Patents by Inventor Nicholas Burtt

Nicholas Burtt has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20190084196
    Abstract: The present disclosure is related to articles for use in footwear and other applications, and associated systems and methods. Certain embodiments relate to methods for producing articles, such depositing a fiber onto a last to form non-woven materials. The fiber may be, for example, a pre-formed fiber, or a fiber that includes a reaction product of a composition extruded from one or more nozzles. In some embodiments, a method may comprise using one or more nozzles to deposit a fiber to form a non-woven material and to 3D-print one or more features onto the non-woven material. In some cases, articles may be formed that include fewer than five pieces of material. In some embodiments, an article may include a non-woven material that comprises thermoset fibers. In addition, some embodiments relate to lasts that may be suited to forming non-woven materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: Voxel8, Inc.
    Inventors: Travis Alexander Busbee, Nicholas Burtt Holmes
  • Publication number: 20190039299
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to the printing of materials, using 3-dimensional printing and other printing techniques, including the use of one or more mixing nozzles, and/or multi-axis control over the translation and/or rotation of the print head or the substrate onto which materials are printed. In some embodiments, a material may be prepared by extruding material through print head comprising a nozzle, such as a microfluidic printing nozzle, which may be used to mix materials within the nozzle and direct the resulting product onto a substrate. The print head and/or the substrate may be configured to be translated and/or rotated, for example, using a computer or other controller, in order to control the deposition of material onto the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: Voxel8, Inc.
    Inventors: Travis Alexander Busbee, Andrew Marschner, Carmen M. Graves, Noah William Collins, Nicholas Burtt