Patents by Inventor Peter A. Webber

Peter A. Webber 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).

  • Patent number: 10466175
    Abstract: Corrosion inhibitor and kinetic hydrate inhibitor formulations, and methods of using each are provided. Each formulation optionally includes a fluorophore, which can be used to fluorometrically control dosage of each formulation into an aqueous liquid utilized in a downhole application, thereby providing improved precision of dosage into aqueous liquids having relatively high turbidity, and consequently relatively high light absorbance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Michel Issa Abla, Jeffery Dennis Breshears, John E. Hoots, Jeremy Moloney, Allan Scott, Peter A. Webber
  • Publication number: 20190298494
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods and apparatuses (e.g., systems, devices, etc.) for dental attachment placement. A dental attachment placement device may include a minimal holding one or more dental attachments. The minimal frame may include features for registering and accurately aligning and orienting the dental attachments with respect to surfaces of the teeth, and for securing the dental attachments to the teeth. The attachment positions on the teeth may be determined based on an orthodontic treatment plan using a virtual model of a patient's dental arch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Peter WEBBER, Siobhan O'LEARY, Jun SATO
  • Publication number: 20190239984
    Abstract: A series of appliances including a first shell and a second shell can be designed to incrementally implement a treatment plan. The first and second shells can have cavities designed to receive teeth of a jaw. The first shell can be designed to interface with a first surface of a plurality of surfaces of an attachment structure to provide a first engagement force specific to a first stage of the treatment plan. The second shell can be designed to interface with a second surface of the plurality of surfaces of the attachment structure attached to the at least one tooth of the first jaw to provide a second engagement force specific to a second stage of the treatment plan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventor: Peter WEBBER
  • Patent number: 10281086
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to one or more compositions and methods for inhibiting the formation of gas hydrate agglomerates in a fluid. The fluid may be contained, for example, in an oil or gas pipeline or refinery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Peter A. Webber, Sahana Nagappayya
  • Publication number: 20190125497
    Abstract: A system for correcting class III malocclusions is disclosed. The system may include a maxilla appliance having tooth receiving cavities shaped to receive teeth of the maxilla and a first coupling for receiving an elastic. The system may also include a mandibular appliance having tooth receiving cavities shaped to receive teeth of the mandible. In some embodiments, the system includes a class III corrective appliance having a first mount shaped to engage with the mandibular arch of the patient and having a second coupling shaped to receive the elastic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Mitra DERAKHSHAN, Crystal TJHIA, Rohit TANUGULA, Yaser SHANJANI, Ryan KIMURA, Bruce CAM, Eric YAU, Yuxiang WANG, Ken WU, Peter WEBBER, Jun SATO, John Y. MORTON
  • Patent number: 10258432
    Abstract: A series of appliances including a first shell and a second shell can be designed to incrementally implement a treatment plan. The first and second shells can have cavities designed to receive teeth of a jaw. The first shell can be designed to interface with a first surface of a plurality of surfaces of an attachment structure to provide a first engagement force specific to a first stage of the treatment plan. The second shell can be designed to interface with a second surface of the plurality of surfaces of the attachment structure attached to the at least one tooth of the first jaw to provide a second engagement force specific to a second stage of the treatment plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Align Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Webber
  • Publication number: 20190090983
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods, computing device readable medium, devices, and systems having a dental appliance binding structure. One method can include to create a treatment plan based on a virtual model of a jaw of a patient, wherein the treatment plan includes use of a dental appliance having a first surface that defines a plurality of cavities shaped to receive a plurality of teeth, modify the virtual model of the jaw in a first configuration to include a virtual binding structure on a second surface, the platform shaped to receive a specialized feature that provides one or more force characteristics, select a particular specialized feature as an attachment to the dental appliance, and adjust the virtual model of the jaw from a first configuration to a second configuration, based at least in part on a modeled force provided by the virtual binding structure and the particular specialized feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Peter Webber, Jennifer C. Chen, Yan Chen, Bastien Pesenti, Crystal Tjhia
  • Patent number: 10213277
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods, computing device readable medium, devices, and systems having a dental appliance binding structure. One method can include to create a treatment plan based on a virtual model of a jaw of a patient, wherein the treatment plan includes use of a dental appliance having a first surface that defines a plurality of cavities shaped to receive a plurality of teeth, modify the virtual model of the jaw in a first configuration to include a virtual binding structure on a second surface, the platform shaped to receive a specialized feature that provides one or more force characteristics, select a particular specialized feature as an attachment to the dental appliance, and adjust the virtual model of the jaw from a first configuration to a second configuration, based at least in part on a modeled force provided by the virtual binding structure and the particular specialized feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Align Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Webber, Jennifer C. Chen, Yan Chen, Bastien Pesenti, Crystal Tjhia
  • Publication number: 20190038383
    Abstract: A method includes forming a plastic orthodontic aligner having a plurality of cavities shaped to receive at least portions of a plurality of teeth of a patient. A first segment of the plastic orthodontic aligner corresponds to a first subset of the plurality of cavities for moving a first subset of the plurality of teeth of the patient. A second segment of the plastic orthodontic aligner corresponds to a second subset of the plurality of cavities. The method further includes removing a first portion of the plastic orthodontic aligner between the first and second segments of the plastic orthodontic aligner to form a connector to minimize force transmission between the first and second segments. The connector is configured to be disposed along one or more additional teeth to span a gap between the first and second segments without exerting a clinically significant force on the one or more additional teeth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Peter Webber, Jennifer C. Chen, Yan Chen
  • Publication number: 20190000593
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for generating a treatment plan for arch expansion where a polymeric shell appliance is utilized to generate one or more activation forces that facilitate tooth movement. The polymeric shell appliances may comprise one or more tooth receiving cavities, in which each of the plurality of tooth receiving cavities is shaped and arranged to provide a counter moment of each of the plurality of teeth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Bruce CAM, Peter WEBBER, Yuxiang WANG, Jun SATO, Jeeyoung CHOI
  • Patent number: 10111730
    Abstract: A segmented orthodontic aligner includes at least a first segment and a second segment. Each segment is shaped to fit over a set of teeth of a patient. The segmented aligner further includes a connector that joins the first segment to the second segment. The connector isolates the transmission of force between the first segment and the second segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Align Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Webber, Jennifer C. Chen, Yan Chen
  • Publication number: 20180200031
    Abstract: A mold includes a first section, a second section, and a weakened region that joins the first section to the second section. The weakened region is breakable, deflectable, or deformable in response to a first threshold force to enable the first section to be removed from a shell independently of the second section after the shell is formed over the mold. The first threshold force is less than a second threshold force that would damage or permanently deform the shell. The first section is a first mold of at least a portion of one or more first teeth of a dental arch and the second section is a second mold of at least a portion of one or more second teeth of the dental arch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Peter Webber, Rohit Tanugula, Shiva P. Sambu, Crystal Tjhia
  • Publication number: 20180194039
    Abstract: A mold includes a main body and a separable feature. One or more first weakened regions join the separable feature to the main body. The one or more first weakened regions are breakable to enable the main body to be removed from a shell independently of the separable feature after the shell is formed over the mold. The main body includes a first section and a second section that are at least partially separable at one or more second weakened regions to enable the first section to be removed from the shell independently of the second section after the shell is formed over the mold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Rohit Tanugula, Dennis Te, Peter Webber, Shiva P. Sambu, Crystal Tjhia
  • Patent number: 10006128
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are corrosion inhibiting compounds and compositions useful in applications relating to the production, transportation, storage, and separation of crude oil and natural gas. Also disclosed herein are methods of using the compounds and compositions as corrosion inhibitors, particularly in applications relating to the production, transportation, storage, and separation of crude oil and natural gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Peter A. Webber, Peter G. Conrad, Austen K. Flatt, Victor V. Keasler
  • Publication number: 20180168776
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for improved orthodontic treatment of a patient's teeth are provided herein. In some aspects, a method for fabricating an orthodontic appliance for treating a patient's teeth is disclosed. The method may comprise determining a movement path to move a tooth from an initial arrangement towards a target arrangement; determining a force system to move the tooth along the movement path; determining a variable gable bend to produce the force system; determining a geometry for a tooth receiving cavity of the appliance based on the variable gable bend; and generating instructions for fabricating the appliance having a tooth receiving cavity formed according to the geometry for the tooth receiving cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventor: Peter Webber
  • Patent number: 9988568
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to one or more compositions and methods for inhibiting the formation of gas hydrate agglomerates in a fluid. The fluid may be contained, for example, in an oil or gas pipeline or refinery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: John Waldvogel, Qiwei Li, Peter Webber, Andrea Gutierrez, Pritesh Sharma
  • Patent number: 9943386
    Abstract: A breakable or deflectable mold includes a first section, a second section, and a weakened region that joins the first section to the second section. The weakened region is breakable or deflectable to enable the first section to be removed independently of the second section after a shell is formed over the breakable mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Align Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Webber, Rohit Tanugula, Shiva P. Sambu, Crystal Tjhia
  • Patent number: 9943991
    Abstract: A mold comprises a main body and a separable feature. One or more weakened regions join the separable feature to the main body. The one or more weakened regions are breakable to enable the main body to be removed from a shell independently of the separable feature after the shell is formed over the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Align Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Rohit Tanugula, Dennis Te, Peter Webber, Shiva P. Sambu, Crystal Tjhia
  • Publication number: 20170319296
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods, computing device readable medium, devices, and systems having a dental attachment placement structure. One dental attachment placement apparatus includes a body having an attachment placement surface that is to be placed on an attachment affixing surface of a tooth and wherein the attachment placement surface includes a portion that is shaped to allow placement of an attachment at a particular position on the affixing surface of the tooth and a portion of the body having a contour that is shaped to correspond with a contour of an alignment surface of a tooth and when the contour of the body and the corresponding contour is aligned, the attachment is located at the particular position and can be secured to the affixing surface of the tooth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: Peter Webber, Siobhan O'Leary
  • Publication number: 20170304025
    Abstract: A series of appliances including a first shell and a second shell can be designed to incrementally implement a treatment plan. The first and second shells can have cavities designed to receive teeth of a jaw. The first shell can be designed to interface with a first surface of a plurality of surfaces of an attachment structure to provide a first engagement force specific to a first stage of the treatment plan. The second shell can be designed to interface with a second surface of the plurality of surfaces of the attachment structure attached to the at least one tooth of the first jaw to provide a second engagement force specific to a second stage of the treatment plan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventor: Peter Webber