Patents by Inventor Scott Betts

Scott Betts 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: 20210138578
    Abstract: An additive manufacturing system comprises a build plane and an energy source configured to direct energy onto a work region of the build plane. An optical detector is configured to receive one or more optical signals from the work region. An optical filter is positioned between the work region and the optical detector, wherein the optical filter includes a first partially transmissive polarized filter having a first polarization axis and a second partially transmissive polarized filter having a second polarization axis. The first polarization axis is rotationally offset from the second polarization axis approximately 90 degrees. The optical filter improves the signal to noise ratio of the optical sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: SIGMA LABS, INC.
    Inventors: Darren Beckett, Martin S. Piltch, Scott Betts, Alberto M. Castro, Kevin Anderson, Lars Jacquemetton, Luis Aguilar
  • Publication number: 20210046546
    Abstract: This disclosure describes an additive manufacturing system that includes a build plane having a first region and a second region. Multiple energy source can be positioned above the build plane and configured to direct energy into the first and second regions of the build plane. The system includes optical sensors configured to monitor an intensity of light emitted from the energy sources. A processor associated with the additive manufacturing system is configured to adjust the sensor outputs in response to the energy sources coming into close proximity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: Sigma Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: R. Bruce Madigan, Mark J. Cola, Scott Betts, Darren Beckett, Alberto M. Castro, Lars Jacquemetton, Martin Piltch
  • Patent number: 10786850
    Abstract: This disclosure describes an additive manufacturing system that includes a build plane having a first region and a second region. Multiple energy source can be positioned above the build plane and configured to direct energy into the first and second regions of the build plane. The system includes optical sensors configured to monitor an intensity of light emitted from the energy sources. A processor associated with the additive manufacturing system is configured to adjust the sensor outputs in response to the energy sources coming into close proximity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: SIGMA LABS, INC.
    Inventors: R. Bruce Madigan, Mark J. Cola, Scott Betts, Darren Beckett, Alberto M. Castro, Lars Jacquemetton, Martin Piltch
  • Publication number: 20200290154
    Abstract: This disclosure describes various methods and apparatus for characterizing an additive manufacturing process. A method for characterizing the additive manufacturing process can include generating scans of an energy source across a build plane; measuring an amount of energy radiated from the build plane during each of the scans using an optical sensing system that monitors two discrete wavelengths associated with a blackbody radiation curve of the layer of powder; determining temperature variations for an area of the build plane traversed by the scans based upon a ratio of sensor readings taken at the two discrete wavelengths; determining that the temperature variations are outside a threshold range of values; and thereafter, adjusting subsequent scans of the energy source across or proximate the area of the build plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: Sigma Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Darren Beckett, Scott Betts, Martin Piltch, R. Bruce Madigan, Lars Jacquemetton, Glenn Wikle, Mark J. Cola, Vivek R. Dave, Alberto M. Castro, Roger Frye
  • Patent number: 10639745
    Abstract: This disclosure describes various methods and apparatus for characterizing an additive manufacturing process. A method for characterizing the additive manufacturing process can include generating scans of an energy source across a build plane; measuring an amount of energy radiated from the build plane during each of the scans using an optical sensing system that monitors two discrete wavelengths associated with a blackbody radiation curve of the layer of powder; determining temperature variations for an area of the build plane traversed by the scans based upon a ratio of sensor readings taken at the two discrete wavelengths; determining that the temperature variations are outside a threshold range of values; and thereafter, adjusting subsequent scans of the energy source across or proximate the area of the build plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: SIGMA LABS, INC.
    Inventors: Darren Beckett, Scott Betts, Martin Piltch, R. Bruce Madigan, Lars Jacquemetton, Glenn Wikle, Mark J. Cola, Vivek R. Dave, Alberto M. Castro, Roger Frye
  • Publication number: 20190255614
    Abstract: This disclosure describes an additive manufacturing system that includes a build plane having a first region and a second region. Multiple energy source can be positioned above the build plane and configured to direct energy into the first and second regions of the build plane. The system includes optical sensors configured to monitor an intensity of light emitted from the energy sources. A processor associated with the additive manufacturing system is configured to adjust the sensor outputs in response to the energy sources coming into close proximity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: Sigma Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: R. Bruce Madigan, Mark J. Cola, Scott Betts, Darren Beckett, Alberto M. Castro, Lars Jacquemetton, Martin Piltch
  • Publication number: 20190255654
    Abstract: This disclosure describes various methods and apparatus for characterizing an additive manufacturing process. A method for characterizing the additive manufacturing process can include generating scans of an energy source across a build plane; measuring an amount of energy radiated from the build plane during each of the scans using an optical sensing system that monitors two discrete wavelengths associated with a blackbody radiation curve of the layer of powder; determining temperature variations for an area of the build plane traversed by the scans based upon a ratio of sensor readings taken at the two discrete wavelengths; determining that the temperature variations are outside a threshold range of values; and thereafter, adjusting subsequent scans of the energy source across or proximate the area of the build plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: Sigma Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Darren Beckett, Scott Betts, Martin Piltch, R. Bruce Madigan, Lars Jacquemetton, Glenn Wikle, Mark J. Cola, Vivek R. Dave, Alberto M. Castro, Roger Frye
  • Publication number: 20160106100
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a microbicidal composition in the form of a concentrate and to the use of the composition for the preservation of technical and domestic products, preferred for the preservation of wet wipes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Inventors: Scott BETTS, Graham LAWSON, Marta URIZAL COMAS, Roman GRABBE, Rüdiger BAUM
  • Publication number: 20160106099
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a microbicidal composition in the form of a concentrate and to the use of the composition for the preservation of technical and domestic products, preferred for the preservation of detergents and paints.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Inventors: Roman GRABBE, Thomas WUNDER, Rüdiger BAUM, Hans-Jürgen SCHMIDT, Scott BETTS
  • Patent number: 7629139
    Abstract: This invention relates to methods of the detection of enzymatically active enzymes in feed added in the pre-pelleting stage. Further, this invention relates to the field of detecting thermotolerant enzymes added to feed in the pre-pelleting stage. In particular, the invention relates to the detection of a phytase enzyme, in particular an E. coli phytase or an E. coli derived phytase in feed, such as Quantum™ Phytase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: AB Enzymes GmbH
    Inventors: Shib Sankar Basu, Stephanie Winslow, Andrea Nelson, Makoto Ono, Scott Betts
  • Patent number: 7317138
    Abstract: The invention provides a synthetic phytase polynucleotide which is optimized for expression in plants and which encodes at thermotolerant phytase, as well as isolated thermotolerant phytase enzyme. Also provided are feed or food products comprising a thermotolerant phytase, and transgenic plants which express the thermotolerant phytase. Further provided are methods for making and using thermotolerant phytases, e.g., a method of using a thermotolerant phytase in feed and food processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2008
    Assignee: Syngenta Participations AG
    Inventors: Michael B. Lanahan, Scott Betts
  • Publication number: 20070092555
    Abstract: The invention provides a synthetic phytase polynucleotide which is optimized for expression in plants and which encodes at thermotolerant phytase, as well as isolated thermotolerant phytase enzyme. Also provided are feed or food products comprising a thermotolerant phytase, and transgenic plants which express the thermotolerant phytase. Further provided are methods for making and using thermotolerant phytases, e.g., a method of using a thermotolerant phytase in feed and food processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Publication date: April 26, 2007
    Inventors: Michael Lanahan, Scott Betts
  • Patent number: 7169595
    Abstract: The invention provides a synthetic phytase polynucleotide which is optimized for expression in plants and which encodes at thermotolerant phytase, as well as isolated thermotolerant phytase enzyme. Also provided are feed or food products comprising a thermotolerant phytase, and transgenic plants which express the thermotolerant phytase. Further provided are methods for making and using thermotolerant phytases, e.g., a method of using a thermotolerant phytase in feed and food processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: Syngenta Participations AG
    Inventors: Michael B. Lanahan, Scott Betts
  • Publication number: 20060286621
    Abstract: This invention relates to methods of the detection of enzymatically active enzymes in feed added in the pre-pelleting stage. Further, this invention relates to the field of detecting thermotolerant enzymes added to feed in the pre-pelleting stage. In particular, the invention relates to the detection of a phytase enzyme, in particular an E. coli phytase or an E. coli derived phytase in feed, such as Quantum™ Phytase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2006
    Publication date: December 21, 2006
    Inventors: Shib Basu, Stephanie Winslow, Andrea Nelson, Makoto Ono, Scott Betts
  • Publication number: 20060288443
    Abstract: Provided is a nucleotide sequence encoding a 55 kDa maize prolamin family protein. Also provided is a nucleotide sequence derived from the promoter of the 55 kDa maize gene that can be used to express heterologous sequences in plants, and methods of using the disclosed nucleotide sequences.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2006
    Publication date: December 21, 2006
    Applicant: Syngenta Participations AG
    Inventors: Scott Betts, Dale Skalla, Sandra Voltrath, Koen Hendrickx
  • Patent number: 7141717
    Abstract: The invention provides a synthetic phytase polynucleotide which is optimized for expression in plants and which encodes at thermotolerant phytase, as well as isolated thermotolerant phytase enzyme. Also provided are feed or food products comprising a thermotolerant phytase, and transgenic plants which express the thermotolerant phytase. Further provided are methods for making and using thermotolerant phytases, e.g., a method of using a thermotolerant phytase in feed and food processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2006
    Assignee: Syngenta Participations AG
    Inventors: Michael B. Lanahan, Scott Betts
  • Publication number: 20060228400
    Abstract: The invention provides a synthetic phytase polynucleotide which is optimized for expression in plants and which encodes at thermotolerant phytase, as well as isolated thermotolerant phytase enzyme. Also provided are feed or food products comprising a thermotolerant phytase, and transgenic plants which express the thermotolerant phytase. Further provided are methods for making and using thermotolerant phytases, e.g., a method of using a thermotolerant phytase in feed and food processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2006
    Publication date: October 12, 2006
    Inventors: Michael Lanahan, Scott Betts
  • Patent number: 7119255
    Abstract: Provided is a nucleotide sequence of a promoter from a gene encoding a 55 kDa maize prolamin family protein. Also provided are methods that utilize the 55 kDa maize prolamin family gene promoter to express heterologous sequences in plants, expression cassettes that include the 55 kDa maize prolamin family gene promoter, and plants transformed with expression cassettes that include the 55 kDa maize prolamin family gene promoter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Assignee: Syngenta Participations, AG
    Inventors: Scott Betts, Dale Wayne Skalla, Sandra Lynn Voltrath, Koen Hendrickx
  • Patent number: 7081563
    Abstract: The invention provides a synthetic phytase polynucleotide which is optimized for expression in plants and which encodes at thermotolerant phytase, as well as isolated thermotolerant phytase enzyme. Also provided are feed or food products comprising a thermotolerant phytase, and transgenic plants which express the thermotolerant phytase. Further provided are methods for making and using thermotolerant phytases, e.g., a method of using a thermotolerant phytase in feed and food processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2006
    Assignee: Syngenta Participations AG
    Inventors: Michael B. Lanahan, Scott Betts
  • Publication number: 20060137038
    Abstract: The invention provides a synthetic phytase polynucleotide which is optimized for expression in plants and which encodes at thermotolerant phytase, as well as isolated thermotolerant phytase enzyme. Also provided are feed or food products comprising a thermotolerant phytase, and transgenic plants which express the thermotolerant phytase. Further provided are methods for making and using thermotolerant phytases, e.g., a method of using a thermotolerant phytase in feed and food processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2006
    Publication date: June 22, 2006
    Inventors: Michael Lanahan, Scott Betts