Patents by Inventor Scott Summit

Scott Summit 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: 11331557
    Abstract: A virtual reality (VR) system includes a VR display and a VR movement apparatus that includes hand interfaces and foot interfaces that can support the hands and feet of a system user. The VR movement apparatus allow the user's limbs to move in 3-dimensional space that include vertical, lateral, and fore-aft direction movements. A computer running VR software coordinate and synchronizes the VR movement apparatus and the VR display to provide system users with simulated activities in a VR environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Ethereal Matter, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Summit
  • Patent number: 11083967
    Abstract: A virtual reality (VR) system includes a VR display and a VR movement apparatus that includes hand user interfaces (UIs) and foot UIs that can support the hands, feet, and total weight of a user. The VR movement apparatus allow the user's hands and feet to move in 3-dimensional space that include vertical, lateral, and fore-aft direction movements. A computer running VR software coordinate and synchronizes the VR movement apparatus and the VR display to provide system users with simulated activities in a VR environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Ethereal Matter, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Summit
  • Patent number: 11007070
    Abstract: A custom device and method for fabricating the custom device includes marking a body with reference points and/or other indicators. Multiple images of the body from multiple angles are then obtained. The images are used to determine the contours of the body and the other markings are located and used to design a brace having an inner surface that corresponds to the contours of the body. The custom modular brace is fabricated as multiple pieces that are releasably coupled together and sequentially removed as the patient heals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: 3D SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Scott Summit, Kenneth B Trauner
  • Publication number: 20210096648
    Abstract: A virtual reality (VR) system includes a VR display and a VR movement apparatus that includes hand interfaces and foot interfaces that can support the hands and feet of a system user. The VR movement apparatus allow the user's limbs to move in 3-dimensional space that include vertical, lateral, and fore-aft direction movements. A computer running VR software coordinate and synchronizes the VR movement apparatus and the VR display to provide system users with simulated activities in a VR environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventor: Scott Summit
  • Patent number: 10646768
    Abstract: A virtual reality (VR) system includes a VR display and a VR movement apparatus that includes hand interfaces and foot interfaces that can support the hands and feet of a system user. The VR movement apparatus allow the user's limbs to move in 3-dimensional space that include vertical, lateral, and fore-aft direction movements. A computer running VR software coordinate and synchronizes the VR movement apparatus and the VR display to provide system users with simulated activities in a VR environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventor: Scott Summit
  • Patent number: 10482187
    Abstract: A custom brace and method for fabricating the custom brace includes marking a body with reference points and/or other indicators. Multiple images of the body from multiple angles are then obtained. The images are used to determine the contours of the body and the other markings are located and used to design the custom brace. Fenestrations can be added to the brace design. The custom brace can be fabricated with the fenestrations as a single piece structure or in multiple pieces that are assembled to complete the custom device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: 3D SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Scott Summit, Kenneth B Trauner
  • Patent number: 10327940
    Abstract: A spiral brace has an inner surface that corresponds to a digital representation of an injured limb. The spiral brace can wrap around a length of the limb in a helical manner. The body of the spiral brace may be a single piece structure that is fenestrated to provide air circulation to the injured limb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: 3D SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Scott Summit, Kenneth B Trauner
  • Publication number: 20190151741
    Abstract: A virtual reality (VR) system includes a VR display and a VR movement apparatus that includes hand interfaces and foot interfaces that can support the hands and feet of a system user. The VR movement apparatus allow the user's limbs to move in 3-dimensional space that include vertical, lateral, and fore-aft direction movements. A computer running VR software coordinate and synchronizes the VR movement apparatus and the VR display to provide system users with simulated activities in a VR environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventor: Scott Summit
  • Patent number: 10238520
    Abstract: An adjustable brace includes a first portion for supporting one surface of a patient and a plurality of adjustable portions that allow the internal cross section of the brace to be adjusted. When a limb is injured, a patient may have a swollen limb and the adjustable brace can be set to a large cross section. As the limb heals, the swelling decreases and the limb cross section also decreases due to atrophy. The adjustable couplings are adjusted to reduce the cross section to properly fit the limb of the patient and provide proper protection and support during the healing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: 3D SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Scott Summit, Kenneth B Trauner
  • Patent number: 10231862
    Abstract: A custom device and method for fabricating the custom device includes marking a body with reference points and/or other indicators. Multiple images of the body from multiple angles are then obtained. The images are used to determine the contours of the body and the other markings are located and used to design the custom device. The custom device can be fabricated as a single piece structure or in multiple pieces that are assembled to complete the custom device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: 3D SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Scott Summit, Kenneth B Trauner
  • Patent number: 10061302
    Abstract: A waste removal and transfer assembly for a 3D printing system comprises a waste material remover and a waste material collector. The waste material remover comprises a movable waste removing element selectively movable into contact with a planerizer roller to remove 3D printing waste material from the planerizer roller. The waste material remover is coupled to translate with the planerizer roller and comprises an opening leading to a waste material receptacle configured to receive waste material and at least one port selectively operable to transfer waste material from the waste receptacle. The waste material collector has a receiving position that is stationary relative to the waste material remover. The waste material collector comprises an opening and a waste material storage recess to receive waste material transferred from the waste material remover via the at least one port and to store the received waste material for subsequent disposal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: 3D Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jos Wim Jacobs, Nathan Hult, Keith Newell, Keaton Jonathan Daniel Snyder, Jasper Kent Wong, Gustavo Fricke, Scott Summit
  • Patent number: 9918866
    Abstract: A bikini brace has an inner surface that corresponds to a digital representation of an injured limb. The bikini brace can wrap around a length of the limb in a helical manner. The body of the bikini brace may be a single piece structure that is fenestrated to provide air circulation to the injured limb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: 3D SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Scott Summit, Kenneth B Trauner
  • Patent number: 9858359
    Abstract: A conformable hand brace includes inner surfaces for supporting thumb and palm portions of a patient's hand and an adjustable mechanism that allows the cross section of the brace to be adjusted. The design of the conformal hand brace can be automatically designed by a computer based upon anatomical measurements of a patient's hand derived from a plurality of photographs of the hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: 3D SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Scott Summit, Kenneth B. Trauner, Andrew R. Miller, Andew Zukoski, Robert P. Vallone
  • Patent number: 9782274
    Abstract: A fairing can be attached to a prosthetic limb or over a brace to alter the appearance of the prosthetic limb or brace. The outer surface of the prosthetic limb can be a mirror image of an intact limb and the outer surface of the brace can have an outer surface that corresponds to an injured limb. Because the fairing fits closely around the prosthetic limb or brace, the interior surface of the fairing has a surface that corresponds to a mirror image of an intact limb or an outer surface of an injured limb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: 3D Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Summit, Kenneth B Trauner
  • Patent number: 9549837
    Abstract: A brace has a plurality of elongated beams that extend in parallel along the length of the brace. The adjacent beams are coupled to posts that extend around the circumference of the brace in a staggered pattern and hold the beams in place around the brace. The beams and posts define a plurality of elongated fenestrations. The configuration of the beams and fenestrations allow the brace to be strong in compression and bending and also provide elastic radial expansion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: 3D Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Summit, Kenneth B Trauner
  • Patent number: 9532917
    Abstract: A crutch includes a grip and a forearm support that are coupled to an elongated member that extends from the forearm support to the ground. The inner surface of the forearm support can correspond to a digital representation of a forearm of the patient and the outer surface of the hand grip can correspond to a digital representation of a palmar surface of the patient's hand in at least a partially closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: 3D Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Summit, Kenneth B Trauner
  • Patent number: 9529941
    Abstract: A conformable hand brace includes a support surface for supporting palm portion of a patient's hand and an adjustable mechanism that allows the cross section of the brace to be adjusted. The brace can be adjusted to provide a close fit as the geometry of the hand changes. The inventive system allows the conformable hand brace to be designed automatically by a computer based upon anatomical measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: 3D SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Scott Summit, Kenneth B. Trauner, Andrew R. Miller, Andew Zukoski, Robert P. Vallone
  • Publication number: 20160370792
    Abstract: A waste removal and transfer assembly for a 3D printing system comprises a waste material remover and a waste material collector. The waste material remover comprises a movable waste removing element selectively movable into contact with a planerizer roller to remove 3D printing waste material from the planerizer roller. The waste material remover is coupled to translate with the planerizer roller and comprises an opening leading to a waste material receptacle configured to receive waste material and at least one port selectively operable to transfer waste material from the waste receptacle. The waste material collector has a receiving position that is stationary relative to the waste material remover. The waste material collector comprises an opening and a waste material storage recess to receive waste material transferred from the waste material remover via the at least one port and to store the received waste material for subsequent disposal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Jos Jacobs, Nathan Hult, Keith Newell, Keaton Snyder, Jasper Wong, Gustavo Fricke, Scott Summit
  • Patent number: 9519733
    Abstract: A computer provides a graphical user interface that allows designers to design string instruments. The dimensions and shape of the string instrument design can be altered using controls. The wind instrument design can be stored in a database and transmitted to a 3 dimensional printer which can fabricate the string instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: 3D Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Summit
  • Patent number: D776174
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: 3D Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Summit, Janne Kyttanen