Patents by Inventor Steven V. Weeks

Steven V. Weeks 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: 20160051348
    Abstract: The systems and methods disclosed herein employ a scanning system for capturing highly detailed digital dental models. These models may be used within a dentist's office for a wide array of dental functions including quality control, restoration design, and fitting. These models may also, or instead, be transmitted to dental laboratories that may, alone or in collaboration with the originating dentist or other dental professionals, transform the digital model into a physical realization of a dental hardware item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Inventors: Joseph Boerjes, Simon K. J. Schiessl, Michael P. Girard, Micah J. Rosenbloom, Eric B. Paley, Edward K. Tekeian, Steven V. Weeks, David E. Altobelli, Douglas M. Johnston, Janos Rohaly
  • Patent number: 9208531
    Abstract: The systems and methods disclosed herein employ a scanning system for capturing highly detailed digital dental models. These models may be used within a dentist's office for a wide array of dental functions including quality control, restoration design, and fitting. These models may also, or instead, be transmitted to dental laboratories that may, alone or in collaboration with the originating dentist or other dental professionals, transform the digital model into a physical realization of a dental hardware item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Joseph Boerjes, Simon K. J. Schiessl, Michael P. Girard, Micah J. Rosenbloom, Eric B. Paley, Edward K. Tekeian, Steven V. Weeks, David E. Altobelli, Douglas M. Johnston, Janos Rohaly
  • Patent number: 8742976
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing power management for a device including a radar unit and an ad hoc network node are presented. The present invention involves various individual components of the device being turned on and off in various sequences in order to minimize power draw of the device. This involves starting individual components ahead of when they are required so they are fully functional when needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Raytheon BBN Technologies Corp.
    Inventors: Steven V. Weeks, Paul Dryer, Dale G. Robertson
  • Patent number: 8454365
    Abstract: The systems and methods disclosed herein employ a scanning system for capturing highly detailed digital dental models. These models may be used within a dentist's office for a wide array of dental functions including quality control, restoration design, and fitting. These models may also, or instead, be transmitted to dental laboratories that may, alone or in collaboration with the originating dentist or other dental professionals, transform the digital model into a physical realization of a dental hardware item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Joseph Boerjes, Simon K. J. Schiessl, Michael P. Girard, Micah J. Rosenbloom, Eric B. Paley, Edward K. Tekeian, Steven V. Weeks, David E. Altobelli, Douglas M. Johnston, Janos Rohaly
  • Publication number: 20120231421
    Abstract: The systems and methods disclosed herein employ a scanning system for capturing highly detailed digital dental models. These models may be used within a dentist's office for a wide array of dental functions including quality control, restoration design, and fitting. These models may also, or instead, be transmitted to dental laboratories that may, alone or in collaboration with the originating dentist or other dental professionals, transform the digital model into a physical realization of a dental hardware item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventors: Joseph Boerjes, Simon K.J. Schiessl, Michael P. Girard, Micah J. Rosenbloom, Eric B. Paley, Edward K. Tekeian, Steven V. Weeks, David E. Altobelli, Douglas M. Johnston, Janos Rohaly
  • Publication number: 20120032834
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein include a sensor device that monitors external activity and that includes functionality to detect tampering of the device itself. When monitoring for tampering, a power switch is disabled. Techniques include detecting relative movement of the sensor device, reporting tampering activity, and executing tamper detection responses. Responses can include tracking geographical movement and/or subsequent tampering activity to assist in recovery of a transported device. Responses can also include adjusting power consumption such as by modifying sensing functionality of the sensor device. Techniques include use of an accelerometer that can be positioned in the sensor device to detect relative movement. Once relative movement meets a predetermined threshold indicating device tampering, the sensor device transmits a notification of such tampering, via a network, or in response to a query from an authorized peer device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Inventor: Steven V. Weeks
  • Patent number: 7956862
    Abstract: Camera motion is determined in a three-dimensional image capture system using a combination of two-dimensional image data and three-dimensional point cloud data available from a stereoscopic, multi-aperture, or similar camera system. More specifically, a rigid transformation of point cloud data between two three-dimensional point clouds may be more efficiently parameterized using point correspondence established between two-dimensional pixels in source images for the three-dimensional point clouds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Tong Zhang, Janos Rohaly, Steven V. Weeks
  • Patent number: 7912257
    Abstract: The systems and methods disclosed herein provide real time display of three-dimensional dental data acquired intraorally from a dental patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Eric B. Paley, Janos Rohaly, Joseph Boerjes, Douglas P. Hart, Micah J. Rosenbloom, Steven V. Weeks
  • Patent number: 7840042
    Abstract: The systems and methods disclosed herein employ superposition of two-dimensional video and a rendered, three-dimensional image to provide visual feedback during acquisition and analysis of three-dimensional data. These systems and methods may be usefully employed in a context such as dentistry to assist in the acquisition of highly detailed and accurate digital dental models from the dentition of a dental patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Ilya A. Kriveshko, Joseph Boerjes, Steven V. Weeks, Janos Rohaly
  • Patent number: 7813591
    Abstract: The systems and methods disclosed herein provide visual feedback concerning one or more scanning parameters to a user during acquisition of a three dimensional scan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Eric B. Paley, Ilya A. Kriveshko, Joseph Boeries, Steven V. Weeks, Edward K. Tekeian, Janos Rohaly
  • Publication number: 20100013909
    Abstract: Camera motion is determined in a three-dimensional image capture system using a combination of two-dimensional image data and three-dimensional point cloud data available from a stereoscopic, multi-aperture, or similar camera system. More specifically, a rigid transformation of point cloud data between two three-dimensional point clouds may be more efficiently parameterized using point correspondence established between two-dimensional pixels in source images for the three-dimensional point clouds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Inventors: Tong Zhang, Janos Rohaly, Steven V. Weeks
  • Publication number: 20090298017
    Abstract: The systems and methods disclosed herein employ a scanning system for capturing highly detailed digital dental models. These models may be used within a dentist's office for a wide array of dental functions including quality control, restoration design, and fitting. These models may also, or instead, be transmitted to dental laboratories that may, alone or in collaboration with the originating dentist or other dental professionals, transform the digital model into a physical realization of a dental hardware item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2007
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Applicant: 3M INNIVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Joseph Boerjes, Simon K.J. Schiessl, Michael P. Girard, Micah J. Rosenbloom, Eric B. Paley, Edward K. Tekeian, Steven V. Weeks, David E. Altobelli, Douglas M. Johnston, Janos Rohaly
  • Patent number: 7605817
    Abstract: Camera motion is determined in a three-dimensional image capture system using a combination of two-dimensional image data and three-dimensional point cloud data available from a stereoscopic, multi-aperture, or similar camera system. More specifically, a rigid transformation of point cloud data between two three-dimensional point clouds may be more efficiently parameterized using point correspondence established between two-dimensional pixels in source images for the three-dimensional point clouds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Tong Zhang, Janos Rohaly, Steven V. Weeks
  • Publication number: 20080199829
    Abstract: The systems and methods disclosed herein provide real time display of three-dimensional dental data acquired intraorally from a dental patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2006
    Publication date: August 21, 2008
    Inventors: Eric B. Paley, Janos Rohaly, Joseph Boerjes, Douglas P. Hart, Micah J. Rosenbloom, Steven V. Weeks
  • Publication number: 20070172101
    Abstract: The systems and methods disclosed herein employ superposition of two-dimensional video and a rendered, three-dimensional image to provide visual feedback during acquisition and analysis of three-dimensional data. These systems and methods may be usefully employed in a context such as dentistry to assist in the acquisition of highly detailed and accurate digital dental models from the dentition of a dental patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2006
    Publication date: July 26, 2007
    Inventors: Ilya A. Kriveshko, Joseph Boerjes, Steven V. Weeks, Janos Rohaly
  • Publication number: 20070172112
    Abstract: The systems and methods disclosed herein provide visual feedback concerning one or more scanning parameters to a user during acquisition of a three dimensional scan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2006
    Publication date: July 26, 2007
    Inventors: Eric B. Paley, Ilya A. Kriveshko, Joseph Boeries, Steven V. Weeks, Edward K. Tekeian, Janos Rohaly