Patents by Inventor Tyler Bell

Tyler Bell 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: 11050995
    Abstract: A method for generating encoded depth data includes receiving digital fringe projection (DFP) data corresponding to a three-dimensional structure of a physical object, and generating first and second fringe encodings for a first predetermined wavelength based on the DFP data at a first coordinate. The method further includes generating third and fourth fringe encodings for a second predetermined wavelength based on the DFP data at the first coordinate, the second wavelength being longer than the first wavelength, and generating a combined fringe encoding based on the third fringe encoding and the fourth fringe encoding. The method further includes storing the first, second, and combined fringe encoding data in a pixel of two-dimensional image data at a pixel coordinate in the two-dimensional image data corresponding to the first coordinate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventors: Song Zhang, Tyler Bell
  • Publication number: 20210087408
    Abstract: Water-based coating compositions or paint having improved gloss retention, including a latex or water-dispersible polymer, a UV-VIS absorber comprising a substituted benzophenone capable of being a free radical generator, a hindered amine light stabilizer, and optionally a low-VOC coalescent provided in a preferably desired amount. A composition comprising a blend a UV-VIS absorber comprising a substituted benzophenone capable of being a free radical generator, a hindered amine light stabilizer, and a low-VOC coalescent, providing a thermally-stable coalescent that can be used in a paint formulation for gloss retention. Gloss retention of paints containing the UV-VIS absorber and hindered amine light stabilizer being markedly improved over paints that do not have both components present.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Robert W. Sandoval, Matthew D. Andersson, T. Howard Killilea, Mary Jane Hibben, Frank Cusimano, Tyler Bell, Michael C. Wildman
  • Patent number: 10889721
    Abstract: Water-based coating compositions or paint having improved gloss retention, including a latex or water-dispersible polymer, a UV-VIS absorber comprising a substituted benzophenone capable of being a free radical generator, a hindered amine light stabilizer, and optionally a low-VOC coalescent provided in a preferably desired amount. A composition comprising a blend a UV-VIS absorber comprising a substituted benzophenone capable of being a free radical generator, a hindered amine light stabilizer, and a low-VOC coalescent, providing a thermally-stable coalescent that can be used in a paint formulation for gloss retention. Gloss retention of paints containing the UV-VIS absorber and hindered amine light stabilizer being markedly improved over paints that do not have both components present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: SWIMC LLC
    Inventors: Robert W. Sandoval, Matthew D. Andersson, T. Howard Killilea, Mary Jane Hibben, Frank Cusimano, Tyler Bell, Michael C. Wildman
  • Patent number: 10866937
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to apparatus, systems, and methods for providing a location information analytics mechanism. The location information analytics mechanism is configured to analyze location information to extract contextual information (e.g., profile) about a mobile device or a user of a mobile device, collectively referred to as a target entity. The location information analytics mechanism can include analyzing location data points associated with a target entity to determine features associated with the target entity, and using the features to predict attributes associated with the target entity. The set of predicted attributes can form a profile of the target entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Factual Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler Bell, Bill Michels, Spencer Tipping, Tom White, Boris Shimanovsky
  • Publication number: 20200354603
    Abstract: Coating compositions or paint having a pigment blended with a polymer system including one or more latex polymers, wherein the polymer system contains an alkali-soluble resin having an acid value and molecular weight and provided in a preferably desired amount to demonstrate optimal performance characteristics of washability, stain resistance or scrubability without negatively impacting block resistance, especially when neutralized with a low-volatility base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Dana Christensen, Tyler Bell, Robert Sandoval, Mary Jane Hibben, Michael Wildman
  • Publication number: 20200224052
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a coating composition or paint comprising a multistage latex with at least first and second stages, wherein the composition or paint is substantially free of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and capable of film formation even in the absence of coalescent agents. The base paint formulation is capable of being tinted at a point-of-sale (i.e. in-store) using a colorant composition of a type and quantity required to produce a paint of desired color and finish. The paints, show improved block resistance, scrub resistance and tack resistance. Rheological techniques as described herein may be used to determine tack resistance, print resistance, and other performance characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Tessie Rose Ewert, Tyler Bell, Robert Sandoval, Mary Jane Hibben
  • Publication number: 20200228778
    Abstract: A method for generating encoded depth data includes receiving digital fringe projection (DFP) data corresponding to a three-dimensional structure of a physical object, and generating first and second fringe encodings for a first predetermined wavelength based on the DFP data at a first coordinate. The method further includes generating third and fourth fringe encodings for a second predetermined wavelength based on the DFP data at the first coordinate, the second wavelength being longer than the first wavelength, and generating a combined fringe encoding based on the third fringe encoding and the fourth fringe encoding. The method further includes storing the first, second, and combined fringe encoding data in a pixel of two-dimensional image data at a pixel coordinate in the two-dimensional image data corresponding to the first coordinate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Song Zhang, Tyler Bell
  • Publication number: 20200167322
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to apparatus, systems, and methods for providing a location information analytics mechanism. The location information analytics mechanism is configured to analyze location information to extract contextual information (e.g., profile) about a mobile device or a user of a mobile device, collectively referred to as a target entity. The location information analytics mechanism can include analyzing location data points associated with a target entity to determine features associated with the target entity, and using the features to predict attributes associated with the target entity. The set of predicted attributes can form a profile of the target entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Tyler Bell, Bill Michels, Spencer Tipping, Tom White, Boris Shimanovsky
  • Patent number: 10647871
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a coating composition or paint comprising a multistage latex with at least first and second stages, wherein the composition or paint is substantially free of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and capable of film formation even in the absence of coalescent agents. The base paint formulation is capable of being tinted at a point-of-sale (i.e. in-store) using a colorant composition of a type and quantity required to produce a paint of desired color and finish. The paints, show improved block resistance, scrub resistance and tack resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventors: Tyler Bell, Robert Sandoval, Mary Jane Hibben, Michael C. Wildman
  • Patent number: 10626284
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a coating composition or paint comprising a multistage latex with at least first and second stages, wherein the composition or paint is substantially free of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and capable of film formation even in the absence of coalescent agents. The base paint formulation is capable of being tinted at a point-of-sale (i.e. in-store) using a colorant composition of a type and quantity required to produce a paint of desired color and finish. The paints, show improved block resistance, scrub resistance and tack resistance. Rheological techniques as described herein may be used to determine tack resistance, print resistance, and other performance characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: The Sherwin-Williams Company
    Inventors: Tessie Rose Ewert, Tyler Bell, Robert Sandoval, Mary Jane Hibben
  • Publication number: 20200115585
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a coating composition or paint comprising a multistage latex with at least first and second stages, wherein the composition or paint is substantially free of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and capable of film formation even in the absence of coalescent agents. The base paint formulation is capable of being tinted at a point-of-sale (i.e. in-store) using a colorant composition of a type and quantity required to produce a paint of desired color and finish. The paints, show improved block resistance, scrub resistance and tack resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Tyler Bell, Robert Sandoval, Mary Jane Hibben, Michael C. Wildman
  • Publication number: 20200102133
    Abstract: A packaging backer card has features running along at least one edge thereof to create rigidity in the card. The features imparting rigidity may be integral with the backer card and may lie flat, in the same plane as the backer card, in a flattened configuration. The features imparting rigidity may be formed by folding at least a portion of the backer card along at least one side, where one or more tabs may be used to retain and lock the folds in the folded configuration. The folded configuration may create one or more longitudinal fold lines that contribute to reducing the likelihood of flexing, bending or drooping of the backer card. The backer card may be used to secure an item, such as a medical device, thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Tyler BELL, Alfredo PINEDA, Job YEO, Alex SOLANO, Paul LACANLALE, Andrew KIM, Aaron CAMPBELL, Edward A. GENTILE
  • Publication number: 20200102132
    Abstract: A packaging backer card has features running along at least one edge thereof to create rigidity in the card. The features imparting rigidity may be integral with the backer card and may lie flat, in the same plane as the backer card, in a flattened configuration. The features imparting rigidity may be formed by folding at least a portion of the backer card along at least one side, where one or more tabs may be used to retain and lock the folds in the folded configuration. The folded configuration may create one or more longitudinal fold lines that contribute to reducing the likelihood of flexing, bending or drooping of the backer card. The backer card may be used to secure an item, such as a medical device, thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Tyler Bell, Alfredo Pineda, Job Yeo, Alex Solano, Paul Lacanlale, Andrew Kim
  • Patent number: 10602118
    Abstract: A method for generating encoded depth data includes receiving digital fringe projection (DFP) data corresponding to a three-dimensional structure of a physical object, and generating first and second fringe encodings for a first predetermined wavelength based on the DFP data at a first coordinate. The method further includes generating third and fourth fringe encodings for a second predetermined wavelength based on the DFP data at the first coordinate, the second wavelength being longer than the first wavelength, and generating a combined fringe encoding based on the third fringe encoding and the fourth fringe encoding. The method further includes storing the first, second, and combined fringe encoding data in a pixel of two-dimensional image data at a pixel coordinate in the two-dimensional image data corresponding to the first coordinate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventors: Song Zhang, Tyler Bell
  • Patent number: 10579600
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to apparatus, systems, and methods for providing a location information analytics mechanism. The location information analytics mechanism is configured to analyze location information to extract contextual information (e.g., profile) about a mobile device or a user of a mobile device, collectively referred to as a target entity. The location information analytics mechanism can include analyzing location data points associated with a target entity to determine features associated with the target entity, and using the features to predict attributes associated with the target entity. The set of predicted attributes can form a profile of the target entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: FACTUAL INC.
    Inventors: Tyler Bell, Bill Michels, Spencer Tipping, Tom White, Boris Shimanovsky
  • Publication number: 20200010712
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a coating composition or paint comprising a multistage latex with at least first and second stages, wherein the composition or paint is substantially free of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and capable of film formation even in the absence of coalescent agents. The base paint formulation is capable of being tinted at a point-of-sale (i.e. in-store) using a colorant composition of a type and quantity required to produce a paint of desired color and finish. The paints, show improved block resistance, scrub resistance and tack resistance. Rheological techniques as described herein may be used to determine tack resistance, print resistance, and other performance characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
    Inventors: Tessie Rose Ewert, Tyler Bell, Robert Sandoval, Mary Jane Hibben
  • Publication number: 20190394489
    Abstract: A method of processing data includes obtaining, by an encoding medium, the data of at least one of a geometry information or a texture information of a target. The method additionally includes converting, by the encoding medium, the geometry information into a plurality of periodical functions. Additionally, converting, by the encoding medium, the texture information into a second 2-D representation. Further, the method includes converting, by the encoding medium, each periodical function of the plurality of periodical functions and the second 2-D representation into an image. Moreover, the method includes decoding, by a decoding medium, the image into a 3-D representation using a transformation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventors: Song Zhang, Tyler Bell
  • Publication number: 20190367740
    Abstract: Water-based coating compositions or paint having improved gloss retention, including a latex or water-dispersible polymer, a UV-VIS absorber comprising a substituted benzophenone capable of being a free radical generator, a hindered amine light stabilizer, and optionally a low-VOC coalescent provided in a preferably desired amount. A composition comprising a blend a UV-VIS absorber comprising a substituted benzophenone capable of being a free radical generator, a hindered amine light stabilizer, and a low-VOC coalescent, providing a thermally-stable coalescent that can be used in a paint formulation for gloss retention. Gloss retention of paints containing the UV-VIS absorber and hindered amine light stabilizer being markedly improved over paints that do not have both components present.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Robert W. Sandoval, Matthew D. Andersson, T. Howard Killilea, Mary Jane Hibben, Frank Cusimano, Tyler Bell, Michael C. Wildman
  • Patent number: 10420614
    Abstract: Various systems, devices, and methods for facilitating efficient anatomical registration in surgical navigation are disclosed. Such systems and devices can have a data collection unit and a scaling device. The scaling device has a main body having an anatomical registration feature defined therein and at least one scaling marker pathway that is selectively oriented with respect to the anatomical registration feature to facilitate repeatable gross placement of a scaling marker relative to a selected anatomical feature. The scaling marker is selectively displaceable along a scaling marker pathway about and between a first end and a second end thereof to fine-tune scaling marker placement prior to image capture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Zimmer, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler Bell, James Grimm, Greg Mangan
  • Publication number: 20190266133
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to apparatus, systems, and methods for analyzing characteristics of entities of interest. In particular, the present disclosure provides a mechanism for analyzing information about entities of interest and for rating or scoring the entities of interest based on the analyzed information. The rating or the score of an entity of interest can sometimes be referred to as a placerank value of an entity of interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Bill Michels, Tyler Bell, Tim Chklovski, Manuel Lagang, Boris Shimanovsky