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).

  • 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
  • Publication number: 20190213173
    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: March 13, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Tyler Bell, Bill Michels, Spencer Tipping, Tom White, Boris Shimanovsky
  • Patent number: 10331631
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: FACTUAL INC.
    Inventors: Bill Michels, Tyler Bell, Tim Chklovski, Manuel Lagang, Boris Shimanovsky
  • Patent number: 10271954
    Abstract: Methods, techniques and apparatuses are disclosed including exemplary methods of performing a knee arthroplasty of the tibia. One exemplary method can include determining at least a depth of a distal fixation feature of a tibial implant, and forming a metaphyseal recess in a proximal portion of the tibia. The recess can be configured to receive the distal fixation feature therein and can be sized to exceed at least the depth of the distal fixation feature such that when a distal surface of the tibial implant contacts a proximal surface of the proximal portion of the tibia and the distal fixation feature is received in the metaphyseal recess, a gap remains between the distal fixation feature and one or more surfaces that form a portion of the metaphyseal recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Zimmer, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Edward Roach, Fred A. Wentorf, Amanda Szalkowski, Vanessa Croll, Tyler Bell
  • Patent number: 10273378
    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: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: THE SHERWIN-WILLIAMS COMPANY
    Inventors: Tyler Bell, Robert Sandoval, Mary Jane Hibben, Jay Lee, Jake Lesiak
  • Patent number: 10255301
    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: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: FACTUAL INC.
    Inventors: Tyler Bell, Bill Michels, Spencer Tipping, Tom White, Boris Shimanovsky
  • Publication number: 20180246909
    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: April 23, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Tyler Bell, Bill Michels, Spencer Tipping, Tom White, Boris Shimanovsky
  • Patent number: 9977792
    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 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: FACTUAL INC.
    Inventors: Tyler Bell, Bill Michels, Spencer Tipping, Tom White, Boris Shimanovsky
  • Publication number: 20170340391
    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: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Tyler Bell, James Grimm, Greg Mangan
  • Publication number: 20170335127
    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: November 23, 2017
    Applicant: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
    Inventors: Tessie Rose Ewert, Tyler Bell, Robert Sandoval, Mary Jane Hibben
  • Publication number: 20170247565
    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: May 15, 2017
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Applicant: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler Bell, Robert Sandoval, Mary Jane Hibben, Michael C. Wildman
  • Publication number: 20170209278
    Abstract: Methods, techniques and apparatuses are disclosed including exemplary methods of performing a knee arthroplasty of the tibia. One exemplary method can include determining at least a depth of a distal fixation feature of a tibial implant, and forming a metaphyseal recess in a proximal portion of the tibia. The recess can be configured to receive the distal fixation feature therein and can be sized to exceed at least the depth of the distal fixation feature such that when a distal surface of the tibial implant contacts a proximal surface of the proximal portion of the tibia and the distal fixation feature is received in the metaphyseal recess, a gap remains between the distal fixation feature and one or more surfaces that form a portion of the metaphyseal recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Inventors: Brian Edward Roach, Fred A. Wentorf, Amanda Szalkowski, Vanessa Croll, Tyler Bell
  • Publication number: 20170206223
    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 31, 2017
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Inventors: Tyler BELL, Bill MICHELS, Spencer TIPPING, Tom WHITE, Boris SHIMANOVSKY
  • Publication number: 20170163962
    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: December 2, 2016
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: Song Zhang, Tyler Bell
  • Patent number: 9594791
    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 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Factual Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler Bell, Bill Michels, Spencer Tipping, Tom White, Boris Shimanovsky
  • Publication number: 20160145460
    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: February 1, 2016
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Applicant: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler Bell, Robert Sandoval, Mary Jane Hibben, Jay Lee, Jake Lesiak
  • Publication number: 20140279674
    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: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Factual, Inc.
    Inventors: Bill MICHELS, Tyler BELL, Tim CHKLOVSKI, Manuel LAGANG, Boris SHIMANOVSKY
  • Publication number: 20140274022
    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: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Factual, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler BELL, Bill MICHELS, Spencer TIPPING, Tom WHITE, Boris SHIMANOVSKY