Patents by Inventor William J. MacNeish, III

William J. MacNeish, III 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: 20200324478
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems and methods of providing heat to enable an FDM additive manufacturing nozzle having refined print control and enhanced printing speed. The heating element may include at least one sheath sized to fittedly engage around an outer circumference of the FDM printer nozzle; at least one wire coil at least partially contacting an inner diameter of the sheath; and at least one energy receiver associated with the at least one wire coil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: JABIL INC.
    Inventors: William J. MacNeish, III, Erik Gjovik
  • Publication number: 20200307083
    Abstract: The disclosure is of and includes at least an apparatus, system and method for a print head for additive manufacturing. The apparatus, system and method may include at least two proximate hobs suitable to receive and extrude therebetween a print material filament for the additive manufacturing, each of the two hobs comprising two halves, wherein each of the hob halves comprises teeth that are offset with respect to the teeth of the opposing hob half; a motor capable of imparting a rotation to at least one of the two hobs, wherein the extrusion results from the rotation; and an interface to a hot end capable of outputting the print material filament after at least partial liquification to perform the additive manufacturing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: JABIL INC.
    Inventors: William J. MacNeish, III, Erik Gjovik
  • Publication number: 20200298478
    Abstract: A three-dimensional printer head includes a drive motor, the drive motor including a drive shaft, a feed plate is affixed to the drive motor, and a feed hob is mounted to the drive shaft. The feed hob includes drive teeth configured to engage a filament. An idle assembly mounted to the feed plate configured to bias the filament against the drive teeth. The printer head further includes a z-axis plate assembly, wherein the z-axis plate assembly includes at least two flexures coupling a z-axis plate to the feed plate and a print nozzle mounted to the z-axis plate assembly. The printer head also includes a sensor coupled to the feed plate, wherein the sensor is configured to be triggered by the z-axis plate assembly when the z-axis plate assembly moves a given distance in a first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: William J. MacNeish, III, Erik John Gjovik, Alexander Stockton, Chad C. Eichele
  • Publication number: 20200262154
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems and methods capable of controlling an additive manufacturing print process on an additive manufacturing printer. The disclosed embodiments may include: a plurality of sensors capable of monitoring at least one of an input of print filament to a print head of the printer, and a temperature of a nozzle of the printer, as indicative of a state of the additive manufacturing print process; at least one processor associated with at least one controller and capable of receiving sensor data regarding the monitoring from the plurality of sensors, and comprising non-transitory computing code for applying to the sensor data at least one correct one of the state of the additive manufacturing print process; a comparator embedded in the non-transitory computing code for assessing a lack of compliance of the print process to the correct one of the state; and at least one modifying output of the at least one controller to revise the compliance of the print process to the correct one of the state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: JABIL INC.
    Inventors: William J. MacNeish, III, Erik Gjovik
  • Publication number: 20200221953
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include a photodiode that can detect optical radiation at a broad range of wavelengths. The photodiode can be used as a detector of a non-invasive sensor, which can be used for measuring physiological parameters of a monitored patient. The photodiode can be part of an integrated semiconductor structure that generates a detector signal responsive to optical radiation at both visible and infrared wavelengths incident on the photodiode. The photodiode can include a layer that forms part of an external surface of the photodiode, which is disposed to receive the optical radiation incident on the photodiode and pass the optical radiation to one or more other layers of the photodiode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Steven J. Wojtczuk, Xuebing Zhang, William J. MacNeish, III
  • Publication number: 20200215755
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems and methods of providing heat to enable an FDM additive manufacturing nozzle having refined print control and enhanced printing speed. The heating element may include at least one sheath sized to fittedly engage around an outer circumference of the FDM printer nozzle; at least one wire coil at least partially contacting an inner diameter of the sheath; and at least one energy receiver associated with the at least one wire coil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: Jabil Inc.
    Inventors: William J. MacNeish, III, Erik Gjovik
  • Publication number: 20200079017
    Abstract: The disclosure is of and includes at least an apparatus, system and method for a print head for additive manufacturing. The apparatus, system and method may include at least two proximate hobs suitable to receive and extrude therebetween a print material filament for the additive manufacturing, each of the two hobs comprising two halves, wherein each of the hob halves comprises teeth that are offset with respect to the teeth of the opposing hob half; a motor capable of imparting a rotation to at least one of the two hobs, wherein the extrusion results from the rotation; and an interface to a hot end capable of outputting the print material filament after at least partial liquification to perform the additive manufacturing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: JABIL INC.
    Inventors: William J. MacNeish, III, Erik Gjovik
  • Patent number: 10568514
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include a photodiode that can detect optical radiation at a broad range of wavelengths. The photodiode can be used as a detector of a non-invasive sensor, which can be used for measuring physiological parameters of a monitored patient. The photodiode can be part of an integrated semiconductor structure that generates a detector signal responsive to optical radiation at both visible and infrared wavelengths incident on the photodiode. The photodiode can include a layer that forms part of an external surface of the photodiode, which is disposed to receive the optical radiation incident on the photodiode and pass the optical radiation to one or more other layers of the photodiode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: MASIMO SEMICONDUCTOR, INC.
    Inventors: Steven J. Wojtczuk, Xuebing Zhang, William J. MacNeish, III
  • Publication number: 20200000340
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include a photodiode that can detect optical radiation at a broad range of wavelengths. The photodiode can be used as a detector of a non-invasive sensor, which can be used for measuring physiological parameters of a monitored patient. The photodiode can be part of an integrated semiconductor structure that generates a detector signal responsive to optical radiation at both visible and infrared wavelengths incident on the photodiode. The photodiode can include a layer that forms part of an external surface of the photodiode, which is disposed to receive the optical radiation incident on the photodiode and pass the optical radiation to one or more other layers of the photodiode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Steven J. Wojtczuk, Xuebing Zhang, William J. MacNeish, III
  • Patent number: 10383520
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include a photodiode that can detect optical radiation at a broad range of wavelengths. The photodiode can be used as a detector of a non-invasive sensor, which can be used for measuring physiological parameters of a monitored patient. The photodiode can be part of an integrated semiconductor structure that generates a detector signal responsive to optical radiation at both visible and infrared wavelengths incident on the photodiode. The photodiode can include a layer that forms part of an external surface of the photodiode, which is disposed to receive the optical radiation incident on the photodiode and pass the optical radiation to one or more other layers of the photodiode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: MASIMO SEMICONDUCTOR, INC.
    Inventors: Steven J. Wojtczuk, Xuebing Zhang, William J. MacNeish, III
  • Publication number: 20190099953
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems and methods provide at least a controller for a print server which executes at least one additive manufacturing print process on an additive manufacturing printer. The disclosed embodiments may include a plurality of sensors capable of monitoring at least one of a build perimeter, a build height, and a build volume for an additive print build resultant from the additive manufacturing print; at least one processor associated with the print server and capable of receiving sensor data regarding the monitoring from the plurality of sensors, and comprising non-transitory computing code for applying to the sensor data a print process plan indicative of the additive print build; a comparator embedded in the non-transitory computing code for assessing a lack of compliance by the additive print build to the print process plan; and at least one modified output of the additive manufacturing print suitable to revise the compliance of the additive print build to the print process plan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Applicant: Jabil Inc.
    Inventors: William J. MacNeish, III, Erik Gjovik
  • Publication number: 20190099946
    Abstract: The disclosure is of and includes at least an apparatus, system and method for a print head for additive manufacturing. The apparatus, system and method may include at least two proximate hobs suitable to receive and extrude therebetween a print material filament for the additive manufacturing, each of the two hobs comprising two halves, wherein each of the hob halves comprises teeth that are offset with respect to the teeth of the opposing hob half; a motor capable of imparting a rotation to at least one of the two hobs, wherein the extrusion results from the rotation; and an interface to a hot end capable of outputting the print material filament after at least partial liquification to perform the additive manufacturing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Applicant: Jabil Inc.
    Inventors: William J. MacNeish, III, Erik Gjovik
  • Publication number: 20190099950
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems and methods of providing heat to enable an FDM additive manufacturing nozzle having refined print control and enhanced printing speed. The heating element may include at least one sheath sized to fittedly engage around an outer circumference of the FDM printer nozzle; at least one wire coil at least partially contacting an inner diameter of the sheath; and at least one energy receiver associated with the at least one wire coil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Applicant: Jabil Inc.
    Inventors: William J. MacNeish, III, Erik Gjovik
  • Publication number: 20190099952
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems and methods capable of controlling an additive manufacturing print process on an additive manufacturing printer. The disclosed embodiments may include: a plurality of sensors capable of monitoring at least one of an input of print filament to a print head of the printer, and a temperature of a nozzle of the printer, as indicative of a state of the additive manufacturing print process; at least one processor associated with at least one controller and capable of receiving sensor data regarding the monitoring from the plurality of sensors, and comprising non-transitory computing code for applying to the sensor data at least one correct one of the state of the additive manufacturing print process; a comparator embedded in the non-transitory computing code for assessing a lack of compliance of the print process to the correct one of the state; and at least one modifying output of the at least one controller to revise the compliance of the print process to the correct one of the state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Applicant: Jabil Inc.
    Inventors: William J. MacNeish, III, Erik Gjovik
  • Publication number: 20160081552
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include a photodiode that can detect optical radiation at a broad range of wavelengths. The photodiode can be used as a detector of a non-invasive sensor, which can be used for measuring physiological parameters of a monitored patient. The photodiode can be part of an integrated semiconductor structure that generates a detector signal responsive to optical radiation at both visible and infrared wavelengths incident on the photodiode. The photodiode can include a layer that forms part of an external surface of the photodiode, which is disposed to receive the optical radiation incident on the photodiode and pass the optical radiation to one or more other layers of the photodiode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventors: Steven J. Wojtczuk, Xuebing Zhang, William J. MacNeish, III