3-d Product Design (e.g., Solid Modeling) Patents (Class 700/98)
  • Patent number: 11961198
    Abstract: A system and a method for improved generation of 3D avatars for virtual try-on of garments is provided. Inputs from a first user type are received, via a first input unit, for generating one or more garment types in a graphical format. Further, a 3D avatar of a second user type is generated in a semi-automatic manner or an automatic manner based on capturing a first input type or a second input type respectively received via a second input unit. The first input type comprises measurements of body specifications of the second user type and the second input type comprises body images of the second user type. Further, the generated garments are rendered on the generated 3D avatar of the second user type for carrying out a virtual try-on operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Dhana Inc.
    Inventors: Indra Shamini Dhana, Geelapaturu Subrahmanya Venkata Radha Krishna Rao, Dinesh Reddy Vemula
  • Patent number: 11960266
    Abstract: Systems and processes for designing and generating personalized surgical implants and devices are described herein. In various embodiments, the process includes generating patient-specific implants with patient-specific surface(s) and/or textures designed for increased osseointegration and improved surgical outcomes. In various embodiments, the process includes extracting patient-specific data with one or more aspects of an anatomical feature, processing the one or more aspects of the anatomical feature to create a non-rigid shape reference, and generating a patient-specific implant or device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: RESTOR3D, INC.
    Inventors: Cambre Kelly, Hannah White
  • Patent number: 11951018
    Abstract: An intervertebral implant comprising a body formed as an open truss structure, the body having a generally annular shape with a superior surface, an inferior surface, and a perimeter surface extending around an outer periphery of the body. The body may have a central portion and a peripheral portion, the peripheral portion extending inward from the perimeter surface toward the central portion, the peripheral portion including a first set of trusses, and the central portion including a second set of trusses. The implant may further include a strut at least partially defining a boundary between the central portion and the peripheral portion, wherein the strut has an oblong cross-sectional shape oriented to facilitate flow of bone graft material in a substantially radial direction away from the central axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Institute for Musculoskeletal Science and Education, Ltd.
    Inventor: James A. Sack
  • Patent number: 11954406
    Abstract: A method for generating a tool designed to interact with an object includes obtaining a model of the object, the model including at least a geometry of the object. A criterion set including at least one criterion for the tool is determined, and a virtual tool fulfilling the criterion set is created. An attribute reflecting a simulated interaction between the model and the virtual tool is calculated to thereby obtain an attribute value. On the basis of the attribute value, a to-be-fabricated virtual tool is appointed, and a corresponding tool is fabricated. By means of the present method, the performances of candidate tools can be evaluated before the fabrication of the same. Based on the evaluation, it can be decided whether, and which one, of the candidate tools shall be fabricated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventor: Mohammadali Honarpardaz
  • Patent number: 11947333
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including medium-encoded computer program products, for designing and manufacturing physical objects including lattice structures include, in one aspect, a method including: obtaining a skeleton model of a lattice structure, constructing a control point frame surface model using the skeleton model, generating a shell mesh model of the lattice structure using the control point frame surface model, performing numerical simulation of a physical object using the shell mesh model included within a 3D model of the physical object to produce an assessment, modifying the skeleton model or the control point frame surface model based on the assessment to change the lattice structure until it satisfies at least one response requirement, producing from the control point frame surface model a solid body model of the lattice structure hollow beams, and providing at least the solid body model for use in manufacturing a hollow lattice structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Autodesk, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Grau, Klaus Gibbe
  • Patent number: 11947334
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including medium-encoded computer program products, for computer aided design of physical structures using generative design processes, where three dimensional (3D) models of the physical structures can be produced to include lattices, hollows, holes, and combinations thereof, include: obtaining design criteria for an object; iteratively modifying 3D topology and shape(s) for the object using generative design process(es) that employ a macrostructure representation, e.g., using level-set method(s), in combination with physical simulation(s) that place void(s) in solid region(s) or solid(s) in void region(s) of the generative model of the object; and providing a 3D model of the generative design for the object for use in manufacturing a physical structure corresponding to the object using one or more computer-controlled manufacturing systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Autodesk, Inc.
    Inventors: Konara Mudiyanselage Kosala Bandara, Karl Darcy Daniel Willis, Andrew John Harris, Andriy Banadyha, Daniele Grandi, Adrian Adam Thomas Butscher, Andreas Linas Bastian, Hooman Shayani
  • Patent number: 11941687
    Abstract: A system to manage a wardrobe and compile outfits includes a server computing device that includes a memory having stored thereon demographic data and a plurality of electronic fashion item models. Each electronic fashion item model is indicative of a fashion item. The electronic fashion item model includes a fashion item type and a fashion item color scheme. The electronic fashion item model is associated with one or more style genres. The system includes an application configured to, when executed by at least one processor, compile at least one virtual outfit. Each virtual outfit includes at least one electronic fashion item model. Each virtual outfit is compiled based on A) a selected event, B) the particular user's demographic data, and C) style genres.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Lutzy Inc.
    Inventor: Brittany Fletcher Beckham
  • Patent number: 11931213
    Abstract: A method and system provide segmenting a digital tooth in a 3D digital model of dentition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: James R. Glidewell Dental Ceramics, Inc.
    Inventors: Sergey Nikolskiy, Fedor Chelnokov
  • Patent number: 11927938
    Abstract: In an example, a method includes receiving, at a processor, a data comprising a model of an object to be generated in additive manufacturing. The data comprises object model data representing an object model as a plurality of initial polygons and object property data associated with the initial polygons. The method may comprise generating a representation of a slice of the object model defined between two planes and generating a plurality of polygons to represent the slice of the object model. A mapping between the object property data and the generated plurality of polygons may also be generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Josh Shepherd, Matthew A Shepherd
  • Patent number: 11928407
    Abstract: A three-dimensional object model is divided into slices that are targeted for an additive manufacturing process operable to deposit material at a variable deposition size ranging between minimum and maximum printable feature sizes. For each of the slices, a thinning algorithm is applied to contours of the slice to form a meso-skeleton. Topological features of the thinned slice are reduced over a number of passes such that a portion of the meso-skeleton is reduced to a single pixel wide line. Based on the number of passes, a slice-specific printable feature size within the range of the minimum and maximum printable feature sizes is determined. An adjusted slice is formed by sweeping the meso-skeleton with the slice-specific printable feature size. The adjusted slices are assembled into an object model which is used to create a manufactured object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Erva Ulu, Nurcan Gecer Ulu, Walter Hsiao, Nelaturi Saigopal
  • Patent number: 11921489
    Abstract: A numerical control device for machining a workpiece while performing vibration cutting in which a tool and the workpiece are relatively vibrated by driving a first axis that drives the tool or a second axis that drives the workpiece, includes a parameter adjustment unit that adjust a parameter related to a vibration condition for the vibration cutting, based on the amount of cutting load generated on the first axis or the second axis when the vibration cutting is performed, and a controller that controls the vibration cutting using the adjusted parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuya Nakajima
  • Patent number: 11922649
    Abstract: It provides the measurement data of each portion of the target object with a high accuracy. The measurement data calculation apparatus 1020 includes an obtaining unit 1024A, an extraction unit 1024B, a conversion unit 1024C, and a calculation unit 1024D. The obtaining unit 1024A obtains the image data in which the target object is photographed and the full length data of the target object. The extraction unit 1024B extracts the shape data indicating the shape of the target object from the image data. The conversion unit 1024C converts and silhouettes the shape data based on the full length data. The calculation unit 1024D uses the shape data converted by the conversion unit 1024C to calculate the measurement data of each portion of the target object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Arithmer Inc.
    Inventors: Daisuke Sato, Hiroki Yato, Chikashi Arita, Yoshihisa Ishibashi, Takashi Nakano, Ryosuke Sasaki, Ryosuke Tajima, Yoshihiro Ohta
  • Patent number: 11918427
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of generating a reduction coping includes receiving a digital model comprising a virtual preparation tooth, determining one or more virtual reduction regions on the virtual preparation tooth, and generating a virtual reduction coping comprising one or more exposed regions corresponding to the one or more virtual reduction regions. A method of generating a physical reduction coping includes receiving a 3D digital model of a virtual reduction coping and performing additive manufacturing to generate a physical reduction coping from the virtual reduction coping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: James R. Glidewell Dental Ceramics, Inc.
    Inventors: David Leeson, Terry Reed, Summer Ree Takenaka, Babak Manafighazani, Andrey Lebedev
  • Patent number: 11914932
    Abstract: A parts packing method is used to optimize build bed part placement for additive manufacturing. The method includes a user interface to parts packing software, enabling a process engineer to select parts from a pool of parts, group parts to have uniform orientation, and specify a range of angles and rotation of the parts. Additionally, the user interface accepts input related to process variations among different printers as well as drift over time of a single printer. The user interface feeds the data into the parts packing program to optimize build bed part placement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: David Tucker, Nicholas Saunders, Jun Zeng
  • Patent number: 11911970
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a three-dimensional shaped object includes a first step of specifying a gap portion sandwiched between a first partial path and a second partial path to which a shaping material is discharged from a discharge unit after the first partial path, based on first data including path data representing a path in which the discharge unit moves while discharging the shaping material by a plurality of partial paths, and including discharge control data including at least one of discharge amount information representing a discharge amount of the shaping material in each partial path and movement speed information representing a movement speed of the discharge unit in each partial path, and a second step of, when the gap portion is specified, generating second data from the first data by changing the discharge control data corresponding to the first partial path such that a width of the shaping material deposited on the stage in the first partial path increases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Shigeru Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 11903780
    Abstract: A method for designing a dental component, specifically a restoration, a bite guard or an impression tray, comprising the steps of: measuring a dental situation; generating a 3D model of the dental situation; applying an artificial neural network for machine learning (convolutional neural network; CNN) to the 3D model of the dental situation and/or an initial 3D model of the dental component, and automatically generating a fully designed 3D model of the dental component, specifically the restoration, the bite guard or the impression tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: DENTSPLY SIRONA INC.
    Inventors: Sascha Schneider, Frank Thiel
  • Patent number: 11904528
    Abstract: A 3D printing apparatus can include a base composite material channel configured to pass a base composite material therethrough, a fiber strand channel configured to pass a fiber strand therethrough, and a fiber feeding component configured to feed the fiber strand through the fiber channel. The fiber strand can be separate from the base composite material before entering the 3D printing apparatus, and the fiber feeding component can facilitate combining of the fiber strand with the base composite material to form a layer of a 3D printed building component with the fiber strand within the base composite material. An impregnation material channel may be included to pass an impregnation liquid or material to impregnate the fiber strand while the fiber strand is within the 3D printing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Mighty Buildings, Inc.
    Inventors: Vasily Korshikov, Anna Ivanova, Egor Yakovlev, Maxim Bobryshev, Vasiliy Chekhotsiy, Sergei Naumov, Alexey Dubov, Dmitry Starodubtsev, Evald Lepp, Stanislav Gudkov
  • Patent number: 11899418
    Abstract: A method implemented by a computer system, the computer-implemented method comprising receiving dimensions of a building surface, including a surface length and a surface height; receiving dimensions of a surface material unit, including a material length and a material height; receiving design parameters defining a three-dimensional design over the building surface; partitioning the three-dimensional design into a plurality of three-dimensional segments based on both the three-dimensional design and the dimensions of the surface material; and generating a set of milling instructions for cutting a plurality of surface material units into the plurality of three-dimensional segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: 3 Palms Group, LLC
    Inventor: Mario Romano
  • Patent number: 11896455
    Abstract: A method for generating a digital model of dentition, executed at least in part by a computer, acquires a 3-D digital mesh that is representative of the dentition along a dental arch, including includes braces, teeth, and gingival tissue. The method modifies the 3-D digital mesh to generate a digital mesh dentition model by processing the digital mesh and automatically detecting one or more initial bracket positions from the acquired mesh, processing the initial bracket positions to identify bracket areas for braces that lie against tooth surfaces, identifying one or more brace wires extending between brackets, removing one or more brackets and one or more wires from the dentition model, and forming a reconstructed tooth surface within the digital mesh dentition model where the one or more brackets have been removed. The modified 3-D digital mesh dentition model is displayed, stored, or transmitted over a network to another computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Dental Imaging Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Shoupu Chen, Wei Ye, Xavier Ripoche, Delphine Reynard
  • Patent number: 11899426
    Abstract: A 3D printing and assembly system includes a 3D printer having a build volume; a robotic arm configured to access both within the build volume and outside of the printer. The printing and assembly system and a 3D computer hardware system are connected to both the printer and the robotic arm. An assistive object outside of build volume and accessible by robotic arm is identified. A 3D object assembly to be generated by the printer is identified. The assistive object and the object assembly is real-time analyzed, using the computer hardware system, to generate interdependent sequential instructions for the printer and the robotic arm. The already-generated object is positioned within the build volume using the robotic arm with the sequential instructions for the robotic arm. The object assembly is 3D printed by 3D printing around the already-generated object using the sequential instructions for the 3D printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Venkata Vara Prasad Karri, Akash U. Dhoot, Shailendra Moyal, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 11893315
    Abstract: The present invention is a system, comprising: isolate at least one roof truss from a building model; process a first set of data associated with the characteristics of the roof truss members, wherein the characteristics are related to the profile and length; process a second set of data associated with the assembly of the roof truss; create an assembly process of the roof truss, wherein an assembly and disassembly of the roof truss is performed to determine at least one assembly process based on the order of connecting the roof truss members from a construction perspective; formulate a package of the roof truss, wherein the package is organized based on assembly process; adjust the orientation of the members within the package based on the shipping vessel limitations and the other bundles of the model which are contained within the shipping vessel; and generate a graphical representation of the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Inventor: Maharaj Jalla
  • Patent number: 11886759
    Abstract: A method operates a three-dimensional (3D) metal object manufacturing system to compensate for displacement errors that occur during object formation. In the method, image data of a metal object being formed by the 3D metal object manufacturing system is generated prior to completion of the metal object and compared to original 3D object design data of the object to identify one or more displacement errors. For the displacement errors outside a predetermined difference range, the method modifies machine-ready instructions for forming metal object layers not yet formed to compensate for the identified displacement errors and operates the 3D metal object manufacturing system using the modified machine-ready instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: David A. Mantell, Christopher T. Chungbin, Daniel R. Cormier, Scott J. Vader, Zachary S. Vader, Viktor Sukhotskiy, Raja Bala, Walter Hsiao
  • Patent number: 11884021
    Abstract: In an example, object model data representing at least a portion of an object defining an initial object geometry is received, wherein the object is to be generated by an additive manufacturing apparatus by fusing build material using a radiant heater. Based on a non-uniform radiant heating distribution of the additive manufacturing apparatus, a modified object geometry may be determined, wherein a local modification of the object geometry is determined based on a local radiant heating parameter determined from the non-uniform radiant heating distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: David Ramirez Muela, Manuel Freire Garcia
  • Patent number: 11880635
    Abstract: The invention relates to a plausibility checking method for rapid prototyping devices, in particular for stereolithography devices. In this connection, input data (14) is checked which is present particularly in the form of graphics data and of which every file renders a layer. Every layer comprises a plurality of pixels. The component to be printed in the respective layer is produced based on output data by the rapid prototyping device. The input data of two consecutive layers is checked and the sum of all pixels to be exposed is determined for every layer. A signal (22) is output in particular as a warning signal (26) when the pixel sum of a following layer is larger than in the previous layer by a predetermined factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Ivoclar Vivadent AG
    Inventors: Jörg Ebert, Michael Brotzge
  • Patent number: 11875092
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for designing, with a CAD system, a 3D modeled object representing a mechanical part. The method includes displaying a B-rep having faces and edges and representing at least a part of the mechanical part, selecting, by graphical user interaction, at least one face of the B-rep, and, automatically by the CAD system, recognizing a set of faces including the at least one face and representing a bump. The recognizing includes determining a first set of faces representing a depression and a second set of faces representing a protrusion, and selecting, among the first set of faces and the second set of faces, a set of faces having a shortest boundary curve perimeter and being different from both the selected at least one face and the B-rep. The first set of faces and the second set of faces both comprise the at least one face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: DASSAULT SYSTEMES
    Inventor: Laurent Marini
  • Patent number: 11865613
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems, methods, and apparatuses for Structured Light Part Quality Monitoring for Additive Manufacturing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Additive Monitoring Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Niall O'Dowd, Christopher John Sutcliffe
  • Patent number: 11865617
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for identifying an additive manufacturing process for unused output material of an atomization process are described. The method comprises determining a set of characteristics of output material that is unused in a first additive manufacturing process. The method further comprises determining a respective set of parameters associated with respective input material of each of a set of other additive manufacturing processes. The method of further comprises identifying one of the set of other additive manufacturing processes that accepts the output material as input material based on the characteristics of the output material and based on respective sets of parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: DIVERGENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Kenworthy, Prabir Chaudhury, Michael Hoganson
  • Patent number: 11857014
    Abstract: Laser finishing of apparel products allows an operating model that reduces finishing cost, lowers carrying costs, increases productivity, shortens time to market, be more reactive to trends, reduce product constraints, reduces lost sales and dilution, and more. Improved aspects include design, development, planning, merchandising, selling, making, and delivering. The model uses fabric templates, each of which can be used to produce a multitude of laser finishes. Operational efficiency is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Levi Strauss & Co.
    Inventors: Elizabeth O'Neill, James Barton Sights, Jeff Zens, David Love
  • Patent number: 11853349
    Abstract: Systems and methods for an interior design toolset are provided. The method includes receiving a search query for a first design product from a user; searching a database based on the search query using an artificial intelligence search to identify particular design products related to the first design product; searching the database to identify suggested design products based on data extracted from images of a project area; receiving user input selecting design products from 1) the particular design products and 2) the suggested design products; and displaying three dimensional (3D) models of the selected design products in a projection of the project area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: DEZIGNED. LLC
    Inventor: Erik Marshall Luthy
  • Patent number: 11846927
    Abstract: A method for generating print images for additive manufacturing includes: accessing a part model; accessing a set of dimensional tolerances for the part model; and segmenting the part model into a set of model layers. The method also includes, and, for each model layer: detecting an edge in the model layer; assigning a dimensional tolerance to the edge; defining an outer exposure shell inset from the edge by an erosion distance inversely proportional to a width of the dimensional tolerance; defining an inner exposure shell inset from the outer exposure shell and scheduled for exposure separately from the outer exposure shell; defining an a outer exposure energy proportional to the width of the dimensional tolerance and assigned to the outer exposure shell; and defining an inner exposure energy greater than the outer exposure energy and assigned to the inner exposure shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: Stratasys, Inc.
    Inventor: Joel Ong
  • Patent number: 11845218
    Abstract: Method for calibrating an irradiation device for additively manufacturing three-dimensional objects by successive layerwise selective irradiation and consolidation of layers of a build material which can be consolidated by means of an energy beam, which irradiation device comprises a first and a second irradiation unit adapted to guide a first and a second energy beam, wherein at least two first and two second calibration patterns are generated, wherein the at least two first calibration patterns are generated in at least two different first positions via the first energy beam and the at least two second calibration patterns are generated in at least two different second positions via the second energy beam and position information are determined relating to the positions of the at least two first and second calibration patterns and calibration information are generated relating to a calibration status of the irradiation device based on the determined position information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: CONCEPT LASER GMBH
    Inventors: Moritz Beck, Christian Dicken
  • Patent number: 11847381
    Abstract: Computer-aided design (CAD) models, and associated methods and systems, including topological and geometrical entities, graphical annotation information, and data structures storing non-native format semantic annotation information. Associated application programming interfaces (APIs) can include routines to return non-native format semantic annotation information stored in data structures associated with a native format CAD model. The APIs can include routines to identify whether annotations include data structures storing non-native format semantic annotation information, and to identify the types of the annotations. Graphical annotations can serve graphical display needs, while the semantic meanings from non-native CAD formats can be stored in placeholder data structures and, thus, be preserved. Manufacturing software applications can consume and act upon the semantic data via an API, thus, achieving automation benefits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: DASSAULT SYSTEMES SOLIDWORKS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jun Wu, Nikhil Kulkarni, Bhoome Piputbundit, Scott G. Stanley, Michael Kozikowski
  • Patent number: 11839548
    Abstract: The present invention includes a method for generating a three-dimensional model of a bone. The method may further include generating a cut plan for excavating a portion of the bone according to the cut plan to allow the insertion of a custom implant. In a particular arrangement, the method may includes excavating the bone with an autonomous extremity excavator utilizing the cut plan generated by a processor. In a further arrangement, the method may include generating a digital model of a custom implant and generating, using the digital model, a physical model sharing the same dimensions as the digital module using manufacturing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    Inventors: Douglas B. Unis, Sulaiman Somani, Anthony B. Costa
  • Patent number: 11841346
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a calibration panel that models acoustic properties of defects in vehicle components made of composite materials. The calibration panel includes a body formed by additive manufacturing from a first digital material having an acoustic property selected to approximate an acoustic property of a composite material and an insert embedded within the body. The insert is formed of at least a second digital material having an acoustic property selected to approximate an acoustic property of a defect within the composite material. Also disclosed is a method for manufacturing vehicle components that are non-destructive evaluation (NDE)-compliant. The method includes receiving a proposed design of a component, manufacturing the calibration panel, and testing the calibration panel to determine if the insert is detectable using acoustic emission testing. The method also includes rejecting, in response to a not-detectable status of the insert, the proposed design of the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Mahdi Ashrafi
  • Patent number: 11836788
    Abstract: A system to manage a wardrobe and compile outfits includes a server computing device that includes a memory having stored thereon demographic data and a plurality of electronic fashion item models. Each electronic fashion item model is indicative of a fashion item. The electronic fashion item model includes a fashion item type and a fashion item color scheme. The electronic fashion item model is associated with one or more style genres. The system includes an application configured to, when executed by at least one processor, compile at least one virtual outfit. Each virtual outfit includes at least one electronic fashion item model. Each virtual outfit is compiled based on A) a selected event, B) the particular user's demographic data, and C) style genres.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Lutzy Inc.
    Inventor: Brittany Fletcher Beckham
  • Patent number: 11836854
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method comprising obtaining, by a processing system including a processor, first and second models for a structure of an object, based respectively on ground-level and aerial observations of the object. Model parameters are determined for a three-dimensional (3D) third model of the object based on the first and second models; the determining comprises a transfer learning procedure. Data representing observations of the object is captured at an airborne unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operating at an altitude between that of the ground-level observations and the aerial observations. The method also comprises dynamically adjusting the third model in accordance with the operating altitude of the UAS; updating the adjusted third model in accordance with the data; and determining a 3D representation of the structure of the object, based on the updated adjusted third model. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Raghuraman Gopalan
  • Patent number: 11832670
    Abstract: Laser finishing of apparel products allows an operating model that reduces finishing cost, lowers carrying costs, increases productivity, shortens time to market, be more reactive to trends, reduce product constraints, reduces lost sales and dilution, and more. Improved aspects include design, development, planning, merchandising, selling, making, and delivering. The model uses fabric templates, each of which can be used to produce a multitude of laser finishes. Operational efficiency is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Levi Strauss & Co.
    Inventors: Elizabeth O'Neill, James Barton Sights, Jeff Zens, David Love
  • Patent number: 11823110
    Abstract: Various embodiments set forth systems and techniques for determining expandability of a budding design. The techniques include receiving a building geometry indicating a size of a building and a shape of the building; receiving building placement data indicating a placement of the building within a site; identifying one or more remaining spaces within the site based at least on the size of the building, the shape of the building, and the placement of the building within the site; for each remaining space of the one or more remaining spaces: determining whether the remaining space is a usable space; based on the determining whether the remaining space is a usable space, generating a space expansion value corresponding to the remaining space; and computing, based on space expansion values corresponding to the one or more remaining spaces, one or more aggregate expansion values associated with the building geometry and the building placement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: AUTODESK, INC.
    Inventors: David Benjamin, Damon Lau, James Stoddart, Lorenzo Villaggi, Rui Wang, Lindsey Wikstrom
  • Patent number: 11819916
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device and a method for repairing components by means of additive manufacturing. The deviation of the surface of the component from a predetermined dimensions within a repair region is determined along a specified tool path. In a subsequent filling cycle, a selective application of a filler along the specified tool path is carried out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: DMG MORI Ultrasonic Lasertec GmbH
    Inventors: David Albert, Patrick Diederich, Martin Reisacher
  • Patent number: 11814649
    Abstract: A bioactive glass-ceramic composition as defined herein. Also disclosed are methods of making and using the disclosed compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Huayun Deng, Qiang Fu, John Christopher Mauro
  • Patent number: 11806241
    Abstract: Systems and methods for verifying the quality of patient specific implants are disclosed. A system can generate implant data, such as design files or fabrication instructions, for manufacturing the implant. The system can manage access to the implant data based on authentication levels. Based on the determined authentication level of the user requesting access to the implant data, the system can permit the user to access some or all of the implant data. The system can perform a quality check on a manufactured implant by scanning the manufactured implant to identify any errors in the manufactured implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Carlsmed, Inc.
    Inventors: Shariq Hussain, Niall Patrick Casey, Michael J. Cordonnier
  • Patent number: 11809214
    Abstract: Orthodontic devices such as aligners, palatal expanders, retainers, and dental implants can be used to adjust the position of teeth and to treat various dental irregularities. To help the clinician or doctor (i.e., orthodontist) design and plan the subject's treatment plan, a 3D digital model of the subject's teeth, dentition, and gingiva can be constructed from a 3D scan of the subject's mouth, teeth, dentition, and gingiva. The 3D model of the subject's teeth and dentition can be displayed graphically to the doctor on a display using a computing system with memory and software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Align Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Svetlana Makarenkova, Artem Kuanbekov, Aleksandr Zhulin, Boris Likhtman, Vladimir Grenaderov
  • Patent number: 11797860
    Abstract: Systems and methods for cuboid detection and keypoint localization in images are disclosed. In one aspect, a deep cuboid detector can be used for simultaneous cuboid detection and keypoint localization in monocular images. The deep cuboid detector can include a plurality of convolutional layers and non-convolutional layers of a trained convolution neural network for determining a convolutional feature map from an input image. A region proposal network of the deep cuboid detector can determine a bounding box surrounding a cuboid in the image using the convolutional feature map. The pooling layer and regressor layers of the deep cuboid detector can implement iterative feature pooling for determining a refined bounding box and a parameterized representation of the cuboid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: MAGIC LEAP, INC.
    Inventors: Tomasz Jan Malisiewicz, Andrew Rabinovich, Vijay Badrinarayanan, Debidatta Dwibedi
  • Patent number: 11779440
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of generating and modifying a virtual model of a set of teeth, where the method provides that a restoration can be inserted into a physical model of the set of teeth manufactured from the virtual model of the set of teeth. A method of and a system for generating a virtual model of a set of teeth for manufacturing a physical model of the set of teeth, and to a physical model of a set of teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: 3Shape A/S
    Inventors: Rune Fisker, Sven Nonboe
  • Patent number: 11762351
    Abstract: A building management system includes a meter configured to provide data samples of a real point. The real point corresponds to a first physical parameter measured by the meter. The building management system also includes an analytics circuit configured to store a real point object representing the real point and store a meter object representing the meter. The meter object includes a points attribute that lists one or more point objects associated with the meter object including at least the real point object. The analytics circuit is also configured to store a virtual point object representing a virtual point. The virtual point corresponds to a second physical parameter not measured by the meter. The analytics circuit is also configured to update the points attribute in the meter object to list the virtual point object as one of the point objects associated with the meter object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: JOHNSON CONTROLS TYCO IP HOLDINGS LLP
    Inventors: Abhigyan Chatterjee, Rajesh C. Nayak, Barkha Shah
  • Patent number: 11763144
    Abstract: Described are methods of estimating a physical property associated with a region of a sports article. The method includes determining a plurality of structural features within the region, determining, for each structural feature, a feature value, mapping each feature value to a physical property, wherein the mapping is based on a machine learning algorithm from a limited plurality of samples, and wherein each sample associates a feature value with a value of the physical property, and using the mapping to estimate the physical property for the region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventors: Christian Siegl, Jochen Suessmuth, Jacques Perrault, Derek Luther, Andrew Schneider, Dustin Kendrick, Mario Poerner, Mark Henderson
  • Patent number: 11745414
    Abstract: Disclosed is a novel 3D-printer system for printing elastically deformable rubber parts such as rubber seals where the uncured rubber source material is partially cured before printing each rubber layer of the rubber part. Furthermore, disclosed is a novel 3D printing method for 3D-printing an elastically deformable rubber body using the 3D-printer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Ivan Gerada, Martin Hignett
  • Patent number: 11745253
    Abstract: Methods and systems for creating a mold for a cast memorialization product are described herein. In a process for creating a mold, a three-dimensional (3D) model of a product design is generated. The product design includes customized features for a memorialization product. A mold design is generated based upon the 3D model of the product design. Printing instructions for creating the mold are generated and accessed by a processing device. The mold is created according to the printing instructions. A product, such as a bronze memorialization product, can be cast using the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: Matthews International Corporation
    Inventors: Yurij F. Wowczuk, Greg Geers
  • Patent number: 11742731
    Abstract: A method of forming magnetically permeable material is provided. The method includes introducing magnetorheological (MR) fluid including one or more of magnetically permeable particles, fibers and fillers suspended in a curable liquid into a cavity, driving the magnetically permeable particles, fibers and/or fillers in the MR fluid into flux line formations and curing the curable liquid of the MR fluid during the driving to lock the flux line formations in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tod Policandriotes
  • Patent number: 11738519
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an additively manufactured component may comprise operating an additive manufacturing machine to form a first structure including an elongate portion having a blind design surface, operating the additive manufacturing machine to form a removal tool proximate the blind design surface, wherein the blind design surface and the removal tool are at least partially enclosed by and in contact with a support material, and translating the removal tool along the blind design surface to separate a portion of the support material from the blind design surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Lawrence A Binek, David W Morganson