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  • Publication number: 20170332944
    Abstract: An apparatus comprised of a plurality of engagement structures independently movable along a longitudinal axis to initially engage a mid-foot region of a foot is described. A center structure or a first set of engagement structures engage the foot in a mid-foot region, and one or more peripheral engagement structures engage the plantar surface in regions surrounding the mid-foot region independent from the structure(s) engaging the mid-foot region. Positional information about the engagement structures is obtained, and a surface map from the positional information is constructed, to determine a profile or contour for an orthotic device in which the foot is in a restored bone state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: J. Kevin Miller, Neal J. Beidleman, Neville A. Bonwit, Luke Clauson, Kenneth J. den Dulk, Gregg E. Freebury, Matthew B. Newell
  • Publication number: 20110197668
    Abstract: An apparatus comprised of a plurality of engagement structures independently movable along a longitudinal axis to initially engage a mid-foot region of a foot is described. A center structure or a first set of engagement structures engage the foot in a mid-foot region, and one or more peripheral engagement structures engage the plantar surface in regions surrounding the mid-foot region independent from the structure(s) engaging the mid-foot region. Positional information about the engagement structures is obtained, and a surface map from the positional information is constructed, to determine a profile or contour for an orthotic device in which the foot is in a restored bone state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2011
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: Tensegrity Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: J. Kevin Miller, Neal J. Beidleman, Neville A. Bonwit, Luke Clauson, Kenneth J. den Dulk, Gregg E. Freebury, Matthew B. Newell
  • Publication number: 20140360033
    Abstract: An apparatus comprised of a plurality of engagement structures independently movable along a longitudinal axis to initially engage a mid-foot region of a foot is described. A center structure or a first set of engagement structures engage the foot in a mid-foot region, and one or more peripheral engagement structures engage the plantar surface in regions surrounding the mid-foot region independent from the structure(s) engaging the mid-foot region. Positional information about the engagement structures is obtained, and a surface map from the positional information is constructed, to determine a profile or contour for an orthotic device in which the foot is in a restored bone state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: J. Kevin Miller, Neal J. Beidleman, Neville A. Bonwit, Luke Clauson, Kenneth J. den Dulk, Gregg E. Freebury, Matthew B. Newell
  • Publication number: 20110162238
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and systems for design of a foot orthotic, and a foot orthotic device designed in accord therewith. More specifically described is an individualized foot orthotic device to correct and/or restore the ideal alignment and/or positioning of foot structures. In the method, sequential pressure is applied to regions on a plantar foot surface, and positional information is obtained about each region. Based on the positional information, an orthotic profile is determined, for design of one or more custom, individualized foot orthotic devices for a subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Applicant: Tensegrity Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: J. Kevin Miller, Neal J. Beidleman, Michael A. Boennighausen, Michael S. Latterman, Gregg E. Freebury, Sue Ann Latterman, Huafeng Wen
  • Patent number: 7926363
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and systems for design of a foot orthotic, and a foot orthotic device designed in accord therewith. More specifically described is an individualized foot orthotic device to correct and/or restore the ideal alignment and/or positioning of foot structures. In the method, sequential pressure is applied to regions on a plantar foot surface, and positional information is obtained about each region. Based on the positional information, an orthotic profile is determined, for design of one or more custom, individualized foot orthotic devices for a subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Tensegrity Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: J. Kevin Miller, Neal J. Beidleman, Michael A. Boennighausen, Michael S. Latterman, Gregg E. Freebury, Sue Ann Latterman, Huafeng Wen
  • Patent number: 8596145
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and systems for design of a foot orthotic, and a foot orthotic device designed in accord therewith. More specifically described is an individualized foot orthotic device to correct and/or restore the ideal alignment and/or positioning of foot structures. In the method, sequential pressure is applied to regions on a plantar foot surface, and positional information is obtained about each region. Based on the positional information, an orthotic profile is determined, for design of one or more custom, individualized foot orthotic devices for a subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Tensegrity Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: J. Kevin Miller, Neal J. Beidleman, Michael A. Boennighausen, Michael S. Latterman, Gregg E. Freebury, Sue Ann Latterman, Huafeng Wen
  • Patent number: 8075501
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and systems for design of a foot orthotic, and a foot orthotic device designed in accord therewith. More specifically described is an individualized foot orthotic device to correct and/or restore the ideal alignment and/or positioning of foot structures. In the method, sequential pressure is applied to regions on a plantar foot surface, and positional information is obtained about each region. Based on the positional information, an orthotic profile is determined, for design of one or more custom, individualized foot orthotic devices for a subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Tensegrity Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: J. Kevin Miller, Neal J. Beidleman, Michael A. Boennighausen, Michael S. Latterman, Gregg E. Freebury, Sue Ann Latterman, Huafeng Wen
  • Publication number: 20090183388
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and systems for design of a foot orthotic, and a foot orthotic device designed in accord therewith. More specifically described is an individualized foot orthotic device to correct and/or restore the ideal alignment and/or positioning of foot structures. In the method, sequential pressure is applied to regions on a plantar foot surface, and positional information is obtained about each region. Based on the positional information, an orthotic profile is determined, for design of one or more custom, individualized foot orthotic devices for a subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Publication date: July 23, 2009
    Applicant: Tensegrity Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: J. Kevin Miller, Neal J. Beidleman, Michael A. Boennighausen, Michael S. Latterman, Gregg E. Freebury, Sue Ann Latterman, Huafeng Wen
  • Publication number: 20090183389
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and systems for design of a foot orthotic, and a foot orthotic device designed in accord therewith. More specifically described is an individualized foot orthotic device to correct and/or restore the ideal alignment and/or positioning of foot structures. In the method, sequential pressure is applied to regions on a plantar foot surface, and positional information is obtained about each region. Based on the positional information, an orthotic profile is determined, for design of one or more custom, individualized foot orthotic devices for a subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Publication date: July 23, 2009
    Applicant: Tensegrity Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: J. Kevin Miller, Neal J. Beidleman, Michael A. Boennighausen, Michael S. Latterman, Gregg E. Freebury, Sue Ann Latterman, Huafeng Wen
  • Publication number: 20180203225
    Abstract: An occulter petal unfurling system including occulter petal unfurler disposed to rotate in relation to an occulter to unfurl a plurality of petals which in an unfurled condition can be used to block or suppress incoming light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: Tendeg LLC.
    Inventors: Gregg E. Freebury, William H. Francis, Neal J. Beidleman
  • Patent number: 11009695
    Abstract: An occulter petal unfurling system including occulter petal unfurler disposed to rotate in relation to an occulter to unfurl a plurality of petals which in an unfurled condition can be used to block or suppress incoming light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: TENDEG LLC
    Inventors: Gregg E. Freebury, William H. Francis, Neal J Beidleman
  • Publication number: 20150259911
    Abstract: A deployment system for supported retractable extension of composite booms which interconverts between a retracted reduced volume stowed condition and an extended elongate tubular condition supported to carry a wide variety of mountable objects at an extended tip end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Applicant: Roccor, LLC
    Inventors: Gregg E. Freebury, William H. Francis, Neal J. Beidleman
  • Patent number: 9593485
    Abstract: A deployment system for supported retractable extension of composite booms which interconverts between a retracted reduced volume stowed condition and an extended elongate tubular condition supported to carry a wide variety of mountable objects at an extended tip end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: ROCCOR, LLC
    Inventors: Gregg E Freebury, William H Francis, Neal J Beidleman
  • Publication number: 20190237859
    Abstract: A reflector assembly including a truss engaging the first net at a first plurality of points along the first net perimeter edge and engaging a second net at a second plurality of points along the second net perimeter edge. A truss deployment assembly moves the truss between a truss stowed condition and a truss deployed condition, the truss in the truss deployed condition tensioning said first net or said second net to maintain a substantially flat or parabolic net outer surface. A reflector disposed at the first net sends or receives remote data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: TENDEG LLC
    Inventors: Gregg E. Freebury, Neal J. Beidleman
  • Publication number: 20170222308
    Abstract: A reflector assembly including a truss engaging the first net at a first plurality of points along the first net perimeter edge and engaging a second net at a second plurality of points along the second net perimeter edge. A truss deployment assembly moves the truss between a truss stowed condition and a truss deployed condition, the truss in the truss deployed condition tensioning said first net or said second net to maintain a substantially flat or parabolic net outer surface. A reflector disposed at the first net sends or receives remote data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Applicant: TENDEG LLC
    Inventors: Gregg E. Freebury, Neal J. Beidleman
  • Patent number: 10587035
    Abstract: A reflector assembly including a truss engaging the first net at a first plurality of points along the first net perimeter edge and engaging a second net at a second plurality of points along the second net perimeter edge. A truss deployment assembly moves the truss between a truss stowed condition and a truss deployed condition, the truss in the truss deployed condition tensioning said first net or said second net to maintain a substantially flat or parabolic net outer surface. A reflector disposed at the first net sends or receives remote data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: TENDEG LLC
    Inventors: Gregg E. Freebury, Neal J Beidleman
  • Patent number: 10256530
    Abstract: A reflector assembly including a truss engaging the first net at a first plurality of points along the first net perimeter edge and engaging a second net at a second plurality of points along the second net perimeter edge. A truss deployment assembly moves the truss between a truss stowed condition and a truss deployed condition, the truss in the truss deployed condition tensioning said first net or said second net to maintain a substantially flat or parabolic net outer surface. A reflector disposed at the first net sends or receives remote data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Tendeg LLC
    Inventors: Gregg E. Freebury, Neal J Beidleman
  • Publication number: 20130276954
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention provides a method for manufacturing a composite preform from tape material, including feeding a tape section into a tape section guide that suspends the tape across a tooling surface, moving at least one of the tape section guide and the tooling surface relative to each other to position the tape section at a desired location and orientation relative to the tooling surface, moving the tape section toward a pre-existing tape section disposed on the tooling surface, and tacking the tape section to the pre-existing tape section. A corresponding apparatus for manufacturing composite preforms is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: David R. Cramer, Neal J. Beidleman, Colin R. Chapman, Don O. Evans, Michael K. Passmore, Michael L. Skinner
  • Publication number: 20090101277
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention provides a method for manufacturing a composite preform from tape material, including feeding a tape section into a tape section guide that suspends the tape across a tooling surface, moving at least one of the tape section guide and the tooling surface relative to each other to position the tape section at a desired location and orientation relative to the tooling surface, moving the tape section toward a pre-existing tape section disposed on the tooling surface, and tacking the tape section to the pre-existing tape section. A corresponding apparatus for manufacturing composite preforms is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2008
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Applicant: FIBERFORGE CORPORATION
    Inventors: DAVID R. CRAMER, Neal J. Beidleman, Colin R. Chapman, Don O. Evans, Michael K. Passmore, Michael L. Skinner
  • Publication number: 20120018097
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention provides a method for manufacturing a composite preform from tape material, including feeding a tape section into a tape section guide that suspends the tape across a tooling surface, moving at least one of the tape section guide and the tooling surface relative to each other to position the tape section at a desired location and orientation relative to the tooling surface, moving the tape section toward a pre-existing tape section disposed on the tooling surface, and tacking the tape section to the pre-existing tape section. A corresponding apparatus for manufacturing composite preforms is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: Fiberforge Corporation
    Inventors: David R. Cramer, Neal J. Beidleman, Colin R. Chapman, Don O. Evans, Michael K. Passmore, Michael L. Skinner
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