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9043007 Material templates for automatic assignment of materials to a 3D CAD model  
The present invention relates to a system, method, and apparatus that include a novel way of automatically assigning materials to 3D CAD models. A predefined material template specifies that a...
9036919 System and method for repairing composite parts  
A composite repair system and method for assisting in the repair of a cured composite part in which a damaged portion has been cut out and removed, exposing a plurality of composite plies and...
9031680 Solid freeform fabrication using a plurality of modeling materials  
A system and methods for solid freeform fabrication of an object is disclosed. The system comprises a solid freeform fabrication apparatus having a plurality of dispensing heads, a building...
9030475 Method of computer-aided design of a modeled object having several faces  
A method for computer-aided design of a modeled object having several faces, comprising a steps of identifying, for each of said faces of the object, at least another of said faces related to said...
9026238 CAD system for assessing blank size  
In general the invention is directed to computer implemented systems and methods for assessing the size of a dental restoration blank. In one embodiment, the invention provides a computer-readable...
9022770 Web-based design tools for three-dimensional printing  
Three-dimensional fabrication resources are improved by adding networking capabilities to three-dimensional printers and providing a variety of tools for networked use of three-dimensional...
9011616 Optimizing the shape of a composite structure  
The shape of a laminated composite structure is optimized using finite element analysis. The optimized shape minimizes the weight of the structure while satisfying minimum strength and stiffness...
9008813 Method to improve the dimensional accuracy and surface quality for large spring back compensation for fuel cell bipolar plate forming  
A method for manufacturing a stamped part, such as a bipolar plate for a fuel cell, includes the steps of: providing an original model of the bipolar plate; and performing a compensation process...
9002497 Methods and systems for inspection of wafers and reticles using designer intent data  
Methods and systems for inspection of wafers and reticles using designer intent data are provided. One computer-implemented method includes identifying nuisance defects on a wafer based on...
8996151 Visualization of product build using precedence transversal method  
A method for visualization of product build which includes compilation of a virtual temporal configuration of an in-process assembly and visualization of the results using three-dimensional...
8992202 Social networking for three-dimensional printers  
Three-dimensional fabrication resources are improved by adding networking capabilities to three-dimensional printers and providing a variety of tools for networked use of three-dimensional...
8986009 Method for determining 3-D data from at least one prepared maxillary area  
A process for determining 3-D data of at least one prepared jaw area, such as a prepared tooth stump, by mechanically scanning the jaw area and digitizing the measured values determined during the...
8990051 Geometry simplification apparatus, geometry simplification method, and program  
A geometry simplification apparatus includes a determination unit configured to determine whether another component is in contact with a simplification target place, a simplification unit...
8983643 Method for generating and building support structures with deposition-based digital manufacturing systems  
A method for generating data for a support structure to be built with a deposition-based digital manufacturing system, the method comprising generating a convex hull polygon based on a boundary...
8977377 Method for digital manufacturing of jewelry items  
In various embodiments, digital manufacturing of jewelry items is provided, including a physical process and software automation for implementing the physical process. Further, models formed...
8972909 OPC method with higher degree of freedom  
The present disclosure relates to a method of performing an optical proximity correction (OPC) procedure that provides for a high degree of freedom by using an approximation design layer. In some...
8963135 Integrated circuits and systems and methods for producing the same  
Three dimensional integrated circuits including semiconductive organic materials are described. In some embodiments, the three dimensional integrated circuits include one or more electronic...
8957960 Machine vision system program editing environment including real time context generation features  
A machine vision system program editing environment includes near real time context generation. Rather than requiring execution of all preceding instructions of a part program in order to generate...
8954181 Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer-readable storage media for designing and manufacturing custom dental preparation guides  
A dental Computer-aided design (CAD)/Computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) system forms a custom dental preparation guide for guiding a dental tool that alters a shapes a tooth structure to which a...
8944811 Method for producing a customized orthodontic device  
A customized orthodontic device for the treatment of a patient and a method for producing the same. The customized orthodontic device includes a plurality of bracket assemblies which each include...
8932361 Method for modeling a glenoid surface of a scapula, apparatus for implanting a glenoid component of a shoulder prosthesis, and method for producing such a component  
An apparatus and modeling method of the present invention includes the successive steps of generating cartographic data representative of points belonging to a glenoid surface; distinguishing from...
8923999 Volumetric cut planning  
Methods for computer-aided manufacturing and design, and corresponding systems and computer-readable mediums. A method includes receiving a three-dimensional (3D) solid part model and an...
8924909 Microelectromechanical system design and layout  
Methods for producing layout data for devices are described. One method includes using a genetic algorithm to determine a structure of a thermally-operated actuator. Another method includes...
8909363 System and method for manufacturing a dental prosthesis and a dental prosthesis manufactured thereby  
A dental prosthesis is made by externally machining successive layers of wax, each of which is formed on a previous prosthesis layer and/or on a coping. Each wax layer is used to form a mold in...
8903530 Pre-operative planning and manufacturing method for orthopedic procedure  
A pre-operative planning and manufacturing method for orthopedic surgery includes obtaining pre-operative medical image data representing a joint portion of a patient. The method also includes...
8903533 Method and apparatus for automatic support generation for an object made by means of a rapid prototype production method  
The present invention is directed to an improved method for supporting an object made by means of stereo lithography or any other rapid prototype production method. The generation of the support...
8903529 Simulation method, simulation apparatus, and computer-readable storage medium  
A simulation apparatus includes a storing unit that stores therein information about a shape of a blank piece to be cut out from raw wood, information about a final shape of a wooden piece...
8897902 Orthodontic digital setups  
Methods for recognizing a virtual tooth surface, defining a virtual tooth coordinate system, and simulating a collision between virtual teeth are provided. Methods include receiving input data...
8892235 Method and system for generating a dental implant surgical drill guide  
A method and system for producing a dental implant surgical guide is disclosed. A patient-specific virtual model is generated using image data specific to a patient and virtual dental implants....
8892406 Geometric modeling of composite parts  
A composite part including a ply stack-up and resin is modeled. The modeling includes performing a convolution on a representation of the stack-up to approximate smoothed ramps between different...
8881356 Method for manufacturing a sitting orthosis from a representation of the contact surface of the sitting orthosis, and a sitting orthosis manufactured in such a manner  
The invention relates to a method for manufacturing a sitting orthosis, which is provided with a contact surface where the user of the sitting orthosis makes contact with the sitting orthosis,...
8880209 3D modeling apparatus, 3D modeling method, and modeled object  
A 3D modeling apparatus includes: a support body which supports a modeled object formed by laminating a resin material that is cured by energy of an energy ray; an illumination mechanism which...
8875655 Graphical application system  
A graphical application system, with a surface spattering device, with at least one nozzle for expelling a spattering material onto a target surface, a nozzle control mechanism controls expelling...
8880380 Crashworthiness design methodology using a hybrid cellular automata algorithm for the synthesis of topologies for structures subject to nonlinear transient loading  
Crashworthiness designing of a structure using a Hybrid Cellular Automata (HCA) algorithm where field states are computed using finite element analysis (FEA) and the material distribution of the...
8874248 Image processing method and method of three-dimensional printing incorporating the same  
A method for preparing image data for three-dimensional printing in which a digitized (e.g. voxelized) representation of a virtual three-dimensional object (e.g. CAD model) is eroded to create an...
8868380 Process of updating a status of relation between objects in a system of computer-aided design of objects  
A process updates a status of relation between objects in a system of computer-aided design, for subsequent analysis of status of relation. The process identifies a set of data of a group of...
8862258 Biomedical device, method for manufacturing the same and use thereof  
A three-dimensional biomedical device having an osteoinductive first area with a controlled porosity and a second area, which is produced by laser technology from a powder including one of...
8855972 Manufacture of heat trace cable, design, installation, and management, and method thereof  
The manufacture and installation of heat trace systems, particularly cables, are controlled from comprehensive controls in the design and management of the heat trace systems.
8856714 Method and system for designing 3D semiconductor package  
A three-dimensional semiconductor package and method for making the same include providing a first package layout parameter for a plurality of first terminals included in a first package, a second...
8855800 Method for manufacturing dental implant components  
A method for making a rapid prototype of a patient's mouth to be used in the design and fabrication of a dental prosthesis. The method takes an impression of a mouth including a first installation...
8849617 Geometric singularity detection  
A system and method for geometric singularity is presented. In one aspect, the system and method are employed for detecting and quantifying envelope singularities of one or more solid shapes in...
8849015 System and apparatus for haptically enabled three-dimensional scanning  
Described herein is a three-dimensional scanning system that features a camera integrated with a user-guided haptic interface device. The system allows an operator, through the sense of touch, to...
8847947 Automatic tolerancing of geometrical templates  
A system for tolerancing geometrical templates upgrades the geometrical template to include a unique identifier and index corresponding to each sub-feature of the template. The upgraded template...
8844132 Method of machining using an automatic tool path generator adapted to individual blade surfaces on an integrally bladed rotor  
A method of flank and/or point milling an integrally bladed rotor is conducted with an automatic tool path generator which generates a new created tool path including smooth transitions merging...
8847952 Geometry simplification apparatus, geometry simplification method, and program  
The present invention relates to a geometry simplification apparatus including a simplification target feature extractor and a geometry simplification processor. The simplification target feature...
8843229 Metallic structures having porous regions from imaged bone at pre-defined anatomic locations  
A method of forming an implant having a porous region replicated from scanned bone, the method comprising imaging bone with a high resolution digital scanner to generate a three-dimensional design...
8838264 Mold designing apparatus, mold designing method, mold designing system and mold designing program  
A mold is designed by calculating a distribution of a contact surface pressure of a mating surface of a mold under a casting condition, and setting a machining amount of the mating surface of the...
8838263 Patient specific ankle-foot orthotic device  
The unique advantages of computer-controlled fabrication of a patient-specific orthotic device using an automated fabrication machine capable of following computer instructions to create 3D...
8830223 Computer aided design of three-dimensional cartons with curved creases  
A method, a computer readable medium with instructions to execute a method, and a carton designed using a method. The method includes accepting a specification of a carton made up of a substrate...
8825458 Method, computer program product and apparatus for providing a model map for workflow integration  
A method, apparatus and computer program product are described for providing a model map for workflow integration from concept to production. The apparatus may receive a file in a first format,...