Patents by Inventor David B. Scott

David B. Scott 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).

  • Patent number: 10394415
    Abstract: A method, system or computer usable program product for providing secure user authentication including presenting a displayed representation of a three dimensional object having multiple selection areas, wherein respective selection areas are represented on at least two faces of the object and a symbol is depicted in each of the multiple selection areas; receiving a sequence of user inputs including a plurality of user selections of respective selection areas of the object indicating selection of the respective symbol and at least one user input indicating a movement of the object between the two faces so that user selection of selection areas on each of the two faces is accomplished; utilizing a processor to compare the sequence of user inputs to a predetermined authentication sequence stored in memory; and responsive to a positive comparison of the predetermined authentication sequence, providing user authentication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Yuk L. Chan, Michael D. Essenmacher, David B. Lection, Eric L. Masselle, Mark Allen Scott
  • Publication number: 20190218388
    Abstract: Disclosed is a linear low-density polyethylene grafted with maleic anhydride (MAH-g-LLDPE). The MAH-g-LLDPE has a unique combination of properties including a low density and a high melt index.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: Westlake Longview Corporation
    Inventors: John H. BRINDLE, JR., Richard K. STUART, JR., James H. SCOTT, David B. CONNER, Kevin J. TAYLOR, Scott T. TROCHIM
  • Patent number: 10336290
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a body portion, an opening defined by the body portion, and an extendable bumper that is positioned in the opening and is moveable with respect to the body portions between an extended position and a retracted position. The extendable bumper includes an inflatable structure that causes movement of the extendable bumper between the retracted position and the extended position in response to inflation and deflation of the inflatable structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Juan A. Lazaro, Erik Mikael Fermer, Alice C. Watts, Tommaso P. Rivellini, Christian Schermaier, John Raff, Derek C. Scott, David E. Kingman, Bryce A. Woollard, Samuel G. Fowle, Mark B. Rober, Ibuki Kamei, Donald R. Monroe, Jesse T. Buehler, Paul D. Yeomans
  • Publication number: 20190153539
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods of determining a survival predictor score of a subject having mantle cell lymphoma (MCL). The present invention also provides methods of predicting the survival outcome of a subject having MCL and provides methods of selecting a treatment for a subject having MCL.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicants: The United States of America, as represented by the secretary, Dep. of Health and Human Service, British Columbia Cancer Agency Branch, Julius-Maximilians - University of W├╝rzburg, Oregon Health and Science University, Hospital Clinic de Barcelona, Universitat de Barcelona, Oslo University Hospital HF, Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
    Inventors: Louis M. Staudt, David William Scott, George W. Wright, Andreas Rosenwald, Pau Abrisqueta, Rita Braziel, Elias Campo Guerri, Wing C. Chan, Joseph M. Connors, Jan Delabie, Diego Villa, Kai Fu, Randy D. Gascoyne, Timothy Greiner, Elaine S. Jaffe, Pedro Jares, Anja Mottok, German Ott, Lisa M. Rimsza, Graham Slack, Dennis Weisenburger, Erlend B. Smeland, James Robert Cook
  • Patent number: 10296162
    Abstract: A method for providing secure user authentication including presenting a displayed representation of a three dimensional object having multiple selection areas, wherein respective selection areas are represented on at least two faces of the object and a symbol is depicted in each of the multiple selection areas; receiving a sequence of user inputs including a plurality of user selections of respective selection areas of the object indicating selection of the respective symbol and at least one user input indicating a movement of the object between the two faces so that user selection of selection areas on each of the two faces is accomplished; utilizing a processor to compare the sequence of user inputs to a predetermined authentication sequence stored in memory; and responsive to a positive comparison of the predetermined authentication sequence, providing user authentication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuk L. Chan, Michael D. Essenmacher, David B. Lection, Eric L. Masselle, Mark Allen Scott
  • Patent number: 9566031
    Abstract: Measured sleep alarm signaling is provided which activates an alarm in a manner that allows a user to get a predetermined amount of measured sleep, rather than just awakening the person at a specific time, or when the person has been in the bed for a certain amount of time. A method for awakening a person includes: setting a desired amount of actual sleep time; receiving measurement signals relating to the person's state of sleep over time; determining, using the received measurement signals, an actual sleep time indicating an amount of time that the person has actually slept; determining whether the actual sleep time is greater than or equal to the desired amount of actual sleep time, as a first determination result; and initiating an alarm for awakening the person using the first determination result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: KINGSDOWN, INC.
    Inventors: David Kresser, Robert D. Oexman, David B. Scott
  • Patent number: 9385213
    Abstract: A method of forming an integrated circuit including forming a first diffusion area and a second diffusion area on a substrate, wherein the first diffusion area is configured for a first type transistor, the second diffusion area is configured for a second type transistor. The method further includes forming first source and drain regions in the first diffusion area. The method further includes forming second source and drain regions in the second diffusion area. The method further includes forming a gate electrode extending across the first diffusion area and the second diffusion area. The method further includes forming a first metallic layer, a second metallic layer, and a third metallic layer. The first metallic layer is electrically coupled with the first source region. The second metallic layer is electrically coupled with the first and second drain regions. The third metallic layer is electrically coupled with the second source region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Chung-Cheng Wu, Ali Keshavarzi, Ka Hing Fung, Ta-Pen Guo, Jiann-Tyng Tzeng, Yen-Ming Chen, Shyue-Shyh Lin, Shyh-Wei Wang, Sheng-Jier Yang, Hsiang-Jen Tseng, David B. Scott, Min Cao
  • Patent number: 9138067
    Abstract: A method of testing a sleep support member, the method including: identifying the sleep support member; determining a tested comfort/support value for the identified sleep support member before the identified sleep support member is provided to a customer; and determining whether the tested comfort/support value is within a predetermined tolerance level of a goal comfort/support value for the identified sleep support member. An apparatus for testing a sleep support member, the apparatus including: an identification unit configured to identify the sleep support member; a comfort/support testing unit configured to determine a tested comfort/support value for the identified sleep support member before the identified sleep support member is provided to a customer; and an analysis unit configured to determine whether the tested comfort/support value is within a predetermined tolerance level of a goal comfort/support value for the identified sleep support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: KINGSDOWN, INC.
    Inventors: Joe W. Schmoeller, David B. Scott, Robert D. Oexman, Joshua Carrier
  • Patent number: 8826479
    Abstract: An apparatus and method providing variable support and variable comfort control of a sleep system, the apparatus including a sleep support member including: a comfort layer including: a plurality of comfort layer inflatable members; and a comfort layer sensor configured to provide data relating to respective pressures of the comfort layer inflatable members; a data analysis unit configured to analyze data provided by the comfort layer sensor and to generate analyzed comfort layer data; and a control wait configured to control a pressure within each of the respective comfort layer inflatable members using the analyzed comfort layer data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Kingsdown, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert D. Oexman, David B. Scott
  • Patent number: 8813285
    Abstract: An apparatus and method providing variable support and variable comfort control of a sleep system, the apparatus including a sleep support member including: a comfort layer including: a plurality of comfort layer inflatable members; and a comfort layer sensor configured to provide data relating to respective pressures of the comfort layer inflatable members; a data analysis unit configured to analyze data provided by the comfort layer sensor and to generate analyzed comfort layer data; and a control unit configured to control a pressure within each of the respective comfort layer inflatable members using the analyzed comfort layer data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Kingsdown, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert D. Oexman, David B. Scott
  • Patent number: 8804450
    Abstract: A memory circuit including at least one memory array and at least one sleep transistor connected to the at least one memory array and connected to a first power line for providing a first power voltage. The memory circuit further includes at least one diode-connected transistor directly connected to the at least one memory array and directly connected to the first power line and a back-bias circuit electrically coupled with a bulk of the at least one diode-connected transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Steven Swei, David B. Scott
  • Publication number: 20140210626
    Abstract: Measured sleep alarm signaling is provided which activates an alarm in a manner that allows a user to get a predetermined amount of measured sleep, rather than just awakening the person at a specific time, or when the person has been in the bed for a certain amount of time. A method for awakening a person includes: setting a desired amount of actual sleep time; receiving measurement signals relating to the person's state of sleep over time; determining, using the received measurement signals, an actual sleep time indicating an amount of time that the person has actually slept; determining whether the actual sleep time is greater than or equal to the desired amount of actual sleep time, as a first determination result; and initiating an alarm for awakening the person using the first determination result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: KINGSDOWN, INC.
    Inventors: David KRESSER, Robert D. OEXMAN, David B. SCOTT
  • Patent number: 8770020
    Abstract: Systems and methods for testing a sleep support member. A system including at least one pressing structure, wherein the at least one pressing structure includes at least one of a heater and a moisture device; and a controller configured to control pressing of the pressing structure onto the sleep support member, wherein the controller is configured to control at least one of heat provided by the heater and moisture provided by the moisture device. A method including controlling pressing of at least one pressing structure onto a sleep support member, wherein the at least one pressing structure includes at least one of a heater and a moisture device; and controlling at least one of heat provided by the heater and moisture provided by the moisture device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Kingsdown, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert D. Oexman, David B. Scott
  • Patent number: 8768520
    Abstract: A system for controlling a bedroom environment includes an environmental data collector configured to collect environmental data relating to the bedroom environment; a sleep data collector configured to collect sleep data relating to a person's state of sleep; an analysis unit configured to analyze the collected environmental data and the collected sleep data and to determine an adjustment of the bedroom environment that promotes sleep of the person; and a controller configured to effect the adjustment of the bedroom environment. A method for controlling a bedroom environment includes collecting environmental data relating to the bedroom environment; collecting sleep data relating to a person's state of sleep; analyzing the collected environmental data and the collected sleep data; determining an adjustment to the bedroom environment that promotes sleep; and communicating the adjustment to a device that effects the bedroom environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Kingsdown, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert D. Oexman, David B. Scott
  • Patent number: 8620615
    Abstract: A method for evaluating a person for a sleep system, the method including: while the person is not positioned on an evaluating member, adjusting a pressure of a comfort layer inflatable member disposed within a comfort layer of the evaluating member to an initial comfort value; positioning the person on the evaluating member in a first position; while the person is positioned on the evaluating member in the first position, measuring a pressure of the comfort layer inflatable member as a first measured comfort value; calculating a difference between the first measured comfort value and the initial comfort value as comfort pressure 1; calculating a first optimal pressure level for the comfort layer inflatable member using comfort pressure 1; and recommending a sleep support member for the person using the calculated first optimal pressure level for the comfort layer inflatable member and using data measuring quality of sleep.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Kingsdown, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert D. Oexman, David B. Scott
  • Publication number: 20130130456
    Abstract: A method of forming an integrated circuit including forming a first diffusion area and a second diffusion area on a substrate, wherein the first diffusion area is configured for a first type transistor, the second diffusion area is configured for a second type transistor. The method further includes forming first source and drain regions in the first diffusion area. The method further includes forming second source and drain regions in the second diffusion area. The method further includes forming a gate electrode extending across the first diffusion area and the second diffusion area. The method further includes forming a first metallic layer, a second metallic layer, and a third metallic layer. The first metallic layer is electrically coupled with the first source region. The second metallic layer is electrically coupled with the first and second drain regions. The third metallic layer is electrically coupled with the second source region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Chung-Cheng WU, Ali KESHAVARZI, Fung Ka HING, Ta-Pen GUO, Jiann-Tyng TZENG, Yen-Ming CHEN, Shyue-Shyh LIN, Shyh-Wei WANG, Sheng-Jier YANG, Hsiang-Jen TSENG, David B. Scott, Min CAO
  • Patent number: 8411525
    Abstract: A memory circuit includes at least one memory array. At least one sleep transistor is electrically coupled between the at least one memory array and a first power line for providing a first power voltage. At least one diode-connected transistor is electrically coupled between the at least one memory array and the first power line. A back-bias circuit is electrically coupled with a bulk of the at least one diode-connected transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Steven Swei, David B. Scott
  • Patent number: 8362573
    Abstract: An integrated circuit includes a first diffusion area for a first type transistor. The first type transistor includes a first drain region and a first source region. A second diffusion area for a second type transistor is spaced from the first diffusion area. The second type transistor includes a second drain region and a second source region. A gate electrode continuously extends across the first diffusion area and the second diffusion area in a routing direction. The first metallic layer is electrically coupled with the first source region. The first metallic layer and the first diffusion area overlap with a first distance. A second metallic layer is electrically coupled with the first drain region and the second drain region. The second metallic layer and the first diffusion area overlap with a second distance. The first distance is larger than the second distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chung-Cheng Wu, Ali Keshavarzi, Ka Hing Fung, Ta-Pen Guo, Jiann-Tyng Tzeng, Yen-Ming Chen, Shyue-Shyh Lin, Shyh-Wei Wang, Sheng-Jier Yang, Hsiang-Jen Tseng, David B. Scott, Min Cao
  • Patent number: 8341786
    Abstract: An apparatus and method providing variable support and variable comfort control of a sleep system, the apparatus including a sleep support member including: a comfort layer including: a plurality of comfort layer inflatable members; and a comfort layer sensor configured to provide data relating to respective pressures of the comfort layer inflatable members; a data analysis unit configured to analyze data provided by the comfort layer sensor and to generate analyzed comfort layer data; and a control unit configured to control a pressure within each of the respective comfort layer inflatable members using the analyzed comfort layer data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Kingsdown, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert D. Oexman, David B. Scott
  • Patent number: D857210
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: OPTIMEDICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Steven S. Christensen, Antonio D. Lucero, Brian Riley, Eric B. Lafay, David D. Scott, Michelle SanPedro, Raymond B. Cota, Qi Wu, Jeffrey A. Golda