Patents by Inventor David L. Scott

David L. 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
  • Patent number: 10373731
    Abstract: A system such as a vehicle system may include a window. The window may have glass layers and an interposed polymer layer. Signal paths that contact the polymer layer may be formed within the window. The signal paths may be electrical signal paths formed from wires or patterned conductive traces. The conductive traces may be portions of an infrared-light-blocking layer formed from a conductive film or may be patterned from other conductive thin-film layers. The signal paths may include optical waveguides formed from optical fibers embedded in the polymer or transparent thin-film layers on the glass layers or other substrates. Openings may be formed in the glass layers to allow signal paths to pass to an electrical component. The electrical component may also be wirelessly coupled to the signal paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Wilson, Christopher D. Jones, Gary L. Burkholder, Derek C. Scott, David G. Havskjold, Glen A. Rhodes, Forrest C. Wang, Ryan J. Garrone
  • Publication number: 20190192236
    Abstract: A surgical instrument comprising a touchscreen display is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Gregory G. Scott, Sarah A. Worthington, Jason L. Harris, David C. Yates
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120021921
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods for monitoring the gastrointestinal tract of the human gastrointestinal system. The method includes: 1) grouping microbes into specific operational taxonomic units (OTU); 2) using oligonucleotide probes and PCR primers to detect and quantify specific microbes (bacteria, fungi/yeast, protozoans and parasitic worms) in human fecal material. The inventions also discloses a kit that includes: a DNA isolation step; 2) accumulation of specific operational taxonomic units (OTU); 3) identification and quantifying of sequences internal to the OTU; 4) reporting changes the indigenous population of the human gastrointestinal system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2009
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Inventors: David L. Scott, James Alexander Bralley, III, Joseph Marshall George
  • Publication number: 20090208984
    Abstract: This invention particularly discloses an improved immunoassay method for the sensitive and specific detection of food specific human IgG4 antibodies. A sample diluent comprising a chaotrophic agent is used to reduce the occurrence of nonspecific antibody-dietary antigen interactions. To reduce competition between IgE and IgG4 antibodies for specific epitopes on dietary antigens a heat denaturing step is included to inactivate IgE antibodies. Finally, a signal amplification step is included in the assay to reduce the amount of sample required to perform the assay.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Inventors: David L. Scott, James Alexander Bralley, III, Robert M. David, Joseph Marshall George