Patents by Inventor Ed Scott

Ed 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).

  • Publication number: 20110186708
    Abstract: A computer restraint collar provides a rigid arm which extends around the base of a computer monitor or all-in-one computer to secure the same. The arm is attached to a base which is bolted or otherwise secured to a table or desk. The restraint collar better secures the computer against theft, and secures the computer against falling over.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Inventor: Ed Scott
  • Publication number: 20070017035
    Abstract: A mattress and coil-in-coil assembly. The mattress includes a cover, a frame, a plurality of spacing coils, and a plurality of coil-in-coil assemblies. The coil-in-coil assembly includes a first coil and a second coil positioned substantially within the first coil. The second coil is pocketed and projects out of a first end of the first coil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2006
    Publication date: January 25, 2007
    Inventors: Jack Chen, Ed Scott
  • Patent number: 5790787
    Abstract: An entertainment and/or information network including a CD-ROM player at each of a number of user stations. The network can be installed in a multi-passengervehicle (such as an aircraft), an auditorium, a stadium, or the like. Audio and video and application software (such as interactive multimedia software) stored on CD-ROM disks can be accessed by playing the disks in a CD-ROM player at each user station. Each user station includes a display device, headphones (or another audio output device), and preferably circuitry for interfacing the CD-ROM player with the network. Typically, large volumes of data are transferred within each user station (e.g., from CD-ROM disk to display device) during execution of interactive applications software, but little or no data is transferred over the network to or from each user station to support such software execution. Thus, the network can have a simple, inexpensive, low bandwidth implementation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1998
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Trans Com Inc.
    Inventors: Ed Scott, Richard Sagey, Marc Booth, Pierre Schuberth
  • Patent number: 5666291
    Abstract: An entertainment and/or information network including a CD-ROM player at each of a number of user stations. The network can be installed in a multi-passenger vehicle (such as an aircraft), an auditorium, a stadium, or the like. Audio and video and application software (such as interactive multimedia software) stored on CD-ROM disks can be accessed by playing the disks in a CD-ROM player at each user station. Each user station includes a display device, headphones (or another audio output device), and preferably circuitry for interfacing the CD-ROM player with the network. Typically, large volumes of data are transferred within each user station (e.g., from CD-ROM disk to display device) during execution of interactive applications software, but little or no data is transferred over the network to or from each user station to support such software execution. Thus, the network can have a simple, inexpensive, low bandwidth implementation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 9, 1997
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Trans Com Inc.
    Inventors: Ed Scott, Richard Sagey, Marc Booth, Pierre Schuberth
  • Patent number: 5648904
    Abstract: A method and system for controlling the flow of vehicle traffic. The system of the invention includes a grid of one-way streets, and a one-way ramp near each street intersection. Each ramp allows only a right-turn at an intersection. Preferably, each intersection is an overpass intersection, so that each street directs vehicles not making a right-turn at an intersection over or under the intersecting street. Preferably, the system also includes a traffic monitoring subsystem, including one or more velocity sensor stations positioned along the streets, and a processor for processing the output of each velocity sensor station to determine the average speed of vehicles translating past the velocity sensor station. Preferably, each velocity sensor station includes at least two magnetic sensors embedded in the street surface. Each magnetic sensor outputs a signal in response to proximity of a passing vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1997
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Trans Com Inc.
    Inventor: Ed Scott
  • Patent number: 5647505
    Abstract: A vending apparatus and system for storing and automatically dispensing magnetic or optical disks. A user interface means allows a user to enter a dispensing request corresponding to the selection of a desired disk and includes means for receiving user identification information, such as credit or debit card information, or other information stored magnetically on a bank card, driver's license, school identification card, or library card. Once a disk selection has been entered and user identification information received and verified, the selected disk is dispensed from the vending unit. The disks to be dispensed by the vending unit may be provided to have a region of magnetic recording media formed on one surface, and the vending unit may be equipped to write information relevant to the transaction onto the region of magnetic media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1997
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Trans Com Inc.
    Inventor: Ed Scott
  • Patent number: 5641092
    Abstract: A vending apparatus and system for storing and automatically dispensing magnetic or optical disks. A user interface means allows a user to enter a dispensing request corresponding to the selection of a desired disk and includes means for receiving user identification information, such as credit or debit card information, or other information stored magnetically on a bank card, driver's license, school identification card, or library card. Once a disk selection has been entered and user identification information received and verified, the selected disk is dispensed from the vending unit. The disks to be dispensed by the vending unit may be provided to have a region of magnetic recording media formed on one surface, and the vending unit may be equipped to write information relevant to the transaction onto the region of magnetic media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 24, 1997
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Trans Com Inc.
    Inventor: Ed Scott
  • Patent number: 5638236
    Abstract: A tape having a first portion (preferably a magnetic tape portion for recording video, audio, or computer data), and a cleaning leader attached to the first portion, and a tape cartridge including such a tape. The leader includes one or more cleaning solvent modules, each of which is preferably a thin pouch containing cleaning solvent designed to rupture when squeezed between rollers of a tape player transport mechanism (or in the tape cartridge). Preferably, several cleaning solvent modules are evenly spaced along the leader, to expose tape player heads to periodic bursts of solvent during cleaning. A leader control mechanism prevents translation of the leader through the player's tape transport mechanism following the first play of the leader therethrough (or the first play therethrough in a particular direction). The leader control mechanism can include a nodule mounted to the leader so that during rewinding of the tape, the nodule will lock into depressions in the reel on which the leader is wound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 10, 1997
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Trans Com, Inc.
    Inventor: Ed Scott
  • Patent number: 5601208
    Abstract: A vending apparatus and system for storing and automatically dispensing magnetic or optical disks. A user interface means allows a user to enter a dispensing request corresponding to the selection of a desired disk and includes means for receiving user identification information, such as credit or debit card information, or other information stored magnetically on a bank card, driver's license, school identification card, or library card. Once a disk selection has been entered and user identification information received and verified, the selected disk is dispensed from the vending unit. The disks to be dispensed by the vending unit may be provided to have a region of magnetic recording media formed on one surface, and the vending unit may be equipped to write information relevant to the transaction onto the region of magnetic media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1997
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Trans Com Inc.
    Inventor: Ed Scott
  • Patent number: 5543818
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for entering alphanumeric or other text to a computer system using an input device having a small number of keys. The computer system includes a processor programmed to display a character selection menu (including displayed groups of characters), to move a displayed cursor from one group to another in response to actuation of at least one cursor movement key on the input device, and to select a character within a group in response to actuation of one of at least two selection keys on the input device. The invention reduces the maximum number of keystrokes required conventionally to select a character from a character set, and enables character selection from a larger set of displayed characters using no more keystrokes than required conventionally to select the same character from a smaller set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1996
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Trans Com Inc.
    Inventor: Ed Scott
  • Patent number: 5535884
    Abstract: A carrying case especially suitable for use in carrying compact disks comprises a pair of circular faces connected to each other in spaced relationship by a circumferential wall having an opening. A cover is positioned over the opening, and is slidable between a closed position in which the opening is covered by the cover and an open position wherein the opening is at least partially exposed for insertion of disks into, or removal of disks from, the carrying case. Each disk to be inserted in the carrying case may be provided with a lint-free, scratch-free sleeve which protects the disk against scratching when it is in the case and also once it has been removed from the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 16, 1996
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Trans Com Inc.
    Inventors: Ed Scott, Lou Donaty
  • Patent number: 5523551
    Abstract: A vending apparatus and system for storing and automatically dispensing magnetic or optical disks. A user interface allows a user to enter a dispensing request corresponding to the selection of a desired disk and includes for receiving user identification information, such as credit or debit card information, or other information stored magnetically on a bank card, driver's license, school identification card, or library card. Once a disk selection has been entered and user identification information has been received and verified, the selected disk is dispensed from the vending unit. The disks to be dispensed by the vending unit may have a region of magnetic recording media formed on one surface, and the vending unit may be equipped to write information relevant to the transaction onto the region of magnetic media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1996
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Trans Com Inc.
    Inventor: Ed Scott
  • Patent number: D417002
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1999
    Inventor: Isaac Ed Scott