Patents by Inventor Glenn Scott

Glenn 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: 20190016240
    Abstract: A latch to latch a seatback to a frame of a vehicle comprises: a first seatback attachment portion; a first extended portion connected to the first seatback attachment portion that extends generally rearward from the first seatback attachment portion; a first interface portion connected to the first extended portion at a first bend that extends at an angle downward and forward from the first bend; and a retainer portion connected to the first interface portion at a bend forming a first retaining lip. The latch can further comprise a second seatback attachment portion and a second extended portion connected to the second seatback attachment portion that extends generally rearward from the second seatback attachment portion. The latch can further comprise a second interface portion connected to the second extended portion at a second bend that extends at an angle upward and forward from the second bend.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: Mark Caye, Glenn Scott
  • Publication number: 20190019637
    Abstract: A power distribution switch including a micro electro mechanical system (MEMS) relay switch matrix disposed between a power source and an electrical load, and a controller module configured to operate the MEMS relay switch between a conducting and a non-conducting state, wherein the conducting state conducts power from the power source to the electrical load and the non-conducting state prevents power conduction from the power sources to the electrical load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: Russell Mark COMPTON, Glenn Scott CLAYDON, John Oliver COLLINS, Christopher Fred KEIMEL, Julian Peter MAYES
  • Patent number: 10179524
    Abstract: A latch to latch a seatback to a frame of a vehicle comprises: a first seatback attachment portion; a first extended portion connected to the first seatback attachment portion that extends generally rearward from the first seatback attachment portion; a first interface portion connected to the first extended portion at a first bend that extends at an angle downward and forward from the first bend; and a retainer portion connected to the first interface portion at a bend forming a first retaining lip. The latch can further comprise a second seatback attachment portion and a second extended portion connected to the second seatback attachment portion that extends generally rearward from the second seatback attachment portion. The latch can further comprise a second interface portion connected to the second extended portion at a second bend that extends at an angle upward and forward from the second bend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Caye, Glenn Scott
  • Publication number: 20190014100
    Abstract: Embodiments presented herein provide systems and methods for creating and modifying a hash chain. A hash chain is created to track resource-privilege transfers between entities. A root node of the hash chain identifies the resource and specifies a digest of a possession token held by a first entity that initially possesses the privilege. A transfer of the privilege to a second entity can be recorded by adding an expansion node to the hash chain. If the second entity successfully reveals a possession token that a hashing function associated with the hash chain maps to the digest, an expansion node is linked to the root node. The expansion node indicates the possession token and a successor digest that is based on a successor possession token.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Glenn SCOTT, Induprakas KERI
  • Patent number: 10172468
    Abstract: A portable adjustable headrest comprising a base member having on opening and a plurality of tabs, at least two elongated pads having a first end and a second end, wherein the second end has a tab affixed, and the at least two elongated pads are rotationally attached to the first attachment member and the second attachment member by the tabs, an outer shaft secured to the receiving orifice, an inner shaft having a first end and a second end and a central axis, configured to fit securely within the outer shaft in a telescopic relationship, a locking mechanism coupled to the inner shaft and the outer shaft, a cushion base attached to the first end of the inner shaft, wherein the cushion base has an elongated surface, and a cushion situated on the elongated surface of the cushion base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventor: Glenn Scott Houghson
  • Publication number: 20180351949
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a trustworthy data exchange between a first device and a second device. In some embodiments, a query is received from the second device. The query may comprise a question and an indication of a trusted authority that is to certify authenticity of information used to determine an answer to the query. In some embodiments, information related to the query is determined. In certain embodiments, credentials are received from a user for retrieving the information. In some embodiments, information related to the query is retrieved, using the credentials, from one or more data repositories storing data verified by the trusted authority. In certain embodiments, an answer to the query is determined based on the information. In come embodiments, the answer is provided to the second device. The answer may indicate that the answer is based upon information certified by the trusted authority.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Glenn SCOTT, Michael R. GABRIEL, Parikshit LINGAMPALLY, Roger MEIKE, Ian Maya PANCHEVRE
  • Publication number: 20180292503
    Abstract: A method of magnetic resonance imaging an object utilizing a plurality of flip angles is provided. The method includes transmitting a first preparation pulse corresponding to a first flip angle of the plurality into the object, and receiving a first MR signal from the object based at least in part on the first preparation pulse. The method further includes transmitting a second preparation pulse corresponding to a second flip angle of the plurality into the object, receiving a second MR signal from the object based at least in part on the second preparation pulse, and generating a T1 mapping of the object based at least in part on the first MR signal and the second MR signal. The second flip angle is different than the first flip angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: GLENN SCOTT SLAVIN, ANNE MENINI
  • Patent number: 10083811
    Abstract: A switching system includes a MEMS switching circuit having a MEMS switch and a driver circuit. An auxiliary circuit is coupled in parallel with the MEMS switching circuit, the auxiliary circuit comprising first and second connections that connect the auxiliary circuit to the MEMS switching circuit on opposing sides of the MEMS switch, first and second solid state switches connected in parallel, and a resonant circuit connected between the first and second solid state switches. A control circuit controls selective switching of a load current towards the MEMS switching circuit and the auxiliary circuit by selectively activating the first and second solid state switches and the resonant circuit so as to limit a voltage across the MEMS switch by diverting at least a portion of the load current away from the MEMS switch to flow to the auxiliary circuit prior to the MEMS switch changing state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Yanfei Liu, Glenn Scott Claydon, Christopher Fred Keimel, Christian Michael Giovanniello, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10076978
    Abstract: A vehicle seating assembly includes a seat base, a seatback, and a recliner heart. The recliner heart is rotatably coupled to the seat base and the seatback and the recliner heart is operable between locked and unlocked states. The vehicle seating assembly additionally includes an actuator having a housing defining a housing tab, a motor, a gear operably coupled to the motor where the gear defines a gear tab and a spring tab. The actuator includes an actuator return spring defining a first and second hook where the first hook is coupled to the spring tab. The actuator additionally includes a lever coupled to the gear, a pulley coupled to the gear, a lifting cable coupled between the pulley and the seatback, and a release cable coupled between the lever and the recliner heart. The release cable is configured to transition the recliner heart between the locked and unlocked states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Glenn Scott, Richard Li, Eric Morse
  • Patent number: 10068733
    Abstract: A switching system includes a MEMS switching circuit having a MEMS switch and a driver circuit, and an auxiliary circuit coupled in parallel with the MEMS switching circuit that comprises solid state switching circuitry. A control circuit in communication with the MEMS switching circuit and the auxiliary circuit performs selective switching of a load current towards the MEMS switching circuitry and the auxiliary circuit, with the control circuit programmed to transmit a control signal to the driver circuit to cause the MEMS switch to actuate to an open or closed position across a switching interval, activate the auxiliary circuit during the switching interval when the MEMS switch is switching between the open and closed positions, and deactivate the auxiliary circuit upon reaching the open or closed position after completion of the switching interval, such that the load current selectively flows through the MEMS switch and the solid state switching circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Yanfei Liu, Glenn Scott Claydon, Christopher Fred Keimel, Christian Michael Giovanniello, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10058249
    Abstract: A method for mapping T1 in myocardium includes selecting a recovery delay from EKG signal data; imposing a saturation pulse on the myocardium; waiting the recovery delay; and acquiring bSSFP data after the recovery delay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventor: Glenn Scott Slavin
  • Patent number: 9997317
    Abstract: A switching system includes a control circuit that receives On-Off signals indicative of a desired operating state of a switch. The control circuit includes an oscillator that generates a first electrical pulse responsive having a first signal characteristic or a second signal characteristic that is determined by the received On-Off signal, which may be related to a frequency or duty cycle of the pulse. A pulse transformer connected to the oscillator receives the first electrical pulse and outputs a second electrical pulse having the same one of the first signal characteristic and the second signal characteristic as the first electrical pulse. A pulse detection circuit in the control circuit receives the second electrical pulse, determines whether the second electrical pulse has the first signal characteristic or the second signal characteristic, and controls transmission of power and control signals to the switch based on this determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Yanfei Liu, Glenn Scott Claydon, Christopher Fred Keimel, Christian Michael Giovanniello, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20180154804
    Abstract: A motor vehicle seating assembly comprises a seat support bracket, a lower seat cushion mounted to the seat support bracket, and a latch pivotally mounted to the lower seat cushion. An inertia link is pivotally and operatively coupled with the lower seat cushion and operatively coupled with the latch, the inertia link having a first rotational position corresponding to an unlocked condition of the latch, allowing movement of the lower seat cushion between a raised stowed position and a lowered deployed position, and a second rotational position corresponding to a locked condition of the latch, preventing movement of the lower seat cushion from the raised stowed position to the lowered deployed position. The inertia link moves from the first rotational position to the second rotational position upon a predetermined deceleration of the motor vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Caye, Glenn Scott
  • Publication number: 20180111513
    Abstract: A vehicle seating assembly includes a seat base, a seatback, and a recliner heart. The recliner heart is rotatably coupled to the seat base and the seatback and the recliner heart is operable between locked and unlocked states. The vehicle seating assembly additionally includes an actuator having a housing defining a housing tab, a motor, a gear operably coupled to the motor where the gear defines a gear tab and a spring tab. The actuator includes an actuator return spring defining a first and second hook where the first hook is coupled to the spring tab. The actuator additionally includes a lever coupled to the gear, a pulley coupled to the gear, a lifting cable coupled between the pulley and the seatback, and a release cable coupled between the lever and the recliner heart. The release cable is configured to transition the recliner heart between the locked and unlocked states.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Glenn Scott, Richard Li, Eric Morse
  • Publication number: 20180010914
    Abstract: Example navigation aids for increasing the accuracy of a navigation system are disclosed herein. An example method disclosed herein identifying, with an aircraft intent description language (AIDL) aid, an AIDL instruction as associated with a first dynamic activity level of a plurality of dynamic activity levels and determining, with the AIDL aid, an aircraft state to be affected by the AIDL instruction. The example method also includes changing, with a navigation filter, a weighting scheme for a measurement of the aircraft state obtained by an inertial navigation system (INS) of the aircraft and estimating, with the navigation filter, a trajectory of the aircraft based on the weighting scheme and the measurement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Michael W. Hardt, Eduardo Gallo, Francisco A. Navarro, Glenn Scott Bushnell
  • Publication number: 20180006445
    Abstract: An electrical system includes an operation MEMS switch operable in on and off states to enable and disable current flow to a load and a fault interruption MEMS switch positioned in series with the operation MEMS switch. The fault interruption MEMS switch is operable in on and off states to enable and disable current flow to the electrical load, with operation of the fault interruption MEMS switch in the off state disabling current flow to the load regardless of the state of the operation MEMS switch. A fault sensor control system operate to sense a system variable, analyze the system variable to detect if a fault is affecting the electrical system and, upon detection of a fault, switch the fault interruption MEMS switch from the on state to the off state to interrupt current flowing through the operation MEMS switch to the load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Stanton Earl Weaver, Richard St-Pierre, Glenn Scott Claydon
  • Publication number: 20170354263
    Abstract: A portable adjustable headrest comprising a base member having on opening and a plurality of tabs, at least two elongated pads having a first end and a second end, wherein the second end has a tab affixed, and the at least two elongated pads are rotationally attached to the first attachment member and the second attachment member by the tabs, an outer shaft secured to the receiving orifice, an inner shaft having a first end and a second end and a central axis, configured to fit securely within the outer shaft in a telescopic relationship, a locking mechanism coupled to the inner shaft and the outer shaft, a cushion base attached to the first end of the inner shaft, wherein the cushion base has an elongated surface, and a cushion situated on the elongated surface of the cushion base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventor: Glenn Scott Houghson
  • Patent number: 9739876
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are disclosed herein to determine relative positioning between moving platforms. An example method includes sending a first signal via a first moving platform to be received by a second moving platform. The example method includes receiving, at the first platform, a second signal sent by the second moving platform and aligning the first signal and the second signal. The example method includes determining, at the first moving platform, a first duration of time between the sending of a first pulse and the receiving of a second pulse. The example method includes determining, at the second moving platform, a second duration of time between the sending of the second pulse and the receiving of the first pulse. The example method includes determining a distance of the first moving platform relative to the second moving platform based on the first and second durations of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Glenn Scott Bushnell, David C. Soreide
  • Publication number: 20170203829
    Abstract: There is provided a training system capable of performing work. The system has a shape memory alloy (SMA) actuator exhibiting a generally planar transformational behavior. The system further has one or more heating elements for transforming the SMA actuator from an original shape to a trained shape, thereby performing work.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Inventors: Jonathan K. Brown, Glenn Scott Bushnell, Dan J. Clingman
  • Publication number: 20170117109
    Abstract: A switching system includes a MEMS switching circuit having a MEMS switch and a driver circuit. An auxiliary circuit is coupled in parallel with the MEMS switching circuit, the auxiliary circuit comprising first and second connections that connect the auxiliary circuit to the MEMS switching circuit on opposing sides of the MEMS switch, first and second solid state switches connected in parallel, and a resonant circuit connected between the first and second solid state switches. A control circuit controls selective switching of a load current towards the MEMS switching circuit and the auxiliary circuit by selectively activating the first and second solid state switches and the resonant circuit so as to limit a voltage across the MEMS switch by diverting at least a portion of the load current away from the MEMS switch to flow to the auxiliary circuit prior to the MEMS switch changing state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: Yanfei Liu, Glenn Scott Claydon, Christopher Fred Keimel, Christian Michael Giovanniello, JR.