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: 20170117111
    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: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: Yanfei Liu, Glenn Scott Claydon, Christopher Fred Keimel, Christian Michael Giovanniello, JR.
  • Publication number: 20170117110
    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: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: Yanfei Liu, Glenn Scott Claydon, Christopher Fred Keimel, Christian Michael Giovanniello, JR.
  • Patent number: 9631268
    Abstract: There is provided a method of training a shape memory alloy (SMA) workpiece. The method includes applying a force couple to a shape memory alloy (SMA) workpiece to impart a generally planar transformational behavior to the SMA workpiece to obtain a trained shape memory alloy (SMA) workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Jonathan K. Brown, Glenn Scott Bushnell, Dan J. Clingman
  • Publication number: 20160299221
    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: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: Glenn Scott Bushnell, David C. Soreide
  • Patent number: 9450670
    Abstract: A free-space optical transceiver includes a repositionable mirror for receiving and sending light beams with another transceiver. To properly align the light beams, the position of the mirror is determined in using a position sensor. The position sensor is mounted within a base substructure that is coupled to a steerable mirror substructure containing the mirror. The position sensor reflects sensor light off of the mirror to determine the position of the mirror along two different axes. The position sensor includes an optical element for shaping the sensor light. The components of the position sensor are mounted to the base substructure such that alignment of the position sensor is not required. Further, by coupling the position sensor to the base substructure and not the steerable mirror substructure, the moment of inertia and center of gravity of the steerable mirror substructure is improved, thereby improving the steering responsiveness of the mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Aoptix Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Siegfried Fleischer, Glenn Scott Gibb, Jr., Yu Chun Chang, Howard Dando
  • Publication number: 20160164161
    Abstract: An ohmic RF MEMS relay includes a substrate with a capacitive coupling, Csub; two actuating elements electrically coupled in series, so as to define a channel, wherein the actuating elements are configured to be independently actuated or simultaneously operated. The actuating elements have their own capacitive coupling, Cgap; a midpoint on the channel is in electrical communication with the actuating elements; and an anchor mechanically coupled to the substrate and supporting at least one of the actuating elements. Also, an ohmic RF MEMS relay that includes an input port; a plurality of first MEMS switches that make up a first switching group in electrical communication with the input port, thereby defining a plurality of channels each leading from each of the MEMS switches; and at least one outlet port along each of the channels distal from the first switching group and in electrical communication with the input port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: Yongjae Lee, Marco Francesco Aimi, Glenn Scott Claydon, Christopher Fred Keimel
  • Patent number: 9362608
    Abstract: An ohmic RF MEMS relay includes a substrate with a capacitive coupling, Csub; two actuating elements electrically coupled in series, so as to define a channel, wherein the actuating elements are configured to be independently actuated or simultaneously operated. The actuating elements have their own capacitive coupling, Cgap; a midpoint on the channel is in electrical communication with the actuating elements; and an anchor mechanically coupled to the substrate and supporting at least one of the actuating elements. Also, an ohmic RF MEMS relay that includes an input port; a plurality of first MEMS switches that make up a first switching group in electrical communication with the input port, thereby defining a plurality of channels each leading from each of the MEMS switches; and at least one outlet port along each of the channels distal from the first switching group and in electrical communication with the input port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Yongjae Lee, Marco Francesco Aimi, Glenn Scott Claydon, Christopher Fred Keimel
  • Publication number: 20160075450
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for shaping fuselage sections. A first fuselage section is held in a holding structure in a cradle in a cradle system. Force are applied to the first fuselage section with an actuator system to a portion of the first fuselage section such that a first current shape of the first fuselage section changes towards a first desired shape for the first fuselage section to join the first the fuselage section to a second fuselage section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Inventors: Jeffrey H. Hunt, Stephen A. Walls, David Arthur Whelan, Bentley Edwin Northon, Robert Roland Keever, Jacklyn Ann Holmes, Ordie Dean Butterfield, Grant Joseph Atkinson, Jonathan Kenji Brown, Glenn Scott Bushnell
  • Publication number: 20160007853
    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: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventor: GLENN SCOTT SLAVIN
  • Patent number: 9102247
    Abstract: A vehicle seat bar assembly having a seat with first and second engagement members. A rear seat bracket extends between the first and second engagement members of a seat. A torsion bar extends between the first and second engagement members and is operably engaged therewith. The torsion bar includes an intermediate bracket engagement portion and a first and second linear portion that extends between the first engagement member and the intermediate bracket engagement portion and the second engagement member and the intermediate bracket engagement portion. The torsion bar also includes a first and second distal end configured to engage the first and second engagement members, respectively, which induces a torsional resistance in the torsion bar when the seatback is at a fully reclined position and when the seatback is at a fully folded position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Li, Paul Gerard Ferraiuolo, Roy Chapman, Ammeswara Rao Sajja, Glenn Scott, Brandon Nichols
  • Publication number: 20150094562
    Abstract: A magnetic field may be applied to a subject having a plurality of tissues, including first and second tissues, causing a net longitudinal magnetization in the tissues. An inversion radio frequency pulse may be generated to invert the longitudinal magnetization from the tissues. Heart-rate timing information associated with a current ECG of the subject may be measured, and an inversion time TI may be dynamically calculated based at least in part on the heart-rate timing information. An excitation radio frequency pulse may then be generated. The generation of the excitation radio frequency pulse may occur a period of time after the generation of the inversion radio frequency pulse, and the period of time may be based on the dynamically calculated inversion time TI. Magnetic resonance imaging data may then be acquired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Christopher Judson Hardy, Glenn Scott Slavin, Jeffrey Alan Stainsby, Martin Andreas Janich
  • Publication number: 20140265505
    Abstract: A vehicle seat bar assembly having a seat with first and second engagement members. A rear seat bracket extends between the first and second engagement members of a seat. A torsion bar extends between the first and second engagement members and is operably engaged therewith. The torsion bar includes an intermediate bracket engagement portion and a first and second linear portion that extends between the first engagement member and the intermediate bracket engagement portion and the second engagement member and the intermediate bracket engagement portion. The torsion bar also includes a first and second distal end configured to engage the first and second engagement members, respectively, which induces a torsional resistance in the torsion bar when the seatback is at a fully reclined position and when the seatback is at a fully folded position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Li, Paul Gerard Ferraiuolo, Roy Chapman, Ammeswara Rao Sajja, Glenn Scott, Brandon Nichols
  • Publication number: 20140202008
    Abstract: A modified axe head with a front-end containing a double-beveled axe blade and a back end containing a straight flat blade with a beveled blade edge. The back end blade contains a flexible hinge that allows the blade to pivot upwards and downwards as a result of applied force. The back end blade can be quickly inserted by firefighters in between doors, wall holes, floorboards, or roofing tiles for more gently opening or removing of these obstacles in an old or unstable buildings during search and rescue operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventor: Glenn Scott Preston
  • Patent number: 8744738
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for managing separation between vehicles. A closest point of approach between a first vehicle traveling along a first path and a second vehicle traveling along a second path is predicted. A number of compensation commands for altering the first path of the first vehicle are generated using the closest point of approach and a desired level of separation between the first vehicle and the second vehicle. The number of compensation commands is integrated with a number of control commands for the first vehicle to form a final number of control commands configured to maneuver the first vehicle to substantially maintain the desired level of separation between the first vehicle and the second vehicle. A response of the first vehicle to the final number of control commands is a desired response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Glenn Scott Bushnell
  • Publication number: 20120209457
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for managing separation between vehicles. A closest point of approach between a first vehicle traveling along a first path and a second vehicle traveling along a second path is predicted. A number of compensation commands for altering the first path of the first vehicle are generated using the closest point of approach and a desired level of separation between the first vehicle and the second vehicle. The number of compensation commands is integrated with a number of control commands for the first vehicle to form a final number of control commands configured to maneuver the first vehicle to substantially maintain the desired level of separation between the first vehicle and the second vehicle. A response of the first vehicle to the final number of control commands is a desired response.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: Glenn Scott Bushnell
  • Publication number: 20110094290
    Abstract: A low power preconcentrator for use in micro gas analysis, such as gas chromatography, and a system that employs the preconcentrator is disclosed. The preconcentrator includes a reservoir that comprises a heater membrane and elements coated at least partially with an adsorbent, and ports for receiving and discharging an analyte in communication with the reservoir. At least a portion of the reservoir (e.g., a cap) is made of a material having a thermal conductivity less than about 100 W/(m·K) and/or the heater membrane is made of a material that has a temperature difference less than about 75° C. when heated. The present invention has been described in terms of specific embodiment(s), and it is recognized that equivalents, alternatives, and modifications, aside from those expressly stated, are possible and within the scope of the appending claims.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Aaron Jay Knobloch, Glenn Scott Claydon, Wei-Cheng Tian, Zhiqiang Cao, Stacey Joy Kennerly, Nannan Chen
  • Patent number: 7915696
    Abstract: An electrical through-connection, or via, that passes through a substrate to a bus on a first surface of the substrate. The via may be configured with an interlock such that the electrically conductive core of the via is constrained to thermally expand towards the second surface, away from the bus, thus preventing damage to the bus. The interlock may be a local constriction or enlargement of the via near the first surface of the substrate. The via may be greater in length along the bus than a unit spacing of beams in a parallel microswitch array actuated in unison along the bus. The via may be narrower in width than in length, and may form a trapezoidal geometry that is larger at the second surface of the substrate than at the first surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: David Cecil Hays, Marco Francesco Aimi, Christopher Fred Keimel, Glenn Scott Claydon, Kanakasabapathi Subramanian, Oliver Charles Boomhower
  • Patent number: 7901970
    Abstract: A micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) based current & magnetic field sensor includes a MEMS-based magnetic field sensing component having a capacitive magneto-MEMS component, a compensator and an output component for sensing magnetic fields and for providing, in response thereto, an indication of the current present in a respective conductor to be measured. In one embodiment, first and second mechanical sense components are electrically conductive and operate to sense a change in a capacitance between the mechanical sense components in response to a mechanical indicator from a magnetic-to-mechanical converter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Anis Zribi, Glenn Scott Claydon, Christopher James Kapusta, Laura Jean Meyer, Ertugal Berkcan, Wei-Cheng Tian
  • Patent number: 7785104
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for patients requiring repositioning of misaligned teeth who typically undergo orthodontic treatment to move the teeth into corrected positions. The orthodontic methods typically require lengthy procedures involving the application of light forces to the teeth to effect movement as accomplished by braces or other appliances. The apparatus and method includes the administration of a needle corticotomy to select regions that have been identified as absent any landmarks to avoid. The method is accomplished without the use of freeze-dried and bovine bone and without a mucoperiosteal flap procedure, resulting in low medical risk and providing a simplified and less time consuming procedure as compared to the prior art, and furthermore wherein the method effects a significant reduction in the time required to complete an orthodontic case while also significantly reducing the discomfort and recovery time for the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Inventor: Michael Glenn Scott
  • Patent number: D723348
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventor: Glenn Scott Preston