Patents by Inventor Matthew S. Scott

Matthew S. 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: 20200055177
    Abstract: A powered fastener driver for driving fasteners into a workpiece includes a driver unit and a handle unit selectively and removably attachable to the driver unit. The driver unit includes a housing, a motor, and a first coupler. The handle unit includes a battery receptacle for receiving a battery pack, a trigger, and a second coupler. The first and second couplers selectively engage one another to mechanically and electrically connect the driver unit to the handle unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: John S. Scott, Gareth Mueckl, Caroline Hope, Isabel M. Lloyd, Matthew Post, Adam N. Carter, Jonathan L. Lambert, Logan M. Hietpas, Matthew N. Thurin, Paul Fry, Julia L. Savich
  • Publication number: 20200018521
    Abstract: An electric water heater has upper and lower electric resistance type heating elements respectively controlled by a single pole, double throw upper thermostat and a single pole, single throw lower thermostat. The upper and lower thermostats are operatively interconnected by a wiring harness having outer conductor end portions that are connected to a terminal block portion of an external junction box to provide the water heater with a variety of heating element operating modes without having to replace either of the thermostats, vary the wiring harness interconnections therebetween, or vary the connection between the outer conductor end portions and the terminal block. The water heater may thus be advantageously manufactured in a single variant that may be easily and quickly modified in the field to selectively alter the heating element control mode of the water heater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Matthew S. Park, Timothy D. Scott, William Jason Hall
  • Publication number: 20190203976
    Abstract: A conduit fitting for an exhaust duct includes a conduit and a condensate trap. The conduit fitting defines an interior space partitioned into an upper conduit and a lower condensate reservoir. The condensate reservoir can be configured to contain a neutralizing agent for neutralizing acidic condensate prior to it exiting the reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Timothy D. Scott, William Jason Hall, Brad Windon, Brian Shaw, Piyush Porwal, Ashwin Rao, Matthew S. Park
  • Patent number: 10315515
    Abstract: Some embodiments are directed to a pinion shaft assembly of a power transfer unit for transferring torque from an output gear of a transmission to a driveline structure of a vehicle. The embodiments include a hollow shaft that includes an internal splined portion, a pinion gear connected to a first end of the hollow shaft, and a coupling member that includes a flange and a coupling extension extending from the flange. The coupling extension includes an external splined portion at a first end such that the coupling extension mounts coaxially within the hollow shaft. The internal splined portion of the hollow shaft meshes with the external spline portion of the coupling extension in a spline connection for coupled rotation of the hollow shaft and the coupling extension, and the flange is disposed external to the hollow shaft and configured to be connected to the driveline structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasushi Onuma, Shintaro Yokota, Matthew R. Scott, William J. Clark, Christa S Banks, Takahiro Nozaki
  • Patent number: 10309157
    Abstract: A cutting element for use in a drilling bit and/or a milling bit having a cutter body made of a substrate having an upper surface, and a superabrasive layer overlying the upper surface of the substrate. The cutting element further includes a sleeve extending around a portion of a side surface of the superabrasive layer and a side surface of the substrate, wherein the sleeve exerts a radially compressive force on the superabrasive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignees: Baker Hughes Incorporated, Element Six (Production) (PTY) LTD., Element Six Limited
    Inventors: Anthony A. DiGiovanni, Nicholas J. Lyons, Matthew S. Hale, Konstantin E. Morozov, John H. Liversage, Danny E. Scott, L. Allen Sinor
  • Patent number: 10197335
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide apparatus and methods for melting materials and for containing the molten materials within melt zone during melting. Exemplary apparatus may include a vessel configured to receive a material for melting therein; a load induction coil positioned adjacent to the vessel to melt the material therein; and a containment induction coil positioned in line with the load induction coil. The material in the vessel can be heated by operating the load induction coil at a first RF frequency to form a molten material. The containment induction coil can be operated at a second RF frequency to contain the molten material within the load induction coil. Once the desired temperature is achieved and maintained for the molten material, operation of the containment induction coil can be stopped and the molten material can be ejected from the vessel into a mold through an ejection path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignees: Apple Inc., Crucible Intellectual Property, LLC
    Inventors: Theodore A. Waniuk, Joseph Stevick, Sean O'Keeffe, Dermot J. Stratton, Joseph C. Poole, Matthew S. Scott, Christopher D. Prest
  • Patent number: 10131116
    Abstract: Provided in one embodiment is a method of forming a connection mechanism in or on a bulk-solidifying amorphous alloy by casting in or on, or forming with the bulk-solidifying amorphous alloy, a machinable metal. The connection mechanism can be formed by machining the machinable metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Christopher D. Prest, Matthew S. Scott, Stephen P. Zadesky, Dermot J. Stratton, Joseph C. Poole, Richard W. Heley
  • Patent number: 10131022
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for creating an integral assembly formed from a transparent member and a housing formed at least in part of a bulk-solidifying amorphous alloy. The methods and systems create integral transparent member and amorphous metal alloy-containing parts using thermoplastic molding techniques in which the amorphous metal is molded to the transparent member in a thermoplastic, not liquid, state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Christopher D. Prest, Matthew S. Scott, Stephen P. Zadesky, Richard W. Heley, Dermot J. Stratton, Joseph C. Poole
  • Patent number: 10087505
    Abstract: Provided in one embodiment is a method of making use of foams as a processing aid or to improve the properties of bulk-solidifying amorphous alloy materials. Other embodiments include the bulk-solidifying amorphous alloy/foam composite materials made in accordance with the methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Christopher D. Prest, Matthew S. Scott, Stephen P. Zadesky, Dermot J. Stratton, Joseph C. Poole
  • Patent number: 9962788
    Abstract: Techniques or processes for providing markings on products are disclosed. In one embodiment, the products have housings and the markings are to be provided on sub-surfaces of the housings. For example, a housing for a particular product can include an outer housing surface and the markings can be provided on a sub-surface the outer housing surface yet still be visible from the outside of the housing. Since the markings are beneath the surface of the housing, the markings are durable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Matthew S. Scott, Michael Nashner
  • Patent number: 9963769
    Abstract: Provided in one embodiment is a method of selective microstructural transformation, comprising: providing a part comprising a bulk amorphous alloy; heating selectively a portion of the part to a first temperature such that at least some of the portion is transformed into a crystalline phase; and processing the transformed portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher D. Prest, Matthew S. Scott, Stephen P. Zadesky, Dermot J. Stratton, Joseph C. Poole
  • Patent number: 9915573
    Abstract: Pressure sensing systems comprising bulk-solidifying amorphous alloys and pressure-sensitive switches containing bulk-solidifying amorphous alloys. The bulk-solidifying amorphous alloys are capable of repeated deformation upon application of pressure, and change their electrical resistivity upon deformation, thereby enabling measurement of the change in resistivity and consequently, measuring the deformation and amount of pressure applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher D. Prest, Matthew S. Scott, Stephen P. Zadesky, Dermot J. Stratton, Joseph C. Poole, Theodore A. Waniuk
  • Patent number: 9909201
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide materials, parts, and methods useful for electronic devices. One embodiment includes providing a coating on at least one surface of a substrate, increasing an amorphicity of the coating, and incorporating the substrate including the coating having increased amorphicity into an electronic device. Another embodiment relates to frictionally transforming a coating from crystalline into amorphous to form a metamorphically transformed coating for an electronic device. Another embodiment relates to an electronic device part having a metamorphically transformed coating disposed on at least one surface thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher D. Prest, Matthew S. Scott, Stephen P. Zadesky, Dermot J. Stratton, Joseph C. Poole
  • Patent number: 9810482
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide apparatus and methods for melting materials and for containing the molten materials within melt zone during melting. Exemplary apparatus may include a vessel configured to receive a material for melting therein; a load induction coil positioned adjacent to the vessel to melt the material therein; and a containment induction coil positioned in line with the load induction coil. The material in the vessel can be heated by operating the load induction coil at a first RF frequency to form a molten material. The containment induction coil can be operated at a second RF frequency to contain the molten material within the load induction coil. Once the desired temperature is achieved and maintained for the molten material, operation of the containment induction coil can be stopped and the molten material can be ejected from the vessel into a mold through an ejection path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignees: Apple Inc., Crucible Intellectual Property, LLC
    Inventors: Theodore A. Waniuk, Joseph Stevick, Sean O'Keeffe, Dermot J. Stratton, Joseph C. Poole, Matthew S. Scott, Christopher D. Prest
  • Patent number: 9777182
    Abstract: Disclosed are aqueous resinous dispersions that are electrodepositable and exhibit good anti-settling properties, as well as to their use to produce smooth, low gloss coatings. The aqueous resinous dispersions include an active hydrogen-containing, cationic salt group-containing polymer; a curing agent; and oxidized polyolefin particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard F. Syput, Matthew S. Scott
  • Patent number: 9771642
    Abstract: The embodiments described herein relate to BMG articles with high bulk having all dimensions greater than the critical dimension. Exemplary BMG article can include at least one bulk component and/or one or more fixation elements configured on surface of the bulk component or inserted into the bulk component. Other embodiments relate to methods of making the BMG articles by thermo-plastic-formation of BMG alloy materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph C. Poole, Christopher D. Prest, Matthew S. Scott, Dermot J. Stratton, Stephen P. Zadesky
  • Patent number: 9758426
    Abstract: The present invention relates to reflective articles, such as solar mirrors, that include a sacrificial cathodic layer. The reflective article, more particularly includes a substrate, such as glass, having a multi-layered coating thereon that includes a lead-free sacrificial cathodic layer. The sacrificial cathodic layer includes at least one transition metal, such as a particulate transition metal, which can be in the form of flakes (e.g., zinc flakes). The sacrificial cathodic layer can include an inorganic matrix formed from one or more organo-titanates. Alternatively, the sacrificial cathodic layer can include an organic polymer matrix (e.g., a crosslinked organic polymer matrix formed from an organic polymer and an aminoplast crosslinking agent). The reflective article also includes an outer organic polymer coating, that can be electrodeposited over the sacrificial cathodic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V.
    Inventors: Benjamin Kabagambe, Michael J. Buchanan, Matthew S. Scott, Brian K. Rearick, Paul A. Medwick, James W. McCamy
  • Patent number: 9725796
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments described herein relate to methods and apparatus for forming a coating layer at least partially on surface of a BMG article formed of bulk solidifying amorphous alloys. In embodiments, the coating layer may be formed in situ during formation of a BMG article and/or post formation of a BMG article. The coating layer may provide the BMG article with surface hardness, wear resistance, surface activity, corrosion resistance, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignees: Apple Inc., Crucible Intellectual Property, LLC
    Inventors: Theodore A. Waniuk, Joseph Stevick, Sean O'Keeffe, Dermot J. Stratton, Joseph C. Poole, Matthew S. Scott, Christopher D. Prest
  • Patent number: 9649685
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide methods and apparatus for forming bulk metallic glass (BMG) articles using a mold having a stationary mold part and a movable mold part paired to form a mold cavity. A molten material can be injected to fill the mold cavity. The molten material can then be cooled into a BMG article at a desired cooling rate. While injecting and/or cooling the molten material, the movement of the movable mold part can be controlled, such that a thermal contact between the molten material and the mold can be maintained. BMG articles can be formed without forming an underfilled part. Additional structural features can be imparted in the BMG article during formation. At least a portion of the formed BMG article can have an aspect ratio (first dimension/second dimension) of at least 10 or less than 0.1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Theodore A. Waniuk, Joseph Stevick, Sean O'Keeffe, Dermot J. Stratton, Joseph C. Poole, Matthew S. Scott, Christopher D. Prest
  • Patent number: 9624383
    Abstract: Disclosed are coating compositions, such as primer compositions, suitable for providing corrosion protection to metal substrates, as well as related coated articles and methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew S. Scott, Richard F. Syput, Steven R. Zawacky