Patents by Inventor Scott A. Andrews

Scott A. Andrews 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: 10562476
    Abstract: A guard assembly for a machine is provided. The guard assembly includes a guard structure and a frame. The frame is attachable to the machine at a machine component. The guard structure is pivotably connected to the frame and movable between a first position and a second position. The frame further includes a magnet structure to releasably couple the frame to the machine component. Furthermore, the frame includes a cap being secured to the magnet structure. The cap includes a skin having at least one side extending beyond the magnet structure and contacting at least a portion of the machine component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Andrew McGregor
  • Patent number: 10562449
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are disclosed for accelerometer-based external sound monitoring during low speed maneuvers. An example vehicle includes accelerometers affixed to windows of the vehicle, speakers located inside the vehicle, and an infotainment head unit. Each of the speakers is uniquely associated with one of the accelerometers. The infotainment head unit, when a speed of the vehicle satisfies a threshold, selects a zone corresponding to a direction of travel of the vehicle. Additionally, the infotainment head unit plays signals captured by the accelerometers associated with the selected zone on the corresponding speakers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Joshua Wheeler, Scott Andrew Amman, John Edward Huber, Leah Busch, Ranjani Rangarajan, Erick Michael Lavoie, Marla Johnston
  • Publication number: 20200051262
    Abstract: Various embodiments described herein relate to techniques for computing dimensions of a non-cuboid shaped object using angular estimates associated with 3D points captured in an image of a scene including the object. In this regard, a dimensioning system may capture at least one image of the scene including the object and identify one or more planes on the object from the captured at least one image. Further, a surface plane from amongst the one or more identified planes that contains a maximum number of three-dimensional (3D) surface points on the object is determined. Upon determination of the surface plane, angular estimation is determined representing angular values between a normal to the surface plane and a normal to a reference plane. Accordingly, the angular estimation is further used along with an estimated height of the object for computing the dimensions of the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Scott McCloskey, Ryan Andrew Lloyd
  • Patent number: 10556581
    Abstract: A passive vehicular heatstroke prevention system monitors carbon dioxide (CO2) and infrared (IR) energy levels to determine whether a child is present inside a closed vehicle, and, if so, monitors the temperature in the vehicle and, if the temperature in the vehicle exceeds at least one preset critical value, automatically lowers the temperature in the vehicle and contacts the driver/caregiver and/or emergency personnel. The system detects the presence of a child in the closed vehicle by detecting a critical level of carbon dioxide in the air within the vehicle, while monitoring the interior vehicle temperature and takes corrective action to prevent the temperature from exceeding a preset value, such as by activating the vehicle's air conditioning unit and lowering the vehicle's windows, as well as contacting the driver/caregiver and/or emergency personnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Inventor: Scott Andrew Soifer
  • Patent number: 10560343
    Abstract: Briefly, methods and/or apparatuses are described for network management via a graphical user interface (GUI).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Cradlepoint, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Cartsonis, Scott Andrew Hankins, Andrew John Mastracci
  • Patent number: 10560769
    Abstract: A head-mounted display (HMID) includes a strap arm that transmits audio. The HMID includes a front rigid body and a strap arm. The strap arm includes a body portion defining a boss having an aperture that rotatably connects the strap arm to the front rigid body. The body portion defines an audio passage to transmit sound and an audio port to output the sound. The audio passage is defined along the body portion between the aperture of the boss and the audio port. A speaker is positioned, such as within the aperture, to emit the sound through the audio passage and to the audio port. The strap arm can further include a back volume unit that enhances the sound transmitted through the audio passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Peter Wesley Bristol, Scott Andrew Dallmeyer, Quintin Morris, Matthew James Devoe, David Tao
  • Patent number: 10555671
    Abstract: A mobile patient examination system includes a carrier, a patient support, and furnishing. The patient support is height adjustable and connected to the carrier. Also, the patient support includes a display and a physiological sensor. In some instances, the carrier is sized to be transported to different locations within a facility. Alternatively, the carrier is sized to be transported to remote, rural, and/or disaster-related locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: WELCH ALLYN, INC.
    Inventors: Craig M. Meyerson, Timothy R. Fitch, David J. Maier, Scott Andrew Martin, Tyson B. Whitaker, Kirsten M. Emmons, Andrew David Clark, Frederic Bregeon, Aalok Mehta, Stephen C. Daley
  • Patent number: 10557572
    Abstract: An apparatus that includes a conduit having a first end, a second end, and a longitudinal axis. The conduit may define an inner channel and may be configured to extend through a vane cavity of a vane. The apparatus may further include a damping finger that includes a first portion coupled to the conduit and a second portion diverging outward at an angled orientation from the conduit. The damping finger may be resiliently flexible and the second portion of the damping finger may be configured to contact an inner surface of the vane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jonas S. Banhos, Jesse Ian Berube, William Oldach, Jesus S. Lopez, Ravi Mandya Kumar, Scott David Hjelm, Nicholas Andrew Kesler
  • Publication number: 20200039456
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are disclosed for monitoring of vehicle window vibrations for voice-command recognition. An example vehicle includes a window, an outer layer, a vibration sensor coupled to the window to detect audio vibrations, an audio actuator coupled to the outer layer to vibrate the outer layer, and a controller. The controller is to detect a voice command from a user via the vibration sensor, identify an audio response based upon the voice command, and emit the audio response to the user via the audio actuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Joshua Wheeler, Scott Andrew Amman, Leah Busch, Ranjani Rangarajan, John Edward Huber
  • Publication number: 20200037477
    Abstract: The embodiments of the printed wire board stand-off are comprised of a Printed Wire Board (“PWB”) stand-off; a PWB stand-off rail fixture; a PWB a stand-off holder; or a PWB male stand-off, or any combination thereof. The PWB stand-off is comprised of a large stand-off cylinder and an elongated stand-off cylinder. The PWB a stand-off rail fixture is comprised of two sides, a top, a set screw aperture, and a set screw. The PWB stand-off carrier is comprised of a base, a vertical post, and a handle. The PWB male stand-off is comprised of a male stand-off base, a male stand-off post, and a male thread.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: Frontier Electronic Systems Corp.
    Inventors: Kurt Ashley McLain, Scott Andrew Briggs
  • Publication number: 20200030133
    Abstract: Disclosed is a shoulder brace for immobilization of the arm and shoulder joint in neutral abduction/adduction. Methods of using the brace and methods of treating shoulder injuries are similarly provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Damon Romito LEMMON, Thomas Howard MYERS, Charles Edward GARTEN, II, Scott Andrew TAYLOR
  • Publication number: 20200027452
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are disclosed for speech recognition for vehicle voice commands. An example vehicle includes a microphone to collect a signal including a voice command, memory, and a controller. The controller is configured to determine an initial identification by feeding the signal into a first automatic speech recognition (ASR) engine and determine habits by feeding user history into a habits engine. The controller also is configured to identify the voice command by feeding the signal, the initial identification, and the habits into a second ASR engine. The controller also is configured to perform a vehicle function based on the voice command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Ranjani Rangarajan, John Edward Huber, Leah N. Busch, Joshua Wheeler, Scott Andrew Amman
  • Publication number: 20200028134
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a battery cell for an electric vehicle battery pack. The battery cell can include a housing containing an electrolyte material, a first polarity terminal disposed at a lateral end of the battery cell, and a buckling plate disposed at the lateral end of the battery cell. The buckling plate can include a planar portion and a domed portion. The domed portion can deflect the electrolyte material in response to a first predetermined threshold pressure within the battery cell. The battery cell can include a melting component including an inner ring electrically coupled to a perimeter of the domed portion of the buckling plate, and an outer ring electrically coupled to the electrolyte material. A plurality of spokes can couple the inner ring with the outer ring and can melt in response to either a predetermined threshold temperature or a predetermined threshold current.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Scott Quinlan Freeman Monismith, Jeremy Andrew Elsberry, Ying Liu, Yifan Tang
  • Publication number: 20200024865
    Abstract: An exemplary lock cylinder includes a shell, a plug positioned in the shell, and a locking assembly. The locking assembly is configured to prevent rotation of the plug when no key is inserted, and to permit rotation of the plug upon insertion of any of a plurality of keys having different bitting profiles. The locking assembly may further be configured to prevent key extraction when the plug is in a rotated position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Jason Curtis Clifford, Scott Douglas Welsby, Brian Andrew Rappl, Brian Edward Walls, Peter Malenkovic, Kenton Hayes Barker
  • Patent number: 10539810
    Abstract: Interchangeably lenses and attachment assemblies for eyewear with removable temples are described. An example attachment assembly for removably magnetically attaching an eyewear temple to a lens may include a magnetic latch having a first latch portion and a second latch portions movably (e.g., pivotably) coupled to the temple. The first and second latch portions may be configured to be positioned on opposite sides of the lens by a carrier. The first and second latch portions may be configured to magnetically attract one another in a magnetic attraction direction. The carrier may be configured to restrict movement of at least one of the first and second latch portions in a second direction opposite the magnetic attraction direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Smith Optics, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Thorsell, Matt Capozzi, Nicolas Ramirez, Michael Qualls, Scott Layton, Sean Nemoto, James Andrew Chilson
  • Patent number: 10542007
    Abstract: A method for controlling an operation of an industrial machine that includes authenticating control commands remotely issued by command issuers through a network. The control commands each describe a modifying action to the operation of the industrial machine. The method includes: providing a jump host as a communication buffer between a unit controller of the industrial machine and the network; maintaining within a memory of the jump host whitelisted commands, the whitelisted commands including a list of the approved control commands; receiving, at the jump host, a first control command via the network; determining, at the jump host, whether the first control command is contained within the whitelisted commands; in response to an affirmative determination that the first control command is contained within the whitelisted commands, deeming the first control command as being authenticated; and transmitting the first control command to the unit controller of the industrial machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Paul Oliver Caffrey, Robert Scott Garry, Peter Frank Andrews, Clemens Karl Woeste, Robert Hugh Putman, Gregory Pearson Fry
  • Publication number: 20200016111
    Abstract: The present invention provides compounds of formula (I), and pharmaceutical compositions thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Tarek A. Zeidan, Scott Duncan, Christopher P. Hencken, Thomas Andrew Wynn, Carlos N. Sanrame
  • Publication number: 20200018432
    Abstract: A swivel knuckle assembly for interconnecting a motor and a supply line. The knuckle assembly may include a bearing member to reduce a coefficient of friction. A locking mechanism is disclosed to connect members of the knuckle assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Scott Andrew SINGER, Ken Riedel, Juan P. Angulo
  • Patent number: 10525921
    Abstract: An example vehicle for monitoring windshield vibrations for vehicle collision detection includes a windshield, a vibration sensor coupled to the windshield to detect window vibrations of the windshield, a first accelerometer to detect vehicle body vibrations of a vehicle body, and a restraint control module. The restraint control module is to detect an event based upon the window vibrations and determine whether the event is a collision event or a non-collision event responsive to comparing the window vibrations and the vehicle body vibrations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mahmoud Yousef Ghannam, Joshua Wheeler, Brian Bennie, Scott Andrew Amman, Doug B. Thornburg
  • Patent number: 10529773
    Abstract: Solid-state lighting devices, for example, light-emitting diodes (LEDs), which include a primary light-extraction face and a secondary light-extraction face that generally opposes the primary light-extraction face are disclosed. In some embodiments, mirrors internal to the LED may be omitted, and omnidirectional light from the active region is allowed to freely exit the primary light-extraction face and the secondary light-extraction face. In other embodiments, the first light-extraction face and second light-extraction face include opposing sidewalls of an LED. In such embodiments, mirrors internal to the LED may be utilized to direct omnidirectional light from the active region toward the first light-extraction face and the second light-extraction face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: CREE, INC.
    Inventors: Peter Scott Andrews, Christopher P. Hussell