Patents by Inventor Scott A. Green

Scott A. Green 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: 10410527
    Abstract: A system and method for operating an automated aerial vehicle are provided wherein influences of ground effects (e.g., which may increase the effective thrusts of propellers by interfering with the respective airflows) are utilized for sensing the ground or other surfaces. In various implementations, operating parameters of the automated aerial vehicle are monitored to determine when ground effects are influencing the parameters associated with each of the propellers, which correspondingly indicate proximities to a surface (e.g., the ground). Utilizing such techniques, proximities of different portions of an automated aerial vehicle to the ground or other surfaces may be determined (e.g., for detecting issues with an uneven landing area, a sloped ground, etc.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Amir Navot, Brian C. Beckman, Daniel Buchmueller, Gur Kimchi, Fabian Hensel, Scott A. Green, Brandon William Porter, Severan Sylvain Jean-Michel Rault
  • Patent number: 10403155
    Abstract: This disclosure describes an unmanned aerial vehicle (“UAV”) configured to autonomously deliver items of inventory to various destinations. The UAV may receive inventory information and a destination location and autonomously retrieve the inventory from a location within a materials handling facility, compute a route from the materials handling facility to a destination and travel to the destination to deliver the inventory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gur Kimchi, Daniel Buchmueller, Scott A. Green, Brian C. Beckman, Scott Isaacs, Amir Navot, Fabian Hensel, Avi Bar-Zeev, Severan Sylvain Jean-Michel Rault
  • Publication number: 20190234541
    Abstract: The present application thus provides a hose connection system for connecting a hose to a gas turbine engine. The hose connection system may include a connection fitting and a connection tool. The connection fitting may include a first member to be attached to the gas turbine engine, a mating component to be attached to the hose, and a splined second member to be torqued onto the first member. The connection tool may include a drive wheel with a number of drive wheel splines such that the drive wheel splines torque the splined second member onto the first member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Luis Armando Sanchez Del Valle, Brian Kenneth Bassett, Robert Scott Phillips, Jesse Ellis Barton, Peter Koppenhoefer, Michael F. Dolan, Jr., Nathan Lynn Green, Le Yu
  • Publication number: 20190213299
    Abstract: A universal circuit design environment that designs universal circuits that can be applied to a variety of applications is disclosed. The system cross-references attribute requirements of each contemplated application against components to select application set components that are used to populate the universal design circuit environment for use in a universal circuit design. The set components are capable of satisfying every resolvable attribute requirement of the variety of applications, and the universal circuit may be designed with specialized inputs to set some attributes of the universal circuit. Preferably, the footprint of each set component and universal circuit is preserved between versions to allow for optimized updating between component versions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Jerome Gentillet, Harshad Desai, David Scott Green
  • Publication number: 20190157440
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate configured to include a channel, first and second ohmic contacts supported by the semiconductor substrate, in ohmic contact with a contact region formed within the semiconductor substrate, and spaced from one another for current flow between the first and second ohmic contacts through the channel, and first and second dielectric layers supported by the semiconductor substrate. At least one of the first and second ohmic contacts extends through respective openings in the first and second dielectric layers. The second dielectric layer is disposed between the first dielectric layer and a surface of the semiconductor substrate, and the second dielectric layer includes a wet etchable material having an etch selectivity to a dry etchant of the first dielectric layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Bruce McRae Green, Darrell Glenn Hill, Karen Elizabeth Moore, Jenn-Hwa Huang, Yuanzheng Yue, James Allen Teplik, Lawrence Scott Klingbeil
  • Patent number: 10287877
    Abstract: A fracture interrogation system includes an antenna adapted for placement in a subterranean wellbore and a plurality of pseudoparticles adapted for distribution with a proppant material into hydraulic fractures along the wellbore. The presence of the pseudoparticles in the hydraulic fractures is detectable by the antenna. The pseudoparticles can include a magnetoelastic resonator having a resonant frequency. An interrogation field excites the resonators at the resonant frequency for detection by the antenna. The same or a different antenna can act as the interrogation field source, and the system can be configured to operate in a talk-and-listen mode to better separate the response signal from the interrogation signal. Electromagnetic, mechanical, or acoustic impulses can be used to excite resonators of the pseudoparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignees: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Yogesh Gianchandani, Scott Green, Kamal Sarabandi, Mazen Kanj, Howard Schmidt, Jun Tang, Jiangfeng Wu
  • Patent number: 10174915
    Abstract: A retrofitting kit for retrofitting an existing troffer light fixture having a troffer housing includes a door assembly and a retainer including a flange. The flange is deformable between a first position and a second position. The light source is within the housing. The retainer includes the flange coupled to the housing of the door assembly. The retainer is configured to engage at least one of the troffer housing and a T-bar of a ceiling system to thereby selectively secure the door assembly within the ceiling system when the flange is in the first position. The retainer is further configured to facilitate at least one of installation and removal of the door assembly when the flange is in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Orion Energy Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: John Scribante, Joe Bluma, Scott A. Green, Matthew S. Tlachac, Paul Stegemann
  • Publication number: 20180372868
    Abstract: This disclosure describes an automated mobile vehicle that includes one or more distance determining elements configured to detect the presence of objects and to cause the automated mobile vehicle to alter its path to avoid the object. For example, a distance determining element may be incorporated into one or more of the motors of the automated mobile vehicle and configured to determine a distance to an object. Based on the determined distance, a path of the automated mobile vehicle may be altered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Gur Kimchi, Scott Isaacs, Amir Navot, Brian C. Beckman, Frederik Schaffalitzky, Scott A. Green
  • Patent number: 10156323
    Abstract: A retrofit light fixture for retrofitting an existing strip-style light fixture, the retrofit light fixture includes a housing, a light emitting diode, a driver, and a bracket. The housing includes a base portion, a side portion, and an end cap. The housing defines an interior space. At least one of the base portion and the side portion define an elongated opening. The driver is disposed within the interior space of the housing and configured to interface with the light emitting diode. The bracket includes a body and a locking flange. The locking flange is configured to selectively engage with a portion of a housing of the existing strip-style light fixture. The bracket is slidably coupled to the housing with a fastener that extends through the elongated opening. The bracket is selectively repositionable between a disengaged orientation and an engaged orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Orion Energy Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott A. Green, Scott W. Lowden, George S. Wilson, John Scribante
  • Publication number: 20180335183
    Abstract: An adapter bracket for retrofitting an existing troffer light fixture includes one of a channel, a base portion, and a frame member, each configured to rest on a T-bar of a ceiling system. The channel is configured to receive and retain a portion of a troffer housing for the existing troffer light fixture. The base portion is configured to support the troffer housing along a full length of the troffer housing. The frame member defines an aperture configured to receive a portion of a troffer door assembly. The aperture includes a slot and a notch, where the notch is defined adjacent to the slot and is narrower than the slot. Each of the base portion, the channel, and the frame member includes a mounting surface configured to engage with a retainer of the troffer door assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Applicant: Orion Energy Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott A. Green, John H. Scribante, Matthew S. Tlachac, Brandon J. King
  • Publication number: 20180274761
    Abstract: A retrofitting kit includes at least one of an adapter bracket and a retainer configured to engage at least one of an existing troffer light fixture and a T-bar of a ceiling system and a door assembly configured to be held in the ceiling system by the at least one of the adapter bracket and the retainer. The door assembly has a housing, the housing including one or more sidewalls, where the one or more sidewalls extend upward to define a cavity, and a plurality of LEDs having primary light axes extending inward into the cavity. The plurality of LEDs are coupled to the one or more sidewalls and positioned to illuminate at least a portion of the housing from behind with a uniform distribution of light when engaged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: Orion Energy Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott A. Green, Joe Bluma, Matthew S. Tlachac, Paul Stegemann, John Scribante
  • Patent number: 10078136
    Abstract: This disclosure describes an automated mobile vehicle that includes one or more distance determining elements configured to detect the presence of objects and to cause the automated mobile vehicle to alter its path to avoid the object. For example, a distance determining element may be incorporated into one or more of the motors of the automated mobile vehicle and configured to determine a distance to an object. Based on the determined distance, a path of the automated mobile vehicle may be altered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gur Kimchi, Scott Isaacs, Amir Navot, Brian C. Beckman, Frederik Schaffalitzky, Scott A. Green
  • Patent number: 10065745
    Abstract: This disclosure describes a system and method for operating an automated aerial vehicle wherein the battery life may be extended by performing one or more electricity generation procedures on the way to a destination (e.g., a delivery location for an item). In various implementations, the electricity generation procedure may include utilizing an airflow to rotate one or more of the propellers of the automated aerial vehicle so that the associated propeller motors will generate electricity (e.g., which can be utilized to recharge the battery, power one or more sensors of the automated aerial vehicle, etc.). In various implementations, the airflow may consist of a wind, or may be created by the kinetic energy of the automated aerial vehicle as it moves through the air (e.g., as part of a normal flight path and/or as part of an aerial maneuver).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian C. Beckman, Amir Navot, Daniel Buchmueller, Gur Kimchi, Fabian Hensel, Scott A. Green, Brandon William Porter, Severan Sylvain Jean-Michel Rault
  • Patent number: 10036514
    Abstract: A retrofitting kit for retrofitting an existing troffer light fixture having a troffer housing includes an adaptor bracket and a door assembly. The adaptor bracket includes a channel configured to rest on a T-bar of a ceiling system, and further configured to be located between the T-bar and the troffer housing, a slot, and a latch surface. The channel defines an open slot configured to receive and retain a portion of the troffer housing thereby facilitating a retrofit installation. The door assembly includes a latch configured to engage the latch surface of the adaptor bracket, a hinge configured to interface with the slot of the adaptor bracket, a housing including the latch and the hinge, and a light source coupled to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Orion Energy Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: John H. Scribante, Matthew S. Tlachac, Scott A. Green, Brandon J. King
  • Publication number: 20180190133
    Abstract: A system and method for operating an automated aerial vehicle are provided wherein influences of ground effects (e.g., which may increase the effective thrusts of propellers by interfering with the respective airflows) are utilized for sensing the ground or other surfaces. In various implementations, operating parameters of the automated aerial vehicle are monitored to determine when ground effects are influencing the parameters associated with each of the propellers, which correspondingly indicate proximities to a surface (e.g., the ground). Utilizing such techniques, proximities of different portions of an automated aerial vehicle to the ground or other surfaces may be determined (e.g., for detecting issues with an uneven landing area, a sloped ground, etc.).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Amir Navot, Brian C. Beckman, Daniel Buchmueller, Gur Kimchi, Fabian Hensel, Scott A. Green, Brandon William Porter, Severan Sylvain Jean-Michel Rault
  • Patent number: 10012355
    Abstract: A light fixture is configured for use in either retrofitting an existing troffer light fixture or for use in new construction. The light fixture includes a self-supporting adaptor bracket configured to rest on a T-bar of a ceiling system and further configured to optionally receive a housing of the existing troffer light fixture. The light fixture further includes a door assembly including a latch configured to engage a latch surface of the adaptor bracket, a hinge configured to interface with a slot of the adaptor bracket, a housing including the latch and the hinge, and a light source within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Orion Energy Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: John Scribante, Scott A. Green, Marc Meade, Therese Bartz, Matthew S. Tlachac, Ronald E. Ernst
  • Patent number: 10012352
    Abstract: A retrofitting kit for retrofitting an existing troffer light fixture having a troffer housing includes an adaptor bracket and a door assembly. The adaptor bracket includes a channel configured to rest on a T-bar of a ceiling system, and further configured to be located between the T-bar and the troffer housing. The channel defines an aperture configured to accept either a hinge or a latch of the door assembly, and the channel defines a latch surface. The door assembly includes a hinge configured to interface with the adaptor bracket, a latch configured to engage the latch surface of the adaptor bracket to hold the door assembly in a closed position, a housing including the latch and the hinge, and a light source coupled to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Orion Energy Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: John H. Scribante, Matthew S. Tlachac, Scott A. Green, Brandon J. King
  • Publication number: 20180172228
    Abstract: A retrofit assembly for retrofitting an existing light fixture having an existing housing includes a base, a first mounting member selectively repositionable relative to the base, the first mounting member including a first flange configured to selectively couple the first mounting member to the existing housing, a second mounting member selectively repositionable relative to the base, the second mounting member including a second flange configured to selectively couple the second mounting member to the existing housing, and a lighting element coupled to the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: Orion Energy Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott A. Green, Mahendra J. Macwan
  • Publication number: 20180135848
    Abstract: A light fixture includes an enclosure having a top side and an opposing underside, and a luminaire module. The luminaire module includes a panel, a plurality of LEDs, a first reflector, and a second reflector. The panel extends along the opposing underside of the enclosure. The plurality of LEDs are coupled to the panel and arranged in at least one row. The at least one row has a first lateral side and a second lateral side. The first reflector is coupled to the panel and disposed along the first lateral side of the plurality of LEDs. The second reflector are coupled to the panel and disposed along the second lateral side of the plurality of LEDs. The panel is releasably attached to the enclosure such that replacement of the panel simultaneously replaces the plurality of LEDs, the first reflector, and the second reflector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicant: Orion Energy Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: John H. Scribante, Scott Green, Matthew S. Tlachac, Joseph Bluma
  • Patent number: D819861
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Orion Energy Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: John Scribante, Matthew S. Tlachac, Scott A. Green, Brandon J. King