Patents by Inventor Scott A. Pierce

Scott A. Pierce 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: 12014172
    Abstract: An industrial integrated development environment (IDE) can dynamically generate user interfaces for device profiles using predefined reusable profile templates together with data models of the devices for which the device profile interfaces are to be created. The device profile template defines features or components of profile interface views that are reusable across multiple different devices. The industrial IDE determines which interface features defined by the device profile template are required to support the device's data and supported features defined by the data model, and dynamically adapts the device profile template to yield a suitable device profile interface that can be used to view and edit the device's data and configuration parameter values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott A Pierce, Petr Pitrinec, Roman Vitek, Martin Paulicek, Michal Hanzeli, Eryn Amara Danielle Manela, Patrick D Telljohann, Anthony J Diblasio
  • Publication number: 20240191069
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a geosynthetic. In one embodiment, the geosynthetic contains a composition containing (A) a polypropylene and (B) from greater than 0 wt % to less than 3 wt % of a halogen-free flame retardant, based on the total weight of the composition. In another embodiment, the geosynthetic contains a composition containing (A) a polypropylene and (B) greater than 20 wt % zinc sulfide, based on the total weight of the composition. In another embodiment, the geosynthetic contains a composition containing (A) a polypropylene; (B) a halogen-free flame retardant; and (C) greater than 20 wt % zinc sulfide, based on the total weight of the composition. The composition has a specific gravity greater than 1.00 g/cc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2024
    Publication date: June 13, 2024
    Applicant: Propex Operating Company, LLC
    Inventors: Chastity Adkins, Drew Loizeaux, Scott Manning, Lee Pierce
  • Publication number: 20240139222
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods and compositions for increasing the safety and effectiveness of a bacteriotherapy. In some aspects, a mixture of prebiotics, e.g., human milk oligosaccharides, are administered to a subject who has or will undergo a bacteriotherapy. In certain aspects, the mixture of prebiotics is administered in combination with a probiotic capable of internalizing and/or consuming the prebiotics. Also provided are methods for preparing or identifying strains of bacteria suitable for a bacteriotherapy, such as by incubating a mixture of bacteria obtained from stool in the presence of one or more of agents, e.g., human milk oligosaccharides, capable of promoting the growth of beneficial bacteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2021
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Inventors: Julie E. BUTTON, Gregory MCKENZIE, Scott ELSTER, Abigail REENS, Jessica PIERCE
  • Patent number: 11972257
    Abstract: An industrial integrated development environment (IDE) allows project topologies to be defined using an industrial domain-specific language (DSL) script. DSL scripting language can be used to define a control system topology in terms of the devices that make up the control system as well as the data connections between those devices. The IDE system can translate resulting topology to a project tree that serves as the basis for a control system project.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott A Pierce, Anthony J Diblasio, Douglas B Sumerauer, Christopher E Stanek
  • Publication number: 20240103850
    Abstract: An industrial integrated development environment (IDE) supports device profile development tools that allow new device profiles to be created easily using predefined reusable profile templates together with profile configuration files that define the backend IDE services and industrial device bindings for the profile. Using this development platform, a single device profile template can be used as the basis for multiple different device profiles, each customized using a text-based profile configuration file. This can reduce the time and effort required to create device profiles for new devices, and can also reduce the storage space required for the device profile library.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2022
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Scott A. Pierce, Petr Pitrinec, Roman Vitek, Martin Paulicek, Michal Hanzeli
  • Publication number: 20240102485
    Abstract: One or more techniques and/or systems are disclosed for a universal-type pump casing that allows for coupling to various piping couplers, for various sizes of fluid lines. This can allow the pump casing to accept the majority of current fluid line coupling, for various fluid line sizes used with these types of pumps, thereby eliminating the need to have a different casing for each different sized fluid line. A universal-type pump casing with a proximal end engaged with a pump bracket, and a distal end affixed to an end plate to define the pumping chamber. A first and second port can have an opening of a predetermined diameter, with a port face that can couple with various modular port flanges, to provide different port flange configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Applicant: Viking Pump, Inc.
    Inventors: Alfonso JOHNSON, Grant JOHNSON, Dylan LENDE, Scott MEYER, Justin PIERCE
  • Publication number: 20240103851
    Abstract: An industrial integrated development environment (IDE) supports device profile development tools that allow new device profiles to be created easily using predefined reusable profile templates together with profile configuration files that define the backend IDE services and industrial device bindings for the profile. Using this development platform, a single device profile template can be used as the basis for multiple different device profiles, each customized using a text-based profile configuration file. This can reduce the time and effort required to create device profiles for new devices, and can also reduce the storage space required for the device profile library.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2022
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Scott A. Pierce, PETR PITRINEC, Roman Vitek, MARTIN PAULICEK, MICHAL HANZELI
  • Publication number: 20240103852
    Abstract: An industrial integrated development environment (IDE) can dynamically generate user interfaces for device profiles using predefined reusable profile templates together with data models of the devices for which the device profile interfaces are to be created. The device profile template defines features or components of profile interface views that are reusable across multiple different devices. The industrial IDE determines which interface features defined by the device profile template are required to support the device's data and supported features defined by the data model, and dynamically adapts the device profile template to yield a suitable device profile interface that can be used to view and edit the device's data and configuration parameter values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2022
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Scott A Pierce, PETR PITRINEC, Roman Vitek, MARTIN PAULICEK, MICHAL HANZELI, Ervn Amara Danielle Manela, PATRICK D TELLJOHANN, ANTHONY J DIBLASIO
  • Publication number: 20240102471
    Abstract: One or more techniques and/or systems are disclosed for a universal-type bracket that incorporates a substantially uniform diameter through-bore. This allows the bracket to accept current sealing arrangements used in these types of pumps, while providing the same or better sealing options as current individual designs. The single through-bore can have multiple undercut features for holding a pump shaft bushing, with an increased wall thickness to allow for an appropriate interference fit with the walls of the through-bore, for example, similar to previous designs. Retaining ring grooves can be added to the through-bore, and retaining rings may be used to provide a positive shoulder for the seal or packing rings to seat against inside the bore. This may allow for various sealing options, such as stuffing seals, one-piece barrier seals, cartridge seals, BTR seals, component seals, and more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Applicant: Viking Pump, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin PIERCE, Andrew ANDERSON, Alfonso JOHNSON, Dylan LENDE, Scott MEYER
  • Patent number: 11932754
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a geosynthetic. In one embodiment, the geosynthetic contains a composition containing (A) a polypropylene and (B) from greater than 0 wt % to less than 3 wt % of a halogen-free flame retardant, based on the total weight of the composition. In another embodiment, the geosynthetic contains a composition containing (A) a polypropylene and (B) greater than 20 wt % zinc sulfide, based on the total weight of the composition. In another embodiment, the geosynthetic contains a composition containing (A) a polypropylene; (B) a halogen-free flame retardant; and (C) greater than 20 wt % zinc sulfide, based on the total weight of the composition. The composition has a specific gravity greater than 1.00 g/cc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Propex Operating Company, LLC
    Inventors: Chastity Adkins, Drew Loizeaux, Scott Manning, Lee Pierce
  • Publication number: 20240020117
    Abstract: An industrial integrated development environment (IDE) allows project topologies to be defined using an industrial domain-specific language (DSL) script. DSL scripting language can be used to define a control system topology in terms of the devices that make up the control system as well as the data connections between those devices. The IDE system can translate resulting topology to a project tree that serves as the basis for a control system project.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2022
    Publication date: January 18, 2024
    Inventors: Scott A Pierce, Anthony J Diblasio, Douglas B Sumerauer, Christopher E Stanek
  • Publication number: 20240019851
    Abstract: An industrial integrated development environment (IDE) allows add-on bus profiles and add-on controller profiles to be defined using an industrial domain-specific language (DSL) script. These add-on profiles can then be added to the IDE's device profile library for use in industrial control projects. This mitigates the need to write new source code to create these profiles and to release an updated version of the IDE software to make these profiles available for use. Industrial DSL scripting can also be used to define a physical and logical topology of an industrial control system within the IDE system as part of the control system project that will be deployed to the control system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2022
    Publication date: January 18, 2024
    Inventors: Anthony J. Diblasio, Scott A. Pierce, Fabio Malaspina
  • Publication number: 20240019850
    Abstract: An industrial integrated development environment (IDE) is designed to execute on a cloud-platform or a web-based platform. The IDE includes a library of device profiles that render graphical device configuration interfaces for reading and writing values of device parameters. To allow device profiles that were designed to operate within the context of a local, non-web-based IDE system to be used within the web-based IDE without the need to rewrite the device profiles or their associated services, the IDE can include a device service adapter that instantiates web services that translate the device configuration interfaces to a suitable web-based format, such as hypertext markup language. In this way, device profiles become agnostic with regard to the type of IDE platform in which the profiles are used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2022
    Publication date: January 18, 2024
    Inventors: Scott A. Pierce, ANTHONY J. DIBLASIO, Michael D. Kalan
  • Publication number: 20220113707
    Abstract: A system of communicating data over a high availability industrial control system is disclosed. The industrial control system includes a first data producer, a second data producer in communicative connection with the first data producer, a first data consumer, and a second data consumer in communicative connection with the first data consumer. The system further includes the first producer communicating the data over multiple connection paths from the first producer to the first consumer and the second consumer through intermediate modules, and the second producer communicating the data over multiple connection paths from the second producer to the first consumer and the second consumer through intermediate modules. Also disclosed is a method of communicating data over the high availability industrial control system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Inventors: Sivaram Balasubramanian, Kendal R. Harris, Mark A. Flood, Kyle E. Neet, Scott A. Pierce, Anthony G. Gibart, Raymond R. Husted, David M. Fort, Chandresh R. Chaudhari, Jonathan D. Bradford
  • Patent number: 11221612
    Abstract: A system of communicating data over a high availability industrial control system is disclosed. The industrial control system includes a first data producer, a second data producer in communicative connection with the first data producer, a first data consumer, and a second data consumer in communicative connection with the first data consumer. The system further includes the first producer communicating the data over multiple connection paths from the first producer to the first consumer and the second consumer through intermediate modules, and the second producer communicating the data over multiple connection paths from the second producer to the first consumer and the second consumer through intermediate modules. Also disclosed is a method of communicating data over the high availability industrial control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sivaram Balasubramanian, Kendal R. Harris, Mark A. Flood, Kyle E. Neet, Scott A. Pierce, Anthony G. Gibart, Raymond R. Husted, David M. Fort, Chandresh R. Chaudhari, Jonathan D. Bradford
  • Patent number: 10924931
    Abstract: A computing system includes a processor and memory storing instructions executable by the at least one processor. The instructions, when executed, provide a user interface component that receives an indication of an external user with which to share an item of electronic content, a link generation component that generates a link to share the item of electronic content and identifies a communication endpoint associated with the external user, and an access control component that receives a request to access the item of electronic content using the link and, in response to the request, generates an access code that is communicated to the communication endpoint associated with the external user. The user interface component receives an access input, and the access control component grants access to the item of electronic content based on a determination that the access input includes the access code communicated to the communication endpoint associated with the external user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Omar H. Shahine, Greg S. Friedman, Eugene S. Lin, Rafael Lopez-Uricoechea, Sean Lamont Grant Livingston, Hui Huang, Gang Zhai, Michael Scott Pierce, Sarat Chandra Subramaniam
  • Patent number: 10802458
    Abstract: A program environment is configured to allow building an industrial control program by instantiating classes of device types corresponding to industrial control devices in which each device type includes a device profile defining parameter(s) for communicating with the type of device and instruction(s) for causing the type of device to take action(s) in the program. Accordingly, device-specific instructions can be injected into logic of the control program. Such device type classes can correspond to various types of devices, such as variable frequency drives, mass flow meters, HART devices, and the like. A user interface can connect to the program environment to allow such devices to be instantiated from the device type classes and/or displayed to a GUI a diagrammatical arrangement. As a result, the control program can be developed with increased speed and reduced complexity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott A. Pierce
  • Patent number: 10649820
    Abstract: An improved system for handling events in an industrial control system is disclosed. A module in an industrial controller is configured to generate an event responsive to a predefined signal or combination of signals occurring. The event is transferred to an event queue for subsequent execution. The event queue may also be configured to store a copy of the state of the module at the time the event is generated. The event queue may hold multiple events and each event is configured to trigger at least one event task. Subsequent events that occur during execution of the event task are stored in the event queue for later execution. An event, or combination of events, may trigger execution of an event task within the module, within the controller to which the module is connected, or within multiple controllers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric D. Decker, Kenwood H. Hall, Robert J. Kretschmann, Terence S. Tenorio, Scott A. Pierce, Bret S. Hildebran, Raymond R. Husted, Gregg Sichner, David M. Fort
  • Publication number: 20200033840
    Abstract: A system of communicating data over a high availability industrial control system is disclosed. The industrial control system includes a first data producer, a second data producer in communicative connection with the first data producer, a first data consumer, and a second data consumer in communicative connection with the first data consumer. The system further includes the first producer communicating the data over multiple connection paths from the first producer to the first consumer and the second consumer through intermediate modules, and the second producer communicating the data over multiple connection paths from the second producer to the first consumer and the second consumer through intermediate modules. Also disclosed is a method of communicating data over the high availability industrial control system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Sivaram Balasubramanian, Kendal R. Harris, Mark A. Flood, Kyle E. Neet, Scott A. Pierce, Anthony G. Gibart, Raymond R. Husted, David M. Fort, Chandresh R. Chaudhari, Jonathan D. Bradford
  • Patent number: 10541917
    Abstract: A method and system for interacting with data frames passing through a module connected to an industrial network is disclosed. Each module includes an aggregation unit located on the network interface above the physical layer. To transmit data, the aggregation unit reads a header from a dynamic data packet to determine if the module is a participant module for the packet. If so, the aggregation unit inserts data from the module into the data packet and transmits the packet to another module. To receive data, the aggregation unit reads a header from the data packet to determine whether the data packet includes data for the module. If so, the aggregation unit reads the data and passes the data packet to another module. If the aggregation unit determines that a data packet is not intended for the module, the data packet is passed to another module with no further interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sivaram Balasubramanian, Jonathan D. Bradford, Anthony G. Gibart, Kenwood H. Hall, Kendal R. Harris, Raymond R. Husted, Edward C. Korsberg, Gregory A. Majcher, Scott A. Pierce, Gregg M. Sichner, Patrick D. Telljohann, Robert J. Kretschmann