Patents by Inventor Scott A. Steele

Scott A. Steele 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: 20200174182
    Abstract: A method is described for selecting fibers meeting requirements of a second minimum bandwidth at a second wavelength based on differential mode delay data measured at a first wavelength different from the second wavelength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: John Steele Abbott, III, Scott Robertson Bickham
  • Publication number: 20190383999
    Abstract: A method is used to select a multimode fiber meeting requirements of a first minimum bandwidth at a first wavelength and a second minimum bandwidth at a second wavelength different from the first wavelength. Differential mode delay (DMD) data is measured for the multimode fiber at the first wavelength. The DMD data comprises output laser pulse data as a function of the radial position of an input laser pulse having the first wavelength. The DMD data is transformed into mode group space, to obtain relative mode group delay data as a function of mode group. The multimode fiber is selected based on meeting requirements of the first minimum bandwidth at the first wavelength based on a first set of criteria, comprising a first criterion using as input the measured differential mode delay (DMD) data for the multimode fiber measured at the first wavelength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: John Steele Abbott III, Scott Robertson Bickham, Thomas Arthur Hanson, Tiffany Ann Lindstrom
  • Patent number: 9798331
    Abstract: Multi-stage back pressure regulators are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a multi-stage back pressure regulator includes a first stage and a second stage downstream from the first stage. The first stage includes a gas-charged regulator device arranged to receive a fluid at an inlet, and the second stage includes a spring-loaded regulator device having an outlet in fluid communication with the inlet. The gas-charged regulator and the spring-loaded regulator are configured to control inlet pressure to the back pressure regulator and maximum differential pressures across the first and second stages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: SKO FLO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark W. Kirchner, Scott Steele
  • Publication number: 20160187892
    Abstract: Multi-stage back pressure regulators are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a multi-stage back pressure regulator includes a first stage and a second stage downstream from the first stage. The first stage includes a gas-charged regulator device arranged to receive a fluid at an inlet, and the second stage includes a spring-loaded regulator device having an outlet in fluid communication with the inlet. The gas-charged regulator and the spring-loaded regulator are configured to control inlet pressure to the back pressure regulator and maximum differential pressures across the first and second stages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Mark W. Kirchner, Scott Steele
  • Patent number: 9366702
    Abstract: A method of determining whether an electrical appliance can tolerate variations in supplied electrical energy. In some embodiments, the method may include coupling the electrical appliance to a source of electrical energy, delivering electrical energy to the electrical appliance, wherein the electrical energy is delivered at a first electrical energy level, obtaining a first measurement of current consumed by the electrical appliance at the first electrical energy level, delivering electrical energy to the electrical appliance at a second electrical energy level different than the first electrical energy level, obtaining a second measurement of current consumed by the electrical appliance at the second electrical energy level, and comparing the first measurement of current to the second measurement of current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Green Edge Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott A. Steele, William P. Alberth, Jr., David K. Hartsfield
  • Publication number: 20160155223
    Abstract: The present disclosure is generally directed to systems and methods for mapping components of an automation system. More particularly, the present disclosure includes systems, devices, and methods for intelligently controlling one or more energy-consuming devices in a structure such as a residential, commercial, or industrial building. One embodiment includes a method of identifying a location of at least one component of an automation system, comprising obtaining an image of the at least one component, the image being captured by a wireless device; determining a location of the wireless device at the time of capturing the image; determining an identity of the at least one component; and associating the identity of the at least one component with the location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Inventors: William P. Alberth, JR., Seang Yong Chau, David K. Hartsfield, Scott A. Steele
  • Patent number: 9337663
    Abstract: A building automation system including a controller, at least one outlet for providing electrical energy to one or more electrical devices, at least one sensor for detecting one or more characteristics of the electrical devices, and a communication link configured to allow communication between the controller and other components of the system, wherein the controller is configured to control (e.g., interrupt, change, adjust, terminate, increase, and/or meter) the supply of power to the at least one outlet based, in part, on one or more characteristics of the electrical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Green Edge Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: William P. Alberth, Jr., Seang Yong Chau, David K. Hartsfield, Scott A. Steele
  • Patent number: 9122282
    Abstract: Multi-stage back pressure regulators are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a multi-stage back pressure regulator includes a first stage and a second stage downstream from the first stage. The first stage includes a gas-charged regulator device arranged to receive a fluid at an inlet, and the second stage includes a spring-loaded regulator device having an outlet in fluid communication with the inlet. The gas-charged regulator and the spring-loaded regulator are configured to control inlet pressure to the back pressure regulator and maximum differential pressures across the first and second stages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: SKO FLO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark W. Kirchner, Scott Steele
  • Patent number: 9110450
    Abstract: The present disclosure is generally directed to systems and methods for dynamically adjusting functions of an automation system. More particularly, the present disclosure includes systems, devices, and methods for intelligently controlling one or more energy-consuming devices in a structure such as a residential, commercial, or industrial building. One embodiment include determining an identity of a person and/or the direction the person is traveling, and then changing a function of an actuator based on the determination(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Green Edge Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: William P. Alberth, Jr., Seang Yong Chau, David K. Hartsfield, William Rice, Scott A. Steele
  • Patent number: 9100207
    Abstract: The present disclosure is generally directed to systems and methods for mapping components of an automation system. More particularly, the present disclosure includes systems, devices, and methods for intelligently controlling one or more energy-consuming devices in a structure such as a residential, commercial, or industrial building. One embodiment includes a method of identifying a location of at least one component of an automation system, comprising obtaining an image of the at least one component, the image being captured by a wireless device; determining a location of the wireless device at the time of capturing the image; determining an identity of the at least one component; and associating the identity of the at least one component with the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Green Edge Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: William P. Alberth, Jr., Seang Yong Chau, David K Hartsfield, Scott A. Steele
  • Publication number: 20150197054
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing injection molded articles is disclosed, the method comprises steps of providing an injection molding apparatus having a pressure sensor, determining a relationship between injection pressure and intrinsic viscosity of a molten polymer for the injection molding apparatus, injection molding an article using the injection molding apparatus, determining an intrinsic viscosity of the article based on the injection pressure of the injection molding step in accordance with the relationship using a converter, and modifying or intervening in the operation of the injection molding apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Publication date: July 16, 2015
    Inventors: Christopher William White, Donald Wayne Miller, Scott Steele
  • Publication number: 20150198938
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for configuring an automation system. A parameter for a building in which an automation system is to be installed is obtained. Configuration information is obtained for properly configuring components of the automation system in accordance with a parameter for the building. It is determined whether or not each of the components of the automation system being installed within the building is properly configured based on the obtained configuration information and input received from a user indicating the locations of the respective components within the building. A notification is provided to the user, which indicates the results of the determination for one or more of the components, and the user is presented with options for modifying configuration settings for one or more of the components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Publication date: July 16, 2015
    Applicant: Green Edge Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott A. STEELE, William P. ALBERTH, JR., Joshua E. CAMPBELL, Jody L. CAMPBELL, William D. RICE, David K. HARTSFIELD
  • Publication number: 20150066609
    Abstract: Automation systems and methods of use thereof are generally disclosed. The systems may control devices, and may monitor use of a utility and provide feedback related to the utility usage. More particularly, the present disclosure includes systems including personalized incentives to encourage responsible usage of a utility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Green Edge Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott A. Steele, William P. Alberth, JR., David K. Hartsfield, Seang Chau, William D. Rice
  • Publication number: 20150057825
    Abstract: A method of determining whether an electrical appliance can tolerate variations in supplied electrical energy. In some embodiments, the method may include coupling the electrical appliance to a source of electrical energy, delivering electrical energy to the electrical appliance, wherein the electrical energy is delivered at a first electrical energy level, obtaining a first measurement of current consumed by the electrical appliance at the first electrical energy level, delivering electrical energy to the electrical appliance at a second electrical energy level different than the first electrical energy level, obtaining a second measurement of current consumed by the electrical appliance at the second electrical energy level, and comparing the first measurement of current to the second measurement of current.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: Green Edge Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott A. Steele, William P. Alberth, JR., David K. Hartsfield
  • Publication number: 20150005900
    Abstract: The present disclosure is generally directed to automation systems and methods of use thereof to control devices. More particularly, the present disclosure includes systems including function-based controls and methods of assigning function-based controls to allow a user to add, relocate, and/or remove a device without requiring the user to reprogram the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Scott A. STEELE, William P. ALBERTH, JR., David K. HARTSFIELD, William D. RICE
  • Publication number: 20140316594
    Abstract: The present disclosure is generally directed to reducing a safety risk in an automation system such as an automated electrical system in a structure such as a residential, commercial, or industrial building. More particularly, the present disclosure includes systems, devices, and methods for intelligently monitoring and controlling conditions in components and/or wired connections of an automation system indicative of a potential fire hazard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Scott A. STEELE, Norma JURGENS, William P. ALBERTH, JR., David K. HARTSFIELD
  • Publication number: 20140266600
    Abstract: The present disclosure is generally directed to systems and methods for dynamically adjusting functions of an automation system. More particularly, the present disclosure includes systems, devices, and methods for intelligently controlling one or more energy-consuming devices in a structure such as a residential, commercial, or industrial building. One embodiment include determining an identity of a person and/or the direction the person is traveling, and then changing a function of an actuator based on the determination(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Green Edge Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: William P. Alberth, JR., Seang Yong Chau, David K. Hartsfield, William Rice, Scott A. Steele
  • Publication number: 20140244040
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include a method for associating at least two components of a plurality of components of a building automation system. In one embodiment, the method may include operating a first component of the at least two components in a first mode to issue commands to one of the other components of the automation system and a second component of the at least two components, wherein the first component is a control device and the second component is controlled by the first component. The method may further include operating the first component in a second mode, wherein the second mode facilitates altering a relationship between the first and second components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventors: William P. Alberth, JR., Seang Yong Chau, David K. Hartsfield, William Rice, Scott A. Steele
  • Publication number: 20140226851
    Abstract: The present disclosure is generally directed to systems and methods for mapping components of an automation system. More particularly, the present disclosure includes systems, devices, and methods for intelligently controlling one or more energy-consuming devices in a structure such as a residential, commercial, or industrial building. One embodiment includes a method of identifying a location of at least one component of an automation system, comprising obtaining an image of the at least one component, the image being captured by a wireless device; determining a location of the wireless device at the time of capturing the image; determining an identity of the at least one component; and associating the identity of the at least one component with the location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Green Edge Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: William P. Alberth, JR., Seang Yong Chau, David K. Hartsfield, Scott A. Steele
  • Publication number: 20140125150
    Abstract: A building automation system including a controller, at least one outlet for providing electrical energy to one or more electrical devices, at least one sensor for detecting one or more characteristics of the electrical devices, and a communication link configured to allow communication between the controller and other components of the system, wherein the controller is configured to control (e.g., interrupt, change, adjust, terminate, increase, and/or meter) the supply of power to the at least one outlet based, in part, on one or more characteristics of the electrical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Green Edge Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: William P. ALBERTH, JR., Seang Yong CHAU, David K. HARTSFIELD, Scott A. STEELE