Patents by Inventor Scott Atkins

Scott Atkins 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: 11496939
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide automated generation of neighbor frequency lists for configuration of frequency objects for wireless stations. A computing device selects a target sector carrier of a wireless station of multiple wireless stations in a radio access network and identifies, based on distances from the wireless station, neighboring sector carriers of the target sector carrier. The computing device filters the neighboring sector carriers based on an azimuth of the target sector carrier to form a filtered set of neighboring sector carriers. The computing device calculates a probability of neighboring frequencies for the target sector carrier based on locations of the filtered set of neighboring sector carriers and generates, based on the calculating, a neighbor frequency list for the target sector carrier. The neighbor frequency list is used to configure frequency objects, for the target sector carrier, that ensure seamless handovers within the radio access network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Sudha Subramaniam, Brandon Scott Atkins, Timothy E. Coyle, Christian Winter
  • Patent number: 11457371
    Abstract: A device may receive network data from base stations associated with a network and may aggregate the network data to generate aggregated network data. The device may remove data that satisfies a threshold from the aggregated network data to generate a reduced set of the aggregated network data. The device may divide the reduced set of the aggregated network data into groups of network factors associated with determining network parameters for the base stations. The device may apply weights to the network factors in the groups of network factors to generate groups of weighted network factors and may generate baselines for the network parameters based on the groups of weighted network factors. The device may compare the network data and the baselines to identify one or more anomalies in the network parameters and may perform one or more actions based on the one or more anomalies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Brandon Scott Atkins, Timothy E. Coyle, Lindsay M. Weinberg, Zachary Wozich, Michael J. Schaafsma
  • Publication number: 20220225125
    Abstract: A device may receive network data from base stations associated with a network and may aggregate the network data to generate aggregated network data. The device may remove data that satisfies a threshold from the aggregated network data to generate a reduced set of the aggregated network data. The device may divide the reduced set of the aggregated network data into groups of network factors associated with determining network parameters for the base stations. The device may apply weights to the network factors in the groups of network factors to generate groups of weighted network factors and may generate baselines for the network parameters based on the groups of weighted network factors. The device may compare the network data and the baselines to identify one or more anomalies in the network parameters and may perform one or more actions based on the one or more anomalies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2021
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Applicant: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Brandon Scott ATKINS, Timothy E. COYLE, Lindsay M. WEINBERG, Zachary WOZICH, Michael J. SHAAFSMA
  • Publication number: 20210185577
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide automated generation of neighbor frequency lists for configuration of frequency objects for wireless stations. A computing device selects a target sector carrier of a wireless station of multiple wireless stations in a radio access network and identifies, based on distances from the wireless station, neighboring sector carriers of the target sector carrier. The computing device filters the neighboring sector carriers based on an azimuth of the target sector carrier to form a filtered set of neighboring sector carriers. The computing device calculates a probability of neighboring frequencies for the target sector carrier based on locations of the filtered set of neighboring sector carriers and generates, based on the calculating, a neighbor frequency list for the target sector carrier. The neighbor frequency list is used to configure frequency objects, for the target sector carrier, that ensure seamless handovers within the radio access network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2021
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Sudha Subramaniam, Brandon Scott Atkins, Timothy E. Coyle, Christian Winter
  • Patent number: 10966132
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide automated generation of neighbor frequency lists for configuration of frequency objects for wireless stations. A computing device selects a target sector carrier of a wireless station of multiple wireless stations in a radio access network and identifies, based on distances from the wireless station, neighboring sector carriers of the target sector carrier. The computing device filters the neighboring sector carriers based on an azimuth of the target sector carrier to form a filtered set of neighboring sector carriers. The computing device calculates a probability of neighboring frequencies for the target sector carrier based on locations of the filtered set of neighboring sector carriers and generates, based on the calculating, a neighbor frequency list for the target sector carrier. The neighbor frequency list is used to configure frequency objects, for the target sector carrier, that ensure seamless handovers within the radio access network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Sudha Subramaniam, Brandon Scott Atkins, Timothy E. Coyle, Christian Winter
  • Patent number: 10913542
    Abstract: A wing is provided in one example embodiment and may include an outboard rib; a proprotor gearbox, wherein the proprotor gearbox is located inboard of the outboard rib; a fitting attached to the proprotor gearbox; and a conversion actuator, wherein the conversion actuator is attached to the wing and is mechanically coupled to the fitting. The wing may further include a downstop striker in which the downstop striker may be mounted to the fitting and the downstop striker may be between the proprotor gearbox and the conversion actuator. The wing may further include a downstop mounted on a top side of the outboard rib, wherein the downstop and the downstop striker are aligned to be in contact when the proprotor gearbox is positioned in an airplane mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Textron Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: James E. King, William Scott Atkins, George R. Decker
  • Patent number: 10750887
    Abstract: Food service equipment may include a hygienic shield system. The hygienic shield system may include a frame that is coupled to a serving surface of the food service equipment. At least one clear or transparent panel may be coupled to the frame. The food service equipment may include a media device or system that is integrated within or on the food service equipment. The media device may be configured to playback one of audio and video of a media file. The food service equipment may include a controller configured to select the one of audio and video of the media file for playback by the media device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: BRASS SMITH INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Atkins, Wayne Sirmons
  • Publication number: 20200031488
    Abstract: A wing is provided in one example embodiment and may include an outboard rib; a proprotor gearbox, wherein the proprotor gearbox is located inboard of the outboard rib; a fitting attached to the proprotor gearbox; and a conversion actuator, wherein the conversion actuator is attached to the wing and is mechanically coupled to the fitting. The wing may further include a downstop striker in which the downstop striker may be mounted to the fitting and the downstop striker may be between the proprotor gearbox and the conversion actuator. The wing may further include a downstop mounted on a top side of the outboard rib, wherein the downstop and the downstop striker are aligned to be in contact when the proprotor gearbox is positioned in an airplane mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: James E. King, William Scott Atkins, George R. Decker
  • Publication number: 20180317671
    Abstract: Food service equipment may include a hygienic shield system. The hygienic shield system may include a frame that is coupled to a serving surface of the food service equipment. At least one clear or transparent panel may be coupled to the frame. The food service equipment may include a media device or system that is integrated within or on the food service equipment. The media device may be configured to playback one of audio and video of a media file. The food service equipment may include a controller configured to select the one of audio and video of the media file for playback by the media device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Scott Atkins, Wayne Sirmons
  • Patent number: 10058198
    Abstract: Food service equipment may include a hygienic shield system. The hygienic shield system may include a frame that is coupled to a serving surface of the food service equipment. At least one clear or transparent panel may be coupled to the frame. The food service equipment may include a media device or system that is integrated within or on the food service equipment. The media device may be configured to playback one of audio and video of a media file. The food service equipment may include a controller configured to select the one of audio and video of the media file for playback by the media device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: BRASS SMITH INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Atkins, Wayne Sirmons
  • Patent number: 9839306
    Abstract: A rotation and detent mechanism includes a body defining a cavity and having a travel limiter with two fixed faces protruding into the cavity. A detent plate nests and rotates within the cavity and has two limiting surfaces between which the travel limiter of the body is disposed. One of the limiting surfaces engages a respective one of the travel limiting faces of the body at each extreme of angular rotation of the detent plate. The detent plate includes recesses for engaging one or more spring loaded ball plungers mounted in the body. Each ball plunger engages a recess in the detent plate at certain angular detent positions of the detent plate within the body. The mechanism further includes an axle on which the detent plate rotates, and a coil spring that engages the detent plate, resisting rotation of the detent plate in one rotational direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Brass Smith, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Atkins, Andrew Padden, Shane Korthuis, Marc Hanchak, Wayne Sirmons
  • Patent number: 9782022
    Abstract: An adjustable food shield includes a pair of support columns, a pair of rotation and detent mechanisms, a top shelf resting on and attached to the top ends of the support columns, a pair of rotation arms. One of the rotation arms is coupled respectively to each of the rotation and detent mechanisms, such that the rotation arms are rotatable about an axis generally parallel with a lengthwise dimension of the adjustable food shield. The rotation and detent mechanisms provide detents at a number of angular positions of the rotation arms. The adjustable food shield further comprises a shield panel fixed to the rotation arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Brass Smith LLC
    Inventors: Scott Atkins, Andrew Padden
  • Publication number: 20160331155
    Abstract: A rotation and detent mechanism includes a body defining a cavity and having a travel limiter with two fixed faces protruding into the cavity. A detent plate nests and rotates within the cavity and has two limiting surfaces between which the travel limiter of the body is disposed. One of the limiting surfaces engages a respective one of the travel limiting faces of the body at each extreme of angular rotation of the detent plate. The detent plate includes recesses for engaging one or more spring loaded ball plungers mounted in the body. Each ball plunger engages a recess in the detent plate at certain angular detent positions of the detent plate within the body. The mechanism further includes an axle on which the detent plate rotates, and a coil spring that engages the detent plate, resisting rotation of the detent plate in one rotational direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Applicant: Brass Smith LLC
    Inventors: Scott Atkins, Andrew Padden, Shane Korthuis, Marc Hanchak, Wayne Sirmons
  • Publication number: 20160235222
    Abstract: An adjustable food shield includes a pair of support columns, a pair of rotation and detent mechanisms, a top shelf resting on and attached to the top ends of the support columns, a pair of rotation arms. One of the rotation arms is coupled respectively to each of the rotation and detent mechanisms, such that the rotation arms are rotatable about an axis generally parallel with a lengthwise dimension of the adjustable food shield. The rotation and detent mechanisms provide detents at a number of angular positions of the rotation arms. The adjustable food shield further comprises a shield panel fixed to the rotation arms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: Scott Atkins, Andrew Padden
  • Publication number: 20140366751
    Abstract: Food service equipment may include a hygienic shield system. The hygienic shield system may include a frame that is coupled to a serving surface of the food service equipment. At least one clear or transparent panel may be coupled to the frame. The food service equipment may include a media device or system that is integrated within or on the food service equipment. The media device may be configured to playback one of audio and video of a media file. The food service equipment may include a controller configured to select the one of audio and video of the media file for playback by the media device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Scott Atkins, Wayne Sirmons
  • Patent number: 8585160
    Abstract: An adjustable food shield includes a panel mounting mechanism that enables extensive adjustability of the food shield. The food shield may include a post having a longitudinal axis, and a carrier coupled to the post, the carrier including a carrier clamping mechanism. The carrier clamping mechanism is loosenable to enable the carrier to be moved along at least a portion of the length of the post, and is also tightenable to fix the carrier at a certain location on the post. The mounting mechanism may also include a link having a proximal end pivotally coupled to the carrier. An arm may be pivotally coupled to the distal end of the link and extend from the link. The adjustable food shield may include a clear panel coupled to the arm such that the clear panel is movable to different positions by rotating the link, the arm, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Brass Smith, LLC (BSI Designs)
    Inventor: Scott Atkins
  • Patent number: 8403430
    Abstract: An adjustable food shield includes a panel mounting mechanism that enables extensive adjustability of the food shield. The food shield may include a post having a longitudinal axis, and a carrier coupled to the post, the carrier including a carrier clamping mechanism. The carrier clamping mechanism is loosenable to enable the carrier to be moved along at least a portion of the length of the post, and is also tightenable to fix the carrier at a certain location on the post. The mounting mechanism may also include a link having a proximal end pivotally coupled to the carrier. An arm may be pivotally coupled to the distal end of the link and extend from the link. The adjustable food shield may include a clear panel coupled to the arm such that the clear panel is movable to different positions by rotating the link, the arm, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Brass Smith, LLC
    Inventor: Scott Atkins
  • Publication number: 20120200207
    Abstract: An adjustable food shield includes a panel mounting mechanism that enables extensive adjustability of the food shield. The food shield may include a post having a longitudinal axis, and a carrier coupled to the post, the carrier including a carrier clamping mechanism. The carrier clamping mechanism is loosenable to enable the carrier to be moved along at least a portion of the length of the post, and is also tightenable to fix the carrier at a certain location on the post. The mounting mechanism may also include a link having a proximal end pivotally coupled to the carrier. An arm may be pivotally coupled to the distal end of the link and extend from the link. The adjustable food shield may include a clear panel coupled to the arm such that the clear panel is movable to different positions by rotating the link, the arm, or both.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: Brass Smith, LLC
    Inventor: Scott Atkins
  • Publication number: 20070038321
    Abstract: A method for simulating an industrial plant includes generating a library of industrial plant component types using user input. The library includes properties of the component types and rules to generate scripts in accordance with property values. The method further includes assembling a configuration of industrial plant components from the library using user input. The configuration is assembled into an editor configured to accept a layout and connection of the configuration of industrial plant components and to accept a configuration and setting of the properties of the industrial plant components. The method also includes generating a script or scripts for industrial plant components in the configuration of industrial plant in accordance with the rules, wherein the generated scripts include mathematical relationships within or among the industrial plant components, or both. The mathematical relationships are then solved. Results are either displayed or used to control an industrial plant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2005
    Publication date: February 15, 2007
    Inventors: Larry McDonald, Scott Williams, Scott Atkins, Alfred Ong'iro, Ivan Johnson
  • Patent number: D756759
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Brass Smith LLC
    Inventors: Scott Atkins, Andrew Padden, Wayne Sirmons