Patents by Inventor Scott Cooper

Scott Cooper 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: 20220378989
    Abstract: A breast pump device and associated methods for extracting breast milk are disclosed. A pump head comprises an external shell with an elastic membrane disposed and bonded therein to define at least one hermetically sealed chamber. Manipulation of the elastic membrane, for example, by adjusting suction or pressure in the sealed chamber or within an interior volume defined by the elastic membrane permits radial mechanical compression (positive pressure) to be applied to a nipple positioned in the pump head to simulate compression of the nipple by the infant's tongue and simultaneously permits axial hydraulic or pneumatic suction (negative pressure) to be applied to the nipple to simulate the infant's minimum intra-oral vacuum. The breast pump device of the present invention can generate these simultaneous compressions and suctions with a single vacuum source, which may be an electric pump or a hand-operated mechanical pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2022
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Inventors: Carr Lane Quackenbush, Scott Liddle, Scott Cooper, Erin Simons
  • Publication number: 20220383900
    Abstract: A tape cartridge for use in one or more tape drives of a tape library includes a cartridge housing and a magnetic tape. The magnetic tape is retained within the cartridge housing. The magnetic tape includes a first tape section that is pre-recorded with calibrated data for evaluating data durability on the magnetic tape. The magnetic tape is usable within the tape library to measure a health of the one or more tape drives and/or confirm a suitability of an operating environment within the tape library in terms of at least one of temperature and humidity. The calibrated data in the first tape section can be further configured for evaluating total transverse dimensional stability on the magnetic tape. The first tape section can include predetermined error patterns to assist in evaluating the data durability on the magnetic tape and/or periodic tape scrubbing operations to enhance data durability on the magnetic tape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2022
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Inventors: Turguy Goker, James P. Peng, Scott M. Rockwell, Mathew Aschenberg, David Tindall, III, Hoa Le, Carsten H. Prigge, TJ Quirk, Robert Munio, Steve Cooper, Robert Yang, Bruno H. Hald
  • Publication number: 20220370856
    Abstract: Methods for coatings for golf balls, particularly golf balls having thermoplastic polyurethane covers, and the resulting finished balls are provided. The coating is preferably a topcoat comprising a polyurethane composition containing optical brighteners. The topcoat composition preferably comprises a low concentration of optical brighteners. For example, the concentration of optical brightener can be in the range of 0.01 to about 0.20 weight %. The optical brighteners provide the desired brightness to the golf ball without sacrificing color stability. Multi-piece golf balls having inner cores, outer cores, inner covers, and intermediate layers can be made. The finished ball with the topcoat has many advantageous physical and playing performance properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2022
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Manjari Kuntimaddi, Scott Cooper, Matthew F. Hogge
  • Publication number: 20220368774
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to monitor media presentations are disclosed. Disclosed example apparatus include memory, instructions, and at least one processor to execute the instructions to at least receive demographic information from a user, transmit the demographic information to a central facility, cause storage of a consent identifier in a pasteboard of the media device, the consent identifier accessible to a first instrumented application and a second instrumented application executed in a sandbox environment, the consent identifier to indicate to the first instrumented application and the second instrumented application that monitoring is allowed, access the consent identifier from the pasteboard, present media, generate monitoring information if the consent identifier permits collection of monitoring information, not generate monitoring information if the consent identifier does not permit the collection of the monitoring information, and transmit the monitoring information to the central facility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2022
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Inventors: Alan N. Bosworth, Albert T. Borawski, Scott Cooper, Kevin K. Gaynor
  • Publication number: 20220321978
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed for associating different watermarks detected in media. An example method disclosed herein includes determining whether a first watermark detected in a media signal is represented in a watermark data structure and associating the first watermark with a first media presentation record associated with a second watermark in response to the first watermark being associated in the watermark data structure with the second watermark. The example method further includes transmitting monitoring data including the first media presentation record to an audience measurement entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventors: Christen V. Nielsen, David Gish, Ken Joseph Frett, Timothy Scott Cooper, Alexander Topchy
  • Patent number: 11461570
    Abstract: An RFID-based item tracking system may use statistical methods to determine whether a tag or tagged item that does not respond when inventoried is present in a particular zone or reader antenna field-of-view. In one embodiment, the item tracking system may determine an observability of an item based on one or more initial trials. Upon not detecting the item in one or more subsequent trials, the item tracking system may estimate whether the item is still present based on the observability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Impinj, Inc.
    Inventors: Balaji Shyamkumar, Kurt Sundstrom, Scott Cooper, Jayasuryan Iyer, Sandesh Doddameti, Christopher J. Diorio
  • Patent number: 11463769
    Abstract: Example invertible meter apparatus and related methods are disclosed. An example meter to monitor a media device includes a housing having a display and a plurality of walls. Respective ones of the walls are between respective ones of openings such that the openings are isolated from adjacent ones of the openings. A removable stencil includes a plurality of visual indicators, where the visual indicators to align with respective ones of the openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Scott Cooper, James Joseph Vitt, Douglas Brent Turnbow, Marko Usaj, Andrej Barbis, Saso Vranek
  • Publication number: 20220312186
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture to update audio sensor configuration are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Inventors: Christen V. Nielsen, James J. Vitt, Timothy Scott Cooper, Douglas Brent Turnbow
  • Patent number: 11454072
    Abstract: A method includes performing a downhole operation in a borehole in a formation. Downhole particles and drilling mud are captured at a surface from the borehole into a screen of a shaker during the downhole operation. Input power that comprises at least one of voltage, current, and leakage current being supplied to the shaker is monitored during operation of the shaker, it is determined whether the input power exceeds a threshold as a result of change in a load on the shaker. In response to determining that the input power exceeds the threshold as the result of change in the load on the shaker, it is determined that there is a kick condition in the borehole, where the kick condition comprises a condition in which a pressure of the formation exceeds a pressure in the borehole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Abhijit Kulkarni, Gillies Alexander MacDonald, Prashant Shekhar, Brian Scott Cooper
  • Publication number: 20220296352
    Abstract: In a particular embodiment, the present disclosure provides a prosthetic valve delivery assembly that includes a storage tube and a nose cone cap. A prosthetic valve having a frame is at least partially disposed within the storage tube. A nose cone is disposed about an elongated shaft. The nose cone cap and the storage tube have mating first and second locking member that can be coupled to selectively secure the nose cone cap to the storage tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventors: Alexander H. Cooper, Michael R. Bialas, David M. Taylor, Gregory Scott Tyler, II, Zachary R. Kowalski, Art Z. Kwan, Darshin S. Patel, Asher L. Metchik, Michael J. Popp, Amanda Kristine Anderson White
  • Patent number: 11431814
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to monitor media presentations are disclosed. Disclosed example apparatus include memory, instructions, and at least one processor to execute the instructions to at least receive demographic information from a user, transmit the demographic information to a central facility, cause storage of a consent identifier in a pasteboard of the media device, the consent identifier accessible to a first instrumented application and a second instrumented application executed in a sandbox environment, the consent identifier to indicate to the first instrumented application and the second instrumented application that monitoring is allowed, access the consent identifier from the pasteboard, present media, generate monitoring information if the consent identifier permits collection of monitoring information, not generate monitoring information if the consent identifier does not permit the collection of the monitoring information, and transmit the monitoring information to the central facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Alan N. Bosworth, Albert T. Borawski, Scott Cooper, Kevin K. Gaynor
  • Publication number: 20220237597
    Abstract: Various embodiments are directed to providing digital asset conversion choices involving different digital assets. An example method includes receiving a first digital asset conversion request associated with an end user and indicating a source digital asset and determining a source conversion rate for the source digital asset using an application programming interface (API).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2021
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Petersen, Jeffrey Scott Pittelkau, Nikolais Linsteadt, Joseph Arthur Revnes, Brian Daniel Cooper, William Matthau, Yamini Bistesh Sagar, Nicolas Frederic Cabrera, Utkarsh Agarwal, Tim Kuchlein, Bharath Lakshmanan, William Andrew Bryant, Stephen Paul Saucier, Deepak Kumar, Anil Jaiswal, Byungkwon Jeon, Balaji Devarasetty
  • Publication number: 20220237599
    Abstract: Various embodiments are directed to processing and executing digital asset conversions for real-time funding of a merchant transaction involving an end user. The user may pre-select digital assets to be converted to fiat currency, and a pre-selected digital asset can be internally-custodied or externally-custodied. An example method includes retrieving a first account balance data object for a fiat currency account. The method further includes, responsive to a balance of the fiat currency user account not satisfying a fiat currency unit threshold of a merchant transaction: receiving a second account balance data object for a digital asset account in response to transmitting an account query, determining a conversion rate for a digital asset, and executing a digital asset conversion by causing a debit of digital asset units from the digital asset account via transmitting a conversion execution API query and by crediting fiat currency units to the fiat currency account.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2021
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Petersen, Jeffrey Scott Pittelkau, Nikolais Linsteadt, Joseph Arthur Revnes, Brian Daniel Cooper, William Matthau, Nicolas Frederic Cabrera, Yamini Bistesh Sagar, Utkarsh Agarwal, Tim Kuchlein, Bharath Lakshmanan, William Andrew Bryant, Stephen Paul Saucier, Deepak Kumar, Anil Jaiswal, Byungkwon Jeon, Balaji Devarasetty
  • Publication number: 20220237598
    Abstract: Various embodiments are directed to processing and executing digital asset conversions for real-time funding of a merchant transaction involving a user. The user may pre-select digital assets to be converted to fiat currency, and a pre-selected digital asset can be internally-custodied or externally-custodied. An example method includes retrieving a first account balance data object for a fiat currency account associated with the user. The method further includes, responsive to determining that a balance of the fiat currency user account does not satisfy a fiat currency unit threshold of a merchant transaction, retrieving a second account balance data object for a digital asset account associated with the user, determining a conversion rate between a digital asset and a fiat currency, and executing a digital asset conversion by closed-loop debiting digital asset units from the digital asset account and crediting fiat currency units to the fiat currency account.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2021
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: Nicolas Frederic Cabrera, Jeffrey Scott Pittelkau, Nikolais Linsteadt, Joseph Arthur Revnes, Brian Daniel Cooper, William Matthau, Christopher Michael Petersen, Yamini Bistesh Sagar, Utkarsh Agarwal, Tim Kuchlein, Bharath Lakshmanan, William Andrew Bryant, Stephen Paul Saucier, Deepak Kumar, Anil Jaiswal, Byungkwon Jeon, Balaji Devarasetty
  • Patent number: 11395942
    Abstract: Methods for coatings for golf balls, particularly golf balls having thermoplastic polyurethane covers, and the resulting finished balls are provided. The coating is preferably a topcoat comprising a polyurethane composition containing optical brighteners. The topcoat composition preferably comprises a low concentration of optical brighteners. For example, the concentration of optical brightener can be in the range of 0.01 to about 0.20 weight %. The optical brighteners provide the desired brightness to the golf ball without sacrificing color stability. Multi-piece golf balls having inner cores, outer cores, inner covers, and intermediate layers can be made. The finished ball with the topcoat has many advantageous physical and playing performance properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Manjari Kuntimaddi, Scott Cooper, Matthew F. Hogge
  • Publication number: 20220215074
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, methods, and articles of manufacture related to end-point media watermarking are disclosed. An example device includes a media receiver to receive a media signal, a watermark generator to generate a watermark, a trigger to activate the watermark generator to generate the watermark based on an external input, an encoder to encode the media signal with the watermark to synthesize an encoded media signal, a media output to render the encoded media signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2021
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Inventors: Arun Ramaswamy, Timothy Scott Cooper, Jeremey M. Davis, Alexander Topchy
  • Patent number: 11363448
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture to perform audio sensor selection in an audience metering device are disclosed. An example apparatus includes at least two audio sensors to receive audio at an audience metering device and a selection tester to identify a plurality of audio sensor configurations supported by the audience metering device, the plurality of audio sensor configurations identifying respective gain values to be applied to the plurality of audio sensors. The selection tester is further to select one of the first one of the audio sensor configurations or the second one of the audio sensor configurations based on a comparison of a first quality metric and a second quality metric. The example apparatus further includes a media identifier to identify audio received at the audience metering device using the selected one of the audio sensor configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Christen V. Nielsen, James J. Vitt, Timothy Scott Cooper, Douglas Brent Turnbow, Kenneth Paul Braman
  • Patent number: 11356747
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed for associating different watermarks detected in media. An example method disclosed herein includes determining whether a first watermark detected in a media signal is represented in a watermark data structure and associating the first watermark with a first media presentation record associated with a second watermark in response to the first watermark being associated in the watermark data structure with the second watermark. The example method further includes transmitting monitoring data including the first media presentation record to an audience measurement entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Christen V. Nielsen, David Gish, Ken Joseph Frett, Timothy Scott Cooper, Alexander Topchy
  • Patent number: 11341519
    Abstract: Example metering apparatus and related methods are disclosed. An example apparatus disclosed herein includes a stencil and a housing having a display area. The display area has a recessed cavity defining a front surface of the display area. A front surface of the stencil is to be flush mounted relative to the front surface of the display area defined by the recessed cavity when the stencil is positioned in the display area of the housing. A cover is removably coupled to the housing to enable access to the display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Scott Cooper, James Joseph Vitt, Douglas Brent Turnbow, Christen V. Nielsen, Marko Usaj, Andrej Barbis, Saso Vranek
  • Patent number: D966908
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Scott Cooper, Saso Vranek, Michael Alan Hicks, James Joseph Vitt