Patents by Inventor Scott Dixon

Scott Dixon 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: 10299968
    Abstract: A moisture management apparatus monitors an area for moisture events and wirelessly transmits moisture-related information to one or more notification devices. An embodiment of the moisture management apparatus includes a substrate and one or more sensors supported by the substrate. The sensor(s) emit wireless signals indicative of the moisture-related information. A sensor event communication system forwards the sensor signals to another device, such as a notification device. The sensor event communication system may monitor other types of patient events. Portions of the moisture management apparatus and/or the moisture event communication system may be embodied in a patient support apparatus, such as a bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas F. Heil, Steven Alan Dixon, Laetitia Gazagnes, Timothy A. Lane, II, David Lance Ribble, Varad Narayan Srivastava, Charles A. Lachenbruch, Michael Scott Hood, Charles A. Howell, Kirsten M. Emmons
  • Publication number: 20190142579
    Abstract: A mitral valve repair system includes a delivery sheath, a mitral valve repair device, and an actuator. The mitral valve repair device is disposed in the delivery sheath in an extended condition. The mitral valve repair device is movable out of the delivery sheath while in the extended condition. The actuator is coupled to the mitral valve repair device, such that retracting the actuator reduces a length of the mitral valve repair device from the extended condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sergio Delgado, Eric Robert Dixon, David M. Taylor, Asher L. Metchik, Matthew T. Winston, Grant Matthew Stearns, Sam Sok, Devin H. Marr, Tam Van Nguyen, Sirous Darabian, Gregory Scott Tyler, II, Lauren R. Freschauf, Alexander J. Siegel
  • Publication number: 20190142580
    Abstract: A mitral valve repair system includes a delivery sheath, a mitral valve repair device, and an actuator. The mitral valve repair device is disposed in the delivery sheath in an extended condition. The mitral valve repair device includes a pair of barbed clasps. The barbed clasps are in a closed condition while the mitral valve repair device is in the extended condition in the delivery sheath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sergio Delgado, Eric Robert Dixon, David M. Taylor, Asher L. Metchik, Matthew T. Winston, Grant Matthew Stearns, Sam Sok, Devin H. Marr, Tam Van Nguyen, Sirous Darabian, Gregory Scott Tyler, II, Lauren R. Freschauf, Alexander J. Siegel
  • Patent number: 10259775
    Abstract: The present invention provides, inter alia, a compound having the structure of Formula (I). Also provided are compositions containing a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier and a compound according to the present invention. Further provided are methods for treating or ameliorating the effects of an excitotoxic disorder in a subject, methods of modulating ferroptosis in a subject, methods of reducing reactive oxygen species (ROS) in a cell, and methods for treating or ameliorating the effects of a neurodegenerative disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
    Inventors: Brent R. Stockwell, Rachid Skouta, Scott Dixon
  • Patent number: 10002355
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for facilitating a payment to an owner of a media file for enabling the consumption of the media file. In one embodiment, a jukebox service transmits a plurality of media files to a plurality of users for consumption, wherein the media files are served up from a plurality of cloud drives associated with the users. A license service determines whether the consumption comprises at least one of a download, a purchase and an execution of the media files. Then, the license service facilitates a payment to the owner of the media files if a payment is owed to the owner. In one embodiment, the payment owed to the owner may be based on the type of consumption of the media files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Dixon
  • Publication number: 20160314608
    Abstract: A method and system for augmenting images in physical documents with additional digital media content is described. A user device can scan the images and automatically retrieve and render the associated digital media content. Combinations of photographs, audio, maps and videos may be generated to allow users to create a cohesive interactive story. Some aspects of the disclosure involve gathering content to generate a physical document with augmented images, analyzing images for suitability to be augmented, linking images with digital media content, and generating augmented images from digital media content such as digital images, videos, and maps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: Craig Dixon, Shartoyea Scott Dixon, Vijay Kumar
  • Publication number: 20160297748
    Abstract: The present invention provides, inter alia, a compound having the structure of Formula (I). Also provided are compositions containing a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier and a compound according to the present invention. Further provided are methods for treating or ameliorating the effects of an excitotoxic disorder in a subject, methods of modulating ferroptosis in a subject, methods of reducing reactive oxygen species (ROS) in a cell, and methods for treating or ameliorating the effects of a neurodegenerative disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: Brent R. Stockwell, Rachid Skouta, Scott Dixon
  • Patent number: 9324014
    Abstract: A method and system for augmenting images in physical documents with additional digital media content is described. A user device can scan the images and automatically retrieve and render the associated digital media content. Combinations of photographs, audio, maps and videos may be generated to allow users to create a cohesive interactive story. Some aspects of the disclosure involve gathering content to generate a physical document with augmented images, analyzing images for suitability to be augmented, linking images with digital media content, and generating augmented images from digital media content such as digital images, videos, and maps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: MixxMedia, LLC
    Inventors: Craig Dixon, Shartoyea Scott Dixon, Vijay Kumar
  • Patent number: 9026932
    Abstract: A user interface for a touch-screen display of a computing device is described. The user interface has an edge navigation feature designed to facilitate navigation through digital content items, such as electronic books, in response to user input received via the touch-screen display. This navigation may be to an arbitrary point within the content, or to previously defined bookmarks. The user interface provides a representation of a virtual edge of the content object, such as a book or album. Presentation of this virtual edge, overlaid with bookmark indicators, allows the user to spatially visualize the position of content within the book, and select a desired location or bookmark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Dixon
  • Patent number: 8951120
    Abstract: Systems and methods for calibration and biasing are described herein. In one example, a method for determining a playing height of a user is described. The method includes receiving an identification of a first corner of a display screen from the user by associating a first position of a tracked object with the first corner using image data from a capture device, receiving an identification of a second corner of the display screen from the user by associating a second position of the tracked object with the second corner using image data from the capture device, and triangulating between the first and second corners and the tracked object to define a range of movement made by the user. The tracked object is held by the user. The method further includes defining a height at which the tracked object is held by the user based on the range of movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC
    Inventors: Michael Seegers, Mark Ming-lun Tsai, Jeff Scott Dixon, Sean Hyde-Moyer, Deborah Mars, Nathan Gary
  • Patent number: 8949958
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for determining if a requesting client is within a predetermined distance of a location of a trusted client. In one embodiment, a trusted signal having a plurality of trusted signal metrics may be established by the trusted client as being associated with a specified location. The trusted signal may then be rendered to the requesting client to be recorded as a contested signal. In one embodiment, an authentication service may then determine if the contested signal is of an adequate signal quality according a predetermined quality threshold. Assuming the contested signal is of an adequate quality, the authentication service then determines that the requesting client is within a common acoustic environment as the trusted client if the contested signal corresponds to the trusted signal by comparing a plurality of contested signal metrics with a plurality of trusted signal metrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Dixon
  • Patent number: 8573097
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program for monitoring a machine cycle. A method includes the steps of tracking an elapsed cumulative measure; comparing the elapsed cumulative measure with a cycle interrupt interval; interrupting a machining cycle at the cycle interrupt interval; and performing a local return to a defined position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Dixon, Reinhard Rinas, Oliver Brugge, Olaf Kaltz
  • Publication number: 20130072297
    Abstract: Systems and methods for calibration and biasing are described herein. In one example, a method for determining a playing height of a user is described. The method includes receiving an identification of a first corner of a display screen from the user by associating a first position of a tracked object with the first corner using image data from a capture device, receiving an identification of a second corner of the display screen from the user by associating a second position of the tracked object with the second corner using image data from the capture device, and triangulating between the first and second corners and the tracked object to define a range of movement made by the user. The tracked object is held by the user. The method further includes defining a height at which the tracked object is held by the user based on the range of movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA LLC
    Inventors: Michael Seegers, Mark Ming-lun Tsai, Jeff Scott Dixon, Sean Hyde-Moyer, Deborah Mars, Nathan Gary
  • Patent number: 8281258
    Abstract: Optimized object traversal techniques are presented to move an object focus in an intuitive manner in a display interface using a navigational controller. The optimized object traversal enables two-directional movement (e.g., up, down, left, right, or other direction) of the object focus and not confined to a sequential movement order. The optimized object traversal may vary an order of the object focus selection between objects based on a selection path of a user (e.g., which object previously had the object focus). The optimized object traversal techniques use an edge point on the object having a current object focus to identify a next object to receive the object focus. Objects may be identified based on an orthogonal alignment, a distance from the edge point, a container order (e.g., in tie breaking instances) and/or by a coded assignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Dixon, Donald Ryan Willhoit
  • Publication number: 20110096470
    Abstract: Certain exemplary embodiments comprise a basepan assembly for an electrical panel. The basepan assembly can comprise an interconnectable plurality of pieces. In certain exemplary embodiments, a first piece from the plurality of pieces can comprise an inserter. In certain exemplary embodiments, a first piece from the plurality of pieces can comprise a receiver adapted to slidably receive an inserter of a second piece from the plurality of pieces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2006
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Inventors: Joseph Scott Dixon, Jeffrey K. Hudgins, JR.
  • Patent number: 7853845
    Abstract: An auto-trim circuit that sets trim bits for an integrated circuit includes a coarse bit calibration circuit for determining a first portion of the trim bits as a set of coarse bits, and a fine bit calibration circuit for determining a second portion of the trim bits as a set of fine bits wherein said fine bits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Atmel Corporation
    Inventor: Scott Dixon
  • Publication number: 20090058459
    Abstract: An auto-trim circuit that sets trim bits for an integrated circuit includes a coarse bit calibration circuit for determining a first portion of the trim bits as a set of coarse bits, and a fine bit calibration circuit for determining a second portion of the trim bits as a set of fine bits wherein said fine bits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2007
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Applicant: ATMEL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Scott Dixon
  • Patent number: 7488218
    Abstract: Certain exemplary embodiments comprise a retainer adapted to restrain a plurality of electrical conductors. The electrical conductors can be operably connectable to one or more circuit breakers. The retainer can be adapted to define a plurality of through-holes. Each of the plurality of through-holes can be adapted to nondestructively receive therethrough a conductor from the plurality of electrical conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Assignee: Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Scott Dixon, Roland Joseph Montalbo
  • Patent number: 7445521
    Abstract: Certain exemplary embodiments comprise a retainer adapted to restrain a plurality of electrical conductors. The electrical conductors can be operably connectable to one or more circuit breakers. The retainer can be adapted to define a plurality of through-holes. Each of the plurality of through-holes can be adapted to nondestructively receive therethrough a conductor from the plurality of electrical conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2008
    Assignee: Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Scott Dixon, Roland Joseph Montalbo
  • Patent number: 7417849
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for an electric load center including a basepan with a plurality of fastener devices for securing bus bars, neutral bars, and a variety of other electrical components to the basepan. Each fastener device comprises two independent structures, the first structure a self aligning support post and the second structure is an engaging lock. Both the self aligning support post and the engaging lock project away from the basepan first surface. The self aligning support post consists of a plurality of angled surfaces to facilitate assembly of the electrical component to the basepan first surface. The self aligning support post also contains an interior cavity that houses the engaging lock. The engaging lock has a first surface with an inclined angle with respect to the basepan and a second surface with a zero angle with respect to the basepan to facilitate retention of the bus bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Assignee: Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Scott Dixon, Kristopher Scott Robinson, Jeffrey Kenton Hudgins, Jr.