Patents by Inventor Scott Hamilton

Scott Hamilton 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: 9350535
    Abstract: A secure system for online media content distribution is described, which system utilizes a proprietary, controlled environment media player. This player is specifically registered to a particular machine, directly downloads encrypted files from a media distributing server via a secure nugget browser, and retrieves secure decryption keys from a key distributing server via the registered player or the secure nugget browser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: FOX DIGITAL ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventor: Scott Hamilton
  • Publication number: 20160134377
    Abstract: A burst-mode phase shift keying (PSK) communications apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention enables practical, power-efficient, multi-rate communications between an optical transmitter and receiver. Embodiments may operate on differential PSK (DPSK) signals. An embodiment of the apparatus includes an average power limited optical transmitter that transmits at a selectable data rate with data transmitted in bursts, the data rate being a function of a burst-on duty cycle. DPSK symbols are transmitted in bursts, and the data rate may be varied by changing the ratio of the burst-on time to the burst-off time. This approach offers a number of advantages over conventional DPSK implementations, including near-optimum photon efficiency over a wide range of data rates, simplified multi-rate transceiver implementation, and relaxed transmit laser line-width requirements at low data rates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Inventors: David O. Caplan, Neal W. Spellmeyer, Bryan S. Robinson, Scott A. Hamilton, Don M. Boroson, Hemonth G. Rao, Marc C. Norvig
  • Publication number: 20160100999
    Abstract: An array of packages comprising two or more different sizes of absorbent articles, the array comprising first, second, and third packages comprising first, second, and third absorbent articles having at least first and second sizes. The first, second, and third articles may have an insert length to rise ratio greater than 60 %. And, the first, second, and third packages may comprise the same brand name and sub-brand name. And, the first, second, and third absorbent articles may have identical or substantially identical chassis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Inventors: Raymond Scott HAMILTON, Luke Robinson MAGEE, Bret Darren SEITZ, Gary Dean LaVON
  • Publication number: 20160100989
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an array of packages may comprise three or more different sizes of disposable absorbent articles. The Product Length-to-Waist Silhouette of a second absorbent article may be equal to or less than a Product Length-to-Waist Silhouette of a first absorbent article. And the Product Length-to-Waist Silhouette of a third absorbent article may be equal to or less than a Product Length-to-Waist Silhouette of a second absorbent article. And, an Array Average Product Length-to-Waist Silhouette of first and second packages of the array may be from about 1.1 to about 0.3. Further, an Array Average Product-Hip-to-Side Silhouette may be from about 1.0 to about 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Inventors: Bret Darren SEITZ, Gary Dean LaVON, Jeremy MENNER, Raymond Scott HAMILTON, Luke Robinson MAGEE
  • Publication number: 20160100997
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an array of packages may comprise two or more different sizes of disposable absorbent articles, including a first size and a second size that is a larger size than the first size. The Product Length-to-Side Silhouette of a second absorbent article may be equal to or greater than a Product Length-to-Side Silhouette of a first absorbent article. And, an Array Average Product Length-to-Side Silhouette of first and second packages of the array may be from about 1.2 to about 1.6. Further, the second size may have a Product Hip-to-Waist Silhouette that is greater than the Product Hip-to-Waist Silhouette of the first size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Inventors: Bret Darren SEITZ, Gary Dean LaVON, Jeremy MENNER, Raymond Scott HAMILTON, Luke Robinson MAGEE
  • Patent number: 9289941
    Abstract: A method for making a layered elastic substrate includes advancing a first substrate layer and a second substrate layer in a machine direction. An elastic material is advanced in the machine direction in a stretched state. The elastic material may be bonded to the first substrate layer and the second substrate layer in a stretched state to form a layered elastic substrate. The layered elastic substrate may advance through a first metering device at speed, V1, and through a second metering device at speed, V2, subsequent to advancing through the first metering device, wherein V1 is greater than V2. As a result, the elastic material, and thus the layered elastic substrate, may be stretched to a first elongation at the first metering device and relaxed to a second elongation at the second device. The layered elastic substrate is cut and bonded to a continuous length of web material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Raymond Scott Hamilton, Mark Mason Hargett, Tina Brown
  • Patent number: 9264147
    Abstract: A burst-mode phase shift keying (PSK) communications system according to an embodiment of the present invention enables practical, power-efficient, multi-rate communications between an optical transmitter and receiver. Embodiments may operate on differential PSK (DPSK) signals. An embodiment of the system utilizes a single interferometer in the receiver with a relative path delay that is matched to the DPSK symbol rate of the link. DPSK symbols are transmitted in bursts, and the data rate may be varied by changing the ratio of the burst-on time to the burst-off time. This approach offers a number of advantages over conventional DPSK implementations, including near-optimum photon efficiency over a wide range of data rates, simplified multi-rate transceiver implementation, and relaxed transmit laser line-width requirements at low data rates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: David O. Caplan, Neal W. Spellmeyer, Bryan S. Robinson, Scott A. Hamilton, Don M. Boroson, Hemonth G. Rao, Marc C. Norvig
  • Patent number: 9226858
    Abstract: A first elastic material is advanced in a machine direction in a stretched state to a first metering device at a speed, V1. A second elastic material is advanced in the machine direction in a stretched state to a second metering device at a speed, V2. First and second substrate layers are advanced in a machine direction to a third metering at a speed, V3, along with the first and second elastic materials. The first and second elastic materials are bonded to the first and second substrate layers at the third metering device to form a layered elastic substrate. The layered elastic substrate is advanced to a fourth metering device at a speed, V4. V1 is less than V2, V3 is greater than V1 and V2, V4 is less than V3, and V4 is greater than V1 and V2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Raymond Scott Hamilton, Mark Mason Hargett, Tina Brown
  • Patent number: 9181140
    Abstract: Bonding agents for use in formulating solid propellants are described. The bonding agents have a Schiff base, or Schiff base and hydroxyl or amine functionality. These materials are synthesized by reacting a primary amine with an aldehyde to form a Schiff base. By definition, a Schiff base comprises the reaction product of a primary amine and an aldehyde. In one embodiment of the invention, such a product is produced by the reaction of a polyoxyalkyleneamine (JEFFAMINE®) with p-nitrobenzaldehyde and glycidol. The result is a polyether having both hydroxyl and Schiff base functionality. The bonding agents provide superior performance, while avoiding problems, such as ammonia production during processing, encountered when using existing bonding agents. Propellants formulated using these bonding agents have mechanical properties within acceptable ranges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Orbital ATK, Inc.
    Inventors: R. Scott Hamilton, Gary K. Lund, Robert M. Hajik
  • Publication number: 20150305345
    Abstract: Compositions and methods are described that provide control of unwanted algae growth in enclosed bodies of water, such as swimming pools and spas, without the need for added chlorinating and/or oxidizing agents. The composition includes a bromine-containing salt and can be applied on an as needed basis, without the need for testing of the water chemistry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Inventor: Scott Hamilton
  • Patent number: 9168182
    Abstract: A first substrate advances in the first direction and a second substrate advances in the second direction. The first substrate advances onto an outer circumferential surface of a drum in a stretched state. The first substrate may be cut into discrete lengths of elastic substrate. The drum may be configured with vacuum to hold the discrete length of elastic substrate in a stretched state. The second substrate may advance in the second direction by a conveyor. The conveyor includes a roller having a curved outer surface that deforms the second substrate so as to define a curve in the first direction. A tamper apparatus intermittently displaces a deformed portion of the second substrate into contact with a discrete length of elastic substrate on the outer circumferential surface of the drum. The discrete length of elastic substrate bonds with the second substrate and is removed from the drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Mark Mason Hargett, Paul Anthony Kawka, Raymond Scott Hamilton, Bradley Edward Walsh, Terry Howard Thomas, Jon Kevin McLaughlin, David Carlton Ordway
  • Patent number: 9110993
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for processing voice commands. In one aspect, a method includes obtaining an occurrence count for terms that occur in resources that a search engine has identified as being responsive to an original search query, identifying a term that occurs in the resources, based on the occurrence count, providing the term and a control for display on a client device, the control being associated with the term and with promotion or demotion criteria, receiving a signal indicating that the user has selected the control, and automatically reformulating the original search query based on the term and the promotion or demotion criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Hamilton Shattuck
  • Patent number: 9039333
    Abstract: A discharge system for removing a solid/gas mixture from a fluidized bed pressure vessel is provided. The system includes a fluidized bed pressure vessel, settling vessels, discharge lines, primary discharge valves, vent lines, primary vent valves, crosstie lines, crosstie valves, and primary exit valves wherein the system is absent a transfer tank, and absent a filter element. The method provides for transferring a solid/gas mixture via a discharge line from the pressure vessel to a settling vessel, wherein gas is separated from the mixture, and the gas is transferred to at least one other settling vessel via a crosstie line. After the solids are transferred out of the settling vessel, the empty vessel then receives gas from other settling vessels in the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Univation Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Randall L. Force, Robert G. Aronson, Mark W. Blood, Gerardo Corona, Dung P. Le, W. Scott Hamilton, Thomas A. Maliszewski, William K. Lutz
  • Publication number: 20150065982
    Abstract: An array of packages comprising three or more different sizes of absorbent articles, the array comprising a first, a second and a third packages comprising first, second and third absorbent article having first, second and third sizes. The Array Acquisition/Distribution System to Product Pitch Ratio of the first, second, and third packages is from about 10% to about 28%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Raymond Scott HAMILTON, Bret Darren SEITZ, Luke Robinson MAGEE
  • Patent number: 8911419
    Abstract: The present invention provides an article to be worn about a wearer including a surface fastening system having a primary direction of load bearing. The surface fastening system has a first surface fastening element and a second surface fastening element. The first fastening element is joined to the article, and the second fastening element is disposed so as to be generally in a face to face relationship with the first fastening element when the surface fastening system is in a fastened configuration. The surface fastening system has a peel resistance in a direction other than the primary direction of load bearing greater than or equal to about 1000 grams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Mark James Kline, George Christopher Dobrin, Raymond Scott Hamilton, George Bartol Glackin, III, Luke Robinson Magee, Miguel Alvaro Robles
  • Patent number: 8849785
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for processing voice commands. In one aspect, a method includes obtaining an occurrence count for terms that occur in resources that a search engine has identified as being responsive to an original search query, identifying a term that occurs in the resources, based on the occurrence count, providing the term and a control for display on a client device, the control being associated with the term and with promotion or demotion criteria, receiving a signal indicating that the user has selected the control, and automatically reformulating the original search query based on the term and the promotion or demotion criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Hamilton Shattuck
  • Publication number: 20140286009
    Abstract: A display module having electromagnetic interference shielding is disclosed. The display module has a mask circuit board disposed immediately above a first circuit board. One or more light emitting elements are disposed on a top surface of the first circuit board. The mask circuit board has one or more apertures which enable the light from the light emitting elements to radiate outward. The mask circuit board has one or more metalized layers electrically connected to ground which receive and reduces the electromagnetic radiation emitted from the first circuit board. The display module employs one or more shield strips disposed near the perimeter of the mask circuit board and first circuit board to receive and reduce the electromagnetic radiation which would otherwise radiate laterally from the circuit boards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: BILLBOARD VIDEO, INC.
    Inventors: Scott Hamilton, Stanley Warwarick
  • Patent number: 8840804
    Abstract: A formula and method for reducing water hardness includes the combination of a sulfate donor, salt of phosphoric acid, and salt of sulfamic acid. Preferred formulas include effective amounts of sodium bisulfate, sodium hexametaphosphate, and sulfamic acid. In a swimming pool, preferred formulas are effective in reducing calcium to under 200 ppm within a two day period. In addition, preferred formulas provide ongoing effectiveness in suppressing scaling, staining and cloudy water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: United Chemical Corp.
    Inventor: Scott Hamilton
  • Patent number: D719280
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Clopay Building Products Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott A. Hamilton, Mark W. Westerfield, Randy J. Krieger
  • Patent number: D755409
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Clopay Building Products Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott A. Hamilton, Mark W. Westerfield, Randy J. Krieger