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).

  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140279636
    Abstract: A system maintains a database of scores of job candidates or persons employed in a particular job or occupation. The scores are calculated from responses by the job candidates or the employed persons to inquiries about a display of a three dimensional graphical figure on a true three dimensional display device. The three dimensional graphical figure is displayed on the true three dimensional display device. The display of the three dimensional graphical figure is part of an assessment of a potential job candidate. The system presents an inquiry to the potential job candidate relating to the true three dimensional graphical figure, and receives a response to the inquiry from the potential job candidate. The system calculates a score for the potential job candidate based on the response of the potential job candidate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: PROFILES INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: William L. Bramlett, JR., Scott Hamilton
  • Publication number: 20140279635
    Abstract: A system maintains job performance data for a plurality of persons employed in a plurality of occupations and maintains assessment data for the plurality of persons. Top performers in each of the plurality of occupations are identified as a function of the job performance data. The system receives assessment data for an individual person. The system compares the assessment data for the individual person with the assessment data for the top performers in each of the plurality of occupations. The system recommends one or more of the plurality of occupations to the individual person as a function of the comparison, such that the individual person is more likely to succeed in the one or more of the recommended occupations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: PROFILES INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: William L. Bramlett, JR., Scott Hamilton, Joseph M. Kistner
  • Patent number: 8744864
    Abstract: A method for generating a financial report indicative of estimated turbine maintenance costs is provided. The method includes receiving, at a database, turbine operational history data and turbine inspection data from a user for a pre-identified turbine, receiving, at the database, turbine replacement part costs, turbine part repair costs, and vendor service costs associated with the pre-identified turbine, inputting a pre-determined turbine operational forecast into the database, analyzing turbine maintenance information including at least one of turbine operational history data, turbine inspection data, replacement part costs, part repair costs, vendor service costs, and turbine operational forecast, and automatically generating a financial report including at least one schedule of turbine maintenance events and costs associated with each event based on the turbine maintenance information analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Douglas Carl Bacon, David Anthony Faour, Thomas Aloysius Ruddy, Jeffrey Scott Hamilton, Mark Kurt Wilhelm Scherluebbe, Leigh-Ann Darden Heuser
  • Patent number: 8625999
    Abstract: Described are an FSK modulator and a method for large-alphabet FSK modulation. The FSK modulator and the method are based on filtering of a multi-tone optical source such as a mode-locked laser which provides a comb distribution of tones. A frequency-selective component selects for transmission a subset of the tones. In various embodiments the frequency-selective component is a Mach-Zehnder interferometer filter or a microring resonator filter. A second frequency-selective component selects a subset of the tones from the comb distribution provided by the first frequency-selective component. Still more frequency-selective components can be used according to the number of tones supplied by the multi-tone optical source to the FSK modulator. The optical signal exiting the last frequency-selective component includes only a single tone which corresponds to the symbol to be transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Bryan S. Robinson, Don M. Boroson, Scott A. Hamilton, Shelby J. Savage
  • Publication number: 20140000798
    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: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventors: Mark Mason Hargett, Paul Anthony Kawka, Raymond Scott Hamilton, Bradley Edward Walsh, Terry Howard Thomas, Jon Kevin McLaughlin, David Carlton Ordway
  • Publication number: 20140000795
    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: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventors: Raymond Scott Hamilton, Mark Mason Hargett, Tina Brown
  • Publication number: 20140000794
    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: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventors: Raymond Scott Hamilton, Mark Mason Hargett, Tina Brown
  • Publication number: 20130119769
    Abstract: Energy systems and energy storage system charging methods are described. In one aspect, an energy storage system charging method includes applying an excitation signal to a stator of an induction machine, outputting electrical energy from the stator of the induction machine during the applying, and charging an energy storage system using the electrical energy outputted from the stator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventors: Shane Johnson, Allan Coxon, Ian Walker, Scott Hamilton
  • Patent number: 8401398
    Abstract: Described are an FSK modulator and a method for large-alphabet FSK modulation. The FSK modulator and the method are based on filtering of a multi-tone optical source such as a mode-locked laser which provides a comb distribution of tones. A frequency-selective component selects for transmission a subset of the tones. In various embodiments the frequency-selective component is a Mach-Zehnder interferometer filter or a microring resonator filter. A second frequency-selective component selects a subset of the tones from the comb distribution provided by the first frequency-selective component. Still more frequency-selective components can be used according to the number of tones supplied by the multi-tone optical source to the FSK modulator. The optical signal exiting the last frequency-selective component includes only a single tone which corresponds to the symbol to be transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Bryan S. Robinson, Don M. Boroson, Scott A. Hamilton, Shelby J. Savage
  • Publication number: 20120330262
    Abstract: A disposable absorbent article comprising a first waist region, a second waist region, a crotch region disposed between the first waist region and second waist region; a first waist edge and a second waist edge; the disposable absorbent article comprising a first waistband near the first waist edge and a second waistband near the second waist edge, wherein the Front-to-Back Delta Chassis Contraction is greater than about 9.0%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventors: Kathleen Marie Lawson, Jeromy Thomas Raycheck, Kathleen Ann Murphy Maciag, Raymond Scott Hamilton
  • Patent number: 8129486
    Abstract: A discharge system for removing a solid/gas mixture from a fluidized bed pressure vessel is provided. The discharge system includes a fluidized bed pressure vessel, a settling vessel, a transfer vessel, discharge line, primary discharge valve, and primary exit valve. Also in included is a method to operate the discharge system. The method includes transferring a solid/gas mixture from a fluidized bed pressure vessel to a settling vessel, transferring the solids to a transfer vessel, and then emptying the transfer vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    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
  • Patent number: 8067509
    Abstract: A process for the polymerization of olefin's, including: introducing an olefin and a polymerization catalyst into a polymerization reactor to form a polyolefin, the polymerization reactor including: a fluidized bed region having a top and a bottom; and a motive bed region; wherein a first end of the motive bed region is fluidly connected to the top of the fluidized bed region; and wherein a second end of the motive bed region is fluidly connected to the bottom of the fluidized bed region; and wherein a diameter of the fluidized bed region is greater than a diameter of the motive bed region; circulating at least a portion of the olefin, the catalyst, and the polyolefin through the fluidized bed region and the motive bed region; maintaining a dense-phase fluidized bed within the fluidized bed region; recovering polyolefin from the fluidized bed region, is provided. A reactor system directed to the process is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Univation Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Fathi D. Hussein, Ping Cai, Jose F. Cevallos-Candau, Ian D. Burdett, W. Scott Hamilton, Daniel N. Thomas, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20110274429
    Abstract: A burst-mode differential phase shift keying (DPSK) communications system according to an embodiment of the present invention enables practical, power-efficient, multi-rate communications between an optical transmitter and receiver. 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: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Applicant: 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
  • Publication number: 20110217740
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods of degrading plant biomass, and microorganisms and polypeptides used in such methods, hi certain embodiments, the methods include growing Anaerocellum thermophilum on a substrate that comprises plant biomass under conditions effective for the A. thermophilum to convert at least a portion of the plant biomass to a water soluble product or a water insoluble product, hi some cases, the method can further include one or more steps to further process the water soluble product or a water insoluble product to produce, for example, a biofuel or commodity chemical. In another aspect, microorganisms that include at least one A. thermophilum plant biomass utilization polynucleotide are disclosed. Also disclosed are methods of transferring one or more A. thermophilum plant biomass utilization polynucleotides to a recipient microorganism. A. thermophilum plant biomass utilization polynucleotides and polypeptides encoded by such polynucleotides are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2009
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Applicant: University of Georgia Research
    Inventors: Michael W.W. Adams, Janet Westpheling, Scott Hamilton-Brehm, Irina Kataeva, Sung-Jae Yang, Farris Poole
  • Publication number: 20110065151
    Abstract: A method is disclosed in which circular DNA molecules are amplified preferentially in a mixture of circular DNA molecules and linear DNA molecules by the inclusion of single strand DNA binding protein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2009
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Applicant: GE HEALTHCARE BIO-SCIENCES CORP.
    Inventors: Gyanendra Kumar, Elena Garnova, Scott Hamilton, Galina Chernaya
  • Publication number: 20110034657
    Abstract: A process for the polymerization of olefin's, including: introducing an olefin and a polymerization catalyst into a polymerization reactor to form a polyolefin, the polymerization reactor including: a fluidized bed region having a top and a bottom; and a motive bed region; wherein a first end of the motive bed region is fluidly connected to the top of the fluidized bed region; and wherein a second end of the motive bed region is fluidly connected to the bottom of the fluidized bed region; and wherein a diameter of the fluidized bed region is greater than a diameter of the motive bed region; circulating at least a portion of the olefin, the catalyst, and the polyolefin through the fluidized bed region and the motive bed region; maintaining a dense-phase fluidized bed within the fluidized bed region; recovering polyolefin from the fluidized bed region, is provided. A reactor system directed to the process is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2009
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Applicant: UNIVATION TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Fathi D. Hussein, Ping Cai, Jose F. Cevallos-Candau, Ian D. Burdett, W. Scott Hamilton, Daniel N. Thomas, JR.
  • Patent number: 7811971
    Abstract: A stain removal formula includes a combination of a bromide donor, a salt of sulfamic acid; and a salt of phosphoric acid. Preferred formulas include effective amounts of sodium bromide, sodium sulfamic acid, sodium hexametaphosphate, disodium phosphate, and tetrasodium pyrophosphate. In a swimming pool, preferred formulas are effective in resolving algae stain within a 2 hour period, which represents at least an order of magnitude greater efficacy than prior art formulations. In addition, preferred formulas provide ongoing effectiveness in suppressing bacterial, fungal and/or algae growth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: United Chemical Corp.
    Inventor: Scott Hamilton
  • Publication number: 20100199084
    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: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Applicant: FOX DIGITAL ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventor: Scott Hamilton