Patents by Inventor Scott Hill

Scott Hill 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: 20240149120
    Abstract: An iron-type golf club head that includes a rear wall having a variable thickness region. The variable thickness region includes a plurality of recesses formed in an interior surface of the rear wall. A thickness of the rear wall, defined by the recesses, is less than the thickness of the rear wall between the recesses. A body of the golf club head includes a face opening, a toe port, and an internal-weight cavity. The golf club head also includes a strike plate, attached to the body so that the strike plate covers the face opening, and an internal weight, seated in the internal-weight cavity. An internal cavity of the golf club head is configured to receive the filler material through the toe port. A ratio of a minimum rear wall thickness to a minimum face thickness is between 0.15 to 0.65.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2023
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
    Inventors: Connor Halberg, Adam Warren, Allan Saliba, Scott Taylor, Brian Hill, Conner Sarich, Mike Walker
  • Patent number: 11971398
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and kits for detection of substances in water by forming a complex with an indicator reagent and filtering the complex on a filter or membrane are described. The concentrated indicator on the filter, membrane or other capture device provides a colorimetric readout that can determine the amount of substance present in a water sample. A computer-implemented method for determining the concentration of substances in water based on color data from the colorimetric readout is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: ITA International, LLC
    Inventors: William Cary Hill, Matthew Scott Hull
  • Patent number: 11950584
    Abstract: A fishing rod holder includes a tubular member capable of removably holding a fishing rod thereon. The tubular member includes a first annular wall enclosing a longitudinally extending first cavity portion and a second annular wall enclosing a longitudinally extending second cavity portion. The second annular wall includes an internally-threaded end portion at one end. The fishing rod holder also includes a spike detachably affixable to the tubular member. The spike has a stored configuration and a deployed configuration. At least a portion of the spike is disposed in the second cavity portion when in the stored configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Inventors: Matthew Scott Hill, Roy Charles Hill
  • Patent number: 11953438
    Abstract: An improved device and system for facilitating polymerase chain reaction including a light source, detector, waveguide, and filters that occupy minimal space and facilitate detection of stationary samples, reduced sample read time, and simultaneous reading of multiple light wavelengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: STRECK LLC
    Inventors: Matthew R. Kreifels, Scott E. Whitney, Gregg Wilder, John Flanagan, James Dowling, Philip Hills, Michael Tilleman, Jeremie Jackson
  • Patent number: 11952626
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems and methods for processing biomolecules (e.g., nucleic acid molecules, proteins) from a sample. A method for processing biomolecules may comprise hybridizing a probe molecule to a target region of a nucleic acid molecule (e.g., a ribonucleic acid (RNA) molecule) and barcoding the probe-nucleic acid molecule complex or derivatives thereof. Such a method can comprise performing a nucleic acid reaction, e.g., extension, denaturation, and amplification. A method for processing a sample may comprise hybridizing probes to (i) target regions of a nucleic acid molecule (e.g., RNA molecule) and (ii) a reporter oligonucleotide of a feature binding group, and barcoding the probe-associated molecules. One or more processes of the methods described herein may be performed within a partition, such as a droplet or well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: 10X GENOMICS, INC.
    Inventors: Katherine Pfeiffer, Andrew Scott Kohlway, Andrew John Hill, Paul Eugene Lund
  • Publication number: 20240108466
    Abstract: The present technology is a prosthetic heart valve device, and related systems and methods, for treating a native valve of a human heart having a native annulus and native leaflets. One embodiment comprises a valve support, a prosthetic valve assembly within the valve support, and an anchoring member having an upstream portion and a downstream portion. The device further includes an extension member coupled to the fixation frame and extending radially outward therefrom. The extension member includes a plurality of discrete fabric segments having a first end at the anchoring member and a second end spaced apart from the anchoring member, wherein each discrete fabric segment includes lateral edges extending from the first end to the second end of the discrete fabric segment. The discrete fabric segments are configured to move circumferentially relative to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Inventors: Richard Francis, Scott Robertson, Marian Lally, Alexander Hill, Katherine Miyashiro, Paraic Frisby, James R. Keogh
  • Patent number: 11949406
    Abstract: A driver can be configured to provide sensed phase currents as feedback to a controller to indicate the output currents from each phase of a switch mode power supply (SMPS). The driver can be configured to temperature compensate the sensed currents in one of two ways. If a temperature sensor is directly coupled to the driver, then the driver may be configured to temperature compensate the sensed currents from each phase based on a temperature measurement made by the temperature sensor. If a temperature sensor is not directly coupled to the driver, then the driver may be configured to temperature compensate the sensed current from each phase based on a temperature signal received from a bus coupled to the driver. The bus can communicate the temperature signal so that multiple drivers can utilize one temperature sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventors: Paul J. Harriman, Thomas Patrick Duffy, James George Hill, Michael Scott Lay, Margaret Spillane
  • Patent number: 11935809
    Abstract: A cost-effective process and structure is provided for a thermal dissipation element for semiconductor device packages incorporating antennas that can incorporate RF/EMI shielding from the antenna elements. Certain embodiments provide incorporated antenna element structures as part of the same process. These features are provided using a selectively-plated thermal dissipation structure that is formed to provide shielding around semiconductor device dies that are part of the package. In some embodiments, the thermal dissipation structure is molded to the semiconductor device, thereby permitting a thermally efficient close coupling between a device die requiring thermal dissipation and the dissipation structure itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: NXP USA, INC.
    Inventors: Zhiwei Gong, Scott M. Hayes, Michael B. Vincent, Betty Hill-Shan Yeung, Rushik P. Tank, Kabir Mirpuri
  • Publication number: 20240077007
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a detection system for detecting a failure in a fluid path of a fluid system, the detection system including: at least one pipe comprising a pipe wall which defines a fluid path for the transfer of fluid and at least one electrically conductive element extending along the at least one pipe and which forms an electrical signal path for a first electrical signal which indicates a state of the at least one pipe; and, an electrical terminal electrically connected to the at least one electrically conductive element so that the first electrical signal is transmitted to the electrical terminal via the electrical signal path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2022
    Publication date: March 7, 2024
    Inventors: Nicolas NIVARD, Scott SCHWARTZ, Chris CORBETT, Philip HARPER, Samuel HILL, Nicholas WALLIS, Stephen SWAIN
  • Publication number: 20240069586
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a pedal assembly that includes a pedal arm configured to move based on a load applied thereon and a housing that includes a first housing member having a first cavity and a pushrod operably connected to the pedal arm and to the first housing member. A first cradle positioned within the first cavity. The first cradle includes a second cavity. A first pair of springs positioned to extend within the second cavity. A second housing member having a third cavity. A second pair of springs positioned to extend within the second cavity and the third cavity. When a first predetermined load is applied to the pedal arm, the pushrod moves which drives the first cradle against the first pair of springs such that at least a compression energy by the first pair of springs generates a first force feedback onto the pedal arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Applicant: KSR IP HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel LEEM, Amir Jaboukji, Matthew Vyskocil, Benjamin Scott Hill, Dan O'Neill
  • Publication number: 20240071365
    Abstract: Disclosed are example embodiments of systems, method, and devices for generating audio assets. The example method includes receiving an input including at least one of audio, text, video, Java Script Object Notation (JSON), Extensible Markup Language (XML), Really Simple Syndication (RSS). The example method includes receiving configuration inputs including at least one of configure language, gender, and persona. The example method includes preparing for processing based on the at least one of configure language, gender, and persona. The example method includes processing the input based on the configuration inputs, the processing including at least one of transcribing, translating, brand safety, enrichment, generating custom Speech Synthesis Markup Language (SSML), and including generating an audio clip. The example method includes delivering the audio clip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2022
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Inventors: Chad Edward Steelberg, Ryan Scott Steelberg, Sean Patrick King, Corey Denard Hill, Christopher Mark Doe
  • Publication number: 20240056404
    Abstract: Disclosed in some examples are methods, systems, and machine-readable mediums which provide for an agent support application with a plurality of plug-in communication support assistants. Each of the plurality of plug-in communication support assistants monitors communications between the agents and customers for different conversational triggers. Conversational triggers may be any conversation, either by the agent or the customer, that the communication support assistant is trained to detect. Upon detecting one of these conversational triggers, the plug-in communication support assistant provides one or more suggestions to the agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2023
    Publication date: February 15, 2024
    Inventors: Kimarie Pike Matthews, Richard Castanho, Germaine S. Chee, Robin J. Cusimano, Brett D. Ehrlich, Tyua Larsen Fraser, Colleen Reardon Graham, Gregory Scott Hill, James W. Pedersen, Timothy J. Shipman
  • Patent number: 11824820
    Abstract: Disclosed in some examples are methods, systems, and machine-readable mediums which provide for an agent support application with a plurality of plug-in communication support assistants. Each of the plurality of plug-in communication support assistants monitors communications between the agents and customers for different conversational triggers. Conversational triggers may be any conversation, either by the agent or the customer, that the communication support assistant is trained to detect. Upon detecting one of these conversational triggers, the plug-in communication support assistant provides one or more suggestions to the agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Kimarie Pike Matthews, Richard Castanho, Germaine S Chee, Robin J. Cusimano, Brett D. Ehrlich, Tyua Larsen Fraser, Colleen Reardon Graham, Gregory Scott Hill, James W. Pedersen, Timothy J. Shipman
  • Publication number: 20230241479
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and apparatus for determining and conveying a coupon amount for players and fans of a mass participation sport. A server receives an indication of a given sport team achieving a milestone (e.g. goal scored) during a game (e.g. road hockey), and increments a milestone count for the given sport team. According to an embodiment of the disclosure, the server determines at least one coupon amount (e.g. gift card at retailer) for players and fans of the given sport team based on the milestone count for the given sport team, and sends at least one message conveying the at least one coupon amount. In this way, the players and fans of the given sport team can become informed of the at least one coupon amount earned upon the milestone being achieved, thereby inciting excitement in their involvement with the given sport team by being “paid to play”.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2023
    Publication date: August 3, 2023
    Inventor: Scott HILL
  • Publication number: 20220310045
    Abstract: An ergonomic harness for chin-free support of violins and violas that incorporates clamps for a stringed instrument, a support arm, and a stabilizer. A neck strap secures the harness system around the neck of a person playing a stringed instrument and holds the harness in place against the person's shoulder and/or chest. A support arm supports the weight of the instrument and a stabilizer prevents the support arm from rotating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Inventors: Tracy Silverman, Scott Hill
  • Patent number: 11393436
    Abstract: An ergonomic harness for chin-free support of violins and violas that incorporates clamps for a stringed instrument, a support arm, and a stabilizer. A neck strap secures the harness system around the neck of a person playing a stringed instrument and holds the harness in place against the person's shoulder and/or chest. A support arm supports the weight of the instrument and a stabilizer prevents the support arm from rotating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Silverman Musical Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Tracy Silverman, Scott Hill
  • Patent number: 11381529
    Abstract: Disclosed in some examples are methods, systems, and machine-readable mediums which provide for an agent support application with a plurality of plug-in communication support assistants. Each of the plurality of plug-in communication support assistants monitors communications between the agents and customers for different conversational triggers. Conversational triggers may be any conversation, either by the agent or the customer, that the communication support assistant is trained to detect. Upon detecting one of these conversational triggers, the plug-in communication support assistant provides one or more suggestions to the agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Kimarie Pike Matthews, Richard Castanho, Germaine S. Chee, Robin J. Cusimano, Brett D. Ehrlich, Tyua Larsen Fraser, Colleen Reardon Graham, Gregory Scott Hill, James W. Pedersen, Timothy J. Shipman
  • Patent number: 11362514
    Abstract: A dual transient surge and communication protection device, which can have less than 5 nanosecond response time and can provide communication and power transient surge protection for field instrumentation and be configured for operating under multiple communication protocols. The dual transient surge and communication protection device can have a positive power and communication terminal, a negative power and communication terminal, a grounding terminal, a first silicon avalanche diode array, a second silicon avalanche diode array, a first non-polar wire, a second non-polar wire, a grounding wire and a unit viability wire. The device provides protection from 4 milliamps to 20 milliamps of power and communication signals for field instruments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Inventor: Scott Hill Holliday
  • Publication number: 20220079578
    Abstract: A bone plate system may include a bone plate having a bone-facing side, an obverse side displaced from the bone-facing side by a thickness of the bone plate, a first end, and second end displaced from the first end along a longitudinal length of the bone plate. The bone plate may have a first fastener hole extending through the bone plate between the bone-facing side and the obverse side, a second fastener hole extending through the bone plate between the bone-facing side and the obverse side, and a plug extending outwardly from the bone-facing side. The plug may have a cross-sectional shape, perpendicular to the thickness, that is elongated along the longitudinal length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2021
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Applicant: CROSSROADS EXTREMITY SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Vernon R. HARTDEGEN, Michael Chad HOLLIS, Scott HILL
  • Patent number: 11250239
    Abstract: A ridge flow based fingerprint image quality determination can be achieved independent of image resolution, can be processed in real-time and includes segmentation, such as fingertip segmentation, therefore providing image quality assessment for individual fingertips within a four finger flat, dual thumb, or whole hand image. A fingerprint quality module receives from one or more scan devices ridge-flow—containing imagery which can then be assessed for one or more of quality, handedness, historical information analysis and the assignment of bounding boxes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: AWARE, INC.
    Inventors: James M. Maurer, L. Scott Hills