Patents by Inventor Scott Irwin

Scott Irwin 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: 10084488
    Abstract: A network system includes a first device and a second device coupled to each other that mux and demux data for LSL to HSL transitions. The muxing and demuxing function in the first and second device, respectively, use timing logic from an existing training protocol, such as link training (“LT”). Although LT is used for establishing links between two chips, and has no provision for maintaining port coherency for port-specific input data on one chip to port-specific output data on another chip, the LT does have a uniquely identifiable logic transition in a known data pattern used for LT that can be multi-purposed for syncing the muxing and demuxing of the two interfaced chips, using a predetermined port sequence on both chips to maintain coherency of port-specific data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: MoSys, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott A Irwin, Paul O. Jennings
  • Patent number: 10050773
    Abstract: A method, system and apparatus, for bootstrapping an autonegotiation signal in an intermediate device. The intermediate device initializes using a referenceless clock circuit. The intermediate device then recovers a more accurate clock sourced from a second device via a clock data recovery circuit in the intermediate device. The second device has a physical medium attachment interface within the intermediate device that does not require autonegotiation. The autonegotiation signal is communicated to a first device having a physical medium dependent interface to the intermediate device, thus requiring autonegotiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: MoSys, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott A Irwin, Charles W Boecker
  • Publication number: 20180195473
    Abstract: An advanced engine air induction cleaning system and method allows for the safe spraying of multiple types cleaning solutions in alternating, pulsed sequences into the air intake system of a gasoline engine to create a frequency of thermal shocks to the air intake system. The system and method disclosed creates a feedback loop to the system that detects when the vehicle begins to stall, so that the system can stop the spraying of cleaning solutions into the engine's air intake to avoid pooling of the cleaning solutions in the engine and thereby avoiding hydro lock conditions. The system and method also creates an excess bottle to hold the excess cleaner to allow the engine to ingest only the requisite amount of cleaner to aid in preventing pooling of cleaner to avoid hydro lock conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventor: ROBERT SCOTT IRWIN
  • Publication number: 20180158117
    Abstract: A method and system is disclosed herein for decoupling billing for web services from the application logic which governs those web services by instrumenting a web services stack to monitor SOAP envelopes for pre-determined elements and to use those elements to determine questions as to authorization for solvency as well as calculate charges for said web services.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Applicant: Netcracker Technology Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Robert BIRCH, Scott Irwin, Joseph Lupo, Steve Weagraff
  • Publication number: 20170159621
    Abstract: An advanced engine air induction cleaning system and method allows for the safe spraying of multiple types cleaning solutions in alternating, pulsed sequences into the air intake system of a gasoline engine to create a frequency of thermal shocks to the air intake system. The system and method disclosed creates a feedback loop to the system that detects when the vehicle begins to stall, so that the system can stop the spraying of cleaning solutions into the engine's air intake to avoid pooling of the cleaning solutions in the engine and thereby avoiding hydro lock conditions. The system and method also creates an excess bottle to hold the excess cleaner to allow the engine to ingest only the requisite amount of cleaner to aid in preventing pooling of cleaner to avoid hydro lock conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventor: Robert Scott Irwin
  • Patent number: 9549065
    Abstract: A balance between customer satisfaction and cost to providing customer care can be achieved based on the use of online interaction classification techniques. Such techniques can use measurements such as a log likelihood ratio to determine if an interaction should be removed from automation to live support if it appears necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Convergys Customer Management Delaware LLC
    Inventors: Jayant M. Naik, Cordell Coy, Dale Robert Peterson, Joseph DiFonzo, Stephen D. Weagraff, Matthew Yuschik, Michael Louis Nutter, Robert Birch, Scot Cunningham, Woosung Kim, Scott Irwin
  • Patent number: 9135642
    Abstract: There is disclosed a device-based eCare solution that facilitates computerized consumer service on consumer devices. The system may include an end device, a back-end server eCare system, and a communications technology. One or more consumer eCare applications, such as balance and pricing applications, consumer assistance applications, diagnostic applications, and anticipatory applications, may be resident on the device. The end device may be configured to monitor the consumer's activity and collect and store a set of data regarding the consumer's activity. The end device may be further programmed to proactively offer the consumer a consumer eCare application based on the set of data and execute the consumer eCare application in accordance with the consumer's instructions. The system may create a collaborative environment between the device, other devices, and the back-end server eCare system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: NetCracker Technology Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott A. Irwin, Robert D. Birch, Joseph P. Lupo, Sanjiv Karani, Stephen D. Weagraff
  • Patent number: 8588398
    Abstract: Resource allocation in a contact center can be performed using a network of nodes. Such a network of nodes can be organized according into resource nodes, domain nodes, and service nodes, with paths from the domain nodes, through the service nodes, to the resource nodes being used in the allocation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Convergys Customer Management Delaware LLC
    Inventors: Scott Irwin, Kishore Korimilli
  • Patent number: 8407291
    Abstract: An e-Care dispenser is disclosed herein which configures a set of devices to cooperatively process care requests by utilizing functional aspects distributed throughout those devices. The devices can be end user devices with varying capabilities, some of which might not possess resources to process the care request independently. The functional aspects can be distributed throughout the devices in such a manner as to efficiently utilize the devices in providing care.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Convergys Information Management Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott A. Irwin, Robert D. Birch, Stephen D. Weagraff
  • Patent number: 8391343
    Abstract: A high data rate transceiver for processing high data rate serial data includes circuitry for recovering a clock based on the high data rate input data stream. The transceiver includes a coarse loop of a phase-locked loop that selectively provides a clock having accuracy that is within a specified amount. In a sample mode of operation, only the coarse loop PLL is coupled to provide an error signal from which an oscillation signal and clock may be derived. In a second mode (lock) of operation, the transceiver may lock to the received serial data stream by coupling the fine loop PLL to provide an adjusted error signal. In a third mode of operation, (automatic) the transceiver initially performs coarse loop calibration by de-coupling the fine loop PLL and coupling the coarse loop PLL until a steady state has been reached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Xilinx, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerry Chuang, William C. Black, Scott A. Irwin
  • Patent number: 8379830
    Abstract: A balance between customer satisfaction and cost to providing customer care can be achieved based on the use of online interaction classification techniques. Such techniques can use measurements such as a log likelihood ratio to determine if an interaction should be removed from automation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Convergys Customer Management Delaware LLC
    Inventors: Jayant M. Naik, Coy Cordell, Dale Robert Peterson, Joseph DiFonzo, Stephen D. Weagraff, Matthew Yuschik, Michael Louis Nutter, Robert Birch, Scot Cunningham, Woosung Kim, Scott A. Irwin
  • Patent number: 8200610
    Abstract: A system and method is disclosed which integrates a machine learning solution into a large scale, distributed transaction processing system using a supporting architecture comprising a combination of computer hardware and software. Methods of using a system comprising such supporting architecture provide application designers access to the functionality included in a machine learning solution, but might also provide additional functionality not supported by the machine learning solution itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Convergys CMG Utah, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert D. Birch, Brian D. Craig, Scott A. Irwin, Stephen D. Weagraff
  • Patent number: 8145713
    Abstract: An e-Care dispenser is disclosed herein which configures a set of devices to cooperatively process care requests by utilizing functional aspects distributed throughout those devices. The devices can be end user devices with varying capabilities, some of which might not possess resources to process the care request independently. The functional aspects can be distributed throughout the devices in such a manner as to efficiently utilize the devices in providing care.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Convergys CMG Utah, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott A. Irwin, Robert D. Birch, Stephen D. Weagraff
  • Patent number: 8135037
    Abstract: The present disclosure is generally directed to a method and apparatus to communicate data between two or more semiconductor devices. In an embodiment, a method includes synchronizing a master device with a slave device, where the master device includes a semiconductor device. Synchronizing includes transmitting a first synchronization marker data pattern via a first serial interface from the master device at a first time, and receiving a second synchronization marker data pattern via a second serial interface at the master device at a second time in response to transmitting the first synchronization marker data pattern. Synchronizing also includes determining, based at least in part on the first time and the second time, a third time when a reply is to be received by the master device in response to a request transmitted from the master device to the slave device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: MoSys, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Boecker, Scott Irwin, Matthew Shafer, Eric Groen, Aaron Hoelscher, Andrew Jenkins, David Black
  • Patent number: 8055595
    Abstract: A system and method is disclosed which integrates a machine learning solution into a large scale, distributed transaction processing system using a supporting architecture comprising a combination of computer hardware and software. Methods of using a system comprising such supporting architecture provide application designers access to the functionality included in a machine learning solution, but might also provide additional functionality not supported by the machine learning solution itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Inventors: Robert D. Birch, Brian D. Craig, Scott A. Irwin, Stephen D. Weagraff
  • Patent number: 8024406
    Abstract: An e-Care dispenser is disclosed herein which configures a set of devices to cooperatively process care requests by utilizing functional aspects distributed throughout those devices. The devices can be end user devices with varying capabilities, some of which might not possess resources to process the care request independently. The functional aspects can be distributed throughout the devices in such a manner as to efficiently utilize the devices in providing care.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Convergys CMG Utah, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott A. Irwin, Robert D Birch, Stephen D Weagraff
  • Patent number: 8023637
    Abstract: Resource allocation in a contact center can be performed using a network of nodes. Such a network of nodes can be organized according into resource nodes, domain nodes, and service nodes, with paths from the domain nodes, through the service nodes, to the resource nodes being used in the allocation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Convergys CMG Utah, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Irwin, Kishore Korimilli
  • Patent number: 7885320
    Abstract: A device and a method for processing high data rate serial data includes circuitry for recovering a clock based on the high data rate input data stream and for providing the recovered clock to a circuit portion, for example, a portion of a field programmable gate array fabric, to enable the circuit portion to use either a reference clock or the recovered clock for subsequent processing. The invention specifically allows for different circuitry portions to utilize different clocks, including different recovered clocks, for corresponding functions that are being performed. Applications for the present invention are many but include multi-gigabit transceiver, switching devices, and protocol translation devices. More generally, the device and method provide for application specific clock references to be utilized in order to minimize or eliminate timing mismatch in serial data processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: XILINX, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric D. Groen, Charles W. Boecker, William C. Black, Scott A. Irwin, Joseph Neil Kryzak
  • Patent number: 7809663
    Abstract: A system and method is disclosed which integrates a machine learning solution into a large scale, distributed transaction processing system using a supporting architecture comprising a combination of computer hardware and software. Methods of using a system comprising such supporting architecture provide application designers access to the functionality included in a machine learning solution, but might also provide additional functionality not supported by the machine learning solution itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Convergys CMG Utah, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert D. Birch, Brian D. Craig, Scott A. Irwin, Stephen D. Weagraff
  • Patent number: 7770786
    Abstract: There is disclosed a system and method for creating value by facilitating third party participation in mobile commerce transactions, providing consumers with a unified perspective of commercial activity, and selectively implementing discounts. The system may include a computerized engine and a point of sale wallet, which may be embedded in a personal trusted device. The computerized engine may be programmed to selectively implement a discount associated with a particular transaction. The personal trusted device may comprise a wireless communications technology, which enables the device to communicate with a back-end system and/or other point of sale devices. The personal trusted device may serve as the nexus of consumer transactions by facilitating payment as well as receipt and storage of electronic receipts. The personal trusted device may also be configured to transmit electronic receipts via the communications technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Convergys CMG Utah
    Inventors: Robert D. Birch, Joseph P. Lupo, Scott A. Irwin, Stephen D. Weagraff, Sanjiv Karani, Jeff Gordon