Patents by Inventor Scott J Thompson

Scott J Thompson 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: 10495833
    Abstract: A fiber optic telecommunications device includes a frame and a fiber optic module including a rack mount portion, a center portion, and a main housing portion. The rack mount portion is stationarily coupled to the frame, the center portion is slidably coupled to the rack mount portion along a sliding direction, and the main housing portion is slidably coupled to the center portion along the sliding direction. The main housing portion of the fiber optic module includes fiber optic connection locations for connecting cables to be routed through the frame. The center portion of the fiber optic module includes a radius limiter for guiding cables between the main housing portion and the frame, the center portion also including a latch for unlatching the center portion for slidable movement. Slidable movement of the center portion with respect to the rack mount portion moves the main housing portion with respect to the frame along the sliding direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: James J. Solheid, Thomas Marcouiller, Oscar Fernando Bran de León, Matthew Holmberg, Timothy Jon Haataja, Daniel Ray Mertesdorf, Soutsada Vongseng, Darren Chen, Patrick J. Thompson, John T. Pfarr, Kristofer Bolster, Brent Campbell, Raul Mario Saucedo, Gustavo Cano, Scott E. Sievers
  • Patent number: 10435273
    Abstract: A braking system and method for an apparatus or vehicle moved along a pathway by an apparatus drive mechanism, for halting the movement of the apparatus or vehicle in the event that the drive mechanism loses power or malfunctions. A conveyance system includes a pathway, an moving apparatus moving along the pathway, the apparatus drive mechanism, a brake rail along the pathway having along one edge a multiplicity of regularly spaced teeth with gaps between successive teeth, and a brake device mounted securely to the apparatus. The brake device includes a rotatably driven rotor having outer helical threads for running the gaps in the brake rail with successive turns of the driven rotor without touching the teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: FEDERAL EQUIPMENT COMPANY
    Inventors: Paul Anderson, Thomas R Aultz, Timothy J Beitz, Scott Kim Thompson
  • Publication number: 20190220370
    Abstract: One general aspect of device reservation state preservation in accordance with the present description, provides for an intermediate reservation state, referred to herein as a “peer” reservation state, which may be maintained by a storage controller in the event of a total loss of communication connectivity to the reserving host so long as a peer or partner storage controller of a mirror relationship still has communication connectivity to the host. The peer reservation state as used herein, is a reservation state intermediate between a full reservation state for a device, and a fully released state in which a reservation of the device has been completely released. Other features and aspects may be realized, depending upon the particular application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Scott B. Compton, Matthew R. Craig, Clint A. Hardy, Matthew J. Kalos, Carol S. Mellgren, John G. Thompson
  • Publication number: 20190214582
    Abstract: Novel organic metal complexes containing fused isoquinoline type ligands useful as emitters for near infrared OLED devices are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: UNIVERSAL DISPLAY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nicholas J. THOMPSON, Bin MA, Scott JOSEPH, Pierre-Luc T. BOUDREAULT, Zhiqiang JI
  • Publication number: 20190187395
    Abstract: A fiber optic telecommunications device includes a frame and a fiber optic module including a rack mount portion, a center portion, and a main housing portion. The rack mount portion is stationarily coupled to the frame, the center portion is slidably coupled to the rack mount portion along a sliding direction, and the main housing portion is slidably coupled to the center portion along the sliding direction. The main housing portion of the fiber optic module includes fiber optic connection locations for connecting cables to be routed through the frame. The center portion of the fiber optic module includes a radius limiter for guiding cables between the main housing portion and the frame, the center portion also including a latch for unlatching the center portion for slidable movement. Slidable movement of the center portion with respect to the rack mount portion moves the main housing portion with respect to the frame along the sliding direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: James J. Solheid, Thomas Marcouiller, Oscar Fernando Bran de León, Matthew Holmberg, Timothy Jon Haataja, Daniel Ray Mertesdorf, Soutsada Vongseng, Darren Chen, Patrick J. Thompson, John T. Pfarr, Kristofer Bolster, Brent Campbell, Raul Mario Saucedo, Gustavo Cano, Scott C. Sievers
  • Publication number: 20190163373
    Abstract: One general aspect of device reservation state synchronization in accordance with the present description, device reservation management logic ensures synchronization of reservation states of primary and secondary volumes of a mirror relationship in the event of a change in the state of the mirroring relationship such as achieving full data synchronization between the volumes. Other features and aspects may be realized, depending upon the particular application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Scott B. Compton, Matthew R. Craig, Clint A. Hardy, Matthew J. Kalos, Carol S. Mellgren, John G. Thompson
  • Publication number: 20190163577
    Abstract: One general aspect of device reservation state preservation in accordance with the present description, provides for an intermediate reservation state, referred to herein as a “peer” reservation state, which may be maintained by a storage controller in the event of a total loss of communication connectivity to the reserving host so long as a peer or partner storage controller of a mirror relationship still has communication connectivity to the host. The peer reservation state as used herein, is a reservation state intermediate between a full reservation state for a device, and a fully released state in which a reservation of the device has been completely released. Other features and aspects may be realized, depending upon the particular application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Scott B. Compton, Matthew R. Craig, Clint A. Hardy, Matthew J. Kalos, Carol S. Mellgren, John G. Thompson
  • Publication number: 20190163576
    Abstract: One general aspect of device reservation management in accordance with the present description, is directed to a host issuing I/O data requests to a primary device which synchronously mirrors data to a secondary data storage device wherein both devices are reserved for exclusive use by the host for I/O data requests. In response to a loss of communication connectivity on all paths to the primary storage controller controlling the primary device, the host confirms whether a communication path to the primary device has been established and whether the primary device remains reserved to the host. Upon successful confirmations, the reservation of the primary device is repaired such that I/O data requests to the reserved primary device continue. Other features and aspects may be realized, depending upon the particular application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Scott B. Compton, Matthew R. Craig, Clint A. Hardy, Tri M. Hoang, Matthew J. Kalos, John G. Thompson, Harry M. Yudenfriend
  • Publication number: 20190137716
    Abstract: A fiber optic telecommunications device includes a frame and a fiber optic module including a rack mount portion, a center portion, and a main housing portion. The rack mount portion is stationarily coupled to the frame, the center portion is slidably coupled to the rack mount portion along a sliding direction, and the main housing portion is slidably coupled to the center portion along the sliding direction. The main housing portion of the fiber optic module includes fiber optic connection locations for connecting cables to be routed through the frame. The center portion of the fiber optic module includes a radius limiter for guiding cables between the main housing portion and the frame, the center portion also including a latch for unlatching the center portion for slidable movement. Slidable movement of the center portion with respect to the rack mount portion moves the main housing portion with respect to the frame along the sliding direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: James J. Solheid, Thomas Marcouiller, Oscar Fernando Bran de León, Matthew Holmberg, Timothy Jon Haataja, Daniel Ray Mertesdorf, Soutsada Vongseng, Darren Chen, Patrick J. Thompson, John T. Pfarr, Kristofer Bolster, Brent Campbell, Raul Mario Saucedo, Gustavo Cano, Scott E. Sievers
  • Publication number: 20190133044
    Abstract: A self-propelled baling vehicle for forming a bale of material includes a drive system for propelling the baling vehicle, a baling system for forming the bale, and a control system coupled to the drive system and the baling system. The control system includes a controller configured to determine a proposed location for ejection of the bale, operate the drive system to maneuver the baling vehicle from a first position to a second position for ejection of the bale at the proposed location, operate the baling system to eject the bale at the proposed location, and operate the drive system to maneuver the baling vehicle back to the first position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Kent L. Thompson, Nathan D. Dockter, Kent M. Recker, Gary J. Burns, Scott A. Rempe
  • Patent number: 10114130
    Abstract: Neutron detectors for measuring a neutron yield of a neutron generator may include at least one particle counter disposed in a housing and at least one removable cartridge for receiving at least one collection medium. The at least one removable cartridge configured to be at least partially inserted into the housing to position the collection medium proximate the at least one particle counter. Detector assemblies for evaluating an output of a particle generator may include a housing and a plurality of cartridges that may be selectively received in the housing. Methods of detecting an output of a neutron source include inserting a collection medium into a cartridge, positioning the collection medium proximate a neutron source, and inserting the cartridge with the collection medium into a housing of a neutron yield detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC
    Inventors: David L. Chichester, Scott J. Thompson, James T. Johnson, Scott M. Watson, Robert S. Schley
  • Publication number: 20180149761
    Abstract: Neutron detectors for measuring a neutron yield of a neutron generator may include at least one particle counter disposed in a housing and at least one removable cartridge for receiving at least one collection medium. The at least one removable cartridge configured to be at least partially inserted into the housing to position the collection medium proximate the at least one particle counter. Detector assemblies for evaluating an output of a particle generator may include a housing and a plurality of cartridges that may be selectively received in the housing. Methods of detecting an output of a neutron source include inserting a collection medium into a cartridge, positioning the collection medium proximate a neutron source, and inserting the cartridge with the collection medium into a housing of a neutron yield detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: DAVID L. CHICHESTER, SCOTT J. THOMPSON, JAMES T. JOHNSON, SCOTT M. WATSON, ROBERT S. SCHLEY
  • Publication number: 20180137945
    Abstract: A nuclear fuel assay system comprises a nuclear fuel assembly comprising structures containing nuclear fuel, and a neutron collar surrounding sides of the nuclear fuel assembly and comprising pressurized 4He scintillation detectors. A system for assaying nuclear fuel, and a method of quantifying nuclear material are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: DAVID L. CHICHESTER, SCOTT J. THOMPSON, JAMES T. JOHNSON, JEFFREY D. SANDERS, SCOTT M. WATSON
  • Patent number: 9869232
    Abstract: A cooling system for an internal combustion engine in a vehicle comprises a variable-speed coolant pump for providing a coolant flow to a plurality of heat-transfer nodes coupled in a coolant loop with the pump. Each node generates a flow rate request based on an operating state of the node. The coolant loop is configurable to a plurality of restriction states. A pump controller receives the flow rate requests, maps each respective flow request to a pump flow rate that would produce the respective pump flow rate request, selects a largest mapped pump flow rate, identifies a restriction state in which the coolant loop is configured, selects a pump speed in response to the selected flow rate and the identified restriction state, and commands operation of the pump to produce the selected pump speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Osama A. Abihana, Scott M. Robichaud, Scott J. Thompson
  • Patent number: 8630776
    Abstract: An engine is coupled to an input member of a hybrid transmission. The hybrid transmission is operative to transfer torque between the input member and a torque machine and an output member to generate an output torque in response to an operator torque request. The torque machine is connected to an energy storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignees: GM Global Technology Operations LLC, Daimler AG, Chrysler Group LLC, Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Anthony H. Heap, Wilfried Brunssen, Scott J Thompson
  • Publication number: 20140000862
    Abstract: A cooling system for an internal combustion engine in a vehicle comprises a variable-speed coolant pump for providing a coolant flow to a plurality of heat-transfer nodes coupled in a coolant loop with the pump. Each node generates a flow rate request based on an operating state of the node. The coolant loop is configurable to a plurality of restriction states. A pump controller receives the flow rate requests, maps each respective flow request to a pump flow rate that would produce the respective pump flow rate request, selects a largest mapped pump flow rate, identifies a restriction state in which the coolant loop is configured, selects a pump speed in response to the selected flow rate and the identified restriction state, and commands operation of the pump to produce the selected pump speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Osama A. Abihana, Scott M. Robichaud, Scott J. Thompson
  • Patent number: 8229633
    Abstract: An engine is selectively operative in one of a plurality of engine states to transfer torque to an input member of a hybrid transmission. The hybrid transmission is operative to transfer torque between the input member and a torque machine and an output member to generate an output torque in response to an operator torque request. A method for controlling the engine includes monitoring the operator torque request, determining operating power costs associated with a plurality of candidate engine states in response to the operator torque request, determining transition costs for transitioning the engine from a present engine state to each of the candidate engine states, determining stabilization costs for operating the engine in the present engine state and subsequently operating the engine in each of the candidate engine states, and selecting a preferred engine state based upon the operating power costs, the transition costs, and the stabilization costs for the plurality of engine states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignees: GM Global Technology Operations LLC, Daimler AG, Chrysler Group LLC, Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Anthony H. Heap, Wilfried Brunssen, Scott J Thompson
  • Patent number: 8155814
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a powertrain system and a friction braking system, the powertrain system including a hybrid transmission operative in one of a fixed gear operating range state and a continuously variable operating range state to transmit torque between an input member and a torque machine and an output member coupled to a driveline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignees: GM Global Technology Operations LLC, Daimler AG, Chrysler LLC, Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesekkschaft
    Inventors: Goro Tamai, Thomas S. Miller, Scott J Thompson, Lawrence A. Kaminsky, Jy-Jen F. Sah, Anthony H. Heap
  • Patent number: 8150595
    Abstract: A control method for a hybrid powerplant includes receiving a pre-transition signal, and selectively adjusting a combustion torque of an engine of the powerplant between a first torque value and a second torque value prior to a deactivation transition period based on the pre-transition signal, wherein the second torque value is less than the first torque value. The method further includes selectively adjusting an electric drive torque of an electric machine of the powerplant prior to the deactivation transition period based on the pre-transition signal and the combustion torque. The selectively adjusting the electric drive torque includes adjusting the electric drive torque such that a sum of the combustion torque and the electric drive torque is equal to a desired drive torque of the powerplant during a pre-transition period prior to the deactivation transition period. A related control system is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Inventors: Scott J Thompson, Michael J. Pitsch, Goro Tamai
  • Patent number: 8067908
    Abstract: A powertrain system is operative to transfer power between an input member and a plurality of power actuators and an output member to generate an output torque. The power actuators are connected to an energy storage device. A method for controlling the powertrain system includes monitoring operating conditions of the powertrain system, determining an electric power limit for output power of the energy storage device, selectively enabling electric power boost based upon the operating conditions of the powertrain system, and increasing the electric power limit when electric power boost is enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignees: GM Global Technology Operations LLC, Daimler AG, Chrysler LLC, Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Anthony H. Heap, Goro Tamai, Scott J Thompson