Patents by Inventor Scott Joseph

Scott Joseph 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: 20200217817
    Abstract: A sensor may include a sensing element retained within a storage compartment filled with a storage medium, which may also be used as a calibration medium. The sensing element can include a sensing surface located away from the distal end of the sensing element, such that an inactive section of the sensing element can cooperate with a sealing member such as an O-ring to form part of the seal retaining the storage/calibration medium. The sensing element can be extended and retracted from the storage compartment to expose the sensing surface to a process medium, while preserving the storage medium within the storage compartment for post-measurement validation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Robert J. Garrahy, Scott T. Broadley, Chang-Dong Feng, Bradley Joseph Sargent, Josh L. Rothman, Andrew John Boyce
  • Publication number: 20200219119
    Abstract: An electronic messaging waste receptacle combines a waste receptacle in a lower body portion of the electronic messaging waste receptacle, and further include several display devices mounted on an upper body portion of the electronic messaging waste receptacle. The electronic messaging waster receptacle further includes a speaker, and a variety of interactive media to perform an assortment of messaging functions in a public venue while also collecting waste. The electronic messaging waste receptacle displays messaging in electronic graphic form on the electronic display devices and can receive messages to be displayed wirelessly. The display devices integrated with the waste receptacle display images of advertising, messages, and pertinent information in electronic form. The waste receptacle is configured to receive and compact waste that is deposited by users into the waste receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventor: Scott Joseph Frybarger
  • Patent number: 10708367
    Abstract: Systems and methods for facilitating user interaction such as within a social network are described. In one implementation, location-based display of images and/or other information associated with other users or entities may be provided. The information may be provided in association with mapping or other positional data or information such as personal interests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Grindr LLC
    Inventors: Joel Joseph Simkhai, Scott Ryan Lewallen, Morten Bek Ditlevsen
  • Patent number: 10706124
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are disclosed for enabling structured data to be associated with visual content in a manner that preserves the ability to edit the visual content using a content application such as a notebook application. Techniques and systems enable semantic notation to be introduced into selected regions of the visual content that indicate the visual content's structured data, allowing the content to be searched and accessed more easily by common search technologies and search engines. The semantic notation is assigned to the visual content so that the introduction of the semantic notation does not hinder the user's viewing or editing of the visual content with a content application. The inclusion of the semantic notation does not cause existing visual editing tools that do not understand the semantic notation to cease to function properly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory Bernard Akselrod, Daniel Robert Amirault, Eun Ju Nam, Gareth Alun Jones, Nicholas Jordan Barnwell, Allison Gallant, Ignacio Omar Venado Estrada, William Joseph Bishop, Bharathwaj Raam Sampathkumar, Koushik Bhattacharjee, Scott Kurtzeborn
  • Patent number: 10704414
    Abstract: A containment structure for surrounding a rotatable machine includes a double-walled inner shell having a forward end, an aft end, and a substantially cylindrical body extending therebetween. The inner shell includes an inner wall at least partially surrounding a bladed portion of the bladed rotor, and an outer portion that branches radially outward from the inner wall. The containment structure also includes a substantially cylindrical back sheet coupled to the outer portion and disposed radially outward of the inner wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Nitesh Jain, Nicholas Joseph Kray, Manoj Kumar Jain, Mojibur Rahman, Nagamohan Govinahalli Prabhakar, Scott Roger Finn, Thomas Chadwick Waldman, Apostolos Pavlos Karafillis
  • Patent number: 10704677
    Abstract: A transmission includes an accumulator to hold one of more shift elements in an engaged state while an engine is off. The transmission also includes a hydraulic park system that disengages park in response to engagement of two shift elements. In some circumstance, draining the accumulator in an uncontrolled manner in the presence of a failed valve may lead to unintentionally disengaging park. To avoid this, the accumulator is discharged in a controlled manner. Fluid is first transferred from the accumulator to a shift element apply chamber. Then, the fluid is vented from the shift element apply chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Joseph Gittins, Lisa Waldock, Stephen Michael Cicala, Joseph Scott Slayton, Derek Kinch, Timothy Fedullo, Bradley D. Riedle
  • Patent number: 10704615
    Abstract: A vehicle includes an engine, a transmission, and a controller. The transmission has clutches, a circuit configured to transport fluid to the clutches, a pump configured to circulate the fluid through the circuit, and an accumulator disposed along the circuit. The controller is programmed to, responsive to an engine start and a fluid temperature being less than a temperature threshold, discharge the accumulator to prime the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Joseph Gittins, Timothy Fedullo, Samuel Melville Glauber, Andrew James Myrna, Benjamin Rupley, Ryan Eggebrecht
  • Patent number: 10706141
    Abstract: An embodiment of a method of providing identity services includes: receiving identity data for an individual for which the identity provider has provided an identity; generating a transaction to store an identifier representing the identity data in a data structure on a blockchain of a distributed system; sending the transaction to at least one node of the distributed system; and generating an identity token incorporating the identifier representing the identity data. An embodiment of a method of verifying an identity includes: receiving data extracted from the identity token, wherein the extracted data includes an identifier representing the identity data; determining whether a data structure containing the extracted identifier representing the identity data is stored on a blockchain of a distributed system; and outputting an indication of a validity of an identity associated with the identity data based on the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventors: David Costa Faidella, Robert Joseph Schukai, Scott Ryan Manuel, Marco Pierleoni, Jason A. Thomas
  • Patent number: 10697541
    Abstract: A park valve performs a multi-plexing function in which an out-of-park circuit is connected to line pressure when the valve is in an out-of-park position and is vented when the valve is in a park position. When particular clutches are released, the out-of-park circuit biases the park valve toward the out-of-park position. To engage park, a controller commands a low line pressure, reducing the forces that bias the park valve toward the out-of-park position. To accelerate the pressure decay in the line pressure circuit, thereby decreasing the time required to achieve park, the controller commands engagement of one or more shift elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Joseph Gittins, Timothy Fedullo, Samuel Melville Glauber, Derek Kinch, Joseph Scott Slayton
  • Publication number: 20200202460
    Abstract: In general, intelligent fuel dispensers are provided. In at least some implementations, an intelligent fuel dispenser can determine customer identities and/or other characteristics and provide customized fueling sessions based on the determined customer identities and/or other characteristics. In at least some implementations, the fuel dispenser includes a touchless interface allowing customers to complete fueling sessions with minimal physical contact with the fuel dispenser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: Wayne Fueling Systems LLC
    Inventors: John Joseph Morris, Scott R. Negley, III, Annika Birkler, Richard Carlsson, Patrick Jeitler, Randal S. Kretzler
  • Patent number: 10689602
    Abstract: Cleaning compositions and methods for removing chewing gum, its components and other sticky soils from surfaces, especially production facilities, are disclosed. Cleaning composition solutions that do not require a rinse step are disclosed and suitable for treatment of surfaces having indirect food contact. In an aspect, the cleaning compositions and methods employ a scraping-spraying-wiping procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Clinton Hunt, Jr., Tanya Paola Tristan Garza, Mallory Jo Tevis, Mark Andrew Malwitz, Marne Colleen Rasinen, Eric Joseph Ditzel, Scott Lyman Burnett, Sara Trevino Garza
  • Patent number: 10689014
    Abstract: A locomotive control system includes an operation manager controller electrically coupled to an operator controller of a locomotive and to a local vehicle control system of the locomotive. The operation manager controller receives an operator command from the operator controller and can regulate the operator command to control operation of the locomotive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventors: Scott Joseph Zarella, Ikechi Olakunle Emelogu, Brian Edward Celidonia, Narendrasingh Puransingh Patnurkar, Kaushik Sondur
  • Patent number: 10685193
    Abstract: Systems and methods of identifying wearable tags or other items within a facility. The location of the identifiable item can be calculated by the system and used to improve the efficiency of the facility or to dispatch emergency help or maintenance to the location of the badge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: United States Postal Service
    Inventors: Shahpour Ashaari, David C. Lin, Seth S. Vasa, Scott R. Bombaugh, Mario Andre Salisbury, Thomas Jay Graham, Erich Joseph Petre
  • Patent number: 10685431
    Abstract: Methods for quantifying pupil swim are disclosed in order to compensate for the same. A target image, in one embodiment, is displayed on a display of a head mounted display (HMD). Images of the target image are captured from a plurality of positions relative to an optical axis of an optics block of the HMD at an exit pupil of the HMD. The target image includes features and differences between observed locations of the features and their expected locations absent the optics block are determined. From these differences, a wavefront of the optics block is reconstructed and distortion corrections for the optics block are generated using the wavefront. The distortion corrections, when applied to a virtual scene, add pre-distortion that is canceled by the optical imperfections of the optics block as light of the virtual scene with the pre-distortion passes through the optics block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ying Geng, Stephen James McNally, Brett Joseph Bryars, Scott Charles McEldowney, Alexander Jobe Fix, Douglas Robert Lanman
  • Publication number: 20200178947
    Abstract: An insertion instrument is configured to eject at least one anchor body into respective target locations, and subsequently apply a predetermined tensile force at least one actuation member of the at least one anchor member so as to actuate the at least one anchor body from a first configuration to a second expanded configuration. The insertion instrument can include a tension assembly that applies the predetermined tensile force to the at least one actuation member. The predetermined tensile force can be defined by a distance of travel, a predetermined failure force of a fuse, or a combination of distance of travel and a predetermined failure force of a fuse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Ernie Corrao, Ron George Litke, JR., Wamis Singhatat, Scott Larsen, Stephen Joseph Snyder, Nicolas Bouduban, Robert L. Richards
  • Publication number: 20200173111
    Abstract: A pulp mixture includes a lignocellulosic material, water, lignin, an inorganic salt, and a copolymer including two or more structural units chosen from ethylene oxide units, propylene oxide units, (meth)acrylic acid units, ethyl acrylate units, and combinations thereof. The copolymer is free of silicone-containing structural units and the lignin is present in an amount of greater than about 150 ppm, based on a total weight of the pulp mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Iris Bennor Barton, Todd Bolton, Daniel Joseph Nicholson, Scott Thomas Schnelle
  • Patent number: 10672217
    Abstract: A system, device and method for dispensing a product includes a delivery system that includes at least one auger with internal flighting that is either integral with or attached to an internal wall of a barrel portion of the auger. The auger rotates and the spiral flighting within the auger transmits a product from a bulk loading station to a product dispensation area. Thus, products can be bulk loaded into a device rather than having to be loaded one-by-one into a dispensing device. The spiral flighting reduces pinch points associated with conventional auger systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Freeosk, Inc.
    Inventors: Tony Lee Koenigsknecht, Ken Eric Maisonville, Paul Joseph Gray, Albert John Kohn, Scott Alan Albright
  • Publication number: 20200168347
    Abstract: A low-power platform senses an environment around the platform. The platform includes sensor interfaces, a multiplexer, a dual port memory, a processor, and a radio. The similar sensor interfaces are for attaching environmental sensors. The multiplexer combines the environmental data from the attached environmental sensors into a single stream. The dual port memory temporarily stores the stream. The processor intermittently retrieves the stream from the dual port memory. The radio forwards the stream toward a central system. Each interface includes a mechanical interlock for attaching a respective environmental sensor and an electrical interlock for detecting whether the mechanical interlock engages the environmental sensor. Each interface transfers peripheral power and environmental data for the respective environmental sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Laura Catherine Tolliver, Kevin Paul Votapka, Scott Christopher Batson, Bruce James Billian, Tony Donald Stafford, Kaitlyn Rebecca Bub, Hunter Joseph Smith, Lucas Duane Powell, Wesley Jamel Jones, Brandon Scott Lood, Joshua James Murphy, Kevin Joseph Pinzhoffer, Christopher Stephen Williams, Peyton Cavaroc, Alicia Hilton
  • Patent number: 10662813
    Abstract: A turbine engine that includes an engine casing including a shell and an angel wing member. The angel wing member includes a base defined at the shell and a tip positioned distal from the base. The turbine engine also includes a backsheet extending over the angel wing member such that an angled region is defined in the backsheet at an interface with the tip. The tip has a predetermined contour capable of mitigating stress concentrations in the angled region induced from said tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Thomas Chadwick Waldman, James Edward Thompson, Douglas Ward, Nicholas Joseph Kray, Scott Roger Finn, Apostolos Pavlos Karafillis
  • Publication number: 20200159919
    Abstract: Systems, computer program products, and methods are described herein for cross platform user event record aggregation system. The present invention is configured to receive one or more exposure events from one or more detection systems; determine that a combination of at least a portion of the one or more exposure events indicates an intrusion in at least one of the one or more detection systems, thereby requiring elevated review of each exposure event; initiate the elevated review based on at least the indication of the intrusion; determine whether the intrusion is benign or harmful; and re-train the machine learning algorithm based on at least determining whether the intrusion is benign or harmful, thereby adjusting the score for future incidents of each exposure event in the combination of at least a portion of the one or more exposure events.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Scott Anderson Sims, Kolt Arthur Bell, Michael Joseph Carroll, Elliot Piatetsky, Stephen M. Schneeweis, Craig D. Widmann, Dharmender Kumar Satija, Sai Kishan Alapati