Patents by Inventor Scott Lauffer

Scott Lauffer 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: 20200202306
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for autonomous vehicle scheduling are disclosed herein. An example apparatus includes memory including machine readable instructions and processor circuitry to execute the instructions to determine that a calendar request for a vehicle is associated with a location or a route previously associated with the vehicle, the calendar request to be generated via a user interface application; generate a predicted request for the vehicle in response to the determination that the calendar request is associated with the location or the route previously associated with the vehicle; and generate a prompt to be presented via the user interface application, the prompt associated with the predicted request for the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Samer Abbas, Scott Lauffer
  • Patent number: 10607192
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for autonomous vehicle scheduling are disclosed herein. An example method includes receiving, at a first processor, a first request for a vehicle to travel to a location. The first request is to be transmitted to the first processor from a second processor. The example method includes calculating an arrival time of the vehicle based on the first request. The example includes comparing the first request to a second request for the vehicle based on the arrival time. The example method includes scheduling the first request based on the comparison and directing the vehicle to the location based on the schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Samer Abbas, Scott Lauffer
  • Patent number: 10402781
    Abstract: Multi-dimensional barcodes at a product include service identifiers for the product so that an end user with a portable information handling system captures an image of the multi-dimensional barcode and extracts the service identifiers to obtain service information from a service network location. For example, a service identifier embeds a URL that links to a video demonstrating how to assemble the product. As another example, a service identifier links to a service network location and includes a unique identifier so that an end user retrieves warranty or purchase information for the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin Terwilliger, Scott Lauffer
  • Publication number: 20180060827
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for autonomous vehicle scheduling are disclosed herein. An example method includes receiving, at a first processor, a first request for a vehicle to travel to a location. The first request is to be transmitted to the first processor from a second processor. The example method includes calculating an arrival time of the vehicle based on the first request. The example includes comparing the first request to a second request for the vehicle based on the arrival time. The example method includes scheduling the first request based on the comparison and directing the vehicle to the location based on the schedule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Samer Abbas, Scott Lauffer
  • Patent number: 9430576
    Abstract: Multi-dimensional barcodes at a product include service identifiers for the product so that an end user with a portable information handling system captures an image of the multi-dimensional barcode and extracts the service identifiers to obtain service information from a service network location. For example, a service identifier embeds a URL that links to a video demonstrating how to assemble the product. As another example, a service identifier links to a service network location and includes a unique identifier so that an end user retrieves warranty or purchase information for the product. In one embodiment, a chassis supports plural information handling system modules and present information for the modules with QR codes displayed at a chassis-wide dynamic fault code display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin Terwilliger, Scott Lauffer, Pankaj Bishnoi, Bradley Lawrence
  • Patent number: 8833661
    Abstract: Multi-dimensional barcodes at a product include service identifiers for the product so that an end user with a portable information handling system captures an image of the multi-dimensional barcode and extracts the service identifiers to obtain service information from a service network location. For example, a service identifier embeds a URL that links to a video demonstrating how to assemble the product. As another example, a service identifier links to a service network location and includes a unique identifier so that an end user retrieves warranty or purchase information for the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin Terwilliger, Scott Lauffer
  • Publication number: 20140246488
    Abstract: Multi-dimensional barcodes at a product include service identifiers for the product so that an end user with a portable information handling system captures an image of the multi-dimensional barcode and extracts the service identifiers to obtain service information from a service network location. For example, a service identifier embeds a URL that links to a video demonstrating how to assemble the product. As another example, a service identifier links to a service network location and includes a unique identifier so that an end user retrieves warranty or purchase information for the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: DELL PRODUCTS L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin Terwilliger, Scott Lauffer, Pankaj Bishnoi, Bradley Lawrence
  • Patent number: 8746548
    Abstract: Multi-dimensional barcodes at a product include service identifiers for the product so that an end user with a portable information handling system captures an image of the multi-dimensional barcode and extracts the service identifiers to obtain service information from a service network location. For example, a service identifier embeds a URL that links to a video demonstrating how to assemble the product. As another example, a service identifier links to a service network location and includes a unique identifier so that an end user retrieves warranty or purchase information for the product. In one embodiment, a chassis supports plural information handling system modules and present information for the modules with QR codes displayed at a chassis-wide dynamic fault code display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin Terwilliger, Scott Lauffer, Pankaj Bishnoi, Bradley Lawrence
  • Patent number: 8431823
    Abstract: A cable management device is provided, which includes a first leg and a second leg connected by a connecting crown member. A first protrusion extends from the first leg. A second protrusion extends from the second leg. The first leg and the second leg both include an aperture. The cable management device includes passageway defined by an inner-surface of the first leg, an inner-surface of the second leg, and an inner-surface of the connecting crown member. The passageway is operable to hold a cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Yinggang Du, Julia Heard, Scott Lauffer
  • Publication number: 20130069781
    Abstract: Multi-dimensional barcodes at a product include service identifiers for the product so that an end user with a portable information handling system captures an image of the multi-dimensional barcode and extracts the service identifiers to obtain service information from a service network location. For example, a service identifier embeds a URL that links to a video demonstrating how to assemble the product. As another example, a service identifier links to a service network location and includes a unique identifier so that an end user retrieves warranty or purchase information for the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Inventors: Kevin Terwilliger, Scott Lauffer
  • Publication number: 20130071029
    Abstract: Multi-dimensional barcodes at a product include service identifiers for the product so that an end user with a portable information handling system captures an image of the multi-dimensional barcode and extracts the service identifiers to obtain service information from a service network location. For example, a service identifier embeds a URL that links to a video demonstrating how to assemble the product. As another example, a service identifier links to a service network location and includes a unique identifier so that an end user retrieves warranty or purchase information for the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Inventors: Kevin Terwilliger, Scott Lauffer, Pankaj Bishnoi, Bradley Lawrence
  • Publication number: 20130069794
    Abstract: Multi-dimensional barcodes at a product include service identifiers for the product so that an end user with a portable information handling system captures an image of the multi-dimensional barcode and extracts the service identifiers to obtain service information from a service network location. For example, a service identifier embeds a URL that links to a video demonstrating how to assemble the product. As another example, a service identifier links to a service network location and includes a unique identifier so that an end user retrieves warranty or purchase information for the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Inventors: Kevin Terwilliger, Scott Lauffer
  • Publication number: 20120222882
    Abstract: A cable management device is provided, which includes a first leg and a second leg connected by a connecting crown member. A first protrusion extends from the first leg. A second protrusion extends from the second leg. The first leg and the second leg both include an aperture. The cable management device includes passageway defined by an inner-surface of the first leg, an inner-surface of the second leg, and an inner-surface of the connecting crown member. The passageway is operable to hold a cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: DELL PRODUCTS L.P.
    Inventors: Yinggang Du, Julia Heard, Scott Lauffer
  • Patent number: 7576979
    Abstract: An improved modular server handle mechanism. The handle mechanism provides a translating handle mechanism that does not visibly function like a cam lever, and provides a carry handle solution when transporting the blade. In operation, to remove a blade server, a user pushes a button that releases the handle from a locked position. The handle is then pulled, and the cam levers undock the blade module from the chassis. When the cam motion is complete, the handle “locks out” in an open position to provide a carry handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Timothy C. Dearborn, George Hoh, Brandon Joel Brocklesby, Scott Lauffer, Richard Crisp, Paul Kramer
  • Patent number: D593564
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Timothy C. Dearborn, Scott Lauffer, Bryan K. Hunter, Mark Gilson
  • Patent number: D593565
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Timothy C. Dearborn, Scott Lauffer, Bryan K. Hunter, Mark Gilson
  • Patent number: D598448
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Scott Lauffer, Richard Crisp, Yinggang Du
  • Patent number: D612330
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Yinggang Du, Bryan K. Hunter, Lorenz Henric Jentz, Scott Lauffer
  • Patent number: D612803
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Yinggang Du, Mark Gilson, Scott Lauffer, Jared Mockler
  • Patent number: D650785
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin Terwilliger, Scott Lauffer, Yinggang Du