Patents by Inventor Scott Laughlin

Scott Laughlin 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: 20210033220
    Abstract: A support clip can be configured to support objects relative to a cable support system having wire members. A support system engagement portion can have first, second, and third attachments, which can be removably attachable to the wire members of the cable support system. The first attachment can define a first partly cylindrical pocket with a first entrance, the second attachment can define a second partly cylindrical pocket with a second entrance, and the third attachment can define a hook that defines a third elongate pocket and a third entrance. The first and second attachments can be configured to receive respective wire members to attach the support clip to the cable support system in a first orientation and the second and third attachments can be configured to receive respective wire members to attach the support clip to the cable support system in a second orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Raymond Scott Laughlin, Daniel Kozlowski
  • Patent number: 10849161
    Abstract: Systems and methods for using a communication system in a spectrum are provided. For example, a random access or RACH procedure may be performed where the random access or RACH procedure may be configured to reduce secondary interference and/or to be used in a pixel-based environment. The random access or RACH procedure may include selecting a RACH preamble; sending a RACH preamble and/or format information; determining a transmission power of the RACH preamble and/or the format information; determining a random access radio network temporary identifier (RA-RNTI) and preamble ID associated with the RACH preamble; and/or selecting a physical RACH (PRACH).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Rocco Di Girolamo, Martino M. Freda, Jean-Louis Gauvreau, Scott Laughlin, Debashish Purkayastha
  • Publication number: 20200347871
    Abstract: A spring nut for attaching a threaded object to a structure can include first and second arms extending from the base, and a wedge element. The wedge element can be configured to selectively operatively urge the first and second arms apart to release the threaded object from between the first and second arms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Eric J. Wilson, Raymond Scott Laughlin
  • Publication number: 20200300195
    Abstract: Unique apparatuses and methods for scraping deposits from a piston as the piston moves in an upstroke direction and a downstroke direction. An engine assembly includes a cylinder having a cylinder bore, a piston having a crown end, wherein the piston is disposed in the cylinder bore and configured to move in an upstroke direction and a downstroke direction relative to the cylinder bore. The piston includes a first land positioned adjacent the crown end. An antipolishing ring is disposed within the cylinder bore. The antipolishing ring has an outer annular surface and an inner annular surface, the inner annular surface has one or more protrusions configured to scrape the first land when the piston moves in the upstroke direction and the downstroke direction. The protrusions are also configured to scrape the first land when the piston has secondary or lateral motion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Chao Cheng, Neal R. Phelps, Andrew Laughlin, Scott Daniel Saum
  • Publication number: 20200204593
    Abstract: A device secures open authorization (OAuth) resources according to systems described herein. In some instances, a resource server is configured for receiving a request for authorization from a client device. The request, for authorization to use a requested resource, may include a token having at least one claim. The resource server may interpret data of the token according to a domain specific language. The interpreting may obtain at least one rule associated with the at least one claim from among a range of resource access control rules. The rule may be compared against a resource request and operation. Based on the comparison, the request may be allowed or rejected. In one example, interpretation of the token may decode resources including quantities and combinations of uniform resource identifiers (URIs) claimed by the token using a domain specific language defined by a context-free grammar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Jeffrey Scott Bailey, Elliott Edwards, John Andrew Laughlin, Rylan Herdt
  • Patent number: 10581918
    Abstract: A device secures open authorization (OAuth) resources according to systems described herein. In some instances, a resource server is configured for receiving a request for authorization from a client device. The request, for authorization to use a requested resource, may include a token having at least one claim. The resource server may interpret data of the token according to a domain specific language. The interpreting may obtain at least one rule associated with the at least one claim from among a range of resource access control rules. The rule may be compared against a resource request and operation. Based on the comparison, the request may be allowed or rejected. In one example, interpretation of the token may decode resources including quantities and combinations of uniform resource identifiers (URIs) claimed by the token using a domain specific language defined by a context-free grammar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Itron, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Scott Bailey, Elliott Edwards, John Andrew Laughlin, Rylan Herdt
  • Publication number: 20190393688
    Abstract: An attachment can secure an electrical box to a support structure without the use of fasteners. An attachment body can be configured to be secured to the support structure. One or more engagement arrangements can include first and second arms that are configured to engage first and second mounting openings of an electrical box without use of a separate fastener.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Scott Laughlin, Nathan Joseph Petek, Raymond Michael Olle
  • Publication number: 20190357253
    Abstract: Systems and methods for using a communication system in a spectrum are provided. For example, a random access or RACH procedure may be performed where the random access or RACH procedure may be configured to reduce secondary interference and/or to be used in a pixel-based environment. The random access or RACH procedure may include selecting a RACH preamble; sending a RACH preamble and/or format information; determining a transmission power of the RACH preamble and/or the format information; determining a random access radio network temporary identifier (RA-RNTI) and preamble ID associated with the RACH preamble; and/or selecting a physical RACH (PRACH).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Rocco Di Girolamo, Martino M. Freda, Jean-Louis Gauvreau, Scott Laughlin, Debashish Purkayastha
  • Patent number: 10462674
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for spectrum coordination are described. A method of spectrum coordination includes a spectrum coordinator receiving a request for shared spectrum from a CRS that the spectrum coordinator supports. The request includes at least one minimum protection requirement. The spectrum coordinator determines protection criteria for the CRS based on the at least one minimum protection requirement received from the CRS. The spectrum coordinator sends the protection criteria for the CRS to a geo-location database for use in assigning shared spectrum to other CRSs that the spectrum coordinator does not support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Martino M. Freda, Jean-Louis Gauvreau, Mihaela C. Beluri, Scott Laughlin, Pekka Ojanen, Amith V. Chincholi
  • Patent number: 10390367
    Abstract: Systems and methods for using a communication system in a spectrum are provided. For example, a random access or RACH procedure may be performed where the random access or RACH procedure may be configured to reduce secondary interference and/or to be used in a pixel-based environment. The random access or RACH procedure may include selecting a RACH preamble; sending a RACH preamble and/or format information; determining a transmission power of the RACH preamble and/or the format information; determining a random access radio network temporary identifier (RA-RNTI) and preamble ID associated with the RACH preamble; and/or selecting a physical RACH (PRACH).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Rocco Di Girolamo, Martino M. Freda, Jean-Louis Gauvreau, Scott Laughlin, Debashish Purkayastha
  • Publication number: 20190150195
    Abstract: Systems and methods for using a communication system in a spectrum are provided. For example, a random access or RACH procedure may be performed where the random access or RACH procedure may be configured to reduce secondary interference and/or to be used in a pixel-based environment. The random access or RACH procedure may include selecting a RACH preamble; sending a RACH preamble and/or format information; determining a transmission power of the RACH preamble and/or the format information; determining a random access radio network temporary identifier (RA-RNTI) and preamble ID associated with the RACH preamble; and/or selecting a physical RACH (PRACH).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Rocco Di Girolamo, Martino M. Freda, Jean-Louis Gauvreau, Scott Laughlin, Debashish Purkayastha
  • Patent number: 10237039
    Abstract: A wireless network may implement a reduced bandwidth for control information transmitted and/or received on the wireless network. The reduced bandwidth may be used to avoid interference that may be detected from an in-band or adjacent channel. The reduced bandwidth may be used for transmission and/or reception of control information on a cellular or Wi-Fi channel. An eNB or an access point (AP) may signal to a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) information associated with the reduced control channel, such as the power and/or the location of the channel in a frequency band. The control channel may be shifted to avoid a change in interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Louis Gauvreau, Martino M. Freda, Chunxuan Ye, Rocco Di Girolamo, Scott Laughlin, Marian Rudolf, Athmane Touag, Kamraan Nasim Syed
  • Patent number: 10201013
    Abstract: Systems and methods for using a communication system in a spectrum are provided. For example, a random access or RACH procedure may be performed where the random access or RACH procedure may be configured to reduce secondary interference and/or to be used in a pixel-based environment. The random access or RACH procedure may include selecting a RACH preamble; sending a RACH preamble and/or format information; determining a transmission power of the RACH preamble and/or the format information; determining a random access radio network temporary identifier (RA-RNTI) and preamble ID associated with the RACH preamble; and/or selecting a physical RACH (PRACH).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Rocco Di Girolamo, Martino M. Freda, Jean-Louis Gauvreau, Scott Laughlin, Debashish Purkayastha
  • Patent number: 10178553
    Abstract: A shared spectrum manager (SSM) may enable spectrum access for Tier 2 Users (T2Us) and Tier 3 Users (T3Us) while provisioning quality of access (QoA) in a dynamic shared spectrum environment while ensuring sufficient spectrum and interference protection for Tier 1 Users (T1Us). The SSM may enable new user spectrum authorizations by sending, to a regulator, a request for administrative information, and receiving, from the regulator, a policy and user authorization information for at least one user. The SSM may register a T2U with or without contacting the regulator. The SSM may perform quality based admission control by receiving periodic measurements from a master device of each T2U with an active frequency assignment indicating a Quality of Operation (QoO) experienced by the respective T2U, maintaining a map of an effective QoOs for a plurality of T2Us, and categorizing protection contours associated with each of the plurality of T2Us.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Pekka Ojanen, Martino M Freda, Mihaela C Beluri, Scott Laughlin, Tan B Le, Jean-Louis Gauvreau
  • Patent number: 10153891
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for coexistence among wireless transmit/receive units (WTRUs) operating in the same spectrum are disclosed. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) may include a processor that receives a configuration of a coexistence gap pattern defining a pattern of transmission periods and silent periods for the WTRU. The processor may control the WTRU to transmit information during the transmission periods and to not transmit information during the silent periods of the coexistence gap pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Martino M. Freda, Rocco Di Girolamo, Jean-Louis Gauvreau, Scott Laughlin, Athmane Touag, Mihaela C. Beluri, Joseph M. Murray, Yuying Dai, Stephen E. Terry, Parul Mudgal, Kamraan Nasim Syed
  • Publication number: 20180270815
    Abstract: Coexistence gaps may permit one radio access technology (RAT) to coexists with another RAT by providing period in which one RAT may be silent and another may transmit. Methods may account for the RAT traffic and for the presence of other secondary users in a channel. Methods may be provided to dynamically change the parameters of a coexistence gap pattern, such as the duty cycle, to adapt to both the RAT traffic and the presence of other secondary users. Methods may include PHY methods, such as synchronization signal (PSS/SSS) based, MIB based, and PDCCH based, MAC CE based methods, and RRC Methods. Measurements may be provided to detect the presence of secondary users, and may include reporting of interference measured during ON and OFF durations, and detection of secondary users based on interference and RSRP/RSRQ measurements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Erdem Bala, Mihaela C. Beluri, Debashish Purkayastha, Scott Laughlin, Martino M. Freda, Rocco Di Girolamo, Jean-Louis Gauvreau, Athmane Touag, Joseph M. Murray, David S. Bass
  • Patent number: 10070431
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus may be used to provide assistance for connection procedures in a hierarchical network where macro cells may be operating in licensed spectrum while small cells may be operating in dynamic and shared spectrums, such as TVWS. This may be done, for example, to allow an LTE system performing carrier aggregation (CA) to reconfigure itself to change from a supplementary cell (SuppCell) in one dynamic and shared spectrum channel to a SuppCell in another dynamic and shared spectrum channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Athmane Touag, Jean-Louis Gauvreau, Rocco Di Girolamo, Martino M. Freda, Joseph M. Murray, Mihaela C. Beluri, Scott Laughlin, Debashish Purkayastha, Angelo A. Cuffaro
  • Publication number: 20180124833
    Abstract: Systems and methods for using a communication system in a spectrum are provided. For example, a random access or RACH procedure may be performed where the random access or RACH procedure may be configured to reduce secondary interference and/or to be used in a pixel-based environment. The random access or RACH procedure may include selecting a RACH preamble; sending a RACH preamble and/or format information; determining a transmission power of the RACH preamble and/or the format information; determining a random access radio network temporary identifier (RA-RNTI) and preamble ID associated with the RACH preamble; and/or selecting a physical RACH (PRACH).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Rocco Di Girolamo, Martino M. Freda, Jean-Louis Gauvreau, Scott Laughlin, Debashish Purkayastha
  • Patent number: 9894686
    Abstract: Systems and methods for using a communication system in a spectrum are provided. For example, a random access or RACH procedure may be performed where the random access or RACH procedure may be configured to reduce secondary interference and/or to be used in a pixel-based environment. The random access or RACH procedure may include selecting a RACH preamble; sending a RACH preamble and/or format information; determining a transmission power of the RACH preamble and/or the format information; determining a random access radio network temporary identifier (RA-RNTI) and preamble ID associated with the RACH preamble; and/or selecting a physical RACH (PRACH).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Rocco Di Girolamo, Martino M. Freda, Jean-Louis Gauvreau, Scott Laughlin, Debashish Purkayastha
  • Publication number: 20170353857
    Abstract: A shared spectrum manager (SSM) may enable spectrum access for Tier 2 Users (T2Us) and Tier 3 Users (T3Us) while provisioning quality of access (QoA) in a dynamic shared spectrum environment while ensuring sufficient spectrum and interference protection for Tier 1 Users (T1Us). The SSM may enable new user spectrum authorizations by sending, to a regulator, a request for administrative information, and receiving, from the regulator, a policy and user authorization information for at least one user. The SSM may register a T2U with or without contacting the regulator. The SSM may perform quality based admission control by receiving periodic measurements from a master device of each T2U with an active frequency assignment indicating a Quality of Operation (QoO) experienced by the respective T2U, maintaining a map of an effective QoOs for a plurality of T2Us, and categorizing protection contours associated with each of the plurality of T2Us.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Pekka Ojanen, Martino M. Freda, Mihaela C. Beluri, Scott Laughlin, Tan B. Le, Jean-Louis Gauvreau