Patents by Inventor Scott Shepard

Scott Shepard 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: 10753651
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods for increasing the concentration level, longevity and efficiency of photovoltaic (PV) systems via optical filtering waveguides. The waveguides can transfer absorbed heat via steam (or other gasses) and water (or other liquids) for subsequent solar thermal (ST) energy conversion and provide low-loss transmission of the filtered light over a grid of PV systems. These include new balloon/bulb type collectors interfacing with the optical filtering waveguides which then mode-couple solar energy into the PVs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventor: Scott Shepard
  • Publication number: 20200010500
    Abstract: Metaphosphate compounds can directly phosphorylate other compounds to provide easy synthetic access to phosphorylated compounds, including cyclic phosphate compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Christopher C. Cummins, Scott Shepard
  • Patent number: 9558231
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with a data view for clinical data are described. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a request from a user to view summarized case report form (CRF) data, where the CRF data corresponds to a plurality case report forms (CRFs) stored in one or more normalized transactional tables. A view query is constructed based, at least in part, on the request and executed on one or more denormalized summary tables to construct a view. The denormalized summary tables store selected CRF data from the normalized transactional tables and are updated concurrently with each update to the transactional tables. The method includes rendering the view for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Scott Shepard, Hanan Butler, Paul Boyd, Paul Bradford, Sai K. Lee, Michael T. O'Connell, Roxanne Chang, Christopher Luu
  • Patent number: 9298764
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with partial source verification are described. In one embodiment, a method includes selecting, from a corpus of records, a set of records that includes fewer records than the corpus, where each record corresponds to an instance of an electronic form that records information about a given subject. The set of records is provided for source verification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Scott Shepard, Hanan Butler, Paul Bradford, Paul Boyd, Scott Kay
  • Publication number: 20140289596
    Abstract: A system facilitates the browsing of information of interest. The system obtains a transcription of the information and provides the transcription to a user. The system also retrieves the information in its original format and presents the information to the user in the original format.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicants: Verizon Corporate Services Group Inc., RAYTHEON BBN TECHNOLOGIES CORP.
    Inventors: Scott SHEPARD, Sean COLBATH, Francis G. KUBALA
  • Publication number: 20130318049
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with partial source verification are described. In one embodiment, a method includes selecting, from a corpus of records, a set of records that includes fewer records than the corpus, where each record corresponds to an instance of an electronic form that records information about a given subject. The set of records is provided for source verification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventors: Scott SHEPARD, Hanan BUTLER, Paul BRADFORD, Paul BOYD, Scott KAY
  • Publication number: 20130318106
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with a data view for clinical data are described. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a request from a user to view summarized case report form (CRF) data, where the CRF data corresponds to a plurality case report forms (CRFs) stored in one or more normalized transactional tables. A view query is constructed based, at least in part, on the request and executed on one or more denormalized summary tables to construct a view. The denormalized summary tables store selected CRF data from the normalized transactional tables and are updated concurrently with each update to the transactional tables. The method includes rendering the view for display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventors: Scott SHEPARD, Hanan BUTLER, Paul BOYD, Paul BRADFORD, Sai K. LEE, Michael T. O'CONNELL, Roxanne CHANG, Christopher LUU
  • Patent number: 8001066
    Abstract: A system improves recognition results. The system receives multimedia data and recognizes the multimedia data based on training data to generate documents. The system receives user augmentation relating to one of the documents or new documents from a user. The system supplements the training data with the user augmentation or new documents and retrains based on the supplemented training data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Inventors: Sean Colbath, Scott Shepard, Francis G. Kubala
  • Publication number: 20110004576
    Abstract: A system improves recognition results. The system receives multimedia data and recognizes the multimedia data based on training data to generate documents. The system receives user augmentation relating to one of the documents or new documents from a user. The system supplements the training data with the user augmentation or new documents and retrains based on the supplemented training data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Inventors: Sean Colbath, Scott Shepard, Francis G. Kubala
  • Publication number: 20100255167
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for reducing the level of acrylamide in a thermally processed food. In one aspect, acrylamide is first formed in a thermally processed food or food ingredient and is subsequently removed from the food or food ingredeint. The acrylamide can be removed by polymerizing the acrylamide, dissolving the acrylamide, and/or causing vaporization of the acrylamide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2009
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Applicant: FRITO-LAY NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Wilfred Marcellien Bourg, JR., Pravin Maganlal Desai, Bradley Scott Shepard, Michael Grant Topor, Gerald James Vogel
  • Patent number: 7801838
    Abstract: A system improves recognition results. The system receives multimedia data and recognizes the multimedia data based on training data to generate documents. The system receives user augmentation relating to one of the documents or new documents from a user. The system supplements the training data with the user augmentation or new documents and retrains based on the supplemented training data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Ramp Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Colbath, Scott Shepard, Francis G. Kubala
  • Patent number: 7395952
    Abstract: A wire feeding apparatus is disclosed. The wire feeding apparatus includes a rotable drive shaft, a servo motor in driving relationship with the drive shaft and one or more feed modules. Each feed module is selectively engaged with the drive shaft through the use of a linear actuator. When the linear actuator is engaged, each feed module is driven by the drive shaft such that wire is either fed or retracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2008
    Assignee: L & P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Barton Wade Daniel, Glenn Ellison, Scott Shepard
  • Patent number: 7290207
    Abstract: A system facilitates the searching and retrieval of multimedia data items. The system receives data items from different types of media sources and identifies regions in the data items. The regions include document regions, section regions, and passage regions. Each of the section regions corresponds to one of the document regions and each of the passage regions corresponds to one of the section regions and one of the document regions. The system stores document identifiers that relate to the document regions in separate document records in a document table, section identifiers that relate to the section regions in separate section records in a section table, and passage identifiers that relate to the passage regions in separate passage records in a passage table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2007
    Assignee: BBN Technologies Corp.
    Inventors: Sean Colbath, Scott Shepard, Francis G. Kubala
  • Patent number: 7127986
    Abstract: A laterally displaceable guide track for a bale binding apparatus includes a carriage with a guide track portion mounted on it with a hinge. The guide track portion has an engaged position and a disengaged position. The engaged position is aligned with at least one other guide track portion to define a bale loop plane, and the disengaged position is out of the bale loop plane. The mount allows the guide track portion to be moved between the engaged position and the disengaged position. The disengaged position allows the carriage to be withdrawn from a baling station for ejection of a finished bale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2006
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Bart Daniel, Scott Shepard, Glenn Ellison
  • Patent number: 7124679
    Abstract: The lower guide track sections for a bale binder engaged with a down press include a platen portion substantially as long as a platen slot and dimensioned for deployment within the platen slot. Track extensions extend outward from the platen. The first extension has a strap receiving end face that to cooperates with a first strap guide track on a carriage such that the first strap guide track on the first carriage is dimensioned to index laterally beyond a press frame. A second extension having a strap exit end face cooperates with a second strap guide track on a second carriage such that the second strap guide track on the second carriage is dimensioned to index laterally beyond the press frame. First and second guide track sections are mounted on laterally displaceable carriages and each have an exit end face, the end faces operatively cooperate with the receiving end faces of the extensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2006
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Barton Wade Daniel, Scott Shepard, Glenn Ellison
  • Patent number: 7121195
    Abstract: An apparatus for selectively driving a pivotable knotter includes a rack, a pinion in driving communication with the rack, a knotter drive gear connected to the knotter and a linear actuator. The linear actuator is connected to the knotter and pivots the knotter about a pivot axis. Upon pivot, the knotter drive gear is engaged with the rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2006
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Bart Daniel, Scott Shepard, Glenn Ellison
  • Patent number: 7093535
    Abstract: In a bulk material bate binder, the bulk material bale binder having a stand adjacent a baling station and being installed to bind bales compressed by an up press having a moving lower platen, the lower platen having insertion slots for guide tracks, a guide track removal and insertion apparatus including a guide track removal frame, the frame being hingedly mounted on the stand such that the guide track removal frame may rotate to and from an engaged position and a removed position; a guide track mount, pivotably mounted on the guide track removal frame, the guide track mount having an insertion position and a retracted position; a guide track section attached to the guide track mount, the guide track section having an insertion portion; and a linkage, the linkage having a first end and a second end, the first end being operatively engaged with the stand and the second end being operatively engaged with the guide track mount, such that during insertion and removal of the insertion portion of the guide track,
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Barton Wade Daniel, Scott Shepard, Glenn Ellison
  • Publication number: 20060042478
    Abstract: A laterally displaceable guide track for a bale binding apparatus includes a carriage with a guide track portion mounted on it with a hinge. The guide track portion has an engaged position and a disengaged position. The engaged position is aligned with at least one other guide track portion to define a bale loop plane, and the disengaged position is out of the bale loop plane. The mount allows the guide track portion to be moved between the engaged position and the disengaged position. The disengaged position allows the carriage to be withdrawn from a baling station for ejection of a finished bale.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2004
    Publication date: March 2, 2006
    Applicant: L & P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Bart Daniel, Scott Shepard, Glenn Ellison
  • Publication number: 20060043138
    Abstract: A wire feeding apparatus is disclosed. The wire feeding apparatus includes a rotable drive shaft, a servo motor in driving relationship with the drive shaft and one or more feed modules. Each feed module is selectively engaged with the drive shaft through the use of a linear actuator. When the linear actuator is engaged, each feed module is driven by the drive shaft such that wire is either fed or retracted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2004
    Publication date: March 2, 2006
    Applicant: L & P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Bart Daniel, Scott Shepard, Glenn Ellison
  • Publication number: 20060042476
    Abstract: The lower guide track sections for a bale binder engaged with a down press include a platen portion substantially as long as a platen slot and dimensioned for deployment within the platen slot. Track extensions extend outward from the platen. The first extension has a strap receiving end face that to cooperates with a first strap guide track on a carriage such that the first strap guide track on the first carriage is dimensioned to index laterally beyond a press frame. A second extension having a strap exit end face cooperates with a second strap guide track on a second carriage such that the second strap guide track on the second carriage is dimensioned to index laterally beyond the press frame. First and second guide track sections are mounted on laterally displaceable carriages and each have an exit end face, the end faces operatively cooperate with the receiving end faces of the extensions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2004
    Publication date: March 2, 2006
    Applicant: L & P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Bart Daniel, Scott Shepard, Glenn Ellison