Patents by Inventor Scott Winters

Scott Winters 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: 10539473
    Abstract: Methods and systems for monitoring an environment history of a component using an indicator array that includes energy exposure indicator pads direct-printed onto a surface of the component in a geometric pattern. Each of the plurality of energy exposure indicator pads in the geometric pattern may include a mechanochromic material, a first thermochromic indicator responsive within a first temperature range, a second thermochromic indicator responsive within a second temperature range, and a third thermochromic indicator responsive within a third temperature range, provided that the first, second, and third temperature ranges are distinct from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Eric Winter, Gregory Robert Gleason, Wesley L. Holman, Gary Georgeson, Scott Robert Johnston
  • Patent number: 10540898
    Abstract: A dynamic human machine interface system includes a mission commander application (MCA) unit including a control processor, the MCA active on one vehicle of a plurality of mission member vehicles, the MCA unit in communication with a data store, the control processor accessing executable instructions that cause the control processor to direct operations of components of the MCA unit, an alternate scenario evaluation unit accessing at least one of mission parameter records and flight member data records in the data store to recalculate mission parameters, a dynamic video interface unit to render the recalculated mission parameters on a mission control dashboard (MCD), the MCD presented to the mission commander on a display unit of the one vehicle, the MCD including a plurality of display pane areas selectable by a user interaction with an interactive interface, and each display area configurable by the user interaction to change content of the display pane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: So Young Kim, Aaron Williams, Mark Snyder, Christopher Scott Sensing, Samuel Levulis, Jeffrey Robert Winters, Sundar Murugappan, Courtney Albers, Jennifer Ruth Cooper, Michael Eric Figard, Alexander Kaber Carroll
  • Patent number: 10515139
    Abstract: Techniques for an electronic montage system are described. An apparatus may comprise a logic device arranged to execute a montage application comprising an authoring component operative to provide a presentation surface having multiple presentation tiles, receive control directives to associate content files with presentation tiles, generate tile objects for the content files based on content file types for the content files, and store the presentation surface and tile objects as a montage. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Tali Roth, Scott M. Stiles, Matthew D. Wood, Michael A. Affronti, Jodie P. B. Draper, Malia M. Douglas, Janet L. Schorr, Zeyad Rajabi, Robin Winter Troy
  • Patent number: 10515550
    Abstract: In some examples, an electronic device includes a communication interface and at least one processor configured to exchange information with another device via the communication interface to allow transfer of control of operable aspects of a vehicle from a source entity to a target entity. In further examples, a method includes exchanging, by an electronic device, information with another device over a communication medium to allow transfer of control of operable aspects of a vehicle from a source entity to a target entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Michael Peter Montemurro, James Randolph Winter Lepp, Jeffrey Scott Dever
  • Publication number: 20190385446
    Abstract: A method at a computing device in an intelligent transportation system for reconfiguring a road segment, the method including receiving a request from a second computing device associated with a vehicle to change a configuration for the road segment; determining a road segment configuration; and reconfiguring the road segment based on the determined road segment configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: James Randolph Winter LEPP, Stephen MCCANN, Jeffrey Scott DEVER
  • Publication number: 20190385448
    Abstract: A method at a first computing device providing a local traffic service, the method including detecting a vehicle is transitioning to a region of control of a second local traffic service; and providing, to a second traffic management service, priority information for the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Peter Montemurro, James Randolph Winter Lepp, Claude Jean-Frederic Arzelier, Gordon Peter Young, Adrian Buckley, Jeffrey Scott Dever
  • Publication number: 20190371176
    Abstract: In some examples, an electronic device includes a communication interface and at least one processor configured to exchange information with another device via the communication interface to allow transfer of control of operable aspects of a vehicle from a source entity to a target entity. In further examples, a method includes exchanging, by an electronic device, information with another device over a communication medium to allow transfer of control of operable aspects of a vehicle from a source entity to a target entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Peter Montemurro, James Randolph Winter Lepp, Jeffrey Scott Dever
  • Publication number: 20190274598
    Abstract: Systems, devices, kits, and methods are provided herein in the form of example embodiments that relate to calibration of medical devices. The medical devices can be sensors adapted to sense a biochemical attribute. The embodiments can be used to determine calibration information specific to an individual medical device. The embodiments can determine the calibration information by reference to one or more parameters obtained during manufacturing of the medical device. The embodiments can also determine the calibration information by reference to in vitro testing of the medical devices. The embodiments also apply to systems incorporating those medical devices in their use in the field. Also described are embodiments of modifications to surfaces of sensor substrates, such as through applied radiation and/or the creation of a well, to aid in the placement and/or sizing of a sensor element on the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Steven Scott, Christopher J. Bennell, Claire Bhogal, Katie A. Cranfield, Marc B. Taub, Bree M. Winter, Owen D. Reynolds, Jean-Pierre Babka, Dharmendra S. Patel, Christopher A. Thomas, Udo Hoss, Mark S. Yahnke, Tahir S. Kahn
  • Patent number: 10405997
    Abstract: A passive artificial knee includes a knee hinge assembly defining a knee axis, a locking hinge assembly defining a locking axis, and a post linking the knee hinge assembly and the locking hinge assembly. A ground reaction force applied to the artificial knee posterior to the locking axis causes an interfering relation by compression of the locking hinge assembly and the knee hinge assembly during heel strike at early-stance gait phase of an individual wearing the artificial knee, thereby locking rotation of the post about the knee axis. Shifting of ground reaction force anterior to the locking axis during a mid-stance to late-stance gait phase of the individual causes rotation of the post about the locking axis, thereby unlocking rotation of the post about the knee axis and enabling flexion and subsequent swing phase extension of the passive artificial knee joint. The artificial knee is a passive joint that can be fabricated and maintained at low expense.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Venkata Narayana Murthy Arelekatti, Amos G. Winter, Daniel Scott Dorsch
  • Publication number: 20190256091
    Abstract: A method at computing device associated with a parked vehicle, the method including receiving a request for sensor information from an external computing device, the request including an area of interest; activating sensors of the parked vehicle; obtaining sensor data for the area of interest; and providing a response to the external computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: James Randolph Winter LEPP, Jeffrey Scott DEVER
  • Patent number: 10343691
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a drive shaft, a transmission, a motor shaft, and an engine shaft. The drive shaft includes several drive gears and is used to transmit power to a wheel of a vehicle. The transmission includes a first transmission subassembly and a second transmission subassembly, each subassembly having a transmission shaft, an input gear, and several output gears. Each transmission shaft includes a shifting element to select an output gear. Each transmission subassembly transmits power to the drive shaft when the shifting element of each respective subassembly is engaged. The motor shaft is coupled to a motor and is also directly coupled to the first transmission subassembly via a first motor gear. The motor shaft is also coupled to the engine shaft via a second motor gear. The engine shaft includes several engine gears to couple the engine shaft to the first and second transmission subassemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Victor Prost, Sahil Rajesh Shah, Zackary Ryan Eubanks, Daria Bondarchuk, Paige L. Reiter, Yu Hua, Daniel Scott Dorsch, Amos G. Winter
  • Patent number: 10315659
    Abstract: An apparatus for a clutchless manual transmission includes a transmission, a drive shaft, and a motor shaft. The transmission includes an input shaft, an output shaft, and an intermediate gear. The input shaft is coupled to an engine shaft to receive power and the output shaft is coupled to the drive shaft to transmit power to a wheel of a vehicle. The input shaft and output shaft are coupled by a plurality of input and output shaft gears. A first synchronizer is coupled to the output shaft to selectively engage a particular output shaft gear, adjusting the speed of the output shaft relative to the input shaft. The motor shaft receives power from a motor and includes a second synchronizer to selectively engage the engine shaft to the drive shaft via the motor shaft. The apparatus can be used to reduce acceleration and turbo lag in hybrid and high-performance vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Chad L. Jacoby, Jacob M. Jurewicz, Joshua E. Siegel, Amos G. Winter, V, Young Suk Jo, Patricia Yen, Guillermo Pamanes Castillo, Daniel Scott Dorsch
  • Patent number: 10303040
    Abstract: An integrated, vertically stacked device includes a laser in an enclosure, a wavelength converter in an enclosure, a mechanical interface for attaching the enclosures and maintaining the laser and wavelength converter in the same plane, and apparatus for directing light from the laser to the wavelength converter within the footprint of the integrated device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Kapteyn Murnane Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew S. Kirchner, Sterling J. Backus, David Winters, Scott R Domingue
  • Patent number: 9795228
    Abstract: The present invention includes various types of open-air display cases for displaying, storing, and/or vending food, beverages, or other products having a movable barrier that can be automatically positioned over an open front or side of such a unit to prevent access to the products therein when temperatures, component failure, lost power supply, or other variables affect the condition of the items stored in the display case, and methods of using such units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: SANDEN VENDO AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Scott Winters, Chad Kielmeyer, Vishal Dali, Larry Hieb
  • Publication number: 20160249748
    Abstract: The present invention includes various types of open-air display cases for displaying, storing, and/or vending food, beverages, or other products having a movable barrier that can be automatically positioned over an open front or side of such a unit to prevent access to the products therein when temperatures, component failure, lost power supply, or other variables affect the condition of the items stored in the display case, and methods of using such units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Applicant: Sanden Vendo America, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Scott Winters, Chad Kielmeyer, Vishal Dali, Larry Hieb
  • Patent number: 9295345
    Abstract: The present invention includes various types of open-air display cases for displaying, storing, and/or vending food, beverages, or other products having a movable barrier that can be automatically positioned over an open front or side of such a unit to prevent access to the products therein when temperatures or other conditions reach unacceptable levels, and methods of using such units. Embodiments of such units may include a temperature-controlled compartment having an open front or side for displaying items, an automatic barrier system that includes a barrier for covering the open portion, a motor engaged with the barrier for closing or opening the barrier, at least one sensor for measuring at least one internal condition (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: SANDEN VENDO AMERICA, INC.
    Inventor: Robert Scott Winters
  • Publication number: 20150272347
    Abstract: The present invention includes various types of open-air display cases for displaying, storing, and/or vending food, beverages, or other products having a movable barrier that can be automatically positioned over an open front or side of such a unit to prevent access to the products therein when temperatures or other conditions reach unacceptable levels, and methods of using such units. Embodiments of such units may include a temperature-controlled compartment having an open front or side for displaying items, an automatic barrier system that includes a barrier for covering the open portion, a motor engaged with the barrier for closing or opening the barrier, at least one sensor for measuring at least one internal condition (e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Applicant: SANDEN VENDO AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Scott Winters, Mike J. Weisser, JR.
  • Patent number: 8750485
    Abstract: A method, system and apparatus for processing a call in a call center using information stored in the LIDB. A call center which has been configured in accordance with a preferred aspect of the present invention can include at least one phone handset coupled to a gateway to a PSTN. An enterprise application can be associated with the handset and a data terminal coupled to the enterprise application. A view to the enterprise application further can be disposed in proximity to the handset. A database of caller information can be coupled to the enterprise application. Each record in the database can have a configuration for location based upon a searching key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas E. Creamer, Neil Katz, Victor S. Moore, Scott Winters
  • Patent number: 8175250
    Abstract: In accordance with an improved call routing methodology, a call is routed within a communication network by reference to one or more databases. In response to receiving a local number portability request at a service control point (SCP), the SCP accesses one or more databases to determine whether or not to apply custom call routing to a call directed to a called telecommunications number. In response to determining to apply custom call routing to the call, the SCP performs at least a second access to the one or more databases to obtain a local routing number (LRN) associated within the one or more databases with a calling telecommunications number associated with the call. The SCP thereafter provides the LRN to a service switch point in the communication network so that the call is routed to a called station associated with the called telecommunications number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Creamer, Victor Moore, Scott Winters
  • Patent number: 7996840
    Abstract: A method of scheduling a request for a plurality of Web services can include providing service activation rules. Each service activation rule can specify a trigger condition and a state condition for causing a watcher to invoke a particular Web service. The method also can include receiving an event indicating a change in a common memory, wherein each event specifies trigger information, comparing the trigger conditions of the service activation rules with the trigger information of the event, adding the service activation rules that match the event to a trigger list, and comparing the state conditions of service activation rules in the trigger list with a state of the common memory. The service activation rules of the trigger list that match the state of the common memory can be selected thereby causing the invocation of at least one watcher and corresponding Web service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Akram Bou-Ghannam, Thomas Creamer, Victor Moore, Scott Winters