Patents by Inventor Thomas A. Scott

Thomas A. Scott 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: 20190308663
    Abstract: A vehicle has a trailer backup steering input apparatus, a trailer backup assist control module coupled to the a trailer backup steering input apparatus, and an electric power assist steering system coupled to the trailer backup assist control module and. The trailer backup steering input apparatus is configured for outputting a trailer path curvature signal approximating a desired curvature for a path of travel of a trailer towably coupled to the vehicle. The trailer backup assist control module is configured for determining vehicle steering information as a function of the trailer path curvature signal. The electric power assist steering system is configured for controlling steering of steered wheels of the vehicle as a function of the vehicle steering information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicants: Ford Global Technologies, LLC, The Regents of the University of Michigan
    Inventors: Douglas Scott Rhode, David Dean Smit, Erick Michael Lavoie, Martin Fitzpatrick Frey, Thomas Edward Pilutti, Taehyun Shim, Matt Y. Rupp, Roger Arnold Trombley
  • Publication number: 20190298576
    Abstract: Devices and systems disclosed herein may include a negative pressure pump that includes a reservoir defining a lumen and a longitudinal axis, a piston, and a drive assembly comprising a spring. Motion of the spring may move the piston along the longitudinal axis of the reservoir to create a negative pressure within the reservoir. Methods of manufacturing a negative pressure pump and using a negative pressure pump to remove fluid from a target site are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Eric HASSENPFLUG, John BARTHOLOMEW, Steven MADLAND, David HOLLEY, John P. TALLARICO, Larry K. HOOKS, JR., Corrie BENNISON, William G. ATTERBURY, Michael Scott ULRICH, Russell KITTEL, Jeffrey L. ELLIS, Thomas HAUBERT
  • Patent number: 10427609
    Abstract: A vehicle interior component is disclosed. The component may comprise a mechanism to guide movement of a bin relative to a base in a direction to open from a retracted position to an extended position for bin access. The mechanism may guide generally linear movement of the bin along a direction generally parallel to or aligned with the direction to open. The mechanism may comprise a set of gears and a set of gear racks. The set of gears may be coupled to one of the base and the bin. The set of gear racks may be formed as one piece with the other of the base and the bin. The set of gears may comprise helical gears coupled to an axle. The set of gear racks may be configured to engage a set of helical gears. The set of gears may provide resistance to movement of the bin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Shanghai Yanfeng Jinqiao Automotive Trim Systems Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Thomas Scott Hodgson, Rick Alan Anderson, Bryan Todd Jones
  • Patent number: 10422236
    Abstract: A turbine nozzle segment includes a radially-inner endwall, a radially-outer endwall, and a pair of airfoil-shaped vanes extending between the radially-inner endwall and the radially-outer endwall. The back face of the radially-inner endwall and/or the back face of the radially-outer endwall has a pocket formed therein in an area between the pressure sidewall of the first vane and the suction sidewall of the second vane to enhance stiffness distribution between the second vane and the radially-inner endwall and/or radially-outer endwall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: William Scott Zemitis, Martin Jasper, Brad Van Tassel, John Wesley Harris, Jr., Thomas James Brunt
  • Publication number: 20190286860
    Abstract: An electronic shelf label system comprising a plurality of electronic shelf labels is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Jeremy Tingler, Nicholaus Adam Jones, Alvin Scott Taulbee, Thomas E. Stiefel
  • Patent number: 10407136
    Abstract: An autonomous watercraft with a waterproof container that houses a satellite communication terminal. The waterproof container includes a first shell mounted on a deck of the watercraft and that has a sealed first interior space that contains satellite communication circuitry of the terminal. The waterproof container also includes a second shell mounted under the deck of the watercraft and that has a sealed second interior space that contains the processing circuitry of the terminal. The first and second shells include ports configured to receive connectors for communication signaling and/or power. The first shell can also include a pressure port to pressurize the first interior space for use in leak detection. The shells can also include heat sinks to cool the satellite communication terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Anthony Sangsoo Bak, Thomas John Berens, Ernest L. Ferrier, Jr., Carlos M. Montes, Timothy J. Ong, Cameron Alexander Sanders, Terry Allan Smith, Jeffrey Scott Willcox, Youstina Yacoub
  • Patent number: 10406254
    Abstract: A system and method for disinfecting hard surfaces in an area such as a hospital room including a light source emitting UV light and a reflector mounted behind the light source for concentrating and directing the light toward a target. The light source and reflector rotate to direct the concentrated beam around a room, thereby making more efficient use of the energy being emitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Surfacide, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Scott Garner, Thomas Smigelski, Timothy Mathew G. Escolin, Waldemar John Lyslo
  • Publication number: 20190271530
    Abstract: Probes are provided with caps, the caps comprise rolling bearing elements so that the probes can be slid along a surface to be measured, without damaging the surface or wearing away the tip of the probe or a sacrificial cap. The rolling bearing elements can be arranged in a ring around the probe tip, with the plane of the foremost edges of the rolling bearing elements a predetermined distance from the probe tip. The caps can comprise a housing with a grip, to encourage users to grip the cap, which comprises the rolling bearing elements, rather than the probe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Carrington Sellars, Thomas Partington, Graham Scott Hopper
  • Patent number: 10402782
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for receiving user input, the user input indicating a user command to display a timeline screen, in response to the user input, processing patient-specific data to determine one or more medical events to be graphically depicted, the one or more medical events being specific to a patient, and displaying the timeline screen on the mobile device, the timeline screen displaying a timeline associated with the patient and comprising at least a portion of the one or more medical events, each medical event comprising summary information, the one or more medical events being displayed in chronological order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: AirStrip IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Trey Moore, Thomas Scott Wade, Lloyd Kory Brown
  • Publication number: 20190267691
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a cable can include a core, a plurality of strips of cladding disposed on the core, and a coupler that facilitates inducing electromagnetic waves that propagate along the core, where a first dielectric constant of the core exceeds a second dielectric constant of each strip of cladding of the plurality of strips of cladding, and where the electromagnetic waves propagate along the core without requiring an electrical return path. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Bennett, Aldo Adriazola, Mitchell Harvey Fuchs, Brandon Pimm, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Paul Shala Henry, William Scott Taylor, Donald J. Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Publication number: 20190263512
    Abstract: A vibration attenuator for a rotor is rotatable about a mast axis and has a frame configured for rotation about the mast axis relative to the rotor. A first mass is axially translatable in a first direction relative to the frame parallel to a first axis, and a first biasing force urges the first mass toward a first-mass rest position in which the first mass is symmetric about the mast axis. A second mass is axially translatable in a second direction relative to the frame parallel to a second axis, and a second biasing force urges the second mass toward a second-mass rest position in which the second mass is symmetric about the mast axis. A selected first or second mass moves radially outward from the rest position to oppose vibrations in the rotor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
    Inventors: David Heverly, Frank Bradley Stamps, Gary Miller, Richard E. Rauber, Thomas C. Parham, JR., Michael R. Smith, Michael Scott Seifert, Jouyoung Jason Choi
  • Patent number: 10395561
    Abstract: A three-dimensionally printed internal organ for a crash test dummy is made of a foam type material and has a plurality of defined and varied cell structures and is adapted to be disposed within a torso area of the crash test dummy to measure a regional pressure for the crash test dummy that provides for evaluation of potential abdominal injuries during vehicle crash testing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: HUMANETICS INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Matthew Vara, Michael Scott Beebe, Ime Victor Ubom
  • Patent number: 10389664
    Abstract: Applications in social networks support interaction between members through various types of channels such as notifications, newsfeed, and so forth. For each channel, applications are ranked based on their user affinity measures. User affinity is based on measuring positive and negative interactions by users as both senders and recipients of messages generated by applications. Metrics are computed for the different types of messages and interactions provided by applications. For each channel, an application receives user affinity score based on specific weighted combination of the metrics. Applications use channel resources to send messages to increase their user base. Given the large number of applications that are available, the extent to which applications are allowed to use channels is controlled, limiting their resource consumption. User affinity scores of applications calculated for a channel are used to decide the allocation of channel resources for an application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Scott Whitnah, Alexander Matthew Rush, Ding Zhou, Ruchi Sanghvi
  • Patent number: 10389874
    Abstract: Methods and systems for multiple channel authentication are described. In one embodiment, a request for an interaction is initiated from within a mobile application. The request may include authentication information and contextual information relating to a current exchange between the mobile application and an organization. The user may be authenticated with the authentication information and the request may be routed to a representative based on the contextual information to continue the exchange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Anthony Scott Farnsworth, Zakery Layne Johnson, Joshua S. Kerr, Eric Smith, Charles Lee Oakes, III, Thomas Bret Buckingham, Maland Keith Mortensen, John Raymond Harris, Joshua Samuel Leonard, Vijay Jayapalan, Minya Liang, Justin Dax Haslam, Robert Barner, Ross Andrew Thiele
  • Publication number: 20190251398
    Abstract: Method, electronic device, and computer readable medium embodiments are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method includes training a neural network using a first image dataset and a first truth dataset, then using the trained neural network to analyze a second image dataset. The training includes modifying a loss function of the neural network to forego penalizing the neural network when a feature is predicted with higher than a first confidence level by the neural network, and the first truth dataset has no feature corresponding to the predicted feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: David Stuart Godwin, IV, Thomas Scott Ashman, Spencer Ryan Romo, Melanie Stricklan, Carrie Inez Hernandez
  • Publication number: 20190251402
    Abstract: Method, electronic device, and computer readable medium embodiments are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving image data, manipulating the received image data based on a set of transform parameters, and analyzing the manipulated image data to generate metadata. The metadata statistically describes the received image data. The method also includes selecting a neural network from a plurality of neural networks to perform a second analysis, wherein the neural network is selected based on the generated metadata. The method additionally includes performing a second analysis of the received image data by the selected neural network based on the generated metadata to extract information from the received image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: David Stuart Godwin, IV, Thomas Scott Ashman, Spencer Ryan Romo, Melanie Stricklan, Carrie Inez Hernandez
  • Patent number: 10381703
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a transmission medium for propagating electromagnetic waves. The transmission medium can include a plurality of cores for selectively guiding an electromagnetic wave of a plurality of electromagnetic waves longitudinally along each core, and a shell surrounding at least a portion of each core for reducing exposure of the electromagnetic wave of each core. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, William Scott Taylor, Robert Bennett, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Donald J. Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Patent number: 10379234
    Abstract: A gamma-ray analysis system is described for analyzing gamma-ray emitting radionuclides. The gamma-ray analysis system includes an analytical apparatus having a gamma-ray detector in operative communication with a modular and scalable shield assembly that encases a sample container having a sample to be tested. The detector communicates data to an electronic interface device that converts the data from an analog format to a digital format before a controller transmits the data to a central laboratory for further data processing, analysis and conclusion by qualified laboratory analysts. The controller runs an application software package on a graphic user interface that allows simple steps for conducting testing and data acquisition by the end user, while permitting real time data transmission between the field site and the central location. Functions were implemented for ensuring laboratory quality results while removing knowledge and experience requirements of an end user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignees: THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services, Mirion Technologies, Inc., Mirion Technologies (Canberra UK) Limited
    Inventors: Cong Wei, Kelly M. Garnick, Thomas A. Scott, Elon M. Malkin, Jennifer T. Szymanski, Steve Laskos, James Cocks, Jeffrey Raimondi, Richard Mowry, Hiram Gonzalez, Ronald White, Wilhelm Mueller, Robert Fournier
  • Publication number: 20190244131
    Abstract: The present invention is a cloud-based machine learning method and system that utilizes the attributes and past performance statistics of visitors to a set of webpage variants to predict performance statistics for incoming website visitors with respect to the webpage variants, and uses such predicted performance statistics to direct such incoming website visitors; and which learns from the performance of each directed website visitor by refining the past performance statistics to take into account such performance and the attributes of each directed website visitor, all in order to optimize future performance statistics for the set of webpage variants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas Scott LEVI, Jordan Tyler DAWE, Yosem Simon REICHERT-SWEET, Michael Brendan McDERMOTT
  • Publication number: 20190242131
    Abstract: An anchor assembly for use with a tensioning strand includes an anchor body including a bore therethrough, the bore configured to receive the strand therethrough, an inner surface of the bore including a frustoconical wedge-receiving cavity, at least one frustoconical wedge including a strand-engaging inner surface and an anchor body engaging outer surface, the wedge being at least partially received in the wedge-receiving cavity, an encapsulating layer at least partially surrounding the anchor body, and a wedge retention disk mechanically coupled to the anchor body and positioned so as to prevent the wedge from fully exiting the wedge-receiving cavity. The wedge retention disk may be spaced apart from the anchor body such that the wedge can move axially with respect to the anchor body between a seated position in which the wedge engages the wedge-receiving cavity and an unseated position in which the wedge engages the wedge retention disk.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Jeffrey Scott, Shane Taylor, Thomas Mathews, Tim Beaver