Patents by Inventor Tom Scott

Tom 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: 20160243920
    Abstract: An exemplary method includes conditioning an electrified vehicle to maintain a target conditioning level using power from a grid source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Inventors: Tom Scott Gee, Mazen Hammoud, Kevin Layden
  • Publication number: 20160144316
    Abstract: A contaminated gas stream can be passed through an in-line mixing device, positioned in a duct containing the contaminated gas stream, to form a turbulent contaminated gas stream. One or more of the following is true: (a) a width of the in-line mixing device is no more than about 75% of a width of the duct at the position of the in-line mixing device; (b) a height of the in-line mixing device is no more than about 75% of a height of the duct at the position of the in-line mixing device; and (c) a cross-sectional area of the mixing device normal to a direction of gas flow is no more than about 75% of a cross-sectional area of the duct at the position of the in-line mixing device. An additive can be introduced into the contaminated gas stream to cause the removal of the contaminant by a particulate control device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Inventors: Ronald Hanson, Tom Scott, Tyler Derritt, Cameron Martin
  • Patent number: 9328562
    Abstract: A rolling cone drill bit for cutting a borehole comprises a rolling cone cutter mounted on a bit body and adapted for rotation about a cone axis. Further, the bit comprises a tooth extending from the cone cutter. The tooth includes a base at the cone cutter and an elongate chisel crest distal the cone cutter. The crest extends along a crest median line between a first crest end and a second crest end and includes an elongate crest apex. The tooth also includes a first flanking surface extending from the base to the crest, and a second flanking surface extending from the base to the crest. The first flanking surface and the second flanking surface taper towards one another to form the chisel crest. Moreover, the tooth includes a first raised rib extending continuously along the first flanking surfaces and across the chisel crest to the second flanking surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: NATIONAL OILWELL VARCO, L.P.
    Inventors: Thang Vo, Tom Scott Roberts, Adrian Reyes, Robert Morton
  • Patent number: 9062655
    Abstract: Several embodiments that enhance and improve the efficiencies of vertical axis wind turbine generators by expanding their normal range of useful operations. Stationary vanes provided external to the rotor blades provide directional control of wind/air flow into the blades for decreased drag and increased differential wind pressure. Control scenarios for adjusting stationary wind vanes and additional ducting of air to increase efficiencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Inventor: Tom Scott
  • Patent number: 8733475
    Abstract: Disclosed is a rolling cone drill bit with inner row cutting teeth having portions shielded with an erosion-resistant material that differs in material properties from the tooth's core portion that is more impact resistant. The tooth includes shielding on at least a portion of the upstream end and along portions of the flanking surfaces. It includes shield-free portions on the flanks between the root and the tooth crest. Most of the tooth's perimeter is made of the core material and is free of shielding. Gage row teeth may be angled and form a channel to direct drilling fluid from the gage region of the borehole to locations where the inner row teeth are generating most cuttings. Nozzles are provided with non-uniform orientations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: National Oilwell DHT, L.P.
    Inventors: Thang Vo, Tom Scott Roberts, Craig Ivie, Douglas Caraway
  • Publication number: 20140076639
    Abstract: A rolling cone drill bit for cutting a borehole comprises a rolling cone cutter mounted on a bit body and adapted for rotation about a cone axis. Further, the bit comprises a tooth extending from the cone cutter. The tooth includes a base at the cone cutter and an elongate chisel crest distal the cone cutter. The crest extends along a crest median line between a first crest end and a second crest end and includes an elongate crest apex. The tooth also includes a first flanking surface extending from the base to the crest, and a second flanking surface extending from the base to the crest. The first flanking surface and the second flanking surface taper towards one another to form the chisel crest. Moreover, the tooth includes a first raised rib extending continuously along the first flanking surfaces and across the chisel crest to the second flanking surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventors: Thang Vo, Tom Scott Roberts, Adrian Reyes, Robert Morton
  • Patent number: 8607899
    Abstract: A rolling cone drill bit for cutting a borehole comprises a rolling cone cutter mounted on a bit body and adapted for rotation about a cone axis. Further, the bit comprises a tooth extending from the cone cutter. The tooth includes a base at the cone cutter and an elongate chisel crest distal the cone cutter. The crest extends along a crest median line between a first crest end and a second crest end and includes an elongate crest apex. The tooth also includes a first flanking surface extending from the base to the crest, and a second flanking surface extending from the base to the crest. The first flanking surface and the second flanking surface taper towards one another to form the chisel crest. Moreover, the tooth includes a first raised rib extending continuously along the first flanking surfaces and across the chisel crest to the second flanking surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: National Oilwell Varco, L.P.
    Inventors: Thang Vo, Tom Scott Roberts, Adrian Reyes, Robert Morton
  • Publication number: 20120211282
    Abstract: A rolling cone drill bit for cutting a borehole comprises a rolling cone cutter mounted on a bit body and adapted for rotation about a cone axis. Further, the bit comprises a tooth extending from the cone cutter. The tooth includes a base at the cone cutter and an elongate chisel crest distal the cone cutter. The crest extends along a crest median line between a first crest end and a second crest end and includes an elongate crest apex. The tooth also includes a first flanking surface extending from the base to the crest, and a second flanking surface extending from the base to the crest. The first flanking surface and the second flanking surface taper towards one another to form the chisel crest. Moreover, the tooth includes a first raised rib extending continuously along the first flanking surfaces and across the chisel crest to the second flanking surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: NATIONAL OILWELL VARCO, L.P.
    Inventors: Thang Vo, Tom Scott Roberts, Adrian Reyes, Robert Morton
  • Patent number: 7973420
    Abstract: Several embodiments are disclosed that enhance and improve the efficiencies of alternative electrical generating sources by converting electrical energy to potential energy through electro-mechanical means. The embodiments provide gravitational energy storage by lifting masses from lower to higher elevations during desired periods, such as when the generating sources are producing excess energy or when electrical rates are the least expensive. Energy storage is maintained until such time as it is need and then converted from potential mechanical energy to electricity by gravitational forces. By storing energy, one can supplement and enhance the efficiencies of producing electricity by alternative means such as wind and solar by expanding the times when electricity is available. Additionally, one can time-shift the purchase and use of commercial power by buying power to store energy when rates are low and using the stored energy when rates are high.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: ViewTek2 LLC
    Inventor: Tom Scott
  • Publication number: 20100213722
    Abstract: Several embodiments that enhance and improve the efficiencies of vertical axis wind turbine generators by expanding their normal range of useful operations. Stationary vanes provided external to the rotor blades provide directional control of wind/air flow into the blades for decreased drag and increased differential wind pressure. Control scenarios for adjusting stationary wind vanes and additional ducting of air to increase efficiencies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Applicant: VIEWTEK2 L.L.C.
    Inventor: Tom Scott
  • Publication number: 20090284021
    Abstract: Several embodiments are disclosed that enhance and improve the efficiencies of alternative electrical generating sources by converting electrical energy to potential energy through electro-mechanical means. The embodiments provide gravitational energy storage by lifting masses from lower to higher elevations during desired periods, such as when the generating sources are producing excess energy or when electrical rates are the least expensive. Energy storage is maintained until such time as it is need and then converted from potential mechanical energy to electricity by gravitational forces. By storing energy, one can supplement and enhance the efficiencies of producing electricity by alternative means such as wind and solar by expanding the times when electricity is available. Additionally, one can time-shift the purchase and use of commercial power by buying power to store energy when rates are low and using the stored energy when rates are high.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2009
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Applicant: VIEWTEK2 L.L.C.
    Inventor: Tom Scott
  • Publication number: 20080264398
    Abstract: A method for updating a map in a vehicle having an internal combustion engine and an auxiliary power source is provided. The method includes changing an input parameter; monitoring an actual output value corresponding to the changed input parameter; mapping the monitored actual output value to the changed input parameter; and compensating engine output with the auxiliary power source to account for changes to engine output resulting from changing the input parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2007
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Yellin Schondorf, Tom Scott Gee, John Shanahan
  • Publication number: 20070247310
    Abstract: A bed monitoring system that remotely monitors a patient bed. The bed monitoring system comprises a bed status system and a master station. The bed status system is coupled to the patient bed and is configured to monitor at least one condition of the bed, and to generate a bed message indicating the status of the monitored condition. The master station, remote from the patient bed, is operatively coupled to the bed status system to receive bed status information. The bed message can include a bed identifier, bed type identifier, patient exit detection signal, bed occupied signal, or various other status signals. The system can also include locating stations that receive the bed messages from any beds within its monitored location, and generates a station message including information from the bed messages. The master station receives the station messages and can determine the status and location of any bed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2007
    Publication date: October 25, 2007
    Inventors: Daniel Ulrich, Matthew Weismiller, Tom Scott, Bob Jennings, Julie Myers, Joe Novak
  • Patent number: 7242308
    Abstract: A bed monitoring system that remotely monitors a patient bed. The bed monitoring system comprises a bed status system and a master station. The bed status system is coupled to the patient bed and is configured to monitor at least one condition of the bed, and to generate a bed message indicating the status of the monitored condition. The master station, remote from the patient bed, is operatively coupled to the bed status system to receive bed status information. The bed message can include a bed identifier, bed type identifier, patient exit detection signal, bed occupied signal, or various other status signals. The system can also include locating stations that receive the bed messages from any beds within its monitored location, and generates a station message including information from the bed messages. The master station receives the station messages and can determine the status and location of any bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Ulrich, Matthew W. Weismiller, Tom Scott, Bob Jennings, Julie Myers, Joe Novak
  • Publication number: 20050219059
    Abstract: A bed monitoring system that remotely monitors a patient bed. The bed monitoring system comprises a bed status system and a master station. The bed status system is coupled to the patient bed and is configured to monitor at least one condition of the bed, and to generate a bed message indicating the status of the monitored condition. The master station, remote from the patient bed, is operatively coupled to the bed status system to receive bed status information. The bed message can include a bed identifier, bed type identifier, patient exit detection signal, bed occupied signal, or various other status signals. The system can also include locating stations that receive the bed messages from any beds within its monitored location, and generates a station message including information from the bed messages. The master station receives the station messages and can determine the status and location of any bed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2005
    Publication date: October 6, 2005
    Inventors: Daniel Ulrich, Matthew Weismiller, Tom Scott, Bob Jennings, Julie Myers, Joe Novak
  • Patent number: 6897780
    Abstract: An apparatus is configured to control at least one function of a bed located in a room from a remote location outside of the room. The apparatus includes a controller configured to control the at least one bed function, an interface device coupled to the controller, and an input device located at the remote location. The input device is configured to generate a message signal to control the at least one bed function. The message signal is transmitted from the input device to the interface device and from the interface device to the controller to control the at least one bed function from the remote location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2005
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Ulrich, Matthew W. Weismiller, Tom Scott, Bob Jennings, Julie Myers, Joe Novak
  • Publication number: 20040182862
    Abstract: The invention provides for a disposable container lid (200) adapted to fit over of the opening (208) of a disposable beverage cup (210) or other container. The container lid (200) generally comprises a reservoir (204), a thermal insulating layer (300) disposed on a floor (207) of said reservoir (204), and an orifice (202) that accommodates a straw. In one embodiment, the circular container lid (200) advantageously prevents the contents of a condiment package from quickly assuming the temperature of the liquid inside the disposable beverage cup (210). In another embodiment, the container lid (200) includes an adhesive means, such as a pair of sticky patches (302) and (304) that firmly holds the condiment package in place in the reservoir (204).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2003
    Publication date: September 23, 2004
    Inventor: Tom Scott
  • Patent number: 6575350
    Abstract: A method is disclosed comprising the steps of locating, on a surface of a downhole component, a plurality of thermally stable polycrystalline diamond (TSP) bearing elements, and then applying to the surface a settable facing material which bonds to the surface between the bearing elements and embraces the elements to hold them in place. A method in which bearing elements each comprising a body of TSP at least partly surrounded by a layer of less hard material are secured to the surface by welding or brazing part of the surface of each bearing element which comprises said less hard material to said component is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2003
    Inventors: Stephen Martin Evans, Terry R. Matthias, Tom Scott Roberts
  • Publication number: 20020151990
    Abstract: An apparatus is configured to control at least one function of a bed located in a room from a remote location outside of the room. The apparatus includes a controller configured to control the at least one bed function, an interface device coupled to the controller, and an input device located at the remote location. The input device is configured to generate a message signal to control the at least one bed function. The message signal is transmitted from the input device to the interface device and from the interface device to the controller to control the at least one bed function from the remote location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2002
    Publication date: October 17, 2002
    Inventors: Daniel J. Ulrich, Matthew W. Weismiller, Tom Scott, Bob Jennings, Julie Myers, Joe Novak
  • Patent number: 6362725
    Abstract: An apparatus is configured to control at least one function of a bed located in a room from a remote location outside of the room. The apparatus includes a controller configured to control the at least one bed function, an interface device coupled to the controller, and an input device located at the remote location. The input device is configured to generate a message signal to control the at least one bed function. The message signal is transmitted from the input device to the interface device and from the interface device to the controller to control the at least one bed function from the remote location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2002
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Ulrich, Matthew W. Weismiller, Tom Scott, Bob Jennings, Julie Myers, Joe Novak