Patents by Inventor Trevor A. Scott

Trevor 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: 20200407025
    Abstract: A urinal for a boat includes an outer shell that has an enlarged opening for accepting liquids (e.g. urine) and a drain. The drain is interfaced to an opening on a bottom surface of the outer shell for draining the liquids away from the boat. In some embodiments, there is a support unit for installing the urinal into an orifice (e.g. fishing pole holder) of the boat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: Pee at Sea, Inc.
    Inventors: James Preston Fleming, JR., Trevor Scott Abernathy
  • Patent number: 10812326
    Abstract: A method for managing data in accordance with one or more embodiments of the invention includes obtaining, by a data management system, a data confidence fabric (DCF) configuration request from a client, and in response to the DCF configuration request: providing a plurality of DCF configuration options to the client, obtaining acceptance of a portion of the plurality of DCF configuration options, generating a DCF configuration file based on the portion of the plurality of DCF configuration options, wherein the configuration file specifies a DCF pipeline, and deploying the DCF configuration file to a local data manager.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Stephen James Todd, Trevor Scott Conn
  • Patent number: 9919352
    Abstract: An apparatus and method configured for manufacturing an aircraft part from formable material. The apparatus may include one or more rigid forming components onto which the formable material is placed and between which non-flange portions of the formable material may be compressed, and at least one inflatable component that, when expanded by inflation, presses flange portions of the formable material against at least one of the rigid forming components. The inflation component(s) may be arranged in any configuration for forming the formable material into C-shaped channels, single L-shaped channels, or opposing Z-shaped channels. Once pressed between the rigid forming components and/or the inflated inflatable components, the formable material may be heated for forming according to the particular formable material used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.
    Inventors: William Joseph Bryant, Trevor Scott Angell, Matthew Ryan Schroeder
  • Publication number: 20170182540
    Abstract: An apparatus and method configured for manufacturing an aircraft part from formable material. The apparatus may include one or more rigid forming components onto which the formable material is placed and between which non-flange portions of the formable material may be compressed, and at least one inflatable component that, when expanded by inflation, presses flange portions of the formable material against at least one of the rigid forming components. The inflation component(s) may be arranged in any configuration for forming the formable material into C-shaped channels, single L-shaped channels, or opposing Z-shaped channels. Once pressed between the rigid forming components and/or the inflated inflatable components, the formable material may be heated for forming according to the particular formable material used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicant: Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.
    Inventors: William Joseph Bryant, Trevor Scott Angell, Matthew Ryan Schroeder
  • Patent number: 9567109
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for deploying a space structure. The space structure is secured to a base with release mechanisms that engage features of the space structure when the base is in a first position. The base is moved from the first position to a second position to deploy the space structure. The release mechanisms are moved at substantially a same time to disengage from the features and release the space structure from the base without imparting a transverse load to the space structure when the base moves from the first position towards the second position to deploy the space structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Thomas E. Robles, Trevor Scott Howard
  • Patent number: 9447612
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling an automatic operation of a power door of a vehicle is presented. An actuation of an interior switch by a user is detected and, upon detecting the actuation of the interior switch, whether at least one door of the vehicle is locked is determined. When the at least one door of the vehicle is locked, whether a vehicle security is set is determined. When the at least one door of the vehicle is locked and the vehicle security is set, the automatic operation of the power door is prohibited. When the at least one door of the vehicle is not locked or the vehicle security is not set, the automatic operation of the power door is permitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael D. Oakley, Craig T. Kline, Dean A. Scott, Jr., Hideaki Arai, Joseph P. Whinnery, Saeed Namakydoost, Yoshitomo Ihashi, Trevor Scott Whitten, Makoto Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9425729
    Abstract: A system and method for preventing thermal damage to an electric motor in a vehicle includes arrangements for monitoring the motor and detecting a cycle of the motor. If the cycle occurred within a predetermined increment time, a cycle count is incremented. If no cycle occurs for a predetermined decrement time, the cycle count is decremented if the cycle count is greater than zero. If the cycle count is at least equal to a cycle limit, power operation of the motor is deactivated for at least the decrement time. The method may include continuously calculating energy consumed by the motor and, if the energy consumed exceeds one or more allowable energy thresholds, setting the cycle count equal to the cycle limit. The method may further include detecting a failure condition and setting the cycle count equal to the cycle limit when the failure condition is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael D. Oakley, Dean A. Scott, Jr., Trevor Scott Whitten
  • Patent number: 9356963
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product to detect and apply security policy to active client requests within a secure user session begins by applying a first heuristic to a plurality of requests for a particular resource to identify a pattern indicating of an active client. In one embodiment, the heuristic evaluates a frequency of requests for the particular resource across one or more secure user sessions. Later, upon receipt of a new request for the particular resource, a determination is then made whether the new request is consistent with the pattern. If so, an action is taken with respect to a secure session policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher John Hockings, Trevor Scott Norvill, Scott Anthony Exton
  • Publication number: 20160075452
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for deploying a space structure. The space structure is secured to a base with release mechanisms that engage features of the space structure when the base is in a first position. The base is moved from the first position to a second position to deploy the space structure. The release mechanisms are moved at substantially a same time to disengage from the features and release the space structure from the base without imparting a transverse load to the space structure when the base moves from the first position towards the second position to deploy the space structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Inventors: Thomas E. Robles, Trevor Scott Howard
  • Patent number: 9188658
    Abstract: An automatically adjusting light shelf has a circuit of components used to measure light levels within a space; a light shelf hinged to a window assembly, used to reflect light entering the space; and a rotation device used to alter the light entering the space by rotating the light shelf. The light levels are measured using light sensors having a capacitive component and phototransistor in parallel with one another, a microcontroller, and optionally, a clock. The automatic operation of the light shelf can be overridden for manual operation. A method of using the automatically adjusting light shelf includes the steps of measuring a differential between the light levels reaching the light sensors; determining a direction to rotate the light shelf to alter the light; and rotating the light shelf so that the reflected light is optimized within the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Inventor: Trevor Scott Betz
  • Publication number: 20150033630
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling an automatic operation of a power door of a vehicle is presented. An actuation of an interior switch by a user is detected and, upon detecting the actuation of the interior switch, whether at least one door of the vehicle is locked is determined. When the at least one door of the vehicle is locked, whether a vehicle security is set is determined. When the at least one door of the vehicle is locked and the vehicle security is set, the automatic operation of the power door is prohibited. When the at least one door of the vehicle is not locked or the vehicle security is not set, the automatic operation of the power door is permitted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Michael D. Oakley, Craig T. Kline, Dean A. Scott, JR., Hideaki Arai, Joseph P. Whinnery, Saeed Namakydoost, Yoshitomo Ihashi, Trevor Scott Whitten, Makoto Watanabe
  • Patent number: 8949814
    Abstract: An approach is provided that receives and processes a software change package. The software change package includes changes to an installed software product. Change metadata corresponding to the changes included in the software change package is also received. Support data corresponding to the software change package is also received with the support data includes evaluation data that corresponds to the software change package. The evaluation data being data that was gathered from other customer installations of an upgraded software product that previously installed the software change package. Customer configuration data items are retrieved and the customer configuration data items are analyzed along with the received change metadata and the received support data in order to generating an upgrade risk map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew John Green, Christopher John Hockings, Trevor Scott Norvill, Richard A. Speter
  • Publication number: 20150012432
    Abstract: A method for processing a payment transaction and a personal record associated with the payment transaction is provided. The method includes receiving a request to authorize the payment transaction wherein the authorization request includes a cardholder ID and a payment transaction amount, and transmitting an authorization confirmation message to at least one of a cardholder computing device and a first service provider computing device. The method also includes receiving a request to process a personal record transaction associated with the payment transaction and a second service provider, and processing the personal record transaction including at least one of (i) storing the personal record in the memory, and (ii) transmitting the personal record to at least one of the cardholder and the second service provider. The second service provider may be the same as or different than the first service provider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: Trevor Scott Owen
  • Patent number: 8872447
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling an operation of a power door of a vehicle are presented. An activation of a user interface device associated with the power door is detected. A cue is provided using a notification device after detecting the activation of the user interface device. In one implementation, the notification device includes an audible alarm. When the user interface device is activated for greater than a predetermined time period, the power door is caused to be in a power mode of operation, and the notification device is used to indicate a current operational mode of the power door. In one implementation, when the user interface device is deactivated within the predetermined time period, the power door is caused to be in a manual mode of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael D Oakley, Craig T Kline, Dean A. Scott, Jr., Hideaki Arai, Joseph P Whinnery, Saeed Namakydoost, Yoshitomo Ihashi, Trevor Scott Whitten, Makoto Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20140265978
    Abstract: A system and method for preventing thermal damage to an electric motor in a vehicle includes arrangements for monitoring the motor and detecting a cycle of the motor. If the cycle occurred within a predetermined increment time, a cycle count is incremented. If no cycle occurs for a predetermined decrement time, the cycle count is decremented if the cycle count is greater than zero. If the cycle count is at least equal to a cycle limit, power operation of the motor is deactivated for at least the decrement time. The method may include continuously calculating energy consumed by the motor and, if the energy consumed exceeds one or more allowable energy thresholds, setting the cycle count equal to the cycle limit. The method may further include detecting a failure condition and setting the cycle count equal to the cycle limit when the failure condition is detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Michael D. Oakley, Dean A. Scott, JR., Trevor Scott Whitten
  • Publication number: 20140244504
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for performing an electronic transaction over a payment network system is provided. The transaction is initiated by a cardholder using a cardholder computer device in communication with a merchant computer device of a merchant, wherein the cardholder computer device is associated with a vehicle. The method includes receiving first merchant data at the cardholder computer device when the vehicle is located within a predetermined distance of the merchant computer device. The cardholder is prompted to select a purchase item from first merchant data. The method includes transmitting purchase data including at least one of an account data and a purchase item data to the merchant computer device, wherein the merchant computer device is configured to generate a payment authorization request message. The cardholder computer device receives a confirmation message in response to the authorization request message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Trevor Scott Owen
  • Publication number: 20140203166
    Abstract: One embodiment of a microcontroller (24) connected to light sensors (12) that measure the light conditions within a space to determine whether a light shelf (10) should be rotated about a hinge (20) automatically by a servomotor (18) in order to provide the most advantageous use of daylighting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventor: Trevor Scott Betz
  • Publication number: 20140041301
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling an operation of a power door of a vehicle are presented. An activation of a user interface device associated with the power door is detected. A cue is provided using a notification device after detecting the activation of the user interface device. In one implementation, the notification device includes an audible alarm. When the user interface device is activated for greater than a predetermined time period, the power door is caused to be in a power mode of operation, and the notification device is used to indicate a current operational mode of the power door. In one implementation, when the user interface device is deactivated within the predetermined time period, the power door is caused to be in a manual mode of operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventors: Michael D. Oakley, Craig T. Kline, Dean A. Scott, JR., Hideaki Arai, Joseph P. Whinnery, Saeed Namakydoost, Yoshitomo Ihashi, Trevor Scott Whitten, Makoto Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20140047502
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product to detect and apply security policy to active client requests within a secure user session begins by applying a first heuristic to a plurality of requests for a particular resource to identify a pattern indicating of an active client. In one embodiment, the heuristic evaluates a frequency of requests for the particular resource across one or more secure user sessions. Later, upon receipt of a new request for the particular resource, a determination is then made whether the new request is consistent with the pattern. If so, an action is taken with respect to a secure session policy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher John Hockings, Trevor Scott Norvill, Scott Anthony Exton
  • Publication number: 20130346956
    Abstract: An approach is provided that receives and processes a software change package. The software change package includes changes to an installed software product. Change metadata corresponding to the changes included in the software change package is also received. Support data corresponding to the software change package is also received with the support data includes evaluation data that corresponds to the software change package. The evaluation data being data that was gathered from other customer installations of an upgraded software product that previously installed the software change package. Customer configuration data items are retrieved and the customer configuration data items are analyzed along with the received change metadata and the received support data in order to generating an upgrade risk map.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthew John Green, Christopher John Hockings, Trevor Scott Norvill, Richard A. Speter