Patents by Inventor William Scott

William 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).

  • Patent number: 10413332
    Abstract: An implant for fusing a joint between first and second bone portions. The implant includes a screw member, and a washer polyaxially rotatable relative to the screw member. The screw member includes a head, a lag zone, and a threaded engagement zone. The implant includes a fusion zone for joint compression, extending from the washer to the proximal end of the engagement zone. Fenestrations may be present in the fusion zone. The length of the fusion zone ranges from about 10 mm to about 37 mm. Different surface finishes including roughened and non-roughened may be applied selectively to selected portions of the implant. In an embodiment, the joint is a sacro-iliac joint, and upon implantation the implant extends from the exterior of the ilium, across the joint and into the sacral vertebral body. Instrumentation and methods for preparing the joint and implanting the implant are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: IMDS LLC
    Inventors: Brian Scott Schumacher, Nicholas Slater, William W. Cross, III
  • Publication number: 20190275228
    Abstract: A dialysis machine (e.g., a peritoneal dialysis (PD) machine) can include a pressure sensor mounted at a proximal end of a patient line that provides PD solution to a patient through a catheter. During treatment, an occlusion can occur at different locations in the patient line and/or the catheter. Elastic waves may be generated at a pump that introduces (e.g., for fill cycles) or withdraws (e.g., for drain cycles) the solution into/out of the patient line. For example, when the solution is introduced or withdrawn suddenly, elastic waves travel distally down the patient line until they encounter the occlusion, and are then reflected back (e.g., toward the pressure sensor).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: William Scott Crawford, Robert Matthew Ohline
  • Patent number: 10399478
    Abstract: Truck container lift systems are disclosed. Truck containers having at least one secure compartment are also disclosed. Methods of making and using truck container lift systems and truck containers having at least one secure compartment are further disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventors: Roger Donald Dorminey, Randall George Martin, James William Scott
  • Patent number: 10400610
    Abstract: A turbine blade includes an airfoil that extends from a root end to a tip end, and a tip shroud extending from the tip end. The tip shroud includes a shroud plate that includes a pressure side edge. The pressure side edge includes a primary contact surface configured to couple against an adjacent tip shroud, and a notch extending at least partially downstream from the primary contact surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: William Scott Zemitis, Richard Ryan Pilson, Melbourne James Myers
  • Patent number: 10400574
    Abstract: An apparatus for inspecting integrity of a multi-barrier wellbore is described. The apparatus includes at least one source to generate radiation to impinge a target volume of the wellbore. The apparatus includes a source collimator having a plurality of alternating blocking channels and passing channels to direct radiation to impinge the target volume, such that the radiation directed from each passing channel forms a plurality of field of views extending radially into the target volume. The apparatus further includes at least one detector to receive backscatter rays arising from each respective field of view from the plurality of field of views and to generate an image representative of an inspected portion of the wellbore. The apparatus is useful for inspecting very small volumes in the multiple barriers of the wellbore and determine the integrity of the wellbore based on the different densities in the image of the inspected portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Ansas Matthias Kasten, Juan Pablo Cilia, John Scott Price, William Robert Ross, Chengbao Wang, Sudeep Mandal
  • Patent number: 10403488
    Abstract: Methods, systems and devices that provide fluid devices with at least one SPE bed adjacent (upstream of) a separation channel which may be in communication with an inlet of a Mass Spectrometer. The fluid device can be configured to operate using independently applied pressures to a BGE reservoir and a sample reservoir for pressure-driven injection that can inject a discrete sample plug into a separation channel that does not require voltage applied to the sample reservoir and can allow for in-channel focusing methods to be used. The methods, systems and devices are particularly suitable for use with a mass spectrometer but optical or other electronic detectors may also be used with the fluidic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Inventors: John Scott Mellors, William A. Black, John Michael Ramsey
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10384409
    Abstract: A system manufactures a tire assembly. The system includes a core having a cylindrical hub and radially protruding extensions projecting radially outward from the hub, a plurality of internal arcuate members for positioning a reinforcing layer of the tire assembly about the core, the internal arcuate members being disposed in spaces between the extensions of the core, a first side plate for securing the internal arcuate members in place relative to the core, and a second side plate for securing the core and internal arcuate members to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Ceyhan Celik, George Michael Stoila, Steven Amos Edwards, James Alfred Benzing, II, William Andrew Haydu, Jr., Todd Andrew Bachochin, Michael James Hogan, Timothy Scott Miller
  • Patent number: 10386999
    Abstract: A method at an electronic device with a display includes: displaying a user interface having a first region and a second region; receiving, and displaying in the first region of the user interface, a live video stream of a physical environment captured by a remote video camera, where at least some of the live video stream is recorded at a remote server; displaying, in the second region, a timeline corresponding to a timespan for a first portion of a duration during which the live video stream may have been recorded; in response to receiving a user interaction to move the timespan to a second portion of the duration, transitioning the displayed timeline to a new timeline that corresponds to the timespan for the second portion, and while transitioning, displaying, in the first region, a subset of video frames representing the first and/or second portion of the duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Charles Burns, George Alban Heitz, III, James Edward Stewart, Cameron Hill, Seungho Yang, Joe Delone Venters, William Alex Finlayson, Carsten Hinz, Timothy Samuel Psiaki, Nathan Scott Klee, Gregory Rourk Nelson, Kevin James Avery, Lawrence W. Neal, Martin Davidsson
  • Publication number: 20190248578
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include a method and system for controlling the flow rate of materials into and out of the blender. The system includes the control and management of an on-site storage system for each component of a mixture, regulating the delivery rate of a blend mixture into a blender hopper, regulating the exit rate of the blended mixture from the blender hopper, and coordinating the flow of materials into and out of the blender.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: William Vaughn Managan, II, Joe Daniel Matkowski, Bryan Scott Lambert, Kelly Lee Price
  • 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: 10379278
    Abstract: A luminaire for use in lighting a large open space such as a parking lot or deck of a parking garage includes a plurality of optical waveguides disposed in side-by-side relationship and together defining a closed path and at least one LED associated with each optical waveguide and disposed at a first end of the associated optical waveguide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: IDEAL INDUSTRIES LIGHTING LLC
    Inventors: Kurt S. Wilcox, Nicholas W. Medendorp, Jr., Brian Kinnune, Gary David Trott, Mario A. Castillo, Peter Lopez, S. Scott Pratt, Mark Dixon, William L. Dungan
  • Patent number: 10377968
    Abstract: Methods for cleaning a superalloy substrate having engine deposits on its surface are provided. The method may include applying a permanganate solution onto the surface of the superalloy substrate, and applying a ferric chloride based cleaning composition onto the surface of the superalloy substrate. The ferric chloride based cleaning composition includes ferric chloride and at least one of nitric acid and phosphoric acid, such as within a solvent system (e.g., an aqueous solution including water).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: William Clarke Brooks, Eric Scott Huron, John Matthew Powers, Ian Thomas Goodall, Evan Jarrett Dolley, Jr., David Edward Trider, Zeynep Bolukoglu, Doga Ulutas, Tugba Aydin
  • Patent number: 10380294
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a computer-implemented method for simulating a circuit design having a discrete domain segment connected to a continuous domain segment at a connection point. The method may include inserting a bidirectional interface element at the connection point located between the discrete domain segment and the continuous domain segment. The method may also include splitting the discrete domain segment into a plurality of transistor network models to provide for bi-directional transfer of data between the continuous domain segment and the discrete domain segment, wherein at least one of the plurality of transistor network models utilizes only one or more drivers external to a module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Mitchell Spratt, William Scott Cranston, Rajat Kanti Mitra, Chandrashekar Lakshminarayanan Chetput
  • Publication number: 20190240970
    Abstract: A consumable material for use in an extrusion-based digital manufacturing system, the consumable material comprising a length and a cross-sectional profile of at least a portion of the length that is axially asymmetric. The cross-sectional profile is configured to provide a response time with a non-cylindrical liquefier of the extrusion-based digital manufacturing system that is faster than a response time achievable with a cylindrical filament in a cylindrical liquefier for a same thermally limited, maximum volumetric flow rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: J. Samuel Batchelder, William J. Swanson, S. Scott Crump
  • Publication number: 20190240781
    Abstract: A direct metal laser melting (DMLM) system includes a rotatable base, and a build plate mounted on and supported by the rotatable base, where the build plate includes a build surface. The DMLM system also includes a first actuator assembly, a first powder dispenser disposed proximate the build plate and configured to deposit a weldable powder on the build surface of the build plate. In addition, the DMLM system includes a first powder spreader disposed proximate the build plate and configured to spread the weldable powder deposited on the build surface of the build plate, and a first laser scanner supported by the first actuator assembly in a position relative to the build plate, such that at least a portion of the build surface is within a field of view of the first laser scanner. The first laser scanner is configured to selectively weld the weldable powder. The first laser scanner is further configured to translate axially relative to the build surface on the first actuator assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: William Thomas Carter, Todd Jay Rockstroh, Brian Scott McCarthy, Subhrajit Roychowdhury, Younkoo Jeong, David Charles Bogdan, JR.
  • Publication number: 20190242513
    Abstract: A mechanical branch outlet including: a housing having an outer surface and an inner surface and defining an outlet bore extending between the outer surface and the inner surface; and an insert having a first end and a second end, the outlet bore of the housing sized to receive the second end of the insert and retain the first end of the insert.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas Borawski, Joseph William Beagen, JR., Matthew W. McNamara, Stephen Eric Scott
  • Publication number: 20190242514
    Abstract: A mechanical branch outlet including: a housing having an outer surface and an inner surface and defining an outlet bore extending between the outer surface and the inner surface; and an insert having a first end and a second end, the outlet bore of the housing sized to receive the second end of the insert and retain the first end of the insert.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas Borawski, Joseph William Beagen, JR., Matthew W. McNamara, Stephen Eric Scott
  • Patent number: 10375449
    Abstract: Systems, computer-readable storage mediums, and methods for discovering and displaying media content related to an electronic document. At a first computing device, document identifying information—which is one of: at least a portion of a network identifier or source code for the electronic document—for the electronic document is obtained. One or more media entities associated with the electronic document are then obtained from a server. The media entities correspond to media content including scheduled TV programming, streaming media or locally stored media. A representation of a subset of the media entities is displayed, and a user selection from the representation of a respective media entity from the subset is obtained. In response, selection information identifying the respective media entity is sent to a second computing device, which is configured to access and display respective media content corresponding to the respective media entity based on the selection information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Dave Scott Fisher, Vincent Dureau, William Noah Schilit
  • Patent number: 10369477
    Abstract: Methods of managing virtual resources within a virtual world are described which use a device comprising a connecting element to which one or more smart beads can be attached. A smart bead represents either a virtual resource in the virtual world or an action on a virtual resource in the virtual world. The device is arranged to detect and identify which smart beads are attached to the connecting element and to autonomously update quantities of one or more virtual resources based on combinations of virtual resources and/or actions on virtual resources, where at least one of the virtual resources or actions in any combination is represented by a detected smart bead. In an embodiment, the device is a fashion item such as a wearable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: James William Scott, Haiyan Zhang, Nicolas Villar, Alexandra Keeley Bunting, Jonathan Leslie Venables, Simon Jay Carter