Patents by Inventor David A. Matthews

David A. Matthews 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: 20190183181
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems, apparatuses, and methods for assembling cartridges for aerosol delivery devices. The cartridges may be assembled by coupling a base of the cartridge to a carriage that is transported via a track. The track transports the carriages between various substations at which one or more parts are added to the base. The carriage may be lifted from the track by a lifter mechanism at each substation in order to perform assembly operations on the base. An inspection system may inspect the cartridges at various stages of completion at or between the various substations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Quentin Paul Guenther, JR., Johnny Keith Cagigas, William Robert Collett, Lawrence P. Balash, Scott Lee Brady, Ronnie Dean Dover, John Scott Gerow, Don Edward Green, John Matthew Odel, Christopher M. Spencer, Vernon L. Steiner, David James Thierauf, Louis Wade Wacker, Byron Joseph Williams
  • Publication number: 20190174830
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems, apparatuses, and methods for assembling cartridges for aerosol delivery devices. The cartridges may be assembled by coupling a base of the cartridge to a carriage that is transported via a track. The track transports the carriages between various substations at which one or more parts are added to the base. The carriage may be lifted from the track by a lifter mechanism at each substation in order to perform assembly operations on the base. An inspection system may inspect the cartridges at various stages of completion at or between the various substations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Quentin Paul Guenther, JR., Johnny Keith Cagigas, William Robert Collett, Lawrence P. Balash, Scott Lee Brady, Ronnie Dean Dover, John Scott Gerow, Don Edward Green, John Matthew Odel, Christopher M. Spencer, Vernon L. Steiner, David James Thierauf, Louis Wade Wacker, Byron Joseph Williams
  • Publication number: 20190174829
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems, apparatuses, and methods for assembling cartridges for aerosol delivery devices. The cartridges may be assembled by coupling a base of the cartridge to a carriage that is transported via a track. The track transports the carriages between various substations at which one or more parts are added to the base. The carriage may be lifted from the track by a lifter mechanism at each substation in order to perform assembly operations on the base. An inspection system may inspect the cartridges at various stages of completion at or between the various substations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Quentin Paul Guenther, JR., Johnny Keith Cagigas, William Robert Collett, Lawrence P. Balash, Scott Lee Brady, Ronnie Dean Dover, John Scott Gerow, Don Edward Green, John Matthew Odel, Christopher M. Spencer, Vernon L. Steiner, David James Thierauf, Louis Wade Wacker, Byron Joseph Williams
  • Patent number: 10315325
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods in which a utility knife includes a hook-type cutter, and at least one of a blade tip cap and a blade cover that is movable relative to a blade or blade cartridge. Contemplated blade tip caps can be fixedly, removably or movably attached to the blade or other portion of a utility knife cartridge. Contemplated blade covers can move from a blade covering configuration to a blade exposing configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Spellbound Development Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Earl J. Votolato, David Andrew Sharbaugh, Frank Matthew Howa, Ryan Burkes
  • Patent number: 10315317
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods in which a utility knife includes a blade cover that is movable from a locked position to an unlocked position relative to at least one of a blade cartridge, a blade holder, and a tool handle are provided. When the blade cover is in an unlocked position, the blade cover can advantageously be moved from a blade covering configuration to a blade exposing configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Spellbound Development Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Earl J. Votolato, David Andrew Sharbaugh, Frank Matthew Howa, Ryan Burkes
  • Patent number: 10311975
    Abstract: A care management system for improving the care of a client who is supported by a caregiver is described. The caregiver may participate in regular activities with the client and record these activities in the care management system. The care management system may present the caregiver with questions on a regular basis. Information may also be input into the system by a care management team made up of professionals responsible for the client's overall care. A risk analyzer may determine the client's risk for different risk conditions, and may calculate domain-specific and overall risk scores for the client. Furthermore, the risk analyzer may make recommendations for actions to be taken by the client, the caregiver, or the care management team in order to improve the client's care. The information in the care management system may be used by the care management team to direct aspects of the client's care.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: SENIORLINK INCORPORATED
    Inventors: David Cort Young, Thomas Matthew Grace
  • Patent number: 10303325
    Abstract: This document describes techniques and apparatuses enabling a multi-application environment. In some embodiments, these techniques and apparatuses enable multi-application environments having combinations of immersive interfaces, windows-based interfaces, and a desktop treated as an immersive interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Robert J. Jarrett, Jesse Clay Satterfield, Nils Anders Sundelin, Bret P. Anderson, Tsz Yan Wong, Chaitanya Dev Sareen, Patrice L. Miner, Jensen Harris, David A. Matthews, Jennifer Nan, Matthew I. Worley
  • Patent number: 10305174
    Abstract: An antenna array and a system including the antenna array are provided for implementing wireless communication in a wearable device. The antenna array includes a first plurality of antennas integrated with an antenna substrate and a second plurality of antennas integrated with the antenna substrate. Each antenna in the first plurality of antennas is disposed perpendicular to a ground plane, and each antenna in the second plurality of antennas is disposed parallel to the ground plane. The first plurality of antennas and the second plurality of antennas generate omni-directional electro-magnetic (EM) radiation in at least two different polarizations, which makes the antenna array suitable for wearable applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Colan Graeme Matthew Ryan, Hungyu David Yang
  • Publication number: 20190155728
    Abstract: A virtual secure mode is enabled for a virtual machine operating in a computing environment that is associated with a plurality of different trust levels. First, a virtual secure mode image is loaded into one or more memory pages of a virtual memory space of the virtual machine. Then, the one or more memory pages of the virtual memory space are made inaccessible to one or more trust levels having a relatively lower trust level than a launching trust level that is used by a virtual secure mode loader to load the virtual secure mode image. A target virtual trust level is also enabled on a launching virtual processor for the virtual machine that is higher than the launching trust level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Niels T. Ferguson, Yevgeniy Anatolievich Samsonov, Kinshumann, Samartha Chandrashekar, John Anthony Messec, Mark Fishel Novak, Christopher McCarron, Amitabh Prakash Tamhane, Qiang Wang, David Matthew Kruse, Nir Ben-Zvi, Anders Bertil Vinberg
  • Publication number: 20190155970
    Abstract: The example embodiments are directed to a system and method for simulating an application performance using a test environment associated with an application marketplace where the application can be purchased. In one example, the method may include operating a virtual test environment which includes virtual hardware for testing software, receiving, from the application marketplace, information about an application and operating characteristics of a target installation environment for the application, executing the application via the virtual hardware of the virtual test environment based on the operating characteristics of the target installation environment to generate simulated test results of the application in the target installation environment, and outputting information of the simulated application test results for the target installation environment for display on a display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: David MATTHEWS, Joel MARKHAM, Michael YOENSKY, Amy Victoria ARAGONES, Austars Raymond SCHNORE, JR.
  • Publication number: 20190155271
    Abstract: The example embodiments are directed to a system and method for determining an improvement to an asset created by installation of a software application associated with the asset. In one example, the method includes determining an operating performance of an asset operating based on a performance modifying application being installed, establishing a baseline operating performance of the asset from a virtual model of the asset which is running without the performance modifying application installed, determining a change in an operating characteristic of the asset in response to the performance modifying application being installed based on the operating performance of the asset determined from the asset and the baseline operating performance of the asset determined from the virtual model of the asset, and outputting information about the determined change in the operating characteristic of the asset for display on a display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: David MATTHEWS, Joel MARKHAM, Michael YOENSKY, Amy Victoria ARAGONES, Austars Raymond SCHNORE, JR.
  • Publication number: 20190156445
    Abstract: The example embodiments are directed to a system and method for incorporating licensing information into a downloadable application via an application marketplace. In an example, the method includes one or more of receiving a request of an asset control system, at an application marketplace, to download and install an instance of a software application from the application marketplace for use with an asset controlled by the asset control system, dynamically determining a licensing scheme to be used for the instance of the software application from among a plurality of possible licensing schemes based on configuration information stored in a repository associated with the application marketplace, assigning the dynamically determined licensing scheme to a downloadable file of the software application, and transmitting the downloadable file having the dynamically assigned licensing scheme to an industrial edge computing system associated with the asset control system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Joel MARKHAM, David MATTHEWS, Michael YOENSKY, Amy Victoria ARAGONES, Austars Raymond SCHNORE, JR.
  • Patent number: 10296217
    Abstract: Examples are disclosed for configuring a solid state drive (SSD) to operate in a storage mode or a memory mode. In some examples, one or more configuration commands may be received at a controller for an SSD having one or more non-volatile memory arrays. The SSD may be configured to operate in at least one of a storage mode, a memory mode or a combination of the storage mode or the memory mode based on the one or more configuration commands. Other examples are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Blaise Fanning, Mark A. Schmisseur, Raymond S. Tetrick, Robert J. Royer, Jr., David B. Minturn, Shane Matthews
  • Patent number: 10295184
    Abstract: An oxy-fuel burner (10) with monitoring including a fuel passage (320) terminating in a fuel nozzle (322), a primary oxidant passage (330) terminating in an oxidant nozzle (333), one or more sensors including a nozzle temperature sensor (372) for sensing at least one of an oxidant nozzle temperature and a fuel nozzle temperature, and a data processor (66, 166,266) programmed to receive data from the sensors and to determine based on at least a portion of the received data the presence or absence of an abnormal burner condition including a potential partial obstruction of at least one of the primary oxidant passage (330) and the fuel passage (320) based on an increase or decrease in at least one of the oxidant nozzle temperature and the fuel nozzle temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Albright, Reed Jacob Hendershot, Michael J. Gallagher, Thomas David Matthew Lee, Aleksandar Georgi Slavejkov, Mark Daniel D'Agostini, Tunc Goruney
  • Publication number: 20190147426
    Abstract: Examples provide pairing of a mobile electronic device with a merchant transaction device associated with a checkout area at a merchant facility. A plurality of advertising packets are received by the mobile electronic device. Each advertising packet of the plurality of advertising packets is associated with an individual beacon transceiver of a plurality of beacon transceivers. A checkout area of a plurality of checkout areas is identified within a beacon zone defined by an analysis of at least one parameter associated with the received advertising packets. A merchant pairing screen is generated at the mobile electronic device to pair the mobile electronic device to a merchant transaction device at the checkout lane of the plurality of checkout lanes. A pairing process for customer check-in to pick up an item is also provided in some examples.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Bradley J. Kieffer, Mark Matthews, Eytan Daniyalzade, David Martin Nelms, Robert C. Taylor, Berk Atikoglu, Charlie Berry
  • Patent number: 10287789
    Abstract: An improved hotel configuration. The hotel room configuration includes two adjacent rooms, one of which forms a T, and the other of which forms an L, with the base of the T fitting into the right angle formed by the L. Embodiments are directed to reconfiguring an existing hotel having adjacent, side-by-side rooms into the T and L configuration. Additional embodiments are directed to a combined television stand and desk module that fits into or is used as a footboard of a bed. A television can be mounted on the top of this console, and can, in embodiments, rotate to face the desk, the bed, or other parts of the room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: SIX CONTINENTS HOTELS, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew James McLoughlin, Timothy Robert Jones, Richard Matthew Booth, David Alexander Hamilton
  • Patent number: 10287847
    Abstract: A downhole sealing apparatus includes a cup sealing assembly defining a central bore to permit mounting on a mandrel. At least a portion of the cup sealing assembly is configured to be rotatably coupled to a mandrel. Such a downhole sealing assembly may be millable when in situ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Rubberatkins Limited
    Inventors: Vijayamirtharaj Avanashiappan, David Matthew Hare, Craig Spalding
  • Patent number: 10284790
    Abstract: A method for encoding segment boundary information of a video for improved video processing is disclosed. The method includes identifying, by a processing device, boundary data corresponding to segments of a content item, encoding the boundary data as part of the content item, and transmitting the content item with the encoded boundary data to a server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Reed Morse, David Matthew Patierno, Jason Toff, John Gregg
  • Patent number: 10284626
    Abstract: The embodiments described herein generally relate to a protocol for implementing data operations, e.g., a version of SMB, atop RDMA transports. In embodiments, systems and methods use the protocol definition, which specifies new messages for negotiating an RDMA connection and for transferring SMB2 data using the negotiated communication. A new protocol message may include new header information to determine message size, number of messages, and other information for sending the SMB2 data over RDMA. The header information is used to accommodate differences in message size requirements between RDMA and SMB2. The SMB Direct protocol allows SMB2 data to be fragmented into multiple individual RDMA messages that a receiver may then logically concatenate into a single SMB2 request or SMB2 response. The SMB Direct protocol also may allow SMB2 to transfer application data via efficient RDMA direct placement and to signal the application data's availability when the transfer is complete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas M. Talpey, Gregory Robert Kramer, David Matthew Kruse
  • Publication number: 20190126946
    Abstract: A railcar hatch control system and method for operating railcar hatches of a multi-railcar train is disclosed. A multi-railcar train may have a locomotive and a plurality of railcars having railcar hatches that can be opened and closed. The system and method may include displaying railcar identification information for the railcars on an operator display device, and receiving selections of railcars from an operator that will have a railcar hatch operation performed thereon, such as opening or closing the hatches. The railcar hatch operation is input, and the system and method control the railcar hatch operation being performed only on the selected railcars, and not on the railcars that have not been selected by the operator. The system and method may have operator interfaces devices at an operator station of the train, or at a remote location or on a remote device that communicates wirelessly with the train.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: Progress Rail Locomotive Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Shubs, JR., James David Seaton, David Matthew Roenspies