Patents by Inventor Gordon Matthews

Gordon 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: 20190205969
    Abstract: Systems and methods disclosed herein provide a geo-targeted online reservation system that ensures authenticity of customer devices requesting reservations by generating reservations only if threshold authentication conditions are satisfied. For example, a computing device registered with a server system receives inputs for requesting a reservation of a limited release product and for configuring the product. To authenticate the computing device, the server device transmits an electronic message to the computing device requesting the computing device to respond. A response to the message is one threshold authentication condition for generating the reservation. Upon determining that one or more threshold authentication conditions are satisfied, the server device generates a reservation for the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Gordon Gibson Lanpher, Roger Brandon Beaty, Jonathan Matthew Shaw, Katharine Reinhold, Ryan Robert O. Malia, Megan Murphy Millard, Simon Atkins, Todd Ames
  • Publication number: 20180108579
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for estimating an effect of variations of wafer properties on operating parameters of photovoltaic cells during manufacturing is provided. Measurements of emitter sheet resistance, minority carrier lifetime, and wafer resistivity of a wafer are obtained during manufacture of the wafer into a photovoltaic cell. Measurements may be made in-line with manufacturing. Current and voltage (I-V) parameters of the photovoltaic cell, such as VOC, ISC and fill factor are estimated based on some the obtained measurements. Calculation routines for the I-V parameters may be monitored for accuracy and updated based on actual observed values of the I-V parameters as measured in the finished photovoltaic cells. The update may be based on a comparison between observed wafer properties and imputed wafer properties that are generated based on the observed values of the I-V parameters. The measurements and I-V parameters may be used to identify process faults.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicants: Aurora Solar Technologies (Canada) Inc., Aurora Solar Technologies (Canada) Inc.
    Inventor: Gordon Matthew DEANS
  • Patent number: 9535892
    Abstract: A method is provided for generating unique content using information received from a user. The method includes receiving, from a user, data. The data includes restrictions for content and information associated with a business entity. Further, the method includes analyzing the data to identify a subject matter of the content. The method also includes obtaining a content template that corresponds with the subject matter. The content template comprises a block of text with a plurality of blanks. The method further includes accessing and analyzing a terminology library to identify a required data item. Moreover, the method includes generating search terms based on the required data item, and searching the Internet using the search terms to obtain the required data item. Still yet, the method includes identifying a subset of additional terminology, which is used to generate raw content. Furthermore, the method includes obtaining unique content by modifying the raw content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventors: Lindsay Gordon Matthews, Beth Wells, Parthiv Sangani, Craig Lee Zarmer
  • Patent number: 9118096
    Abstract: A feed structure for a wearable antenna incorporates a microstrip transmission line designed for mounting on opposite sides of a fabric. The transmission line has a perforated ground plane which reduces capacitance and offers an appropriate impedance, even when the fabric is thin, and allows the use of a relatively robust line conductor having a width of 3 mm or 5 mm or more. The ground plane can be extended to provide the ground plane of a balun and the material of that ground plane can in turn be extended to provide the wearable antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: BAE SYSTEMS plc
    Inventors: Robert Ian Henderson, James Christopher Gordon Matthews
  • Patent number: 9024840
    Abstract: A wearable antenna assembly incorporates a coplanar waveguide feed in one of the arms of a two-arm spiral antenna. The antenna has relatively high impedance compared with the feed line from a suitable radio but the coplanar waveguide feed is simply modified to provide a quarter-wave transformer adjacent to the feed connection to the antenna and at least one further impedance transformation step on a tangential extension of the feed at the outer edge of the spiral antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: BAE SYSTEMS plc
    Inventors: Robert Ian Henderson, James Christopher Gordon Matthews
  • Patent number: 8933851
    Abstract: A body wearable antenna adapted to be worn against the body, comprising: a first antenna part (4); and a second antenna part (6) insulated from the first part (4); wherein the first antenna part (4) is adapted to be worn circumferentially around a body part (100); and the second antenna part (6) is adapted to be worn longitudinally against a body part (100). The body parts that the first antenna part (4) is adapted to be worn around and that the second antenna part (6) is adapted to be worn against maybe the same. The second antenna part (6) may extend circumferentially around the body part (100) to some extent and may extend along substantially the whole length of the body part (100). The second antenna part (6) may comprise a plurality of radial elements (61, 62, 63) that extend away from the first antenna part (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: BAE SYSTEMS plc
    Inventors: James Christopher Gordon Matthews, Paul James Tittensor
  • Patent number: 8843084
    Abstract: Apparatus for providing antenna diversity for a radio transmitter/receiver (TR) comprising measuring means for measuring relative received signal strengths in a plurality of antennas in a selectable frequency range, means for selecting the selectable frequency range according to a transmission frequency of the TR, and connecting means for connecting the antenna having the greatest received signal strength to the TR. The apparatus may be combined with a plurality of antennas to form a diversity antenna system, for example for use with a personal radio. The antennas may then be disposed spaced apart on the user's body e.g. by being incorporated into a garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: BAE SYSTEMS plc
    Inventors: Christopher Ralph Pescod, James Christopher Gordon Matthews, Andrew James Smith
  • Patent number: 8829442
    Abstract: A system and method of non-contact measurement of the dopant content of semiconductor material by reflecting infrared (IR) radiation off of the material and splitting the radiation into two beams, passing each beam through pass band filters of differing wavelength ranges, comparing the level of energy passed through each filter and calculating the dopant content by referencing a correlation curve made up of known wafer dopant content for that system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Aurora Control Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: E. Michael Heaven, Gordon Matthew Deans, Kenneth Cadien, Stephen Warren Blaine
  • Patent number: 8738611
    Abstract: A method to prioritize emails based on financial management data configured to analyze an email to determine an identity of a sender of the email, to compare the identity of the sender to contact information contained within business data of a financial management application to identify a portion of the business data as being associated with the sender, to analyze the portion of the business data to generate a score representing a level of importance of the sender to the email recipient based on a pre-determined criterion, to generate a priority ranking of the email among a number of emails based on the score, and to display the email among the number of emails to the recipient with a priority indication based on the priority ranking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Lee Zarmer, Lindsay Gordon Matthews, Kramer Chapman Weydt, Louis Francisco DaRosa, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20130093633
    Abstract: A wearable antenna assembly incorporates a coplanar waveguide feed in one of the arms of a two-arm spiral antenna. The antenna has relatively high impedance compared with the feed line from a suitable radio but the coplanar waveguide feed is simply modified to provide a quarter-wave transformer adjacent to the feed connection to the antenna and at least one further impedance transformation step on a tangential extension of the feed at the outer edge of the spiral antenna.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: BAE SYSTEMS pc
    Inventors: Robert Ian Henderson, James Christopher Gordon Matthews
  • Patent number: 8423463
    Abstract: A method for managing the use of a gift card with a personal financial management application (PFMA), including storing a balance of the gift card in the PFMA, obtaining, using a central processor (CPU) of a computer and within the PFMA, a transaction of a user, identifying, using the CPU, the gift card as a payment source of the transaction, and adjusting, using the CPU and in response to identifying the gift card as the payment source, the balance in the PFMA based on the transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventors: Lindsay Gordon Matthews, Christopher Lang Mocko, Derrick Ruyoung Chao, Albert Joongkyu Ko, Mark Robert Shulman
  • Publication number: 20130088304
    Abstract: A feed structure for a wearable antenna incorporates a microstrip transmission line designed for mounting on opposite sides of a fabric. The transmission line has a perforated ground plane which reduces capacitance and offers an appropriate impedance, even when the fabric is thin, and allows the use of a relatively robust line conductor having a width of 3 mm or 5 mm or more. The ground plane can be extended to provide the ground plane of a balun and the material of that ground plane can in turn be extended to provide the wearable antenna.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: BAE SYSTEMS plc
    Inventors: Robert Ian Henderson, James Christopher Gordon Matthews
  • Patent number: 8384581
    Abstract: A structure and a method for modifying an existing design of structure are provided, wherein the structure is provided to at least partially enclose an object that has a large radar cross section. The structure comprises a non-metallic portion having a radar-reflective layer applied to an inclined surface of the structure. The inclined surface is arranged with one or more angles of inclination selected so that the radar cross-section for the structure has a value that is lower than that for the object enclosed in one or more frequency ranges. In a preferred variation, an at least partially detached and appropriately shaped radar-reflective structure may be provided as an alternative to or to supplement the modification of an existing enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: BAE Systems PLC
    Inventors: James Christopher Gordon Matthews, Per Sveigaard Mikkelsen
  • Publication number: 20130043393
    Abstract: A system and method of non-contact measurement of the dopant content of semiconductor material by reflecting infrared (IR) radiation off of the material and splitting the radiation into two beams, passing each beam through pass band filters of differing wavelength ranges, comparing the level of energy passed through each filter and calculating the dopant content by referencing a correlation curve made up of known wafer dopant content for that system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Inventors: E. Michael Heaven, Gordon Matthew Deans, Kenneth Cadien, Stephen Warren Blaine
  • Publication number: 20120302183
    Abstract: Apparatus for providing antenna diversity for a radio transmitter/receiver (TR) comprising measuring means for measuring relative received signal strengths in a plurality of antennas in a selectable frequency range, means for selecting the selectable frequency range according to a transmission frequency of the TR, and connecting means for connecting the antenna having the greatest received signal strength to the TR. The apparatus may be combined with a plurality of antennas to form a diversity antenna system, for example for use with a personal radio. The antennas may then be disposed spaced apart on the user's body e.g. by being incorporated into a garment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: BAE SYSTEMS PLC
    Inventors: Christopher Ralph Pescod, James Christopher Gordon Matthews, Andrew James Smith
  • Publication number: 20120293382
    Abstract: A body wearable antenna adapted to be worn against the body, comprising: a first antenna part (4); and a second antenna part (6) insulated from the first part (4); wherein the first antenna part (4) is adapted to be worn circumferentially around a body part (100); and the second antenna part (6) is adapted to be worn longitudinally against a body part (100). The body parts that the first antenna part (4) is adapted to be worn around and that the second antenna part (6) is adapted to be worn against maybe the same. The second antenna part (6) may extend circumferentially around the body part (100) to some extent and may extend along substantially the whole length of the body part (100). The second antenna part (6) may comprise a plurality of radial elements (61, 62, 63) that extend away from the first antenna part (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 1, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: BAE SYSTEMS PLC
    Inventors: James Christopher Gordon Matthews, Paul James Tittensor
  • Patent number: 8063840
    Abstract: An antenna including a number of antenna units, each having a lens and an array of beam ports. The antenna units are arranged in a stack, and are configured to transmit or receive signals from the same field-of-view. Each unit is configured to operate in a different frequency band, with the lenses being configured such that an approximately constant beam shape is maintained across the entire operating bandwidth of the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: BAE Systems plc
    Inventors: James Christopher Gordon Matthews, Robert Alan Lewis, Christian Rieckmann
  • Publication number: 20100253564
    Abstract: A structure and a method for modifying an existing design of structure are provided, wherein the structure is provided to at least partially enclose an object that has a large radar cross section. The structure comprises a non-metallic portion having a radar-reflective layer applied to an inclined surface of the structure. The inclined surface is arranged with one or more angles of inclination selected so that the radar cross-section for the structure has a value that is lower than that for the object enclosed in one or more frequency ranges. In a preferred variation, an at least partially detached and appropriately shaped radar-reflective structure may be provided as an alternative to or to supplement the modification of an existing enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2008
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Inventors: James Christopher Gordon Matthews, Per Sveigaard Mikkelsen
  • Publication number: 20100231434
    Abstract: A structure, and a method for modifying the design of a structure, are provided such that the structure includes features designed to reduce and preferably minimize the radar cross-section of the structure over one or more predetermined frequency ranges. A structure is provided having an inclined surface, wherein the angle of inclination is selected for which the level of radar cross section is below a local maximum in the sidelobes in each of the scattering patterns of incident electromagnetic radiation at frequencies within one or more predetermined frequency ranges. In the particular case of a tower, for example of a wind turbine, the radar cross-section of the tower may be minimized for two or more radar bands by appropriate selection of the angle of inclination of a frusto-conical portion of the tower. Ideally, the tower is constructed entirely in the form of a cone frustum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2007
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Inventors: Jonathan Pinto, James Christopher Gordon Matthews
  • Publication number: 20100013726
    Abstract: An antenna (1) comprises a number of antenna units (10, 20, 30), each comprising a lens (11, 12, 13) and any array (21, 22, 23) of beam ports (32). The antenna units (10, 20, 30) are arranged in a stack, and are configured to transmit or receive signals from the same field-of-view. Each unit 10, 20, 30) is configured to operate in a different frequency band, with the lenses (11, 12, 13) being configured such that an approximately constant beam shape is maintained across the entire operating bandwidth of the antenna (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2007
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Inventors: James Christopher Gordon Matthews, Robert Lewis, Christian Rieckmann