Patents by Inventor Matthew A. McMahon

Matthew A. McMahon 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: 10953906
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to an item-identifying, mobile cart that may be utilized by a user in a materials handling facility to automatically identify a user operating the cart and items that the user places into a basket of the cart. In addition, the cart may update a virtual shopping cart of the identified user to include items taken by the user. The mobile cart may include multiple imaging devices and oriented such that their respective optical axes are directed towards an interior of a perimeter of the top of the basket, and above the top of the basket. The mobile cart may also include an imaging device oriented away from the basket such that a user operating the mobile cart may scan a user identifier using this imaging device to enable recognition of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas McMahon, Matthew Clark Webster, Robert Irwin, Jonathan Cohn, Jacob A. Siegel, Charles H. Wood, Jeremy Samuel De Bonet
  • Publication number: 20210071209
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to biosynthesis of cannabinoids and cannabinoid precursors in recombinant cells and in vitro.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: Ginkgo Bioworks, Inc.
    Inventors: Kim Cecelia Anderson, Elena Brevnova, Dylan Alexander Carlin, Brian Carvalho, Nicholas Flores, Katrina Forrest, Matthew McMahon, Massimo Merighi, Gabriel Rodriguez, Emily E. Wrenbeck
  • Publication number: 20200352086
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus for monitoring soil properties and applying fertilizer during a planting operation. Various sensors are disposed in ground engaging components for monitoring soil properties. The ground engaging components may have structure for opening a side trench in the sidewalls of the seed trench and may include liquid application conduits for injecting liquid into the sidewalls of the resulting side trenches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Jason Stoller, Justin Koch, Brian McMahon, Derek Sauder, Ian Radtke, Michael Strnad, Dale Koch, Matthew Morgan, Tracy Leman, Paul Wildermuth
  • Patent number: 10812267
    Abstract: Secure password lock and recovery is provided. A user password is received to access a secure resource protected by a data processing system. It is determined whether a match exists between a retrieved user password verification string corresponding to a valid user password from a storage of a software token and a generated user password verification string corresponding to the user password. In response to determining that a match does not exist between the retrieved user password verification string and the generated user password verification string, it is determined whether a defined number of user password authentication attempts has been exceeded. In response to determining that the defined number of user password authentication attempts has been exceeded, the retrieved user password verification string is set to a preestablished sequence of values locking the valid user password on the storage of the software token. Access to the secure resource is denied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Simon McMahon, Narayana Madineni, Michael W. Gray, Leigh McLean, Matthew Green, Luvita Burgess, Stephen J. McKenzie, Peter Waltenberg
  • Patent number: 10785905
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus for monitoring soil properties and applying fertilizer during a planting operation. Various sensors are disposed in ground engaging components for monitoring soil properties. The ground engaging components may have structure for opening a side trench in the sidewalls of the seed trench and may include liquid application conduits for injecting liquid into the sidewalls of the resulting side trenches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Precision Planting LLC
    Inventors: Jason Stoller, Justin Koch, Brian McMahon, Derek Sauder, Ian Radtke, Michael Strnad, Dale Koch, Matthew Morgan, Tracy Leman, Paul Wildermuth
  • Publication number: 20200296885
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus for monitoring soil properties and applying fertilizer during a planting operation. Various sensors are disposed in ground engaging components for monitoring soil properties. The ground engaging components may have structure for opening a side trench in the sidewalls of the seed trench and may include liquid application conduits for injecting liquid into the sidewalls of the resulting side trenches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Jason Stoller, Justin Koch, Brian McMahon, Derek Sauder, Ian Radtke, Michael Strnad, Dale Koch, Matthew Morgan, Tracy Leman, Paul Wildermuth
  • Patent number: 10681862
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus for monitoring soil properties and applying fertilizer during a planting operation. Various sensors are disposed in ground engaging components for monitoring soil properties. The ground engaging components may have structure for opening a side trench in the sidewalls of the seed trench and may include liquid application conduits for injecting liquid into the sidewalls of the resulting side trenches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: THE CLIMATE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jason Stoller, Justin Koch, Brian McMahon, Derek Sauder, Ian Radtke, Michael Strnad, Dale Koch, Matthew Morgan, Tracy Leman, Paul Wildermuth
  • Publication number: 20200145215
    Abstract: Secure password lock and recovery is provided. A user password is received to access a secure resource protected by a data processing system. It is determined whether a match exists between a retrieved user password verification string corresponding to a valid user password from a storage of a software token and a generated user password verification string corresponding to the user password. In response to determining that a match does not exist between the retrieved user password verification string and the generated user password verification string, it is determined whether a defined number of user password authentication attempts has been exceeded. In response to determining that the defined number of user password authentication attempts has been exceeded, the retrieved user password verification string is set to a preestablished sequence of values locking the valid user password on the storage of the software token. Access to the secure resource is denied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Simon McMahon, Narayana Madineni, Michael W. Gray, Leigh McLean, Matthew Green, Luvita Burgess, Stephen J. McKenzie, Peter Waltenberg
  • Publication number: 20200113129
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus are provided for monitoring soil properties including soil moisture, soil electrical conductivity and soil temperature during an agricultural input application. Embodiments include a soil reflectivity sensor and/or a soil temperature sensor mounted to a seed firmer for measuring moisture and temperature in a planting trench. A thermopile for measuring temperature via infrared radiation is described herein. In one example, the thermopile is disposed in a body and senses infrared radiation through an infrared transparent window. Aspects of any of the disclosed embodiments may be implemented in or communicate with an agricultural intelligence computer system as described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Dale Koch, Michael Strnad, Matthew Morgan, Brian McMahon
  • Patent number: 10614370
    Abstract: A cloud computing architecture and system for interaction with and use of quantum processing devices is presented. In one aspect, the invention comprises a unified platform as a service for interacting with various quantum processing devices. In another aspect, the invention provides an architecture and methodology for accessing and using a variety of quantum processing devices. Other aspects of the invention incorporate various software modules that provide additional functionality for users of quantum processing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: QC Ware Corp.
    Inventors: Matthew C. Johnson, David A. B. Hyde, Peter McMahon, Kin-Joe Sham, Kunle Tayo Oguntebi, Asier Ozaeta Rodriguez
  • Publication number: 20200009349
    Abstract: A processing system includes methods to promote sleep. The system may include a monitor such as a non-contact motion sensor from which sleep information may be determined. User sleep information, such as sleep stages, hypnograms, sleep scores, mind recharge scores and body scores, may be recorded, evaluated and/or displayed for a user. The system may further monitor ambient and/or environmental conditions corresponding to sleep sessions. Sleep advice may be generated based on the sleep information, user queries and/or environmental conditions from one or more sleep sessions. Communicated sleep advice may include content to promote good sleep habits and/or detect risky sleep conditions. In some versions of the system, any one or more of a bedside unit 3000 sensor module, a smart processing device, such as a smart phone or smart device 3002, and network servers may be implemented to perform the methodologies of the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: RESMED SENSOR TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Redmond SHOULDICE, Colin LAWLOR, Matthew NORTON, David MULLIGAN, Stephen MCMAHON, Paul PHILLIPS, Damien O'ROURKE, Luke GAHAN, Marc LAVELLE, Conor HENEGHAN, Alberto ZAFFARONI, Gareth MCDARBY
  • Patent number: 10512212
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus are provided for monitoring soil properties including soil moisture, soil electrical conductivity and soil temperature during an agricultural input application. Embodiments include a soil reflectivity sensor and/or a soil temperature sensor mounted to a seed firmer for measuring moisture and temperature in a planting trench. A thermopile for measuring temperature via infrared radiation is described herein. In one example, the thermopile is disposed in a body and senses infrared radiation through an infrared transparent window. Aspects of any of the disclosed embodiments may be implemented in or communicate with an agricultural intelligence computer system as described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: THE CLIMATE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dale Koch, Michael Strnad, Matthew Morgan, Brian McMahon
  • Patent number: 10484479
    Abstract: Quantum processing devices are integrated with conventional distributed computing paradigms. In one aspect, ideas from classical distributed and high-performance computing are brought into the quantum processing domain. Various architectures and methodologies enable the bilateral integration of quantum processing devices and distributed computers. In one aspect, a system is composed of a high-level API and library, a quantum data model, and a set of software processes to prepare this data model for computation on a quantum processing device and to retrieve results from the quantum processing device. This provides a way for distributed computing software frameworks to integrate one or more quantum processing devices into their workflow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: QC WARE CORP.
    Inventors: Matthew C. Johnson, David A. B. Hyde, Peter McMahon, Kin-Joe Sham, Kunle Tayo Oguntebi
  • Publication number: 20190320579
    Abstract: A ground-engaging component disposed at least partially within a planting trench formed by a planter row unit in a soil surface. The ground engaging component is capable of pivoting laterally side-to-side about a pivot axis as the ground engaging component advances in a forward direction of travel. The ground engaging component may include at least one wing extending laterally outward to form a side trench in a sidewall of the planting trench as the planter row unit advances in the forward direction of travel. The at least one wing may include a fluid outlet in fluid communication with a fluid source to deposit fluid into the side trench.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Jason Stoller, Justin Koch, Brian McMahon, Derek Sauder, Ian Radtke, Michael Strnad, Dale Koch, Matthew Morgan, Tracy Leman, Paul Wildermuth
  • Publication number: 20190313575
    Abstract: A seed firmer and bracket combination for a planter row unit. The bracket includes a forward configured to mount to a frame member of the planter row unit. A rearward portion extends rearward of the seed tube or seed conveyor. The seed firmer includes a body having an upper portion, a tail portion, and a resilient flexible portion between the upper portion and the tail portion. The upper portion is releasably received in a vertical opening in the bracket such that the resilient flexible portion and tail portion extend downwardly and rearwardly from the bracket. The seed firmer is releasably restrained in the bracket preventing the seed firmer from moving upward, forward, rearward and downward until the upper portion of the seed firmer is disengaged from the bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Jason Stoller, Justin Koch, Brian McMahon, Derek Sauder, Ian Radtke, Michael Strnad, Dale Koch, Matthew Morgan, Tracy Leman, Paul Wildermuth
  • Patent number: 10376670
    Abstract: A processing system includes methods to promote sleep. The system may include a monitor such as a non-contact motion sensor from which sleep information may be determined. User sleep information, such as sleep stages, hypnograms, sleep scores, mind recharge scores and body scores, may be recorded, evaluated and/or displayed for a user. The system may further monitor ambient and/or environmental conditions corresponding to sleep sessions. Sleep advice may be generated based on the sleep information, user queries and/or environmental conditions from one or more sleep sessions. Communicated sleep advice may include content to promote good sleep habits and/or detect risky sleep conditions. In some versions of the system, any one or more of a bedside unit 3000 sensor module, a smart processing device, such as a smart phone or smart device 3002, and network servers may be implemented to perform the methodologies of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: ResMed Sensor Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Redmond Shouldice, Colin John Lawlor, Matthew Norton, David Mulligan, Stephen McMahon, Paul Phillips, Damien O'Rourke, Luke Gahan, Marc Lavelle, Conor Heneghan, Alberto Zaffaroni, Gareth McDarby
  • Publication number: 20190191623
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus for monitoring soil properties and applying fertilizer during a planting operation. Various sensors are disposed in ground engaging components for monitoring soil properties. The ground engaging components may have structure for opening a side trench in the sidewalls of the seed trench and may include liquid application conduits for injecting liquid into the sidewalls of the resulting side trenches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Jason Stoller, Justin Koch, Brian McMahon, Derek Sauder, Ian Radtke, Michael Strnad, Dale Koch, Matthew Morgan, Tracy Leman, Paul Wildermuth
  • Patent number: 9254385
    Abstract: The present invention is an improved method of stimulating visual neurons to create artificial vision. It has been found that varying current of visual stimulation can create varying percept brightness, varying percept size, and varying percept shape. By determining the attributes of predetermined current levels, and using those attributes to program a video processor, more accurate video preproduction can be obtained. The present invention also includes an electrode array having alternating large and small electrodes in rows at a 45 degree angle to horizontal in the visual field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Second Sight Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Greenberg, Mark Humayan, Devyani Nanduri, Matthew McMahon, James Weiland
  • Patent number: 9251710
    Abstract: Computer-implemented methods, systems, and computer readable mediums for solving large systems of linear equations, such as for aircraft traffic control and analysis, are disclosed. A method for aircraft traffic control, includes receiving as input, airspace sector information and aircraft traffic information, configuring a homogeneous system of linear inequalities comprising a plurality of linear inequalities based upon the airspace sector information and the aircraft traffic information, and resolving the homogeneous linear system to determine a second airspace sector information and a second aircraft traffic information, wherein the second airspace sector information and the second aircraft traffic information are based upon a predetermined future point of time, and wherein the resolving includes at least one of reducing a maximum infeasibility of the homogeneous linear system and reducing a sum infeasibility of the homogeneous linear system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: The MITRE Corporation
    Inventors: Paul T. R. Wang, William P. Niedringhaus, Matthew McMahon
  • Publication number: 20130085660
    Abstract: Computer-implemented methods, systems, and computer readable mediums for solving large systems of linear equations, such as for aircraft traffic control and analysis, are disclosed. A method for aircraft traffic control, includes receiving as input, airspace sector information and aircraft traffic information, configuring a homogeneous system of linear inequalities comprising a plurality of linear inequalities based upon the airspace sector information and the aircraft traffic information, and resolving the homogeneous linear system to determine a second airspace sector information and a second aircraft traffic information, wherein the second airspace sector information and the second aircraft traffic information are based upon a predetermined future point of time, and wherein the resolving includes at least one of reducing a maximum infeasibility of the homogeneous linear system and reducing a sum infeasibility of the homogeneous linear system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: The MITRE Corporation
    Inventors: Paul T. R. Wang, William P. Niedringhaus, Matthew McMahon