Patents by Inventor Matthew Bell

Matthew Bell 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: 10452083
    Abstract: A thermostat includes a plurality of HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) wire connectors for receiving a plurality of HVAC control wires corresponding to an HVAC system. The thermostat also includes a thermostat processing and control circuit operative to at least partially control the operation of the HVAC system and a powering circuit coupled to the HVAC wire connectors and configured to provide an electrical load power to the thermostat processing and control circuit. The thermostat includes circuitry and methods for maximizing efficiency of energy harvested from the HVAC system connected to the thermostat, and depending on which system is connected to the thermostat, different power schemes can be implemented in order to obtain power from the HVAC system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Adam Warren, Hugo B. Fiennes, Jonathan Alan Dutra, David Bell, Anthony Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers, Ian C. Smith, Edwin H. Satterthwaite, Jr., Grant Michael Erickson, Andrea Mucignat, Joseph E. Palmer
  • Publication number: 20190311743
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and systems for automatically producing a video program in accordance with a script are provided. Various media assets are recorded and or stored in a content database, together with metadata relating to each of the media assets. Each media asset is tagged with a unique content ID, the unique content ID associating the metadata with the media asset. The media assets are then indexed. Text from a script is then analyzed using natural language processing to locate one or more relevant indexed media assets. The located one or more media assets are assembled into a video program in accordance with the script.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Paul Shen, Christopher Bell, Matthew Richard McEwen, Justin Chen
  • Patent number: 10423298
    Abstract: Techniques and arrangements for dynamically modifying a user interface on a computing device of a point-of-sale (POS) system based on a location of the computing device. The location can be associated with a functionality of the user interface. The user interface can include one or more icons corresponding to selectable items that correspond to the functionality. A modification to the user interface can include an adjustment to a visual appearance of an icon and/or a replacement of an icon with another icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Square, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Bell, Brian Partridge, James Lintern, Matthew T. Kursmark, Logan Johnson, Ghassan Abu-Ghaida
  • Publication number: 20190287175
    Abstract: A decentralized investment fund operates according to consensus code on a shared ledger and raises capital by issuing ownership tokens on the shared ledger. The decentralized investment fund may hold digital assets in the consensus code and distribute profits to the token owners according to each owner's dividend preference. A token owner's dividend preference can include digital assets tracked by a different shared ledger, stabletoken digital assets pegged to the value of a digital asset, and cross-chain digital asset swaps. Token issuance may include a proof of accreditation requirement based on cryptographic proof on a shared ledger. The decentralized investment fund may distribute fund documents to the token holders by encrypting the document, first with a symmetric key common to all token holders, and second with an asymmetric key unique to each token holders and based on the token's holder's known public address on the shared ledger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: SALT Lending Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Hill, Gregory Bell, Shawn Owen
  • Publication number: 20190277133
    Abstract: A technique is provided for modeling flow simulations at downhole reservoir conditions and rock formations after performing wellbore perforations. By utilizing these flow simulations, a user may be able to simulate and compare different scenarios, thereby facilitating a more effective, profitable, and realistic choice of perforating systems and operating conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew Bell, John Hardesty, Sashi B. Gunturu
  • Patent number: 10392413
    Abstract: The invention relates to non-systemic TGR5 agonist useful in the treatment of chemotherapy-induced diarrhea, diabetes, Type II diabetes, gestational diabetes, impaired fasting glucose, impaired glucose tolerance, insulin resistance, hyperglycemia, obesity, metabolic syndrome, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, disorders associated with parenteral nutrition especially during short bowel syndrome, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and other TGR5 associated diseases and disorders, having the Formula: where R1, R2, R2?, R3, R4, X1, X2, X3, X4, Q, and n are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: ARDELYX, INC.
    Inventors: Jason Gustaf Lewis, Michael Robert Leadbetter, Jeremy Caldwell, Dean Dragoli, Noah Bell, Jeffrey W. Jacobs, Patricia Finn, Rakesh Jain, Tao Chen, Matthew Siegel
  • Publication number: 20190256229
    Abstract: A single-person spacecraft includes a pressurized crew enclosure, an external equipment bay, and an overhead crown assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Brand Griffin, Robert Rashford, Josh Lutter, Caleb Woo, Sam Gaylin, Robert Bousquet, Mark Klappenberger, Mark Belz, Dave Harvey, Erin Wolf, Matthew Stephens, Dylan Bell
  • Patent number: 10376481
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to compounds and methods for the treatment of disorders associated with fluid retention or salt overload, such as heart failure (in particular, congestive heart failure), chronic kidney disease, end-stage renal disease, liver disease, and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) gamma agonist-induced fluid retention. The present disclosure is also directed to compounds and methods for the treatment of hypertension. The present disclosure is also directed to compounds and methods for the treatment of gastrointestinal tract disorders, including the treatment or reduction of pain associated with gastrointestinal tract disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: ARDELYX, INC.
    Inventors: Noah Bell, Christopher Carreras, Michael Robert Leadbetter, Jason Gustaf Lewis, Jeffrey W. Jacobs, Irina Dotsenko, Dean Dragoli, Ying He, Andrew King, Matthew Siegel
  • Publication number: 20190244419
    Abstract: The present disclosure concerns a methodology that allows a user to “orbit” around a model on a specific axis of rotation and view an orthographic floor plan of the model. A user may view and “walk through” the model while staying at a specific height above the ground with smooth transitions between orbiting, floor plan, and walking modes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew Bell, Michael Beebe
  • Publication number: 20190234907
    Abstract: A cartridge for sample handling and sensing includes a sample port connected to a sample reservoir having a proximal end, a proximal region adjacent the proximal end, and a distal end opposite of the proximal end. The cartridge also includes a first fluid port connected to the sample reservoir in the distal region via a first fluid channel; and a second fluid port connected to the sample reservoir in the proximal region via a second fluid channel. In addition, the cartridge includes a sensor platform comprising a bulk acoustic wave (BAW) resonator and a fluid flow path comprising a sensing region extending across a sensing surface of the BAW resonator. The cartridge further includes a fluid valve between the distal end of the sample reservoir and the sensing region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Thayne L. Edwards, Florian Bell, Matthew Ryder, Bruce Murdock
  • Publication number: 20190233394
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compounds of Formula (I) that are useful as inhibitors of the activity of the ubiquitin specific protease USP19. The present invention also relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising these compounds and to methods of using these compounds in therapy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: Almac Discovery Limited
    Inventors: Peter HEWITT, Mary Melissa MCFARLAND, James Samuel Shane ROUNTREE, Frank BURKAMP, Christina BELL, Lauren PROCTOR, Matthew Duncan HELM, Colin O'DOWD, Timothy HARRISON
  • Patent number: 10366873
    Abstract: Described herein are cryogenic linear ion traps and uses thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicolas Camille Polfer, Todd A. Prox, Larry F. Tesler, Matthew Bell, Adam P. Cismesia
  • Publication number: 20190227584
    Abstract: A thermostat includes a plurality of HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) wire connectors for receiving a plurality of HVAC control wires corresponding to an HVAC system. The thermostat also includes a thermostat processing and control circuit operative to at least partially control the operation of the HVAC system and a powering circuit coupled to the HVAC wire connectors and configured to provide an electrical load power to the thermostat processing and control circuit. The thermostat includes circuitry and methods for maximizing efficiency of energy harvested from the HVAC system connected to the thermostat, and depending on which system is connected to the thermostat, different power schemes can be implemented in order to obtain power from the HVAC system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel Adam Warren, Hugo B. Fiennes, Jonathan Alan Dutra, David Bell, Anthony Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers, Ian C. Smith, Edwin H. Satterthwaite, JR., Grant Michael Erickson, Andrea Mucignat, Joseph E. Palmer
  • Patent number: 10352153
    Abstract: A technique is provided for modeling flow simulations at downhole reservoir conditions and rock formations after performing wellbore perforations. By utilizing these flow simulations, a user may be able to simulate and compare different scenarios, thereby facilitating a more effective, profitable, and realistic choice of perforating systems and operating conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: GEODYNAMICS, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Bell, John Hardesty, Sashi Gunturu
  • Publication number: 20190214283
    Abstract: A process system of performing a fabrication process on a wafer includes a wafer storage cassette, process chambers, a transfer chamber having a body and a lid that detachably covers the body, a frame configured to support the transfer chamber, and a lifting tool connected to the lid and extended from the lid over a portion of the frame. The body of the transfer chamber is connected to the wafer storage cassette and the plurality of process chambers so that the wafer is transferred from the wafer storage cassette through the body of the transfer chamber to one of the process chambers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew JESTER, Robert BELL, Robert STEBBINS, Soren SPRISSLER
  • Patent number: 10323253
    Abstract: This disclosure provides recombinant DNA constructs and transgenic plants having enhanced traits such as increased yield, increased nitrogen use efficiency and enhanced drought tolerance; propagules, progeny and field crops of such transgenic plants; and methods of making and using such transgenic plants. This disclosure also provides methods of producing seed from such transgenic plants, growing such seed and selecting progeny plants with enhanced traits. Also disclosed are transgenic plants with altered phenotypes which are useful for screening and selecting transgenic events for the desired enhanced trait.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Mark S. Abad, Erin Bell, Paul S. Chomet, Todd DeZwaan, Stephen Duff, Barry S. Goldman, Hongwu Jia, Lloyd Jones, Balasulojini Karunanandaa, Saritha V. Kuriakose, Linda L. Lutfiyya, Savitha Madappa, Zoe P. McKiness, Donald E. Nelson, Sasha Preuss, Monnanda S. Rajani, Dhanalakshmi Ramachandra, Aniruddha Raychaudhuri, Daniel P. Schachtman, Steven H. Schwartz, Char Shobha, Matthew M. Tanzer, Tyamagondlu V. Venkatesh, Huai Wang, Xiaoyun Wu
  • Publication number: 20190164221
    Abstract: A multisig digital asset wallet stores collateral for a loan between a borrower and a lender. The borrower and lender agree to loan terms including collateralization requirements. Over the course of the loan repayment period, a Loan-to-Value (LTV) ratio between the digital asset collateral and the loan principal balance will change due to fluctuations in the market exchange value of the digital asset and a declining loan principal balance due to regular loan repayments by the borrower. If the LTV exceeds the collateral requirements by an overage amount, then the borrower may sign a transaction and request signatures from other participants to withdraw funds from the multisig collateral wallet. If the LTV fails to satisfy the collateral requirements, participants may spend funds from the multisig collateral wallet to improve the LTV, catch up after a missed payment by the borrower, or pay down the loan principal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: SALT Lending Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Hill, Gregg Bell, Shawn Owen
  • Patent number: 10304240
    Abstract: The present disclosure concerns a methodology that allows a user to “orbit” around a model on a specific axis of rotation and view an orthographic floor plan of the model. A user may view and “walk through” the model while staying at a specific height above the ground with smooth transitions between orbiting, floor plan, and walking modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Matterport, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Bell, Michael Beebe
  • Patent number: 10253540
    Abstract: A door closer, comprising a door closer housing mounted to one of a door frame or a door surface and a linkage arm for pivoting the door between open and closed positions. The linkage arm has a first and second end, the first end mounted to the other of the door frame or the door surface. The door closer includes a rotatable connector between the linkage arm and the door closer housing, the linkage arm second end engaging with the rotatable connector. The connector has a rotatable body portion and head protrusion substantially secured in a female receptor to transmit rotation about a longitudinal axis of the connector. One or both of the head protrusion or female receptor has a curved profile and is further movable with respect to the head protrusion to permit limited rotational misalignment of the linkage arm on any axis perpendicular to the connector longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: ASSA ABLOY Accessories and Door Controls Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Matthew Bell, Peter Zasowski, Dustin Lawhon
  • Publication number: 20190087067
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for automated selection of navigation points for navigating through a computer-generated virtual environment such as, for example, a virtual reality (VR) environment. Specifically, an input set of connected navigation points in a virtual environment is automatically pruned to a connected subset thereof, according to one or more selection factors where at least one of the selection factors is whether the subset will continue to be “connected” after pruning a navigation point from the input set. In addition to whether the pruning of a navigation point will allow the remaining navigation points to remain connected, techniques for pruning based on one or more additional selection factors are also disclosed. According to one additional selection factor, navigation point pruning is based on the degree to which coverage of an input set of navigation points would be reduced by pruning any given navigation point from the input set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Gunnar Hovden, David V. Buchhofer, JR., Matthew Bell