Patents by Inventor Matthew Bells

Matthew Bells 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10178213
    Abstract: A method and system for delivery and presentation of a message on a communication device. A detection of a connection of a call made by a communication device is detected at the communication device. A further detection that the communication device is operating in a pre-defined mode of operation is performed, a message accessibly stored in memory is accessed, and display or other presentation of the message is initiated on an interface such as a display screen of the communication device. The call connection status is monitored, and the message is presented at least while the call is connected and the device is operating in the pre-defined mode of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: David Rene Proulx, Matthew Bells, Alek Tziortzis, Sherryl Lee Lorraine Scott
  • Publication number: 20180365496
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for increasing the accuracy of automated classifications produced by a machine learning engine. Specifically, the classification produced by a machine learning engine for one photo-realistic image is adjusted based on the classifications produced by the machine learning engine for other photo-realistic images that correspond to the same portion of a 3D model that has been generated based on the photo-realistic images. Techniques are also provided for using the classifications of the photo-realistic images that were used to create a 3D model to automatically classify portions of the 3D model. The classifications assigned to the various portions of the 3D model in this manner may also be used as a factor for automatically segmenting the 3D model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2017
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Gunnar Hovden, Mykhaylo Kurinnyy, Matthew Bell
  • Patent number: 10156953
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for controlling display of data on a screen of a portable electronic device. The method includes launching an application that includes at least one field for receiving data and at least one field label for identifying the at least one field, entering data into the at least one field and removing the at least one field label from the screen when data is entered into the at least one field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: BLACKBERRY LIMITED
    Inventors: Matthew Bells, Sherryl Lee Lorraine Scott
  • Publication number: 20180323051
    Abstract: Described herein are cryogenic linear ion traps and uses thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Nicolas Camille Polfer, Todd A. Prox, Larry F. Tesler, Matthew Bell, Adam P. Cismesia
  • Patent number: 10102639
    Abstract: The capture and alignment of multiple 3D scenes is disclosed. Three dimensional capture device data from different locations is received thereby allowing for different perspectives of 3D scenes. An algorithm uses the data to determine potential alignments between different 3D scenes via coordinate transformations. Potential alignments are evaluated for quality and subsequently aligned subject to the existence of sufficiently high relative or absolute quality. A global alignment of all or most of the input 3D scenes into a single coordinate frame may be achieved. The presentation of areas around a particular hole or holes takes place thereby allowing the user to capture the requisite 3D scene containing areas within the hole or holes as well as part of the surrounding area using, for example, the 3D capture device. The new 3D captured scene is aligned with existing 3D scenes and/or 3D composite scenes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Matterport, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Bell, David Gausebeck
  • Publication number: 20180253169
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a touch screen device includes a controller, a force sensing layer, a cushion layer, and a reference layer. The controller includes a processor to determine a distance between the force sensing layer and the reference layer. The cushion layer is between the force sensing layer and the reference layer. The cushion layer may include a plurality of holes at selected locations devoid of material of which the cushion layer is made. The reference layer may include a plurality of raised areas at selected locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Carl Carley, Paul Clements, Karl Attrill, Thomas Matthew Bell
  • Publication number: 20180223332
    Abstract: This invention relates to the preparation of nucleic acid samples for analysis. The invention may be particularly useful for single stranded samples. Embodiments of the invention involve the attachment of double stranded or hairpin oligonucleotides using template independent polymerase enzymes in the preparation of nucleic acid sequencing libraries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: Tobias William Barr OST, Neil Matthew BELL
  • Patent number: 10024094
    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: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: ASSA ABLOY Accessories and Door Controls Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Matthew Bell, Peter Zasowski, Dustin Lawhon
  • Publication number: 20180157334
    Abstract: Systems and methods for processing gesture-based user interactions within an interactive display area are provided. The display of one or more virtual objects and user interactions with the one or more virtual objects may be further provided. Multiple interactive areas may be created by partitioning an area proximate a display into multiple volumetric spaces or zones. The zones may be associated with respective user interaction capabilities. A representation of a user on the display may change as the ability of the user to interact with one or more virtual object changes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Matthew Bell, Tipatat Chennavasin, Charles H. Clanton, Michael Hulme, Eyal Ophir, Matthew Vieta
  • Publication number: 20180144487
    Abstract: The capture and alignment of multiple 3D scenes is disclosed. Three dimensional capture device data from different locations is received thereby allowing for different perspectives of 3D scenes. An algorithm uses the data to determine potential alignments between different 3D scenes via coordinate transformations. Potential alignments are evaluated for quality and subsequently aligned subject to the existence of sufficiently high relative or absolute quality. A global alignment of all or most of the input 3D scenes into a single coordinate frame may be achieved. The presentation of areas around a particular hole or holes takes place thereby allowing the user to capture the requisite 3D scene containing areas within the hole or holes as well as part of the surrounding area using, for example, the 3D capture device. The new 3D captured scene is aligned with existing 3D scenes and/or 3D composite scenes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: Matthew Bell, David Gausebeck
  • Patent number: 9892724
    Abstract: To facilitate text-to-speech conversion of a username, a first or last name of a user associated with the username may be retrieved, and a pronunciation of the username may be determined based at least in part on whether the name forms at least part of the username. To facilitate text-to-speech conversion of a domain name having a top level domain and at least one other level domain, a pronunciation for the top level domain may be determined based at least in part upon whether the top level domain is one of a predetermined set of top level domains. Each other level domain may be searched for one or more recognized words therewithin, and a pronunciation of the other level domain may be determined based at least in part on an outcome of the search. The username and domain name may form part of a network address such as an email address, URL or URI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: BLACKBERRY LIMITED
    Inventors: Matthew Bells, Jennifer Elizabeth Lhotak, Michael Angelo Nanni
  • Publication number: 20180034425
    Abstract: A traveling wave parametric amplifier involving a series of Josephson junctions is disclosed. Devices and systems incorporating traveling wave parametric amplifiers, and methods of using and fabricating traveling wave parametric amplifiers are also disclosed. In accordance with one or more aspects, traveling wave parametric amplifiers, devices and systems incorporating traveling wave parametric amplifiers, and methods of using and fabricating traveling wave parametric amplifiers are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Matthew Bell, Ana Samolov
  • Publication number: 20180025536
    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: October 2, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventors: Matthew Bell, Michael Beebe
  • Patent number: 9822394
    Abstract: This invention relates to the preparation of nucleic acid samples for analysis. The invention may be particularly useful for single stranded samples. Embodiments of the invention involve the attachment of double stranded or hairpin oligonucleotides using template independent polymerase enzymes in the preparation of nucleic acid sequencing libraries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: CAMBRIDGE EPIGENETIX LIMITED
    Inventors: Tobias William Barr Ost, Neil Matthew Bell
  • Patent number: 9811166
    Abstract: Systems and methods for processing gesture-based user interactions within an interactive display area are provided. The display of one or more virtual objects and user interactions with the one or more virtual objects may be further provided. Multiple interactive areas may be created by partitioning an area proximate a display into multiple volumetric spaces or zones. The zones may be associated with respective user interaction capabilities. A representation of a user on the display may change as the ability of the user to interact with one or more virtual object changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures Holding 81 LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Bell, Tipatat Chennavasin, Charles H. Clanton, Michael Hulme, Eyal Ophir, Matthew Vieta