Patents by Inventor Matthew Bruce

Matthew Bruce 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: 20220171247
    Abstract: Disclosed are curved electrochromic devices comprising an electrochromic apparatus disposed between first and second curved layers of transparent material, and the first and second curved layers have exterior and inner surfaces, wherein the inner surfaces face the electrochromic apparatus. Also disclosed are processes for manufacturing the disclosed bubble visors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2022
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Inventors: Patrick J. Kinlen, Matthew A. Flack, Loyal Bruce Shawgo
  • Patent number: 11340279
    Abstract: A device for detecting stray electrical currents in fluid mediums comprises at least two probes for partially disposing in a fluid medium and a control unit. The control unit comprises at least one analog-to-digital signal converter in electrical communication with at least one of the probes, at least one audio-visual alarm, and a processor operably coupled to the at least one converter and to the at least one audio-visual alarm. The processor is operable to measure an electrical potential difference between the two probes, to calculate at least one frequency-dependent characteristic associated with a plurality of said measurements, and to transmit an alert signal if the at least one frequency-dependent characteristic satisfied a threshold. Advantageously, by monitoring for the frequency, the device more consistently and more reliably detects the presence of stray alternating currents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Marine Co. Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Bruce Fitzgerald, Amar Thors, Roger Alan Miller, John David Cook, Daniel James Myers
  • Publication number: 20210267576
    Abstract: A method for determining a physical characteristic on a punctual location inside a medium, comprising the steps of: sending an emitted sequence comprising emitted pulses having different amplitudes, receiving a received sequence comprising received pulses corresponding to echoes of said emitted pulses, calculating a phase difference between the received pulses relative to the emitted pulses, and determining the physical characteristic on the bases of said phase difference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: SUPERSONIC IMAGINE
    Inventors: Matthew BRUCE, Charles Tremblay-Darveau
  • Publication number: 20210241092
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a request to solve a problem defined by input information and applying a neural network to generate an answer to the problem. The neural network includes an input level, a manager level including a first manager, a worker level including first and second workers, and an output level. Applying the neural network includes implementing the input level to provide a piece of input information to the first manager; implementing the first manager to delegate portions of the piece of information to the first and second workers; implementing the first worker to operate on its portion of information to generate a first output; implementing the second worker to operate on its portion of information to generate a second output; and implementing the output level to generate the answer to the problem, using the first and second outputs. The method also includes transmitting a response comprising the answer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventors: Garrett Thomas Botkin, Matthew Bruce Murray
  • Patent number: 11058401
    Abstract: The method of the invention determines a physical characteristic on a punctual location inside a medium, and includes including the steps of sending an emitted sequence having emitted pulses that have different amplitudes, receiving a received sequence having received pulses corresponding to echoes of the emitted pulses, calculating a phase difference between the received pulses relative to the emitted pulses, and determining the physical characteristic on the punctual location on the bases of said the phase difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: SUPER SONIC IMAGINE
    Inventor: Matthew Bruce
  • Patent number: 10970018
    Abstract: A method for printing certain information on labels using a smart device. Product-related information, expiration information, and batch information is stored on a server and provided to a smart device. One of the products or batches is selected using the smart device. Labels incorporating certain product-related information are generated and sent to a printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew Bruce Platts
  • Patent number: 10945051
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a processor that monitors transmissions destined for an external network, determines that a transmission includes original media associated with a subject, and intercepts the transmission before it reaches the external network. The processor generates modified media by selecting a subset of data elements of the original media and replacing a value of each data element of the subset with a new value. At least one of the subset of data elements and the set of new values is chosen such that an accuracy metric calculated for a first generative algorithm, trained to generate synthetic representations of the subject based on modified media, is less than, by a given factor, the accuracy metric calculated for a second generative algorithm, trained to generate synthetic representations of the subject based on original media. The processor replaces the transmission with a new transmission that includes the modified media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Bruce Murray, Garrett Thomas Botkin, Kathleen D. Schaumburg
  • Patent number: 10768210
    Abstract: A device for detecting stray electrical currents in fluid mediums comprises at least two probes for partially disposing in a fluid medium and a control unit. The control unit comprises at least one analog-to-digital signal converter in electrical communication with at least one of the probes, at least one audio-visual alarm, and a processor operably coupled to the at least one converter and to the at least one audio-visual alarm. The processor is operable to measure an electrical potential difference between the two probes, to analyze a plurality of the measurements to determine whether a predetermined frequency is present, and to transmit an alert signal to the audio-visual alarm if the predetermined frequency is present. Advantageously, by monitoring for the frequency, the device more consistently and more reliably detects the presence of stray alternating currents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Marine Co. Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Bruce Fitzgerald, Arnar Thors, Roger Alan Miller, John David Cook, Daniel James Myers
  • Patent number: 10751611
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to game consoles including game controllers and connected to one or more computing device. Specifically, a game console may receive, via a game controller, a first input triggering an activation of a multi-mode controller switching application at the game console. Further, while a multi-mode controller switching application is active and the game controller is operating in the first controller mode, the game console may receive, via the controller, a second input representing a selection of the second controller mode different from the first controller mode, switch from the first controller mode to the second controller mode in response to receiving the second input, and controlling the computing device in communication with the game console in accordance with the second controller mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Oleksandr Monastyrskyy, Chinweizu Uzodinma Owunwanne, Anders Edgar Klemets, Matthew Bruce Andrews
  • Publication number: 20200183629
    Abstract: A method for printing certain information on labels using a smart device. Product-related information, expiration information, and batch information is stored on a server and provided to a smart device. One of the products or batches is selected using the smart device. Labels incorporating certain product-related information are generated and sent to a printer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventor: Matthew Bruce Platts
  • Patent number: 10579315
    Abstract: A method for printing certain information on labels using a smart device. Product-related information, expiration information, and batch information is stored on a server and provided to a smart device. One of the products or batches is selected using the smart device. Labels incorporating certain product-related information are generated and sent to a printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew Bruce Platts
  • Publication number: 20190126141
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to game consoles including game controllers and connected to one or more computing device. Specifically, a game console may receive, via a game controller, a first input triggering an activation of a multi-mode controller switching application at the game console. Further, while a multi-mode controller switching application is active and the game controller is operating in the first controller mode, the game console may receive, via the controller, a second input representing a selection of the second controller mode different from the first controller mode, switch from the first controller mode to the second controller mode in response to receiving the second input, and controlling the computing device in communication with the game console in accordance with the second controller mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Oleksandr MONASTYRSKYY, Chinweizu Uzodinma OWUNWANNE, Anders Edgar KLEMETS, Matthew Bruce ANDREWS
  • Patent number: 10256638
    Abstract: An apparatus and method of operating a set of generators supplying power to a common power bus, includes obtaining a first generator speed signal and a second generator speed signal, determining a common mode torsional oscillation value and a differential mode torsional oscillation value, determining a first generator share command and a second generator share command based on the common mode torsional oscillation value and the differential mode torsional oscillation value, and applying the first and second generator share commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: GE Aviation Systems LLC
    Inventors: Jinhui Zhang, Paul Robert Gemin, Arthur Vorwerk Radun, David Andrew Woodburn, Matthew Bruce Lemon
  • Publication number: 20190067950
    Abstract: An apparatus and method of operating a set of generators supplying power to a common power bus, includes obtaining a first generator speed signal and a second generator speed signal, determining a common mode torsional oscillation value and a differential mode torsional oscillation value, determining a first generator share command and a second generator share command based on the common mode torsional oscillation value and the differential mode torsional oscillation value, and applying the first and second generator share commands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Jinhui Zhang, Paul Robert Gemin, Arthur Vorwerk Radun, David Andrew Woodburn, Matthew Bruce Lemon
  • Patent number: 9947821
    Abstract: A silicon device, has a plurality of crystalline silicon regions. One crystalline silicon region is a doped crystalline silicon region. Deactivating some or all of the dopant atoms in the doped crystalline silicon region is achieved by introducing hydrogen atoms into the doped 5 crystalline silicon region, whereby the hydrogen coulombicly bonds with some or all of the dopant atoms to deactivate the respective dopant atoms. Deactivated dopant atoms may be reactivated by heating and illuminating the doped crystalline silicon region to break at least some of the dopant-hydrogen bonds while maintaining conditions to create a high concentration of neutral hydrogen atoms whereby 10 some of the hydrogen atoms diffuse from the doped crystalline silicon region without rebinding to the dopant atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Newsouth Innovations PTY Limited
    Inventors: Brett Jason Hallam, Matthew Bruce Edwards, Stuart Ross Wenham, Phillip George Hamer, Catherine Emily Chan, Chee Mun Chong, Pei Hsuan Lu, Ly Mai, Li Hui Song, Adeline Sugianto, Alison Maree Wenham, Guang Qi Xu
  • Patent number: 9824897
    Abstract: A method is provided for the processing of a device having a crystalline silicon region containing an internal hydrogen source. The method comprises: i) applying encapsulating material to each of the front and rear surfaces of the device to form a lamination; ii) applying pressure to the lamination and heating the lamination to bond the encapsulating material to the device; and iii) cooling the device, where the heating step or cooling step or both are completed under illumination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: NEWSOUTH INNOVATIONS PTY LIMITED
    Inventors: Brett Jason Hallam, Matthew Bruce Edwards, Stuart Ross Wenham, Phillip George Hamer, Catherine Emily Chan, Chee Mun Chong, Pei Hsuan Lu, Ly Mai, Li Hui Song, Adeline Sugianto, Alison Maree Wenham, Guang Qi Xu
  • Publication number: 20170249555
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a first selection, from a user, indicative of a first concept, the first concept being defined by the presence or absence of a text string in an unstructured data object or a data code stored in a structured data object. The method further includes receiving a second selection, from a user, the second selection indicative of a second concept, the second concept being defined by the presence or absence of a text string in an unstructured data object or a data code stored in a structured data object. The method further includes determining a relationship between the first concept and the second concept, the relationship based on a number of documents from a plurality of documents that include the first concept and the second concept. The method further includes outputting a visual representation of the relationship to a display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Applicant: UREVEAL, INC.
    Inventors: Rengaswamy MOHAN, Matthew Bruce WHITE
  • Patent number: 9508884
    Abstract: A solar cell and a method of forming a contact structure on a solar cell having a p-n junction formed between a first semiconductor region of a first dopant polarity and a second semiconductor region of a second dopant polarity opposite to the first dopant polarity. The method comprises: forming a plurality of contact points on a surface of the solar cell, whereby the contact points provide an electrical connection to the first semiconductor region; and locating a plurality of conducting wires over the solar cell to make electrical connection to the contact points. The contact points are either an exposed silicon surface or a silicon surface over which metal pads are formed. The metal pads may comprise a plated layer of a low-melting temperature metal and/or may have a thickness of less than 5 microns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: NEWSOUTH INNOVATIONS PTY LIMITED
    Inventors: Stuart Ross Wenham, Matthew Bruce Edwards, Alison Joan Lennon, Pei Chieh Hsiao, Budi Santoso Tjahjono
  • Publication number: 20160331346
    Abstract: A method for determining a physical characteristic on a punctual location inside a medium, comprising the steps of: sending an emitted sequence comprising emitted pulses having different amplitudes, receiving a received sequence comprising received pulses corresponding to echoes of said emitted pulses, calculating a phase difference between the received pulses relative to the emitted pulses, and determining the physical characteristic on the bases of said phase difference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Applicant: SUPER SONIC IMAGINE
    Inventors: Matthew Bruce, Charles Tremblay-Darveau
  • Publication number: 20160328190
    Abstract: A method for printing certain information on labels using a smart device. Product-related information, expiration information, and batch information is stored on a server and provided to a smart device. One of the products or batches is selected using the smart device. Labels incorporating certain product-related information are generated and sent to a printer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventor: Matthew Bruce Platts