Patents by Inventor Matthew Christopher

Matthew Christopher 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: 20190317836
    Abstract: Events are raised by a worker thread that is executing a workflow, when the worker thread starts, suspends, resumes and ends execution of the workflow. A latency detection system, that is external to the worker thread, detects when these events are raised and logs a timestamp and a stack trace, corresponding to the workflow and the event that was raised.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew Christopher Kuzior, Harsh Satyanarayan Dangayach, Alexander Lawrence Wilkins, Matthew John Smith
  • Publication number: 20190311028
    Abstract: Providing an infinite or seemingly infinite canvas as a workspace is disclosed. In some embodiments, an ability to add to a displayed canvas and view simultaneously one or more table objects, each of which has associated with it an ability to define the content of a first cell by reference to one or more other cells such that the content of the first cell is updated automatically and without further human intervention if the content of one or more of the one or more other cells is changed, is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Roger Rock Rosner, Jay Christopher Capela, Yaniv Gur, Christopher Douglas Weeldreyer, Matthew Ross Lehrian
  • Publication number: 20190310369
    Abstract: An optical device includes an optical element. The optical element includes a first surface configured to receive light in a first direction and a second surface that is non-parallel to the first surface. The second surface is configured to transmit a first portion of the light in a second direction that is different from the first direction and internally reflect a second portion of the light that is distinct from the first portion of the light. The optical element further includes a third surface configured to receive the second portion of the light from the second surface and reduce internal reflection of the second portion of the light by the third surface. Also disclosed is a method of steering light by the optical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew Christopher Appleby, Dong Yang, Fei Liu
  • Patent number: 10434022
    Abstract: A dynamic support apparatus. The dynamic support apparatus includes a cushion, at least one actuator wherein the at least one actuator defines an interior volume and wherein the interior volume may be configured to be at least partially filled with a fluid, and a support disposed in the interior volume wherein the support configured to support an occupant when the interior volume is not filled with the fluid such that the support is sufficient to support the occupant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Alexander D. Streeter, Jr., N. Christopher Perry, Matthew A. Norris, Stewart M. Coulter, Jake S. Urman
  • Publication number: 20190298462
    Abstract: A surgical apparatus comprises an instrument shaft having a proximal end and a distal end, an end effector coupled to the distal end of the shaft, and a sheath disposed on an external surface of the instrument shaft. The sheath has a first section made of ePTFE and a second section made of a second material, wherein the second section provides a friction seal with the shaft, and wherein the ePTFE is gas-permeable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: William J. PARK, S. Christopher ANDERSON, Thomas G. COOPER, Matthew R. WILLIAMS
  • Publication number: 20190306167
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include a server system with a processor, and a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium in data communication with the processor that can store and exchange content data including or representing content derived or received from a server of a social network and/or a user. An application programming interface includes steps executable by the processor to upload, download, or enable access of the content data. A content rights synchronization process is configured to enable the user to assign and/or control a rights access to any of the content data associated with the user. Further, a content engine can monitor for and save the content data as received content when identified, accessed, and/or received by the network. The content metadata and/or the content data is stored for recall in a centralized library database, where rights access is assigned by the at least one user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Roy Christopher LaManna, Mark Ivan Allen, Stephen Mark Potter, Nicholas Edward Bobryk, Murty V. Korada, Daniel Robert Vassallo, Brittany Lynn Jacobs, Matthew Thomas Vincek, Ning Ding, Paul Michael Arevalo Santos, Tyler Alexander Geerdts, Bhavani Veeraputhiran Saminathan Ramasamy, Ricardo Saporta
  • Patent number: 10426912
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide for an inspiratory limb for a breathing circuit that includes a first segment that comprises a first heater wire circuit and a second segment that comprises a second heater wire circuit. The inspiratory limb can include an intermediate connector that includes a connection circuit that electrically couples the first heater wire circuit to the second heater wire circuit. The inspiratory limb can be configured to operate in two modes wherein, in a first mode, electrical power passes through the first electrical connection to provide power to the first heater wire circuit without providing power to the second heater wire circuit, and in a second mode, electrical power pass through the first electrical connection to provide power to both the first heater wire circuit and the second heater wire circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Matthew Liam Buswell, Helen Cuddy, Thomas James Edwards, Gavin Walsh Millar, Helgard Oosthuysen, Andre van Schalkwyk, Ian Lee Wai Kwan, Ping Si, Sinaa Alnashi, Kieran Michael Orchard, Ibrahim Al-Tiay, Elmo Benson Stoks, Charles Christopher North, Matthew Robert Wilson, Paul James Tonkin
  • Patent number: 10431208
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein for optimizing the presentation of content through obtaining viewership metrics, generating multiple renditions of presentations of content, and selecting optimized renditions of content. One aspect includes associating a request for viewership metrics with a presentation of content, publishing the presentation of content, and receiving information of the viewership metrics associated with the presentation. Another aspect includes copying a presentation of a content item, creating a second presentation of the content item for publishing over one or more channels, and linking the presentation of the content item to the second presentation of the content item, such that a change to one propagates to the other of the presentation of the content item or the second presentation of the content item. In yet another aspect, a content rendition may be selected for presentation based on performance of the rendition out of multiple renditions in an auction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: Benjamin Aaron Miller, Jason D. Justman, Lora Clark Bouchard, Michael Ellery Bouchard, Kevin James Cotlove, Mathew Keith Gitchell, Stacia Lynn Haisch, Jonathan David Kersten, Matthew Karl Marchio, Peter Arthur Pulliam, George Allen Smith, Todd Christopher Tibbetts
  • Patent number: 10421009
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to adjusting virtual item bundles made available to users of on online game based on user gameplay information. In implementations, information relating to prospective usage of the online game is used to classify users according by user type. Responsive to the determined user type of a user, customizations of item bundles in the online game made available to individual users for purchase within the online game may be determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Kabam, Inc.
    Inventors: Kent Wakeford, Clifford J. Harrington, Matthew Curtis, James Koh, Kellen Christopher Smalley, Michael C. Caldarone
  • Publication number: 20190284600
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, systems, components, and compositions for cell-free synthesis of glycosylated carrier proteins. The glycosylated carrier proteins may be utilized in vaccines, including anti-bacterial vaccines. The glycosylated carrier proteins may include a bacterial polysaccharide conjugated to a carrier, which may be utilized to generate an immune response in an immunized host against the polysaccharide conjugated to the carrier. The glycosylated carrier proteins may be synthesized in cell-free glycoprotein synthesis (CFGpS) systems using prokaryote cell lysates that are enriched in components for glycoprotein synthesis such as oligosaccharyltransferases (OSTs) and lipid-linked oligosaccharides (LLOs) including OSTs and LLOs associated with synthesis of bacterial O antigens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicants: Northwestern University, Cornell University
    Inventors: Michael Christopher Jewett, Jessica Carol Stark, Matthew P. DeLisa, Thapakorn Jaroentomeechai
  • Publication number: 20190283580
    Abstract: A side-by-side off-road utility vehicle comprising a vehicle operational status switch for controlling the operational status of the vehicle, a side-by-side seating structure, a plurality of safety restraint devices operable to retain one or more vehicle passenger in the side-by-side seating structure, and a prime mover RPM controller. The prime mover RPM controller operable to output commands to the one or more prime mover of the vehicle to limit a rotational speed of the prime mover(s) when the vehicle is in an On operational status and a selected one or more of the one or more safety restraints is in a disengaged status.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Shane Christopher Reid, John Lawrence Stocks, Matthew Lawrence O'Donnell
  • Publication number: 20190275432
    Abstract: A system and method for dynamically determining parameters of crafting activities for individual users in a virtual space are disclosed. The crafting activity parameters may be determined based on rate of usage of the virtual space by the users. In some examples, a user usage rate of the virtual space may be determined to measure an amount of time a user spend in the virtual space during a period of real-world time. Based on the determined user usage rate of the virtual space, crafting activity parameters may be determined, for example, to balance differences in time spent in the virtual space by the users. In some implementations, for such determinations of the crafting activity parameters, one or more user normalization standards may be obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew Curtis, James Koh, Kellen Christopher Smalley, Michael C. Caldarone
  • Patent number: 10407349
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods for making a bonded refractory material, the methods comprising preparing a slurry comprising glass precursor particles having an average particle size ranging from about 1 nm to about 200 nm; combining zirconia particles with the slurry to form a batch composition comprising at least about 80% by weight of zirconia; forming a green body from the batch composition; and sintering the green body to form a sintered refractory material. Sintered high-zirconia refractory materials can comprise at least about 80% by weight of zirconia having an average grain size of 100 microns or less, wherein the zirconia is interspersed in a glassy phase, and wherein the sintered refractory materials comprise about 15% or less by weight of the glassy phase. Melting vessels having at least one interior surface comprising such sintered zirconia refractory materials are further disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Matthew John Dejneka, John Christopher Mauro, Mallanagouda Dyamanagouda Patil, Kim Doreen Pierotti, James Scott Sutherland, Akenda Zellet-Lukaso
  • Publication number: 20190270402
    Abstract: An autonomous vehicle is disclosed. The vehicle comprises a chassis, two or more drive wheels extending below the chassis, a drive motor housed within the chassis for driving the drive wheels, and a payload surface on top of the chassis for carrying a payload. An illumination system, for emitting light from at least one portion of the chassis, is mounted substantially around the entire perimeter of the chassis. The illumination system may be implemented using an array of light-emitting diodes (“LEDs”) that are arranged as segments. For example, there may be “headlight” segments on the front left and front right corners of the chassis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Simon Drexler, Matthew Allen Rendall, Ryan Christopher Gariepy, Mike Hanuschik, Paul Mohr
  • Publication number: 20190270016
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to adjusting individualized content made available to users of an online game based on user gameplay information. In implementations, information relating to prospective usage of the online game is used to classify users according by user type, and content made available to the users is customized accordingly. Information relating to prospective usage may include predictive information such as demographic and geographic information, as well as game usage information for the users. User types may include resource collection, player versus player, and player versus environment. Customized content may include content made available to the users through the users in-game actions, such as exploring a map, researching a technology or skill, purchasing an in-game item, and completing an in-game achievement, including in-game items, in-game powers, in-game skills, in-game technologies, in-game pets, in-game transportation units, in-game units, and in-game buildings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Kent Wakeford, Clifford J. Harrington, Matthew Curtis, James Koh, Kellen Christopher Smalley, Michael C. Caldarone
  • Patent number: 10399154
    Abstract: A hole cutter has a cylindrical blade body including a cutting edge and one or more axially-elongated apertures formed within a side wall of the blade body. The axially-elongated aperture is configured to receive a lever, such as a screwdriver, therethrough. Each axially-elongated aperture includes a first fulcrum axially spaced adjacent to the cutting edge, a second fulcrum axially spaced further away from the cutting edge than the first fulcrum, and optionally a third fulcrum axially spaced between the first and second fulcrums. A lever, such as a screwdriver, can be inserted into the aperture and placed against each of the fulcrums to lever slugs out of the interior of the blade body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: BLACK & DECKER INC.
    Inventors: Joseph Thomas Novak, Matthew Christopher Green
  • Patent number: 10402182
    Abstract: The dependencies of an application are identified by intercepting application programming interface calls made by an application. A determination is then made at the runtime of the application as to whether the dependencies of the application are present. If the dependencies are not present, a client device upon which the application is executing is configured such that the dependencies are present and are made available only to the authorized application. If the dependencies are present and the application is authorized to interact with the dependencies, the application is permitted to execute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Christopher Babey, Eric Jewart, Kristofer Hellick Reierson, Angela Mele Anderson
  • Publication number: 20190263250
    Abstract: A mobile platform for materials transport is provided. The platform includes a pair of suspension devices that in turn include a pair of rocker beams which can be rotated between two positions: a first position where central wheels attached thereto can be used to drive the platform; and a second position where the central wheels are retracted and the platform can be rolled on end wheels without the friction of the central wheels, and an associated drive system, impeding movement of the platform. Furthermore, data from sensors and/or load cells can be used to control movement of the platform; specifically shifts in load distribution and/or sensed forces at the suspension devices can indicate that a load (and/or materials) has shifted and/or is shifting and movement of the platform is adjusted accordingly, for example to prevent the platform and/or the load (and/or materials) from tipping.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew Lord, Roydyn Clayton, Michael Irvine, Ryan Christopher Gariepy
  • Publication number: 20190263068
    Abstract: A system for producing a graft device for a patient may comprise: an imaging device configured to produce image data of a tubular conduit; and a processing unit configured to receive the image data from the imaging device. The processing unit may comprise an algorithm configured to process the image data, and produce a construction signal based on the image data. A material delivery device may be configured to receive the construction signal from the processor, and deliver material to produce a 3D covering based on the construction signal. The graft device may comprise the 3D covering positioned about the tubular conduit. Graft devices and methods of producing graft devices may also be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew MANNARINO, Jon MCGRATH, Cory LEESON, Mohammed EL-KURDI, Danielle CZARNOWSKI, Kermit SANTIAGO, J. Christopher FLAHERTY
  • Publication number: 20190265698
    Abstract: Systems and methods for tele-present recovery of self-driving vehicles are disclosed. The system comprises one or more self-driving vehicles, a server, and a master-assistance device. The vehicle operates in a full-autonomous mode until a problem is encountered, triggering a vehicle status associated with a master-assisted intervention. A master-assisted intervention request and associated environment state information are sent from the server to the master-assistance device. A human operator of the master-assisted intervention device provides input indicative of operational commands for the vehicle. The operational commands are received by the vehicle, and the vehicle is operated in a semi-autonomous mode based on the operational commands. When the problem has been resolved, an assistance complete message is sent to the vehicle, and the vehicle returns to operating in the full-autonomous mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Anthony William TOD, David Andrew BROWN, Ryan Christopher GARIEPY, Matthew Allen RENDALL