Patents by Inventor Matthew Curtis

Matthew Curtis 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: 20210093975
    Abstract: One aspect of the disclosure relates to altering a probability of fulfilling a game objective in a game space. The game objective may be associated with a set of potential reward items, the set of potential reward items including a first item. Probabilities of the first item from the set of potential reward items being provided to individual users as a reward for completing the game objective may be determined based on the rates of usage of the game space by the user. The probability of the first user being provided with the first item as a reward for completing the game objective may be determined based on the rate of usage of the game space by the first user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Matthew Curtis, James Koh, Kellen Christopher Smalley, Michael C. Caldarone
  • Patent number: 10950698
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure provide an improved apparatus and methods for nitridation of stacks of materials. In one embodiment, a method for processing a substrate in a processing region of a process chamber is provided. The method includes generating and flowing plasma species from a remote plasma source to a delivery member having a longitudinal passageway, flowing plasma species from the longitudinal passageway to an inlet port formed in a sidewall of the process chamber, wherein the plasma species are flowed at an angle into the inlet port to promote collision of ions or reaction of ions with electrons or charged particles in the plasma species such that ions are substantially eliminated from the plasma species before entering the processing region of the process chamber, and selectively incorporating atomic radicals from the plasma species in silicon or polysilicon regions of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Scott Rogers, Roger Curtis, Lara Hawrylchak, Canfeng Lai, Bernard L. Hwang, Jeffrey Tobin, Christopher S. Olsen, Malcolm Bevan
  • Patent number: 10933329
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Kabam, Inc.
    Inventors: Kent Wakeford, Clifford J. Harrington, Matthew Curtis, James Koh, Kellen Christopher Smalley, Michael C. Caldarone
  • Publication number: 20210055717
    Abstract: A method includes acquiring a current condition indicator of a condition indicator set associated with an operating condition of a vehicle, the condition indicator set indicating sensor readings associated with an operating element of the vehicle under the operating condition, determining, by a data server, a volatility over a window of the condition indicator set based, at least in part, on differences between adjacent data points in the window, wherein the window includes the current condition indicator, determining, by the data server, a movement over the window of the condition indicator set based, at least in part, on a difference between two selected data points in the window, determining a volatility-based movement significance over the window of the condition indicator set based, at least in part, on a ratio of the movement to the volatility, determining, by the data server, whether a trend associated with the operating element is indicated based, at least in part, on the volatility-based movement sig
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: Bell Textron Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Edward TUCKER, Matthew Curtis LEDBETTER
  • Patent number: 10928991
    Abstract: A system and method for facilitating user interactions with a virtual space through a graphical chat interface is disclosed. One or more potential inputs to the virtual space and/or virtual space status information may be determined dynamically for a user participating in a chat session through a graphical chat interface. An activity notification may be generated for the user based one the determined potential inputs and/or the virtual space status information. The generated activity notification may comprise graphical representation for the notification and as well as representation information for one or more controls facilitating the user to provide inputs requested by the activity notification through the graphical chat interface. User acceptance to the activity notification via the graphical chat interface may be received. One or more activity commands may be generated based on the received user acceptance and executed in the virtual space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Kabam, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael C. Caldarone, Kellen Christopher Smalley, Matthew Curtis, James Koh
  • Patent number: 10905844
    Abstract: An improved aerosol dispensing apparatus includes an aerosol container, a discharge piece movably mounted to the aerosol container, a flow control valve mounted within the discharge piece, a battery, and an electronically controlled metering valve electronically connected to the battery and in fluid communication with the flow control valve. The flow control valve is movable between an open position wherein a volume of an aerosol formulation is directed from the aerosol container through the flow control valve to the metering valve, and a closed position, wherein the metering valve is configured to precisely control a flow of the aerosol formulation outward of the discharge piece. A solenoid is electronically connected to the battery and is movable between an actuated position wherein the solenoid urges the flow control valve into the open position, and an un-actuated position wherein the flow control valve remains in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignees: DunAn Microstaq, Inc., Pearl Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: E. Nelson Fuller, Parthiban Arunasalam, Joseph Nguyen, Joe A. Ojeda, Sr., Wayne Curtis Long, Michael Thomas Riebe, Matthew Skelly Ferriter, Jill Karen Sherwood, Daniel Marion Deaton, III, Michael Leon Franklin
  • Publication number: 20210014955
    Abstract: A remote control device may be configured to be mounted over the toggle actuator of a light switch and to control a load control device via wireless communication. The remote control device may include a base portion and a rotating portion supported by the base portion so as to be rotatable about the base portion. The remote control device may include a control circuit and a wireless communication circuit. The control circuit may be operably coupled to the rotating portion and to the wireless communication circuit. The control circuit may be configured to translate a force applied to the rotating portion of the remote control device into a control signal and to cause the communication circuit to transmit the control signal to the load control device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: Lutron Technology Company LLC
    Inventors: Matthew J. Swatsky, Chris Dimberg, Timothy S. Majewski, Robert C. Newman, JR., Daniel Curtis Raneri
  • Publication number: 20210001230
    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: September 15, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Matthew Curtis, James Koh, Kellen Christopher Smalley, Michael C. Caldarone
  • Publication number: 20210003320
    Abstract: Operational protocol sequences for recovering energy from a thermally productive formation are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: MATTHEW TOEWS, BAILEY SCHWARZ, DEREK RIDDELL, PAUL CAIRNS, JOHN REDFERN, ANDREW CURTIS-SMITH, JONATHAN HALE, PETER ANDREWS
  • Patent number: 10887467
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, and methods for processing audio signals associated with conferencing devices communicatively connected in a daisy-chain configuration using local connection ports included on each device are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Shure Acquisition Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Ali Enteshari, Martin K. Reiling, Ryan Jerold Perkofski, Matthew Curtis Morrow, Michael Ryan Lester
  • Publication number: 20200409730
    Abstract: A system and method for facilitating a user to initiate and accept an assistance request through a chat session is disclosed. Controls may be provided in a graphical chat interface to enable the user to specify inputs to request assistance from other users participating in the chat session. An assistance request may be generated and communicated to those users through the chat session. Graphical representation for the assistance request and controls that facilitate the users to accept the assistance request may be provided in the graphical chat interface. Upon an acceptance to the assistance request by a responding user through the graphical chat interface, an assistance command may be generated and executed in the virtual space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Matthew Curtis, James Koh, Kellen Christopher Smalley, Michael C. Caldarone
  • Patent number: 10874946
    Abstract: One aspect of the disclosure relates to altering a probability of fulfilling a game objective in a game space. The game objective may be associated with a set of potential reward items, the set of potential reward items including a first item. Probabilities of the first item from the set of potential reward items being provided to individual users as a reward for completing the game objective may be determined based on the rates of usage of the game space by the user. The probability of the first user being provided with the first item as a reward for completing the game objective may be determined based on the rate of usage of the game space by the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Kabam, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Curtis, James Koh, Kellen Christopher Smalley, Michael C. Caldarone
  • Patent number: 10864985
    Abstract: A centrifugal force (CF) bearing for a rotorcraft rotor assembly includes an inner-member, an outer-member, and an elastic member interposed between the inner- and outer-members. The inner-member includes a boss configured for location to and engagement with a yoke. The boss includes a tapered profile (e.g., conic) portion. A tapered recess region of the yoke includes a profile that is substantially matched to receive and contact the tapered profile of the boss. The CF bearing is configured for attachment to a grip of the rotor assembly. The boss is configured to communicate mechanical loads (e.g., centrifugal force, lateral shear, vertical shear) from the grip to the yoke during operation of the rotor assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Textron Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: John McCullough, Mark Adam Wiinikka, Matthew Curtis Ledbetter
  • Patent number: 10865654
    Abstract: A turbine shroud assembly including an outer shroud arranged within a turbine and further comprising opposed extending portions. The turbine shroud assembly further including an inner shroud shielding the outer shroud from a gas flowing along a gas path within the turbine during operation of the turbine and comprising opposed first and second arcuate portions extending around and in direct contact with a corresponding extending portion of the outer shroud for supporting the inner shroud from the outer shroud. The turbine shroud assembly further including a spline seal extending between the first and second arcuate portions and positioned between the inner shroud and the outer shroud. The turbine shroud assembly further including at least one of the inner shroud, the outer shroud and the spline seal including at least one protrusion for maintaining positive retention of the spline seal during non-operation of the turbine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Matthew Troy Hafner, Frederic Woodrow Roberts, Jr., Glenn Curtis Taxacher
  • Publication number: 20200387466
    Abstract: A microcontroller has a central processing unit and a plurality of peripheral units and a plurality of port bit circuits provided through at least one input/output port. At least one port bit circuit of the plurality of port bit circuits is not connected to an external pin and the at least one port bit circuit is configurable to route a signal received at the port bit circuit to a selected peripheral of the microcontroller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicant: Microchip Technology Incorporated
    Inventors: Keith Edwin Curtis, Stephen Matthew Cowden
  • Publication number: 20200385749
    Abstract: The invention provides DNA compositions that relate to transgenic insect resistant maize plants. Also provided are assays for detecting the presence of the maize DP-004114-3 event based on the DNA sequence of the recombinant construct inserted into the maize genome and the DNA sequences flanking the insertion site. Kits and conditions useful in conducting the assays are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicants: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC., E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: CLARA ALARCON, MATTHEW CURTIS HARMON, M. ALEJANDRA PASCUAL, JAMES C REGISTER, III, CHRISTOPHER J SCELONGE, JOSHUA K YOUNG, CATHY XIAOYAN ZHONG
  • Patent number: 10849206
    Abstract: A remote control device may be configured to be mounted over the toggle actuator of a light switch and to control a load control device via wireless communication. The remote control device may include a base portion and a rotating portion supported by the base portion so as to be rotatable about the base portion. The remote control device may include a control circuit and a wireless communication circuit. The control circuit may be operably coupled to the rotating portion and to the wireless communication circuit. The control circuit may be configured to translate a force applied to the rotating portion of the remote control device into a control signal and to cause the communication circuit to transmit the control signal to the load control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Lutron Technology Company LLC
    Inventors: Matthew J. Swatsky, Chris Dimberg, Timothy S. Majewski, Robert C. Newman, Jr., Daniel Curtis Raneri
  • Publication number: 20200346120
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for providing an in-game offer to one or more players of an online game. The offer is provided to players that have newly joined the game and/or to players that have not yet made a purchase. In some implementations, the offer may be meant to incentivize purchase upon entry into the game. The in-game offer may comprise an offer to one or more items and a bonus comprising one or more bonus items provided to the player responsive to the offered items being purchased. The in-game offer may only be made available to a qualifying player for a certain amount of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Matthew CURTIS, Kellen Christopher SMALLEY, Christopher PITZ, Michael C. CALDARONE
  • Patent number: 10808575
    Abstract: A turbine component assembly is disclosed, including a first component, a second component, and a circumferentially oriented flat spring. The first component is arranged to be disposed adjacent to a hot gas path, and includes a ceramic matrix composite composition. The second component is adjacent to the first component and arranged to be disposed distal from the hot gas path across the first component. The circumferentially oriented flat spring is disposed on and directly contacting the second component and directly contacting and supporting the first component as a compliant contact interface between the first component and the second component. The circumferentially oriented flat spring provides a radial spring compliance between the first component and the second component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Glenn Curtis Taxacher, John McConnell Delvaux, Matthew Troy Hafner
  • Patent number: 10802850
    Abstract: A system and method for facilitating a user to initiate and accept an assistance request through a chat session is disclosed. Controls may be provided in a graphical chat interface to enable the user to specify inputs to request assistance from other users participating in the chat session. An assistance request may be generated and communicated to those users through the chat session. Graphical representation for the assistance request and controls that facilitate the users to accept the assistance request may be provided in the graphical chat interface. Upon an acceptance to the assistance request by a responding user through the graphical chat interface, an assistance command may be generated and executed in the virtual space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Kabam, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Curtis, James Koh, Kellen Christopher Smalley, Michael C. Caldarone