Patents by Inventor Matthew David Thomas

Matthew David Thomas 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: 11245818
    Abstract: A frame for an image capture device includes a frame body configured to receive and secure the image capture device, a frame I/O interface configured to mate with an imaging I/O interface of an image capture device when the image capture device is secured within the frame body, a frame interface seal configured to provide waterproofing between the frame body and the image capture device when the frame I/O interface and the imaging I/O interface are mated, and a frame accessory integrated into the frame body and configured to communicate with the image capture device when the frame I/O interface and the imaging I/O interface are mated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew David Thomas, Jordan Todd, Scott Alberstein
  • Publication number: 20210397070
    Abstract: An image capture device is described that includes a body; a mounting structure that is connected to the body; an integrated sensor-lens assembly (ISLA) that defines an optical axis and extends through the body and the mounting structure; and an accessory that is releasably connectable to the mounting structure via rotation through a range of motion less than approximately 90 degrees. The mounting structure and the accessory include corresponding angled bearing surfaces that are configured for engagement such that rotation of the accessory relative to the mounting structure creates a bearing effect that displaces the accessory along the optical axis to thereby reduce any axial force required during connection and disconnection of the accessory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Inventors: Matthew David Thomas, Jordan Zook Todd, Jesse Patterson, Nicholas Vitale, Joseph Tucker, Ian Griggs
  • Publication number: 20210111210
    Abstract: An image capture device includes a first housing, a second housing, a first integrated sensor-lens assembly (ISLA), and a second ISLA. The second housing is coupled to the first housing to form an internal compartment. The first ISLA includes a first image sensor coupled to a first lens in fixed alignment. The second ISLA includes a second image sensor coupled to a second lens in fixed alignment. The first ISLA is positively statically connected to the first housing, and the second ISLA is coupled to the first housing indirectly via the first ISLA.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Nicholas Vitale, Michael Brookmire, Matthew David Thomas, Jordan Zook Todd, John George Muhlenkamp, IV, Heman Au
  • Publication number: 20210112182
    Abstract: An image capture device includes electronic components and a body. The electronic components include an image sensor and a processing apparatus. The body defines an internal compartment containing the electronic components. The body includes a rear housing and a chassis. The rear housing extends around a top side, a right side, a bottom side, and a left side of the body. The chassis includes an upright portion and a lateral portion extending rearward from the upright portion. The rear housing and the chassis are coupled to each other to cooperatively form the internal compartment with the upright portion of the chassis being coupled to a front end of the rear housing and the lateral portion being positioned outside of and below the internal compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Kielan C. Crow, Nicholas Vitale, Marco Marroquin, Matthew David Thomas, Jordan Zook Todd, John George Muhlenkamp, IV, Huy Phuong Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20210093058
    Abstract: A camera system includes a camera and a camera case. The camera includes a lens on a front side thereof, a rear display screen on a rear side thereof, and a mount on a bottom side thereof. The camera case is formed of a compliant foam material that defines a cavity in which the camera is removably received, a front opening that allows light to pass to the front lens, a rear opening through which the rear display screen is visible, and a mount opening through which the mount extends. The camera case includes a sufficient amount of the compliant foam material for the camera system to float in water. The camera case may extend rearward from the rear side of the camera further than the camera case extends from the front side, the rear side, a top side, a left side, and a right side of the camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Joshua T. Druker, Matthew David Thomas, Huy Phuong Nguyen, Bessy Liang, Daniel J. Coster
  • Publication number: 20210021738
    Abstract: A frame for an image capture device includes a frame body configured to receive and secure the image capture device, a frame I/O interface configured to mate with an imaging I/O interface of an image capture device when the image capture device is secured within the frame body, a frame interface seal configured to provide waterproofing between the frame body and the image capture device when the frame I/O interface and the imaging I/O interface are mated, and a frame accessory integrated into the frame body and configured to communicate with the image capture device when the frame I/O interface and the imaging I/O interface are mated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Matthew David Thomas, Jordan Todd, Scott Alberstein
  • Publication number: 20200218136
    Abstract: An underwater system is disclosed for use with a digital image capturing device (DICD) in underwater environments. The underwater system includes a center band having first and second support bands; a first housing fixedly connected to the first support band and including an optically clear material; a second housing fixedly connected to the second support band and including an optically clear material; a cradle connected to the first support band and configured to receive the DICD; and a latching mechanism positioned between the cradle and the first support band. The second support band is pivotally connected to the first support band such that the underwater system is repositionable between an open position and a closed position, and the latching mechanism is repositionable between a locked position, in which the latching mechanism securely engages the DICD, and an unlocked position, in which the latching mechanism is disengaged from the DICD.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Heman Au, Daniel J. Coster, Matthew David Thomas, Jesse Patterson
  • Publication number: 20200220996
    Abstract: An expansion module includes an expansion accessory and expansion fastening structures that removably couple the expansion module to retention features of a housing of an image capture device when an access door of the image capture device is in a removed position. The expansion module also includes an expansion communication interface that couples an imaging communication interface of the image capture device when the access door of the image capture device is in the removed position. The retention features include hinge structures and cavities defined in the housing of the image capture device. The expansion fastening structures comprise hinge structures and latch structures that engage the retention features of the housing of the image capture device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Matthew David Thomas, Jordan Todd, Scott Alberstein
  • Patent number: 10694083
    Abstract: An expansion module includes an expansion accessory and expansion fastening structures that removably couple the expansion module to retention features of a housing of an image capture device when an access door of the image capture device is in a removed position. The expansion module also includes an expansion communication interface that couples an imaging communication interface of the image capture device when the access door of the image capture device is in the removed position. The retention features include hinge structures and cavities defined in the housing of the image capture device. The expansion fastening structures comprise hinge structures and latch structures that engage the retention features of the housing of the image capture device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew David Thomas, Jordan Todd, Scott Alberstein
  • Patent number: D912120
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua T. Druker, Matthew David Thomas, Huy Phuong Nguyen, Bessy Liang, Daniel J. Coster
  • Patent number: D918989
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Heman Au, Huy Phuong Nguyen, Matthew David Thomas
  • Patent number: D933115
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua T. Druker, Matthew David Thomas, Huy Phuong Nguyen, Bessy Liang, Daniel J. Coster