Patents by Inventor Matthew Fagan

Matthew Fagan 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: 10810694
    Abstract: A computer controlled mail piece assembly and wrapping system discloses a process for culling candidate mail pieces from bulk mail pieces, a mail piece feeder, a mail piece reader coupled to the feeder that identifies suitable candidate mail pieces, a collator coupled to the feeder for collating multiple identified mail pieces, a buffer coupled to the collator for regulating the delivery rate of the multiple mail pieces exiting to a wrap inserter, a wrap inserter coupled to the buffer for wrapping mail pieces and selected inserts into a mailing container, a printer interfaced with the wrap inserter for printing information onto the mailing container; an outstacker coupled to the wrap inserter for transferring envelope wrapped mail pieces and selected inserts to a desired location, and a computer with suitable programming for operating the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Broadridge Output Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Delfer, Marc Fagan, Brett Flickner, Daniel Saldana, Charles Preston, Matthew Leettola, Chris Pettigrew, Khi Lam, Christopher Codde, Randy Franklin, Paul Rudolph
  • Publication number: 20200193497
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software products estimate cost of fulfilling an order for non-existing steel parts. A web site interacts with a customer to receive a request for quote containing a single MTO file defining the non-existing steel parts. The single MTO file is processed to generate at least one layout based upon stock information of a raw steel product. The layout defines (a) nesting of the non-existing steel parts on the raw steel product, (b) a cost of cutting the parts from the raw steel product, (c) a used portion of the raw steel product, (d) a waste portion of the raw steel product, and (e) a remaining usable portion of the raw steel product. A quote estimating the cost of fulfilling the order is generated based upon the at least one layout, and the quote is sent to the customer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventor: Matthew Fagan
  • Patent number: 10668554
    Abstract: A plasma computer numerically controlled (CNC) cutting machine is controlled by a computer s. In an embodiment, the computer executes a CNC program to control movement of a plasma torch to cut parts from a workpiece while a spectrometer determines emissions spectra of light emitted in a brief time window as the torch begins to cut the workpiece. The spectrometer cooperates with the computer to analyze the metal as it is being cut by the CNC cutting machine and determine a composition. In embodiments, the composition is compared to an expected composition and saved in a database with identifying information; in a particular embodiment the database is queried to provide identifying information of metal having similar composition to the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventor: Matthew Fagan
  • Patent number: 10614497
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software products estimate cost of fulfilling an order for non-existing steel parts. A web site interacts with a customer to receive a request for quote containing a single MTO file defining the non-existing steel parts. The single MTO file is processed to generate at least one layout based upon stock information of a raw steel product. The layout defines (a) nesting of the non-existing steel parts on the raw steel product, (b) a cost of cutting the parts from the raw steel product, (c) a used portion of the raw steel product, (d) a waste portion of the raw steel product, and (e) a remaining usable portion of the raw steel product. A quote estimating the cost of fulfilling the order is generated based upon the at least one layout, and the quote is sent to the customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventor: Matthew Fagan
  • Publication number: 20200016678
    Abstract: A plasma-torch cutting machine gantry moves in a first axis and the torch mounted through a pantograph to a drive box moves along the gantry in a second axis. The drive box rotates the torch about a third axis, and tilts the torch about a fourth axis. The drive box moves vertically in a fifth axis. The torch is mountable with tip at pantograph focal point or in an extended position. A controller firmware computes and apply offsets in the first, second and fifth axis to maintain the plasma torch tip in desired position despite the torch being mounted in extended position, rotation and tilt of the torch. In embodiments the torch is rotatable ?/+90 degrees from vertical; and a laser scanner maps surfaces and edges of beams to determine movements and rotations for cutting beams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventor: Matthew Fagan
  • Publication number: 20190351503
    Abstract: A plasma computer numerically controlled (CNC) cutting machine is controlled by a computer s. In an embodiment, the computer executes a CNC program to control movement of a plasma torch to cut parts from a workpiece while a spectrometer determines emissions spectra of light emitted in a brief time window as the torch begins to cut the workpiece. The spectrometer cooperates with the computer to analyze the metal as it is being cut by the CNC cutting machine and determine a composition. In embodiments, the composition is compared to an expected composition and saved in a database with identifying information; in a particular embodiment the database is queried to provide identifying information of metal having similar composition to the workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventor: Matthew Fagan
  • Publication number: 20190304330
    Abstract: A system and method for training and guiding cleaning professionals in the use of janitorial and cleaning products, includes specifically configured labels for the products and a variety of visual and other support materials provided via a website that are configured to facilitate training of the end user. The support materials are complementary to the labels so that after the end user has been trained using the visual support materials, the labels reinforce the training and provide on-site reminders of proper and effective use of the products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: MIDLAB, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Jon Schenk, Paul Scoonover, Stacey DeHart, Mark Perriguey, Brookney Morrell, Melissa Fagan, Derek Shropshire, Kira Chelsey Smith, Jordan Kooijman
  • Patent number: 10300551
    Abstract: A plasma computer numerically controlled (CNC) cutting machine is controlled by a computer s. In an embodiment, the computer executes a CNC program to control movement of a plasma torch to cut parts from a workpiece while a spectrometer determines emissions spectra of light emitted in a brief time window as the torch begins to cut the workpiece. The spectrometer cooperates with the computer to analyze the metal as it is being cut by the CNC cutting machine and determine a composition. In embodiments, the composition is compared to an expected composition and saved in a database with identifying information; in a particular embodiment the database is queried to provide identifying information of metal having similar composition to the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventor: Matthew Fagan
  • Publication number: 20190156448
    Abstract: A computer controlled mail piece assembly and wrapping system discloses a process for culling candidate mail pieces from bulk mail pieces, a mail piece feeder, a mail piece reader coupled to the feeder that identifies suitable candidate mail pieces, a collator coupled to the feeder for collating multiple identified mail pieces, a buffer coupled to the collator for regulating the delivery rate of the multiple mail pieces exiting to a wrap inserter, a wrap inserter coupled to the buffer for wrapping mail pieces and selected inserts into a mailing container, a printer interfaced with the wrap inserter for printing information onto the mailing container; an outstacker coupled to the wrap inserter for transferring envelope wrapped mail pieces and selected inserts to a desired location, and a computer with suitable programming for operating the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Frank Delfer, Marc Fagan, Brett Flickner, Daniel Saldana, Charles Preston, Matthew Leettola, Chris Pettigrew, Khi Lam, Christopher Codde, Randy Franklin, Paul Rudolph
  • Patent number: 10195682
    Abstract: A system and method for cutting a workpiece utilizing a plasma cutting tool of fixed cut width into at least two parts having prescribed shapes from a metal plate comprising the steps of: identifying each of the parts by one or more contour lines; cutting a workpiece along one of the identifying contour lines into one of the parts using a tool of fixed cutting width; utilizing this cut contour of fixed width as part of the contour on an adjacent part fully overlapping the cut width. The process is repeated until all the required parts are cut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventor: Matthew Fagan
  • Patent number: 10195683
    Abstract: A plasma computer numerically controlled (CNC) cutting machine is controlled by a computer such as a personal computer capable running an operating system and software programs. In an embodiment, the computer executes a CNC program to control movement of a plasma torch to cut parts from a workpiece while a spectrometer determines an emissions spectra of light emitted as the torch cuts the workpiece. The spectrometer cooperates with software running on a computer to analyze the metal as it is being cut by the CNC cutting machine and determine a composition. In embodiments, the composition is compared to an expected composition and saved in a database with identifying information; in a particular embodiment the database is queried to provide identifying information of metal having similar composition to the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventor: Matthew Fagan
  • Publication number: 20180154475
    Abstract: A plasma computer numerically controlled (CNC) cutting machine is controlled by a computer s. In an embodiment, the computer executes a CNC program to control movement of a plasma torch to cut parts from a workpiece while a spectrometer determines emissions spectra of light emitted in a brief time window as the torch begins to cut the workpiece. The spectrometer cooperates with the computer to analyze the metal as it is being cut by the CNC cutting machine and determine a composition. In embodiments, the composition is compared to an expected composition and saved in a database with identifying information; in a particular embodiment the database is queried to provide identifying information of metal having similar composition to the workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventor: Matthew Fagan
  • Publication number: 20180158122
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software products estimate cost of fulfilling an order for non-existing steel parts. A web site interacts with a customer to receive a request for quote containing a single MTO file defining the non-existing steel parts. The single MTO file is processed to generate at least one layout based upon stock information of a raw steel product. The layout defines (a) nesting of the non-existing steel parts on the raw steel product, (b) a cost of cutting the parts from the raw steel product, (c) a used portion of the raw steel product, (d) a waste portion of the raw steel product, and (e) a remaining usable portion of the raw steel product. A quote estimating the cost of fulfilling the order is generated based upon the at least one layout, and the quote is sent to the customer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventor: Matthew Fagan
  • Patent number: 9952581
    Abstract: Systems and methods NC plasma cut a metal fabric based upon a two-dimensional cutting path. An NC cutting machine is controlled to make a first pass along the cutting path with the laser height measuring device to collect height data from the metal fabric positioned on a bed of the NC cutting machine. Positions for starting and stopping a plasma arc of a cutting torch of the NC cutting machine are determined based upon the height data. An enhanced NC program is generated based upon the cutting path, the height data, and the positions for starting and stopping the plasma arc, to control the NC cutting machine to cut metal of the metal fabric along the cutting path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Inventor: Matthew Fagan
  • Publication number: 20170246703
    Abstract: A plasma computer numerically controlled (CNC) cutting machine is controlled by a computer such as a personal computer capable running an operating system and software programs. In an embodiment, the computer executes a CNC program to control movement of a plasma torch to cut parts from a workpiece while a spectrometer determines an emissions spectra of light emitted as the torch cuts the workpiece. The spectrometer cooperates with software running on a computer to analyze the metal as it is being cut by the CNC cutting machine and determine a composition. In embodiments, the composition is compared to an expected composition and saved in a database with identifying information; in a particular embodiment the database is queried to provide identifying information of metal having similar composition to the workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventor: Matthew Fagan
  • Patent number: 9539664
    Abstract: A method for controlling a height of a cutting torch, includes loading a workpiece onto a numerical control machine, scanning the workpiece with a scanning device at a plurality of discrete points on an upper surface of the workpiece, measuring an X-, a Y-, and a Z-coordinate for each respective one of the scanned discrete points, where X and Y define a plane substantially parallel to the loaded workpiece and Z represents a distance between the upper surface and the scanning device at a respective discrete point, storing the measured XYZ coordinates from each of the scanned discrete points into a data set, mathematically fitting the stored data set to a smooth surface representative of the upper surface of the loaded workpiece, and cutting the workpiece along a cutting path programmed into the numerical control machine, while controlling the cutting torch height to correspond to the representative smooth surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Inventor: Matthew Fagan
  • Patent number: D782402
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Maxam Tire North America Inc.
    Inventors: Troy Kline, Matthew Fagan
  • Patent number: D791692
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Maxam Tire North America Inc.
    Inventors: Troy Kline, Matthew Fagan
  • Patent number: D800639
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Maxam Tire North America Inc.
    Inventors: Troy Kline, Matthew Fagan
  • Patent number: D803147
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Maxam Tire North America Inc.
    Inventors: Troy Kline, Matthew Fagan