Patents by Inventor Matthew G. Bennett

Matthew G. Bennett 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: 20200392785
    Abstract: An end tip configured to travel in a track of a shade system. The end tip includes a first body section having a first portion and a second portion. The first portion is made of a first material having a first hardness, and the second portion is made of a second material having a second hardness. The first hardness is higher than the second hardness. Also disclosed is a shade system including first and second tracks, a shade, and end tips. The end tips are configured to pull out of the tracks when a static force of at least 10 lbs. is applied to the end tips.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Matthew G. Bennett, Calvin T. Rupnow
  • Publication number: 20200318357
    Abstract: Embodiments of a handrail kit are provided. The handrail kit includes a cover, a first endcap, a second endcap, and a support member. The support member includes a longitudinal axis, a first end along the longitudinal axis, a second end along the longitudinal axis, a first lateral side, a second lateral side, a first longitudinal side, and a second longitudinal side. The first lateral side of the support member is configured to be secured directly against a mounting surface. The first endcap is configured to mate with the first end of the support member and the second endcap is configured to mate with the second end of the support member. The cover is configured to be placed over the second lateral side of the support member and to engage the first longitudinal side and the second longitudinal side of the support member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Matthew G. Bennett, Andrew R. Holten
  • Publication number: 20200281097
    Abstract: An electronic device having a battery assembly is disclosed. Unlike traditional battery assemblies that include rectilinear electrodes with two sides of equal length, the battery assemblies described herein may include electrodes having a shape/configuration resembling an L-shape electrode used to form chemical reactions in order to generate electrical energy. However, other shapes/configurations are possible. The shape/configuration of the housing of the battery assembly confirms to the shape/configuration of the electrodes. Further, in order to accommodate an internal component (such as a circuit board assembly), the shape of the battery assembly provides additional space in the electronic device. In order to form the electrodes, the electrodes may undergo a die cutting operation. Also, the housing may include a channel, or reduced dimension, that accommodates a flexible circuit in the electronic device that passes over the battery assembly at the channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: David A. PAKULA, Daniel W. JARVIS, Gregory N. STEPHENS, Ian A. SPRAGGS, James A. BERTIN, Eric M. BENNETT, Simon C. HELMORE, Melissa A. WAH, Matthew D. HILL, Jon F. HOUSOUR, Douglas G. FOURNIER, Christopher S. TOMASETTA
  • Patent number: 10718156
    Abstract: Embodiments of a shade system are provided. The shade system includes a first track assembly, a second track assembly, a shade, and a bottom rail. The track assemblies include tracks having an interior surface defined by a front wall, a rear wall, a sidewall, and two partitions. One of the partitions extends from the front wall, and the other of the partitions extends from the rear wall. A gap is provided between the two partitions. The track assemblies also include rods disposed within the tracks that do not contact the interior surfaces. The shade has outer loops wrapped around each rod and a bottom loop wrapped around the bottom rail. The bottom rail is connected to idler ends having loop portions around each respective rod. The bottom rail is disposed between the partitions. The idler ends are disposed within the tracks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: InPro Corporation
    Inventors: Calvin T. Rupnow, Matthew G. Bennett, Megan N. Wylie
  • Patent number: 10701833
    Abstract: An electronic device having a battery assembly is disclosed. Unlike traditional battery assemblies that include rectilinear electrodes with two sides of equal length, the battery assemblies described herein may include electrodes having a shape/configuration resembling an L-shape electrode used to form chemical reactions in order to generate electrical energy. However, other shapes/configurations are possible. The shape/configuration of the housing of the battery assembly confirms to the shape/configuration of the electrodes. Further, in order to accommodate an internal component (such as a circuit board assembly), the shape of the battery assembly provides additional space in the electronic device. In order to form the electrodes, the electrodes may undergo a die cutting operation. Also, the housing may include a channel, or reduced dimension, that accommodates a flexible circuit in the electronic device that passes over the battery assembly at the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: David A. Pakula, Daniel W. Jarvis, Gregory N. Stephens, Ian A. Spraggs, James A. Bertin, Eric M. Bennett, Simon C. Helmore, Melissa A. Wah, Matthew D. Hill, Jon F. Housour, Douglas G. Fournier, Christopher S. Tomasetta
  • Publication number: 20190313787
    Abstract: The present invention involves a multicomponent modular kit for assembling a scoring station for a toss game. The kit includes an upright member, a scoreboard adapted to be repeatedly removably affixed to the upright member, a shelf structure adapted to be repeatedly removably affixed to the upright member and to hold cylindrical beverage containers and a base adapted to be repeatedly removably affixed to the lower section of the upright member to stably hold it in a vertical orientation when the scoreboard and shelf structure are affixed to the upright member and the base is placed on a hard essentially horizontal surface. The present invention also involves a multicomponent modular kit for assembling includes a beverage station that has the same components as the scoring station except that it may omit the scoreboard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventor: Matthew G. Bennett
  • Publication number: 20190301239
    Abstract: Embodiments of a shade system are provided. The shade system includes a first track assembly, a second track assembly, a shade, and a bottom rail. The track assemblies include tracks having an interior surface defined by a front wall, a rear wall, a sidewall, and two partitions. One of the partitions extends from the front wall, and the other of the partitions extends from the rear wall. A gap is provided between the two partitions. The track assemblies also include rods disposed within the tracks that do not contact the interior surfaces. The shade has outer loops wrapped around each rod and a bottom loop wrapped around the bottom rail. The bottom rail is connected to idler ends having loop portions around each respective rod. The bottom rail is disposed between the partitions. The idler ends are disposed within the tracks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Calvin T. Rupnow, Matthew G. Bennett, Megan N. Wylie
  • Publication number: 20190112819
    Abstract: A wall panel installation method, assembly, system and kit are provided. The wall panel is installed and held to an existing building structure with the combination of a support plate secured to the building wall, fastening elements adhered to the wall panel and corresponding fastening elements adhered to respective support plates. When the wall panel is in position, the fastening elements are brought into contact to engage each other and hold the wall panel in position relative to the building structure/wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: David R. Gebhardt, Matthew G. Bennett
  • Patent number: 9845597
    Abstract: A fire barrier assembly includes a fire barrier, mounting elements and securement elements. The mounting elements are positioned along the length of the fire barrier on an inner surface of the fire barrier. The mounting elements engage one or more of the securement elements to the fire barrier. When installed within an expansions space, the securement elements are used to tension mount the fire barrier assembly securely and generally immovably within the expansion space, without the need for any mechanical, adhesive, or other fixed connection to anchor the fire barrier assembly in place. As such, no modification to the building structures defining the expansion space (e.g. no drilling holes, applying adhesive, etc.) is need to mount the fire barrier assembly. If desired, the fire barrier assembly may easily be detached and removed from the expansion space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: InPro Corporation
    Inventors: Alan Shaw, George Matthew Fisher, Matthew G. Bennett
  • Patent number: 9745172
    Abstract: An elevator cab protection system is provided. The system includes first and second panels and three clips. Each of the clips includes a lower leg portion and an upper leg portion. The first clip is coupled to the first panel by a fastener. The lower leg portion of the first clip and the first panel define a first downwardly opening slot. The second clip is coupled to the first panel by a fastener with the upper leg portion of the second clip located above the upper end of the first panel. The third clip is coupled to the second panel by a fastener. The lower leg portion of the third clip is configured to be inserted into the upwardly opening slot defined by the upper leg portion of the second clip and the wall of the elevator cab to support the second panel relative to the first panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: InPro Corporation
    Inventors: David R. Gebhardt, Matthew G. Bennett
  • Publication number: 20160304319
    Abstract: An elevator cab protection system is provided. The system includes first and second panels and three clips. Each of the clips includes a lower leg portion and an upper leg portion. The first clip is coupled to the first panel by a fastener. The lower leg portion of the first clip and the first panel define a first downwardly opening slot. The second clip is coupled to the first panel by a fastener with the upper leg portion of the second clip located above the upper end of the first panel. The third clip is coupled to the second panel by a fastener. The lower leg portion of the third clip is configured to be inserted into the upwardly opening slot defined by the upper leg portion of the second clip and the wall of the elevator cab to support the second panel relative to the first panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventors: David R. Gebhardt, Matthew G. Bennett
  • Patent number: 8828522
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition for use in the production of an article of manufacture, and in particular, to the manufacture of wall and corner guards. The composition includes a biopolymer in combination with PETG as well as a modifier. The biopolymer and modifier are preferably produced from an annually renewable source such as corn or sugar as opposed to traditionally used petroleum based plastics. In this manner, the composition of the invention is relatively environmentally friendly as compared to known compositions while maintaining many of the desirable qualities thereof. In addition, the production of the articles of manufacture results in the consumption of fewer fossil fuels and less production of pollutants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: InPro Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew G. Bennett, Kevin Diels
  • Patent number: 8533910
    Abstract: The present application discloses means for vertically mounting curtains for easy traverse utilizing an easily mountable bendable track for providing an adjustable path for traverse and flexible carriers which are readily affixable to the bendable track at any point in its length and traverse the bendable track under the load of a supported curtain with a minimum of noise. It discloses a bendable track with both a top and a bottom rib, each of which has a horizontal ledge and a curved profile extending from each ledge away from the main body of the rail and a roller free carrier which can be elastically expanded to snap over the lower horizontal ledge of the track. It further discloses that the surface of the horizontal ledge as well as the ends of the carrier are made of materials having a low coefficient of sliding friction such as exhibited by ABS, nylon, PVC and polyacetal and that the ends of the carrier have a surface with an arcuate surface which is adapted to ride on the lower horizontal ledge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: In Pro Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew G. Bennett, Roger W. Lehrkamp
  • Patent number: D733324
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: InPro Corporation
    Inventors: Janice A. Daniels, Matthew G. Bennett
  • Patent number: D733327
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: INPRO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Janice A. Daniels, Matthew G. Bennett
  • Patent number: D848036
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: InPro Corporation
    Inventors: Alan Shaw, George Matthew Fisher, Matthew G. Bennett
  • Patent number: D870535
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: InPro Corporation
    Inventors: David R. Gebhardt, Matthew G. Bennett
  • Patent number: D886646
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventor: Matthew G. Bennett
  • Patent number: D892598
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: InPro Corporation
    Inventors: David R. Gebhardt, Matthew G. Bennett
  • Patent number: D902696
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: InPro Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew G. Bennett, Calvin T. Rupnow