Patents by Inventor Matthew H. Brown

Matthew H. Brown 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: 10408462
    Abstract: A range has burner coil elements which have temperature switches as a portion of the replaceable coils. Upon reaching a predetermined temperatures, the switch opens and power through the burner element is secured. The burner elements are preferably open coil units. Lowering the temperature in a cooking utensil below common ignition temperatures while still allowing boiling is an objective of many embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Brown Stove Works, Incv.
    Inventors: Todd A. Smith, Matthew H. Brown
  • Patent number: 10384519
    Abstract: Doors on a vehicle may be controlled by a door positioning system that moves the doors freely and fluidly relative to the body of the vehicle. The doors may include front and rear doors on each side of the vehicle. The door positioning system may control the movement and positioning of each door using a door mechanism coupled between the door and the body of the vehicle. The door positioning system may determine a position or path of motion for each door based on sensor data and user input. The door positioning system may issue corresponding control signals to actuators in the door mechanism to position the door accordingly. For example, the front door may slide open at an angle to accommodate an angled tire. Front and rear doors may open in opposite directions to create a large, unobstructed space for passengers to enter and exit the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew L. Brown, Phillip Michael Hobson, John Raff, Sung H. Kim, Russell C. Mead, Jr., Ronald J. Smith
  • Publication number: 20190211500
    Abstract: A fiber mat includes an assembly of fibers including a minority portion including a set of polymer fibers and a majority portion including a set of fibers different than the minority portion, wherein the minority portion is a plane parallel to a plane of the majority portion of the assembly of fibers; and a binder including an organic resin, wherein an air permeability of said fiber mat is not substantially different from an equivalent weight fiber mat containing a homogenous mat structure and wherein the fiber mat provides at least a 5% increase in tear when placed in a bituminous roofing product compared to an equivalent bituminous roofing product made with the equivalent weight fiber mat containing the homogenous mat structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew GACEK, Nancy E. BROWN, Jeffrey H. PEET, Lucas GIARDELLA, Tao YU
  • Publication number: 20190153183
    Abstract: Described is a mono-axially oriented polyolefin film including a core or base layer containing a plurality of voids formed by a cavitating agent, wherein the film is oriented at least 4 times in the machine direction, and exhibits excellent tear resistance in the transverse direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: TORAY PLASTICS (AMERICA), INC.
    Inventors: Matthew H. BROWN, Harold Egon KOEHN, Claudio M. PAULINO
  • Patent number: 10287107
    Abstract: Embodiments of a system and method for shingulating, singulating, and synchronizing articles in an article feeder system are disclosed. The article feeder system may include a shingulating device configured to receive a stack of articles and to produce a positively lapped stack of articles, a plurality of picking devices configured to pick one or more articles from the positively lapped stack of articles and to produce one or more singulated articles, and one or more synchronization devices configured to deliver the one or more singulated articles to one or more sorter windows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: United States Postal Service
    Inventors: John W. Brown, Edward F. Houston, Juan A. Roman, Leung M. Shiu, Riley H. Mayhall, Thomas A. Hillerich, Jr., Jacob L. Timm, Matthew G. Good, William P. McConnell, Robert L. Schlender, Christopher D. Austin
  • Patent number: 10052852
    Abstract: A two-layer mono-axially oriented film includes a first layer of an opaque beta-nucleated microvoided propylene-based polymer; and a second layer containing a dark pigment that is adapted for use in a thermal printer in which the thermal print-head contacts the exposed surface of the first layer. The dark pigment of the second layer pigment has a color contrasting with the color of the first layer and can contain a carbon black. The first layer includes microvoids and may be made transparent upon the application of heat by collapsing the voids of the first layer or upon the application of ultra-sonic energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: TORAY PLASTICS (AMERICA) INC.
    Inventors: Matthew H. Brown, Harold E Koehn, Emilio Coletta
  • Patent number: 10022942
    Abstract: A two-layer mono-axially oriented film includes a first layer of an opaque beta-nucleated microvoided propylene-based polymer; and a second layer containing a dark pigment that is adapted for use in a thermal printer in which the thermal print-head contacts the exposed surface of the first layer. The dark pigment of the second layer pigment has a color contrasting with the color of the first layer and can contain a carbon black. The first layer includes microvoids and may be made transparent upon the application of heat by collapsing the voids of the first layer or upon the application of ultra-sonic energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: TORAY PLASTICS (AMERICA) INC.
    Inventors: Matthew H. Brown, Harold E Koehn, Emilio Coletta
  • Patent number: 10024546
    Abstract: A range has burner coil elements which have temperature switches as a portion of the replaceable coils. Upon reaching a predetermined temperature, the switch opens and power through the burner element is secured. The burner elements are preferably open coil units. Lowering the temperature in a cooking utensil below common ignition temperatures while still allowing boiling is an objective of many embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Brown Stove Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd A. Smith, Matthew H. Brown
  • Publication number: 20170359861
    Abstract: A range has burner coil elements which have temperature switches as a portion of the replaceable coils. Upon reaching a predetermined temperatures, the switch opens and power through the burner element is secured. The burner elements are preferably open coil units. Lowering the temperature in a cooking utensil below common ignition temperatures while still allowing boiling is an objective of many embodiments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: Todd A. Smith, Matthew H. Brown
  • Publication number: 20170356658
    Abstract: A range has burner coil elements which have temperature switches as a portion of the replaceable coils. Upon reaching a predetermined temperature, the switch opens and power through the burner element is secured. The burner elements are preferably open coil units. Lowering the temperature in a cooking utensil below common ignition temperatures while still allowing boiling is an objective of many embodiments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: Todd A. Smith, Matthew H. Brown
  • Patent number: 9669591
    Abstract: A monoaxially oriented film including an ethylene-propylene copolymer elastomer, a non-elastomeric propylene-based random copolymer, and a low density polyethylene, which is oriented at least about 2.5 times in one direction and exhibits excellent linear directional tear properties parallel to the orientation direction, excellent heat seal performance in terms of high heat seal strengths and low seal initiation temperature, and is less than 50 ?m in thickness after orientation. This “thin” film formulation and orientation is suitable for pouch applications requiring an “easy-tear” linear tear feature and excellent hermetic seal properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: TORAY PLASTICS (AMERICA), INC.
    Inventors: Harold Egon Koehn, Matthew H. Brown
  • Publication number: 20160368248
    Abstract: A two-layer mono-axially oriented film includes a first layer of an opaque beta-nucleated microvoided propylene-based polymer; and a second layer containing a dark pigment that is adapted for use in a thermal printer in which the thermal print-head contacts the exposed surface of the first layer. The dark pigment of the second layer pigment has a color contrasting with the color of the first layer and can contain a carbon black. The first layer includes microvoids and may be made transparent upon the application of heat by collapsing the voids of the first layer or upon the application of ultra-sonic energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Matthew H. BROWN, Harold E. KOEHN, Emilio COLETTA
  • Publication number: 20160264747
    Abstract: Described is a mono-axially oriented polyolefin film including a core or base layer containing a plurality of voids formed by a cavitating agent, wherein the film is oriented at least 4 times in the machine direction, and exhibits excellent tear resistance in the transverse direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Applicant: TORAY PLASTICS (AMERICA), INC.
    Inventors: Matthew H. BROWN, Harold Egon KOEHN, Claudio M. PAULINO
  • Patent number: 9399318
    Abstract: A monoaxially oriented film including a metallized layer; a gas barrier layer; and a propylene-based random copolymer and at least about 3 wt % of a low density polyethylene which is oriented at least about 2.5 times in one direction and exhibits excellent linear directional tear properties parallel to the orientation direction and excellent heat seal performance in terms of high heat seal strengths and low seal initiation temperature. This film formulation and orientation is suitable for pouch applications requiring high gas and moisture barrier, an “easy-tear” linear tear feature, and excellent hermetic seal properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Toray Plastics (America), Inc.
    Inventors: Tracy A. Paolilli, Scott Narkevicius, Harold Egon Koehn, Matthew H. Brown
  • Publication number: 20160152011
    Abstract: A two-layer mono-axially oriented film includes a first layer of an opaque beta-nucleated microvoided propylene-based polymer; and a second layer containing a dark pigment that is adapted for use in a thermal printer in which the thermal print-head contacts the exposed surface of the first layer. The dark pigment of the second layer pigment has a color contrasting with the color of the first layer and can contain a carbon black. The first layer includes microvoids and may be made transparent upon the application of heat by collapsing the voids of the first layer or upon the application of ultra-sonic energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Inventors: Matthew H. BROWN, Harold E KOEHN, Emilio COLETTA
  • Publication number: 20150118459
    Abstract: A two-layer mono-axially oriented film includes a first layer of an opaque beta-nucleated microvoided propylene-based polymer; and a second layer containing a dark pigment that is adapted for use in a thermal printer in which the thermal print-head contacts the exposed surface of the first layer. The dark pigment of the second layer pigment has a color contrasting with the color of the first layer and can contain a carbon black. The first layer includes microvoids and may be made transparent upon the application of heat by collapsing the voids of the first layer or upon the application of ultra-sonic energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Matthew H. BROWN, Harold E. KOEHN, Emilio COLETTA
  • Patent number: 8968863
    Abstract: A two-layer mono-axially oriented film includes a first layer of an opaque beta-nucleated microvoided propylene-based polymer; and a second layer containing a dark pigment that is adapted for use in a thermal printer in which the thermal print-head contacts the exposed surface of the first layer. The dark pigment of the second layer pigment has a color contrasting with the color of the first layer and can contain a carbon black. The first layer includes microvoids and may be made transparent upon the application of heat by collapsing the voids of the first layer or upon the application of ultra-sonic energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Toray Plastics (America), Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew H. Brown, Harold E. Koehn, Emilio Coletta
  • Publication number: 20150028515
    Abstract: A monoaxially oriented film including heat sealable layer including an ethylene-propylene impact copolymer and a metallocene-catalyzed propylene-butene elastomer. The heat sealable layer may include a metallocene-catalyzed ethylene-butene elastomer. The film is oriented at least 4 times in the machine direction and exhibits excellent linear directional tear properties in the machine direction and excellent heat seal performance. This film formulation and orientation is suitable for pouch applications requiring an “easy-tear” linear tear feature and excellent hermetic seal properties, particularly for retort pouches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Mark S. LEE, Harold Egon KOEHN, Emilio COLETTA, Matthew H. BROWN
  • Patent number: 8932725
    Abstract: A monoaxially oriented film including a propylene-based random copolymer and at least about 3 wt % of a low density polyethylene which is oriented at least about 2.5 times in one direction and exhibits excellent linear directional tear properties parallel to the orientation direction and excellent heat seal performance in terms of high heat seal strengths and low seal initiation temperature. This film formulation and orientation is suitable for pouch applications requiring an “easy-tear” linear tear feature and excellent hermetic seal properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Toray Plastics (America), Inc.
    Inventors: Harold Egon Koehn, Matthew H. Brown
  • Patent number: 8932726
    Abstract: A monoaxially oriented film including a metallized layer; a gas barrier layer; and a propylene-based random copolymer and at least about 3 wt % of a low density polyethylene which is oriented at least about 2.5 times in one direction and exhibits excellent linear directional tear properties parallel to the orientation direction and excellent heat seal performance in terms of high heat seal strengths and low seal initiation temperature. This film formulation and orientation is suitable for pouch applications requiring high gas and moisture barrier, an “easy-tear” linear tear feature, and excellent hermetic seal properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Toray Plastics (America), Inc.
    Inventors: Tracy A. Paolilli, Scott Narkevicius, Harold Egon Koehn, Matthew H. Brown