Patents by Inventor Matthew Robert Wilson

Matthew Robert Wilson 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: 20210353895
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to medical tubes and methods of manufacturing medical tubes. The tube may be a composite structure made of two or more distinct components that are spirally wound to form an elongate tube. For example, one of the components may be a spirally wound elongate hollow body, and the other component may be an elongate structural component also spirally wound between turns of the spirally wound hollow body The tube need not be made from distinct components, however. For instance, an elongate hollow body formed (e.g., extruded) from a single material may be spirally wound to form an elongate tube. The elongate hollow body itself may in transverse cross-section have a thin wall portion and a relatively thicker or more rigid reinforcement portion. The tubes can be incorporated into a variety of medical circuits or may be employed for other medical uses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: Christopher Jaye Norman AMADIO, Elmo Benson STOKS, Charles Christopher NORTH, Mahran Maumoon SUJAU, Joshua Daniel STROOBANT, Gavin Walsh MILLAR, Matthew Liam BUSWELL, Ibrahim AL-TIAY, David Leon MCCAULEY, Andre VAN SCHALKWYK, Katja MUNKELT, Matthew Robert WILSON, Helgard OOSTHUYSEN, Sanjay Parag PATEL, Dominique Richard D'ANDREA, Grant Martin DOVER, Dean Antony BARKER, Jonathan David HARWOOD
  • Patent number: 11176562
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein generate a first set of prompts, the first set of prompts configured to prompt a vehicle owner for a first set of answers used to learn preferred vehicle renter characteristics; receive the first set of answers; generate, based upon the first set of answers, a second set of prompts, the second set of prompts configured to prompt the owner for a second set of answers used to learn additional preferred vehicle renter characteristics; receive the second set of answers; predict user preference value(s) of a profile of the owner based upon the second set of answers, wherein the user preference value(s) define criteria for sharing a vehicle associated with the profile with vehicle renters who satisfy the criteria; apply the criteria to potential vehicle renters; and cause an indication of the vehicle to be displayed only to the potential vehicle renters who satisfy the criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
    Inventors: Brian N. Harvey, Joseph Robert Brannan, J. Lynn Wilson, Matthew Eric Riley, Sr., Ryan Gross
  • Patent number: 11129954
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide for an inspiratory limb for a breathing circuit that includes a first segment that comprises a first heater wire circuit and a second segment that comprises a second heater wire circuit. The inspiratory limb can include an intermediate connector that includes a connection circuit that electrically couples the first heater wire circuit to the second heater wire circuit. The inspiratory limb can be configured to operate in two modes wherein, in a first mode, electrical power passes through the first electrical connection to provide power to the first heater wire circuit without providing power to the second heater wire circuit, and in a second mode, electrical power pass through the first electrical connection to provide power to both the first heater wire circuit and the second heater wire circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Matthew Liam Buswell, Helen Cuddy, Thomas James Edwards, Gavin Walsh Millar, Helgard Oosthuysen, Andre van Schalkwyk, Ian Lee Wai Kwan, Ping Si, Sinaa Alnashi, Kieran Michael Orchard, Ibrahim Al-Tiay, Elmo Benson Stoks, Charles Christopher North, Matthew Robert Wilson, Paul James Tonkin
  • Publication number: 20210260330
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide for an inspiratory limb for a breathing circuit that includes a first segment that comprises a first heater wire circuit and a second segment that comprises a second heater wire circuit. The inspiratory limb can include an intermediate connector that includes a connection circuit that electrically couples the first heater wire circuit to the second heater wire circuit. The inspiratory limb can be configured to operate in two modes wherein, in a first mode, electrical power passes through the first electrical connection to provide power to the first heater wire circuit without providing power to the second heater wire circuit, and in a second mode, electrical power pass through the first electrical connection to provide power to both the first heater wire circuit and the second heater wire circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Po-Yen Liu, Peter Alan Seekup, Anthony James Newland, Malcolm David Smith, Ping Si, Helgard Oosthuysen, Matthew Robert Wilson, Ian Lee Wai Kwan, Sinaa Alnashi, Paul James Tonkin, Kiel Anthony McCool, David Robert Kemps, Yayi Lin, Callum McDonald Ross, David John Sims
  • Patent number: 11058844
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to medical tubes and methods of manufacturing medical tubes. The tube may be a composite structure made of two or more distinct components that are spirally wound to form an elongate tube. For example, one of the components may be a spirally wound elongate hollow body, and the other component may be an elongate structural component also spirally wound between turns of the spirally wound hollow body The tube need not be made from distinct components, however. For instance, an elongate hollow body formed (e.g., extruded) from a single material may be spirally wound to form an elongate tube. The elongate hollow body itself may in transverse cross-section have a thin wall portion and a relatively thicker or more rigid reinforcement portion. The tubes can be incorporated into a variety of medical circuits or may be employed for other medical uses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Christopher Jaye Norman Amadio, Elmo Benson Stoks, Charles Christopher North, Mahran Maumoon Sujau, Joshua Daniel Stroobant, Gavin Walsh Millar, Matthew Liam Buswell, Ibrahim Al-Tiay, David Leon McCauley, Andre van Schalkwyk, Katja Munkelt, Matthew Robert Wilson, Helgard Oosthuysen, Sanjay Parag Patel, Dominique Richard d'Andrea, Grant Martin Dover, Dean Antony Barker, Jonathan David Harwood
  • Patent number: 10960167
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide for an inspiratory limb for a breathing circuit that includes a first segment that comprises a first heater wire circuit and a second segment that comprises a second heater wire circuit. The inspiratory limb can include an intermediate connector that includes a connection circuit that electrically couples the first heater wire circuit to the second heater wire circuit. The inspiratory limb can be configured to operate in two modes wherein, in a first mode, electrical power passes through the first electrical connection to provide power to the first heater wire circuit without providing power to the second heater wire circuit, and in a second mode, electrical power pass through the first electrical connection to provide power to both the first heater wire circuit and the second heater wire circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Po-Yen Liu, Peter Alan Seekup, Anthony James Newland, Malcolm David Smith, Ping Si, Helgard Oosthuysen, Matthew Robert Wilson, Ian Lee Wai Kwan, Sinaa Alnashi, Paul James Tonkin, Kiel Anthony McCool, David Robert Kemps, Yayi Lin, Callum McDonald Ross, David John Sims
  • Patent number: 10589050
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide for an inspiratory limb for a breathing circuit that includes a first segment that comprises a first heater wire circuit and a second segment that comprises a second heater wire circuit. The inspiratory limb can include an intermediate connector that includes a connection circuit that electrically couples the first heater wire circuit to the second heater wire circuit. The inspiratory limb can be configured to operate in two modes wherein, in a first mode, electrical power passes through the first electrical connection to provide power to the first heater wire circuit without providing power to the second heater wire circuit, and in a second mode, electrical power pass through the first electrical connection to provide power to both the first heater wire circuit and the second heater wire circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Matthew Liam Buswell, Helen Cuddy, Thomas James Edwards, Gavin Walsh Millar, Helgard Oosthuysen, Andre van Schalkwyk, Ian Lee Wai Kwan, Ping Si, Sinaa Alnashi, Kieran Michael Orchard, Ibrahim Al-Tiay, Elmo Benson Stoks, Charles Christopher North, Matthew Robert Wilson, Paul James Tonkin
  • Publication number: 20200016361
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide for an inspiratory limb for a breathing circuit that includes a first segment that comprises a first heater wire circuit and a second segment that comprises a second heater wire circuit. The inspiratory limb can include an intermediate connector that includes a connection circuit that electrically couples the first heater wire circuit to the second heater wire circuit. The inspiratory limb can be configured to operate in two modes wherein, in a first mode, electrical power passes through the first electrical connection to provide power to the first heater wire circuit without providing power to the second heater wire circuit, and in a second mode, electrical power pass through the first electrical connection to provide power to both the first heater wire circuit and the second heater wire circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Matthew Liam Buswell, Helen Cuddy, Thomas James Edwards, Gavin Walsh Millar, Helgard Oosthuysen, Andre van Schalkwyk, Ian Lee Wai Kwan, Ping Si, Sinaa Alnashi, Kieran Michael Orchard, Ibrahim Al-Tiay, Elmo Benson Stoks, Charles Christopher North, Matthew Robert Wilson, Paul James Tonkin
  • Patent number: 10426912
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide for an inspiratory limb for a breathing circuit that includes a first segment that comprises a first heater wire circuit and a second segment that comprises a second heater wire circuit. The inspiratory limb can include an intermediate connector that includes a connection circuit that electrically couples the first heater wire circuit to the second heater wire circuit. The inspiratory limb can be configured to operate in two modes wherein, in a first mode, electrical power passes through the first electrical connection to provide power to the first heater wire circuit without providing power to the second heater wire circuit, and in a second mode, electrical power pass through the first electrical connection to provide power to both the first heater wire circuit and the second heater wire circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Matthew Liam Buswell, Helen Cuddy, Thomas James Edwards, Gavin Walsh Millar, Helgard Oosthuysen, Andre van Schalkwyk, Ian Lee Wai Kwan, Ping Si, Sinaa Alnashi, Kieran Michael Orchard, Ibrahim Al-Tiay, Elmo Benson Stoks, Charles Christopher North, Matthew Robert Wilson, Paul James Tonkin
  • Patent number: 10315874
    Abstract: A web break apparatus is disclosed for cutting and severing a web. The web break apparatus includes a first rotating device that rotates generally at the same speed as a moving web. Positioned on the circumference of the first rotating device is a web engaging device and a straining element. When a web break is desired, the web engaging device and straining element are brought into contact with the web. The web engaging device engages the web, while the straining element causes a web break. The web break apparatus may be used in any suitable winding system. For instance, the winding system may be for winding a web to produce rolled products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle Andrew Krautkramer, Matthew Robert Wilson, Daniel Mark Heinz, Robert Eugene Krautkramer
  • Publication number: 20180280651
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide for an inspiratory limb for a breathing circuit that includes a first segment that comprises a first heater wire circuit and a second segment that comprises a second heater wire circuit. The inspiratory limb can include an intermediate connector that includes a connection circuit that electrically couples the first heater wire circuit to the second heater wire circuit. The inspiratory limb can be configured to operate in two modes wherein, in a first mode, electrical power passes through the first electrical connection to provide power to the first heater wire circuit without providing power to the second heater wire circuit, and in a second mode, electrical power pass through the first electrical connection to provide power to both the first heater wire circuit and the second heater wire circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Po-Yen Liu, Peter Alan Seekup, Anthony James Newland, Malcolm David Smith, Ping Si, Helgard Oosthuysen, Matthew Robert Wilson, Ian Lee Wai Kwan, Sinaa Alnashi, Paul James Tonkin, Kiel Anthony McCool, David Robert Kemps, Yayi Lin, Callum McDonald Ross, David John Sims
  • Publication number: 20180201460
    Abstract: A web break apparatus is disclosed for cutting and severing a web. The web break apparatus includes a first rotating device that rotates generally at the same speed as a moving web. Positioned on the circumference of the first rotating device is a web engaging device and a straining element. When a web break is desired, the web engaging device and straining element are brought into contact with the web. The web engaging device engages the web, while the straining element causes a web break. The web break apparatus may be used in any suitable winding system. For instance, the winding system may be for winding a web to produce rolled products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Kyle Andrew Krautkramer, Matthew Robert Wilson, Daniel Mark Heinz, Robert Eugene Krautkramer
  • Patent number: 9975298
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to an improved winding apparatus useful in the production of filament wound products and particularly wound tubular products having high length to diameter ratios. The improved winding apparatus comprises a support means for supporting a rotatable mandrel during the manufacture of wound products, the support means comprising a plurality of axially spaced pins extending circumferentially around the mandrel, and a support assembly having a semicircular inner face and an opening, wherein a portion of the plurality of pins is brought into contact with the inner face of the support assembly when the mandrel is rotated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Eugene Krautkramer, Matthew Robert Wilson, Kyle Andrew Krautkramer
  • Patent number: 9914234
    Abstract: The present invention provides a perforating station comprising two or more discrete perforating stations, the stations synchronized with one another to cut a line of perforations across a web, such as a web of tissue paper, moving at high speeds. By providing two or more synchronized perforating stations the perforating station may increase the number of impacts per minute compared to prior art perforating devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: James Leo Baggot, Robert Eugene Krautkramer, Kyle Andrew Krautkramer, Gregory Michael Bixler, Matthew Robert Wilson, Frank Stephen Hada
  • Publication number: 20170182720
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to an improved winding apparatus useful in the production of filament wound products and particularly wound tubular products having high length to diameter ratios. The improved winding apparatus comprises a support means for supporting a rotatable mandrel during the manufacture of wound products, the support means comprising a plurality of axially spaced pins extending circumferentially around the mandrel, and a support assembly having a semicircular inner face and an opening, wherein a portion of the plurality of pins is brought into contact with the inner face of the support assembly when the mandrel is rotated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventors: Robert Eugene Krautkramer, Matthew Robert Wilson, Kyle Andrew Krautkramer
  • Patent number: 9540202
    Abstract: Registration and inspection systems and methods for use on a winder are disclosed. The systems and methods include scanning a region proximate a winding module with one or more sensors to determine a product defect. The product defect is then associated with a winding process parameter, such as percent roll build information or the identity of the particular sensor to first detect the defect. The winding process parameter is used to classify the defect into one or more defect profiles. The defect profiles can be based at least in part on segmenting the roll build of a web onto a winding module into a plurality of inspection windows and segmenting a plurality of sensors into a plurality of inspection sensor segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Brett Schoenberg, Mark Gary Dollevoet, Jeffrey George Skarda, Matthew Robert Wilson, Kevin B. Sartain, Gregory Michael Bixler, Daniel Mark Heinz, Vivek Moreshwar Karandikar
  • Publication number: 20160354573
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide for an inspiratory limb for a breathing circuit that includes a first segment that comprises a first heater wire circuit and a second segment that comprises a second heater wire circuit. The inspiratory limb can include an intermediate connector that includes a connection circuit that electrically couples the first heater wire circuit to the second heater wire circuit. The inspiratory limb can be configured to operate in two modes wherein, in a first mode, electrical power passes through the first electrical connection to provide power to the first heater wire circuit without providing power to the second heater wire circuit, and in a second mode, electrical power pass through the first electrical connection to provide power to both the first heater wire circuit and the second heater wire circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Matthew Liam Buswell, Helen Cuddy, Thomas James Edwards, Gavin Walsh Millar, Helgard Oosthuysen, Andre van Schalkwyk, Ian Lee Wai Kwan, Ping Si, Sinaa Alnashi, Kieran Michael Orchard, Ibrahim Al-Tiay, Elmo Benson Stoks, Charles Christopher North, Matthew Robert Wilson, Paul James Tonkin
  • Patent number: 9486932
    Abstract: An apparatus for perforating sheet materials is disclosed. The apparatus includes a perforation blade that defines a plurality of teeth for perforating sheet materials, such as tissue products. Each tooth on the perforation blade is defined by a pair of opposing side walls. The teeth are separated along an edge of the perforation blade by a plurality of recesses. In accordance with the present disclosure, the side walls have a non-zero angle with respect to the length direction of the blade. In one embodiment, each recess can have a slanted U-shape such that all of the side walls are parallel. In an alternative embodiment, the recesses can have a V-shape such that adjacent side walls extend in divergent directions. Perforation blades made according to the present disclosure prevent snagging and picking when a material is perforated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: James Leo Baggot, Walter F. Montgomery, Kevin B. Sartain, Matthew Robert Wilson
  • Patent number: 9352921
    Abstract: A winder for winding a web to produce a rolled product is provided. Included in one exemplary embodiment is a plurality of independent winding modules. The winding modules may be configured to wind the web to form a rolled product by center winding, surface winding, and/or combinations of center and surface winding. In accordance with the present disclosure, at least one tail sealing apparatus is present in the system. The tail sealing apparatus includes an applicator device that transfers adhesive to a web being wound prior to completion of the roll. In one embodiment, the applicator device remains in contact with the wound roll during the completion of the winding cycle in order to have an ironing effect on the finished roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle A. Krautkramer, Matthew Robert Wilson
  • Publication number: 20160121501
    Abstract: The present invention provides a perforating station comprising two or more discrete perforating stations, the stations synchronized with one another to cut a line of perforations across a web, such as a web of tissue paper, moving at high speeds. By providing two or more synchronized perforating stations the perforating station may increase the number of impacts per minute compared to prior art perforating devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: James Leo Baggot, Robert Eugene Krautkramer, Kyle Andrew Krautkramer, Gregory Michael Bixler, Matthew Robert Wilson, Frank Stephen Hada