Patents by Inventor Matthew Thomas

Matthew 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).

  • Publication number: 20220199620
    Abstract: Integrated circuitry comprising a ribbon or wire (RoW) transistor stack within which the transistors have different threshold voltages (Vt). In some examples, a gate electrode of the transistor stack may include only one workfunction metal. A metal oxide may be deposited around one or more channels of the transistor stack as a solid-state source of a metal oxide species that will diffuse toward the channel region(s). As diffused, the metal oxide may remain (e.g., as a silicate, or hafnate) in close proximity to the channel region, thereby altering the dipole properties of the gate insulator material. Different channels of a transistor stack may be exposed to differing amounts or types of the metal oxide species to provide a range of Vt within the stack. After diffusion, the metal oxide may be stripped as sacrificial, or retained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Nicole Thomas, Eric Mattson, Sudarat Lee, Scott B. Clendenning, Tobias Brown-Heft, I-Cheng Tung, Thoe Michaelos, Gilbert Dewey, Charles Kuo, Matthew Metz, Marko Radosavljevic, Charles Mokhtarzadeh
  • Publication number: 20220195550
    Abstract: An example track shoe, cutting edge, or other component of a machine is formed in a heated process, such as hot-rolling followed by air-hardening. The air-hardening process involves cooling the component by flowing air over the component (e.g., air cooling), such that the component is cooled at a controlled rate. During the air-cooling process, such as in the range of about 250° C. to about 1100° C., the component may be machined, such as by shearing, punching, drilling, etc. The machining may form the final shape of the component. As the air-hardening process is completed, and the component approaches room temperature, the component may have at least 5% bainitic crystal composition, and as high as greater than 80% bainitic crystal composition, resulting in relatively high hardness and fracture toughness. The final track shoe may have a hardness between about 40 HRC and 55 HRC.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Thomas Kiser, Lindsey S. Cavanaugh, Thomas Marshall Congdon, Susan Marie Graham, Tianjun Liu, Mark David Veliz, Thomas John Yaniak
  • Patent number: 11364051
    Abstract: A tissue guard includes a body having a first section and a second section each defining an open proximal end, an open distal end, and a lumen extending therethrough. The distal end of the first section includes a plurality of resilient fingers operably coupled thereto, each of the plurality of resilient fingers including a flange biased towards the distal end of the first section. The second section includes a corresponding plurality of holes defined therein in annular row-like spatial registration with the plurality of resilient fingers. The distal end of the second section is configured to be telescopically received within the proximal end of the first section such that mechanical engagement of the plurality of fingers with a corresponding row of annular holes locks the first section relative to the second section to incrementally adjust the height of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Jacob C. Baril, Saumya Banerjee, Roy J. Pilletere, Justin Thomas, Matthew A. Dinino
  • Patent number: 11367082
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and storage media for providing information relating to suspicious financial activities to investigative agencies are disclosed. Exemplary implementations may: receive a digital access token from a financial institution; cause an application programming interface to be displayed on a computing device corresponding to the financial institution in response to receipt of the digital access token; receive case information from the financial institution create a case corresponding to the access token and the case information; determine one or more relevant investigative agencies for receiving a report based on the case information; retrieve a data model corresponding to each relevant investigative agency; and file a Suspicious Activity Report based on the case information in each of the one or more relevant jurisdictions in correspondence with the access token.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: HUMMINGBIRD REGTECH INC.
    Inventors: Joseph Loree Robinson, Jesse Lee Reiss, Ryan Thomas Gerard, Matthew Van Buskirk
  • Patent number: 11364725
    Abstract: In some examples, an apparatus can include a mating interface coupled to a dispense interface to interact with a print particle dispense nozzle, a locking mechanism coupled to the dispense interface to prevent the print particle dispense nozzle from depositing a print particle to the dispense interface, and an authentication mechanism coupled to the locking mechanism to: authenticate the print particle dispense nozzle, and unlock the locking mechanism when the print particle dispense nozzle is authenticated to allow the print particle dispense nozzle to deposit the print particle to the dispense interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Jiwon Moon, Minul Lee, Woongyong Choi, SeungSup Lee, Jinhwa Hong, Matthew James Storey, An Tran, Bennett Alexander Nadeau, Zackary Thomas Hickman
  • Publication number: 20220185137
    Abstract: A controller of a host system executes a method for detecting an external AC electrical device. While an AC charging inlet of the host system is electrically connected to the device via different vehicle-to-live (V2L) and jump-charge connections, the controller detects a control pilot voltage and a proximity voltage. When the control pilot voltage is 0V, the controller determines whether entry conditions are satisfied indicative of a desire to offload power from the host system to the device. When the entry conditions are satisfied, the proximity or control pilot voltage are modulated to generate a modulated voltage signal, which the controller compares to an expected voltage indicative of the device. Power is offloaded to the device when the modulated voltage signal matches the expected voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Douglas S. Cesiel, Jacob A. St George, Brandon R. Jones, Aniket P. Kothari, Patricia M. Laskowsky, Bryan M. Ludwig, Bryan T. Sauter, Giovanni Spoleti, Jack M. Williams, Bo Xie, Matthew A. Thomas
  • Publication number: 20220183681
    Abstract: A purse string suture passing device includes a clamp member and a suture passer housing assembly. The clamp member is dimensioned to be received within a guide channel of the suture passer housing assembly and includes two jaws that each define a longitudinal passage. The suture passer housing assembly includes two needles that are supported within the guide channel and are received within the longitudinal passages of the clamp member as the clamp member is inserted through the guide channel. Each of the needles receives a suture passer that includes a distal portion that is configured to engage a suture after the clamp member is received within the guide channel. When the suture is attached to the suture passers, the clamp member can be removed from the guide channel to apply a purse string suture to the tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2021
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Inventors: Justin Thomas, Saumya Banerjee, Matthew A. Dinino, Garrett P. Ebersole, Jacob C. Baril, Roy J. Pilletere
  • Publication number: 20220190229
    Abstract: Embodiments are provided for fabrication of superconducting devices using area-selective deposition of a metal nitride. In some embodiments, a method can include providing a thermally treated carbon layer, and selectively depositing a metal nitride using the thermally treated carbon layer for formation of a superconducting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Inventors: Rudy J. Wojtecki, Damon Brooks Farmer, Charles Thomas Rettner, Noel Arellano, Alexander Friz, Matthew W. Copel
  • Patent number: 11359839
    Abstract: A passive radiative thermostat (PRT) is provided. The PRT comprises a phase-change part comprising a thermochromic phase change material; and a wavelength-selector part designed to create electromagnetic resonances in a wavelength range. The wavelength range may include the visible range, the near-infrared range, or the mid-infrared range. The wavelength-selector part may include an electromagnetic cavity resonator or an electromagnetic plasmonic resonator. Further, the phase-change part may include a thermochromic film; and the wavelength-selector part may include a dielectric spacer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Triad National Security, LLC
    Inventors: Wilton Junior de Melo Kort-Kamp, Abul Kalam Azad, Matthew Thomas Reiten, Diego Alejandro Roberto Dalvit
  • Patent number: 11357542
    Abstract: A surgical access assembly includes a cannula, a valve housing attached to the cannula, and a valve assembly positioned in the valve housing. The valve assembly includes a centering mechanism with a hoop and fingers, a ring with a flange at one end of the ring, a retainer having first and second discs, a guard having a frame and flaps attached to the frame, and a seal with petals attached to a support. The guard is at least partially disposed in the first disc and the seal is at least partially disposed in the second disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Roy Pilletere, Jacob Baril, Garrett Ebersole, Matthew Dinino, Justin Thomas, Eric Brown, Nicolette LaPierre
  • Patent number: 11362558
    Abstract: The invention is a flywheel rotor that includes a number of adjacent laminations, stacked one on top of another, where each of the laminations has the same shape and is rotationally symmetric around a center axis, and where the shape is substantially circular and includes a plurality of protrusions on the circumference, and each of the laminations includes at least one hole for at fastening bolts to pass through. The invention typically includes an endplate at each end of stack of laminations and one of the two endplates attaches to a stubshaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: AMBER KINETICS, INC.
    Inventors: Seth R. Sanders, Kyle B. Gaiser, Greg Olsen, Mark J. Holloway, Roger Nelson Hitchcock, Peter Thomas Tennessen, Matthew K. Senesky, Edward Young Chiao, Darlene W. Conolly, Keenan William Rodewald
  • Publication number: 20220176258
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to water effect play structures for use in playgrounds, splash pads, and water parks. The play structures comprise a plurality of water tanks maintained at an elevation above a play surface. Each of the plurality of water tanks fills with water and then releases the water contained therein, splashing children in the vicinity. Each of the plurality of water tanks may be configured to release the water contained therein at different times. Further, in some embodiments, the water tanks may be enclosed, such as by being connected to a water transport system that fills the tanks internally and by having a movable cover over the opening(s) through which the water is released.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2021
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Inventors: Kevin Brown, Chris Thomas, Luke Cavanaugh, Matthew Dangle, Thomas Robert Norquist
  • Publication number: 20220175418
    Abstract: A surgical access device includes a cannula and a seal housing. The cannula has a cannula housing and a tubular member that extends from the cannula housing. The seal housing is coupled to the cannula housing. The seal housing has a base and a cover with an instrument seal located between the base and the cover. The cover has an upper cover portion and a lower cover portion with a port extending from the upper cover portion. The port is connectable to a source of vacuum. A chamber with projections and windows is defined in the upper cover portion and is configured to direct fluid towards the port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Inventors: Garrett P. Ebersole, Roy J. Pilletere, Justin Thomas, Nicolette L. Roy, Saumya Banerjee, Jacob C. Baril, Matthew A. Dinino
  • Publication number: 20220183085
    Abstract: In one aspect, a control plane Interworking Function (IWF-C) is used to establish a Packet Data Unit (PDU) session in a data communications network. A create session request is received, for example from a Mobile Management Entity (MME). A create session management context request is generated by the IWF-C and transmitted to a Session Management Function (SMF). A create session management context request response is received from the SMF. A create session request response is generated by the IWF-C and sent, for example to the MME. In other aspects, control plane policy interworking and user plane interworking is provided between components of 4G and 5G networks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2021
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Inventors: Leland Douglas BENSON, David REEKIE, Benjamin Thomas WRIGHT, Matthew Ian Ronald WILLIAMS, Richard HEWITT
  • Patent number: 11344316
    Abstract: A surgical clip applier and an elongated assembly thereof. The elongated assembly includes an outer shaft, an end effector assembly extending distally from the outer shaft and including first and second spaced-apart arms having respective first and second jaws disposed at free ends thereof, and an inner drive sleeve disposed within the outer shaft including a bearing assembly slidably disposed about the end effector assembly. The bearing assembly includes first ball bearing(s) and second ball bearing(s) positioned adjacent the first and second spaced-apart arms, respectively. Sliding of the bearing assembly from a proximal position to a distal position rolls the first and second ball bearings about the spaced-apart arms to urge the arms towards one another, thereby moving the first and second jaws from a spaced-apart position to an approximated position to apply a surgical clip about tissue disposed between the first and second jaws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Jacob C. Baril, Roy J. Pilletere, Justin Thomas, Matthew A. Dinino
  • Patent number: 11344433
    Abstract: A spinal implant includes a body having an inner surface and a connecting wall. The inner surface defines at least one cavity and the connecting wall is disposed about the at least one cavity. The connecting wall defines at least one opening. An agent is disposable with the at least one cavity. Spinal constructs, surgical instruments, systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew T. Marrapode, Larry Thomas McBride
  • Patent number: 11344284
    Abstract: A tissue specimen retrieval device includes a first shaft having a first end of a bag brim for supporting a tissue specimen bag attached thereto and a second shaft including a second end of the bag brim attached thereto. The second shaft is telescopically movable within the first shaft between a retracted position, wherein the bag brim is disposed within the first shaft, a first deployed position, wherein a portion of the second end of the bag brim deploys distally from the first shaft forming a substantially circular enclosure having a first diameter for supporting the tissue specimen bag thereon, and one or more further deployed positions wherein the portion of the second end of the bag brim deploys further distally from the first shaft increasing the diameter of the substantially circular enclosure for supporting the tissue specimen bag thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Jacob C. Baril, Justin Thomas, Saumya Banerjee, Roy Pilletere, Matthew Dinino
  • Publication number: 20220163281
    Abstract: A suppressor for a firearm may comprise a baffle stack. The baffle stack may comprise a plurality of baffles coupled along an axis. The plurality of baffles may form an outer fluid path and an inner fluid path that are radially fluidly separate. The outer fluid path may comprise an outer fluid path inlet, which is also an outer fluid path outlet for the outer fluid path, such that gas that enters the outer fluid path through the outer fluid path inlet also exits the outer fluid path through the outer fluid path inlet, and exits the suppressor through the inner fluid path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2021
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Inventors: Blake Thomas Madigan, Matthew William Fuqua
  • Publication number: 20220163863
    Abstract: An example electrophoretic display assembly includes: an outer substrate; an inner substrate; a first electrode and a second electrode disposed between the inner substrate and the outer substrate in a spaced apart relationship; and at least one substantially planar microstructure between the first and second electrodes, the microstructure containing an electrophoretic media. For example, the planar microstructures may be parallel to or perpendicular to the outer substrate. Also provided are example methods of fabricating electrophoretic display assemblies. A plurality of electrophoretic display assemblies may be combined to form an electrophoretic display, wherein each display assembly represents a pixel of the display device. The planar microstructures may increase the display quality, including the contrast or color capabilities of electrophoretic displays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Inventors: Matthew Thomas Lavrisa, Ryan Phillip Marchewka, Bo Cui, Ripon Kumar Dey
  • Patent number: D955558
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Janine Elizabeth Collins, Chris Onin Limpin Hipolito, Jonathan Mark Downey, Matthew Aaron Bradley, Priyanka Ferdinand Pao, Steve Thomas, Silas Sao Jin Siew