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: 20190308226
    Abstract: A pneumatically driven fluid pump apparatus is disclosed which includes a pump casing having an inner wall, a pump cap secured at a first end of the pump casing, and a liquid discharge tube in communication with the pump cap and extending at least partially within an interior area of the pump casing toward a second end of the pump casing, and where fluid is admitted into the pump casing at the second end. The pump cap has an airflow inlet for receiving a pressurized airflow from an external pressurized air source, which helps displace liquid collecting within the pump casing upwardly through the liquid discharge tube. A flow channeling subsystem is in communication with the airflow inlet and directs the pressurized airflow towards the inner wall of the pump casing to create a swirling airflow within the pump casing that extends along at least portions of the inner wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: John F. SCHAUPP, Donald Lee SCHULTZ, Matthew Thomas MCKEOWN
  • Publication number: 20190313550
    Abstract: Data center mechanical infrastructure is incrementally deployed and commissioned to support incremental changes in computing capacity in a data center while mitigating interaction between infrastructure being commissioned and installed computer systems. Incremental mechanical infrastructure commissioning can be concurrent with incremental electrical infrastructure commissioning and includes operating mechanical infrastructure to remove heat generated as a result of operating electrical infrastructure to support simulated electrical loads as part of electrical infrastructure commissioning. Incremental mechanical infrastructure deployment can be based on the power support capacity provided by incrementally deployed electrical infrastructure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Antonio William Vasquez Ramirez, Matthew Thomas Phillips, Faran Harold Kaplan
  • Publication number: 20190312548
    Abstract: An aspect of the present disclosure relates to radiating light on to a front surface of a glass pane comprising a first surface and a second surface defining a thickness between the first surface and the second surface, wherein the first surface is substantially parallel to the second surface; detecting a transmittance of the light through the glass pane; comparing the transmittance through the glass pane to a reference transmittance value corresponding to a clean reference glass pane; and determining, using the transmittance and the reference transmittance, a soiling metric of a photovoltaic module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Eduardo F. Fernandez, Matthew Thomas Muller, Leonardo Micheli, Florencia Marina Almonacid Cruz
  • Patent number: 10435236
    Abstract: Waste chute devices and methods for using the same are provided. In some embodiments, a method for operating waste chutes comprises: receiving, using a hardware processor of a waste chute device, an identity associated with a user of the waste chute device; in response to receiving the identity associated with the user, allowing, using the hardware processor, a door of the waste chute device to be opened; determining, using the hardware processor, a number of items and at least one type associated with the items that have been placed in an opening of the waste chute device; determining, using the hardware processor, that the door of the waste chute device has been closed; updating, using the hardware processor, information associated with the user based on the number of items and the at least one type of items that have been placed in the opening of the waste chute device; and providing, using the hardware processor, the user with the updated information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Sidewalk Labs LLC
    Inventors: Rohit Thomas Aggarwala, Anand Naga Babu, Jesse Shapins, Matthew Eli Breuer, Violet Whitney, Daniel Henry Vanderkam, Michael Constantine Mattheakis, Thomas Joseph Kennedy, Amanda Meurer
  • Publication number: 20190306167
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include a server system with a processor, and a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium in data communication with the processor that can store and exchange content data including or representing content derived or received from a server of a social network and/or a user. An application programming interface includes steps executable by the processor to upload, download, or enable access of the content data. A content rights synchronization process is configured to enable the user to assign and/or control a rights access to any of the content data associated with the user. Further, a content engine can monitor for and save the content data as received content when identified, accessed, and/or received by the network. The content metadata and/or the content data is stored for recall in a centralized library database, where rights access is assigned by the at least one user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Roy Christopher LaManna, Mark Ivan Allen, Stephen Mark Potter, Nicholas Edward Bobryk, Murty V. Korada, Daniel Robert Vassallo, Brittany Lynn Jacobs, Matthew Thomas Vincek, Ning Ding, Paul Michael Arevalo Santos, Tyler Alexander Geerdts, Bhavani Veeraputhiran Saminathan Ramasamy, Ricardo Saporta
  • Publication number: 20190303888
    Abstract: A composite cryptographic data structure is described, and corresponding methods, systems, and computer readable media. The composite cryptographic data structure is instantiated based on an underlying set of cryptographic tokens (e.g., blockchain/distributed ledger tokens) that, in some embodiments, are transferrable through on-chain transactions established on one or more distributed ledger networks. Identity validation, in some embodiments, may occur at one of composite cryptographic data structure instantiation or composite cryptographic data structure redemption, or both, through the use of a whitelist or a blacklist data structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Karim Talal HAMASNI, Stefan MUELLER, Atilla Murat FIRAT, Matthew Thomas PESKETT
  • Patent number: 10424003
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for management of physical items. A method includes actions of receiving, for each of a plurality of users, a list that identifies types of items that are indicated as of interest to the user, determining a particular item that is likely of interest to the plurality users, receiving, for each of the plurality of users, reservation information that indicates a particular geographic area and a corresponding time that the user is scheduled to visit, determining that each of the plurality of users is scheduled to visit at a particular time period, identifying a facility physically located in or nearby the particular geographic area, determining that the particular item is not presented in a particular area of the facility at the particular time period, and generating instructions to cause the particular item to be presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: David T. Nguyen, Leeann Chau Tuyet Dang, Matthew Thomas Short
  • Patent number: 10421613
    Abstract: A system to sort packages or parcels into chutes includes a package and parcel transporting component with a plurality of zones, each coupled to an electroadhesive material. The package and parcel transporting component is operable to move the plurality of zones. The electroadhesive material includes electrodes to exert an electroadhesive force and dynamically electrically couple to be energized by an applied voltage on demand. The system includes a controller to determine chutes into which to release packages or parcels and determine zones associated with packages or parcels. The controller selects zones associated with the packages or parcels to transport or release packages or parcels. The controller operates the electrodes to alter the electroadhesive material in the zones associated packages or parcels to transport and release the packages or parcels to one or more chutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Grabit, Inc.
    Inventors: Harsha Prahlad, Matthew Thomas Leettola, Teh Kian Weng
  • Publication number: 20190282994
    Abstract: A sorbent precursor is described comprising agglomerates of an inert particulate support material, the agglomerates being bound together with a binder comprising cement and/or clay, said binder being characterized as an agglomerate binder, wherein (a) the agglomerates are coated with a surface layer coating comprising a particulate copper compound and one or more coating binders, and (b) the surface layer has a thickness in a range of from 1 to 1000 ?m. The sorbent precursor may be sulphided to prepare a sorbent for removing heavy metals from fluid streams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew James Evans, Paul Thomas Foran, Matthew David Gwydion Lunn
  • Patent number: 10419134
    Abstract: Certain aspects are directed to a configuration sub-system for telecommunication systems. The configuration sub-system can include a test signal generator, a power measurement device, at least one additional power measurement device, and a controller. The test signal generator can be integrated into components of a telecommunication system. The test signal generator can provide a test signal to a signal path of the telecommunication system. The power measurement device and the additional power measurement device can respectively be integrated into different components of the telecommunication system. The power measurement device and the additional power measurement device can respectively measure the power of the test signal at different measurement points in the signal path. The controller can normalize signals transmitted via the telecommunication system by adjusting a path gain for the signal path based on measurements from the power measurement device and the additional power measurement device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Andrew Wireless Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Matthew Thomas Melester, Stefan Eisenwinter, Ahmed H. Hmimy, Massimiliano Mini, Joerg Stefanik, Alfons Dussmann
  • Patent number: 10408442
    Abstract: A housing for a light fixture includes at least one wall that forms a cavity and a light source housing portion, where the at least one wall includes a thermally-conductive material, where the light source housing portion is configured to receive at least one light source. The housing can also include a wireway disposed between the cavity and the light source housing portion. The housing can further include multiple heat sink fins that extend from an outer surface of the at least one wall. The housing can also include at least one air throughway that exposes at least a portion of the wireway between the at least one wall and the light source housing portion, where the at least one air throughway allows air to pass over the portion of the wireway, where the at least one air throughway is formed independent of the heat sink fins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: COOPER TECHNOLOGIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Daniel Robert Treible, Jr., Joseph Michael Manahan, Andrew Francis Scarlata, Adam Douglas Ledgerwood, Matthew Thomas Pernot, Kyle Patrick Desrosiers, Mevzad Ljuca
  • Publication number: 20190271219
    Abstract: By removing material of low permeability from within and around a perforation tunnel and creating at least one fracture at the tip of a perforation tunnel, injection parameters and effects such as outflow rate and, in the case of multiple perforation tunnels benefiting from such cleanup, distribution of injected fluids along a wellbore are enhanced. Following detonation of a charge carrier, a second explosive event is triggered within a freshly made tunnel, thereby substantially eliminating a crushed zone and improving the geometry and quality (and length) of the tunnel. In addition, this action creates substantially debris-free tunnels and relieves the residual stress cage, resulting in perforation tunnels that are highly conducive to injection under fracturing conditions for disposal and stimulation purposes, and that promote even coverage of injected fluids across the perforated interval.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew Robert George BELL, David S. WESSON, Nathan Garret CLARK, John Thomas HARDESTY
  • Patent number: 10402237
    Abstract: A facility for providing enhanced time-sensitive notifications on an electronic device is described. In some such notifications, the facility replaces an icon or name of an application presenting the notification with another image or other text, respectively. In some such notifications, the facility renders certain aspects of the notification on an optional basis, such as based on the capabilities of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Hidinger, Ali Rafiee, Andrew Clinick, Lei Xu, Theron Thomas Fennel, Ashwini Varma, Akhilesh Kaza, Nora I Micheva
  • Patent number: 10400608
    Abstract: A tip cooling apparatus for a turbine airfoil includes: a tip cap; a pair of spaced-apart tip walls connected to, extending around, and projecting outwardly from the tip cap so as to surround a central portion of the tip cap; a pocket defined by the tip walls; at least one feed hole passing through the tip cap or tip walls, communicating with the pocket; and a cooling matrix disposed in the pocket, the cooling matrix being an organized structure including an inlet surface having a plurality of inlets communicating with the pocket, and an outlet surface having a plurality of outlets, and further comprising a plurality of interior passages interconnecting the inlets to the outlets, with no line-of-sight therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jessica Elizabeth Coomer, Matthew Thomas Beyer, Stephen Molter, Aaron Ezekiel Smith
  • Patent number: 10399154
    Abstract: A hole cutter has a cylindrical blade body including a cutting edge and one or more axially-elongated apertures formed within a side wall of the blade body. The axially-elongated aperture is configured to receive a lever, such as a screwdriver, therethrough. Each axially-elongated aperture includes a first fulcrum axially spaced adjacent to the cutting edge, a second fulcrum axially spaced further away from the cutting edge than the first fulcrum, and optionally a third fulcrum axially spaced between the first and second fulcrums. A lever, such as a screwdriver, can be inserted into the aperture and placed against each of the fulcrums to lever slugs out of the interior of the blade body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: BLACK & DECKER INC.
    Inventors: Joseph Thomas Novak, Matthew Christopher Green
  • Publication number: 20190263430
    Abstract: A system and method includes determining, with a sensor assembly disposed onboard a first aerial vehicle, a direction in which a fluid flows within or through the first aerial vehicle, and determining an orientation of the first aerial vehicle relative to a second aerial vehicle based at least in part on the direction in which the fluid flows within or through the first aerial vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Eugene Smith, Ajith Kuttannair Kumar, Wolfgang Daum, Martin Paget, Daniel Rush, Sameh Fahmy, Brad Thomas Costa, Seneca Snyder, Jerry Duncan, Mark Bradshaw Kraeling, Michael Scott Miner, Shannon Joseph Clouse, Anwarul Azam, Matthew Lawrence Blair, Nidhi Naithani, Dattaraj Jagdish Rao, Anju Bind, Sreyashi Dey Chaki, Scott Daniel Nelson, Nikhil Uday Naphade, Wing Yeung Chung, Daniel Malachi Ballesty, Glenn Robert Shaffer, Jeffret James Kisak, Dale Martin DiDomenico, Suresh Govindappa, Manibabu Pippalla, Sethu Madhavan, Jared Klineman Cooper, Huan Tan, John Michael Lizzi, Charles Burton Theurer, Balajee Kannan, Romano Patrick, Brad Thomas Costa, James D. Brooks, Micahel Scott Miner, Harry Kirk Matthews, JR., Bradford Wayne Miller, Neeraja Subrahmaniyan, Brian Joseph McManus, Frank Wawrzyniak, Ralph C. Haddock, III, Robert James Foy, James Glen Corry, Steven Andrew Kellner, Joseph Mario Nazareth, Brian William Schroeck, Shawn Arthur McClintic
  • Publication number: 20190263595
    Abstract: A system to sort packages or parcels into chutes includes a package and parcel transporting component with a plurality of zones, each coupled to an electroadhesive material. The package and parcel transporting component is operable to move the plurality of zones. The electroadhesive material includes electrodes to exert an electroadhesive force and dynamically electrically couple to be energized by an applied voltage on demand. The system includes a controller to determine chutes into which to release packages or parcels and determine zones associated with packages or parcels. The controller selects zones associated with the packages or parcels to transport or release packages or parcels. The controller operates the electrodes to alter the electroadhesive material in the zones associated packages or parcels to transport and release the packages or parcels to one or more chutes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Harsha Prahlad, Matthew Thomas Leettola, Teh Kian Weng
  • Publication number: 20190268142
    Abstract: A system and method for blockchains with serial proof of work includes a memory storing a blockchain, and a processor coupled to the memory. The processor is configured to receive a miner identifier, receive a block of data for inclusion in a new block of the blockchain, determine an initial nonce based on the miner identifier, hash a combination of the block of data and the initial nonce to create a hashed value, iteratively determine an updated nonce based on the hashed value and update the hashed value by hashing the updated nonce until the updated hashed value satisfies a proof of work criteria, create the new block based on the block of data, the miner identifier, and the updated hashed value that satisfies the proof of work criteria, and share the new block with one or more other computing devices hosting the blockchain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew Jonathan LEKER, Matthew Drew BIRDER, Allison Phuong HUYNH, Mark Thomas WALLACE
  • Publication number: 20190258954
    Abstract: In general, embodiments of the present invention provide systems, methods and computer readable media for automated dynamic data quality assessment. One aspect of the subject matter described in this specification includes the actions of receiving a data quality job including a new data sample; and, if the new data sample is determined to be added to a reservoir of data samples, sending a quality verification request to an oracle; receiving a new data sample quality estimate from the oracle; and adding the new data sample and estimate to the reservoir. A second aspect of the subject matter includes the actions of receiving, from a predictive model, a judgment associated with a new data sample; analyzing the new data sample based in part on the judgment to determine whether to send a new data sample quality verification request to an oracle; and, if a new data sample quality estimate is received from the oracle, determining whether to add the new data sample and the judgment to the reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Mark Thomas Daly, Shawn Ryan Jeffery, Matthew DeLand, Nick Pendar, Andrew James, David Johnston
  • Publication number: 20190253365
    Abstract: A proxy server automatically includes web applications in web pages at the network level. The proxy server receives, from a client device, a request for a network resource at a domain and is hosted at an origin server. The proxy server retrieves the requested network resource. The retrieved network resource does not include the web applications. The proxy server determines that the web applications are to be installed within the network resource. The proxy server automatically modifies the retrieved network resource to include the web applications. The proxy server transmits a response to the client device that includes the modified network resource. The network resource may remain unchanged at the origin server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew Browning Prince, Matthieu Philippe Fran├žois Tourne, Christopher Stephen Joel, John Brinton Roberts, Michael Jonas Sofaer, Jason Thomas Walte Benterou