Patents by Inventor Matthew W. Dunn

Matthew W. Dunn 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: 7930907
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composite fabric having a plurality of substantially parallel, aligned tow groups, each of the tow groups having one or more tows wherein a portion of the tow groups contain two or more tows, wherein the spacing between tows in a tow group is less than the spacing between adjacent tow groups. The spacing between adjacent tow groups form flow channels which permit resin to flow evenly and quickly through the fabric. This results in shorter processing time and a more consistent resin distribution, decreasing the likelihood of resin starved areas within the cured laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: OCV Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew W. Dunn, Juan F. Rodriguez
  • Publication number: 20080206551
    Abstract: An infusion fabric includes a mat selected from a group consisting of continuous filament mat, direct chopped mat, direct continuous mat and combinations thereof and a woven roving or bonded reinforcement layer. The mat and woven roving reinforcement layer are stitched together. The continuous filament mat includes E-glass and/or ECR-glass fibers, a binder and a size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2008
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Inventors: David R. Hartman, Matthew W. Dunn
  • Patent number: 7358202
    Abstract: An infusion fabric includes a mat selected from a group consisting of continuous filament mat, direct chopped mat, direct continuous mat and combinations thereof and a woven roving or bonded reinforcement layer. The mat and woven roving reinforcement layer are stitched together. The continuous filament mat includes E-glass and/or ECR-glass fibers, a binder and a size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Assignee: OCV Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: David R. Hartman, Matthew W. Dunn
  • Patent number: 7243364
    Abstract: An interactive entertainment network system has a video-on-demand (VOD) application which allows viewers to create their own customized lists of preferred video content programs, such as movies, games, TV shows, and so forth. Viewers are permitted to select criteria for grouping various video content programs into manageable sets. Lists of programs are provided in one or more scrollable lists, the scrolling rates of which are programmable. Once grouped, previews for the set of programs are displayed. The VOD application allows the viewers to browse the previews at their own rate, skipping forward to the next preview or backward to the previous preview. During this automated browsing, the VOD application enables the viewer to add any of the programs of interest to a customized list. The viewer can retrieve the customized list at any time. If the viewer orders a program from the customized list, the program remains available to the viewer for a rental period (which is adjustable).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew W. Dunn, Daniel J. Shoff
  • Patent number: 7188983
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a first light source to project light outwardly from a vehicle. The light projected from the first light source is perceptibly dominant in a lower-frequency portion of a visible spectrum. The vehicle also includes a second light source to project light outwardly from the vehicle. The light projected from the second light source is perceptibly dominant in a higher-frequency portion of the visible spectrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Assignee: Matthew Dunn
    Inventor: Matthew W. Dunn
  • Patent number: 7168272
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composite fabric wherein a plurality of small tows are intermittently spaced between large tows forming channels. The channels formed by spacing the between the large tows thereby forming ridges. The irregular thickness that results from the ridges provides flow channels during resin infusion of the fabric. The flow channels permit resin to flow evenly and quickly through the fabric, which results in shorter processing time and a more consistent resin distribution, decreasing the likelihood of resin starved areas within the cured laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: Owens Corning Fiberglas Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew W. Dunn
  • Patent number: 6668377
    Abstract: An interactive entertainment network system has a video-on-demand (VOD) application which enables viewers to select criteria for grouping various video content programs (e.g., movies, games, TV shows, etc.) into manageable sets for convenient review. Once grouped, the previews or “trailers” for the set of programs are displayed. The VOD application permits the viewer to browse the trailers at their own rate, skipping forward to the next trailer or backward to the previous trailer. If the viewer settles on a particular program, the VOD application also allows the user to rent the program immediately from the trailer being displayed on their television set, without returning to a menu or other order screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2003
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventor: Matthew W. Dunn
  • Publication number: 20030154486
    Abstract: An interactive entertainment network system has a video-on-demand (VOD) application which allows viewers to create their own customized lists of preferred video content programs, such as movies, games, TV shows, and so forth. Viewers are permitted to select criteria for grouping various video content programs into manageable sets. Lists of programs are provided in one or more scrollable lists, the scrolling rates of which are programmable. Once grouped, previews for the set of programs are displayed. The VOD application allows the viewers to browse the previews at their own rate, skipping forward to the next preview or backward to the previous preview. During this automated browsing, the VOD application enables the viewer to add any of the programs of interest to a customized list. The viewer can retrieve the customized list at any time. If the viewer orders a program from the customized list, the program remains available to the viewer for a rental period (which is adjustable).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2003
    Publication date: August 14, 2003
    Inventors: Matthew W. Dunn, Daniel J. Shoff
  • Patent number: 6571390
    Abstract: An interactive entertainment network system has a video-on-demand (VOD) application which allows viewers to create their own customized lists of preferred video content programs, such as movies, games, TV shows, and so forth. Viewers are permitted to select criteria for grouping various video content programs into manageable sets. Lists of programs are provided in one or more scrollable lists, the scrolling rates of which are programmable. Once grouped, previews for the set of programs are displayed. The VOD application allows the viewers to browse the previews at their own rate, skipping forward to the next preview or backward to the previous preview. During this automated browsing, the VOD application enables the viewer to add any of the programs of interest to a customized list. The viewer can retrieve the customized list at any time. If the viewer orders a program from the customized list, the program remains available to the viewer for a rental period (which is adjustable).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2003
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew W. Dunn, Daniel J. Shoff
  • Patent number: 5999996
    Abstract: An adapter is provided to interface a full-size keyboard with a handheld computing device. The adapter couples to the serial cable of the keyboard to convert keyboard generated signals to code, such as ASCII code. The adapter has a wireless transmitter (e.g., IR or RF transmitter) to transmit the code via a wireless link to a compatible receiver in the handheld computing device. The adapter enables a user to employ a full-size keyboard to enter data into a handheld computing device having a miniaturized or limited keypad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1999
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventor: Matthew W. Dunn
  • Patent number: 5945987
    Abstract: An interactive entertainment network system has a video-on-demand (VOD) application which enables viewers to select criteria for grouping various video content programs (e.g., movies, games, TV shows, etc.) into manageable sets for convenient review. Once grouped, the previews or "trailers" for the set of programs are displayed. The VOD application permits the viewer to browse the trailers at their own rate, skipping forward to the next trailer or backward to the previous trailer. If the viewer settles on a particular program, the VOD application also allows the user to rent the program immediately from the trailer being displayed on their television set, without returning to a menu or other order screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1999
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventor: Matthew W. Dunn
  • Patent number: 5861906
    Abstract: An interactive entertainment network system has a video-on-demand (VOD) application which allows viewers to create their own customized lists of preferred video content programs, such as movies, games, TV shows, and so forth. Viewers are permitted to select criteria for grouping various video content programs into manageable sets. Lists of programs are provided in one or more scrollable lists, the scrolling rates of which are programmable. Once grouped, previews for the set of programs are displayed. The VOD application allows the viewers to browse the previews at their own rate, skipping forward to the next preview or backward to the previous preview. During this automated browsing, the VOD application enables the viewer to add any of the programs of interest to a customized list. The viewer can retrieve the customized list at any time. If the viewer orders a program from the customized list, the program remains available to the viewer for a rental period (which is adjustable).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1999
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew W. Dunn, Daniel J. Shoff
  • Patent number: 5752160
    Abstract: An interactive entertainment network system supplies previews in an analog format while operating in a video-on-demand (VOD) mode. The previews are displayed instantaneously when a viewer switches to a designated VOD channel. The previews are played in a continuous loop to attract viewers that are switching through channels. The VOD channel therefore appears like traditional broadcast channels, as opposed to a still screen. In this manner, the viewer will be less inclined to skip past the VOD channel. If the viewer does nothing, the previews of the new releases cycle through, one after another. No digital resources are utilized to this point; rather, the analog video stream is continually transmitted in a "broadcast" fashion. However, if the viewer actively requests information or a new set of previews while in the VOD application, the system ceases the analog presentation and transitions to a fully interactive digital system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1998
    Inventor: Matthew W. Dunn
  • Patent number: 5721829
    Abstract: The interactive entertainment network system has a headend connected to multiple user interface units in individual homes via a distribution network. The user interface units are operable in a video-on-demand (VOD) mode to order and receive video content programs from the headend. The VOD mode is activated when the viewer tunes to a designated VOD channel. In the event that a viewer orders a video content program, the headend transmits the ordered video content program to the particular user interface unit. The viewer can watch the program at their leisure. In the event that the viewer changes from the VOD channel to a non-VOD channel prior to completion of the ordered program, the headend automatically pauses transmission of the ordered video content program. When the viewer once again tunes to the VOD channel, the headend automatically resumes transmission of the ordered video content program to the user interface unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 24, 1998
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew W. Dunn, Seung-Yup Chai, Joseph H. Matthews, III
  • Patent number: 5648824
    Abstract: A video control user interface is provided for use in an interactive television system. The video control user interface includes a remote control handset with a multi-purpose, multi-direction actuation pad and a set-top box configured to operate in different modes, including a movie-on-demand mode. In this mode, the set-top box receives digitally transmitted video data streams of a selected movie from a centralized head end server. During display of a video movie, the set-top box can cause, at the viewer's request, the television to display an icon representing a physical layout of the actuation pad on the remote control handset and one or more symbols arranged at locations relative to the icon. The symbols relate to shuttle controls for controlling viewing of the video movie. This user interface presents an intuitive visual mapping of the shuttle controls about the depicted icon onto physical actuation positions of the multi-direction pad on the remote control handset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1997
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew W. Dunn, Joseph H. Matthews, III, Edwin Thorne, III
  • Patent number: 5517257
    Abstract: A video control user interface is provided for use in an interactive television system. The video control user interface includes a remote control handset with a multi-purpose, multi-direction actuation pad and a set-top box configured to operate in different modes, including a movie-on-demand mode. In this mode, the set-top box receives digitally transmitted video data streams of a selected movie from a centralized head end server. During display of a video movie, the set-top box can cause, at the viewer's request, the television to display an icon representing a physical layout of the actuation pad on the remote control handset and one or more symbols arranged at locations relative to the icon. The symbols relate to shuttle controls for controlling viewing of the video movie. This user interface presents an intuitive visual mapping of the shuttle controls about the depicted icon onto physical actuation positions of the multi-direction pad on the remote control handset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 14, 1996
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew W. Dunn, Joseph H. Matthews, III, Edwin Thorne, III