Patents by Inventor Thomas J. Matthews

Thomas J. Matthews 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: 10508807
    Abstract: A remote burner monitoring system including one or more burners each including integrated sensors, a data collector corresponding to each of the burners for receiving and aggregating data from the sensors of the corresponding burner, and a local transmitter corresponding to each of the data collectors for transmitting the data, a data center configured and programmed to receive the data from the local transmitters corresponding to the one or more burners, and a server configured and programmed to store at least a portion of the data, to convert the data into a display format, and to provide connectivity to enable receipt and transmission of data and the display format via a network including at least one of a wired network, a cellular network, and a Wi-Fi network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Glen Immer, Yan Zhao, Christopher Alan Ward, Reed Jacob Hendershot, Aleksandar Georgi Slavejkov, Thomas David Matthew Lee, Michael J. Gallagher
  • Patent number: 10456807
    Abstract: A bead-apex assembly system comprising a bead forming system and an apex application system. In one embodiment, a supporting assembly is located at least partially between the bead forming system and the apex application system, and the supporting assembly is adapted to move an annular bead ring from the bead forming system to the apex application system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignees: Bartell Machinery Systems, L.L.C., The Steelastic Company LLC
    Inventors: John R. Russo, II, Christopher L. Johnson, Paul D. Gatley, Marek J. Kos, Eric W. Gorham, Mark Marabito, Thomas D. Miller, Rosemarie Fisher, Donald L. Matthews
  • Publication number: 20190219263
    Abstract: An oxy-fuel burner with monitoring including a fuel passage terminating in a fuel nozzle, a primary oxidant passage terminating in an oxidant nozzle, one or more sensors including a nozzle temperature sensor for sensing at least one of an oxidant nozzle temperature and a fuel nozzle temperature and a position sensor for sensing a burner installation angle, and a data processor programmed to receive data from the sensors and to determine the presence or absence of an abnormal burner condition including a potential partial obstruction of at least one of the primary oxidant passage and the fuel passage based on an increase or decrease in at least one of the oxidant nozzle temperature and the fuel nozzle temperature, and to determine whether the burner is installed at a desired orientation with respect to at least one feature of the furnace based on the burner installation angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Albright, Reed Jacob Hendershot, Michael J. Gallagher, Thomas David Matthew Lee, Aleksandar Georgi Slavejkov, Mark Daniel D'Agostini, Tunc Goruney
  • Patent number: 10295184
    Abstract: An oxy-fuel burner (10) with monitoring including a fuel passage (320) terminating in a fuel nozzle (322), a primary oxidant passage (330) terminating in an oxidant nozzle (333), one or more sensors including a nozzle temperature sensor (372) for sensing at least one of an oxidant nozzle temperature and a fuel nozzle temperature, and a data processor (66, 166,266) programmed to receive data from the sensors and to determine based on at least a portion of the received data the presence or absence of an abnormal burner condition including a potential partial obstruction of at least one of the primary oxidant passage (330) and the fuel passage (320) based on an increase or decrease in at least one of the oxidant nozzle temperature and the fuel nozzle temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Albright, Reed Jacob Hendershot, Michael J. Gallagher, Thomas David Matthew Lee, Aleksandar Georgi Slavejkov, Mark Daniel D'Agostini, Tunc Goruney
  • Patent number: 7892092
    Abstract: Systems and methods for awarding bonuses associated with gaming machines are disclosed. A bonus system host generates and transmits bonus event information to a gaming machine for display. The bonus system can be associated with a player tracking network including a remote player tracking host and a player tracking device at a gaming machine, which can include a controller and display. Alternatively, no player tracking device exists at the gaming machine, and bonus information is sent to a display on the gaming machine itself. A bonus can be awarded independent of the outcome of play on the gaming machine, and can be a themed bonus. Bonus event results for a specific player can be carried over to a following instance of a game played by that specific player. One form of bonus can be improved pay tables, with odds calculated as a function of player play within the bonus system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Thomas J. Matthews, Richard E. Rowe
  • Patent number: 7845179
    Abstract: A system includes a compressor temperature sensor that generates a compressor discharge temperature signal corresponding to a compressor of a refrigeration system, a compressor pressure sensor that generates a compressor discharge pressure signal corresponding to the compressor, and a controller processing the signals over a predetermined time period. The processing includes calculating a discharge saturation temperature based on the compressor discharge pressure signal, calculating compressor superheat data based on the compressor discharge temperature signal and the discharge saturation temperature, accumulating the compressor superheat data over the predetermined time period, and comparing the accumulated compressor superheat data to a predetermined threshold. The controller generates an alarm indicating a compressor fault based on the comparing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Emerson Retail Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Abtar Singh, Thomas J. Matthews, Stephen T. Woodworth
  • Publication number: 20080200244
    Abstract: Some implementations of the invention allow patrons to earn a “collectible” during the course of playing a wagering game. A collectible (and/or a hierarchy of collectibles) may be associated with a particular casino. While playing a game, a player may have options to redeem one or more collectibles. In some such implementations, a collectible may activate special game features, such as a special bonus round, a higher paytable for a defined period of time, or other features described in detail herein. A collectible may persist after a gaming session is completed. Some implementations of the invention provide persistent collectibles only for patrons who are members of a player loyalty program. However, other implementations of the invention provide persistent collectibles even for patrons who are not members of a player loyalty program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2007
    Publication date: August 21, 2008
    Inventors: Richard E. Rowe, Thomas J. Matthews, Diana Goodsell, Pat Lee Flint, Gene Gohring, Lisa Ann Jemming, Michael Preisach, Caryn Cleerman
  • Patent number: 7025674
    Abstract: An electronic game including at least one display exhibiting a plurality of windows or segments each displaying a different subject matter is disclosed. The different subject matter in each of the plurality of windows preferably includes a real time promotional points total, an awards display, a sponsor advertising material display, an Internet display and an electronic game. The electronic game, which may include a wagering game, may be played by tendering money or tendering promotional points instead of money. Promotional points may be awarded instead of a portion of a money award, or supplemental to it. Promotional points may be accumulated by players through both gaming and non-gaming activities, including activities not involving a commercial transaction. An electronic gaming apparatus is described which also serves as an Internet portal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: William R. Adams, Thomas J. Matthews
  • Publication number: 20030181382
    Abstract: This invention relates to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) protein fragments which have antiviral activity, and particularly relates to HIV peptides derived from the HIV transmembrane glycoprotein (gp41) which inhibit HIV-induced cell-cell fusion. This invention further relates to methods for the inhibition of enveloped viral infection, and to methods that modulate biochemical processes which involve coiled coil peptide interactions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2003
    Publication date: September 25, 2003
    Applicant: Duke University
    Inventors: Carl T. Wild, Thomas J. Matthews, Dani P. Bolognesi
  • Patent number: 6573078
    Abstract: This invention relates to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) protein fragments which have antiviral activity, and particularly relates to HIV peptides derived from the HIV transmembrane glycoprotein (gp41) which inhibit HIV-induced cell-cell fusion. This invention further relates to methods for the inhibition of enveloped viral infection, and to methods that modulate biochemical processes which involve coiled coil peptide interactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2003
    Assignee: Duke University
    Inventors: Carl T. Wild, Thomas J. Matthews, Dani P. Bolognesi
  • Publication number: 20030083943
    Abstract: An electronic game including at least one display exhibiting a plurality of windows or segments each displaying a different subject matter is disclosed. The different subject matter in each of the plurality of windows preferably includes a real time promotional points total, an awards display, a sponsor advertising material display, an Internet display and an electronic game. The electronic game, which may include a wagering game, may be played by tendering money or tendering promotional points instead of money. Promotional points may be awarded instead of a portion of a money award, or supplemental to it. Promotional points may be accumulated by players through both gaming and non-gaming activities, including activities not involving a commercial transaction. An electronic gaming apparatus is described which also serves as an Internet portal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2002
    Publication date: May 1, 2003
    Applicant: Anchor Coin
    Inventors: William R. Adams, Thomas J. Matthews
  • Patent number: 6290963
    Abstract: Native and recombinant peptides which elicit anti-HIV immune response are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2001
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Peter J. Fischinger, Flossie Wong-Stall, Robert C. Gallo, Thomas J. Matthews, Dani P. Bolognesi, Gerard W. Robey, Kai Krohn, Annamarie Ranki
  • Patent number: 5656480
    Abstract: This invention relates to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) protein fragments which have antiviral activity, and particularly relates to HIV peptides derived from the HIV transmembrane glycoprotein (gp41) which inhibit HIV-induced cell-cell fusion. This invention further relates to methods for the inhibition of enveloped viral infection, and to methods that modulate biochemical processes which involve coiled coil peptide interactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 12, 1997
    Assignee: Duke University
    Inventors: Carl T. Wild, Thomas J. Matthews, Dani P. Bolognesi
  • Patent number: 5464933
    Abstract: The present invention relates to peptides which exhibit potent anti-retroviral activity. The peptides of the invention comprise DP-178 (SEQ ID:1) ptides corresponding to amino acids 638 to 673 of the HIV-1.sub.LAI gp41 protein, and fragments, analogs and homologs of DP-178. The invention further relates to the uses of such peptides as inhibitory of human and non-human retroviral, especially HIV, transmission to uninfected cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 7, 1995
    Assignee: Duke University
    Inventors: Dani P. Bolognesi, Thomas J. Matthews, Carl T. Wild