Patents by Inventor Timothy Carlson

Timothy Carlson 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: 20220139196
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve an apparatus, systems, and methods for providing intelligent laundering alerts. Example embodiments involve an intelligent garment tag that may be affixed to garments, and may store and provide information about the garment to which it is affixed. The information stored thereon describes various aspects of the garment including color, fabric, and laundering information. The intelligent garment tags further include an alert component for providing laundering alerts (e.g., a flashing or colored light, a warning noise, or a vibration) based on, for example, garment color compatibility or laundering device (e.g., washing machine or clothes dryer) compatibility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2022
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Dane Glasgow, David Ramadge, Bria Selhorst, Corinne Sherman Stewart, Matthew Bret MacLaurin, Timothy Carlson
  • Patent number: 11282368
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve an apparatus, systems, and methods for providing intelligent laundering alerts. Example embodiments involve an intelligent garment tag that may be affixed to garments, and may store and provide information about the garment to which it is affixed. The information stored thereon describes various aspects of the garment including color, fabric, and laundering information. The intelligent garment tags further include an alert component for providing laundering alerts (e.g., a flashing or colored light, a warning noise, or a vibration) based on, for example, garment color compatibility or laundering device (e.g., washing machine or clothes dryer) compatibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Dane Glasgow, David Ramadge, Bria Selhorst, Corinne Sherman Stewart, Matthew Bret MacLaurin, Timothy Carlson
  • Publication number: 20220005287
    Abstract: A system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program and a computer-implemented method for simulating the fit of a particular garment on a user using a fit simulation garment. The fit simulation garment is wearable by a user and comprises a plurality of actuators configured to simulate tightness of regions of the particular garment. The method includes receiving a garment fit model defining the fit of the particular garment on the user. The method further includes parsing the garment fit model to generate control data for controlling the fit simulation garment, and transmitting the control data to the fit simulation garment to cause the plurality of actuators to collectively simulate the fit of the particular garment on the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2021
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Dane Glasgow, David Ramadge, Matthew Bret MacLaurin, Corinne Sherman Stewart, Timothy Carlson, Bria Selhorst
  • Publication number: 20210394423
    Abstract: Described are a mold and molding process for manufacturing devices and containers that are scalable, modular, and lockable laterally and vertically with other like devices or containers. The mold is formed with a cup mold and top end mold sections specially designed to allow for molding and demolding a container with an undercut. The cup mold includes, on a vertical wall, one or more undercuts. Multiple undercuts may further form tongues with undercuts each of which forms a groove with undercuts on the molded article, and/or one or more grooves with undercuts each of which form a tongue with undercuts in the molded article. Molding and Demolding of the article with undercuts is further enabled by utilizing an improved method of molding said article with an undercut, and demolding said article from the mold once it is molded, by improvements to each stage of the molding process, including the preform stage, the conditioning station stage, the blow stage and the release stage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Inventors: B. Everett Hendrickson, Timothy Carlson, Craig Severn, Ottmar Brandau, Michael Frederick
  • Patent number: 11151803
    Abstract: A system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program and a computer-implemented method for simulating the fit of a particular garment on a user using a fit simulation garment. The fit simulation garment is wearable by a user and comprises a plurality of actuators configured to simulate tightness of regions of the particular garment. The method includes receiving a garment fit model defining the fit of the particular garment on the user. The method further includes parsing the garment fit model to generate control data for controlling the fit simulation garment, and transmitting the control data to the fit simulation garment to cause the plurality of actuators to collectively simulate the fit of the particular garment on the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Dane Glasgow, David Ramadge, Matthew Bret MacLaurin, Corinne Sherman Stewart, Timothy Carlson, Bria Selhorst
  • Publication number: 20210291413
    Abstract: An actuator system for use in a mold system includes a first actuator operatively coupled to a first mold portion and configured to move the first mold portion along an axis in a first direction from a first molding position toward a first ejecting position. The system also includes a second actuator operatively coupled to a second mold portion and configured to move the second mold portion along the axis in the first direction from a second molding position toward a second ejecting position. The system further includes a controller in communication with the first and second actuators and configured to independently activate the first and second actuators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Craig Severn, Paul McCutcheon, B. Everett Hendrickson, Timothy Carlson
  • Publication number: 20210268697
    Abstract: A system for molding an object includes an articulated mold having an axis and a plurality of mold portions configured to collectively define a molding cavity for shaping the object when arranged in respective molding positions. The system includes a plurality of actuators, each operatively coupled to a respective mold portion and configured to move the respective mold portion along the axis from the respective molding position toward a respective ejecting position for releasing the object. The system includes a controller in communication with each of the plurality of actuators and configured to independently activate each of the plurality of actuators such that one of the plurality of mold portions moves along the axis from the respective molding position toward the respective ejecting position while at least one other of the plurality of mold portions remains stationary relative to the object in order to at least partially support the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: B. Everett Hendrickson, Craig Severn, Paul McCutcheon, Timothy Carlson
  • Publication number: 20210059340
    Abstract: A system comprising a machine-readable storage medium storing at least one program and a computer-implemented method for collecting body measurements of a human user using a body measurement garment is provided. The body measurement garment comprises a plurality of sensors configured to produce a set of output data. The method may include receiving the set of output data from the body measurement garment and determining a plurality of body measurements from the output data. The method may further include generating a body shape model representing the shape of the body of the user. The method may also include generating a garment fit model representing the fit of a garment on the human user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Dane Glasgow, David Ramadge, Matthew Bret MacLaurin, Corinne Sherman Stewart, Timothy Carlson, Bria Selhorst
  • Patent number: 10869515
    Abstract: A system comprising a machine-readable storage medium storing at least one program and a computer-implemented method for collecting body measurements of a human user using a body measurement garment is provided. The body measurement garment comprises a plurality of sensors configured to produce a set of output data. The method may include receiving the set of output data from the body measurement garment and determining a plurality of body measurements from the output data. The method may further include generating a body shape model representing the shape of the body of the user. The method may also include generating a garment fit model representing the fit of a garment on the human user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Dane Glasgow, David Ramadge, Matthew Bret MacLaurin, Corinne Sherman Stewart, Timothy Carlson, Bria Selhorst
  • Publication number: 20200265702
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve an apparatus, systems, and methods for providing intelligent laundering alerts. Example embodiments involve an intelligent garment tag that may be affixed to garments, and may store and provide information about the garment to which it is affixed. The information stored thereon describes various aspects of the garment including color, fabric, and laundering information. The intelligent garment tags further include an alert component for providing laundering alerts (e.g., a flashing or colored light, a warning noise, or a vibration) based on, for example, garment color compatibility or laundering device (e.g., washing machine or clothes dryer) compatibility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Dane Glasgow, David Ramadge, Bria Selhorst, Corinne Sherman Stewart, Matthew Bret MacLaurin, Timothy Carlson
  • Patent number: 10692349
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve an apparatus, systems, and methods for providing intelligent alerts for garments. Garment attribute data describing a plurality of garments is accessed. An alert condition is detected based on the garment attribute data. A human-detectable sensory alert is provided in response to detecting the alert condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Dane Glasgow, David Ramadge, Bria Selhorst, Corinne Sherman Stewart, Matthew Bret MacLaurin, Timothy Carlson
  • Patent number: 10643449
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve an apparatus, systems, and methods for providing a status of an item based on sensor data. The method may include determining a status of an item based on a comparison of sensor data and a baseline sensor measurement of the item. The method may further include providing an electronic notification based on the status of the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Dane Glasgow, Corinne Sherman Stewart, David Ramadge, Timothy Carlson, Sergio Pinzon Gonzales, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10551134
    Abstract: A header for a heat exchanger includes a first and a second cylindrical portion. The first cylindrical portion has a first diameter, and extends over a first length portion of the header. The second cylindrical portion has a second diameter that is smaller than the first diameter, and extends over a second length portion of the header. Tube receiving slots are arranged along the first length portion. An end cap is received into an open end of the first cylindrical portion, and is joined thereto to seal a first end of the header. An open end of the second cylindrical portion is arranged at a second end of the header opposite the first end to allow for fluid flow into or out of the header. A circumferential bead is located between the first and second cylindrical portions, and extends radially outward of the first cylindrical portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: MODINE MANUFACTURING COMPANY
    Inventors: Timothy Carlson, Jacob Rivard, Frances Kis, Bradley Engel
  • Publication number: 20190371153
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve an apparatus, systems, and methods for providing intelligent alerts for garments. Garment attribute data describing a plurality of garments is accessed. An alert condition is detected based on the garment attribute data. A human-detectable sensory alert is provided in response to detecting the alert condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Dane Glasgow, David Ramadge, Bria Selhorst, Corinne Sherman Stewart, Matthew Bret MacLaurin, Timothy Carlson
  • Patent number: 10332380
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve an apparatus, systems, and methods for providing intelligent laundering alerts. Example embodiments involve an intelligent garment tag that may be affixed to garments, and may store and provide information about the garment to which it is affixed. The information stored thereon describes various aspects of the garment including color, fabric, and laundering information. The intelligent garment tags further include an alert component for providing laundering alerts (e.g., a flashing or colored light, a warning noise, or a vibration) based on, for example, garment color compatibility or laundering device (e.g., washing machine or clothes dryer) compatibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Dane Glasgow, David Ramadge, Bria Selhorst, Corinne Sherman Stewart, Matthew Bret MacLaurin, Timothy Carlson
  • Publication number: 20190180596
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve an apparatus, systems, and methods for providing a status of an item based on sensor data. The method may include determining a status of an item based on a comparison of sensor data and a baseline sensor measurement of the item. The method may further include providing an electronic notification based on the status of the item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Dane Glasgow, Corinne Sherman Stewart, David Ramadge, Timothy Carlson, Sergio Pinzon Gonzales, JR.
  • Patent number: 10242550
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve an apparatus, systems, and methods for soiled garment detection and notification. The method may include determining a laundering status of a garment based on a comparison of sensor data and a baseline odor level of the garment. The sensor data, which comprises a measure of odor being released by the garment, may be obtained from an olfactory sensor. The method further includes causing display of a user interface to present the laundering status of the garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Dane Glasgow, Corinne Sherman Stewart, David Ramadge, Timothy Carlson, Sergio Pinzon Gonzales, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20190075871
    Abstract: A system comprising a machine-readable storage medium storing at least one program and a computer-implemented method for collecting body measurements of a human user using a body measurement garment is provided. The body measurement garment comprises a plurality of sensors configured to produce a set of output data. The method may include receiving the set of output data from the body measurement garment and determining a plurality of body measurements from the output data. The method may further include generating a body shape model representing the shape of the body of the user. The method may also include generating a garment fit model representing the fit of a garment on the human user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Dane Glasgow, David Ramadge, Matthew Bret MacLaurin, Corinne Sherman Stewart, Timothy Carlson, Bria Selhorst
  • Publication number: 20190012845
    Abstract: A system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program and a computer-implemented method for simulating the fit of a particular garment on a user using a fit simulation garment. The fit simulation garment is wearable by a user and comprises a plurality of actuators configured to simulate tightness of regions of the particular garment. The method includes receiving a garment fit model defining the fit of the particular garment on the user. The method further includes parsing the garment fit model to generate control data for controlling the fit simulation garment, and transmitting the control data to the fit simulation garment to cause the plurality of actuators to collectively simulate the fit of the particular garment on the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Dane Glasgow, David Ramadge, Matthew Bret MacLaurin, Corinne Elizabeth Sherman Stewart, Timothy Carlson, Bria Selhorst
  • Patent number: 10172403
    Abstract: A system comprising a machine-readable storage medium storing at least one program and a computer-implemented method for collecting body measurements of a human user using a body measurement garment is provided. The body measurement garment comprises a plurality of sensors configured to produce a set of output data. The method may include receiving the set of output data from the body measurement garment and determining a plurality of body measurements from the output data. The method may further include generating a body shape model representing the shape of the body of the user. The method may also include generating a garment fit model representing the fit of a garment on the human user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Dane Glasgow, David Ramadge, Matthew Bret MacLaurin, Corinne Elizabeth Sherman, Timothy Carlson, Bria Selhorst