Patents by Inventor Tom Matthews

Tom 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).

  • Publication number: 20190179958
    Abstract: The present invention enables a system to efficiently maintain an ancillary pane containing a projection of document content, and content derived therefrom, while the underlying document is being edited. In one embodiment, an acronym pane displays a list of acronyms used in a document and one or more expansions of those acronyms. A data store containing maps is used to index which paragraphs contain which acronyms, and which acronyms are associated with which expansions. As sections of content are added, modified, or deleted, acronyms and expansions are added to and/or removed from the data store, causing the acronym pane to be updated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Alessandro CURZI, Tom NECKERMANN, Kyle Matthew VON HADEN, Paul BARNES, Igor RALIC
  • Publication number: 20190043046
    Abstract: The present invention relates to payment handling apparatus (10) which is operable to effect payment from a purchaser to a vendor. The payment handling apparatus (10) comprises a purchaser's device running a purchaser program (12) which is operable by the purchaser and a vendor's device running a vendor program (16) which is operable by the vendor. The purchaser's device (12) and the vendor's device (16) are in data communication with each other by way of a communication channel (26). The purchaser program is configured to encrypt a payment message and to convey a payment request to the vendor program by way of the communication channel (26). The payment request comprises the encrypted payment message. The payment handling apparatus is configured to encrypt a confirmation message and to convey a confirmation code to the purchaser program in dependence on receipt of the payment request by the vendor program. The confirmation code comprises the encrypted confirmation message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Stuart JAMIESON, Keith SYMINGTON, Tom MATTHEWS
  • Publication number: 20170326674
    Abstract: Welding helmets, systems, and kits providing real-time fume exposure monitoring and warning capability during an arc welding process. A welding helmet configured to protect the head of a user during a welding process is configured with an intelligent warning apparatus and an air-sampling pick-up and output port. The air-sampling pickup and output port connects to a proximal end of an air sampling tube for sampling breathable air within the welding helmet, and a distal end of the air-sampling tube connects to an air-sampling in-take port of an external aerosol monitoring device. The intelligent warning apparatus communicates with the aerosol monitoring device to receive air sample output data from the aerosol monitoring device, and to process the air sample output data to generate warning data and/or warning signals based on preset exposure level set points and/or exposure warning operating modes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Douglas N. Dunbar, Bruce John Chantry, Badri K. Narayanan, Steven R. Sumner, Tom Matthews
  • Patent number: 8952291
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling a hybrid welding process. An integrated hybrid welding power source includes a first power supply for providing a first welding output and a second power supply for providing a second welding output. The first power supply and the second power supply are operatively connected to coordinate the first welding output with the second welding output in real time while operating concurrently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Hillen, Joseph Daniel, Tom Matthews, Steve Peters
  • Patent number: 8410398
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to characterize a welding output circuit path. A welding output circuit path is characterized in real time with respect to at least one of a true energy and true power input to the welding output circuit path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Joe Daniel, Tom Matthews
  • Publication number: 20110178995
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for searching microblog entries. The microblog entries may be generated through a single microblog website or across multiple microblog sites. Upon receiving a search input, a series of microblog entries responsive to the search input may be displayed to the user. The displayed microblog entries may be the most recently generated microblog entries that are responsive to the search input. In another embodiment, the microblog entries returned are a best match to the search criteria, which may be based on a user authority score for a user that drafted a microblog entry and additional characteristics of the microblog entry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: SEAN SUCHTER, RAJESH K. SHENOY, CHARLES C. CARSON, JR., STEVEN WAYNE ICKMAN, HO JOHN LEE, SHUBHA UMESH NABAR, CLEMENT WANG, XIANG JI, TOM MATTHEW LAIRD-MCCONNELL, ERIC R. SCHEEL
  • Publication number: 20100096373
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling a hybrid welding process. An integrated hybrid welding power source includes a first power supply for providing a first welding output and a second power supply for providing a second welding output. The first power supply and the second power supply are operatively connected to coordinate the first welding output with the second welding output in real time while operating concurrently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2008
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Applicant: LINCOLN GLOBAL, INC.
    Inventors: Edward Hillen, Joseph Daniel, Tom Matthews, Steve Peters
  • Patent number: 7683290
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to characterize a welding output circuit path. A welding output circuit path is characterized in real time with respect to a true energy and/or true power input to the welding output circuit path. A welding output circuit path is also characterized with respect to an inductance of the welding output circuit path. A welding output circuit path is further characterized with respect to a welding output waveform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Joe Daniel, Tom Matthews
  • Publication number: 20100065539
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to characterize a welding output circuit path. A welding output circuit path is characterized in real time with respect to at least one of a true energy and true power input to the welding output circuit path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Applicant: LINCOLN GLOBAL, INC.
    Inventors: Joe DANIEL, Tom Matthews
  • Publication number: 20070262064
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to characterize a welding output circuit path. A welding output circuit path is characterized in real time with respect to a true energy and/or true power input to the welding output circuit path. A welding output circuit path is also characterized with respect to an inductance of the welding output circuit path. A welding output circuit path is further characterized with respect to a welding output waveform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2006
    Publication date: November 15, 2007
    Applicant: LINCOLN GLOBAL, INC.
    Inventors: Joe DANIEL, Tom MATTHEWS
  • Patent number: 7060666
    Abstract: An aqueous fabric conditioning composition comprises a cationic softening agent and a silicone having a viscosity of from 1 to less than 10,000 cSt wherein the silicone comprises a cyclic polydi-(C1-6)alkyl siloxane. A silicone is used in a fabric conditioning composition comprising a cationic fabric softening agent to reduce the drying time of laundered fabrics and/or to increase the rate of water removed from the fabrics during the spin cycle of an automatic washing machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Assignee: Unilever Home & Personal Care USA, division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Gillian Sheila McHattie, Tom Matthew Salmon, Samantha Small
  • Publication number: 20030220217
    Abstract: An aqueous fabric conditioning composition comprises a cationic softening agent and a silicone having a viscosity of from 1 to less than 10,000 cSt wherein the silicone comprises a cyclic polydi-(C1-6)alkyl siloxane. A silicone is used in a fabric conditioning composition comprising a cationic fabric softening agent to reduce the drying time of laundered fabrics and/or to increase the rate of water removed from the fabrics during the spin cycle of an automatic washing machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2003
    Publication date: November 27, 2003
    Applicant: Unilever Home & Personal Care USA, Division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Gillian Sheila McHattie, Tom Matthew Salmon, Samantha Small
  • Patent number: 6643788
    Abstract: One data stream is input to a radio frequency (RF) input terminal of a first receiver interface circuit, and the second bit stream is applied to an RF input terminal of a second receiver interface circuit. Each of the receiver interface circuits includes a Reed-Solomon frame synchronization, forward error correction and derandomizer module receiving the bit stream pattern from the RF terminal of the ground station. Following processing in the derandomizer module, the bit stream is input to a wide band frame synchronization module for synchronization on byte-aligned synchronization pattern at the beginning of each wide-band communications block frame. When synchronization has been established, the data frames are collected for transfer to a memory buffer module. Data buffered in the memory buffer module is direct memory access transferred by a VERSA Module Eurocard (VME) bus interface module to the satellite ground station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: John Mitchell Butler, Terry Neal McDonald, Tom Matthew Maggio, John Allen Armstrong, Brian Willard Leikam
  • Publication number: 20020128168
    Abstract: A packaged aqueous self foaming liquid cleansing composition comprising a base composition comprising a surfactant system comprising an anionic surfactant and an amphoteric or zwitterionic surfactant and a hydrophobic component, and a post foaming agent, wherein the composition is substantially free of soap and thickens on the addition of the post foaming agent to the base composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 1999
    Publication date: September 12, 2002
    Inventors: IAN GARDNER LYLE, TOM MATTHEW SALMON, MARGRIT SCHOPPER-MARTENS, ELISABETH WINTEROT
  • Patent number: 6440923
    Abstract: A packaged aqueous self foaming liquid cleansing composition comprising a base composition comprising a surfactant system comprising an anionic surfactant and an amphoteric or zwitterionic surfactant and a hydrophobic component, and a post foaming agent, wherein the composition is substantially free of soap and thickens on the addition of the post foaming agent to the base composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2002
    Assignee: Unilever Home & Personal Care USA, division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Ian Gardner Lyle, Tom Matthew Salmon, Margrit Schopper-Martens, Elisabeth Winterot
  • Publication number: 20020026364
    Abstract: The present invention is a method and system for interconnecting and streamlining the customer service and management functions of a restaurant. The system comprises a collection of handheld devices, software for operating the system, and a networking means such as a server intended to contain the information necessary for the operation of a restaurant's functions, including creation and maintenance of available menu items, inventory, customer seating, ordering, and billing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2001
    Publication date: February 28, 2002
    Inventors: Tom Matthew Mayer, Robert John Grasch