Patents by Inventor Aaron Smith

Aaron Smith 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: 20200279337
    Abstract: A compound social network site can manage complex organizational entities, such as businesses, via a compound social network graph. Nodes of the compound social network graph are connected by compound edges which correspond to multiple tiers of profile data of the organizational entities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Conrad Smith, Aaron Oyler, Michael Nelson, Laura Florence, David Ozenne, Clark Theodore Endrizzi, Daniel Wilson
  • Publication number: 20200265174
    Abstract: A user configurable modular building system is provided. The user configurable modular building system includes a plurality of assemblies, a plurality of units, and a plurality of blocks. The plurality of assemblies includes a plurality of building components that perform building functions. Assemblies are selected from the plurality of assemblies to form a plurality of units. The plurality of units includes studio, one bedroom, and two bedroom units with different layouts of the selected assemblies. Units are selected from the plurality of units to form a plurality of blocks. The blocks are portions of a building. Blocks are selected to form the building based on a mix and layout of units. A method of designing a building system and a non-transitory computer-readable medium configured to perform steps to design a building system are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: Katerra Inc.
    Inventors: Jay MARTIN, Peter SPRUANCE, Hill PIERCE, Josh LAFRENIERE, Libby SO, Peter WOLFF, Shane HERZER, Leroy TUNG, Katie BLESSER, David REDDING, Eric ROBERTS, Matthew Marc GRUNERT, Kristin JENSEN, Cameron MARSHALL, Shannon QIN, Christine KIEFER, Queena YI, Mike Dickson MILLS, Eva TALBOT, Roumeng WANG, Rochelle HILL, Lief FRIEDRICHS, Robert SMITH, Linda COPPA, Luis Pascual RODENAS GARCIA, Austin CUDWORTH, Ethan JENNERICH, Aubrey DAVIDSON, Sean DARNELL, Michael WEINERT, Aaron SCOTT, Gabriela GERINSKA, Michelle HA, Sam GIOIA, Joe LLONA, Nadav BITTAN
  • Publication number: 20200265175
    Abstract: A user configurable modular building system is provided. The user configurable modular building system includes a plurality of assemblies, a plurality of units, and a plurality of blocks. The plurality of assemblies includes a plurality of building components that perform building functions. Assemblies are selected from the plurality of assemblies to form a plurality of units. The plurality of units includes studio, one bedroom, and two bedroom units with different layouts of the selected assemblies. Units are selected from the plurality of units to form a plurality of blocks. The blocks are portions of a building. Blocks are selected to form the building based on a mix and layout of units. A method of designing a building system and a non-transitory computer-readable medium configured to perform steps to design a building system are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: Katerra Inc.
    Inventors: Jay MARTIN, Peter SPRUANCE, Hill PIERCE, Josh LAFRENIERE, Libby SO, Peter WOLFF, Shane HERZER, Leroy TUNG, Katie BLESSER, David REDDING, Eric ROBERTS, Matthew Marc GRUNERT, Kristin JENSEN, Cameron MARSHALL, Shannon QIN, Christine KIEFER, Queena YI, Mike Dickson MILLS, Eva TALBOT, Roumeng WANG, Rochelle HILL, Lief FRIEDRICHS, Robert SMITH, Linda COPPA, Luis Pascual RODENAS GARCIA, Austin CUDWORTH, Ethan JENNERICH, Aubrey DAVIDSON, Sean DARNELL, Michael WEINERT, Aaron SCOTT, Gabriela GERINSKA, Michelle HA, Sam GIOIA, Joe LLONA, Nadav BITTAN
  • Publication number: 20200265173
    Abstract: A user configurable modular building system is provided. The user configurable modular building system includes a plurality of assemblies, a plurality of units, and a plurality of blocks. The plurality of assemblies includes a plurality of building components that perform building functions. Assemblies are selected from the plurality of assemblies to form a plurality of units. The plurality of units includes studio, one bedroom, and two bedroom units with different layouts of the selected assemblies. Units are selected from the plurality of units to form a plurality of blocks. The blocks are portions of a building. Blocks are selected to form the building based on a mix and layout of units. A method of designing a building system and a non-transitory computer-readable medium configured to perform steps to design a building system are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: Katerra Inc.
    Inventors: Jay MARTIN, Peter SPRUANCE, Hill PIERCE, Josh LAFRENIERE, Libby SO, Peter WOLFF, Shane HERZER, Leroy TUNG, Katie BLESSER, David REDDING, Eric ROBERTS, Matthew Marc GRUNERT, Kristin JENSEN, Cameron MARSHALL, Shannon QIN, Christine KIEFER, Queena YI, Mike Dickson MILLS, Eva TALBOT, Roumeng WANG, Rochelle HILL, Lief FRIEDRICHS, Robert SMITH, Linda COPPA, Luis Pascual RODENAS GARCIA, Austin CUDWORTH, Ethan JENNERICH, Aubrey DAVIDSON, Sean DARNELL, Michael WEINERT, Aaron SCOTT, Gabriela GERINSKA, Michelle HA, Sam GIOIA, Joe LLONA, Nadav BITTAN
  • Publication number: 20200262330
    Abstract: A vehicle with a carpet cleaning system comprises a plurality of operational units mounted within the vehicle, including a blower pump unit, a vacuum recovery tank unit, a reel and tank unit, and an auxiliary tank unit. The operational units are mounted on a stainless steel mounting frame that defines zones for mounting each of the operational units. The mounting frame having attachment points that align each of the respective operational units which facilitates the initial assembly of the unit. The mounting frame is secured to the floor through a minimal number of opening extending through the floor. The operational units are secured with a multiplicity of threaded connectors to the frame. The separation of the individual operational units from direct attachment to the floor dramatically reduces corrosion of the vehicle and equipment, facilitates the initial assembly and minimizes maintenance and repairs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Ray Smith, Aaron Zills
  • Publication number: 20200265172
    Abstract: A user configurable modular building system is provided. The user configurable modular building system includes a plurality of assemblies, a plurality of units, and a plurality of blocks. The plurality of assemblies includes a plurality of building components that perform building functions. Assemblies are selected from the plurality of assemblies to form a plurality of units. The plurality of units includes studio, one bedroom, and two bedroom units with different layouts of the selected assemblies. Units are selected from the plurality of units to form a plurality of blocks. The blocks are portions of a building. Blocks are selected to form the building based on a mix and layout of units. A method of designing a building system and a non-transitory computer-readable medium configured to perform steps to design a building system are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: Katerra Inc.
    Inventors: Jay MARTIN, Peter SPRUANCE, Hill PIERCE, Josh LAFRENIERE, Libby SO, Peter WOLFF, Shane HERZER, Leroy TUNG, Katie BLESSER, David REDDING, Eric ROBERTS, Matthew Marc GRUNERT, Kristin JENSEN, Cameron MARSHALL, Shannon QIN, Christine KIEFER, Queena YI, Mike Dickson MILLS, Eva TALBOT, Roumeng WANG, Rochelle HILL, Lief FRIEDRICHS, Robert SMITH, Linda COPPA, Luis Pascual RODENAS GARCIA, Austin CUDWORTH, Ethan JENNERICH, Aubrey DAVIDSON, Sean DARNELL, Michael WEINERT, Aaron SCOTT, Gabriela GERINSKA, Michelle HA, Sam GIOIA, Joe LLONA, Nadav BITTAN
  • Publication number: 20200245930
    Abstract: Systems and methods of detecting and monitoring edema in a subject are described. The systems and methods include light sources, image detectors, filters, and processors that determine whether a subject has edema and the degree of severity. In some embodiments, the processor fuses data from more than one imaging modality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Jeffrey K. COHEN, J. Christopher POST, Shona STEWART, Patrick J. TREADO, Heather GOMER, Aaron SMITH
  • Publication number: 20200245550
    Abstract: An removably attached operator control unit for controlling operation of an outdoor power equipment machine includes an operator control unit housing, a first joystick and a second joystick extending from an upper housing portion, the first and second joysticks being configured to communicate control actions to a control circuit of the operator control unit, and at least one switch configured to communicate control actions to the control circuit, wherein the control circuit is operable to receive control actions resulting from actuations of the joysticks, and switch and to communicate utilizing an interface arranged between the operator control unit and the outdoor power equipment machine, and when secured to the outdoor power equipment machine, the operator control unit is located at a height that is within about an arm's length or less of an operator standing immediately adjacent to the outdoor power equipment machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Aaron Smith, Kevin Meister, Jay E. Maggard
  • Patent number: 10733429
    Abstract: The technology disclosed can provide methods and systems for identifying users while capturing motion and/or determining the path of a portion of the user with one or more optical, acoustic or vibrational sensors. Implementations can enable use of security aware devices, e.g., automated teller machines (ATMs), cash registers and banking machines, other secure vending or service machines, security screening apparatus, secure terminals, airplanes, automobiles and so forth that comprise sensors and processors employing optical, audio or vibrational detection mechanisms suitable for providing gesture detection, personal identification, user recognition, authorization of control inputs, and other machine control and/or machine communications applications. A virtual experience can be provided to the user in some implementations by the addition of haptic, audio and/or other sensory information projectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Ultrahaptics IP Two Limited
    Inventors: Maxwell Sills, Aaron Smith, David S. Holz, Hongyuan (Jimmy) He
  • Patent number: 10709712
    Abstract: The present invention provides compounds of Formula (I) as described herein, and salts thereof, and therapeutic uses of these compounds for treatment of disorders associated with Raf kinase activity. The invention further provides pharmaceutical compositions comprising these compounds, and compositions comprising these compounds and a therapeutic co-agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: NOVARTIS AG
    Inventors: Robert John Aversa, Paul Andrew Barsanti, Matthew T. Burger, Michael Patrick Dillon, Alan Dipesa, Cheng Hu, Yan Lou, Gisele A. Nishiguchi, Yue Pan, Valery Rostislavovich Polyakov, Savithri Ramurthy, Alice C. Rico, Lina Quattrocchio Setti, Aaron Smith, Sharadha Subramanian, Benjamin R. Taft, Huw Roland Tanner, Lifeng Wan, Naeem Yusuff
  • Patent number: 10706372
    Abstract: The present technology calculates a value of future adherence (VFA) score which is a patient-level, predicted, expected cost of conversion from non-adherence to adherence over a specified time-frame. The score consists of three general components: (1) probability of being non-adherent, (2) cost reduction associated with being adherent, and (3) probability of converting from non-adherent to adherent. These values can be combined to create an overall VFA score. A user interface is then provided which shows at least a list of patients and information related to the VFA score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: RXANTE, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Smith, Joshua Benner, Aaron McKethan, Loren Lidsky
  • Patent number: 10690352
    Abstract: A heating appliance generally includes a housing having a compartment and a door for selectively accessing the compartment. The compartment is sized to receive a food product. The heating appliance also includes a heating element disposed within the compartment for cooking the food product, and a control unit for operating the heating element to cook the food product without preheating the compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Spectrum Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacob Daniel Smith, Gerald Joseph McNerney, William James McClung, III, Casey Aaron Klock
  • Patent number: 10685321
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for advantageously forecasting an inventory of a product having a particular duration (e.g., video content). The technique can include determining the particular configuration (e.g., maximum number of impressions, maximum amount of time permitted) of breaks identified within an impression log. Based on the number of breaks and the configurations of the breaks, the technique can forecast a future inventory of the product. In some implementations, the disclosed technique can identify an amount of a previous break that was not filled with video content. These forecasts can enable product sellers to better communicate with their customers, negotiate supply contracts, price their products, plan for business operations, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Xandr Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Miller, Charles Douglas Cosman, Thomas Evenson, Eric Smith, Calvin Legh, Thomas Shields, Aaron Martin
  • Patent number: 10676471
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compounds of formula (I) or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, wherein A, L, D, R1-R15, w, x, y, and z are defined herein. The novel cycloalkyl-linked diheterocycle derivatives that are useful in the treatment of abnormal cell growth, such as cancer, in mammals. The present invention also relates to pharmaceutical compositions containing the compounds and to methods of using the compounds and compositions in the treatment of abnormal cell growth in mammals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Pfizer Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Craig Burns, Michael Raymond Collins, Samantha Elizabeth Greasley, Robert Louis Hoffman, Peter Qinhua Huang, Robert Steven Kania, Pei-Pei Kung, Maria Angelica Linton, Lakshmi Sourirajan Narasimhan, Paul Francis Richardson, Daniel Tyler Richter, Graham Smith
  • Publication number: 20200172166
    Abstract: A system and method for differential traction drive and steering axis coordination for an autonomous mower or other turf device includes initiating a steering motion based on determining a target forward speed and a steering rotational speed, calculating a left wheel speed and a right wheel speed, and applying the left and right wheel speeds, wherein the steering rotational speed is driven by a steering motor and the traction wheels associated with the autonomous mower, and the left and right wheel speeds are based on the target forward speed, a distance from a steering axle to the center of the respective wheel, and the steering rotational speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Her-Jye Chang, Aaron Smith, Jay E. Maggard
  • Publication number: 20200170782
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems, methods and apparatuses for an eyelet interference screw and affixation of an implant to tissue employing the eyelet interference screw.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Aaron Smith, Chase Thornburg, Jantzen Cole
  • Publication number: 20200164453
    Abstract: A method for interconnecting multiple components of a head-gimbal assembly with a solder joint, including the steps of positioning a first component adjacent to and at an angle relative to a second component to provide a connection area between the first and second components, dispensing a solder sphere to a capillary tube having tapered walls, wherein the capillary tube is positioned with an exit orifice above the connection area between the first and second components, pressurizing the capillary tube until a predetermined pressure is reached, applying a first laser pulse to the solder sphere to liquefy the solder sphere until it falls from the exit orifice, waiting for a predetermined time period after the liquefied solder sphere has exited the exit orifice of the capillary tube, and applying a second laser pulse to reflow the solder sphere to create the solder joint between the first and second components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Aaron Collins, Paul Davidson, Ralph Smith
  • Patent number: 10661974
    Abstract: An aerosol dispenser having a valve cup. The valve cup has an internal interlock, for attachment of a valve assembly thereto. A seal is disposed below the interlock. This arrangement provides the benefit that components of the dispenser may be inserted past the interlock, and still seal product therein under pressure. The interlock may comprise threads or a bayonet fitting. The valve cup may be injection molded as a preform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Matthew Aaron Neumann, Douglas Bruce Zeik, Scott Edward Smith
  • Publication number: 20200160634
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and computer program product for using strain gauges to detect a state of a lock. The strain gauges may be disposed within a key or a key head sub-system. The key bank system may include receiving a first signal, comparing the first signal with first or second signatures, and determining state change of a lock when the first signal matches the first or second signal within a first or second threshold. The key bank system may include receiving a current state of the lock, where the state of the lock is the first state, and changing the current state of the lock to a second state, where the second state is opposite the first state. The current state of the lock may be displayed on a communication device and may be stored in a memory of a communication device or a memory of a server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Alexander John Naylor, Samuel Smith, Oliver Masters, Aaron Tomor Robert Gashi
  • Publication number: 20200148461
    Abstract: Methods of making an aerosol container having an open neck at the top and a closed end bottom longitudinally spaced therefrom. The container has a valve cup and bag. The valve cup and bag are integral. The valve cup is attachable to the neck in sealing relationship. This arrangement provides for propellant to be disposed intermediate the container and bag. Product can be disposed in the bag for selective dispensing by a user actuated valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Douglas Bruce Zeik, Matthew Aaron Neumann, Scott Edward Smith