Patents by Inventor Aaron T. Emigh

Aaron T. Emigh 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: 20210273419
    Abstract: A shutter mechanism for a camera of an electronic device can include a slider mechanism that enables the shutter mechanism to operate between an open state in which a lens of the camera is exposed and a closed state that blocks the lens of the camera. The slider mechanism comprises a one or more slider appendages that operate the shutter mechanism between the open state and the closed state. Each of the one or more slider appendages slide along a horizontal axis in relation to a horizontal axis corresponding to the lens of the camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Aaron T. Emigh, Steven Stanek
  • Publication number: 20210273420
    Abstract: An electrical mating interface includes one or more electrical connectors that electrically couple the mounting device to a corresponding set of electrical connectors of an electronic device. The electrical mating interface further includes a front fa├žade comprising a plunger coupled to a safety switch. The safety switch is disposed between the one or more electrical connectors and main wiring of a dwelling. When the plunger depresses upon coupling of the electronic device to the electrical mating interface, the safety switch closes and electrically couples the main wiring of the dwelling to the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Aaron T. Emigh, Steven Stanek
  • Publication number: 20210243222
    Abstract: In some embodiments, techniques for displaying a URL comprise receiving a URL; normalizing the URL, wherein normalizing the URL includes standardizing an encoding of a character contained in the URL; determining a first element of the URL, wherein the first element of the URL includes a domain; determining a second element of the URL; displaying the URL, wherein displaying the URL includes emphasizing the first element of the URL, and wherein emphasizing the first element of the URL includes displaying the first element of the URL using a first font attribute; and wherein displaying the URL includes displaying a first portion of the second element of the URL using a second font attribute and eliding a second portion of the second element of the URL; and responsive to an interaction with a user interface element, providing a view of the URL in its entirety.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventors: Aaron T. EMIGH, James A. ROSKIND
  • Publication number: 20210208724
    Abstract: A control device having an exterior panel and a control module, where the control module includes a sensor layer, and the exterior panel overlays the sensor layer. The control module is configured to determine one or more characteristics of a touch input, and to select a scene based at least in part on the one or more determined characteristics of the touch input. The control module further controls an operational aspect of each device of the set in accordance with the selected scene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventors: Aaron T. Emigh, Bozhi See
  • Publication number: 20210208723
    Abstract: A touch-based control device can include an exterior panel that includes a groove region and a surrounding region, one or more touch sensors for detecting touch inputs performed anywhere on a substantial portion of the exterior panel, and a sensing module comprising one or more processors to detect, via the one or more touch sensors, touch inputs performed by a user on the exterior panel. The sensing module can interpret the touch input based on at least one of (i) a region where the touch input occurred, or (ii) a type of the touch input, and control a connected device based on the interpreted touch input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventors: Aaron T. Emigh, Steven Stanek, Brian Cardanha, Bozhi See, Iris Yan, Gaurav Hardikar
  • Publication number: 20210210939
    Abstract: A control device and face plate is described, where the faceplate includes a first region formed from a first material that is non-conductive, a second region that is formed a second material that is transparent to infrared radiation, and where the first region and the second region are seamlessly joined to form a unitary structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventors: Aaron T. Emigh, Brian Cardanha, Iris Yan, David Tyndall, Elijah Kim
  • Patent number: 11057238
    Abstract: A distributed system of home device controllers can control a set of home devices within one or more local networks of the distributed system, analyze interactions of a user with respect to the set of home devices to determine a scene pattern configured by the user, and generate an automatic scene corresponding to the scene pattern to enable execution of the automatic scene without user interaction with the set of home devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Brilliant Home Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron T. Emigh, Steven Stanek, Jeremy Hiatt, Ashley Chou
  • Publication number: 20210194758
    Abstract: A home device controller can publish state data indicating a state of each home device in its local network of home devices to a message bus of the distributed system, the message bus being accessed by each of a plurality of home device controllers in a distributed system of home device controllers. In doing so, the distributed system can mitigate or resolve fault conditions occurring with any of the home device controllers in the distributed system through a lease acquisition process that enables home device controllers to acquire the home devices from other home device controllers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2021
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: Aaron T. Emigh, Steven Stanek, Ashley Chou, Jeremy Hiatt
  • Publication number: 20210166257
    Abstract: Techniques for detecting and presenting rewards for presence are disclosed. Presence of a mobile device within a building is detected based on a plurality of triggers including a degradation of a first signal and a concurrent improvement of a second signal. The triggers are identified by a client-side application of the mobile device or a corresponding server-side processor with which the client-side application is in communication and from which the client-side application is configured to automatically receive available rewards. In response to detecting presence within the building, the server-side processor determines that a user of the mobile device is eligible for a reward, and the reward is provided to the user via the client-side application at the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: SHOPKICK, INC.
    Inventors: Cyriac ROEDING, Aaron T. Emigh
  • Patent number: 11005881
    Abstract: In some embodiments, techniques for computer security comprise receiving a message, receiving a user-originated request for an action, wherein the action is associated with the message, determining whether the message is trustworthy, and impairing performance of the action, if it is determined that the message is not trustworthy. In some embodiments, techniques for computer security comprise receiving a message, determining whether the message is trustworthy, rendering the message, if it is determined that the message is trustworthy, and rendering a restricted version of the message, if it is determined that the message is not trustworthy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Aaron T. Emigh, James A. Roskind
  • Patent number: 10985972
    Abstract: A home device controller can receive inputs on a touch control mechanism from a user to control a selected home device in a local network of the home device controller. The controller can generate a set of control commands based on the inputs, and transmit the set of control commands to the selected home device for execution. The controller can publish state data indicating a state of the selected home device, following execution of the set of control commands, to a message bus of the distributed system, the message bus being accessed by each of the plurality of home device controllers to mitigate or resolve fault conditions occurring with any of the home controllers in the distributed system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Brilliant Home Technoloy, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron T. Emigh, Steven Stanek, Ashley Chou, Jeremy Hiatt
  • Patent number: 10972499
    Abstract: In some embodiments, techniques for displaying a URL comprise receiving a URL; normalizing the URL, wherein normalizing the URL includes standardizing an encoding of a character contained in the URL; determining a first element of the URL, wherein the first element of the URL includes a domain; determining a second element of the URL; displaying the URL, wherein displaying the URL includes emphasizing the first element of the URL, and wherein emphasizing the first element of the URL includes displaying the first element of the URL using a first font attribute; and wherein displaying the URL includes displaying a first portion of the second element of the URL using a second font attribute and eliding a second portion of the second element of the URL; and responsive to an interaction with a user interface element, providing a view of the URL in its entirety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Aaron T. Emigh, James A. Roskind
  • Patent number: 10909562
    Abstract: Techniques for detecting and presenting rewards for presence are disclosed. Presence of a mobile device within a building is detected based on a plurality of triggers including a degradation of a first signal and a concurrent improvement of a second signal. The triggers are identified by a client-side application of the mobile device or a corresponding server-side processor with which the client-side application is in communication and from which the client-side application is configured to automatically receive available rewards. In response to detecting presence within the building, the server-side processor determines that a user of the mobile device is eligible for a reward, and the reward is provided to the user via the client-side application at the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: SHOPKICK, INC.
    Inventors: Cyriac Roeding, Aaron T. Emigh
  • Publication number: 20200388995
    Abstract: A mounting device includes a panel portion, and a fastener receiving structure provided within a perimeter of the panel portion. The fastener receiving structure can include an aperture to receive an insertive fastener, and a flexure mechanism to enable at least a portion of the fastener receiving structure that includes the aperture to flex with insertion of the fastener in the aperture that attaches the panel portion against an underlying surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Aaron T. Emigh, Steven Stanek
  • Patent number: 10771173
    Abstract: Presence detection using Bluetooth and hybrid-mode transmitters is disclosed. In some embodiments, one or more transmitters are configured to transmit an iBeacon broadcast and a proprietary Bluetooth Low Energy (BTLE) broadcast, wherein at least one of the transmitted broadcasts includes an identifier that specifies a venue. The broadcasts are captured by a handset and decoded to infer presence of the handset at the venue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: shopkick, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron T. Emigh, Vivek Shrivastava, Steven Stanek
  • Patent number: 10749319
    Abstract: A mounting device includes a panel portion, and a fastener receiving structure provided within a perimeter of the panel portion. The fastener receiving structure can include an aperture to receive an insertive fastener, and a flexure mechanism to enable at least a portion of the fastener receiving structure that includes the aperture to flex with insertion of the fastener in the aperture that attaches the panel portion against an underlying surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Brilliant Home Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron T. Emigh, Steven Stanek
  • Publication number: 20200028335
    Abstract: A mounting device includes a panel portion, and a fastener receiving structure provided within a perimeter of the panel portion. The fastener receiving structure can include an aperture to receive an insertive fastener, and a flexure mechanism to enable at least a portion of the fastener receiving structure that includes the aperture to flex with insertion of the fastener in the aperture that attaches the panel portion against an underlying surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Aaron T. Emigh, Steven Stanek
  • Publication number: 20200028734
    Abstract: A home device controller can receive inputs on a touch control mechanism from a user to control a selected home device in a local network of the home device controller. The controller can generate a set of control commands based on the inputs, and transmit the set of control commands to the selected home device for execution. The controller can publish state data indicating a state of the selected home device, following execution of the set of control commands, to a message bus of the distributed system, the message bus being accessed by each of the plurality of home device controllers to mitigate or resolve fault conditions occurring with any of the home controllers in the distributed system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Aaron T. Emigh, Steven Stanek, Ashley Chou, Jeremy Hiatt
  • Publication number: 20190333090
    Abstract: Techniques for detecting and presenting rewards for presence are disclosed. Presence of a mobile device within a building is detected based on a plurality of triggers including a degradation of a first signal and a concurrent improvement of a second signal. The triggers are identified by a client-side application of the mobile device or a corresponding server-side processor with which the client-side application is in communication and from which the client-side application is configured to automatically receive available rewards. In response to detecting presence within the building, the server-side processor determines that a user of the mobile device is eligible for a reward, and the reward is provided to the user via the client-side application at the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Cyriac Roeding, Aaron T. Emigh
  • Patent number: 10360592
    Abstract: Providing rewards for purchases is disclosed. In some embodiments, electronic couponing data corresponding to an available reward offer for an item as well as an association of a loyalty identifier with the reward offer is provided to an electronic coupon processor; and in response to receiving an indication from the electronic coupon processor that the loyalty identifier was associated with a transaction in which the item was purchased, a user account is credited with a reward amount associated with the reward offer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: shopkick, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron T. Emigh, Navneet Loiwal, Cyriac Roeding, Jeffrey Todd Sellinger, Evan Tana, Sze Ngai Tsai, Moritz Winter