Patents by Inventor Christopher M. Smith

Christopher M. 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).

  • Patent number: 11152000
    Abstract: Method starts with processing, by a processor, audio signal to generate audio caller utterance and transcribed caller utterance. Processor generates identified tasks based on transcribed caller utterances. Processor obtains member context associated with member identification and obtains available tasks associated with member identification. Processor determines lengths of time associated with available tasks, respectively. Lengths of time associated with available tasks are lengths of time that the available tasks have been available. Processor determines messaging data associated with available tasks, respectively, that is based on dates of receipt of messages pertaining to available tasks. Processor, using a predictive analysis neural network, generates a predictive analysis result that is based on the available tasks, the lengths of time associated with the available tasks, or messaging data associated with the available tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Express Scripts Strategic Development, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher M. Myers, Danielle L. Smith
  • Publication number: 20210316070
    Abstract: Methods, devices and systems are disclosed for inter-app communications between software applications on a mobile communications device. In one aspect, a computer-readable medium on a mobile computing device comprising an inter-application communication data structure to facilitate transitioning and distributing data between software applications in a shared app group for an operating system of the mobile computing device includes a scheme field of the data structure providing a scheme id associated with a target software app to transition to from a source software app, wherein the scheme id is listed on a scheme list stored with the source software app; and a payload field of the data structure providing data and/or an identification where to access data in a shared file system accessible to the software applications in the shared app group, wherein the payload field is encrypted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: Gary A. Morris, Scott M. Belliveau, Esteban Cabrera, JR., Rian Draeger, Laura J. Dunn, Timothy Joseph Goldsmith, Hari Hampapuram, Christopher Robert Hannemann, Apurv Ullas Kamath, Katherine Yerre Koehler, Patrick Wile McBride, Michael Robert Mensinger, Francis William Pascual, Philip Mansiel Pellouchoud, Nicholas Polytaridis, Philip Thomas Pupa, Anna Leigh Davis, Kevin Shoemaker, Brian Christopher Smith, Benjamin Elrod West, Atiim Joseph Wiley
  • Publication number: 20210312924
    Abstract: Method starts with processing, by a processor, audio signal to generate audio caller utterance and transcribed caller utterance. Processor generates identified task based on transcribed caller utterance. Processor samples audio caller utterance to generate samples of audio caller utterance. Processor generates loudness result based on loudness values of samples using loudness neural network associated with identified task. Processor generates pitch result based on pitch values of samples using pitch neural network associated with identified task. Processor generates tone result for each word in transcribed caller utterance using tone neural network associated with identified task. Using task completion probability neural network associated with identified task, processor generates task completion probability result that is based on at least one of: loudness result, pitch result, or tone result. Other embodiments are disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Christopher M. Myers, Danielle L. Smith
  • Patent number: 11138436
    Abstract: Embodiments of a wearable device can include a head-mounted display (HMD) which can be configured to display virtual content. While the user is interacting with visual or audible virtual content, the user of the wearable may encounter a triggering event such as, for example, an emergency condition or an unsafe condition, detecting one or more triggering objects in an environment, or determining characteristics of the user's environment (e.g., home or office). Embodiments of the wearable device can automatically detect the triggering event and automatically control the HMD to deemphasize, block, or stop displaying the virtual content. The HMD may include a button that can be actuated by the user to manually deemphasize, block, or stop displaying the virtual content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Powderly, Savannah Niles, Nicole Elizabeth Samec, Ali Amirhooshmand, Nastasja U. Robaina, Christopher M. Harrises, Mark Baerenrodt, Carlos A. Rivera Cintron, Brian Keith Smith
  • Patent number: 11132425
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses for authenticating a user based at least in part on a location of the user or a location of a user device are described. The user may be authenticated as part of a financial transaction or as part of a login process for a computing device. The user device was previously bound or associated with the user. During the authentication, a system (e.g., a financial institution computing system or a backend authentication system) requests location information from the user device. The location information may be packaged as a digital fingerprint of the user device, which can only be created from the user device. Based on the location information, the user can be authenticated thereby approving the transaction or login request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Gerard K. Cohen, Michelle D. Green, Christopher P. Smith, Craig Stuart, Kenneth L. Wright, Michelle M. Young
  • Publication number: 20210297532
    Abstract: A method starts with processor retrieving member's initial context data. Processor receives a string that is a transcribed utterance or an electronic message from the communication session established between member client device and agent client device. Processor determines potential relationships between the member and a patient that is the subject of the string by processing the string using Long Short-Term Memory (LSTM) neural networks to generate a plurality of relationship values. Relationship values are associated with relationship types. Processor generates weight values based on member's initial context data for each of the plurality of relationship types, and generates probability values for the relationship types based on the relationship values and the weight values. Processor narrows the potential relationships, generates relationship data that includes the narrowed potential relationships, and causes the relationship data to be displayed by the agent client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Christopher M. Myers, Danielle L. Smith
  • Publication number: 20210273900
    Abstract: Programmer input in a programming language in received, where the programmer input defines a behavior of an executable electronic object. One or more computers generate the executable electronic object according to the programmer input. An electronic message corresponding to invoking the executable electronic object is received, and in response to receiving the electronic message, the executable electronic object is invoked by one or more computers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Stephen WOLFRAM, Robert L. SANDHEINRICH, Christopher M. SMITH
  • Publication number: 20210270724
    Abstract: One embodiment is directed to a method of testing a polycrystalline laminate formed on a substrate surface of a substrate which is mounted to a sample holder. The substrate surface includes a substrate length edge having a substrate length and a substrate width edge having a substrate width. The polycrystalline laminate has a notch extending beyond the substrate width edge of the substrate surface. The method comprises at least one of: for tensile cleavage testing, applying a tensile load on the notch of the polycrystalline laminate in a direction generally perpendicular to the substrate surface and away from the substrate surface; and for shear sliding testing, applying a shear load on the end of the polycrystalline laminate in a length direction generally parallel to the substrate length edge of the substrate surface. A notch edge formation piece and a notch end formation piece may be used to form the laminate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Emily Asenath-Smith, Garrett R. Hoch, Christopher J. Donnelly, Jordan M. Hodge
  • Publication number: 20210262118
    Abstract: In one embodiment employing a vertical draw apparatus, a method of crystallization growth on a substrate surface of a substrate having a substrate material includes: mounting the substrate to a sample holder with the substrate surface facing a liquid surface of a reservoir disposed in a chamber that provides an ambient temperature; seeding the substrate surface with seed droplets; lowering the substrate surface to the liquid surface of the reservoir; independently controlling a temperature of the substrate and a temperature of the reservoir to produce a temperature difference between the substrate and the reservoir over a period of time for crystallization growth; and retracting the substrate surface from the liquid surface of the reservoir at a draw rate. The draw rate and the temperature difference are selected to grow polycrystalline laminate on the substrate surface. Consistent polycrystalline columnar microstructures are formed with appropriate seeding of the substrate surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Emily Asenath-Smith, Garrett R. Hoch, Christopher J. Donnelly, Jordan M. Hodge
  • Patent number: 10951568
    Abstract: Programmer input in a programming language in received, where the programmer input defines a behavior of an executable electronic object. One or more computers generate the executable electronic object according to the programmer input. An electronic message corresponding to invoking the executable electronic object is received, and in response to receiving the electronic message, the executable electronic object is invoked by one or more computers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Wolfram Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Wolfram, Robert L. Sandheinrich, Christopher M. Smith
  • Publication number: 20200147824
    Abstract: A vegetable knife includes a pulverizing coring pin for pulverizing a core of a vegetable, where the pulverizing coring pin can be a generally cylindrical tube. The pulverizing coring pin can define one or more pulverizing tubes that extend from a first end of the pulverizing coring pin to a second end of the pulverizing coring pin opposite the first end. The vegetable knife also includes at least one vegetable shaping blade that extends radially outwardly from the pulverizing coring pin, where the at least one vegetable shaping blade supports the pulverizing coring pin at a location generally central with respect to the vegetable knife. The vegetable knife may also include an outer flange for coupling the vegetable knife to a rotatable cutting assembly. The vegetable shaping blade can be connected between the outer flange and the pulverizing coring pin for supporting the pulverizing coring pin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: John Julian, Mark A. Fow, Samuel Monk, Christopher M. Smith
  • Patent number: 10384364
    Abstract: A food cutter assembly can include a spindle body defining an interior passage for receiving a food product. The food cutter assembly can also include a thrust disc connected to the spindle body. The thrust disc can include opposing surfaces extending radially from the rotational axis of the spindle body and a circumferential surface between the opposing surfaces. A cutting tool can be connected to an end of the spindle body for cutting the food product. The food cutter assembly can also include a housing for rotationally mounting the spindle body, where the housing includes a radial bearing to be positioned proximate to the thrust disc. The spindle body and the housing can define fluid passages extending from a port in the housing through the radial bearing to the spindle body and across the opposing surfaces and the circumferential surface to the spindle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Lamb Weston, Inc.
    Inventors: John C. Julian, Christopher M. Smith, Mark A. Fow
  • Patent number: 10363679
    Abstract: A method for lubricating a radial bearing of a food cutter assembly is disclosed. The method can include receiving a supply of water at a housing for rotationally mounting a spindle body having a rotational axis, where the housing includes a radial bearing proximate to a thrust disc of the spindle body. The thrust disc can include opposing surfaces extending radially from the rotational axis of the spindle body and a circumferential surface between the opposing surfaces. The water can be directed through fluid passages extending from a port in the housing through the radial bearing to the spindle body and across the opposing surfaces and the circumferential surface to the spindle body. The spindle body may be rotated while the water is directed through the fluid passages to create a water film between the housing and the spindle body that reduces friction between the housing and the spindle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Lamb Weston, Inc.
    Inventors: John C. Julian, Christopher M. Smith, Mark A. Fow
  • Patent number: 10247536
    Abstract: A differential compensator reduces uncertainty in determination of movement of a structural member and includes: a first probe line to attach to the structural member and to provide a first combination of displacement of the structural member and a first expansion of the first probe line in response to movement of the structural member and expansion of the first probe line; and a second probe line having a coefficient of thermal expansion that is different than that of the first probe line, the second probe line to attach to the structural member at a position on the structural member proximate to a point of attachment of the first probe line to the structural member and to provide a second combination of displacement of the structural member and second expansion of the second probe line in response to movement of the structural member and expansion of the second probe line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF COMMERCE
    Inventors: Christopher M. Smith, Matthew S. Hoehler
  • Patent number: 10175150
    Abstract: A resistance compensator includes: a first probe line to attach to a structural member and to provide a first combination of displacement of the structural member and an expansion of the first probe line; a second probe line connected to the first probe line and in electrical communication with the first probe line; a resistance probe in electrical communication with the first probe line and the second probe line to provide a probe signal, wherein the resistance probe is connected to the first probe line at a probe junction; a displacement member in mechanical communication with the first probe line, the displacement member to: receive the first combination from the first probe line; and produce a displacement signal comprising the displacement of the structural member, the expansion of the first probe line, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF COMMERCE
    Inventors: Christopher M. Smith, Matthew S. Hoehler
  • Publication number: 20180222076
    Abstract: A method for lubricating a radial bearing of a food cutter assembly is disclosed. The method can include receiving a supply of water at a housing for rotationally mounting a spindle body having a rotational axis, where the housing includes a radial bearing proximate to a thrust disc of the spindle body. The thrust disc can include opposing surfaces extending radially from the rotational axis of the spindle body and a circumferential surface between the opposing surfaces. The water can be directed through fluid passages extending from a port in the housing through the radial bearing to the spindle body and across the opposing surfaces and the circumferential surface to the spindle body. The spindle body may be rotated while the water is directed through the fluid passages to create a water film between the housing and the spindle body that reduces friction between the housing and the spindle body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: John C. Julian, Christopher M. Smith, Mark A. Fow
  • Publication number: 20180222075
    Abstract: A food cutter assembly can include a spindle body defining an interior passage for receiving a food product. The food cutter assembly can also include a thrust disc connected to the spindle body. The thrust disc can include opposing surfaces extending radially from the rotational axis of the spindle body and a circumferential surface between the opposing surfaces. A cutting tool can be connected to an end of the spindle body for cutting the food product. The food cutter assembly can also include a housing for rotationally mounting the spindle body, where the housing includes a radial bearing to be positioned proximate to the thrust disc. The spindle body and the housing can define fluid passages extending from a port in the housing through the radial bearing to the spindle body and across the opposing surfaces and the circumferential surface to the spindle body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: John C. Julian, Christopher M. Smith, Mark A. Fow
  • Publication number: 20170199091
    Abstract: A resistance compensator includes: a first probe line to attach to a structural member and to provide a first combination of displacement of the structural member and an expansion of the first probe line; a second probe line connected to the first probe line and in electrical communication with the first probe line; a resistance probe in electrical communication with the first probe line and the second probe line to provide a probe signal, wherein the resistance probe is connected to the first probe line at a probe junction; a displacement member in mechanical communication with the first probe line, the displacement member to: receive the first combination from the first probe line; and produce a displacement signal comprising the displacement of the structural member, the expansion of the first probe line, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Inventors: CHRISTOPHER M. SMITH, MATTHEW S. HOEHLER
  • Publication number: 20170199021
    Abstract: A differential compensator reduces uncertainty in determination of movement of a structural member and includes: a first probe line to attach to the structural member and to provide a first combination of displacement of the structural member and a first expansion of the first probe line in response to movement of the structural member and expansion of the first probe line; and a second probe line having a coefficient of thermal expansion that is different than that of the first probe line, the second probe line to attach to the structural member at a position on the structural member proximate to a point of attachment of the first probe line to the structural member and to provide a second combination of displacement of the structural member and second expansion of the second probe line in response to movement of the structural member and expansion of the second probe line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Inventors: CHRISTOPHER M. SMITH, MATTHEW S. HOEHLER
  • Publication number: 20170180291
    Abstract: Programmer input in a programming language in received, where the programmer input defines a behavior of an executable electronic object. One or more computers generate the executable electronic object according to the programmer input. An electronic message corresponding to invoking the executable electronic object is received, and in response to receiving the electronic message, the executable electronic object is invoked by one or more computers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Stephen WOLFRAM, Robert L. SANDHEINRICH, Christopher M. SMITH