Patents by Inventor Eric Taylor

Eric Taylor 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: 20240196105
    Abstract: Improved fallback mechanisms for auto white balancing are presented. In at least one embodiment, white balance correction factors produced by a first white balance technique are blended with white balance correction factors produced by a second white balance technique based on a confidence level in the white balance correction factors produced by the first white balance technique.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2022
    Publication date: June 13, 2024
    Inventors: Douglas Taylor, Animesh Khemka, Eric Dujardin
  • Publication number: 20240184894
    Abstract: A method includes: accessing a set of hardware parameters characterizing an embedded device; identifying a set of supported container functions based on the set of hardware parameters; accessing a selection of container functions; identifying a set of selected container functions based on the selection of container functions and the set of supported container functions; generating a hardware abstraction layer (HAL) including a set of libraries supporting the set of selected container functions; generating a container runtime environment (CRE) configured to execute, at the embedded device, a containerized application via the HAL, the containerized application including the set of selected container functions; installing the HAL and the CRE onto the embedded device; installing the containerized application onto the embedded device via the CRE; and at the embedded device, executing the containerized application via the CRE and the HAL.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2023
    Publication date: June 6, 2024
    Inventors: Eric Green, Michael Gray, Rachel Taylor
  • Publication number: 20240169789
    Abstract: A system for proximity-based digital interactions includes a beacon transmitter configured to wirelessly broadcast a first interaction prompt message that includes a first interaction event code. A system server is configured to: receive an event activation message that includes the first interaction event code; identify and perform a first pre-programmed action; identify proximity between a mobile computing device and the beacon transmitter based on receipt of the first interaction event code from the mobile computing device; create a second interaction event code that is targeted to be performed by the mobile computing device; and transmit a configuration message to the beacon transmitter that includes the second interaction event code, causing the beacon transmitter to begin broadcasting a second interaction prompt message including the second interaction event code together with the first interaction prompt message, where the first interaction event code is different than the second interaction even code.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2024
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Inventors: Eric Taylor, Damian Tarnawsky, Scott Kania
  • Publication number: 20240161160
    Abstract: Techniques described herein include providing payment and access infrastructure for an array of transportation services, such as a set of transit or mobility services that might be provided by one or more governments, public agencies, and/or other public entities. In one example, this disclosure describes a method that includes enabling, by a computing system, a user to register for mobility benefits using a verification system, wherein the mobility benefits are provided by a provider entity; receiving, by the computing system and from the verification system, information about the user; establishing, by the computing system, an account linked to the provider entity; detecting, by the computing system, a request to access mobility benefits; allocating, by the computing system, funds from the account to pay for the mobility benefits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2023
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Inventors: Anthony Adam Swider, III, Todd Thomas, William Bondar, Eric J. Miller, Robert Glenn Hamchuk, James D. Cahill, Benjamin Taylor, Young M Yang, Allison R. King
  • Patent number: 11983993
    Abstract: An electronic gaming machine includes a memory device and a processor configured to execute instructions stored on the memory device, which when executed, cause the processor to initiate a base game and select a game play enhancer for use during a bonus game. The instructions further cause the processor to generate a reconfiguration data file based on the selected game play enhancer. The reconfiguration data file including executable instructions causing game play of the bonus game to be modified. The instructions further cause the processor to initiate, in response to a trigger condition being satisfied, the bonus game based on the reconfiguration data file and determine a game outcome of the bonus game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Inventors: T. Grant Bolling, Jr., Eric Taylor
  • Patent number: 11978539
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for multi-domain, multi-modal data segmentation, and automatically generating and refining hypotheses. The method receives data from a plurality of data sources; synthesizing the receive data; identifying trigger event data based on the synthesized data; generating an episode based on a segmentation of the synthesized data and trigger event data; and identifying at least one set of observational features associated with the episode based on the synthesized data and a relevancy metric. The method also includes iteratively generating a hypothesis based on the observational features using machine learning, predicting an outcome based on the hypothesis using machine learning, generating an outcome measure, and validating the hypothesis based on the outcome measure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Included Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Carlson, Molong Li, Zachary Taylor, Carolina Marquez
  • Patent number: 11972660
    Abstract: A system for proximity-based digital interactions includes a beacon transmitter configured to wirelessly broadcast a first interaction prompt message that includes a first interaction event code. A system server is configured to: receive an event activation message that includes the first interaction event code; identify and perform a first pre-programmed action; identify proximity between a mobile computing device and the beacon transmitter based on receipt of the first interaction event code from the mobile computing device; create a second interaction event code that is targeted to be performed by the mobile computing device; and transmit a configuration message to the beacon transmitter that includes the second interaction event code, causing the beacon transmitter to begin broadcasting a second interaction prompt message including the second interaction event code together with the first interaction prompt message, where the first interaction event code is different than the second interaction even code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Taylor, Damian Tarnawsky, Scott Kania
  • Patent number: 11972659
    Abstract: A system includes a casino management server and an electronic casino device that includes a beacon configured to wirelessly communicate with personal devices of players. The device transmits a request for a custom beacon ID to the casino management server, receives the custom beacon ID from the casino management server in response to the request; and configures the beacon with the custom beacon ID, thereby broadcasting the custom beacon ID to the personal device of the player. The server receives, from the personal device of the player, a pairing request that includes a received beacon ID as received by the personal device based on the broadcasting, validates that the received beacon ID matches the custom beacon ID, stores a valid association between the personal device of the player and the electronic casino device; and authorizes connected actions to be performed by the personal device based on the association.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Angelo Palmisano, Eric Taylor, Steven Santisi
  • Publication number: 20240124277
    Abstract: A winch includes a motor, a gear reduction unit, a tie structure, an external power cable, and a rotatable drum. The motor includes a motor housing with a motor case and a first drum support attached to the motor case. The gear reduction unit is drivingly attached to the motor and has a gear housing including a gear case and a second drum support. The tie structure connects said first and second drum supports. The external power cable having a first end and a second end. The first end of the external power cable is configured to be coupled to an external power source. The second end of the external power cable is coupled to a bus bar. The rotatable drum is drivingly connected to the motor and supported by the first and second drum supports.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2023
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Inventors: Douglas Calvert, Calvin Taylor, Troy Heynderickx, Mitchell Lund, Michael Hojnacki, Eric Vaughn, Darren Fretz
  • Publication number: 20240124278
    Abstract: A winch includes a motor, a gear reduction unit, a tie structure, an external power cable, and a rotatable drum. The motor includes a motor housing with a motor case and a first drum support attached to the motor case. The gear reduction unit is drivingly attached to the motor and has a gear housing including a gear case and a second drum support. The tie structure connects said first and second drum supports. The external power cable having a first end and a second end. The first end of the external power cable is configured to be coupled to an external power source. The second end of the external power cable is coupled to a bus bar. The rotatable drum is drivingly connected to the motor and supported by the first and second drum supports.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2023
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Inventors: Eric Vaughn, Troy Heynderickx, Calvin Taylor
  • Patent number: 11961053
    Abstract: A delivery robot includes a propulsion system, a storage area arranged to contain at least one item for delivery, a wireless interface, a memory device, and a processor. The processor is configured to receive, from a robot management system (RMS) and via the wireless interface, a delivery request, wherein the delivery request identifies at least the item contained within the storage area, a delivery location, and a recipient. The processor is also configured to control the propulsion system to navigate the delivery robot to the delivery location in response to receiving the delivery request, receive an authentication credential from the recipient, authenticate the recipient based upon the authentication credential, and in response to authenticating the recipient, control the storage area to provide the at least one item contained within the storage area to the recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michelle Cupersmith, Victor Blanco, Eric Taylor, Steven Santisi
  • Patent number: 11954652
    Abstract: A robot is described. The robot includes a camera device, a memory device, and a processor configured to execute instructions stored in the memory device. The instructions, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to receive an input prompting the robot to navigate to a location in a venue for providing photo services with the camera device and cause the robot to navigate to the location. The instructions further cause the processor to capture, by the camera device, at least one photo at the location and provide access to a copy of the at least one photo to an authorized person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michelle Cupersmith, Victor Blanco, Frank Rodriguez, Rajendrasinh Jadeja, Steven Santisi, Eric Taylor
  • Publication number: 20240099375
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to aerosol delivery devices, methods of forming such devices, and elements of such devices. In some embodiments, the present disclosure provides a heating member that can be formed of a heating element conformed to a heater substrate configured as a truncated cone (or similar shape) having a first end of a first size and a second end of greater size. In some embodiments, the disclosure provides methods of forming an aerosol delivery device, which can include providing a shell, providing a heating member formed of a heating element conformed to a substrate, configuring the heating member as a truncated cone (or similar shape) having a first end of a first size and a second end of greater size, and inserting the heating member within the shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Applicant: RAI STRATEGIC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Karen V. Taluskie, Stephen Benson Sears, Eric Taylor Hunt, William Robert Collett, Yi-ping Chang, Kristen Dodds Weight, Jeffrey A. Karg, Graham P. Eacock, Matthew C. Ebbs, Robert C. Uschold, Walker MacLaughlin Sloan, III
  • Patent number: 11918027
    Abstract: The invention provides a smokeless tobacco composition adapted for oral use, the composition including a tobacco material and an effervescent material. The effervescent material includes a sugar material containing an entrapped gaseous component, such that release of the entrapped gaseous component occurs upon dissolution of the sugar material in the oral cavity. The invention also provides a method for making a smokeless tobacco composition that involves mixing a tobacco material with an effervescent material, the mixing step including either admixing a granulated composition comprising a tobacco material with a gasified sugar material in particulate form, or forming a gasified sugar material in situ by mixing a water source with a molten composition comprising a tobacco material and a sugar alcohol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: John-Paul Mua, Eric Taylor Hunt
  • Patent number: 11920593
    Abstract: A compressor system is provided that includes a contact cooled compressor and a coolant separator. The coolant separator is used to remove coolant fluid from a compressed flow stream produced by the contact cooled compressor during its operation. The coolant separator routes the removed coolant fluid back to the contact cooled compressor for further use. In some forms the coolant fluid is cooled prior to delivery back to the compressor. A stop valve can be provided in the coolant fluid return line to halt the flow of the fluid. A pressure sensitive member can be disposed to sense pressure of the coolant fluid that has been routed past the stop valve. Operation of the compressor can be changed as a result of the sensed pressure from the pressure sensitive member. Information from a temperature sensitive member can also be used to change operation of the compressor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Ingersoll-Rand Industrial U.S., Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Borkowski, Christopher Taylor, Eric M. Kaszuba
  • Publication number: 20240070623
    Abstract: A kiosk robot includes a propulsion system configured to allow the kiosk robot to move within an operations venue, a wireless interface configured to allow wireless networked communication between the kiosk robot and a wireless network, a touchscreen display device, a memory device, and a processor. The robot is configured to receive, from a robot management system (RMS) and via the wireless interface, a relocation request identifying a service location within the operations venue and at which the kiosk robot is to provide kiosk functionality, in response to receiving the relocation request, control the propulsion system to navigate the kiosk robot to the service location, and provide a kiosk graphical user interface (GUI) using the touchscreen display device, the kiosk GUI provides kiosk functionality to a user at the service location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Inventors: Michelle Cupersmith, Victor Blanco, Steven Santisi, Eric Taylor
  • Publication number: 20240065330
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to aerosol delivery devices, methods of forming such devices, and elements of such devices. In some embodiments, the present disclosure provides a heating member that can be formed of a heating element conformed to a heater substrate configured as a truncated cone (or similar shape) having a first end of a first size and a second end of greater size. In some embodiments, the disclosure provides methods of forming an aerosol delivery device, which can include providing a shell, providing a heating member formed of a heating element conformed to a substrate, configuring the heating member as a truncated cone (or similar shape) having a first end of a first size and a second end of greater size, and inserting the heating member within the shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Applicant: RAI STRATEGIC HOLDINGS, INC
    Inventors: Karen V. Taluskie, Stephen Benson Sears, Eric Taylor Hunt, William Robert Collett, Yi-ping Chang, Kristen Dodds Weight, Jeffrey A. Karg, Graham P. Eacock, Matthew C. Ebbs, Robert C. Uschold, Walker MacLaughlin Sloan, III
  • Publication number: 20240065318
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to aerosol delivery devices and related methods of delivering aerosol to a user. The aerosol delivery devices may include a housing providing multiple aerosol pathways having a mouth-end opening through which aerosol can be inhaled by a user, the housing defining a first aerosol delivery pathway in fluid communication with the mouth-end opening and a second aerosol delivery pathway separate from the first aerosol delivery pathway and in fluid communication with the mouth-end opening. An atomizer including a heating element or piezoelectric element and a liquid transport element in fluid communication with an aerosol precursor composition is provided in fluid communication with the first aerosol delivery pathway. A flavorant-infused material is positioned within the second aerosol delivery pathway and adapted to produce a second aerosol upon contact between the flavorant-infused material and flowing air.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Inventors: Sawyer Hubbard, Eric Taylor Hunt, Karen V. Taluskie, Stephen Benson Sears, Donna Walker Duggins, Michael F. Davis
  • Patent number: 11913839
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide an improved method and apparatus for thermal monitoring for a metal additive manufacturing system. An emissivity value of a top surface of an object to be manufactured is determined based, at least in part, on an arithmetic product of a predetermined roughness value and a predetermined slope-related value. The predetermined roughness value and slope-related values are predetermined based, at least in part, on measurements of a previously manufactured object. The system sinters a metal to form the top surface of the object to be manufactured. An infrared sensor detects radiation from at least a portion of the top surface of the object to be manufactured. A temperature is generated based, at least in part, on the detected infrared radiation and the emissivity value and the generated temperature is applied to a temperature utilization component of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
    Inventors: Samantha Taylor, Eric Christopher Forrest
  • Publication number: 20240008542
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to aerosol delivery devices. The aerosol delivery devices may include a reservoir containing a liquid aerosol precursor composition and an atomizer including an electrical resistance heating element and a nonfibrous liquid transport element having a microtextured surface adapted for surface wicking of the liquid aerosol precursor composition across the microtextured surface, the microtextured surface of the liquid transport element being in fluid communication with the reservoir and in fluid communication with the electric resistance heating element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2023
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Inventors: Michael F. Davis, Frederic Philippe Ampolini, James William Rogers, Andries Don Sebastian, Eric Taylor Hunt, Sawyer Hubbard, David Allan Brammer