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: 20210304555
    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: March 24, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Eric Taylor, Damian Tarnawsky, Scott Kania
  • Publication number: 20210304556
    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: March 25, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Michelle Cupersmith, Victor Blanco, Steven Santisi, Eric Taylor
  • Publication number: 20210304551
    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: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Michelle Cupersmith, Victor Blanco, Eric Taylor, Steven Santisi
  • Publication number: 20210302957
    Abstract: A robot management system (RMS) includes a plurality of service robots deployed within an operations venue that includes a plurality of gaming devices, an operator terminal presenting a graphical user interface (GUI) to an operator, and a robot management system server (RMS server) configured in networked communication with the plurality of service robots. The RMS server is configured to: identify location data for the service robots; create an interactive overlay map of the operations venue that includes a static map of the operations venue, overlay data showing the location data of the plurality of service robots over the static map, and an interactive icon for each service robot of the plurality of service robots; display, via the GUI, the overlay map; receive a first input indicating a selection of a first interactive icon associated with a first service robot; and display current status information associated with the first service robot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Michelle Cupersmith, Victor Blanco, Donovan Meyer, Frank Rodriguez, Rajendrasinh Jadeja, Steven Santisi, Eric Taylor
  • Publication number: 20210186095
    Abstract: A pouched product adapted for release of a water-soluble component therefrom is provided herein. The pouched product can include an outer water-permeable pouch defining a cavity containing a composition that includes a water-soluble component capable of being released through the water-permeable pouch and has a surface area, wherein the outer water-permeable pouch can include a nonwoven web including a plurality of heat sealable binder fibers blended with a second plurality of dissimilar fibers. The nonwoven web can be carded, hydroentangled and point bonded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: Andries Don Sebastian, Alton Busbee, Jeremy Barrett Mabe, Yan Pu, Eric Taylor Hunt, Bruce Alan Bengtsson
  • Publication number: 20210174634
    Abstract: A blockchain system for facilitating preparation and installation of electronic gaming devices using a blockchain network is provided. The blockchain system includes an electronic gaming machine (EGM). The EGM includes a memory, a network interface, and at least one processor. The processor is configured to execute the operating system and the blockchain client, initiate a software installation on the EGM of a software component after the EGM has been delivered to an operational venue, including transmitting a software request transaction into the blockchain network for addition to the blockchain, identify a software permission blockchain transaction from the blockchain authorizing the installation of the software component on the EGM, download the software component from a cloud server of a regulated cloud storing certified software images of software components for EGMs in the blockchain network, and install the software component on the EGM.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Nimish Purohit, Garrett Hill, Eric Taylor
  • Patent number: 11019840
    Abstract: A pouched product configured for insertion into the mouth of a user of that product is provided herein. The pouched product can include an outer water-permeable pouch defining a cavity containing a composition adapted for oral use and having a surface area, wherein the outer water-permeable pouch can include a nonwoven web including a first plurality of continuous filament heat sealable binder fibers oriented substantially parallel to each other in a first direction, a second plurality of continuous filament heat sealable binder fibers oriented substantially parallel to each other in a second direction, wherein the first direction and the second direction are substantially perpendicular to each other, and wherein the first plurality of continuous filament heat sealable binder fibers and the second plurality if continuous filament heat sealable binder fibers are bonded with a heated lamination process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: Andries Don Sebastian, Eric Taylor Hunt, Bruce Alan Bengtsson, Alton Busbee, Jeremy Barrett Mabe, Yan Pu
  • Patent number: 11019418
    Abstract: An electronic device with a display is paired with a set of wireless audio output devices, including a first wireless audio output device for outputting audio to a right ear of a user and a second wireless audio output device for outputting audio to a left ear of the user. In response to a request to display status information about the set of wireless audio output devices, the electronic device displays a status user interface, including concurrently displaying a first battery status indicator for the first wireless audio output device with an indication that battery status indicator relates to the device for outputting audio to the right ear of the user and a second battery status indicator for the second wireless audio output device with an indication that battery status indicator relates to the device for outputting audio to the left ear of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Brian Fleizach, Edwin W. Foo, Ian M. Fisch, Eric Taylor Seymour
  • Publication number: 20210112848
    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: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: John-Paul Mua, Eric Taylor Hunt
  • Patent number: 10959456
    Abstract: A pouched product adapted for release of a water-soluble component therefrom is provided herein. The pouched product can include an outer water-permeable pouch defining a cavity containing a composition that includes a water-soluble component capable of being released through the water-permeable pouch and has a surface area, wherein the outer water-permeable pouch can include a nonwoven web including a plurality of heat sealable binder fibers blended with a second plurality of dissimilar fibers. The nonwoven web can be carded, hydroentangled and point bonded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: Andries Don Sebastian, Alton Busbee, Jeremy Barrett Mabe, Yan Pu, Eric Taylor Hunt, Bruce Alan Bengtsson
  • Publication number: 20210084978
    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 9, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    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: 20210091384
    Abstract: A battery grid is disclosed. The battery grid includes a pattern of grid wires. The pattern includes a grid wire having a first segment with a first corrosion resistance and a second segment with a second corrosion resistance which is less than the first corrosion resistance. The second segment corrodes at a rate which is faster than the corrosion rate of the first segment so as to dynamically release internal stress and control grid growth of the battery grid during its service life. A battery includes said grid and a method of forming said grid are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: M. ERIC TAYLOR, Jianxun Hu, Glenn W. Andersen, Joseph F. Mathews, Bart William Sauer, James S. Symanski, Feng Xue, Mohamadkheir Alkhateeb
  • Publication number: 20210022398
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an aerosol delivery device that includes a reservoir housing that defines a mouthpiece channel. The aerosol delivery device includes a sealing member configured to be received within the reservoir housing to define a reservoir chamber configured to retain an aerosol precursor composition therein. The aerosol delivery device also includes a substrate member that is configured to be received within the reservoir housing and to be directly engaged with a vaporizing assembly for forming an aerosol. The reservoir housing, sealing member, substrate member, and/or vaporizing assembly can be used for forming aerosols with precise and reproducible compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Eric Taylor Hunt, Timothy Brian Nestor, Paul Andrew Brinkley, Stephen Benson Sears, John DePiano, Matthew C. Ebbs, Kristen Dodds Weight, Michael F. Davis
  • Patent number: 10892491
    Abstract: A battery grid is disclosed. The battery grid includes a pattern of grid wires. The pattern includes a grid wire having a first segment with a first corrosion resistance and a second segment with a second corrosion resistance which is less than the first corrosion resistance. The second segment corrodes at a rate which is faster than the corrosion rate of the first segment so as to dynamically release internal stress and control grid growth of the battery grid during its service life. A battery includes said grid and a method of forming said grid are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: CPS Technology Holdings LLP
    Inventors: M. Eric Taylor, Jianxun Hu, Glenn W. Andersen, Joseph F. Mathews, Bart William Sauer, James S. Symanski, Feng Xue, Mohamadkheir Alkhateeb
  • Patent number: 10888115
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    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: 10881132
    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 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: John-Paul Mua, Eric Taylor Hunt
  • Publication number: 20200404970
    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 15, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Michael F. Davis, Frederic Philippe Ampolini, James William Rogers, Andries Don Sebastian, Eric Taylor Hunt, Sawyer Hubbard, David Allan Brammer
  • Publication number: 20200390150
    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: August 28, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Sawyer Hubbard, Eric Taylor Hunt, Karen V. Taluskie, Stephen Benson Sears, Donna Walker Duggins, Michael F. Davis
  • Publication number: 20200380825
    Abstract: A blockchain system for providing ticketing within a blockchain network of participating electronic devices includes an electronic gaming machine (EGM) configured to participate in the blockchain network. The EGM a memory storing a local blockchain and a system blockchain. The EGM also includes at least one processor configured to execute instructions which, when executed, cause the at least one processor to identify a first ticket creation blockchain transaction in the local blockchain from a ticket creation device of the first plurality of electronic gaming devices, the first ticket creation blockchain transaction including at least a ticket value and a ticket identifier (ID), create a system ticket creation blockchain transaction including at least the ticket value and the ticket ID, and broadcast the system ticket creation blockchain transaction to the system blockchain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Nimish Purohit, Eric Taylor, Scott Dickerson
  • Publication number: 20200380826
    Abstract: A blockchain system provides progressive jackpots within a blockchain network of participating electronic devices. The blockchain system includes an electronic gaming machine storing a local blockchain and a system blockchain. The EGM is configured to identify a plurality of transactions for the first progressive jackpot account, each transaction of the plurality of transactions are deposit transactions from the first plurality of electronic gaming devices adding value to the first progressive jackpot account within the local blockchain. The EGM also determines a total sum amount of the plurality of transactions and creates a first deposit blockchain transaction including a first progressive jackpot account identifier and the total sum amount. The EGM transmits the first deposit blockchain transaction to one or more nodes of the second plurality of electronic gaming devices for addition to the system blockchain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Eric Taylor, Nimish Purohit, Thomas Rizos