Patents by Inventor Jay Pierce

Jay Pierce 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: 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: 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: 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: 20200016435
    Abstract: A nerve modulation device includes a first ultrasound transducer and a second ultrasound transducer. The first and second ultrasound transducers are configured to emit a first and second ultrasound waves, respectively, that exhibit different frequencies. The first and second ultrasound transducers can emit the first and second ultrasound waves in directions that are selected to cause the first and second ultrasound waves to intersect with each other at an intersection site that is at or near a selected nerve. At the intersection site, the first and second ultrasound waves can non-linearly interact to form an acoustic wave exhibiting a frequency that is less than the frequencies of the first and second ultrasound waves. The acoustic wave can modulate a selected nerve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Bowers, Paul Duesterhoft, Daniel Hawkins, Roderick A. Hyde, Edward K.Y. Jung, Jordin T. Kare, Eric C. Leuthardt, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Jay Pierce, Katherine E. Sharadin, Michael A. Smith, Marc Stein, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Clarence T. Tegreene, Lowell L. Wood, JR.
  • Publication number: 20190046794
    Abstract: An ear stimulation device and related systems and methods for operating an ear stimulation device in connection with a computing device are described. Multiple factors are used in controlling the ear stimulation device, including a variety of factors relating to or influencing the state of the user. In various aspects, the system is also responsive to inputs from sensors or computing networks. System features include fault detection, stimulus cycling and sequencing, integration with other devices in a networked system, device control based on playlists, battery charging, and device status display features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Eleanor V. Goodall, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Edward K.Y. Jung, Jordin T. Kare, Melanie K. Kitzan, Eric C. Leuthardt, Mark A. Malamud, Stephen L. Malaska, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Jay A. Pierce, Brittany Scheid, Katherine E. Sharadin, Marc Stein, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Clarence T. Tegreene, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y.H. Wood
  • Publication number: 20100249534
    Abstract: A system (1100) is provided to generate an orthopedic dynamic data repository and registry (2214). The system (1100) can measure a parameter of the muscular-skeletal system and align at least one of the surfaces to a mechanical axis intra-operatively. The system (1100) comprises disposable sensors (1106), disposable targets (1110), lasers (1114), a processing unit (1122), a display (1124), a reader (1120), a receiver (1118), spacer blocks (1102), and a distractor 1104. The sensors (1106) are in communication with the processing unit (1122) to display, process, store, and send data to dynamic data repository and registry (2214). Parameters can be measured pre-operatively, intra-operatively, post-operatively, and long term using sensor (1106). The measurement data is used to identify and provide clinical evidence of the efficacy of an orthopedic device, procedure, or medicine. A notification of cost modification is generated in electronic digital form and sent to at least one entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Inventors: Jay Pierce, Martin Roche
  • Publication number: 20100250276
    Abstract: At least one embodiment is directed to a system (1100) to generate an orthopedic dynamic data repository and registry (2214). The system (1100) can measure a parameter of the muscular-skeletal system and align at least one of the surfaces to a mechanical axis intra-operatively. The system (1100) comprises disposable sensors (1106), disposable targets (1110), lasers (1114), a processing unit (1122), a display (1124), a reader (1120), a receiver (1118), spacer blocks (1102), and a distractor 1104. The sensors (1106) convert measured data to electronic digital form and are in communication with the processing unit (1122) to display, process, store, and send data to dynamic data repository and registry (2214). Parameters can be measured pre-operatively, intra-operatively, post-operatively, and long term using sensor (1106). In an intra-operative setting the system (1100) generates at least one report comprising measured data of the muscular-skeletal system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Inventors: Jay Pierce, Martin Roche
  • Publication number: 20100249535
    Abstract: At least one embodiment is directed to a system (1100) to generate an orthopedic dynamic data repository and registry (2214). The system (1100) can measure a parameter of the muscular-skeletal system and align at least one of the surfaces to a mechanical axis intra-operatively. The system (1100) comprises disposable sensors (1106), disposable targets (1110), lasers (1114), a processing unit (1122), a display (1124), a reader (1120), a receiver (1118), spacer blocks (1102), and a distractor 1104. The sensors (1106) are in communication with the processing unit (1122) to display, process, store, and send data to dynamic data repository and registry (2214). Parameters can be measured pre-operatively, intra-operatively, post-operatively, and long term using sensor (1106). The measurement data is used to identify and provide clinical evidence of a health risk. A notification of the health risk is generated in electronic digital form and sent to at least one entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Inventors: Jay Pierce, Martin Roche
  • Publication number: 20100250571
    Abstract: At least one embodiment is directed to a system (1100) to generate an orthopedic dynamic data repository and registry (2214). The system (1100) can measure a parameter of the muscular-skeletal system and align at least one of the surfaces to a mechanical axis intra-operatively. The system (1100) comprises disposable sensors (1106), disposable targets (1110), lasers (1114), a processing unit (1122), a display (1124), a reader (1120), a receiver (1118), spacer blocks (1102), and a distractor 1104. The sensors (1106) convert measured data to electronic digital form and are in communication with the processing unit (1122) to display, process, store, and send data to dynamic data repository and registry (2214). Parameters can be measured pre-operatively, intra-operatively, post-operatively, and long term using sensor (1106). The measurement data is used to define predetermined ranges for providing guidelines to aid in optimizing an orthopedic procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Inventors: Jay Pierce, Martin Roche
  • Publication number: 20100249533
    Abstract: At least one embodiment is directed to a system (1100) to generate an orthopedic dynamic data repository and registry (2214). The system (1100) can measure a parameter of the muscular-skeletal system and align at least one of the surfaces to a mechanical axis. The system comprises disposable sensors (1106), disposable targets (1110), lasers (1114), a processing unit (1122), a display (1124), a reader (1120), a receiver (1118), spacer blocks (1102), and a distractor 1104. The sensors (1106) are in communication with the processing unit (1122) to display, process, and store measured data of the muscular-skeletal system. An alignment aid (1114, 1106) measures alignment to the mechanical axis. Parameters can be measured pre-operatively, intra-operatively, post-operatively, and long term. The measured data is converted to an electronic digital form. Data measured by the system (1100) is sent to dynamic data repository and registry (2214) for customer use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Inventors: Jay Pierce, Martin Roche
  • Publication number: 20100250284
    Abstract: At least one embodiment is directed to a system (1100) to generate an orthopedic dynamic data repository and registry (2214). The system (1100) can measure a parameter of the muscular-skeletal system and align at least one of the surfaces to a mechanical axis. The system (1100) comprises disposable sensors (1106), disposable targets (1110), lasers (1114), a processing unit (1122), a display (1124), a reader (1120), a receiver (1118), spacer blocks (1102), and a distractor 1104. The sensors (1106) convert measured data to electronic digital form and are in communication with the processing unit (1122) to display, process, store, and send data to dynamic data repository and registry (2214). Parameters can be measured pre-operatively, intra-operatively, post-operatively, and long term using sensor (1106). A customer (2402) can receive measured data and analysis from dynamic data repository and registry (2214).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Inventors: Martin Roche, Jay Pierce
  • Patent number: 7667606
    Abstract: Activities of individuals and the movements/usage of products are monitored in an operating room during a surgical procedure by disposing in the operating room a first transceiver operating in a long wavelength mode in which 99.99% or more of radiated energy is in the form of a magnetic field, for example 131 KHz. A distinguishable radio frequency-enabled identification tag is associated with each of a plurality of persons assigned to the surgical procedure, including for example, doctors, nurses, and/or the patient, and optionally with products to be monitored. A signal is transmitted from the first transceiver and responses from the identification tags are monitored. A log is created from the monitored responses indicative activities of each of the persons in the operating room or of movements of tagged products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Visible Assets, Inc
    Inventors: Tom Packert, Jay Pierce, Robert J. Griffin, John K. Stevens
  • Publication number: 20080246610
    Abstract: Activities of individuals and the movements/usage of products are monitored in an operating room during a surgical procedure by disposing in the operating room a first transceiver operating in a long wavelength mode in which 99.99% or more of radiated energy is in the form of a magnetic field, for example 131 KHz. A distinguishable radio frequency-enabled identification tag is associated with each of a plurality of persons assigned to the surgical procedure, including for example, doctors, nurses, and/or the patient, and optionally with products to be monitored. A signal is transmitted from the first transceiver and responses from the identification tags are monitored. A log is created from the monitored responses indicative activities of each of the persons in the operating room or of movements of tagged products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Applicant: VISIBLE ASSETS, INC.
    Inventors: Tom Packert, Jay Pierce, Robert J. Griffin, John K. Stevens
  • Publication number: 20080100453
    Abstract: A system uses an antenna at a portal, the antenna coupled to equipment which can send and receive information to and from radio tags, each having a unique identity. The equipment detects, for example, a tag attached to an asset. The equipment looks to see if an associated badge is in the detection area of the portal. If the badge and asset match, the user bearing the badge is permitted to exit the portal. Otherwise the user is not permitted to exit the portal. An asset such as a ski can be equipped with such a tag, the tag in this case being a low-frequency tag. The low-frequency tag permits locating the ski even if it is not visible because it is under snow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2007
    Publication date: May 1, 2008
    Applicant: VISIBLE ASSETS, INC.
    Inventors: John K. Stevens, Paul Waterhouse, David Cramer, M. Jason August, Tom Packert, Jay Pierce
  • Publication number: 20050286902
    Abstract: The invention relates to optoelectronic modules for generating and/or receiving optical signals for use in fiber-optic communication systems, such as optical transponders or transceivers, having a reconfigurable control and status (C&S) interface with a host device. The optoelectronic module includes an electrical multi-pin host connector having a plurality of pins for communicating a plurality of digital C&S signals between the host and the module, functional hardware responsive to the digital control signals and comprising sensing means for generating digital status signals, and processing means formed by an FPGA and a processor for processing the digital C&S signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2005
    Publication date: December 29, 2005
    Applicant: JDS Uniphase Corporation
    Inventors: Jay Pierce, Darrel Kanagy, David Schneider, Christopher Zuhlke
  • Patent number: D898888
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Lowe's Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Angela Nixon Shore, Annie Pierce Haynes, Carolyn Morgan Stafford, Jay Kinsley Fording, Paul Richard Manley, Michael Anthony Lorenz, Ludwin Miguel Mora, Hun Jung Choi, Young Jo Kim