Patents by Inventor Zachary Smith

Zachary 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).

  • Publication number: 20240112544
    Abstract: An electronic gaming device that includes a display device, an input device, a memory device, and a processor is described. The processor causes to be displayed a dual symbol configured as a wild symbol and as a credit on reel (or cash-on-reel) symbol that indicates a prize to be awarded if a trigger symbol also lands in the same row as the dual symbol. The processor causes a base game to be initiated that includes causing symbols to be displayed on reels within a display matrix on a display device wherein each reel is configured to spin. During game play of the base game, the dual symbol, if displayed, persists between different reel spins and moves up one row each reel spin from a previous symbol position to a new symbol position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2022
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Inventors: Kelly Lockheed, Jeffrey Uss, Hanna Sanborn, Nathan Warms, Zachary Smith, Rogelio Decasa, JR., Jennifer Mizzi, Scott Hopkins
  • Publication number: 20240112539
    Abstract: A gaming system is provided. The gaming system may include a game display configured to display a game interface including a matrix having a plurality of rows including a plurality of matrix positions and a processor configured to determine a number of wild symbols currently displayed in the matrix, in response to determining the number of wild symbols currently displayed in the matrix exceeds a threshold number, determine a number of spin credits, in response to the number of spin credits being greater than zero, determine a weighting factor defining a probability for displaying a symbol in a respective matrix position, apply the determined weighting factors to respective lookup tables for each matrix position not currently displaying a wild symbol, and determine, for each matrix position not currently displaying a wild symbol, a symbol to display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2022
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Inventors: Erick Ching, Hanna Sanborn, Jennifer Mizzi, Nathan Warms, Rogelio Decasa, Jr., Zachary Smith, Jeffrey Uss, Kelly Lockheed
  • Publication number: 20240102102
    Abstract: Among the various aspects of the present disclosure is the provision of treatments, monitoring treatment or progression, or methods for detecting utDNA in a subject having or suspected of having a urinary tract-associated cancer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2022
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Applicant: Washington University
    Inventors: Aadel Chaudhuri, Kevin Chen, Pradeep Chauhan, Zachary Smith, Vivek Arora
  • Patent number: 11939100
    Abstract: A product unpacking system includes a work surface at a first height and a product unloading position at a second height. An adjustable cutter is positioned adjacent to the work surface and configured to cut a plurality of sides of each case. A case movement device, such as a robot or manual mover, is configured to retrieve a case from a group of cases and move the case to the cutter to cut a plurality of sides of the case. The case movement device may then move the cut case to an unload position over a product container to allow products within the case to drop into the product container. A system of conveyors may be used to convey empty product containers toward the work surface and to convey filled product containers away from the work surface. The system may be automated to receive recipe information for each case to be unloaded and modify parameters of the system based on the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: DLN Integrated Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip Schaafsma, Robert Clarkson, Garrett Smith, Travis Kempton, Christopher Anten, Zachary Nickels
  • Publication number: 20240090653
    Abstract: A protective tool pouch apparatus. The protective tool pouch apparatus includes a receptacle component for accepting and holding tools and/or building materials. The protective tool pouch apparatus includes keeping tools and/or building materials in a vertical orientation with friction and/or magnetics and/or grooves and/or ridges and/or removable dividers in a pre-determined size for preventing the tools and/or building materials from wearing a bottom surface and/or creating a hole in the bottom surface of the receptacle component. The protective tool pouch apparatus can be used as a standalone component and/or inserted into existing tool belts, arm belts, apron pockets, vest pockets, holsters, bags, pouches, clothing pockets, backpack pockets, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2022
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Inventors: Zachary WACHTER, Keith SMITH
  • Publication number: 20240083294
    Abstract: A refuse vehicle includes a chassis, a body coupled to the chassis, the body defining a refuse compartment, a tailgate detachably coupled to the body, and an electrical energy system, and a detachable electrical connection. A first portion of the electrical energy system is coupled to the tailgate. A second portion of the electrical energy system is coupled to the body. The detachable electrical connection is between the first portion and the second portion of the electrical energy system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Applicant: Oshkosh Corporation
    Inventors: Joshua D. Rocholl, Derek Wente, John Kellander, Cody D. Clifton, Vincent Hoover, Zachary L. Klein, Clinton T. Weckwerth, Skylar A. Wachter, Chad Smith, Neil DEKARSKE
  • Publication number: 20240071169
    Abstract: Techniques and systems for providing games of chance with multiple levels of persistent features are disclosed. Some example systems include scatter prize indicators that are each associated with different symbol positions of a game of chance. When a scatter symbol is selected for a given symbol position, the scatter prize indicator associated therewith may be upgraded; selection of a sufficient number of symbol positions may result in a feature game mode being activated. During feature game mode play, scatter symbols are retained after each play of the game until either sufficient consecutive plays occur without any scatter symbols being obtained or until all symbol positions have scatter symbols. In the latter case, the scatter prize indicators are upgraded and play continues. In the former case, the feature game mode concludes. Various enhancements may be triggered based on the number of times that the feature game mode has been activated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Inventors: Nathan Warms, Jennifer Mizzi, Rogelio Decasa, JR., Zachary Smith, Erick Ching, Jeffrey Uss, Hanna Sanborn
  • Patent number: 11897894
    Abstract: Provided is a photochromic indolenapthtopyran having the core skeletal structure of Formula (I): wherein R1 and R2 are each independently substituted or unsubstituted alkyloxy, substituted or unsubstituted aryloxy, substituted or unsubstituted alkylthio, substituted or unsubstituted arylthio, substituted or unsubstituted ether, substituted or unsubstituted thioether, amino, a nitrogen-containing heterocycle, substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted aryl, —NHC(O)Ra, or —OC(O)Ra, wherein Ra is substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted aryl, substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl, substituted or unsubstituted alkoxy, substituted or unsubstituted aryloxy, substituted or unsubstituted alkylthio, or substituted or unsubstituted arylthio; R4 is selected from hydrogen, substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted heterocycloalkyl, allyl, substituted or unsubstituted aryl, or substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl; and B and B? are each independently
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Transitions Optical, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryan Stayshich, Zachary Smith, Robert W. Walters
  • Patent number: 11891481
    Abstract: Compositions and methods related to the synthesis and application of poly(aryl ether)s are generally described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Timothy Manning Swager, Zachary Smith, Francesco Maria Benedetti, Sheng Guo
  • Patent number: 11887428
    Abstract: Techniques and systems for providing games of chance with multiple levels of persistent features are disclosed. Some example systems include scatter prize indicators that are each associated with different symbol positions of a game of chance. When a scatter symbol is selected for a given symbol position, the scatter prize indicator associated therewith may be upgraded; selection of a sufficient number of symbol positions may result in a feature game mode being activated. During feature game mode play, scatter symbols are retained after each play of the game until either sufficient consecutive plays occur without any scatter symbols being obtained or until all symbol positions have scatter symbols. In the latter case, the scatter prize indicators are upgraded and play continues. In the former case, the feature game mode concludes. Various enhancements may be triggered based on the number of times that the feature game mode has been activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan Warms, Jennifer Mizzi, Rogelio Decasa, Jr., Zachary Smith, Erick Ching, Jeffrey Uss, Hanna Sanborn
  • Patent number: 11884684
    Abstract: Compositions and methods relating to compositions that include metal-organic frameworks are generally described. In some embodiments, branched nanoparticles made at least in part of metal-organic frameworks are described. In some embodiments, the morphology and size of the branched nanoparticles are controlled by the presence of a chemical modulator during synthesis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Zachary Smith, Lucas Chi, Hyunhee Lee
  • Publication number: 20240021052
    Abstract: Electronic gaming machines and systems are disclosed that provide for a symbol-based main game that features an array of symbol positions that may, if an array growth condition is met, increase in size. Determining whether the array growth condition is met may involve determining how many array growth symbols are shown in association with a game play. A further determination may be made as to whether a feature game trigger condition is met and, if so, a feature game may be presented that utilizes the same array of symbol positions that were present in the main game when the feature game was triggered. Additional array growth may occur in the feature game if the array growth condition is met again.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2023
    Publication date: January 18, 2024
    Inventors: Hanna Sanborn, Jennifer Mizzi, Jeffrey Uss, Rogelio Decasa, JR., Nathan Warms, Zachary Smith, Erick Ching
  • Patent number: 11847892
    Abstract: An electronic gaming machine (EGM) or another type of gaming device may be configured to provide games that involve “WYSIWYG” (what you see is what you get) symbols or “prize on” symbols. The gaming device may be configured to provide the value of all “prize on” symbols that land during a single instance of a game if a prize on trigger symbol, which also may be referred to herein as a blast symbol, lands during the same instance of the game. In some examples, the game may be a base game. According to some examples, a feature does not need to be triggered during the instance of the base game for the value of all prize on symbols that land during the instance of the base game to be awarded. In other examples, the game may be a feature game, such as a “hold and spin” game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2023
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Hanna Sanborn, Erick Ching, Chad La Guardia, Nathan Warms, Zachary Smith, Scott Hopkins, Jennifer Mizzi, Rogelio Decasa, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11835514
    Abstract: A breath analyte capture device includes a breath input port into which a user exhales a breath sample, and a cartridge insertion port for receiving a disposable cartridge containing an interactant. During exhalation of a breath sample, at least a portion of the breath sample is routed through the cartridge such that the analyte (such as breath acetone) is captured by the interactant. In some embodiments, the concentration of the analyte in the breath sample is measured by monitoring a chemical reaction that occurs in the disposable cartridge. The chemical reaction may be monitored by illuminating the cartridge at each of multiple light wavelengths while measuring reflected light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Invoy Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Lubna Ahmad, Zachary Smith, Salman Ahmad, Connie Kim, Ayman Luqman
  • Patent number: 11832963
    Abstract: A portable system is provided for measuring an analyte, such as acetone, in the breath or other bodily fluid of a user. The system includes a portable measurement device that analyzes fluid samples and generates corresponding measurements. The portable measurement device communicates with an application which runs on a smartphone or other mobile device of the user, and the application reports measurement data to a remote system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2023
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Invoy Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Lubna M. Ahmad, Salman A. Ahmad, Zachary Smith
  • Patent number: 11827647
    Abstract: Compositions, devices, and methods relating to the use of mixed-matrix membranes containing metal-organic frameworks to separate gases are generally described. In some embodiments, branched nanoparticles made at least in part of metal-organic frameworks are described. In some embodiments, the morphology and size of the branched nanoparticles are controlled by the presence of a chemical modulator during synthesis. In some embodiments, the branched nanoparticles are uniformly distributed in a mixed-matrix membrane. In some embodiments, the mixed-matrix membrane is configured to separate one or more gases from a gas mixture. In some embodiments, the branched nanoparticles contribute at least in part to an increase in permeability, selectivity, and/or resistance to plasticization of the mixed-matrix membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignees: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Aramco Services Company
    Inventors: Zachary Smith, Lucas Chi, Benjamin James Sundell, Ke Zhang, Steven C. Hayden, Daniel J. Harrigan, Hyunhee Lee
  • Patent number: 11816960
    Abstract: Nested frenzy modes for games of chance are disclosed. When a first frenzy mode is activated, opportunities are provided to obtain first frenzy item symbols as part of game outcomes. Each first frenzy item symbol that is obtained in an outcome may cause a number of obtained frenzy items of a featured set of frenzy items to be incremented by a first value. When all frenzy items in the featured set of frenzy items are obtained, a featured set prize is awarded and a new set of frenzy items presented. Additionally, there are opportunities within the first frenzy mode to trigger a second frenzy mode in which second frenzy item symbols are potentially obtainable. Should a second frenzy item symbol be obtained, then the number of obtained frenzy items of the featured set of frenzy items may be incremented by a second value that is greater than the first value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Rogelio Decasa, Jr., Hanna Sanborn, Jeffrey Uss, Jennifer Mizzi, Erick Ching, Nathan Warms, Zachary Smith
  • Patent number: 11806128
    Abstract: A breath analysis device into which a user exhales a breath sample is capable of venting an initial portion of the breath sample from the device, and routing a second portion of the breath sample into a disposable cartridge containing an interactant. The device may include a sensor, such as a pressure sensor, for detecting the initiation of exhalation, and may include a controller that switches a valve during the exhalation process to route a desired portion of the breath sample into the cartridge. After the exhalation process, an LED/photodiode arrangement, or another type of optical sensor, may be used to measure a color change produced by a chemical reaction in the cartridge, to thereby measure a concentration of a ketone or other analyte in the breath sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Invoy Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Lubna M. Ahmad, Zachary Smith, Salman A. Ahmad
  • Publication number: 20230326288
    Abstract: An electronic gaming machine includes a processor configured to control a display to display a matrix of award symbol display positions, at least some of the award symbol display positions including an award symbol. The processor is also configured to control the display to display at least one selection indicium within the matrix, determine a starting award symbol display position and an ending award symbol display position within the matrix, randomly determine a path between the starting award symbol display position and the ending award symbol display position, control the display to display the at least one selection indicium traversing the randomly determined path between the starting award symbol display position and the ending award symbol display position, and provide an award associated with the ending award symbol display position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2023
    Publication date: October 12, 2023
    Inventors: Katie Azbill, Zachary Smith
  • Patent number: 11779271
    Abstract: A portable system is provided for measuring an analyte, such as acetone, in the breath or other bodily fluid of a user. The system includes a portable measurement device that analyzes fluid samples and generates corresponding measurements. The portable measurement device communicates with an application which runs on a smartphone or other mobile device of the user. The application tracks, and generates graphs of, the measurements, and may include various features for facilitating the analysis of the measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Invoy Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Lubna M. Ahmad, Salman A. Ahmad, Zachary Smith