Patents by Inventor Brad Taylor

Brad 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: 20210047159
    Abstract: A vehicle lift includes a base, a platform assembly, and an actuation member. The platform assembly includes a platform base, an adjustable bridge slidably coupled with the platform base, and a friction-reduction assembly that biases the adjustable bridge away from the platform base. The friction-reduction assembly may include a retractable flat surface, a ball, or other component made of a friction-reducing material, such as a plastic material, that recesses into the platform by way of compression springs, wave spring washers, Belleville washers, a rebounding material, or the like. A pair of lifts may be tied together by a brace at one end or both for additional structural support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: Vehicle Service Group, LLC
    Inventors: Gerry Lauderbaugh, Brad Gee, Roger Ward, Steven Taylor
  • Publication number: 20200338685
    Abstract: This disclosure includes methods and systems for producing ophthalmic lenses. Some methods include identifying a plurality of zones within a spatial representation of a lens blank, selecting, for each of the zones, one or more parameters for producing the lens, and producing the lens by removing material from the lens blank according to the one or more parameters of each of the zones.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Sébastien PIRAUBE, Bruce TAYLOR, Brad GELB, Mark KALUZA, Peter HONES, Fred ADOLFO
  • Patent number: 10708709
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses for detecting the start of a walk event are disclosed. The method comprises detecting that a wearable device is in a walk mode if it is determined that the wearable device has exited a geo-fence zone and that the wearable device is not connected to a wireless network; comparing current environment details associated with the wearable device to past walk environment details associated with the wearable device to identify at least one similarity between the current environment details and the past walk environment details; confirming that the wearable device is in the walk mode upon identifying at least one similarity between the current environment details and the past walk environment details, the predictive function refined using the one or more previous responses to a walk mode prompt; and transmitting a recorded GPS location of the wearable device while the wearable device is in a walk mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Mars, Incorporated
    Inventors: Brad Taylor, Daniel James Harman
  • Patent number: 10569379
    Abstract: Described is a variable reference blocking apparatus for blocking an optical article (5). The apparatus comprises an adjustable ring unit (11) having a plurality of concentric members (19,19c,19i) positioned about a central axis. Each concentric member (19,19c,19i) generally comprises a lip region (17) on its upper end that is capable of receiving at least a portion of a front face of the optical article (5). The apparatus further comprises a moveable base (13) in which its upper portion is coupled with a removable insert (7). The removable insert (7) is generally positioned to be centered about the front face of the optical article (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL
    Inventors: James Monaghan, Bruce Taylor, Brad Gelb
  • Patent number: 10413150
    Abstract: Cleaning mop frames structurally configured to provide a more even distribution of floor soil across a surface of a wiper attached to such mop frames are provided. The mop frames include a central body portion, a top surface, a bottom surface, opposed side edges, and opposed front and rear edges. The mop frame may also include at least one retaining structure configured to releasably attach a cleaning fabric proximate to or adjacent to at least the bottom surface of the mop frame. Cleaning implements including a mop frame, a yoke assembly, and a multi-pivoting hinge attached to and connecting the mop frame and the yoke assemble are also provided. The multi-pivoting hinge being configured to allow the yoke assembly to selectively swing from a top surface to a bottom surface of the mop frame or vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: AVINTIV Specialty Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: James Taylor, Mark Hoyle, Brad Forrest, Thomas Perelli
  • Patent number: 10393451
    Abstract: A heat exchanger having at least one of side plates embodying a polygonal aperture through the planar base thereof, located at a predetermined position, and at least two corresponding shear-apertures located at the interface between the planar base and a first wall and a second wall of the side plate, each adjacent to the base aperture, providing at least one flexing location to accommodate thermal expansion of the heat exchanger during thermal cycling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO International America, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Tylutki, Yasuhiro Ando, Brad Eklov, Keith Brandau, Steven Maloney, Alexander Taylor
  • Patent number: 10371377
    Abstract: A burner assembly combines oxygen and fuel to produce a flame. The burner assembly includes an oxygen supply tube adapted to receive a stream of oxygen and a solid fuel conduit arranged to extend through the oxygen tube to convey a stream of fluidized, pulverized, solid fuel into a flame chamber. Oxygen flowing through the oxygen supply tube passes generally tangentially through a first set of oxygen-injection holes formed in the solid fuel conduit and off-tangentially from a second set of oxygen-injection holes formed in the solid fuel conduit and then mixes with fluidized, pulverized, solid fuel passing through the solid fuel conduit to create an oxygen-fuel mixture in a downstream portion of the solid fuel conduit. This mixture is discharged into a flame chamber and ignited in the flame chamber to produce a flame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Curtis Taylor, Brad Patterson, Jayson Perdue
  • Publication number: 20190090087
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses for detecting the start of a walk event are disclosed. The method comprises detecting that a wearable device is in a walk mode if it is determined that the wearable device has exited a geo-fence zone and that the wearable device is not connected to a wireless network; comparing current environment details associated with the wearable device to past walk environment details associated with the wearable device to identify at least one similarity between the current environment details and the past walk environment details; confirming that the wearable device is in the walk mode upon identifying at least one similarity between the current environment details and the past walk environment details, the predictive function refined using the one or more previous responses to a walk mode prompt; and transmitting a recorded GPS location of the wearable device while the wearable device is in a walk mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Brad Taylor, Daniel James Harman
  • Patent number: 10142773
    Abstract: A system, method, and apparatus for detecting the start of a walk event. The method comprises identifying the location of a wearable device; determining if the wearable device has exited a geo-fence zone; confirming that a wearable device is in a walk mode if it is determined that the wearable device has exited a geo-fence zone and that the wearable device is not connected to a wireless network; enabling a GPS receiver; continuously recording the location of the wearable device received from the GPS receiver while the wearable device is in a walk mode; and transmitting the recorded location of the wearable device while the wearable device is in a walk mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: MARS, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Brad Taylor, Daniel James Harman
  • Publication number: 20180330449
    Abstract: Described herein is an automated method for the preparation of an accident profile or notice of loss as part of an insured claim submission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Hugh Bryan Reeves, Rachel Grenier, Amelia Klassen, Jennifer Letkemann, Brad Taylor, Mathew Taylor, Guy Zeaton, Tennyson Quan, Curtis Ray
  • Publication number: 20180103342
    Abstract: A system, method, and apparatus for detecting the start of a walk event. The method comprises identifying the location of a wearable device; determining if the wearable device has exited a geo-fence zone; confirming that a wearable device is in a walk mode if it is determined that the wearable device has exited a geo-fence zone and that the wearable device is not connected to a wireless network; enabling a GPS receiver; continuously recording the location of the wearable device received from the GPS receiver while the wearable device is in a walk mode; and transmitting the recorded location of the wearable device while the wearable device is in a walk mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: Brad Taylor, Daniel James Harman
  • Patent number: 9605791
    Abstract: A post mounting system includes a post and at least one device for mounting to the post. The post includes a first elongate flange and at least one other elongate flange projecting from a proximal edge of the first flange. A portion of the first flange is deformed to facilitate mounting of the device. The device is located at a given position along the first flange. Upon being located in the given position, the device interacts with the deformed portion to resist lateral movement away from the first flange. The device can include a body and projections that define a recess. Remote ends of the projections are spaced from each other by a distance that is less than a lateral width of the deformed portion. The device can be positioned onto the post and receive the deformed portion in the recess to enable mounting of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Onesteel Wire Pty Limited
    Inventors: Warren John Howlett, Mark White, Brad Taylor
  • Publication number: 20150233141
    Abstract: A post that comprises at least one elongate flange with one or more spaced apertures therethrough is disclosed. A given one of the apertures is located and configured to be elongate, whereby a longitudinal axis of the given aperture is generally parallel to or aligned with an elongate axis of the flange. Configuration of the aperture, as presently disclosed, has surprisingly been shown to assist with the prevention of failure of the post at the aperture when a bending moment is applied to the post in a first instance. The post may be employed in applications such as fencing, demarcation, signage, retention, barricades etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: Brad Taylor, Mark White
  • Publication number: 20140339378
    Abstract: A post mounting system includes a post and at least one device for mounting to the post. The post includes a first elongate flange and at least one other elongate flange projecting from a proximal edge of the first flange. A portion of the first flange is deformed to facilitate mounting of the device. The device is located at a given position along the first flange. Upon being located in the given position, the device interacts with the deformed portion to resist lateral movement away from the first flange. The device can include a body and projections that define a recess. Remote ends of the projections are spaced from each other by a distance that is less than a lateral width of the deformed portion. The device can be positioned onto the post and receive the deformed portion in the recess to enable mounting of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: Onesteel Wire Pty Limited
    Inventors: Warren John Howlett, Mark White, Brad Taylor
  • Patent number: 8626753
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus provide for a personalization search engine that receives a search query from a first user and identifies multiple portions of indexed content—where each respective portion of indexed content has metadata that matches at least one characteristic of the search query. The personalization search engine determines a relevance of each respective portion of indexed content to the first user who provided the search query. It is understood that, in various embodiments, the relevance of a portion of indexed content has to the first user who provided the search query can be based on user feedback associated with an online version of that portion of indexed content. The personalization search engine ranks the multiple portions of indexed content according to their respective relevance to the first user who provided the search query and creates a search result based on ranking the multiple portions of indexed content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Inventors: Anshu Aggarwal, Brad Taylor
  • Patent number: D723186
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Onesteel Wire Pty Limited
    Inventors: Brad Taylor, Mark White
  • Patent number: D723187
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Onesteel Wire Pty Limited
    Inventors: Brad Taylor, Mark White
  • Patent number: D723188
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Onesteel Wire Pty Limited
    Inventors: Brad Taylor, Mark White
  • Patent number: D725296
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Onesteel Wire Pty Limited
    Inventors: Brad Taylor, Mark White
  • Patent number: D725297
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Onesteel Wire Pty Limited
    Inventors: Brad Taylor, Mark White