Patents by Inventor Brian J. Taylor

Brian J. 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).

  • Patent number: 11143055
    Abstract: A control system for a gas turbine engine is disclosed. In embodiments, control system includes a controller and a high speed recorder. The controller obtains a sensor value from a sensor connected to the gas turbine engine and publishes a tag that includes the type of event, the sensor value, and a timestamp. The high speed recorder checks the tag for an overspeed event. If an overspeed event is detected, the high speed recorder records values provided by the tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Solar Turbines Incorporated
    Inventors: Eduardo Bravo, Brian J. Taylor, John S. Bowen, Bruno E. Struck, Hyun D. Kim, Frederick B. Lorenz
  • Patent number: 11132682
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide for authenticating a user attempting to make a payment using a piezoelectric device are disclosed herein. In an embodiment, the piezoelectric device can be embedded on a credit card, debit card, or other form of payment card and signals generated by the piezoelectric device can be used to authenticate the user when making the payment. For example, the user can squeeze or manipulate the piezoelectric device in a specific predetermined pattern and the resulting electric charge or induced current generated by the piezoelectric device can facilitate transmitting a signal to a point of sale device, and the point of sale device can authenticate the user based on the signal. In other embodiments, the piezoelectric device can contain circuitry and/or logic that can authenticate the user and send a confirmation signal to the point of sale device to authenticate the payment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Brian J. Jacobsen, Benjamin S. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20210010388
    Abstract: A control system for a gas turbine engine is disclosed. In embodiments, control system includes a controller and a high speed recorder. The controller obtains a sensor value from a sensor connected to the gas turbine engine and publishes a tag that includes the type of event, the sensor value, and a timestamp. The high speed recorder checks the tag for an overspeed event. If an overspeed event is detected, the high speed recorder records values provided by the tag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: Solar Turbines Incorporated
    Inventors: Eduardo Bravo, Brian J. Taylor, John S. Bowen, Bruno E. Struck, Hyun D. Kim, Frederick B. Lorenz
  • Patent number: 10143097
    Abstract: A housing for an industrial sensor comprises integral U-shaped pockets configured to engage with attachment features of a complementary mounting bracket. The bracket comprises an overhang feature on a second end and a snap feature on an opposing first end. The housing can be mounted to the bracket by inserting a mounting boss formed within one of the U-shaped pockets underneath the overhang feature of the bracket, and pressing the housing against the bracket to cause the snap feature to engage with another mounting boss formed in the other U-shaped pocket. These mounting features allow the housing to be mounted easily and quickly without the use for additional tools. The housing can also be quickly removed from the bracket by pressing an extended tab near the snap feature to facilitate disengagement of the housing from the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Roberto S. Santos, Steven R. Tambeau, Brian J. Taylor, Burt Sacherski, Elik I. Fooks, Suresh R. Nair, Michael Flannery, Scott Wakefield
  • Publication number: 20180295732
    Abstract: A housing for an industrial sensor comprises integral U-shaped pockets configured to engage with attachment features of a complementary mounting bracket. The bracket comprises an overhang feature on a second end and a snap feature on an opposing first end. The housing can be mounted to the bracket by inserting a mounting boss formed within one of the U-shaped pockets underneath the overhang feature of the bracket, and pressing the housing against the bracket to cause the snap feature to engage with another mounting boss formed in the other U-shaped pocket. These mounting features allow the housing to be mounted easily and quickly without the use for additional tools. The housing can also be quickly removed from the bracket by pressing an extended tab near the snap feature to facilitate disengagement of the housing from the bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Roberto S. Santos, Steven R. Tambeau, Brian J. Taylor, Burt Sacherski, Elik I. Fooks, Suresh R. Nair, Michael Flannery, Scott Wakefield
  • Patent number: 8948324
    Abstract: A communications device includes a demodulator configured to demodulate a received communications signal into complex time domain samples. A processor is coupled to the demodulator and configured to determine the variance over time domain magnitude samples, perform a complex Fast Fourier Transform (cFFT) on the complex time domain samples as magnitude and phase to obtain frequency domain samples and determine the variance over the frequency domain samples. A comparator compares a variance ratio of the time domain magnitude samples and the frequency domain samples with a threshold to determine if a RF interferer is present, indicative that the communications channel is busy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Harris Corporation
    Inventors: James A. Norris, Brian J. Taylor, William L. Tyler
  • Publication number: 20140153617
    Abstract: A communications device includes a demodulator configured to demodulate a received communications signal into complex time domain samples. A processor is coupled to the demodulator and configured to determine the variance over time domain magnitude samples, perform a complex Fast Fourier Transform (cFFT) on the complex time domain samples as magnitude and phase to obtain frequency domain samples and determine the variance over the frequency domain samples. A comparator compares a variance ratio of the time domain magnitude samples and the frequency domain samples with a threshold to determine if a RF interferer is present, indicative that the communications channel is busy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: HARRIS CORPORATION
    Inventors: James A. NORRIS, Brian J. Taylor, William L. Tyler
  • Patent number: 8085514
    Abstract: A modular control assembly is provided for on-machine control of a desired machine. One embodiment has a machine mountable base and a replaceable control unit, wherein the machine mountable base has a machine protection device. In various embodiments of the machine mountable base, the machine protection device may have a short-circuit protective device and a disconnect device. In addition, various embodiments of the replaceable control unit may have a variable frequency drive, a soft start device, or an adjustable overload protection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian J. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20080284118
    Abstract: A vehicle comprising a vehicle body, a suspension system coupled to the vehicle body, and a plurality of wheels coupled to the suspension system comprising at least one pair of wheels, each wheel of the at least one pair of wheels being located on opposite sides of the vehicle. The suspension system comprises a changeable wheel track width for the at least one pair of wheels and the wheel track width is changeable between a narrow wheel track width setting and a wide wheel track width setting by pivoting a suspension link about a vertical axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2006
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Inventors: Roy Venton-Walters, Brian J. Taylor, Bradley C. Squires
  • Patent number: 6232557
    Abstract: A cable and modular connector system are provided for a power and data transmission network. The cable includes a pair of power conductors and a pair of signal conductors disposed in an insulative cover. The conductors are positioned to minimize differential mode noise imposed on the signal conductors by external sources. The connectors include a base module which is coupled conductors in the cable by insulation displacement members. Once installed, the base module may remain resident on the cable. An interface module is fitted to the base module for connecting a node device to the cable conductors via the modular connector. The system facilitates installation while providing a high degree of immunity to noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2001
    Assignee: Rockwell Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Robert E. Lounsbury, David D. Brandt, Dennis C. Mackey, Brian J. Taylor
  • Patent number: 6179644
    Abstract: A network system is provided for transmitting electrical power and data signals between a plurality of device nodes. The system includes a trunk cable in which a pair of dedicated power conductors and a pair of dedicated signal conductors are embedded in an insulative cover. Modular connectors are electrically coupled to the cable conductors at each device node. Each connector includes a base module and an interface module. The base module is attached to the cable via insulation piercing members and thereafter remains resident on the cable. The interface module is mated with the base module and serves to transmit power and data signals between the base module and a networked device. Several types of interface modules may be utilized interchangeably to permit the base module and cable to accommodate various types of devices and device drop cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2001
    Assignee: Rockwell Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Shawn L. Adams, David D. Brandt, Robert E. Lounsbury, Dennis C. Mackey, Steven R. McLaughlin, Richard F. Miller, Brian J. Taylor
  • Patent number: 5205092
    Abstract: A threshold mat comprising alternating scraper units and wiper units. The improvement is that the wipers, that is strips of carpeting are carried on extrusion carriers and are gripped by their edges via a tightenable clamp incorporated in the scraper unit. The feature of tightening enables different thicknesses of carpet material to be accommodated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1993
    Assignee: PSA Threshold Limited
    Inventor: Brian J. Taylor
  • Patent number: 4095921
    Abstract: A multi-cylinder compressor of the type suitable for use in a vehicle air-conditioning system includes a pair of axially spaced cylinder blocks for receiving a refrigerant fluid therein for compression. First and second sets of pistons are respectively reciprocated within the front and the rear cylinders, respectively by means of first and second sets of rods of different axial lengths. Also disclosed is an improved lubricating system for a compressor which includes a flapper element located near the oil hole to direct oil to the shaft seal for both clockwise and counterclockwise rotation of the compressor. The compressor may also include a slanted surface on the cam rotor for splashing oil onto the compressor housing wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1976
    Date of Patent: June 20, 1978
    Assignee: Sankyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaharu Hiraga, Brian J. Taylor
  • Patent number: D409144
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1999
    Assignee: Allen-Bradley Company, LLC
    Inventors: David D. Brandt, Robert E. Lounsbury, Dennis C. Mackey, Earl W. McCleerey, Michael E. Shirk, Brian J. Taylor, Douglas M. Walburn, Robert W. Walker, Robert N. Whiteman, Jr.
  • Patent number: D410627
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 8, 1999
    Assignee: Allen-Bradley Company, LLC
    Inventors: David D. Brandt, Robert E. Lounsbury, Dennis C. Mackey, Earl W. McCleerey, Michael E. Shirk, Brian J. Taylor, Douglas M. Walburn, Robert W. Walker, Robert N. Whiteman, Jr.
  • Patent number: D413099
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1999
    Assignee: Allen-Bradley Company, LLC
    Inventors: David D. Brandt, Robert E. Lounsbury, Dennis C. Mackey, Earl W. McCleerey, Michael E. Shirk, Brian J. Taylor, Douglas M. Walburn, Robert W. Walker, Robert N. Whiteman, Jr.
  • Patent number: D817891
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Roberto S. Santos, Steven R. Tambeau, Brian J. Taylor, Burt Sacherski, Elik I. Fooks, Suresh R. Nair, Michael Flannery, Scott Wakefield