Patents by Inventor Bruce G. Taylor

Bruce G. 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: 10463407
    Abstract: An implant that facilitates the fusion of a first bone part with a second bone part includes an implant body that extends between the first bone part and the second bone part. The implant body includes a first portion that fits within a first receiving aperture in the first bone part, and the implant body includes a second portion that fits within a second receiving aperture in the second bone part. At least one of the first portion and the second portion can be made of bone. Additionally, at least the second portion is formed to have a non-circular cross-sectional shape to inhibit relative motion between the bone parts and the implant body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: WRIGHT MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Alan G. Taylor, Rebecca Hawkins Wahl, Bruce R. Lawrence
  • Publication number: 20180210881
    Abstract: A system and method for information technology (IT) migration includes determining a relationship among objects to be migrated such that the relationship includes a set of objects having at least one of a common feature or dependency between the objects in the set. The objects are grouped into a plurality of migration waves such that cross-wave relationships are minimized among the plurality of migration waves. The objects are migrated wave by wave.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: RICHARD K. ATHEY, JOHN K. BAKER, RONDA L. CASWELL, STEVE N. LEE, MATTHEW A. MARKLEY, BIRGIT PFITZMANN, MICHAEL TACCI, BRUCE G. TAYLOR, TYLON O. WILLINGHAM
  • Patent number: 9971795
    Abstract: A system and method for information technology (IT) migration includes determining a relationship among objects to be migrated such that the relationship includes a set of objects having at least one of a common feature or dependency between the objects in the set. The objects are grouped into a plurality of migration waves such that cross-wave relationships are minimized among the plurality of migration waves. The objects are migrated wave by wave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Richard K. Athey, John K. Baker, Ronda L. Caswell, Steve N. Lee, Matthew A. Markley, Birgit Pfitzmann, Michael Tacci, Bruce G. Taylor, Tylon O. Willingham
  • Publication number: 20160012043
    Abstract: A system and method for information technology (IT) migration includes determining a relationship among objects to be migrated such that the relationship includes a set of objects having at least one of a common feature or dependency between the objects in the set. The objects are grouped into a plurality of migration waves such that cross-wave relationships are minimized among the plurality of migration waves. The objects are migrated wave by wave.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: RICHARD K. ATHEY, JOHN K. BAKER, RONDA L. CASWELL, STEVE N. LEE, MATTHEW A. MARKLEY, BIRGIT PFITZMANN, MICHAEL TACCI, BRUCE G. TAYLOR, TYLON O. WILLINGHAM
  • Patent number: 9141919
    Abstract: A system and method for information technology (IT) migration includes determining a relationship among objects to be migrated such that the relationship includes a set of objects having at least one of a common feature or dependency between the objects in the set. The objects are grouped into a plurality of migration waves such that cross-wave relationships are minimized among the plurality of migration waves. The objects are migrated wave by wave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Keith Athey, John K. Baker, Ronda L. Caswell, Steve N. Lee, Matthew A. Markley, Birgit Pfitzmann, Michael Tacci, Bruce G. Taylor, Tylon O. Willingham
  • Publication number: 20110213883
    Abstract: A system and method for information technology (IT) migration includes determining a relationship among objects to be migrated such that the relationship includes a set of objects having at least one of a common feature or dependency between the objects in the set. The objects are grouped into a plurality of migration waves such that cross-wave relationships are minimized among the plurality of migration waves. The objects are migrated wave by wave.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Richard Keith Athey, John K. Baker, Ronda L. Caswell, Steve N. Lee, Matthew A. Markley, Birgit Pfitzmann, Michael Tacci, Bruce G. Taylor, Tylon O. Willingham
  • Publication number: 20110005988
    Abstract: Disclosed is a unique filter assembly for ensuring replacement cartridge compatibility in filtration systems having replaceable filter cartridges with lugged mounting systems. One representative filter assembly includes a representative cartridge member having a body portion for enclosing filter media and a neck portion depending therefrom. The representative neck portion of the representative cartridge includes at least one axial inlet port for directing unfiltered fluid into the body portion and at least one axial outlet port for directing filtered fluid out of the body portion. The representative neck portion also has at least two representative lugs depending radially outwardly therefrom, wherein at least one lug defines a keyed surface formation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Inventors: Laurence W. Bassett, William Contaxis, III, Bruce G. Taylor, David A. Carbo
  • Publication number: 20100288687
    Abstract: Disclosed is a unique filter assembly for ensuring replacement cartridge compatibility in filtration systems having replaceable filter cartridges with lugged mounting systems. One representative filter assembly includes a representative cartridge member having a body portion for enclosing filter media and a neck portion depending therefrom. The representative neck portion of the representative cartridge includes at least one axial inlet port for directing unfiltered fluid into the body portion and at least one axial outlet port for directing filtered fluid out of the body portion. The representative neck portion also has at least two representative lugs depending radially outwardly therefrom, wherein at least one lug defines a keyed surface formation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Inventors: Laurence W. Bassett, William Contaxis, III, Bruce G. Taylor, David A. Carbo
  • Patent number: 7763170
    Abstract: Disclosed is a unique filter assembly for ensuring replacement cartridge compatibility in filtration systems having replaceable filter cartridges with lugged mounting systems. One representative filter assembly includes a representative cartridge member having a body portion for enclosing filter media and a neck portion depending therefrom. The representative neck portion of the representative cartridge includes at least one axial inlet port for directing unfiltered fluid into the body portion and at least one axial outlet port for directing filtered fluid out of the body portion. The representative neck portion also has at least two representative lugs depending radially outwardly therefrom, wherein at least one lug defines a keyed surface formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Laurence W. Bassett, William Contaxis, III, Bruce G. Taylor, David A. Carbo
  • Publication number: 20090020470
    Abstract: Disclosed is a unique filter assembly for ensuring replacement cartridge compatibility in filtration systems having replaceable filter cartridges with lugged mounting systems. One representative filter assembly includes a representative cartridge member having a body portion for enclosing filter media and a neck portion depending therefrom. The representative neck portion of the representative cartridge includes at least one axial inlet port for directing unfiltered fluid into the body portion and at least one axial outlet port for directing filtered fluid out of the body portion. The representative neck portion also has at least two representative lugs depending radially outwardly therefrom, wherein at least one lug defines a keyed surface formation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2008
    Publication date: January 22, 2009
    Inventors: Laurence W. Bassett, William Contaxis, III, Bruce G. Taylor, David A. Carbo
  • Patent number: 7135113
    Abstract: A filter assembly is disclosed including a cartridge member having a body portion and a cylindrical neck portion depending from the body portion, the neck portion having at least one lug depending radially outwardly therefrom having a keyed surface formation thereon, and a reception member defining an axial bore for receiving the neck portion of the cartridge member, the bore having at least one reception area provided therein for receiving the at least one lug, the reception area having a compatible mating surface formation defined therein for engaging the keyed surface formation on the lug so as to prevent engagement with an incompatible cartridge member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2006
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Laurence W. Bassett, William Contaxis, III, Bruce G. Taylor, David A. Carbo
  • Patent number: 6949189
    Abstract: Disclosed is a unique filter assembly for ensuring replacement cartridge compatibility in filtration systems having replaceable filter cartridges with lugged mounting systems. One representative filter assembly includes a representative cartridge member having a body portion for enclosing filter media and a neck portion depending therefrom. The representative neck portion of the representative cartridge includes at least one axial inlet port for directing unfiltered fluid into the body portion and at least one axial outlet port for directing filtered fluid out of the body portion. The representative neck portion also has at least two representative lugs depending radially outwardly therefrom, wherein at least one lug defines a keyed engagement surface, a leading inclined cam surface and a trailing inclined cam surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2005
    Assignee: CUNO Incorporated
    Inventors: Laurence W. Bassett, William Contaxis, III, Bruce G. Taylor, David A. Carbo
  • Publication number: 20040144713
    Abstract: A filter assembly is disclosed including a cartridge member having a body portion and a cylindrical neck portion depending from the body portion, the neck portion having at least one lug depending radially outwardly therefrom having a keyed surface formation thereon, and a reception member defining an axial bore for receiving the neck portion of the cartridge member, the bore having at least one reception area provided therein for receiving the at least one lug, the reception area having a compatible mating surface formation defined therein for engaging the keyed surface formation on the lug so as to prevent engagement with an incompatible cartridge member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2004
    Publication date: July 29, 2004
    Inventors: Laurence W. Bassett, William Contaxis, Bruce G. Taylor, David A. Carbo
  • Publication number: 20040144710
    Abstract: Disclosed is a unique filter assembly for ensuring replacement cartridge compatibility in filtration systems having replaceable filter cartridges with lugged mounting systems. One representative filter assembly includes a representative cartridge member having a body portion for enclosing filter media and a neck portion depending therefrom. The representative neck portion of the representative cartridge includes at least one axial inlet port for directing unfiltered fluid into the body portion and at least one axial outlet port for directing filtered fluid out of the body portion. The representative neck portion also has at least two representative lugs depending radially outwardly therefrom, wherein at least one lug defines a keyed engagement surface, a leading inclined cam surface and a trailing inclined cam surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2003
    Publication date: July 29, 2004
    Inventors: Laurence W. Bassett, William Contaxis, Bruce G. Taylor, David A. Carbo
  • Publication number: 20020185425
    Abstract: A filter assembly is disclosed including a cartridge member having a body portion and a cylindrical neck portion depending from the body portion, the neck portion having at least one lug depending radially outwardly therefrom having a keyed surface formation thereon, and a reception member defining an axial bore for receiving the neck portion of the cartridge member, the bore having at least one reception area provided therein for receiving the at least one lug, the reception area having a compatible mating surface formation defined therein for engaging the keyed surface formation on the lug so as to prevent engagement with an incompatible cartridge member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2002
    Publication date: December 12, 2002
    Inventors: Laurence W. Bassett, William Contaxis, Bruce G. Taylor, David A. Carbo
  • Patent number: 6458269
    Abstract: A filter assembly is disclosed including a cartridge member having a body portion and a cylindrical neck portion depending from the body portion, the neck portion having at least one lug depending radially outwardly therefrom having a keyed surface formation thereon, and a reception member defining an axial bore for receiving the neck portion of the cartridge member, the bore having at least one reception area provided therein for receiving the at least one lug, the reception area having a compatible mating surface formation defined therein for engaging the keyed surface formation on the lug so as to prevent engagement with an incompatible cartridge member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2002
    Assignee: Cuno Incorporated
    Inventors: Laurence W. Bassett, William Contaxis, III, Bruce G. Taylor, David A. Carbo
  • Patent number: 5919362
    Abstract: An encapsulated filter cartridge assembly is disclosed which is adapted and configured for reception within an elongated cartridge housing of a filtration system. The filter cartridge assembly includes an elongated filtration element, a connector head positioned adjacent an upper end portion of the filtration element, an outer shell extending axially from the connector head and encapsulating the filtration element, and an expansion joint integrally formed in the outer shell to facilitate expansion of the outer shell within the elongated cartridge housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 6, 1999
    Assignee: Cuno, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert G. Barnes, William Contaxis, III, Bruce G. Taylor
  • Patent number: 5151180
    Abstract: A filter device for use in a residential water supply system, or the like. The device includes a container having an enclosed cavity, and includes a filter unit disposed in the cavity. The device includes a two-stage filter having a first radial flow filter subassembly and a second axial flow filter subassembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1992
    Assignee: Cuno, Incorporated
    Inventors: Edward C. Giordano, Mark O'Brien, Raymond M. Petrucci, Bruce G. Taylor
  • Patent number: D321394
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 5, 1991
    Assignee: Cuno, Incorporate
    Inventors: Raymond M. Petrucci, Bruce G. Taylor, Edward C. Giordano, James M. Padilla, Carl Palmer
  • Patent number: D322836
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1991
    Assignee: Cuno Incorporated
    Inventors: Raymond M. Petrucci, Bruce G. Taylor, Edward C. Giordano, James M. Padilla, Carl Palmer