Patents by Inventor Carl D. Taylor

Carl D. 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: 20200183065
    Abstract: Optical films are disclosed that include a plurality of interference layers. Each interference layer reflects or transmits light primarily by optical interference. The total number of the interference layers is less than about 1000. For a substantially normally incident light in a predetermined wavelength range, the plurality of interference layers has an average optical transmittance greater than about 85% for a first polarization state, an average optical reflectance greater than about 80% for an orthogonal second polarization state, and an average optical transmittance less than about 0.2% for the second polarization state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Adam D. Haag, Timothy J. Nevitt, Carl A. Stover, Andrew J. Ouderkirk, Robert D. Taylor, Zhaohui Yang
  • Patent number: 7584806
    Abstract: A support structure for an implement lift cylinder on an earth-working machine. The support structure includes first and second implement lift cylinder supports. The first implement lift cylinder support mounts to the work machine and the second implement lift cylinder support rotatably connects thereto about a first axis of rotation. The second implement lift cylinder support receives the implement lift cylinder and allows rotational movement thereof about a second axis of rotation. The first and second axes are located within a single plane. The dual axes provide stability and adjustability of the implement lift cylinder for different angle configurations of a work implement, such as an earth-working blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy J. Weirich, Bradley W. Green, Wesley C. Reetz, Carl D. Taylor
  • Patent number: 4902943
    Abstract: A plug-in starting aid for generating high voltage pulses in the ballast circuit of high intensity discharge lamp comprises interconnected electrical components mounted in a frame of insulating material. The frame has three terminals projecting out one side and engageable in the cooperating terminals of a connector block in which the starting in may be plugged in. The terminals are also engageable by standard mating wire terminals when the starting aid is used without a connector block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1990
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Judith A. Nicholson, Omer E. Murray, Jr., Carl D. Taylor
  • Patent number: 4477143
    Abstract: An electrical receptacle of the twist lock type adapted to receive a photoelectric controller can be assembled into a luminaire without requiring the luminaire housing to be turned over and can be oriented in the field without use of tools. The receptacle is retained in an aperture through the housing by a snap ring having tabs on the inside edge which engage ledges in the body portion of the receptacle. The snap ring has leaf springs which hold the receptacle resiliently down against the housing. By lifting up the receptacle, keying pins and recesses in the receptacle and housing are disengaged and the receptacle may be turned to a different orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1982
    Date of Patent: October 16, 1984
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Carl D. Taylor
  • Patent number: 4472015
    Abstract: A multifunction connector block for use in a luminaire to interconnect circuit components and facilitate assembly and subsequent changeouts. A plurality of similar interconnecting strips are disposed in spaced side-by-side relationship in insulating material. The strips have terminations on one side accommodating a disconnect plug for the line supply and the lamp, and on the other side accepting individual terminal connectors from ballast components. Intermediate terminations are accessible through the top of the block to a plug-in starting aid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1982
    Date of Patent: September 18, 1984
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Judith A. Nicholson, Carl D. Taylor, Omer E. Murray
  • Patent number: 4434456
    Abstract: A birdshield for closing off the back end of a luminaire having a slipfitter accommodating a range of pipe sizes, is formed from a substantially flat piece of moderately stiff and resilient material cut to a pattern fitting into the rear of the luminaire. A hole through the piece accommodates the smallest size of pipe and a lune-shaped knock-out may be torn out for larger sizes. Bent-out tabs on each side engage the upturned end wall of the slipfitter yoke to hold the birdshield captive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1982
    Date of Patent: February 28, 1984
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Carl D. Taylor
  • Patent number: 4426676
    Abstract: A luminaire having a slipfitter mounting for adjustably clamping a pipe support. The slipfitter comprises a yoke member which engages the underside of the pipe, and a transverse pivot rib forming part of the upper housing which engages the topside of the pipe. The yoke is pressed against the pipe by two pairs of bolts, one to the front and the other to the rear of the pivot rib, and these bolts are adjusted for leveling and clamping. Bosses with cored holes are cast in the housing to accommodate the bolts which are of thread-forming type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1982
    Date of Patent: January 17, 1984
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Carl D. Taylor
  • Patent number: 4379321
    Abstract: A heavy-duty luminaire comprises a housing assembly of plastics having good resistance to weathering or corrosion but capable of withstanding only low structural stress. The heavy electrical components are supported with a ballast compartment on a removable ballast tray which is attached to a main bracket. The main bracket receives its support directly from metal mounting means independently of the housing. The structural load on the plastic housing is limited substantially to its own weight plus that of a lightweight reflector assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1981
    Date of Patent: April 5, 1983
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jerry R. Plemmons, Carl D. Taylor