Patents by Inventor Charles A. Taylor

Charles A. 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: 20190365470
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for simulating microvrascular networks from a vascular tree model to simulate tissue perfusion under various physiological conditions to guide diagnosis or treatment for cardiovascular disease. One method includes: receiving a patient-specific vascular model of a patient's anatomy, including a vascular network; receiving a patient-specific target tissue model in which a blood supply may be estimated; receiving joint prior information associated with the vascular model and the target tissue model; receiving data related to one or more perfusion characteristics of the target tissue; determining one or more associations between the vascular network of the patient-specific vascular model and one or more, perfusion characteristics of the target tissue using the joint prior information; and outputting a vascular tree model that extends to perfusion regions in the target tissue, using the determined associations between the vascular network and the perfusion characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Ying BAI, Michiel SCHAAP, Charles A. TAYLOR, Leo GRADY
  • Publication number: 20190368285
    Abstract: A locking mechanism for locking a mast includes a double acting cylinder having a piston coupled with a piston rod adapted to slide inside a cylinder barrel. The cylinder barrel is coupled with a first shaft through a first coupling pin. Mounting brackets coupled to a base plate of the mast guide a sliding motion of the first coupling pin, and the cylinder barrel. A first locking pin connected to the piston rod selectively engages a first side plate based on the sliding motion of the piston rod. A retraction stopper restricts a sliding motion of the first locking pin away from the first side plate, and subsequently causes a movement of the cylinder barrel towards the first end of the cylinder barrel. A second locking pin connected to the shaft selectively engages a second side plate based on the sliding motion of the cylinder barrel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: Caterpillar Global Mining Equipment LLC
    Inventors: Yagneshwar Natarajan, Charles Taylor Hudson
  • Patent number: 10492866
    Abstract: Embodiments include a system for determining cardiovascular information for a patient. The system may include at least one computer system configured to receive patient-specific data regarding a geometry of the patient's heart, and create a three-dimensional model representing at least a portion of the patient's heart based on the patient-specific data. The at least one computer system may be further configured to create a physics-based model relating to a blood flow characteristic of the patient's heart and determine a fractional flow reserve within the patient's heart based on the three-dimensional model and the physics-based model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: HeartFlow, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles A. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20190358065
    Abstract: Embodiments include methods of identifying a personalized cardiovascular device based on patient-specific geometrical information, the method comprising acquiring a geometric model of at least a portion of a patient's vascular system; obtaining one or more geometric quantities of one or more blood vessels of the geometric model of the patient's vascular system; determining the presence or absence of a pathology characteristic at a location in the geometric model of the patient's vascular system; generating an objective function defined by a plurality of device variables and a plurality of hemodynamic and solid mechanics characteristics; and optimizing the objective function using computational fluid dynamics and structural mechanics analysis to identify a plurality of device variables that result in desired hemodynamic and solid mechanics characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: HeartFlow, Inc.
    Inventors: Leo J. GRADY, Charles A. TAYLOR, Gilwoo CHOI, Campbell ROGERS
  • Publication number: 20190354283
    Abstract: A data-storage system comprises a head receiver configured to variably receive up to a number M of write heads. The data-storage system also includes an installed number N of write heads arranged in the head receiver, a substrate receiver configured to receive one or more data-storage substrates, and a positioner machine configured to adjust a relative placement of each of the M write heads with respect to at least one of the one or more data-storage substrates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Antony Ian Taylor ROWSTRON, Ioan Alexandru STEFANOVICI, Aaron William OGUS, Douglas Wayne PHILLIPS, Richard John BLACK, Austin Nicholas DONNELLY, Alexander Lloyd GAUNT, Andreas GEORGIOU, Ariel GOMEZ DIAZ, Serguei Anatolievitch LEGTCHENKO, Reinhard Sebastian Bernhard NOWOZIN, Benn Charles THOMSEN, Hugh David Paul WILLIAMS, David LARA SAUCEDO, Patrick Neil ANDERSON, Andromachi CHATZIELEFTHERIOU, John Christopher DAINTY, James Hilton CLEGG, Raluca Andreea DIACONU, Rokas DREVINSKAS, Mengyang YANG
  • Publication number: 20190350655
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for creating an interactive tool for determining and displaying a functional relationship between a vascular network and an associated perfused tissue. One method includes receiving a patient-specific vascular model of a patient's anatomy, including at least one vessel of the patient; receiving a patient-specific tissue model, including a tissue region associated with the at least one vessel of the patient; receiving a selected area of the vascular model or a selected area of the tissue model; and generating a display of a region of the tissue model corresponding to the selected area of the vascular model or a display of a portion of the vascular model corresponding to the selected area of the tissue model, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Clara Jaquet, Michiel SCHAAP, Ying BAI, Leo GRADY, Charles A. TAYLOR
  • Patent number: 10478252
    Abstract: Embodiments include a system for determining cardiovascular information for a patient. The system may include at least one computer system configured to receive patient-specific data regarding a geometry of the patient's heart, and create a three-dimensional model representing at least a portion of the patient's heart based on the patient-specific data. The at least one computer system may be further configured to create a physics-based model relating to a blood flow characteristic of the patient's heart and determine a fractional flow reserve within the patient's heart based on the three-dimensional model and the physics-based model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: HeartFlow, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles A. Taylor, Gilwoo Choi
  • Publication number: 20190346632
    Abstract: An adapter block assembly includes an adapter block, a circuit board arrangement, and a cover attached to the adapter block so that the circuit board arrangement is held to the adapter block by the cover. Contact assemblies can be disposed between the adapter block and the circuit board arrangement. The cover can be latched, heat staked, or otherwise secured to the adapter block. Each component of the adapter block assembly can include one or more parts (e.g., multiple adapter blocks, multiple circuit boards, and/or multiple cover pieces).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas Marcouiller, Christopher Charles Taylor, John T. Pfarr, Kristofer Bolster, Oscar Fernando Bran de Leon, Loren J. Mattson
  • Patent number: 10456276
    Abstract: A stent suitable for deployment in a blood vessel to support at least part of an internal wall of the blood vessel includes a plurality of longitudinally spaced-apart annular elements, and a plurality of connecting elements to connect adjacent annular elements. Each connecting element is circumferentially offset from the previous connecting element. Upon application of a load to the stent, the stent moves from an unloaded configuration to a loaded configuration. In the unloaded configuration the longitudinal axis of the stent is straight, and the stent is cylindrically shaped. In the loaded configuration the longitudinal axis of the stent is curved in three-dimensional space, and the stent is helically shaped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Veryan Medical Limited
    Inventors: Charles Taylor, Kevin Heraty, Liam Mullins
  • Patent number: 10451178
    Abstract: An auxiliary hydraulic pressurization system for use with a vehicle including a transmission having a hydraulic reservoir, a hydraulic circuit, and a main pump may include an auxiliary pump and a controller. The auxiliary pump has a low side adapted to be coupled to the hydraulic reservoir and a high side adapted to be coupled to the hydraulic circuit. The controller is electrically connectable to the auxiliary pump and is configured to turn on the auxiliary pump in response to receipt of a signal indicating that the vehicle is in a stop condition to maintain hydraulic pressurization of the hydraulic circuit of the transmission when the vehicle is in the stop condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Allison Transmission, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles F. Long, Phillip McCauley, Charles Taylor
  • Publication number: 20190318824
    Abstract: A noninvasive patient-specific method is provided to aid in the analysis, diagnosis, prediction or treatment of hemodynamics of the cardiovascular system of a patient. Coronary blood flow and pressure can be predicted using a 3-D patient image-based model that is implicitly coupled with a model of at least a portion of the remaining cardiovascular system. The 3-D patient image-based model includes at least a portion of the thoracic aorta and epicardial coronaries of the patient. The shape of one or more velocity profiles at the interface of the models is enforced to control complex flow features of recirculating or retrograde flow thereby minimizing model instabilities and resulting in patient-specific predictions of coronary flow rate and pressure. The invention allows for patient-specific predictions of the effect of different or varying physiological states and hemodynamic benefits of coronary medical interventions, percutaneous coronary interventions and surgical therapies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Charles A. TAYLOR, Hyun Jin KIM, Jessica S. COOGAN
  • Patent number: 10442921
    Abstract: A continuous solution polymerization process is disclosed wherein at least two homogeneous catalyst formulations are employed. A first homogeneous catalyst formulation is employed in a first reactor to produce a first ethylene interpolymer and a second homogeneous catalyst formulation is employed in a second reactor to produce a second ethylene interpolymer. Optionally a third ethylene interpolymer is formed in a third reactor. The resulting ethylene interpolymer products possess desirable properties in a variety of end use applications, for example in film applications. A means for increasing the molecular weight of the first ethylene interpolymer is disclosed and/or a means for increasing the temperature of the first reactor, relative to the third homogeneous catalyst formulation. A means for reducing the (?-olefin/ethylene) weight ratio in the first reactor is disclosed and/or reducing the density of the first ethylene interpolymer, relative to the third homogeneous catalyst formulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: NOVA Chemicals (International) S.A.
    Inventors: Zengrong Zhang, Niousha Kazemi, Stephen Salomons, Monika Kleczek, Mehdi Keshtkar, Brian Molloy, Qinyan Wang, Peter Zoricak, Charles Carter, XiaoChuan Wang, Christopher Dobbin, Fazle Sibtain, Kenneth Taylor, Lawrence VanAsseldonk, Hamidreza Khakdaman
  • Patent number: 10443729
    Abstract: A spring seal for a joint assembly pivotally joining a lever arm to a machine frame includes an annular body having a W-shaped cross section. The W-shaped cross section includes a first cantilevered arm, a parallel and spaced apart second cantilevered arm, and a spring leg joining the first and second cantilevered arms. The spring seal is disposed between a bearing surface on the lever arm and a lug on the frame. The W-shaped cross section of the spring seal can collapse and relax to accommodate movement between the lever arm and the frame lug. A second spring seal can be disposed between a second bearing surface on the lever arm and a second frame lug opposite the first lug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Pradeep Chapagain, Sunil I. Mathew, Charles Taylor Hudson
  • Patent number: 10441361
    Abstract: Embodiments include a system for determining cardiovascular information for a patient. The system may include at least one computer system configured to receive patient-specific data regarding a geometry of the patient's heart, and create a three-dimensional model representing at least a portion of the patient's heart based on the patient-specific data. The at least one computer system may be further configured to create a physics-based model relating to a blood flow characteristic of the patient's heart and determine a fractional flow reserve within the patient's heart based on the three-dimensional model and the physics-based model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: HeartFlow, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles A. Taylor
  • Patent number: 10442920
    Abstract: A continuous solution polymerization process is disclosed wherein at least two catalyst formulations are employed. A first homogeneous catalyst formulation is employed in a first reactor to produce a first ethylene interpolymer and a first heterogeneous catalyst formulation is employed in a second reactor to produce a second ethylene interpolymer. Optionally a third ethylene interpolymer is formed in a third reactor. The resulting ethylene interpolymer products possess desirable properties in a variety of end use applications, for example in film applications. A means for increasing the molecular weight of the first ethylene interpolymer is disclosed and/or a means for increasing the temperature of the first reactor, relative to a third homogeneous catalyst formulation. A means for reducing the (?-olefin/ethylene) weight ratio in the first reactor is disclosed and/or reducing the density of the first ethylene interpolymer, relative to a third homogeneous catalyst formulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: NOVA Chemicals (International) S.A.
    Inventors: Zengrong Zhang, Niousha Kazemi, Stephen Salomons, Monika Kleczek, Mehdi Keshtkar, Brian Molloy, Qinyan Wang, Peter Zoricak, Charles Carter, XiaoChuan Wang, Christopher Dobbin, Fazle Sibtain, Kenneth Taylor, Lawrence VanAsseldonk, Hamidreza Khakdaman
  • Publication number: 20190302386
    Abstract: A telecommunications system (14) includes a chassis (12) defining a front (18), a rear (16), and a plurality of first signal connection locations (38) adjacent the rear (16). A plurality of removable cassettes (10) are housed within the chassis (12), each including a cassette body (68) defining a fixed portion (80) that is coupled to one of the first signal connection locations (38) on the chassis (12) and a movable portion (82) that telescopically slides relative to the fixed portion (80), wherein the movable portion (82) is configured for movement in a direction from the front (18) to the rear (16) of the chassis (12), each cassette (10) defining a plurality of second signal connection locations (58).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicants: CommScope Technologies LLC, CommScope Connectivity UK Limited
    Inventors: Kamlesh G. PATEL, John Paul ANDERSON, Christopher Charles TAYLOR, David Patrick MURRAY
  • Patent number: 10420610
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for simulating microvascular networks from a vascular tree model to simulate tissue perfusion under various physiological conditions to guide diagnosis or treatment for cardiovascular disease. One method includes: receiving a patient-specific vascular model of a patient's anatomy, including a vascular network; receiving a patient-specific target tissue model in which a blood supply may be estimated; receiving joint prior information associated with the vascular model and the target tissue model; receiving data related to one or more perfusion characteristics of the target tissue; determining one or more associations between the vascular network of the patient-specific vascular model and one or more perfusion characteristics of the target tissue using the joint prior information; and outputting a vascular tree model that extends to perfusion regions in the target tissue, using the determined associations between the vascular network and the perfusion characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: HeartFlow, Inc.
    Inventors: Ying Bai, Michiel Schaap, Charles A. Taylor, Leo Grady
  • Patent number: 10424786
    Abstract: The invention relates to a particulate material comprising a plurality of composite particles, wherein the composite particles comprise: (a) a porous carbon framework comprising micropores and mesopores having a total pore volume of at least 0.6 cm3/g and no more than 2 cm3/g, where the volume fraction of micropores is in the range from 0.5 to 0.9 and the volume fraction of pores having a pore diameter no more than 10 nm is at least 0.75, and the porous carbon framework has a D50 particle size of less than 20 ?m; (b) silicon located within the micropores and/or mesopores of the porous carbon framework in a defined amount relative to the volume of the micropores and/or mesopores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Nexeon Limited
    Inventors: Charles Mason, Richard Taylor, Christopher Michael Friend
  • Publication number: 20190287353
    Abstract: A lottery ticket is printed on a substrate sheet material having a front surface with lottery game indicia printed thereon and a removable covering material, typically scratch-off material, covering the lottery game indicia which is removable by a player to expose the game indicia for playing the game and other game information printed on the substrate sheet material where at least part of the substrate sheet material is formed of a translucent synthetic material to enable viewing through the part by the player. In order to allow the ticket to be dispensed in a row of the tickets from a dispensing machine with an optical sensor, a patch of an opaque or semi-opaque material is applied onto the substrate at a location to cooperate with the sensor while it is operating to detect ticket location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Pierre Joseph Lavoie, Sindy Renee Catigay, Kristine Susan Wattis, Michael John Brickwood, Julia Elizabeth Cloutier, Timothy George Edginton, Peter Nguyen, Brett Charles Taylor, Nancy Bettcher
  • Patent number: 10413432
    Abstract: Embodiments include methods of identifying a personalized cardiovascular device based on patient-specific geometrical information, the method comprising acquiring a geometric model of at least a portion of a patient's vascular system; obtaining one or more geometric quantities of one or more blood vessels of the geometric model of the patient's vascular system; determining the presence or absence of a pathology characteristic at a location in the geometric model of the patient's vascular system; generating an objective function defined by a plurality of device variables and a plurality of hemodynamic and solid mechanics characteristics; and optimizing the objective function using computational fluid dynamics and structural mechanics analysis to identify a plurality of device variables that result in desired hemodynamic and solid mechanics characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: HeartFlow, Inc.
    Inventors: Leo J. Grady, Charles A. Taylor, Gilwoo Choi, Campbell Rogers