Patents by Inventor Charles Taylor

Charles 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: 10782361
    Abstract: Circuits for monitoring a socket are disclosed, including a circuit comprising a first node arranged to be electrically connected to a first pole of an electrical plug when the electrical plug is inserted into a corresponding socket, a second node arranged to be connected to a first voltage, wherein the first node is arranged to be connected to the first pole when the electrical plug is inserted into the socket, a variable resistance connected between the first node and a third node, wherein the third node is arranged to receive a second voltage, detection circuit arranged to detect the presence of the electrical plug or moisture in the socket based on a voltage at the first node, and a control circuit arranged to control the variable resistance to a first resistance value and, in response to the detection circuit detecting the presence of the electrical plug or moisture in the socket when the variable resistance is at the first resistance value, to a second resistance value, whereby the detection circuit dis
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Cirrus Logic, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Taylor, Robert Rand, Charles Keepax
  • Patent number: 10774183
    Abstract: A process for the manufacturing of a poly (arylether sulfone) polymer comprising reacting in a solvent mixture comprising a polar aprotic solvent and in the presence of an alkali metal carbonate, a monomer mixture which contains: at least one 1,4:3,6-dianhydrohexitol selected from the group consisting of isosorbide (1), isomannide (2) and isoidide (3); at least one dihaloaryl compound of formula (S): X—Ar1—SO2—[Ar2—(T-Ar3)n—SO2]m—Ar4—X wherein n and m, equal to or different from each other, are independently zero or an integer of 1 to 5; X and X?, equal to or different from each other, are halogens selected from F, Cl, Br, I; each of Ar1, Ar2, Ar3 and Ar4 equal to or different from each other and at each occurrence, is an aromatic moiety, T is a bond or a divalent group optionally comprising one or more than one heteroatom; optionally, at least one dihydroxyl compound different from the diol (AA); optionally, at least one dihaloaryl compound different from the dihalo (BB); and optionally, at least one hydroxy
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS USA, LLC.
    Inventors: Narmandakh Taylor, Charles R. Hoppin, Ahmed Khan, Henry Bradley, Suresh R. Sriram
  • Publication number: 20200286046
    Abstract: Provided is a method and a web-site integration system to integrate payment mechanisms into a commercial website that offers online merchants a flexible, user-friendly and customizable wizard to integrate payment mechanisms into their online commercial websites without having to understand the detailed intricacies of an API or other computer code. The wizard steps the merchant through creating an account to obtain credentials and educates the merchant on the page flows of the payment mechanism that the merchant wishes to integrate. Then, the wizard generates code snippets and files to be downloaded by the merchant and to be easily inserted into key pages of the merchant's online commercial website. The merchant can then test the completely integrated code in a developer's sandbox or go live with the completely integrated code.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Srinivasa Rao Pasupulati, Amish Patel, Nick Groleau, William Charles Taylor, Saleem Qadir
  • Patent number: 10765186
    Abstract: An umbrella having a quick release finial and a quick release cam cleat assembly is provided. The quick release finial includes a ball plunger assembly and a lever arm for applying force to release the ball plunger. The quick release cam cleat assembly includes a pivotable cam cleat and a pivotable gravity lock rocker arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Niche Inc.
    Inventors: Roland Letendre, Charles Taylor
  • Patent number: 10768825
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: 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: 20200279656
    Abstract: Computer-implemented methods are disclosed for estimating values of hemodynamic forces acting on plaque or lesions. One method includes: receiving one or more patient-specific parameters of at least a portion of a patient's vasculature that is prone to plaque progression, rupture, or erosion; constructing a patient-specific geometric model of at least a portion of a patient's vasculature that is prone to plaque progression, rupture, or erosion, using the received one or more patient-specific parameters; estimating, using one or more processors, the values of hemodynamic forces at one or more points on the patient-specific geometric model, using the patient-specific parameters and geometric model by measuring, deriving, or obtaining one or more of a pressure gradient and a radius gradient; and outputting the estimated values of hemodynamic forces to an electronic storage medium. Systems and computer readable media for executing these methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: HeartFlow, Inc.
    Inventors: Bon-Kwon KOO, Gilwoo CHOI, Hyun Jin KIM, Charles A. TAYLOR
  • Publication number: 20200266593
    Abstract: A connector arrangement includes a plug nose body; a printed circuit board positioned within a cavity of the plug nose body; and a plug cover that mounts to the plug nose body to enclose the printed circuit board within the cavity. The printed circuit board includes a storage device configured to store information pertaining to the electrical segment of communications media. The plug cover defines a plurality of slotted openings through which the second contacts are exposed. A connector assembly includes a jack module and a media reading interface configured to receive the plug. A patch panel includes multiple jack modules and multiple media reading interfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher Charles Taylor, Gordon John White, Alastair Hoath, Joseph C. Coffey, Loren J. Mattson, Duane Sand
  • Patent number: 10746943
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignees: CommScope Technologies LLC, CommScope Connectivity UK Limited
    Inventors: Thomas Marcouiller, Christopher Charles Taylor, John T. Pfarr, Kristofer Bolster, Oscar Fernando Bran de Leon, Loren J. Mattson
  • Patent number: 10738183
    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: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    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: 20200241212
    Abstract: A connector including two connector portions each including a ferrule and a latch, each latch including a distal end, and a proximal end, wherein the latch is pivotable about an intermediate connection portion; and a boot mounted to the connector portions, the boot movable longitudinally relative to the connector portions, wherein the boot causes the distal ends of the latch to pivot toward the ferrule of each connector portion as the boot is moved away from the connector portions. Front housings of the connector portions can each be rotated about the longitudinal axis of the ferrule without rotating the ferrule or the boot, to change the polarity of the two connector portions. The spacing between the two ferrules is adjustable. A holder holds the connector portions, the holder including side slots, the connector portions mounted to the holder by moving laterally to the side slots. The holder defines an area for receipt of a fiber optic cable when the ferrule is pushed in a direction toward the boot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicants: CommScope Connectivity UK Limited, CommScope Telecommunications (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: David Patrick MURRAY, Chris Charles TAYLOR, Gordon John WHITE, Zhaoyang TONG, Lei LIU
  • Patent number: 10716513
    Abstract: Computer-implemented methods are disclosed for assessing the effect of musculoskeletal activities on disease and/or clinical events, the method comprising: receiving a patient-specific vascular and musculoskeletal model of a patient's anatomy, including at least one vessel of the patient; receiving at least one characteristic of the patient's musculoskeletal activity; generating or updating a computational anatomic vascular and musculoskeletal model of the patient's anatomy based on the received at least one characteristic of musculoskeletal activity; performing at least one of a computational fluid dynamics analysis or a structural mechanics simulation on the computational anatomic vascular and musculoskeletal model; and estimating at least one of the patient's risk of disease or clinical events based on the performed computational fluid dynamics analysis and/or structural mechanics simulation. Systems and computer readable media for executing these methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: HeartFlow, Inc.
    Inventors: Gilwoo Choi, Charles A. Taylor, Leo J. Grady
  • Patent number: 10719239
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: 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: 20200222815
    Abstract: Multiple contestants engage in a fantasy sports game across a total of Y rounds of fantasy play which are indexed as rounds y={1, 2, . . . Y}. N and Y are integers greater than two. For each yth round of the total Y rounds corresponding to Y playoff rounds in a football league: a) exactly one winning fantasy team per group in the respective yth round is determined, each group comprising no more than N fantasy teams selected from either an immediately preceding (y?1)th round or from an initial upload of no more than NY fantasy teams for an initial (y=1)th round; and b) advancing to a next subsequent round only the winning fantasy teams. Further in the method, a grand prize is tangibly awarded to a contestant associated with the fantasy team determined to be the winner of the group in a final (y=Y)th round.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Darryl Baldwin, Charles Taylor, Jerry Stanton, Eric Nicoll, Eric Fears
  • Patent number: 10702799
    Abstract: Systems and methods for enhanced separation of H2S and NH3 in an H2S stripper using carbon dioxide and/or an inert gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Bechtel Hydrocarbon Technology Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Taylor, Charles Kimtantas
  • Patent number: 10702340
    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: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: HeartFlow, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles A. Taylor
  • Patent number: 10702339
    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: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: HeartFlow, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles A. Taylor
  • Patent number: 10692608
    Abstract: Computer-implemented methods are disclosed for estimating values of hemodynamic forces acting on plaque or lesions. One method includes: receiving one or more patient-specific parameters of at least a portion of a patient's vasculature that is prone to plaque progression, rupture, or erosion; constructing a patient-specific geometric model of at least a portion of a patient's vasculature that is prone to plaque progression, rupture, or erosion, using the received one or more patient-specific parameters; estimating, using one or more processors, the values of hemodynamic forces at one or more points on the patient-specific geometric model, using the patient-specific parameters and geometric model by measuring, deriving, or obtaining one or more of a pressure gradient and a radius gradient; and outputting the estimated values of hemodynamic forces to an electronic storage medium. Systems and computer readable media for executing these methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: HeartFlow, Inc.
    Inventors: Bon-Kwon Koo, Gilwoo Choi, Hyun Jin Kim, Charles A. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20200188029
    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: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventor: Charles A. TAYLOR
  • Patent number: 10682180
    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 patients 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 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: HeartFlow, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles A. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20200178815
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for using patient-specific anatomical models and physiological parameters to predict viability of a target tissue or vessel to guide diagnosis or treatment of cardiovascular disease. One method includes: receiving a patient-specific vessel model and a patient-specific tissue model of a patient anatomy; receiving one or more patient-specific physiological parameters (e.g. blood flow, anatomical characteristics, etc.) for one or more physiological states; estimating a viability characteristic of the patient-specific tissue or vessel model (e.g., via a trained machine learning algorithm), using the patient-specific physiological parameters; and outputting the viability characteristic to an electronic storage medium or display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Gilwoo CHOI, Michiel SCHAAP, Charles A. TAYLOR, Leo GRADY