Patents by Inventor David A. Taylor

David 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: 20210007751
    Abstract: A clip applier may be configured to apply a surgical clip and have a pair of jaw members. Each of the jaw members may have an inner surface and a stabilizing member extending from the inner surface. Each of the jaw members may be configured to engage a distal portion of a leg member of the surgical clip. The stabilizing members may be configured to be positioned on opposite lateral sides of a proximal portion of the surgical clip to reduce lateral movement of the surgical clip. An inner portion of each of the stabilizing members may be spaced apart from the opposing jaw member in an open configuration, and each of the jaw members may have a channel on the inner surface to receive the opposing stabilizing member in a closed configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Carson J. SHELLENBERGER, Warren TAYLOR, Salvatore CASTRO, David Lee FOSHEE, Lynn WILLETT, Paul E. WHITING
  • Publication number: 20210004813
    Abstract: This system is for the management of warranty information comprising: a kiosk disposed at a construction site; retrieving a set of warranty requirements representing requirements for maintaining a valid warranty for the construction project from the distributed ledger, creating a warranty record including the set of warranty requirements, determining if a set of construction materials retrieved from a distributed ledger representing construction materials physically delivered to the construction site are in compliance with the set of warranty requirements, determining if an installation action detected by the kiosk is in compliance with the set of warranty requirements, detecting an environmental condition at a date and a time that the installation action is performed, determining if the installation action is in compliance with an environmental condition requirement included in the set of warranty requirements, creating or appending a warranty record and storing the warranty record on the distributed ledger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: Scientia Potentia Est, LLC.
    Inventors: Jeremy Blackburn, Tim McVicker, Justin Southward, W. Kurt Taylor, Karl David, Austi Critchfield, Michael Lu
  • Publication number: 20200410445
    Abstract: This system is a decentralized computerized system for administration and management of a construction project having a server configured to: receive a building information model from a design computing device, transmit to the bill of material to a supply computer device informing a third-party supplier to deliver the materials to the construction site, receive a material delivery information, receive material installation information, receive an internal and external inspection information debit a first account associated with the construction site and credit a second account associated with an external inspector, create a certification of code compliance. The server can be in communications with a site computer device is physically associated with the construction site that can be configured to receive the bill of materials the material delivery information from a site input interface, receive the material installation information, receive the internal and external inspection information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: Scientia Potentia Est., LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy Blackburn, Justin Southward, Tim McVicker, W. Kurt Taylor, Karl David, Austi Critchfield, Michael Lu
  • Publication number: 20200410791
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments may provide a site supervisor system for providing security and controlling access to a construction site. The site supervisor system may monitor and record information regarding individuals entering and leaving the construction site. The site supervisor system may also monitor the perimeter of the construction site to provide security, especially during non-working hours. The site supervisor system may use biometric-based identification devices to confirm the identity of individuals entering or leaving the construction site. In addition, the biometric-based identification devices may also be used to identify individuals on the perimeter of the construction site. The site supervisor system may also control access to tools, equipment, materials and areas of the construction site. As to tools, equipment and materials, the site supervisor system may confirm the identity of an individual and grant access to certain tools and equipment using smart locks and/or other technology.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Jeremy Blackburn, Tim McVicker, Justin Southward, W. Kurt Taylor, Karl David, Austi Critchfield
  • Publication number: 20200408090
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided that combine NMR and IR spectroscopy measurements on a rock sample to determine data representing at least one property of the rock sample. In one embodiment, cuttings can be split into first and second lots. Results of an NMR measurement performed on the first lot of cuttings without cleaning can be analyzed to determine pore volume of the cuttings. Results of an IR spectroscopy measurement performed on the second lot of cuttings after solvent cleaning can be analyzed to determine matrix density of the cuttings. Porosity can be determined from the pore volume and matrix density of the cuttings. In another embodiment, combined NMR and IR spectroscopy measurements can be performed on an unprepared rock sample (without solvent cleaning) to characterize properties of kerogen in the rock sample and porosity. In another aspect, a method is provided that employs multi-nucleic NMR measurements to determine porosity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Ravinath Kausik KADAYAM VISWANATHAN, Shin UTSUZAWA, Kamilla FELLAH, Shawn David TAYLOR, MaryEllen LOAN, Paul Ryan CRADDOCK
  • Publication number: 20200404970
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to aerosol delivery devices. The aerosol delivery devices may include a reservoir containing a liquid aerosol precursor composition and an atomizer including an electrical resistance heating element and a nonfibrous liquid transport element having a microtextured surface adapted for surface wicking of the liquid aerosol precursor composition across the microtextured surface, the microtextured surface of the liquid transport element being in fluid communication with the reservoir and in fluid communication with the electric resistance heating element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Michael F. Davis, Frederic Philippe Ampolini, James William Rogers, Andries Don Sebastian, Eric Taylor Hunt, Sawyer Hubbard, David Allan Brammer
  • Publication number: 20200410439
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments may reference a record of a construction project on a blockchain-based distributed ledger. Materials arriving to the project may be recorded as part of the permanent record. The exemplary embodiments may receive or determine a construction schedule that contains full project details and sequencing, including the specification of dependencies. Smart contracts may be provided that use the blockchain-based distributed ledger for each step or task of the construction schedule. Via smart contract, exemplary embodiments may place and terminate insurance coverage based on the construction schedule and contracts. The exemplary embodiments may build a complete record of plans, the actual “as builts” including make, model, serial number or other identification of for every component in the home resulting from the construction project. The record may include a complete record of who completed the work, who inspected the work and how the project was insured and funded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Jeremy Blackburn, Tim McVicker, Justin Southward, W. Kurt Taylor, Karl David, Austi Critchfield, Michael Lu
  • Publication number: 20200410449
    Abstract: This system is a decentralized computerized system for administration and management of a construction or manufacturing project having kiosk physically or virtually associated with the project and configured for receiving a building information model from a design computing device, transmitting the bill of material to a supply computer device, informing a third-party supplier to deliver the materials to the construction site, receiving a material delivery information, receiving an internal and external inspection information, receiving regulatory compliance information, receiving insurance information and receiving labor information, debiting a first account associated with the project and crediting a second account associated with the project, creating records or certificates representing various verifications of stages of the construction project and storing the records or certificates on a distributed ledger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: Scientia Potentia Est, LLC.
    Inventors: Jeremy Blackburn, Justin Southward, Tim McVicker, W. Kurt Taylor, Karl David, Austi Critchfield, Michael Lu
  • Patent number: 10878795
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, an apparatus for privacy protection is provided. The apparatus includes a first housing portion and a second housing portion arranged to receive and enclose one or more personal communication devices. The apparatus further includes at least one sound attenuation layer disposed in the second housing portion, the at least one sound attenuation layer absorbs sound. The apparatus also includes a noise generator to provide one or more noise signal streams and audio output device(s), which are at least partially supported by the first housing portion and coupled to the noise generator to receive the one or more noise signal streams. The audio output device(s) are operable to output noise signal based on the one or more noise signal streams and direct the noise signal at the one or more personal communication devices placed adjacent the at least one sound attenuation layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: PPIP, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Fong, Neric Hsin-wu Fong, Teddy David Thomas, Haydn Bennett Taylor
  • Publication number: 20200403652
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure describe a system and method for synchronizing time, frequency, and phase among a plurality of devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel Thomas GOFF, William Todd FAULKNER, Robert Barlow ALWOOD, Bradley David FARNSWORTH, Edward Joseph KREINAR, David W. A. TAYLOR, JR.
  • Publication number: 20200390331
    Abstract: A docking station for receiving a hand-held rebound tonometer and a probe container carrying disposable tonometer probes has a docking cavity for receiving a portion of the rebound tonometer and a container receptacle for receiving the probe container. The docking station has an actuation feature arranged to move a cover associated with the probe container from a closed position to an open position as the container is inserted into the container receptacle so that tonometer probes in the container are accessible. The actuation feature may include a projection extending into an entryway leading to the container receptacle for engaging the cover but not the container, such that further insertion of the container moves the cover from the closed to the open position. The docking station may also have a storage recess for receiving an empty probe tube and cap after the probe has been removed from the tube for use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: James M. SCHWEITZER, Russell J. BONAVENTURA, David A. TAYLOR
  • Publication number: 20200392077
    Abstract: Human lipoxygenases (LOXs) are a family of iron-containing enzymes involved in catalyzing the oxidation of polyunsaturated fatty acids to provide the corresponding bioactive hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid (HETE) metabolites. These eicosanoid signaling molecules are involved in a number of physiologic responses such as platelet aggregation, inflammation, and cell proliferation. Platelet-type 12-(S)-LOX (12-LOX) is of particular interest because of its demonstrated role in skin diseases, diabetes, platelet hemostasis, thrombosis, and cancer. Disclosed herein is the identification and medicinal chemistry optimization of a 4-((2-hydroxy-3-methoxybenzyl)amino)benzenesulfonamide-based scaffold. The compounds display nM potency against 12-LOX and excellent selectivity over related lipoxygenases and cyclooxygenases. In addition to possessing favorable ADME properties, the compounds also inhibit PAR-4 induced aggregation and calcium mobilization in human platelets, and reduce 12-HETE in mouse/human beta cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: David J. MALONEY, Diane K. LUCI, Ajit JADHAV, Theodore HOLMAN, Jerry L. NADLER, Michael HOLINSTAT, David TAYLOR-FISHWICK, Anton SIMEONOV, Adam YASGAR, Steven MCKENZIE
  • Publication number: 20200391491
    Abstract: A thermoformable biaxially oriented coextruded polyester film comprising a copolyester base layer B, a first polyester outer layer A1 and a second polyester outer layer A2, wherein said outer layers are disposed on opposite surfaces of said base layer, and wherein: (i) said base layer B comprises a copolyester derived from terephthalic acid (TA) and a second aromatic dicarboxylic acid and one or more diol(s), wherein said second aromatic dicarboxylic acid is present in the copolyester in an amount of from about to 5 about 20 mol % of the acid fraction of the copolyester; (ii) the polyester of each of said outer layers A1 and A2 is selected from polyethylene terephthalate (PET); and (iii) the thickness of the base layer constitutes at least 90% of the total thickness of the coextruded multi-layer polyester film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: DuPont Teijin Films U.S. Limited Partnership
    Inventors: David Turner, Stephen Sankey, Louise Taylor, Stephen Jones
  • Patent number: 10858863
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to merchandise security devices, systems, and methods for protecting an item of merchandise from theft. For example, a merchandise security device may include a lock configured to be secured to a merchandise fixture and a strike plate configured to be secured to the merchandise fixture. The lock includes an actuator configured to extend into operable engagement with the strike plate in a locked state and to retract out of operable engagement with the strike plate in an unlocked state. In addition, the actuator includes a curved portion at its free end and a straight portion extending from the curved portion, and the strike plate is configured to receive the entire curved portion in the locked state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: InVue Security Products Inc.
    Inventors: Michael R. Johnston, Jeffrey A. Grant, Gary A. Taylor, David N. Berglund, Karen Bellum Bomber
  • Patent number: 10858842
    Abstract: A wall panel may have a veneer layer, a middle layer made from magnesium oxide and an insulation layer made from a two-part rigid urethane pour foam. The insulation layer maybe chemically bonded to the middle layer. The veneer layer may include a poured substrate made from polyurethane or plastic. The veneer layer may further include aesthetic elements embedded in and bonded to the poured substrate. The aesthetic elements may include one or more of brick, ceramic tile, porcelain tile, natural stone, engineered stone, wood, ceramic, plastic, or vinyl. A finished surface of the aesthetic elements may extend above a top surface of the poured substrate. The poured substrate may include sand causing the top surface of the poured substrate to have an appearance of mortar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: MAX LIFE, LLC
    Inventors: Charles David Taylor, Jr., Paul Addison Brown, Berthold Mueller, Randal Hoffner
  • Patent number: 10858843
    Abstract: A wall panel may have a rigid layer, a first insulation layer made from a two-part rigid urethane pour foam, and a second insulation layer made from a phase change material. The first insulation layer maybe chemically bonded to the rigid layer and may also be bonded to the phase change layer. The first insulation layer may be positioned between the second insulation layer and the rigid layer. The rigid layer may be a finished surface or a veneer layer may be applied to the rigid layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Max Life, LLC
    Inventors: Charles David Taylor, Jr., Paul Addison Brown, Berthold Mueller, Randal Hoffner, Stewart Adams, Jarrett B. Davis
  • Publication number: 20200379606
    Abstract: A touch sensor may include a substrate, a drive electrode on the substrate, a sense electrode on the substrate, and a deformable snap member disposed over the drive electrode and the sense electrode. The deformable snap member may include a deflectable metal material. When the metal material flexes from a resting position, a change in capacitance between the drive electrode and the sense electrode may be detectable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: Cirque Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Glad, David Taylor
  • Publication number: 20200379058
    Abstract: Disclosed are devices, systems and methods for assessing the integrity of electrical connections between elements of interfacing electronic devices. In some aspects, a system includes an analysis device having electronics that interface with an assay cartridge inserted into the analysis device, wherein the analysis device is configured to conduct a preflight test in which impedance values for each circuit between the assay cartridge and analysis device are rearranged and assessed to determine the electrical connection integrity of the assay cartridge to the analysis device prior to implementing the assay.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Roger Harry Taylor, John B. Gorman, Tyler David Jensen
  • Publication number: 20200372770
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to security systems for securing an item of merchandise from theft or unauthorized removal. For example, the security system may include a sensor configured to be coupled to the item of merchandise and a base configured to removably support the sensor and the item of merchandise thereon. The sensor includes at least one electrical contact and an inductive coil, and the base includes at least one electrical contact and driving electronics for the inductive coil. The sensor is configured to transfer power inductively to the item of merchandise when the at least one electrical contact of the sensor contacts the at least one electrical contact of the base to thereby allow the driving electronics to energize the inductive coil, wherein the sensor is configured to cease transferring power to the item of merchandise when the sensor is lifted off of the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Gary A. Taylor, David N. Berglund
  • Patent number: 10842485
    Abstract: A system for loading a surgical buttress with a radioactive material includes a surgical buttress, a radioactive material delivery instrument, and a radioactive material. The surgical buttress includes a body portion defining a first width when in a pre-loaded configuration and a second width when in a loaded configuration. The radioactive material delivery instrument includes an elongate body extending from a handle assembly. The elongate body defines a lumen therethrough and has an open distal end. The radioactive material is disposed within the lumen of the elongate body of the radioactive material delivery instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Gerald Hodgkinson, David Racenet, Michael Soltz, Joseph Taylor