Patents by Inventor David J. Taylor

David J. 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: 20190266535
    Abstract: A demand tracking system in a retail environment including a retail store having a plurality of product displays is provided. The system includes at least one processor coupled to a memory storing information regarding a demand for each product of a plurality of products in the retail store, the demand for each product including a difference between a current quantity of each product on a respective product display and a maximum capacity of the respective product display, an interface configured to receive product sales information and user action information and to provide user action requests, and a demand tracking component. The demand tracking component is configured to adjust the demand for each of the plurality of products based on the product sales information and user action information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: David L. Vann, Robert J. Taylor, Nicholaus A. Jones, Matthew A. Jones, Daniel R. Shields
  • Publication number: 20190262011
    Abstract: A cannulated retrograde reamer that is adjustable to create tunnels of multiple different diameters. The cannulated retrograde reamer substantially reduces the risk of tunnel malposition and/or misalignment, and can be adjusted to create a range of tunnel diameters, thereby allowing inventory levels to be reduced for a surgical case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Mark Bowman, James J. Kennedy, III, Sean M. Frick, Glenn Kenneth Trainer, Jon B. Taylor, David J. Callaghan
  • Patent number: 10371782
    Abstract: The subject matter described herein includes methods and systems for performing physical measurements using radio frequency (RF) signals. According to one embodiment of the present invention, a method is disclosed for determining the distance between a first radio device and a second radio device. The method includes transmitting a radio frequency (RF) signal from the first radio device and receiving the RF signal by the second radio device. The method further includes a determining a carrier frequency of the RF signal and determining a slope of a carrier phase versus the carrier frequency corresponding to a rate of change of the carrier phase with the carrier frequency. The method also includes determining a physical distance between the first radio device and the second radio device based on the slope; wherein the physical distance is proportional to the slope plus an integer ambiguity term and a bias term.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Setter Research, Inc.
    Inventors: David W. A. Taylor, Jr., W. Todd Faulkner, Edward J. Kreinar
  • Publication number: 20190236842
    Abstract: Various methods and systems are provided for authoring and presenting 3D presentations. Generally, an augmented or virtual reality device for each author, presenter and audience member includes 3D presentation software. During authoring mode, one or more authors can use 3D and/or 2D interfaces to generate a 3D presentation that choreographs behaviors of 3D assets into scenes and beats. During presentation mode, the 3D presentation is loaded in each user device, and 3D images of the 3D assets and corresponding asset behaviors are rendered among the user devices in a coordinated manner. As such, one or more presenters can navigate the scenes and beats of the 3D presentation to deliver the 3D presentation to one or more audience members wearing augmented reality headsets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Darren Alexander BENNETT, David J.W. SEYMOUR, Charla M. PEREIRA, Enrico William GULD, Kin Hang CHU, Julia Faye TAYLOR-HELL, Jonathon Burnham COBB, Helen Joan Hem LAM, You-Da YANG, Dean Alan WADSWORTH, Andrew Jackson KLEIN
  • Publication number: 20190227541
    Abstract: In some embodiments, unmanned aerial task systems are provided that comprise multiple unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) each comprising: a UAV control circuit; a motor; and a propulsion system coupled with the motor and configured to enable the respective UAVs to move themselves; and wherein a first UAV control circuit of a first UAV of the multiple UAVs is configured to identify a second UAV carrying a first tool system configured to perform a first function, cause a notification to be communicated to the second UAV directing the second UAV to transfer the first tool system to the first UAV, and direct a first propulsion system of the first UAV to couple with the first tool system being transferred from the second UAV.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Robert L. Cantrell, John P. Thompson, David C. Winkle, Michael D. Atchley, Donald R. High, Todd D. Mattingly, Brian G. McHale, John J. O'Brien, John F. Simon, Nathan G. Jones, Robert C. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20190227542
    Abstract: In some embodiments, unmanned task systems are provided that comprise multiple unmanned vehicles each comprising: a control circuit; a motor; and a propulsion system coupled with the motor and configured to enable the respective unmanned vehicles to move themselves; and wherein a first control circuit of a first unmanned vehicle of the multiple unmanned vehicles is configured to identify a second unmanned vehicle carrying a first tool system configured to perform a first function, cause a notification to be communicated to the second unmanned vehicle directing the second unmanned vehicle to transfer the first tool system to the first unmanned vehicle, and direct a first propulsion system of the first unmanned vehicle to couple with the first tool system being transferred from the second unmanned vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Robert L. Cantrell, John P. Thompson, David C. Winkle, Michael D. Atchley, Donald R. High, Todd D. Mattingly, Brian G. McHale, John J. O'Brien, John F. Simon, Nathan G. Jones, Robert C. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20190227554
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods are provided herein for field monitoring. A system for field monitoring comprises a plurality of types of sensor modules, an unmanned vehicle comprising a sensor system, and a control circuit configured to: receive onboard sensor data from the sensor system of the unmanned vehicle, detect an alert condition at a monitored area based on the onboard sensor data, select one or more types of sensor modules from the plurality of types of sensor modules to deploy at the monitored area based on the onboard sensor data, and cause the unmanned vehicle and/or one or more other unmanned vehicles to transport one or more sensor modules of the one or more types of sensor modules to the monitored area and deploy the one or more sensor modules by detaching from the one or more sensor modules at the monitored area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Robert L. Cantrell, John P. Thompson, David C. Winkle, Michael D. Atchley, Donald R. High, Todd D. Mattingly, John J. O'Brien, John F. Simon, Nathan G. Jones, Robert C. Taylor
  • Patent number: 10357259
    Abstract: A cannulated retrograde reamer that is adjustable to create tunnels of multiple different diameters. The cannulated retrograde reamer substantially reduces the risk of tunnel malposition and/or misalignment, and can be adjusted to create a range of tunnel diameters, thereby allowing inventory levels to be reduced for a surgical case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Mark Bowman, James J. Kennedy, III, Sean M. Frick, Glenn Kenneth Trainer, Jon B. Taylor, David J. Callaghan
  • Patent number: 10357351
    Abstract: In a particular embodiment, the present disclosure provides a prosthetic valve delivery assembly that includes a storage tube. A prosthetic valve having a frame is at least partially disposed within the storage tube. A nose cone is located distally to the valve. A removable tab is disposed between the distal end of the frame and the nose cone. The tab assists in maintaining the position of the nose cone relative to the distal end of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander H. Cooper, Michael R. Bialas, David M. Taylor, Gregory Scott Tyler, II, Zachary R. Kowalski, Art Z. Kwan, Darshin S. Patel, Asher L. Metchik, Michael J. Popp, Amanda K. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20190218388
    Abstract: Disclosed is a linear low-density polyethylene grafted with maleic anhydride (MAH-g-LLDPE). The MAH-g-LLDPE has a unique combination of properties including a low density and a high melt index.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: Westlake Longview Corporation
    Inventors: John H. BRINDLE, JR., Richard K. STUART, JR., James H. SCOTT, David B. CONNER, Kevin J. TAYLOR, Scott T. TROCHIM
  • Publication number: 20190193853
    Abstract: In some embodiments, unmanned aerial task systems are provided that include a plurality of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) each comprising: a UAV control circuit; a motor; propulsion system; and a universal coupler configured to interchangeably couple with and decouple from one of multiple different tool systems each having different functions to be put into use while carried by a UAV, wherein a coupling system of the universal coupler is configured to secure a tool system with the UAV and enable a communication connection between a communication bus and the tool system, and wherein the multiple different tool systems comprise at least a package securing tool system configured to retain and enable transport of a package while being delivered, and a sensor tool system configured to sense a condition and communicate sensor data of the sensed condition to the UAV control circuit over the communication bus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Robert L. Cantrell, John P. Thompson, David C. Winkle, Michael D. Atchley, Donald R. High, Todd D. Mattingly, Brian G. McHale, John J. O'Brien, John F. Simon, Nathan G. Jones, Robert C. Taylor
  • Patent number: 10325234
    Abstract: A demand tracking system in a retail environment including a retail store having a plurality of product displays is provided. The system includes at least one processor coupled to a memory storing information regarding a demand for each product of a plurality of products in the retail store, the demand for each product including a difference between a current quantity of each product on a respective product display and a maximum capacity of the respective product display, an interface configured to receive product sales information and user action information and to provide user action requests, and a demand tracking component. The demand tracking component is configured to adjust the demand for each of the plurality of products based on the product sales information and user action information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: David L. Vann, Robert J. Taylor, Nicholaus A. Jones, Matthew A. Jones, Daniel R. Shields
  • Publication number: 20190155307
    Abstract: A system for regulating the speed of a vehicle includes defining a first border for a first geographic region. The border has a first speed within the border and a second speed outside of the border. The system includes determining a first velocity of the vehicle including a vehicle speed and direction of the vehicle approaching the border. The difference between the vehicle speed and the second speed is the calculated, as is a distance between the vehicle and the border. If the difference between the vehicle speed and the second speed divided by the distance is greater than a predetermined value, the vehicle is decelerated at a rate so that the vehicle will have a second speed when the vehicle reaches the border.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: Polaris Industries Inc.
    Inventors: David G. Hille, Chun Lan, Scott D. Taylor, Joseph B. Bottensek, Jacob D. Scherer, Duane D. Wagner, Jacob J. Minick
  • Publication number: 20190156282
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods are provided herein useful for receiving and storing delivered items. In some embodiments, a secured delivery locker is described herein that can communicate with delivery vehicles and/or users. In several embodiments, an autonomous delivery vehicle can communicate with a secured delivery locker to authenticate itself. The secured delivery locker can then grant access to the delivery vehicle, such as by opening a door to an interior thereof, so that the delivery vehicle can deposit a package therein. The locker can then confirm receipt of the package and close the door. Thereafter, the locker and/or the delivery vehicle can update a system to indicate that the package was delivered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: David C. Winkle, Robert C. Taylor, Todd D. Mattingly, Michael D. Atchley, Robert L. Cantrell, John J. O'Brien
  • Patent number: 10296005
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods are provided herein for field monitoring. A system for field monitoring comprises a plurality of types of sensor modules, an unmanned vehicle comprising a sensor system, and a control circuit configured to: receive onboard sensor data from the sensor system of the unmanned vehicle, detect an alert condition at a monitored area based on the onboard sensor data, select one or more types of sensor modules from the plurality of types of sensor modules to deploy at the monitored area based on the onboard sensor data, and cause the unmanned vehicle and/or one or more other unmanned vehicles to transport one or more sensor modules of the one or more types of sensor modules to the monitored area and deploy the one or more sensor modules by detaching from the one or more sensor modules at the monitored area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Robert L. Cantrell, John P. Thompson, David C. Winkle, Michael D. Atchley, Donald R. High, Todd D. Mattingly, John J. O'Brien, John F. Simon, Nathan G. Jones, Robert C. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20190142580
    Abstract: A mitral valve repair system includes a delivery sheath, a mitral valve repair device, and an actuator. The mitral valve repair device is disposed in the delivery sheath in an extended condition. The mitral valve repair device includes a pair of barbed clasps. The barbed clasps are in a closed condition while the mitral valve repair device is in the extended condition in the delivery sheath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sergio Delgado, Eric Robert Dixon, David M. Taylor, Asher L. Metchik, Matthew T. Winston, Grant Matthew Stearns, Sam Sok, Devin H. Marr, Tam Van Nguyen, Sirous Darabian, Gregory Scott Tyler, II, Lauren R. Freschauf, Alexander J. Siegel
  • Publication number: 20190147426
    Abstract: Examples provide pairing of a mobile electronic device with a merchant transaction device associated with a checkout area at a merchant facility. A plurality of advertising packets are received by the mobile electronic device. Each advertising packet of the plurality of advertising packets is associated with an individual beacon transceiver of a plurality of beacon transceivers. A checkout area of a plurality of checkout areas is identified within a beacon zone defined by an analysis of at least one parameter associated with the received advertising packets. A merchant pairing screen is generated at the mobile electronic device to pair the mobile electronic device to a merchant transaction device at the checkout lane of the plurality of checkout lanes. A pairing process for customer check-in to pick up an item is also provided in some examples.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Bradley J. Kieffer, Mark Matthews, Eytan Daniyalzade, David Martin Nelms, Robert C. Taylor, Berk Atikoglu, Charlie Berry
  • Publication number: 20190142579
    Abstract: A mitral valve repair system includes a delivery sheath, a mitral valve repair device, and an actuator. The mitral valve repair device is disposed in the delivery sheath in an extended condition. The mitral valve repair device is movable out of the delivery sheath while in the extended condition. The actuator is coupled to the mitral valve repair device, such that retracting the actuator reduces a length of the mitral valve repair device from the extended condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sergio Delgado, Eric Robert Dixon, David M. Taylor, Asher L. Metchik, Matthew T. Winston, Grant Matthew Stearns, Sam Sok, Devin H. Marr, Tam Van Nguyen, Sirous Darabian, Gregory Scott Tyler, II, Lauren R. Freschauf, Alexander J. Siegel
  • Patent number: 9956008
    Abstract: A spinal fixation device includes a device body configured for implantation in a human body and a clamp that is formed from shape memory material and attached to the device body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: The University of Toledo
    Inventors: Anand K. Agarwal, Vijay K. Goel, John R. D'Onofrio, Nathaniel E. DuBois, Jared R. Pack, David J. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20160267398
    Abstract: A method and system for improved ordering and management of a seat assignment at a venue are provided. The method comprises modifying seat identifiers associated with seat locations and outputting the seat identifiers to a display system. The method further comprises identifying first information, determining a first seating arrangement from the first information, wherein the first seating arrangement identifies the seat locations with the seat identifiers, identifying second information, and determining a second seating arrangement from the second information, wherein the seat identifiers are modified to reflect to the second seating arrangement. The second seating arrangement is generated after the first seating arrangement. The system comprises a display system in a venue and a processor configured to display seating information through the display system. The display system comprises a plurality of display devices associated with a plurality of seats.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventor: David J. Taylor