Patents by Inventor David L. Taylor

David L. 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: 20200193638
    Abstract: An electronic device estimates a pose of a hand by volumetrically deforming a signed distance field using a skinned tetrahedral mesh to locate a local minimum of an energy function, wherein the local minimum corresponds to the hand pose. The electronic device identifies a pose of the hand by fitting an implicit surface model of a hand to the pixels of a depth image that correspond to the hand. The electronic device uses a skinned tetrahedral mesh to warp space from a base pose to a deformed pose to define an articulated signed distance field from which the hand tracking module derives candidate poses of the hand. The electronic device then minimizes an energy function based on the distance of each corresponding pixel to identify the candidate pose that most closely approximates the pose of the hand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Jonathan James TAYLOR, Vladimir TANKOVICH, Danhang TANG, Cem KESKIN, Adarsh Prakash Murthy KOWDLE, Philip L. DAVIDSON, Shahram IZADI, David KIM
  • Patent number: 10646342
    Abstract: A delivery system includes an elongate shaft, a handle, a first clasp control member, a second clasp control member, and an actuator. The handle is connected to a proximal portion of the elongate shaft. The first and second clasp control members each extend into a distal portion of the elongate shaft, through at least a portion of the elongate shaft, out of the proximal portion of the elongate shaft, and through the handle. The actuator is coupled to the handle and has a first side portion connected to the first clasp control and a second side portion connected to the second clasp control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Devin H. Marr, Sergio Delgado, Eric Robert Dixon, David M. Taylor, Asher L. Metchik, Matthew T. Winston
  • Patent number: 10647083
    Abstract: A panel structure and a method of forming the panel structure are disclosed. The panel structure typically includes at least one panel associated with a material. The panel structure has been found particularly advantageous for use as an interior panel of an airplane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: ZEPHYROS, INC.
    Inventors: David Carlson, Brandon Madaus, Matthew Harthcock, Kearney Barton, Charles L. Taylor, Jason Walker
  • Publication number: 20200138567
    Abstract: A delivery system includes an elongate shaft, a handle, a first clasp control member, a second clasp control member, and an actuator. The handle is connected to a proximal portion of the elongate shaft. The first and second clasp control members each extend into a distal portion of the elongate shaft, through at least a portion of the elongate shaft, out of the proximal portion of the elongate shaft, and through the handle. The actuator is coupled to the handle and has a first side portion connected to the first clasp control and a second side portion connected to the second clasp control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Devin H. Marr, Sergio Delgado, Eric Robert Dixon, David M. Taylor, Asher L. Metchik, Matthew T. Winston, Grant Matthew Stearns, Sam Sok, Tam Van Nguyen, Rhayoung Kwon, Victoria Cheng-Tan Wu, Amanda Kristine Anderson White
  • Patent number: 10614591
    Abstract: An electronic device estimates a pose of a hand by volumetrically deforming a signed distance field using a skinned tetrahedral mesh to locate a local minimum of an energy function, wherein the local minimum corresponds to the hand pose. The electronic device identifies a pose of the hand by fitting an implicit surface model of a hand to the pixels of a depth image that correspond to the hand. The electronic device uses a skinned tetrahedral mesh to warp space from a base pose to a deformed pose to define an articulated signed distance field from which the hand tracking module derives candidate poses of the hand. The electronic device then minimizes an energy function based on the distance of each corresponding pixel to identify the candidate pose that most closely approximates the pose of the hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan James Taylor, Vladimir Tankovich, Danhang Tang, Cem Keskin, Adarsh Prakash Murthy Kowdle, Philip L. Davidson, Shahram Izadi, David Kim
  • Publication number: 20200100597
    Abstract: A mattress support includes a first section and a second section configured to be coupled to the first section. Each of the first section and the second section includes a base plate configured to be positioned on a box frame of a bed. A top plate is hingedly attached to the base plate. A bladder is positioned between the base plate and the top plate and inflatable to adjust a height of the top plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: David L. RIBBLE, Craig M. MEYERSON, Lori ZAPFE, John V. HARMEYER, Xuan TENG, Jotpreet CHAHAL, Thomas F. HEIL, Kirsten M. EMMONS, David L. BEDEL, Kenneth L. LILLY, Nicholas MANN, Andrew Robert TAYLOR, Alistair Andrew James WARD, Martyn Thomas MITCHELL
  • Publication number: 20200100969
    Abstract: A mattress support includes a first section and a second section configured to be coupled to the first section. Each of the first section and the second section includes a base plate configured to be positioned on a box frame of a bed. A top plate is pivotable relative to the base plate. A bladder structure is positioned between the base plate and the top plate and inflatable to adjust a height of the top plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: David L. RIBBLE, Craig M. MEYERSON, Lori ZAPFE, John V. HARMEYER, Xuan TENG, Jotpreet CHAHAL, Thomas F. HEIL, Kirsten M. EMMONS, David L. BEDEL, Kenneth L. LILLY, Nicholas MANN, Andrew Robert TAYLOR, Alistair Andrew James WARD, Martyn Thomas MITCHELL, Ibne SOREEFAN
  • Patent number: 10598599
    Abstract: Methods and materials for determining the affinity of separation materials for targeted species are described. A composite separation medium is described that combines a separation material such as an ion exchange material or a sorbent with an SERS substrate. Methods and materials can be utilized to determine the distribution coefficient of a species for a separation material after running a single separation protocol followed by examination of the separation material of the protocol according to SERS. Disclosed methods can be utilized to determine the affinity of existing separation materials for targeted species as well as to determine the affinity of newly engineered separation materials to characterize species.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Fernando F. Fondeur, Simona H. Murph, Kathryn L. Taylor-Pashow, David T. Hobbs
  • Patent number: 10539119
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include a data processing and control augmentation system capable of identifying overloading of one or more wind turbine assemblies and providing information to a wind farm controller to reduce a power output of each overloaded turbine. The augmentation system thus reduces the power output of each overloaded turbine and, in turn, reduces loads applied to the wind turbine assembly, such as for a period of time until conditions favorably change. A described analysis of the present disclosure is able to utilize several incoming data streams from sensors so arranged to measure wind effects on blades to calculate and compare cyclic loads to threshold limits to o keep the loads within design limits. The control strategy reduces premature failure of components within the wind turbine assembly, and can be applied across an entire wind farm, even with only a subset of wind turbine assemblies being retrofitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: WindESCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Mohit Dua, Nathan L. Post, Jonathan A. Kossuth, Brendan F. Taylor, David Hastings
  • Patent number: 10520938
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    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: 10520953
    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 access power level data corresponding to each of the multiple UAVs, and select a second UAV of the multiple UAVs based at least in part on a power level of the second UAV relative to a threshold power level corresponding to a first task to be performed and a predicted power usage by the second UAV while utilizing a first tool system temporarily cooperated with the second UAV in performing the first task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    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: 10517726
    Abstract: In one representative embodiment, an implantable prosthetic device comprises a spacer body portion configured to be disposed between native leaflets of a heart, and an anchor portion configured to secure the native leaflets against the spacer body portion, wherein the prosthetic device is movable between a compressed configuration, in which the spacer body portion is radially compressed and is axially spaced relative to the anchor portion, and an expanded configuration, in which the spacer body portion expands radially outwardly relative to the compressed configuration and overlaps at least a portion of the anchor portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Chau, David M. Taylor, Alexander J. Siegel, Christopher J. Olson, Sergio Delgado, Alexander H. Cooper, Lauren R. Freschauf, Asher L. Metchik, Matthew T. Winston, Cristobal R. Hernandez, Emil Karapetian, Bao Khuu, Eric Dixon
  • Publication number: 20190392942
    Abstract: An artificial intelligence findings system includes a findings engine that receives medical image data and generates findings based on the medical image data and image interpretation algorithms. An adjustment engine allows the user to adjust the findings to produce a report. A tracking module tracks findings and adjustments made to the findings by the user when producing the report. The tracking module produces tracking information. A machine learning engine receives the tracking information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Sorenson, David W. MacCutcheon, Tiecheng Zhao, Gael Kuhn, Misha H. Herscu, Jacob Ian Taylor, Steven Rothenberg
  • Patent number: 10515335
    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: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: David C. Winkle, Robert C. Taylor, Todd D. Mattingly, Michael D. Atchley, Robert L. Cantrell, John J. O'Brien
  • Patent number: 10514691
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    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: 10507918
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    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: 20190358036
    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 disposed about an elongated shaft. A stylet having at least a first bent portion extends through a lumen of the nose cone. The at least a first bent portion is disposed within the lumen of the nose cone and restricts axial movement of the elongated shaft relative to the prosthetic valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    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 Kristine Anderson White
  • Patent number: 10481189
    Abstract: A wireless remote sensor (110) that is powered by an inductive transmitter (112) and is configured to produce an oscillating wave that varies based on one or more sensed parameters. The oscillating wave is communicated to the inductive transmitter (112) by reflected impedance, where it can be detected to determine the sensed value(s). In another aspect, the present invention provides a wireless remote sensor with a Wheatstone bridge arrangement having an internal resonant circuit to produce an electromagnetic field indicative of the sensed value. In a third aspect, the present invention provides a wireless remote sensor with optical feedback from a reference circuit and a sensor circuit. In a fourth aspect, the present invention provides a wireless remote temperature sensor having coils printed on a material with a high coefficient of thermal expansion so that the size and/or shape of the coils varies as the temperature increases or decreases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Philips I.P. Ventures B.V.
    Inventors: Neil W. Kuyvenhoven, Cody D. Dean, David W. Baarman, Benjamin C. Moes, Hai D. Nguyen, Matthew J. Norconk, Joshua K. Schwannecke, Joshua B. Taylor, Joseph S. Melton, Jr., Ronald L. Stoddard
  • Publication number: 20190343624
    Abstract: In one representative embodiment, an implantable prosthetic device comprises a spacer body portion configured to be disposed between native leaflets of a heart, and an anchor portion configured to secure the native leaflets against the spacer body portion. The prosthetic device can be movable between multiple configurations. The spacer body can be configured to extend radially outwardly as the spacer body extends away from the distal end toward the proximal end. A delivery apparatus can have a first shaft and a second shaft, wherein movement of the first shaft relative to the second shaft moves the anchor portion relative to the spacer body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Chau, David M. Taylor, Alexander J. Siegel, Christopher J. Olson, Sergio Delgado, Alexander H. Cooper, Lauren R. Freschauf, Asher L. Metchik, Matthew T. Winston, Cristobal R. Hernandez, Emil Karapetian, Bao Khuu, Eric Robert Dixon
  • Publication number: 20190343623
    Abstract: In one representative embodiment, an implantable prosthetic device comprises a spacer body portion configured to be disposed between native leaflets of a heart, and an anchor portion configured to secure the native leaflets against the spacer body portion. The prosthetic device can be movable between multiple configurations. The spacer body can be made from braided, self-expandable metallic thread. A delivery apparatus can have a first shaft and a second shaft, wherein movement of the first shaft relative to the second shaft moves the anchor portion relative to the spacer body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Mark Chau, David M. Taylor, Alexander J. Siegel, Christopher J. Olson, Sergio Delgado, Alexander H. Cooper, Lauren R. Freschauf, Asher L. Metchik, Matthew T. Winston, Cristobal R. Hernandez, Emil Karapetian, Bao Khuu, Eric Robert Dixon