Patents by Inventor David Taggart

David Taggart 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: 20070218795
    Abstract: A process for continuous, tailored lamination of aligned composite materials in such a way that either pre-formed or pre-consolidated sheets are made available for subsequent infusion molding or stamping processes, the process comprising the steps of: material placement, consolidation/stabilization, cut and kit, fabrication, and final trim. A tailored blank machine is also described. The blank machine includes a series of material placement heads arranged in a linear or serial fashion along a single moving placement table, wherein each head lays down a single angle of the prescribed stacking sequence as the conveyer passes under the head at a constant speed wherein the angle is proportional to head traverse rate divided by conveyer speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2007
    Publication date: September 20, 2007
    Inventor: David Taggart
  • Publication number: 20070144575
    Abstract: A supported PV assembly may include a PV module comprising a PV panel and PV module supports including module supports having a support surface supporting the module, a module registration member engaging the PV module to properly position the PV module on the module support, and a mounting element. In some embodiments the PV module registration members engage only the external surfaces of the PV modules at the corners. In some embodiments the assembly includes a wind deflector with ballast secured to a least one of the PV module supports and the wind deflector. An array of the assemblies can be secured to one another at their corners to prevent horizontal separation of the adjacent corners while permitting the PV modules to flex relative to one another so to permit the array of PV modules to follow a contour of the support surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2006
    Publication date: June 28, 2007
    Applicant: PowerLight Corporation
    Inventors: Gianluigi Mascolo, David Taggart, Jonathan Botkin, Christopher Edgett
  • Patent number: 7235149
    Abstract: A process for continuous, tailored lamination of aligned composite materials in such a way that either pre-formed or pre-consolidated sheets are made available for subsequent infusion molding or stamping processes, the process comprising the steps of: material placement, consolidation/stabilization, cut and kit, fabrication, and final trim. A tailored blank machine is also described. The blank machine includes a series of material placement heads arranged in a linear or serial fashion along a single moving placement table, wherein each head lays down a single angle of the prescribed stacking sequence as the conveyer passes under the head at a constant speed wherein the angle is proportional to head traverse rate divided by conveyer speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2007
    Assignee: Hypercar, Inc.
    Inventor: David Taggart
  • Publication number: 20060184486
    Abstract: In a method and computer-implemented system of modular instruction a body of knowledge is divided into cognitive constructs, with instructional materials and post-instruction assessments being associated with each of the cognitive constructs and comprising a learning packet. The instructional material associated with each learning packet is presented to a student, followed by the post-instruction assessment associated with each learning packet. A result of the post-instruction assessment is compared to a pre-defined standard for that learning packet to determine whether the instructional material associated with another learning packet should be presented to the student, or if the instructional material associated with the current learning packet should be presented again to the student. The learning packets can be presented in default sequence or they can be reordered and presented in a user-selected sequence, and all or only a portion of the learning packets can be presented to the student.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2006
    Publication date: August 17, 2006
    Applicant: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: David Taggart, Gregory Baker, Richard Dobbs, Richard Patz
  • Publication number: 20050236093
    Abstract: A process for continuous, tailored lamination of aligned composite materials in such a way that either pre-formed or pre-consolidated sheets are made available for subsequent infusion molding or stamping processes, the process comprising the steps of: material placement, consolidation/stabilization, cut and kit, fabrication, and final trim. A tailored blank machine is also described. The blank machine includes a series of material placement heads arranged in a linear or serial fashion along a single moving placement table, wherein each head lays down a single angle of the prescribed stacking sequence as the conveyer passes under the head at a constant speed wherein the angle is proportional to head traverse rate divided by conveyer speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2005
    Publication date: October 27, 2005
    Inventor: David Taggart
  • Patent number: 6939423
    Abstract: A process for continuous, tailored lamination of aligned composite materials in such a way that either pre-formed or pre-consolidated sheets are made available for subsequent infusion molding or stamping processes, the process comprising the steps of: material placement, consolidation/stabilization, cut and kit, fabrication, and final trim. A tailored blank machine is also described. The blank machine includes a series of material placement heads arranged in a linear or serial fashion along a single moving placement table, wherein each head lays down a single angle of the prescribed stacking sequence as the conveyer passes under the head at a constant speed wherein the angle is proportional to head traverse rate divided by conveyer speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2005
    Assignee: Hypercar, Inc.
    Inventor: David Taggart
  • Publication number: 20030230443
    Abstract: An advanced composite hybrid-electric vehicle including one or more of lightweight, advanced composite structures, modular rear suspension and traction motor units, fuel-cell hybrid-electric powertrains, integrated electromagnetic and pneumatic suspension systems, and a digital network-based control system and information management architecture that uses a fault tolerant ring main power supply.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2003
    Publication date: December 18, 2003
    Inventors: David Cramer, David Taggart, Timothy Moore, David Cooper, Serve Ploumen, Malcolm Sim, David Wareing, Chris Wright
  • Publication number: 20030217802
    Abstract: A process for continuous, tailored lamination of aligned composite materials in such a way that either pre-formed or pre-consolidated sheets are made available for subsequent infusion molding or stamping processes, the process comprising the steps of: material placement, consolidation/stabilization, cut and kit, fabrication, and final trim. A tailored blank machine is also described. The blank machine includes a series of material placement heads arranged in a linear or serial fashion along a single moving placement table, wherein each head lays down a single angle of the prescribed stacking sequence as the conveyer passes under the head at a constant speed wherein the angle is proportional to head traverse rate divided by conveyer speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2003
    Publication date: November 27, 2003
    Inventor: David Taggart
  • Patent number: 6607626
    Abstract: A process for continuous, tailored lamination of aligned composite materials in such a way that either pre-formed or pre-consolidated sheets are made available for subsequent infusion molding or stamping processes, the process comprising the steps of: material placement, consolidation/stabilization, cut and kit, fabrication, and final trim. A tailored blank machine is also described. The blank machine includes a series of material placement heads arranged in a linear or serial fashion along a single moving placement table, wherein each head lays down a single angle of the prescribed stacking sequence as the conveyer passes under the head at a constant speed wherein the angle is proportional to head traverse rate divided by conveyer speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2003
    Assignee: Hypercar Inc.
    Inventor: David Taggart
  • Publication number: 20020097142
    Abstract: A biometric authentication device for use with a token such as button having biometric data stored thereon. The biometric device includes a fingerprint module having a fingerprint sensor for capturing a user's fingerprint placed onto the fingerprint sensor. The fingerprint module is capable of receiving and reading the token when placed on a token socket located on the biometric. device. The tokens contain user information, including electronic fingerprint information. The fingerprint module is capable of determining a match between the user's fingerprint captured from the fingerprint sensor and the electronic fingerprint information stored on the token. Determination of the match between the end user captured fingerprint and the stored electronic fingerprint information enables biometric verification or identification of the end user. Status indicators indicate to a user whether a successful match has occurred between the user supplied fingerprint and the biometric information stored on the token.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2001
    Publication date: July 25, 2002
    Inventors: Martin J. Janiak, Greg Wachter, Alan Wood, Kevin Booth, David Taggart
  • Publication number: 20020059976
    Abstract: A process for continuous, tailored lamination of aligned composite materials in such a way that either pre-formed or pre-consolidated sheets are made available for subsequent infusion molding or stamping processes, the process comprising the steps of: material placement, consolidation/stabilization, cut and kit, fabrication, and final trim. A tailored blank machine is also described. The blank machine includes a series of material placement heads arranged in a linear or serial fashion along a single moving placement table, wherein each head lays down a single angle of the prescribed stacking sequence as the conveyer passes under the head at a constant speed wherein the angle is proportional to head traverse rate divided by conveyer speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2001
    Publication date: May 23, 2002
    Inventor: David Taggart