Patents by Inventor Donald M. Taylor

Donald M. 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: 20200271775
    Abstract: A synthetic aperture radar (SAR) generates concurrent first radar pulses in first frequency channels. The SAR transmits, and receives returns of, the concurrent first radar pulses by first antenna feeds that form first beams in the first frequency channels and that are directed to respective first subswaths of a swath on the Earth separated by subswath gaps. The SAR generates concurrent second radar pulses in second frequency channels. The SAR transmits, and receives returns of, the concurrent second radar pulses by second antenna feeds configured to form second beams in the second frequency channels and that are directed to respective second subswaths of the swath on the Earth and that coincide with the subswath gaps. The SAR processes the returns of the first radar pulses from the first subswaths and the returns of the second radar pulses from the second subswaths to form a SAR image contiguous across the swath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Kerry Timothy SPEED, Donald A. LIEB, Timothy Earl DURHAM, Robert M. TAYLOR
  • Patent number: 10727559
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a transmission medium that includes a dielectric core comprising a plurality of rigid dielectric members configured to propagate guided electromagnetic waves. A dielectric cladding is disposed on at least a portion of an outer surface of the first dielectric core. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, William Scott Taylor, Robert Bennett, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Donald J. Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Patent number: 10714803
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a cable can include a core, a plurality of strips of cladding disposed on the core, and a coupler that facilitates inducing electromagnetic waves that propagate along the core, where a first dielectric constant of the core exceeds a second dielectric constant of each strip of cladding of the plurality of strips of cladding, and where the electromagnetic waves propagate along the core without requiring an electrical return path. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Bennett, Aldo Adriazola, Mitchell Harvey Fuchs, Brandon Pimm, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Paul Shala Henry, William Scott Taylor, Donald J. Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Patent number: 10679767
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a transmission medium for propagating electromagnetic waves. The transmission medium can include a conductor for guiding electromagnetic waves longitudinally along the conductor, and a shell surrounding at least a portion of the conductor for reducing exposure of the electromagnetic waves to an adverse environment that increases propagation losses of the electromagnetic waves. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Robert Bennett, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, William Scott Taylor, Donald J Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III, Ed Guntin
  • Patent number: 10673115
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a connector that includes a first port configured to receive electromagnetic waves guided by a first dielectric core of a first transmission medium. A waveguide is configured to guide the electromagnetic waves from the first port to a second port. The second port is configured to transmit the electromagnetic waves to a second dielectric core of a second transmission medium. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, William Scott Taylor, Robert Bennett, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Donald J Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Patent number: 10650940
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a transmission medium for propagating electromagnetic waves. The transmission medium can include a conductor for guiding electromagnetic waves longitudinally along the conductor, and a shell surrounding at least a portion of the conductor for reducing exposure of the electromagnetic waves to an adverse environment that increases propagation losses of the electromagnetic waves. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Robert Bennett, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, William Scott Taylor, Donald J Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III, Ed Guntin
  • Patent number: 10621606
    Abstract: A method and associated computer system. Information about a gift from a recipient of the gift is received at the computer system. A numerical rating of the gift is received. The numerical rating of the gift is inserted into an acknowledgment of the gift and sent to a sender of the gift. An advertisement is received from a service of an advertiser, and the numerical rating was used in selection of the advertisement. The received advertisement is denoted as an optimal advertisement that is presented to the recipient. The optimal advertisement includes a link to a web page for ordering an item identified in the web page. An order of the item placed via the web page is received from the recipient. The item ordered by the recipient and an identification of the item is sent, to the sender, as a reciprocal gift for the sender from the recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Robert D. Blatchley, Donald P. Taylor, III, Jurij M. Deputat
  • Patent number: 10541458
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a transmission medium for propagating electromagnetic waves. The transmission medium can include a plurality of cores for selectively guiding an electromagnetic wave of a plurality of electromagnetic waves longitudinally along each core, and a shell surrounding at least a portion of each core for reducing exposure of the electromagnetic wave of each core. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, William Scott Taylor, Robert Bennett, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Donald J. Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Publication number: 20190267691
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a cable can include a core, a plurality of strips of cladding disposed on the core, and a coupler that facilitates inducing electromagnetic waves that propagate along the core, where a first dielectric constant of the core exceeds a second dielectric constant of each strip of cladding of the plurality of strips of cladding, and where the electromagnetic waves propagate along the core without requiring an electrical return path. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Bennett, Aldo Adriazola, Mitchell Harvey Fuchs, Brandon Pimm, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Paul Shala Henry, William Scott Taylor, Donald J. Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Patent number: 10381703
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a transmission medium for propagating electromagnetic waves. The transmission medium can include a plurality of cores for selectively guiding an electromagnetic wave of a plurality of electromagnetic waves longitudinally along each core, and a shell surrounding at least a portion of each core for reducing exposure of the electromagnetic wave of each core. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, William Scott Taylor, Robert Bennett, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Donald J. Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Publication number: 20190213620
    Abstract: A method and associated computer system. information about a gift from a recipient of the gift is received at the computer system. A numerical rating of the gift is received. The numerical rating of the gift is inserted into an acknowledgment of the gift and sent to a sender of the gift. An advertisement is received from a service of an advertiser, and the numerical rating was used in selection of the advertisement. The received advertisement is denoted as an optimal advertisement that is presented to the recipient. The optimal advertisement includes a link to a web page for ordering an item identified in the web page. An order of the item placed via the web page is received from the recipient. The item ordered by the recipient and an identification of the item is sent, to the sender, as a reciprocal gift for the sender from the recipient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Robert D. Blatchley, Donald P. Taylor, III, Jurij M. Deputat
  • Patent number: 10318974
    Abstract: A method and associated apparatus is provided where information about a gift from a recipient of the gift is received at a computer system. A numerical rating of the gift is received, and the numerical rating of the gift is inserted into an acknowledgment of the gift and sent to the sender. An advertisement is received from a service of an advertiser, and the numerical rating was used in selection of the advertisement. The received advertisement is denoted as an optimal advertisement that is presented to the recipient. The optimal advertisement includes a link to a web page for ordering an item identified in the web page. An order of the item placed via the web page is received from the recipient. The item ordered by the recipient and an identification of the item is sent, to the sender, as a reciprocal gift for the sender from the recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Robert D. Blatchley, Jurij M. Deputat, Donald P. Taylor, III
  • Patent number: 5461840
    Abstract: A multi-paned insulated light, such as a window, incorporates an interior panel spacer/seal that includes a thermal insulating layer of cardboard. The cardboard serves as a low cost insulating layer and may be used in conjunction with rolled or extruded metal spacer forms, so as to vastly diminish the thermal bridging effect normally present with such metallic sections. The cardboard spacer can be used adjoining either the "cold" pane or the "hot" pane of the multi-paned unit, or may be interposed between adjacent metallic sections, as a thermal break therebetween. The cardboard is preferably sealed with a surface sealing layer such as polyvinyl alcohol, to effectively preclude gas percolation therepast. Alternatively, an effective gas seal such as polyvinyl alcohol may be incorporated into the cardboard at its time of manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 31, 1995
    Inventor: Donald M. Taylor
  • Patent number: 5458943
    Abstract: A spacer/seal for use in multi-pane glazing units, to provide a thermally non-conductive peripheral hermetic seal comprises a hollow tube of selected cross-sectional form, built up of a laminated construction of helically wound laminated layers and incorporating a layer or layers of gas impermeable barrier material to ensure long lived hermetic sealing characteristics. The construction may include respective layers wound to opposite hand, and layers wound to different lead angles. Also, the gas impermeable barrier layer or layers may be selected from materials that serve as adhesive to the laminated structure. Suitable barrier layers may be selected from polyvinyl alcohol, polyvinylidene chloride, thermoplastic polyesters, ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymers, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 17, 1995
    Inventor: Donald M. Taylor
  • Patent number: 5399002
    Abstract: A security brake system comprising a plurality of braking modules, each module coupled between a brake master cylinder and a set of wheel cylinders of a vehicle, each module further comprising a body having a first, second, third ports, and a plurality of channels disposed therein between the ports, the first port allowing the transfer of braking pressure to the body from the brake master cylinder, the second port allowing the transfer of braking pressure from the body to a set of wheel cylinders, the channels transferring brake pressure therethrough between the ports; a valve mechanism coupled to the third port of the body and extended within a channel between the first and second ports for controlling brake pressure between the first and second ports, whereby allowing the brakes of the vehicle to be locked or unlocked; and an activation mechanism for activating the valve mechanism in one orientation, whereby unlocking the brakes of the vehicle, and deactivating the valve mechanism in another orientation, th
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 21, 1995
    Inventor: Donald M. Taylor
  • Patent number: 5394671
    Abstract: A multi-paned insulated light, such as a window, incorporates an interior panel spacer/seal that includes a thermal insulating layer of cardboard. The cardboard serves as a low cost insulating layer and may be used in conjunction with rolled or extruded metal spacer forms, so as to vastly diminish the thermal bridging effect normally present with such metallic sections. The cardboard spacer can be used adjoining either the "cold" pane or the "hot" pane of the multi-paned unit, or may be interposed between adjacent metallic sections, as a thermal break therebetween. The cardboard is preferably sealed with a surface sealing layer such as polyvinyl alcohol, to effectively preclude gas percolation therepast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 7, 1995
    Inventor: Donald M. Taylor
  • Patent number: 5302425
    Abstract: A window spacer system for multi-paned window and door lights uses a paper or carboard substrate, generally built up in laminated ribbon structure as a low cost hermetic seal possessing unusual thermal insulating and thermal expansion characteristics. The ribbon may be impregnated or laminated with superior sealants, including polyvinyl alcohol and SARAN (TM) and can be scored or marked for folding into hollow seal sections, from which a peripheral seal frame can be readily manufactured. Metallic foil, in a range of thickness can be incorporated, to enhance the sealing characteristics, and in certain instances to provide a dead-fold characteristic to the seal ribbon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 12, 1994
    Inventor: Donald M. Taylor
  • Patent number: 5290611
    Abstract: An insulative, gas impermeable spacer frame is provided for the precision separation of two or more transparent glass or plastic panes, and is hermetically sealed in place to prevent the ingress or egress of moisture vapor, and to contain various noble gases, or air, between the adjacent panes, being used in insulated lights for windows and doors. The spacer is made of insulative organic material of suitable stiffness such as cardboard, or plastic over which is applied a coating or lamination of gas and moisture vapor barrier materials, thus forming a composite insulative web which may be fabricated into tubular structures to form separate frame units. Such spacer structures may possess extremely low thermal conductivity, so as not to constitute a thermal bridge between the panes being separated, thereby diminishing and even eliminating the problem of window edge frosting and/or peripheral dew point development, such as occurs when metal spacer devices are used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 1, 1994
    Inventor: Donald M. Taylor
  • Patent number: 5139595
    Abstract: A system for providing multi-paned glazing lights, primarily for use as insulated glazing units in door and windows, employs noble gases for filling the insulative spaced enclosed between the glazing panes. The system uses the glazing light or lights as a gas flow manifold, mounted within a sealed vacuum chamber, for evacuating the chamber and the one or more glazing lights located therein. The glazing light, or lights, then also serve as the gas flow manifold for filling the lights and the surrounding exhausted chamber with the required noble gas. The system operates at room temperature, and enables selection of the internal pressure of the noble gas within the glazing units, in accordance with predetermined factors such as the altitude of the ultimate site where the lights are destined to be used. The lights are sealed off within the vacuum chamber, prior to removal therefrom, while in a controlled environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1992
    Inventor: Donald M. Taylor
  • Patent number: 4977722
    Abstract: A peripheral frame is provided suitable for use as the frame or sash for a glazed window or patio door unit, or for use as an outer frame or semi-peripheral frame to contain window or door units. The frame is of U-form section, having a pair of substantially parallel legs and an interconnecting end portion forming an outwardly facing bight. The outer surface of the section end portion forms the inner periphery of the frame and the leg portions of the section form the faces of the frame, and, provide an outer peripheral access to the interior of the frame section. The frame can be provided with various concealed inserts appropriate to its function located in the interior of the section, such as wood, metal or other inserts. Such inserts may comprise reinforcement frames and insulation material, including foamed in-situ insulation and reinforcement; and attachment and/or suspension hardware for components supported by the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 18, 1990
    Assignee: Repla Limited
    Inventor: Donald M. Taylor