Patents by Inventor Donald R. Taylor

Donald R. 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: 20210269293
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are provided for use in monitoring product placement within a shopping facility. Some embodiments provide an apparatus configured to determine product placement conditions within a shopping facility, comprising: a transceiver configured to wirelessly receive communications; a product monitoring control circuit coupled with the transceiver; a memory coupled with the control circuit and storing computer instructions that when executed by the control circuit cause the control circuit to: obtain a composite three-dimensional (3D) scan mapping corresponding to at least a select area of the shopping facility and based on a series of 3D scan data; evaluate the 3D scan mapping to identify multiple product depth distances; and identify, from the evaluation of the 3D scan mapping, when one or more of the multiple product depth distances is greater than a predefined depth distance threshold from the reference offset distance of the product support structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Donald R. High, Shuvro Chakrobartty, Robert C. Taylor
  • Patent number: 5568053
    Abstract: A cold cathode ionization gauge includes a first and second electrode spaced apart and insulated from one another and having a common axis. A magnetic field generator surrounds the gauge and applies a non-time varying magnetic field along the common axis of the electrodes. The magnetic field generator includes at least one pair of opposed axially magnetized magnets adjacent each other. In one embodiment of the invention a non-magnetic annular spacer is placed between the opposed magnets. The magnet arrangement minimizes magnetic flux outside of the gauge while increasing the strength of the magnetic flux inside of the gauge. The magnetic arrangement also allows the gauge to be ignited in a very high vacuum, thereby extending the operating range of the gauge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1996
    Assignee: The Fredericks Company
    Inventors: Emil Drubetsky, Donald R. Taylor, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5351551
    Abstract: A thermocouple vacuum gauge includes a first thermocouple element spaced below a second thermocouple element. The two thermocouple elements are electrically connected in series in a back-to-back manner by connecting together their respective negative ends. A pulse generator supplies a pulsing on-off current only to the first thermocouple element. During the off intervals, a switch connects the positive ends of both thermocouple elements to a voltage measuring and comparing circuit which measures a thermally generated voltage signal between the positive ends of the thermocouple elements and compares the measured voltage signal to a reference signal. The result of the comparison is used to vary the output current of the pulse generator so as to supply an amount of current to the first thermocouple element sufficient to cause the measured voltage signal to approach the reference signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 4, 1994
    Assignee: The Fredericks Company
    Inventors: Emil Drubetsky, Donald R. Taylor, Jr., Leonard Woshczyn
  • Patent number: 5220087
    Abstract: A fluorinated cation exchange resin catalyst is prepared by contacting a polymer containing pendant acid groups, particularly the radical --SO.sub.3 X with elemental fluorine in the presence of a water-free halogenated hydrocarbon liquid and thereafter converting the resulting pendant --SO.sub.3 X radical to a free acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1993
    Assignee: Allied-Signal Inc.
    Inventors: Morris B. Berenbaum, Thomas P. J. Izod, Donald R. Taylor, John D. Hewes
  • Patent number: 5151183
    Abstract: The instant invention is a membrane useful for separating organic matter such as proteins from aqueous solutions which resists fouling and maintains a high flux during separation. The membrane is prepared by either drying a polysulfone composite membrane, or first treating a polysulfone composite membrane with aqueous methanol and then drying it. The membrane is then exposed to elemental fluorine in an inert gas in the substantial absence of oxygen at a temperature in the range of about -45.degree. to 70.degree. C. After fluorine treatment, the membrane is exposed to air. The fluorine content in the treatment mixture may be from 0.0125 to about 10 volume percent, preferably 0.025 to 2 volume percent. The fluorine treatment does not significantly alter the membrane pore size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1992
    Assignee: Allied-Signal Inc.
    Inventors: Robert H. Sedath, Donald R. Taylor, Lloyd S. White
  • Patent number: 5117840
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for restoring fecal continence to a patient. The apparatus comprises an electrical stimulation probe for insertion into the anus of a patient and associated electronics for producing a pulsatile waveform electrical output adapted for optimal physiological stimulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1992
    Assignee: Biosonics
    Inventors: Henry S. Brenman, Donald R. Taylor, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5053205
    Abstract: A solar powered floatable chlorinating apparatus consisting of a floatable chamber which receives and contains the chlorine medium and dispenses solubilized chlorine into water entering into and dispersing from the chamber. A solar powered motor, operably associated with the floatable chamber, drives the floatable chamber randomly about the surface of the body of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1991
    Inventors: Donald R. Taylor, Mark W. Kinzle
  • Patent number: 4360869
    Abstract: A control store included in a data processing system for storing microinstructions in a plurality of microinstructions storage locations is organized in two parts, an upper bank and a lower bank. The lower bank is directly addressed by a portion of the currently addressed control store word, whereas the upper bank is addressed by use of a multiplexer, with inputs thereto coupled from various logic elements. Apparatus is included to determine which part of the control store will be selected and to allow such determination at a time substantially after the addresses for the first and second parts have been received by the control store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1980
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1982
    Assignee: Honeywell Information Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Philip E. Stanley, David E. Cushing, Donald R. Taylor
  • Patent number: 4084229
    Abstract: A system and method for providing a control store arrangement in which a single memory having a plurality of memory locations can be used for storing sequences of microinstructions or scratch pad information. The number of storage locations defining the scratch pad area can be increased or decreased as required by assigning tag addresses to a desired number of scratch pad storage locations when the microinstruction routines are being assembled. In this manner, the locations defining the scratch pad areas can be tailored to the particular system operation to be performed. This eliminates the need for modifying the control store circuits to change the size of the control store scratch pad area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1975
    Date of Patent: April 11, 1978
    Assignee: Honeywell Information Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Donald R. Taylor, Arthur A. Parmet
  • Patent number: 4042914
    Abstract: A host system includes a microprogrammed processing unit which couples a foreign processing unit to the main memory of the host system. The microprogrammed processing unit also couples to an interface connected to the foreign processor. During operation, the host processor transfers a channel command to the microprogrammed processing unit which is operative under firmware control to perform the various control functions required for initiating a particular job. In this manner, the various parameters and information necessary to dispatch a job of the foreign processor is accomplished expeditiously under the firmware control in response to commands issued by the host processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1976
    Date of Patent: August 16, 1977
    Assignee: Honeywell Information Systems Inc.
    Inventors: John L. Curley, C. William Dawson, Arthur A. Parmet, Donald R. Taylor