Patents by Inventor Donald Taylor

Donald 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: 20220225678
    Abstract: A concentrate vapor delivery system places a viscous concentrate at an optimal location for vaporization while simultaneously protecting the heating elements that enable vaporization from damage. Concentrate is positioned proximate to the heating source on a delivery apparatus whereby heat from the heating source liquefies the concentrate. Upon liquification the concentrate flows along the delivery device toward the heating source and into an environment of higher temperature, eventually vaporizing thereby releasing the desired vapor effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2022
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Applicant: LIT BRANDS LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Creager, William Cowan, Zachary Taylor, Donald L. Creager, III, Max Creager
  • Publication number: 20220218705
    Abstract: Compounds and embodiments of a method for treating and/or preventing autoimmune diseases are disclosed. The method includes administering to a subject having an autoimmune disease, such as an inflammatory bowel disease, a therapeutically effective amount of a compound according to formula I wherein X and Y independently are O or NR1; each R1 is independently H or C1-C6 alkyl; ring A is aryl; each R2 independently is H, alkyl, alkoxy, amide, cyano, halo, haloalkyl, hydroxyalkyl, heteroalkyl, heterocyclyl, sulfonyl, sulfonamide, or two R2 groups, taken together with the atom or atoms to which they are attached, combine to form a 4-10 membered ring system; p is 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4; R3 and R4 independently are H or C1-C6 alkyl; and R5 is halo, cyano, or C1-C6 alkyl.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2021
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Applicant: Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Esteban Masuda, Rajinder Singh, Vanessa Taylor, Donald G. Payan
  • Publication number: 20220167711
    Abstract: An article of footwear may include an elastic membrane suspended within an interior of an upper of the article of footwear and spaced above the sole, such that a wearer's foot contacts the membrane and is cradled by the membrane as the membrane is stretched toward an underlying midsole. In some examples, the 5 membrane may contact the midsole for a discrete length of a contact area, e.g., selected by the manufacturer. In some examples, a void between the membrane and the sole is filled, at least in part, with a selected filler material. In some examples, the membrane comprises a material having tailored stretch characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Inventors: Mark Arthur OLESON, Michael Andrew NOTRICA, Donald Taylor JOHNSTON, Michael STESZYN, Peter VALOIS, Peter RUEEGGER, Joseph MCMILLAN
  • Publication number: 20220079292
    Abstract: An upper of an article of footwear comprises a plurality of stretch zones each having a respective stretching capability. Suitable example stretch zones may include four-way stretch zones, two-way stretch zones, and/or lock-out zones. In some examples, an upper having a plurality of stretch zones comprises a single continuous piece of material configured to have regions of different stretching capability. The single piece of material may comprise a layered material having two stretchable outer layers, wherein a plurality of stretch zones of the piece of material are defined by corresponding intermediate layers disposed at selected locations between the outer layers. Examples of intermediate layers providing two-way stretch, four-way stretch, and little or no stretch are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2021
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Inventors: Michael Andrew NOTRICA, Mark Arthur OLESON, Donald Taylor JOHNSTON, Christopher Ka-Yin LAM
  • Patent number: 11219273
    Abstract: An upper of an article of footwear comprises a plurality of stretch zones each having a respective stretching capability. Suitable example stretch zones may include four-way stretch zones, two-way stretch zones, and/or lock-out zones. In some examples, an upper having a plurality of stretch zones comprises a single continuous piece of material configured to have regions of different stretching capability. The single piece of material may comprise a layered material having two stretchable outer layers, wherein a plurality of stretch zones of the piece of material are defined by corresponding intermediate layers disposed at selected locations between the outer layers. Examples of intermediate layers providing two-way stretch, four-way stretch, and little or no stretch are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: LULULEMON ATHLETICA CANADA INC.
    Inventors: Michael Andrew Notrica, Mark Arthur Oleson, Donald Taylor Johnston, Christopher Ka-Yin Lam
  • Patent number: 11174799
    Abstract: A throttle control assembly which includes a housing, an adapter integrally formed with the housing, an anti-rotation feature integrally formed with the housing and the adapter, and a scallop. The scallop substantially surrounds the anti-rotation feature, and the anti-rotation feature and the scallop are integrally formed with the housing and the adapter during a molding process, such as a metal injection molding process, or a casting process. A first groove is integrally formed as part of the adapter, a second groove is integrally formed as part of the housing, and a rib portion is disposed between the first groove and the second groove. A lower wall portion is integrally formed as part of the housing, such that the lower wall portion is adjacent the scallop. A portion of the scallop is integrally formed as part of the housing, and a portion of the scallop is integrally formed as part of the adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Vitesco Technologies USA, LLC
    Inventors: Donald Taylor, Giri Thommandram, Benjamin Nydam
  • Publication number: 20210285405
    Abstract: A valve, such as a throttle valve plate, which is suitable for use with a throttle assembly, and is able to withstand a backpressure test. The throttle valve plate includes a flat plate, and a plastic material overmolded onto a portion of the valve plate. The plate includes at least one rib, and may include a plurality of ribs, allowing for a thinner and lighter weight plate which is manufactured at a lower cost. The valve may also be a two-piece valve plate having an overlap portion. The two pieces of the valve plate overlap at the portion of the valve plate which interfaces with the shaft of the throttle assembly. The remaining portion of the plate surface includes at least one ribbed feature, and may include a plurality of ribbed features which reduce material usage and therefore reduce weight and cost, but also provide the required strength and rigidity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: Vitesco Technologies USA, LLC
    Inventors: Julian Czajkowski, Donald Taylor, Mohammed Rizwan Khan
  • Publication number: 20210195998
    Abstract: An upper of an article of footwear comprises a plurality of stretch zones each having a respective stretching capability. Suitable example stretch zones may include four-way stretch zones, two-way stretch zones, and/or lock-out zones. In some examples, an upper having a plurality of stretch zones comprises a single continuous piece of material configured to have regions of different stretching capability. The single piece of material may comprise a layered material having two stretchable outer layers, wherein a plurality of stretch zones of the piece of material are defined by corresponding intermediate layers disposed at selected locations between the outer layers. Examples of intermediate layers providing two-way stretch, four-way stretch, and little or no stretch are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Andrew NOTRICA, Mark Arthur OLESON, Donald Taylor JOHNSTON, Christopher Ka-Yin LAM
  • Publication number: 20210162887
    Abstract: A seat accessory device having a body including a seat member and an attachment member. The seat member includes a cushion element. The attachment member includes a pair of strap elements attached to each end of the seat member, and a pair of hook elements attached to each pair of strap elements. Each pair of hook elements is positioned at an opposite end of the seat member from one another. Each pair of hook elements includes mating components to connect to one another. The seat member attachably connects to an object by extending the opposite positioned strap elements around the object and connecting the opposite positioned hook elements to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventor: Donald Taylor
  • Patent number: 10711710
    Abstract: A throttle control assembly which includes a housing, and an adapter and an anti-rotation feature integrally formed with the housing. A scallop is integrally formed as part of the housing and substantially surrounds the anti-rotation feature. A first tapered portion and a second tapered portion are both integrally formed with the adapter. A first groove and a rib portion are also integrally formed as part of the adapter. A plurality of outer scallops are also integrally formed as part of the adapter. The anti-rotation feature, the scallop, and each of the plurality of outer scallops are integrally formed with the housing. A portion of the plurality of outer scallops are formed as part of the second tapered portion, and a portion of the plurality of outer scallops are formed as part of the rib portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Continental Powertrain USA, LLC
    Inventors: Giri Thommandram, Benjamin Nydam, Donald Taylor
  • Patent number: 10602686
    Abstract: A hydroponic growing system is disclosed herein. The hydroponic growing system includes a plurality of plant containers, a nutrient reservoir, a nutrient control tower, a plumbing means, a pump, and an overflow tube. The hydroponic growing system is useful for pumping a nutrient solution to the plurality of plant containers from the nutrient reservoir. A method is also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventor: Donald Taylor
  • Publication number: 20190345884
    Abstract: A throttle control assembly which includes a housing, and an adapter and an anti-rotation feature integrally formed with the housing. A scallop is integrally formed as part of the housing and substantially surrounds the anti-rotation feature. A first tapered portion and a second tapered portion are both integrally formed with the adapter. A first groove and a rib portion are also integrally formed as part of the adapter. A plurality of outer scallops are also integrally formed as part of the adapter. The anti-rotation feature, the scallop, and each of the plurality of outer scallops are integrally formed with the housing. A portion of the plurality of outer scallops are formed as part of the second tapered portion, and a portion of the plurality of outer scallops are formed as part of the rib portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: Continental Powertrain USA, LLC
    Inventors: Giri Thommandram, Benjamin Nydam, Donald Taylor
  • Publication number: 20190271270
    Abstract: A throttle control assembly which includes a housing, an adapter integrally formed with the housing, an anti-rotation feature integrally formed with the housing and the adapter, and a scallop. The scallop substantially surrounds the anti-rotation feature, and the anti-rotation feature and the scallop are integrally formed with the housing and the adapter during a molding process, such as a metal injection molding process, or a casting process. A first groove is integrally formed as part of the adapter, a second groove is integrally formed as part of the housing, and a rib portion is disposed between the first groove and the second groove. A lower wall portion is integrally formed as part of the housing, such that the lower wall portion is adjacent the scallop. A portion of the scallop is integrally formed as part of the housing, and a portion of the scallop is integrally formed as part of the adapter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald Taylor, Giri Thommandram, Benjamin Nydam
  • Patent number: 10385212
    Abstract: The present invention provides water dilutable silicone emulsions comprising a silicone and a silicone polyether; a coating composition comprising the emulsions; a process of making the emulsions; and uses of the emulsions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Silicones Corporation
    Inventors: Robert D. Kennedy, Bertrand Louis Julien Lenoble, Donald Taylor Liles, Yihan Liu, Elodie Raynaud
  • Patent number: 10358529
    Abstract: Particles are prepared in an emulsion using a method that includes providing a first reactant having at least two unsaturated carbon-carbon moieties and a second reactant having at least two Si—H moieties, so long as at least one of the unsaturated carbon-carbon moieties of the first reactant or the Si—H moieties of the second reactant is pendant. The method also includes providing a third reactant having a silicon atom and a condensable reactive group bonded to the silicon atom and also having an unsaturated carbon-carbon moiety and/or a Si—H moiety, providing a hydrosilylation catalyst, and providing a polar liquid. The method further includes combining the first, second, and third reactants to form particles that have a cross-linked network wherein the condensable reactive group is disposed on the particles, and adding a silane having an organic moiety and a condensation leaving group to form the particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: DOW SILICONES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Donald Taylor Liles, Timothy Andrew Roggow, II
  • Publication number: 20190098849
    Abstract: A hydroponic growing system is disclosed herein. The hydroponic growing system includes a plurality of plant containers, a nutrient reservoir, a nutrient control tower, a plumbing means, a pump, and an overflow tube. The hydroponic growing system is useful for pumping a nutrient solution to the plurality of plant containers from the nutrient reservoir. A method is also disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventor: Donald Taylor
  • Patent number: 10215105
    Abstract: A throttle control assembly which includes a throttle body housing, an adapter integrally formed with the throttle body housing, a housing portion being part of the adapter, and a central port which extends through the throttle body housing and the adapter. A first groove is integrally formed as part of the adapter, a second groove is integrally formed as part of the throttle body housing, and a rib portion disposed between the first groove and the second groove. The rib portion is formed as part of the adapter, and an anti-rotation feature is integrally formed with the throttle body housing. The anti-rotation feature is integrally formed with the throttle body housing during a molding process. The anti-rotation feature may be formed in different locations on the outer surface of the housing, allowing the throttle body assembly to be suitable for various applications having different design and packaging requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Nydam, Giri Thommandram, Donald Taylor
  • Patent number: 10202907
    Abstract: An adapter assembly connected to a throttle body housing of an electronic throttle control assembly with a connecting feature. The adapter assembly of the present invention provides significantly lower cost assembly, and permits single side molding of the adapter assembly. The adapter assembly also includes alternative features for a captured seal or a void to contain excess thread sealer, and also permits a an anti-rotation feature, or locking tab, that is indexed to the receiving element, where the screw stop angle of the adapter assembly does not have to be controlled to provide a desired tab orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald Taylor, John Norman Stockbridge
  • Publication number: 20180369390
    Abstract: An aqueous dispersion, useful for forming a film, comprises a silicone composition dispersed in an aqueous phase. The silicone composition comprises a product of a reaction of (a) an alkenyl-containing organopolysiloxane having an average per molecule of at least 2 alkenyl groups and (b) an Si H containing siloxane having an average per molecule of at least 2 Si H moieties. The dispersion also comprises a hydrosilylation catalyst and polyvinyl alcohol. The composition is stabilised in dispersion form by the polyvinyl alcohol dissolved in the aqueous phase. The dispersion is an effective method of delivering a pharmaceutically or cosmetically active ingredient by topical application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Severine CAUVIN, Morgane LE MEUR, Donald Taylor LILES, Xavier Jean-Paul THOMAS, Anne-Marie VINCENT
  • Patent number: D932750
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: LULULEMON ATHLETICA CANADA INC.
    Inventors: Mark Arthur Oleson, Michael Andrew Notrica, Donald Taylor Johnston, Christopher Ka-Yin Lam, Damon Clegg, Jorge Rojas