Patents by Inventor Eric Taylor

Eric 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: 20200053092
    Abstract: Various aspects and embodiments of dwelling automation administration are described. Among other aspects or features of the embodiments, a dwelling automation system in a computing device authenticates a user. A management interface in the dwelling automation system generates a user interface for administering a plurality of automation devices at different dwellings based on access and control rights of the user. The user interface can grant the user access to at least one automation device associated with a hub associated with at least one dwelling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Andrew Rovito, Michael Taylor McGann, Isaac Gregory Martin, Eric Wood, David James Beenfield
  • Patent number: 10537132
    Abstract: The invention provides an smokeless tobacco composition adapted for oral use, the composition including a tobacco material and an effervescent material. The effervescent material includes an acid component and a base component, wherein the acid component includes a triprotic acid such as citric acid and at least one additional acid. The invention also provides a method for making a smokeless tobacco composition that involves first forming a granulation mixture, granulating the granulation mixture, and then blending the resulting granules with further blending components. Thereafter, the material can be formed into a predetermined shape, such as by compression or extrusion. The acid component of the effervescent material is divided into two portions, the first portion added to the granulation mixture and the remaining portion added during the blending step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: Eric Taylor Hunt, Darrell Eugene Holton, Jr., Frank Kelley St. Charles
  • Publication number: 20200005612
    Abstract: In one example, a connector assembly for providing security to an article of merchandise is provided. The connector assembly includes a cord having a plurality of conductors and a body portion connected to the cord. The connector assembly also includes a connection portion engaged with the body portion and including a plurality of engagement members. Each of the engagement members is electrically connected to a respective conductor in the cord, and the connection portion is configured to engage the article of merchandise to thereby electrically connect the engagement members to one another for establishing a sense loop through the conductors in the cord. Interruption of the sense loop is indicative of a security event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Jonathon D. Phillips, Gary A. Taylor, Christopher J. Fawcett, Eric Brutke
  • Publication number: 20200003835
    Abstract: Arrangements and techniques for testing mobile devices within a test module. The test modules are portable and may be stacked to provide a modular testing system. A pulley system may be used to move an actuator arm horizontally in the X and Y directions. The actuator arm may be moved vertically in the Z direction such that a tip may engage a touchscreen of a mobile device being tested or a user interface element of the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Syed Toaha Ahmad, Eric Christie, Zachary Powers, Marguerite Eaton, Derek Klaas, Grant Taylor, Bradley Chew, Natasha Theodora Petrus, William Ah Tou, Yen-Lin Han
  • Patent number: 10518207
    Abstract: An air filter system in accordance with the present invention includes a filter housing that defines an airflow channel. A supply roll of a filter medium, and a take-up roll for receiving the filter medium from the supply roll are positioned parallel to each other in the airflow channel. A plurality of wire mesh diverter-screens are positioned between the supply roll and the take-up roll to establish a tortuous path for statically positioning the filter medium across the airflow channel. Periodically, the take-up roll can be rotated to draw replacement filter medium into position on the tortuous path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Automatic Air, LLC
    Inventors: James Eric Taylor, Scott Edward Morehouse
  • Patent number: 10507537
    Abstract: A method of mounting a capacitive coupling plate to a power tool assembly including a drop arm assembly, an actuating device configured to transfer a force to the drop arm assembly, and a control system configured to control the actuating device includes connecting a capacitive coupling plate bracket formed from a non-conductive material to a drop arm frame of the drop arm assembly, and mounting the capacitive coupling plate to the capacitive coupling plate bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignees: Robert Bosch Tool Corporation, Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Robert S. Doumani, Eric Laliberte, Timothy Szweda, Brian Taylor
  • Publication number: 20190374704
    Abstract: Method and system for controllably administering and/or withdrawing fluid from a patient. In one embodiment, the system may include an infusion needle, a pump adapted to be operably coupled to the infusion needle for creating fluid flow through the infusion needle, and a hands-free switch for activating and/or deactivating the pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: George Adaniya, Howard Donnelly, Eric Mathews, Hayden Taylor, Andrew Whitehead
  • Patent number: 10500015
    Abstract: A surgical robotic arm support system may include a base and at least one post and/or a connection for coupling a robot arm to the support system. The base may be configured to at least partially surround a surgical table. The at least one post may have a first end supported on the base and a second end configured to support a robotic arm. The at least one post may be configured to be coupled to a surgical table. The connection may support a mechanical and/or electrical connectivity between the support system and a coupled robot arm. Electrical connectivity may be configured to identify at least one of the robot arm connections to which at least one robot arm is connected. Each robot arm connection may be configured to maintain a portion of a connected robot arm at a predetermined position from the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Eric Taylor, Josh Snow, Peter Hathaway, Michael Stow, Russell Pribanic, Andrew Miesse, Christopher Switalski, Michael Zemlok, Jason Iceman
  • Publication number: 20190357906
    Abstract: A suture grasper for retrieving a suture from an internal surgical site includes an inner shaft defining a tissue-penetrating tip, an intermediate shaft disposed about the inner shaft, and an outer shaft disposed about the intermediate shaft. The intermediate shaft defines a plurality of spring fingers movable between a spread position, wherein the spring fingers extend radially outwardly from the inner shaft, and a compressed position, wherein the spring fingers are approximated about the inner shaft. The outer shaft is selectively translatable relative to the inner shaft and the intermediate shaft for moving the spring fingers between the spread position and the compressed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Scott J. Prior, Jaroslaw T. Malkowski, Justin Williams, Christopher W. Kaswer, Eric Taylor
  • Patent number: 10486937
    Abstract: A method of controlling access to a building is provided. The method comprising: receiving visitor contact information for a visitor from a resident device, the visitor contact information identifies a visitor device of the visitor; receiving visitor access permissions for the visitor from the resident device, the visitor access permissions include at least one of a selected elevator car, a selected door, and a selected floor; and granting the visitor device access to at least one of the selected elevator car, the selected door, and the selected floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Emily Baldi, Paul A. Simcik, Yew Leong, Sheryl Brothers, Ashley Chapman, Eric C. Peterson, James Taylor
  • Patent number: 10484389
    Abstract: Various aspects and embodiments of dwelling automation administration are described. Among other aspects or features of the embodiments, a dwelling automation system in a computing device authenticates a user. A management interface in the dwelling automation system generates a user interface for administering a plurality of automation devices at different dwellings based on access and control rights of the user. The user interface can grant the user access to at least one automation device associated with a hub associated with at least one dwelling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: DWELO, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Andrew Rovito, Michael Taylor McGann, Isaac Gregory Martin, Eric Wood, David James Beenfield
  • Patent number: 10474351
    Abstract: An accessibility method is performed by an electronic device with a display and a touch-sensitive surface. The method includes: displaying a plurality of user interface elements on the display; in response to detecting a first user interface navigation gesture by a finger on the touch-sensitive surface, navigating in the plurality of user interface elements in accordance with a current navigable unit type; in response to detecting a first user interface navigation setting gesture on the touch-sensitive surface: changing the current navigable unit type from the first navigable unit type to a second navigable unit type; and outputting accessibility information about the second navigable unit type; after changing the current navigable unit type, in response to detecting a second user interface navigation gesture by the finger on the touch-sensitive surface, navigating in the plurality of user interface elements in accordance with the current navigable unit type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Brian Fleizach, Eric Taylor Seymour
  • Patent number: 10456169
    Abstract: A surgical access port and method for achieving articulation is disclosed, the surgical access port including a housing, at least one lumen extending through the housing, and an articulation structure. The housing comprises an access member having a proximal end and a distal end, and defines a longitudinal axis. The lumen in the housing extends from the proximal to the distal end of the access member along the longitudinal axis. The articulation structure comprises a first tubular member and a second tubular member, the second tubular member hingably attached to the first tubular member, and an articulation element slidably attached to the first tubular member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Gennady Kleyman, Eric Taylor
  • Publication number: 20190306985
    Abstract: A microprocessor carrier, comprising a frame comprising a metal. The first frame surrounds an aperture for receiving a microprocessor package. At least one hinge assembly is on a first frame edge, and at least one latch assembly is on a second frame edge. One or more alignment tabs coupled to the frame. The one or more alignment tabs extend orthogonally from at least one frame edge. The alignment tabs are to align the microprocessor package with a microprocessor socket. The hinge assembly and the latch assembly are to engage with a microprocessor loading mechanism coupled to a printed circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Shelby A. Ferguson, Bijoyraj Sahu, Russell Aoki, Thomas Boyd, Eric W. Buddrius, Kevin Ceurter, Mustafa Haswarey, Rolf Laido, Daniel Neumann, Rachel Taylor, Anthony Valpiani
  • Patent number: 10426472
    Abstract: A suture grasper for retrieving a suture from an internal surgical site includes an inner shaft defining a tissue-penetrating tip, an intermediate shaft disposed about the inner shaft, and an outer shaft disposed about the intermediate shaft. The intermediate shaft defines a plurality of spring fingers movable between a spread position, wherein the spring fingers extend radially outwardly from the inner shaft, and a compressed position, wherein the spring fingers are approximated about the inner shaft. The outer shaft is selectively translatable relative to the inner shaft and the intermediate shaft for moving the spring fingers between the spread position and the compressed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Scott J. Prior, Jaroslaw T. Malkowski, Justin Williams, Christopher W. Kaswer, Eric Taylor
  • Patent number: 10420882
    Abstract: Method and system for controllably administering and/or withdrawing fluid from a patient. In one embodiment, the system may include a needle assembly, an ultrasound imager, a fluid supply storage unit, a waste storage unit, a fluid pump, and a foot pedal assembly. A syringe may serve as the fluid supply storage unit and the waste storage unit. The pump may include a bi-directional motor and a gear coupled to the motor. The gear may be engageable with a rack on the syringe plunger to drive the plunger either for fluid aspiration or infusion. Depression of one portion of the foot pedal assembly causes the motor to drive the gear in one direction, and depression of another portion of the foot pedal assembly causes the motor to drive the gear the other direction. The system may include a control device to keep pressure in the fluid path from exceeding a limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: MEDOVATE LIMITED
    Inventors: George Adaniya, Howard Donnelly, Eric Mathews, Hayden Taylor, Andrew Whitehead
  • Patent number: 10410488
    Abstract: In one example, a connector assembly for providing security to an article of merchandise is provided. The connector assembly includes a cord having a plurality of conductors and a body portion connected to the cord. The connector assembly also includes a connection portion engaged with the body portion and including a plurality of engagement members. Each of the engagement members is electrically connected to a respective conductor in the cord, and the connection portion is configured to engage the article of merchandise to thereby electrically connect the engagement members to one another for establishing a sense loop through the conductors in the cord. Interruption of the sense loop is indicative of a security event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: InVue Security Products Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathon D. Phillips, Gary A. Taylor, Christopher J. Fawcett, Eric Brutke
  • Patent number: 10390899
    Abstract: A surgical system includes one or more arms defining a passageway therethrough. The arm includes a proximal portion configured for positioning externally of a patient's body and a distal portion configured for positioning within an internal body cavity. The distal portion includes first and second articulatable segments spaced apart from one another and capable of independent articulation between a substantially straight configuration and an articulated configuration. A first articulation assembly is coupled to the proximal portion of the one arm and is transitionable between a first state and a second state for articulating the first articulatable segment between the substantially straight configuration and the articulated configuration. A second articulation assembly is coupled to the proximal portion of the arm and is configured to move between a plurality of positions for articulating the second articulatable segment between the substantially straight configuration and the articulated configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Jaroslaw T. Malkowski, Eric Taylor, Gennady Kleyman
  • Publication number: 20190255729
    Abstract: An object detection system in a saw includes an electrically conductive plate positioned at a predetermined distance from the implement, a detection circuit comprising a transformer, and a single cable connecting first terminal and second terminals of the transformer. The single cable includes a first conductor electrically connected to the first terminal of the winding and to the electrically conductive plate, a second conductor electrically connected to the implement, and an electrical insulator positioned between the first conductor and the second conductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: John DeCicco, Eric Laliberte, Timothy Szweda, Brian Taylor, Dieter Volpert, Gary L. Voong
  • Patent number: 10386161
    Abstract: A target system has a splatter pack attached to a target panel. The splatter pack acts as a receptacle for a fluid that provides visual confirmation that the target has been hit as the pack bursts upon impact by a projectile. The splatter pack is formed by an array of chambers that are arranged in a staggered pattern. As the pack bursts, the fluid explodes out and leaves a splatter pattern on or about the target panel. The burst and residual splatter allow the marksman to see whether or not an accurate shot was delivered without having to closely examine the target. The splatter pack is removably secured to the target panel by one or more fasteners. Each one of the chambers in the interior portion of the splatter pack are intersected by at least one of the channels that are formed between adjacent chambers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Stiumph Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Taylor Snell, Kenneth William Harris, Aaron Paul Brookhart, Eric Maniquis Sia, Jared Wallace Ogden, II, Brandon Thomas Hefer