Patents by Inventor Jeffrey Taylor

Jeffrey 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: 20200054558
    Abstract: An aerosol preparation assembly includes an entrainment chamber defining an entrainment volume. The entrainment chamber includes a gas inlet port, an aerosol inlet port and an outlet port. The entrainment chamber is configured such that a velocity of a flow of a gas within the entrainment volume is less than a velocity of the flow of the gas within the gas inlet port. The entrainment chamber is configured such that at least a portion of inlet aerosol is entrained into the flow of the gas within the entrainment volume to produce an entrained aerosol flow at the outlet port. The particle selection chamber is configured to receive the entrained aerosol flow and produce an outlet aerosol flow. The particle selection chamber and nozzle are collectively configured such that a volumetric median diameter of the outlet aerosol flow is less than a volumetric median diameter of the inlet aerosol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicant: PARION SCIENCES, INC.
    Inventors: Paul BOUCHER, Richard BOUCHER, Brian M. BUTTON, Michael R. JOHNSON, James B. FINK, Anthony J. HICKEY, Tomas NAVRATIL, William Robert THELIN, Stuart Robert ABERCROMBIE, Philip Jerome DRIVER, Mark Jeffrey EDHOUSE, Nicholas O. HEIJNE, Donal Joseph TAYLOR, Jonathan Hugh WILKINS
  • Publication number: 20200053909
    Abstract: A heat-management device described herein includes an array of recesses distributed across an external surface of a thermally conductive body; and an array of protrusions interspersed with the array of recesses and forming a network of cavities within an internal volume of the thermally conductive body, the array of recesses and the array of protrusions defining a non-planar interface complimentary to a curved surface of a heat source. A fluid volume can be retained within the network of cavities at a pressure lower than atmospheric pressure. The heat management device includes a cooling operation mode wherein the fluid volume absorbs heat from the heat source through the non-planar interface and dissipates heat away from the heat source through the network of cavities. A manufacturing method is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventor: Jeffrey Taylor Stellman
  • Patent number: 10558183
    Abstract: Systems and methods for creating and using equipment definitions are provided. An archetypal device used to identify one or more data points associated with the archetypal device. A point definition is generated for each identified data point associated with the archetypal device. Each point definition includes an abstraction of a text string extracted from the corresponding data point that is applicable to multiple different devices of the same type of building equipment. The generated point definitions are used to create an equipment definition for a type of building equipment. The equipment definition can be used to identify data points associated with other devices of the same type of building equipment and to automatically create equipment objects representing such devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Ryan A. Piaskowski, Michael E. Wagner, Daniel J. Sonnemann, Jeffrey Taylor, Corey A. Poquette
  • Patent number: 10540577
    Abstract: A system for aerial image detection and classification is provided herein. The system comprising an aerial image database storing one or more aerial images electronically received from one or more image providers, and an object detection pre-processing engine in electronic communication with the aerial image database, the object detection pre-processing engine detecting and classifying objects using a disparity mapping generation sub-process to automatically process the one or more aerial images to generate a disparity map providing elevation information, a segmentation sub-process to automatically apply a pre-defined elevation threshold to the disparity map, the pre-defined elevation threshold adjustable by a user, and a classification sub-process to automatically detect and classify objects in the one or more stereoscopic pairs of aerial images by applying one or more automated detectors based on classification parameters and the pre-defined elevation threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Xactware Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Taylor, Edmund Webecke
  • Publication number: 20200021066
    Abstract: In one example, the connector includes a body portion configured to be connected to a cord and a connection portion engaged with the body portion and comprising a plurality of conductors. The connection portion includes a conductive shield electrically connected to a plurality of the conductors when the connection portion is not engaged with the article of merchandise, and the connection portion also includes at least one ground conductor that is not electrically connected to the remaining conductors and/or the conductive shield when the connection portion is not engaged with the article of merchandise. At least one of the conductors and/or the conductive shield is configured to cooperate with the ground conductor to define a sense loop when the connector is engaged with the article of merchandise, and interruption of the sense loop is indicative of a security event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Grant, Gary A. Taylor, Christopher J. Fawcett, Jonathon D. Phillips
  • Patent number: 10533344
    Abstract: A merchandise security device is provided. The merchandise security device may include a lock mechanism operably engaged with a shape memory material configured to receive electrical power for locking and unlocking the lock mechanism. The shape memory material may be configured to change in shape in response to receiving electrical power to thereby lock or unlock the lock mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: InVue Security Products Inc.
    Inventors: Gary A. Taylor, Jeffrey A. Grant, David N. Berglund
  • Patent number: 10529201
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to security systems for securing an item of merchandise from theft or unauthorized removal. For example, the security system may include a sensor configured to be coupled to the item of merchandise and a base configured to removably support the sensor and the item of merchandise thereon. The base includes a charging circuit for providing power to the sensor and/or the item of merchandise. The security system also includes a controller operably coupled to the base and a key configured to wirelessly communicate with the base and/or controller. The sensor is configured to wirelessly communicate with the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: InVue Security Products Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Grant, Jonathon D. Phillips, Gary A. Taylor, Kyle Baker
  • Patent number: 10518446
    Abstract: Techniques disclosed herein relate to molding inserts with improved cooling performance. A mold insert includes a body and a plurality of heat sink elements coupled to the body. The body includes an area with a recessed surface that has different depths in a plurality of different regions. The plurality of heat sink elements is configured to provide different thermal resistances in the plurality of different regions of the mold insert, where a thermal resistance of the mold insert in a region with a higher recessed surface depth is lower than a thermal resistance of the mold insert in a region with a lower recessed surface depth. In some embodiments, the plurality of heat sink elements form cooling channels that are configured to conduct a cooling fluid from regions of the mold insert with higher recessed surface depths to regions of the mold insert with lower recessed surface depths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Kurt Jenkins, Jeffrey Taylor Stellman
  • Publication number: 20190387318
    Abstract: Content rules engines for playback devices are disclosed herein. A media playback system receives a first command to form a synchrony group comprising a plurality of playback devices. The system receives a second command for the synchrony group to play back first audio content. In response to the second command, the first audio content is played back via the synchrony group. The system receives (i) second audio content to be played back by one or more of the playback devices of the synchrony group and (ii) content source properties associated with an audio source of the second audio content. The system accesses a rules engine to determine playback restrictions based at least in part on the content source properties. Based at least in part on the playback restrictions, operation of one or more of the playback devices is restricted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Jeffrey Michael Torgerson, Sanford William Spivey, Ryan Taylor
  • Publication number: 20190383564
    Abstract: A system for heat exchange and leak detection is generally provided, the system including a heat exchanger including a first wall defining a first passage containing a first fluid. A leak detection enclosure containing a leak detection medium is defined between the first wall and a second wall surrounding the first wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Brandon Wayne Miller, Nicholas Taylor Moore, Daniel Alan Niergarth, Jeffrey Douglas Rambo, Hendrik Pieter Jacobus de Bock, William Dwight Gerstler
  • Publication number: 20190371075
    Abstract: Methods and systems for presenting an object on a screen of a head mounted display (HMD) include receiving an image of a real-world environment in proximity of a user wearing the HMD. The image is received from one or more forward facing cameras of the HMD and processed for rendering on a screen of the HMD by a processor within the HMD. A gaze direction of the user wearing the HMD, is detected using one or more gaze detecting cameras of the HMD that are directed toward one or each eye of the user. Images captured by the forward facing cameras are analyzed to identify an object captured in the real-world environment that is in line with the gaze direction of the user, wherein the image of the object is rendered at a first virtual distance that causes the object to appear out-of-focus when presented to the user. A signal is generated to adjust a zoom factor for lens of the one or more forward facing cameras so as to cause the object to be brought into focus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Jeffrey Roger Stafford, Michael Taylor
  • Patent number: 10486116
    Abstract: An extrusion system that is operable to facilitate the extrusion of a solution through manipulation of a first syringe and a second syringe. The extrusion system includes a tubing network wherein the tubing network includes a first portion coupled to a first port of an extrusion cartridge and a second portion coupled to a second portion of an extrusion cartridge. The first portion of the tubing network includes an inlet line having an inlet valve coupled therewith and a first syringe. A purge line and purge line clamp are further included in the first portion. The second portion includes a second syringe, an exit line and an exit line clamp. The extrusion system utilizes reciprocating movements of the plungers of the first syringe and second syringe to facilitate the passing of the solution through the extrusion cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventors: Graham Jeffrey Taylor, Nima Tamaddoni Jahromi
  • Patent number: 10486301
    Abstract: Example overstock audit tools and associated methods are described. The example overstock audit tool includes a body defining a distal end and a proximal end, and a cutout formed in the body and extending from the proximal end. The cutout can be configured and dimensioned to be placed against a shelf edge to align the handle portion with the shelf edge. The overstock audit tool includes an elongated portion attached to and extending from the handle portion. An example overstock audit tool can include a roller mechanism configured to slidably secure the handle portion to the shelf edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Robert James Taylor, Jason Bellar, Kenneth Jeffrey Dobbs, Matthew David Alexander, Leigh Ann Marie Scobey, Jamison Lonnie Kyle Sibley, William C. Maestas
  • Publication number: 20190351413
    Abstract: An instrument includes a reagent management system. The reagent management system includes a plurality of reagent wells, each reagent well operable to contain a reagent of a plurality of reagents positioned therein. The reagent management system is operable to select a flow of reagent from one of the plurality of reagents. A flexible connection includes a laminate stack and includes a first flexible channel in fluid communication with the reagent management system. The first flexible channel is operable to route the flow of reagent therethrough. A flow cell includes a flow channel in fluid communication with the first flexible channel. The flow channel is operable to route the flow of reagent over analytes positioned in the flow channel. The flexible connection enables the flow cell to be moved by the instrument relative to a fixed reference point in the instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: Illumina, Inc.
    Inventors: Cyril DELATTRE, Minsoung RHEE, Jeffrey LIU, Wesley COX-MURANAMI, Paul CRIVELLI, Jennifer FOLEY, Darren SEGALE, Jay TAYLOR, Matthew HAGE, Philip PAIK, Erik ALLEGOREN, David HERTZOG, Alex MOROZ-SMIETANA, Xiaoxiao MA, Tsukasa TAKAHASHI, Brandon WESTERBERG
  • Patent number: 10478235
    Abstract: A surgical tool for removing a portion of an implant is provided that includes a housing, a motor contained within the housing and coupled to the housing, and an output shaft having a distal end and a proximal end opposite the distal end, wherein the proximal end is coupled to the motor and the distal end has an opening configured to rotatably engage an implant. The surgical tool further includes a counter-torque sleeve extending around the output shaft having a proximal end and a distal end opposite the proximal end, wherein the proximal end is coupled to the housing and the distal end is configured to couple to the implant relative to the counter-torque sleeve. Upon a rotational force to the implant, the forces transmitted by the output shaft and the counter-torque sleeve are balanced by the coupling of the output shaft and counter-torque sleeve through the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeff Beale, Harold Taylor, Jeffrey Chapin, Timothy Proulx, Jared Alden Judson
  • Patent number: 10481120
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and apparatus for determining the properties of artificial membranes (e.g., artificially prepared lipid bilayers and biomimetic membranes comprising amphiphilic copolymers). Multiple physical properties of the membranes can be determined via a combination of electrical and optical measurements. The optical and electrical measurements can be determined using a single apparatus, which can also be used to prepare the artificial membrane. Methods are also disclosed for determining the effects changes in the composition of the artificial membrane, such as the addition of a drug or a change in lipid content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: University of Tennessee Research Foundation
    Inventors: Stephen Andrew Sarles, Graham Jeffrey Taylor
  • Patent number: 10482734
    Abstract: Security systems and methods for protecting retail display merchandise from theft are provided. For example, a security system includes a sensor configured to removably engage an input port of an item of merchandise, and a monitoring component configured to wirelessly communicate with the sensor and to removably support the sensor thereon, wherein the monitoring component and the sensor are configured to communicate with one another to determine a proximity of the item of merchandise relative to the monitoring component, wherein the monitoring component and/or the sensor is configured to initiate a security signal when the proximity between the monitoring component and the sensor is not within a predetermined range, and wherein the monitoring component and/or the sensor is configured to initiate a security signal in response to the sensor being removed from the input port of the item of merchandise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: InVue Security Products Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathon D. Phillips, Michael R. Johnston, Jeffrey A. Grant, Gary A. Taylor, William B. Howell
  • Publication number: 20190346968
    Abstract: An interactive environment image may be projected onto one or more surfaces, and interaction with the projected environment image may be detected within a three-dimensional space over the one or more surfaces. The interactive environment image may be a three dimensional image, or it may be two dimensional. An image is projected onto a surface to provide a visual representation of a virtual space including one or more of the virtual objects, which may be spatially positioned. User interaction with the projected visualized representation of the virtual space may be detected and, in response to user interaction, the projected visualized representation may be changed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Mark L. Davis, Timothy Alan Tabor, Roger H. Hoole, Jeffrey Taylor, John M. Black
  • Patent number: 10475308
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to security systems for securing an item of merchandise from theft or unauthorized removal. For example, the security system may include a sensor configured to be coupled to the item of merchandise and a base configured to removably support the sensor and the item of merchandise thereon. The base includes a charging circuit for providing power to the sensor and/or the item of merchandise. The security system also includes a controller operably coupled to the base and a key configured to wirelessly communicate with the base and/or controller. The sensor is configured to wirelessly communicate with the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: InVue Security Products Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Grant, Jonathon D. Phillips, Gary A. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20190339188
    Abstract: A system and method for surface characterization of a porous solid or powder sample using flowing gas include mass flow controllers configured to deliver a controllable mass flow of a carrier gas and adsorptive gas to vary concentration of the adsorptive gas flowing through at least one measurement channel containing a sample cell. A concentration detector downstream of the sample cell provides a signal indicative of the adsorptive gas concentration to a controller that determines the amount of adsorptive gas adsorbed and/or desorbed to characterize the surface area, pore volume, pore volume distribution, etc. of the sample material. The detector may include a housing, heat exchanger, thermal conductivity detector, and a temperature regulator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Miroslav PEJCINOVIC, Jeffrey Taylor BODYCOMB