Patents by Inventor Michael George Taylor

Michael George 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).

  • Patent number: 10907197
    Abstract: Provided are imaging agents comprising a compound of Formula (I), or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, and methods of their use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: CHDI Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Celia Dominguez, John Wityak, Jonathan Bard, Christopher John Brown, Michael Edward Prime, Derek Alexander Weddell, Daryl Simon Walter, Paul Richard Giles, Ian James Wigginton, Malcolm George Taylor, Sébastien René Gabriel Galan, Peter David Johnson, Thomas Martin Krülle, Inaki Morao, Daniel Clark-Frew
  • Patent number: 10891833
    Abstract: A lottery ticket is printed on a substrate sheet material having a front surface with lottery game indicia printed thereon and a removable covering material, typically scratch-off material, covering the lottery game indicia which is removable by a player to expose the game indicia for playing the game and other game information printed on the substrate sheet material where at least part of the substrate sheet material is formed of a translucent synthetic material to enable viewing through the part by the player. In order to allow the ticket to be dispensed in a row of the tickets from a dispensing machine with an optical sensor, a patch of an opaque or semi-opaque material is applied onto the substrate at a location to cooperate with the sensor while it is operating to detect ticket location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Pollard Banknote Limited
    Inventors: Pierre Joseph Lavoie, Sindy Renee Catigay, Kristine Susan Wattis, Michael John Brickwood, Julia Elizabeth Cloutier, Timothy George Edginton, Peter Nguyen, Brett Charles Taylor, Nancy Bettcher
  • Publication number: 20190287353
    Abstract: A lottery ticket is printed on a substrate sheet material having a front surface with lottery game indicia printed thereon and a removable covering material, typically scratch-off material, covering the lottery game indicia which is removable by a player to expose the game indicia for playing the game and other game information printed on the substrate sheet material where at least part of the substrate sheet material is formed of a translucent synthetic material to enable viewing through the part by the player. In order to allow the ticket to be dispensed in a row of the tickets from a dispensing machine with an optical sensor, a patch of an opaque or semi-opaque material is applied onto the substrate at a location to cooperate with the sensor while it is operating to detect ticket location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Pierre Joseph Lavoie, Sindy Renee Catigay, Kristine Susan Wattis, Michael John Brickwood, Julia Elizabeth Cloutier, Timothy George Edginton, Peter Nguyen, Brett Charles Taylor, Nancy Bettcher
  • Patent number: 9450674
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of compensating for compact digital domain chromatic dispersion. The distortion of an optical signal due to chromatic dispersion is compensated by a digital signal processing in the electrical domain, either prior to the optical transmitter or following the receiver. The circular coefficient approximation and sub-band processing reduce the amount of computations to execute a given level of chromatic dispersion compensation compared to a direct finite impulse response filter implementation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Michael George Taylor
  • Publication number: 20140341592
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of compensating for compact digital domain chromatic dispersion. The distortion of an optical signal due to chromatic dispersion is compensated by a digital signal processing in the electrical domain, either prior to the optical transmitter or following the receiver. The circular coefficient approximation and sub-band processing reduce the amount of computations to execute a given level of chromatic dispersion compensation compared to a direct finite impulse response filter implementation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Michael George TAYLOR
  • Patent number: 8548337
    Abstract: In an optical data transmission system, one channel is removed from a group of wavelength division multiplexed optical channels and another channel carrying different information at the same wavelength is inserted in its place. The process occurs by adding an optical signal whose electric field is the difference between the electric field of the new and old channels. The difference calculation takes into account the phase of the incoming WDM channel and phase of the laser source of the difference signal. The method has applications in optical transmission networks as add-drop nodes and optical regenerators, for generation of high bandwidth optical signals, and for secret optical communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Inventor: Michael George Taylor
  • Patent number: 8056060
    Abstract: A software product is tested by first obtaining a performance matrix for the software product, the performance matrix containing the profile results of a plurality of tests on the software product, and an expected result vector for the plurality of tests. A test sequence is then executed for the software product, the sequence comprising selecting a subset of the plurality of tests, running the test subset to obtain a new result vector for the test subset, comparing the new result vector entry with the expected result vector entry for the same test, selecting a test (which may be one of the subset or may be a new test) according to the outcome of the result vector comparison and the performance matrix, and running the selected test under profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Michael Bicheno, Kevin Anthony Braithwaite, Marc Stanley Carter, Tim Dunn, Michael George Taylor
  • Patent number: 8050564
    Abstract: In an optical data transmission system, one channel is removed from a group of wavelength division multiplexed optical channels and another channel carrying different information at the same wavelength is inserted in its place. The process occurs by adding an optical signal whose electric field is the difference between the electric field of the new and old channels. The difference calculation takes into account the phase of the incoming WDM channel and phase of the laser source of the difference signal. The method has applications in optical transmission networks as add-drop nodes and optical regenerators, for generation of high bandwidth optical signals, and for secret optical communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Inventor: Michael George Taylor
  • Patent number: 7962048
    Abstract: The present invention is a method and apparatus to make an estimate of the phase of a signal relative to the local oscillator in an optical coherent detection subsystem that employs a digital signal processor having a parallel architecture. The phase estimation method comprises operations that do not use feedback of recent results. The method includes a cycle count function so that the phase estimate leads to few cycle slips. The phase estimate of the present invention is approximately the same as the optimal phase estimate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Inventor: Michael George Taylor
  • Publication number: 20110123197
    Abstract: In an optical data transmission system, one channel is removed from a group of wavelength division multiplexed optical channels and another channel carrying different information at the same wavelength is inserted in its place. The process occurs by adding an optical signal whose electric field is the difference between the electric field of the new and old channels. The difference calculation takes into account the phase of the incoming WDM channel and phase of the laser source of the difference signal. The method has applications in optical transmission networks as add-drop nodes and optical regenerators, for generation of high bandwidth optical signals, and for secret optical communications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Inventor: Michael George Taylor
  • Publication number: 20110110660
    Abstract: In an optical data transmission system, one channel is removed from a group of wavelength division multiplexed optical channels and another channel carrying different information at the same wavelength is inserted in its place. The process occurs by adding an optical signal whose electric field is the difference between the electric field of the new and old channels. The difference calculation takes into account the phase of the incoming WDM channel and phase of the laser source of the difference signal. The method has applications in optical transmission networks as add-drop nodes and optical regenerators, for generation of high bandwidth optical signals, and for secret optical communications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Inventor: Michael George Taylor
  • Patent number: 7742701
    Abstract: In an optical data transmission system, one channel is removed from a group of wavelength division multiplexed optical channels and another channel carrying different information at the same wavelength is inserted in its place. The process occurs by adding an optical signal whose electric field is the difference between the electric field of the new and old channels. The difference calculation takes into account the phase of the incoming WDM channel and phase of the laser source of the difference signal. The method has applications in optical transmission networks as add-drop nodes and optical regenerators, for generation of high bandwidth optical signals, and for secret optical communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Inventor: Michael George Taylor
  • Publication number: 20100046942
    Abstract: The present invention is a method and apparatus to make an estimate of the phase of a signal relative to the local oscillator in an optical coherent detection subsystem that employs a digital signal processor having a parallel architecture. The phase estimation method comprises operations that do not use feedback of recent results. The method includes a cycle count function so that the phase estimate leads to few cycle slips. The phase estimate of the present invention is approximately the same as the optimal phase estimate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Inventor: Michael George Taylor
  • Patent number: 7609979
    Abstract: A method and system of coherent detection of optical signals. The system utilizes a digital signal processor to recover an incoming optical signal. The system employs a local oscillator, which does not need to be phase locked to the signal. The signal may be consistently recovered, even when the polarization state varies over time. Additionally, the signal may be recovered when it comprises two channels of the same wavelength that are polarization multiplexed together. In addition, any impairment to the signal may be reversed or eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Inventor: Michael George Taylor
  • Patent number: 7599630
    Abstract: A method and system of coherent detection of optical signals. The system utilizes a digital signal processor to recover an incoming optical signal. The system employs a local oscillator, which does not need to be phase locked to the signal. The signal may be consistently recovered, even when the polarization state varies over time. Additionally, the signal may be recovered when it comprises two channels of the same wavelength that are polarization multiplexed together. In addition, any impairment to the signal may be reversed or eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Inventor: Michael George Taylor
  • Publication number: 20090238578
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of compensating for compact digital domain chromatic dispersion. The distortion of an optical signal due to chromatic dispersion is compensated by a digital signal processing in the electrical domain, either prior to the optical transmitter or following the receiver. The circular coefficient approximation and sub-band processing reduce the amount of computations to execute a given level of chromatic dispersion compensation compared to a direct finite impulse response filter implementation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2008
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Inventor: Michael George Taylor
  • Publication number: 20090142077
    Abstract: A method and system of coherent detection of optical signals. The system utilizes a digital signal processor to recover an incoming optical signal. The system employs a local oscillator, which does not need to be phase locked to the signal. The signal may be consistently recovered, even when the polarization state varies over time. Additionally, the signal may be recovered when it comprises two channels of the same wavelength that are polarization multiplexed together. In addition, any impairment to the signal may be reversed or eliminated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2008
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Inventor: Michael George Taylor
  • Publication number: 20090142064
    Abstract: A method and system of coherent detection of optical signals. The system utilizes a digital signal processor to recover an incoming optical signal. The system employs a local oscillator, which does not need to be phase locked to the signal. The signal may be consistently recovered, even when the polarization state varies over time. Additionally, the signal may be recovered when it comprises two channels of the same wavelength that are polarization multiplexed together. In addition, any impairment to the signal may be reversed or eliminated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2008
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Inventor: Michael George Taylor
  • Patent number: 7460793
    Abstract: A method and system of coherent detection of optical signals. The system utilizes a digital signal processor to recover an incoming optical signal. The system employs a local oscillator, which does not need to be phase locked to the signal. The signal may be consistently recovered, even when the polarization state varies over time. Additionally, the signal may be recovered when it comprises two channels of the same wavelength that are polarization multiplexed together. In addition, any impairment to the signal may be reversed or eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Inventor: Michael George Taylor
  • Publication number: 20080046791
    Abstract: A software product is tested by first obtaining a performance matrix for the software product, the performance matrix containing the profile results of a plurality of tests on the software product, and an expected result vector for the plurality of tests. A test sequence is then executed for the software product, the sequence comprising selecting a subset of the plurality of tests, running the test subset to obtain a new result vector for the test subset, comparing the new result vector entry with the expected result vector entry for the same test, selecting a test (which may be one of the subset or may be a new test) according to the outcome of the result vector comparison and the performance matrix, and running the selected test under profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2007
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Richard Michael Bicheno, Kevin Anthony Braithwaite, Marc Stanley Carter, Tim Dunn, Michael George Taylor