Patents by Inventor Michael Taylor

Michael 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: 20230394937
    Abstract: Security systems and methods for protecting portable electronic devices from theft are provided. For example, a security system includes a sensor configured to be secured to a portable electronic device, 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 portable electronic device 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. The sensor and the monitoring component are configured to communicate with one another for initially setting the predetermined range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2023
    Publication date: December 7, 2023
    Inventors: Kevin A. Burtness, Jonathon D. Phillips, Michael R. Johnston, Jeffrey A. Grant, Gary A. Taylor, William B. Howell
  • Publication number: 20230381433
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an aerosol delivery device that includes a reservoir housing that defines a mouthpiece channel. The aerosol delivery device includes a sealing member configured to be received within the reservoir housing to define a reservoir chamber configured to retain an aerosol precursor composition therein. The aerosol delivery device also includes a substrate member that is configured to be received within the reservoir housing and to be directly engaged with a vaporizing assembly for forming an aerosol. The reservoir housing, sealing member, substrate member, and/or vaporizing assembly can be used for forming aerosols with precise and reproducible compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2023
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Inventors: Eric Taylor Hunt, Timothy Brian Nestor, Paul Andrew Brinkley, Stephen Benson Sears, John DePiano, Matthew C. Ebbs, Kristen Dodds Weight, Michael F. Davis
  • Patent number: 11826235
    Abstract: Provided are buffered adhesive compositions comprising a high molecular weight non-neutralized polymeric acid and a high molecular weight partially neutralized polymeric acid and products such as wound dressings and ostomy skin barriers incorporating the compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventors: Jan Wohlgemuth, Mette Maack, Carsten Rikhof, Peter Skov, Kristoffer Nielsen, Per Ladefoged, Kenneth Nielsen, Michael Taylor, Richard Murahata
  • Patent number: 11827055
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composite wheel (200) including a hub (202), a rim (204) and a connection structure (206) connecting the hub (202) to the rim (204). The hub (202) has front (208) and rear (209) faces and is formed with one or more mounting formations (216) for, in use, receiving a fastener to mount the hub (202) to a mounting surface of a vehicle. Each mounting formation (216) includes a fastening region (218) recessed into the front face (208) of the hub (202) and includes a fastener aperture (212) defining a passage between the fastening region (218) and the rear face (209) of the hub. Each mounting formation (216) also includes a front-to-fastener ply (224) extending between a front region of the hub and the fastening region (218) for, in use, transferring load between the front region of the hub (202) and the fastening region (218).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Carbon Revolution Limited
    Inventors: Ashley James Denmead, Michael Dunbar Silcock, Timothy Corbett, Nicholas Taylor
  • Publication number: 20230380048
    Abstract: Provided herein are high energy ion beam generator systems and methods that provide low cost, high performance, robust, consistent, uniform, low gas consumption and high current/high-moderate voltage generation of neutrons and protons. Such systems and methods find use for the commercial-scale generation of neutrons and protons for a wide variety of research, medical, security, and industrial processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2023
    Publication date: November 23, 2023
    Inventors: Arne KOBERNIK, Carl SHERVEN, Casey LAMERS, Chris SEYFERT, Evan SENGBUSCH, Gabriel BECERRA, Jin LEE, Logan CAMPBELL, Mark THOMAS, Michael TAYLOR, Preston BARROWS, Ross RADEL, Tye GRIBB
  • Patent number: 11822560
    Abstract: Users are most likely to search for documents “around” them, such as documents which are created, read, or modified by other users they work closely or collaborate with, documents on sites the user frequents, and/or documents trending around them, in addition to documents they've created or interacted with themselves. Therefore, embodiments are directed to relevance ranking of query results based on external context. A search service may receive a query and an external context list, determine a relevance value for each entry in the external context list, and perform the query, where a search index comprising items may be returned in response to performance of the query. The search service may then match entries in the external context list against associated properties of the items, compute a score for the items based on the matching, and rank results of the query based on the score computed for the items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Inventors: Michael Taylor, Torbjorn Helvik, Oystein Fledsberg, Lars Hagen
  • Patent number: 11819055
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to aerosol delivery devices and related methods of delivering aerosol to a user. The aerosol delivery devices may include a housing providing multiple aerosol pathways having a mouth-end opening through which aerosol can be inhaled by a user, the housing defining a first aerosol delivery pathway in fluid communication with the mouth-end opening and a second aerosol delivery pathway separate from the first aerosol delivery pathway and in fluid communication with the mouth-end opening. An atomizer including a heating element or piezoelectric element and a liquid transport element in fluid communication with an aerosol precursor composition is provided in fluid communication with the first aerosol delivery pathway. A flavorant-infused material is positioned within the second aerosol delivery pathway and adapted to produce a second aerosol upon contact between the flavorant-infused material and flowing air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Sawyer Hubbard, Eric Taylor Hunt, Karen V. Taluskie, Stephen Benson Sears, Donna Walker Duggins, Michael F. Davis
  • Publication number: 20230370430
    Abstract: The techniques herein are directed generally to personalized secure communication session management, such as for virtual private networks (VPNs). In one embodiment, a user is authenticated at a client device to verify that the user is present at the client device and authorized to access one or more secured resources, and in response, a secure communication session is established for the client device to access the secured resources. At a later time during the secure communication session, it is determined whether the user is still authenticated at the client device, such that if so, access to the one or more secured resources is maintained on the secure communication session, or else access is restricted to the one or more secured resources (e.g., the session is terminated, or access is otherwise limited).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2023
    Publication date: November 16, 2023
    Inventors: Michael Joseph Frendo, Robert Taylor Bartlett, Alexander John Shockley, James M. Behmke
  • Publication number: 20230367398
    Abstract: A machine learning and fractal analysis process for classifying human or animal motion, including the classification of patterns generated by human or animal motion in order to assess the quality of athletic performance, artistic performance, form, or other quality of motion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2023
    Publication date: November 16, 2023
    Inventors: Cooper Ray Boydston, Sean Michael Roach, Richard Philip Taylor
  • Patent number: 11812820
    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: November 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Inventors: Michael Andrew Notrica, Mark Arthur Oleson, Donald Taylor Johnston, Christopher Ka-Yin Lam
  • Publication number: 20230358365
    Abstract: A system for powering a vehicle is provided. The system can include an engine or power generation system to be powered by a fuel and a housing. The housing can be configured to couple to one or more frame rails of the vehicle, receive and protect a cylinder configured to store the fuel to be used by the engine or power generation system. The housing can have one or more access panels allowing access to an interior of the housing. The cylinder can include a first end portion, a second end portion, a central body forming an enclosed cavity for storing pressurized gas, a reinforcement structure disposed over the central body, and a metal foil interposed between the reinforcement structure and central body. The metal foil can be configured to reduce permeation of contents of the cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2023
    Publication date: November 9, 2023
    Inventors: Momchil Yordanov, Chris Forsberg, Andrew Taylor Gordon, Adam Robertson, Michael Gregory Volkmer, Dustin Joseph John, Chad Alvin Cederberg, David Neil Morgan, John David Makinson
  • Publication number: 20230358194
    Abstract: A filter module for filtering fuel in an engine system includes a primary filter, a secondary filter, and a module housing. A drain valve is movable between a closed position blocking a drain port in the module housing, and an open position. A service valve assembly is positioned at least partially within a cross passage in the module housing and adjustable from a closed configuration blocking a primary-side fuel passage from a secondary-side fuel passage in the module housing, to an open configuration, to drain fluids from the filter module by way of the single drain port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2022
    Publication date: November 9, 2023
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Taylor McKinley, Jon Tyler Immel, Brian J Sutton, Stephen Ellis Oedewaaldt, Iulian Gabriele Ghiorghias
  • Patent number: 11811210
    Abstract: A modular floor box assembly that includes a floor box having a plurality of fittings having passageways for power and data transmission cables. A power deck configured for placement within the interior region of the floor box can include a female deck receptor that is electrically coupled to one or more terminals that are configured for a hardwired connection with at least one of the power transmission cables. The floor box can include an aperture within the interior region adjacent to the power deck that is sized to accommodate passage of data transmission cables, and which is in fluid communication with the passageways. The assembly further includes a removable power puck having a male receptacle configured for plugging into the female deck receptor. The power puck can further include one or more electrical receptacles for electrical coupling to power plugs of external devices, and at least one data opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: ABB SCHWEIZ AG
    Inventors: Michael D. Martin, Michael Devin O'Neil, Phillip Taylor
  • Publication number: 20230346880
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes compositions for reducing hypergranulation tissue and methods of their use. The compositions comprise bacitracin, polymyxin b, and triamcinolone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2023
    Publication date: November 2, 2023
    Inventors: Jake Laun, William West, Benjamin Wright, Jenna Marek, Michael Bodnar, Kimberly Brown Maynell, Loryn Taylor, Fernando A. Hernandez Perez, David J. Smith, JR.
  • Patent number: 11801527
    Abstract: A nozzle applies a sealant to a target area that includes a coupling member and an elongated seam. The nozzle includes a primary portion positionable in line with the coupling member in the target area, a first secondary portion on a first side of the primary portion, and a second secondary portion on a second side of the primary portion. The primary portion is in fluid communication with one or more material sources. The first secondary portion extends from the primary portion such that the first secondary portion is configured to extend over at least a segment of the elongated seam in the target area when the primary portion is positioned in line with the coupling member in the target area. The first secondary portion has a first height, and the second secondary portion has a second height less than the first height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Michael Wilkens, Michael Dale Bullard, John Jeffrey Carter, Terry John Taylor
  • Patent number: 11803764
    Abstract: A method for building an artificial intelligence (AI) model. The method includes accessing data related to monitored behavior of a user. The data is classified, wherein the classes include an objective data class identifying data relevant to a group of users including the user, and a subjective data class identifying data that is specific to the user. Objective data is accessed and relates to monitored behavior of a plurality of users including the user. The method includes providing as a first set of inputs into a deep learning engine performing AI the objective data and the subjective data of the user, and a plurality of objective data of the plurality of users. The method includes determining a plurality of learned patterns predicting user behavior when responding to the first set of inputs. The method includes building a local AI model of the user including the plurality of learned patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Erik Beran, Michael Taylor, Masanori Omote
  • Patent number: 11801446
    Abstract: A method for training a character for a game is described. The method includes facilitating a display of one or more scenes of the game. The one or more scenes include the character and virtual objects. The method further includes receiving input data for controlling the character by a user to interact with the virtual objects and analyzing the input data to identify interaction patterns for the character in the one or more scenes. The interaction patterns define inputs to train an artificial intelligence (AI) model associated with a user account of the user. The method includes enabling the character to interact with a new scene based on the AI model. The method includes tracking the interaction with the new scene by the character to perform additional training of the AI model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Taylor, Javier Fernandez Rico, Glenn Black
  • Publication number: 20230344880
    Abstract: Alerts can be generated to inform a prime user to unblock another user, whose audio and/or video the prime user has blocked, owing to an emerging context that may be of interest to the prime user. The prime user can be informed of such a context and provided the ability to selectively view the blocked user's comments so the full context can be understood. This aims to help protect the prime user who may have been the subject of harassment from the blocked user originally causing the blocked user to be muted or otherwise blocked in the first place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2022
    Publication date: October 26, 2023
    Inventors: Glenn Black, Celeste Bean, Michael Taylor
  • Publication number: 20230343349
    Abstract: A prime user is given the ability to apply selective digital signal processing to incoming voice chat audio to prevent being exposed to excessively emotional communication. The incoming audio level can be normalized as a user starts yelling, or tonality can be removed when angry/aggressive tones are being used to produce a robotic or toneless voice.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2022
    Publication date: October 26, 2023
    Inventors: Glenn Black, Celeste Bean, Michael Taylor
  • Patent number: 11793238
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to aerosol delivery devices. The aerosol delivery devices may include a reservoir containing a liquid aerosol precursor composition and an atomizer including an electrical resistance heating element and a nonfibrous liquid transport element having a microtextured surface adapted for surface wicking of the liquid aerosol precursor composition across the microtextured surface, the microtextured surface of the liquid transport element being in fluid communication with the reservoir and in fluid communication with the electric resistance heating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael F. Davis, Frederic Philippe Ampolini, James William Rogers, Andries Don Sebastian, Eric Taylor Hunt, Sawyer Hubbard, David Allan Brammer