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).

  • Patent number: 10935480
    Abstract: An optical-particle sensor head comprises an electromagnetic radiation source to transmit electromagnetic radiation toward the detection chamber; one or more baffles, between the light source and the detection chamber, to restrain a spread of the electromagnetic radiation from the electromagnetic radiation source; and at least two off-angle photo-sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: AIRVIZ INC.
    Inventors: Illah Nourbakhsh, Dömötör Gulyás, Michael Taylor, Charles D. Litton
  • Patent number: 10936125
    Abstract: A method of operating a capacitive touch sensor, the capacitive touch sensor including an electrode, includes monitoring raw count data from the capacitive touch sensor and recording a first value of the raw count data when the raw count data exceeds a first threshold. The method also includes supplying a driven shield signal to the electrode after the raw count data exceeds the first threshold and recording a second value of the raw count data while supplying the driven shield signal to the electrode. The method further includes calculating a difference between the first value and the second value and registering a touch when the calculated difference between the first value and the second value is less than a second threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Michael Recio, Stuart Ian Gross, Jr., Alexis Christina Taylor, Christopher Lawrence Beeler
  • Publication number: 20210052298
    Abstract: An access device for accessing an intervertebral disc having an outer shield comprising an access shield with a larger diameter (˜16-30 mm) that reaches from the skin down to the facet line, with an inner shield having a second smaller diameter (˜5-12 mm) extending past the access shield and reaches down to the disc level. This combines the benefits of the direct visual microsurgical/mini open approaches and the percutaneous, “ultra-MIS” techniques.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: Medos International Sarl
    Inventors: Daniel Thommen, Joern Richter, Michael Wang, Richard Assaker, Richard Fessler, Christoph Mehren, Seang Beng Tan, William Taylor, Eric Buehlmann, Michael White
  • Publication number: 20210053198
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide a combustion powered fastener driving tool including a fuel cell receiver configured to receive and engage a fuel cell metering valve of a fuel cell, the fuel cell metering valve configured to dispense a dose of fuel from the fuel cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Stephen Popovich, Stephen Patrick Moore, Walter Taylor, Alex Daniel Makeyev
  • Publication number: 20210054719
    Abstract: Zonal isolation devices, systems, and methods for use are provided. In some embodiments, the zonal isolation device comprises a tubular body having a fluid communication pathway formed along a longitudinal axis comprising: a sealing element comprising a deformable material and an inner bore forming at least a portion of the fluid communication pathway; an support ring disposed within the bore of the sealing element; a rotatable sealing component coupled to the support ring; a wedge engaged with a downhole end of the sealing element; and an anchoring assembly engaged with the wedge. In certain embodiments, the tubular body further comprises an end element adjacent the anchoring assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Matthew Taylor NICHOLS, Nin M. NGUYEN, Zachary William WALTON, Michael Linley FRIPP
  • Publication number: 20210054714
    Abstract: A zonal isolation device comprising a sealing element comprising a deformable material and an inner bore; a support ring movably disposed within the inner bore of the sealing element; a rotatable sealing component coupled to the support ring and configured to engage a sealing surface of support ring, wherein the rotatable component blocks fluid flow through the zonal isolation device in a fully closed position, allows unrestricted fluid flow through the zonal isolation device in a fully open position, and allows restricted fluid flow through the zonal isolation device when held by a propping component in an intermediate or partially open position; a wedge engaged with a downhole end of the sealing element; an anchoring assembly engaged with the wedge; and an end element adjacent the anchoring assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Matthew Taylor NICHOLS, Nin M. NGUYEN, Zachary William WALTON, Michael Linley FRIPP
  • Patent number: 10929017
    Abstract: Techniques and mechanisms are provided for migrating data blocks around a cluster during node addition and node deletion. Migration requires no downtime, as a newly added node is immediately operational while the data blocks are being moved. Blockmap files and deduplication dictionaries need not be updated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: QUEST SOFTWARE INC.
    Inventors: Vinod Jayaraman, Abhijit Dinkar, Mark Taylor, Goutham Rao, Michael E. Root, Murali Bashyam
  • Patent number: 10932103
    Abstract: Described are systems and techniques configured to determine a tote placement indicative of a position of a user relative to a tote, or vice versa. The determination may be based at least in part on data such as images acquired from cameras onboard the tote, images acquired from cameras external to the tote, proximity sensors onboard the tote, weight sensors, and so forth. Orientation of information presented on a display device of the tote may be based on the tote placement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Meilandt Mathiesen, Benjamin Ralph Hollis, Sridhar Boyapati, Korwin Jon Smith, Jason Michael Famularo, Alexander Michael McNamara, Amber Autrey Taylor
  • Patent number: 10925587
    Abstract: A system and associated method for manipulating tissues and anatomical or other structures in medical applications for the purpose of treating diseases or disorders or other purposes. In one aspect, the system includes a delivery device configured to deploy and implant anchor devices for such purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: NeoTract, Inc.
    Inventors: Ling-Kang Tong, Joseph Catanese, III, Floria Cheng, Jolene Cutts, Daniel Merrick, Theodore C. Lamson, Kristin Taylor, Earl A. Bright, II, Michael Gearhart, Matthew McLean, James Niederjohn, Brian Y. Tachibana, Andrew L. Johnston, John Stiggelbout
  • Publication number: 20210044251
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein relate to solar tracking apparatuses, systems that include the same, and methods of operating the same. An example solar tracking apparatus includes a structure attachment portion configured to be attached to a structure (e.g., a moveable or stationary structure) and to remain relatively stationary relative to the structure. The structure attachment portion may include one or more mounts configured to attach the structure attachment portion to the structure. The solar tracking apparatus also includes at least one solar panel portion coupled to the structure attachment portion. The solar panel portion may be configured to move relative to the structure attachment portion and the structure. For example, the solar tracking apparatus may include one or more actuators coupled to solar panel portion configured to move at least a portion of the solar panel portion relative to the structure attachment portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Taylor Searcy, Scott McDonald Ure
  • Publication number: 20210039000
    Abstract: A media system employs techniques to create a framework for evaluating gameplay content in a vector-space. These techniques include monitoring frames for content streams that correspond to gameplay in a game environment, determining feature-values for features associated with the frames, mapping the content streams to position vectors in the vector-space based on the feature-values, and assigning a set of position vectors in the vector-space to an area in the game environment based on a relative proximity of the set of position vectors in the vector-space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Taylor, Glenn Black
  • Publication number: 20210042349
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of associating digital tags with digital files comprises storing a plurality of digital files having embedded therein content data and metadata including tags; receiving, via a user interface device of a client device, a first tag label containing alphanumeric text created and inputted by a user of the client device; modifying, using a controller device, a selected first one of the tags of the metadata in a first of the digital files to include the first tag label; receiving, via the user interface device or another user interface device, an instruction to search for all of the digital files having at least the first tag label; responsive to receiving the instruction, automatically searching for all of the digital files having at least the first tag label; and displaying, on a video display device associated with the client device, a first indication of the first tag label.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Christopher J. Desmond, Nancy L. Desmond, L. Michael Taylor
  • Publication number: 20210035138
    Abstract: Embodiments of systems and methods for the aggregation, analysis, display and monetization of pricing data for commodities in general, and which may be particularly useful applied to vehicles are disclosed. Specifically, in certain embodiments, historical transaction data associated with a particular vehicle configuration may be obtained and processed to determine pricing data associated with the vehicle configuration. The historical transaction data or determined pricing data may then be presented in an intuitive manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas Taira, Scott Painter, Chris Taylor, Robert Taylor, Michael D. Swinson
  • Publication number: 20210022398
    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: September 28, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Eric Taylor Hunt, Timothy Brian Nestor, Paul Andrew Brinkley, Stephen Benson Sears, John DePiano, Matthew C. Ebbs, Kristen Dodds Weight, Michael F. Davis
  • Publication number: 20210025903
    Abstract: Disclosed is an in vitro method for assessing whether a human patient has gingivitis. The method is based on the insight to determine biomarker proteins. Accordingly, in a sample of saliva a patient suffering from gingivitis, the concentrations are measured of the certain protein combinations. One such combination is Alpha-1-acid glycoprotein (A1AGP) and at least one of Matrix metal-loproteinase-8 (MMP8), Matrix metalloproteinase-9 (M MP9), Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF), Hemoglobin subunit beta (Hb-beta), and S100 calcium-binding protein A8 (S100A8). Based on the concentrations as measured, a value is determined reflecting the joint concentrations for said proteins. This value is compared with a threshold value reflecting in the same manner the joint concentrations associated with gingivitis. The comparison allows assessing whether the testing value is indicative of the presence of gingivitis in said patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: GERBEN KOOIJMAN, AMIR HUSSEIN RMAILE, CARL GLASSE, MARINUS KAREL JOHANNES DE JAGER, IAIN LESLIE CAMPBELL CHAPPLE, MELISSA MACKAY GRANT, PHILIP PRESHAW, JOHN TAYLOR, MICHAEL ALEX VAN HARTSKAMP
  • Publication number: 20210010703
    Abstract: A space conditioning system and method for monitoring electrical parameters and/or thermodynamic parameters relating to the heat of extraction/rejection or power consumption of the system and to communicate the monitored parameters to an external device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Robert R. Brown, Nicholas Hartman, Aaron Lindsey, Michael Taylor, Caleb Chichester, Bruce Henderson, Chris Mann, George Yang, Timothy Hammond, Matthew Kolter, Troy Moon
  • Patent number: 10888783
    Abstract: A method for dynamically modifying audio playback of a video game is provided. The method includes ascertaining a game music data associated with the video game. The game music data may include a plurality of game soundtracks classified according to predetermined criteria. The method may include collecting feedback over a period of time while the user is playing the video game. The method may continue with determining, based on the feedback, one or more replacement soundtracks based on criteria associated with the one or more replacement soundtracks. The method may further include dynamically modifying the game music data while the user is playing the video game by replacing at least one of the plurality of game soundtracks with the one or more replacement soundtracks to obtain modified game music data. The modified game music data may be provided to the user while the user is playing the video game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Michael Taylor, Glenn Black
  • Patent number: 10884202
    Abstract: A housing for an optical assembly includes a base and at least one finger. The base includes a hole configured to pass light to or from an electronic component. The finger is bent at an angle with respect to the base for securing the optical assembly within the housing. The base and the finger comprise a single monolithic structure of a sheet material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Kurt Allen Jenkins, Chad Lichtenhan, Michael Patrick Schaub, Byron Taylor
  • Patent number: 10884988
    Abstract: A computer implemented method of reducing data elements in a data file includes: receiving a data file including one or more primary data elements; storing the data file in a memory coupled to the processor; generating, from at least one of the one or more primary data elements, a plurality of supplemental data elements; determining whether any of the plurality of supplemental data elements and any of the primary data elements offset each other; and upon determining that at least one of the plurality of supplemental data elements and at least one of the primary data elements offset each other, deleting, from the data file, at least one of the offset supplemental data elements or primary data elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.
    Inventors: Anton Chuprun, Robert William Taylor, Sean Michael Downey, Matthew Scott Simpson, Matthew Steven Waldis, Jeffrey Graham Rosenthal
  • Publication number: 20200404970
    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: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Michael F. Davis, Frederic Philippe Ampolini, James William Rogers, Andries Don Sebastian, Eric Taylor Hunt, Sawyer Hubbard, David Allan Brammer