Patents by Inventor Richard J. Taylor

Richard J. 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: 20190223867
    Abstract: Devices, systems and/or methods for repairing soft tissue adjacent a repair site. In one embodiment, a repair device includes a plate member and an anchor. The plate member having a periphery, the plate member configured to be positioned along an outer surface of the soft tissue. The anchor includes a base and six legs extending from the base, the six legs extending from the base being moveable to a curled configuration such that the six legs wrap around separate portions of the periphery of the plate member with the soft tissue therebetween. In this manner, the repair device may be anchored to the soft tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Richard J. Linder, Erik N. Kubiak, Roy M. Taylor, Zackery K. Evans, Tyler J. Cole, Scott D. Miles, Kent F. Beck
  • Publication number: 20190218388
    Abstract: Disclosed is a linear low-density polyethylene grafted with maleic anhydride (MAH-g-LLDPE). The MAH-g-LLDPE has a unique combination of properties including a low density and a high melt index.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: Westlake Longview Corporation
    Inventors: John H. BRINDLE, JR., Richard K. STUART, JR., James H. SCOTT, David B. CONNER, Kevin J. TAYLOR, Scott T. TROCHIM
  • Patent number: 6164898
    Abstract: In a vehicle of a type including a body carried by a wheeled chassis and a metallic manhole cover removably mounted with a hole accessing an enclosure, an apparatus for removing the manhole cover, the apparatus comprising a gripping member carried by the vehicle for movement in reciprocal directions between a first position to grasp the manhole cover and a second position to remove the manhole cover from the hole, and a drive assembly mounted with the vehicle and the gripping member for moving the gripping member in reciprocal directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2000
    Inventor: Richard J. Taylor
  • Patent number: 5289566
    Abstract: A video image creation system provides intensity or color data from one or more stores. The image is created under manual control which effectively defines the coordinates of the artists implement at any given time.A processor receives the incoming image data and previously derived data from a frame store and modifies this data in dependance on a parameter available from another store. The created image can be viewed on a monitor.The parameter controls the contribution made from any adjacent, previously created, parts of the image and can be such as to simulate different pencil or brush shapes or types of paint for example. Additional facilities such as pressure sensitivity and blurring can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 22, 1994
    Assignee: Quantel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ian C. Walker, Richard J. Taylor, Anthony D. Searby, Paul R. N. Kellar
  • Patent number: 5216755
    Abstract: Video image creation in which a raster-scan monitor displays an image comprising realistic, inherently non-aliased strokes created by combining proportions of the values of: (i) pixels defining a simulated brush moving along the image as an artist moves a pen on a tablet in continuous strokes; and (ii) the values of the pixels in the image that are under the brush at the time. The pixel values resulting from such combining replace the corresponding pixel values in the image so that, after an initial portion of a stroke, the pixel values in the image which are under the brush and therefore will be combined with the brush values comprise pixel values which are the cumulative result of a number of previous such combining operations. Manual pressure on the pen controls the proportions used in such combining operations. As the artist presses harder on the pen, the effect seen on the monitor is that more "paint" is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 1, 1993
    Assignee: Quantel Limited
    Inventors: Ian C. Walker, Richard J. Taylor, Anthony D. Searby, Paul R. N. Kellar
  • Patent number: 5164716
    Abstract: A character generator provides video signals representing desired characters which may be held in a store capable of rapid access. The character information is processed in a manipulator to provide a change in shape, size or orientation for example. Field stores receive this manipulated information via switches as well as reference information from a generator. Read out from the respective field stores is arranged to occur when information is not being received by that store. After read out, the information is replaced by reference information, prior to the receipt of further manipulated character information. The reference information may be configured so as to include a portion of previously derived image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1992
    Assignee: Quantel Limited
    Inventors: Richard J. Taylor, Paul R. N. Kellar, Anthony D. Searby
  • Patent number: 4709393
    Abstract: A processing system includes a processor 10 and frame store 11. Both the frame store and processor are under the control of address mechanism 12. An incoming pixel is processed with previously stored information and the proportion of processed information restored is controlled to prevent errors in picture information density as store location may be accessed a number of times in a frame period. The addressing mechanism 12 can generate the desired information from address information which is only provided on some of the store locations and which is only updated over more than one frame period. The mechanism includes spatial and temporal interpolators to effect this operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1983
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1987
    Assignee: Quantel Limited
    Inventors: Richard J. Taylor, Paul R. N. Kellar, Neil R. Hinson
  • Patent number: 4563703
    Abstract: A processing system includes a processor 10 and frame store 11. Both the frame store and processor are under the control of address mechanism 12. The addressing mechanism 12 can generate the desired information from address information which is only provided on some of the store locations and which is only updated over more than one frame period. The mechanism includes spatial and temporal address interpolators to effect this operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1983
    Date of Patent: January 7, 1986
    Assignee: Quantel Limited
    Inventors: Richard J. Taylor, Paul R. N. Kellar, Neil R. Hinson
  • Patent number: 4543607
    Abstract: A video signal processor for effecting frame rate conversion. A number of framestores connected in series receive incoming video signals under the control of a first generator and are available from the respective fieldstores under the control of a second generator. The presence of respective one line delays allow two adjacent lines from the same field to be available for use by respective multipliers and thence to an adder. A comparator determines if significant movement is present and modifies co-efficients to the multipliers, made available from a co-efficient control so as to allow a single field to pass to the output if desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 1983
    Date of Patent: September 24, 1985
    Assignee: Quantel Limited
    Inventors: Richard J. Taylor, Paul R. N. Kellar, Stephen P. Greenhalgh
  • Patent number: 4497252
    Abstract: Proximity responsive apparatus capable of being used, for example, as a fuzing device for a bomb includes means for generating and emitting pulses of energy which conform to a predetermined time varying waveform. Reflected energy is sampled at two or more spaced instants in time, and the sampling instants are chosen in accordance with the required range of operation of the apparatus and also the shape of said waveform. The samples are compared and the result of the comparison is a signal used to control the fuzing of the bomb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1973
    Date of Patent: February 5, 1985
    Assignee: EMI Limited
    Inventor: Richard J. Taylor
  • Patent number: 4471989
    Abstract: A telescope spreader for lifting loads of various lengths i.e. load-holders or containers, comprising a main beam (20) and within its longitude at least two opposingly movable telescope beams (21 and 22). These have at their outer ends means (23) for coupling to the load to be lifted. The main beam (20) has extensions (28) at its upper gable ends which extend out almost as far as that on the same side telescope beam's (22) outer end when that telescope beam (22) is in its innermost position. Each extension (28) is designed to accept the extended inner end (27) or that in the opposite direction extensible telescope beam (21) when in its innermost portion. By the invention the forces P.sub.1, P.sub.2 working upon the main beam are reduced thus rendering the beam a lighter weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1981
    Date of Patent: September 18, 1984
    Inventor: Richard J. Taylor
  • Patent number: 4467373
    Abstract: A digital data manipulation system for compensating for drop outs on a video recording medium. Data received by an assembler is assigned to a predetermined non-standard format prior to recording. Addition of synchronizing information via process amplifier allows the digital data to be recorded on an analog video tape recorder as lines of video information. A checksum generator and parity bit generator are provided to effect two dimensional coding indicative of assigned data content both prior to recording and following playback. By detecting any differences between the coding information this identifies drop out errors to allow compensation therefor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1981
    Date of Patent: August 21, 1984
    Assignee: Micro Consultants Limited
    Inventors: Richard J. Taylor, Paul R. N. Kellar
  • Patent number: 4444426
    Abstract: A locking device assembly or twistlock assembly for mounting into a lifting beam or spreader, for releaseable coupling to a container having at its top side corner castings incorporating oval openings. The spreader (2) has rotatable twistlocks (20) with oval locking heads (6) which in their open position (A) can be inserted into said openings and after being rotated approximately 90 degrees to a locking position (B) secure the corner castings to the twistlock heads (6) thereby coupling together the container and the spreader. Each twistlock (20) is mounted in a bearing house and is rotated by an operating device (5) which is releasably connected to a turning element (17) surrounding the end part (14) of the twistlock (20) and demountably but unturnably affixed to the twistlock (20), e.g. by a key (18). Each twistlock (20) below the end part (14) has an annular groove (13) for insertion of removable bearing elements (15, 16), e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1981
    Date of Patent: April 24, 1984
    Inventor: Richard J. Taylor
  • Patent number: 4437121
    Abstract: A processing system for effecting angular displacement of at least part of a television picture. The picture is subdivided into picture areas each containing a plurality of picture points and a number of storage devices respectively receive information on each picture point within the area at a designated storage location. On read out, the location of a particular area is accessed by means of a picture point and line counter in a single read operation. Information on particular picture points within the area is selectively made available for interpolation via latches to allow construction of the displaced picture. The area accessed for read out can be modified relative to writing into the store in order to cope with any selected degree of displacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1983
    Date of Patent: March 13, 1984
    Assignee: Micro Consultants Limited
    Inventors: Richard J. Taylor, Paul R. N. Kellar, Neil R. Hinson
  • Patent number: 4374155
    Abstract: A composition containing yogurt is prepared which upon manual shaking produces a drink containing entrapped air having a milk shake appearance which is retained for about 30 minutes after shaking. The composition contains yogurt and milk in a yogurt: milk ratio of 80:20 to 53:47, a soya protein whipping agent, xanthan gum and/or CMC as a stabilizer and optionally sugar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1981
    Date of Patent: February 15, 1983
    Assignee: Merck & Co. Inc.
    Inventors: Robert S. Igoe, Richard J. Taylor
  • Patent number: 4339803
    Abstract: A distributed video frame store and real time processing system which includes a frame store subdivided into a number of sectors each with an associated arithmetic unit capable of parallel operation for processing data from all the sectors simultaneously. Each arithmetic unit which comprises a subtractor, multiplier and adder may be shared as a common input and output processor during write and store read cycles respectively for that sector. During a write cycle, the incoming data together is processed with previously stored data and then written into the store sector, the coefficient for the multiplier being selected in dependence on any difference measured in the subtractor. During a read cycle and stored information can be passed via the arithmetic unit to the output. During the read cycle, data from two locations within that store sector is processed, and in dependence on any movement previously detected, these locations can be from the same or alternate fields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1982
    Assignee: Micro Consultants Limited
    Inventors: Peter C. Michael, Richard J. Taylor, Martin R. Trump
  • Patent number: 4302776
    Abstract: A digital picture storage system with various facilities including size change. The system includes real time frame storage and a non-real time store expediently provided as disc storage. The size change mechanism has access to the data in the non-real time domain to allow size change techniques to be used which are more readily realizable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1980
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1981
    Assignee: Micro Consultants Limited
    Inventors: Richard J. Taylor, Phillip P. Bennett
  • Patent number: 4286291
    Abstract: A digital video processor system adapted to reduce the number of digital data samples by effectively reducing the data rate to allow more efficient handling during any further manipulation. The processor includes a separator for separating data from spacially adjacent video lines into high and low frequency components and adders for adding the high frequency component from each line and adding this summed data to selected portions of the low frequency component to produce data reduction by a factor of two. The data after further manipulation can be reconstituted by similar techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1980
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1981
    Assignee: Micro Consultants Limited
    Inventors: Richard J. Taylor, Phillip P. Bennett
  • Patent number: 4275418
    Abstract: A video noise reduction system for incoming video information from a plurality of picture points. A first processor is capable of synthesizing each picture point from incoming picture point information from adjacent picture points to provide noise reduced picture information. A store is provided for storing picture information from at least one frame and a second processor is capable of synthesizing each picture point from incoming and stored information from a corresponding picture point from a current and earlier frames to effect noise reduction. A detector is provided to detect any movement between pictures to allow processing by the first processor when movement is occuring and from the second processor when no movement is occuring. A third processor may be provided to allow synthesizing from adjacent picture points from current and earlier pictures to effect noise reduction when the picture content is detected to be stationary and has only low frequency components therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1981
    Assignee: Micro Consultants Limited
    Inventors: Martin R. Trump, Peter C. Michael, Richard J. Taylor
  • Patent number: 4272787
    Abstract: A T.V. picture freeze system capable of capturing a video frame comprising first and second fields. Movement is detected between fields for each picture point and data indicative of any movement is stored and is used on read out to determine whether the picture information is taken from a single field, when movement has occurred or from both fields when movement has not occurred for that portion of the picture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1981
    Assignee: Micro Consultants Limited
    Inventors: Peter C. Michael, Richard J. Taylor, Paul R. N. Kellar