Patents by Inventor Steve Taylor

Steve 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: 10948713
    Abstract: A laser scanner determines the direction and distance of one or more targets by emitting two substantially parallel beams and receiving respective return beams. Components for handling the received beams are affixed to a monolithic block to ensure fixed relative placement. The direction of the target is determined using an optical encoder to reduce the timing window for interpolation to a fraction of the time it takes for the scanner to make a full revolution. A PLL trained by recent segment timing further improves accuracy and precision. A detection algorithm adapts detection thresholds for the different signatures of return signals depending on the distance to the target. Distance calculations are also adjusted for thermal expansion of the scanner components by including a temperature-variant thermometer output signal in the distance calculation algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Vehicle Service Group, LLC
    Inventors: Steve Taylor, Robin Knoke, Merritt Houldson
  • Publication number: 20200405365
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for securing a bone implant are provided. The implant may be an expandable implant. The implant may be a non-expandable implant. The implant may be for repairing a bone fracture. The implant may be secured to a bone by anchors. The implant may include anchor receiving features. The anchor receiving features may be configured to direct an anchor into cortical bone. The anchor receiving features may be configured to receive an anchor driven through cortical bone. The implant may include bone engaging members configured to engage cancellous bone. An implant may include different profiles. The different profiles may be configured to secure the implant. The profiles may be configured to support the bone. The implant may have different flexing properties configured to position the implant in the bone. The implant may be positioned to receive an anchor driven through an outside of the bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Todd A. Krinke, Steve D. Kruse, Kyle Taylor, Stefan J. Hertel, Michael P. Brenzel, Paul Hindrichs, Alex A. Peterson
  • Publication number: 20200346311
    Abstract: A tooling base that is an improvement over current designs in the form of simplified number of parts, easier manufacturing of parts and that can be actuated for clamping and releasing a tooling fixture by pneumatic, other computer controlled means as well as manually is described. The tooling base uses clamping fixtures that are spring loaded to press cleats into recesses on alignment studs that locate and hold any variety of tooling fixtures to the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2018
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Chris Taylor, Steve Grangetto, Adam Lane
  • Patent number: 10548487
    Abstract: A wearable vital sign monitor. The wearable vital sign monitor includes a band, where the band secures the wearable vital sign monitor relative to a user. The band includes an interior surface, the interior surface being the surface closest to the skin of the user and an exterior surface, the exterior surface opposite the interior surface. The wearable vital sign monitor also includes a first sensor array. The first sensor array is attached to the band and includes at least two sensors. The wearable vital sign monitor further includes a second sensor array. The second sensor array is attached to the band a fixed distance from the first sensor array and includes at least two sensors. The wearable vital sign monitor additionally includes an electronics module. The electronics module is configured to receive a first signal from the first sensor array, receive a second signal from the second sensor array, and transmit the sensor data to an external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Monovo, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Muñoz, Robert Johnstun, Steve Taylor
  • Publication number: 20190389036
    Abstract: A two-station self-centering vise to hold a pair of work pieces is described. The pieces are held in place against a centered fixed jaw, being clamped against the centered fixed jaw by a pair of movable jaws located on either side of the centered jaw and that simultaneously move toward or away from the centered jaw on actuation of a lead screw. The vise may be converted to a single station vise by removable of the fixed center jaw. A spring loaded, adjustable, friction pad attached to the base of one of the two movable jaws enables temporary clamping of a first work piece while the second workpiece is being installed and once both workpieces are in place the lead screw is turned further to securely and accurately hold the workpieces in between the movable jaws and the fixed central jaw.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Chris Taylor, Steve Grangetto
  • Publication number: 20190357339
    Abstract: Multipurpose systems can include networked devices configured to include microphones, motion sensors, video cameras, touchscreens, optical sensors, speakers, or other suitable devices. The networked devices can include networking capabilities that enable the networked device to communicate with target devices and other networked devices. A system of networked devices can identify a target location or a target device by analyzing audio signals received at microphones of the networked devices. For example, a plurality of networked devices can identify a particular networked device that is in closest proximity to a user by analyzing an audio intensity of an audio signal received at the plurality of networked devices. The identified networked device can serve as a master device that can control a state of target devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: Belkin International, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Yong Kim, Ohad Zeira, Thorben Neu, Jon Plummer, Dale Honda, Steve Lane, Joseph August, Peter Taylor, Oliver Duncan Seil, Michael Wick, Paer Saangloef, Matt Glidden
  • Patent number: 10455670
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for a network video camera device. Specifically, various techniques and systems are provided for embodiments of a network video camera with a blocking mechanism for privacy and control of the blocking mechanism. Embodiments of the present invention include a network video capture device. The network video capture device comprises a lens connected to a housing; a blocking mechanism, wherein the a blocking mechanism is configured to selectively block the lens from capturing video images, and wherein the blocking mechanism includes a physical body; an indication device, wherein the indication device is configured to provide visible feedback that the lens is blocked; and a circuit board having a data processor, a wireless transceiver, and a memory configured to store a customizable setting associated with the blocking mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Belkin International, Inc.
    Inventors: Ohad Zeira, Thorben Neu, Jon Plummer, Dale Honda, Steve Lane, Joseph August, Peter Taylor, Oliver Duncan Seil, Michael Wick, Paer Saangloef, Matt Glidden, Francis Michael Kelly
  • Publication number: 20190274208
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for a network video camera device. Specifically, various techniques and systems are provided for embodiments of a network video camera with a blocking mechanism for privacy and control of the blocking mechanism. Embodiments of the present invention include a network video capture device. The network video capture device comprises a lens connected to a housing; a blocking mechanism, wherein the a blocking mechanism is configured to selectively block the lens from capturing video images, and wherein the blocking mechanism includes a physical body; an indication device, wherein the indication device is configured to provide visible feedback that the lens is blocked; and a circuit board having a data processor, a wireless transceiver, and a memory configured to store a customizable setting associated with the blocking mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: Belkin International, Inc.
    Inventors: Ohad Zeira, Thorben Neu, Jon Plummer, Dale Honda, Steve Lane, Joseph August, Peter Taylor, Oliver Duncan Seil, Michael Wick, Paer Saangloef, Matt Glidden, Francis Michael Kelly
  • Publication number: 20190269417
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for preparing the interior of a bone for therapy. The therapy may include therapy for a bone fracture. The apparatus and methods may involve orienting a surgical instrument for proper deployment in the interior of the bone. An instrument guide may be positioned and retained against translation along, and rotation about one or more of three substantially orthogonal axes. Apparatus placed exterior to the bone may register the guide to a region inside the bone that is designated for preparation or treatment. One or more broaching members may be used to prepare the region for treatment. A broaching member may be expandable inside the bone. A broaching member may be flexible such that it broaches bone having a relatively lower density and it leaves bone having a relatively higher density substantially intact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Kyle Taylor, Stefan J. Hertel, Alex A. Peterson, Michael P. Brenzel, Steve D. Kruse, Todd A. Krinke, Paul Hindrichs
  • Patent number: 10306125
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for a network video camera device. Specifically, various techniques and systems are provided for embodiments of a network video camera with a blocking mechanism for privacy and control of the blocking mechanism. Embodiments of the present invention include a network video capture device. The network video capture device comprises a lens connected to a housing; a blocking mechanism, wherein the a blocking mechanism is configured to selectively block the lens from capturing video images, and wherein the blocking mechanism includes a physical body; an indication device, wherein the indication device is configured to provide visible feedback that the lens is blocked; and a circuit board having a data processor, a wireless transceiver, and a memory configured to store a customizable setting associated with the blocking mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Belkin International, Inc.
    Inventors: Ohad Zeira, Thorben Neu, Jon Plummer, Dale Honda, Steve Lane, Joseph August, Peter Taylor, Oliver Duncan Seil, Michael Wick, Paer Saangloef, Matt Glidden
  • Publication number: 20190018234
    Abstract: A laser scanner determines the direction and distance of one or more targets by emitting two substantially parallel beams and receiving respective return beams. Components for handling the received beams are affixed to a monolithic block to ensure fixed relative placement. The direction of the target is determined using an optical encoder to reduce the timing window for interpolation to a fraction of the time it takes for the scanner to make a full revolution. A PLL trained by recent segment timing further improves accuracy and precision. A detection algorithm adapts detection thresholds for the different signatures of return signals depending on the distance to the target. Distance calculations are also adjusted for thermal expansion of the scanner components by including a temperature-variant thermometer output signal in the distance calculation algorithm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicant: Vehicle Service Group, LLC
    Inventors: Steve Taylor, Robin Knoke, Merritt Houldson
  • Publication number: 20180303419
    Abstract: A wearable vital sign monitor. The wearable vital sign monitor includes a band, where the band secures the wearable vital sign monitor relative to a user. The band includes an interior surface, the interior surface being the surface closest to the skin of the user and an exterior surface, the exterior surface opposite the interior surface. The wearable vital sign monitor also includes a first sensor array. The first sensor array is attached to the band and includes at least two sensors. The wearable vital sign monitor further includes a second sensor array. The second sensor array is attached to the band a fixed distance from the first sensor array and includes at least two sensors. The wearable vital sign monitor additionally includes an electronics module. The electronics module is configured to receive a first signal from the first sensor array, receive a second signal from the second sensor array, and transmit the sensor data to an external device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Jonathan Muñoz, Robert Johnstun, Steve Taylor
  • Patent number: 9853199
    Abstract: An LED package is described that acts as a sub-mount between a printed circuit board and a diode. The sub-mount includes a laminate to thermally isolate the diode, for example an LED, from the PCB while providing a thermal heat dissipative sink for the diode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: HENKEL IP & HOLDING GMBH
    Inventors: Justin Kolbe, Steve Taylor
  • Patent number: 9416913
    Abstract: A quick mount connector allows for easy rotation of an object, such as an antenna. The connector has a base, a coupling member and an object mount. The base is configured for connection to a surface and includes base teeth around an inner circumference. The coupling member is configured to be inserted into the base and rotates relative the base about a first axis of rotation. The coupling member has a cylindrical portion with mating teeth along its outer circumference; the mating teeth are configured to engage the base teeth. The object mount attaches to the coupling member and rotates relative the coupling member about a second axis of rotation. The object mount has a mounting plate configured for connection to the object; and a locking assembly configured to adjustably couple the coupling member to the object mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Lyngsoe Systems Limited
    Inventors: Don Ferguson, Mircea Paun, Steve Taylor
  • Patent number: 9379298
    Abstract: An LED package is described that acts as a sub-mount between a printed circuit board and an LED. The sub-mount includes a laminate to thermally isolate the LED from the PCB while providing a thermal heat dissipative sink for the LED.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: HENKEL IP & HOLDING GMBH
    Inventors: Justin Kolbe, Steve Taylor
  • Publication number: 20160099392
    Abstract: An LED package is described that acts as a sub-mount between a printed circuit board and an LED. The sub-mount includes a laminate to thermally isolate the LED from the PCB while providing a thermal heat dissipative sink for the LED.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Inventors: Justin Kolbe, Steve Taylor
  • Patent number: 9199361
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are different embodiments of a fastening device. In particular, various embodiments of a fastening device are described herein for enabling fasteners of different types (e.g. shape and/or size, etc.) to be fastened using a common input drive. For example, different embodiments of the herein described fastening device comprise two or more output sockets in attending to the fastening of different fastener types, which output sockets are selectable in one example by reorienting the fastening device via activation of the input drive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Steve Taylor
  • Patent number: D736068
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Inventors: Steve Taylor, Mircea Paun, Don Ferguson
  • Patent number: D852919
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: 5th Axis, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Taylor, Steve Grangetto, Adam Lane
  • Patent number: D876573
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: 5th Axis Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Taylor, Steve Grangetto, Adam Lane