Patents by Inventor Thomas J. Taylor

Thomas 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).

  • Patent number: 11003661
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system within a computational cluster for aggregating data from a plurality of heterogeneous data sets into a homogeneous representation within a distributed, fault tolerant data source for the subsequent high-throughput retrieval, integration, and analysis of constituent data regardless of original data source location, data source format, and data encoding is configured for reading an input data set, generating a source data model based on the input data set, generating a vocabulary annotation and a profile of said source data model, executing semantic processing on said source data model so as to produce a normalized model based on standard ontology axioms and expanding the normalized model to identify and make explicit all implicit ontology axioms, and executing semantic querying on said data model using parallelized ontology reasoning based on an Enhance Most-Specific-Concept (MSC) algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: InfoTech Soft, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Taylor, Emilio Patrick Shironoshita
  • Publication number: 20210130059
    Abstract: Packaging systems for shipping bottles of varying sizes are disclosed. In embodiments, the packaging system includes a top packaging piece and bottom packaging piece, each formed as a molded piece. The top packaging piece includes a plurality of tapered cavities, each sized to receive the neck of one of the bottles. The bottom packaging piece includes a corresponding plurality of tapered cavities, each sized to receive the bottom of one of the bottles. The center packaging piece is formed from a single sheet of flat material such as cardboard, and is folded in upon itself to form a spacer between the top and bottom packaging pieces. The center packaging piece includes a plurality of apertures corresponding to the cavities in the top and bottom packaging pieces to pass through each bottle from the top to bottom packaging pieces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: Western Pulp Products Company
    Inventors: Richard B. Hurley, Thomas J. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20190391977
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system within a computational cluster for aggregating data from a plurality of heterogeneous data sets into a homogeneous representation within a distributed, fault tolerant data source for the subsequent high-throughput retrieval, integration, and analysis of constituent data regardless of original data source location, data source format, and data encoding is configured for reading an input data set, generating a source data model based on the input data set, generating a vocabulary annotation and a profile of said source data model, executing semantic processing on said source data model so as to produce a normalized model based on standard ontology axioms and expanding the normalized model to identify and make explicit all implicit ontology axioms, and executing semantic querying on said data model using parallelized ontology reasoning based on an Enhance Most-Specific-Concept (MSC) algorithm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas J. Taylor, Emilio Patrick Shironoshita
  • Patent number: 10214774
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel method for analyzing nucleic acid sequences based on real-time detection of DNA polymerase-catalyzed incorporation of each of the four nucleotide bases, supplied individually and serially in a microfluidic system, to a reaction cell containing a template system comprising a DNA fragment of unknown sequence and an oligonucleotide primer. Incorporation of a nucleotide base into the template system can be detected by any of a variety of methods including but not limited to fluorescence and chemiluminescence detection. Alternatively, microcalorimetic detection of the heat generated by the incorporation of a nucleotide into the extending template system using thermopile, thermistor and refractive index measurements can be used to detect extension reactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Peter Williams, Daniel J. B. Williams, Linda Bloom, Thomas J. Taylor
  • Patent number: 10208341
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel method for analyzing nucleic acid sequences based on real-time detection of DNA polymerase-catalyzed incorporation of each of the four nucleotide bases, supplied individually and serially in a microfluidic system, to a reaction cell containing a template system comprising a DNA fragment of unknown sequence and an oligonucleotide primer. Incorporation of a nucleotide base into the template system can be detected by any of a variety of methods including but not limited to fluorescence and chemiluminescence detection. Alternatively, microcalorimetic detection of the heat generated by the incorporation of a nucleotide into the extending template system using thermopile, thermistor and refractive index measurements can be used to detect extension reactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Life Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Williams, Daniel J. B. Williams, Linda Bloom, Thomas J. Taylor
  • Patent number: 9920515
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are thermoplastic olefin (TPO) membranes with enhanced thermal resistance. In an embodiment, the disclosed may include a cap layer, a core layer, and a scrim layer disposed therebetween. The cap layer may be formulated with TPO resins and a UV stabilizer package comprising ultrafine Ti02. The UV stabilizer package may further comprise various other additives, including a UV stabilizer, an antioxidant, a process or thermal stabilizer, and/or a UV absorber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Building Materials Investment Corporation
    Inventors: Linlin Xing, Thomas J. Taylor
  • Patent number: 9458500
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel method for analyzing nucleic acid sequences based on real-time detection of DNA polymerase-catalyzed incorporation of each of the four nucleotide bases, supplied individually and serially in a microfluidic system, to a reaction cell containing a template system comprising a DNA fragment of unknown sequence and an oligonucleotide primer. Incorporation of a nucleotide base into the template system can be detected by any of a variety of methods including but not limited to fluorescence and chemiluminescence detection. Alternatively, microcalorimetic detection of the heat generated by the incorporation of a nucleotide into the extending template system using thermopile, thermistor and refractive index measurements can be used to detect extension reactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Life Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Williams, Thomas J. Taylor, Daniel J. B. Williams, Ian Gould, Mark A. Hayes
  • Patent number: 9096898
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel method for analyzing nucleic acid sequences based on real-time detection of DNA polymerase-catalyzed incorporation of each of the four nucleotide bases, supplied individually and serially in a microfluidic system, to a reaction cell containing a template system comprising a DNA fragment of unknown sequence and an oligonucleotide primer. Incorporation of a nucleotide base into the template system can be detected by any of a variety of methods including but not limited to fluorescence and chemiluminescence detection. Alternatively, microcalorimetic detection of the heat generated by the incorporation of a nucleotide into the extending template system using thermopile, thermistor and refractive index measurements can be used to detect extension reactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Peter Williams, Thomas J. Taylor, Daniel J. B. Williams, Ian Gould, Mark A. Hayes
  • Publication number: 20140371102
    Abstract: Disclosed are embodiments of methods, apparatus, systems, compositions, and articles of manufacture relating to identifying the source of bioparticles, such as bioparticles shed by an organism. In embodiments, a method may include collecting a sample of bioparticles from the environment, selecting from that sample the bioparticles most informative for identifying their source, and gathering data from those bioparticles to form bioparticle signatures; the bioparticle signatures may be processed into a multi-dimensional vector which may be compared to a multi-dimensional vector derived from a standard using a pattern recognition strategy. In embodiments, an apparatus may include a particle collection device to collect a sample, a transfer device to select bioparticles, and a detector that restricts the movement of the bioparticles; the restricted movement may be used to produce a bioparticle signature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Mark A. Hayes, Thomas J. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20140342365
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel method for analyzing nucleic acid sequences based on real-time detection of DNA polymerase-catalyzed incorporation of each of the four nucleotide bases, supplied individually and serially in a microfluidic system, to a reaction cell containing a template system comprising a DNA fragment of unknown sequence and an oligonucleotide primer. Incorporation of a nucleotide base into the template system can be detected by any of a variety of methods including but not limited to fluorescence and chemiluminescence detection. Alternatively, microcalorimetic detection of the heat generated by the incorporation of a nucleotide into the extending template system using thermopile, thermistor and refractive index measurements can be used to detect extension reactions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: Life Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Williams, Daniel J.B. Williams, Linda Bloom, Thomas J. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20140335509
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel method for analyzing nucleic acid sequences based on real-time detection of DNA polymerase-catalyzed incorporation of each of the four nucleotide bases, supplied individually and serially in a microfluidic system, to a reaction cell containing a template system comprising a DNA fragment of unknown sequence and an oligonucleotide primer. Incorporation of a nucleotide base into the template system can be detected by any of a variety of methods including but not limited to fluorescence and chemiluminescence detection. Alternatively, microcalorimetic detection of the heat generated by the incorporation of a nucleotide into the extending template system using thermopile, thermistor and refractive index measurements can be used to detect extension reactions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Peter Williams, Daniel J.B. Williams, Linda Bloom, Thomas J. Taylor
  • Patent number: 8821703
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for identifying the source of shed bioparticles and an apparatus that implements the method. The method involves collecting a sample of bioparticles from the environment, selecting from that sample the bioparticles most effective in identifying their source, and gathering data from those bioparticles to form bioparticle signatures. The bioparticle signatures are then processed into a multi-dimensional vector which is then compared to the multi-dimensional vector derived from a standard using a pattern recognition strategy that identifies the source. The apparatus has a particle collection device to collect the sample, a transfer device that selects information-rich bioparticles and a detector that restricts the movement of the information-rich bioparticles. The restricted movement is then translated into a bioparticle signature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventors: Mark A. Hayes, Thomas J. Taylor, Karl Booksh, Neal Woodbury, Pierre Herckes
  • Patent number: 8637762
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments of this invention relate to a glass substrate that is patterned and may be at least partially ground down at edge portion(s) thereof, for use as a light incident glass substrate in electronic devices such as photovoltaic devices or the like. In certain example embodiments, the glass may be a low-iron type glass which may be highly oxidized thereby permitting the glass to realize a combination of high visible transmission (Lta or Tvis), high infrared (IR) transmission, and/or high total solar (TS) transmission. In certain example embodiments, edge portion(s) of the patterned side of the glass may be ground down so that a seal may be more securely and/or efficiently attached to device so as to at least partially encapsulate at least part of the electronic device including the front glass substrate thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventor: Thomas J. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20130295560
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel method for analyzing nucleic acid sequences based on real-time detection of DNA polymerase-catalyzed incorporation of each of the four nucleotide bases, supplied individually and serially in a microfluidic system, to a reaction cell containing a template system comprising a DNA fragment of unknown sequence and an oligonucleotide primer. Incorporation of a nucleotide base into the template system can be detected by any of a variety of methods including but not limited to fluorescence and chemiluminescence detection. Alternatively, microcalorimetic detection of the heat generated by the incorporation of a nucleotide into the extending template system using thermopile, thermistor and refractive index measurements can be used to detect extension reactions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Peter Williams, Thomas J. Taylor, Daniel J.B. Williams, Ian Gould, Mark A. Hayes
  • Publication number: 20130288235
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel method for analyzing nucleic acid sequences based on real-time detection of DNA polymerase-catalyzed incorporation of each of the four nucleotide bases, supplied individually and serially in a microfluidic system, to a reaction cell containing a template system comprising a DNA fragment of unknown sequence and an oligonucleotide primer. Incorporation of a nucleotide base into the template system can be detected by any of a variety of methods including but not limited to fluorescence and chemiluminescence detection. Alternatively, microcalorimetic detection of the heat generated by the incorporation of a nucleotide into the extending template system using thermopile, thermistor and refractive index measurements can be used to detect extension reactions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: Peter Williams, Thomas J. Taylor, Daniel J.B. Williams, Ian Gould, Mark A. Hayes
  • Patent number: 8512866
    Abstract: Multilayer films of the present disclosure may be connected to a photovoltaic component and laminated to a building surface. The multilayer film may include a compatibilizing layer made of a first material and a barrier layer made of second material and connected to a first external surface of the compatibilizing layer. In an embodiment, the first material, the second material, and the building material may all be different materials. The multilayer film may further include an adhesive layer for bonding with the building surface, and the compatibilizing layer may be disposed between the adhesive layer and the barrier layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Building Materials Investment Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas J. Taylor
  • Patent number: 8496034
    Abstract: Methods are provided for predicting warp of a lumber product at a given condition, such as relative humidity, temperature, moisture content, or the like. Note that this methodology may apply to any of crook, bow, twist, cup, or combinations of these quantities. The method involves measuring an original warp of a first wood product at a known condition; changing the condition of the first wood product to a new condition; measuring a second warp of the first wood product at the new condition; developing a prediction model based on data from the original warp and condition and the second warp; measuring an original warp and condition of the given wood product; and inputting data from the original warp and condition of the given wood product to the prediction model to determine warp at a given condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Weyerhaeuser NR Company
    Inventors: John E Jones, Mark A Stanish, Stanley L Floyd, Susan K Kaluzny, Thomas J Taylor
  • Publication number: 20130130581
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are thermoplastic olefin (TPO) membranes with enhanced thermal resistance. In an embodiment, the disclosed may include a cap layer, a core layer, and a scrim layer disposed therebetween. The cap layer may be formulated with TPO resins and a UV stabilizer package comprising ultrafine TiO2. The UV stabilizer package may further comprise various other additives, including a UV stabilizer, an antioxidant, a process or thermal stabilizer, and/or a UV absorber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: BUILDING MATERIALS INVESTMENTS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Linlin Xing, Thomas J. Taylor
  • Patent number: 8394216
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to systems and methods for detecting features on billets of laminated veneer lumber (LVL). In some embodiments, an LVL billet is provided and passed through a scanning assembly. The scanning assembly includes an x-ray generator and an x-ray detector. The x-ray generator generates a beam of x-ray radiation and the x-ray detector measures intensity of the beam of x-ray radiation after is passes through the LVL billet. The measured intensity is then processed to create an image. Images taken according to the disclosure may then be analyzed to detect features on the LVL billet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Weyerhaeuser NR Company
    Inventors: David C. Irving, Thomas J. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20120258449
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel method for analyzing nucleic acid sequences based on real-time detection of DNA polymerase-catalyzed incorporation of each of the four nucleotide bases, supplied individually and serially in a microfluidic system, to a reaction cell containing a template system comprising a DNA fragment of unknown sequence and an oligonucleotide primer. Incorporation of a nucleotide base into the template system can be detected by any of a variety of methods including but not limited to fluorescence and chemiluminescence detection. Alternatively, microcalorimetic detection of the heat generated by the incorporation of a nucleotide into the extending template system using thermopile, thermistor and refractive index measurements can be used to detect extension reactions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Applicant: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS
    Inventors: Peter Williams, Thomas J. Taylor, Daniel J.B. Williams, Ian Gould, Mark A. Hayes