Patents by Inventor William F. Taylor

William F. 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: 20200305920
    Abstract: A device includes a handle, an apparatus for probing and cutting, and an adaptor. The handle includes one or more triggers. The apparatus for probing and cutting is connectable to the handle and includes an elongated member, a probe, and a blade. The probe and the blade are selectively deployable from the elongate member via activation of the one or more triggers on the handle. The adaptor is configured to selectively connect the apparatus to the handle in a predetermined orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: William F. Gowski, Roy M. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20200144761
    Abstract: A connector assembly includes a female connector body and a male connector body defining a shroud configured to receive the female connector body. The electrical connector assembly further includes a resilient seal axially surrounding a portion of the female connector body. The seal is disposed intermediate the female connector body and the shroud. The connector assembly additionally includes a seal retainer attached to the female connector body. The female connector body defines an outwardly extending retaining ledge on the forward portion of the female connector body. The seal defines an inwardly extending retaining hook engaging the retaining ledge. A portion of the retaining hook is disposed intermediate the female connector body and the seal retainer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Terry A. George, Eric E. Shasteen, William G. Strang, Daniel F. McNally, Patrick J. Reedy, Bruce D. Taylor, Peter T. Bucco, Kevin Gualandi
  • Publication number: 20190357927
    Abstract: A method includes inserting a first dilation catheter into a first nostril of a patient. A first dilator of the first dilation catheter is positioned between the nasal septum of the patient and the turbinate of the patient. The first dilator is expanded, thereby remodeling one or more of the nasal septum, the turbinate, or mucosal tissue of the patient. The first dilation catheter is removed from the nostril of the patient. A second dilation catheter may be inserted into a second nostril of the patient. A dilator of the second dilation catheter may provide an opposing force on the nasal septum to prevent over-medialization of the nasal septum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Jetmir Palushi, Fatemeh Akbarian, Athanasios Papadakis, Ehsan Shameli, William J. Kane, Henry F. Salazar, Julie M. Taylor, Marc Dean
  • Publication number: 20100263659
    Abstract: The solar array is attached to a support structure which permits it to pivot about two non-parallel and non-intersecting axes. The array may then be easily moved to track the sun, maintaining the production of electricity. The structure may be adapted for attachment to a surface such as the ground.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Applicant: PV Trackers, LLC
    Inventors: William F. Taylor, Chris Edwards
  • Publication number: 20100126497
    Abstract: The solar array is attached to a support structure which permits it to pivot about two non-parallel and non-intersecting axes. The array may then be easily moved to track the sun, maintaining the production of electricity. The structure may be adapted for attachment to a surface such as the ground.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Applicant: PV Trackers, LLC
    Inventors: William F. Taylor, Chris Edwards
  • Publication number: 20090293861
    Abstract: A solar tracker system and method for making are disclosed. The system may comprise a solar panel array assembly having at least two attachments, a support anchor assembly for attaching to a surface and having at least two attachments, and a support structure including a plurality of elongated support rods for securing the array assembly above the support anchor assembly. Each support rod may be attached at one end to one of the attachments of the solar panel array and attached at the other end to one of the attachments of the support anchor assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Inventors: William F. Taylor, Jay J. Castino
  • Publication number: 20080180979
    Abstract: Inverter bus structures, assemblies and associated methods are disclosed herein. One embodiment of the disclosure, for example, is directed to a power inverter including an inverter module for converting DC power to AC power, a printed circuit board carrying a capacitor array, a DC power source, and a bus structure. The bus structure is physically coupled each of the inverter module and the printed circuit board, and the bus structure electrically couples each of the inverter module, the printed circuit board to the DC power source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2007
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Applicant: PV Powered, Inc.
    Inventors: William F. Taylor, Brian J. Hoffman
  • Publication number: 20080180976
    Abstract: An inverter capable of supplying power to utility grids of varying line voltages is described. In some examples, the inverter contains multiple output taps that are selected to output power to the utility grid based on the voltage of the utility grid. In some examples, the inverter includes a multi-pin connector that connects with one of multiple receptacles associated with a desired voltage configuration. In some examples, the inverter is capable of adapting to a defined line voltage in two steps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2007
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Applicant: PV Powered, Inc.
    Inventors: William F. Taylor, Brian J. Hoffman, Alexander Faveluke
  • Patent number: 4723963
    Abstract: A middle distillate hydrocarbon fuel boiling in the range of about 160.degree. C. to about 400.degree. C. having an improved cetane number is disclosed. The fuel comprises at least about 3 weight percent oxygenated compounds preferably at least about 3 weight percent oxygenated aromatic compounds. The oxygenated compounds preferably comprise alkylaromatics and/or hydroaromatics, preferably oxygenated at the benzylic carbon position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1986
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1988
    Assignee: Exxon Research and Engineering Company
    Inventor: William F. Taylor
  • Patent number: 4330302
    Abstract: Liquid petroleum hydrocarbon blends having improved thermal stability at temperatures of 1000.degree. F. and higher are prepared by removing from the blends dissolved molecular oxygen and maintaining low levels of certain trace impurities in the blends. Trace impurity compounds that are maintained at low levels include: sulfur compounds classed as thiols, sulfides, disulfides and polysulfides; organic oxygen compounds classed as hydroperoxides, peroxides, paraffinic carboxylic acids, and phenols; nitrogen compounds classed as amides and alkyl-pyridines; and reactive olefins. Additional improvements in the blends can be obtained by providing them with a dibenzothiophene or a nitrogen compound classed as a paraffinic amine, carbazole or piperidine. The treated blends of this invention have substantially the same physical properties as similar blends that have not been so treated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1975
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1982
    Assignee: Exxon Research & Engineering Co.
    Inventor: William F. Taylor
  • Patent number: 4312089
    Abstract: A floatation device to which a swimmer's suit may be secured for retrieval at a later time. The floatation device includes floatation apparatus and apparatus for attaching the bathing suit to the floatation apparatus. The apparatus for attaching the suit to the floatation device may include a spring biased clip, a hole provided in the floatation device, or a pair of narrowly separated fingers extending from the floatation apparatus. The floatation apparatus may be formed of a closed cell synthetic foam formed of a material such as polyethylene, or any other buoyant material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1979
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1982
    Inventor: William F. Taylor
  • Patent number: 4280894
    Abstract: Liquid petroleum hydrocarbon blends having improved thermal stability at temperatures of 1000.degree. F. and higher are prepared by removing from the blends dissolved molecular oxygen and maintaining low levels of certain trace impurities in the blends. Trace impurity compounds that are maintained at low levels include: sulfur compounds classed as thiols, sulfides, disulfides and polysulfides; organic oxygen compounds classed as hydroperoxides, peroxides, paraffinic carboxylic acids, and phenols; nitrogen compounds classed as amides and alkyl-pyridines; and reactive olefins. Additional improvements in the blends can be obtained by providing them with a dibenzothiophene or a nitrogen compound classed as a paraffinic amine, carbazole or piperidine. The treated blends of this invention have substantially the same physical properties as similar blends that have not been so treated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1975
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1981
    Assignee: Exxon Research & Engineering Co.
    Inventor: William F. Taylor
  • Patent number: 3970588
    Abstract: A catalyst for initiating the spontaneous decomposition of hydrazine and hydrazine nitrate into ammonia, nitrogen and hydrogen comprises ruthenium supported on high-surface area silica, alumina or silica-alumina substrates promoted with oxides of alkalis, alkaline earths, transition elements and rare earths. The catalyst is particularly useful in monopropellant rocket engines and gas generators and is characterized by: high activity when used in either a pulsed or continuous mode, minimal loss in crush strength or surface area after firing and use of non-strategic materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1969
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1976
    Assignee: Exxon Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: William F. Taylor, Martin Lieberman