Patents by Inventor Zachary Taylor

Zachary 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: 20210005412
    Abstract: An embodiment of an electric heating element is disclosed, including an electrically resistive inner heating element, an electrically resistive outer heating element, and a thermostat positioned underneath a centrally-positioned medallion and along a cold leg of the inner heating element. The thermostat is configured to selectively allow electrical current to be delivered to the inner heating element while maximum electrical current, for example, continues to be provided to the outer heating element. The thermostat cycles the electrical current on and off when detecting maximum and minimum desired temperatures radiated from the electric heating element. The inner heating element has a pair of cold legs that extend parallel to a pair of cold legs of the outer heating element, some or all of which may be supported by a terminal bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Stacy Springer, Dan Maxwell, Zachary Newcomb, Shahid Ikram, Mitch Taylor
  • Patent number: 10860340
    Abstract: A compute server receives a request from a client device that triggers execution of a code piece. The compute server is one of multiple compute servers that are part of a distributed cloud computing network. The request is directed to a zone. A single process at the compute server executes the code piece in an isolated execution environment. The single process is also executing other code pieces in other isolated execution environments respectively. A response is generated to the request based at least in part on the executed code piece, and the generated response is transmitted to the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: CLOUDFLARE, INC.
    Inventors: Kenton Taylor Varda, Zachary Aaron Bloom, Marek Przemyslaw Majkowski, Ingvar Stepanyan, Kyle Kloepper, Dane Orion Knecht, John Graham-Cumming, Dani Grant
  • Publication number: 20200377161
    Abstract: Example apparatuses and techniques have been presented for towing tracked vehicles at high speeds without various deficiencies and for allowing a vehicle to be configured to extend supplemental wheels from a storage configuration into a ground support configuration in which the vehicle is able to make use of the supplemental wheels for additional ground support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Zachary E. Sawyer, Michael Howe, Cote Taylor
  • Publication number: 20200377162
    Abstract: Example techniques have been presented for providing tracked vehicles with deployable towing wheels. Such techniques involve a track vehicle having a vehicle body, a track coupled to the vehicle body, and a wheel assembly coupled to the vehicle body. The wheel assembly includes a wheel and is operable to assume a towing position in which at least a portion of the wheel extends below the track and enables the tracked vehicle to be towed on the wheel without the track making ground contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Howe, Zachary Edward Sawyer, Jason Wan Xu, Cote Taylor
  • Publication number: 20200361469
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to an electrified vehicle configured to selectively increase an energy recovery threshold and a corresponding method. In particular, an example electrified vehicle includes an energy recovery mechanism configured to apply a negative wheel torque up to a negative wheel torque threshold. The electrified vehicle also includes a controller configured to selectively increase the negative wheel torque threshold based on a mass of the electrified vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Alexander McCollough, Zachary Konchan, George Taylor Dickinson
  • Patent number: 10839021
    Abstract: A journal of operations persistently stores a collection of user and machine interactions with documents, concepts within documents, and relationships/mentions among such documents and concepts. A knowledge graph or other visual expression can be used to provide an interactive format for user interactions with this information, and to visually display the accumulated information in the journal of operations on user's device of choice. Such accumulations are often called aggregations or aggregates. Both human users and computer users such as automated recommendation engines, machine learning algorithms, and the like can interact with the journal of operations to facilitate computer-assisted discovery and organization of data around a topic of interest to the human user. The resulting journal of operations and aggregations of those operations such as a knowledge graph or other visual expression(s) also provides a useful medium for sharing knowledge with other users and collaborating on investigation of a topic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Salesforce.com, inc
    Inventors: Max Kleiman-Weiner, Andrew Richard Gallant, Jason Rastrick Briggs, Cogan Dwayne Culver, Kevin John Doyle, Thomas Michael DuBois, John Randolph Frank, Keith Michael Gabryelski, Andrew Wilson Haskell, David Zachary Maze, Geoffrey Ira Milstein, Emily Brooks Pavlini, Daniel Adam Roberts, Aaron Michael Taylor, Henry Forrest Leanna Wallace
  • Publication number: 20200323431
    Abstract: An imaging system and method is disclosed for intraoperative surgical margin assessment in between various tissues and cell groupings having differing physiologic processes. The system uses an array of LED's to pump a target anatomy with a short excitation pulse and measures the lifetime of fluorescence to generate contrast. A relative fluorescence lifetime map is generated corresponding to the measured lifetime to identify boundaries within varying cell groupings and tissues.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Maie St. John, George Saddik, Zachary Taylor, Warren Grundfest
  • Publication number: 20200301549
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method includes obtaining a media composition for display on an electronic display device is obtained. The media composition includes a plurality of layers, with each layer including a visual element. The method also includes selecting at least some of the layers of the media composition to have a parallax effect applied thereto and determining an amount of total parallax effect to apply to the selected layers. Also, the method includes determining an appropriate amount of offset to apply to each of the selected layers on an individual basis and shifting the selected layers in one or more directions by their respective appropriate amounts. Moreover, the method includes displaying the media composition showing the parallax effect on the electronic display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jose J. Aroche Martinez, Zachary P. Petersen, Dale A. Taylor, Leticia M. Alarcon, Dudley G. Wong, Sean M. Harold, Ada Turner, Oscar H. Walden, James C. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20200283271
    Abstract: An installation tool configured to install a machine of an elevator system, including a base section including two legs, each leg including a laterally extending gusset attached thereto. A clamp assembly is supported by the base section and includes a first bracket attached to and positioned over the two legs and a second bracket attached to and positioned over the gussets. A first tube is movably carried by the first bracket and a second tube is movably carried by the second bracket. The first and second tubes are movable in the brackets between a retracted position that positions the machine over the base section and an extended position that positions the machine in a cantilevered position adjacent the retracted position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicants: thyssenkrupp Elevator AG, thyssenkrupp AG
    Inventors: Justin Charles Morse, Zachary William Evans, William E. Bowling, Andrew Turner Bottom, Andrew Taylor, Garret Stone
  • Publication number: 20200175776
    Abstract: A computerized system for managing a parking lot includes: a beacon in one-way, or location sensor in two-way, communication with a smart device for locating the smart device without it having to determine its own location, a vehicle sensor for sensing the presence of a vehicle, and a computer-implemented server operable to determine from the beacon's identification or receive from the location sensor the location of the smart device. The server authorizes entry or exit of the vehicle when a smart device status indicates acceptance, and the smart device and the vehicle are both at a same appropriate location. The server updates the smart device status after a payment transaction. Entry or exit may be authorized by opening a barrier, displaying an authorization message, communicating a message to the smart device, and/or not issuing a non-authorization alert. The server may receive reservations, and may communicate lot occupancy to third-party systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: MILAN ZIVKOVIC, CHARLES ARENDT, PETER POON, MICHAEL HEYD, ZACHARY TAYLOR, THOMAS EATON, DANIELLE LEIGHTON, Christoph Jan SEPP
  • Publication number: 20200142711
    Abstract: A compute server receives a request from a client device that triggers execution of a code piece. The compute server is one of multiple compute servers that are part of a distributed cloud computing network. The request is directed to a zone. A single process at the compute server executes the code piece in an isolated execution environment. The single process is also executing other code pieces in other isolated execution environments respectively. A response is generated to the request based at least in part on the executed code piece, and the generated response is transmitted to the client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Kenton Taylor Varda, Zachary Aaron Bloom, Marek Przemyslaw Majkowski, Ingvar Stepanyan, Kyle Kloepper, Dane Orion Knecht, John Graham-Cumming, Dani Grant
  • Publication number: 20200085407
    Abstract: Systems and methods for performing multi-frequency harmonic acoustography for target identification and border detection are described, where a focused confocal transducer having a piezoelectric element and a hydrophone positioned centrally in the piezoelectric element is used. The transducer emits ultrasonic waves toward a target of interest at first and second frequencies. The two waves interfere at a focal plane within the target to generate a third acoustic wave. The target absorbs energy and emits its own unique vibration at the difference frequency (?f) of the two waves as well as its harmonics. The unique vibration is recorded with a hydrophone, and mechanical properties of the target are ascertained through detection and analysis of the third acoustic wave using a mathematical model implemented by a signal processing circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Warren Grundfest, Maie St. John, Ashkan Maccabi, George Saddik, Zachary Taylor
  • Patent number: 10588935
    Abstract: The invention provided herein includes isolated polypeptides that specifically block the interaction between neonatal Fc receptor (FcRn) and albumin. Blocking the interaction treats diseases and conditions caused by increased amounts of albumin or modified albumin that possesses pathogenic properties wherein it is deemed desirable to decrease albumin levels. Accordingly, also provided are methods of using these isolated polypeptides to treat various diseases and conditions caused by increased amounts of albumin or modified albumin that possesses pathogenic properties. The invention provided herein also includes isolated polypeptides capable of binding to a non-IgG and non-albumin competitive site on an FcRn alpha 3 domain. These can be useful for tracking FcRn without inhibiting IgG or albumin binding or function. Accordingly, the invention also includes methods and systems to track FcRn without inhibiting IgG or albumin binding or function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignees: THE BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL, INC., BIOGEN MA INC.
    Inventors: Richard S. Blumberg, Timo Rath, Kristi Baker, Adam Mezo, Zachary Taylor, Kevin McDonnell, Rosa Maria Silva Garcia Grenha
  • Publication number: 20200023034
    Abstract: The invention provided herein includes isolated polypeptides that specifically block the interaction between neonatal Fc receptor (FcRn) and albumin. Blocking the interaction treats diseases and conditions caused by increased amounts of albumin or modified albumin that possesses pathogenic properties wherein it is deemed desirable to decrease albumin levels. Accordingly, also provided are methods of using these isolated polypeptides to treat various diseases and conditions caused by increased amounts of albumin or modified albumin that possesses pathogenic properties. The invention provided herein also includes isolated polypeptides capable of binding to a non-IgG and non-albumin competitive site on an FcRn alpha 3 domain. These can be useful for tracking FcRn without inhibiting IgG or albumin binding or function. Accordingly, the invention also includes methods and systems to track FcRn without inhibiting IgG or albumin binding or function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicants: THE BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL, INC., BIOGEN MA INC.
    Inventors: Richard S. Blumberg, Timo Rath, Kristi Baker, Adam Mezo, Zachary Taylor, Kevin Mcdonnell, Rosa Maria Silva Garcia Grenha
  • Publication number: 20200002763
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides compositions, methods, systems, and devices for polynucleotide processing and analyte characterization. Such polynucleotide processing may be useful for a variety of applications, including analyte characterization by polynucleotide sequencing. The compositions, methods, systems, and devices disclosed herein generally describe barcoded oligonucleotides, which can be bound to a bead, such as a gel bead, useful for characterizing one or more analytes including, for example, protein (e.g., cell surface or intracellular proteins), genomic DNA, and RNA (e.g., mRNA or CRISPR guide RNAs). Also described herein, are barcoded labelling agents and oligonucleotide molecules useful for “tagging” analytes for characterization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Phillip Belgrader, Zachary Bent, Rajiv Bharadwaj, Vijay Kumar Sreenivasa Gopalan, Josephine Harada, Christopher Hindson, Mohammad Rahimi Lenji, Michael Ybarra Lucero, Geoffrey McDermott, Elliott Meer, Tarjei Sigurd Mikkelsen, Christopher Joachim O'Keeffe, Katherine Pfeiffer, Andrew D. Price, Paul Ryvkin, Serge Saxonov, John R. Stuelpnagel, Jessica Michele Terry, Tobias Daniel Wheeler, Indira Wu, Solongo Batjargal Ziraldo, Stephane Claude Boutet, Sarah Taylor, Niranjan Srinivas
  • Publication number: 20200002764
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides compositions, methods, systems, and devices for polynucleotide processing and analyte characterization. Such polynucleotide processing may be useful for a variety of applications, including analyte characterization by polynucleotide sequencing. The compositions, methods, systems, and devices disclosed herein generally describe barcoded oligonucleotides, which can be bound to a bead, such as a gel bead, useful for characterizing one or more analytes including, for example, protein (e.g., cell surface or intracellular proteins), genomic DNA, and RNA (e.g., mRNA or CRISPR guide RNAs). Also described herein, are barcoded labelling agents and oligonucleotide molecules useful for “tagging” analytes for characterization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Phillip Belgrader, Zachary Bent, Rajiv Bharadwaj, Vijay Kumar Sreenivasa Gopalan, Josephine Harada, Christopher Hindson, Mohammad Rahimi Lenji, Michael Ybarra Lucero, Geoffrey McDermott, Elliott Meer, Tarjei Sigurd Mikkelsen, Christopher Joachim O'Keeffe, Katherine Pfeiffer, Andrew D. Price, Paul Ryvkin, Serge Saxonov, John R. Stuelpnagel, Jessica Michele Terry, Tobias Daniel Wheeler, Indira Wu, Solongo Batjargal Ziraldo, Stephane Claude Boutet, Sarah Taylor, Niranjan Srinivas
  • Publication number: 20200003835
    Abstract: Arrangements and techniques for testing mobile devices within a test module. The test modules are portable and may be stacked to provide a modular testing system. A pulley system may be used to move an actuator arm horizontally in the X and Y directions. The actuator arm may be moved vertically in the Z direction such that a tip may engage a touchscreen of a mobile device being tested or a user interface element of the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Syed Toaha Ahmad, Eric Christie, Zachary Powers, Marguerite Eaton, Derek Klaas, Grant Taylor, Bradley Chew, Natasha Theodora Petrus, William Ah Tou, Yen-Lin Han
  • Patent number: 10517477
    Abstract: Methods and systems for single beam scanning capable of imaging the surface of a spherical body of arbitrary radius of curvature are provided. The spherical imaging methods and systems utilize one or more off-axis parabolic (OAP) mirror to perform a geometrical transformation of the spherical surface to a flat rectilinear imaging coordinate grid such that the single scanning beam maintains a normal incidence across the curved field of view of the spherical body. The imaging methods and systems project the spherical surface to a Cartesian plane and then the remapped surface is rapidly imaged by raster-scanning an illumination beam in the rectangular coordinate such that the OAP mirror produces a rectilinear image of the target. The imaging of the spherical surface is accomplished while maintaining the target, illumination source, and detector in a stationary position. The imaging systems and methods may utilize a single source and a single detector, and may incorporate a THz illumination source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Warren S. Grundfest, Shijun Sung, Zachary Taylor
  • Publication number: 20190383804
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides compositions, methods, systems, and devices for polynucleotide processing and analyte characterization from a single cell. Such polynucleotide processing may be useful for a variety of applications. The compositions, methods, systems, and devices disclosed herein generally describe barcoded oligonucleotides, which can be bound to a bead, such as a gel bead, useful for characterizing one or more analytes including, for example, protein (e.g., cell surface or intracellular proteins), genomic DNA, epigenetic information (e.g., accessible chromatin, DNA methylation), and RNA molecules (e.g., mRNA or CRISPR guide RNAs). In some cases, the disclosed methods comprise analysis of analytes from a cell using a cell bead.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Kamila Belhocine, Jason Bell, Zachary Bent, Rajiv Bharadwaj, Christopher Hindson, Mohammad Rahimi Lenji, Bill Kengli Lin, Anthony Makarewicz, Geoffrey McDermott, Elliott Meer, Francesca Meschi, Tarjei Sigurd Mikkelsen, Christopher Joachim O'Keeffe, Katherine Pfeiffer, Andrew D. Price, Paul Ryvkin, Michael Schnall-Levin, Sarah Taylor, Jessica Michele Terry, Tobias Daniel Wheeler, Yifeng Yin, Xinying Zheng, Solongo Batjargal Ziraldo, Eswar Prasad Ramachandran Iyer, Luigi Jhon Alvarado Martinez
  • Publication number: 20190383798
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides compositions, methods, systems, and devices for polynucleotide processing and antigen screening. Polynucleotide processing may be useful for a variety of applications. Antigen screening may comprise the use of one or more engineered cells. Engineered cells may be useful for characterizing one or more analytes including, for example, a polypeptide antigen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Kamila Belhocine, Jason Bell, Zachary Bent, Rajiv Bharadwaj, Christopher Hindson, Mohammad Rahimi Lenji, Bill Kengli Lin, Anthony Makarewicz, Geoffrey McDermott, Elliott Meer, Francesca Meschi, Tarjei Sigurd Mikkelsen, Christopher Joachim O'Keeffe, Katherine Pfeiffer, Andrew D. Price, Paul Ryvkin, Michael Schnall-Levin, Sarah Taylor, Jessica Michele Terry, Tobias Daniel Wheeler, Yifeng Yin, Xinying Zheng, Solongo Batjargal Ziraldo, Eswar Prasad Ramachandran Iyer, Luigi Jhon Alvarado Martinez