July 2017

Taylor IP obtains patents for U.S. and foreign clients pertaining to many different technologies.  Below are some patents that have been prepared and/or prosecuted by Taylor IP and recently issued by the U.S. Patent Office

Patents recently issued for clients of Taylor IP:

U.S. Patent No. 9,694,500, entitled “Mechanism with one sensor for panel present and double sheet detection for grippers”, issued on July 4, 2017, is directed to a sensor or switch mechanism is connected to a gripper mechanism and uses a pivotal cam link connected to the driving mechanism of the gripper. A cam slot in the cam link is configured to convert linear reciprocal motion of the driving mechanism of the gripper to amplified rotational motion of the pivotal cam link. A target on the cam link and a stationary sensor positioned proximate to an arc described by the target on rotation of the cam link allows the sensor or switch mechanism to distinguish between the gripper properly gripping a single workpiece and the gripper improperly gripping no workpiece and/or two or more workpieces.

U.S. Patent No. 9,694,547, entitled “Device and method for producing fiber preforms”, issued on July 4, 2017, is directed to a device for producing fiber preforms including a plurality of unwind stations, a plurality of grippers and at least one first molding tool. Further, a method includes the successive steps of tensioning threads or rovings for a first layer with grippers, draping the first layer over a first molding tool, severing of the threads or rovings of the first layer, tensioning threads or rovings for a second layer with grippers, draping an additional layer over the first forming tool, and severing the threads or rovings of the second layer.

U.S. Patent No. 9,695,901, entitled “Gas spring system”, issued on July 4, 2017, is directed to a gas spring system includes: a gas spring assembly including at least one gas damping passage; a reservoir member connected to the gas spring assembly, the gas spring assembly being in fluid communication with the reservoir member by way of the at least one gas damping passage; and a guide member coupled with the gas spring assembly, the guide member at least partially enclosing the reservoir member and being configured for sliding axially relative to the reservoir member.

U.S. Patent No. 9,700,431, entitled “Orthopaedic implant with porous structural member”, issued on July 11, 2017, is directed to an orthopedic implant includes an implant body having a first surface with a first peak, a second surface opposite the first surface, and a cavity formed therein that extends through the first surface and second surface. The implant body is substantially non-porous. A load bearing member comprising a substantially porous material is held within the cavity. The load bearing member has a first contact surface that extends out of the cavity past the first peak of the first surface.

U.S. Patent No. 9,700,682, entitled “Device for retaining and storing liquid media and method of expelling the liquid media”, issued on July 11, 2017, is directed to a device for retaining and storing a liquid medium, such as medication, includes a syringe body, a retention and/or storage container, consisting essentially of a glass material, a closure element for the retention and/or storage container consisting essentially of a rubber elastic material, and at least one needle. The retention and/or storage container is a vial having a solid bottom and a pushing device is provided to move the vial in a substantially axial direction in the syringe body, the pushing device acting upon the solid bottom of the vial.

U.S. Patent No. 9,706,756, entitled “Animal movement mapping and movement prediction method and device”, issued on July 18, 2017, is directed to an animal movement prediction method including the steps of establishing, receiving and predicting. The establishing step establishes a wireless mesh network of a plurality of remote sensors. Each sensor is established in the wireless mesh network by installing said sensor on an object to detect the animal in a detection zone; activating the sensor; and capturing a geographic coordinate in a mobile device for at least a portion of the detection zone apart from the sensor. The receiving step receives animal detection information from the sensors by way of the mesh network. The animal detection information includes a time of detection. The predicting step predicts the future movements of animals dependent upon the animal detection information.

U.S. Patent No. 9,706,833, entitled “Desktop receptacle with rigid support”, issued on July 18, 2017, is directed to a desktop receptacle includes: a housing having a top surface, at least one electrical port formed therein, and defining an enclosed space configured to hold an electrical circuit; and a rigid support having a peripheral portion and an angled portion connected to the peripheral portion and attached to the top surface of the housing, the angled portion forming a holding angle relative to the peripheral portion that is not perpendicular.

U.S. Patent No. 9,707,080, entitled “Removable augment for medical implant”, issued on July 18, 2017, is directed to a method of using an orthopedic implant includes providing a main body, as well as a porous augment having a bone ingrowth surface. The main body is removably attached with another surface of the porous augment to form an orthopedic implant. A portion of a bone is extracted from the body of a patient and, subsequently, the orthopedic implant is implanted into the body of the patient. The porous augment is positioned such that a bone interfacing surface of the porous augment interfaces with a cut surface of the bone from which the portion of bone is extracted to facilitate bone ingrowth into the porous augment.

U.S. Patent No. 9,710,025, entitled “Desktop receptacle with utility front surface”, issued on July 18, 2017, is directed to a desktop receptacle includes a box with a front surface and a connector surface that has a connector opening formed through, an electrical connection assembly held within the box that has an electrical connector associated with the connector opening, and a utility surface attached to the front surface.

U.S. Patent No. 9,714,722, entitled “Pilot valve and/or proportional valve”, issued on July 25, 2017, is directed to a switching or proportional valve has a valve drive, a valve body actuated by the valve drive, and at least one valve seat that, together with the valve body, delimits a flow cross-section for a flow medium conducted through the valve, wherein the flow cross-section is variable depending on the position of the valve body relative to the valve seat. The valve drive may be a rotary drive having a rotatable actuator, the actuator being coupled to the valve body in such a manner that the position of the valve body relative to the valve seat changes depending on the rotary position of the actuator. An eccentric element is rotationally related with the actuator. A spring-actuated return device with a plunger pressed by a spring against the eccentric element acts to return the eccentric element and the actuator to a starting position.

U.S. Patent No. D792,770, entitled “Scented jar”, issued on July 25, 2017, is directed to the ornamental design for a scented jar, as shown and described.

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Please note that not all patents which have been prepared by Taylor IP actually issue with Taylor IP being listed as the responsible law firm/attorneys.  For example, some of the larger companies that are represented by Taylor IP prefer to list their inhouse personnel as the responsible legal professionals for their issued patents.  Thus, many patents that are prepared and/or prosecuted by Taylor IP do not appear with our name on the face of the patent.

Taylor IP has several patent attorneys with diverse and strong technical backgrounds.  Each patent attorney at Taylor IP has a specific technical background and a law degree, and most have industry experience in their respective technical field.  For example, our patent attorneys have technical backgrounds in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, biomedical engineering and chemical engineering.  We represent some of the largest and most technologically advanced companies in the world, as well as mid-sized companies, small companies and individuals.  We receive patent work directly from US and foreign companies, through foreign patent law firms and attorneys representing foreign companies, through US domestic law firms and attorneys representing companies and individuals, and directly from individuals desiring to protect their inventions.

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