May 2016 Patents

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. 9,328,460, entitled “Method and device for drying a fibrous web”, issued on May 3, 2016, is directed to the invention relates to a method and to a device for drying a fibrous web wherein the traveling fibrous web is acted upon by steam and hot, moist air in the region of a preceding drying zone and is then fed to the preceding drying zone of a downstream drying zone comprising a drying cylinder and a hood allocated thereto. Hot air is taken out of the hood allocated to the drying cylinder of the downstream drying zone. To create at least a portion of the steam for the preceding drying zone, condensate and/or fresh water occurring in the drying cylinder of the downstream drying zone is heated by the hot air taken out of the hood by means of a first heat exchanger. Alternatively or additionally for creating at least a portion of the hot, moist air for the preceding drying zone, the hot air taken out of the hood guided through the first heat exchanger is fed to the preceding drying zone.

U.S. Patent No. 9,331,464, entitled “Power entry unit electrical power distribution system”, issued on May 3, 2016, is directed to an electrical power system including a first power entry unit, at least one receptacle, and a second power entry unit. The at least one receptacle is electrically connected to the first power entry unit. The second power entry unit is electrically connectable to the at least one receptacle. The first power entry unit and the second power entry unit include at least one detection device. Either the first power entry unit or the second power entry unit is a selected power entry unit and the remaining one is another power entry unit. The detection device is configured to preclude an electrical power connection of both the selected power entry unit and the other power entry unit to the at least one receptacle.

U.S. Patent No. D755,128, entitled “Desktop receptacle”, issued on May 3, 2016, is directed to the ornamental design for a desktop receptacle, as shown and described.

U.S. Patent No. D755,129, entitled “Desktop receptacle”, issued on May 3, 2016, is directed to the ornamental design for a desktop receptacle, as shown and described.

U.S. Patent No. D755,717, entitled “Mounted USB charger”, issued on May 10, 2016, is directed to the ornamental design for a mounted USB charger, as shown and described.

U.S. Patent No. 9,341,732, entitled “Continuously towed seafloor electromagnetic prospecting system”, issued on May 17, 2016, is directed to a towed system for underwater electromagnetic prospecting for use with a seaward vessel is provided. The towed system comprises a first portion, a second portion, and a tow cable. The first portion is located on the vessel and includes a controller and a power supply system. The second towed portion is for submersion in the water and transmits an electromagnetic waveform and receives a corresponding electromagnetic signal. The tow cable connects the first portion with the second portion. The tow cable includes at least a pair of suitable conductors for delivering to the second portion a power signal generated by the first portion and at least one optical fiber for carrying data communications between the first portion and the second portion. The transmitted and received signals are digitized and this information is sent digitally to the controller in the first portion.

U.S. Patent No. 9,347,180, entitled “Device and method for producing a material web”, issued on May 24, 2016, is directed to the invention relates to a device for dewatering a fibrous web with a press zone which is formed by a mating element with a curved surface and a permeable press belt which wraps at least partially around the curved surface and has a running side and a contact side contacting a second side of the fibrous web. A permeable carrier belt arranged between the mating element and the fibrous web guides the fibrous web through the press zone. The device is configured so a fluid can flow through the press belt, the fibrous web, and the permeable carrier belt at least in a part region of the press zone. The permeable press belt is configured to generate a pressing pressure in the press zone when a tensile stress of at least 20 kN/m is applied and the contact side is adapted to a quality of the fibrous web produced.

U.S. Patent No. 9,352,871, entitled “Bale wire cutter”, issued on May 31, 2016, is directed to a device for cutting a strapping off of a cuboid bale includes at least one cutter bar that can be moved toward the bale, wherein the bale is guided along the cutter bar by a conveying apparatus and the cutter bar is arranged on a side of the bale that is directed perpendicularly to a conveying direction. Efficient cutting of all strapping is made possible by arranging at least two cutter bars on adjoining sides of the bale and by guiding the cutter bars in a traversing device in the conveying direction during the contact with the bales.

U.S. Patent No. 9,353,539, entitled “Apparatus for automatic cover assembly”, issued on May 31, 2016, is directed to a cover assembly for covering a container of liquid includes: a drive shaft including a drive pin; an engagement device configured for moving axially on the drive shaft when the drive pin engages the engagement device, the engagement device including at least one first engagement mechanism; and a first engagement hub rotatably mounted to the drive shaft and configured for being driven by the engagement device, the first engagement hub including at least one second engagement mechanism which includes at least one magnet configured for pulling the at least one first engagement mechanism and thereby for facilitating an engagement of the at least one first engagement mechanism with said at least one second engagement mechanism.

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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.

Contact Taylor IP today for assistance with all of your IP needs.  We can help you search your idea and determine whether your idea is patentable or may have potential infringement concerns.  We can help you with any design around efforts needed in the event a relevant third party patent is found.  We can prepare and file a patent application on your idea, and negotiate with the US Patent Office to obtain your patent.  We can also enforce your patent rights through litigation in the event a third party infringes on your rights.

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