May 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. 9,649,906, entitled “Inflation valve bracket for an air spring assembly on a vehicle”, issued on May 16, 2017, is directed to a vehicle includes a chassis having a frame member, and a suspension system carried by the chassis. One or more air spring assemblies are associated with the suspension system, with each air spring assembly having an air bag, an air line and an air valve. An inflation valve bracket includes a channel and a flange depending from the channel. The channel is at least partially wrapped around the frame member. The flange has one or more openings with a corresponding air valve in each opening.

U.S. Patent No. 9,649,952, entitled “Electromagnetic field generator”, issued on May 16, 2017, is directed to a rotating electromagnetic field generation device including a plurality of electrodes, a plurality of electromagnetic field generators, and a controller. The electromagnetic field generators each have a first electric potential output and a second electric potential output. The controller is configured to dynamically switch the first electric potential output and the second electric potential output of each of the plurality of electromagnetic field generators to corresponding selected ones of the plurality of electrodes thereby projecting at least one electromagnetic field from the plurality of electrodes.

U.S. Patent No. 9,650,023, entitled “Cooling circuit for a motor vehicle having a hydrodynamic retarder”, issued on May 16, 2017, is directed to a cooling circuit for a motor vehicle having a cooling medium pump that circulates a cooling medium in the cooling circuit having a hydrodynamic retarder. The cooling circuit further includes a main circuit in which the cooling medium pump and a drive motor of the motor vehicle, as well as a heat exchanger are positioned. A secondary branch of the cooling circuit includes a feed that branches off from the main circuit at a branch-off point and ends in the hydrodynamic retarder, and a return which proceeds from the hydrodynamic retarder and ends at a junction location in the main circuit. The return ends upstream of the branch-off location of the feed as viewed in a flow direction of the cooling medium in the main circuit, however on the same side of the cooling medium pump or at the branch-off location of the feed in the main circuit.

U.S. Patent No. 9,651,098, entitled “Hydrodynamic machine, in particular hydrodynamic coupling”, issued on May 16, 2017, is directed to the invention relates to a hydrodynamic machine, in particular a hydrodynamic coupling, having a bladed primary wheel and a stationary or revolving bladed secondary wheel, forming a working chamber in order to transmit torque hydrodynamically. The primary wheel and/or the secondary wheel is rotatably mounted by means of at least one plain bearing, which is lubricated by a lubricant source connected by way of at least one lubricant supply line, and a lubricant outlet which is connected by way of a lubricant discharge line, such that in the lubricant supply line and/or the lubricant discharge line a lubricant reservoir, connected to the at least one plain bearing by means of at least one lubricant feed conduit and at least one lubricant return conduit and therefor forming a lubricant circuit, is provided in the event of a failure of the lubricant supply from the lubricant source.

U.S. Patent No. 9,651,345, entitled “Method for producing a ring-shaped or plate-like element”, issued on May 16, 2017, is directed to the invention relates to a method for producing a ring-shaped or plate-like element, in particular for a metal-sealing material-feedthrough, in particular for devices which are subjected to high pressures, preferably igniters for airbags or belt tensioning devices, whereby a blank, especially in the embodiment of a wire-shaped material is provided and the blank is subjected to processing so that a feedthrough-opening can be incorporated into a ring-shaped or plate-like element created from the blank.

U.S. Patent No. 9,653,064, entitled “Blended waveguide and reflector”, issued on May 16, 2017, is directed to a blended acoustic folded horn and reflector provides for throughput of higher frequency bands without giving rise to standing waves. The horn includes a parabolic region intersected by a first direct radiant axis centered on the throat. The parabolic region is shaped and oriented to define a reflected radiant axis through the mouth for frequency components of the acoustic input above a cut-off frequency. The parabolic region operates to focus sound in the upper portion of the operational frequency range of the loudspeaker and to reflect the resulting focused sound beam along a second radiant axis through the mouth of the folded horn.

U.S. Patent No. RE46,401, entitled “Concave with an array of longitudinally notched spaced apart threshing elements”, issued on May 16, 2017, is directed to a concave includes a frame and an array of threshing elements supported by the frame, the threshing elements being spaced apart and extending generally parallel to one another. The threshing elements are configured in the form of round bars each having formed on an upper portion thereof disposed adjacent to an upper portion of the frame a longitudinally-extending notch respectively defining an aggressive threshing edge. The spaced apart relationship and round configuration of the threshing elements reduce plugging of the concave. The threshing edges facing in a direction opposite to the direction of crop material flow restrict crop material flow and thereby enable more effective threshing.

U.S. Patent No. 9,656,698, entitled “Moveable cab fairings”, issued on May 23, 2017, is directed to a transport vehicle includes a cab; a trailer carried by the cab, the cab and the trailer forming a gap therebetween; and a fairing carried by the cab and at least partially covering the gap. The fairing includes at least one fairing panel; and a hinge connected to the at least one fairing panel and the cab or the trailer. The hinge allows the at least one fairing panel to switch between a first coverage state and a second coverage state.

U.S. Patent No. 9,662,221, entitled “Upper extremity fusion devices and methods”, issued on May 30, 2017, is directed to a fusion implant and fusion members for fusing target bones of an upper extremity. The fusion implant including internally threaded apertures of a first thread lead, and the fusion members including threading of the first thread lead and threading of a second thread lead that is less than the first thread lead. The fusion implant and a targeting instrument being configured to couple to one another in a predefined orientation. The predetermined orientation resulting in alignment of aspects of the fusion implant with aspects of the targeting instrument. A guide clamp for facilitating forming of an implant cavity in adjacent bones for implantation of the fusion implant therein. A surgical method for facilitating fusion of adjacent target bones utilizing a fusion implant, fusion members, a targeting instrument and a guide clamp to reduce space between the adjacent bones such that they at least abut one another.

U.S. Patent No. 9,664,134, entitled “Method for adjusting an injection behavior of injectors in an internal combustion engine, engine control unit and system for adjusting an injection behavior”, issued on May 30, 2017, is directed to the invention relates to a method for adjusting an injection behavior of injectors in an internal combustion engine, including the following steps: switching off an injector; detecting a crank angle signal of the internal combustion engine; transforming the crank angle signal into the frequency range by way of a discrete Fourier transformation; detecting and storing a quantity of the harmonic of the 0.5th order of the Fourier transform of the crank angle signal, and assigning the quantity to the switched-off injector; switching on the switched-off injector; performing the previous steps sequentially for all injectors of the internal combustion engine; forming an average value of the stored quantities with respect to all injectors, and correcting the control of the injectors using a deviation from the average value of a quantity associated with an injector that is to be corrected.

U.S. Patent No. 9,667,052, entitled “Matched seal feedthrough”, issued on May 30, 2017, is directed to a matched seal feedthrough comprising: a support body having at least one passage opening, wherein the support body has a first coefficient of thermal expansion .alpha..sub.1; at least one functional element; and an electrical insulation fixing material consisting of a glass material, wherein the fixing material has a second coefficient of thermal expansion .alpha..sub.2, and the second coefficient of thermal expansion .alpha..sub.2 is substantially the same as the first coefficient of thermal expansion .alpha..sub.1; wherein the at least one functional element has an outside circumferential surface and is held in the at least one passage opening by the fixing material, the outside circumferential surface includes at least partially a coating with at least one of nickel and nickel alloy resulting in a coated region and an uncoated region of the outside circumferential surface, and the fixing material covers the coated and uncoated region at least partially.

U.S. Patent No. 9,668,060, entitled “Transducer”, issued on May 30, 2017, is directed to a transducer including a driven element and a magnet assembly. The magnet assembly is coupled to the driven element and includes a first, second and third magnet. Each of the magnets have a first and second magnetic pole. The first magnetic pole of the first magnet and the first magnetic pole of the second magnet being proximate to each other and facing each other thereby defining a magnetic zone therebetween. The second magnetic pole of the third magnet being magnetically proximate to said magnetic zone. The first magnetic poles all having the same polarity, and the second magnetic poles all having the same polarity.

U.S. Patent No. D788,039, entitled “Desktop receptacle faceplate”, issued on May 30, 2017, is directed to the ornamental design for a desktop receptacle faceplate, as shown and described.


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