Patents by Inventor Aaron Miller

Aaron Miller 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: 20220193860
    Abstract: A subpad for a chemical-mechanical polishing pad, the subpad having porogens with polymeric shells. Methods of fabricating the subpad and polishing pads with a polishing surface layer bonded to the subpad layer are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Dustin MILLER, Paul Andre LEFEVRE, Aaron PETERSON, Chen-Chih TSAI
  • Patent number: 11353983
    Abstract: The present invention relates to touch sensor detector systems and methods incorporating an interpolated variable impedance touch sensor array and specifically to such systems and methods for gesture recognition and associating a UI element with the recognized gesture. In one embodiment, the present invention provides a variable impedance array (VIA) system for receiving a gesture that includes: a plurality of physical VIA columns connected by interlinked impedance columns; a plurality of physical VIA rows connected by interlinked impedance rows; and a processor configured to interpolate a location and/or pressure of the gesture in the physical columns and rows from an electrical signal from a plurality of column drive sources (connected to the plurality of physical VIA columns through the interlinked impedance columns) sensed at a plurality of row sense sinks (connected to the plurality of physical VIA rows through the interlinked impedance rows).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Sensel, Inc.
    Inventors: John Aaron Zarraga, Alexander Meagher Grau, Bethany Noel Haniger, Bradley James Bozarth, Brogan Carl Miller, Ilya Daniel Rosenberg, James Frank Thomas, Mark Joshua Rosenberg, Peter Hans Nyboer, Reuben Eric Martinez, Scott Gregory Isaacson, Stephanie Jeanne Oberg, Timothy James Miller, Tomer Moscovich, Yibo Yu
  • Publication number: 20220161289
    Abstract: An orifice protection device for a water dispensing device is disclosed. The device includes a housing configured to surround an output orifice of the water cooler or fountain through which water is ejected, a door movably attached to the housing and configured to move from an open position in which the output orifice is exposed, and a closed position in which the output orifice is enclosed within the housing, an actuator configured to move the door between the open position and the closed position, a purification mechanism positioned within the housing and configured to sanitize the output orifice, and a sensor configured to enable touchless operation of the door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2021
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Inventors: Aaron Byers, Bryan Miller
  • Patent number: 11279940
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for editing the genome of a microbial host cell in successive rounds of transformation. The method allows the introduction of genetic edits into the genome of a microbial host cell in an iterative fashion that does not require the use of functional counterselection following at least one round of transformation. It can be used to rapidly stack genetic edits in the genome of a microbial host cell. Kits for performing the methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Zymergen Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Blaskowski, Sara da Luz Areosa Cleto, Cameron Coates, Aaron Miller, Sharon Nademanee, Melissa Netwal, Kedar Patel, Shawn Szyjka, Philip Weyman, Solomon Henry Stonebloom, Colin Scott Maxwell, Elizabeth Lauren Meier
  • Publication number: 20220059087
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods are described herein for distributing syndicated content or content with one or more distribution restrictions. In one aspect, a method may include assigning a unique ID to a plurality of content items, where the unique ID of at least one of the content items is associated with one or more property distribution restrictions. The method may further include streaming in a video stream the content items to at least two properties and monitoring the unique IDs of the plurality of content items streamed in the video stream to detect least one content item associated with the one or more property distribution restrictions. The distribution of the least one content item associated with the one or more property distribution restrictions may be blocked from the one or more properties concurrently with streaming the video stream, based on the one or more property distribution restrictions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Inventors: Benjamin Aaron Miller, Jason D. Justman, Lora Clark Bouchard, Michael Ellery Bouchard, Kevin James Cotlove, Mathew Keith Gitchell, Stacia Lynn Haisch, Jonathan David Kersten, Matthew Karl Marchio, Peter Arthur Pulliam, George Allen Smith, Todd Christopher Tibbetts
  • Publication number: 20220033800
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes the engineering of microbial cells for fermentative production of 1,5-diaminopentane and provides novel engineered microbial cells and cultures, as well as related 1,5-diaminopentane production methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Applicant: Zymergen Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Miller, Zhihao Wang, Jeffrey Mellin, Murtaza Shabbir Hussain, Steven M. Edgar
  • Publication number: 20220017946
    Abstract: The present invention includes a method of detecting and treating a patient suspected of having Barrett's esophagus comprising: obtaining a biological sample from an esophagus of the patient; determining a microbiome in the biological sample by detecting the presence of bacteria by plasmid dilution verification or quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR); wherein if the patient has a microbiome indicative of an increased risk of esophageal cancer threating the patient with at least one of: removing at least part of the esophagus, esophagectomy probiotic therapy, or chemically targeting elimination of bacteria indicative of an increased risk of esophageal cancer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2021
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Inventors: Ikenna Okereke, Richard Pyles, Aaron Miller, Catherine Hamilton
  • Patent number: 11198939
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for processing a substrate including an injector unit insert with a plurality of flow paths leading to a first plenum, each of the flow paths providing one or more of substantially the same residence time, length and/or conductance. Injector units including the injector unit inserts have increased flow uniformity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Aaron Miller, Kallol Bera
  • Patent number: 11159127
    Abstract: A thermal and environmental noise suppressing interface circuit which is configured to operate cold and is configured to perform biasing with suppression of noise currents from room temperature noise voltages and dc coupled rf readout of a superconducting device under test with a single coaxial cable or equivalent conductor pair. The circuit is configured to suppress the propagation of thermal and environmental noises to/from sensors operating at a different temperature from its operating and control equipment while maintaining a single input-output channel, and provides for the placement of a local grounding impedance on an intercept board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: QUANTUM OPUS, LLC
    Inventors: Aaron Miller, Timothy Rambo
  • Publication number: 20210324378
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods of joining three or more double-stranded (ds) or single-stranded (ss) DNA molecules of interest in vitro or in vivo. The method allows the joining of a large number of DNA fragments, in a deterministic fashion. It can be used to rapidly generate nucleic acid libraries that can be subsequently used in a variety of applications that include, for example, genome editing and pathway assembly. Kits for performing the method are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Erik Jedediah DEAN, Kedar PATEL, Aaron MILLER, Kunal MEHTA, Philip WEYMAN
  • Publication number: 20210299511
    Abstract: A seal row bench assembly includes a first bench and a second bench such that the first bench is configured to pivot about an axis relative to the second bench, an adjustable column coupled to the second bench that permits variable height of at least one of the first bench and the second bench, and a post assembly in communication with the first bench such that post assembly has one or more index locations to locate the first bench at a set angle relative to the second bench. Variations of the assembly include coupling the first bench to the second bench using a hinge and coupling the first bench to a second column using a hinge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventor: WESLEY AARON MILLER
  • Patent number: 11130955
    Abstract: Methods, compositions, and kits for high throughput DNA assembly reactions in vitro. Modular CRISPR DNA constructs comprising modular insert DNA parts flanked by cloning tag segments comprising pre-validated CRISPR protospacer/protospacer adjacent motif sequence combinations. High throughput methods of CRISPRi and CRISPRa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Zymergen Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Chaikind, Hendrik M. Van Rossum, Aaron Miller, Paul Perkovich, Shawn Szyjka, Kedar Patel
  • Publication number: 20210292774
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for editing the genome of a microbial host cell in successive rounds of transformation. The method allows the introduction of genetic edits into the genome of a microbial host cell in an iterative fashion that does not require the use of functional counterselection following at least one round of transformation. It can be used to rapidly stack genetic edits in the genome of a microbial host cell. Kits for performing the methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Stephen BLASKOWSKI, Sara da Luz Areosa CLETO, Cameron COATES, Aaron MILLER, Sharon NADEMANEE, Melissa NETWAL, Kedar PATEL, Shawn SZYJKA, Philip WEYMAN, Solomon Henry STONEBLOOM, Colin Scott MAXWELL, Elizabeth Lauren MEIER
  • Publication number: 20210285014
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for editing the genome of a microbial host cell in one or more rounds of transformation. The method allows the introduction of genetic edits into the genome of a microbial host cell in a pooled and/or iterative fashion that does not require the use of functional counterselection following at least one round of transformation. It can be used to rapidly stack genetic edits in the genome of a microbial host cell. Compositions and kits for performing the methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Stephen Blaskowski, Sara da Luz Areosa Cleto, Cameron Coates, Aaron Miller, Sharon Nademanee, Melissa Netwal, Kedar Patel, Shawn Szyjka, Philip Weyman, Solomon Henry Stonebloom, Colin Scott Maxwell, Elizabeth Lauren Meier
  • Publication number: 20210274968
    Abstract: A cooking appliance including an oven body having an interior compartment and a door panel for accessing the interior compartment, wherein the interior compartment is sized to receive a food product; a removable heated tray positionable within the interior compartment, wherein the heated tray includes a top tray surface and a first heating source positioned below the top tray surface; and a second heating source positioned within the interior compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Peter Alan Steiner, Jacob Daniel Smith, John Aaron Miller, Drew William Heidenreich
  • Publication number: 20210233523
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods are described herein for distributing syndicated content or content with one or more distribution restrictions. In one aspect, a method may include assigning a unique ID to a plurality of content items, where the unique ID of at least one of the content items is associated with one or more property distribution restrictions. The method may further include streaming in a video stream the content items to at least two properties and monitoring the unique IDs of the plurality of content items streamed in the video stream to detect least one content item associated with the one or more property distribution restrictions. The distribution of the least one content item associated with the one or more property distribution restrictions may be blocked from the one or more properties concurrently with streaming the video stream, based on the one or more property distribution restrictions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Benjamin Aaron Miller, Jason D. Justman, Lora Clark Bouchard, Michael Ellery Bouchard, Kevin James Cotlove, Mathew Keith Gitchell, Stacia Lynn Haisch, Jonathan David Kersten, Matthew Karl Marchio, Peter Arthur Pulliam, George Allen Smith, Todd Christopher Tibbetts
  • Patent number: 11066663
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods of joining three or more double-stranded (ds) or single-stranded (ss) DNA molecules of interest in vitro or in vivo. The method allows the joining of a large number of DNA fragments, in a deterministic fashion. It can be used to rapidly generate nucleic acid libraries that can be subsequently used in a variety of applications that include, for example, genome editing and pathway assembly. Kits for performing the method are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Zymergen Inc.
    Inventors: Erik Jedediah Dean, Kedar Patel, Aaron Miller, Kunal Mehta, Philip Weyman
  • Patent number: 11060203
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein describe a liner assembly including a plurality of individually separated gas passages. The liner assembly provides control of flow parameters, such as velocity, density, direction and spatial location, across a substrate being processed. The processing gas across the substrate being processed may be specially tailored for individual processes with a liner assembly according to the present embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Shu-Kwan Lau, Mehmet Tugrul Samir, Aaron Miller
  • Publication number: 20210210078
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices are described herein for placing secondary content into a break of unknown duration in a stream of primary content. In one aspect, the described techniques may include streaming a segment of primary content, for example, by a reduce capability client device, such as a mobile device or tablet. The device may receive information indicative of a break in the streaming of the primary content. The device may play secondary content based on receiving the information indicative of the break. The device may determine when a next segment of the primary content is available, and begin streaming the next segment of the primary content upon detecting that the second segment of the primary content is available.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventors: Benjamin Aaron Miller, Jason D. Justman, Lora Clark Bouchard, Michael Ellery Bouchard, Kevin James Cotlove, Mathew Keith Gitchell, Stacia Lynn Haisch, Jonathan David Kersten, Matthew Karl Marchio, Peter Arthur Pulliam, George Allen Smith, Todd Christopher Tibbetts
  • Patent number: D932822
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Spectrum Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: John Aaron Miller, Darek J. Koszylko, Claudia Del Conte