Patents by Inventor Alan Miller

Alan 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).

  • Patent number: 11148824
    Abstract: A fuel system for an aircraft includes a fuel source and a fuel oxygen reduction unit defining a liquid fuel supply path, a stripping gas supply path, a liquid fuel outlet path, and a stripping gas return path, wherein the stripping gas return path and stripping gas supply path are each in airflow communication with the fuel source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Daniel Alan Niergarth, Brandon Wayne Miller
  • Patent number: 11143104
    Abstract: A method of operating a thermal management system for a gas turbine engine includes determining the gas turbine engine is in a first operating mode; transferring heat from a first heat source exchanger to a heat sink system in response to determining the gas turbine engine is in the first operation mode, the first heat source exchanger thermally coupled to a first system/component of the gas turbine engine; determining the gas turbine engine is in a second operating mode, the second operating mode being different than the first operating mode; and transferring heat from a second heat source exchanger to the heat sink system in response to determining the gas turbine engine is in the second operation mode, the second heat source exchanger thermally coupled to a second system/component of the gas turbine engine, the second system/component being different than the first system/component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Kishanjit Pal, Arnab Sen, Pranav R. Kamat, Brandon Wayne Miller, Daniel Alan Niergarth
  • Patent number: 11131256
    Abstract: A fuel oxygen conversion unit includes a contactor defining a liquid fuel inlet, a stripping gas inlet and a fuel/gas mixture outlet. The fuel oxygen conversion unit also includes a fuel/gas separator defining a fuel/gas mixture inlet in flow communication with the fuel/gas mixture outlet of the contactor, an axial direction, and a radial direction. The fuel/gas separator includes a separator assembly including a core including a gas-permeable section extending along the axial direction and defining a maximum diameter, the maximum diameter of the gas-permeable section being substantially constant along the axial direction; and a stationary casing, the fuel/gas separator defining a fuel/gas chamber in fluid communication with the fuel/gas mixture inlet at a location inward of the stationary casing and outward of the gas-permeable section of the separator assembly along the radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Ethan Patrick O'Connor, Daniel Alan Niergarth, Brandon Wayne Miller, Richard Alan Wesling
  • Patent number: 11123532
    Abstract: A microsensor and method of manufacture for a microsensor, comprising an array of filaments, wherein each filament of the array of filaments comprises a substrate and a conductive layer coupled to the substrate and configured to facilitate analyte detection. Each filament of the array of filaments can further comprise an insulating layer configured to isolate regions defined by the conductive layer for analyte detection, a sensing layer coupled to the conductive layer, configured to enable transduction of an ionic concentration to an electronic voltage, and a selective coating coupled to the sensing layer, configured to facilitate detection of specific target analytes/ions. The microsensor facilitates detection of at least one analyte present in a body fluid of a user interfacing with the microsensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: ONE DROP BIOSENSOR TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Ashwin Pushpala, Alan Szmodis, Matthew Chapman, Weldon Hall, Scott Miller, Hooman Hafezi
  • Patent number: 11125165
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine includes a turbomachine and a thermal management system. The thermal management system includes a heat source heat exchanger configured to collect heat from the turbomachine during operation; a heat sink heat exchanger; and a thermal transport bus having a heat exchange fluid configured to flow therethrough at a pressure within an operational pressure range. The thermal management system defines an operational temperature range for the heat exchange fluid, the operational temperature range having a lower temperature limit less than about zero degrees Fahrenheit at a pressure within the operational pressure range and an upper temperature limit of at least about 1000 degrees Fahrenheit at a pressure within the operational pressure range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Daniel Alan Niergarth, Adon Delgado, Jr., Brandon Wayne Miller, Hendrik Pieter Jacobus de Bock
  • Publication number: 20210288570
    Abstract: A linear electromagnetic machine includes a stator, a translator, and a bearing system. The bearing system maintains alignment against lateral displacement of the translator relative to the stator, as the translator reciprocates axially. More particularly, the bearing system maintains a motor air gap between the stator and a magnetic section of the translator. The stator includes a plurality of stator teeth and windings, which form a plurality of phases. The stator teeth and windings are arranged using a hoop stack with spines to form a stator bore and define the motor air gap. The bearing system can include bearing housings that are configured to form a bearing interface with a surface of the translator. The bearing interface can include a contact bearing or a non-contact bearing, such as a gas bearing. Current is controlled in the phases to convert between electrical energy and kinetic energy of the translator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: John Lawler, John Powers, Scott Coakley, Alan Crapo, David DeGraaff, Christopher David Gadda, Andrew Hancock, Shannon Miller, Samuel Sherman, Matthew Svrcek, Kevin Walters
  • 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
  • Patent number: 11110338
    Abstract: Presented is one embodiment of a telemark-capable ski binding system which combines the conventional tech style toe piece or front coupling with a telemark tension assembly (110) that provides the necessary rotational resistance to a ski boot (300) but still allows the ski boot heel to be raised for a telemark style turn upon descent. Telemark tension assembly (110) can be adjusted to alter the engagement of telemark tension assembly (110) according to user preference and conditions for descent. Telemark tension assembly (110) can also be loosened to the point that adjustable restraint (112) can be rotated forward and rest unengaged in front of ski boot (300) for free rotation in toe coupling (100) during ascent or touring. This embodiment provides a lightweight telemark ski binding system that has improved resistance to undesirable snow gathering. Other embodiments are described that have adjustability features and alpine descent mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventor: Thomas Alan Miller
  • Patent number: 11097850
    Abstract: A propulsion system for an aircraft includes an electric propulsion engine configured to be mounted to the aircraft at an aft end of the aircraft. The electric propulsion engine includes a power gearbox mechanically coupled to an electric motor. The electric propulsion engine further includes a fan rotatable about a central axis of the electric propulsion engine by the electric motor through the power gearbox. Moreover, the electric propulsion engine includes an attachment assembly for mounting at least one of the electric motor or the power gearbox. The attachment assembly includes a torsional damper for accommodating a torsional vibration of the electric motor or the power gearbox.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Daniel Alan Niergarth, Randy M. Vondrell, Brandon Wayne Miller, Patrick Michael Marrinan
  • Patent number: 11097849
    Abstract: A method for operating an electric fan of an aircraft propulsion system includes driving a plurality of fan blades of the electric fan with an electric machine to generate thrust for the aircraft; and driving the electric machine with the plurality of fan blades of the electric fan to generate electrical power subsequent to driving the plurality of fan blades of the electric fan with the electric machine to generate thrust for the aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Nikolai N. Pastouchenko, Randy M. Vondrell, Kurt David Murrow, Jixian Yao, Brandon Wayne Miller, Patrick Michael Marrinan, Daniel Alan Niergarth, Narendra Digamber Joshi
  • Patent number: 11059833
    Abstract: Described herein are compounds of Formula I, wherein R1, R2, and R3 are defined herein, their use as branched-chain alpha keto acid dehydrogenase kinase inhibitors, pharmaceutical compositions containing such inhibitors and the use of such inhibitors to treat, for example, diabetes, NASH and heart failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Pfizer Inc.
    Inventors: Samit Kumar Bhattacharya, Leanne Marie Buzon, Kevin James Filipski, David Andrew Griffith, Bethany Lyn Kormos, Luis Angel Martinez-Alsina, Russell Alan Miller, Matthew Richard Reese, Rachel Jane Roth Flach, Yuan Zhang
  • Patent number: 11041227
    Abstract: A process for recovering gold from a gold-containing raw material, comprising leaching the gold-containing material with an aqueous solution comprising elemental bromine and bromide source to form a pregnant leach solution with the gold dissolved therein; separating said pregnant leach solution from the gold-depleted raw material, removing elemental bromine from said pregnant leach solution, extracting the gold from the pregnant leach solution in an acidic environment into an organic extractant, to form a gold-loaded extract and bromide-containing raffinate, stripping the extract with an alkaline aqueous solution to form a gold-bearing aqueous solution, generating gold (Au0) and treating bromide-containing stream(s) to produce recyclable elemental bromine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignees: BROMINE COMPOUNDS LTD, TENOVA ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES LTD
    Inventors: Keren Larmour-Ship, Tal Fabian, Alan Miller, Sharon Krumbein Rubin, Elizabeta Shandalov, Mira Bergstein Freiberg
  • Publication number: 20210127711
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of producing ensiled plant materials using the anaerobic bacterium Megasphaera elsdenii and ensiled plant materials thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: James Scott DROUILLARD, Kevin Alan MILLER, Celine Caroline APERCE, Taylor Marie HORNE, Tara Jo ELLERMAN, Gina Rae HERREN
  • Publication number: 20210087191
    Abstract: The invention relates to substituted 3-isobutyl-9,10-dimethoxy-1,3,4,6,7,11b-hexahydro-2H-pyrido[2,1-a]isoquinolin-2-ol compounds, their synthesis, pharmaceutical compositions containing them, and methods of using them in the treatment of disorders benefiting from inhibition of vesicular monoamine transporter 2 (VMAT2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Dave Alan MILLER, Daniel J. ELLENBERGER, Esmir GUNIC, Jean-Luc GIRARDET, Angela SPANGENBERG
  • Publication number: 20210087204
    Abstract: Described herein are compounds of Formula I, wherein R1, R2, and R3 are defined herein, their use as branched-chain alpha keto acid dehydrogenase kinase inhibitors, pharmaceutical compositions containing such inhibitors and the use of such inhibitors to treat, for example, diabetes, NASH and heart failure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: Pfizer Inc.
    Inventors: Samit Kumar Bhattacharya, Leanne Marie Buzon, Kevin James Filipski, David Andrew Griffith, Bethany Lyn Kormos, Luis Angel Martinez-Alsina, Russell Alan Miller, Matthew Richard Reese, Rachel Jane Roth Flach, Yuan Zhang
  • Publication number: 20210024536
    Abstract: Described herein are compounds of Formula I, wherein R1, R2, and R3 are defined herein, their use as branched-chain alpha keto acid dehydrogenase kinase inhibitors, pharmaceutical compositions containing such inhibitors and the use of such inhibitors to treat, for example, diabetes, NASH and heart failure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: Pfizer Inc.
    Inventors: Samit Kumar Bhattacharya, Leanne Marie Buzon, Kevin James Filipski, David Andrew Griffith, Bethany Lyn Kormos, Luis Angel Martinez-Alsina, Russell Alan Miller, Matthew Richard Reese, Rachel Jane Roth Flach, Yuan Zhang
  • Patent number: 10893791
    Abstract: A dishwasher includes a tub at least partially defining a treating chamber with an access opening, a sump fluidly coupled to the treating chamber, at least one sprayer emitting liquid into the treating chamber, a pump, a conduit fluidly coupling the sump to the pump and the pump to the at least one sprayer, thereby defining a recirculation circuit through which the liquid sprayed into the treating chamber collects in the sump and is pumped back to the at least one sprayer, a filter assembly provided in the sump and having a filter through which at least a portion of the liquid passes, and an insert sleeve at least partially located within the filter assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Antony Mark Rappette, John Alan Miller, Todd Michael Jozwiak
  • Patent number: 10810931
    Abstract: A discrete LED display control includes a method of scaling the brightness of frames of an image according to corresponding electrical current requirements. The method includes opening an electronic file containing a frame of an image to be shown on the display and measuring a commanded brightness for each pixel of the frame of the image. Brightness values of the commanded brightnesses are summed and converted to corresponding current values. The corresponding current values are adjusted to arrive at a total estimated current for the frame of the image. If the total estimated current exceeds a current limit of the display, the brightness value of each pixel is scaled to a final brightness value. The final brightness value corresponds to an adjusted current that is within the current limit. The adjusted current that corresponds to the final brightness value is sent to the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Joshua Alan Miller, William Anthony Hoyt
  • Publication number: 20200297946
    Abstract: A device for inhaling an active agent is provided that can be moved from a first configuration to a second configuration. The device comprises two flexible substrates and a membrane located between the two flexible substrates, and the two flexible substrates being connected at two opposing edges and unconnected at two further opposing edges. An active agent provided on the membrane may be inhaled by a user when the device is in the second configuration. A method of using the device is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Donald SMITH, Gregor John McLennan ANDERSON, Lisa Charleston MCMYN, Alan Miller SUTTIE
  • Patent number: 10768210
    Abstract: A device for detecting stray electrical currents in fluid mediums comprises at least two probes for partially disposing in a fluid medium and a control unit. The control unit comprises at least one analog-to-digital signal converter in electrical communication with at least one of the probes, at least one audio-visual alarm, and a processor operably coupled to the at least one converter and to the at least one audio-visual alarm. The processor is operable to measure an electrical potential difference between the two probes, to analyze a plurality of the measurements to determine whether a predetermined frequency is present, and to transmit an alert signal to the audio-visual alarm if the predetermined frequency is present. Advantageously, by monitoring for the frequency, the device more consistently and more reliably detects the presence of stray alternating currents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Marine Co. Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Bruce Fitzgerald, Arnar Thors, Roger Alan Miller, John David Cook, Daniel James Myers