Patents by Inventor Andrew J. Miller

Andrew J. 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: 10527529
    Abstract: The invention provides methods for assessing one or more predetermined characteristics or properties of a microfluidic droplet within a microfluidic channel, and regulating one or more fluid flow rates within that channel to selectively alter the predetermined microdroplet characteristic or property using a feedback control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin J. Miller, Brian Hutchison, Andrew Wilson, Jonathan William Larson, Qun Zhong, Yevgeny Yurkovetsky, Darren Roy Link, Mark Weary
  • Patent number: 10520484
    Abstract: The embodiments herein relate generally to subterranean formation operations and, more particularly, to enhancing aging testing to characterize settling of particulates in treatment fluids for use in subterranean formation operations. The embodiments use a test cell apparatus comprising a test cell body having an open end for receiving a treatment fluid into an interior of the test cell body, the interior having a floating piston for separating the treatment fluid from a pressurization fluid; a sampling port extending from the open end and having a sample valve for receiving samples of the treatment fluid from the sampling port; a pressure input for pressurizing the interior; and a sealing assembly adapted to be inserted into the test cell body in contact with the interior to fluidly seal the open end and through which the sampling port extends, the sealing assembly comprising a retainable test cell cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Miller, Ketan Chimanlal Bhaidasna, Andrew David Vos
  • Patent number: 10516603
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for interfaces to manage inter-regional connectivity for direct network peerings. A system may include a connectivity coordinator, a first resource collection in a first geographical zone and a second resource collection in a second geographical zone. The coordinator implements a programmatic interface defining connectivity operations. The coordinator receives a request via the interface to establish a logically isolated network path to the second resource collection on behalf of a client that has a dedicated physical link set up to connect to the first resource collection. In response to the request, the coordinator performs one or more configuration operations to enable traffic to flow from the client's network to the second resource collection over a logically isolated network path using the dedicated physical link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew J. Doane, Kevin Christopher Miller, David B. Lennon
  • Patent number: 10494417
    Abstract: In one aspect, the invention relates to peptides comprising the Bcr-Abl coiled-coil oligomerization domain and an alpha helix stabilizing moiety, mutant forms thereof, truncated forms thereof, derivatives thereof, and related peptides, which are useful as inhibitors of the Bcr-Abl chimeric protein; pharmaceutical compositions comprising the compounds; and methods of treating hyperproliferative disorders associated with Bcr-Abl using the compounds and compositions. This abstract is intended as a scanning tool for purposes of searching in the particular art and is not intended to be limiting of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF UTAH RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Carol Lim, Benjamin J. Bruno, Geoffrey D. Miller, Andrew S. Dixon
  • Publication number: 20190344536
    Abstract: An item may be formed from structures that include holes. Stitching may be used to form a seam that joins the structures. The stitching may be formed from a chain stitch that passes through the holes. The holes may be formed from loops of knit fabric or other holes. Leather layers, polymer layers, fabric layers, and other structures with holes may be joined using the stitching. During fabrication, a layer of material with holes may be placed on an adjustable-shape fixture having a bed of needles. The shape of the bed of nails in the adjustable-shape fixture may then be changed. After the fixture has been used to transform the shape of one or more of the structures, the structures may be placed on needles in an assembly fixture and the stitching between the structures may be formed. The item may be an electronic device cover or other item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Sofiane Berlat, Aedhan M. Loomis, Peter F. Coxeter, Sarah J. Montplaisir, Timon A. Wright, Yohji Hamada, Patrick Perry, Chad J. Miller, Andrew L. Rosenberg, Daniel A. Podhajny, Daniel D. Sunshine, Jessica J. Lu, Lia M. Uesato, Donald L. Olmstead
  • Patent number: 10473056
    Abstract: A ferrous piston for gasoline powered engines having dimensions which achieve reduced mass and improved performance is provided. The piston crown has a thickness of less than 4 mm and includes valve pockets with an axial clearance between the valve pockets and an uppermost ring groove of less than 1.5 mm. The pin bosses have an axial thickness of less than 3.7% of a bore diameter, which is the largest outer diameter of the piston, measured between a pin bore and the crown at 1 mm from an inner face forming the pin bore. Each pin boss has a radial thickness of less than 3% of the bore diameter measured between the pin bore and a lower end of the pin boss. An undercrown surface presents a projected area of less than 45% of a total piston bore area, wherein the total piston bore area is ?BD2/4, BD being the bore diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Tenneco Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew J. Miller, Bruce Inwood, Marc Brandt
  • Patent number: 10467907
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for platoon initialization, redundant lane departure control, and redundant communication operation. A platooning initiation strategy requires continuous communication between vehicles for a more than a pre-defined duration, a demonstration of an operable brake light on the leading vehicle, and command control profile compatibility between the vehicles before allowing the vehicles to mutually platoon or to join an existing platoon. A set of computer readable labels visible to a Lane Departure System placed on a lead vehicle are used by a following vehicle when lane markings become invisible to sensors. A redundant brake lamp operable in a non-visible spectrum is provided for platooning. A specific brake lamp for use exclusively for platooning purposes may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC
    Inventors: Andrew J. Pilkington, T. Stephen Miller, Jr., Scott Szymczak, Michael K. Lesher, Adedapo A. Alabi
  • Patent number: 10426356
    Abstract: A method and system for communicating estimated blood loss parameters of a patient to a user, the method comprising: receiving data representative of an image, of a fluid receiver; automatically detecting a region within the image associated with a volume of fluid received at the fluid receiver, the volume of fluid including a blood component; calculating an estimated amount of the blood component present in the volume of fluid based upon a color parameter represented in the region, and determining a bias error associated with the estimated amount of the blood component; updating an analysis of an aggregate amount of the blood component and an aggregate bias error associated with blood loss of the patient, based upon the estimated amount of the blood component and the bias error; and providing information from the analysis of the aggregate amount of the blood component and the aggregate bias error, to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Gauss Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Siddarth Satish, Andrew T. Hosford, Kevin J. Miller, Milton McColl, Juan Carlos Aragon
  • Patent number: 10424060
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting, counting and analyzing the blood content of a surgical textile are provided, utilizing an infrared or depth camera in conjunction with a color image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Gauss Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Siddarth Satish, Kevin J. Miller, Andrew T. Hosford
  • Patent number: 10419287
    Abstract: Techniques are described for providing managed virtual computer networks that have a configured logical network topology with virtual networking devices, such as by a network-accessible configurable network service, with corresponding networking functionality provided for communications between multiple computing nodes of the virtual computer network by emulating functionality that would be provided by the virtual networking devices if they were physically present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Christopher Miller, Eric Jason Brandwine, Andrew J. Doane
  • Publication number: 20190277702
    Abstract: A thermo-mechanical resonating microbolometer has a graphene absorber suspended above a metallic silicon substrate to form a mechanical resonator. Microelectronic circuitry electrically connected to the graphene resonator and the metallic silicon substrate drives electronically the motion of the graphene absorber. Shifts in the mechanical resonant frequency of the graphene layer due to the absorption of incident radiation is measured electronically or using optical interferometry. A bolometer sensor array may be fabricated using such graphene microbolometer elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Benjamin J. Alemán, Andrew D. Blaikie, David J. Miller
  • Patent number: 10385603
    Abstract: A window positioning apparatus for a vehicle comprising a window panel, a frame in which the window panel is guided between a closed position closing a window opening in the frame and an open position opening the window opening, and a multi-stage telescoping screw actuator mechanism connected between the window panel and the frame, the actuator mechanism being extendible to move the window panel from its open position to its closed position and collapsible to move the window panel from its closed position to its open position. The multi-stage telescoping screw actuator mechanism includes a plurality of screw members of progressively decreasing diameter respectively telescopically disposed within a next adjacent screw member of larger diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Parker-Hannifin Corporation
    Inventors: William K. Fletcher, Christopher R. Vargas, Alexander M. Pankiw, Michael D. Bridges, Thomas J. Baric, Jeremiah K. Miller, Andrew C. McClelland, Daniel H. Craft
  • Publication number: 20190206261
    Abstract: Vehicle brake performance monitoring is provided. The braking capabilities are dynamically learned or otherwise calculated or determined in each vehicle and shared between the vehicles of the platoon. The platoon may be reorganized based on differences between the learned or otherwise calculated or determined relative braking capabilities. Desired gaps between the platooning vehicles may be modified in accordance with the learned or otherwise calculated or determined relative braking capabilities as necessary or desired. During every vehicle stop, the vehicle and axle loads together with information on the time from brake apply to when the vehicle decelerates is monitored and entered as a data point defining the vehicle response delay. The axle loads and the ABS Activation of a wheel end for a given pressure is further selectively used to create another data point. The data points are selectively used to develop overall performance (e.g., quality score) of the brake system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Scott Szymczak, Andrew J. Pilkington, Timothy Carritte, JR., T. Stephen Miller, JR., William P. Amato
  • Publication number: 20190206260
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for platoon initialization, redundant lane departure control, and redundant communication operation. A platooning initiation strategy requires continuous communication between vehicles for a more than a pre-defined duration, a demonstration of an operable brake light on the leading vehicle, and command control profile compatibility between the vehicles before allowing the vehicles to mutually platoon or to join an existing platoon. A set of computer readable labels visible to a Lane Departure System placed on a lead vehicle are used by a following vehicle when lane markings become invisible to sensors. A redundant brake lamp operable in a non-visible spectrum is provided for platooning. A specific brake lamp for use exclusively for platooning purposes may be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew J. Pilkington, T. Stephen Miller, JR., Scott Szymczak, Michael K. Lesher, Adedapo A. Alabi
  • Publication number: 20190204853
    Abstract: A platoon management control uses the GPS position of the rear of a lead vehicle. The lead vehicle deceleration demand is overlaid upon the position of the rear of the lead vehicle. The following vehicle uses its own GPS position along with the radar or vision system of the following vehicle to determine the rear of the lead vehicle. When a lead vehicle's deceleration signal is subtracted from the position of the rear of the forward vehicle as determined by the following vehicle, the deceleration profile must be within an acceptable window to be valid. Also, one or more local sensors on adjacent platooning vehicles are used to communicate encoding scheme selection information and also to communicate the deceleration command signals. This permits the following vehicle to decode the deceleration command signals using a decoding scheme corresponding to the encoding scheme indicated as being used by the leading vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: T. Stephen Miller, JR., Andrew J. Pilkington
  • Publication number: 20190194166
    Abstract: The invention is directed to substituted pyridine derivatives. Specifically, the invention is directed to compounds according to Formula (Iar): wherein Yar, X1ar, X2ar, R1ar, R2ar, R3ar, R4ar and R5ar are as defined herein; or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or prodrug thereof. The compounds of the invention are selective inhibitors of DNMT1 and can be useful in the treatment of cancer, pre-cancerous syndromes, beta hemoglobinopathy disorders, sickle cell disease, sickle cell anemia, and beta thalassemia, and diseases associated with DNMT1 inhibition. Accordingly, the invention is further directed to pharmaceutical compositions comprising a compound of the invention. The invention is still further directed to methods of inhibiting DNMT1 activity and treatment of disorders associated therewith using a compound of the invention or a pharmaceutical composition comprising a compound of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Nicholas David ADAMS, Andrew B. BENOWITZ, María Lourdes Rueda BENEDE, Karen Anderson EVANS, David T. FOSBENNER, Bryan Wayne KING, Mei LI, Juan Ignacio LUENGO, William Henry MILLER, Alexander Joseph REIF, Stuart Paul ROMERIL, Stanley J. SCHMIDT, Roger J. BUTLIN, Kristen M. GOLDBERG, Allan M. JORDAN, Christopher S. KERSHAW, Ali RAOOF, Bohdan WASZKOWYCS
  • Patent number: 10331137
    Abstract: A boat comprises a hull, a primary steering mechanism carried by the hull, a control station located on the hull, a helm located at the control station, and a thruster system carried by the hull. The primary steering mechanism, such as a rudder, is operable via the helm with a helm input being derived from operation of the primary steering mechanism thereby. The thruster system includes at least one thruster mounted to the hull, distinct from the primary steering mechanism, and a controller. The controller receives the helm input and is configured with program instructions to operate the at least one thruster responsive to the helm input to supplement a corresponding movement of the hull. The controller can also automatically operate the thruster responsive to direction, speed and ballast inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Correct Craft IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Eric J. Miller, William N. Snook, Adam C. Greer, Andrew O. Cochrum
  • Publication number: 20190181461
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates membrane-electrode assemblies and electrochemical cells and liquid flow batteries produced therefrom. The membrane-electrode assemblies include a first porous electrode; an ion permeable membrane, having a first major surface and an opposed second major surface; a first discontinuous transport protection layer disposed between the first porous electrode and the first major surface of the ion permeable membrane; and a first adhesive layer in contact with the first porous electrode and at least one of the first discontinuous transport protection layer and the ion permeable membrane. The first adhesive layer is disposed along the perimeter of the membrane-electrode assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Brian T. Weber, Brandon A. Bartling, Onur Sinan Yordem, Andrew T. Haug, John E. Abulu, Gregory M. Haugen, Kazuki Noda, Shunsuke Suzuki, Bharat R. Acharya, Daniel M. Pierpont, David J. Miller, Eric J. Iverson
  • Patent number: 10271646
    Abstract: An office desktop organizer system including a rigid, tubular section with a triangular cross-section joinable with more sections in series via a connector joint in between sections and end caps covering the opposite ends of the tubular sections. The connector joints may be straight or have a bend. Add on office implements, such as a storage shelf, a drawer, a pencil box, a tape dispenser, a bin, a phone dock, a note pad stand, a USB port, or an AC outlet power center, each having an overarching arm, are connectable to the tubular section by engaging the overarching arm thereto. Eyelets in the end caps and connector joints allow the tubular section to be mounted to a wall using a screw, push pins, tape, etc. where the screw or pin head fits into the eyelet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: AMAX INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Dennis Danville, Patrick Nolan, Noah Dingler, Andrew J. Miller, Michael A. Dotsey, Bryan Fitzgerald Allard
  • Patent number: 10247093
    Abstract: An assembly including a connecting rod, a bushing, and a locking pin capable of providing different compression ratios in an engine is provided. The bushing is disposed in a bore of the connecting rod. An outer surface of the bushing includes a pair of notches, and an inner surface of the connecting rod includes a corresponding notch for receiving the locking pin. The notches are spaced from one another by greater than 180° and by no more than 190°. The locking pin is movable in the notch, allowing the bushing to rotate from a low compression position to a high compression position, or vice versa. The bushing has a varying thickness, and thus a center axis of an opening of the bushing is closer to the shaft of the connecting rod body when the bushing is in the low compression orientation than in the high compression orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Tenneco Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew J. Miller, Bruce C. Inwood