Patents by Inventor Ben Miller

Ben 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: 11118766
    Abstract: Some fixture mounts include a body that is couplable to a structure, the body having an upper surface, a lower surface, and a peripheral surface that connects the upper and lower surfaces and defines one or more ledges, wherein the body is couplable to a fixture such that each of first and second protruding features of the fixture is received between one of the ledge(s) and the upper surface. In some fixture mounts, the protruding features are slidable along the ledge(s) above which they are received such that the fixture is rotatable relative to the body. In some fixture mounts, at least one of the ledge(s) is tapered such that, as a protruding feature of the fixture that is received above the ledge is moved toward the ledge, the fixture is urged toward the upper surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: LUCIFER LIGHTING COMPANY
    Inventors: Ryan Thompson, Eric Miller, Ben Karpen, Daniel Garcia, Chris Reed
  • Publication number: 20210278065
    Abstract: Some fixture mounts include a body that is couplable to a structure, the body having an upper surface, a lower surface, and a peripheral surface that connects the upper and lower surfaces and defines one or more ledges, wherein the body is couplable to a fixture such that each of first and second protruding features of the fixture is received between one of the ledge(s) and the upper surface. In some fixture mounts, the protruding features are slidable along the ledge(s) above which they are received such that the fixture is rotatable relative to the body. In some fixture mounts, at least one of the ledge(s) is tapered such that, as a protruding feature of the fixture that is received above the ledge is moved toward the ledge, the fixture is urged toward the upper surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: Lucifer Lighting Company
    Inventors: Ryan Thompson, Eric Miller, Ben Karpen, Daniel Garcia, Chris Reed
  • Patent number: 10819732
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for real-time threat assessment of system assets. The method includes automatically receiving a plurality of structured threat intelligence data entries and automatically accessing a mapping definition corresponding to a system asset subtype. The mapping definition is automatically compared against the data entries, and at least one of the data entries is automatically matched to the system asset subtype based on the comparison. A threat aptitude and resources number and a threat frequency number are automatically determined based at least in part on the at least one matched data entry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: James Michael Buggar, Ben Miller, Anne Marie Pudlo, Brittney Benzio, Neha Goel
  • Publication number: 20190385283
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to devices, systems, and methods of image pre-processing for object recognition. One method includes analyzing data about an image to determine one or more characteristics of the image that indicate whether one or more enhancements should be performed on the data, selecting one or more enhancements to consider applying to the data based on the one or more determined characteristics, analyzing the data to determine whether performing each of the selected enhancements will improve the image quality, determining which one or more enhancements to select to perform on the data based on the analysis of whether performing the selected enhancements will improve the image quality, and performing the selected enhancements on the data to improve the image quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Scott McCloskey, Michael Albright, Pedro Davalos, Ben Miller, Asongu Tambo
  • Patent number: 9693038
    Abstract: An imaging device has a light field imager and a processor. The light field imager includes a microlens array, and a light field sensor positioned proximate to the microlens array, having a plurality of pixels and recording light field data of an optical target from light passing through the microlens array. The processor is configured to: receive the light field data of the optical target from the light field sensor, estimate signal to noise ratio and depth of the optical target in the light field data, select a subset of sub-aperture images based on the signal to noise ratio and depth, combine the selected subset of sub-aperture images, and perform image analysis on the combined subset of sub-aperture images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott McCloskey, Ben Miller
  • Patent number: 9623881
    Abstract: A valve interlock system for a railcar including a valve stem locking subsystem that includes a coupling device rotatably coupled to the valve stem. The coupling device is substantially stationary in the longitudinal direction and rotatably translatable about a longitudinal axis and defines an engagement slot thereon. The subsystem also includes a stationary support member extending toward the coupling device in a transverse direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction and includes a locking member that is transversely translatable and complimentary with the engagement slot. The subsystem also includes a biasing device coupled to the locking member that increases an engagement bias as the locking member is transversely translated away from the engagement slot. The subsystem further includes a valve operator assembly that includes a longitudinally and rotatably translatable body configured to regulate the slot engagement bias as a function of a longitudinal position of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: American Railcar Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Bertram, Ben Miller, Justin Dobsch, Roger Dalske
  • Publication number: 20160364491
    Abstract: When a user conducts a search for content using one or more of the many search engines known in the art, embodiments of the present invention may receive results returned to the user's browser by the search engine, and may then proceed to filter, organize, modify, or enhance those results and/or their presentation by performing various editing and/or presentation operations on the search results, based on information relating to the user's prior interactions with the search results and the user's interests and preferences. Search results may also be modulated based on information about the way other users have responded to or interacted with each of the search results in the past.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Inventors: Alain J. Cohen, Marc A. Cohen, Alberto Morales, Ben Miller
  • Publication number: 20160316190
    Abstract: An imaging device has a light field imager and a processor. The light field imager includes a microlens array, and a light field sensor positioned proximate to the microlens array, having a plurality of pixels and recording light field data of an optical target from light passing through the microlens array. The processor is configured to: receive the light field data of the optical target from the light field sensor, estimate signal to noise ratio and depth of the optical target in the light field data, select a subset of sub-aperture images based on the signal to noise ratio and depth, combine the selected subset of sub-aperture images, and perform image analysis on the combined subset of sub-aperture images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: Scott McCloskey, Ben Miller
  • Patent number: 9262668
    Abstract: A method and system for automatic face recognition. A primary and a plurality of secondary video cameras can be provided to monitor a detection area. The primary video camera can detect people present in the detection zone. Data can be then transmitted to a prioritizor module that produces a prioritized list of detected people. The plurality of secondary video cameras then captures a high-resolution image of the faces of the people present in the detection area according to the prioritized list provided by the prioritizor module. The high-resolution images can be then provided to a face recognition module, which is used to identify the people present in the detection area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Saad J. Bedros, Ben Miller, Michael Janssen
  • Patent number: 9098919
    Abstract: Devices, methods, and systems for detecting motion in a high resolution video are described herein. One method includes dividing an image frame of a high resolution video into a number of blocks, determining whether motion is present in each of the blocks, and identifying, within each block in which motion is determined to be present, pixels in which motion is present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Yadhunandan U S, Gurumurthy Swaminathan, Ben A. Miller
  • Patent number: 9015201
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods of performing feature detection on a set of multimedia files are disclosed. One method of organization includes identifying a feature from each multimedia file within the set of multimedia files wherein each file has one feature, organizing the features based on their similarities wherein similar features are grouped based upon a proximity in a feature space and a representative feature is identified for each group, receiving a detection model having one or more detection criteria the detection model having previously been trained for detection using the organized features, and using the representative features to apply the detection model in a decreasing order of detection probability in order to detect the files satisfying the detection criteria within the set of multimedia files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Scott McCloskey, Ben A. Miller
  • Publication number: 20150090150
    Abstract: A valve interlock system for a railcar including a valve stem locking subsystem that includes a coupling device rotatably coupled to the valve stem. The coupling device is substantially stationary in the longitudinal direction and rotatably translatable about a longitudinal axis and defines an engagement slot thereon. The subsystem also includes a stationary support member extending toward the coupling device in a transverse direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction and includes a locking member that is transversely translatable and complimentary with the engagement slot. The subsystem also includes a biasing device coupled to the locking member that increases an engagement bias as the locking member is transversely translated away from the engagement slot. The subsystem further includes a valve operator assembly that includes a longitudinally and rotatably translatable body configured to regulate the slot engagement bias as a function of a longitudinal position of the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Gregory Bertram, Ben Miller, Justin Dobsch, Roger Dalske
  • Patent number: 8929588
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and systems for object tracking are described herein. One or more method embodiments include receiving an initial set of track points associated with a trajectory of an object, compressing the initial set of track points into a plurality of track segments, each track segment having a start track point and an end track point, and storing the plurality of track segments to represent the trajectory of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Yadhunandan Ullam Subbaraya, Mahesh Kumar Gellaboina, Ben A Miller, MaryRosaline Mariappan, Dinesh Ramegowda, Gurumurthy Swaminathan
  • Patent number: 8861802
    Abstract: Methods, machine-readable media, and devices for face image prioritization based on face quality analysis are described herein. For example, one or more embodiments include detecting a facial image in an image that has been acquired by a camera that monitors a scene, passing the facial image through a number of quality analysis filters that include a number of quality analysis factors, wherein processing complexity associated with the number of quality analysis factors increases consecutively, and submitting the facial image to a facial recognition program upon a determination that the facial image has passed the number of quality analysis filters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Saad J. Bedros, Pedro Davalos, Ben Miller
  • Publication number: 20140098999
    Abstract: Devices, methods, and systems for detecting motion in a high resolution video are described herein. One method includes dividing an image frame of a high resolution video into a number of blocks, determining whether motion is present in each of the blocks, and identifying, within each block in which motion is determined to be present, pixels in which motion is present.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Yadhunandan U S, Gurumurthy Swaminathan, Ben A. Miller
  • Patent number: 8666114
    Abstract: An apparatus includes at least one memory unit and at least one processing unit. The memory unit is configured to receive and store information associated with a particular geographical region. The processing unit configured to execute a computer program for discretizing an image of the geographical region into a plurality of sub-regions. Using these sub-regions, the processing unit may generate a graph comprising a plurality of nodes and a plurality of edges in which the nodes comprise the sub-regions. The processing unit may also geospatially partition an image of the geographical region according to the information that is associated with each of the sub-regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Kirk Schloegel, Valerie Guralnik, Scott McCloskey, Ben Miller
  • Patent number: 8634601
    Abstract: Various embodiments illustrated and described herein include at least one of systems, methods, and software that utilizes imagery from a single high-resolution camera to capture images, locate individuals, and provide images to a facial recognition process. Some embodiments also include prioritization and filtering that choose which captured images from a stream of images to process and when to process them when there are many images to be processed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Saad J. Bedros, Ben A. Miller
  • Publication number: 20130282721
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods of performing feature detection on a set of multimedia files are disclosed. One method of organization includes identifying a feature from each multimedia file within the set of multimedia files wherein each file has one feature, organizing the features based on their similarities wherein similar features are grouped based upon a proximity in a feature space and a representative feature is identified for each group, receiving a detection model having one or more detection criteria the detection model having previously been trained for detection using the organized features, and using the representative features to apply the detection model in a decreasing order of detection probability in order to detect the files satisfying the detection criteria within the set of multimedia files.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Scott McCloskey, Ben A. Miller
  • Publication number: 20130243268
    Abstract: Methods, machine-readable media, and devices for face image prioritization based on face quality analysis are described herein. For example, one or more embodiments include detecting a facial image in an image that has been acquired by a camera that monitors a scene, passing the facial image through a number of quality analysis filters that include a number of quality analysis factors, wherein processing complexity associated with the number of quality analysis factors increases consecutively, and submitting the facial image to a facial recognition program upon a determination that the facial image has passed the number of quality analysis filters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Saad J. Bedros, Pedro Davalos, Ben Miller
  • Publication number: 20130142438
    Abstract: An apparatus includes at least one memory unit and at least one processing unit. The memory unit is configured to receive and store information associated with a particular geographical region. The processing unit configured to execute a computer program for discretizing an image of the geographical region into a plurality of sub-regions. Using these sub-regions, the processing unit may generate a graph comprising a plurality of nodes and a plurality of edges in which the nodes comprise the sub-regions. The processing unit may also geospatially partition an image of the geographical region according to the information that is associated with each of the sub-regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Kirk Schloegel, Valerie Guralnik, Scott McCloskey, Ben Miller