Patents by Inventor Blake Miller

Blake 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: 9118603
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for managing a user's ability to access content on the Internet involves a reporting and control server, an Internet Access Control (IAC) device, the IAC device including at least one light to indicate when at least one disallowed event has occurred, and a reset component which, for the at least one light to be reset, must be coupled to the IAC device. The method involves receiving a web address, determining whether a requested Domain Name System (DNS) server is an acceptable DNS server, determining whether an IP address provided by the acceptable DNS server is a redirect IP address and, if so, indicating an objectionable content event has occurred by changing a state of at least one light on the IAC device, sending information so that a reporting and control server can transmit a reset, receiving the reset, and resetting the at least one light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Inventor: Edward Blake Miller
  • Publication number: 20140258528
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for managing a user's ability to access content on the Internet involves a reporting and control server, an Internet Access Control (IAC) device, the IAC device including at least one light to indicate when at least one disallowed event has occurred, and a reset component which, for the at least one light to be reset, must be coupled to the IAC device. The method involves receiving a web address, determining whether a requested Domain Name System (DNS) server is an acceptable DNS server, determining whether an IP address provided by the acceptable DNS server is a redirect IP address and, if so, indicating an objectionable content event has occurred by changing a state of at least one light on the IAC device, sending information so that a reporting and control server can transmit a reset, receiving the reset, and resetting the at least one light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: Edward Blake MILLER
  • Publication number: 20110004272
    Abstract: In one aspect, the invention provides vision prosthesis systems. Exemplary vision prosthesis systems of the invention comprise a light energy generator operably connected to a wearable head piece comprising a device for directing light energy produced by the light energy generator onto a mammalian retina, wherein the light energy generator is tuned to emit light energy of sufficient power to modulate neural activity in the retina. In another aspect, the invention provides methods for irradiating neurons in the retina of the mammalian eye by directing light energy produced by a light energy generator onto a mammalian retina. The methods of the invention may be used to directly modulate the activity of retinal neurons or to introduce molecules into retinal cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2007
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Applicant: WASHINGTON, UNIVERSITY OF
    Inventors: Eric J. Seibel, Thomas A. Reh, Blake Miller
  • Patent number: 7311723
    Abstract: In one aspect, the invention provides vision prosthesis systems. Exemplary vision prosthesis systems of the invention comprise a light energy generator operably connected to a wearable head piece comprising a device for directing light energy produced by the light energy generator onto a mammalian retina, wherein the light energy generator is tuned to emit light energy of sufficient power to modulate neural activity in the retina. In another aspect, the invention provides methods for irradiating neurons in the retina of the mammalian eye by directing light energy produced by a light energy generator onto a mammalian retina. The methods of the invention may be used to directly modulate the activity of retinal neurons or to introduce molecules into retinal cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Assignee: University of Washington
    Inventors: Eric J. Seibel, Thomas A. Reh, Blake Miller
  • Publication number: 20050015120
    Abstract: In one aspect, the invention provides vision prosthesis systems. Exemplary vision prosthesis systems of the invention comprise a light energy generator operably connected to a wearable head piece comprising a device for directing light energy produced by the light energy generator onto a mammalian retina, wherein the light energy generator is tuned to emit light energy of sufficient power to modulate neural activity in the retina. In another aspect, the invention provides methods for irradiating neurons in the retina of the mammalian eye by directing light energy produced by a light energy generator onto a mammalian retina. The methods of the invention may be used to directly modulate the activity of retinal neurons or to introduce molecules into retinal cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2004
    Publication date: January 20, 2005
    Inventors: Eric Seibel, Thomas Reh, Blake Miller