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).

  • Publication number: 20180243139
    Abstract: An absorbent composite includes a porous base layer, a core layer, and a superabsorbent laminate layer. The core layer has a fluff pulp layer and superabsorbent polymer particles. The core layer is disposed on the base layer. The superabsorbent laminate layer is disposed on the core layer. The base layer, the core layer, and the superabsorbent laminate layer are compressed together and embossed under heat and pressure to form a plurality of embossed depressions. The embossed depressions are arranged across a major surface area of the superabsorbent laminate layer. The embossed depressions extend through the composite from the superabsorbent laminate layer and into the core layer and the base layer. A thin, soft, and pliable absorbent composite suitable for a variety of applications including wound care is thereby provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Andrew J. Szypka, Blake Miller, Joel Geerken, Steve Lazenby
  • 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
  • Patent number: D821524
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: FUNBOY, LLC
    Inventors: Blake Miller Barrett, Maxwell Page Barrett
  • Patent number: D830487
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: FUNBOY, LLC
    Inventors: Blake Miller Barrett, Maxwell Page Barrett