Patents by Inventor Boyd Miller

Boyd 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: 20110080134
    Abstract: Within an apparatus (20), a power storage unit comprising a capacitive ceramic-based electrical energy storage unit (EESU) (100) is capable of supplying electrical energy to an electrical energy using element (30) such as a light, a display, an electrical or electronic component or circuit, a motor, or an electro-mechanical component. The EESU (100) power storage unit in the apparatus is rechargeable and an EESU charging interface (110) is capable of charging the EESU (100) with electrical energy from either an external power interface (114) or one or more on-board electrical energy sources (140).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Inventor: John Boyd Miller
  • Publication number: 20110074336
    Abstract: Within an apparatus (20), a capacitive, ceramic-based electrical energy storage unit (EESU) (100) is utilized for electrical power storage, on-board electrical energy generation (140) is capable of supplying electrical energy that can charge the EESU (100), and an external interface (130) is available through which electrical charge is transferred to or from the EESU (100).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2010
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Inventor: John Boyd Miller
  • Publication number: 20110057602
    Abstract: Within an apparatus (20), an electrical-energy-using element (electric element) (30) is capable of receiving power from a capacitive, ceramic-based electrical energy storage unit (EESU) (100). An EESU (100) power source within the apparatus is capable of being recharged via an on-board EESU charging interface (110) with energy from an on-board electrical energy source (140).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Inventor: John Boyd Miller
  • Publication number: 20110051404
    Abstract: Within an apparatus (20), an electrical-energy-using element (electric element) (30) is capable of receiving power from a capacitive, ceramic-based electrical energy storage unit (EESU) (100). An EESU (100) power source within the apparatus is capable of being recharged via an on-board EESU charging interface (110).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventor: JOHN BOYD MILLER
  • Publication number: 20110044032
    Abstract: Within an apparatus (20), the primary energy source for an electrical-energy-using element (electric element) (30) is a capacitive, ceramic-based electrical energy storage system (EESU) (100).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Inventor: JOHN BOYD MILLER
  • Publication number: 20060117580
    Abstract: In some embodiments, the invention provides a reciprocating saw including a reciprocatable spindle for supporting a saw blade for reciprocating sawing movement and a body housing a motor and a drive mechanism driven by the motor, the drive mechanism selectively driving the spindle, the body having a forward end supporting the spindle, and a battery connectable to the body and having a forward-most point and a lower surface spaced rearwardly from the forward-most point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2005
    Publication date: June 8, 2006
    Inventors: David Serdynski, Boyd Miller, Scott Bublitz, Troy Thorson, Thomas Bednar, David Griep
  • Publication number: 20060119318
    Abstract: A battery pack for powering a cordless power tool. The battery pack includes at least one battery cell operable to supply a discharge current, a switch operable to control the discharge current and a protection device to protect the switch. The protection device is positioned such that the device absorbs a current traveling in a direction opposite to that of the discharge current supplied from the battery cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2005
    Publication date: June 8, 2006
    Inventors: David Serdynski, Boyd Miller, Scott Bublitz, Troy Thorson, Thomas Bednar, David Griep, Nancy Uehlein-Proctor, Dennis Grzybowski, Jeffrey Holly, Jeffrey Hessenberger, Mark Kubale, Todd Johnson, Jonathan Lobert, Jay Rosenbecker
  • Publication number: 20060112570
    Abstract: A power tool including a body housing a motor and a drive mechanism driven by the motor, the drive mechanism being operable to drive a tool element, the body including a support portion, a battery electrically connectable with the motor such that the battery selectively supplies power to the motor, the battery including an adapter support portion connectable to the body support portion along an adapter attachment axis, one of the support portion of the body and the adapter support portion of the battery including a track and a ramp positioned along the track and angled with respect to the attachment axis, and an other of the support portion of the body and the adapter support portion of the battery including a protrusion engageable with the track to connect the battery to the body and engageable with the ramp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2005
    Publication date: June 1, 2006
    Inventors: David Serdynski, Boyd Miller, Scott Bublitz, Troy Thorson, Thomas Bednar, David Griep, Nancy Uehlein-Proctor, Dennis Grzybowski, Jeffrey Holly, Jeffrey Hessenberger, Mark Kubale, Todd Johnson, Jonathan Lobert, Jay Rosenbecker
  • Publication number: 20050188550
    Abstract: A power tool, such as a band saw, is provided and may include a housing having a first handle and a second handle, a motor, a first wheel, a second wheel and a battery supported by the housing and electrically connectable to the motor for powering the motor, the battery is at least partially positioned at least one of between the first handle and the second handle and between a first wheel axis of the first wheel and a second wheel axis of the second wheel. In some aspects, a power tool may include a battery support for supporting a battery, the battery support being formed separately from a housing of the band saw and being supportable by the housing. In other aspects, a band saw may be operable with at least a 26 Volt battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2005
    Publication date: September 1, 2005
    Inventors: Nancy Uehlein-Proctor, Dennis Grzybowski, Jeffrey Holly, Scott Bublitz, Boyd Miller