Patents by Inventor Brian Miller

Brian 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: 11914332
    Abstract: Systems and methods for adaptively tuning a Proportional, Integral and Derivative (PID) controller in a zero order industrial process are provided. A method and system can involve receiving input data at one or more inputs of the PID controller and generating output data at one or more outputs of the PID controller in response to processing the input data. Error(s) associated with the controller are determined based on an analysis of a measured parameter with respect to a desired setpoint. The measured parameter may be indicated in the output data. Adaptive gain may be applied to the PID controller in response to the absolute value of the controller error both exceeding a deadband and increasing. Additionally, normal gain, which is lower than the adaptive gain, may be applied to the PID controller in response to the absolute value of the controller error either being below the deadband or decreasing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Systems USA, Inc.
    Inventors: William Brian Piercy, Randy Marvin Miller
  • Publication number: 20230338405
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems for treating a subject with a pulmonary infection, for example, a nontuberculous mycobacterial pulmonary infection, a Burkholderia pulmonary infection, a pulmonary infection associated with bronchiectasis, or a Pseudomonas pulmonary infection. The system includes a pharmaceutical formulation comprising a liposomal aminoglycoside dispersion, and the lipid component of the liposomes consist essentially of electrically neutral lipids. The system also includes a nebulizer which generates an aerosol of the pharmaceutical formulation at a rate greater than about 0.53 gram per minute. The aerosol is delivered to the subject via inhalation for the treatment of the pulmonary infection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2023
    Publication date: October 26, 2023
    Inventors: Walter PERKINS, Vladimir MALININ, Xingong LI, Brian MILLER, Dominique SEIDEL, Philipp HOLZMANN, Harald SCHULZ, Michael HAHN
  • Patent number: 11687999
    Abstract: A rental self-service (“RSS”) computer system, including a processor and a memory, is provided. The processor is programmed to: (i) verify that a policyholder is eligible to receive a replacement rental; (ii) transmit a customized link to the eligible policyholder; (iii) receive an access request for access of a rental self-service portal, (iv) retrieve policyholder data using information extracted from the customized link; (v) pre-populate a portion of a searchable interface of the rental self-service portal using the retrieved policyholder data; (vi) cause rental vehicle data to be displayed to enable the policyholder to view available rental options and select a vehicle class; (vii) calculate a policyholder cost for renting a selected vehicle class; and (viii) cause to be displayed on the user device (a) the calculated policyholder cost and (b) an option to confirm the rental reservation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Josh Schumann, Itobore Odje, Cagatay Azkin, Scott Vermeyen, Kevin Lenz, Norma Musciotto, Denise Ferguson, Brian Miller, Chris Sharp, Andrea Foster, Ivan Hall, Tracey Herring, Steve Stought, Sanjay Sen, Matt Ackers, Tarikere Yunus Zareena Parveen, Michelle Adler, Eric Brown, Billy Simonovich, Jose Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 11621746
    Abstract: An analog tamper-detection apparatus (ATAMP) for onboard analysis of a target device includes a plurality of antennas, each antenna of the plurality of antennas disposed within the target device and being electrically isolated from components of the target device. The ATAMP device further includes radio frequency (RF) front-end (RFFE) transmitter circuitry coupled to the plurality of antennas, the RFFE transmitter circuitry configured to illuminate the target device with a plurality of electromagnetic signals emitted via the plurality of antennas, to generate a plurality of mixed RF signals. The ATAMP device further includes RFFE receiver circuitry configured to receive emissions from the target device based on the mixed RF signals, and processing circuitry configured to perform subsequent analysis and evaluation of the target device based on the received emissions. The processing circuitry further generates a notification of the subsequent analysis and evaluation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: Raytheon BBN Technologies Corp.
    Inventors: Tyler Shake, John Dishon, John-Francis Mergen, Zachary Leuschner, Thomas Wilkerson, David Brian Miller, Ronald Buikema
  • Publication number: 20230025716
    Abstract: A method and system for reducing triggering of throughput penalties imposed on a group of users by a software-as-a-service (SaaS) server due to Application Programming Interface (API) calls exceeding limits of the SaaS server. The approaches include intercepting requests to the SaaS server from a user group and monitoring both a rate of API calls for the requests and a rate of API events generated by forwarding the API calls to the SaaS server, intercepting the SaaS server's responses, where some of the responses indicate a throughput penalty imposed by the server, identifying one or more power users from the user group based on the rate of generated notifications, and throttling the rate of the API calls for the requests submitted by the identified power users of the user group to the SaaS server in accordance with an API call throttle limit, thus reducing triggering of the throughput penalty.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2022
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Applicant: NetSkope, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian MILLER, Chandrasekaran RAJAGOPALAN
  • Publication number: 20220389184
    Abstract: An ink composition includes a polymeric binder having an addition copolymer and a ketone aldehyde resin. The addition copolymer is chosen from acrylic resins, vinyl resins including copolymers of vinyl chloride and vinyl acetate, and mixtures and combinations thereof. The ink composition further includes a liquid carrier with at least one organic solvent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Inventors: Richard K. Williams, Brian Miller, Frederick F. Tady, Suzanne M. Bloom
  • Patent number: 11463362
    Abstract: A method and system for reducing triggering of throughput penalties imposed on a group of users by a software-as-a-service (SaaS) server due to Application Programming Interface (API) calls exceeding limits of the SaaS server is disclosed. The approaches include actions of intercepting requests to the SaaS server from a user group and monitoring both a rate of API calls for the requests and a rate of API events generated by forwarding the API calls to the SaaS server, intercepting the SaaS server's responses, where some of the responses indicate a throughput penalty imposed by the server, inferring load conditions of the SaaS server by analyzing the varying rate of API events against the responses with imposition of throughput penalty and setting an API call throttle limit dynamically adaptive to the inferred load conditions, then throttling the rate of the API calls for the group's requests according to the throttle limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: NetSkope, Inc.
    Inventors: Chandrasekaran Rajagopalan, Brian Miller
  • Publication number: 20220247686
    Abstract: A method and system for reducing triggering of throughput penalties imposed on a group of users by a software-as-a-service (SaaS) server due to Application Programming Interface (API) calls exceeding limits of the SaaS server is disclosed. The approaches include actions of intercepting requests to the SaaS server from a user group and monitoring both a rate of API calls for the requests and a rate of API events generated by forwarding the API calls to the SaaS server, intercepting the SaaS server's responses, where some of the responses indicate a throughput penalty imposed by the server, inferring load conditions of the SaaS server by analyzing the varying rate of API events against the responses with imposition of throughput penalty and setting an API call throttle limit dynamically adaptive to the inferred load conditions, then throttling the rate of the API calls for the group's requests according to the throttle limit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: NetSkope, Inc.
    Inventors: Chandrasekaran RAJAGOPALAN, Brian MILLER
  • Publication number: 20220227167
    Abstract: A system for adjusting the compliance of a wheel is provided. In one embodiment, wheel segments are adjusted, causing the stiffness of the wheel to change. Such adjustments can be made while the wheel is rotating, allowing the wheel compliance to be changed while a vehicle is in motion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2022
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Applicant: MillenWorks
    Inventors: Eric Anderfaas, Brian Miller, Dean Banks, Jon Charland, David Clemens, Chris Culbertson, Peter LeNoach, Jared Trauernicht
  • Publication number: 20220216899
    Abstract: An analog tamper-detection apparatus (ATAMP) for onboard analysis of a target device includes a plurality of antennas, each antenna of the plurality of antennas disposed within the target device and being electrically isolated from components of the target device. The ATAMP device further includes radio frequency (RF) front-end (RFFE) transmitter circuitry coupled to the plurality of antennas, the RFFE transmitter circuitry configured to illuminate the target device with a plurality of electromagnetic signals emitted via the plurality of antennas, to generate a plurality of mixed RF signals. The ATAMP device further includes RFFE receiver circuitry configured to receive emissions from the target device based on the mixed RF signals, and processing circuitry configured to perform subsequent analysis and evaluation of the target device based on the received emissions. The processing circuitry further generates a notification of the subsequent analysis and evaluation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2021
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Inventors: Tyler Shake, John Dishon, John-Francis Mergen, Zachary Leuschner, Thomas Wilkerson, David Brian Miller, Ronald Buikema
  • Patent number: 11318782
    Abstract: A system for adjusting the compliance of a wheel is provided. In one embodiment, wheel segments are adjusted, causing the stiffness of the wheel to change. Such adjustments can be made while the wheel is rotating, allowing the wheel compliance to be changed while a vehicle is in motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: MillenWorks
    Inventors: Eric Anderfaas, Brian Miller, Dean Banks, Jon Charland, David Clemens, Chris Culbertson, Peter LeNoach, Jared Trauernicht
  • Patent number: 11316553
    Abstract: An RF clocked device can include a signal processor operable to receive an RF signal having an RF signal frequency and output a clock signal having a clock frequency based on the RF signal frequency. The RF clocked device can also include a clock operable to receive, and operate, using the clock signal. The clock can output at least one of a time and a date. In addition, a clock system can include an RF clocked device. The RF clocked device can include a signal processor operable to receive an RF signal having an RF signal frequency and output a clock signal having a clock frequency based on the RF signal frequency. The RF clocked device can also include a clock operable to receive, and operate, using the clock signal. The clock can output at least one of a time and a date. The clock system can also include a client device operable to receive timing information from the RF clocked device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Raytheon BBN Technologies, Corp.
    Inventors: Thomas Gilbert Roden, III, John-Francis Mergen, Christopher Michael Wilder, David Brian Miller, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20220025017
    Abstract: The present invention is based on the seminal discovery that BTLA agonist fusion proteins modulate an immune response. Specifically, the present invention provides fusion proteins that bind BTLA enhancing BTLA signaling. The present invention further provides methods of treating cancer and immune and inflammatory diseases and disorders with a BTLA agonist fusion protein as described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Inventors: Carl F. WARE, John SEDY, Tigran AIVAZIAN, Brian MILLER, Natasha K. CRELLIN
  • Publication number: 20210398203
    Abstract: A rental self-service (“RSS”) computer system, including a processor and a memory, is provided. The processor is programmed to: (i) verify that a policyholder is eligible to receive a replacement rental; (ii) transmit a customized link to the eligible policyholder; (iii) receive an access request for access of a rental self-service portal, (iv) retrieve policyholder data using information extracted from the customized link; (v) pre-populate a portion of a searchable interface of the rental self-service portal using the retrieved policyholder data; (vi) cause rental vehicle data to be displayed to enable the policyholder to view available rental options and select a vehicle class; (vii) calculate a policyholder cost for renting a selected vehicle class; and (viii) cause to be displayed on the user device (a) the calculated policyholder cost and (b) an option to confirm the rental reservation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Inventors: Josh Schumann, Itobore Odje, Cagatay Azkin, Scott Vermeyen, Kevin Lenz, Norma Musciotto, Denise Ferguson, Brian Miller, Chris Sharp, Andrea Foster, Ivan Hall, Tracey Herring, Steve Stought, Sanjay Sen, Matt Ackers, Tarikere Yunus Zareena Parveen, Michelle Adler, Eric Brown, Billy Simonovich, Jose Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 11201641
    Abstract: An analog tamper-detection apparatus (ATAMP) for onboard analysis of a target device includes a plurality of antennas, each antenna of the plurality of antennas disposed within the target device and being electrically isolated from components of the target device. The ATAMP device further includes radio frequency (RF) front-end (RFFE) transmitter circuitry coupled to the plurality of antennas, the RFFE transmitter circuitry configured to illuminate the target device with a plurality of electromagnetic signals emitted via the plurality of antennas, to generate a plurality of mixed RF signals. The ATAMP device further includes RFFE receiver circuitry configured to receive emissions from the target device based on the mixed RF signals, and processing circuitry configured to perform subsequent analysis and evaluation of the target device based on the received emissions. The processing circuitry further generates a notification of the subsequent analysis and evaluation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Raytheon BBN Technologies Corp.
    Inventors: Tyler Shake, John Dishon, John-Francis Mergen, Zachary Leuschner, Thomas Wilkerson, David Brian Miller, Ronald Buikema
  • Publication number: 20210369752
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems for treating a subject with a pulmonary infection, for example, a nontuberculous mycobacterial pulmonary infection, a Burkholderia pulmonary infection, a pulmonary infection associated with bronchiectasis, or a Pseudomonas pulmonary infection. The system includes a pharmaceutical formulation comprising a liposomal aminoglycoside dispersion, and the lipid component of the liposomes consist essentially of electrically neutral lipids. The system also includes a nebulizer which generates an aerosol of the pharmaceutical formulation at a rate greater than about 0.53 gram per minute. The aerosol is delivered to the subject via inhalation for the treatment of the pulmonary infection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: Walter PERKINS, Vladimir MALININ, Xingong LI, Brian MILLER, Dominique SEIDEL, Philipp HOLZMANN, Harald SCHULZ, Michael HAHN
  • Patent number: 11190175
    Abstract: An analog front-end circuit for self-calibrating a comparator, the circuit comprising a comparator in a comparator measurement path; a preamplifier coupled to the comparator by a set of switches; and an amplifier coupled to the preamplifier, the preamplifier receiving a reference signal as a first input and a user-definable reference as a second input, the user-definable reference generating a user-definable value chosen to create a known condition at an output of the preamplifier, the preamplifier determines a residual value that represents a measurement error in a signal path comprising the comparator and is used to adjust the user-definable reference value to calibrate the signal path such that threshold boundaries for the comparator can be adjusted to tighten a comparator specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel James Miller, Brian A. Miller, Syed Aftab, Daniel David Alexander, Jason R. Ferguson
  • Patent number: 11120497
    Abstract: A rental self-service (“RSS”) computer system for enabling a policyholder of an automobile insurance policy to initiate an insurance replacement rental reservation after submission of an initial loss claim is provided. The RSS computer system includes a processor in communication with a memory. The processor is programmed to: (i) retrieve policyholder insurance data from an insurance provider database using a claim identifier associated with the initial loss claim submission, and a policyholder identifier associated with the policyholder; (ii) verify that the policyholder is eligible to receive an insurance replacement rental; (iii) cause to be displayed on a user device associated with the policyholder a searchable interface configured to enable the policyholder to search for at least one vendor location; (iv) receive a selected vehicle class inputted by the policyholder; (v) calculate a policyholder cost; (vi) display a cost summary; and (vii) receive confirmation of a rental reservation request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Josh Schumann, Itobore Odje, Cagatay Azkin, Scott Vermeyen, Kevin Lenz, Norma Musciotto, Denise Ferguson, Brian Miller, Chris Sharp, Andrea Foster, Ivan Hall, Tracey Herring, Steve Stought, Sanjay Sen, Matt Ackers, Tarikere Yunus Zereena Parveen, Michelle Adler, Eric Brown, Billy Simonovich, Jose Gonzalez
  • Publication number: 20210250059
    Abstract: An RF clocked device can include a signal processor operable to receive an RF signal having an RF signal frequency and output a clock signal having a clock frequency based on the RF signal frequency. The RF clocked device can also include a clock operable to receive, and operate, using the clock signal. The clock can output at least one of a time and a date. In addition, a clock system can include an RF clocked device. The RF clocked device can include a signal processor operable to receive an RF signal having an RF signal frequency and output a clock signal having a clock frequency based on the RF signal frequency. The RF clocked device can also include a clock operable to receive, and operate, using the clock signal. The clock can output at least one of a time and a date. The clock system can also include a client device operable to receive timing information from the RF clocked device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas Gilbert Roden, III, John-Francis Mergen, Christopher Michael Wilder, David Brian Miller, JR.
  • Patent number: 10983172
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and methods that allow for automatic detection of the highest available cell voltage and/or location of the top voltage in a battery stack, in real-time, without having to use separate, dedicated PCBs for different battery stack configurations, and without having to manually configure PCBs based on the number of cells each battery stack has. In certain embodiments, automatic detection is accomplished by a software-configurable battery management circuit that supports any battery pack size without the need to perform hardware modifications or the added cost of customizing boards for battery stacks that have different numbers of cells. In addition, a novel diode-OR analog multiplexer circuit allows the chip to be powered prior to the selection of the top cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Antoine D. Fifield, Daniel James Miller, Brian A. Miller