Patents by Inventor C. Mills

C. Mills 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: 10533227
    Abstract: The invention relates to newly discovered nucleic acid molecules and proteins associated with breast or ovarian cancer. Compositions, kits, and methods for detecting, characterizing, preventing, and treating human breast or ovarian cancers are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignees: Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Board of Regents, University of Texas System
    Inventors: Ole Petter Veiby, Robert C. Bast, Gordon B. Mills, Gabriel N. Hortobagyi
  • Patent number: 10508056
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods of forming substantially crystalline, dense silicon carbide fibers from infusible polysilazane fibers by utilizing a single stage pyrolysis. The pyrolysis is performed using a continuous process in a single furnace with a constant atmospheric condition. Also disclosed are substantially crystalline, dense silicon carbide fibers formed by these methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Anthony Yu-Chung Ku, Gary C. Buczkowski, Ryan Christopher Mills, Peter Kennedy Davis
  • Patent number: 10428933
    Abstract: A transmission valve manifold can include a single, unitary, monolithic, manifold body (14). The body (14) can have a plurality of fluid passageways (550, 554, 558, 562, 566) and fluid chambers (130a-d, 134a-d, 326a-f, 338a-c, 510a-h). Each chamber (130a-d, 134a-d, 326a-f, 338a-c, 510a-h) can receive one of a cylinder body (142a-d, 146a-d), solenoid valve (22a-f), or spool valve (30a-h). A first passageway (550, 554, 558, 562, 566) can follow a path that extends along three axes through an interior of the body (14) to connect at least one of the chambers (130a-d, 134a-d, 326a-f, 338a-c, 510a-h) with at least one other chamber (130a-d, 134a-d, 326a-f, 338a-c, 510a-h). The first passageway (550, 554, 558, 562, 566) can overlap a second passageway (550, 554, 558, 562, 566) within the body (14). The body (14) can be manufactured by laser sintering of successive layers of laser sinterable material (1022).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: BorgWarner Inc.
    Inventor: David C. Mills
  • Patent number: 10423424
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for performing an auxiliary operation via a compute engine associated with a host computing device. The method includes determining that the auxiliary operation is directed to the compute engine, and determining that the auxiliary operation is associated with a first context comprising a first set of state parameters. The method further includes determining a first subset of state parameters related to the auxiliary operation based on the first set of state parameters. The method further includes transmitting the first subset of state parameters to the compute engine, and transmitting the auxiliary operation to the compute engine. One advantage of the disclosed technique is that surface area and power consumption are reduced within the processor by utilizing copy engines that have no context switching capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: NVIDIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lincoln G. Garlick, Philip Browning Johnson, Rafal Zboinski, Jeff Tuckey, Samuel H. Duncan, Peter C. Mills
  • Publication number: 20190266869
    Abstract: Image-based fire detection methods are provided which include analyzing a field of view based on a plurality of images, determining if changes occur, and analyzing whether any such changes are due to smoke-like material. Changes due to large objects are ruled out, and drift in the scene or shaking of the image collection device is accounted for by the method. The methods employ representing images of the field of view with quantifiable values and comparing to thresholds established for each event, and activating an alarm if changes due to smoke-like material are detected. The fire detection methods may also include monitoring a field of view for changes, and only performing the analysis on the images if changes are detected. The monitoring and validating stages of the methods include collecting images at different sampling rates for different amounts of information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: Smoke Detective, LLC
    Inventors: Russell P. Mills, Gustavo K. Rohde, Frederick Lanni, Stephen C. Davis
  • Patent number: 10395498
    Abstract: A fire detection device is provided that has a camera that captures a reference image and a measured image. A processor compares intensity of the measured image to intensity of the reference image and uses this comparison to determine if an alarm is generated to indicate the presence of fire. The intensity of the measured image may be the total number of photons of the measured image, and the intensity of the reference image may be the total number of photons of the reference image. In other arrangements, the intensity may be measured between individual corresponding pixels of the reference and measured images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Smoke Detective, LLC
    Inventors: Russell P Mills, Gustavo K Rohde, Frederick Lanni, Stephen C Davis, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10304306
    Abstract: Image-based fire detection methods are provided which include analyzing a field of view based on a plurality of images, determining if changes occur, and analyzing whether any such changes are due to smoke-like material. Changes due to large objects are ruled out, and drift in the scene or shaking of the image collection device is accounted for by the method. The methods employ representing images of the field of view with quantifiable values and comparing to thresholds established for each event, and activating an alarm if changes due to smoke-like material are detected. The fire detection methods may also include monitoring a field of view for changes, and only performing the analysis on the images if changes are detected. The monitoring and validating stages of the methods include collecting images at different sampling rates for different amounts of information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Smoke Detective, LLC
    Inventors: Russell P. Mills, Gustavo K. Rohde, Frederick Lanni, Stephen C Davis, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10174581
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a filler ring for use with a packer element with a packer element radial stiffness and a packer element confined circumferential stiffness is disclosed, including, a filler ring body with a filler ring body radial stiffness greater than the packer element radial stiffness and a filler ring body circumferential stiffness less than the packer element confined circumferential stiffness. In another embodiment, a method to selectively deform a packer element with a packer element radial stiffness and a packer element confined circumferential stiffness is disclosed, including providing a filler ring body with a filler ring body radial stiffness greater than the packer element radial stiffness and a filler ring body circumferential stiffness less than the packer element confined circumferential stiffness, deforming the packer in a radial direction via the filler ring body, deforming the filler ring body in an axial direction in response to deformation of the packer element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Carlos Prieto, Edward Wood, John K. Wakefield, Aubrey C. Mills
  • Patent number: 10152328
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a technique for efficiently performing voting operations within a multi-threaded parallel-processing system. A group of related parallel program threads executes within a processor core together in parallel. A new instruction, called a “vote” instruction, is introduced that enables a parallel program thread to post an individual vote within the context of the group of related threads and to receive the result of the vote. In this fashion, the vote instruction advantageously reduces overhead associated with inter-thread communication, thereby improving overall system performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: NVIDIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: John R. Nickolls, Lars Nyland, Peter C. Mills, Jeremy Sugerman, Timothy Foley, Brian Fahs, Michael Garland, David P. Luebke
  • Patent number: 10102954
    Abstract: A solenoid actuator is provided which has a lower housing having a generally axially extending portion joined to an end cap with a central opening. An upper housing of the solenoid actuator is formed from a flat stock with a main body with radially extending slot separated legs which are plastically deformed into a cylindrical portion for press fit acceptance with an outer diameter of lower housing axially extending portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: BORGWARNER INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Waterstredt, David C. Mills
  • Patent number: 10059637
    Abstract: An in-situ process for synthesizing highly pyrophoric foam materials using metal and carbon precursors wherein the precursors serve as foaming and activating agents to disperse and lock nano-sized metal particles within a rigid porous carbon matrix. The resulting carbon matrix is also pyrophoric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Zhaohua Luan, Kendall C. Mills, Lauren A. Morris, Christopher D. Haines
  • Patent number: 9995103
    Abstract: A sealing element is flanked by wedge-shaped extrusion ring assemblies. The rings climb a ramp on an adjacent pedestal ring on the way out to the borehole wall. Depending on the dimension of the gap to be spanned the extrusion rings slide part way up the pedestal ring ramp or to the top of the pedestal ring. An anchor ring is initially forced up an opposite ramp of the pedestal ring. If the sealing gap is short the anchor ring touches the borehole wall to act as an anchor for the plug while remaining spaced apart from the extrusion ring assembly. For larger gaps the anchor ring moves out far enough to the borehole wall and in contact with the extrusion ring located on top of the pedestal so that reaction forces are directed to keep the anchor ring wedged in position for support of the extrusion ring assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC
    Inventors: John K. Wakefield, Edward T. Wood, Aubrey C. Mills
  • Publication number: 20180122545
    Abstract: A solenoid actuator is provided which has a lower housing having a generally axially extending portion joined to an end cap with a central opening. An upper housing of the solenoid actuator is formed from a flat stock with a main body with radially extending slot separated legs which are plastically deformed into a cylindrical portion for press fit acceptance with an outer diameter of lower housing axially extending portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Waterstredt, David C. Mills
  • Publication number: 20180087660
    Abstract: A transmission valve manifold can include a single, unitary, monolithic, manifold body (14). The body (14) can have a plurality of fluid passageways (550, 554, 558, 562, 566) and fluid chambers (130a-d, 134a-d, 326a-f, 338a-c, 510a-h). Each chamber (130a-d, 134a-d, 326a-f, 338a-c, 510a-h) can receive one of a cylinder body (142a-d, 146a-d), solenoid valve (22a-f), or spool valve (30a-h). A first passageway (550, 554, 558, 562, 566) can follow a path that extends along three axes through an interior of the body (14) to connect at least one of the chambers (130a-d, 134a-d, 326a-f, 338a-c, 510a-h) with at least one other chamber (130a-d, 134a-d, 326a-f, 338a-c, 510a-h). The first passageway (550, 554, 558, 562, 566) can overlap a second passageway (550, 554, 558, 562, 566) within the body (14). The body (14) can be manufactured by laser sintering of successive layers of laser sinterable material (1022).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventor: David C. Mills
  • Patent number: 9926769
    Abstract: A method of conducting multiple stage treatments. The method includes running a string into a borehole. The string having at least a first sleeve assembly and a second sleeve assembly. The first sleeve assembly in a position closing a port in the string; communicating from a radial exterior of the string or from a location downhole of the first and second sleeve assemblies to a first electronic trigger of the first sleeve assembly to trigger the first sleeve assembly into moving longitudinally relative to the string to open the port. Performing a treatment operation through the port; communicating from the radial exterior of the string or from a location downhole of the first and second sleeve assemblies to a second electronic trigger of the second sleeve assembly to trigger the second sleeve assembly into moving longitudinally relative to the string to close the port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Edward T. Wood, Kevin C. Holmes, Aubrey C. Mills
  • Patent number: 9887031
    Abstract: A solenoid actuator is provided which has a lower housing having a generally axially extending portion joined to an end cap with a central opening. An upper housing of the solenoid actuator is formed from a flat stock with a main body with radially extending slot separated legs which are plastically deformed into a cylindrical portion for press fit acceptance with an outer diameter of lower housing axially extending portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: BORGWARNER INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Waterstredt, David C. Mills
  • Patent number: 9750948
    Abstract: A cardiac treatment apparatus, comprising an external cardiac waveform monitor capable of sensing a physiological signal from a heart of a patient and capable of determining if the patient's heart requires a therapeutic dose of electrical stimulation, an electrical stimulator adapted to deliver the therapeutic dose of electrical stimulation to the heart of the patient and, a wireless transmitter, the wireless transmitter capable of wirelessly transmitting the patient's sensed physiological data to a remote medical provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Inventors: James C. Mills, N. Alejandro Barbagelata
  • Patent number: 9745823
    Abstract: A downhole communication and control system configured for use in a non-sequential order of treating a borehole, the system includes a string having at least three ports including first, second, and third longitudinally spaced ports arranged sequentially in a downhole to uphole manner in the string; at least three frac sleeve systems including first, second, and third frac sleeve systems arranged sequentially in a downhole to uphole manner in the string and arranged to open and close the first, second, and third ports, respectively, each frac sleeve system having self-powered, electronically triggered first and second sleeves; and, communication signals to trigger the first, second, and third frac sleeve systems into moving the first and second sleeves to open and close the ports. Also included is a method of completing downhole operations in a non-sequential order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Edward T. Wood, Aubrey C. Mills
  • Publication number: 20170148556
    Abstract: A solenoid actuator is provided which has a lower housing having a generally axially extending portion joined to an end cap with a central opening. An upper housing of the solenoid actuator is formed from a flat stock with a main body with radially extending slot separated legs which are plastically deformed into a cylindrical portion for press fit acceptance with an outer diameter of lower housing axially extending portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Waterstredt, David C. Mills
  • Publication number: 20170137340
    Abstract: An in-situ process for synthesizing highly pyrophoric foam materials using metal and carbon precursors wherein the precursors serve as foaming and activating agents to disperse and lock nano-sized metal particles within a rigid porous carbon matrix. The resulting carbon matrix is also pyrophoric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Zhaohua Luan, Kendall C. Mills, Lauren A. Morris, Christopher D. Haines