Patents by Inventor Charles A. Miller

Charles A. 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: 20210054146
    Abstract: Low primary amine (LPA) polyaspartic esters are provided which comprise a reaction product of an aliphatic diamine and an excess of a Michael addition receptor optionally, in the presence of a C1-C10 alcohol, wherein the low primary amine (LPA) polyaspartic ester has a monoaspartate content of less than 10%. The low primary amine (LPA) polyaspartic esters of the invention may find use in slow reactivity polyurea systems and react with polyisocyanates to produce polyurea coatings, adhesives, sealants, films, composites, castings, and paints.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Jay Johnston, Edward P. Squiller, Charles Todd Williams, Matthew Stewart, Wendy Gustavich, Mark Morris, Adam Miller
  • Publication number: 20210045808
    Abstract: The disclosed invention relates to an improved system and method for treatment of soft tissue, e.g., for treatment of a snoring condition. The system can include a laser source; a hand piece; and a device for directing radiation emitted by the laser source to a treatment area (e.g., an oral treatment area). In some cases, the handpiece can include an optical element (e.g., a lens) mounted within a replaceable cartridge and adapted to modulate a laser beam such that it is non-ablative, prior to its delivery to a treatment region. In various embodiments, the system includes a CO2 laser capable of performing treatment in a more efficient manner than conventional techniques.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Charles Kerbage, Ali Badreddine, Stephen Couitt, Steve Miller, Nenad Jelisavcic
  • Publication number: 20210046869
    Abstract: A proximity alert system for a vehicle having a mobility access device that is moveable between a stowed position and a deployed position may include a control system, a sensor system, and an annunciator system. The control system operates the sensor system to detect a presence of an object within a defined sensing region exterior to the vehicle when the mobility access device is in the stowed position. The control system operates the annunciator system when the sensor system detects the presence of the object within the defined sensing region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Mark Charles Miller, Jeffrey Powell Butler, Kelly Eugene Stephenson
  • Publication number: 20210042833
    Abstract: A trading platform and trading method that allows access to additional pools of liquidity is described. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Dean P. Alderucci, Charles Plott, Mark Miller, Howard W. Lutnick, Andrew Fishkind, Brian Gay, Kevin Foley
  • Patent number: 10900808
    Abstract: A system determines the transmission strength of the magnetic field signal. The magnetic field signal is transmitted from a first magnetic-sensor device to a second magnetic-sensor device. The system then determines a first projected distance between the first magnetic-sensor device and the second magnetic-sensor device. Based at least in part on the first projected distance, the system calculates an adjusted transmission strength for the magnetic field signal. The system then causes the first magnetic-sensor device to transmit an adjusted magnetic field signal. The adjusted magnetic field signal comprises the adjusted transmission strength. The system receives, from the second magnetic-field device, the adjusted magnetic field signal. Based at least in part upon the received adjusted magnetic field signal, the system, computes a first pose of the first magnetic-sensor device in relation to the second magnetic-sensor device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Quentin Simon Charles Miller, Scott Francis Fullam, Lev Cherkashin, Steven James Velat
  • Publication number: 20210015302
    Abstract: A fryer includes a cooking chamber for holding a cooking medium at least one heating element positioned within the cooking chamber, and a chain conveyor for selectively advancing food product through the cooking chamber along a movement path. The chain conveyor includes first and second chains coupled together by a plurality of baskets extending therebetween. The movement path includes a series of legs, including a first leg wherein the food product moves substantially vertically from above the cooking medium to a greatest depth within the cooking medium and including a second leg subsequent to the first leg wherein the food product moves substantially horizontally at the greatest depth within the cooking medium. Automated filtering systems and methods for removing debris from cooking medium are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: William M. Casey, Charles Leader, Robert Panning, Bruce Miller
  • Patent number: 10891138
    Abstract: A secure start system for an autonomous vehicle can include a communications router comprising an input interface to receive a boot-loader to enable network communications with a backend system. The secure start system utilizes a tunnel key from the backend system to establish a private communications session with a backend data vault. The secure start system then retrieves a set of decryption keys from the backend data vault, via the private communications session, to decrypt a plurality of encrypted drives of the autonomous vehicle, which enables one or more functions of the autonomous vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: UATC, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Valasek, Charles Miller
  • Patent number: 10892733
    Abstract: A microelectromechanical system (MEMS) resonator includes a degenerately-doped single-crystal silicon layer and a piezoelectric material layer disposed on the degenerately-doped single-crystal silicon layer. An electrically-conductive material layer is disposed on the piezoelectric material layer opposite the degenerately-doped single-crystal silicon layer, and patterned to form first and second electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: SITIME CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joseph C. Doll, Paul M. Hagelin, Ginel C. Hill, Nicholas Miller, Charles I. Grosjean
  • Patent number: 10881228
    Abstract: A drinking cup having a receptacle with an open end and a lid assembly configured for releasable engagement with the receptacle over the open end. A lid assembly wall has an inner surface and an inner ring extending radially inward therefrom. The inner ring defines a plurality of fluid passages. A seal assembly is configured to be retained by the inner ring, with the seal assembly being resiliently deformable between a sealed configuration and an unsealed configuration. In the sealed configuration, the upper lip sealingly engages the inner surface and fluid is prevented from flowing through a lid assembly volume defined between the lid assembly and the seal assembly. In the open configuration fluid is permitted to flow from the receptacle, through the plurality of fluid passages, and between a gap defined by a portion of the seal lip and a corresponding portion of the sealing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Handi-Craft Company
    Inventors: Charles Miller, Xiangwen Zhang, Mark Reed, Douglas Hanneken
  • Patent number: 10881045
    Abstract: A precision agriculture prescription system which provides precision agriculture prescriptions, by estimating fertilizer application rates and providing a prescription for spatial distribution of the selected product over a given field(s) with a goal of achieving an efficient use of budgeted fertilizer product(s). The system utilizes historical and forecast weather data, as well as remote sensing satellite imagery to maximize the grower's budgeted fertilizer products over his/her fields. This is done by assessing the normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) from 1-to-many satellite images of the given field(s). The system also leverages regional historical weather data to correlate prior seasons' growth patterns and climate effects, and regional weather forecast data to incorporate predictive climate impacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: NUTRIEN AG SOLUTIONS (CANADA) INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Edward Staples, Regan Charles Miller, Mehzabeen Hoosein, Michael Vincent Finn
  • Publication number: 20200410414
    Abstract: A workflow management system for managing the storage, retrieval, and transport of items in a warehouse includes a voice-directed mobile terminal. The system also includes a server computer in communication with the voice-directed mobile terminal. The server computer includes a tasking module for transmitting task data to the voice-directed mobile terminal. The server computer also includes a workflow-analysis module for generating, based at least in part upon an analysis of workflow dialog between the voice-directed mobile terminal and the user, performance data relating to the performance of tasks associated with the storage, retrieval, and/or transport of the items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: James Geisler, Steven Thomas, John Pecorari, Adam Jack Hertzman, Duff Halart Gold, Jared John Schmidt, Brian Matthew Connelly, Christopher Lofty, Surya K. Tanneru, Navaneetha Myaka, Kurt Charles Miller, Duane Littleton, Brent Alan Nichols, Michael Naughton, Keith Braho, Tonya L. Custis, Kwong Wing Au, Ronald Shane Fazzio, Arup Suprakash Mukherjee, Justin Allan Volz, Kartik Suchindra Babu
  • Patent number: 10870601
    Abstract: A method of separating a glass web includes the steps of placing the glass web in tension by applying an in-plane tension to the glass web in a tensile direction and producing a region of increased tension on a first major surface of the glass web by imparting a curvature in the glass web. The method further includes separating the glass web along a separation path parallel to an axis of the curvature and transverse to the tensile direction by applying a defect to a portion of the first major surface in the region of increased tension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: John Frederick Bayne, Scott Winfield Deming, Todd Benson Fleming, Andrew Peter Kittleson, Gautam Narendra Kudva, Dale Charles Marshall, Eric Lee Miller
  • Patent number: 10869141
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus determine the actual state of one or more acoustic valves e.g., whether an acoustic valve is open or closed, in a hearing device. A sensor in the hearing device is configured to generate an output signal indicative of a state of the acoustic valve. An electrical circuit actuates the acoustic valve if the actual state is different than a desired state. The determination of the state of the acoustic valve can be done on the hearing device or on a remote device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Knowles Electronics, LLC
    Inventors: Shehab Albahri, Christopher Monti, Thomas Miller, Charles King
  • Patent number: 10850665
    Abstract: A proximity alert system includes a control system. A sensor system operatively associated with the control system detects a presence of an object within a defined sensing region adjacent the vehicle. An annunciator system operatively associated with the control system provides an indication that the object has been detected within the defined sensing region. The control system actuates the sensor system when the vehicle is stationary and operates the annunciator system when the sensor system detects the presence of the object within the defined sensing region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Vantage Mobility International, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Charles Miller, Jeffrey Powell Butler, Kelly Eugene Stephenson
  • Publication number: 20200364961
    Abstract: In an embodiment, an in-vehicle apparatus includes a transmitter operable to transmit radio frequency control signals and communication circuitry configured to communicate with a remote computer via a network. The communication circuitry is configured to receive information from the remote computer via the network, the information pertaining to one or more controllable devices of a user account. The apparatus includes a processor configured to: communicate, via the communication circuitry, a transmitter identifier representative of a transmitter code of the transmitter with the remote computer; effect the movable barrier operator to change a state of a movable barrier by causing the transmitter to transmit a first radio frequency control signal to the movable barrier operator system; and effect the movable barrier operator to learn the transmitter by causing the transmitter to transmit a second radio frequency control signal to the movable barrier operator system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Bradley Charles Atwell, Garth Wesley Hopkins, Oddy Khamharn, Edward James Lukas, Mark Edward Miller, Jay Edward Peterson
  • Patent number: 10836480
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for a flight vehicle including a wing having a high aspect ratio and first and second rotors having a high aspect ratio, with a ratio of the rotor diameter to wing length ratio is equal to or greater than about 0.25. In embodiments, the flight vehicle can include a first and second motor, each less than about one thousand HP, to drive a respective rotor and a second motor. The flight vehicle can include a cruise mode and a VTOL mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Gregory W. Heinen, Charles Miller
  • Patent number: 10835948
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for adjusting an adjustable retaining structure. The adjustable retaining structure may be rotated, passively, about a spherical interface as a panel applies a load to the adjustable retaining structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Harinder S. Oberoi, Alfredo Jose Gerosa, Kevin Marion Barrick, Quang T. Do, Yuanxin Charles Hu, Branko Sarh, Richard Griffith Reese, IV, Gregory Gudzinski, Jeffrey Lawrence Miller
  • Publication number: 20200352778
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques for an appendage cooling and concussion assessment are provided. A system includes a cooling device comprising a cold side and a hot side, a cooling interface configured to be coupled to a patient appendage and to cool the patient appendage, a heatsink coupled to the hot side of the cooling device, one or more temperature sensors, and a controller in communication with the cooling device. The controller may be configured to cool, via the cooling interface, the patient appendage based on a temperature of at least one of the patient appendage or the cooling interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Charles Miller, Daniel Doorley
  • Publication number: 20200348403
    Abstract: A vehicle sensor calibration system for self-driving vehicles can include a turntable on which a sensor system including a LIDAR sensor is positioned. A plurality of fiducial targets can be positioned around the turntable to enable calibration of the sensor system, and a control mechanism can automatically rotate the turntable when the sensor system is positioned on the turntable. The system can include one or more computing systems that receive a data log corresponding to sensor data recorded by the sensor system as the sensor system rotates on the turntable, and analyze the sensor data to determine a set of calibration parameters to calibrate the sensor system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Jean-Sebastien Valois, David McAllister Bradley, Adam Charles Watson, Peter Anthony Melick, Andrew Gilbert Miller
  • Patent number: 10817939
    Abstract: A trading platform and trading method that allows access to additional pools of liquidity is described. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventors: Dean P. Alderucci, Charles Plott, Mark Miller, Howard W. Lutnick, Andrew Fishkind, Brian Gay, Kevin Foley