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).

  • 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
  • Publication number: 20200334623
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for advantageously forecasting an inventory of a product having a particular duration (e.g., video content). The technique can include determining the particular configuration (e.g., maximum number of impressions, maximum amount of time permitted) of breaks identified within an impression log. Based on the number of breaks and the configurations of the breaks, the technique can forecast a future inventory of the product. In some implementations, the disclosed technique can identify an amount of a previous break that was not filled with video content. These forecasts can enable product sellers to better communicate with their customers, negotiate supply contracts, price their products, plan for business operations, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: Xandr Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Miller, Charles Douglas Cosman, Thomas Evenson, Eric Smith, Calvin Legh, Thomas Shields, Aaron Martin
  • Publication number: 20200333501
    Abstract: An NMR logging system is disclosed which continues logging without interruption despite switching activation sets to adapt to changes in formation properties. Based on detection of an approaching or encountered geological boundary, an appropriate activation set is transmitted to the downhole NMR tool while the NMR tool continues logging. This system optimizes NMR data collection for each formation and associated formation fluid properties while reducing the need to stop the tool string movement while switching the activation set, and reduces incomplete collection of NMR and non-NMR logging tool data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel Lee Miller, MingJen Wang, Wei Shao, Songhua Chen, Ronnel Charles Balliet
  • Publication number: 20200335177
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to systems and methods for pathogen detection using next-generation sequencing (NGS) analysis of a sample. Embodiments may apply alignment algorithms (e.g., SNAP and/or RAPSearch alignment algorithms) to align individual sequence reads from a sample in a next-generation sequencing (NGS) dataset against reference genome entries in a classified reference genome database. Embodiments of the present invention may include classifying, filtering, and displaying results to a clinician that can then quickly and easily obtain the results of the sequencing to identify a pathogen or other genetic material in a sample that is being tested. A negative sample and a corresponding database can be used to remove contaminants from a list of candidate pathogens. Thus, embodiments are directed to a system that is configured to filter the results of a sequencing alignment and classify a sample quickly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Charles Chiu, Samia Naccache, Scot Federman, Doug Stryke, Steve Miller, Erik Samayoa
  • Patent number: 10810529
    Abstract: Systems and methods for creating and editing an inspection plan and directing an inspector through an inspection are provided. An exemplary system, according to one implementation, comprises a mobile computing device and a server computer. The mobile computing device is configured to communicate audible prompts to an inspector and receive audible replies from the inspector. The server computer is configured to store an inspection plan comprising a sequence of inspection steps, translate each of the inspection steps of the inspection plan into audible prompts, transmit the audible prompts to the mobile computing device, receive the audible replies from the mobile computing device, and translate the audible replies into a set of inspection results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt Charles Miller, Alexander Nikolaus Mracna, Mark Koenig
  • Patent number: 10810530
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.
    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: 10801804
    Abstract: A pre-pack assembly for use with an air gun that fires non-lethal projectiles using a gas canister and for use with a magazine that is removably insertable into the air gun, the pre-pack includes a pre-pack housing that defines a first compartment containing non-lethal projectiles and a second compartment containing the gas canister, where inserting the pre-pack into a chamber of the magazine assembly fluidly connects the gas canister with the magazine and positions the non-lethal projectiles in a feeder that individually feeds non-lethal projectiles into the air gun when the magazine is inserted into the air gun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Unit Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn Sandgren, Juan D. Tobón, Nathaniel Jacob Leon, Christopher Blodgett, Daniel Luby, Charles Miller
  • Publication number: 20200312101
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides improved packaging detection at self-checkout kiosks by identifying a given bag type for a bag selected at a self-checkout kiosk out of a plurality of bag types available from a bag dispenser associated with the self-checkout kiosk; identifying a weight range for the given bag type; in response to determining that the bag has been moved to a packing area of the self-checkout kiosk, comparing a first weight in the packing area from before the bag was moved to the packing area with a second weight in the packing area that includes the bag; and in response to a difference between the first weight and the second weight falling outside of the weight range, generating a loss prevention alert and pausing a transaction at the self-checkout kiosk.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Paul WILSON, Tong YU, Duane MILLER, Timothy CROCKETT, Jose FIGUEROA, Craig COMPTON, Paul KOKKELENBERG, Scott GRAHAM, Suzanne BLEAKLEY, John HIBBARD, Charles KURTZ, Craig TURNER, Edna NOVIDO, Ashley TRIMPEY, D WILLIAMS, Sally IERSTON
  • Publication number: 20200286335
    Abstract: Various embodiments of alerts on mobile devices are described. Other embodiments are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Dean P. Alderucci, Charles Plott, Mark Miller
  • Patent number: 10746815
    Abstract: A mixed-reality system causes a magnetic transmission device to transmit a magnetic field signal. The mixed-reality system also causes a magnetic-field sensing device to determine a measurement of the magnetic field signal. The mixed-reality system then identifies, using one or more input devices, that a magnetically-interfering object is located within a same environment as both the magnetic transmission device and the magnetic-field sensing device. The mixed-reality system also determines one or more characteristics of magnetic field interference that the magnetically-interfering object is imparting on the magnetic transmission device or the magnetic-field sensing device. The mixed-reality system then computes an adjustment to a pose-estimation model based upon the one or more characteristics of magnetic field interference. The pose-estimation model is used to calculate a pose of at least one of the magnetic transmission device or the magnetic-field sensing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Quentin Simon Charles Miller, Scott Francis Fullam, Lev Cherkashin, Steven James Velat, Simon Skaria
  • Patent number: 10743595
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a compressive force finger guard sized to cover at least a portion of the distal phalanx portion of a finger. Illustratively, the compressive force finger guard includes a longitudinally-extending body portion; wherein the longitudinally-extending body portion includes an opening therein sized to receive at least a portion of the fingertip; and a cap tip located on an end of the longitudinally-extending body portion; and wherein the cap tip includes a flange that extends from the longitudinally-extending body portion generally transverse to the longitudinally-extending body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: The Ford Meter Box Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Miller Destro, Oran Junior Weaver
  • Patent number: D898184
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Handi-Craft Company
    Inventor: Charles Miller