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: 20200011704
    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: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Quentin Simon Charles Miller, Scott Francis Fullam, Lev Cherkashin, Steven James Velat
  • Patent number: 10526311
    Abstract: The invention provides a compound of formula (I): or tautomer or a solvate or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein the various substituents are as defined in the claims. Also provided are pharmaceutical compositions containing the compounds of formula (I), processes for making the compounds and the medical uses of the compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignees: ASTEX THERAPEUTICS LIMITED, CANCER RESEARCH TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Gianni Chessari, Steven Howard, Ildiko Maria Buck, Benjamin David Cons, Christopher Norbert Johnson, Rhian Sara Holvey, David Charles Rees, Jeffrey David St. Denis, Emiliano Tamanini, Bernard Thomas Golding, Ian Robert Hardcastle, Celine Florence Cano, Duncan Charles Miller, Martin Edward Mäntylä Noble, Roger John Griffin, James Daniel Osborne, Joanne Peach, Arwel Lewis, Kim Louise Hirst, Benjamin Paul Whittaker, David Wyn Watson, Dale Robert Mitchell
  • Patent number: 10529335
    Abstract: An auto-complete method for a spoken complete value entry is provided. A processor receives a possible complete value entry having a unique subset, prompts a user to speak the spoken complete value entry, receives a spoken subset of the spoken complete value entry, compares the spoken subset with the unique subset of the possible complete value entry, and automatically completes the spoken complete value entry to match the possible complete value entry if the unique subset matches the spoken subset. The spoken subset has a predetermined minimum number of characters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Nichols, Alexander Nikolaus Mracna, Kurt Charles Miller, Russell Evans, Bernard Kriley, Luke Sadecky, Brian Manuel, Navaneetha Myaka
  • Patent number: 10519579
    Abstract: Nonwoven textile fabrics in accordance with the present invention are formed primarily of individualized bast fibers substantially free of pectin having a mean length less than 6 millimeters. The nonwoven fabric can include staple fibers and/or pulp fibers. Individualized bast fibers include fibers derived from the flax and hemp plants. The nonwoven textile fabric is formed into a web while in a dry state and subsequently bonded to produce a nonwoven fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: GPCP IP Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Samuel Charles Baer, Alan Edward Wright, Joseph H. Miller, Micheal Shea Lerch
  • Publication number: 20190390430
    Abstract: A penetration testing apparatus for testing the bearing strength of ground, soil layers, base-courses, subbases and subgrades without the need for much manual operation, includes the following components operatively connected together, comprising a frame support (5) which supports an actuating apparatus (7), power supply apparatus (9), movable carriage assembly (13), ground penetrating member (15), carriage drive mechanism 17 and ground stabilizing means (18), operatively connected together to carry out a ground test. The movable carriage assembly (13) movably supports one ground penetrating member (15).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: CRP Developments Limited
    Inventors: Stacy Lee Goldsworthy, Jason Charles Gordon Stamp, Danny Robert Wyatt, Gavin Richard Miller
  • Publication number: 20190388959
    Abstract: An apparatus for accessing an interior of a fuselage assembly. A tower having a number of platform levels may be driven into a selected tower position within an assembly area. The interior of the fuselage assembly may be accessed using the number of platform levels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Harinder S. Oberoi, Richard Griffith Reese, IV, Kevin Marion Barrick, Quang T. Do, Alan S. Draper, Yuanxin Charles Hu, Alfredo Jose Gerosa, Michael J. Kozak, Jeffrey Lawrence Miller
  • Patent number: 10508785
    Abstract: A light system for a fireplace, including a plurality of lights, and a chaos circuit coupled to the plurality of lights. The chaos circuit is configured to provide signals to the plurality of lights to provide naturalistic flame lighting and naturalistic ember lighting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: HNI Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Miller, David Lyons, Suman Minnaganti
  • Patent number: 10486332
    Abstract: A manufacturing system includes a tape advancing through the manufacturing system and a station of the manufacturing system. The tape includes a first portion having grains of an inorganic material bound by an organic binder. The station of the manufacturing system receives the first portion of the tape and prepares the tape for sintering by chemically changing the organic binder and/or removing the organic binder from the first portion of the tape, leaving the grains of the inorganic material, to form a second portion of the tape and, at least in part, prepare the tape for sintering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael Edward Badding, William Joseph Bouton, Lanrik Wayne Kester, Thomas Dale Ketcham, Andrew Peter Kittleson, Dale Charles Marshall, Gary Edward Merz, Eric Lee Miller, Emmanuel Chima Okpara, Conor James Walsh
  • Patent number: 10486060
    Abstract: Disclosed is a self-contained, pluggable tracking system that monitors six degree of freedom (“6DoF”) without external apparatus, e.g., visual tracking or magnetic. The tracking core can communicate with a host device and with an external computing device. The external computing device can display a virtual (“VR”) or augmented reality (“AR”) world. The VR or AR world may be supplemented by overlay displays positioned according to the shape of the host device as tracked by the tracking core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Quentin Simon Charles Miller, Shawn Crispin Wright, Jeffrey Alan Kohler, Blake Carlton Farmer
  • Patent number: 10466698
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods to engage an autonomous mode of an autonomous vehicle. In particular, the systems and methods of the present disclosure can receive login credentials for an autonomous vehicle. A user of the autonomous vehicle can be authenticated based on the login credentials. Responsive to authenticating the user, a secure communication session can be established between the autonomous vehicle and one or more remotely located computing systems. Authorization data for an autonomous mode of the autonomous vehicle can be communicated between the autonomous vehicle and the one or more remotely located computing systems. Responsive to communicating the authorization data for the autonomous mode of the autonomous vehicle, the autonomous mode of the autonomous vehicle can be enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Valasek, Charles Miller
  • Patent number: 10450981
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for diagnosing an engine thermal encapsulation positioned around a powertrain of a vehicle. In one example, degradation of the thermal encapsulation may be determined by comparing a temperature sampled via a sensor during engine off condition with an expected temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Anthony Tascillo, Thomas G. Leone, Kenneth James Miller, William Charles Ruona
  • Patent number: 10452133
    Abstract: A technique is described herein for using a parent computing device and at least one companion computing device to simultaneously interact with an environment. In one implementation, the parent computing device progressively builds parent map information through its interaction with the environment. The technique leverages the parent map information to identify a current pose of the companion computing device. In one case, for instance, the parent computing device sends the parent map information to the companion computing device, and the companion computing device determines its current pose based on the parent map information in conjunction with sensor information collected by the companion computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Quentin Simon Charles Miller, Jeffrey Alan Kohler
  • Patent number: 10449320
    Abstract: Various characteristics of a gas flow can be sensed at the end of a respiratory conduit near the patient interface using a sensing module. The sensing module can be removable from the patient end of the respiratory conduit for ease of use and ease of cleaning. The sensor module can transmit sensor data over the same wires used to heat the respiratory conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: FISHER & PAYKEL HEALTHCARE LIMITED
    Inventors: Jeremy Livingston Miller, Nordyn Alami, David Charles Rhodes
  • Patent number: 10451439
    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: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Quentin Simon Charles Miller, Scott Francis Fullam, Lev Cherkashin, Steven James Velat
  • Publication number: 20190318271
    Abstract: An algorithm data store may contain information about a pool of available algorithms (e.g., to improve operation of an industrial asset). A deployment platform may be implemented in an edge portion at an industrial site associated with a live environment executing a current algorithm. A lifecycle manager of the deployment platform may manage execution of the current algorithm in the live environment creating source data. A performance manager may receive an indication of a selected at least one potential replacement algorithm from the pool of available algorithms and manage execution of the at least one potential replacement algorithm in a shadow environment using the source data. The performance manager may then report performance information associated with the at least one potential replacement algorithm. When appropriate, the potential replacement algorithm may replace the current algorithm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Bradford MILLER, Kirk Lars BRUNS, Michael KINSTREY, Charles THEURER, Vrinda RAJIV
  • Publication number: 20190311461
    Abstract: Systems and methods of enhancing the resolution of digital terrain models (DTM) for location-based applications and analyses. The DTM enhancement process takes the signature of the input image (e.g., via the input image and a noise surface file with similar characteristics as the sensor used to capture the input image) and applies it to the DTM without including large features such as buildings. The disclosed methods include utilize a process similar to that used for enhancing a DSM based on mapping the changing intensity from the image file to changes in elevation in the DSM using a regression over a local neighborhood of pixels. Further, the disclosed methods do not rely on information about the sensors and are extendable to be able to utilize any types of images. Additionally, the disclosed embodiments are sensor agnostic and can be applied on any type of image collected by any type of sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Nathan Zachary Mercer, Stephen Charles Griffiths, Michael John Wollersheim, Trevor Roy Miller, Qiaoping Zhang
  • Publication number: 20190303112
    Abstract: An algorithm data store may contain information about a pool of available algorithms. An algorithm analysis engine may compare the information about each of the pool of available algorithms with at least one requirement associated with the current algorithm executing in the live environment. Based on the comparison, the algorithm analysis engine may select at least one of the pool of available algorithms as a potential replacement algorithm and transmit an indication of the selected at least one potential replacement algorithm. A deployment platform may include a lifecycle manager that manages execution of the current algorithm in the live environment. The lifecycle manager may also receive the indication of the selected at least one potential replacement algorithm, manage execution of the at least one potential replacement algorithm in a shadow environment, and report performance information associated with the current algorithm and the at least one potential replacement algorithm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Vrinda RAJIV, Bradford MILLER, Kirk Lars BRUNS, Michael KINSTREY, Charles THEURER
  • Publication number: 20190286071
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, an available algorithm data store may contain information about a pool of available algorithms. An algorithm selection platform coupled to the available algorithm data store may access the information about the pool of available algorithms and compare the information about each of the pool of available algorithms with at least one requirement associated with the current algorithm executing in the real environment. The algorithm selection platform may then automatically determine algorithm execution context information and, based on said comparison and the algorithm execution context information, select at least one of the pool of available algorithms as a potential replacement algorithm. An indication of the selected at least one potential replacement algorithm may then be transmitted (e.g., to be evaluated in a shadow environment by an algorithm evaluation platform).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Charles THEURER, Bradford MILLER, Kirk Lars BRUNS, Vrinda RAJIV, Michael KINSTREY
  • Publication number: 20190275782
    Abstract: A method of processing a substrate, with a first major surface of the substrate removably bonded to a first major surface of a first carrier and a second major surface of the substrate removably bonded to a first major surface of a second carrier, includes initiating debonding at a first location of an outer peripheral bonded interface between the substrate and the first carrier to separate a portion of the first carrier from the substrate. The method further includes propagating a first debond front from the first debonded location along a first direction extending away from the first debonded location by sequentially applying a plurality of lifting forces to the first carrier at a corresponding plurality of sequential lifting locations of the first carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Christina Sue Bennett, Raymond Charles Cady, Hyun-Soo Choi, Claire Renata Coble, Byungchul Kim, Timothy Michael Miller, Joseph William Soper, Gary Carl Weber
  • Patent number: D872194
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Wonder Workshop, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne Miller, Jussi Timonen, Charles Forth Rosenwasser, Diego Rivas, Dave Heigho