Patents by Inventor Charles Miller

Charles 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: 20210141508
    Abstract: One variation of a method for interfacing a computer to a human includes: detecting application of a first input onto a touch sensor surface and a first force magnitude of the first input; in response to the first force magnitude exceeding a first threshold magnitude, actuating a vibrator coupled to the touch sensor surface during a first click cycle and triggering an audio driver proximal the touch sensor surface to output a click sound during the first click cycle; detecting retraction of the first input from the touch sensor surface and a second force magnitude of the first input; and, in response to the second force magnitude falling below a second threshold magnitude less than the first threshold magnitude, actuating the vibrator during a second click cycle distinct from the first click cycle and triggering the audio driver to output the click sound during the second click cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Ilya Daniel Rosenberg, John Aaron Zarraga, Brogan Miller, Charles Watson, Tomer Moscovich, Alexander Grau
  • Publication number: 20210132955
    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: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2021
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Christopher Valasek, Charles Miller
  • Patent number: 10994795
    Abstract: Methods and systems for producing a mobility assist hybrid vehicle from an OEM hybrid vehicle may include: Removing the hybrid battery from the hybrid vehicle; removing at least a portion of a floor of the hybrid vehicle that extends from about a longitudinal position to about a second longitudinal position; mounting a replacement floor assembly to the hybrid vehicle, the replacement floor assembly defining a battery well sized to receive the hybrid battery, the battery well being located at about the first longitudinal position, the replacement floor assembly also being configured to receive a mobility access system at about the second longitudinal position; mounting the hybrid battery within the battery well of the replacement floor assembly; placing a first cover plate over the hybrid battery; mounting the mobility access system to the replacement floor assembly; and placing a second cover plate over the mobility access system, the first and second cover plates defining a substantially flat interior floor
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Vantage Mobility International, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Lindfors Perez, Mark Charles Miller, Kirsten Nichole Mangum, Steven Paul Ungetheim
  • Patent number: 10997810
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: The Chamberlain Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley Charles Atwell, Garth Wesley Hopkins, Oddy Khamharn, Edward James Lukas, Mark Edward Miller, Jay Edward Peterson
  • Publication number: 20210118572
    Abstract: Two or more electrophysiology characteristics can be graphically represented in a single representation output, for example, by an electroanatomical mapping system. The system can generate or receive multiple electrophysiology maps, one for each of a corresponding number of electrophysiological characteristics. The system can also generate or receive a three-dimensional anatomical model, such as a cardiac surface model, that includes a focal point. The system can identify a display region about the focal point and transform the display region from a three-dimensional surface into a plane. One or more of the electrophysiology maps can be represented by varying the elevation of the plane, e.g., according to value(s) of the represented electrophysiological characteristic(s). One or more additional electrophysiology maps can be represented on the elevation-varied plane, e.g., in color scale, grey scale, or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Valtino X. Afonso, Frank Miller, William Choe, Charles Boorman, Austin Davies, Nate Mullins, Sri Sundaram, Austin Stucky
  • Patent number: 10981898
    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: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    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: 10980299
    Abstract: A bottom garment for providing comfort to the wearer. The bottom garment may include a front panel and a back panel, both the front panel and the back panel formed of a high weft-stretch fabric. The bottom garment may also include a garment lining formed of a higher weft-stretch fabric, low weight fabric attached on the inside of the panels inside of the garment, above a crotch point of the bottom garment. The stretch in the weft direction of the garment lining is greater than a stretch in the weft direction of the front panel and the back panel. The stretch in the warp direction of the garment lining is less than the stretch in the weft direction of the garment lining. The bottom garment may further include an elastic support band for maintaining the position of the garment when the garment is worn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Wrangler Apparel Corp.
    Inventors: Whitney Neary, Amber Burke, Angela Kathleen Primavera, Hannah Alice Palmer, Shawn Tilson Mueller, Robert Owen, Ye Ren De, Surendar Sihag, Yu Hui Bin, John D. Lindquist, Steven Charles Miller
  • Publication number: 20210095936
    Abstract: A pre-pack assembly for use with an air gun that fires non-lethal projectiles and for use with a magazine that is removably insertable into the air gun, the pre-pack assembly includes a pre-pack that contains non-lethal projectiles, where inserting the pre-pack into a chamber of the magazine 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: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: Unit Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn Sandgren, Juan D. Tobón, Nathaniel Jacob Leon, Christopher Blodgett, Daniel Luby, Charles Miller
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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: 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
  • 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
  • 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: 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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