Patents by Inventor Christian Miller

Christian 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: 10589871
    Abstract: A method of prognostic health monitoring is provided for use with an aircraft. The method includes generating torque for controlling positions of controllable surfaces at right- and left-hand-sides (RHS and LHS) of the aircraft in a power drive unit (PDU) based on torque-limiter (TL) thresholds, performing real-time monitoring of the torque at the RHS and LHS of the aircraft, generating RHS and LHS torque information from results of the performing of the real-time monitoring, analyzing the RHS and LHS torque information and controlling operations of the PDU based on results of the analysis by at least one of modifying, tuning and defining the TL thresholds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Erik Harrington, Christian Miller, Yuniya S. Bishop, Jason B. Kreienheder, Michael Skirtich, Gregory T. Wallen
  • Patent number: 10562692
    Abstract: A multi-chamber bag portion can be used as a package for a curable multi-component compound. The multi-chamber bag portion has at least two chambers separated from one another in liquid-tight manner, where one of the chambers is filled with a reactive component and at least one other chamber with a hardener component for the reactive component. The multi-chamber bag portion also has at least one separating element, which in storage condition separates the chambers from one another in liquid-tight manner and in ready-to-use condition provides fluidic communication between the chambers for mixing of the reactive component and the hardener component. An opening portion, which can be opened to discharge the mixed multi-component compound, is also a component of the multi-chamber bag portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Christian Foerg, Jekaterina Miller, Esther Rahel Kluj, Mario Paetow
  • Patent number: 10544215
    Abstract: The invention provides antibody-drug conjugates comprising an antibody conjugated to a 1-(chloromethyl)-2,3-dihydro-1H-benzo[e]indole (CBI) dimer drug moiety via a linker, and methods of using the antibody-drug conjugates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Genentech, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Flygare, Thomas H. Pillow, Brian Safina, Vishal Verma, BinQing Wei, William Denny, Anna Giddens, Ho Lee, Guo-Liang Lu, Christian Miller, Gordon Rewcastle, Moana Tercel, Muriel Bonnet
  • Patent number: 10518415
    Abstract: A packaging technique for applying an insulating pack to the housing of a battery cell. The insulating pack is formed from a self-adhesive cutout of insulating material by folding the cutout onto the sides of the housing that are to be covered. The packaging technique involves a packaging method for automatically applying an insulating pack, a battery cell including an insulating pack, a packaging station for carrying out the method, and a preparation device for preparing one or more cutouts of insulating material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: KUKA Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Henrik Keller, Markus Finke, Anja Werling, Maximilian Heinig, Horacio Martinez, Christian Meissner, Mario Miller, Holger Moennich, Thomas Neff, Tobias Reichl, Nina Sauthoff, Osama Shahin, Oliver Thilmann, Olaf Wegener
  • Patent number: 10501201
    Abstract: Actuator systems and methods for controlling aerodynamic control surfaces of aircraft including a first actuator receiving a first input and a first linear translation element that moves based thereon, the first linear translation element operably connected to a first portion of the control surface. A first sensor assembly is disposed relative to the first actuator that generates an output based on a displacement of the first translation element. A second actuator receives a second input and a second linear translation element moves based on the second input, the second linear translation element operably connected to a second portion of the control surface. A second sensor assembly is disposed relative to the second actuator that generates a second sensor output based on a displacement of the second translation element. A controller generates the inputs and receives the sensor outputs to determine if an error condition exists for the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Erik Harrington, Christian Miller, Yuniya S. Bishop
  • Patent number: 10473163
    Abstract: A predictive system is provided and include a torque-limiter, a sensor disposed to sense a condition of the torque-limiter and a processing system. The processing system is coupled to the sensor and configured to process readings of the sensor, to calculate whether the condition of the torque-limiter is indicative of degradation or failure incidents based on the readings being processed and to determine whether an action should be taken based on a calculation result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Erik Harrington, David G. Hill, Rachel Gallagher, Cory M. Crandall-Seibert, Victor Barger, Timothy Michael Mayer, Artemio Pérez, Christian Miller, Yuniya S. Bishop
  • Patent number: 10442836
    Abstract: The invention provides antibody-drug conjugates comprising an antibody conjugated to a 1-(chloromethyl)-2,3-dihydro-1H-benzo[e]indole (CBI) dimer drug moiety via a linker, and methods of using the antibody-drug conjugates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Genentech, Inc.
    Inventors: John Flygare, Thomas Pillow, Brian Safina, Vishal Verma, Binqing Wei, William Denny, Anna Giddens, Ho Lee, Guo-Liang Lu, Christian Miller, Gordon Rewcastle, Moana Tercel, Muriel Bonnet
  • Publication number: 20190289085
    Abstract: A method of tracking online user behavior. The method calls for providing a networked computer server which includes a web hosting platform. The computer server is configured to provide a user access to the web hosting platform. The method further requires creating a unique identifier for the user of the web hosting platform. The unique identifier is associated with a first device employed by the user to access the web hosting platform. The method includes creating a contact record configured to store identifying information of the user and linking the contact record to the unique identifier. Further, the method includes creating an activity record for the user by linking the activity record to the unique identifier. In addition, the method calls for storing the activity record, unique identifier, and contract record in a database to generate a track record of the user's online behavior for display by the computer server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: Indigenous Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle Miller, Christian Ricci
  • Patent number: 10383996
    Abstract: A medication delivery device comprises an injection device having a reservoir comprising a medicament to be ejected, and a sensor arranged to detect an ejection of the medicament from the injection device, the sensor being arranged to output a signal comprising ejecting information, and a processor for collecting and storing the ejection information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Novo Nordisk A/S
    Inventors: Thomas Miller, Christian Peter Enggaard, Preben Nielsen, Bodo von Münchow
  • Publication number: 20190092492
    Abstract: A method of prognostic health monitoring is provided for use with an aircraft. The method includes performing real-time monitoring of torque generated for controlling positions of controllable surfaces at right- and left-hand-sides (RHS and LHS) of the aircraft, generating RHS and LHS torque information from results of the monitoring and comparing the RHS and LHS torque information at least with each other or with corresponding historic torque information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Erik Harrington, Christian Miller, Yuniya S. Bishop
  • Publication number: 20190092491
    Abstract: A method of prognostic health monitoring is provided for use with an aircraft. The method includes generating torque for controlling positions of controllable surfaces at right- and left-hand-sides (RHS and LHS) of the aircraft in a power drive unit (PDU) based on torque-limiter (TL) thresholds, performing real-time monitoring of the torque at the RHS and LHS of the aircraft, generating RHS and LHS torque information from results of the performing of the real-time monitoring, analyzing the RHS and LHS torque information and controlling operations of the PDU based on results of the analysis by at least one of modifying, tuning and defining the TL thresholds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Erik Harrington, Christian Miller, Yuniya S. Bishop, Jason B. Kreienheder, Michael Skirtich, Gregory T. Wallen
  • Publication number: 20190061531
    Abstract: A method for braking a motor in a high lift system of an aircraft, the high lift system comprising a central power drive unit for moving high lift surfaces arranged at a wing through providing rotational power by means of a transmission shaft to a plurality of drive stations operably coupled with the high lift surfaces; which power drive unit is operatively coupled to a controller and comprises at least one electric motor coupled therewith. The method includes determining a braking requirement for the at least one electric motor, measuring at least one of a current command to the motor and a current speed and direction of the at least one electric motor, based on the braking requirement, applying a braking command to the at least one electric motor, and reducing the braking command as the at least one electric motor comes to rest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Erik Harrington, Victor Barger, Adam M. Finney, Timothy Michael Mayer, Yuniya S. Bishop, Adam Crandall, Darrell E. Ankney, Eugene W. Dolfi, Michael C. Harke, Christian Miller, Artemio Pérez
  • Publication number: 20190063508
    Abstract: A predictive system is provided and include a torque-limiter, a sensor disposed to sense a condition of the torque-limiter and a processing system. The processing system is coupled to the sensor and configured to process readings of the sensor, to calculate whether the condition of the torque-limiter is indicative of degradation or failure incidents based on the readings being processed and to determine whether an action should be taken based on a calculation result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Erik Harrington, David G. Hill, Rachel Gallagher, Cory M. Crandall-Seibert, Victor Barger, Timothy Michael Mayer, Artemio Pérez, Christian Miller, Yuniya S. Bishop
  • Patent number: 10202088
    Abstract: A single-unit aerospace remote sensing and solid state power controller may include a processing module, a remote data concentrator (RDC) module in communication with the processing module, and configured to receive analog or discrete or discrete input comprising load sensor information and translate the analog or discrete input into a protocol operable by the processing module. The single-unit aerospace remote sensing and solid state power controller may further include a solid state power controller in communication with the RDC and the processing module, configured to receive load sensor information from the RDC module and control at least one load mechanism based on the load sensor information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kevin Case Fritz, Christian Miller
  • Publication number: 20190023378
    Abstract: Control surface operating systems for controlling aerodynamic control surfaces of aircraft are provided. The systems includes a drive system operably connected to a drive shaft, the drive system including a continuously variable transmission, at least one actuator operably connected to the drive shaft and arranged to convert rotational movement of the drive shaft to move at least a portion of the aerodynamic control surface, and at least one control surface operably connected to the at least one actuator, wherein the at least one control surface is adjusted by the at least one actuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Christian Miller, Yuniya S. Bishop, Erik Harrington
  • Publication number: 20180304995
    Abstract: An aircraft is provided. The aircraft includes fuselage, an aerodynamic element extending from the fuselage and including a main section and an adjustable section which is adjustable relative to the main section, a power distribution unit (PDU) configured to generate torque to drive an adjustment of the adjustable section, an actuator, torque tubes and elastomeric couplings. The PDU is disposed proximate to a fuselage-aerodynamic interface. The actuator is disposed along the aerodynamic element and is receptive of the torque for driving the adjustment of the adjustable section. The torque tubes transmit the torque from the PDU to the actuator and are arranged between the PDU and the actuator such that adjacent torque tubes define an obtuse angle. The elastomeric couplings are disposed at respective ends of each of the torque tubes to enable torque transmission between at least the adjacent torque tubes defining the obtuse angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Erik Harrington, Yuniya S. Bishop, Christian Miller
  • Publication number: 20180273199
    Abstract: Actuator systems and methods for controlling aerodynamic control surfaces of aircraft including a first actuator receiving a first input and a first linear translation element that moves based thereon, the first linear translation element operably connected to a first portion of the control surface. A first sensor assembly is disposed relative to the first actuator that generates an output based on a displacement of the first translation element. A second actuator receives a second input and a second linear translation element moves based on the second input, the second linear translation element operably connected to a second portion of the control surface. A second sensor assembly is disposed relative to the second actuator that generates a second sensor output based on a displacement of the second translation element. A controller generates the inputs and receives the sensor outputs to determine if an error condition exists for the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Erik Harrington, Christian Miller, Yuniya S. Bishop
  • Patent number: 10048997
    Abstract: A system for mitigating a solid state power controller (SSPC) open fault caused by single event latchup (SEL) on a power module includes a microprocessor in a control communication and power supply module (CCP) configured to determine whether communication with a microcontroller in at least one of a solid state power controller (SSPC) and a second SSPC in the power module is lost. The microprocessor in the CCP is operatively connected to the power module and configured to notify, via a backplane communication bus, the microcontroller on the power module that the communication with the SSPC in the power module is lost. The microcontroller in the SSPC is configured to set a low power operation of a second SSPC in the power module not affected by SEL in response to loss of reception of command messages from the microprocessor in the CCP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Milorad Manojlovic, Christian Miller
  • Publication number: 20170331208
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a circuit board apparatus includes providing a circuit board that has a socket with at least one plated through-hole and providing a connector that has a housing with first and second connector interfaces that have, respectively, at least first and second connector contacts. The first connector interface opens into an interior of the housing such that there is a vapor path through the first connector interface and interior of the housing to the second connector contact at the second connector interface. The first connector contact is inserted through the resilient seal and into the plated through-hole such that the resilient seal intimately seals around the first connector contact to provide a barrier at the first connector interface into the vapor path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Robert C. Cooney, John A. Dickey, Christian Miller, Kevin Case Fritz
  • Publication number: 20170322839
    Abstract: A system for mitigating a solid state power controller (SSPC) open fault caused by single event latchup (SEL) on a power module includes a microprocessor in a control communication and power supply module (CCP) configured to determine whether communication with a microcontroller in at least one of a solid state power controller (SSPC) and a second SSPC in the power module is lost. The microprocessor in the CCP is operatively connected to the power module and configured to notify, via a backplane communication bus, the microcontroller on the power module that the communication with the SSPC in the power module is lost. The microcontroller in the SSPC is configured to set a low power operation of a second SSPC in the power module not affected by SEL in response to loss of reception of command messages from the microprocessor in the CCP.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: Milorad Manojlovic, Christian Miller