Patents by Inventor Clark A. Miller

Clark 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: 20230419956
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices are described herein for placing secondary content into a break of unknown duration in a stream of primary content. In one aspect, the described techniques may include streaming a segment of primary content, for example, by a reduce capability client device, such as a mobile device or tablet. The device may receive information indicative of a break in the streaming of the primary content. The device may play secondary content based on receiving the information indicative of the break. The device may determine when a next segment of the primary content is available, and begin streaming the next segment of the primary content upon detecting that the second segment of the primary content is available.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2023
    Publication date: December 28, 2023
    Inventors: Benjamin Aaron Miller, Jason D. Justman, Lora Clark Bouchard, Michael Ellery Bouchard, Kevin James Cotlove, Mathew Keith Gitchell, Stacia Lynn Haisch, Jonathan David Kersten, Matthew Karl Marchio, Peter Arthur Pulliam, George Allen Smith, Todd Christopher Tibbetts
  • Publication number: 20230365954
    Abstract: The invention relates to an affinity resin functionalized with small molecule inhibitors of glycoside-cleaving enzymes, e.g., ?-galactosidase A (?-Gal A), glucocerebrosidase (GCB), ?-galactosidase, and acid alpha-glucosidase (GAA), and a method for purifying glycoside-cleaving enzymes produced in a cell line using the small molecule inhibitor-functionalized affinity resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2023
    Publication date: November 16, 2023
    Applicant: TAKEDA PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Brian Dwyer, Bohong Zhang, Jun Hu, Muthuraman Meiyappan, Thomas Miller, Paul McLean, Clark Pan
  • Patent number: 11818159
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for assessing and determining risks that are posed by various users to a website. The determined risk for each user can be used to modify the user experience of the website in a manner that is commensurate with the risk (or non-risk) posed by the user. Assessment of risks posed a website guest can be performed by collecting guest-related data from a plurality of different service engines, aggregating contextual information from the guest-related data, and calculating a risk score based on the contextual information. The risk score can represent the internal reputation of the guest using the guest device. The risk score can be transmitted to a remote computing device and used to modify content of the website according to the risk score. Further, a recommended action can be determined based on the risk score, which can be taken by a backend service for the website guest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Troy T. Miller, Erik Thoreson, Matt Clark, Nidhi Agarwal, Rachit Singhal, Suhas Chakravarthi, Vinod Joseph, Abhayjeet Singh, Timothy James Hruska, Evan Gaustad
  • Publication number: 20230342813
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods present a content item and question from an inquirer to a group of users in a first feedback session with a requirement for the users to provide predictions of how a member of a distinct target group will respond to the content item, receiving, during the first feedback session, the first group's prediction of the target group's responses, presenting, during a second feedback session, the same content item and the same question to the target group with a requirement for the target group to provide responses directed to their own responses, constructing a predictive model of the target group based on responses received from the target group during the second feedback session, measuring accuracy of the first group's predictions using the target group predictive model and providing the inquirer access to an ordered visual representation of the first group users arranged as a function of accuracy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2023
    Publication date: October 26, 2023
    Applicant: RAADZ INC.
    Inventor: Matthew Clark Miller
  • Patent number: 11783816
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods are described herein for providing a graphical user interface for configuring presentations of content and controlling distribution of content, for example, through in conjunction with a management system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Aaron Miller, Jason D. Justman, Lora Clark Bouchard, Michael Ellery Bouchard, Kevin James Cotlove, Mathew Keith Gitchell, Stacia Lynn Haisch, Jonathan David Kersten, Todd Christopher Tibbetts
  • Publication number: 20230280032
    Abstract: A combined cycle engine is formed of a gas turbine cycle coupled with a fuel expansion cycle in which fuel for the gas turbine cycle is the working fluid of the fuel expansion cycle. The fuel expansion cycle comprises, in flow series, a fuel pump for pumping a cryogenic fuel for the gas turbine cycle, a first heat exchanger for heating the fuel, an expander to recover power by expansion of the fuel and to thereby drive a load, and a second heat exchanger to reheat the fuel. The gas turbine cycle comprises, in flow series, a compressor, a combustor for combustion of reheated fuel delivered from the second heat exchanger, and a turbine configured to drive the compressor. The first heat exchanger and the second heat exchanger are stationed downstream of the combustor and configured to transfer heat from combustion products to the fuel in the fuel expansion cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2023
    Publication date: September 7, 2023
    Applicant: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventors: Nathan CLARK, Robert J. MILLER, Chloe J PALMER, Jacopo TACCONI
  • Publication number: 20230267924
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein for optimizing the presentation of content through obtaining viewership metrics, generating multiple renditions of presentations of content, and selecting optimized renditions of content. One aspect includes associating a request for viewership metrics with a presentation of content, publishing the presentation of content, and receiving information of the viewership metrics associated with the presentation. Another aspect includes copying a presentation of a content item, creating a second presentation of the content item for publishing over one or more channels, and linking the presentation of the content item to the second presentation of the content item, such that a change to one propagates to the other of the presentation of the content item or the second presentation of the content item. In yet another aspect, a content rendition may be selected for presentation based on performance of the rendition out of multiple renditions in an auction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2023
    Publication date: August 24, 2023
    Inventors: Benjamin Aaron Miller, Jason D. Justman, Lora Clark Bouchard, Michael Ellery Bouchard, Kevin James Cotlove, Mathew Keith Gitchell, Stacia Lynn Haisch, Jonathan David Kersten, Matthew Karl Marchio, Peter Arthur Pulliam, George Allen Smith, Todd Christopher Tibbetts
  • Patent number: 11727924
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices are described herein for placing secondary content into a break of unknown duration in a stream of primary content. In one aspect, the described techniques may include streaming a segment of primary content, for example, by a reduce capability client device, such as a mobile device or tablet. The device may receive information indicative of a break in the streaming of the primary content. The device may play secondary content based on receiving the information indicative of the break. The device may determine when a next segment of the primary content is available, and begin streaming the next segment of the primary content upon detecting that the second segment of the primary content is available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Aaron Miller, Jason D. Justman, Lora Clark Bouchard, Michael Ellery Bouchard, Kevin James Cotlove, Mathew Keith Gitchell, Stacia Lynn Haisch, Jonathan David Kersten, Matthew Karl Marchio, Peter Arthur Pulliam, George Allen Smith, Todd Christopher Tibbetts
  • Patent number: 11701595
    Abstract: A reaction controlled system of includes a track, a trolley that travels along the track, an animated figure coupled to the trolley, at least one reaction control element coupled to a portion of the animated figure (e.g., on the features, limbs, and/or body of the animated figure), and a controller. The controller detects presence of a ride vehicle or a guest. The controller also controls the trolley to position the animated figure based on the presence of the ride vehicle or the guest. The controller also controls animation of the animated figure by operating the reaction control element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: Universal City Studios LLC
    Inventors: Pratik Sanjay Chatrath, Benjamin Clark, Robert Cortelyou, Timothy J. Eck, Byron C. Miller, James B. Winfrey, Ethan Terwilliger, Corey Cox, Justin Daimler
  • Patent number: 11685912
    Abstract: The invention relates to an affinity resin functionalized with small molecule inhibitors of glycoside-cleaving enzymes, e.g., ?-galactosidase A (?-Gal A), glucocerebrosidase (GCB), ?-galactosidase, and acid alpha-glucosidase (GAA), and a method for purifying glycoside-cleaving enzymes produced in a cell line using the small molecule inhibitor-functionalized affinity resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: TAKEDA PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Brian Dwyer, Bohong Zhang, Jun Hu, Muthuraman Meiyappan, Thomas Miller, Paul McLean, Clark Pan
  • Patent number: 11676584
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods are described herein for distributing syndicated content or content with one or more distribution restrictions. In one aspect, a method may include assigning a unique ID to a plurality of content items, where the unique ID of at least one of the content items is associated with one or more property distribution restrictions. The method may further include streaming in a video stream the content items to at least two properties and monitoring the unique IDs of the plurality of content items streamed in the video stream to detect least one content item associated with the one or more property distribution restrictions. The distribution of the least one content item associated with the one or more property distribution restrictions may be blocked from the one or more properties concurrently with streaming the video stream, based on the one or more property distribution restrictions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Aaron Miller, Jason D. Justman, Lora Clark Bouchard, Michael Ellery Bouchard, Kevin James Cotlove, Mathew Keith Gitchell, Stacia Lynn Haisch, Jonathan David Kersten, Matthew Karl Marchio, Peter Arthur Pulliam, George Allen Smith, Todd Christopher Tibbetts
  • Patent number: 11669848
    Abstract: Presenting a content item and a question from an inquirer to a group of users in a first feedback session with a requirement for the users to provide predictions of how a member of a distinct target group will respond to the content item in the future, receiving, during the first feedback session, the first group's prediction of the target group's future responses, presenting, during a second feedback session, the same content item and the same question to the target group with a requirement for the target group to provide responses directed to their own responses, constructing a predictive model of the target group based on responses received from the target group during the second feedback session, measuring accuracy of the first group's prediction using the target group predictive model, and providing inquirer access to the predictive model of the target group and the most accurate prediction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: RAADZ INC.
    Inventor: Matthew Clark Miller
  • Patent number: 11664019
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein for optimizing the presentation of content through obtaining viewership metrics, generating multiple renditions of presentations of content, and selecting optimized renditions of content. One aspect includes associating a request for viewership metrics with a presentation of content, publishing the presentation of content, and receiving information of the viewership metrics associated with the presentation. Another aspect includes copying a presentation of a content item, creating a second presentation of the content item for publishing over one or more channels, and linking the presentation of the content item to the second presentation of the content item, such that a change to one propagates to the other of the presentation of the content item or the second presentation of the content item. In yet another aspect, a content rendition may be selected for presentation based on performance of the rendition out of multiple renditions in an auction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Aaron Miller, Jason D. Justman, Lora Clark Bouchard, Michael Ellery Bouchard, Kevin James Cotlove, Mathew Keith Gitchell, Stacia Lynn Haisch, Jonathan David Kersten, Matthew Karl Marchio, Peter Arthur Pulliam, George Allen Smith, Todd Christopher Tibbetts
  • Publication number: 20210027327
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a system, method, and apparatus that incentivizes users to give thoughtful answers when completing reviews by only rewarding, a portion of users that complete the reviews. An item (e.g., an advertisement, product design, or logo) may be presented to a number of users along with a query about the item. Answers may be received from the users and a comparison value may be calculated for the answers. A deviation value may then be determined for each user between the answer the user provided and the comparison value. The number of users may then be ranked according to their respective deviation values with a lower deviation value corresponding to a lower ranking. One or more users with the lowest rankings may then be provided with a reward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventor: Matthew Clark Miller
  • Patent number: 10703996
    Abstract: Systems for reforming a feedstock comprising paraffins and naphthenes. A first reactor containing a first reforming catalyst is operable to maintain a temperature and pressure that facilitates conversion of naphthenes in the feedstock to aromatics while facilitating conversion of less than 50 wt. % of paraffins in the feedstock to olefins. A first separator receives and separates the first effluent that is produced in the first reactor to produce a first fraction enriched in aromatics and a second fraction enriched in paraffins. A second reactor containing a second reforming catalyst is operable to maintain a temperature and pressure that facilitates conversion of at least 50 wt. % of paraffins in the second fraction to olefins. The system is operable to produce a liquid hydrocarbon product suitable for use as a blend component of a liquid transportation fuel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Phillips 66 Company
    Inventors: Edward C. Weintrob, Sundararajan Uppili, Clark A. Miller, Tushar V. Choudhary
  • Publication number: 20190370844
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a system, method, and apparatus that incentivizes users to give thoughtful answers when completing reviews by only rewarding a portion of users that complete the reviews. An item (e.g., an advertisement, product design, or logo) may be presented to a number of users along with a query about the item. Answers may be received from the users and a comparison value may be calculated for the answers. A deviation value may then be determined for each user between the answer the user provided and the comparison value. The number of users may then be ranked according to their respective deviation values with a lower deviation value corresponding to a lower ranking. One or more users with the lowest rankings may then be provided with a reward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventor: Matthew Clark Miller
  • Patent number: 10465129
    Abstract: Process for reforming a hydrocarbon feedstock comprising paraffins and naphthenes. A hydrocarbon feedstock is separated to produce a first fraction enriched in naphthenes and a second fraction that is enriched in paraffins. The first fraction is contacted with a first reforming catalyst in a first reactor that is maintained at a temperature and pressure that facilitates conversion of naphthenes to aromatics. The second fraction is contacted with a second reforming catalyst in a second reactor at a temperature and pressure that converts at least 50 wt. % of paraffins in the second fraction to olefins. The process produces a liquid hydrocarbon reformate product suitable for use as a blend component of a liquid transportation fuel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Phillips 66 Company
    Inventors: Edward C. Weintrob, Sundararajan Uppili, Clark A. Miller, Tushar V. Choudhary
  • Patent number: 10457876
    Abstract: Process for reforming a hydrocarbon feedstock comprising paraffins and naphthenes. A hydrocarbon feedstock is contacted with a first reforming catalyst in a first reactor at a temperature and pressure that facilitates conversion of naphthenes to aromatics while converting less than 50 wt. % of paraffins in the feedstock to olefins, thereby producing a first effluent that is separated into a first fraction that is enriched in aromatics and a second fraction that is enriched in paraffins. The second fraction is contacted with a second reforming catalyst in a second reactor at a temperature and pressure that converts at least 50 wt. % of paraffins in the second fraction to olefins. The process produces a liquid hydrocarbon reformate product suitable for use as a blend component of a liquid transportation fuel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Phillips 66 Company
    Inventors: Edward C. Weintrob, Sundararajan Uppili, Clark A. Miller, Tushar V. Choudhary
  • Patent number: 10421918
    Abstract: Systems for reforming a hydrocarbon feedstock, where the system is operable to selectively reform different sub-components of the hydrocarbon feedstock using at least two structurally-distinct reforming catalysts. Advantages may include a decreased rate of reforming catalyst deactivation and an increased yield of a liquid hydrocarbon reformate product that is characterized by at least one of an increased octane rating and a decreased vapor pressure compared to the liquid hydrocarbon reformate product of conventional one-step reforming systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Phillips 66 Company
    Inventors: Edward C. Weintrob, Sundararajan Uppili, Clark A. Miller, Tushar V. Choudhary
  • Publication number: 20190062649
    Abstract: Processes for reforming a hydrocarbon feedstock by selectively reforming different sub-components of the feedstock using at least two compositionally-distinct reforming catalysts. Advantages may include a decreased rate of reforming catalyst deactivation and an increased yield of a liquid hydrocarbon reformate product that is characterized by at least one of an increased octane rating and a decreased vapor pressure (relative to conventional one-step reforming processes and systems).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: Phillips 66 Company
    Inventors: Edward C. Weintrob, Sundararajan Uppili, Clark A. Miller, Tushar V. Choudhary