Patents by Inventor Daniel James Miller

Daniel James 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: 20200317084
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to charge electric vehicles are disclosed. An example method includes monitoring, via a processor, a battery charge level of an electric vehicle receiving a battery charge from a mobile charging unit. The example method includes determining, via the processor, a remaining trip distance of the electric vehicle from a location of the battery charge to a trip destination. The example method further includes determining, via the processor, a target charge level for the battery charge. The target charge level corresponds to when the battery charge level provides a first probability that the electric vehicle will reach the trip destination without an additional battery charge. The example method also includes generating, via the processor, a signal to stop the battery charge when the battery charge level reaches the target charge level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel Mark SCHAFFER, Kenneth James MILLER
  • Publication number: 20200317077
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to charge electric vehicles are disclosed. An example method includes receiving, at a processor, a request for a mobile charging unit to meet an electric vehicle to provide a battery charge to the electric vehicle. The request is generated by the electric vehicle when a ratio of a remaining trip distance of the electric vehicle to a remaining expected range of the electric vehicle exceeds a threshold. The example method further includes identifying, via the processor, a location for the battery charge based on input from a user of the electric vehicle regarding a plurality of possible locations for the battery charge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel Mark SCHAFFER, Kenneth James MILLER
  • Publication number: 20200317074
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to charge electric vehicles are disclosed. An example method includes determining, via a processor, a remaining trip distance for an electric vehicle. The example method further includes determining, via the processor, a remaining expected range of the electric vehicle. The example method also includes transmitting a request for a mobile charging unit to meet the electric vehicle at a location when a ratio of the remaining trip distance to a remaining expected range exceeds a first threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Kenneth James MILLER, Daniel Mark SCHAFFER
  • Patent number: 10768210
    Abstract: A device for detecting stray electrical currents in fluid mediums comprises at least two probes for partially disposing in a fluid medium and a control unit. The control unit comprises at least one analog-to-digital signal converter in electrical communication with at least one of the probes, at least one audio-visual alarm, and a processor operably coupled to the at least one converter and to the at least one audio-visual alarm. The processor is operable to measure an electrical potential difference between the two probes, to analyze a plurality of the measurements to determine whether a predetermined frequency is present, and to transmit an alert signal to the audio-visual alarm if the predetermined frequency is present. Advantageously, by monitoring for the frequency, the device more consistently and more reliably detects the presence of stray alternating currents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Marine Co. Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Bruce Fitzgerald, Arnar Thors, Roger Alan Miller, John David Cook, Daniel James Myers
  • Patent number: 10696455
    Abstract: By securely affixing or bonding a multi-layer film to the terminating end of a closure/stopper, with the multi-layer film being constructed for promoting the transfer of all of the desirable gases, chemicals, and/or compounds while preventing the transfer of undesirable gases, chemicals, and/or compounds, a unique, closure or stopper having a sealed and/or barrier bearing terminating end is achieved. In this way, wine sealed in the wine bottle by the closure/stopper of the present invention is assured of possessing a long storage life, while also having the flavor, bouquet, taste, and quality desired for the wine fully maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: VINVENTIONS USA, LLC
    Inventors: Darrell James Miller, Lindsay Herman Davis, Marco Josef Otto Kirch, Daniel Robert Bartholomew, Olav Marcus Aagaard, Malcolm Joseph Thompson
  • Patent number: 10688265
    Abstract: A cushion member for a patient interface device that includes a main body portion including a plurality of chambers and a self-sealing cap portion coupled to the main body portion. The cap portion covers each of the chambers and forms a plurality of membrane members, with each membrane member being positioned over and sealing a respective one of the chambers. The cap portion is made of a self-sealing material such that that each of the membrane members is structured to self-seal responsive to having a needle inserted through and pulled out of the membrane member. Also, an apparatus and a method for selectively adjusting the internal pressure of the chambers of such a cushion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Robert William Baiko, Daniel James Miller, Alicia Marie Zack
  • Patent number: 10663791
    Abstract: A material system for a surface display unit that includes a first side (i.e., a proximal side) that faces a viewer of the surface display unit and a second side (i.e., a distal side) facing away from the viewer. The material system provides at least three appearance states, including a generally opaque first appearance state when the surface display unit is “off” (i.e., not used to display images), a second appearance state in which the material system is illuminated from the first (i.e., proximal) side to display a first image (e.g., information and/or decoration) that is perceptible to the viewer, and a third appearance state in which the material system is illuminated from the second (i.e., distal) side to display a second image (e.g., information and/or decoration) that is perceptible to the viewer. Surface display units, systems, and methods comprising the material system are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Jacques Gollier, Dmitri Vladislavovich Kuksenkov, William James Miller, Daniel Aloysius Nolan, Charlene Marie Smith, James Andrew West
  • Publication number: 20200112460
    Abstract: Described are systems and methods take advantage of properties of sinc filters that remove frequency components at specific integer multiples of a noise frequency. In various embodiments, sampling of multi-channel systems at sufficiently high rates allows for removal of unwanted signals and harmonics from multi-sample sequences. Advantageously, a multi-sample sequence scheduling scheme eliminates the need for noise filtering one channel at a time at each channel's own sampling rate using a separate filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Applicant: Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel David Alexander, Daniel James Miller, Feihua Zhang, Jason R. Ferguson
  • Publication number: 20200044518
    Abstract: In one an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure, an engine includes a drive shaft; an electric machine including a stator assembly and a rotor assembly, the rotor assembly rotatable relative to the stator assembly; and an electrical break, the drive shaft coupled to the rotor assembly through the electrical break.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Brandon Wayne Miller, Daniel Alan Niergarth, Christopher James Kroger, Christian Xavier Stevenson
  • Patent number: 10539076
    Abstract: A self-contained lubrication fluid circulation system for use with a gas turbine engine defining a core air flowpath includes a sump configured to collect lubrication fluid and a heat source coupled in fluid communication with the sump and configured to transfer heat to the lubrication fluid. The system also includes a heat sink positioned within the sump and coupled in fluid communication with the heat source. A lubrication fluid conduit of the system is configured to channel the lubrication fluid between the heat source and the heat sink, wherein the lubrication fluid conduit is positioned entirely within the sump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Daniel Alan Niergarth, Brandon Wayne Miller, Kyle Robert Snow, Christopher James Kroger
  • Publication number: 20200021280
    Abstract: An analog front-end circuit for self-calibrating a comparator, the circuit comprising a comparator in a comparator measurement path; a preamplifier coupled to the comparator by a set of switches; and an amplifier coupled to the preamplifier, the preamplifier receiving a reference signal as a first input and a user-definable reference as a second input, the user-definable reference generating a user-definable value chosen to create a known condition at an output of the preamplifier, the preamplifier determines a residual value that represents a measurement error in a signal path comprising the comparator and is used to adjust the user-definable reference value to calibrate the signal path such that threshold boundaries for the comparator can be adjusted to tighten a comparator specification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel James Miller
  • Patent number: 10488143
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods employing projectile feeding magazine storage and rapid fire toy launch apparatus in combination with dart funnel for feeding darts, anti-jamming loading and launching mechanisms, receiving a series of dart projectiles for rapid magazine loading and firing without mis-fed darts jamming up either the dart magazine or launcher. A magazine loading mechanism is positioned intermediate the funnel and the inserted magazine for receiving darts, and a stuffer mechanism above the inserted magazine penetrates the dart retaining lips of the magazine to stuff darts for loading into the magazine. The dart launching mechanism is positioned in the housing forward the inserted magazine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Hasbro, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert James Victor, Christopher David Miller, Angela Yuan, John Michael Falkowski, II, John Paul Lallier, Daniel King
  • Publication number: 20190353713
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and methods that allow for automatic detection of the highest available cell voltage and/or location of the top voltage in a battery stack, in real-time, without having to use separate, dedicated PCBs for different battery stack configurations, and without having to manually configure PCBs based on the number of cells each battery stack has. In certain embodiments, automatic detection is accomplished by a software-configurable battery management circuit that supports any battery pack size without the need to perform hardware modifications or the added cost of customizing boards for battery stacks that have different numbers of cells. In addition, a novel diode-OR analog multiplexer circuit allows the chip to be powered prior to the selection of the top cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Antoine D. Fifield, Daniel James Miller, Brian A. Miller
  • Publication number: 20190324592
    Abstract: Pressure-sensing touch systems and methods are disclosed for sensing the occurrence of a touch event based on pressure applied at a touch location. The touch system includes a light-source system and a detector system operably adjacent respective input and output edges of a waveguide. Pressure at a touch location on the waveguide gives rise to a touch event causes the waveguide to bend or flex. The waveguide bending causes a change in the optical paths of light traveling by FTIR, causing the light distribution in the output light to change. The changes are detected and are used to determine whether a touch event occurred, as well as the time-evolution of the touch event. The changes in the output light can include polarization changes caused by birefringence induced in the waveguide by the applied pressure applied. Various detector configurations are disclosed for sensing the location and pressure of a touch event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Minghan Chen, Jacques Gollier, Ming-Jun Li, Paul Francis Michaloski, William James Miller, Daniel Aloysius Nolan
  • Publication number: 20190317868
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and methods for real-time fault detection in electrical circuits. Various embodiments provide a fault detection circuit that uses a resistor network that is controlled to detect an internal current leak in multiple directions, e.g., to ground or to a power supply. The magnitude of the leakage current may be estimated from voltage measurements at voltage pins. In addition, as part of circuit diagnostics, open and short circuit fault conditions may be identified by using current sources and measuring deflections at the voltage pins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel James Miller, Brian A. Miller, Daniel J. Black, Daniel David Alexander, Hang Fung Yip, Jiuhui Wang
  • Publication number: 20190302186
    Abstract: Software-configurable battery monitoring and management systems and methods provide flexibility in selecting the location where the highest voltage in a block of cells is sensed so as to support control boards to connect to any number of cells. In certain embodiments, battery management is accomplished by measuring cell voltages in a block of cells in a battery stack, determining whether the battery stack comprises a bus bar, determining a sum of the individual cell voltages, and comparing the voltage at the top of a battery stack, including any bus bar, to the sum of the individual cell voltages to obtain a comparison result that may be used to perform a diagnostic procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Antoine D. Fifield, Jiuhui Wang, Daniel James Miller
  • Publication number: 20190263430
    Abstract: A system and method includes determining, with a sensor assembly disposed onboard a first aerial vehicle, a direction in which a fluid flows within or through the first aerial vehicle, and determining an orientation of the first aerial vehicle relative to a second aerial vehicle based at least in part on the direction in which the fluid flows within or through the first aerial vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Eugene Smith, Ajith Kuttannair Kumar, Wolfgang Daum, Martin Paget, Daniel Rush, Sameh Fahmy, Brad Thomas Costa, Seneca Snyder, Jerry Duncan, Mark Bradshaw Kraeling, Michael Scott Miner, Shannon Joseph Clouse, Anwarul Azam, Matthew Lawrence Blair, Nidhi Naithani, Dattaraj Jagdish Rao, Anju Bind, Sreyashi Dey Chaki, Scott Daniel Nelson, Nikhil Uday Naphade, Wing Yeung Chung, Daniel Malachi Ballesty, Glenn Robert Shaffer, Jeffret James Kisak, Dale Martin DiDomenico, Suresh Govindappa, Manibabu Pippalla, Sethu Madhavan, Jared Klineman Cooper, Huan Tan, John Michael Lizzi, Charles Burton Theurer, Balajee Kannan, Romano Patrick, Brad Thomas Costa, James D. Brooks, Micahel Scott Miner, Harry Kirk Matthews, JR., Bradford Wayne Miller, Neeraja Subrahmaniyan, Brian Joseph McManus, Frank Wawrzyniak, Ralph C. Haddock, III, Robert James Foy, James Glen Corry, Steven Andrew Kellner, Joseph Mario Nazareth, Brian William Schroeck, Shawn Arthur McClintic
  • Publication number: 20190203644
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine includes a turbomachine including a compressor section, a combustion section, a turbine section, and an exhaust section arranged in serial flow order and together defining at least in part a core air flowpath. The gas turbine engine also includes a thermal management system including a flowpath heat exchanger coupled to, or integrated into, one or more components of the compressor section, the combustion section, the turbine section, or the exhaust section such that the flowpath heat exchanger is directly thermally coupled to an airflow through the core air flowpath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel Alan Niergarth, Brandon Wayne Miller, Raymond Floyd Martell, Jeffrey Douglas Rambo, Ryan James Matthys, Joel Francis Kirk
  • Patent number: 10297092
    Abstract: One example dynamic display system includes: (a) a vehicle including steering, an accelerator, brakes, sensors recording sensor data, a display, a processor, and memory; (b) a display program operatively coupled to the processor and configured to: determine a user hindrance rating based on the sensor data, and select instructions from a pool of instructions based on the hindrance rating and a user-selectable fidelity level, the pool of instructions including visual cues, and audio cues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Mark Schaffer, Kenneth James Miller, Filip Tomik
  • Patent number: 10297151
    Abstract: Data is received from each of a plurality of vehicles proximate to an intersection indicating a kinetic energy and a time to the intersection. An optimized timing of a traffic light is determined based on an aggregation of the kinetic energies and times to intersection. A timing of the traffic is modified according to the optimized timing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth James Miller, Daniel Mark Schaffer