Patents by Inventor David A. B. Miller

David A. B. 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: 10534189
    Abstract: Universal linear components are provided. In general, a P input and Q output wave combiner is connected to a Q input and R output wave mode synthesizer via Q amplitude and/or phase modulators. The wave combiner and wave mode synthesizer are both linear, reciprocal and lossless. The wave combiner and wave mode synthesizer can be implemented using waveguide technology. This device can provide any desired linear transformation of spatial modes between its inputs and its outputs. This capability can be generalized to any linear transformation by using representation converters to convert other quantities to spatial mode patterns. The wave combiner and wave mode synthesizer are also useful separately, and can enable applications including self-adjusting mode coupling, optimal multi-mode communication, and add-drop capability in a multi-mode system. Control of the wave combiner and wave mode synthesizer can be implemented with single-variable optimizations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventor: David A. B. Miller
  • Patent number: 10533004
    Abstract: A method of preparing a compound of Formula (I) or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof: comprises: (a) reacting Compound (1): or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof with Compound (2): in the presence of water, an organic solvent, a base, and a transition metal catalyst to generate a compound of Formula (I) or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
    Inventors: Luc J. Farmer, Michael John Boyd, David B. Miller, Jr., Valerie Ann Cwynar
  • Patent number: 10516603
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for interfaces to manage inter-regional connectivity for direct network peerings. A system may include a connectivity coordinator, a first resource collection in a first geographical zone and a second resource collection in a second geographical zone. The coordinator implements a programmatic interface defining connectivity operations. The coordinator receives a request via the interface to establish a logically isolated network path to the second resource collection on behalf of a client that has a dedicated physical link set up to connect to the first resource collection. In response to the request, the coordinator performs one or more configuration operations to enable traffic to flow from the client's network to the second resource collection over a logically isolated network path using the dedicated physical link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew J. Doane, Kevin Christopher Miller, David B. Lennon
  • Patent number: 10501135
    Abstract: Lock mounting assemblies are disclosed for storing and mounting a locking apparatus to a transportation device. The mounting assemblies include one or more straps or connectors for securing the mounting assembly to the transportation device. The mounting assemblies having a structure to securely retain the locking apparatus on the transportation device and provide easy access to and release of the locking apparatus from the mounting assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Robert D. Zuraski, Daniel H. Kindstrand, David B. Miller, Alison J. Donlan, Donald H. Warren, Michael Tintsman, John D. Fiegener, Caitlin A. Thompson, Gregory R. Meyer, Thomas A. Gernetzke, William J. Vespa, Matthew R. Gill, William Liteplo
  • Patent number: 10480215
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides for a lock cylinder having a rotatable spindle with at least one disc and at least one wafer housing rotatingly engaged therewith. A slidable wafer is carried on the wafer housing. A locking bar is operable to prevent rotation of the lock cylinder in a locked position and permit rotation of the lock cylinder in an unlocked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Robert D. Zuraski, Mary Teresa Carter, Daniel H. Kindstrand, David B. Miller
  • Publication number: 20190346685
    Abstract: Universal linear components are provided. In general, a P input and Q output wave combiner is connected to a Q input and R output wave mode synthesizer via Q amplitude and/or phase modulators. The wave combiner and wave mode synthesizer are both linear, reciprocal and lossless. The wave combiner and wave mode synthesizer can be implemented using waveguide technology. This device can provide any desired linear transformation of spatial modes between its inputs and its outputs. This capability can be generalized to any linear transformation by using representation converters to convert other quantities to spatial mode patterns. The wave combiner and wave mode synthesizer are also useful separately, and can enable applications including self-adjusting mode coupling, optimal multi-mode communication, and add-drop capability in a multi-mode system. Control of the wave combiner and wave mode synthesizer can be implemented with single-variable optimizations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventor: David A.B. Miller
  • Patent number: 10441345
    Abstract: A generator is disclosed to generate a drive signal to a surgical device. The generator includes an ultrasonic generator module to generate a first drive signal to drive an ultrasonic device, an electrosurgery/radio frequency (RF) generator module to generate a second drive signal to drive an electrosurgical device, and a foot switch coupled to each of the ultrasonic generator module and the electrosurgery/RF generator module. The foot switch is configured to operate in a first mode when the ultrasonic device is coupled to the ultrasonic generator module and the foot switch is configured to operate in a second mode when the electrosurgical device is coupled to the electrosurgery/RF generator module. The generator further includes a user interface to provide feedback in accordance with the operation of any one of the ultrasonic device and the electrosurgical device in accordance with a predetermined algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Aldridge, Robert A. Kemerling, Mark E. Tebbe, Christopher A. Papa, Daniel W. Price, Eitan T. Wiener, Jeffrey D. Messerly, David C. Yates, Mark A. Davison, Scott B. Killinger, Gavin M. Monson, Robert J. Laird, Matthew C. Miller
  • Publication number: 20190296276
    Abstract: The disclosure provides seals for devices that operate at elevated temperatures and have reactive metal vapors, such as lithium, sodium or magnesium. In some examples, such devices include energy storage devices that may be used within an electrical power grid or as part of a standalone system. The energy storage devices may be charged from an electricity production source for later discharge, such as when there is a demand for electrical energy consumption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: David J. Bradwell, David A.H. McCleary, Gregory A. Thompson, Allan Blanchard, Jeffrey B. Miller, Ronald Teel, William B. Langhauser, Alexander W. Elliott, Donald R. Sadoway, Michael J. McNeley, Ian Redfern
  • Publication number: 20190278437
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for providing tab bar controls on a mobile computing device are described. In one aspect, a method includes displaying a first tab graphic in a first tab bar control, the first tab bar control being displayed at a first default position on a first edge of a touchscreen display, detecting a user selection in a first region of the touchscreen display, the first region associated with the first tab graphic, detecting user motion, animating the first tab bar control to extend from the first edge of the touch-screen display in response to detecting user motion, determining a measure of user motion, comparing the measure of user motion to a threshold measure, and performing one or more functions on the mobile device in response to the measure of user motion exceeding the threshold measure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Yaksick, David A. Brown, Michael A. Cleron, Amar S. Gandhi, James B. Miller
  • Patent number: 10409321
    Abstract: A system includes a first simulated processing system having a first clock and a second simulated processing system having a second clock. The first and second processing systems may operate asynchronously. A synchronization bridge may coordinate executing of the first synchronized processing system and the second synchronized processing system to synchronize the time of execution of the first and second simulated processing systems and messaging between the first and second processing systems. The first and second processing systems may be simulated processing systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Terence J. McKiernan, Ray B. Huffaker, Daniel G. Miller, David A. Blaser, Ryan D. Retting, Harry B. Marr
  • Patent number: 10411729
    Abstract: Technologies for allocating ephemeral data storage among managed nodes include an orchestrator server to receive ephemeral data storage availability information from the managed nodes, receive a request from a first managed node of the managed nodes to allocate an amount of ephemeral data storage as the first managed node executes one or more workloads, determine, as a function of the ephemeral data storage availability information, an availability of the requested amount of ephemeral data storage, and allocate, in response to a determination that the requested amount of ephemeral data storage is available from one or more other managed nodes, the requested amount of ephemeral data storage to the first managed node as the first managed node executes the one or more workloads. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Steven C. Miller, David B. Minturn
  • Publication number: 20190218827
    Abstract: A hoop lock including a shackle and a crossbar, with the shackle having a pair of legs extending from a body portion, and each of the legs having a foot including a tip with a non-circular cross-section. The cross-bar includes a housing having a pair of foot-receiving openings and a pair of tip-receiving openings substantially aligned with foot-receiving openings. The tip-receiving openings are configured to matingly engage the tips such that the tips are rotationally coupled to the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel H. Kindstrand, Hassan Charan Kumar, Manjunatha Ramakrishna, David B. Miller
  • Publication number: 20190216493
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a body assembly, a shaft, an acoustic waveguide, an articulation section, an end effector, and an articulation drive assembly. The shaft extends distally from the body assembly and defines a longitudinal axis. The acoustic waveguide comprises a flexible portion. The articulation section is coupled with the shaft. A portion of the articulation section encompasses the flexible portion of the waveguide. The articulation section comprises a plurality of body portions aligned along the longitudinal axis and a flexible locking member. The flexible locking member is operable to secure the body portions in relation to each other and in relation to the shaft. The end effector comprises an ultrasonic blade in acoustic communication with the waveguide. The articulation drive assembly is operable to drive articulation of the articulation section to thereby deflect the end effector from the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Barry C. Worrell, Benjamin J. Danziger, Benjamin D. Dickerson, Brian D. Black, Cara L. Shapiro, Charles J. Scheib, Craig N. Faller, Daniel J. Mumaw, David J. Cagle, David T. Martin, David A. Monroe, Disha V. Labhasetwar, Foster B. Stulen, Frederick L. Estera, Geoffrey S. Strobl, Gregory W. Johnson, Jacob S. Gee, Jason R. Sullivan, Jeffrey D. Messerly, Jeffrey S. Swayze, John A. Hibner, John B. Schulte, Joseph E. Hollo, Kristen G. Denzinger, Kristen L. D'Uva, Matthew C. Miller, Michael R. Lamping, Richard W. Timm, Rudolph H. Nobis, Ryan M. Asher, Stephen M. Leuck, Tylor C. Muhlenkamp, William B. Weisenburgh, II, William A. Olson
  • Publication number: 20190204611
    Abstract: Universal linear components are provided. In general, a P input and Q output wave combiner is connected to a Q input and R output wave mode synthesizer via Q amplitude and/or phase modulators. The wave combiner and wave mode synthesizer are both linear, reciprocal and lossless. The wave combiner and wave mode synthesizer can be implemented using waveguide Mach-Zehnder modulator technology. This device can provide any desired linear transformation of spatial modes between its inputs and its outputs. This capability can be generalized to any linear transformation at all by using representation converters to convert other quantities (e.g., polarization, frequency) to spatial mode patterns. The wave combiner and wave mode synthesizer are also useful separately, and can enable applications such as self-adjusting mode coupling, optimal multi-mode communication, and add-drop capability in a multi-mode system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventor: David A.B. Miller
  • Patent number: 10338319
    Abstract: A modified directional coupler structure is used to provide a controllable time delay or phase shift for radiation propagating through the structure. A longitudinal displacement of the interaction region of the directional coupler relative to one or both of the waveguides of the directional coupler provides this effect. Double flexure arrangements can be used to provide longitudinal displacement with substantially no corresponding lateral displacement (or vice versa). In some embodiments, lateral and longitudinal displacement of the waveguides of the directional coupler are independently adjustable to provide full control of the power splitting and phase shift/time delay of the directional coupler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventor: David A. B. Miller
  • Publication number: 20190143473
    Abstract: An accessory for use with an oscillating power tool includes an attachment portion having a first planar member, a second planar member parallel to the first planar member, a central opening defined in one of the first planar member and the second planar member, a keyed sidewall disposed at least partially around the central opening and extending from the first planar member to the second planar member transverse to the first planar member and to the second planar member, and a plurality of equiangularly spaced recesses defined in one of the first planar member and the second planar member, the recesses spaced apart from the keyed sidewall and not in communication with the central opening. A working portion may be couplable to the attachment portion and configured to perform an operation on a workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Sarah J. Montplaisir, David B. Lee, Rachel A. Lombardo, Mark D. Miller, Kevin W. Covell
  • Patent number: 10289113
    Abstract: Signals are received from a plurality of sources, representing aspects of the vehicle, a vehicle operator, and an environment surrounding the vehicle. An alertness factor and a readiness factor are developed based at least in part on the signals. Control of the vehicle is transitioned between levels of autonomous control based at least in part on the alertness factor and the readiness factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: William Paul Perkins, David B. Kelley, Kenneth James Miller
  • Patent number: 10240367
    Abstract: A hoop lock including a shackle and a crossbar, with the shackle having a pair of legs extending from a body portion, and each of the legs having a foot including a tip with a non-circular cross-section. The cross-bar includes a housing having a pair of foot-receiving openings and a pair of tip-receiving openings substantially aligned with foot-receiving openings. The tip-receiving openings are configured to matingly engage the tips such that the tips are rotationally coupled to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Daniel H. Kindstrand, Hassan Charan Kumar, Manjunatha Ramakrishna, David B. Miller
  • Publication number: 20190061849
    Abstract: Lock mounting assemblies are disclosed for storing and mounting a locking apparatus to a transportation device. The mounting assemblies include one or more straps or connectors for securing the mounting assembly to the transportation device. The mounting assemblies having a structure to securely retain the locking apparatus on the transportation device and provide easy access to and release of the locking apparatus from the mounting assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Robert D. Zuraski, Daniel H. Kindstrand, David B. Miller, Alison J. Donlan, Donald H. Warren, Michael Tintsman, John D. Fiegener, Caitlin A. Thompson, Gregory R. Meyer, Thomas A. Gernetzke, William J. Vespa, Matthew R. Gill, William Liteplo
  • Publication number: 20190065941
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments relate to a system that implements a photonic neuron. This photonic neuron includes: an excitatory-input photo detector that converts an optical excitatory input signal into a corresponding electrical excitatory input signal; and an inhibitory-input photo detector that converts an optical inhibitory input signal into a corresponding electrical inhibitory input signal. It also includes an electrical neuron that receives the electrical excitatory and inhibitory input signals, and generates an electrical output signal, which includes periodic voltage spikes that are triggered by integration of the electrical excitatory and inhibitory input signals. Finally, the photonic neuron includes a light-emitting output device, which converts the electrical output signal into a corresponding optical output signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Sung-Joo Ben Yoo, David A. B. Miller