Patents by Inventor David C. Miller

David C. 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: 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: 20190307947
    Abstract: A fluid pump system having a first fluid pump for pumping fluid from a source to a surgical site and a second fluid pump for removing fluid from the surgical site at a first predetermined rate, wherein said fluid pump system intermittently operates in conjunction with a surgical tool which, when operational, removes fluid from the surgical site at a second predetermined rate greater than said first predetermined rate, the improvement including a sensor for sensing a predetermined parameter of the surgical tool and providing an output signal indicating that the surgical tool is operating; and an actuating means responsive to said output signal to actuate said second fluid pump to remove fluid from the surgical site at second predetermined rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: Conmed Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Stubkjaer, David D. Blight, Peter C. Miller, Karl W. Guenther
  • Patent number: 10435441
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are Htt repressors and methods and compositions for use of these Htt repressors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Froelich, Jeffrey C. Miller, David Paschon, Edward J. Rebar, Bryan Zeitler, H. Steve Zhang
  • Patent number: 10426467
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure are presented for a surgical instrument having one or more sensors at or a near an end effector and configured to aide in the detection of tissues and other materials and structures at a surgical site. The detections may then be used to aide in the placement of the end effector and to confirm which objects to operate on, or alternatively, to avoid. Examples of sensors include laser sensors used to employ Doppler shift principles to detect movement of objects at the surgical site, such as blood cells; resistance sensors to detect the presence of metal; monochromatic light sources that allow for different levels of absorption from different types of substances present at the surgical site, and near infrared spectrometers with small form factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Christopher C. Miller, John F. Cummings, David C. Yates, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jason L. Harris
  • Patent number: 10428939
    Abstract: A variable speed transmission having a plurality of tilting balls and opposing input and output discs is illustrated and described that provides an infinite number of speed combinations over its transmission ratio range. The use of a planetary gear set allows minimum speeds to be in reverse and the unique geometry of the transmission allows all of the power paths to be coaxial, thereby reducing overall size and complexity of the transmission in comparison to transmissions achieving similar transmission ratio ranges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Fallbrook Intellectual Property Company LLC
    Inventors: Donald C. Miller, David J. Allen, Robert A. Smithson
  • Publication number: 20190294337
    Abstract: Provided are a computer program product, system, and method for using mirror indicators to indicate whether to mirror tracks in a data set in a primary volume mirrored to a secondary volume. A table includes a mirror indicator for each of a plurality of tracks in at least one data set in the primary volume indicating whether a track is to be mirrored to the secondary volume. In response to a write command of write data for one of the tracks in the primary volume, creating a record set in a cache for the primary volume including write data for the track to transfer to the secondary volume in response to the mirror indicator for the track indicating that the track is to be mirrored. The write data in the record set is transferred from the cache to the secondary volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Gregory E. McBride, Dash D. Miller, Miguel A. Perez, David C. Reed
  • Publication number: 20190280412
    Abstract: In embodiments, a USB connector may include a plurality of pins on a front surface and a plurality of pins on a top surface. The pins may be oriented and positioned on the USB connector such that the USB connector may be mounted to the bottom layer of a PCB. Corresponding pins of the USB connector may be conductively connected and may be mated with corresponding pins of the PCB.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventor: David C. Miller
  • Patent number: 10407476
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and compositions for insertion of transgene sequences encoding proteins involved in clotting into the genome of a cell for treating conditions including hemophilias.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Miller, David Paschon, Edward J. Rebar
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10379740
    Abstract: Provided are a computer program product, system, and method for using mirror indicators to indicate whether to mirror tracks in a data set in a primary volume mirrored to a secondary volume. A table includes a mirror indicator for each of a plurality of tracks in at least one data set in the primary volume indicating whether a track is to be mirrored to the secondary volume. In response to a write command of write data for one of the tracks in the primary volume, creating a record set in a cache for the primary volume including write data for the track to transfer to the secondary volume in response to the mirror indicator for the track indicating that the track is to be mirrored. The write data in the record set is transferred from the cache to the secondary volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gregory E. McBride, Dash D. Miller, Miguel A. Perez, David C. Reed
  • Publication number: 20190241906
    Abstract: The invention relates to identifying and evaluating target coding sequences for control of plant parasitic nematodes by inhibiting one or more biological functions, and their use. The invention provides methods and compositions for identification of such sequences and for the control of a plant-parasitic nematode population. By feeding one or more recombinant double stranded RNA molecules provided by the invention to the nematode, a reduction in disease may be obtained through suppression of nematode gene expression. The invention is also directed to methods for making transgenic plants that express the double stranded RNA molecules, and the plant cells and plants obtained thereby.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Andrey A. Boukharov, Zijin Du, Liang Gou, Michelle C. Hresko, David K. Kovalic, Zhaolong Li, Maolong Lu, James P. McCarter, Nancy M. Miller, Mark Vaudin, Deryck J. Williams, Wei Wu
  • Patent number: 10369270
    Abstract: A fluid pump system having a first fluid pump for pumping fluid from a source to a surgical site and a second fluid pump for removing fluid from the surgical site at a first predetermined rate, wherein said fluid pump system intermittently operates in conjunction with a surgical tool which, when operational, removes fluid from the surgical site at a second predetermined rate greater than said first predetermined rate, the improvement including a sensor for sensing a predetermined parameter of the surgical tool and providing an output signal indicating that the surgical tool is operating; and an actuating means responsive to said output signal to actuate said second fluid pump to remove fluid from the surgical site at second predetermined rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: CONMED CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eric Stubkjaer, David D. Blight, Peter C. Miller, Karl W. Guenther
  • Publication number: 20190234430
    Abstract: An evacuator for supplying vacuum to a device in a boosted engine air system is disclosed. The evacuator defines a body comprising a converging motive section, a diverging discharge section, at least one suction port, and a Venturi gap located between an outlet end of the converging motive section and an inlet end of the diverging discharge section. A lineal distance is measured between the outlet end and the inlet end. The lineal distance is decreased in length if higher suction vacuum at a specific set of operating conditions is required and the lineal distances is increased in length if higher suction flow rate at the specific set of operating conditions is required.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: Dayco IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: David E. Fletcher, Brian M. Graichen, James H. Miller, Rex Bravo, Matthew C. Gilmer, Keith Hampton, Andrew D. Niedert, Denis Vashuk
  • 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: 20190212926
    Abstract: Provided are a computer program product, system, and method for using mirror indicators to determine whether to mirror tracks in a data set in a primary volume mirrored to a secondary volume. A table is read. The table is maintained by a primary controller managing the primary volume that includes a mirror indicator for each of a plurality of tracks in at least one data set configured in the primary volume indicating whether a track is to be mirrored to the secondary volume. Record sets are read from a cache of the primary controller for the tracks in primary volume having the mirror indicators in the table indicating that the track is to be mirrored.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Gregory E. McBride, Dash D. Miller, Miguel A. Perez, David C. Reed
  • Patent number: 10333588
    Abstract: A system includes a transmitting device and a receiving device. The transmitting device includes a first processor configured to transmit data to a transmitter and the transmitter. The transmitter is configured to transmit the data via a magnetic field. The receiving device includes a magnetometer configured to detect the magnetic field and a second processor configured to decipher the data from the detected magnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jon C. Russo, Gregory S. Bruce, David N. Coar, Wilbur Lew, Julie L. Miller
  • Patent number: 10332286
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described that provide a dynamic reporting functionality that can identify important information and dynamically present a report about the important information that highlights important findings to the user. The described systems and methods are generally described in the field of diabetes management, but are applicable to other medical reports as well. In one implementation, the dynamic reports are based on available data and devices. For example, useless sections of the report, such as those with no populated data, may be removed, minimized in importance, assigned a lower priority, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Georgios Zamanakos, Daniel Justin Wiedeback, Jeffrey Grant Stewart, Eli Reihman, David Price, Lauren C. Miller, Keri Leone, Dan Kraemer, Katherine Eng Kirby, Greg Kida, Apurv Ullas Kamath, Adam R. Greene, Rebecca Gimenez, Sarah Paige Elli, Rian Draeger, Shane Philip Delmore, Leif N. Bowman
  • Publication number: 20190174715
    Abstract: A bathing apparatus for a pet, comprising a top section comprising walls to hold a pet; a bottom section adapted to support and seat the apparatus on a surface; and a bathing section situated between the top and bottom sections comprising a bathing floor configured for the pet to sit or stand on; wherein the bathing section is adapted to allow bathing water to flow away from the pet. The bathing section may comprise a bathing floor and an outer section adapted to allow water to flow through. The apparatus may be used as a bath or a shower.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: iDeaWare Squared, Inc.
    Inventors: David H. Miller, Paul C. Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 10318190
    Abstract: Provided are a computer program product, system, and method for using mirror indicators to determine whether to mirror tracks in a data set in a primary volume mirrored to a secondary volume. A table is read. The table is maintained by a primary controller managing the primary volume that includes a mirror indicator for each of a plurality of tracks in at least one data set configured in the primary volume indicating whether a track is to be mirrored to the secondary volume. Record sets are read from a cache of the primary controller for the tracks in primary volume having the mirror indicators in the table indicating that the track is to be mirrored. The write data in the read record sets is applied to tracks in the secondary volume mirroring the tracks in the primary volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gregory E. McBride, Dash D. Miller, Miguel A. Perez, David C. Reed
  • Publication number: 20190169640
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are polypeptides, polynucleotides encoding, cells and organisms comprising novel DNA-binding domains, including TALE DNA-binding domains. Also disclosed are methods of using these novel DNA-binding domains for modulation of gene expression and/or genomic editing of endogenous cellular sequences.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Philip D. Gregory, Jeffrey C. Miller, David Paschon, Edward J. Rebar, Siyuan Tan, Fyodor Urnov, Lei Zhang