Patents by Inventor David E. Mills

David E. Mills 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: 20200144727
    Abstract: Embodiments of a wide band multi-polarization antenna system are described, which can be attached to the back or front of a soldier's vest or backpack. The antenna system can allow for release of pre-shaped integral radiating elements that spring into a geometric configuration suitable for circular polarization radiation or linear polarization over a desired band of frequencies. The antenna system can provide, when collapsed, linear polarized line-of sight capability over a wide band of frequencies. In a collapsed low-profile state, the antenna system can remain on the soldier, but out of the way for maneuvering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Allen R. Muesse, Steven R. Mills, John E. Fenick, Fernando J. Navarro, David F. Macy
  • Patent number: 10389032
    Abstract: Embodiments of a wide band multi-polarization antenna system are described, which can be attached to the back or front of a soldier's vest or backpack. The antenna system can allow for release of pre-shaped integral radiating elements that spring into a geometric configuration suitable for circular polarization radiation or linear polarization over a desired band of frequencies. The antenna system can provide, when collapsed, linear polarized line-of sight capability over a wide band of frequencies. In a collapsed low-profile state, the antenna system can remain on the soldier, but out of the way for maneuvering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Trivec-Avant Corporation
    Inventors: Allen R. Muesse, Steven R. Mills, John E. Fenick, Fernando J. Navarro, David F. Macy
  • Patent number: 10089699
    Abstract: A system for virtual auditing of a auditee by an auditing servicer having an organizer computer system that communicates through an electronic communications network with a microprocessor device at a remote auditee facility connected to a display and an imaging and sound device, whereby the organizer computer system remote from the auditee facility directs the imaging by the microprocessor device thereat for electronic face-to-face interaction of video, sound and exchange of electronic documents by the auditing servicer with personnel at the auditee facility. A method for virtual auditing of an auditee by an auditing servicer is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Carr Riggs & Ingram, LLC
    Inventor: David E. Mills
  • Patent number: 9892219
    Abstract: A computing system for predicting crack growth behavior includes technologies to predict a time-dependent crack growth mechanism in a manufactured component once a crack has been initiated in the component. The computing system generates one or more time-dependent fracture mechanism maps for the component and uses the fracture mechanism maps to determine a modified dwell transition temperature for the component. The system predicts a crack growth mechanism based on the modified dwell transition temperature and a mission-specific temperature to which the component may be subjected. Based on the predicted crack growth mechanism, the system can estimate the cyclic life or the remaining life of the component. The life prediction and/or other output of the system can be used to assess the component for a turbine engine application; for example, to modify the design, material selection, and/or maintenance plan for the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce Corporation
    Inventor: David E. Mills
  • Publication number: 20170195273
    Abstract: A method comprises the steps of determining that at least one message of a set of electronically formatted messages previously received by and stored in a memory of an electronic computing device was selected for removal from the electronic computing device; determining that a removal command associated with the message input into the electronic computing device through a user interface of the electronic computing device; graphically depicting destruction of the message by presenting a destruction animation on a visual human-computer interface; and removing the message from the set of electronically formatted messages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Peter A. Schultheiss, Michael A. Mills, Dhruva Ganesan, David E. Mills
  • Publication number: 20150213166
    Abstract: A computing system for predicting crack growth behavior includes technologies to predict a time-dependent crack growth mechanism in a manufactured component once a crack has been initiated in the component. The computing system generates one or more time-dependent fracture mechanism maps for the component and uses the fracture mechanism maps to determine a modified dwell transition temperature for the component. The system predicts a crack growth mechanism based on the modified dwell transition temperature and a mission-specific temperature to which the component may be subjected. Based on the predicted crack growth mechanism, the system can estimate the cyclic life or the remaining life of the component. The life prediction and/or other output of the system can be used to assess the component for a turbine engine application; for example, to modify the design, material selection, and/or maintenance plan for the component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Inventor: David E. Mills
  • Patent number: 5554720
    Abstract: This invention relates to polymer compositions containing naphthalenedicarboxylic acid residues and having reduced fluorescence due to the presence of aromatic thioether compounds. More specifically, the polymer compositions contain poly(ethylene 2,6-naphthalene dicarboxylate) and 0.1 to 5 mole percent of an aromatic thioether compound. The pollers are useful for packaging applications where clarity and/or aesthetic appeal is important.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 10, 1996
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Max A. Weaver, David E. Mills, James Tanner, III, Jean C. Fleischer, Wayne P. Pruett, L. Shane Moody
  • Patent number: 5418318
    Abstract: This invention relates to naphthalenedicarboxylic acid containing polymer compositions having reduced fluorescence. More specifically, the polymers contain at least 0.1 mole percent of a dicarboxylic acid selected from 2,6-naphthalenedicarboxylic acid or 2,6-naphthalenedicarboxylate ester, with 0.1 to 5 mole percent of a copolymerizable halogen containing aromatic compound. These polymers are useful for packaging applications where clarity and/or aesthetic appeal are of concern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 23, 1995
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Allan S. Jones, David E. Mills, Mitchell A. Winnik
  • Patent number: 5393862
    Abstract: This invention relates to naphthalenedicarboxylic acid containing polymer compositions having reduced fluorescence. More specifically, the polymers contain at least 0.1 mole percent of 2,6-naphthalenedicarboxylic acid or 2,6-naphthalenedicarboxylate ester, with 0.1 to 5 mole percent of a copolymerizable aromatic ketone. These polymers are useful for packaging applications where clarity and/or aesthetic appeal are of concern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 28, 1995
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Allan S. Jones, David E. Mills, Mitchell A. Winnik
  • Patent number: 5391701
    Abstract: This invention relates to a poly(ethylene 2,6-naphthalene dicarboxylate) composition having reduced fluorescence. More specifically, the composition contains poly(ethylene 2,6-naphthalene dicarboxylate) with 0.1 to 5 mole percent of a copolymerizable halogen containing aromatic compound. The polyesters are useful for packaging applications where clarity and/or aesthetic appeal are of concern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 21, 1995
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Allan S. Jones, David E. Mills, Mitchell A. Winnik
  • Patent number: 5391330
    Abstract: This invention relates to naphthalenedicarboxylic acid containing polymer compositions having reduced fluorescence. More specifically, the process involves melt blending a naphthalenedicarboxylic acid containing polymer with 0.1 to 5 weight percent of a fluorescence quenching compound selected from a halogen containing aromatic compound, an aromatic ketone or a naphthol compound and thermoforming the blend into an article. The blends are useful for packaging applications where clarity and/or aesthetic appeal are of concern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 21, 1995
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Allan S. Jones, David E. Mills
  • Patent number: 5391702
    Abstract: This invention relates to poly(ethylene 2,6-naphthalene dicarboxylate) blends having reduced fluorescence. More specifically, the process involves melt blending poly(ethylene 2,6-naphthalene dicarboxylate) with 0.1 to 5 weight percent of a fluorescence quenching compound selected from a halogen containing aromatic compound, an aromatic ketone or a naphthol compound and thermoforming the blend into an article. The blends are useful for packaging applications where clarity and/or aesthetic appeal are of concern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 21, 1995
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Allan S. Jones, David E. Mills
  • Patent number: 5340884
    Abstract: This invention relates to a polyester/polyamide blend having an excellent gas barrier property and an improved flavor retaining property, and clarity. More particularly, the present invention relates to a polyethylene terephthalate/low molecular weight polyamide blend having an excellent gas barrier property, in which by reducing the concentration of acetaldehyde contained in the polyester, the storage property of a food or the like and the flavor-retaining property and fragrance retaining property are highly improved without producing haze.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 23, 1994
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: David E. Mills, Steven L. Stafford
  • Patent number: 5310857
    Abstract: This invention relates to a poly(ethylene 2,6-naphthalene dicarboxylate) composition having reduced fluorescence. More specifically, the composition contains poly(ethylene 2,6-naphthalene dicarboxylate) with 0.1 to 5 mole percent of a copolymerizable aromatic ketone. The polyesters are useful for packaging applications where clarity and/or aesthetic appeal are of concern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 10, 1994
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Allan S. Jones, David E. Mills, Mitchell A. Winnik
  • Patent number: 5266413
    Abstract: This invention relates to a copolyester/polyamide blend having an improved flavor retaining property and clarity. More particularly, the present invention relates to an essentially noncrystalline copolyester containing poly(ethylene terephthalate) units blended with a critical amount of a nonhydroxyfunctional polyamide. The use of a nonhydroxyfunctional polyamide in a critical amount reduces the concentration of acetaldehyde contained in the poly(ethylene terephthalate) copolyester, and thus, improves the storage property, flavor retaining property, and fragrance retaining property of a food or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1993
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: David E. Mills, Steven L. Stafford
  • Patent number: 5258233
    Abstract: This invention relates to a polyester/polyamide blend having an excellent gas barrier property and an improved flavor retaining property and clarity. More particularly, the present invention relates to a polyethylene terephthalate/low molecular weight polyamide blend having an excellent gas barrier property, in which by reducing the concentration of acetaldehyde contained in the polyester, the storage property of a food or the like and the flavor-retaining property and fragrance retaining property are highly improved without producing haze.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1993
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: David E. Mills, Steven L. Stafford
  • Patent number: 4971860
    Abstract: Unoriented polyester sheet materials and molded articles having a thickness of at least 10 mil and having excellent clarity and heat stability. The polyester used in the manufacture of the sheet materials and molded articles are derived from terephthalic acid and 1,4-butanediol and certain modifying monomers. Methods for manufacturing the aforesaid sheet materials and molded articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 20, 1990
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: David E. Mills, Harry R. Musser, Burns Davis, deceased