Patents by Inventor David James Miller

David 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).

  • Patent number: 10363711
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of making a contact lens, the method comprising identifying the eccentricity of a lens produced in a mold half, lathing the lens and adjusting the path of the lathe to take account of the eccentricity, and a computer program for controlling the lathe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignees: CooperVision International Holding Company, LP, Contact Lens Precision Laboratories Limited
    Inventors: Gary Colin Miller, John Haldyn Clamp, David John Clark, Phillip James Maine, Jonathan Andrew Lindley Blaine
  • Publication number: 20190227245
    Abstract: A connector assembly includes a coaxial connector module and a fiber optic module coupled to the coaxial connector module. The coaxial connector module includes a connector body and coaxial contacts in contact channels. The connector body has a mating interface and fastener openings open at the mating interface to receive fasteners and a window at the mating interface. The fiber optic module includes a housing coupled to the mating interface of the connector body having a cavity and fastener openings receiving the fasteners to couple the housing to the connector body at the mating interface. The fiber optic module includes a fiber optic connector received in the cavity having a mating end and a fiber optic cable extending therefrom. The fiber optic connector is received in the window for mating with a mating fiber optic connector of the mating connector assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Keith Edwin Miller, David James Fabian
  • Patent number: 10334845
    Abstract: The invention provides analogs of (S)-germacrene D analog which have improved insect repellent properties compared to (S)-germacrene D analog or which have insect attractant properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignees: UNIVERSITY COELLEGE CARDIFF CONSULTANTS LIMITED, ROTHAMSTED RESEARCH
    Inventors: John Anthony Pickett, Michael Alexander Birkett, David James Miller, Rudolf Konrad Allemann
  • Patent number: 10303879
    Abstract: A multi-tenant trusted platform module (MTTPM) is attached to a communication bus of a virtualization host. The MTTPM includes a plurality of per-guest-virtual-machine (per-GVM) memory location sets. In response to an indication of a first trusted computing request (TCR) associated with a first GVM of a plurality of GVMs instantiated at the virtualization host, a first memory location of a first per-GVM memory location set is accessed to generate a first response indicative of a configuration of the first GVM. In response to an indication of a second TCR associated with a second GVM, a second memory location of a second-per-GVM memory location set is accessed to generate a second response, wherein the second response is indicative of a different configuration of the second GVM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Nachiketh Rao Potlapally, Uwe Dannowski, Derek Del Miller, David James Borland, Rahul Gautam Patel, William John Earl
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20180271089
    Abstract: The invention provides analogues of (S)-germacrene D analogue which have improved insect repellent properties compared to (S)-germacrene D analogue or which have insect attractant properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: John Anthony PICKETT, Michael Alexander BIRKETT, David James MILLER, Rudolf Konrad ALLEMANN
  • Patent number: 8849789
    Abstract: A computer system is disclosed. The computer system includes one or more processors, and a memory storage storing one or more instructions for implementing a search tool. The instructions, when executed, instruct the computer system to perform a set of steps. The steps include receiving a search query from a user computer, the search query including one or more search terms to use to perform a first search. The steps further include, based on the one or more search terms, performing the first search, and providing for display at the user computer a list of one or more law-related documents responsive to the search query, a list of one or more recommended sources in which to perform a second search for documents, and a list of legal topics associated with the responsive documents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald J. Meyer, Richard Ainsworth, Andrew Freisthler, Zachary W. Bennett, Mark C. Stiver, Jason Calton, Narasimha R. Edala, David James Miller, Donald Loritz
  • Patent number: 8600972
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for document searching. In one implementation, a computer-implemented method provides keyword searching. The method may receive a plurality of noisy keywords for a document collection. A server may generate tokens for a plurality of keywords in the document collection and merge the tokens to create an index. A search query may be received. The search query may include at least one search phrase. For the at least one search phrase, an indication may be received from a user specifying to perform one of a noisy phrase search or a noiseless phrase search. The method may search the index for the at least one search phrase based on the indication received from the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc.
    Inventor: David James Miller
  • Patent number: 8478749
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for ranking documents according to relevancy scoring. In one implementation, a computer-implemented method is provided for receiving search results identifying a plurality of documents resulting from a search, the plurality of documents containing one or more words. The method generates a first matrix containing a term column and a document column, wherein at least one row of the first matrix correlates one of the plurality of documents with one of the terms. The method selects a sort preference, and sorts the two-column matrix according to the sort preference. The method further generates a second matrix containing values representing a measure of overlap between the plurality of documents and the terms. The method further calculates cumulative confidence scores according to the values of the second matrix and ranks the search results according to the cumulative confidence scores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc.
    Inventors: Narasimha Edala, Donald Loritz, David James Miller
  • Publication number: 20120331420
    Abstract: A computer system is disclosed. The computer system includes one or more processors, and a memory storage storing one or more instructions for implementing a search tool. The instructions, when executed, instruct the computer system to perform a set of steps. The steps include receiving a search query from a user computer, the search query including one or more search terms to use to perform a first search. The steps further include, based on the one or more search terms, performing the first search, and providing for display at the user computer a list of one or more law-related documents responsive to the search query, a list of one or more recommended sources in which to perform a second search for documents, and a list of legal topics associated with the responsive documents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventors: Ronald J. MEYER, Richard AINSWORTH, Andrew FREISTHLER, Zachary W. BENNETT, Marc C. STIVER, Jason CALTON, Narasimha R. EDALA, David James MILLER, Donald LORITZ
  • Patent number: 8290983
    Abstract: A computer system is disclosed. The computer system includes one or more processors, and a memory storage storing one or more instructions for implementing a search tool. The instructions, when executed, instruct the computer system to perform a set of steps. The steps include receiving a search query from a user computer, the search query including one or more search terms to use to perform a first search. The steps further include, based on the one or more search terms, performing the first search, and providing for display at the user computer a list of one or more law-related documents responsive to the search query, a list of one or more recommended sources in which to perform a second search for documents, and a list of legal topics associated with the responsive documents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: LexisNexis Group
    Inventors: Ronald J. Meyer, Richard Ainsworth, Andrew Freisthler, Zachary W. Bennett, Mark C. Stiver, Jason Calton, Narasimha R. Edala, David James Miller, Donald Loritz
  • Publication number: 20120150866
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for document searching. In one implementation, a computer-implemented method provides keyword searching. The method may receive a plurality of noisy keywords for a document collection. A server may generate tokens for a plurality of keywords in the document collection and merge the tokens to create an index. A search query may be received. The search query may include at least one search phrase. For the at least one search phrase, an indication may be received from a user specifying to perform one of a noisy phrase search or a noiseless phrase search. The method may search the index for the at least one search phrase based on the indication received from the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventor: David James Miller
  • Patent number: 8145654
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for document searching. In one implementation, a computer-implemented method provides keyword searching. The method may receive a plurality of noisy keywords for a document collection. A server may generate tokens for a plurality of keywords in the document collection and merge the tokens to create an index. A search query may be received. The search query may include at least one search phrase. For the at least one search phrase, an indication may be received from a user specifying to perform one of a noisy phrase search or a noiseless phrase search. The method may search the index for the at least one search phrase based on the indication received from the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: LexisNexis Group
    Inventor: David James Miller
  • Publication number: 20110016118
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for ranking documents according to relevancy scoring. In one implementation, a computer-implemented method is provided for receiving search results identifying a plurality of documents resulting from a search, the plurality of documents containing one or more words. The method generates a first matrix containing a term column and a document column, wherein at least one row of the first matrix correlates one of the plurality of documents with one of the terms. The method selects a sort preference, and sorts the two-column matrix according to the sort preference. The method further generates a second matrix containing values representing a measure of overlap between the plurality of documents and the terms. The method further calculates cumulative confidence scores according to the values of the second matrix and ranks the search results according to the cumulative confidence scores.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2009
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Inventors: Narasimha EDALA, Donald Loritz, David James Miller
  • Patent number: 7814102
    Abstract: A method and system for linking documents with multiple topics to related documents employs two distinct processes: a fabrication process to pre-establish candidate target document links within a case law or other document for discrete topics, for example, points of law and landmark cases, that represent related documents that are relevant to one or more headnotes within the case law document; and an on-line process to analyze the search request, the candidate links, and available landmark cases during a retrieval of a document to dynamically select the candidate target document links that are relevant to the point of law of interest to a searcher who retrieved the case law document via a search request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc.
    Inventor: David James Miller
  • Patent number: 7765205
    Abstract: A landmark case identification system and method in which the user is presented with a set of the most relevant documents on a selected topic. This set, which is dynamic and asserted to be inclusive at any point in time, is presented to the user in a Virtual Digest and initially sorted by court/date order. The user has an option to resort the answer set using a Frequently Cited sort option, which causes the system to dynamically analyze the answer set for references between the documents. Landmark cases are identified by their peers in the domain as they will be referenced and relied upon most often. The user is presented with the resorted answer set, and information detailing how many other cases in the domain referenced them is now included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: LexisNexis
    Inventors: David James Miller, Harry R. Silver, Andrew L. Freisthler
  • Patent number: 7689546
    Abstract: A “More Like This Headnote” search relates online headnotes intelligently so that users have the means to retrieve related headnotes quickly and easily. This is achieved by using a tailored search type in the search engine, which is designed to handle the text of a headnote as a search string. Retrieval logic then presents the search results to the user in a “Virtual Digest” view comprising related headnotes and case materials, sorted by user-selected options.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc.
    Inventors: David James Miller, Harry R. Silver, Andrew L. Freisthler
  • Publication number: 20090319510
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for document searching. In one implementation, a computer-implemented method provides keyword searching. The method may receive a plurality of noisy keywords for a document collection. A server may generate tokens for a plurality of keywords in the document collection and merge the tokens to create an index. A search query may be received. The search query may include at least one search phrase. For the at least one search phrase, an indication may be received from a user specifying to perform one of a noisy phrase search or a noiseless phrase search. The method may search the index for the at least one search phrase based on the indication received from the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2008
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Inventor: David James Miller
  • Publication number: 20090150827
    Abstract: A computer system is disclosed. The computer system includes one or more processors, and a memory storage storing one or more instructions for implementing a search tool. The instructions, when executed, instruct the computer system to perform a set of steps. The steps include receiving a search query from a user computer, the search query including one or more search terms to use to perform a first search. The steps further include, based on the one or more search terms, performing the first search, and providing for display at the user computer a list of one or more law-related documents responsive to the search query, a list of one or more recommended sources in which to perform a second search for documents, and a list of legal topics associated with the responsive documents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2008
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Inventors: Ronald J. Meyer, Richard Ainsworth, Andrew Freisthler, Zachary W. Bennett, Mark C. Stiver, Jason Calton, Narasimha R. Edala, David James Miller, Donald Loritz
  • Patent number: 6525143
    Abstract: This invention relates to dendritic macromolecules and their use in metal-dendritic macroligand complex catalyzed processes, e.g., hydroformylation. The use of metal-dendritic macroligand complex catalysts in such processes facilitates the separation of desired product from catalyst, for example, by membrane filtration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2003
    Assignee: Union Carbide Chemicals & Plastics Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Leo Tulchinsky, David James Miller