Patents by Inventor David L. Miller

David L. 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: 20210094365
    Abstract: A tire includes a body ply sheet having a rubber core defined by a top surface having a length and a width, a bottom surface having substantially the same length and width, and side surfaces having a common height. The body ply sheet includes reinforcement cords spaced 0.1-4.0 mm apart from each other and spanning the width of the body ply sheet. Bleeder cords are disposed on the body ply sheet and spaced are 8-12 cm apart from each other. Conductive cords are also disposed on the body ply and are spaced 20-80 cm apart from each other. At least one of the conductive cords has a first end and a second end, the first end being located in a region within a middle 80% of a width of the circumferential tread.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Russell A. MOSER, David J. ZEMLA, Amy M. RANDALL, Ross W. WIDENOR, Benjamin C. GALIZIO, Kathleen A. CLEMMER, Andrew J. SVENSON, Justin M. GEHRES, Ruben L. MADRID, Anup D. KHEKARE, Seth M. MILLER
  • Publication number: 20210085317
    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: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Christopher C. Miller, John F. Cummings, David C. Yates, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jason L. Harris
  • Patent number: 10955956
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a display and an input region separate from the display. The device detects a first portion of a first input on the input region. In response to detecting the first portion of the first input: if the first portion of the first input meets first criteria that do not require a characteristic intensity of the first input to increase above a first intensity threshold in order to be met, the device displays a precursor object of a user interface object that includes one or more selectable options. While displaying the precursor object, a second portion of the first input is detected on the input region, wherein an intensity of the first input increases above the first intensity threshold. In response to detecting the increase in intensity, the device reveals the user interface object by an amount that varies with a current intensity of the first input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Brian T. Gleeson, Brigit E. Lamberson, Camille Moussette, Madeleine S. Cordier, Megan A. McClain, Michael J. Beyhs, Thayne M. Miller, Jacob L. Matlick, Jean-Pierre M. Mouilleseaux, Peter C. Tsoi, David H. Bloom, Miao He
  • Publication number: 20210070522
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to improved packaging materials and/or constructions, and methods of making and using them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Tracie J. Berniard, David K. Bruechert, Lisa M. Miller, Manoj Nirmal, Andrew P. Singer, Lisa E. Warren, Matthew T. Zabel, Mitchell A.F. Johnson, Shannon R.A. Harnden, Mary L. Brown, Caleb W. Brian
  • Publication number: 20210022724
    Abstract: Various methods and devices are provided for allowing multiple surgical instruments to be inserted into sealing elements of a single surgical access device. The sealing elements can be movable along predefined pathways within the device to allow surgical instruments inserted through the sealing elements to be moved laterally, rotationally, angularly, and vertically relative to a central longitudinal axis of the device for ease of manipulation within a patient's body while maintaining insufflation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Mark S. Ortiz, David T. Martin, Matthew C. Miller, Mark J. Reese, Wells D. Haberstich, Carl Shurtleff, Charles J. Scheib, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jerome R. Morgan, Daniel H. Duke, Daniel J. Mumaw, Gregory W. Johnson, Kevin L. Houser
  • Patent number: 10894449
    Abstract: A tire includes a body ply sheet having a rubber core defined by a top surface having a length and a width, a bottom surface having substantially the same length and width, and side surfaces having a common height. The rubber core is further defined by a top rubber layer and a bottom rubber layer. The body ply sheet includes reinforcement cords disposed between the top rubber layer and the bottom rubber layer. The reinforcement cords are spaced 0.1-4.0 mm apart from each other and span the width of the body ply sheet. Bleeder cords are disposed on the body ply sheet and spaced 8-12 cm apart from each other. Conductive cords are also disposed on the body ply and spaced 20-80 cm apart from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC
    Inventors: Russell A. Moser, David J. Zemla, Amy M. Randall, Ross W. Widenor, Benjamin C. Galizio, Kathleen A. Clemmer, Andrew J. Svenson, Justin M. Gehres, Ruben L. Madrid, Anup D. Khekare, Seth M. Miller
  • Publication number: 20200407143
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to improved packaging materials and/or constructions, and methods of making and using them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Tracie J. Berniard, David K. Bruechert, Lisa M. Miller, Manoj Nirmal, Andrew P. Singer, Lisa E. Warren, Matthew T. Zabel, Mitchell A.F. Johnson, Shannon R.A. Harnden, Mary L. Brown, Caleb W. Brian
  • Publication number: 20200405379
    Abstract: A method comprising sealing a vessel residing within tissue between jaws of forceps by sensing an amount of tissue held within the forceps, the sensing by passing electrical current through the tissue by way of the forceps. The method comprises heating the tissue using electrical current, the heating such that impedance of the tissue changes at a first predetermined rate, the first predetermined rate selected based on the sensing. The method comprises desiccating the tissue using electrical current, such that the impedance of the tissue changes at a second predetermined rate different than the first predetermined rate. The method comprises ceasing application of the electrical current to the tissue when impedance of the tissue reaches a predetermined value. Sensing the amount of tissue held within the forceps comprises varying electrical current flowing through the tissue through the forceps such that impedance of the tissue changes at a third predetermined rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Jonathan L. Gaspredes, Robert P. Lathrop, Thomas P. Ryan, David J. Miller, Jean Woloszko, Philip M. Tetzlaff
  • Patent number: 10816280
    Abstract: A one-piece heat exchanger manufactured using an additive manufacturing process is described. The heat exchanger includes a plurality of channels formed therein. At least some of the plurality of channels may be configured to provide structural support to the heat exchanger to reduce its weight. Different coolant media may be used in a first set and a second set of the plurality of channels to provide different types of cooling in an integrated one-piece heat exchanger structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: David L. Vos, Ryan M. Alderfer, Matthew Daniel Miller
  • Patent number: 10813632
    Abstract: Various methods and devices are provided for allowing multiple surgical instruments to be inserted into sealing elements of a single surgical access device. The sealing elements can be movable along predefined pathways within the device to allow surgical instruments inserted through the sealing elements to be moved laterally, rotationally, angularly, and vertically relative to a central longitudinal axis of the device for ease of manipulation within a patient's body while maintaining insufflation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon, LLC
    Inventors: Mark S. Ortiz, David T. Martin, Matthew C. Miller, Mark J. Reese, Wells D. Haberstich, Carl Shurtleff, Charles J. Scheib, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jerome R. Morgan, Daniel H. Duke, Daniel J. Mumaw, Gregory W. Johnson, Kevin L. Houser
  • Patent number: 10806506
    Abstract: A method comprising sealing a vessel residing within tissue between jaws of forceps by sensing an amount of tissue held within the forceps, the sensing by passing electrical current through the tissue by way of the forceps. The method comprises heating the tissue using electrical current, the heating such that impedance of the tissue changes at a first predetermined rate, the first predetermined rate selected based on the sensing. The method comprises desiccating the tissue using electrical current, such that the impedance of the tissue changes at a second predetermined rate different than the first predetermined rate. The method comprises ceasing application of the electrical current to the tissue when impedance of the tissue reaches a predetermined value. Sensing the amount of tissue held within the forceps comprises varying electrical current flowing through the tissue through the forceps such that impedance of the tissue changes at a third predetermined rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan L. Gaspredes, Robert P. Lathrop, Thomas P. Ryan, David J. Miller, Jean Woloszko, Philip M. Tetzlaff
  • Patent number: 10799166
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to receiving bodily fluid through a device opening. In one aspect, the device includes a flow activator arranged to cause fluid to be released from a subject. A deployment actuator may actuate the flow activator in a deployment direction, which may in turn cause fluid release from a subject. The flow activator may also be moved in a retraction direction by a retraction actuator. In one aspect, the device may include a vacuum source that may help facilitate fluid flow into the opening of the device and/or may help facilitate fluid flow from the opening to a storage chamber. In one aspect, a device actuator may enable fluid communication between the opening and the vacuum source and the flow activator may be actuated after the enablement of fluid communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Seventh Sense Biosystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Javier Gonzalez-Zugasti, A. David Boccuti, Donald E. Chickering, III, Mark Michelman, Ramin Haghgooie, Shawn Davis, Scott James, Maisam Dadgar, Greg Fisher, Richard L. Miller, Christopher J. Morse, Howard Bernstein, Douglas A. Levinson
  • Publication number: 20200316596
    Abstract: The present invention relates to encapsulated microfluidic packages and methods thereof. In particular embodiments, the package includes a device, a cradle configured to support the device, and a lid having a bonding surface configured to provide a fluidic seal between itself and the device and/or cradle. Other package configurations, as well as methods for making such fluidic seals, are described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Darren W. Branch, Philip R. Miller, Thayne L. Edwards, David R. Wheeler
  • Patent number: 10780611
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a composite structure is provided. A first number of layers of composite material is laid up to form a first set of stiffeners. A second number of layers of composite material is laid up to form a panel. The first set of stiffeners is associated with a first side of the panel. A pre-cured composite strip is positioned on a second side of the panel, opposite the first side. A third number of layers of composite material is laid up on the second side of the panel to form a second set of stiffeners running perpendicular to the first set of stiffeners. The pre-cured composite lies at an intersection between one of the first set of stiffeners and one of the second set of stiffeners. All the layers of composite material are co-cured to form the composite structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Kristofer L. Peterson, Eileen E. Miller, Mark Allen Ulvin, Ronald Leroy McGhee, David A. Lilienthal
  • Publication number: 20200289342
    Abstract: Pulpless absorbent cores and methods of manufacture are disclosed. A first exemplary absorbent core may comprise a carrier sheet having a first edge region, a central region, and a second edge region and particulate material disposed on the carrier sheet through the first edge region, the central region, and the second edge region. The absorbent core may additionally have an absorbent core width and the central region may have a central region width, and the central width may comprise between 33% and 75% of the absorbent core width. Further, the central region may comprise an average basis weight of particulate material that is at least 110% of an average basis weight of particulate material within at least one of the left edge region and the right edge region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2018
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Michael B. Venturino, David B. Walbrun, Rodney L. Miller, Jr., Brandon B. Kussow, Joseph J. Sina
  • Publication number: 20200264488
    Abstract: An electrophoretic medium comprises a fluid, a first, light scattering particle (typically white) and second, third and fourth particles having three subtractive primary colors (typically magenta, cyan and yellow); at least two of these colored particles being non-light scattering. The first and second particles bear polymer coatings such that the electric field required to separate an aggregate formed by the third and the fourth particles is greater than that required to separate an aggregate formed from any other two types of particles. Methods for driving the medium to produce white, black, magenta, cyan, yellow, red, green and blue colors are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Stephen J. TELFER, Stephen BULL, Jennifer M. MORRISON, Luke M. SLOMINSKI, David Darrell MILLER, Olga Vladimirova BARYKINA-TASSA, Christopher L. HOOGEBOOM, Ana L. LATTES, Lee YEZEK, Brandon MACDONALD, Kosta LADAVAC, Craig A. HERB
  • Patent number: 10717079
    Abstract: The present invention relates to encapsulated microfluidic packages and methods thereof. In particular embodiments, the package includes a device, a cradle configured to support the device, and a lid having a bonding surface configured to provide a fluidic seal between itself and the device and/or cradle. Other package configurations, as well as methods for making such fluidic seals, are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
    Inventors: Darren W. Branch, Philip R. Miller, Thayne L. Edwards, David R. Wheeler
  • Publication number: 20200204367
    Abstract: A request to generate one or more random values can be received. In response to receiving the request to generate the one or more random values, a first read operation can be performed on a memory cell of the memory component to retrieve first data and a second read operation can be performed on the same memory cell of the memory component to retrieve second data. The first data can be compared with the second data to identify a difference between the first data and the second data. The difference can be associated with a noise characteristic of the memory cell. The one or more random values can be generated based on the difference between the first data and the second data that is associated with the noise characteristic of the memory cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: David L. Miller, Michael T. Brady
  • Patent number: 10678111
    Abstract: An electrophoretic medium comprises a fluid, a first, light scattering particle (typically white) and second, third and fourth particles having three subtractive primary colors (typically magenta, cyan and yellow); at least two of these colored particles being non-light scattering. The first and second particles bear polymer coatings such that the electric field required to separate an aggregate formed by the third and the fourth particles is greater than that required to separate an aggregate formed from any other two types of particles. Methods for driving the medium to produce white, black, magenta, cyan, yellow, red, green and blue colors are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: E Ink Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen J. Telfer, Stephen Bull, Jennifer M. Morrison, Luke M. Slominski, David Darrell Miller, Olga Vladimirova Barykina-Tassa, Christopher L. Hoogeboom, Ana L. Lattes, Lee Yezek, Brandon MacDonald, Kosta Ladavac, Craig A. Herb
  • Patent number: D897850
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Orthophor, LLC
    Inventors: Javad Parvizi, Craig J. Della Valle, David L. Kirschman, Alan B. Miller, Mayank M. Parmar, Peter F. Sharkey