Patents by Inventor David Miller

David 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: 20210362546
    Abstract: Axle seat assemblies and methods of manufacturing thereof, are provided for attachment to an axle body (15). The axle seat assembly may be comprised of a first piece (42) and a second piece (50). The first piece (42) may have a first wall, a second wall and a first axle seat piece engagement portion providing a first engagement surface. The second piece (50) may have a third wall and a second axle seat piece engagement portion providing a second engagement surface. The first wall and the second wall of the first piece are oriented to engage a front surface of an axle body and the third wall of the second piece is oriented to engage a rear surface (30) of an axle body. The first and second engagement surfaces of the respective first and second pieces of the axle seat assembly are positioned and configured to engage one another to removably and reversibly secure with the use of a fastener the first piece to the second piece to form an axle seat assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Inventors: Andrew Westnedge, Scott Kohler, Timothy Stickle, David Miller
  • Publication number: 20210357257
    Abstract: Dynamically allocating workloads to a fixed number of CPU resources within a compute platform. Determining whether a workload should be in a Dedicated Class of workloads and assigned to a dedicated CPU resource or in a Shared Class of workloads that is handled by a set of at least one shared CPU resource, wherein a shared CPU resource may service more than one workload. The determination may be made based on a comparison of a parameter from two samples of a parameter taken at different times. The determination may be made using metadata associated with the workload. The determination may be made repeatedly so that some workloads may change from being in the Dedicated Class to the Shared Class or from the Shared Class to the Dedicated Class. High availability virtual network functions may be handled economically by deeming the failover workloads to be in the Shared Class.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: Irvin J. Stetter, JR., Ian David Miller
  • Patent number: 11177664
    Abstract: A system and method for variable frequency voltage regulation is presented. The system includes a variable frequency bus and a variable frequency load directly connected to the variable frequency bus. A plurality of variable frequency gensets are directly connected to the variable frequency bus. Each variable frequency genset includes a genset controller configured to select set points based on a selected frequency response curve of the variable frequency bus. A variable frequency voltage regulator is configured to regulate an electrical output of the variable frequency generator based on the selected set points. The system includes a voltage regulation controller configured to determine a desired bus frequency based on the variable frequency load, and determine an optimal frequency response curve based on the desired bus frequency and a frequency response model of each VFG. The selected frequency response curve is updated based on the determined optimal frequency response curve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Perry Converse, Per Ole Sorensen, Mike Snopko, David Miller
  • Patent number: 11176166
    Abstract: In embodiments, the ability to have two separate Db2 Mirror pair environments, each providing HA, which have the capability to switch application spaces between the Db2 Mirror pairs, is presented. At least one IASP is registered to a first node of a first pair of nodes at a first HA mirroring environment at a first location. The at least one IASP is replicated to a second HA mirroring environment, the second HA mirroring environment including a second pair of nodes at a second location, the second location different than the first location. The at least one IASP is registered with one node of the pair of nodes of the second mirroring environment, the at least one IASP is switched offline at the first pair of nodes of the first mirroring environment, and subsequently switched online at the second pair of nodes of the second mirroring environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Scott D. Helt, Kiswanto Thayib, Kristopher C. Whitney, Robert Miller, Jennifer A. Dervin, David Jones
  • Patent number: 11173521
    Abstract: A vibration attenuator for a rotor is rotatable about a mast axis and has a frame configured for rotation about the mast axis relative to the rotor. A first mass is axially translatable in a first direction relative to the frame parallel to a first axis, and a first biasing force urges the first mass toward a first-mass rest position in which the first mass is symmetric about the mast axis. A second mass is axially translatable in a second direction relative to the frame parallel to a second axis, and a second biasing force urges the second mass toward a second-mass rest position in which the second mass is symmetric about the mast axis. A selected first or second mass moves radially outward from the rest position to oppose vibrations in the rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Textron Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: David Heverly, Frank Bradley Stamps, Gary Miller, Richard E. Rauber, Thomas C. Parham, Jr., Michael R. Smith, Michael Scott Seifert, Jouyoung Jason Choi
  • Patent number: 11177855
    Abstract: Various implementations of a data communication cable assembly are disclosed that improve the transmission of data signals that traverse long distances. Some cable assembly implementations are configured to transmit data signals via one or more electrical wire mediums and one or more signal extenders that modify the data signals for improved transmission between devices over one or more electrical wire mediums. Other cable assembly implementations are configured to transmit data signals via one or more optical transmission mediums and optical-to-electrical and electrical-to-optical converters for improved transmission of the data signals between devices. Other cable assembly implementations are configured for cascading or daisy-chaining together for transmitting data signals between devices in the optical and/or electrical domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Inventors: Devang Parekh, David Miller, Nguyen X. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11175463
    Abstract: Various implementations of a data communication cable assembly are disclosed that improve the transmission of data signals that traverse long distances. Some cable assembly implementations are configured to transmit data signals via one or more electrical wire mediums and one or more signal extenders that modify the data signals for improved transmission between devices over one or more electrical wire mediums. Other cable assembly implementations are configured to transmit data signals via one or more optical transmission mediums and optical-to-electrical and electrical-to-optical converters for improved transmission of the data signals between devices. Other cable assembly implementations are configured for cascading or daisy-chaining together for transmitting data signals between devices in the optical and/or electrical domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Mobix Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Devang Parekh, David Miller, Nguyen X. Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20210349998
    Abstract: In some embodiments, the present disclosure provides systems and methods for detecting malware, including receiving thermal images of an integrated circuit, and generating a power density profile using at least one of the thermal images. The present disclosure further includes comparing the power density profile to an expected power density profile of the integrated circuit, and determining, based on the comparison, if the integrated circuit is in an abnormal operating state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Inventors: Mark Hempstead, David Werner, Eric Miller, Kyle Juretus, Ioannis Savadis
  • Publication number: 20210346031
    Abstract: A laparoscopic device comprising: (a) a housing operatively coupled to a first control and a second control; (b) an end effector operatively coupled to the first control, the end effector comprising a first component and a second component selectively repositionable with respect to one another within an X-Y plane, the end effector also including a third component selectively repositionable with respect to the second component within an Y-Z plane; (c) a laparoscopic conduit extending between the housing and the end effector; and, (d) an occlusion clip deployment device operatively coupled to the end effector and the second control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2021
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Applicant: AtriCure, Inc.
    Inventors: James David Hughett, SR., Keith Edward Martin, Kenneth Lance Miller, Michael Dolgin
  • Publication number: 20210347737
    Abstract: The present invention relates to sulfonylureas and sulfonylthioureas of formula (I) comprising a 5-membered heteroaryl ring attached to the sulfonyl group, wherein the heteroaryl ring is di-substituted at the 3- and 4-positions relative to the point of attachment of the sulfonyl group, and wherein the group attached to the terminal nitrogen atom of the urea group is either a 1,2, 3,5,6, 7-hexahydro-s-indacen-4-yl group substituted at the 8-position, or a heteroaryl group substituted at the alpha and alpha? positions. The present invention further relates to salts, solvates and prodrugs of such compounds, to pharmaceutical compositions comprising such compounds, and to the use of such compounds in the treatment and prevention of medical disorders and diseases, most especially by NLRP3 inhibition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Inventors: Matthew COOPER, David MILLER, Angus MACLEOD, Jonathan SHANNON
  • Patent number: 11166479
    Abstract: The present invention relates to feedstuffs for use in aquaculture, as well as methods for producing said feedstuffs. The invention also provides methods for rearing fish and/or crustaceans. In particular, the present invention provides a method of rearing a fish or crustacean, the method comprising feeding the fish or crustacean a feedstuff comprising lipid, the fatty acid of said lipid comprising at least 5.5% (w/w) stearidonic acid (SDA).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION
    Inventors: Matthew Robert Miller, Christopher Guy Carter, Peter David Nichols, Surinder Pal Singh, Xue-Rong Zhou, Allan Graham Green
  • Patent number: 11167022
    Abstract: The present invention relates to immunogenic compositions comprising an immunogenic polypeptide from Haemophilus influenzae or an immunogenic fragment thereof and/or an immunogenic polypeptide from Moraxella catarrhalis or an immunogenic fragment thereof, for use in the treatment or prevention of a recurrence of an acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) resulting from a bacterial infection in a subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignees: GLAXOSMITHKLINE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT LIMITED, GLAXOSMITHKLINE BIOLOGICALS SA
    Inventors: Catherine Cohet, Jeanne-Marie Josephine Devaster, David Mayhew, Bruce Miller, Ruth Tal-Singer, Vincent Weynants, Thomas Wilkinson
  • Patent number: 11168982
    Abstract: A laser-based rangefinding instrument for, inter alia, golfing or hunting activities having an unique ergonomic design and an external multi-function switch for controlling display brightness, selectable display of differing distance units and a slope selection switch for enabling display of line of sight distance or angle of slope and “Compensated Golf Distance” angle corrected distance to a target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignees: Laser Technology, Inc., Kama-Tech (HK) Limited
    Inventors: Jordan T. Vermillion, Scott M. Peterson, Neil T. Heeke, Eric A. Miller, Jeremy G. Dunne, David W. Williams
  • Publication number: 20210337719
    Abstract: An agricultural product application system such as an air seeder or a sprayer includes a controller, a product source, and a plurality of product dispensing sections. Each of the dispensing sections include a metering module and a product sensor arranged to detect product passing through one or more product dispensing devices. The controller determines a dispense activation delay (don) for each product dispensing section by measuring a delay between activation of the metering module and the product sensor detecting product arriving. The delay is optionally used for automatic control of the product dispensing sections and/or for logging georeferenced application data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Dennis Schmidt, Collin David MILLER
  • Patent number: 11164127
    Abstract: A method for an on-site purchase at an automated storage and retrieval system (ASRS) can include: analyzing likely impulse purchases for customers during a given season, the likely impulse purchases being associated with each customer's profile which comprises preferences, purchase history and search history; stocking items for customers to purchase and pick up at the ASRS, the stocked items comprising general and seasonal items, and supplementary items selected based on an analysis of the likely impulse purchases; receiving a customer's order for purchasing an item; detecting a customer's arrival within a predetermined area around the ASRS; offering a subset of the stocked items for the customer to add to the order, updating the order based on customer's purchase selections or declines; completing a payment transaction of the updated order; automatically updating the items for inclusion in the ASRS based on the customer purchase selections or declines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: David Tovey, Todd Mattingly, Edward Hernandez, Trent Miller, Kurt W. R. Bessel, Bruce Wilkinson
  • Patent number: 11165500
    Abstract: Various implementations of a data communication cable assembly are disclosed that improve the transmission of data signals that traverse long distances. Some cable assembly implementations are configured to transmit data signals via one or more electrical wire mediums and one or more signal extenders that modify the data signals for improved transmission between devices over one or more electrical wire mediums. Other cable assembly implementations are configured to transmit data signals via one or more optical transmission mediums and optical-to-electrical and electrical-to-optical converters for improved transmission of the data signals between devices. Other cable assembly implementations are configured for cascading or daisy-chaining together for transmitting data signals between devices in the optical and/or electrical domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Mobix Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Devang Parekh, David Miller, Nguyen X. Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20210332020
    Abstract: The present invention relates to phenylsulfonylureas and phenylsulfonylthioureas, wherein the phenyl ring is substituted with a monovalent group comprising either (i) an aryl or a heteroaryl group, or (ii) a nitrogen-containing heterocyclic group, and wherein the group attached to the terminal nitrogen atom of the urea group is a 6-membered cyclic group substituted at the 2- and 4-positions. The present invention further relates to salts, solvates and prodrugs of such compounds, to pharmaceutical compositions comprising such compounds, and to the use of such compounds in the treatment and prevention of medical disorders and diseases, most especially by NLRP3inhibition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Inventors: Matthew COOPER, David MILLER, Angus MACLEOD
  • Publication number: 20210334890
    Abstract: A system for displaying a simulated room can comprise a projector, a wall structure element, a physical object, and a room customization station. The room customization station can view images of selectable products and allows a selection thereof to be displayed on the wall structure element or the physical object. The projector can display the selectable product(s) on the wall structure element or the physical object. The physical object can be adjustable in size for different selectable product sizes. The system can include a physical accessory placeable in the simulated room to facilitate visualization of how the physical accessory would appear in the simulated room with the selectable product. Further, the room customization station can prevent a portion of the images from being projected onto a physical feature in the simulated room and allow other portions of the images to be projected into a portion of the simulated room.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2021
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Inventors: Blair Thomas Holt, Kurt James Jansen, Shannon Wadford Boggess, Randall Allen Miller, Paula Gragg Ferguson, Jeffrey Donald Key, Jeffrey Robert Pollard, Zeke Robert Markshausen, Garrett Lee Winther, Kathryn Soven, Carl David Sjunnesson, Kyle Fletcher, Elizabeth Spenko, Joseph Thomas Graceffa, Travis Schultz Lee, Aaron Randall Ferber
  • Patent number: 11156839
    Abstract: A variety of femtoprojector optical systems are described. Each of them can be made small enough to fit in a contact lens using plastic injection molding, diamond turning, photolithography and etching, or other techniques. Most, but not all, of the systems include a solid cylindrical transparent substrate with a curved primary mirror formed on one end and a secondary mirror formed on the other end. Any of the designs may use light blocking, light-redirecting, absorbing coatings or other types of baffle structures as needed to reduce stray light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Tectus Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Elliot Lemoff, George Michael Mihalakis, Gregory David Miller, Ronald Maynard, Michael West Wiemer
  • Patent number: 11157837
    Abstract: A system can obtain observations from a dataset. The system can generate a set of training partitions based on the observations and generate an ensemble of machine-learning models based on the set of training partitions. The system can then receive new data and detect whether the new data is indicative of the event using the ensemble. In some cases, the system can update the ensemble by providing the new data as input to an unsupervised machine-learning model that is separate from the ensemble of machine-learning models; receiving an output from the unsupervised machine-learning model indicating whether or not the new data is indicative of the event; incorporating a new observation into the dataset indicating whether or not the new data is indicative of the event based on the output from the unsupervised machine-learning model; and updating the ensemble based on the dataset with the new observation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: SAS INSTITUTE INC.
    Inventors: Yue Qi, Jeffrey Todd Miller, Jr., Thomas Francis Mutdosch, Rory David Ness MacKenzie, Iain Douglas Jackson, Peter Rowland Eastwood, Ryan Gillespie, Adam Michael Ames, Andrew John Knotts, Robert Wayne Thompson