Patents by Inventor Dean T. Miller

Dean T. 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: 10421349
    Abstract: An energy storage system comprising at least one energy storage module adapted to supply electrical energy to a hybrid vehicle. The energy storage module comprises an enclosure, at least one battery array located within the enclosure, and an energy storage controller module located within the enclosure and electrically connected to the battery array. The energy storage module further comprises a compliant tipped thermistor which may be installed within a flexible clip. The thermistor is positioned to monitor the temperature of one or more of the batteries within the energy storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Allison Transmission, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian J. Maskew, Scott K. Bennett, Leonard F. Baxter, II, Daniel J. Youngs, Kurt Biehl, Edward Bass, Eric D. Schneider, Felice E. Bailey, Steven T. Reyburn, Dean M. Ford, Clyde E. Johnson, Bruce E. Miller, Richard Bletsis, Derek A. Delrymple, Markus Naegeli, Jerry Wendling, Timothy A. Gasaway, Russell B. Hopkins, Brian C. Morrow, Robert Lawrence
  • Publication number: 20190288358
    Abstract: Various systems for cooling a battery cell array are described. In one example an energy storage system includes a housing enclosing a battery cell array, an evaporator, and a circulating pump. In another example, an evaporator is adjacent to battery cells to facilitate heat transfer. In another example, thermoelectric elements are positioned adjacent to battery cells to facilitate heat transfer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: Allison Transmission, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Bass, Felice E. Bailey, Richard Bletsis, Derek A. Delrymple, Dean M. Ford, Bruce E. Miller, Markus Naegeli, Steven T. Reyburn
  • Publication number: 20190288359
    Abstract: Various systems for cooling a battery cell array are described. In one example an energy storage system includes a housing enclosing a battery cell array, an evaporator, and a circulating pump. In another example, an evaporator is adjacent to battery cells to facilitate heat transfer. In another example, thermoelectric elements are positioned adjacent to battery cells to facilitate heat transfer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: Allison Transmission, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Bass, Felice E. Bailey, Richard Bletsis, Derek A. Delrymple, Dean M. Ford, Bruce E. Miller, Markus Naegeli, Steven T. Reyburn
  • Patent number: 10391675
    Abstract: An apparatus for recycling synthetic thermoplastic waste material combining heretofore multiple stage processing steps in a single stage shredder grinder pulverizer device. The apparatus has multiple interchangeable material processing blade sets on respective effacing engageable rotating and fixed blade mounts within a cooled material infeed and blade containment enclosure with multiple vacuum outlet ports and communicating vacuum ducts to draw off and transport processed material therefrom for separation and classification, as required. Each replaceable interchangeable processing blade set includes registerable shredding and grinding blades and annular pulverizing blade sets on fixed and movable mediums for progressive processing of waste material into uniform recyclable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: MILLCO PRODUCT SOLUTIONS LLC
    Inventors: Daniel T. Miller, Dean E. Grindley, III
  • Patent number: 10322627
    Abstract: An energy storage system comprising at least one energy storage module adapted to supply electrical energy to a hybrid vehicle. The energy storage module comprises an enclosure, at least one battery array located within the enclosure, and an energy storage controller module located within the enclosure and electrically connected to the battery array. The energy storage module further comprises a compliant tipped thermistor which may be installed within a flexible clip. The thermistor is positioned to monitor the temperature of one or more of the batteries within the energy storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Allison Transmission, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian J. Maskew, Scott K. Bennett, Leonard F. Baxter, II, Daniel J. Youngs, Kurt Biehl, Edward Bass, Eric D. Schneider, Felice E. Bailey, Steven T. Reyburn, Dean M. Ford, Clyde E. Johnson, Bruce E. Miller, Richard Bletsis, Derek A. Delrymple, Markus Naegell, Jerry Wendling, Timothy A. Gasaway, Russell B. Hopkins, Brian C. Morrow, Robert A. Lawrence
  • Publication number: 20140217688
    Abstract: The specification discloses a high-profile, low-volume trash/recycling cart that is compatible with existing pick-up equipment and includes a reduced volume. The cart includes a container and a pedestal supporting the container. The pedestal increases the overall height of the cart to be conveniently handled by existing automated handling equipment. The container can be separated from the pedestal and used as a standalone refuse container. Additionally, wheels may be included on the container to provide a rolling standalone container. Alternatively or additionally, when the pedestal is separated from the container, the pedestal can be fitted with a handle to provide a utility cart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Cascade Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Dean T. Miller, Linda R. Umlor
  • Patent number: 8430267
    Abstract: A waste cart includes a container having first and second wall portions, and first and second openings defined by the wall portions to receive and support a grab bar. The container includes at least one positioning element to constrain the lateral movement of the grab bar. During assembly, the first end of the grab bar is inserted through the opening in the first sidewall, and the grab bar is pivoted to align the grab bar with the opening in the second sidewall. During the pivoting of the grab bar, the first positioning element is deformed. The second end of the grab bar is inserted into the opening in the second sidewall, allowing the first positioning element to snap back to its original, non-deformed orientation. When the grab bar is installed, the positioning elements are positioned at the outer ends of the grab bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Cascade Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Kilduff, Linda R. Umlor, Brian G. Parker, Jeffrey W. Miles, Joseph A. Bollo, Jr., Dean T. Miller, Michael A. Barrett
  • Publication number: 20130048654
    Abstract: A waste cart includes a container having first and second wall portions, and first and second openings defined by the wall portions to receive and support a grab bar. The container includes at least one positioning element to constrain the lateral movement of the grab bar. During assembly, the first end of the grab bar is inserted through the opening in the first sidewall, and the grab bar is pivoted to align the grab bar with the opening in the second sidewall. During the pivoting of the grab bar, the first positioning element is deformed. The second end of the grab bar is inserted into the opening in the second sidewall, allowing the first positioning element to snap back to its original, non-deformed orientation. When the grab bar is installed, the positioning elements are positioned at the outer ends of the grab bar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: CASCADE ENGINEERING, INC.
    Inventors: James R. Kilduff, Linda R. Umlor, Brian G. Parker, Jeffrey W. Miles, Joseph A. Bollo, JR., Dean T. Miller, Michael A. Barrett
  • Patent number: 7063670
    Abstract: A system and method for detecting perforations in a body cavity. In accordance with the method of the invention, a fluid (liquid or gas) is delivered into a body cavity to slightly pressurize the cavity. A pressure sensing system monitors the pressure within the cavity for a predetermined test period. If cavity pressure is not substantially sustained during the test period, the physician is alerted to further assess the cavity for perforations before initiating treatment within the cavity. In a preferred form of the system, a medical treatment system such as an RF ablation system is provided with perforation detection functionality. The system preferably includes a pre-test and post-test lockout system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2006
    Assignee: Cytyc Surgical Products
    Inventors: Russell M. Sampson, Mike O'Hara, Csaba Truckai, Dean T. Miller
  • Patent number: 6872183
    Abstract: A system and method for detecting perforations in a body cavity. In accordance with the method of the invention, a fluid (liquid or gas) is delivered into a body cavity to slightly pressurize the cavity. A pressure sensing system monitors the pressure within the cavity for a predetermined test period. If cavity pressure is not substantially sustained during the test period, the physician is alerted to further assess the cavity for perforations before initiating treatment within the cavity. In a preferred form of the system, a medical treatment system such as an RF ablation system is provided with perforation detection functionality. The system preferably includes a pre-test and post-test lockout system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2005
    Assignee: Cytyc Surgical Product
    Inventors: Russell M. Sampson, Mike O'Hara, Csaba Truckai, Dean T. Miller
  • Publication number: 20040215099
    Abstract: A system and method for detecting perforations in a body cavity. In accordance with the method of the invention, a fluid (liquid or gas) is delivered into a body cavity to slightly pressurize the cavity. A pressure sensing system monitors the pressure within the cavity for a predetermined test period. If cavity pressure is not substantially sustained during the test period, the physician is alerted to further assess the cavity for perforations before initiating treatment within the cavity. In a preferred form of the system, a medical treatment system such as an RF ablation system is provided with perforation detection functionality. The system preferably includes a pre-test and post-test lockout system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2004
    Publication date: October 28, 2004
    Inventors: Russell M. Sampson, Mike O'Hara, Csaba Truckai, Dean T. Miller
  • Patent number: 6743184
    Abstract: A system and method for detecting perforations in a body cavity. In accordance with the method of the invention, a fluid (liquid or gas) is delivered into a body cavity to slightly pressurize the cavity. A pressure sensing system monitors the pressure within the cavity for a predetermined test period. If cavity pressure is not substantially sustained during the test period, the physician is alerted to further assess the cavity for perforations before initiating treatment within the cavity. In a preferred form of the system, a medical treatment system such as an RF ablation system is provided with perforation detection functionality. The system preferably includes a pre-test lockout that prevents RF power delivery unless a perforation detection procedure previously has been performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2004
    Assignee: Novacept
    Inventors: Russel M. Sampson, Mike O'Hara, Csaba Truckai, Dean T. Miller
  • Patent number: 6678920
    Abstract: A soft-touch drawer pull including a substantially rigid substrate and a rubber-like plastic attached to the outer surface of the substrate. The substrate preferably includes teeth or catches on an inner surface that interact with corresponding recesses or holes on a drawer unit or other article to allow the drawer pull to be easily secured to the unit or article. Preferably, the drawer pull further includes catches that interact with snaps on a drawer to further secure the drawer pull to the drawer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2004
    Assignee: Cascade Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian G. Parker, Cameron Courtwright, Dean T. Miller
  • Publication number: 20030233733
    Abstract: A soft-touch drawer pull including a substantially rigid substrate and a rubber-like plastic attached to the outer surface of the substrate. The substrate preferably includes teeth or catches on an inner surface that interact with corresponding recesses or holes on a drawer unit or other article to allow the drawer pull to be easily secured to the unit or article. Preferably, the drawer pull further includes catches that interact with snaps on a drawer to further secure the drawer pull to the drawer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2002
    Publication date: December 25, 2003
    Inventors: Brian G. Parker, Cameron Courtwright, Dean T. Miller
  • Publication number: 20030191412
    Abstract: A system and method for detecting perforations in a body cavity. In accordance with the method of the invention, a fluid (liquid or gas) is delivered into a body cavity to slightly pressurize the cavity. A pressure sensing system monitors the pressure within the cavity for a predetermined test period. If cavity pressure is not substantially sustained during the test period, the physician is alerted to further assess the cavity for perforations before initiating treatment within the cavity. In a preferred form of the system, a medical treatment system such as an RF ablation system is provided with perforation detection functionality. The system preferably includes an interlock that prevents RF power delivery unless a perforation detection procedure previously has been performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2003
    Publication date: October 9, 2003
    Inventors: Russell M. Sampson, Mike O'Hara, Csaba Truckai, Dean T. Miller
  • Patent number: 6554780
    Abstract: A system and method for detecting perforations in a body cavity. A fluid (liquid or gas) is delivered into a body cavity to slightly pressurize the cavity. A pressure sensing system monitors the pressure within the cavity for a predetermined test period. If cavity pressure is not substantially sustained during the test period, the physician is alerted to further assess the cavity for perforations before initiating treatment within the cavity. In a preferred form of the system, a medical treatment system such as an RF ablation system is provided with perforation detection functionality. The system preferably includes a pre-test and post-test lockout system. The lockout system prevents RF power delivery unless, during a predetermined test period, the pressure sensing system determines that no perforation exists, or unless a previously performed perforation detection procedure determined a perforation was present but the lockout system was subsequently overridden by the physician.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Assignee: Novacept
    Inventors: Russell M. Sampson, Mike O'Hara, Csaba Truckai, Dean T. Miller
  • Patent number: 6422644
    Abstract: An energy dissipation assembly is provided for dissipating energy between a vehicle component and a vehicle sheet metal member. The assembly includes a collapsible crash box forming a central aperture therethrough for receiving the vehicle component. The collapsible crash box includes a plurality of collapsible levels oriented concentrically with respect to the central aperture. A sufficient impact against the component causes collapse of the plurality of levels between the component and the sheet metal member, thereby dissipating energy of the impact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2002
    Assignee: Lear Donnelly Overhead Systems, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Dean T. Miller, Douglas A. Fischer, Brian K. Begg, Richard J. Weber, Peter E. Mack
  • Publication number: 20020063132
    Abstract: A waste bench for containing waste and/or recyclable materials in high density housing. The waste bench includes a sloped front wall to facilitate removal of contents from the bench and accommodate articles under the waste bench. The waste bench may also include one or more notches or slots in which necks of bags may be disposed so that those necks serve as pick-up flags to collection agency personnel. In another aspect, the bench includes a tiltable bin to easily access contents of the bench by tilting the bin forward to expose contents therein. Further, a latch that is actuatable from inside and outside the bin provides an added child-safety feature. Finally, the bench may include a label or a memory chip to provide information about the bench.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2001
    Publication date: May 30, 2002
    Inventors: Michael D. Prins, Richard J. Vande Kopple, Brian G. Parker, Dean T. Miller
  • Patent number: 6176536
    Abstract: A console and method of installing a console for a motor vehicle or the like including a passenger cabin. The console includes an accessory module for use by occupants of the vehicle and has a housing with fasteners adapted to mount the console within the vehicle cabin. A chamber having an open side is formed in the console and receives an accessory module. At least a portion of the housing comprises an expanded polymeric material, preferably expended polypropylene, to provide a soft surface within the vehicle cabin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2001
    Assignee: Lear Donnelly Overhead Systems L.L.C.
    Inventors: Dean T. Miller, Douglas A. Fischer, Douglas C. Miller, Mark R. Litke
  • Patent number: D631223
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: Cascade Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald A. Kosheba, Linda R. Umlor, Dean T. Miller