Patents by Inventor Dennis L. Miller

Dennis 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: 20190247354
    Abstract: The present invention provides a creatine ester anti-inflammatory compound which may be received by animals and then metabolized into a biologically active form of creatine. The biologically active creatine inhibits the production of chemical mediators, released during an inflammatory response, which are important components in the inflammatory response and the inflammation and pain resulting from physical or chemical trauma to cells and tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska
    Inventors: Donald W. Miller, Samuel C. Augustine, Jon C. Wagner, Thomas L. McDonald, Dennis H. Robinson
  • Patent number: 9762056
    Abstract: An electrical unit outlet device is disclosed for controlling power isolation, based on a pre-determined time, for a device charger, while remaining plugged into a power outlet. A power isolating circuit cuts any power to the charging device off when charge is complete. Multiple embodiments are disclosed including a ground fault interrupted electrical unit outlet that may be controlled by a timer to shut down after batteries have been charged is disclosed and claimed herein. All circuits will subject to ground fault interruption protection and may be subject to surge protection as well. In another embodiment, a lamp with timed charging outlets that shut down when batteries are being charged is disclosed and claimed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Inventors: Dennis L. Miller, Dwain C. May
  • Patent number: 9048040
    Abstract: An electrical unit outlet device is disclosed for controlling power isolation, based on a predetermined time, for a device charger, while remaining plugged into a power outlet. A power isolating circuit cuts any power to the charging device off when charge is complete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Takecharge, LLC
    Inventors: Dennis L. Miller, Dwain C. May
  • Patent number: 9010566
    Abstract: In one embodiment of a container protector the container protector comprises two opposing side skirts, two opposing end skirts, and a interior lip connected to both side skirts and end skirts. The container protector may also include one or more handle extension to facilitate use with a container having one or more handles. The container protector is designed to sealing fit around the top periphery of a container with the interior lip extending upward to prevent material within the container from flowing outward therefrom during transitions. Such transitions may be caused by heating, transportation, or other disturbances. The precise dimensions of the container protector will vary from one embodiment to the next, and the container protector may take any shape depending on the container for which it is designed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: Dennis L. Miller
  • Publication number: 20150083740
    Abstract: In one embodiment of a container protector the container protector comprises two opposing side skirts, two opposing end skirts, and a interior lip connected to both side skirts and end skirts. The container protector may also include one or more handle extension to facilitate use with a container having one or more handles. The container protector is designed to sealing fit around the top periphery of a container with the interior lip extending upward to prevent material within the container from flowing outward therefrom during transitions. Such transitions may be caused by heating, transportation, or other disturbances. The precise dimensions of the container protector will vary from one embodiment to the next, and the container protector may take any shape depending on the container for which it is designed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Dennis L. Miller
  • Patent number: 8963731
    Abstract: An electrical unit outlet device is disclosed for controlling power isolation, based on a predetermined time, for a device charger, while remaining plugged into a power outlet. An electrical outlet unit circuit cuts any power to the charging device off when charge is complete. An electrical device to limit the electrical power consumed by battery chargers, that are used to recharge the batteries of devices is described which includes: (1) a means to initiate a charging cycle; (2) surge protection circuit to protect both the battery charger and the device being recharged; and (3) an automatic control circuit to terminate a charging cycle. Secondly for the device to maintain the battery at full charge for extended periods of time while limiting power consumption, which includes: (1) a means to repeatedly initiate an abbreviated charging cycle and (2) a means to control the amount of time between the abbreviated charging cycles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Take Charge, LLC
    Inventors: Dennis L. Miller, Dwain C. May
  • Patent number: 8925759
    Abstract: In one embodiment of a container protector the container protector comprises two opposing side skirts, two opposing end skirts, and a interior lip connected to both side skirts and end skirts. The container protector may also include one or more handle extension to facilitate use with a container having one or more handles. The container protector is designed to sealing fit around the top periphery of a container with the interior lip extending upward to prevent material within the container from flowing outward therefrom during transitions. Such transitions may be caused by heating, transportation, or other disturbances. The precise dimensions of the container protector will vary from one embodiment to the next, and the container protector may take any shape depending on the container for which it is designed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Inventor: Dennis L. Miller
  • Patent number: 8471718
    Abstract: An electrical unit outlet device is disclosed for controlling power isolation, based on a pre-determined time, for a device charger, while remaining plugged into a power outlet. A power isolating circuit cuts any power to the charging device off when charge is complete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Takecharge, LLC
    Inventors: Dennis L. Miller, Dwain C. May
  • Patent number: 8091947
    Abstract: A disposal automobile cover for preventing foreign substances, dust and water from contacting an automobile disclosed and claimed. A disposable automobile cover adapted to be expanded between first and second positions, the cover comprising a planar top wall having an ovate perimeter; a planar side wall connected to the ovate perimeter at a first edge; and an elastic strip operatively associated with the side wall at a second edge thereof, the side wall being parallel to the top wall when in the first position, the side wall being transverse to the top wall when in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Inventor: Dennis L. Miller
  • Publication number: 20110283509
    Abstract: In one embodiment of a container protector the container protector comprises two opposing side skirts, two opposing end skirts, and a interior lip connected to both side skirts and end skirts. The container protector may also include one or more handle extension to facilitate use with a container having one or more handles. The container protector is designed to sealing fit around the top periphery of a container with the interior lip extending upward to prevent material within the container from flowing outward therefrom during transitions. Such transitions may be caused by heating, transportation, or other disturbances. The precise dimensions of the container protector will vary from one embodiment to the next, and the container protector may take any shape depending on the container for which it is designed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Inventor: Dennis L. Miller
  • Patent number: 7963581
    Abstract: A disposal automobile cover for preventing foreign substances, dust and water from contacting an automobile disclosed and claimed. A disposable automobile cover adapted to be expanded between first and second positions, the cover comprising a planar top wall having an ovate perimeter; a planar side wall connected to the ovate perimeter at a first edge; and an elastic strip operatively associated with the side wall at a second edge thereof, the side wall being parallel to the top wall when in the first position, the side wall being transverse to the top wall when in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Inventor: Dennis L. Miller
  • Patent number: 7337998
    Abstract: An apparatus for comminuting biological specimens includes a receiving component provided with a drive source, at least one sample retainer configured for accommodating at least one biological specimen and constructed and arranged for engagement in the receiving component. The sample retainer includes a first component configured for receiving a specimen prior to comminution and a second component for receiving the specimen after comminution. In addition, the sample retainer is insertable into the receiving component as a single piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignees: Wahl Clipper Corporation, DrugRisk Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Scott A. Melton, James E. McCambridge, Steve Arndt, Dennis L. Miller, Terri Stripling, Jeff Karker
  • Patent number: 5765611
    Abstract: A lever operated connector connecting a gas filling system to individual gas cylinders. A housing is attached to a gas filling system manifold and individual gas cylinders are connected to the opening. A lever rotates a moveable piece which linearly move to tighten the air cylinder to the gas filling system. A pin fixed through the housing extending to an inclined plane on the moveable piece causes the moveable piece to move linearly when rotated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1998
    Inventor: Dennis L. Miller
  • Patent number: D639111
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Inventor: Dennis L. Miller
  • Patent number: D652675
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Inventor: Dennis L. Miller
  • Patent number: D663585
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Inventor: Dennis L. Miller
  • Patent number: D682214
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Inventor: Dennis L. Miller
  • Patent number: D682215
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Inventor: Dennis L. Miller
  • Patent number: D686574
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Inventor: Dennis L. Miller
  • Patent number: D693770
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Inventor: Dennis L. Miller