Patents by Inventor Derek Miller

Derek 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: 20200334455
    Abstract: Provided herein are processing systems including a camera that is arranged to capture an image of a delivery item. The system also includes a hardware processor that is operably connected to the camera and that is configured to perform operations that include capturing, using the camera, an image of a delivery item that is undeliverable to an intended recipient or at an intended delivery location, where the image includes an address of the intended recipient. The operations also include embedding, by the hardware processor, processing data with the image of the delivery item to thereby generate an embedded image, and notifying a sender of the delivery item that the delivery item is undeliverable using the embedded image. Also provided herein are related computer readable media and methods of processing delivery items that are undeliverable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Derek MILLER, Thomas J. GRAHAM
  • Patent number: 10811573
    Abstract: Solid-state lighting devices including light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and more particularly packaged LEDs with light-altering materials are disclosed. A light-altering material is provided in particular configurations within an LED package to redirect light from an LED chip within the LED package and contribute to a desired emission pattern of the LED package. The light-altering material may also block light from the LED chip from escaping in a non-desirable direction, such as large or wide angle emissions. The light-altering material may be arranged on a lumiphoric material adjacent to the LED chip in various configurations. The LED package may include an encapsulant on the light-altering material and the lumiphoric material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle Damborsky, Derek Miller, Jack Vu, Peter Scott Andrews, Jasper Cabalu, Colin Blakely, Jesse Reiherzer
  • Patent number: 10782136
    Abstract: Techniques are discussed for modifying map elements associated with map data. Map data can include three-dimensional data (e.g., LIDAR data) representing an environment, while map elements can be associated with the map data to identify locations and semantic information associated with an environment, such as regions that correspond to driving lanes or crosswalks. A trajectory associated with the map data can be updated, such as when aligning one or more trajectories in response to a loop closure, updated calibration, etc. The transformation between a trajectory and an updated trajectory can be applied to map elements to warp the map elements so that they correspond to the updated map data, thereby providing automatic and accurate techniques for updating map elements associated with map data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Zoox, Inc.
    Inventors: Derek Adams, Patrick Blaes, Aleksandrs Ecins, Jesse Sol Levinson, Daniel Miller
  • Patent number: 10691672
    Abstract: An apparatus, method, system, and computer-readable medium are provided for maintaining contact information associated with a contact. In some embodiments a request associated with a contact may be received. Contact information may be obtained from one or more external or internal sources. One or more confidence scores may be generated for the obtained contact information and for one or more values received with the request. Based on the confidence score(s), one or more values associated with the contact may be incorporated in one or more data stores. In some embodiments, suggestions for contact related information may be generated. Responses to the suggestions may be used to update the generated confidence score(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Comcast Interactive Media, LLC
    Inventors: Peter Lester, Justin Miller, Hendrick Lee, Aseem Sharma, Galen Trevor Gattis, Amber Dixon, Huy Tuan Nguyen, Derek McGowan, John McCrea
  • Publication number: 20200176507
    Abstract: Solid-state lighting devices including light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and more particularly LED chips and related methods are disclosed. LED chips are provided that include an indicia arranged between a primary light-emitting face and a mounting face of the LED chip. The indicia may include at least one of a logo, one or more alphanumeric characters, or a symbol, among others that are configured to convey information. Arrangements of at least one of an n-contact, a p-contact, or a reflector layer of the LED chip may form the indicia. LED chips are also provided where at least a portion of an indicia is arranged on a mounting face of the LED chip. Indicia are provided that may be visible through primary light-emitting faces when LED chips are electrically activated or electrically deactivated. In this regard, the indicia may be embedded within LED chips while still being able to convey information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Nikolas Hall, Derek Miller, Anoop Mathew, Colin Blakely, Luis Breva, Jesse Reiherzer, David Todd Emerson
  • Publication number: 20200125552
    Abstract: An apparatus, method, system, and computer-readable medium are provided for maintaining contact information associated with a contact. In some embodiments a request associated with a contact may be received. Contact information may be obtained from one or more external or internal sources. One or more confidence scores may be generated for the obtained contact information and for one or more values received with the request. Based on the confidence score(s), one or more values associated with the contact may be incorporated in one or more data stores. In some embodiments, suggestions for contact related information may be generated. Responses to the suggestions may be used to update the generated confidence score(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Peter Lester, Justin Miller, Hendrick Lee, Aseem Sharma, Galen Trevor Gattis, Amber Dixon, Huy Tuan Nguyen, Derek McGowan, John McCrea
  • Publication number: 20200103236
    Abstract: Techniques are discussed for modifying map elements associated with map data. Map data can include three-dimensional data (e.g., LIDAR data) representing an environment, while map elements can be associated with the map data to identify locations and semantic information associated with an environment, such as regions that correspond to driving lanes or crosswalks. A trajectory associated with the map data can be updated, such as when aligning one or more trajectories in response to a loop closure, updated calibration, etc. The transformation between a trajectory and an updated trajectory can be applied to map elements to warp the map elements so that they correspond to the updated map data, thereby providing automatic and accurate techniques for updating map elements associated with map data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Derek Adams, Patrick Blaes, Aleksandrs Ecins, Jesse Sol Levinson, Daniel Miller
  • Publication number: 20200105984
    Abstract: Solid-state lighting devices including light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and more particularly packaged LEDs with light-altering materials are disclosed. A light-altering material is provided in particular configurations within an LED package to redirect light from an LED chip within the LED package and contribute to a desired emission pattern of the LED package. The light-altering material may also block light from the LED chip from escaping in a non-desirable direction, such as large or wide angle emissions. The light-altering material may be arranged on a lumiphoric material adjacent to the LED chip in various configurations. The LED package may include an encapsulant on the light-altering material and the lumiphoric material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Kyle Damborsky, Derek Miller, Jack Vu, Peter Scott Andrews, Jasper Cabalu, Colin Blakely, Jesse Reiherzer
  • Patent number: 10578170
    Abstract: A viscous clutch (20; 20?) includes a rotor (26), a housing (24) that at least partially surrounds the rotor, a center shaft (22) rotationally fixed to the housing, a mounting disk (30) rotationally fixed to the rotor, a working chamber (38) defined between the rotor and the housing, a reservoir (36) for holding a supply of shear fluid, an electromagnet (34), a valve assembly (32) to selectively control flow of the shear fluid between the reservoir and the working chamber, and a flux guide (54) operatively positioned between the electromagnet and the armature. At least a portion of the mounting disk extends outside the housing. The valve assembly including an armature (32-3) that is selectively movable in response to magnetic flux generated by the electromagnet, and the magnetic flux is transmitted between the armature and the electromagnet along a flux circuit. The flux guide extends through the mounting disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: HORTON, INC.
    Inventors: Scott Miller, Derek Savela, Michael Stevens
  • Patent number: 10545946
    Abstract: An apparatus, method, system, and computer-readable medium are provided for maintaining contact information associated with a contact. In some embodiments a request associated with a contact may be received. Contact information may be obtained from one or more external or internal sources. One or more confidence scores may be generated for the obtained contact information and for one or more values received with the request. Based on the confidence score(s), one or more values associated with the contact may be incorporated in one or more data stores. In some embodiments, suggestions for contact related information may be generated. Responses to the suggestions may be used to update the generated confidence score(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Comcast Interactive Media, LLC
    Inventors: Peter Lester, Justin Miller, Hendrick Lee, Aseem Sharma, Galen Trevor Gattis, Amber Dixon, Huy Tuan Nguyen, Derek McGowan, John McCrea
  • Patent number: 10522722
    Abstract: Solid-state lighting devices including light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and more particularly packaged LEDs with light-altering materials are disclosed. A light-altering material is provided in particular configurations within an LED package to redirect light from an LED chip within the LED package and contribute to a desired emission pattern of the LED package. The light-altering material may also block light from the LED chip from escaping in a non-desirable direction, such as large or wide angle emissions. The light-altering material may be arranged on a lumiphoric material adjacent to the LED chip in various configurations. The LED package may include an encapsulant on the light-altering material and the lumiphoric material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle Damborsky, Derek Miller, Jack Vu, Peter Scott Andrews, Jasper Cabalu, Colin Blakely, Jesse Reiherzer
  • Publication number: 20190326485
    Abstract: Solid-state lighting devices including light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and more particularly packaged LEDs with light-altering materials are disclosed. A light-altering material is provided in particular configurations within an LED package to redirect light from an LED chip within the LED package and contribute to a desired emission pattern of the LED package. The light-altering material may also block light from the LED chip from escaping in a non-desirable direction, such as large or wide angle emissions. The light-altering material may be arranged on a lumiphoric material adjacent to the LED chip in various configurations. The LED package may include an encapsulant on the light-altering material and the lumiphoric material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Kyle Damborsky, Derek Miller, Jack Vu, Peter Scott Andrews, Jasper Cabalu, Colin Blakely, Jesse Reiherzer
  • Publication number: 20190310971
    Abstract: An apparatus, method, system, and computer-readable medium are provided for maintaining contact information associated with a contact. In some embodiments a request associated with a contact may be received. Contact information may be obtained from one or more external or internal sources. One or more confidence scores may be generated for the obtained contact information and for one or more values received with the request. Based on the confidence score(s), one or more values associated with the contact may be incorporated in one or more data stores. In some embodiments, suggestions for contact related information may be generated. Responses to the suggestions may be used to update the generated confidence score(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Peter Lester, Justin Miller, Hendrick Lee, Aseem Sharma, Galen Trevor Gattis, Amber Dixon, Huy Tuan Nguyen, Derek McGowan, John McCrea
  • Publication number: 20190274206
    Abstract: Enhancements to ornamental or holiday lighting are disclosed including remote control ornamental illumination with color pallet control whereby a user can vary the color/intensity/appearance of an individual bulb or entire light string by selecting the electronic address of the bulb and selecting its attribute. Further disclosures include: motion responsive lights which respond to sensed movement, gesture controlled lights, adjustable white color/white led sets, connectable multi-function lights, controller to sequence lights to music or other input source, rotating projection led light/tree top/table top unit, and remote controlled sequencing icicle lights and ornament lighting system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Steven J. Altamura, Christine Werner, Derek Dean Anderson, Matthew Guse, Carmen Miller
  • Patent number: 10327311
    Abstract: Enhancements to ornamental or holiday lighting are disclosed including remote control ornamental illumination with color pallet control whereby a user can vary the color/intensity/appearance of an individual bulb or entire light string by selecting the electronic address of the bulb and selecting its attribute. Further disclosures include: motion responsive lights which respond to sensed movement, gesture controlled lights, adjustable white color/white led sets, connectable multi-function lights, controller to sequence lights to music or other input source, rotating projection led light/tree top/table top unit, and remote controlled sequencing icicle lights and ornament lighting system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Seasonal Specialties, LLC
    Inventors: Steven J. Altamura, Christine Werner, Derek Dean Anderson, Matthew Guse, Carmen Miller
  • Patent number: 10325745
    Abstract: Approaches herein provide a multiple element fuse including a first fuse element having a first pair of terminals joined by a first fusible link, and a second fuse element including a second pair of terminals joined by a second fusible link. The first pair of terminals may be directly physically coupled with the second pair of terminals. In some embodiments, the first pair of terminals and the second pair of terminals are stacked relative to one another and joined by one or more linking elements, thus causing the first fusible link and the second fusible link to extend parallel to one another. In some embodiments, a first plurality of terminal pairs are integrally linked adjacent one another along a same plane, and then subsequently coupled to a second plurality of terminal pairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: LITTELFUSE, INC.
    Inventors: Derek Lasini, Michael Schlaak, Matthew Miller, Matthew Yurkanin
  • Patent number: 9309130
    Abstract: Process for producing a hydrogen-containing product and one or more liquid water products using catalytic steam-hydrocarbon reforming. In the process, a portion of the make-up water is heated by the reformate and another portion of the make-up water is heated by the combustion product gas prior to introducing the make-up water to a deaerator. Water in the combustion product gas is condensed to form a liquid water product. The process may be integrated with a thermal water desalination process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Xiang-Dong Peng, Derek Miller, Geoffrey Colling Achilles, Xianming Jimmy Li
  • Publication number: 20150110708
    Abstract: Process for producing a hydrogen-containing product and one or more liquid water products using catalytic steam-hydrocarbon reforming. In the process, a portion of the make-up water is heated by the reformate and another portion of the make-up water is heated by the combustion product gas prior to introducing the make-up water to a deaerator. Water in the combustion product gas is condensed to form a liquid water product. The process may be integrated with a thermal water desalination process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICAL INC.
    Inventors: Xiang-Dong Peng, Derek Miller, Geoffrey Colling Achilles, Xianming Jimmy Li
  • Patent number: 8709287
    Abstract: A process for producing a H2-containing product gas and purified water from an integrated catalytic steam-hydrocarbon reforming and thermal water purification process. Raw water, such as salt water, is heated by indirect heat transfer with reformate from the catalytic steam reforming process for purifying raw water in one of a multiple effect distillation process and a multi-stage flash process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiang-Dong Peng, Geoffrey Colling Achilles, Blaine Edward Herb, Eric Howard Klingenberg, Derek Miller
  • Publication number: 20130309163
    Abstract: A process for producing a H2-containing product gas and purified water from an integrated catalytic steam-hydrocarbon reforming and thermal water purification process. Raw water, such as salt water, is heated by indirect heat transfer with reformate from the catalytic steam reforming process for purifying raw water in one of a multiple effect distillation process and a multi-stage flash process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiang-Dong Peng, Geoffrey Colling Achilles, Blaine Edward Herb, Eric Howard Klingenberg, Derek Miller