Patents by Inventor Edward A. Miller

Edward A. 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: 11543029
    Abstract: A seal arrangement is provided for sealing an exposed edge of a composite laminate part having a fay surface configured to be joined to a structure. The seal arrangement includes a precured edge seal covering the exposed edge and a cover covering the edge seal. A seal bead located within a recess in the fay surface of the part forms a seal between the part and the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Steven Kuan-Chi Wu, Ian Edward Schroeder, Mark Edmond Shadell, Melissa A. Uhlman, Jesse Randal Wiseman, Tho Ngoc Dang, Richard Bruce Tanner, Melinda Dae Miller, Kristopher William Talcott
  • Publication number: 20220402301
    Abstract: A non-pneumatic tire and wheel assembly which includes a rim, and a spoke ring structure having an inner ring that is mounted on an outer surface of the rim. The inner ring has one or more retention nubs aligned for reception in complementary shaped grooves on the outer surface of the rim, wherein the spoke ring structure has a plurality of spoke members, and an outer tread ring is mounted on the outer circumference of the spoke ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2022
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    Inventors: Nathan Edward Yensho, Wesley Glenn Sigler, Ann Elizabeth Myers, Arun Kumar Byatarayanapura Gopala, Md Atiqur Rahman Bhuiyan, Andrew James Miller
  • Publication number: 20220388685
    Abstract: A pitch-yaw actuation system includes a pitch frame, a yaw frame, a pitch actuator, a yaw actuator, and a universal joint assembly. The pitch frame is pivotably coupled to a device frame via a pitch hinge. The yaw frame is pivotably coupled to the pitch frame via a yaw hinge. The pitch actuator pivots the pitch frame about a pitch axis. The yaw actuator pivots the yaw frame about a yaw axis oriented orthogonal to the pitch axis. The universal joint assembly couples the yaw actuator to the yaw frame, and includes a universal joint slidably coupled to a linear guide mechanism. The guide mechanism axis is oriented at an angle that allows the universal joint to move in a manner accommodating misalignment of the yaw actuator with the yaw frame during pivoting of at least one of the pitch frame and the yaw frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2022
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Inventors: John Eric Miller, Shane Edward Arthur
  • Publication number: 20220388684
    Abstract: A device actuation system for actuating a treatment device includes a first drive gear rotatably mountable to the treatment device, a coupler rail slidably mountable to the treatment device, a second drive gear rotatably mountable to the coupler rail, and a coupler gear rotatably mountable to the treatment device and engageable with the coupler rail. In addition, the device actuation system includes a drive rail locatable between the first drive gear and the second drive gear of the gear system. The coupler gear is rotatable to move the coupler rail in a manner maintaining the second drive gear in continuous engagement with the drive rail against the first drive gear. The first drive gear and the second drive gear are rotatable in a manner causing at least one of translation and rotation of the treatment device relative to the drive rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2022
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Inventors: John Eric Miller, Shane Edward Arthur
  • Patent number: 11518030
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus and methods for providing an interactive inspection map are disclosed. An example apparatus for providing an interactive inspection map of an inspection surface may include an inspection visualization circuit to provide an inspection map to a user device in response to inspection data provided by a plurality of sensors operationally coupled to an inspection robot traversing the inspection surface, wherein the inspection map corresponds to at least a portion of the inspection surface. The apparatus may further include a user interaction circuit to interpret a user focus value from the user device, and an action request circuit to determine an action in response to the user focus value. The inspection visualization circuit may further update the inspection map in response to the determined action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: GECKO ROBOTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Edward A. Bryner, Kevin Y. Low, Joshua D. Moore, Dillon R. Jourde, Benjamin A. Guise, Alexander C. Watt, Edwin H. Cho, Mark Cho, Francesco H. Trogu, Domenic P. Rodriguez, Logan A. MacKenzie, Yizhu Gu, Ian Miller, Todd Joslin, Mark J. Loosararian
  • Patent number: 11517689
    Abstract: The operational parameters of a respiratory apparatus can be controlled through the use of a user interface located on a separate or separable mobile computing device. Sensors or features located on the mobile computing apparatus can be used to adjust the operation parameters or therapy of the respiratory apparatus or otherwise improve the compliance of a patient utilizing the respiratory apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Guohua Bao, Venkata Subbarao Potharaju, Arjen David Kat, Gavin Andrew Bryson Ryan, Ian Patrick Sarsfield Hickey, Benjamin Wilson Casse, Sujeewa Wannigama, Gregory Martyn Smith, Nordyn Alami, Nimansha Budhiraja, Donald Roy Kuriger, Adam John Darby, Bernhard Florian Lamprecht, Jeremy Livingston Miller, Johannes Nicolaas Bothma, Dean Antony Barker, Quinton Michael Smith, Emma Louise Nasimi, Andrew Jun Li, Nicholas Edward Vaughan, Zarin Kasad
  • Patent number: 11518031
    Abstract: System and methods for traversing an obstacle with an inspection robot are disclosed. An example system may include an inspection robot including an obstacle sensor to interrogate an inspection surface. The example may further include an obstacle sensory data circuit to interpret obstacle sensory data provided by the obstacle sensor, an obstacle processing circuit to determine refined obstacle data, and an obstacle notification circuit to generate and provide obstacle notification data to a user interface device. The example system may further include a user interface circuit to interpret a user request value from the user interface device, and to determine an obstacle response command value in response to the user request value; and an obstacle configuration circuit to provide the obstacle response command value to the inspection robot during the interrogating of the inspection surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Gecko Robotics, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward A. Bryner, Kevin Y. Low, Joshua D. Moore, Dillon R. Jourde, Mark J. Loosararian, Edwin H. Cho, Katherine Virginia Denner, Yizhu Gu, Ian Miller, Alvin Chou, Mark Cho, Francesco H. Trogu, Domenic P. Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 11511426
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus for rapid development of an inspection scheme for an inspection robot are disclosed. An apparatus may include an inspection definition circuit to interpret an inspection description value, and a robot configuration circuit to determine an inspection robot configuration description in response to the inspection description value. The apparatus may further include a configuration implementation circuit, communicatively coupled to a configuration interface of an inspection robot, to provide at least a portion of the inspection robot configuration description to the configuration interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Gecko Robotics, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward A. Bryner, Kevin Y. Low, Joshua D. Moore, Dillon R. Jourde, Francesco H. Trogu, Jeffrey J. Mrkonich, William J. Pridgen, Domenic P. Rodriguez, Alexander C. Watt, Michael Stephen Auda, Logan A. MacKenzie, Ian Miller, Samuel Theodore Westenberg, Katherine Virginia Denner, Benjamin A. Guise, Yizhu Gu, Todd Joslin, Mark J. Loosararian, Mark Cho, Edwin H. Cho
  • Patent number: 11511427
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus and methods for providing an inspection map are disclosed. An apparatus for performing an inspection may include an inspection data circuit to interpret inspection data, a robot positioning circuit to interpret position data, and a processed data circuit to link the inspection data with the position data to determine position-based inspection data. The apparatus may further include a user interaction circuit to interpret an inspection visualization request for an inspection map and an inspection visualization circuit to determine the inspection map based on the position-based inspection data, and a provisioning circuit structured to provide the inspection map to a user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Gecko Robotics, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward A. Bryner, Kevin Y. Low, Joshua D. Moore, Dillon R. Jourde, Benjamin A. Guise, Alexander C. Watt, Logan A. MacKenzie, Ian Miller, Todd Joslin, Yizhu Gu, Mark Cho, Francesco H. Trogu, Edwin H. Cho, Domenic P. Rodriguez, Mark J. Loosararian
  • Publication number: 20220375287
    Abstract: In one aspect of the present disclosure, a system and method are provided for pairing a network-enabled movable barrier operator with a transmitter. The method may include receiving a pairing request, retrieving a hashed version of the transmitter fixed code, verifying access authorization, and forwarding the hashed version of the transmitter fixed code to a movable barrier operator to allow the movable barrier operator to determine whether a new transmitter is authorized to control the movable barrier operator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2022
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventors: Casparus Cate, Garth Wesley Hopkins, Oddy Khamharn, Mark Edward Miller, Cory Sorice
  • Patent number: 11505468
    Abstract: A process of forming a sintered article includes heating a green portion of a tape of polycrystalline ceramic and/or minerals in organic binder at a binder removal zone to a temperature sufficient to pyrolyze the binder; horizontally conveying the portion of tape with organic binder removed from the binder removal zone to a sintering zone; and sintering polycrystalline ceramic and/or minerals of the portion of tape at the sintering zone, wherein the tape simultaneously extends through the removal and sintering zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Michael Edward Badding, William Joseph Bouton, Douglas Edward Brackley, Lanrik Wayne Kester, Thomas Dale Ketcham, Eric Lee Miller, Cameron Wayne Tanner, James William Zimmermann
  • Patent number: 11504200
    Abstract: Wearable user interface devices are described. A wearable user interface device can include a wearable base connected to a trackable device component by a linkage. The linkage can connect to a pivoted support that the trackable device is mounted on, and which maintains poses when the user interface device is not manipulated by a user's hand. The pivoted support has several orthogonal axes intersecting at a center of rotation located inside a device body of the trackable device. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: VERB SURGICAL INC.
    Inventors: Joan Savall, Richard Edward DeMartini, Randall Blake Hellman, Denise Ann Miller, Anette Lia Freiin von Kapri, Pablo E. Garcia Kilroy
  • Patent number: 11504850
    Abstract: An inspection robot, and methods and a controller thereof are disclosed. An inspection robot may include an inspection chassis including a plurality of inspection sensors and coupled to at least one drive module to drive the robot over an inspection surface. The inspection robot may also include a controller including an inspection data circuit to interpret inspection base data, an inspection processing circuit to determine refined inspection data, and an inspection configuration circuit to determine an inspection response value in response to the refined inspection data. The controller may further include an inspection response circuit to, in response to the inspection response value, provide an inspection command value while the inspection robot is interrogating the inspection surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Gecko Robotics, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward A. Bryner, Kevin Y. Low, Joshua D. Moore, Dillon R. Jourde, Benjamin A. Guise, Alexander C. Watt, Logan A. MacKenzie, Ian Miller, Mark Cho, Edwin H. Cho, Francesco H. Trogu, Domenic P. Rodriguez
  • Publication number: 20220365518
    Abstract: A method of developing a product is provided that includes generating a digital system model (DSM) that describes the product and a manufacturing process for the product, and generating a digital twin (DTw) of an instance of a component of the manufacturing process, the DTw including a digital replica of the instance. The method includes receiving attribute data for attributes of process/process characteristics subject to sources of variation that affect product quality. The digital replica is executed with input of the attribute data, and thereby updating the DTw to replicate the instance of the component of the manufacturing process as performed. A data analysis of the manufacturing process is performed based on the DTw as updated, and the manufacturing process is modified based on the data analysis to reduce variability in one or more product characteristics. The DTws of multiple instances may be used to generate further improvement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2022
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Inventors: Guijun Wang, Joseph R. Dvorak, Lu Yue, Jeff Miller, Edward Li, Raluca M. Dumitrache, Christopher Matsuoka, Priya Sukumaran, Michael J. Christian, Tripti Mandal
  • Patent number: 11472032
    Abstract: An inspection robot, and methods and a controller thereof are disclosed. An inspection robot may include an inspection chassis including a plurality of inspection sensors and coupled to at least one drive module to drive the robot over an inspection surface. The inspection robot may also include a controller including an inspection data circuit to interpret inspection base data, an inspection processing circuit to determine refined inspection data, and an inspection configuration circuit to determine an inspection response value in response to the refined inspection data. The controller may further include an inspection response circuit to, in response to the inspection response value, provide an inspection command value while the inspection robot is interrogating the inspection surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Gecko Robotics, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward A. Bryner, Kevin Y. Low, Joshua D. Moore, Dillon R. Jourde, Benjamin A. Guise, Alexander C. Watt, Logan A. MacKenzie, Ian Miller, Mark Cho, Edwin H. Cho, Francesco H. Trogu, Domenic P. Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 11472031
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus for rapid development of an inspection scheme for an inspection robot are disclosed. An apparatus may include an inspection definition circuit to interpret an inspection description value, and a robot configuration circuit to determine an inspection robot configuration description in response to the inspection description value. The apparatus may further include a configuration implementation circuit, communicatively coupled to a configuration interface of an inspection robot, to provide at least a portion of the inspection robot configuration description to the configuration interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Gecko Robotics, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward A. Bryner, Kevin Y. Low, Joshua D. Moore, Dillon R. Jourde, Francesco H. Trogu, Jeffrey J. Mrkonich, William J. Pridgen, Domenic P. Rodriguez, Alexander C. Watt, Michael Stephen Auda, Logan A. MacKenzie, Ian Miller, Samuel Theodore Westenberg, Katherine Virginia Denner, Benjamin A. Guise, Yizhu Gu, Todd Joslin, Mark J. Loosararian, Mark Cho, Edwin H. Cho
  • Patent number: 11472033
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus and methods for providing an inspection map are disclosed. An apparatus for performing an inspection may include an inspection data circuit to interpret inspection data, a robot positioning circuit to interpret position data, and a processed data circuit to link the inspection data with the position data to determine position-based inspection data. The apparatus may further include a user interaction circuit to interpret an inspection visualization request for an inspection map and an inspection visualization circuit to determine the inspection map based on the position-based inspection data, and a provisioning circuit structured to provide the inspection map to a user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Gecko Robotics, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward A. Bryner, Kevin Y. Low, Joshua D. Moore, Dillon R. Jourde, Benjamin A. Guise, Alexander C. Watt, Logan A. MacKenzie, Ian Miller, Todd Joslin, Yizhu Gu, Mark Cho, Francesco H. Trogu, Edwin H. Cho, Domenic P. Rodriguez
  • Publication number: 20220315624
    Abstract: Provided herein are thiostrepton analogues, such as but not limited to compounds of Formula I, with improved aqueous solubility and antibacterial properties against antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains. The methods of the disclosure further provide a chemoselective way to introduce diverse functionality into peptides or protein comprising a dehydroalanine residue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventors: Jonathan Ellman, Ryan Scamp, Scott Miller, Edward de Ramon
  • Publication number: 20220307419
    Abstract: A thermal management system for transferring heat between fluids includes a thermal transport bus through which a heat exchange fluid flows. Additionally, the system includes a heat source heat exchanger arranged along the bus such that heat is added to the fluid flowing through the heat source heat exchanger. Moreover, the system includes a plurality of heat sink heat exchangers arranged along the bus such that heat is removed from the fluid flowing through the plurality of heat sink heat exchangers. Furthermore, the system includes a bypass conduit fluidly coupled to the bus such that the bypass conduit allows the fluid to bypass one of the heat source heat exchanger or one of the heat sink heat exchangers. In addition, the system includes a valve configured to control a flow of the fluid through the bypass conduit based on a pressure of the fluid within the bus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Inventors: Christopher Edward Wolfe, Hendrik Pieter Jacobus de Bock, William Dwight Gerstler, Brian Gene Brzek, Brandon Wayne Miller, Daniel Alan Niergarth, Kevin Robert Feldmann, Kevin Edward Hinderliter
  • Publication number: 20220303513
    Abstract: A MEMS scanning device (“Device”) includes at least (1) laser projector(s) controlled by a laser drive to project a laser beam, (2) MEMS scanning mirror(s) controlled by a MEMS drive to scan the laser beam to generate a raster scan, (3) a display configured to receive the raster scan, (4) a thermometer configured to detect a current temperature, (5) a display observing camera configured to capture an image of a predetermined area of the display, and (6) a computer-readable media that stores temperature model(s), each of which is custom-built using machine learning. The device uses the display observing camera to capture image(s) of predetermined pattern(s), which are then used to extract feature(s). The extracted feature(s) are compared with ideal feature(s) to identify a discrepancy. When the identified discrepancy is greater than a threshold, the temperature model(s) are updated accordingly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventors: Michael Edward SAMPLES, Mikhail SMIRNOV, Jozef Barnabas HOUBEN, Damon Marlow DOMJAN, Joshua Owen MILLER