Patents by Inventor Eric A. Miller

Eric 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: 10602600
    Abstract: An x-ray source can include a housing with material with an atomic number of ?42 and a thermal conductivity of ?3 W/(m*K) to assist in removing heat from the x-ray source and to block x-rays emitted in undesirable directions. An x-ray source can include a shell that is electrically conductive and that encloses at least part of a voltage multiplier without enclosing a control circuit to minimize or eliminate electromagnetic interference in the control circuitry caused by the voltage multiplier. An x-ray source can include a negative voltage multiplier, a positive voltage multiplier, and a ground plane between the negative voltage multiplier and the positive voltage multiplier. The ground plane can minimize or eliminate electromagnetic interference between the negative voltage multiplier and the positive voltage multiplier. An air-filled channel, associated with the ground plane, can reduce weight of the x-ray source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Moxtek, Inc.
    Inventors: Ricky B. Steck, Gordon Ernest Smith, Eric Miller, David S. Hoffman
  • Publication number: 20200089400
    Abstract: The present invention relates to touch sensor detectors incorporating interpolated variable impedance touch sensor arrays and specifically to detectors for non-planar touch controls. Variable impedance touch sensor arrays are applied to the surface of objects, inside objects, or other objects such that touches are detected directly or indirectly from the non-planar touch controls. An exemplary system includes a plurality of sensor panels on a plurality of device and a processor communicatively coupled to the sensor panels. The sensor panels include a plurality of physical VIA columns connected by interlinked impedance columns and a plurality of physical VIA rows connected by interlinked impedance rows. The processor detects touches at a first time at the sensor panels, determines that the two or more touches at the first time are arranged in a pattern corresponding to a predetermined gesture, and determines a relative pressure between the two or more touches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: John Aaron Zarraga, Alexander Meagher Grau, Bethany Noel Haniger, Bradley James Bozarth, Brogan Carl Miller, Ilya Daniel Rosenberg, James Frank Thomas, Mark Joshua Rosenberg, Peter Hans Nyboer, Reuben Eric Martinez, Scott Gregory Isaacson, Stephanie Jeanne Oberg, Timothy James Miller, Tomer Moscovich, Yibo Yu
  • Publication number: 20200089383
    Abstract: The present invention relates to touch sensor detector systems and methods incorporating an interpolated variable impedance touch sensor array and specifically to such systems and methods for gesture recognition and associating a UI element with the recognized gesture. In one embodiment, the present invention provides a variable impedance array (VIA) system for receiving a gesture that includes: a plurality of physical VIA columns connected by interlinked impedance columns; a plurality of physical VIA rows connected by interlinked impedance rows; and a processor configured to interpolate a location and/or pressure of the gesture in the physical columns and rows from an electrical signal from a plurality of column drive sources (connected to the plurality of physical VIA columns through the interlinked impedance columns) sensed at a plurality of row sense sinks (connected to the plurality of physical VIA rows through the interlinked impedance rows).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: John Aaron Zarraga, Alexander Meagher Grau, Bethany Noel Haniger, Bradley James Bozarth, Brogan Carl Miller, Ilya Daniel Rosenberg, James Frank Thomas, Mark Joshua Rosenberg, Peter Hans Nyboer, Reuben Eric Martinez, Scott Gregory Isaacson, Stephanie Jeanne Oberg, Timothy James Miller, Tomer Moscovich, Yibo Yu
  • Publication number: 20200089367
    Abstract: The present invention relates to interpolated variable impedance touch sensor arrays for force-aware large-surface device interaction. An exemplary system for detecting a continuous pressure curve includes a plurality of physical variable impedance array (VIA) columns connected by interlinked impedance columns and a plurality of physical VIA rows connected by interlinked impedance rows. The system also includes a plurality of column drive sources connected to the interlinked impedance columns and to the plurality of physical VIA columns through the interlinked impedance columns as well as a plurality of row sense sinks connected to the interlinked impedance rows and to the plurality of physical VIA rows through the interlinked impedance rows. Further, the system includes a processor configured to interpolate the continuous pressure curve in the physical VIA columns and physical VIA rows from an electrical signal from the plurality of column drive sources sensed at the plurality of row sense sinks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: John Aaron Zarraga, Alexander Meagher Grau, Bethany Noel Haniger, Bradley James Bozarth, Brogan Carl Miller, Ilya Daniel Rosenberg, James Frank Thomas, Mark Joshua Rosenberg, Peter Hans Nyboer, Reuben Eric Martinez, Scott Gregory Isaacson, Stephanie Jeanne Oberg, Timothy James Miller, Tomer Moscovich, Yibo Yu
  • Publication number: 20200089357
    Abstract: The present invention relates to automotive interface systems and methods. In one embodiment, an automotive interface system includes a steering wheel and an integrated interpolated variable impedance array that comprises a grid of sensing elements. The sensing elements are configured to power on simultaneously and to simultaneously generate multiple currents along multiple current paths in response to sensing a touch wherein the amount of current generated by a sensing element of the grid is directly proportional to the force applied by the touch. The automotive interface system also includes an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) and a processor communicatively coupled to the interpolated variable impedance array that are configured to receive the multiple currents along multiple current paths and determine a location, a duration, an area, and a force of the touch from the multiple currents along multiple current paths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Alexander Meagher Grau, Bethany Noel Haniger, Mark Joshua Rosenberg, Reuben Eric Martinez, Scott Gregory Isaacson, Stephanie Jeanne Oberg, Timothy James Miller, Tomer Moscovich
  • Publication number: 20200083345
    Abstract: A method of making a semiconductor device includes forming a gate stack on a substrate. The method further includes depositing a first spacer layer on a sidewall of the gate stack. The first spacer layer includes silicon and carbon. The method includes performing a first nitrogen plasma treatment process on the first spacer layer to increase a density of the first spacer layer. The method further includes depositing a second spacer layer on the first spacer layer. The second spacer layer includes silicon, carbon, and nitrogen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Donald Canaperi, Richard A. Conti, Thomas J. Haigh, JR., ERIC MILLER, SON NGUYEN
  • Publication number: 20200076775
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus for a virtual transponder utilizing inband telemetry are disclosed. A disclosed method for a virtual transponder utilizing inband telemetry comprises transmitting, by a hosted payload (HoP) operation center (HOC), encrypted hosted commands to a host spacecraft operations center (SOC). The method further comprises transmitting, by the host SOC, encrypted host commands and encrypted hosted commands to a vehicle. Also, the method comprises reconfiguring a payload on the vehicle according to unencrypted host commands and/or unencrypted hosted commands. In addition, the method comprises transmitting payload data to a host receiving antenna and/or a hosted receiving antenna. Also, the method comprises transmitting encrypted host telemetry to the host SOC. In addition, the method comprises transmitting encrypted hosted telemetry to the hosted receiving antenna. Further, the method comprises transmitting, by the hosted receiving antenna, the encrypted hosted telemetry to the HOC.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Robert J. Winig, Kristina Miller, Eric Anden
  • Publication number: 20200069171
    Abstract: A speculum includes a first blade member and a second blade member. Each of the first and second blade members extend from a proximal end to a distal end. A speculum control includes a control nut threadingly engaged with a threaded shaft. Internal threads of the control nut are oversized relative external threads of the threaded shaft such that the control nut freely spins upon the threaded shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: Cyalume Technologies, Inc
    Inventors: JAMES MILLER, ERIC DOMINGOS, JOSEPH LONGO
  • Publication number: 20200068693
    Abstract: In order to reduce the amount of electrical insulation needed for voltage isolation of large voltages generated by a voltage multiplier, the voltage multiplier can be shaped to smooth out electric field gradients. The voltage multiplier can comprise multiple sections, each section located in a different plane. The voltage multiplier can comprise a negative voltage multiplier and a positive voltage multiplier, each inclined at different angles with respect to each other. The voltage multiplier can include a curved shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Eric Miller, David S. Hoffman, Vincent F. Jones
  • Patent number: 10569889
    Abstract: A selection is made between single stage and multistage parachute deployment for a vehicle based at least in part on vehicle state information. In the event multistage parachute deployment is selected, a drogue parachute is deployed during a first deployment stage and afterwards, a main parachute is deployed during a second deployment stage. In the event single stage parachute deployment is selected, at least the main parachute is deployed in a single stage where in the event the drogue parachute is deployed during the single stage, the drogue and main parachute are deployed simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Kitty Hawk Corporation
    Inventors: Craig Western, Damon Vander Lind, Eric Miller, James Thomas Yaru, Timothy Mattson, Andrew David Goessling
  • Publication number: 20200055576
    Abstract: An apparatus may include a center section of a tower. The apparatus may further include at least a first support and a second support each comprising a telescoping assembly, wherein the telescoping assembly may include two or more members longitudinally moveable relative to one another for moving the center section of the tower between at least a first position and a second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Robert Oswell, Darrick Wilson, Richard Behnke, Stephen A. Aboud, Tracy Gragg, Tyson Kochan, Eric Miller, Adam Greer
  • Publication number: 20200047892
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a system to deploy a plurality of parachutes includes a plurality of parachute canopies each packed in a canister, a plurality of rockets adapted to extract an associated canopy from the canister, and a controller. The controller is configured to determine that an aircraft is at least one of: in a hover mode of operation and a forward flight mode of operation. In response to the determination that the aircraft is in the hover mode of operation, the controller applies a hover deployment sequence including by instructing the plurality of parachutes to deploy substantially simultaneously. In response to the determination that the aircraft is in the forward mode of operation and above a threshold airspeed, the controller applies a forward deployment sequence including by instructing the plurality of parachutes to deploy in a predefined sequence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Craig Western, Amy Qian, Damon Vander Lind, Timothy Mattson, Eric Miller, Peter A. Swan
  • Publication number: 20200038494
    Abstract: Compositions include highly-concentrated Alpha-1 Proteinase Inhibitor (A1PI) in a concentration greater than or equal to 100 mg/ml. Pharmaceutical compositions can be prepared from these compositions. The pharmaceutical compositions can be suitable for subcutaneous administration. The highly-concentrated A1PI solutions can be obtained by single-pass tangential flow filtration (SPTFF).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: JAMES REBBEOR, CHARLES MILLER, ANTHONY KLOS, ERIC ALLGAIER, THOMAS P. ZIMMERMAN, KEVIN WEE, MICHELLE StPETER, KELLY GLANCY
  • Patent number: 10553309
    Abstract: A dental treatment planning system includes an input form to receive one or more dental patient inputs; and an engine adapted to receive the dental patient data from the input form and validating the dental patient data in a predetermined sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: ALIGN TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew Trosien, Eric Kuo, Ross Miller
  • Publication number: 20200036367
    Abstract: A nanosecond pulser system is disclosed. In some embodiments, the nanosecond pulser system may include a nanosecond pulser having a nanosecond pulser input; a plurality of switches coupled with the nanosecond pulser input; one or more transformers coupled with the plurality of switches; and an output coupled with the one or more transformers and providing a high voltage waveform with a amplitude greater than 2 kV and a frequency greater than 1 kHz based on the nanosecond pulser input. The nanosecond pulser system may also include a control module coupled with the nanosecond pulser input; and an control system coupled with the nanosecond pulser at a point between the transformer and the output, the control system providing waveform data regarding an high voltage waveform produced at the point between the transformer and the output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Ilia Slobodov, John Carscadden, Kenneth Miller, Timothy Ziemba, Huatsern Yeager, Eric Hanson, TaiSheng Yeager, Kevin Muggli
  • Patent number: 10542684
    Abstract: A controller has two irrigation station module connection areas within it and can either accept two irrigation station modules at the same time or one larger module that spans both connection areas. The larger module, however, includes more irrigation station terminals than both of the smaller irrigation station modules combined. Therefore, a greater number of irrigation stations can be connected to the controller when the larger module is substituted for the two smaller modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: The Toro Company
    Inventors: Randall Pearson, Burnett Jones, Jack McIntosh, Brian Edward Ries, Jeffrey A. Miller, Noel Macasias, Eric Pettet, Tong Le, Michael Jackson
  • Publication number: 20200026348
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for performing localization of a handheld device with respect to a wearable device. At least one sensor mounted to the handheld device, such as an inertial measurement unit (IMU), may obtain handheld data indicative of movement of the handheld device with respect to the world. An imaging device mounted to either the handheld device or the wearable device may capture a fiducial image containing a number of fiducials affixed to the other device. The number of fiducials contained in the image are determined. Based on the number of fiducials, at least one of a position and an orientation of the handheld device with respect to the wearable device are updated based on the image and the handheld data in accordance with a first operating state, a second operating state, or a third operating state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Zachary C. Nienstedt, Samuel A. Miller, Barak Freedman, Lionel Ernest Edwin, Eric C. Browy, William Hudson Welch, Ron Liraz Lidji
  • Patent number: 10536513
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed herein for opening files via local applications. A first application on a local device receives a request to open a document specified by a user via a user interface associated with the first application, the document having a document identifier and associated with a first file stored on a server, the request comprising the document identifier and a user identifier. The first application forwards the request to open the document associated with the first file to a second application on the local device, and receives, from the second application, a list comprising one or more document processing applications that are on the local device and are capable of opening a second file that is stored on the local device and has the same document identifier as the document specified by the user, the second file being a local copy of the first file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Jessie Lynne Newman, Frank Pape, III, Ali Akhavan Bitaghsir, Brian Schneider, James Michael McCollum, Eric Huayu Zhang, Rachel Werner Barton, Marc Miller, Rishi Sharma
  • Patent number: 10535529
    Abstract: Techniques for fin length variability control are provided. In one aspect, a method of patterning fins in a wafer includes: depositing a hardmask and a tone invert layer on the wafer; patterning trenches in the tone invert layer; forming inverse tone etch masks on the hardmask within the trenches, wherein the inverse tone etch masks include inner and outer inverse tone etch masks; forming a save mask with opposite ends thereof aligned with the outer inverse tone etch masks; using the save mask to selectively remove unmasked portions of the tone invert layer; removing the outer inverse tone etch masks, wherein the inner inverse tone etch masks that remain have a uniform length L; patterning the hardmask into individual fin hardmasks using the inner inverse tone etch masks; and patterning fins in the wafer using the fin hardmasks. A device having fins of a uniform length L is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Praveen Joseph, Ekmini A. De Silva, Stuart A. Sieg, Eric Miller
  • Publication number: 20200008626
    Abstract: A blender system that includes a base that is selectively and operatively engaged with a container is shown and described herein. The base may include a near field communications chip that may communicate with a near field communications chip of a container. The base also includes a motor that is selectively and operatively engaged with a blade disposed within the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: David J. KOLAR, Saifur T. TAREEN, Eric MILLER