Patents by Inventor Eric Miller

Eric 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: 20210058666
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided reducing storage space occupied by a media asset by adjusting quality levels of the media asset downward over time. This may be accomplished by a media guidance application that store, at a given time, the media asset in a first format having a first quality level. The media guidance application retrieves, from a database, a data entry corresponding to the media asset and determines, based on the data entry, a threshold period of time for storing the media asset in the first format. The media guidance application detects whether the threshold period of time since the given time has passed and responds by altering a first portion of the media asset from the first format having the first quality level to a second format having a second quality level that is inferior to the first quality level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Clayton Kim, Lucas Waye, Richard Eric Miller, Matthew John Emerson
  • Publication number: 20210048368
    Abstract: A system includes a stage, a detector and a measuring device. The stage is configured to hold a substrate. The substrate includes a plurality of tapered structures, and each of the plurality of tapered structures includes a tapered wall between first and second openings at opposite ends of the plurality of tapered structures. The detector is tilted at a first angle and configured to measure light reflected from the tapered wall at about 90 degrees to the tapered wall. The first angle depends at least in part a second angle between the tapered wall and a longitudinal axis running through the tapered structure. The measuring device is configured to determine a characteristic of the tapered wall and whether the characteristic of the tapered wall is above or below a threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Raymond Miller Karam, Eric Louis Null
  • Publication number: 20210049917
    Abstract: An Aerial Robotics Network (ARN) Management Infrastructure (MI) (also referred to as ARNMI) that provides a mechanism for the management of aerobots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: X, Jonathan EVANS, Andrew MCCOLLOUGH, Dana MAHER, Jake NYLUND, Eric MILLER, Chase FIEDLER
  • Publication number: 20210043665
    Abstract: An integrated circuit assembly including a first wafer bonded to a second wafer with an oxide layer, wherein a first surface of the first wafer is bonded to a first surface of the second wafer. The assembly can include a bonding oxide on a second surface of the second wafer, wherein a surface of the bonding oxide is polished. The assembly can further include a shim secured to the bonding oxide on the second surface of the second wafer to reduce bow of the circuit assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Jeffery H. Burkhart, Sean P. Kilcoyne, Eric Miller
  • Publication number: 20210043409
    Abstract: X-ray transparent insulation can be sandwiched between an x-ray window and a ground plate. The x-ray transparent insulation can include aluminum nitride, boron nitride, or polyetherimide. The x-ray transparent insulation can include a curved side. The x-ray transparent insulation can be transparent to x-rays and resistant to x-ray damage, and can have high thermal conductivity. An x-ray window can have high thermal conductivity, high electrical conductivity, high melting point, low cost, and matched coefficient of thermal conductivity with the anode. The x-ray window can be made of tungsten. For consistent x-ray spot size and location, a focusing plate and a filament can be attached to a cathode with an open channel of the focusing plate aligned with a longitudinal dimension of the filament. Tabs of the focusing plate bordering the open channel can be bent to align with a location of the filament.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Todd S. Parker, Eric Miller
  • Patent number: 10914548
    Abstract: A power system for a firearm includes a buffer tube adapter that attaches to a buffer tube of the firearm. A buttstock slidably engages with the buffer tube adapter along an axis, and the buttstock is adapted to adjust a length of the firearm. A power source is held by the buffer tube adapter and is at least partially covered by the buttstock. The power source is configured to power electronic accessories mounted to the firearm. The power system is mountable to the firearm without altering the buffer tube of the firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: T-Worx Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Tyler Miller, Ben Feldman, Joseph Ellena, Martin Fisher, Wayne Taylor, Eric Cabahug, Gary Callsen
  • Patent number: 10903047
    Abstract: Some embodiments include a plasma system comprising: a plasma chamber, an RF plasma generator, a bias generator, and a controller. The RF plasma generator may be electrically coupled with the plasma chamber and may produce a plurality of RF bursts, each of the plurality of RF bursts including RF waveforms, each of the plurality of RF bursts having an RF burst turn on time and an RF burst turn off time. The bias generator may be electrically coupled with the plasma chamber and may produce a plurality of bias bursts, each of the plurality of bias bursts including bias pulses, each of the plurality of bias bursts having an bias burst turn on time and an bias burst turn off time. In some embodiments the controller is in communication with the RF plasma generator and the bias generator that controls the timing of various bursts or waveforms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Eagle Harbor Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Ziemba, Kenneth Miller, James Prager, Kevin Muggli, Eric Hanson
  • Publication number: 20210020446
    Abstract: A method of forming a semiconductor structure includes forming a nanosheet stack including alternating layers of a sacrificial material and a channel material over a substrate, the layers of channel material providing nanosheet channels for one or more nanosheet field-effect transistors. The method also includes forming a hard mask stack over the nanosheet stack, and forming a patterning layer over the hard mask stack. The method further includes patterning a lithographic mask over the patterning layer, the lithographic mask defining (i) one or more first regions for direct printing of one or more fins of a first width in the nanosheet stack and the substrate and (ii) one or more second regions for setting the spacing between two or more fins of a second width in the nanosheet stack and the substrate using self-aligned double patterning. The second width is less than the first width.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Stuart Sieg, Daniel James Dechene, Eric Miller
  • Patent number: 10891050
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: SENSEL, INC.
    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: 20210005749
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to a method that includes forming a fin over a major surface of a substrate. The fin includes an active fin region having a top fin surface and a fin sidewall. The top fin surface is substantially parallel with respect to the major surface, and the fin sidewall is substantially perpendicular with respect to the major surface. A gate is formed over and around a central portion of the fin, the gate having a bottom gate region and a top gate region. The bottom gate region is substantially below the top fin surface and includes a bottom gate region sidewall that is substantially parallel with respect to the fin sidewall. The top gate region is substantially above the top fin surface and includes a top gate region sidewall that is at an angle with respect to the major surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Eric Miller, Gauri Karve, Marc A. Bergendahl, Fee Li Lie, Kangguo Cheng, Sean Teehan
  • Patent number: 10886252
    Abstract: The disclosed technology generally relates to integrating semiconductor dies and more particularly to bonding semiconductor substrates. In an aspect, a method of bonding semiconductor substrates includes providing a first substrate and a second substrate. Each of the first substrate and the second substrate comprises a dielectric bonding layer comprising one or more a silicon carbon oxide (SiCO) layer, a silicon carbon nitride (SiCN) layer or a silicon carbide (SiC) layer. The method additionally includes, prior to bonding the first and second substrates, pre-treating each of the dielectric bonding layer of the first substrate and the dielectric bonding layer of the second substrate. Pre-treating includes a first plasma activation process in a plasma comprising an inert gas, a second plasma activation process in a plasma comprising oxygen, and a wet surface treatment including a water rinsing step or an exposure to a water-containing ambient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: IMEC vzw
    Inventors: Lan Peng, Soon-Wook Kim, Eric Beyne, Gerald Peter Beyer, Erik Sleeckx, Robert Miller
  • Publication number: 20200408059
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed as including a first material volume with at least a hardened portion and a second material volume that includes at least two layers. The first material volume is composed of at least a hardenable alloy of steel. The at least two layers is located adjacent to a first surface comprising the hardened portion of the first material volume. The at least two layers includes a first layer composed of at least a ductile low-carbon alloy of steel and a second layer composed of at least a cobalt-based hardfacing over the first layer. The apparatus is applicable in preparing shear ram blocks and shear ram blades to provide a hardened blade edge with an adjacent hardfacing surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: Hydril USA Distribution LLC
    Inventors: Jamie Clay Gamble, Eric Larson, Brian Baker, Daya Singh, Joseph Incavo, William Miller, Melissa Newbury, Mark Reinmuller
  • Patent number: 10871848
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Sensel, Inc.
    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: 20200387585
    Abstract: A software licensing verification and installation system includes a client computing system in signal communication with a service provider computing system. The client computing system is configured to generate a request for at least one software product. The service provider computing system is configured to determine hardware information and software information of the client computing system, to receive a client license provided by the client computing system corresponding to the at least one software product, and to verify the client license based on the hardware information and software information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Luisa Martinez, Christopher Eric Fritz, Daniel Acevedo, Edrian Irizarry, Keith Joseph Miller
  • Publication number: 20200387567
    Abstract: A system and model by which to manage edits to localized versions of base-language electronic content. The model determines the likelihood of whether a modification made to a document is substantive and should be propagated back to the base electronic content and assists users in identifying these edits. The proposed method can significantly improve workflow efficiency and allow users to feel more comfortable in the development and use of their electronic content across multiple authoring platforms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicant: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Peter Eric LOFORTE, Raymond Robert RINGHISER, Katharine Elizabeth GRANT, Kapil Kumar TUNDWAL, Paul Fraedrich ESTES, Veronica G. SIEVERS, Adam Dewayne MILLER
  • Publication number: 20200387485
    Abstract: A system for customizing product documentation. In one example, the system includes an electronic computing device including an electronic processor. The electronic processor is configured to receive, from a user device, log-on credentials, determine, based on the log-on credentials, an organization, and receive, from a database server, product documentation for a product. The electronic processor is also configured to receive, from the database server, modifications for the product documentation that are associated with the organization, apply the modifications to the product documentation to create modified product documentation, and send, to the user device, the modified product documentation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Peter Eric LOFORTE, Katharine Elizabeth GRANT, Paul Fraedrich ESTES, Adam Dewayne MILLER, Kapil Kumar TUNDWAL, David Lawrence SWIFT, Gabriele MASILI, Raymond Robert RINGHISER
  • Patent number: 10859220
    Abstract: Multi-function lighting fixtures are provided. In one example implementation, a lighting fixture may include an optical housing extending lengthwise between a first end and a second end. The optical housing may include a plurality of light sources disposed within an interior of the optical housing and a plurality of optical elements disposed along an exterior of the optical housing. The optical housing may also a plurality of compartments defined within the interior of the optical housing. Each of the optical compartments may be associated with a separate light source of the plurality of light sources and a separate optical element of the plurality of optical elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: John Hollander, Chris Bailey, Brien Joseph Housand, Eric Miller, David Rector, Ryan Thompson, Michael Tinstman, Nathaniel Stephen Hack DeVol, Stephen Andrew Kiff
  • Patent number: 10860090
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: 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: 10847569
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for proving a sensor assembly. Embodiments can include employing a circuit assembly having a first layer bonded to a second layer with an oxide layer, depositing bonding oxide on the second layer of the circuit assembly, and thinning the first layer of the circuit assembly after depositing the bonding oxide. A coating can be applied over at least a portion of the first layer of the circuit assembly after annealing the circuit assembly. After polishing the bonding oxide on the second surface of the second layer of the circuit assembly, a shim can be secured to the bonding oxide on the second surface of the second layer of the circuit assembly to reduce bow of the assembly. Embodiments can provide a sensor useful in focal plane arrays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Jeffery H. Burkhart, Sean P. Kilcoyne, Eric Miller
  • Publication number: 20200357607
    Abstract: Some embodiments include a plasma system comprising: a plasma chamber, an RF plasma generator, a bias generator, and a controller. The RF plasma generator may be electrically coupled with the plasma chamber and may produce a plurality of RF bursts, each of the plurality of RF bursts including RF waveforms, each of the plurality of RF bursts having an RF burst turn on time and an RF burst turn off time. The bias generator may be electrically coupled with the plasma chamber and may produce a plurality of bias bursts, each of the plurality of bias bursts including bias pulses, each of the plurality of bias bursts having an bias burst turn on time and an bias burst turn off time. In some embodiments the controller is in communication with the RF plasma generator and the bias generator that controls the timing of various bursts or waveforms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Timothy Ziemba, Kenneth Miller, James Prager, Kevin Muggli, Eric Hanson