Patents by Inventor Gregory A. Mills

Gregory A. Mills 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: 20200110036
    Abstract: The present technology includes a color changeable indicator that changes color upon exposure of the indicator to high pressure and comprises at least one reagent releasing layer, a transition layer disposed on the reagent releasing layer, a color changeable layer disposed on the transition layer, and a non-porous protectant encompassing the reagent releasing layer, the transition layer and the color changeable layer. An additional reagent releasing layer can be located between the transition layer and the color changeable layer. The indicators provide simple, reliable, and cost effective detection means for detecting whether a product has been exposed to high pressure, e.g. high pressure pasteurization, and may find use in applications such as food and beverage processing and/or packaging and medical applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Gregory L. Heacock, Andrew Mills
  • Publication number: 20190292421
    Abstract: Color changeable materials can be incorporated into adhesive materials while maintaining the efficacy and stability of the indicator. The indicators provide simple, reliable, and cost effective detection means for detecting ammonia and carbon dioxide, and may find use in applications such as food packaging and medical applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Gregory L. Heacock, Andrew Mills
  • Patent number: 10395152
    Abstract: A transfer rack on one floor of an inventory system can receive multiple containers each carrying an inventory item designated for an operation on a different floor of the inventory system. A vertical lift can move the transfer rack carrying the multiple containers from the one floor to the different floor. On the different floor, the multiple containers may be swapped for different multiple containers each carrying an inventory item designated for an operation on the one floor. The vertical lift may return the transfer rack carrying the different multiple containers to the one floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph W. Durham, Scott Dresser, John Gregory Longtine, Diane Grieselhuber Mills, Parris S. Wellman, Steven Augustine Wilson
  • Publication number: 20190170714
    Abstract: Color changeable indicator particles having a meltable, particulate organic core, and at least one color changeable indicator coated on the particulate organic core. Color changeable indicator particles can be incorporated into composite polymer materials while maintaining the efficacy and stability of the indicator. The indicators provide simple, reliable, and cost effective detection means for detecting ammonia and carbon dioxide, and may find use in applications such as food packaging and medical applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Gregory L. Heacock, Andrew Mills
  • Patent number: 8948558
    Abstract: Durable optical fiber ribbons are formed by promoting a strong bond between fiber ink layers and ribbon matrix material. During curing of the ink layer desired oxygen levels are maintained in the curing environment of the manufacturing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Corning Cable Systems LLC
    Inventors: Julie A. Chalk, Gregory A. Mills, Joel L. Parker
  • Publication number: 20140122318
    Abstract: An anonymous trading system for financial instruments comprises a network of broking nodes each performing a bid and offer matching function and a market view distribution function. Trader terminals are connected to the network via trading agent nodes. During deal execution a credit check is performed and once the deal is complete the identity of the counterparty becomes known to the other counterparty to the deal. The originating counterparty may send a More quantity message to the other party proposing a further deal at the same price. The other party may decline, partially accept, accept or accept and propose a still further amount. Credit for the further deal is drawn from an external source and the internal credit limits are temporarily increased or disabled to prevent the deal from being rejected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: EBS GROUP LIMITED
    Inventors: August Hochenberger, Edward Howorka, Neena Jain, John C. Gaudio, John R. Capuano, Gregory Mills, Srivathsan Krishnasami
  • Patent number: 8639607
    Abstract: An anonymous trading system for financial instruments comprises a network of broking nodes each performing a bid and offer matching function and a market view distribution function. Trader terminals are connected to the network via trading agent nodes. During deal execution a credit check is performed and once the deal is complete the identity of the counterparty becomes known to the other counterparty to the deal. The originating counterparty may send a More quantity message to the other party proposing a further deal at the same price. The other party may decline, partially accept, accept or accept and propose a still further amount. Credit for the further deal is drawn from an external source and the internal credit limits are temporarily increased or disabled to prevent the deal from being rejected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: EBS Group Limited
    Inventors: August M. Hochenberger, Edward R. Howorka, Neena Jain, John C. Gaudio, John R. Capuano, Gregory Mills, Srivathsan Krishnasami
  • Publication number: 20120288246
    Abstract: Durable optical fiber ribbons are formed by promoting a strong bond between fiber ink layers and ribbon matrix material. During curing of the ink layer desired oxygen levels are maintained in the curing environment of the manufacturing process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventors: Julie A. Chalk, Gregory A. Mills, Joel L. Parker
  • Patent number: 6510619
    Abstract: A wallpaper template can be used to cut wallpaper pieces in order to cover a closure such as a door, shutter or blind that may have a plurality of segments and frame elements. The wallpaper template has a plurality of indicia or apertures that are placed on a separate sheet or on a container for the closure. The indicia and apertures are arranged to define: (a) a segment pattern for outlining each of the segments; and (b) a closure pattern for outlining the closure. Thus, wallpaper can be cut by following the indicia or apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2003
    Inventor: Gregory Mills
  • Patent number: 6470121
    Abstract: A fiber optic cable component, for example, an optical ribbon (20,22,24,26), individual optical fiber, fiber bundle, or a non-optical fiber component, having a radiation markable section, the radiation markable section including a radiation reactive ingredient compounded with a base matrix material, and methods for creating markings in the radiation markable section. When irradiated with a suitable radiation source, a photochemical reaction occurs that creates markings in the radiation markable section, so that the ribbon classification task may be done with ease and reliability. The marking of fiber optic cable components according to the present invention may, for example, be accomplished by a radiation source of the laser type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Assignee: Corning Cable Systems LLC
    Inventors: Gregory A. Mills, Gregory A. Lochkovic
  • Publication number: 20020116835
    Abstract: A wallpaper template can be used to cut wallpaper pieces in order to cover a closure such as a door, shutter or blind that may have a plurality of segments and frame elements. The wallpaper template has a plurality of indicia or apertures that are placed on a separate sheet or on a container for the closure. The indicia and apertures are arranged to define: (a) a segment pattern for outlining each of the segments; and (b) a closure pattern for outlining the closure. Thus, wallpaper can be cut by following the indicia or apertures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2001
    Publication date: August 29, 2002
    Inventor: Gregory Mills
  • Publication number: 20020067900
    Abstract: A fiber optic cable component, for example, an optical ribbon (20, 22, 24, 26), individual optical fiber, fiber bundle, or a non-optical fiber component, having a radiation markable section, the radiation markable section including a radiation reactive ingredient compounded with a base matrix material, and methods for creating markings in the radiation markable section. When irradiated with a suitable radiation source, a photochemical reaction occurs that creates markings in the radiation markable section, so that the ribbon classification task may be done with ease and reliability. The marking of fiber optic cable components according to the present invention may, for example, be accomplished by a radiation source of the laser type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2001
    Publication date: June 6, 2002
    Inventors: Gregory A. Mills, Gregory A. Lochkovic
  • Patent number: 6370304
    Abstract: A fiber optic cable component, for example, an optical ribbon (20,22,24,26), individual optical fiber, fiber bundle, or a non-optical fiber component, having a radiation markable section, the radiation markable section including a radiation reactive ingredient compounded with a base matrix material, and methods for creating markings in the radiation markable section. When irradiated with a suitable radiation source, a photochemical reaction occurs that creates markings in the radiation markable section, so that the ribbon classification task may be done with ease and reliability, so that substantial physical damage to the layer by the radiation source is avoided. The marking of fiber optic cable components according to the present invention may, for example, be accomplished by a radiation source of the laser type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2002
    Assignee: Corning Cable Systems LLC
    Inventors: Gregory A. Mills, Gregory A. Lochkovic
  • Patent number: 6360044
    Abstract: An optical article including at least one optical fiber and a printable layer connected to the optical fiber. The printable layer including randomly spaced printed ink shapes for avoiding or controlling optical attenuation. A method and an apparatus for making optical articles with the randomized ink shape spacings are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2002
    Assignee: Corning Cable Systems LLC
    Inventors: Gregory A. Mills, Jeff J. Englebert, Christopher K. Eoll
  • Patent number: 6064789
    Abstract: An optical ribbon (20) includes optical fibers (28) encased in a ribbon common layer (21). Ribbon common layer (21) is printed with ink dots (23) such that ample spacing between dots (23), and controlled print spacing intervals, reduce delta attenuation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2000
    Assignee: Siecor Operations, LLC
    Inventor: Gregory A. Mills
  • Patent number: 6018605
    Abstract: An optical fiber (20) includes a silica-based core (22) which is operative to transmit light and is surrounded by a silica-based cladding (24) having a lower index of refraction than the core (22). A primary coating (26) surrounds cladding (24), and a secondary coating (28) surrounds primary coating (26). Optical fiber ribbon (40) includes a ribbon matrix material (42) which surrounds a plurality of optical fibers (20). Primary coating (26) comprises a photinitiator which has a peak absorbance in a relatively short wavelength UV spectrum. Secondary coating (28) comprises a photinitiator which has a peak absorbance in a relatively long wavelength UV spectrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2000
    Assignee: Siecor Operations
    Inventors: Gregory A. Mills, Shail Moorjani
  • Patent number: 5761363
    Abstract: An optical fiber ribbon includes an interfacial layer between a plurality of coated optical fibers and a common coating layer. The interfacial layer includes a liquid lubricant material dispersed in a cross-linked solid material. The optical fiber ribbon is both peelable and thermally strippable. The interfacial layer adheres more strongly to the common coating material than to the coated optical fibers. The interfacial layer may be provided either as the outer layer of each of the individual coated optical fibers or as an inner layer of the common matrix coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1998
    Assignee: Siecor Corporation
    Inventor: Gregory A. Mills
  • Patent number: 5643393
    Abstract: A method for accessing individual coated optical fibers in an optical fiber ribbon includes securing an adhesive tape to a substrate surface. The adhesive tape has a backing which faces away from the substrate surface to which it is secured. A glue is placed on the tape backing. The optical fiber ribbon is placed over the glue. After the glue is set, the optical fiber ribbon is pulled to burst the optical fiber ribbon common coating and delaminate one surface of the optical common coating. The process may be repeated to delaminate the other surface of the common coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 1, 1997
    Assignee: Siecor Corporation
    Inventors: Michael D. Genovese, Gregory A. Lochkovic, Gregory A. Mills
  • Patent number: 5561730
    Abstract: In a ribbon type fiber optic cable there is disposed a stack of fiber optic ribbons, each composed of a set of individually coated optical fibers in a planar relationship to one another with the set of coated optical fibers also coated by a common coating of ultraviolet light cured material. The coefficient of friction between adjacent ribbons in a stack is equal to or less than 0.70.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1996
    Assignee: Siecor Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory A. Lochkovic, John R. Keesee, Christopher K. Eoll, Gregory A. Mills
  • Patent number: 5485539
    Abstract: Disclosed is a ribbon cable subunit and a method of making same. The subunit is composed of a plurality of elongated fibers aligned one to another in a planar array with a predetermined number of the fibers bearing on their respective surfaces one or more discrete layers of ink which by themselves convey no intelligence but in combination with discrete layers of ink on other predetermined aligned optical fibers form a configuration conveying intelligence, and a transparent coating circumscribing and in contact with the optical fibers and the printed intelligence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 16, 1996
    Assignee: Siecor Corporation
    Inventor: Gregory A. Mills