Patents by Inventor James M. Miller

James M. 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: 20190191350
    Abstract: An enhanced uplink user equipment is in soft handover. A radio network controller selects a primary Node-B out of a plurality of Node-Bs supporting the soft handover. The radio network controller receiving successfully received enhanced uplink data packets from the plurality of Node-Bs. The radio network controller reordered the successfully received enhanced uplink data packets for in-sequence deliver. The primary Node-B sends specified scheduling information to the user equipment that the other Node-Bs does not transmit. At least the primary Node-B transmits acknowledgements and negative acknowledgements to the user equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: Signal Trust for Wireless Innovation
    Inventors: Guodong Zhang, Sung-Hyuk Shin, Stephen E. Terry, James M. Miller, Stephen G. Dick
  • Patent number: 10320373
    Abstract: Some embodiments include a high voltage nonlinear transmission line comprising a high voltage input configured to receive electrical pulses having a first peak voltage that is greater than 10 kV; a plurality of circuit elements electrically coupled with ground, each of the plurality of circuit elements includes a nonlinear semiconductor junction capacitance device; a plurality of inductors, at least one of the plurality of inductors is electrically coupled between two circuit elements of the plurality of circuit elements; and a high voltage output providing a high voltage output signal that oscillates at a frequency greater than 100 MHz about a voltage greater than 10 kV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: EAGLE HARBOR TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: James R. Prager, Timothy M. Ziemba, Kenneth E. Miller
  • Patent number: 10316864
    Abstract: Devices for producing vacuum using the Venturi effect have a housing defining a suction chamber, a motive passageway converging toward the suction chamber, a discharge passageway diverging away from the suction chamber, and a suction passageway in fluid communication with the suction chamber. A solenoid valve is positioned in the suction passageway and has an elongate sealing member received inside a coil, a first seal seat at a first end of the coil, and a second seal seat at the second end of the coil. The elongate sealing member is translatable within the coil between the first seal seat and the second seal seat, which define an open position and a closed position. Within the suction chamber, a motive exit of the motive passageway is generally aligned with and spaced apart from a discharge entrance of the discharge passageway to define a Venturi gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Dayco IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: David E. Fletcher, Brian M. Graichen, James H. Miller, Keith Hampton
  • Patent number: 10307980
    Abstract: An applicator assembly for applying a cord to a tire-building surface that rotates during tire construction. The applicator assembly includes an applicator member to apply the cord. A first rotary device rotates the applicator member about a first axis that is transverse to the surface. A first translation device moves the applicator member in a first linear path relative to the surface. The applicator member may include a roller and/or a resilient member. A second rotary device may rotate the applicator member and the first rotary device around a second axis substantially perpendicular to the first axis. A second translation device may move the applicator member, the first rotary device, the second rotary device, and the first translation device. A system for applying the cord to a core member may further include a spindle to rotate the core member about the axis of rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Boaz E. Eidelberg, Mark A. Sieverding, Robert T. Irwin, Max Joel Miller, Jr., Robert D. Irwin, Peter Bruder, James Wiley, James M. Dunn, Brad Kraus
  • Patent number: 10304661
    Abstract: Some embodiments include a high voltage waveform generator comprising: a generator inductor; a high voltage nanosecond pulser having one or more solid state switches electrically and/or inductively coupled with the generator inductor, the high voltage nanosecond pulser configured to produce a pulse burst having a burst period, the pulse burst comprising a plurality of pulses having different pulse widths; and a load electrically and/or inductively coupled with the high voltage nanosecond pulser, the generator inductor, and the generator capacitor, the voltage across the load having an output pulse with a pulse width substantially equal to the burst period and the voltage across the load varying in a manner that is substantially proportional with the pulse widths of the plurality of pulses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: EAGLE HARBOR TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy M Ziemba, Kenneth E Miller, John G Carscadden, James R Prager, Ilia Slobodov
  • Publication number: 20190157044
    Abstract: Some embodiments include a high voltage, high frequency switching circuit. The switching circuit may include a high voltage switching power supply that produces pulses having a voltage greater than 1 kV and with frequencies greater than 10 kHz and an output. The switching circuit may also include a resistive output stage electrically coupled in parallel with the output and between the output stage and the high voltage switching power supply, the resistive output stage comprising at least one resistor that discharges a load coupled with the output. In some embodiments, the resistive output stage may be configured to discharge over about 1 kilowatt of average power during each pulse cycle. In some embodiments, the output can produce a high voltage pulse having a voltage greater than 1 kV and with frequencies greater than 10 kHz with a pulse fall time less than about 400 ns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Timothy M. Ziemba, Kenneth E. Miller, James R. Prager, John G. Carscadden, Ilia Slobodov
  • Patent number: 10251106
    Abstract: A method and system for an enhanced uplink (EU) operation in a wireless communication system during soft handover. The system comprises a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU), at least two Node-Bs, and a radio network controller (RNC). One Node-B may be designated as a primary Node-B, and the primary Node-B may control EU operation during soft handover including uplink scheduling and hybrid automatic repeat request (H-ARQ). Soft buffer corruption is avoided during soft handover by controlling H-ARQ by the primary Node-B. Alternatively, an RNC may control EU operation during soft handover including H-ARQ. In this case, an RNC generates final acknowledge/non-acknowledge (ACK/NACK) decision based on the error check results of the Node-Bs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Signal Trust for Wireless Innovation
    Inventors: Stephen G. Dick, Stephen E. Terry, Guodong Zhang, James M. Miller, Sung-Hyuk Shin
  • Patent number: 10225749
    Abstract: Disclosed is method and apparatus for operation of a base station in wireless communications, including self-configuration of the base station for secure and authenticated communications with other base stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Signal Trust for Wireless Innovation
    Inventors: Peter S. Wang, Ulises Olvera-Hernandez, James M. Miller, Louis J. Guccione
  • Patent number: 10219196
    Abstract: An enhanced uplink user equipment is in soft handover. A radio network controller selects a primary Node-B out of a plurality of Node-Bs supporting the soft handover. The radio network controller receiving successfully received enhanced uplink data packets from the plurality of Node-Bs. The radio network controller reordered the successfully received enhanced uplink data packets for in-sequence deliver. The primary Node-B sends specified scheduling information to the user equipment that the other Node-Bs does not transmit. At least the primary Node-B transmits acknowledgements and negative acknowledgements to the user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Signal Trust for Wireless Innovation
    Inventors: Guodong Zhang, Sung-Hyuk Shin, Stephen E. Terry, James M. Miller, Stephen G. Dick
  • Publication number: 20180270837
    Abstract: A method for reporting channel quality from a user equipment (UE) to a base station is described. The UE derives a channel quality for each of a plurality of downlink resources. The UE transmits channel quality reports in a pattern of time intervals by rotating through the plurality of downlink resources in different time intervals of the pattern, wherein a channel quality report is not transmitted by the UE in each time interval of a frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Stephen E. Terry, Stephen G. Dick, James M. Miller, Eldad M. Zeira, Ariela Zeira
  • Patent number: 10004080
    Abstract: A method for reporting channel quality from a user equipment (UE) to a base station is described. The UE derives a channel quality for each of a plurality of downlink resources. The UE transmits channel quality reports in a pattern of time intervals by rotating through the plurality of downlink resources in different time intervals of the pattern, wherein a channel quality report is not transmitted by the UE in each time interval of a frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen E. Terry, Stephen G. Dick, James M. Miller, Eldad M. Zeira, Ariela Zeira
  • Patent number: 9967875
    Abstract: The architecture of the high-speed shared service provides a Node B yielding various sets of information that answer a set of basic questions that a data service needs. Many potential measurements the Node B can make are provided to the RNC to enable a resource manager to perform certain functions and which can be used to answer the set of basic questions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventor: James M. Miller
  • Publication number: 20180098261
    Abstract: The invention performs long term evolution (LTE) tracking area updates (TAUs), and tracking area code (TAC) and public land mobile network identification (PLMN-ID) assisted optimized wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) cell reselection. An evolved Node-B broadcasts system information including at least one system information block (SIB) based at least in part on an enhanced universal terrestrial radio access network (E-UTRAN) parameter response message sent by an evolved packet core (EPC) network. A WTRU generates a new TAC, which represents a tracking area identification (TA-ID) of a new cell, based on the system information, and compares the new TAC to an existing TAC, which represents a TA-ID of a previous cell. The WTRU transmits to the EPC network a TAU request message including the TA-ID of the new cell. The EPC network sends either a TAU accept message or a TAU reject message to the WTRU.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Peter S. Wang, James M. Miller, Ulises Olvera-Hernandez
  • Patent number: 9936423
    Abstract: Enhancements are provided for the radio link control (RLC) protocol in wireless communication systems where variable RLC packet data unit (PDU) size is allowed. When flexible RLC PDU sizes are configured by upper layers, radio network controller (RNC)/Node B flow control, RLC flow control, status reporting and polling mechanisms are configured to use byte count based metrics in order to prevent possible buffer underflows in the Node B and buffer overflows in the RNC. The enhancements proposed herein for the RLC apply to both uplink and downlink communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Diana Pani, James M. Miller, Paul Marinier, Stephen E. Terry, Sudheer A. Grandhi
  • Patent number: 9930568
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are described. According to a method, a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) communicates with a base station using a first base station operating frequency and a set of cell configuration parameters. The WTRU receives information indicating a second base station operating frequency to use for communications with the base station at a given time. The WTRU communicates with the base station using the second base station operating frequency and the same set of cell configuration parameters on or after the given time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph M. Murray, Chunxuan Ye, Zinan Lin, Jean-Louis Gauvreau, Alpaslan Demir, Angelo A. Cuffaro, Rocco DiGirolamo, James M. Miller
  • Publication number: 20180063787
    Abstract: A method for performing outer loop power control in wireless communications includes initializing a time interval clock to count down a predetermined time interval; receiving and decoding a channel quality indicator (CQI) message; computing a decision metric value for each symbol in the decoded CQI message; determining whether the CQI message is erroneous; counting a number of erroneous CQI messages; and signaling a wireless/transmit receive unit to adjust an uplink transmission power on a condition that the time interval clock has expired and the number of erroneous CQI messages exceeds a threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: Signal Trust for Wireless Innovation
    Inventors: Marian Rudolf, Stephen G. Dick, James M. Miller
  • Publication number: 20180049049
    Abstract: Disclosed is method and apparatus for operation of a base station in wireless communications, including self-configuration of the base station for secure and authenticated communications with other base stations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Applicant: Signal Trust for Wireless Innovation
    Inventors: Peter S. Wang, Ulises Olvera-Hernandez, James M. Miller, Louis J. Guccione
  • Publication number: 20180042008
    Abstract: The architecture of the high-speed shared service provides a Node B yielding various sets of information that answer a set of basic questions that a data service needs. Many potential measurements the Node B can make are provided to the RNC to enable a resource manager to perform certain functions and which can be used to answer the set of basic questions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Applicant: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventor: James M. Miller
  • Patent number: 9860817
    Abstract: The invention performs long term evolution (LTE) tracking area updates (TAUs), and tracking area code (TAC) and public land mobile network identification (PLMN-ID) assisted optimized wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) cell reselection. An evolved Node-B broadcasts system information including at least one system information block (SIB) based at least in part on an enhanced universal terrestrial radio access network (E-UTRAN) parameter response message sent by an evolved packet core (EPC) network. A WTRU generates a new TAC, which represents a tracking area identification (TA-ID) of a new cell, based on the system information, and compares the new TAC to an existing TAC, which represents a TA-ID of a previous cell. The WTRU transmits to the EPC network a TAU request message including the TA-ID of the new cell. The EPC network sends either a TAU accept message or a TAU reject message to the WTRU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Peter S. Wang, James M. Miller, Ulises Olvera-Hernandez
  • Publication number: 20170374592
    Abstract: An enhanced uplink user equipment is in soft handover. A radio network controller selects a primary Node-B out of a plurality of Node-Bs supporting the soft handover. The radio network controller receiving successfully received enhanced uplink data packets from the plurality of Node-Bs. The radio network controller reordered the successfully received enhanced uplink data packets for in-sequence deliver. The primary Node-B sends specified scheduling information to the user equipment that the other Node-Bs does not transmit. At least the primary Node-B transmits acknowledgements and negative acknowledgements to the user equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Applicant: Signal Trust for Wireless Innovation
    Inventors: Guodong Zhang, Sung-Hyuk Shin, Stephen E. Terry, James M. Miller, Stephen G. Dick