Patents by Inventor James R. Miller

James R. 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: 10323553
    Abstract: An evaporative emission control canister system comprises an initial adsorbent volume having an effective incremental adsorption capacity at 25° C. of greater than 35 grams n-butane/L between vapor concentration of 5 vol % and 50 vol % n-butane, and at least one subsequent adsorbent volume having an effective incremental adsorption capacity at 25° C. of less than 35 grams n-butane/L between vapor concentration of 5 vol % and 50 vol % n-butane, an effective butane working capacity (BWC) of less than 3 g/dL, and a g-total BWC of between 2 grams and 6 grams. The evaporative emission control canister system has a two-day diurnal breathing loss (DBL) emissions of no more than 20 mg at no more than 210 liters of purge applied after the 40 g/hr butane loading step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: INGEVITY SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC
    Inventors: Laurence H. Hiltzik, Peter D. McCrae, James R. Miller, Roger S. Williams
  • 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: 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: 10280820
    Abstract: An evaporative emission control canister system comprises an initial adsorbent volume having an effective incremental adsorption capacity at 25° C. of greater than 35 grams n-butane/L between vapor concentration of 5 vol % and 50 vol % n-butane, and at least one subsequent adsorbent volume having an effective incremental adsorption capacity at 25° C. of less than 35 grams n-butane/L between vapor concentration of 5 vol % and 50 vol % n-butane, an effective butane working capacity (BWC) of less than 3 g/dL, and a g-total BWC of between 2 grams and 6 grams. The evaporative emission control canister system has a two-day diurnal breathing loss (DBL) emissions of no more than 20 mg at no more than 210 liters of purge applied after the 40 g/hr butane loading step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: INGEVITY SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC
    Inventors: Laurence H. Hiltzik, Peter D. McCrae, James R. Miller, Roger S. Williams
  • Publication number: 20190101083
    Abstract: The present description provides high working capacity adsorbents with low DBL bleed emission performance properties that allows the design of evaporative fuel emission control systems that are lower cost, simpler and more compact than those possible by prior art. Emission control canister systems comprising the adsorbent material demonstrate a relatively high gasoline working capacity, and low emissions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Laurence H. Hiltzik, James R. Miller, Roger S. Williams, Cameron I. Thomson, Michael G. Heim, Emma M. Card
  • Publication number: 20180347424
    Abstract: An evaporative emission control canister system comprises an initial adsorbent volume having an effective incremental adsorption capacity at 25° C. of greater than 35 grams n-butane/L between vapor concentration of 5 vol % and 50 vol % n-butane, and at least one subsequent adsorbent volume having an effective incremental adsorption capacity at 25° C. of less than 35 grams n-butane/L between vapor concentration of 5 vol % and 50 vol % n-butane, an effective butane working capacity (BWC) of less than 3 g/dL, and a g-total BWC of between 2 grams and 6 grams. The evaporative emission control canister system has a two-day diurnal breathing loss (DBL) emissions of no more than 20 mg at no more than 210 liters of purge applied after the 40 g/hr butane loading step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Laurence H. Hiltzik, Peter D. McCrae, James R. Miller, Roger S. Williams
  • Patent number: 10072333
    Abstract: A method of coating a plurality of sheets. A fluid is forced through gaps in the plurality of sheets. The fluid has a substantially plug flow profile and the fluid deposits a coating on at least one surface of the plurality of sheets in a self-limiting deposition process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Andrew J. Ouderkirk, Nicholas T. Gabriel, Max Powers, Bill H. Dodge, Timothy J. Nevitt, Daniel J. Schmidt, James R. Miller, Robert R. Kieschke, Erin A. McDowell, Kelly S. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9902869
    Abstract: Methods of protecting a substrate from light-induced degradation are described. The methods comprise providing a substrate and disposing onto the substrate a plurality of layers deposited by layer-by-layer self-assembly. At least a portion of the layers comprise an organic light absorbing compound, an organic light stabilizing compound, or a combination thereof dispersed within a polyelectrolyte. Also described are articles comprising a substrate and a plurality of layers deposited by layer-by-layer self-assembly wherein at least a portion of the layers comprise an organic light absorbing compound, an organic light stabilizing compound, or a combination thereof dispersed within a polyelectrolyte. Random copolymers suitable for use in the method and articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Daniel J. Schmidt, Richard S. Buckanin, Timothy J. Hebrink, James R. Miller
  • Publication number: 20180030871
    Abstract: An evaporative emission control canister system comprises an initial adsorbent volume having an effective incremental adsorption capacity at 25° C. of greater than 35 grams n-butane/L between vapor concentration of 5 vol % and 50 vol % n-butane, and at least one subsequent adsorbent volume having an effective incremental adsorption capacity at 25° C. of less than 35 grams n-butane/L between vapor concentration of 5 vol % and 50 vol % n-butane, an effective butane working capacity (BWC) of less than 3 g/dL, and a g-total BWC of between 2 grams and 6 grams. The evaporative emission control canister system has a two-day diurnal breathing loss (DBL) emissions of no more than 20 mg at no more than 210 liters of purge applied after the 40 g/hr butane loading step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Laurence H. Hiltzik, Peter D. McCrae, James R. Miller, Roger S. Williams
  • Patent number: 9829604
    Abstract: Methods of making a multilayer optical film are described. In one embodiment, the method comprises providing a multilayer optical film and disposing onto the multilayer optical film a plurality of layers deposited by layer-by-layer self-assembly of nanoparticles, polymers, and combinations thereof. The multilayer optical film typically comprises a plurality of alternating polymeric layers of a low refractive index layer and a high refractive index layer that reflects at least one bandwidth of electromagnetic radiation ranging from ultraviolet to near infrared. Multilayer optical film articles are described comprising a plurality of layers disposed onto the multilayer optical film, wherein the plurality of layers comprises layer-by-layer self-assembled nanoparticles, polymers, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Daniel J. Schmidt, James R. Miller, Timothy J. Hebrink, Mark B. O'Neill
  • Patent number: 9732649
    Abstract: An evaporative emission control canister system comprises an initial adsorbent volume having an effective incremental adsorption capacity at 25° C. of greater than 35 grams n-butane/L between vapor concentration of 5 vol % and 50 vol % n-butane, and at least one subsequent adsorbent volume having an effective incremental adsorption capacity at 25° C. of less than 35 grams n-butane/L between vapor concentration of 5 vol % and 50 vol % n-butane, an effective butane working capacity (BWC) of less than 3 g/dL, and a g-total BWC of between 2 grams and 6 grams. The evaporative emission control canister system has a two-day diurnal breathing loss (DBL) emissions of no more than 20 mg at no more than 210 liters of purge applied after the 40 g/hr butane loading step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Ingevity South Carolina, LLC
    Inventors: Laurence H. Hiltzik, Peter D. McCrae, James R. Miller, Roger S. Williams
  • Publication number: 20160362649
    Abstract: A dual-mode system and method is disclosed for processing organic material. In a first mode of operation, the system pre-treats an organic feedstock before digestion for improved methanization. In a second mode of operation, the system post-treats digested material to generate a useful product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Inventors: Jay R. Troger, James R. Miller, Joseph E. Zuback
  • Publication number: 20160312561
    Abstract: A method of cutting a tubular includes providing a rotatable cutting tool in the tubular, the cutting tool having a blade with a cutting structure thereon; extending the blade relative to the cutting tool; rotating the cutting tool relative to the tubular; guiding the cutting structure into contact with the tubular; cutting the tubular using the blade; and limiting extension of the blade. A rotatable blade for cutting a tubular includes a blade body extendable from a retracted position; a cutting structure disposed on a leading edge of the blade body, the cutting structure configured to cut the tubular; a stop on a first surface of the blade body; and an initial engagement point on a second surface of the blade body, the initial engagement point configured to guide the cutting structure into contact with the tubular.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: James R. MILLER, Dan Hugh BLANKENSHIP, Jeremy Lee STONE, David W. TEALE
  • Publication number: 20160271555
    Abstract: An evaporative emission control canister system comprises an initial adsorbent volume having an effective incremental adsorption capacity at 25° C. of greater than 35 grams n-butane/L between vapor concentration of 5 vol % and 50 vol % n-butane, and at least one subsequent adsorbent volume having an effective incremental adsorption capacity at 25° C. of less than 35 grams n-butane/L between vapor concentration of 5 vol % and 50 vol % n-butane. The evaporative emission control canister system has a two-day diurnal breathing loss (DBL) emissions of no more than 20 mg at no more than 210 liters of purge applied after the 40 g/hr BETP butane loading step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventors: Laurence H. Hiltzik, Peter D. Mccrae, James R. Miller, Roger S. Williams
  • Publication number: 20160153087
    Abstract: A method of coating a plurality of sheets. A fluid is forced through gaps in the plurality of sheets. The fluid has a substantially plug flow profile and the fluid deposits a coating on at least one surface of the plurality of sheets in a self-limiting deposition process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Inventors: Andrew J. Ouderkirk, Nicholas T. Gabriel, Max Powers, Bill H. Dodge, Timothy J. Nevitt, Daniel J. Schmidt, James R. Miller, Robert R. Kieschke, Erin A. McDowell, Kelly S. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20160068703
    Abstract: Methods of protecting a substrate from light-induced degradation are described. The methods comprise providing a substrate and disposing onto the substrate a plurality of layers deposited by layer-by-layer self-assembly. At least a portion of the layers comprise an organic light absorbing compound, an organic light stabilizing compound, or a combination thereof dispersed within a polyelectrolyte. Also described are articles comprising a substrate and a plurality of layers deposited by layer-by-layer self-assembly wherein at least a portion of the layers comprise an organic light absorbing compound, an organic light stabilizing compound, or a combination thereof dispersed within a polyelectrolyte. Random copolymers suitable for use in the method and articles are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Inventors: Daniel J. Schmidt, Richard S. Buckanin, Timothy J. Hebrink, James R. Miller
  • Patent number: 9213699
    Abstract: Method and system maintaining “super-objects” in a central administering system, where each super-object is associated with corresponding objects in target systems so that editing of that super-object or of one of its associated objects results in conforming edits for all of the associated objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Aspect Software Inc.
    Inventors: Biswajeet Mukherjee, James R. Miller, Rajiv Kambli
  • Publication number: 20150285956
    Abstract: Methods of making a multilayer optical film are described. In one embodiment, the method comprises providing a multilayer optical film and disposing onto the multilayer optical film a plurality of layers deposited by layer-by-layer self-assembly of nanoparticles, polymers, and combinations thereof. The multilayer optical film typically comprises a plurality of alternating polymeric layers of a low refractive index layer and a high refractive index layer that reflects at least one bandwidth of electromagnetic radiation ranging from ultraviolet to near infrared. Multilayer optical film articles are described comprising a plurality of layers disposed onto the multilayer optical film, wherein the plurality of layers comprises layer-by-layer self-assembled nanoparticles, polymers, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Inventors: Daniel J. Schmidt, James R. Miller, Timothy J. Hebrink, Mark B. O'Neill
  • Publication number: 20150275727
    Abstract: An evaporative emission control canister system comprises an initial adsorbent volume having an effective incremental adsorption capacity at 25° C. of greater than 35 grams n-butane/L between vapor concentration of 5 vol % and 50 vol % n-butane, and at least one subsequent adsorbent volume having an effective incremental adsorption capacity at 25° C. of less than 35 grams n-butane/L between vapor concentration of 5 vol % and 50 vol % n-butane, an effective butane working capacity (BWC) of less than 3 g/dL, and a g-total BWC of between 2 grams and 6 grams. The evaporative emission control canister system has a two-day diurnal breathing loss (DBL) emissions of no more than 20 mg at no more than 210 liters of purge applied after the 40 g/hr butane loading step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Applicant: MeadWestvaco Corporation
    Inventors: Laurence H. Hiltzik, Peter D. McCrae, James R. Miller, Roger S. Williams