Patents by Inventor Jeffrey L. Miller

Jeffrey L. 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: 10662434
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are zinc fingers comprising CCHC zinc coordinating residues. Also described are zinc finger proteins and fusion proteins comprising these CCHC zinc fingers as well as polynucleotides encoding these proteins. Methods of using these proteins for gene editing and gene regulation are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignees: Dow AgroSciences LLC, Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Qihua C. Cai, Vipula K. Shukla, Joseph F. Petolino, Lisa W. Baker, Robbi J. Garrison, Ryan C. Blue, Jon C. Mitchell, Nicole L. Arnold, Sarah E. Worden, Jeffrey C. Miller, Fyodor Urnov
  • Patent number: 10640343
    Abstract: A winch assembly includes a base having first and second sides, a first shaft supported by the base and supporting a gear and a reel, and a second shaft supported by the base and supporting a ratchet gear. The ratchet gear meshes with the gear and a pawl, and a handle is attached to the second shaft for rotation thereof. The winch includes a cover having a top movable between first and second positions and first and second sides rotatably supporting the top. The first side may include a first arm extending toward and engaging a second arm extending from the second side. The top may include hooks for engaging a shaft extending between the sides of the cover. The sides of the cover may each include at least one retainer clip and the top includes corresponding lugs for engaging the at least one retainer clips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: DUTTON-LAINSON COMPANY
    Inventors: Brad Nels Christensen, Brandon William Miller, Zane Alexander Norton, Todd J. Yost, Jeffrey L. Dobbins, Milan Norton, Bang Brian Tran
  • Publication number: 20200078609
    Abstract: Various embodiments are directed to a method of driving an end effector coupled to an ultrasonic drive system of a surgical instrument. The method comprises generating at least one electrical signal. The at least one electrical signal is monitored against a first set of logic conditions. A first response is triggered when the first set of logic conditions is met. A parameter is determined from the at least one electrical signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Messerly, Eitan T. Wiener, Brian T. Noyes, Jeffrey L. Aldridge, James R. Giordano, Robert J. Beetel, III, Daniel J. Abbott, Foster B. Stulen, Matthew C. Miller, Aaron C. Voegele, Jeffrey P. Wiley, Nathan J. Price, Daniel W. Price, Robert L. Koch, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20200032873
    Abstract: A damper assembly (100) is configured to dampen motion between a first component and a second component. The damper assembly (100) includes a housing (102) having at least one housing rotation-limiting protuberance (126). A rotor (104) is rotatably coupled to the housing (102). The rotor (104) includes at least one rotor rotation-limiting protuberance (160). The housing rotation-limiting protuberance(s) (126) and the rotor rotation-limiting protuberance(s) (160) cooperate to limit a range of rotation of the rotor (104) relative to the housing (102).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Karly R. Miller, Steven L. Bivens, Jeffrey S. Cascio, Daniel T. Lindsey
  • Publication number: 20200024112
    Abstract: A winch assembly includes a base having first and second sides, a first shaft supported by the base and supporting a gear and a reel, and a second shaft supported by the base and supporting a ratchet gear. The ratchet gear meshes with the gear and a pawl, and a handle is attached to the second shaft for rotation thereof. The winch includes a cover having a top movable between first and second positions and first and second sides rotatably supporting the top. The first side may include a first arm extending toward and engaging a second arm extending from the second side. The top may include hooks for engaging a shaft extending between the sides of the cover. The sides of the cover may each include at least one retainer clip and the top includes corresponding lugs for engaging the at least one retainer clips.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Brad Nels Christensen, Brandon William Miller, Zane Alexander Norton, Todd J. Yost, Jeffrey L. Dobbins, Milan Norton, Bang Brian Tran
  • Publication number: 20190370211
    Abstract: A system and method wherein die-to-die communication are provided between a first die and a second die contained in a common integrated circuit (IC) package, a first processor on the first die communicatively coupled to first connectivity circuitry by a first processor bus and configured to provide first bus transactions to the first processor bus, the discrete signal lines connected to the first connectivity circuitry to provide first discrete signals indicative of discrete events, the first connectivity circuitry configured to store the first discrete signals in a plurality of virtual signal registers and to convert the first bus transactions and the first discrete signals into die-to-die message packets to be communicated to the second connectivity circuitry via a die-to-die interconnect between the first die and the second die, the first discrete signals being converted into the die-to-die message packets on a register-by-register basis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Gary L. Miller, Jeffrey Freeman
  • Publication number: 20190370212
    Abstract: A system and method wherein die-to-die communication are provided between a first die and a second die contained in a common integrated circuit (IC) package, a first processor on the first die communicatively coupled to the first connectivity circuitry by the first processor bus and configured to provide first bus transactions, to be provided to the second connectivity circuitry, to the first processor bus, the first connectivity circuitry configured to utilize a multiple simultaneous outstanding transaction capability supporting multiple simultaneous outstanding write transactions concurrent with multiple simultaneous outstanding read transactions, the second connectivity circuitry configured to provide processor bus flow control information and elasticity buffer status information pertaining to the elasticity buffer to the first connectivity circuitry via a common message for flow control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Gary L. Miller, Jeffrey Freeman, Huy Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10496593
    Abstract: A system and method wherein die-to-die communication are provided between a first die and a second die contained in a common integrated circuit (IC) package, a first processor on the first die communicatively coupled to first connectivity circuitry by a first processor bus and configured to provide first bus transactions to the first processor bus, the discrete signal lines connected to the first connectivity circuitry to provide first discrete signals indicative of discrete events, the first connectivity circuitry configured to store the first discrete signals in a plurality of virtual signal registers and to convert the first bus transactions and the first discrete signals into die-to-die message packets to be communicated to the second connectivity circuitry via a die-to-die interconnect between the first die and the second die, the first discrete signals being converted into the die-to-die message packets on a register-by-register basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: NXP USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary L. Miller, Jeffrey Freeman
  • Patent number: 10496594
    Abstract: A system and method wherein die-to-die communication are provided between a first die and a second die contained in a common integrated circuit (IC) package, a first processor on the first die communicatively coupled to the first connectivity circuitry by the first processor bus and configured to provide first bus transactions, to be provided to the second connectivity circuitry, to the first processor bus, the first connectivity circuitry configured to utilize a multiple simultaneous outstanding transaction capability supporting multiple simultaneous outstanding write transactions concurrent with multiple simultaneous outstanding read transactions, the second connectivity circuitry configured to provide processor bus flow control information and elasticity buffer status information pertaining to the elasticity buffer to the first connectivity circuitry via a common message for flow control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: NXP USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary L. Miller, Jeffrey Freeman, Huy Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10441345
    Abstract: A generator is disclosed to generate a drive signal to a surgical device. The generator includes an ultrasonic generator module to generate a first drive signal to drive an ultrasonic device, an electrosurgery/radio frequency (RF) generator module to generate a second drive signal to drive an electrosurgical device, and a foot switch coupled to each of the ultrasonic generator module and the electrosurgery/RF generator module. The foot switch is configured to operate in a first mode when the ultrasonic device is coupled to the ultrasonic generator module and the foot switch is configured to operate in a second mode when the electrosurgical device is coupled to the electrosurgery/RF generator module. The generator further includes a user interface to provide feedback in accordance with the operation of any one of the ultrasonic device and the electrosurgical device in accordance with a predetermined algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Aldridge, Robert A. Kemerling, Mark E. Tebbe, Christopher A. Papa, Daniel W. Price, Eitan T. Wiener, Jeffrey D. Messerly, David C. Yates, Mark A. Davison, Scott B. Killinger, Gavin M. Monson, Robert J. Laird, Matthew C. Miller
  • Publication number: 20190282292
    Abstract: A control circuit configured to receive a control signal that defines a first phase and a second phase from a surgical generator. The control circuit may include a first resistor, a second resistor in parallel with the first resistor, and a switch in series with the second resistor. The switch may be configured to transition between an open state and a closed state corresponding to an operational mode of a surgical instrument. In the first phase of the control signal, the control circuit is configured to communicate surgical instrument information to the surgical generator. In the second phase of the control signal and in the open state of the switch, the control circuit is configured to provide a first output. In the second phase of the control signal and in the closed state of the switch, the control circuit is configured to provide a second output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Eitan T. Wiener, Jeffrey L. Aldridge, Brian T. Noyes, Jeffrey D. Messerly, James R. Giordano, Robert J. Beetel, III, Nathan J. Price, Matthew C. Miller, Jeffrey P. Wiley, Daniel W. Price, Robert L. Koch, JR., Joseph A. Brotz, John E. Hein
  • Publication number: 20190262839
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present disclosure relate generally to subterranean formation operations and, more particularly, to milling oilfield particulates for use in subterranean formation operations. The embodiments provide systems and methods comprising jet mills that can be customized to grind desirably sized crude oilfield particulates, thereby creating operational oilfield particulates, and containerized for ease of use, movement, and shipping.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Miller, Henry Magne Hakstad, Chris L. Bosch, Johannes Rygg
  • Patent number: 10391266
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide systems and devices for delivering gaseous Nitrous Oxide (gNO) under therapeutic parameters to reduce infection in a subject. Certain embodiments include devices and systems for delivering pressurized gNO to reduce bioburden and promote healing in the wounds of subjects having various disease conditions, including skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) and osteomyelitis. In some embodiments, the present disclosure provides portable wound healing devices for delivering pressurized gNO to the site of a wound to treat various disease conditions in a subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Hansen Pharmaceutical, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Jensen, Christopher C. Miller, Daniel Packert, Gerhild Packert
  • Publication number: 20190216493
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a body assembly, a shaft, an acoustic waveguide, an articulation section, an end effector, and an articulation drive assembly. The shaft extends distally from the body assembly and defines a longitudinal axis. The acoustic waveguide comprises a flexible portion. The articulation section is coupled with the shaft. A portion of the articulation section encompasses the flexible portion of the waveguide. The articulation section comprises a plurality of body portions aligned along the longitudinal axis and a flexible locking member. The flexible locking member is operable to secure the body portions in relation to each other and in relation to the shaft. The end effector comprises an ultrasonic blade in acoustic communication with the waveguide. The articulation drive assembly is operable to drive articulation of the articulation section to thereby deflect the end effector from the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Barry C. Worrell, Benjamin J. Danziger, Benjamin D. Dickerson, Brian D. Black, Cara L. Shapiro, Charles J. Scheib, Craig N. Faller, Daniel J. Mumaw, David J. Cagle, David T. Martin, David A. Monroe, Disha V. Labhasetwar, Foster B. Stulen, Frederick L. Estera, Geoffrey S. Strobl, Gregory W. Johnson, Jacob S. Gee, Jason R. Sullivan, Jeffrey D. Messerly, Jeffrey S. Swayze, John A. Hibner, John B. Schulte, Joseph E. Hollo, Kristen G. Denzinger, Kristen L. D'Uva, Matthew C. Miller, Michael R. Lamping, Richard W. Timm, Rudolph H. Nobis, Ryan M. Asher, Stephen M. Leuck, Tylor C. Muhlenkamp, William B. Weisenburgh, II, William A. Olson
  • Patent number: 10335614
    Abstract: Various embodiments are directed to a method of driving an end effector coupled to an ultrasonic drive system of a surgical instrument. The method comprises generating at least one electrical signal. The at least one electrical signal is monitored against a first set of logic conditions. A first response is triggered when the first set of logic conditions is met. A parameter is determined from the at least one electrical signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Messerly, Eitan T. Wiener, Brian T. Noyes, Jeffrey L. Aldridge, James R. Giordano, Robert J. Beetel, III, Daniel J. Abbott, Matthew C. Miller, Jeffrey P. Wiley, Nathan J. Price, Daniel W. Price, Robert L. Koch, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10022781
    Abstract: A manufacturing method employing a robotic assembly system includes first and second fastener system components that are positioned by a robotic assembly on opposite sides of at least two structural pieces that are to be fastened together. The first system component includes a particular tool of a plurality of different types of tools, where the particular tool installs a particular fastener of a plurality of different types of fasteners. Each tool includes a block or base of magnetic material with a passageway opening for the fastener associated with the tool passing through the base. The robotic assembly positions the tool against one side of the structural pieces to be fastened, and positions an electromagnet assembly on the opposite side of the structural pieces. Activating the electromagnet assembly clamps the structural pieces together. With the fastener positioned in a hole through the structural pieces, the tool is activated to install the fastener between the structural pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Branko Sarh, Harinder S. Oberoi, Rodney S. Wright, Jeffrey L. Miller
  • Patent number: D867713
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: DUTTON-LAINSON COMPANY
    Inventors: Brad Nels Christensen, Brandon William Miller, Zane Alexander Norton, Todd J. Yost, Jeffrey L. Dobbins, Milan Norton, Bang Brian Tran
  • Patent number: D867714
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: DUTTON-LAINSON COMPANY
    Inventors: Brad Nels Christensen, Brandon William Miller, Zane Alexander Norton, Todd J. Yost, Jeffrey L. Dobbins, Milan Norton, Bang Brian Tran
  • Patent number: D879479
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Connor M. Pelletier-Sutton, Lisa M. Miller, Tracie J. Berniard, Lindsay J. Schostag, Jennifer A. Higgins, Flor T. Frey, Andrew P. Singer, Daniel J. Hoyord, David K. Bruechert, Mary L. Brown, Jeffrey D. Swenson
  • Patent number: D879967
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Mar Cor Purification, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael L. Verguldi, Garry O. Miller, James Huang Lua, Ryan Robert Berger, Jeffrey R. Burger