Patents by Inventor Jeffrey M. Miller

Jeffrey 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: 20200248834
    Abstract: A valve for delivery of fluid between two chambers. The valve includes a plug, force spring that opens the plug, and a base that joins/mates with the inner surface of a chamber. Plug sealing mechanisms seal the plug to the base. Chamber sealing mechanisms seal an inner surface of a chamber bore or conduit. The valve also includes a trigger arm that holds the plug down until the trigger arm is actuated to cause the plug to move and the valve to open. The valve also includes a remotely-actuatable trigger for releasing the trigger arm. A channel permits the transfer of fluid from one side of the plug to the other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Brandon J. Wiedemeier, Carl E. Lostrom, N. Todd Miller, Brooke A. Bachmann, Jeffrey M. Lloyd, Jesse T. Caldwell
  • Publication number: 20200206664
    Abstract: Filtration systems having a normal filtration mode and an enhanced filtration mode are described. In some arrangements, the filtration system is an air filtration system having a primary air filter element, a pre-cleaner, and a pre-cleaner bypass valve. Based on feedback from an intake air quality sensor the bypass valve is either opened or closed to selectively route intake air through the pre-cleaner during sensed dirty air operating conditions (e.g., heavy dust or moisture concentrations). In other arrangements, the filtration system is a liquid filtration system (e.g., a fuel or oil filtration system) that has a main filter and a secondary filter. The filtration system selectively routes the liquid being filtered through the main filter, the secondary filter, or a combination thereof depending on a detected event or sensed characteristic of the liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: CUMMINS FILTRATION IP, INC
    Inventors: Yashpal Subedi, Dane P. Miller, Barry M. Verdegan, Shantanu Nadgir, W. Beale Delano, Andry Lesmana, Jitesh Panicker, Jeffrey L. Oakes
  • Patent number: 10668414
    Abstract: Filtration systems having a normal filtration mode and an enhanced filtration mode are described. In some arrangements, the filtration system is an air filtration system having a primary air filter element, a pre-cleaner, and a pre-cleaner bypass valve. Based on feedback from an intake air quality sensor the bypass valve is either opened or closed to selectively route intake air through the pre-cleaner during sensed dirty air operating conditions (e.g., heavy dust or moisture concentrations). In other arrangements, the filtration system is a liquid filtration system (e.g., a fuel or oil a secondary filter. The filtration system selectively routes the liquid being filtered through the main filter, the secondary filter, or a combination thereof depending on a detected event or sensed characteristic of the liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: CUMMINS FILTRATION IP, INC.
    Inventors: Yashpal Subedi, Dane P. Miller, Barry M. Verdegan, Shantanu Nadgir, W. Beale Delano, Andry Lesmana, Jitesh Panicker, Jeffrey L. Oakes
  • Patent number: 10669551
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and compositions for targeted integration of an exogenous sequence into a predetermined target site in a plant genome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignees: Dow AgroSciences LLC, Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Qihua C. Cai, Jeffrey C. Miller, William M. Ainley, Robbi J. Garrison, Joseph F. Petolino, Beth C. Rubin-Wilson, Lisa L. Schulenberg, Andrew F. Worden
  • Publication number: 20200094808
    Abstract: A method of controlling a continuously variable electric drivetrain (CVED) including a high ratio traction drive transmission and at least one of a first motor-generator and a second motor-generator is disclosed. The method includes the steps of receiving a an output speed, determining a kinematic output speed, and determining a slip state of the high ratio traction drive transmission based on a comparison of the output speed to the kinematic output speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. David, Travis J. Miller
  • Patent number: 10589728
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling wheel brakes on a trailer in a tractor-trailer are provided. Upon receiving a command to apply a trailer wheel brake, the system determines a speed of the tractor-trailer responsive to a speed signal generated by a vehicle speed sensor. The system also estimates a threshold speed based on a level of friction between the tractor-trailer and a road surface on which the tractor-trailer is travelling. The system then generates a control signal to control delivery of fluid pressure to the trailer wheel brake. The control signal causes delivery of a first fluid pressure to the trailer wheel brake when the speed meets a predetermined condition relative to the threshold speed and a second fluid pressure, less than the first fluid pressure, when the speed does not meet the predetermined condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC
    Inventors: Thomas S. Miller, Jr., Jeffrey M. Carbaugh
  • Patent number: 10517755
    Abstract: Passive prosthetic devices for focally cooling a brain and methods for inhibiting seizures are disclosed. The prosthetic devices replace a thermally insulating bone flap with a thermally conductive insert having an inner surface that contacts the relatively warm meninges or brain and an outer surface that contacts the relatively cool scalp. In an embodiment, the prosthesis is unitary; in another, a biocompatible casing is filled with a highly conductive core; in another, a filled polymer block is attached to a plate; and in another, the bone flap is filled with a conductive polymer. In one embodiment, a filled polymer containing elements that exhibit the magnetocaloric effect provide heat transfer that can be enhanced by application of a suitable magnetic field. Focal cooling as low as 1.2┬░ C. has been found effective at inhibiting seizures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignees: UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
    Inventors: Raimondo D'Ambrosio, Jason Fender, Jeffrey Ojemann, John W. Miller, Matthew Smyth, Steven M. Rothman
  • Publication number: 20190358446
    Abstract: Tips for use on a tunneling tool provide the ability to pull an implantable medical lead extension or catheter body through a subcutaneous tunnel. The tips may include a pin with a barb, where the barb is inserted within a compliant portion of a connector body of the lead extension or a catheter body to create an interference fit that allows the connector body or catheter body to be pulled through the tunnel. The tips may include a carrier that has a cavity for the connector body, where the tunneling is performed with the carrier present on the tunneling tool. A body is positioned within the cavity of the carrier to prevent tissue from snagging on and collecting within the carrier. The body may include a tip portion that performs the tunneling function. The carrier may also provide tunneling and/or may be attached to the tunneling tool during tunneling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Scott M. Hanson, Bruce A. Behymer, Charles T. Bombeck, Douglas S. Cerny, Darrin E. Dickerson, Jeffrey R. Dixon, Phillip C. Falkner, Evan M. Gustafson, Raymond F. McMullen, Thomas I. Miller, Joseph P. Ricci, Adam J. Rivard
  • Patent number: 10485475
    Abstract: A method and a device to determine a hydration condition is disclosed. The wearable device may have a top wall, a bottom wall, and a perimeter wall that form an inner cavity. The external surface of the bottom wall may have a projection and an inner surface of the bottom wall may have a channel. A circuit board may have a first portion in the channel, a second portion that extends through a first side wall of the channel to a first recess in the external surface of the bottom wall, and a third portion that extends through a second side wall of the channel to a second recess in the external surface of the bottom wall. A first impedance pad may be on the second portion in the first recess and a second impedance pad may be on the third portion in the second recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Halo Wearables, LLC
    Inventors: David R. Miller, Jeffrey M. Lee, Federico Calero, Trevor Calero, Devin W. Miller
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10445396
    Abstract: A host application executing on a client device includes a content processing extension that extends its functionality to process content items to a requesting host application executing on a client device. The content processing extension is an executable file that includes data conversion code and application code. The data conversion code, when executed in requesting host application, identifies content items provided by the requesting host application and formats the identified content items to be received by the content processing extension. The application code is native code executable by the host application associated with the content processing extension. The application code processes the results from execution of the data conversion and the identified content items in accordance with one or more functions of the host application, and returns the processed content items to the requesting host application via the content processing extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventors: Samuel M. Weinig, Jeffrey S. Miller, Yongjun Zhang
  • Publication number: 20190299946
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling wheel brakes on a trailer in a tractor-trailer are provided. Upon receiving a command to apply a trailer wheel brake, the system determines a speed of the tractor-trailer responsive to a speed signal generated by a vehicle speed sensor. The system also estimates a threshold speed based on a level of friction between the tractor-trailer and a road surface on which the tractor-trailer is travelling. The system then generates a control signal to control delivery of fluid pressure to the trailer wheel brake. The control signal causes delivery of a first fluid pressure to the trailer wheel brake when the speed meets a predetermined condition relative to the threshold speed and a second fluid pressure, less than the first fluid pressure, when the speed does not meet the predetermined condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas S. Miller, JR., Jeffrey M. Carbaugh
  • Publication number: 20190275884
    Abstract: Provided herein is an electric axle powertrain includind: a continuously variable electric drivetrain having a motor/generator and a ball-type continuously variable planetary having a first traction ring assembly and a second traction ring assembly in contact with a plurality of balls; a mode selection mechanism coupled to the continuously variable electric drivetrain; a differential coupled to the mode selection mechanism; a drive wheel axle operably coupled to the differential; and-a first wheel and a second wheel coupled to the drive wheel axle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. David, Gordon M. McIndoe, Travis J. Miller, Sebastian J. Peters, Patrick R. Sexton
  • Patent number: 10391303
    Abstract: Tips for use on a tunneling tool provide the ability to pull an implantable medical lead extension or catheter body through a subcutaneous tunnel. The tips may include a pin with a barb, where the barb is inserted within a compliant portion of a connector body of the lead extension or a catheter body to create an interference fit that allows the connector body or catheter body to be pulled through the tunnel. The tips may include a carrier that has a cavity for the connector body, where the tunneling is performed with the carrier present on the tunneling tool. A body is positioned within the cavity of the carrier to prevent tissue from snagging on and collecting within the carrier. The body may include a tip portion that performs the tunneling function. The carrier may also provide tunneling and/or may be attached to the tunneling tool during tunneling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Scott M. Hanson, Bruce A. Behymer, Charles T. Bombeck, Douglas S. Cerny, Darrin E. Dickerson, Jeffrey R. Dixon, Phillip C. Falkner, Evan M. Gustafson, Raymond F. McMullen, Thomas I. Miller, Joseph P. Ricci, Adam J. Rivard, Chad C. Whiterabbit
  • Patent number: 10384482
    Abstract: An applicator assembly for treating a contoured surface including an attachment frame configured to secure and position an applicator head. In some embodiments, the applicator head is configured to apply a surface treatment to the contoured surface. The applicator assembly further includes, at least one sensor operatively coupled to the attachment frame and configured to scan the contoured surface and produce a contoured data set. Additionally, the applicator assembly includes an applicator actuator operatively coupled to the attachment frame and configured to manipulate the attachment frame such that the applicator assembly maintains an orientation of the applicator assembly relative to the contoured surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Raymond C. Eng, Kyle S. Biondich, Bennett M. Moriarty, Matthew H. Mellin, Justin T. Hoehn, George P. Halamandaris, John E. Miller, Jeffrey H. Olberg, Shane E. Arthur
  • Publication number: 20190246977
    Abstract: Methods, systems, apparatuses, and/or devices for taking optical measurements. The methods, systems, apparatuses, and/or devices may include: emitting a first wavelength of light into the body; receiving light from a depth below a surface of the body corresponding to blood or sub-epidermis tissue of the body; and determining a physiological condition of the body when a current amount of light reflected or backscattered the blood or the sub-epidermis tissue and by the received by the optical sensor is different than a previous amount of light reflected or backscattered the blood or the sub-epidermis tissue and by the received by the optical sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: David R. Miller, Jeffrey M. Lee, Devin W. Miller
  • Patent number: 10360563
    Abstract: There is disclosed a system and method for processing requests over an architecture. The architecture may utilize logical partitioning to distribute work load across multiple logical servers in an efficient manager. The system may comprise a router, a directory, at least one logical server, and a wallet server. The router may receive a request from a consumer via the consumer's device and extract a value from the request that identifies the consumer. The router may access the directory, which may contain a map that matches consumers with logical servers, to determine which logical server to forward the request to. The router may then pass the request to the determined logical server. The logical server may process the request by utilizing both generic and network or market specific plug-in processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: NetCracker Technology Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Ian James Clubb, Philip Geoffrey Claridge, Thomas Joseph Shusta, Jeffrey M. Miller
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20190184809
    Abstract: Regular series-parallel hybrid electric powertrains are two-motor HEV propulsion systems mated with a planetary gear, and most mild or full parallel hybrid systems are single motor systems with a gearbox or continuously variable transmission coupled with an electric machine. Coupling a ball-type continuously variable planetary (CVP), such as a VariGlide®, with one electric machine enables the creation of a parallel HEV architecture with the CVP functioning as a continuously variable transmission, and the motor providing the functionality of electric assist, starter motor capability, launch assist and regenerative braking. Two motor variants provide series-parallel hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) architectures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. David, Travis J. Miller
  • 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