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).

  • 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: 10307101
    Abstract: A method, system, or apparatus for determining a hydration condition of a user. The apparatus includes a housing. The apparatus further includes a light source disposed at an edge of the housing in a first position, wherein the light source, when affixed to a surface of a body, is operable to emit light into the body from the first position. The apparatus further includes an optical sensor disposed at the edge of the housing in a second position, the second position being a fixed distance from the first position to measure backscatter of the light reflected by a muscular-walled tube of the body at a depth below the surface of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Halo Wearables, LLC
    Inventors: David R. Miller, Jeffrey M. Lee, Devin W. Miller
  • Patent number: 9682256
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods of making films having active ingredients. A film that is substantially free of active ingredient is introduced into a medium comprising an active ingredient. At least a portion of the active ingredient is transferred from the medium to the film. The films can be used in a variety of applications, including oral care, personal care, cleansing and/or home care compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Thomas J. Boyd, Rensl Dillon, Jeffrey M. Miller, David B. Viscio, Abdul Gaffar
  • Patent number: 8918506
    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: November 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Netcracker Technology Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Ian James Clubb, Philip Geoffrey Claridge, Thomas Joseph Shusta, Jeffrey M Miller
  • Patent number: 8830831
    Abstract: Embodiments of an invention are disclosed which provide a framework to transition and re-partition information for event processing and downstream processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Netcracker Technology Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Ian James Clubb, Philip Geoffrey Claridge, Thomas Joseph Shusta, Jeffrey M. Miller
  • Patent number: 8577795
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for facilitating relationship-centric authorization of transactions in a manner which provides optimum scalability and availability by logically partitioning wallets in conjunction with partitioning a resource associated with a group of consumers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Convergys Information Management Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Ian James Clubb, Philip Geoffrey Claridge, Thomas Joseph Shusta, Jeffrey M. Miller
  • Patent number: 8489742
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for facilitating relationship-centric authorization of transactions in a manner which provides optimum scalability and availability by logically partitioning key servers in conjunction with partitioning a resource associated with a group of consumers across the set of logical servers associated therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Convergys Information Management Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Ian James Clubb, Philip Geoffrey Claridge, Thomas Joseph Shusta, Jeffrey M. Miller
  • Publication number: 20120282192
    Abstract: The present invention relates to oral care compositions with improved flavor release characteristics and improved taste, and methods of using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Miller, Lynette Zaidel, Bernie Blackwell, Barbara Hepler, Prakasarao Mandadi
  • Patent number: 7668093
    Abstract: A framework to transition and re-partition information for event processing and downstream processing can be used in a real time system comprising components such as a consumer server, a file control database, an event manager, an event store, and a configurable output stream. The event manager may be a process which can be enhanced through the use of tags which are inserted to provide information for various downstream systems. The configurable output stream can be defined through an application programming interface which is configured to receive a filter to be applied to the output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Convergys Information Management Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Ian James Clubb, Philip Geoffrey Claridge, Thomas Joseph Shusta, Jeffrey M. Miller
  • Patent number: 7590980
    Abstract: There is disclosed a framework which utilizes contemporaneous assembly of processing modules, strong typing, and integrated caching to assemble processing elements from different sources robustly and minimize system failures as software modules are upgraded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignee: Convergys CMG Utah, Inc.
    Inventors: Ian James Clubb, Philip Geoffrey Claridge, Thomas Joseph Shusta, Jeffrey M. Miller, Robert Walters
  • Publication number: 20080014224
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods of making films having active ingredients. A film that is substantially free of active ingredient is introduced into a medium comprising an active ingredient. At least a portion of the active ingredient is transferred from the medium to the film. The films can be used in a variety of applications, including oral care, personal care, cleansing and/or home care compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2006
    Publication date: January 17, 2008
    Inventors: Thomas J. Boyd, Rensl Dillon, Jeffrey M. Miller, David B. Viscio, Abdul Gaffar
  • Patent number: 6816854
    Abstract: An improved system for database query processing by means of “query decomposition” intercepts database queries prior to processing by a database management system (“DBMS”). The system decomposes at least selected queries to generate multiple subqueries for application, in parallel, to the DBMS, in lieu of the intercepted query. Responses by the DBMS to the subqueries are assembled by the system to generate a final response. The system also provides improved methods and apparatus for storage and retrieval of records from a database utilizing the DBMS's cluster storage and index retrieval facilitates, in combination with a smaller-than-usual hash bucket size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Assignee: Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: David Reiner, Jeffrey M. Miller, David C. Wheat
  • Publication number: 20040153407
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for facilitating relationship-centric authorization of transactions in a manner which provides optimum scalability and availability by logically partitioning wallets in conjunction with partitioning a resource associated with a group of consumers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2003
    Publication date: August 5, 2004
    Applicant: Convergys Information Management Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Ian James Clubb, Philip Geoffrey Claridge, Thomas Joseph Shusta, Jeffrey M. Miller
  • Publication number: 20040133622
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for facilitating relationship-centric authorization of transactions in a manner which provides optimum scalability and availability by logically partitioning key servers in conjunction with partitioning a resource associated with a group of consumers across the set of logical servers associated therewith.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2003
    Publication date: July 8, 2004
    Applicant: Convergys Information Management Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Ian James Clubb, Philip Geoffrey Claridge, Thomas Joseph Shusta, Jeffrey M. Miller
  • Patent number: 6438512
    Abstract: A system and method for performance monitoring of application code is disclosed. The system and method may be used, without any preparation work, to actively measure a production application or an application under development. Accurate data regarding the system and user functions that comprise the application are presented in a report. The report information may be analyzed to determine application code bottlenecks. The information regarding the code bottlenecks may then be used by an application developer to modify the code to reduce or eliminate bottlenecks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2002
    Assignee: Convergys CMG Utah, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey M. Miller
  • Publication number: 20020032676
    Abstract: An improved system for database query processing by means of “query decomposition” intercepts database queries prior to processing by a database management system (“DBMS”). The system decomposes at least selected queries to generate multiple subqueries for application, in parallel, to the DBMS, in lieu of the intercepted query. Responses by the DBMS to the subqueries are assembled by the system to generate a final response. The system also provides improved methods and apparatus for storage and retrieval of records from a database utilizing the DBMS's cluster storage and index retrieval facilitates, in combination with a smaller-than-usual hash bucket size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2001
    Publication date: March 14, 2002
    Inventors: David Reiner, Jeffrey M. Miller, David C. Wheat