Patents by Inventor John M. Miller

John 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: 11452178
    Abstract: A heating blanket is disclosed. The heating blanket may include a thermoplastic matrix configured to become conformable at a predetermined temperature, a conductor embedded in the thermoplastic matrix and configured to receive electrical current and generate a magnetic field in response to the electrical current, and a plurality of susceptors embedded in the thermoplastic matrix and composed of a magnetic material having a Curie point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Robert J. Miller, John F. Spalding, Jr., Diane C. Rawlings, Darrell M. Storvick, Christopher J. Hottes
  • Publication number: 20220290679
    Abstract: A battery powered fan assembly includes a fan housing that at least partially defines an airflow chamber, a plurality of fan blades positioned within the airflow chamber, a motor operable to rotate the plurality of fan blades, a battery receptacle configured to receive a removably battery pack to power the motor, and a base assembly configured to be placed on a support surface. The base assembly includes a first frame segment coupled to the fan housing, a second frame segment pivotally coupled to the first frame segment, and a third frame segment pivotally coupled to the second frame segment. The base assembly is configured to be collapsed into a storage configuration in which each of the first, second, and third frame segments are folded onto each other and expanded to a first deployed configuration in which the fan housing is elevated above the support surface by a first height.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2022
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Inventors: Christopher S. Spaulding, Alexander J. Goodman, Austin F. de Veer, Ellen M. Owens, Scott T. Moeller, John S. Scott, Timothy J. Campbell, Jules F. Miller, Christopher J. Metcalf
  • Publication number: 20220290693
    Abstract: A battery powered fan assembly for use with a stackable storage system includes a base defining a storage area, a fan housing that at least partially defines an airflow chamber, a plurality of fan blades positioned within the airflow chamber, a motor operable to rotate the plurality of fan blades, a battery receptacle configured to receive a removable battery pack to power the motor, a mating interface formed on at least one of the base and the fan housing, and a latch mounted to the base. The mating interface is configured to interact with a complementary mating interface formed on a stackable element of the stackable storage system, and the latch is configured to selectively inhibit relative movement between the fan assembly and the stackable element while the mating interface of the fan assembly interacts with the complementary mating interface of the stackable element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2022
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Inventors: Christopher S. Spaulding, Alexander J. Goodman, Austin F. de Veer, Ellen M. Owens, Scott T. Moeller, John S. Scott, Timothy J. Campbell, Jules F. Miller, Christopher J. Metcalf
  • Publication number: 20220290690
    Abstract: A battery powered box-type fan assembly includes a fan housing that at least partially defines an airflow chamber, a plurality of fan blades positioned within the airflow chamber, a motor operable to rotate the plurality of fan blades, a battery receptacle positioned on the fan housing, the battery receptacle configured to receive a removable battery pack to power the motor, and a base coupled to the fan housing and configured to be placed on a support surface. The base elevates the fan housing above the support surface and is operable to support the fan housing in multiple configurations. The base also includes a stand pivotable relative to the fan housing between a collapsed position, in which the stand is flipped up toward the fan housing, and a deployed position, in which the stand extends away from the fan housing and is configured to contact the support surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2022
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Inventors: Christopher S. Spaulding, Alexander J. Goodman, Austin F. de Veer, Ellen M. Owens, Scott T. Moeller, John S. Scott, Timothy J. Campbell, Jules F. Miller, Christopher J. Metcalf
  • Patent number: 11401180
    Abstract: Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are destroyed by oxidation in supercritical conditions. PFAS in water can be concentrated and prepared for destruction in a pretreatment phase. Following annihilation of the PFAS in supercritical conditions to levels below 5 parts per trillion (ppt), the water effluent can be used to recover heat, returned to sub-critical conditions, and then released back into the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Lindy E. Dejarme, Kavitha Dasu, Russel R. Sirabian, Amy Dindal, Jeffrey Ellis, Amy Heintz, Dan Garbark, Nathan Bryant, John Tallarico, Joseph Casciano, Slawomir Winecki, David Holley, Joshua James, Keith Brown, Doug Hendry, Darwin Argumedo, Aaron Frank, Christopher Gordon Scheitlin, Michael M. Miller
  • Patent number: 11387076
    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: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Eagle Harbor Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy M. Ziemba, Kenneth E. Miller, John G. Carscadden, James R. Prager, Ilia Slobodov
  • Publication number: 20220205550
    Abstract: In some implementations, an apparatus comprises a pipe, a stud that is forge-welded to the pipe, creating a forge-welded stud, a bracket that is operably coupled to the forge-welded stud, and a ladder support operably coupled to the bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2022
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: Forge Tech, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Lee Miller, Daniel J. Rybicki, Mathew A. Rybicki, Lawrence J. Povse, Kenneth R. Vejr, Andre S. Todd, John M. Griffin
  • Patent number: 11214653
    Abstract: Disclosed are solid or semisolid compositions the including finely divided particles and a water-soluble matrix that dissolves and disperses the particles when in contact with water. Also disclosed are kits for reducing and/or inhibiting odor formation on garment. The kit include one or more containers, wherein at least one of the one or more container includes solid or semisolid compositions the including finely divided particles and a water-soluble matrix that dissolves and disperses the particles when in contact with water. An edible silver delivery system including the compositions is disclosed as are methods of delivering silver to a subject in need thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: DUNE SCIENCES, INC.
    Inventors: John M. Miller, James Kasbohm, Richard T. Geiger
  • Patent number: 10238116
    Abstract: A composite laundry additive made of composite particles. The composite particles comprising: a carrier component comprising one or more different inorganic support particles, wherein at least one of the inorganic support particles is a pigment particle; and a silver component comprising a silver metal or silver salt disposed on one or more of the inorganic support particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Dune Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Miller, Richard T. Geiger
  • Publication number: 20180346659
    Abstract: Disclosed are solid or semisolid compositions the including finely divided particles and a water-soluble matrix that dissolves and disperses the particles when in contact with water. Also disclosed are kits for reducing and/or inhibiting odor formation on garment. The kit include one or more containers, wherein at least one of the one or more container includes solid or semisolid compositions the including finely divided particles and a water-soluble matrix that dissolves and disperses the particles when in contact with water. An edible silver delivery system including the compositions is disclosed as are methods of delivering silver to a subject in need thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: John M. Miller, James Kasbohm, Richard T. Geiger
  • Publication number: 20180168163
    Abstract: A composite laundry additive made of composite particles. The composite particles comprising: a carrier component comprising one or more different inorganic support particles, wherein at least one of the inorganic support particles is a pigment particle; and a silver component comprising a silver metal or silver salt disposed on one or more of the inorganic support particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: John M. Miller, Richard T. Geiger
  • Publication number: 20180163338
    Abstract: A delayed release delivery system, comprising: a container for housing contents to be delivered; wherein the container is insoluble in water and sealable and comprises one or more conditionally sealed orifices; and a sealing member for conditionally sealing the one or more conditionally sealed orifices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: John M. Miller, Richard T. Geiger
  • Patent number: 9640976
    Abstract: A wireless power transfer overvoltage protection system is provided. The system includes a resonant receiving circuit. The resonant receiving circuit includes an inductor, a resonant capacitor and a first switching device. The first switching device is connected the ends of the inductor. The first switching device has a first state in which the ends of the inductor are electrically coupled to each other through the first switching device, and a second state in which the inductor and resonant capacitor are capable of resonating. The system further includes a control module configured to control the first switching device to switching between the first state and the second state when the resonant receiving circuit is charging a load and a preset condition is satisfied and otherwise, the first switching device is maintained in the first state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: UT-BATTELLE, LLC
    Inventors: Paul H. Chambon, Perry T. Jones, John M. Miller, Omer C. Onar, Lixin Tang, Clifford P. White
  • Publication number: 20170098256
    Abstract: The invention relates to various systems and methods for conveying information associated with one or more entertainment and/or social events to one or more potential participants and/or one or more places of business to one or more potential customers. In one embodiment, the present invention relates to a system and method that permits an individual user to find one or more desired entertainment and/or social events based on one or more criteria (e.g., location, date, geographical proximity, etc.). In another embodiment, the present invention permits one or more business users to advertise, interact and/or promote one or more entertainment and/or social events based, and/or their place of business to one or more individual users/customers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Inventors: Robert A. Long, Roy E. Sturdivant, John M. Miller
  • Publication number: 20160254659
    Abstract: A wireless power transfer overvoltage protection system is provided. The system includes a resonant receiving circuit. The resonant receiving circuit includes an inductor, a resonant capacitor and a first switching device. The first switching device is connected the ends of the inductor. The first switching device has a first state in which the ends of the inductor are electrically coupled to each other through the first switching device, and a second state in which the inductor and resonant capacitor are capable of resonating. The system further includes a control module configured to control the first switching device to switching between the first state and the second state when the resonant receiving circuit is charging a load and a preset condition is satisfied and otherwise, the first switching device is maintained in the first state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Inventors: Paul H. Chambon, Perry T. Jones, John M. Miller, Omer C. Onar, Lixin Tang, Clifford P. White
  • Patent number: 9272627
    Abstract: In an energy storage system that includes a battery and an ultracapacitor, the state of charge (SOC) of the capacitor is the subject of a dynamic set-point. This dynamic set-point control is a function of the load regime to which the storage system is exposed, for example a hybrid automobile or electric automobile. The control may be based in part upon real-time fast Fourier transform analysis of load current, permitting real-time adjustment of control coefficients. In this way, it is possible to minimize the occurrence of the capacitor being fully charged at a time when it would be desired to be able to absorb high current, for example from regenerative braking. Likewise it is possible to minimize the occurrence of the capacitor being nearly discharged at a time when it would be desirable to have boost power available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Maxwell Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: John M. Miller
  • Patent number: 9260026
    Abstract: A non-contacting position sensing apparatus includes at least one vehicle-mounted receiver coil that is configured to detect a net flux null when the vehicle is optimally aligned relative to the primary coil in the charging device. Each of the at least one vehicle-mounted receiver coil includes a clockwise winding loop and a counterclockwise winding loop that are substantially symmetrically configured and serially connected to each other. When the non-contacting position sensing apparatus is located directly above the primary coil of the charging device, the electromotive forces from the clockwise winding loop and the counterclockwise region cancel out to provide a zero electromotive force, i.e., a zero voltage reading across the coil that includes the clockwise winding loop and the counterclockwise winding loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: UT-BATTELLE, LLC
    Inventors: John M. Miller, Paul H. Chambon, Perry T. Jones, Clifford P. White
  • Publication number: 20160001662
    Abstract: An energy buffer including an electrochemical capacitor can be added to the primary circuit and/or to the secondary circuit of in-motion wireless power transfer system. The energy buffer(s) can smoothen the power delivered by the power grid and captured by a vehicle passing over an array of transmit coils through in-motion wireless power transfer. The reduction in the transient power transfer can reduce the peak current that flows through various components of the in-motion wireless power transfer system including a vehicle battery on the vehicle, and prolong the life of the in-motion wireless power transfer system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Inventors: John M. MILLER, Omer C. ONAR
  • Patent number: D752454
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Smart Temps, LLC
    Inventors: John M. Miller, Michael J. McKay, Philip W. Caviness, Jason T. Driscoll, Ellen M. Scott, Kevin C. Zee
  • Patent number: D752997
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Smart Temps, LLC.
    Inventors: John M. Miller, Michael J. McKay, Philip W. Caviness, Jason T. Driscoll, Ellen M. Scott, Kevin C. Zee