Patents by Inventor John Miller

John 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: 10129934
    Abstract: A susceptor wire array. The array includes a first susceptor wire comprising an alloy having a first Curie temperature point and a second susceptor wire comprising an alloy having a second Curie temperature point, the second Curie temperature point is different than the first Curie temperature point of the first susceptor wire. In one susceptor wire arrangement, the second Curie temperature point of the second susceptor wire is lower than the first Curie temperature point of the first susceptor wire. In another susceptor wire arrangement, the array further comprises a third susceptor wire, the third susceptor wire comprising an alloy having a third Curie temperature point. The third Curie temperature point of the third susceptor wire may be different than the first Curie temperature point of the first susceptor wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: James M. Kestner, Robert James Miller, Marc Rollo Matsen, Cameron Kai-Ming Chen, Leah Gillian Glauber, Christopher John Hottes
  • Patent number: 10126982
    Abstract: A system and method for effectively scheduling read and write operations among a plurality of solid-state storage devices. A computer system comprises client computers and data storage arrays coupled to one another via a network. A data storage array utilizes solid-state drives and Flash memory cells for data storage. A storage controller within a data storage array comprises an I/O scheduler. The characteristics of corresponding storage devices are used to schedule I/O requests to the storage devices in order to maintain relatively consistent response times at predicted times. In order to reduce a likelihood of unscheduled behaviors of the storage devices, the storage controller is configured to schedule proactive operations on the storage devices that will reduce a number of occurrences of unscheduled behaviors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Pure Storage, Inc.
    Inventors: John Colgrove, John Hayes, Bo Hong, Feng Wang, Ethan Miller, Craig Harmer
  • Publication number: 20180319019
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, and methods of manufacturing an article using electroadhesion technology, either as a sole modality of handling such materials or in concert with at least one mechanically actuated modality for the pick-up and release of materials, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Harsha PRAHLAD, Richard J. CASLER, Susan KIM, Matthew LEETTOLA, Jon SMITH, Kenneth TAN, Patrick WANG, John Mathew FARREN, Patrick Conall REGAN, Po Cheng CHEN, Howard FU, Honam KO, Dragan JURKOVIC, Aishwarya VARADHAN, Tsung Tai CHIEN, Chang-Chu LIAO, Chih-Chi CHANG, Kuo-Hung LEE, Ming-Feng JEAN, TaeHoun KIM, Qingde CHEN, Greg MILLER
  • Publication number: 20180317554
    Abstract: Disclosed is an article for use with apparatus for heating smokable material to volatilize at least one component of the smokable material, the article including: a malleable container defining a cavity; a mass of smokable material in the cavity; and heating material that is heatable by penetration with a varying magnetic field to heat the smokable material. Also disclosed is a system including: such an apparatus; and an article for use with the apparatus, the article including a container defining a cavity, and a mass of smokable material in the cavity; wherein the apparatus includes a heating zone for receiving at least a portion of the article, and a magnetic field generator for generating a varying magnetic field to be used in heating the smokable material when the portion of the article is in the heating zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Duane A. KAUFMAN, Raymond ROBEY, Benjamin J. PAPROCKI, John A. MILLER
  • Patent number: 10120371
    Abstract: A method, a device, and a computer-readable storage medium is provided for performing the method for automating an assembling sequence operation for a workpiece using an one-up assembly process that uses adjacent hole clamping. The method can include obtaining an adjacency list from points for the workpiece to be assembled; controlling an assembly machine for assembling the workpiece using a sequence of assembly operations based on the adjacency list; identifying potential errors in the sequence of assembly operations; determining a revised sequence of assembly operations based on the potential errors that are identified; and controlling the assembly machine based on the revised sequence of assembly operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Philip L. Freeman, Matthew John Miller, Shaun Condie
  • Publication number: 20180311489
    Abstract: A flow control device (40) for controlling the flow of a pressurized fluent substance is disclosed. The device (40) includes a housing (44, 48, 52) having an inlet portion (44) for receiving the fluent substance, an outlet portion (48) for discharging the fluent substance, and a platform (52). The device (40) further has a valve (56) located within the housing (44, 48, 52). The valve (56) is located between the platform (52) and the outlet portion (48). The valve (56) has a flexible, resilient valve head portion (160) that has confronting, openable portions (212, 216) movable from a closed configuration to an open configuration when the valve head portion (160) is subjected to a pressure differential acting across the valve head portion (160).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Applicant: AptarGroup, Inc.
    Inventors: John Miller Hess, III, Andrew Smith, Robert LaBean, Gregory Olechowski, Mark Honard
  • Publication number: 20180312025
    Abstract: An off-highway recreational vehicle having a longitudinal centerline includes a frame and a rear suspension. The rear suspension includes a left A-arm, wherein the left A-arm has a pivot axis, the pivot axis being on a right-hand side of the longitudinal centerline.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Devin Joseph Danielson, Adam Christian Krone, Nathan Len Wiater, Aaron Lee Swanson, Erick John Halvorson, Douglas Robert Grangroth, Kevin James Miller, Jared Richard Spindler, Leigh Raymond Collyer, Donald Scott Hansen, Joseph Patrick Wood
  • Publication number: 20180299600
    Abstract: A method of making an optical article having a gradient tint and a gradient polarization. The method includes providing an optical element including a coating having at least one alignment zone. A dye composition is contacted with the coating. The dye composition includes at least one of: a dichroic dye, a photochromic-dichroic dye, or a combination thereof to diffuse at least a portion of the dye composition into the coating at a predetermined concentration gradient along at least a portion of the coating to provide the gradient tint and the gradient polarization. A kit for making an optical article having a gradient tint and a gradient polarization. An optical article prepared from a method for making an optical article having a gradient tint and a gradient polarization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Philip Miller, Delwin S. Jackson, Anil Kumar, John S. Ligas, David John Park, Brian Smyth
  • Publication number: 20180300312
    Abstract: Presented herein are systems and methods for question answering (QA). In embodiments, extractive question answering (QA) is cast as an iterative search problem through the document's structure: select the answer's sentence, start word, and end word. This representation reduces the space of each search step and allows computation to be conditionally allocated to promising search paths. In embodiments, globally normalizing the decision process and back-propagating through beam search makes this representation viable and learning efficient. Various model embodiments, referred to as Globally Normalized Readers (GNR), achieve excellent performance. Also introduced are embodiments of data-augmentation to produce semantically valid examples by aligning named entities to a knowledge base and performing swaps new entities of the same type. This methodology also improved the performance of GNR models and is of independent interest for a variety of natural language processing (NLP) tasks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: Baidu USA LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan RAIMAN, John MILLER
  • Patent number: 10104161
    Abstract: Embodiments are provided that include client-server computing architectures that use minimal download features and functionality as part of page navigation operations, but are not so limited. In an embodiment, a client-server computer system uses a page transition strategy to navigate between electronic pages based in part on script, style, content, and/or other page differences that can be used as part of providing minimal download features and functionality. A method of an embodiment operates to package page incremental rendering information for use in rendering a new electronic page without having to reapply common aspects of the new electronic page and a reference electronic page. Other embodiments are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Arye Gittelman, Petru Mihai Moldovanu, Sterling John Crockett, Patrick Carl Miller
  • Publication number: 20180289526
    Abstract: A calf brace for the treatment of MTSS (shin splints) and other conditions of the lower leg, including the foot, includes a strap arrangement that is used to locate pressure nodes that target specific areas of a wearer's calf muscle to facilitate release of the calf muscle. In one embodiment, the straps are anchored to a sleeve that can be pulled onto the wearer's calf muscle over the foot. Targeted zones may include the point on the calf where the soleus muscle attaches to the posterior head of the fibula, the point where the soleus muscle attaches to the middle third of the tibia; and the back of the calf at approximately the junction of the Achilles tendon and the triceps surae muscle. A compressive rod may also be aligned with approximately the distal one third of the medial border of the tibia where periosteal elevation and inflammation is thought to occur.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: William John McNamara, Rosa Marguerite Miller, Benjamin James Richard Lindsay
  • Publication number: 20180280633
    Abstract: An apparatus that includes at least one nebulizer that includes a mesh material having a plurality of pores, a vibrating actuator coupled to the nebulizer and configured to produce ultrasonic vibration when energized according to a set energy profile, and a reservoir receiver configured to receive a reservoir that holds a topical formulation, the reservoir being coupled to the nebulizer when received. When the nebulizer is placed in contact with the topical formulation, vibration of the mesh nebulizer by the vibrating actuator, according to the set energy profile, ejects droplets of the topical formulation from the plurality of pores, forming a spray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Zane MILLER, Vincenzo CASASANTA, John STREETER
  • Publication number: 20180282927
    Abstract: A nonwoven web made of substantially continuous fibers and comprising a three-dimensional pattern of protruding closed shapes, wherein the nonwoven web has a compression recovery of at least 30% after being compressed at 1 psi for 24 hours.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Michael KAUSCHKE, Michele MILLER, John C. PARSONS, Peter Zajaczkowski
  • Patent number: 10089010
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer-readable storage medium for mapping block numbers within a region to physical locations within a storage system. Block numbers are mapped within a region according to a fractal-based space-filling curve. If the region is not a 2k by 2k square, then the region is broken up into one or more 2k by 2k squares. Any remaining sub-region is centered within a 2k by 2k square, the 2k by 2k square is numbered using a fractal-based space-filling curve, and then the sub-region is renumbered by assigning numbers based on the order of the original block numbers of the sub-region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Pure Storage, Inc.
    Inventors: Ethan Miller, John Colgrove, John Hayes, Cary Sandvig
  • Publication number: 20180267267
    Abstract: A fiber optic cable includes an optical fiber, strength components disposed on opposite sides of the optical fiber, and a polymeric cable jacket. The optical fiber includes a glass core, a glass cladding, and a polymer coating. The cable jacket surrounds the optical fiber and the strength components. Further, the cable jacket is tightly drawn onto the optical fiber, where excess fiber length of the optical fiber is such that positive strain is present in the optical fiber at room temperature (25° C.).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: George Cornelius Abernathy, Rodney Maurice Burns, Michael John Gimblet, Warren Welborn McAlpine, Allen Michael Miller, David Alan Seddon
  • Patent number: 10076226
    Abstract: A dishwasher with a tub at least partially defining a washing chamber, a liquid spraying system, a liquid recirculation system defining a recirculation flow path, and a liquid filtering system. The liquid filtering system includes a rotating filter disposed in the recirculation flow path to filter the liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Walter T. Blanchard, Jacquelyn R. Geda, Todd M. Jozwiak, John A. Miller, Antony M. Rappette, Rodney M. Welch
  • Patent number: D829194
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Shure Acquisition Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Elizabeth Cho, John Miller, Daniel Pratt, Jeff Segota
  • Patent number: D829195
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Shure Acquisition Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Elizabeth Cho, John Miller, Daniel Pratt, Jeff Segota
  • Patent number: D830235
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Wesley John Warren, Tori H. Miller, III, Calvin L. Stegemoeller, Bryan Chapman Lucas, Thomas W. Hawkins
  • Patent number: D832211
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Ultralife Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Ladd, Michael Manna, Daniel Miller, John Domm, Jason Mann