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).

  • Publication number: 20210066853
    Abstract: A connector assembly includes a connector module having a connector body with side edges and end edges. The connector body has contact channels holding contacts. The connector assembly includes a mounting frame having side walls and an end wall opposite a window between the side walls. The window is open to and provides access to a passage that receives the connector module. The mounting frame includes a connector module support structure for supporting the connector module in the passage that defines a confined space oversized relative to the connector body of the connector module to allow a limited amount of floating movement in the confined space in a lateral direction that is perpendicular to the mating direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Keith Edwin Miller, Francis John Blasick, Michael John Walmsley
  • Patent number: 10933521
    Abstract: A staple gun and a method of using the same. A stapling mechanism in the housing is activated to deliver a staple through an aperture in a housing wall and drive the staple into a surface around a stack of one or more electric cables. The gun includes a reciprocating cable guide for centering the gun on the stack of cables and closing a safety switch to permit the gun's trigger to be activated. A spacer extending outwardly from the housing wall rests on the upper surface of the cable stack. The spacer and a bumper that engages a hammer of the stapling mechanism provide for automatic depth adjustment when driving the staple into the surface. A reciprocating cable guard extending outwardly from the housing wall is positioned between the stack of cables and the staple to aid in preventing the staple from piercing the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: BRAHMA INDUSTRIES LLC
    Inventors: Mark Ferris, Eric A. Miller, Jr., John D. Fiegener, Marcus R. Hanna, Ryan Thompson, William P. Liteplo
  • Patent number: 10936112
    Abstract: One variation of a method for interfacing a computer to a human includes: detecting application of a first input onto a touch sensor surface and a first force magnitude of the first input; in response to the first force magnitude exceeding a first threshold magnitude, actuating a vibrator coupled to the touch sensor surface during a first click cycle and triggering an audio driver proximal the touch sensor surface to output a click sound during the first click cycle; detecting retraction of the first input from the touch sensor surface and a second force magnitude of the first input; and, in response to the second force magnitude falling below a second threshold magnitude less than the first threshold magnitude, actuating the vibrator during a second click cycle distinct from the first click cycle and triggering the audio driver to output the click sound during the second click cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Sensel, Inc.
    Inventors: Ilya Daniel Rosenberg, John Aaron Zarraga, Brogan Miller, Charles Watson, Tomer Moscovich, Alexander Grau
  • Publication number: 20210052584
    Abstract: The present invention features a compound of formula I: or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, where R1, R2, R3, W, X, Y, Z, n, o, p, and q are defined herein, for the treatment of CFTR mediated diseases, such as cystic fibrosis. The present invention also features pharmaceutical compositions, method of treating, and kits thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
    Inventors: Mark Thomas Miller, Corey Anderson, Vijayalaksmi Arumugam, Brian Richard Bear, Hayley Marie Binch, Jeremy J. Clemens, Thomas Cleveland, Erica Conroy, Timothy Richard Coon, Bryan A. Frieman, Peter Diederik Jan Grootenhuis, Raymond Stanley Gross, Sara Sabina Hadida-Ruah, Haripada Khatuya, Pramod Virupax Joshi, Paul John Krenitsky, Chun-Chieh Lin, Gulin Erdogan Marelius, Vito Melillo, Jason McCartney, Georgia McGaughey Nicholls, Fabrice Jean Denis Pierre, Alina Silina, Andreas P. Termin, Johnny Uy, Jinglan Zhou
  • Publication number: 20210058666
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided reducing storage space occupied by a media asset by adjusting quality levels of the media asset downward over time. This may be accomplished by a media guidance application that store, at a given time, the media asset in a first format having a first quality level. The media guidance application retrieves, from a database, a data entry corresponding to the media asset and determines, based on the data entry, a threshold period of time for storing the media asset in the first format. The media guidance application detects whether the threshold period of time since the given time has passed and responds by altering a first portion of the media asset from the first format having the first quality level to a second format having a second quality level that is inferior to the first quality level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Clayton Kim, Lucas Waye, Richard Eric Miller, Matthew John Emerson
  • Patent number: 10925727
    Abstract: A medical device delivery system can include a dilator including a tip having a taper in a distal direction, a coupler, and a flap that radially protrudes from the tip. The flap can be configured to bend against a body lumen to cover at least a portion of the delivery system when the dilator is tracked through the body lumen. A medical device delivery system can include a dilator including a tip having a lumen and a coupler having a lumen. The coupler can be configured to securely connect to the tip such that the lumen of the tip is aligned with the lumen of the coupler to allow a guide wire to pass therethrough. Methods for loading a medical device into a delivery catheter are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC CV LUXEMBOURG S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Niall Duffy, John Gallagher, Gerry McCaffrey, Noam Miller, Glenn Stante
  • Patent number: 10926452
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, and methods for double-sided imprinting are provided. An example system includes first rollers for moving a first web including a first template having a first imprinting feature, second rollers for moving a second web including a second template having a second imprinting feature, dispensers for dispensing resist, a locating system for locating reference marks on the first and second webs for aligning the first and second templates, a light source for curing the resist, such that a cured first resist has a first imprinted feature corresponding to the first imprinting feature on one side of the substrate and a cured second resist has a second imprinted feature corresponding to the second imprinting feature on the other side of the substrate, and a moving system for feeding in the substrate between the first and second templates and unloading the double-imprinted substrate from the first and second webs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Roy Patterson, Charles Scott Carden, Satish Sadam, Ryan Christiansen, Matthew S. Shafran, Christopher John Fleckenstein, Vikramjit Singh, Michael Nevin Miller, Kang Luo
  • Publication number: 20210050188
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a plasma processing device may include a dielectric window, a vacuum chamber, an energy source, and at least one air amplifier. The dielectric window may include a plasma exposed surface and an air exposed surface. The vacuum chamber and the plasma exposed surface of the dielectric window can cooperate to enclose a plasma processing gas. The energy source can transmit electromagnetic energy through the dielectric window and form an elevated temperature region in the dielectric window. The at least one air amplifier can be in fluid communication with the dielectric window. The at least one air amplifier can operate at a back pressure of at least about 1 in-H2O and can provide at least about 30 cfm of air.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Jon MCCHESNEY, Saravanapriyan SRIRAMAN, Richard A. MARSH, Alexander Miller PATERSON, John HOLLAND
  • Publication number: 20210049999
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and methods for augmenting neural speech synthesis networks with low-dimensional trainable speaker embeddings in order to generate speech from different voices from a single model. As a starting point for multi-speaker experiments, improved single-speaker model embodiments, which may be referred to generally as Deep Voice 2 embodiments, were developed, as well as a post-processing neural vocoder for Tacotron (a neural character-to-spectrogram model). New techniques for multi-speaker speech synthesis were performed for both Deep Voice 2 and Tacotron embodiments on two multi-speaker TTS datasets—showing that neural text-to-speech systems can learn hundreds of unique voices from twenty-five minutes of audio per speaker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: Baidu USA LLC
    Inventors: Sercan O. ARIK, Gregory DIAMOS, Andrew GIBIANSKY, John MILLER, Kainan PENG, Wei PING, Jonathan RAIMAN, Yanqi ZHOU
  • Publication number: 20210047295
    Abstract: Compounds of Formula (I): pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, deuterated derivatives of any of the foregoing, and metabolites of any of the foregoing are disclosed. Pharmaceutical compositions comprising the same, methods of treating cystic fibrosis using the same, and methods for making the same are also disclosed. Also disclosed are solid state forms of Compound 1 and salts and solvates thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Alexander Russell Abela, Timothy Alcacio, Corey Anderson, Paul Timothy Angell, Minson Baek, Jeremy J. Clemens, Thomas Cleveland, Lori Ann Ferris, Peter Diederik Jan Grootenhuis, Raymond Stanley Gross, Anton V. Gulevich, Sara Sabina Hadida Ruah, Clara Kuang-Ju Hsia, Robert M. Hughes, Pramod Virupax Joshi, Ping Kang, Ali Keshavarz-Shokri, Haripada Khatuya, Paul John Krenitsky, Jason McCartney, Mark Thomas Miller, Prasuna Paraselli, Fabrice Jean Denis Pierre, Yi Shi, Muna Shrestha, David Andrew Siesel, Kathy Stavropoulos, Andreas P. Termin, Fredrick F. Van Goor, Johnny Uy, Timothy John Young, Jinglan Zhou
  • Publication number: 20210049525
    Abstract: A program model that includes requirements and control objects associated with requirements, workflows, proof assets. Workflow tasks associated with the workflows may generate requests to collect each proof asset associated with the control objects. Workflow tasks may validate each collected proof asset based on the plurality of control objects associated with each collected proof asset. Workflow tasks may determine completed control objects based on the validated proof assets. Workflow tasks may employ an amount of the completed control objects that is equivalent to the amount of the control objects associated with the program model to provide a report indicating that the requirements associated with the program model may be satisfied. Workflow tasks may employ detection of modifications to the validated proof assets to determine a portion of the workflow tasks based on the modified proof assets such that the portion of the workflow tasks may be re-executed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Craig Howard Unger, Robert Moodie Heddie, Andrew Robert Miller, David John Brennan, Alexander Vorobiev
  • Patent number: 10919518
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for operating a driveline of a hybrid vehicle that includes an internal combustion engine, a rear drive unit electric machine, an integrated starter/generator, and a transmission are described. In one example, inertia torque compensation is provided to counter inertia torque during a power-on upshift.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Meyer, Jeffrey Allen Doering, Xiaoyong Wang, Matthew John Shelton, Christopher John Teslak, Kenneth James Miller
  • Publication number: 20210044711
    Abstract: A system is provided for processing documents. In particular, the system is incorporates a feeder for feeding documents to a device for further processing of the documents. For instance, the system finds particular application in the field of document imaging in which a variety of documents of varying sizes and orientation are to be fed to an imaging system, such as a document scanner. The system may provide an input mechanism for easily identifying a characteristic of one of the documents and the system may include features for handling packets of documents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Sullivan, John Allen, David Helmlinger, Robert DeWitt, Michael York, Robert Esche, Kerry D. O'Mara, Gary Miller
  • Publication number: 20210043432
    Abstract: A support system for use in a processing chamber is provided. The support system includes two or more moveable substrate supports, which include a substrate support surface and a robot, wherein the robot is configured to move the substrate support surface along a movement path. The substrate support includes a halo, and the halo protects the underlying components of the processing chamber from unwanted deposition, while the substrate support surface is moving along the movement path. The substrate support protects processing chamber components from deposition, reducing cleaning time and reducing the need for repairs of the components of the processing chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: John MAZZOCCO, Keith A. MILLER, Alexander ERENSTEIN, Ilya LAVITSKY
  • Publication number: 20210044891
    Abstract: An ear-plug assembly presents audio content to an ear canal of a user. The audio content may be based in part on sound in a local area surrounding the user. The ear-plug assembly detects, via one or more acoustic sensors, sound in the area around the user. The sound waves travel through an aperture in a body of the ear-plug assembly and are propagated to a waveguide to the one or more acoustic sensors. The ear-plug assembly processes the detected sound data in a controller, which instructs a speaker assembly to present audio content based in part on the detected sound data. The detected sounds may be amplified, attenuated, filtered, and/or augmented when presented by the speaker assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Tetsuro Oishi, Morteza Khaleghimeybodi, Pablo Francisco Faundez Hoffmann, Alan Ng, Antonio John Miller, Gongqiang Yu, Chuming Zhao
  • Patent number: 10917735
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to obtaining head-related transfer function (HRTF) through performing simulation using images of a user's head. The geometry of the user's head is determined based in part on one or more images of the user's head. The simulation of sound propagation from an audio source to the user's head is performed based on the generated geometry. The geometry may be represented in a three-dimensional meshes or principal component analysis (PCA)-based where the user's head is represented as a combination of representative three-dimensional shapes of test subjects' heads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Antonio John Miller, Ravish Mehra
  • Publication number: 20210029489
    Abstract: A lock system includes a plurality of electronic locking devices and a server. The server is configured to receive lock location data regarding a location of each of the plurality of electronic locking devices, receive user device location data regarding a current location of each of a plurality of user devices, deliver access credentials to each of the plurality of user devices according to a geofence delivery protocol based on the lock location data and the user device location data, monitor a current aggregate loading in response to using the geofence delivery protocol, and deliver access credentials to one or more of the plurality of user devices according to a non-geofence delivery protocol in response to the current aggregate loading exceeding a load threshold to reduce the current aggregate loading.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: John Bartucci, Kevin Anderson, Brad Banach, Greg Miller
  • Publication number: 20210027762
    Abstract: Embodiments of a production-quality text-to-speech (TTS) system constructed from deep neural networks are described. System embodiments comprise five major building blocks: a segmentation model for locating phoneme boundaries, a grapheme-to-phoneme conversion model, a phoneme duration prediction model, a fundamental frequency prediction model, and an audio synthesis model. For embodiments of the segmentation model, phoneme boundary detection was performed with deep neural networks using Connectionist Temporal Classification (CTC) loss. For embodiments of the audio synthesis model, a variant of WaveNet was created that requires fewer parameters and trains faster than the original. By using a neural network for each component, system embodiments are simpler and more flexible than traditional TTS systems, where each component requires laborious feature engineering and extensive domain expertise. Inference with system embodiments may be performed faster than real time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: Baidu USA LLC
    Inventors: Sercan O. ARIK, Mike CHRZANOWSKI, Adam COATES, Gregory DIAMOS, Andrew GIBIANSKY, John MILLER, Andrew NG, Jonathan RAIMAN, Shubhahrata SENGUPTA, Mohammad SHOEYBI
  • Patent number: 10896669
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and methods for augmenting neural speech synthesis networks with low-dimensional trainable speaker embeddings in order to generate speech from different voices from a single model. As a starting point for multi-speaker experiments, improved single-speaker model embodiments, which may be referred to generally as Deep Voice 2 embodiments, were developed, as well as a post-processing neural vocoder for Tacotron (a neural character-to-spectrogram model). New techniques for multi-speaker speech synthesis were performed for both Deep Voice 2 and Tacotron embodiments on two multi-speaker TTS datasets—showing that neural text-to-speech systems can learn hundreds of unique voices from twenty-five minutes of audio per speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Baidu USA LLC
    Inventors: Sercan O. Arik, Gregory Diamos, Andrew Gibiansky, John Miller, Kainan Peng, Wei Ping, Jonathan Raiman, Yanqi Zhou
  • Patent number: RE48448
    Abstract: A system and method for dynamic RAID geometries. 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 is configured to configure a first subset of the storage devices for use in a first RAID layout, the first RAID layout including a first set of redundant data. The controller further configures a second subset of the storage devices for use in a second RAID layout, the second RAID layout including a second set of redundant data. Additionally, when writing a stripe, the controller may select from any of the plurality of storage devices for one or more of the first RAID layout, the second RAID layout, and storage of redundant data by the additional logical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: PURE STORAGE, INC
    Inventors: John Colgrove, John Hayes, Bo Hong, Ethan Miller