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: 10263770
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer-readable storage medium for protecting a set of storage devices using a secret sharing scheme in combination with an external secret. An initial master secret is generated and then transformed into a final master secret using an external secret. A plurality of shares are generated from the initial master secret and distributed to the storage devices. The data of each storage device is encrypted with a device-specific key, and this key is encrypted using the final master secret. In order to read the data on a given storage device, the initial master secret reconstructed from a threshold number of shares and the external secret is retrieved. Next, the initial master secret is transformed into the final master secret using the external secret, and then the final master secret is used to decrypt the encrypted key of a given storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Pure Storage, Inc.
    Inventors: Ethan Miller, John Colgrove, John Hayes
  • Patent number: 10258624
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: 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: 20190108514
    Abstract: Provided are a system and method for distributing the digitization of a payment credential to an entity that does not have access to issuer master keys. In one example, the method includes receiving a personalization script for a payment credential, the personalization script generated by an issuer of the payment credential, generating tokenized payment information for the payment credential based on the received personalization script, wherein the tokenized payment information is generated by the digitization entity without having access to issuer master keys (IMKs) of the issuer of the payment credential, and transmitting the tokenized payment information for the payment credential to a digital wallet executing on a user device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Sneha Pendse, Joseph John Benson, Piyush Maurya, Matthew James Miller
  • Publication number: 20190108795
    Abstract: A method for driving a display having at least one display pixel is provided, the method may include applying a waveform to the at least one display pixel, maintaining a floating state on the display pixel, and shorting the display pixel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Dan John LAUBER, David Darrell MILLER, Wenjie LAN, Yi LU
  • Publication number: 20190103205
    Abstract: A corona protection device can include a body. The corona protection device can include an arm. The arm can extend from the body. The corona protection device can include a retention member. The retention member can define a cavity adapted to engage a portion of an end fitting of an insulator assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Sarah Kelley Kolehmainen, Robert Allen Bernstorf, Jeffrey Miller Butler, Peter James Swales, Michael Joseph Lee, John Schonewolf
  • Publication number: 20190096638
    Abstract: Embodiments of process chambers are provided herein. In some embodiments, a process chamber includes: a chamber wall defining an inner volume within the process chamber; a substrate support disposed in the inner volume having a support surface to support a substrate, wherein the inner volume includes a processing volume disposed above the support surface and a non-processing volume disposed at least partially below the support surface; a gas supply plenum fluidly coupled to the processing volume via a gas supply channel disposed above the support surface; a pumping plenum fluidly coupled to the processing volume via an exhaust channel disposed above the support surface; and a sealing apparatus configured to fluidly isolate the processing volume from the non-processing volume when the substrate support is in a processing position, wherein the processing volume and the non-processing volume are fluidly coupled when the substrate support is in a non-processing position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: ILYA LAVITSKY, KEITH A. MILLER, JOHN MAZZOCCO
  • Publication number: 20190087094
    Abstract: A storage controller coupled to a storage array comprising one or more storage devices initiates a transformation of data from a block-based storage system resident on the storage array to a file-based storage system resident on a storage array. The storage controller identifies a plurality of data blocks to be transformed from the block-based storage system and generates metadata for a file in the file-based storage system, the metadata to associate the plurality of data blocks with the file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Ethan Miller, Lydia Do, John Colgrove
  • Publication number: 20190082738
    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 includes a sheet including smokable material, and heating material that is heatable by penetration with a varying magnetic field to heat the smokable material. The sheet may be a planar sheet or a rolled sheet. Also disclosed is a system including the article and apparatus for heating smokable material to volatilize at least one component of the smokable material. 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: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas P. BLANDINO, Andrew P. WILKE, James J. FRATER, Benjamin J. PAPROCKI, Duane A. KAUFMAN, Raymond J. ROBEY, John Miller
  • Publication number: 20190090348
    Abstract: Provided is a high density multi-component package and a method of manufacturing a high density multi-component package. The high density multi-component package comprises at least two electronic components wherein each electronic component of the electronic components comprise a first external termination and a second external termination. At least one interposer is between the adjacent electronic components and attached to the interposer by an interconnect wherein the interposer is selected from an active interposer and a mechanical interposer. Adjacent electronic components are connected serially.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: John Bultitude, Galen Miller, John E. McConnell
  • Patent number: 10235093
    Abstract: A system and method for creating and managing snapshots. Mediums are recorded and maintained, all of which are read-only except for the most recent mediums in use by a volume. Multiple volumes may be maintained, including a first volume which points to a first medium. When a snapshot of the first volume is taken, a second medium is created that points to the first medium. The first volume is also updated to point to the second medium. The first medium becomes the underlying medium of the second medium, and lookups are performed initially on the second medium and then on the first medium if the data is not located in the second medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Pure Storage, Inc.
    Inventors: John Colgrove, Ethan Miller, John Hayes, Cary Sandvig, Christopher Golden, Jianting Cao
  • Publication number: 20190077502
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a rotor hub comprises a hub plate, a yoke for attaching a plurality of rotor blades, a plurality of yoke support bearings, and a plurality of cushioned damper bearings for attaching a plurality of dampers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Jason C. Owens, Frank B. Stamps, Andrew Paul Haldeman, Robert P. Wardlaw, John R. McCullough, Gary Miller, Andrew Ryan Maresh, Drew A. Sutton
  • Publication number: 20190080982
    Abstract: Provided is a high density multi-component package and a method of manufacturing a high density multi-component package. The high density multi-component package comprises at least two electronic components wherein each electronic component of the electronic components comprise a first external termination and a second external termination. At least one interposer is between the adjacent electronic components and attached to the interposer by an interconnect wherein the interposer is selected from an active interposer and a mechanical interposer. Adjacent electronic components are connected serially.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: John Bultitude, Galen Miller, John E. McConnell
  • Patent number: 10228865
    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. Should a device exhibit an unscheduled behavior which may be indicative of the device being in an unknown state, the scheduler may schedule one or more reactive operations on the device configured to cause the device to enter a known state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Pure Storage, Inc.
    Inventors: John Colgrove, John Hayes, Bo Hong, Feng Wang, Ethan Miller, Craig Harmer
  • Patent number: 10231046
    Abstract: An audio system includes a transducer assembly, an audio sensor, and a controller. The transducer assembly is coupled to a back of an auricle of an ear of the user. The transducer assembly vibrates the auricle over a frequency range to cause the auricle to create an acoustic pressure wave in accordance with vibration instructions. The acoustic sensor detects the acoustic pressure wave at an entrance of the ear of the user. The controller dynamically adjusts a frequency response model based in part on the detected acoustic pressure wave, updates the vibration instructions using the adjusted frequency response model, and provides the updated vibration instructions to the transducer assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Antonio John Miller, Ravish Mehra
  • Patent number: 10227273
    Abstract: A process and an apparatus are disclosed for a compact processing assembly to remove C5 and heavier hydrocarbon components from a hydrocarbon gas stream. The hydrocarbon gas stream is expanded to lower pressure and supplied to the processing assembly between an absorbing means and a mass transfer means. A distillation vapor stream is collected from the upper region of the absorbing means and cooled in a first heat and mass transfer means inside the processing assembly to partially condense it, forming a residual vapor stream and a condensed stream. The condensed stream is supplied to the absorbing means at its top feed point. A distillation liquid stream is collected from the lower region of the mass transfer means and directed into a second heat and mass transfer means inside the processing assembly to heat it and strip out its volatile components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignees: Ortloff Engineers, Ltd., S.M.E. Products, LP
    Inventors: Scott A. Miller, John D. Wilkinson, Joe T. Lynch, Hank M. Hudson, Kyle T. Cuellar, Andrew F. Johnke, W. Larry Lewis
  • Patent number: 10229410
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods and apparatuses for verifying that a transaction is legitimate. The methods and apparatuses use protected memory space, such as kernel space of an operating system, or a separate memory space, such as is available on a SIM card of a cellular phone. The method of the invention proceeds by creating a transaction identification string (TID) and associating the TID with a transaction. The TID contains data relevant to or associated with the transaction and is typically readable by an end-user. The transaction is then interrupted until a user responds in the affirmative to allow completion of the transaction. Methods and devices used in the invention are particularly well suited to M-commerce, where transactions originating from a device are typically recognized by a merchant as coming from the owner of the device without further authentication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Propery I, L.P.
    Inventors: Lusheng Ji, Donald John Bowen, Thomas Killian, David Kormann, Robert R. Miller, II, Norman L. Schryer
  • Patent number: 10231053
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to cancelling crosstalk vibrations due to the use of multiple bone conduction transducers by modifying bone conduction signals sent to the bone conduction transducers. The bone conduction signals are modified using an adaptive filter with its coefficients adjusted based on the vibrations generated at a bone conduction transducer and crosstalk vibrations sensed at a vibration sensor assembly. The bone conduction transducer for generating the calibration vibrations and the vibration sensor assembly for detecting the crosstalk vibrations may be placed at opposite sides of the user's head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ravish Mehra, Antonio John Miller
  • Publication number: 20190058938
    Abstract: An audio system includes a transducer assembly, an audio sensor, and a controller. The transducer assembly is coupled to a back of an auricle of an ear of the user. The transducer assembly vibrates the auricle over a frequency range to cause the auricle to create an acoustic pressure wave in accordance with vibration instructions. The acoustic sensor detects the acoustic pressure wave at an entrance of the ear of the user. The controller dynamically adjusts a frequency response model based in part on the detected acoustic pressure wave, updates the vibration instructions using the adjusted frequency response model, and provides the updated vibration instructions to the transducer assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventors: Antonio John Miller, Ravish Mehra
  • Patent number: 10206525
    Abstract: An ice merchandiser for storing bagged ice for purchase by a customer is provided. The ice merchandiser includes a payment system for facilitating a bagged ice product transaction at the ice merchandiser. The payment system includes a mass determination module structured to determine a mass of bagged ice product removed during the bagged ice product transaction and a transaction module structured to determine an amount of currency required for the bagged ice product transaction based on the determined mass of bagged ice product removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Leer, Inc.
    Inventors: William M. Huffar, Stephen J. Dieter, Terry D. Matt, John A. Miller, Nicholas A. Truesdale
  • Publication number: 20180369209
    Abstract: The present disclosure features disclosed method of treating disorders such as COPD, bronchitis and/or asthma using disclosed compounds, optionally together with one or more additional active agents. Contemplated methods include administrating orally or by inhalation to a patient one or more disclosed compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: Proteostasis Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: John Miller, Cecilia M. Bastos, Benito Munoz