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: 10562512
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for adjusting clutch pressures and electric machine torques as a function of a stability metric threshold(s) in order to balance performance and charging of an onboard energy storage device. In one example, a method includes during an upshift of a transmission from a first gear to a second gear, adjusting a clutch pressure of the transmission to adjust slippage of a clutch in response to a vehicle stability control parameter exceeding a threshold. In this way, torque delivered to a transmission output shaft may be reduced, which may increase vehicle stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies. LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth James Miller, Jason Meyer, Matthew John Shelton, Michael Glenn Fodor, Walter Joseph Ortmann
  • Publication number: 20200049476
    Abstract: An initiation device for initiation of an explosives charge, which comprises: a transceiver for receipt of wireless command signals; a control circuit for processing of wireless command signals received by the transceiver; and a light source that is suitable for initiation of the explosives charge and that is activated by the control circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: ORICA INTERNATIONAL PTE LTD.
    Inventors: Richard John GOODRIDGE, Rodney Wayne APPLEBY, David Olaf JOHNSON, Thomas M MILLER
  • Publication number: 20200053841
    Abstract: A coaxially arranged smart susceptor conductor, comprising a smart susceptor core comprising an alloy having a first Curie temperature point and a first smart susceptor shell coaxially arranged around the smart susceptor core. The first smart susceptor shell comprising a second Curie temperature point that is different than the first Curie temperature point of the smart susceptor core. In one arrangement, the second Curie temperature point of the first smart susceptor shell is lower than the first Curie temperature point of the smart susceptor core. In another arrangement, the smart susceptor conductor further comprises a second smart susceptor shell disposed about the first smart susceptor shell. The second smart susceptor shell comprising a third Curie temperature point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Robert James Miller, Marc Rollo Matsen, Cameron Kai-Ming Chen, Leah Gillian Glauber, James M. Kestner, Christopher John Hottes
  • Publication number: 20200042904
    Abstract: A system can obtain observations from a dataset. The system can generate a set of training partitions based on the observations and generate an ensemble of machine-learning models based on the set of training partitions. The system can then receive new data and detect whether the new data is indicative of the event using the ensemble. In some cases, the system can update the ensemble by providing the new data as input to an unsupervised machine-learning model that is separate from the ensemble of machine-learning models; receiving an output from the unsupervised machine-learning model indicating whether or not the new data is indicative of the event; incorporating a new observation into the dataset indicating whether or not the new data is indicative of the event based on the output from the unsupervised machine-learning model; and updating the ensemble based on the dataset with the new observation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: SAS Institute Inc.
    Inventors: Yue Qi, Jeffrey Todd Miller, JR., Thomas Francis Mutdosch, Rory David Ness MacKenzie, Iain Douglas Jackson, Peter Rowland Eastwood, Ryan Gillespie, Adam Michael Ames, Andrew John Knotts, Robert Wayne Thompson
  • Patent number: 10551622
    Abstract: An input-coupler of an optical waveguide includes one or more Bragg polarization gratings for coupling light corresponding to the image in two different directions into the optical waveguide. The input-coupler splits the FOV of the image coupled into the optical waveguide into first and second portions by diffracting a portion of the light corresponding to the image in a first direction toward a first intermediate component, and diffracting a portion of the light corresponding to the image in a second direction toward a second intermediate component. An output-coupler of the waveguide combines the light corresponding to the first and second portions of the FOV, and couples the light corresponding to the combined first and second portions of the FOV out of the optical waveguide so that the light corresponding to the image and the combined first and second portions of the FOV is output from the optical waveguide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Steven John Robbins, Joshua Owen Miller, Richard Andrew Wall, Eliezer Glik, Jani Kari Tapio Tervo, Bernard Kress, Xinye Lou
  • Patent number: 10551119
    Abstract: A process and an apparatus are disclosed for a compact processing assembly to improve the recovery of C2 (or C3) and heavier hydrocarbon components from a hydrocarbon gas stream. The preferred method of separating a hydrocarbon gas stream generally includes producing at least a substantially condensed first stream and a cooled second stream, expanding both streams to lower pressure, and supplying the streams to a fractionation tower. In the process and apparatus disclosed, the tower overhead vapor is directed to an absorbing means and a heat and mass transfer means inside a processing assembly. A portion of the outlet vapor from the processing assembly is compressed to higher pressure, cooled and substantially condensed in a heat exchange means inside the processing assembly, then expanded to lower pressure and supplied to the heat and mass transfer means to provide cooling. Condensed liquid from the absorbing means is fed to the tower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    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: 10551118
    Abstract: A process and an apparatus are disclosed for a compact processing assembly to improve the recovery of C2 (or C3) and heavier hydrocarbon components from a hydrocarbon gas stream. The preferred method of separating a hydrocarbon gas stream generally includes producing at least a substantially condensed first stream and a cooled second stream, expanding both streams to lower pressure, and supplying the streams to a fractionation tower. In the process and apparatus disclosed, the tower overhead vapor is directed to an absorbing means and a heat and mass transfer means inside a processing assembly. A portion of the outlet vapor from the processing assembly is compressed to higher pressure, cooled and substantially condensed in a heat exchange means inside the processing assembly, then expanded to lower pressure and supplied to the heat and mass transfer means to provide cooling. Condensed liquid from the absorbing means is fed to the tower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignees: Ortloff Engineers, Ltd., S.M.E. Products LP
    Inventors: Hank M. Hudson, John D. Wilkinson, Joe T. Lynch, Scott A. Miller, Kyle T. Cuellar, Andrew F. Johnke, W. Larry Lewis
  • Patent number: 10551081
    Abstract: An air conditioning appliance having a safety device. The safety device preferably communicates with at least one sensor that is configured to detect an undesirable condition. If an undesirable condition is detected, then the operation of the air conditioning appliance can be modified as needed for safety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventor: John Miller-Russell
  • Patent number: 10550724
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine includes a fan section and a core turbine engine operable with the fan section. The gas turbine engine also includes a sump pressurization assembly including a valve, a first duct in airflow communication with the valve and a first pressurized air source, and a second duct in airflow communication with the valve and a second pressurized air source. Further, the sump pressurization assembly includes a supply duct selectively in airflow communication with the first duct and the second duct through the valve. The supply duct is located at least partially inward of a core air flowpath of the core turbine engine for pressurizing a sump of the gas turbine engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Thomas Ory Moniz, Daniel Robert Dwyer, Mark John Laricchiuta, Jeffrey Donald Clements, Brandon Wayne Miller
  • Patent number: 10548878
    Abstract: The present disclosure features compounds such as those having the Formulae (I) and (II), which can increase cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) activity as measured in human bronchial epithelial (hBE) cells. The present disclosure also features methods of treating a condition associated with decreased CFTR activity or a condition associated with a dysfunction of proteostasis comprising administering to a subject an effective amount of a disclosed compound, such as a compound of Formula (I) or (II).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Proteostasis Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Benito Munoz, Cecilia M. Bastos, John Miller
  • Publication number: 20200035458
    Abstract: Some embodiments include a high voltage pulsing power supply. A high voltage pulsing power supply may include: a high voltage pulser having an output that provides pulses with an amplitude greater than about 1 kV, a pulse width greater than about 1 ?s, and a pulse repetition frequency greater than about 20 kHz; a plasma chamber; and an electrode disposed within the plasma chamber that is electrically coupled with the output of the high voltage pulser to produce a pulsing an electric field within the chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Timothy Ziemba, Ilia Slobodov, John Carscadden, Kenneth Miller, Morgan Quinley
  • Publication number: 20200035457
    Abstract: A high voltage power system is disclosed. In some embodiments, the high voltage power system includes a high voltage pulsing power supply; a transformer electrically coupled with the high voltage pulsing power supply; an output electrically coupled with the transformer and configured to output high voltage pulses with an amplitude greater than 1 kV and a frequency greater than 1 kHz; and a bias compensation circuit arranged in parallel with the output. In some embodiments, the bias compensation circuit can include a blocking diode; and a DC power supply arranged in series with the blocking diode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Timothy Ziemba, Ilia Slobodov, John Carscadden, Kenneth Miller
  • Publication number: 20200037468
    Abstract: Some embodiments include a thermal management system for a nanosecond pulser. In some embodiments, the thermal management system may include a switch cold plates coupled with switches, a core cold plate coupled with one or more transformers, resistor cold plates coupled with resistors, or tubing coupled with the switch cold plates, the core cold plates, and the resistor cold plates. The thermal management system may include a heat exchanger coupled with the resistor cold plates, the core cold plate, the switch cold plate, and the tubing. The heat exchanger may also be coupled with a facility fluid supply.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Timothy Ziemba, Ilia Slobodov, John Carscadden, Kenneth Miller, Connor Liston
  • Publication number: 20200036367
    Abstract: A nanosecond pulser system is disclosed. In some embodiments, the nanosecond pulser system may include a nanosecond pulser having a nanosecond pulser input; a plurality of switches coupled with the nanosecond pulser input; one or more transformers coupled with the plurality of switches; and an output coupled with the one or more transformers and providing a high voltage waveform with a amplitude greater than 2 kV and a frequency greater than 1 kHz based on the nanosecond pulser input. The nanosecond pulser system may also include a control module coupled with the nanosecond pulser input; and an control system coupled with the nanosecond pulser at a point between the transformer and the output, the control system providing waveform data regarding an high voltage waveform produced at the point between the transformer and the output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Ilia Slobodov, John Carscadden, Kenneth Miller, Timothy Ziemba, Huatsern Yeager, Eric Hanson, TaiSheng Yeager, Kevin Muggli
  • Publication number: 20200035459
    Abstract: A plasma deposition system comprising a wafer platform, a second electrode, a first electrode, a first high voltage pulser, and a second high voltage pulser. In some embodiments, the second electrode may be disposed proximate with the wafer platform. In some embodiments, the second electrode can include a disc shape with a central aperture; a central axis, an aperture diameter, and an outer diameter. In some embodiments, the first electrode may be disposed proximate with the wafer platform and within the central aperture of the second electrode. In some embodiments, the first electrode can include a disc shape, a central axis, and an outer diameter. In some embodiments, the first high voltage pulser can be electrically coupled with the first electrode. In some embodiments, the second high voltage pulser can be electrically coupled with the second electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Timothy Ziemba, Ilia Slobodov, John Carscadden, Kenneth Miller, James Prager
  • Publication number: 20200036273
    Abstract: A linear electromagnetic machine includes a stator, a translator, and a bearing system. The bearing system maintains alignment against lateral displacement of the translator relative to the stator, as the translator reciprocates axially. More particularly, the bearing system maintains a motor air gap between the stator and a magnetic section of the translator. The stator includes a plurality of stator teeth and windings, which form a plurality of phases. The stator teeth and windings are arranged using a hoop stack with spines to form a stator bore and define the motor air gap. The bearing system can include bearing housings that are configured to form a bearing interface with a surface of the translator. The bearing interface can include a contact bearing or a non-contact bearing, such as a gas bearing. Current is controlled in the phases to convert between electrical energy and kinetic energy of the translator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: John Lawler, John Powers, Scott Coakley, Alan Crapo, David DeGraaff, Christopher David Gadda, Andrew Hancock, Shannon Miller, Samuel Sherman, Matthew Svrcek, Kevin Walters
  • Patent number: 10544132
    Abstract: The invention provides a compound of formula (I): or tautomer or a solvate or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein the various substituents are as defined in the claims. Also provided are pharmaceutical compositions containing the compounds of formula (I), processes for making the compounds and the medical uses of the compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignees: ASTEX THERAPEUTICS LIMITED, CANCER RESEARCH TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Gianni Chessari, Steven Howard, Ildiko Maria Buck, Benjamin David Cons, Christopher Norbert Johnson, Rhian Sara Holvey, David Charles Rees, Jeffrey David St. Denis, Emiliano Tamanini, Bernard Thomas Golding, Ian Robert Hardcastle, Celine Florence Cano, Duncan Charles Miller, Martin Edward Mäntylä Noble, Roger John Griffin, James Daniel Osborne, Joanne Peach, Arwel Lewis, Kim Louise Hirst, Benjamin Paul Whittaker, David Wyn Watson, Dale Robert Mitchell
  • Patent number: 10545676
    Abstract: Deploying client-specific applications in a storage system utilizing redundant system resources, including: identifying a redundant controller in the storage system, wherein the storage system includes at least a first controller and the redundant controller; and executing one or more applications on the redundant controller, wherein the one or more applications are executed in a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Pure Storage, Inc.
    Inventors: John Colgrove, Lydia Do, Ethan Miller, Terence Noonan
  • Patent number: 10544215
    Abstract: The invention provides antibody-drug conjugates comprising an antibody conjugated to a 1-(chloromethyl)-2,3-dihydro-1H-benzo[e]indole (CBI) dimer drug moiety via a linker, and methods of using the antibody-drug conjugates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Genentech, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Flygare, Thomas H. Pillow, Brian Safina, Vishal Verma, BinQing Wei, William Denny, Anna Giddens, Ho Lee, Guo-Liang Lu, Christian Miller, Gordon Rewcastle, Moana Tercel, Muriel Bonnet
  • Patent number: 10545946
    Abstract: An apparatus, method, system, and computer-readable medium are provided for maintaining contact information associated with a contact. In some embodiments a request associated with a contact may be received. Contact information may be obtained from one or more external or internal sources. One or more confidence scores may be generated for the obtained contact information and for one or more values received with the request. Based on the confidence score(s), one or more values associated with the contact may be incorporated in one or more data stores. In some embodiments, suggestions for contact related information may be generated. Responses to the suggestions may be used to update the generated confidence score(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Comcast Interactive Media, LLC
    Inventors: Peter Lester, Justin Miller, Hendrick Lee, Aseem Sharma, Galen Trevor Gattis, Amber Dixon, Huy Tuan Nguyen, Derek McGowan, John McCrea