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: 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: 10078469
    Abstract: Migrating data in a storage array that includes a plurality of storage devices and a plurality of write buffer devices, including: detecting, by the storage array, an occurrence of a write buffer device evacuation event associated with one or more source write buffer devices; responsive to detecting the occurrence of the write buffer device evacuation event, determining, by the storage array, whether the storage array includes at least a predetermined amount of write buffer resources in addition to the one or more source write buffer devices; and responsive to determining that the storage array includes at least a predetermined amount of write buffer resources in addition to the one or more source write buffer devices, reducing, by the storage array, write access to the one or more source write buffer devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Pure Storage, Inc.
    Inventors: John Colgrove, Lydia Do, Ethan Miller
  • 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: 10076347
    Abstract: Devices and methods for removing an obstruction from a blood vessel are described. The devices are deployed in a collapsed condition and are then expanded within the body. The devices are then manipulated to engage and remove the obstruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: CONCENTRIC MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Ivan Sepetka, Son Gia, John Miller, Ryan Pierce, Maria Aboytes, Tiffany Tran Ngo
  • Publication number: 20180260400
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein that are capable of translating programming language patterns into database schema patterns. Examples of a programming language pattern include but are not limited to a source code pattern, an intermediate language code pattern, metadata associated with a source code pattern, metadata associated with an intermediate language code pattern, or any combination thereof. The programming language patterns may define objects that are included in an object model. Database schema patterns that define a database are automatically (e.g., inferentially) created based on respective programming language patterns that define objects of an object model. The programming language patterns are automatically mapped to the respective database schema patterns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Arthur John Cerdic Vickers, Diego Bernardo Vega, Rowan Laurence Miller, Andrew John Peters, Timothy A. Laverty, Jeffrey Michael Derstadt
  • Publication number: 20180257633
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for operating a driveline of a hybrid vehicle that may include an internal combustion engine, a rear drive unit electric machine, an integrated starter/generator, and a transmission are described. In one example, torque capacity of an on-coming clutch is adjusted during an inertia phase of a power-on upshift to improve shift smoothness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Jason Meyer, Jeffrey Allen Doering, Xiaoyong Wang, Matthew John Shelton, Christopher John Teslak, Kenneth James Miller
  • Publication number: 20180257635
    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: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Jason Meyer, Jeffrey Allen Doering, Xiaoyong Wang, Matthew John Shelton, Christopher John Teslak, Kenneth James Miller
  • Patent number: 10070224
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to crosstalk cancellation to reduce crosstalk vibrations during use of multiple bone conduction transducers. A system, for example, a head-mounted display (HMD) for providing audio to a user, uses vibration sensors to detect vibrations caused by the bone conduction transducers. In particular, a vibration sensor may generate an error signal representing residual vibrations due to crosstalk at a given ear region of the user. The system uses estimated transfer functions for noise propagation paths through the user's head to generate an anti-crosstalk signal. In response to the anti-crosstalk signal, a bone conduction transducer transmits anti-crosstalk vibrations that reduce the error signal at the given ear region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Oculus VR, LLC
    Inventor: Antonio John Miller
  • Publication number: 20180242633
    Abstract: Disclosed is material (20) for use with apparatus for heating smokable material to volatilise at least one component of the smokable material. The material (20) comprising a mixture of smokable material (21) and elements (22). Each of the elements (22) comprises a closed circuit of heating material that is heatable by penetration with a varying magnetic field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Andrew P. WILKE, Duane A. KAUFMAN, Raymond J. ROBEY, John A. MILLER, Benjamin J. PAPROCKI
  • Publication number: 20180247636
    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: January 29, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    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: 10055798
    Abstract: A recycling kiosk for recycling and financial remuneration for submission of an electronic device such as a mobile phone is disclosed herein. The recycling kiosk includes electrical connectors and an inspection area with an upper chamber, a lower chamber, a transparent plate and at least one camera in order to perform a visual analysis and an electrical analysis of the electronic device for determination of a value of the electronic device. The recycling kiosk also includes a processor and a display for user interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: ecoATM, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Vincent Bowles, Thomas L. Tullie, John Andrew Beane, Jeff Ploetner, John Miller, Neil Vesco
  • Patent number: 10043418
    Abstract: A game card incorporates a marking system having one or more layers of varnish or rubber-based material that is removable when applied to a substrate and one or more overlying screens having a pattern of opaque ink elements printed on the removable layer or layers such that the ink elements are blended into smooth tones when viewed by the human eye. An optional underlying screen provides another pattern of opaque ink elements underneath the removable layer. The marking system and method of the present invention permit a wide range of combinations of designs and security measures, while ensuring that indicia printed on the game card are visible so that players can scratch or otherwise remove the removable layer and at least a portion of the overlying screen as a way of marking the underlying indicia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: IGT Global Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas J. Napolitano, William John Miller, Dinah Ann George, John Louis Capone, Ross Dalton
  • Publication number: 20180214419
    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: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Benito Munoz, Cecilia M. Bastos, John Miller
  • Patent number: 10004175
    Abstract: Fertilizer is applied between the rows of growing plants or to the bases of growing plants in adjacent rows. A dirt moving member then moves dirt and any applied fertilizer from between the rows onto the bases of the growing plants in the adjacent rows. The dirt acts to seal the fertilizer and to significantly reduce fertilizer losses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Inventor: John A. Miller
  • Publication number: 20180176774
    Abstract: A system and method for ensuring secure connections utilizing a mobile device that connects to a network or other device by using wired or wireless connectivity, a computer-implemented algorithm that is downloaded and installed onto the mobile device and is utilized to create a user account, and gathers the mobile device's identifying information; an edge device that is connected to an internet service provider; and a controller having a controller memory and a central processing unit that stores the user account, the edge device's information and contains a certificate authority that generates encrypted certificates using the mobile device's identifying information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventor: John Miller
  • Publication number: 20180161653
    Abstract: A training device for use in teaching proper hitting mechanics includes an elongated, narrow beam, a rear foot support slidably coupled to the rear end of the beam, and a wedge-like front foot support fixedly mounted onto the front end of the beam. A longitudinal slot is formed in the rear end of the beam to restrict displacement of rear foot support along a three-inch linear path. To facilitate displacement of rear foot support, the beam is provided with a pair of removable glide strips constructed of a self-lubricating, low-friction plastic material. Rear foot support includes a balance plate that teeters relative to a base plate in contact with the glide strips. The ability of the balance plate to pivot and slide relative to the beam trains a hitter to utilize the proper sequence of connected movement between the lower and upper body using both sensory and auditory feedback.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Jamie Aldoupolis, John Miller
  • Patent number: 9980579
    Abstract: A child carrying unit (4) comprising a base portion (6) and a wall portion (8) substantially surrounding the base portion (6), the wall portion (8) comprises first and second pliable members, which meet end-to-end at a jointed region, the arrangement being such that at least a portion of one part of the child carrying unit (4) including one of the pliable members is locatable in an opposite part by way of the jointed region in the wall portion (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Inventors: Paul Andrew Walker, Reuben John Miller, Ma Lei
  • Publication number: 20180130136
    Abstract: A recycling kiosk for recycling and financial remuneration for submission of an electronic device such as a mobile phone is disclosed herein. The recycling kiosk includes electrical connectors and an inspection area with an upper chamber, a lower chamber, a transparent plate and at least one camera in order to perform a visual analysis and an electrical analysis of the electronic device for determination of a value of the electronic device. The recycling kiosk also includes a processor and a display for user interaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Mark Vincent Bowles, Thomas L. Tullie, John Andrew Beane, Jeff Ploetner, John Miller, Neil Vesco
  • Patent number: D816640
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Shure Acquisition Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Elizabeth Cho, John Miller, Daniel Pratt, Jeff Segota
  • Patent number: D818995
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Shure Acquisition Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Elizabeth Cho, John Miller, Daniel Pratt, Jeff Segota