Patents by Inventor Joseph E. Miller

Joseph E. 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: 7966716
    Abstract: A method for assembling a direct drive generator assembly includes the steps of placing a rotor over a stator, leaving a gap therebetween. A magnetic hub is assembled using adjacent columns of magnets having opposed orientation, and placed in the air gap. Application of an input torque to generate cogging torque in first direction that offsets coggery torque in second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Danotek Motion Technologies
    Inventors: Daniel Gizaw, David M. Erdman, Joseph E. Miller, Girma Desta
  • Patent number: 7951429
    Abstract: A radiation curable coating composition comprising: (i) a thermoplastic polymer; (ii) at least one ethylenically unsaturated adhesion-promoting monomer or oligomer; (iii) at least one other ethylenically unsaturated radiation polymerizable reactant; and (iv) at least one initiator for initiating cure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: The Sherwin-Williams Company
    Inventor: Joseph E. Miller
  • Publication number: 20100251539
    Abstract: A method for assembling a direct drive generator assembly includes the steps of placing a rotor over a stator, leaving a gap therebetween. A magnetic hub is assembled using adjacent columns of magnets having opposed orientation, and placed in the air gap. Application of an input torque to generate cogging torque in first direction that offsets coggery torque in second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2010
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Applicant: Danotek Motion Technologies
    Inventors: Daniel Gizaw, David M. Erdman, Joseph E. Miller, Girma Desta
  • Patent number: 7750522
    Abstract: A direct-drive generator and assembly procedure for that generator include a permanent magnet assembly that is partitioned and assembled piece-by-piece after the rotor and stator have been attached. The magnets are attached to a plate in columns, and adjacent columns have a N-S orientation. The air gap between the rotor and stator is variable, and application of an input torque produces a first cogging torque in a first direction due to the variable air gap that offsets a second cogging torque in a second opposite direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Danotek Motion Technologies
    Inventors: Daniel Gizaw, David M. Erdman, Joseph E. Miller, Girma Desta
  • Patent number: 7701095
    Abstract: The invention is a generator and cooling mechanism. The generator includes a rotor comprising a shaft with a skewed alignment of magnets on a ring, a stator of toothed laminations with coils wound around the teeth, and a housing with cooling chambers. The housing has annular subchambers arranged successively along the length of the generator in such a way that cooling fluid must flow to the opposite side of the generator to pass into the next chamber. Because the housing is highly heat conductive, this structure of annular subchambers increases the uniformity of the fluid temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Danotek Motion Technologies
    Inventors: Daniel Gizaw, David M. Erdman, Joseph E. Miller, Girma Desta
  • Publication number: 20090214877
    Abstract: A radiation curable coating composition comprising: (i) a thermoplastic polymer; (ii) at least one ethylenically unsaturated adhesion-promoting monomer or oligomer; (iii) at least one other ethylenically unsaturated radiation polymerizable reactant; and (iv) at least one initiator for initiating cure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2009
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Applicant: THE SHERWIN-WILLIAMS COMPANY
    Inventor: Joseph E. Miller
  • Patent number: 7527864
    Abstract: A radiation curable coating composition comprising: (i) a thermoplastic polymer; (ii) at least one ethylenically unsaturated adhesion-promoting monomer or oligomer; (iii) at least one other ethylenically unsaturated radiation polymerizable reactant; and (iv) at least one initiator for initiating cure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: The Sherwin-Williams Company
    Inventor: Joseph E. Miller
  • Patent number: 6839937
    Abstract: A leveling system for a containment unit is disclosed. This leveling system includes at least one and typically multiple leveling elements, each of which are adjustably attached to a surface of the containment unit. An adjustment mechanism is in communication with the leveling elements for displacing the leveling element or elements in a substantially vertical direction. The leveling system also includes a level measurement mechanism attached to a surface of the containment unit for indicating a containment unit horizontal planar position or indicating when the containment unit is “level.” A containment unit is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Assignee: Bush Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph E. Miller
  • Patent number: 6787225
    Abstract: A radiation curable coating comprising: (i) at least one radiation polymerizable reactant; (ii) at least one initiator for initiating cure; (iii) at least one wax; wherein the wax is present in an amount sufficient to reduce the 60° gloss of the cured coating to a gloss level less than 40 when the coating is cured by exposure to radiation in the presence of oxygen to provide a dry film thickness of 1.0±0.1 mil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: The Sherwin-Williams Company
    Inventors: William R. Dawson, Tai M. Liang, Joseph E. Miller
  • Publication number: 20040055107
    Abstract: A leveling system for a containment unit is disclosed. This leveling system includes at least one and typically multiple leveling elements, each of which are adjustably attached to a surface of the containment unit. An adjustment mechanism is in communication with the leveling elements for displacing the leveling element or elements in a substantially vertical direction. The leveling system also includes a level measurement mechanism attached to a surface of the containment unit for indicating a containment unit horizontal planar position or indicating when the containment unit is “level.” A containment unit is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2002
    Publication date: March 25, 2004
    Applicant: Bush Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph E. Miller
  • Publication number: 20040045485
    Abstract: A multimedia workstation includes a central body portion having a plurality of substantial planar shelves in operable communication with the central body portion for supporting at least one object thereon. The central body portion further includes a wall portion at least partially bounding the shelves and at least one pivot support in operable communication with the central body portion for operably engaging with at least one pivot connector. The multimedia workstation includes at least one substantially planar work/support surface attached to the pivot connector, such that the work/support surface is pivotal about the pivot support and spaced from a ground surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2003
    Publication date: March 11, 2004
    Inventors: Joseph E. Miller, Jose De La Cruz, Felipe Planes
  • Publication number: 20030056817
    Abstract: A canopy apparatus including a canopy element having a canopy material bounded by a canopy frame. The base frame element is removably attached to an object, and a connector element allows for the removal and attachment of the canopy element to the base frame element. The canopy element extends away from the base frame and reduces the glare on a screen resulting from direct lighting, such as sunlight, reduces eye strain and provides dust protection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2001
    Publication date: March 27, 2003
    Applicant: Bush Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph E. Miller, Jose De La Cruz
  • Publication number: 20030054116
    Abstract: A radiation curable coating comprising:
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2002
    Publication date: March 20, 2003
    Applicant: The Sherwin-Williams Company
    Inventors: William R. Dawson, Tai M. Liang, Joseph E. Miller
  • Patent number: 6448302
    Abstract: A radiation curable coating comprising: (i) at least one radiation polymerizable reactant; (ii) at least one initiator for initiating cure; (iii) at least one wax; wherein the wax is present in an amount sufficient to reduce the 60° gloss of the cured coating to a gloss level less than 40 when the coating is cured by exposure to radiation in the presence of oxygen to provide a dry film thickness of 1.0±0.1 mil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2002
    Assignee: The Sherwin-Williams Company
    Inventors: William R. Dawson, Tai M. Liang, Joseph E. Miller
  • Publication number: 20020084727
    Abstract: Disclosed is an entertainment center having a moveable front and shelves to hold a television, electronic entertainment components, and other household items. The front has an open area through which the television, or another desired item, is exposed and accessible when the front is in a closed position. Thus, the contents of the entertainment center, except for the television or other item, are concealed when the front is closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2001
    Publication date: July 4, 2002
    Inventor: Joseph E. Miller
  • Publication number: 20020035412
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for controlling the compounding of pharmaceutical parenteral admixtures is disclosed. The apparatus preferably comprises a computer that contains a memory for storing instructions for operating the apparatus and for controlling compounders that prepare a prescription admixture, with the memory including data relating to a plurality of the pharmaceutical components that may be transferred to prepare the prescription admixture, and data concerning the operating characteristics of the compounders that the apparatus is adapted to control. The apparatus determines the order of admixing by general rules of admixing and by categorized compatibility groups of components, so that the number of rinses that must be done are minimized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2000
    Publication date: March 21, 2002
    Inventors: Joseph J. Kircher, Ronald W. Czarny, Robert E. Lewis, Dian M. Nitzki-George, Joseph E. Miller
  • Patent number: 6291920
    Abstract: A counter weight system for an electric motor having a rotor with an end ring, the end ring having an outer surface, and at least one deformable lug extending from and a plurality of projections extending radially across the outer surface. The counter weight system includes a rotor counter weight having an inner surface abutting the end ring end surface; an outer surface opposite the inner surface; at least one bore through the rotor counter weight and receiving a lug, the lug being deformed to axially fix the rotor counter weight; a plurality of recesses in the inner surface, each recess receiving an end ring projection so as to prevent rotational movement of the rotor counter weight with respect to the end ring; and a plurality of rotor counter weight projections extending radially across the outer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2001
    Assignee: A. O. Smith Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph E. Miller, David W. Blue
  • Patent number: 5956839
    Abstract: A method for tying magnet wire leads is used with a motor that can be subjected to vibration and movement having solid, insulated start and main leads and a braided common lead. The method includes bundling the leads together to form a bundle of leads with the common lead having leads adjacent to only one side thereof. The bundled leads are bent in an arc of about 90.degree. to orient the leads to form an outermost lead and an innermost lead relative to the bend. The bundled leads are oriented so that the common lead is at the innermost lead position. The oriented, bent leads are secured to an associated stationary lead support member using tie downs. The bundled leads are secured at a first location spaced from the bend and a second location spaced from the first location. The tie downs are positioned so as to contact the common lead and the lead support member. The common and start leads can be provided with a portion of shrink tubing extending at least coextensive with the bend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1999
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Joseph E. Miller
  • Patent number: 5697686
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a portable laptop computer cart having a slidable desktop movable between a closed, retracted position and an open position which exposes a hidden bin/storage area underneath. The cart is mounted on casters or wheels for easy movement. Additionally, with the desktop in the retracted position, the bin is completely hidden from view allowing the cart to be utilized as a conventional end table or the like. The laptop computer cart is particularly well adapted for use with a laptop computer cart or video game entertainment system while the user is seated upon a couch or sofa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 16, 1997
    Assignee: Bush Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph E. Miller, James M. Holler, James G. Fiala
  • Patent number: RE35855
    Abstract: A structured product family of dynamoelectric machines for use in a plurality of applications has a frame with a closed end, and a set of permanent magnets is adhesively secured within the frame. An armature disposed in the frame for interaction with the permanent magnets includes a shaft, a core having a set of winding receiving slots therein, and a commutator. During manufacturing and assembly, stress on the motor shaft and commutator is minimized. A brush plate is associated with the frame for locating a set of brushes relative to the commutator, and an end shield is secured to the frame opposite its closed end. At least one freely aligning bearing assembly disposed in the end shield for freely aligning the shaft and including a bearing and a retainer having predetermined conditions preset with the retainer being adhesively secured to the end shield. A bracket is adhesively secured to the frame for connecting the dynamoelectric machine in anyone of the applications; and a novel brush assembly is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1998
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Harald E. Blaettner, Richard F. Uhen, Robert E. Ellis, Eldon R. Cunningham, Michael J. Usher, Joseph E. Miller