Patents by Inventor Karl A. Miller

Karl A. 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: 20210201419
    Abstract: This invention relates in general to a system and a method which links charitable donations with the subsidizing of insurance policies. The system and process manage donations in such a way as to keep delinquent policyholders from losing coverage while also allowing the insurance company to maintain an uninterrupted flow of income and avoid policy lapses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 1, 2020
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventor: Karl Miller
  • Publication number: 20190313651
    Abstract: Method for controlling gas flow rate in a baking device chamber having a chain of baking tongs moving along a path therethrough, including controlled introduction of a fuel volume flow, optional controlled introduction of a convection air volume flow, and controlled removal of a suction volume flow. A volume balance of the volume flow introduced into, the expanding volume flow expanding inside, and the volume flow removed by suction from the baking chamber is determined for controlling the suction volume flow and/or the convection air volume flow. The power(s) of a suction fan and/or convection fan is/are controlled in such a manner that the volume flow removed by suction is greater than or equal to the sum of the introduced volume flow and the expanding volume flow expanding inside the baking chamber so that the introduced volume flow and the expanding volume flow expanding inside the baking chamber are removed via the suction fan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: HAAS FOOD EQUIPMENT GMBH
    Inventors: Markus Bibaric, Stefan Jiraschek, Karl Miller
  • Publication number: 20190289858
    Abstract: An oven for producing baked products has a plurality of baking irons (3) that are openable and closable and arranged in an elongated machine frame (1) along a continuous conveyor (2) that passes successively through a baking dough application region, a closing region, a baking area (4) for baking the baked products in which at least one heating arrangement (5) is provided for heating, an opening region, and a baked product removal region. The heating arrangement (5) comprises at least one heating element (6) that supplies thermal energy into the baking area (4). The oven has a first heating element receiving portion (14) at which the heating element (6) is detachably connected to the machine frame (1) via a guide device (15). The guide device (15) has at least one guide rail (16) and at least one guide element (17) that can be moved along the guide rail (16).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: HAAS FOOD EQUIPMENT GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Jiraschek, Markus Scheller, Daniel Süss, Karl Miller
  • Publication number: 20190239519
    Abstract: An oven for producing baked products has baking irons (3) that are openable and closable and arranged in an elongated machine frame (1) along a continuous conveyor (2), and pass successively through a baking dough application region, a closing region, a baking area (4) for baking the baked products in which at least one heating arrangement (5) is provided for heating, an opening region, and a baked product removal region. The heating arrangement (5) has at least one heating element (6). At least one heating element receiving portion (7) is located at the top and at which said heating element (6) is detachably connected to the machine frame (1) by means of a connection device (8). The baking area (4) is enclosed by a housing (9), having an opening (11) which is closed by a removable cover (10) and which is at least partially covered by the heating element (6).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: HAAS FOOD EQUIPMENT GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Jiraschek, Markus Scheller, Daniel Süss, Karl Miller
  • Patent number: 9896443
    Abstract: Compounds of formula (1a) and pharmaceutically acceptable salts, solvates, and hydrates thereof and related methods of modulatin perforin activity on a cell: wherein Ring A is selected from a 6-10 membered aryl, 5-6 membered cycloalkyi, 5-6 membered heteroaryl or 5-6 membered heterocyclyl, wherein the heteroaryl and heterocyclyl rings comprise at least one heteroatom selected from N, O or S; and wherein the aryl, cycloalkyi, heteroaryl or heterocyclyl rings are optionally substituted with 1 to 3 substituents selected from halo, nitro, —C1-Cealkyl, —C1-Ceaminoalkyl, —C1-C6hydroxyalkyl, -haloC1-C6alkyl, —C1-C6alkoxyl, -haloC1—C<aIkoxyl, heteroaryl, aryl, hydroxyl, —C(0)Ci-C6alkyl, —OC(0)Ci-C6alkyl, —CH2OC(O)CrC6alkyl, —C(O)OC1, —C6alkyI, —NHC(O)C1, —C6alkyl, —NHS(O)2C1-C6alkyl, —S(O)2C1-C6alkyl, —S(O)2NH2, and —C(O)NJJ; Ring B is a 6-10 membered arylene or a 5-6 membered heteroarylene comprising at least one heteroatom selected from N, 0 or S; and wherein the aryl or heteroaryl is optionally, substituted wit
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute
    Inventors: Julie Ann Spicer, William Alexander Denny, Christian Karl Miller, Patrick David O'Connor, Kristiina Huttunen, Joseph A. Trapani, Geoff Hill, Kylie Alexander
  • Publication number: 20160186541
    Abstract: A method for reducing undesired water production from a hydrocarbon reservoir, wherein scale formation/deposition in a wellbore from localized water cut increases is used for zonal isolation. Slots or other aperture types are provided in a casing length such as a slotted liner, to encourage scale formation/deposition adjacent water-producing zones, thus isolating such zones and preferentially producing from hydrocarbon-producing zones.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Lawrence J. Frederick, Karl Miller
  • Patent number: 9342808
    Abstract: Techniques for implementing a load balanced server system are described which may be used for effecting electronic commerce over a data network. The system comprises a load balancing system and a plurality of servers in communication with the load balancing system. Each of the plurality of servers may include a respective data cache for storing state information relating to client session transactions conducted between the server and a particular client. The load balancing system can be configured to select, using a load balancing protocol, an available first server from the plurality of servers to process an initial packet received from a source device such as, for example, a client machine of a customer. The load balancing system can also configured to route subsequent packets received from the source device to the first server. Before generating its response, the first server may verify that the state information relating to a specific client session stored in the data cache is up-to-date.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: June Ray Limited
    Inventors: Andrew Karl Miller, Jack Dee Menendez, Ajit Ramachandra Mayya
  • Publication number: 20150218150
    Abstract: Compounds of formula (1a) and pharmaceutically acceptable salts, solvates, and hydrates thereof and related methods of modulatin perforin activity on a cell: wherein Ring A is selected from a 6-10 membered aryl, 5-6 membered cycloalkyi, 5-6 membered heteroaryl or 5-6 membered heterocyclyl, wherein the heteroaryl and heterocyclyl rings comprise at least one heteroatom selected from N, O or S; and wherein the aryl, cycloalkyi, heteroaryl or heterocyclyl rings are optionally substituted with 1 to 3 substituents selected from halo, nitro, —C1-Cealkyl, —C1-Ceaminoalkyl, —C1-C6hydroxyalkyl, -haloC1-C6alkyl, —C1-C6alkoxyl, -haloC1—C<aIkoxyl, heteroaryl, aryl, hydroxyl, —C(0)Ci-C6alkyl, —OC(0)Ci-C6alkyl, —CH2OC(O)CrC6alkyl, —C(O)OC1, —C6alkyI, —NHC(O)C1, —C6alkyl, —NHS(O)2C1-C6alkyl, —S(O)2C1-C6alkyl, —S(O)2NH2, and —C(O)NJJ; Ring B is a 6-10 membered arylene or a 5-6 membered heteroarylene comprising at least one heteroatom selected from N, 0 or S; and wherein the aryl or heteroaryl is optionally, substituted wit
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Inventors: Julie Ann Spicer, William Alexander Denny, Christian Karl Miller, Patrick David O'Connor, Kristiina Huttunen, Joseph A. Trapani, Geoff Hill, Kylie Alexander
  • Patent number: 8880428
    Abstract: A technique is disclosed for implementing electronic commerce transactions via a data network. A regulated item selected by a customer is identified. The regulated item may correspond to an item which satisfies predetermined criteria, indicating that the regulated item is prohibited from being purchased by the customer. Action is then taken to prohibit the purchase of the selected item, via the data network, by the customer. According to one embodiment, the action taken to prohibit the purchase of the regulated item is automatically implemented at a server system configured to implement electronic commerce transactions between an on-line merchant and the customer. According to a specific implementation, the predetermined criteria correspond to regulations which restrict sales of the regulated items to persons in a particular jurisdiction based upon certain criteria such as, for example, time of day, day of week, age of the customer, type of product being sold, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: IpVenture, Inc.
    Inventors: Franklin Goodhue Woodward, James Connell Mills, Randolph Ashton Hodge, Andrew Karl Miller, Joyo Wijaya
  • Publication number: 20140279221
    Abstract: A technique is disclosed for implementing electronic commerce transactions via a data network. A regulated item selected by a customer is identified. The regulated item may correspond to an item which satisfies predetermined criteria, indicating that the regulated item is prohibited from being purchased by the customer. Action is then taken to prohibit the purchase of the selected item, via the data network, by the customer. According to one embodiment, the action taken to prohibit the purchase of the regulated item is automatically implemented at a server system configured to implement electronic commerce transactions between an on-line merchant and the customer. According to a specific implementation, the predetermined criteria correspond to regulations which restrict sales of the regulated items to persons in a particular jurisdiction based upon certain criteria such as, for example, time of day, day of week, age of the customer, type of product being sold, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Franklin Goodhue Woodward, James Connell Mills, Randolph Ashton Hodge, Andrew Karl Miller, Joyo Wijaya
  • Patent number: 8175539
    Abstract: A system, method, software and related functions are provided for managing activity in a radio frequency band that is shared, both in frequency and time, by signals of multiple types. An example of such a frequency band is an unlicensed frequency band. Radio frequency energy in the frequency band is captured at one or more devices and/or locations in a region where activity in the frequency band is happening. Signals occurring in the frequency band are detected by sampling part or the entire frequency band for time intervals. Signal pulse energy in the band is detected and is used to classify signals according to signal type. Using knowledge of the types of signals occurring in the frequency band and other spectrum activity related statistics (referred to as spectrum intelligence), actions can be taken in a device or network of devices to avoid interfering with other signals, and in general to optimize simultaneous use of the frequency band with the other signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Neil R. Diener, Karl A. Miller
  • Publication number: 20110258074
    Abstract: A technique is disclosed for implementing electronic commerce transactions via a data network. A regulated item selected by a customer is identified. The regulated item may correspond to an item which satisfies predetermined criteria, indicating that the regulated item is prohibited from being purchased by the customer. Action is then taken to prohibit the purchase of the selected item, via the data network, by the customer. According to one embodiment, the action taken to prohibit the purchase of the regulated item is automatically implemented at a server system configured to implement electronic commerce transactions between an on-line merchant and the customer. According to a specific implementation, the predetermined criteria correspond to regulations which restrict sales of the regulated items to persons in a particular jurisdiction based upon certain criteria such as, for example, time of day, day of week, age of the customer, type of product being sold, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Inventors: Franklin Goodhue Woodward, James Connell Mills, Randolph Ashton Hodge, Andrew Karl Miller, Joyo Wijaya
  • Patent number: 8010411
    Abstract: A technique is disclosed for implementing electronic commerce transactions via a data network. A regulated item selected by a customer is identified. The regulated item may correspond to an item which satisfies predetermined criteria, indicating that the regulated item is prohibited from being purchased by the customer. Action is then taken to prohibit the purchase of the selected item, via the data network, by the customer. According to one embodiment, the action taken to prohibit the purchase of the regulated item is automatically implemented at a server system configured to implement electronic commerce transactions between an on-line merchant and the customer. According to a specific implementation, the predetermined criteria correspond to regulations which restrict sales of the regulated items to persons in a particular jurisdiction based upon certain criteria such as, for example, time of day, day of week, age of the customer, type of product being sold, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: IpVenture, Inc.
    Inventors: Franklin Goodhue Woodward, James Connell Mills, Randolph Ashton Hodge, Andrew Karl Miller, Joyo Wijaya
  • Publication number: 20110173090
    Abstract: Techniques for implementing a load balanced server system are described which may be used for effecting electronic commerce over a data network. The system comprises a load balancing system and a plurality of servers in communication with the load balancing system. Each of the plurality of servers may include a respective data cache for storing state information relating to client session transactions conducted between the server and a particular client. The load balancing system can be configured to select, using a load balancing protocol, an available first server from the plurality of servers to process an initial packet received from a source device such as, for example, a client machine of a customer. The load balancing system can also configured to route subsequent packets received from the source device to the first server. Before generating its response, the first server may verify that the state information relating to a specific client session stored in the data cache is up-to-date.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Inventors: Andrew Karl Miller, Jack Dee Menendez, Ajit Ramachandra Mayya
  • Publication number: 20110090939
    Abstract: A system, method, software and related functions are provided for managing activity in a radio frequency band that is shared, both in frequency and time, by signals of multiple types. An example of such a frequency band is an unlicensed frequency band. Radio frequency energy in the frequency band is captured at one or more devices and/or locations in a region where activity in the frequency band is happening. Signals occurring in the frequency band are detected by sampling part or the entire frequency band for time intervals. Signal pulse energy in the band is detected and is used to classify signals according to signal type. Using knowledge of the types of signals occurring in the frequency band and other spectrum activity related statistics (referred to as spectrum intelligence), actions can be taken in a device or network of devices to avoid interfering with other signals, and in general to optimize simultaneous use of the frequency band with the other signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Applicant: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Neil R. Diener, Karl A. Miller, William R. Seed, Thomas H. Scholl
  • Patent number: 7930416
    Abstract: Techniques for implementing a load balanced server system are described which may be used for effecting electronic commerce over a data network. The system comprises a load balancing system and a plurality of servers in communication with the load balancing system. Each of the plurality of servers may include a respective data cache for storing state information relating to client session transactions conducted between the server and a particular client. The load balancing system can be configured to select, using a load balancing protocol, an available first server from the plurality of servers to process an initial packet received from a source device such as, for example, a client machine of a customer. The load balancing system can also configured to route subsequent packets received from the source device to the first server. Before generating its response, the first server may verify that the state information relating to a specific client session stored in the data cache is up-to-date.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: IPVenture, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Karl Miller, Jack Dee Menendez, Ajit Ramachandra Mayya
  • Patent number: 7801772
    Abstract: A technique is disclosed for implementing electronic commerce transactions via a data network. A regulated item selected by a customer is identified. The regulated item may correspond to an item which satisfies predetermined criteria, indicating that the regulated item is prohibited from being purchased by the customer. Action is then taken to prohibit the purchase of the selected item, via the data network, by the customer. According to one embodiment, the action taken to prohibit the purchase of the regulated item is automatically implemented at a server system configured to implement electronic commerce transactions between an on-line merchant and the customer. According to a specific implementation, the predetermined criteria correspond to regulations which restrict sales of the regulated items to persons in a particular jurisdiction based upon certain criteria such as, for example, time of day, day of week, age of the customer, type of product being sold, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Ip Venture, Inc.
    Inventors: Franklin Goodhue Woodward, James Connell Mills, Randolph Ashton Hodge, Andrew Karl Miller, Joyo Wijaya
  • Publication number: 20090150534
    Abstract: Techniques for implementing a load balanced server system are described which may be used for effecting electronic commerce over a data network. The system comprises a load balancing system and a plurality of servers in communication with the load balancing system. Each of the plurality of servers may include a respective data cache for storing state information relating to client session transactions conducted between the server and a particular client. The load balancing system can be configured to select, using a load balancing protocol, an available first server from the plurality of servers to process an initial packet received from a source device such as, for example, a client machine of a customer. The load balancing system can also configured to route subsequent packets received from the source device to the first server. Before generating its response, the first server may verify that the state information relating to a specific client session stored in the data cache is up-to-date.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2009
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Inventors: Andrew Karl Miller, Jack Dee Menendez, Ajit Ramachandra Mayya
  • Patent number: D649583
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Inventor: Karl Miller
  • Patent number: D680854
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Inventor: Karl Miller