Patents by Inventor Keith A. Miller

Keith 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).

  • Patent number: 10971138
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices are described herein for placing secondary content into a break of unknown duration in a stream of primary content. In one aspect, the described techniques may include streaming a segment of primary content, for example, by a reduce capability client device, such as a mobile device or tablet. The device may receive information indicative of a break in the streaming of the primary content. The device may play secondary content based on receiving the information indicative of the break. The device may determine when a next segment of the primary content is available, and begin streaming the next segment of the primary content upon detecting that the second segment of the primary content is available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Aaron Miller, Jason D. Justman, Lora Clark Bouchard, Michael Ellery Bouchard, Kevin James Cotlove, Mathew Keith Gitchell, Stacia Lynn Haisch, Jonathan David Kersten, Matthew Karl Marchio, Peter Arthur Pulliam, George Allen Smith, Todd Christopher Tibbetts
  • Publication number: 20210082413
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein for optimizing the presentation of content through obtaining viewership metrics, generating multiple renditions of presentations of content, and selecting optimized renditions of content. One aspect includes associating a request for viewership metrics with a presentation of content, publishing the presentation of content, and receiving information of the viewership metrics associated with the presentation. Another aspect includes copying a presentation of a content item, creating a second presentation of the content item for publishing over one or more channels, and linking the presentation of the content item to the second presentation of the content item, such that a change to one propagates to the other of the presentation of the content item or the second presentation of the content item. In yet another aspect, a content rendition may be selected for presentation based on performance of the rendition out of multiple renditions in an auction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Benjamin Aaron Miller, Jason D. Justman, Lora Clark Bouchard, Michael Ellery Bouchard, Kevin James Cotlove, Mathew Keith Gitchell, Stacia Lynn Haisch, Jonathan David Kersten, Matthew Karl Marchio, Peter Arthur Pulliam, George Allen Smith, Todd Christopher Tibbetts
  • Publication number: 20210071294
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for controlling the ion fraction in physical vapor deposition processes are disclosed. In some embodiments, a physical vapor deposition chamber includes: a body having an interior volume and a lid assembly including a target to be sputtered; a magnetron disposed above the target, wherein the magnetron is configured to rotate a plurality of magnets about a central axis of the physical vapor deposition chamber; a substrate support disposed in the interior volume opposite the target and having a support surface configured to support a substrate; a collimator disposed between the target and the substrate support, the collimator having a central region having a first thickness and a peripheral region having a second thickness less than the first thickness; a first power source coupled to the target to electrically bias the target; and a second power source coupled to the substrate support to electrically bias the substrate support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Xiaodong WANG, Joung Joo LEE, Fuhong ZHANG, Martin Lee RIKER, Keith A. MILLER, William FRUCHTERMAN, Rongjun WANG, Adolph Miller ALLEN, Shouyin ZHANG, Xianmin TANG
  • Publication number: 20210074276
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods are described herein for segmentation of content, and more specifically for segmentation of content in a content management system. In one aspect, a method may include receiving content associated with speech, text, or closed captioning data. The speech, the text, or the closed captioning data may be analyzed to derive at least one of a topic, subject, or event for at least a portion of the content. The content may be divided into two or more content segments based on the analyzing. At least one of the topic, the subject, or the event may be associated with at least one of the two or more content segments based on the analyzing. At least one of the two or more content segments may then be published such that each of the two or more content segments is individually accessible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Benjamin Aaron Miller, Jason D. Justman, Lora Clark Bouchard, Michael Ellery Bouchard, Kevin James Cotlove, Mathew Keith Gitchell, Stacia Lynn Haisch, Jonathan David Kersten, Matthew Karl Marchio, Peter Arthur Pulliam, George Allen Smith, Todd Christopher Tibbetts
  • Patent number: 10923116
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices are described herein for placing secondary content into a break of unknown duration in a stream of primary content. In one aspect the described techniques may include receiving information indicative of a break in streaming of the primary content, such as metadata data that is inserted into the stream of primary content, for example, on a client device. A duration of the stream of the primary content may be obtained. Secondary content may be played, for example during a break in the streaming of the primary content. Upon detecting that the duration of the stream of the primary content has increased to a second duration, for example, in response to the client device receiving additional primary content, the primary content may be streamed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Aaron Miller, Jason D. Justman, Lora Clark Bouchard, Michael Ellery Bouchard, Kevin James Cotlove, Mathew Keith Gitchell, Stacia Lynn Haisch, Jonathan David Kersten, Matthew Karl Marchio, Peter Arthur Pulliam, George Allen Smith, Todd Christopher Tibbetts
  • Publication number: 20210043432
    Abstract: A support system for use in a processing chamber is provided. The support system includes two or more moveable substrate supports, which include a substrate support surface and a robot, wherein the robot is configured to move the substrate support surface along a movement path. The substrate support includes a halo, and the halo protects the underlying components of the processing chamber from unwanted deposition, while the substrate support surface is moving along the movement path. The substrate support protects processing chamber components from deposition, reducing cleaning time and reducing the need for repairs of the components of the processing chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: John MAZZOCCO, Keith A. MILLER, Alexander ERENSTEIN, Ilya LAVITSKY
  • Publication number: 20210033519
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling volumes of droplets is provided herein. In some cases, the systems comprise: a plurality of first light sources, a second light source, wherein a first light beam emitted a first light source of said plurality of first light sources is configured to intersect with a second light beam emitted from said second light source at an intersection area, wherein said system is configured to measure a characteristic of said droplet as it passes through said intersection area. Systems and methods for measuring volumes of droplets and for distinguishing between bubbles and droplets are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Keith Miller Anderson, Guillermo Alfredo Cornejo
  • Publication number: 20210035568
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods are described herein for providing a graphical user interface for configuring presentations of content and controlling distribution of content, for example, through in conjunction with a management system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Benjamin Aaron Miller, Jason D. Justman, Lora Clark Bouchard, Michael Ellery Bouchard, Kevin James Cotlove, Mathew Keith Gitchell, Stacia Lynn Haisch, Jonathan David Kersten, Todd Christopher Tibbetts
  • Patent number: 10909974
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein for optimizing the presentation of content through obtaining viewership metrics, generating multiple renditions of presentations of content, and selecting optimized renditions of content. One aspect includes associating a request for viewership metrics with a presentation of content, publishing the presentation of content, and receiving information of the viewership metrics associated with the presentation. Another aspect includes copying a presentation of a content item, creating a second presentation of the content item for publishing over one or more channels, and linking the presentation of the content item to the second presentation of the content item, such that a change to one propagates to the other of the presentation of the content item or the second presentation of the content item. In yet another aspect, a content rendition may be selected for presentation based on performance of the rendition out of multiple renditions in an auction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Aaron Miller, Jason D. Justman, Lora Clark Bouchard, Michael Ellery Bouchard, Kevin James Cotlove, Mathew Keith Gitchell, Stacia Lynn Haisch, Jonathan David Kersten, Matthew Karl Marchio, Peter Arthur Pulliam, George Allen Smith, Todd Christopher Tibbetts
  • Patent number: 10909975
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods are described herein for segmentation of content, and more specifically for segmentation of content in a content management system. In one aspect, a method may include receiving content associated with speech, text, or closed captioning data. The speech, the text, or the closed captioning data may be analyzed to derive at least one of a topic, subject, or event for at least a portion of the content. The content may be divided into two or more content segments based on the analyzing. At least one of the topic, the subject, or the event may be associated with at least one of the two or more content segments based on the analyzing. At least one of the two or more content segments may then be published such that each of the two or more content segments is individually accessible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Aaron Miller, Jason D. Justman, Lora Clark Bouchard, Michael Ellery Bouchard, Kevin James Cotlove, Mathew Keith Gitchell, Stacia Lynn Haisch, Jonathan David Kersten, Matthew Karl Marchio, Peter Arthur Pulliam, George Allen Smith, Todd Christopher Tibbetts
  • Publication number: 20210024751
    Abstract: A composition and a method for preparing a polymer composite article. The composition comprises (A) a filler in an amount of from 10 to 90 wt. The composition also comprises (B) a polymer in an amount of from 10 to 90 wt %, wherein the (B) polymer is selected from polyolefins, polyamides, polyesters, or combinations thereof. Further, the composition comprises (C) an organopolysiloxane in an amount of from greater than 0 to 10 wt. %; the (C) organopolysiloxane having at least one silicon-bonded hydroxyl group and a viscosity of from 1,000 to 60,000 mPa·s at 25° C. The ranges for components (A)-(C) are based on the total weight of components (A), (B) and (C) in the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Keith BRUCE, Igor CHORVATH, Marc-Andre COURTEMANCHE, Jon V. DEGROOT, JR., Sean GAAL, Craig GROSS, James KEENIHAN, Shawn MEALEY, Scott MILLER, Tom PARSONS, Andrew SCHLADER, Cristina SERRAT, Lauren TONGE
  • Publication number: 20210017639
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for controlling plasma profiles during PVD deposition processes are disclosed. Some embodiments utilize EM coils placed above the target to control the plasma profile during deposition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Jansen, Keith A. Miller, Prashanth Kothnur, Martin Riker, David Gunther, Emily Schooley
  • Publication number: 20210020484
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for a PVD chamber are provided herein. In some embodiments, a selective PVD chamber includes a first housing surrounding a movable substrate support; a second housing adjacent the first housing; an opening disposed between the first housing and the second housing that partially exposes a top surface of the movable substrate support, wherein the opening includes a first curved side; and an elongate target disposed in the second housing to provide a stream of material flux from the elongate target into the first housing via the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Keith Miller, Farzad HOUSHMAND, Prasoon SHUKLA
  • Patent number: 10894310
    Abstract: A power tool is provided which accommodates interchangeable tool heads. The power tool includes: a tool body having a housing and an electric motor mounted within the housing, as well as a tool head that releasably attaches via a mechanical connection and an electrical connection to the tool body. The tool releasably connects to the output shaft of the electric motor when the tool head is attached to the tool body. A tool switch interposed between a power source for the electric motor and the electric motor is operable to supply power from the power source to the electric motor. A tool accessory switch interposed between the tool accessory and the power source for the electric motor is operable to supply power from the power source via the electrical connection to the tool accessory, thereby providing the tool operator independent control of the tool accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Michael F. Cannaliato, Keith E. McQuaid, David A. Miller, Steven J. Phillips, Oleksiy P. Sergyeyenko
  • Publication number: 20210001456
    Abstract: A pliers-valve-wheel combination tool for safe and efficient working upon systems and equipment having large wheeled valves, from a ladder, lift, or platform, often with only one hand free, providing adjustable pliers for performing various maintenance tasks and a valve-wheel wrench for quickly, efficiently, and safely manipulating valves in both expected and unexpected circumstances, without a cumbersome change of tools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: JEREMY FOURNIER, KEITH MILLER
  • Publication number: 20210005186
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods are described herein for segmentation of content, and more specifically for segmentation of content in a content management system. In one aspect, a method may include receiving content associated with speech, text, or closed captioning data. The speech, the text, or the closed captioning data may be analyzed to derive at least one of a topic, subject, or event for at least a portion of the content. The content may be divided into two or more content segments based on the analyzing. At least one of the topic, the subject, or the event may be associated with at least one of the two or more content segments based on the analyzing. At least one of the two or more content segments may then be published such that each of the two or more content segments is individually accessible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Benjamin Aaron Miller, Jason D. Justman, Lora Clark Bouchard, Michael Ellery Bouchard, Kevin James Cotlove, Mathew Keith Gitchell, Stacia Lynn Haisch, Jonathan David Kersten, Matthew Karl Marchio, Peter Arthur Pulliam, George Allen Smith, Todd Christopher Tibbetts
  • Publication number: 20200402126
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided to customize a base digital file for a garment according to a user's body measurements and generate a custom digital file for the garment, which may be used in garment production. For example, a system may receive a request to generate a custom-fit garment, customization options, and information regarding a customer's body measurements, retrieve a base digital file for the garment, identify points and edges in the base digital file of the garment, adjust the points and edges according to defined equations that take into account the user's body measurements, generate a custom digital file for the garment, and display a visual representation of the customized garment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Akshay Vivek Choche, Nancy Yi Liang, Nikita Jain, Palvali Teja Burugu, Juthika Das, Matthew Keith Miller, Li Yang, Shini Arora, Xiaowen Ding, Jennifer Lin
  • Publication number: 20200397080
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided to generate a base digital file for a garment and a custom digital file for the garment, which may be used in garment production. For example, a system may receive information providing various specifications for manufacturing a garment, generate a base digital file for the garment, receive a request to transform the garment from a first garment size to a second garment size, and then generate a custom digital file for the garment by applying custom user body measurements to the base digital file or by applying a grading scale.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Akshay Vivek Choche, Shini Arora, Juthika Das, Nikita Jain, Simon Johnston, Nancy Yi Liang, Jennifer Lin, Matthew Keith Miller, Palvali Teja Burugu, Chetan Shivarudrappa, Gabriel J. Zimmerman
  • Publication number: 20200401114
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided to generate a base digital file for a garment, which may be used in garment production. For example, a system may receive a library from a data source and generate a base digital file for the garment. The base digital file may include a garment identifier, a panel object associated with a panel identifier and references to garment information in the library, and a seam object representing a seam that forms a portion of the garment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Akshay Vivek Choche, Shini Arora, Juthika Das, Nikita Jain, Simon Johnston, Nancy Yi Liang, Jennifer Lin, Matthew Keith Miller, Palvali Teja Burugu, Chetan Shivarudrappa, Gabriel J. Zimmerman
  • Patent number: D907882
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: HYSTER-YALE GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: Keith Dawson, Edmund Stilwell, Daniel Miller, Ryan McDermott, Nicholas Draayer, Mark Cheyne, Robert New