Patents by Inventor Kenneth Miller

Kenneth 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: 20240191620
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a telemetry controller may be configured to operate in any suitable combination of modes including pulse overdrive, multi-baud rate encoding, and/or high-resolution M-Ary encoding. Further, in some embodiments, an artificial intelligence engine may generate one or more machine learning models trained to operate in any of the combination of modes based on one or more parameters (e.g., condition of a downhole device, condition of a telemetry channel, condition of a well in which the downhole device is disposed, weather condition, condition of another system, or some combination thereof).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2022
    Publication date: June 13, 2024
    Applicant: ERDOS MILLER, INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth MILLER, David ERDOS, Abraham ERDOS
  • Patent number: 12002331
    Abstract: Some examples may include a poker indexing service. For example, a multi-dimensional vector of player performance and/or other data may be determined based on gaming related activity that is input or otherwise captured. Such a vector may be used in various forms to generate a metric or to facilitate wagering and/or other gaming activity. Other methods and apparatus are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventor: Kenneth Miller
  • Patent number: 11978159
    Abstract: A cross reality system that provides an immersive user experience by storing persistent spatial information about the physical world that one or multiple user devices can access to determine position within the physical world and that applications can access to specify the position of virtual objects within the physical world. Persistent spatial information enables users to have a shared virtual, as well as physical, experience when interacting with the cross reality system. Further, persistent spatial information may be used in maps of the physical world, enabling one or multiple devices to access and localize into previously stored maps, reducing the need to map a physical space before using the cross reality system in it. Persistent spatial information may be stored as persistent coordinate frames, which may include a transformation relative to a reference orientation and information derived from images in a location corresponding to the persistent coordinate frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Anush Mohan, Rafael Domingos Torres, Daniel Olshansky, Samuel A. Miller, Jehangir Tajik, Joel David Holder, Jeremy Dwayne Miranda, Robert Blake Taylor, Ashwin Swaminathan, Lomesh Agarwal, Hiral Honar Barot, Helder Toshiro Suzuki, Ali Shahrokni, Eran Guendelman, Prateek Singhal, Xuan Zhao, Siddharth Choudhary, Nicholas Atkinson Kramer, Kenneth William Tossell, Christian Ivan Robert Moore
  • Publication number: 20240130735
    Abstract: The instant disclosure is directed to devices and methods for deploying a biased occlusion clamp. In addition, the present disclosure includes devices and methods for deploying a biased occlusion clamp using robotics. Moreover, the present disclosure includes devices and methods for reducing the force necessary to open an occlusion clamp without permanently compromising the clamping force of the clamp itself.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2023
    Publication date: April 25, 2024
    Inventors: Salvatore PRIVITERA, Matthew MONTI, Adam HARP, Kenneth MILLER, Jason GLITHERO
  • Publication number: 20240136152
    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: October 23, 2023
    Publication date: April 25, 2024
    Inventors: Kenneth Miller, John Carscadden, Ilia Slobodov, Timothy Ziemba, Huatsern Yeager, Eric Hanson, TaiSheng Yeager, Kevin Muggli, Morgan Quinley, James Prager, Connor Liston
  • Patent number: 11967484
    Abstract: A pulse generator is disclosed. The pulse generator includes a DC source; a plurality of switches, a transformer; and a pulsing output. The pulse generator can be coupled with a plasma chamber. The pulsing output outputs high voltage pulses having a peak-to-peak voltage greater than 1 kV and a voltage portion between consecutive high voltage bipolar pulses that has a negative slope that substantially offsets the voltage reduction on a wafer within a plasma chamber due to an ion current. The resulting voltage at the wafer may be substantially flat between consecutive pulses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Eagle Harbor Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Bowman, Connor Liston, Kenneth Miller, Timothy Ziemba
  • Publication number: 20240117732
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a wireless MWD module is included in a MWD tool to enable communication between the MWD tool and a rig wireless module located at a rig surface. In some embodiments, a repeater is disposed at a drill collar to enable enhanced communication between the wireless MWD module in the MWD tool disposed within a borehole and the rig wireless module located at the rig surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2022
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Applicant: ERDOS MILLER, INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth MILLER, David ERDOS, Abraham ERDOS, Clayton CARTER
  • Publication number: 20240120170
    Abstract: A high voltage pulsing power system is disclosed that include a DC power supply, a switch circuit electrically coupled with the DC power supply, a droop control circuit coupled with the switch circuit, and/or an output. The switch circuit includes a plurality of switch modules and produces a plurality of pulses. The droop control circuit includes a droop diode, a droop inductor, and a droop element. The droop diode may be electrically coupled in series between the switch circuit and the transformer primary that allows the negative pulse portion of the pulses to pass from the switching circuit to the transformer primary. The droop inductor and he droop element may be arranged in series across the droop diode to allow the negative pulse portion of the pulses to pass from the switching circuit to the transformer primary and/or store energy from the negative pulse portion of the pulses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Inventors: Timothy Ziemba, Kenneth Miller
  • Publication number: 20240102039
    Abstract: Methods and materials for modulating low light and/or shade tolerance, and red light specific responses in plants are disclosed. For example, nucleic acids encoding low light and/or SD+EODFR-tolerance polypeptides are disclosed as well as methods for using such nucleic acids to transform plant cells. Also disclosed are plants having increased low light and/or SD+EODFR tolerance. In addition, methods and materials involved in increasing UV-B tolerance in plants and methods and materials involved in modulating biomass levels in plants are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Shing Kwok, Kenneth Bounds, Ryan Miller, Sam Harris, James Burns, Roger I. Pennell, Vijay Sharma, Michael F. Portereiko, Han-Suk Kim, Gerard Magpantay
  • Publication number: 20240088877
    Abstract: A bipolar high voltage bipolar pulsing power supply is disclosed that can produce high voltage bipolar pulses with a positive high voltage pulse greater than about 2 kV followed by a negative high voltage pulse less than about ?2 kV with a positive to negative dwell period between the positive high voltage pulse and the negative high voltage pulse. A high voltage bipolar pulsing power supply, for example, can reproduce high voltage pulses with a pulse repetition rate greater than about 10 kHz.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Inventors: Alex Henson, Kevin Muggli, Timothy Ziemba, Kenneth Miller
  • Patent number: 11926836
    Abstract: Methods and materials for modulating low light and/or shade tolerance, and red light specific responses in plants are disclosed. For example, nucleic acids encoding low light and/or SD+EODFR-tolerance polypeptides are disclosed as well as methods for using such nucleic acids to transform plant cells. Also disclosed are plants having increased low light and/or SD+EODFR tolerance. In addition, methods and materials involved in increasing UV-B tolerance in plants and methods and materials involved in modulating biomass levels in plants are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Ceres, Inc.
    Inventors: Shing Kwok, Kenneth Bounds, Ryan Miller, Sam Harris, James Burns, Roger I. Pennell, Vijay Sharma, Michael F. Portereiko, Han-Suk Kim, Gerard Magpantay
  • Patent number: 11918389
    Abstract: Methods, devices, apparatuses and systems are disclosed for performing mammography, such as utilizing tomosynthesis in combination with breast biopsy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Hologic, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Defreitas, John Laviola, Loren Thomas Niklason, Tao Wu, Joseph Mark, Michael Miller, Jay Stein, Andrew Smith
  • Publication number: 20240048056
    Abstract: Some embodiments include methods and systems for wafer biasing in a plasma chamber. A method, for example, may include: generating a first high voltage by a first pulsed voltage source using DC voltages and coupling the first high voltage to a wafer in the plasma chamber via at least one direct connection, the at least one direct connection enabling ion energy control in the plasma chamber; generating one or more of low and medium voltages by a second pulsed voltage source; coupling, capacitively, the one or more of low and medium voltages to the wafer; and pulsing the first high voltage and the one or more of low and medium voltages to achieve a configurable ion energy distribution in the wafer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2023
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Inventors: Kenneth Miller, Timothy Ziemba, John Carscadden, Ilia Slobodov, James Prager
  • Patent number: 11875971
    Abstract: Some embodiments include a nanosecond pulser circuit. In some embodiments, a nanosecond pulser circuit may include: a high voltage power supply; a nanosecond pulser electrically coupled with the high voltage power supply and switches voltage from the high voltage power supply at high frequencies; a transformer having a primary side and a secondary side, the nanosecond pulser electrically coupled with the primary side of the transformer; and an energy recovery circuit electrically coupled with the secondary side of the transformer. In some embodiments, the energy recovery circuit comprises: an inductor electrically coupled with the high voltage power supply; a crowbar diode arranged in parallel with the secondary side of the transformer; and a second diode disposed in series with the inductor and arranged to conduct current from a load to the high voltage power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Eagle Harbor Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: James Prager, Timothy Ziemba, Kenneth Miller, Ilia Slobodov, Morgan Quinley
  • Patent number: 11866998
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a system including a tool drill string having a downhole device is disclosed. The downhole device includes a memory storing instructions and a downhole processor configured to execute the instructions to operate in a first transmission mode by default. The downhole processor is communicatively coupled to an uphole processor via the first transmission mode. The downhole processor is further to transmit, via a second transmission mode, a message to the uphole processor, determine whether a response is received, via the second transmission mode, from the uphole processor, and responsive to determining the response is received from the uphole processor, switch from the first transmission mode to the second transmission mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignees: ERDOS MILLER, INC., DIAMOND OILFIELD RENTALS, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Miller, David Erdos, Abraham Erdos
  • Publication number: 20230407740
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for receiving, from a downhole system, data at a transmitter module of an intra-bottom hole assembly (BHA), wherein the transmitter module comprises a magnetic transmission antenna; transmitting, via a wireless short-range communication using the magnetic transmission antenna, the data to a receiver module of the intra-BHA, wherein the transmitter module and the receiver module form an intra-BHA network using the wireless short-range communication; receiving, via the wireless short-range communication, the data at the receiver module; transmitting the data to a measurement while drilling (MWD) tool; receiving, at the MWD tool, the data; and transmitting, via a type of telemetry, the data from the MWD tool to a surface processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2021
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Applicant: ERDOS MILLER, INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth MILLER, David ERDOS, Abraham ERDOS
  • Publication number: 20230399945
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method is disclosed. The method includes operating a downhole tool by transmitting first data to one or more surface processors in a telemetry sequence. The first data may include a flex word having a first identifier identifying a first payload, and the first data is transmitted using a synchronized time sequence. The method includes detecting, by the downhole tool, an operating condition that occurs while the downhole tool is downhole. Based on the operating condition, the method includes dynamically changing the flex word to comprise a second identifier identifying a second payload transmitted in second data in the telemetry sequence to the one or more surface processors, and the second data is transmitted in the telemetry sequence using the synchronized time sequence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2023
    Publication date: December 14, 2023
    Applicant: ERDOS MILLER, INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth Miller, David Erdos, Abraham Erdos
  • Patent number: 11824454
    Abstract: Some embodiments include methods and systems for wafer biasing in a plasma chamber. A method, for example, may include: generating a first high voltage by a first pulsed voltage source using DC voltages and coupling the first high voltage to a wafer in the plasma chamber via at least one direct connection, the at least one direct connection enabling ion energy control in the plasma chamber; generating one or more of low and medium voltages by a second pulsed voltage source; coupling, capacitively, the one or more of low and medium voltages to the wafer; and pulsing the first high voltage and the one or more of low and medium voltages to achieve a configurable ion energy distribution in the wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Eagle Harbor Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Miller, Timothy Ziemba, John Carscadden, Ilia Slobodov, James Prager
  • Patent number: 11824542
    Abstract: A bipolar high voltage bipolar pulsing power supply is disclosed that can produce high voltage bipolar pulses with a positive high voltage pulse greater than about 2 kV followed by a negative high voltage pulse less than about ?2 kV with a positive to negative dwell period between the positive high voltage pulse and the negative high voltage pulse. A high voltage bipolar pulsing power supply, for example, can reproduce high voltage pulses with a pulse repetition rate greater than about 10 kHz.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Eagle Harbor Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Alex Henson, Kevin Muggli, Timothy Ziemba, Kenneth Miller
  • Patent number: 11814954
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a system includes an uphole processor and a tool drill string having a downhole device including a downhole processor. The uphole processor may include a memory storing instructions, the uphole processor may be communicatively coupled to the downhole processor, and the uphole processor may be configured to execute the instructions to determine a configuration setting of the system, determine whether the configuration setting indicates a trigger event has occurred, and responsive to determining the trigger event has occurred, transmit a downlink message to the downhole processor to modify an aspect of the downhole device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignees: BLACK DIAMOND OILFIELD RENTALS LLC, ERDOS MILLER, INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth Miller, David Erdos, Abraham Erdos