Patents by Inventor Kenneth W. Miller

Kenneth W. 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: 20190259313
    Abstract: A non-powered photoluminescent sign can be charged in low light conditions. The message is viewable with ambient light and without ambient light at a distance of 50 feet. Methods and other photoluminescent signs are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Zachary L. Green, Kenneth W. Miller, JR.
  • Patent number: 6164899
    Abstract: A disk transfer apparatus includes an elongated arm which is pivotally connected at one end to a mounting block for pivotal movement through a vertical plane. A head is mounted on the free end of the arm, and has a pair of fixed, parallel jaws projecting therefrom forming a slot therebetween to receive a disk. A disk will contact the bottom of the slot between the jaws so that the forward ends of the jaws are juxtaposed through the central aperture in the disk. In this way, the disk will contact the jaws only at the edges of the inner side wall of the aperture and the outer side wall around the perimeter of the disk, during movement of the disk with the arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2000
    Assignee: Automated Concepts, Inc.
    Inventors: Marlo Burg, Kenneth W. Miller
  • Patent number: 6076080
    Abstract: An order entry system is provided comprising a first computer system, a printing station computer system, a form design repository, a second computer system, a validation engine, and a pricing engine. The first computer system captures form design data and the second computer generates a form price, validates the form, and transmits a validated and priced order to the printing station computer system. The second computer is also programmed to store an index of form design files in the form design repository. The forms order entry system is also programmed to determine manufacturability of an ordered form by comparing its form design data to a set of validation rules and route manufacturability exceptions to a selected one of a plurality of exception handling locations. The pricing engine determines identified labor, material, burden, and mark-up cost components, and applies a set of pricing rules to them, to enable calculation of a form price.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2000
    Assignee: The Standard Register Company
    Inventors: William F. Morscheck, Kenneth W. Miller, Thomas J. Ryan, David M. Ohlemacher, C. Thomas Russell, Mark A. Burgbacher, Christopher L. Schweikert
  • Patent number: 5096335
    Abstract: A high-strength, lightweight flame-retardant and/or self-extinguishing polymer grid is provided for supplemental support of the roof and ribs of a combustible underground opening, such as within a coal mine, to prevent roof materials from falling and/or rib materials from spalling. The preferred polymer grid structure is formed of a polypropylene compounded with flame retardant additives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1992
    Assignee: The Tensar Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald P. Anderson, Kenneth W. Miller, William S. Shelton