Patents by Inventor Larry Miller

Larry 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: 10320767
    Abstract: A biometric sensor may be coupled to a portable communications device, such as a cellular telephone. The biometric sensor may be configured to acquire one or more measurements of biological characteristics of an individual. One or more of the measurements may relate to internal, sub-epidermal characteristics of the individual, such as non-volitional processes occurring within the individual, sub-epidermal structures within the individual, or the like. A biometric marker may be derived from one or more of the measurements. The portable communications device may be activated responsive to deriving the biometric marker. The activation may include transmitting the measurements and/or biometric markers derived therefrom to a receiver using the portable communications device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Convergence Biometrics, LLC
    Inventors: Rick V. Murakami, David Miller, Matthew W. Pettit, Larry V. Lunt
  • Publication number: 20180281929
    Abstract: An actuator system for controlling a flight surface of an aircraft includes a first actuator having a first actuator input and a first linear translation element that moves based on rotational motion received at the first actuator input and a first laser distance sensor disposed inside the first actuator that generates a first output based on a displacement of the first linear translation element. The system also includes a second actuator having a second actuator input and a second linear translation element that moves based on rotational motion received at the second actuator input and a second laser distance sensor disposed inside the second actuator that generates a second output based on a displacement of the second linear translation element. The system also includes a control unit that receives the first and second outputs and determines if an error condition exists for the system based on first and second output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Israel O. Popoola, Larry Miller, Chuck Grimes, Rachel Gallagher, Cory M. Crandall-Seibert, David G. Hill, Elijah K. Braimah
  • Publication number: 20180227415
    Abstract: A land-based or mobile phone and methods are provided for receiving inbound communications as either voice or text, and then based on the user's configuration settings, the inbound communication is provided to the user as it was received or is automatically converted into a format that is desired by the user. The phone also takes voice or text that is input by the user of the phone and converts the user's input to either voice or text based on the configuration settings stored in the users contact list or otherwise. The outbound communication is configured according to how the intended recipient wants to receive a communication based on the configuration settings stored in the users contact list or otherwise. The phone includes a controller that determines how the phone will handle and process inbound and outbound communications. The controller includes a speech recognition engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventor: Larry Miller
  • Publication number: 20180221032
    Abstract: A surgical device of a drill/driver with bit recognition to set a desired application mode and a method of utilization thereof is provided. Various operating modes of the drill/driver are automatically set by a sensor which recognizes the bit applied to the drill/driver. A method of utilizing the drill/driver allows the drill driver to apply surgical screws at very high speeds while automatically preventing excessive torque levels that would strip out the surgical screw from the patient's bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: Saddy R. Garcia, Bradley Winterroth, Ryan Nicholas Luby, Larry Miller, Christopher C. Dyer, Benjamin J. Gray, Allan J. Meredith
  • Publication number: 20180218321
    Abstract: Improved systems and methods are provided for more dynamic and more accurate advanced date selection in parcel shipping. In an embodiment, a method includes the steps of receiving a shipment request including an origin date and a time, gathering carrier configuration data containing one or more of last trailer pull times, pickup inclusion or exclusion dates, transit inclusion or exclusion dates, and carrier delivery inclusion or exclusion dates, and returning the lowest cost carrier service that will meet the customer commitment time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Justin Gabriel Cramer, Brian Larry Miller
  • Patent number: 9962169
    Abstract: A surgical device of a drill/driver with bit recognition to set a desired application mode and a method of utilization thereof is provided. Various operating modes of the drill/driver are automatically set by a sensor which recognizes the bit applied to the drill/driver. A method of utilizing the drill/driver allows the drill driver to apply surgical screws at very high speeds while automatically preventing excessive torque levels that would strip out the surgical screw from the patient's bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Zimmer Biomet CMF and Thoracic, LLC
    Inventors: Saddy Garcia, Bradley Winterroth, Ryan Luby, Larry Miller, Christopher C. Dyer, Benjamin J. Gray, Allan J. Meredith
  • Patent number: 9948772
    Abstract: A land-based or mobile phone and methods are provided for receiving inbound communications as either voice or text, and then based on the user's configuration settings, the inbound communication is provided to the user as it was received or is automatically converted into a format that is desired by the user. The phone also takes voice or text that is input by the user of the phone and converts the user's input to either voice or text based on the configuration settings stored in the user's contact list or otherwise. The outbound communication is configured according to how the intended recipient wants to receive a communication based on the configuration settings stored in the user's contact list or otherwise. The phone includes a controller that determines how the phone will handle and process inbound and outbound communications. The controller includes a speech recognition engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Inventor: Larry Miller
  • Publication number: 20170340729
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of an immunogenic composition for porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, and a method for making the immunogenic composition. Also disclosed is a method for administrating the immunogenic composition to a subject in need thereof. The immunogenic composition comprises PEDV proteins and/or antigens from one or more strains of PEDV, and may additionally comprise proteins and/or antigens from one or more additional porcine pathogens, such as PRRSV. Additionally disclosed in a combination comprising a PEDV immunogenic composition as disclosed herein, and an immunogenic composition or other therapeutic composition directed toward an additional porcine pathogen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicants: MJ Biologics, Inc., Phibro Animal Health Corporation
    Inventors: Byoung-Kwan Kim, Karen Brown, Larry Miller
  • Publication number: 20170238941
    Abstract: A surgical device of a drill/driver with bit recognition to set a desired application mode and a method of utilization thereof is provided. Various operating modes of the drill/driver are automatically set by a sensor which recognizes the bit applied to the drill/driver. A method of utilizing the drill/driver allows the drill driver to apply surgical screws at very high speeds while automatically preventing excessive torque levels that would strip out the surgical screw from the patient's bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: Saddy Garcia, Bradley Winterroth, Ryan Luby, Larry Miller, Christopher C. Dyer, Benjamin J. Gray, Allan J. Meredith
  • Publication number: 20170237853
    Abstract: A land-based or mobile phone and methods are provided for receiving inbound communications as either voice or text, and then based on the user's configuration settings, the inbound communication is provided to the user as it was received or is automatically converted into a format that is desired by the user. The phone also takes voice or text that is input by the user of the phone and converts the user's input to either voice or text based on the configuration settings stored in the user's contact list or otherwise. The outbound communication is configured according to how the intended recipient wants to receive a communication based on the configuration settings stored in the user's contact list or otherwise. The phone includes a controller that determines how the phone will handle and process inbound and outbound communications. The controller includes a speech recognition engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2016
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventor: Larry Miller
  • Patent number: 9730729
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods for sternal locators for placement of an intraosseous device into the sternum of a human patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: TELEFLEX MEDICAL DEVICES S.A R.L.
    Inventors: Christopher Brian Kilcoin, John Frank Morgan, III, Larry Miller, Robert Titkemeyer
  • Patent number: 9585677
    Abstract: A surgical device of a drill/driver with bit recognition to set a desired application mode and a method of utilization thereof is provided. Various operating modes of the drill/driver are automatically set by a sensor which recognizes the bit applied to the drill/driver. A method of utilizing the drill/driver allows the drill driver to apply surgical screws at very high speeds while automatically preventing excessive torque levels that would strip out the surgical screw from the patient's bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Zimmer Biomet CMF and Thoracic, LLC
    Inventors: Saddy R. Garcia, Bradley Winterroth, Ryan Nicholas Luby, Larry Miller, Christopher C. Dyer, Benjamin J. Gray, Allan J. Meredith
  • Patent number: 9532192
    Abstract: A land-based or mobile phone and methods are provided for receiving inbound communications as either voice or text, and then based on the user's configuration settings, the inbound communication is provided to the user as it was received or is automatically converted into a format that is desired by the user. The phone also takes voice or text that is input by the user of the phone and converts the user's input to either voice or text based on the configuration settings stored in the user's contact list or otherwise. The outbound communication is configured according to how the intended recipient wants to receive a communication based on the configuration settings stored in the user's contact list or otherwise. The phone includes a controller that determines how the phone will handle and process inbound and outbound communications. The controller includes a speech recognition engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Inventor: Larry Miller
  • Publication number: 20160206346
    Abstract: An apparatus for accessing bone marrow inside a bone is provided. The apparatus may include a penetrator assembly having a tissue penetrator and a hub. The tissue penetrator my have a hollow cannula disposed in fixed relation to the hub. The apparatus may also have a driver configured to insert a portion of the tissue penetrator into the bone and bone marrow, and a depth control mechanism configured to control the depth of penetration of the tissue penetrator into the bone and bone marrow. The depth control mechanism may have a sensor configured to detect a position of the bone and bone marrow. The depth control mechanism may also have a mechanical stop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventor: Larry Miller
  • Patent number: 9314228
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for accessing the bone marrow of a human's sternum is provided. The apparatus includes a tissue penetrator configured to penetrate the sternum, a trigger mechanism configured to engage when the tissue penetrator contacts the sternum and a depth control mechanism operable to limit the penetration of the tissue penetrator into the sternum to a pre-selected depth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Vidacare LLC
    Inventor: Larry Miller
  • Patent number: 9319735
    Abstract: An electronic program schedule system with access to both stored television program schedule information and data feeds containing status information for live programs such as sporting events. The system includes a data processor for receiving program schedule information for a plurality of programs and data feeds containing status information for certain of the programs, and a video display generator for generating a display signal simultaneously comprising information from both the stored schedule information and the received data feed. The system is further provided with user control means such as a remote controller for generating user control commands and transmitting signals to the data processor in response thereto so as to control the content of the display signal. The display signal may be displayed on a display apparatus such as a television receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Alan Knee, Anthony R. Favia, Bruce Davis, Larry Miller
  • Patent number: 9284110
    Abstract: A surgical screw cartridge system apparatus and method is provided wherein the cartridge has a body for storing a plurality of surgical screws. A spring-biased plunger is positioned within the body for presenting the surgical screws head first to a driver. A tab within the body prevents removal of the surgical screws from the body in absence of a screwdriver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Zimmer Biomet CMF and Thoracic, LLC
    Inventors: Saddy R. Garcia, Bradley Winterroth, Larry Miller
  • Publication number: 20160030058
    Abstract: A surgical device of a drill/driver with bit recognition to set a desired application mode and a method of utilization thereof is provided. Various operating modes of the drill/driver are automatically set by a sensor which recognizes the bit applied to the drill/driver. A method of utilizing the drill/ driver allows the drill driver to apply surgical screws at very high speeds while automatically preventing excessive torque levels that would strip out the surgical screw from the patient's bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Applicant: Biomet Microfixation, LLC
    Inventors: Saddy R. Garcia, Bradley Winterroth, Ryan Nicholas Luby, Larry Miller, Christopher C. Dyer, Benjamin J. Gray, Allan J. Meredith
  • Publication number: 20140187225
    Abstract: A land-based or mobile phone and methods are provided for receiving inbound communications as either voice or text, and then based on the user's configuration settings, the inbound communication is provided to the user as it was received or is automatically converted into a format that is desired by the user. The phone also takes voice or text that is input by the user of the phone and converts the user's input to either voice or text based on the configuration settings stored in the user's contact list or otherwise. The outbound communication is configured according to how the intended recipient wants to receive a communication based on the configuration settings stored in the user's contact list or otherwise. The phone includes a controller that determines how the phone will handle and process inbound and outbound communications. The controller includes a speech recognition engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventor: Larry Miller
  • Patent number: 8755842
    Abstract: A system and methods through which incoming calls to and/or outgoing calls from a telephone can be controlled. The present invention utilizes an authorized caller list to determine whether an incoming call should be connected, and a similar list to determine whether an outgoing call should be connected. The present invention can also facilitate the use of new telephone user interfaces, including by iterating through telephone numbers associated with a contact, until communications with the contact are established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Inventor: Larry Miller