Patents by Inventor Lee A. Miller

Lee 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: 10888852
    Abstract: Provided is a process for manufacturing a Fluid Catalytic Cracking catalyst additive composition with a novel binder. The steps involve mixing an alumina source with water to make a slurry; adding to the alumina slurry an amount of P2O5 source; the slurry is then stirred and reacted under controlled temperature and time conditions to form an aluminum phosphate binder; adding to the aluminum phosphate binder a zeolite, an amount of silica binder and an amount of clay; and spray-drying the slurry to form catalyst additive particles. The catalyst additive composition comprises a about 35 wt % to about 65 wt % zeolite; about 0 wt % to about 10 wt % silica; about 15 wt % to about 50 wt % clay and an aluminum phosphate binder comprising about 2.5 wt % to 5 wt % amorphous or pseudo-boehmite alumina and about 7 wt % to 15 wt % phosphoric acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: ALBEMARLE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Maria Margaret Ludvig, Sandra Gavalda, Nataly Garcia Vargas, Petrus Martinus Overwater, Kevin Alfonso Miller, Edward Lee Foster
  • Patent number: 10870601
    Abstract: A method of separating a glass web includes the steps of placing the glass web in tension by applying an in-plane tension to the glass web in a tensile direction and producing a region of increased tension on a first major surface of the glass web by imparting a curvature in the glass web. The method further includes separating the glass web along a separation path parallel to an axis of the curvature and transverse to the tensile direction by applying a defect to a portion of the first major surface in the region of increased tension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: John Frederick Bayne, Scott Winfield Deming, Todd Benson Fleming, Andrew Peter Kittleson, Gautam Narendra Kudva, Dale Charles Marshall, Eric Lee Miller
  • Publication number: 20200378512
    Abstract: In some implementations, an apparatus comprises a pipe, a stud that is forge-welded to the pipe, creating a forge-welded stud, a bracket that is operably coupled to the forge-welded stud, and a walkway operably coupled to the bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: Forge Tech, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Lee Miller, Daniel J. Rybicki, Mathew A. Rybicki, Lawrence J. Povse, Kenneth R. Vejr, Andre S. Todd, John M. Griffin
  • Publication number: 20200379429
    Abstract: The low profile of the flexible tooling system disclosed allows for flexible tooling to be added to nearly all CNC machines with an accommodating z-axis height and allows easier relocation of the system from one CNC machine to another. The system includes one or more pods, each of the pods of the system replacing the function of four independent actuators of earlier systems but operating with a shared mechanical frame. Arranging the mechanism into groups of four allows for greater density of part support spacing, minimizes cable requirements, and allows for air, vacuum, and vacuum sensor requirements be localized on each pod. The pods allow for part supports to be spaced as close as 6? in the x and y axis. An increased variable position assembly density allows for greater flexibility to hold complicated parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Larry Ray Cook, Justin Somers Stamen, Brian Lee Miller, Steven Heath Mason, Kenneth O'Neil Kelly
  • Publication number: 20200369893
    Abstract: Fire protective compositions include colloidal silica solids, clay, a low biopersistence fiber or refractory ceramic fiber, water, and optionally a chelating agent. Methods of using the fire protective compositions include providing a polymeric foam substrate, applying the fire protective composition on the polymeric foam substrate, and allowing the fire protective composition to dry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Bruce K. ZOITOS, Jonathan CROSS, Adam KELSALL, Chad D. CANNAN, Kenneth B. MILLER, Gary A. LEE, Mark E. BEAUHARNOIS, Anastasia KEEFE, Donald John DANIELS, IV
  • Publication number: 20200353113
    Abstract: Freshening composition having at least 85% by weight of the freshening composition of water; at least 0.0015% of by weight of the freshening composition of alkoxylated phenol; and a perfume having at least 60% by weight of the perfume, Perfume Raw Materials having ClogP greater than 1.0. The alkoxylated phenol is according to Formula (I): wherein a is a value selected from 3 to 15; b is a value selected from 0 to 12; wherein the value of a+b, the degree of alkoxylation is from 3 to 15.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Michael David O'Young MUI, Kevin Lee KOTT, Jennifer Lea RINKER, Bonny Kay LUI, Gregory Scot MIRACLE, Karunakaran NARASIMHAN, George Kavin MORGAN, III, David Wesley BROGDEN, Jennifer Beth ALLISON, Andrea C. KEENAN, Daniel S. MILLER, Theodore TYSAK, Raymond SCHILL
  • Patent number: 10832182
    Abstract: A method for managing a program relating to a product, the program including a plurality of program requirements for performing a plurality of program tasks, includes: (a) establishing a location reference system for a representation of the product in three dimensions; (b) identifying a plurality of task-loci in a display; the display presenting the representation of the product according to the location reference system; each respective task-locus of the plurality of task-loci being associated with a respective program task of the plurality of program tasks; (c) characterizing each respective task-locus associated with an accomplished respective program task as a respective completed task-locus; and (d) accounting for accomplishment of the respective program tasks by accounting for the respective completed task-loci.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Joseph F Floyd, Brent Louis Hadley, Patrick Jan Eames, Paul A Sesny, Quentin S Patterson, Stephen Paul Miller, Brian Lee Coker, Chul Y Park, Michael W Boyd
  • Patent number: 10816735
    Abstract: Optical assemblies and lensed connector ferrule assemblies having one or more optical fibers aligned to one or more lenses of a lens substrate and methods of their manufacture are disclosed. In one embodiment, an optical assembly includes a ferrule and a mirror surface. The ferrule includes a lens holder having a lens substrate cavity and an engagement surface. The ferrule further includes a lens substrate disposed within the lens substrate cavity. The lens substrate has at least one lens. The mirror surface is coupled to the engagement surface such that the at least one lens is offset from the mirror surface by an offset distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Research & Development Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander Lee Cuno, Oberon Denaci Deichmann, Davide Domenico Fortusini, Wei Jiang, William James Miller, James Scott Sutherland
  • Publication number: 20200333501
    Abstract: An NMR logging system is disclosed which continues logging without interruption despite switching activation sets to adapt to changes in formation properties. Based on detection of an approaching or encountered geological boundary, an appropriate activation set is transmitted to the downhole NMR tool while the NMR tool continues logging. This system optimizes NMR data collection for each formation and associated formation fluid properties while reducing the need to stop the tool string movement while switching the activation set, and reduces incomplete collection of NMR and non-NMR logging tool data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel Lee Miller, MingJen Wang, Wei Shao, Songhua Chen, Ronnel Charles Balliet
  • Patent number: 10812384
    Abstract: Techniques are described for managing customer-specified routing policies for network-accessible computing resources. In some situations, the customer-specified routing policies may be based at least in part on DNS (“Domain Name System”) information specified by a customer, such as if the customer specifies one or more target destinations to use with an indicated DNS domain name that are different from the destination IP address(es) provided for that DNS domain name by DNS servers—if so, the managing of such a DNS-based routing policy for that customer may include identifying when network-accessible computing resources provided to the customer send electronic communications to that DNS domain name, and causing those electronic communications to be redirected to the customer-specified target destination(s). Such customer-specified target destinations may include, in different situations, final destinations, intermediate destinations, etc., as well as identify particular routes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle Tailor Akers, Chao Yuan, Kevin Christopher Miller, Andrew Bruce Dickinson, Michael Siaosi Voegele, Daniel Lee McCarriar, Yohanes Santoso, David Brian Lennon
  • Publication number: 20200323495
    Abstract: A system and method for generating frequency-multiplexed synthetic sound-speech stimuli and for detecting and analyzing electrical brain activity of a subject in response to the stimuli. Frequency-multiplexing of speech copora and synthetic sounds helps the composite sound to blend into a single auditory object. The synthetic sounds are temporally aligned with the utterances of the speech corpus. Frequency multiplexing may include splitting the frequency axis into alternating bands of speech and synthetic sound to minimize the disruptive interaction between the speech and synthetic sounds along the basilar membrane and in their neural representations. The generated stimuli can be used with both traditional and advanced techniques to analyze electrical brain activity and provides a rapid, synoptic view into the functional health of the early auditory system, including how speech is processed at different levels and how these levels interact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Lee Miller, Bartlett Moore, IV
  • Publication number: 20200325057
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are glass forming furnaces and methods of using the same. The glass forming furnaces may include a housing and a bending ring. The housing may define a chamber. The bending ring may include a first inlet port, a first outlet port, and a channel. The bending ring may be located within the chamber. The channel may have a shape that is similar to a shape of a glass article. The channel may define a cavity fluidly connecting the first inlet port and the first outlet port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Steven Roy Burdette, Laurent Joubaud, Eric Lee Miller, Jason Scott Stewart, Zheming Zheng
  • Publication number: 20200325059
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed relate to a method for bending a glass substrate. The method includes actuating at least one heat shield to a first position at least partially covering an edge portion of a first major surface of the glass substrate. The method further includes heating the glass substrate. The method further includes actuating the at least one heat shield to a second position at least partially uncovering the edge portion of the glass substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Timothy Brennan, Philippe Dardart, Anurag Jain, Nikolaos Pantelis Kladias, Eric Lee Miller, Stephane Poissy, Larry Gene Smith, Chad Michael Wilcox
  • Patent number: 10800696
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for processing glass comprising a forming apparatus in a first processing zone, the forming apparatus configured to form a glass ribbon having a first direction of travel in the first processing zone. The apparatus also includes a first cutting apparatus in a second processing zone, the first cutting apparatus configured to separate one or more portions of the glass ribbon, the glass ribbon having a second direction of travel. The apparatus includes a first buffer zone between the first processing zone and the second processing zone in which the glass ribbon is supported in a first catenary between two, spaced-apart payoff positions. The second direction of travel in the second processing zone can be orthogonal to the first direction of travel in the first processing zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Tomohiro Aburada, Douglas Edward Brackley, Gautam Narendra Kudva, Shawn Rachelle Markham, Gary Edward Merz, Eric Lee Miller
  • Publication number: 20200313557
    Abstract: A phase-redundant voltage regulator can include multiple regulator phases connected in parallel between a common regulator input and a common regulator output. Each regulator phase includes a voltage regulator that receives an input voltage and drives a respective output voltage. The voltage regulator also includes a plurality of linear regulators, each having a linear ORing device electrically connected between the regulator output of a respective regulator and an output of the linear regulator. The voltage regulator also includes an amplifier having inputs electrically connected to a remote voltage sense input and to a reference voltage input. An output of the voltage regulator is electrically connected to an input of the linear ORing device. The amplifier controls the linear ORing device to drive a voltage on the output of the linear regulator equivalent to a voltage on the reference voltage input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Patrick Egan, Michael Lee Miller
  • Publication number: 20200297468
    Abstract: A veterinary subject intranasal administration device, and associated systems and methods, are disclosed. The veterinary subject intranasal administration device can include a first support member portion including a septum interface portion sized for insertion into a nasal passage of the veterinary subject; an actuation mechanism connected to the first support member portion; and a fluid conduit having a distal end opposite a supported end, the distal end sized for insertion into the nasal passage of the veterinary subject, the fluid conduit being flexible and configured to receive fluid from a fluid source and discharge the fluid through the distal end into the nasal passage, the distal end of the fluid conduit being unsupported and movable relative to the septum interface portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Amy L. Marr, Jane Granville Owens, Jeffrey Kyle Hill, Casey J. Strange, Randall Lee Waln, Christopher C. Miller, Gilly Regev-Shoshani, Alex Stenzler, Steve Han
  • Patent number: 10782092
    Abstract: Apparatus and associated methods relate to a handgun brace arranged with a rigid structure extending radially away from a handgun trigger guard, and having a forward-facing surface configured to physically engage with at least one finger of a user's non-primary grip hand in a stable position below the handgun's barrel and in front of the handgun's trigger, such that a counter-force applied by the finger(s) at the forward-facing surface tends to prevent the handgun (especially the muzzle), from rising or rotating in response to shooting, such as due to muzzle jump. In an illustrative example, the brace may be releasably fixed to the handgun (e.g., as a modular handgun accessory). A handgun brace that substantially mitigates the unwanted effects of muzzle jump/recoil may advantageously yield higher shooting accuracy and beneficially promote proper handgun grip positioning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventor: Richard Lee Miller
  • Publication number: 20200294630
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining molecular structures based on molecular-orbital-based (MOB) features are described. MOB features can be utilized in combination with machine-learning methods to predict accurate properties, such as quantum mechanical energy, of molecular systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Thomas F. Miller, Matthew G. Welborn, Lixue Cheng, Tamara Husch, Jialin Song, Nikola Kovachki, Dmitry Burov, Ying Shi Teh, Anima Anandkumar, Feizhi Ding, Sebastian Lee, Zhuoran Qiao, Ali Sahin Lale
  • Publication number: 20200291685
    Abstract: An electromechanical lock according to the present embodiments includes a lock extension and a blocking module having an interior region. A pivot bolt is mounted in the interior region for movement between a nominal position and an unsecured position. A first blocker is disposed in the interior region for movement between its nominal position and unblocking position. A second blocker is disposed in the interior region for movement between a nominal position and unblocking position. The pivot bolt, the first blocker, and the second blocker are biased to their respective nominal positions by springs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: David Lee Arnold, Michael Robert Clark, Tommy O. Lowe, Joseph Edward Miller
  • Patent number: 10762676
    Abstract: A method for proactively creating an image product includes capturing an image of an object in a first environment by a device, storing a library of personalized products each characterized by a product type, automatically recognizing the object in the image as having a product type associated with the library of personalized products, automatically creating a design for the personalized product of the product type using personalized content, automatically displaying the design of the personalized product of the product type incorporating the selected photo in the first environment on the device, and manufacturing a physical product based on the design of the personalized product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Shutterfly, LLC
    Inventors: Eugene Chen, Preeti Nathan, Trynne Anne Miller, Wiley H. Wang, Shay Litvak, Marco Santini, Chris M. Denend, Abhishek KiranKumar Sabbarwal, David Le, Ira Blas, Ryan Lee