Patents by Inventor Michael A. Miller

Michael 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).

  • Publication number: 20190309233
    Abstract: A solids discharge system (SDS) is configured to separate solids from product gas. The system includes a solids separation device and at least one solids transfer conduit configured to receive solids from the solids separation device. The solids transfer conduit is selectively partitioned into a plurality of compartments (or “sections”) along its length by isolation valves. A gas supply conduit and a gas discharge conduits are connected to one of the sections to facilitate removal of solids. A filter in fluid communication with that section is configured to prevent solids from passing through the gas discharge conduit so that the solids can be removed from one of the sections of the solids transfer conduit. A product gas generation system incorporates first and second reactors, the latter of which receives products created by the second reactor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Ravi CHANDRAN, Dave G. NEWPORT, Daniel Michael LEO, Daniel A. BURCIAGA, Justin Kevin MILLER, Kaitlin Emily HARRINGTON, Brian Christopher ATTWOOD, Emily Jane SCHULTHEIS, Kelly Ann KISHTON
  • Publication number: 20190307255
    Abstract: The chair of the present disclosure balances safety, comfort, ergonomics, numerous desk geometries, a variety of floor surfaces, the physics of cantilevered elements, the height of floor obstacles, and a large range of body types/sizes. It can address the recommendations of ergonomic experts and adds the unique forward footrest/exercise bar for stretching, core workouts, and to increase the variety of ergonomic seating positions. The entire product can fold into a compact light weight package for easy transport and stowage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: Derecktor Marine Technology LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Derecktor, Michael Miller, Rebecca Lorick
  • Patent number: 10440472
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus for corona detection using audio data are provided. In one example embodiment, the method includes obtaining, by one or more computing devices, audio data indicative of audio associated with an electrical system for at least one time interval. The method includes partitioning, by the one or more computing devices, the audio data for the time interval into a plurality of time windows. The method includes determining, by the one or more computing devices, a signal indicative of a presence of corona based at least in part on audio data collected within an identified time window of the plurality of time windows relative to audio data collected for a remainder of the time interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Gary Michael Miller, Bernard Chenault Crutcher, Gaylord Zahlman
  • Patent number: 10439279
    Abstract: A self-aiming directional Wi-Fi antenna system includes a directional antenna that is motorized. A motion controller operates the motors to move the antenna position to sources of Wi-Fi radio frequency (RF) transmissions, determines an SSID for each source that satisfies a selection criterion and stores a position data corresponding to each SSID. The directional Wi-Fi antenna is moved to a final position corresponding to the antenna position data for one of the SSIDs stored in memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Electronics Controlled Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Wilken, Michael Bendzick, Craig Miller
  • Patent number: 10439716
    Abstract: A compact system for active co-boresight measurement includes a detector, a steering mirror, and a controller. The detector detects a portion of a transmission beam emitted by a transceiver and a portion of a received beam that is received from a remote terminal. The controller measures an offset between the detected portion of the received beam and the detected portion of the transmission beam. The controller controls a position of the steering mirror to align the portion of the received beam with a defined position on the detector, the defined position based in part on the offset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Douglas Miller, Kevin Michael Birnbaum, Chien-Chung Chen, Andrew Todd Grier
  • Patent number: 10436947
    Abstract: A zoned waveplate has a series of transversely stacked birefringent zones alternating with non-birefringent zones. The birefringent and non-birefringent zones are integrally formed upon an AR-coated face of a single substrate by patterning the AR coated face of the substrate with zero-order sub-wavelength form-birefringent gratings configured to have a target retardance. The layer structure of the AR coating is designed to provide the target birefringence in the patterned zones and the reflection suppression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Lumentum Operations LLC
    Inventors: John Michael Miller, Joel Milgram, Karen Denise Hendrix, Michael O'Leary, Hery Djie, Lu Tian, Paul Colbourne
  • Patent number: 10439322
    Abstract: A connector system for a wearable article including receptacle and plug connector assemblies is provided. The receptacle connector assembly includes a housing having a cavity receiving an electronic device and having a receptacle connector. The plug connector assembly includes a holder including an article mount securable to the wearable article and a support arm hingedly coupled to the article mount at a hinge. The plug connector assembly has a plug connector on the support arm including plug contacts and a cable electrically connected to the plug contacts. A seal is coupled between the receptacle connector and the plug connector. The plug connector is loaded into a receptacle of the receptacle connector to mate the plug contacts with the receptacle contacts to electrically connect the cable to the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keith Edwin Miller, Kyle Gary Annis, Kevin Michael Thackston, Robert Neil Mulfinger
  • Publication number: 20190303112
    Abstract: An algorithm data store may contain information about a pool of available algorithms. An algorithm analysis engine may compare the information about each of the pool of available algorithms with at least one requirement associated with the current algorithm executing in the live environment. Based on the comparison, the algorithm analysis engine may select at least one of the pool of available algorithms as a potential replacement algorithm and transmit an indication of the selected at least one potential replacement algorithm. A deployment platform may include a lifecycle manager that manages execution of the current algorithm in the live environment. The lifecycle manager may also receive the indication of the selected at least one potential replacement algorithm, manage execution of the at least one potential replacement algorithm in a shadow environment, and report performance information associated with the current algorithm and the at least one potential replacement algorithm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Vrinda RAJIV, Bradford MILLER, Kirk Lars BRUNS, Michael KINSTREY, Charles THEURER
  • Patent number: 10431931
    Abstract: An electrical unit includes a housing member, a slider configured to slide along an outer surface of the housing member and selectively retain an electrical connector relative to the housing member, and a bracket connected to the housing member. The bracket may restrict movement of the slider in at least one direction. The slider may include a collar and/or a leg. The leg may extend substantially perpendicularly from the collar. The electrical unit may include a second bracket. The housing member may include a first bracket recess and/or a second bracket recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Jared Pieknik, Parminder Brar, Michael Scott Duco, David Miller
  • Patent number: 10428077
    Abstract: The present invention provides thiazole compounds of Formula I wherein W, Y, R0, R2, R4, R5, R6, R7, X1, X2, X3 and X4 are as defined herein, or a stereoisomer, tautomer, pharmaceutically acceptable salt, prodrug ester or solvate form thereof, wherein all of the variables are as defined herein. These compounds are inhibitors of platelet aggregation and thus can be used as medicaments for treating or preventing thromboembolic disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignees: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Université de Montréal
    Inventors: Jacques Banville, Roger Remillard, Edward H. Ruediger, Daniel H. Deon, Marc Gagnon, Laurence Dube, Julia Guy, Eldon Scott Priestley, Shoshana L. Posy, Brad D. Maxwell, Pancras C. Wong, R. Michael Lawrence, Michael M. Miller
  • Publication number: 20190292167
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel compounds of Formula (I), and pharmaceutically acceptable salts, solvates, hydrates, tautomers, stereoisomers, isotopically labeled derivatives, and compositions thereof. Also provided are methods and kits involving the compounds or compositions for treating or preventing proliferative diseases (e.g., cancers (e.g., leukemia, melanoma, multiple myeloma), benign neoplasms, angiogenesis, inflammatory diseases, autoinflammatory diseases, and autoimmune diseases) in a subject. Treatment of a subject with a proliferative disease using a compound or composition of the invention may inhibit the aberrant activity of cyclin-dependent kinase 7 (CDK7), and therefore, induce cellular apoptosis and/or inhibit transcription in the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Stephane Ciblat, Patrick Deroy, Melissa Leblanc, Jason J. Marineau, Joel Moore, Stephanie Roy, M. Arshad Siddiqui, Kevin Sprott, Dana K. Winter, Anzhelika Kabro, Serge Leger, Tom Miller, Darby Schmidt, Michael Bradley
  • Publication number: 20190285293
    Abstract: A portable energy generation and humidity control system includes an engine and a humidity control system within a portable frame. The engine includes two containers in communication through a connecting arm having a central hollow bore. A volume of a low boiling point liquid is disposed in the bottom container, and a wire coil extends along the connecting arm. A buoyant permanent magnet is disposed in the central hollow bore. An active heat exchanger is capable of transferring heat to and removing heat from the bottom container. The active heat exchanger includes at least one internal heat exchanger portion and at least one external heat exchanger portion in communication with the internal heat exchanger portion. A humidity control system is supported within the portable frame and is in communication with the engine. The humidity control system and the engine maintain a desired humidity level in the ambient environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventor: Michael Miller
  • Publication number: 20190283681
    Abstract: This disclosure details accessory rail systems for securing various accessory devices to vehicles that are equipped with either standard roofs or roofs with one or more roof openings. An exemplary accessory rail system includes an accessory rail that is configured to simultaneously mount one or more interior accessories and/or one or more exterior accessories relative to the vehicle. A trim piece may be secured to the accessory rail, and an airbag curtain may be secured to either the accessory rail, the trim piece, or a roof frame rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Paul Alan FORGETTE, Jeffrey Charles PADDOCK, Robert Ralph ARMITAGE, Anna Miller HILL, Michael Timothy FEITEN
  • Publication number: 20190286071
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, an available algorithm data store may contain information about a pool of available algorithms. An algorithm selection platform coupled to the available algorithm data store may access the information about the pool of available algorithms and compare the information about each of the pool of available algorithms with at least one requirement associated with the current algorithm executing in the real environment. The algorithm selection platform may then automatically determine algorithm execution context information and, based on said comparison and the algorithm execution context information, select at least one of the pool of available algorithms as a potential replacement algorithm. An indication of the selected at least one potential replacement algorithm may then be transmitted (e.g., to be evaluated in a shadow environment by an algorithm evaluation platform).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Charles THEURER, Bradford MILLER, Kirk Lars BRUNS, Vrinda RAJIV, Michael KINSTREY
  • Publication number: 20190287078
    Abstract: A method for managing device lifecycles within an industrial automation environment. The method includes receiving a scanning configuration and a request for lifecycle management data through a user interface, and based on the scanning configuration, scanning a plurality of industrial devices within the industrial automation environment to produce configuration data for the industrial automation environment. The method also includes transferring the configuration data and the request for lifecycle management data to a product compatibility and download center through a communication interface, receiving lifecycle management data from the product compatibility and download center through the communication interface, and displaying the lifecycle management data to a user through the user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Scott A. Miller, Michael J. Anthony, Adam J. Gregory, Evan J. Kausalik, Robert J. Koba, Randy S. Oakley, JR., Beniamin J. Skubis, Rudy Zhi Yang
  • Patent number: 10416985
    Abstract: A system includes a processor configured to query one or more vehicle electronic control unit (ECU) modules to determine current software versions installed on the ECU modules, responsive to a multi-cycle update process resuming. The processor is also configured to pause the update process, responsive to the query identifying a change in at least one software version to a different version from when the update process first began. The processor is additionally configured to report the change to a remote source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Joseph Madrid, Sangeetha Sangameswaran, Jason Michael Miller, John William Schmotzer
  • Publication number: 20190279251
    Abstract: A system and method for identifying a customer's location within a facility or place of business, such as, but not limited to a casino. The system and method provides notification company representatives upon arrival of the customer at the given location. Additionally, the method and system allows for navigational services to be provided to customers, and real-time location determination, location tracking and confirmation to customers of location and rewards program status. The disclosed method and system can work through a system of wireless radio, sound and/or light-based beacons communicating with the customer's smartphone, computer system, or other electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: BRUCE HOWARD KUSENS, MICHAEL KUSENS, ARTHUR MILLER
  • Publication number: 20190278581
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a controller and a processor. The processor is programmed to prompt the user with a selection to install a software update to the controller responsive to a user preference value, computed from user selections whether or not to install software updates associated with contextual information that matches a software update to be installed, exceeding a threshold defined by a priority of the software update, and update the user preference value per the selection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Jason Michael MILLER, Sangeetha SANGAMESWARAN, Fling TSENG, Daniel Joseph MADRID
  • Publication number: 20190275782
    Abstract: A method of processing a substrate, with a first major surface of the substrate removably bonded to a first major surface of a first carrier and a second major surface of the substrate removably bonded to a first major surface of a second carrier, includes initiating debonding at a first location of an outer peripheral bonded interface between the substrate and the first carrier to separate a portion of the first carrier from the substrate. The method further includes propagating a first debond front from the first debonded location along a first direction extending away from the first debonded location by sequentially applying a plurality of lifting forces to the first carrier at a corresponding plurality of sequential lifting locations of the first carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Christina Sue Bennett, Raymond Charles Cady, Hyun-Soo Choi, Claire Renata Coble, Byungchul Kim, Timothy Michael Miller, Joseph William Soper, Gary Carl Weber
  • Publication number: 20190278041
    Abstract: A mid-span optical fiber cable support system is provided. The system includes a mid-span clamp system engaging a main span cable to support a mid-span later drop cable run. The mid-span clamping system includes a main span cable clamp engaging the main span cable, and a drop cable clamp engaging the drop cable. The drop cable clamp is supported from the main span cable such that the second portion of the drop cable extends away from the main span cable such that a load applied by the drop cable at the drop cable clamp is substantially perpendicular to the preferential bend axis of the main span cable. In addition, the main span cable clamp includes a bend strain reducing curved surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventor: Allen Michael Miller