Patents by Inventor Michael E. Miles

Michael E. Miles 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: 20200361789
    Abstract: A water treatment system having a base assembly and a treatment assembly. The treatment assembly of the system may be configured to filter particulates from water. The base assembly may include a UV reactor operable to disinfect water for consumption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Terry L. Lautzenheiser, Jeffrey A. Shumate, Michael E. Miles, Dugan M. Karnazes, Kevin G. King, Daniel L. Schlenk, Roger A Schenkel
  • Publication number: 20200338481
    Abstract: A water treatment system having a base assembly and a treatment assembly. The treatment assembly of the system may be configured to filter particulates from water. The base assembly may include a UV reactor operable to disinfect water for consumption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Terry L. Lautzenheiser, Jeffrey A. Shumate, Michael E. Miles, Dugan M. Karnazes, Kevin G. King, Daniel L. Schlenk, Tedmund A. Robbins, Roger A. Schenkel
  • Publication number: 20190144299
    Abstract: A water treatment system having a water treatment engine including a pressure vessel, electronics module and optionally replaceable shrouds. The water treatment engine may include a tether and a single connection point for water and power lines. The tether may have a release that is accessible only when the electronic module is removed. The water treatment engine may be circular and the water and power lines may be arranged within a region bounded by tangent lines that square the circular shape. The electronics module may be configured to receive one of a variety of alternative interchangeable displays. The electronics module may have a single display port that provides power and data that can be utilized by a plurality of different types of displays. The system may include a replaceable cartridge with soft end caps that include an integral seal and are shaped to self-center within the pressure vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Terry L. Lautzenheiser, Michael E. Miles, Robert M. Missman, David J. Anderson, Ilir Furxhi, Liane B. Hopaluk, Amy Sue Puroll, Kevin G. King, Rick G. Good
  • Publication number: 20190022564
    Abstract: A water treatment system is capable of meeting the particular needs of a variety of water treatment system applications. For instance, the water treatment system may include a customizable display, multiple interchangeable filters and disinfection systems. In one embodiment, a vessel containing the filters and disinfection assembly can be easily removed from a base that supplies water to the vessel. In another embodiment, the water treatment system includes a plate that includes at least one electrical connection. One or more electronics bricks with sensors, displays and the like can be removably attached to the plate such that each electronics brick is in electrical communication with said brick. In another embodiment, the water treatment system incorporates one or more stackable and interchangeable filter blocks that direct water flowing into the vessel through each filter media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Terry L. Lautzenheiser, Michael E. Miles, Karlis Vecziedins, Kenneth E. Conrad
  • Patent number: 10183870
    Abstract: A water treatment system having a water treatment engine including a pressure vessel, electronics module and optionally replaceable shrouds. The water treatment engine may include a tether and a single connection point for water and power lines. The tether may have a release that is accessible only when the electronic module is removed. The water treatment engine may be circular and the water and power lines may be arranged within a region bounded by tangent lines that square the circular shape. The electronics module may be configured to receive one of a variety of alternative interchangeable displays. The electronics module may have a single display port that provides power and data that can be utilized by a plurality of different types of displays. The system may include a replaceable cartridge with soft end caps that include an integral seal and are shaped to self-center within the pressure vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: Terry L. Lautzenheiser, Michael E. Miles, Robert M. Missman, David J. Anderson, Ilir Furxhi, Liane B. Hopaluk, Amy Sue Puroll, Kevin G. King, Rick G. Good
  • Patent number: 10160667
    Abstract: A dielectric barrier discharge lamp assembly for a fluid treatment system. The lamp assembly can include an inductive secondary, first and second electrodes coupled to the inductive secondary, and a lamp including a dielectric barrier interposed between the first and second electrodes. The dielectric barrier can define a discharge chamber including a discharge gas, and one of the first and second electrodes can extend within the discharge chamber. The inductive secondary can be adapted to receive power from a nearby inductive primary to promote a dielectric barrier discharge in the discharge chamber. The resulting dielectric barrier discharge can generate ultraviolet light for the treatment of air or water, or for other applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: Karlis Vecziedins, Michael E. Miles, Joshua K. Schwannecke, David A. Meekhof, Donovan L. Squires, William T. Stoner, Matthew J. Norconk, Richard B. Bylsma, Matthew J. Lilley
  • Publication number: 20180319678
    Abstract: A dielectric barrier discharge lamp assembly for a fluid treatment system. The lamp assembly can include an inductive secondary, first and second electrodes coupled to the inductive secondary, and a lamp including a dielectric barrier interposed between the first and second electrodes. The dielectric barrier can define a discharge chamber including a discharge gas, and one of the first and second electrodes can extend within the discharge chamber. The inductive secondary can be adapted to receive power from a nearby inductive primary to promote a dielectric barrier discharge in the discharge chamber. The resulting dielectric barrier discharge can generate ultraviolet light for the treatment of air or water, or for other applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Karlis Vecziedins, Michael E. Miles, Joshua K. Schwannecke, David A. Meekhof, Donovan L. Squires, William T. Stoner, Matthew J. Norconk, Richard B. Bylsma, Matthew J. Lilley
  • Publication number: 20180305220
    Abstract: A pressure vessel having an outer shell and a flexible inner liner. The outer shell and inner liner are configured so that the water passing through the water treatment system engages the inner liner, and not the outer shell. The inner liner is blow molded from a material that does not leach undesirable substances into the water flowing through the water treatment systems. The inner liner may include a receptacle portion to house one or more water treatment components. The receptacle portion may be flexible under the anticipated range of internal pressures. The receptacle portion may be disposed in the outer shell with the outer shell concealing expansion/contraction of the inner liner and providing the pressure vessel dimensional stability. The inner liner may include a rigid neck portion mounted to the outer shell. The outer shell and/or inner liner may include internal ribs configured to maintain spacing therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Michael E. Miles, Terry L. Lautzenheiser, Robert Wolford
  • Patent number: 10035715
    Abstract: A dielectric barrier discharge lamp assembly for a fluid treatment system. The lamp assembly can include an inductive secondary, first and second electrodes coupled to the inductive secondary, and a lamp including a dielectric barrier interposed between the first and second electrodes. The dielectric barrier can define a discharge chamber including a discharge gas, and one of the first and second electrodes can extend within the discharge chamber. The inductive secondary can be adapted to receive power from a nearby inductive primary to promote a dielectric barrier discharge in the discharge chamber. The resulting dielectric barrier discharge can generate ultraviolet light for the treatment of air or water, or for other applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Inventors: Karlis Vecziedins, Michael E. Miles, Joshua K. Schwannecke, David A. Meekhof, Donovan L. Squires, William T. Stoner, Matthew J. Norconk, Richard B. Bylsma, Matthew J. Lilley
  • Patent number: 9719815
    Abstract: A lighted display assembly for an appliance includes interchangeable display screens. Multiple light sources flash, turn on and turn off to indicate a status of the appliance by illuminating a selected one of the display screens. A display grid extends continuously between the light sources and the selected display screen and defines light passages that are each uniquely associated with one or more corresponding light sources. Light emitted by each light source is confined to a discrete area of the display screen by the corresponding light passage. The discrete areas of the interchangeable display screens may include any of a variety of markings, for example, markings in a different language. The assemblies may be tailored to the needs of a particular customer by selecting an appropriate display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: Michael E. Miles, Terry L. Lautzenheiser, Karlis Vecziedins
  • Publication number: 20170043189
    Abstract: An acoustic module with a transducer and a solid waveguide. The transducer and waveguide may be curved to focus the acoustic energy along a focal line. The transducer, the top surface of the waveguide and the bottom surface of the waveguide may extend along coaxial curves. The waveguide may include a recess closely receiving the transducer. The waveguide may include an integral skirt that provides a thermal mass. The acoustic module may include a space to accommodate thermal management options. For example, the acoustic module may include a heatsink, an active ventilation system and/or a phase change material. The ultrasound device may include a controller configured to perform a uniformity scan sweep during supply of operating power to the transducer. The uniformity scan sweep can extend through a frequency range that includes the operating point of the acoustic module and does not exceed an acceptable efficiency loss.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Ronald L. Stoddard, Michael E. Miles, Matthew J. Norconk, Joshua K. Schwannecke, Joseph C. Van Den Brink, Colin J. Moore, A. Esai Umenei, Ryan D. Schamper, Mark S. Bartrum, Benjamin C. Moes, Karlis Vecziedins, Ziqi Wu, Mark C. Smith, Bradley J. Pippel, David S. Vachon
  • Publication number: 20170036902
    Abstract: A water heating system is provided. The water heating system includes an inlet connectable to a supply of untreated water, supply and return lines connectable to a point-of-use water treatment system, and an output for dispensing a supply of treated and optionally heated water. An internal heating element is adapted to heat the treated water to one of a plurality of pre-selected temperature settings. Temperature control can be achieved by cycling the power applied to the heating element and/or controlling the flow rate of treated water through the heating element. The water heating system includes additional improvements in electrical compatibility, energy consumption, and remote failure detection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventors: Matthew J. Lilley, Michael E. Miles, Terry L. Lautzenheiser, Kevin G. King, Rick G. Good, Jeffrey A. Shumate, Ryan Millhouse, Karen J. VanderKooi
  • Publication number: 20170015566
    Abstract: A dielectric barrier discharge lamp assembly for a fluid treatment system. The lamp assembly can include an inductive secondary, first and second electrodes coupled to the inductive secondary, and a lamp including a dielectric barrier interposed between the first and second electrodes. The dielectric barrier can define a discharge chamber including a discharge gas, and one of the first and second electrodes can extend within the discharge chamber. The inductive secondary can be adapted to receive power from a nearby inductive primary to promote a dielectric barrier discharge in the discharge chamber. The resulting dielectric barrier discharge can generate ultraviolet light for the treatment of air or water, or for other applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Karlis Vecziedins, Michael E. Miles, Joshua K. Schwannecke, David A. Meekhof, Donovan L. Squires, William T. Stoner, Matthew J. Norconk, Richard B. Bylsma, Matthew J. Lilley
  • Patent number: D782684
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: Bradley J. Pippel, Sean T. Eurich, Joe D. Doucet, Michael E. Miles
  • Patent number: D782685
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: Bradley J. Pippel, Sean T. Eurich, Joe D. Doucet, Michael E. Miles, Daniel L. Schlenk
  • Patent number: D789545
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: Bradley J. Pippel, Muchen Wu, Michael E. Miles, David J. Anderson
  • Patent number: D921834
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: Michael E. Miles, Terry L. Lautzenheiser, Paul Ritchey
  • Patent number: D921835
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: Michael E. Miles, Terry L. Lautzenheiser, Daniel L. Schlenk
  • Patent number: D921836
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: Michael E. Miles, Terry L. Lautzenheiser, Paul Ritchey, Daniel L. Schlenk
  • Patent number: D931980
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: Terry L. Lautzenheiser, Zane J. Hoekstra, Terence Lup-ho Kwan, Wayne E. Visbeen, Cynthia Andreason, William T. Stoner, Michael E. Miles, Tedmund A. Robbins, Jeffrey A. Shumate