Patents by Inventor Michael Miller

Michael 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: 10977875
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are disclosed for coordinating multiple vehicle diagnostic testers. An example vehicle includes an off-board diagnostic tester port, an in-vehicle diagnostic (IVD) tester, and a gateway module. The gateway module is configured to enable communication with the IVD tester, determine that a diagnostic tool is coupled to the off-board diagnostic tester port for greater than a threshold number of ignition cycles, and responsively prevent communication with the off-board diagnostic tester port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Michael Miller, William Robert Waldeck, Eric Ramsay Paton
  • Patent number: 10968232
    Abstract: Novel compounds of the structural formula (I), and the pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, are agonists of G-protein coupled receptor 40 (GPR40) and may be useful in the treatment, prevention and suppression of diseases mediated by the G-protein-coupled receptor 40. The compounds of the present invention may be useful in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes mellitus, and of conditions that are often associated with this disease, including obesity and lipid disorders, such as mixed or diabetic dyslipidemia, hyperlipidemia, hypercholesterolemia, and hypertriglyceridemia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Michael Miller, Harry R. Chobanian, Shuwen He, Jinsong Hao, Barbara Pio, Yan Guo, Dong Xiao
  • Patent number: 10967287
    Abstract: A bobble for bottle neck apparatus and method providing a sleeve for a bottle neck which holds a contoured brace having a nipple which protrudes through a slit in the sleeve, whereby a spring is connected on one end to the nipple of the contoured brace and on the other end to a bobble figurine representing one of a range of symbols, persons, holidays, events, sports teams, logos, and the like, such that the bobble figurine is held extended from the bottle neck and can move about by the flexing of the spring. The bobble figurine is removable and substitutable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Miller, Valerie B Miller
  • Patent number: 10970220
    Abstract: A device includes a memory controller and a cache memory coupled to the memory controller. The cache memory has a first set of cache lines associated with a first memory block and comprising a first plurality of cache storage locations, as well as a second set of cache lines associated with a second memory block and comprising a second plurality of cache storage locations. A first location of the second plurality of cache storage locations comprises cache tag data for both the first set of cache lines and the second set of cache lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: RAMBUS INC.
    Inventors: Michael Miller, Dennis Doidge, Collins Williams
  • Patent number: 10968193
    Abstract: Novel compounds of the structural formula (I), and the pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, are agonists of G-protein coupled receptor 40 (GPR40) and may be useful in the treatment, prevention and suppression of diseases mediated by the G-protein-coupled receptor 40. The compounds of the present invention may be useful in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes mellitus, and of conditions that are often associated with this disease, including obesity and lipid disorders, such as mixed or diabetic dyslipidemia, hyperlipidemia, hypercholesterolemia, and hypertriglyceridemia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Helen Chen, Steven L. Colletti, Duane DeMong, Yan Guo, Michael Miller, Anilkumar Nair, Christopher W. Plummer, Dong Xiao, De-Yi Yang
  • Publication number: 20210094938
    Abstract: Novel compounds of the structural formula (I), and the pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, are agonists of G-protein coupled receptor 40 (GPR40) and may be useful in the treatment, prevention and suppression of diseases mediated by the G-protein-coupled receptor 40. The compounds of the present invention may be useful in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes mellitus, and of conditions that are often associated with this disease, including obesity and lipid disorders, such as mixed or diabetic dyslipidemia, hyperlipidemia, hypercholesterolemia, and hypertriglyceridemia Formula (I).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Steven L. Colletti, Duane DeMong, Kevin D. Dykstra, Zhiyong Hu, Michael Miller
  • Patent number: 10954240
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to substituted certain reversed indazole compounds of Formula (I): and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, wherein R1, R2, R3, R4, R9, and A are as defined herein, which are potent inhibitors of LRRK2 kinase and useful in the treatment or prevention of diseases in which the LRRK2 kinase is involved, such as Parkinson's Disease. The invention is also directed to pharmaceutical compositions comprising these compounds and the use of these compounds and compositions in the prevention or treatment of such diseases in which LRRK-2 kinase is involved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Xing Dai, Kallol Basu, Duane DeMong, Sarah W. Li, Michael Miller, Jack D. Scott, Andrew W. Stamford
  • Publication number: 20210077177
    Abstract: Presented are an apparatus and method for fluid evacuation. An exemplary fluid evacuation system includes a surgical apparatus having a fluid conduit therethrough. The fluid conduit includes a gaseous fluid sorbent material. Additionally, the fluid conduit is fluidly coupled with a vacuum tube fluidly coupled with a vacuum source, wherein the vacuum source is operable to create a flow of fluid through the surgical apparatus fluid conduit and the vacuum tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Kyrylo Shvetsov, Gregory Pepe, Samantha Bonano, Michael Miller
  • Patent number: 10949816
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system and method receive information regarding a funds transfer from a payor to a payee. The information is received by a depository computer system. The depository computer system forwards the information regarding the funds transfer to an account verification service computer system. The depository receives an indication of a real time account status of an account of the payor. The account status information is received from a paying bank computer system that maintains the account of the payor via the account verification service computer system. Release of the funds to the payee is authorized based on the account status information received via the account verification service computer system. The authorization occurs in real time relative to when the funds transfer information is initially received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Al Hecht, Ann Kirk, Michael Miller, Karen Moore, Melanie Gipe
  • Publication number: 20210071942
    Abstract: A standoff assembly for an appliance includes a trim breaker that defines a channel. A standoff feature is disposed on a bottom surface within the channel. The standoff feature includes a base with at least one horizontal flange and at least one vertical tapered projection extending therefrom. An adhesive is disposed within the channel that is defined by the trim breaker. An outer wrapper has an outer edge. The outer edge is disposed within the channel that is defined by the trim breaker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jacob Charles Ickes, Dustin Michael Miller, Abhay Naik, Aaron Michael Stewart
  • Patent number: 10942725
    Abstract: A system comprises a processor programmed to send an address range to a server corresponding to a capability of a controller to perform an update; responsive to receiving update data from the server, write the update data into the controller; and responsive to receiving a resume signal to resume the update from a paused state, send a new address range to the server based on a last-successfully-written address received from the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Vijay Jayaraman, Jason Michael Miller, Mohamad Nasser, Ali Mohamad Suleiman, Karl Nathan Clark
  • Patent number: 10920665
    Abstract: A method and system for exercising a standby generator is disclosed. The standby generator can be exercised in at least two different exercise cycles, including an express exercise cycle and an extended exercise cycle. The system and method operates the generator for an express exercise cycle having a first duration when the ambient temperature at or near the standby generator exceeds a minimum threshold temperature. If the ambient temperature does not exceed the minimum threshold temperature, the express exercise cycle does not begin. In addition to the express exercise cycle, the engine of the standby generator is started and run for an extended exercise cycle having a duration that exceeds the duration of the express exercise cycle. The extended exercise cycles are separated by a first interval while the express exercise cycles are separated by a second interval, where the first interval is longer than the second interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Briggs & Stratton, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Miller, Dean Weigand, Rick Jungmann, Robert Townsend
  • Patent number: 10914478
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventor: Michael Miller
  • Publication number: 20210026051
    Abstract: A transmissive optical element may include a substrate. The transmissive optical element may include a first anti-reflectance structure for a particular wavelength range formed on the substrate. The transmissive optical element may include a second anti-reflectance structure for the particular wavelength range formed on the first anti-reflectance structure. The transmissive optical element may include a third anti-reflectance structure for the particular wavelength range formed on the second anti-reflectance structure. The transmissive optical element may include at least one layer disposed between the first anti-reflectance structure and the second anti-reflectance structure or between the second anti-reflectance structure and the third anti-reflectance structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: John Michael MILLER, Gonzalo Wills
  • Patent number: 10885186
    Abstract: A method, system and computer-usable medium are disclosed for operating a protected endpoint. In various embodiments, operation of the protected endpoint device comprises: receiving, at an endpoint collector operating on the protected endpoint device, information corresponding to activities occurring on an endpoint platform; placing, by the endpoint collector, a plurality of events corresponding to the activities on a message bus; receiving, at an endpoint agent, one or more of the plurality of events from the message bus; selectively processing, by the endpoint agent, one or more of the plurality of events received on the message bus, wherein the plurality of events selectively processed by the endpoint agent are events to which the endpoint agent has subscribed; and providing a service connection between the endpoint agent and a software service, wherein communications between the endpoint agent and software service include information corresponding to one or more of the subscribed events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Forcepoint, LLC
    Inventors: Peidong Chen, Manikandan Thiagarajan, Michael Miller, Xin Hu
  • Publication number: 20200400861
    Abstract: An optical element may include a substrate. The optical element may include a first anti-reflectance structure for a particular wavelength range formed on the substrate. The optical element may include at least one layer disposed on a portion of the first anti-reflectance structure. The optical element may include a second anti-reflectance structure for the particular wavelength range formed on the at least one layer. A depth between a first surface of the first anti-reflectance structure and a second surface of the second anti-reflectance structure, a first index of refraction of the first anti-reflectance structure, a second index of refraction of the second anti-reflectance structure, and a third index of refraction of the at least one layer may be selected to form a diffractive optical element associated with a particular phase delay for the particular wavelength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: John Michael MILLER, Stephen BAGNALD
  • Publication number: 20200398344
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to systems and methods for producing a metal-containing powder useful for additive manufacturing. The metal-containing powder includes a plurality of metal-containing platelets having a defined physical geometry and a defined aspect ratio. The metal platelets may be produced by depositing a metal layer on a substrate that includes one or more recessed or raised surface features. The one or more recessed or raised surface features create a fracture pattern in a metal layer deposited across at least a portion of the one or more surface features. By separating the metal layer from the substrate and fracturing the metal layer along the fracture pattern, a plurality of metal platelets are produced. In some embodiments, a release agent may be disposed between the metal layer and the substrate to facilitate the separation of the metal layer from the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Vasiliki Z. POENITZSCH, Randy L. McKNIGHT, Carl F. POPELAR, Michael A. MILLER, John H. MACHA, Kent E. COULTER
  • Publication number: 20200390404
    Abstract: Methods, devices, apparatuses and systems are disclosed for performing mammography, such as utilizing tomosynthesis in combination with breast biopsy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: Hologic, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth DEFREITAS, John LAVIOLA, Loren Thomas NIKLASON, Tao WU, Joseph MARK, Michael MILLER, Jay STEIN, Andrew SMITH
  • Patent number: D909804
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventor: David Michael Miller
  • Patent number: D912457
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Miller, Yiyang Zhang, Shelby Scott, Evan Marc Dash, Dov Glucksman