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: 11957890
    Abstract: A warming unit (21) coupled or configured to be coupled to a heated portion (19) of a fluid circuit (6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15; 107) of a medical device (1, 100). The warming unit (21) comprises a leakage current reduction circuit (35) configured to perform the following procedure: connecting a heat transfer element (22) of the warming unit (21) to a ground connection (33) through a resistance element (34), which keeps a normal condition patient leakage current below a first limit value, and disconnecting the heat transfer element (22) from the ground connection (33) if a current indicating that a patient is connected to a mains voltage is sensed through the resistance element (34), in order to keep a fault condition patient leakage current below a second limit value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Gambro Lundia AB
    Inventors: Michael Jon Wangen, Daniel Edward Ruhland, Randy A. Miller
  • Publication number: 20240120452
    Abstract: Solid-state lighting devices including light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and, more particularly, reflectors for support structures in LED packages are disclosed. Support structures include arrangements of dielectric reflectors relative to LED chips and electrically conductive traces that are patterned on a submount. Dielectric reflectors include multiple dielectric layer structures that form a distributed Bragg reflector or, in some instances, an aperiodic Bragg reflector. Such dielectric reflectors may be arranged one or more of the electrically conductive traces and on portions of the submount uncovered by the electrically conducive traces to provide increased reflectivity across a variety of wavelengths provided by LED chips, including wavelengths in the ultraviolet spectrum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2022
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Inventors: Derek Miller, Michael Check, Colin Blakely
  • Patent number: 11950535
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a raking device, and in some implementations, a detachable rake head for raking sand traps and its method of use. The raking device may be configured to be releasably attached to a supporting handle (e.g., a broom handle, 5 golf club, golf ball retriever, or other rod-typed structure).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Inventors: Janette Miller, Michael Miller
  • Patent number: 11955239
    Abstract: Systems and methods for ensuring medical diagnostic test integrity are disclosed. In particular, systems and methods herein can be used to ensure compliance with testing procedures. Some embodiments provide systems and methods for verifying test results. According to some embodiments, test results can be non-human-readable results that can be interpreted by a computing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: EMED LABS, LLC
    Inventors: Michael W. Ferro, Jr., Zachary Carl Nienstedt, Sam Miller, Marco Magistri, Nicholas Atkinson Kramer, James Thomas Heising
  • Patent number: 11950524
    Abstract: A hand tool includes a tool handle and a tool head having a body portion, with the handle secured to a back support plate portion which connects normal relative to the back plate portion, a first plate portion extending from a first side of the back plate portion having a toothed edge and a second plate portion extending from a second side of the back plate portion having a level edge, wherein each of the plate portions extend at an angle of from between 5 to 45 degrees relative to the back support plate portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Inventor: Michael Miller
  • Patent number: 11952272
    Abstract: A method for producing hydrogen product having a low carbon intensity is provided. The method includes the steps of: (a) converting a hydrocarbon feedstock to a hydrogen product using a hydrocarbon reforming process; (b) providing at least some of the required energy for the hydrogen production process from a biomass power plant; and (c) processing one or more flue gas streams from the biomass power plant in a carbon capture unit to reduce CO2e emissions. The hydrogen product has a carbon intensity preferably less than about 1.0 kg CO2e/kg H2, more preferably less than 0.45 kg CO2e/kg H2, and most preferably less than 0.0 kg CO2e/kg H2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Kraken Technology Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Byron Gladus Best, III, Christopher Michael Miller, Anna Louise Buckley, John Edwin Plumlee, Bengt Arne Jarlsjo, Daniel Joseph Shapiro
  • Patent number: 11952274
    Abstract: A method for producing hydrogen product having a low carbon intensity is provided. The method includes the steps of: (a) converting a hydrocarbon feedstock to a hydrogen product using a hydrocarbon reforming process; (b) providing at least some of the required energy for the hydrogen production process from a biomass power plant; and (c) processing one or more flue gas streams from the biomass power plant in a carbon capture unit to reduce CO2e emissions. The hydrogen product has a carbon intensity preferably less than about 1.0 kg CO2e/kg H2, more preferably less than 0.45 kg CO2e/kg H2, and most preferably less than 0.0 kg CO2e/kg H2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Kraken Technology Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Byron Gladus Best, III, Christopher Michael Miller, Anna Louise Buckley, John Edwin Plumlee, Bengt Arne Jarlsjo, Daniel Joseph Shapiro
  • Patent number: 11952276
    Abstract: A method for producing hydrogen product having a low carbon intensity is provided. The method includes the steps of: (a) converting a hydrocarbon feedstock to a hydrogen product using a hydrocarbon reforming process; (b) providing at least some of the required energy for the hydrogen production process from a biomass power plant; and (c) processing one or more flue gas streams from the biomass power plant in a carbon capture unit to reduce CO2e emissions. The hydrogen product has a carbon intensity preferably less than about 1.0 kg CO2e/kg H2, more preferably less than 0.45 kg CO2e/kg H2, and most preferably less than 0.0 kg CO2e/kg H2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Kraken Technology Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Byron Gladus Best, III, Christopher Michael Miller, Anna Louise Buckley, John Edwin Plumlee, Bengt Arne Jarlsjo, Daniel Joseph Shapiro
  • Publication number: 20240112122
    Abstract: A system for controlling worker performance in a warehouse, comprising: a plurality of sensor devices located throughout the warehouse and connected over a network; a plurality of worker computing devices, each worker computing device corresponding to at least one of a plurality of workers of the warehouse; a user interface connected to the network and including a display configured to display a real-time dashboard; and a processor connected to the network configured to: determine, by an insight module, dynamic allocation of workers of the warehouse according to locations within the warehouse, configured to aggregate and analyze data from the sensor devices and the worker computing devices; determine the plurality of worker performance metrics, the plurality of worker performance metrics including an aggregated idle time per worker; and generate on the dashboard of the display a dynamic real-time summary of aggregated idle time per worker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Inventors: Kalimulla KHAN, Wade LINDSEY, Michael MILLER, Srihari JAYATHIRTHA, Krishna PILLUTLA
  • Publication number: 20240108512
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for cleaning and/or drying a subject's ears and/or nose may include an inverting tubular swab region. These apparatuses may remove debris, such as ear wax & skin debris from the ear canal. These apparatuses are safer than traditional cotton swab. Also described herein are apparatuses configured for use in the nose, which may remove mucus (e.g., snot) from the nasal and sinus regions. These apparatuses may be configured for use with infants and toddlers as an alternative to air aspiration bulb/tool. Also described herein are methods of using any of these apparatuses as well as methods of making and packaging them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Inventors: Michael P. WALLACE, Michael A. DOTSEY, Andrew MILLER
  • Patent number: 11944917
    Abstract: A computer system and method for synchronizing actions associated with media between a media/network device and peripherals. In an example implementation, a system includes a one or more processors configured to receive, by a communication module from a media/network device based on peripheral addressing information, a peripheral payload including a first set of actions and timing information related to media. The one or more processors perform the first set of actions based on the peripheral payload, generate response data for the first set of actions, and transmit the response data to the media/network device via a wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: OPENTV, INC.
    Inventors: Claes Georg Andersson, John Michael Teixeira, Nicholas Daniel Doerring, Nicholas Fishwick, Colin Reed Miller
  • Publication number: 20240101419
    Abstract: A method for producing hydrogen product having a low carbon intensity is provided. The method includes the steps of: (a) converting a hydrocarbon feedstock to a hydrogen product using a hydrocarbon reforming process; (b) providing at least some of the required energy for the hydrogen production process from a biomass power plant; and (c) processing one or more flue gas streams from the biomass power plant in a carbon capture unit to reduce CO2e emissions. The hydrogen product has a carbon intensity preferably less than about 1.0 kg CO2e/kg H2, more preferably less than 0.45 kg CO2e/kg H2, and most preferably less than 0.0 kg CO2e/kg H2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Byron Gladus Best, III, Christopher Michael Miller, Anna Louise Buckley, John Edwin Plumlee, Bengt Arne Jarlsjo, Daniel Joseph Shapiro
  • Publication number: 20240101497
    Abstract: A method for producing an olefin product, including the steps of converting a hydrocarbon feedstock to an unsaturated hydrocarbon stream through a steam cracking process in an olefins production plant; combusting hydrogen to provide at least some of the heating duty to the steam cracking process, wherein the hydrogen has a carbon intensity less than about 1.0 kg CO2e/kg H2, wherein the hydrogen is produced using a hydrogen production process; providing at least some of the required energy for the hydrogen production process from a biomass power plant; and processing the unsaturated hydrocarbon stream to recover the olefin product. The olefin product may comprise ethylene having a well-to-gate carbon intensity less than about 0.6 kg CO2e/kg C2H4, or may comprise propylene having a well-to-gate carbon intensity less than about 0.6 kg CO2e/kg C3H6.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Christopher Michael MILLER, Gregory David SMITH, Anna Louise BUCKLEY, Byron Gladus BEST, III, Bengt Arne JARLSJO, Dainel Joseph SHAPIRO
  • Publication number: 20240102179
    Abstract: Methods for producing a hydrogen product having a carbon intensity less than about 0.45 kg CO2e/kg H2 is provided. The method includes the steps of converting water to oxygen and the hydrogen product through an electrolysis process, providing at least some, and substantially all, of the required energy for the electrolysis process from a biomass power plant, and processing one or more flue gas streams from the biomass power plant in a carbon capture unit to reduce CO2e emissions. The energy produced from the biomass power plant may comprise one or more of electricity, steam used as process steam in the electrolysis process, steam used as thermal energy in the electrolysis process, and steam used to power a mechanical drive for one or more compressors, pumps, or other motors generating shaft torque in the electrolysis process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Christopher Michael MILLER, Anna Louise BUCKLEY, Byron Gladus BEST, III, Bengt Arne JARLSJO, Daniel Joseph SHAPIRO
  • Publication number: 20240101414
    Abstract: A method for producing hydrogen product having a low carbon intensity is provided. The method includes the steps of: (a) converting a hydrocarbon feedstock to a hydrogen product using a hydrocarbon reforming process; (b) providing at least some of the required energy for the hydrogen production process from a biomass power plant; and (c) processing one or more flue gas streams from the biomass power plant in a carbon capture unit to reduce CO2e emissions. The hydrogen product has a carbon intensity preferably less than about 1.0 kg CO2e/kg H2, more preferably less than 0.45 kg CO2e/kg H2, and most preferably less than 0.0 kg CO2e/kg H2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Byron Gladus Best, III, Christopher Michael Miller, Anna Louise Buckley, John Edwin Plumlee, Bengt Arne Jarlsjo, Daniel Joseph Shapiro
  • Publication number: 20240101416
    Abstract: A method for producing hydrogen product having a low carbon intensity is provided. The method includes the steps of: (a) converting a hydrocarbon feedstock to a hydrogen product using a hydrocarbon reforming process; (b) providing at least some of the required energy for the hydrogen production process from a biomass power plant; and (c) processing one or more flue gas streams from the biomass power plant in a carbon capture unit to reduce CO2e emissions. The hydrogen product has a carbon intensity preferably less than about 1.0 kg CO2e/kg H2, more preferably less than 0.45 kg CO2e/kg H2, and most preferably less than 0.0 kg CO2e/kg H2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Byron Gladus Best, III, Christopher Michael Miller, Anna Louise Buckley, John Edwin Plumlee, Bengt Arne Jarlsjo, Daniel Joseph Shapiro
  • Publication number: 20240102039
    Abstract: Methods and materials for modulating low light and/or shade tolerance, and red light specific responses in plants are disclosed. For example, nucleic acids encoding low light and/or SD+EODFR-tolerance polypeptides are disclosed as well as methods for using such nucleic acids to transform plant cells. Also disclosed are plants having increased low light and/or SD+EODFR tolerance. In addition, methods and materials involved in increasing UV-B tolerance in plants and methods and materials involved in modulating biomass levels in plants are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Shing Kwok, Kenneth Bounds, Ryan Miller, Sam Harris, James Burns, Roger I. Pennell, Vijay Sharma, Michael F. Portereiko, Han-Suk Kim, Gerard Magpantay
  • Publication number: 20240105331
    Abstract: A medical diagnostic kit are described. In one example, a medical diagnostic kit includes a container, and a plurality of medical diagnostic test kits located within the container. Each of the plurality of medical diagnostic test kits can include equipment necessary to perform a particular self-administered medical diagnostic test. The plurality of medical diagnostic test kits can include at least a first medical diagnostic kit adapted to facilitate user completion of a first medical diagnostic test and a second medical diagnostic kit adapted to facilitate user completion of a second medical diagnostic test different from the first medical diagnostic test. The container can include a machine-readable code located on an external surface of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Michael W. Ferro, Sam Miller, Colman Thomas Bryant, Zachary Carl Nienstedt, Marco Magistri, Adam Charles Carlson, Igor Javier Rodriguez, James Thomas Heising, John Ray Permenter
  • Publication number: 20240102403
    Abstract: A method for providing energy from waste heat from an electrolysis process to one or more commercial or industrial operations is provided. The method includes the steps of converting water to oxygen and a hydrogen product through an electrolysis process, wherein the hydrogen product has a carbon intensity less than about 0.45 kg CO2e/kg H2, and wherein at least some of the required energy for the electrolysis process is provided from a biomass power plant. The method further includes recovering waste heat from the electrolysis process, and then converting at least some of the waste heat to thermal energy for use in the one or more commercial or industrial operations. Examples of commercial and industrial operations includes, without limitation, greenhouses, algae farms, district cooling, and district heating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Christopher Michael MILLER, Anna Louis BUCKLEY, Byron Gladus BEST, III, Bengt Arne JARLSJO, Daniel Joseph SHAPIRO
  • Publication number: 20240104664
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a method is provided. The method includes receiving claim edit information including a plurality of claim edits made to a plurality of claims at a first time interval, where the plurality of claim edits are made using a rule; receiving claim information representing the status of the plurality of claims at a second time interval; and determining a persistence value based on the plurality of claims at a second time interval and the plurality of claim edits made at a first time interval.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2022
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Sheila Miller, Michael Bradigan, Jeffrey Wright, Michael Marcus, Andrew Laurer, Lourn Bun, Mona Schuessler