Patents by Inventor Michael S. Miller

Michael S. 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: 20240117339
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to barcoded polymer nanoparticles for in vivo screening and for in vivo therapeutic delivery, and methods therefor. More particularly, the invention relates to polymer nanoparticles, such as reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymer compositions, associated with polynucleotide barcodes, for therapeutic delivery, and for high throughput in vivo screening of drug delivery nanoparticles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Inventors: Anthony D. DUONG, Danielle J. HUK, Cherry GUPTA, Kenneth R. SIMS, Jr., Michael S. KOERIS, Zachary R. SHANK, Ashlee J. COLBERT, Andrea D. MCCUE, Emma K. SCHMITZ, Caleb T. HILLRICH, Shannon D. MILLER, Joanna L. HOY
  • Publication number: 20240067960
    Abstract: The invention relates to barcoded nucleic acid nanostructure delivery compositions for in vivo screening for subsequent use in vivo therapeutic delivery, and methods therefor. More particularly, the invention relates to nucleic acid nanostructure delivery compositions, such as DNA origami structures, associated with barcodes for high throughput in vivo screening of the nucleic acid nanostructure delivery compositions for subsequent use in drug delivery, and methods therefor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Inventors: Cherry GUPTA, Anthony D. DUONG, Danielle J. HUK, Kenneth R. SIMS, JR., Michael S. KOERIS, Miguel D. PEDROZO, Nickolas R. ANDRIOFF, Zachary R. SHANK, Ashlee J. COLBERT, Andrea D. MCCUE, Emma K. SCHMITZ, Caleb T. HILLRICH, Shannon D. MILLER, Joanna L. HOY, Natalie HOFFMAN
  • Patent number: 11911027
    Abstract: A surgical stapler, or fastening instrument, may generally comprise a layer, such as a tissue thickness compensator, for example, releasably attached to a fastener cartridge and/or anvil by a flowable attachment portion. The flowable attachment portion may be indefinitely flowable. The flowable attachment portion may be flowable from the time that layer is installed to the fastener cartridge to the time in which the layer is implanted to patient tissue. The flowable attachment portion may comprise a pressure sensitive adhesive. The flowable attachment portion may comprise an adhesive laminate comprising a base layer comprising the tissue thickness compensator and an adhesive layer on at least a portion of a surface of the base layer comprising the pressure sensitive adhesive. Articles of manufacture comprising flowable attachment portion and methods of making and using the flowable attachment portion are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Taylor W. Aronhalt, Michael J. Vendely, Lauren S. Weaner, Brandon J. Lloyd, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Michael J. Miller, Michael T. Isaacs, Emily Ann Schellin, John V. Hunt, John E. Feds
  • Patent number: 11014995
    Abstract: A phthalate-free procatalyst composition is disclosed for olefin polymerization that exhibits excellent polymerization activity and response to hydrogen, and can produce a polyolefin exhibiting high stereoregularity, high melt flow rate, and desirable molecular weight distribution. The method for producing the procatalyst composition includes reaction of a magnesium support precursor with a tetravalent titanium halide and a combination of different internal electron donors. The first internal electron donor may comprise one or more substituted phenylene aromatic diester and the second internal electron donor may comprise a polyether, preferably a 1,3-diether. In one embodiment, the support precursor comprises a spherical spray crystalized MgCl2-EtOH adduct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: W.R. Grace & Co.—Conn.
    Inventors: Michael J. Elder, Ronald A. Epstein, Timothy A. Boyer, Courtney S. Spain, Michael S. Miller
  • Publication number: 20190211118
    Abstract: A phthalate-free procatalyst composition is disclosed for olefin polymerization that exhibits excellent polymerization activity and response to hydrogen, and can produce a polyolefin exhibiting high stereoregularity, high melt flow rate, and desirable molecular weight distribution. The method for producing the procatalyst composition includes reaction of a magnesium support precursor with a tetravalent titanium halide and a combination of different internal electron donors. The first internal electron donor may comprise one or more substituted phenylene aromatic diester and the second internal electron donor may comprise a polyether, preferably a 1,3-diether. In one embodiment, the support precursor comprises a spherical spray crystalized MgCl2-EtOH adduct.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Michael J. Elder, Ronald A. Epstein, Timothy A. Boyer, Courtney S. Spain, Michael S. Miller
  • Patent number: 9943936
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for forming an overmolded dual in-line memory module (DIMM) cooling structure are provided. Embodiments include identifying, by a tagging module, contextual information indicating circumstances in which the photograph was taken; based on the contextual information, selecting, by the tagging module, candidate profiles from a plurality of friend profiles associated with a profile of a user; and suggesting, by the tagging module to the user, the selected candidate profiles as potential friends to tag in the photograph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael A. Boraas, Vinod Kamath, Michael S. Miller, Mark E. Steinke, Jamil A. Wakil
  • Patent number: 9668383
    Abstract: A system includes a support rack and a component housing. The support rack includes a pair of vertically-extending panels, and each panel of the pair of vertically-extending panels has one or more first mating members of a water coupler pair extending outwardly from the support rack. The component housing is slidably disposed between the pair of vertically-extending panels and has a front panel, a pair of sidewalls extending rearwardly from the front panel, a component water line, and two second mating members of the water coupler pair connected to each other by the component water line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Aaron R. Cox, William J. Grady, IV, Michael S. Miller, Jason E. Minyard
  • Publication number: 20160165761
    Abstract: A system includes a support rack and a component housing. The support rack includes a pair of vertically-extending panels, and each panel of the pair of vertically-extending panels has one or more first mating members of a water coupler pair extending outwardly from the support rack. The component housing is slidably disposed between the pair of vertically-extending panels and has a front panel, a pair of sidewalls extending rearwardly from the front panel, a component water line, and two second mating members of the water coupler pair connected to each other by the component water line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Aaron R. COX, William J. GRADY, IV, Michael S. MILLER, Jason E. MINYARD
  • Patent number: 9351428
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a rigid structure having first and second collars, a quick connect connector having first and second shoulders, and a spring biasing the connector toward an extended position with the first shoulder against the first collar and the second shoulder against the second collar. The first collar and the first shoulder form an inwardly and rearwardly angled contact surface there between, and the second collar and the second shoulder form an inwardly and rearwardly angled contact surface there between. The connector is centered in the first and second collars unless acted upon by a force overcoming the spring and pushing the connector to a retracted position with the first and second shoulders out of contact with the first and second collars. When retracted, the connector may adjust its position longitudinally, vertically, laterally or angularly to facilitate coupling with a mating fixed quick connect connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Eric A. Eckberg, Brian M. Kerrigan, Robert M. Lindsay, Michael S. Miller, Derek I. Schmidt, James S. Womble
  • Patent number: 9319148
    Abstract: A system comprises an interposer positioned between an integrated circuit and a system planar. An electrical/optical transceiver is coupled to the interposer, wherein the electrical/optical transceiver converts electrical signals into optical signals. The interposer comprises a first set of electrical conductors that is electrically coupled to non-Input/Output (I/O) electrical connectors on the integrated circuit, and wherein the first set of electrical conductors passes through the interposer to directly connect the non-I/O electrical connectors on the integrated circuit to the system planar. The interposer further comprises a second set of electrical conductors that is electrically coupled to input/output (I/O) electrical connectors on the integrated circuit, wherein the second set of electrical conductors traverses through the interposer to the electrical/optical transceiver to convert electrical I/O signals from the integrated circuit into optical I/O signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Brian M. Kerrigan, Michael S. Miller, Jonas R. Weiss
  • Patent number: 9292057
    Abstract: A system includes a support rack and a component housing. The support rack includes a pair of vertically-extending panels, and each panel of the pair of vertically-extending panels has one or more first mating members of a water coupler pair extending outwardly from the support rack. The component housing is slidably disposed between the pair of vertically-extending panels and has a front panel, a pair of sidewalls extending rearwardly from the front panel, a component water line, and two second mating members of the water coupler pair connected to each other by the component water line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Aaron R. Cox, William J. Grady, IV, Michael S. Miller, Jason E. Minyard
  • Publication number: 20160066480
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a rigid structure having first and second collars, a quick connect connector having first and second shoulders, and a spring biasing the connector toward an extended position with the first shoulder against the first collar and the second shoulder against the second collar. The first collar and the first shoulder form an inwardly and rearwardly angled contact surface there between, and the second collar and the second shoulder form an inwardly and rearwardly angled contact surface there between. The connector is centered in the first and second collars unless acted upon by a force overcoming the spring and pushing the connector to a retracted position with the first and second shoulders out of contact with the first and second collars. When retracted, the connector may adjust its position longitudinally, vertically, laterally or angularly to facilitate coupling with a mating fixed quick connect connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventors: Eric A. Eckberg, Brian M. Kerrigan, Robert M. Lindsay, Michael S. Miller, Derek I. Schmidt, James S. Womble
  • Patent number: 9141154
    Abstract: Methods and computer equipment racks configured for data communications and power distribution are disclosed that include a plurality of servers mounted horizontally, each server having a power distribution connection and one or more switch connections; one or more power distribution units (‘PDUs’) mounted vertically; and one or more network switches mounted vertically, each network switch comprising one or more rows of switch connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: David F. Champion, Karl K. Dittus, John G. Gundlach, Michael S. Miller
  • Patent number: 8953316
    Abstract: A container includes first and second long sides parallel to the container's length. Racks are organized in rows parallel to the container's width. Each rack is receptive to installation of equipment along a height of the data rack parallel to the container's height. Openings are defined within the first and/or second long sides of the container. Heat exchangers may be installed, where each exchanger is installed on a rack to cool air exhausted by any equipment installed on this rack. Each row may include as many of the racks positioned side-to-side, length-wise, and parallel to the width of the container as can fit within the container. The racks of each row may be slidable in unison back and forth along the length of the container, between a first position at which the racks block an opening and a second position at which the racks block another opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Paul A. Wormsbecher, Gregory J. McKnight, Michael S. Miller, Howard V. Mahaney
  • Publication number: 20150033550
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for forming an overmolded dual in-line memory module (DIMM) cooling structure are provided. Embodiments include identifying, by a tagging module, contextual information indicating circumstances in which the photograph was taken; based on the contextual information, selecting, by the tagging module, candidate profiles from a plurality of friend profiles associated with a profile of a user; and suggesting, by the tagging module to the user, the selected candidate profiles as potential friends to tag in the photograph.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: MICHAEL A. BORAAS, VINOD KAMATH, MICHAEL S. MILLER, MARK E. STEINKE, JAMIL A. WAKIL
  • Patent number: 8900503
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for forming an overmolded dual in-line memory module (DIMM) cooling structure are provided. Embodiments include identifying, by a tagging module, contextual information indicating circumstances in which the photograph was taken; based on the contextual information, selecting, by the tagging module, candidate profiles from a plurality of friend profiles associated with a profile of a user; and suggesting, by the tagging module to the user, the selected candidate profiles as potential friends to tag in the photograph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael A. Boraas, Vinod Kamath, Michael S. Miller, Mark E. Steinke, Jamil A. Wakil
  • Publication number: 20140240920
    Abstract: A system includes a support rack and a component housing. The support rack includes a pair of vertically-extending panels, and each panel of the pair of vertically-extending panels has one or more first mating members of a water coupler pair extending outwardly from the support rack. The component housing is slidably disposed between the pair of vertically-extending panels and has a front panel, a pair of sidewalls extending rearwardly from the front panel, a component water line, and two second mating members of the water coupler pair connected to each other by the component water line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Aaron R. COX, William J. GRADY, IV, Michael S. MILLER, Jason E. MINYARD
  • Patent number: 8755948
    Abstract: Methods and systems for controlling fluid coolant flow in cooling systems of computing devices are disclosed. According to an aspect, a method may include determining a temperature of a fluid coolant in a cooling system of a computing device. For example, a temperature of water exiting a cooling system of a server may be determined. The method may also include determining an operational condition of the computing device. For example, a temperature of a processor, memory, or input/output (I/O) component may be determined. Further, the method may include controlling a flow of the fluid coolant through the cooling system based on the temperature of the fluid coolant and/or the operational condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Fred A. Bower, III, Vinod Kamath, Michael S. Miller
  • Publication number: 20140093251
    Abstract: A system comprises an interposer positioned between an integrated circuit and a system planar. An electrical/optical transceiver is coupled to the interposer, wherein the electrical/optical transceiver converts electrical signals into optical signals. The interposer comprises a first set of electrical conductors that is electrically coupled to non-Input/Output (I/O) electrical connectors on the integrated circuit, and wherein the first set of electrical conductors passes through the interposer to directly connect the non-I/O electrical connectors on the integrated circuit to the system planar. The interposer further comprises a second set of electrical conductors that is electrically coupled to input/output (I/O) electrical connectors on the integrated circuit, wherein the second set of electrical conductors traverses through the interposer to the electrical/optical transceiver to convert electrical I/O signals from the integrated circuit into optical I/O signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: BRIAN M. KERRIGAN, MICHAEL S. MILLER, JONAS R. WEISS
  • Publication number: 20140060798
    Abstract: Apparatuses and computer program products for configuring a liquid cooling system are provided. Embodiments include a valve controller determining a temperature of liquid within a particular portion of the liquid cooling system; determining whether the temperature of the liquid within the particular portion of the liquid cooling system exceeds a predetermined threshold; if predetermined threshold is not exceeded, configuring, one or more valves such that liquid directly exiting a first liquid cooling apparatus of a first electrical component rack is used in a second liquid cooling apparatus to cool a second electrical component rack; and if the predetermined threshold is exceeded, configuring the one or more valves such that liquid directly exiting a main supply line of the liquid cooling system is used in the second liquid cooling apparatus to cool the second electrical component rack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eric A. Eckberg, Howard V. Mahaney, JR., Michael S. Miller, Tejas Shah