Patents by Inventor Paul Miller

Paul 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: 11400247
    Abstract: An apparatus for delivering a flow of gas has a housing, a cover, and a magnetic coupling system arranged to magnetically couple the cover to the housing. Each of the housing and cover having complementary locating features, the locating features being adapted to locate and align the cover and the apparatus relative to each other to allow for the magnetic coupling. The apparatus also has a handle movably connected to the housing and is movable from a first position to a second position. The housing and the handle comprise complementary interlock features arranged to engage with each other when upward force is applied to the handle in the second position, and the interlock features are disengaged from each other when the handle is in the second position but upward force is not applied to the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Rachel Adeline Miller, Andrew Paul Maxwell Salmon, Andre van Schalkwyk, Ella Marie Meisel
  • Publication number: 20220233609
    Abstract: The present invention provides recombinant bacterial cells comprising at least one heterologous gene encoding at least one oxalate catabolism enzyme. In another aspect, the recombinant bacterial cells further comprise at least one heterologous gene encoding an importer of oxalate. The invention further provides pharmaceutical compositions comprising the recombinant bacteria, and methods for treating disorders in which oxalate is detrimental, such as hyperoxaluria, using the pharmaceutical compositions of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2022
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: Vincent Isabella, Dean Falb, Cami Leigh Anderson, Paul Miller, Yves Millet, Jonathan Kotula
  • Publication number: 20220237018
    Abstract: A method includes, with a Virtual Network Function (VNF) component associated with a VNF, communicating with an access network over a first physical network connected to a first physical network interface of a physical machine associated with the VNF component. The method further includes, with the VNF component, communicating with a core network over a second physical network connected to a second physical network interface of the physical machine, the second network being isolated from the first network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2022
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventor: Paul Miller
  • Publication number: 20220234167
    Abstract: A chemical mechanical polishing pad window having a controlled texture surface comprising repeated patterned features. The window results in an improved endpoint detection and in situ rate monitoring by providing consistent values of the ISRMmax-min characteristic over the lifetime of a CMP pad. Also provided is a chemical mechanical polishing pad with the inventive window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2022
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: Paul Andre LEFEVRE, Dustin Miller, Gary Snider, Carlos Barros, Anthony Galto
  • Patent number: 11395566
    Abstract: Some example product dispensers that accommodate two full paper towel rolls are provided herein. The product dispenser may employ separate dispensing mechanisms for each product roll and may include roll holders that articulate out from the housing to facilitate easy loading and access to replacement and loading of the other product roll. A roll partition may be utilized to separate the web paths of the two product rolls and enable rotation of front roll holders. Example funnel covers and nip covers can aid with intuitive installation. Example roll holders with retention mechanisms help prevent unintentional dropping of the installed product roll. Other beneficial features include utilizing motor operation sensing to dispense a desired sheet length, automatic/assisted loading into the dispensing mechanism, automatic switching between dispensing of product rolls, and always dispensing from the smaller product roll first. Many other features/structures of example product dispensers are also described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: GPCP IP HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventors: Brian Scott Borke, Ted Allen Casper, Jacob Charles Dahl, R. Mitchel Edwards, John William Grosz, Jr., Alan Joseph Johnson, John Patrick Laitala, Nickolas Everett Madsen, Tammy Lynn Miller, David Warren Murphy, Mark Edwin Peters, Kyle Andrew Pfeifer, Ryan Joseph Schuh, Aaron Lee Sinclair, Robert Paul Stuedemann, Kevin Michael Swanson, Karl Daniel Kissinger
  • Patent number: 11399235
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a balanced armature receiver (100) including a housing having a diaphragm comprising a movable paddle (116) disposed in the housing and separating the housing into a back volume (112) and a front volume (110) defined partly by space between a ceiling of the housing and the diaphragm, wherein the paddle is oriented non-parallel to the ceiling. A sound port (142) in the housing acoustically couples the front volume to an exterior of the housing, wherein the sound port is located on an end wall between the diaphragm and the ceiling. A motor disposed in the back volume includes a coil magnetically coupled to an armature having an end portion movably disposed between magnets retained by a yoke and coupled to the paddle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Knowles Electronics, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Miller, Paul C Dayton
  • Publication number: 20220227484
    Abstract: An actuation system, for example an actuation system for an aircraft control surface. The actuation system may include a rotary driver and three or more actuator modules, and each actuator module may be connected to the rotary driver such that the three or more actuator modules are configured to drive rotation of the rotary driver in combination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2022
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Inventors: Paul BREWER, Reg RAVAL, Andrew MILLER
  • Publication number: 20220225893
    Abstract: Methods and systems for determining patient tidal volume using video-based non-contact patient monitoring technology generally include using a video-based non-contact patient monitoring system, such as a depth sensing camera, to determine one or more characteristics of a patient, and using the measured characteristics when calculating tidal volume. In some embodiments, the non-contact patient monitoring system is used to determine a patient's height, which is then used to calculate a predictive body weight (PBW) of the patient. The calculated PBW can then be used to calculate a patient tidal volume, and the calculated patient tidal volume can be used for ventilator settings. In other embodiments, non-contact patient monitoring systems are used to determine one or more of the length of a one or more segments of patient's body, a patient's gender, and a patient's body volume, each of which can then be used in various ways to calculate patient tidal volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2022
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Inventors: Cynthia A. MILLER, Paul S. ADDISON
  • Patent number: 11391211
    Abstract: A turbine engine includes a compressor section, a combustion section, a turbine section, and an exhaust section in serial flow order and together defining a core air flowpath; a fuel delivery system for providing a flow of fuel to the combustion section; and a waste heat recovery system. The waste heat recovery system includes a heat source exchanger in thermal communication with the turbine section, the exhaust section, or both; a heat sink exchanger in thermal communication with the fuel delivery system, the core air flowpath, or both; a thermal transfer bus including a thermal transfer fluid and extending from the heat source exchanger to the heat sink exchanger; and a pump in fluid communication with the thermal transfer bus downstream of the heat source exchanger and upstream of the heat sink exchanger for increasing a temperature and a pressure of the thermal transfer fluid in the thermal transfer bus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Justin Paul Smith, Brandon Wayne Miller, Thomas Helmut Ripplinger
  • Publication number: 20220225030
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a balanced armature receiver (100) including a housing having a diaphragm comprising a movable paddle (116) disposed in the housing and separating the housing into a back volume (112) and a front volume (110) defined partly by space between a ceiling of the housing and the diaphragm, wherein the paddle is oriented non-parallel to the ceiling. A sound port (142) in the housing acoustically couples the front volume to an exterior of the housing, wherein the sound port is located on an end wall between the diaphragm and the ceiling. A motor disposed in the back volume includes a coil magnetically coupled to an armature having an end portion movably disposed between magnets retained by a yoke and coupled to the paddle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2021
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventors: Thomas Miller, Paul C Dayton
  • Publication number: 20220211021
    Abstract: A fishhook removal device and method for removal of a fishhook from the mouth of a fish with minimal damage to the fish and minimal danger of the user becoming injured during removal of the fishhook, providing a fishhook removal device having a pliers body, two pliers handles, two pliers jaws, and a hooked rounded extension fixed to a pliers jaw, where, in use, the hooked rounded extension is placed into the bend of the fishhook while the fishing line is held taught from the direction generally forward of the fish, the fishhook removal device is twisted and pulled away from the fish, and the fishhook is removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2021
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Inventor: Paul Miller
  • Publication number: 20220203452
    Abstract: Techniques for joining nodes and subcomponents are presented herein. An apparatus in accordance with an aspect of the present disclosure comprises a 3-D printed first part having an interconnect co-printed with the first part such that the interconnect of the first part can float within the first part, and a 3-D printed second part having an interconnect co-printed with the second part such that the interconnect of the second part can float within the second part, wherein the interconnects of the first and second parts are configured to form a connection between the first and second parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Samuel Noah MILLER, Matthew Cooper KELLER, Eric Paul MONTEITH, Thomas Samuel BOWDEN, JR.
  • Patent number: 11371386
    Abstract: A method for producing a diffusion cooling hole extending between a wall having a first wall surface and a second wall surface includes forming a cooling hole inlet at the first wall surface, forming a cooling hole outlet at the second wall surface, forming a metering section downstream from the inlet and forming a multi-lobed diffusing section between the metering section and the outlet. The inlet, outlet, metering section and multi-lobed diffusing section are formed by laser drilling, particle beam machining, fluid jet guided laser machining, mechanical machining, masking and combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Gordon Miller Reed, Paul R. Faughnan, Jr., John Quitter
  • Patent number: 11372901
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to methods and systems for customizing a workflow for processing database records. More specifically, customizing a workflow for processing database records can comprise maintaining a first set of records associated with a first entity of a plurality of entities. An administrative interface comprising one or more options for workflow configuration can be presented and selection of at least one of the one or more options for workflow configuration can be received through the administrative interface. A custom workflow for the first entity can be defined based on the received selection of the at least one of the one or more options for workflow configuration. The first set of records can then be processed using the defined custom workflow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Ensemble RCM, LLC
    Inventor: Steven Paul Miller
  • Publication number: 20220177130
    Abstract: Various embodiments of systems, apparatus, and/or methods are described for enhanced responsiveness in responding to an emergency situation using unmanned aerial vehicles (drones). Drones are fully autonomous in that they are operated without human intervention from a pilot, an operator, or other personnel. The disclosed drone utilizes movable access doors to provide the capability of vertically takeoff and landing. The drone also includes an emergency recovery system including a mechanism to deploy a parachute in an event of a failure of the on-board autopilot. Also disclosed herein is a drone port that provides an IR-based docking mechanism for precision landing of the drone, with a very low margin of error. Additionally, the drone port includes pads that provide automatic charge to the drone's batteries by contact-based charging via the drone's landing gear legs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2022
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Inventors: Philip E. Burks, James Nipp, Jerry Daniel Claridge, Paul Miller
  • Patent number: 11334586
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to methods and systems for the processing of database records based on results of a dynamic query session. More specifically, one or more templates can be defined. Each template can relate to a pre-defined condition of one or more records of the plurality of records and can define a dynamic query session related to the one or more records and one or more actions directed to the one or more records. The records can be monitored for an occurrence of the pre-defined condition on at least one record. In response to detecting the occurrence of the pre-defined condition on the at least one record, the dynamic query session related to the at least one record can be launched and the one or more actions can be initiated based on results of the dynamic query session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Ensemble RCM, LLC
    Inventors: Pieter Schouten, Steven Paul Miller
  • Publication number: 20220097881
    Abstract: A method including transporting fragile fruit into a hopper. The method also includes transferring the fragile fruit from the hopper into a container that is at least partially submerged in a fluid. The method additionally includes raising the container out of the fluid while the fragile fruit are within the container. Other embodiments are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Applicant: Harvest CROO, LLC, dba Harvest CROO Robotics
    Inventors: Robert Henry Pitzer, Mark Morrow, Paul Miller, Timothy Vernarsky
  • Patent number: 11288084
    Abstract: A method includes, with a Virtual Network Function (VNF) component associated with a VNF, communicating with an access network over a first physical network connected to a first physical network interface of a physical machine associated with the VNF component. The method further includes, with the VNF component, communicating with a core network over a second physical network connected to a second physical network interface of the physical machine, the second network being isolated from the first network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: RIBBON COMMUNICATIONS OPERATING COMPANY, INC.
    Inventor: Paul Miller
  • Patent number: 11279481
    Abstract: Various embodiments of systems, apparatus, and/or methods are described for enhanced responsiveness in responding to an emergency situation using unmanned aerial vehicles (drones). Drones are fully autonomous in that they are operated without human intervention from a pilot, an operator, or other personnel. The disclosed drone utilizes movable access doors to provide the capability of vertically takeoff and landing. The drone also includes an emergency recovery system including a mechanism to deploy a parachute in an event of a failure of the on-board autopilot. Also disclosed herein is a drone port that provides an IR-based docking mechanism for precision landing of the drone, with a very low margin of error. Additionally, the drone port includes pads that provide automatic charge to the drone's batteries by contact-based charging via the drone's landing gear legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: PHIRST TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Philip E. Burks, James Nipp, Jerry Daniel Claridge, Paul Miller
  • Patent number: D954595
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: HIGHTOWER PRODUCTS LLC
    Inventor: Paul Miller