Patents by Inventor Peter T. Miller

Peter T. 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: 10344476
    Abstract: A luminaire configured for mounting to a grid ceiling system includes first and second portions. The first portion includes a first housing, one or more first mating elements, and a light engine coupled with the first housing that generates light from electrical power, and is oriented to emit the light away from the first housing. The second portion includes a second housing and one or more second mating elements. The second mating elements are adapted to couple with the first mating elements. At least one of the first portion and the second portion includes an electrical receptacle for receiving the electrical power for the light engine. When the first mating elements couple with the second mating elements, the first housing and the second housing together define a cavity for one or more members of the grid ceiling system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: Christopher J. Sorensen, Joshua J. Miller, Carl T. Gould, Peter K. Nelson, Kevin F. Leadford, Christopher D. Slaughter
  • Patent number: 10307980
    Abstract: An applicator assembly for applying a cord to a tire-building surface that rotates during tire construction. The applicator assembly includes an applicator member to apply the cord. A first rotary device rotates the applicator member about a first axis that is transverse to the surface. A first translation device moves the applicator member in a first linear path relative to the surface. The applicator member may include a roller and/or a resilient member. A second rotary device may rotate the applicator member and the first rotary device around a second axis substantially perpendicular to the first axis. A second translation device may move the applicator member, the first rotary device, the second rotary device, and the first translation device. A system for applying the cord to a core member may further include a spindle to rotate the core member about the axis of rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Boaz E. Eidelberg, Mark A. Sieverding, Robert T. Irwin, Max Joel Miller, Jr., Robert D. Irwin, Peter Bruder, James Wiley, James M. Dunn, Brad Kraus
  • Patent number: 10297923
    Abstract: Disclosed is a switchable transmit and receive phased array antenna (“STRPAA”). As an example, the STRPAA may include a housing, a multilayer printed wiring board (“MLPWB”) within the housing having a top surface and a bottom surface, a plurality of radiating elements located on the top surface of the MLPWB, and a plurality of transmit and receive (“T/R”) modules attached to the bottom surface of the MLPWB. The STRPAA may also include a plurality of vias, wherein each via, of the plurality of vias, passes through the MLPWB and is configured as a signal path between a T/R module, of the plurality of T/R modules, on the bottom surface of the MLPWB and a radiating element, of the plurality of radiating elements, located on the top surface of the MLPWB opposite the T/R module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Ming Chen, Jimmy Susumu Takeuchi, Rodney D. Cameron, Isaac R. Bekker, Peter T. Heisen, Dan R. Miller, Randal L. Ternes
  • Patent number: 9539012
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a spinal stabilization system may be formed in a patient using quick-connect sleeve assemblies. Each quick-connect sleeve assembly can be coupled to a bone fastener assembly in a fast and intuitive way. In one embodiment, a quick-connect sleeve assembly has a detachable member and a movable member. Both members engage a collar of the bone fastener assembly. In one embodiment, the engagement can be locked via one or more locking features to facilitate screwing a bone fastener of the bone fastener assembly onto a vertebral body in a minimally invasive surgical procedure. Each quick-connect sleeve assembly has a low profile and is particularly shaped for minimally invasive entry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: ZIMMER SPINE, INC.
    Inventors: Michael E. Landry, Larry T. Khoo, Charles R. Forton, Brian J. Bergeron, Bruce A. Riceman, Peter T. Miller, Kameron Scott Ely
  • Publication number: 20130331891
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to systems and methods of spinal stabilization. Embodiments include minimally invasive methods of delivering a rod having a non-circular cross-sectional profile using a wire having an accommodating non-circular cross-sectional profile to inhibit movement of the rod relative to the wire. A rod or a segment of the rod having a non-circular cross-sectional profile may be aligned with the wire and advanced and coupled to bone fastener assemblies which are anchored in vertebrae. The rod is then securely seated in collars of the bone fastener assemblies to stabilize the spine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: Zimmer Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian J. Bergeron, K. Scott Ely, Charles R. Forton, Jeremy J. Lemoine, Peter T. Miller
  • Patent number: 8512381
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to systems and methods of spinal stabilization. Embodiments include minimally invasive methods of delivering a rod having a non-circular cross-sectional profile using a wire having an accommodating non-circular cross-sectional profile to inhibit movement of the rod relative to the wire. A rod or a segment of the rod having a non-circular cross-sectional profile may be aligned with the wire and advanced and coupled to bone fastener assemblies which are anchored in vertebrae. The rod is then securely seated in collars of the bone fastener assemblies to stabilize the spine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Zimmer Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian J. Bergeron, K. Scott Ely, Charles R. Forton, Jeremy J. Lemoine, Peter T. Miller
  • Publication number: 20110190823
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to systems and methods of spinal stabilization. Embodiments include minimally invasive methods of delivering a rod having a non-circular cross-sectional profile using a wire having an accommodating non-circular cross-sectional profile to inhibit movement of the rod relative to the wire. A rod or a segment of the rod having a non-circular cross-sectional profile may be aligned with the wire and advanced and coupled to bone fastener assemblies which are anchored in vertebrae. The rod is then securely seated in collars of the bone fastener assemblies to stabilize the spine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Inventors: Brian J. Bergeron, K. Scott Ely, Charles R. Forton, Jeremy J. Lemoine, Peter T. Miller
  • Patent number: 7947064
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to systems and methods of spinal stabilization. Embodiments include methods of delivering a rod having a non-circular cross-sectional profile using a wire having an accommodating non-circular cross-sectional profile to inhibit movement of a rod relative to the wire. A surgical system can comprise a first sleeve advanced via a first incision to a vertebra, a second sleeve advanced via a second incision to another vertebra, a wire having a non-circular cross-sectional profile advanced via a third incision to the vertebrae and passed through the collars of bone fastener assemblies to extend from a fourth incision. A rod or a segment of a rod having a corresponding non-circular cross-sectional profile may be aligned with the wire and advanced and coupled with the vertebrae to stabilize the spine. After the rod is securely seated in the collars, the wire may be withdrawn from the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Zimmer Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian J. Bergeron, K. Scott Ely, Charles R. Forton, Jeremy J. Lemoine, Peter T. Miller
  • Publication number: 20090138044
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to systems and methods of spinal stabilization. Embodiments include methods of delivering a rod having a non-circular cross-sectional profile using a wire having an accommodating non-circular cross-sectional profile to inhibit movement of a rod relative to the wire. A surgical system can comprise a first sleeve advanced via a first incision to a vertebra, a second sleeve advanced via a second incision to another vertebra, a wire having a non-circular cross-sectional profile advanced via a third incision to the vertebrae and passed through the collars of bone fastener assemblies to extend from a fourth incision. A rod or a segment of a rod having a corresponding non-circular cross-sectional profile may be aligned with the wire and advanced and coupled with the vertebrae to stabilize the spine. After the rod is securely seated in the collars, the wire may be withdrawn from the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2007
    Publication date: May 28, 2009
    Inventors: Brian J. Bergeron, K. Scott Ely, Charles R. Forton, Jeremy J. Lemoine, Peter T. Miller
  • Patent number: 4740882
    Abstract: A slave processor for controlling environments has a microprocessor coupled to digital inputs and outputs, to an analog-to-digital convertor connected to analog outputs, to an interface connected, and to a decoder, to a carrier current transmitter, and to a switch. The interface is connected to the serial input of the microprocessor and the switch is connected to the serial output of the microprocessor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 26, 1988
    Assignee: Environmental Computer Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter T. Miller
  • Patent number: 4369456
    Abstract: An apparatus for use in an ink jet recording device or printer for cleaning or protecting the nozzles in a writing head is disclosed. The apparatus comprises rotatably mounted supply and take-up reels; a movable absorbent cleaning belt extending from the supply reel to the take-up reel, the belt including a plurality of embossed elements and a plurality of openings positioned in sequence along the belt for being brought into contact with the nozzles; and a sensor for sensing the positioning of openings in said belt over said nozzles and thereby controlling movement of the belt to permit the embossed elements to be drawn across the nozzles to clean ink and impurities therefrom until the next openings are positioned over the nozzles whereby the sensors cause the belt to cease movement and permit the ink jet writing heads to print through the openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1981
    Date of Patent: January 18, 1983
    Assignee: Pitney Bowes Inc.
    Inventors: Antonio S. Cruz-Uribe, Peter J. Lewis, Peter T. Miller
  • Patent number: 4342042
    Abstract: The present invention relates to ink supply system for an ink jet printer comprising a primary ink supply source and a secondary or temporary ink supply reservoir connected in series to an ink transfer conduit which delivers the ink upon demand to the ink jets of the print heads. The secondary ink supply reservoir comprises a thin flexible membrane which serves as the upper surface and which expands or contracts depending upon the amount of ink present in the reservoir. The presence of a proximity device senses the movement of the flexible membrane so as to monitor the quantity of ink present in the reservoir. The secondary reservoir acts as a static pressure regulator for ink entering the ink jets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1982
    Assignee: Pitney Bowes Inc.
    Inventors: Antonio S. Cruz-Uribe, Peter J. Lewis, Peter T. Miller
  • Patent number: 4340897
    Abstract: An apparatus for use in an ink jet recording device or printer for cleaning a writing head having at least one orifice therein through which ink flows is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a manifold movable in a horizontal direction and including an internal reservoir and a brush formed of a plurality of fiber elements extending from the reservoir through the manifold, the fiber elements being urged into contact with the writing head upon sufficient movement of the manifold; a vacuum system communicating in fluid flow with the reservoir for forming a negative air pressure along the fibers; and an ink collecting chamber for containing discharged ink from the writing head, the chamber communicating in fluid flow with both the manifold and the vacuum system, whereby upon the fibers being urged into contact with the writing head the vacuum system causes ink to flow from the writing head along the fibers and into the collecting chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1981
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1982
    Assignee: Pitney Bowes Inc.
    Inventor: Peter T. Miller