Patents by Inventor Phillip Miller

Phillip 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: 20200311129
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed herein for resolving a meaning of an ambiguous calendar entry and recommending broadcast media based on the meaning. To this end, a media guidance application may detect a calendar entry specific to a user, and determine that the calendar entry is ambiguous with respect to an associated period of time. In response to determining that the calendar entry is ambiguous with respect to the associated period of time, the media guidance application may determine characteristics of the calendar entry and the user, and compute an estimated range of time corresponding to the calendar entry based on the characteristic of the calendar entry and the characteristic of the user. The media guidance application may then generate for display a recommendation of broadcast media based on the estimated range of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Ashleigh Miller, Mario Sanchez, Phillip Teich, Carla Mack
  • Patent number: 10764707
    Abstract: A system may include at least one audio transducer and a controller. The controller may generate at least one actuation signal. The at least one actuation signal may drive the at least one audio transducer such that the at least one audio transducer generates evanescent wave audio signals in proximity to a wearer's ear. The evanescent wave audio signals may decay in strength with distance from the at least one audio transducer. Various other apparatuses, systems, and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Phillips Porter, Jacob Ryan Donley, Ashley Saulsbury, Antonio John Miller
  • Patent number: 10719553
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed herein for resolving a meaning of an ambiguous calendar entry and recommending broadcast media based on the meaning. To this end, a media guidance application may detect a calendar entry specific to a user, and determine that the calendar entry is ambiguous with respect to an associated period of time. In response to determining that the calendar entry is ambiguous with respect to the associated period of time, the media guidance application may determine characteristics of the calendar entry and the user, and compute an estimated range of time corresponding to the calendar entry based on the characteristic of the calendar entry and the characteristic of the user. The media guidance application may then generate for display a recommendation of broadcast media based on the estimated range of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Ashleigh Miller, Mario Sanchez, Phillip Teich, Carla Mack
  • Patent number: 10695281
    Abstract: Methods of making personal care compositions, such as dentifrices, involving the addition of rheology modifiers at a later stage in the personal care composition formation process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY
    Inventors: Mark Lewis Agerton, Steven Robert Alexander, James Albert Berta, Gina Lynn Blum, Marco Caggioni, Susan Marie Dawes, David Michael Farren, Justin Thomas Lydon Hedin, Charles Phillip Miller, Christa Marie Novicki, Melissa Cherie Payne, Molly Rose Schottelkotte, John Christopher Wesner, Randall Lee Wood
  • Publication number: 20200157361
    Abstract: A fire protection composition contains a binder on the basis of an alkoxysilane-functionalized polymer and a liquid carbon supplier. The fire protection composition allows application in a simple and rapid manner of coatings having the layer thickness required for the particular fire resistance time, the layer thickness being reduced to a minimum while achieving a good fireproofing effect. The fire-protection composition is formulated as a multi-component system. The fire-protection composition is particularly suitable for fire protection, especially as a coating of construction elements such as steel carriers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Katja STUDENT, Jekaterina Miller, Phillip Jochmann, Stefan Schlenk, Richard Spedding
  • Patent number: 10618648
    Abstract: A vehicle is described having an aerodynamically contoured lifting body comprising a plurality of cooperating body modules, wherein at least two of the modules are displaceably secured to each other. The modules include a trust vectoring module operatively coupled to a propulsive mechanism. The thrust vectoring module is dynamically controlled to affect positioning and actuation of the propulsive mechanism to attain a desired positioning of the vehicle and at least one of a plurality of modes of operation thereof. The thrust vectoring module includes a nacelle module carrying the propulsive mechanism thereon and rotatably displaceable about one or more axes extending from the lifting body. The propulsive mechanism is positioned externally, internally, or in combinations thereof of the nacelle module and is tiltably displaceable about one or more axes of the nacelle module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Airgility, Inc.
    Inventors: Evandro Gurgel do Amaral Valente, Eduardo Gurgel do Amaral Valente, Tanner Ray Miller, Bryan Phillip Jensen
  • Patent number: 10595149
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method for performing directional beamforming according to an anticipated position may include accessing environment data indicating a sound source within an environment. The device may include various audio hardware components configured to generate steerable audio beams. The method may also include identifying the location of the sound source within the environment based on the accessed environment data, and then steering the audio beams of the device to the identified location of the sound source within the environment. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Lovitt, Scott Phillip Selfon, Antonio John Miller
  • Publication number: 20200041526
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are antibodies having binding specificity to the amino acid sequences Ala Ser Ser Gly Leu Thr Val Glu Val Asp (SEQ ID NO:1) and Thr Val Glu Val Asp (SEQ ID NO:14), and methods of detecting cell death in a sample, comprising contacting the sample with a first antibody specific for a C-terminal amino acid sequence Ala Ser Ser Gly Leu Thr Val Glu Val Asp (SEQ ID NO:1) or Thr Val Glu Val Asp (SEQ ID NO:14) of a CK18 protein fragment having a C-terminal amino acid sequence of Val Glu Val Asp (SEQ ID NO:2) and a second antibody that specifically binds an epitope that is present in both full-length CK18 and the CK18 protein fragment, and that does not overlap with SEQ ID NO:1 or SEQ ID NO:14, under conditions such that the CK18 protein fragment present in the sample specifically binds to the first antibody and the second antibody, wherein one of the antibodies is bound to a solid support and the other antibody is bound to a detection moiety capable of producing a signal; optionally removing any unbo
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: PDL BIOPHARMA, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Allan MILLER, Eddie Phillip JEFFRIES
  • Publication number: 20200023964
    Abstract: A vehicle is described haying an aerodynamically contoured lifting body comprising a plurality of cooperating body modules, wherein at least two of the modules are displaceably secured to each other. The modules include a trust vectoring module operatively coupled to a propulsive mechanism. The thrust vectoring module is dynamically controlled to affect positioning and actuation of the propulsive mechanism to attain a desired positioning of the vehicle and at least one of a plurality of modes of operation thereof. The thrust vectoring module includes a nacelle module carrying the propulsive mechanism thereon and rotatably displaceable about one or more axes extending from the lifting body. The propulsive mechanism is positioned externally, internally, or in combinations thereof of the nacelle module and is tiltably displaceable about one or more axes of the nacelle module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Evandro Gurgel do Amaral VALENTE, Eduardo Gurgel do Amaral VALENTE, Tanner Ray Miller, Bryan Phillip Jensen
  • Patent number: 10478689
    Abstract: A method for use in a system implementing a reference golf club, one or more sensors associated with the reference golf club, and a computing device. Using the computing device, the method comprises receiving from the one or more sensors swing data relating to a swing of the reference golf club, analyzing the swing data to determine recommended shaft parameter values for each of a plurality of shaft parameters using an algorithm, accessing a shaft database comprising actual shaft parameter values for each of the plurality of shaft parameters for each of a plurality of shafts, determining at least one shaft from the plurality of shafts based, at least in part, on a comparison between the recommended shaft parameter values and the actual shaft parameter values, transmitting information relating to the at least one shaft; and displaying the information on a display of the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Dustin J. Brekke, Jay Vogler, Patrick Ripp, Mitchell Samson, Jeff D. Brunski, Brian D. Schielke, Scott A. Carlyle, Phillip C. Seagram, Christopher J. Beck, Eli Miller, Kirk D. Bacon, Jacob N. Lambeth
  • Patent number: 10480843
    Abstract: There is provided a method that includes (a) controlling a vibrator to produce an acoustic wave in accordance with a signal that includes (i) an on-time during which a packet of pulses is generated, followed by (ii) an off-time during which no pulses are generated, and thus includes (iii) a frequency component, (b) receiving an electrical representation of the acoustic wave that has been detected from a body of water that is being frozen on a structure, (c) extracting, from the electrical representation, (i) the frequency component, and (ii) a magnitude of the frequency component, (d) recognizing that the magnitude of the frequency component exceeds a threshold value, thus yielding a recognition, and (e) issuing a command to remove the body of water from the structure, in response to the recognition. There is also provided a system that employs the method, and a storage device containing instructions for the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: MANITOWOC FOODSERVICE COMPANIES, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Lee Short, Christopher Greicar, Richard T. Miller, William Eugene Olson, Jr., Brian Gerald Polly, John Phillip Myers
  • Patent number: 10401368
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are antibodies having binding specificity to the amino acid sequences Ala Ser Ser Gly Leu Thr Val Glu Val Asp (SEQ ID NO:1) and Thr Val Glu Val Asp (SEQ ID NO:14), and methods of detecting cell death in a sample, comprising contacting the sample with a first antibody specific for a C-terminal amino acid sequence Ala Ser Ser Gly Leu Thr Val Glu Val Asp (SEQ ID NO:1) or Thr Val Glu Val Asp (SEQ ID NO:14) of a CK18 protein fragment having a C-terminal amino acid sequence of Val Glu Val Asp (SEQ ID NO:2) and a second antibody that specifically binds an epitope that is present in both full-length CK18 and the CK18 protein fragment, and that does not overlap with SEQ ID NO:1 or SEQ ID NO:14, under conditions such that the CK1 8 protein fragment present in the sample specifically binds to the first antibody and the second antibody, wherein one of the antibodies is bound to a solid support and the other antibody is bound to a detection moiety capable of producing a signal; optionally removing any unb
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: PDL Biopharma, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Allan Miller, Eddie Phillip Jeffries
  • Publication number: 20190226739
    Abstract: There is provided a method that includes (a) controlling a vibrator to produce an acoustic wave in accordance with a signal that includes (i) an on-time during which a packet of pulses is generated, followed by (ii) an off-time during which no pulses are generated, and thus includes (iii) a frequency component, (b) receiving an electrical representation of the acoustic wave that has been detected from a body of water that is being frozen on a structure, (c) extracting, from the electrical representation, (i) the frequency component, and (ii) a magnitude of the frequency component, (d) recognizing that the magnitude of the frequency component exceeds a threshold value, thus yielding a recognition, and (e) issuing a command to remove the body of water from the structure, in response to the recognition. There is also provided a system that employs the method, and a storage device containing instructions for the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel Lee Short, Christopher Greicar, Richard T. Miller, William Eugene Olson, JR., Brian Gerald Polly, John Phillip Myers
  • Publication number: 20190125223
    Abstract: Methods, structures, and systems are disclosed for biosensing and drug delivery techniques. In one aspect, a device for detecting an analyte and/or releasing a biochemical into a biological fluid can include an array of hollowed needles, in which each needle includes a protruded needle structure including an exterior wall forming a hollow interior and an opening at a terminal end of the protruded needle structure that exposes the hollow interior, and a probe inside the exterior wall to interact with one or more chemical or biological substances that come in contact with the probe via the opening to produce a probe sensing signal, and an array of wires that are coupled to probes of the array of hollowed needles, respectively, each wire being electrically conductive to transmit the probe sensing signal produced by a respective probe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph Wang, Joshua Ray Windmiller, Roger Narayan, Phillip Miller, Ronen Polsky, Thayne L. Edwards
  • Publication number: 20190091126
    Abstract: Methods of making personal care compositions, such as dentifrices, involving the addition of rheology modifiers at a later stage in the personal care composition formation process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Mark Lewis AGERTON, Steven Robert ALEXANDER, James Albert BERTA, Gina Lynn BLUM, Marco CAGGIONI, Susan Marie DAWES, David Michael FARREN, Justin Thomas Lydon HEDIN, Charles Phillip MILLER, Christa Marie NOVICKI, Melissa Cherie PAYNE, Molly Rose SCHOTTELKOTTE, John Christopher WESNER, Randall Lee WOOD
  • Patent number: 10172778
    Abstract: Methods of making personal care compositions, such as dentifrices, involving the addition of rheology modifiers at a later stage in the personal care composition formation process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY
    Inventors: Mark Lewis Agerton, Steven Robert Alexander, Gina Lynn Blum, Marco Caggioni, Susan Marie Dawes, David Michael Farren, Justin Thomas Lydon Hedin, Charles Phillip Miller, Christa Marie Novicki, Melissa Cherie Payne, Molly Rose Schottelkotte, John Christopher Wesner, Randall Lee Wood
  • Publication number: 20190004061
    Abstract: Particular disclosed embodiments disclosed herein concern using a one or more various mass tags, which can be specifically deposited at targets through direct or indirect enzymatic-catalyzed transformation, to provide a method for identifying targets in tissue samples. The mass tags may be labeled with stable isotopes to produce mass tags having the same chemical structure but different masses. Mass codes produced by ionizing the mass tags are detected and/or quantified using mass spectrometry. The method can be used for multiplexed detection of multiple targets in a particular sample. In some embodiments, a map divided into sections representing sections of the tissue sample may be prepared, with the map sections including data corresponding to quantification data wherein the size of a mass peak is determined and correlated with the amount of a target for the corresponding tissue sample section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Rui Hong, Hong Wang, Mark Lefever, Jan Froehlich, Christopher Bieniarz, Brian Daniel Kelly, Phillip Miller
  • Patent number: 10136846
    Abstract: Methods, structures, and systems are disclosed for biosensing and drug delivery techniques. In one aspect, a device for detecting an analyte and/or releasing a biochemical into a biological fluid can include an array of hollowed needles, in which each needle includes a protruded needle structure including an exterior wall forming a hollow interior and an opening at a terminal end of the protruded needle structure that exposes the hollow interior, and a probe inside the exterior wall to interact with one or more chemical or biological substances that come in contact with the probe via the opening to produce a probe sensing signal, and an array of wires that are coupled to probes of the array of hollowed needles, respectively, each wire being electrically conductive to transmit the probe sensing signal produced by a respective probe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignees: The Regents of the University of California, North Carolina State University, National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Wang, Joshua Ray Windmiller, Roger Narayan, Phillip Miller, Ronen Polsky, Thayne L. Edwards
  • Patent number: 10078083
    Abstract: Particular disclosed embodiments disclosed herein concern using a one or more various mass tags, which can be specifically deposited at targets through direct or indirect enzymatic-catalyzed transformation, to provide a method for identifying targets in tissue samples. The mass tags may be labeled with stable isotopes to produce mass tags having the same chemical structure but different masses. Mass codes produced by ionizing the mass tags are detected and/or quantified using mass spectrometry. The method can be used for multiplexed detection of multiple targets in a particular sample. In some embodiments, a map divided into sections representing sections of the tissue sample may be prepared, with the map sections including data corresponding to quantification data wherein the size of a mass peak is determined and correlated with the amount of a target for the corresponding tissue sample section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Ventana Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Rui Hong, Hong Wang, Mark Lefever, Jan Froehlich, Christopher Bieniarz, Brian Daniel Kelly, Phillip Miller
  • Publication number: 20170347925
    Abstract: Methods, structures, and systems are disclosed for biosensing and drug delivery techniques. In one aspect, a device for detecting an analyte and/or releasing a biochemical into a biological fluid can include an array of hollowed needles, in which each needle includes a protruded needle structure including an exterior wall forming a hollow interior and an opening at a terminal end of the protruded needle structure that exposes the hollow interior, and a probe inside the exterior wall to interact with one or more chemical or biological substances that come in contact with the probe via the opening to produce a probe sensing signal, and an array of wires that are coupled to probes of the array of hollowed needles, respectively, each wire being electrically conductive to transmit the probe sensing signal produced by a respective probe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicants: The Regents of the University of California, North Carolina State University, National Technology & Engineering Solutions of San Sandia, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Wang, Joshua Ray Windmiller, Roger Narayan, Phillip Miller, Ronen Polsky, Thayne L. Edwards