Patents by Inventor Robert A. Miller

Robert A. 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: 20220089763
    Abstract: The current disclosure provides binding polypeptides (e.g., antibodies), and effector moiety conjugates thereof (e.g., antibody-drug conjugates or ADCs), comprising a site-specifically engineered drug-glycan linkage within native or engineered glycans of the binding polypeptide. The current disclosure also provides nucleic acids encoding the antigen-binding polypeptides, recombinant expression vectors and host cells for making such antigen-binding polypeptides. Methods of using the antigen-binding polypeptides disclosed herein to treat disease are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2021
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Inventors: Clark Pan, Qun Zhou, James Stefano, Pradeep Dhal, Bo Chen, Diego Gianolio, Robert Miller, Huawei Qiu
  • Patent number: 11265180
    Abstract: Techniques for concurrent node startup are provided. A first startup instruction is received by a first node of a plurality of nodes, and the first node enters an initial startup state. The first node further transmits a first ping to the plurality of nodes, and determines, based on the first ping, that none of the plurality of nodes are in an active state or in a secondary startup state. Upon determining that no additional pings have been received, the first node enters the secondary startup state. Finally, the first node enters the active state, where the first node enters the active state as an initial node in a new cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jason Gass, Kiswanto Thayib, Robert Miller
  • Publication number: 20220058726
    Abstract: Disclosed in some examples are methods, systems, and machine readable mediums for online competitive payment bidding and route selection. A payment route matching and selection service may be a network accessible computer based service which allows banks to submit payment requests that are bid on by banks that wish to handle the payment, or part of the payment. Payment requests may specify one or more desired payment properties (such as cost, speed, and the like). Bids may specify offered payment properties (e.g., cost, speed, and the like). The payment route matching and selection service may then attempt to find a payment route (including zero or more payment legs) that most closely (relative to the other routes) matches the desired payment properties of the payment request based upon the offered payment properties of the submitted bids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Inventors: Christopher Robert Miller, Lauren Gray Bergsland, Kristin K. Koppelman, Sridhar Uppaluri, Jeremy Craig Rose
  • Patent number: 11257136
    Abstract: A computerized system for transacting the purchase and sale of consumer motor fuels between motor fuel merchants and retail consumers through software on a mobile or desktop connected device for periods in the future through the simultaneous execution of multi-party, multi-layered contingent transactions and pricing algorithms to ensure that all inter-related motor fuel merchant transactions are simultaneously transacted upon a retail consumer purchase execution. Motor fuels include refined products such as gasoline and diesel fuel, renewable fuels (e.g. ethanol, biodiesel), natural gas (including liquefied natural gas), jet fuel and electricity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Gasmart, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph H. LeBlanc, Jr., Nick DiCosola, Sagy P. Mintz, Leo E. Murphy, Robert A. Miller, William K. Ward, William F. Kerins, Luis R. Luque, Parker P. Drew
  • Patent number: 11258957
    Abstract: An auto exposure method for an image sensor includes (a) evaluating variance, for each of a plurality of histograms of the pixel values from a respective plurality of individual exposures of the image sensor at respective exposure 5 time settings, of contribution from individual bins of the histogram to total entropy of the histogram, to determine an optimal exposure time for the image sensor corresponding to a minimum value of the variance, and (b) outputting the optimal exposure time to the image sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Jon S. McElvain, Walter C. Gish, Jonathan Robert Miller, Gregory John Ward, Robin Atkins
  • Publication number: 20220039920
    Abstract: An electronic personal wearable device is disclosed which includes a processor, a transceiver, and a wearing sensor which indicates that the electronic personal wearable device is worn by the user when the electronic personal wearable device is worn by the user. A system includes the electronic personal wearable device and a personal electronic device. The electronic personal wearable device may, in at least one implementation, be an orthodontic retainer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Applicant: IOT MED/DENT SOLUTIONS LLC
    Inventors: Richard Kreifeldt, Robert Miller, Juliana Miller
  • Publication number: 20220045541
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a device which charges and cleans a personal wearable device. The device includes a wireless charging circuit disposed within the device, and an ultraviolet light source disposed within the device. Further disclosed is a system which includes a device and a personal wearable device. The device includes a charging unit including wireless charging circuitry, and a cleaning unit including at least one ultraviolet light source; and a personal wearable device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Applicant: IOT MED/DENT SOLUTIONS LLC
    Inventors: Richard Kreifeldt, Robert Miller, Juliana Miller
  • Publication number: 20220039745
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a personal wearable device. The personal wearable device may include one or more sensors, a charging circuit and a transceiver. In one embodiment, the personal wearable device may be a mouthguard. Also disclosed is a system which includes a personal wearable device and a personal electronic device which receives impact information from the personal wearable device, determines that the impact information indicates that an impact force above a pre-determined threshold has been experienced by the personal wearable device, and transmits a notification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Applicant: IOT MED/DENT SOLUTIONS LLC
    Inventors: Richard Kreifeldt, Robert Miller, Juliana Miller
  • Publication number: 20220005038
    Abstract: Disclosed in some examples are methods, machine readable mediums, and systems that provide for improved payment processing utilizing a trusted beneficiary identification (ID) to identify trusted beneficiaries. The trusted beneficiary ID is included in payment details by the payor and signifies that the beneficiary of the payment is trusted by virtue of a prescreening process and was found to be trustworthy. The trusted beneficiary ID speeds payment by reducing false positives on sanctions checking and also by storing a trusted beneficiary record with beneficiary information which may be utilized to reduce missing or incorrect information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Inventors: Christopher Robert Miller, Lauren Gray Bergsland, Kristin K. Koppelman, Sridhar Uppaluri, Jeremy Craig Rose
  • Publication number: 20210398160
    Abstract: A computerized system for transacting the purchase and sale of consumer motor fuels between motor fuel merchants and retail consumers through software on a mobile or desktop connected device for periods in the future through the simultaneous execution of multi-party, multi-layered contingent transactions and pricing algorithms to ensure that all inter-related motor fuel merchant transactions are simultaneously transacted upon a retail consumer purchase execution. Motor fuels include refined products such as gasoline and diesel fuel, renewable fuels (e.g. ethanol, biodiesel), natural gas (including liquefied natural gas), jet fuel and electricity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Inventors: Joseph H. LeBlanc, JR., Nick DiCosola, Sagy P. Mintz, Leo E. Murphy, Robert A. Miller, William K. Ward, William F. Kerins, Luis R. Luque, Parker P. Drew, James V. Blanton
  • Publication number: 20210360139
    Abstract: An auto exposure method for an image sensor includes (a) evaluating variance, for each of a plurality of histograms of the pixel values from a respective plurality of individual exposures of the image sensor at respective exposure 5 time settings, of contribution from individual bins of the histogram to total entropy of the histogram, to determine an optimal exposure time for the image sensor corresponding to a minimum value of the variance, and (b) outputting the optimal exposure time to the image sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Applicant: DOLBY LABORATORIES LICENSING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jon S. MCELVAIN, Walter C. GISH, Jonathan Robert MILLER, Gregory John WARD, Robin ATKINS
  • Patent number: 11176166
    Abstract: In embodiments, the ability to have two separate Db2 Mirror pair environments, each providing HA, which have the capability to switch application spaces between the Db2 Mirror pairs, is presented. At least one IASP is registered to a first node of a first pair of nodes at a first HA mirroring environment at a first location. The at least one IASP is replicated to a second HA mirroring environment, the second HA mirroring environment including a second pair of nodes at a second location, the second location different than the first location. The at least one IASP is registered with one node of the pair of nodes of the second mirroring environment, the at least one IASP is switched offline at the first pair of nodes of the first mirroring environment, and subsequently switched online at the second pair of nodes of the second mirroring environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Scott D. Helt, Kiswanto Thayib, Kristopher C. Whitney, Robert Miller, Jennifer A. Dervin, David Jones
  • Patent number: 11166479
    Abstract: The present invention relates to feedstuffs for use in aquaculture, as well as methods for producing said feedstuffs. The invention also provides methods for rearing fish and/or crustaceans. In particular, the present invention provides a method of rearing a fish or crustacean, the method comprising feeding the fish or crustacean a feedstuff comprising lipid, the fatty acid of said lipid comprising at least 5.5% (w/w) stearidonic acid (SDA).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION
    Inventors: Matthew Robert Miller, Christopher Guy Carter, Peter David Nichols, Surinder Pal Singh, Xue-Rong Zhou, Allan Graham Green
  • Patent number: 11130816
    Abstract: The current disclosure provides binding polypeptides (e.g., antibodies), and effector moiety conjugates thereof (e.g., antibody-drug conjugates or ADCs), comprising a site-specifically engineered drug-glycan linkage within native or engineered glycans of the binding polypeptide. The current disclosure also provides nucleic acids encoding the antigen-binding polypeptides, recombinant expression vectors and host cells for making such antigen-binding polypeptides. Methods of using the antigen-binding polypeptides disclosed herein to treat disease are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: GENZYME CORPORATION
    Inventors: Clark Pan, Qun Zhou, James Stefano, Pradeep Dhal, Bo Chen, Diego Gianolio, Robert Miller, Huawei Qiu
  • Publication number: 20210285207
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to acoustic panels, for example, suitable for use in a ceiling to control sound. The present disclosure relates more particularly to an acoustic ceiling panel including an acoustic substrate formed of a porous material having an air flow resistivity of at least 300 kPa*s/m2. The acoustic substrate includes an upper face and a lower face with a pattern of perforations formed therein, where the pattern of perforations covers at least 6% of the area of the lower face. The acoustic ceiling panel also includes a backing layer disposed over the upper face of the acoustic substrate and a veil disposed over the lower face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Yanjia Zuo, Chris L. Heikkinen, John T. Madajewski, Phillip Evans, Chris W. Niemi, Jeremiah L. Shaffer, Isabelle Etchart Randlett, Robert Miller, Keith C. Hong, Zhengzhi Zhou
  • Publication number: 20210275648
    Abstract: This invention relates to novel fusion peptides and immunogenic compositions containing the fusion peptides useful in the control and prevention of tick infestations. The invention also relates to compositions comprising said fusion peptides, methods of vaccination against tick infestation using said fusion peptides and compositions, and kits for use with such compositions and methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: ADALBERTO A PEREZ DE LEON, ROBERT E BRIGGS, FRED M TATUM, Robert Miller, Felicito Guerrero
  • Publication number: 20210273948
    Abstract: A system for controlling data storage and software access in a multi-device computing network enables the storage, and more preferably the temporary storage of local dataset data and system modules on one or more client devices, such as data owner client devices and/or surrogate client devices, which can then only be accessed based on specific thresholds or characteristics which may be input, defined, selected, by a data owner. The system allows known and permissioned client users that meet such thresholds and characteristics to access, process and decrypt various encrypted data that has been stored, in whole or in part, across one or more owner client devices and/or surrogate client devices, while the system modules required to process the data of a local data set are moved to the secure location(s) by being stored on one or more owner client devices and/or surrogate client devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: Castalune LLC
    Inventor: Robert Miller
  • Publication number: 20210243352
    Abstract: An auto exposure method for a spatially-multiplexed-exposure (SME) high-dynamic-range (HDR) image sensor includes (a) retrieving raw image data from an exposure of the spatially-multiplexed-exposure high-dynamic-range image sensor, (b) preprocessing long-exposure pixel values and short-exposure pixel values of the raw image data to remove therefrom long-exposure pixel values and short-exposure pixel values failing to meet one or more quality requirements, (c) synthesizing, into an high-dynamic-range histogram, the long-exposure pixel values remaining after the step of preprocessing and the short-exposure pixel values remaining after the step of preprocessing, (d) deriving a goodness metric from the high-dynamic-range histogram, (e) adjusting at least one of the long exposure time and the short exposure time, based at least in part upon the goodness metric, and (f) outputting the at least one of the long exposure time and the short exposure time, as adjusted, to the spatially-multiplexed-exposure high-dynamic-
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicant: DOLBY LABORATORIES LICENSING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jon S. MCELVAIN, Walter C. GISH, Jonathan Robert MILLER, Gregory John WARD, Robin ATKINS
  • Patent number: 11077625
    Abstract: Thermoplastic welding apparatus and related methods are disclosed. An example method includes providing a smart susceptor between composite parts that are to be joined via thermoplastic welding. The example method includes positioning the composite parts and the smart susceptor on a tooling surface within a cavity of a tooling apparatus and applying a seal to the composite parts and the tooling surface to form a vacuum chamber between the composite parts and the tooling surface at a welding joint of the composite parts; producing a magnetic field at the welding joint. The example method includes providing a vacuum in the vacuum chamber during a welding operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Marc R. Matsen, Mark A. Negley, William Preston Geren, Robert Miller
  • Patent number: 11048618
    Abstract: Examples of techniques for environment modification for software application testing are described herein. An aspect includes, based on starting testing of an application under test using a test case in a testing environment and determining that modification of the testing environment is enabled, modifying the testing environment. Another aspect includes running the testing of the application under test using the test case in the modified testing environment. Another aspect includes, based on detection of an error during the testing of the application under test, determining whether the error was caused by the modified testing environment. Another aspect includes, based on determining that the error was caused by the modified testing environment, suppressing the error and continuing the testing of the application under test in the modified testing environment. Another aspect includes, based on determining that the error was not caused by the modified testing environment, percolating the error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Steven Partlow, Joseph Griesemer, Robert Miller, Jr.