Patents by Inventor Robert Andrew Miller

Robert Andrew 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: 10940072
    Abstract: A surgical table includes a sagittal adjustment device for manipulating the position of a patient. The surgical table includes a base portion including an upper surface for spacing the sagittal adjustment device from the ground. The sagittal adjustment device includes a first support portion and a second support portion. The first and second support portions are supported by and moveable over the upper surface of the base portion. The first and second support portions each include an upper surface configured to support portions of the body of the patient thereon. One of the first and second support portions is pivotally attached to the base portion, and moveable between a first position and a second position. The pivotal movement between the first and second positions of the one of the first and second portions serves in repositioning the body of patient to manipulate the spine of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey W. Beale, Keith E. Miller, Harold S. Taylor, Robert Andrew Fields
  • Publication number: 20210047295
    Abstract: Compounds of Formula (I): pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, deuterated derivatives of any of the foregoing, and metabolites of any of the foregoing are disclosed. Pharmaceutical compositions comprising the same, methods of treating cystic fibrosis using the same, and methods for making the same are also disclosed. Also disclosed are solid state forms of Compound 1 and salts and solvates thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Alexander Russell Abela, Timothy Alcacio, Corey Anderson, Paul Timothy Angell, Minson Baek, Jeremy J. Clemens, Thomas Cleveland, Lori Ann Ferris, Peter Diederik Jan Grootenhuis, Raymond Stanley Gross, Anton V. Gulevich, Sara Sabina Hadida Ruah, Clara Kuang-Ju Hsia, Robert M. Hughes, Pramod Virupax Joshi, Ping Kang, Ali Keshavarz-Shokri, Haripada Khatuya, Paul John Krenitsky, Jason McCartney, Mark Thomas Miller, Prasuna Paraselli, Fabrice Jean Denis Pierre, Yi Shi, Muna Shrestha, David Andrew Siesel, Kathy Stavropoulos, Andreas P. Termin, Fredrick F. Van Goor, Johnny Uy, Timothy John Young, Jinglan Zhou
  • Patent number: 10919659
    Abstract: A system for packaging a food product in a container generally includes a conveyance apparatus operable to move trays in a machine direction, a delivery apparatus operable to deposit the food product into cavities of the trays, and a positioning apparatus operable to position covers relative to the trays. The positioning apparatus is configured to position each cover on a respective tray to overlap a flange of the respective tray. The system also comprises an ultrasonic bonding apparatus configured to receive the flange and the cover of each container in the nip between a first bonding module and a second bonding module. At least one of the first bonding module and the second bonding module vibrates at an ultrasonic frequency and delivers ultrasonic energy to at least one of the cover and the flange to seal the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: BELLISIO FOODS, INC.
    Inventors: Robert W. H. Arnold, Ryan Wright, Lacy Andrew Miller
  • Patent number: 10793547
    Abstract: Compounds of Formula (I): pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, deuterated derivatives of any of the foregoing, and metabolites of any of the foregoing are disclosed. Pharmaceutical compositions comprising the same, methods of treating cystic fibrosis using the same, and methods for making the same are also disclosed. Also disclosed are solid state forms of Compound 1 and salts and solvates thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
    Inventors: Alexander Russell Abela, Timothy Alcacio, Corey Anderson, Paul Timothy Angell, Minson Baek, Jeremy J. Clemens, Thomas Cleveland, Lori Ann Ferris, Peter Diederik Jan Grootenhuis, Raymond Stanley Gross, Anton V. Gulevich, Sara Sabina Hadida Ruah, Clara Kuang-Ju Hsia, Robert M. Hughes, Pramod Virupax Joshi, Ping Kang, Ali Keshavarz-Shokri, Haripada Khatuya, Paul John Krenitsky, Jason McCartney, Mark Thomas Miller, Prasuna Paraselli, Fabrice Jean Denis Pierre, Yi Shi, Muna Shrestha, David Andrew Siesel, Kathy Stavropoulos, Andreas P. Termin, Fredrick F. Van Goor, Johnny Uy, Timothy John Young, Jinglan Zhou
  • Publication number: 20200140132
    Abstract: A system for packaging a food product in a container generally includes a conveyance apparatus operable to move trays in a machine direction, a delivery apparatus operable to deposit the food product into cavities of the trays, and a positioning apparatus operable to position covers relative to the trays. The positioning apparatus is configured to position each cover on a respective tray to overlap a flange of the respective tray. The system also comprises an ultrasonic bonding apparatus configured to receive the flange and the cover of each container in the nip between a first bonding module and a second bonding module. At least one of the first bonding module and the second bonding module vibrates at an ultrasonic frequency and delivers ultrasonic energy to at least one of the cover and the flange to seal the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Robert W.H. Arnold, Ryan Wright, Lacy Andrew Miller
  • Patent number: 10570115
    Abstract: Compounds of Formula I: pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, deuterated derivatives of any of the foregoing, and metabolites of any of the foregoing are disclosed. Pharmaceutical compositions comprising the same, methods of treating cystic fibrosis using the same, and methods for making the same are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
    Inventors: Timothy Alcacio, Minson Baek, Peter Grootenhuis, Sara Sabina Hadida Ruah, Robert M. Hughes, Ali Keshavarz-Shokri, Rachel McAuley-Aoki, Jason McCartney, Mark Thomas Miller, Fredrick Van Goor, Beili Zhang, Corey Anderson, Thomas Cleveland, Bryan A. Frieman, Haripada Khatuya, Pramod Virupax Joshi, Paul John Krenitsky, Vito Melillo, Fabrice Jean Denis Pierre, Andreas P. Termin, Johnny Uy, Jinglan Zhou, Alexander Russell Abela, Brett Bradley Busch, Prasuna Paraselli, David Andrew Siesel
  • Patent number: 8258702
    Abstract: In at least one embodiment, an ambient lighting system comprising a lighting module and a controller is provided. The lighting module is configured to drive a light emitting device (LED) arrangement to display a desired ambient color in response to a lighting control signal and to transmit a lighting status signal providing diagnostic information for one of the lighting module and the LED arrangement. The controller is configured to transmit the lighting control signal including first digital data indicative of the desired ambient color and a feed signal for powering the lighting module on a bi-directional data communication bus between the controller and the lighting module. The controller is further configured to receive the lighting status signal on the bi-directional data communication bus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Andre Zielinski, Karl William Wojcik, Robert Andrew Miller, James Martin Lawlis
  • Patent number: 8174054
    Abstract: A field effect transistor comprising a semiconductor substrate comprising an electrically conducting channel layer therein; a plurality of source and drain fingers on a first face of the substrate, each finger separated from the adjacent finger by a gate channel; the gate channels comprising at least one active gate channel defined by a source finger and a drain finger arranged on the first face such that current is free to flow between them via the electrically conducting channel layer, and, a plurality of inactive gate channels, each inactive gate channel being defined by either two fingers of the same type or a source finger and a drain finger, the source finger and drain finger being arranged on the first face such that current is not free to flow between them via the electrically conducting channel layer; the gate channels being arranged such that each active gate channel has a gate channel on each side; each active gate channel comprising a gate therein for controlling current flow in the electrically c
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: RFMD (UK) Limited
    Inventor: Robert Andrew Miller
  • Publication number: 20100052536
    Abstract: An ambient lighting system in a vehicle is provided. The system comprises a lighting module and a central controller. The lighting module is configured for electrical connection to the vehicle and for driving at least one light emitting diode (LED) arrangement to display a desired ambient color and intensity. The central controller is configured to transmit a roll call command on a data communication bus to the lighting module to determine whether the lighting module is electrically connected to the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2008
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Andre Zielinski, Karl William Wojcik, Robert Andrew Miller, James Martin Lawlis
  • Publication number: 20090309137
    Abstract: A field effect transistor comprising a semiconductor substrate comprising an electrically conducting channel layer therein; a plurality of source and drain fingers on a first face of the substrate, each finger separated from the adjacent finger by a gate channel; the gate channels comprising at least one active gate channel defined by a source finger and a drain finger arranged on the first face such that current is free to flow between them via the electrically conducting channel layer, and, a plurality of inactive gate channels, each inactive gate channel being defined by either two fingers of the same type or a source finger and a drain finger, the source finger and drain finger being arranged on the first face such that current is not free to flow between them via the electrically conducting channel layer; the gate channels being arranged such that each active gate channel has a gate channel on each side; each active gate channel comprising a gate therein for controlling current flow in the electrically c
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Applicant: RFMD (UK) LIMITED
    Inventor: Robert Andrew Miller
  • Publication number: 20090289579
    Abstract: In at least one embodiment, an ambient lighting system comprising a lighting module and a controller is provided. The lighting module is configured to drive a light emitting device (LED) arrangement to display a desired ambient color in response to a lighting control signal and to transmit a lighting status signal providing diagnostic information for one of the lighting module and the LED arrangement. The controller is configured to transmit the lighting control signal including first digital data indicative of the desired ambient color and a feed signal for powering the lighting module on a bi-directional data communication bus between the controller and the lighting module. The controller is further configured to receive the lighting status signal on the bi-directional data communication bus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2009
    Publication date: November 26, 2009
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Andre Zielinski, Karl William Wojcik, Robert Andrew Miller, James Martin Lawlis
  • Publication number: 20090214155
    Abstract: An integrated optical modulator comprising: an insulating substrate (14); an insulating ridge extending upwardly from the substrate (14), the ridge comprising an electrically conducting layer (16) within the ridge above the substrate (14); an optical waveguide (18, 19) positioned on the ridge and extending down through the ridge to the conducting layer (16); an electrical contact (24, 25) on the optical waveguide; a travelling wave electrode (20, 21) on the upper surface of the substrate (14); and, an electrically conducting air-bridge (22, 23) extending from the electrical contact (24, 25) to the travelling wave electrode (20, 21).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2006
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Inventors: Gayle Murdouch, Robert Andrew Miller