Patents by Inventor Robert L. Miller

Robert L. 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: 20190156339
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods and apparatuses for verifying that a transaction is legitimate. The methods and apparatuses use protected memory space, such as kernel space of an operating system, or a separate memory space, such as is available on a SIM card of a cellular phone. The method of the invention proceeds by creating a transaction identification string (TID) and associating the TID with a transaction. The TID contains data relevant to or associated with the transaction and is typically readable by an end-user. The transaction is then interrupted until a user responds in the affirmative to allow completion of the transaction. Methods and devices used in the invention are particularly well suited to M-commerce, where transactions originating from a device are typically recognized by a merchant as coming from the owner of the device without further authentication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Lusheng Ji, Donald John Bowen, Thomas Killian, David Kormann, Robert R. Miller, II, Norman L. Schryer
  • Patent number: 10143343
    Abstract: A standing assistive device is provided having a wall bracket and an arm portion with handle. The wall bracket may be affixed to a wall either in front of or behind either side of a toilet. The arm is mounted to the wall bracket with two pivots; one pivot that allows the unit to swing up and down which facilitates storage of the unit against the wall vertically when not in use; and a second pivot that allows the unit to swing left to right which facilitates storage of the unit against the wall horizontally when not in use. Additionally, the second pivot makes it possible for the handle on the arm portion to be positioned directly in front of the user when the user pulls himself or herself up. An optional wall-mounted ladder bracket allows the user to adjust the vertical mounting position of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventor: Robert L. Miller, Sr.
  • Patent number: 10078812
    Abstract: A system is disclosed which is adapted to manage assets in a predetermined environment. An identification (ID) device may be disposed on at least one of a specific asset or an equipment rack in which the specific asset resides. A mobile electronic device may have a processor having processor executable code; a display; a camera for obtaining an image of the ID device; and a memory for storing asset information concerning a plurality of different assets. The executable code may be used to determine in real time, from the image and the stored asset information, information pertaining to the specific asset. The information may be displayed on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: AVOCENT HUNTSVILLE, LLC
    Inventors: Bharat A. Khuti, Robert L. Miller, Roy Pestone, Ray Hudaihed, Mario Costa, Thomas Rigsby
  • Patent number: 9421692
    Abstract: Methods and computer program for processing coverings such as leather hides and fabrics are provided. A method for processing coverings can include placing a covering on a work surface and projecting a captured image of the covering by a projector onto the covering. Virtual markings of boundary lines and defects on the covering on the capture image can be registered using the controller. Nesting of templates can be performed on the captured image of the covering with the virtual markings and the nested templates stored as virtual markings with the captured image of the covering. The covering can then be marked, die pressed, or cut along the virtual markings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: AUTOMATED VISION, LLC
    Inventors: Robert L. Campbell, Charles A. Leonard, Robert L. Miller
  • Patent number: 9157182
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products for processing coverings such as leather hides and fabrics are provided. A system for processing coverings can include a conveyor having a surface on which a covering can be placed and being rotatable to move the covering in at least one direction. An imaging device can be configured to obtain an image of the covering on the surface of the conveyor. A projector can be configured to project an image onto the surface and the covering. The covering and the projected image can have a positional relationship to one another. A controller can be in communication with the imaging device and projector. The controller can be configured to project and move the projected image of the projector with the covering to maintain a positional relationship of the projected corrected image to the covering upon rotation of the conveyor. Methods are also provided for orienting an image projected onto work surface with a covering on the work surface to align the image and covering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: AUTOMATED VISION, LLC
    Inventors: Robert L. Campbell, Charles A. Leonard, Robert L. Miller
  • Publication number: 20140279167
    Abstract: A method of operating a price estimation system includes obtaining service requests from consumers, and obtaining bids from service professionals based on the service requests obtained from the consumers. The method additionally includes generating a training set based on the bids and the service requests, and generating a model for generating price estimates based on the training set. The method also includes employing the model to generate the price estimates based on additional service requests provided by additional consumers. In some aspects, the method further includes communicating the price estimates to the additional consumers during performance of a process for obtaining the additional service requests from the additional consumers. In other aspects, the method further includes communicating the price estimates to additional service professionals during performance of a process for obtaining additional bids from the additional service professionals based on the additional service requests.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Robert L. Miller, John S. Schulte, Mika Ilouz
  • Publication number: 20140258052
    Abstract: A system is disclosed which is adapted to manage assets in a predetermined environment. An identification (ID) device may be disposed on at least one of a specific asset or an equipment rack in which the specific asset resides. A mobile electronic device may have a processor having processor executable code; a display; a camera for obtaining an image of the ID device; and a memory for storing asset information concerning a plurality of different assets. The executable code may be used to determine in real time, from the image and the stored asset information, information pertaining to the specific asset. The information may be displayed on the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: Bharat A. Khuti, Robert L. Miller, Roy Pestone, Ray Hudaihed, Mario Costa, Thomas Rigsby
  • Patent number: 8811678
    Abstract: Methods and systems for processing coverings such as leather hides and fabrics are provided. A system can include a worktable having a surface on which a covering is placeable. An imaging device can be positionable relative to the worktable. The imaging device can be configured to obtain an image of the covering on the surface of the worktable. A projector can be positionable relative to worktable. The projector can be configured to project an image onto the surface of the worktable and the covering on the surface of the worktable. A controller can be in communication with the imaging device and projector. The controller can be configured to correct images taken by the imaging device. The controller can also be configured to correct the images projected onto the surface of the worktable and the covering thereon. The controller can be configured to permit the showing of virtual markings on the covering placed on the surface of the worktable through an image projected thereon by the projector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Automated Vision, LLC
    Inventors: Robert L. Campbell, Charles A. Leonard, Robert L. Miller
  • Patent number: 8747666
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and apparatus for filtering contaminated water from an oil or gas well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventor: Robert L. Miller
  • Publication number: 20130200013
    Abstract: Provided are an apparatus for filtering water from and oil and gas well and a method of filtering water from an oil and gas well. The filtration unit utilizes gravity fed filtration that is open to the environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Inventor: Robert L. Miller
  • Patent number: 8420915
    Abstract: Basically, this invention provides for an inbred corn line designated NPXO5745GT21, methods for producing a corn plant by crossing plants of the inbred line NPXO5745GT21, with plants of another corn plant. The invention relates to the various parts of inbred NPXO5745GT21, including culturable cells. This invention also relates to methods for introducing transgenic transgenes into inbred corn line NPXO5745GT21, and plants produced by these methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Syngenta Participations AG
    Inventors: Thomas Joseph Prest, Robert L Miller
  • Publication number: 20130026107
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and apparatus for filtering contaminated water from an oil or gas well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Inventor: Robert L. Miller
  • Patent number: 8303824
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and apparatus for filtering contaminated water from an oil or gas well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Inventor: Robert L. Miller
  • Patent number: 8295555
    Abstract: Methods and systems for processing coverings such as leather hides and fabrics are provided. A system can include a worktable having a surface on which a covering is placeable. An imaging device can be positionable relative to the worktable. The imaging device can be configured to obtain an image of the covering on the surface of the worktable. A projector can be positionable relative to worktable. The projector can be configured to project an image onto the surface of the worktable and the covering on the surface of the worktable. A controller can be in communication with the imaging device and projector. The controller can be configured to correct images taken by the imaging device. The controller can also be configured to correct the images projected onto the surface of the worktable and the covering thereon. The controller can be configured to permit the showing of virtual markings on the covering placed on the surface of the worktable through an image projected thereon by the projector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Automated Vision, LLC
    Inventors: Robert L. Campbell, Jr., Charles A. Leonard, Robert L. Miller
  • Patent number: 8215100
    Abstract: An exhaust treatment device for a combustion system is disclosed. The exhaust treatment device may have a housing, and an injector disposed within the housing to deliver an injection fluid into a flow of exhaust. The exhaust treatment device may also have at least one fluid supply passage that is disposed within the housing and being in fluid communication with the injector to supply the injector with injection fluid. The exhaust treatment device may further have at least one purge passage disposed within the housing and in fluid communication with the injector to supply the injector with a purge fluid. The exhaust treatment device may additionally have a first valve element that is mounted to the housing and disposed at an entrance of the at least one purge passage The first valve element may be configured to provide a unidirectional flow of purge fluid to the at least one purge passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Robert L. Miller, Stephen M. Wiley, Glenn B. Cox, Thomas Randall McClure
  • Publication number: 20110280449
    Abstract: Methods and systems for processing coverings such as leather hides and fabrics are provided. A system can include a worktable having a surface on which a covering is placeable. An imaging device can be positionable relative to the worktable. The imaging device can be configured to obtain an image of the covering on the surface of the worktable. A projector can be positionable relative to worktable. The projector can be configured to project an image onto the surface of the worktable and the covering on the surface of the worktable. A controller can be in communication with the imaging device and projector. The controller can be configured to correct images taken by the imaging device. The controller can also be configured to correct the images projected onto the surface of the worktable and the covering thereon. The controller can be configured to permit the showing of virtual markings on the covering placed on the surface of the worktable through an image projected thereon by the projector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Inventors: Robert L. Campbell, JR., Charles A. Leonard, Robert L. Miller
  • Patent number: 8056324
    Abstract: An regeneration system for use in a power system is disclosed. The regeneration system may include a source of intake air, an engine brake configured to reduce the speed of an engine by compression and release of the intake air, and a valve configured to divert a portion of the intake air to an auxiliary device. The regeneration system may further include a controller in communication with the engine brake and the valve. The controller may be configured to move the valve to reduce the portion of intake air diverted to the auxiliary device when the engine brake is active.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen M. Wiley, Robert L. Miller
  • Patent number: 8056326
    Abstract: A regeneration device for use in an exhaust treatment system is disclosed. The regeneration device has a first housing with a plurality of passages configured to receive coolant and injection fluid. A second housing is secured to the first housing and configured to receive coolant and injection fluid. The second housing has at least one cooling recess annularly disposed within the second housing to receive and circulate coolant in proximity to a tip end of the second housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn B. Cox, Thomas R. McClure, Robert L. Miller, Stephen M. Wiley
  • Publication number: 20110266208
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and apparatus for filtering contaminated water from an oil or gas well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Inventor: Robert L. Miller
  • Patent number: D741682
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Rising Improvements LLC
    Inventor: Robert L Miller, Sr.