Patents by Inventor Robert Miller

Robert 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: 20240118495
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a coupler includes a glass tube having a refractive index n3 and a passageway, a first optical waveguide and a second optical waveguide positioned within the passageway, each of the first optical waveguide and the second optical waveguide comprising a core surrounded by a cladding. The glass tube further includes a tapered region having a taper length. A coupling region is present between the first optical waveguide and the second optical waveguide within the tapered region. A refractive index of the cladding is less than a refractive index of the core, and a lowest refractive index of the cladding of the first optical waveguide and the second optical waveguide is n2. Additionally, n3 is lower than n2 such that a value of ?2-3 is 0.07%??2-3?0.125, where ?2-3 equals (n22?n32)/2n22.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2022
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Inventors: Agnivo Gosai, Jeremy Alexander Graham, SR., William James Miller, David Lee Weidman, Aramais Robert Zakharian
  • Publication number: 20240110164
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to compositions of matter and methods used to activate effector nucleic acids and effector targets in vivo via a CRISPR-based cascade system. The compositions and methods achieve non-specific delivery of cascade system components to cells yet the cascade system works in a cell-specific manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Inventors: Anurup Ganguli, Joshua Miller, Andrew Garst, Robert Plasschaert, Swetha Murali
  • Patent number: 11938902
    Abstract: A sliding vehicle center console is provided. The center console may include an elongated rack, including an elongated rack, defining a plurality of teeth, a carrier member coupled to the rack, and a gearbox assembly including a pinion configured to rotate in a first or a second direction to translate the carrier member and the elongated rack from a first position to a second position. The sliding vehicle center console may also include a controller configured to change the rotation of the pinion from one of the first or second directions to the other directions, responsive to a comparison of a sensor value to a threshold condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Brose Fahrzeugteile SE & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft, Coburg
    Inventors: Ulf Hartmann, James Elsarelli, Michael Kidd, Andrew Lakerdas, Raymond Weir, Sarah Miller, Robert Neundorf
  • Patent number: 11933562
    Abstract: A trigger mechanism for a firearm comprises a connector adapted to be pivotally connected to a firearm receiver, a trigger pivotally connected to the connector, and a trigger bar pivotally connected to the connector. The trigger and trigger bar are configured such that the trigger engages the trigger bar to block the connector from pivoting until the trigger is depressed rearwardly. The connector is permitted to pivot once the trigger is fully depressed rearwardly such that the trigger is not engaged with the trigger bar, whereupon pivotal motion of the connector drives the trigger bar rearwardly to release a striker of the firearm to fire the firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Alt Performance, LLC.
    Inventor: Robert A. Miller
  • Patent number: 11937101
    Abstract: System and methods for managing a Wi-Fi network of a plurality of Wi-Fi networks from a cloud-based Network Operations Control (NOC) dashboard include, subsequent to creating an account for a user of the Wi-Fi network, receiving data associated with the Wi-Fi network from the one or more access points; providing a display associated with the Wi-Fi network based on the data, wherein the display comprises a network topology and one or more tabs providing information related to operation of the Wi-Fi network; updating the display based on one or more inputs received, wherein the updating updates one or more of the network topology and the one or more tabs; and performing one or more operations via the NOC dashboard to one of manage, control, and troubleshoot the Wi-Fi network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: PLUME DESIGN, INC.
    Inventors: Evan Rusackas, Robert Miller, Patrick Li, Adam Hotchkiss, Aman Singla, William McFarland
  • Publication number: 20240086867
    Abstract: A method for managing device lifecycles within an industrial automation environment includes receiving a request for lifecycle management data including a scanning configuration, producing configuration data obtained by scanning industrial devices specified by the scanning configuration, receiving lifecycle management data including a lifecycle phase for the industrial devices, generating a graphical representation of the lifecycle phase of the industrial devices, determining an identity of a replacement device for a first industrial device of the industrial devices having a predetermined lifecycle phase, generating a graphical representation of replacement information including the identity of the replacement device, and managing migration to the replacement device by initiating replacement of the first industrial device with the replacement device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Applicant: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott A. Miller, Michael J. Anthony, Adam J. Gregory, Evan J. Kausalik, Robert J. Koba, Randy Scott Oakley, JR., Beniamin J. Skubis, Rudy Zhi Yang
  • Patent number: 11927769
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods including polarization sorting metasurface microlens array devices. In certain embodiments, a polarization imaging device is provided. The polarization imaging device includes: a source of image light; a metasurface lenslet array comprising a plurality of repeating metasurface lenslets, where the plurality of repeating metasurface lenslets comprise a plurality of first metasurface lenslets configured to diffract the image light into a first polarization light in a first direction and a second polarization light in a second direction; an image sensor positioned in the optical path of the first polarization light and the second polarization light, and where the image sensor includes a plurality of image sensing units including a first image sensing unit positioned to sense the first polarization light and a second image sensing unit positioned to sense the second polarization light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Metalenz, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert C. Devlin, Pawel Latawiec, John W. Graff, Anne Janet Milliez, Seyedali Forouzmand, Dalia P. Ornelas Huerta, Hao Zhou, Harris Miller
  • Publication number: 20240080744
    Abstract: A Wi-Fi network includes one or more Wi-Fi access points each comprising circuitry configured to: provide a plurality of virtual networks including a home network and a work network, each of the plurality of virtual networks being segmented in terms of visibility, connect to a corporate network via one or more secure tunnels, connect to one or more user devices, and route traffic for the one or more user devices based on which particular virtual network the one or more user devices are connected on.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2022
    Publication date: March 7, 2024
    Inventors: Adam R. Hotchkiss, Bin Hu, Matej Zevnik, Robert Miller
  • Patent number: 11917954
    Abstract: A wheel track monitoring system for an irrigation system monitors the condition of a wheel track and alerts an operator and/or automatically takes corrective action when a wheel track develops ruts or other conditions that may adversely affect operation of the irrigation system. The wheel track monitoring system includes a wheel track condition sensor, a location sensor, and a processing system. The processing system receives and stores wheel track condition data and location data from the sensors as the irrigation system travels across a field and creates a log of wheel track condition data for multiple locations in the field. The processing system also analyzes the wheel track condition data to determine if the condition of the wheel track is unacceptable at any locations in the irrigated field and generates a corrective action signal if the condition is unacceptable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Lindsay Corporation
    Inventors: Mark William Miller, Reece Robert Andrews
  • Publication number: 20240066240
    Abstract: A nebulizer includes a nebulizer top detachably coupled to a nebulizer bottom with a nozzle assembly that fits between the nebulizer top and nebulizer bottom. The components of the nebulizer are formed so that each be easily replaced by a counterpart component of similar design but with a different property. The nozzle assembly is configured to be replaced with a second nozzle assembly that has a different aperture size that produces a different size of aerosol droplet. Additionally, a diffuser attached to the nebulizer top or nebulizer bottom can be replaced by a second nebulizer top or nebulizer bottom with a second diffuser in a different position that produces a different size of aerosol droplet. A sensor module attached to the nebulizer measures properties associated with the performance of the nebulizer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Inventors: Johnathen Warren, Stuart P. Miller, W. Robert Addington, Robert E. Stephens
  • Patent number: 11911091
    Abstract: In at least a medical system including a structure, a plurality of transducers located on the structure, a shaft member configured to percutaneously deliver the structure to a location within a patient, a plurality of conductors at least partially within the shaft member and coupled to the transducers, and a controller operatively coupled to the transducers via the conductors, the controller may cause first electrical power to be delivered to one or more of the transducers for a first period of time, where second electrical power less than the first electrical power, if delivered for a second period of time longer than the first period time would result in a steady-state temperature of a portion of the shaft member that would be just below a safe temperature limit for at least the portion of the shaft member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: KARDIUM INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Robert Weinkam, Shane Fredrick Miller-Tait, Lok Tin Lam
  • Patent number: 11915259
    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: September 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    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, James V. Blanton
  • Patent number: 11898345
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: CertainTeed Ceilings Corporation
    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: 20240037808
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to system architectures for real-time processing and displaying of medical imaging data with no or reduced latency. An exemplary system for generating a video of a surgery can comprise: a processor configured to execute a plurality of instructions for a machine-learning model stored on a memory and a programmable circuit communicatively coupled with the processor. The programmable circuit is programmed to: receive surgical video data comprising a current frame; provide data related to the current frame to the processor; receive overlay data generated by the machine-learning model based on a previous frame captured before the current frame; generate, by a mixer of the programmable circuit, a composite frame based on the current frame and the overlay data; and output the composite frame for display as a part of the video of the surgery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2023
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Applicant: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Brian FOUTS, Marc ANDRÉ, Christopher Robert MILLER
  • Patent number: 11799312
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: IOT MED/DENT SOLUTIONS LLC
    Inventors: Richard Kreifeldt, Robert Miller, Juliana Miller
  • Publication number: 20230277638
    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: May 17, 2023
    Publication date: September 7, 2023
    Inventors: ADALBERTO A. PEREZ DE LEON, ROBERT MILLER, ROBERT E. BRIGGS, FRED M. TATUM, FELICITO GUERRERO
  • Patent number: 11739454
    Abstract: A method for wet processing of hemp fibers for commercial use is provided. The method includes steps of loading raw hemp fibers with water into a vessel and heating the contents of the vessel. The method also includes the addition of a sequence of certain chemical compounds, which include a scouring agent, a wetting agent, a caustic compound, an acidic compound, a lubricant, and a softening agent. The water may be heated to boiling during the process to aid in opening up the fibers during processing. Peroxide is not utilized in the process. The process produces commercially viable quantities of hemp fibers that are soft, clean, and easily spinnable while maintaining fiber burst strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: Bastcore, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert A. Miller, III
  • Patent number: 11726904
    Abstract: A transient input/output in progress state is established during processing of an input/output testcase by a test infrastructure in a computing environment. The method includes obtaining the input/output testcase for an object having one or more pages, and processing the input/output testcase by the test infrastructure. Processing the input/output testcase by the test infrastructure includes, for a page of the object, generating a delay in the processing of the input/output testcase for the page of the object. The delay opens a transient input/output in progress state during which one or more concurrent test operations are to reference the page of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert Miller, Jr., Harris M. Morgenstern, Charles Eugene Mari, Christopher Lee Wood, Alfred Francis Foster
  • Publication number: 20230250358
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for reducing corrosion in a hybrid engine. The method includes the steps of lubricating a hybrid engine with a lubricating oil composition having a major amount of an oil of lubricating viscosity; a minor amount of a salicylate detergent derived from an isomerized normal alpha olefin; and a minor amount of a dispersant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2021
    Publication date: August 10, 2023
    Applicants: CHEVRON JAPAN LTD., CHEVRON ORONITE COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Isao TANAKA, John Robert MILLER, Kyosuke AOYAMA
  • Patent number: D1017263
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Spoon Foundation
    Inventors: Jocelyn Goodall, Mishelle Rudzinski, Kathryn Miller, Scott Pontoni, Jason Hilbourne, Zack Hilbourne, Robert Culbertson, Alex Ursin