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).

  • Patent number: 10855864
    Abstract: A system is provided for processing documents. In particular, the system is incorporates a feeder for feeding documents to a device for further processing of the documents. For instance, the system finds particular application in the field of document imaging in which a variety of documents of varying sizes and orientation are to be fed to an imaging system, such as a document scanner. The system may provide an input mechanism for easily identifying a characteristic of one of the documents and the system may include features for handling packets of documents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: OPEX Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Sullivan, John Allen, David Helmlinger, Robert DeWitt, Michael York, Robert Esche, Kerry D. O'Mara, Gary Miller
  • Publication number: 20200367516
    Abstract: A power operated scribe saw including a head assembly affixed to a handle assembly. The head assembly includes a frame body, a drive train and a cutting blade. The drive train includes a worm driveshaft and worm rotating about a longitudinal axis of rotation and a blade driveshaft and worm gear rotating about a transverse axis of rotation, the cutting blade rotating with the blade driveshaft. The frame body includes a longitudinal throughbore and a transversely extending recess extending into a first side wall, the throughbore including a seating surface. A worm driveshaft support assembly supports the worm driveshaft for rotation and includes a first bearing engaging the worm drive shaft between the distal end of the worm driveshaft and the worm and a second bearing on the seating surface of the throughbore and engaging the worm drive shaft between the proximal end of the driveshaft and the worm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Robert Miller, Bernard J. Esarey
  • Publication number: 20200361401
    Abstract: A headliner system includes a plurality of segments connected together and outlining a central opening and a central section received in the central opening. The central section is selected from a group of central sections consisting of a multisection panel incorporating an overhead airbag grid system, a panel incorporating a fold down display panel and a panel incorporating a pull down divider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Paul Alan Forgette, Amy M. Boardman, John Andrew Stakoe, Anna Miller Hill, Robert Ralph Armitage, JR.
  • Publication number: 20200363306
    Abstract: A method of detecting at least a blockage status in a porous member separating a measurement chamber of a device including a gas sensor positioned within the measurement chamber which is responsive to an analyte in an ambient environment to be sampled, includes emitting pressure waves from a pressure wave source which travel within the measurement chamber, measuring a first response via a first sensor responsive to pressure waves positioned at a first position within the measurement chamber, measuring a second response via a second sensor at a second position, different from the first position, and in fluid connection with the pressure wave source, determining the blockage status of the porous member based upon a functional relation of the first response and the second response.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Robert Kevin Sexton, Nicholas Emidio Ciccone, Jerin Miller
  • Publication number: 20200353518
    Abstract: A multi-stage product gas generation system converts a carbonaceous material, such as municipal solid waste, into a product gas which may subsequently be converted into a liquid fuel or other material. One or more reactors containing bed material may be used to conduct reactions to effect the conversions. Unreacted inert feedstock contaminants present in the carbonaceous material may be separated from bed material using a portion of the product gas. A heat transfer medium collecting heat from a reaction in one stage may be applied as a reactant input in another, earlier stage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: RAVI CHANDRAN, Daniel A. BURCIAGA, Daniel Michael LEO, Shawn Robert FREITAS, Dave G. NEWPORT, Justin Kevin MILLER, Kaitlin Emily HARRINGTON, Brian Christopher ATTWOOD
  • Patent number: 10825651
    Abstract: Techniques are described that facilitate automated extraction of lamellae and attaching the lamellae to sample grids for viewing on transmission electron microscopes. Some embodiments of the invention involve the use of machine vision to determine the positions of the lamella, the probe, and/or the TEM grid to guide the attachment of the probe to the lamella and the attachment of the lamella to the TEM grid. Techniques that facilitate the use of machine vision include shaping a probe tip so that its position can be readily recognized by image recognition software. Image subtraction techniques can be used to determine the position of the lamellae attached to the probe for moving the lamella to the TEM grid for attachment. In some embodiments, reference structures are milled on the probe or on the lamella to facilitate image recognition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: FEI Company
    Inventors: Valerie Brogden, Jeffrey Blackwood, Michael Schmidt, Dhruti Trivedi, Richard J. Young, Thomas G. Miller, Brian Roberts Routh, Jr., Stacey Stone, Todd Templeton
  • Patent number: 10823066
    Abstract: A thermal management system for a gas turbine engine and/or an aircraft is provided including a thermal transport bus having a heat exchange fluid flowing therethrough. The thermal management system also includes one or more heat source exchangers and a deicing module. The one or more heat source exchangers and the deicing module are each in thermal communication with the heat exchange fluid in the thermal transport bus. The one or more heat source exchangers are configured to transfer heat from one or more accessory systems to the heat exchange fluid, and the deicing module is located downstream of the one or more heat source exchangers for transferring heat from the thermal transfer fluid to a surface of one or more components of the gas turbine engine and/or the aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Brandon Wayne Miller, Christopher James Kroger, Matthew Robert Cerny
  • Patent number: 10826343
    Abstract: An electric machine is provided which includes a rotor disk extending along a radial direction and having a rotor flange attached to or formed integrally with the rotor disk and extending substantially along the axial direction. A plurality of rotor magnets are mounted on the rotor disk and supported by the rotor flange such that the rotor flange absorbs centrifugal loads exerted on the magnets and enables high speeds of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Nicholas Taylor Moore, Daniel Alan Niergarth, Brandon Wayne Miller, Paul Robert Gemin
  • Publication number: 20200338649
    Abstract: A cutting tool comprising a tool body comprising a shank and a cutter opposite the shank, the body defining a length from a shank end to an end face opposite the shank end, a central axis extends along the length of the body; at least one tooth having a cutting edge, the cutting edge extending along the tooth from the shank to the end face; a flute formed adjacent the at least one tooth; at least one cooling channel formed in the tooth proximate the at least one cutting edge, the at least one cooling channel having an elongated cross sectional shape with an elliptical portion and a circular portion opposite the elliptical portion, wherein the elliptical portion is located proximate the cutting edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Zhigang Wang, Changsheng Guo, Robert W. Day, Gordon Miller Reed
  • Patent number: 10815446
    Abstract: Disclosed is a dispersant composition, suitable for use in lubricating oils. The dispersant composition is a reaction product of (i) a polyalkenyl succinimide post-treated with a post-treating agent selected from the group consisting of an organic carbonate, an epoxide, a lactone, a hydroxyaliphatic carboxylic acid, and combinations thereof; and (ii) an acylating agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: CHEVRON ORONITE COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: William Raymond Ruhe, Jr., Georgeta Masson, Abran Costales, Kirk Nass, John Robert Miller, Young A. Chang
  • Patent number: 10813713
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for coupling a robotic surgical tool with a tool driver of a robotic surgical system via a sterile barrier disposed between the tool and the tool driver. The sterile barrier can have a housing configured to accommodate proximal portions of a plurality of actuation members of the tool driver when the sterile barrier is coupled to the tool driver. The housing can have at least partially disposed within it substantially cylindrical, longitudinally expandable bellows, each being configured to encompass and mate with a proximal portion of a corresponding one of the plurality of actuation members. In some cases, the sterile barrier can have a plurality of sterile barrier couplers each having a first portion configured to engage with an actuation member of a tool driver, and a second portion configured to engage with a tool actuation member of a surgical tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Robert L. Koch, Jr., Jeffery Kirk, Andrew Beckman, Kenneth Miller
  • Patent number: 10814406
    Abstract: A cutting tool comprising a tool body comprising a shank and a cutter opposite the shank, the body defining a length from a shank end to an end face opposite the shank end, a central axis extends along the length of the body; at least one tooth having a cutting edge, the cutting edge extending along the tooth from the shank to the end face; a flute formed adjacent the at least one tooth; at least one cooling channel formed in the tooth proximate the at least one cutting edge, the at least one cooling channel having an elongated cross sectional shape with an elliptical portion and a circular portion opposite the elliptical portion, wherein the elliptical portion is located proximate the cutting edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Zhigang Wang, Changsheng Guo, Robert W. Day, Gordon Miller Reed
  • Patent number: 10814122
    Abstract: A flow control device (40) for controlling the flow of a pressurized fluent substance is disclosed. The device (40) includes a housing (44, 48, 52) having an inlet portion (44) for receiving the fluent substance, an outlet portion (48) for discharging the fluent substance, and a platform (52). The device (40) further has a valve (56) located within the housing (44, 48, 52). The valve (56) is located between the platform (52) and the outlet portion (48). The valve (56) has a flexible, resilient valve head portion (160) that has confronting, openable portions (212, 216) movable from a closed configuration to an open configuration when the valve head portion (160) is subjected to a pressure differential acting across the valve head portion (160).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: AptarGroup, Inc.
    Inventors: John Miller Hess, III, Andrew Smith, Robert LaBean, Gregory Olechowski, Mark Honard
  • Publication number: 20200331824
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are processes for the production of hydrocarbon fuel products from C2-5 alkanes. Methane is converted to ethylene in a methane thermal olefination reactor operating at a temperature of at least 900° C. and a pressure of at least 150 psig, and without a dehydrogenation catalyst or steam. C2-5 alkanes are converted to olefins in a C2-5 thermal olefination reactor operating at a temperature, pressure and space velocity to convert at least 80% of the alkanes to C2-5 olefins. The ethylene and C2-5 olefins are passed through an oligomerization reactor containing a zeolite catalyst and operating at a temperature, pressure and space velocity to crack, oligomerize and cyclize the olefins. In one aspect, methane in the effluent of the oligomerization reactor is recycled through the C2-5 thermal olefination reactor. Methods for the thermal olefination of methane are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: Swift Fuels, LLC
    Inventors: Chris D'Acosta, Jeffery Miller, Robert Hoch
  • Publication number: 20200334094
    Abstract: A computing system includes a processor in signal communication with a memory unit. A test case and recovery (TCR) system is configured to operate in a first mode to perform recovery and repair operations on the memory unit in response to detecting an error event and a second mode to perform test case analysis and verification of an operating system stored in the memory unit in response to being called by a test case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Harris Morgenstern, Robert Miller, JR., Tracy Christie, Joseph Danieli
  • Patent number: 10806797
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a prodrug or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof comprising an GLP-1/Glucagon agonist linker conjugate Z-L1-L2-L-Y—R20, wherein Y represents an GLP-1/Glucagon agonist moiety; and -L is a linker moiety—by formula (Ia), wherein the dashed line indicates the attachment to one of the amino groups of the GLP-1/Glucagon agonist moiety by forming an amide bond. The invention further relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising said prodrugs as well as their use as a medicament for treating or preventing diseases or disorders which can be treated by GLP-1/Glucagon agonist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: SANOFI
    Inventors: Dieter Kadereit, Michael Wagner, Thomas Olpp, Nino Meyer, Pradeep Dhal, Paul Konowicz, Robert Miller, James Stefano, Magnus Besev, Martin Bossart, Katrin Lorenz, Torsten Haack, Andreas Evers
  • Publication number: 20200329384
    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: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Evan Rusackas, Robert Miller, Patrick Li, Adam Hotchkiss, Aman Singla, William McFarland
  • Patent number: 10802881
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of enabling distributed computers to communicate more effectively in an enterprise that provides flexible approval notifications in an organization, wherein at least one of the distributed computers stores a graph database in which attributes regarding individuals of the organization are stored. The computer-implemented method includes receiving, at a server computer in the distributed computers, a request for a task to be performed, wherein the task requires approval by at least a first person in the organization who has authority to approve the request. The computer-implemented method also includes traversing, by the server computer, the graph database, to determine an identity of the first person, wherein traversing is performed based on criteria determined at least partially by information automatically extracted from the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: ADP, LLC
    Inventors: Michael F. Brown, Robert Tucker, Kuntal Roy, Annelise Levitt, Edgardo Aviles Lopez, Kevin A. Miller, Lauren Miller, Lohit J. Sarma
  • Publication number: 20200319380
    Abstract: A liquid lens can be coupled to ground, such as to impede charge from building up in the liquid lens during operation thereof. For example, an electrode that is in electrical communication with a conductive fluid of the liquid lens can be coupled to ground. A switch can be used to selectively couple the liquid lens to ground, such as for discharging the liquid lens. An electrode can be selectively coupled to ground and to driving signals using a switch. In some cases, drive signals can be provided to electrodes other than the grounded electrode for driving the liquid lens. In some cases, the liquid lens can be driven using feedback control based on one or more measured parameters indicative capacitance between a fluid and one or more electrodes in the liquid lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Jann Paul Kaminski, Raymond Miller Karam, Robert Bruce Lyon, Ian Armour McKay, Dragan Pikula, Daniel Ohen Ricketts
  • Patent number: D900723
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Brian David Digman, Jonathan Robert Luke, Brett Alan Bogner, Cameron Stuart Nixon, Lac An Nguyen, Timothy Scott Miller, Nick Brandon Clark