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: 10419403
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus for a virtual transponder utilizing inband commanding are disclosed. A disclosed method comprises transmitting, by a hosted payload (HoP) operation center (HOC), encrypted hosted commands to a hosted receiving antenna. The method further comprises transmitting, by the hosted receiving antenna, the encrypted hosted commands to a payload antenna on a vehicle. Also, the method comprises transmitting, by a host spacecraft operations center (SOC), encrypted host commands to the vehicle. Additionally, the method comprises reconfiguring a payload on the vehicle according to unencrypted host commands and/or unencrypted hosted commands. In addition, the method comprises transmitting, by the payload antenna, payload data to a host receiving antenna and/or hosted receiving antenna. Also, the method comprises transmitting encrypted host telemetry to the host SOC, and transmitting encrypted hosted telemetry to the host SOC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Robert J. Winig, Kristina Miller, Eric Anden
  • Patent number: 10414999
    Abstract: Disclosed is an internal combustion engine lubricating oil composition which comprises (a) a major amount of an oil of lubricating viscosity; (b) a dispersant-type olefin copolymer VI improver; and (c) a secondary hydrocarbylamine compound, a tertiary hydrocarbylamine compound, or combinations thereof. A method for reducing cam wear using same is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Chevron Oronite Company LLC
    Inventors: Kevin David Carabell, John Robert Miller
  • Patent number: 10409783
    Abstract: A device may receive, from a user device, a transaction request associated with a first entity and identify a distributed ledger associated with the first entity, the distributed ledger including a set of blocks recording work data associated with the first entity. The set of blocks may include: a first subset of blocks including data specifying work performed by the first entity, and a second subset of blocks including data verifying a portion of the work performed by the first entity and specified by the data included in the first subset of blocks. The device may determine that a transaction, associated with the transaction request, is associated with the first subset of blocks and the second subset of blocks. Based on predetermined instructions that correspond to the transaction and the distributed ledger, the device may perform the transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Walter Miller, Robert Martin, Bradley Smith
  • Publication number: 20190272975
    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: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: 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
  • Publication number: 20190263430
    Abstract: A system and method includes determining, with a sensor assembly disposed onboard a first aerial vehicle, a direction in which a fluid flows within or through the first aerial vehicle, and determining an orientation of the first aerial vehicle relative to a second aerial vehicle based at least in part on the direction in which the fluid flows within or through the first aerial vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Eugene Smith, Ajith Kuttannair Kumar, Wolfgang Daum, Martin Paget, Daniel Rush, Sameh Fahmy, Brad Thomas Costa, Seneca Snyder, Jerry Duncan, Mark Bradshaw Kraeling, Michael Scott Miner, Shannon Joseph Clouse, Anwarul Azam, Matthew Lawrence Blair, Nidhi Naithani, Dattaraj Jagdish Rao, Anju Bind, Sreyashi Dey Chaki, Scott Daniel Nelson, Nikhil Uday Naphade, Wing Yeung Chung, Daniel Malachi Ballesty, Glenn Robert Shaffer, Jeffret James Kisak, Dale Martin DiDomenico, Suresh Govindappa, Manibabu Pippalla, Sethu Madhavan, Jared Klineman Cooper, Huan Tan, John Michael Lizzi, Charles Burton Theurer, Balajee Kannan, Romano Patrick, Brad Thomas Costa, James D. Brooks, Micahel Scott Miner, Harry Kirk Matthews, JR., Bradford Wayne Miller, Neeraja Subrahmaniyan, Brian Joseph McManus, Frank Wawrzyniak, Ralph C. Haddock, III, Robert James Foy, James Glen Corry, Steven Andrew Kellner, Joseph Mario Nazareth, Brian William Schroeck, Shawn Arthur McClintic
  • Patent number: 10372091
    Abstract: An energy dissipating article of manufacture is disclosed that is a high pressure enhanced structure technology comprising a structure having at least one wall forming a sealed inner chamber, and either (i) the sealed inner chamber is filled with a gas under pressure, or (ii) an inflated bladder filled with gas is located within the sealed inner chamber, or (iii) a deflated bladder that is located within the sealed inner chamber, and an inflation system that produces a gas to inflate the deflated bladder, or (iv) the sealed inner chamber at one atmosphere standard normal pressure, and an inflation system that produces a gas, to pressurize the inner chamber. A method of making the articles of manufacture and uses thereof are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventor: Robert A. Miller, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10375827
    Abstract: Some aspects of this disclosure generally are related to improving the robustness of a flexible circuit structure, for example, by providing fault-tolerant electrical pathways for flow of electric current through the flexible circuit structure. In some embodiments, such fault tolerance is enhanced by way of a conductive mesh provided between an adjacent pair of resistive elements. Some aspects are related to improved voltage, current, or voltage and current measurement associated with various pairs of adjacent resistive elements at least when the various pairs have differing distances between them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: KARDIUM INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Robert Weinkam, Shane Fredrick Miller-Tait, Fernando Luis de Souza Lopes
  • Publication number: 20190233531
    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 polypetpide. 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: January 3, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Clark Pan, Qun Zhou, James Stefano, Pradeep Dhal, Bo Chen, Diego Gianolio, Robert Miller, Huawei Qiu
  • Patent number: 10365059
    Abstract: A pistol having a pistol slide with apertures for receiving finger grips. The finger grips have an attachment scheme for slideably securing a striker housing inside the pistol slide. The striker housing retains a striker and a striker block, such that intricate machining is no longer required on the interior portions of the pistol slide to hold the striker or striker block. The striker housing has a planar protuberance that forms a ridge for being slidably received by corresponding wedges on the finger grip interior portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Taurus International Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Dustin Sroufe, Jesse Peyton, Kathryn Hack, Robert Miller
  • Patent number: 10364398
    Abstract: A feedstock delivery system transfers a carbonaceous material, such as municipal solid waste, into a product gas generation system. The feedstock delivery system includes a splitter for splitting bulk carbonaceous material into a plurality of carbonaceous material streams. Each stream is processed using a weighing system for gauging the quantity of carbonaceous material, a densification system for forming plugs of carbonaceous material, a de-densification system for breaking up the plugs of carbonaceous material, and a gas and carbonaceous material mixing system for forming a carbonaceous material and gas mixture. A pressure of the mixing gas is reduced prior to mixing with the carbonaceous material, and the carbonaceous material to gas weight ratio is monitored. A transport assembly conveys the carbonaceous material and gas mixture to a first reactor where at least the carbonaceous material within the mixture is subject to thermochemical reactions to form the product gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: ThermoChem Recovery International, Inc.
    Inventors: Ravi Chandran, Daniel A. Burciaga, Daniel Michael Leo, Shawn Robert Freitas, Dave G. Newport, Justin Kevin Miller, Kaitlin Emily Harrington, Brian Christopher Attwood, Emily Jane Schultheis, Kelly Ann Kishton
  • Publication number: 20190224676
    Abstract: An apparatus for directing fluid into and out of a fluidic device includes two or more fluid prime channels connected to a fluid inlet of the fluidic device, a flow control valve for each fluid prime channel to control flow between the fluid prime channel and the fluid inlet, one or more outlet channels connected to a fluid outlet of the fluidic device, and a flow control valve for each outlet channel to control flow between the fluid outlet and the associated outlet channel. An apparatus for delivering fluids to a fluid inlet includes a plate that is rotatable about an axis of rotation and a plurality of fluid compartments disposed on the plate, each compartment having a fluid exit port disposed at a common radial distance from the axis of rotation and positioned to align with the fluid inlet as the plate rotates about the axis of rotation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicants: Illumina, Inc., Illumina Cambridge Limited
    Inventors: Wesley A. COX-MURANAMI, Darren Robert SEGALE, Oliver Jon MILLER, Jennifer Olivia FOLEY, Tarun Kumar KHURANA, Paul CRIVELLI, Gary WATTS
  • Publication number: 20190225909
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to a lubricating oil composition having a sulfur content of up to 0.4 wt. % and a sulfated ash content of up to 0.6 wt. %, as determined by ASTM D874, comprising: a major amount of base oil; at least 0.02 wt. % of triazole compound; less than about 1.3 wt. % of a diphenylamine antioxidant; and at least 900 ppm of molybdenum from a molybdenum containing compound; wherein the lubricating oil composition is essentially free of ZnDTP. Also provided are methods for reducing wear and copper corrosion in an engine which is equipped with a diesel particulate filter (DPF) or a gasoline particulate filter (GPF) after treatment device system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: John Robert Miller, Kevin David Carabell
  • Publication number: 20190216279
    Abstract: A vacuum cleaner bag assembly is adapted to be removably disposed within a tank of a vacuum cleaner, and the bag assembly includes a panel assembly made from a first material and forming an enclosure having an interior volume, and an aperture extends through the panel assembly. A shield member may be disposed within the interior volume and secured to one or more portions of the panel assembly, and the shield member may comprise a second material that is different than the first material. The first material may have a wicking barrier that inhibits wicking when the bag assembly becomes wet. The shield member is adapted to protect a portion of the panel assembly when the vacuum cleaner bag assembly is disposed within the tank and, together with the wicking barrier and a properly chosen first material, enhances performance of the vacuum bag assembly when wet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: James P. Blackwell, JR., Robert Lent Crevling, JR., Jonathan Miller
  • Publication number: 20190218971
    Abstract: A heat engine comprising a compressor providing a flow of compressed air from a core flowpath of the heat engine; a cooled cooling air (CCA) heat exchanger system to which the flow of compressed air is provided from the compressor; a coolant supply system providing a flow of coolant to the CCA heat exchanger in thermal communication with the flow of compressed air at the CCA heat exchanger, in which the coolant supply system and CCA heat exchanger together define a CCA circuit through which the compressed air flows in thermal communication with the coolant; and a hot section disposed downstream of the compressor section along the core flowpath through which combustion gases flow, in which the hot section defines a secondary flowpath through which the flow of compressed air from the CCA heat exchanger is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel Alan Niergarth, Brandon Wayne Miller, Jeffrey Douglas Rambo, Matthew Robert Cerny
  • Publication number: 20190217353
    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: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: RAVI CHANDRAN, Daniel A. BURCIAGA, Daniel Michael LEO, Shawn Robert FREITAS, Dave G. NEWPORT, Justin Kevin MILLER, Kaitlin Emily HARRINGTON, Brian ATTWOOD Christopher
  • Publication number: 20190210942
    Abstract: Methods for making higher-octane fuel components from a feed stream of C8+ paraffins, including catalytically cracking the C8+ paraffins using a Zeolite catalyst to produce a reaction product of mid-chain paraffins and olefins and short-chain paraffins and olefins. The reaction product comprises liquid phase paraffins having an increased Octane Value over the feed stream paraffins. The reaction product further comprises a gas phase of short-chain paraffins which are separated from the liquid phase. In embodiments, the short chain olefins are hydrogenated to form mid-chain paraffins and a gas phase containing short-chain paraffins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: Swift Fuels, LLC
    Inventors: Chris D'Acosta, Jeffery Miller, Robert Hoch
  • Publication number: 20190211280
    Abstract: Provided is an internal combustion engine lubricating oil composition which comprises a major amount of an oil of lubricating viscosity; one or more oil soluble or oil dispersible organic acid anhydrides, said anhydride comprising at least one hydrocarbyl or hydrocarbylene moiety having from about 10 to about 400 carbon atoms; and an oil soluble or oil dispersible secondary hydrocarbylamine compound, a tertiary hydrocarbylamine compound, or combinations thereof. Also provided is a method for maintaining and/or increasing fresh oil TBN of a lubricating oil composition while at the same time improving seal performance in an internal combustion engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Seyedeh Mahboobeh Hosseini, John Robert Miller, Kevin David Carabell
  • Patent number: D853324
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Hollowick Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Miller, Joel C. Nye, Robert Longo
  • Patent number: D858240
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph B. Cooper, Jason Busschaert, Robert Schoch, David Miller
  • Patent number: D859115
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph B. Cooper, Jason Busschaert, Robert Schoch, David Miller