Patents by Inventor Robin Miller

Robin 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: 11382639
    Abstract: A medical drive unit receives and rotationally drives a medical, preferably surgical tool, by a motor, preferably an electric motor, housed in the drive unit which can be operated via a control or regulation unit. The medical drive unit includes a sensor device for directly or indirectly detecting or determining a movement of the drive unit or a holding movement of the user which is triggered by the motor corresponding to the power applied to the tool and a kickback control which automatically effects a reduction of the driving power or turning off of the motor upon detection of a predetermined drive unit or holding movement or a predetermined drive-unit or holding-movement amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: AESCULAP AG
    Inventors: Simon Miller, Robin Andris, Tom Fesenmeyer
  • Patent number: 10430412
    Abstract: When content is shared, the sharer of the content is identified, as are the audience members. An entry is generated in a data store that identifies the content, the sharer and the audience members. Content retrieval requests can then be processed against the data store to identify and return content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Robin Miller, Ashok Kuppusamy, Thanuja Priyadarshani, Stefan Debald, Manolis Platakis, Sangram Jyoti Bal
  • Patent number: 10169457
    Abstract: A personalized view of insights into social activity surrounding a content item is provided that may indicate to a user why a given piece of content may be interesting to him/her. A user's activities, as well as the activities of others (e.g., colleagues of the user) may be shown, including such items as a total number of views, comments, followers, and likes associated with the content item. The insights view may be personalized based on the user's relationships with other users in association with the content item. The user may learn through the personalized view who among his/her relationships have commented, edited, shared, or liked the content item, as well as, how many of the user's colleagues have viewed the content item. In addition, through a search function that may be applied to the view content, a user may learn about related content items based on the social insights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Robin Miller, Stefan Debald, Viral Shah, Joshua Stickler, Fredrik Holm, Ashok Kuppusamy, Øyvind Linna Eikeland, Mathuranthagaa Selvarathnam, Marcin Łukasz Roman, Colamba Patabedige Janaka Chathuranga Perera, Bjørnstein Lilleby, Rune Devik, Sangram Jyoti Bal
  • Publication number: 20170102386
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a method of identifying or separating activated regulatory T cells that have a demethylated Foxp3 TSDR region from a mixture of activated T cells. The mixture is depleted of cells bearing the CD154 molecule (CD40 ligand). The desired cells can be recovered using a Treg marker such as CD25, GITR, CTLA4, CD137, latent TGF-beta (LAP), GARP (LRRC32) or CD121a/b. The Treg cells having a demethylated Foxp3 TSDR region can be used, for example for preparation of pharmaceutical compositions for use in treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Applicant: Miltenyi Biotech GmbH
    Inventors: Anne Schönbrunn, Dan Robin Miller, Siegfried Kohler, Marco Frentsch, Andreas Thiel
  • Patent number: 9523076
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of identifying and separating non-regulatory T-cells (conventional T-cells) from a mixture comprising regulatory T-cells by using of the CD154 molecule (CD40 ligand) through depletion of CD154+ T-cells from the mixture or in combination with additional positive selection of Treg using markers that are specific for regulatory T-cells, such as for example, CD25, GITR, CTLA4 or markers which are specific for activated regulatory T-cells, such as, for example, CD137, “latent TGF-beta (LAP)”, GARP (LRRC32), CD121a/b, thereby generating a cell composition of activated Treg cells. The invention relates also to a kit comprising an antibody for detecting CD154 and at least one additional antibody for detecting markers for activated or non-activated regulatory T-cells. The antibodies can be coupled to a fluorescent dye or magnetic microparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: MILTENYI BIOTEC GMBH
    Inventors: Anne Schönbrunn, Dan Robin Miller, Siegfried Kohler, Marco Frentsch, Andreas Thiel
  • Patent number: 9259154
    Abstract: Apparatus for monitoring an ECG signal comprises a first body wearable part 1 for receiving a physiological signal and comprising processing means, a memory, and a wireless transceiver, the memory storing a plurality of signal segment templates. The processing means is arranged to compare and match segments of the physiological signal to the stored template. The apparatus further comprises a second part 4 comprising a wireless transceiver and processing means, the processing means being arranged to generate and/or modify signal segment templates, and to cause said transceiver of the second part to transmit generated or modified templates to the first part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Toumaz Technology Limited
    Inventors: Robin Miller, Alison Burdett
  • Patent number: 9252818
    Abstract: An RF transceiver apparatus has transmitter circuitry receiving transmission signals at a transmitter baseband frequency and converting the signals to a transmission frequency, and receiver circuitry receiving signals at a reception frequency and converting to a receiver baseband frequency. A first digital local oscillator and a first mixer convert between the transmitter baseband frequency and a transmitter intermediate frequency. A second digital local oscillator and a second mixer convert between a receiver intermediate frequency and the receiver baseband frequency. A third mixer frequency receives a local oscillator signal for frequency conversion between the transmitter intermediate frequency and the transmission frequency. A fourth mixer frequency receives a local oscillator signal for frequency conversion between the reception frequency and the receiver intermediate frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Lime Microsystems LTD
    Inventors: Srdjan Milenkovic, Robin Miller, Ebrahim Bushehri
  • Publication number: 20150248459
    Abstract: When content is shared, the sharer of the content is identified, as are the audience members. An entry is generated in a data store that identifies the content, the sharer and the audience members. Content retrieval requests can then be processed against the data store to identify and return content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Publication date: September 3, 2015
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Robin Miller, Ashok Kuppusamy, Thanuja Priyadarshani, Stefan Debald, Manolis Platakis, Sangram Jyoti Bal
  • Publication number: 20150248480
    Abstract: A personalized view of insights into social activity surrounding a content item is provided that may indicate to a user why a given piece of content may be interesting to him/her. A user's activities, as well as the activities of others (e.g., colleagues of the user) may be shown, including such items as a total number of views, comments, followers, and likes associated with the content item. The insights view may be personalized based on the user's relationships with other users in association with the content item. The user may learn through the personalized view who among his/her relationships have commented, edited, shared, or liked the content item, as well as, how many of the user's colleagues have viewed the content item. In addition, through a search function that may be applied to the view content, a user may learn about related content items based on the social insights.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Publication date: September 3, 2015
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Robin Miller, Stefan Debald, Viral Shah, Joshua Stickler, Fredrik Holm, Ashok Kuppusamy, Øyvind Linna Eikeland, Mathuranthagaa Selvarathnam, Marcin Lukasz Roman, Colamba Patabedige Janaka Chathuranga Perera, Bjørnstein Lilleby, Rune Devik, Sangram Jyoti Bal
  • Publication number: 20140235182
    Abstract: An RF transceiver apparatus has transmitter circuitry receiving transmission signals at a transmitter baseband frequency and converting the signals to a transmission frequency, and receiver circuitry receiving signals at a reception frequency and converting to a receiver baseband frequency. A first digital local oscillator and a first mixer convert between the transmitter baseband frequency and a transmitter intermediate frequency. A second digital local oscillator and a second mixer convert between a receiver intermediate frequency and the receiver baseband frequency. A third mixer frequency receives a local oscillator signal for frequency conversion between the transmitter intermediate frequency and the transmission frequency. A fourth mixer frequency receives a local oscillator signal for frequency conversion between the reception frequency and the receiver intermediate frequency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventors: Srdjan Milenkovic, Robin Miller, Ebrahim Bushehri
  • Publication number: 20080214946
    Abstract: Apparatus for monitoring an ECG signal comprises a first body wearable part 1 for receiving a physiological signal and comprising processing means, a memory, and a wireless transceiver, the memory storing a plurality of signal segment templates. The processing means is arranged to compare and match segments of the physiological signal to the stored template. The apparatus further comprises a second part 4 comprising a wireless transceiver and processing means, the processing means being arranged to generate and/or modify signal segment templates, and to cause said transceiver of the second part to transmit generated or modified templates to the first part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2006
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Inventors: Robin Miller, Alison Burdett
  • Publication number: 20070107993
    Abstract: A guide rail (24) for an elevator system (20) includes an aluminum body having a base portion (30) and a nose portion (32). A covering (40), which is made from a steel sheet in one example, covers over a distal end (36) of the nose portion (32) to provide a braking surface for a conventional braking device to selectively prevent movement of an elevator car (22). In one example, a high temperature bonding material (42) secures the covering to the nose portion of the guide rail. In one example, the guide rail body is made from extruded aluminum and the covering comprises steel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2003
    Publication date: May 17, 2007
    Inventors: Robin Miller, Vijay Jayachandran
  • Publication number: 20070051563
    Abstract: A brake mechanism (10) for an elevator (2) is activated in response to an electronic control signal to prevent movement of an elevator car (16) under predetermined conditions. The brake mechanism is preferably a safety mechanism (10) and does not require a governor sheave, a governor rope, or a tension sheave. The safety mechanism in one disclosed example utilizes a solenoid actuator (22b) and an electric motor (40) and gear box assembly (42) to move safety wedges (18) into engagement with a guide rail (20) to stop the elevator car (16). The safety wedges (18) are held in a non-deployed position during normal elevator operation. If there is a power loss or if elevator car speed exceeds a predetermined threshold, an electronic control signal activates the safety mechanism (10) causing the solenoid to release, which causes the safety wedges (18) move in a direction opposite to that of a safety housing (12) mounted for movement with the elevator car (16).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2003
    Publication date: March 8, 2007
    Inventors: Jae-Hyuk Oh, Robin Miller, Richard Peruggi, Samuel Wan, Anthony Cooney, Adriana Bacellar, Pei-Yuan Peng
  • Publication number: 20060243534
    Abstract: An elevator (20) includes a sill (38) that extends out from underneath an elevator car (30) to bridge an operating gap (26) between the car (30) and a landing (24). When an elevator door (34) is aligned with a landing door (36), the sill (38) extends outwardly from the car (30) until the sill (38) makes contact with a landing structure (40). A locking mechanism (52) securely locks the sill (38) to the landing structure (40). In one example, once proper sill alignment and locking engagement occurs, a door moving mechanism (50) is released and the elevator (34) and landing (36) doors open.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2003
    Publication date: November 2, 2006
    Applicant: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Robin Miller, Timothy Galante
  • Publication number: 20060204892
    Abstract: The present invention provides new photoresist compositions that comprise a resin binder, a photoactive component, particularly an acid generator, and a dye material that contains one or more chromophores that can reduce undesired reflections of exposure radiation. Preferred dye compounds are polymeric materials that include one or more chromophores such as anthracene and other polycyclic moieties that effectively absorb deep UV exposure radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2006
    Publication date: September 14, 2006
    Applicant: Shipley
    Inventors: James Mori, James Thackeray, Roger Sinta, Rosemary Bell, Robin Miller-Fahey, Timothy Adams, Thomas Zydowsky, Edward Pavelchek, Manuel doCanto
  • Publication number: 20060192453
    Abstract: An elevator machine (12) has a plurality of identical transverse flux rotor/stator modules (28-30) of a generally cylindrical configuration arranged contiguously on a common shaft (21) to provide torque to the shaft equal to the torque capability of the modules times the number of modules. A disc brake (49) is integrated with the motor; a two-sided brake disc (49) has friction pads (92, 93) on both sides, braking force being applied to motor end plate (14) and through the brake disc to a stator (60) of one phase (30) of the motor. A process (113) forms variously-sized motors from identically sized modular components, in various configurations (12, 100, 110).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2003
    Publication date: August 31, 2006
    Inventors: Jacek Gieras, Kitty Liu, Robin Miller, Zbigniew Piech, Paul Wagner
  • Publication number: 20060125714
    Abstract: A heads-up display for a vehicle is in contrast to the windshield behind the display or the environment outside of the vehicle windshield. In this way, the heads-up display is more visible than prior art heads-up displays. In one embodiment, the windshield is tinted to be in contrast with the color of the heads-up display, at least over a small area. In other embodiments, the image forward of the vehicle is captured and sent to a control for the heads-up display. The heads-up display is then modified to be in contrast with the environment approaching the vehicle. In another embodiment, the window is modified to have a back glow over a small area. The heads-up display is directed onto this small area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2006
    Publication date: June 15, 2006
    Applicant: Lear Automotive Dearborn, Inc.
    Inventor: Robin Miller
  • Publication number: 20050193852
    Abstract: A transmission provides for the application of higher design allowables in bending, pitting, and scoring, as enabled by surface-engineering (SE) processes such as isotropic superfinishing and Me-DLC coating to effect increases in the power density of transmission systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2004
    Publication date: September 8, 2005
    Inventors: Clark Cooper, Charles Isabelle, Harsh Vinayak, Jules Kish, Robin Miller, Glenn Levasseur, Edward Karedes, Anthony Chory, Stephen Sammataro, Michael Mullen, Bruce Hansen, Mark Davis
  • Publication number: 20050150223
    Abstract: A plurality of individual shape memory alloy (SMA) wires are formed into a SMA bundle to increase force output therefrom. The SMA bundle has a parent shape and a deformed shape. The SMA bundle in the deformed shape resumes its parent shape once the SMA bundle is heated to generate increased force output. The SMA wires can be configured into strands, ropes, arrays or other shapes. The SMA material is also used in a variety of actuators for generating substantially continuous motion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2005
    Publication date: July 14, 2005
    Applicant: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Nancy Rey, Robin Miller, Thomas Tillman, Robert Rukus, John Kettle