Patents by Inventor Scott Miller

Scott 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: 11357394
    Abstract: Endoscopic instruments, such as endoscopes, and devices and methods for cleaning endoscopic instruments are provided. A cleaning device for use with an endoscopic instrument comprises an elongate member configured for advancement through an internal lumen within the endoscopic instrument and a cleaning member removably coupled to a portion of the elongate member. The cleaning element comprises a variable pressure region shaped and configured to increase the hydrodynamic fluid friction force and fluid pressure force of a cleaner or detergent against the wall of the internal lumen of the endoscope to more effectively clean all internal surfaces of an endoscopic instrument, including crevasses, scratches or other irregularities, without further damaging these surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Inventors: Scott Miller, Frank Carter, Carl Gauger
  • Publication number: 20220175235
    Abstract: Endoscopic instruments, such as endoscopes, and devices and methods for cleaning endoscopic instruments are provided. A cleaning device for use with an endoscopic instrument comprises an elongate member configured for advancement through an internal lumen within the endoscopic instrument and a cleaning member removably coupled to a portion of the elongate member. The cleaning element comprises a variable pressure region shaped and configured to increase the hydrodynamic fluid friction force and fluid pressure force of a cleaner or detergent against the wall of the internal lumen of the endoscope to more effectively clean all internal surfaces of an endoscopic instrument, including crevasses, scratches or other irregularities, without further damaging these surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2022
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Inventors: Scott Miller, Frank Carter, Carl Gauger
  • Publication number: 20220179403
    Abstract: An industrial development hub (IDH) supports industrial development and testing capabilities that are offered as a cloud-based service. The IDH comprises an enhanced storage platform and associated design tools that serve as a repository on which customers can store control project code, device configurations, and other digital aspects of an industrial automation project. The IDH system can facilitate discovery and management of digital content associated with control systems, and can be used for system backup and restore, code conversion, and version management.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2022
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Inventors: Scott A. Miller, Nathan Reynolds, Christopher Wayne Como, Nathaniel S Sandler, Ryan P Dunn, Bruce T. McCleave, JR., Kyle Reissner, Stephen C. Briant
  • Publication number: 20220170201
    Abstract: A process for forming a splittable fiber having the steps of providing a multicomponent fiber; or a multicomponent staple fiber, providing a finish material, and at least partially coating the multicomponent fiber with the finish material to form a splittable fiber. The multicomponent fiber; or a multicomponent staple fiber, contains a first thermoplastic segment comprising polymer component A and a second thermoplastic segment comprising polymer component B. The finish material has an evaporation point of less than about 160° C. A process for forming a nonwoven fabric, a split multicomponent fiber, a split multicomponent fiber with a durable charge, a nonwoven fabric, and a filter and/or a spun yarn formed by the fibers herein is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2021
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Inventors: JEFFREY SCOTT DUGAN, SCOTT CHRISTOPHER KEELER, WILLIAM CAMERON MILLER, ROBERT GILLION SANDERS
  • Patent number: 11332524
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to anti-IL-27 antibodies, and antigen-binding portions thereof. The disclosure also relates to methods for treating or ameliorating one or more symptoms of a disease, such as cancer, by administering the antibodies or antigen-binding portion thereof. The disclosure also relates to methods for detecting IL-27 in, for example, a subject or a sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignees: Surface Oncology, Inc., Adimab LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Hill, Scott Chappel, Michael Gladstone, Bianka Prinz, Andrew Lake, Christine Miller, Kerry White, Jing Hua, Pamela M. Holland, Matthew Rausch, Devapregasan Moodley
  • Patent number: 11331674
    Abstract: An embodiment provides a device for mixing at least two reagent fluids, the mixed at least two reagent fluids being used for the measurement of a chemical attribute of a sample, including: a housing; at least two inlet ports, each to receive fluid in a premix state; an outlet port to dispense fluid in a postmix state; and a surface of a lumen for mixing, located within the housing, having a predetermined length, wherein the surface of the lumen is located between the at least two inlet ports and the outlet port, wherein the at least two inlet ports transition into the surface of the lumen, wherein the predetermined length is of a length allowing for sufficient mixing of the fluids received by the at least two inlet ports, wherein the surface of the lumen comprises at least one anti-siphoning element and a plurality of weirs to create a disturbance of a fluid contained therein, wherein the at least two fluids each comprise a reagent for a measurement of a chemical attribute of a sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: HACH COMPANY
    Inventors: Jordan Vin Raviv, Cory Scott Miller, Ralf Leidner, Robert Allen Luther
  • Publication number: 20220146888
    Abstract: A display device comprises a waveguide configured to guide light in a lateral direction parallel to an output surface of the waveguide. The waveguide is further configured to outcouple the guided light through the output surface. The display device additionally comprises a broadband adaptive lens assembly configured to incouple and to diffract therethrough the outcoupled light from the waveguide. The broadband adaptive lens assembly comprises a first waveplate lens comprising a liquid crystal (LC) layer arranged such that the waveplate lens has birefringence (?n) that varies in a radially outward direction from a central region of the first waveplate lens and configured to diffract the outcoupled light at a diffraction efficiency greater than 90% within a wavelength range including at least 450 nm to 630 nm. The broadband adaptive lens assembly is configured to be selectively switched between a plurality of states having different optical powers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Chulwoo Oh, Ravi Kumar Komanduri, Roy Matthew Patterson, Charles Scott Carden, Michael Nevin Miller, Vikramjit Singh
  • Patent number: 11326698
    Abstract: A disc for a multiple orifice valve includes a disc body and a disc orifice extending through the disc body. A disc surface of the disc body includes a recessed portion and a raised portion that at least partially circumferentially surrounds the recessed portion. The recessed portion is configured not to contact an opposed disc when the disc is assembled within a housing of the multiple orifice valve, and the raised portion is configured to contact the opposed disc when the disc is assembled within the housing of the multiple orifice valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: CAMERON INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Scott A. Miller, Ghulam A. Barkatally, Jerry A. Martino, Declan Elliott, Andrew Twining
  • Publication number: 20220133132
    Abstract: An endoscope accessory, such as a coupler device, is provided that includes a main body with a visualization section for allowing viewing of tissue by the endoscope and a proximal end configured for attachment to a distal end portion of the endoscope. The device includes a passage within the main body having an open distal end and a proximal end aligned with the working channel of the endoscope. A locking element on the coupler device secures an angle of exit of an instrument passing through the passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2022
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventor: Scott MILLER
  • Patent number: 11321068
    Abstract: A computer implemented method uses memory coherence to enhance latency and bandwidth performance, the method including receiving, by a host, a call from an application. The method also includes, determining that the call includes a device allocation command, wherein the device allocation command is configured to allocate a set of data on a graphical processing unit. The method further includes intercepting the call. The method includes, initiating an alternate data allocation command; and returning the alternate data allocation command to the application. Further aspects of the present disclosure are directed to systems and computer program products containing functionality consistent with the method described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: William P. LePera, Austen William Lauria, Scott Miller, Sameh Sherif Sharkawi
  • Publication number: 20220125287
    Abstract: Endoscopic instruments, such as endoscopes, and devices and methods for cleaning endoscopic instruments are provided. A cleaning device for use with an endoscopic instrument comprises an elongate member configured for advancement through an internal lumen within the endoscopic instrument and a cleaning member removably coupled to a portion of the elongate member. The cleaning element comprises a variable pressure region shaped and configured to increase the hydrodynamic fluid friction force and fluid pressure force of a cleaner or detergent against the wall of the internal lumen of the endoscope to more effectively clean all internal surfaces of an endoscopic instrument, including crevasses, scratches or other irregularities, without further damaging these surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2021
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Inventors: Scott Miller, Frank Carter, Carl Gauger
  • Publication number: 20220125281
    Abstract: An endoscope accessory, such as a coupler device, is provided that includes a main body with a visualization section for allowing viewing of tissue by the endoscope and a proximal end configured for attachment to a distal end portion of the endoscope. The device includes a passage within the main body having an exit portal and a proximal end aligned with the working channel of the endoscope. An instrument passing through the passage is capable of angular adjustment relative to the main body of the coupler device by actuation of the endoscope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2022
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Inventor: Scott MILLER
  • Publication number: 20220114024
    Abstract: On a first compute resource, execution of a first task is triggered, execution of a portion of the first task being conditioned on a second task executing on a second compute resource. A state indicator of the second task is monitored, the state indicator indicating whether or not the second task is currently executing on the second compute resource. Responsive to the state indicator indicating that the second task is not currently executing, execution of the portion of the first task is suspended. A change in the state indicator is determined to have occurred. Responsive to the determining, received connection information for the second task is forwarded to the first task. Execution of the portion of the first task is re-triggered on the first compute resource.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Scott Miller, Austen William Lauria, Sameh Sherif Sharkawi, William P. LePera
  • Publication number: 20220113705
    Abstract: A cloud-based industrial data services (IDS) architecture leverage smart tags, asset models, and data service applications to facilitate secure transaction and exchange of contextualized factory data between different parties as part of a combined technology and commerce platform, or to perform provide asset owners with insights into operation of their industrial assets. The IDS platform supports a set of services that connect providers of smart industrial devices to plant floor and systems owned by the end users of these devices. The cloud-based platform allows asset providers to publish data service applications for purchase and use by end users of their assets, and allows equipment owners to control remote access to selected sets of their industrial data via the cloud platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Inventors: JOACHIM THOMSEN, STEPHEN C. BRIANT, MANUEL SUKERMAN, JUERGEN K. WEINHOFER, SUJEET CHAND, SCOTT A. MILLER, NOEL HENDERSON, BRUCE E. HAMMON
  • Patent number: 11294360
    Abstract: An industrial development hub (IDH) supports industrial development and testing capabilities that are offered as a cloud-based service. The IDH comprises an enhanced storage platform and associated design tools that serve as a repository on which customers can store control project code, device configurations, and other digital aspects of an industrial automation project. The IDH system can facilitate discovery and management of digital content associated with control systems, and can be used for system backup and restore, code conversion, and version management.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott A. Miller, Nathan Reynolds, Christopher Wayne Como, Nathaniel S Sandler, Ryan P Dunn, Bruce T. McCleave, Jr., Kyle Reissner, Stephen C. Briant
  • Publication number: 20220100171
    Abstract: An industrial information hub (IDH) serves as a single industrial ecosystem platform where multiple participants can deliver repeatable and standardized services relevant to their core competencies. The IIH system is centered around the development of an ecosystem that creates and delivers value to users—including industrial enterprises, OEMs, system integrators, vendors, etc.—through the aggregation of digital content and domain expertise. The IIH system serves as a trusted information broker between the ecosystem and the OT environments of plant facilities, and provides a platform for connecting assets, contextualizing asset data and providing secure access to the ecosystem. Additionally, the IIH system provides tools and support to OEMs and other subject matter experts, allowing those experts to enable their digital assets for use in the ecosystem. The IIH system reduces the cost and risks for digital transformation of industrial assets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Inventors: Scott A. Miller, Nathan Reynolds, Christopher Wayne Como, Nathaniel S. Sandler, Ryan P. Dunn, Bruce T. McCleave, JR., Kyle Reissner, Stephen C. Briant
  • Patent number: 11285583
    Abstract: Examples provide a method and apparatus for fastener pin removal. A fastener pin removal tool includes a tool body having a workpiece interface surface, a threaded hole and opposing side edges. A fitting is coupled to the end of the threaded screw that is proximate the workpiece interface surface. The fitting includes a keyhole-slot configured to receive the head of a pin. The keyhole-slot defines a set of spaced-apart jaws configured to engage the head of the pin that is received within the keyhole-slot. A rotational end-piece is coupled to the threaded screw and rotates to cause the fitting and the set of spaced-apart jaws to pull the head of the pin received within the keyhole-slot. As the rotational end-piece pulls the pin head, the pin is removed from a workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Mark A. Stuart, Scott A. Miller
  • Publication number: 20220091591
    Abstract: An industrial information hub (IDH) serves as a single industrial ecosystem platform where multiple participants can deliver repeatable and standardized services relevant to their core competencies. The IIH system is centered around the development of an ecosystem that creates and delivers value to users—including industrial enterprises, OEMs, system integrators, vendors, etc.—through the aggregation of digital content and domain expertise. The IIH system serves as a trusted information broker between the ecosystem and the OT environments of plant facilities, and provides a platform for connecting assets, contextualizing asset data and providing secure access to the ecosystem. Additionally, the IIH system provides tools and support to OEMs and other subject matter experts, allowing those experts to enable their digital assets for use in the ecosystem. The IIH system reduces the cost and risks for digital modeling of industrial assets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Inventors: Scott A. Miller, Nathan Reynolds, Christopher Wayne Como, Nathaniel S Sandler, Ryan P Dunn, Bruce T. McCleave, JR., Kyle Reissner, Stephen C. Briant
  • Publication number: 20220079425
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for the non-traumatic removal of a variety of devices placed over, or on, endoscopic instruments or endoscopes. A device removal system includes a removal element for gripping the device having a body with a central portion and adjacent gripping arms movably coupled to the central portion. The system further includes an insertion device coupled to the removal element and an expanding instrument. The insertion device has an elongate shaft configured for advancement into an opening or channel within the device to be removed. The expanding instrument is configured for insertion into the insertion device to expand the shaft of the insertion device and obtain a firmer grip on the device, thereby reducing the local pressure applied to any one portion of the device, which reduces the wear and tear on the instrument and minimizes damage to epoxy joints and other sealed areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Inventor: Scott Miller
  • Publication number: 20220083926
    Abstract: An industrial development hub (IDH) supports industrial development and testing capabilities that are offered as a cloud-based service. The IDH comprises an enhanced storage platform and associated design tools that serve as a repository on which customers can store control project code, device configurations, and other digital aspects of an industrial automation project. The IDH system can facilitate discovery and management of digital content associated with control systems, and can be used for system backup and restore, code conversion, and version management. The IDH also supports simulation-based design and testing tools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Inventors: Scott A. Miller, Nathan Reynolds, Christopher Wayne Como, Nathaniel S. Sandler, Ryan P. Dunn, Bruce T. McCleave, JR., Kyle Reissner, Stephen C. Briant