Patents by Inventor Shane Miller

Shane 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: 11124413
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally in gaseous oxygen propulsion systems with solid-phase chemical oxygen generation for in-space propulsion systems. Chemical oxygen generation is provided by alkali metal chlorates, alkali metal perchlorates or metal peroxides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Shane Bucy Coogan, Michael A. Miller
  • Patent number: 11109495
    Abstract: A display system (10) comprises a display (12) of one or more display surfaces (24), each formed from a plurality of display modules (14) arranged in proximity. Each display module comprising light-emitting elements configured to collectively display information. The display system also comprises one or more tension members (30) and one or more base supporting members (32) connected to the one or more tension members and positioned proximate to one or more of the display modules located at a vertical base of the display. The one or more base supporting members are coupled to the display modules located at the vertical base such that the one or more base supporting members provide underlying support to the plurality of display modules. The one or more tension members and the one or more base supporting members support the weight of the display when the one or more tension members are connected to a support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Daktronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Kent Shane Miller, Ashton Flowers, Jon Settingsgard
  • Patent number: 11045305
    Abstract: Soft tissue retention devices, instrumentation and related methods are disclosed. The devices include a first member comprising a first head portion and a first threaded shaft portion extending from the first head portion that define a cannulated opening extending therethrough, and a second member comprising a second head portion and a second threaded shaft portion extending from the second head portion that define a cannulated opening that extends therethrough. The inner sides of the first and second head portions includes a row of teeth extending about the periphery thereof. The first head portion also includes a plurality of through holes positioned between the first threaded shaft portion and the row of teeth. The outer sides of the first and second head portions include non-circular drive openings. The instrumentation comprise a handle portion with a through aperture that allows for a user's finger to extend therethrough during an implantation procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Paragon 28, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas K. Blacklidge, Frank S. Bono, Benjamin Majors, Randy Allard, Shane Miller
  • Publication number: 20210045732
    Abstract: Soft tissue retention devices, instrumentation and related methods are disclosed. The devices include a first member comprising a first head portion and a first threaded shaft portion extending from the first head portion that define a cannulated opening extending therethrough, and a second member comprising a second head portion and a second threaded shaft portion extending from the second head portion that define a cannulated opening that extends therethrough. The inner sides of the first and second head portions includes a row of teeth extending about the periphery thereof. The first head portion also includes a plurality of through holes positioned between the first threaded shaft portion and the row of teeth. The outer sides of the first and second head portions include non-circular drive openings. The instrumentation comprise a handle portion with a through aperture that allows for a user's finger to extend therethrough during an implantation procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: Paragon 28, Inc.
    Inventors: Randy ALLARD, Shane MILLER, Douglas K. BLACKLIDGE
  • Patent number: 10806041
    Abstract: A display comprises a mounting structure comprising one or more structural members (122) having a first face (136) and a second face (138), a first plurality of display modules (112) mounted to the first faces of the one or more structural members with a plurality of magnetic mounts (19A, 110B), wherein the first plurality of display modules are arranged in proximity to form a first display surface, and one or more tension members coupled to the mounting structure, wherein the one or more tension members support the display when the one or more tension members are connected to a support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Daktronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Kent Shane Miller, Ashton Flowers, Mark Bryon Carsrud
  • Publication number: 20200080683
    Abstract: A display module comprises a support, a plurality of light-emitting elements coupled to the support and a latch mechanism to removeably couple the support to a chassis. The latch mechanism includes a movable member, a latch member, and a linkage mechanism. The movable member is moved from a first position to a second position when magnetically engaged by a tool magnet. The latch member moves between a first latch member position and a second latch member position and can engage a chassis mating structure when in the first latch member position. The linkage mechanism mechanically connects the movable member to the latch member so that they move together such that the latch member is in the first latch member position when the movable member is in the first position and is in the second latch member position when the movable member is in the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Ashton Flowers, Kent Shane Miller, Jon Settingsgard
  • Publication number: 20190371212
    Abstract: A display (10) comprises a mounting structure (20) comprising one or more composite members (22) having a first face and a second face, a first plurality of display modules (12) mounted to the first face of the one or more composite members and arranged in proximity to form a first display surface, and one or more tension members (24) coupled to the mounting structure, wherein the one or more tension members support the display when the one or more tension members are connected to a support structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Kent Shane Miller, Ashton Flowers, Mark Bryon Carsrud, Jon Settingsgard
  • Publication number: 20190373745
    Abstract: A display system (10) comprises a display (12) of one or more display surfaces (24), each formed from a plurality of display modules (14) arranged in proximity. Each display module comprising light-emitting elements configured to collectively display information. The display system also comprises one or more tension members (30) and one or more base supporting members (32) connected to the one or more tension members and positioned proximate to one or more of the display modules located at a vertical base of the display. The one or more base supporting members are coupled to the display modules located at the vertical base such that the one or more base supporting members provide underlying support to the plurality of display modules. The one or more tension members and the one or more base supporting members support the weight of the display when the one or more tension members are connected to a support structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Kent Shane Miller, Ashton Flowers, Jon Settingsgard
  • Publication number: 20190350695
    Abstract: Soft tissue retention devices, instrumentation and related methods are disclosed. The devices include a first member comprising a first head portion and a first threaded shaft portion extending from the first head portion that define a cannulated opening extending therethrough, and a second member comprising a second head portion and a second threaded shaft portion extending from the second head portion that define a cannulated opening that extends therethrough. The inner sides of the first and second head portions includes a row of teeth extending about the periphery thereof. The first head portion also includes a plurality of through holes positioned between the first threaded shaft portion and the row of teeth. The outer sides of the first and second head portions include non-circular drive openings. The instrumentation comprise a handle portion with a through aperture that allows for a user's finger to extend therethrough during an implantation procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: Paragon 28, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas K. BLACKLIDGE, Frank S. BONO, Benjamin MAJORS, Randy ALLARD, Shane MILLER
  • Publication number: 20190350094
    Abstract: A display comprises a mounting structure comprising one or more structural members (122) having a first face (136) and a second face (138), a first plurality of display modules (112) mounted to the first faces of the one or more structural members with a plurality of magnetic mounts (19A, 110B), wherein the first plurality of display modules are arranged in proximity to form a first display surface, and one or more tension members coupled to the mounting structure, wherein the one or more tension members support the display when the one or more tension members are connected to a support structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Kent Shane Miller, Ashton Flowers, Mark Bryon Carsrud
  • Publication number: 20190059598
    Abstract: A configurable seating assembly includes a plurality of rectangular pad assemblies disposed within a durable cover assembly. The cover includes a generally triangular or tapered upper chamber forming a back support portion above a generally rectangular lower chamber forming a body support portion. A wedge assembly, manufactured from a foam material, is removably positioned in the upper chamber, and the pads, manufactured from a foam material, are positioned in the compartments of a separator assembly within the lower chamber thereby providing a seating apparatus. A front panel at the forward end of the lower chamber provides an opening into the cover assembly allowing insertion and removal of the wedge and pads. The pads may be removed from the cover and arranged on the floor providing pads for sleeping. The front panel is releasably secured to the cover by cooperating removable connectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Chad Shane MILLER, Joseph Charles BONNER
  • Publication number: 20180310715
    Abstract: A cover assembly internally supported by a removable irregular object provides a seating apparatus. A top cover and a bottom cover are separated allowing access to the object within. A cushion assembly conforms to the irregular upper surface of the object forming a generally uniform top surface for the cover assembly. Foam structural supports in the corners of the cover assembly provide additional structural support and padding. A back support provides support for a person sitting on the cover assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Joseph Charles BONNER, Chad Shane MILLER
  • Patent number: 10028590
    Abstract: A cover assembly internally supported by a removable irregular object provides a seating apparatus. A top cover and a bottom cover are separated allowing access to the object within. A cushion assembly conforms to the irregular upper surface of the object forming a generally uniform top surface for the cover assembly. Foam structural supports in the corners of the cover assembly provide additional structural support and padding. A back support provides support for a person sitting on the cover assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: American National Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Charles Bonner, Chad Shane Miller
  • Publication number: 20180027975
    Abstract: A configurable seating assembly includes a plurality of rectangular pad assemblies disposed within a durable cover assembly. The cover includes a generally triangular or tapered upper chamber forming a back support portion above a generally rectangular lower chamber forming a body support portion. A wedge assembly, manufactured from a foam material, is removably positioned in the upper chamber, and the pads, manufactured from a foam material, are positioned in the compartments of a separator assembly within the lower chamber thereby providing a seating apparatus. A front panel at the forward end of the lower chamber provides an opening into the cover assembly allowing insertion and removal of the wedge and pads. The pads may be removed from the cover and arranged on the floor providing pads for sleeping. The front panel is releasably secured to the cover by cooperating removable connectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Chad Shane MILLER, Joseph Charles BONNER
  • Patent number: 9814319
    Abstract: A configurable seating assembly includes a plurality of rectangular pad assemblies disposed within a durable cover assembly. The cover includes a generally triangular or tapered upper chamber forming a back support portion above a generally rectangular lower chamber forming a body support portion. A wedge assembly, manufactured from a foam material, is removably positioned in the upper chamber, and the pads, manufactured from a foam material, are positioned in the compartments of a separator assembly within the lower chamber thereby providing a seating apparatus. A front panel at the forward end of the lower chamber provides an opening into the cover assembly allowing insertion and removal of the wedge and pads. The pads may be removed from the cover and arranged on the floor providing pads for sleeping. The front panel is releasably secured to the cover by cooperating removable connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: American National Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Chad Shane Miller, Joseph Charles Bonner
  • Publication number: 20160135599
    Abstract: A cover assembly internally supported by a removable irregular object provides a seating apparatus. A top cover and a bottom cover are separated allowing access to the object within. A cushion assembly conforms to the irregular upper surface of the object forming a generally uniform top surface for the cover assembly. Foam structural supports in the corners of the cover assembly provide additional structural support and padding. A back support provides support for a person sitting on the cover assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventors: Joseph Charles BONNER, Chad Shane MILLER
  • Publication number: 20160111011
    Abstract: A method for evaluating reading comprehension is provided. The method includes the steps of providing at least one printed passage of text; providing a test subject, the test subject wearing a device for measuring brain frontal lobe usage; requiring the test subject to read the printed passage; providing a question based on the printed passage for the test subject to answer; and determining whether the device measures brain frontal lobe usage. A system for performing the method is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Applicant: DREXEL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Lori Severino, Mary Jane Tecce DeCarlo, Meltem Izzetoglu, Alexa Peluso, Shane Miller, Obinna Otti
  • Publication number: 20150084382
    Abstract: A configurable seating assembly includes a plurality of rectangular pad assemblies disposed within a durable cover assembly. The cover includes a generally triangular or tapered upper chamber forming a back support portion above a generally rectangular lower chamber forming a body support portion. A wedge assembly, manufactured from a foam material, is removably positioned in the upper chamber, and the pads, manufactured from a foam material, are positioned in the compartments of a separator assembly within the lower chamber thereby providing a seating apparatus. A front panel at the forward end of the lower chamber provides an opening into the cover assembly allowing insertion and removal of the wedge and pads. The pads may be removed from the cover and arranged on the floor providing pads for sleeping. The front panel is releasably secured to the cover by cooperating removable connectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Chad Shane MILLER
  • Patent number: 8006435
    Abstract: A safety gate system having an electronic display for seamless integration into a barrier with electronic display capabilities. The safety gate system includes a post and a gate hinged to the post. The gate face and post carry electronic display modules which appear when the gate is closed, as continuous with and seamlessly integrated into the display of the barrier. Preferably, the hinges are four-bar hinges, most preferably two sets of paired four-bar hinges. The safety gate also includes a lower chase or sill which allows both signal wiring and power to pass under the gate. Braced rear legs compensate for the cantilever forces of the gates when open. A latch, preferably an electromagnetic latch, auto-releases in response to a pre-set sufficient force level, such as arising crowd surge forces, being applied to the gate, as well as being remotely releasable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Daktronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay C. DeBlonk, Kent Shane Miller, Douglas John Criddle
  • Patent number: 7791316
    Abstract: A system of optimally recharging a battery cell while powering a device connected to the battery pack, in which an electronic switch connects a battery pack power-output either to the battery cells or to a second power-input contact. When not recharging, the battery-pack power-output contact is connected to the battery cells, thereby powering the device from the cells. When recharging via a charging unit, the battery pack's power-output terminal is uncoupled from the cells and coupled to a power source of the charging unit, thereby powering the device from the charging unit. At the same time, a voltage is supplied to the battery cells, thereby recharging them. The switching may be activated by a voltage supplied by the charging unit to a temperature monitoring thermistor in the battery pack. In this way, the battery pack's power output may be automatically switched whenever it is placed in the charging unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Pine Valley Investments, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Grunert, Shane Miller