Patents by Inventor Steve Miller

Steve 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: 11004291
    Abstract: A system for election document processing is disclosed. Image data representative of a scanned election document is matched with a template for processing and consideration of a new elections record. The template defines areas of interest and rules for processing the image data. Data associated with picture elements defining the areas of interest is applied to predetermined validation functions to validate whether the image data includes sufficient information for populating predefined fields and accepting the scanned election document. Additional functions are applied to the image data to compare the image data with information of a voter registration database in order to verify a voter associated with the election document. The scanned election document is further processed for validation sampling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Runbeck Election Services Inc.
    Inventors: William O'Neill, Wei He, Chris Schiffhauer, Don Ingels, John Elder, Steve Prussing, David Siegel, Jon Miller, Joshua Bonebrake
  • Patent number: 10973204
    Abstract: A disposable animal cage which can be used in a ventilated or static caging rack system includes a cage top and a cage base. Any corner or edge present in the interior of the cage base or the cage top that is accessible to an animal that can be contained in the cage is defined by surfaces having a conical section which is non-circular to prevent gnawing of the cage. A perforation section including a plurality of small apertures adjacent to one another can be formed in the cage for ventilation and prevention of gnawing by the animals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Allentown, LLC
    Inventors: John Coiro, Steve Miller, Alastair Maclennan, III
  • Patent number: 10973202
    Abstract: A disposable animal cage which can be used in a ventilated or static caging rack system includes a cage top and a cage base. Any corner or edge present in the interior of the cage base or the cage top that is accessible to an animal that can be contained in the cage is defined by surfaces having a conical section which is non-circular to prevent gnawing of the cage. The cage top can include a water housing mount pocket. The water housing mount pocket can have a conical shape to prevent an animal from gnawing the water housing mount pocket and a container received in the water housing mount pocket. A feed tray can be attached beneath a filter in a ceiling of the cage top to prevent an animal from gnawing the filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: ALLENTOWN, LLC
    Inventors: John Coiro, Steve Miller, Alastair Maclennan, III
  • Patent number: 10945790
    Abstract: The disclosed invention relates to an improved system and method for treatment of soft tissue, e.g., for treatment of a snoring condition. The system can include a laser source; a hand piece; and a device for directing radiation emitted by the laser source to a treatment area (e.g., an oral treatment area). In some cases, the handpiece can include an optical element (e.g., a lens) mounted within a replaceable cartridge and adapted to modulate a laser beam such that it is non-ablative, prior to its delivery to a treatment region. In various embodiments, the system includes a CO2 laser capable of performing treatment in a more efficient manner than conventional techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Convergent Dental, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Kerbage, Ali Badreddine, Stephen Couitt, Steve Miller, Nenad Jelisavcic
  • Publication number: 20210054765
    Abstract: A control system is provided for a turbine valve. The turbine valve has a first coil and a second coil to control or sense movement of a mechanical valve positioner. Two valve positioners are provided with each valve positioner having two drive circuits to drive the first and second coils. Switches are provided such that only one drive circuit is connected to each coil at a time. The control system may also include a hydraulic pilot valve section and a main hydraulic valve section. Feedbacks are used to determine a pilot valve error and a main valve error which are combined to determine a turbine valve error. The turbine valve error is repeatedly determined to minimize the error.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Camilo Lopez, Mark Foltz, Steve Miller, Kevin Dowdell, Mark Wieland, Alan Majors
  • Publication number: 20210054789
    Abstract: A turbine control system is provided for decreasing the response time between readings of the speed of the turbine and changing a valve position in response thereto. The speed control system includes a speed probe that detects the speed of the turbine and a turbine valve that controls the flow of fluid or gas from or to the turbine. A controller receives a speed signal from the speed probe and sends valve position commands to the turbine valve. The controller also sends support functions to the turbine valve. The controller sends the valve position commands at a faster rate than the support functions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Camilo Lopez, Mark Foltz, Steve Miller
  • Publication number: 20210055425
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method for receiving and processing a plurality of GNSS signals in a geo-location application to determine location, orientation and/or motion characteristics of a body on which the GNSS signal processing system is located. The system and method provide for precise synchronization of measurements of various signals and data associated with the GNSS signal processing system (including GPS systems), and provide for flexible configuration and allocation of resources used to receive and process GNSS signals to minimize power consumption and maximize efficiency and accuracy of the GNSS signal processing system. The flexibility of the system and method further provide for the scaling of one hardware system to address situations in which more or fewer antennas are employed, in which more or fewer data processing paths are needed, and in which the system is employed to determine various combinations of location, orientation, and motion characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Xinping Guo, Steve Miller, Michael Whitehead, Richard Fredric Rader, JR., Bradley Paul Badke
  • Publication number: 20210054741
    Abstract: A turbine speed probe diagnostic system is provided. The turbine includes a speed probe and a speed reading circuit. A speed lead connects the speed probe and speed reading circuit together to transmit speed signals from the speed probe to the speed reading circuit. A speed probe diagnostic circuit is also provided for connection to the speed lead. An isolation switch is provided to isolate the speed probe diagnostic circuit during normal operation when the speed reading circuit is receiving speed signals from the speed probe. When no speed signals are being received, the isolation switch closes and the speed probe diagnostic circuit performs a test on the speed probe or speed lead.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Camilo Lopez, Mark Foltz, Steve Miller, Kevin Dowdell, Mark Wieland, Alan Majors
  • Publication number: 20210054790
    Abstract: A speed control system and a power load balance detector for a turbine is provided. The speed control system includes a speed wheel with a plurality of teeth. A timer stores a time stamp when each of the teeth passes by a speed probe. A first speed estimate is determined for overspeed protection, and a second speed estimate is determined for operational speed control. The power load balance detector trips or shuts down the turbine when an unbalance is above a first threshold and the speed of the turbine is above a second threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Camilo Lopez, Mark Foltz, Steve Miller, Kevin Dowdell, Mark Weland, Alan Majors, Xudong Yang
  • Publication number: 20210057917
    Abstract: A breaker between two electrical circuits is provided that is closed when electrical properties in both of the electrical circuits are matching. Two check circuits are provided for comparing electrical properties of the two electrical circuits. Each of the check circuits sets a corresponding authorization to close the breaker. The breaker is only closed if both check circuits set an authorization to close the circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Camilo Lopez, Mark Foltz, Steve Miller, Kevin Dowdell, Mark Wieland, Allan Majors
  • Publication number: 20210045808
    Abstract: The disclosed invention relates to an improved system and method for treatment of soft tissue, e.g., for treatment of a snoring condition. The system can include a laser source; a hand piece; and a device for directing radiation emitted by the laser source to a treatment area (e.g., an oral treatment area). In some cases, the handpiece can include an optical element (e.g., a lens) mounted within a replaceable cartridge and adapted to modulate a laser beam such that it is non-ablative, prior to its delivery to a treatment region. In various embodiments, the system includes a CO2 laser capable of performing treatment in a more efficient manner than conventional techniques.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Charles Kerbage, Ali Badreddine, Stephen Couitt, Steve Miller, Nenad Jelisavcic
  • Publication number: 20200335177
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to systems and methods for pathogen detection using next-generation sequencing (NGS) analysis of a sample. Embodiments may apply alignment algorithms (e.g., SNAP and/or RAPSearch alignment algorithms) to align individual sequence reads from a sample in a next-generation sequencing (NGS) dataset against reference genome entries in a classified reference genome database. Embodiments of the present invention may include classifying, filtering, and displaying results to a clinician that can then quickly and easily obtain the results of the sequencing to identify a pathogen or other genetic material in a sample that is being tested. A negative sample and a corresponding database can be used to remove contaminants from a list of candidate pathogens. Thus, embodiments are directed to a system that is configured to filter the results of a sequencing alignment and classify a sample quickly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Charles Chiu, Samia Naccache, Scot Federman, Doug Stryke, Steve Miller, Erik Samayoa
  • Publication number: 20200243161
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to systems and methods for pathogen detection using next-generation sequencing (NGS) analysis of a sample. Embodiments may apply alignment algorithms (e.g., SNAP and/or RAPSearch alignment algorithms) to align individual sequence reads from a sample in a next-generation sequencing (NGS) dataset against reference genome entries in a classified reference genome database. Embodiments of the present invention may include classifying, filtering, and displaying results to a clinician that can then quickly and easily obtain the results of the sequencing to identify a pathogen or other genetic material in a sample that is being tested. A negative sample and a corresponding database can be used to remove contaminants from a list of candidate pathogens. Thus, embodiments are directed to a system that is configured to filter the results of a sequencing alignment and classify a sample quickly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Charles Chiu, Samia Naccache, Scot Federman, Doug Stryke, Steve Miller, Erik Samayoa
  • Patent number: 10466935
    Abstract: A method, non-transitory computer readable medium, and device that assists with sharing non-volatile memory solid state drives across a cluster group includes receiving a request for a block of storage in a non-volatile memory solid state drive in one of the plurality of non-volatile memory disk shelves. Information associated with each of a plurality of solid state drives in the plurality of non-volatile memory disk shelves associated with the received request is obtained. A namespace for each of the plurality of solid state drives in the plurality of non-volatile memory disk shelves using the obtained information is created. The requested block of storage in the non-volatile memory solid state drive associated with one of the created namespace is assigned to the requesting client computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: NetApp, Inc.
    Inventors: George Totolos, Steve Miller, Michael Hordijk
  • Patent number: 10380664
    Abstract: A mobile application uses computer-readable instructions for exchanging, viewing or providing location sharing information in a context of a public group, a private group or both. The location sharing information may be made available to aid or enhance commerce-related activities performed by a merchant, a consumer or both. In another embodiment, a method for authenticating a private group permits an authenticating user to restrict the private group and selectively allow subsequent participants restricted access to the private group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventors: Bryan Gardner Trussel, James Stanton, Steve Miller, Craig Link, Yahor Pushkin
  • Publication number: 20190151539
    Abstract: Some embodiments of an infusion pump system can employ a number of power management techniques to avoid using substantially excessive power during operation of the pump drive system. Thus, the infusion pump system can draw upon the energy supply in an efficient manner that extends the useful life on the power supply. Furthermore, the infusion pump system can be configured estimate an amount of power remaining to operate the pump system without the requirement of directly detecting the remaining charge on power supply device (e.g., without detecting the remaining charge on a battery). As such, the infusion pump system can readily inform a user of a particular estimated amount of time remaining for medicine dispensing operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Steve Miller, Ken Mochel, David C. Rich
  • Patent number: 10226575
    Abstract: Some embodiments of an infusion pump system can employ a number of power management techniques to avoid using substantially excessive power during operation of the pump drive system. Thus, the infusion pump system can draw upon the energy supply in an efficient manner that extends the useful life on the power supply. Furthermore, the infusion pump system can be configured estimate an amount of power remaining to operate the pump system without the requirement of directly detecting the remaining charge on power supply device (e.g., without detecting the remaining charge on a battery). As such, the infusion pump system can readily inform a user of a particular estimated amount of time remaining for medicine dispensing operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Bigfoot Biomedical, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Miller, Ken Mochel, David C. Rich
  • Publication number: 20180203976
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to systems and methods for pathogen detection using next-generation sequencing (NGS) analysis of a sample. Embodiments may apply alignment algorithms (e.g., SNAP and/or RAPSearch alignment algorithms) to align individual sequence reads from a sample in a next-generation sequencing (NGS) dataset against reference genome entries in a classified reference genome database. Embodiments of the present invention may include classifying, filtering, and displaying results to a clinician that can then quickly and easily obtain the results of the sequencing to identify a pathogen or other genetic material in a sample that is being tested. A negative sample and a corresponding database can be used to remove contaminants from a list of candidate pathogens. Thus, embodiments are directed to a system that is configured to filter the results of a sequencing alignment and classify a sample quickly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Charles Chiu, Samia NACCACHE, Scot FEDERMAN, Doug STRYKE, Steve MILLER, Erik SAMAYOA
  • Publication number: 20180103607
    Abstract: A disposable animal cage which can be used in a ventilated or static caging rack system includes a cage top and a cage base. Any corner or edge present in the interior of the cage base or the cage top that is accessible to an animal that can be contained in the cage is defined by surfaces having a conical section which is non-circular to prevent gnawing of the cage. The cage top can include a water housing mount pocket. The water housing mount pocket can have a conical shape to prevent an animal from gnawing the water housing mount pocket and a container received in the water housing mount pocket. A feed tray can be attached beneath a filter in a ceiling of the cage top to prevent an animal from gnawing the filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: John COIRO, Steve MILLER, Alastair MACLENNAN, III
  • Publication number: 20180103609
    Abstract: A disposable animal cage which can be used in a ventilated or static caging rack system includes a cage top and a cage base. Any corner or edge present in the interior of the cage base or the cage top that is accessible to an animal that can be contained in the cage is defined by surfaces having a conical section which is non-circular to prevent gnawing of the cage. A perforation section including a plurality of small apertures adjacent to one another can be formed in the cage for ventilation and prevention of gnawing by the animals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: John COIRO, Steve MILLER, Alastair MACLENNAN, III