Patents by Inventor Steven G. Miller

Steven G. 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).

  • Publication number: 20200328614
    Abstract: An electronic watch may include a housing, a display positioned at least partially within the housing, a transparent cover coupled to the housing and at least partially covering the display, a battery, and a coil coupled to the battery and configured to, during a battery charging operation, supply a first current to the battery and, during a haptic output operation, receive a second current from the battery to produce a haptic output. The electronic watch may further include a ferromagnetic element positioned at least partially within the housing and movable relative to the housing. The second current may cause the coil to produce a magnetic field, and the haptic output may be produced as a result of an interaction between the magnetic field and the ferromagnetic element that causes the ferromagnetic element to move relative to the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Benjamin G. Jackson, Brenton A. Baugh, Brian T. Gleeson, Steven J. Taylor, Thayne M. Miller
  • Publication number: 20200297078
    Abstract: An example physical last includes a body having a bottom region. The physical last also includes a fitting attachable to the bottom region to define a component of a shoe. The fitting is manufactured based on three dimensional (3D) scan data of a foot of a customer and pressure data associated with the foot of the customer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Matthew G. LOPEZ, Edward PONOMAREV, Stephen G. MILLER, David Bradley SHORT, Steven H. SMITH, Friso HAGMAN, Jempi WILSSENS, Christian DECKER
  • Patent number: 10677953
    Abstract: A system for magnetic detection includes a magneto-optical defect center material including at least one magneto-optical defect center that emits an optical signal when excited by an excitation light; a radio frequency (RF) exciter system configured to provide RF excitation to the magneto-optical defect center material; an optical light source configured to direct the excitation light to the magneto-optical defect center material; and an optical detector configured to receive the optical signal emitted by the magneto-optical defect center material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: John B. Stetson, Arul Manickam, Peter G. Kaup, Gregory Scott Bruce, Wilbur Lew, Joseph W. Hahn, Nicholas Mauriello Luzod, Kenneth Michael Jackson, Jacob Louis Swett, Peter V. Bedworth, Steven W. Sinton, Duc Huynh, Michael John Dimario, Jay T. Hansen, Andrew Raymond Mandeville, Bryan Neal Fisk, Joseph A. Villani, Jon C. Russo, David Nelson Coar, Julie Lynne Miller, Anjaney Pramod Kottapalli, Gary Edward Montgomery, Margaret Miller Shaw, Stephen Sekelsky, James Michael Krause, Thomas J. Meyer
  • Publication number: 20190297126
    Abstract: A system for providing guidance to collaboration participants in a collaboration space, the system comprising facilitator database storing characterizing rules for assessing conditions of a collaborative activity; a monitor associated with the collaboration space, the monitor configured to obtain information associated with the collaboration space that is indicative of conditions related to a collaborative activity performed within the collaborative space; a status device; and a processor linked to the facilitator database, the monitor and the status device, the processor programmed to perform the steps of: obtaining information from the monitor; accessing the characterizing rules; comparing the obtained information to the characterizing rules to assess conditions related to the collaborative activity; and based on the comparison, controlling the status device to indicate conditions of the collaborative activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Francis G. Graziano, Mark T. Greiner, Steven Douglas Miller, Julie J. Barnhart-Hoffman
  • Patent number: 10331858
    Abstract: Systems and methods for prescription drug packaging are described. In some embodiments, a determination that a member of a pharmacy benefit plan has had a plurality of prescription drugs previously filled is made. An adjudication request for a prescription drug prescribed for the member is received. The adjudication request is based on a fulfillment request to fill the prescription drug. A determination that a blister packaging criterion has been met may be made based on a drug type of the prescription drug and a determination that the member has had the plurality of prescription drugs that have previously been filled. A blister fill instruction is transmitted based on receipt of the adjudication request and a determination that the blister packaging criterion has been met, wherein the blister fill instruction reflects that a pharmacy is to fill the prescription drug utilizing blister packaging. Additional methods and systems are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Express Scripts Strategic Development, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven B. Miller, Glen D. Stettin, Sharon G. Frazee
  • Publication number: 20180250062
    Abstract: A cartridge assembly to couple an electrosurgical device to treat tissue with an electro surgical unit includes a cartridge member to operate with a power delivery apparatus of the electro surgical unit and a fluid delivery apparatus of the electro surgical unit. An electrosurgical unit includes a power delivery apparatus and a fluid delivery apparatus arranged to operate with a cartridge member to be located in a cartridge receptacle of the electrosurgical unit. An electrosurgical device includes a first electrode spaced alongside the second electrode, with each electrode having a blade shaped member. Each blade shaped member has opposing sides bounded by edges, with the edges having a medial edge and a lateral edge. At least one fluid outlet is adjacent each blade shaped member, and each fluid outlet is in fluid communication with a fluid passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Eliot F. BLOOM, Brian M. CONLEY, Jonathan J. BARRY, Roger D. GREELEY, Steven G. MILLER, Chad M. GREENLAW
  • Patent number: 9943356
    Abstract: An electrosurgical device includes a first electrode spaced alongside a second electrode. The device can be operated as either a bipolar device or a monopolar device and includes a switch to inhibit capacitive coupling to one of the electrodes when the other electrode is used in monopolar fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC ADVANCED ENERGY LLC
    Inventors: Eliot F. Bloom, Brian M. Conley, Jonathan J. Barry, Roger D. Greeley, Steven G. Miller, Chad M. Greenlaw
  • Patent number: 9345541
    Abstract: The invention provides a cartridge assembly to couple a tissue treatment device with an electrosurgical unit, with the cartridge assembly operable with a power delivery apparatus and a fluid delivery apparatus of the electrosurgical unit. The invention also provides an electrosurgical unit comprising a power delivery apparatus and a fluid delivery apparatus operable with the cartridge assembly and a system thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC ADVANCED ENERGY LLC
    Inventors: Roger D. Greeley, Brian M. Conley, David J. Flanagan, Aaron J. Gifford, Steven G. Miller, Blaine T. Murakami, Thomas P. Robinson
  • Patent number: 9333027
    Abstract: A method of producing an electrosurgical device is disclosed. Opposing longitudinal clamshells are formed, and each clamshell includes a face having a generally planar major portion. Longitudinal grooves are formed in a clamshell, and an electrical conductor in a disposed in a groove. The faces are aligned to form an electrical passage including the electrical conductor in the groove and a spaced-apart fluid passage with another groove. The clamshells are welded together to form a shaft member such that the electrical passage and the fluid passage are fluid tight along a major longitudinal portion of the shaft. Electrodes are attached to the distal end of the shaft and are in electrical communication with the electrical conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC ADVANCED ENERGY LLC
    Inventors: Eliot F. Bloom, Lorenzo C. Vaccarella, Chad M. Greenlaw, Roger D. Greeley, Steven G. Miller
  • Publication number: 20150238256
    Abstract: The invention provides a cartridge assembly to couple a tissue treatment device with an electrosurgical unit, with the cartridge assembly operable with a power delivery apparatus and a fluid delivery apparatus of the electrosurgical unit. The invention also provides an electrosurgical unit comprising a power delivery apparatus and a fluid delivery apparatus operable with the cartridge assembly and a system thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC ADVANCED ENERGY LLC
    Inventors: Roger D. Greeley, Brian M. Conley, David J. Flanagan, Aaron J. Gifford, Steven G. Miller, Blaine T. Murakami, Thomas P. Robinson
  • Publication number: 20150157386
    Abstract: A cartridge assembly to couple an electrosurgical device to treat tissue with an electro surgical unit includes a cartridge member to operate with a power delivery apparatus of the electro surgical unit and a fluid delivery apparatus of the electro surgical unit. An electrosurgical unit includes a power delivery apparatus and a fluid delivery apparatus arranged to operate with a cartridge member to be located in a cartridge receptacle of the electrosurgical unit. An electrosurgical device includes a first electrode spaced alongside the second electrode, with each electrode having a blade shaped member. Each blade shaped member has opposing sides bounded by edges, with the edges having a medial edge and a lateral edge. At least one fluid outlet is adjacent each blade shaped member, and each fluid outlet is in fluid communication with a fluid passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Inventors: Eliot F. BLOOM, Brian M. CONLEY, Jonathan J. BARRY, Roger D. GREELEY, Steven G. MILLER, Chad M. GREENLAW
  • Patent number: 9050113
    Abstract: A cartridge assembly to couple an electrosurgical device to treat tissue with an electrosurgical unit includes a cartridge member to operate with a power delivery apparatus of the electrosurgical unit and a fluid delivery apparatus of the electrosurgical unit. An electrosurgical unit includes a power delivery apparatus and a fluid delivery apparatus arranged to operate with a cartridge member to be located in a cartridge receptacle of the electrosurgical unit. An electrosurgical device includes a first electrode spaced alongside the second electrode, with each electrode having a blade shaped member. Each blade shaped member has opposing sides bounded by edges, with the edges having a medial edge and a lateral edge. At least one fluid outlet is adjacent each blade shaped member, and each fluid outlet is in fluid communication with a fluid passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC ADVANCED ENERGY LLC
    Inventors: Eliot F. Bloom, Brian M. Conley, Jonathan J. Barry, Roger D. Greeley, Steven G. Miller, Chad M. Greenlaw
  • Patent number: 8882756
    Abstract: The invention provides a bipolar electrosurgical device to treat tissue in a presence of radio frequency energy and a fluid provided from the device. In one embodiment, the device comprises a first electrode and a second electrode at the end of a malleable shaft assembly to be hand shapeable by a user of the device, and at least one fluid outlet. The malleable shaft assembly comprises a first shaft and a second shaft, a length of the first shaft and a length of the second shaft in an outer member comprising a polymer, and at least a portion of the first shaft and at least a portion of the second shaft being malleable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Medtronic Advanced Energy LLC
    Inventors: Roger D. Greeley, Steven G. Miller, Vaclav O. Podany, Brian M. Conley, Chad M. Greenlaw
  • Publication number: 20140026395
    Abstract: A method of producing an electrosurgical device is disclosed. Opposing longitudinal clamshells are formed, and each clamshell includes a face having a generally planar major portion. Longitudinal grooves are formed in a clamshell, and an electrical conductor in a disposed in a groove. The faces are aligned to form an electrical passage including the electrical conductor in the groove and a spaced-apart fluid passage with another groove. The clamshells are welded together to form a shaft member such that the electrical passage and the fluid passage are fluid tight along a major longitudinal portion of the shaft. Electrodes are attached to the distal end of the shaft and are in electrical communication with the electrical conductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC ADVANCED ENERGY LLC
    Inventors: Eliot F. Bloom, Lorenzo C. Vaccarella, Chad M. Greenlaw, Roger D. Greeley, Steven G. Miller
  • Patent number: 8396819
    Abstract: A service architected logistics solution generates a user interface to a computing system unique for a given user among a multiplicity of users. The interface includes a plurality of services and access to data sources automatically determined from the user's identity. In various aspects, the technique includes not only the interface, but also a computer-implemented method, a program storage medium encoded with instruction that perform such a method when executed, and a computing apparatus programmed to perform such a method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corp
    Inventors: Steven G. Miller, Lance W. Wilborn, Dennis Wood
  • Publication number: 20110295249
    Abstract: This invention provides a fluid-assisted electrosurgical device to treat tissue in a presence of radio frequency energy and a fluid provided from the device. The device comprises a handle, a rigid shaft member distal to the handle, and at least one electrode distal to the shaft member. The shaft member comprises a shaft member first body and a shaft member second body joined together along a length of the shaft member. The shaft member further comprises a plurality of longitudinally oriented shaft member passages, with each of the passages having a length defined by the shaft member first body and the shaft member second body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Applicant: SALIENT SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Eliot F. BLOOM, Lorenzo C. VACCARELLA, Chad M. GREENLAW, Roger D. GREELEY, Steven G. MILLER
  • Publication number: 20110178515
    Abstract: A cartridge assembly to couple an electrosurgical device to treat tissue with an electrosurgical unit includes a cartridge member to operate with a power delivery apparatus of the electrosurgical unit and a fluid delivery apparatus of the electrosurgical unit. An electrosurgical unit includes a power delivery apparatus and a fluid delivery apparatus arranged to operate with a cartridge member to be located in a cartridge receptacle of the electrosurgical unit. An electrosurgical device includes a first electrode spaced alongside the second electrode, with each electrode having a blade shaped member. Each blade shaped member has opposing sides bounded by edges, with the edges having a medial edge and a lateral edge. At least one fluid outlet is adjacent each blade shaped member, and each fluid outlet is in fluid communication with a fluid passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Inventors: Eliot F. BLOOM, Brian M. CONLEY, Jonathan J. BARRY, Roger D. GREELEY, Steven G. MILLER, Chad M. GREENLAW
  • Publication number: 20110125146
    Abstract: The invention provides a cartridge assembly to couple a tissue treatment device with an electrosurgical unit, with the cartridge assembly operable with a power delivery apparatus and a fluid delivery apparatus of the electrosurgical unit. The invention also provides an electrosurgical unit comprising a power delivery apparatus and a fluid delivery apparatus operable with the cartridge assembly and a system thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Applicant: SALIENT SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Roger D. GREELEY, Brian M. CONLEY, David J. FLANAGAN, Aaron J. GIFFORD, Steven G. MILLER, Blaine T. MURAKAMI, Thomas P. ROBINSON
  • Publication number: 20100082519
    Abstract: A service architected logistics solution generates a user interface to a computing system unique for a given user among a multiplicity of users. The interface includes a plurality of services and access to data sources automatically determined from the user's identity. In various aspects, the technique includes not only the interface, but also a computer-implemented method, a program storage medium encoded with instruction that perform such a method when executed, and a computing apparatus programmed to perform such a method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Inventors: Steven G. Miller, Lance W. Wilborn, Dennis Wood
  • Publication number: 20090222001
    Abstract: The invention provides a bipolar electrosurgical device to treat tissue in a presence of radio frequency energy and a fluid provided from the device. In one embodiment, the device comprises a first electrode and a second electrode at the end of a malleable shaft assembly to be hand shapeable by a user of the device, and at least one fluid outlet. The malleable shaft assembly comprises a first shaft and a second shaft, a length of the first shaft and a length of the second shaft in an outer member comprising a polymer, and at least a portion of the first shaft and at least a portion of the second shaft being malleable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2008
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Applicant: Salient Surgical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger D. Greeley, Steven G. Miller, Vaclav O. Podany, Brian M. Conley, Chad M. Greenlaw