Patents by Inventor Steven M. Miller

Steven M. 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: 11897061
    Abstract: A welding machine includes a welding power supply that generates a welding waveform during a welding operation, an internal combustion engine, and a generator that is operatively connected to the welding power supply to supply electrical energy to the welding power supply. The generator includes a rotor shaft driven by the internal combustion engine, and an end casting located at an end of the generator opposite the internal combustion engine. A rotary screw compressor is mounted to the end casting of the generator. A clutch mechanism couples the rotor shaft to the rotary screw compressor to selectively drive the rotary screw compressor by the rotor shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: LINCOLN GLOBAL, INC.
    Inventors: Todd E. Kooken, Edward A. Enyedy, Adam M. Hruska, Erik C. Miller, Steven R. Sumner
  • Publication number: 20230399155
    Abstract: A container having a base and a lid is provided. The lid may be rotatable about a hinge from a closed configuration to an open configuration and may be secured, via one or more latching assemblies. The latch assembly may comprise a latch body, a locking member, a biasing member, and an activating member. The lid may have a handle that has a stowed and a carry position, where the handle may be maintained in the stowed position until acted upon by a first force greater than a threshold force to move the handle from the stowed position to the carry position. Similarly, when in the carry position, the handle may be maintained in the carry position until acted upon by a second force greater than the threshold force to move the handle from the carry position to the stowed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2022
    Publication date: December 14, 2023
    Inventors: Mark D. Miller, Nicholas James Lombardi, Steven M. Scott, Elizabeth Ruchte, Andrew J. Winterhalter, Liza Morris
  • Publication number: 20230392643
    Abstract: A torque transmitting shaft includes a first member and a second member. The first member extends along an axis and has an inner surface extending between a first end and a second end. The inner surface defines a plurality of first engagement elements disposed proximate the first end. The second member extends along the second axis and has a first end portion and an intermediate portion extending from the first end portion. An end of the intermediate portion is fixedly attached to the second end. The first end portion has a first spline portion and each member of the first spline portion is received within corresponding engagement elements of the plurality of first engagement elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2023
    Publication date: December 7, 2023
    Inventors: Steven M. Thomas, Jon N. Miller, Eduardo R. Mondragon-Parra, Brian J. Kleinfeld
  • Publication number: 20230355965
    Abstract: System and methods for stimulating or blocking a nerve are provided. The system may include an implantable pulse generator configured to generate a current and an electrode device in communication with the implantable pulse generator and configured to surround the nerve. The electrode device may include a housing comprising an inner surface, a first edge, and a second edge opposite the first edge; at least one electrode disposed on the inner surface and configured to apply the current to the nerve; and at least one closure configured to couple the first edge to the second edge to form a seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2023
    Publication date: November 9, 2023
    Inventors: Maneesh Shrivastav, ShaileshKumar V. Musley, Kanthaiah Koka, Steven M. Goetz, Suryakiran Vadrevu, Rebecca K. Gottlieb, David John Miller, Leonid M. Litvak
  • Publication number: 20230355975
    Abstract: A system is provided herein for stimulating an anatomical element of a patient to achieve glycemic control for the patient. In some examples, the system may include a device configured to generate a current and an electrode device electrically coupled to the device that includes a plurality of electrodes configured for placement on or around the anatomical element. The device may receive instructions to apply the current to the anatomical element via the plurality of electrodes of the electrode device. Additionally, the current may be applied using a first waveform of a plurality of waveforms that the device is capable of generating, where each of the plurality of waveforms comprise a substantially similar charge density. Additionally or alternatively, a system is provided that provides a pharmacological blockade at the anatomical element using a micropump that is configured to deliver a pharmacological agent to the anatomical element to achieve glycemic control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2023
    Publication date: November 9, 2023
    Inventors: Maneesh Shrivastav, ShaileshKumar V. Musley, Kanthaiah Koka, Steven M. Goetz, Suryakiran Vadrevu, Rebecca K. Gottlieb, David John Miller, Leonid M. Litvak
  • Publication number: 20230355141
    Abstract: A system is provided herein for stimulating an anatomical element of a patient. For example, the system may include a device (e.g., an implantable pulse generator) and an electrode device electrically coupled to the device. In some examples, the device may be configured to generate a current that is to be applied to the anatomical element via the electrode device to stimulate the anatomical element as part of a therapy aimed at achieving or supporting glycemic control in the patient. Additionally, the current may be applied to the anatomical element based on a machine learning algorithm that uses inputs gathered for determining one or more characteristics for the current. Accordingly, the machine learning algorithm may be configured to determine the one or more characteristics for the current specific to the patient (e.g., to provide personalized therapy settings for the patient).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2023
    Publication date: November 9, 2023
    Inventors: Maneesh Shrivastav, ShaileshKumar V. Musley, Kanthaiah Koka, Steven M. Goetz, Suryakiran Vadrevu, Rebecca K. Gottlieb, David John Miller, Leonid M. Litvak
  • Publication number: 20230355980
    Abstract: Systems and methods for wirelessly providing therapy to one or more anatomical elements may comprise a first capsule and a second capsule. The first capsule may be configured to wirelessly transmit instructions to a second capsule and the second capsule may be configured to receive the wirelessly transmitted instructions. The first capsule may receive an activation signal and apply a first current to a first anatomical element. The first capsule may also wirelessly transmit a first set of instructions to the second capsule to cause the second capsule to apply a second current to a second anatomical element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2023
    Publication date: November 9, 2023
    Inventors: Maneesh Shrivastav, ShaileshKumar V. Musley, Kanthaiah Koka, Steven M. Goetz, Suryakiran Vadrevu, Rebecca K. Gottlieb, David John Miller, Leonid M. Litvak
  • Publication number: 20230355969
    Abstract: A system is provided herein for stimulating an anatomical element of a patient. For example, a device may be configured to generate a current, and an electrode device coupled to the device may be configured to apply the current to the anatomical element. Additionally, the system may include a user interface in communication with the implantable pulse generator, the electrode device, or both. In some examples, the user interface may include a first element that is configured to display information associated with the patient. Additionally, the user interface may include a second element that is configured to receive inputs for programming parameters of the current. The user interface may also include a third element that is configured to display diagnostic information associated with applying the current to the anatomical element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2023
    Publication date: November 9, 2023
    Inventors: Maneesh Shrivastav, ShaileshKumar V. Musley, Kanthaiah Koka, Steven M. Goetz, Suryakiran Vadrevu, Rebecca K. Gottlieb, David John Miller, Leonid M. Litvak
  • Publication number: 20230355982
    Abstract: A system is provided herein for stimulating an anatomical element of a patient. For example, the system may include a device configured to generate a current (e.g., implantable pulse generator), a first electrode device configured to apply the current to the anatomical element, and a second electrode device configured to record one or more response measurements associated with applying the current to the anatomical element. In some examples, the one or more response measurements may be used to generate growth curves associated with applying the current to the anatomical element, where the growth curves can be used to adjust one or more parameters of the current. Additionally, the one or more response measurements may include an evoked compound action potential (eCAP) measurement, an electromyography (EMG) measurement, a glucose level measurement, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2023
    Publication date: November 9, 2023
    Inventors: Maneesh Shrivastav, ShaileshKumar V. Musley, Kanthaiah Koka, Steven M. Goetz, Suryakiran Vadrevu, Rebecca K. Gottlieb, David John Miller, Leonid M. Litvak
  • Publication number: 20230355976
    Abstract: A system is provided herein for stimulating an anatomical element of a patient to regulate insulin production of the patient. In some examples, the system may include a device configured to generate a current and an electrode device electrically coupled to the device. Subsequently, the device may receive instructions to apply the current to the anatomical element via a plurality of electrodes of the electrode device, where the current is configured to regulate insulin production of the patient. For example, a first electrode may be configured for placement on or around a celiac vagal trunk, where the current downregulates neural activity of the celiac vagal trunk, and a second electrode may be configured for placement on or around a hepatic vagal trunk, where the current upregulates neural activity of the hepatic vagal trunk.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2023
    Publication date: November 9, 2023
    Inventors: Maneesh Shrivastav, ShaileshKumar V. Musley, Kanthaiah Koka, Steven M. Goetz, Suryakiran Vadrevu, Rebecca K. Gottlieb, David John Miller, Leonid M. Litvak
  • Publication number: 20230355987
    Abstract: Systems and methods for stimulating an anatomical element are provided. The system may comprise an implantable pulse generator configured to generate a current and an electrode device comprising a plurality of electrodes configured to apply the current to the anatomical element. Each of the plurality of electrodes may comprise at least one of an anode or a cathode. The electrode device may be customized by assigning each of the plurality of electrodes as at least one of an anode or a cathode and at least one of active or inactive. The current may be applied to the anatomical element in a predetermined pattern using the plurality of electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2023
    Publication date: November 9, 2023
    Inventors: Maneesh Shrivastav, ShaileshKumar V. Musley, Kanthaiah Koka, Steven M. Goetz, Suryakiran Vadrevu, Rebecca K. Gottlieb, David John Miller, Leonid M. Litvak
  • Publication number: 20230355244
    Abstract: Systems and methods for mechanically blocking a nerve are provided. The system may comprise a blocking device configured to selectively compress the nerve. The system may also comprise a feedback mechanism configured to measure a response correlating to whether the nerve is blocked. When the blocking device compresses the nerve, a response from the feedback mechanism is received that correlates to the nerve being blocked or unblocked after a period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2023
    Publication date: November 9, 2023
    Inventors: Maneesh Shrivastav, ShaileshKumar V. Musley, Kanthaiah Koka, Steven M. Goetz, Suryakiran Vadrevu, Rebecca K. Gottlieb, David John Miller, Leonid M. Litvak
  • Publication number: 20230355981
    Abstract: A system is provided herein for stimulating an anatomical element of a patient. For example, a device may be configured to generate a current, and an electrode device coupled to the device may be configured to apply the current to the anatomical element. In some examples, the current may be configured to prevent hypoglycemic episodes from occurring in the patient when applied to the anatomical element. For example, the current may be configured to downregulate neural activity of a celiac vagal trunk and to upregulate neural activity of a hepatic vagal trunk. Accordingly, the current being applied to anatomical element of the patient may result in a decrease in insulin production of the patient, an increase in glucose production of the patient, an increase in blood sugar levels of the patient, or a combination thereof. Additionally, applying the current may prevent nocturnal hypoglycemic episodes from occurring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2023
    Publication date: November 9, 2023
    Inventors: Maneesh Shrivastav, Shaileshkumar V. Musley, Kanthaiah Koka, Steven M. Goetz, Suryakiran Vadrevu, Rebecca K. Gottlieb, David John Miller, Leonid M. Litvak
  • Publication number: 20230355977
    Abstract: A system is described that includes: a first sensor that measures a glycemic level of a patient; a second sensor that measures at least one of a protein level of the patient, a hormone level of the patient, and an activity level of the patient; a processor that receives inputs from the first sensor and inputs from the second sensor; and memory including data that, when executed by the processor, enables the processor to perform one or more functions. An example of such function(s) include: analyzing the inputs received from the first sensor and the second sensor; determining, based on the analysis, that an electrical treatment is to be applied to the patient, where the electrical treatment includes application of at least one electrical signal to a nervous system of the patient; and causing the electrical treatment to be applied to the nervous system of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2023
    Publication date: November 9, 2023
    Inventors: Maneesh Shrivastav, ShaileshKumar V. Musley, Kanthaiah Koka, Steven M. Goetz, Suryakiran Vadrevu, Rebecca K. Gottlieb, David John Miller, Leonid M. Litvak
  • Patent number: 11767875
    Abstract: A torque transmitting shaft includes a first member and a second member. The first member extends along an axis and has an inner surface extending between a first end and a second end. The inner surface defines a plurality of first engagement elements disposed proximate the first end. The second member extends along the second axis and has a first end portion and an intermediate portion extending from the first end portion. An end of the intermediate portion is fixedly attached to the second end. The first end portion has a first spline portion and each member of the first spline portion is received within corresponding engagement elements of the plurality of first engagement elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: Steering Solutions IP Holding Corporation
    Inventors: Steven M. Thomas, Jon N. Miller, Eduardo R. Mondragon-Parra, Brian J. Kleinfeld
  • Patent number: 11751942
    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: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    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
  • Publication number: 20230270924
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to wall box for hemodialysis interface having two isolated zones. The first zone is a clean interface zone having sources of purified water and dialysis fluids. The second zone is a waste interface zone comprising waste connectors and a waste drain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2023
    Publication date: August 31, 2023
    Inventors: Steven M. Schmitt, Gary O. Miller
  • Patent number: 11679185
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to wall box for hemodialysis interface having two isolated zones. The first zone is a clean interface zone having sources of purified water and dialysis fluids. The second zone is a waste interface zone comprising waste connectors and a waste drain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: Evoqua Water Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Steven M. Schmitt, Garry O. Miller
  • Patent number: 11670962
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Benjamin G. Jackson, Brenton A. Baugh, Brian T. Gleeson, Steven J. Taylor, Thayne M. Miller
  • Patent number: 11660952
    Abstract: An energy storage system comprising at least one energy storage module adapted to supply electrical energy to a hybrid vehicle. The energy storage module comprises an enclosure, at least one battery array located within the enclosure, and an energy storage controller module located within the enclosure and electrically connected to the battery array. The energy storage module further comprises a compliant tipped thermistor which may be installed within a flexible clip. The thermistor is positioned to monitor the temperature of one or more of the batteries within the energy storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Allison Transmission, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian J. Maskew, Scott K. Bennett, Leonard F. Baxter, II, Daniel J. Youngs, Kurt Biehl, Edward Bass, Eric D. Schneider, Felice E. Bailey, Steven T. Reyburn, Dean M. Ford, Clyde H. Johnson, Bruce E. Miller, Richard Bletsis, Derek A. Delrymple, Markus Naegeli, Jerry Wendling, Timothy A. Gasaway, Russell B. Hopkins, Brian C. Morrow, Robert Lawrence