Patents by Inventor Steven Miller

Steven 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: 10968193
    Abstract: Novel compounds of the structural formula (I), and the pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, are agonists of G-protein coupled receptor 40 (GPR40) and may be useful in the treatment, prevention and suppression of diseases mediated by the G-protein-coupled receptor 40. The compounds of the present invention may be useful in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes mellitus, and of conditions that are often associated with this disease, including obesity and lipid disorders, such as mixed or diabetic dyslipidemia, hyperlipidemia, hypercholesterolemia, and hypertriglyceridemia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Helen Chen, Steven L. Colletti, Duane DeMong, Yan Guo, Michael Miller, Anilkumar Nair, Christopher W. Plummer, Dong Xiao, De-Yi Yang
  • Publication number: 20210098069
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes receiving a memory address of a memory location in a memory that has been identified to be failing. The method further includes determining that the memory location is from a particular portion of the memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: UMA SRINIVASAN, THOMAS J. KNIPS, GREGORY J. FREDEMAN, MATTHEW STEVEN HYDE, THOMAS E. MILLER
  • Publication number: 20210094938
    Abstract: Novel compounds of the structural formula (I), and the pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, are agonists of G-protein coupled receptor 40 (GPR40) and may be useful in the treatment, prevention and suppression of diseases mediated by the G-protein-coupled receptor 40. The compounds of the present invention may be useful in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes mellitus, and of conditions that are often associated with this disease, including obesity and lipid disorders, such as mixed or diabetic dyslipidemia, hyperlipidemia, hypercholesterolemia, and hypertriglyceridemia Formula (I).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Steven L. Colletti, Duane DeMong, Kevin D. Dykstra, Zhiyong Hu, Michael Miller
  • Patent number: 10958954
    Abstract: Systems and methods for broadcasting a video stream are disclosed. The systems and methods can receive a video stream from a broadcaster, process the video steam, store the video streaming, and deliver the video stream to a viewer as a live video stream or a video on demand. The viewer may use an access token to access the video stream. The systems and methods may include an error detection mechanism for detecting an interrupt in the video stream. The systems and methods can restore the access token to its original state if an error is detected. The systems and methods can also include one or more link sharing mechanisms for sharing links to a video stream. The shareable links may be associated with share tokens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: HALOGEN NETWORKS, LLC
    Inventors: Markus Woschank, Christian Maan, Patrick Marschik, Marc Dietrichstein, Eric Richardson, Kevin Conner, Thomas Steven Miller, Joseph August Fisher, III, William Bronson Tubb, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20210079042
    Abstract: This disclosure provides novel anionic amphiphilic ?-hairpin peptides that self-assemble under appropriate conditions to form a reversible gel-sol hydrogel that can be used, for example, to readily deliver protein therapeutics and cells by injection to a target location in a subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2017
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicants: Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Joel Schneider, Scott Walsh, Stephen Miller, Yuji Yamada, Scott Durum, Caroline Andrews, Wenqing Li, Julie Hixon, Steven Tau
  • Publication number: 20210060711
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to tubular welding electrodes that have a metallic sheath surrounding a granular core, wherein the metallic sheath comprises a metal matrix composite (MMC) that includes a ceramic material and aluminum or an aluminum alloy. The ceramic material may be in the form of microparticles or nanoparticles. The present disclosure also relates to method for making such tubular welding electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Erik Miller, Steven B. Massey, Shuang Liu, Joseph C. Bundy, Satya Kondapalli
  • Patent number: 10936002
    Abstract: A ruggedized triggering handle device for a mobile scanning system supports a mobile device (tablet, smartphone) attachable by a bracket on the upper surface of the handle. The handle may establish a wireless link to the mobile device; a trigger of the handle device includes a magnetic switch which, when driven proximate to a triggering element enclosed within the handle, causes the triggering element to transmit key codes and instructions via the wireless link, enabling the user to trigger applications and peripheral components (e.g., cameras, scanners, imagers) of or proximate to the mobile device via the handle. The handle may be contoured to the user's hand such that the trigger corresponds to the index finger; additional buttons corresponding to other fingers may allow for remote operation of other applications, functions, and peripherals of the mobile device by other fingers without the need for visual reference to the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: MOBILEDEMAND LC
    Inventors: Matthew Miller, Steven R. Kunert, Adam Bumpus
  • Patent number: 10894310
    Abstract: A power tool is provided which accommodates interchangeable tool heads. The power tool includes: a tool body having a housing and an electric motor mounted within the housing, as well as a tool head that releasably attaches via a mechanical connection and an electrical connection to the tool body. The tool releasably connects to the output shaft of the electric motor when the tool head is attached to the tool body. A tool switch interposed between a power source for the electric motor and the electric motor is operable to supply power from the power source to the electric motor. A tool accessory switch interposed between the tool accessory and the power source for the electric motor is operable to supply power from the power source via the electrical connection to the tool accessory, thereby providing the tool operator independent control of the tool accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Michael F. Cannaliato, Keith E. McQuaid, David A. Miller, Steven J. Phillips, Oleksiy P. Sergyeyenko
  • Patent number: 10884090
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of assessing or obtaining an indication of the presence of a cognitive disorder by analysing microstructural changes in regions of the brain. The invention particularly relates to methods of assessing or obtaining an indication of the presence of types of dementia, for example Alzheimer's disease, by analysing changes in minicolumns in regions or layers of the cortex of the brain or of the whole brain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Oxford University Innovation Limited
    Inventors: Steven Chance, Rebecca McKavanagh, Mark Jenkinson, Karla Miller
  • Publication number: 20200393342
    Abstract: Reagents and methods for extracting and stabilizing metabolites at room temperature and methods in which metabolites and one or more of proteins, lipids and nucleic acids are extracted from a single sample in a unified workflow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Genevieve Van de Bittner, James Alexander Apffel, Steven M. Fischer, Christine A. Miller, Kristin Briana Bernick
  • Publication number: 20200373114
    Abstract: Some embodiments include a resonant converter klystron driver. A resonant converter klystron driver, for example, may include an input power supply; a full-bridge circuit coupled with the input power supply; a resonant circuit coupled with the full-bridge; a step-up transformer coupled with the resonant circuit; a rectifier coupled with a step-up transformer; a filter stage coupled with the rectifier; and an output coupled with the filter stage. In some embodiments, the output could be coupled with a klystron.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: James Prager, Timothy Ziemba, Kenneth Miller, John Carscadden, Alex Henson, Steven Wilson
  • Publication number: 20200369866
    Abstract: A composition and a method for preparing a polymer composite article. The composition comprises (A) a filler in an amount of from 10 to 90 wt. %. The composition also comprises (B) a polymer in an amount of from 10 to 90 wt. %, wherein the (B) polymer comprises a polyvinyl. Further, the composition comprises (C) an organopolysiloxane in an amount of from greater than 0 to 10 wt. %; the (C) organopolysiloxane having at least one silicon-bonded hydroxyl group and a viscosity of from 1,000 to 60,000 mPa·s at 25° C. The ranges for components (A)-(C) are based on the total weight of components (A), (B) and (C) in the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Keith BRUCE, Igor CHORVATH, Marc-Andre COURTEMANCHE, Jon V. DEGROOT, JR., Sean GAAL, Craig GROSS, Hailan GUO, James KEENIHAN, Shawn MEALEY, Scott MILLER, Tom PARSONS, Steven R. RAPACKI, Andrew SCHLADER, Cristina SERRAT, Lauren TONGE
  • Publication number: 20200372542
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are disclosed to determine a consumer classification segment. A disclosed example method involves generating, with a processor, a list of consumer classification segments based on geographic indicators associated with a mobile device, associating, with the processor, the mobile device with a first consumer classification segment of the list of consumer classification segments if the geographic indicators were retrieved while a first application was executed, and associating, with the processor, the mobile device with a second consumer classification segment of the list of consumer classification segments if the geographic indicators were retrieved while a second application was executed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Laura Cochran, David R. Miller, Jeff Stevens, Mark Nelson
  • Patent number: 10825008
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus identify downhole equipment and correlate input data with the equipment to improve planning and/or inventory operations. For some embodiments, oilfield equipment or tubular goods such as drill pipe include a shaped recess along an outer circumference for receiving a tag cartridge by shrink fitting. Once tagged, detector system configurations at pipe yards may facilitate logging the presence and location of each drill pipe and correlating specific data, such as inspection data, to each drill pipe. Further, this correlation populates a database utilized to achieve other business functions such as forecasting number of additional drill pipe needed to purchase, invoicing customers according to actual tracked wear/use of the drill pipe being returned, and providing well or job specific drill string population using known history pipe joints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Weatherford Technology Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Steven Griggs, Patrick M. Ljungdahl, Stephen Sarradet, Larry Williams, Matthew G. Miller, Simon John Harrall, Tuong Thanh Le
  • Publication number: 20200293430
    Abstract: Examples of techniques for environment modification for software application testing are described herein. An aspect includes, based on starting testing of an application under test using a test case in a testing environment, determining whether modification of the testing environment is enabled. Another aspect includes, based on determining that modification of the testing environment is enabled, modifying the testing environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Steven Partlow, Joseph Griesemer, Robert Miller, JR.
  • Publication number: 20200286166
    Abstract: A method that includes a child application forwarding a transaction amount to a server, displaying a selectable user input to an end user, receiving a selection of the user input, and forwarding the selection to the server. The selection indicates the end user has an interest in applying for transactional financing. The child application receives, from the server, a credit application for transactional financing, which has a duration and a fixed interest rate. The child application submits the credit application, which identifies a payment method, to the server. The server determines whether to approve the credit application, establishes an account when the credit application has been approved, pays the transaction amount from the account, and automatically pays a loan amount to the account using the payment method after the duration. The loan amount is equal to a sum of the transaction amount and the fixed interest rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Cedric Perkins, Farrel Hudzik, John Molnar, John Williams, Steven Lehman, Joseph Nelly, Jake Miller, Mylene Pedone
  • Publication number: 20200248506
    Abstract: A removably attachable platform device for use with a ladder includes a base plate, a coupler, and a pair of fasteners. The coupler is coupled to a lower face of the base plate and is configured to removably couple to a respective rung of a ladder to couple the base plate to the rung. Each fastener is coupled to a respective opposing side edge of the base plate and is configured to removably couple to a respective siderail of the ladder to couple the base plate to the siderails of the ladder. The base plate is positioned substantially parallel to a substantially horizontal surface, upon which the ladder is positioned, and thus is configured to support a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventor: Steven Miller
  • Patent number: 10713687
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are disclosed to determine a consumer classification segment. A disclosed example method involves generating, with a processor, a list of consumer classification segments based on geographic indicators associated with a mobile device, associating, with the processor, the mobile device with a first consumer classification segment of the list of consumer classification segments if the geographic indicators were retrieved while a first application was executed, and associating, with the processor, the mobile device with a second consumer classification segment of the list of consumer classification segments if the geographic indicators were retrieved while a second application was executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Laura Cochran, David R. Miller, Jeff Stevens, Mark Nelson
  • Publication number: 20200178494
    Abstract: A collection system for monitoring conditions of a rack of animal cages. An animal caging system including a plurality of animal cages removably connected to an exhaust. A collection media cartridge is slidably received within an opening in a collection media housing dock. The collection media housing dock is positioned between an exhaust plenum of the rack an exhaust air inlet unit. Collection media is removably received in the collection media cartridge. Exhaust air dust clings to the collection media as exhaust from the animal cages flows along the length of the collection media. The collection media cartridge can be removed from the collection media housing dock and the collection media can be removed for sampling the exhaust.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: John M. COIRO, Brian M. BILECKI, STEVEN MILLER
  • Patent number: D889320
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: STI Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Patrick Miller, Francis Steven Smidler