Patents by Inventor Thomas Miller

Thomas 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: 20210286950
    Abstract: A method is provided to implement a conversational system with artifact generation. A middleware component receives a user input and determines whether there is sufficient information in the user input and a conversation space in a context storage of the conversational system to identify user intent associated with the user input. Responsive to the middleware component determining there is not sufficient information to identify user intent, a communications handler component sends a natural language query to an external data source via a natural language query (NLQ) interface and receives a natural language response from the external data source. The middleware component updates the conversation space based on the natural language response and returns a user response based on the natural language response.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Abdul Quamar, Fatma Ozcan, Dorian Boris Miller, Jeffrey Thomas Kreulen, Christina Runkel
  • Patent number: 11117085
    Abstract: A filter cartridge arrangement is provided which includes a media pack comprising Z-filter media, a preform and a housing seal member. Improvements in the preform and seal member are described which include: a single beveled surface of the seal member to facilitate installation; and, an inside region of the seal member having a tip adjacent in inwardly directed lip of the preform, to control flash during molding. A variety of media pack configurations and features are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Benny Kevin Nelson, Sheldon Anderson, Thomas Miller, Ross Norman Anderson, John Orlin Kirkwold, Kevin Schrage, Troy Murphy, Donald Raymond Mork, Richard J. Osendorf
  • Publication number: 20210276984
    Abstract: The invention provides a compound of formula (I): or tautomer or a solvate or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein the various substituents are as defined in the claims. Also provided are pharmaceutical compositions containing the compounds of formula (I), processes for making the compounds and the medical uses of the compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicants: ASTEX THERAPEUTICS LIMITED, CANCER RESEARCH TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Gianni CHESSARI, Steven HOWARD, Ildiko Maria BUCK, Benjamin David CONS, Christopher Norbert JOHNSON, Rhian Sara HOLVEY, David Charles REES, Jeffrey David ST. DENIS, Emiliano TAMANINI, Bernard Thomas GOLDING, Ian Robert HARDCASTLE, Celine Florence CANO, Duncan Charles MILLER, Martin Edward Mäntylä NOBLE, Roger John GRIFFIN, James Daniel OSBORNE, Joanne PEACH, Arwel LEWIS, Kim Louise HIRST, Benjamin Paul WHITTAKER, David Wyn WATSON, Dale Robert MITCHELL
  • Publication number: 20210261512
    Abstract: The present invention relates to substituted 5-membered nitrogen containing heteroaryl compounds, such as sulfonyl triazoles, where the heteroaryl ring is further substituted, optionally via a linking group such as —NH—, with a cyclic group which in turn is substituted at the ?-position. The present invention further relates to associated salts, solvates, prodrugs and pharmaceutical compositions, and to the use of such compounds in the treatment and prevention of medical disorders and diseases, most especially by NLRP3 inhibition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Applicant: INFLAZOME LIMITED
    Inventors: David MILLER, Angus MACLEOD, Stephen THOM, Christopher G. MCPHERSON, Thomas ALANINE, Jokin CARRILLO ARREGUI, Claire-Lise CIANA, Jonathan SHANNON, Jimmy VAN WILTENBURG, Jacobus Antonius Joseph DEN HARTOG
  • Patent number: 11102576
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus change operation of a hearing device based on a state of an acoustic valve in the hearing device. In some examples an electrical circuit performs one or more of differing operations depending on a state of the acoustic valve. Some operations change the signal to a sound producing transducer and other operations change other operations of the hearing device. For example, an electrical circuit changes active noise cancelling operation, changes equalization settings, provides noise reduction improvements, provides beam forming changes and other operations based on a state of the acoustic valve. In some implementations, a change in acoustic valve state is used to change the operation of the hearing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Knowles Electronicis, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Miller, Shehab Albahri, Andrew Bellavia, Erik Wiederholtz, Christopher Monti
  • Publication number: 20210246659
    Abstract: A gutter protection assembly includes a frame, stanchions, and a mesh. The frame includes a rear brace and a supporting flange. The supporting flange is detachably attached to a front lip of a gutter using fasteners. The frame is defined by a series of alternating parallel ridges and a series of parallel channels such that each of the parallel channels define equally spaced openings. Each of the two self-supported stanchions include a base portion, an elongate stem portion inclined relative to the base portion, and two jaw portions extending from an end of the elongate stem portion that include a support clip for receiving adjacent portions of parallel ridges of the frame to define a space between a rear lip of the gutter and the rear brace of the frame. A mesh covers the frame to filter debris through the gutter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: Bradley Thomas Miller, Alex Borodyanskiy, David R. Brainard
  • Publication number: 20210246100
    Abstract: Provided herein are anti-fibrotic compounds, in particular those of Formula (I), that inhibit the TGF-beta signaling pathway. Also provided are pharmaceutical compositions comprising the anti-fibrotic compounds, and methods of treating diseases or conditions associated with fibrosis, inflammation, and benign or malignant neoplastic diseases in a subject by administering a compound or composition described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Applicant: Certa Therapeutics Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Thomas Miller, Nikolaos Papaioannou
  • Patent number: 11074068
    Abstract: Systems and methods that augment an entity's building and deployment of multiple applications using a metadata library component and a metadata orchestrator that controls details of the configurations of data stores, metadata which may include linkage rules of the metadata structures and that leverages the metadata across individual application development and completed application silos are discussed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.
    Inventors: Joseph Albert Bogushefsky, III, Christopher Thomas Miller, Dennis Wayne Wilson
  • Patent number: 11066417
    Abstract: Compounds of Formula (I): pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, deuterated derivatives of any of the foregoing, and metabolites of any of the foregoing are disclosed. Pharmaceutical compositions comprising the same, methods of treating cystic fibrosis using the same, and methods for making the same are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
    Inventors: Jeremy J. Clemens, Alexander Russell Abela, Corey Don Anderson, Brett B. Busch, Weichao George Chen, Thomas Cleveland, Timothy Richard Coon, Bryan Frieman, Senait G. Ghirmai, Peter Grootenhuis, Anton V. Gulevich, Sara Sabina Hadida Ruah, Clara Kuang-Ju Hsia, Ping Kang, Haripada Khatuya, Jason McCartney, Mark Thomas Miller, Prasuna Paraselli, Fabrice Pierre, Sara E. Swift, Andreas Termin, Johnny Uy, Carl V. Vogel, Jinglan Zhou
  • Publication number: 20210204596
    Abstract: A self-extinguishing storage device is disclosed. The self-extinguishing storage device safeguards cylindrical smoking articles, such as cigarettes and cigars, for future consumption. A cylindrical body includes a longitudinal length between two open ends in order to accept the cylindrical smoking article therein. A pair of cylindrical caps are configured to friction fit with the cylindrical body at each of the open ends. The pair of cylindrical caps form an airtight closure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventor: J. Thomas Miller
  • Publication number: 20210204066
    Abstract: Sound-producing acoustic receivers are disclosed. The acoustic receiver includes a housing, a first diaphragm, and a motor. The housing has an internal volume separated by the first diaphragm into a first front volume and a first back volume such that the first front volume has a first sound outlet. The first diaphragm includes a first paddle movable about a first hinge. The motor is disposed in the housing and includes an armature mechanically coupled to the first paddle. The first hinge is located between opposite ends of the first paddle such that actuation of the armature pivots both ends of the first paddle about the hinge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2020
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Kalyan Nadella, Thomas Miller, Shehab Albahri, Yahui Zhang
  • Publication number: 20210204064
    Abstract: Two coils are wrapped in one of numerous different implementations. In one implementation, the two coils are wrapped about a portion of a bobbin that has at least three flanges. The first coil is disposed about a first portion of the bobbin between the first flange and the second flange, and a second coil is disposed about a second portion of the bobbin between the second flange and the third flange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2020
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Yahui Zhang, Shehab Albahri, Richard Scheleski, Thomas Miller, Charles King
  • Publication number: 20210204065
    Abstract: Sound-producing acoustic receivers are disclosed. The acoustic receiver includes a receiver housing with a first internal volume and a second internal volume, a first diaphragm separating the first internal volume into a first front volume and a first back volume such that the first front volume has a first sound outlet port, a second diaphragm separating the second internal volume into a second front volume and a second back volume such that the second front volume has a second sound outlet port, a motor disposed at least partially inside the housing such that the motor including an armature mechanically coupled to both the first diaphragm and the second diaphragm, an acoustic seal between the first front volume and the second back volume such that the acoustic seal accommodates the mechanical coupling of the armature to one of the first diaphragm or the second diaphragm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2020
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Shehab Albahri, Yahui Zhang, Kalyan Nadella, Thomas Miller, Christopher Monti, Charles King, Jose Salazar
  • Publication number: 20210194542
    Abstract: Systems and methods for processing, transmitting and displaying data received from an analyte sensor, such as a glucose sensor, are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method for transmitting data between a first communication device associated with an analyte sensor and a second communication device configured to provide user access to sensor-related information comprises: activating a transceiver of a first communication device associated with an analyte sensor at a first time; and establishing a two-way communication channel with the second communication device; wherein the activating comprises waking the transceiver from a low power sleep mode using a forced wakeup from the second communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2021
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas Miller, Mark Dervaes, Phong Lieu, Peter C. Simpson, Shawn Larvenz, Jacob S. Leach, Sebastian Bohm
  • Publication number: 20210161562
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a spinal stabilization system may be formed in a patient using quick-connect sleeve assemblies. Each quick-connect sleeve assembly can be coupled to a bone fastener assembly in a fast and intuitive way. In one embodiment, a quick-connect sleeve assembly has a detachable member and a movable member. Both members engage a collar of the bone fastener assembly. In one embodiment, the engagement can be locked via one or more locking features to facilitate screwing a bone fastener of the bone fastener assembly onto a vertebral body in a minimally invasive surgical procedure. Each quick-connect sleeve assembly has a low profile and is particularly shaped for minimally invasive entry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2021
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: Michael E. Landry, Larry T. Khoo, Charles R. Forton, Brian Bergeron, Bruce A. Riceman, Peter Thomas Miller, Kameron Scott Ely
  • Patent number: 11020699
    Abstract: Air filter cartridges are disclosed. Also described are air cleaners including the filter cartridges. Methods of assembly and use are also provided. Also, systems of use are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Reichter, Wayne Bishop, Benny K. Nelson, Darrel Wegner, Bruce Crenshaw, Thomas Miller, Donald Mork, Kevin Schrage, Vladimir Kladnitsky, Richard Osendorf, Bradley Kuempel, Thomas Lundgren, Jordan Flagstad
  • Patent number: 11014873
    Abstract: Provided herein are anti-fibrotic compounds, in particular those of Formula (I), that inhibit the TGF-beta signaling pathway. Also provided are pharmaceutical compositions comprising the anti-fibrotic compounds, and methods of treating diseases or conditions associated with fibrosis, inflammation, and benign or malignant neoplastic diseases in a subject by administering a compound or composition described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: CERTA THERAPEUTICS PTY LTD.
    Inventors: Thomas Miller, Nikolaos Papaioannou
  • Publication number: 20210139514
    Abstract: This disclosure provides modulators of Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator (CFTR), pharmaceutical compositions containing at least one such modulator, methods of treatment of cystic fibrosis using such modulators and pharmaceutical compositions, and processes for making such modulators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Alexander Russell ABELA, Jeremy J. CLEMENS, Peter Diederik Jan GROOTENHUIS, Sara Sabina HADIDA RUAH, Yoshihiro ISHIHARA, Haripada KHATUYA, Jason McCARTNEY, Mark Thomas MILLER, Fabrice Jean Denis PIERRE, Joe Anh TRAN, Jinglan ZHOU
  • Patent number: 10987348
    Abstract: Compounds of the present invention and pharmaceutically acceptable compositions thereof, are useful as modulators of ATP-Binding Cassette (“ABC”) transporters or fragments thereof, including Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator (“CFTR”). The present invention also relates to methods of treating ABC transporter mediated diseases using compounds of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
    Inventors: Sara Sabina Hadida Ruah, Peter Diederik Jan Grootenhuis, Fredrick F. Van Goor, Jinglan Zhou, Brian Richard Bear, Mark Thomas Miller, Jason McCartney, Mehdi Michel Djamel Numa
  • Patent number: 10985804
    Abstract: Systems and methods for processing, transmitting and displaying data received from an analyte sensor, such as a glucose sensor, are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method for transmitting data between a first communication device associated with an analyte sensor and a second communication device configured to provide user access to sensor-related information comprises: activating a transceiver of a first communication device associated with an analyte sensor at a first time; and establishing a two-way communication channel with the second communication device; wherein the activating comprises waking the transceiver from a low power sleep mode using a forced wakeup from the second communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Miller, Mark Dervaes, Phong Lieu, Peter C. Simpson, Shawn Larvenz, Jacob S. Leach, Sebastian Bohm