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).

  • Patent number: 10315144
    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: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    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: 10316480
    Abstract: An adjustable snow plow having a center unit; at least one extender wing; a square channel connected to said center unit; at least one mounting bracket connected to said center unit wherein the at least one extender wing is connected to the center unit via the square channel, and the mounting bracket is selectably attachable to a vehicle. The adjustable snow plow is able to vary the width of the plow blade so as to accommodate a number of different locations for which snow may need to be removed. The adjustable plow may be a straight blade plow, or a partially straight blade plow that allows for the user of the adjustable plow to dictate in which direction the desired snow is displaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Meyer Products, LLC
    Inventors: Craig Kemmerling, Denis Sankovic, Thomas Miller
  • Publication number: 20190167293
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and system for cutting anatomic members, such as ligaments, in surgical procedures such as carpal tunnel release, plantar fasciotomy, gastroc release, and cubital and tarsal tunnel release. The apparatus includes a guide tool for guiding a knife and a scope during surgery which may be employed with a translating knife. Relevant features include a knife stop for preventing the knife from inadvertently raising out of the knife channel, indicia viewable to show the proper orientation for the guide tool, a self dilating tip and channel design on the guide tool, a cover piece and/or pivotable panel system for preventing ligaments and other anatomy from getting caught in the guide tool, a pivot pin and groove system for stabilizing the knife and also assuring that the knife blade is not inadvertently raised out of the channel, and a use indicator employable to prevent re-use of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Stuart Seymour, Richard Thomas Briganti, Alan B. Miller, Charles F. Leinberry, JR.
  • Publication number: 20190167169
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to systems and methods for processing, transmitting, and displaying data received from continuous analyte sensor, such as a glucose sensor. In some embodiments, the continuous analyte sensor system comprises a sensor electronics module that includes power saving features. One feature includes a low power measurement circuit that can be switched between a measurement mode and a low power mode, in which charging circuitry continues to apply power to electrodes of a sensor during the low power mode. In addition, the sensor electronics module can be switched between in a low power storage mode higher power operational mode via a switch. The switch can include a reed switch or optical switch, for example. A validation routine can also be implemented to ensure an interrupt signal sent from the switch is valid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Sebastian Bohm, Mark Dervaes, Eric Johnson, Apurv Ullas Kamath, Shawn Larvenz, Jacob S. Leach, Phong Lieu, Aarthi Mahalingam, Tom Miller, Paul V. Neale, Jack Pryor, Thomas A. Peyser, Daiting Rong, Kenneth San Vicente, Mohammad Ali Shariati, Peter C. Simpson, Matthew Wightlin
  • Publication number: 20190171809
    Abstract: Examples described herein generally relate to a computer device including a memory, and at least one processor configured to determine whether to allow execution of an application file on the computer device. The processor receives a command to execute a file. The processor determines whether the file is associated with a package reputation of an installation package. The processor determines a file reputation of the file. The processor determines whether to allow execution of the file based on a combination of the file reputation of the file and whether the file is associated with the good package reputation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Md. Nazmus SAKIB, Thomas Walter CALDWELL, III, Jeffrey SUTHERLAND, Deskin MILLER, Scott ANDERSON, Deepak Jagannathan MANOHAR, Adrian MARINESCU
  • Publication number: 20190159797
    Abstract: A surgical device is provided which is formed of a pair of engageable members each having first and second channels which define respective first and second tunnels through the removably engaged members. Apertures through a proximal endwall provide a path for a cabled imaging component through said first tunnel to provide images of tissue surrounding the device, and an opening in the endwall of the paired members provides access to the second tunnel for a surgical blade for cutting tissue positioned in a gap between the paired members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Stuart Seymour, Richard Thomas Briganti, Alan B. Miller, Charles F. Lineberry
  • Publication number: 20190164505
    Abstract: An electrophoretic display comprising a fluid including a first species of particles and a charge control agent disposed between first and second electrodes. When a first addressing impulse have an electrical polarity is applied to the medium, the first species of particles move in one direction relative to the electric field, but when a second addressing impulse, larger than the first addressing impulse but having the same electrical polarity, is applied to the medium, the first species of particles move in the opposed direction relative to the electric field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen J. TELFER, Stephen BULL, Alain BOUCHARD, Craig A. HERB, Kosta LADAVAC, Ana L. LATTES, Jennifer M. MORRISON, Richard J. PAOLINI, JR., Michael Thomas REGAN, Luke M. SLOMINSKI, Lee YEZEK, Kenneth R. CROUNSE, J. Ryan KRUSE, Christopher L. HOOGEBOOM, Jason D. FEICK, David Darrell MILLER
  • Publication number: 20190158769
    Abstract: A system comprises an image sensor comprising an array of infrared sensors operable to capture an image of a scene, an integration timing circuit variably controlling an integration time of the infrared sensors, a readout integrated circuit (ROIC) operable to generate signals from the infrared sensors corresponding to the captured image of the scene, and an automatic gain control operable to applied a gain to the generated signals. The system further comprises a dynamic range compensation controller operable to receive image parameters corresponding to the generated signals, compare the received image parameters to target image parameters, and generate an integration timing signal for controlling the integration timing circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Devin T. Walsh, Gary Miller, Thomas Troy Stark, Tadashi Horikiri, Marinus C. DeJong, Darren M. Haley
  • Patent number: 10294793
    Abstract: A method for measuring load performance of a positive displacement motor (PDM) test coupon. The test coupon comprises a partial length of a PDM stage and is received inside a sealable test chamber. In some embodiments, the test coupon may be cut from a failed PDM stage. The test chamber is filled with test fluid. In some embodiments, the test fluid may be drilling fluid sampled from a live well. Rotation of the rotor on the test coupon actuates rotation of the stator. A braking torque is applied to the stator rotation, enabling evaluation of, for example, fatigue load performance of test coupon. Additional embodiments comprise the rotor axis and the stator axis being offset in order to simulate rotor/stator eccentricity in a full size PDM stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Abaco Drilling Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Peter Thomas Cariveau, Timothy Mark Miller, Jing Lu
  • Patent number: 10279570
    Abstract: A composite board with a multilayer laminated facer is presented having a nonwoven, a first polymer layer, and a second polymer layer. The laminate may be printed on the nonwoven, on the upper surface of the first polymer layer or inverted printed on the backside of an applied film. A number of configurations for the polymer layers are disclosed. The laminate may include exposed fibers on the lower surface or the nonwoven may be saturated. A removable peel-ply may be included. By controlling the placement and thickness of the polymer layers it is possible to tailor additive in the polymers such as colorants, opacifiers, UV stabilizers, and fire retardants to improve quality and reduce costs. In an alternate embodiment of the present invention, a first polymer layer is applied to the topside of the nonwoven and the second polymer is laminated to the first polymer layer as a preformed film. The laminated facer is thermally or adhesively bonded to the composite board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas Miller, Timothy Johnson
  • Patent number: 10258624
    Abstract: The present invention features a compound of formula I: or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, where R1, R2, R3, W, X, Y, Z, n, o, p, and q are defined herein, for the treatment of CFTR mediated diseases, such as cystic fibrosis. The present invention also features pharmaceutical compositions, method of treating, and kits thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
    Inventors: Mark Thomas Miller, Corey Anderson, Vijayalaksmi Arumugam, Brian Richard Bear, Hayley Marie Binch, Jeremy J. Clemens, Thomas Cleveland, Erica Conroy, Timothy Richard Coon, Bryan A. Frieman, Peter Diederik Jan Grootenhuis, Raymond Stanley Gross, Sara Sabina Hadida-Ruah, Haripada Khatuya, Pramod Virupax Joshi, Paul John Krenitsky, Chun-Chieh Lin, Gulin Erdogan Marelius, Vito Melillo, Jason McCartney, Georgia McGaughey Nicholls, Fabrice Jean Denis Pierre, Alina Silina, Andreas P. Termin, Johnny Uy, Jinglan Zhou
  • Patent number: 10261192
    Abstract: Methods, systems and computer program products for radionavigation for swimmers are described. A mobile device configured to estimate a location using radio frequency signals can estimate a position of the swimmer when the mobile device is worn on a limb of the swimmer and periodically submerged. The mobile device can supply auxiliary information to a radionavigation subsystem to correct a navigation solution affected by limb motion of the swimmer and affected by the periodic submersion of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Isaac Thomas Miller, Glenn Donald MacGougan, Xiao Xiao
  • Patent number: 10252206
    Abstract: Air cleaner and preferred components for an air cleaner are provided. In certain arrangements, a band is mounted to the media pack, surrounding the media. Also, the cartridge is non-circular and includes a seal thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Coulonvaux, Johan DeWit, Cary Donald Olson, Thomas Miller, Marty Barris, Wayne Bishop, Donald Engel, Steven Campbell, Johan Fobe
  • Patent number: 10246850
    Abstract: A material box can telescope between larger and smaller widths to accommodate legal requirements of traveling down the road, making traveling between job sites easier and safer than conventional, unadjustable material boxes. The material box can be used in a wide configuration to plow a wider area, such as empty parking lots, cutting down work time. When cars are present, the material box can be made narrow to accommodate for the vehicles while still being an effective material moving device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Meyer Products, LLC
    Inventor: Thomas A. Miller
  • Patent number: 10245544
    Abstract: An air cleaner assembly and components therefor are described. The components include features of an air cleaner housing; advantageous main filter cartridges; and, advantageous safety filter cartridge features. Features of the main filter cartridge are provided to engage an access cover of the assembly, and a cartridge support within the housing, in a preferred manner. Methods of assembly and use are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Iddings, Daniel Adamek, Thomas Miller, Johan DeWit, Michel Baseotto, Roberto Merckx, Julien Dils, Paul Coulonvaux
  • Publication number: 20190080698
    Abstract: A voice assistant system may be configured to receive a spoken introduction from a trusted user to introduce a new user and designate access privileges for the new user. The voice assistant system may process the speech using automated speech recognition and may parse the text to determine intent. The voice assistant system may also analyze the speech to determine a profile associated with the speaker that spoke the introduction. The voice assistant system may determine that the trusted user includes administrative privileges. The access privileges, when granted, may allow the new user to interact with the voice assistant system, such as to issue commands, extract information, play media, and/or perform other actions with the voice assistant system, which may be unavailable to people who are not introduced to the voice assistant system by a trusted user and/or do not have the access privileges associated with a user profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventor: Gregory Thomas Miller
  • Publication number: 20190076419
    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: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: 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
  • Publication number: 20190055220
    Abstract: The present disclosure features a compound of formula I: or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, where R1, R2, W, X, Z, n, p, and Rings A and B are defined herein, for the treatment of CFTR mediated diseases, such as cystic fibrosis. The present disclosure also features pharmaceutical compositions, method of treating, and kits thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventors: Brian Bear, Jeremy Clemens, Thomas Cleveland, Timothy Richard Coon, Peter Diederik Jan Grootenhuis, Bryan A. Frieman, Sara S. Hadida Ruah, Haripada Khatuya, Paul J. Krenitsky, Mark Thomas Miller, Alina Silina, Johnny Uy, Jinglan Zhou
  • Patent number: 10154862
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide systems and methods for vertebral reduction using sleeves detachably coupled to collars of bone fasteners. The reduction can be performed during a minimally invasive procedure for implanting spinal stabilization systems. A sleeve can include internal threads that match threads on the respective collar to form a continuous set of threads. Threads on a closure member can be engaged with the threads on the sleeve and the closure member turned to translate the closure member along the sleeve. The closure member can be used to push a rod relative to the collar to which the sleeve is attached to cause a vertebral body to move.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Zimmer Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Thomas Miller, Charles R. Forton, Bruce A. Riceman, Larry T. Khoo, Reginald J. Davis, Michael Scott Hisey
  • Publication number: 20180349728
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments are directed to detecting a user activity based on patterns in location data. In an embodiment, a method comprises: obtaining, by a processor of a computing device, location data; detecting, by the processor, a pattern in the location data; determining, by the processor and based on the detected pattern, an activity associated with a mobile device; and adjusting, by the processor, one or more parameters of a location data filter configured to process the location data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lei Wang, Isaac Thomas Miller, Hyojoon Bae, Christina Selle, Glenn Donald MacGougan