Patents by Inventor Trevor Miller

Trevor 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: 11104438
    Abstract: A payload coupling apparatus is provided that includes a housing. The housing is adapted for attachment to a first end of a tether. The apparatus further includes a slot extending downwardly from an outer surface of the housing towards a center of the housing thereby forming a lower lip on the housing beneath the slot. The slot is adapted to receive a handle of a payload. The apparatus further includes a sensor configured to detect touchdown of the payload and a transmitter configured to send a touchdown confirmation signal to an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) based on a touchdown detection by the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Wing Aviation LLC
    Inventors: Andre Prager, Trevor Shannon, Evan Twyford, Alexander Miller
  • Patent number: 11100767
    Abstract: A method, system, apparatus, and/or device that may include: monitoring safety event data of a plurality of electronic devices via an electronic communication network; receiving a first set of safety event data from a first electronic device of the plurality of electronic devices via the electronic communication network; determining that a first safety event has occurred at the first electronic device of the plurality of electronic devices based on the first set of safety event data; determining that a second safety event has occurred at a second electronic device of the plurality of electronic devices based on a second set of safety event data; and determining a prediction that a third safety event will occur at a third electronic device of the plurality of electronic device based on the first safety event data and the second safety event data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Halo Wearables, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Lee, Michael Jones, Federico Calero, Trevor Calero, Devin Miller, David Miller
  • Publication number: 20130296202
    Abstract: Provided is a lubricating oil composition for internal combustion engines comprising at least one hydrocarbon base stock which is determined to exhibit a 100° C. PVC/40° C. PVC ratio approaching one or greater, and one or more lubricating additives. Also provided is a method for preparing such a composition, which includes determining the 100° C. PVC/40° C. PVC ratio of a hydrocarbon base stock oil, and selecting a hydrocarbon base stock oil which exhibits a 100° C. PVC/40° C. PVC ratio approaching one. One or more lubricating additives are then added to the selected base stock oil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: CHEVRON U.S.A. INC.
    Inventors: Willem VAN DAM, James McGEEHAN, Trevor MILLER, James BOOTH
  • Publication number: 20130102508
    Abstract: Multi-functional additives which impart improved antioxidancy to lubricating oil compositions and frictional properties resulting in improved fuel economy in an internal combustion engine are disclosed. More particularly disclosed are lubricating oil compositions for internal combustion engines comprising a) a major amount of an oil of lubricating viscosity; and b) a minor amount of an oil soluble hydroxylated amine salt of a hindered phenolic acid, said salt having the general formula I: wherein A and Q are each independently C2-C6 alkylene group; R is methyl, alkyl or alkenyl group having C2-C24 carbon atoms; Y is hydrogen, C1-C6 alkyl group or A-OH; x is an integer of 1 or 2; and z is an integer of 0 or 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: Chevron Oronite Company LLC
    Inventors: Yat Fan Suen, John Ward, Trevor Miller
  • Patent number: 8343901
    Abstract: Multi-functional additives which impart improved antioxidancy to lubricating oil compositions and frictional properties resulting in improved fuel economy in an internal combustion engine are disclosed. More particularly disclosed are lubricating oil compositions for internal combustion engines comprising a) a major amount of an oil of lubricating viscosity; and b) a minor amount of an oil soluble hydroxylated amine salt of a hindered phenolic acid, said salt having the general formula I: wherein A and Q are each independently C2-C6 alkylene group; R is methyl, alkyl or alkenyl group having C2-C24 carbon atoms; Y is hydrogen, C1-C6 alkyl group or A-OH; x is an integer of 1 or 2; and z is an integer of 0 or 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Chevron Oronite Company LLC
    Inventors: Yat Fan Suen, John Ward, Trevor Miller
  • Publication number: 20120322702
    Abstract: Multi-functional additives which impart improved antioxidancy to lubricating oil compositions and frictional properties resulting in improved fuel economy in an internal combustion engine are disclosed. More particularly disclosed is a boron containing salt of an oil soluble hydroxylated amine and a hindered phenolic acid product prepared by: a) reacting an oil soluble hydroxylated amine of the general formula II: wherein A at each occurrence is each independently C2-C6 alkylene group; R is methyl or an alkyl or alkenyl group having C2-C24 carbon atoms; Y is hydrogen, C1-C6 alkyl group or A-OH; x is an integer of 1 or 2; and z is an integer of 0 or 1; with a boron containing compound under reactive conditions; and b) mixing the reaction product of step a) with a hindered phenolic acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: Chevron Oronite Company LLC
    Inventors: Yat Fan Suen, John Ward, Trevor Miller
  • Patent number: 8334242
    Abstract: Multi-functional additives which impart improved antioxidancy to lubricating oil compositions and frictional properties resulting in improved fuel economy in an internal combustion engine are disclosed. More particularly disclosed is a boron containing salt of an oil soluble hydroxylated amine and a hindered phenolic acid product prepared by: a) reacting an oil soluble hydroxylated amine of the general formula II: wherein A at each occurrence is each independently C2-C6 alkylene group; R is methyl or an alkyl or alkenyl group having C2-C24 carbon atoms; Y is hydrogen, C1-C6 alkyl group or A-OH; x is an integer of 1 or 2; and z is an integer of 0 or 1; with a boron containing compound under reactive conditions; and b) mixing the reaction product of step a) with a hindered phenolic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Chevron Oronite Company LLC
    Inventors: Yat Fan Suen, John Ward, Trevor Miller
  • Publication number: 20120247412
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for improving the fuel economy of a heavy duty diesel engine which produces a heavily sooted lubricating oil composition during the engine's normal operation. The method involves introducing lubricating the heavy duty diesel engine with a heavy duty diesel engine lubricating oil composition comprising (a) a major amount of an oil of lubricating viscosity; and (b) a minor effective amount of an ashless friction modifier comprising a reaction product of a C4 to about C75 fatty acid ester and a mono- or dialkanolamine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: Chevron Oronite Company LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Toman, Gaurav Bhalla, Elaine S. Yamaguchi, Yat Fat Suen, Trevor Miller, Francois Simard
  • Publication number: 20120157359
    Abstract: Provided is a lubricating oil composition for internal combustion engines comprising at least one hydrocarbon base stock which is determined to exhibit a 40° C. PVC/100° C. PVC ratio approaching one or greater, and one or more lubricating additives. Also provided is a method for preparing such a composition, which includes determining the 40° C. PVC/100° C. PVC ratio of a hydrocarbon base stock oil, and selecting a hydrocarbon base stock oil which exhibits a 40° C. PVC/100° C. PVC ratio approaching one. One or more lubricating additives is then added to the selected base stock oil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
    Inventors: Willem VAN DAM, Jim MCGEEHAN, Trevor MILLER, James BOOTH
  • Publication number: 20120088708
    Abstract: Multi-functional additives which impart improved antioxidancy to lubricating oil compositions and frictional properties resulting in improved fuel economy in an internal combustion engine are disclosed. More particularly disclosed are lubricating oil compositions for internal combustion engines comprising a) a major amount of an oil of lubricating viscosity; and b) a minor amount of an oil soluble hydroxylated amine salt of a hindered phenolic acid, said salt having the general formula I: wherein A and Q are each independently C2-C6 alkylene group; R is methyl, alkyl or alkenyl group having C2-C24 carbon atoms; Y is hydrogen, C1-C6 alkyl group or A-OH; x is an integer of 1 or 2; and z is an integer of 0 or 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Inventors: Yat Fan Suen, John Ward, Trevor Miller
  • Publication number: 20120088703
    Abstract: Multi-functional additives which impart improved antioxidancy to lubricating oil compositions and frictional properties resulting in improved fuel economy in an internal combustion engine are disclosed. More particularly disclosed is a boron containing salt of an oil soluble hydroxylated amine and a hindered phenolic acid product prepared by: a) reacting an oil soluble hydroxylated amine of the general formula II: wherein A at each occurrence is each independently C2-C6 alkylene group; R is methyl or an alkyl or alkenyl group having C2-C24 carbon atoms; Y is hydrogen, C1-C6 alkyl group or A-OH; x is an integer of 1 or 2; and z is an integer of 0 or 1; with a boron containing compound under reactive conditions; and b) mixing the reaction product of step a) with a hindered phenolic acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Inventors: Yat Fan Suen, John Ward, Trevor Miller
  • Publication number: 20110166052
    Abstract: A gear oil composition is provided. The composition comprises a synergistic amount of an isomerized base oil having consecutive numbers of carbon atoms and less than 10 wt % naphthenic carbon by n-d-M for the gear oil composition to have a traction coefficient at 15 mm2/s. of less than 0.030 and a pressure viscosity coefficient of at least 15.0 at 80° C. In one embodiment, the sufficient amount of isomerized base oil ranges from 20 to 80 wt. % based on the total weight of the gear oil composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Applicant: Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
    Inventors: Allan G. Hee, Trevor Miller
  • Patent number: 7932217
    Abstract: A gear oil composition is provided. The composition comprises a synergistic amount of an isomerized base oil having consecutive numbers of carbon atoms and less than 10 wt % naphthenic carbon by n-d-M for the gear oil composition to have a traction coefficient at 15 mm2/s. of less than 0.030 and a pressure viscosity coefficient of at least 15.0 at 80° C., 20 Newton load, and 1.1 m/s rolling speed. In one embodiment, the sufficient amount of isomerized base oil ranges from 20 to 80 wt. % based on the total weight of the gear oil composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Chevron U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventors: Allan G. Hee, Trevor Miller
  • Publication number: 20100286457
    Abstract: A gear oil composition is provided. The composition comprises a synergistic blend of mineral oil base stock and polyalphaolefin (PAO) base stock for the oil composition to have a traction coefficient at a slide to roll ratio of 40 percent at 15 mm2/s. of 0.030 or less and a pressure viscosity coefficient of at least 16.0 at 80° C., 20 Newton load, and 1.1 m/s rolling speed. In one embodiment, the synergistic amount of PAO base stock ranges from 5 to 48 wt. % based on the total weight of the gear oil composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventors: Allan G. Hee, Trevor Miller
  • Publication number: 20090088355
    Abstract: A gear oil composition is provided. The composition comprises a synergistic blend of mineral oil base stock and polyalphaolefin (PAO) base stock for the oil composition to have a traction coefficient at a slide to roll ratio of 40 percent at 15 mm2/s. of 0.030 or less and a pressure viscosity coefficient of at least 16.0 at 80° C., 20 Newton load, and 1.1 m/s rolling speed. In one embodiment, the synergistic amount of PAO base stock ranges from 5 to 48 wt. % based on the total weight of the gear oil composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2007
    Publication date: April 2, 2009
    Applicant: Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
    Inventors: Allan G. Hee, Trevor Miller
  • Publication number: 20090088356
    Abstract: A gear oil composition is provided. The composition comprises a synergistic blend of mineral oil base stock and polyalphaolefin (PAO) base stock for the oil composition to have a traction coefficient at a slide to roll ratio of 40 percent at 15 mm2/s. of 0.030 or less and a pressure viscosity coefficient of at least 16.0 at 80° C., 20 Newton load, and 1.1 m/s rolling speed. In one embodiment, the synergistic amount of PAO base stock ranges from 5 to 48 wt. % based on the total weight of the gear oil composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2008
    Publication date: April 2, 2009
    Applicant: Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
    Inventors: Allan G. Hee, Trevor Miller
  • Publication number: 20090062162
    Abstract: A gear oil composition is provided. The composition comprises a synergistic amount of an isomerized base oil having consecutive numbers of carbon atoms and less than 10 wt % naphthenic carbon by n-d-M for the gear oil composition to have a traction coefficient at 15 mm2/s. of less than 0.030 and a pressure viscosity coefficient of at least 15.0 at 80° C. In one embodiment, the sufficient amount of isomerized base oil ranges from 20 to 80 wt. % based on the total weight of the gear oil composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2007
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Applicant: Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
    Inventors: Allan G. Hee, Trevor Miller
  • Publication number: 20090062164
    Abstract: A gear oil composition is provided. The composition comprises a synergistic amount of an isomerized base oil having consecutive numbers of carbon atoms and less than 10 wt% naphthenic carbon by n-d-M for the gear oil composition to have a traction coefficient at 15 mm2/s. of less than 0.030 and a pressure viscosity coefficient of at least 15.0 at 80° C., 20 Newton load, and 1.1 m/s rolling speed. In one embodiment, the sufficient amount of isomerized base oil ranges from 20 to 80 wt. % based on the total weight of the gear oil composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2008
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Applicant: Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
    Inventors: Allan G. Hee, Trevor Miller
  • Publication number: 20080300742
    Abstract: Disclosed is an underwater vehicle that can be operated as a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) or as an autonomous vehicle (AUV). The underwater vehicle has a tether, which may be a fiberoptic cable, that connects the vehicle to a control console. The underwater vehicle has vertical and lateral thrusters, pitch and yaw control fins, and a propulsor, all of which may be used in an ROV-mode when the underwater vehicle is operating at slow speeds. The underwater vehicle may also be operated in a AUV-mode when operating at higher speeds. The operator may switch the vehicle between ROV-mode and AUV-mode. The underwater vehicle also has a fail-safe mode, in which the vehicle may navigate according to a pre-loaded mission plan if the tether is severed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2007
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Applicant: Oceaneering International, Inc.
    Inventors: David Weaver, Thomas Tolman, David Boyd, Shawn Dann, Patrick Mohr, Trevor Miller
  • Patent number: 7425524
    Abstract: A multigrade automotive gear lubricant comprising a base oil having a traction coefficient less than 0.021. A method for saving energy using a gear lubricant, comprising blending a multigrade gear lubricant by adding a base oil having a traction coefficient less than 0.021, and using the gear lubricant in an axle or differential. A process for making an energy saving automotive gear lubricant having a kinematic viscosity at 100° C. greater than 10 cSt. A gear lubricant comprising a FT derived base oil having a VI greater than 150 and a traction coefficient less than 0.015. A finished lubricant, comprising a FT derived base oil having a traction coefficient less than 0.015. A base oil having a traction coefficient less than 0.011 and a 50 wt % boiling point greater than 582° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2008
    Assignee: Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Haire, John A. Zakarian, John M. Rosenbaum, Nancy J. Bertrand, Stephen J. Miller, Trevor Miller, Vivek Palekar, Ajit Ramchandra Pradhan