Patents by Inventor Virgil Miller

Virgil 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: 20220186870
    Abstract: An assembly creates annular voids in concrete around the distal end of cylindrical tubes. A cap has a flat top and a cylindrical, depending skirt. An annular, foam plug extends between the inside of the skirt and the outer diameter of the tube. The plug has an undeformed inner diameter smaller than an outer diameter of the tube to create an interference fit around the tube and keep concrete out when the cap is on the end of the tube. The plug has a radial thickness of 0.3 to 1 inch, and has an axial length of 1 to 3 inches, with a bottom of the plug located at a bottom of the skirt. The cap is glued to the end of the tube for pressure testing. After the tube is entrained in concrete, the cap and plug are removed to leave a void in the concrete surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2022
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Inventors: Virgil O'Neil, Dennis L. Hart, Randy Borman, Ryan Miller, James W. Cosley
  • Patent number: 6296431
    Abstract: The present invention is for a fastener device used to releasably fasten a first object and a second object. The fastener device is self-contained and includes a unitary housing that is releasably fastened to the first object. The housing has an annular wall that defines an exterior surface, an interior surface, and an upper and lower opening. Within the housing, extending radially inwardly from the interior surface is a housing stop shoulder. A retaining cover is threadingly attached to the housing at the lower end of the housing. The retaining cover is retained within the housing by a retainer ring. The fastener device also includes a threaded stud that is located within the housing. The stud includes an enlarged section which mates with the housing stop shoulder when the fastener is in a fully engaged position. The engagement of the enlarged section and the housing stop shoulder serves to retain the stud within the housing when the fastener is in a fully engaged position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2001
    Assignee: Nissi Industrial Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Virgil Miller
  • Patent number: 6095736
    Abstract: A small, compact, self-contained fastener. The fastener has a cylindrical housing of which one of the embodiments has threads located on its exterior for releasably securing the housing to a one of the two objects being fastened. Inside the housing is located a cooperating member which extends in the axial direction of the housing. The cooperating member is movable between an engaged position in which the cooperating member engages the second object and a dis-engaged position in which the cooperating member does not engage the second object. The cooperating member has a cooperating member stop shoulder opposed to the housing stop shoulder and adapted to mate with the housing stop shoulder when the cooperating member is in the engaged position. When the cooperating member is in the engaged position, the cooperating member can retain the second object at a selected position with respect to the first object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2000
    Assignee: Nissi Industrial Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Virgil Miller, Nicholas Earle Miller, Roger Kent Miller, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5890761
    Abstract: A pew including a bench. At least two discrete seating portions are removably positioned on the bench. Each of the seating portions has a predetermined width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1999
    Assignee: Sauder Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Virgil Miller
  • Pew
    Patent number: D304527
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1986
    Date of Patent: November 14, 1989
    Assignee: Sauder Manufacturing Co.
    Inventor: Virgil Miller
  • Patent number: D309991
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 21, 1990
    Assignee: Sauder Manufacturing Co.
    Inventor: Virgil Miller
  • Patent number: D329340
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1992
    Assignee: Sauder Manufacturing Co.
    Inventor: Virgil Miller
  • Patent number: D330466
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1992
    Assignee: Sauder Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Virgil Miller
  • Patent number: D332885
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1993
    Assignee: Sauder Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Virgil Miller
  • Patent number: D334857
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1993
    Assignee: Sauder Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Virgil Miller
  • Patent number: D351292
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 11, 1994
    Assignee: Sauder Manufacturing Co.
    Inventor: Virgil Miller
  • Patent number: D355541
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 21, 1995
    Assignee: Sauder Manufacturing Co.
    Inventor: Virgil Miller
  • Patent number: D359395
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 20, 1995
    Assignee: Sauder Manufacturing Co.
    Inventor: Virgil Miller
  • Patent number: D359626
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1995
    Assignee: Sauder Manufacturing Co.
    Inventor: Virgil Miller