Patents by Inventor William G. Miller

William G. 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: 10590135
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel substituted bridged urea compounds, corresponding related analogs, pharmaceutical compositions and methods of use thereof. Sirtuin-modulating compounds of the present invention may be used for increasing the lifespan of a cell, and treating and/or preventing a wide variety of diseases and disorders, which include, but are not limited to, for example, diseases or disorders related to aging or stress, diabetes, obesity, neurodegenerative diseases, cardiovascular disease, blood clotting disorders, inflammation, cancer, and/or flushing as well as diseases or disorders that would benefit from increased mitochondrial activity. The present invention also related to compositions comprising a sirtuin-modulating compound in combination with another therapeutic agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: GLAXOSMITHKLINE LLC
    Inventors: Charles A. Blum, Richard Dana Caldwell, Rebecca Casaubon, Jeremy S. Disch, Ryan Michael Fox, Karsten Koppetsch, William Henry Miller, Pui Yee Ng, Christopher Oalmann, Robert B. Perni, Bruce G. Szczepankiewicz, Brian H. White
  • Patent number: 10511303
    Abstract: The present disclosure presents a circuit, a method, and a system to drive a half-bridge switch using depletion (D) mode compound semiconductor (III-V) switching transistors for a DC-DC converter using at least one driver to drive the switches of the circuit. Also included is at least one charge pump electrically connected to a gate of the transistor, to maintain a voltage that holds the transistor in an off-state. The circuit includes AC coupling capacitors to level shift a voltage and realize fast transistor switching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Sarda Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Bogdan M. Duduman, Anthony G. P. Marini, William R. Richards, Jr., William E. Batchelor, Greg J. Miller, John K. Fogg
  • Publication number: 20190324178
    Abstract: A photochromic article is provided, containing a structural component, a fluid in contact with the structural component, and a photochromic organic dye in contact with the fluid; and a barrier layer disposed on the structural component to provide a barrier for the fluid and photochromic organic dye. The structural component includes a polymeric material that is porous, includes a plurality of cavities, or a combination thereof. A method of changing a light transmission of a photochromic article is provided. A method of forming a photochromic article is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Adam D. Miller, Donovan G. Weiblen, III, William Blake Kolb, Thomas P. Klun, Richard J. Pokorny
  • Patent number: 10450981
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for diagnosing an engine thermal encapsulation positioned around a powertrain of a vehicle. In one example, degradation of the thermal encapsulation may be determined by comparing a temperature sampled via a sensor during engine off condition with an expected temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Anthony Tascillo, Thomas G. Leone, Kenneth James Miller, William Charles Ruona
  • Publication number: 20190298405
    Abstract: A surgical instrument includes a gripping assembly, a shaft assembly, an end effector, and a pivoting member. The gripping assembly defines a first opening for receiving a finger or a thumb of a user. The gripping assembly includes a first deformable feature that is configured to be moved in order to increase or decrease a cross-sectional area of the first opening. The shaft assembly extends distally from the gripping assembly. The end effector is positioned at a distal end of the shaft assembly and includes a first member. The pivoting member is pivotably coupled with the shaft assembly. The pivoting member is pivotable with respect to the first member of the end effector between an open position and a closed position to thereby clamp tissue between the first member and the pivoting member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Tony C. Siebel, William B. Weisenburgh, II, Jeffrey D. Messerly, Matthew C. Miller, Cory G. Kimball
  • Publication number: 20190274194
    Abstract: A heating system includes a structure to be heated, and a heating apparatus disposed to heat the structure. The heating apparatus includes a housing member, a plurality of resonant frequency power sources, and a plurality of associated controls. The plurality of resonant frequency power sources are attached to the housing member. The plurality of associated controllers is configured to separately operate the plurality of resonant frequency power sources at resonant frequencies matching heating requirements of the structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: William P. GEREN, Stephen G. Moore, Robert J. Miller, Mark A. Negley, Scott Billings
  • Publication number: 20190216493
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a body assembly, a shaft, an acoustic waveguide, an articulation section, an end effector, and an articulation drive assembly. The shaft extends distally from the body assembly and defines a longitudinal axis. The acoustic waveguide comprises a flexible portion. The articulation section is coupled with the shaft. A portion of the articulation section encompasses the flexible portion of the waveguide. The articulation section comprises a plurality of body portions aligned along the longitudinal axis and a flexible locking member. The flexible locking member is operable to secure the body portions in relation to each other and in relation to the shaft. The end effector comprises an ultrasonic blade in acoustic communication with the waveguide. The articulation drive assembly is operable to drive articulation of the articulation section to thereby deflect the end effector from the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Barry C. Worrell, Benjamin J. Danziger, Benjamin D. Dickerson, Brian D. Black, Cara L. Shapiro, Charles J. Scheib, Craig N. Faller, Daniel J. Mumaw, David J. Cagle, David T. Martin, David A. Monroe, Disha V. Labhasetwar, Foster B. Stulen, Frederick L. Estera, Geoffrey S. Strobl, Gregory W. Johnson, Jacob S. Gee, Jason R. Sullivan, Jeffrey D. Messerly, Jeffrey S. Swayze, John A. Hibner, John B. Schulte, Joseph E. Hollo, Kristen G. Denzinger, Kristen L. D'Uva, Matthew C. Miller, Michael R. Lamping, Richard W. Timm, Rudolph H. Nobis, Ryan M. Asher, Stephen M. Leuck, Tylor C. Muhlenkamp, William B. Weisenburgh, II, William A. Olson
  • Publication number: 20190161266
    Abstract: A one-piece insulating container is provided. The container is formed from a container template that includes a generally flat case blank and an insulation template secured to the case blank. The case blank and insulation template may be folded simultaneously to form the three-dimensional container. The insulation template is designed to cushion and insulate an interior volume defined by the formed case blank. When folding, the insulation template conforms to the shape of the folded case blank. The case blank and insulation template may thus be manipulated in tandem to provide a completely enclosed space that is insulated on all sides. The dimensions of the case blank and insulation template may be adjusted to establish containers of varying sizes and dimensions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: ThermoPod, LLC
    Inventors: Drayton G. Miller, William J. Gunn
  • Patent number: 9440577
    Abstract: A wrecker-type recovery vehicle for recovering other, disabled vehicles, and a method for doing so, which may use a CAN Bus, and which may employ wrecker controls located a distance from a side surface of the vehicle exterior. Traveler rollers may be used to facilitate longitudinal movement of a travel base assembly supporting the boom, relative to the vehicle frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Miller Industries Towing Equipment, Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph McConnell, Joseph C Brown, John L Hawkins, William G Miller, II, Mark Dyer
  • Publication number: 20150284219
    Abstract: A wrecker-type recovery vehicle for recovering other, disabled vehicles, and a method for doing so, which may use a CAN Bus, and which may employ wrecker controls located a distance from a side surface of the vehicle exterior, Traveler rollers may be used to facilitate longitudinal movement of a travel base assembly supporting the boom, relative to the vehicle frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Applicant: Miller Industries Towing Equipment Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph McConnell, Joseph C. Brown, John L. Hawkins, William G. Miller, III, Mark Dyer
  • Patent number: 8446449
    Abstract: The invention is a system and a method which combines restaurant services with video-conferencing and multi-media access for diverse customer appeal. The system and method employ a number of booths in a number of restaurants whereby each booth can video-conference with each other booth, particularly in different time zones, while also providing multi-media access such as satellite TV, cable, broadcast TV, computer programs and gaming, interne access. Each booth is linked to a local area network and is equipped with a display screen and video and audio controls. The local area network of each restaurant is linked to the local area network of each other restaurant forming a network that allows media uses and various management capabilities such s scheduling, accounting, security, training and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Looking Glass, Inc.
    Inventors: William G. Miller, Richard Phipps
  • Patent number: 8112944
    Abstract: A pre-engineered building (50) includes a patient service enclosure (62) and a mobile imaging unit enclosure (64) sharing a common wall (66) to seamlessly wrap a mobile imaging unit (18, 56) within the mobile imaging unit enclosure (64) of the building (50), thereby providing patient service rooms (94) integral with an adjacent the mobile imaging unit (18, 56). Walls (66, 70, 72, 74, 84, 86, 88) of the building (50) are pre-engineered so that the walls (66, 70, 72, 74, 84, 86, 88) are manufactured in panelized configurations that may include structural support components, exterior sheathing, and utility components prior to installation of the walls (66, 70, 72, 74, 84, 86, 88) upon a foundation (58) supporting the pre-engineered building (50).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Inventors: William G. Miller, Robert F. Currie
  • Patent number: 7142326
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for printing a project of documents containing variable data. Print requests are received for documents and fixed and variable data required to fulfill the requests is obtained. A record is manipulated for each set of variable data in a project and correlated to the variable data. The fixed data and the variable data are combined to compose the documents and the documents in the project are printed by combining the fixed data and the appropriate variable data. An identifier can be printed on each document to permit verification that a document corresponding to each record was printed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2006
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Chris Bondy, William G. Miller, Charles H. Russell, Patrick J. Waara
  • Patent number: 6897901
    Abstract: A control circuit for use in a video processor utilizes combined automatic kinescope bias (AKB) control, and average individual beam current sensing and limiting in at least one CRT. The control circuit includes automatic kinescope bias (AKB) control circuitry for detecting a magnitude of individual red (R), green (G) and blue (B) cathode currents driving corresponding R, G and B CRTs, generating R, G and B average cathode current control signals therefrom, and using the R, G and B average cathode current control signals as feedback to the video processor to reduce the R, G and B cathode currents approximately equal current amounts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2005
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventor: William G. Miller
  • Patent number: 6888579
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for controlling tint of component video signals. The system includes a first input for receiving a first component video signal; a second input for receiving a second component video signal; circuitry including a first differential amplifier and a second differential amplifier for receiving the first and second component video signals from the first and second inputs, respectively; a first output connected to the circuitry for outputting a first tint control adjustment signal for the first component video signal; and a second output connected to the circuitry for outputting a second tint control adjustment signal for the second component video signal. The first outputted signal is represented as V+kU?2ckU and the second outputted signal is represented as U?kV+2ckV, where V represents the first component video signal, U represents the second component video signal, k is a constant, and c is a value greater than or equal to zero and less than or equal to one.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2005
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventor: William G. Miller
  • Patent number: 6882372
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for balance control for component video signals. The system and method of the present disclosure allow for adjusting or compensating for possible color encoding errors, as well as allowing individual viewer preferences to be accommodated, in consumer electronics devices, such as high definition monitors and other imaging devices and appliances. The system includes circuitry for receiving the U and V component video signals and outputting balance adjusted component color difference signals Uout and Vout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2005
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventor: William G. Miller
  • Patent number: 6844893
    Abstract: The invention is a system and a method which combines restaurant services with video-conferencing and multi-media access for diverse customer appeal. The system and method employ a number of booths in a number of restaurants whereby each booth can video-conference with each other booth, particularly in different time zones, while also providing multi-media access such as satellite TV, cable, broadcast TV, computer programs and gaming, internet access. Each booth is linked to a local area network and is equipped with a display screen and video and audio controls. The local area network of each restaurant is linked to the local area network of each other restaurant forming a corporate intranet that allows media uses and various management capabilities such s scheduling, accounting, security, training and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2005
    Assignee: Looking Glass, Inc.
    Inventors: William G. Miller, Richard Phipps
  • Patent number: 6806908
    Abstract: A cathode current limiting circuit and method, for use with projection color television display systems to prevent overheating and possible cracking of the blue cathode ray tube (CRT) when a continuous blue background is presented, monitors differences between the respective low level red, green, blue (RGB) signals sent from the video signal processor to the CRT drive which produces the respective RGB cathode or beam currents. When the low level blue signal exceeds both of the red and the green signals by a predetermined differential, the circuit sends a feedback signal to the video signal processor to limit the blue signal and, thus, the cathode current from the CRT drive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2004
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventor: William G. Miller
  • Patent number: D751963
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Miller Industries Towing Equipment Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph McConnell, Joseph C Brown, John L Hawkins, William G Miller, III, Mark Dyer, Aaron C Haluska, William G Drane, Jr., C. Thomas Luciano
  • Patent number: D752492
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Miller Industries Towing Equipment Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph McConnell, Joseph C Brown, John L Hawkins, William G Miller, III, Mark Dyer, Aaron C Haluska, William G Drane, Jr., C. Thomas Luciano