Patents by Inventor William M. Miller

William M. 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: 10776791
    Abstract: A method and server computer for recognizing patterns in wireless device locations using wireless device location data derived from a communications signaling network is provided. By using wireless network supported signaling operations and messages, data including information regarding the subscriber, the subscriber's device, and/or the subscriber's service may be statistically analyzed to reveal potential patterns that may indicate meaningful behaviors of the purported users of those devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: William M. Ferguson, Randall A. Snyder, Devin P. Miller
  • Patent number: 10746405
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining data associated with operation of equipment in an industrial process and identifying training data and evaluation data in the obtained data. The method also includes, during each of multiple training periods, identifying one or more models and one or more first statistical values using at least some of the training data and determining a threshold value using the one or more first statistical values. The one or more models represent the operation of the equipment. The method further includes, during each of multiple evaluation periods, determining one or more second statistical values using at least some of the evaluation data and the one or more models, comparing the one or more second statistical values to the threshold value determined in a preceding one of the training periods, and determining whether the equipment is suffering from at least one specified condition based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Constantine A. Vitt, Anna Olecka, Randy M. Miller, Francois Leclerc, Wendy K. Foslien, Hao He, William Groves
  • Patent number: 10718143
    Abstract: A sliding door assembly includes a door panel, a frame that supports the door panel and includes a bottom member with a lower profile and a top member with an upper profile, wherein the lower profile and the upper profile are parallel to one another. A lower sliding assembly is operatively coupled to a bottom of the door panel and engages the lower profile, and an upper sliding assembly is operatively coupled to a top of the door panel and engages the upper profile. A gasket interposes the door panel and a portion of the frame when the door panel is in a sealed position. The door panel is movable between the sealed position, where the gasket creates a sealed interface between the door panel and the frame, and a sliding position, where the door panel is moved laterally relative to the frame while remaining substantially perpendicular to a floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Arconic Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Josh Tuminella, William J. Hooper, Ion-Horatiu Barbulescu, Matthew M. Miller
  • Patent number: 10669551
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and compositions for targeted integration of an exogenous sequence into a predetermined target site in a plant genome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignees: Dow AgroSciences LLC, Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Qihua C. Cai, Jeffrey C. Miller, William M. Ainley, Robbi J. Garrison, Joseph F. Petolino, Beth C. Rubin-Wilson, Lisa L. Schulenberg, Andrew F. Worden
  • Publication number: 20200121618
    Abstract: Compounds, compositions, and methods for treatment of, or prophylaxis against, inflammation and/or oxidative stress are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Guy M. MILLER, Jeffery K. TRIMMER, William D. SHRADER, Andrew W. HINMAN, Charles R. HOLST, Joey C. LATHAM, Joel J. BRUEGGER, Kevin P. MCCUSKER, Gozde ULAS, Dana DAVIS, Amanda H. KAHN-KIRBY, Edgar P. LEE, Stephanie A. MALONE, Steven J. RICHARDS, Matthew B. KLEIN
  • Publication number: 20200123487
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the production of platelets from megakaryocytes (Mks). In particular, the present disclosure provides systems and methods for the in vitro production of platelets from Mks using a microfluidic bioreactor having a center flow channel and uniform high-shear micrometer slits. Use of this microfluidic bioreactor enables the continuous production of millions of platelets and facilitates real-time and long-term visualization of proplatelet and platelet generation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: William M. Miller, Richard McMahon, Andres Martinez
  • Patent number: 10511008
    Abstract: Battery contact with surface texturing. Exemplary battery contacts are located within a battery pack. The battery pack is operable to provide power to a device through a device contact of the device. The battery pack includes a battery pack housing, at least one battery cell located within the battery pack housing, and battery contacts including a positive terminal and a negative terminal. The battery contacts are configured to engage the device contact of the device and allow electric current to transfer from the battery pack to the device. The battery contacts define a surface having a surface texture. The surface texture includes raised portions for contacting the device contact to allow electric current to transfer from the battery pack to the device. The surface texture also includes recessed regions spaced away from the surface and for providing a space between the battery contacts and the device contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: TTI (MACAO COMMERCIAL OFFSHORE) LIMITED
    Inventors: James Brush, Mao Zhen Guo, Brent M. Willey, William S. Miller
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10458758
    Abstract: A system for sensing the impact of a bullet on a target and remotely reporting the successful impact to the shooter by means of a signal transmitted from a sensor transmitter to a receiver incorporated with headphones, ear buds or an “Smart phone”, tablet or other device with WIFI and/or Blue tooth capability. The sensor includes a wireless transmitter and a impact/vibration sensor such as a piezoelectric sensor. The target impact sensors can be used with various stationary targets such as metallic, plastic, film, or paper targets, but can also be used on movable targets such as body armor or removable patches worn by players in mock warfare or games such as paint ball competition to effect audible signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Inventors: Brian D. Miller, William C. Hall, Loren M. Miller
  • Publication number: 20190272544
    Abstract: A system and method for recognizing patterns in wireless device locations using wireless device location data derived from a communications signaling network is provided. By using wireless network supported signaling operations and messages, location data concerning the whereabouts of wireless devices, and hence wireless device users, may be obtained. The location data derived from the communications signaling network may be statistically analyzed to reveal potential geographic patterns that may indicate meaningful behaviors of the purported users of the wireless devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: William M. Ferguson, Randall A. Snyder, Devin P. Miller
  • Publication number: 20190265005
    Abstract: A ballistic-resistant garment having an incrementally-adjustable fit, and methods of making and using such a ballistic-resistant garment, whereby the ballistic-resistant garment includes a front panel having a front panel pocket configured to receive a first ballistic-resistant insert; a back panel having a back panel pocket configured to receive a second ballistic-resistant insert; a front panel first fastener coupled to the front panel; and a plurality of discrete back panel first fasteners coupled in spaced apart relation to the back panel, whereby each of the discrete back panel first fasteners is configured to matably engage with the front panel first fastener to provide a first pair of releasably engaged fasteners which couple the front and back panels to fasten the ballistic-resistant garment about a torso of a wearer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: Angel Armor, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew J. Wellman, Alan V. Morine, Ross M. Hinschberger, William T. Smith, Ryan M. Miller
  • Publication number: 20190264484
    Abstract: A sliding door assembly includes a door panel, a frame that supports the door panel and includes a bottom member with a lower profile and a top member with an upper profile, wherein the lower profile and the upper profile are parallel to one another. A lower sliding assembly is operatively coupled to a bottom of the door panel and engages the lower profile, and an upper sliding assembly is operatively coupled to a top of the door panel and engages the upper profile. A gasket interposes the door panel and a portion of the frame when the door panel is in a sealed position. The door panel is movable between the sealed position, where the gasket creates a sealed interface between the door panel and the frame, and a sliding position, where the door panel is moved laterally relative to the frame while remaining substantially perpendicular to a floor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: Arconic Inc.
    Inventors: Josh Tuminella, William J. Hooper, Ion-Horatiu Barbulescu, Matthew M. Miller
  • Patent number: 10385603
    Abstract: A window positioning apparatus for a vehicle comprising a window panel, a frame in which the window panel is guided between a closed position closing a window opening in the frame and an open position opening the window opening, and a multi-stage telescoping screw actuator mechanism connected between the window panel and the frame, the actuator mechanism being extendible to move the window panel from its open position to its closed position and collapsible to move the window panel from its closed position to its open position. The multi-stage telescoping screw actuator mechanism includes a plurality of screw members of progressively decreasing diameter respectively telescopically disposed within a next adjacent screw member of larger diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Parker-Hannifin Corporation
    Inventors: William K. Fletcher, Christopher R. Vargas, Alexander M. Pankiw, Michael D. Bridges, Thomas J. Baric, Jeremiah K. Miller, Andrew C. McClelland, Daniel H. Craft
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10354253
    Abstract: A system and method for recognizing patterns in wireless device locations using wireless device location data derived from a communications signaling network is provided. By using wireless network supported signaling operations and messages, location data concerning the whereabouts of wireless devices, and hence wireless device users, may be obtained. The location data derived from communications signaling network may be statistically analyzed to reveal potential geographic patterns that may indicate meaningful behaviors of the purported users of the wireless devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: William M. Ferguson, Randall A. Snyder, Devin P. Miller
  • Publication number: 20190194166
    Abstract: The invention is directed to substituted pyridine derivatives. Specifically, the invention is directed to compounds according to Formula (Iar): wherein Yar, X1ar, X2ar, R1ar, R2ar, R3ar, R4ar and R5ar are as defined herein; or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or prodrug thereof. The compounds of the invention are selective inhibitors of DNMT1 and can be useful in the treatment of cancer, pre-cancerous syndromes, beta hemoglobinopathy disorders, sickle cell disease, sickle cell anemia, and beta thalassemia, and diseases associated with DNMT1 inhibition. Accordingly, the invention is further directed to pharmaceutical compositions comprising a compound of the invention. The invention is still further directed to methods of inhibiting DNMT1 activity and treatment of disorders associated therewith using a compound of the invention or a pharmaceutical composition comprising a compound of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Nicholas David ADAMS, Andrew B. BENOWITZ, María Lourdes Rueda BENEDE, Karen Anderson EVANS, David T. FOSBENNER, Bryan Wayne KING, Mei LI, Juan Ignacio LUENGO, William Henry MILLER, Alexander Joseph REIF, Stuart Paul ROMERIL, Stanley J. SCHMIDT, Roger J. BUTLIN, Kristen M. GOLDBERG, Allan M. JORDAN, Christopher S. KERSHAW, Ali RAOOF, Bohdan WASZKOWYCS
  • Patent number: 10327913
    Abstract: An interbody implant system is provided. The interbody implant system includes an implant having an engagement surface and an instrument including a first member and a second member that is movable relative to the first member. The first member is configured to capture the implant and the second member includes an interface configured to engage the engagement surface to releasably lock the implant in at least one orientation relative to the second member. The at least one of the engagement surface and the interface include at least one planar face. Methods of use are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Stanley T. Palmatier, Keith M. Miller, Charles L. Branch, William D. Armstrong, Anthony J. Melkent, Thomas E. Drochner, Richard A. Hynes, Jonathan E. Blackwell, Kidong Yu
  • Patent number: 6363712
    Abstract: A microturbine fabricated by a three-level semiconductor batch-fabrication process based on polysilicon surface-micromachining. The microturbine comprises microelectromechanical elements formed from three polysilicon multi-layer surfaces applied to a silicon substrate. Interleaving sacrificial oxide layers provides electrical and physical isolation, and selective etching of both the sacrificial layers and the polysilicon layers allows formation of individual mechanical and electrical elements as well as the required space for necessary movement of rotating turbine parts and linear elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2002
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the United States Department of Energy
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Sniegowski, Murray S. Rodgers, Paul J. McWhorter, Daniel P. Aeschliman, William M. Miller
  • Patent number: 6269786
    Abstract: A compression release mechanism for use in a single or multi-cylinder engine to make the engine easier to hand start. The assembly includes a compression release shaft disposed substantially within the camshaft. The compression release shaft is formed in at least two segments and can therefore be formed accurately, repeatedly and cost effectively using powder metal technology. Consequently, the weight of the flyweight member that is attached to the compression release shaft can be accurately controlled, thereby allowing the compression release mechanism to disengage at a precisely known rotational velocity of the camshaft. The compression release shaft may engage one or more valve actuation devices, which in turn force exhaust valves open during starting engine speeds. The compression release mechanism is conveniently contained within the housing by a housing wall bearing against the flyweight member and a cam bearing against an end of the compression release shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2001
    Assignee: Tecumseh Products Company
    Inventors: Dale D. Snyder, Scot A. Koehler, Randall E. Sterr, William M. Miller
  • Patent number: 6209854
    Abstract: A children's handrail assembly consists of four equally spaced connector brackets having three sections of plastic tubing interconnected therebetween. The connector brackets are secured to a standard handrail by means of cable ties which pass through apertures in the connector bracket and pull tightly around the standard handrail. The children's handrail can be applied to either wall mounted or spindle supported standard handrails. When wall mounted, the connector brackets urge against the wall surface. When spindle mounted, an additional cable tie may be employed to secure the bracket to a spindle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2001
    Inventors: Mark A. Sedlack, William M. Miller