Patents by Inventor William Miller

William 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: 20210290049
    Abstract: A laryngoscope (10) having a body (20, 42) including a handle, a laryngoscope blade (22) extending from a distal end of the body (20, 42), and a display screen housing (18) extending from a proximal end of the body (20, 42). The laryngoscope (10) has at least one unitary housing component (12) that defines at least a portion of each of the body (20, 42), the laryngoscope blade (22) and the display screen housing (18).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Phillip William DIXON, Mark Richard BROWNE, Andrew Neil MILLER
  • Patent number: 11125118
    Abstract: A system for reheating a power generation system including a boiler and a mixer fluidly coupled to the boiler, a turbine first section operable to receive steam from the boiler at a first temperature. The turbine supplies steam at a second temperature to the boiler or mixer. The system also includes a first flow control valve operable to control a flow of steam through the turbine, and a sensor the sensor operable to monitor at least one operating characteristic in the boiler system. The system further includes a control unit configured to receive the monitored operating characteristic and control at least the first flow control valve, to control the amount of steam directed through the turbine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Antonio Mambro, William Miller, Francesco Congiu, Danny Gelbar
  • Patent number: 11125407
    Abstract: A vehicle lamp assembly includes a housing that defines an opening. A light source is operably coupled with the housing. The light source is configured to emit light. A lens is coupled to the housing proximate the opening. The lens includes a first side that has an A-surface of the lens. A second side has a B-surface of the lens. A first optic defines an interior surface of the first side of the lens. The A-surface is free of the first optic. A second optic is defined on the second side. The first optic and the second optic are aligned to collimate and disperse the light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Linsheng Chen, Robert William Miller
  • Publication number: 20210287290
    Abstract: Systems and methods for administering trade orders are described. An embodiment comprises receiving, from a first server operated by a first trader, a communication including a first trade order and one or more selection criteria, the first trade order including at least one of a specified instrument, a specified quantity, and a specified price; determining that a database of trade orders does not contain a trade order matching the first trade order; identifying a plurality of traders satisfying the selection criteria; sending, to a plurality of second servers, a query including at least one of the specified instrument, the specified quantity, and the specified price; receiving, from a one of the plurality of second servers operated on behalf of a second trader, a positive response to the query; and facilitating execution of a trade between the first trader and the second trader for the specified instrument at the specified price.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Howard W. Lutnick, Dean P. Alderucci, Mark Miller, Andrew Fishkind, Kevin Foley, William Rice, Brian L. Gay, Philip Marber, Charles Plott
  • Publication number: 20210285335
    Abstract: A system for warming a power generation system including a boiler and a mixer fluidly coupled to the boiler, a turbine first section operable to receive steam from the boiler at a first temperature. The turbine supplies steam at a second temperature to a first heat exchanger operably connected to receive the heated steam at the second temperature from the output of at least the first section of the turbine and transfer heat to at least one of water and steam in the boiler or the mixer, feedwater for the boiler, and a thermal energy storage system. The system further includes a control unit configured to receive the monitored operating characteristic and control the amount of steam directed through the turbine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2020
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: ANTONIO MAMBRO, WILLIAM MILLER, FRANCESCO CONGIU, DANNY GELBAR
  • Publication number: 20210285341
    Abstract: A system for reheating a power generation system including a boiler and a mixer fluidly coupled to the boiler, a turbine first section operable to receive steam from the boiler at a first temperature. The turbine supplies steam at a second temperature to the boiler or mixer. The system also includes a first flow control valve operable to control a flow of steam through the turbine, and a sensor the sensor operable to monitor at least one operating characteristic in the boiler system. The system further includes a control unit configured to receive the monitored operating characteristic and control at least the first flow control valve, to control the amount of steam directed through the turbine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: ANTONIO MAMBRO, WILLIAM MILLER, FRANCESCO CONGIU, DANNY GELBAR
  • Publication number: 20210285613
    Abstract: A vehicle lamp assembly includes a housing that defines an opening. A light source is operably coupled with the housing. The light source is configured to emit light. A lens is coupled to the housing proximate the opening. The lens includes a first side that has an A-surface of the lens. A second side has a B-surface of the lens. A first optic defines an interior surface of the first side of the lens. The A-surface is free of the first optic. A second optic is defined on the second side. The first optic and the second optic are aligned to collimate and disperse the light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Linsheng Chen, Robert William Miller
  • Patent number: 11117083
    Abstract: A method to form a laminar integral skin of a honeycomb structure is provided. The method includes extruding a ceramic precursor batch through a die with feedholes in entry side and slots in exit face of the die to form the honeycomb structure. In a region on the periphery of the die configured to form the cell matrix, a series of concentric slots around the matrix in the exit face of the die are configured to feed skin onto the matrix. Ring sections between concentric slots are angled away from the center and a mask is disposed on top of the periphery producing a channel for extruded skin to meet and bond to extruded matrix. Optionally, slots in the skin-forming ring sections enhance knitting between laminar skin layers. The die and honeycomb body having uniform integral skin are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Douglas Munroe Beall, Dana Craig Bookbinder, Thomas William Brew, Kenneth Richard Miller
  • Publication number: 20210276025
    Abstract: A method for making a cylindrical centrifuge basket according to the present disclosure includes pre-perforating a metal sheet to form a perforated metal sheet having perforations aligned along rows extending across a width of the perforated metal sheet. Each row is skewed at a prescribed nonzero skew angle relative to a surface line on the perforated metal sheet, the surface line parallel to an axis of rotation of the cylindrical centrifuge basket. The method further includes roller forming the perforated metal sheet to produce a perforated basket wall sheet, coupling a first edge of the perforated basket wall sheet to a second edge of the perforated basket wall sheet to form a cylindrical basket wall, and coupling a first end of the cylindrical basket wall to a ring, coupling a second end of the cylindrical basket wall to a baseplate, or both to form the cylindrical centrifuge basket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: The Western States Machine Company
    Inventors: John Miller, Gregory Allgaier, William Temple
  • Publication number: 20210274830
    Abstract: The invention features tobacco compositions and methods of their use and manufacture. Compositions of the invention may be based on a variety of technologies. Technologies include films, tabs, shaped parts, gels, consumable units, insoluble matrices, and hollow shapes. In addition to tobacco, compositions may also contain flavors, colors, and other additives as described herein. Compositions may also be orally disintegrable. Exemplary compositions and methods of their manufacture are described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company LLC
    Inventors: James Arthur STRICKLAND, Frank Scott ATCHLEY, James M. ROSSMAN, Armand J. DESMARAIS, Scott A. WILLIAMS, Tod J. MILLER, Cherne W. JOHNSON
  • Publication number: 20210274968
    Abstract: A cooking appliance including an oven body having an interior compartment and a door panel for accessing the interior compartment, wherein the interior compartment is sized to receive a food product; a removable heated tray positionable within the interior compartment, wherein the heated tray includes a top tray surface and a first heating source positioned below the top tray surface; and a second heating source positioned within the interior compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Peter Alan Steiner, Jacob Daniel Smith, John Aaron Miller, Drew William Heidenreich
  • Publication number: 20210275324
    Abstract: Implant inserters and related methods are disclosed herein, e.g., for delivering a fusion cage or other implant to a spinal disc space and for rotating or articulating the implant within the disc space. An exemplary instrument can include an inner member having opposed jaws for grasping the implant and holding the implant during insertion. The inner member can be slidably received within an outer member such that relative axial translation of the inner and outer members is effective to open or close the jaws. The jaws and/or the distal end of the outer member can have a low-profile geometry, which can advantageously facilitate certain surgical procedures. For example, the low-profile geometry can allow for a more medial approach to an intervertebral disc space in which the implant is to be inserted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Dirk Dittmann, William Miller, Jeff Walker
  • Patent number: 11105269
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a method of control of a gas turbine engine comprising a fan section coupled to a low turbine together defining a low spool, an intermediate compressor coupled to an intermediate turbine together defining an intermediate spool, and a high compressor coupled to a high turbine together defining a high spool. The method includes providing an intermediate spool speed to low spool speed characteristic curve to a controller; providing a commanded power output to the controller; providing one or more of an environmental condition to the controller; determining, via the controller, a commanded fuel flow rate; determining, via the controller, a commanded intermediate compressor loading; and generating an actual power output of the engine, wherein the actual power output is one or more of an actual low spool speed, an actual intermediate spool speed, an actual high spool speed, and an actual engine pressure ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Thomas Ory Moniz, Alan Roy Stuart, James William Simunek, Jeffrey Donald Clements, Brandon Wayne Miller, Sridhar Adibhatla
  • Patent number: 11103962
    Abstract: A method for controlling a start of a metalworking operation. The method includes detecting an initial contact between a wire being fed from a welding apparatus and a workpiece and, in response to the detection, halting feeding of the wire from the welding apparatus. The method further includes activating a high energy heat source configured to heat a tip of the wire and resuming the feeding of the wire from the welding apparatus when the tip of the wire is heated by the high energy heat source to a plastic state. The feeding of the wire is resumed by measuring a force feedback from the wire contacting the workpiece. An apparatus for implementing the method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Dustin Wagner, William Giese, Rick Hutchison, Erik Miller, James Uecker
  • Patent number: 11109133
    Abstract: Embodiments of a modular array microphone system are disclosed, which may include one or more industrial design, mechanical connectivity, and/or acoustic features, components, or aspects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Shure Acquisition Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory William Lantz, John Matthew Miller, Albert Francis McGovern, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11103670
    Abstract: A humidification canister for humidifying a breathing gas, the humidification canister includes a fluid supply configured to supply a fluid and a first gas flow path in fluid communication with the fluid supply. A first gas flow path is configured to humidify the breathing gas with the fluid. A second gas flow path at least partially surrounds the first gas flow path. A method of insulating a breathing gas in a humidification canister using a gas is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Vapotherm, Inc.
    Inventors: Felino V. Cortez, Jr., Owen S. Bamford, William F. Niland, George McGarrity, Carl Buyer, Kenneth Miller, Peter Boyd
  • Patent number: 11105317
    Abstract: A 3 megawatt wind turbine generator having a rotor configured to efficiently extract power from low to moderate winds having an average speed of between about 7.5 and 8.5 meters/second is provided. The rotor includes three aerodynamic blades having an aspect ratio of 15 mounted on a modular hub. The relatively shorter and wider aerodynamic blades result in a rotor having a specific power of about 0.27, a specific power rating of about 260 watts/m2, and a solidity of about 6%. The modular hub is formed from three interconnected hub sections, each of which formed from a single plate of spring steel bent along its sides into a modular shape. The bends in the plates forming the hub sections act like corrugations that more strongly resist the larger stresses applied to the hub as a result of the relatively shorter and wider aspect of the aerodynamic blades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: 21ST CENTURY WIND, INC.
    Inventors: William Miller, Peder Mørck Hansen
  • Publication number: 20210262568
    Abstract: A seal arrangement is provided for sealing an exposed edge of a composite laminate part having a fay surface configured to be joined to a structure. The seal arrangement includes a precured edge seal covering the exposed edge and a cover covering the edge seal. A seal bead located within a recess in the fay surface of the part forms a seal between the part and the structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Steven Kuan-Chi Wu, Ian Edward Schroeder, Mark Edmond Shadell, Melissa A. Uhlman, Jesse Randal Wiseman, Tho Ngoc Dang, Richard Bruce Tanner, Melinda Dae Miller, Kristopher William Talcott
  • Publication number: 20210262741
    Abstract: A fill pack includes a first sheet and a second sheet. The first sheet has a first end, a second end and a first plurality of flutes. A first microstructure includes first top flat strips, first bottom flat strips and first conduit sides connecting the first top flat strips to the first bottom flat strips. A plurality of first radii connect the first top flat strips to the first conduit sides and the first bottom flat strips to the first conduit sides. The second sheet has a second plurality of flutes. A second microstructure includes second top flat strips, second bottom flat strips and second conduit sides connecting the second top flat strips to the second bottom flat strips. A plurality of second radii connect the second top flat strips to the second conduit sides and second bottom flat strips to the second conduit sides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Brian EDWARDS, William MILLER
  • Publication number: 20210260062
    Abstract: Formulations of praziquantel are used to locally treat female genital schistosomiasis. The formulations can be applied to the upper or lower female genital tract, depending on the location of the infection. Thick or viscous formulations can be used advantageously in the vagina. Solutions of active ingredient can be instilled in the uterus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Applicant: Villya LLC
    Inventor: William Miller