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: 20200257391
    Abstract: A method includes a processor of an electronic device receiving first input signals from a first sensor in response to user contact at a first edge of the device and second input signals from a second sensor in response to user contact at a second edge of the electronic device. The first and second sensors are covered by a housing of the device. The processor determines an external context of the device based on analysis of the first input signals and the second input signals. The determined external context indicates at least a position of the device relative to a user or an orientation of the device relative to a user. Responsive to determining the external context, the electronic device executes a particular user input action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Tyler Reed Kugler, Alexey Polyudov, Seungyon Lee, Yun-Ling Lee, Philip Quinn, Kishore Sundara-Rajan, Shumin Zhai, Debanjan Mukherjee, James B. Miller, Isaac William Reynolds
  • Publication number: 20200253603
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided for occluding blood vessels and other anatomical structures. Occlusion devices are delivered percutaneously and extraluminally through a small gauge needle and include expandable elements that are deployable on opposite sides of a target vessel to be occluded. When positioned about the vessel the elements are expanded and brought together to compress and occlude the vessel. Embodiments include those adapted for temporary as well as permanent use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: Amsel Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Arnold Miller, Avraham Ram Lore, Raanan Miller, Nir Lilach, William Edelman
  • Publication number: 20200254615
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus for rapid development of an inspection scheme for an inspection robot are disclosed. An apparatus may include an inspection definition circuit to interpret an inspection description value, and a robot configuration circuit to determine an inspection robot configuration description in response to the inspection description value. The apparatus may further include a configuration implementation circuit, communicatively coupled to a configuration interface of an inspection robot, to provide at least a portion of the inspection robot configuration description to the configuration interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Edward A. Bryner, Kevin Y. Low, Joshua D. Moore, Dillon R. Jourde, Francesco H. Trogu, Jeffrey J. Mrkonich, William J. Pridgen, Domenic P. Rodriguez, Alex C. Watt, Michael Stephen Auda, Logan A. MacKenzie, Ian Miller, Samuel Theodore Westenberg, Katherine Virginia Denner
  • Patent number: 10740984
    Abstract: A method for controlling a plurality of mobile agricultural devices that includes establishing electronic communication with a plurality of transceivers mounted to the mobile agricultural devices. The method also includes building a three-dimensional model including a virtual representation of each of the mobile agricultural devices and displaying the three-dimensional model at a user interface having a display. The method further includes receiving location data regarding the mobile agricultural devices via the transceivers and adjusting at least one of the virtual representations of the mobile agricultural devices within the model to reflect the location data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Lindsay Corporation
    Inventor: Mark William Miller
  • Patent number: 10735499
    Abstract: A control-plane component of a virtual network interface (VNI) multiplexing service assigns one or more VNIs as members of a first interface group. A first VNI of the interface group is attached to a first compute instance. Network traffic directed to a particular endpoint address associated with the first interface group is to be distributed among members of the first interface group by client-side components of the service. The control-plane component propagates membership metadata of the first interface group to the client-side components. In response to a detection of an unhealthy state of the first compute instance, the first VNI is attached to a different compute instance by the control-plane component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tobias Lars-Olov Holgers, Kevin Christopher Miller, Andrew Bruce Dickinson, David Carl Salyers, Xiao Zhang, Shane Ashley Hall, Christopher Ian Hendrie, Aniket Deepak Divecha, Ralph William Flora
  • Patent number: 10732812
    Abstract: A method for controlling a plurality of mobile agricultural devices that includes establishing electronic communication with a plurality of transceivers mounted to the mobile agricultural devices and building a model including a virtual representation of each of the mobile agricultural devices. The method also includes displaying the model at a user interface including a display and a gesture sensor. The method further includes receiving location data regarding the mobile agricultural devices via the transceivers and adjusting at least one of the virtual representations of the mobile agricultural devices within the model to reflect the location data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Lindsay Corporation
    Inventor: Mark William Miller
  • Patent number: 10724435
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine includes a turbomachine and a fan rotatable by the turbomachine. The fan includes a plurality of fan blades. The gas turbine engine also includes an outer nacelle surrounding the plurality of fan blades and a plurality of part-span inlet guide vanes cantilevered from the outer nacelle at a location forward of the plurality of fan blades along the axial direction. Each of the plurality of inlet guide vanes defines an inner end along the radial direction and it is unconnected with an adjacent part-span inlet guide vane at the inner end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Co.
    Inventors: Christopher James Kroger, Brandon Wayne Miller, Trevor Wayne Goerig, David William Crall, Tsuguji Nakano, Jeffrey Donald Clements, Bhaskar Nanda Mondal
  • Patent number: 10716680
    Abstract: Arcuate fixation members with varying configurations and/or features are provided, along with additional components for use therewith in provided fixation systems and intervertebral implant systems. The arcuate fixation members may be of varying lengths, cross sectional geometries, and/or cross sectional areas, and may be configured with various features such as heads configured to accept other fixation system components, tabs to allow arcuate fixation member-in-arcuate fixation member or fixation anchor-in-arcuate fixation member configurations. Applications of fixation systems and intervertebral implants systems utilizing arcuate fixation members are particularly suitable when a linear line-of-approach for delivering fixation members is undesirable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt Schmura, Thomas Donner, Lawton Laurence, Wamis Singhatat, Jared Schoenly, David E. Evans, William Miller
  • Publication number: 20200223169
    Abstract: A method for removing liquid from a slurry includes: (i) feeding the slurry into the inlet of a press; (ii) removing liquid from the slurry as the slurry advances through a deliquifying section of the press, thereby producing a pressate stream; (iii) forming a plug of material as the slurry is advanced through a plug formation section of the press; (iv) advancing the plug of material to a discharge section of the press; and (v) removing additional liquid from the plug of material by operating the press so that the pressure in the discharge section of the press is greater than the pressure of the pressate stream by at least 2 psi. The present invention also relates to a method for controlling discharge consistency from a press, without provision of discharge restrictors, by varying the pressure differential between a discharge section of the press and a pressate stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: WILLIAM MILLER, TREVOR RICHARDSON, STEPHEN A. ROWLAND
  • Patent number: 10711797
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine includes a turbomachine and a fan rotatable by the turbomachine. The fan includes a plurality of fan blades, each of the plurality of fan blades defining a fan blade span along a radial direction. The gas turbine engine further includes an outer nacelle surrounding the plurality of fan blades and a plurality of part-span inlet guide varies attached to the outer nacelle at a location forward of the plurality of fan blades along an axial direction. Each of the plurality of inlet guide vanes defines an IGV span along the radial direction, the IGV span being at least about five percent of the fan blade span and up to about fifty-five percent of the fan blade span.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Christopher James Kroger, Brandon Wayne Miller, Trevor Wayne Goerig, David William Crall, Tsuguji Nakano, Jeffrey Donald Clements, Bhaskar Nanda Mondal
  • Patent number: 10702939
    Abstract: Aspects include supplying a plurality of nickel-enriched braze powder particles to a cold spray system through a particle supply inlet. The nickel-enriched braze powder particles are accelerated through a transfer tube and out an exit in the transfer tube towards a substrate to produce a braze cold-sprayed substrate. A component surface is positioned proximate to the braze cold-sprayed substrate. The braze cold-sprayed substrate is heated to bond the braze cold-sprayed substrate to the component surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lawrence Binek, Aaron T. Nardi, John A. Ferro, Matthew William Miller, Raffi O. Mangoyan, Timothy E. Mandel, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10702823
    Abstract: Aspects herein include filter systems including short-range wireless tracking features to detect insertion and/or removal of filter elements from filter systems. In an embodiment, a filtration system is included having a housing including a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet. The housing can define an internal volume. A first filter element can be removably disposed within the housing. A short-range wireless communication tag can be associated with the first filter element. A short-range wireless communication reader can be associated with the housing, the reader configured to wirelessly send data to and receive data from the tag when the reader and the tag are at a distance that is less than or equal to a maximum communication distance. Removal of the first filter element from the housing can cause the distance between the tag and the reader to exceed the maximum communication distance. Other embodiments are also included herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Danny William Miller, Daniel E. Adamek
  • Patent number: 10698215
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for presenting virtual objects on a limited number of depth planes using, e.g., an augmented reality display system. A farthest one of the depth planes is within a mismatch tolerance of optical infinity. The display system may switch the depth plane on which content is actively displayed, so that the content is displayed on the depth plane on which a user is fixating. The impact of errors in fixation tracking is addressed using partially overlapping depth planes. A fixation depth at which a user is fixating is determined and the display system determines whether to adjust selection of a selected depth plane at which a virtual object is presented. The determination may be based on whether the fixation depth falls within a depth overlap region of adjacent depth planes. The display system may switch the active depth plane depending upon whether the fixation depth falls outside the overlap region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: William Hudson Welch, Paul M. Greco, Rony Abovitz, Yonatan Munk, Samuel A. Miller
  • Publication number: 20200201052
    Abstract: A fixed-distance display system includes a light source configured to generate a light beam. The system also includes a light guiding optical element configured to propagate at least a portion of the light beam by total internal reflection. The system further includes a first inertial measurement unit configured to measure a first value for calculating a head pose of a user. Moreover, the system includes a camera configured to capture an image for machine vision optical flow analysis. The display system is configured to display virtual images only within a tolerance range of a single predetermined optical plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel A. Miller, William Hudson Welch
  • Publication number: 20200200362
    Abstract: Light modules for converting the wavelength of light are described herein along with methods for using and making such modules and devices incorporating such modules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Gregory MILLER, William R. FREEMAN
  • Publication number: 20200196543
    Abstract: An irrigation system includes a series of spaced mobile towers; support structure connecting the mobile towers to each other; a water-carrying conduit supported by the mobile towers and the support structure; and a plurality of water emitters connected to the conduit for delivering water to a ground surface. At least one of the mobile towers includes an integrated motor and wheel assembly for driving the mobile tower. The integrated motor and wheel assembly includes a wheel; a tire, track or other ground-engaging component mounted on the wheel; and a direct drive motor positioned in or adjacent the wheel for directly driving the wheel. The direct drive motor drives the wheel without a drive shaft and right-angle gear boxes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: LINDSAY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark William Miller, Richard Edward Provaznik
  • Patent number: 10688265
    Abstract: A cushion member for a patient interface device that includes a main body portion including a plurality of chambers and a self-sealing cap portion coupled to the main body portion. The cap portion covers each of the chambers and forms a plurality of membrane members, with each membrane member being positioned over and sealing a respective one of the chambers. The cap portion is made of a self-sealing material such that that each of the membrane members is structured to self-seal responsive to having a needle inserted through and pulled out of the membrane member. Also, an apparatus and a method for selectively adjusting the internal pressure of the chambers of such a cushion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Robert William Baiko, Daniel James Miller, Alicia Marie Zack
  • Patent number: 10687227
    Abstract: System and methods for managing a Wi-Fi network of a plurality of Wi-Fi networks from a cloud-based Network Operations Control (NOC) dashboard include, subsequent to creating an account for a user of the Wi-Fi network, receiving data associated with the Wi-Fi network from the one or more access points; providing a display associated with the Wi-Fi network based on the data, wherein the display comprises a network topology and one or more tabs providing information related to operation of the Wi-Fi network; updating the display based on one or more inputs received, wherein the updating updates one or more of the network topology and the one or more tabs; and performing one or more operations via the NOC dashboard to one of manage, control, and troubleshoot the Wi-Fi network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Plume Design, Inc.
    Inventors: Evan Rusackas, Robert Miller, Patrick Li, Adam Hotchkiss, Aman Singla, William McFarland
  • Publication number: 20200185776
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to fluoride (F) ion batteries and F shuttle batteries comprising an anode with a solid electrolyte interphase (SEI) layer, a cathode comprising a core shell structure, and a liquid fluoride battery electrolyte. According to some aspects, the components therein enable discharge and recharge at room-temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Qingmin XU, Christopher J. BROOKS, Kaoru OMICHI, Simon JONES, Victoria DAVIS, Stephen MUNOZ, Jeongmin KIM, Keith BILLINGS, Thomas MILLER, III, Robert H. GRUBBS, William WOLF
  • Patent number: D891854
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SHARKNINJA OPERATING LLC
    Inventors: Martin Edward Miller, Jennifer Kathryn Marsden, Sam William Bannister, Hamish Leigh Thompson