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).

  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • 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: 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
  • 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: 10674841
    Abstract: A merchandiser for storing a product for purchase by a customer is disclosed. The merchandiser includes a housing defining a cavity; a door coupled to the housing; a platform located in the cavity for holding the product; a load cell structured to measure a mass of the product; and a controller communicably coupled to the load cell. The controller is structured to unlock the door based on a validation of payment information of the customer, determine a weight of product removed during a transaction for the product, determine a type of the product removed from the ice merchandiser based on the determined weight, and determine an amount of currency required for the transaction for the product based on the determined type of product removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Leer, Inc.
    Inventors: William M. Huffar, Stephen J. Dieter, Terry D. Matt, John A. Miller, Nicholas A. Truesdale
  • Patent number: 10674699
    Abstract: The invention provides methods for preparing a conifer seedling with increased tolerance to a pest. A conifer seedling is inoculated with an isolated endophyte when the conifer seedling is susceptible to colonization by the endophyte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Irving Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: John David Miller, Greg William Adams
  • Publication number: 20200176824
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an energy storage device comprising at least one electrochemical cell comprising a negative current collector, a negative electrode in electrical communication with the negative current collector, an electrolyte in electrical communication with the negative electrode, a positive current collector, and a positive electrode in electrical communication with the positive current collector and electrolyte. The positive electrode comprises a material that is solid at the operating temperature of the energy storage device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: David J. Bradwell, Greg A. Thompson, Alex T. Vai, Steve Onorato, Alexander W. Elliott, Jianyi Cui, Jennifer Cocking, Allan Blanchard, Jeff Miller, David A.H. McCleary, William Timson, Ian Redfern
  • Patent number: 10669413
    Abstract: A foamable composition includes a semi-crystalline polyolefin having a crystallinity of at least 50% and a poly(sulfonyl azide) of at least 500 ppm based on the total weight of the foamable composition. The foamable composition has a melt strength of at least 20 cN, a melt drawability of at least 100 mm/s, flexural modulus is greater than about 240,000 psi. Such a composition can be used to make a low density foam having a density in the range from 0.005 g/cm3 to 0.6 g/cm3. A resulting foam or a fabricated article, the methods of the composition and the foam are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Braskem America, Inc.
    Inventors: Kimberly Miller McLoughlin, William Scott Miller, Michael Robert Stephans, Steven Michael Krupinski
  • Publication number: 20200156231
    Abstract: A staple gun and a method of using the same. A stapling mechanism in the housing is activated to deliver a staple through an aperture in a housing wall and drive the staple into a surface around a stack of one or more electric cables. The gun includes a reciprocating cable guide for centering the gun on the stack of cables and closing a safety switch to permit the gun's trigger to be activated. A spacer extending outwardly from the housing wall rests on the upper surface of the cable stack. The spacer and a bumper that engages a hammer of the stapling mechanism provide for automatic depth adjustment when driving the staple into the surface. A reciprocating cable guard extending outwardly from the housing wall is positioned between the stack of cables and the staple to aid in preventing the staple from piercing the cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Mark Ferris, Eric A. Miller, JR., John D. Fiegener, Marcus R. Hanna, Ryan Thompson, William P. Liteplo
  • Publication number: 20200156229
    Abstract: A staple gun and a method of using the same. A stapling mechanism in the housing is activated to deliver a staple through an aperture in a housing wall and drive the staple into a surface around a stack of one or more electric cables. The gun includes a reciprocating cable guide for centering the gun on the stack of cables and closing a safety switch to permit the gun's trigger to be activated. A spacer extending outwardly from the housing wall rests on the upper surface of the cable stack. The spacer and a bumper that engages a hammer of the stapling mechanism provide for automatic depth adjustment when driving the staple into the surface. A reciprocating cable guard extending outwardly from the housing wall is positioned between the stack of cables and the staple to aid in preventing the staple from piercing the cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Mark Ferris, Eric A. Miller, JR., John D. Fiegener, Marcus R. Hanna, Ryan Thompson, William P. Liteplo
  • Publication number: 20200156230
    Abstract: A staple gun and a method of using the same. A stapling mechanism in the housing is activated to deliver a staple through an aperture in a housing wall and drive the staple into a surface around a stack of one or more electric cables. The gun includes a reciprocating cable guide for centering the gun on the stack of cables and closing a safety switch to permit the gun's trigger to be activated. A spacer extending outwardly from the housing wall rests on the upper surface of the cable stack. The spacer and a bumper that engages a hammer of the stapling mechanism provide for automatic depth adjustment when driving the staple into the surface. A reciprocating cable guard extending outwardly from the housing wall is positioned between the stack of cables and the staple to aid in preventing the staple from piercing the cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Mark Ferris, Eric A. Miller, JR., John D. Fiegener, Marcus R. Hanna, Ryan Thompson, William P. Liteplo