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: 10654235
    Abstract: The method includes the following steps: (i) feeding a slurry into the inlet of a press; (ii) removing liquid from the slurry as the slurry advances through a deliquefying 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. There is also described a method for controlling discharge consistency from a press, without provision of discharge restrictors, by varying a pressure differential between a discharge section of the press and a pressate stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignees: IOGEN Energy Corporation, Voith Patent GmbH
    Inventors: William Miller, Trevor Richardson, Stephen A. Rowland
  • Patent number: 10649588
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to piezoelectric film structures and sensors, and display assemblies using same. The piezoelectric film structure is transparent and includes: a substrate; a bottom optical layer disposed on or above the substrate; a bottom conducting layer disposed on or above the bottom optical layer; at least one piezoelectric layer disposed on or above the bottom conducting layer; a top conducting layer disposed on or above the at least one piezoelectric layer; and a top optical layer disposed on or above the top conducting layer. The sensor includes the piezoelectric film structure electrically connected to a signal processing system. The display assembly includes the sensor operably arranged relative to a display device. The piezoelectric film structures and sensors can be configured to determine one or more touch-sensing features associated with a touch event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Jaymin Amin, Shandon Dee Hart, Karl William Koch, III, Charles Andrew Paulson, William James Miller, Rostislav Vatchev Roussev
  • Patent number: 10649211
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Magic Leap, INC.
    Inventors: Samuel A Miller, William Hudson Welch
  • Patent number: 10648765
    Abstract: A large capacity magazine apparatus for spherical projectiles, such as toy foam balls that may be used in conjunction with a launcher. The magazine includes drum and clip housings and a rotatable sprocket with longitudinal flutes that together form a smooth pathway for the foam balls to travel in the magazine and to alleviate jams. The smooth pathway includes a helical path, a transition path and a linear path within the housings. A constant force spring provides a rotational force for the sprocket and a plurality of articulated rigid balls function to push the foam balls out of the magazine and into a firing chamber of the launcher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: HASBRO, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Miller, Robert James Victor, William J Bryant, David Michael Nugent
  • Publication number: 20200140110
    Abstract: A fuel oxygen conversion unit for a vehicle or an engine of the vehicle includes a contactor; a mechanically-driven, first fuel gas separator defining a liquid fuel outlet and a stripping gas outlet, the fuel oxygen conversion unit defining a liquid fuel outlet path in fluid communication with the liquid fuel outlet of the first fuel gas separator; and a second fuel gas separator positioned in fluid communication with the liquid fuel outlet path at a location downstream of the first fuel gas separator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Ethan Patrick O'Connor, Daniel Alan Niergarth, Arthur William Sibbach, Brandon Wayne Miller, Richard Alan Wesling
  • Patent number: 10640343
    Abstract: A winch assembly includes a base having first and second sides, a first shaft supported by the base and supporting a gear and a reel, and a second shaft supported by the base and supporting a ratchet gear. The ratchet gear meshes with the gear and a pawl, and a handle is attached to the second shaft for rotation thereof. The winch includes a cover having a top movable between first and second positions and first and second sides rotatably supporting the top. The first side may include a first arm extending toward and engaging a second arm extending from the second side. The top may include hooks for engaging a shaft extending between the sides of the cover. The sides of the cover may each include at least one retainer clip and the top includes corresponding lugs for engaging the at least one retainer clips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: DUTTON-LAINSON COMPANY
    Inventors: Brad Nels Christensen, Brandon William Miller, Zane Alexander Norton, Todd J. Yost, Jeffrey L. Dobbins, Milan Norton, Bang Brian Tran
  • Patent number: 10635255
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    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
  • Patent number: 10632977
    Abstract: A vehicle impact is determined to be likely to occur. Determinations are made that a vehicle speed is below a first predetermined threshold, that a vehicle pedal condition is met, and that a vehicle acceleration is below a second predetermined threshold. At least one instruction is then provided that includes at least one of an instruction to override an acceleration request and an instruction to suppress a throttle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Alex Maurice Miller, Stephen William Rouhana
  • Publication number: 20200120916
    Abstract: An irrigation system broadly comprising a number of irrigation spans and a control system configured to operate single speed drive motors of the irrigation spans in a start-up mode, full speed mode, and wind-down mode. In the start-up mode, the motor controller gradually increases the drive motor speed from 0 rpms to a full speed by ramping a voltage applied to the drive motor from a starting voltage to a full speed voltage according to a start-up voltage profile over a start-up time interval. In the full speed mode, the motor controller operates the drive motor at a full speed voltage. In the wind-down mode, the motor controller gradually decreases the drive motor speed from full speed to 0 rpms by ramping the voltage applied to the drive motor from the full speed voltage to an ending voltage according to a wind-down voltage profile over a wind-down time interval.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: LINDSAY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark William Miller, Bradford Ellison
  • Publication number: 20200124441
    Abstract: A method for packing an electronic flight bag (EFB) involves obtaining a route, determining a buffer zone surrounding the route, identifying aeronautical content to be downloaded that is at least partially located in the buffer zone, and downloading the identified aeronautical content from a remote aeronautical content repository to the EFB device. The method further involves selecting, from the downloaded aeronautical content, at least one aeronautical chart, and displaying the route and the buffer zone in the at least one aeronautical chart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: ForeFlight LLC
    Inventors: Jason Miller, Christopher Tyson Weihs, William Bryan Gestrich, Raymond Aaron Farnham
  • Publication number: 20200121678
    Abstract: The present invention provides compounds of formula (I) and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, wherein R1 and R2 are as defined in the specification, processes for their preparation, pharmaceutical compositions containing them and their use in therapy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: William FARNABY, Charlotte FIELDHOUSE, Katherine HAZEL, Catrina KERR, Natasha KINSELLA, David LIVERMORE, Kevin MERCHANT, David MILLER
  • Publication number: 20200108229
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to fluoride ion batteries and structures of metal based electrode materials for various fluoride ion batteries. The structures of the metal based electrode materials comprise one or more shells or interfaces, enabling the electrodes to operate at room temperature with a liquid electrolyte.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Qingmin XU, Christopher J. BROOKS, Kaoru OMICHI, Ryan K. MCKENNEY, Simon Jones, Victoria DAVIS, Stephen MUNOZ, Jeongmin KIM, Keith BILLINGS, Thomas MILLER, III, Robert H. GRUBBS, William WOLF
  • Patent number: 10612384
    Abstract: A system includes an inducer assembly configured to receive a fluid flow from compressor fluid source and to turn the fluid flow in a substantially circumferential direction into the exit cavity. The inducer assembly includes multiple flow passages. Each flow passage includes an inlet configured to receive the fluid flow and an outlet configured to discharge the fluid flow into the exit cavity, and each flow passage is defined by a first wall portion and a second wall portion extending between the inlet and the outlet. The first wall portion includes a first surface adjacent the outlet that extends into the exit cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Richard William Johnson, Bradley James Miller, David Martin Johnson
  • Publication number: 20200100009
    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: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Gregory William Lantz, John Matthew Miller, Albert Francis McGovern, JR.
  • Publication number: 20200095792
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the invention provide a pool cleaner including a housing, a cavity defined within the housing, and a removable debris container received within the cavity. The pool cleaner includes a modular components that may be individually accessed and/or removed for servicing or replacement without disturbing other system components. The pool cleaner can include electronics modularly housed in an electronics housing. The pool cleaner can include a modular drive system for moving the pool cleaner, and a modular hydraulic system that draws water and debris into the housing, and discharges filtered water, providing thrust to the pool cleaner. Also, scrubbers individually coupled to the housing can include helical vanes configured to guide debris into a debris inlet of the pool cleaner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: James Miller, William Evans, Mitchell Bellamy, Stephen Mitchell, Adam Key, Montie Roland, David Vaughn
  • Publication number: 20200084967
    Abstract: A grain tailings elevator for a combine harvester includes a an elevator housing having an interior containing a conveyor arrangement configured to transport grain tailings through the elevator housing to a discharge outlet. The elevator housing has a side wall with a window to the interior of the elevator housing. A camera having a camera housing containing an image sensor is mounted to the side wall of the elevator housing over the window with the image sensor in registration with the window. The image sensor is trained on the conveyor arrangement and configured to image the grain tailings transported by the conveyor arrangement through the elevator housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Stephen R. Corban, Scott Miller, William D. Todd, Herman Herman, Zachary Pezzementi, Trenton Tabor, Jonathan Chang
  • Publication number: 20200084480
    Abstract: A system disclosed within this document is capable of improving performance in virtual computing environments, e.g., by reducing latency associated with streaming video data between a client device and an associated server system over a network. As discussed in detail below, such performance improvements can be achieved using techniques that avoid, reduce and/or overlap operations that are executed by the server system in order to render, encode, and/or transmit video data to a client device over a network. Such techniques can be used to reduce propagation and/or processing delays imposed by, for example, the server system's CPU operations, input/output (I/O), infrastructure, NIC, OS processes, among other types of hardware and software-based overheads. In various implementations, the performance enhancements can be realized at the rendering, encoding, or transmission operations performed by the server system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: William J. Raduchel, Ian McLoughlin, Timothy Miller
  • Patent number: 10585006
    Abstract: Overheat and fire detection for aircraft systems includes an optical controller and a fiber optic loop extending from the optical controller. The fiber optic loop extends through one or more zones of the aircraft. An optical signal is transmitted through the fiber optic loop from the optical controller and is also received back at the optical controller. The optical controller analyzes the optical signal to determine the temperature, strain, or both experienced within the zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Kidde Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Wilson, David William Frasure, Mark Thomas Kern, Mark Sherwood Miller, Scott Kenneth Newlin, Chris George Georgoulias, Stefan Coreth, Ken Bell
  • Patent number: 10584237
    Abstract: A propylene-based polymer composition is characterized by a melt strength at 190° C. of at least 20 cN, a melt drawability at 190° C. of at least 100 mm/s, and a flexural modulus at room temperature of at least 240,000 psi. The propylene-based polymer composition includes a propylene-based polymer resin having a crystallinity of at least 50% coupled with a poly(sulfonyl azide).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Braskem America, Inc.
    Inventors: Elliot Carnevale, Riley Stevens, Kimberly Miller McLoughlin, William Scott Miller, Michael Robert Stephans, Steven Michael Krupinski
  • Patent number: D882331
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: SHARKNINJA OPERATING LLC
    Inventors: Martin Edward Miller, Jennifer Kathryn Marsden, Sam William Bannister, Hamish Leigh Thompson