Patents by Inventor Alan Johnson

Alan Johnson 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: 11223998
    Abstract: A system, method and apparatus for controller functionality for each of security, monitoring and automation, as well as a bidirectional Internet gateway, is provided. Such functionality is provided by virtue of a configurable architecture that enables a user to adapt the system for the user's specific needs. In addition, functionality for gathering configuration information from a previously-installed security system and using that information in a subsequent takeover of that security system is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: iControl Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Wade Cohn, Lewis Clay Dearman, Gary Robert Faulkner, James A. Johnson, James Edward Kitchen, David Leon Proft
  • Patent number: 11220379
    Abstract: A dispensing fitment assembly includes a fitment assembly and a dispensing probe. The fitment assembly includes a fitment housing and a plug. The fitment housing is configured to operatively couple to a container opening of a fluid container. The plug is positioned within an interior portion of the fitment housing. The plug is slidingly movable between an open and closed position. Engagement between the dispensing probe and the interior surface of the plug is configured to move the plug from the closed position to the open position. Disengagement between the dispensing probe and the interior surface of the plug is configured to move the plug from the open to closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Karl Alan Heinbuch, Matthew D. Lausted, Jeffrey Michael Schultz, Kevin Michael Welle, Bradley Jacob Johnson
  • Publication number: 20220001191
    Abstract: It is well understood in the medical industry that medical disorders can manifest as serious problems for the affected subjects, their families, and society. Today, psychiatrists, neurologists and other physicians treat these disorders with a variety of medications, many of which have significant negative side effects. The teachings provided herein are directed to a novel system and methods for treating certain neurological, psychological, psychiatric and medical disorders by delivering a “magnetic stimulation” to a subject's neural and perineural system using either a static or electromagnetic field to generate a modulated variable power multi-spectral magnetic stimulation on three axis; the modulated stimulation using methods that have predictable, controlled, modifiable, and repeatable characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Applicant: Round River Research Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel E. Cohen, Jennifer Palmquist, David Cohen, Bruce C. Johnson, Ellen Cohen, Dan Alan Preston
  • Patent number: 11216468
    Abstract: The CONVERGED MERCHANT PROCESSING APPARATUSES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS (“CMP”) facilitates the generation of user accounts with merchants. The user may be logged into an electronic wallet or issuer account, and may initiate an account generation process with a one-click mechanism. The CMP may provide information to the merchant in order to facilitate the generation of the account after receiving data from the electronic wallet or issuer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: Thomas Purves, Raul Leyva, Alan Johnson, John C. Wang
  • Publication number: 20210399466
    Abstract: Examples are disclosed that relate to connector systems, magnetic plug assemblies and methods for mating a magnetic plug assembly with a plurality of receptacles. In one example, a magnetic plug assembly comprises a moveable member comprising an aperture and one or more magnets. A plug tip extends through the aperture, and one or more biasing elements urge the moveable member and the one or more magnets toward a distal end of the plug tip, with the moveable member being moveable relative to the plug tip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Chee Kiong FONG, Sujuan TANG, Leonardo Gilbert DEL CASTILLO, Richard F. JOHNSON, Edward C. GIAIMO, III, Thomas K. MEHRKENS, Kurt David WRISLEY, Christopher Alan SCHAFER, Akash Atul SHAH, Mohammed Nadir HAQ
  • Patent number: 11204692
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to user interfaces. In some examples, the electronic device provides for transitioning between simulated lighting effects. In some examples, the electronic device applies a simulated lighting effect to an image. In some examples, the electronic device provides user interfaces for applying a filter to an image. In some examples, the electronic device provides for a reduced filter interface. In some examples, the electronic device provides a visual aid displayed in a viewfinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Behkish J. Manzari, Marek Bereza, Jeffrey A. Brasket, Frederic Cao, Alan C. Dye, Elliott Harris, Cyrus Daniel Irani, Jonathan P. Ive, Garrett Johnson, Emilie Kim, Joseph A. Malia, Grant Paul, Pavel Pivonka, Billy Sorrentino, III, Andre Souza Dos Santos
  • Patent number: 11202943
    Abstract: A golf club includes a golf club head having a body defining an interior cavity. The body includes a sole, a crown and a skirt positioned around a periphery between the sole and crown. A face defines a forward portion of the club head and includes a striking surface width and a hosel defining a hosel bore. A channel and a recessed port are positioned in the sole. The channel extends substantially in a heel-to-toe direction. A sleeve is mounted on a tip end of the golf club shaft and is adapted to be inserted into the hosel bore. A fastener has a shaft portion extending through a passage and a head portion located in the recessed port. Selectively attaching the sleeve adjusts at least one of a loft angle and a lie angle of the club head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher John Harbert, Todd P. Beach, Matthew David Johnson, Nathan T. Sargent, Kraig Alan Willett, Michelle Penney, Marc Kronenberg, Matthew Greensmith, Joseph Henry Hoffman
  • Patent number: 11202889
    Abstract: An intravascular catheter for peri-vascular and/or peri-urethral tissue ablation includes multiple needles advanced through supported guide tubes which expand around a central axis to engage the interior surface of the wall of the renal artery or other vessel of a human body allowing the injection an ablative fluid for ablating tissue, and/or nerve fibers in the outer layer or deep to the outer layer of the vessel, or in prostatic tissue. The catheter may also include structures which provide radial and/or lateral support to the guide tubes so that the guide tubes expand uniformly and maintain their position against the interior surface of the vessel wall as the sharpened injection needles are advanced to penetrate into the vessel wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Ablative Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Fischell, Tim A. Fischell, Robert Ryan Ragland, Darrin James Kent, Andy Edward Denison, Eric Thomas Johnson, Jeff Alan Burke, Christopher Scott Hayden, Robert E. Fischell
  • Patent number: 11200745
    Abstract: In particular embodiments, a computing system may display a virtual-reality scene on a device worn by a user. The system may capture an image of a physical environment surrounding the user and detect an object of interest in the image. The system may determine, based on the detected object, that one or more alert criteria are satisfied. The system may generate depth measurements of at least the object. The system may generate, based on the depth measurements, a model representing the object. The system may render, based on a viewpoint of the user and the model, an output image depicting a visualization of the object. The system may display the output image on the device worn by the user in response to the determination that the one or more alert criteria are satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC.
    Inventors: Samuel Alan Johnson, Mahdi Salmani Rahimi, Shaik Shabnam Nizamudeen Basha, Belinda Heywood
  • Publication number: 20210382547
    Abstract: A system includes processing circuitry configured to receive sensor data regarding a user operating a head mounted display (HMD). The processing circuitry is configured to identify a plurality of reference points of a pose of the user based at least on the sensor data. The processing circuitry is configured to apply one or more models to the plurality of reference points to determine a type of the pose of the user. The processing circuitry is configured to select a mode of operation of the HMD responsive to the type of the pose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2021
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Inventors: Samuel Alan Johnson, Mahdi Salmani Rahimi
  • Patent number: 11175730
    Abstract: A virtual space configuration system of an artificial reality system can detect a user posture and provide various corresponding customizations of the system's virtual space. The virtual space configuration system can, when a user is in a seated posture, provide for seated virtual space customizations. In various implementations, these customizations can include allowing adjustment of a floor height; setting a flag that can be surfaced to applications to adjust the applications' mechanics for seated users; customizing display of virtual space boundaries when in seated mode to be less intrusive; providing options to detect when a user leaves seated mode and trigger corresponding actions; provide a passthrough workspace area allowing a user to interact with certain real-world objects naturally without having to remove a virtual reality headset; or automatically determining virtual space dimensions for seated users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Samuel Alan Johnson, Shaik Shabnam Nizamudeen Basha, Mahdi Salmani Rahimi, Benjamin Antoine Georges Lefaudeux
  • Patent number: 11156830
    Abstract: Artificial reality (AR) systems track pose and skeletal positioning for multiple co-located participants, each having a head mounted display (HMD). Participants can join a shared artificial reality event or experience with others in the same location. Each participant's HMD can independently render AR content for the participant based on the participant's pose and pose information obtained from other participants' HMDs. A participating HMD may broadcast tracking estimates for skeletal points of interest (e.g., joints, finger tips, knees, ankle points, etc.) that are within the field-of-view of the HMD's cameras and/or sensors. A participating HMD may receive skeletal position information determined by other HMDs, and aggregate the received tracking information along with internal tracking information to construct an accurate, full estimate of its own pose and skeletal positioning information for its corresponding participant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Samuel Alan Johnson, Carsten Sebastian Stoll, Benjamin Antoine Georges Lefaudeux
  • Publication number: 20210291385
    Abstract: A fun and affordable animated toy robot operates with varying degrees of autonomy and anthropomorphism. The robot may include a customized chipboard controller or computer, a power source, and may be constructed with specialized connectors, magnets, servo motors, generally less-sturdy (or pliable) thin materials, such as chipboard, card stock, cardboard, or the like, used for the body and limbs of the robot, and LEDs. The specialized connectors may be used to attach the servos to these materials. An application and the controller may be used to control the motion of the robot. Young children may be able to make the attachments to build the robot with little or without the help of adults or older children. Building and operating the robot may be fun activities for children and families, and may provide enjoyable learning activities about robotics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Brian Mathews, Alan Johnson, Micah Nolte
  • Publication number: 20210261352
    Abstract: A conveyor condition monitor, for use with a conveyor comprising a plurality of trollies running along a conveyor rail and linked to one another by a chain link system, is disclosed. The monitor comprises a conveyor monitoring station and a first deformation sensor. The deformation sensor is in communication with the conveyor monitor, and is adapted to notify the conveyor monitor of the presence of a deformed trolley in the conveyor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Scott Alan Johnson, Richard Allen Moen, William Thomas Preble
  • Patent number: 11099638
    Abstract: A system includes processing circuitry configured to receive sensor data regarding a user operating a head mounted display (HMD). The processing circuitry is configured to identify a plurality of reference points of a pose of the user based at least on the sensor data. The processing circuitry is configured to apply one or more models to the plurality of reference points to determine a type of the pose of the user. The processing circuitry is configured to select a mode of operation of the HMD responsive to the type of the pose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Samuel Alan Johnson, Mahdi Salmani Rahimi
  • Publication number: 20210256112
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating and validating certified electronic credentials are disclosed. A publisher may receive a certified electronic credential order from a credentialer and prepare a plurality of certified electronic credentials. The publisher may associate each credential with authentication information and a credential record, and retain a database of associated authentication information and credential records. The publisher may provide validation services, receiving a validation request through a credentialer's validation portal, and provide a response through the credentialer's portal indicative of the validity, additional information about the credential and/or the credential holder. The credential holder may assign a personal access key to control or limit the validation of a credential. A validating entity may receive credential validation through the credentialer with a heightened degree of confidence in the validation and lack of forgery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventors: Peter Alan Johnson, Christopher Simon Jackson, Robert Allen Huffman
  • Publication number: 20210243194
    Abstract: A system and method of establishing a resource provider as a trusted listing are disclosed. The method includes receiving, by a directory server computer, an indication from a user that a resource provider is trusted. The directory server computer is programmed to provide a first level of authentication. The method then includes storing, in a database, data representing the indication from the user that the resource provider is trusted. The method then includes receiving an authentication request message from the user conducting an interaction at the resource provider computer and determining that the data representing the indication from the user that the resource provider is trusted is present. In response to determining, the method includes providing a second level of authentication to the user before the user is allowed to complete the interaction. The second level of authentication is lower than the first level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicant: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: Mark NELSEN, David William WILSON, Guido MANGIAGALLI, Anjana Neera SURIN, Sayeed MOHAMMED, Alan JOHNSON, Phillip LAVENDER, Glenn POWELL
  • Publication number: 20210233314
    Abstract: In particular embodiments, a computing system may display a virtual-reality scene on a device worn by a user. The system may capture an image of a physical environment surrounding the user and detect an object of interest in the image. The system may determine, based on the detected object, that one or more alert criteria are satisfied. The system may generate depth measurements of at least the object. The system may generate, based on the depth measurements, a model representing the object. The system may render, based on a viewpoint of the user and the model, an output image depicting a visualization of the object. The system may display the output image on the device worn by the user in response to the determination that the one or more alert criteria are satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Samuel Alan Johnson, Mahdi Salmani Rahimi, Shaik Shabnam Nizamudeen Basha, Belinda Heywood
  • Patent number: 11073902
    Abstract: An artificial reality system includes a head mounted display (HMD) and a hand-held device. A virtual boundary can provide for user safety during an artificial reality session. For example, the virtual boundary may be defined to protect the user from collisions with physical objects, such as walls, furniture, or the like, while the user is immersed in the artificial reality session. The artificial reality system can constrain the predicted motion path of a portion of a user's body based on body configuration parameters and range of motion of the joints associated with the body portion. The artificial reality system can then use the constrained motion paths to determine whether or not the virtual boundary warning should be activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mahdi Salmani Rahimi, Benjamin Antoine Georges Lefaudeux, Robert Foster, Weiguang Si, Samuel Alan Johnson
  • Publication number: 20210199053
    Abstract: A coated component for a gas turbine engine is provided. The coated component includes a substrate having a surface and a ceramic coating. The ceramic coating includes one or more linear slots and one or more non-linear slots. The one or more non-linear slots intersect the one or more linear slots. The plurality of linear slots and the plurality of non-linear slots form segments of ceramic coating material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Hrishikesh Keshavan, Curtis Alan Johnson, Hongqiang Chen, Bernard Patrick Bewlay, Byron Andrew Pritchard, JR., Mehmet M. Dede