Patents by Inventor Bruce C. Johnson

Bruce C. 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: 10421349
    Abstract: An energy storage system comprising at least one energy storage module adapted to supply electrical energy to a hybrid vehicle. The energy storage module comprises an enclosure, at least one battery array located within the enclosure, and an energy storage controller module located within the enclosure and electrically connected to the battery array. The energy storage module further comprises a compliant tipped thermistor which may be installed within a flexible clip. The thermistor is positioned to monitor the temperature of one or more of the batteries within the energy storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Allison Transmission, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian J. Maskew, Scott K. Bennett, Leonard F. Baxter, II, Daniel J. Youngs, Kurt Biehl, Edward Bass, Eric D. Schneider, Felice E. Bailey, Steven T. Reyburn, Dean M. Ford, Clyde E. Johnson, Bruce E. Miller, Richard Bletsis, Derek A. Delrymple, Markus Naegeli, Jerry Wendling, Timothy A. Gasaway, Russell B. Hopkins, Brian C. Morrow, Robert Lawrence
  • Publication number: 20190225446
    Abstract: An example system includes an advancement mechanism to drive print media into a stacking region, a movable media guide arrangement and a controller. The movable media guide arrangement includes a pair of opposing media guides to receive opposing edges of a print medium therein and a translation mechanism to move the opposing media guides between at least two positions, the at least two positions including a deployed position and a retracted position. The controller is to actuate the translation mechanism to move the opposing media guides into the deployed position when the advancement mechanism transports a print medium into the stacking region and to actuate the translation mechanism to move the opposing media guides to the retracted position to release the print medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Steve O Rasmussen, Bruce G Johnson, Elliott Downing, Tom McCue, Gene Jones, Todd M Gaasch, Jonathan C Spafford, Anthony W Ebersole
  • Patent number: 10322627
    Abstract: An energy storage system comprising at least one energy storage module adapted to supply electrical energy to a hybrid vehicle. The energy storage module comprises an enclosure, at least one battery array located within the enclosure, and an energy storage controller module located within the enclosure and electrically connected to the battery array. The energy storage module further comprises a compliant tipped thermistor which may be installed within a flexible clip. The thermistor is positioned to monitor the temperature of one or more of the batteries within the energy storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Allison Transmission, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian J. Maskew, Scott K. Bennett, Leonard F. Baxter, II, Daniel J. Youngs, Kurt Biehl, Edward Bass, Eric D. Schneider, Felice E. Bailey, Steven T. Reyburn, Dean M. Ford, Clyde E. Johnson, Bruce E. Miller, Richard Bletsis, Derek A. Delrymple, Markus Naegell, Jerry Wendling, Timothy A. Gasaway, Russell B. Hopkins, Brian C. Morrow, Robert A. Lawrence
  • Publication number: 20190156472
    Abstract: A system and method for performing real-time quality inspection of objects is disclosed. The system and method include a transport to move objects being inspected, allowing the inspection to be performed in-line. At least one optical acquisition unit is provided that captured optical images of the objects being inspected. The captured optical images are matched to CAD models of objects, and the matched CAD model is extracted. A laser with an illumination light beam has a wavelength in the violet or ultraviolet range then conducts scans of the objects, which are formed into three-dimensional point clouds. The point clouds are compared to the extracted CAD models for each object, where CTF are compared to user input or CAD model information and the object is determined to be acceptable or defective based on the extent of deviation between the point cloud and the CAD model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: KODAK ALARIS INC.
    Inventors: Bruce A. LINK, Robert W. JOHNSON, Alexander C. LOUI, Jose Zvietcovich ZEGARRA, Erik GARCELL
  • Publication number: 20190143382
    Abstract: A laser ablation system comprises a volume configured to contain a workpiece and a carriage configured to move within the volume relative to a workpiece. The carriage comprises a clamping system, a laser enclosure, and a laser ablation work head within the laser enclosure. The clamping system is configured to clamp the workpiece and seal against a portion of the workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew C. Johnson, Bruce J. Hanninen
  • Publication number: 20110152604
    Abstract: An intravaginal urinary incontinence device has an insertion end and an opposed withdrawal end. The device has a resilient frame including a working portion disposed proximate the withdrawal end and an anchoring portion disposed proximate the insertion end. The working portion has a resilient structure having a plurality of connected elongate elements arranged and configured to define opposed working surfaces for providing support to an associated urinary system. The anchoring portion extends beyond the working portion and has a plurality of connected elongate elements arranged and configured to expand laterally within a user's vagina. The elongate elements are formed of a high modulus polymer having an elongation at yield of at least 3% and an elastic modulus of at least 2 Gpa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventors: Raymond J. HULL, JR., Bruce C. Johnson, Pramod Mavinkurve, Leonard Rosenfeld
  • Publication number: 20110152605
    Abstract: An intravaginal urinary incontinence device has an insertion end and an opposed withdrawal end. The device has a resilient frame including a working portion disposed proximate the withdrawal end and an anchoring portion disposed proximate the insertion end. The working portion has a resilient structure having a plurality of connected elongate elements for providing support to an associated urinary system. The anchoring portion has a plurality of connected elongate elements arranged to expand laterally within a user's vagina. The elongate elements are formed of a high modulus polymer having an elastic modulus of at least 2 or 3 GPa. Additionally, the polymer may have an Initial Stress @ 3% Strain of at least about 30 MPa, an elongation at yield of at least 3%, a Stress Ratio of at least about 0.5, and/or an Aged Stress (t=50 hrs @ 40° C.) @ 3% Strain is greater than about 35 MPa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventors: Raymond J. Hull, JR., Bruce C. Johnson, Pramod Mavinkurve, Leonard Rosenfeld
  • Patent number: 7722588
    Abstract: A multilayered apertured film wrapping element for an absorbent article is disclosed. At least one outer layer of the fluid-impervious plastic material has a continuous phase of a thermoplastic polymeric component and an immiscible, dispersed phase of a thermoplastic polymeric component having a lower melting point. The wrapping element is useful in applications involving heat sealing and similar thermal processes in absorbent articles, such as sanitary napkins, diapers, bandages, tampons, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: McNeil-PPC, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce C. Johnson, Judith Roller
  • Publication number: 20040019159
    Abstract: This invention relates to a novel composition for use in dental flosses or tapes. More particularly, it relates to novel compositions containing a base polymer, a block copolymer and a nonmigrating compatibilizer or plasticizer that, in combination in a blend, result in a floss or dental tape having good breaking strength, elongation, tenacity, nick resistance and gentleness to the gums.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2003
    Publication date: January 29, 2004
    Inventors: Michael Thomas Schiraldi, John Charles Subelka, Ralph Korpman, Bruce C. Johnson, Atiyel Erden Tanverdi, Ivor Peter Lewis
  • Publication number: 20030093049
    Abstract: A multilayered apertured film wrapping element for an absorbent article is disclosed. At least one outer layer of the fluid-impervious plastic material has a continuous phase of a thermoplastic polymeric component and an immiscible, dispersed phase of a thermoplastic polymeric component having a lower melting point. The wrapping element is useful in applications involving heat sealing and similar thermal processes in absorbent articles, such as sanitary napkins, diapers, bandages, tampons, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2002
    Publication date: May 15, 2003
    Inventors: Bruce C. Johnson, Judith Roller
  • Patent number: 6527996
    Abstract: This invention relates to a novel composition for use in dental flosses or tapes. More particularly, it relates to novel compositions containing a base polymer, a block copolymer and a nonmigrating compatibilizer or plasticizer that, in combination in a blend, result in a floss or dental tape having good breaking strength, elongation, tenacity, nick resistance and gentleness to the gums.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2003
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Thomas Schiraldi, John Charles Subelka, Ralph Korpman, Bruce C. Johnson, Atiye Erden Tanverdi, Ivor Peter Lewis
  • Publication number: 20020072567
    Abstract: This invention relates to a novel composition for use in dental flosses or tapes. More particularly, it relates to novel compositions containing a base polymer, a block copolymer and a nonmigrating compatibilizer or plasticizer that, in combination in a blend, result in a floss or dental tape having good breaking strength, elongation, tenacity, nick resistance and gentleness to the gums.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2001
    Publication date: June 13, 2002
    Inventors: Michael Thomas Schiraldi, John Charles Subelka, Ralph Korpman, Bruce C. Johnson, Atiye Erden Tanverdi, Ivor Peter Lewis
  • Patent number: 6318362
    Abstract: A nasal dilator that prevents the outer wall tissue of the nasal passages of the nose from drawing in during breathing comprises a truss member. The truss member includes a flexible strip of material having a first end region, a second end region and an intermediate segment. The first and second end regions are adapted to engage the outer wall tissue of first and second nasal passages of the nose. The intermediate segment is configured to traverse a portion of a nose located between the first and second nasal passages. The truss member further includes first and second resilient bands secured to the strip of material adjacent opposite edges of the intermediate segment. The resiliency of the first and second resilient bands acts to stabilize the outer wall tissue and thereby prevents the outer wall tissue of the first and second nasal passages from drawing in during breathing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2001
    Assignee: Creative Integration & Design, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce C. Johnson
  • Patent number: 6264921
    Abstract: A fluid delivery system and a propellant therefor. The propellant comprises a mixture of a plurality of substances, the precise by-weight or by-molar combination of which is used to set the propellant pressure within a desirable pressure range. At least one of the plurality of propellant substances is a relatively higher vapor pressure fluid; and at least one of the plurality of propellant substances is a relatively lower vapor pressure fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2001
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce C. Johnson, Dennis Norgon, Paul Kratoska
  • Patent number: 6253110
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a stimulation electrode for use on an implantable lead, the lead and electrode so fabricated and a method of their use. The electrode is made by coating a conductive electrode member with a coating of a high surface area coating having micron or sub-micron surface features and after coating, plasma cleaning the electrode member. The electrode is coupled to an insulated conductor of an implantable lead and is employed to stimulate body tissue. The high surface area coating may be platinum black, ruthenium oxide, another metal oxide, a metal nitride or the like. Steroid may be applied to the electrode member after coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2001
    Assignee: Medtronic INC
    Inventors: Scott J. Brabec, Kenneth R. Brennen, William J. Schindeldecker, Stanten C. Spear, Roger E. Rugland, Bruce C. Johnson
  • Patent number: 6251410
    Abstract: A dental floss formed from a single hollow monofilament in the shape of a flattened tube. The monofilament is formed of a blend that includes a base polymer, a block copolymer and a compatibilizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2001
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Comsumer Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Thomas Schiraldi, John Charles Subelka, Ralph Korpman, Bruce C. Johnson, Atiye Erden Tanverdi, Ivor Peter Lewis
  • Publication number: 20010003587
    Abstract: This invention relates to a novel composition for use in dental flosses or tapes. More particularly, it relates to novel compositions containing a base polymer, a block copolymer and a nonmigrating compatibilizer or plasticizer that, in combination in a blend, result in a floss or dental tape having good breaking strength, elongation, tenacity, nick resistance and gentleness to the gums.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2001
    Publication date: June 14, 2001
    Inventors: Michael Thomas Schiraldi, John Charles Subelka, Ralph Korpman, Bruce C. Johnson, Atiye Erden Tanverdi, Ivor Peter Lewis
  • Patent number: 6170248
    Abstract: A chain link comprising a shank portion connected to a pair of eye portions at each end of the shank so as to form a dog-bone shape with eyelets at the ends. The eyelets are formed by a Y-shaped root section that is connected to a half-torus-shaped hat section. The cross-section profile of the shank portion is round, square, or, alternatively, an I-beam shape. The eye portions include an inner portion having an arcuate inner surface and an outer portion being substantially rectangular in cross-section. The chain link is preferably made of a high-strength alloy steel and is especially well-suited for use in dragline hoist chains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2001
    Assignee: Columbia Steel Casting Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Garrick J. Ianello, Bruce C. Johnson
  • Patent number: 6149137
    Abstract: A quench system for cooling hot flue gases from combustion systems is disclosed. The quench system includes a venturi mounted in a quench vessel. The water level in the quench vessel may be raised or lowered in accordance with the flow rate of the gases to be quenched. When the pressure drop across the venturi is insufficient to achieve the desired cooling to adiabatic saturation temperature, the water level is increased so that the downcomer connected to the venturi is submerged and the additional pressure drop further cools the flue gases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2000
    Assignee: Callidus Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce C. Johnson, Robert R. Trimble, Randhir C. Desai
  • Patent number: 5966849
    Abstract: A lock system removably connects an earth-engaging tooth point to an adapter. The lock system is particularly suited to tooth points for large excavating buckets, such as dragline buckets. The forward-extending nose of the adapter fits within the rear-facing socket of the tooth point. Ears extend back from the tooth point on both sides of the adapter and define apertures adapted to receive pins. A hole in the adapter is also adapted to receive the pins. The pins extend through the apertures and into the hole, thus fixedly connecting the tooth point to the adapter. To remove the tooth point, both pins can be driven into the adapter hole and housed there concurrently. The tooth point can then be removed and the pins later driven out of the hole. A lock system also connects a main body pin to a rigging part. The lock system is particularly suited to large rigging parts, such as for draglines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1999
    Assignee: Columbia Steel Casting Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Moehnke, Bruce C. Johnson