Patents by Inventor Charles L. Johnson

Charles L. 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: 10392582
    Abstract: A composition including a plurality of particles, the particles including: about 25% to about 94% by weight a water soluble carrier; about 5% to about 45% by weight a quaternary ammonium compound; and about 0.5% to about 10% by weight a cationic polymer; wherein each of the particles has a mass from about 1 mg to about 1 g; and wherein the composition has a viscosity from about 1 Pa-s to about 10 Pa-s at 65° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jaden S. Zerhusen, Michael P. Fontaine, Lenae V. Johnson, Rajan K. Panandiker, Charles L. Schmitt, Alessandro Corona, III
  • Patent number: 10377966
    Abstract: A composition including a plurality of particles, the particles including about 25% to about 94% by weight a water soluble carrier; about 5% to about 45% by weight a quaternary ammonium compound; about 1% to about 40% by weight a fatty acid; and about 0.5% to about 10% by weight a cationic polymer; wherein each of the particles has a mass from about 1 mg to about 1 g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jaden S. Zerhusen, Lenae V. Johnson, Alessandro Corona, III, Rajan K. Panandiker, Michael P. Fontaine, Charles L. Schmitt
  • Publication number: 20190216493
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a body assembly, a shaft, an acoustic waveguide, an articulation section, an end effector, and an articulation drive assembly. The shaft extends distally from the body assembly and defines a longitudinal axis. The acoustic waveguide comprises a flexible portion. The articulation section is coupled with the shaft. A portion of the articulation section encompasses the flexible portion of the waveguide. The articulation section comprises a plurality of body portions aligned along the longitudinal axis and a flexible locking member. The flexible locking member is operable to secure the body portions in relation to each other and in relation to the shaft. The end effector comprises an ultrasonic blade in acoustic communication with the waveguide. The articulation drive assembly is operable to drive articulation of the articulation section to thereby deflect the end effector from the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Barry C. Worrell, Benjamin J. Danziger, Benjamin D. Dickerson, Brian D. Black, Cara L. Shapiro, Charles J. Scheib, Craig N. Faller, Daniel J. Mumaw, David J. Cagle, David T. Martin, David A. Monroe, Disha V. Labhasetwar, Foster B. Stulen, Frederick L. Estera, Geoffrey S. Strobl, Gregory W. Johnson, Jacob S. Gee, Jason R. Sullivan, Jeffrey D. Messerly, Jeffrey S. Swayze, John A. Hibner, John B. Schulte, Joseph E. Hollo, Kristen G. Denzinger, Kristen L. D'Uva, Matthew C. Miller, Michael R. Lamping, Richard W. Timm, Rudolph H. Nobis, Ryan M. Asher, Stephen M. Leuck, Tylor C. Muhlenkamp, William B. Weisenburgh, II, William A. Olson
  • Publication number: 20190169533
    Abstract: A composition including a plurality of particles, the particles including about 25% to about 94% by weight a water soluble carrier; about 5% to about 45% by weight a quaternary ammonium compound; about 1% to about 40% by weight a fatty acid; and about 0.5% to about 10% by weight a cationic polymer; wherein each of the particles has a mass from about 1 mg to about 1 g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Jaden S. Zerhusen, Lenae V. Johnson, Alessandro Corona, III, Rajan K. Panandiker, Michael P. Fontaine, Charles L. Schmitt
  • Publication number: 20190169532
    Abstract: A composition including a plurality of particles, the particles including: about 25% to about 94% by weight a water soluble carrier; about 5% to about 45% by weight a quaternary ammonium compound; and about 0.5% to about 10% by weight a cationic polymer; wherein each of the particles has a mass from about 1 mg to about 1 g; and wherein the composition has a viscosity from about 1 Pa-s to about 10 Pa-s at 65° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Jaden S. Zerhusen, Michael P. Fontaine, Lenae V. Johnson, Rajan K. Panandiker, Charles L. Schmitt, Alessandro Corona, III
  • Patent number: 10311050
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include a system, computer program product, and computer-implemented method configured to modify a knowledge graph. The disclosed embodiments seek to improve the process of expanding a knowledge graph by identifying information that is useful and relevant to the needs of the users based on questions being asked by users. In one embodiment, the information is collected using a gaming platform. The disclosed embodiments augment the knowledge graph, by adding new entities and/or relationships, based on the gathered information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Charles E. Beller, Donna K. Byron, Benjamin L. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20190159769
    Abstract: Various methods and devices are provided for allowing multiple surgical instruments to be inserted into sealing elements of a single surgical access device. The sealing elements can be movable along predefined pathways within the device to allow surgical instruments inserted through the sealing elements to be moved laterally, rotationally, angularly, and vertically relative to a central longitudinal axis of the device for ease of manipulation within a patient's body while maintaining insufflation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Mark S. Ortiz, David T. Martin, Matthew C. Miller, Mark J. Reese, Wells D. Haberstich, Carl Shurtleff, Charles J. Scheib, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jerome R. Morgan, Daniel H. Duke, Daniel J. Mumaw, Gregory W. Johnson, Kevin L. Houser
  • Patent number: 9811287
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method includes issuing, to a DRAM with EIP, a first group of two or more load requests to load data from a hash table constructed from hashed join-key values of a dimension table for a hash-join procedure. A second group of two or more load requests is issued. First response data is received, responsive to the first group of load requests. The first response data is processed while awaiting second response data responsive to the second group. Processing the first response data includes identifying matches between the join-key values corresponding to entries in the load requests of the first group and one or more hash buckets in the first response data. The size of the second group of load requests is selected such that a time for processing the first response data is approximately equal to the latency in receiving the second response data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeffrey H. Derby, Charles L. Johnson, Robert K. Montoye, Dheeraj Sreedhar, Steven P. VanderWiel
  • Publication number: 20160147451
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method includes issuing, to a DRAM with EIP, a first group of two or more load requests to load data from a hash table constructed from hashed join-key values of a dimension table for a hash-join procedure. A second group of two or more load requests is issued. First response data is received, responsive to the first group of load requests. The first response data is processed while awaiting second response data responsive to the second group. Processing the first response data includes identifying matches between the join-key values corresponding to entries in the load requests of the first group and one or more hash buckets in the first response data. The size of the second group of load requests is selected such that a time for processing the first response data is approximately equal to the latency in receiving the second response data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Inventors: Jeffrey H. Derby, Charles L. Johnson, Robert K. Montoye, Dheeraj Sreedhar, Steven P. VanderWiel
  • Patent number: 9245813
    Abstract: The chip stack of semiconductor chips with enhanced cooling apparatus includes a first chip with circuitry on a first side and a second chip electrically and mechanically coupled to the first chip by a grid of connectors. The apparatus further includes a thermal interface material pad between the first chip and the second chip, wherein the thermal interface material pad includes nanofibers aligned parallel to mating surfaces of the first chip and the second chip, and a heat removal device thermally connected to the thermal interface material pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gerald K. Bartley, Charles L. Johnson, John E. Kelly, III, Joseph Kuczynski, David R. Motschman, Arvind K Sinha, Kevin A. Splittstoesser, Timothy A. Tofil
  • Patent number: 9111899
    Abstract: The chip stack of semiconductor chips with enhanced cooling apparatus includes a first chip with circuitry on a first side and a second chip electrically and mechanically coupled to the first chip by a grid of connectors. The apparatus further includes a thermal interface material pad placed between the first chip and the second chip, wherein the thermal interface material pad includes nanofibers aligned parallel to mating surfaces of the first chip and the second chip and nanofibers aligned perpendicular to mating surfaces of the first chip and the second chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Lenovo
    Inventors: Gerald K. Bartley, Charles L. Johnson, John E. Kelly, III, Joseph Kuczynski, David R. Motschman, Arvind K. Sinha, Kevin A. Splittstoesser, Timothy J. Tofil
  • Patent number: 8812945
    Abstract: The disclosure describes a method of dynamically creating real-time presentations responsive to search expressions. The method comprises retrieving information from search engines, parsing the retrieved information to create dynamically a structured document including mark-up tags, and rendering the structured document as a slide show presentation of images by a multimedia presentation module. The structured document may be editable, annotatable, storable, and publishable by a user viewing the slide show presentation on the client device. The information retrieved from the one or more search engines may be restricted to one or more specified web domains. Pertinent textual information about the object of interest may also be retrieved along with the image information for convenient review by the user. Each displayed image in the slideshow presentation may have an embedded hyperlink to the source page of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Laurent Frederick Sidon
    Inventors: Laurent Sidon, Charles L. Johnson, Ronen Lasry
  • Publication number: 20140210068
    Abstract: The chip stack of semiconductor chips with enhanced cooling apparatus includes a first chip with circuitry on a first side and a second chip electrically and mechanically coupled to the first chip by a grid of connectors. The apparatus further includes a thermal interface material pad between the first chip and the second chip, wherein the thermal interface material pad includes nanofibers aligned parallel to mating surfaces of the first chip and the second chip, and a heat removal device thermally connected to the thermal interface material pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gerald K. Bartley, Charles L. Johnson, John E. Kelly, III, Joseph Kuczynski, David R. Motschman, Arvind K. Sinha, Kevin A. Splittstoesser, Timothy A. Tofil
  • Publication number: 20140070393
    Abstract: The chip stack of semiconductor chips with enhanced cooling apparatus includes a first chip with circuitry on a first side and a second chip electrically and mechanically coupled to the first chip by a grid of connectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gerald K. Bartley, Charles L. Johnson, John E. Kelly, III, Joseph Kuczynski, David R. Motschman, Arvind K. Sinha, Kevin A. Splittstoesser, Timothy J. Tofil
  • Patent number: 8666794
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for project management is provided. A project manager creates sub-project data for a sub-project based on project data for a project. The project manager also modifies the project data. A sub-project manager modifies the sub-project data, wherein modification of the sub-project data enables modification of the project data. The project data and the sub-project data are displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Melita M. Alletto-Walton, William S. Anderson, Rachael L. Ferrara, James C. Hemeyer, Edward M. Huels, Charles L. Johnson, Haidar Yousif
  • Patent number: 8367478
    Abstract: The exemplary embodiments of the present invention provide a method and apparatus for enhancing the cooling of a chip stack of semiconductor chips. The method includes creating a first chip with circuitry on a first side and creating a second chip electrically and mechanically coupled to the first chip by a grid of connectors. The method further includes creating a cavity in a second side of the first chip between the connectors and filling the cavity with a thermal material. The chip stack of semiconductor chips with enhanced cooling apparatus includes a first chip with circuitry on a first side and a second chip electrically and mechanically coupled to the first chip by a grid of connectors. The apparatus further includes wherein portions of a second side of the first chip between the connectors is removed to provide a cavity in which a thermal material is placed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gerald K. Bartley, Charles L. Johnson, John E. Kelly, III, David R. Motschman
  • Publication number: 20120306088
    Abstract: The exemplary embodiments of the present invention provide a method and apparatus for enhancing the cooling of a chip stack of semiconductor chips. The method includes creating a first chip with circuitry on a first side and creating a second chip electrically and mechanically coupled to the first chip by a grid of connectors. The method further includes creating a cavity in a second side of the first chip between the connectors and filling the cavity with a thermal material. The chip stack of semiconductor chips with enhanced cooling apparatus includes a first chip with circuitry on a first side and a second chip electrically and mechanically coupled to the first chip by a grid of connectors. The apparatus further includes wherein portions of a second side of the first chip between the connectors is removed to provide a cavity in which a thermal material is placed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gerald K. BARTLEY, Charles L. JOHNSON, John E. KELLY, III, David R. MOTSCHMAN
  • Patent number: 8272381
    Abstract: A closed circuit rebreather including a breathing hose assembly, head assembly and internal counterlung assembly having axial and radial gas flow passageways therethrough, wherein the assembly is housed within a tank and includes a scrubber substantially enclosed along its longitudinal length within a water impervious counterlung bladder, the scrubber including foraminous inner and outer tubes having a carbon dioxide absorbent material filling the space therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Inventor: Charles L. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8140297
    Abstract: A three-dimensional (3D) chip is fabricated from components that have been cut out of a two-dimensional (2D) chip. The components from the 2D chip are layered and coupled to create the layers of the 3D chip. By testing the 2D chip first, the layers of the 3D chip have been pre-tested, thus reducing testing and production costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gerald K. Bartley, Charles L. Johnson, Mark M. Thornton, Patrick R. Varekamp
  • Patent number: 8127079
    Abstract: A first cache simultaneously broadcasts, in a single message, a request for a cache line and a request to accept a future related evicted cache line to multiple other caches. Each of the multiple other caches evaluate their occupancy to derive an occupancy value that reflects their ability to accept the future related evicted cache line. In response to receiving a requested cache line, the first cache evicts the related evicted cache line to the cache with the highest occupancy value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy H. Heil, Russell D. Hoover, Charles L. Johnson, Steven P. Vanderwiel