Patents by Inventor Chris Johnson

Chris 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).

  • Publication number: 20240108959
    Abstract: Provided is a method for a basketball training device comprising a blocking module secured to a retaining element, in which the blocking module and the retaining element are configured such that the blocking module extends from the chest of a wearer and is adapted to impede the wearer from moving a basketball ball into a defensive hand zone of the wearer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Inventor: Chris Johnson
  • Publication number: 20230351455
    Abstract: A contact center system can track and evaluate dialogue data, telephony data, and/or application usage data associated with communication sessions between customers and representatives. The contact center system can identify communication sessions that have dialogue data containing keywords of one or more keyword categories, such as keyword categories associated with perceptions of high customer effort, and/or based on values of other key performance indicators. Users can use the contact center system to investigate the dialogue data, telephony data, and/or application usage data for identified communication sessions, for example to identify opportunities to train representatives to use alternate language during communication sessions, revise procedures in the contact center, or otherwise reduce perceptions of customer effort.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2023
    Publication date: November 2, 2023
    Inventors: Kimberly Zarecki, Chris Johnson, Marvin Roisland
  • Publication number: 20230285821
    Abstract: Provided is a basketball training device comprising a blocking module secured to a retaining element, in which the blocking module and the retaining element are configured such that the blocking module extends from the chest of a wearer and is adapted to impede the wearer from moving a basketball ball into a defensive hand zone of the wearer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2022
    Publication date: September 14, 2023
    Inventor: Chris Johnson
  • Patent number: 11734731
    Abstract: A contact center system can track and evaluate dialogue data, telephony data, and/or application usage data associated with communication sessions between customers and representatives. The contact center system can identify communication sessions that have dialogue data containing keywords of one or more keyword categories, such as keyword categories associated with perceptions of high customer effort, and/or based on values of other key performance indicators. Users can use the contact center system to investigate the dialogue data, telephony data, and/or application usage data for identified communication sessions, for example to identify opportunities to train representatives to use alternate language during communication sessions, revise procedures in the contact center, or otherwise reduce perceptions of customer effort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
    Inventors: Kimberly Zarecki, Chris Johnson, Marvin Roisland
  • Publication number: 20230020438
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for plasma dicing a substrate. The method comprising providing a process chamber having a wall; providing a plasma source adjacent to the wall of the process chamber; providing a work piece support within the process chamber; placing the substrate onto a support film on a frame to form a work piece work piece; loading the work piece onto the work piece support; providing a clamping electrode for electrostatically clamping the work piece to the work piece support; providing a mechanical partition between the plasma source and the work piece; generating a plasma through the plasma source; and etching the work piece through the generated plasma.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2022
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Applicant: Plasma-Therm LLC
    Inventors: Linnell Martinez, David Pays-Volard, Chris Johnson, David Johnson, Russell Westerman, Gordon M. Grivna
  • Publication number: 20220397565
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods of high-throughput screening test agents for treating a disease. Also disclosed herein are methods of high-throughput screening diseases. Systems for high-throughput screening are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2021
    Publication date: December 15, 2022
    Inventors: Chris Johnson, Ian Quigley, Renat Khaliullin, Timothy Dahlem, Daniel Anderson
  • Patent number: 11488865
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for plasma dicing a substrate. The method comprising providing a process chamber having a wall; providing a plasma source adjacent to the wall of the process chamber; providing a work piece support within the process chamber; placing the substrate onto a support film on a frame to form a work piece work piece; loading the work piece onto the work piece support; providing a clamping electrode for electrostatically clamping the work piece to the work piece support; providing a mechanical partition between the plasma source and the work piece; generating a plasma through the plasma source; and etching the work piece through the generated plasma.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Plasma-Therm LLC
    Inventors: Linnell Martinez, David Pays-Volard, Chris Johnson, David Johnson, Russell Westerman, Gordon M. Grivna
  • Publication number: 20220107507
    Abstract: Protective eyewear comprising a pair of eye pieces, each defining one of two opposing inner lateral surfaces spaced by a nose bridge. At least one of the inner lateral surfaces comprises a slot for slidably and releasably engaging a locating rib provided on said nose bridge. Said slot comprises a slot locking element and said nose bridge comprises a nose bridge locking element. In a use configuration with the locating rib of the nose bridge engaged within the slot, the slot locking element and the nose bridge locking element cooperate within said slot to releasably secure the locating rib within the slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Inventors: Nathan TOMLINSON, Chris JOHNSON, Tom OSMAN
  • Patent number: 10741447
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for plasma dicing a substrate. The method comprising providing a process chamber having a wall; providing a plasma source adjacent to the wall of the process chamber; providing a work piece support within the process chamber; placing the substrate onto a support film on a frame to form a work piece work piece; loading the work piece onto the work piece support; providing a clamping electrode for electrostatically clamping the work piece to the work piece support; providing a mechanical partition between the plasma source and the work piece; generating a plasma through the plasma source; and etching the work piece through the generated plasma.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Plasma-Therm LLC
    Inventors: Linnell Martinez, David Pays-Volard, Chris Johnson, David Johnson, Russell Westerman, Gordon M. Grivna
  • Patent number: 10707060
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for plasma dicing a substrate. The method comprising providing a process chamber having a wall; providing a plasma source adjacent to the wall of the process chamber; providing a work piece support within the process chamber; placing the substrate onto a support film on a frame to form a work piece work piece; loading the work piece onto the work piece support; providing a cover ring disposed above the work piece; generating a plasma through the plasma source; and etching the work piece through the generated plasma.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Plasma-Therm LLC
    Inventors: Chris Johnson, David Johnson, Linnell Martinez, David Pays-Volard, Rich Gauldin, Russell Westerman, Gordon M. Grivna
  • Publication number: 20200160428
    Abstract: Methods and systems for integrating same-day delivery services with an online retailer platform are disclosed. Graphical user interfaces are displayed on a retailer website for browsing and selecting items for purchase. Delivery options are provided including those for same-day delivery. A delivery service can provide available schedule delivery timeframes to be displayed on a GUI of the retailer website. A customer selects a delivery window for delivery of items selected for same-day delivery. The delivery windows are communicated through an integration API. Features presented to the customer during a shopping experience from item selection to checkout can be seamlessly presented to the user from both the retailer and the delivery service. Payment can be managed by the retailer rather than passed through the delivery service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: MIKE CALVO, CHRIS JOHNSON, ROB ANDERSON, PETER GUIDARELLI
  • Publication number: 20200160269
    Abstract: Methods and systems for integrating same-day delivery services with an online retailer platform are disclosed. Graphical user interfaces are displayed on a retailer website for browsing and selecting items for purchase. Delivery options are provided including those for same-day delivery. A delivery service can provide available schedule delivery timeframes to be displayed on a GUI of the retailer website. A customer selects a delivery window for delivery of items selected for same-day delivery. The delivery windows are communicated through an integration API. Features presented to the customer during a shopping experience from item selection to checkout can be seamlessly presented to the user from both the retailer and the delivery service. Payment can be managed by the retailer rather than passed through the delivery service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: MIKE CALVO, CHRIS JOHNSON, ROB ANDERSON, PETER GUIDARELLI
  • Patent number: 10573557
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for plasma dicing a substrate. The method comprising providing a process chamber having a wall; providing a plasma source adjacent to the wall of the process chamber; providing a work piece support within the process chamber; placing the substrate onto a support film on a frame to form a work piece work piece; loading the work piece onto the work piece support; providing a clamping electrode for electrostatically clamping the work piece to the work piece support; providing a mechanical partition between the plasma source and the work piece; generating a plasma through the plasma source; and etching the work piece through the generated plasma.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Plasma-Therm LLC
    Inventors: David Pays-Volard, Linnell Martinez, Chris Johnson, David Johnson, Russell Westerman, Gordon M. Grivna
  • Publication number: 20200059401
    Abstract: Automated deployment of a public cloud is disclosed. The technology accesses, via a user interface, a cloud provider pod designer including a plurality of cloud provider platform components. Instructions comprising a plurality of public cloud requirements are received via the user interface. In addition, optimization suggestions for a cloud provider platform and based on the public cloud requirements are provided via the user interface. The cloud provider pod designer then designs a cloud provider platform. The cloud provider platform is then deployed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicant: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Wade Holmes, Simon Genzer, Aritra Paul, Yves Sandfort, Matthias Eisner, Fabian Lenz, Philip Kriener, Joerg Lew, Chris Johnson
  • Patent number: 10548356
    Abstract: A swimming garment formed from a stretchable elasticated fabric that, in use, covers at least part of the wearer's thighs, hips and glutes. The garment includes at least two tension bands that have a higher modulus of elasticity than adjacent regions of the stretchable elasticated fabric so that, in use, the tension bands offer greater resistance to stretch than the adjacent regions. A first one of said tension bands follows a path that extends along the outside of a left thigh region of the garment to a left hip region of the garment and inwardly from the left hip region across a left upper glute region of the garment towards a mid-line of the garment. A second one of said tension bands follows a path that extends along the outside of a right thigh region of the garment to a right hip region of the garment and inwardly from the right hip region across a right upper glute region of the garment towards a mid-line of the garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: SPEEDO INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Karen Flockton, Ben Hardman, Tim Sharpe, Chris Johnson, Dawn Nixon, Joseph Santry
  • Patent number: 10472917
    Abstract: A wiper (200a) for a blowout preventer having an adapter ring (102a) and a piston (104a) slideable relative to the adapter ring along an interface can include a base (202) adapted to couple the wiper to the adapter ring and a head (204) coupled to the base. The head can include a first portion adapted to bridge the interface and contact the piston and a second portion adapted to contact the adapter ring and support the first portion. The second portion of the head can be adapted to at least partially resist rotation of the wiper. A blowout preventer can include one or more wipers as shown and described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: National Oilwell Varco, L.P.
    Inventors: Sergio Garcia, Chris Johnson, Lydia Mireles, Ali A. Al-Quraishi, Nathan Follett
  • Patent number: D885472
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Speedo International Limited
    Inventors: Chris Johnson, Nathan Tomlinson
  • Patent number: D885473
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Speedo International Limited
    Inventors: Chris Johnson, Nathan Tomlinson
  • Patent number: D886184
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Speedo International Limited
    Inventors: Chris Johnson, Nathan Tomlinson
  • Patent number: D1024241
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Inventor: Chris Johnson