Patents by Inventor Christopher Johnson

Christopher 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: 20240125152
    Abstract: An anti-theft device for securing an article of merchandise against unauthorized removal from a display counter. The anti-theft device comprises a latch plate and a pedestal having a quick-release interface. The latch plate is configured to selectively couple to the quick-release interface. A latch bolt is disposed within the pedestal. The latch bolt locks the latch plate relative to the quick-release interface. A plurality of retaining arms is configured to receive and retain an article of merchandise. The retaining arms cannot be disengaged from the article of merchandise while the latch plate is locked relative to the quick-release interface. A solenoid is housed within the pedestal and operationally connected to the latch bolt. The solenoid is configured to retract the latch bolt into a position in which the latch bolt disengages the latch plate, thereby releasing the latch plate from the quick-release interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2023
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Applicant: Vanguard Products Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher A. Kelsch, Douglas Barthold, Joel Jenkins, Sarah Johnson, Chris Nelson, Wade Zhu, Matthew Kuntz, Lee Eckert, John N. Figh, JR., Jasen Paul Biggins
  • Patent number: 11950873
    Abstract: A medical instrument includes cable pairs respectively wound around input spindles and connected to actuate degrees of freedom of an instrument shaft structure. The cables may connect so that rotating the input spindles actuates corresponding degrees of freedom. First pulleys in the instrument may receive first cables from the input spindles and redirect the first cables toward the instrument shaft, and second pulleys may receive second cables from the input spindles and redirect the second cables toward the instrument shaft. In one configuration, the first and second pulleys are respectively mounted at first and second levels, and the second pulleys redirect the second cables through the first level. Additionally or alternatively, one level of cables may cross while the other level of cables does not.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Bram Gilbert Antoon Lambrecht, S. Christopher Anderson, Ladd T. Johnson
  • Patent number: 11950843
    Abstract: An electrosurgical apparatus comprising an electrosurgical forceps instrument that combines la robust jaw opening mechanism with an a microwave energy delivery mechanism. The instrument includes a rigid bracket mounted at a distal end of a flexible shaft, wherein a pair of jaws are pivotably mounted on the rigid bracket. The instrument includes an energy delivery structure comprising a flexible dielectric substrate having a first electrode and an second electrode formed on one of the pair of jaws, wherein the first electrode and the second electrode are arranged to emit microwave energy. The electrosurgical apparatus may also comprise a handpiece that combines rotation control of an electrosurgical instrument with both power delivery and end effector actuation (e.g. jaw closure, blade retraction or the like).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: CREO MEDICAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Christopher Paul Hancock, George Christian Ullrich, David Edward Webb, Louis Turner, Simon Meadowcroft, Jessi Johnson, Miriam Taimisto
  • Publication number: 20240110022
    Abstract: A thermoplastic polymer composition comprises a thermoplastic polymer, at least one clarifying agent, and at least one coloring agent. A method for producing a thermoplastic polymer composition comprises the steps of separately providing a thermoplastic polymer and an additive composition and then mixing the thermoplastic polymer and additive composition. The additive composition comprises a clarifying agent and a coloring agent. Another method for producing a thermoplastic polymer composition comprises the steps of separately providing a thermoplastic polymer, at least one clarifying agent, and at least one coloring agent and then mixing the thermoplastic polymer, the clarifying agent, and the coloring agent. The thermoplastic polymer exhibits a blue hue factor (?) of 0.93 to 1.1 and/or a normalized brightness value (Y?) of 64.0 to 69.6. An additive composition contains at least one clarifying agent and at least one coloring agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Inventors: Xinfei Yu, Christopher Kochanowicz, Nathan Mehl, Keith Keller, Brent Johnson, Clifford Bynum
  • Publication number: 20240110763
    Abstract: An air launch apparatus includes a frame, a grip, and a plurality of sidewalls and also includes a hollow substantially cylindrical barrel having a central longitudinal axis. The air launch apparatus further includes a piston disposed substantially concentric with the barrel. The piston is configured to move longitudinally along the outer surface of the barrel in directions parallel to the longitudinal axis. The air launch apparatus also includes a nut that is configured to engage the piston as a front block carrying the nut is drawn rearward toward a user, and to hold the piston stationary relative to the front block while so engaged. A plunger, fixedly connected to the piston, is configured to move with the piston. Movement of the piston and plunger, forward during cocking draws air into a volume within an air chamber of the air launch apparatus. The plunger, together with the piston, is driven rearward (toward the user) during firing of the air launch apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Inventors: Arvid Johnson, Christopher David Miller
  • Patent number: 11944325
    Abstract: A system for robotic surgery makes use of an end-effector which has been configured so that a drill connected thereto is guided in its trajectory and limited in its advancement into an associated anatomical feature by a drill guide. The drill guide may be adjusted manually to engage a corresponding surface of the drill after its advancement by a pre-selected amount. The drill guide likewise includes features to guide the drill during trajectories having oblique angles relative to the surface of the anatomical feature associated with the medical procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Hayden Cameron, Spiros Mantzavinos, Neil R. Crawford, Sanjay Joshi, Norbert Johnson, James Cascarano, Justin Larson, Stephen Cicchini, Ross Morris, Christopher Angelucci
  • Patent number: 11930728
    Abstract: A control system for a double-acting air cylinder of an agricultural implement includes a valve assembly configured to control a base end air pressure and a rod end air pressure of the double-acting air cylinder. The control system also includes a controller communicatively coupled to the valve assembly. The controller is configured to determine a target base end air pressure and a target rod end air pressure based on a target force of the double-acting air cylinder and a target damping factor of the double-acting air cylinder. The controller is also configured to control the valve assembly such that a first difference between the base end air pressure and the target base end air pressure is less than a first threshold value and a second difference between the rod end air pressure and the target rod end air pressure is less than a second threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Chad Michael Johnson, Trevor Phillip Stanhope, Michael Christopher Conboy, Grant Thomas Macdonald
  • Publication number: 20240086094
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a storage device and a device controller operatively coupled with the storage device. The device controller comprises a memory that stores an application. The application stored on the memory comprises instructions. When executed, the instruction direct the device controller to receive a storage request comprising content. The device controller retrieves a storage device policy from the memory that indicates a set of storage locations on the storage device. The device controller selects one of the storage locations on the storage device based on the storage device policy. The device controller stores the content on the storage device at the selected storage location. The device controller records storage information for the content that indicates the selected location on the memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2022
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Inventors: Joshua Johnson, Curt Bruner, Jeffrey Reh, Christopher Squires, Brian Wilson
  • Patent number: 11928920
    Abstract: A server system for electronic games includes a memory and a processor configured to execute instructions stored in the memory. When the instructions are executed, the instructions cause the processor to receive from a communication device, a plurality of first signals generated in response to the communication device entering one or more predefined zones associated with the electronic games, and generate, based on the plurality of first signals, a heat map that defines one or more cells based upon a magnitude of a data element of the first signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: VIDEO GAMING TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Ryan Christopher Johnson, Lawrence Acosta Hysler, III
  • Publication number: 20240079890
    Abstract: A battery charging system includes a charging rack comprising multiple receptacle, multiple battery assemblies. Each of the battery assemblies includes a housing having a handle, rechargeable battery cells disposed within the housing, and a mating feature protruding away from the housing, wherein the mating feature is configured to selectively connect the battery assembly with the receptacle of the charging rack and includes multiple ports electrically connected to the battery cells and configured receive power from the charging rack to charge the battery cells, and wherein the handle comprises a release button configured to selectively disengage the battery assembly from the receptacle of the charging rack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2023
    Publication date: March 7, 2024
    Applicant: Briggs & Stratton, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Zeiler, Christopher Krajewski, Kyle Harvey, Ryan S. Jaskowiak, Nicholas Zeidler, Mark Noller, Todd Johnson
  • Publication number: 20240075760
    Abstract: A crafting apparatus (10) includes a working portion (22) and a base portion (20). The working portion (22) includes a lower surface (32) and an upper surface (34). The upper surface (34) defines a working three dimensional Cartesian coordinate system (X-Y-Z). The base portion (20) includes a lower surface (24) and an upper surface (26). The lower surface (32) of the working portion (22) is disposed adjacent to the upper surface (26) of the base portion (20). The lower surface (24) defines a non-working three dimensional Cartesian coordinate system (XS-YS-ZS). The upper surface (34) of the working portion (22) extends relative to the lower surface (24) of the base portion (20) at an angle (?22) for angularly-offsetting the working three dimensional Cartesian coordinate system (X-Y-Z) from the non-working three dimensional Cartesian coordinate system (XS-YS-ZS). Methods (200, 300) are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2022
    Publication date: March 7, 2024
    Applicant: Cricut, Inc.
    Inventors: John Barrus CHRISTENSEN, Bryan Fred Bihlmaier, Donald Christopher Sutton, John Douglas Dalton, Ryun Bates Noble, Kyle Kenneth Johnson, Grayson Stopp, Bayden Filleul, Kurt Stalsberg, James Lynch, Norman Stevenson
  • Patent number: 11919116
    Abstract: A mechanical assembly to precisely position large objects and align them to be joined with other objects with precision. The assembly does not require power to operate and can therefore be used in a variety of remote and harsh locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Inventors: Tyler Paine, Christopher Walther, Nicholas Johnson, Scott Larson
  • Patent number: 11919913
    Abstract: The present invention provides a compound having the structure: wherein R1, R2, R3, R4, and R5 are each independently H, halogen, CF3 or C1-C4 alkyl; R4 is H, OH, or halogen; B is a substituted or unsubstituted heterobicycle, pyridazine, pyrazole, pyrazine, thiadiazole, or triazole, wherein the heterobicycle is other than chloro substituted indole; and the pyrazole, when substituted, is substituted with other than trifluoromethyl, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: THE TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK
    Inventors: Konstantin Petrukhin, Christopher Cioffi, Graham Johnson, Nicoleta Dobri, Emily Freeman, Ping Chen, Michael Conlon, Lei Zhu
  • Publication number: 20240068771
    Abstract: A gun safety system can include a mount assembly comprising a mounting rail and a first lock mechanism, the mount assembly configured to secure the mounting rail to a support structure; and a gun safe assembly comprising an outer housing and an inner housing assembly disposed within the outer housing, the inner housing assembly including a sleeve at least partially defining a gun storage cavity, the outer housing comprising a first mounting rail guide, the first lock mechanism being accessible through the gun storage cavity in response to the gun safety system being in a docked configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Applicant: ULTIMATE DEFENSE TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Neil Oakshott, Jeffrey Orr, Rob Johnson, Ryan Parker, Christopher Miller
  • Patent number: 11912721
    Abstract: A series of fused pentacyclic imidazole derivatives, being potent modulators of human TNFa activity, are accordingly of benefit in the treatment and/or prevention of various human ailments, including autoimmune and inflammatory disorders; neurological and neurodegenerative disorders; pain and nociceptive disorders; cardiovascular disorders; metabolic disorders; ocular disorders; and oncological disorders. In particular, the present invention is concerned with 6, 7-dihydro-7, 14-methanobenzimidazo[1, 2-b][2,5]benzodiazocin-5(14H)-one derivatives and analogs thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignees: UCB Biopharma SRL, Sanofi
    Inventors: Teresa De Haro Garcia, Michael Deligny, Jag Paul Heer, Joanna Rachel Quincey, Mengyang Xuan, Zhaoning Zhu, Daniel Christopher Brookings, Mark Daniel Calmiano, Yves Evrard, Martin Clive Hutchings, James Andrew Johnson, Sophie Jadot, Jean Keyaerts, Malcolm MacCoss, Matthew Duncan Selby, Michael Alan Shaw, Dominique Louis Leon Swinnen, Laurent Schio, Yann Foricher, Bruno Filoche-Romme
  • Publication number: 20240034139
    Abstract: An electric vehicle may include a frame, wheel assemblies, an electric motor, a rechargeable battery, and a battery compartment in which the rechargeable battery is secured to the vehicle. The electric motor may be supported by and/or coupled to the unitized frame. The electric motor may be coupled to at least one of the wheel assemblies. The rechargeable battery may be electrically coupled to the electric motor and power the electric motor. The rechargeable battery may be housed by and/or within the battery compartment. The battery compartment may be disposed above the frame and along a longitudinal centerline of the vehicle. The battery compartment may have a length of one-third or more of the longitudinal length of the frame. The length of the battery compartment may be more than three times a width of the battery compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2022
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Applicant: Vanderhall Motor Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Hall, Christopher Johnson, Travis Niederhauser
  • Patent number: 11872561
    Abstract: A system for stretching a polynucleotide structure includes a first electrode configured to generate an electrostatic force perpendicular to a surface of the first electrode and to apply the electrostatic force to the polynucleotide structure to pin an end region of the polynucleotide structure near the surface of the first electrode, and a second electrode configured to generate an electric force along an axial direction of the polynucleotide structure to stretch the polynucleotide structure along the axial direction of the polynucleotide structure into a fully extended form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Karim Gadelrab, Mordechai Kornbluth, Jake Christensen, Christopher Johnson, Boris Kozinsky
  • Patent number: 11868506
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for aggregating and indexing a patient operational longitudinal record and extracting statistics therefrom. In one example, a system for storing and indexing entries in a patient operational longitudinal record may include at least one memory storing instructions and at least one processor configured to execute the instructions to: receive a health update from an authenticated device; map the health update to a health record; apply at least one stored rule to the health update and the health record to determine additional operational data; index and store the health update and the additional operational data in association with the health record; and allow access to the health record based on an associated security protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: TeleTracking Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Johnson, Michael Coen, Jeanne C. Iasella
  • Patent number: RE49866
    Abstract: Systems are provided for logging transactions in heterogeneous networks that include a combination of one or more instrumented components and one or more non-instrumented components. The instrumented components are configured to generate impersonated log records for the non-instrumented components involved in the transaction processing hand-offs with the instrumented components. The impersonated log records are persisted with other log records that are generated by the instrumented components in a transaction log that is maintained by a central logging system to reflect a complete flow of the transaction processing performed on the object, including the flow through the non-instrumented component(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: David Christopher Wright, Arijit Chatterjee, Qingqing Yuan, Praveen Kumar Barli, Basaveshwar S. Hiremath, Nosheen M. Syed, Autumn Lee Johnson
  • Patent number: RE49914
    Abstract: Systems are provided for logging transactions in heterogeneous networks that include a combination of one or more instrumented components and one or more non-instrumented components. The instrumented components are configured to generate impersonated log records for the non-instrumented components involved in the transaction processing hand-offs with the instrumented components. The impersonated log records are persisted with other log records that are generated by the instrumented components in a transaction log that is maintained by a central logging system to reflect a complete flow of the transaction processing performed on the object, including the flow through the non-instrumented component(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: David Christopher Wright, Arijit Chatterjee, Qingqing Yuan, Praveen Kumar Barli, Basaveshwar S. Hiremath, Nosheen M. Syed, Autumn Lee Johnson