Patents by Inventor Colin Johnson

Colin 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: 20210187897
    Abstract: A microlattice structure may be used for a variety of different applications with a protective helmet assembly. The three-dimensional microlattice layer comprising a plurality of interconnected filaments extending along at least three different directions from a plurality of nodes. The microlattice layer may further comprise at least one material layer extending laterally between and interconnecting at least two or more nodes. The at least one material layer may be configured to transversely and rotationally constrain the nodes to increase the overall compressive strength and stiffness of the microlattice structure. The at least one material layer may comprise a single, continuous layer and/or a plurality of material layer segments. The microlattice layer may comprise a single, continuous layer or a plurality of microlattice layer segments. The microlattice layer may be stacked, the stacked microlattice layers may further comprise one or more material layers and/or one or more impact mitigation layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2021
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: Per REINHALL, John CAGLE, Derek WALLIN, Jason NEUBAUER, Valerie CARRICABURU, Colin JOHNSON, Bertran DIDIER, Andre HP STONE, Amish PATEL
  • Patent number: 10571511
    Abstract: In at least some embodiments, a system comprises a socket gate terminal configured to receive a first voltage to activate and inactivate a device under test (DUT) coupled to the socket gate terminal. The system also comprises a socket source terminal configured to provide a reference voltage to the DUT. The system further comprises a socket drain terminal configured to provide a second voltage to the DUT to stress the DUT when the DUT is inactive. The socket drain terminal is further configured to receive a third voltage to cause a current to flow through a pathway in the DUT between the socket drain terminal and the socket source terminal when the DUT is active. The socket drain terminal is further configured to provide a fourth voltage indicative of a resistance of the pathway in the DUT when the DUT is active and is heated to a temperature above an ambient temperature associated with the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Alex Paikin, Colin Johnson, Tathagata Chatterjee, Sameer Pendharkar
  • Publication number: 20190011493
    Abstract: In at least some embodiments, a system comprises a socket gate terminal configured to receive a first voltage to activate and inactivate a device under test (DUT) coupled to the socket gate terminal. The system also comprises a socket source terminal configured to provide a reference voltage to the DUT. The system further comprises a socket drain terminal configured to provide a second voltage to the DUT to stress the DUT when the DUT is inactive. The socket drain terminal is further configured to receive a third voltage to cause a current to flow through a pathway in the DUT between the socket drain terminal and the socket source terminal when the DUT is active. The socket drain terminal is further configured to provide a fourth voltage indicative of a resistance of the pathway in the DUT when the DUT is active and is heated to a temperature above an ambient temperature associated with the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Alex PAIKIN, Colin JOHNSON, Tathagata CHATTERJEE, Sameer PENDHARKAR
  • Patent number: 10101382
    Abstract: In at least some embodiments, a system comprises a socket gate terminal configured to receive a first voltage to activate and inactivate a device under test (DUT) coupled to the socket gate terminal. The system also comprises a socket source terminal configured to provide a reference voltage to the DUT. The system further comprises a socket drain terminal configured to provide a second voltage to the DUT to stress the DUT when the DUT is inactive. The socket drain terminal is further configured to receive a third voltage to cause a current to flow through a pathway in the DUT between the socket drain terminal and the socket source terminal when the DUT is active. The socket drain terminal is further configured to provide a fourth voltage indicative of a resistance of the pathway in the DUT when the DUT is active and is heated to a temperature above an ambient temperature associated with the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Alex Paikin, Colin Johnson, Tathagata Chatterjee, Sameer Pendharkar
  • Publication number: 20180188313
    Abstract: In at least some embodiments, a system comprises a socket gate terminal configured to receive a first voltage to activate and inactivate a device under test (DUT) coupled to the socket gate terminal. The system also comprises a socket source terminal configured to provide a reference voltage to the DUT. The system further comprises a socket drain terminal configured to provide a second voltage to the DUT to stress the DUT when the DUT is inactive. The socket drain terminal is further configured to receive a third voltage to cause a current to flow through a pathway in the DUT between the socket drain terminal and the socket source terminal when the DUT is active. The socket drain terminal is further configured to provide a fourth voltage indicative of a resistance of the pathway in the DUT when the DUT is active and is heated to a temperature above an ambient temperature associated with the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Alex PAIKIN, Colin JOHNSON, Tathagata CHATTERJEE, Sameer PENDHARKAR
  • Patent number: 8112661
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method and system for providing, in a network storage system, a topology set to a storage administrator for selection of a topology to implement a new protection policy for a dataset. A topology includes a mapping between storage objects participating to effectuate an existing protection policy and storage objects participating to effectuate the new protection policy. When a storage administrator selects a new protection policy, a storage manager automatically generates a number of topology options including a storage object participating in the existing protection policy. According to a priority rule, the storage manager determines the priority of the topologies by computing a priority indicator for each of the topologies. In certain embodiments, the topology set is displayed to a storage administrator including the priority indicator for each topology for informing the storage administrator the relative preference of each topology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: NetApp, Inc.
    Inventors: David Eric La France, Colin Johnson, Shraddha Sorte
  • Patent number: 8020037
    Abstract: Example embodiments provide various techniques for creating a test bed for testing failover and failback operations. In an example, data is stored on a primary storage system, while a backup copy of the data is stored on a secondary storage system. A test bed may be created by replicating the data on the primary storage system and replicating the backup copy on the secondary storage system. The replicated copies of the data and the backup copy, as well as a process used to backup the data, comprise the test bed, which may be used to test the failover and failback operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: NetApp, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry Schwartz, Colin Johnson
  • Patent number: 7881493
    Abstract: Eyetracking techniques and analysis techniques are disclosed. At least one interpretation of eyetracking data is received from an eye interpretation engine. A characteristic of an application is dynamically modified based on the interpretation of the eyetracking data. A portion of the application being viewed by a user may be determined. The determined portion may be modified in response to the interpretation of the eyetracking data for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Eyetools, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory T. Edwards, Colin Johnson
  • Patent number: 7760910
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for evaluation of visual stimuli using existing viewing data. An embodiment of a method includes storing viewing data relating to the viewing of visual stimuli. In addition, parameters relating to the stored viewing data are stored. A first visual stimulus for analysis is received. In order to analyze the first visual stimulus, the target parameters for the first visual stimulus are matched with the parameters for the stored viewing data. If there is a sufficient match between the target parameters with the parameters for the stored viewing data, data to represent the first visual stimulus is generated based at least in part on the stored viewing data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Eyetools, Inc.
    Inventors: Colin Johnson, Gregory T. Edwards
  • Publication number: 20080208926
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus to manage data using data sets are presented. In one embodiment, the method includes allowing an administrator of a data storage system to define a data set having a plurality of storage objects and to associate the data set with a data management policy, wherein each of the plurality of storage objects includes a logical representation of a collection of data and replicas of the collection of data, the collection of data stored in storage containers managed by storage servers in the data storage system, wherein the storage containers are independent of the logical representation. The method may further include using a storage manager to manage the data set as a single unit according to the data management policy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2007
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Inventors: Peter L. Smoot, Jim Holl, Sahn Lam, Colin Johnson, David E. La France, Brian Hackworth, Kostadis Roussos, Jim Voll
  • Publication number: 20070146637
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for evaluation of visual stimuli using existing viewing data. An embodiment of a method includes storing viewing data relating to the viewing of visual stimuli. In addition, parameters relating to the stored viewing data are stored. A first visual stimulus for analysis is received. In order to analyze the first visual stimulus, the target parameters for the first visual stimulus are matched with the parameters for the stored viewing data. If there is a sufficient match between the target parameters with the parameters for the stored viewing data, data to represent the first visual stimulus is generated based at least in part on the stored viewing data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2006
    Publication date: June 28, 2007
    Inventors: Colin Johnson, Gregory Edwards
  • Publication number: 20070088714
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for collection, processing, and utilization of viewing data. An embodiment of a server includes a link with a source of viewing data, the source of viewing data to record viewing data that is related to activities performed by an individual. The server is to receive the recorded viewing data. The server further includes a memory for storing data. The data to be stored includes the recorded viewing data related to the activities performed by the individual. The server also includes a processor to process viewing data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2006
    Publication date: April 19, 2007
    Inventors: Gregory Edwards, Colin Johnson
  • Patent number: 4690480
    Abstract: An outlet terminal connector for electrical circuitry contained within a hermetically sealed housing. The connector includes a tubular shell having a threaded end portion composed of steel for releasably engaging a threaded mating cable connector and a base end portion composed of a different metal suitable for welding to the material of the housing. The connector shell is fabricated as a unitary assembly from a two layer explosively bonded laminate, one layer of which comprises steel and the other layer of which comprises the material of the connector base end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1985
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1987
    Assignee: Allied Corporation
    Inventors: Wayne R. Snow, Gaston R. Isliker, Colin A. Johnson, deceased
  • Patent number: 4661935
    Abstract: A variable amplitude/phase color seismic display is provided which increases the ease with which interpreters can locate peaks, troughs and other information of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1984
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1987
    Assignee: Phillips Petroleum Company
    Inventors: Clifford L. Shock, Colin Johnson
  • Patent number: 4374450
    Abstract: An igniter plug having a center electrode and annular electrode with an air gap therebetween is provided having a nickel coating on the tungsten electrode and a portion of the supporting pin therefor, and a collar situate within a portion of the annular electrode to retain a ceramic sleeve within the air gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 1981
    Date of Patent: February 22, 1983
    Assignee: The Bendix Corporation
    Inventors: Gilbert G. Warren, Colin A. Johnson
  • Patent number: 3943323
    Abstract: A bonding head for connecting the electrically conductive leads of a tape cable or the like to other electrical conductors. The bonding head, which applies heat and pressure to the electrical conductors and leads to bond them together, is an elongated member comprised of a material having high mechanical strength but low thermal conductivity which contains a conduit comprised of a material having low mechanical strength but high thermal conductivity. A heating element inserted in the conduit supplies heat to the conduit and bonding head. This arrangement provides a bonding head having a high mechanical strength and hence structural failure and deformation of the bonding head is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1974
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1976
    Assignee: The Bendix Corporation
    Inventors: Gerald C. Smith, Dennis L. Ellingson, Colin A. Johnson, Seong K. Rhee