Patents by Inventor David L. Johnson

David 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).

  • Publication number: 20200278999
    Abstract: There is a need for solutions that increase efficiency and reliability of medical record processing systems. This need can be addressed, for example, by receiving a free-form primary provider input from a primary provider profile; detecting one or more information deficiencies in the primary provider input, wherein each information deficiency indicates a respective query; for each identified information deficiency of the one or more information deficiencies, identifying a supportive profile associated with the respective information deficiency, causing the supportive profile computing entity associated with the respective supportive provider profile to present an audiovisual interface that includes an indication of the respective query associated with the information deficiency, and receiving a supportive provider input from each supportive provider profile; and generating a collaborative record for the primary provider input based on the primary provider input and each received supportive provider input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Raja Mukherji, Dominik Dahlem, Scott D. Johnson, Michael B. Wentzien, Joshua L. Taylor, Thomas R. Gilbertson, Bruno Ohana, Mallory B. Van Horn, David A. Chennisi, Yangcheng Huang
  • Patent number: 10752830
    Abstract: A coated proppant includes a solid core proppant particle and a heavy metal recovery coating, including heavy metal recovery crystals embedded within a polymer resin matrix. A process for the manufacture of a coated proppant includes providing a solid core proppant particle, and forming on the solid core proppant particle, a heavy metal recovery coating including heavy metal recovery crystals embedded within a polymer resin matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Kaoru Aou, Juan Carlos Medina, H. Robert Goltz, Sachit Goyal, Arjun Raghuraman, Fabio Aguirre Vargas, Avery L. Watkins, David A. Reuschle, Ann F. Johnson, Yasmin N. Srivastava
  • Publication number: 20200259310
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an approach for monitoring the output power of a VCSEL or VCSEL array in a relatively compact, low profile package. A VCSEL device or VCSEL package of the present disclosure may generally be configured with a photodiode for monitoring output power of one or more VCSELs. In some embodiments, one or more VCSEL devices may be arranged over or on a photodetector, such that the photodetector is configured to detect light emitted through a bottom of the VCSEL. In such embodiments, the VCSEL device may have a patterned bottom metal layer and/or an etched substrate to allow light to pass below or behind the VCSEL to the photodiode. In other embodiments, a photodetector may be arranged on a submount adjacent one or more VCSELs, and may be configured to detect light reflected via a diffuser in order to monitor output power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: Vixar, Inc.
    Inventors: Klein L. JOHNSON, David SANDQUIST, Mary K. HIBBS-BRENNER
  • Publication number: 20200256571
    Abstract: A method and system for supplying fresh outdoor air into a building structure is disclosed. The method includes monitoring indoor and outdoor temperatures and selectively injecting fresh outside air into a supply line based upon the monitoring. Embodiments include injecting the fresh air using an injection duct within the supply line downstream of a forced air device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: David L. Johnson, Jr., David L. Johnson, Sr.
  • Patent number: 10709495
    Abstract: Methods and devices are provided for retracting a cutting assembly in the event of a failure on a motorized electrosurgical device. A surgical device is provided that includes a handle portion with an elongate shaft extending distally therefrom. The elongate shaft has first and second jaws at a distal end, and the jaws are configured to engage tissue. The surgical device also has a cutting assembly configured to cut tissue engaged between the first and second jaws. A drive shaft extends from the handle of the surgical device through the elongate shaft and is coupled to the cutting assembly for moving the cutting assembly. The surgical device has a motorized gear assembly with at least one motor driven gear that is configured to move the drive shaft. The surgical device also has a bailout assembly that is configured to manually move the drive shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Megan A. Broderick, Catherine A. Corbett, Kevin M. Fiebig, Eric N. Johnson, Richard L. Leimbach, David M. Locke, Gavin M. Monson, Rudolph H. Nobis, Mark D. Overmyer, Brett E. Swensgard, Gregory A. Trees, Aaron C. Voegele
  • Publication number: 20200204664
    Abstract: A tool for assisting in affixing a screen protector to a display of an electronic device is provided. The tool includes first and second segments slidably attached to define an interior of the tool. The first segment has a first side, a second side attached to the first side by a first corner alignment feature, and a third side attached to the second side by a second corner alignment feature. The second segment similarly includes a first side, a second side, and a third side. The first and second corner alignment features of the first segment and the first and second corner alignment features of the second segment are configured to center the electronic device in the interior of the tool when the first segment is slid relative to the second segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: ROSS V. BULKLEY, BRYAN W. GOINGS, ELISE S. NIEDRINGHAUS, GEORGE RUSSELL PRICE, JAMIE L. JOHNSON, DAVID J. BOHMAN, RICHARD W. VINSON, ZACHARIAH J. PICKETT, JONATHAN B. MIKSCH
  • Publication number: 20200123201
    Abstract: Provided herein are compositions including peptides, pharmaceutical preparations thereof, and methods of preventing photoreceptor death therewith and protecting of retinal cells, including, but not limited to, photoreceptors and retinal pigment epithelium, from Fas- or TRAIL-mediated apoptosis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicants: ONL Therapeutics, Inc., The Regents of the University of Michigan
    Inventors: Cagri G. BESIRLI, Alexander J. BRIDGES, John K. FRESHLEY, William A. HUNKE, Linda L. JOHNSON, Francis X. SMITH, Ethan SYLVAIN, David N. ZACKS
  • Patent number: 10610421
    Abstract: An absorbent article (10) can include a fastening system including a primary fastening system (82) and a secondary fastening system (84). The primary fastening system (82) can include at least one primary first fastening component (86) and at least one primary second fastening component (88). The secondary fastening system (84) can include a first secondary first fastening component (96) and at least one secondary second fastening component (98). The absorbent article (10) can also include a pocket (64) disposed in the front waist region (12) such that at least one primary first fastening component (86) is configured to engage the pocket (64) when engaging the at least one primary second fastening component (88) in the fastened condition of the absorbent article (10) and the first secondary first fastening component (96) can engage the at least one secondary second fastening component (98) in the fastened condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: David F. Bishop, Sara Stabelfeldt, Nicole J. Barna, Nancy E Dawson, Jeffrey A DeBroux, John T. Hahn, Eric D. Johnson, Georgia L. Zehner
  • Patent number: 10577143
    Abstract: An apparatus and method of making and applying threaded twist-off neck finishes for metal containers is provided. More specifically, the present invention relations to apparatus and methods used to form metallic bottles with threaded necks adapted to receive selectively removable threaded closures. The threaded neck may be formed by interconnecting a threaded outsert to a metallic bottle. Alternatively, the threaded neck may be formed as an integral portion of the neck of the bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Ball Corporation
    Inventors: Greg Robinson, David J. Bonfoey, Dean L. Johnson, Anthony J. Scott
  • Publication number: 20200054896
    Abstract: The present invention provides improved methods and apparatus that use machine vision techniques to rapidly and automatically guide objects into desired docking configurations. The present invention is based at least in part upon using multi-depth, rotationally symmetric targets that are observed from two or more observation perspectives. By taking advantage of parallax effects associated with the multi-depth topography of the target, the apparent positions of target features in captured image information encodes position and angular alignment of the objects relative to each other in three dimensional space. The practice of the present invention provides a fast, accurate, reliable and automatic approach to achieve hard or soft docking configurations in the electron beam therapies as well as to implement real-time gating and tracking during the course of a treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Richard L. Johnson, Christopher J. Patane, David H. Whittum
  • Publication number: 20200030936
    Abstract: A computing system may send and receive data from a variety of other devices, such as abrading tools and consumable abrasive products. The computing system may use this data for various purposes, such as tracking worker vibration dosage, monitoring inventory, promoting use of personal protective equipment, and other purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Orlin B. Knudson, Rufus C. Sanders, Joseph B. Eckel, Bradley M. Johnson, Karl M. Kropp, Richard L. Rylander, David H. Redinger, Ronald D. Jesme, Andrew R. Henry, Theo L. Simon, Paul H. R. Jolly, Justin Tungjunyatham, Marc A. Egeland, Michael W. Dolezal, Adam C. Nyland
  • Publication number: 20200030938
    Abstract: A computing system may send and receive data from a variety of other devices, such as abrading tools and consumable abrasive products. The computing system may use this data for various purposes, such as tracking worker vibration dosage, monitoring inventory, promoting use of personal protective equipment, and other purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Orlin B. Knudson, Rufus C. Sanders, Joseph B. Eckel, Bradley M. Johnson, Karl M. Kropp, Richard L. Rylander, David H. Redinger, Ronald D. Jesme, Andrew R. Henry, Theo L. Simon, Paul H. R. Jolly, Justin Tungjunyatham, Marc A. Egeland, Michael W. Dolezal, Adam C. Nyland
  • Patent number: 10524852
    Abstract: A surgical end effector includes a cutting member, a first jaw, and a second jaw. The first jaw includes a first uninterrupted electrically conductive region. The second jaw includes an elongate slot extending longitudinally along a length of the second jaw member, the elongate slot defining a longitudinal axis aligned with the elongate slot. The second jaw also includes a second electrode surface extending between a proximal end and a distal end, the second electrode surface including a proximal interrupted electrically conductive region, a plurality of non-conductive stop members disposed on the proximal interrupted electrically conductive region, and a distal uninterrupted electrically conductive region distal to the proximal interrupted electrically conductive region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: David J. Cagle, Donna L. Korvick, Eric N. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10517779
    Abstract: An absorbent article (10) can include a pocket (64) disposed in the front waist region 12. The pocket (64) can include a first side edge (70), a second side edge (72), an upper lateral edge (74), and a lower lateral edge (76). The pocket (64) can be closed with respect to the absorbent assembly (44) at least at the first side edge (70) and the second side edge (72) and can be open with respect to the absorbent assembly (44) at least at the lower lateral edge (76). In one embodiment, at least a portion of the upper lateral edge (74) can be closer to the front waist edge (22) of the absorbent article (10) than is the first end edge (40) of the absorbent body (34).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Nicole J. Barna, Sara Stabelfeldt, David F. Bishop, Nancy E. Dawson, Robert M. Hill, Eric D. Johnson, Paul A. Weber, Georgia L. Zehner
  • Patent number: 10508134
    Abstract: Provided herein are compositions including peptides, pharmaceutical preparations thereof, and methods of preventing photoreceptor death therewith and protecting of retinal cells, including, but not limited to, photoreceptors and retinal pigment epithelium, from Fas- or TRAIL-mediated apoptosis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignees: ONL Therapeutics, Inc., The Regents Of The University of Michigan
    Inventors: Cagri G. Besirli, Alexander J. Bridges, John K. Freshley, William A. Hunke, Linda L. Johnson, Francis X. Smith, Ethan Sylvain, David N. Zacks
  • Patent number: 10500404
    Abstract: An adaptable healthcare module that is coupleable to one or more defibrillator devices is disclosed. The adaptable health care module includes a healthcare coupling to assist with treatment and/or monitoring of a patient. The healthcare coupling can be active while decoupling the adaptable healthcare module from a first defibrillator device and coupling to a second defibrillator device. The coupling of the adaptable healthcare module includes a mechanical engagement, between the adaptable healthcare module and the defibrillator device, to retain the adaptable healthcare module to the defibrillator device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Physio-Control, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Peterson, John C. Daynes, Mitchell A. Smith, Moira M. Galvin, David B. Stewart, Jennifer G. Jensen, Matthew L. Bielstein, Cathlene D. Buchanan, Jeffrey S. Edwards, Clayton M. Young, Karen K. Langman, Bethany J. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20190352829
    Abstract: An impregnation section and a method for impregnating fiber rovings with a polymer resin are disclosed. The impregnation section includes an impregnation zone and a gate passage. The impregnation zone is configured to impregnate the plurality of rovings with the resin. The gate passage is in fluid communication with the impregnation zone for flowing the resin therethrough such that the resin impinges on a surface of each of the plurality of rovings facing the gate passage and substantially uniformly coats the plurality of rovings. The method includes impinging a polymer resin onto a surface of a plurality of fiber rovings, and substantially uniformly coating the plurality of rovings with the resin. The method further includes traversing the plurality of coated rovings through an impregnation zone. Each of the plurality of rovings is under a tension of from about 5 Newtons to about 300 Newtons within the impregnation zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Timothy L. Tibor, Timothy A. Regan, Aaron H. Johnson, David W. Eastep
  • Publication number: 20190323410
    Abstract: A close coupled exhaust system support assembly comprises a mounting bracket coupled to an internal combustion engine having an extension including a through-hole. A support tab is fixedly attached to the exhaust system and has a terminal end located adjacent to the mounting bracket extension. A through-hole in the support tab is aligned with the through-hole of the mounting bracket extension. A mounting apparatus comprises a ferrule, having a through-hole extending therethrough and a spherical outer surface that is disposed within the through-hole of the support tab. The through-hole of the ferrule and the through-hole of mounting bracket extension define an axially extending receiving passage. A fastener disposed in the axially extending receiving passage fixes the mounting bracket extension relative to the support tab with an axial force exerted on the ferrule that deforms the spherical outer surface of the ferrule against the walls of the support tab through-hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: David A. Holmes, Richard L. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10434844
    Abstract: A window assembly for a vehicle includes a plurality of window panels arranged with at least one pair of adjacent window panels, with adjacent edge portions of adjacent ones of the window panels joined by a respective molded joining element. The adjacent edge portions joined by a respective molded joining element are offset or non-coplanar. The molded joining element may comprise an encapsulation that at least partially receives a perimeter edge portion of at least one of the adjacent window panels. The molded joining element may at least partially receive a rear perimeter edge portion of a forward window panel and may not overlap an outer surface of the forward window panel, with the molded joining element at least partially receiving a front perimeter edge portion of a rearward window panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: MAGNA MIRRORS OF AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Troy F. Tooker, David K. Johnson, Julie L. Quinones
  • Patent number: D891925
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Terry R. Kosnick, Jennifer A. Higgins, Lindsay J. Schostag, Meghan A. Katzenmeyer, Flor T. Frey, Lisa E. Warren, Andrew P. Singer, David K. Bruechert, Mitchell A. F. Johnson, Christoph Jonathan Steffen Meyer, Jeffrey D. Swenson, Connor M. Pelletier-Sutton, Mary L. Brown