Patents by Inventor Don H. Johnson

Don H. 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: 20160132942
    Abstract: A management system for managing, streamlining and automating the process of obtaining contributions for philanthropic entities (e.g., charities and other non-profit organizations), wherein user friendly Internet based processes are provided to (potential and actual) contributors that substantially eases the burden on such contributors in, e.g., contributing to such entities via planned giving or estate planning. For each of the philanthropic entities, the management system automates and facilitates the marketing and estate planning aspects for obtaining contributions in a manner that is consistent with the avowed beliefs and/or values of the entity, and that provides potential and actual contributors with contacts to professionals that also share the beliefs and/or values of the entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Inventors: Mark DeBiase, Dave Keesling, Don H. Johnson, Phillip Scott
  • Patent number: 8045152
    Abstract: A composition comprising a nanoparticle and at least one adsorbate associated with the nanoparticle, wherein the adsorbate displays at least one chemically responsive optical property. A method comprising associating an adsorbate with a nanoparticle, wherein the nanoparticle comprises a shell surrounding a core material with a lower conductivity than the shell material and the adsorbate displays at least one chemically responsive optical property, and engineering the nanoparticle to enhance the optical property of the adsorbate. A method comprising determining an optical response of an adsorbate associated with a nanoparticle as a function of a chemical parameter, and parameterizing the optical response to produce a one-dimensional representation of at least a portion of a spectral window of the optical response in a high dimensional vector space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: William Marsh Rice University
    Inventors: Nancy J. Halas, Don H. Johnson, Sandra Whaley Bishnoi, Carly S. Levin, Christopher John Rozell, Bruce R. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20100315513
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for new digital image/video camera that directly acquires random projections of the incident light field without first collecting the pixels/voxels and has a startle reflex. The startle reflex is achieved by collecting a training set of samples while operating the imaging device at the low sampling rate, computing an empirical probability distribution of the training set of samples, collecting a testing set of samples while operating the imaging device at the low sampling rate, computing an empirical probability distribution of the testing set of samples, computing an empirical entropy test statistic, and capturing an image at the high sampling rate in response to the computed empirical entropy statistic exceeding a threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Inventors: Ilan N. Goodman, Don H. Johnson, Richard G. Baraniuk, Kevin F. Kelly
  • Publication number: 20090192816
    Abstract: A management system for managing, streamlining and automating the process of obtaining contributions for philanthropic entities (e.g., charities and other non-profit organizations), wherein user friendly Internet based processes are provided to (potential and actual) contributors that substantially eases the burden on such contributors in, e.g., contributing to such entities via planned giving or estate planning. For each of the philanthropic entities, the management system automates and facilitates the marketing and estate planning aspects for obtaining contributions in a manner that is consistent with the avowed beliefs and/or values of the entity, and that provides potential and actual contributors with contacts to professionals that also share the beliefs and/or values of the entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2008
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Applicant: PhilanthroCorp
    Inventors: Mark DeBiase, Gregory Ring, Dave Keesling, Don H. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20080176212
    Abstract: A composition comprising a nanoparticle and at least one adsorbate associated with the nanoparticle, wherein the adsorbate displays at least one chemically responsive optical property. A method comprising associating an adsorbate with a nanoparticle, wherein the nanoparticle comprises a shell surrounding a core material with a lower conductivity than the shell material and the adsorbate displays at least one chemically responsive optical property, and engineering the nanoparticle to enhance the optical property of the adsorbate. A method comprising determining an optical response of an adsorbate associated with a nanoparticle as a function of a chemical parameter, and parameterizing the optical response to produce a one-dimensional representation of at least a portion of a spectral window of the optical response in a high dimensional vector space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2007
    Publication date: July 24, 2008
    Applicant: William Marsh Rice University
    Inventors: Nancy J. Halas, Don H. Johnson, Sandra Whaley Bishnoi, Carly S. Levin, Christopher John Rozell, Bruce R. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20080071704
    Abstract: PC Experience is a system and method for effectively presenting estate planning and charitable giving information to existing and potential donors of non-profit entity clients is provided. In accordance with the invention, a method and system for a user friendly, internet based estate planning and planned giving tool includes hosting a website, registering on the website, contacting third parties via e-mail messages generated from the website, hosting “webinars”—internet based seminars created to inform participants about various estate planning and charitable giving matters. The method further includes providing training, reports and customized marketing material to clients and providing an attorney network to clients' donors for a reduced fee.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2006
    Publication date: March 20, 2008
    Inventors: Gregory Ring, Dave Keesling, Mark DeBiase, Don H. Johnson
  • Patent number: 6226644
    Abstract: A method, storage medium and system for routing data messages between a plurality of processes running on a plurality of computers connected to a network, at least one routing process acting as an interface between each application process and other application processes and routing processes, each data message including data and indicating at least one property of the data, including at least one routing process that receives at least one interest message of at least one application process and incorporates information from the interest message into a data structure. Each interest message has information including the identification of at least one property of the type of data messages that the respective application process is interested in receiving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2001
    Assignee: Modulus Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry A. Ciscon, James D. Wise, Jr., Don H. Johnson
  • Patent number: 5812779
    Abstract: A data management and distribution system has been described that includes router processes for controlling data communications between child processes running on computers connected by a network. Preferably, a router process runs on each computer, with the application processes running on the computer connected directly to the router process. As a result, all interprocess communications must pass through the routers. Each router process includes a connection table listing its connections with all other router and application processes, as well as an interest table listing the type of objects that each of the other processes are interested in receiving. Data communication is accomplished by an application process providing an object to its local router, which then distributes the object to all other interested routers. The object includes a destination list indicating which processes are to receive the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1998
    Assignee: Modulus Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry A. Ciscon, James D. Wise, Jr., Don H. Johnson
  • Patent number: 5634010
    Abstract: A data management and distribution system has been described that includes router processes for controlling data communications between child processes running on computers connected by a network. Preferably, a router process runs on each computer, with the application processes running on the computer connected directly to the router process. As a result, all interprocess communications must pass through the routers. Each router process includes a connection table listing its connections with all other router and application processes, as well as an interest table listing the type of objects that each of the other processes are interested in receiving. Data communication is accomplished by an application process providing an object to its local router, which then distributes the object to all other interested routers. The object includes a destination list indicating which processes are to receive the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 27, 1997
    Assignee: Modulus Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry A. Ciscon, James D. Wise, Jr., Don H. Johnson