Patents by Inventor Donald A. Johnson

Donald A. 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).

  • Patent number: 11192177
    Abstract: A system for separating a part from a monolithic tree includes a camera positioned facing the tree and configured to identify a cut mark on a gate of the tree, the tree including a runner, the part connected to the runner with the gate, each of the runner, the gate, and the part including a cast material; and a robotic arm configured to manipulate at least one of an orientation and a position of the tree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Mueller International, LLC
    Inventors: Theodore Chad Harbour, Timothy P. Hipp, Kelby Wayne Klink, Donald Johnson
  • Publication number: 20210366185
    Abstract: A method and system for providing access to and control of parameters within a scenegraph includes redefining components or nodes' semantic within a scenegraph. The set of components or nodes (depending on the scenegraph structure) are required to enable access from the Application User Interface to selected scenegraph information. In one embodiment, a user interface is generated for controlling the scenegraph parameters. In addition, constraints can be implemented that allow or disallow access to certain scenegraph parameters and restrict their range of values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Inventors: Ralph Andrew SILBERSTEIN, David SAHUC, Donald Johnson CHILDERS
  • Patent number: 11092594
    Abstract: A method for performing a multiplexed diagnostic assay, such as for two or more different targets in a sample, is described. One embodiment comprised contacting the sample with two or more specific binding moieties that bind specifically to two or more different targets. The two or more specific binding moieties are conjugated to different haptens, and at least one of the haptens is an oxazole, a pyrazole, a thiazole, a nitroaryl compound other than dinitrophenyl, a benzofurazan, a triterpene, a urea, athiourea, a rotenoid, a coumarin, a cyclolignan, a heterobiaryl, an azo aryl, or a benzodiazepine. The sample is contacted with two or more different anti-hapten antibodies that can be detected separately. The two or more different anti-hapten antibodies may be conjugated to different detectable labels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Ventana Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerome W. Kosmeder, II, Mark Lefever, Donald Johnson, Michael Farrell, Zhanna Zhilina, Christopher Bieniarz
  • Patent number: 11087530
    Abstract: A method and system for providing access to and control of parameters within a scenegraph includes redefining components or nodes' semantic within a scenegraph. The set of components or nodes (depending on the scenegraph structure) are required to enable access from the Application User Interface to selected scenegraph information. In one embodiment, a user interface is generated for controlling the scenegraph parameters. In addition, constraints can be implemented that allow or disallow access to certain scenegraph parameters and restrict their range of values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: GRASS VALLEY CANADA
    Inventors: Ralph Andrew Silberstein, David Sahuc, Donald Johnson Childers
  • Publication number: 20210243119
    Abstract: An example path discovery system includes a memory and processing circuitry in communication with the memory. The processing circuitry is configured to obtain routing script metadata associated with a telephony network, to parse routing logic implemented by one or more nodes of the telephony network, to emulate, using the routing script metadata and the parsed routing logic, a traversal path for a call through the telephony network, the emulated traversal path including the one more nodes for which the routing logic is parsed, to store, to the memory, the emulated traversal path and respective final states of runtime variables associated with the one or more nodes included in the emulated traversal path, and to generate, in a machine-readable format, one or more reports indicating a destination of the emulated traversal path in the telephony network and an ingress of the emulated traversal path with respect to the telephony network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventors: Dhaval Shah, Daniel Schley, Nicholas Leong, Maulik Patel, Connor Power, Mihir Patel, Robin Luo, Somadev Pasala, Donald Johnson
  • Patent number: 11079912
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for enhancing digital video effects (DVE) operates to embed DVE functionality within a graphics modeling system and provides the user with an interface configured to present model elements to a user as controllable parameters. In order to embed DVE functionality, a dynamic data structure is introduced as a scene to allow the addition of user defined model elements. The user interface enables the identification of, and access to the newly introduced model elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: GRASS VALLEY CANADA
    Inventors: Ralph Andrew Silberstein, Donald Johnson Childers, David Sahuc
  • Publication number: 20210217515
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed to manage care pathways and associated resources. An example apparatus includes a system monitor to coordinate a patient data analyzer and a care pathway processor to at least: identify a first patient record associated with a first care pathway; and identify a second patient record that is not on the first care pathway but should be on the first care pathway. The example apparatus includes a graphical user interface including information regarding, in a first area, the first patient record associated with the first care pathway and, in a second area, the second patient record that should be associated with the first care pathway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: Andrew Day, Tamas Fixler, Jeffrey Terry, Mohammed Uddin, Christopher Donald Johnson
  • Patent number: 11031124
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus to dynamically manage interdependent, variable scheduled procedures are provided. An example method includes calculating a cumulative distribution function (CDF) for task(s) in a healthcare protocol based on a probability density function associated with task duration(s) for the task(s). The method includes determining a plurality of schedule risk states for each task in a healthcare protocol, each schedule risk state associated with an upper specification limit (USL) and a lower specification limit (LSL) along the CDF. The method includes identifying, within USL and LSL for each schedule risk state, setpoint(s) associated with probability(-ies) along the CDF. The method includes monitoring execution of task(s) in the healthcare protocol to identify a transition in schedule risk state according to USL and LSL. The method includes triggering an action to react to an actual or upcoming change in schedule risk state based on setpoint(s) associated with the schedule risk state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Christopher Donald Johnson, Onur Ilkin Dulgeroglu
  • Patent number: 11019466
    Abstract: The vehicle-locating flag is a signal device. The vehicle-locating flag is configured for use with a vehicle. The vehicle further comprises a door and an electrical system. The vehicle-locating flag attaches to the door of the vehicle. The vehicle-locating flag is configured for use with a fob. The vehicle-locating flag comprises a display structure and a control circuit. The display structure visibly displays the location of the vehicle. The control circuit operates a strobe light that draws attention to the location of the display structure. The control circuit transmits an SMS message containing the location of the vehicle over a commercially provided and publicly available cellular wireless network to a personal data device. The fob transmits a radio frequency signal to initiate the operation of the control circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Inventor: Donald Johnson
  • Patent number: 10997530
    Abstract: Systems and methods for multi-resource scheduling are disclosed and described. An example apparatus includes a scheduler engine configured to enable clinical system(s) to operate with the scheduler engine in an analytical mode and an operating mode. When in the analytical mode, the scheduler engine is to dynamically calculate one or more binding constraints on the one or more clinical systems for scheduling. When in the operating mode, the scheduler engine is to manage and output a schedule for the one or more clinical systems based on the one or more binding constraints calculated in the analytical mode. The example scheduler engine is to dynamically switch between the analytical mode and the operating mode based at least in part on a probabilistic determination of delay associated with the schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Srinivas Bollapragada, Christopher Donald Johnson, Bex Thomas, Dianne Chace
  • Patent number: 10978189
    Abstract: A computing entity accesses instances of medical information corresponding to a population of patients and generates a plurality of medical sentences corresponding to the population by, for each patient of the population, generating one medical sentence corresponding to the patient and a timestamp associated with each instance such that the one medical sentence comprises one or more medical codes in a chronological order. The computing entity generates a vector dictionary comprising a plurality of multi-dimensional vectors based on a vector generation model trained using machine learning and the plurality of medical sentences with each multi-dimensional vector corresponding to a medical code. The computing entity generates a digital representation of a first patient of the population using an anagram model and the vector dictionary, determines a health state of the first patient based on the digital representation, and provides an output indicating the health state of the first patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Optum, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick White, Somadev Pasala, Donald Johnson, Sreedhar Potturi, Dhaval Shah, Anthony Degliomini, Michael Brennan
  • Publication number: 20210101678
    Abstract: A wide-area motion imaging system provides 360° persistent surveillance with a camera array that is small, light-weight, and operates at low power. The camera array is mounted on a tethered drone, which can hover at heights of up to 400?, and includes small imagers fitted with lenses of different fixed focal lengths. The tether provides power, communication, and a data link from the camera array to a ground processing server that receives, processes and stores the imagery. The server also collects absolute and relative position data from a global positioning system (GPS) receiver and an inertial measurement unit (IMU) carried by the drone. The server uses this position data to correct the rolling shutter effect and to stabilize and georectify the final images, which can be stitched together and shown to a user live or in playback via a separate user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Cindy Y. FANG, William D. Ross, Lauren L. WHITE, Joseph Bari, William Cason, Donald Johnson, Christopher Bowen, Kyle Bojanowski, Victoria Dye
  • Patent number: 10964426
    Abstract: Certain examples provide systems and methods to monitor and control hospital operational systems based on occupancy data and medical orders. An example healthcare workflow management and reasoning system includes a workflow engine including a first particularly programmed processor to monitor one or more medical orders from one or more hospital information systems to identify a condition indicating that a first patient in a first room is ready for a clinical activity such as discharge. The example healthcare workflow management and reasoning system includes a sensing component including a second processor to gather occupancy data regarding the first patient in the first room and transmit the occupancy data to the workflow engine. The example workflow engine controls one or more hospital operational systems to trigger cleaning of the first room, lighting settings for the first room, and transportation of a second patient to the first room based on occupancy data from the sensing component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Christopher Donald Johnson, Brandon Stephen Good, Andrew Phelps Day, David S. Toledano, Yang Zhao, Jeffrey Richardson Terry
  • Patent number: 10964427
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed to manage care pathways and associated resources. An example apparatus includes a system monitor to coordinate a patient data analyzer and a care pathway processor to at least: identify a first patient record associated with a first care pathway; and identify a second patient record that is not on the first care pathway but should be on the first care pathway. The example apparatus includes a graphical user interface including information regarding, in a first area, the first patient record associated with the first care pathway and, in a second area, the second patient record that should be associated with the first care pathway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Andrew Day, Tamas Fixler, Jeffrey Terry, Mohammed Uddin, Christopher Donald Johnson
  • Patent number: 10925780
    Abstract: An absorbent article includes a front waist region, a rear waist region, and a crotch region, the front waist region having a front fastener and an outermost surface, the absorbent article further including a longitudinal axis and a lateral axis. The absorbent article also includes an absorbent assembly including a bodyside liner, an outer cover, and an absorbent body disposed between the bodyside liner and the outer cover; and a gripper handle disposed in the front waist region and extending from the outermost surface, wherein the outermost surface is one of the outer cover and the front fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Sara Jane Wille Stabelfeldt, Nicole Jeane Barna, Nancy Ellen Dawson, John T. Hahn, Eric Donald Johnson, Paul Alois Weber, Georgia Lynn Zehner
  • Publication number: 20210037117
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for storage, processing, and accessing of data. The system includes a front end system and a back end system communicatively connected to the front end system. A front end system is configured to provide one or more user interfaces configured to store, process, and access data in a first data server, in response to user input, by sending messages to the back end system. The back end system includes the first data server and one or more processing servers. The one or more processing servers are configured to process messages received from the front end system by accessing in the first data server to perform one or more operations specified by the messages. The back end system also includes a blockchain server configured to maintain a record of changes made to data in the first data server by the one or more processing servers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventor: TIM DONALD JOHNSON
  • Patent number: 10899721
    Abstract: Disclosed are corrosion inhibitor compounds and compositions useful for preventing or inhibiting corrosion of surfaces found in cooling water applications. In some embodiments, the surfaces may include mild steel, aluminum, brass, copper, galvanized steel, a copper alloy, admirality brass, or any combination thereof. Also disclosed are methods of using the compounds and compositions as corrosion inhibitors. In some embodiments, the corrosion inhibitor compounds and compositions are used in cooling water applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Jothibasu Seetharaman, Edouard Andre Reny, Donald A. Johnson, Kailas B. Sawant, Vaideeswaran Sivaswamy
  • Patent number: 10894997
    Abstract: A process for the recovery of lithium from minerals rich in lithium and phosphate, the process comprising passing an ore containing one or more minerals rich in lithium and phosphate to an acid leach step thereby producing a pregnant leach solution, subjecting the pregnant leach solution to a series of process steps by which one or more impurity elements are removed, and recovering lithium as a lithium containing salt product, wherein the series of process steps by which one or more impurity elements are removed includes a low pH impurity removal step conducted at an elevated temperature for the precipitation of one or more impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: LI-Technology Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Gary Donald Johnson, Mark Daniel Urbani, Nicholas John Vines
  • Publication number: 20210002726
    Abstract: Single-stranded oligonucleotide probes, systems, kits and methods for chromosome enumeration, gene copy enumeration, or tissue diagnostics. The probes are particularly suited for detecting gene amplification, deletion, or rearrangement in tissue samples in a single, dual, or multiplexed assay. The probes exhibit improved performance compared to industry leading dual-stranded probes; particularly in terms of the rate of hybridization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Farrell, Antony Hubbard, Donald Johnson, Brian Kelly, Taylor Shingler, Lei Tang, Wenjun Zhang
  • Publication number: 20200337628
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the reduction of pressure ulcers and falls with respect to patients with physical or cognitive impairments who are in bed. A control system assures that the bed and ancillary apparatus are physically set and that patient behaviors are responded to by care providers. Motion is monitored with a non-mutually exclusive portfolio of sensors, and this information is used by one or more reasoning engines. An integrated clinical workflow is informed by the patterns of movement and then the physical environment, patient interaction, and care provider workflow are controlled to reduce the incidence of falls and pressure ulcers in bed ridden patients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher Donald Johnson, Peter Henry Tu, Andrew Phelps Day, Ting Yu