Patents by Inventor Eric J. Johnson

Eric J. 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: 11446689
    Abstract: A fluid dispensing device includes a housing and a reciprocating piston fluid pump coupled to the housing. The reciprocating piston fluid pump includes a piston disposed within a cylinder. The piston is configured to pressurize at least one pumping chamber. A motor is coupled to the housing and connected to the reciprocating piston fluid pump to actuate the piston. A wobble assembly connects the motor to the piston of the reciprocating piston fluid pump. A spray tip connected to an outlet of the at least one pumping chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Graco Minnesota Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Thompson, Jerry D. Horning, William M. Blenkush, Eric J. Finstad, Bradley H. Hines, Marius J. Luczak, Diane Olson, Philip K. Snider, Harold D. Johnson, Jimmy Wing Sum Tam
  • Patent number: 11446690
    Abstract: A fluid dispensing device includes a housing and a reciprocating piston fluid pump coupled to the housing. The reciprocating piston fluid pump includes a piston disposed within a cylinder. The piston is configured to pressurize at least one pumping chamber. A motor is coupled to the housing and connected to the reciprocating piston fluid pump to actuate the piston. A wobble assembly connects the motor to the piston of the reciprocating piston fluid pump. A spray tip connected to an outlet of the at least one pumping chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Graco Minnesota inc.
    Inventors: David J. Thompson, Jerry D. Horning, William M. Blenkush, Eric J. Finstad, Bradley H. Hines, Marius J. Luczak, Diane Olson, Philip K. Snider, Harold D. Johnson, Jimmy Wing Sum Tam
  • Publication number: 20220266280
    Abstract: A fluid dispensing device includes a housing and a reciprocating piston fluid pump coupled to the housing. The reciprocating piston fluid pump includes a piston disposed within a cylinder. The piston is configured to pressurize at least one pumping chamber. A motor is coupled to the housing and connected to the reciprocating piston fluid pump to actuate the piston. A wobble assembly connects the motor to the piston of the reciprocating piston fluid pump. A spray tip connected to an outlet of the at least one pumping chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2022
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Inventors: David J. Thompson, Jerry D. Horning, William M. Blenkush, Eric J. Finstad, Bradley H. Hines, Marius J. Luczak, Diane Olson, Philip K. Snider, Harold D. Johnson, Jimmy Wing Sum Tam
  • Publication number: 20220266279
    Abstract: A fluid dispensing device includes a housing and a reciprocating piston fluid pump coupled to the housing. The reciprocating piston fluid pump includes a piston disposed within a cylinder. The piston is configured to pressurize at least one pumping chamber. A motor is coupled to the housing and connected to the reciprocating piston fluid pump to actuate the piston. A wobble assembly connects the motor to the piston of the reciprocating piston fluid pump. A spray tip connected to an outlet of the at least one pumping chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2022
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Inventors: David J. Thompson, Jerry D. Horning, William M. Blenkush, Eric J. Finstad, Bradley H. Hines, Marius J. Luczak, Diane Olson, Philip K. Snider, Harold D. Johnson, Jimmy Wing Sum Tam
  • Publication number: 20220256922
    Abstract: A vaporizer device may include a shell, a cartridge receptacle, and a skeleton. The cartridge receptacle may be formed from a cartridge interface disposed at least partially inside a sheath. The cartridge interface may be configured to provide a plurality of electrical couplings with a vaporizer cartridge when the vaporizer cartridge is disposed inside the cartridge receptacle. The plurality of electrical couplings may include a first electrical coupling with a heating element of the vaporizer cartridge. The plurality of electrical couplings may further include a second electrical coupling with a cartridge identification chip of the vaporizer cartridge. The skeleton may be coupled with the cartridge interface. The skeleton may be configured to secure the cartridge interface inside the shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Ariel Atkins, Mackenzie Paige Belt, Christopher L. Belisle, Tsuey Choo Lily Chang, Brandon Cheung, Steven Christensen, Dylan E. Entelis, Nicholas J. Hatton, Alexander M. Hoopai, Eric Joseph Johnson, Jason King, Esteban Leon Duque, YongChao Li, Huei-Huei Liang, Kevin Lomeli, Matthew J. Malone, James Monsees, Nathan N. Ng, Claire O'Malley, Matthew Rios, Christopher James Rosser, Zachary T. Scott, Nihir B. Shah, Andrew J. Stratton, Alim Thawer, Val Valentine, Norbert Wesely, James P. Westley, Hao Yin, XueHai Zhang, XueQing Zhang
  • Patent number: 11414165
    Abstract: A compliant net support system for supporting a net of a marine barrier is provided. Embodiments include a floating marine barrier module comprising a flotation device; a supporting framework attached to the flotation device; a plurality of impact net support posts; and an impact net attached to each of the support posts and extending between the plurality of support posts along a longitudinal axis of the barrier module. At least one of the impact net support posts is a compliant net support post having a unidirectionally elastic spring element attached between a bottom of the support post and the supporting framework; and the spring element is movable in a direction substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis of the barrier module, and substantially inflexible in a direction substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the barrier module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: HALO Maritime Defense Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Osienski, Eric G. Johnson, Judson DeCew, Tom Sherwin
  • Publication number: 20220241777
    Abstract: Microfluidic features regulate the flow of fluids in a cartridge for a vaporizer device. The microfluidic features prevent leaks of liquid vaporizable material and enhance the functioning of the cartridge when there is a differential pressure between a storage chamber containing the liquid vaporizable material and ambient conditions outside the cartridge. Related systems, apparatuses, and processes, are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Ariel Atkins, Christopher L. Belisle, Steven Christensen, Alexander M. Hoopai, Eric Joseph Johnson, Jason King, Esteban Leon Duque, Matthew Rios, Christopher James Rosser, Andrew J. Stratton, Alim Thawer, James P. Westley
  • Publication number: 20220226048
    Abstract: A robotic surgical tool includes a handle providing a first drive input and a second drive input, an elongate shaft extendable through the handle and having an end effector arranged at a distal end thereof, and a rack extending along a portion of the shaft and operatively coupled to a knife located at the end effector. Actuation of the first drive input transitions the rack between a locked configuration, where the rack is locked to the shaft, and a released configuration, where the rack is released from the shaft. Actuation of the second drive input with the rack in the locked configuration drives the rack and causes z-axis translation of the shaft through the handle. Actuation of the second drive input with the rack in the released configuration drives the rack relative to the shaft and thereby advances or retracts the knife at the end effector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Applicant: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Andrew T. BECKMAN, Charles J. SCHEIB, Benjamin D. DICKERSON, Eric N. JOHNSON, Jason Alan HILL
  • Publication number: 20220226058
    Abstract: A robotic surgical tool includes a handle, an elongate shaft extended through the handle, and an actuation system housed within the handle and including a drive belt extending along a portion of the shaft and having a distal end anchored to the shaft distal to the handle and a proximal end anchored to the shaft proximal to the handle, and a drive gear mounted to the handle to receive the drive belt. Operating the actuation system rotates the drive gear to drive the drive belt and thereby cause z-axis translation of the shaft through the handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Applicant: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Andrew T. BECKMAN, Charles J. SCHEIB, Benjamin D. DICKERSON, Eric N. JOHNSON, Jason Alan HILL
  • Publication number: 20220226056
    Abstract: A robotic surgical tool includes a handle providing a drive input, an elongate shaft extendable through the handle and having an end effector arranged at a distal end of the shaft, and an accumulator system housed within the handle and operatively coupled to the drive input such that actuation of the drive input operates the accumulator system. At least one drive cable is threaded through the accumulator system and extends distally along the shaft, wherein operation of the accumulator system acts on the at least one drive cable to operate the end effector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2021
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Applicant: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Andrew T. BECKMAN, Spencer James WITTE, Charles J. SCHEIB, Benjamin D. DICKERSON, Travis Michael SCHUH, Eric N. JOHNSON, Jason Alan HILL
  • Publication number: 20220226059
    Abstract: A robotic surgical tool includes a shaft extendable through a handle, an end effector arranged at a distal end of the shaft and including a first and second jaws providing first and second jaw extension, a plurality of drive members extending along the shaft and actuatable by the handle, and an articulable wrist interposing the end effector and the distal end. The wrist includes a proximal clevis, a distal clevis rotatably coupled to the proximal clevis, first and second pulleys rotatably mounted to the distal clevis, the first jaw extension being pinned to the first pulley and the second jaw extension being pinned to the second pulley, and a linkage mounted to the jaws. The plurality of drive members terminate at the first and second pulleys and are antagonistically operable to open and close the jaws and articulate the end effector in pitch and yaw.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Applicant: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Andrew T. BECKMAN, Charles J. SCHEIB, Travis Michael SCHUH, Benjamin D. DICKERSON, Erica Ding CHIN, Eric N. JOHNSON, Jason Alan HILL
  • Publication number: 20220226049
    Abstract: A robotic surgical tool includes an elongate shaft extended through a handle and having an end effector arranged at a distal end thereof, a rack extending along a portion of the shaft and operatively coupled to a knife located at the end effector, a first actuation system housed within the handle and operable to drive the rack and thereby advance or retract the knife at the end effector, the first actuation system including a sector gear engageable with the rack and including a tooth-free zone, and a second actuation system housed within the handle and operable to cause z-axis translation of the shaft through the handle. Rotating the sector gear such that the tooth-free zone faces the rack decouples the shaft from the first actuation system to allow the shaft to freely move in z-axis translation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Applicant: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Charles J. SCHEIB, Eric N. JOHNSON
  • Patent number: 11383203
    Abstract: Implementations described herein relate to features for an integrated aftertreatment system. In one implementation, an integrated aftertreatment system comprises a casing that includes a mating flange having a first constant diameter and a catalyst component configured to mate to the mating flange of the casing. The catalyst component includes a canned body including a first portion sized to a second constant diameter to mate with the first constant diameter of the mating flange. In another implementation, an integrated aftertreatment system comprises a casing, a catalyst component positioned within the casing, a particulate filter having an outer casing with an outlet, and a particulate filter joint coupled to the outer casing of the particulate filter at the outlet. An end of the particulate filter joint is aligned with an end of the particulate filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Cummins Emission Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Juan Manuel Valencia Arcila, Shane O'Connor, Michael T. Lynch, Ryan M. Johnson, Randolph G. Zoran, Alex A. Bethke, Victor C. Chew, Andrew Komisarek, Michael Bates, Jack Erickson, Daniel Edward Novreske, Ryan Robert Welch, Chad Carius, Oscar Chavira, Brandon Leedy, Eric R. Butler, William J. Runde, Bucky Woods
  • Patent number: 11369801
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and techniques are described for use in recharging a power source of a cranially mounted implantable medical device. In one example, a wearable medical device includes a flexible body configured to cover at least a portion of a scalp of a head of a patient. A securing member is connected to the flexible body and configured to extend around a circumference of the head to stabilize the flexible body with respect to the scalp of the patient. A fixation member is configured to mount to a location of the flexible body and couple the flexible body to a recharge coil that is configured to recharge the power source of the cranially-mountable implantable medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Shahram Malekkhosravi, Venkat R. Gaddam, Rebecca J. S. Haag, Eric R. Schleppenbach, Brendan J. Young-Dixon, Marshall S. Comisar, Zane K. Thimmesch-Gill, Brent P. Johnson
  • Patent number: 11170296
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is system level occupancy counting in a lighting system configured to obtain an indicator data of a RF spectrum signal (signal) generated by a number of receivers at a number of times in an area. At each respective one of the number of times, for each respective one of the receivers, apply one of a plurality of heurist algorithm heuristic algorithm coefficients to each indicator data of the signal, based on results of the application of the heuristic algorithm coefficients, generate an indicator data metric value for each of the indicator data for the respective time. The lighting system is also configured to process each of the indicator data metric value to compute a plurality of metric values for the respective time and combine the plurality of metric values to compute an output metric value for each of a plurality of probable number of occupants in the area for the respective time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventors: Min-Hao Michael Lu, Michael Miu, Eric J. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10893065
    Abstract: Methods and systems of malware detection in distributed computer systems. An example method includes: receiving, by a network router, a network packet originated by a client computer; matching the network packet to a default route; forwarding the network packet to a command and control server simulator; and forwarding, to the client computer system, one or more response packets comprising a command and control instruction issued to the client computer system by the command and control server simulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America
    Inventors: Eric J. Johnson, Christopher R. Henson, Xin Ai, Evan Stewart Morgan, Stephen Ward
  • Patent number: 10849207
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a lighting system configured to obtain an indicator data of a RF spectrum signal generated by a number of receivers at a number of times in an area. At each respective one of the number of times, for each respective one of the receivers, apply one of a plurality of heuristic algorithm coefficients to each indicator data for the respective time, based on results of the applications of the coefficients to indicator data, generate an indicator data metric value for each of the indicator data for the respective time, and process the indicator data metric values to compute an output value. The lighting system is further configured to compare the output value at each of the plurality of times with a threshold to detect one of an occupancy condition or a non-occupancy condition in the area and control the light source in response to the detected one of the occupancy condition or the non-occupancy condition in the area at each of the number of times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventors: Min-Hao Michael Lu, Michael Miu, Eric J. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20200145445
    Abstract: Methods and systems of malware detection in distributed computer systems. An example method includes: receiving, by a network router, a network packet originated by a client computer; matching the network packet to a default route; forwarding the network packet to a command and control server simulator; and forwarding, to the client computer system, one or more response packets comprising a command and control instruction issued to the client computer system by the command and control server simulator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Eric J. Johnson, Christopher R. Henson, Xin Ai, Evan Stewart Morgan, Stephen Ward
  • Publication number: 20200128874
    Abstract: A vaporization device includes a cartridge for a vaporizer device. For example, the vaporizer cartridge and/or features thereof may improve management of leaks of vaporizable material from the vaporizer cartridge, control of airflow within and/or near the vaporizer cartridge, heating of vaporizable material in the vaporizer cartridge, management of condensate in the vaporizer cartridge, and/or other assembly features of the vaporizer cartridge. Related systems, methods, and articles of manufacture are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Ariel Atkins, Steven Christensen, Alexander M. Hoopai, Eric J. Johnson, Jason King, Esteban Leon Duque, Christopher James Rosser, Andrew J. Stratton, Alim Thawer, Norbert Wesely, James P. Westley
  • Publication number: 20200114094
    Abstract: A heating element for a vaporizer cartridge is provided. The vaporizer cartridge may include a reservoir containing vaporizable material and a wicking element in fluid communication with the reservoir. The heating element may include a heating portion, a cartridge contact, and a leg. The heating portion includes at least two tines spaced apart from one another. The cartridge contact may be in electrical communication with a power source. The leg extends between the heating portion and the cartridge contact. The heating portion may be crimped around the wicking element such that the heating portion secures the wicking element to the heating element and contacts at least two surfaces of the wicking element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Ariel Atkins, Steven Christensen, Alexander M. Hoopai, Eric J. Johnson, Jason King, Esteban Leon Duque, Christopher James Rosser, Andrew J. Stratton, Alim Thawer, James P. Westley