Patents by Inventor James Johnson

James 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: 9763925
    Abstract: Disclosed are compounds of formula (I): which are of use in the treatment of bacterial diseases and infections, to compositions containing those compounds and to methods of treating bacterial diseases and infections using the compounds. In particular, the compounds are useful for the treatment of infection with, and diseases caused by, Clostridium difficile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Inventors: Francis Xavier Wilson, Peter David Johnson, Richard Vickers, Richard Storer, Graham Michael Wynne, Alan Geoffrey Roach, Olivier De Moor, Colin Richard Dorgan, Paul James Davis
  • Patent number: 9751980
    Abstract: Photoactive additives, such as cross-linkable polycarbonate resins, are disclosed. The additive is formed from the reaction of a monohydroxybenzophenone, a dihydroxybenzophenone, a diol chain extender, and one or more linker moieties having functional groups that react with the phenolic groups on the other ingredients. If desired, a secondary linker moiety and/or an end-capping agent can be used. When added to a base polymeric resin, the photoactive additive permits crosslinking when exposed to ultraviolet light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Inventors: Jean-Francois Morizur, Paul Dean Sybert, James Franklin Hoover, Peter Johnson, Thomas L. Evans, Amanda Marie Flores
  • Publication number: 20170247507
    Abstract: Crosslinkable polycarbonate resins having improved properties are disclosed. The crosslinkable polycarbonate resins are formed from a reaction of at least a benzophenone, a first dihydroxy chain extender, and a carbonate precursor, and may include a second dihydroxy chain extender as well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventors: James Franklin Hoover, Peter Johnson, Amanda Marie Flores, Jean-Francois Morizur
  • Publication number: 20170248947
    Abstract: A system, apparatus, and method for the measurement, collection, and analysis of radio signals are provided. A transport host device, including an unmanned aerial vehicle, can transport a scanning device into desired locations for autonomously collecting radio data for a wireless network, thereby enabling the rapid interrogation and optimization the wireless network, including in locations and spatial areas where previously known systems and methods have been impractical or impossible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventors: Brandon Johnson, James Zik, Atsushi Satoh, Buchanan Blake, Martin H. Singer
  • Publication number: 20170245534
    Abstract: Methods and systems for processing ready-to-eat bacon with pan-fried bacon characteristics comprising a combination of cooking in a microwave oven and finishing in a searing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventors: Michael FRITZ, Anthony WHITE, Jeffrey PHILLIPS, James CATTIN, Robert BLONG, Bruce A. JOHNSON
  • Publication number: 20170242831
    Abstract: A method for sharing documents between on-demand services is provided. In an embodiment, a user of a first on-demand service may be able to view a list of content that includes content stored at the first on-demand service and content stored at a second on-demand service. The content of the second on-demand service may be associated with information about the content, allowing the content to be shared among multiple users of the first on-demand service. The user wanting to view the content, select or click on an indicator identifying the content, a connection to the second on-demand service is established, and images of the content are sent from the second on-demand service to the first on-demand service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: Timothy J. Barker, Jonathan Levine, James Johnson
  • Publication number: 20170241943
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus relating to very large scale FET arrays for analyte measurements. ChemFET (e.g., ISFET) arrays may be fabricated using conventional CMOS processing techniques based on improved FET pixel and array designs that increase measurement sensitivity and accuracy, and at the same time facilitate significantly small pixel sizes and dense arrays. Improved array control techniques provide for rapid data acquisition from large and dense arrays. Such arrays may be employed to detect a presence and/or concentration changes of various analyte types in a wide variety of chemical and/or biological processes. In one example, chemFET arrays facilitate DNA sequencing techniques based on monitoring changes in hydrogen ion concentration (pH), changes in other analyte concentration, and/or binding events associated with chemical processes relating to DNA synthesis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: Jonathan ROTHBERG, Wolfgang HINZ, Kim JOHNSON, James BUSTILLO
  • Patent number: 9742126
    Abstract: An electrical connection element is for a power connector. The power connector includes an electrical component having a number of first electrical mating members. The electrical connection element comprises: a housing including a number of second electrical mating members structured to be electrically connected to the number of first electrical mating members; a contact assembly enclosed by the housing and being electrically connected to the number of second electrical mating members; and an operating mechanism for opening and closing the contact assembly. The contact assembly is structured to electrically connect and disconnect power while the number of first electrical mating members remain mechanically coupled to the number of second electrical mating members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Inventors: Mark Allan Juds, Paul Jason Rollmann, Jerome Kenneth Hastings, Kurt Von Eckroth, Jeffrey Troy Johnson, Roger James Briggs
  • Publication number: 20170237735
    Abstract: Methods and systems of communicating with secure endpoints included within a secured network from a mobile device external to the secured network is disclosed. The method includes initiating a VPN-based secure connection to a VPN appliance, and initializing a stealth-based service on the mobile device. the method further includes transmitting user credential information from the mobile device to a VDR broker via the VPN appliance, and receiving status information from the VDR broker identifying a VDR associated with the mobile device and providing a connected status. The method also includes communicating with one or more secure endpoints within the secured network via a VPN connection to the VDR via the VPN appliance and through the VDR to the one or more secure endpoints within a community of interest based on the user credential information transmitted to the VDR broker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Applicant: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: Robert A. Johnson, James Trocki, Mark K Vallevand, Steven L Rajcan, Ted Hinaman
  • Patent number: 9731192
    Abstract: In some cases, one or more tasks may be selected for inclusion within a content item or portions of a content item such as different story arcs. Each such task may be completed based, at least in part, on an associated set of one or more actions and an associated set of one or more parameters. Also, in some cases, one or more node layouts may be generated in association with a content item or portions of a content item. Each node within a node layout may, for example, have at least one associated task within a respective content item or content item portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Brett Ethan Johnson, Robert Duane Rost, Matthew James Van Gorder, Thomas Richard Leonard
  • Publication number: 20170225789
    Abstract: A system for electrically coupling a first structure with a second structure in a vehicle is disclosed, and includes a control module receiving at least one of electrical power and data, a cable, and a reel. The cable has a variable length and is electrically coupled to the control module. The cable transmits at least one of electrical power and data from the first structure to the second structure. The reel is located at the first structure and defines an axis of rotation. The cable is windable around the reel, and the reel is rotatable about the axis of rotation to adjust the variable length of the cable. The variable length of the cable is a portion of the cable that extends between the first structure to the second structure that is not wound around the reel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: James E. Silva, Andrew John Tofflemire, Michael A. Johnson, Samuel J. Elliott, David E. Lee
  • Publication number: 20170225875
    Abstract: A wall-mountable material dispensing system includes a material dispenser having a back wall, a bottom surface, a first element of an engagement component, and a self-alignment receiver, and a mounting bracket. The mounting bracket includes a baseplate having a generally planar wall-facing surface and an opposite outward-facing surface, a self-alignment protrusion extending from the outward-facing surface, wherein the self-alignment receiver is sized to at least partially receive the self-alignment protrusion. The mounting bracket also includes a second element of the engagement component configured to engage with the first element of the engagement component, wherein the second element of the engagement component is disposed on or in the outward-facing surface, a support member extending from or adjacent to the outward-facing surface, and a wall-mounting mechanism disposed on or adjacent to the wall-facing surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Robert Samuel Schlaupitz, Kroy Donald Johnson, Stephanie Diana Scharenbroch, Andrew John Fotjik, Benjamin Charles Sarbo, Timothy James Peters
  • Publication number: 20170224388
    Abstract: A bone plate screw-blocking system and method that comprises a plate with at least two bone screw receiving holes, blocking elements, bone screws, and a tool capable of simultaneously actuating at least two blocking elements. The plate includes an upper surface and a lower surface with bone screw receiving holes that extend through both surfaces of the plate. The bone screws couple the plate to the bone via the bone screw receiving holes. The blocking elements are movably positioned proximate each bone screw receiving hole. In an initial unblocked position, the blocking elements do not cover the bone screw receiving holes. Upon movement into final blocked positions, the blocking elements cover at least a portion of the bone screw receiving holes and preferably extend over at least a portion of the bone screw during use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: John Lawrence Walker, James Milton Phillips, Jeffrey Johnson, John Franklin Cummins
  • Patent number: 9724784
    Abstract: In general, the disclosure is directed toward transmitting radiant energy across a boundary of a medical device via an optical feedthrough. A system for transmitting radiant energy across a boundary of a medical device includes a first functional module of a medical device, a second functional module of the medical device, an optical feedthrough assembly coupled to the first functional module, and a radiant energy source that emits a beam through the optical feedthrough assembly to perform a manufacturing process on the first functional module and the second functional module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Reginald D. Robinson, David D. Differding, James A. Johnson, Bernard Q. Li, Gerald G. Lindner, Brad C. Tischendorf, Andrew J. Thom
  • Patent number: 9717464
    Abstract: Various embodiments of methods and systems for continuous transdermal monitoring (“CTM”) are disclosed. One exemplary method for CTM begins by monitoring an output signal from an accelerometer. The accelerometer output signal may indicate acceleration and deceleration of a body part of a user, such as the user's wrist. Based on the accelerometer output signal, it may be determined that the body part of the user has decelerated to a minimum, e.g., substantially zero. With a determination that the body part has decelerated to the minimum, e.g., substantially zero, or has not accelerated beyond the minimum, e.g., substantially zero, the method may determine a reading from a pulse oximeter associated with the accelerometer. Advantageously, the pulse oximetry reading, or a reading from other sensors associated with the accelerometer, may be optimally accurate as motion artifact may be minimized. The pulse oximetry reading may be recorded for later query and/or rendered for the benefit of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Inventors: James Tyler Frix, Andrew Johnson, James Mitchell Frix, Robert Andrew Taylor
  • Patent number: 9717448
    Abstract: Various embodiments of methods and systems for continuous transdermal monitoring (“CTM”) are disclosed. One exemplary embodiment of a continuous transdermal monitoring system comprises a sensor package. The sensor package may include a pulse oximetry sensor having a plurality of light detectors arranged as an array. One exemplary method for continuous transdermal monitoring begins by positioning a pulse oximetry sensor system, similar to the system described immediately above, adjacent to a target tissue segment. Then, the method continues by detecting a light reflected by the target tissue segment. Then, the method continues by transmitting a pulse oximetry reading(s), based at least in part on the light reflected by the target tissue segment, of the target tissue segment. Then, the method continues by analyzing the pulse oximetry reading(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Inventors: James Tyler Frix, Andrew Johnson, James Mitchell Frix, Robert Andrew Taylor
  • Patent number: 9714094
    Abstract: A combination lavatory and galley arrangement for aircraft includes a lavatory portion having adjacent inboard and outboard lavatories, and a galley portion, and can be located aft of aft aircraft aft doors, and can at least partially rearwardly extend into the aircraft's aft pressure dome. The inboard and outboard lavatories can be separated by a movable wall or partition to provide access for persons with restricted mobility, and can be provided in a modular housing to facilitate retrofit assembly within an aircraft. The movable wall can be an articulating movable lavatory partition movable between a first, linearly extended configuration and a second, folded configuration in a stowed position to provide entry for persons with restricted mobility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Clarence Ivester, Jefferey McKee, Wade Johnson, James Brian Hauser, Robert Papke, David R. Benton, Frank E. Hashberger
  • Publication number: 20170207519
    Abstract: An electronic device according to various embodiments of the present invention may comprise: a body which is made of a conductive material and has both ends curvedly extending to be adjacent to each other so as to have a loop shape; a communication module arranged on the body; a feeding line which extends from the communication module and is arranged to cross a gap between both ends of the body; and at least one connection terminal for connecting the feeding line to the body, wherein the body can receive a feeding signal from the communication module through the feeding line, and transmit/receive a wireless signal. The above-mentioned electronic device can be implemented variously according to embodiments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Inventors: Ioannis TZANIDIS, James VANDENHEUVEL, Mitchell JOHNSON, Zhouyue PI
  • Patent number: 9708923
    Abstract: An adjustable seal and method for varying a radial distance between the adjustable seal and a rotor of a turbomachine are provided. The adjustable seal may include a first annular member defining a plurality of radial channels, and a second annular member defining a plurality of slots at least partially extending therethrough. The second annular member may be concentric with the first annular member and configured to rotate relative to the first annular member. The adjustable seal may also include a plurality of seal segments interposed between the first annular member and the second annular member. Each seal segment of the plurality of seal segments may be slidably disposed in a respective radial channel of the plurality of radial channels and may have an axial projection slidably disposed in a respective slot of the plurality of slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Dresser-Rand Company
    Inventors: James M. Sorokes, Igor M. Belousov, Chris M. Leasure, Austin Kimes, Tyler Johnson
  • Patent number: 9708877
    Abstract: A blowout preventer for sealing a tubular of a wellbore is provided. The blowout preventer has a housing having a bore therethrough for receiving the tubular, at least one ram slidably positionable in the housing (each of the rams having a ram block for sealing engagement about the tubular), an actuator for selectively driving the ram block (the actuator comprising a piston slidably positionable in a cylinder), and a monitor for detecting the piston therein. The monitor has a visual indicator on an exterior of the cylinder. The visual indicator is operatively coupled to the piston for displaying a position of the piston as the piston travels within the cylinder whereby a position of the ram may be determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: National Oilwell Varco, L.P.
    Inventors: Joseph James Liotta, Eric Trevor Ensley, Christopher Dale Johnson