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).

  • Publication number: 20180229515
    Abstract: Systems and methods for evenly heating a drum dryer of a print system. In one embodiment, the dryer is configured to rotate about an axis oriented in a lateral direction, to receive a radiant energy source disposed inside the drum that extends between each lateral end of the drum in the lateral direction, and to receive a reflective assembly inside the drum that includes an inner portion and an outer portion. The inner portion surrounds the radiant energy source and removably attaches the reflective assembly to a lateral end of the drum. The outer portion extends from the inner portion in a radial direction of the drum that is perpendicular to the lateral direction. The outer portion includes a reflective surface that reflects radiant energy from the lateral end to the central portion of the drum in contact with the web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: John Davis Allison, Stuart James Boland, Scott R. Johnson, Lucas Michael Stahler, Casey Ethan Walker
  • Publication number: 20180229327
    Abstract: A method for creating a clad structure, comprising providing a substrate having an inner surface and an outer surface; providing a cladding material, wherein the cladding material is placed on the inner surface of the substrate, the outer surface of the substrate, or both; providing a surface activation material that is disposed between the substrate and the cladding material; providing at least one resistance welding device, wherein the at least one resistance welding device includes at least one electrode wheel that directly contacts the cladding material, and wherein the at least one resistance welding device generates resistance heating and pressure sufficient to melt the surface activation material and form a localized bond between the substrate and the cladding layer; and traversing the at least one electrode wheel across the cladding material and substrate to propagate the localized bond between the cladding material and the substrate and create a clad structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Jerry E. GOULD, Wendell JOHNSON, Dave WORKMAN, James CRUZ
  • Publication number: 20180224393
    Abstract: The described embodiments may provide a chemical detection circuit that may comprise a plurality of first output circuits at a first side and a plurality of second output circuits at a second side of the chemical detection circuit. The chemical detection circuit may further comprise a plurality of tiles of pixels each placed between respective pairs of first and second output circuits. Each tile may include four quadrants of pixels. Each quadrant may have columns with designated first columns interleaved with second columns. Each first column may be coupled to a respective first output circuit in first and second quadrants, and to a respective second output circuit in third and fourth quadrants. Each second column may be coupled to a respective second output circuit in first and second quadrants, and to a respective first output circuit in third and fourth quadrants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: Kim L. JOHNSON, Jeremy JORDAN, Peter M. LEVINE, Mark James MILGREW
  • Publication number: 20180221549
    Abstract: The illustrative embodiments described herein are directed to a system and method for administering reduced pressure at a tissue site. The apparatus includes a reduced pressure source. The reduced pressure source generates a reduced pressure. The apparatus includes a tube having a plurality of lumens. The plurality of lumens includes at least one collection lumen. The reduced pressure source applies the reduced pressure to the tissue site through the plurality of lumens such that the at least one collection lumen receives fluid from the tissue site. The at least one collection lumen stores the fluid received from the tissue site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: T. Blane SANDERS, Keith Patrick HEATON, Ian James HARDMAN, Christopher Brian LOCKE, Timothy Mark ROBINSON, Mark Stephen James BEARD, Jonathan Paul JAEB, Kristine M. KIESWETTER, Royce W. JOHNSON, Shannon C. INGRAM
  • Publication number: 20180222178
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for enhanced dryers for printing systems. One embodiment is an apparatus that includes a dryer for a continuous-forms printing system. The dryer includes heating elements located within an interior of the dryer that radiate infrared energy onto a web of printed media as the web travels through the interior, and an air knife that is interposed between the heating elements. The air knife includes a shell that directly absorbs infrared energy from the heating elements and also defines a passage for air to travel through the air knife onto the web. The shell directly absorbs infrared energy from each heating element that would otherwise overlap on the web with infrared energy from another heating element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Stuart James Boland, Graham James Carson, Scott Richard Johnson
  • Patent number: 10043122
    Abstract: A transaction card may power on the transaction card using electric current induced from an interaction of the transaction card with an electromagnetic field. The transaction card may establish a communication with a device. The communication may indicate that the transaction card has powered. The transaction card may receive, from the device, a set of instructions to configure a set of applets on the transaction card after notifying the device that the transaction card has powered on. The set of applets to be configured may be related to completing one or more different transactions. The set of applets to be configured may be different than another set of applets already configured on the transaction card. The transaction card may configure the set of applets on the transaction card according to the set of instructions after receiving the set of instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Adam Koeppel, James Zarakas, Molly Johnson, Tyler Locke
  • Publication number: 20180216320
    Abstract: The booster pump system includes a base pump module and one or more expansion pump modules connected to the base pump module. Each pump module has suction and discharge manifolds extending between the pump module sides and at least one pump connected between the manifolds. The expansion pump module suction and discharge manifolds connect to the base pump module manifolds, respectively. The pump modules are bilaterally symmetrical such that either side may be connected to the piping system or to another pump module. A bypass module is connected between the pipes of the piping system. The size of the manifolds is larger than the size of pipes that would normally be used with a pump having the capacity of the pump to which the manifolds are connected. Pump modules are connected to each other and to the piping system by quick release connectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
  • Patent number: 10036398
    Abstract: An apparatus and system for a thrust-absorbing horizontal surface pump assembly. A thrust-absorbing horizontal surface pump system includes an intake chamber including a stationary thrust bearing paired with a rotatable thrust runner to form a thrust bearing set, wherein a first face of the stationary thrust bearing positioned towards the rotatable thrust runner is at least partially diamond-coated, and wherein a second face of the rotatable thrust runner positioned towards the stationary thrust bearing is at least partially diamond-coated, a fluid entrance that receives fluid into the intake chamber, and a pump inlet that receives the fluid into the multi-stage centrifugal pump, wherein the thrust bearing set is arranged around the intake shaft such that during operation of the electric motor the thrust bearing is in a pathway of the fluid as the fluid flows between the fluid entrance and the pump inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Summit ESP, LLC
    Inventors: Brent David St. John, Ryan Michael Nicholson, David Lunk, Larry James Parmeter, Brett Leamy, Keith Leon Johnson, John Vanderstaay Kenner, Thomas John Gottschalk
  • Publication number: 20180211638
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed herein for providing improved cache structures and methods that are optimally sized to support a predetermined range of late stage adjustments and in which image data is intelligently read out of DRAM and cached in such a way as to eliminate re-fetching of input image data from DRAM and minimize DRAM bandwidth and power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Tolga Ozguner, Jeffrey Powers Bradford, Miguel Comparan, Gene Leung, Adam James Muff, Ryan Scott Haraden, Christopher Jon Johnson
  • Patent number: 10032351
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for reliably detecting gunfire in enclosed spaces having significant acoustic reverberation. Implementations are configured to quickly and reliably report the room or portion of a room where gunfire is located. Innovations herein may ensure low false alarm rate by thresholding, pattern recognition and/or detecting the muzzle optical flash. In some embodiments, a review center with trained personnel may evaluate the incident before reporting to local authorities. The indoor system can be incorporated into an outdoor gunshot location system to better protect a local area such as a campus or a transportation hub. Systems and methods herein may involve features and functionality associated with additional resources, such as intercoms, cellphones, and access control, to provide mitigation of harm in case of a shooting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: ShotSpotter, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Showen, James Beldock, Gregory Stone, Murphey Johnson, Robert Calhoun
  • Patent number: 10022207
    Abstract: An oral irrigator including a handle through which fluid flows to a tip. Fluid flows to the tip during irrigate mode, and fluid flow may be interrupted by selecting a pause mode. The handle includes a mechanically controlled actuator for selecting the pause mode. The actuator may include a rack gear operably connected to a pinion gear formed on a valve spool inside the handle. The valve spool may include a ball that blocks fluid flow to the tip during pause mode but not during irrigate mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Water Pik, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt M. Taylor, Harold A. Luettgen, Jeremy James Johnson
  • Patent number: 10023390
    Abstract: A reconfigurable chain guide system is described herein. In one example, movable and stationary pieces of chain guide define a chain path. An actuator moves the movable piece of chain guide between first and second positions with respect to the stationary piece of chain guide. A length of the chain path is not changed when the movable piece of chain guide is moved between the first and second positions. This may be accomplished, for example, if the movable piece includes first and second curved segments, which contact the chain in the first and second positions of the movable piece of chain guide, respectively. In an operational example, a chain traveling the chain path may carry a flight lug, which may engage or not engage cases moving on a conveyor depending on a position of the movable piece of chain guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: R.A. Pearson Company
    Inventors: Michael James Johnson, David John Nelson, Daniel Vincent Brown
  • Patent number: 10011594
    Abstract: The present invention provides compounds of Formula (I): wherein all variables are as defined in the specification, and compositions comprising any of such novel compounds. These compounds are APJ agonists which may be used as medicaments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
    Inventors: James A. Johnson, Soong-Hoon Kim, R. Michael Lawrence, Michael C. Myers, Hannguang J. Chao, Monique Phillips, Ji Jiang
  • Patent number: 9980793
    Abstract: An apparatus for oral hygiene is disclosed herein. The apparatus includes a base unit containing a reservoir, an oral irrigation handle, a sonic toothbrush, and an accessory container. The apparatus may include a pump, which may move pressurized water from a reservoir to a tip in fluid communication with the pump. The apparatus contains a drive mechanism in a gear housing that is continually drained by one or more apertures in the base. The base may include a plurality of footings that elevate the base unit above a surface supporting the base unit. The oral irrigation handle includes a pause switch that translates longitude motion into rotational motion to close a valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Water Pik, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Wagner, Kurt M. Taylor, Harold A. Luettgen, Jeremy James Johnson
  • Patent number: 9964289
    Abstract: An LED light fixture having adjacent interconnected light fixture modules, each comprising a power system extrusion, an LED light module body attachable to the power system extrusion, female and male end caps at opposite ends of each extrusion and respectively including a female electrical connector and a male electrical connector, a male electrical connector being configured to plug into the female electrical connector of an adjacent extrusion, and a power box component having a female electrical connector configured to plug into a male electrical connector of a male end cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Tempo Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Dennis Pearson, Michael D. Bremser, Dennis Barton, James Johnson, Thomas Lueken
  • Patent number: 9948259
    Abstract: Methods and systems for amplitude estimation and gain adjustment using noise as a reference are described. An example receiver can include an antenna and a front end amplifier coupled to the antenna. The receiver can also include a detector circuit coupled to the front end amplifier. The receiver can be configured to determine a power of a received signal at the antenna based on a gain of the receiver. The gain of the receiver can be determined based on a noise figure of the front end amplifier and a noise amplitude.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Inventor: James A. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20180090883
    Abstract: A connector for connecting control conductors provided in conduits also containing power conductors, the connector including a first guide for receiving a first at least one control conductor provided in a first conduit also containing at least one power conductor, a second guide for receiving a second at least one control conductor provided in a second conduit also containing at least one power conductor, at least one jumper for electrically connecting the first at least one control conductor and the second at least one control conductor and a housing for containing the first guide, second guide and the at least one jumper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Steven James Johnson, Jason Peter Thomas, Joseph E. Richard
  • Publication number: 20180084038
    Abstract: Techniques for facilitating allocation of cloud services in cloud computing systems are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a method can include transmitting a request to service controllers configured to manage corresponding cloud services deployable in the cloud computing system, the request including a set of cloud services to be deployed in the cloud computing system. The method can also include receiving, from each of the service controllers, a list of at least some of the computing facilities arranged in order of preference for deploying one or more corresponding cloud services. The method can further includes selecting one of the computing facilities from the multiple computing facilities for deploying the set of cloud services based on the preferences of the service controllers reflected in the received lists and instructing the service controllers to deploy the one or more corresponding cloud services to the selected one of the computing facilities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventor: James Johnson
  • Publication number: 20180031189
    Abstract: An LED cove light system having a wall piece mounted to a back surface of a cove and a light fixture component removably attachable at an angle to the wall piece. The light fixture component carries a plurality of LEDs beneath an arcuate portion a lens and a reflector is positioned below the LEDs. A baffle component is mounted within the lens and configured to control lateral light distribution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Applicant: Tempo Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Dennis Pearson, Michael D. Bremser, James Johnson, Thomas Lueken, Shaun Toms
  • Patent number: D823114
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventors: James Johnson, Timothy Frazier