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: 20180172645
    Abstract: Methods, systems and components made according to the methods and systems, are disclosed relating to making inspection reference standards for the non-invasive inspection of composite materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: SADIE LEE FIENI, JAMES C. KENNEDY, JESSICA OFFUTT, DANIEL JOHNSON, KRISTOFER LOGAN PETERSON
  • Publication number: 20180172037
    Abstract: A hydraulic system for a machine includes a plurality of hydraulic component, wherein the hydraulic components include hydraulic actuators and hydraulic motors. The hydraulic system also includes a plurality of hydraulic circuits, and a plurality of hydraulic pumps for supplying hydraulic fluid to the plurality of hydraulic components via the hydraulic circuits. At least one hydraulic component receives hydraulic flow exclusively from a designated one of the hydraulic pumps and at least another, different hydraulic component receives shared hydraulic flow from a flow sharing set of the hydraulic pumps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Sharath CUGATI, Christoper WILLIAMSON, Pengfei MA, Mark VONDERWELL, Sean JOHNSON, James W. FUERST, Jiao ZHANG
  • Patent number: 10000636
    Abstract: Polymeric blends having improved flame retardance properties and good ductility at low temperatures are disclosed. The blend is formed from (A) a photoactive additive that is a cross-linkable polycarbonate resin containing a photoactive group derived from a dihydroxybenzophenone; and (B) a polymer resin which is different from the photoactive additive. The additive can be a compound, oligomer, or polymer. When exposed to ultraviolet light, crosslinking will occur between the photoactive additive and the polymer resin, enhancing the chemical resistance and flame retardance while maintaining ductility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Jean-Francois Morizur, Paul Dean Sybert, Peter Johnson, Thomas L. Evans, James Franklin Hoover, Amanda Marie Flores
  • Patent number: 10002387
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to apparatuses, methods, and computer program products for implementing a pre-contracted, staged, currency exchange system. Implementation includes receiving travel information from a user; processing the travel information, wherein processing the travel information comprises determining a negotiated currency exchange rate based on the received travel information; generating a contract based on processing the travel information, wherein the contract comprises terms for executing one or more transactions using the negotiated currency exchange rate, wherein the negotiated currency exchange rate is valid for at least one of a predetermined location, a predetermined number of transactions, or a predetermined period of time; and executing one or more transactions using the negotiated currency exchange rate in accordance with the contract terms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Tyler Johnson, Christian Michael Mande, James Robert Grimsley, Sara Gill, Nathan Dent, Kristy M. Crist
  • Patent number: 9995418
    Abstract: A bulkhead fitting assembly that includes a tube, a mounting flange attachable to a bulkhead, a thermal shell joining the mounting flange and the tube and having a portion spaced away from the tube forming an air pocket between the tube and the thermal shell, a plurality of mounting studs extending from the mounting flange away from the thermal shell, and a plurality of bushings positioned between the mounting studs and the bulkhead. The plurality of bushings are each shaped to complete a current path from the tube to the plurality of mounting studs, from the plurality of mounting studs to the plurality of bushings, and from the plurality of bushings to the bulkhead. Nuts are threaded on the studs to secure the fitting assembly by sandwiching the bulkhead between the mounting flange and the bushings, which are retained by the nuts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: James P. Irwin, David W. Minteer, Benjamin A. Johnson, Erik W. Dowell
  • Patent number: 9993166
    Abstract: A user monitoring device system has a user monitoring device that includes one or more microphones, a transmitter and sensors to determine air quality, sound level quality, light quality, ambient temperature and humidity near the user. The transmitter serves as a communication system. A radar apparatus or system is configured to detect a user's movement information. The radar apparatus or system and the monitoring system configured assist to determine at least one of: user sleep information and sleep behavior information, or user respiration information. A cloud based system is in communication with the monitoring device and the radar apparatus or system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: FITBIT, INC.
    Inventors: Chris Johnson, Hamid Asgarian, Kevin Morshige, Benjamin Joseph, James Proud
  • Patent number: 9993981
    Abstract: There is disclosed a cutting mechanism for severing elongate fiber reinforcement material in composite material lay-up equipment, the cutting mechanism comprising a cutting element and a counteracting element which cooperate to sever fiber reinforcement material extending through the nip between them, the cutting element being mounted on an elongate arm which is pivotable about a pivot axis A spaced from the nip, to displace the cutting element relatively to the counteracting element to perform a cutting stroke, the mechanism further comprising guide means arranged to guide the fiber reinforcement material through the nip in a feed direction transverse to the pivot axis A, and an actuation device for driving the elongate arm in a cutting stroke, the actuation device acting on the elongate arm at a position away from the cutting element. There is also provided composite material lay-up equipment comprising the cutting mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: COMPOSITE TECHNOLOGY AND APPLICATIONS LIMITED
    Inventors: Anthony Dale Johnson, Ralph Douglas Cope, John Anthony Kukon, Michael James Case, James Tingle
  • Patent number: 9989176
    Abstract: A method of sealing an opening in a bulkhead with a fitting assembly having a tube, a mounting flange, a thermal shell, an adapter, a bushing, and a jam nut may include inserting the tube through the opening; placing the mounting flange against the bulkhead, the mounting flange attached to the thermal shell, the thermal shell attached to the tube, and the mounting flange attached to the adapter so that the adapter extends away from the mounting flange and from the thermal shell through the opening; forming an air pocket by spacing a portion of the thermal shell away from the tube; placing the bushing on the adapter; and tightening the jam nut on the adapter to sandwich the bulkhead between the mounting flange and the bushing to form a seal between the mounting flange and the bushing to seal the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: James P. Irwin, David W. Minteer, Benjamin A. Johnson, Erik W. Dowell
  • Patent number: 9989489
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: LIFE TECHNNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jonathan Rothberg, Wolfgang Hinz, Kim Johnson, James Bustillo
  • 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: 9981102
    Abstract: A respiratory mask for use with a patient, and that is suited for use with children, includes a flexible cushion arranged to interface with and deliver air to the patient's nose. The cushion has a tube connection portion at one or both sides adjacent the patient's nares, the tube connection portion being arranged to connect to an air delivery tube. This location, plus the very low profile of the mask, allows a patient (e.g. an infant) to sleep on their face more comfortably. A more rigid support structure adjacent the cushion is provided to stabilize the cushion and prevent it from collapsing. Headgear is also provided and arranged for releasable attachment to the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: ResMed Limited
    Inventors: Lee James Veliss, Carmel Therese Harrington, Philip Rodney Kwok, Philip John Gunning, Joshua Adam Gudiksen, Bart Jeremy Caffin, Richard Sokolov, Ian Fredrick Johnson, Eric Siu
  • Patent number: 9975354
    Abstract: Systems and methods for concentric duct system for a dryer of a printing system. One embodiment includes a dryer of a printing system and a duct system. The dryer includes web conditioners sources to condition a web of print media, intake ports to supply air for the web conditioners, and outlet ports to remove air for the web conditioners. The duct system includes a supply hub and a return hub. The supply hub includes a tubular body with a lower portion and an upper portion, and supply nodes around the lower portion. The return hub includes a body around the upper portion of the supply hub, and return nodes around the body. The duct system further includes supply ducts to connect the supply nodes and the intake ports, and return ducts to connect the return nodes and the outlet ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Stuart James Boland, Scott Richard Johnson
  • Patent number: 9977432
    Abstract: A set of commands for each of a plurality of actuators to alter an aircraft's state responsive to one or more inputs is produced. The set of commands is provided to fewer than all actuators comprising the plurality of actuators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Kitty Hawk Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Johnson Cutler, Todd Reichert, James Jackson
  • Patent number: 9978118
    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. The systems and methods can also be adapted to work with compressed image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Tolga Ozguner, Gene Leung, Jeffrey Powers Bradford, Adam James Muff, Miguel Comparan, Ryan Scott Haraden, Christopher Jon Johnson
  • Publication number: 20180137013
    Abstract: A storage control system to provide file-level storage and block-level storage services. The storage control system has a computer system including a second 1/0 unit configured to receive block-level storage related requests, a processor unit, a first memory unit, and a storage unit; and a programmable logic device including a first 1/0 unit configured to receive file-level storage related requests, an interface unit configured to communicate with the computer system, one or more programmable hardware-implemented processing units and for processing of file-level storage related requests, and a second memory unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Sathisha POOJARY, Christopher James ASTON, Graham ELLEMENT, Simon Carl JOHNSON, Hiroyuki MITOME, Naoki INOUE, Norimitsu HAYAKAWA, Yukari HATTA, Yasuo HIRATA, Ryosuke MATSUBARA
  • Publication number: 20180131791
    Abstract: A hands-free wireless wearable GPS enabled video camera and audio-video communications headset, mobile phone and personal media player, capable of real-time two-way and multi-feed wireless voice, data and audio-video streaming, telecommunications, and teleconferencing, coordinated applications, and shared functionality between one or more wirelessly networked headsets or other paired or networked wired or wireless devices and optimized device and data management over multiple wired and wireless network connections. The headset can operate in concert with one or more wired or wireless devices as a paired accessory, as an autonomous hands-free wide area, metro or local area and personal area wireless audio-video communications and multimedia device and/or as a wearable docking station, hot spot and wireless router supporting direct connect multi-device ad-hoc virtual private networking (VPN).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Ronald Eugene FISHER, Bryan Jonathan DAVIS, Bradley Brian BUSHARD, Mark Joseph MEYER, James FISHER, Nitin PATIL, Ben YOUNG, Daniel JOHNSON
  • Patent number: 9963236
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: James E. Silva, Andrew John Tofflemire, Michael A. Johnson, Samuel J. Elliott, David E. Lee
  • Patent number: 9962371
    Abstract: Disclosed in certain embodiments is a pharmaceutical composition for parenteral administration comprising: an aqueous solution comprising ketorolac or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof in an amount from about 0.1 mg/mL to about 10 mg/mL; and a pharmaceutically acceptable excipient; wherein the formulation is substantially free of alcohol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: RTU PHARMACEUTICALS, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph V. Pergolizzi, Alexander Mironov, Chad James Pickens, Douglas Giles 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
  • Publication number: 20180113328
    Abstract: Optical lenses are described and include a polymeric interference filter disposed on a curved polymeric substrate. The optical lens has an average light transmission of less than 2% across a band of blue light from 400 nm to at least 420 and up to 440 nm and substantially transmits blue light greater than 450 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: Michael F. Weber, James E. Watson, Mark R. Strenger, Stephen A. Johnson, Chad R. Wold