Patents by Inventor James R. Johnson

James R. 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: 20220271438
    Abstract: A tightly coupled dipole array is an egg-crate configuration defined by a plurality of electrically connected antenna unit cells. At least one of the unit cells utilizes a short or conductive element that shorts the common mode resonance. Shorting the common mode resonance in an intentional manner removes instances of the common mode resonance. To achieve the shorting of the common mode resonance, a conductive element is connected with one of the dipole arms and connected to the outer conductor of the feed or a ground plane. This creates a grounding loop that pushes the resonance out of the band of interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Inventors: Matilda Livadaru, Mark Fosberry, James F. Fung, Alexander D. Johnson, Randall R. Lapierre, Daniel G. Morin
  • Publication number: 20220240495
    Abstract: A trap has a housing including an entrance. Internally, the trap has a trigger structure including a trigger plate and a latch mechanism, coupled with the housing; and a pivoting structure pivotally coupled with the housing and adapted to releasably engage with the latch mechanism of the trigger structure. When the trap is triggered by a rodent, the pivoting structure disengages from the latch mechanism and the pivoting structure pivots towards a rear wall of the housing and the trigger plate, and the trigger plate pivots toward the pivoting structure, moving the rodent against towards the rear wall of the housing and trapping the rodent between the pivoting structure and the rear wall. Once the trap is triggered, the rodent is contained and in most cases, killed, within the trap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: James R. Walsh, Paul R. Zeamer, Daniel C. Johnson
  • Patent number: 11390795
    Abstract: The invention is directed to delayed gelation agents comprising a degradable polymeric cage containing therein one or more gelation agents. The cage degrades in situ, e.g, in an oil reservoir, thus releasing the gelation agent(s), which can then crosslink second polymers in situ to form a gel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignees: CONOCOPHILLIPS COMPANY, UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS
    Inventors: Huili Guan, Cory Berkland, Ahmad Moradi-Araghi, Jenn-Tai Liang, David R. Zornes, Riley B Needham, James H. Hedges, Min Cheng, James P. Johnson, Faye L. Scully
  • Publication number: 20220221235
    Abstract: A composite cooling film (100) comprises an antisoiling layer (160) secured to a first major surface of a reflective microporous layer (110). The reflective microporous layer (110) comprises a first fluoropolymer and is diffusely reflective of electromagnetic radiation over a majority of wavelengths in the range of 400 to 2500 nanometers. The antisoiling layer (160) has an outwardly facing antisoiling surface (162) opposite the micro-voided polymer film. An article (1100) comprising the composite cooling film (1112) secured to a substrate (1110) is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventors: Timothy J. Hebrink, Michelle M. Mok, Derek J. Dehn, Mary E. Johansen, Lon R. Johnson, Todd G. Pett, Moses M. David, James P. Burke, Vivian W. Jones, Haiyan Zhang
  • Publication number: 20220221627
    Abstract: A composite cooling film (100) comprises an ultraviolet-reflective multilayer optical film (120) and a reflective microporous layer (110) secured thereto. The ultraviolet-reflective multilayer optical film (120) hat is at least 50 percent reflective of ultraviolet radiation over a majority of the wavelength range of at least 340 but less than 400 nanometers. The reflective microporous layer (110) has a continuous phase comprising a nonfluorinated organic polymer and is diffusely reflective of solar radiation over a majority the wavelength range of 400 to 2500 nanometers, inclusive. The composite cooling film (100) has an average absorbance over the wavelength range 8-13 microns of at least 0.85. An article (1200) comprising the composite cooling film (100) adhered to a substrate (1210) is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventors: Timothy J. Hebrink, Michelle M. Mok, Derek J. Dehn, Mary E. Johansen, Lon R. Johnson, Todd G. Pett, Moses M. David, James P. Burke, Vivian W. Jones, Haiyan Zhang
  • Patent number: 11386061
    Abstract: A method of operating a telemetry system includes automatically populating a first set of fields in a schema of an event definition using a logging library of the telemetry system, and receiving the set of fields via a request message in an application protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Brian R. Crawford, Amy M. Lewis, Mahmood G. Qadir, Ravi C. Shahani, Wojtek Kozaczynski, Brian P. Ellis, George Joy, James O. Todd, Ken Ming-Kin Yip, Mark E. Russinovich, William M. Zintel, Vitaliy Titov, Tae Hyung Kim, Vito J. Sabella, Christopher M. Lang, Jonathan K. Johnson
  • Patent number: 11376479
    Abstract: A ball lifting device having an elevator is attachable to a flagstick for enabling easy removal of a golf ball that is holed while putting with the flagstick in place in the cup. The elevator may be attached to a handle portion that extends up along the pole portion of the flagstick allowing the elevator to be raised by way of the handle portion. The handle portion may have a hook portion for hooking up with a golf club so that hand contact with the device is eliminated. The handle portion may be a thin member. The handle portion may be a tubular portion. The elevator may be spring loaded with the spring manually loaded by a golfer and released to eject the golf ball from the cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Falcon Golf, LLC
    Inventors: James Evan Johnson, James T. Hegedus, Douglas J. Christensen, Peter R. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20220089346
    Abstract: Described herein is a packaging system comprising a sleeve having a plurality of sides, an open top, and an open bottom, each of the sides having an inner surface, an inner liner located on the inner surfaces of the sides of the sleeve, the inner liner having an inner surface that defines a cavity, a plurality of building panels located in the cavity, and an outer wrapping surrounding at least a portion of the sleeve and at least a portion of the plurality of building panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2021
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Inventors: Amanda Worley COBLE, James R. JOHNSON, Gary A. GRINSTED
  • Patent number: 11225366
    Abstract: Described herein is a packaging system comprising a sleeve having a plurality of sides, an open top, and an open bottom, each of the sides having an inner surface, an inner liner located on the inner surfaces of the sides of the sleeve, the inner liner having an inner surface that defines a cavity, a plurality of building panels located in the cavity, and an outer wrapping surrounding at least a portion of the sleeve and at least a portion of the plurality of building panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: AWI Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Amanda Worley Coble, James R. Johnson, Gary A. Grinsted
  • Publication number: 20190225399
    Abstract: Described herein is a packaging system comprising a sleeve having a plurality of sides, an open top, and an open bottom, each of the sides having an inner surface, an inner liner located on the inner surfaces of the sides of the sleeve, the inner liner having an inner surface that defines a cavity, a plurality of building panels located in the cavity, and an outer wrapping surrounding at least a portion of the sleeve and at least a portion of the plurality of building panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Amanda Worley COBLE, James R. JOHNSON, Gary A. GRINSTED
  • Publication number: 20180030728
    Abstract: What is provided is a method for casting reinforcement alignment feature into concrete wall blocks and precast concrete wall blocks configured for assembly into a wall. Reinforcement alignment features, such as horizontal reinforcement grooves and/or vertical reinforcement grooves, are precast simultaneously with panels, ribs, and other components of the concrete wall blocks in the forms in which the concrete wall blocks are cast. As a result, reinforcing members, such as rebar and welded wire mesh, may be positioned, either horizontally or vertically, in desired and appropriate locations on the concrete wall blocks. Consequently, there is a significant increase in the convenience and ease of wall construction, while greatly reducing the amount of labor that is needed. In addition, the constructed walls have increased stability, strength, and water resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventor: James R. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9834823
    Abstract: Disclosed are primers, probes, and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) specific to a distinct subclones of the E. coli sequence type 131 (ST131). Also disclosed are methods and assay kits useful in detecting the presence of the distinct subtype of E. coli and methods of treating a subject suffering from an infection from a subclone of ST131.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Inventors: Lance B. Price, Evgeni V. Sokurenko, James R. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9675998
    Abstract: Provided herein are formaldehyde-free flame retardant compositions, comprising a flame retardant acid and a fixing agent; and methods of their use for manufacturing durable formaldehyde-free flame retardant cellulosic materials. Also provided herein are durable formaldehyde-free flame retardant cellulosic materials and articles comprising the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: WINNITEX LIMITED
    Inventors: James R. Johnson, Kenneth Y. M. Chan, Charles Wang
  • Publication number: 20160030210
    Abstract: A biodegradable and/or bioabsorbable composite stent includes a bioabsorbable ceramic material coated with a biodegradable polymeric material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Applicant: BRS Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: James R. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9238481
    Abstract: A steering system for turning multiple sets of steerable wheels comprises three steering gears operatively connected to the steerable wheels. Each steering gear includes a control valve assembly and has an associated hydraulic motor. The first control valve assembly directs pressurized fluid to a first hydraulic motor and also directs pressurized fluid to a second hydraulic motor. The third control valve assembly directs pressurized fluid to a third hydraulic motor. When a torque below a predetermined value is applied to an output shaft of the second steering gear, the output shaft rotates in response to movement of the first control valve assembly, and the second control valve assembly remains in a neutral condition. When a torque above the predetermined value is applied to the output shaft of the second steering gear, the output shaft rotates to cause the second control valve assembly to assume an actuated condition to direct pressurized fluid away from the second hydraulic motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: TRW Automotive U.S. LLC
    Inventors: James R. Johnson, Kevin E. Boyle
  • Publication number: 20150343119
    Abstract: A bioremovable composite stent includes bioremovable polymer and bioremovable ceramic flakes generally coupled with adjacent layers of bioremovable polymer so as to make a resilient composite stent configured to move between a contracted configuration to an expanded configuration. In one embodiment, the composite stent may have a helical shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Applicant: BRS Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: James R Johnson, Anita Tavakley
  • Patent number: D857240
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Redi-Rock International, LLC
    Inventor: James R. Johnson
  • Patent number: D866004
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Redi-Rock International, LLC
    Inventor: James R. Johnson
  • Patent number: D866005
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Redi-Rock International, LLC
    Inventor: James R. Johnson
  • Patent number: D956170
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: OMS Investments, Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Walsh, Paul R. Zeamer, Daniel C. Johnson