Patents by Inventor James T. Johnson

James T. 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: 20200028743
    Abstract: A method and technique for utilizing user feedback of product installation includes initiating, on a client computing system by a user, an install module of a product to install an instance of the product on the client computing system according to a default installation process. The install module interfaces with a server system and retrieves feedback data collected by the server system in connection with prior installations of the product. The install module creates a modified installation sequence for the product on the client computing system from the default installation process based on the retrieved feedback data and then installs the instance of the product on the client computing system according to the modified installation process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: James D. Creasman, Kevin D. Dillard, Jeffrey K. Johnson, Barry J. Pellas, Matthew T. Pellas, Matthew K. Thomas, Paul A. Titus
  • Patent number: 10517627
    Abstract: Ultrasonic surgical instruments including a handle housing, a switch frame, and a switch assembly are disclosed. The switch assembly may include a first switch arrangement movably supported on a distal portion of the handle housing and selectively movable relative to a first switch contact supported by the switch frame. The switch assembly may further include a second switch arrangement including a right switch button movably supported on a right side of the handle housing and selectively movable relative to a right switch contact supported by the switch frame, and a left switch button movably supported on a left side of the handle housing and selectively movable relative to a left switch contact supported by the switch frame. The first and second switch arrangements may be configured to be selectively actuatable by a single hand supporting the handle housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Richard W. Timm, Emron J. Henry, James W. Voegele, Gregory W. Johnson, Daniel W. Price, Jeffery T. Kirk, Jose Domingo Vasquez, Timothy G. Dietz, Richard C. Smith, Ryan M. Asher, Jeffrey L. Aldridge, Craig T. Davis
  • Publication number: 20190365962
    Abstract: A mechanical vacuum dressing comprising: a first valve layer comprising a first one-way valve; a second valve layer comprising a second one-way valve; the first valve layer being joined to the second valve layer so as to define a chamber therebetween; the first one-way valve being configured to admit fluid into the chamber through the first one-way valve but prevent fluid from exiting the chamber through the first one-way valve; the second one-way valve being configured to exhaust fluid from the chamber through the second one-way valve but prevent fluid from entering the chamber through the second one-way valve; and the second valve layer comprising an elastomeric material such that (i) when the second valve layer is moved away from the first valve layer, the volume of the chamber is increased, and (ii) when the second valve layer is thereafter released, the second valve layer moves back towards the first valve layer and the volume of the chamber is decreased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Sang Lee, Anthony Assal, Matthew Baird, John Frederick Cornhill, Russell Corwin, Andrew Harvey, Jeffrey Milsom, Anh Nguyen, Jia Xing, James Goldie, Vladimir Gilman, Minh Duong, Jennifer Vondran, Blair Hough, Gerard I. Libby, Timothy Norman Johnson, Darwin T. Keith-Lucas
  • Patent number: 10494145
    Abstract: A storage container with a spout is provided that can store a coating material. The storage container can include a container body having a shape, which may be a circular shape, polygonal shape, or a rounded-polygonal shape. The container body includes a side wall having first and second ends. The storage container with a spout can include a first opening with a corresponding lid and the spout providing a second opening with a corresponding cap. The storage container can further include a handle formed with an aperture through a side of the container body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: The Sherwin-Williams Company
    Inventors: Richard D. Hudson, James J. Johnson, Gustavo A. Morales, Edward Ray Goodwin, Jr., Michael C. Lambertson, Jr., Charles T. Buckel, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20190364583
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices are described for providing network access services to mobile users via mobile terminals over a satellite system. In embodiments, dynamic multiplexing of traffic from fixed terminals and mobile users on the same satellite beam can take advantage of statistical multiplexing of large numbers of users and on different usage patterns between fixed terminals and mobile users. In embodiments, quality-of-service (QoS) is controlled for mobile devices at a per-user level. Mobile users may be provisioned on the satellite system according to a set of traffic policies based on their service level agreement (SLA). System resources of the satellite may be allocated to mobile users based on the demand of each mobile user and the set of traffic polices associated with each mobile user, regardless of which mobile terminal is used to access the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Corey Ryan Johnson, Brian T. Sleight, Thomas Duncan Lookabaugh, James Esserman, William F. Sullivan, Meherwan Polad
  • Publication number: 20190364584
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices are described for providing network access services to mobile users via multi-user network access terminals over a multi-beam satellite system. Quality-of-service (QoS) is controlled for the mobile devices at a per-user level according to user-specific traffic policies. Mobile users may be provisioned on the satellite system according to a set of traffic policies based on their service level agreement (SLA). System resources of the satellite may be allocated to mobile users based on the demand of each mobile user and the set of traffic polices associated with each mobile user, regardless of which multi-user network access terminal is used to access the system. Dynamic multiplexing of traffic from fixed terminals and mobile users on the same satellite beam can take advantage of statistical multiplexing of large numbers of users and on different usage patterns between fixed terminals and mobile users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Corey Ryan Johnson, Brian T. Sleight, Thomas Duncan Lookabaugh, James Esserman, William F. Sullivan, Meherwan Polad
  • Publication number: 20190325582
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to edge detection and presentation in thermal images. Infrared and visible light images comprising at least partially overlapping target scenes are analyzed. An edge detection process is performed on the visible light image to determine which pixels represent edges in the target scene. A display image is generated in which some pixels include infrared image data and in which pixels corresponding to edges in the visible light image include a predetermined color and do not include corresponding infrared image data to emphasize edges. Edge pixels in the display image can include exclusively the predetermined color, or in some examples, a blend of a predetermined color and visible light image data. Methods can include replacing one or the other of visible light edge pixels or corresponding infrared pixels with the predetermined color before combining the visible light and infrared image data to create a display image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Peter A. Bergstrom, Kirk R. Johnson, James T. Pickett
  • Publication number: 20190263972
    Abstract: A copolymer composition that includes a silicone copolymer, methods of making the composition, and articles that include the composition, wherein the copolymer composition includes a silicone copolymer having a backbone composition that includes: silicone segments in an amount of 5 wt-% to 40 wt-%, based on the total weight of the silicone copolymer; hydrophilic segments in an amount of 40 wt-% to 75 wt-%, based on the total weight of the silicone copolymer; and reinforcing segments in an amount of 5 wt-% to 30 wt-%, based on the total weight of the silicone copolymer, wherein the reinforcing segments are derived from the reaction of one or more chain extenders with one or more multi-functional isocyanates, multi-functional carboxylic acids, multi-functional anhydrides, multi-functional esters, and/or multi-functional acid halides; wherein the silicone segments, hydrophilic segments, and reinforcing segments are connected through urea, urethane, amide, and/or oxamide linkages; wherein the hydrophilic segments
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: HANNAH C. COHEN, AMANDA C. ENGLER, RAN JAN I V. PARTHASARATHY, HAOMING RONG, RAMESH C. KUMAR, MATTHEW T. SCHOLZ, JAMES P. DIZIO, AUDREY A. SHERMAN, RICHARD G. HANSEN, DOUGLAS A. HANGGI, DALE J. CASE, DAVID D. JOHNSON
  • Patent number: 10366496
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to edge detection and presentation in thermal images. Infrared and visible light images comprising at least partially overlapping target scenes are analyzed. An edge detection process is performed on the visible light image to determine which pixels represent edges in the target scene. A display image is generated in which some pixels include infrared image data and in which pixels corresponding to edges in the visible light image include a predetermined color and do not include corresponding infrared image data to emphasize edges. Edge pixels in the display image can include exclusively the predetermined color, or in some examples, a blend of a predetermined color and visible light image data. Methods can include replacing one or the other of visible light edge pixels or corresponding infrared pixels with the predetermined color before combining the visible light and infrared image data to create a display image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Fluke Corporation
    Inventors: Peter A. Bergstrom, Kirk R. Johnson, James T. Pickett
  • Patent number: 10368364
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices are described for providing network access services to mobile users via multi-user network access terminals over a multi-beam satellite system. Quality-of-service (QoS) is controlled for the mobile devices at a per-user level according to user-specific traffic policies Mobile users may be provisioned on the satellite system according to a set of traffic policies based on their service level agreement (SLA). System resources of the satellite may be allocated to mobile users based on the demand of each mobile user and the set of traffic polices associated with each mobile user, regardless of which multi-user network access terminal is used to access the system. Dynamic multiplexing of traffic from fixed terminals and mobile users on the same satellite beam can take advantage of statistical multiplexing of large numbers of users and on different usage patterns between fixed terminals and mobile users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Viasat, Inc.
    Inventors: Corey Ryan Johnson, Brian T. Sleight, Thomas Duncan Lookabaugh, James Esserman, William F. Sullivan, Meherwan Polad
  • Patent number: 10290876
    Abstract: A lithium-ion battery including an electrodeposited anode material having a micron-scale, three-dimensional porous foam structure separated from interpenetrating cathode material that fills the void space of the porous foam structure by a thin solid-state electrolyte which has been reductively polymerized onto the anode material in a uniform and pinhole free manner, which will significantly reduce the distance which the Li-ions are required to traverse upon the charge/discharge of the battery cell over other types of Li-ion cell designs, and a procedure for fabricating the battery are described. The interpenetrating three-dimensional structure of the cell will also provide larger energy densities than conventional solid-state Li-ion cells based on thin-film technologies. The electrodeposited anode may include an intermetallic composition effective for reversibly intercalating Li-ions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Prieto Battery, Inc.
    Inventors: Amy L. Prieto, James M. Mosby, Derek C. Johnson, Matthew T. Rawls
  • Patent number: 10126424
    Abstract: The present invention essentially comprises a system, method, computer program and combinations thereof to utilize dual-polarization generated data generally associated with weather and non-weather events for mapping data, producing geo-referenced data, producing mosaics, generation of precipitation masks, non-precipitation mask, and classification masks in general, production of vertical cross sections and predetermined fly throughs, producing short term forecasting, prediction of specific weather phenomenon, correcting or adjusting rain gauge data as well as quantitative precipitation estimation, and combining other meteorological data to correct or adjust estimated rainfall accumulation gathered by dual-polarization radar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Weather Decision Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Eilts, James T. Johnson, Jr., Christopher Porter, Matthew Gaffner, John William Conway, Noah A. Lock, Andrew MacKenzie
  • Patent number: 10114130
    Abstract: Neutron detectors for measuring a neutron yield of a neutron generator may include at least one particle counter disposed in a housing and at least one removable cartridge for receiving at least one collection medium. The at least one removable cartridge configured to be at least partially inserted into the housing to position the collection medium proximate the at least one particle counter. Detector assemblies for evaluating an output of a particle generator may include a housing and a plurality of cartridges that may be selectively received in the housing. Methods of detecting an output of a neutron source include inserting a collection medium into a cartridge, positioning the collection medium proximate a neutron source, and inserting the cartridge with the collection medium into a housing of a neutron yield detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC
    Inventors: David L. Chichester, Scott J. Thompson, James T. Johnson, Scott M. Watson, Robert S. Schley
  • Publication number: 20180149761
    Abstract: Neutron detectors for measuring a neutron yield of a neutron generator may include at least one particle counter disposed in a housing and at least one removable cartridge for receiving at least one collection medium. The at least one removable cartridge configured to be at least partially inserted into the housing to position the collection medium proximate the at least one particle counter. Detector assemblies for evaluating an output of a particle generator may include a housing and a plurality of cartridges that may be selectively received in the housing. Methods of detecting an output of a neutron source include inserting a collection medium into a cartridge, positioning the collection medium proximate a neutron source, and inserting the cartridge with the collection medium into a housing of a neutron yield detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: DAVID L. CHICHESTER, SCOTT J. THOMPSON, JAMES T. JOHNSON, SCOTT M. WATSON, ROBERT S. SCHLEY
  • Publication number: 20180137945
    Abstract: A nuclear fuel assay system comprises a nuclear fuel assembly comprising structures containing nuclear fuel, and a neutron collar surrounding sides of the nuclear fuel assembly and comprising pressurized 4He scintillation detectors. A system for assaying nuclear fuel, and a method of quantifying nuclear material are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: DAVID L. CHICHESTER, SCOTT J. THOMPSON, JAMES T. JOHNSON, JEFFREY D. SANDERS, SCOTT M. WATSON
  • Patent number: 9753947
    Abstract: Storage of weather data in four dimensions in a mass storage data cube for ready access. Weather data to be stored is ingested and processed with respect to location and time to generate one or more tiles each characterized by a geographic location index and a time index. The tiles are stored in a mass storage data cube in accordance with the geographic location index and the time index of each tile. The tiles containing the stored weather data can be readily accessed and retrieved from the mass storage data cube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: WEATHER DECISION TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Christian Goering, Matt Orr, Lee Robb, James T. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9519057
    Abstract: The present invention essentially comprises a system, method, computer program and combinations thereof to utilize dual-polarization generated data generally associated with weather and non-weather events for mapping data, producing geo-referenced data, producing mosaics, generation of precipitation masks, non-precipitation mask, and classification masks in general, production of vertical cross sections and predetermined fly throughs, producing short term forecasting, prediction of specific weather phenomenon, correcting or adjusting rain gauge data as well as quantitative precipitation estimation, and combining other meteorological data to correct or adjust estimated rainfall accumulation gathered by dual-polarization radar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Weather Decision Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Eilts, James T. Johnson, Jr., Christopher Porter, Matthew Gaffner, John William Conway
  • Patent number: 9246610
    Abstract: A method, system, and device provide alert information using weather prediction data. The method includes: converting weather prediction data to a tile based tile set, the tiles each representative of a unique geographic projection of a rendered geographical area of defined size; determining for each time period of the forecast whether any of the one or more weather variables associated with each prediction geographical tile violates a weather variable threshold for the location associated with the prediction geographical tile, the determining performed by comparing for each time period of the forecast each weather variable of the one or more weather variables associated with the prediction geographical tile to the weather variable threshold for the location associated with the prediction geographical tile; and generating and communicating one or more alerts corresponding to one or more violations of the weather variable thresholds for the locations associated with the prediction geographical tiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: WEATHER DECISION TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: James T. Johnson, Lee M. Robb, Clair L. Hehnly, Jr., Xuechao Yu, Caleb Creed
  • Publication number: 20150256277
    Abstract: A method, system, and device provide alert information using weather prediction data. The method includes: converting weather prediction data to a tile based tile set, the tiles each representative of a unique geographic projection of a rendered geographical area of defined size; determining for each time period of the forecast whether any of the one or more weather variables associated with each prediction geographical tile violates a weather variable threshold for the location associated with the prediction geographical tile, the determining performed by comparing for each time period of the forecast each weather variable of the one or more weather variables associated with the prediction geographical tile to the weather variable threshold for the location associated with the prediction geographical tile; and generating and communicating one or more alerts corresponding to one or more violations of the weather variable thresholds for the locations associated with the prediction geographical tiles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Applicant: WEATHER DECISION TECHNOLOGIES
    Inventors: James T. Johnson, Lee M. Robb, Clair L. Hehnly, JR., Xuechao Yu, Caleb Creed
  • Patent number: D873667
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Inventors: Richard D. Hudson, James J. Johnson, Gustavo A. Morales, Edward R. Goodwin, Jr., Michael C. Lambertson, Jr., Charles T. Buckel, Jr.