Patents by Inventor Jerome D. Johnson

Jerome D. 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: 20190159769
    Abstract: Various methods and devices are provided for allowing multiple surgical instruments to be inserted into sealing elements of a single surgical access device. The sealing elements can be movable along predefined pathways within the device to allow surgical instruments inserted through the sealing elements to be moved laterally, rotationally, angularly, and vertically relative to a central longitudinal axis of the device for ease of manipulation within a patient's body while maintaining insufflation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Mark S. Ortiz, David T. Martin, Matthew C. Miller, Mark J. Reese, Wells D. Haberstich, Carl Shurtleff, Charles J. Scheib, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jerome R. Morgan, Daniel H. Duke, Daniel J. Mumaw, Gregory W. Johnson, Kevin L. Houser
  • Patent number: 9489576
    Abstract: In one example, a method includes receiving, by a computing device, data for a region of interest that includes growing crops. The received data for the region of interest can include image data for the region of interest. The method further includes identifying, by the computing device based on the received image data, rows of crops within the region of interest. The method further includes determining, by the computing device based on the received data for the region of interest associated with portions of the region of interest included in the identified rows of crops and excluding portions of the region of interest outside the identified rows of crops, a stand status of the growing crops within the region of interest. The stand status includes a quantity status corresponding to a population of crops within the region of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: F12 Solutions, LLC.
    Inventors: Jerome D. Johnson, Tyler John Nigon, Mohammad Abouali
  • Publication number: 20150278640
    Abstract: In one example, a method includes receiving, by a computing device, data for a region of interest that includes growing crops. The received data for the region of interest can include image data for the region of interest. The method further includes identifying, by the computing device based on the received image data, rows of crops within the region of interest. The method further includes determining, by the computing device based on the received data for the region of interest associated with portions of the region of interest included in the identified rows of crops and excluding portions of the region of interest outside the identified rows of crops, a stand status of the growing crops within the region of interest. The stand status includes a quantity status corresponding to a population of crops within the region of interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Jerome D. Johnson, Tyler John Nigon, Mohammad Abouali
  • Publication number: 20150278966
    Abstract: In one example, a method includes receiving, by a crop loss determination generator (CLDG) executing on a computing device, data for a region of interest that includes growing crops. The data for the region of interest includes at least one of field data, crop data, and geographic data. The method further includes determining, by the CLDG and based on the received data for the region of interest, a stand status of the growing crops within the region of interest. The method further includes determining, by the CLDG and based on the determined stand status, a crop loss status of the growing crops within the region of interest, and outputting, by the CLDG, an indication of the crop loss status.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Applicant: FI2 Solutions LLC
    Inventor: Jerome D. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20150254800
    Abstract: In one example, a method includes receiving, by a computing device, image data for a region of interest that includes growing crops, and identifying, by the computing device, one or more portions of the image data that correspond to the growing crops and one or more portions of the image data that correspond to an absence of the growing crops. The method further includes determining, by the computing device, based on the one or more portions of the image data that correspond to the growing crops and excluding the one or more portions of the image data that correspond to the absence of the growing crops, a nitrogen stress status of the growing crops within the region of interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventors: Jerome D. Johnson, Tyler John Nigon
  • Publication number: 20140095261
    Abstract: A computer-based system for combining data related to stand population, consistency and quality in agricultural crops and dynamically analyzing the data whereby stand determinations based on that analysis during a crop growing season can be made. The system is programmed to alert a user (farmer) or other designated parties when the stand fails to meet user-defined parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: FI2 Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Jerome D. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20140089045
    Abstract: A computer-based system for combining data related to stand population, consistency and quality in agricultural crops and dynamically analyzing the data whereby stand determinations based on that analysis during a crop growing season can be made. The system is programmed to alert a user (farmer) or other designated parties when the stand fails to meet user-defined parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: SUPERIOR EDGE, INC.
    Inventor: Jerome D. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20120047088
    Abstract: A method of modeling and simulation of complex relationships among entities is disclosed. The method can utilize a model that can graphically illustrate relationships among multiple hierarchical levels of entities, and can graphically illustrate information such as types of entities and areas operated by the entities. Further, the model can be based upon a relational database, and proposed or expected changes to the model can be simulated by changing the information in the relational database. An operation model can include a decision maker level, a business entity level, an entity owner level, and an operation level. These levels can be linked hierarchically, and family relationships can be graphically indicated based upon intestate succession priorities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2010
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Applicant: Superior Edge, Inc.
    Inventor: Jerome D. JOHNSON
  • Patent number: 8121904
    Abstract: An electronic system for creating customized product proposals stores a plurality of pictures and text segments to be used as building blocks in creating the proposal. The pictures may include various products, environments in which the products may be used, and available product options. The text segments may include textual descriptions of the product, environments in which the product may be used, and its performance specifications. The system queries a user to determine a customer's needs and interests. Based upon the answers to the queries, the system selects the appropriate picture and text building blocks to fill in proposal templates. The system can print the completed proposal templates to provide the user with a customized, printed proposal that describes features and benefits of a product, in a particular environment, that are of interest to the customer who is to receive the proposal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Clear With Computers, LLC
    Inventor: Jerome D. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20100030665
    Abstract: An electronic system for creating customized product proposals stores a plurality of pictures and text segments to be used as building blocks in creating the proposal. The pictures may include various products, environments in which the products may be used, and available product options. The text segments may include textual descriptions of the product, environments in which the product may be used, and its performance specifications. The system queries a user to determine a customer's needs and interests. Based upon the answers to the queries, tae system selects the appropriate picture and text building blocks to fill in proposal templates. The system can print the completed proposal templates to provide the user with a customized, printed proposal that describes features and benefits of a product, in a particular environment, that are of interest to the customer who is to receive the proposal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2009
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Inventor: Jerome D. JOHNSON
  • Patent number: 7606739
    Abstract: An electronic system for creating customized product proposals stores a plurality of pictures and text segments to be used as building blocks in creating the proposal. The pictures may include various products, environments in which the products may be used, and available product options. The text segments may include textual descriptions of the product, environments in which the product may be used, and its performance specifications. The system queries a user to determine a customer's needs and interests. Based upon the answers to the queries, the system selects the appropriate picture and text building blocks to fill in proposal templates. The system can print the completed proposal templates to provide the user with a customized, printed proposal that describes features and benefits of a product, in a particular environment, that are of interest to the customer who is to receive the proposal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Assignee: Clear With Computers, LLC
    Inventor: Jerome D. Johnson
  • Patent number: 6453302
    Abstract: A sales presentation generation system which integrates customer specific information with a selling entity element to generate a presentation item for the sale of a product customized for a particular customer of the selling entity. The customized presentation item may be constructed in a manner which reinforces the identity of the selling entity element by integrating customer solution information with a selling entity element having an impression characteristics which indirectly conveys the identity of the selling entity. A portion of the customer solution may be presented to the customer in a manner which maintains such impression characteristics of the selected selling entity element so as to convey a desired corporate “image”. A presentation item generated using the system may be further, or in the alternative, customized in accordance with the type of customer to which the presentation is directed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2002
    Assignee: Clear With Computers, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerome D. Johnson, Dale A. Mehr
  • Patent number: 6169979
    Abstract: A computer-based system for generating customized proposals relating to consumption and cost of utilities. The system receives and stores information related to a utility company's services and conservation programs, utility rates, and a customer's inventory. The system processes this information in order to determine how various factors and parameters will affect the customer's utility consumption and cost. As a result of this processing, the system generates a customized proposal for the customer relating to how the customer can reduce consumption and cost of utilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2001
    Assignee: Clear With Computers, Inc.
    Inventor: Jerome D. Johnson
  • Patent number: 5758331
    Abstract: A computer-based system for generating customized proposals relating to consumption and cost of utilities. The system receives and stores information related to a utility company's services and conservation programs, utility rates, and a customer's inventory. The system processes this information in order to determine how various factors and parameters will affect the customer's utility consumption and cost. As a result of this processing, the system generates a customized proposal for the customer relating to how the customer can reduce consumption and cost of utilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1998
    Assignee: Clear With Computers, Inc.
    Inventor: Jerome D. Johnson
  • Patent number: 5625776
    Abstract: An electronic system for creating customized product proposals stores a plurality of pictures and text segments to be used as building blocks in creating the proposal. The pictures may include various products, environments in which the products may be used, and available product options. The text segments may include textual descriptions of the product, environments in which the product may be used, and its performance specifications. The system queries a user to determine a customer's needs and interests. Based upon the answers to the queries, the system selects the appropriate picture and text building blocks to fill in proposal templates. The system can print the completed proposal templates to provide the user with a customized, printed proposal that describes features and benefits of a product, in a particular environment, that are of interest to the customer who is to receive the proposal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 29, 1997
    Assignee: Clear With Computers, Inc.
    Inventor: Jerome D. Johnson
  • Patent number: 5615342
    Abstract: An electronic system for creating customized product proposals stores a plurality of pictures and text segments to be used as building blocks in creating the proposal. The pictures may include various products, environments in which the products may be used, and available product options. The text segments may include textual descriptions of the product, environments in which the product may be used, and its performance specifications. The system queries a user to determine a customer's needs and interests. Based upon the answers to the queries, the system selects the appropriate picture and text building blocks to fill in proposal templates. The system can print the completed proposal templates to provide the user with a customized, printed proposal that describes features and benefits of a product, in a particular environment, that are of interest to the customer who is to receive the proposal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 25, 1997
    Assignee: Clear With Computers, Inc.
    Inventor: Jerome D. Johnson
  • Patent number: 5493490
    Abstract: An electronic system for creating customized product proposals stores a plurality of pictures and text segments to be used as building blocks in creating the proposal. The pictures may include various products, environments in which the products may be used, and available product options. The text segments may include textual descriptions of the product, environments in which the product may be used, and its performance specifications. The system queries a user to determine a customer's needs and interests. Based upon the answers to the queries, the system selects the appropriate picture and text building blocks to fill in proposal templates. The system can print the completed proposal templates to provide the user with a customized, printed proposal that describes features and benefits of a product, in a particular environment, that are of interest to the customer who is to receive the proposal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1996
    Assignee: Clear With Computers, Inc.
    Inventor: Jerome D. Johnson
  • Patent number: 5367627
    Abstract: A computerized system provides a salesperson with assistance related to training and sales of parts corresponding to particular products. More particularly, a computerized system incorporating a data storage device, a display apparatus, a part selection device and a user interface mechanism enhances the efforts of a parts salesman. The data storage device electronically stores graphic and textual partsrelated information including specifications, features and customer benefits. The display apparatus electronically displays portions of the graphic and textual information in order to provide training and sales assistance related to part features and customer benefits. The part selection device electronically selects a particular part by navigating through part choices menus based on stored part specifications. The user interface mechanism controls the operation of the display apparatus and the part selection device parts so that each of the respective parts are operatively coupled and related to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 22, 1994
    Assignee: Clear with Computers, Inc.
    Inventor: Jerome D. Johnson
  • Patent number: 5283865
    Abstract: A computerized system provides a salesperson with assistance related to training and sales of parts corresponding to particular products. More particularly, a computerized system incorporating a data storage device, a display apparatus, a part selection device and a user interface mechanism enhances the efforts of a parts salesman. The data storage device electronically stores graphic and textual parts-related information including specifications, features and customer benefits. The display apparatus electronically displays portions of the graphic and textual information in order to provide training and sales assistance related to part features and customer benefits. The part selection device electronically selects a particular part by navigating through part choices menus based on stored part specifications. The user interface controls the operation of the display apparatus and the part selection device so that each of the respective system parts are operatively coupled and related to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 1, 1994
    Assignee: Clear With Computers, Inc.
    Inventor: Jerome D. Johnson
  • Patent number: 5050093
    Abstract: An improved method and apparatus for inspecting electrical wire (10) is provided. A wire respooling machine (22) advances the electrical wire (10) from a take-off spool (12) to a take-up spool (14). An encoder (24) senses the rotation of the calibrated wheel (15) that is rotated by the electrical wire (10) and produces encoded wire length data. A splice detector (20) senses splices and insulation flaws in the wire (10) and produces a pulse for each detected splice and flaw. A controller (26) receives the encoded wire length data and detected splice and flaw pulses and produces splice and flaw location data representing the locations of the detected splices and flaws relative to the leading end of the wire (10). The controller (26) generates report data that includes said wire length data and said splice and flaw location data. A printer (28) prints the report data in a hard copy format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1991
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Mahender Reddy, Douglas M. Sargent, Jerome D. Johnson, James C. Stevens