Patents by Inventor John C. Johnson

John C. 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: 20150001885
    Abstract: A product comprising a mixed material vehicle underbody which may reduce or prevent noise from entering into the occupant compartment of a vehicle and a method for making the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Robert N. SAJE, Artur WYSZYNSKI, Terry A. SWARTZELL, John C. JOHNSON, Peter M. PARLOW, Chad CROMWELL
  • Publication number: 20150001886
    Abstract: A product comprising a lateral beam system which may include a 4-bar beam having a first bend forming a constant sweep across the length of the lateral beam creating a vertical arc and a second bend forming a constant sweep across the length of the lateral beam creating a horizontal arc and which may also include a plurality of brackets which may be attached to the 4-bar beam and wherein the lateral beam system may be attached to a vehicle at an angled toward the front of the vehicle and a method of making the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Robert N. Saje, John C. Johnson, Terry A. Swartzell, Kevin J. Lindsey
  • Publication number: 20140267136
    Abstract: An electronic device (300) includes a housing (301). A touch sensitive surface (100) can be disposed along the housing. The touch sensitive surface can include a recessed surface feature (106) on a portion of the touch sensitive surface. A control circuit (315), operable with the touch sensitive surface, can detect a predetermined gesture sequence (501, 502, 503) when a touch actuation along the touch sensitive surface interacts with the recessed surface feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Chad Austin Phipps, Jeffrey R. DeVries, John C. Johnson, Louis J. Lundell, Thomas Y. Merrell, Mitul R. Patel, Jiri Slaby
  • Publication number: 20140184255
    Abstract: A mechanism is described for facilitating and employing a modular processing cell framework according to one embodiment. A method of embodiments may include accepting one or more semiconductor devices in one or more media at a modular processing cell framework (“framework”) including a plurality of test cells, moving the one or more semiconductor devices from the one or more media to one or more test cells for testing; and testing the one or more semiconductor devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventors: JOHN C. JOHNSON, ERIC J. MORET, ROBERT W. EDMONDSON, TODD P. ALBERTSON
  • Publication number: 20140176367
    Abstract: A system includes a processor and a phased array, coupled to the processor, having an arrayed waveguide for acoustic waves to enable directional sound communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventors: Sasikanth Manipatruni, Kelin J. Kuhn, Debendra Mallik, John C. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20140165269
    Abstract: A flexible computing fabric and a method of forming thereof. The flexible computing fabric includes an electronic substrate including one or more channels and including at least two ends. At least one computational element is mounted on the electronic substrate between the two ends and at least one functional element is mounted on the electronic substrate between the two ends. The channels form an interconnect between the elements. In addition, the electronic substrate is flexible and exhibits a flexural modulus in the range of 0.1 GPa to 30 GPa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventors: ALEKSANDAR ALEKSOV, RAVINDRANATH V. MAHAJAN, SAIRAM AGRAHARAM, IAN A. YOUNG, JOHN C. JOHNSON, DEBENDRA MALLIK, JOHN S. GUZEK
  • Publication number: 20140173716
    Abstract: Managing and accessing personal data is described. In one example, an apparatus has an application processor, a memory to store data, a receive and a transmit array coupled to the application processor to receive data to store in the memory and to transmit data stored in the memory through a wireless interface, and an inertial sensor to receive user commands to authorize the processor to receive and transmit data through the receive and transmit array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventors: Sasikanth Manipatruni, Kelin J. Kuhn, Debendra Mallik, John C. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20140062513
    Abstract: A thermal controller includes a thermal control interface to receive test data from an automated test equipment (ATE) system and dynamically adjust a target setpoint temperature based on the data and a dynamic thermal controller to receive the target setpoint temperature from the thermal control interface and control a thermal actuator based on the target setpoint temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: John C. Johnson, James G. Maveety, Abram M. Detofsky, James E. Neeb
  • Publication number: 20140055156
    Abstract: Provided are a method and system for using fluid to position a device in a socket for testing. The device is positioned within a socket and a body is coupled to the socket. Fluid is delivered to a chamber defined in part by the body, a first surface of the device to provide pressure onto the device to move the device within the socket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventors: John C. JOHNSON, Charles FULTON, Philip R. MARTIN, Kent M. CARRIE
  • Publication number: 20140009402
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of interactive display that includes providing a touch-based display screen capable of stereoscopic displaying of object images that further includes displaying a plurality of object images on the display screen, wherein at least a first of the object images is selectable and displayed so as to appear to be located at least partially in a zero-plane of the display screen, wherein at least a second of the object images is displayed so as to appear to be located at least one of inwardly and outwardly of the zero-plane, receiving a first input at a location of the display screen substantially corresponding to the first of the object images, and identifying the first input as corresponding to the first of the object images that is selectable and taking at least one further action upon the identification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Jeong J. Ma, Hui Dai, Timothy Dickinson, John C. Johnson, Seok-Hwan Kim, Phillip D. Rasky
  • Publication number: 20140013169
    Abstract: A generic data scrambler for a memory circuit test engine. An embodiment of a memory device includes a memory; a memory controller for the memory; a built-in self-test (BIST) circuit for the testing of the memory; and a generic data scrambler for scrambling of data according to a scrambling algorithm for the memory, where each algorithm is based on values of an address for data. The generic data scrambler includes a programmable lookup table to hold values for each possible outcome of the algorithm, the lookup table to generate a set of data factors, and a logic for combining the data with the data factors to generate scrambled data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventors: Darshan Kobla, David Zimmerman, John C. Johnson, Vimal K. Natarajan
  • Publication number: 20140009461
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of manipulating viewable objects that includes providing a touch screen display capable of stereoscopic displaying of object images, wherein a zero-plane reference is positioned substantially coincident with the physical surface of the display, displaying on the touch screen a first object image and one or more second object images, wherein the object images are displayed to appear at least one of in front of, at, or behind the zero-plane, receiving a first input at the touch screen at a location substantially corresponding to an apparent position of the first object image, and modifying the displaying on the touch screen so that at least one of the first object image and the one or more second object images appear to move towards one of outward in front of the touch screen or inward behind the touch screen in a stereoscopic manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Hui Dai, Timothy Dickinson, John C. Johnson, Seok-Hwan Kim, Jeong J. Ma, Phillip D. Rasky
  • Publication number: 20130222270
    Abstract: An electronic device can include detectors for altering the presentation of data on one or more displays. In a wearable electronic device, a flexible housing can be configured to enfold about an appendage of a user, such as a user's wrist. A display can disposed along a major face of the flexible housing. A control circuit can be operable with the display. A gaze detector can be included to detect a gaze direction, and optionally a gaze cone. An orientation detector can be configured to detect an orientation of the electronic device relative to the user. The control circuit can alter a presentation of data on the display in response to a detected gaze direction, in response to detected orientation of the wearable electronic device relative to the user, in response to touch or gesture input, or combinations thereof. Secondary displays can be hingedly coupled to the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: Motorola Mobility, Inc.
    Inventors: David P. Winkler, Michael J. Erpenbeck, John C. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8364477
    Abstract: A method (400, 500) and apparatus (220) seeks to improve the intelligibility of speech emitted into a noisy environment. Formants are identified (426) and perceptual frequency scale band is selected (502) that includes at least one of the identified formants. The SNR in each band is compared (504) to a threshold and, if the SNR for that band is less than the threshold, the method increases a formant enhancement gain for that band. A set of high pass filter gains (338) is combined (516) with the formant enhancement gains yielding combined gains that are then clipped (518), scaled (520) according to a total SNR, normalized (526), smoothed across time (530) and frequency (532), and used to reconstruct (532, 534) an audio signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Jianming J Song, John C Johnson
  • Publication number: 20120323571
    Abstract: A method (400, 500) and apparatus (220) seeks to improve the intelligibility of speech emitted into a noisy environment. Formants are identified (426) and perceptual frequency scale band is selected (502) that includes at least one of the identified formants. The SNR in each band is compared (504) to a threshold and, if the SNR for that band is less than the threshold, the method increases a formant enhancement gain for that band. A set of high pass filter gains (338) is combined (516) with the formant enhancement gains yielding combined gains that are then clipped (518), scaled (520) according to a total SNR, normalized (526), smoothed across time (530) and frequency (532), and used to reconstruct (532, 534) an audio signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Jianming J. Song, John C. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8280730
    Abstract: A method (400, 600, 700) and apparatus (220) for enhancing the intelligibility of speech emitted into a noisy environment. After filtering (408) ambient noise with a filter (304) that simulates the physical blocking of noise by a at least a part of a voice communication device (102) a frequency dependent SNR of received voice audio relative to ambient noise is computed (424) on a perceptual (e.g. Bark) frequency scale. Formants are identified (426, 600, 700) and the SNR in bands including certain formants are modified (508, 510) with formant enhancement gain factors in order to improve intelligibility. A set of high pass filter gains (338) is combined (516) with the formant enhancement gains factors yielding combined gains which are clipped (518), scaled (520) according to a total SNR, normalized (526), smoothed across time (530) and frequency (532) and used to reconstruct (532, 534) an audio signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Jianming J. Song, John C. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8195346
    Abstract: An avionics system for a mechanically-controlled aircraft configured to provide envelope protection for deterring a pilot from flying outside of acceptable flight parameter limits for flight parameters such as banking angle, pitch attitude, g loading, proximity to terrain and/or obstacles, angle of attack, and/or airspeed. The avionics system may comprise at least one servo actuator and a computing device. The computing device may engage envelope protection by engaging the at least one servo actuator if the aircraft reaches a maximum or minimum limit for any of the flight parameters, such that the at least one servo actuator provides a force to urge a flight control device in a direction to bring the aircraft back within the acceptable flight parameter limits. The servo actuator may be disengaged when the aircraft flight parameters reach an end value corresponding to the start value that triggered envelope protection to engage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Garmin International, Inc.
    Inventors: Noel J. Duerksen, John C. Johnson, Justin S. Williams
  • Patent number: 7715931
    Abstract: An alignment mechanism to align a microelectronic device to a socket, the device including an array of contact pads thereon. The mechanism includes a socket system having a socket and a device positioning mechanism disposed adjacent the socket and adapted to position the device in the socket. The mechanism also includes a control system adapted to receive alignment data on a position of the array of contact pads relative to two reference sides of the device, the control system further being adapted to control the device positioning mechanism as a function of alignment data to align the device in the socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: John C. Johnson, Wei-ming Chi
  • Publication number: 20080221712
    Abstract: An alignment mechanism to align a microelectronic device to a socket, the device including an array of contact pads thereon. The mechanism includes a socket system having a socket and a device positioning mechanism disposed adjacent the socket and adapted to position the device in the socket. The mechanism also includes a control system adapted to receive alignment data on a position of the array of contact pads relative to two reference sides of the device, the control system further being adapted to control the device positioning mechanism as a function of alignment data to align the device in the socket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2007
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Inventors: John C. Johnson, Wei-ming Chi
  • Patent number: 7370886
    Abstract: A vehicle frame structure provides a large protected cavity. Lateral energy management zones absorb impact energy on the sides of the protected cavity, and forward and rearward energy management zones absorb impact energy forward and rearward of the protected cavity. In an exemplary embodiment, the frame is characterized by dual load paths along the protected cavity and by graduated front and rear energy management zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: James L. Luttinen, Alfred L. Kresse, Jr., John C. Johnson, Soo Tan, Raymond L. Wojdacki, Jr., Edward L. Pauly