Patents by Inventor John C. Olson

John C. Olson 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: 20200296262
    Abstract: A vehicular camera includes a lens accommodated in a lens barrel, a lens holder that accommodates at least part of the lens holder, and a printed circuit board with an imager disposed thereat. The camera utilizes an adhesive to hold the lens optically aligned with the imager. After the lens is optically aligned with the imager, the adhesive is initially curable to an initially-cured state in an initial curing process for an initial-cure time period. The initially-cured adhesive is further curable to a further-cured state in a secondary curing process for a further-cure time period that is longer than the initial-cure time period. As further cured, the further-cured adhesive maintains optical alignment of the lens with the imager for use of the vehicular camera in a vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Brian J. Winden, Robert A. Devota, Matthew C. Sesti, Joseph A. Stemmer, Steven V. Byrne, John R. Garcia, David F. Olson
  • Patent number: 10757305
    Abstract: A vehicular camera includes a lens accommodated in a lens barrel, a lens holder that accommodates at least part of the lens holder, and a printed circuit board with an imager disposed thereat. The camera utilizes an adhesive to hold the lens optically aligned with the imager. After the lens is optically aligned with the imager, the adhesive is initially curable to an initially-cured state in an initial curing process for an initial-cure time period. The initially-cured adhesive is further curable to a further-cured state in a secondary curing process for a further-cure time period that is longer than the initial-cure time period. As further cured, the further-cured adhesive maintains optical alignment of the lens with the imager for use of the vehicular camera in a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Brian J. Winden, Robert A. Devota, Matthew C. Sesti, Joseph A. Stemmer, Steven V. Byrne, John R. Garcia, David F. Olson
  • Patent number: 10754551
    Abstract: A method and associated systems for a workload-aware thin-provisioning system that allocates physical storage to virtual resources from pools of physical storage volumes. The system receives constraints that limit the amount of storage that can be allocated from each pool and the total workload that can be directed to each pool. It also receives lists of previous workloads and allocations associated with each volume at specific times in the past. The system then predicts future workloads and allocation requirements for each volume by regressing linear equations derived from the received data. If the predicted values indicate that a pool will at a future time violate a received constraint, the system computes the minimum costs to move each volume of the offending pool to a less-burdened pool. It then selects the lowest-cost combination of volume and destination pool and then moves the selected volume to the selected pool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John J. Auvenshine, Rakesh Jain, James E. Olson, Mu Qiao, Ramani R. Routray, Stanley C. Wood
  • Publication number: 20200196607
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to the field of molecules having pesticidal utility against pests in Phyla Arthropoda, Mollusca, and Nematoda, processes to produce such molecules, intermediates used in such processes, pesticidal compositions containing such molecules, and processes of using such pesticidal compositions against such pests. These pesticidal compositions may be used, for example, as acaricides, insecticides, miticides, molluscicides, and nematicides. This document discloses molecules having the following formula (“Formula One”).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: Ronald J. Heemstra, Ronald Ross, JR., Kyle A. DeKorver, Kaitlyn Gray, Daniel I. Knueppel, Peter Vednor, Timothy P. Martin, Joseph D. Eckelbarger, John F. Daeuble, SR., Ricky Hunter, David A. Demeter, Tony K. Trullinger, Erich W. Baum, Zoltan L. Benko, Nakyen Choy, Gary D. Crouse, Fangzheng Li, Jeffrey Nissen, Monica B. Olson, Michelle Riener, Thomas C. Sparks, Frank J. Wessels, Maurice C. Yap
  • Publication number: 20200172021
    Abstract: A method for assembling a vehicular camera module includes providing an imager circuit board and a lens holder. The lens holder includes a lens holding portion and an attaching portion, with the lens holding portion accommodating a lens. The attaching portion of the lens holder includes pins that, when the attaching portion is located at the imager circuit board, are received at least partially through apertures of the imager circuit board. With the pins received at least partially through the apertures, the lens holder is laterally adjusted relative to the imager circuit board and the pins are soldered at the imager circuit board so as to attach the lens holder at the imager circuit board to form an imager assembly. The imager assembly is attached at a camera housing, and a processing circuit board is accommodated at the camera housing and electrically connected to the imager circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Robert A. Devota, Garret Achenbach, David F. Olson, Matthew C. Sesti, John R. Garcia
  • Patent number: 10674053
    Abstract: A vehicular camera includes a lens accommodated in a lens barrel, a lens holder that accommodates at least part of the lens holder, and a printed circuit board with an imager disposed thereat. After the lens is optically aligned with the imager, the adhesive is initially curable to an initially-cured state in an initial curing process for an initial-cure time period. The initially-cured adhesive is further curable to a further-cured state in a secondary curing process for a further-cure time period that is longer than the initial-cure time period. As further cured, the further-cured adhesive maintains optical alignment of the lens with the imager for use of the vehicular camera in a vehicle. The further-cured adhesive maintains at least 70% strength of bond after being exposed for 1000 hours to a temperature of 85 degrees Celsius and a humidity of 85% RH.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Brian J. Winden, Robert A. Devota, Matthew C. Sesti, Joseph A. Stemmer, Steven V. Byrne, John R. Garcia, David F. Olson
  • Patent number: 10646219
    Abstract: A surgical stapling device is disclosed which includes a handle assembly, an endoscopic body portion and a tool assembly. The tool assembly is rotatably and pivotally supported on a distal end of the endoscopic body portion. A tool assembly rotation mechanism is provided which includes a rotation knob, a substantially rigid tube and a flexible member interconnecting the rigid tube to the tool assembly. The substantially rigid tube translates rotation of the rotation knob to rotation of the flexible member and provides a channel for passage of other components of the surgical stapling device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: David C. Racenet, Ralph A. Stearns, Philip C. Roy, John W. Beardsley, Lee Ann Olson
  • Patent number: 10635914
    Abstract: A system for testing a camera for vision system for a vehicle includes providing a camera having a field of view and providing and disposing a test structure in the field of view of the camera and between the camera and a target. The test structure includes at least one optic and is capable of directing a principal axis of the at least one optic toward multiple respective regions of the target. The camera views the target via the at least one optic. Image data is captured with the camera. The captured image data is representative of images of the target including the multiple regions of the target as captured when the at least one optic has its principal axis directed toward the respective regions of the target. The image data captured by the camera is processed to determine the focus at each of the multiple regions of the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Matthew C. Sesti, David F. Olson, Robert A. Devota, John R. Garcia, Donald W. Mersino
  • Patent number: 10549702
    Abstract: A vehicular camera module includes a housing and an imager assembly having an imager, an imager circuit board and a lens holder. The imager is disposed at the imager circuit board. The lens holder includes a lens holding portion and an attaching portion, with the lens holding portion accommodating a lens. The attaching portion of the lens holder includes a plurality of pins that, when the attaching portion is mated with the circuit board, are received at least partially through apertures of the imager circuit board. With the pins received at least partially through the apertures, and with the lens focused and optically aligned with the imager at the imager circuit board, the pins are soldered at the imager circuit board so as to fixedly attach the lens holder at the imager circuit board to form the imager assembly. The imager assembly is attached at the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Magna Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. Devota, Garret Achenbach, David F. Olson, Matthew C. Sesti, John R. Garcia
  • Publication number: 20200014827
    Abstract: A vehicular camera includes a lens accommodated in a lens barrel, a lens holder that accommodates at least part of the lens holder, and a printed circuit board with an imager disposed thereat. After the lens is optically aligned with the imager, the adhesive is initially curable to an initially-cured state in an initial curing process for an initial-cure time period. The initially-cured adhesive is further curable to a further-cured state in a secondary curing process for a further-cure time period that is longer than the initial-cure time period. As further cured, the further-cured adhesive maintains optical alignment of the lens with the imager for use of the vehicular camera in a vehicle. The further-cured adhesive maintains at least 70% strength of bond after being exposed for 1000 hours to a temperature of 85 degrees Celsius and a humidity of 85% RH.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Brian J. Winden, Robert A. Devota, Matthew C. Sesti, Joseph A. Stemmer, Steven V. Byrne, John R. Garcia, David F. Olson
  • Patent number: 10517591
    Abstract: A tool assembly for a surgical stapling device includes a channel member for supporting a staple cartridge therein and an anvil to deform a plurality of staples ejected from the staple cartridge thereagainst. The tool assembly also includes a sled which is movable to force the staples from the cartridge against the anvil to staple tissue disposed between the anvil and the staple cartridge. A dynamic clamping member is included which has a pin which movably engages the anvil and a flange which movably engages the channel assembly. The dynamic clamping member is mounted to and movable with the sled. The pin and the flange of the dynamic clamping member cooperating to oppose the forces associated with clamping and stapling tissue and also to maintain a substantially uniform gap between the anvil and the staple cartridge during stapling of the tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Covidien LLP
    Inventors: Lee Ann Olson, Philip Roy, John W. Beardsley, Ralph Stearns, David C. Racenet, Clifford J. Emmons
  • Patent number: 10419652
    Abstract: A vehicular camera includes a lens accommodated in a lens barrel, a lens holder that accommodates at least part of the lens holder, and a printed circuit board with an imager disposed thereat. The lens barrel is attached at the lens holder by a cured adhesive with the printed circuit board attached at the lens holder, or the printed circuit board is attached at the lens holder by a cured adhesive with the lens barrel attached at the lens holder. With the lens in focus with the imager and optically center-aligned therewith, the adhesive is initially cured to an initially-cured state in an initial curing process that includes UV light exposure for a first period of time. The initially-cured adhesive is further cured to a further-cured state in a secondary curing process that is achieved within a second period of time that is longer than the first period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Brian J. Winden, Robert A. Devota, Matthew C. Sesti, Joseph A. Stemmer, Steven V. Byrne, John R. Garcia, David F. Olson
  • Publication number: 20190258008
    Abstract: An optical grating component may include a substrate, and an optical grating, the optical grating being disposed on the substrate. The optical grating may include a plurality of angled structures, disposed at a non-zero angle of inclination with respect to a perpendicular to a plane of the substrate, wherein the plurality of angled structures are arranged to define a variable depth along a first direction, the first direction being parallel to the plane of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: John Hautala, Morgan Evans, Rutger Meyer Timmerman Thijssen, Joseph C. Olson
  • Publication number: 20190246020
    Abstract: A vehicular camera includes a lens accommodated in a lens barrel, a lens holder that accommodates at least part of the lens holder, and a printed circuit board with an imager disposed thereat. The lens barrel is attached at the lens holder by a cured adhesive with the printed circuit board attached at the lens holder, or the printed circuit board is attached at the lens holder by a cured adhesive with the lens barrel attached at the lens holder. With the lens in focus with the imager and optically center-aligned therewith, the adhesive is initially cured to an initially-cured state in an initial curing process that includes UV light exposure for a first period of time. The initially-cured adhesive is further cured to a further-cured state in a secondary curing process that is achieved within a second period of time that is longer than the first period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Brian J. Winden, Robert A. Devota, Matthew C. Sesti, Joseph A. Stemmer, Steven V. Byrne, John R. Garcia, David F. Olson
  • Publication number: 20190209166
    Abstract: A tool assembly for a surgical stapling device includes a channel member for supporting a staple cartridge therein and an anvil to deform a plurality of staples ejected from the staple cartridge thereagainst. The tool assembly also includes a sled which is movable to force the staples from the cartridge against the anvil to staple tissue disposed between the anvil and the staple cartridge. A dynamic clamping member is included which has a pin which movably engages the anvil and a flange which movably engages the channel assembly. The dynamic clamping member is mounted to and movable with the sled. The pin and the flange of the dynamic clamping member cooperating to oppose the forces associated with clamping and stapling tissue and also to maintain a substantially uniform gap between the anvil and the staple cartridge during stapling of the tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Lee Ann Olson, Philip Roy, John W. Beardsley, Ralph Stearns, David C. Racenet, Clifford J. Emmons
  • Publication number: 20190209167
    Abstract: A tool assembly for a surgical stapling device includes a channel member for supporting a staple cartridge therein and an anvil to deform a plurality of staples ejected from the staple cartridge thereagainst. The tool assembly also includes a sled which is movable to force the staples from the cartridge against the anvil to staple tissue disposed between the anvil and the staple cartridge. A dynamic clamping member is included which has a pin which movably engages the anvil and a flange which movably engages the channel assembly. The dynamic clamping member is mounted to and movable with the sled. The pin and the flange of the dynamic clamping member cooperating to oppose the forces associated with clamping and stapling tissue and also to maintain a substantially uniform gap between the anvil and the staple cartridge during stapling of the tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Lee Ann Olson, Philip Roy, John W. Beardsley, Ralph Stearns, David C. Racenet, Clifford J. Emmons
  • Publication number: 20190196719
    Abstract: A method and associated systems for a workload-aware thin-provisioning system that allocates physical storage to virtual resources from pools of physical storage volumes. The system receives constraints that limit the amount of storage that can be allocated from each pool and the total workload that can be directed to each pool. It also receives lists of previous workloads and allocations associated with each volume at specific times in the past. The system then predicts future workloads and allocation requirements for each volume by regressing linear equations derived from the received data. If the predicted values indicate that a pool will at a future time violate a received constraint, the system computes the minimum costs to move each volume of the offending pool to a less-burdened pool. It then selects the lowest-cost combination of volume and destination pool and then moves the selected volume to the selected pool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: John J. Auvenshine, Rakesh Jain, James E. Olson, Mu Qiao, Ramani R. Routray, Stanley C. Wood
  • Patent number: 10318160
    Abstract: A method and associated systems for a workload-aware thin-provisioning system that allocates physical storage to virtual resources from pools of physical storage volumes. The system receives constraints that limit the amount of storage that can be allocated from each pool and the total workload that can be directed to each pool. It also receives lists of previous workloads and allocations associated with each volume at specific times in the past. The system then predicts future workloads and allocation requirements for each volume by regressing linear equations derived from the received data. If the predicted values indicate that a pool will at a future time violate a received constraint, the system computes the minimum costs to move each volume of the offending pool to a less-burdened pool. It then selects the lowest-cost combination of volume and destination pool and then moves the selected volume to the selected pool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John J. Auvenshine, Rakesh Jain, James E. Olson, Mu Qiao, Ramani R. Routray, Stanley C. Wood
  • Patent number: 10160032
    Abstract: A handheld loop former for beading wire is provided. The loop former comprises a cutting lever, a slotted forming platform, a forming lever, and two scissors links. The cutting lever has a combination shear blade/forming die at its distal end. The slotted forming platform has a medially located slot, a shearing ledger, and a forming stanchion. The forming lever has a second forming die at its distal end. The cutting lever, forming platform at the medially located slot, and forming lever are journaled together with a pivot pin. Each of the forming lever and the cutting lever is journaled to one of the scissors links. Both scissors links are journaled to the forming platform. The sheer blade/forming die passes closely to the shearing ledger and with the second forming die envelops the forming stanchion when the forming lever and cutting lever are urged together. The forming platform is drawn proximally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: DPG USA INC.
    Inventors: Nikhil Gupta, John C. Olson, Ronald C. Farnum
  • Publication number: 20180237969
    Abstract: A thread conditioner dispenser is provided as well as a method of conditioning thread. The dispenser has a base with two longitudinally extending sidewalls attached which are joined by two transverse sidewalls. A receptacle for thread conditioning compound is defined interior thereto. Notches are formed in each transverse sidewall. The point on each notch closest to the base defines a saddle point. An adhesive layer is attached to the base such that the dispenser may be removably attached to a solid surface. Thread may be passed through one of the notches and withdrawn through the opposed notch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Nikhil Gupta, Ronald C. Farnum, John C. Olson