Patents by Inventor John Carlson

John Carlson 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: 20200057043
    Abstract: An embodiment a pressure compensated pH sensor apparatus, including: a pH sensing component comprising a sensing portion that is exposed to a fluid source when in use; a pressure chamber located in a position under the sensing portion and that envelopes all of the sensing portion not exposed to the fluid source when in use; and a pressure compensation mechanism located within the pressure chamber, wherein the pressure compensation mechanism reacts to pressure from an environment outside the apparatus, thereby support the sensing portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Daryl Allen Carlson, Jesse John Bauman, David Dahl Walter, Matthew Eric D'Asaro
  • Patent number: 10528579
    Abstract: A scalable network of mobile data storage containers that are connected in peer-to-peer networks to archive large data storage capacities. The various embodiments provide a method of extracting a large amount of data from a variety of sources and storing the extracted data in mobile, storage units. The various embodiments provide storage units housed in mobile containers that can store multiple days/weeks of sensor data in the order of petabytes (1024 terabytes). The various embodiments, integrate high performance computing devices into the mobile storage containers that are able to perform critical extraction, pattern, and index processing on the sensor data. The various embodiments, provide a method for the efficient physical transport of the mobile storage containers from current locations to a center analysis location for re-connecting in another peer-to-peer network for integration into a central enterprise data warehouses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: YottaStor, LLC
    Inventor: Robert John Carlson
  • Patent number: 10525278
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a light therapy device article of manufacture, system and method for providing light is delivered to the skin by means of one or more optical fibers in therapeutic dosages from light source in wavelengths of 614-624 nm, 668-684 nm, 751-772 nm, and 813-846 nm. The light source may be comprised from one or more light emitting diodes LED disposed on a flexible printed circuit board (PCB) and ferrule adapter assembly configured to deliver light to the skin directly of the patient from the light source disposed on the PCB adjacent a scalp surface. A control circuit operably connected to the PCB is adapted to provide energy to one or more zones of LEDs to address hair loss treatment regimen including splotchy balding, receding hairline balding, crown balding and total scalp surface therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Hair Group, LLC
    Inventors: John Wasserbauer, Sara Wasserbauer, Erik Carlson
  • Patent number: 10528720
    Abstract: A device may require one or more updates to its software. However, the device may be inaccessible due to a variety of circumstances. Troubleshooting the device may be difficult. Therefore, the device may be configured to automatically run a script after it has been validated to perform one or more functions on the control panel. In one embodiment, a method to automate a script on a device is described. The method may include searching an attached external storage device for a script, identifying a script based at least in part on the searching, validating the authenticity of the identified script, and executing, automatically, the validated script.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Matsuura, Ryan Carlson, Johny Bui, John Rigby, Bruce Vernon
  • Publication number: 20200002209
    Abstract: A mobile processing system is disclosed for the removal of radioactive contaminants from nuclear process waste water. The system is fully scalable, modular, and portable allowing the system to be fully customizable according the site-specific remediation requirements. It is designed to be both transported and operated from standard sized intermodal containers or custom designed enclosures for increased mobility between sites and on-site, further increasing the speed and ease with which the system may be deployed. Additionally, the system is completely modular wherein the various different modules perform different forms or stages of waste water remediation and may be connected in parallel and/or in series. Depending on the needs of the particular site, one or more different processes may be used. In some embodiments, one or more of the same modules may be used in the same operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: John RAYMONT, James FREDRICKSON, Joshua Leighton MERTZ, David CARLSON, Mark DENTON, Gary HOFFERBER, Ja-Kael LUEY, Zechariah James FITZGERALD, Ronald Merritt ORME, Eric Vincent PENLAND
  • Patent number: 10508770
    Abstract: Compressed gas dispensing methods using cascade dispensing from a first plurality of storage vessels and a second plurality of storage vessels. A compressor is used to provide very high pressure compressed gas for the second plurality of pressure storage vessels. Various methods are described for different sources of the compressed gas. The methods are particularly suitable for dispensing hydrogen into storage vessels in vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Perry Cohen, David John Farese, Donald Earl Thompson, Todd Eric Carlson, Erwan Louis Joseph Bruneau, Franciscus Joannes Marcel Schnitzeler, Kelly Daniela Ramos Torres
  • Publication number: 20190358604
    Abstract: A system includes a synthesizer unit having a fluid input to receive fluids and a communication input to receive commands to synthesize data-encoded DNA sequences and cleave the DNA. A first flexible chemistry reaction chamber module may be fluidically coupled to the synthesizer unit to receive the data-encoded DNA sequences and amplify the sequences. A deposition unit may be fluidically coupled to the first flexible chemistry reaction chamber module to receive the amplified DNA sequences and encapsulate the amplified DNA sequences into one or more wells in a storage plate for storage and retrieval to and from a plate storage unit. Retrieved DNA may be processed and read by further units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Bichlien H. Nguyen, Douglas P. Kelley, Karin Strauss, Robert Carlson, Hsing-Yeh Parker, John Mulligan, Luis H. Ceze, Yuan-Jyue Chen, Douglas Carmean
  • Patent number: 10475060
    Abstract: A system includes a transaction handler, a data warehouse to store transaction data recording transactions processed at the transaction handler and to store account data identifying an account of a user, and a portal to receive a user selection of a first portion of an announcement of a reward. The portal tracks user interactions associated with the announcement to determine whether the user is qualified for the reward. Upon a determination that the user has completed the user interactions for the reward, the transaction handler provides the reward to the account of the user via statement credit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: Mark Carlson, Patrick Stan, John Hamilton MacIlwaine
  • Publication number: 20190305564
    Abstract: For selectively restricting the charge level of a battery, methods, apparatus, and systems are disclosed. One apparatus includes a battery, a temperature sensor that measures a temperature of the battery, a processor, and a memory that stores code executable by the processor. Here, the processor selects a maximum charge level using the temperature of the battery, where the maximum charge becomes less than a full charge level of the battery in response to the battery temperature being above a threshold temperature. Moreover, the processor restricts charging of the battery to the maximum charge level in response to the temperature of the battery being above the threshold temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Bouziane Yebka, Larry Glenn Estes, Jeremy Robert Carlson, Philip John Jakes
  • Publication number: 20190283787
    Abstract: A worker protection system may include a train-mounted unit for use on a train, and one or more wayside units, configured for placement on or near a track traversed by the train. Each of the train-mounted unit and the one or more wayside units may include a corresponding communication component, with one or more antennas, configured to transmit and/or receive wireless signals, with the signals comprise ultra-wideband (UWB) signals, and one or more circuits configured for processing signals and data, and for performing applications or functions relating to operations of the corresponding unit. The train-mounted unit may operate cooperatively with the one or more wayside units, to provide alerts to one or more workers operating on or near the track, based on communication of the UWB signals with at least one of the one or more wayside units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Richard Carlson, Kurt Gunther, Sara Jo Woitel, Marc Wayne Cygnus, Peter Strezev, John Albert Plutt, JR.
  • Patent number: 10387636
    Abstract: A control panel may prevent access to one or more aspects of the control panel based at least in part on one or more security parameters. The security parameters may include a default locked status and a takeover locked status. The default locked status may prevent a user or other personnel from accessing the software, code, or other intellectual property on the control panel while still allowing the user to interface with the security and/or automation system. The takeover locked status may prevent any access or use of the control panel. To protect the automation system and the automation system provider, it may be desired to use a unique identifier to unlock at least one or more aspects of the control panel. The unique identifier may be loaded onto an external storage device which the control panel may automatically recognize.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Matsuura, Ryan Carlson, Johny Bui, John Rigby, Bruce Vernon
  • Publication number: 20190241299
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for configuring product packaging and removal of the packaging from a product is disclosed. The labeled product packaging includes a shrink wrap packaging adapted for sealing around a product. A predefined point of failure is configured in the packaging and includes a failure mode for when pulled in at least one direction. A label is sealed to the packaging and adhered to the predefined point of failure in covering relation over the predefined point of failure. Lifting the label from the packaging tears open the packaging starting at the predefined point of failure so the product can be removed from the packaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Ryan David Lucey, Christopher John Opelt, David M. Shoberg, Brian P. Carlson, Paul R. Kraus
  • Publication number: 20190216969
    Abstract: A system for inhibiting microbial growth by photocatalytic oxidation includes an intake having a first inlet port and a first outlet port, an air mover having a second inlet port and a second outlet port, and a filter having a third inlet port. An ultraviolet light source is disposed within the filter to promote photocatalytic oxidation of microbiological particles or other microbial growth, bioaerosols, volatile organic compounds or other particulate matter passing through the filter. The filter includes a filter body, a filter channel disposed within the filter body and having an outer surface and an inner surface. A filter media is disposed within the filter channel. A plurality of inlet ports is distributed over the inner surface and a plurality of outlet ports is distributed over the outer surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: NEW AIR TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: John Carlson
  • Patent number: 10354250
    Abstract: An advertised incentive system receives advertised incentive configuration information provided by a merchant. The advertised incentive configuration information defines the content of advertised incentive banners. The advertised incentive banners are provided as needed to merchants to display on the merchant's website. Advertised incentive registration information is received from an account holder after the account holder interacts with the advertised incentive banner. Transaction information is received that contains a qualified purchase made by the account holder. The advertised incentive registration and the qualified purchase are matched. A statement credit is issued against the account holder's account and a debit is issued against the merchant's account in the amount of the statement credit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: John Hamilton MacIlwaine, Patrick Stan, Surendra Keshan, Mark Carlson
  • Patent number: 10355113
    Abstract: In an aspect, the present invention provides stretchable, and optionally printable, components such as semiconductors and electronic circuits capable of providing good performance when stretched, compressed, flexed or otherwise deformed, and related methods of making or tuning such stretchable components. Stretchable semiconductors and electronic circuits preferred for some applications are flexible, in addition to being stretchable, and thus are capable of significant elongation, flexing, bending or other deformation along one or more axes. Further, stretchable semiconductors and electronic circuits of the present invention are adapted to a wide range of device configurations to provide fully flexible electronic and optoelectronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
    Inventors: John A. Rogers, Matthew Meitl, Yugang Sun, Heung Cho Ko, Andrew Carlson, Won Mook Choi, Mark Stoykovich, Hanqing Jiang, Yonggang Huang, Ralph G. Nuzzo, Zhengtao Zhu, Etienne Menard, Dahl-Young Khang
  • Patent number: 10336353
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for worker protection. The worker protection systems comprise a plurality of alert devices, comprising one or more wearable personal alert devices, each worn by a person (e.g., worker), and one or more companion alert devices that broadcast alerts or signals triggering alerts. The companion alert devices comprise vehicle-mounted alert devices, configured for operation on vehicles (e.g., trains), and wayside detection units, configured for placement on or near paths of the vehicles. The wayside detection units may be operable to autonomously detect and track the vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: METROM RAIL, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Carlson, Kurt Gunther, Sara Jo Woitel, Marc Wayne Cygnus, Peter Strezev, John Albert Plutt, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10131194
    Abstract: An amphibian operable in land and marine modes includes a hull, having a discontinuity, and a retractable wheel or track drive assembly at least partially located in the discontinuity. A wheel or track drive of the at least one retractable wheel or track drive assembly is retracted above a lowest point of the hull when operating in marine mode, and the wheel or track drive is protracted below the lowest point when operating in land mode. The hull is a planing V hull having a forward bow section defining a frontal bow surface/area across a beam of the hull. The discontinuity is provided in the forward bow section, and the wheel or track drive of the retractable wheel or track drive assembly is located ahead of and in front of at least a portion of the frontal bow area when protracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Gibbs Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Alan Timothy Gibbs, Eric John Carlson
  • Patent number: 10066349
    Abstract: Composite and methods are applied to the surface as a highly visible colored pavement treatment. In an embodiment, a highly visible colored pavement treatment comprises an aggregate material, an enhanced visibility material, and wherein the enhanced visibility material is mixed with and blended into the aggregate material to form a composite. In another embodiment, the method of applying the highly visible colored pavement treatment to a surface may comprise applying an adhesive to a target area, applying enhanced visibility material to the target area, and applying an aggregate material to the target area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: The Texas A&M University System
    Inventor: Paul John Carlson
  • Publication number: 20170344613
    Abstract: A scalable network of mobile data storage containers that are connected in peer-to-peer networks to archive large data storage capacities. The various embodiments provide a method of extracting a large amount of data from a variety of sources and storing the extracted data in mobile, storage units. The various embodiments provide storage units housed in mobile containers that can store multiple days/weeks of sensor data in the order of petabytes (1024 terabytes). The various embodiments, integrate high performance computing devices into the mobile storage containers that are able to perform critical extraction, pattern, and index processing on the sensor data. The various embodiments, provide a method for the efficient physical transport of the mobile storage containers from current locations to a center analysis location for re-connecting in another peer-to-peer network for integration into a central enterprise data warehouses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicant: YottaStor, LLC
    Inventor: Robert John CARLSON
  • Patent number: D873607
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Blue Bottle Coffee, Inc.
    Inventors: Neil M. Day, Jr., Jeremy John Kuempel, Christopher William Ledesma, Thomas Drew Carlson