Patents by Inventor John J. Erickson

John J. Erickson 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).

  • Patent number: 10418094
    Abstract: Predicting data correlation using multivalued logical outputs in SRAM storage cells including generating a plurality of logical outputs for each of a plurality of variable sets, wherein each variable in each variable set is a data point, and wherein each logical output is a binary indication of a relationship between the data points; writing, into storage cells, each logical output of the plurality of logical outputs for each of the plurality of variable sets; and for each group of corresponding logical outputs of the plurality of logical outputs: activating a fight port for the storage cells storing corresponding logical outputs, wherein activating the fight port causes each corresponding logical output to adjust a resulting voltage based on the logical output stored in each storage cell; and measuring the resulting voltage on a bitline of the activated fight port to determine a correlation probability for the corresponding logical outputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Karl R. Erickson, Phil C. Paone, David P. Paulsen, John E. Sheets, II, Gregory J. Uhlmann
  • Publication number: 20190239631
    Abstract: An apparatus (100), for cleaning a surface (102), comprises a handle (126) and a bracket (104), connected to the handle (126). The apparatus (100) further comprises a drum (108), rotatably coupled to the bracket (104) and rotatable about a first axis (110) relative to the bracket (104), a drum motor (130), mounted to the handle (126), and a drum power-transmitting component (132), rotationally coupling the drum motor (130) and the drum (108). The apparatus (100) also comprises a brush motor (114), mounted to the drum (108), and a brush (112), rotatable by the brush motor (114) relative to the drum (108) about a second axis (116), which is parallel to the first axis (110).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: John W. Pringle-Iv, Raul Tomuta, Chris J. Erickson
  • Publication number: 20190239632
    Abstract: An apparatus (100), for cleaning a surface (102), comprises a bracket (104) and a drum (108), coupled to the bracket (104) and rotatable relative to the bracket (104) about a first axis (110). The apparatus (100) further comprises a brush motor (114), mounted to the drum (108), and a brush (112), rotatable by the brush motor (114) relative to the drum (108) about a second axis (116), parallel to the first axis (110).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: John W. Pringle-Iv, Raul Tomuta, Chris J. Erickson
  • Publication number: 20190239633
    Abstract: An apparatus (100), for cleaning a surface (102), comprises a handle (126) and a bracket (104), connected to the handle (126). The apparatus (100) further comprises a drum (108), rotatably coupled to the bracket (104), and an anti-rotation fixture (124), configured to prevent rotation of the drum (108) about a first axis (110) relative to the bracket (104). The apparatus (100) also comprises a brush motor (114), mounted to the drum (108), and a brush (112), rotatable by the brush motor (114) relative to the drum (108) about a second axis (116), which is parallel to the first axis (110).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: John W. Pringle-Iv, Raul Tomuta, Chris J. Erickson
  • Publication number: 20190233693
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed relate to shaped abrasive particles having sharp tips, methods of making the shaped abrasive particles, methods of abrading a substrate with the shaped abrasive particles, and coated abrasive articles including the shaped abrasive particles. The shaped abrasive particle includes a ceramic, has a polygonal cross-sectional shape along a longitudinal axis of the shaped abrasive particle, and at least one tip of the shaped abrasive particle has a radius of curvature of less than or equal to about 19.2 microns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Dwight D. Erickson, Ian R. Owen, Shawn C. Dodds, Matthew S. Stay, Scott R. Culler, John T. Boden, William C. Quade, Joseph D. Solem, Negus B. Adefris, Chainika Jangu, Thomas J. Anderson, Gregory S. Mueller, William Blake Kolb
  • Patent number: 10354805
    Abstract: Fabricating a capacitor includes obtaining a sheet of material having a first phase of an anode metal oxide on an anode metal. The anode metal oxide is an oxide of the anode metal. A portion of the first phase of the anode metal oxide is converted to a second phase of the anode metal oxide. At least a portion of the second phase of the anode metal oxide is removed from the sheet of material. In some instances, the first phase of the anode metal is converted to the second phase of the anode metal oxide as a result of the process used to extract a capacitor anode from the sheet of material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph Jason Hemphill, Kurt J. Erickson, John Moore, David R. Bowen, Thomas F. Strange
  • Publication number: 20190193318
    Abstract: An apparatus (100) for depositing an extrudable substance (102) comprises a bracket (104) and a sleeve (110), comprising an inner tubular sleeve wall (114) and an outer tubular sleeve wall (112). The sleeve (110) is coupled to the bracket (104) and is rotatable relative to the bracket (104). The apparatus (100) also comprises a cartridge (124), comprising an inner tubular cartridge wall (126) and an outer tubular cartridge wall (128). The cartridge (124) is configured to be positioned between the inner tubular sleeve wall (114) and the outer tubular sleeve wall (112).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: John W. Pringle-Iv, Raul Tomuta, Chris J. Erickson
  • Publication number: 20190191861
    Abstract: An apparatus (100) for dispensing a brushable substance (102) comprises a bracket (104) and a sleeve (110), comprising an inner tubular sleeve wall (114) and an outer tubular sleeve wall (112). The sleeve (110) is coupled to the bracket (104) and is rotatable relative to the bracket (104) about a first axis (118). The apparatus (100) also comprises a cartridge (124), comprising an inner tubular cartridge wall (126) and an outer tubular cartridge wall (128). The cartridge (124) is configured to be positioned between the inner tubular sleeve wall (114) and the outer tubular sleeve wall (112).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: John W. Pringle-Iv, Raul Tomuta, Chris J. Erickson
  • Publication number: 20190168388
    Abstract: A portable work module includes a combination of prismatic and revolute joints (47/45) for positioning and orienting a robotic end effector for performing a task within confined space (17). For example, the portable work module may include telescoping arm (52) integrated with wrist (70) having a plurality of degrees of freedom with respect to telescoping arm (52). The portable work module includes an insert that is secured with respect to an access port of confined space (17), said access port serving as a reference location for calculating the position of the robotic end effector within confined space (17). The portable work module is configured to have a compacted configuration for insertion into confined space (17), and an extended configuration for performing tasks within confined space (17). In some examples, the portable work module is modular, such that the robotic end effector or other components may be selectively removed and replaced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: John Walter Pringle, IV, Chris J. Erickson
  • Patent number: 10304522
    Abstract: Big data analysis using low power circuit design including storing a plurality of data bits in a plurality of cells on a bitline of a dynamic random access memory (DRAM), wherein each data bit corresponds to a test result, and wherein each of the plurality of cells on the bitline is associated with a different wordline; precharging the bitline to a midpoint voltage between a low voltage corresponding to a low data bit and a high voltage corresponding to a high data bit; activating, at the same time, each wordline associated with each of the plurality of cells on the bitline, wherein activating each wordline causes a voltage to be applied to the bitline from each of the plurality of cells; and measuring a resulting voltage on the bitline to obtain a value corresponding to a percentage of the test results that indicate a passing test result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Karl R. Erickson, Phil C. Paone, David P. Paulsen, John E. Sheets, II, Gregory J. Uhlmann
  • Patent number: 8677657
    Abstract: The golf shoe outsole of the invention has a generally flexible forward section and a generally hard heel section, each section having a plurality of pod sections molded thereupon, each pod section having at least one cleat attached thereto. and an outer edge or perimeter that is flared quite significantly to provide a greater degree of flexibility and traction with turf, and therefore greater stability and balance to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Jonathan G. Bacon, John J. Erickson, Douglas K. Robinson, James M. Feeney, Robert S Bento
  • Patent number: 8621768
    Abstract: A golf shoe having an upper, a midsole, and an outsole is provided. A collapsible support element is positioned in a recess proximate to a wearer's first metatarsal bone. The collapsible support element has anisotropic mechanical properties and includes a series of longitudinal wave elements. The wave elements are stiffer in a longitudinal direction and more collapsible in a transverse direction. The wave elements resist collapsing when a golfer walks but have a propensity to collapse during the golfer's swing, which allows more efficient transfer of energy during the swing. The shoe further includes flexing channels in a forward portion as well as a flexing channel in the rear portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Douglas K. Robinson, Jr., John J. Erickson
  • Publication number: 20120285044
    Abstract: The golf shoe outsole of the invention comprises a generally flexible forward section and a generally hard heel section, each section having a plurality of pod sections molded thereupon, preferably there are eight separate pod sections, each having at least one cleat attached thereto. Each pod section has an outer edge or perimeter that is flared quite significantly to provide a greater degree of flexibility and traction with turf, and therefore greater stability and balance to the user. The outsole has a 0.375 width to length ratio at the metatarsal area of the outsole and a pod vertical height of at least 9.1 mm and a flare angle of at least 52° from vertical on the outer edges of the pods. The pods are relatively hard with a minimum Shore A hardness of 95 and extend a minimum of 6.3 mm from the bottom surface of the outsole. The forward portion of the outsole is made from a relatively flexible thermoplastic polyurethane having a hardness between 75 to 85 Shore A.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventors: Jonathan G. Bacon, John J. Erickson, Douglas K. Robinson, James M. Feeney, Robert S. Bento
  • Patent number: 8141277
    Abstract: Active-response golf shoes are disclosed. The golf shoes include a plurality of sensors, a controller, and at least one active-response element. The sensor and controller operate to rapidly determine if a golfer is walking or swinging a golf club. Once this determination is made the controller and active-response element rapidly change the shoe's characteristics. If the controller determines that the golfer is walking, the shoe provides a soft and flexible walking platform. If the controller determines that the golfer is swinging, the shoe morphs or changes automatically to provide a stable hitting platform. The controller senses various predetermined conditions such as pressure of the user's foot to determine whether the golfer is walking or swinging. The active-response element is a lateral adjuster having an upper bracket located in the laces area and a lower bracket affixed to the side of the sole, brackets supporting a plurality of electrostrictive polymer bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Douglas K. Robinson, John J. Erickson, Gordon B. Taylor, Steven E. Beard, Derek S. Weber, Jared Moisan
  • Patent number: D658356
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Jonathan G. Bacon, Douglas K. Robinson, James M. Feeney, John J. Erickson, Robert S Bento
  • Patent number: D661075
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Jonathan G. Bacon, John J. Erickson, Douglas K. Robinson, James M. Feeney, Robert S. Bento
  • Patent number: D664344
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Jonathan G. Bacon, John J. Erickson, Douglas K. Robinson, James M. Feeney, Robert S Bento
  • Patent number: D707430
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: James M. Feeney, John J. Erickson, Douglas K. Robinson, Daren S. Weddle
  • Patent number: D707432
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Richard A. Mochen, James M. Feeney, John J. Erickson, Douglas K. Robinson
  • Patent number: D707929
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: James M. Feeney, John J. Erickson, Douglas K. Robinson, Jr., Jonathan G. Bacon