Patents by Inventor John Johnson

John 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: 20240170561
    Abstract: Structures for a heterojunction bipolar transistor and methods of forming a structure for a heterojunction bipolar transistor. The structure comprises an emitter, a collector including a first section, a second section, and a third section positioned in a first direction between the first section and the second section, and an intrinsic base disposed in a second direction between the emitter and the third section of the collector. The structure further comprises a stress layer including a section positioned to overlap with the emitter, the intrinsic base, and the collector. The section of the stress layer is surrounded by a perimeter, and the first and second sections of the collector are each positioned adjacent to the perimeter of the stress layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2022
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Inventors: Vibhor Jain, Jeffrey Johnson, Viorel Ontalus, John J. Pekarik
  • Publication number: 20240165880
    Abstract: One variation of a system includes a chassis: defining a set of platform mounts defining a pivot axis; and a slot arranged between the set of platform mounts and configured to transiently retain a filter receptacle below the pivot axis. The system further includes a tray platform: pivotably coupled to the set of platform mounts; defining a tray-receiving section configured to receive a tray defining a fluid release point and configured to retain a volume of resin; and defining a set of supports arranged about the tray-receiving section and configured to locate the fluid release point at the fixed pivot location. The system further includes a tray lock coupled to the platform and configured to transiently generate a magnetic field to draw the tray against the tray-receiving section and cooperate with the set of tray supports to constrain the fluid release point to the fixed pivot location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2023
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Inventors: Dylan Mandelbaum, John Paton, Richard Juneyoung Jeong, Brett Johnson
  • Publication number: 20240165409
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to auditory nerve stimulation to create the perception of sound in the brain of a subject such as an animal or human being. In one form, a system includes an implantable electrode array including a plurality of spaced apart micro-needles. The system also includes a first electrical lead electrically coupled to and extending from the implantable electrode array, and an auditory signal device configured to produce one or more electrical signals representative of communications received from an external processor. An interposer is configured to electrically couple the implantable electrode array and the auditory signal device in an arrangement where one or more electrical signals produced by the auditory signal device may be transmitted through the first electrical lead to the implantable electrode array. Various novel stimulation strategies can be employed, such as place modulated stimulation signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2023
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Inventors: Moritz Michael Leber, Robert Kyle Franklin, IV, Sandeep Negi, Joseph David Crew, Janet Liu, Vinh Quang Ngo, Hubert Hyoungil Lim, Geoffrey Mohon Ghose, Luke Aaron Johnson, Inderbir Singh Sondh, Abigail Paige Heiller, Meredith Evelyn Adams, Andrew John Oxenham, Thomas Heinrich Robert Lenarz, Karl-Heinz Hiro Dyballa, Waldo Nogueira Vazquez, Amir Samii, Keno H. B. Hübner, Paul Pontiller, Marco Eder, Daniel M. Sieber, Alexander Mayr, Guntram Wyzisk, Elisabeth A. Hansen, Dominik Hammerer, Florian Solzbacher, Loren Wellington Rieth
  • Patent number: 11986632
    Abstract: A system and method for operating an analgesia administration system is disclosed. A control device is associated with a drug delivery device and configured to receive a first user input including at least a portion of a fingerprint of a patient, together with a second user input corresponding to a request to administer medication. The portion of the fingerprint is compared with previously-stored fingerprints to determine an identity of the patient and, in response to receiving the second user input and determining that the patient is an authorized user, one or more sensors are used to obtain one or more signals indicative of a state of the patient. If the state of the patient satisfies a set of medication delivery criteria, the drug delivery device is caused to administer a predefined amount of medication to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventors: Brendan John Burgess, Edward Stephen Ferner, Beth A. Schneider, Shannon John Johnson, Daniel M. Abal
  • Patent number: 11988096
    Abstract: A seal assembly for a rotary machine, such as a turbine engine, may include a seal rotor comprising a rotor face, a seal slider comprising a slider face, a seal stator, wherein the seal slider is slidably coupled to the seal stator, and wherein the slider face and the rotor face define a primary seal. The seal slider may be configured to slidably engage and retract the slider face with respect to the rotor face. The seal assembly may further include a secondary seal disposed between the seal slider and the seal stator. The secondary seal may be configured to compress and rebound and/or to expand and rebound, over at least a portion of a range of motion of the seal slider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignees: General Electric Company, General Electric Deutschland Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Ravindra Shankar Ganiger, Neelesh Nandkumar Sarawate, Rahul Anil Bidkar, Narendra Anand Hardikar, Kevin Randall McManus, Steven Douglas Johnson, Prateek Jalan, Antonio Guijarro Valencia, Julius John Montgomery, Rodrigo Rodriguez Erdmenger, Jose Maria Rey Villazon
  • Publication number: 20240163351
    Abstract: This disclosure describes systems, methods, and devices related to using an application programming interface (API) gateway orchestration layer. A method may include identifying, by the API gateway orchestration layer, a first API request, received by an API gateway API, to access a first microservice of a first API gateway that uses a first API gateway model; identifying a second API request, received by the API gateway API, to access a second microservice of a second API gateway that uses a second API gateway model; determining, based on the first API request, a first route to the first API gateway; determining, based on the second API request, a second route to the second API gateway; routing the first API request to the first microservice based on the first route; and routing the second API request to the second microservice based on the second route.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2023
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Applicant: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew JOHNSON, Thomas DURDIN, Jeff SCHEUFELE, John T. PUGACZEWSKI
  • Patent number: 11980199
    Abstract: Shrimp processing apparatus to peel shrimp along with methods for peeling shrimp are described herein. The shrimp processing apparatus may be provided in systems including one or more processing stations configured to peel individual shrimp, where peeling may involve removal of shell segments on the dorsal surfaces of the shrimp abdomen and/or removal of pleopods/swimmerets on the ventral surfaces of the shrimp abdomen and, optionally, separation of shell segments. The processing systems and methods may, in one or more embodiments, include apparatus for and methods of measuring the shrimp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Nova-Tech Engineering, LLC
    Inventors: Elliot D. Eid, Roger Harkess, Derek Gramstad, Jeremy Imdieke, Robert Johnson, Dana Mathew Molenaar, Jacob Rooney, Christopher J. Stark, John Steckelberg, Joseph Thiel, Marc Zinda
  • Patent number: 11976562
    Abstract: A system for controlling blade clearances within a gas turbine engine includes a rotor disk and a rotor blade coupled to the rotor disk. Additionally, the system includes an outer turbine component positioned outward of the rotor blade such that a clearance is defined between the rotor blade and the outer turbine component. Furthermore, the system includes a heat exchanger configured to receive a flow of cooling air bled from the gas turbine engine and transfer heat from the received flow of the cooling air to a flow of coolant to generate cooled cooling air. Moreover, the system includes a valve configured to control the flow of the coolant to the heat exchanger. In this respect, the cooled cooling air is supplied to at least one of the rotor disk or the rotor blade to adjust the clearance between the rotor blade and the outer turbine component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Steven Douglas Johnson, Julius John Montgomery, Brandon Wayne Miller, Robert Proctor, Bradley W. Fintel, Jeffrey Douglas Rambo
  • Patent number: 11974520
    Abstract: A control system for a harvester includes a plurality of actuators, each of which moves of one of the following: a knockdown roller for pressing crops down, a side knife for cutting crops along a substantially vertical plane, a base cutter for cutting crops along a substantially horizontal plane, and a crop divider configured to separate crops into rows. The control system also includes a controller in electrical communication with each actuator of the plurality of actuators. The controller receives a signal indicative of an operational position of at least one actuator of the plurality of actuators, and sends a signal to the at least one actuator of the plurality of actuators to initiate movement of the at least one actuator of the plurality of actuators in response to the received signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Rahul Gunda, Bryan E. Dugas, John A. Dighton, Peter A. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20240140951
    Abstract: A series of substituted imidazo[1,2-b]pyridazine derivatives as defined herein, being potent modulators of human IL-17 activity, are accordingly of benefit in the treatment and/or prevention of various human ailments, including inflammatory and autoimmune disorders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2021
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Inventors: Gareth Neil Brace, Shuyu Chu, Anne Marie Foley, James Andrew Johnson, Timothy John Norman, Joanna Rachel Quincey, James Thomas Reuberson, Robert Straker, Robert James Townsend
  • Publication number: 20240142312
    Abstract: Described are techniques for quality analysis using thermographic imaging. In one example, a system including a test chamber for receiving an unpowered component. The system further includes an external heat source for heating the unpowered component for a predetermined period of time. The system further includes a thermographic imaging system for collecting thermographic images of the unpowered component during the predetermined period of time. The system further includes a computer communicatively coupled to the thermographic imaging system and configured to classify a quality of the unpowered component based on the thermographic images of the unpowered component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2022
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Inventors: John R. Dangler, Tory Johnson, GUNNAR MILLS, AUSTIN CARTER, Susan Zichittella, Colin Edward MASTERSON
  • Patent number: 11968925
    Abstract: A method for producing seed corn from the corn plants, for use in growing subsequent corn plants, includes measuring a moisture content of corn kernels on ears of the corn plants in the field and removing, by a combine harvester, the ears of corn from the corn plants when the moisture content satisfies a threshold moisture content. The method then includes separating the corn kernels from cobs of the ears of corn onboard the combine harvester and collecting the separated corn kernels for use as seed corn, whereby one or more subsequent corn plants can be grown from the collected corn kernels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Jarrett Ryan Ceglinski, Jack Glenn Fombelle, David Everett Johnson, Jason W. Knoche, Adam Harold Leek, Kevin M. McAlister, Kirk Murlin Remund, Steven John Swanton, Dustin Mitchell Theis
  • Publication number: 20240125152
    Abstract: An anti-theft device for securing an article of merchandise against unauthorized removal from a display counter. The anti-theft device comprises a latch plate and a pedestal having a quick-release interface. The latch plate is configured to selectively couple to the quick-release interface. A latch bolt is disposed within the pedestal. The latch bolt locks the latch plate relative to the quick-release interface. A plurality of retaining arms is configured to receive and retain an article of merchandise. The retaining arms cannot be disengaged from the article of merchandise while the latch plate is locked relative to the quick-release interface. A solenoid is housed within the pedestal and operationally connected to the latch bolt. The solenoid is configured to retract the latch bolt into a position in which the latch bolt disengages the latch plate, thereby releasing the latch plate from the quick-release interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2023
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Applicant: Vanguard Products Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher A. Kelsch, Douglas Barthold, Joel Jenkins, Sarah Johnson, Chris Nelson, Wade Zhu, Matthew Kuntz, Lee Eckert, John N. Figh, JR., Jasen Paul Biggins
  • Publication number: 20240122640
    Abstract: An electrosurgical instrument includes jaws having an electrode configuration utilized to electrically modify tissue in contact with one or more electrodes. The instrument is removably connectable to an electrosurgical unit via an electrosurgical connector extending from the instrument and a receptacle on the electrosurgical unit. The electrosurgical instrument is rotatable without disrupting electrical connection to the electrodes of the jaws. One or more of the electrodes is retractable. The electrosurgical unit and instrument optimally seals and/or cuts tissue based on identifying the tissue and monitoring the modification of the tissue by the application of radio frequency energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2023
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Inventors: John Brustad, Zoran Falkenstein, Benjamin Linville-Engler, Matthew Wixey, Gary Johnson, Patrick Elliott
  • Patent number: 11957881
    Abstract: A pen cap for a medication delivery pen includes a piston-style detector mechanism. The piston-style detector mechanism includes at least an inner shell having first open end through which the medication delivery pen can be inserted, a second end opposite the first end, a sidewall defined by an outer surface and an opposing inner surface, and a passageway extending from the outer surface to the inner surface. The sidewall extends between the first end and the second end thereby defining a pen-receiving cavity there between. The piston-style detector mechanism further includes at least one switch and a translatable shaft at least partially disposed in the passage. The translatable shaft includes a body that extends at least from a pen-interfacing portion in the pen-receiving cavity to a switch-interfacing portion thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: BIGFOOT BIOMEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: John Love, Adam Joseph Livingston, George Crothall, Jeffrey Johnson, Sarah Matarese
  • Patent number: 11954732
    Abstract: A system and method is disclosed for evaluating a plurality of cryptocurrencies, the method comprising monitoring and storing volatility data for a plurality of cryptocurrency exchanges; analyzing the stored volatility data to generate one or more risk forecasts indicating risks associated with purchasing cryptocurrency through each of the cryptocurrency exchanges; determining a number of transaction factors for purchasing cryptocurrencies and selecting a cryptocurrency based on the transaction factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: MoneyGram International, Inc.
    Inventors: John McWilliams, Andrew Soong, James Johnson
  • Patent number: 11957032
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a display system. The display system includes a backlight configured to emit substantially collimated polarized light from an emission surface thereof. The emitted polarized light is polarized along a polarization direction. The display system further includes a display panel configured to receive an illumination light and form an image. The display system further includes a grating system substantially coextensive in length and width with the display panel and the emission surface. The grating system includes a plurality of substantially parallel elongated features extending along an in-plane first direction and arranged along an orthogonal in-plane second direction. The grating system is configured to receive and transmit an incident polarized light as a first transmitted light having different first and second polarization states in response to different respective first and second signals applied to the grating system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Stephen J. Etzkorn, Michael L. Steiner, Kevin W. Gotrik, Luke A. Schroeder, Nicholas A. Johnson, John A. Wheatley
  • Publication number: 20240101233
    Abstract: A launch and recovery vehicle can be towed by a water vehicle or ship. The launch and recover vehicle can ballast in order to retrieve an unmanned vehicle. The launch and recovery vehicle can deballast while holding the unmanned vehicle. The water vehicle or ship can retrieve or winch the launch and recovery vehicle onto a well deck. Additionally, the launch and recovery vehicle has wheels and can be pulled or towed onto land with a land-based vehicle, such as a truck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Gregory W. Horshok, John A. Johnson, Jason May
  • Patent number: 11941008
    Abstract: The CONVERGED MERCHANT PROCESSING APPARATUSES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS (“CMP”) facilitates the generation of user accounts with merchants. The user may be logged into an electronic wallet or issuer account, and may initiate an account generation process with a one-click mechanism. The CMP may provide information to the merchant in order to facilitate the generation of the account after receiving data from the electronic wallet or issuer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: Thomas Purves, Raul Leyva, Alan Johnson, John C. Wang
  • Publication number: 20240097992
    Abstract: Persistent storage may contain definitions of: configuration items (CIs) each having attributes that characterize a respective hardware or software component, a list of data sources used to update at least some of the CIs, and an auto-attestation time period; and one or more processors configured to: identify a plurality of the CIs for auto-attestation; for each respective CI, determine a respective condition of whether: (i) a data-source attribute of the respective CI indicates that it was updated by a trusted data source, and (ii) a most-recent-update attribute of the respective CI indicates that it was updated within the auto-attestation time period; and mark each respective CI based on its respective condition, wherein the respective CI is marked as auto-attested when its respective condition is true, and wherein the respective CI is marked as not auto-attested when its respective condition is false.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2022
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Inventors: Aparna Ganti, Lilia Manguy, Akhilesh Kashyap Kittane Ravikumar, Siyou Li, Kavitha Kotti, Shijin Joshua, Anthony Walter Branton, Luc John Johnson, Ganesh Bhattarai, Hnin Haymar