Patents by Inventor John W. Anderson

John W. Anderson 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: 20200180180
    Abstract: A chemically etched needle is provided herein. The chemically etched needle includes a metal base having a first side and a second side. The chemically etched needle also includes a chemically etched blade at one end of the metal base and formed at an intersection of a distal diverging surface and a proximal diverging surface, at least one of the diverging surfaces slopes inward towards the second side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Paul V. Pesavento, Peter F. Ladwig, Michael W. Davis, John A. Theget, Kurt C. Swanson, Joel B. Michaletz, Philip W. Anderson, Timothy A. McDaniel, Patrick R. LaLonde
  • Publication number: 20200139567
    Abstract: A method for forming a cutting tool includes masking a metal base with one or more masks, the one or more masks including at least one variable permeability mask, and chemically etching the masked metal base to form a blade of the cutting tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Paul V. Pesavento, Peter F. Ladwig, Michael W. Davis, John A. Theget, Kurt C. Swanson, Joel B. Michaletz, Philip W. Anderson, Timothy A. McDaniel
  • Publication number: 20200055362
    Abstract: In one embodiment, one or more suspension systems of a vehicle may be used to mitigate motion sickness by limiting motion in one or more frequency ranges. In another embodiment, an active suspension may be integrated with an autonomous vehicle architecture. In yet another embodiment, the active suspension system of a vehicle may be used to induce motion in a vehicle. The vehicle may be used as a testbed for technical investigations and/or as a platform to enhance the enjoyment of video and/or audio by vehicle occupants. In some embodiments, the active suspensions system may be used to perform gestures as a means of communication with persons inside or outside the vehicle. In some embodiments, the active suspensions system may be used to generate haptic warnings to a vehicle operator or other persons in response to certain road situations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicant: ClearMotion, Inc.
    Inventors: Zackary Martin Anderson, Marco Giovanardi, Jack A. Ekchian, Olivia D. Godwin, Clive Tucker, John A. Laplante, William Graves, Shakeel Avadhany, Michael W. Finnegan
  • Publication number: 20200023534
    Abstract: A method for forming a cutting tool includes masking a metal base with one or more masks, the one or more masks including at least one variable permeability mask, and chemically etching the masked metal base to form a blade of the cutting tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Paul V. Pesavento, Peter F. Ladwig, Michael W. Davis, John A. Theget, Kurt C. Swanson, Joel B. Michaletz, Philip W. Anderson, Timothy A. McDaniel, Patrick R. LaLonde
  • Patent number: 10533514
    Abstract: A method of controlling a fuel injector comprises measuring a pressure in a cylinder of an engine with a pressure sensor and determining at least one of a crank angle and a crank speed with a crank sensor. The method also comprises calculating a net indicated mean effective pressure of the cylinder from the measured value of the pressure sensor and the determined value of the crank sensor. Also, the method comprises adjusting a fueling parameter of a fuel injector for the cylinder in response to the difference between the calculated net indicated mean effective pressure and a reference mean effective pressure indicates a change in power of the engine. Alternatively, the method may adjust the fueling parameter based on a power feedback signal for the engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Cummins Inc.
    Inventors: Phanindra V. Garimella, John L. Hoehne, Ian W. McGiffen, Chandan Mahato, Boopathi Singalandapuram Mahadevan, Pagalavan Mathari Bakthavatsalam, Travis Alva Anderson
  • Patent number: 10513161
    Abstract: In one embodiment, one or more suspension systems of a vehicle may be used to mitigate motion sickness by limiting motion in one or more frequency ranges. In another embodiment, an active suspension may be integrated with an autonomous vehicle architecture. In yet another embodiment, the active suspension system of a vehicle may be used to induce motion in a vehicle. The vehicle may be used as a testbed for technical investigations and/or as a platform to enhance the enjoyment of video and/or audio by vehicle occupants. In some embodiments, the active suspensions system may be used to perform gestures as a means of communication with persons inside or outside the vehicle. In some embodiments, the active suspensions system may be used to generate haptic warnings to a vehicle operator or other persons in response to certain road situations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: ClearMotion, Inc.
    Inventors: Zackary Martin Anderson, Marco Giovanardi, Jack A. Ekchian, Olivia D. Godwin, Clive Tucker, John A. Laplante, William Graves, Shakeel Avadhany, Michael W. Finnegan
  • Patent number: 10500748
    Abstract: A chemically etched cutting tool includes a metal base having a first side and a second side, and a chemically etched blade on at least one side of the metal base, the chemically etched blade forming a cutting edge at the intersection of the first side of the chemically etched blade and the second side of the chemically etched blade. The first side of the chemically etched blade includes one or more concave portions and one or more convex portions with at least one inflection point between the concave portions and one or more convex portions. The second side of the chemically etched blade includes one or more concave portions and one or more convex portions with at least one inflection point between the concave portions and one or more convex portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Hutchinson Technology Incorporated
    Inventors: Paul V. Pesavento, Peter F. Ladwig, Michael W. Davis, John A. Theget, Kurt C. Swanson, Joel B. Michaletz, Philip W. Anderson, Timothy A. McDaniel
  • Patent number: 10478984
    Abstract: A method for forming a cutting tool includes masking a metal base with one or more masks, the one or more masks including at least one variable permeability mask, and chemically etching the masked metal base to form a blade of the cutting tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Hutchinson Technology Incorporated
    Inventors: Paul V. Pesavento, Peter F. Ladwig, Michael W. Davis, John A. Theget, Kurt C. Swanson, Joel B. Michaletz, Philip W. Anderson, Timothy A. McDaniel
  • Publication number: 20190346600
    Abstract: A light control film is disclosed that includes a plurality of spaced apart first regions. Each first region has a substantially low transmission in one or two of a first wavelength range from about 300 nm to about 400 nm, a second wavelength range from about 400 nm to about 700 nm, and a third wavelength range from about 700 nm to about 1200 nm, and a substantially high transmission in the remaining wavelength ranges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: John A. Wheatley, Gilles J. Benoit, Guanglei Du, Steven R. Anderson, Owen M. Anderson, David T. Yust, Rolf W. Biernath, Gary E. Gaides, Brian W. Lueck, Neeraj Sharma
  • Publication number: 20190339431
    Abstract: A detector system is disclosed that includes a detector that is sensitive to wavelengths in a detection wavelength range. The detector system further includes a light control film that is disposed on the detector and includes a plurality of alternating first and second regions. Each first region has a width W and a height H, where H/W?1. Each first region has a substantially low transmission in a first portion of the detection wavelength range and a substantially high transmission in the remaining portion of the detection wavelength range. Each second region has a substantially high transmission in the detection wavelength range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: John A. Wheatley, Gilles J. Benoit, Guanglei Du, Steven R. Anderson, Owen M. Anderson, David T. Yust, Rolf W. Biernath, Gary E. Gaides, Brian W. Lueck, Neeraj Sharma
  • Patent number: 10460914
    Abstract: RF isolation for power circuitry includes one or more ferrite cages surrounding a pair of coils, one coil connected to power input, and the other coil connected to a load such as a heater. The ferrite cage provides universal isolation for the coils, avoiding the necessity of specially tuned filters or more complicated coil arrangements. A pair of dielectric discs support respective coils. In one aspect, the ferrite cage is constituted by ferrite pieces which fan out from a central portion of the dielectric discs and are connected at an outer periphery of the dielectric discs, and at the central portion of the dielectric discs. In one aspect, the fanned-out ferrite pieces comprises either manganese-zinc or magnesium-zinc ferrites, and the ferrite pieces connecting the fanned-out ferrite pieces comprise nickel-zinc ferrites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hema Swaroop Mopidevi, John Pease, Thomas W. Anderson, Neil M. P. Benjamin
  • Publication number: 20190293486
    Abstract: In an example, an example article may include a spatially variant microreplicated layer optically coupled to a wavelength selective filter. The wavelength selective filter may have a light incidence angle-dependent optical band. The spatially variant microreplicated layer may be configured to transmit light to a first optical region of the wavelength selective filter at a first predetermined incidence angle and to a second optical region of the wavelength selective filter at a second predetermined incidence angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: John A. WHEATLEY, Gilles J. BENOIT, Guanglei DU, Rolf W. BIERNATH, Sara Suzanne MERRITT, James HILLIS, Owen M. ANDERSON, Timothy J. NEVITT
  • Patent number: 10410788
    Abstract: A system and method provide for wireless power and/or data transfer between devices, such as coils. A first device, operatively connected to an energy source, is positioned within a wireless transmission range of a second device, which may be operatively coupled to an unmanned vehicle. Power and/or data is wirelessly transferred to/from the energy source from/to the unmanned vehicle via the first device and the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Viktor S Bana, John D Rockway, Gregory W Anderson, Wayne P Liu
  • Publication number: 20190265395
    Abstract: A retroreflective system is disclosed that includes a retroreflective sheet for retroreflecting light, and a light control film disposed on the retroreflective sheet. For a first wavelength, light incident on the light control film at each of a first and second angles of incidence is retroreflected. For a second wavelength, light incident on the light control film at the first, but not the second, angle of incidence is retroreflected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: John A. Wheatley, Gilles J. Benoit, Guanglei Du, Steven R. Anderson, Owen M. Anderson, David T. Yust, Rolf W. Biernath, Gary E. Gaides, Brian W. Lueck, Neeraj Sharma
  • Patent number: 10384810
    Abstract: Micro-emitter arrays and methods of microfabricating such emitter arrays are provided. The microfabricated emitter arrays incorporate a plurality of emitters with heights greater than 280 microns with uniformity of +/?10 microns arranged on a supporting silicon substrate, each emitter comprising an elongated body extending from the top surface of the substrate and incorporating at least one emitter tip on the distal end of the elongated body thereof. The emitters may be disposed on the substrate in an ordered array in an X by Y grid pattern, wherein X and Y can be any number greater than zero. The micro-emitter arrays may utilize a LMIS propellant source including, for example, gallium, indium, bismuth, or tin. The substrate may incorporate at least one through-via providing a fluid pathway for the LMIS propellant to flow from a propellant reservoir beneath the substrate to the top substrate surface whereupon the micro-emitter array is disposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Cecile Jung-Kubiak, Colleen M. Marrese-Reading, Victor E. White, Daniel W. Wilson, Matthew R. Dickie, Karl Y. Yee, Richard E. Muller, James E. Polk, John R. Anderson, Nima Rouhi, Frank Greer
  • Publication number: 20190226420
    Abstract: A method of controlling a fuel injector comprises measuring a pressure in a cylinder of an engine with a pressure sensor and determining at least one of a crank angle and a crank speed with a crank sensor. The method also comprises calculating a net indicated mean effective pressure of the cylinder from the measured value of the pressure sensor and the determined value of the crank sensor. Also, the method comprises adjusting a fueling parameter of a fuel injector for the cylinder in response to the difference between the calculated net indicated mean effective pressure and a reference mean effective pressure indicates a change in power of the engine. Alternatively, the method may adjust the fueling parameter based on a power feedback signal for the engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Phanindra V. Garimella, John L. Hoehne, Ian W. McGiffen, Chandan Mahato, Boopathi Singalandapuram Mahadevan, Pagalavan Mathari Bakthavatsalam, Travis Alva Anderson
  • Publication number: 20190164729
    Abstract: RF isolation for power circuitry includes one or more ferrite cages surrounding a pair of coils, one coil connected to power input, and the other coil connected to a load such as a heater. The ferrite cage provides universal isolation for the coils, avoiding the necessity of specially tuned filters or more complicated coil arrangements. A pair of dielectric discs support respective coils. In one aspect, the ferrite cage is constituted by ferrite pieces which fan out from a central portion of the dielectric discs and are connected at an outer periphery of the dielectric discs, and at the central portion of the dielectric discs. In one aspect, the fanned-out ferrite pieces comprises either manganese-zinc or magnesium-zinc ferrites, and the ferrite pieces connecting the fanned-out ferrite pieces comprise nickel-zinc ferrites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventors: Hema Swaroop Mopidevi, John Pease, Thomas W. Anderson, Neil M.P. Benjamin
  • Patent number: 10291071
    Abstract: A system and method provide for wireless power and/or data transfer between devices, such as coils. A first device, operatively connected to an energy source, is positioned within a wireless transmission range of a second device, which may be operatively coupled to an unmanned vehicle. Power and/or data is wirelessly transferred to/from the energy source from/to the unmanned vehicle via the first device and the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Viktor S. Bana, Gregory W. Anderson, Wayne P. Liu, John D. Rockway
  • Patent number: D353516
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 20, 1994
    Assignee: Temp-Tech Co. Inc.
    Inventor: John W. Anderson
  • Patent number: D364537
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 28, 1995
    Assignee: Temp-Tech Co., Inc.
    Inventor: John W. Anderson