Patents by Inventor Joseph E. Johnson

Joseph E. 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).

  • Patent number: 10446372
    Abstract: An ion source having dual indirectly heated cathodes is disclosed. Each of the cathodes may be independently biased relative to its respective filament so as to vary the profile of the beam current that is extracted from the ion source. In certain embodiments, the ion source is used in conjunction with an ion implanter. The ion implanter comprises a beam profiler to measure the current of the ribbon ion beam as a function of beam position. A controller uses this information to independently control the bias voltages of the two indirectly heated cathodes so as to vary the uniformity of the ribbon ion beam. In certain embodiments, the current passing through each filament may also be independently controlled by the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Bon-Woong Koo, Jun Lu, Frank Sinclair, Eric D. Hermanson, Joseph E. Pierro, Michael D. Johnson, Michael S. DeLucia, Antonella Cucchetti
  • Publication number: 20190216493
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a body assembly, a shaft, an acoustic waveguide, an articulation section, an end effector, and an articulation drive assembly. The shaft extends distally from the body assembly and defines a longitudinal axis. The acoustic waveguide comprises a flexible portion. The articulation section is coupled with the shaft. A portion of the articulation section encompasses the flexible portion of the waveguide. The articulation section comprises a plurality of body portions aligned along the longitudinal axis and a flexible locking member. The flexible locking member is operable to secure the body portions in relation to each other and in relation to the shaft. The end effector comprises an ultrasonic blade in acoustic communication with the waveguide. The articulation drive assembly is operable to drive articulation of the articulation section to thereby deflect the end effector from the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Barry C. Worrell, Benjamin J. Danziger, Benjamin D. Dickerson, Brian D. Black, Cara L. Shapiro, Charles J. Scheib, Craig N. Faller, Daniel J. Mumaw, David J. Cagle, David T. Martin, David A. Monroe, Disha V. Labhasetwar, Foster B. Stulen, Frederick L. Estera, Geoffrey S. Strobl, Gregory W. Johnson, Jacob S. Gee, Jason R. Sullivan, Jeffrey D. Messerly, Jeffrey S. Swayze, John A. Hibner, John B. Schulte, Joseph E. Hollo, Kristen G. Denzinger, Kristen L. D'Uva, Matthew C. Miller, Michael R. Lamping, Richard W. Timm, Rudolph H. Nobis, Ryan M. Asher, Stephen M. Leuck, Tylor C. Muhlenkamp, William B. Weisenburgh, II, William A. Olson
  • Publication number: 20190170076
    Abstract: A control system and method for controlling vehicle launch includes receiving a request to enable a launch control feature of a traction control system of the vehicle, the launch control feature being configured to improve torque transfer from an engine of the vehicle to a driveline of the vehicle; and in response to receiving the enable request for the launch control feature, generating a torque reserve at the engine by (i) increasing airflow into the engine to a level greater than a level for achieving a torque request for the engine and (ii) deactivating a predetermined set of cylinders of the engine by disabling their respective fuel injectors; detecting an intent of the driver to launch the vehicle; and in response to detecting the intent of the driver to launch the vehicle, releasing the torque reserve to increase a torque output of the engine based on the engine torque request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: James M. Wilder, Christopher E. Pueppke, Joseph M. Johnson, Ibrahim Alkeilani, Anwar Alkeilani
  • Patent number: 9832973
    Abstract: The automatically attaching collar clasps are installed in an animal bait station. The bait station has an inlet so that when an animal is positioned in the inlet, a male clasp on one side of the inlet automatically converges with a female clasp on the opposite side to the inlet to create a ratcheting connection and thereby secures a collar around the neck of the targeted animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by The Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: Joe M. Pound, Kimberly H. Lohmeyer, Gary R. Earl, Randy W. Ryan, Jr., Joseph E. Johnson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9795114
    Abstract: The automatically detachable collar pendant system is structured so that when the system receives a signal, one end of the collar is released from the rest of the collar body, thereby unfastening the collar and allowing the collar to fall off of a target animal. The “signal” may comprise a magnetic or induction heat signal. In the preferred embodiment, the signal is received (and the collar is unfastened) when the target animal feeds at a specially-equipped bait station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: Joe M. Pound, Kimberly H. Lohmeyer, Gary R. Earl, Randy W. Ryan, Jr., Joseph E. Johnson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9718691
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for the formation of dispersions of nanotubes are provided using solution comprising an aromatic hydrocarbon and an electron donor group. Also provided are methods for isolating carbon nanotubes from the composition, and use of carbon nanotube products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Nanocomp Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph E. Johnson, Mark A. Banash, Paul R. Jarosz
  • Patent number: 9717292
    Abstract: A knee protection device includes congruently joined outer and inner cover members having cooperatively disposed arcuate configured portions disposed to minimize engagement between strap portions of the outer and inner cover members with a back portion of a knee portion of a leg of a person using the device. The device further includes an outer pad member fabricated from relatively pliable material and disposed adjacent to the outer cover member, and an inner pad member fabricated from relatively more pliable material than the outer pad member and disposed between the outer pad member and the inner cover member. The positions of the outer and inner pad members, relative to the outer and inner cover members, are maintained by thread inserted through the outer and inner cover members and adjacent to the pad members after the pad members have been centrally disposed between the cover members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Inventor: Joseph E. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20160338324
    Abstract: The automatically attaching collar clasps are installed in an animal bait station. The bait station has an inlet so that when an animal is positioned in the inlet, a male clasp on one side of the inlet automatically converges with a female clasp on the opposite side to the inlet to create a ratcheting connection and thereby secures a collar around the neck of the targeted animal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventors: Joe M. Pound, Kimberly H. Lohmeyer, Gary R. Earl, Randy W. Ryan, JR., Joseph E. Johnson, JR.
  • Publication number: 20160338318
    Abstract: The automatically detachable collar pendant system is structured so that when the system receives a signal, one end of the collar is released from the rest of the collar body, thereby unfastening the collar and allowing the collar to fall off of a target animal. The “signal” may comprise a magnetic or induction heat signal. In the preferred embodiment, the signal is received (and the collar is unfastened) when the target animal feeds at a specially-equipped bait station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventors: Joe M. Pound, Kimberly H. Lohmeyer, Gary R. Earl, Randy W. Ryan, JR., Joseph E. Johnson, JR.
  • Publication number: 20160278455
    Abstract: A knee protection device includes congruently joined outer and inner cover members having cooperatively disposed arcuate configured portions disposed to minimize engagement between strap portions of the outer and inner cover members with a back portion of a knee portion of a leg of a person using the device. The device further includes an outer pad member fabricated from relatively pliable material and disposed adjacent to the outer cover member, and an inner pad member fabricated from relatively more pliable material than the outer pad member and disposed between the outer pad member and the inner cover member. The positions of the outer and inner pad members, relative to the outer and inner cover members, are maintained by thread inserted through the outer and inner cover members and adjacent to the pad members after the pad members have been centrally disposed between the cover members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventor: Joseph E. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20150276479
    Abstract: A method of spectral measurement utilizing sensing devices that employ light or radiation sources. The method provides a uniform spectra or wavelength intensity reading with respect to the temperature or intensity by using an algorithm that incorporates the thermal aspects of the light or radiation source with the spectral, sensing or color attributes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Applicant: Intellectual Property Transfer, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph E. JOHNSON, Monique T. CLAVERIE, Michael J. JOHNSON, David H. TRACY
  • Publication number: 20150276594
    Abstract: A method of performing analysis of samples having turbidity and the related apparatus is disclosed. The analysis utilizes information from light scattered from a light path with a detector at an angle of approximately ninety degrees from the light path. The apparatus consists of a light source comprising one or more light emitting diodes, a transparent sample chamber, and a detector comprising a linear variable filter and a photoelectric sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Applicant: Intellectual Property Transfer, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph E. JOHNSON, Monique T. CLAVERIE, Michael J. JOHNSON, Thomas E. DEVLIN
  • Publication number: 20140366773
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for the formation of dispersions of nanotubes are provided using solution comprising an aromatic hydrocarbon and an electron donor group. Also provided are methods for isolating carbon nanotubes from the composition, and use of carbon nanotube products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: Nanocomp Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph E. Johnson, Mark A. Banash, Paul R. Jarosz
  • Publication number: 20140247442
    Abstract: A light weight, portable spectroradiometer device has an optical system that directs incoming wavelengths of light to impinge upon a three-dimensional sensor comprised of a linear variable filter in direct contact with a photodiode array. The linear variable filter can be a specific band pass filter coating that has been geometrically wedged in one direction. The incoming wavelengths of light are transmitted through the three-dimensional sensor and differentiated into the pixels to be further processed into digital signals. A standard light source, either external or internal to the device, and emitting specified intensities over wavelengths may also be used to calibrate the spectroradiometer device, and samples of light with unknown intensities may be compared to the standard light source. The compact geometry of the optical system and sensor allows the device to be a compact, light weight three-dimensional spectroradiometer containing no moving parts and having a rapid measurement time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Inventors: Joseph E. Johnson, David L. Wooton
  • Patent number: 8271412
    Abstract: Methods and systems for network monitoring using network metrics which are generalized entropy functions of the Markov monoid matrix M generated by an altered connection matrix C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: University of South Carolina
    Inventor: Joseph E. Johnson
  • Patent number: 7649031
    Abstract: Various modified pigment products are described which are preferably capable of being dispersed in a variety of materials such as coatings, inks, toners, films, plastics, polymers, elastomers, and the like. The modified pigments are pigments having attached groups, such as polymeric groups, onto the pigment by means other than adsorption. A modified pigment product is described comprising a pigment having attached at least one group comprising the formula: —X-[NIon]pR wherein X comprises an aromatic group or an alkyl group, NIon comprises at least one type of non-ionic group, R represents hydrogen or comprises an aromatic group or an alkyl group, and p represents an integer of from 1 to 500. Modified pigment products are also described comprising a pigment having attached at least one alkylene oxide group or at least one polymeric group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignee: Cabot Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph E. Johnson, Nanying Bian, Collin P. Galloway
  • Publication number: 20090024549
    Abstract: Methods and systems for network monitoring using network metrics which are generalized entropy functions of the Markov monoid matrix M generated by an altered connection matrix C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Publication date: January 22, 2009
    Inventor: Joseph E. Johnson
  • Patent number: 7056962
    Abstract: Various modified pigment products are described which are preferably capable of being dispersed in a variety of materials such as coatings, inks, toners, films, plastics, polymers, elastomers, and the like. The modified pigments are pigments having attached groups, such as polymeric groups, onto the pigment by means other than adsorption. A modified pigment product is described comprising a pigment having attached at least one group comprising the formula: —X—[NIon]pR wherein X comprises an aromatic group or an alkyl group, NIon comprises at least one type of non-ionic group, R represents hydrogen or comprises an aromatic group or an alkyl group, and p represents an integer of from 1 to 500. Modified pigment products are also described comprising a pigment having attached at least one alkylene oxide group or at least one polymeric group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: Cabot Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph E. Johnson, Nanying Bian, Collin P. Galloway
  • Patent number: 6996552
    Abstract: New techniques are disclosed for manipulating information to preserve certainty in the initial variables. Numbers themselves may be presented in a way that indicates their degree of certainty (and information content), and these numbers are processed so that the certainty and information content of the result is also known. Further calculations devoid of sufficient certainty can be terminated while others having greater information can continue. The invention may be implemented in any appropriate computing machine, such as a digital computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2006
    Inventor: Joseph E. Johnson
  • Patent number: 6478863
    Abstract: Various modified pigment products are described which are preferably capable of being dispersed in a variety of materials such as coatings, inks, toners, films, plastics, polymers, elastomers, and the like. The modified pigments are pigments having attached groups, such as polymeric groups, onto the pigment by means other than adsorption. A modified pigment product is described comprising a pigment having attached at least one group comprising the formula: —X—[NIon]p,R wherein X comprises an aromatic group or an alkyl group, NIon comprises at least one type of non-ionic group, R represents hydrogen or comprises an aromatic group or an alkyl group, and p represents an integer of from 1 to 500. Modified pigment products are also described comprising a pigment having attached at least one alkylene oxide group or at least one polymeric group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2002
    Assignee: Cabot Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph E. Johnson, Nanying Bian, Collin P. Galloway