Patents by Inventor Kent Johnson

Kent 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: 10970248
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for processing Ethernet packets at a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA). One programmable integrated circuit includes: an internal network on chip (iNOC) comprising rows and columns; clusters, coupled to the iNOC, comprising a network access point (NAP) and programmable logic; and an Ethernet controller coupled to the iNOC. When the controller operates in packet mode, each complete inbound Ethernet packet is sent from the controller to one of the NAPs via the iNOC, where two or more NAPs are configurable to receive the complete inbound Ethernet packets from the controller. The controller is configurable to operate in quad segment interface (QSI) mode where each complete inbound Ethernet packet is broken into segments, which are sent from the controller to different NAPs via the iNOC, where two or more NAPs are configurable to receive the complete inbound Ethernet packets from the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Achronix Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Kent Orthner, Travis Johnson, Quinn Jacobson, Sarma Jonnavithula
  • Publication number: 20210074099
    Abstract: Techniques for providing access control are disclosed. The techniques include: receiving, by an access control system, point cloud data associated with a field of view of a sensor; based on the point cloud data, determining that an object is entering a physical zone of interest in the field of view; and determining, by the access control system, an access control result indicating that the object is authorized to access the physical zone of interest or is not authorized to access the physical zone of interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Stephen Edward Caroselli, David John Perotti, Michael Anthony Johnson, Daniel Kent, Frederic Katz, Luis Valle Rhor
  • Patent number: 10936525
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for distributing Ethernet packets at a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA). One programmable integrated circuit includes: an iNOC comprising iNOC rows and iNOC columns; a set of clusters coupled to the iNOC, each cluster comprising a vertical network access point (NAP) for iNOC column communications, a horizontal NAP for iNOC row communications, a valid signal, and programmable logic, where the vertical NAP is connected to the horizontal NAP when the valid signal is activated; and an Ethernet controller coupled to the iNOC, the Ethernet controller configurable to send Ethernet-packet segments to the vertical NAPs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Achronix Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Kent Orthner, Travis Johnson, Quinn Jacobson, Sarma Jonnavithula
  • Publication number: 20210033523
    Abstract: Luminescence test measurements are conducted using an assay module having integrated electrodes with a reader apparatus adopted to receive assay modules, induce luminescence, preferably electrode induced luminescence, in the wells or assay regions of the assay modules and measure the induced luminescence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: Meso Scale Technologies, LLC.
    Inventors: Jacob N. Wohlstadter, Eli Glezer, James Wilbur, George Sigal, Kent Johnson, Charles Clinton, Alan Kishbaugh, Bandele Jeffrey-Coker, Jeff D. Debad, Alan B. Fischer
  • Publication number: 20210031924
    Abstract: Systems and methods for monitoring passenger activity in an aircraft cabin environment to predict immediate future passenger needs. The systems and methods make use of sensors positioned within an aircraft cabin environment configured to sense condition changes of objects corresponding to predetermined service issues, device(s) usable by the service crew indicating the sensed condition changes, and processing circuitry configured to receive sensor signals and indicate the condition changes through the device(s) such that the service crew is made aware of the condition changes requiring actions to be completed by the service crew to attend to the immediate future passenger needs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Mark B. Dowty, Glenn A. Johnson, Kent Kroener
  • Patent number: 10838068
    Abstract: An obstacle avoidance system for an aircraft includes distance sensors mounted to the aircraft. The distance sensors each have one or more lasers for illuminating nearby obstacles and a detector for receiving laser light reflected off the nearby obstacles. A controller is configured for controlling the distance sensors and for determining distances between the distance sensor and the nearby obstacles based on data received from the detector. At least one camera may be externally mounted to the aircraft to provide images of the nearby obstacles. A user interface displays the images and the distances of the nearby obstacles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Textron Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Jens Jorgen Lukoschat, Andrew Kent Johnson
  • Publication number: 20200356514
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for distributing Ethernet packets at a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA). One programmable integrated circuit includes: an iNOC comprising iNOC rows and iNOC columns; a set of clusters coupled to the iNOC, each cluster comprising a vertical network access point (NAP) for iNOC column communications, a horizontal NAP for iNOC row communications, a valid signal, and programmable logic, where the vertical NAP is connected to the horizontal NAP when the valid signal is activated; and an Ethernet controller coupled to the iNOC, the Ethernet controller configurable to send Ethernet-packet segments to the vertical NAPs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Kent Orthner, Travis Johnson, Quinn Jacobson, Sarma Jonnavithula
  • Publication number: 20200356522
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for processing Ethernet packets at a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA). One programmable integrated circuit includes: an internal network on chip (iNOC) comprising rows and columns; clusters, coupled to the iNOC, comprising a network access point (NAP) and programmable logic; and an Ethernet controller coupled to the iNOC. When the controller operates in packet mode, each complete inbound Ethernet packet is sent from the controller to one of the NAPs via the iNOC, where two or more NAPs are configurable to receive the complete inbound Ethernet packets from the controller. The controller is configurable to operate in quad segment interface (QSI) mode where each complete inbound Ethernet packet is broken into segments, which are sent from the controller to different NAPs via the iNOC, where two or more NAPs are configurable to receive the complete inbound Ethernet packets from the controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Kent Orthner, Travis Johnson, Quinn Jacobson, Sarma Jonnavithula
  • Patent number: 10782227
    Abstract: Luminescence test measurements are conducted using an assay module having integrated electrodes with a reader apparatus adapted to receive assay modules, induce luminescence, preferably electrode induced luminescence, in the wells or assay regions of the assay modules and measure the induced luminescence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Meso Scale Technologies, LLC.
    Inventors: Jacob N. Wohlstadter, Eli Glezer, James Wilbur, George Sigal, Kent Johnson, Charles Clinton, Alan Kishbaugh, Bandele Jeffrey-Coker, Jeff D. Debad, Alan B. Fischer
  • Patent number: 10729123
    Abstract: A spraying system for spraying a fluid includes a nozzle, a valve configured to control fluid flow through the nozzle, a sensor configured to transmit a detection signal upon detection of a target, a user interface configured to receive application rate information and target population information from an operator, and a control system communicatively coupled to the user interface, the sensor, and the valve. The control system is configured to determine a specific volume of fluid per target to be dispensed by the valve based on the application rate information and the target population information input to the user interface, and to transmit a control signal to the valve at least in part in response to receiving the detection signal. The control signal actuates the valve such that the determined specific volume of fluid per target is sprayed by the nozzle on or adjacent to the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Capstan Ag Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Troy C. Kolb, Adam Madison, Tyron Johnson, Kent Dieball, Anthony Moeder
  • Publication number: 20200240903
    Abstract: Luminescence test measurements are conducted using an assay module having integrated electrodes with a reader apparatus adapted to receive assay modules, induce luminescence, preferably electrode induced luminescence, in the wells or assay regions of the assay modules and measure the induced luminescence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: Meso Scale Technologies, LLC.
    Inventors: Jacob N. Wohlstadter, Eli Glezer, James Wilbur, George Sigal, Kent Johnson, Charles Clinton, Alan Kishbaugh, Bandele Jeffrey-Coker, Jeff D. Debad, Alan B. Fischer
  • Patent number: 10707875
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for routing packets on a network on chip (NOC) within a programmable integrated circuit. One programmable integrated circuit comprises a plurality of clusters disposed on a plurality of cluster rows and a plurality of cluster columns, an internal network on chip (iNOC) comprising iNOC rows and iNOC columns, an external network on chip (eNOC) connected to the iNOC rows and the iNOC columns, and a field programmable gate array Control Unit (FCU) for configuring programmable logic in the plurality of clusters based on a first configuration received by the FCU. The FCU is connected to the eNOC, where the FCU communicates with the plurality of clusters via the iNOC and the eNOC. The FCU is configured for receiving a second configuration from the programmable logic in the plurality of clusters for reconfiguring a component of the programmable integrated circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Achronix Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Kent Orthner, Travis Johnson, Sarma Jonnavithula
  • Patent number: 10608640
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for implementing a network on chip (NOC). One programmable integrated circuit comprises a plurality of clusters, an internal network on chip (iNOC), and an external network on chip (eNOC) outside the plurality of clusters. The plurality of clusters is disposed on a plurality of cluster rows and a plurality of cluster columns, each cluster comprising programmable logic. Further, the iNOC comprises iNOC rows and iNOC columns. Each iNOC row is configured for transporting data and comprising connections to clusters in a cluster row and the eNOC, and each iNOC column is configured for transporting data and comprising connections to clusters in a cluster column and the eNOC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Achronix Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Kent Orthner, Travis Johnson, Sarma Jonnavithula
  • Patent number: 10539501
    Abstract: Luminescence test measurements are conducted using an assay module having integrated electrodes with a reader apparatus adapted to receive assay modules, induce luminescence, preferably electrode induced luminescence, in the wells or assay regions of the assay modules and measure the induced luminescence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Meso Scale Technologies, LLC.
    Inventors: Jacob N. Wohlstadter, Eli Glezer, James Wilbur, George Sigal, Kent Johnson, Charles Clinton, Alan Kishbaugh, Bandele Jeffrey-Coker, Jeff D. Debad, Alan B. Fischer
  • Publication number: 20190257823
    Abstract: Multiplexed test measurements are conducted using an assay module having a plurality of assay domains. In preferred embodiments, these measurements are conducted in assay modules having integrated electrodes with a reader apparatus adapted to receive assay modules, induce luminescence, preferably electrode induced luminescence, in the wells or assay regions of the assay modules and measure the induced luminescence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: Meso Scale Technologies, LLC.
    Inventors: Eli N. Glezer, Kent Johnson, Michael Tsionsky, John H. Kenten, Jeff D. Debad, Robert M. Umek, Paula Denney Eason, Hans Biebuyck, Jacob N. Wohlstadter, James Wilbur, George Sigal, Niranjan Y. Sardesai
  • Patent number: 10371045
    Abstract: A multicylinder internal combustion free-piston engine (FPE) with synchronized reciprocating plungers. The invention provides a solution for the problem of the slow engine speed typical of FPE's with heavy plunger mass. Bounce chambers fitted with sleeve valves control the engine's speed and stroke length. The invention's configuration prevents piston head-strikes and operates at standard compression ratios. Piston “pop-top” intake valves allow uniflow scavenging and connecting rod oil channels provide lubrication with no combustion chamber contamination. Poppet combustion head valves are operated by linear cams attached to the plungers. Hydraulic valve actuators implement variable valve timing under computer control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventor: Alan Kent Johnson
  • Publication number: 20190153936
    Abstract: A multicylinder internal combustion free-piston engine (FPE) with synchronized reciprocating plungers. The invention provides a solution for the problem of the slow engine speed typical of FPE's with heavy plunger mass. Bounce chambers fitted with sleeve valves control the engine's speed and stroke length. The invention's configuration prevents piston head-strikes and operates at standard compression ratios. Piston “pop-top” intake valves allow uniflow scavenging and connecting rod oil channels provide lubrication with no combustion chamber contamination. Poppet combustion head valves are operated by linear cams attached to the plungers. Hydraulic valve actuators implement variable valve timing under computer control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventor: Alan Kent Johnson
  • Publication number: 20190137628
    Abstract: An obstacle avoidance system for an aircraft includes distance sensors mounted to the aircraft. The distance sensors each have one or more lasers for illuminating nearby obstacles and a detector for receiving laser light reflected off the nearby obstacles. A controller is configured for controlling the distance sensors and for determining distances between the distance sensor and the nearby obstacles based on data received from the detector. At least one camera may be externally mounted to the aircraft to provide images of the nearby obstacles. A user interface displays the images and the distances of the nearby obstacles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Jens Jorgen Lukoschat, Andrew Kent Johnson
  • Publication number: 20180282901
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein are related to polycrystalline textured materials exhibiting heterogeneous templated grain growth, methods of forming such materials, and related systems. An example of a method of forming a polycrystalline textured material exhibiting heterogeneous templated grain growth includes providing a plurality of seeds. The method also includes aligning at least some of the plurality of seeds (e.g., single-crystal seeds) so that a selected crystallographic orientation of at least some of the plurality of seeds are substantially aligned with each other. Additionally, the method includes positioning the plurality of seeds in a powder matrix. The method then includes pressing the plurality of seeds and the powdered matrix to form a green body. Further, the method includes sintering the green body at a temperature that is sufficient to grow a plurality of grains from corresponding ones of the plurality of seeds to form the polycrystalline textured material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: Brigham Young University
    Inventors: Oliver Kent JOHNSON, Dallin James FRANDENSEN
  • Publication number: 20170370827
    Abstract: Luminescence test measurements are conducted using an assay module having integrated electrodes with a reader apparatus adapted to receive assay modules, induce luminescence, preferably electrode induced luminescence, in the wells or assay regions of the assay modules and measure the induced luminescence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Applicant: Meso Scale Technologies, LLC.
    Inventors: Jacob N. Wohlstadter, Eli Glezer, James Wilbur, George Sigal, Kent Johnson, Charles Clinton, Alan Kishbaugh, Bandele Jeffrey-Coker, Jeff D. Debad, Alan B. Fischer