Patents by Inventor Lynn A. Johnson

Lynn A. 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: 10794130
    Abstract: A continuous circulation system and an connection assembly for establishing a threaded fluid seal to a side port of a continuous circulating sub, according an embodiment, is disclosed, having independently rotatable and movable first and second first engagement mechanisms. The first engagement mechanism may include first and second wrenches for engaging a pressure tap, checking pressure, removing and reinstalling a safety plug. The second engagement mechanism may include an adapter pipe for creating a threaded seal with the side port thereby allowing reliable high-pressure flow. The connection assembly automates the steps of checking pressure within the sub between the radial valve and safety plug, removing the safety plug, screwing the threaded adapter pipe into the side port, providing a flow path for drilling fluid, disengaging the threaded adapter pipe, replacing the safety plug and returning the continuous circulation sub to its original operational state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventors: Rachel Lynn Johnson, Alain J. Belanger, Aurelio Bottino, Gianmaria Leccacorvi, Michael Don Lewis
  • Patent number: 10744686
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for creating a structure including a vasculature network. A film deposition device is configured to dispense droplets onto a surface of a substrate to form a curable fugitive pre-patterned liquid film on the surface of the substrate. An electrohydrodynamic film patterning (EHD-FP) device has a patterned electrode structure formed to generate an electric field and to subject the film on the surface of the substrate to the electric field. The film thereby being formed by the EHD-FP into patterned features in response to being subjected to the electric field. Then a casting system is configured to cover the patterned features in an epoxy to form patterned structures, wherein the patterned structures comprise a fugitive vasculature structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: PALO ALTO RESEARCH CENTER INCORPORATED
    Inventors: David Mathew Johnson, Corie Lynn Cobb, John Steven Paschkewitz
  • Publication number: 20200191808
    Abstract: An instrument for processing a biological sample includes a chassis. Connected to the chassis is a tape path along which a tape with a matrix of wells can be automatically advanced through the instrument, a dispensing assembly for dispensing the biological sample and a reagent into the matrix of wells of the tape to form a biological sample and reagent mixture, a sealing assembly for sealing the biological sample and reagent mixture in the tape, and an amplification and detection assembly for detecting a signal from the biological sample and reagent mixture in the matrix of wells in the tape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Darren Lynn Cook, Eric Guy Johnson, Nathan Luther Westad, Andrew Richard Haug, James Henry Konynenbelt, Grant Edward Maasjo, Jared Whittier Patterson, Brent Conrad Urke, Ryan John Zitzmann, Chad Steven Smith
  • Patent number: 10620226
    Abstract: An instrument for processing a biological sample includes a chassis. Connected to the chassis is a tape path along which a tape with a matrix of wells can be automatically advanced through the instrument, a dispensing assembly for dispensing the biological sample and a reagent into the matrix of wells of the tape to form a biological sample and reagent mixture, a sealing assembly for sealing the biological sample and reagent mixture in the tape, and an amplification and detection assembly for detecting a signal from the biological sample and reagent mixture in the matrix of wells in the tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: DOUGLAS SCIENTIFIC, LLC
    Inventors: Darren Lynn Cook, Eric Guy Johnson, Nathan Luther Westad, Andrew Richard Haug, James Henry Konynenbelt, Grant Edward Maasjo, Jared Whittier Patterson, Brent Conrad Urke, Ryan John Zitzmann, Chad Steven Smith
  • Publication number: 20190363183
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a semiconductor device, having a semiconductor substrate comprising silicon carbide with a gate electrode disposed on a portion of the substrate on a first surface with, a drain electrode disposed on a second surface of the substrate. There is a dielectric layer disposed on the gate electrode and a remedial layer disposed about the dielectric layer, wherein the remedial layer is configured to mitigate negative bias temperature instability maintaining a change in threshold voltage of less than about 1 volt. A source electrode is disposed on the remedial layer, wherein the source electrode is electrically coupled to a contact region of the semiconductor substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen Daley Arthur, Joseph Darryl Michael, Tammy Lynn Johnson, David Alan Lilienfeld, Kevin Sean Matocha, Jody Alan Fronheiser, William Gregg Hawkins
  • Patent number: 10441603
    Abstract: The present invention relates to prebiotic compositions and formulations comprising an ?-hydroxy acid and salts thereof, such as lactic, glycolic, citric, tartaric or malic acid and a prebiotic agent, such as inulin, fructo-oligosaccharide (FOS), lactulose, galacto-oligosaccharide (GOS), raffinose, stachyose, isomalto-oligosaccharide, and xylo-oligosaccharide. Prebiotic compositions of the present invention provide a surprisingly synergist prebiotic effect and may be administered in several forms to a user, such as by application to a premoistened wiping substrate or dry bath tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: David William Koenig, Michael Andrew Zawadzki, Cathleen Mae Uttecht, Jeffrey Janne Johnson, David Andrew Moline, Rebecca Ann Vongsa, Amy Lynn Vanden Heuvel, YoungSook Kim, SangHa Park, Jessica Caroline Rogers
  • Patent number: 10393414
    Abstract: A flexible temperature management device that uses powered thermoelectric elements to transfer thermal energy between a user and the environment to thermally regulate the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: David Mathew Johnson, Corie Lynn Cobb
  • Patent number: 10384432
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a hierarchical laminate including forming a first hierarchical film, coating the first hierarchical film with an adhesive, stacking a second hierarchical film on the first hierarchical film, and curing the adhesive. A laminate structure has at least two electrohydrodynamic patterned film layers, the at least two layers being aligned and bonded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: PALO ALTO RESEARCH CENTER INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Corie Lynn Cobb, David Mathew Johnson
  • Patent number: 10367089
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a semiconductor device, having a semiconductor substrate comprising silicon carbide with a gate electrode disposed on a portion of the substrate on a first surface with, a drain electrode disposed on a second surface of the substrate. There is a dielectric layer disposed on the gate electrode and a remedial layer disposed about the dielectric layer, wherein the remedial layer is configured to mitigate negative bias temperature instability maintaining a change in threshold voltage of less than about 1 volt. A source electrode is disposed on the remedial layer, wherein the source electrode is electrically coupled to a contact region of the semiconductor substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Stephen Daley Arthur, Joseph Darryl Michael, Tammy Lynn Johnson, David Alan Lilienfeld, Kevin Sean Matocha, Jody Alan Fronheiser, William Gregg Hawkins
  • Patent number: 10353761
    Abstract: Described herein are apparatuses, methods, and computer readable media for asynchronous sensing and/or validating of data using a first sensor and a second sensor for a purpose of transforming input data into validated output data when at least one attribute of external data or the input data, as determined by a sensor, is missing. The external data is associated with the input data and is used for determining a set of attributes for the first sensor. The asynchronous sensing and/or validating of the input data enables faster transforming of the input data into the validated output data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Black Knight IP Holding Company, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Brian Sogorka, Mark Richard Johnson, John David Holbrook, Jeffrey Albert Sanderson, Ronald Lynn Frazier, Donald P. Smith
  • Patent number: 10331410
    Abstract: A true random number generator (TRNG) uses an analog circuit with a ring oscillator configured to collapse from an unstable oscillation state to a stable oscillation state at a random collapse time and counter counting a counter value representing the random collapse time. Various techniques are used to harden the TRNG including a truncator generating a true random number based on a truncation of the reference count value and a dedicated voltage regulator supplying power to the analog core including the ring oscillator. Techniques also include various solutions for drawing a constant current such as using a Gray code counter and adding noise current during and/or after the collapse event with a dummy inverter chain. Bit churning, bit obfuscation entropy enhancers and various post processing techniques may be employed to further harden the TRNG. An attack detection module may raise alerts when the TRNG is being attacked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: William Wesson, Scott Johnson, Karthika Periyathambi, Lynn Bos
  • Publication number: 20190153994
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a rotor blade panel of a wind turbine includes placing one or more fiber-reinforced outer skins into a mold of the rotor blade panel. The method also includes printing and depositing, via a computer numeric control (CNC) device, a plurality of rib members that form at least one three-dimensional (3-D) reinforcement grid structure onto an inner surface of the one or more fiber-reinforced outer skins. Further, the grid structure bonds to the one or more fiber-reinforced outer skins as the grid structure is deposited. Moreover, the method includes printing at least one additional feature into the grid structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: James Robert Tobin, Norman Arnold Turnquist, Stephen Bertram Johnson, Don Conrad Johnson, Thomas Merzhaeuser, Peggy Lynn Baehmann, Stefan Herr, Murray Fisher, Andrew McCalip, Alan M. Walker, Todd Anderson
  • Publication number: 20180202247
    Abstract: A continuous circulation system and an connection assembly for establishing a threaded fluid seal to a side port of a continuous circulating sub, according an embodiment, is disclosed, having independently rotatable and movable first and second first engagement mechanisms. The first engagement mechanism may include first and second wrenches for engaging a pressure tap, checking pressure, removing and reinstalling a safety plug. The second engagement mechanism may include an adapter pipe for creating a threaded seal with the side port thereby allowing reliable high-pressure flow. The connection assembly automates the steps of checking pressure within the sub between the radial valve and safety plug, removing the safety plug, screwing the threaded adapter pipe into the side port, providing a flow path for drilling fluid, disengaging the threaded adapter pipe, replacing the safety plug and returning the continuous circulation sub to its original operational state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Rachel Lynn Johnson, Alain J. Belanger, Aurelio Bottino, Gianmaria Leccacorvi, Michael Don Lewis
  • Patent number: 9961915
    Abstract: Methods and systems for treatment of grain for toxins and/or odor utilize a storage container having a grain storage space and an aeration floor that allows air to flow through the aeration floor into the grain storage space. Ozone (mixed with air) is supplied to the grain through the aeration floor under positive pressure, whereby ozone is forced through the aeration floor into a lower portion of the grain storage space. After an initial treatment time, the initial treatment time allowing for the ozone to reduce toxins and/or odor in a lowermost portion of the initial quantity of grain an effective or desired amount, a lowermost portion or a lower treated portion of the grain in the grain storage space is removed, and new grain is added on top of the grain in the grain storage space, all while continuing to supply ozone through the aeration floor under positive pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Archer Daniels Midland Co.
    Inventors: Lynn Johnson, DelRon E. Albert, Vane Case, Kevin C. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9960956
    Abstract: Determining flow rules in a software defined network (SDN) of a plurality of forwarding devices includes determining, by a controller device, a network adjacency matrix of the SDN, wherein the network adjacency matrix represents a topology of the SDN; placing, by the controller device, a phantom node in the network adjacency matrix, wherein the phantom node does not physically exist within the topology of the SDN and the phantom node is attached to a first node with maximum degree in the network adjacency matrix to create a phantom adjacency matrix, wherein the first node corresponds to a first forwarding device in the SDN; and determining, by the controller device, an adverse condition in the SDN using the phantom node, wherein the controller device is separate from the plurality of forwarding devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Jamie Lynn Johnson, Thomas Parker, Murali Tummala, John C. McEachen
  • Publication number: 20180092448
    Abstract: An apparatus includes three nail grooming structures each of varying sandpaper densities to allow the user to select the best one for optimum nail smoothness and when finished filing, an integrated outer cap is rotated to over a location which no longer exposes the grit surfaces so as to protect them from damage and maintain cleanliness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: Tamra Lynn Johnson, Paul William Johnson, Duane Alan Lundin, Warren Matthew Johnson
  • Patent number: 9808020
    Abstract: Methods and systems for treatment of grain in a storage container using ozone may be used for treating grain for toxins, insects, mold, and/or odor. Downdraft methods for applying high concentrations of ozone to grain in a storage container treat grain without generating ozone-related objectionable odors or with generation of only minimal ozone-related objectionable odors. A method for downdraft ozone treatment of grain with minimal generation of ozone-related objectionable odors involves providing a negative air pressure at a bottom of a volume of grain in a storage container. A high ozone concentration is generated in air above an upper surface of the volume of grain. The ozone is drawn down into the volume of grain using the negative air pressure for a treatment time sufficient to effectively treat the grain without causing significant ozone-related commercially-objectionable foreign odors in the grain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Archer Daniels Midland Co.
    Inventors: Kevin C. Johnson, Lynn Johnson, Delron E. Albert, Vane Case
  • Patent number: 9808021
    Abstract: Systems and methods for treating grain stored in a grain pile with ozone are effective for treating grain for toxins, insects, mold, and/or odor. A method according to embodiments of the invention involves monitoring at least one of temperature and odor at a plurality of aeration outlet locations spaced around the grain pile. When an abnormal temperature variance or odor is detected at one or more of the aeration outlet locations, a determination is made as to a problem location within the grain pile where a treatment of ozone should be applied, and a further determination is made as to how best to apply ozone to the problem location. Ozone is then applied to the problem location within the grain pile to minimize nascent problems in the grain pile. The ozone treatment may reduce molds and toxins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Archer Daniels Midland Co.
    Inventors: Kevin C. Johnson, Lynn Johnson, Delron E. Albert, Vane Case
  • Patent number: 9571423
    Abstract: A management application can automatically coordinate the decommissioning of ports in a switch, ensuring that ports are gracefully taken out of service without unnecessary interruption of service and triggering of automatic recovery functionality that may occur during manual decommissioning of ports. Embodiments may provide for decommissioning of F_ports only, E_ports only, or both F_ports and E_ports. Where link aggregation is provided for in the fabric, decommissioning of a port in a link aggregation group may be performed if there are other operational links in the group. Decommissioning of a non-aggregated port (or the last operational port in a link aggregation group) may be performed if there is a redundant path available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Nhan Trong Pham, Howard Lynn Johnson, Siming Li, Ethan John Cardwell, Scott Matthew Busch
  • Patent number: D776879
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Inventors: Paul William Johnson, Warren Matthew Johnson, Tamra Lynn Johnson, Duane Alan Lundin