Patents by Inventor Mark E. Johnson

Mark 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).

  • Publication number: 20200212514
    Abstract: Disclosed is a battery system comprising a battery pack having a plurality of cells, each of the plurality of cells each having a cell temperature; a battery management system coupled to the battery pack and designed to obtain temperature plurality of temperatures from the battery pack wherein the battery management system is configured to output a single battery pack temperature value. Further disclosed is a battery system comprising a battery pack having a plurality of cells, each of the plurality of cells each having a cell state of charge; a battery management system coupled to the battery pack and designed to obtain a plurality of state of charges from the battery pack, wherein the battery management system is configured to output a single battery pack state of charge value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Zhihong H. Jin, Renate Witt, Steven J. Wood, Mark R. Johnson, Michael E. Iverson, Matthew Elberson
  • Publication number: 20200206405
    Abstract: A blood treatment system with pressure sensors may be configured to control blood flow to and from the patient and use readings of the pressure sensors to determine a change in a pressure drop across a flow restriction in the blood circuit to estimate a condition of the machine or the patient, or outputting data responsive to the estimation. Further embodiments employ measurement of pressure drop to detect abnormal viscosity or viscosity variations in order to detect possible infection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: NxStage Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark T. WYETH, Robert Paul MCCARTY, Gregory YANTZ, James Ian JOHNSON, Joseph E. TURK, Jr., James M. BRUGGER, Jeffrey H. BURBANK
  • Patent number: 10695107
    Abstract: A spinal implant includes an intermediate portion and a first portion extending in a transverse orientation from the intermediate portion. The first portion includes an inner surface connectable with vertebral tissue adjacent a lamina. A second portion is spaced from the first portion and extends in a transverse orientation from the intermediate portion. The second portion includes an inner surface connectable with vertebral tissue adjacent a lamina. At least one of the first portion and the second portion includes an outer surface having a mating element engageable with a mating element of a surgical instrument. Systems, surgical instruments and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig M. Squires, Mark C. Dace, Nikhil S. Kulkarni, Chris E. Johnson, John G. Heller
  • Publication number: 20200199422
    Abstract: Cationic or zwitterionic polymer adhesives, adhesive articles, aqueous polymerizable pre-adhesive reaction mixtures, and methods of preparation that include internal incorporation of a phenolic resin. The aqueous polymerizable pre-adhesive reaction mixtures include one or more cationic (meth)acrylate monomers, one or more low Tg nonionic monomer having a (meth)acryloyl group, optionally one or more anionic (meth)acrylate monomers, and one or more phenolic resins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Ibrahim A. El Hedok, Mahfuza B. Ali, Elizabeth E. Johnson, Mark D. Purgett, Youhoon Kim, Prince P. Antony
  • Publication number: 20200198773
    Abstract: An aircraft landing gear structure according to the present disclosure includes a strut assembly and a wheel assembly operatively coupled to the strut assembly. The strut assembly includes an upper tubular housing and a lower tubular housing configured to be longitudinally translated with respect to the upper tubular housing such that the overall length of the strut assembly is transitioned between an extended configuration and a retracted configuration for stowage during flight. The wheel assembly includes a forward link pivotally coupled to the upper tubular housing and a truck beam that is pivotally coupled to the lower tubular housing such that translation of the lower tubular housing with respect to the upper tubular housing causes pivoting of the forward link and the truck beam with respect to one another, thereby tilting and/or raising a wheel of the wheel assembly with respect to the upper tubular housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Mark Nicholas Simpson, Mitchell Loren Ray Mellor, James E. Cusworth, Justin Cottet, Richard Kevin Johnson, George Sonnenburg
  • Patent number: 10685400
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide for an automated system for analyzing damage and processing claims associated with an insured item, such as a vehicle. An enhanced claims processing server may analyze damage associated with the insured item using photos/video transmitted to the server from a user device (e.g., a mobile device). The mobile device may receive feedback from the server regarding the acceptability of submitted photos/video, and if the server determines that any of the submitted photos/video is unacceptable, the mobile device may capture additional photos/video until all of the data are deemed acceptable. To aid in damage analysis, the server may also interface with various internal and external databases storing reference images of undamaged items and cost estimate information for repairing previously analyzed damages to similar items. Further still, the server may generate a payment for compensating a claimant for repair of the insured item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Brandmaier, Mark E. Faga, Robert H. Johnson, Daniel Koza, William Loo, Clint J. Marlow, Kurt M. Stricker
  • Publication number: 20200187316
    Abstract: A stair exerciser apparatus for simulating stair climbing includes a frame, a lower shaft and an upper shaft mounted rotatably on the frame, a conveyor operatively engaged with the upper shaft and the lower shaft, a plurality of steps, a flywheel and a one-way clutch mechanism. The plurality of steps are joined to the conveyor for movement with the conveyor. The flywheel is operatively engaged with the conveyor. The one-way clutch mechanism is operatively engaged with the conveyor and the flywheel. The one-way clutch mechanism is configured to selectively couple the conveyor with the flywheel such that motion of the plurality of steps in a first step direction drives rotation of the flywheel when the one-way clutch mechanism is engaged, and the one-way clutch mechanism decouples the conveyor from the flywheel when the one-way clutch mechanism is disengaged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: Johnson Health Tech. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Robert C Burck, Michael J Fidler, Alexander E Hanson, Noel R Johnson, Mark J Kannel
  • Patent number: 10664348
    Abstract: Technologies for managing fault recovery in a cloud computing environment may be used after faults of various sizes, including faults which put total functioning capacity below subscribed capacity. Computing services have repair priorities. A fault recovery manager selects a higher priority service whose capacity is below a minimum availability, and chooses a lower priority service still above its minimal availability, and reassigns capacity from the lower priority service to the higher priority service without depriving the lower priority service of operability. Capacity reassignment continues at least until the higher priority service is at or above minimal availability, or the lower priority service is at minimal availability. Lower priority services may also be terminated entirely to free up resources for higher priority services. New deployments may be prevented until all services are at or above minimal availability. Spare capacity may be reserved against demand fluctuations or further faults.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing LLC
    Inventors: James E. Johnson, Mark Russinovich
  • Publication number: 20200154667
    Abstract: Disclosed are alfalfa varieties with low or reduced lignin content, including an alfalfa seed designated CW 096043 deposited as ATCC Accession Number PTA-122473, an alfalfa seed designated CW 103009 deposited as ATCC Accession Number PTA-122475, an alfalfa seed designated CW 099079 deposited as ATCC Accession Number PTA-122474, an alfalfa seed designated CW 090075 deposited as ATCC Accession Number PTA-122471, an alfalfa seed designated CW 054004 deposited as ATCC Accession Number PTA-122470, an alfalfa seed designated CW 093009 deposited as ATCC Accession Number PTA-122472, and an alfalfa seed designated CW 104015 deposited as ATCC Accession Number PTA-122476.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: Alforex Seeds LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan M. Reich, David W. Johnson, Mark E. Darling, Tracy A. Engh
  • Publication number: 20200154666
    Abstract: Disclosed are alfalfa varieties with low or reduced lignin content, including an alfalfa seed designated CW 096043 deposited as ATCC Accession Number PTA-122473, an alfalfa seed designated CW 103009 deposited as ATCC Accession Number PTA-122475, an alfalfa seed designated CW 099079 deposited as ATCC Accession Number PTA-122474, an alfalfa seed designated CW 090075 deposited as ATCC Accession Number PTA-122471, an alfalfa seed designated CW 054004 deposited as ATCC Accession Number PTA-122470, an alfalfa seed designated CW 093009 deposited as ATCC Accession Number PTA-122472, and an alfalfa seed designated CW 104015 deposited as ATCC Accession Number PTA-122476.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: Alforex Seeds LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan M. Reich, David W. Johnson, Mark E. Darling, Tracy A. Engh
  • Patent number: 10652321
    Abstract: In various embodiments, methods and systems for optimizing allocation of dynamic resources are provided. A user service request resource instance is received at an allocator. The user service request resource instance is based on a dynamic resource protocol that supports generating and communicating resource instances between components in a resource allocation platform. The dynamic resource protocol also defines a set of rules for translating and representing resources as logical resource types and logical units. At a node, a node resource instance is generated and communicated, based on the dynamic resource protocol, from the node to the allocator. The node resource instance specifically comprises a resource interaction matrix that indicates dependencies between resource types. A resource allocation instance is generated at the allocator for the user service request resource instance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Eugene Russinovich, James E. Johnson, Ajay Mani, Bryan W. Tuttle, Alejandro Matute Gonzalez, Huy Vu-Bao Hoang
  • Patent number: 10639729
    Abstract: An apparatus for cutting a window covering comprises a saw for cutting the window blind. A clamp assembly moves the window covering relative to the saw. A controller moves the clamp assembly to automatically position an end of the window covering relative to the saw. The saw is moved into engagement with the window covering to cut the window covering. A dust collection system comprises a shroud substantially surrounds the bottom of the saw blade where the shroud is connected to a vortex dust collector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Hunter Douglas Industries Switzerland GmbH
    Inventors: Jason Begin, Clifford Birch, Ryan Bishop, Paul Christopher Brown, Thomas A. Caputo, Neil L. Casstevens, Timothy D. Cluett, Patrick E. Foley, Mark A. Fox, Kristi Jane Georgi, Brian Bellamy Johnson, Grant Rorie Phillips, William Norris Scott, Martin Richard Van Buren, Neil John Varlamoff, Larry Todd Windham
  • Publication number: 20200129236
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses and systems are provided for non-invasive delivery of microwave therapy. Microwave energy may be applied to epidermal, dermal and subdermal tissue of a patient to achieve various therapeutic and/or aesthetic results. In one embodiment, the microwave energy is applied to a target tissue via an energy delivery applicator connected to an energy generator. The energy delivery applicator may comprise one or more antennas, including monopole, dipole, slot and/or waveguide antennas (among others) that are used to direct the microwave energy to the target tissue. The energy delivery applicator may also comprise a cooling element for avoiding thermal destruction to non-target tissue and/or a suction device to localize thermal treatment at specific portions of a skin fold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Mark E. DEEM, Daniel E. FRANCIS, Jessi Ernest JOHNSON, Steven W. KIM, Alexey SALAMINI
  • Patent number: 10624696
    Abstract: Systems, methods and devices for creating an effect using microwave energy to specified tissue are disclosed herein. A system for the application of microwave energy to a tissue can include, in some embodiments, a signal generator adapted to generate a microwave signal having predetermined characteristics, an applicator connected to the generator and adapted to apply microwave energy to tissue, the applicator comprising one or more microwave antennas and a tissue interface, a vacuum source connected to the tissue interface, a cooling source connected to said tissue interface, and a controller adapted to control the signal generator, the vacuum source, and the coolant source. The tissue may include a first layer and a second layer, the second layer below the first layer, and the controller is configured such that the system delivers energy such that a peak power loss density profile is created in the second layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: MIRADRY, INC.
    Inventors: Mark E. Deem, Daniel Francis, Jessi E. Johnson, Steven Kim, Alexey Salamini, Ted Su, Peter Smith, Dan Hallock
  • Patent number: 10630765
    Abstract: In various embodiments, methods and systems for optimizing allocation of multi-priority service instances are provided. In embodiments, a packing quality metric associated with each candidate node to which a service instance could be allocated are determined. An eviction cost associated with at least a portion of the candidate nodes to which the service instance could be allocated are determined. The eviction costs generally indicate a cost to evict a service instance from a corresponding node such that another service instance can be allocated to that node. At least a portion of the packing quality metrics and the eviction costs are used to select a node from the candidate nodes to which to allocate the service instance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Moscibroda, Yang Chen, James E. Johnson, Ajay Mani, Mark Eugene Russinovich
  • Patent number: 10597564
    Abstract: Cationic or zwitterionic polymer adhesives, adhesive articles, aqueous polymerizable pre-adhesive reaction mixtures, and methods of preparation that include internal incorporation of a phenolic resin. The aqueous polymerizable pre-adhesive reaction mixtures include one or more cationic (meth)acrylate monomers, one or more low Tg nonionic monomer having a (meth)acryloyl group, optionally one or more anionic (meth)acrylate monomers, and one or more phenolic resins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Ibrahim A. El Hedok, Mahfuza B. Ali, Elizabeth E. Johnson, Mark D. Purgett, You Hoon Kim, Prince P. Antony
  • Patent number: 10597146
    Abstract: An aircraft landing gear structure includes a strut assembly and a wheel assembly operatively coupled to the strut assembly. The strut assembly includes an upper tubular housing and a lower tubular housing configured to be longitudinally translated with respect to the upper tubular housing such that the overall length of the strut assembly is transitioned between an extended configuration and a retracted configuration for stowage during flight. The wheel assembly includes a forward link pivotally coupled to the upper tubular housing and a truck beam that is pivotally coupled to the lower tubular housing such that translation of the lower tubular housing with respect to the upper tubular housing causes pivoting of the forward link and the truck beam with respect to one another, thereby tilting and/or raising a wheel of the wheel assembly with respect to the upper tubular housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Mark Nicholas Simpson, Mitchell Loren Ray Mellor, James E. Cusworth, Justin Cottet, Richard Kevin Johnson, George Sonnenburg
  • Patent number: 10596409
    Abstract: A stair exerciser apparatus for simulating stair climbing includes a frame, a lower shaft and an upper shaft mounted rotatably on the frame, a conveyor operatively engaged with the upper shaft and the lower shaft, a plurality of steps, a flywheel and a one-way clutch mechanism. The plurality of steps are joined to the conveyor for movement with the conveyor. The flywheel is operatively engaged with the conveyor. The one-way clutch mechanism is operatively engaged with the conveyor and the flywheel. The one-way clutch mechanism is configured to selectively couple the conveyor with the flywheel such that motion of the plurality of steps in a first step direction drives rotation of the flywheel when the one-way clutch mechanism is engaged, and the one-way clutch mechanism decouples the conveyor from the flywheel when the one-way clutch mechanism is disengaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson Health Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Robert C Burck, Michael J Fidler, Alexander E Hanson, Noel R Johnson, Mark J Kannel
  • Patent number: 10580075
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide for an automated system for analyzing damage to process claims associated with an insured item, such as a vehicle. An enhanced claims processing server may analyze damage associated with the insured item using photos/video transmitted to the server from a user device (e.g., a mobile device). The enhanced claims processing server may submit a signal that locks one or more portions of an application on the mobile device used to submit the photos/videos. The mobile device may receive feedback from the server regarding the acceptability of submitted photos/video. The photos may further be annotated using, for example, a touch screen display. An estimate, such as a cost estimate, may be determined for the damage associated with the insured item based on the photos and/or annotations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Brandmaier, Mark E. Faga, Robert H. Johnson, Daniel Koza, William Loo, Clint J. Marlow, Philip Peter Ramirez, Kurt M. Stricker
  • Patent number: 10572944
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide for an automated system for analyzing damage to process claims associated with an insured item, such as a vehicle. An enhanced claims processing server may analyze damage associated with the insured item using photos/video transmitted to the server from a user device (e.g., a mobile device). The enhanced claims processing server may submit a signal that locks one or more portions of an application on the mobile device used to submit the photos/videos. The mobile device may receive feedback from the server regarding the acceptability of submitted photos/video. The photos may further be annotated using, for example, a touch screen display. An estimate, such as a cost estimate, may be determined for the damage associated with the insured item based on the photos and/or annotations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Brandmaier, Mark E. Faga, Robert H. Johnson, Daniel Koza, William Loo, Clint J. Marlow, Philip Peter Ramirez, Kurt M. Stricker