Patents by Inventor Mark G. Johnson

Mark G. 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: 10435839
    Abstract: A paper web includes a surface having a plurality of sections. At least one section of the plurality of sections has a plurality of positions. The plurality of positions each has an equal length and is obtained by subdividing the at least one section. The paper web also includes ink applied to the surface of the paper web at some of the plurality of positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: GPCP IP Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Andrew G. Bomstad, Thomas J. Petersen, Joseph A. Schulz, Gregory T. Johnson, Mark F. Gerrits
  • Patent number: 10435840
    Abstract: A method of controlling a converting line that produces a paper product. The method includes unwinding a paper web from a parent roll on a converting line having a plurality of operational parameters. The paper web includes a plurality of sections and a plurality of marks, with at least one mark assigned to each of the plurality of sections and each mark associated with a paper rating. At least one of the plurality of marks is read with a mark reading unit. The paper rating associated with the at least one mark read by the reading unit is obtained. At least one operational parameter of the converting line based upon the obtained paper rating is changed. The paper web is converted into a paper product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: GPCP IP Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Andrew G. Bomstad, Thomas J. Petersen, Joseph A. Schulz, Gregory T. Johnson, Mark F. Gerrits
  • Patent number: 10393502
    Abstract: Real-time swept source OCT data is most often sampled using a specially cut hardware k-clock. The present invention involves mathematically resampling signals within an FPGA-based data acquisition board based on data sampled from a wide free spectral range reference interferometer. The FPGA can then multiply up the reference clock rate to achieve greater imaging depth. The Nyquist fold-over depth can thus be programmed from a standard reference to an arbitrary depth, much as PLL frequency synthesizer can produce many frequencies from a standard stable reference. The system is also capable of real-time performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: AXSUN TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Bartley C. Johnson, Noble G. Larson, Brian Goldberg, Mark E. Kuznetsov
  • Patent number: 9214243
    Abstract: A three-dimensional memory is provided that includes a first memory level and a second memory level monolithically formed above the first memory level. The first memory level includes a first steering element coupled in series with and vertically stacked above or below a first non-volatile state change element. The second memory level includes a second steering element coupled in series with and vertically stacked above or below a second non-volatile state change element. Other aspects are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: SanDisk 3D LLC
    Inventors: Mark G. Johnson, Thomas H. Lee, Vivek Subramanian, Paul Michael Farmwald, James M. Cleeves
  • Patent number: 9171857
    Abstract: There is provided a monolithic three dimensional array of charge storage devices which includes a plurality of device levels, wherein at least one surface between two successive device levels is planarized by chemical mechanical polishing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: SANDISK 3D LLC
    Inventors: Thomas H. Lee, Vivek Subramanian, James M. Cleeves, Igor G. Kouznetsov, Mark G. Johnson, Paul Michael Farmwald
  • Patent number: 8981457
    Abstract: There is provided a monolithic three dimensional array of charge storage devices which includes a plurality of device levels, wherein at least one surface between two successive device levels is planarized by chemical mechanical polishing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: SanDisk 3D LLC
    Inventors: Thomas H. Lee, Vivek Subramanian, James M. Cleeves, Mark G. Johnson, Paul Michael Farmwald, Igor G. Kouznetzov
  • Publication number: 20150044833
    Abstract: There is provided a monolithic three dimensional array of charge storage devices which includes a plurality of device levels, wherein at least one surface between two successive device levels is planarized by chemical mechanical polishing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas H. Lee, Vivek Subramanian, James M. Cleeves, Igor G. Kouznetsov, Mark G. Johnson, Paul Michael Farmwald
  • Patent number: 8897056
    Abstract: A pillar-shaped memory cell is provided that includes a steering element, and a non-volatile state change element coupled in series with the steering element. Other aspects are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: SanDisk 3D LLC
    Inventors: Mark G. Johnson, Thomas H. Lee, Vivek Subramanian, Paul Michael Farmwald, James M. Cleeves
  • Patent number: 8853765
    Abstract: There is provided a monolithic three dimensional array of charge storage devices which includes a plurality of device levels, wherein at least one surface between two successive device levels is planarized by chemical mechanical polishing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Sandisk 3D LLC
    Inventors: Thomas H. Lee, Vivek Subramanian, James M. Cleeves, Igor G. Kouznetsov, Mark G. Johnson, Paul Michael Farmwald
  • Patent number: 8823076
    Abstract: There is provided a monolithic three dimensional array of charge storage devices which includes a plurality of device levels, wherein at least one surface between two successive device levels is planarized by chemical mechanical polishing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: SanDisk 3D LLC
    Inventors: Thomas H. Lee, Vivek Subramanian, James M. Cleeves, Igor G. Kouznetzov, Mark G. Johnson, Paul Michael Farmwald
  • Publication number: 20140239248
    Abstract: A three-dimensional memory is provided that includes a first memory level and a second memory level monolithically formed above the first memory level. The first memory level includes a first steering element coupled in series with and vertically stacked above or below a first non-volatile state change element. The second memory level includes a second steering element coupled in series with and vertically stacked above or below a second non-volatile state change element. Other aspects are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: SanDisk 3D LLC
    Inventors: Mark G. Johnson, Thomas H. Lee, Vivek Subramanian, Paul Michael Farmwald, James M. Cleeves
  • Publication number: 20140225180
    Abstract: There is provided a monolithic three dimensional array of charge storage devices which includes a plurality of device levels, wherein at least one surface between two successive device levels is planarized by chemical mechanical polishing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: SANDISK 3D LLC
    Inventors: Thomas H. Lee, Vivek Subramanian, James M. Cleeves, Igor G. Kouznetsov, Mark G. Johnson, Paul Michael Farmwald
  • Publication number: 20140217491
    Abstract: There is provided a monolithic three dimensional array of charge storage devices which includes a plurality of device levels, wherein at least one surface between two successive device levels is planarized by chemical mechanical polishing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: SANDISK 3D LLC
    Inventors: Thomas H. Lee, Vivek Subramanian, James M. Cleeves, Igor G. Kouznetzov, Mark G. Johnson, Paul Michael Farmwald
  • Publication number: 20130314970
    Abstract: A pillar-shaped memory cell is provided that includes a steering element, and a non-volatile state change element coupled in series with the steering element. Other aspects are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: SanDisk 3D LLC
    Inventors: Mark G. Johnson, Thomas H. Lee, Vivek Subramanian, Paul Michael Farmwald, James M. Cleeves
  • Patent number: 8575719
    Abstract: Silicon nitride antifuses can be advantageously used in memory arrays employing diode-antifuse cells. Silicon nitride antifuses can be ruptured faster and at a lower breakdown field than antifuses formed of other materials, such as silicon dioxide. Examples are given of monolithic three dimensional memory arrays using silicon nitride antifuses with memory cells disposed in rail-stacks and pillars, and including PN and Schottky diodes. Pairing a silicon nitride antifuse with a low-density, high-resistivity conductor gives even better device performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: SanDisk 3D LLC
    Inventors: Mark G. Johnson, N. Johan Knall, S. Brad Herner
  • Patent number: 8503215
    Abstract: A memory cell is provided that includes a steering element, and a non-volatile state change element coupled in series with the steering element. The steering element and state change element are disposed in a vertically-oriented pillar. Other aspects are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: SanDisk 3D LLC
    Inventors: Mark G. Johnson, Thomas H. Lee, Vivek Subramanian, Paul Michael Farmwald, James M. Cleeves
  • Publication number: 20120250396
    Abstract: A memory cell is provided that includes a steering element, and a non-volatile state change element coupled in series with the steering element. The steering element and state change element are disposed in a vertically-oriented pillar. Other aspects are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventors: Mark G. Johnson, Thomas H. Lee, Vivek Subramanian, Paul Michael Farmwald, James M. Cleeves
  • Publication number: 20120223380
    Abstract: There is provided a monolithic three dimensional array of charge storage devices which includes a plurality of device levels, wherein at least one surface between two successive device levels is planarized by chemical mechanical polishing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: SanDisk 3D LLC
    Inventors: Thomas H. Lee, Vivek Subramanian, James M. Cleeves, Andrew J. Walker, Christopher J. Petti, Igor G. Kouznetzov, Mark G. Johnson, Paul Michael Farmwald, Brad Herner
  • Patent number: D862821
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Thomas C. Meier, Mark W. Baldwin, Mario A. Davenport, Daniel J. Rebecca, Dennis G. Johnson, Lac V. Nguyen, George H. Kormanos
  • Patent number: D864510
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Thomas C. Meier, Mark W. Baldwin, Mario A. Davenport, Zachary A. Schaefer, Daniel J. Rebecca, Dennis G. Johnson, Lac V. Nguyen, George H. Kormanos