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: 10929272
    Abstract: A method of operating a telemetry system includes automatically populating a base field of a schema in an event definition using a logging library of the telemetry system for an event of an instrumented application, and automatically populating a conditional field of the schema in the event definition using the logging library in response to a selected condition for the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Amy M. Lewis, Ravi C. Shahani, Mahmood G. Qadir, Wojtek Kozaczynski, Brian R. Crawford, William M. Zintel, George Joy, Brian P. Ellis, Ken Ming-Kin Yip, Vitaliy Titov, Mark E. Russinovich, James O. Todd, Vito J. Sabella, Christopher M. Lang, Jonathan K. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20210013391
    Abstract: Approaches useful to operation of scalable processors with ever larger numbers of logic devices (e.g., qubits) advantageously take advantage of QFPs, for example to implement shift registers, multiplexers (i.e., MUXs), de-multiplexers (i.e., DEMUXs), and permanent magnetic memories (i.e., PMMs), and the like, and/or employ XY or XYZ addressing schemes, and/or employ control lines that extend in a “braided” pattern across an array of devices. Many of these described approaches are particularly suited for implementing input to and/or output from such processors. Superconducting quantum processors comprising superconducting digital-analog converters (DACs) are provided. The DACs may use kinetic inductance to store energy via thin-film superconducting materials and/or series of Josephson junctions, and may use single-loop or multi-loop designs. Particular constructions of energy storage elements are disclosed, including meandering structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Mark W. Johnson, Paul I. Bunyk, Andrew J. Berkley, Richard G. Harris, Kelly T. R. Boothby, Loren J. Swenson, Emile M. Hoskinson, Christopher B. Rich, Jan E.S. Johansson
  • Publication number: 20200378044
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a process and apparatus for formation of a fluid-entangled laminate web. The laminate web includes a support layer and a nonwoven projection web having a plurality of projections which are preferably hollow. The laminate web also includes a plurality of apertures interspersed with the projections. As a result of the fluid-entangling process, entangling fluid is directed through the support layer and into the projection web which is situated on a forming surface. The force of the entangling fluid causes the two layers to be joined to one another and the fluid causes a portion of the fibers in the projection web to be forced into openings present in a forming surface thereby forming the hollow projections. The force of the entangling fluid also causes the fibers of the two layers to be moved around protrusions present in the forming surface thereby forming the apertures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Mark J. Beitz, Stacy E. Evenson, Andrew T. Hammond, Sarah Kleuskens, Amy Q. Feng, Patrick D. Abney, Kevin G. Dolan, Robert M. Hill, Kroy D. Johnson, Niall Finn, Andy Butler, Danielle Kirby, Phil Penaia
  • Publication number: 20200371160
    Abstract: An electrical system comprising a battery system and a control system is disclosed. The battery system may comprise a first switching device, a first battery electrically coupled in series with the first switching device, a second battery electrically coupled in parallel with the first switching device and the first battery when the first switching device is in a closed position, and a second switching device coupled in series with a load. The control system may be configured to perform diagnostics on the battery system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Mark R. Johnson, Michael R. Blemberg, Ronald J. Dulle, Steven G. Rinaldo, Zoe H. Jin, Douglas G. Grimsley
  • Publication number: 20200275955
    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: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC INC.
    Inventors: Craig M. Squires, Mark C. Dace, Nikhi S. Kulkarni, Chris E. Johnson, John G. Heller
  • Patent number: 10760214
    Abstract: A method of producing a paper product by forming a paper web on a paper machine, the web including a plurality of sections, analyzing the web, marking the web, winding the web to form a parent roll after the web has been inspected and marked, assigning an action score to each section of the web, at least one action score having an action value, unwinding a web from a parent roll, reading at least one of a plurality of marks with a mark reading unit, obtaining the action score associated with a second one of the marks, calculating a distance between a mark read by the reading unit and the second one of the marks, changing at least one operational parameter of a converting line based upon the action score of the second of the marks when the distance is less than a threshold, and converting the paper web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: GPCP IP Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Andrew G. Bomstad, Thomas J. Petersen, Joseph A. Schulz, Gregory T. Johnson, Mark F. Gerrits
  • Publication number: 20200254864
    Abstract: A vehicle is provided including a frame assembly. The frame assembly includes a front frame module, a middle frame module, and a rear frame module. The front frame module is fastened to a front portion of the middle frame module. The rear frame module is fastened to a rear portion of the middle frame module. The middle frame module is interchangeable with at least one other middle frame module to change a length of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Mark P. Bergstrom, Brian T. Hertzberg, Brent D. Raske, Gary V. Owen, Benjamin M. Johnson, David D. Helgeson, Jeffrey G. Jepsen, Alyssa D. Johnson
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10603997
    Abstract: A vehicle is provided including a frame assembly. The frame assembly includes a front frame module, a middle frame module, and a rear frame module. The front frame module is fastened to a front portion of the middle frame module. The rear frame module is fastened to a rear portion of the middle frame module. The middle frame module is interchangeable with at least one other middle frame module to change a length of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Polaris Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Mark P. Bergstrom, Brian T. Hertzberg, Brent D. Raske, Gary V. Owen, Benjamin M. Johnson, David D. Helgeson, Jeffrey G. Jepsen, Alyssa D. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10600527
    Abstract: According to one aspect of the invention, a method to create a ceramic waste form from used nuclear fuel. An active metal salt waste, a rare earth metal waste, and raw materials are received. The active metal salt waste is combined with the rare earth metal waste, forming a waste salt. The waste salt is then heated to approximately 500° C. The raw materials are also heated to approximately 500° C. The waste salt and raw materials are then blended to form a homogenous waste mixture. The homogenous waste mixture is heated to a first predetermined temperature for a predetermined amount of time, creating a ceramic waste form. The ceramic waste form is cooled to a second predetermined temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: U.S Department of Energy
    Inventors: Mark A. Williamson, James L. Willit, Stanley G. Wiedmeyer, Terry R. Johnson, Javier Figueroa
  • Patent number: 10590488
    Abstract: Provided herein are kits, compositions and methods for cancer diagnosis, research and therapy, including but not limited to, cancer markers. In particular, the present invention relates to recurrent gene fusions (e.g., recurrent translocations involving TYK2) as diagnostic markers and clinical targets for cutaneous CD30-positive lymphoproliferative disorders (e.g., lymphomatoid papulosis; primary cutaneous anaplastic large cell lymphoma).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of Michigan
    Inventors: Kojo Elenitoba-Johnson, Mark J. Kiel, Delphine Rolland, Bryan L. Betz, Nathanael G. Bailey, Thirunavukkarasu Velusamy, Megan Lim
  • Publication number: 20200082955
    Abstract: According to one aspect of the invention, a method to create a ceramic waste form from used nuclear fuel. An active metal salt waste, a rare earth metal waste, and raw materials are received. The active metal salt waste is combined with the rare earth metal waste, forming a waste salt. The waste salt is then heated to approximately 500° C. The raw materials are also heated to approximately 500° C. The waste salt and raw materials are then blended to form a homogenous waste mixture. The homogenous waste mixture is heated to a first predetermined temperature for a predetermined amount of time, creating a ceramic waste form. The ceramic waste form is cooled to a second predetermined temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Mark A. Williamson, James L. Willit, Stanley G. Wiedmeyer, Terry R. Johnson, Javier Figueroa
  • 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
  • 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