Patents by Inventor Mark Johnson

Mark 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: 10694648
    Abstract: A system places a pin into at least one hole on an article. The system generally includes a moveable base on which the article is located, a press head for holding and inserting the pin into the hole, a first vision system to capture a first image of a designated hole on the article, and a second vision system to capture second and third images of the held pin relative to the press head respectively from two vantage points. A computing unit is configured to assign a relative coordinate consisting of a X-value and a Y-value being correspondingly indicative to an actual location of the hole, compute relative deviations presented between the held pin and the designated hole, and move the base to adjust the article in a manner correcting or compensating for the computed deviation prior to inserting the held pin into the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignees: KORVIS LLC, KORVIS AUTOMATION (SHANGHAI) CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Mark Trevisiol, Barry Johnson, Yi Qiang Yang
  • Patent number: 10687800
    Abstract: A suturing device includes an elongate body, an actuator, a needle holder and a stabilizer. The elongate body includes a proximal end portion and a distal end portion. The actuator interacts with the elongate body and is operable between a first operating position and a second operating position. The needle holder extends away from the distal end portion or is provided as part of the distal end portion of the elongate body. The needle holder defines a needle passage and a distal opening. The stabilizer connects with the elongate body and is configured to engage an upper edge of an associated tubular retractor so as to limit movement of the elongate body with respect to the associated tubular retractor when the stabilizer is engaged with the tubular retractor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: DURASTAT LLC
    Inventors: David Greg Anderson, Mark F. Kurd, Jay Tapper, Jens Johnson
  • Patent number: 10692027
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the invention can be a method of protecting confidentiality in a real-time survey, the method including receiving from each of a plurality of organization respondents a real-time response to a survey topic; receiving an indication of an organizational change affecting a first member of the organization, the organizational change comprising the first member departing or joining a first department, the first department comprising a plurality of first department respondents, the plurality of first department respondents being a first subset of the plurality of organization respondents; defining a first safe group comprising a first subset of the plurality of first department respondents, the first safe group having first safe group responses to the survey topic; and providing a response report for at least the first department, the response report excluding the first safe group responses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: ENERGAGE, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Johnson Joi, Anthony Douglas Moquin, Douglas J. Claffey, Mark Daniel Suwyn, John W. Quillen, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10687740
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to systems and methods for processing, transmitting, and displaying data received from continuous analyte sensor, such as a glucose sensor. In some embodiments, the continuous analyte sensor system comprises a sensor electronics module that includes power saving features. One feature includes a low power measurement circuit that can be switched between a measurement mode and a low power mode, in which charging circuitry continues to apply power to electrodes of a sensor during the low power mode. In addition, the sensor electronics module can be switched between in a low power storage mode higher power operational mode via a switch. The switch can include a reed switch or optical switch, for example. A validation routine can also be implemented to ensure an interrupt signal sent from the switch is valid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Sebastian Bohm, Mark Dervaes, Eric Johnson, Apurv Ullas Kamath, Shawn Larvenz, Jacob S. Leach, Phong Lieu, Aarthi Mahalingam, Tom Miller, Paul V. Neale, Jack Pryor, Thomas A. Peyser, Daiting Rong, Kenneth San Vicente, Mohammad Ali Shariati, Peter C. Simpson, Matthew Wightlin
  • Publication number: 20200190541
    Abstract: An obstacle in the use of many primary cells is the significant cytotoxicity observed following transfection with circular or linearized DNA. Methods are provided for improving the survival of any primary cell following transfection with circular or linearized DNA. The methods of the invention are also useful for improving gene editing by endonucleases in DNA-transfected primary cells, and for improving the efficiency of targeted insertion of exogenous sequences into the genome of DNA-transfected primary cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Precision BioSciences, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Johnson
  • Publication number: 20200182497
    Abstract: Disclosed is an equalization vent usable for venting and drying a roof. In accordance with example embodiments, the equalization vent may include a base, a cup arranged in the base, a flexible membrane arranged in the cup, an airflow guide arranged on the base and the cup, and a cover on the air flow guide, wherein the flexible membrane allows air to flow through the vent when the pressure outside of the vent is less than the pressure inside the base and prevents air from flowing through the vent when the pressure outside of the vent is greater than pressure inside the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Stephen Pyle, Jim Johnson, David Harvey, Chris H. Hill, Mark Williamson, Andrew J. Six, Cole Van Lent
  • Patent number: 10677921
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for systems and methods to provide casting guidance for users of mobile structures, including watercraft. A casting guidance system includes a sonar transducer assembly and a logic device configured to communicate with the sonar transducer assembly. The sonar transducer assembly is adapted to be mounted to a mobile structure and placed in a body of water. The logic device is configured to identify one or more underwater targets in sonar data received from the sonar transducer assembly, determine casting guidance parameters corresponding to the one or more identified underwater targets, and generate at least one casting guidance identifier based, at least in part, on the determined casting guidance parameters. Subsequent user input, the sonar data, and/or the casting guidance parameters may be used to adjust a steering actuator, a propulsion system thrust, and/or other operational systems of the mobile structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: FLIR Belgium BVBA
    Inventors: Adam Murphy, Christopher Daniel Gatland, Mark Johnson
  • Patent number: 10669772
    Abstract: A movable wall system includes a plurality of movable wall panels including a first movable wall panel and a second moveable wall panel rotatably coupled together through at least one hinge. The movable wall system further includes a biasing system which biases the first movable wall panel and the second movable wall panel into an arrangement wherein a panel face of the first movable wall panel and a panel face of the second moveable wall panel are generally parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: MODERNFOLD, INC.
    Inventors: Michael W. Beeler, Mark A. Johnson, Bradley A. Jones, Thomas L. Goldsmith
  • Publication number: 20200167747
    Abstract: A document handler system and method includes timed operation functionality in which the manufacturer of the document handler may input coded information in the document handler to establish a timed operation of the document handler which may be contingent on continued payments for use of the document handler. Alternatively, or in addition, the timed operation may be used to establish an appropriate warranty period during which the manufacturer is obligated to provide repairs, modification and/or support for the document handler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Mark Henderson, Bryan Allen Wilcutt, Mark Adams, David Christopher Kubajak, Steven Johnson
  • Patent number: 10663339
    Abstract: A powder scooper with a funnel having a unitary body with a bottom wall and a sidewall both defining a scooping cavity, wherein the sidewall defines a funnel entrance aperture and has an upper terminal edge defining an upper aperture. The scooper also includes a funnel portion coupled to the sidewall and a distal terminal end defining a distal opening, and a funnel channel separating the funnel entrance aperture and the distal opening, wherein the funnel portion extends outwardly away from an outer surface of the sidewall. The scooper also includes a handle portion coupled to, and extending outwardly away from, the outer surface of the sidewall in a substantially perpendicular orientation and angle of a funnel axis defined by the funnel channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignees: Coop Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Hector Lombard, Mark Johnson
  • Patent number: 10661969
    Abstract: Thermally insulated shipping system for use in transporting a pallet-sized payload. In one embodiment, the system includes a plurality of thermally insulating walls arranged to define an interior volume suitable for receiving a pallet-sized payload. The thermally insulating walls include a top wall, a bottom wall, a front wall, a rear wall, a left wall, and a right wall, of which all but the bottom wall include at least two slots facing towards the interior volume. One of the slots is an inner slot that is more proximal to the interior volume, and one of the slots is an outer slot that is more distal to the interior volume. The system also includes a plurality of inner cassettes disposed in at least some of the inner slots and a plurality of outer cassettes disposed in at least some of the outer slots. The inner and outer cassettes include phase-change materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: COLD CHAIN TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Fery Pranadi, Shreyas S. Panse, TzeHo Lee, Mark Fontes, Gregory Cook, Richard Orsini, Richard M. Formato, Karen L. Snyder, Douglas Johnson, Timothy D. Stovall
  • Publication number: 20200155309
    Abstract: A prosthetic heart valve configured to replace a native heart valve and having a support frame configured to be reshaped into an expanded form in order to receive and/or support an expandable prosthetic heart valve therein is disclosed, together with methods of using same. The prosthetic heart valve may be configured to have a generally rigid and/or expansion-resistant configuration when initially implanted to replace a native valve (or other prosthetic heart valve), but to assume a generally expanded form when subjected to an outward force such as that provided by a dilation balloon or other mechanical expander.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Visith Chung, Da-Yu Chang, Brian S. Conklin, Grace Myong Kim, Louis A. Campbell, Donald E. Bobo, JR., Myron Howanec, JR., David S. Lin, Peng Norasing, Francis M. Tran, Mark Van Nest, Thomas Chien, Harvey H. Chen, Isidro L. Guerrero, Derrick Johnson, Paul A. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10654251
    Abstract: Barrier assemblies including ultrathin barrier laminates and methods of making the barrier assemblies are provided. A barrier assembly includes a thermoplastic polymer skin layer having opposite first and second major surfaces, and a barrier stack coated on the first major surface of the thermoplastic polymer skin layer to form an integral protective layer having a thickness no greater than about 0.5 mil (about 12.7 microns). The removable carrier film has a major surface releasably attached to the second major surface of the thermoplastic polymer skin layer. In some cases, the removal of the carrier film results in ultrathin barrier laminates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: David J. Rowe, Ta-Hua Yu, Timothy J. Lindquist, Mark A. Roehrig, Christopher S. Lyons, Stephen P. Maki, Scott J. Jones, Kevin D. Hagen, Andrew M. Mevissen, Kenneth L. Looney, Stephen A. Johnson, Terence D. Neavin, Joseph C. Spagnola, Fred B. McCormick
  • Patent number: 10655175
    Abstract: In one implementation, a method is described. The method includes determining an operational characteristic of sensors of a sensor array. The method further includes selecting a group of sensors in the array based on the operational characteristic of sensors in the group. The method further includes enabling readout of the sensors in the selected group. The method further includes receiving output signals from the enabled sensors, the output signals indicating chemical reactions occurring proximate to the sensors of the sensor array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Life Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Todd Rearick, Mark Milgrew, Jonathan Schultz, Chris Papalias, Kim Johnson
  • Patent number: 10649468
    Abstract: Autonomous flight is performed in an open loop mode over a first range of altitudes, wherein a plurality altitude-related data from a plurality of altitude-related sensors is ignored while performing the autonomous flight in the open loop mode. The autonomous flight is performed in a closed loop mode over a second range of altitudes, wherein: the plurality of altitude-related data from the plurality of altitude-related sensors is used while performing the autonomous flight in the closed loop mode, and the first range of altitudes is a non-overlapping, lower range of altitudes compared to the second range of altitudes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Kitty Hawk Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Johnson Cutler, Alexander David Selwa
  • Publication number: 20200141783
    Abstract: A powder scooper with a funnel having a unitary body with a bottom wall and a sidewall both defining a scooping cavity, wherein the sidewall defines a funnel entrance aperture and has an upper terminal edge defining an upper aperture. The scooper also includes a funnel portion coupled to the sidewall and a distal terminal end defining a distal opening, and a funnel channel separating the funnel entrance aperture and the distal opening, wherein the funnel portion extends outwardly away from an outer surface of the sidewall. The scooper also includes a handle portion coupled to, and extending outwardly away from, the outer surface of the sidewall in a substantially perpendicular orientation and angle of a funnel axis defined by the funnel channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Hector Lombard, Mark Johnson
  • Patent number: 10639030
    Abstract: A suturing device includes an elongate body, a needle, an actuator, and a needle holder. The actuator interacts with the elongate body and is operable between a first operating position and a second operating position. The actuator is configured such that movement of the actuator from the first operating position toward the second operating position moves the needle in an advance direction. The needle holder extends away from a distal end portion or is provided as part of the distal end portion of the elongate body. The needle holder defines a needle passage and a distal opening. The needle is positioned in the needle passage when the actuator is in the first operating position. The needle holder is configured to move with respect to the elongate body to change the location of the distal opening with respect to the elongate body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Durastat LLC
    Inventors: David Greg Anderson, Mark F. Kurd, Jay Tapper, Jens Johnson
  • Patent number: 10640231
    Abstract: A flight-time variable associated with an aircraft is determined including by determining the flight-time variable while the aircraft is flying. It is determined whether the aircraft is airworthy based at least in part on the flight-time variable. In response to determining that the aircraft is not airworthy, the aircraft is automatically landed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Kitty Hawk Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander David Selwa, Mark Johnson Cutler
  • Patent number: 10643194
    Abstract: A document handler system and method includes timed operation functionality in which the manufacturer of the document handler may input coded information in the document handler to establish a timed operation of the document handler which may be contingent on continued payments for use of the document handler. Alternatively, or in addition, the timed operation may be used to establish an appropriate warranty period during which the manufacturer is obligated to provide repairs, modification and/or support for the document handler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: JCM American Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Henderson, Bryan Allen Wilcutt, Mark Adams, David Christopher Kubajak, Steven Johnson
  • Publication number: 20200129507
    Abstract: Methods for treating prostate cancer, including advanced prostate cancer, in a subject in need thereof, include administering once-daily to the subject, at least 80 mg of N-(4-(1-(2,6-difluorobenzyl)-5-((dimethylamino)methyl)-3-(6-methoxy-3-pyridazinyl)-2,4-dioxo-1,2,3,4-tetrahydrothieno[2,3-d]pyrimidin-6-yl)phenyl)-N?-methoxyurea, or a corresponding amount of a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Vijaykumar Reddy RAJASEKHAR, Brendan Mark JOHNSON, David B. MacLEAN, Lynn SEELY, Paul N. MUDD, JR.