Patents by Inventor Michael C. Johnson

Michael C. 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: 20200341180
    Abstract: The disclosed light directing article has an optical element and a conformal retarder with predefined thickness that contours with the optical element. In one aspect, the light directing article is a retroreflective article, which further comprises a phase reversing optical reflector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Kui CHEN-HO, Michael A. MCCOY, John A. WHEATLEY, Susannah C. CLEAR, Michelle L. TOY, Alex P. PONGRATZ, Matthew E. SOUSA, Matthew B. JOHNSON, Gilles BENOIT, David J.W. AASTUEN, Guanglei DU, Tien Yi T.H. WHITING, Kevin W. GOTRIK, Christopher A. MERTON, Ying XIA, Olester BENSON, JR., Charles A. SHAKLEE, Travis L. POTTS, Carla S. THOMAS
  • Patent number: 10808339
    Abstract: A knitted structure is configured for heat generation and distribution. In some embodiments, the knitted structure includes a knitted fabric including a first knitted layer and a second knitted layer opposite the first knitted layer. The first knitted layer has a first thermal conductivity. The second knitted layer has a second thermal conductivity. The second thermal conductivity is greater than the first thermal conductivity to facilitate heat transfer toward the first knitted layer. The knitted structure may further include a plurality of electrodes at least partially disposed inside the knitted fabric. Each of the plurality of electrodes is configured to generate heat within the knitted fabric upon receipt of electrical energy in order to distribute heat along the knitted structure and toward the first knitted layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Paul W. Alexander, Nancy L. Johnson, Kuo-Huey Chen, Nilesh D. Mankame, Steven C. Lang, Michael S. Foos, Suzanne M. Cody-Gump
  • Publication number: 20200325138
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to compounds of Formulas (I, IIa and IIb): The invention also relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising compounds of Formulas (I, IIa and IIb). Methods of making and using the compounds of Formulas (I, IIa and IIb) are also within the scope of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Manuel Jesus Alcazar Vaca, Jose Ignacio Andres Gil, Christa C. Chrovian, Heather R. Coate, Meri De angelis, Curt A. Dvorak, Christine F. Gelin, Michael A. Letavic, Brad M. Savall, Akinola Soyode-Johnson, Brice M. Stenne, Devin M. Swanson
  • Patent number: 10804843
    Abstract: Methods of testing a semiconductor, and semiconductor testing apparatus, are described. In an example, a method for testing a semiconductor can include applying light on the semiconductor to induce photonic degradation. The method can also include receiving a photoluminescence measurement induced from the applied light from the semiconductor and monitoring the photonic degradation of the semiconductor from the photoluminescence measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: SunPower Corporation
    Inventors: Xiuwen Tu, David Aitan Soltz, Michael C. Johnson, Seung Bum Rim, Taiqing Qiu, Yu-Chen Shen, Kieran Mark Tracy
  • Publication number: 20200309375
    Abstract: A method, including: operating an industrial gas turbine engine having a plurality of combustor cans arranged in an annular array, each can having burner stages and a pilot burner arrangement having a premix pilot burner and a diffusion pilot burner; operating in asymmetric combustion, wherein at least one can is a warm can where respective burners stages are off and remaining cans operate as hot cans where respective burner stages are on; and while maintaining a constant rate of fuel flow to the pilot burner arrangement of the warm can, changing fuel fractions within the pilot burner arrangement of the warm can.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Clifford E. Johnson, Weidong Cai, Krishna C. Miduturi, Ben Karanja, Michael Huth, Werner Krebs, Mark Seifarth, Thomas Primke, Yohannes Ghermay
  • Publication number: 20200310037
    Abstract: An example apparatus includes an optical fiber, an actuator, and a joint mechanically coupling the actuator to the optical fiber. The joint includes a neck extending along an axis. The optical fiber is threaded through an aperture extending along the axis through the neck. The optical fiber is attached to the joint at a surface of the neck facing the axis. The joint also includes a collar extending along the axis. The actuator is mechanically attached to the joint at an inner surface of the collar facing the axis. The joint also includes a flexural element extending radially from the neck to the collar. During operation, the joint couples a force from the actuator to the optical fiber to vary an orientation of a portion of the optical fiber extending from the neck with respect to the axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Xiaoyang Zhang, Vaibhav Mathur, Michael Robert Johnson, Timothy Mark Dalrymple, Andrew C. Duenner, Albert Daniel Carlomagno
  • Publication number: 20200291749
    Abstract: An operating system for a barrier valve or safety valve is responsive to increments in annulus or tubing pressure. An indexing device controls valves that selectively direct pressure applied to one side of an operating piston or the other for attaining the open and closed positions of the barrier valve. One such indexing device can be a j-slot. Other devices that operate a pair of hydraulic valves in tandem for pressure direction to one side of an actuation piston or another are contemplated. The system needs no electric power and there are no control lines needed to run below the production packer in the case of using annulus pressure to actuate the piston or at all if access to tubing pressure is provided from the vicinity of the barrier valve components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC
    Inventors: Michael H. Johnson, Todd C. Jackson
  • Patent number: 10766880
    Abstract: Substituted 1,2,3-triazoles as NR2B receptor ligands. Such compounds may be used in NR2B receptor modulation and in pharmaceutical compositions and methods for the treatment of disease states, disorders, and conditions mediated by NR2B receptor activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: JANSSEN PHARMACEUTICA NV
    Inventors: Gang Chen, Christa C. Chrovian, Heather R. Coate, Curt A. Dvorak, Christine F. Gelin, Afton Hiscox, Michael A. Letavic, Jason C. Rech, Akinola Soyode-Johnson, Brice Stenne, Jessica L. Wall, Wei Zhang
  • Publication number: 20200278535
    Abstract: Described herein are embodiments of fiber scanning systems and methods of scanning optical fibers. The disclosed systems and methods advantageously provide an improvement to the scanning range, the oscillation amplitude, and/or the maximum pointing angle for an optical fiber in a fiber scanning system by inducing a buckling of a portion of the optical fiber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Mark Dalrymple, Andrew C. Duenner, Albert Daniel Carlomagno, Xiaoyang Zhang, Michael Robert Johnson, William K. Jones, Jr., Charles David Melville
  • Publication number: 20200251601
    Abstract: Methods of fabricating solar cell emitter regions with differentiated P-type and N-type regions architectures, and resulting solar cells, are described. In an example, a solar cell can include a substrate having a light-receiving surface and a back surface. A first doped region of a first conductivity type, wherein the first doped region is disposed in a first portion of the back surface. A first thin dielectric layer disposed over the back surface of the substrate, where a portion of the first thin dielectric layer is disposed over the first doped region of the first conductivity type. A first semiconductor layer disposed over the first thin dielectric layer. A second doped region of a second conductivity type in the first semiconductor layer, where the second doped region is disposed over a second portion of the back surface. A first conductive contact disposed over the first doped region and a second conductive contact disposed over the second doped region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Seung Bum Rim, Michael C. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10732355
    Abstract: An example apparatus includes an optical fiber, an actuator, and a joint mechanically coupling the actuator to the optical fiber. The joint includes a neck extending along an axis. The optical fiber is threaded through an aperture extending along the axis through the neck. The optical fiber is attached to the joint at a surface of the neck facing the axis. The joint also includes a collar extending along the axis. The actuator is mechanically attached to the joint at an inner surface of the collar facing the axis. The joint also includes a flexural element extending radially from the neck to the collar. During operation, the joint couples a force from the actuator to the optical fiber to vary an orientation of a portion of the optical fiber extending from the neck with respect to the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaoyang Zhang, Vaibhav Mathur, Michael Robert Johnson, Timothy Mark Dalrymple, Andrew C. Duenner, Albert Daniel Carlomagno
  • Patent number: 10718941
    Abstract: Described herein are embodiments of fiber scanning systems and methods of scanning optical fibers. The disclosed systems and methods advantageously provide an improvement to the scanning range, the oscillation amplitude, and/or the maximum pointing angle for an optical fiber in a fiber scanning system by inducing a buckling of a portion of the optical fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Mark Dalrymple, Andrew C. Duenner, Albert Daniel Carlomagno, Xiaoyang Zhang, Michael Robert Johnson, William K. Jones, Jr., Charles David Melville
  • Patent number: 10704363
    Abstract: An operating system for a barrier valve or safety valve is responsive to increments in annulus or tubing pressure. An indexing device controls valves that selectively direct pressure applied to one side of an operating piston or the other for attaining the open and closed positions of the barrier valve. One such indexing device can be a j-slot. Other devices that operate a pair of hydraulic valves in tandem for pressure direction to one side of an actuation piston or another are contemplated. The system needs no electric power and there are no control lines needed to run below the production packer in the case of using annulus pressure to actuate the piston or at all if access to tubing pressure is provided from the vicinity of the barrier valve components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Michael H. Johnson, Todd C. Jackson
  • Patent number: 10703749
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to compounds of Formulas (I, IIa and IIb): The invention also relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising compounds of Formulas (I, IIa and IIb). Methods of making and using the compounds of Formulas (I, IIa and IIb) are also within the scope of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Janssen Pharmaceutica NV
    Inventors: Manuel Jesus Alcazar Vaca, Jose Ignacio Andres Gil, Christa C. Chrovian, Heather R. Coate, Meri De angelis, Curt A. Dvorak, Christine F. Gelin, Michael A. Letavic, Brad M. Savall, Akinola Soyode-Johnson, Brice M. Stenne, Devin M. Swanson
  • Publication number: 20200197866
    Abstract: Implementations described herein relate to features for an integrated aftertreatment system. In one implementation, an integrated aftertreatment system comprises a casing that includes a mating flange having a first constant diameter and a catalyst component configured to mate to the mating flange of the casing. The catalyst component includes a canned body including a first portion sized to a second constant diameter to mate with the first constant diameter of the mating flange. In another implementation, an integrated aftertreatment system comprises a casing, a catalyst component positioned within the casing, a particulate filter having an outer casing with an outlet, and a particulate filter joint coupled to the outer casing of the particulate filter at the outlet. An end of the particulate filter joint is aligned with an end of the particulate filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: Cummins Emission Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Juan Manuel Valencia Arcila, Shane O'Connor, Michael T. Lynch, Ryan M. Johnson, Randolph G. Zoran, Alex A. Bethke, Victor C. Chew, Andrew Komisarek, Michael Bates, Jack Erickson, Daniel Edward Novreske, Ryan Robert Welch, Chad Carius, Oscar Chavira, Brandon Leedy, Eric R. Butler, William J. Runde, Bucky Woods
  • 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: D886617
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: SWIMC LLC
    Inventors: Richard D. Hudson, James J. Johnson, Gustavo A. Morales, Edward Ray Goodwin, Jr., Michael C. Lambertson, Jr., Charles T. Buckel, Jr.
  • Patent number: D887266
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: SWIMC LLC
    Inventors: Richard D. Hudson, James J. Johnson, Gustavo A. Morales, Edward Ray Goodwin, Jr., Michael C. Lambertson, Jr., Charles T. Buckel, Jr.
  • Patent number: D888565
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: The Sherwin-Williams Company
    Inventors: Richard D. Hudson, James J. Johnson, Gustavo A. Morales, Edward R. Goodwin, Jr., Michael C. Lambertson, Jr., Charles T. Buckel, Jr.
  • Patent number: D888568
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: The Sherwin-Williams Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Richard D. Hudson, James J. Johnson, Gustavo A. Morales, Edward R. Goodwin, Jr., Michael C. Lambertson, Jr., Charles T. Buckel, Jr.