Patents by Inventor Mitchell T. Johnson

Mitchell T. 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: 10485924
    Abstract: A pump clip for a fluid infusion device is provided. The pump clip includes a clip base having a first end opposite a second end. The clip base defines an aperture through the clip base between the first end and the second end. The clip base is pivotable between a first position and a second position along a first pivot axis. The pump clip includes a clip pivot base coupled to the clip base along the first pivot axis. At least a portion of the clip pivot base is received within the aperture in the first position. The pump clip includes a clip coupled to the clip pivot base along a second pivot axis and the clip cooperates with the clip pivot base to receive an article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Chad A. Crane, Mitchell T. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10449291
    Abstract: A pump clip for a fluid infusion device is provided. The pump clip includes a mount. The mount includes wings defined on opposed sides of the mount, a first lock tab to couple the pump clip to the fluid infusion device and a lip. The pump clip includes a base coupled to the mount that defines a second lock tab that engages with the lip to retain the mount in a first position. The mount is pivotable about a first pivot axis into a second position in which the mount is spaced apart from the base. The pump clip includes a clip coupled to the base, the clip pivotable about a second pivot axis relative to the base between a first, clamped position and a second, released position to receive an article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Ali Hadian, Shixin Chen, Chad A. Crane, Mitchell T. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10086134
    Abstract: A fluid infusion device is provided. The fluid infusion device includes a housing that includes a lock and a set connector assembly removably coupled to the housing to define a fluid flow path from the fluid infusion device. The set connector assembly includes a connector having a body that defines a graspable portion and a coupling portion. The coupling portion is receivable within the housing, and the graspable portion has at least one wing that defines a locking tab for engaging the lock. The at least one wing is movable relative to the body to disengage the locking tab with the lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacob E. Pananen, Mitchell T. Johnson, Ella Isabella F. Ella
  • Patent number: 10086133
    Abstract: A set connector assembly for a fluid infusion device is provided. The set connector assembly includes a connector having a body. The body defines a graspable portion and a coupling portion, and the coupling portion is to be received within a portion of the fluid infusion device. The graspable portion has at least one locking tab to lock the connector to the fluid infusion device, and the graspable portion is movable relative to the body to move the connector between a first, locked position and a second, unlocked position relative to the fluid infusion device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacob E. Pananen, Mitchell T. Johnson, Ella Isabella F. Ella
  • Patent number: 9968737
    Abstract: A set connector assembly for a fluid infusion device is provided. The set connector assembly includes a connector having a body. The body defines a graspable portion and a coupling portion, and the coupling portion is to be received within a portion of the fluid infusion device. The graspable portion has at least one wing that defines at least one locking tab for locking the connector to the fluid infusion device. The graspable portion is movable relative to the body to move the connector between a first, locked position and a second, unlocked position relative to the fluid infusion device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacob E Pananen, Mitchell T. Johnson, Ella Isabella F. Ella
  • Publication number: 20180064868
    Abstract: A pump clip for a fluid infusion device is provided. The pump clip includes a mount. The mount includes wings defined on opposed sides of the mount, a first lock tab to couple the pump clip to the fluid infusion device and a lip. The pump clip includes a base coupled to the mount that defines a second lock tab that engages with the lip to retain the mount in a first position. The mount is pivotable about a first pivot axis into a second position in which the mount is spaced apart from the base. The pump clip includes a clip coupled to the base, the clip pivotable about a second pivot axis relative to the base between a first, clamped position and a second, released position to receive an article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: Ali Hadian, Shixin Chen, Chad A. Crane, Mitchell T. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20180064867
    Abstract: A pump clip for a fluid infusion device is provided. The pump clip includes a clip base having a first end opposite a second end. The clip base defines an aperture through the clip base between the first end and the second end. The clip base is pivotable between a first position and a second position along a first pivot axis. The pump clip includes a clip pivot base coupled to the clip base along the first pivot axis. At least a portion of the clip pivot base is received within the aperture in the first position. The pump clip includes a clip coupled to the clip pivot base along a second pivot axis and the clip cooperates with the clip pivot base to receive an article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: Chad A. Crane, Mitchell T. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20170340816
    Abstract: A set connector assembly for a fluid infusion device is provided. The set connector assembly includes a connector having a body. The body defines a graspable portion and a coupling portion, and the coupling portion is to be received within a portion of the fluid infusion device. The graspable portion has at least one locking tab to lock the connector to the fluid infusion device, and the graspable portion is movable relative to the body to move the connector between a first, locked position and a second, unlocked position relative to the fluid infusion device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Jacob E. Pananen, Mitchell T. Johnson, Ella Isabella F. Ella
  • Publication number: 20170340817
    Abstract: A set connector assembly for a fluid infusion device is provided. The set connector assembly includes a connector having a body. The body defines a graspable portion and a coupling portion, and the coupling portion is to be received within a portion of the fluid infusion device. The graspable portion has at least one wing that defines at least one locking tab for locking the connector to the fluid infusion device. The graspable portion is movable relative to the body to move the connector between a first, locked position and a second, unlocked position relative to the fluid infusion device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Jacob E. Pananen, Mitchell T. Johnson, Ella Isabella F. Ella
  • Publication number: 20170340818
    Abstract: A fluid infusion device is provided. The fluid infusion device includes a housing that includes a lock and a set connector assembly removably coupled to the housing to define a fluid flow path from the fluid infusion device. The set connector assembly includes a connector having a body that defines a graspable portion and a coupling portion. The coupling portion is receivable within the housing, and the graspable portion has at least one wing that defines a locking tab for engaging the lock. The at least one wing is movable relative to the body to disengage the locking tab with the lock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Jacob E. Pananen, Mitchell T. Johnson, Ella Isabella F. Ella
  • Patent number: 8846595
    Abstract: Methods of making a (e.g. dilute) cleaning solution from a hydrogel cleaning concentrate, packages of hydrogel cleaning concentrate, and methods of making a hydrogel cleaning concentrate are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Caroline M. Ylitalo, Robin E. Wright, Sonja K. Belgrade, Mitchell T. Johnson, Richard L. Walter, John M. Brandner, Narina Y. Stepanova, James W. Zurawski
  • Patent number: 8343882
    Abstract: A consumer scrubbing wipe article is disclosed that includes a nonwoven substrate and a texture layer. The nonwoven substrate has a dry basis weight of less than about 300 g/m2. A non-crosslinked, abrasive resin-based texture layer is printed onto at least one surface of the substrate such that the texture layer extends at least 50 microns outwardly beyond the substrate surface upon coalescing. The texture layer bonds to the surface of the substrate via coalescing, and includes resin characterized as independently imparting a scrubbyness attribute to the article upon coalescing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Mitchell T. Johnson, Timothy J. Lindquist
  • Patent number: 8124169
    Abstract: An antimicrobial coating system, a film-forming composition, and an antimicrobial film. In some embodiments, the antimicrobial coating system can include a film-forming composition comprising a polymer having an effective molecular weight, and an effective amount of an antimicrobial agent dispersed within the polymer. The film-forming composition can form a water-insoluble, biocidal antimicrobial film when applied to a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Caroline M. Ylitalo, Gerald R. A. Hofmann, Mitchell T. Johnson, Linda K. M. Olson, Duane Douglas Fansler
  • Publication number: 20120045498
    Abstract: An antimicrobial coating system, a film-forming composition, and an antimicrobial film. In some embodiments, the antimicrobial coating system can include a film-forming composition comprising a polymer having an effective molecular weight, and an effective amount of an antimicrobial agent dispersed within the polymer. The film-forming composition can form a water-insoluble, biocidal antimicrobial film when applied to a surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Inventors: Caroline M. Ylitalo, Gerald R.A. Hofmann, Mitchell T. Johnson, Linda K.M. Olson, Duane Douglas Fansler
  • Publication number: 20110082068
    Abstract: Methods of making a (e.g. dilute) cleaning solution from a hydrogel cleaning concentrate, packages of hydrogel cleaning concentrate, and methods of making a hydrogel cleaning concentrate are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Inventors: Caroline M. Ylitalo, Robin E. Wright, Sonja K. Belgrade, Mitchell T. Johnson, Richard L. Walter, John M. Brandner, Narina Y. Stepanova, James W. Zurawski
  • Patent number: 7915211
    Abstract: A solid cleaner for heated surfaces is disclosed. The solid cleaner includes a solidifying agent including wax, and a cleaning agent. The solid cleaner is solid at room temperature and liquid at an elevated temperature. Methods of cleaning a heated surface and cleaning articles are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Lowell C. Zeller, Duane D. Fansler, Gerald R. Hofmann, Adriana Paiva, Smarajit Mitra, Terry R. Hobbs, Naiyong Jing, Augustine C. Liu, Mitchell T. Johnson
  • Patent number: 7891041
    Abstract: A device that can be used to spread a thin, even coating of liquid material on a surface is provided. In one embodiment the device is adapted to be used to apply floor coating on a floor surface. The device is configured such that the applicator portion of the device applies a generally constant contact force on the surface, even when the force applied by the user on the tool varies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: John J. Dyer, Mitchell T. Johnson, Erik J. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20110005016
    Abstract: A consumer scrubbing wipe article is disclosed that includes a nonwoven substrate and a texture layer. The nonwoven substrate has a dry basis weight of less than about 300 g/m2. A non-crosslinked, abrasive resin-based texture layer is printed onto at least one surface of the substrate such that the texture layer extends at least 50 microns outwardly beyond the substrate surface upon coalescing. The texture layer bonds to the surface of the substrate via coalescing, and includes resin characterized as independently imparting a scrubbyness attribute to the article upon coalescing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Inventors: Mitchell T. Johnson, Timothy J. Lindquist
  • Patent number: 7829478
    Abstract: A consumer scrubbing wipe article including a nonwoven substrate and a texture layer. The nonwoven substrate has a dry basis weight of less than about 300 g/m2, and thus promotes easy, comfortable handling by a user. The texture layer is a non-crosslinked, abrasive resin-based material that is printed onto at least one surface of the nonwoven substrate. In this regard, the texture layer covers less than an entirety of the substrate surface and extends at least 50 microns outwardly beyond the substrate surface to which it is printed. This characteristic ensures that the scrubbing wipe article has a distinct scrubbyness attribute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Mitchell T. Johnson, Timothy J. Lindquist
  • Publication number: 20100275401
    Abstract: An applicator system, including an application head, for applying a coating composition onto a surface, such as a floor. The head is particularly suited for applying a consistent thin coating, such as coating less than 5 mil thick, on the surface, following the gross contours of the surface. The coating can be a two-component or two-part system, and can have a high solids level. The head is suited for applying a coating composition with an applicator system that includes a multi-compartment plastic bag or pouch, to separate individual components of the coating composition prior to reacting the individual components together to form the coating composition, the pouch having internal seals that are readily and controllably rupturable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2007
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Inventor: Mitchell T. Johnson