Patents by Inventor Owen R. Johnson

Owen R. 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: 20220400922
    Abstract: A wand includes a hinge configured to pivotally connect first and second wand segments in an extended configuration and a storage configuration. A first locking mechanism locks the wand in extended configuration. A second locking mechanism includes a rod, a sliding lever, a plunger, and a plunger cavity. The plunger is configured to be received in the plunger cavity to lock the wand in the storage configuration. When in the extended configuration, depressing a single actuator pivots the locking arm, causes the hook/pawl to be removed from the locking cavity, and unlocks the wand. When in the storage configuration, depressing the single actuator causes the rod to move in a first direction, causes the sliding rod to move a second direction, and urges the plunger out of the plunger cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2022
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    Inventors: Casey MCCLAY, Kevin KELEMEN, Owen R. JOHNSON, Steven GACIN, Patrick CLEARY, AiMing XU, Dawei ZHAO, Yaqin WANG, Weiwei HE
  • Publication number: 20200329930
    Abstract: A surface cleaning head includes dual rotating agitators (e.g., a leading roller and a brush roll) and a removable cover for covering a top of the agitators and allowing access to the agitators from a top of the surface cleaning head. The dual agitators may be used to facilitate capturing of debris in the air flow into a suction conduit on the underside of the surface cleaning head. The brush roll may be located in a brush roll chamber and at least partially in an opening to the suction conduit. The leading roller may be positioned adjacent to and in advance of the suction conduit opening such that the leading roller engages debris and moves the debris toward the brush roll and the opening. The leading roller may be removable from the housing and held in place by the removable cover. The cover may be coupled using isolated latching mechanisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Adam UDY, Andre David BROWN, John FREESE, Patrick CLEARY, Daniel MEYER, Daniel John INNES, Jason THORNE, Peter HUTCHINSON, Gordon HOWES, Wenxiu GAO, Daniel R. DER MARDEROSIAN, Thomas FORD, Owen R. JOHNSON
  • Patent number: 10702108
    Abstract: A surface cleaning head includes dual rotating agitators (e.g., a leading roller and a brush roll) and a removable cover for covering a top of the agitators and allowing access to the agitators from a top of the surface cleaning head. The dual agitators may be used to facilitate capturing of debris in the air flow into a suction conduit on the underside of the surface cleaning head. The brush roll may be located in a brush roll chamber and at least partially in an opening to the suction conduit. The leading roller may be positioned adjacent to and in advance of the suction conduit opening such that the leading roller engages debris and moves the debris toward the brush roll and the opening. The leading roller may be removable from the housing and held in place by the removable cover. The cover may be coupled using isolated latching mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: SharkNinja Operating LLC
    Inventors: Adam Udy, Andre David Brown, John Freese, Patrick Cleary, Daniel Meyer, Daniel John Innes, Jason Thorne, Peter Hutchinson, Gordon Howes, Wenxiu Gao, Daniel R. Der Marderosian, Thomas Ford, Owen R. Johnson
  • Patent number: D853063
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: SharkNinja Operating LLC
    Inventor: Owen R. Johnson
  • Patent number: D868400
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: SharkNinja Operating LLC
    Inventors: Scott B. Niedzwecki, Owen R. Johnson, Luis A. Canas
  • Patent number: D869797
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: SharkNinja Operating LLC
    Inventors: Junghwan Chei, Owen R. Johnson
  • Patent number: D879395
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: SharkNinja Operating LLC
    Inventors: Emily Pearce, Owen R. Johnson
  • Patent number: D882195
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: SharkNinja Operating LLC
    Inventors: Gary Palladino, Owen R. Johnson
  • Patent number: D887656
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: SharkNinja Operating LLC
    Inventors: Junghwan Chei, Owen R. Johnson
  • Patent number: D887657
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: SharkNinja Operating LLC
    Inventors: Gary Palladino, Owen R. Johnson
  • Patent number: D891015
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: SharkNinja Operating LLC
    Inventors: Gary Palladino, Owen R. Johnson
  • Patent number: D892420
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SharkNinja Operating LLC
    Inventors: Scott Niedzwecki, Junghwan Chei, Owen R. Johnson, Catriona C.A. Sutter, Lee Cottrell
  • Patent number: D905918
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: SharkNinja Operating LLC
    Inventors: Emily Pearce, Owen R. Johnson
  • Patent number: D905919
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: SharkNinja Operating LLC
    Inventors: Scott Niedzwecki, Luis A. Canas, Owen R. Johnson
  • Patent number: D925848
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: SharkNinja Operating LLC
    Inventor: Owen R. Johnson
  • Patent number: D927808
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: SharkNinja Operating LLC
    Inventors: Scott Niedzwecki, Junghwan Chei, Owen R. Johnson, Catriona C. A. Sutter, Lee Cottrell
  • Patent number: D939436
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: SharkNinja Operating LLC
    Inventors: Junghwan Chei, Owen R. Johnson, Scott B. Niedzwecki, Kyu Lee
  • Patent number: D940417
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: SHARKNINJA OPERATING LLC
    Inventors: Scott B. Niedzwecki, Owen R. Johnson, Luis A. Canas
  • Patent number: D962570
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: SHARKNINJA OPERATING LLC
    Inventors: Gary Palladino, Owen R. Johnson
  • Patent number: D968043
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: SHARKNINJA OPERATING LLC
    Inventors: Junghwan Chei, Owen R. Johnson