Patents by Inventor Paul Johnson

Paul 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: 11959759
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to determining a next vehicle task for a vehicle of a fleet. Vehicle data from the vehicle, charger data about at least one charger, and demand data may be received and used to determine the next vehicle task. The vehicle may be directed to the next vehicle task. Determining a next vehicle task may further be based on predictions made using the vehicle data, the charger data, and the demand data. Heuristics may also be used in determining a next vehicle task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Kennedy Ludwick, Andrew Hughes Chatham, Matthew Paul McNaughton, Charles Bigelow Johnson
  • Publication number: 20240116713
    Abstract: An autonomous storage and retrieval tower for receiving, storing, and dispensing free physical products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Inventors: Paul Edward Durkee, Bradley Johnson
  • Patent number: 11945532
    Abstract: A bicycle storage unit is disclosed. The unit includes a rotatable bicycle storage carousel that is structured to rotate about a central axis to provide for a dense storage of bicycles, which are stored on the rotatable bicycle storage carousel in a generally vertical orientation. The unit further includes an enclosure surrounding the carousel. The rotatable bicycle storage carousel comprises an elongated central core oriented in a first direction that is orthogonal relative to a plane defined by a base structure of the rotatable bicycle storage carousel. The elongated central core is rotatable relative to the base structure. The carousel further includes multiple bicycle storage assemblies on which bicycles can be hung.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Inventors: Eric L. Rayl, Gavin Brink, Paul De La Port, Jeffrey Mark Abramson, April Johnson
  • Publication number: 20240086742
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for creating and executing a decision network that includes a number of stations configured to operate with respect to an instance of a document, container or other object. A user interface may be presented to a user that includes selectable options for configuring and connecting stations within the decision network, and for establishing executable logic for each station to modify or create data within fields of a container instance. Different stations in the decision network may be assigned different permissions with respect to the container. Individual stations in the decision network may be configured to determine a prediction or probability based on data accessible to the given station, where the prediction or probability of one station may be based in part on an earlier prediction or probability determined at another station of the decision network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2022
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Inventors: Christopher Worsley, Ryan William Johnson, Jeffery Theodore Stockett, David Roy Watson, Jr., Austin Paul Bagley, Logan Brent Uibel
  • Publication number: 20240082472
    Abstract: A blood treatment system with pressure sensors may be configured to control blood flow to and from the patient and use readings of the pressure sensors to determine a change in a pressure drop across a flow restriction in the blood circuit to estimate a condition of the machine or the patient, or outputting data responsive to the estimation. Further embodiments employ measurement of pressure drop to detect abnormal viscosity or viscosity variations in order to detect possible infection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Applicant: NxStage Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark T. WYETH, Robert Paul MCCARTY, Gregory YANTZ, James Ian JOHNSON, Joseph E. TURK, JR., James M. BRUGGER, Jeffrey H. BURBANK
  • Patent number: 11925232
    Abstract: In some examples, a system (1900) includes a hearing protector (1920); at least one position sensor; at least one sound monitoring sensor; at least one computing device configured to: receive, from the at least one sound monitoring sensor and over a time duration, indications of sound levels to which a worker is exposed; determine, from the at least one position sensor and during the time duration, that the hearing protector is not positioned at one or more ears of the worker to attenuate the sound levels; and generate, in response to the determination that at least one of the sound levels satisfies an exposure threshold during the time duration and the hearing protector is not positioned at one or more ears of the worker to attenuate the sound levels, an indication for output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Steven T. Awiszus, Kiran S. Kanukurthy, Eric C. Lobner, Robert J. Quintero, Micayla A. Johnson, Madeleine E. Filloux, Caroline M. Ylitalo, Paul A. Martinson
  • Patent number: 11921935
    Abstract: A method is performed by a garment configured to be worn when servicing a system. The garment has a machine-readable code positioned on the garment. The machine-readable code is associated with a command. The method includes positioning the machine-readable code for reading by a sensing device operable to recognize the machine-readable code and send a signal indicative of the command associated with the machine-readable code to a processor operable to implement the command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: TOSHIBA GLOBAL COMMERCE SOLUTIONS
    Inventors: Brad M. Johnson, Daniel Paul Kelaher
  • Patent number: 11922431
    Abstract: In one aspect, a method carried out by a content-presentation device may include transmitting a consent-processing request, including an identifier string unique to the device, to a consent management platform disposed in a computing cloud. The string may be used to establish an interactive session for user selection of consent options associated with a consent package having consent features of a media distribution system that require user consent for activation on the device. The consent package may be one of multiple consent packages targeted for the device by the consent management platform. The interactive session may prompt for consent choices of consent options, each choice being acceptance or rejection of consent to activating features of the consent package. The consent choices may be provided to the consent management platform via the interactive session, and corresponding information may be stored in a device-based activation whitelist for each consent-to feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Paul Johnson, Peter William Ellison, Matthew Jorgensen, George Earl Harvey, Kurt Roman Thielen
  • Patent number: 11921075
    Abstract: A system includes a polymer bag, a fluid network, a saturation block, and a wick. The polymer bag has a sealed envelope and a fitment. The fluid network is coupled to the fitment. The saturation block has a fluid inlet coupled to the fluid network and has a wick chamber. The wick is configured for disposition in the wick chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: TSI Incorporated
    Inventors: Jason Paul Johnson, Steven Robert Stadler, Juergen Spielvogel, Nicholas James Haupt
  • Patent number: 11912721
    Abstract: A series of fused pentacyclic imidazole derivatives, being potent modulators of human TNFa activity, are accordingly of benefit in the treatment and/or prevention of various human ailments, including autoimmune and inflammatory disorders; neurological and neurodegenerative disorders; pain and nociceptive disorders; cardiovascular disorders; metabolic disorders; ocular disorders; and oncological disorders. In particular, the present invention is concerned with 6, 7-dihydro-7, 14-methanobenzimidazo[1, 2-b][2,5]benzodiazocin-5(14H)-one derivatives and analogs thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignees: UCB Biopharma SRL, Sanofi
    Inventors: Teresa De Haro Garcia, Michael Deligny, Jag Paul Heer, Joanna Rachel Quincey, Mengyang Xuan, Zhaoning Zhu, Daniel Christopher Brookings, Mark Daniel Calmiano, Yves Evrard, Martin Clive Hutchings, James Andrew Johnson, Sophie Jadot, Jean Keyaerts, Malcolm MacCoss, Matthew Duncan Selby, Michael Alan Shaw, Dominique Louis Leon Swinnen, Laurent Schio, Yann Foricher, Bruno Filoche-Romme
  • Patent number: 11905687
    Abstract: Water generation systems and methods of generating water from air are disclosed herein. Systems for generating water from air can comprise a solar thermal unit comprising a hygroscopic material, composite or assembly configured to capture water vapor from air during a loading cycle and release water vapor to a working fluid during an unloading cycle. Water generation systems can further include a condenser for condensing water vapor from the working fluid to produce water. Methods for generating water from air disclosed herein can comprise receiving a system operational parameter from a loading and/or unloading cycle. Methods of operation can also include determining a loading and/or unloading system operational setpoint based on the system operational parameter. During a loading cycle, the method includes flowing ambient air through the hygroscopic material, composite or assembly to capture water vapor from air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Source Global, PBC
    Inventors: Cody Friesen, Kamil Salloum, Joel Hayes, Kimberly McGuinness, Emerson Jones, Paul Johnson, Michael Robinson, Jonathan Goldberg
  • Publication number: 20240009436
    Abstract: In a method for enhancing localized delivery of a diagnostic or therapeutic agent using focused ultrasound (FUS), ultrasound-controllable drug carriers are administered into a blood vessel. Each drug carrier comprises an ultrasound-sensitive microbubble loaded with the diagnostic or therapeutic agent. The drug carriers are aggregated inside the vessel both along a radial direction and a longitudinal direction by application of an aggregation FUS sequence. Subsequently the diagnostic or therapeutic agent is released from the drug carriers by application of an uncaging FUS sequence. The aggregation and uncaging sequences are applied using FUS below a threshold power level such that harmful cavitation is avoided, as evidenced by the absence of broadband emissions and preferably non-integer harmonics from an emission spectrum of the drug carriers. Thereby damage to the vasculature by the FUS sequence is avoided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2021
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Applicant: ETH Zurich
    Inventors: Mehmet Fatih YANIK, Mehmet OZDAS, Aagam SHAH, Paul JOHNSON, Shashank SIRSI
  • Patent number: 11859077
    Abstract: Solvent free epoxy system that includes: a hardener compound H comprising: a molecular structure (Y1—R1—Y2), wherein R1 is an ionic moiety Y1 is a nucleophilic group and Y2 nucleophilic group; and an ionic moiety A acting as a counter ion to R1; and an epoxy compound E comprising: a molecular structure (Z1—R2—Z2), wherein R2 is an ionic moiety, Z1 comprises an epoxide group, and Z2 comprises an epoxide group; and an ionic moiety B acting as a counter ion to R2. In embodiments, the epoxy compound E and/or the hardener H is comprised in a solvent-less ionic liquid. The systems can further include accelerators, crosslinkers, plasticizers, inhibitors, ionic hydrophobic and/or super-hydrophobic compounds, ionic hydrophilic compounds, ionic transitional hydrophobic/hydrophilic compounds, biological active compounds, and/or plasticizer compounds. Polymers made from the disclosed epoxy systems and their methods of used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventors: Cody Friesen, Jose Antonio Bautista-Martinez, Mykhaylo Goncharenko, Paul Johnson
  • Patent number: 11858835
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to systems and methods for controlling treatment of water with ozone. The systems and methods can utilize one or more processing modules and one or more non-transitory storage modules that are configured to store computing instructions. Execution of the instructions can cause the one or more processing modules to perform acts of: generating ozone; and applying the ozone to water. The act of generating the ozone can include: controlling a quantity of the ozone generated; and controlling when the ozone is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Source Global, PBC
    Inventors: Cody Friesen, Paul Johnson, Jonathan Goldberg
  • Patent number: 11859542
    Abstract: A system including a turbine engine configured to generate rotor power and produce an engine air flow. The system is configured to provide rotor power to one of more shaft-driven lift fans to generate a first thrust on an aircraft body and provide a gas flow to one or more gas-driven lift fans to generate a second thrust on the aircraft body. The gas flow may be at least a portion of the engine air flow produced by the turbine engine. The turbine engine may be configured to exhaust another portion of the engine air flow through a jet nozzle to generate an engine thrust. In examples, the system includes at least a second turbine engine. The one of more shaft-driven lift fans and/or one of more gas-driven lift fans be powered by the turbine engine, the second turbine engine, or both the turbine engine and the second turbine engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce North American Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard K Keller, Paul Johnson
  • Publication number: 20230415444
    Abstract: A machine for processing a web of material into bags includes several sections for processing the web of material into bags. An input section is configured to receive a roll of the web of material, a sealing section is configured to form seals in the web of material, and a winder section configured to wind the bags into rolls of bags may be included. A bander section configured to band each roll of bags may be included. A hem forming section configured to form a hem in the web of material may be included. A draw tape unwind station for unwinding draw tape for bags maybe included. Related methods are further disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2023
    Publication date: December 28, 2023
    Applicant: CMD Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy J. Rymer, Paul A. Johnson, Thomas J. Daul, Scott Beinema, Randal C. Wied, Thomas Jansen
  • Publication number: 20230415443
    Abstract: A machine for processing a web of material into bags includes several sections for processing the web of material into bags. An input section is configured to receive a roll of the web of material, a sealing section is configured to form seals in the web of material, and a winder section configured to wind the bags into rolls of bags may be included. A bander section configured to band each roll of bags may be included. A hem forming section configured to form a hem in the web of material may be included. A draw tape unwind station for unwinding draw tape for bags may be included. Related methods are further disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2023
    Publication date: December 28, 2023
    Applicant: CMD Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy J. Rymer, Paul A. Johnson, Thomas J. Daul, Scott Beinema, Randal C. Wied, Thomas Jansen
  • Publication number: 20230415442
    Abstract: A machine for processing a web of material into bags includes several sections for processing the web of material into bags. An input section is configured to receive a roll of the web of material, a sealing section is configured to form seals in the web of material, and a winder section configured to wind the bags into rolls of bags may be included. A bander section configured to band each roll of bags may be included. A hem forming section configured to form a hem in the web of material may be included. A draw tape unwind station for unwinding draw tape for bags maybe included. Related methods are further disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2023
    Publication date: December 28, 2023
    Applicant: CMD Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy J. Rymer, Paul A. Johnson, Thomas J. Daul, Scott Beinema, Randal C. Wied, Thomas Jansen
  • Publication number: 20230398761
    Abstract: A machine for processing a web of material into bags includes several sections for processing the web of material into bags. An input section is configured to receive a roll of the web of material, a sealing section is configured to form seals in the web of material, and a winder section configured to wind the bags into rolls of bags may be included. A bander section configured to band each roll of bags may be included. A hem forming section configured to form a hem in the web of material may be included. A draw tape unwind station for unwinding draw tape for bags may be included. Related methods are further disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2023
    Publication date: December 14, 2023
    Applicant: CMD Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy J. Rymer, Paul A. Johnson, Thomas J. Daul, Scott Beinema, Randal C. Wied, Thomas Jansen
  • Publication number: 20230296047
    Abstract: A system including a turbine engine configured to generate rotor power and produce an engine air flow. The system is configured to provide rotor power to one of more shaft-driven lift fans to generate a first thrust on an aircraft body and provide a gas flow to one or more gas-driven lift fans to generate a second thrust on the aircraft body. The gas flow may be at least a portion of the engine air flow produced by the turbine engine. The turbine engine may be configured to exhaust another portion of the engine air flow through a jet nozzle to generate an engine thrust. In examples, the system includes at least a second turbine engine. The one of more shaft-driven lift fans and/or one of more gas-driven lift fans be powered by the turbine engine, the second turbine engine, or both the turbine engine and the second turbine engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2021
    Publication date: September 21, 2023
    Inventors: Richard K. Keller, Paul Johnson