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: 11559458
    Abstract: An apparatus for manipulating (in one alternative correcting) the cervical curvature of a user, the apparatus having a top, a bottom, a first end, a second end, a first side and a second side, wherein: proximate the top, a thoracic section for receiving the upper back region of a user, preferably for receiving the thoracic region of the user; proximate the top, a cervical section for receiving the cervical curve region of the user; the cervical section is movable with a traction path in at least one of the following planes vertical, horizontal and combinations thereof; in one alternative, the cervical section is movable in an arc-like motion along the vertical plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Arc of Life Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas George Lukinuk, Kirk Anthony Johnson, Richard Paul Schumacher
  • Publication number: 20230014695
    Abstract: An implantable device for penile construction can comprise an anchor plate and at least one attachment member. The anchor plate can be configured to engage with a first portion of a pelvic bone of a patient. The anchor plate can comprise a prosthesis attachment interface configured to be coupled to a penile prosthesis, and at least one attachment member configured to attach to the anchor plate. The at least one attachment member can be configured to engage with a second portion of the pelvic bone of the patient. The engagement of the anchor plate with the first portion of the pelvic bone and the engagement of the attachment member with the second portion of the pelvic bone can couple the pelvic bone between the anchor plate and the at least one attachment member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2022
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Inventors: Jessica Elizabeth Felton, Randall Paul Rowland, Jonathan J. Lund, Thomas Andrew Albrecht, Paul John Gindele, Aaron Roydon Johnson, Matthew Lee Nelson, John Anders Bostrom, Julie Andreen, Bernard Andre Wasscher, Grady Jensen, Michael Wasson
  • Publication number: 20220415443
    Abstract: This disclosure describes methods, non-transitory computer readable media, and systems that can train a genome-location-classification model to classify or score genomic coordinates or regions by the degree to which nucleobases can be accurately identified at such genomic coordinates or regions. For instance, the disclosed systems can determine sequencing metrics for sample nucleic-acid sequences or contextual nucleic-acid subsequences surrounding particular nucleobase calls. By leveraging ground-truth classifications for genomic coordinates, the disclosed systems can train a genome-location-classification model to relate data from one or both of the sequencing metrics and contextual nucleic-acid subsequences to confidence classifications for such genomic coordinates or regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2022
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Inventors: Mitchell A. Bekritsky, Camilla Colombo, Dorna KashefHaghighi, Rohan Paul, Fabio Zanarello, Tevfik Umut Dincer, Nathan Harwood Johnson
  • Publication number: 20220411297
    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: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2022
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Applicant: Source Global, PBC
    Inventors: Cody Friesen, Paul Johnson, Jonathan Goldberg
  • Patent number: 11539987
    Abstract: One high-level aspect of a content-modification system and related methods may involve facilitating content modification by a content-presentation device of received broadcast content in a controlled manner, while under circumstances in which some events that can impact timing may be unpredictable. In particular, certain operations by a content-presentation device may involve matching received content with specific expected content as determined by one or another component of the content-modification system, in order to confirm proper conditions are met for the content-presentation device to proceed with, or continue, content-modification operations. It can happen the matching procedure becomes subject or susceptible to timing irregularities, or jitter. In some instances, jitter may impact the ability to derive the benefits of content modification. Accordingly, example embodiments herein are directed to systems and method for compensation and/or mitigating the effects of jitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: ROKU, INC.
    Inventors: Shashank Merchant, Bruce William Randall, Brian Johnson, Chungwon Seo, Seunghyeong Lee, Paul Jeffrey Holmquist
  • Patent number: 11529767
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for making bags from a film that follows a film path through a bag machine includes an input section located on the film path, a sealing section located on the film path downstream of the input section, an output section located on the film path downstream of the sealing section, and a controller, connected to control the sealing section. The sealing section includes a sealer that includes a heater block and a manifold. There is an air flow path from the heater block to the manifold. Air is heated in the heater block in response to a control signal provided by the controller to the heater block. The heated air is provided through the air path to the manifold. A temperature sensor is disposed in at least one of the air path and the manifold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: CMD Corporation
    Inventors: Casey J. Calmes, Thomas C. Jansen, Paul A. Johnson, Scott A. Beinema, Timothy J. Rymer, Michael J. Stickney
  • Patent number: 11531995
    Abstract: A method may include receiving a consent-processing request at a consent management platform from a content-presentation device, and using an identifier string in the request to establish a secure interactive session configured for user selection of consent options associated with a particular consent package of the platform, where the package may include identifiers of consent features of a media distribution system that require user consent in order to be activated for the device. The platform may then receive, via the interactive session, user consent data including a respective consent choice for each of one or more consent options, where each respective consent choice indicates acceptance or rejection of consent to activating an associated consent feature identified with the particular consent package. The received respective consent choices may be stored in a database of the consent management platform. Corresponding data may be stored in a whitelist on the content-presentation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Paul Johnson, Peter William Ellison, Matthew Jorgensen, George Earl Harvey, Kurt Roman Thielen
  • Patent number: 11528514
    Abstract: One high-level aspect of a content-modification system and related methods may involve facilitating content modification by a content-presentation device of received broadcast content in a controlled manner, while under circumstances in which some events that can impact timing may be unpredictable. In particular, certain operations by a content-presentation device may involve matching received content with specific expected content as determined by one or another component of the content-modification system, in order to confirm proper conditions are met for the content-presentation device to proceed with, or continue, content-modification operations. It can happen the matching procedure becomes subject or susceptible to timing irregularities, or jitter. In some instances, jitter may impact the ability to derive the benefits of content modification. Accordingly, example embodiments herein are directed to systems and method for compensation and/or mitigating the effects of jitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: ROKU, INC.
    Inventors: Shashank Merchant, Bruce William Randall, Brian Johnson, Chungwon Seo, Seunghyeong Lee, Paul Jeffrey Holmquist
  • Patent number: 11525931
    Abstract: A system for monitoring intensity of a particle beam can include one or more radio-frequency (RF) detectors coupled to a signal analyzer that can be placed outside the radiation field of the particle beam. Each RF detector can include a gas-filled RF cavity coupled to one or more gas-filled waveguides. The signal analyzer can self-calibrate before the particle beam is turned on for determining one or more absolute intensities of the particle beam when the particle beam is present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: Muons, Inc.
    Inventors: Katsuya Yonehara, Rolland Paul Johnson, Grigory Kazakevich, Alfred Moretti
  • Publication number: 20220389002
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to indole compounds and pharmaceutical compositions thereof, and their use in stimulating the immune system of patients in need thereof and in treating cancer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2022
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Applicant: ARIAGEN, INC.
    Inventors: Graham Johnson, Peter Colabuono, Paul Gerard Pearson, David Douglas Manning
  • Publication number: 20220393444
    Abstract: An integrated transmission line installation system includes a transmission line conveying system that operates to install a transmission line within a conduit by advancing the transmission line through the conduit. The conduit includes at least a first segment and a second segment. The segments are evaluated to determine a full route including the routes of the first and second segments, and an installation plan is generated based at least in part on the full route. The transmission line conveying system includes two or more transmission line conveying apparatuses, a first that controls the advancement of the transmission line through the first segment, and a second that controls the advancement of the transmission line through the second segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Applicant: Condux International, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley Paul RADICHEL, Eric Lakin COPE, Heinz Ulrich WORTMANN, Michael Robert JOHNSON, David Jon HASSING, Santosh SARIDE
  • Patent number: 11523149
    Abstract: One high-level aspect of a content-modification system and related methods may involve facilitating content modification by a content-presentation device of received broadcast content in a controlled manner, while under circumstances in which some events that can impact timing may be unpredictable. In particular, certain operations by a content-presentation device may involve matching received content with specific expected content as determined by one or another component of the content-modification system, in order to confirm proper conditions are met for the content-presentation device to proceed with, or continue, content-modification operations. It can happen the matching procedure becomes subject or susceptible to timing irregularities, or jitter. In some instances, jitter may impact the ability to derive the benefits of content modification. Accordingly, example embodiments herein are directed to systems and method for compensation and/or mitigating the effects of jitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: ROKU, INC.
    Inventors: Shashank Merchant, Bruce William Randall, Brian Johnson, Chungwon Seo, Seunghyeong Lee, Paul Jeffrey Holmquist
  • Patent number: 11519841
    Abstract: The disclosed subject matter compensates or corrects for errors that otherwise would be present when a measurement is made on a condensation particle counting system with the only difference causing the errors being absolute pressure. The difference in absolute pressure may be due to, for example, a change in altitude in which the condensation particle counting system is located. Techniques and mechanisms are disclosed to compensate for changes in particle count, at a given particle diameter, for changes in sampled absolute pressure at which measurements are taken. Other methods and apparatuses are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: TSI Incorporated
    Inventors: Robert Caldow, Jason Paul Johnson, Hee-Siew Han, Jacob Scheckman
  • Publication number: 20220380218
    Abstract: A system for graphene synthesis includes an enclosed chamber having a hollow interior, a carbon-based gas source fluidically coupled to the chamber and configured to supply a carbon-based gas to the hollow interior, a hydrogen source fluidically coupled to the chamber and configured to supply hydrogen to the hollow interior, an oxygen source that is independent of the carbon-based gas source and that is fluidically coupled to the chamber and configured to supply oxygen to the hollow interior, an igniter configured to ignite the carbon-based gas, hydrogen, and oxygen in the hollow interior, a first flow meter coupled to the carbon-based gas source, a second flow meter coupled to the hydrogen source, a third flow meter coupled to the oxygen source, and a controller in communication with and configured to receive flow data from the first, second, and third flow meters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2022
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Inventors: Evan JOHNSON, Dylan Cook, Paul Yollin, Aaron Adler
  • Publication number: 20220383259
    Abstract: Disclosed are example embodiments of a methods and systems for analyzing and determining impact (or lack thereof) on any selected group or groups of employees of selected pay policies. An example includes a computer-implemented method for analyzing and determining impact on selected group of employees of selected pay policies. The method including receiving a first pay data for the selected group of employees. The method also including determining one or more controls for the selected group of employees. Additionally, the method including calculating an equitable pay range for the selected group of employees based on the one or more controls. The method also including receiving a user input, wherein the user input requests a second pay data relates to an employee, and is based on a selected control. The method also including calculating the second pay data; and sending the second pay data for display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2022
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Inventors: Maria Colacurcio, Robert Porcarelli, Robert Paul Platzer, Kathlyn Bardaro, Zev Eigen, Olya Evanitsky, Courtney Alexandra Ellert, Melania Davila, David Rubin, Rebecca Scully, Clinton Cutchins, Vanessa Mari Lynskey, Allison Hamilton, Robert Christopher Martin, Erika M. Johnson, Tyler E. Benjamin, Heather R. Kanipe, Adam Joshua Reed, Heather L. Hendy, Brendon Alan Kay, Trent Vigar, Taivon David Thompson, Samuel Andres Roldan, Lena I. Ripple, Joshua B. Hanson, Olga Kuznetsova, John Dillon Lareau, Scott J. Wilkins, Michelle Elaine Ruch, Jessica Sarmiento Madamba, Jia Yin
  • Publication number: 20220372909
    Abstract: Various embodiments for a hydrogen zero emissions vehicle that utilizes hydride storage of hydrogen and buffering of hydrogen for high demand power are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2022
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventors: Evan JOHNSON, Dylan COOK, Paul YOLLIN, Eli Adler
  • Publication number: 20220376284
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for producing and storing hydrogen energy are described. Hydrogen energy may be produced and distributed according to a tiered consumption system, such that consumption requirements of a first tier are prioritized over a second tier and third tier, respectively. Energy and hydrogen for this system may be produced by one or more fuel cell/electrolyzers, and produced hydrogen may be stored in one or more hydride storage tanks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2022
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventors: Evan JOHNSON, Dylan COOK, Paul YOLLIN, Eli ADLER, Taiga MIGITA
  • Publication number: 20220372935
    Abstract: Various embodiments of systems and methods for a smart hydrogen injection controller are disclosed herein. The system produces hydrogen and oxygen from a Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) electrolyzer and injects these gases individually into a combustion engine using port injection or direct injection at each cylinder of the combustion engine. In one aspect, varying the ratio of hydrogen to oxygen works to improve the operation of the internal combustion engine to decrease emissions and increase combustion efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2022
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventors: Evan JOHNSON, Dylan COOK, Paul YOLLIN, Eli ADLER
  • Publication number: 20220372864
    Abstract: A rotary tool for operation within an underground borehole or within tubing in a borehole has a tool body and at least one sensor-containing unit attached to the tool body and positioned to contact the conduit wall. The sensor-containing unit includes an exterior portion to contact the borehole or tubing wall and one or more sensors is located in a cavity between the exterior portion and the tool body. The sensor-containing unit may be formed from the exterior portion, an attachment portion for attachment to the tool body, and one or more connecting portions extending between the attachment and exterior portions, with the sensor-containing cavity between the attachment and exterior portions. Possible rotary tools include drill bits, reamers, mills, stabilizers, and rotary steerable systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2022
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventors: Jonathan Robert Hird, Ashley Bernard Johnson, Michael Paul Barrett, Walter David Aldred, Tomas Rosinski, Jarek Rosinski
  • Publication number: 20220376272
    Abstract: Method of preparing a proton exchange membrane (PEM) include mixing a precursor of a perfluorosulfonic acid polymer with a second material to form a precursor material in a reduced humidity zone; extruding the precursor material under reduced humidity to form a filament; 3D printing the PEM with the filament; converting the precursor of the perfluorosulfonic acid polymer to the perfluorosulfonic acid polymer within the PEM; and coating the PEM.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2022
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventors: Evan JOHNSON, Eli ADLER, Dylan COOK, Aaron ADLER, Paul YOLLIN