Patents by Inventor Peter D. Johnson

Peter D. 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: 10936173
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a novel user interface (UI) tool that is a unified slider control, which includes multiple sliders that slide along a region. The region is a straight line in some embodiments, while it is an angular arc in other embodiments. In some embodiments, the unified slider control is used in a media editing application to allow a user to modify several different properties of the image by moving several different sliders along the region. Each slider is associated with a property of the image. A position of the slider in the region corresponds to a value of the property associated with the slider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Randy Ubillos, Garrett M. Johnson, Russell Y. Webb, Timothy D. Cherna, Samuel M. Roberts, Peter Warner
  • Patent number: 10913853
    Abstract: Oral treatment devices formed from wax-based compositions that are thermally stable when formed into a three-dimensional shape to a temperature of at least 45° C. and plastically deformable at room temperature (25° C.). The wax-based compositions include a wax fraction homogeneously blended with a polymer fraction. The wax fraction includes at least one wax. The polymer fraction includes at least one polymer selected such that, when the wax and polymer are homogeneously blended together, they yield a wax-based composition having the desired properties of thermal stability and plastic deformability. Oral treatment devices are dimensionally stable to a temperature of at least 40° C. without external support and can be plastically deformed in a user's mouth to become at least partially customized to the size and shape of user's unique dentition and/or an appliance in a user's mouth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Steven B. Johnson, David Lawrence Margetts, Barry Lee Hobson, Jonathan D. Scoville, Neil T. Jessop, Peter M. Allred, Dan E. Fischer
  • Publication number: 20200410384
    Abstract: Hybrid quantum-classical generative models for learning data distributions are provided. In various embodiments, methods of and computer program products for operating a Helmholtz machine are provided. In various embodiments, methods of and computer program products for operating a generative adversarial network are provided. In various embodiments, methods of and computer program products for variational autoencoding are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Alan Aspuru-Guzik, Yudong Cao, Peter D. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10880649
    Abstract: In a device or method for rendering a sound program for headphones, a location is received for placing the sound program with respect to first and second ear pieces. If the location is between the first ear piece and the second ear piece, the sound program is filtered to produce low-frequency and high-frequency portions. The high-frequency portion is panned according to the location to produce first and second high-frequency signals. The low-frequency portion and the first high-frequency signal are combined to produce a first headphone driver signal to drive the first ear piece. A second headphone driver signal is similarly produced. The sound program may be a stereo sound program. The device or method may also provide for a location that is between the first ear piece and a near-field boundary. Other aspects are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Martin E. Johnson, Afrooz Family, Darius A. Satongar, Jonathan D. Sheaffer, Lance F. Reichert, Peter V. Jupin
  • Publication number: 20200394537
    Abstract: A hybrid quantum-classical (HQC) computer takes advantage of the available quantum coherence to maximally enhance the power of sampling on noisy quantum devices, reducing measurement number and runtime compared to VQE. The HQC computer derives inspiration from quantum metrology, phase estimation, and the more recent “alpha-VQE” proposal, arriving at a general formulation that is robust to error and does not require ancilla qubits. The HQC computer uses the “engineered likelihood function” (ELF) to carry out Bayesian inference. The ELF formalism enhances the quantum advantage in sampling as the physical hardware transitions from the regime of noisy intermediate-scale quantum computers into that of quantum error corrected ones. This technique speeds up a central component of many quantum algorithms, with applications including chemistry, materials, finance, and beyond.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Guoming Wang, Enshan Dax Koh, Peter D. Johnson, Yudong Cao, Pierre-Luc Dallaire-Demers
  • Patent number: 10840395
    Abstract: Methods of fabricating solar cells, and the resulting solar cells, are described herein. In an example, a method of fabricating a solar cell includes forming a thin dielectric layer on a surface of a substrate by radical oxidation or plasma oxidation of the surface of the substrate. The method also involves forming a silicon layer over the thin dielectric layer. The method also involves forming a plurality of emitter regions from the silicon layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: SunPower Corporation
    Inventors: Michael C. Johnson, Taiqing Qiu, David D. Smith, Peter John Cousins, Staffan Westerberg
  • Publication number: 20200324179
    Abstract: A golf club head that is capable improving on the inertia properties of a golf club head all while also improving the Center of Gravity (CG) location is disclosed herein. More specifically, the golf club head in accordance with the present invention achieves a relative low Moment of Inertia (MOI) about the Z-axis (MOI-Z) as well as a relatively low MOI about the Shaft-axis (MOI-SA), all combined with a high MOI about the X and Y-axis (MOI-X and MOI-Y) and maintaining a consistently and relatively low CG location measured along a direction tangent to the hosel axis along the X-Y plane (CG-B).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Charles E. Golden, Joey Ashcroft, Richard L. Cleghorn, Gregory D. Johnson, Gentry Ferguson, Peter L. Soracco, Noah de la Cruz, Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Peter Larsen
  • Patent number: 10798511
    Abstract: Processing input audio channels for generating spatial audio can include receiving a plurality of microphone signals that capture a sound field. Each microphone signal can be transformed into a frequency domain signal. From each frequency domain signal, a direct component and a diffuse component can be extracted. The direct component can be processed with a parametric renderer. The diffuse component can be processed with a linear renderer. The components can be combined, resulting in a spatial audio output. The levels of the components can be adjusted to match a direct to diffuse ratio (DDR) of the output with the DDR of the captured sound field. Other aspects are also described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Sheaffer, Juha O. Merimaa, Jason Wung, Martin E. Johnson, Peter A. Raffensperger, Joshua D. Atkins, Symeon Delikaris Manias, Mehrez Souden
  • Publication number: 20200274554
    Abstract: Model-free error correction in quantum processors is provided, allowing tailoring to individual devices. In various embodiments, a quantum circuit is configured according to a plurality of configuration parameters. The quantum circuit comprises an encoding circuit and a decoding circuit. Each of a plurality of training states is input to the quantum circuit. The encoding circuit is applied to each of the plurality of training states and to a plurality of input syndrome qubits to produce encoded training states. The decoding circuit is applied to each of the encoded training states to determine a plurality of outputs. A fidelity of the quantum circuit is measured for the plurality of training states based on the plurality of outputs. The fidelity is provided to a computing node. The computing node determines a plurality of optimized configuration parameters. The optimized configuration parameters maximize the accuracy of the quantum circuit for the plurality of training states.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Alan Aspuru-Guzik, Jonathan P. Olson, Jhonathan Romero Foniaivo, Peter D. Johnson, Yudong Cao, Pierre-Luc Dallaire-Demers
  • Patent number: 10728690
    Abstract: An iterative method for finding which user characteristic data should be used for pruning a database of available HRTFs before selecting an HRTF from the database for a target user (target listener.) The selected HRTF is expected to be the one that is more suitable for target user. This is also referred to as having “personalized” the HRTF selection process for the target user. This is not about computing a suitable HRTF but rather how to use the user characteristic data to improve the chances of selecting the most appropriate one from a database of available HRTFs. Other aspects are also described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Darius A. Satongar, Jonathan D. Sheaffer, Martin E. Johnson, Peter V. Jupin
  • Publication number: 20200229910
    Abstract: Wax-based compositions for making barrier layers used in oral treatment devices are thermally stable when formed into a flat sheet or three-dimensional article to a temperature of at least 45° C. and are plastically deformable at room temperature (25° C.). The wax-based compositions include a wax fraction homogeneously blended with a polymer fraction. The wax fraction includes at least one wax and the polymer fraction includes at least one polymer selected such that, when the at least one wax and at least one polymer are homogeneously blended together, they yield a wax-based composition having the desired properties of thermal stability and plastic deformability. Barrier layers and oral treatment devices made from such wax-based compositions are dimensionally stable to a temperature of at least 40° C. without external support and can be plastically deformed in a user's mouth to become at least partially customized to the size and shape of user's unique dentition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Steven B. Johnson, David Lawrence Margetts, Barry Lee Hobson, Jonathan D. Scoville, Neil T. Jessop, Peter M. Allred, Dan E. Fischer
  • Publication number: 20200226487
    Abstract: A hybrid quantum classical (HQC) computer, which includes both a classical computer component and a quantum computer component, implements improvements to expectation value estimation in quantum circuits, in which the number of shots to be performed in order to compute the estimation is reduced by applying a quantum circuit that imposes an orbital rotation to the quantum state during each shot instead of applying single-qubit context-selection gates. The orbital rotations are determined through the decomposition of a Hamiltonian or another objective function into a set of orbital frames. The variationally minimized expectation value of the Hamiltonian or the other objective function may then be used to determine the extent of an attribute of the system, such as the value of a property of the electronic structure of a molecule, chemical compound, or other extended system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Maxwell D. RADIN, Peter D. JOHNSON
  • Publication number: 20200188741
    Abstract: A golf club head that is capable improving on the inertia properties of a golf club head all while also improving the Center of Gravity (CG) location is disclosed herein. More specifically, the golf club head in accordance with the present invention achieves a relative low Moment of Inertia (MOI) about the Z-axis (MOI-Z) as well as a relatively low MOI about the Shaft-axis (MOI-SA), all combined with a high MOI about the X and Y-axis (MOI-X and MOI-Y) and maintaining a consistently and relatively low CG location measured along a direction tangent to the hosel axis along the X-Y plane (CG-B).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Charles E. Golden, Joey Ashcroft, Richard L. Cleghorn, Gregory D. Johnson, Gentry Ferguson, Peter L. Soracco, Noah de la Cruz, Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Peter Larsen
  • Publication number: 20200188746
    Abstract: A golf club head that is capable improving on the inertia properties of a golf club head all while also improving the Center of Gravity (CG) location is disclosed herein. More specifically, the golf club head in accordance with the present invention achieves a relative low Moment of Inertia (MOI) about the Z-axis (MOI-Z) as well as a relatively low MOI about the Shaft-axis (MOI-SA), all combined with a high MOI about the X and Y-axis (MOI-X and MOI-Y) and maintaining a consistently and relatively low CG location measured along a direction tangent to the hosel axis along the X-Y plane (CG-B).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Ryuichi Sugimae, Peter Larsen, Stephen S. Murphy, Scott A. Knutson, Charles E. Golden, Joey L. Ashcroft, Richard L. Cleghorn, Gregory D. Johnson, Gentry Ferguson, Peter L. Soracco, Noah de la Cruz, Hiroshi Kawaguchi
  • Publication number: 20200188745
    Abstract: A golf club head that is capable improving on the inertia properties of a golf club head all while also improving the Center of Gravity (CG) location is disclosed herein. More specifically, the golf club head in accordance with the present invention achieves a relative low Moment of Inertia (MOI) about the Z-axis (MOI-Z) as well as a relatively low MOI about the Shaft-axis (MOI-SA), all combined with a high MOI about the X and Y-axis (MOI-X and MOI-Y) and maintaining a consistently and relatively low CG location measured along a direction tangent to the hosel axis along the X-Y plane (CG-B).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Ryuichi Sugimae, Charles E. Golden, Joey Ashcroft, Richard L. Cleghorn, Gregory D. Johnson, Gentry Ferguson, Peter L. Soracco, Noah de la Cruz, Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Peter Larsen
  • Publication number: 20200160204
    Abstract: A hybrid quantum classical (HQC) computer, which includes both a classical computer component and a quantum computer component, implements improvements to the quantum approximate optimization algorithm (QAOA) which enable QAOA to be applied to valuable problem instances (e.g., those including several thousand or more qubits) using near-term quantum computers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Peter D. Johnson, Maria Kieferova, Max Radin
  • Patent number: 10646318
    Abstract: Wax-based compositions for making barrier layers used in oral treatment devices are thermally stable when formed into a flat sheet or three-dimensional article to a temperature of at least 45° C. and are plastically deformable at room temperature (25° C.). The wax-based compositions include a wax fraction homogeneously blended with a polymer fraction. The wax fraction includes at least one wax and the polymer fraction includes at least one polymer selected such that, when the at least one wax and at least one polymer are homogeneously blended together, they yield a wax-based composition having the desired properties of thermal stability and plastic deformability. Barrier layers in oral treatment devices made from such wax-based compositions are dimensionally stable to a temperature of at least 40° C. without external support and can be plastically deformed in a user's mouth to become at least partially customized to the size and shape of user's unique dentition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Steven B. Johnson, David Lawrence Margetts, Barry Lee Hobson, Jonathan D. Scoville, Neil T. Jessop, Peter M. Allred, Dan E. Fischer
  • Patent number: 10608503
    Abstract: A generator set comprises an engine including a crankshaft rotatable in a first direction about a longitudinal axis of the generator set, and a generator including a generator shaft. A gearbox is positioned between the engine and the generator, all mounted on a chassis. The gearbox couples the crankshaft to the generator shaft. The gearbox includes a gearbox housing having a first end and a second end. The first end is coupled to an engine first end and the second end is coupled to a generator first end. The gearbox also includes a gear set including a plurality of gears, a first gear shaft coupled to a crank shaft first end, and a second gear shaft coupled to a generator shaft first end. The crankshaft and at least a portion of the plurality of gears, and the generator shaft are axially aligned along the longitudinal axis of the generator set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Cummins Power Generation Limited
    Inventors: Paul D. Johnson, Kent A. Lobsiger, Sze Kwan Cheah, Tejaskumar Rajendrakumar Amin, Peter Andrew Goleczka
  • Publication number: 20200091366
    Abstract: Solar cells having emitter regions composed of wide bandgap semiconductor material are described. In an example, a method includes forming, in a process tool having a controlled atmosphere, a thin dielectric layer on a surface of a semiconductor substrate of the solar cell. The semiconductor substrate has a bandgap. Without removing the semiconductor substrate from the controlled atmosphere of the process tool, a semiconductor layer is formed on the thin dielectric layer. The semiconductor layer has a bandgap at least approximately 0.2 electron Volts (eV) above the bandgap of the semiconductor substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Richard M. Swanson, Marius M. Bunea, Michael C. Johnson, David D. Smith, Yu-Chen Shen, Peter J. Cousins, Tim Dennis
  • Publication number: 20200057957
    Abstract: A quantum optimization system and method estimate, on a classical computer and for a quantum state, an expectation value of a Hamiltonian, expressible as a linear combination of observables, based on expectation values of the observables; and transform, on the classical computer, one or both of the Hamiltonian and the quantum state to reduce the expectation value of the Hamiltonian.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Peter D. Johnson, Maxwell D. Radin, Jhonathan Romero, Yudong Cao, Amara Katabarwa