Patents by Inventor Richard A. Johnson

Richard A. 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: 20190305206
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods enable active compensation for unwanted discrepancies in the superconducting elements of a quantum processor. A qubit may include a primary compound Josephson junction (CJJ) structure, which may include at least a first secondary CJJ structure to enable compensation for Josephson junction asymmetry in the primary CJJ structure. A qubit may include a series LC-circuit coupled in parallel with a first CJJ structure to provide a tunable capacitance. A qubit control system may include means for tuning inductance of a qubit loop, for instance a tunable coupler inductively coupled to the qubit loop and controlled by a programming interface, or a CJJ structure coupled in series with the qubit loop and controlled by a programming interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Richard G. Harris, Andrew J. Berkley, Jan Johansson, Mark Johnson, Mohammad Amin, Paul I. Bunyk
  • Patent number: 10429838
    Abstract: A system for landing an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) at a destination includes a landing coordination control unit that is configured to switch the UAV from a normal operating mode to a landing mode in response to the UAV entering a regulated airspace in relation to the destination. The normal operating mode includes normal instructions for flying and navigating to the destination. The landing mode includes landing instructions for a landing sequence into a landing zone at the destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Millie Irene Sterling, Matthew B. Hendrian, Cash Neil Johnson, Jeremy Richards
  • Patent number: 10421490
    Abstract: A vehicle steering system includes a first sensor sensing a pinion angle of a handwheel and a second sensor sensing a torsion bar windup angle. An autonomous steering module generates a steering command having an input torque signal. A steering angle controller is configured to determine a filtered handwheel acceleration based on the pinion angle and the windup angle. The steering angle controller also determines an offset torque based on the filtered handwheel acceleration. Further, the steering angle controller applies the offset torque to the input torque signal to define a refined torque signal that compensates for inertia and off-center mass of the handwheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Erick Michael Lavoie, Darrel Alan Recker, Michael Richard Johnson
  • Patent number: 10400303
    Abstract: An apparatus (102) for processing a metal ribbon (116) comprising a main portion (118) and a sacrificial portion (120) adjoining the main portion (118) of the metal ribbon (116), is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: John Richard Porter, Stephen Thomas Johnson, Mark Frederick Gabriel, Lisa Ann Cardon
  • Patent number: 10387471
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the invention can be a method for assessing unstructured comments, the method including providing reference data generated from a first set of unstructured comments from a first group; receiving a second set of unstructured comments from a second group; identifying a significant word within each unstructured comment of the second set of unstructured comments; for each significant word identified within the second set of unstructured comments, determining a frequency of occurrence of the significant word; and generating a visualization including a portion of the identified significant words, wherein for each visualized significant word, a first aspect of an appearance of the significant word is based on an extent to which the frequency of occurrence deviates from a frequency of occurrence of the significant word in the first set of unstructured comments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventors: Richard Johnson Joi, Clifford Robert Bettmann Piontek
  • Publication number: 20190248745
    Abstract: The invention relates to pyridone amide compounds of formula I and I? or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, useful as inhibitors of sodium channels: The invention also provides pharmaceutically acceptable compositions comprising the compounds of the invention and methods of using the compositions in the treatment of various disorders, including pain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Sara Sabina Hadida Ruah, Corey Anderson, Vijayalaksmi Arumugam, Iuliana Luci Asgian, Brian Richard Bear, Andreas P. Termin, James Philip Johnson
  • Publication number: 20190248201
    Abstract: A vehicle suspension arrangement includes a mounting bracket, a trailing arm, an air spring assembly configured to bias a second end of the trailing arm from a vehicle frame member, an axle assembly couple to the trailing arm, and a trailing arm connection assembly that includes a connector having a first portion received within an aperture of the mounting bracket, and a second portion extending outwardly from the first portion and including an aperture, a bushing member received within a first end of the trailing arm, a pin member received within the bushing member and including a first aperture, and a first mechanical fastener received within the first aperture of the pin member and within the aperture of the second portion of the first connector, thereby pivotably securing the trailing arm to the mounting bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Marc Johnson, Jeffrey Galla, Richard Conaway
  • Publication number: 20190230985
    Abstract: A charging case assembly for a vaporizer device includes a lower housing pivotably coupled to an upper housing. The lower housing can include a rechargeable power supply and a coupling mechanism configured to receive and position the vaporizer device within the lower housing. The coupling mechanism can include a cradle portion positioned along the lower housing and further include an elongated base that is recessed along an inner surface of the lower housing. The cradle portion can be configured to receive the vaporizer device such that a first elongated side of the vaporizer device is positioned against the base of the cradle portion. The coupling mechanism can further include a pair of case contacts positioned adjacent a first end of the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Edward K. W. Chan, Brandon Cheung, Richard Johnson, Nolan Y. T. Lau, Kevin Lomeli, James Monsees, Alexander Ringrose, Roxolana Wacyk
  • Publication number: 20190228096
    Abstract: Data storage system and method for managing transaction requests in the data storage system utilizes prepare requests for a transaction request for multiple data storage operations. The prepare requests are sent to selected destination storage nodes of the data storage system to handle the multiple data storage operations. Each prepare request includes at least one of the multiple data storage operations to be handled by a particular destination data store node and a list of the destination storage nodes involved in the transaction request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Wenguang Wang, Abhishek Gupta, Kapil Chowksey, Richard P. Spillane, Rob Johnson
  • Patent number: 10353761
    Abstract: Described herein are apparatuses, methods, and computer readable media for asynchronous sensing and/or validating of data using a first sensor and a second sensor for a purpose of transforming input data into validated output data when at least one attribute of external data or the input data, as determined by a sensor, is missing. The external data is associated with the input data and is used for determining a set of attributes for the first sensor. The asynchronous sensing and/or validating of the input data enables faster transforming of the input data into the validated output data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Black Knight IP Holding Company, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Brian Sogorka, Mark Richard Johnson, John David Holbrook, Jeffrey Albert Sanderson, Ronald Lynn Frazier, Donald P. Smith
  • Publication number: 20190210392
    Abstract: A printing system is disclosed. The printing system includes a print controller and an engine controller to receive printing characteristic information from the print controller, determine one or more dryer control parameters based on the printing characteristic information and update the one or more dryer control parameters upon detecting one or more printing characteristic information changes during a printing process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Scott Richard Johnson, Stuart James Boland
  • Publication number: 20190211168
    Abstract: A display film includes a transparent cross-linked polyurethane acrylate layer. The transparent cross-linked polyurethane acrylate layer having a glass transition temperature of 10 degrees Celsius or less and a Tan Delta peak value of 0.5 or greater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: David Scott THOMPSON, Steven D. SOLOMONSON, Karissa Lynn ECKERT, John James STRADINGER, Catherine A. LEATHERDALE, Peter D. CONDO, Richard J. POKORNY, Ryan M. BRAUN, Michael A. JOHNSON, Joseph D. RULE, Kevin R. SCHAFFER, Derek W. PATZMAN
  • Publication number: 20190213580
    Abstract: A prepaid spending card for the storage of funds, the prepaid spending card comprising a single primary account number. The prepaid spending card further comprises a first purse identified by a first pseudo DDA, the first purse authorized to received funds from any available funding source, and a second purse identified by a second pseudo DDA, the second purse authorized to send and receive funds only from restricted sources. The first pseudo DDA is used to route incoming funds to the first purse and the second pseudo DDA is used to route incoming funds to the second purse. Moreover, the first purse receives funds from any available funding source and the second purse receives from restricted funding sources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew Buckley, Marvin Richard Johnson, Scott Hudson, Thomas Robert Cronin
  • Patent number: 10342443
    Abstract: An automated system, method, apparatus, device and/or computer program product for detecting positioning effect is set forth, the apparatus according to an exemplary embodiment may include an output operable to couple to one or more stimulating electrodes to stimulate one or more peripheral nerves of the patient, an input operable to couple to one or more recording electrodes to record resultant electrical waveforms generated by a nervous system of a patient in response to the stimulating module, and one or more processors operable to identify the positioning effect based on the resultant electrical waveforms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: SafeOp Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel Johnson, Richard A O'Brien
  • Patent number: 10346140
    Abstract: A method for model-based design of safety-critical software is disclosed. The method includes receiving natural-language software requirements, developing a specification model by implementing either semantic modeling or graphical modeling, applying formal requirements analysis to the specification model, auto generating requirements based and robustness test cases from the specification model, developing a design model based on the specification model, applying test cases to the design model, auto-generating source code using the design model, verifying the source code using both test cases and static analysis technology, and compiling executable object code from the verified source code. If a result of the analysis of the software specification or design models is not satisfactory then adjusting the specification or design model to correct any inconsistency, and repeating applying the analysis and test cases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Timothy Lee Johnson, Andrew Walter Crapo, Michael Richard Durling, Alexander Walsch, Kit Yan Siu, Luca Parolini, Panagiotis Manolios, Meng Li, Han Yu, Scott Alan Stacey, Gregory Reed Sykes
  • Publication number: 20190200952
    Abstract: A catheter extension can include an extension body with a sheath defining a lumen, a cable extending within the lumen, a proximal connector attached to the sheath and configured to couple to a catheter drive mechanism, and a distal connector attached to the sheath and configured to couple to a catheter. An axial biasing member can be coupled to the cable and integrated into either the proximal or distal connector and configured to exert a force on the cable in a first axial direction and permit movement of the cable in a second axial direction. An axial key can be coupled to the cable and integrated into the connector opposite the axial biasing member. The axial key can include a tab attached to the cable and a slot with an inner profile that complements a tab outer profile that can permit the tab to move in within the slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Richard A. Bautista, David Johnson, Isaac Kim
  • Patent number: 10337457
    Abstract: A rocket motor (20) includes a nozzle (22) and a solid propellant section (24) in communication with the nozzle. The solid propellant section includes a first energetic grain layer (38, 32) that has a top surface and a bottom surface, and a second energetic grain layer (40, 44) that has a top surface and a bottom surface. The second layer is located on top of the first layer. The bottom surface of the second energetic grain layer partially abuts the top surface of the first energetic grain layer, and the bottom surface of the second energetic grain layer and the top surface of the first energetic grain layer define a region (46, 48) therebetween. A powder energetic (49) is disposed in the region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Lynch, Richard Johnson
  • Patent number: 10338593
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for systems and methods to provide accurate positioning for a hydraulic steering system without a need for a steering reference transducer. A hydraulic steering system may include a logic device in communication with an autopilot pump controller. Control and sensor signals provided by the pump controller are used to determine a linear or uncompensated steering actuator speed and an estimate of the hydraulic elasticity of the steering system, which can be modeled as an estimate of the air volume trapped within the steering system. The hydraulic elasticity/air volume estimate is used to determine a corrected or compensated steering actuator speed, and the corrected steering actuator speed is used to accurately control the steering system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: FLIR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Johnson, Chris Yeomans, Richard Moth
  • Patent number: RE47549
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: S.R. Smith, LLC
    Inventors: Richard P. Laitta, Darrin Johnson
  • Patent number: D860523
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: JUUL Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Brandon Cheung, Richard Johnson, Kevin Lomeli, James Monsees, Alexander Ringrose, Roxolana Wacyk