Patents by Inventor Robert A. Johnson

Robert 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: 20210062481
    Abstract: A faucet spout includes an arm extending from an upstream portion to a downstream portion. The arm defines a longitudinal axis extending between the upstream portion and the downstream portion. A passageway is disposed in the arm, and the passageway is configured to receive water from a water source. A plurality of baffles is disposed in the passageway. The plurality of baffles defines a tortuous flow path in the passageway. An outlet is disposed substantially perpendicularly to the longitudinal axis. The outlet is configured to receive water from the passageway and deliver water from the faucet spout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Alisha Nicole Buescher, Gerald Robert Hayes, Brian Wayne Johnson
  • Publication number: 20210061535
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments relate to an insulative protective packaging material constructed using recyclable paper materials. The packaging material includes one or more plies of paper adhered to each other. The one or more plies can have protrusions that form gas pockets. The gas pockets can be sealed by another ply to provide shock absorbency and insulation. Further, the plies can be used in multiple ways such as by nesting the protrusions of one ply into the recessed of another ply, layering multiple plies on top of each other, or individually. Each ply can be substantially flat or have protrusions. The protrusions can be made in various ways such as alternating the directions that they extend and varying the shapes of the protrusions. The resulting packaging material can be used as a shipping container or as liners within shipping containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Benjamin Edward Lee Moore, Wesley Robert Johnson
  • Publication number: 20210060187
    Abstract: Provided are imaging agents comprising a compound of Formula I, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, and methods of their use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Celia Dominguez, John Wityak, Jonathan Bard, Christopher John Brown, Michael Edward Prime, Peter David Johnson, Thomas Martin Krulle, Daniel Clark-Frew, Duane Higgins, Matthew Robert Mills, Richard Waldron Marston, Samuel Coe, Samantha Brown, Sarah Hayes
  • Publication number: 20210052427
    Abstract: A system including a head-mounted device having a face shield; a respirator coupled to or embodied in the head mounted device; a light having a light intensity; a light detector, and a computing device communicatively coupled to the at least one light detector that receive from the light detector data indicting a type and intensity of light, and determine that the light matches a particular type of light and whether it exceeds a threshold, and on the basis of this determination, modifies the intensity of the light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Steven T. Awiszus, Kiran S. Kanukurthy, Eric C. Lobner, Robert J. Quintero, Micayla A. Johnson, Caroline M. Ylitalo, Britton G. Billingsley
  • Patent number: 10929800
    Abstract: A modular sorting station includes a frame defining an inbound bay and an outbound bay, each of the bays being sized to receive an inventory holder containing inventory. A robotic grasper is mounted to the frame and positioned above one of the inbound and outbound bays and operable to transfer inventory items from the inbound bay to the outbound bay, and a sensor mounted to one of the frame or robotic grasper and operable to identify inventory at the inbound bay when the inventory holder is present in the inbound bay. The frame is sized and arranged to align with a material handling grid and permit drive units to transport inventory holders into and out of the inbound bay and/or outbound bays while moving along the material handling grid; and the frame is portable such that the modular sorting station can be moved as a modular unit for deployment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Stallman, Tye Michael Brady, Michael Robert Bocamazo, Mafalda Ghira Borges, Harris Scott Davidson, Anders Richard Johnson, Abigail Phyllis Rodrigues, Mindy Tieu
  • Publication number: 20210046405
    Abstract: A clarifier with an improved rake comprising a plurality of arms, wherein each arm of the rake including a series of arcuate blades, which each blade increasing in height and angle relative to the rake arm as radial distance of the blade relative to the center of the rake decreases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Daniel Charhut, Robert Heywood, Keith Johnson, Saurabh Rastogi
  • Patent number: 10920745
    Abstract: A rotor blade segment of a wind turbine includes a seamless leading edge surface. A method of manufacturing a rotor blade segment of a wind turbine, the rotor blade segment having a seamless leading edge surface, includes forming an outer skin of the rotor blade segment. The outer skin defines a continuous outer surface. The continuous outer surface includes a pressure side surface extending between a pressure side aft edge and a pressure side forward edge, a suction side surface extending between a suction side forward edge and a suction side aft edge, and the seamless leading edge surface extends between the pressure side forward edge and the suction side forward edge. After folding the outer skin, the pressure side surface is positioned opposite the suction side surface and the pressure side aft edge is proximate the suction side aft edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: James Robert Tobin, Stephen Bertram Johnson
  • Patent number: 10918606
    Abstract: Disclosed are compositions and methods useful for enhancing the skin penetration of drug nanoparticles. The compositions can be hydrophobic and include a hydrophobic carrier, a volatile silicone fluid, and drug nanoparticles. Also disclosed are methods for inhibiting crystal growth of drug nanoparticles in an aqueous carrier or a hydrophobic carrier. Further, methods to topically treat psoriasis using compositions containing nanoparticles of paclitaxel or other taxanes are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: DFB Soria, LLC
    Inventors: Keith Johnson, Robert Lathrop, Meidong Yang, Holly Maulhardt, Roland Franke
  • Patent number: 10922759
    Abstract: A computer-implement method may bundle insurance and financial products, and visually depict a current status for an application for each product within the bundle, such as applications related auto, home, life, or renters insurance, and/or vehicle loans. In one aspect, the method may determine a standard status icon or message for each product. A data server may receive a customer identification and selection of a first product offered, and determine a context of an application for the first product, wherein the context represents a state of progress of the application for the first product, and determine a standard status of the application corresponding to the context. The status is selected from a group of statuses standardized across two or more product lines sold by the company. The data server may further generate a status message including the status of the application and transmit the status message to a client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Arlene Serapin, Pawn Johnson-Paul, Robert Albert, Twanna Edwards, Tracy Warne, Lisa Bianco, Elizabeth Orzolek, Mark R. Yoder, David B. Christensen, Dustin Mardis, Benjamin R. Murphy
  • Patent number: 10922138
    Abstract: A method for conserving resources in a distributed system includes receiving an event-criteria list from a resource controller. The event-criteria list includes one or more events watched by the resource controller and the resource controller controls at least one target resource and is configured to respond to events from the event-criteria list that occur. The method also includes determining whether the resource controller is idle. When the resource controller is idle, the method includes terminating the resource controller, determining whether any event from the event-criteria list occurs after terminating the resource controller, and, when at least one event from the event-criteria list occurs after terminating the resource controller, recreating the resource controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Justin Santa Barbara, Timothe Hockin, Robert Bailey, Jeffrey Johnson
  • Publication number: 20210038348
    Abstract: A frictionally-retained detachable dental attachment assembly or anchor device is designed to attach a dental appliance with a tooth root or implant. The assembly includes a denture attachment housing for securing in the dental appliance, an abutment attached with a tooth root or implant, and a compressible retention member with a first end in fixed attachment with the cap and a second end in snap engagement with the abutment via a frictionally-retained ball secured within a cavity of the abutment. The retention member is formed using a compressible material to allow the ball to compress and the retention member to flex while inserting the ball into the cavity. Additional friction-retained and fixed attachment configurations of the dental anchor device are provided, along with methods of securing a dental appliance in a subject's mouth by means of the friction-retained and fixed attachment dental anchor devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Richard Robert Allen, Christopher Michael Gervais, James Irwin Johnson
  • Publication number: 20210038017
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing a selected volume of water at a specified temperature. The dispenser includes a source of water at an elevated temperature and a source of water at a lower temperature. An electronic controller determines the volume of water needed from each source in order to arrive at the selected volume and temperature. The dispenser uses a recirculation valve to circulate at least the elevated temperature water in the tank and in the outlet in order to ensure the temperature of the water is as expected throughout the system to achieve the specified temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: Tea Unwrapped LLC
    Inventors: Errin Whitney Gnadinger, Benjamin L. Martin, Robert L. Lewis, JR., Grayson Paul Newland, Dean Paul Haviland, Max Bock-Aronson, Cheryl E. Watson, Dan Johnson, Eric Krause, Todd Matthew Squires
  • Patent number: 10914083
    Abstract: A self-climbing concrete wall form hoist for forming a concrete wall section atop a previously formed wall section has a wall mounting releasably secured to the previously formed wall section, a plurality of moveable vertical masts, an extendable cylinder inside each mast, and a platform alternatively supported on the masts, which in turn are supported alternatively on the upper and lower wall mountings. The apparatus cycles between a platform raising position when the masts and platform are supported on the upper wall mounting and a lower wall mounting raising position when the masts and platform are supported on the upper wall mounting. The extendable cylinders are extended to raise the mast and platform relative to the lower wall mounting when the masts are supported on the upper wall mounting, and the extendable cylinders are retracted when raising the lower wall mounting relative to the platform when the masts and platform are supported on the upper wall mounting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Wilian Holding Co.
    Inventors: James Johnson, Thomas Waldschmitt, Andrew Gray, Robert McCracken
  • Patent number: 10905976
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method of controlling the water flow in a water filtration system in which the filtering system may be connected to a variety of possible outside sources and pre-filtering systems, in order to ensure a continuous flow of water, eliminating the need of continual user surveillance. A combination of float valves and seals regulate water levels and prevent leakage and overflow. Ambient pressure is maintained by venting a lower chamber. Additional chamber(s) may be integrated to expand the capacity of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: WellspringPure, LLC
    Inventors: Valdean Allen Johnson, Celia Roberts Johnson
  • Patent number: 10909691
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed to objectively identify sub-second behavioral modules in the three-dimensional (3D) video data that represents the motion of a subject. Defining behavioral modules based upon structure in the 3D video data itself—rather than using a priori definitions for what should constitute a measurable unit of action—identifies a previously-unexplored sub-second regularity that defines a timescale upon which behavior is organized, yields important information about the components and structure of behavior, offers insight into the nature of behavioral change in the subject, and enables objective discovery of subtle alterations in patterned action. The systems and methods of the invention can be applied to drug or gene therapy classification, drug or gene therapy screening, disease study including early detection of the onset of a disease, toxicology research, side-effect study, learning and memory process study, anxiety study, and analysis in consumer behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: PRESIDENT AND FELLOWS OF HARVARD COLLEGE
    Inventors: Sandeep Robert Datta, Matthew J. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20210022863
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods are described herein to provide improved steerability for delivering a prosthesis to a body location, for example, for delivering a replacement mitral valve to a native mitral valve location. The steerable delivery system can contain a steerable rail configured for multi-plane bending to direct a distal end of the delivery system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Alexander H. Cooper, David Robert Landon, Kevin M. Stewart, Garrett Dallas Johnson, Glen T. Rabito, Tarannum Ishaq Gutierrez, Hiroshi Okabe, Ramon Aguilar, JR., Jesse Robert Edwards, Taylor Jacob Scheinblum, Patrick Chow, Julio Cesar Sanchez, Hieu Minh Luong
  • Patent number: 10899686
    Abstract: The present invention provides an integrated process for preparing 2,3,3, 3-tetrafluoropropene (1234yf), the process comprising: (a) vapour phase catalytic fluorination of a first composition comprising 3,3,3-trifluoro-2-chloro-prop-1-ene (CF3C—CNCH2, 1233xf) with hydrogen fluoride (HF) in a fluorination reactor to produce a fluorination product stream comprising 1,1,2,2-pentafluoropropane (245cb), HF and HCI; (b) vapour phase catalytic dehydrofluorination composition comprising 245cb in a dehydrofluorination reactor to produce a dehydrofluorination product stream comprising 1234yf and HF; wherein the fluorination product stream and the dehydrofluorination product stream are combined and subjected to (c) purification to produce a composition comprising 245cb and a 1234yf product stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: MEXICHEM FLUOR S.A. DE C.V.
    Inventors: Sheryl Louise Johnson, Stephen Andrew Flaherty, James Henry Murray, Fiona Louise Smith, Jonathan Junhay Man, Clive Robert Giddis
  • Publication number: 20210015545
    Abstract: An end effector apparatus for a surgical instrument is disclosed including a housing having a first jaw mounted on a revolute joint and providing a first electrical conduction path between the housing and the first jaw. A second jaw is mounted on a revolute joint within the housing and is insulated from the housing, the jaws each having a manipulating portion and a lever arm. A yoke is received within the housing and mechanically coupled to the lever arms and to a control link and is moveable in response to movements of the control link to cause opening and closing of the jaws, the yoke being electrically insulated from the housing and the first jaw. A second electrical conduction path is provided between the control link and the second jaw. The electrical conduction paths facilitate conduction of an electrocauterization current through tissue grasped between the jaws.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Rene Robert, Jonathan Hess Hills, Timothy Norman Johnson
  • Patent number: 10893912
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a surgical robot system may include an end-effector element configured for controlled movement and positioning and tracking of surgical instruments and objects relative to an image of a patient's anatomical structure. In some embodiments the end-effector may be tracked by surgical robot system and displayed to a user. In some embodiments the end-effector element may be configured to restrict the movement of an instrument assembly in a guide tube. In some embodiments, the end-effector may contain structures to allow for magnetic coupling to a robot arm and/or wireless powering of the end-effector element. In some embodiments, tracking of a target anatomical structure and objects, both in a navigation space and an image space, may be provided by a dynamic reference base located at a position away from the target anatomical structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Globus Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Neil R. Crawford, Nicholas A. Theodore, Mitchell Foster, Norbert Johnson, Timothy Moulton, Kevin Zhang, Jeffrey Forsyth, Chris Major, Robert LeBoeuf, David Cleary
  • Patent number: 10889026
    Abstract: A molding process (100) comprising the step of inserting an uncured blank (102) in a mold cavity (14) formed in a mold system, the uncured blank including fiber and uncured binder, transferring heat from the mold system to a cool pressurized gas (108) to establish a hot pressurized gas, injecting the hot pressurized gas into the mold cavity (110), and transferring heat (112) from the hot pressurized gas to the uncured blank to cause the uncured binder to cure and establish a cured product (114).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Knauf Insulation, Inc.
    Inventors: Gert R. Mueller, Robert W. Zembrodt, Charles Fitch Appley, Walter A. Johnson, Steven Lee Collings