Patents by Inventor Robert K. Johnson

Robert K. 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: 7708025
    Abstract: A poppet valve member includes a main body, and a cover portion disposed at the first end of the valve member. The cover portion is removable from the main body, the cover portion including a first seal disposed about an outer perimeter of the cover portion. The valve member includes a head portion disposed proximate the first end and behind the cover portion, the head portion including a second seal disposed about an outer perimeter defined by the head portion. A webbing portion is disposed between the cover portion and the head portion, the webbing portion including a fault structure to enable the cover portion to be removed from the main body and broken off from the head portion. The main body is formed of a molded material, and the first and second seals are formed of an overmold material molded onto the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Colder Products Company
    Inventor: Robert K. Johnson
  • Patent number: 7394375
    Abstract: A coupler can include a main body including a first end and a second end, and a flow passage between the first and second ends to allow fluid flow therethrough. The coupler can also include a frame member, and a radio frequency identification tag coupled to the frame member. The frame member is configured to be molded into the main body so that the radio frequency identification tag is incorporated into the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2008
    Assignee: Colder Products Company
    Inventor: Robert K. Johnson
  • Patent number: 7060434
    Abstract: The DNA probes produced by molecular cloning and the characterization of specific gene region sequences is provided, these can be used as genetic markers for the genes such as Cytochrome b (cyt b); Mitochondrial control region (D-Loop); Inter Transcribed Spacers (ITS2) and Rhodopsin (ROD), 12S rRNA and 16S rRNA in mesopelagic lantern fishes which are found in the mesopelagic zones of the oceans where the photic regime is of dim light and associate themselves with the oxygen minimum layer, it also includes the recombinant DNA techniques for the preparation of specific gene probes and sequences of species specific primers of lantern fishes, novel gene probes and novel oligonucleotides for amplification of myctophid genes are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Assignee: Council of Scientific & Industrial Research
    Inventors: Usha Goswami, Giacomo Bernardi, Subhash Chander Goswami, Patricia Johnson, Robert K. Johnson
  • Patent number: 6978800
    Abstract: A closure device used in a fluid dispensing assembly. The closure device contains a housing, a poppet member, and a biasing member. The closure device provides a retaining structure for stabilizing and aligning the poppet member and biasing member within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2005
    Assignee: Colder Products Company
    Inventors: Charles Peter deCler, Robert K. Johnson
  • Patent number: 6962275
    Abstract: A coupling apparatus for fluid dispensing with a disposable connector on the fluid line or fluid dispensing system side. The coupling apparatus includes an insert body that is connectable with a disposable connector device. The insert body includes a recess area defined between a first inner sidewall and a second inner sidewall. The second inner sidewall extends coaxially with the first inner sidewall, and has an aperture defining an opening through a first and second end. The connector device includes a connector body connected with an adapter portion. The connector body includes a beveled end that is insertable through the aperture of the second inner sidewall. The adapter portion is disposed proximate and extends past the beveled end, where the beveled end is recessed within the adapter portion. An insertion space is defined between the beveled end and an outer wall defined by the adapter portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2005
    Assignee: Colder Products Company
    Inventors: Charles Peter deCler, Robert K. Johnson
  • Patent number: 6848602
    Abstract: A fluid dispensing assembly for fluid dispensing and fluid transmission from a fluid source. The fluid dispensing assembly alone may dispense from a fluid source, or may be connected to a fluid dispensing system. The fluid dispensing assembly has a closure connected to a coupler. The closure includes fill through capabilities. The coupler is provided with a locking feature for preserving proper orientation and a closed position before being coupled to a piece of fluid dispensing equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2005
    Assignee: Colder Products Company
    Inventors: Charles Peter deCler, Robert K. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20040232175
    Abstract: A coupling apparatus for fluid dispensing with a disposable connector on the fluid line or fluid dispensing system side. The coupling apparatus includes an insert body that is connectable with a disposable connector device. The insert body includes a recess area defined between a first inner sidewall and a second inner sidewall. The second inner sidewall extends coaxially with the first inner sidewall, and has an aperture defining an opening through a first and second end. The connector device includes a connector body connected with an adapter portion. The connector body includes a beveled end that is insertable through the aperture of the second inner sidewall. The adapter portion is disposed proximate and extends past the beveled end, where the beveled end is recessed within the adapter portion. An insertion space is defined between the beveled end and an outer wall defined by the adapter portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2003
    Publication date: November 25, 2004
    Applicant: Colder Products Company
    Inventors: Charles Peter deCler, Robert K. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20030196703
    Abstract: A closure device used in a fluid dispensing assembly. The closure device contains a housing, a poppet member, and a biasing member. The closure device provides a retaining structure for stabilizing and aligning the poppet member and biasing member within the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2003
    Publication date: October 23, 2003
    Applicant: Colder Products Company
    Inventors: Charles Peter DeCler, Robert K. Johnson
  • Patent number: 6626419
    Abstract: A fluid coupling valve assembly includes a coupler connected with a closure. The closure includes a closure valve rotatably connected with a closure body. The closure valve is actuatable to open/close the closure to allow/prevent fluid dispensing. The coupler is connected to the closure to transmit fluids to a fluid system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2003
    Assignee: Colder Products Company
    Inventors: Peter deCler, Robert K. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20030143534
    Abstract: The DNA probes produced by molecular cloning and the characterization of specific gene region sequences is provided, these can be used as genetic markers for the genes such as Cytochrome b (cyt b); Mitochondrial control region (D-Loop); Inter Transcribed Spacers (ITS2) and Rhodopsin (ROD), 12S rRNA and 16S rRNA in mesopelagic lantern fishes which are found in the mesopelagic zones of the oceans where the photic regime is of dim light and associate themselves with the oxygen minimum layer, it also includes the recombinant DNA techniques for the preparation of specific gene probes and sequences of species specific primers of lantern fishes, novel gene probes and novel oligonucleotides for amplification of myctophid genes are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2001
    Publication date: July 31, 2003
    Inventors: Usha Goswami, Giacomo Bernardi, Subhash Chander Goswami, Robert K. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20020074533
    Abstract: A fluid dispensing assembly for fluid dispensing and fluid transmission from a fluid source. The fluid dispensing assembly alone may dispense from a fluid source, or may be connected to a fluid dispensing system. The fluid dispensing assembly has a closure connected to a coupler. The closure includes fill through capabilities. The coupler is provided with a locking feature for preserving proper orientation and a closed position before being coupled to a piece of fluid dispensing equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2001
    Publication date: June 20, 2002
    Applicant: Colder Products Company
    Inventors: Charles Peter DeCler, Robert K. Johnson
  • Patent number: 6391369
    Abstract: Butters are made from high oleic vegetable oils during a procedure by which a large percentage of the oleic acid is transformed into trans-configured elaidic acid, without significantly increasing the saturated fat present in the high oleic vegetable oil. The vegetable oils have an initial oleic acid content of at least about 75 weight percent, with the hard butter made from it being a high elaidic hard fat having at least about 65% trans-configured elaidic acid. The preferred process is a single-step procedure of hydrogenation in the presence of a deadened catalyst such as a sulfur-poisoned nickel catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2002
    Assignee: Bunge Foods Corporation
    Inventors: Frank R. Kincs, Reynaldo G. Cruz, Robert K. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20020014608
    Abstract: A fluid coupling valve assembly includes a coupler connected with a closure. The closure includes a closure valve rotatably connected with a closure body. The closure valve is actuatable to open/close the closure to allow/prevent fluid dispensing. The coupler is connected to the closure to transmit fluids to a fluid system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2001
    Publication date: February 7, 2002
    Inventors: Peter deCler, Robert K. Johnson
  • Patent number: 6182596
    Abstract: A system for minimizing the effects of shock and vibration in a high speed vessel with an inner hull and an outer hull. It is a system of dampers, springs and stabilizer linkages in a high speed vessel that control the relative motion of an inner hull to an outer hull, thereby minimizing the effects of shock and vibration in the inner hull. Leaf spring assemblies may be used or as a substitute, torsion rod assemblies may be used, both in combination with dampers such as shock absorbers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2001
    Inventor: Robert K. Johnson
  • Patent number: 6173203
    Abstract: A floating mounting structure is provided for protectively mounting an electronic circuitry system within an automated external defibrillator case. A method of assembling an electronic circuitry system within an automated external defibrillator case is also provided. A circuit mounting system is utilized and includes a spacer and a shock mount. The spacer may include cut out portions to accommodate raised elements on circuit boards of the electronic circuitry system. The spacer is disposed between two circuit boards which may be affixed to each other. The affixed circuit boards and spacer are folded within the shock mount and disposed within the defibrillator case. Alternatively, a single mounting structure may be used to secure and protect the circuit board within the defibrillator case. A shielding may be present on an exterior surface of the foam mounting structures to protect the electronic circuitry from electromagnetic interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2001
    Assignee: SurVivaLink Corpration
    Inventors: Steven D. Barkley, Robert K. Johnson
  • Patent number: 6090203
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for applying a liquid dressing to a bowling lane has a chassis with wheels to guide the chassis along the longitudinal length of the lane. A spray nozzle for spraying the liquid dressing onto the bowing lane is mounted to reciprocation on the chassis and in a transverse direction parallel to the transverse width of the bowling lane. A metering valve meters liquid dressing to the spray nozzle as the spray nozzle moves in the transverse direction and at controlled velocity for applying the dressing in a selected profile across the transverse width of the lane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2000
    Assignee: U.S. Polychemical Corporation
    Inventors: Bruce W. Gebhardt, Richard E. Knipe, Jr., Robert K. Johnson
  • Patent number: 6064909
    Abstract: An automated external defibrillator (AED) having a housing and an openable lid with a water resistant speaker port formed in the housing below the openable lid. A water resistant fabric is attached underneath the speaker port to resist water passing into the interior of the AED while allowing clear sound output from the speaker located beneath the speaker port. A microphone is positioned adjacent to the speaker port in the AED for recording emergency scene ambient activities. This position uses the existing water resistant opening thereby taking advantage of the good sound transmitting properties of the opening for recording purposes and at the same time eliminating the need for an additional cavity in the housing where water could ingress. Positioning the microphone near the speaker also eliminates the need for an additional wiring harness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2000
    Assignee: SurVivaLink Corporation
    Inventors: Steven D. Barkley, Robert K. Johnson, Nora J. Utke
  • Patent number: 5996524
    Abstract: An anchor davit comprising an elongated U-shaped frame for receiving a main shank of an anchor; a roller at the outboard end of the frame for guiding the anchor line as it is lowered or raised; means at the outboard end of the U-shaped frame for providing chafe protection of an anchor line when the anchor is deployed and for providing captivity of the anchor when the anchor is being raised and secured; and means at a rear portion of the flat bottom portion juxtaposed the rear of the U-shaped frame for securing the U-shaped frame to a bow, a deck, a gunnel or another structural member of a boat. The means at the outboard end of the U-shaped frame for providing chafe protection of the anchor line and for providing captivity of the anchor comprises a smooth round rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1999
    Inventor: Robert K. Johnson
  • Patent number: D649938
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Colder Products Company
    Inventors: Jaime Richard Erickson, Robert K. Johnson
  • Patent number: D649939
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Colder Products Company
    Inventors: Jaime Richard Erickson, Robert K. Johnson