Patents by Inventor Robert L. Johnston

Robert L. Johnston 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: 11443320
    Abstract: A transaction processing system capable of processing transactions and implementing a flexible circuit breaker process during a cyber event. A circuit breaker module initiates a circuit breaker event (CBE), an account identification module identifies one or more affected accounts, and a rule generation module generates conditional rules for evaluating each transaction presented to a transaction processing module. If a transaction presented to the transaction processing module satisfies the conditional rule, the transaction is not processed. Transactions not processed are stored in memory and groups of impacted transactions are assigned to resource modules based on common characteristics. The resource module determines if impacted transactions should be allowed to process. A message notification module monitors and receives notifications and updates a dashboard display to allow users to visualize the impact of a cyber event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Terry L. Lewis, Swathi Chanda, Robert W. Johnston, Vanesa Mitrevski, Ravi Narasshiman, Vasan Srini Subramanian, Gopalakrishnan Kandasamy, Janan Abou-Chakra, Amit Pandey, Robert Morris Black
  • Patent number: 11382899
    Abstract: The present invention includes compositions and methods for making and using a rapid dissolving, high potency, substantially amorphous nanostructured aggregate for pulmonary delivery of tacrolimus and a stabilizer matrix comprising, optionally, a polymeric or non-polymeric surfactant, a polymeric or non-polymeric saccharide or both, wherein the aggregate comprises a surface area greater than 5 m2/g as measured by BET analysis and exhibiting supersaturation for at least 0.5 hours when 11-15-times the aqueous crystalline solubility of tacrolimus is added to simulated lung fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM
    Inventors: Robert O. Williams, III, Keith P. Johnston, Prapasri Sinswat, Jason T. McConville, Robert Talbert, Jay I. Peters, Alan B. Watts, True L. Rogers
  • Patent number: 8662070
    Abstract: A gas cooking grill is disclosed. The cooking grill has a firebox having a combustive heat source near the bottom therein, a cooking surface disposed along an upper portion of the firebox, and a convex intermediate element interposing the burner and the cooking surface, the intermediate element having an apex near the cooking surface and sides spaced apart from the cooking surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: W.C. Bradley Co.
    Inventor: Robert L. Johnston
  • Publication number: 20090239187
    Abstract: A gas cooking grill is disclosed. The cooking grill has a firebox having a combustive heat source near the bottom therein, a cooking surface disposed along an upper portion of the firebox, and a convex intermediate element interposing the burner and the cooking surface, the intermediate element having an apex near the cooking surface and sides spaced apart from the cooking surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2009
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Inventor: ROBERT L. JOHNSTON
  • Patent number: 5706797
    Abstract: A heating system for barbecue grills and other gas appliances is disclosed, the system having a U-shaped tubular burner and shield. The system may also include a radiant material disposed at or below the level of the burner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1998
    Assignee: W. C. Bradley Company
    Inventors: Roger R. Moore, Jr., Robert L. Johnston
  • Patent number: 5613486
    Abstract: A heating system for barbecue grills and other gas appliances is disclosed, the system having a U-shaped tubular burner and shield. The system may also include a radiant material disposed at or below the level of the burner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 25, 1997
    Assignee: W.C. Bradley Company
    Inventor: Robert L. Johnston
  • Patent number: 5579755
    Abstract: A barbecue grill cart assembly is disclosed, the assembly having a plurality of legs which are partially fastened together at their lower ends by a shelf and secured at their upper ends by a grill containment surface. The upper grill containment surface has a rectangular middle section with a portion removed for receiving a grill, and at least one side shelf extending towards the front of the grill cart assembly at an angle greater than 0.degree..
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1996
    Assignee: W. C. Bradley Company
    Inventor: Robert L. Johnston
  • Patent number: 5566606
    Abstract: A barbecue grill has a bottom casting formed with a flange portion along its periphery. The flange portion extends up at an angle between approximately thirty and forty-five degrees from a cooking grate so that grease produced while cooking may be directed into the bottom casting, through an aperture in the bottom casting, and into a grease collection cup. The grease collection cup is mounted to the bottom casting in a manner which permits the tilting of the cup relative to the bottom casting. The periphery of the bottom casting is formed with an upstanding tongue which is received within a groove formed in a hood of the barbecue grill. The groove defines an inner leg for directing grease into the grill and an outer leg for directing water away from the inside of the grill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1996
    Inventor: Robert L. Johnston
  • Patent number: 5452707
    Abstract: A barbecue grill cart assembly is provided having a unique leg locking system at each corner. The locking system provides a plurality of contact points for each leg to obviate any swaying or twisting of the legs. The lower shelf includes extruded bolt receiving apertures which mate with corresponding apertures in the legs. The side shelves having a locking system including elongated slots which provide positive engagement and prevent accidental lowering of the shelves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 26, 1995
    Assignee: W. C. Bradley Company
    Inventors: Rodney G. Harris, John Seal, Robert L. Johnston, Marvin R. Windham
  • Patent number: 5421319
    Abstract: A heating system for barbecue grills and other gas appliances is disclosed, the system having a U-shaped tubular burner and shield. The system may also include a radiant material disposed below the burner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 6, 1995
    Assignee: W. C. Bradley Company
    Inventors: Roger R. Moore, Jr., Robert L. Johnston
  • Patent number: 5224676
    Abstract: A universal rotisserie mounting bracket assembly is disclosed, the assembly mounting the motor on a side shelf of a barbecue grill cart for distancing the motor from the intense heat of the grill and prolonging its life. The bracket assembly is designed for vertical adjustability of the motor, ensuring compatibility with a plurality of differently configured grill castings and facilitating vertical adjustment of the rod for adjusting cooking times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 6, 1993
    Assignee: W. C. Bradley Company
    Inventor: Robert L. Johnston
  • Patent number: 4993755
    Abstract: A quick connect fitting in which tubing can be inserted into a pre-assembled fitting where it will become sealed and locked against pull-out. A main fitting body has an open-ended recess in which is located a movable piston to seal against the body and an inserted tube. The piston wedges over a conical extension on a sealing gland retained by a screw-on cap. The sealing gland has rearward, circumferentially spaced fingers radially movable. An axially shiftable ring, in one position, allows the fingers to expand to receive the tube, and, when shifted to a second position, moves the finger to engage the extension surface of the tube to lock against withdrawal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 19, 1991
    Assignee: Master Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert L. Johnston
  • Patent number: 4955358
    Abstract: A barbecue grill cart assembly is provided having a unique leg locking system at each corner. The locking system provides a plurality of contact points for each leg to obviate any swaying or twisting of the legs. The lower shelf includes extruded bolt receiving apertures which mate with corresponding apertures in the legs. The side shelves have a locking system including elongated slots which provide positive engagement and prevent accidental lowering of the shelves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 11, 1990
    Assignee: W. C. Bradley Company
    Inventors: Rodney G. Harris, John Seal, Robert L. Johnston, Marvin R. Windham
  • Patent number: 4664427
    Abstract: A quick connect fitting for tubing which can be inserted into a pre-assembled fitting where it will become sealed and locked against pull-out. A main fitting body has an open-ended recess in which is located a movable piston to seal against the body and an inserted tube. The piston wedges over a conical extension on a sealing gland retained by a snap-on cap, the gland and the cap having complemental spherical surfaces to allow swivel movement of the tube without disturbing the seal in the tube. A locking ring retainer grabs the tube annularly and bears against the piston to resist pull-out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1987
    Assignee: Master Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert L. Johnston
  • Patent number: D341292
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1993
    Assignee: W. C. Bradley Company
    Inventor: Robert L. Johnston
  • Patent number: D343337
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 18, 1994
    Assignee: W. C. Bradley Company
    Inventor: Robert L. Johnston
  • Patent number: D639112
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: W. C. Bradley Co.
    Inventor: Robert L. Johnston