Patents by Inventor Roger Johnson

Roger 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: 20190290644
    Abstract: Therapeutic methods of treating chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and small lymphocytic leukemia (SLL) are described. In certain embodiments, the invention includes therapeutic methods of treating CLL and SLL using a BTK inhibitor. In certain embodiments, the invention includes therapeutic methods of treating subtypes of CLL and SLL using a BTK inhibitor, including subtypes of CLL in patients sensitive to thrombosis and subtypes of CLL that increase monocytes and NK cells in peripheral blood after treatment with a BTK inhibitor. In certain embodiments, the invention includes therapeutic methods of treating CLL and SLL using a combination of a BTK inhibitor and an anti-CD20 antibody.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Ahmed Hamdy, Wayne Rothbaum, Raquel Izumi, Brian Lannutti, Todd Covey, Roger Ulrich, Dave Johnson, Tjeerd Barf, Allard Kaptein
  • Patent number: 10391485
    Abstract: A microfluidic device useable for performing live cell computed tomography imaging is fabricated with a cover portion including a first wafer with at least one metal patterned thereon, a base portion including a second wafer with at least one metal patterned thereon and negative photoresist defining recesses therein, and a diffusive bonding layer including a negative photoresist arranged to join the cover portion and the base portion. A composition useful in live cell computer topography includes a long-chain polysaccharide at a concentration of from about 0.01% to about 10.0% in cell culture medium for supporting cell life while enabling cell rotation rate to be slowed to a speed commensurate with low light level imaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS, A BODY CORPORATE OF THE STATE OF ARIZONA, ACTING FOR AND ON BEHALF OF ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Deirdre Meldrum, Roger Johnson, Iniyan Soundappa Elango, Andrew Shabilla, Hong Wang, Jakrey Myers, Laimonas Kelbauskas, Dean Smith, Pimwadee Limsirichai
  • Patent number: 10378635
    Abstract: A cam follower roller assembly has a shaft insertable into a roller. The shaft has a zerk in communication with the channel wherein lubricant can be added to the assembly. The design of the assembly in one embodiment is such that a larger shoulder to shaft radius stabilizes the shaft and limits the shaft from rocking or elongating within a mounting hole. When utilized in the application of a loading mechanism and carriage assembly for trash collection vehicles, one embodiment of the cam follower roller assembly provides greater life and easier serviceability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Kann Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Jared Rowland, Kenneth D. Goedken, Marlin Johnson, Roger Taake
  • Publication number: 20190211667
    Abstract: An apparatus for determining a location of a downhole component includes at least one transmitter device and a receiver device. One of the at least one transmitter device and the receiver device is disposed at a first component of a borehole string configured to be deployed in a borehole and retained at a stationary position, and another of the at least one transmitter device and the receiver device is disposed at a moveable component configured to be moved while the first component is at the stationary position, the at least one transmitter device configured to emit a wireless signal and the receiver device configured to detect the wireless signal when the first component is at the stationary position. The apparatus also includes a processing device configured to receive signal data and estimate a location of the moveable component relative to the first component based on the signal data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC
    Inventors: Lei Fang, Michael Johnson, Herb Dhuet, Roger Steinsiek
  • Patent number: 10328080
    Abstract: In some embodiments, the invention includes a therapeutic combination of a phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) inhibitor, including PI3K inhibitors selective for the ?- and ?-isoforms and selective for both ?- and ?-isoforms, and a Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitor. In some embodiments, the invention includes therapeutic methods of using a BTK inhibitor and a PI3K-? inhibitor to treat solid tumor cancers by modulation of the tumor microenvironment, including macrophages, monocytes, mast cells, helper T cells, cytotoxic T cells, regulatory T cells, natural killer cells, myeloid-derived suppressor cells, regulatory B cells, neutrophils, dendritic cells, and fibroblasts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Acerta Pharma, B.V.
    Inventors: Ahmed Hamdy, Wayne Rothbaum, Raquel Izumi, Brian Lannutti, Todd Covey, Roger Ulrich, Dave Johnson, Tjeerd Barf, Allard Kaptein
  • Patent number: 10314222
    Abstract: A field computer for use in an agricultural vehicle is provided. The field computer includes a housing, a processor disposed within the housing, a touchscreen display operatively connected to the housing and the processor and forming an outer surface of the field computer, and a light bar comprising a plurality of lighting elements arranged in a line on the field computer. The lighting elements of the light bar are positioned such that the lighting elements remain hidden when not in use. The field computer is configured to provide feedback associated with operation of the agricultural vehicle by lighting one or more of the lighting elements in the light bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Ag Leader Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Demiter, Travis Campbell, Brett Johnson
  • Patent number: 10301905
    Abstract: A casing string is augmented with one or more variable flow resistance devices or “vibrating tools” to facilitate advancement of the casing and distribution of the cement in the annulus once the casing is properly positioned. The method includes vibrating the casing string while advancing the casing down the wellbore or while the cement is pumped into the annulus, or both. After the cementing operation is completed, the devices may be drilled out to open the casing string for further operations. The casing string assembly may include a vibrating tool at the end in place of a conventional float shoe or float collar. Multiple vibrating tools can be employed in the casing string, and they may be combined with conventional float shoes and collars. Additionally, vibrating tools in the form of plugs can be pumped down and landed inside the casing string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Thru Tubing Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger L. Schultz, Chad A. Johnson, Andrew M. Ferguson
  • Patent number: 10162162
    Abstract: Microfluidic devices for 3D hydrodynamic microvortical rotation of at least one live single cell or cell cluster, systems incorporating the devices, and methods of fabricating and using the devices and systems, are provided. A microfluidic chip rotates at least one live single cell or cell cluster in a microvortex about a stable rotation axis perpendicular to an optical axis within a chamber having a trapezoidal cross-sectional shape located below a flow channel. An optical trap may be used to position the cell or cells with the microvortex, and the cell or cells may be subject to live-cell or cell cluster computer tomography imaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS, A BODY CORPORATE OF THE STATE OF ARIZONA, ACTING FOR AND ON BEHALF OF ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Hong Wang, Deirdre Meldrum, Rishabh Shetty, Laimonas Kelbauskas, Shih-Hui Chao, Roger Johnson, Jakrey Myers, Samantha Chan
  • Publication number: 20180326425
    Abstract: A pulverizing attachment for an excavator and a method of removably rigidly retaining teeth to one or more jaws of a pulverizer. A plurality of tooth members each have a longitudinal slot with a cross-sectional shape and a relief slot extending substantially transverse to the longitudinal slot producing a flexible end portion capable of deflection upon application of a longitudinal compression force. The tooth rails having a complimentary cross-sectional shape to the longitudinal slot slidably receive the tooth members. The complimentary shape of the longitudinal slot and tooth rail in cooperation with a longitudinal compression force applied to deflect the flexible end portions of each of the tooth members rigidly retains the tooth members on the tooth rails fixed to the pulverizer jaws.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel Raihala, Roger Johnson
  • Patent number: 10027994
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for processing object-based audio signals for reproduction through a playback system is provided. The apparatus receives a plurality of object-based audio signals in at least one audio frame. In addition, the apparatus receives at least one audio object command associated with at least one object-based audio signal of the plurality of object-based audio signals. In addition, the apparatus processes the at least one object-based audio signal based on the received at least one audio object command. Further, the apparatus renders a set of object-based audio signals of the plurality of object-based audio signals to a set of output signals based on the at least one audio object command. The at least one audio frame may be received from one of a set top box, an OD player, or a television. The apparatus may be an AV receiver or a television.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: DTS, INC.
    Inventors: Phillip Lee Maness, Mark Rogers Johnson
  • Patent number: 9837123
    Abstract: A computing device may receive or otherwise access a base audio layer and one or more enhancement audio layers. The computing device can reconstruct the retrieved base layer and/or enhancement layers into a single data stream or audio file. The local computing device may process audio frames in a highest enhancement layer retrieved in which the data can be validated (or a lower layer if the data in audio frames in the enhancement layer(s) cannot be validated) and build a stream or audio file based on the audio frames in that layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: DTS, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Rogers Johnson, Phillip L. Maness
  • Publication number: 20170280169
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for processing object-based audio signals for reproduction through a playback system is provided. The apparatus receives a plurality of object-based audio signals in at least one audio frame. In addition, the apparatus receives at least one audio object command associated with at least one object-based audio signal of the plurality of object-based audio signals. In addition, the apparatus processes the at least one object-based audio signal based on the received at least one audio object command. Further, the apparatus renders a set of object-based audio signals of the plurality of object-based audio signals to a set of output signals based on the at least one audio object command. The at least one audio frame may be received from one of a set top box, an OD player, or a television. The apparatus may be an AV receiver or a television.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventors: Phillip Lee MANESS, Mark Rogers JOHNSON
  • Publication number: 20170270968
    Abstract: A computing device may receive or otherwise access a base audio layer and one or more enhancement audio layers. The computing device can reconstruct the retrieved base layer and/or enhancement layers into a single data stream or audio file. The local computing device may process audio frames in a highest enhancement layer retrieved in which the data can be validated (or a lower layer if the data in audio frames in the enhancement layer(s) cannot be validated) and build a stream or audio file based on the audio frames in that layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Mark Rogers Johnson, Phillip L. Maness
  • Patent number: 9613660
    Abstract: A computing device may receive or otherwise access a base audio layer and one or more enhancement audio layers. The computing device can reconstruct the retrieved base layer and/or enhancement layers into a single data stream or audio file. The local computing device may process audio frames in a highest enhancement layer retrieved in which the data can be validated (or a lower layer if the data in audio frames in the enhancement layer(s) cannot be validated) and build a stream or audio file based on the audio frames in that layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: DTS, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Rogers Johnson, Phillip L. Maness
  • Patent number: 9597026
    Abstract: Novel methods and devices including modified endoscopes that employ fiber optic technology and multiple extrinsic optical sensors for enablement of simultaneous determination of change rates of biological analytes in vivo with single-cell resolution. The devices employ dynamic oscillatory actuation to determine the gradient of analytes of interest along one or multiple directions with respect to the cell. The change rate or flux of the analyte of interest can be easily determined by applying the first Fick's law that relates the flux with the concentration gradient. The dual operation mode of the device markedly increases measurement sensitivity and accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventors: Deirdre Meldrum, Laimonas Kelbauskas, Jeff Houkal, Roger Johnson, Yanqing Tian, Cody Youngbull
  • Patent number: 9558785
    Abstract: Embodiments of systems and methods are described for generating layered audio such that computing devices can request a variable amount of data based on criteria such as their available bandwidth, device capability, or user selection. A base layer and one or more enhancement layers that incrementally enhance the previous layers may be generated. A computing device may retrieve the base layer and/or one or more enhancement layers, adjusting, in real-time or near real-time, which layers are retrieved based on fluctuations in the available bandwidth among other possible criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: DTS, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Rogers Johnson, Phillip L. Maness
  • Publication number: 20160084750
    Abstract: Microfluidic devices for 3D hydrodynamic microvortical rotation of at least one live single cell or cell cluster, systems incorporating the devices, and methods of fabricating and using the devices and systems, are provided. A microfluidic chip rotates at least one live single cell or cell cluster in a microvortex about a stable rotation axis perpendicular to an optical axis within a chamber having a trapezoidal cross-sectional shape located below a flow channel. An optical trap may be used to position the cell or cells with the microvortex, and the cell or cells may be subject to live-cell or cell cluster computer tomography imaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventors: Hong Wang, Deirdre Meldrum, Rishabh Shetty, Laimonas Kelbauskas, Shih-Hui Chao, Roger Johnson, Jakrey Myers, Samantha Chan
  • Patent number: 9167220
    Abstract: There are provided methods and apparatus for synchronized stream packing of packets that differ contextually between A/V streams in a parallel presentation. A method includes the step of identifying sub-picture/subtitle packets and/or audio packets having arrival timestamps and/or presentation timestamps that match an arrival timestamp and/or a presentation timestamp, respectively, of video packets. The method also includes the step of packing a Video Object Unit (VOBU) and/or a Transport Stream (TS) with the identified sub-picture/subtitle and audio packets and the video packets having the matching timestamps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: THOMSON LICENSING
    Inventors: Mark Rogers Johnson, Ralf Ostermann, Joseph Sanderson Rice
  • Patent number: 9106883
    Abstract: Selection of an audio-visual stream from among a plurality of streams occurs by first detecting a navigation packet within at least one stream that provides information concerning the stream, as well as those streams in lie in synchronism therewith. From the navigation packet, a determination is made which other streams lie in synchronism with the one stream, which audio and sub-picture data packets exist in each stream, and as well as which highlight information properties exist for selecting among the synchronized streams. At least one of the audio data packets, sub-picture data packets, or highlight information properties undergoes modification in accordance with information about at least one other synchronized stream to allow display of a viewer selectable button or the like to select among the synchronized streams and/or be presented with differing audio and/or sub-picture contents with each stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Mark Rogers Johnson, Jun Liu, Joseph Rice
  • Publication number: 20150133757
    Abstract: Novel methods and devices including modified endoscopes that employ fiber optic technology and multiple extrinsic optical sensors for enablement of simultaneous determination of change rates of biological analytes in vivo with single-cell resolution. The devices employ dynamic oscillatory actuation to determine the gradient of analytes of interest along one or multiple directions with respect to the cell. The change rate or flux of the analyte of interest can be easily determined by applying the first Fick's law that relates the flux with the concentration gradient. The dual operation mode of the device markedly increases measurement sensitivity and accuracy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventors: Deirdre Meldrum, Laimonas Kelbauskas, Jeff Houkal, Roger Johnson, Yanqing Tian, Cody Youngbull