Patents by Inventor Ronald E. Johnson

Ronald E. 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: 10556266
    Abstract: A tool including a pair of rails is attachable to the inside surface of the skin panel. A housing is pivotally and slidably connected between the pair of rails. The housing is pivotable about a first axis and is slidable along grooves in the pair of rails. The housing has a first end and a second end opposite each other. The tool includes a rod having a third end and a fourth end, the third end attached to and extending from the first end of the housing. The tool also includes a pressure foot attached to the fourth end of the housing. The pressure foot includes a curved ankle integrally formed with a flat flange, the curved ankle curving into the flat flange. The pressure foot is configured to apply pressure along a portion of the inside surface of the skin panel when the housing is in a vertical position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Robert Dean Dixon, William Ryan Cooper, Zachary David Talus, Christopher E. Plass, Lane W. Fuglevand, Ronald Steven Hetzel, Dennis R. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10549517
    Abstract: An additive manufacturing system for printing three-dimensional parts, the system comprising a heatable region, a receiving surface, a print head configured to print a three-dimensional part onto the receiving surface in a layer-by-layer manner along a printing axis, and a drive mechanism configured to index the receiving surface along the printing axis such that the receiving surface and at least a portion of the three-dimensional part out of the heated region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: STRATASYS, INC.
    Inventors: S. Scott Crump, Dominic F. Mannella, William J. Swanson, Kevin C. Johnson, Ronald G. Schloesser, Joseph E. LaBossiere, Richard Thomas Anderson, Michael D. Bosveld, Paul J. Leavitt
  • Publication number: 20190347597
    Abstract: In one example, a system includes one or more personal protective equipment (PPE) devices each configured to be worn by a worker, the PPE devices each including one or more sensors that generate activity data indicative of activities of workers operating within one or more work environments. The system also includes a computing device, the computing device configured to: identify, based at least on the activity data, a plurality of clusters of one or more entities, wherein each entity of the entities is associated with one or more of the workers; and output an indication of a difference between performance by a target entity with respect to safety events and performance by the cluster that includes the target entity with respect to safety events.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Nicholas A. Asendorf, Saber Taghvaeeyan, Ronald D. Jesme, Justin M. Johnson, Robert W. Shannon, Robert D. Lorentz, Andrew H. Tilstra, Eric C. Lobner, Steven T. Awiszus, Glenn E. Casner, Kiran S. Kanukurthy
  • Publication number: 20190326736
    Abstract: A system for providing electronic features in a doorframe include a body structure having a top wall, a bottom wall and a plurality of side walls. The walls define an interior space of the body structure. A plurality of ports are formed in the top wall and a plurality of ports are formed in the bottom wall with each port opening into the interior space. One or more of the top wall ports is longitudinally aligned with a respective bottom wall port to form a port pair. A diverter is positioned in the interior space and extends in the interior space from one side wall and toward an opposing side wall. The diverter spans between the port pair. The diverter has a diverter surface that is configured for directing an element that extends through a port of the port pair toward an area in the body structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Ronald J. Hicks, Gary E. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10411447
    Abstract: A system for providing electronic features in a doorframe includes a body structure having a top wall, a bottom wall and a plurality of side walls. The walls define an interior space of the body structure. A plurality of ports are formed in the top wall and a plurality of ports are formed in the bottom wall with each port opening into the interior space. One or more of the top wall ports is longitudinally aligned with a respective bottom wall port to form a port pair. A diverter is positioned in the interior space and extends in the interior space from one side wall and toward an opposing side wall. The diverter spans between the port pair. The diverter has a diverter surface that is configured for directing an element that extends through a port of the port pair toward an area in the body structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Steed Hammond Paul, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald J. Hicks, Gary E. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10402151
    Abstract: A system for enhancing audio including a computer and an output device. The computer includes a sensor configured to determine a user location relative to the computer. The sensor is also configured to gather environment data corresponding to an environment of the computer. The computer also includes a processor in communication with the sensor and configured to process the user location and the environment data and adjust at least one of an audio output or a video output. The output device is in communication with the processor and is configured to output at least one of the audio output or the video output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Aleksandar Pance, Brett Bilbrey, Darbey E. Hadley, Martin E. Johnson, Ronald Nadim Isaac
  • Publication number: 20190210095
    Abstract: A tool including a pair of rails is attachable to the inside surface of the skin panel. A housing is pivotally and slidably connected between the pair of rails. The housing is pivotable about a first axis and is slidable along grooves in the pair of rails. The housing has a first end and a second end opposite each other. The tool includes a rod having a third end and a fourth end, the third end attached to and extending from the first end of the housing. The tool also includes a pressure foot attached to the fourth end of the housing. The pressure foot includes a curved ankle integrally formed with a flat flange, the curved ankle curving into the flat flange. The pressure foot is configured to apply pressure along a portion of the inside surface of the skin panel when the housing is in a vertical position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Robert Dean Dixon, William Ryan Cooper, Zachary David Talus, Christopher E. Plass, Lane W. Fuglevand, Ronald Steven Hetzel, Dennis R. Johnson
  • Patent number: 7120362
    Abstract: High power repeaters for use in amplifying optical data signals transmitted through undersea fiber optic cables are disclosed. Raman amplification schemes using 100 or more pump lasers are integrated into industry standard sized pressure vessels for amplifying optical data signals transmitted through one or more fiber optic pairs. Other repeater features include high density packaging, efficient power distribution, and component sharing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Inventors: Bo Pedersen, Ronald E. Johnson
  • Patent number: 6934469
    Abstract: A collapsed ring fiber optic system includes a service path and a protection path provides at a shallow water portion of the fiber optic system, to deal with any fiber cuts that may occur at the shallow water portion without loss of main trunk bandwidth. The service and protection paths meet at a branch point, which is preferably located at a deep water portion of the fiber optic system. A passive combiner or a 1×2 switch is provided at the branch unit, along with a detector and a processor, to determine whether any signals are being received from the service path, and if not, to reconfigure the system to accept signals from the protection path. At another shallow water portion of the fiber optic system, nearby where a destination is located, the signal provided on the optical path over the deep water portion is split into a service path and a protection path, to provide redundancy to deal with any fiber cuts that may occur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Assignee: Dorsal Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Lee Daniel Feinberg, Bo Pedersen, Ronald Dale Esman, John Hagopian, Cathal Mahon, Brent Ashley Miller, M. Imran Hayee, Ronald E. Johnson, Nandakumar Ramanujam
  • Patent number: 6798801
    Abstract: A laser system includes a series coupled laser diode pair, first and second current regulators, and a power supply. The first current regulator controls current supplied to the laser diode pair. The second current regulator selectively diverts a portion of the supplied current away from a first laser diode of the laser diode pair. The power supply adaptively adjusts a level of a supply voltage applied across the series coupled laser diode pair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2004
    Assignee: Dorsal Networks, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald E. Johnson
  • Patent number: 6641877
    Abstract: A method for retarding the deterioration rate of acidic paper is disclosed. The method includes placing an acidic paper article in a polymer film enclosure having a reservoir of deacidifying agent. The deacidifying agent migrates over time to the paper article in an amount sufficient to retard the deterioration rate of the paper. The method can further include placing in the polymer film enclosure a carrier material having a second reservoir of deacidifying agent. An article for retarding the deterioration rate of acidic paper is also disclosed. The article includes a polymer film enclosure having a reservoir of deacidifying agent. The polymer film enclosure is capable of enclosing an acidic paper article. The deacidifying agent is capable of migrating over time to the acidic paper article enclosed therein in an amount sufficient to retard the deterioration rate of the paper. The article can further include a carrier material having a reservoir of deacidifying agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Inventor: Ronald E. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20030185562
    Abstract: A collapsed ring fiber optic system includes a service path and a protection path provides at a shallow water portion of the fiber optic system, to deal with any fiber cuts that may occur at the shallow water portion without loss of main trunk bandwidth. The service and protection paths meet at a branch point, which is preferably located at a deep water portion of the fiber optic system. A passive combiner or a 1×2 switch is provided at the branch unit, along with a detector and a processor, to determine whether any signals are being received from the service path, and if not, to reconfigure the system to accept signals from the protection path. At another shallow water portion of the fiber optic system, nearby where a destination is located, the signal provided on the optical path over the deep water portion is split into a service path and a protection path, to provide redundancy to deal with any fiber cuts that may occur.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2003
    Publication date: October 2, 2003
    Applicant: Dorsal Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Lee Daniel Feinberg, Bo Pedersen, Ronald Dale Esman, John Hagopian, Cathal Mahon, Brent Ashley Miller, M. Imran Hayee, Ronald E. Johnson, Nandakumar Ramanujam
  • Patent number: 6556319
    Abstract: A collapsed ring fiber optic system includes a service path and a protection path provides at a shallow water portion of the fiber optic system, to deal with any fiber cuts that may occur at the shallow water portion without loss of main trunk bandwidth. The service and protection paths meet at a branch point, which is preferably located at a deep water portion of the fiber optic system. A passive combiner or a 1×2 switch is provided at the branch unit, along with a detector and a processor, to determine whether any signals are being received from the service path, and if not, to reconfigure the system to accept signals from the protection path. At another shallow water portion of the fiber optic system, nearby where a destination is located, the signal provided on the optical path over the deep water portion is split into a service path and a protection path, to provide redundancy to deal with any fiber cuts that may occur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Assignee: Dorsal Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Lee Daniel Feinberg, Bo Pedersen, Ronald Dale Esman, John Hagopian, Cathal Mahon, Brent Ashley Miller, M. Imran Hayee, Ronald E. Johnson, Nandakumar Ramanujam
  • Publication number: 20030072062
    Abstract: High power repeaters for use in amplifying optical data signals transmitted through undersea fiber optic cables are disclosed. Raman amplification schemes using 100 or more pump lasers are integrated into industry standard sized pressure vessels for amplifying optical data signals transmitted through one or more fiber optic pairs. Other repeater features include high density packaging, efficient power distribution, and component sharing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2001
    Publication date: April 17, 2003
    Inventors: Bo Pedersen, Ronald E. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20030063886
    Abstract: A method of controlling a package of optical components includes providing a thermally conductive layer for mounting optical components. A temperature proximate to the optical components is sensed. The optical components are heated or cooled in response to the sensed temperature by activating a temperature alternation device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2001
    Publication date: April 3, 2003
    Inventors: Lowell Seal, Steven Brown, Ramesh Varma, Ronald E. Johnson, Jeffrey Lynch
  • Publication number: 20030063887
    Abstract: An optical package for an optical unit includes at least one optical component, a thermally conductive layer having the at least one optical component mounted thereon, and a temperature alteration device disposed adjacent to the thermally conductive layer. A control circuit controls the temperature alteration device. The control circuit and temperature alteration device include redundant elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2001
    Publication date: April 3, 2003
    Inventors: Lowell Seal, Steven Brown, Ramesh Varma, Ronald E. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20030063641
    Abstract: A laser system includes a series coupled laser diode pair, first and second current regulators, and a power supply. The first current regulator controls current supplied to the laser diode pair. The second current regulator selectively diverts a portion of the supplied current away from a first laser diode of the laser diode pair. The power supply adaptively adjusts a level of a supply voltage applied across the series coupled laser diode pair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2001
    Publication date: April 3, 2003
    Inventor: Ronald E. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20030030861
    Abstract: Link monitoring architectures and methods that provide high reliability supervisory signaling in optical communication systems are described. Supervisory signals are transmitted via a communications channel, e.g., using overmodulation of an optical data signal envelope, between terminal units and line units in optical communication systems. The line units can be organized in groups of fiber pairs which share pump lasers and control units for handling the supervisory signaling. According to one exemplary embodiment, a line unit assembly includes two fiber pairs which have four control units which redundantly perform operations based upon commands received from the terminal units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2001
    Publication date: February 13, 2003
    Inventors: John Mellert, Ronald E. Johnson, Jeffrey Lynch
  • Publication number: 20030030860
    Abstract: Link monitoring architectures and methods that provide high reliability supervisory signaling in optical communication systems are described. Supervisory signals are transmitted via a communications channel, e.g., using overmodulation of an optical data signal envelope, between terminal units and line units in optical communication systems. The line units can be organized in groups of fiber pairs which share pump lasers and control units for handling the supervisory signaling. According to one exemplary embodiment, a line unit assembly includes two fiber pairs which have four control units which redundantly perform operations based upon commands received from the terminal units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2001
    Publication date: February 13, 2003
    Inventors: John Mellert, Ronald E. Johnson, Jeffrey Lynch
  • Patent number: 6511615
    Abstract: A planar optical device is formed on a substrate. The device comprises an array of waveguide cores which guide optical radiation. A cladding layer is formed contiguously with the array of waveguide cores to confine the optical radiation to the array of waveguide cores. At least one of the array of waveguide cores and cladding layer is an inorganic-organic hybrid material that comprises an extended matrix containing silicon and oxygen atoms with at least a fraction of the silicon atoms being directly bonded to substituted or unsubstituted hydrocarbon moieties. This material can be designed with an index of refraction between 1.4 and 1.55 and can be deposited rapidly to thicknesses of up to 40 microns. In accordance with another embodiment of the invention, a method for forming a planar optical device obviates the need for a lithographic process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2003
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Steven B. Dawes, Ronald E. Johnson, Richard O. Maschmeyer, Robert D. Shoup