Patents by Inventor Ronald Johnson

Ronald 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: 11156447
    Abstract: A gap measurement device. The device has a circuit having a variable inductor and a capacitor. The variable inductor has an indicator. The device has a gap that includes a gap measurement and a gap length. The gap measurement is related to the inductance. The gap is configured to receive at least a portion of the variable inductor while the variable inductor moves along the gap length. The movement of the variable inductor along the gap length causes the inductance to change in response to the gap measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: U.S. Department of Energy
    Inventors: Joel A. Johnson, Ronald J. Heaps
  • Patent number: 11137183
    Abstract: Oleophobic and/or philic surface(s) are utilized for oil separation, direction, and/or collection in a refrigeration system. Surfaces of component(s) of a refrigeration system (compressor, oil separator, evaporator, etc.) are produced to be oleophobic or philic. The oleophobic and/or philic surfaces are utilized to direct a flow path of oil within the refrigeration system or to prevent oil connection in an area. Refrigerant phobic and/or lubricant phobic material(s) also may be utilized to help promote separation of refrigerant vapor from refrigerant liquid and/or from oil in refrigeration systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: TRANE INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Ronald Maurice Cosby, II, Stephen Anthony Kujak, Jay Johnson
  • Patent number: 11127557
    Abstract: An ion source including a chamber housing defining an ion source chamber and including an extraction plate on a front side thereof, the extraction plate having an extraction aperture formed therein, and a tubular cathode disposed within the ion source chamber and having a slot formed in a front-facing semi-cylindrical portion thereof disposed in a confronting relationship with the extraction aperture, wherein a rear-facing semi-cylindrical portion of the tubular cathode directed away from the extraction aperture is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Bon-Woong Koo, Frank Sinclair, Alexandre Likhanskii, Svetlana Radovanov, Alexander Perel, Graham Wright, Jay T. Scheuer, Daniel Tieger, You Chia Li, Jay Johnson, Tseh-Jen Hsieh, Ronald Johnson
  • Publication number: 20210287872
    Abstract: An ion source including a chamber housing defining an ion source chamber and including an extraction plate on a front side thereof, the extraction plate having an extraction aperture formed therein, and a tubular cathode disposed within the ion source chamber and having a slot formed in a front-facing semi-cylindrical portion thereof disposed in a confronting relationship with the extraction aperture, wherein a rear-facing semi-cylindrical portion of the tubular cathode directed away from the extraction aperture is closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Bon-Woong Koo, Frank Sinclair, Alexandre Likhanskii, Svetlana Radovanov, Alexander Perel, Graham Wright, Jay T. Scheuer, Daniel Tieger, You Chia Li, Jay Johnson, Tseh-Jen Hsieh, Ronald Johnson
  • Patent number: 11117884
    Abstract: Provided herein are compounds and methods for treating a disorder associated with aberrant A? peptide levels, including Alzheimer's disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignees: The General Hospital Corporation, The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Steven L. Wagner, William C. Mobley, Rudolph E. Tanzi, Graham Johnson, Ronald Buckle, Nicholas Mayhew, Robert Jason Herr, Kevin D. Rynearson
  • Patent number: 10923309
    Abstract: A method for improving the beam current for certain ion beams, and particularly germanium and argon, is disclosed. The use of argon as a second gas has been shown to improve the ionization of germane, allowing the formation of a germanium ion beam of sufficient beam current without the use of a halogen. Additionally, the use of germane as a second gas has been shown to improve the beam current of an argon ion beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Bon-Woong Koo, Ajdin Sarajlic, Ronald Johnson, Nunzio V. Carbone, Peter Ewing, Mervyn Deegan
  • Publication number: 20210005416
    Abstract: A method for improving the beam current for certain ion beams, and particularly germanium and argon, is disclosed. The use of argon as a second gas has been shown to improve the ionization of germane, allowing the formation of a germanium ion beam of sufficient beam current without the use of a halogen. Additionally, the use of germane as a second gas has been shown to improve the beam current of an argon ion beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Bon-Woong Koo, Ajdin Sarajlic, Ronald Johnson, Nunzio V. Carbone, Peter Ewing, Mervyn Deegan
  • Patent number: 10652139
    Abstract: Disclosed in some examples are methods, systems, and machine-readable mediums which provide for a communication monitoring system configured to automatically monitor and process communication records according to one or more error detection profiles to detect one or more error conditions described in the error detection profiles. The system may then automatically determine a network segment that is experiencing the error condition and acts to correct or avoid the error condition. For example, the system may instruct a conference communication service to re-route a caller over a different network segment, instruct a user's device to use a different network segment, send a message to a reporting computing device of the offending network segment, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ronald Johnson, Rahul Ramachandra Varrier
  • Publication number: 20200144018
    Abstract: A method for improving the beam current for certain ion beams, and particularly germanium and argon, is disclosed. The use of argon as a second gas has been shown to improve the ionization of germane, allowing the formation of a germanium ion beam of sufficient beam current without the use of a halogen. Additionally, the use of germane as a second gas has been shown to improve the beam current of an argon ion beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Bon-Woong Koo, Ajdin Sarajlic, Ronald Johnson, Nunzio V. Carbone, Peter Ewing, Mervyn Deegan
  • Patent number: 10476588
    Abstract: Techniques for automatic bandwidth optimization of an optical communication channel in an optical network are provided. In one embodiment, a method of automatically optimizing bandwidth includes receiving, at a first optical network element, a first signal transmission transmitted according to a first set of transmission parameters over an optical communication channel established between the first optical network element and a second optical network element. The method includes determining a first quality of signal parameter associated with the first signal transmission and determining whether the first quality of signal parameter is worse than a predetermined quality of signal value. Upon determining that the first quality of signal parameter is not worse than the predetermined value, the method further includes transmitting a second set of transmission parameters to the second optical network element to further optimize the bandwidth of the optical communication channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Maurizio Gazzola, Stefano Piciaccia, Lorenzo Ghioni, Ronald Johnson, Alberto Arnaldo Tanzi, Sushin Suresan Adackaconam
  • Publication number: 20190319702
    Abstract: Techniques for automatic bandwidth optimization of an optical communication channel in an optical network are provided. In one embodiment, a method of automatically optimizing bandwidth includes receiving, at a first optical network element, a first signal transmission transmitted according to a first set of transmission parameters over an optical communication channel established between the first optical network element and a second optical network element. The method includes determining a first quality of signal parameter associated with the first signal transmission and determining whether the first quality of signal parameter is worse than a predetermined quality of signal value. Upon determining that the first quality of signal parameter is not worse than the predetermined value, the method further includes transmitting a second set of transmission parameters to the second optical network element to further optimize the bandwidth of the optical communication channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Maurizio Gazzola, Stefano Piciaccia, Lorenzo Ghioni, Ronald Johnson, Alberto Arnaldo Tanzi, Sushin Suresan Adackaconam
  • Publication number: 20190281813
    Abstract: A revolving tree stand system including a hanger-member, a seat, and a shooting rail, a foot platform assembly having a platform plate, a lower support arm assembly, a first-side mounting plate, a second-side mounting plate, and a tree-hugger assembly, and a hanger assembly including an extension arm, a hook, and gripping members. The hanger assembly receives and supports the seat assembly in a suspended position. The seat assembly is configured to support a user on the seat and the platform plate further supports the user. The revolving tree stand system provides a 360 degree rotatable tree hanger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventor: Ronald Johnson
  • Publication number: 20190075873
    Abstract: A novelty headgear apparatus made from a formed, three-dimensional paperboard box is presented. The inventive apparatus and method for making the same, includes the use of perforated guides applied to a formed, three-dimensional paperboard box in any headgear configuration selected by a producer. The user tears or cuts along the perforated guides to reveal the selected headgear. Multiple pieces and indicia may also be applied to enhance the headgear apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: Four Box 12, Inc.
    Inventors: Jarrod Schackmuth, Ronald Johnson, JR.
  • Patent number: 9797960
    Abstract: A battery charge management method and device operable to perform that method. The battery charge management method comprises the steps of determining charge delivered to or from a battery based on Coulomb counting and updating an estimated battery state of charge based on the amount of delivered charge and measuring the battery current. Then comparing the updated estimated battery state of charge with a predetermined state of charge value of less than 100%, such that each predetermined state of charge value being associated with an expected battery current for that predetermined state of charge value. The method also includes modifying the updated estimated battery state of charge when the updated estimated state of charge is greater than the predetermined state of charge value and the measured battery current is greater than the expected battery current associated with the predetermined state of charge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: PowerOasis Limited
    Inventors: Stephen Barrett, Peter William Dale Bishop, Graham Ronald Johnson
  • Publication number: 20160338273
    Abstract: An integrated clip and injector assembly comprises a clip for securing a watering area such as a watering mat in place and an injector clip for securely holding an emitter configured to deliver an adjustable quantity of water to the area. The securing clip comprises a clip for clipping to a mat and one or more mounting features for attaching the clip and the mat to an additional object. The injector clip holds the emitter at a location on the mat so that water is delivered to the desired area. The amount of water delivered to the area is adjusted by a flow restrictor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventors: Ronald Johnson, Mark Bigham, Yugen Lockhart, Idriss Mansouri-Ruiz
  • Publication number: 20160338275
    Abstract: An automatic drip watering system comprises a waterline and one or more drip watering devices. The one or more drip watering devices each comprise a valve, which is configured to open and drip irrigate an area when weight is applied to the drip watering device. In some embodiments, the one or more watering devices comprise a clip which is configured to accept one or more hanging pots and/or baskets. The clip is pulled down by the weight the hanging pots and/or baskets and the valves open in order to drip irrigate the hanging pots and/or baskets through one or more drip lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventors: Ronald Johnson, Mark Bigham, Yugen Lockhart, Idriss Mansouri-Ruiz
  • Patent number: RE47056
    Abstract: Described is a multi-handled tool that is ergonomically designed to maximize the efficiency of the tool by the use of a handle, optionally rotating, affixed to the shaft of the tool. The rotating handle may be rotated and locked into any desired position so the user can adjust the tool to create maximum efficiency. In addition, a footstep is optionally provided above the tool that allows for a greater digging force. A combination of the first, top handle with the ergonomically spaced handle placement that is completely adjustable combined with the footstep above the head of the tool provides for a tool that is much more efficient than the standard tools used today.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Inventors: Stephen Walden, Ronald Johnson, Steven Escobar
  • Patent number: D830735
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventors: Ronald Johnson, Linda Johnson
  • Patent number: D835061
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Katana Safety, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd W. Baldree, Ronald Johnson, Steven S. Escobar
  • Patent number: D910792
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventor: Ronald Johnson