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).

  • Publication number: 20070295171
    Abstract: A generally cylindrical shaped tool handle holds multiple sizes of tools. The handle includes one or more holding slots each positioned on one of multiple outer surface faces into which tools are inserted and held. Each holding slot includes one or more contoured compartments in which tools rest when engaged with the handle. Each contoured compartment is of a size and dimension which corresponds to one or more tool sizes. In the preferred embodiment of the tool handle, three of its outer surface faces have a continuous holding slot with multiple receiving holes for inserting therein hexagonal wrenches of multiple sizes. The continuous holding slots of the preferred embodiment of the handle include multiple contoured compartments for holding an inserted hexagonal wrench. Each contoured compartment is formed about a corresponding receiving hole. A lock is positioned over the contoured compartment to irremovably confine the short leg of the hexagonal wrench within the contoured compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2007
    Publication date: December 27, 2007
    Inventors: Kenneth Johnson, Robert Johnson, Ronald Johnson
  • Publication number: 20070234573
    Abstract: A utility tool comprising a body having a first end and a second end positioned on opposite ends of the body; a removable device; as well as a first tool and a second tool configured to be selectively coupled to each other or one of either the first end and second end of the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2007
    Publication date: October 11, 2007
    Inventors: Ronald Johnson, Idriss Mansouri-Chafik, Skye Barus
  • Publication number: 20070237164
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for allowing a dense wave division multiplexing (DWDM) line card w to function as an add/drop multiplexer (ADM), a transponder, and a muxponder are disclosed. According to one aspect of the present invention, a line card suitable for use in a network to aggregate signals of different line rates for transport includes a first arrangement having ADM functionality, a second arrangement having transponder functionality, and a third arrangement having muxponder functionality. The line card also includes hardware that facilitates communication between the arrangements, as well as a plurality of ports arranged to receive a signal and to provide the signal to the hardware.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2006
    Publication date: October 11, 2007
    Applicant: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Maurizio Gazzola, Ronald Johnson, David Bianchi, Jeffrey Maddox, Luca Chiesa
  • Publication number: 20070175802
    Abstract: A screening module 10 comprises a frame component 12 to be secured to an underlying screen deck, in use. A screening panel 14 is carried by the frame component 12. The screening panel 14 comprises an operatively upper screening surface 16 and a support structure 18 underlying the screening surface 16 with a plurality of spaced protrusions 20 being supported by and standing proud of the support structure 18. Operatively upper ends of the protrusions 20 lie substantially in a plane of the screening surface 16 and the protrusions 20 define a plurality of screening apertures 22 in the screening surface 16.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2007
    Publication date: August 2, 2007
    Applicant: WEATHERFORD AUSTRALIA PTY LIMITED
    Inventors: Ronald Johnson, Peter Olsen, Warren Spinks
  • Publication number: 20070145229
    Abstract: An assembly for supporting a home appliance includes a support base and two roller assemblies mounted on the support base. Each roller assembly includes a roller rotatable about a first axis and a rod coupled with the roller assemblies. Each roller assembly is rotatable with respect to the rod about a second axis different than the first axis. The appliance includes a cabinet having a top panel, a bottom panel, side panels, a front panel, and a back panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2005
    Publication date: June 28, 2007
    Inventor: Ronald Johnson
  • Publication number: 20070125202
    Abstract: A light bulb changing tool comprising a holding structure configured to engage a light bulb, the holding structure configured along an axis, the motorized holding structure configured to actuate in a first direction and a second direction. The light bulb changing tool further includes a force generator configured to selectively force the light bulb against the holding structure and a control unit configured to remotely communicate with the holding structure and the force generator, wherein the electronic control unit sends control signals to drive the holding structure to selectively move in the first direction and the second direction and/or to activate the force generator. The tool further comprising an arm member for positioning the holding structure in a desired configuration to engage the light bulb, wherein the arm member is coupled to the holding structure. The holding structure further comprises a rotator mechanism configured to rotate the holding structure in the first direction about the axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2006
    Publication date: June 7, 2007
    Inventors: Ronald Johnson, Robert Gallegos
  • Publication number: 20070068853
    Abstract: A screening module for a screening assembly includes a panel member having a periphery defined by a pair of opposed, parallel sides and a pair of opposed parallel ends. A mounting formation is arranged about at least a part of the periphery of the panel member for mounting the panel member on an underlying frame. A plurality of discrete aperture arrays are defined in a surface of the body member. A skirt portion circumscribes each aperture array, each skirt portion depending from a lower surface of the panel member. A reinforcing arrangement is arranged beneath each aperture array, the reinforcing arrangement being bounded by its associated skirt portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2004
    Publication date: March 29, 2007
    Inventors: Ronald Johnson, Ronald McGregor
  • Publication number: 20070018791
    Abstract: A system and apparatus which includes one or more locking container devices comprising a closeable container for holding at least one object; lock coupled to the container and moveable between a lock position and an unlock position; and programmable timer circuit for actuating the lock at a programmed time which is either specified or randomly set. The container device alternatively includes a receiving component for sensing a change an external condition including but not limited to, geographic location, temperature, sound and one or more predetermined operations. The timer circuit is alternatively unlocked by receiving an unlock signal via an appropriate communication medium from a remote source. The container device also includes a transmitter for transmitting an appropriate signal to the remote source. An interface terminal is coupled to the remote source and configured to accept at least one external condition instruction to be transmitted to the receiving component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2006
    Publication date: January 25, 2007
    Inventors: Ronald Johnson, Kenneth Johnson
  • Patent number: 7152743
    Abstract: A screening assembly 10 includes at least one rail 14 to be secured to a support member of a screening machine. At least one locating formation 16 extends from an operatively upper surface of the rail 14. Each locating formation 16 includes a catch member 32. The assembly 10 further includes a plurality of screening modules 12, each screening module 12 having an end supported on the rail 14. A pair of modules 12 lie in end-to-end abutting relationship with the abutting ends overlying the rail 14 so that the catch member 32 of each locating formation 16 protrudes beyond an upper surface of the screening modules 12. Further, a locking member 18 engages the catch member 32 of the locating formation 16 for locking the pair of modules 12 with respect to each other and with respect to the rail 14.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Assignee: Weatherford International, Inc.
    Inventors: Leslie Ronald Johnson, John William Eeles, Peter Martin Olsen
  • Publication number: 20060243099
    Abstract: A multi-accessory hammer is provided having a rapid release accessory change mechanism that includes a housing mounted to the butt end of a hammer and having an opening therein. A resilient means such as a spring is mounted within the housing, and an accessory locking device is mounted over the spring. One end of this locking device extends through the opening in the housing and is capable of rapidly hooking onto an accessory. The locking device also has a side arm extending along the exterior of housing and is capable of urging the locking device against the resilient means to allow unhooking of the accessory from the locking device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2006
    Publication date: November 2, 2006
    Inventors: Ronald Johnson, Idriss Ruiz, Skye Barcus, Steven Escobar
  • Publication number: 20060237348
    Abstract: A screening assembly support frame includes a body member defining a longitudinal axis. The body member has a pair of parallel, spaced elongate support members with a spacer arrangement extending between the support members. An engaging formation, for engaging a screen panel of the screening assembly to be supported by the body member, is carried on each support member with the body member and the engaging formations being symmetrical about the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2005
    Publication date: October 26, 2006
    Inventors: Ronald Johnson, Ronald McGregor
  • Patent number: 7055521
    Abstract: A ventilated mask for outdoor use is provided having a face mask to protect the wearer against insects and flying debris. The mask covers the user's nose, mouth and cheek area, and has a removable visor to provide protection for the eyes as well. The use of a snap in filter for additional protection against dust or other airborne irritants. The filter is held in place on the user's head by a pair of adjustable elastic straps. Finally, a hinged opening is provided in the mask area by the user's mouth to allow the insertion of game calling devices, drink bottles, straws, and the like, without requiring the user to remove the mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Inventor: Ronald A. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20060072918
    Abstract: A reconfigurable WDM add/drop multiplexer and its method of operation at an add/drop node on an optical fiber carrying a plurality of WDM signals is described. The WDM add/drop multiplexer has a coupler and a demultiplexer element dropping WDM signals from the optical fiber to a plurality of drop terminals, and a wavelength-selective switch adding WDM signals from a plurality of add terminals onto the optical fiber. The coupler splits the WDM signals received from the optical fiber and passes the split WDM signals to the first and second output terminals. The demultiplexer element separates the split WDM signals at the plurality of drop terminals. The wavelength-selective switch, which has an input terminal for connection to the second coupler output terminal and an output terminal for connection to the optical fiber, selectively adds WDM signals on the plurality of add terminals to the optical fiber responsive to control signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2004
    Publication date: April 6, 2006
    Applicant: Cisco Technology, Inc., A Corporation of the state of California
    Inventors: Ornan Gerstel, Stefano Piciaccia, Mauro Macchi, Mauro Casanova, Ronald Johnson
  • Publication number: 20060032337
    Abstract: A multi-accessory hammer is provided having an rapid release accessory change mechanism that includes a housing mounted to the butt end of a hammer and having an opening therein. A resilient means such as a spring is mounted within the housing, and an accessory locking device is mounted over the spring. One end of this locking device extends through the opening in the housing and is capable of rapidly hooking onto an accessory. The locking device also has a side arm extending along the exterior of housing and is capable of urging the locking device against the resilient means to allow unhooking of the accessory from the locking device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2005
    Publication date: February 16, 2006
    Applicant: Wagic, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Johnson, Idriss Ruiz, Skye Barcus, Steven Escobar
  • Publication number: 20050268752
    Abstract: A generally cylindrical shaped tool handle holds multiple sizes of tools. The handle includes one or more holding slots each positioned on one of multiple outer surface faces into which tools are inserted and held. Each holding slot includes one or more contoured compartments in which tools rest when engaged with the handle. Each contoured compartment is of a size and dimension which corresponds to one or more tool sizes. In the preferred embodiment of the tool handle, three of its outer surface faces have a continuous holding slot with multiple receiving holes for inserting therein hexagonal wrenches of multiple sizes. The continuous holding slots of the preferred embodiment of the handle include multiple contoured compartments for holding an inserted hexagonal wrench. Each contoured compartment is formed about a corresponding receiving hole. A lock is positioned over the contoured compartment to irremovably confine the short leg of the hexagonal wrench within the contoured compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2005
    Publication date: December 8, 2005
    Inventors: Kenneth Johnson, Robert Johnson, Ronald Johnson
  • Patent number: 6966068
    Abstract: A semirigid swim cap (100) is disclosed, having a unitary construction. The swim cap is generally open at the bottom and includes a forward edge (104), a rearward edge (106), oppositely disposed ear cover portions (108), and a center portion (101). In a preferred embodiment, the swim cap is made from an elastomeric thermoplastic and the center portion is relatively thick, while the peripheral edge portions are relatively thin and therefore less rigid. A pair of sealing ridges (110) extends from an inner surface of the swim cap, near the open bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2005
    Assignee: Aero Tech Sports Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald Johnson, David E. Calapp, Matthew A. Rhoades
  • Publication number: 20050178246
    Abstract: A light bulb changing tool comprising a motorized clasping mechanism configured to engage a light bulb, the motorized clasping mechanism configured along an axis, the motorized clasping mechanism configured to actuate in a first direction and a second direction; and a electronic drive unit configured to remotely communicate with the motorized clasping mechanism, wherein the electronic drive unit sends control signals to drive the motorized clasping mechanism to selectively move in the first direction and the direction. The tool further comprising an arm member for positioning the motorized clasping mechanism in a desired configuration to engage the light bulb, wherein the arm member is coupled to the motorized clasping mechanism. The motorized clasping mechanism further comprises a rotator mechanism configured to rotate the motorized clasping mechanism in the first direction about the axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2004
    Publication date: August 18, 2005
    Inventors: Ronald Johnson, Norio Sugano, Robert Gallegos, Idriss Mansouri-Chafik
  • Publication number: 20050150116
    Abstract: A utility tool comprising a body having a first end and a second end positioned on opposite ends of the body; a removable device; as well as a first tool and a second tool configured to be selectively coupled to each other or one of either the first end and second end of the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2004
    Publication date: July 14, 2005
    Inventors: Ronald Johnson, Idriss Mansouri-Chafik, Skye Barcus
  • Publication number: 20050016901
    Abstract: A screening assembly 10 includes at least one rail 14 to be secured to a support member of a screening machine to lie parallel to, and intermediate, side members of the screening machine. At least one locating formation 18 stands proud of an operatively upper surface of each rail 14. The assembly includes a plurality of screening modules 12. Each screening module 12 has an end supported on the rail 14 so that a pair of modules 12 lie in end-to-end abutting relationship with the abutting ends, in use, overlying the rail 12 and defining a receiving formation through which the locating formation 18 protrudes to project beyond the receiving formation into a recessed region defined by the abutting ends of the pair of modules 12. A locking member 46 is associated with the receiving formation and is receivable in the recessed region for engaging its associated locating formation to lock the pair of modules with respect to each other and with respect to the rail 14.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2002
    Publication date: January 27, 2005
    Inventors: John Eeles, Ronald Johnson, Peter Martin
  • Publication number: 20040261153
    Abstract: A semirigid swim cap (100) is disclosed, having a unitary construction. The swim cap is generally open at the bottom and includes a forward edge (104), a rearward edge (106), oppositely disposed ear cover portions (108), and a center portion (101). In a preferred embodiment, the swim cap is made from an elastomeric thermoplastic and the center portion is relatively thick, while the peripheral edge portions are relatively thin and therefore less rigid. A pair of sealing ridges (110) extends from an inner surface of the swim cap, near the open bottom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2004
    Publication date: December 30, 2004
    Applicant: Aero Tech Sports Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald Johnson, David E. Calapp, Matthew A. Rhoades