Patents by Inventor Samuel A. Johnson

Samuel A. 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: 10389874
    Abstract: Methods and systems for multiple channel authentication are described. In one embodiment, a request for an interaction is initiated from within a mobile application. The request may include authentication information and contextual information relating to a current exchange between the mobile application and an organization. The user may be authenticated with the authentication information and the request may be routed to a representative based on the contextual information to continue the exchange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Anthony Scott Farnsworth, Zakery Layne Johnson, Joshua S. Kerr, Eric Smith, Charles Lee Oakes, III, Thomas Bret Buckingham, Maland Keith Mortensen, John Raymond Harris, Joshua Samuel Leonard, Vijay Jayapalan, Minya Liang, Justin Dax Haslam, Robert Barner, Ross Andrew Thiele
  • Patent number: 10342443
    Abstract: An automated system, method, apparatus, device and/or computer program product for detecting positioning effect is set forth, the apparatus according to an exemplary embodiment may include an output operable to couple to one or more stimulating electrodes to stimulate one or more peripheral nerves of the patient, an input operable to couple to one or more recording electrodes to record resultant electrical waveforms generated by a nervous system of a patient in response to the stimulating module, and one or more processors operable to identify the positioning effect based on the resultant electrical waveforms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: SafeOp Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel Johnson, Richard A O'Brien
  • Publication number: 20190193345
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for dynamically managing heater position for an Automated Fiber Placement (AFP) machine. One embodiment is a method that includes retrieving distance data indicating predicted distances of a heating surface of a heater of the AFP machine to a surface of a laminate being laid-up by the AFP machine, for each of multiple locations along a path. The method also includes directing the AFP machine to lay up the laminate in accordance with a Numerical Control (NC) program, identifying a current location of the heater in the path, determining a speed at which the heater of the AFP machine is moving, correlating the current location of the heater with a predicted distance, and adjusting an amount of power for the heater at the current location based on the predicted distance that was correlated with the current location, and the speed at the current location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Jeron D. Moore, Brice A. Johnson, Samuel F. Pedigo, Sayata Ghose
  • Patent number: 10331979
    Abstract: Automatic threat detection of volumetric computed tomography (CT) data, including: extracting at least one 3-D object from the volumetric CT data; constructing a feature vector for each of the at least one 3-D objects; and classifying each 3-D object as one of a threat or benign object using the feature vector and a set of truth threat and benign objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: TELESECURITY SCIENCES, INC.
    Inventors: Samuel M. Song, Junghyun Kwon, Austin Ely, John Enyeart, Chad Johnson, Jongkyu Lee, Namho Kim, Douglas P. Boyd
  • Publication number: 20190063294
    Abstract: A decomposition reactor for an exhaust system includes an exterior component defining an internal volume and having an inlet and an outlet with the inlet and outlet are formed on a same side of the exterior component. A flow divider is positioned within the internal volume and defines a thermal management chamber and a main flow chamber. A first flow path of exhaust flows from the inlet into the main flow chamber to mix with dosed, and a second flow path of exhaust flows from the inlet into the thermal management chamber to control a temperature of a portion of the flow divider. In some implementations, one or more swirling diverters can be coupled to the flow divider and positioned proximate the outlet of the exterior component to impart a vortical motion to a combined reductant and exhaust gas flow exiting out the outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: CUMMINS EMISSION SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Ryan Johnson, Udit Bhaveshkumar Shah, Samuel Johnson, Mahendra Mittapalli, Kartiki Jagtap
  • Publication number: 20190052644
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to systems and methods for creating compliance boundaries. In one example, compliance boundaries may be implemented via a compliance tool. Data associated with a tenant may be segregated using a plurality of layers defining one or more compliance boundaries. In response to an action initiated by a compliance administrator using the compliance tool for accessing the data, it may be determined which data is within the one or more compliance boundaries associated with the compliance administrator. Access to the data determined to be within the one or more compliance boundaries associated with the compliance administrator may be authorized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Samuel Johnson Shelton, Rameshkumar Perumal, Liming Hong, Chong Chan Lyu, Nakul Garg, Kai Liang, Marshal Ray Hagen, Bin Hu
  • Publication number: 20180349920
    Abstract: A mechanism for customer service with security and privacy is provided. In a support service scenario for products or services, a determination is made based on an interaction with a customer that additional verification is needed. An authentication code is communicated to the customer via a mode chosen by the customer. At the same time, a hash of the authentication code is stored along with session and customer details. The customer is prompted to provide the authentication code and a hash of the provided authentication code is compared to the hash of the authentication code that was stored with the session and customer details. If the hashes match, it can be presumed that the agent is communicating with the correct customer and customer details are revealed. If the hashes do not match, the agent does not see any private customer details.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Jawad Ahmed Ibrahim KATIB, Arun R. MANNENGAL, Samuel Johnson SHELTON
  • Patent number: 10129093
    Abstract: Described is a system for modeling strategic network formation. A network formation model is generated using a concatenation of joint strategies s of a set of N agents, such that s=sSsAsC. The N agents include a group of source agents NS, a group of aggregator agents NA, and a group of consumer agents NC, each group of agents having a distinct joint strategy for accessing a set of information. sS represents a joint strategy of the group of source agents, sA represents a joint strategy of the group of aggregator agents, and sC represents a joint strategy of the group of consumer agents. The network formation model is operated according to the joint strategies of the set of N agents. Data relating to the set of N agents of the network formation model is output for the investigation of the formation of information diffusion networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Samuel Johnson, Tsai-Ching Lu
  • Publication number: 20180227149
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for implementing adaptive equalization channel extension retimer link-up in high-speed serial links. Under aspects of the proposed methodology, the retimer device intervenes with the adaptive equalization training, training both ends of the link individually between the two end points, and once both of the retimer's receivers are trained, it propagates the receiver readiness indication through from one end point to the other. This allows all sections of the link to train at the same time, and for all devices to transition to data mode at the same time, once all channels have been adapted to and trained. This methodology also applies to cascaded retimer device configurations, where multiple retimers are being used to extend the channel even further.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2016
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Applicant: lntel Corporation
    Inventor: Samuel A. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20180227266
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for enabling discovery of and assigning unique addresses for identical or similar devices assembled in a serial chain of devices in a high-speed communications link. The method and apparatus enable an endpoint device in a communication link including a plurality of serially-connected signal buffering devices to discover each signal buffering devices, assign a unique address, and configure each signal buffering device from a central non-volatile memory (NVM) using an in-band configuration protocol for the communication link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Applicant: lntel Corporation
    Inventors: Kevan A. Lillie, Kent C. Lusted, Samuel A. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10024217
    Abstract: A decomposition reactor for an exhaust system includes an exterior component defining an internal volume and having an inlet and an outlet with the inlet and outlet are formed on a same side of the exterior component. A flow divider is positioned within the internal volume and defines a thermal management chamber and a main flow chamber. A first flow path of exhaust flows from the inlet into the main flow chamber to mix with dosed, and a second flow path of exhaust flows from the inlet into the thermal management chamber to control a temperature of a portion of the flow divider. In some implementations, one or more swirling diverters can be coupled to the flow divider and positioned proximate the outlet of the exterior component to impart a vortical motion to a combined reductant and exhaust gas flow exiting out the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: CUMMINS EMISSION SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Ryan M. Johnson, Udit Bhaveshkumar Shah, Samuel Johnson, Mahendra Mittapalli, Kartiki Jagtap
  • Publication number: 20180171851
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment includes a blending chamber having a urea inlet, a blending chamber gas inlet, and a blending chamber outlet. A urea source provides a pressurized urea solution to the urea inlet at a urea injection pressure, and a pressurized gas source transmits pressurized gas to the blending chamber gas inlet via a passageway. The passageway is configured to decrease pressure of the pressurized gas transmitted along its length from a first pressure of gas received from the pressurized gas source to a second pressure of gas provided to the blending chamber gas inlet. The first pressure of gas received from the pressurized gas source is greater than the urea injection pressure and the second pressure of gas provided to the blending chamber gas inlet is less than the urea infection pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: Cummins Emission Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: George L. Muntean, Steve Holl, Joydeep Chakrabarti, John Anthis, Joshua D. Henry, Samuel Johnson, Andrew Myer
  • Patent number: 9957868
    Abstract: A centerline injection system for a liquid-only reductant delivery. An aftertreatment system comprises an aftertreatment component structured to treat exhaust exiting an engine, a reactor pipe, and a liquid-only dosing unit. The reactor pipe is positioned upstream of the aftertreatment component and is structured to receive the exhaust from the engine. The liquid-only dosing unit is structured to inject diesel exhaust fluid into the exhaust received from an engine. The liquid-only dosing unit injects the diesel exhaust fluid at the centerline of the reactor pipe as to provide uniform dispersion of the diesel exhaust fluid across at least a part of the aftertreatment component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: CUMMINS EMISSION SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Samuel Johnson
  • Patent number: 9932871
    Abstract: A method for reducing reductant deposits in an exhaust conduit fluidly coupled to an engine comprises operating the engine to produce an exhaust gas. The exhaust gas is communicated into the exhaust conduit which has an initial cross-sectional area. An initial flow rate corresponding to an initial flow velocity of the exhaust gas entering the exhaust conduit is determined. The initial flow rate and, thereby the initial flow velocity of the exhaust gas, increases or decreases based on an operating condition of the engine. The initial flow rate of the exhaust gas is compared with a predetermined threshold. If the initial flow rate of the exhaust gas is lower than the predetermined threshold, a cross-sectional area of the exhaust conduit is reduced. The reducing of the cross-sectional area causes the exhaust gas to have an adjusted flow velocity greater than the initial flow velocity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Cummins Emission Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel Johnson, Mihai Chiruta, John G. Buechler, Matthew K. Volmerding, Andrew J. Albers
  • Patent number: 9926822
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment includes a blending chamber having a urea inlet, a blending chamber gas inlet, and a blending chamber outlet. A urea source provides a pressurized urea solution to the urea inlet at a urea injection pressure, and a pressurized gas source transmits pressurized gas to the blending chamber gas inlet via a passageway. The passageway is configured to decrease pressure of the pressurized gas transmitted along its length from a first pressure of gas received from the pressurized gas source to a second pressure of gas provided to the blending chamber gas inlet. The first pressure of gas received from the pressurized gas source is greater than the urea injection pressure and the second pressure of gas provided to the blending chamber gas inlet is less than the urea injection pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: CUMMINS EMISSION SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: George L. Muntean, Steve Holl, Joydeep Chakrabarti, John Anthis, Joshua D. Henry, Samuel Johnson, Andrew Myer
  • Patent number: 9719392
    Abstract: A system is provided for delivery of diesel exhaust fluid or other reductant to an injector for release into an engine exhaust aftertreatment system. The injector includes a nozzle assembly that thermally shields the diesel exhaust fluid from the exhaust gas temperatures. A diesel exhaust fluid delivery procedure is also disclosed for nozzle cooling prior to operation of the injector for emissions reduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Cummins Emission Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Aalok Trivedi, Andrew Myer, Stephanie L. Apewokin, Samuel Johnson, Srivardhan Chandrapati, George L. Muntean, Joshua D. Henry, John Anthis, Omkar Tendolkar
  • Publication number: 20170175608
    Abstract: A system is provided for delivery of diesel exhaust fluid or other reductant to an injector for release into an engine exhaust aftertreatment system. The injector includes a nozzle assembly that thermally shields the diesel exhaust fluid from the exhaust gas temperatures. A diesel exhaust fluid delivery procedure is also disclosed for nozzle cooling prior to operation of the injector for emissions reduction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: Cummins Emission Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Aalok TRIVEDI, Andrew MYER, Stephanie L. APEWOKIN, Samuel JOHNSON, Srivardhan CHANDRAPATI, George L. MUNTEAN, Joshua D. HENRY, John ANTHIS, Omkar TENDOLKAR
  • Publication number: 20170107877
    Abstract: A method for reducing reductant deposits in an exhaust conduit fluidly coupled to an engine comprises operating the engine to produce an exhaust gas. The exhaust gas is communicated into the exhaust conduit which has an initial cross-sectional area. An initial flow rate corresponding to an initial flow velocity of the exhaust gas entering the exhaust conduit is determined. The initial flow rate and, thereby the initial flow velocity of the exhaust gas, increases or decreases based on an operating condition of the engine. The initial flow rate of the exhaust gas is compared with a predetermined threshold. If the initial flow rate of the exhaust gas is lower than the predetermined threshold, a cross-sectional area of the exhaust conduit is reduced. The reducing of the cross-sectional area causes the exhaust gas to have an adjusted flow velocity greater than the initial flow velocity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicant: Cummins Emission Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel Johnson, Mihai Chiruta, John G. Buechler, Matthew K. Volmerding, Andrew J. Albers
  • Patent number: 9617889
    Abstract: A system is provided for delivery of diesel exhaust fluid or other reductant to an injector for release into an engine exhaust aftertreatment system. The injector includes a nozzle assembly that thermally shields the diesel exhaust fluid from the exhaust gas temperatures. A diesel exhaust fluid delivery procedure is also disclosed for nozzle cooling prior to operation of the injector for emissions reduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: CUMMINS EMISSION SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Aalok Trivedi, Andrew Myer, Stephanie L. Apewokin, Samuel Johnson, Srivardhan Chandrapati, George L. Muntean, Joshua D. Henry, John Anthis, Omkar Tendolkar
  • Publication number: 20170008626
    Abstract: In an aspect, in general, a spooling apparatus includes a filament feeding mechanism for deploying and retracting filament from the spooling apparatus to an aerial vehicle, an exit geometry sensor for sensing an exit geometry of the filament from the spooling apparatus, and a controller for controlling the feeding mechanism to feed and retract the filament based on the exit geometry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: Jason S. Walker, John W. Ware, Samuel A. Johnson, Andrew M. Shein