Patents by Inventor Scott R. Johnson

Scott R. 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: 20240153140
    Abstract: A method and a system for optimizing the alignment of an optical system, such as a telescope, using a multi-degree-of freedom (DOF) actuator/hexapod and star field images. The method iteratively adjusts the hexapod in all DOFs using the damped least squares (DLS) optimization algorithm and dynamically changes the size of pixel windows to measure ensquared energy (ES) as a closed loop feedback.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2023
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
    Inventors: Tim P. Johnson, Scott R. Foes, Joseph J. Ichkhan
  • Publication number: 20240143966
    Abstract: The technology described herein can generate a unique identifier for a visual media that comprises pre-printed visual indications on the visual media and a user's handwritten signature. The location of the signature on the visual media can be determined by including preprinted fiducial marks on the visual media. The fiducial markers act as landmarks that allow the size and location of the signature to be determined in absolute terms. The unique identifier is then stored in computer memory on a user-experience server. The user-experience server can associate the unique identifier with a digital asset, such as an image or video, designated by the user. When the unique identifier is provided to the user-experience server a second time, the digital asset can be retrieved and output to the computing device that provided the unique identifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2024
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Inventors: Scott A. Schimke, Jennifer R. Garbos, David Niel Johnson
  • Publication number: 20240109334
    Abstract: A printing system is disclosed. The printing system includes at least one physical memory device to store defective print element determination logic and one or more processors coupled with the at least one physical memory device to execute the defective print element determination logic to receive a print image comprising evaluation marks and locator marks applied to a print medium by a plurality of pel forming elements according to print instructions and identify pel forming elements associated with print defect pels in the print image among the plurality of pel forming elements based on the evaluation marks, the locator marks and the print instructions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2022
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jiwon Gim, Scott R. Johnson, Ziling Zhang, Mikel Stanich
  • Patent number: 11946460
    Abstract: A thermal-mechanical linear actuator can include a first stage comprising one of a positive coefficient of thermal expansion (“CTE”) material or a negative CTE material and a second stage comprising the other of the positive CTE material or the negative CTE material. The second stage can be at least partially inserted into the first stage. The actuator can further comprise a thermal isolator disposed between the first stage and the second stage to thermally isolate the first stage from the second stage. Heat inputs can be provided where the heat inputs can control the temperature of the first and second stages independently. A hyperbolic meta material can be wrapped or coated around the first stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Scott R. Foes, Ray E. Mcvey, Scott Randall Sorbel, Tim P. Johnson, Nicholas C. Yiakas
  • Patent number: 11937997
    Abstract: Systems for delivering material through an open beak to a digestive tract of a bird and methods of using the same are described herein. Beak opening apparatus and methods of using the same are also described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Nova-Tech Engineering, LLC
    Inventors: Nathan A. Blum, Jeff Deming, Matthew H. Erickson, Scott C. Johnson, James Kleven, Greg R. Swenson
  • Patent number: 11934090
    Abstract: Various embodiments include a camera with folded optics and lens shifting capabilities. Some embodiments include voice coil motor (VCM) actuator arrangements to provide autofocus (AF) and/or optical image stabilization (OIS) movement. Some embodiments include suspension arrangements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Scott W. Miller, Alfred N. Mireault, Brad V. Johnson, Nicholas D. Smyth, Rummel R. Adriano, Shashank Sharma, Steven Webster
  • Patent number: 11922241
    Abstract: A printing system is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Mikel Stanich, Walter F. Kailey, Scott R. Johnson, Pallavi Premkumar, William Manchester
  • Publication number: 20240059066
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for enhanced flushing of printing systems. One embodiment is a printing system that includes an ink flushing controller. The ink flushing controller is able to identify an overlap region wherein nozzles at adjacent printheads of a marking engine overlap along a widthwise direction, to detect primary nozzles that print image data within the overlap region, and to detect overlap nozzles that do not have firing instructions to eject ink within the overlap region. The ink flushing controller is further able to analyze nozzle firing data for each overlap nozzle to determine inactive firing spans for each overlap nozzle, and in response to determining that an inactive firing span for an overlap nozzle exceeds a threshold, to generate a firing instruction directing the overlap nozzle to eject ink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2022
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Walter F. Kailey, Scott R. Johnson
  • Patent number: 11878476
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a composite article that may include a plastic component, and a silicone component bonded the plastic component. The plastic component and the silicone component may be bonded at an intersecting region between a first surface of the plastic component and a first surface of the silicone component. The intersecting region may include at least one of an acetone content of not greater than about 0.2 ppm, an MEK content of not greater than about 0.2 ppm, or a trimethylsilanol content of not greater than about 0.2 ppm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN PERFORMANCE PLASTICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jianfeng Zhang, Scott R. Johnson, Heidi Lennon
  • Publication number: 20230351583
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for. One embodiment is a system that includes an interface configured to receive an image of media printed on with print data, and memory configured to store defect reference data of nozzles belonging to printheads of a printer. The system also includes a print defect controller configured to detect a nozzle defect in the image based on a comparison of the image with the print data, and to determine a type of the nozzle defect based on a comparison of the nozzle defect with the defect reference data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2023
    Publication date: November 2, 2023
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Nikita Gurudath, Scott R. Johnson, Nathan Young, Ziling Zhang
  • Publication number: 20230302456
    Abstract: A configurable port fitting for a container, such as a bioprocess bag, has one or more O-ring grooves and two opposing locking arms (e.g., 604). The port fitting is mounted onto the container by (i) inserting one end of the port fitting into a port in the container such that O-ring(s) form seals between the O-ring grooves and the container and (ii) rotating the port fitting to engage the locking arms with two opposing retention clips (e.g., 506) of the container. Some port fittings are fixed port fittings that provide a fixed opening into the container. Other port fittings are port sizers that receive a valve connector that enables flow control between closed and open positions. Port fittings of different sizes enable different flow rates. Some port fittings (and other connectors) have a threaded tube barb that receives a threaded tube retainer that secures tubing in place over the barb.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2023
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Applicant: Evolution Design & Development LLC
    Inventors: Anthony P. Pagliaro, JR., Clemens E. Zoellner, Scott R. Johnson
  • Patent number: 11734814
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for. One embodiment is a system that includes an interface configured to receive an image of media printed on with print data, and memory configured to store defect reference data of nozzles belonging to printheads of a printer. The system also includes a print defect controller configured to detect a nozzle defect in the image based on a comparison of the image with the print data, and to determine a type of the nozzle defect based on a comparison of the nozzle defect with the defect reference data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Nikita Gurudath, Scott R. Johnson, Nathan Young, Ziling Zhang
  • Patent number: 11584120
    Abstract: A printing system is disclosed. The printing system includes at least one physical memory device to store uniformity compensation logic and one or more processors coupled with the at least one physical memory device to execute the uniformity compensation logic to receive print image measurement data corresponding with each of a plurality of pel forming elements, generate a first set of intermediate images based on the print image measurement data, determine whether historical sets of intermediate images are available, generate first transfer functions corresponding to each of the pel forming elements based on the first set of intermediate images and the historical sets of intermediate images upon a determination that the historical sets of intermediate images are available and transmit the first transfer functions for each of the pel forming elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Scott R. Johnson, Ziling Zhang
  • Patent number: 11579827
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for print review systems. One embodiment is a print review system that includes a memory that stores inspection parameters of print media marked by a printer, an interface that communicates with the printer, and a controller that, in response to the printer initiating processing of a print job, receives an indication via the interface of settings used by the printer in processing the print job, modifies the parameters based on the settings, inspects the print media based on the modified parameters, and reports compliance of the print job with the modified parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Nathan Young, Scott R. Johnson
  • Patent number: 11485597
    Abstract: Systems and methods for dryer rollers of a print system with increasing wrap angles. In one embodiment a dryer includes a turning device configured to rotate about an axis, and to guide a web of print media. The dryer also includes rollers configured to transport the web from an entrance of the dryer to the turning device. The rollers include a series of three or more rollers positioned in the dryer to consecutively increase an amount of contact area with the web as the web travels toward the turning device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Stuart J. Boland, Scott R. Johnson, Wataru Sakamoto
  • Publication number: 20220288920
    Abstract: A printing system is disclosed. The printing system includes at least one physical memory device to store uniformity compensation logic and one or more processors coupled with the at least one physical memory device to execute the uniformity compensation logic to receive print image measurement data corresponding with each of a plurality of pel forming elements, generate a first set of intermediate images based on the print image measurement data, determine whether historical sets of intermediate images are available, generate first transfer functions corresponding to each of the pel forming elements based on the first set of intermediate images and the historical sets of intermediate images upon a determination that the historical sets of intermediate images are available and transmit the first transfer functions for each of the pel forming elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Scott R. Johnson, Ziling Zhang
  • Patent number: 11314465
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for reviewing printed jobs. One embodiment is a system that includes a print review device. The print review device includes a memory that stores data which indicates whether regions along a width of print media marked by a printer are flagged as bypassable, and a controller configured to determine printhead conditions within regions that have not been flagged, associate each printhead condition with a corresponding region, and to generate a report with notifications of printhead conditions within each region that has not been flagged, while foregoing determination of printhead conditions in regions that have been flagged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Scott R. Johnson, Nathan Young, Raymond Godefroid
  • Patent number: 11305552
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for reviewing printed jobs. One embodiment is a system that includes a print review device. The print review device includes a memory that stores data which indicates whether regions along a width of print media marked by a printer are flagged as bypassable, and a controller configured to determine printhead conditions along the width of the print media, associate each printhead condition with a corresponding region, and to generate a report with notifications of printhead conditions within each region that has not been flagged, while suppressing notifications of printhead conditions within regions that have been flagged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Scott R. Johnson, Nathan Young, Raymond Godefroid
  • Patent number: 11310379
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for reviewing printed jobs. On embodiment is a system comprising a print review device. The print review device includes a memory that stores an image of a test pattern printed by printheads of a printer, and a controller that generates a Graphical User Interface (GUI), for presentation at a display, depicting states of the printheads based on the image, receives input from a user selecting one of the printheads, correlates the printhead with a portion of the image, and presents the portion of the image for review at the GUI. The controller also identifies locations on the portion that are correlated with nozzles of the printhead, and selectively highlights the locations based on state information for the nozzles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Nathan Young, Ziling Zhang, Kara Larsen, Scott R. Johnson
  • Patent number: 11273636
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for adaptive printhead cleaning. One embodiment is a printer maintenance system that includes memory to store defect information of a group of nozzles of a printer, and a processor to determine whether the group of nozzles have a number of nozzle defects that exceeds a threshold based on the defect information. In response to a determination that the threshold is exceeded, the processor determines a type of cleaning operation, a cleaning duration, and a cleaning intensity to perform for the group of nozzles based on the defect information. The processor then initiates a cleaning operation for the group of nozzles according to the type of cleaning operation, the cleaning duration, and the cleaning intensity determined for the group of nozzles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Scott R. Johnson, William Edward Manchester, Constantino J. Tadiello, Nathan Young