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: 20190216167
    Abstract: An article of footwear includes an upper, an outsole, and a midsole disposed between the upper and the outsole. The outsole is attached to the upper and has a ground-engaging surface. The midsole has a series of walls that define a series of channels extending substantially perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the midsole and along an entire length of the midsole. The series of channels are isolated from one another and each channel receives a quantity of particulate matter therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin W. Hoffer, Scott C. Holt, Jeffrey L. Johnson, Cassidy R. Levy, Nicholas R. Long, Matthew C. Palmer
  • Patent number: 10351813
    Abstract: An assembly includes an adjustable dip tube that can selectively withdraw an isolated component at various heights within a vessel. The adjustable nature of the dip tube can improve the cell recovery rate as compared to conventional cell recovery assemblies. Additionally, the assembly can take advantage of the adjustable nature of the dip tube while maintaining an aseptic interior cavity of the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN PERFORMANCE PLASTICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Scott R. Johnson, Michael S. Block, Christopher J. Pates, Avery A. Hallett
  • Publication number: 20190212632
    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: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Scott W. Miller, Alfred N. Mireault, Brad V. Johnson, Nicholas D. Smyth, Rummel R. Adriano, Shashank Sharma, Steven Webster
  • Publication number: 20190192793
    Abstract: An insufflating surgical instrument adapted for movement across an abdominal wall to insufflate an abdominal region of a patient is disclosed. The instrument comprises a shaft having an insufflation channel extending between a proximal end and a distal end, the insufflation channel being adapted for connection to a source of fluid under pressure at the proximal end. A tip is at the distal end and a vent hole is formed in the tip being in connection with the insufflation channel and adapted to expel fluid under pressure to insufflate the abdominal region. The tip is formed of a transparent material to facilitate visualization of the abdominal wall and region. The shaft includes a lumen extending along the axis between the proximal end and the distal end to enable insertion of a laparoscope. The lumen and insufflation channel may be formed as separate channels or as one shared channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Jeremy J. Albrecht, John R. Brustad, Scott V. Taylor, Gary M. Johnson, Nabil Hilal
  • Publication number: 20180335258
    Abstract: Systems and methods for adjustable interlacing of drying rollers in a print system. One system is an apparatus that includes first rollers that conduct heat from a heat source, and dry a web of print media as the web travels over a front side of the first rollers in a first direction. A last roller of the first rollers turns the web in a second direction. The apparatus also includes second rollers disposed a distance above the first rollers and that transport the web in the second direction. The apparatus further includes a movement mechanism that reduces the distance between the second rollers and the first rollers to cause the second rollers to occupy spaces between the first rollers so that the web traveling in the second direction contacts a back side of the first rollers to further dry the web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Stuart J. Boland, Dilan Nirushan Fernando, Scott R. Johnson, Casey E. Walker
  • Patent number: 10081198
    Abstract: Systems and methods for adjustable path length of print media in a dryer of a printing system. In one embodiment, the dryer includes a drum that applies heat to a web of print media. The dryer also includes first rollers positioned in an arc around the drum to define a path of travel of the web along the arc when the web is between an entrance of the dryer and the drum. The dryer further includes second rollers positioned inside the arc from the first rollers to reverse the path of travel of the web inside the arc when the web is between the drum and an exit of the dryer. A first roller and a second roller transport the web around the drum. A location of the first roller and the second roller relative to the arc defines a length of the web inside the dryer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Stuart Boland, Scott R. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10060675
    Abstract: Systems and methods for adjustable interlacing of drying rollers in a print system. One system is an apparatus that includes first rollers that conduct heat from a heat source, and dry a web of print media as the web travels over a front side of the first rollers in a first direction. A last roller of the first rollers turns the web in a second direction. The apparatus also includes second rollers disposed a distance above the first rollers and that transport the web in the second direction. The apparatus further includes a movement mechanism that reduces the distance between the second rollers and the first rollers to cause the second rollers to occupy spaces between the first rollers so that the web traveling in the second direction contacts a back side of the first rollers to further dry the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Stuart J. Boland, Scott R. Johnson, Dilan Nirushan Fernando, Casey E. Walker
  • Publication number: 20180229514
    Abstract: Systems and methods for adjustable path length of print media in a dryer of a printing system. In one embodiment, the dryer includes a drum that applies heat to a web of print media. The dryer also includes first rollers positioned in an arc around the drum to define a path of travel of the web along the arc when the web is between an entrance of the dryer and the drum. The dryer further includes second rollers positioned inside the arc from the first rollers to reverse the path of travel of the web inside the arc when the web is between the drum and an exit of the dryer. A first roller and a second roller transport the web around the drum. A location of the first roller and the second roller relative to the arc defines a length of the web inside the dryer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Stuart Boland, Scott R. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20180229515
    Abstract: Systems and methods for evenly heating a drum dryer of a print system. In one embodiment, the dryer is configured to rotate about an axis oriented in a lateral direction, to receive a radiant energy source disposed inside the drum that extends between each lateral end of the drum in the lateral direction, and to receive a reflective assembly inside the drum that includes an inner portion and an outer portion. The inner portion surrounds the radiant energy source and removably attaches the reflective assembly to a lateral end of the drum. The outer portion extends from the inner portion in a radial direction of the drum that is perpendicular to the lateral direction. The outer portion includes a reflective surface that reflects radiant energy from the lateral end to the central portion of the drum in contact with the web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: John Davis Allison, Stuart James Boland, Scott R. Johnson, Lucas Michael Stahler, Casey Ethan Walker
  • Patent number: 9994049
    Abstract: Systems and methods for adjustable path length of print media in a dryer of a printing system. In one embodiment, the dryer includes a drum that applies heat to a web of print media. The dryer also includes first rollers positioned in an arc around the drum to define a path of travel of the web along the arc when the web is between an entrance of the dryer and the drum. The dryer further includes second rollers positioned inside the arc from the first rollers to reverse the path of travel of the web inside the arc when the web is between the drum and an exit of the dryer. A first roller and a second roller transport the web around the drum. A location of the first roller and the second roller relative to the arc defines a length of the web inside the dryer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Stuart Boland, Scott R. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9987859
    Abstract: Systems and methods for evenly heating a drum dryer of a print system. In one embodiment, the dryer is configured to rotate about an axis oriented in a lateral direction, to receive a radiant energy source disposed inside the drum that extends between each lateral end of the drum in the lateral direction, and to receive a reflective assembly inside the drum that includes an inner portion and an outer portion. The inner portion surrounds the radiant energy source and removably attaches the reflective assembly to a lateral end of the drum. The outer portion extends from the inner portion in a radial direction of the drum that is perpendicular to the lateral direction. The outer portion includes a reflective surface that reflects radiant energy from the lateral end to the central portion of the drum in contact with the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: John Allison, Stuart Boland, Scott R. Johnson, Lucas Stahler, Casey Walker
  • Publication number: 20180105790
    Abstract: An assembly includes an adjustable dip tube that can selectively withdraw an isolated component at various heights within a vessel. The adjustable nature of the dip tube can improve the cell recovery rate as compared to conventional cell recovery assemblies. Additionally, the assembly can take advantage of the adjustable nature of the dip tube while maintaining an aseptic interior cavity of the assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Scott R. JOHNSON, Michael S. Block, Christopher J. Pates, Avery A. Hallett
  • Publication number: 20180086107
    Abstract: Systems and methods for evenly heating a drum dryer of a print system. In one embodiment, the dryer is configured to rotate about an axis oriented in a lateral direction, to receive a radiant energy source disposed inside the drum that extends between each lateral end of the drum in the lateral direction, and to receive a reflective assembly inside the drum that includes an inner portion and an outer portion. The inner portion surrounds the radiant energy source and removably attaches the reflective assembly to a lateral end of the drum. The outer portion extends from the inner portion in a radial direction of the drum that is perpendicular to the lateral direction. The outer portion includes a reflective surface that reflects radiant energy from the lateral end to the central portion of the drum in contact with the web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: John Allison, Stuart Boland, Scott R. Johnson, Lucas Stahler, Casey Walker
  • Patent number: 9856450
    Abstract: An assembly includes an adjustable dip tube that can selectively withdraw an isolated component at various heights within a vessel. The adjustable nature of the dip tube can improve the cell recovery rate as compared to conventional cell recovery assemblies. Additionally, the assembly can take advantage of the adjustable nature of the dip tube while maintaining an aseptic interior cavity of the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN PERFORMANCE PLASTICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Scott R. Johnson, Michael S. Block, Christopher J. Pates, Avery A. Hallett
  • Patent number: 9819836
    Abstract: A printing system is described. The printing system includes a printer having a control unit to perform color mapping from an input color space defined in a printer input profile to a printer color space defined in a printer output profile and a printing condition matching module to automatically determine a printer input profile based on a selection of one of a plurality of printing conditions, wherein a printer input profile corresponds to each of the plurality of printing conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yue Qiao, Chao Ma, Scott R. Johnson, Hong Li
  • Publication number: 20170171432
    Abstract: A printing system is described. The printing system includes a printer having a control unit to perform color mapping from an input color space defined in a printer input profile to a printer color space defined in a printer output profile and a printing condition matching module to automatically determine a printer input profile based on a selection of one of a plurality of printing conditions, wherein a printer input profile corresponds to each of the plurality of printing conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yue Qiao, Chao Ma, Scott R. Johnson, Hong Li
  • Publication number: 20170153059
    Abstract: Systems and methods for adjustable interlacing of drying rollers in a print system. One system is an apparatus that includes first rollers that conduct heat from a heat source, and dry a web of print media as the web travels over a front side of the first rollers in a first direction. A last roller of the first rollers turns the web in a second direction. The apparatus also includes second rollers disposed a distance above the first rollers and that transport the web in the second direction. The apparatus further includes a movement mechanism that reduces the distance between the second rollers and the first rollers to cause the second rollers to occupy spaces between the first rollers so that the web traveling in the second direction contacts a back side of the first rollers to further dry the web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Stuart J. Boland, Scott R. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9469137
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for determining an operational range of colorant densities and heating powers that result in successful drying for a print media that is based on a drying quality of test images printed by a printing system. One embodiment comprises a printing system that applies colorant onto a continuous-form medium and applies heat to the medium based on a heating power. The printing system prints a plurality of test images onto the medium, where one or more of a colorant density and a heating power vary for each of the printed test images. The printing system determines a drying quality for the printed test images, and calculates an operational range of colorant densities and heating powers for the medium based on the drying quality of the printed test images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Casey E. Walker, Scott R. Johnson, Stuart J. Boland, William Edward Manchester, David M. Price
  • Publication number: 20160160173
    Abstract: An assembly includes an adjustable dip tube that can selectively withdraw an isolated component at various heights within a vessel. The adjustable nature of the dip tube can improve the cell recovery rate as compared to conventional cell recovery assemblies. Additionally, the assembly can take advantage of the adjustable nature of the dip tube while maintaining an aseptic interior cavity of the assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: Scott R. JOHNSON, Michael S. BLOCK, Christopher J. PATES, Avery A. HALETT
  • Patent number: 9352588
    Abstract: Systems and methods for collapsible energy source in a drum dryer of a print system. One system includes a dryer with a thermally conductive drum to dry a colorant applied to a web of print media in contact with the drum. A radiant energy source disposed inside the drum includes segments that transfer heat to a surface of the drum. Each segment is attached to another segment about a hinge that allows the segments to pivot with respect to one another. A movement mechanism applies a force to the radiant energy source toward a center of the drum to cause the segments to pivot to a folded position with respect to one another, and applies a force to the radiant energy source toward the surface of the drum to cause the segments to pivot to expand with respect to a circumferential direction of the drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Stuart J. Boland, Dilan Nirushan Fernando, Scott R. Johnson