Patents by Inventor Simon Johnston

Simon Johnston 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: 10895549
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electrochemical sensor for determining the presence or quantity (eg concentration) of an oxidant of interest in an aqueous solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Palintest Limited
    Inventors: Simon Johnston, Stephen William Birch
  • Publication number: 20200401114
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided to generate a base digital file for a garment, which may be used in garment production. For example, a system may receive a library from a data source and generate a base digital file for the garment. The base digital file may include a garment identifier, a panel object associated with a panel identifier and references to garment information in the library, and a seam object representing a seam that forms a portion of the garment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Akshay Vivek Choche, Shini Arora, Juthika Das, Nikita Jain, Simon Johnston, Nancy Yi Liang, Jennifer Lin, Matthew Keith Miller, Palvali Teja Burugu, Chetan Shivarudrappa, Gabriel J. Zimmerman
  • Publication number: 20200397080
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided to generate a base digital file for a garment and a custom digital file for the garment, which may be used in garment production. For example, a system may receive information providing various specifications for manufacturing a garment, generate a base digital file for the garment, receive a request to transform the garment from a first garment size to a second garment size, and then generate a custom digital file for the garment by applying custom user body measurements to the base digital file or by applying a grading scale.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Akshay Vivek Choche, Shini Arora, Juthika Das, Nikita Jain, Simon Johnston, Nancy Yi Liang, Jennifer Lin, Matthew Keith Miller, Palvali Teja Burugu, Chetan Shivarudrappa, Gabriel J. Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 10765770
    Abstract: Articles can be provided with odor resistance by applying a dispersion of a halogenated heterocyclic N-halamine in an inert liquid carrier onto the surface of the article and allowing the inert liquid carrier to penetrate into it. The N-halamine accordingly becomes deposited on the surface of the article after the inert liquid carrier penetrates into the article. This method can be used to provide odor resistance to a variety of substrates, including garbage bags. It can also be used to deposit other functional particulates onto the surface of substrates having sufficient porosity to take up the vehicle. For instance, such functional particles can be oxidants that display antimicrobial and/or enzyme inhibitory efficacy or particles having toxin interaction potentials through oxidative degradation or adsorption of toxic substances in air and/or water, such as fluoride uptake by metal oxide microparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: THE GLAD PRODUCTS COMPANY
    Inventors: Jeffrey F. Williams, Simon Johnston
  • Patent number: 10721907
    Abstract: The present invention includes multifunctional compositions, methods and binding systems to provide disinfecting and deodorizing coatings for hard and soft surfaces, inorganic and organic solid surfaces and particulate media and other related substrates, including human and animal skin and skin lesions; to provide neutralizing functions for malodors generated by both human, animal and industrial fluids and solid wastes; and to provide neutralizing and degrading functions for nuisance and noxious chemicals. The present invention provides compositions and methods for producing disinfecting, oxidizing and enzyme-inhibiting fluids enabling preparation of durable, stable biocidal and deodorizing coatings and media which can be widely used for biological agent control, prevention and elimination of odors, and degradation of noxious agents susceptible to chemical oxidation, and which take forms that are inoffensive to users and offer high convenience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: OXISCIENCE, LLC
    Inventors: Zhengbing Cao, Xinbo Sun, Simon Johnston, Jeffrey F. Williams
  • Publication number: 20200085987
    Abstract: Articles can be provided with odor resistance by applying a dispersion of a halogenated heterocyclic N-halamine in an inert liquid carrier onto the surface of the article and allowing the inert liquid carrier to penetrate into it. The N-halamine accordingly becomes deposited on the surface of the article after the inert liquid carrier penetrates into the article. This method can be used to provide odor resistance to a variety of substrates, including garbage bags. It can also be used to deposit other functional particulates onto the surface of substrates having sufficient porosity to take up the vehicle. For instance, such functional particles can be oxidants that display antimicrobial and/or enzyme inhibitory efficacy or particles having toxin interaction potentials through oxidative degradation or adsorption of toxic substances in air and/or water, such as fluoride uptake by metal oxide microparticles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: OXISCIENCE, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey F. Williams, Simon Johnston
  • Patent number: 10568982
    Abstract: Articles can be provided with odor resistance by applying a dispersion of a halogenated heterocyclic N-halamine in an inert liquid carrier onto the surface of the article and allowing the inert liquid carrier to penetrate into it. The N-halamine accordingly becomes deposited on the surface of the article after the inert liquid carrier penetrates into the article. This method can be used to provide odor resistance to a variety of substrates, including garbage bags. It can also be used to deposit other functional particulates onto the surface of substrates having sufficient porosity to take up the vehicle. For instance, such functional particles can be oxidants that display antimicrobial and/or enzyme inhibitory efficacy or particles having toxin interaction potentials through oxidative degradation or adsorption of toxic substances in air and/or water, such as fluoride uptake by metal oxide microparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey F. Williams, Simon Johnston
  • Patent number: 10512705
    Abstract: Articles can be provided with odor resistance by applying a dispersion of a halogenated heterocyclic N-halamine in an inert liquid carrier onto the surface of the article and allowing the inert liquid carrier to penetrate into it. The N-halamine accordingly becomes deposited on the surface of the article after the inert liquid carrier penetrates into the article. This method can be used to provide odor resistance to a variety of substrates, including garbage bags. It can also be used to deposit other functional particulates onto the surface of substrates having sufficient porosity to take up the vehicle. For instance, such functional particles can be oxidants that display antimicrobial and/or enzyme inhibitory efficacy or particles having toxin interaction potentials through oxidative degradation or adsorption of toxic substances in air and/or water, such as fluoride uptake by metal oxide microparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: OXISCIENCE, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey F. Williams, Simon Johnston
  • Publication number: 20190231915
    Abstract: Articles can be provided with odor resistance by applying a dispersion of a halogenated heterocyclic N-halamine in an inert liquid carrier onto the surface of the article and allowing the inert liquid carrier to penetrate into it. The N-halamine accordingly becomes deposited on the surface of the article after the inert liquid carrier penetrates into the article. This method can be used to provide odor resistance to a variety of substrates, including garbage bags. It can also be used to deposit other functional particulates onto the surface of substrates having sufficient porosity to take up the vehicle. For instance, such functional particles can be oxidants that display antimicrobial and/or enzyme inhibitory efficacy or particles having toxin interaction potentials through oxidative degradation or adsorption of toxic substances in air and/or water, such as fluoride uptake by metal oxide microparticles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: OXISCIENCE, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey F. Williams, Simon Johnston
  • Publication number: 20190231916
    Abstract: Articles can be provided with odor resistance by applying a dispersion of a halogenated heterocyclic N-halamine in an inert liquid carrier onto the surface of the article and allowing the inert liquid carrier to penetrate into it. The N-halamine accordingly becomes deposited on the surface of the article after the inert liquid carrier penetrates into the article. This method can be used to provide odor resistance to a variety of substrates, including garbage bags. It can also be used to deposit other functional particulates onto the surface of substrates having sufficient porosity to take up the vehicle. For instance, such functional particles can be oxidants that display antimicrobial and/or enzyme inhibitory efficacy or particles having toxin interaction potentials through oxidative degradation or adsorption of toxic substances in air and/or water, such as fluoride uptake by metal oxide microparticles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: OXISCIENCE, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey F. Williams, Simon Johnston
  • Patent number: 10330369
    Abstract: A refrigerated merchandiser including a case defining a product display area supporting product and an evaporator disposed in an air passageway in fluid communication with the product display area via an outlet to direct a refrigerated airflow into the product display area. The merchandiser also includes a control system in communication with and programmed to control the refrigeration system so that the product display area is maintained within a predetermined temperature range. The control system also varies the temperature of the refrigerated airflow through the outlet above an airflow temperature threshold between about 35 degrees Fahrenheit and 41 degrees Fahrenheit at least once during a predetermined time period to avoid formation of frost on the evaporator while maintaining the product display area within the predetermined temperature range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Hussmann Corporation
    Inventors: Brian J. Rees, Simon A. Johnston, Derek R. Lea
  • Publication number: 20190033246
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electrochemical sensor for determining the presence or quantity (eg concentration) of an oxidant of interest in an aqueous solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: PALINTEST LIMITED
    Inventors: Simon JOHNSTON, Stephen William BIRCH
  • Patent number: 10131731
    Abstract: The subject invention discloses curable polymeric N-halamine precursors which are useful for forming an antimicrobial surface coating on an object or article of manufacture. The present invention more specifically reveals a cross-linkable, water soluble polymer which is particularly useful for coating substrates and which can be activated to provide such substrates with antimicrobial and/or odor reducing characteristics, said cross-linkable polymer being comprised of amine, amide, or imide group containing repeat units and epoxide or methylol group containing repeat units, wherein the ratio of amine, amide or imide group containing repeat units to epoxide or methylol group containing repeat units is at least 2:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: OxiScience LLC
    Inventors: Zhengbing Cao, Xinbo Sun, Simon Johnston
  • Publication number: 20180325076
    Abstract: The present invention includes multifunctional compositions, methods and binding systems to provide disinfecting and deodorizing coatings for hard and soft surfaces, inorganic and organic solid surfaces and particulate media and other related substrates, including human and animal skin and skin lesions; to provide neutralizing functions for malodors generated by both human, animal and industrial fluids and solid wastes; and to provide neutralizing and degrading functions for nuisance and noxious chemicals. The present invention provides compositions and methods for producing disinfecting, oxidizing and enzyme-inhibiting fluids enabling preparation of durable, stable biocidal and deodorizing coatings and media which can be widely used for biological agent control, prevention and elimination of odors, and degradation of noxious agents susceptible to chemical oxidation, and which take forms that are inoffensive to users and offer high convenience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: OXISCIENCE, LLC
    Inventors: Zhengbing Cao, Xinbo Sun, Simon Johnston, Jeffrey F. Williams
  • Publication number: 20180216870
    Abstract: A refrigerated merchandiser including a case defining a product display area supporting product and an evaporator disposed in an air passageway in fluid communication with the product display area via an outlet to direct a refrigerated airflow into the product display area. The merchandiser also includes a control system in communication with and programmed to control the refrigeration system so that the product display area is maintained within a predetermined temperature range. The control system also varies the temperature of the refrigerated airflow through the outlet above an airflow temperature threshold between about 35 degrees Fahrenheit and 41 degrees Fahrenheit at least once during a predetermined time period to avoid formation of frost on the evaporator while maintaining the product display area within the predetermined temperature range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Brian J. Rees, Simon A. Johnston, Derek R. Lea
  • Patent number: 10028482
    Abstract: The present invention includes multifunctional compositions, methods and binding systems to provide disinfecting and deodorizing coatings for hard and soft surfaces, inorganic and organic solid surfaces and particulate media and other related substrates, including human and animal skin and skin lesions; to provide neutralizing functions for malodors generated by both human, animal and industrial fluids and solid wastes; and to provide neutralizing and degrading functions for nuisance and noxious chemicals. The present invention provides compositions and methods for producing disinfecting, oxidizing and enzyme-inhibiting fluids enabling preparation of durable, stable biocidal and deodorizing coatings and media which can be widely used for biological agent control, prevention and elimination of odors, and degradation of noxious agents susceptible to chemical oxidation, and which take forms that are inoffensive to users and offer high convenience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: OxiScience LLC
    Inventors: Zhengbing Cao, Xinbo Sun, Simon Johnston, Jeffrey F. Williams
  • Publication number: 20180200399
    Abstract: Articles can be provided with odor resistance by applying a dispersion of a halogenated heterocyclic N-halamine in an inert liquid carrier onto the surface of the article and allowing the inert liquid carrier to penetrate into it. The N-halamine accordingly becomes deposited on the surface of the article after the inert liquid carrier penetrates into the article. This method can be used to provide odor resistance to a variety of substrates, including garbage bags. It can also be used to deposit other functional particulates onto the surface of substrates having sufficient porosity to take up the vehicle. For instance, such functional particles can be oxidants that display antimicrobial and/or enzyme inhibitory efficacy or particles having toxin interaction potentials through oxidative degradation or adsorption of toxic substances in air and/or water, such as fluoride uptake by metal oxide microparticles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: OXISCIENCE, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey F. Williams, Simon Johnston
  • Patent number: 9964350
    Abstract: A refrigerated merchandiser including a case defining a product display area supporting product and an evaporator disposed in an air passageway in fluid communication with the product display area via an outlet to direct a refrigerated airflow into the product display area. The merchandiser also includes a control system in communication with and programmed to control the refrigeration system so that the product display area is maintained within a predetermined temperature range. The control system also varies the temperature of the refrigerated airflow through the outlet above an airflow temperature threshold between about 35 degrees Fahrenheit and 41 degrees Fahrenheit at least once during a predetermined time period to avoid formation of frost on the evaporator while maintaining the product display area within the predetermined temperature range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Hussmann Corporation
    Inventors: Brian J. Rees, Simon A. Johnston, Derek R. Lea
  • Patent number: 9700040
    Abstract: The invention relates to polymeric systems for stabilizing, storing and delivering hypohalide salts. One system consists of material coated with two layers: one prepared from polyethylene glycol epoxide and melamine solution and second prepared from inorganic hypohalide salt solution. The material can be fabric, cotton, bamboo, cellulosic materials, blend of cellulosic and synthetic fibers. Antimicrobial materials comprising this system are also described. Another system consists of material containing pre-formed spaces coated with water-polyethylene glycol solution of hypohalide salt and encapsulated by film forming polymer. Hypohalide salts within both systems are in some cases storage stable for at least three months.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: The University of South Dakota
    Inventors: Yuyu Sun, Zhengbing Cao, Simon Johnston
  • Publication number: 20170153217
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a water sample analysis kit for determining the presence or amount (eg concentration) of multiple chemical analytes in a water sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Applicant: Palintest Limited
    Inventor: Simon JOHNSTON