Patents by Inventor Steven A. Johnson

Steven 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).

  • Publication number: 20240210576
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed that enhance the yield and speed of emission and control the spectral and angular emission of light emitted by materials under irradiation by high-energy particles through a process known as scintillation. In each case, a photonic structure (of nano- or micron-scale feature sizes) is integrated with a scintillating material, and the photonic structure enhances the yield or controls the spectrum of the material. Various embodiments of this technology and practical demonstrations are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2022
    Publication date: June 27, 2024
    Inventors: John Joannopoulos, Steven Johnson, Marin Soljacic, Steven Kooi, Justin Beroz, Ido Kaminer, Nicholas Rivera, Yi Yang, Charles Roques-Carmes, Ali Ghorashi, Zin Lin, Nicolas Romeo
  • Patent number: 12015258
    Abstract: An electrical box assembly and cable connector are provided. The cable connector includes a connector housing and a cable retaining member that releasably secures an electrical cable within the connector housing. The electrical box assembly includes an electrical box and a cable connector. The electrical box assembly may also include a box separator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Krzysztof Korcz, Steven Johnson
  • Patent number: 12005387
    Abstract: A filter system includes a tube sheet defining a plurality of holes in fluid communication with a plurality of filter bags. The system also includes a rotating assembly having an arm defining one or more outlets to provide pressurized air from an air source toward the tube sheet in response to pulsing one or more actuators. A motor is operably coupled to the stationary assembly and the rotating assembly to rotate the arm about an axis at a preset rotational speed. A controller is operably coupled to the motor and the one or more actuators to provide pulse commands based on a pulse interval and a jog interval. The pulse interval and the jog interval may be determined based on a measured rotational speed of the arm, which may be redetermined during operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephan A. Graham, Steven A. Johnson
  • Patent number: 11975666
    Abstract: A seat device for a vehicle includes: a support member detachably attached to a floor of the vehicle; an occupant seat movably supported by the support member and provided with an electrical component; and a wireless power supply mechanism configured to supply electric power to the electrical component. The wireless power supply mechanism includes a power transmitting unit attached to the floor, and a power receiving unit attached to the support member so as to face the power transmitting unit and configured to receive the electric power wirelessly from the power transmitting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: TS TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chase Hemmelgarn, Steven Johnson
  • Publication number: 20240123283
    Abstract: A nonlinear radar system includes a first antenna configured to generate and emit an incident signal having a first frequency, a transponder tag attached to an existing portable object, wherein the transponder tag includes an electromagnetic nonlinear element configured to be detected by the incident signal. Upon being detected by the incident signal, the transponder tag is configured to transmit a reflected return harmonic signal having a second frequency different from the first frequency, wherein the reflected return harmonic signal is an on-off keying (OOK) signal. A second antenna is configured to receive the reflected return harmonic signal having the second frequency. The transponder tag includes a conductive layer in electrical communication with the electromagnetic nonlinear element including a Schottky diode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2023
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Applicants: BALLOCATOR LLC, Texas Tech University System
    Inventors: Dan Fazzini, Robert B. Fazzini, Steven Johnson, Changzhi Li, Vishal Gajendrarao Yadav, Emmanuel Camacho, Rhyse James Ishmael Joseph, Leya Zeng
  • Publication number: 20240115983
    Abstract: Air filter systems, filter bag assemblies, filter bags and corresponding methods are described herein. Air filter systems, filter bag assemblies, filter bags and corresponding methods are described herein. The filter bag assemblies include a flange assembly, a cage attached to the flange assembly, and a filter bag installed over the cage with an opening at the flange assembly. When installed in the dirty air chamber of the air filter system, a seal between the flange assembly and the tubesheet defining the dirty air chamber is provided by applying a seal force on the end of the filter bag assembly located proximate the access panel on the side of the dirty air chamber opposite the tubesheet. That seal force is transmitted to the flange assembly through the cage. The tubular filter bags may be in the form of triangular bags and/or may include bag support connectors at the closed end of the bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Inventors: Steven A. Johnson, Gabriel J. Safarian, David V. Gutman, David L. Van Eylen, Benny J.B. Mombaerts, Eric W.E. Collin, Iman Vezvaei
  • Patent number: 11928659
    Abstract: A document handler system and method includes timed operation functionality in which the manufacturer of the document handler may input coded information in the document handler to establish a timed operation of the document handler which may be contingent on continued payments for use of the document handler. Alternatively, or in addition, the timed operation may be used to establish an appropriate warranty period during which the manufacturer is obligated to provide repairs, modification and/or support for the document handler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: JCM American Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Henderson, Bryan Allen Wilcutt, Mark Adams, David Christopher Kubajak, Steven Johnson
  • Publication number: 20240047067
    Abstract: A diagnostic system to aid in diagnosing conditions underneath a subject's skin that predict intravascular device failure is provided. The diagnostic system includes an ultrasound unit that uses ultrasonic energy to obtain images underneath the subject's skin surrounding the insertion site of an intravascular device. The ultrasound unit is in electronic communication with a computing device that collects and stores data generated by the ultrasound unit. The computing device utilizes machine learning or artificial intelligence techniques to identify conditions underneath the subject's skin that predict intravascular device failure, and through a user interface, indicates to the user that subcutaneous conditions predictive of intravascular device failure are present.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2023
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Applicant: A Little Cold Gel, LLC
    Inventors: Amit Bahl, Steven Johnson
  • Patent number: 11892537
    Abstract: A nonlinear radar system includes a handheld unit including a display screen, a first antenna configured to generate and emit an incident signal having a first frequency, and a second antenna configured to receive a reflected return harmonic signal having a second frequency, as well as a transponder tag is attached to an existing golf ball. Such a transponder tag is in communication with and responsive to the handheld unit, and includes an electromagnetic nonlinear element configured to be detected by the incident signal without the need for a line of sight. Upon being detected by the incident signal, the transponder tag is configured to transmit the reflected return harmonic signal having the second frequency different from the first frequency. The transponder tag is passive and does not require a power source other than incident radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignees: Ballocalor LLC, Texas Tech University System
    Inventors: Dan Fazzini, Robert B. Fazzini, Steven Johnson, Changzhi Li, Vishal Gajendrarao Yadav, Emmanuel Camacho, Rhyse James Ishmael Joseph, Leya Zeng
  • Patent number: 11890979
    Abstract: The load applied to a connecting member that connects a second horizontal shaft to a base member in a headrest for a vehicle is reduced. The headrest comprises a pillar member including a right and a left vertical shaft extending upward from an upper part of a seat back, a right and a left first horizontal shaft extending forward from upper ends of the respective vertical shafts, each first horizontal shaft including a curved section, and a second horizontal shaft extending laterally between front parts of the first horizontal shafts, a base member including a base vertical portion extending vertically ahead of the vertical shafts, a base upper portion extending rearward from an upper end of the base vertical portion, and a right and a left first hole formed in the base upper portion to have the respective curved sections or the respective vertical shafts passed therethrough, a connecting member pivotably connecting the base upper portion to the second horizontal shaft, and a pad supported by the base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: TS TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Steven Johnson, Jacob Williams, James Denlinger, Dinesh Hadadare, Adam Greening, Chase Hemmelgarn, Peter Schupska, Ryan Buffington, Jason Christopher, David Saintignon
  • Patent number: 11883763
    Abstract: Air filter systems, filter bag assemblies, filter bags and corresponding methods are described herein. The filter bag assemblies include a flange assembly, a cage attached to the flange assembly, and a filter bag installed over the cage with an opening at the flange assembly. When installed in the dirty air chamber of the air filter system, a seal between the flange assembly and the tubesheet defining the dirty air chamber is provided by applying a seal force on the end of the filter bag assembly located proximate the access panel on the side of the dirty air chamber opposite the tubesheet. That seal force is transmitted to the flange assembly through the cage. The tubular filter bags may be in the form of triangular bags and/or may include bag support connectors at the closed end of the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven A. Johnson, Gabriel J. Safarian, David V. Gutman, David L. Van Eylen, Benny J. B. Mombaerts, Eric W. E. Collin, Iman Vezvaei
  • Publication number: 20230406831
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to compounds and methods of killing or inhibiting the growth of bacteria by disrupting chaperonin-mediated refolding of proteins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2021
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Inventors: Steven JOHNSON, Eli CHAPMAN
  • Publication number: 20230378732
    Abstract: A protective cover for an electrical device for use during construction includes a front wall, a pair of end walls, and a pair of side walls. The end walls extend from opposite sides of the front wall. The side walls extend from opposite sides of the front wall. The front wall, the end walls, and the side walls define a cavity configured to enclose an electrical device. The cover can be placed over the device during construction to limit the ingress of debris.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2023
    Publication date: November 23, 2023
    Inventors: Krzysztof Korcz, Steven Johnson
  • Patent number: 11791049
    Abstract: A diagnostic system to aid in diagnosing conditions underneath a subject's skin that predict intravascular device failure is provided. The diagnostic system includes an ultrasound unit that uses ultrasonic energy to obtain images underneath the subject's skin surrounding the insertion site of an intravascular device. The ultrasound unit is in electronic communication with a computing device that collects and stores data generated by the ultrasound unit. The computing device utilizes machine learning or artificial intelligence techniques to identify conditions underneath the subject's skin that predict intravascular device failure, and through a user interface, indicates to the user that subcutaneous conditions predictive of intravascular device failure are present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: A Little Cold Gel, LLC
    Inventors: Amit Bahl, Steven Johnson
  • Publication number: 20230295136
    Abstract: Novel compounds and methods of killing or inhibiting the growth of bacteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2023
    Publication date: September 21, 2023
    Inventors: Steven Johnson, Eli Chapman
  • Patent number: 11742644
    Abstract: A protective cover for an electrical device for use during construction includes a front wall, a pair of end walls, and a pair of side walls. The end walls extend from opposite sides of the front wall. The side walls extend from opposite sides of the front wall. The front wall, the end walls, and the side walls define a cavity configured to enclose an electrical device. The cover can be placed over the device during construction to limit the ingress of debris.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Krzysztof Korcz, Steven Johnson
  • Publication number: 20230260039
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method executed by at least one processor includes steps of communicating over a computer network a plurality of inputs to a pension risk transfer pricing service, the plurality of inputs including pension plan census data, applying by the pension risk transfer pricing service a computer-implemented pension risk transfer model for generating pension risk transfer pricing, and providing through the pension risk transfer pricing service a user interface for interacting with a user by communicating the pension risk transfer pricing and investments to the user and the user interface configured such that the user is able to strike the pension risk transfer at the pension risk transfer pricing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2022
    Publication date: August 17, 2023
    Applicant: PRINCIPAL FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Abby Lynn Neill, Alex Michael Vander Stoep, Justin Sell, Clark Blackford, Michelle Rosel, Christopher Steven Johnson, Timothy Andrew Lewis, Joseph William McCarty, Michael E. Clark, Sumit Kundu, Barry Freiman, Justina Loeb, Chelsie Modlin
  • Publication number: 20230191303
    Abstract: Filter systems with filter bag assemblies including filter bags with gaskets configured to form radial seals, as well as corresponding methods of assembling and using the same, are described herein. The filter systems, filter bag assemblies, and filter bags with gaskets may be used in filter systems to remove particulate matter from air or other gases. Methods of using the filter systems and methods of assembling the filter bags on filter service cages in the filter bag assemblies are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2022
    Publication date: June 22, 2023
    Inventors: Stephan A. Graham, Mathijs Verstraete, David V. Gutman, Massimo Movia, Bart Catoor, Gert Proost, Gabriel J. Safarian, Steven A. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20230198238
    Abstract: An electrical box assembly and cable connector are provided. The cable connector includes a connector housing and a cable retaining member that releasably secures an electrical cable within the connector housing. The electrical box assembly includes an electrical box and a cable connector. The electrical box assembly may also include a box separator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2023
    Publication date: June 22, 2023
    Inventors: Krzysztof KORCZ, Steven JOHNSON
  • Patent number: D993929
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Krzysztof Korcz, Steven Johnson