Patents by Inventor Tara Johnson

Tara 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: 20180160829
    Abstract: An embodiment in accordance with the present invention is directed to a spill-proof cup. The cup includes an innovative mechanisms to allow for a completely spill-proof and ergonomic cup. The cup functions in the same manner as a regular cup. In some embodiments the spill-proof feature of the cup is facilitated by a weight that will fall down when the cup is tilted. In other embodiments, chambers are filled with liquid to control flow and only allow the user a volume of one sip of liquid at a time. As a result of these specialized embodiments, the cup does not consume electricity, is safe to use, and costs little both to make and to purchase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Yu Xu, Nathaniel J. Leon, Tara Johnson, Alexander De La Vega
  • Publication number: 20180140453
    Abstract: An embodiment in accordance with the present invention provides an orthotic device that provides a physical barrier between the thighs of the user. The orthotic device provides a physical barrier that separates the legs in order to minimize and prevent scissoring gait. The orthotic device includes specially designed blocks. The blocks separate the legs, fit comfortably against the legs, and slide back and forth against one another during the gait cycle to allow for walking movement. The blocks can be secured to the legs with straps. The straps can be exchangeable, so that a user can change them to match clothing or other color preferences. The orthotic device is useable in both indoor and outdoor settings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: Yu Xu, Kevin Z. Xin, Kaiyuan Wang, Robert Allen, Jacob Schick, Tara Johnson, Andie Seabrooke, Pooja U. Nair, Najwa Faqih, Ana Ainechi, Michael Ruiz, Nathaniel J. Leon
  • Patent number: 9614750
    Abstract: Described is a method for improving both the bandwidth efficiency and bit rate of data streams flowing through binary tree networks. In an embodiment, the invention provides a method for efficiently utilizing end-consumer computers possessing a variety of upstream bandwidth capabilities to deliver online streaming video in a distributed manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Inventors: Mike O'Neal, Joel Francis, Tara Johnson, Ben Stroud, Landon Wright
  • Publication number: 20150295814
    Abstract: Described is a method for improving both the bandwidth efficiency and bit rate of data streams flowing through binary tree networks. In an embodiment, the invention provides a method for efficiently utilizing end-consumer computers possessing a variety of upstream bandwidth capabilities to deliver online streaming video in a distributed manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Applicant: Network Foundation Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mike O'Neal, Joel Francis, Tara Johnson, Ben Stroud, Landon Wright
  • Patent number: 8892770
    Abstract: Described is a method for improving both the bandwidth efficiency and bit rate of data streams flowing through binary tree networks. In an embodiment, the invention provides a method for efficiently utilizing end-consumer computers possessing a variety of upstream bandwidth capabilities to deliver online streaming video in a distributed manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Network Foundation Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mike O'Neal, Joel Francis, Tara Johnson, Ben Stroud, Landon Wright
  • Publication number: 20120215940
    Abstract: Described is a method for improving both the bandwidth efficiency and bit rate of data streams flowing through binary tree networks. In an embodiment, the invention provides a method for efficiently utilizing end-consumer computers possessing a variety of upstream bandwidth capabilities to deliver online streaming video in a distributed manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: Network Foundation Technologies
    Inventors: Mike O'Neal, Joel Francis, Tara Johnson, Ben Stroud, Landon Wright
  • Patent number: 8197259
    Abstract: Maternal and fetal birthing simulators are disclosed. The maternal simulator has a rotatable pelvis, legs articulated at the hip and knee joints, and a deformable covering that simulates the feel of the skin and underlying tissues. The fetal simulator has an extensible neck, a movable head, movable clavicles, and arms articulated at the shoulder and elbow joints, and may include sensors to measure spinal extension, head rotation, applied traction force, and brachial plexus displacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Birth Injury Prevention, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Allen, Edith Gurewitsch, Tara Johnson, Vanessa LaPointe
  • Patent number: 8103750
    Abstract: Described is a method for improving both the bandwidth efficiency and bit rate of data streams flowing through binary tree networks. In an embodiment, the invention provides a method for efficiently utilizing end-consumer computers possessing a variety of upstream bandwidth capabilities to deliver online streaming video in a distributed manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Network Foundation Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mike O'Neal, Joel Francis, Tara Johnson, Ben Stroud, Landon Wright
  • Publication number: 20100086906
    Abstract: Maternal and fetal birthing simulators are disclosed. The maternal simulator has a rotatable pelvis, legs articulated at the hip and knee joints, and a deformable covering that simulates the feel of the skin and underlying tissues. The fetal simulator has an extensible neck, a movable head, movable clavicles, and arms articulated at the shoulder and elbow joints, and may include sensors to measure spinal extension, head rotation, applied traction force, and brachial plexus displacement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Applicant: BIRTH INJURY PREVENTION, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Allen, Edith Gurewitsch, Tara Johnson, Vanessa LaPointe
  • Publication number: 20100077104
    Abstract: Described is a method for improving both the bandwidth efficiency and bit rate of data streams flowing through binary tree networks. In an embodiment, the invention provides a method for efficiently utilizing end-consumer computers possessing a variety of upstream bandwidth capabilities to deliver online streaming video in a distributed manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Applicant: Network Foundation Technologies
    Inventors: Mike O'Neal, Joel Francis, Tara Johnson, Ben Stroud, Landon Wright
  • Patent number: 7632100
    Abstract: A brachial plexus simulator is disclosed. The brachial plexus simulator comprises a head, a spinal assembly, and a simulated brachial plexus. The head may be weighted to a biofidelic weight and may include a tilt sensor. The spinal assembly comprises a simulated spine mounted for extension. The simulated brachial plexus comprises a network of nerve tubing that is attached relative to the simulated spine at appropriate points so as to mimic the connectivity, shape, and compliance of the brachial plexus. The nerve tubing may be filled with a fluid material whose resistance or other electrical properties change with its length, such as mercury. Maternal and fetal birthing simulators are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: Birth Injury Prevention, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Allen, Edith Gurewitsch, Tara Johnson, Vanessa LaPointe
  • Publication number: 20070172804
    Abstract: Maternal and fetal birthing simulators are disclosed. The maternal simulator has a rotatable pelvis, legs articulated at the hip and knee joints, and a deformable covering that simulates the feel of the skin and underlying tissues. The maternal birthing simulator may optionally be used with a pressure-based uterine propulsive system. The fetal simulator has an extensible spine, a movable head, movable clavicles, and arms articulated at the shoulder and elbow joints, and may include sensors to measure spinal extension, head rotation, applied traction force, and brachial plexus displacement. Fetal brachial plexus strain simulators and simulation methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2007
    Publication date: July 26, 2007
    Inventors: Robert Allen, Edith Gurewitsch, Tara Johnson, Vanessa LaPointe
  • Patent number: D542945
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2007
    Inventor: Tara Johnson