Patents by Inventor Timothy J. Johnson

Timothy J. 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).

  • Patent number: 11452539
    Abstract: An ultrasonic instrument includes a body, an actuation assembly, a shaft assembly, and an end effector. The actuation assembly includes an activation member that is operable to move in a first direction to select a mode of operation. The shaft assembly extends distally from the body and includes an acoustic waveguide. The end effector includes an ultrasonic blade that is in acoustic communication with the acoustic waveguide. The activation member is operable to move in a second direction to activate the end effector in a mode of operation selected by movement of the activation member in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: John A. Hibner, Kevin L. Houser, David A. Monroe, David J. Cagle, Geoffrey S. Strobl, Timothy P. Lessek, Jeffrey L. Aldridge, Ryan M. Asher, Mary E. Mootoo, Eric B. Smith, Gregory W. Johnson, David M. Locke
  • Patent number: 11442020
    Abstract: An inspection system is described. The inspection system includes a camera and a housing. The housing contains a reflective dome. The reflective dome includes an apex and a viewport. The viewport is offset from the apex. The camera is mounted to capture light exiting the reflective dome through the viewport. And, a plurality of light sources are arranged about the reflective dome such that light output from the plurality of light sources enters the dome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Hutchinson Technology Incorporated
    Inventors: Matthew S. Lang, Timothy J. Maday, Dennis R. Johnson
  • Patent number: 11419626
    Abstract: Ultrasonic surgical instruments including a handle housing, a switch frame, and a switch assembly are disclosed. The switch assembly may include a first switch arrangement movably supported on a distal portion of the handle housing and selectively movable relative to a first switch contact supported by the switch frame. The switch assembly may further include a second switch arrangement including a right switch button movably supported on a right side of the handle housing and selectively movable relative to a right switch contact supported by the switch frame, and a left switch button movably supported on a left side of the handle housing and selectively movable relative to a left switch contact supported by the switch frame. The first and second switch arrangements may be configured to be selectively actuatable by a single hand supporting the handle housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Richard W. Timm, Daniel W. Price, Jeffery T. Kirk, Jose Domingo Vasquez, Timothy G. Dietz, Richard C. Smith, Ryan M. Asher, Jeffrey L. Aldridge, Craig T. Davis, Emron J. Henry, James W. Voegele, Gregory W. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20220231962
    Abstract: A network interface controller (NIC) capable of facilitating efficient data request management is provided. The NIC can be equipped with a command queue, a message chopping unit (MCU), and a traffic management logic block. During operation, the command queue can store a command issued via a host interface. The MCU can then determine a type of the command and a length of a response of the command. If the command is a data request, the traffic management logic block can determine whether the length of the response is within a threshold. If the length exceeds the threshold, the traffic management logic block can pace the command such that the response is within the threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Inventors: Abdulla M. Bataineh, Thomas Court, David Charles Hewson, Timothy J. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20220221235
    Abstract: A composite cooling film (100) comprises an antisoiling layer (160) secured to a first major surface of a reflective microporous layer (110). The reflective microporous layer (110) comprises a first fluoropolymer and is diffusely reflective of electromagnetic radiation over a majority of wavelengths in the range of 400 to 2500 nanometers. The antisoiling layer (160) has an outwardly facing antisoiling surface (162) opposite the micro-voided polymer film. An article (1100) comprising the composite cooling film (1112) secured to a substrate (1110) is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventors: Timothy J. Hebrink, Michelle M. Mok, Derek J. Dehn, Mary E. Johansen, Lon R. Johnson, Todd G. Pett, Moses M. David, James P. Burke, Vivian W. Jones, Haiyan Zhang
  • Publication number: 20220221627
    Abstract: A composite cooling film (100) comprises an ultraviolet-reflective multilayer optical film (120) and a reflective microporous layer (110) secured thereto. The ultraviolet-reflective multilayer optical film (120) hat is at least 50 percent reflective of ultraviolet radiation over a majority of the wavelength range of at least 340 but less than 400 nanometers. The reflective microporous layer (110) has a continuous phase comprising a nonfluorinated organic polymer and is diffusely reflective of solar radiation over a majority the wavelength range of 400 to 2500 nanometers, inclusive. The composite cooling film (100) has an average absorbance over the wavelength range 8-13 microns of at least 0.85. An article (1200) comprising the composite cooling film (100) adhered to a substrate (1210) is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventors: Timothy J. Hebrink, Michelle M. Mok, Derek J. Dehn, Mary E. Johansen, Lon R. Johnson, Todd G. Pett, Moses M. David, James P. Burke, Vivian W. Jones, Haiyan Zhang
  • Publication number: 20220217090
    Abstract: Data-driven intelligent networking systems and methods are provided. The system can accommodate dynamic traffic with fast, effective endpoint congestion detection and control. The system can maintain state information of individual packet flows, which can be set up or released dynamically based on injected data. Each flow can be provided with a flow-specific input queue upon arriving at a switch. Packets of a respective flow can be acknowledged after reaching the egress point of the network, and the acknowledgement packets can be sent back to the ingress point of the flow along the same data path. As a result, each switch can obtain state information of each flow and perform flow control on a per-flow basis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Inventors: Abdulla M. Bataineh, Timothy J. Johnson, Thomas L. Court, David Charles Hewson, Jonathan P. Beecroft, Joseph G. Kopnick
  • Publication number: 20220217096
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided to facilitate network egress fairness between applications. At an egress port of a network, an arbitrator can provide fairness-based traffic shaping to data associated with applications. The desired fairness-based traffic shaping can be provided based on bandwidth, traffic classes, or other parameters. Consequently, the egress link's bandwidth can be allocated with fairness among the applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Inventors: David Charles Hewson, Timothy J. Johnson, Abdulla M. Bataineh
  • Publication number: 20220217078
    Abstract: A data-driven intelligent networking system that can facilitate tracing of data flow packets is provided. The system add tracer packets to data flow packets arriving at an ingress point of the network. As the tracer packets progress through network in-band with the data flow packets, the system can copy, at each switch, trace data into pre-defined fields in the tracer packets. When the data flow packets arrive at an egress point of the network the system can separate the trace data from the data flow packet for analysis. Based on the analysis of the trace data, the system can adopt one or more policies to mitigate the impact of congestion on time-sensitive applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Inventors: Anthony Michael Ford, Timothy J. Johnson, Abdulla M. Bataineh
  • Patent number: 11380991
    Abstract: An electronically a steerable and switchable antenna array is provided that can produce a first beam with a first coverage range and a second beam with a second coverage range by selecting one of a first and a second beamwidth for both the first and second beams; in response to selecting the first beamwidth: switching signal inputs to narrow-beam antenna arrays; steering the first beam to one of a first positive, negative, or zero offset position; independently steering the second beam to one of a second positive, negative offset, or zero offset position; and transmitting signals received from the signal inputs via the first beam and the second beam; and in response to selecting the second beamwidth: switching signal inputs to wide-beam antenna arrays; and transmitting signals received from the signal inputs via the first beam and the second beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred J. Anderson, Danielle N. Bane, John M. Blosco, Paul J. Stager, Daniel N. Johnson, Timothy A. Frank, John M. Swartz
  • Publication number: 20220210094
    Abstract: A switch architecture for a data-driven intelligent networking system is provided. The system can accommodate dynamic traffic with fast, effective congestion control. The system can maintain state information of individual packet flows, which can be set up or released dynamically based on injected data. Each flow can be provided with a flow-specific input queue upon arriving at a switch. Packets of a respective flow are acknowledged after reaching the egress point of the network, and the acknowledgement packets are sent back to the ingress point of the flow along the same data path. As a result, each switch can obtain state information of each flow and perform flow control on a per-flow basis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Abdulla M. Bataineh, Jonathan P. Beecroft, Thomas L. Court, Anthony M. Ford, Edwin L. Froese, David Charles Hewson, Joseph G. Kopnick, Andrew S. Kopser, Duncan Roweth, Gregory Faanes, Michael Higgins, Timothy J. Johnson, Trevor Jones, James Reinhard, Edward J. Turner, Steven L. Scott, Robert L. Alverson
  • Publication number: 20220197831
    Abstract: A network interface controller (NIC) capable of efficient memory access is provided. The NIC can be equipped with an operation logic block, a signaling logic block, and a tracking logic block. The operation logic block can maintain an operation group associated with packets requesting an operation on a memory segment of a host device of the NIC. The signaling logic block can determine whether a packet associated with the operation group has arrived at or departed from the NIC. Furthermore, the tracking logic block can determine that a request for releasing the memory segment has been issued. The tracking logic block can then determine whether at least one packet associated with the operation group is under processing in the NIC. If no packet associated with the operation group is under processing in the NIC, tracking logic block can notify the host device that the memory segment can be released.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Igor Gorodetsky, Hess M. Hodge, Timothy J. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20220200923
    Abstract: Systems and methods for dynamic buffer management in switches that facilitate a data-driven intelligent networking system are provided. The system can accommodate dynamic traffic with fast, effective congestion control while providing efficient use of internal input buffer space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Abdulla M. Bataineh, Timothy J. Johnson, Jonathan P. Beecroft
  • Publication number: 20220200897
    Abstract: A network interface controller (NIC) capable of efficient management of non-idempotent operations is provided. The NIC can be equipped with a network interface, storage management logic block, and an operation management logic block. During operation, the network interface can receive a request for an operation from a remote device. The storage management logic block can store, in a local data structure, outcome of operations executed by the NIC. The operation management logic block can determine whether the NIC has previously executed the operation. If the NIC has previously executed the operation, the operation management logic block can obtain an outcome of the operation from the data structure and generate a response comprising the obtained outcome for responding to the request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Duncan Roweth, Robert L. Alverson, Albert Cheng, Timothy J. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20220022775
    Abstract: Embodiments of a sizing device that can be used to measure the size of airways lumens, such as those connected to lungs. The sizing device can have different expandable elements in order to accurately and consistently measure the particular dimensions of a lumen. In some embodiments, markings viewable by a user can be used to determine the particular size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Inventors: Timothy J. Johnson, Brandon James Shuman, David H. Dillard
  • Patent number: 9884514
    Abstract: A floor brake assembly for an article of furniture includes a base adapted to be affixed to an article of furniture, a plunger having a brake pad at a plunger first end and movable between a first position where the brake pad engages a floor and a second position where the brake pad is free of the floor, a pivot arm rotatably mounted to the base, a first activation arm pivotally mounted to the base, and a second activation arm pivotally mounted to the base. The pivot arm is rotated between a braking position and an unbraking position to cause the plunger to move between the first and second positions by way of the first and second activation arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Sauder Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: Timothy J. Johnson, Steven Stieglitz, Martin J. Krause, Jr., Anthony J. Warncke
  • Publication number: 20170181665
    Abstract: Embodiments of a simulated valve device can be used to determine whether a valve device would fit within a particular airway. The simulated valve device can include a shaft having at least one strut extending radially therefrom. The strut and at least part of the shaft can be surrounded by a membrane for viewing through a bronchoscope. In some embodiments, the membrane can include markings for viewing by a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicant: Spiration, Inc. d.b.a. Olympus Respiratory America
    Inventor: Timothy J. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20170181666
    Abstract: Devices and methods for measuring size of airways to lung are disclosed. A light-based endoluminal sizing device can comprise a centering tool, a light source, and a marker. A size of an airway can be approximated or determined based on a distance between the marker and the light source when light from the light source intersects the marker at an interface between the marker and the airway wall. In some cases, the size of the airway can be approximated from observing an intersection between a light pattern and the airway wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicant: Spiration, Inc. d.b.a. Olympus Respiratory America
    Inventor: Timothy J. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20170172461
    Abstract: Embodiments of a sizing device that can be used to measure the size of airways lumens, such as those connected to lungs. The sizing device can have different expandable elements in order to accurately and consistently measure the particular dimensions of a lumen. In some embodiments, markings viewable by a user can be used to determine the particular size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: Spiration, Inc. d.b.a. Olympus Respiratory America
    Inventors: Timothy J. Johnson, Brandon James Shuman, David H. Dillard
  • Publication number: 20170172722
    Abstract: Devices and methods for occluding airways in at least one direction are disclosed. In some cases, the devices include anchoring mechanisms configured to keep an operative portion of the device (e.g., a valve) in position along a length of a lumen in which the device is deployed. The anchoring mechanisms can include anchors configured to settle into the lumen walls with little or no axial movement of the operative portion of the device. In some embodiments, the anchoring mechanisms include a secondary set of anchors configured to engage with the lumen wall to reduce, inhibit, or prevent axial movement of the operative portion of the device when the primary anchors settle into the walls of the lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: Spiration, Inc. d.b.a. Olympus Respiratory America
    Inventors: David H. Dillard, Timothy J. Johnson, Brandon James Shuman, Jean-Martin Baillargeon, Lisa Lauer