Patents by Inventor W. Johnson

W. 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: 10315185
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a material comprising a functionalized solid support surface, wherein the functionalization comprises a thioalkylene linker bound to the support surface and the thioalkylene linker is coupled to a moiety derived from a ligand, wherein the ligand includes a terminal alkenyl and at least one first functional group configured to bind to at least one predetermined target species.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignees: University of Oregon, Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Kara Nell, Darren W. Johnson, Jonathan Pittman, Wilaiwan Chouyyok, Raymond Shane Addleman, Marvin G. Warner
  • Patent number: 10317918
    Abstract: A thermal bypass valve includes a housing defining a bore along a longitudinal axis and having two inlet ports and two outlet ports; a cap disposed within the bore; a shuttle disposed within the bore and reversibly translatable towards and away from the cap along the longitudinal axis between a first fill position, a cooling position, and a bypass position; and an actuator configured for translating the shuttle along the longitudinal axis between the cooling position and the bypass position. The actuator is formed from a shape memory alloy and is transitionable between a first state and a second state in response to a temperature of the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignees: GM Global Technology Operations LLC., Dynalloy, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiujie Gao, Kevin B. Rober, Marco A. Lopes, Nancy L. Johnson, Anthony L. Smith, Nicholas W. Pinto, Richard J. Skurkis, Tyler P. Ownby
  • Patent number: 10320034
    Abstract: A modular power system is configured to supply configurable power to a load. The system includes battery submodules, each having at least one submodule circuit that is configured to replaceably connect one or more of a plurality of battery cells to a submodule positive bus and a submodule negative bus. The system further includes a power output that is in operable connection with each of the one or more battery submodules. The power output is configured to receive electrical power transmission from one or more of the plurality of battery cells, via the one or more battery submodules. The power output is further configured to transmit electrical power to the load. The system further includes a configuration circuit configured to interconnect each of the one or more battery submodules, operably connect the one or more battery submodules to the power output, and reconfigure characteristics of electrical power output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Dean Sherwin Hallmark, Larry Alan Foy, Patrick W. Johnson, Charles Tracy Compton
  • Publication number: 20190174240
    Abstract: In embodiments of the invention, the invention comprises a light tip cable including a cartridge assembly affixed to a medial end of the cable, the cartridge assembly including an emitter housing where the emitter housing includes an opening at a medial end of the housing and a flange at a lateral end of the housing. In embodiments of the invention, the cartridge assembly includes a light emitting element in the housing extending to the opening, retention features covering at least a portion of the housing, including the flange, the retention features comprising a lateral face and a lobe and at least one load bearing strand extending from the cable to the emitter; and electrical connectors extending from the cable to the light emitting element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Eric B. JOHNSON, Vincent W. Ku, Patricia Ho, Ryan Lane-Lutter, Daniel K. Hallock
  • Publication number: 20190171003
    Abstract: A hybrid LIDAR system 100 includes a flash-based LIDAR detector array. A broad laser emitter is operatively connected to the LIDAR detector array for flash-based LIDAR sensing. A first beam steering mechanism is operatively connected with the broad laser emitter for scanning a scene with a broad beam from the broad laser emitter. A second beam steering mechanism is operatively connected with the LIDAR detector array for directing returns of the broad beam from the scene to the LIDAR detector array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Scott W. Ramsey, Jonathan C. Jarok, James B. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10307351
    Abstract: Substrates having formulations disposed thereon, wherein the formulations have improved transfer rates from the substrate to skin, are disclosed herein. More particularly, the formulations can be applied to nonwoven, particularly elastomeric substrates, as well as tissue paper, and can be easily and efficiently transferred from the substrate to the skin of a user upon intimate contact thereto. Laminated articles using one or more of the substrates having the formulations disposed thereon are further disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Stacy Averic Mundschau, Scott W. Wenzel, Lisa Ann Flugge-Berendes, Jonathan Kyle Arendt, Kroy Donald Johnson, Bernard J. Minerath
  • Patent number: 10310879
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention sets forth a primary processing unit, a secondary processing unit coupled to the primary processing unit and accessible via a plurality of channels and a plurality of guest virtual machines executing on the primary processing unit. Each guest virtual machine includes a driver associated with the secondary processing unit, and a privileged virtual machine executing on the primary processing unit and configured to allocate a different set of channels of the plurality of channels to each of the drivers included in the guest virtual machines, where a first set of channels allocated to a first driver enables the first driver to access the secondary processing unit without conflicting with any of the other and with minimal performance overhead by directly accessing the secondary processing unit channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: NVIDIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: William J. Earl, Kevin J. Kranzusch, Satya Kiran Popuri, Christopher W. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20190159562
    Abstract: A protective enclosure for an electronic device includes a structural member and a cushioning member permanently attached to the structural member. The structural member has a back portion with an inner surface and an outer surface. The structural member includes a cavity configured to extend between the inner surface of the back portion and the installed electronic device. The cushioning member has a top section configured to be in direct contact with and cover at least a portion of a front surface of the installed electronic device, a bottom section configured to be in direct contact with and cover at least a portion of the back surface of the installed electronic device, and one or more side sections each configured to cover a respective side of the plurality of side surfaces of the installed electronic device. The bottom section of the cushioning member at least partially bounds the first cavity of the structural member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: NATHAN NORTHRUP, KEVIN W. WITTER, JAMES M. PRESTIEN, DAVID C. RUSSELL, ERIKA E. JOHNSON, MATTHEW S. KRAJEC
  • Publication number: 20190163980
    Abstract: In some examples, an optically active article includes a retroreflective substrate; and at least one security element disposed at the retroreflective substrate; an article message disposed at the retroreflective substrate, and wherein the at least one security element comprises validation information that is detectable outside a visible light spectrum, and wherein a combination of the article message and the validation information of the at least one security element indicates whether the optically active article is counterfeit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Justin M. JOHNSON, James W. HOWARD, James B. SNYDER, Kui CHEN-HO, Suman K. PATEL, Travis L. POTTS, Carla H. BARNES, Tadesse G. NIGATU
  • Publication number: 20190159769
    Abstract: Various methods and devices are provided for allowing multiple surgical instruments to be inserted into sealing elements of a single surgical access device. The sealing elements can be movable along predefined pathways within the device to allow surgical instruments inserted through the sealing elements to be moved laterally, rotationally, angularly, and vertically relative to a central longitudinal axis of the device for ease of manipulation within a patient's body while maintaining insufflation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Mark S. Ortiz, David T. Martin, Matthew C. Miller, Mark J. Reese, Wells D. Haberstich, Carl Shurtleff, Charles J. Scheib, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jerome R. Morgan, Daniel H. Duke, Daniel J. Mumaw, Gregory W. Johnson, Kevin L. Houser
  • Publication number: 20190153234
    Abstract: A torch stinger apparatus may comprise one or more sets of plasma generating electrodes and at least one hydrocarbon injector contained within the electrodes. The electrodes may be concentric. The at least one hydrocarbon injector may be cooled. A method of making carbon particles using the apparatus is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: Monolith Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander F. HOERMANN, Roscoe W. TAYLOR, Christopher J.-P. CARDINAL, Peter L. JOHNSON, Ned J. HARDMAN, Robert J. HANSON
  • Publication number: 20190156472
    Abstract: A system and method for performing real-time quality inspection of objects is disclosed. The system and method include a transport to move objects being inspected, allowing the inspection to be performed in-line. At least one optical acquisition unit is provided that captured optical images of the objects being inspected. The captured optical images are matched to CAD models of objects, and the matched CAD model is extracted. A laser with an illumination light beam has a wavelength in the violet or ultraviolet range then conducts scans of the objects, which are formed into three-dimensional point clouds. The point clouds are compared to the extracted CAD models for each object, where CTF are compared to user input or CAD model information and the object is determined to be acceptable or defective based on the extent of deviation between the point cloud and the CAD model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: KODAK ALARIS INC.
    Inventors: Bruce A. LINK, Robert W. JOHNSON, Alexander C. LOUI, Jose Zvietcovich ZEGARRA, Erik GARCELL
  • Publication number: 20190151199
    Abstract: A bag assembly (100) capable of withstanding sterilization by gamma irradiation. The bag (100) includes two walls, each wall composed of at least one sheet (176, 178) of a fluoropolymer film, and a fitment (200). The first and second walls are attached to the fitment (200) along one edge (148) of the bag assembly (100) and sealed to each other along a perimeter (142, 144, 146, 147, 149) of the bag assembly (100).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Brenna BROSCH, Alex TOLLESON, Amy KOLAND, Michael J. SCHLEICHER, Michael W. JOHNSON, John A. LEYS
  • Publication number: 20190153485
    Abstract: An aspect of the present disclosure is a microbial cell that includes a genetic modification resulting in the expression of a deficient form of an endogenous dioxygenase, and a gene encoding an exogenous dioxygenase and a promoter sequence, where the endogenous dioxygenase includes PcaH and PcaG, the exogenous dioxygenase includes LigA and LigB, the microbial cell is capable of growth utilizing at least one of a cellulose decomposition molecule or a lignin decomposition molecule, and the microbial cell is capable of producing 2-hydroxy-2H-pyran-4,6-dicarboxylic acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Gregg Tyler BECKHAM, Christopher W. JOHNSON, Derek R. VARDON
  • Publication number: 20190158353
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for managing Internet of Things (IoT) network-connected devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Michael W. Johnson, Ryo Koyama, Michael John Sebastian Smith
  • Publication number: 20190145251
    Abstract: A system and method of hydraulic fracturing a geological formation in Earth's crust, including injecting fracing fluid through a wellbore into the geological formation, measuring pressure associated with the hydraulic fracturing, determining net stress of the geological formation from the hydraulic fracturing, and determining presence of complex shear fracturing or complex shear fractures correlative with the net stress.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Shear Frac Inc
    Inventor: Wesley W. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20190142643
    Abstract: An anisotropic wound drape for treating a wound on a patient includes a flexible sheet for placing over a tissue site. The flexible sheet includes a first isotropic zone, and a second isotropic zone. The first isotropic zone and the second isotropic zone are configured to provide the flexible sheet with anisotropic stretching properties. The anisotropic drape may used as part of a reduced-pressure wound treatment system. Other systems and methods are also presented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Richard Marvin KAZALA, JR., Justin Alexander LONG, Robert Peyton WILKES, Royce W. JOHNSON
  • Publication number: 20190147424
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to systems and methods for design and use of web-based applications for account management. Some aspects relate to design tools that enable the use of a virtual agent or avatar as part of an account collection or management web application. Some aspects relate to applications, utilities and tools for node-based web resource design.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew D. HILL, Scott L. McGREW, Casey F. UHRIG, Greg W. JOHNSON, Kyle J. NELSON, Thomas GILLESPIE
  • Patent number: 10289554
    Abstract: A processor implementing techniques to supporting fault information delivery is disclosed. In one embodiment, the processor includes a memory controller unit to access an enclave page cache (EPC) and a processor core coupled to the memory controller unit. The processor core to detect a fault associated with accessing the EPC and generate an error code associated with the fault. The error code reflects an EPC-related fault cause. The processor core is further to encode the error code into a data structure associated with the processor core. The data structure is for monitoring a hardware state related to the processor core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Rebekah M. Leslie-Hurd, Carlos V. Rozas, Francis X. Mckeen, Ilya Alexandrovich, Vedvyas Shanbhogue, Bin Xing, Mark W. Shanahan, Simon P. Johnson
  • Patent number: D848768
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason W. Johnson, Jennifer A. Theisen, Travis M. Poirier