Patents by Inventor Walter A. L. Johnson

Walter A. L. 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: 9888765
    Abstract: The retractable shelf system allows for the compartmentalization of storage container. The system is integrated into the interior space of the storage container and includes a plurality of shelving units distributed along the length of the storage container. Each shelving unit includes a first retractable shelf and a second retractable shelf. The first retractable shelf and the second retractable shelf each include a storage panel, a support beam, a hinge mechanism, and an at least one support leg. The support beam from each retractable shelf is mounted parallel and offset to each other within the storage container. The storage panel is mounted adjacent to the support beam by the hinge mechanism. The support leg is hingedly connected to a bottom surface of the support storage panel, opposite the support beam. The first retractable shelf and the second retractable shelf can be positioned into a retracted configuration and a functional configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Inventor: Walter L Johnson
  • Publication number: 20170096294
    Abstract: The retractable shelf system allows for the compartmentalization of storage container. The system is integrated into the interior space of the storage container and includes a plurality of shelving units distributed along the length of the storage container. Each shelving unit includes a first retractable shelf and a second retractable shelf. The first retractable shelf and the second retractable shelf each include a storage panel, a support beam, a hinge mechanism, and an at least one support leg. The support beam from each retractable shelf is mounted parallel and offset to each other within the storage container. The storage panel is mounted adjacent to the support beam by the hinge mechanism. The support leg is hingedly connected to a bottom surface of the support storage panel, opposite the support beam. The first retractable shelf and the second retractable shelf can be positioned into a retracted configuration and a functional configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Inventor: Walter L. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9198509
    Abstract: The retractable shelf system allows for the compartmentalization of storage container. The system is integrated into the interior space of the storage container and includes a plurality of shelving units distributed along the length of the storage container. Each of the plurality of shelving units includes a platform, a storage shelf, a first pulley support assembly, and a second pulley support assembly. The storage shelf and the platform are positioned coincident and parallel to each other. Each of the pulley support assemblies includes a retraction mechanism and a cable through which the storage shelf is tethered to the platform; the retraction mechanisms are adjacently mounted to the platform while the cables are tethered to the storage shelf. Additionally, a first stopper and a second stopper are attached to the walls of the storage container and provide vertical structural support. The system may be positioned in a functional or retracted configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Inventor: Walter L Johnson
  • Publication number: 20150210322
    Abstract: The retractable shelf system allows for the compartmentalization of storage container. The system is integrated into the interior space of the storage container and includes a plurality of shelving units distributed along the length of the storage container. Each of the plurality of shelving units includes a platform, a storage shelf, a first pulley support assembly, and a second pulley support assembly. The storage shelf and the platform are positioned coincident and parallel to each other. Each of the pulley support assemblies includes a retraction mechanism and a cable through which the storage shelf is tethered to the platform; the retraction mechanisms are adjacently mounted to the platform while the cables are tethered to the storage shelf. Additionally, a first stopper and a second stopper are attached to the walls of the storage container and provide vertical structural support. The system may be positioned in a functional or retracted configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Inventor: Walter L. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20080162452
    Abstract: A method and system for evaluating performance of a policy rule (101) includes a memory (406) and processor (404) adapted for accessing at least one policy rule (101) having associated with it at least one policy event (102), at least one policy action (104), and at least one policy condition (103). Next, the policy rule (101) is associated with at least one policy evaluation event (105), at least one policy evaluation condition (106), and at least one policy evaluation action (107), wherein the policy evaluation event (105) is independent of the policy event (102) which triggers the policy rule (101). Performance of the policy rule (101) is then assessed by utilizing the policy evaluation condition (106) and the policy evaluation action (107).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Publication date: July 3, 2008
    Applicant: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory W. Cox, Walter L. Johnson, John C. Strassner
  • Patent number: 6980821
    Abstract: A dispatch based call system configured to contact a call center using a single unique name or number. Multiple users are able to simultaneously dispatch the single generic call center number and communicate with a unique end station or individual at the call center. A user, or subscriber unit, when dispatching a call communicates initially with the service provider infrastructure. The infrastructure then establishes communication with the call center. The call center determines the identifier of an available end station and the subscriber is subsequently connected to the available end station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2005
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Senaka Balasuriya, Gregory W. Cox, Steven Upp, Walter L. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20030232623
    Abstract: A dispatch based call system configured to contact a call center using a single unique name or number. Multiple users are able to simultaneously dispatch the single generic call center number and communicate with a unique end station or individual at the call center. A user, or subscriber unit, when dispatching a call communicates initially with the service provider infrastructure. The infrastructure then establishes communication with the call center. The call center determines the identifier of an available end station and the subscriber is subsequently connected to the available end station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2002
    Publication date: December 18, 2003
    Applicant: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Senaka Balasuriya, Gregory W. Cox, Steven Upp, Walter L. Johnson
  • Patent number: 5991469
    Abstract: A form including user modifiable fields and an encoded description of the location, size, type, etc. of the fields allows direct programming of a form interpreter. Other information including the processing of the form, encoded data, etc., may be included in the encoded information. A system for creating forms carrying an encoded description of selected attributes of the fields includes means for selecting or creating fields and locating the fields on a form while generating, substantially simultaneously, the encoded description of the selected attributes. A form composer then allows merging of the form and its encoded description for printing or electronic transmission. A system for reading such forms includes a scanner, decoding device, and processor. By reading such forms, data may be entered into or recalled from a data processing system, or a form interpreter may be programmed, locally or remotely, for subsequent handling of forms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1999
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Walter A. L. Johnson, Baldo A. Faieta, Herbert D. Jellinek, Z. Erol Smith, III
  • Patent number: 5915601
    Abstract: A dispensing liner for a container includes a seal element having a sealing edge and a central portion. The sealing edge is engaged with and sealed to a land portion of a container to close the opening in the container. The seal element includes a preferentially formed score line having a first frangible portion and a second portion defining a removable tab. The first frangible portion and the second portion are formed within the central portion of the liner with the second portion in spaced relation and adjacent to the sealing edge. The liner is opened along at least the first frangible portion to define a dispensing port. The periphery of the liner, at the sealing edge, forms a seal with the cap when the cap is engaged with the container after the liner is opened. The tab can be removed from the liner leaving the sealing edge in place to effect a seal between the liner and the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1999
    Assignee: Phoenix Closures, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey F. Ullrich, Walter L. Johnson
  • Patent number: 5859935
    Abstract: Original source verifying data defining a first source verifying image are stored in memory. The first source verifying image can be produced by a human making marks by hand in a field of a form, which can then be provided by a scanner or a facsimile transmission through image input circuitry. If a second source verifying image is received that is the same as the first source verifying image, an operation is performed that would not be performed if the images were not the same, such as an operation accessing a related item of data. For example, the first source verifying image can be received with a document image, and data defining the document image and the original source verifying data can be stored so that a source verifying image that is the same as the first source verifying image must be received before an operation can access the document data and provide it to image output circuitry for printing or facsimile transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1999
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Walter A. L. Johnson, D. Austin Henderson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5850490
    Abstract: Stored alternative position data indicate alternative positionings of a class of document segments. Data are obtained that define an image set showing a document. An alternative identifier identifying one of the alternative positionings is also obtained. The alternative identifier, the alternative position data, and the data defining the image set are used to obtain segment data defining a segment of the image set. The segment is in the class of document segments. The segment is also at the position indicated by the alternative position data for the identified positioning. To store the document in a database, the segment data and a document identifier can be stored so that a search can determine that the segment is from the document. Similarly, the segment data and a segment class identifier can be stored so that a search can determine that the segment is in the identified class of document segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1998
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Walter A. L. Johnson
  • Patent number: 5745610
    Abstract: An item of data, such as data defining an image of a document, and identifying image data are stored in memory. The identifying image data define a human-produced identifying image for the item of data. In response to query image data defining a human-produced query image similar to the identifying image, the query image data and the identifying image data are used to access the item of data. The identifying image and query image can be produced making marks by hand, by controlling a machine to make marks, or by interactively using a machine to produce data defining an image. The identifying image can be in a field on a form requesting a store operation, and the form can be part of an image set that includes images of a document that the identifying image identifies. Similarly, the query image can be in a field on an access form requesting an access operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1998
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Walter A. L. Johnson
  • Patent number: 5682540
    Abstract: The present invention involves a novel form and methods for creating and using such forms. These forms are summaries (hereinafter "document surrogates") of associated objects, such as original documents, processes, or their copies, stored in a document processing system. A document surrogate made in accordance with the principles of the present invention comprises at least one sheet of a information storing substrate material that has a human readable area and a machine readable area. The human readable area may contain at least one area of material which summarizes the associated object. Such a summary may either be made manually by the user or created automatically by the document processing system. The machine readable area comprises a document reference code that is readable and recognizable by the document processing system. The code is located by the system and recognized from an image of the entire page. The reference code encodes an indicator to the storage location of the associated object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 28, 1997
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Leigh L. Klotz, Jr., Ramana B. Rao, Walter A. L. Johnson, M. Margaret Withgott
  • Patent number: 5680223
    Abstract: Storage, manipulation, and retrieval of files, for example data representations of scanned documents, is facilitated by establishing a relationship between an arbitrary, image domain file label and a computer recognizable text domain file name for the file. Selection of the arbitrary, image domain file label is interpreted as a selection of the related file. The arbitrary, image domain file name is assigned by way of a paper form or the like, and may be assigned at the time of document storage. The arbitrary, image domain file label facilitates the meaningful naming of a file for storage when a keyboard or other typical text entry apparatus is unavailable, such as when inputting a document for storage by way of a facsimile machine. Character recognition is not performed on the arbitrary, image domain file label, so the burden on the processing resource is minimized, while errors from inaccuracy are eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 21, 1997
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Martin F. N. Cooper, Walter A. L. Johnson, Dick Wah Lo, Z. Erol Smith, III
  • Patent number: 5666214
    Abstract: A reprographic method for making a output document having a desired image from an input document having an input image includes scanning an instruction page containing an image processing command. The image processing command contained on the instruction page is decoded, and subsequently at least a portion of the input image is scanned. The output document is then produced from the scanned at least a portion of the input image in accordance with the decoded image processing command. The image processing commands can be such as cut, paste, mask, crop, enlarge, reduce, reorient, lighten, darken or the like that change the form or appearance of the actual image. In addition, the image manipulation commands can be such as commands to control special operational modes for differing input image types, such as, for example, photographs or half-tone images, the number of output document copies to be produced, the output type, color, stock, or other command that controls the output form of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 9, 1997
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jock D. MacKinlay, Walter A. L. Johnson
  • Patent number: 5579943
    Abstract: A dispensing closure lid having a tear-away tab for use with a container. The tab itself is configured with an outwardly extending grasping member. The pull tab is defined by a distinct sequence of slits and perforations. The slits have a greater length than the perforations. The specific sequence of slits and perforations facilitates removal of the tab from the container mouth and provides for a clean separation of the tab from the land surface of the container and the remaining lid without tearing into the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1996
    Assignee: Phoenix Closures, Inc.
    Inventor: Walter L. Johnson
  • Patent number: 5502577
    Abstract: A reprographic method for making a output document having a desired image from an input document having an input image includes scanning an instruction page containing an image processing command. The image processing command contained on the instruction page is decoded, and subsequently at least a portion of the input image is scanned. The output document is then produced from the scanned at least a portion of the input image in accordance with the decoded image processing command. The image processing commands can be such as cut, paste, mask, crop, enlarge, reduce, reorient, lighten, darken or the like that change the form or appearance of the actual image. In addition, the image manipulation commands can be such as commands to control special operational modes for differing input image types, such as, for example, photographs or half-tone images, the number of output document copies to be produced, the output type, color, stock, or other command that controls the output form of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 26, 1996
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jock D. Mackinlay, Walter A. L. Johnson
  • Patent number: 5465167
    Abstract: A page is automatically created and transmitted in response to data defining set of images. The data define an image showing a form that has been marked; the data also include information indicating an image destination. The page includes a segment that is a version of an image from the marked form. The page can be another form, a cover sheet, or an error sheet, for example. The segment can be a reduced version of the marked form, such as on an error sheet. Or the segment can be a version of the contents of a field in the marked form, such as on a form, a cover sheet, or a listing sheet. The field can be a cover note field, and if the processor determines that the cover note field has been marked, it can automatically create a cover sheet that includes a segment that is a version of an image of the cover note field. The field can be an identifier field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 7, 1995
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Martin F. N. Cooper, Walter A. L. Johnson, Z. Erol Smith, III
  • Patent number: 5448375
    Abstract: Storage, manipulation, and retrieval of files, for example data representations of scanned documents, is facilitated by establishing a relationship between an arbitrary, image domain file label and a computer recognizable text domain file name for the file. Selection of the arbitrary, image domain file label is interpreted as a selection of the related file. The arbitrary, image domain file name is assigned by way of a paper form or the like, and may be assigned at the time of document storage. The arbitrary, image domain file label facilitates the meaningful naming of a file for storage when a keyboard or other typical text entry apparatus is unavailable, such as when inputting a document for storage by way of a facsimile machine. Character recognition is not performed on the arbitrary, image domain file label, so the burden on the processing resource is minimized, while errors from inaccuracy are eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 5, 1995
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Martin F. N. Cooper, Walter A. L. Johnson, Dick W. Lo, Z. Erol Smith, III
  • Patent number: 5438430
    Abstract: A reprographic method for making a output document having a desired image from an input document having an input image includes scanning an instruction page containing an image processing command. The image processing command contained on the instruction page is decoded, and subsequently at least a portion of the input image is scanned. The output document is then produced from the scanned at least a portion of the input image in accordance with the decoded image processing command. The image processing commands can be such as cut, paste, mask, crop, enlarge, reduce, reorient, lighten, darken or the like that change the form or appearance of the actual image. In addition, the image manipulation commands can be such as commands to control special operational modes for differing input image types, such as, for example, photographs or half-tone images, the number of output document copies to be produced, the output type, color, stock, or other command that controls the output form of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1995
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jock D. Mackinlay, Walter A. L. Johnson