Patents by Inventor Wayne A. Johnson

Wayne 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: 20210113806
    Abstract: This invention generally provides two tactile stimulation modules, or “tappers”. One tapper is held by a person in each of his hands. Alternatively, a tapper is secured to each wrist or to other parts of the body on opposite sides. Each tapper is powered by a rechargeable battery, and contains both a tactile stimulation transducer, such as an electric motor having either a balanced or unbalanced mass on its output shaft, and a transceiver that communicates with a host or master. Each tapper includes at least one control button and a status indicator. Each tapper contains a micro-controller that performs tasks such as communication, motor activation, user monitoring and control, battery monitoring, low-power sleep, and algorithm execution. At least one tapper can contain at least one optional sensor, which measures a physiological function. Measurements can be used to modify performance of the tactile stimulation transducers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: Bi-Tapp, Inc.
    Inventors: Cindy Ann Jones, Hayley B. Taylor, Martin Robert Johnson, Jeremy Paul Willden, Helaman David Pratt Ferguson, Phillip Wayne Dietz
  • Publication number: 20210086373
    Abstract: A lab automation robot is provided including a stationary base, a swiveling tower rotatably mounted to the stationary base about a first vertical axis, an arm vertically translatably mounted to the tower, an articulating forearm coupled to the arm at an elbow joint and pivotal relative thereto about a second vertical axis, and a wrist assembly including a multi-axis gripper operatively coupled to the forearm at a wrist joint and rotatable relative thereto about a third vertical axis. The gripper is further rotatable relative to at least the forearm about a first horizontal axis and about a second horizontal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Paul Riff, Jonathan Wittchen, Gary Darnel, Stephen Wayne Johnson
  • Publication number: 20210062481
    Abstract: A faucet spout includes an arm extending from an upstream portion to a downstream portion. The arm defines a longitudinal axis extending between the upstream portion and the downstream portion. A passageway is disposed in the arm, and the passageway is configured to receive water from a water source. A plurality of baffles is disposed in the passageway. The plurality of baffles defines a tortuous flow path in the passageway. An outlet is disposed substantially perpendicularly to the longitudinal axis. The outlet is configured to receive water from the passageway and deliver water from the faucet spout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Alisha Nicole Buescher, Gerald Robert Hayes, Brian Wayne Johnson
  • Publication number: 20210024289
    Abstract: An automated laboratory system includes a storage system including a frame and a platform slidably mounted to the frame such that the platform is slidable relative to the frame between a docked position and an undocked position, the platform being configured to carry an instrument. The system also includes a robotic device proximate the storage system and being configured to access the instrument carried by the platform. Another automated laboratory system includes a storage system including a table and a tabletop having a central axis and being rotatably positioned on the table such that the tabletop is rotatable about the central axis between a docked position and an undocked position, the tabletop being configured to carry an instrument. The system also includes a robotic device proximate the storage system and being configured to access the instrument carried by the tabletop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Paul Riff, Jonathan Wittchen, Gary Darnel, Stephen Wayne Johnson
  • Publication number: 20210005115
    Abstract: A sign display attachment system for attaching signs to vehicle(s): This invention contemplates a non-blemishing, quickly deployed, signage display attachment system that comprises a C-clamp hanger assembly. The C-clamp hanger assembly has at least two threaded-hole(s) at the top with screws to torque-down into the roof's rain-gutter. This rain-gutter is typically found running along the roof of most vans and some vehicles. The inventor's system ultimately allows for securely anchored signage to be mounted using a screw, hex-nut and the sign's grommet(s) to hang securely to the C-clamp assembly. The C-clamp style hanger, in tandem with shock cords. (aka, “Bungee cords”) is used to securely fasten large and small format, flexible or rigid, banners and signs on vans and other moving vehicles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventor: Wayne Johnson
  • Patent number: 10877958
    Abstract: According to one aspect, a system configured to provide equivalent measurement values is provided. The measurement equivalency component is configured to receive, from a component, data requesting at least one measurement value meeting at least one criterion, the at least one measurement value having at least one first measurement type, determine that the at least one measurement value is not stored within at least one memory, determine that at least one stored measurement value meeting the at least one criterion and having at least one second measurement type different from the at least one first measurement type is stored within the at least one memory, and provide data descriptive of at least one equivalent measurement value based on the at least one stored measurement value to the component in response to receipt of the data requesting the at least one measurement value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC USA, INC.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Wayne Johnson
  • Publication number: 20200238184
    Abstract: A light projection apparatus in the shape of a toy animal includes components that promote a twinkling effect on a display of light through an outer shell. The outer shell includes apertures that together form a pattern in the appearance of a constellation on a surface when light is projected outwardly from inside the apparatus. Light-emitting members are spread apart internally on a surface within the apparatus, and each member has a perforated cover positioned above it to partially block light emitted therefrom. Each cover has either a different pattern and/or a different orientation relative to the light-emitting member it covers, and each member is also configured to slowly brighten and dim, the combination of which creates the twinkling effect when light is projected out through the apertures. Each member's brightening and dimming function may be at predetermined intervals independent of other members, and may also be of a different color, to increase the effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventor: JEFFERY WAYNE JOHNSON
  • Publication number: 20200222913
    Abstract: A magnetic filtration device for installing into an opening of a reservoir, including, but not limited to acting as a replacement to a standard drain plug commonly positioned at the bottom of the reservoir. The magnetic filtration device may attract and capture magnetic (ferromagnetic) particulate circulating throughout a mechanical system. Applications for the device include engines, motors, pumps, compressors, gear boxes, transmissions, hydraulic systems, fuel systems and generators. The magnetic filtration device may comprise a magnet core enclosed within a magnet casing, with additional rods affixed to and/or arranged around the magnet casing to alter the radius of the magnetic field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: David Neshat, Wayne Johnson, Randy Yount
  • Patent number: 10654047
    Abstract: A magnetic filtration device for installing as a replacement to a standard drain plug commonly positioned at the bottom of the reservoir. The magnetic filtration device may attract and capture magnetic (ferromagnetic) particulate circulating throughout a mechanical system. Applications for the device include engines, motors, pumps, compressors, gear boxes, transmissions, hydraulic systems, and generators. The magnetic filtration device may comprise a magnet core enclosed within a magnet casing, with additional magnetic rods affixed to and/or arranged around the magnet casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: FILTERMAG INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Randy Yount, Wayne Johnson
  • Patent number: 10580871
    Abstract: Nucleation layers for growth of III-nitride structures, and methods for growing the nucleation layers, are described herein. A semiconductor can include a silicon substrate and a nucleation layer over the silicon substrate. The nucleation layer can include silicon and deep-level dopants. The semiconductor can include a III-nitride layer formed over the nucleation layer. At least one of the silicon substrate and the nucleation layer can include ionized contaminants. In addition, a concentration of the deep-level dopants is at least as high as a concentration of the ionized contaminants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: IQE plc
    Inventors: Oleg Laboutin, Chen-Kai Kao, Chien-Fong Lo, Wayne Johnson, Hugues Marchand
  • Publication number: 20200042375
    Abstract: A method to detect hardware and software errors in an embedded system is disclosed. The method includes: detecting or measuring, by a plurality of sensors, an operating state of the embedded system; operating a plurality of replicated computation engines in group synchrony, wherein the plurality of replicated computation engines are replicated instances of a single computation engine and wherein the plurality of replicated computation engines are grouped into one or more groups such that, for each group, each member of the group starts in a same processing logic state and processes same events in the same order; intercepting output of the plurality of sensors and transmitting the output to each replicated computation engine of a group in a defined order; and actuating selected computation engines of the plurality of replicated computation engines and arbitrating between outputs of the selected computation engines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: 2236008 Ontario Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher William Lewis HOBBS, Kerry Wayne JOHNSON
  • Publication number: 20200025514
    Abstract: A front sight for firearms is disclosed. The front sight for firearms includes a body having a top edge, a left edge and a right edge. The body includes an opening and a base. The opening is located between the left and right edges of the body. The opening is also open to the top edge of the body. In addition, the body includes a first projection and a second projection located at the top edge of the body. The first projection and the second projection are formed by the opening meeting the top edge of the body. The base is to be attached to a firearm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventor: Wayne Johnson
  • Patent number: 10509692
    Abstract: A system and method enables loosely-coupled lock-step computing including sensors that detect or measure a physical property and server groups. Each server group is serially linked to another server group and includes server instances operating in virtual synchrony. Virtual synchrony middleware receives outputs from multiple server instances and renders a single reply based on the outputs from the multiple server instances. The virtual synchrony middleware replicates and orders incoming requests to the server groups to ensure each of the server instances of that server group receives the same incoming requests in the same order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: 2236008 Ontario Inc.
    Inventors: Kerry Wayne Johnson, Christopher William Lewis Hobbs, Peter Shook
  • Patent number: 10478720
    Abstract: A system includes a memory, processors, and an asset player module configured to identify a playable asset configuration for a first playable asset, including a first graph configuration identifying processing nodes and edges, each node in the graph configuration represents a media processing component configured to modify media inputs to generate a media output, construct a graph in the memory based on the first graph configuration, receive a first set of media inputs, execute the media processing components in an order based on the graph configuration and using the first set of media inputs as the one or more input media components, based on said executing, generate a media output configured to be played by a conventional media player, alter the graph at runtime, thereby changing the media processing components identified within the graph, and execute the media processing components of the graph after the altering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Unity IPR ApS
    Inventors: Andre Gauthier, Dominic Laflamme, Pierre-Paul Giroux, Wayne Johnson, David Geoffroy
  • Patent number: 10449503
    Abstract: A temporary addition or injection system installed without the need for civil work comprising: one or more silos mounted on a trailer; optionally one or more transfer pots; and one or more control systems, wherein the one or more transfer pots and the one or more control systems are either (a) directly or indirectly connected to the one or more silos mounted on the trailer or (b) mounted adjacent to the one or more silos mounted on the trailer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Inventors: Jason K. Smith, Emanuele Fratto, Fabio Novelli, Stefano C. Riva, Erik Wayne Johnson
  • Patent number: 10417077
    Abstract: A system and method that detects hardware and software errors in an embedded system that includes detecting or measuring an operating state; causing one or more computation engines to operates in group synchrony; causing one or more active monitors that monitor the computation engines to an automotive integrity level to operate in group synchrony; synchronizing the communication between and from the plurality of computation engines and the plurality of active monitors, respectively; and arbitrating the output generated by the computation engines and the active monitors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: 2236008 Ontario Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher William Lewis Hobbs, Kerry Wayne Johnson
  • Patent number: 10405869
    Abstract: A device 10 for gathering tissue in a patient includes an elongated catheter 14 and a capture assembly 13 at a distal portion of the catheter. The capture assembly has a closed side 18 and a door 20 rotatable between an open condition and a closed condition. The closed side 18 of the capture assembly 13 and the door 20 in the closed condition may collectively define a tissue capturing compartment 19. Movement of the door 20 from the open condition to the closed condition adjacent the tissue may capture a portion 44 of the tissue in the tissue capturing compartment 19. A clip may then be applied from the capture assembly 13 to the captured tissue 44 to hold the tissue substantially in a gathered configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin E. Morris, Gregory R. Furnish, Mark Griffin, Eric E. Bielefeld, Wayne Johnson
  • Publication number: 20190241363
    Abstract: An automated laboratory system includes a vertical shelving system including a frame and at least one shelf movably mounted to the frame such that the at least one shelf is movable relative to the frame between a docked position and an undocked position, the at least one shelf being configured to carry at least one instrument. The system also includes a robotic device proximate the vertical shelving system and being configured to access the at least one instrument carried by the at least one shelf.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Jonathan Wittchen, Gary Darnel, Michael Paul Riff, Stephen Wayne Johnson, Dean S. Mulyk, Mark Michael Garner, Robert Dunn-Dufault, Ian Yates, Hansjoerg Werner Haas
  • Publication number: 20190236060
    Abstract: According to one aspect, a system configured to provide equivalent measurement values is provided. The measurement equivalency component is configured to receive, from a component, data requesting at least one measurement value meeting at least one criterion, the at least one measurement value having at least one first measurement type, determine that the at least one measurement value is not stored within at least one memory, determine that at least one stored measurement value meeting the at least one criterion and having at least one second measurement type different from the at least one first measurement type is stored within the at least one memory, and provide data descriptive of at least one equivalent measurement value based on the at least one stored measurement value to the component in response to receipt of the data requesting the at least one measurement value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventor: Jeffrey Wayne Johnson
  • Patent number: D884454
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Thermo CRS Ltd.
    Inventors: Gary Darnel, Michael Paul Riff, Stephen Wayne Johnson, Jonathan Wittchen