Patents by Inventor Wendell C. Johnson

Wendell C. 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: 20200301150
    Abstract: Device for remote testing, augmented reality or other visualization needs includes a frame configured to be situated on a person's head, a display assembly on the frame, and a combiner assembly arranged on the frame in a position at least partly in front of right and left eyes of the person. The combiner assembly allows simultaneous viewing by the person of an environment in front of the person and content on the display assembly. The combiner assembly includes an inwardmost layer that is reflective and reflects content of the display assembly to the person's eyes, an intermediate layer that controls light transmission through the combiner assembly, and an outwardmost layer that covers the second layer and provides notification of intrusion attempts into the second layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: Intelligent Technologies International, Inc.
    Inventors: David S. Breed, Wendell C. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10678958
    Abstract: Intrusion-protected memory-containing assembly including a substrate, a data storage component and processor on the substrate, and a chassis intrusion detector assembly around the substrate. The chassis intrusion detector assembly includes a first plastic film, a mesh including conductor wires arranged on the first plastic film, and a second plastic film covering the mesh. The conductor wires are connected together in a single circuit with the processor to form a single transmission line. The second plastic film has sealed edges integrated with the mesh such that the edges are inseparable without breaking one of the conductor wires of the mesh. The processor takes action to prevent access to data in the data storage component upon detecting a variance in current through or impedance of the transmission line defined by the conductor wires caused by breaking of one of the conductor wires, e.g., causes the data storage component to self-destruct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Intelligent Technologies International, Inc.
    Inventors: David S Breed, Wendell C Johnson, Wilbur E DuVall
  • Publication number: 20190392724
    Abstract: Secure testing system including a frame having a lens portion and a support portion extending rearward therefrom, a housing attached to the frame, and an assembly arranged in the housing. The assembly includes a display oriented rearward, an optional (but preferred) contact microphone that operatively contacts a face of a wearer and detects vibrations of a bone of the wearer, a biometric sensor arranged at least partly in the housing, and a processor that monitors the contact microphone for vibrations and the biometric sensor for changes in biometric data. For testing, the processor directs display of questions on the display, receives answers via a user interface, confirms identity of a test-taker by analyzing biometric data and detects talking by the test-taker indicative of cheating on the test by monitoring vibrations detected by the contact microphone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: Intelligent Technologies International, Inc.
    Inventors: David S. Breed, Wilbur E. DuVall, Oleksandr Shostak, Serhii Shostak, Vyacheslav Sokurenko, Wendell C. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10438106
    Abstract: Card including a substrate, at least one biometric data entry device on the substrate to receive biometric data about an individual holding the substrate, a memory component on the substrate and containing biometric data about an individual possessing the card and at least one private key, and a processor configured to compare biometric data received via the biometric data entry device to biometric data contained in the memory component to determine whether they match. When there is a biometric data match, a process requiring use of the private key(s) is initiated for authorized use of the card. A chassis intrusion detector system detects tampering with the card and upon such detection, causes deletion of the private key(s) to thereby prevent unauthorized use of the card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Intellignet Technologies International, Inc.
    Inventors: David S Breed, Wendell C Johnson, Wilbur E DuVall, Oleksandr Shostak, Vyacheslav Sokurenko
  • Patent number: 10410535
    Abstract: Secure testing system including an eyeglass frame having a lens portion and a support portion extending rearward from the lens portion, a housing attached to one side of the frame, an assembly arranged in the housing, and a chassis intrusion detector arranged in conjunction with the housing to detect an attempt to intrude into the housing. The assembly includes a display oriented rearward, a cross-view camera oriented to image toward opposite side of the frame, at least one microphone arranged on the frame to detect sound in an environment around the frame, a biometric sensor arranged on the housing to obtain biometric data, and a processor that causes display of questions on the display, monitors images from the cross-view camera for changes indicative of a possibility of reception of assistance, monitors each microphone for sounds, and monitors the biometric sensor for a change in biometric data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Intelligent Technologies International, Inc.
    Inventors: David S Breed, Oleksandr Shostak, Wilbur E DuVall, Wendell C Johnson
  • Patent number: 10367270
    Abstract: Electrical system for a vehicle that provides power and communications to vehicular devices includes a (singular) electrical bus having elongate wires, and connector assemblies situated at different locations along the wires. The connector assemblies include a splice housing defining an inlet and outlet for the wires, the wires passing from the inlet to the outlet through the splice housing without being interrupted, and a connector attached to the splice housing. An electrical conduit, such as one or more wires, is attached at one end region to each connector and at an opposite end region to a respective cluster or cluster control unit. Each cluster or cluster control unit is electrically coupled to at least one vehicular device. Power and communications are provided to the vehicular devices by a power source and communications source through the bus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Intelligent Technologies International, Inc.
    Inventors: David S Breed, Wendell C Johnson, Wilbur E DuVall
  • Publication number: 20180357916
    Abstract: Secure testing system including an eyeglass frame having a lens portion and a support portion extending rearward from the lens portion, a housing attached to one side of the frame, an assembly arranged in the housing, and a chassis intrusion detector arranged in conjunction with the housing to detect an attempt to intrude into the housing. The assembly includes a display oriented rearward, a cross-view camera oriented to image toward opposite side of the frame, at least one microphone arranged on the frame to detect sound in an environment around the frame, a biometric sensor arranged on the housing to obtain biometric data, and a processor that causes display of questions on the display, monitors images from the cross-view camera for changes indicative of a possibility of reception of assistance, monitors each microphone for sounds, and monitors the biometric sensor for a change in biometric data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: Intelligent Technologies International, Inc.
    Inventors: David S. Breed, Oleksandr Shostak, Wilbur E. DuVall, Wendell C. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10033381
    Abstract: Arrangement for controlling a component having multiple states includes a device that generates a signal at a frequency that enables it to be conducted through a human body, and a conductive surface coupled to the device, situated in a position accessible by a part of the human, and which enables proximity or contact of the part of the human to the conductive surface to develop a reactive coupling between the human and the conductive surface. The component has multiple, different states and is controlled by the human to change from a first state to a second state upon completion of an electrical circuit including the component, the conductive surface and the device upon developing reactive coupling between the human and the conductive surface when the device is generating the signal conducted through the human. The component may be a vehicular component such as a door or window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Intelligent Technologies International, Inc.
    Inventors: David S Breed, Wendell C Johnson, Wilbur E DuVall
  • Publication number: 20180060613
    Abstract: Intrusion-protected memory-containing assembly including a substrate, a data storage component and processor on the substrate, and a chassis intrusion detector assembly around the substrate. The chassis intrusion detector assembly includes a first plastic film, a mesh including conductor wires arranged on the first plastic film, and a second plastic film covering the mesh. The conductor wires are connected together in a single circuit with the processor to form a single transmission line. The second plastic film has sealed edges integrated with the mesh such that the edges are inseparable without breaking one of the conductor wires of the mesh. The processor takes action to prevent access to data in the data storage component upon detecting a variance in current through or impedance of the transmission line defined by the conductor wires caused by breaking of one of the conductor wires, e.g., causes the data storage component to self-destruct.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: Intelligent Technologies International, Inc.
    Inventors: David S Breed, Wendell C Johnson, Wilbur E DuVall
  • Publication number: 20170300799
    Abstract: Card including a substrate, at least one biometric data entry device on the substrate to receive biometric data about an individual holding the substrate, a memory component on the substrate and containing biometric data about an individual possessing the card and at least one private key, and a processor configured to compare biometric data received via the biometric data entry device to biometric data contained in the memory component to determine whether they match. When there is a biometric data match, a process requiring use of the private key(s) is initiated for authorized use of the card. A chassis intrusion detector system detects tampering with the card and upon such detection, causes deletion of the private key(s) to thereby prevent unauthorized use of the card.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Applicant: Intelligent Technologies International, Inc.
    Inventors: David S Breed, Wendell C Johnson, Wilbur E DuVall, Oleksandr Shostak, Vyacheslav Sokurenko
  • Publication number: 20170185805
    Abstract: Intrusion-protected component including a housing including a substrate containing a data storage component and access functionality only through which access to each data storage component is enabled, and conductors connected together in a single circuit to form a single transmission line. A processor renders each data storage component and/or access functionality inoperable upon detecting a variance in current or impedance caused by breaking of one of the conductors, e.g., causes the data storage component to self-destruct. The housing includes a head band worn on a person's head and an L-shaped housing part having a portion positioned in front of the frame. A display, imaging device, microphone and sound generator are arranged on or in the housing, and coupled to the processor which conducts a test while detecting cheating by monitoring images received by the imaging device and sounds received by the microphone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 25, 2016
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicant: Intelligent Technologies International, Inc.
    Inventors: David S Breed, Wendell C Johnson
  • Publication number: 20170163259
    Abstract: Arrangement for controlling a component having multiple states includes a device that generates a signal at a frequency that enables it to be conducted through a human body, and a conductive surface coupled to the device, situated in a position accessible by a part of the human, and which enables proximity or contact of the part of the human to the conductive surface to develop a reactive coupling between the human and the conductive surface. The component has multiple, different states and is controlled by the human to change from a first state to a second state upon completion of an electrical circuit including the component, the conductive surface and the device upon developing reactive coupling between the human and the conductive surface when the device is generating the signal conducted through the human. The component may be a vehicular component such as a door or window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Applicant: Intelligent Technologies International, Inc.
    Inventors: David S. Breed, Wendell C. Johnson, Wilbur E. DuVall
  • Publication number: 20160347269
    Abstract: Electrical system for a vehicle that provides power and communications to vehicular devices includes a (singular) electrical bus having elongate wires, and connector assemblies situated at different locations along the wires. The connector assemblies include a splice housing defining an inlet and outlet for the wires, the wires passing from the inlet to the outlet through the splice housing without being interrupted, and a connector attached to the splice housing. An electrical conduit, such as one or more wires, is attached at one end region to each connector and at an opposite end region to a respective cluster or cluster control unit. Each cluster or cluster control unit is electrically coupled to at least one vehicular device. Power and communications are provided to the vehicular devices by a power source and communications source through the bus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Applicant: Intelligent Technologies International, Inc.
    Inventors: David S. Breed, Wendell C. Johnson, Wilbur E. DuVall
  • Patent number: 9475438
    Abstract: Vehicle including a seat on which an occupant sits, a set of at least one electric field antenna arranged in the seat, and a control unit coupled to the antenna set and configured to direct one or more antennas to transmit an oscillating electric field at a frequency that enables the electric field to be conducted through the seated occupant. An electrical circuit is coupled to a vehicular component and has a conductive surface in a position accessible by the occupant's finger. Proximity of the occupant's finger to or contact with the conductive surface, when an antenna is transmitting an oscillating electric field conducted through the occupant, causes a capacitive coupling to develop between the occupant and the conductive surface and completion of the circuit. This enables control of the component by the occupant's finger, which may be adjustment or change in the state, condition or operation of the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Intelligent Technologies International, Inc.
    Inventors: David S Breed, Wendell C Johnson, Wilbur E DuVall
  • Publication number: 20160137148
    Abstract: Vehicle including a seat on which an occupant sits, a set of at least one electric field antenna arranged in the seat, and a control unit coupled to the antenna set and configured to direct one or more antennas to generate an oscillating electric field at a frequency that enables the electric field to be conducted through the seated occupant. An electrical circuit is coupled to a vehicular component and has a conductive surface in a position accessible by the occupant's finger. Proximity of the occupant's finger to or contact with the conductive surface, when an antenna is generating an oscillating electric field conducted through the occupant, causes a capacitive coupling to develop between the occupant and the conductive surface and completion of the circuit. This enables control of the component by the occupant's finger, which may be adjustment or change in the state, condition or operation of the component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Applicant: Intelligent Technologies International, Inc.
    Inventors: David S. Breed, Wendell C. Johnson, Wilbur E. DuVall
  • Patent number: 9129505
    Abstract: Method and system for monitoring a driver during movement of the vehicle includes an information obtaining system that obtains information about a driver who traveled the same road at a previous time, and a processor that analyzes the obtained information and vehicle movement to determine whether the driver has lost the ability to continue to control the vehicle. The loss of ability to continue to control the vehicle arises from the driver falling asleep or otherwise being incapable of controlling the vehicle after initially having been awake or otherwise capable of controlling the vehicle. A reactive component is affected by the processor's determination that the driver has lost the ability to continue to control the vehicle, and preferably requires action by the driver to indicate regaining of the ability to operate the vehicle or exerting control over the vehicle to slow the vehicle and bring it to a stop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: American Vehicular Sciences LLC
    Inventors: David S Breed, Wendell C Johnson, Wilbur E DuVall
  • Publication number: 20150197248
    Abstract: Method and arrangement for setting a speed limit for vehicle travelling on a road includes monitoring conditions of the road, determining a speed limit for travel of vehicles on the road based on the monitored conditions, and transmitting the determined speed limit to the vehicles to thereby notify operators of the vehicles of the determined speed limit. Monitoring conditions of the road may entail monitoring weather conditions around the road, monitoring visibility for operators of the vehicles on the roads, monitoring traffic on the road, monitoring accidents on the road or emergency situations of vehicles on the road and/or monitoring the speed of vehicles travelling on the road and a distance between adjacent vehicles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Publication date: July 16, 2015
    Applicant: American Vehicular Sciences LLC
    Inventors: David S. Breed, Wendell C. Johnson, Wilbur E. DuVall
  • Patent number: 9084076
    Abstract: Techniques for obtaining information about an object on which a radio-frequency transceiver device is mounted when in a space defined by a vehicular frame. A request is generated at a telecommunications device for the object's location and received at an interrogator on the frame. In response to receipt of the request, the interrogator directs antennas to transmit RF signals into the space. The transceiver device returns a signal if and when it receives any signal or a signal having a particular identification from the antenna(s). Return signals from the transceiver device are received at each antenna and a processor, on the vehicle or the telecommunications device, derives information about the object based on the return signals. The derived information includes a location of the object in the space and/or an identification of the object, and may be displayed on a display of the telecommunications device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Intelligent Technologies International, Inc.
    Inventors: David S. Breed, Wendell C. Johnson, Wilbur E. DuVall
  • Patent number: 9014953
    Abstract: Wireless sensing and communication system including sensors located on the vehicle, in the roadway or in the vicinity of the vehicle or roadway and which provide information which is transmitted to one or more interrogators in the vehicle by a wireless radio frequency mechanism. Power to operate a particular sensor is supplied by the interrogator or the sensor is independently connected to either a battery, generator, vehicle power source or some source of power external to the vehicle. The sensors can provide information about the vehicle and its interior or exterior environment, about individual components, systems, vehicle occupants, subsystems, or about the roadway, ambient atmosphere, travel conditions and external objects. The sensors arranged on the roadway or ancillary structures would include pressure sensors, temperature sensors, moisture content or humidity sensors, and friction sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Intelligent Technologies International, Inc.
    Inventors: David S. Breed, Wendell C. Johnson, Wilbur E. DuVall
  • Patent number: RE46533
    Abstract: Inflatable airbag for a vehicle which is deployed in the event of an accident involving the vehicle to provide protection for an occupant of the vehicle includes a plurality of ribbons coupled together to define an enclosed, fluid-retaining space and a layer of film laminated on at least one of an outer side of the woven ribbons and an inner side of the ribbons. The ribbons may be made from polypropylene, polyethylene, polyester or polyamide and the layers of film may be made from polyethylene, polyurethane, polyester or polyamide. The ribbons and layers of film may be made of the same or different materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Automotive Technologies International, Inc.
    Inventors: David S Breed, Wendell C Johnson, Ryan H Breed, Vittorio Castelli