Patents by Inventor William Johnson

William 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: 10051092
    Abstract: A method and device is provided for managing data transmission on a network. The device includes Transparent Interceptor for transparently intercepting socket connections from first parties to one or more second parties. A signal socket connection is established to each second party. When one or more first parties request a data stream to a second party, the device distributes the data stream obtained from the second party through the single socket connection to one or more first parties. Data processor of the device may operate on data contents from the first or second party. A customized protocol may be used for the data transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Frederico Jones, Mark Brady Jorgenson, Robert William Johnson, William Michael Bova, Erin Irene Hayhoe
  • Patent number: 10046522
    Abstract: A method for printing a three-dimensional part in an additive manufacturing process, which includes calculating surface plane angles relative to one or more of the coordinate axes as a function of surface area of the surface geometry, calculating a build score for each coordinate axis as a function of the calculated surface plane angles, and selecting an orientation for the digital model in the coordinate system based at least in part on the calculated build scores. The build scores preferably predict which part orientations are likely to provide good surface quality for the printed three-dimensional part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Stratasys, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacob David Lynch August, William J. Swanson, Kevin Johnson
  • Publication number: 20180222838
    Abstract: Certain compounds, or pharmaceutically acceptable salts or prodrugs thereof, are provided herein. Also provided are pharmaceutical compositions comprising at least one compound, or pharmaceutically acceptable salt or prodrug thereof, described herein and one or more pharmaceutically acceptable vehicle. Methods of treating patients suffering from certain diseases and disorders responsive to the inhibition of KMO activity are described, which comprise administering to such patients an amount of at least one compound, or pharmaceutically acceptable salt or prodrug thereof, described herein effective to reduce signs or symptoms of the disease or disorder are disclosed. These diseases include neurodegenerative disorders such as Huntington's disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: Leticia M. Toledo-Sherman, Celia Dominguez, Michael Prime, William Leonard Mitchell, Peter Johnson, Naomi Went
  • Patent number: 10035650
    Abstract: An automated storage and retrieval system includes a first independently operable section having a first number of predetermined storage and retrieval transactions, and a second independently operable section in communication with the first independently operable section and having a second number of predetermined storage and retrieval transactions. The first and second independently operable sections are configured to provide a respective number of predetermined storage and retrieval transactions so that the first number of predetermined storage and retrieval transactions substantially matches the second number of predetermined storage and retrieval transactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Symbotic LLC
    Inventors: Larry Sweet, Kil D. Kwak, Kirill Pankratov, Russell G. Barbour, William Johnson, Juergen D. Conrad, Juergen Baumbach, Ronald Kyslinger
  • Publication number: 20180112303
    Abstract: A feedstock for a thermal spray process is disclosed. The feedstock includes fly ash derived from coal combustion. A method for coating an article is disclosed. The method includes applying the feedstock as a coating precursor by a thermal spray process. The fly ash preferentially forms a coating disposed on a substrate of the article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: Leo Vinod Marcus ANTONY, Kurt William JOHNSON, Randall Lee PRICE, Matthew Eric JENNINGS
  • Publication number: 20180092448
    Abstract: An apparatus includes three nail grooming structures each of varying sandpaper densities to allow the user to select the best one for optimum nail smoothness and when finished filing, an integrated outer cap is rotated to over a location which no longer exposes the grit surfaces so as to protect them from damage and maintain cleanliness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: Tamra Lynn Johnson, Paul William Johnson, Duane Alan Lundin, Warren Matthew Johnson
  • Publication number: 20180093937
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the production of an ethylenically unsaturated carboxylic acid or ester, preferably ?,? ethylenically unsaturated carboxylic acids or esters, by the liquid phase reaction of formaldehyde or a suitable source thereof with a non-cyclic carboxylic acid ester in the presence of a basic metal salt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: Graham Ronald EASTHAM, David William JOHNSON, Mark WAUGH, Jonathan Ainsley IGGO, MICHAEL BEAUMONT
  • Publication number: 20180056751
    Abstract: An auxiliary heater with a casing enclosing internal components which components include a heat exchanger separate from and outside the coolant tank and wherein two coolant loops each have their own coolant pumps and wherein a potable water loop exchanges heat with coolant within the heat exchanger. A control circuit provides enhanced coolant flow through the heat exchanger when the call for hot water is significant without significantly reducing the temperature of the hot water being used. A level switch within the coolant tank prevents coolant pumps from running without pump coolant and a filling and air purging operation improves the initial filling operation of the auxiliary heater with coolant and also prevents the coolant pump from running dry. A user switch may dedicate the hot coolant from the coolant tank to either the production of hot potable water or it may share both hot water and space heating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL THERMAL RESEARCH LTD.
    Inventors: NADER KIAROSTAMI, VICTOR WILLIAM JOHNSON, REZA SONAVI
  • Patent number: 9890103
    Abstract: A method of extracting (meth)acrylic acid from an aqueous reaction medium into an organic phase in contact therewith is described. The aqueous reaction medium is formed from at least one base catalyst and at least one dicarboxylic acid selected from maleic, fumaric, malic, itaconic, citraconic, mesaconic, and citramalic acid or mixtures thereof in aqueous solution and contains the base catalyzed decarboxylation products of the base catalyzed reaction. The method includes either the addition of at least one of the said dicarboxylic acids and/or a pre-cursor thereof to the aqueous reaction medium to enhance the solvent extraction of the (meth)acrylic acid into the organic solvent or maintaining the level of base catalyst to dicarboxylic acid and/or pre-cursor at a sub-stoichiometric level during the extraction process. The method extends to a process of producing (meth)acrylic acid, its esters and polymers and copolymers thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: LUCITE INTERNATIONAL UK LIMITED
    Inventors: David William Johnson, Graham Ronald Eastham, Martyn Poliakoff, Thomas Andrew Huddle
  • Publication number: 20180018228
    Abstract: A method for execution by a dispersed storage and task (DST) processing unit that includes a processor includes receiving an access request from a requesting entity via a network indicating an original data object. At least one read request is generated for transmission to at least one storage unit indicating a plurality of encoded original data slices associated with the original data object. A regenerated original data object is generated by utilizing a decoding scheme on the plurality of encoded original data slice. A transformed data object is generated for transmission to the requesting entity via the network by utilizing a transformation function on the first regenerated original data object based on an entity identifier associated with the requesting entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventor: Trent William Johnson
  • Publication number: 20180013288
    Abstract: A system includes a converter configured to be coupled between an energy storage unit and a grid and a control circuit configured to detect frequency and voltage variations of the grid and to responsively cause the converter to transfer power and reactive components to and/or from the grid. The control circuit may implement a power control loop having an inner frequency control loop and a reactive component control loop having an inner voltage control loop. The control circuit may provide feedforward from the inner frequency control loop to the inner voltage control loop to inhibit reactive component transfer in response to a voltage variation deviation of the grid due to a power transfer between the energy storage unit and the grid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Mengbin Yang, Pasi Taimela, Tony Olivo, Robert William Johnson, JR., Gopi Balakrishnan
  • Publication number: 20180002981
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to control architectural opening covering assemblies are disclosed herein. An architectural covering assembly including an architectural covering; a tube to which the architectural covering is coupled; a manual controller operatively coupled to the tube to rotate the tube; a motor including a motor housing and a motor shaft; and a clutch assembly including a clutch and a clutch housing in which the clutch is disposed, the motor shaft coupled to the clutch and the clutch coupled to the manual controller to hold the motor shaft substantially stationary when the architectural covering is moved under an influence of the motor to cause the motor housing to rotate with the clutch housing and the tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Wendell B. Colson, Daniel M. Fogarty, Paul G. Swiszcz, Kevin M. Dann, William Johnson, Jörg Bohlen
  • Patent number: 9858803
    Abstract: Embodiments relate generally to systems and methods for indicating when a gas detector is out of compliance. A Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) enabled wireless gas-detector may allow for an advertisement packet to be transmitted from the gas detector. This advertisement packet may contain information about the gas detector to allow remote auditing from any BLE enabled remote listening device. This auditor device may be in the form of a mobile device, such as a cell phone or tablet, a fixed location auditor device, or any other BLE enabled device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Kelly Englot, Stephen Mroszczak, Kirk William Johnson, Mahdi Javer
  • Publication number: 20170348406
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an immersion vaccine for fish comprising at least one isolated antigen, specifically a recombinant antigen, such as is F. psychrophilum and/or infectious pancreatic necrosis virus (IPNV).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: Elizabeth Mary Crump, Jan Burian, Joseph Michale Bricker, William Wayne Kay, Norman William Johnson
  • Patent number: 9828523
    Abstract: A method for decreasing the vapor permeability of a water and air barrier treated substrate that includes treating the substrate with a liquid applied, vapor permeable air and water barrier coating composition comprising a cross-linked polysiloxane dispersion composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: DOW CORNING CORPORATION
    Inventors: William Johnson, Andrea Watts
  • Patent number: 9816115
    Abstract: The invention includes a process of producing methyl methacrylate or derivatives thereof is described. The process includes the steps of converting 2-butanone to methyl propionate using a Baeyer-Villiger monooxygenase, and treating the methyl propionate produced to obtain methyl methacrylate or derivatives thereof. A method of preparing polymers or copolymers of methyl methacrylate or its derivatives is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: LUCITE INTERNATIONAL UK LIMITED
    Inventors: Graham Ronald Eastham, David William Johnson, Adrianus Johannes Jozef Straathof, Marco Wilhemus Fraaije, Remko Tsjibbe Winter
  • Patent number: 9771820
    Abstract: A turbine in a gas turbine engine that includes a stator blade and a rotor blade having a seal formed in a trench cavity. The trench cavity may include an axial gap defined between opposing inboard faces of the stator blade and rotor blade. The seal may include: a stator overhang extending from the stator blade toward the rotor blade so to include an outboard edge and an inboard edge and, defined therebetween, an overhang face; a rotor outboard face extending radially inboard from a platform edge, the rotor outboard face opposing at least a portion of the overhang face across the axial gap of the trench cavity; and a first axial projection extending from the rotor outboard face toward the stator blade. The stator overhang and the first axial projection of the rotor blade may be configured so to axially overlap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Richard William Johnson, Kevin Richard Kirtley, David Richard Johns, James William Vehr, Andrew Paul Giametta
  • Patent number: 9765568
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to control architectural opening covering assemblies are disclosed herein. An example architectural opening covering assembly includes a manual controller operatively coupled to a tube to rotate the tube. The tube includes an architectural opening covering. The example architectural opening covering assembly also includes a motor operatively coupled to the tube to rotate the tube. A local controller is communicatively coupled to the motor to control the motor. The example architectural opening covering assembly further includes a gravitational sensor to determine an angular position of the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Hunter Douglas Inc.
    Inventors: Wendell B. Colson, Daniel M. Fogarty, Paul G. Swiszcz, Jörg Bohlen, Kevin M. Dann, William Johnson
  • Patent number: 9765699
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine having a turbine that includes a stator blade and a rotor blade having a seal formed in a trench cavity defined therebetween. The seal may include: a stator overhang extending from the stator blade toward the rotor blade so to include an overhang topside, and, opposite the overhang topside, an overhang underside; a rotor outboard face extending radially inboard from a platform edge, the rotor outboard face opposing at least a portion of the overhang face across the axial gap of the trench cavity; an axial projection extending from the rotor outboard face toward the stator blade so to axially overlap with the stator overhang; and an interior cooling channel extending through the stator overhang to a port formed through the overhang underside. The port may be configured to direct a coolant expelled therefrom toward the axial projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Kevin Richard Kirtley, David Richard Johns, Andrew Paul Giametta, Richard William Johnson
  • Patent number: D824757
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventors: Jeremy Neal Johnson, Robert Thomas Evans, Jr., Terry William Bock