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).

  • Publication number: 20190120528
    Abstract: A heat exchanger within an insulated enclosure receives primary refrigerant at a high pressure and cools the primary refrigerant using a secondary refrigerant from a secondary refrigeration system. An expansion unit within the insulated enclosure receives the primary refrigerant at the high pressure from the heat exchanger and discharges the primary refrigerant at a low pressure. A supply line delivers the primary refrigerant at the low pressure to the load and a return line returns the primary refrigerant from the load to the primary refrigeration system. A system control unit controls operation of at least one of the primary refrigeration system and the secondary refrigeration system to provide a variable refrigeration capacity to the load based on at least one of: a pressure of the primary refrigerant delivered to the load, and at least one temperature of the load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Allen J. Bartlett, William Johnson, Mark Collins, Sergei Syssoev, James A. O'Neil, Michael J. Eacobacci
  • Patent number: 10270857
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for asynchronous duplexing between two computing devices includes obtaining a task for execution by a first computing device and executing the task. A first computing task completion identifier is assigned upon execution of the task. The task with the assigned first computing task completion identifier is transferred to a second computing device and executed. A second computing task completion identifier is assigned upon execution of the task. The first computing task completion identifier and the second computing task identifier are logged into a task management log for facilitating the recovery of the first computing device by comparing the first computing task completion identifier and the second computing task identifier for identifying tasks executed by the first computing device and requiring execution by the second computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Neil A. Johnson, Georgette Kurdt, William C. Neiman, Kenneth G. Rothwell, David H. Surman, Jessie Yu
  • Patent number: 10264416
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a computing system accesses current usage information of a mobile device associated with a user. The computing system then determine a future user state of the user based on multiple predictor functions. The multiple predictor functions calculate a probability of the future user state based on multiple weights and multiple decay factors. The multiple decay factors are determined from past user states. The computing system further sends instructions to the mobile device for adapting the operation of the mobile device corresponding to the determined future user state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Dudley Johnson, Joshua Williams
  • Patent number: 10259493
    Abstract: An emergency steering pump system for a primary pump providing a standby pressure via a primary output line includes a load sense line that is configured to branch-off from the primary output line. The load sense line has a first orifice disposed therein. A secondary pump is included for providing a margin pressure via a secondary output line that is coupled to the primary output line at a point downstream of the load sense line. A communication line is coupled to the primary output line at a point upstream of the load sense line. The communication line has a pressure control mechanism disposed therein. An output of the pressure control mechanism is coupled with an unloader valve of the secondary pump such that the pressure control mechanism is configured to bring about the margin pressure from the secondary pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Edward William Mate, David Mork, Steven Edward Johnson
  • Patent number: 10254460
    Abstract: A multilayer optical film has a packet of microlayers that selectively reflect light by constructive or destructive interference to provide a first reflective characteristic. At least some of the microlayers are birefringent. A stabilizing layer attaches to and covers the microlayer packet proximate an outer exposed surface of the film. Heating element(s) can physically contact the film to deliver heat to the packet through the stabilizing layer by thermal conduction, at altered region(s) of the film, such that the first reflective characteristic changes to an altered reflective characteristic in the altered region(s) to pattern the film. The stabilizing layer provides sufficient heat conduction to allow heat from the heating elements to change (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Michael Benton Free, Martin B. Wolk, Rolf W. Biernath, Stephen A. Johnson, William W. Merrill, William F. Edmonds, Claire A. Jalbert
  • Publication number: 20190086009
    Abstract: A gimbal joint includes a monolithic first member including a first connection portion; and a monolithic second member including a second connection portion engaged with the first connection portion such that the monolithic first member and the monolithic second member are configured to move relative to each other about a plurality of axes. The first member may include a plurality of structural portions and a support base. The support base may include an axially-extending aperture that extends through the support base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Graeme Thorogood, William Denning, Nathaniel Johnson, Juan J. Lara, Julien H. Cohen
  • Publication number: 20190078368
    Abstract: A method according to one embodiment includes generating, by at least one sensor, motion data indicative of motion of a door having a door closer as the door is moved from an open position to a closed position, analyzing the motion data to determine a duration the door was in each of a plurality of door movement zones between the open position and the closed position, determining at least one adjustment to the door closer for a successful installation of the door closer based on the duration the door was in each of the plurality of door movement zones, and displaying at least one installation instruction corresponding with the at least one adjustment on a graphical user interface of a mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel Langenberg, Nathanael L. Thomas, Dakoda Johnson, William Jones, Nicholas Richardson
  • Patent number: 10214355
    Abstract: In accordance with one or more aspects of the disclosed embodiment, a lift includes at least one load handling device configured so as to reciprocate along a lift axis, the load handling device including a frame forming a payload section with a payload support surface having a common elevation configured to hold one or more pickfaces at the common elevation of the payload support surface, at least one transfer arm movably mounted to the frame, and a drive section connected to the load handling device and being configured to move the load handling device along the lift axis, wherein the one or more pickfaces carried in unison by the payload support surface of the at least one load handling device, define an order sequence of pickfaces on the at least one load handling device according to a predetermined case out order sequence of mixed cases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Symbotic, LLC
    Inventors: Kirill K. Pankratov, Juergen D. Conrad, Robert Hsiung, William Johnson, Jr., Edward A. MacDonald, Larry M. Sweet
  • Patent number: 10214869
    Abstract: A snow thrower including an auger, a chute, a prime mover, and first and second drive wheels powered by the prime mover configured to be driven at variable speeds. The snow thrower further includes a user interface including a left hand grip and a right hand grip configured to pivot within an angular range of motion relative to an axis of rotation to indicate a direction and a magnitude of a desired turn, a steering sensor, and an electronic control unit configured to control operation of the first and second drive wheels. The user interface is pivoted in a first direction about the axis of rotation, the first and second bumpers are configured to contact the first and second force sensors to apply forces to the first and second force sensors to send first and second signals indicative of the forces to the electronic control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Briggs & Stratton Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher M. Krajewski, Todd William Johnson, James Michael Busse
  • Patent number: 10199858
    Abstract: An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system includes a first port configured to be coupled to an AC power source and a second port configured to be coupled to a load. The system also includes a UPS circuit including a first converter circuit coupled to the first port, a second converter circuit coupled to the second port and a DC bus coupling the first converter circuit to the second converter circuit and configured to be coupled to an auxiliary power source and a third converter circuit coupled to the second port and configured to receive power from a variably available power source. The system further includes a control circuit operatively associated with the UPS circuit and the third converter circuit and configured to cooperatively control the UPS circuit and the third converter circuit to selectively transfer power to the load from the AC power source and the variably available power source and from the variably available power source to the AC power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: Robert William Johnson, Jr., Yu Liu, Bobby L. Compton, Pasi S. Taimela, Robert C. Sebald
  • Patent number: 10196207
    Abstract: An automated storage and retrieval system includes an autonomous rover and a multilevel rack structure. The multilevel rack structure includes columns connected by rail beams transversely spanning between the columns. The rail beams define storage and transport levels and provide riding surfaces for the autonomous rover. The rail beams include integral fatigue resistant rover location apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Symbotic, LLC
    Inventors: John F. Keating, Thomas G. Perry, William Johnson, Jr., Todd E. Kepple, Lawrence A. Margagliano
  • Patent number: 10156386
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment of the invention, there is provided a system for cooling a load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Brooks Automation, Inc.
    Inventors: Allen J. Bartlett, William Johnson, Mark Collins, Sergei Syssoev, Michael J. Eacobacci
  • Publication number: 20180334326
    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: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: Larry Sweet, Kil Kwak, Kirill Pankratov, Russell G. Barbour, William Johnson, Juergen D. Conrad, Juergen Baumbach, Ronald Kyslinger
  • Publication number: 20180336099
    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 31, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventor: Trent William Johnson
  • Patent number: 10114696
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Trent William Johnson
  • Patent number: 10088550
    Abstract: Embodiments relate generally to systems and methods for updating the location information for a gas detector device. A gas detector device may comprise a wireless scanner operable to receive information from one or more passive tags. In some cases, the passive tags may comprise location information. When the gas detector scans a passive tag, the location information stored on the gas detector may be updated accordingly. In some cases, the subsequent readings of the gas detector may be associated with the updated location information. In some cases, the passive tags may be located at critical areas within a facility, such as entrances or exits to locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Kirk William Johnson, Mahdi Javer, Stephen Mroszczak
  • Publication number: 20180267003
    Abstract: Embodiments relate generally to systems and methods for completing processes on a gas detector device using near-field communication between the gas detector device and an NFC tag. The NFC tag may communicate instructions or information to the gas detector device. The NFC tag may be located on or near a gas testing system, comprising gas deliver tube(s), gas tank(s), as well as other elements. In some embodiments, the gas detector device may comprise a single button to simplify interactions with the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Kirk William JOHNSON, Kelly ENGLOT, Stephen MROSZCZAK
  • 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: 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