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: 9968036
    Abstract: A method of controlling operation of a side-shaking mechanism in a combine is provided. The method includes enabling the side-shaking mechanism, and moving the side-shaking mechanism to a predetermined zero position. The method includes receiving incline data representing the inclination of the combine, and receiving sensed data representing at least one operating condition of a combine system. The method includes causing the side-shaking mechanism to increase the distance of movement of the at least one sieve in the side-to-side motion, or decrease the distance of movement of the at least one sieve in the side-to-side motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Orlin W. Johnson, Dale William Panoushek, Craig E. Murray
  • Patent number: 9970822
    Abstract: A host device and temperature monitoring device (TMD) integrated assembly that can automatically collect temperature data and interface with a workflow management system. The TMD is provided in a portable housing and incorporates one or more temperature sensors, such as a physical probe, infrared sensor, or RFID transceiver, along with an interface for communicating via a wired connection with a host device that has been programmed with temperature management tasks. The TMD may be used to automatically collect temperatures and provide the data to the host for monitoring and tracking as part of a comprehensive workflow management system that includes food safety monitoring and compliance programs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Inventors: Rahi Roshandel, Brian Johnson, William Denale, Bernard Baker
  • Publication number: 20180127397
    Abstract: The invention relates to new quinoxaline derivative compounds, to pharmaceutical compositions comprising said compounds, to processes for the preparation of said compounds and to the use of said compounds in the treatment of diseases, e.g. cancer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Gordon SAXTY, Christopher William MURRAY, Valerio BERDINI, Gilbert Ebai BESONG, Christopher Charles Frederick HAMLETT, Christopher Norbert JOHNSON, Steven John WOODHEAD, Michael READER, David Charles REES, Laurence Anne MEVELLEC, Patrick René ANGIBAUD, Eddy Jean Edgard FREYNE, Tom Cornelis Hortense GOVAERTS, Johan Erwin Edmond WEERTS, Timothy Pietro Suren PERERA, Ronaldus Arnodus Hendrika Joseph GILISSEN, Berthold WROBLOWSKI, Jean Fernand Armand LACRAMPE, Alexandra PAPANIKOS, Olivier Alexis Georges QUEROLLE, Elisabeth Thérèse Jeanne PASQUIER, Isabelle Noëlle Constance PILATTE, Pascal Ghislain André BONNET, Werner Constant Johan EMBRECHTS, Rhalid AKKARI, Lieven MEERPOEL
  • Publication number: 20180128954
    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: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Benton Free, Martin B. Wolk, Rolf W. Biernath, Stephen A. Johnson, William W. Merrill, William F. Edmonds, Claire A. Jalbert
  • Publication number: 20180127300
    Abstract: A method for forming a hole in a glass or glass-ceramic sheets includes scoring a major surface of a glass or glass-ceramic sheet to define the hole, placing the sheet on receiving surface of a mount where a cavity is formed in the receiving surface such that a peripheral edge of the cavity is positioned external to the area bounded by the first score, and fracturing the sheet along the first score to break away the portion of the sheet defined by the first score, wherein the broken away portion of the sheet is contained within the cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: L. Urdenis Johnson, Michael Albert Joseph, II, Matthew John Towner, Kevin William Uhlig
  • Publication number: 20180129476
    Abstract: A true random number generator (TRNG) uses an analog circuit with a ring oscillator configured to collapse from an unstable oscillation state to a stable oscillation state at a random collapse time and counter counting a counter value representing the random collapse time. Various techniques are used to harden the TRNG including a truncator generating a true random number based on a truncation of the reference count value and a dedicated voltage regulator supplying power to the analog core including the ring oscillator. Techniques also include various solutions for drawing a constant current such as using a Gray code counter and adding noise current during and/or after the collapse event with a dummy inverter chain. Bit churning, bit obfuscation entropy enhancers and various post processing techniques may be employed to further harden the TRNG. An attack detection module may raise alerts when the TRNG is being attacked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: William WESSON, Scott JOHNSON, Karthika PERIYATHAMBI, Lynn BOS
  • Publication number: 20180118748
    Abstract: Provided herein are compounds useful for improving mRNA splicing in a cell. Exemplary compounds provided herein are useful for improving mRNA splicing in genes comprising at least one exon ending in the nucleotide sequence CAA. Methods for preparing the compounds and methods of treating diseases of the central nervous system are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Susan A. Slaugenhaupt, Graham Johnson, William D. Paquette, Wei Zhang, Juan Marugan
  • Publication number: 20180117129
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to neurotoxins and uses thereof. In particular, provided herein are botulinum neurotoxins with altered properties and uses thereof (e.g., research, screening, and therapeutic uses).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
  • 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: 20180107845
    Abstract: Provided are systems, methods, and apparatus for protecting an integrated circuit against invasive attacks and various forms of tampering. A defensive mechanism is an active physical security shield that includes an array of traces at a high metal of the integrated circuit, covering a high percentage of the surface area of that layer, and a collection of digital logic components that drive signals across the traces. The driving of the signals across the traces is done in an active manner such that a short, open, or stuck-at fault on any of the traces is detected within a very short period of time. The active security system is connected to or in communication with an alert response mechanism, such that a fault detected by the security system results in a signal being sent to the alert response mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: William WESSON, Scott JOHNSON, Lynn BOS
  • Publication number: 20180104388
    Abstract: A method and system assist a physician in controlling pressure in a line during a surgery. The method includes filtering a vacuum signal such that portions of the vacuum signal having a frequency greater than a threshold frequency (e.g., ten Hz) are not passed. Thus a filtered vacuum signal is provided. The method also includes providing a control signal to a vacuum source. The control signal is selected from the vacuum signal and the filtered vacuum signal. The vacuum source provides a vacuum having a level based on the control signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Andrew Mason Hahn, Andrew David Johnson, Brian William McDonell
  • 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: 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: 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
  • 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
    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