Patents by Inventor William M. Johnson

William M. 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: 10940435
    Abstract: Implementations described herein relate to features for an integrated aftertreatment system. In one implementation, an integrated aftertreatment system comprises a casing that includes a mating flange having a first constant diameter and a catalyst component configured to mate to the mating flange of the casing. The catalyst component includes a canned body including a first portion sized to a second constant diameter to mate with the first constant diameter of the mating flange. In another implementation, an integrated aftertreatment system comprises a casing, a catalyst component positioned within the casing, a particulate filter having an outer casing with an outlet, and a particulate filter joint coupled to the outer casing of the particulate filter at the outlet. An end of the particulate filter joint is aligned with an end of the particulate filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Cummins Emission Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Juan Manuel Valencia Arcila, Shane O'Connor, Michael T. Lynch, Ryan M. Johnson, Randolph G. Zoran, Alex A. Bethke, Victor C. Chew, Andrew Komisarek, Michael Bates, Jack Erickson, Daniel Edward Novreske, Ryan Robert Welch, Chad Carius, Oscar Chavira, Brandon Leedy, Eric R. Butler, William J. Runde, Bucky Woods
  • Publication number: 20210056640
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide for an automated system for analyzing damage and processing claims associated with an insured item, such as a vehicle. An enhanced claims processing server may analyze damage associated with the insured item using photos/video transmitted to the server from a user device (e.g., a mobile device). The mobile device may receive feedback from the server regarding the acceptability of submitted photos/video, and if the server determines that any of the submitted photos/video is unacceptable, the mobile device may capture additional photos/video until all of the data are deemed acceptable. To aid in damage analysis, the server may also interface with various internal and external databases storing reference images of undamaged items and cost estimate information for repairing previously analyzed damages to similar items. Further still, the server may generate a payment for compensating a claimant for repair of the insured item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Brandmaier, Mark E. Faga, Robert H. Johnson, Daniel Koza, William Loo, Clint J. Marlow, Kurt M. Stricker
  • Patent number: 10929272
    Abstract: A method of operating a telemetry system includes automatically populating a base field of a schema in an event definition using a logging library of the telemetry system for an event of an instrumented application, and automatically populating a conditional field of the schema in the event definition using the logging library in response to a selected condition for the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Amy M. Lewis, Ravi C. Shahani, Mahmood G. Qadir, Wojtek Kozaczynski, Brian R. Crawford, William M. Zintel, George Joy, Brian P. Ellis, Ken Ming-Kin Yip, Vitaliy Titov, Mark E. Russinovich, James O. Todd, Vito J. Sabella, Christopher M. Lang, Jonathan K. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10919060
    Abstract: A fluid dispensing device includes a housing and a reciprocating piston fluid pump coupled to the housing. The reciprocating piston fluid pump includes a piston disposed within a cylinder. The piston is configured to pressurize at least one pumping chamber. A motor is coupled to the housing and connected to the reciprocating piston fluid pump to actuate the piston. A wobble assembly connects the motor to the piston of the reciprocating piston fluid pump. A spray tip connected to an outlet of the at least one pumping chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Graco Minnesota Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Thompson, Jerry D. Horning, William M. Blenkush, Eric J. Finstad, Bradley H. Hines, Marius J. Luczak, Diane Olson, Philip K. Snider, Harold D. Johnson, Jimmy Wing Sum Tam
  • Patent number: 10878507
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide for an automated system for analyzing damage and processing claims associated with an insured item, such as a vehicle. An enhanced claims processing server may analyze damage associated with the insured item using photos/video transmitted to the server from a user device (e.g., a mobile device). The mobile device may receive feedback from the server regarding the acceptability of submitted photos/video, and if the server determines that any of the submitted photos/video is unacceptable, the mobile device may capture additional photos/video until all of the data are deemed acceptable. To aid in damage analysis, the server may also interface with various internal and external databases storing reference images of undamaged items and cost estimate information for repairing previously analyzed damages to similar items. Further still, the server may generate a payment for compensating a claimant for repair of the insured item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Brandmaier, Mark E. Faga, Robert H. Johnson, Daniel Koza, William Loo, Clint J. Marlow, Kurt M. Stricker
  • Publication number: 20200402178
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide for an automated system for analyzing damage to process claims and pre-claim consultations associated with an insured item, such as a vehicle. An enhanced claims processing server may analyze damage associated with the insured item using photos/video transmitted to the server from a user device (e.g., a mobile device). The mobile device may receive feedback from the server regarding the acceptability of submitted photos/video, and if the server determines that any of the submitted photos/video is unacceptable, the mobile device may capture additional photos/video until all of the data are deemed acceptable. In addition, the server may interface with third party entities such as repair shops and may generate a payment for compensating a claimant for repair of the insured item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Brandmaier, Mark E. Faga, Robert H. Johnson, Daniel Koza, William Loo, Clint J. Marlow, Kurt M. Stricker
  • Patent number: 10851945
    Abstract: A pressure vessel for holding fluids includes a tank and a coating disposed on an outer surface of the tank. The tank defines a cavity for holding fluids, and an outer surface of the tank includes a first visual characteristic. The coating includes an indicator layer, an outer layer, and a first intermediate layer. The indicator layer is disposed on the outer surface, the indicator layer including a second visual characteristic that visually contrasts with the first visual characteristic. The outer layer is disposed over the indicator layer, the outer layer including a third visual characteristic that visually contrasts with the second visual characteristic. The first intermediate layer is positioned between the indicator layer and the outer layer, the first intermediate layer being visually transparent or translucent. The disclosure also describes a coating including an indicator layer, an outer layer, and a first intermediate layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY AS
    Inventors: William E. Glaesemann, Joseph M. Gabriel, Derek Anton Johnson
  • Publication number: 20200360045
    Abstract: A surgical apparatus includes a body assembly, a shaft, an acoustic waveguide, an articulation section, an end effector, and a rigidizing member. The shaft extends distally from the body assembly and defines a longitudinal axis. The acoustic waveguide includes a flexible portion. The articulation section is coupled with the shaft. A portion of the articulation section encompasses the flexible portion of the waveguide. The articulation section includes a first member and a second member. The second member is longitudinally translatable relative to the first member. The end effector includes an ultrasonic blade in acoustic communication with the waveguide. The rigidizing member is configured to selectively engage at least a portion of the articulation section to thereby selectively provide rigidity to the articulation section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: William B. Weisenburgh, II, Barry C. Worrell, Jeffrey D. Messerly, Kristen L. D'Uva, Craig N. Faller, John B. Schulte, Kristen G. Denzinger, Joseph E. Hollo, Jason R. Sullivan, Brian D. Black, Frederick L. Estera, David A. Monroe, Stephen M. Leuck, Tylor C. Muhlenkamp, Gregory A. Trees, Gregory W. Johnson, Foster B. Stulen
  • Patent number: 10810677
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide for configuring and transferring multiple data files including image data files using a mobile computing device. A mobile computing device may acquire multiple data files including image files from disparate sources and transmit them to an enhanced image processing server. The enhanced image processing server may analyze the received image files using various techniques. To aid in analysis, the server may also interface with various internal and external databases storing reference images or other reference data of previously analyzed similar data. Further still, the enhanced image processing server may transmit a result of the analysis back to a mobile computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Brandmaier, Mark E. Faga, Robert H. Johnson, Daniel Koza, William Loo, Clint J. Marlow, Kurt M. Stricker
  • Patent number: 10803532
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide for an automated system for analyzing damage and processing claims associated with an insured item, such as a vehicle. An enhanced claims processing server may analyze damage associated with the insured item using photos/video transmitted to the server from a user device (e.g., a mobile device). The mobile device may receive feedback from the server regarding the acceptability of submitted photos/video, and if the server determines that any of the submitted photos/video is unacceptable, the mobile device may capture additional photos/video until all of the data are deemed acceptable. To aid in damage analysis, the server may also interface with various internal and external databases storing reference images of undamaged items and cost estimate information for repairing previously analyzed damages to similar items. Further still, the server may generate a payment for compensating a claimant for repair of the insured item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Brandmaier, Mark E. Faga, Robert H. Johnson, Daniel Koza, William Loo, Clint J. Marlow, Kurt M. Stricker
  • Patent number: 10749869
    Abstract: A system for changing roaming policy configuration on an authentication, authorization, accounting (AAA) system. The system comprises a processor, a non-transitory memory, and an AAA policy change application stored in the non-transitory memory. When executed by the processor, the AAA policy change application launches execution of a plurality of instances of the automation script, monitors a progress of the instances of the automation script, compares the progress of the instances of the automation script to a time remaining of a predefined maintenance time window, where the AAA policy change application is configured to halt an in-progress update of roaming policy configuration on the plurality of AAA nodes based on the comparison of the progress of the instances of the automation script being insufficient relative to the time remaining of the predefined maintenance time window, and copies roaming policy files updated by the automation script to AAA nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: William P. Bryan, Nathan D. Canady, Maria G. Giron, Anthony E. Johnson, Phillip R. King, Erika J. Petzold, Aaron M. Phillips, Bruce E. Ziegler
  • Publication number: 20200197866
    Abstract: Implementations described herein relate to features for an integrated aftertreatment system. In one implementation, an integrated aftertreatment system comprises a casing that includes a mating flange having a first constant diameter and a catalyst component configured to mate to the mating flange of the casing. The catalyst component includes a canned body including a first portion sized to a second constant diameter to mate with the first constant diameter of the mating flange. In another implementation, an integrated aftertreatment system comprises a casing, a catalyst component positioned within the casing, a particulate filter having an outer casing with an outlet, and a particulate filter joint coupled to the outer casing of the particulate filter at the outlet. An end of the particulate filter joint is aligned with an end of the particulate filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: Cummins Emission Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Juan Manuel Valencia Arcila, Shane O'Connor, Michael T. Lynch, Ryan M. Johnson, Randolph G. Zoran, Alex A. Bethke, Victor C. Chew, Andrew Komisarek, Michael Bates, Jack Erickson, Daniel Edward Novreske, Ryan Robert Welch, Chad Carius, Oscar Chavira, Brandon Leedy, Eric R. Butler, William J. Runde, Bucky Woods
  • Patent number: 10685400
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide for an automated system for analyzing damage and processing claims associated with an insured item, such as a vehicle. An enhanced claims processing server may analyze damage associated with the insured item using photos/video transmitted to the server from a user device (e.g., a mobile device). The mobile device may receive feedback from the server regarding the acceptability of submitted photos/video, and if the server determines that any of the submitted photos/video is unacceptable, the mobile device may capture additional photos/video until all of the data are deemed acceptable. To aid in damage analysis, the server may also interface with various internal and external databases storing reference images of undamaged items and cost estimate information for repairing previously analyzed damages to similar items. Further still, the server may generate a payment for compensating a claimant for repair of the insured item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Brandmaier, Mark E. Faga, Robert H. Johnson, Daniel Koza, William Loo, Clint J. Marlow, Kurt M. Stricker
  • Publication number: 20200174284
    Abstract: A head-mounted display may include a display system and an optical system in a housing. The display system may have displays that produce images. Positioners may be used to move the displays relative to the eye positions of a user's eyes. An adjustable optical system may include tunable lenses such as tunable cylindrical liquid crystal lenses. The displays may be viewed through the lenses when the user's eyes are at the eye positions. A sensor may be incorporated into the head-mounted display to measure refractive errors in the user's eyes. The sensor may include waveguides and volume holograms, and a camera for gathering light that has reflected from the retinas of the user's eyes. Viewing comfort may be enhanced by adjusting display positions relative to the eye positions and/or by adjusting lens settings based on the content being presented on the display and/or measured refractive errors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Victoria C. Chan, Christina G. Gambacorta, Graham B. Myhre, Hyungryul Choi, Nan Zhu, Phil M. Hobson, William W. Sprague, Edward A. Valko, Qiong Huang, Branko Petljanski, Paul V. Johnson, Brandon E. Clarke, Elijah H. Kleeman
  • Publication number: 20200170665
    Abstract: An ultrasonic instrument includes a housing, an ultrasonic transducer support by the housing, and an integrated usage indicator. The housing is configured to removably connect to a shaft assembly. The ultrasonic transducer is configured to be acoustically connected to a waveguide and operated a predetermined number of use cycles. The integrated usage indicator is operatively connected to the housing and includes a used state indicator. The used state indicator is configured to indicate to a clinician in a used state when the ultrasonic transducer has been operated at least the predetermined number of use cycles for limiting usage of the ultrasonic transducer to the predetermined number of use cycles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Ryan M. Asher, Brian D. Black, Chad P. Boudreaux, Nathan Cummings, William D. Dannaher, Craig T. Davis, Glenn W. Ellison, Frederick L. Estera, Jacob S. Gee, Geni Giannotti, Timothy S. Holland, Kevin L. Houser, Gregory W. Johnson, Amy M. Krumm, Jason R. Lesko, Stephen M. Leuck, Ion V. Nicolaescu, Candice Otrembiak, Amelia A. Pierce, Eric Roberson, Shan Wan
  • Patent number: 10646271
    Abstract: Methods and devices for controlling motorized surgical devices are provided. In general, the methods and devices can allow a surgical device to grasp and cut tissue. In some embodiments, the device's motor can begin providing power for grasping and/or cutting tissue in response to an output from the device's sensor, the device can adjust power provided by the motor based on whether the device is clamping tissue or is being fired, the device can adjust an amount of power provided by the motor based on an amount of user-applied force to the device's actuator and/or can control drive direction of the motor based on the amount of the force, the device can maintain a force applied to the device, the device can self-shift the motor, and/or the device can adjust an amount of power provided to the device's end effector based on a degree of the end effector's closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Gregory A. Trees, Eric N. Johnson, Chad P. Boudreaux, Robert Laird, Rudolph H. Nobis, Geoffrey S. Strobl, Jason R. Lesko, John A. Hibner, David C. Yates, David M. Locke, William B. Weisenburgh, II, Phillip Clauda
  • Patent number: 10648539
    Abstract: Electric motors are disclosed. The motors are preferably for use in an automated vehicle, although any one or more of a variety of motor uses are suitable. The motors include lift, turntable, and locomotion motors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Nidec Motor Corporation
    Inventors: William D. Moore, Philip S. Johnson, Joshua M. Biro, Paul G. Michaels, Payman Rassoolkhani
  • Patent number: 10647743
    Abstract: Described is a method of fabricating biologically active, unnatural polypeptides. The method includes the steps of selecting a biologically active polypeptide or biologically active fragment thereof having an amino acid sequence comprising ?-amino acid residues, and fabricating a synthetic polypeptide that has an amino acid sequence that corresponds to the sequence of the biologically active polypeptide, but wherein about 14% to about 50% of the ?-amino acid residues found in the biologically active polypeptide or fragment of step (a) are replaced with ?-amino acid residues, and the ?-amino acid residues are distributed in a repeating pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventors: William Seth Horne, Samuel H. Gellman, Lisa M. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10632424
    Abstract: Implementations described herein relate to features for an integrated aftertreatment system. In one implementation, an integrated aftertreatment system comprises a casing that includes a mating flange having a first constant diameter and a catalyst component configured to mate to the mating flange of the casing. The catalyst component includes a canned body including a first portion sized to a second constant diameter to mate with the first constant diameter of the mating flange. In another implementation, an integrated aftertreatment system comprises a casing, a catalyst component positioned within the casing, a particulate filter having an outer casing with an outlet, and a particulate filter joint coupled to the outer casing of the particulate filter at the outlet. An end of the particulate filter joint is aligned with an end of the particulate filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: CUMMINS EMISSION SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Juan Manuel Valencia Arcila, Shane O'Connor, Michael T. Lynch, Ryan M Johnson, Randolph G. Zoran, Alex A. Bethke, Victor C. Chew, Andrew Komisarek, Michael Bates, Jack Erickson, Daniel Edward Novreske, Ryan Robert Welch, Chad Carius, Oscar Chavira, Brandon Leedy, Eric R. Butler, William J. Runde, Bucky Woods
  • Publication number: 20200097623
    Abstract: A computing device is configured to form a data structure modeling a production system. The data structure includes a plurality of process node data elements corresponding to production tasks of a manufacturing process described by the production system. Responsive to input, the computing device stores linking data to link process node data elements to objects that describe characteristics associated with process specifications, manufacturing devices, and other process characteristics. The computing device is also configured to update a set of production system estimates associated with the manufacturing process based on objects, and to compare the set of production system estimates to an acceptance criterion for the production system. The computer device also generates a notification indicating whether the manufacturing process described by the production system is expected to satisfy requirements indicated by the acceptance criterion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: John R. Palmer, William M. Harper, Hung L. Nguyen, Navin B. Johnson, Joseph R. Twardoski, Thomas P. Harper, Joseph R. Cabotaje, Anna Fe J. Garcia