Patents by Inventor Brian D. Campbell

Brian D. Campbell 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: 20190337910
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to compounds of formula (I) that are useful as modulators of ?7 nAChR, compositions comprising such compounds, and the use of such compounds for preventing, treating, or ameliorating disease, particularly disorders of the central nervous system such as cognitive impairments in Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and schizophrenia, as well as for L-DOPA induced-dyskinesia and inflammation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: MERCK SHARP & DOHME CORP.
    Inventors: BRENDAN M. CROWLEY, BRIAN T. CAMPBELL, JOSEPH L. DUFFY, THOMAS J. GRESHOCK, DEODIAL G. GUIADEEN, ANDREW JOHN HARVEY, BELINDA C. HUFF, KENNETH J. LEAVITT, VANESSA L. RADA, JOHN M. SANDERS, WILLIAM D. SHIPE, LINDA M. SUEN, IAN M. BELL
  • Patent number: 10459419
    Abstract: A web jam detector and associated method are provided for detecting a jam of feedstock material in a scrap chopper. A web detection bar, mounted to the scrap chopper, includes a plurality of web detection fingers. The plurality of web detection fingers are made of an electrically conductive material, are electrically connected to and extend outwardly from the web detection bar, and are positioned to contact the feedstock material when the scrap chopper is in a closed position. A web jam detection circuit is electrically connected to the web detection bar. In operation, the web jam detection circuit supplies direct current electricity to the web detection bar and generates feedback signals based on a voltage of the web detection bar. The feedback signals are indicative of the presence or absence of the feedstock material at the plurality of web detection fingers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Brian D Campbell, Jesse C James, Bruce M Berriman
  • Publication number: 20190243328
    Abstract: A web jam detector and associated method are provided for detecting a jam of feedstock material in a scrap chopper. A web detection bar, mounted to the scrap chopper, includes a plurality of web detection fingers. The plurality of web detection fingers are made of an electrically conductive material, are electrically connected to and extend outwardly from the web detection bar, and are positioned to contact the feedstock material when the scrap chopper is in a closed position. A web jam detection circuit is electrically connected to the web detection bar. In operation, the web jam detection circuit supplies direct current electricity to the web detection bar and generates feedback signals based on a voltage of the web detection bar. The feedback signals are indicative of the presence or absence of the feedstock material at the plurality of web detection fingers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Brian D. Campbell, Jesse C. James, Bruce M. Berriman
  • Patent number: 10320812
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for hardware-based pattern matching. In an embodiment, an intrusion-prevention system (IPS) identifies a full match between a subject data word comprising subject-data blocks and a signature data pattern comprising signature-data blocks. The IPS receives the subject data word via a network interface, and thereafter makes a partial-match determination that two or more but less than all of the subject-data blocks respectively match the same number of the signature-data blocks stored in partial-match hardware with respect to both value and position. Thereafter, the IPS makes a full-match determination that all of the subject-data blocks respectively match all of the signature-data blocks stored in the IPS's full-match hardware with respect to both value and position. The IPS then stores an indicator that the full-match determination has been made, and may carry out one or more additional intrusion-prevention responses as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: TREND MICRO INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Ronald S. Stites, Craig D. Botkin, Brian K. Campbell
  • Patent number: 9316528
    Abstract: An exceptionally thin load-weighing fork assembly, having its weight sensors mounted on a fork base, overcomes fork-insertion limitations with respect to commonly used standard pallets without sacrificing load-handling capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Cascade Corporation
    Inventors: Lawrence E. Richards, Brian D. Campbell, Brian Sinclair White
  • Patent number: 9296494
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide an ion-thruster stationkeeping method and mounting configuration that reduces the propellant penalty when a single thruster fails, e.g., in the case where only three of a spacecraft's four ion thrusters are available. By improving firing efficiency for the single-thruster failure case, on-board propellant is reduced, thereby allowing increased payload mass. Also, the configuration supports both N/S and E/W stationkeeping using four ion thrusters (or three thrusters for the failure case) and therefore does not require a separate propulsion system or thrusters for E/W stationkeeping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Brian D. Campbell, Neil E. Goodzeit
  • Publication number: 20160047688
    Abstract: An exceptionally thin load-weighing fork assembly, having its weight sensors mounted on a fork base, overcomes fork-insertion limitations with respect to commonly used standard pallets without sacrificing load-handling capacity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Inventors: Lawrence E. RICHARDS, Brian D. CAMPBELL, Brian Sinclair WHITE
  • Patent number: 9114890
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide an ion-thruster stationkeeping method and mounting configuration that reduces the propellant penalty when a single thruster fails, e.g., in the case where only three of a spacecraft's four ion thrusters are available. By improving firing efficiency for the single-thruster failure case, on-board propellant is reduced, thereby allowing increased payload mass. Also, the configuration supports both N/S and E/W stationkeeping using four ion thrusters (or three thrusters for the failure case) and therefore does not require a separate propulsion system or thrusters for E/W stationkeeping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian D. Campbell, Neil E. Goodzeit
  • Patent number: 9117614
    Abstract: A circuit interconnect attaching apparatus is disclosed. The circuit interconnect attaching apparatus has a body adapted to couple to a circuit interconnect device, the body having a first end and a second end, one or more frame connector coupled to the first end of the body, at least one tab portion positioned on an outer surface of the second end of the body, wherein the at least one tab portion for accepting at least one fastener member, and one or more bus connector configured to connect to or disconnect from one or more bus bar that is responsive to rotation of the circuit interconnect device. The circuit interconnect attaching assemblies having the circuit interconnect attaching apparatus and methods of connecting circuit interconnect devices to one or more bus bar are disclosed, as are other aspects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC.
    Inventors: Megan Rahn, Brian D. Campbell, Russell J. Wedemeyer, Thomas W. Hawkins
  • Publication number: 20150064949
    Abstract: A circuit interconnect attaching apparatus is disclosed. The circuit interconnect attaching apparatus has a body adapted to couple to a circuit interconnect device, the body having a first end and a second end, one or more frame connector coupled to the first end of the body, at least one tab portion positioned on an outer surface of the second end of the body, wherein the at least one tab portion for accepting at least one fastener member, and one or more bus connector configured to connect to or disconnect from one or more bus bar that is responsive to rotation of the circuit interconnect device. The circuit interconnect attaching assemblies having the circuit interconnect attaching apparatus and methods of connecting circuit interconnect devices to one or more bus bar are disclosed, as are other aspects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC.
    Inventors: Megan Rahn, Brian D. Campbell, Russell J. Wedemeyer, Thomas W. Hawkins
  • Patent number: 6572082
    Abstract: A door operating apparatus is provided for safely and efficiently opening and/or closing a side door of a railway boxcar by moving a door engagement member laterally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2003
    Assignee: Cascade Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas E. Dixon, James E. Brosh, Brian D. Campbell, Richard R. Estep, Larry D. Marshal
  • Publication number: 20030098451
    Abstract: A door operating apparatus is provided for safely and efficiently opening and/or closing a side door of a railway boxcar by moving a door engagement member laterally.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2001
    Publication date: May 29, 2003
    Applicant: Cascade Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas E. Dixon, James E. Brosh, Brian D. Campbell, Richard R. Estep, Larry D. Marshal
  • Patent number: 5093917
    Abstract: A method for passing data parameters between a calling program and a called subroutine in a command analysis table of a computer stored data base system is disclosed. The method uses special operating codes written in the native language of the command analysis table, that allow the calling program to put pertinent information about the calling parameters into a temporary storage area. The called program or subroutine, uses a second op-code to collect the stored parameters in the temporary storage area. The pulled parameters are then used to initialize local variables and to load parameter values used by the called subroutine, into associated local registers. Information previously stored in the local registers is saved, and returned to the local registers when the subroutine finishes. Pertinent information for returning back to the calling program is also saved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1992
    Assignee: AG Communication Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Brian D. Campbell, Todd L. Chesney, David R. Glick, Dane S. Iverson, Elizabeth A. Koval, Richard L. Miskowski, Kent A. Parkison, Gregory E. Wilson
  • Patent number: 4863610
    Abstract: A device and method for scraping and collecting adsorbent from located areas on developed thin layer chromatography plates and extracting substances from collected adsorbent. The above functions can be performed without additional apparatus. The device is constructed of polypropylene to allow for easy use, manufacture and low cost. The shell surrounds a primary filtering and retaining material and a secondary filter. The adsorbent is removed from the thin layer chromatography plate via a scraping edge and collected by aspirating the adsorbent into the device where it becomes embedded in the primary filtering and retaining material. The device can then be separated to allow facile addition of a solvent to elute the sample out of the device free of adsorbent. The scraping process is improved as a result of the polypropylene contact with the plate, the collection process minimizes loss of removed adsorbent, and the elution/filtration allows easy recovery of developed samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 5, 1989
    Inventor: Brian D. Campbell
  • Patent number: 4288895
    Abstract: This invention is a method of making a flanged half-bearing in which a semi-cylindrical journal bearing shell and two semi-annular end flanges are held in a jig with one flange in contact with each axial end of the shell over a part only of the thickness of the shell, and are welded together by a laser beam weld. The use of laser beam welding together with the restricted area of contact between the shell and the flanges enables the bearing to be made with very little distortion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1979
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1981
    Assignee: The Glacier Metal Company, Limited
    Inventor: Brian D. Campbell