Patents by Inventor Charles Bradley

Charles Bradley 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: 20190296067
    Abstract: A variable optical filter is disclosed including a bandpass filter and a blocking filter. The bandpass filter includes a stack of alternating first and second layers, and the blocking filter includes a stack of alternating third and fourth layers. The first, second and fourth materials each comprise different materials, so that a refractive index of the first material is smaller than a refractive index of the second material, which is smaller than a refractive index of the fourth material; while an absorption coefficient of the second material is smaller than an absorption coefficient of the fourth material. The materials can be selected to ensure high index contrast in the blocking filter and low optical losses in the bandpass filter. The first to fourth layers can be deposited directly on a photodetector array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Karen Denise HENDRIX, Charles A. Hulse, Richard A. Bradley, Jeffrey James Kuna
  • Publication number: 20190272068
    Abstract: A control interface for controlling the operation of a dispensing device may be provided. The control interface may include a display screen for individually presenting each of multiple options that may be utilized for controlling various operations associated with the dispensing device. The control interface may further include a navigation control, in communication with the display screen, which may be utilized to individually navigate through each of the options on the display screen. The display screen may be actuated to select a displayed option that is associated with performing a dispensing device operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: THE COCA-COLA COMPANY
    Inventors: David R. NEWMAN, Charles Bradley GREEN, J. Ryan EDER, Brandon EDER, Edward Michael GANDELMAN, Harlan Charles PEDEN, III, Matthew Edward O'KELLY, Kris TOMASSON
  • Patent number: 10399838
    Abstract: A dispenser system for providing variable carbonation can include a carbonated water source in communication with a carbonated water valve for controlling flow of carbonated water through the dispenser system; a still water source in communication with a still water valve for controlling flow of still water through the dispenser system; a nozzle in fluid communication with the carbonated water source and still water source; a processing device adapted to modulate the carbonated water and still water valves within a modulate cycle to achieve a ratio of carbonated to non-carbonated water; and a pour mechanism adapted to provide an input to the processing device to dispense the beverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: THE COCA-COLA COMPANY
    Inventor: Charles Bradley Green
  • Publication number: 20190263340
    Abstract: Techniques involve managing lithium battery access on a utility vehicle. In accordance with such techniques, a wakeup circuit includes a set of inputs, a set of outputs, and control logic coupled with the set of inputs and the set of outputs. The control logic is constructed and arranged to, in response to detecting a wakeup event from circuitry of the utility vehicle via the set of inputs, close a switching apparatus of the utility vehicle via the set of outputs to connect a lithium battery of the utility vehicle to a set of loads of the utility vehicle. The control logic is further constructed and arranged to, in response to detecting a sleep event, open the switching apparatus via the set of outputs to disconnect the lithium battery of the utility vehicle from the set of loads of the utility vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Arthur James Harvey, Norman R. Padgett, John Ledden, Robert Charles Bradley, Patrick Dwaine Warden
  • Publication number: 20190233591
    Abstract: A process for the manufacturing of a poly(arylether sulfone) polymer comprising reacting in a solvent mixture comprising a polar aprotic solvent and in the presence of an alkali metal carbonate, a monomer mixture which contains: at least one 1,4:3,6-dianhydrohexitol selected from the group consisting of isosorbide (1), isomannide (2) and isoidide (3); at least one dihaloaryl compound of formula (S): X—Ar1—SO2—[Ar2—(T-Ar3)n—SO2]m—Ar4—X wherein n and m, equal to or different from each other, are independently zero or an integer of 1 to 5; X and X?, equal to or different from each other, are halogens selected from F, Cl, Br, I; each of Ar1, Ar2, Ar3 and Ar4 equal to or different from each other and at each occurrence, is an aromatic moiety, T is a bond or a divalent group optionally comprising one or more than one heteroatom; optionally, at least one dihydroxyl compound different from the diol (AA); optionally, at least one dihaloaryl compound different from the dihalo (BB); and optionally, at least one hydroxyl
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS USA, LLC.
    Inventors: Narmandakh TAYLOR, Charles R. HOPPIN, Ahmed KHAN, Henry BRADLEY, Suresh R. SRIRAM
  • Patent number: 10356978
    Abstract: In a riding mower having a frame, a mower deck supported beneath the frame, a chair on said frame and a source of motive power also supported on said frame and including two hydraulic transaxles depending beneath the frame to each selectively rotate a drive wheel. The frame is supported on forward and rear wheel assemblies with a supporting wheel. The transaxles are supported beneath the frame and pivotally secured thereto by a flange captivating vibration pillows and proximate the driven wheel and an inner pivot rod secured to the frame by apertures in downwardly depending tabs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Bad Boy, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Bradley Covington, Warren Russell Long
  • Patent number: 10351410
    Abstract: A dispenser system for providing variable carbonation can include a carbonated water source in communication with a carbonated water valve for controlling flow of carbonated water through the dispenser system; a still water source in communication with a still water valve for controlling flow of still water through the dispenser system; a nozzle in fluid communication with the carbonated water source and still water source; a processing device adapted to modulate the carbonated water and still water valves within a modulate cycle to achieve a ratio of carbonated to non-carbonated water; and a pour mechanism adapted to provide an input to the processing device to dispense the beverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: THE COCA-COLA COMPANY
    Inventor: Charles Bradley Green
  • Patent number: 10349577
    Abstract: In a riding mower having a frame, a mower deck supported beneath the frame, a chair on said frame and a source of motive power also supported on said frame and including two hydraulic transaxles depending beneath the frame to each selectively rotate a drive wheel. The frame is supported on forward and rear wheel assemblies with a supporting wheel. The transaxles are supported beneath the frame and pivotally secured thereto by a flange captivating vibration pillows and proximate the driven wheel and an inner pivot rod secured to the frame by apertures in downwardly depending tabs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Bad Boy, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Bradley Covington, Warren Russell Long
  • Patent number: 10322688
    Abstract: A battery management system (BMS) controls lithium battery access on a utility vehicle. The BMS includes a battery interface that couples with a lithium battery, a load interface that couples with a set of loads of the utility vehicle, and control circuitry coupled with the battery interface and the load interface. The control circuitry mechanically disconnects the battery interface from the load interface in response to a sleep event. Additionally, after the battery interface is mechanically disconnected from the load interface, the control circuitry mechanically reconnects the battery interface to the load interface in response to a wakeup event. Furthermore, after the battery interface is mechanically reconnected to the load interface, the control circuitry maintains connection between the battery interface and the load interface to convey power from the lithium battery to the set of loads of the utility vehicle through the battery interface and the load interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Textron Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur James Harvey, Norman R. Padgett, John Ledden, Robert Charles Bradley, Patrick Dwaine Warden
  • Patent number: 10312277
    Abstract: A variable optical filter is disclosed including a bandpass filter and a blocking filter. The bandpass filter includes a stack of alternating first and second layers, and the blocking filter includes a stack of alternating third and fourth layers. The first, second and fourth materials each comprise different materials, so that a refractive index of the first material is smaller than a refractive index of the second material, which is smaller than a refractive index of the fourth material; while an absorption coefficient of the second material is smaller than an absorption coefficient of the fourth material. The materials can be selected to ensure high index contrast in the blocking filter and low optical losses in the bandpass filter. The first to fourth layers can be deposited directly on a photodetector array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: VIAVI Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Karen Denise Hendrix, Charles A. Hulse, Richard A. Bradley, Jeffrey James Kuna
  • Publication number: 20190164237
    Abstract: A beverage dispensing system and method include a beverage dispensing device that has a processor and a memory accessible to the processor. The memory stores instructions that when executed by the processor implement a method that includes receiving a beverage selection, and comparing the beverage selection to predefined controls. The selected beverage is dispensed in response to the comparison.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: David R. NEWMAN, Charles Bradley GREEN
  • Patent number: 10301432
    Abstract: A process for the manufacturing of a poly(arylether sulfone)polymer comprising reacting in a solvent mixture comprising a polar aprotic solvent and in the presence of an alkali metal carbonate, a monomer mixture which contains: at least one 1,4:3,6-dianhydrohexitol selected from the group consisting of isosorbide (1), isomannide (2) and isoidide (3); at least one dihaloaryl compound of formula (S): X—Ar1—SO2—[Ar2—(T-Ar3)n—SO2]m—Ar4—X??formula (S) wherein n and m, equal to or different from each other, are independently zero or an integer of 1 to 5; X and X?, equal to or different from each other, are halogens selected from F, Cl, Br, I; each of Ar1, Ar2, Ar3 and Ar4 equal to or different from each other and at each occurrence, is an aromatic moiety, T is a bond or a divalent group optionally comprising one or more than one heteroatom; optionally, at least one dihydroxyl compound different from the diol (AA); optionally, at least one dihaloaryl compound different from the dihalo (BB); and optionally, at leas
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS USA, LLC.
    Inventors: Narmandakh Taylor, Charles R. Hoppin, Ahmed Khan, Henry Bradley, Suresh R. Sriram
  • Patent number: 10231020
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a request for sports programming recommendation, responsive to the receiving step, determining an upcoming program vector and a weighted historical vector, performing a similarity calculation comparing the upcoming program vector and the weighted historical vector to derive a recommendation score, and generating a recommendation based on the recommendation score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: The DirecTV Group, Inc
    Inventors: Ashok Sahu, Raymond Hsu, Charles Bradley Rice
  • Patent number: 10188033
    Abstract: In a riding mower having a frame, a mower deck supported beneath the frame, a chair on said frame and a source of motive power also supported on said frame and including two hydraulic transaxles depending beneath the frame to each selectively rotate a drive wheel. The frame is supported on forward and rear wheel assemblies with a supporting wheel. The transaxles are supported beneath the frame and pivotally secured thereto by a flange captivating vibration pillows and proximate the driven wheel and an inner pivot rod secured to the frame by apertures in downwardly depending tabs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Bad Boy, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Bradley Covington, Warren Russell Long
  • Publication number: 20180338180
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a request for sports programming recommendation, responsive to the receiving step, determining an upcoming program vector and a weighted historical vector, performing a similarity calculation comparing the upcoming program vector and the weighted historical vector to derive a recommendation score, and generating a recommendation based on the recommendation score.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: Ashok Sahu, Raymond Hsu, Charles Bradley Rice
  • Patent number: 10017169
    Abstract: A motion control system controls movement of a utility vehicle. The motion control system includes an electric brake that (i) provides mechanical resistance which inhibits a motor of the utility vehicle from turning when the electric brake is unpowered and (ii) removes the mechanical resistance to allow the motor of the utility vehicle to turn when power is provided to the electric brake. The motion control system further includes a lithium BMS having a contactor that closes to provide electrical access to a lithium battery and opens to remove electrical access to the lithium battery. The motion control system further includes control circuitry coupled with the electric brake and the lithium BMS. The control circuitry directs the lithium BMS to maintain closure of the contactor to provide power from the lithium battery to the electric brake in response to receipt of a tow signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Textron Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur James Harvey, Norman R. Padgett, John Ledden, Robert Charles Bradley, Patrick Dwaine Warden
  • Publication number: 20180186316
    Abstract: A battery management system (BMS) controls lithium battery access on a utility vehicle. The BMS includes a battery interface that couples with a lithium battery, a load interface that couples with a set of loads of the utility vehicle, and control circuitry coupled with the battery interface and the load interface. The control circuitry mechanically disconnects the battery interface from the load interface in response to a sleep event. Additionally, after the battery interface is mechanically disconnected from the load interface, the control circuitry mechanically reconnects the battery interface to the load interface in response to a wakeup event. Furthermore, after the battery interface is mechanically reconnected to the load interface, the control circuitry maintains connection between the battery interface and the load interface to convey power from the lithium battery to the set of loads of the utility vehicle through the battery interface and the load interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Arthur James Harvey, Norman R. Padgett, John Ledden, Robert Charles Bradley, Patrick Dwaine Warden
  • Publication number: 20180186355
    Abstract: A motion control system controls movement of a utility vehicle. The motion control system includes an electric brake that (i) provides mechanical resistance which inhibits a motor of the utility vehicle from turning when the electric brake is unpowered and (ii) removes the mechanical resistance to allow the motor of the utility vehicle to turn when power is provided to the electric brake. The motion control system further includes a lithium BMS having a contactor that closes to provide electrical access to a lithium battery and opens to remove electrical access to the lithium battery. The motion control system further includes control circuitry coupled with the electric brake and the lithium BMS. The control circuitry directs the lithium BMS to maintain closure of the contactor to provide power from the lithium battery to the electric brake in response to receipt of a tow signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Arthur James Harvey, Norman R. Padgett, John Ledden, Robert Charles Bradley, Patrick Dwaine Warden
  • Patent number: D830419
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventors: Charles Bradley Covington, Warren Russell Long
  • Patent number: D830420
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventors: Charles Bradley Covington, Warren Russell Long