Patents by Inventor Charles Britton

Charles Britton 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: 20200042603
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and tangible, non-transitory, computer readable media is described herein. For example, a system includes a portable non-destructive testing (NDT) device. The NDT device includes a display, a user interface, a memory storing an operations object having a first text in a first language, and a processor. The processor is configured to present the first text on the operations object via the display during an operation of the portable NDT device, and wherein the processor is configured to create a second text in a second language via the user interface of the NDT device, and to present the second text on the operations object as an alternative to the first text via the display during the operation of the NDT device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Chen Goldberger, Bryan David Maule, Thomas Charles Ward, Thomas Durkee Britton
  • Patent number: 10325028
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and tangible, non-transitory, computer readable media is described herein. For example, a system includes a portable non-destructive testing (NDT) device. The NDT device includes a display, a user interface, a memory storing an operations object having a first text in a first language, and a processor. The processor is configured to present the first text on the operations object via the display during an operation of the portable NDT device, and wherein the processor is configured to create a second text in a second language via the user interface of the NDT device, and to present the second text on the operations object as an alternative to the first text via the display during the operation of the NDT device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Chen Goldberger, Bryan David Maule, Thomas Charles Ward, Thomas Durkee Britton
  • Patent number: 7932274
    Abstract: The present invention provides 3-indazoyl-4-pyridylisothiazoles or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, pharmaceutical compositions thereof, and methods of using the same, as well as processes for preparing the same, and intermediates thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Eli Lilly and Company
    Inventors: Thomas Charles Britton, Veronique Dehlinger, Adam Michael Fivush, Sean Patrick Hollinshead, Benjamin Paul Vokits
  • Patent number: 7868014
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compounds of the Formula (I) which are useful for treating conditions associated with mGluR3 receptors, such as depression, schizophrenia and migraine, pharmaceutical compositions thereof, and methods of using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Eli Lilly and Company
    Inventors: Thomas Charles Britton, Veronique Dehlinger, Colin Peter Dell, Bruce Anthony Dressman, Jason Kenneth Myers, Eric Samuel Nisenbaum
  • Publication number: 20090253750
    Abstract: The present invention provides 3-indazoyl-4-pyridylisothiazoles or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, pharmaceutical compositions thereof, and methods of using the same, as well as processes for preparing the same, and intermediates thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2009
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Inventors: Thomas Charles Britton, Veronique Dehlinger, Adam Michael Fivush, Sean Patrick Hollinshead, Benjamin Paul Vokits
  • Publication number: 20080300266
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compounds of the Formula (I) which are useful for treating conditions associated with mGluR3 receptors, such as depression, schizophrenia and migraine, pharmaceutical compositions thereof, and methods of using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2005
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Applicant: Eli Lilly And Company
    Inventors: Thomas Charles Britton, Veronique Dehlinger, Colin Peter Dell, Bruce Anthony Dressman, Jason Kenneth Myers, Eric Samuel Nisenbaum
  • Publication number: 20070182577
    Abstract: A low-power shock sensing system includes at least one shock sensor physically coupled to a chemical storage tank to be monitored for impacts, and an RF transmitter which is in a low-power idle state in the absence of a triggering signal. The system includes interference circuitry including or activated by the shock sensor, wherein an output of the interface circuitry is coupled to an input of the RF transmitter. The interface circuitry triggers the RF transmitting with the triggering signal to transmit an alarm message to at least one remote location when the sensor senses a shock greater than a predetermined threshold. In one embodiment the shock sensor is a shock switch which provides an open and a closed state, the open state being a low power idle state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2006
    Publication date: August 9, 2007
    Inventors: Govindarajan Muralidharan, Charles Britton, James Pearce, Usha Jagadish, Vinod Sikka
  • Publication number: 20070089518
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are described for orthopedic implant assessment. A method includes characterizing wear of an orthopedic implant including measuring a dimension in a direction that defines a path that passes through an articulating surface of a wear element of the orthopedic implant using at least one thickness sensor. An apparatus includes an orthopedic implant including a wear element having an articulating surface; and at least one thickness sensor coupled to the wear element, the at least one thickness sensor measuring a dimension in a direction that defines a path that passes through the articulating surface of the wear element. A method includes characterizing forces within an orthopedic implant including using a plurality of individually addressable pressure sensors including measuring parasitic impedance between at least two of the plurality of individually addressable pressure sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2005
    Publication date: April 26, 2007
    Inventors: Milton Ericson, Charles Britton, Justin Baba, Robert Warmack
  • Publication number: 20060226158
    Abstract: A container (1) having a body and a rim (3) defining an opening for the container, the container being made of a material such as PET or PEN, is manufactured in a two-stage process. The first stage comprises injection moulding a preform (15) which has a rim (3) formed at its mouth and a continuous body-forming portion (32) extending across the preform from the inner periphery (19) of the rim, the rim having an outwardly-directed extent and including a downwardly-extending portion (21) spaced outwardly from the inner periphery and an outwardly-extending portion (5,6,29) located outwardly of the downwardly extending portion. In the second stage the preform is placed in a moulding cavity (56) of a blow moulding apparatus (7) at an elevated temperature with the preform being located by means of the rim (3). The body-forming portion expands in the cavity to form the container side wall (20) and bottom wall (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2004
    Publication date: October 12, 2006
    Inventor: Charles Britton
  • Publication number: 20060108315
    Abstract: A method of manufacture of a bottle which may be closed by a push-on closure, apparatus for manufacturing the same, a bottle and a closure for the bottle. A bottle is manufactured in a multi-component assembly. The bottle preform (not shown) is made by an injection molding technique, having detents on its upwardly and outwardly facing surfaces. It is then transferred to a blow mould where it is first heated, and then shaped by inserting a blow pin through the neck of the preform to stretch it in its longitudinal axis. During this operation, the top surface of the preform is bent down, such that the detent formed on the upwardly facing surface of the preform now extends laterally into the volume of the preform. The stretched preform is then blown to take the shape of the blow mould, forming the bottle. A closure is formed by injection moulding, and is held on the bottle by the laterally extending detents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2003
    Publication date: May 25, 2006
    Inventor: Charles Britton
  • Patent number: 7013595
    Abstract: A chum dispensing assembly comprising a container having a substantially elongated, cylindrical configuration defining a hollow interior for the containment of chum. The container comprises a separable portion movably mounted on or connected to a remainder of the container by a connecting assembly disposed and structured to facilitate substantially linear, axial displacement of the separable portion outwardly from the remainder of the container to form a dispensing opening through which chum passes from the hollow interior. Displacement of the separable portion into the open position is normally accomplished by a predetermined “pulling” force exerted on an upper end of the container when submerged at a location where the chum is intended to be dispensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Inventors: Marc Jelasco, Sandra Nicholson, Charles Britton, Randolph K. Binter
  • Publication number: 20060049873
    Abstract: An operational amplifier input stage provides a symmetrical rail-to-rail input common-mode voltage without turning off either pair of complementary differential input transistors. Secondary, or surrogate, transistor pairs assume the function of the complementary differential transistors. The circuit also maintains essentially constant transconductance, constant slew rate, and constant signal-path supply current as it provides rail-to-rail operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2004
    Publication date: March 9, 2006
    Inventors: Charles Britton, Stephen Smith
  • Publication number: 20050248456
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are described for space charge dosimeters for extremely low power measurements of radiation in shipping containers. A method includes insitu polling a suite of passive integrating ionizing radiation sensors including reading-out dosimetric data from a first passive integrating ionizing radiation sensor and a second passive integrating ionizing radiation sensor, where the first passive integrating ionizing radiation sensor and the second passive integrating ionizing radiation sensor remain situated where the dosimetric data was integrated while reading-out.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2004
    Publication date: November 10, 2005
    Inventors: Charles Britton, Mark Buckner, Gregory Hanson, William Bryan
  • Patent number: 6800651
    Abstract: The present invention relates to potentiators of metabotropic glutamate receptor function and specifically provides compounds of formula I, compositions thereof and methods of using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Assignee: Eli Lilly and Company
    Inventors: Darrell Stephen Coleman, Gunnar Erik Jagdmann, Kirk Willis Johnson, Michael Parvin Johnson, Thomas Hallett Large, James Allen Monn, Darryle Darwin Schoepp, Thomas Charles Britton, Steven Scott Henry, Joseph Patrick Tizzano
  • Publication number: 20040006114
    Abstract: The present invention relates to potentiators of metabotropic glutamate receptor function and specifically provides compounds of formula I, compositions thereof and methods of using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2002
    Publication date: January 8, 2004
    Inventors: Darrell Stephen Coleman, Gunnar Erik Jagdmann, Kirk Willis Johnson, Michael Parvin Johnson, Thomas Hallett Large, James Allen Monn, Darryle Darwin Schoepp, David Anthony Barda, Thomas Charles Britton, Bruce Anthony Dressman, Steven Scott Henry, William Joseph Hornback, Joseph Patrick Tizzano, Michael William Fichtner
  • Publication number: 20030096569
    Abstract: A fish and game cleaning and filleting table comprises a table top having a front edge, back edge and opposing side edges, wherein the back edge is lower than the front edge, an adjustable spraying assembly that pivots in relation to the table top, removable side plates, a vented back plate, gaps defined between the back plate and side plates, tapered legs and a base adapted for mounting the table to a flat surface. The base may also be adapted for mounting the table in a boat or truck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2002
    Publication date: May 22, 2003
    Inventor: Charles Britton
  • Publication number: 20020007071
    Abstract: This invention provides a series of substituted benzimidazoles which are useful in treating or preventing a condition associated with an excess of neuropeptide Y. This invention also provides methods employing these substituted benzimidazoles as well as pharmaceutical formulations with comprise as an active ingredient one or more of these compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2000
    Publication date: January 17, 2002
    Inventors: Thomas Charles Britton, Robert Frederick Bruns, Buddy Eugene Cantrell, Philip Arthur Hipskind, Karen Lynn Lobb, James Arthur Nixon, Paul Leslie Ornstein, Edward C. R. Smith, Hamideh Zarrinmayeh, Dennis Michael Zimmerman, Anne Marie Nunes, James Jeffry Howbert
  • Patent number: 6255494
    Abstract: This invention provides a series of substituted benzimidazoles which are useful in treating or preventing a condition associated with an excess of neuropeptide Y. This invention also provides methods employing these substituted benzimidazoles as well as pharmaceutical formulations with comprise as an active ingredient one or more of these compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2001
    Assignee: Eli Lilly and Company
    Inventors: Thomas Charles Britton, Robert Frederick Bruns, Jr., Buddy Eugene Cantrell, Philip Arthur Hipskind, Karen Lynn Lobb, James Arthur Nixon, Paul Leslie Ornstein, Edward C. R. Smith, Hamideh Zarrinmayeh, Dennis Michael Zimmerman, Anne Marie Nunes, James Jeffry Howbert
  • Patent number: 4599771
    Abstract: A stiffened composite metal panel is made by providing a layer of metal with spaced grooves of a depth less than the thickness of the metal layer for defining separable strips of the layer and, after arranging stripes of bond-preventing material between limited portions of the respective separable strips and a second metal layer, the metal layers are passed between pressure bonding rolls with reduction in the thickness of the layer materials to metallurgically bond a portion of each separable strip to the second metal layer to form a composite metal panel while leaving a portion of each separable strip free of such bonding at the location of the bond-preventing stripe. The separable strips are then broken apart along the grooves and folded away from the second metal layer to form precisely located stiffening ribs in the composite panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1986
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: George Trenkler, Richard Delagi, Charles Britton, Robert J. Schwensfeir, Jr.