Patents by Inventor Charles F. Cole

Charles F. Cole 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: 11514514
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a search-directed user interface for online banking applications. An example method may comprise: receiving, via a graphical user interface (GUI) session associated with an authenticated user, a search argument comprising a character string; executing, by a processing device, a search query by matching the character string to account data of one or more accounts that the authenticated user is authorized to access, the account data comprising a plurality of data items representing at least one of: financial product types, financial product identifiers, financial transaction types, financial transaction descriptions, financial transaction amounts, portfolio types, accounts, and aggregated financial indicators; and causing a data set produced by executing the search query to be visually represented via the GUI session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: TEACHERS INSURANCE AND ANNUITY ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Scott M. Blandford, Robert A. Lindenberg, Laura Shragowitz, Charles Reitzel, Albert F. Cole, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8201514
    Abstract: A hydrofoil craft, particularly a method of economically modifying a conventional hull with cambered foils to obtain and calculate increased lift from dense spray and to achieve enhanced craft performance is disclosed. The present invention improves speed, fuel efficiency and rough water stability, reduced pitch and vertical accelerations. A catamaran or V-bottom hull is modified with chine mounted airfoils, flexible dihedral cambered foils positioned beneath the water line and on either side of the bow so as to create turbulence in the forward end of a tunnel(s). Tunnels are created on the V-bottom hull by the chine mounted airfoils. Fixed forward tunnel cambered foil(s) and/or fixed or adjustable center tunnel cambered foils at the stern end of the tunnel to generate lift from pressure caused by dense spray in the tunnel(s) may also be provided. Adjustable cambered stern foils are mounted on the transom end of the tunnels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Inventor: Charles F. Coles
  • Publication number: 20090320737
    Abstract: A hydrofoil craft, particularly a method of economically modifying a conventional hull with cambered foils to obtain and calculate increased lift from dense spray and to achieve enhanced craft performance is disclosed. The present invention improves speed, fuel efficiency and rough water stability, reduced pitch and vertical accelerations. A catamaran or V-bottom hull is modified with chine mounted aerofoils, flexible dihedral cambered foils positioned beneath the water line and on either side of the bow so as to create turbulence in the forward end of a tunnel(s). Tunnels are created on the V-bottom hull by the chine mounted aerofoils. Fixed forward tunnel cambered foil(s) and/or fixed or adjustable center tunnel cambered foils at the stern end of the tunnel to generate lift from pressure caused by dense spray in the tunnel(s) may also be provided. Adjustable cambered stern foils are mounted on the transom end of the tunnels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2007
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Inventor: Charles F. Coles
  • Patent number: 7204196
    Abstract: A hydrofoil craft, particularly a method of economically modifying a conventional hull with cambered foils to obtain and calculate increased lift from dense spray and to achieve enhanced craft performance is disclosed. The present invention improves speed, fuel efficiency and rough water stability, reduced pitch and vertical accelerations. A catamaran or V-bottom hull is modified with chine mounted aerofoils, flexible dihedral cambered foils positioned beneath the water line and on either side of the bow so as to create turbulence in the forward end of a tunnel(s). Tunnels are created on the V-bottom hull by the chine mounted aerofoils. Fixed forward tunnel cambered foil(s) and/or fixed or adjustable center tunnel cambered foils at the stern end of the tunnel to generate lift from pressure caused by dense spray in the tunnel(s) may also be provided. Adjustable cambered stern foils are mounted on the transom end of the tunnels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2007
    Inventor: Charles F. Coles
  • Patent number: 6895883
    Abstract: A hydrofoil craft, particularly a method of economically modifying a conventional hull with cambered foils to obtain and calculate increased lift from dense spray and to achieve enhanced craft performance is disclosed. The present invention improves speed, fuel efficiency and rough water stability, reduced pitch and vertical accelerations. A catamaran or V-bottom hull (20) is modified with chine mounted aerofoils (32, 33, 28, 28A), flexible dihedral cambered foils positioned beneath the water line and on either side of the bow (30, 31) so as to create turbulence in the forward end of a tunnel(s) (26). Fixed forward tunnel cambered foil(s) (28) and/or fixed or adjustable center tunnel cambered foils at the stern (28A) end of the tunnel (26) to generate lift from pressure caused by dense spray in the tunnel(s) (26) may also be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2005
    Inventor: Charles F. Coles
  • Publication number: 20030029370
    Abstract: A hydrofoil craft, particularly a method of economically modifying a conventional hull with cambered foils to obtain and calculate increased lift from dense spray and to achieve enhanced craft performance is disclosed. The present invention improves speed, fuel efficiency and rough water stability, reduced pitch and vertical accelerations. A catamaran or V-bottom hull (20) is modified with chine mounted aerofoils (32, 33, 28, 28A), flexible dihedral cambered foils positioned beneath the water line and on either side of the bow (30, 31) so as to create turbulence in the forward end of a tunnel(s) (26). Fixed forward tunnel cambered foil(s) (28) and/or fixed or adjustable center tunnel cambered foils at the stern (28A) end of the tunnel (26) to generate lift from pressure caused by dense spray in the tunnel(s) (26) may also be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2002
    Publication date: February 13, 2003
    Inventor: Charles F. Coles
  • Patent number: 5311274
    Abstract: A fiber optic refractometer is disclosed for use in on-line measurement of the refractive index of a process fluid. The refractometer does not require light to pass through the process fluid and is hence unaffected by the presence of light diffusing particulate matter in the process fluid. A particular application for which the refractometer is well-suited is the on-line measurement of the hydrogenation state of edible oils (which correlates with refractive index) during the partial hydrogenation process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 10, 1994
    Inventor: Charles F. Cole, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4951591
    Abstract: Hydrofoil craft, particularly a method of economically modifying a conventional hull by means of foils to obtain enhanced lift and rough water stability. The method is characterized by defining an axial tunnel(s) intermediate the bow and transom of a catamaran hull or V-bottom hull modified with chine mounted aerofoils; positioning a flexible dihedral foil beneath the water line and on either side of the bow so as to obstruct and create a turbulence in the forward end of the tunnel, while cushioning shock and lifting the bow; and simultaneously enclosing the transom end of the tunnel with a foil, so as to compress the turbulence and lift the transom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 28, 1990
    Inventor: Charles F. Coles
  • Patent number: 4896621
    Abstract: Hydrofoil craft, particularly a method of economically modifying a conventional hull by means of foils to obtain enhanced lift and rough water stability. The method is characterized by defining an axial tunnel(s) intermediate the bow and transom of a catamaran hull or V-bottom hull modified with chine mounted aerofoils; positioning a flexible dihedral foil beneath the water line and on either side of the bow so as to obstruct and create a turbulence in the forward end of the tunnel, while cushioning shock and lifting the bow; and simultaneously enclosing the transom end of the tunnel with a foil, so as to compress the turbulence and lift the transom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 30, 1990
    Inventor: Charles F. Coles
  • Patent number: 4538672
    Abstract: Apparatus for controlling temperature in accordance with a source temperature that includes a clock pulse generating circuit that triggers each of first and second mono-stable multivibrators which provide opposite phase pulse outputs having durations controlled by the R-C time of thermistor sensing components. A retriggerable monostable multivibrator is then controlled in response to pulse duration difference to provide toggle energization of heating and cooling sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1982
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1985
    Assignee: Conoco Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond C. Overton, Charles F. Cole
  • Patent number: 4530372
    Abstract: A level control apparatus is disclosed for controlling a liquid level between a maximum and a minimum. An elastic circuit generates a reference pulse which receives the pulse and triggers the generation of first and second reference pulses. The first reference pulse has a width which corresponds to the function of the maximum level of liquid and the second reference pulse has a width which corresponds to the function of the minimum of liquid. A capacitance probe supplies an output to a level sensing means which generates an output control pulse which varies in time with respect to the liquid level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1982
    Date of Patent: July 23, 1985
    Assignee: Conoco Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond C. Overton, Charles F. Cole
  • Patent number: 4281547
    Abstract: The integrity of mine roofs and rock bolts is tested by determining the natural frequencies of the roof and bolt. The roof is struck at a plurality of locations and the resulting vibrations sensed with accelerometers. The output of each accelerometer is separated into a plurality of signals of different frequencies by a comb filter having selected band passes. The amplitude of the outputs of each of the band passes of the filter are used to determine the condition of the roof and bolt adjacent each accelerometer. The high amplitude signal resulting from the initial impact of the striking implement is electrically gated from the accelerometer output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1979
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1981
    Assignee: Conoco, Inc. (formerly Continental Oil Company)
    Inventors: Stanley E. Hinshaw, Charles F. Cole, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4279078
    Abstract: A fluid level indicator circuit is used in cooperation with a probe attached to a long wire where the probe has first and second electrodes for contacting the surface of the fluid and leads communicating to the indicator circuit. The water level indicator has a low current high gain transistor and a power source which has sufficient potential to not only properly reverse bias the transistor when the probes are out of contact with the fluid but also properly forward bias when the probes are in contact with conductive fluid. A meter and current adjusting device are provided in series with a collector and emitter to provide an indicator when the probes are in or out of the water. The circuit also has a light to give a visual indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1981
    Assignee: Conoco, Inc.
    Inventors: Stanley E. Hinshaw, Charles F. Cole, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4164871
    Abstract: An electronic guidance system for a push drill that is remotely guided by the operator. The system functions to maintain continual indication as to the attitude of the drilling apparatus, i.e., pitch, roll and distance to rock formations overlying or underlying the drilled stratum, with such indication being made available to the remote operator so that he can control the progression of the drilling apparatus. The drilling apparatus utilizes an instrument package adjacent the drilling mechanism which samples pitch and roll data through accelerometer output, and which monitors the distance of the drill head from adjacent rock formations by means of gamma ray count.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1978
    Date of Patent: August 21, 1979
    Assignee: Continental Oil Company
    Inventors: Charles F. Cole, Jimmie H. Elenburg
  • Patent number: 4011501
    Abstract: A portable apparatus for determining the moisture content in welding electrode coatings is described. The apparatus is suitable for field use, and comprises a source of low voltage direct current, a means for transforming low voltage direct current to high voltage direct current, an electrical circuit including a current indicating means and contacts attachable to a welding electrode whereby the welding electrode coating is included in the electrical circuit. A method of operating the apparatus to determine the amount of moisture in a welding electrode coating is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1975
    Date of Patent: March 8, 1977
    Assignee: Continental Oil Company
    Inventors: Marvin L. Peterson, Charles F. Cole, Jr.
  • Patent number: 3936318
    Abstract: An improved electrical energy storage battery is provided having a case, at least two porous electrolyte containers positioned within the case, a solid hydrogel positioned within the case and between the electrolyte containers, the hydrogel containing an effective amount of an electron transferring agent to render said hydrogel conductive, at least one anode positioned within at least one of the electrolyte containers, at least one cathode positioned within at least one other of the electrolyte containers, a second solid hydrogel positioned within the container for the cathode, said gel being saturated with a compound selected from the group consisting of zinc chloride, zinc oxide, cadmium chloride, and cadmium oxide to render same conductive, and a third solid hydrogel positioned within the container for the anode, said gel being saturated with a compound selected from the group consisting of chromium chloride, chromium oxide, and alkali metal-containing chromate salts to render same conductive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 1975
    Date of Patent: February 3, 1976
    Assignee: Continental Oil Company
    Inventor: Charles F. Cole, Jr.