Patents by Inventor James M. Burton

James M. Burton 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: 4291384
    Abstract: System for dynamically testing the dimensional accuracy of punched tape. A microprocessor controller and modified capstan drive tape reader are utilized to provide large volume checking of punched tape. Dimensional requirements of the tape are tested dynamically at tape reader speeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1980
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1981
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: James M. Burton, Robert L. Miller, Jansey D. Tieden
  • Patent number: 4251858
    Abstract: A distributed microcomputer network is interconnected with a plurality of operator-supervised, numerically controlled (N/C) machines, visual display paging boards, terminal printers and CRT/keyboard terminals for communicating operator-originated CALLs (requests for assistance) to support personnel via the paging boards and terminal printers, and for sensing and transmitting encoded signals representing the STATUS of each machine to a central control room where the current status of the various machines is displayed on a CRT and where a central data processor compiles periodic reports of the operating history of each machine and stores such reports on a permanent recording. The microcomputer network includes a separate microcomputer for each machine for receiving and concentrating CALL and STATUS data at the individual machine level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 1979
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1981
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Arthur E. Cambigue, James M. Burton, Jansey D. Tieden
  • Patent number: 3962618
    Abstract: A following error measurement system for phase analog servo systems is disclosed. The leading or lagging status of a phase analog servo system's command signal with respect to its feedback signal, is used to create a variable width error signal. This variable width error signal controls the counting of modulated command pulses received from the phase analog servo system. Since the frequency of the variable width error signal is proportional to the frequency of the modulated command pulses, the total count is normalized and a pulse weighted count is obtained. In addition, the conditioned variable width error signal controls the transfer of the pulse weighted count to a display system. Because the total count is normalized, the resultant display is also normalized for variations in the rate at which command pulses are applied to the phase analog servo system. Hence the measured following error is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1974
    Date of Patent: June 8, 1976
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: James M. Burton, Jansey D. Tieden