Patents by Inventor John McNeill

John McNeill 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: 6399778
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to chemical processes for preparing 2-aryl-6-hydroxy-3-[4-(2-aminoethoxy)benzoyl]benzo[b]-thiophenes. The present invention is also directed to crystalline solvates and a non-solvated crystalline form of 6-hydroxy-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-3-[4-(2-piperidinoethoxy)benzoyl]-benzo[b]thiophene hydrochloride, as well as processes for their preparation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2002
    Assignee: Eli Lilly and Company
    Inventors: Elizabeth Smith LaBell, John McNeill McGill, Randal Scot Miller
  • Patent number: 6218846
    Abstract: An innovative multi-dimensional, low frequency, impedance measurement probe array, measurement system, and method are disclosed for detecting flaws in conductive articles. The device and method provide for contacting a conductive article with an multi-probe array of current and voltage probes, injecting current sequentially through a plurality of current probe pairs and measuring absolute or relative voltages with a plurality of voltage probes and voltage probe pairs across the surface of an article for each current flow condition. The device and method further provide for constructing a voltage profile across the surface of an article where disruptions in the voltage profile enable detection of the presence, location and orientation of flaws for flaw sizes as low as 20 um.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2001
    Assignee: Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    Inventors: Reinhold Ludwig, John A. McNeill, Jennifer A. Stander
  • Patent number: 6177440
    Abstract: A class of novel tricyclics is disclosed together with the use of such compounds for inhibiting sPLA2 mediated release of fatty acids for treatment of conditions such as septic shock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2001
    Assignee: Eli Lilly and Company
    Inventors: Nicholas James Bach, Susan Elizabeth Draheim, Robert Delane Dillard, Edward David Mihelich, Jason Scott Sawyer, Douglas Wade Beight, Michael LeRoy Phillips, Tulio Suarez, Daniel Jon Sall, Jolie Anne Bastian, Michael Lyle Denney, Gary Alan Hite, Michael Dean Kinnick, Robert Theodore Vasileff, John Michael Morin, Jr., Ho-Shen Lin, Michael Enrico Richett, Richard Waltz Harper, John McNeill McGill, III, Benjamin Alan Anderson, Nancy Kay Harn, Richard James Loncharich, Richard Walter Schevitz
  • Patent number: 6090949
    Abstract: The present invention relates to intermediates and processes for preparing benzothiophenes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2000
    Assignee: Eli Lilly and Company
    Inventors: John McNeill McGill, III, Jerry Wayne Misner, Tony Yantao Zhang
  • Patent number: 6025495
    Abstract: The present invention provides processes for the regioselective alkylation of benzothiophenes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2000
    Assignee: Eli Lilly and Company
    Inventors: John McNeill McGill, III, Randal Scott Miller
  • Patent number: 5418498
    Abstract: Low jitter ring oscillators are disclosed. The oscillators obtain their low jitter through the use of gates (100) and interpolators (160) having time delays of superior stability. The stability is obtained with decoupling networks (140) and delay replica generators (222) that isolate power supply noise from critical circuit parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 23, 1995
    Assignee: Analog Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence M. DeVito, John A. McNeill
  • Patent number: 4919283
    Abstract: A safety system helps prevent injury from falls from stacks of containers while loading and unloading container ships using an overhead trolley crane. The crane is of the type including a frame movable in fore and aft gantry directions, a trolley track supported by the frame and a trolley movable along the trolley track in on shore and off shore trolley directions. The trolley includes a container bridle which lifts and lowers the containers during loading and unloading operations. Workers walk on the containers to place and retrieve stacking cones at the corners of the containers. The workers ride in a cage on the bridle in getting onto and off of the containers. The operational status of the crane-normal speed, slow speed or stopped-is visually indicated to the worker by colored lights on the cab. Each worker is tethered to the bridle by a short (6'), two piece safety line in case the worker falls off the stack of containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 24, 1990
    Assignee: Marine Terminals Corporation
    Inventors: Robert E. Riley, John McNeill
  • Patent number: 3941079
    Abstract: A visual locating device for use as an aid in finding lost persons, wherein the device comprises a high-pressure cylinder having a lighter-than-air gas stored therein, and a valve means to control the flow of gas therefrom and into an inflatable balloon. Attached to the balloon is a second valve means wherein a portion of the gas cylinder is operably engaged therein to allow gas to flow into the balloon for inflation -- and, conversely, preventing gas once contained therein from flowing out of the balloon when released. A rotatable cylindrical reel is operably attached and supported by the gas cylinder, the reel forming a spool having a tether line disposed thereon and attached to the balloon, thus allowing the balloon to ascend to the predetermined length of the line, the balloon having a prominent color so as to be easily located. A radar reflective means is also secured to the tether line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 1974
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1976
    Inventor: John McNeill