His name was changed to "Ichiban" in the English dub.
In the English dub, they say he hopes he will invent something to visit Flint and the others in the 25th century. However, Flint and his friends KNOW he will forget them once Pterry uses his memory erasing beam.
Old Timer in the English dub says electricity shouldn't have been invented at this period, but the means to make electricity were known at this period. However, there was no way to make it useful enough to use the electricity they created.