Patents by Inventor Bruce L. Crockett

Bruce L. Crockett 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: 5113502
    Abstract: A communications system for industrial controllers includes interface controllers which implement a remote command capability. The remote command feature allows conventional communications commands to be saved at a responding interface controller in a remote command table and performed at a later time. A "SAVE" type remote command includes an ID field and an embedded command. The embedded command is stored in the remote command table at a location corresponding to the ID field. The ID field is used to access the embedded command in subsequent remote commands. A "PERFORM" type remote command contains a string of ID's, which indicates which saved commands are to be performed and the order in which to perform them. When a PERFORM command is received, the conventional command stored in the remote command table is recalled and transmitted onto a communications network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1992
    Assignee: Allen-Bradley Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard A. Merrill, Bruce L. Crockett, Robert C. Strader
  • Patent number: 4942552
    Abstract: A communications system for industrial controllers includes interface controllers which implement a remote command capability. The remote command feature allows conventional communications commands to be saved at a responding interface controller in a remote command table and performed at a later time. A "SAVE" type remote command includes an ID field and an embedded command. The embedded command is stored in the remote command table at a location corresponding to the ID field. The ID field is used to access the embedded command in subsequent remote commands. A "PERFORM" type remote command contains a string of ID's, which indicates which saved commands are to be performed and the order in which to perform them. When a PERFORM command is received, the conventional command stored in the remote command table is recalled and transmitted onto a communications network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1986
    Date of Patent: July 17, 1990
    Assignee: Allen-Bradley Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard A. Merrill, Bruce L. Crockett, Robert C. Strader