Patents by Inventor Charles A. Powers

Charles A. Powers 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).

  • Publication number: 20200147565
    Abstract: The presently disclosed subject matter relates to a system for customizing a cosmetic product. The system includes: an interface device, in electronic communication with a single batch formulation device. The single batch formulation device is configured to formulate a customized cosmetic product, and a threaded container configured, to be imported into the single batch formulation device containing a base and exported from the single batch formulation device containing the customized cosmetic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: Blee, LLC
    Inventors: Charles C Brandon, Travis Floyd, Peter Phillips, Phil Powers
  • Patent number: 10625226
    Abstract: The presently disclosed subject matter relates to a system for customizing a cosmetic product. The system includes: an interface device, in electronic communication with a single batch formulation device. The single batch formulation device is configured to formulate a customized cosmetic product, and a threaded container configured, to be imported into the single batch formulation device containing a base and exported from the single batch formulation device containing the customized cosmetic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Blee, LLC
    Inventors: Charles C. Brandon, Travis Floyd, Peter Phillips, Phil Powers
  • Publication number: 20190366285
    Abstract: The presently disclosed subject matter relates to a system for customizing a cosmetic product. The system includes: an interface device, in electronic communication with a single batch formulation device. The single batch formulation device is configured to formulate a customized cosmetic product, and a threaded container configured to be imported into the single batch formulation device containing a base and exported from the single batch formulation device containing the customized cosmetic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: Blee, LLC
    Inventors: Charles C. Brandon, Travis Floyd, Peter Phillips, Phil Powers
  • Patent number: 10487099
    Abstract: Methods of synthesis of hypervalent iodine reagents and methods for oxidation of organic compounds are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: The Texas A&M University System
    Inventors: David Charles Powers, Asim Maity, Sung-Min Hyun
  • Publication number: 20190264388
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to methods of making novel dissolving wood pulps by processes comprising acid prehydrolysis, pulping, and a multi-stage bleaching process comprising oxidation with a catalyst and peroxide under acidic conditions, as well as to products made therefrom having a combination of medium-purity, low viscosity, and improved reactivity, filterability, and/or clogging that can be used as a substitute for traditional high-purity dissolving pulps in a wide variety of applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Arthur J. Nonni, Charles E. Courchene, Harry R. Bartges, James M. Keough, William A. Howell, Jeremy M. Carter, Blair R. Carter, Christopher M. Slone, Philip A. Powers, Steven T. Haywood
  • Publication number: 20190002487
    Abstract: Methods of synthesis of hypervalent iodine reagents and methods for oxidation of organic compounds are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: The Texas A&M University System
    Inventors: David Charles Powers, Asim Maity, Sung-Min Hyun
  • Patent number: 9154458
    Abstract: Systems (1900) and methods (2300, 2400) for use in a network node (1901-1903). The methods involve: receiving a Data Communication (“DC”) from Data Link Layer Software (“DLLS”); identifying an IDentity Parameter (“IDP”) contained in DC which comprises a False Value (“FV”) specifying false information about the node or DC; obtaining a True Value (“TV”) specifying true information about the node or DC; replacing the FV with the TV to generate a modified DC; and forwarding the modified DC to Network Layer Software (“NLS”). The methods also involve: receiving a Data Unit (“DU”) from NLS comprising a Transport Layer Header (“TLH”) and a Network Layer Header (“NLH”) including TVs specifying true information about the node or FDU; obtaining a FV which specifies false information about the node or FDU; replacing a TV of DU with the FV so as to form a Modified Data Unit (“MDU”); and forwarding MDU to DLLS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Harris Corporation
    Inventors: Wayne B. Smith, Charles Powers, Ellen K. Lin, Christopher T. Dowin, Ryan E. Sharpe
  • Patent number: 9130907
    Abstract: A switch and methods for its use are disclosed. The switch includes input and output circuitry for receiving and forwarding data packets to computing devices connected to the network. The switch also includes a memory configured to store a number of tables relating the ports to the physical addresses of computing devices connected to the switch. The switch is capable of correctly forwarding data packets which specify false identity parameters. The switch is also capable of dynamic forwarding used to forward data packets across many paths to the destination. The switch is also capable of forwarding data packets to one of a number of output ports based on a comparison of at least one of the identity parameters that specifies false information to a table stored in memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Harris Corporation
    Inventors: Wayne B. Smith, Charles Powers, Margaret Knepper
  • Patent number: 8959573
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for processing data messages in a dynamic computer network is disclosed. The method includes implementing a mission plan specifying a message type, a message generation location, and a message distance vector for false messages, receiving a data message that includes a plurality of identity parameters, and determining a message type and a message distance vector for the received message. The network device is configured to generate false messages and process received messages. If the message type is a false message and the distance vector of the false message has been exhausted, the data message is dropped. If the distance vector of the false message has not been exhausted, transmitting the false message in accordance with the mission plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Harris Corporation
    Inventors: Wayne B. Smith, Charles Powers, Ellen K. Lin, Christopher T. Dowin, Ryan E. Sharpe
  • Publication number: 20130298181
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for processing data messages in a dynamic computer network is disclosed. The method includes implementing a mission plan specifying a message type, a message generation location, and a message distance vector for false messages, receiving a data message that includes a plurality of identity parameters, and determining a message type and a message distance vector for the received message. The network device is configured to generate false messages and process received messages. If the message type is a false message and the distance vector of the false message has been exhausted, the data message is dropped. If the distance vector of the false message has not been exhausted, transmitting the false message in accordance with the mission plan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: HARRIS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wayne B. Smith, Charles Powers, Ellen K. Lin, Christopher T. Dowin, Ryan E. Sharpe
  • Publication number: 20130294446
    Abstract: A switch and methods for its use are disclosed. The switch includes input and output circuitry for receiving and forwarding data packets to computing devices connected to the network. The switch also includes a memory configured to store a number of tables relating the ports to the physical addresses of computing devices connected to the switch. The switch is capable of correctly forwarding data packets which specify false identity parameters. The switch is also capable of dynamic forwarding used to forward data packets across many paths to the destination. The switch is also capable of forwarding data packets to one of a number of output ports based on a comparison of at least one of the identity parameters that specifies false information to a table stored in memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: HARRIS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wayne B. Smith, Charles Powers, Margaret Knepper
  • Publication number: 20130298227
    Abstract: Systems (1900) and methods (2300, 2400) for use in a network node (1901-1903). The methods involve: receiving a Data Communication (“DC”) from Data Link Layer Software (“DLLS”); identifying an IDentity Parameter (“IDP”) contained in DC which comprises a False Value (“FV”) specifying false information about the node or DC; obtaining a True Value (“TV”) specifying true information about the node or DC; replacing the FV with the TV to generate a modified DC; and forwarding the modified DC to Network Layer Software (“NLS”). The methods also involve: receiving a Data Unit (“DU”) from NLS comprising a Transport Layer Header (“TLH”) and a Network Layer Header (“NLH”) including TVs specifying true information about the node or FDU; obtaining a FV which specifies false information about the node or FDU; replacing a TV of DU with the FV so as to form a Modified Data Unit (“MDU”); and forwarding MDU to DLLS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: HARRIS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wayne B. Smith, Charles Powers, Ellen K. Lin, Christopher T. Dowin, Ryan E. Sharpe
  • Publication number: 20050212458
    Abstract: An electronic control system especially for non-linear loads, such as high pressure sodium (HPS) lamps, includes an active power factor correction circuit (APFC). The system provides a power factor correction of above 0.95; total harmonic distortion (THD) below 5%; lamp crest factor (LCF) close to unity; efficient power consumption and reliable open circuit voltage (OCV) under all power line conditions. A ballast would include integrated circuits (ICs) and a four-arm transistor bridge which is directly driven by integrated circuits. The bridge generates reversal of polarity to the load. An approximate average current feedback is derived from a load current. A resistor divider in parallel with the load provides voltage feedback. The average current feedback and voltage feedback are added together to provide an approximation of power consumed by the load, without the complex circuitry required for a true power feedback of current multiplied by voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2004
    Publication date: September 29, 2005
    Inventors: Charles Powers, Robert Feldstein
  • Publication number: 20050191180
    Abstract: A propeller hub assembly having a through-hub exhaust propeller hub characterized by an interior overlap zone defined by the composite interior dimensions of a selected number of conventional propeller hubs and optionally fitted with a removable exhaust ring and/or sized ventilation plugs. The hub assembly of this invention includes specially designed driver adaptors for insertion in the overlap zone of a universal propeller hub and accommodating corresponding conventional OEM factory thrust washers normally used in the conventional propeller hubs. The overlap zone design facilitates installation of the propeller hub assembly on any conventional lower unit outdrive utilizing the OEM factory thrust washers and corresponding driver adaptors. The exhaust ring and sized ventilation plugs facilitate optimum engine exhaust porting through the hub assembly for various applications, such as racing and other high performance operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2004
    Publication date: September 1, 2005
    Inventor: Charles Powers
  • Publication number: 20050186861
    Abstract: An exterior progressive shear shoulder assembly which is adapted for connecting a marine propeller to a propeller drive shaft in such a manner that a selected torsional resistance of the propeller with respect to the drive shaft is achieved. In one embodiment a driver engaging the propeller drive shaft also receives a driver adaptor that fits inside the propeller hub and drivingly engages the propeller through interfacing torsion members such as torsion ribs and/or selected sets of shear rods, each having a selected length, composition and resilience. In another embodiment the drive shaft directly engages the driver adaptor. In the event that the rotating propeller inadvertently strikes or is entangled in an underwater object, the fixed or replaceable torsion ribs and/or shear rods deform and may shear between the propeller hub and driver adaptor to allow rotation of the driver adaptor in the propeller hub and absorb the torque shock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2005
    Publication date: August 25, 2005
    Inventor: Charles Powers
  • Patent number: 4441556
    Abstract: A diverter tool and method of use thereof for use in setting a cement plug in a well. The tool comprises a hollow cylindrical body provided with a plurality cylindrical ports, the axes of which form a plane essentially perpendicular to the axis of the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1981
    Date of Patent: April 10, 1984
    Assignee: Standard Oil Company
    Inventors: Charles A. Powers, George B. Holman
  • Patent number: 4370166
    Abstract: A 9 to 12 ppg (1.08 to 1.4 kg/liter) cement slurry for use in oil well type completions which comprises hydraulic cement about 10 to about 30 weight percent hollow glass microspheres based on the weight of the cement and sufficient water to form a pumpable slurry with an API free water content of no more than about 2 volume percent. This slurry is preferably mixed with an amount of water required to produce a slurry with the hydraulic cement having at least an API minimum water content and an API free water content of no more than about 2 volume percent and an additional amount of water equal to about 1.3 to about 1.8 weight percent water based on the weight of the hydraulic cement for each weight percent of the microspheres. The microspheres have true particle densities of at least 0.2 gm/cm.sup.3, hydrostatic collapse strengths of at least 500 psi (3447 kPa) and average particle diameters of less than about 500 microns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1981
    Date of Patent: January 25, 1983
    Assignee: Standard Oil Company (Indiana)
    Inventors: Charles A. Powers, George B. Holman, Robert C. Smith
  • Patent number: 4305758
    Abstract: A 9 to 12 ppg (1.08 to 1.4 kg/liter) cement slurry for use in oil well type completions which comprises hydraulic cement about 10 to about 30 weight percent hollow glass microspheres based on the weight of the cement and sufficient water to form a pumpable slurry with an API free water content of no more than about 2 volume percent. This slurry is preferably mixed with an amount of water required to produce a slurry with the hydraulic cement having at least an API minimum water content and an API free water content of no more than about 2 volume percent and an additional amount of water equal to about 1.3 to about 1.8 weight percent water based on the weight of the hydraulic cement for each weight percent of the microspheres. The microspheres have true particle densities of about 0.2 to about 0.5 gm/cm.sup.3, hydrostatic collapse strengths of at least 500 psi (3447 kPa) and average particle diameters of less than about 500 microns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 1980
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1981
    Assignee: Standard Oil Company (Indiana)
    Inventors: Charles A. Powers, Robert C. Smith, George B. Holman
  • Patent number: 4252193
    Abstract: A 9 to 12 ppg (1.08 to 1.4 kg/liter) cement slurry for use in oil well type completions which comprises hydraulic cement about 10 to about 30 weight percent hollow glass microspheres based on the weight of the cement and sufficient water to form a pumpable slurry with an API free water content of no more than about 2 volume percent. This slurry is preferably mixed with an amount of water required to produce a slurry with the hydraulic cement having at least an API minimum water content and an API free water content of no more than about 2 volume percent and an additional amount of water equal to about 1.3 to about 1.8 weight percent water based on the weight of the hydraulic cement for each weight percent of the microspheres. The microspheres have true particle densities of about 0.2 to about 0.5 gm/cm.sup.3, hydrostatic collapse strengths of at least 500 psi (3447 kPa) and average particle diameters of less than about 500 microns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1979
    Date of Patent: February 24, 1981
    Assignee: Standard Oil Company (Indiana)
    Inventors: Charles A. Powers, Robert C. Smith, George B. Holman
  • Patent number: D683524
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Inventor: John Charles Power