Patents by Inventor Donald L. Packham

Donald L. Packham 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: 20090163140
    Abstract: A remote access and control system for remotely controlling a wide variety of devices using an application installed in a cell phone in conjunction with a control module in communication with the cell phone and the device(s). A portal-based access and control system is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2006
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Inventors: Donald L. Packham, Jay N. Cullimore, David Somner, David Schmidtd
  • Patent number: 5086385
    Abstract: A system for and a method of providing an expandable home automation controller is disclosed which supports multiple numbers and multiple different types of data communications with both appliances and subsystems within the home as well as systems external to the home. The system is based upon a central processor, such as a microprocessor-based computer, and is connected by means of a data bus to control the various products and subsystems within a home or commercial building, such as lighting systems, security systems, various sensors, multiple external terminals, as well as to allow for the input of commands by a variety of means such as touchscreens, voice recognition systems, telephones, custom switches or any device capable of providing an input to a computer system. The system functions can be readily controlled by the user utilizing a high resolution graphics display and associated touchscreen interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 4, 1992
    Assignee: Custom Command Systems
    Inventors: Reuel O. Launey, Peter A. Grendler, Donald L. Packham, James M. Battaglia, Howard E. Levine