Patents by Inventor Gerald C. Fowler

Gerald C. Fowler 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: 4160242
    Abstract: A reading machine for providing a visual display of textual material. Textual material is stored, e.g., in binary form, in a memory device. The stored binary form includes indexing signals enabling the rapid indexing of the textual material. The textual material desired for display is indicated by, for example, actuation of appropriate keys on a keyboard. The stored textual material is rapidly scanned until the portion is found which corresponds with the desired textual material. Rapid scanning then stops, and the desired textual material is displayed on a suitable display device while scanning occurs at a slower rate, suitable for reading of the displayed textual material. The scanning is controlled by a clock whose pulses are counted to activate a logic circuit which interrogates corresponding address locations within the memory. The clock pulses are counted at a first rate for rapid scanning and at a lower rate for reading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1977
    Date of Patent: July 3, 1979
    Inventors: Gerald C. Fowler, Terence D. Hughey