Patents by Inventor James F. Buckley

James F. Buckley 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: 4760553
    Abstract: A terminal controller system is described wherein several feature cards are plugged into slots on a board, and I/O signal cables are connected between cards and/or remote multiplexors or terminals. A special purpose card identification (ID) bus is driven by the feature cards and received by an ID adapter. The ID adapter has one select line running to each of the slots on the board. The ID adapter enables the select lines one at a time, whereby the selected feature cards drive their IDs onto the ID bus. A processor records the slot population by ID and also can analyze the IDs to determine if a valid configuration exists. The processor then performs a wrap test on each of its ports. This test alters the ID which it wraps and by comparison with the IDs recorded originally, this enables the processor to logically establish the physical link to particular cards connected to the ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 26, 1988
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James F. Buckley, Garrison Q. Kenney, Richard M. Morrison, Michael J. Stember, Edward J. Wendell
  • Patent number: 4630817
    Abstract: A recreation apparatus is disclosed which allows for the operation of a video game apparatus which displays on a television screen one or more video games which include a controllable character and which normally employs a joystick for generating command signals to manipulate the character. The apparatus includes a base, a control rod which is mounted to the base with two degrees of freedom, e.g., rotary displacement of the control rod with respect to the base from an equilibrium position and revolution of the control rod about its own axis from an equilibrium position. A resistance in the form of a spring is provided which impedes movement of the control rod as to both rotary displacement and revolution about its own axis from the equilibrium position. The impedence provided by the spring is sufficient to require the use of substantial muscular exertion by an operator in the play of a video game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1983
    Date of Patent: December 23, 1986
    Assignee: Gym Bee Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: James F. Buckley