Patents by Inventor James Randall Beckers

James Randall Beckers 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: 9942187
    Abstract: A system and method to provide a message handling system (eg email) user an alert when one or more messages remain in the outbox of the message handling system after the message transmission process has completed more than a user definable number of times or has been in the outbox longer than a user definable amount of time. Once alerted the user will have the option to take one or more actions (independent of the system and method) to remove the message or messages from the outbox.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Inventors: Harry Leonard Perper, James Randall Beckers, Mark Meister
  • Publication number: 20170175707
    Abstract: A wind driven electricity generator may have a tower with a set of stationary airfoils mounted thereon. Each airfoil may have a slot on a low pressure side of the airfoil. Air flow may through the slot relative to an inside of the airfoil. Air flowing through the airfoil may flow through the tower. The air flowing through the tower may turn a rotor (or propeller). The rotor may turn an electrical generator to generate electricity. Each airfoil may have a slot on a high pressure side. Air flowing through the slot on the high pressure side may turn the rotor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: James Randall BECKERS, William Harbin DUKE
  • Publication number: 20170093158
    Abstract: A system is described that turns off a high power, power supply when a device no longer needs high power. A low power, power supply or a rechargeable battery provides power to determine when the device again needs high power. The low power supply consumes a minimum possible power when the device does not need high power and the power rechargeable battery is not charged. That is, the high power and low power, power supplies are turned on or off based on the real time power consumption need of the device and the charged state of the battery. The power need of the device is monitored by a current shunt monitoring circuit and a control signal monitoring circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Applicant: CHEMTRON RESEARCH LLC
    Inventors: Harry Leonard PERPER, James Randall BECKERS
  • Patent number: 9553448
    Abstract: A system is described that turns off a high power, power supply when a device no longer needs high power. A low power, power supply or a rechargeable battery provides power to determine when the device again needs high power. The low power supply consumes a minimum possible power when the device does not need high power and the power rechargeable battery is not charged. That is, the high power and low power, power supplies are turned on or off based on the real time power consumption need of the device and the charged state of the battery. The power need of the device is monitored by a current shunt monitoring circuit and a control signal monitoring circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: CHEMTRON RESEARCH LLC
    Inventors: Harry Leonard Perper, James Randall Beckers
  • Publication number: 20160308814
    Abstract: A system that alerts a sender of an email message as to the addressees of the email, when the email is determined to be sensitive, such as when it includes a word such a “confidential”. The user can allow the message to be sent or go back to a mail create/edit operation where the message or list of addresses can be revised. Trigger words can be stored in a table or database. The system also detects sensitive words in attachments. The sensitive words detected and their locations can be shown in a pop-up message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventors: Mark MEISTER, James Randall Beckers
  • Patent number: 9406048
    Abstract: A system that alerts a sender of an email message as to the addressees of the email when the email is determined to be sensitive, such as when it includes a word such a “confidential”. The user can allow the message to be sent or go back to a mail create/edit operation where the message or list of addresses can be revised. Trigger words can be stored in a table or database. The system also detects sensitive words in attachments. The sensitive words detected and their locations can be shown in a pop-up message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Inventors: Mark Meister, James Randall Beckers
  • Publication number: 20150250247
    Abstract: A motorcycle helmet that includes one or more white light type beam forming LEDs (LEDs with lenses that form a beam) mounted in the front of the helmet, such as the helmet forehead area. The LEDs may function as a headlight that may supplement the motorcycle headlight. The beam(s) projected by the LEDS can be steered or aimed at an object by the helmet wearer and may help the rider and motorcycle be more visible to oncoming vehicles or vehicles entering from a side road while at the same time having a downward pointing aspect and a power hat does not create glare for other drivers. The LEDS may be in a self contained module mounted on the outside of the helmet. The LEDs may be mounted or embedded in the outer shell of the helmet with the batteries and electronics being inside the shell and within the foam type compressible inner shell. The batteries and electronics may also be within the helmet neck roll near the bottom rim of the helmet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventors: James Randall Beckers, Brad Bion Piepmeier, Jeffrey Lynn Eaby, William Harbin Duke, Charles Durward Griffin
  • Publication number: 20150256500
    Abstract: A system and method to provide a message handling system (eg email) user an alert when one or more messages remain in the outbox of the message handling system after the message transmission process has completed more than a user definable number of times or has been in the outbox longer than a user definable amount of time. Once alerted the user will have the option to take one or more actions (independent of the system and method) to remove the message or messages from the outbox.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventors: Harry Leonard Perper, James Randall Beckers, Mark Meister
  • Publication number: 20150131977
    Abstract: A system is disclosed that allows a user to set a temperature of a water heater by remote control where the water heater controls temperature based on waster use as measured by a water flow meter. The temperature can be an override temperature that is applied temporarily. The temperature can also be a profile that changes water temperature based on use such as dishwashing and clothes washing. The profile can also changed based on season of the year such as when children are in school and on summer vacation or there is a holiday period such as thanksgiving.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: James Randall Beckers
  • Publication number: 20140160322
    Abstract: A camera system capturing two parts of a same scene each at a different focus so that objects at different distances from the camera can be captured in focus. The camera system splits the image into two paths using a splitter and focuses the image of each path separately. The focus for each path can be manual or by autofocus. The parts of the images of the two paths can be combined by abutting them at a boundary or in a zone essentially located between the two parts. The image parts in the zone can be combined by blending using a linear function or a non linear function such as a frequency based function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventors: James Randall Beckers, William H. Culver
  • Patent number: 8675085
    Abstract: A camera system capturing two parts of a same scene each at a different focus so that objects at different distances from the camera can be captured in focus. The camera system splits the image into two paths using a splitter and focuses the image of each path separately. The focus for each path can be manual or by autofocus. The parts of the images of the two paths can be combined by abutting them at a boundary or in a zone essentially located between the two parts. The image parts in the zone can be combined by blending using a linear function or a non linear function such as a frequency based function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Inventors: James Randall Beckers, William H. Culver
  • Publication number: 20140062190
    Abstract: A system is described that turns off a high power, power supply when a device no longer needs high power. A low power, power supply or a rechargeable battery provides power to determine when the device again needs high power. The low power supply consumes a minimum possible power when the device does not need high power and the power rechargeable battery is not charged. That is, the high power and low power, power supplies are turned on or off based on the real time power consumption need of the device and the charged state of the battery. The power need of the device is monitored by a current shunt monitoring circuit and a control signal monitoring circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Glithouby Mgmt. LLC
    Inventors: Harry Leonard PERPER, James Randall BECKERS
  • Publication number: 20130299600
    Abstract: A water heating system for a water heater includes a water tank and a heating element heating the water in the tank. A temperature controller has a temperature sensor and a temperature setting device that controls water temperature responsive to a user set temperature. A demand controller controls the temperature controller to override the set temperature responsive to demand for heated water. Demand is determined by water use measured by water flow. During non-demand periods the heating element can be turned off.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventor: James Randall Beckers
  • Patent number: 8575785
    Abstract: A system is described that turns off a high power, power supply when a device no longer needs high power. A low power, power supply or a rechargeable battery provides power to determine when the device again needs high power. The low power supply consumes a minimum possible power when the device does not need high power and the power rechargeable battery is not charged. That is, the high power and low power, power supplies are turned on or off based on the real time power consumption need of the device and the charged state of the battery. The power need of the device is monitored by a current shunt monitoring circuit and a control signal monitoring circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Glithouby Mgmt. LLC
    Inventors: Harry Leonard Perper, James Randall Beckers
  • Patent number: 8341048
    Abstract: A rechargeable and disposable electronic funds (cash card) issued by a non-financial facility, such as a check cashing facility, a payday loan facility or a short term loan facility, is disclosed where the card substitutes for the cash and is labeled in the name of a bank type financial institution with which the non-financial facility has a relationship. The card can be charged with a variable amount on money. When used at a store for a purchase it can act like a debit card but need not have a name of the holder associated with (or embossed on) it like a gift card, so the user can remain anonymous. The card can be upgraded to a rechargeable or debit/credit card. The card can draw on an account or sub account of the check cashing service or of the bank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventor: James Randall Beckers
  • Publication number: 20120284182
    Abstract: A rechargeable and disposable electronic funds (cash card) issued by a non-financial facility, such as a check cashing facility, a payday loan facility or a short term loan facility, is disclosed where the card substitutes for the cash and is labeled in the name of a bank type financial institution with which the non-financial facility has a relationship. The card can be charged with a variable amount on money. When used at a store for a purchase it can act like a debit card but need not have a name of the holder associated with (or embossed on) it like a gift card, so the user can remain anonymous. The card can be upgraded to a rechargeable or debit/credit card. The card can draw on an account or sub account of the check cashing service or of the bank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Inventor: James Randall Beckers
  • Publication number: 20120256489
    Abstract: A system is described that turns off a high power, power supply when a device no longer needs high power. A low power, power supply or a rechargeable battery provides power to determine when the device again needs high power. The low power supply consumes a minimum possible power when the device does not need high power and the power rechargeable battery is not charged. That is, the high power and low power, power supplies are turned on or off based on the real time power consumption need of the device and the charged state of the battery. The power need of the device is monitored by a current shunt monitoring circuit and a control signal monitoring circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Applicant: Glithouby Mgmt. LLC
    Inventors: Harry Leonard Perper, James Randall Beckers
  • Patent number: 8232685
    Abstract: A system is described that turns off a high power, power supply when a device no longer needs high power. A low power, power supply or a rechargeable battery provides power to determine when the device again needs high power. The low power supply consumes a minimum possible power when the device does not need high power and the power rechargeable battery is not charged. That is, the high power and low power, power supplies are turned on or off based on the real time power consumption need of the device and the charged state of the battery. The power need of the device is monitored by a current shunt monitoring circuit and a control signal monitoring circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Glithouby Mgmt. LLC
    Inventors: Harry Leonard Perper, James Randall Beckers
  • Publication number: 20120013757
    Abstract: A camera system capturing two parts of a same scene each at a different focus so that objects at different distances from the camera can be captured in focus. The camera system splits the image into two paths using a splitter and focuses the image of each path separately. The focus for each path can be manual or by autofocus. The parts of the images of the two paths can be combined by abutting them at a boundary or in a zone essentially located between the two parts, The image parts in the zone can be combined by blending using a linear function or a non linear function such as a frequency based function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Inventors: James Randall Beckers, William H. Culver
  • Publication number: 20120011192
    Abstract: A system that alerts a sender of an email message as to the addressees of the email when the email is determined to be sensitive, such as when it includes a word such a “confidential”. The user can allow the message to be sent or go back to a mail create/edit operation where the message or list of addresses can be revised. Trigger words can be stored in a table or database. The system also detects sensitive words in attachments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Inventors: Mark MEISTER, James Randall Beckers