Patents by Inventor Melvin White

Melvin White 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: 9862443
    Abstract: A backpack for motorcyclists provides a rigid outer shell with an electrical system wherein an onboard battery powers rear signal lights, each comprising a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs), which are linked with the motorcycle's electrical system to function as brake lights and turn signals. The electrical system also charges a cellular telephone or other portable device via a Universal Service Bus (USB) port, and may be recharged by one or more solar panels mounted to the exterior of the backpack. A cellular telephone, music player, or similar device may also be connected via the USB port to play digital music files via speakers provided by the backpack, and a headphone socket is also provided. An onboard mapping device or homing beacon, enabled by the Global Positioning System (GPS), may be optionally provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Inventor: Melvin White, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20160375946
    Abstract: A backpack for motorcyclists provides a rigid outer shell with an electrical system wherein an onboard battery powers rear signal lights, each comprising a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs), which are linked with the motorcycle's electrical system to function as brake lights and turn signals. The electrical system also charges a cellular telephone or other portable device via a Universal Service Bus (USB) port, and may be recharged by one or more solar panels mounted to the exterior of the backpack. A cellular telephone, music player, or similar device may also be connected via the USB port to play digital music files via speakers provided by the backpack, and a headphone socket is also provided. An onboard mapping device or homing beacon, enabled by the Global Positioning System (GPS), may be optionally provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventor: Melvin White, JR.
  • Publication number: 20070236340
    Abstract: The present invention provides a communication device for use with a power line communication system. One embodiment of the present invention forms a bypass device and comprises a LV coupler, a LV signal conditioner, a controller, a MV modem, a first MV signal conditioner, an isolator, a second MV signal conditioner, and a MV coupler. The controller may provide routing functions to give priority to certain types of data, control access to the network, filter data packets, process software upgrades, and provision new subscriber devices. In addition, the controller may monitor, process, and transmit traffic data, measured power data, errors, and other collected data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2007
    Publication date: October 11, 2007
    Inventor: Melvin White
  • Publication number: 20060071776
    Abstract: A method of communicating utility usage data is provided. In one embodiment, the method comprises transmitting real-time utility usage data from a plurality of utility meters, receiving the real-time utility usage data from the plurality of utility meters, storing the real-time utility usage data in a memory, storing address information of the plurality of utility meters in memory, receiving requests from a plurality of utility users for real-time utility usage information and wherein the requests traverse a communication path that includes the Internet, processing the utility usage data of the utility users to provide the real-time utility usage information for each utility user, and transmitting the real-time utility usage information to the utility users over a communication path that includes the Internet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2005
    Publication date: April 6, 2006
    Inventors: Melvin White, James Mollenkopf
  • Publication number: 20060038662
    Abstract: A system for operating a power line communications system is provided. One embodiment is comprised of a plurality of network elements, which may take the form of repeaters, bypass devices, backhaul devices, wireless backhaul devices, enhanced bypass device, communication interface devices and others. In one embodiment, two groups of network elements in the same electrical distribution system are isolated except selected communication link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2005
    Publication date: February 23, 2006
    Inventors: Melvin White, James Mollenkopf
  • Publication number: 20050285720
    Abstract: A communication device for use with a power line communication system is provided. One embodiment forms a bypass device and comprises a low voltage coupler, a low voltage signal conditioner, a controller, a medium voltage modem, a first medium signal conditioner, an isolator, a second medium voltage signal conditioner, and a medium coupler. The controller may provide routing functions to give priority to certain types of data, control access to the network, filter data packets, process software upgrades, and provision new subscriber devices. In addition, the controller may monitor, process, and transmit traffic data, measured power data, errors, and other collected data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2005
    Publication date: December 29, 2005
    Inventors: Leonard Cope, James Mollenkopf, Paul Kline, Melvin White
  • Publication number: 20050200459
    Abstract: The present invention provides a communication device for use with a power line communication system. One embodiment of the present invention forms a bypass device and comprises a LV coupler, a LV signal conditioner, a controller, a MV modem, a first MV signal conditioner, an isolator, a second MV signal conditioner, and a MV coupler. The controller may provide routing functions to give priority to certain types of data, control access to the network, filter data packets, process software upgrades, and provision new subscriber devices. In addition, the controller may monitor, process, and transmit traffic data, measured power data, errors, and other collected data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2005
    Publication date: September 15, 2005
    Inventor: Melvin White
  • Publication number: 20050168326
    Abstract: A PLCS network element that provides communications to one or more user devices and may also repeat data for other network elements is provided. In one embodiment, the device includes software for discovering its upstream gateway, for acting as a gateway for other devices, and for relaying DHCP transmissions. In addition, the device includes software for receiving and processing commands from a remote computer system that may include commands enabling and disabling the repeater functionality. Finally, the device may also include software for receiving and processing configuration information that may include, for example, information of the other network devices for which it will repeat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2005
    Publication date: August 4, 2005
    Applicant: Current Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Melvin White, Henry Tran