Patents by Inventor Richard Bowers

Richard Bowers 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: 9522726
    Abstract: A cockpit yoke assembly adapted for mounting on top of a RC transmitter for controlling the operation of a model airplane. The yoke assembly includes a first control arm with a throttle knob. The first control arm is attached to a first ball and socket linkage adapted for attachment a first joystick on the transmitter. A rudder control lever is attached to the first control arm. The yoke assembly includes a second control arm with an elevator knob. The second control arm is attached to a second ball and socket linkage adapted for attachment to a second joystick on the transmitter. An aileron control lever is attached to the second control arm. The first and second ball and socket linkage are used for moving the first and second joysticks fore or aft and left or right during the operation of the model airplane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Inventor: Richard A. Bowers
  • Publication number: 20150156079
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to dynamically provide network policies are disclosed. An example method includes determining a context associated with an attempt to access, by a user via a computing device, a network; selecting a network policy based on the determined context; and programming, in response to the attempt to access the network, a dynamically programmable network element to enforce the network policy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Michael J. Satterlee, Richard Bowers, Jamil Cheikhali, Dustin Grant, Sandeep Gupta
  • Patent number: 8740665
    Abstract: A cockpit yoke assembly adapted for mounting on top of a RC transmitter for controlling the operation of a model airplane. The yoke assembly includes a first control arm with a throttle knob. The first control arm is attached to a first ball and socket linkage adapted for attachment a first joystick on the transmitter. A rudder control lever is attached to the first control arm. The yoke assembly includes a second control arm with an elevator knob. The second control arm is attached to a second ball and socket linkage adapted for attachment to a second joystick on the transmitter. An aileron control lever is attached to the second control arm. The first and second ball and socket linkage are used for moving the first and second joysticks fore or aft and left or right during the operation of the model airplane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Inventor: Richard A. Bowers
  • Publication number: 20070257768
    Abstract: A system including a consumer electronics product; a wireless activation device coupled to an activation circuit embedded within the product; and the wireless activation device being configured to receive a password-protected instruction sent by wireless communication to the wireless activation device for activating the activation circuit by permanently changing the state of the activation circuit from an off state to an on state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2006
    Publication date: November 8, 2007
    Inventors: Richard Bowers, Stefan Hild, Paul Lindsey, Paul Moskowitz, Eric Nilsen
  • Publication number: 20050258929
    Abstract: Electric apparatus having distinct electric terminals has an input power terminal of electrically insulating material, including a base of electric insulating material having a first electric terminal base portion and a second electric base portion spaced from that first electric base portion, and a barrier wall of insulating material on that base acting as an isolator between the first and second electric terminals on these base portions, and preferably also as a standoff for a protective cover. A plurality of electric fuse holders in that or other electric apparatus may be mounted in mutually spaced relationship, and a heat sink including a frame around that plurality of mutually spaced electric fuse holders is in heat-transfer relationship with these electric fuse holders, and includes a cross-piece between each adjacent pair of the mutually spaced electric fuse holders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2003
    Publication date: November 24, 2005
    Inventors: Jeremiah Reyes, Richard Sevier, James Keenan, Jerry Rawlins, Paul Andreasen, Richard Bowers
  • Publication number: 20050062843
    Abstract: A videoconferencing system has multiple conferencing stations. Each conferencing station has audio output apparatus, audio and video compression modules for receiving video from the video source and audio from the audio capture circuitry and for transmitting compressed audio and video through a network. Each station compresses audio from its audio capture circuitry and, when this audio has amplitude above a threshold, transmits the compressed audio to a server. The server combines compressed audio streams into a single composite stream without decompressing and mixing the audio streams, and broadcasts this potentially multichannel stream to each conferencing station. Each conferencing station also has an audio mixer module for receiving the composite compressed audio stream through the network interface apparatus from the server, for decompressing and mixing channels of interest in the audio streams, and for providing audio to the audio output apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2003
    Publication date: March 24, 2005
    Inventors: Richard Bowers, Kevin Hutler
  • Patent number: 6689033
    Abstract: Disclosed is a new machine for forming containers of the type described in U.S. Pat. No. 5,497,939 without the use of glue or nails. The machine utilizes a mandrel movably mounted on a path for oscillation between retracted and extended positions. As the mandrel cycles forward, it first receives two synthetic sidewalls and then a deformable body panel of the container to be formed. Then a set of moveable upper and lower rockers containing unique pressure mechanisms press tabs on the horizontally oriented portion of the wrap into corresponding locking slots on the ends of the sidewalls. When the mandrel is fully extended, pressure is applied to the tabs on the vertically oriented middle section of the wrap using a pair of hinge-mounted pressure plates fitted with unique biased brackets. The resulting container is removed from the machine, which is then ready to begin another cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Inventors: William E. Plemons, Richard Bowers, Ezra E. Theys, Ronald E. Heiskell
  • Patent number: 6385263
    Abstract: A serial communication system for two IC devices has a separate master chip connected to both of the IC devices, the master chip having a clock generator and circuitry for affecting serial data transmission and control between the master chip and the devices. There is a slave component on each IC device for transforming data between parallel and serial data formats and for sending and receiving a serial data stream. The master chip provides a clock signal to both slave components for gating serial data communication, and manages all communication between the two slave components. In a preferred embodiment all circuitry in the slave components is digital circuitry, and all analog circuitry is implemented on the master chip. Also in a preferred embodiment each slave periodically checks phase between data stream and clock stream received, and inserts a correction code in the data stream sent back to the master chip, so the master chip can regularly correct the phase for clock and data sent to each slave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2002
    Assignee: Hiband Semiconductor, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Bowers, Kelvyn Evans, Grahame Measor
  • Publication number: 20020013204
    Abstract: Disclosed is a new machine for forming containers of the type described in U.S. Pat. No. 5,497,939 without the use of glue or nails. The machine utilizes a mandrel movably mounted on a path for oscillation between retracted and extended positions. As the mandrel cycles forward, it first receives two synthetic sidewalls and then a deformable body panel of the container to be formed. Then a set of moveable upper and lower rockers containing unique pressure mechanisms press tabs on the horizontally oriented portion of the wrap into corresponding locking slots on the ends of the sidewalls. When the mandrel is fully extended, pressure is applied to the tabs on the vertically oriented middle section of the wrap using a pair of hinge-mounted pressure plates fitted with unique biased brackets. The resulting container is removed from the machine, which is then ready to begin another cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2001
    Publication date: January 31, 2002
    Inventors: William E. Plemons, Richard Bowers, Ezra E. Theys, Ronald E. Heiskell
  • Patent number: 6312369
    Abstract: Disclosed is a new machine for forming strong, durable and recyclable containers of the type described in U.S. Pat. No. 5,497,939 without the use of glue or nails which are ready to be loaded, closed, stacked and shipped. The machine utilizes a mandrel movably mounted on a path between retracted and extended positions. As the mandrel cycles forward, it first receives two synthetic sidewalls of the container to be formed, which are firmly compressed against the sides of the mandrel as it moves forward. The mandrel next encounters the body panel or wrap of the container to be formed, said wrap including a plurality of tabs along the edges of its two longer sides which correspond to locking slots on the sidewalls. As the mandrel moves forward, it pushes into the middle of the wrap whereupon a set of plows and shoes bend the upper and lower portions of the wrap into a more horizontal orientation, leaving the middle of the wrap in a vertical position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2001
    Inventors: William E. Plemons, Richard Bowers, Ezra E. Theys, Ronald E. Heiskell
  • Patent number: 6233294
    Abstract: A serial communication system for two IC devices has a separate master chip connected to both of the IC devices, the master chip having a clock generator and circuitry for affecting serial data transmission and control between the master chip and the devices. There is a slave component on each IC device for transforming data between parallel and serial data formats and for sending and receiving a serial data stream. The master chip provides a clock signal to both slave components for gating serial data communication, and manages all communication between the two slave components. In a preferred embodiment all circuitry in the slave components is digital circuitry, and all analog circuitry is implemented on the master chip. Also in a preferred embodiment each slave periodically checks phase between data stream and clock stream received, and inserts a correction code in the data stream sent back to the master chip, so the master chip can regularly correct the phase for clock and data sent to each slave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2001
    Inventors: Richard Bowers, Kelvyn Evans, Grahame Measor
  • Patent number: 6223147
    Abstract: A multiple use chip socket supporting more than one type of permanent storage chip in a single chip socket is disclosed. The multiple use chip socket provides a plurality of address bit lines which are used to specify an address of a particular location within a memory device installed in the socket. In general, the number of address bit lines directly coupled to the socket correspond to the number of address bit lines required for the smallest memory device to be installed in the socket. Additional address bit lines are coupled to control logic of the present invention. The control logic selectively applies addressing signals to the chip socket depending on the type of memory device inserted in the socket. As part of the initialization process, the processing logic of the present invention first determines if an access to a device installed in the chip socket is required by a circuit board as part of its initialization or boot process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2001
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Richard Bowers
  • Patent number: 5444856
    Abstract: A computer system having two ports for connecting the computer system to a computer network by means of different transmission media types. Electronic switching is implemented to select between these two ports. The electronic switching is controlled by software. Depending upon which of the two ports is being utilized to connect the computer system to the network, power is either switched on or off to a transceiver. The switching can be accomplished by a voltage regulator with an enable signal or by means of a MOSFET. The computer system can detect which of the two ports is being utilized as a connection to the network by sending a data packet through each of the ports and determining the status of the transmissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 22, 1995
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Richard A. Bowers, Philip Martin, Robert A. Jacobs
  • Patent number: RE36182
    Abstract: A computer system having two ports for connecting the computer system to a computer network by means of different transmission media types. Electronic switching is implemented to select between these two ports. The electronic switching is controlled by software. Depending upon which of the two ports is being utilized to connect the computer system to the network, power is either switched on or off to a transceiver. The switching can be accomplished by a voltage regulator with an enable signal or by means of a MOSFET. The computer system can detect which of the two ports is being utilized as a connection to the network by sending a data packet through each of the ports and determining the status of the transmissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1999
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Richard A. Bowers, Philip Martin, Robert A. Jacobs