Patents by Inventor Richard Culbertson

Richard Culbertson 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).

  • Publication number: 20220008979
    Abstract: A controllable force cushion device that can be programmed to provide a variable and/or pulsating force that can be used in any application where force control is desirable. The frequency of the pulsation can be adjusted to suit different applications and/or circumstances (e.g., forming of sheet metals in die applications, etc.). The cushion can comprise one or more manifolds containing hydraulic cylinders that can be compressed during operation pushing fluid through a proportional relief valve that can be controlled by a motion control device, thereby creating a desired force. Material (e.g., sheet metal, etc.) flow can be controlled by using a gap control method. In use, the variable pulsating, gap control, auto-learning press cushion device of the present invention can optionally be mounted to the underside of a press bolster and can be used in conjunction with a stamping press.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Inventors: Ethan McLaughlin, Richard Miller, Steven Reilly, Michael Culbertson, Russ Sasak
  • Publication number: 20210174979
    Abstract: A magnetic shielding material includes a material comprising manganese bismuth (MnBi) and tungsten (W), where a ratio of MnBi:W is in a range of 50:50 to about 70:30. A radiation shielding product includes a part including manganese bismuth (MnBi) and tungsten (W), and a plurality of layers having a defined thickness in a z-direction, wherein each layer extends along an x-y plane perpendicular to the z-direction. At least some of the plurality of layers form a functional gradient in the z-direction and/or along the x-y plane, and the functional gradient is defined by a first layer comprising a ratio of MnBi:W being less than 100:0 and an nth layer above the first layer comprising a ratio of MnBi:W greater than 0:100.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Scott McCall, Richard Culbertson
  • Publication number: 20190080807
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for shielding against radiation and providing thermal insulation is disclosed. The apparatus includes multiple layers including an inner layer, an outer layer, and a radiation shielding layer composed of materials such a tungsten sheet, multiple tungsten sheets, staggered rows of tungsten rods, and/or a polymer radiation shield composed of a polymer and radiation attenuating material. Insulation layers may also be incorporated into the apparatus. The method for protecting against radiation includes the steps of providing a radiation shielding apparatus and securing such apparatus to a radiation emitting structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Jerrald Scott McCall, Virgil Irick, Richard Culbertson
  • Publication number: 20080041271
    Abstract: An improved composite material, and method of manufacture thereof, comprising varying amounts tungsten powder, or metal/alloy powder of similar density, and clay or silicone is disclosed. The improved composite material may be useful as a replacement for lead and lead-based composites where similar densities are required but the use of lead is undesirable. The disclosed composite material permits a large variety of tungsten powder particle sizes to be utilized and results in improved ductility over known tungsten powder composites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2006
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Inventors: Randall Ragan, Randall Ragan, Richard Culbertson
  • Patent number: 6275199
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for displaying image and facsimile data on a host-based application display. A host computer generates control and download command data for displaying the image or facsimile data. The image and facsimile data is processed by a non-programmable-terminal (NPT) or a programmable work station (PWS) for presentation of a display screen. When a user requests another function, the NPT or PWS stores image information and sends image information to the host computer. The save image information includes cache image counter data, scaling and viewed image screen location data that is used to restore the displayed image and facsimile data when the user returns to the previous function. Both the user and host application can specify a foreground color and a background color for the image and facsimile data display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2001
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth Dale Aaker, Louis Edward Behrens, Bruce Richard Culbertson, Harvey Gene Kiel, Eric John Nelson, Shohji Okimoto, Steven Joseph Amell, Ayako Nomura
  • Patent number: 5922056
    Abstract: A computer system automatically senses characteristics of diverse peripheral devices connected to a common communications port, and automatically maximizes the communications speed with the devices. Coupled in daisy chain fashion to the communications port, all peripheral devices receive every signal issued from the controller port, each device responding only to signals addressed to that device or signals addressed to a universal address. The controller first receives an identifier from peripheral devices attached to the controller port. The controller then interprets the received identifiers to determine a maximum communications speed for each device. Next, the controller and the attached peripheral devices are configured to communicate at the maximum communications speed of the slowest device. This guarantees that all messages sent by the controller are compatible with all peripheral devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1999
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Steven Joseph Amell, Bruce Richard Culbertson, Gregory Albert Dancker, William Van Durrett, Kevin Malachi Galloway, Harvey Gene Kiel, James Albert Pieterick, John Elliott Walker
  • Patent number: 5884198
    Abstract: The components of a portable radio are distributed over a user's body to utilize the user's body as a vehicle for carrying the radio. A patch antenna mounted across a user's shoulder improves the user's ability to receive and transmit by minimizing body shielding effects. A control unit including a talk button, display, key pad and speaker is mountable to the user's other shoulder in close proximity to a user's ear and mouth for faster and more efficient communication. The power supply includes a plurality of battery packs that are mountable about the user's waist. The radio components are thus positioned to optimize their use while efficiently and comfortably utilizing the user's body to support the radio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1999
    Assignee: Ericsson, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Kese, Richard Culbertson, John Yoon
  • Patent number: 5777630
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for displaying image and facsimile data on a host-based application display. A host computer generates control and download command data for displaying the image or facsimile data. The image and facsimile data is processed by a non-programmable-terminal (NPT) or a programmable work station (PWS) for presentation of a display screen. When a user requests another function, the NPT or PWS stores image information and sends image information to the host computer. The save image information includes cache image counter data, scaling and viewed image screen location data that is used to restore the displayed image and facsimile data when the user returns to the previous function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1998
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth Dale Aaker, Louis Edward Behrens, Bruce Richard Culbertson, Harvey Gene Kiel, Eric John Nelson, Shohji Okimoto, Steven Joseph Amell
  • Patent number: 5444868
    Abstract: The mobile radio system includes a plurality of power amplifier modules having discrete power levels, a common transceiver module and a plurality of control head modules having different control functions. Selected ones of the power amplifiers and control heads are electrically and mechanically coupled to opposite ends of the transceiver. In one form, the control head may be remotely mounted and electrically coupled to the selected power amplifier. A common bracket is used to mount a radio having selected ones of the power amplifiers coupled to the transceiver with a selected control head. In a further embodiment, a receptacle having electrical fittings at its rear end and an opening at its opposite end receives the radio through its open end with the electrical connections being automatically coupled to one another upon final seating of the radio in the receptacle. The radio includes a handle which forms a latch for releasably securing the radio in the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 22, 1995
    Assignee: Ericsson GE Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Gary R. Reynolds, Richard Culbertson, Ralph R. Sherman, Jr.
  • Patent number: D347425
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 31, 1994
    Assignee: Ericsson GE Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Culbertson, Steven L. Sands, Ralph R. Sherman
  • Patent number: D356308
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 14, 1995
    Assignee: Ericsson GE Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Culbertson
  • Patent number: D356316
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 14, 1995
    Assignee: Ericsson GE Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Culbertson
  • Patent number: D356317
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 14, 1995
    Assignee: Ericsson GE Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Culbertson
  • Patent number: D361995
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 5, 1995
    Assignee: Ericsson GE Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Culbertson
  • Patent number: D666363
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: American Ceramic Technology
    Inventor: Richard Culbertson
  • Patent number: D692618
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: American Ceramic Technology
    Inventor: Richard Culbertson
  • Patent number: D732589
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: AMERICAN CERAMIC TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Richard Culbertson, Patrick Tony Pangacian
  • Patent number: D733202
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: American Ceramic Technology
    Inventors: Richard Culbertson, Robert Scott Culbertson, Patrick Tony Pangacian
  • Patent number: D738945
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: American Ceramic Technology
    Inventors: Richard Culbertson, Robert Scott Culbertson, Patrick Tony Pangacian
  • Patent number: D738946
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: American Ceramic Technology
    Inventors: Richard Culbertson, Patrick Tony Pangacian