Patents by Inventor Richard L. Gates

Richard L. Gates 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: 10455284
    Abstract: Systems and methods for dynamic customization of audio-visual content are described. In some implementations, a process may include receiving at least one audio-visual core portion, receiving at least one selection signal indicative of a viewer preference, modifying the audio-visual core portion with at least one revised content portion in accordance with the at least one selection signal to create a dynamically customized audio-visual content, outputting the dynamically-customized audio-visual content; and receiving a consideration for the dynamically-customized audio-visual content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Daniel A. Gerrity, William H. Gates, III, Paul Holman, Roderick A. Hyde, Edward K. Y. Jung, Jordin T. Kare, Royce A. Levien, Richard T. Lord, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, Nathan P. Myhrvold, John D. Rinaldo, Jr., Keith D. Rosema, Clarence T. Tegreene, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6457773
    Abstract: A transportable cushioning device for supporting a buttocks portion of a user while sitting in a seat. The transportable cushioning device includes an inner cushioning assembly for supporting the buttocks portion of the user sitting in the seat. The inner cushioning assembly includes a support layer for supporting the buttocks portion of the user and a comfort layer for contouring to the buttocks portion of the user in order to provide comfort to the user. A covering is provided for covering all of the layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2002
    Inventor: Richard L. Gates
  • Patent number: 6237472
    Abstract: A drip collector for a grill includes side walls, end walls, and a bottom. The drip collector is connected to a rear wall of a grill. When the grill is in use, grease and other droppings fall from the rear wall of the grill cover into the collector. The collector is then removed for cleaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2001
    Inventor: Richard L. Gates
  • Patent number: 4304810
    Abstract: Low density, lightweight foam articles may be provided with certain portions or regions thereof, that are reinforced, having higher density and strength, obtained by compression of the foam in these locations, during or after formation of the foam. Such locations may be made sufficiently strong and dense to allow the article to be attached in place by fastening means, imbedded therein. The increase in density can be as much as from 5 pcf to 10 pcf or higher, depending upon the particular application.Many foam materials, capable of being molded, extruded, or otherwise shaped to a predetermined configuration, may be made with this combination of high and low density, including foams of styrenic polymer or copolymer compositions, urethanes, vinyls, and even non-thermoplastic based materials, such as phenolic foams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 1980
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1981
    Assignee: Arco Polymers, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard L. Gates, Dennis J. Fuller, Thomas L. Wolford