Patents Assigned to WATTS AND ASSOCIATES, INC.
  • Patent number: 9306811
    Abstract: Systems, computer implemented methods, and computer readable medium having program products are provided to customize by a user weather-risk products and to provide a customized weather-risk product to be purchased by user. Embodiments of a system include a tract-user computer having a display to display graphical user interfaces to a user and an input to receive user selections, the tract-user computer being connected to a communications network to receive graphical user interfaces and transmit user selections to a weather-risk product issuer computer. Embodiments of a system can also include a database to associate user selections with actuarial data, location data, and basis weather data and a weather-risk product issuer computer to transmit graphical user interfaces to the tract-user computer, receive user selections, and process user selections to generate virtual weather data and to generate weather-risk products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: WATTS AND ASSOCIATES, INC.
    Inventors: Tim J. Watts, Craig R. Landgren, Steven A. Loar, John Kuhling, Myles Watts
  • Publication number: 20140207495
    Abstract: Provided are systems, machines, non-transitory computer medium having computer program instructions stored thereon, and computer-implemented methods for providing a premium or an indemnity for a supplemental crop insurance policy. The methods including providing for display of a supplemental crop insurance policy information content page including one or more loss parameter fields to be populated by a user with a corresponding set of supplemental crop insurance parameters, receiving a set of supplemental crop insurance parameters submitted by a user via populating the one or more parameter fields of the supplemental crop insurance policy information content page, determining a premium or an indemnity for the supplemental crop insurance policy based at least in part on the set of supplemental crop insurance parameters, and providing for the display of a supplemental crop insurance policy content page including the premium or the indemnity for the supplemental crop insurance policy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: WATTS AND ASSOCIATES, INC.
    Inventors: Tim Watts, Alex Offerdahl, Joe Atwood, Jim Driscoll, Steve Loar, Jeff Stabnow
  • Patent number: 8688483
    Abstract: Provided are systems, machines, non-transitory computer medium having computer program instructions stored thereon, and computer-implemented methods for providing a premium or an indemnity for a supplemental crop insurance policy. The methods including providing for display of a supplemental crop insurance policy information content page including one or more loss parameter fields to be populated by a user with a corresponding set of supplemental crop insurance parameters, receiving a set of supplemental crop insurance parameters submitted by a user via populating the one or more parameter fields of the supplemental crop insurance policy information content page, determining a premium or an indemnity for the supplemental crop insurance policy based at least in part on the set of supplemental crop insurance parameters, and providing for the display of a supplemental crop insurance policy content page including the premium or the indemnity for the supplemental crop insurance policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Watts and Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Tim J. Watts, Alex Offerdahl, Joe Atwood, Jim Driscoll, Steve Loar, Jeff Stabnow
  • Publication number: 20140047344
    Abstract: Systems, computer implemented methods, and computer readable medium having program products are provided to customize by a user weather-risk products and to provide a customized weather-risk product to be purchased by user. Embodiments of a system include a tract-user computer having a display to display graphical user interfaces to a user and an input to receive user selections, the tract-user computer being connected to a communications network to receive graphical user interfaces and transmit user selections to a weather-risk product issuer computer. Embodiments of a system can also include a database to associate user selections with actuarial data, location data, and basis weather data and a weather-risk product issuer computer to transmit graphical user interfaces to the tract-user computer, receive user selections, and process user selections to generate virtual weather data and to generate weather-risk products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: WATTS AND ASSOCIATES, INC.
    Inventors: Tim J. Watts, Craig R. Landgren, Steven A. Loar, John Kuhling, Myles Watts
  • Patent number: 8607154
    Abstract: Systems, computer implemented methods, and computer readable medium having program products are provided to customize by a user weather-risk products and to provide a customized weather-risk product to be purchased by user. Embodiments of a system include a tract-user computer having a display to display graphical user interfaces to a user and an input to receive user selections, the tract-user computer being connected to a communications network to receive graphical user interfaces and transmit user selections to a weather-risk product issuer computer. Embodiments of a system can also include a database to associate user selections with actuarial data, location data, and basis weather data and a weather-risk product issuer computer to transmit graphical user interfaces to the tract-user computer, receive user selections, and process user selections to generate virtual weather data and to generate weather-risk products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Watts and Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Tim J. Watts, Craig R. Landgren, Steven A. Loar, John Kuhling, Myles Watts
  • Publication number: 20130014046
    Abstract: Systems, computer implemented methods, and computer readable medium having program products are provided to customize by a user weather-risk products and to provide a customized weather-risk product to be purchased by user. Embodiments of a system include a tract-user computer having a display to display graphical user interfaces to a user and an input to receive user selections, the tract-user computer being connected to a communications network to receive graphical user interfaces and transmit user selections to a weather-risk product issuer computer. Embodiments of a system can also include a database to associate user selections with actuarial data, location data, and basis weather data and a weather-risk product issuer computer to transmit graphical user interfaces to the tract-user computer, receive user selections, and process user selections to generate virtual weather data and to generate weather-risk products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: WATTS AND ASSOCIATES, INC.
    Inventors: Tim J. Watts, Craig R. Landgren, Steven A. Loar, John Kuhling, Myles Watts
  • Patent number: 4735167
    Abstract: A mooring system for connecting a vessel having an opening in its bow, to a fixed non-compliant offshore structure allows the moored vessel to weathervane 360 degrees around the structure while it is being loaded or while it tranfers fluids back to the production structure. The mooring system includes an outer boom pivotally mounted to the structure and an inner boom slidably mounted to the outer boom. The inner boom has an inboard end slidably mounted within the outer boom and a curved outboard end extending beyond the inner boom and defining an opening. The assembly of the inner and outer boom is articulated so that it may be placed in contact with a mooring receptacle of the vessel so that the opening in the inner boom is adjacent to mooring receptacle of the vessel. An elongated mating link is retained by the inner boom and extends through the aligned openings in the inner and in the bow of the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 5, 1988
    Assignee: Brian Watt Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoff C. White, Costas P. Manoudakis
  • Patent number: 4655642
    Abstract: A structure having a polygonal base and sloping sides forming a frustrum includes a load bearing outer skin which contains an inner assembly and an outer assembly. Both the inner and outer assemblies include a skin plate member which is stiffened by stiffeners welded to one side of the skin plate member. The stiffeners are located at spaced intervals from each other and are disposed substantially perpendicular to the skin plate member. The inner and outer assembly are placed substantially parallel to each other to form a composite structure having an internal cavity defined by the inner and outer plates. The stiffeners of the inner assembly and the outer assembly are disposed in the cavity at a spaced relation to each other and extend partly into the cavity. A cementitious material substantially fills the cavity thereby completing the load bearing outer skin structure. The stiffeners may be flat steel plates or may have the profile of structural shapes such as angles or T's among others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1987
    Assignee: Brian Watt Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Jal N. Birdy, Brian J. Watt, Jade Chen
  • Patent number: 4582611
    Abstract: A process for removing contaminants from soil or aquifers. The process uses wick drains which include an outer filter medium supported by a rigid inner perforate member. The wick drains are inserted into the contaminated soil or aquifer, water is injected into one or more of the wick drains, and water and contaminants are removed from one or more wick drains. The wick drains are inserted by placing the wick drains in mandrels and driving them into the soil or aquifers, in a manner similar to that in which piles are driven, at a rate of up to about 8,000 to 10,000 linear feet per day.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1984
    Date of Patent: April 15, 1986
    Assignee: Brian Watt Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: John J. Wang
  • Patent number: 4537532
    Abstract: The load bearing outer skin contains an inner assembly and an outer assembly. Both the inner and outer assemblies include a skin plate member which is stiffened by stiffeners welded to one side of the skin plate member. The stiffeners are located at spaced intervals from each other and are disposed substantially perpendicular to the skin plate member. The inner and outer assembly are placed substantially parallel to each other to form a composite structure having an internal cavity defined by the inner and outer plates. The stiffeners of the inner assembly and the outer assembly are disposed in the cavity at a spaced relation to each other and extend partly into the cavity. A cementitious material substantially fills the cavity thereby completing the load bearing outer skin structure. The stiffeners may be flat steel plates or may have the profile of structural shapes such as angles or T's among others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1983
    Date of Patent: August 27, 1985
    Assignee: Brian Watt Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Jade Chen, Jal N. Birdy, Brian J. Watt
  • Patent number: 4478537
    Abstract: A marine structure comprising a cellular caisson which forms a stable platform for carrying out a variety of offshore operations in the arctic and sub-arctic regions is provided. The structure may be grounded on reasonably level sea bottom with a minimum of sea bed preparation in shallow water or mounted upon a previously prepared berm. Resistance to local ice forces is provided by the hexagonal cellular arrangement of the perimeter and interior walls which make up the cellular caisson. Global foundation resistance is obtained by introducing a suitable quantity of ballast into the structure. The design allows clusters of two or more structures to be grouped together to augment the offshore installation and to permit the offshore installation to be developed in stages at the site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1982
    Date of Patent: October 23, 1984
    Assignee: Brian Watt Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Jal N. Birdy, Dilipkumar N. Bhula