Patents by Inventor Craig M. Watson

Craig M. Watson 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: 10896529
    Abstract: A matched array technology system and method for displaying in a two-dimensional array the interactions between management and a plurality of employees in an organization. Axes contain proxy values of employee and manager expectations scaled to yield a matched array and an alignment vector containing cells where employee and manager expectations are equivalent. A scatter plot of multiple employee positions portrays the pattern of talent alignment and distribution, representing the talent architecture for the organization. The talent architecture is characterized by multiple static and dynamic metrics that identify normative opportunities to improve organization alignment, and measure organization talent management performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: EffectiveTalent Office LLC
    Inventor: Craig M. Watson
  • Publication number: 20210004384
    Abstract: A system and method for displaying in a two-dimensional array the structured interaction of two variables moving in tandem to achieve a target outcome: e.g., a chemical reaction balancing heat and pressure to produce a desired compound, or an aircraft changing speed over angles of attack. Underlying system operating variables are represented in the display as proxy values of X and Y, scaled so the range and interval of X- and Y-axes are the same. The resulting display is a “matched array” of all possible X, Y intersections, including a unique and clearly-delineated “alignment vector” of those cells in which proxy values of X equal proxy values of Y, the jointly-optimal values of the underlying system operating variables. Wherever X and Y intersect, indicators depict the operating variable values, their proximity to optimal on the alignment vector, and the direction and extent of adjustments needed to achieve optimal system performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventor: Craig M. Watson
  • Patent number: 10803085
    Abstract: A matched array technology system and method for displaying in a two-dimensional array the structured interaction between airspeed and angle of attack of an aircraft during various stages of flight. Proxy values of airspeed and angle of attack are defined and scaled so the axes of the array contain corresponding indicators resulting in a “matched array” and an embedded, unique “alignment vector” of cells where the underlying airspeed and angle of attack combinations are consistent with controlled flight. Wherever the proxy values intersect, indicators depict proximity to the alignment vector, and the direction and extent of adjustments to either or both airspeed and angle of attack needed to achieve and maintain controlled flight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Airspeed Systems LLC
    Inventor: Craig M. Watson
  • Patent number: 10769825
    Abstract: A matched array technology system and method for displaying in a two-dimensional array the structured interaction between the expectations of manager and employee in an organization. Proxy values of employee and manager perspectives are defined and scaled so the axes of the array contain corresponding indicators resulting in a “matched array” and an embedded, unique “alignment vector” of the cells where employee and manager expectations are equivalent. The matched array display shows all possible manager and employee value intersections, and the geometry of the alignment vector designates optimal alignment between employee and manager for each stage of job performance from entry to advancement. The plotted position of an employee on the array in relation to its location and distance from the alignment vector measures employee performance, potential, and risk, and indicates the direction and extent of adjustment needed by either employee or manager to achieve and maintain alignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: EffectiveTalent Office LLC
    Inventor: Craig M. Watson
  • Patent number: 10657684
    Abstract: A system and method for displaying in a two-dimensional array the structured interaction of two variables moving in tandem to achieve a target outcome: e.g., a chemical reaction balancing heat and pressure to produce a desired compound, or an aircraft changing speed over angles of attack. Underlying system operating variables are represented in the display as proxy values of X and Y, scaled so the range and interval of X- and Y-axes are the same. The resulting display is a “matched array” of all possible X,Y intersections, including a unique and clearly-delineated “alignment vector” of those cells in which proxy values of X equal proxy values of Y, the jointly-optimal values of the underlying system operating variables. Wherever X and Y intersect, indicators depict the operating variable values, their proximity to optimal on the alignment vector, and the direction and extent of adjustments needed to achieve optimal system performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: EffectiveTalent Office LLC
    Inventor: Craig M. Watson
  • Patent number: 10652736
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method for establishing a secured session with backward security between a first device and a second device. In some embodiments, the method establishes a communication session between the first and second devices using shared keys stored at the first and second devices. The method exchanges encrypted data between the first and second devices as a part of the communication session. The method, upon completion of the communication session, modifies the shared key at the first device in a predictable way. The shared key is modified at the second device in the same predictable way. The method then stores the modified shared key at the first device. The modified shared key cannot be used to decrypt any portion of the encrypted data of the current and previous communication sessions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Mitchell D. Adler, Yannick L. Sierra, Ganesha A. G. Batta, Michael Giles, Akshay M Srivatsa, Craig P. Dooley, Sriram Hariharan, Robert D. Watson
  • Publication number: 20190261174
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method for establishing a secured session with backward security between a first device and a second device. In some embodiments, the method establishes a communication session between the first and second devices using shared keys stored at the first and second devices. The method exchanges encrypted data between the first and second devices as a part of the communication session. The method, upon completion of the communication session, modifies the shared key at the first device in a predictable way. The shared key is modified at the second device in the same predictable way. The method then stores the modified shared key at the first device. The modified shared key cannot be used to decrypt any portion of the encrypted data of the current and previous communication sessions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Mitchell D. ADLER, Yannick L. SIERRA, Ganesha A.G. BATTA, Michael GILES, Akshay M. SRIVATSA, Craig P. DOOLEY, Sriram HARIHARAN, Robert D. WATSON
  • Publication number: 20020198835
    Abstract: The present invention is an integrated bill consolidation, payment aggregation, and account-payment application system. The system acts as a settlements exchange for the execution of payments between households or small businesses and the service establishments (principally utilities, financial institutions, telecoms, and others) that serve them. The system eliminates paper check payments without requiring automation at the household level (for example, telephone bill-pay, PC payment systems). The invention provides for the consolidated billing of a plurality of services to a plurality of households, the payment to individual service establishments in aggregate “bullet” transfers (verses individual household payments), and the automated application of payments to service establishment accounts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2002
    Publication date: December 26, 2002
    Applicant: Payment Engineering LLC
    Inventor: Craig M. Watson