Patents by Inventor James B. Watson

James B. 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).

  • Publication number: 20210271830
    Abstract: A high speed tabletop and industrial printer is disclosed with integrated high speed RFID encoding and verification at the same time. The industrial printer simultaneously prints on and electronically encodes/verifies RFID labels, tags, and/or stickers attached to a continuous web. The industrial printer comprises a lighted sensor array for indexing the printing to the RFID tags; and a cutter powered from the industrial printer for cutting the web that the RFID tags are disposed on. The industrial printer comprises two RFID reader/writers that are individually controlled. Specifically, one of the RFID reader/writers comprises the ability to electronically encode the RFID tags while the web is moving; and the second RFID reader/writer uses an additional RFID module and antenna on the printer for verifying the data encoded to the RFID tags. The printer provides for successive writes to various memory blocks and optimizes the communication sequence between the interrogator and tag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Jeanne F. DUCKETT, Lance D. NEUHARD, David J. WIMMERS, Richard D. WIRRIG, Larri B. WILLIAMS, James A. MAKLEY, Jan M. WATSON, Andrew R. EVANS
  • Publication number: 20200263855
    Abstract: A light apparatus is provided including a housing, a light module, a wireless communication unit configured to communicate wirelessly with a communication device, and a controller disposed in the housing and in communication with the wireless communication unit. The controller receives a control signal associated with at least one of a luminance intensity or lighting direction of the light module from the communication device via the wireless communication unit and controls the luminance intensity or lighting direction of the lighting module according to the control signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Crystal G. Young, James B. Watson, Gabriel E. Concari, Keith Moore, Geoffrey S. Howard, Jonathan Kirkpatrick
  • Patent number: 10160049
    Abstract: A power tool includes a housing, a motor, an output member driven by the motor, and a reaming attachment coupled to the output member. The reaming attachment has a front end portion selectively driven in rotation by the output member to drive a fastener into a workpiece, and a reaming portion selectively driven in rotation by the output member to remove material from an end surface of a conduit. A rotational motion sensor in the housing is operable to detect rotational motion of the housing about an axis. A controller receives a signal indicative of rotational motion from the sensor, determines a direction of the rotational motion of the housing, and drives the motor in a direction corresponding to the direction of rotational motion of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: BLACK & DECKER INC.
    Inventors: Scott J. Eshleman, Craig A. Schell, Andrew E. Seman, Jr., Daniel Puzio, Daniele C. Brotto, Joseph P. Kelleher, James B. Watson, James R. Parks, Clark A. Bixler
  • Publication number: 20160348879
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus is provided including a base portion defining an axial opening, a main portion located above the base portion and having a generally-cylindrical upper portion, and a light module secured to a top portion of the generally-cylindrical upper portion of the main portion. The axial opening of the base portion is sized to receive at least a light module of another lighting apparatus therein in a stacked position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: Crystal G. Young, James B. Watson, Snehal S. Choksi, Daniele C. Brotto, Gabriel E. Concari, Jesse P. Hill, Keith Moore, Geoffrey S. Howard, Jonathan Kirkpatrick
  • Patent number: 9400509
    Abstract: A hydronic system for heating and/or cooling fluid feed additives passing through a delivery line is disclosed. The system includes a hydronic heating system which will heat fluid passing through a closed loop radiant line which is closely positioned adjacent a portion of the delivery line extending between the fluid delivery system and the target destination. The system also includes a cooling system which will cool the fluid circulating through the radiant line to cool the delivery line and the fluid feed additive therein. The system of this invention prevents the fluid feed additive from freezing during the cold months and cools the same during warm months.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Inventor: James B. Watson
  • Publication number: 20160089734
    Abstract: A power tool includes a housing, a motor, an output member driven by the motor, and a reaming attachment coupled to the output member. The reaming attachment has a front end portion selectively driven in rotation by the output member to drive a fastener into a workpiece, and a reaming portion selectively driven in rotation by the output member to remove material from an end surface of a conduit. A rotational motion sensor in the housing is operable to detect rotational motion of the housing about an axis. A controller receives a signal indicative of rotational motion from the sensor, determines a direction of the rotational motion of the housing, and drives the motor in a direction corresponding to the direction of rotational motion of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Inventors: Scott J. ESHLEMAN, Craig A. SCHELL, Andrew E. SEMAN, JR., Daniel PUZIO, Daniele C. BROTTO, Joseph P. KELLEHER, James B. WATSON, James R. PARKS, Clark A. BIXLER
  • Patent number: 9266178
    Abstract: A power tool includes a housing, a motor, an output member driven by the motor, and a reaming attachment coupled to the output member. The reaming attachment has a front end portion selectively driven in rotation by the output member to drive a fastener into a workpiece, and a reaming portion selectively driven in rotation by the output member to remove material from an end surface of a conduit. A rotational motion sensor in the housing is operable to detect rotational motion of the housing about an axis. A controller receives a signal indicative of rotational motion from the sensor, determines a direction of the rotational motion of the housing, and drives the motor in a direction corresponding to the direction of rotational motion of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: BLACK & DECKER INC.
    Inventors: Scott J. Eshleman, Craig A. Schell, Andrew E. Seman, Jr., Daniel Puzio, Daniele C. Brotto, Joseph P. Kelleher, James B. Watson, James R. Parks, Clark A. Bixler
  • Patent number: 9163823
    Abstract: A light stand assembly with a base having pivoting legs and a power supply circuit. An adjustable post detachably connects to the base. The adjustable post is configured for telescoping movement between a lower position and a raised position, and secures at a selected position with latches. An adjustable post connector moveably connects to the adjustable post. A pair of light modules detachably connect to the adjustable post connector and operatively connects to the power supply circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Snehal S. Choksi, James B. Watson, Fred S. Watts, Andrzej R. Wojcicki, Gabriel Concari, Leon T. Gibson, James P. Bascom
  • Patent number: 8802171
    Abstract: A live organism product wherein the organisms are in a dormant state and are suspended in a liquid carrier which is sufficiently devoid of moisture so that the organisms will remain in a dormant state for several months. The carrier is comprised of oil. The carrier may also include an absorbent. The product is stored and shipped in a plastic bag and is sprayed onto its target host or the like. The moisture and pH then activates the organisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Inventor: James B. Watson
  • Patent number: 8690497
    Abstract: A power tool can utilize a handle that engages with a large portion of the housing and can distribute the stresses incurred by the handle over a larger area. The handle of the power tool can be a stick handle or a guard handle. The handle may be utilized to position sensors therein at positions that are remote from the working bit of the power tool. Accessory handles, such as a bail handle and a side handle, can be mounted to a single set of machined passages on the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Bodine, Barry Edward Plato, Joao Norona, Kathy E. DiPasquale, Gale Anthony Heslop, James B. Watson
  • Publication number: 20130265780
    Abstract: A light stand assembly with a base having pivoting legs and a power supply circuit. An adjustable post detachably connects to the base. The adjustable post is configured for telescoping movement between a lower position and a raised position, and secures at a selected position with latches. An adjustable post connector moveably connects to the adjustable post. A pair of light modules detachably connect to the adjustable post connector and operatively connects to the power supply circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Snehal S. Choksi, James B. Watson, Fred S. Watts, Andrzej R. Wojcicki, Gabriel Concari, Leon T. Gibson, James P. Bascom
  • Publication number: 20130265766
    Abstract: A light stand assembly with a base having pivoting legs and a power supply circuit. An adjustable post detachably connects to the base. The adjustable post is configured for telescoping movement between a lower position and a raised position, and secures at a selected position with latches. An adjustable post connector moveably connects to the adjustable post. A pair of light modules detachably connect to the adjustable post connector and operatively connects to the power supply circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Snehal S. Choksi, James B. Watson, Fred S. Watts, Andrzej R. Wojcicki, Gabriel Concari, Leon T. Gibson, James P. Bascom
  • Patent number: 8418778
    Abstract: An improved method is provided for operating a power tool. The method includes: monitoring rotational motion of the power tool about an axis using a rotational motion sensor disposed in the power tool; determining a direction of the rotational motion about the axis; and driving the output member in a direction defined by the detected rotational motion of the tool, where the output member is driven by a motor residing in the power tool. Thus, the output member is drive clockwise when the rotational motion of the tool is clockwise about the axis and the output member is drive counter-clockwise when the rotational motion of the tool is counter-clockwise about the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Eshleman, Craig Schell, Andrew E. Seman, Daniel Puzio, Daniele C. Brotto, Joseph P. Kelleher, Christopher W. Shook, Steven J. Phillips, Dale W. Boswall, James B. Watson, Fugen Qin
  • Patent number: 8393294
    Abstract: An applicator machine for applying a liquid carrier having live bacteria suspended therein, which are in a dormant state, to a target host comprising a pump having inlet and discharge sides, with the inlet side of the pump being in fluid communication with the liquid carrier. A first fluid conduit extends from the discharge side of the pump to an air induction nozzle which is in communication with a source of air under pressure. A flow control is imposed in the first conduit for adjusting the amount of liquid carrier passing therethrough. The pump and the air supply for the air induction nozzle are operatively connected to a power supply. The pump, when activated, causes the liquid carrier to be pumped to the air induction nozzle wherein the liquid carrier is mixed with air to create small droplets thereof for spraying onto the target host. A remote management system for the machine(s) is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Inventor: James B. Watson
  • Publication number: 20130048929
    Abstract: A portable winch assembly includes a winch mechanism connected to a support structure adapted to be manually transportable. A battery pack is releasably coupled to a remote control unit. The remote control unit is operated to control the winch mechanism. The battery pack and the remote control unit can be electrically connected to the winch mechanism by a flexible power cable, or the battery pack can be mounted with the winch mechanism and a wireless remote control unit can be used to operate the winch mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventors: Shelby K. Starks, David A. Carrier, Daniel J. White, Daniel N. Lopano, James B. Watson, Lauren M. Wenchel, David A. Goldman, Maurice L. LaPointe, Daniele C. Brotto, Gabriel E. Concari, William J. Robinson
  • Patent number: 8365350
    Abstract: A wet/dry vacuum that is configured to be powered by a DC power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: John R Cochran, Jason M Goger, Daniel N Lopano, Christine H Potter, James B Watson
  • Publication number: 20120160529
    Abstract: An improved method is provided for operating a power tool. The method includes: monitoring rotational motion of the power tool about an axis using a rotational motion sensor disposed in the power tool; determining a direction of the rotational motion about the axis; and driving the output member in a direction defined by the detected rotational motion of the tool, where the output member is driven by a motor residing in the power tool. Thus, the output member is drive clockwise when the rotational motion of the tool is clockwise about the axis and the output member is drive counter-clockwise when the rotational motion of the tool is counter-clockwise about the axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventors: Scott ESHLEMAN, Craig SCHELL, Andrew E. SEMAN, JR., Daniel PUZIO, Daniele C. BROTTO, Joseph P. KELLEHER, Christopher W. SHOOK, Steven J. PHILLIPS, Dale W. BOSWALL, James B. WATSON
  • Publication number: 20120122188
    Abstract: A live organism product wherein the organisms are in a dormant state and are suspended in a liquid carrier which is sufficiently devoid of moisture so that the organisms will remain in a dormant state for several months. The carrier is comprised of oil. The carrier may also include an absorbent. The product is stored and shipped in a plastic bag and is sprayed onto its target host or the like. The moisture and pH then activates the organisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventor: JAMES B. WATSON
  • Publication number: 20120114786
    Abstract: A live bacteria product including dormant viable bacteria suspended in a liquid carrier. The carrier contains mineral oil and polymers and may also include an adsorbent. The product is stored and shipped in a plastic bag and is sprayed onto livestock feed or the like. The treated livestock feed is then fed to the livestock with the ambient moisture in the digestive system of livestock causing the hydration of the bacteria to begin the bacteria's life cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Inventor: JAMES B. WATSON
  • Publication number: 20110287157
    Abstract: A live bacteria product including dormant viable bacteria suspended in a liquid carrier. The liquid carrier is sufficiently devoid of moisture so that substantially all of the bacteria will remain in a dormant state for several months or until applied to the target host. The carrier contains mineral oil and polymers and may also include an adsorbent. The product is stored and shipped in a plastic bag and is sprayed onto its target host or the like. The moisture and pH of the target host then activates the bacteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Inventor: James B. Watson