Patents by Inventor Richard G. Winkler

Richard G. Winkler 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: 8544915
    Abstract: A beverage transport system used for the transportation of beverages includes a plurality of ring-shaped cup holders that engage tapered sides of a beverage cup. “T”-shaped fasteners and slots enable attachment of appropriately sized carrying handles to enable one-hand transportation of both hot and cold beverages. In addition to cup holders the system can incorporate a box-like tray to carry food stuffs, condiments, and other related items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Inventor: Richard G. Winkler
  • Patent number: 8479626
    Abstract: An apparatus to hold, store and cut extra wide rolled materials includes a long rectangular enclosure having a guided cutter and is capable of holding one (1) or more rolls of sheet materials for cutting to an exact length. During cutting, the rolled material is pulled out and placed over a cutting platform that runs along the length of the enclosure. A circular cutting blade being smoothly guided along a slot which extends along a length of the apparatus cuts the material. Additional storage compartments are provided which may be affixed to outer end portions of the apparatus to hold small associated items such as tape, thread, writing instruments, craft items, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Inventor: Richard G. Winkler
  • Patent number: 5870451
    Abstract: A line test system for diagnosing and segmenting faults in a switched telephone network. The system includes a remote measurement unit installed at a switch and a test system controller. The test system controller stores data about operating parameters of each of the subscriber lines when they are believed to be free of faults. When a fault is reported, the parameters are measured again. By comparison of the measured parameters with the stored parameters, the fault can be segmented between the premise and the network. Segmentation is performed using knowledge based analysis techniques. The actual source of the fault once it is repaired is also stored by the test system controller. This historical information is used to improve the accuracy of the knowledge based analysis techniques used for segmentation. The line test system is capable of detecting the presence of high impedance ringers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1999
    Assignee: Teradyne, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard G. Winkler, Kurt E. Schmidt, David J. Groessl
  • Patent number: 4463352
    Abstract: A fault tolerant, self-powered data gathering system is provided having a communication channel having at least three lines, a controller connected to the communication channel for receiving data messages from remote stations and for supplying power to the remote stations, the controller having a selector for selecting a pair of the three lines over which data messages can be received, the pair also supplying the power to the remote stations, and a plurality of remote stations connected to the communication channel, each remote station having a rectifier bridge connected to the three lines, the rectifier bridge accepting power of either polarity and bidirectional data flow, a power store connected to the rectifier bridge for storing power supplied by the controller, a data message apparatus for transmitting data messages to the controller, and a transmitter connected to the rectifier bridge and to the data message apparatus for transmitting the data messages over the communication channel to the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1982
    Date of Patent: July 31, 1984
    Assignee: Honeywell Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald L. Forbes, Richard G. Winkler