Patents by Inventor Richard J. Watson

Richard J. 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: 20190135514
    Abstract: A heat-shrinkable packaging article has one or more tear initiators for initiating a manual tear that can be propagated to open a package and allow a product to be readily removed therefrom, without the use of a knife or scissors or any other implement. The tear initiators are present in a skirt and/or header of the article. The skirt and/or header has a first side and a second side. In one embodiment, some or all of the first side of the skirt and/or header can be heatset in order to reduce the shrink and curling of the skirt and/or header. This improves identification and utilization of the tear initiators by a consumer upon shrinking the packaging article around the product. In another embodiment, the skirt and/or header has a plurality of pairs of tear initiators to allow portions of the package to be torn off to expose a portion of the product that can then be sliced off while the remainder of the packaged product remains covered by a remainder of the film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Diana L. Huerta, Robert A. Odabashian, Stephen F. Compton, Sumita Ranganathan, Michael J. Rosinski, H. Walker Stockley, Scott C. Bossong, Richard K. Watson
  • Patent number: 5534913
    Abstract: A split channel bridging unit includes a router that operates under the control of a control processor to route packets of information destined for a user to a modulator which is connected to the cable distribution head-end of the cable television system which serves the requesting user. The modulator encodes the digital information transmitted from the router and encodes it in an RF channel to be carded by the television cable. The cable distribution head-end combines this channel with other conventional cable television sources to broadcast these channels to its users. The customer premises equipment of the user includes an RF demodulator and packet receiver which demodulates the RF encoded signals and utilizes the packet receiver to transmit the digital information addressed to the particular user to the user's personal computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1996
    Assignee: AT&T Corp.
    Inventors: Venkata C. Majeti, Mowaffak T. Midani, Richard J. Watson, Kenneth A. Zabriskie
  • Patent number: 5512935
    Abstract: A user's personal computer is coupled to a home controller which is, in turn connected to the input cable from a cable television system and to a set top box which determines the channel to be delivered to an associated television. The service provider transmits over a conventional modem communication link the alert message to the user's personal computer. If an acknowledgment by the user is not transmitted to the service provider, a command message is transmitted by the dial-up communication link to the personal computer instructing the personal computer to activate a modulator contained in the home controller to provide an RF encoded signal representing the alert message to be displayed on the television associated with the set top box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 30, 1996
    Assignee: AT&T Corp.
    Inventors: Venkata C. Majeti, Mowaffak T. Midani, Richard J. Watson, Kenneth A. Zabriskie
  • Patent number: 5488412
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, a home controller receives signals from the cable television system and utilizes a cable demodulator tuned to the RF frequency of the channel which carries the data information. The cable demodulator demodulates the RF encoded signals into conventional baseband digital form which are transmitted to a packet receiver which decodes packets addressed to individual users. If a packet is addressed to the user, the packet receiver transmits the corresponding data such as by an ETHERNET transceiver to the user's personal computer. A communication controller may be utilized to provide an interface between the personal computer and the cable demodulator thereby, enabling the personal computer to select the channel to which the cable demodulator is tuned, in order to permit multiple data channels to be utilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 30, 1996
    Assignee: AT&T Corp.
    Inventors: Venkata C. Majeti, Mowaffak T. Midani, Richard J. Watson, Kenneth A. Zabriskie
  • Patent number: 5226770
    Abstract: A hanger nut assembly for attachment to a concrete wall form so as to embed a hanger nut of the assembly in a wall being constructed. A headless screw attaches the nut in abutment with the wall form and is readily removable to facilitate form stripping. A pipe hanger rod is subsequently engageable with the wall installed nut after wall completion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1993
    Inventor: Richard J. Watson