Patents by Inventor Theodore Watkin

Theodore Watkin 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: 10328940
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are disclosed for secure idle for a vehicle generator. An example vehicle includes an outlet external to the vehicle, a power inverter dedicated to supplying AC power to the outlet, and a powertrain control module. The powertrain control module controls the power inverter to supply first power level when a switch is in a first position and a second power level when the switch is in a second position. Additionally, the powertrain control module, after entering a secure mode, controls an engine to remain idling when an ignition switch is off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: James Theodore Cikalo, Daniel M. King, Thomas Lee Miller, Kevin Thomas Hille, Micheal Nikiforuk, Scott Alan Watkins
  • Patent number: 4248508
    Abstract: There is disclosed a system for storing a projection mask of the type used for printing integrated circuit patterns on silicon wafers. A special cassette package permits the mask to be stored in a clean sealed environment. A delivery system transports the sealed cassette into an optical projection instrument wherein the cassette is opened and the mask advanced to the projection stage. After projection, the mask is returned and automatically sealed into the cassette. The cassette may be evacuated or, alternatively, filled with a clean gas. The mask sealed in the cassette can then be stored until its use is again required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 1979
    Date of Patent: February 3, 1981
    Assignee: The Perkin-Elmer Corporation
    Inventor: Theodore Watkin
  • Patent number: 4211397
    Abstract: Disclosed is a mechanism for feeding unit documents, such as sheets, envelopes, pages, cards, and the like to an apparatus for processing. A mechanism is provided for feeding the documents to and removing them from the operating apparatus at a relatively high rate of speed. During the time that an individual document is being operated upon it is conveyed by a mechanism associated with the operating apparatus. Examples of such operations would be printing addresses on an envelope, embossing credit cards, encoding magnetic tapes, and the like. Upon conclusion of the operation, the documents are removed quickly so that a second document may be supplied to the operating apparatus expeditiously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1978
    Date of Patent: July 8, 1980
    Assignee: Pitney Bowes, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary G. Hansen, Leonard M. Pengue, Theodore Watkin
  • Patent number: 4202623
    Abstract: A temperature control system for adjusting the temperature of a projection mask to cause it to align optically with a wafer, and thereafter, to automatically maintain the temperature differential between the mask and wafer constant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 13, 1980
    Assignee: The Perkin-Elmer Corporation
    Inventor: Theodore Watkin
  • Patent number: 4143981
    Abstract: Disclosed is a means for feeding unit documents, such as sheets, envelopes, pages, cards, and the like to an apparatus for processing. Means is provided for feeding the documents to and removing them from the operating apparatus at a relatively high rate of speed. During the time that an individual document is being operated upon it is conveyed by means associated with the operating apparatus. Examples of such operations would be printing addresses on an envelope, embossing credit cards, encoding magnetic tapes, and the like. Upon conclusion of the operation, the documents are removed quickly so that a second document may be supplied to the operating apparatus expeditiously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1976
    Date of Patent: March 13, 1979
    Assignee: Pitney-Bowes, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary G. Hansen, Leonard M. Pengue, Theodore Watkin
  • Patent number: 3982250
    Abstract: A retractable radome assembly is comprised of a number of hollow casings having successively smaller transverse dimensions, disposed to permit nesting of a smaller dimension casing within a next adjacent larger dimension casing in a vacuum sealing relationship and in such a manner as to permit relative mobility of adjacent casings in a coaxial telescoping manner from a fully retracted to a fully extended coaxial position. The casing sections are maintained in the fully extended position through forces created by a differential pressure between the outside atmosphere and a vacuum atmosphere provided within the casing wall structure, the radome being maintained in the fully retracted position through the use of mechanical retracting assembly applied in the absence of a vacuum atmosphere within the wall structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1975
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1976
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Carl J. Giannatto, Theodore Watkin