Patents by Inventor Donald Keller

Donald Keller 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: 10402863
    Abstract: A function intelligence engine receives input regarding application program content, including functions or capabilities of the application program that can be separately purchasable, and can further receive information regarding advertisements that can be displayed to users within the context of the application program. User-specific information is also received, including a user's current status and context within the application program, as well as a user's history, both within the application program, as well as in other application programs. Based on such information, the function intelligence engine determines and compares the probability of a user purchasing, versus the probability of the user consuming advertising, to acquire the separately purchasable function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Donald Keller, Jonathan Winslow Anderson, Pedro Emilio Gutierrez, Jr., Diana Finster, Enrique de la Garza, Kenneth Alan Lobb, Alexei Pineda
  • Patent number: 10371033
    Abstract: A diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) tank for an off-road vehicle including a retaining bar configured to support the DEF tank and a channel molded into a side of the DEF tank. The channel is configured to interface with the retaining rod. The DEF tank further including a cutout formed within the channel, wherein the cutout establishes a gap between the retaining bar and a body of the DEF tank. The DEF tank also includes a drain channel molded into an exterior surface of the DEF tank. The drain channel is configured to provide structural support to the DEF tank, and the gap is configured to enable DEF flow downwardly into the drain channel without contacting the retaining bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Ralph Hertsgaard, Jason Keith Novacek, David Donald Blomberg, John Thomas Rasset, Erik Andrew Larson, Paul Eugene Wibbels, Daniel LaRoy Hinz, Jay Michael Larson, David Larry Tveito, David Edward Susag, Russell Victor Stoltman, Chad Alry Bautz, Nathaniel James Keller, David Sheldon Booth
  • Publication number: 20180358239
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and apparatuses for recirculating gas in an equipment front end module (“EFEM”), including the ability to provide a gas during recirculation and control the gas flow, pressure, and composition of the environment in the EFEM during recirculation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Brandon Lee Senn, Peter R. Wassei, Scott Vernon Wong, Silvia Rocio Aguilar Amaya, Todd Anthony Lopes, Richard Howard Gould, James Donald Keller, Steven Edmund Pracko
  • Publication number: 20180192582
    Abstract: An improved knife drive assembly for use with a header of an agricultural harvester is provided. The knife drive assembly includes a housing, a rotatable driver having at least one curved channel or sloped lateral side, at least one wobble arm engaging the curved channel and a at least one mounting bar that engages the wobble arm and a cutter bar such that when the rotatable driver is rotated, the cutter bar engages in substantially linear oscillating motion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Applicant: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Josh Lounder, Donald Keller, Robert D. Crandall, Doug Sorensen
  • Patent number: 9402345
    Abstract: A cotton harvester includes plant cutting apparatus to sever cotton plants from a ground surface, plant conveyor apparatus to convey the severed plants into and through a picking chamber, and cotton picking apparatus including picker spindles that move upwardly into the picking chamber through a floor of the chamber to pick cotton filaments from bolls of the plants conveyed as a flattened mat therethrough and carry the cotton downwardly through the floor to doffers that remove the cotton from the spindles. Cotton conveyor apparatus also below the floor conveys the cotton to a receiver, while the plant residue passes from the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Alexandra C. Collier-DeChristopher, Kevin S. Richman, Michael J. Minnich, Geoffrey Rendell, Donald Keller, Christopher D. Sellers, Jesse H. Orsborn
  • Publication number: 20160098760
    Abstract: A function intelligence engine receives input regarding application program content, including functions or capabilities of the application program that can be separately purchasable, and can further receive information regarding advertisements that can be displayed to users within the context of the application program. User-specific information is also received, including a user's current status and context within the application program, as well as a user's history, both within the application program, as well as in other application programs. Based on such information, the function intelligence engine determines and compares the probability of a user purchasing, versus the probability of the user consuming advertising, to acquire the separately purchasable function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Inventors: Donald Keller, Jonathan Winslow Anderson, Pedro Emilio Gutierrez, JR., Diana Finster, Enrique de la Garza, Kenneth Alan Lobb, Alexei Pineda
  • Patent number: 9307290
    Abstract: Electronic program guide descriptions, of content referenced by the electronic program guide, are user-targeted based on user data. Such user-targeted electronic program guide descriptions aid users in identifying desirable content, thereby increasing user interaction performance with a content presentation device providing such user-targeted electronic program guide descriptions. To generate user-targeted electronic program guide descriptions, received electronic program guide information includes different, alternative or mutually exclusive, content descriptions of a given content item. Such electronic program guide information is compared with the user data and user-targeted content item descriptions is generated from the different content descriptions. A visual electronic program guide, including the user-targeted content item description, is displayed to a user on a physical display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Diana Finster, Adrian Chiu, Enrique de la Garza, Alexei Pineda, Donald Keller
  • Patent number: 9253513
    Abstract: Improved operation of a content presentation device is achieved by one application, presenting content to users, automatically identifying an independent second application, available on the content presentation device, based on remotely-sourced information, and invoking that second application based on explicit or implicit user input. Bidirectional notifications are enabled between the two applications whereby activity within one application can affect the other. The first application displays an advertisement and can also, based on metadata received with the advertisement, identify the second application and invoke it, based upon explicit or implicit user action, such that both are simultaneously visible in separate content display areas on a physical display device. User interaction with the second application is independent of the display of the corresponding advertisement by the first application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Diana Finster, Donald Keller, Jonathan Winslow Anderson, Jason Scott White, Alexei Pineda, Enrique de la Garza
  • Publication number: 20160021822
    Abstract: A cotton harvester includes plant cutting apparatus to sever cotton plants from a ground surface, plant conveyor apparatus to convey the severed plants into and through a picking chamber, and cotton picking apparatus including picker spindles that move upwardly into the picking chamber through a floor of the chamber to pick cotton filaments from bolls of the plants conveyed as a flattened mat therethrough and carry the cotton downwardly through the floor to doffers that remove the cotton from the spindles. Cotton conveyor apparatus also below the floor conveys the cotton to a receiver, while the plant residue passes from the chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Inventors: Alexandra C. Collier-DeChristopher, Kevin S. Richman, Michael J. Minnich, Geoffrey Rendell, Donald Keller, Christopher D. Sellers, Jesse H. Orsborn
  • Patent number: 8523289
    Abstract: A cutting bit retention assembly (399) that includes a cutting bit holder (500), which receives a cutting bit (58) and has shank (504) that extends into a bore (418) in a support (400). The shank section (504) of the cutting bit holder (500) presents a surface (530) defined by a notch (528) that selectively cooperates with a retention pin (670). A transverse bore (430) in the support (400) carries the retention pin (670). The retention pin (670) is selectively movable to any one of several positions. One position is a non-retaining position wherein the retention pin (670) does not engage the notch surface (530). Another position is a retaining position in which the retention pin (670) engages the notch surface (530) to urge the cutting bit holder into the cutting bit holder bore (418). Still another position is an ejecting position in which the retention pin (670) engages the notch surface (530) to urge the cutting bit holder (500) out of the cutting bit holder bore (418).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Kennametal Inc.
    Inventors: Eric P. Helsel, Stephen Stiffler, Donald Keller, Don Rowlett
  • Patent number: 8523290
    Abstract: A cutting tool holder-base assembly (399) has a base (400). The base (400) is adapted to attach to a surface (40) of a rotatable driving member (38). The tool holder-base assembly (399) includes a cutting tool holder (500) with head region (502) containing a cutting tool bore (506), and a shank region (504) with a distal end (524). The shank region (504) has an alignment notch (528) presenting an alignment surface (530) at the distal end (524). The assembly (399) further has a base (400), which contains a tool holder bore (418) and a transverse passage (430) intersecting the tool holder bore (418). There is an elongate pin (436) in the transverse passage (430). The elongate pin (436) has an exposed portion (440) thereof passing through the tool holder bore (418) wherein the cutting tool holder (500) is able to enter completely the tool holder bore (418) of the base (400) when the alignment surface (530) is in alignment with the exposed portion (440) of the elongate pin (436).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Kennametal Inc.
    Inventors: Eric P. Helsel, Donald Keller, Don Rowlett, Stephen Stiffler, Wayne Beach
  • Publication number: 20110089746
    Abstract: A cutting tool holder-base assembly (399) has a base (400). The base (400) is adapted to attach to a surface (40) of a rotatable driving member (38). The tool holder-base assembly (399) includes a cutting tool holder (500) with head region (502) containing a cutting tool bore (506), and a shank region (504) with a distal end (524). The shank region (504) has an alignment notch (528) presenting an alignment surface (530) at the distal end (524). The assembly (399) further has a base (400), which contains a tool holder bore (418) and a transverse passage (430) intersecting the tool holder bore (418). There is an elongate pin (436) in the transverse passage (430). The elongate pin (436) has an exposed portion (440) thereof passing through the tool holder bore (418) wherein the cutting tool holder (500) is able to enter completely the tool holder bore (418) of the base (400) when the alignment surface (530) is in alignment with the exposed portion (440) of the elongate pin (436).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2010
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Applicant: Kennametal Inc.
    Inventors: Eric P. Helsel, Donald Keller, Don Rowlett, Stephen Stiffler, Wayne Beach
  • Publication number: 20110089747
    Abstract: A cutting bit retention assembly (399) that includes a cutting bit holder (500), which receives a cutting bit (58) and has shank (504) that extends into a bore (418) in a support (400). The shank section (504) of the cutting bit holder (500) presents a surface (530) defined by a notch (528) that selectively cooperates with a retention pin (670). A transverse bore (430) in the support (400) carries the retention pin (670). The retention pin (670) is selectively movable to any one of several positions. One position is a non-retaining position wherein the retention pin (670) does not engage the notch surface (530). Another position is a retaining position in which the retention pin (670) engages the notch surface (530) to urge the cutting bit holder into the cutting bit holder bore (418). Still another position is an ejecting position in which the retention pin (670) engages the notch surface (530) to urge the cutting bit holder (500) out of the cutting bit holder bore (418).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2010
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Applicant: Kennametal Inc.
    Inventors: Eric P. Helsel, Stephen Stiffler, Donald Keller, Don Rowlett
  • Publication number: 20070045599
    Abstract: A mining bit puller having a striking pad is disclosed. The puller has a plate with two forks at a front end and a striking pad at a back end. In one embodiment, the forks are generally wedge shaped, and the puller includes a handle extending at an angle from the top of the bit puller plate. During mining tool bit changeout operations, the pad may be struck with a hammer or other tool in order to force the forks between a collar of the tool bit and its mounting block to pull the tool bit out of the block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2005
    Publication date: March 1, 2007
    Applicant: Kennametal Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Bilyeu, Donald Keller
  • Publication number: 20050082898
    Abstract: A cutting tool assembly (10) includes a support block (12) and a replaceable spray nozzle housing that can be manually installed onto a support block positioned on a drum in the field. Wherein the support block includes a fluid passage communicating water from a water supply to a fluid passage within the spray nozzle housing. The spray nozzle housing is connected to the support block by welding. The weld joint between the spray nozzle housing and support block forms a liquid tight seal. The spray nozzle housing is oriented on the support block so that water spray from the spray nozzle outlet is directed toward the tip of the cutting tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2003
    Publication date: April 21, 2005
    Inventor: Donald Keller
  • Publication number: 20040199622
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a method of centrally controlling the settings in a computer system in an eRoom environment, includes: providing an interface page by use of an operations console module; and adjusting settings relating to an eRoom application by setting at least one variable in the interface page. The interface page may be related to look and feel settings, server settings, and/or security settings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2003
    Publication date: October 7, 2004
    Inventors: Anthony Alan Huscher, Kevin Donald Keller, Troy Charles Whitlow, Christopher James Rand
  • Publication number: 20040162789
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the invention, a method of user aging in an eRoom server, includes: sending a request for eRoom user accounts in a Server Member List (SML); returning user account information in response to the request; checking an employment status of each user associated with a returned user account information; and processing a user account associated with a user based upon the employment status of the user. In another embodiment of the invention, an apparatus for user aging in an eRoom server, includes: an automated user aging module configured to send a request for eRoom user accounts in a Server Member List (SML) and receive user account information in response to the request; the automated user aging module further configured to check an employment status of each user associated with a returned user account information and process a user account associated with a user based upon the employment status of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2003
    Publication date: August 19, 2004
    Inventors: Anthony Alan Huscher, Kevin Donald Keller, Troy Charles Whitlow
  • Patent number: 6357890
    Abstract: A flashlight having a power source and a light source having a high intensity positioned in a power source frame. The flashlight further includes a power source frame housing that encloses the power source frame. The frame and the housing cooperate to secure and protect the internal components of the flashlight. The flashlight is further provided with side covers that have flat surfaces to receive markings or engravings. A switch is provided to activate the light source, the switch preferably providing tactile feedback to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2002
    Assignee: Armament Systems and Procedures, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin L. Parsons, Donald A. Keller, W. Clay Reeves
  • Patent number: 6283609
    Abstract: The flashlight of the present invention is comprised generally of a flashlight chassis which houses energy cells, a flashlight head which houses a beam adjustment assembly, and an endcap which houses a switch assembly. The beam adjustment assembly and the switch assembly utilize printed circuit boards to support the lamp bulb and switch, respectively. The beam adjustment assembly mounts inside the flashlight head and can only be accessed and adjusted by removing the outer lens retaining ring that secures the assembly within the head. Once accessed, the bulb support of the assembly can be rotated relative to the reflector of the assembly to adjust the light focal length of the flashlight. The adjustment assembly is also provided with a shock absorber that supports the light bulb. In one embodiment, the endcap is provided with a threads to permit the flashlight to be axially attached to an expandable baton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2001
    Assignee: Armament Systems and Procedures, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin L. Parsons, Donald A. Keller, Clay C. Reeves
  • Patent number: D441473
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2001
    Assignee: Armament Systems and Procedures
    Inventors: Kevin L. Parsons, Donald Keller, W. Clay Reeves