Patents by Inventor Michael R. Dilts

Michael R. Dilts 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: 10368488
    Abstract: A system for sensing harvested crop levels within an agricultural harvester may include a crop tank configured to receive harvested crop. The system may further include a sensor configured to emit a sensor beam into the crop tank for reflection off of the top surface of the harvested crop. Additionally, the system may include a reflection panel positioned at a minimum detectable crop level within the crop tank. The reflection panel may be configured to reflect the sensor beam when the current crop level is vertically below the minimum detectable crop level. A center of the reflection panel may be positioned closer to the sensor than an outer edge of the reflection panel such that the reflection panel diffuses the sensor beam as it reflects off of the reflection panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Justin M. Becker, Mark D. Dilts, Michael Minnich, Clayton E. Banks, Jr., Denver R. Yoder
  • Patent number: 6981208
    Abstract: A technique for providing routing of various multimedia events throughout the course of a multimedia presentation using a computer with a storage and a display. A variety of multimedia objects are defined in the storage and grouped in logical relationships to enable multimedia presentations. A display is used to create the presentations interactively by positioning objects representative of the multimedia events and joining them with geometric figures, such as line segments. Each object can then be directly manipulated via a mouse or other pointing device to position a multimedia object to a particular position, or adjust the playback rate of a multimedia object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2005
    Assignee: Object Technology Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Steven H. Milne, James Michael Tindell, John C. Tobias, II, Michael R. Dilts, Bradley Alan Edelman, Matthew Denman
  • Publication number: 20030009494
    Abstract: A technique for providing routing of various multimedia events throughout the course of a multimedia presentation using a computer with a storage and a display. A variety of multimedia objects are defined in the storage and grouped in logical relationships to enable multimedia presentations. A display is used to create the presentations interactively by positioning objects representative of the multimedia events and joining them with geometric figures, such as line segments. Each object can then be directly manipulated via a mouse or other pointing device to position a multimedia object to a particular position, or adjust the playback rate of a multimedia object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2002
    Publication date: January 9, 2003
    Applicant: Object Technology Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Steven H. Milne, James Michael Tindell, John C. Tobias, Michael R. Dilts, Bradley Alan Edelman, Matthew Denman
  • Patent number: 6421692
    Abstract: A technique for providing routing of various multimedia events throughout the course of a multimedia presentation using a computer with a storage and a display. A variety of multimedia objects are defined in the storage and grouped in logical relationships to enable multimedia presentations. A display is used to create the presentations interactively by positioning objects representative of the multimedia events and joining them with geometric figures, such as line segments. Each object can then be directly manipulated via a mouse or other pointing device to position a multimedia object to a particular position, or adjust the playback rate of a multimedia object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2002
    Assignee: Object Technology Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Steven H. Milne, James Michael Tindell, John C. Tobias, II, Michael R. Dilts, Bradley Alan Edelman, Matthew Denman
  • Patent number: 5848291
    Abstract: An object-oriented framework is used to create multimedia application programs which route multimedia data from a multimedia source, such as a storage, to a multimedia presentation device for presentation. A variety of multimedia objects are defined in the storage, each of which has input and output ports, and a display is used to create the presentations by means of interactive graphics. Each of the objects generates its own graphic image and the application program is created by positioning the graphic images on the display and connecting them together with other connecting objects that generate graphic images, such as line segments. When the graphic images are connected, the underlying objects connect their input and output ports together to form the multimedia application program. The connecting objects can also perform data processing in the process of passing information from one object to another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1998
    Assignee: Object Technology Licensing Corp.
    Inventors: Steven H. Milne, James Michael Tindell, John C. Tobias, II, Michael R. Dilts, Bradley Alan Edelman, Matthew Denman
  • Patent number: 5553222
    Abstract: A method and system for providing synchronization of the timing of various multimedia events. Clock objects are defined in the storage and associated with an internal or external source of current time. The clock objects are able to be displayed on the display, but can be hidden once their linkages are defined. One or more multimedia objects representative of audio, visual or other multimedia events are defined and linked to a particular clock object or clock objects. Then, a processor synchronizes the multimedia objects with the associated clock object or objects. Finally, the various multimedia events are performed in synchronization with their associated clocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1996
    Assignee: Taligent, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve H. Milne, Matthew L. Denman, James M. Tindell, John C. Tobias, II, Michael R. Dilts, Bradley A. Edelman
  • Patent number: 5544297
    Abstract: A technique for providing routing of various multimedia events throughout the course of a multimedia presentation using a computer with a storage and a display. A processor with an attached display, storage and multimedia device builds a component object in the storage of the processor for managing the multimedia device including at least one port for exchanging multimedia information. The processor includes a connection object for connecting the at least one port to the multimedia device to facilitate the exchange of multimedia information and the processor routes information between the multimedia device and the component object port. A list of component objects are stored in the storage and current status for each of the components in the list is also stored. Then, when a multimedia player is invoked, a test is performed on each of the components in the list, and their associated multimedia devices, to determine what aspects of the multimedia presentation can be run.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1996
    Assignee: Taligent, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven H. Milne, James M. Tindell, John C. Tobias, II, Michael R. Dilts, Bradley A. Edelman
  • Patent number: 5511002
    Abstract: A technique for providing routing of various multimedia events throughout the course of a multimedia presentation using a computer with a storage and a display. A processor with an attached display, storage and multimedia device builds a component object in the storage of the processor for managing the multimedia device including at least one port for exchanging multimedia information. The processor includes a connection object for connecting the at least one port to the multimedia device to facilitate the exchange of multimedia information and the processor routes information between the multimedia device and the component object port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 23, 1996
    Assignee: Taligent, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven H. Milne, James M. Tindell, John C. Tobias, II, Michael R. Dilts, Bradley A. Edelman, Matthew Denman
  • Patent number: 5455854
    Abstract: A method and system for enabling a set of object interface application elements and telephony system elements. Particular objects may be chosen depending on which elements of the telephony system will need to be interfaced. A particular object is capable of interfacing with one or more elements of the telephony system. The elements of the telephony system may be any identifiable aspect of the telephony system. For example, the objects could represent a handset or a line. Less tangible elements can also be represented, such as signals or procedures, including call progress tones, call setup, call hold, conference calls, or other call features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 3, 1995
    Assignee: Taligent, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael R. Dilts, Steven H. Milne, David B. Goldsmith
  • Patent number: 5390138
    Abstract: A system for connecting an audio object to various multimedia objects to enable an object-oriented simulation of a multimedia presentation using a computer with a storage and a display. A plurality of multimedia objects are created on the display including at least one connection object and at least one audio object in the storage. Multimedia objects are displayed on the display, including at least one audio object. The multimedia object and the audio object are connected, and information is routed via the connection between the multimedia object and the audio object to create a multimedia presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 14, 1995
    Assignee: Taligent, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven H. Milne, Michael R. Dilts, John C. Tobias, II