Patents by Inventor Vickie L. Ellis

Vickie L. Ellis 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: 20190025775
    Abstract: A communication system facilitates a closed loop, two-way communication network between machines at a worksite and a remote processing facility. A management and control system receives operations data and generates recommended adjustments to the worksite operations. A manager system provides manager outputs over the communication network to adjust operations of the machines at the worksite based on the recommended adjustments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Brian J. Gilmore, Craig E. Wenzel, Kerry J. Morvant, Timothy S. Hunt, Jan Wyckoff, Vickie L. Ellis
  • Patent number: 10114348
    Abstract: A communication system facilitates a closed loop, two-way communication network between machines at a worksite and a remote processing facility. A management and control system receives operations data and generates recommended adjustments to the worksite operations. A manager system provides manager outputs over the communication network to adjust operations of the machines at the worksite based on the recommended adjustments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Brian J. Gilmore, Craig E Wenzel, Kerry J. Morvant, Timothy S. Hunt, Jan Wyckoff, Vickie L. Ellis
  • Patent number: 9882272
    Abstract: A control system and method is provided for raising and lowering a vehicle antenna. The control system includes a location receiver for generating vehicle location data, an obstacle detection unit which generates an obstacle signal, an antenna, an antenna motor for raising and lowering the antenna and a control unit. The control unit controls the antenna motor as a function of the vehicle location data and the obstacle signal. The control unit compares the vehicle location signal to stored or received geofencing information defining a geofenced area, and causes the antenna motor to raise the antenna when the vehicle location corresponding to the vehicle location data is inside the geofenced area and no obstacle is detected. The control unit causes the antenna motor to lower the antenna when the vehicle location corresponding to the vehicle location data is outside the geofenced area or if an obstacle is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Jan M. Wyckoff, David L. Reuter, Manuel Camacho, Jeremiah J. Johnson, Vickie L. Ellis, Brian J. Gilmore
  • Patent number: 9772625
    Abstract: A reference model generates a model output indicative of modeled operations of one or more worksites. The model output is compared against actual operation data indicative of actual worksite operations. A recommendation engine generates recommendations to adjust the worksite operations so that they more closely conform to the model operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Brian J. Gilmore, Craig E. Wenzel, Kerry J. Morvant, Timothy S. Hunt, Jan M. Wyckoff, Vickie L. Ellis
  • Publication number: 20170250463
    Abstract: A control system and method is provided for raising and lowering a vehicle antenna. The control system includes a location receiver for generating vehicle location data, an obstacle detection unit which generates an obstacle signal, an antenna, an antenna motor for raising and lowering the antenna and a control unit. The control unit controls the antenna motor as a function of the vehicle location data and the obstacle signal. The control unit compares the vehicle location signal to stored or received geofencing information defining a geofenced area, and causes the antenna motor to raise the antenna when the vehicle location corresponding to the vehicle location data is inside the geofenced area and no obstacle is detected. The control unit causes the antenna motor to lower the antenna when the vehicle location corresponding to the vehicle location data is outside the geofenced area or if an obstacle is detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventors: Jan M. Wyckoff, David L. Reuter, Manuel Camacho, Jeremiah J. Johnson, Vickie L. Ellis, Brian J. Gilmore
  • Patent number: 9590368
    Abstract: A platform comprises an array of slots for mounting electronic modules. Side rails are mounted on the platform. A side rail defines at least one outer edge of a slot. A central structure mechanically supports corresponding first electrical connectors for the slots. In a slot, a tray holds an electronic module. The tray comprises a second electrical connector supported at or near an interior end of the tray. The tray is secured laterally by at least one of the side rails. The tray is secured at or near the interior end by the second electrical connector that engages the first electrical connector. The tray is secured at or near an exterior end by an outer fastener associated with a floor of the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Jan M. Wyckoff, Vickie L. Ellis, Manuel Camacho
  • Publication number: 20160359281
    Abstract: A platform comprises an array of slots for mounting electronic modules. Side rails are mounted on the platform. A side rail defines at least one outer edge of a slot. A central structure mechanically supports corresponding first electrical connectors for the slots. In a slot, a tray holds an electronic module. The tray comprises a second electrical connector supported at or near an interior end of the tray. The tray is secured laterally by at least one of the side rails. The tray is secured at or near the interior end by the second electrical connector that engages the first electrical connector. The tray is secured at or near an exterior end by an outer fastener associated with a floor of the platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Jan M. Wyckoff, Vickie L. Ellis, Manuel Camacho
  • Publication number: 20150324719
    Abstract: A reference model generates a model output indicative of modeled operations of one or more worksites. The model output is compared against actual operation data indicative of actual worksite operations. A recommendation engine generates recommendations to adjust the worksite operations so that they more closely conform to the model operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventors: Brian J. Gilmore, Craig E. Wenzel, Kerry J. Morvant, Timothy S. Hunt, Jan M. Wyckoff, Vickie L. Ellis
  • Publication number: 20150323913
    Abstract: A communication system facilitates a closed loop, two-way communication network between machines at a worksite and a remote processing facility. A management and control system receives operations data and generates recommended adjustments to the worksite operations. A manager system provides manager outputs over the communication network to adjust operations of the machines at the worksite based on the recommended adjustments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventors: Brian J. Gilmore, Craig E. Wenzel, Kerry J. Morvant, Timothy S. Hunt, Jan Wyckoff, Vickie L. Ellis
  • Patent number: 8698695
    Abstract: An antenna system for use in an agricultural field or work area comprises a base having an upper side and a lower side opposite the upper side. A stake extends from the lower side. The stake is capable of mounting into the ground. A spring extends from the upper side of the base. A mast above the base is movably, resiliently mounted to the base by the spring. A lateral dielectric guard is mounted at or the near a top of the mast. An antenna is associated with the top of the mast, the antenna coupled to a transmission line that is secured to or by the mast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Jan M. Wyckoff, Vickie L. Ellis, Christopher A. Trapkus
  • Publication number: 20130027265
    Abstract: An antenna system for use in an agricultural field or work area comprises a base having an upper side and a lower side opposite the upper side. A stake extends from the lower side. The stake is capable of mounting into the ground. A spring extends from the upper side of the base. A mast above the base is movably, resiliently mounted to the base by the spring. A lateral dielectric guard is mounted at or the near a top of the mast. An antenna is associated with the top of the mast, the antenna coupled to a transmission line that is secured to or by the mast.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Inventors: Jan M. Wyckoff, Vickie L. Ellis, Christopher A. Trapkus