Patents by Inventor William A. Krieger

William A. Krieger 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: 10337169
    Abstract: A stabilizer device for a work vehicle. The work vehicle having a first ground-engaging device having a first midpoint and a second ground-engaging device having a second midpoint. The first ground-engaging device and the second ground-engaging device configured to move the work vehicle along a surface. The stabilizer device comprising a mount coupled to the work vehicle between the first ground-engaging device and the second ground-engaging device. A stabilizer bar coupled to the mount. An actuator coupled to the mount and the stabilizer bar and configured to raise the stabilizer bar from a ground-engaging position to a stowed position. The stabilizer device extends to one of equal to and beyond the second midpoint in the ground-engaging position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Wylie C. Pfaff, Scott S. Hendron, Robert C. Moore, Martti Johannes Lampela, John William Krieger, Peter Fraser Falt, Michael McLaughlin
  • Patent number: 10099624
    Abstract: A storage apparatus for a work vehicle where the work vehicle comprises an operator's station defining a floor, a seat assembly coupled to the floor, wherein the seat assembly is rotatable about a seat assembly pivot axis between a forward facing position and a rearward facing position. The storage apparatus comprises at least one drawer support coupled to a backside of the seat assembly, and at least one drawer slidably disposed with the drawer support where the drawer is movable between an access position and a storage position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Scott S. Hendron, Wylie C. Pfaff, Robert C. Moore, Martti Johannes Lampela, John William Krieger, Peter Fraser Falt, Michael McLaughlin
  • Publication number: 20180251167
    Abstract: A ballast device for a work vehicle. The ballast device comprising a rail coupled to the work vehicle. A carrier is slidingly coupled to the rail. The carrier comprises a pin having an axis of rotation. An actuator is coupled to the carrier and configured to move the carrier along the rail. A counterweight is rotatably coupled to the pin. A rotation device is coupled to the counterweight and configured for rotating the counterweight about the axis of rotation. A sensor is coupled to the work vehicle and configured for determining a center of gravity of the work vehicle and for generating a signal indicative of the center of gravity. A controller is configured for receiving the signal and configured for controlling the actuator and the rotation device to position the counterweight at an optimized location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Scott S. Hendron, Wylie C. Pfaff, Robert C. Moore, Martti Johannes Lampela, John William Krieger, Peter Fraser Falt, Michael McLaughlin
  • Publication number: 20180251073
    Abstract: A storage apparatus for a work vehicle where the work vehicle comprises an operator's station defining a floor, a seat assembly coupled to the floor, wherein the seat assembly is rotatable about a seat assembly pivot axis between a forward facing position and a rearward facing position. The storage apparatus comprises at least one drawer support coupled to a backside of the seat assembly, and at least one drawer slidably disposed with the drawer support where the drawer is movable between an access position and a storage position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Scott S. Hendron, Wylie C. Pfaff, Robert C. Moore, Martti Johannes Lampela, John William Krieger, Peter Fraser Falt, Michael McLaughlin
  • Publication number: 20180251954
    Abstract: A stabilizer device for a work vehicle. The work vehicle having a first ground-engaging device having a first midpoint and a second ground-engaging device having a second midpoint. The first ground-engaging device and the second ground-engaging device configured to move the work vehicle along a surface. The stabilizer device comprising a mount coupled to the work vehicle between the first ground-engaging device and the second ground-engaging device. A stabilizer bar coupled to the mount. An actuator coupled to the mount and the stabilizer bar and configured to raise the stabilizer bar from a ground-engaging position to a stowed position. The stabilizer device extends to one of equal to and beyond the second midpoint in the ground-engaging position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Wylie C. Pfaff, Scott S. Hendron, Robert C. Moore, Martti Johannes Lampela, John William Krieger, Peter Fraser Falt, Michael McLaughlin
  • Patent number: 8138861
    Abstract: A catch assembly coupled to the operating mechanism of the ATS is provided. The catch assembly is structured to arrest movement within the operating mechanism when the operating mechanism moves at more than the speed for which it was designed. That is, the catch assembly does not engage when the operating mechanism is stationary, or moving at a standard speed, i.e. the speed at which the operating mechanism was intended to move. When there is a strong over-current, such as during a withstand test, a magnetic field causes a movable contact to separate from a fixed contact assembly which, in turn, causes the operating mechanism to move at a speed that is faster than the standard speed. The catch assembly is structured to engage and arrest the motion of the operating mechanism when the operating mechanism moves at a speed that is faster than the standard speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: James William Krieger, Paul Alan Merck, Robert Michael Slepian, Amelia Marie Stay
  • Publication number: 20100288610
    Abstract: A catch assembly coupled to the operating mechanism of the ATS is provided. The catch assembly is structured to arrest movement within the operating mechanism when the operating mechanism moves at more than the speed for which it was designed. That is, the catch assembly does not engage when the operating mechanism is stationary, or moving at a standard speed, i.e. the speed at which the operating mechanism was intended to move. When there is a strong over-current, such as during a withstand test, a magnetic field causes a movable contact to separate from a fixed contact assembly which, in turn, causes the operating mechanism to move at a speed that is faster than the standard speed. The catch assembly is structured to engage and arrest the motion of the operating mechanism when the operating mechanism moves at a speed that is faster than the standard speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2009
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Inventors: JAMES WILLIAM KRIEGER, Paul Alan Merck, Robert Michael Slepian, Amelia Marie Stay
  • Patent number: 7729493
    Abstract: A handheld computer comprises a housing and a cover removably connected thereto by a universal hinge assembly. The universal hinge assembly includes a tubular member or arm having a proximal end fixedly (non-rotatably) secured to an edge of the cover and a distal end pivotally coupled to an edge of the cover. The pivotal coupling may comprise a ball and socket arrangement, a pin and slot arrangement, or any other type of coupling arrangement that enables universal pivoting movement and releasable attachment between the cover and the housing. The cover may include a cushion designed to abut a display screen mounted in the housing when the cover is in a closed position. A method of reconfiguring an encasement of a handheld computer having a cover releasably coupled thereto includes removing the first cover and replacing it with a second cover of a different type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Palm, Inc.
    Inventors: John William Krieger, Randall Clark Lewis
  • Patent number: 7099149
    Abstract: A handheld computer comprises a generally rectangular housing and a cover movably connected thereto by a hinge assembly. The hinge assembly includes a tubular member or arm that has one end fixedly (non-rotatably) secured to an edge of the cover and an opposite end pivotally coupled to an edge of the cover. The hinge assembly enables the cover to be moved to at least three different positions. The cover provides a different function in each position. The hinge assembly comprises a pin and slot arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Assignee: Palm, Inc.
    Inventors: John William Krieger, Randall Clark Lewis
  • Publication number: 20040257758
    Abstract: A handheld computer comprises a generally rectangular housing and a cover movably connected thereto by a hinge assembly. The hinge assembly includes a tubular member or arm that has one end fixedly (non-rotatably) secured to an edge of the cover and an opposite end pivotally coupled to an edge of the cover. The hinge assembly enables the cover to be moved to at least three different positions. The cover provides a different function in each position. The hinge assembly comprises a pin and slot arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2004
    Publication date: December 23, 2004
    Applicant: Palm, Inc.
    Inventors: John William Krieger, Randall Clark Lewis
  • Patent number: 6781824
    Abstract: A handheld computer comprises a generally rectangular housing and a cover movably connected thereto by a hinge assembly. The hinge assembly includes a tubular member or arm that has one end fixedly (non-rotatably) secured to an edge of the cover and an opposite end pivotally coupled to an edge of the cover. The hinge assembly enables the cover to be moved to at least three different positions. The cover provides a different function in each position. A method of reconfiguring an encasement of a handheld computer to provide at least two different functions includes rotating the cover about at least two different axes to move the cover between at least two different positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2004
    Assignee: Palm, Inc.
    Inventors: John William Krieger, Randall Clark Lewis
  • Publication number: 20030142470
    Abstract: A handheld computer comprises a generally rectangular housing and a cover movably connected thereto by a hinge assembly. The hinge assembly includes a tubular member or arm that has one end fixedly (non-rotatably) secured to an edge of the cover and an opposite end pivotally coupled to an edge of the cover. The hinge assembly enables the cover to be moved to at least three different positions. The cover provides a different function in each position. A method of reconfiguring an encasement of a handheld computer to provide at least two different functions includes rotating the cover about at least two different axes to move the cover between at least two different positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2002
    Publication date: July 31, 2003
    Applicant: Palm, Inc.
    Inventors: John William Krieger, Randall Clark Lewis
  • Publication number: 20030142471
    Abstract: A handheld computer comprises a housing and a cover removably connected thereto by a universal hinge assembly. The universal hinge assembly includes a tubular member or arm having a proximal end fixedly (non-rotatably) secured to an edge of the cover and a distal end pivotally coupled to an edge of the cover. The pivotal coupling may comprise a ball and socket arrangement, a pin and slot arrangement, or any other type of coupling arrangement that enables universal pivoting movement and releasable attachment between the cover and the housing. The cover may include a cushion designed to abut a display screen mounted in the housing when the cover is in a closed position. A method of reconfiguring an encasement of a handheld computer having a cover releasably coupled thereto includes removing the first cover and replacing it with a second cover of a different type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2002
    Publication date: July 31, 2003
    Applicant: Palm, Inc.
    Inventors: John William Krieger, Randall Clark Lewis
  • Patent number: 6097027
    Abstract: A method of using natural oil inclusions in rock that is capable of oil entrapment to determine whether that rock has had, or presently contains, oil, comprising the steps of: selecting two or more regions on a sample of the rock; determining a ratio of the number of regions that contain oil inclusions, or the number of regions that do not contain oil inclusions, as against the total number of regions selected; and comparing that ratio against standard rock samples to thereby enable the determination to be made as to whether or not the rock has had or presently contains oil. The method can also be used to locate boundaries of different fluid phases in geological sites capable of retaining oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2000
    Assignee: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
    Inventors: Peter John Eadington, Mark Lisk, Francis William Krieger
  • Patent number: 5969240
    Abstract: A method for determining the resistivity of water in an oil well site that includes rock that is capable of water entrapment, includes the steps of:(a) retrieving a sample of the rock;(b) identifying any entrapped water in the sample; and(c) determining the resistivity of the entrapped water. The so determined resistivity then enables oil reserves to be calculated in the well site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1999
    Assignee: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
    Inventors: Peter John Eadington, Mark Lisk, Francis William Krieger
  • Patent number: 5637901
    Abstract: A diode-connected transistor device for IC protection against electrostatic discharge (ESD) that functions as a transistor in the active region during an ESD event. The device cell includes an annular collector at the outer reaches of the cell, a circular base diffusion concentric with the collector, and an annular emitter near the outer edge of the base. The base and emitter regions are connected together by metallization external to the transistor cell. With the base contact enclosed by the annular emitter, during an ESD spike the initial reverse bias current flow is from the collector, under the emitter diffusion and out of the base contact. Eventually, as the magnitude of the ESD spike increases, the reverse biased current becomes sufficient to locally forward bias the base-emitter junction changing the primary ESD current path from collector to base, to collector to emitter, thus lowering the ESD current density in the active base-collector junction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 10, 1997
    Assignee: Analog Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: David F. Beigel, Edward L. Wolfe, William A. Krieger
  • Patent number: 5594266
    Abstract: An ESD protective clamp device comprised of a two-terminal diode formed in an isolated chip cell. The lower part of this chip cell region contains a buried layer of silicon with P-type dopant, and the upper part is an epitaxial layer also with P-type dopant. An annular (ring-shaped) anode plug segment is formed at the outer reaches of the epitaxial layer with P+ doping. At the interior central region is an N-type plug circular in horizontal cross-section and concentric with the annular plug. This central plug serves as the cathode. Electrical connections are made to anode and cathode to provide interconnection with an IC circuit with a MOM capacitor to be protected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1997
    Assignee: Analog Devices, Incorporated
    Inventors: David F. Beigel, William A. Krieger, Susan L. Feindt
  • Patent number: 5541120
    Abstract: Bipolar transistors and MOS transistors on a single semiconductor substrate involves depositing a single layer of polysilicon on a substrate, including complementary transistors of either or both types, and a method for fabricating same. The devices are made by depositing a single layer of polysilicon on a substrate and etching narrow slots in the form of rings around every bipolar emitter area, which slots are thereafter filler with an insulating oxide. Then, emitters and extrinsic base regions are formed. The emitters are self-aligned to the extrinsic base regions. An optical cladding procedure produces a surface layer of a silicide compound, a low resistance conductor. The resulting structure yields a high-performance device in which the size constraints are at a minimum and contact regions may be made at the top surface of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1996
    Assignee: Analog Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Derek W. Robinson, William A. Krieger, Andre M. Martinez, Marion R. McDevitt
  • Patent number: 5477078
    Abstract: An ESD protective clamp device comprised of a two-terminal diode formed in an isolated chip cell. The lower part of this chip cell region contains a buried layer of silicon with P-type dopant, and the upper part is an epitaxial layer also with P-type dopant. An annular (ring-shaped) anode plug segment is formed at the outer reaches of the epitaxial layer with P+ doping. At the interior central region is an N-type plug circular in horizontal cross-section and concentric with the annular plug. This central plug serves as the cathode. Electrical connections are made to anode and cathode to provide interconnection with an IC circuit with a MOM capacitor to be protected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 19, 1995
    Assignee: Analog Devices, Incorporated
    Inventors: David F. Beigel, William A. Krieger, Susan L. Feindt
  • Patent number: D811449
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Wylie C. Pfaff, Scott S. Hendron, Robert C. Moore, Martti Johannes Lampela, John William Krieger, Peter Fraser Falt, Michael McLaughlin