Patents by Inventor William Dollar

William Dollar 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: 20180297059
    Abstract: A system of applying a coating to a vehicle in sequence with vehicle manufacture is disclosed. The vehicle may be inspected and/or logged into inventory. The vehicle may be electronically recorded into inventory using a computerized data acquisition and/or process control system. The vehicle may be prepared by an operator. The vehicle preparation may include applying masking materials to at least a portion of the vehicle. The vehicle preparation may include application of a pre-treatment to at least a portion of the vehicle. A coating may be applied to at least a portion of the vehicle. The coating may include one or more layers. The masking materials may be removed from the vehicle after the completion of the coating application. The vehicle may be electronically recorded into inventory using a data acquisition and/or process control system. The vehicle may be delivered and/or returned to the vehicle manufacturer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Benjamin William Dollar, Michael Scott Boyko, Robert William Scott, Bradley John Pattison
  • Publication number: 20170361355
    Abstract: A system and method of applying a coating to a vehicle in sequence with vehicle manufacture is disclosed. The vehicle may be inspected and/or logged into inventory. The vehicle may be electronically recorded into inventory using a computerized data acquisition and/or process control system. The vehicle may be prepared by an operator. The vehicle preparation may include applying masking materials to at least a portion of the vehicle. The vehicle preparation may include application of a pre-treatment to at least a portion of the vehicle. A coating may be applied to at least a portion of the vehicle. The coating may include one or more layers. The masking materials may be removed from the vehicle after the completion of the coating application. The vehicle may be electronically recorded into inventory using a data acquisition and/or process control system. The vehicle may be delivered and/or returned to the vehicle manufacturer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: BENJAMIN WILLIAM DOLLAR, MICHAEL SCOTT BOYKO, ROBERT WILLIAM SCOTT, BRADLEY JOHN PATTISON
  • Patent number: 9744579
    Abstract: A rotary bending device for bending workpiece includes a saddle, a rocker, and first and second alignment elements. The saddle includes a longitudinally extending cavity in which the rocker is received, and the rocker rotates relative to the saddle between a neutral position and a bending position for bending the workpiece. The first alignment element is provided on the rocker, and the second alignment element is positioned to engage the first alignment element to limit axial movement of the rocker relative to the saddle during rotation of the rocker between the neutral position and the bending position. The rocker may tangentially contact a bearing surface of the cavity at no more than two lines of tangential contact during rotation. The rocker may further include a longitudinally extending shoulder, and the device may further include a return element positioned to contact the shoulder for biasing the rocker toward the neutral position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Dayton Lamina Corporation
    Inventors: Lawrence W. Johnson, Kevin J. Latouf, Nickolas E. Downey, Gezim Miftari, Thomas William Dollar
  • Publication number: 20170106425
    Abstract: A rotary bending device for bending workpiece includes a saddle, a rocker, and first and second alignment elements. The saddle includes a longitudinally extending cavity in which the rocker is received, and the rocker rotates relative to the saddle between a neutral position and a bending position for bending the workpiece. The first alignment element is provided on the rocker, and the second alignment element is positioned to engage the first alignment element to limit axial movement of the rocker relative to the saddle during rotation of the rocker between the neutral position and the bending position. The rocker may tangentially contact a bearing surface of the cavity at no more than two lines of tangential contact during rotation. The rocker may further include a longitudinally extending shoulder, and the device may further include a return element positioned to contact the shoulder for biasing the rocker toward the neutral position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Inventors: Lawrence W. Johnson, Kevin J. Latouf, Nickolas E. Downey, Gezim Miftari, Thomas William Dollar
  • Patent number: 8745574
    Abstract: Embodiments establish duration estimates for tasks associated with media content ingestion, such as in application or game production. A content ingestion system receives a content submission request from a publisher. The request identifies a media content type that has a plurality of associated tasks. Based on previous submissions from the publisher, duration estimates for the tasks are generated and adjusted based on historical transaction data associated with other publishers (e.g., global averages). The duration estimates are provided to the publishers along with, for example, start and end dates for the tasks presented on a calendar or other workback schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: William A. Dollar, Jr., Ross David Heeter, Stefan Keir Gordon, Robert Bryce Johnson
  • Patent number: 8655464
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating an adaptive playlist on a computing device onboard a vehicle are provided. The system may include an onboard vehicle computing device configured to execute a media player program. The media player program may include a media storage module configured to store a plurality of media items, a user preference module having user media preferences, a contextual data module configured to receive dynamic contextual data from an onboard vehicle data source, and a playlist manager module. The playlist manager module may include a playlist generation engine configured to generate an adaptive playlist including user playlist media items, and a contextual media selection engine configured to select contextual media items based on the dynamic contextual data and interleave the selected contextual media items into the adaptive playlist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventor: William A. Dollar, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20130152040
    Abstract: Embodiments establish duration estimates for tasks associated with media content ingestion, such as in application or game production. A content ingestion system receives a content submission request from a publisher. The request identifies a media content type that has a plurality of associated tasks. Based on previous submissions from the publisher, duration estimates for the tasks are generated and adjusted based on historical transaction data associated with other publishers (e.g., global averages). The duration estimates are provided to the publishers along with, for example, start and end dates for the tasks presented on a calendar or other workback schedule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: William A. Dollar, Ross David Heeter, Stefan Keir Gordon, Robert Bryce Johnson
  • Patent number: 8332643
    Abstract: A process for establishing secure mutual trust includes generating a one-time-password. The one-time-password is transferred between the devices in a communication occurring off of the network. Each device generates a set of authenticators by hashing a plurality of sub-strings of the password and the device's authentication certificate with a respective set of nonces. The devices exchange the respective sets of authenticators. Each device then alternates revealing its respective set of nonces and its authentication certificate in a multi-stage process. The devices re-calculate the authenticators based upon the respective set of nonces and authentication certificate revealed by the other device along with the one-time-password sub-strings that it posses. If each device determines that the authenticators re-calculated by the given device matches the authenticators previously received from the other device, secure mutual trust is established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Harry S. Pyle, Bruce Louis Lieberman, Daniel R. Simon, Guillaume Simonnet, William Dollar
  • Publication number: 20120297324
    Abstract: Techniques for navigation control availability are described that provide dynamic navigation controls configured to remain available throughout viewing operations including scrolling and resizing. A page of content (e.g., a webpage or document) having one or more dynamic navigation controls can be rendered within a viewing pane of a client application. Dynamic navigation controls within the page can be detected by parsing code associated with the page that defines the controls. When a viewing operation is performed that changes the display of the rendered page, the detected navigation controls can be dynamically adjusted to remain visually available according to associated behaviors. Behaviors associated with dynamic navigation controls can include, for example, docking of the controls to a visible position in or adjacent to the viewing pane, relocating of the controls, and/or resizing of the controls within the rendered page to keep the controls visible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: William A. Dollar, Stefan K. Gordon, Ross D. Heeter, Manuel C. Ovena
  • Publication number: 20110035593
    Abstract: A process for establishing secure mutual trust includes generating a one-time-password. The one-time-password is transferred between the devices in a communication occurring off of the network. Each device generates a set of authenticators by hashing a plurality of sub-strings of the password and the device's authentication certificate with a respective set of nonces. The devices exchange the respective sets of authenticators. Each device then alternates revealing its respective set of nonces and its authentication certificate in a multi-stage process. The devices re-calculate the authenticators based upon the respective set of nonces and authentication certificate revealed by the other device along with the one-time-password sub-strings that it posses. If each device determines that the authenticators re-calculated by the given device matches the authenticators previously received from the other device, secure mutual trust is established.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Harry S. Pyle, Bruce Louis Lieberman, Daniel R. Simon, Guillaume Simonnet, William Dollar
  • Publication number: 20100312369
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating an adaptive playlist on a computing device onboard a vehicle are provided. The system may include an onboard vehicle computing device configured to execute a media player program. The media player program may include a media storage module configured to store a plurality of media items, a user preference module having user media preferences, a contextual data module configured to receive dynamic contextual data from an onboard vehicle data source, and a playlist manager module. The playlist manager module may include a playlist generation engine configured to generate an adaptive playlist including user playlist media items, and a contextual media selection engine configured to select contextual media items based on the dynamic contextual data and interleave the selected contextual media items into the adaptive playlist.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2009
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventor: William A. Dollar, JR.
  • Patent number: 7836306
    Abstract: A process for establishing secure mutual trust includes generating a one-time-password. The one-time-password is transferred between the devices in a communication occurring off of the network. Each device generates a set of authenticators by hashing a plurality of sub-strings of the password and the device's authentication certificate with a respective set of nonces. The devices exchange the respective sets of authenticators. Each device then alternates revealing its respective set of nonces and its authentication certificate in a multi-stage process. The devices re-calculate the authenticators based upon the respective set of nonces and authentication certificate revealed by the other device along with the one-time-password sub-strings that it posses. If each device determines that the authenticators re-calculated by the given device matches the authenticators previously received from the other device, secure mutual trust is established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Harry S. Pyle, Bruce Louis Lieberman, Daniel R. Simon, Guillaume Simonnet, William Dollar
  • Patent number: 7614013
    Abstract: Media experiences may be presented to a user on a local device organized by category and subcategory, even though the experiences may be served from various sources located on a network. A remote device with available media may establish a secure connection with the local device and transmit a mechanism for obtaining the media. The remote device will further transmit a listing of the available content. The media listing may be displayed to a user as another channel of media or other grouping as if the media source were local.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: William Dollar, Guillaume Simonnet
  • Publication number: 20080141298
    Abstract: Media experiences may be presented to a user on a local device organized by category and subcategory, even though the experiences may be served from various sources located on a network. A remote device with available media may establish a secure connection with the local device and transmit a mechanism for obtaining the media. The remote device will further transmit a listing of the available content. The media listing may be displayed to a user as another channel of media or other grouping as if the media source were local.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2006
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: William Dollar, Guillaume Simonnet
  • Publication number: 20070005955
    Abstract: A process for establishing secure mutual trust includes generating a one-time-password. The one-time-password is transferred between the devices in a communication occurring off of the network. Each device generates a set of authenticators by hashing a plurality of sub-strings of the password and the device's authentication certificate with a respective set of nonces. The devices exchange the respective sets of authenticators. Each device then alternates revealing its respective set of nonces and its authentication certificate in a multi-stage process. The devices re-calculate the authenticators based upon the respective set of nonces and authentication certificate revealed by the other device along with the one-time-password sub-strings that it posses. If each device determines that the authenticators re-calculated by the given device matches the authenticators previously received from the other device, secure mutual trust is established.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2005
    Publication date: January 4, 2007
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Harry Pyle, Bruce Lieberman, Daniel Simon, Guillaume Simonnet, William Dollar
  • Publication number: 20020095983
    Abstract: A stone pecking damage analyzer is provided which includes an enclosure frame. A pivotal first conveyor wheel is also provided. Spaced from the fixed conveyor wheel is a second conveyor wheel. A conveyor belt is fitted upon the two conveyor wheels. An automotive tire/wheel combination is mounted for rotation in contact with the conveyor belt planar surface. A variable speed motor torsionally coupled to the shaft powers the tire/wheel combination. A tubular conduit delivers stones to the conveyor's planar surface. An aggravator manipulates the tubular conduit to increase the delivery of stones to the conveyor. A deflector is also provided for redirecting stones delivered to the tire by the conveyor and thereafter accelerated by the tire. A mounting system hangs an automotive vehicle coated body panel in a position commensurate to its position with respect to the vehicle wheel well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2001
    Publication date: July 25, 2002
    Inventors: Phillip J. Heil, Benjamin William Dollar
  • Patent number: 6422071
    Abstract: A stone pecking damage analyzer is provided which includes an enclosure frame. A pivotal first conveyor wheel is also provided. Spaced from the fixed conveyor wheel is a second conveyor wheel. A conveyor belt is fitted upon the two conveyor wheels. An automotive tire/wheel combination is mounted for rotation in contact with the conveyor belt planar surface. A variable speed motor torsionally coupled to the shaft powers the tire/wheel combination. A tubular conduit delivers stones to the conveyor's planar surface. An aggravator manipulates the tubular conduit to increase the delivery of stones to the conveyor. A deflector is also provided for redirecting stones delivered to the tire by the conveyor and thereafter accelerated by the tire. A mounting system hangs an automotive vehicle coated body panel in a position commensurate to its position with respect to the vehicle wheel well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2002
    Assignee: Ventra Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip J. Heil, Benjamin William Dollar
  • Patent number: D804089
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Ground Effects, Ltd.
    Inventors: Benjamin William Dollar, Michael Scott Boyko, Robert William Scott, Bradley John Pattison