Patents Assigned to CNH Industrial America LLC
  • Patent number: 10974574
    Abstract: A screen assembly for a work vehicle cab includes a screen configured to cover at least a portion of an opening in the work vehicle cab. The screen assembly also includes a frame having at least one window channel and a screen channel. The at least one window channel is configured to support at least one window, the screen channel is configured to receive the screen, and the frame extends about a portion of a periphery of the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Owen Seacat, David Robert Natzke
  • Patent number: 10973172
    Abstract: An agricultural baler includes a processing conveyance that is positioned between a pickup roll and a main bale chamber for conveying crop material from the pickup roll to the main bale chamber. The processing conveyance includes at least one of a bottom wall and side wall having at least one sieve with a plurality of openings extending through the sieve. The openings are sized and configured for allowing non-crop material to exit from the at least one processing conveyance through the openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Karel Naeyaert, Patrick Staelens, Hans De Gersem
  • Patent number: 10973163
    Abstract: A system includes an electronic control system for an agricultural system, including a controller configured to receive a first signal indicative of a mission of a work vehicle of the agricultural system. The controller is configured to determine a first desired path of travel of the work vehicle based on the mission. The controller is configured to output a second signal to the work vehicle indicative of the first desired path of travel, to receive a third signal indicative of a change event from the work vehicle or from an operator, to determine a response to the change event that facilitates completion of the mission, and to output a fourth signal indicative of the response to the work vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignees: CNH Industrial America LLC, Autonomous Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher A. Foster, John H. Posselius, Paul J. Lewis, Bret Todd Turpin, Jeremy Alexander Harris, James Brian Stewart, Max J. Barfuss, Joshua Hill Henrie, Daniel John Morwood, Brandon Chamberlain Adams
  • Patent number: 10973166
    Abstract: By using various feedback data on a sprayer system, such as engine speed, wheel speed, sensed temperatures and/or sensed pressures, an onboard logic controller can be used to fine tune parameters of the driveline system in an automatic calibration process. In one aspect, a controller can drive up engine speed and manipulate electrical current being sent to coils of propel pumps and/or wheel motors as current reaches a point where there is no more change in wheel speed as detected by the system, thereby achieving a. calibration setpoint. Additionally, during the automatic calibration process, the machine as a whole can be monitored with respect to several sensors, such as pressures, temperatures, and the like, so that if any parameter being monitored is out of a predetermined range, the calibration can be stopped and not set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Nathan Brooks, Steven Winkel
  • Patent number: 10973171
    Abstract: In one aspect, a system for monitoring field profiles may include a vision-based sensor configured to capture vision data indicative of a profile of a field, with the profile being at least of a crop canopy profile of the field or a soil surface profile of the field. The system may also include a secondary sensor configured to capture secondary data indicative of the profile of the field. Furthermore, a controller of the disclosed system may be configured to receive the vision data from the vision-based sensor and the secondary data from the secondary sensor. Moreover, the controller may be configured to determine a quality parameter associated with the vision data. Additionally, when the quality parameter falls below a minimum threshold, the controller may be configured to determine at least a portion of the profile of the field based on the secondary data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Kevin M. Smith, Trevor Stanhope
  • Patent number: 10973169
    Abstract: A cutting assembly comprising a drive arm assembly and knife head assembly for a header of a plant-cutting machine is disclosed. The drive arm assembly generally includes a drive unit connected to a pivotable drive member and a bearing element with a rounded head. The knife head assembly generally includes a mounting bar and a clamping portion that collectively form a cavity for receiving the bearing element and forming a pivot joint. The knife head assembly is attached to a cutter bar such that the operation of the drive unit causes the cutter bar to have substantially linear motion by way of the pivot joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Joel Cook, John Conroy
  • Patent number: 10966362
    Abstract: An auxiliary tool assembly for an agricultural implement is configured to support a finishing tool(s) at a location at or adjacent to the aft end of the implement. The auxiliary tool assembly includes a support arm extending lengthwise between a proximal end and a distal end, with the proximal end of the support arm being pivotally coupled to a portion of the implement at or adjacent to its aft end so that the tool assembly is pivotable relative to the implement between a work position and a transport position. In addition, the finishing tool(s) is configured to be coupled to or otherwise supported relative to the ground by the support arm at a location between its proximal and distal ends. Moreover, the auxiliary tool assembly includes one or more surface-engaging wheels coupled to the distal end of the support arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Michael G. Kovach, Scott R. Faust, Timothy R. Blunier, Gaylen J. Kromminga
  • Patent number: 10966371
    Abstract: A combine grain cleaning system having front and rear rollers, a conveyor belt having an upper surface extending from the front roller to the rear roller, a motor operatively connected to the conveyor belt and configured to drive the upper surface in a belt travel direction from the front roller to the rear roller, and a baffle located adjacent the rear roller. The baffle has a leading edge, a trailing edge located behind the leading edge with respect to the belt travel direction and below the leading edge with respect to a vertical direction, and a baffle surface extending from the leading edge to the trailing edge. One or more sieves are located below the baffle, and a fan is provided to direct an airflow at least partially upwards in the vertical direction adjacent the rear roller. A method for separating grain is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventor: Jonathan Eugene Ricketts
  • Patent number: 10966369
    Abstract: A control system for a work vehicle includes a controller configured to determine a position of a conveyor outlet relative to a storage compartment, and to select a target unloading area from a set of candidate target unloading areas. The set of candidate target unloading areas includes a target circle having a center at an unloading point and a radius corresponding to a threshold range from the unloading point, a bounding shape within the storage compartment, and a selected zone of a set of non-overlapping zones within the bounding shape. In addition, the controller is configured to engage product flow from the conveyor outlet to the storage compartment while the position of the conveyor outlet is within the target unloading area, and to terminate product flow from the conveyor outlet to the storage compartment while the position of the conveyor outlet is outside of the target unloading area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventor: Yaseen Suleman
  • Patent number: 10969480
    Abstract: An electronic system for mapping a work site that includes a plurality of radar sensors to be provided on vehicles moving on the site, the radar sensors being able to detect objects included in a respective area of detection and acquire their relative positions. The system includes a speed module configured for determining a speed parameter for objects detected by the radar sensors, according to their relative positions. The system also includes a classification module configured for classifying detected objects as standing still or moving objects according to the respective speed parameters, and a map module configured for creating a common map of the site providing the positions of standing still objects detected in the site by said plurality of radar sensors, according to a reference system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Luca Ferrari, Riccardo Morselli
  • Patent number: 10966366
    Abstract: A portable frame is configured to be transported by the forks of a fork lift truck and has hydraulic lines releasably connectable to the auxiliary hydraulic fluid pressure system of the fork lift truck. A valve and a set of hydraulic lines are mounted on the portable frame for releasable connection to the hydraulic fluid lines of a tillage machine so that an inexpensive fork lift truck may be utilized to test operation of hydraulically actuated tillage components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventor: Marvin D. Kuebler
  • Publication number: 20210092904
    Abstract: A wrapping system includes: a material roll configured to hold a roll of wrapping material; a knife assembly comprising a movable knife that is configured to cut wrapping material that comes off the material roll; a sensor associated with the material roll and configured to output a drawn material signal; and a controller. The controller is configured to: receive the drawn material signal; determine a length of wrapping material that is drawn from the material roll; output a cut signal to the knife assembly when the drawn length of wrapping material reaches a defined length; determine a length of wrapping material that is drawn from the material roll after outputting the cut signal; and output an excessive wrap signal when the length of wrapping material drawn after outputting the cut signal exceeds a threshold length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventor: Scott C. Simmons
  • Patent number: 10959380
    Abstract: A sieve for a cleaning system of an agricultural harvester includes: a sieve frame defining a top side; adjustable louvers carried by the sieve frame and defining apertures; an adjustment bar coupled to the adjustable louvers such that displacement of the adjustment bar changes a size of at least some of the apertures; and an adjustment assembly. The adjustment assembly includes: an adjustment arm coupled to the adjustment bar and pivotable relative to the sieve frame such that pivoting of the adjustment arm about a pivot axis displaces the adjustment bar. The adjustment arm carries a locking pin. A shaft is disposed on the top side and coupled to the adjustment arm. Displacement of the shaft from a first position to a second position causes a corresponding displacement of the locking pin from a locking position to an adjustment position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Craig E. Murray, Harold Mark Stock, Kevin S. Schwinn
  • Patent number: 10959379
    Abstract: An adjustable vane system for use with a rotor cage of a threshing system of an agricultural harvester includes a vane. The vane includes: a generally helically curved inner profile; a surface being an outer profile that is opposite the inner profile and is generally helically curved over a portion of the vane, the outer profile being configured to be positioned closer to the rotor cage than the inner profile; and a flat portion located midway along the outer profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin Kemmerer, Wayne T. Flickinger
  • Patent number: 10959378
    Abstract: An unloading apparatus is arranged to direct material to a container. A controller determines a build-up speed of the material in the container; in accordance with the determined build-up speed, determine a rate of change to be applied when setting an attribute of at least one of the unloading apparatus and container; and set an attribute of at least one of the unloading apparatus and container in accordance with the determined rate of change in order to direct the material from the unloading apparatus to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Ward M. R. Byttebier, Bernard E. D. Depestel, Karel Viaene, Pieter Vanysacker
  • Patent number: 10959364
    Abstract: The present invention provides a tillage point having a ground engaging structure configured to adjust with respect to the ground so that the tillage point can flexibly adapt to various field conditions. The ground engaging structure can comprise wings for increasing soil fracture below the ground surface and/or a cover board for moving soil along the ground surface. The ground engaging structure can variably adjust using an actuator, such as a hydraulic cylinder, connected to linkage which can move the ground engaging structure through multiple angles about a pivot point during tillage operations. In addition, a controller can adjust the actuator to maintain an angle of the ground engaging structure according to a location on a prescription map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventor: Dean A. Knobloch
  • Patent number: 10959365
    Abstract: In one aspect, a system for controlling the position of an agricultural implement being towed by an agricultural vehicle may include first and second wheels and first and second non-contact-based braking devices. As such, the first braking device may be configured to apply a braking force to the first wheel, and the second braking device may be configured to apply a braking force to the second wheel. Furthermore, the system may include a controller configured to control an operation of the first braking device or the second braking device when it is determined that the position of the implement differs from a predetermined position for the implement such that the braking force is applied to the corresponding wheel in a manner that adjusts the position of the implement towards the predetermined position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventor: Robert A. Zemenchik
  • Patent number: 10959376
    Abstract: An elevator assembly for a harvester may include an elevator housing and an elevator extending within the elevator housing between a proximal end and a distal end. As such, the elevator may be configured to carry harvested crops between its proximal and distal ends. Furthermore, the elevator assembly may include a storage hopper extending from the elevator housing at a location adjacent to the distal end of the elevator. The storage hopper may include a conveyor extending within the storage hopper between a first end and a second end, with the conveyor configured to carry the harvested crops between its first and second ends towards a discharge opening of the storage hopper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Alessandro Roberto Pereira, Marcelo dos Santos de Oliveira Silva, Jean Carlos Pereira de Camargo, Anderson Antonio Moreno
  • Patent number: 10959418
    Abstract: A system, an apparatus and a method for automatically controlling application of an agricultural product utilize an in-cab controller and touchscreen, and a GPS receiver to generate an application prescription and related commands on-the-fly from GPS coordinated data gathered at the time of planting, in accordance with application rate parameters stored in the controller. The application parameters may be provided and modified on-the fly using the touchscreen and may include parameters relating to adjusting application rates to accommodate planting arrangements including more than one variety of seed, and/or variable population rates of planted seed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Bojan Jelenkovic, Matthew K Payne, Steven Sobieszek
  • Patent number: 10960936
    Abstract: A vibration dampening system for a work vehicle may include a cab frame having a plurality of structural frame members, with the structural frame members including a first frame member extending along a first side of the cab frame and a second frame member extending along a second side of the cab frame. The second side is opposite the first side. In addition, the system may include a vibration damper coupled between the first and second frame members. The vibration damper may extend lengthwise between a first end coupled to the first frame member and a second end coupled to the second frame member. The vibration damper is configured to reduce an amount of vibrations being transmitted through the cab frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventor: Nathaniel J. Keller