Patents Assigned to Deere & Company
  • Patent number: 11041291
    Abstract: A mobile work machine includes a frame and a ground engaging element movably supported by the frame and driven by an engine to drive movement of the mobile work machine. The mobile work machine includes a container movably supported by the frame, the container configured to receive contents and an actuator configured to controllably drive movement of the container relative to the frame. The mobile work machine includes a control system configured to generate an actuator control signal, indicative of a commanded movement of the actuator, and provide the actuator control signal to the actuator to control the actuator to perform the commanded movement and a content density determination system, communicatively coupled to the control system, configured to determine a density of the contents of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: John M. Hageman, Tarik Loukili, David J. Kaney
  • Patent number: 11039575
    Abstract: A belt guide for a baler having a bale forming chamber with at least one belt to form a bale of crop material includes a guide. The guide includes a guide protrusion that extends inwardly toward the bale forming chamber proximate an edge of the at least one belt. The belt guide is coupled to the baler external to the bale forming chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Steven R. Pilcher, Henry D. Anstey
  • Patent number: 11039574
    Abstract: A spreader of a combine for conveying crop residue rearwardly from a rotor assembly includes a frame coupled to the combine and has a top portion adapted to receive a portion of crop residue during a harvesting operation. An impellor includes one or more blades for rotatably conveying crop residue rearwardly, and an actuator is controllably moved between an extended position and a retracted position. The actuator is pivotally coupled to the combine. A linkage assembly is pivotally coupled to the actuator at one end and to the frame at another end. The spreader is disposable in a first position when the actuator is in the extended position, and the spreader is disposable in a second position when the actuator is in the retracted position. A movement from the extended position to the retracted position induces pivotal movement of the spreader from the first position to the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Martin Rittershofer, Gregor Diessner, Marco Broschart, Oliver Klein
  • Patent number: 11034238
    Abstract: A method for determining a contact force on a utility vehicle includes providing the utility vehicle with a first wheel axle and a second wheel axle, determining a drive slip of the second wheel axle, and a road surface-specific determination data set associated with a traction coefficient in dependence on the drive slip, and determining the contact force on the second wheel axle based on the drive slip of the second wheel axle and the road surface-specific determination data set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Thomas Woopen, Norbert Fritz, Rainer Gugel
  • Patent number: 11035668
    Abstract: A method for determining a physical parameter of an adjustable upper link of a three-point hitch during a working operation thereof includes providing a lower link of the three-point hitch and an implement attachable to the upper and lower links of the three-point hitch. The method includes generating calibration data prior to the working operation of the three-point hitch, where the calibration data defines a relationship of a length of the upper link to an upper link angle defined between the upper link and a reference line. Moreover, the calibration data is used to determine a physical parameter of the adjustable upper link during the working operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Valentin Gresch, Florian Reinmuth
  • Patent number: 11032970
    Abstract: A float cylinder and accumulator are coupled between a header main frame and an attachment frame. The float cylinder is orientated so that its mechanical advantage in applying a float force to the header varies with the position of the main frame relative to the attachment frame. Similarly, the pressure exerted by the cylinder varies inversely with its mechanical advantage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Alex Brimeyer, Michael L. Vandeven, Joshua R. Pierson
  • Patent number: 11032971
    Abstract: A stalk roll for a corn harvester has a first portion including a first material having a first material density, and a second portion including a second material having a second material density. The first density is at least fifty percent greater than the second density, or the first tensile strength is at least fifty percent greater than the second tensile strength. The first portion includes a support portion that engages a drive shaft, a first radial portion extending radially outward from the support portion, a first blade connected to the first radial portion, a second radial portion extending radially outward from the support portion opposite the first radial portion, and a second blade connected to the second radial portion. The first and second blade portions engage a corn stalk. The second portion is positioned between the first radial portion and the second radial portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Steve A. Coon, Nathan E. Krehbiel, Troy M. Heims
  • Patent number: 11032972
    Abstract: A triplex greensmower open foot platform provides an opening in front of an operator seat providing visibility from the operator seat to a center reel cutting unit. The opening has sufficient dimensions for removal or installation of the center reel cutting unit or a grass catcher therethrough. A pair of platform sections provides a perimeter at least partially around the opening. Each of the platform sections including a footrest and a rearwardly extending coupling that is manually removable from the triplex greensmower. A flexible cover may be removably attached to the platform and extend over the opening and at least part of the center reel cutting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Gilbert Shoaf, Taylor Waitt, Justin Rothrock
  • Patent number: 11032967
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a vehicle platform comprises a central body that can support one or more implement configurations, such as sprayer booms, or planting row units. A plurality of adjustable legs extends downward from the central body. Each adjustable leg has a corresponding leg actuator to adjust a respective vertical height of each adjustable leg. Each adjustable leg supports the central body. Planting row units are supported by or suspended from the central body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Richard J. Connell, Michael M. Miller, Austin N. Thompson, Brandon M. McDonald, Shayne C. Rich
  • Patent number: 11032974
    Abstract: A round baler is provided. The baler includes a bale forming chamber having a belt to form a bale of crop material. The baler also includes a wrap feed system. The baler includes a belt guide coupled to the baler so as to be external to the bale forming chamber. The belt guide includes an inwardly facing surface substantially parallel to the belt. The belt guide includes a protrusion extending inwardly towards the bale forming chamber. The protrusion is positioned adjacent a side of the belt. The belt guide is configured to sandwich wrap material between the belt and the belt guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Steven R. Pilcher, Henry D. Anstey
  • Patent number: 11034239
    Abstract: A vehicle, system, and method for dynamic adjustment of a lead of an axle of a vehicle having a combustion engine for all-wheel drive of a front axle and a rear axle is provided. The system includes an electric motor and a summing gear configured to sum a drive power of the combustion engine and the electric motor. The summing gear has at least two gear elements. The at least two gear elements are magnetically coupled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Matthias Lang, Rainer Gugel, David Mueller
  • Patent number: 11033921
    Abstract: A system for spraying plants comprises a location-determining receiver for estimating a position of a sprayer with respect to one or more rows of plants. A distance sensor is arranged to measure a distance between a nozzle assembly and a plant row segment. A guidance module is adapted to align the nozzle assembly with a target path between the rows of plants, such as a centered path between the rows, or offset between the rows of the plants. A first nozzle is targeted toward a first zone with respect to the plant row segment based on a first spray pattern of the first nozzle. A second nozzle is targeted toward a second zone with respect to the plant row segment based on a second spray pattern of the second nozzle. A nozzle selection module for selecting automatically a first nozzle or a second nozzle based on maximum coverage of a target zone around the plant segment based on the first zone, the second zone, and the measured distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Larry L. Hendrickson, Noel W. Anderson, Thomas G. Mueller, Richard J. Connell
  • Patent number: 11035164
    Abstract: A screen door for a cooling package of a vehicle that includes proximal and distal frame posts, screen surface, torsion bar, stationary support, torsion bracket and fastener. The proximal frame post is hingedly coupled to the cooling package, and the distal frame post can be hingedly coupled to a secondary door. Proximal end of torsion bar is fixedly attached to proximal frame post, and distal end is moveable relative to the distal frame post. Stationary support is fixedly attached to distal frame post. Torsion bracket is fixedly attached to distal end of torsion bar, and is moveable relative to stationary support. Fastener maintains torsion bracket in a desired position relative to stationary support. Movement of torsion bracket relative to stationary support applies an adjustable torsion on torsion bar, and fastener maintains the adjustable torsion. An adjustment member can be attached to fastener between torsion bracket and stationary support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Shaun J. Miller, Eric L. Baker
  • Patent number: 11027787
    Abstract: Attachment assembly for use with a work machine. The attachment assembly includes an attachment adapter and an attachment frame. The attachment adapter is coupled to the work machine and fixed relative thereto. The attachment frame includes a member that defines an attachment point. The attachment point engages, into an engaged mode, with the attachment adapter when a front suspension system of the work machine is raised to a raised position. The attachment point disengages, into a disengaged mode, from the attachment adapter when the front suspension system is lowered to a lowered position. The attachment adapter travels with the work machine when in the engaged mode and also in the disengaged mode. The attachment frame travels with the work machine only when in the engaged mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Tony J. Huegerich, Christopher L. Bradshaw
  • Patent number: 11029681
    Abstract: A semi-autonomous work machine having an operator compartment with a user-input interface; a machine CAN bus configured to receive a local user-input signal from the user-input interface; a controllable subsystem communicatively coupled to the machine CAN bus; a gateway interface controller configured to receive a remote user-input signal from a remote controller remotely located from the work machine, the gateway interface controller further configured to generate a CAN signal based on the remote user-input signal to command and actuate the controllable subsystem using the machine CAN bus, wherein the local user-input signal overrides the remote user-input signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: David J Rulseh, Jeffery R Kreiling
  • Patent number: D922366
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Brett S. Graham, Nilesh T. Kumbhar, Scott J. Cassidy, John S. Foltz, Casey J. Hart, Benjamin J. Morrison, Alex R. Vandegrift, Amy C. Carlson
  • Patent number: D922450
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Dhananjay Rajopadhye, Paul M. Richardel, Paul J. McCredie, Shantanu Acharya, Vivek Vedpathak, Omkar Thurumalla, Felix Nagelin, Tobias Adami
  • Patent number: D922451
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Dhananjay Rajopadhye, Paul M. Richardel, Paul J. McCredie, Shantanu Acharya, Vivek Vedpathak, Felix Nagelin, Tobias Adami
  • Patent number: D922452
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Dhananjay Rajopadhye, Paul M. Richardel, Paul J. McCredie, Shantanu Acharya, Vivek Vedpathak, Omkar Thurumalla, Felix Nagelin, Tobias Adami
  • Patent number: D922453
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Dhananjay Rajopadhye, Paul M. Richardel, Paul J. McCredie, Shantanu Acharya, Vivek Vedpathak, Felix Nagelin, Tobias Adami