Patents by Inventor Andreas Skiba

Andreas Skiba 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: 11240962
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for controlling an agricultural harvesting campaign is disclosed in which predetermined harvesting activities are processed within a campaign timeline by a plurality of agricultural working machines of a machine fleet on a field allotment assigned to the harvesting campaign. The control of the harvesting campaign is executed on different application levels by continuously generating information, wherein the generated information is continuously provided to all of the application levels, and the generated data comprise remotely-sensed field information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: CLAAS Selbstfahrende Erntemaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Bastian Kriebel, Jannik Redenius, Bastian Bormann, Joachim Baumgarten, Andreas Skiba
  • Publication number: 20190364734
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for controlling an agricultural harvesting campaign is disclosed in which predetermined harvesting activities are processed within a campaign timeline by a plurality of agricultural working machines of a machine fleet on a field allotment assigned to the harvesting campaign. The control of the harvesting campaign is executed on different application levels by continuously generating information, wherein the generated information is continuously provided to all of the application levels, and the generated data comprise remotely-sensed field information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: CLAAS Selbstfahrende Erntemaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Bastian Kriebel, Jannik Redenius, Bastian Bormann, Joachim Baumgarten, Andreas Skiba
  • Patent number: 10292321
    Abstract: An agricultural work machine configured to avoid anomalies is disclosed. Agricultural work machines may encounter anomalies, such as obstacles (e.g., tires) or irregularities in the crop (e.g., weeds), which can reduce the quality of the harvested crop. Manually steering the agricultural work machine requires the constant attention of the vehicle operator. Thus, the agricultural work machine is configured to include sensors to generate one or more images (such as images of various regions of the agricultural work machine), an image processing system to process the images and a control unit to avoid the anomalies (e.g., avoid the identified anomalies, to drive in tracks, and/or to stop the agricultural work machine).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: CLAAS Selbstfahrende Erntemaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Dennis Neitemeier, Thilo Krause, Timo Korthals, Andreas Skiba, Boris Kettelhoit
  • Publication number: 20190098825
    Abstract: A method for the operation of a self-propelled agricultural working machine has at least one working element and a driver assistance system for generating control actions within the working machine. A sensor arrangement for generating surroundings information is provided, and the driver assistance system generates the control actions based on the surroundings information. The sensor arrangement comprises a camera-based sensor system and a laser-based sensor system, each of which generates sensor information regarding a predetermined, relevant surroundings area of the working machine. The sensor information of the camera-based sensor system is present as starting camera images. The starting camera images are segmented into image segments by an image processing system according to a segmentation rule, and the segmented camera images are combined by a sensor fusion module with the sensor information from the laser-based sensor system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Applicant: CLAAS E-Systems KGaA mbH & Co KG
    Inventors: DENNIS NEITEMEIER, BORIS KETTELHOIT, ANDREAS SKIBA, THILO KRAUSE
  • Patent number: 10091932
    Abstract: An agricultural work machine, such as a self-propelled harvester, is provided. The agricultural work machine includes a crop gathering machine which has a crop cutting device, a crop collecting device and/or a crop feeding device, and at least one crop conveyor, and comprising an image processing system, a data output unit, and at least one sensor system assigned to the crop gathering machine for recording a crop flow in the crop gathering machine. The sensor system is coupled to the image processing system for transferring images. The image processing system processes a selection of available images, such as by pre-processing the images to be transferred in a first step, in a further step determining an optical flow and corresponding vector fields from the pre-processed images, and in a subsequent step deriving and assessing speed trends of the crop flow from the corresponding vector fields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: CLAAS Selbstfahrende Erntemaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Dennis Neitemeier, Thilo Krause, Andreas Nienhaus, Andreas Skiba, Boris Kettelhoit
  • Publication number: 20180084708
    Abstract: An agricultural work machine configured to avoid anomalies is disclosed. Agricultural work machines may encounter anomalies, such as obstacles (e.g., tires) or irregularities in the crop (e.g., weeds), which can reduce the quality of the harvested crop. Manually steering the agricultural work machine requires the constant attention of the vehicle operator. Thus, the agricultural work machine is configured to include sensors to generate one or more images (such as images of various regions of the agricultural work machine), an image processing system to process the images and a control unit to avoid the anomalies (e.g., avoid the identified anomalies, to drive in tracks, and/or to stop the agricultural work machine).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Applicant: CLAAS Selbstfahrende Erntemaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Dennis Neitemeier, Thilo Krause, Timo Korthals, Andreas Skiba, Boris Kettelhoit
  • Publication number: 20180084719
    Abstract: An agricultural work machine, such as a self-propelled harvester, is provided. The agricultural work machine includes a crop gathering machine which has a crop cutting device, a crop collecting device and/or a crop feeding device, and at least one crop conveyor, and comprising an image processing system, a data output unit, and at least one sensor system assigned to the crop gathering machine for recording a crop flow in the crop gathering machine. The sensor system is coupled to the image processing system for transferring images. The image processing system processes a selection of available images, such as by pre-processing the images to be transferred in a first step, in a further step determining an optical flow and corresponding vector fields from the pre-processed images, and in a subsequent step deriving and assessing speed trends of the crop flow from the corresponding vector fields.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Applicant: CLAAS Selbstfahrende Erntemaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Dennis Neitemeier, Thilo Krause, Andreas Nienhaus, Andreas Skiba, Boris Kettelhoit