Patents by Inventor Carlos Messina

Carlos Messina 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: 11407266
    Abstract: A motor-vehicle wheel support unit includes a first base body provided with attachments for connection to arms of a motor-vehicle suspension, and a second body for rotatably supporting a wheel hub, which is separate with respect to the first base body and is secured to the first base body in one of two different selectable mounting positions, which correspond to two different vertical positions, with reference to a condition of use, of an axis of the wheel hub with respect to the first base body. In this manner, a height of the vehicle from the ground can be modified by simply mounting said second body on the first body in one or the other of the two mounting positions. In each of the two mounting positions, the second body is rotated by 180° around an axis parallel to the wheel hub axis with respect to the other mounting position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: FCA Italy S.p.A.
    Inventors: Carlo Pavesio, Andrea Stefanini, Alessandro Messina, Fabrizio Pastore
  • Publication number: 20220148151
    Abstract: A method of evaluating one or more kernels of an ear of maize using digital imagery that includes acquiring a digital image of the one or more kernels of the ear of maize without the use of spatial reference points, processing the digital image to estimate at least one physical property of the one or more kernels of the ear of maize from the digital image, and evaluating the at least one kernel of maize using the estimate of the at least one physical property of the at least one kernel of maize. The method includes using one or more such digital images to estimate yield on a plant, management zone, field, county and country level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: CHAD CLIFFORD BERGHOEFER, TRAVIS ALLEN HANSELMAN, NEIL J. HAUSMANN, CARLOS MESSINA
  • Patent number: 11282181
    Abstract: A method of evaluating one or more kernels of an ear of maize using digital imagery that includes acquiring a digital image of the one or more kernels of the ear of maize without the use of spatial reference points, processing the digital image to estimate at least one physical property of the one or more kernels of the ear of maize from the digital image, and evaluating the at least one kernel of maize using the estimate of the at least one physical property of the at least one kernel of maize. The method includes using one or more such digital images to estimate yield on a plant, management zone, field, county and country level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Inventors: Chad Clifford Berghoefer, Travis Allen Hanselman, Neil J Hausmann, Carlos Messina
  • Patent number: 10954527
    Abstract: Methods to improve drought tolerance and increasing yield by the application limited transpiration trait in maize plants are provided. Expression of the limited transpiration trait in maize under increasing vapor pressure deficit conditions provide positive impact on overall crop yield, depending on environmental conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventors: Mark Cooper, Carlos Messina, Thomas Sinclair, Graeme Hammer
  • Publication number: 20200334804
    Abstract: A method of evaluating one or more kernels of an ear of maize using digital imagery that includes acquiring a digital image of the one or more kernels of the ear of maize without the use of spatial reference points, processing the digital image to estimate at least one physical property of the one or more kernels of the ear of maize from the digital image, and evaluating the at least one kernel of maize using the estimate of the at least one physical property of the at least one kernel of maize. The method includes using one or more such digital images to estimate yield on a plant, management zone, field, county and country level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: CHAD CLIFFORD BERGHOEFER, TRAVIS ALLEN HANSELMAN, NEIL J. HAUSMANN, CARLOS MESSINA
  • Patent number: 10713768
    Abstract: A method of evaluating one or more kernels of an ear of maize using digital imagery that includes acquiring a digital image of the one or more kernels of the ear of maize without the use of spatial reference points, processing the digital image to estimate at least one physical property of the one or more kernels of the ear of maize from the digital image, and evaluating the at least one kernel of maize using the estimate of the at least one physical property of the at least one kernel of maize. The method includes using one or more such digital images to estimate yield on a plant, management zone, field, county and country level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Chad Clifford Berghoefer, Travis Allen Hanselman, Neil J Hausmann, Carlos Messina
  • Publication number: 20190019281
    Abstract: A method of evaluating one or more kernels of an ear of maize using digital imagery that includes acquiring a digital image of the one or more kernels of the ear of maize without the use of spatial reference points, processing the digital image to estimate at least one physical property of the one or more kernels of the ear of maize from the digital image, and evaluating the at least one kernel of maize using the estimate of the at least one physical property of the at least one kernel of maize. The method includes using one or more such digital images to estimate yield on a plant, management zone, field, county and country level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: CHAD CLIFFORD BERGHOEFER, TRAVIS ALLEN HANSELMAN, NEIL J. HAUSMANN, CARLOS MESSINA
  • Publication number: 20180044693
    Abstract: Methods to improve drought tolerance and increasing yield by the application limited transpiration trait in maize plants are provided. Expression of the limited transpiration trait in maize under increasing vapor pressure deficit conditions provide positive impact on overall crop yield, depending on environmental conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Applicants: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC., NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: MARK COOPER, CARLOS MESSINA, THOMAS SINCLAIR, GRAEME HAMMER
  • Publication number: 20170245446
    Abstract: Improved molecular breeding methods include a method in which an association data set is developed by associating the phenotypes of a broad population of individuals with the individual genotypes. The association data set is used in conjunction with a growth model in order to select breeding pairs likely to generate offspring with one or more desirable traits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: MARK COOPER, CARLOS MESSINA, FRANK TECHNOW, LIVIU RADU TOTIR
  • Patent number: 9107355
    Abstract: A method for targeting trait phenotyping of a plant breeding experiment includes collecting soil data for at least one location, applying the soil data to a crop model, performing environmental monitoring at the at least one location to generate environmental data, updating the crop model with the environmental data, and using the crop model to provide predicted crop conditions. The method further includes determining environmental conditions for each of the plant breeding experiments, determining a likelihood of trait phenotype variations for each experiment using the environmental conditions and the predicted crop conditions, selecting a subset of the plant breeding experiments for collecting trait phenotype measurements based on the likelihood of trait phenotypic variation, and collecting trait phenotype measurements from the subset of the plant breeding experiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: PIONEER HI BRED INTERNATIONAL INC
    Inventors: Carlos Messina, Jun Wei, Zhanshan Dong, Zhisheng Qing, Jean-Louis Laffont, Mitchell Samples, Jeffrey R. Schussler, Geoffrey I. Graham, Carlos Loeffler, Mark Cooper
  • Publication number: 20100286973
    Abstract: A method for targeting trait phenotyping of a plant breeding experiment includes collecting soil data for at least one location, applying the soil data to a crop model, performing environmental monitoring at the at least one location to generate environmental data, updating the crop model with the environmental data, and using the crop model to provide predicted crop conditions. The method further includes determining environmental conditions for each of the plant breeding experiments, determining a likelihood of trait phenotype variations for each experiment using the environmental conditions and the predicted crop conditions, selecting a subset of the plant breeding experiments for collecting trait phenotype measurements based on the likelihood of trait phenotypic variation, and collecting trait phenotype measurements from the subset of the plant breeding experiments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2010
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Carlos Messina, Jun Wei, Zhanshan Dong, Zhisheng Qing, Jean-Louis Laffont, Mitchell Samples, Jeffrey R. Schussler, Geoffrey I. Graham, Carlos Loeffler, Mark Cooper