Patents by Inventor CHAD CLIFFORD BERGHOEFER

CHAD CLIFFORD BERGHOEFER 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: 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
  • 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