Patents by Inventor Garry D. Friesen

Garry D. Friesen 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: 9554505
    Abstract: A pneumatic manifold is provided for a folding toolbar for use with seed planters having pneumatic seed metering devices. The manifold is formed within the tubular center section and opposite folding wings of the toolbar. A flexible coupler is provided at each wing hinge juncture to provide air flow through the toolbar wings and the center section, while allowing the toolbar to fold and unfold between the transport and field positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Harvest International, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Alan Sivinski, Byron J. Friesen, Garry D. Friesen
  • Publication number: 20160050844
    Abstract: A pneumatic manifold is provided for a folding toolbar for use with seed planters having pneumatic seed metering devices. The manifold is formed within the tubular center section and opposite folding wings of the toolbar. A flexible coupler is provided at each wing hinge juncture to provide air flow through the toolbar wings and the center section, while allowing the toolbar to fold and unfold between the transport and field positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Inventors: Jeffrey Alan Sivinski, Byron J. Friesen, Garry D. Friesen
  • Patent number: 8960722
    Abstract: A trailer for transporting an agricultural harvesting head includes a pair of saddles for supporting the head. The saddles are adjustably mounted on the trailer frame and are simultaneously moved together by an actuator operated by a remote control. The saddles are connected by telescoping rod sections so that the spacing between the saddles is adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Harvest International, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Sivinski, Garry D. Friesen, Byron J. Friesen
  • Publication number: 20140306424
    Abstract: A trailer for transporting an agricultural harvesting head includes a pair of saddles for supporting the head. The saddles are adjustably mounted on the trailer frame and are simultaneously moved together by an actuator operated by a remote control. The saddles are connected by telescoping rod sections so that the spacing between the saddles is adjustable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: Harvest International, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Sivinski, Garry D. Friesen, Byron J. Friesen
  • Patent number: 6964551
    Abstract: An improved trailer for transporting bulk seed boxes is provided. The trailer includes a bed, a hopper extending below the bed for receiving seed from the bulk seed box, and an auger for unloading seed from the hopper. The bed includes upwardly and outwardly extending guide plates to provide self-centering of the seed box when the box is loaded onto the bed with a forklift truck. The bed includes lock bars moveable between locked and unlocked positions to secure the seed box to the bed. The hopper includes a slide gate with a control arm connected to the gate and extending to the auger side of the trailer for moving the slide gate between open and closed position. The auger includes a foldable upper section which is pivotal between a folded transport position and an extended raised operative position. The folding of the upper auger section is facilitated by a gas cylinder and a lever arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2005
    Assignee: Friesen USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Garry D. Friesen
  • Patent number: 6396003
    Abstract: A combination seed and yield cart is provided for transporting seed to and from the field. The cart includes a hopper with at least one seed compartment and legs for supporting the hopper on a support surface. A load cell is mounted adjacent each of the hopper legs. The hopper is adapted to be removably mounted on a trailer. The load cells are operative when the hopper is mounted on the trailer or on any other support surface. The load cells are free from rotational torque such that the cart can be moved at safe speeds of 50 m.p.h. or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2002
    Assignee: Friesen of Iowa, Inc.
    Inventor: Garry D. Friesen
  • Patent number: 5253746
    Abstract: A bulk seed transport bin includes an enclosed storage container mounted on a frame. An auger extends upwardly out of a roof portion of the container and has an upper dispensing port. The auger includes a lower end extending through the interior of the container and downwardly through a funnel-shaped lower portion of the container. An auger shaft with flighting thereon is removably mounted within the auger tube, and may be removed through the upper end of the auger tube by removing an upper flange sealing the upper end of the tube. The lower end of the auger shaft is hollow and is journaled on the upper end of a connector shaft extending through the lower end of the auger tube. The upper end of the connector shaft has an arm mounted thereon which will engage a stop on the lower end of the auger shaft when the auger shaft is journaled on the connector shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1993
    Inventors: Garry D. Friesen, Raymond P. Waldner
  • Patent number: D343489
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 18, 1994
    Inventors: Garry D. Friesen, Raymond P. Waldner
  • Patent number: D722738
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Harvest International, Inc.
    Inventors: Byron J. Friesen, Garry D. Friesen, Jeff A. Sivinski