Patents by Inventor Gerald E. Rains

Gerald E. Rains 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: 9641962
    Abstract: Sensor information is received from a set of sensors. First and second sets of machine monitoring data are generated from the sensor information. The first set of machine monitoring data is sent to a control system with a display in an operator compartment of a mobile machine. The second set of machine monitoring data is sent to a processing system that is separate from the control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Timothy J. Kilworth, Scott Pilarczyk, Jason D. Walter, Tim Roszhart, Gerald E. Rains, Brent A. Smith, Sean Mahrt, James Lawrence Sachs, David C. Smart
  • Patent number: 9635802
    Abstract: A motor drives a seeding system. A sensor senses a characteristic of the motor and a motor jam is detected based on the sensed characteristic. The motor is momentarily reversed, when a jam is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Gerald E. Rains, Michael E. Frasier
  • Publication number: 20170094893
    Abstract: A motor drives a seeding system. A sensor senses a characteristic of the motor and a motor jam is detected based on the sensed characteristic. The motor is momentarily reversed, when a jam is detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Inventors: Gerald E. Rains, Michael E. Frasier
  • Publication number: 20160044448
    Abstract: Sensor information is received from a set of sensors. First and second sets of machine monitoring data are generated from the sensor information. The first set of machine monitoring data is sent to a control system with a display in an operator compartment of a mobile machine. The second set of machine monitoring data is sent to a processing system that is separate from the control system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: Timothy J. Kilworth, Scott Pilarczyk, Jason D. Walter, Tim Roszhart, Gerald E. Rains, Brent A. Smith, Sean Mahrt, James Lawrence Sachs, David C. Smart
  • Publication number: 20150363982
    Abstract: Sensor information is received from a set of sensors. First and second sets of machine monitoring data are generated from the sensor information. The first set of machine monitoring data is sent to a control system with a display in an operator compartment of a mobile machine. The second set of machine monitoring data is sent to a processing system that is separate from the control system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Inventors: Timothy J. Kilworth, Scott Pilarczyk, Jason D. Walter, Tim Roszhart, Gerald E. Rains, Brent A. Smith, Sean Mahrt, James Lawrence Sachs, David C. Smart
  • Patent number: 9196100
    Abstract: Sensor information is received from a set of sensors. First and second sets of machine monitoring data are generated from the sensor information. The first set of machine monitoring data is sent to a control system with a display in an operator compartment of a mobile machine. The second set of machine monitoring data is sent to a processing system that is separate from the control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Timothy J. Kilworth, Scott Pilarczyk, Jason D. Walter, Tim Roszhart, Gerald E. Rains, Brent A. Smith, Sean Mahrt, James Lawrence Sachs, David C. Smart
  • Patent number: 6982562
    Abstract: A grain moisture sensing system having an excitation signal source for producing an excitation signal. A sensor cell having a driven plate and a sense plate that applies to the excitation signal for captive measurement between the driven plate and the sense plate to produce a current at the sense plate. Connected to the excitation source is a first synchronous detector and connected to the sense plate is a second synchronous detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2006
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Gerald E. Rains, James J. Phelan, Zachary W. Slavens, Andrzej Kozicki, Robert C. Funk
  • Patent number: 6917206
    Abstract: A grain moisture sensor having a sensor cell that includes a driven plate, a sense plate proximate to and substantially parallel with the driven plate for capacitive measurement across a spacing between the driven plate and the sense plate, and a fill plate adjacent the sense plate and substantially parallel with the driven plate for sensing whether the spacing is filled with grain. The grain moisture sensor provides for measuring real and imaginary components of an excitation voltage applied to the driven plate, measuring real and imaginary components of a sense current sensed at the sense plate, calculating a complex admittance of the cell, calculating a complex admittance of a reference admittance, and calculating a grain complex permittivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2005
    Assignee: Deere and Company
    Inventors: Gerald E. Rains, James J. Phelan, Zachary W. Slavens, Andrzej Kozicki, Robert C. Funk
  • Publication number: 20040100285
    Abstract: A grain moisture sensor is disclosed having a sensor cell that includes a driven plate, a sense plate proximate to and substantially parallel with the driven plate for capacitive measurement across a spacing between the driven plate and the sense plate, and a fill plate adjacent the sense plate and substantially parallel with the driven plate for sensing whether the spacing is filled with grain. Optionally, the sensor cell includes a guard proximate to the parallel to the sense plate such that the sense plate is between the driven plate and the guard. The grain moisture sensor provides for measuring real and imaginary components of an excitation voltage applied to the driven plate, measuring real and imaginary components of a sense current sensed at the sense plate, calculating a complex admittance of the cell, calculating a complex admittance of a reference admittance, and calculating a grain complex permittivity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2003
    Publication date: May 27, 2004
    Applicant: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Gerald E. Rains, James J. Phelan, Zachary W. Slavens, Andrzej Kozicki, Robert C. Funk
  • Patent number: 6686749
    Abstract: A grain moisture sensor is disclosed having a sensor cell that includes a driven plate, a sense plate proximate to and substantially parallel with the driven plate for capacitive measurement across a spacing between the driven plate and the sense plate, and a fill plate adjacent the sense plate and substantially parallel with the driven plate for sensing whether the spacing is filled with grain. Optionally, the sensor cell includes a guard proximate to the parallel to the sense plate such that the sense plate is between the driven plate and the guard. The grain moisture sensor provides for measuring real and imaginary components of an excitation voltage applied to the driven plate, measuring real and imaginary components of a sense current sensed at the sense plate, calculating a complex admittance of the cell, calculating a complex admittance of a reference admittance, and calculating a grain complex permittivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2004
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Gerald E. Rains, James J. Phelan, Zachary W. Slavens, Andrzej Kozicki, Robert C. Funk
  • Publication number: 20030080753
    Abstract: A grain moisture sensor is disclosed having a sensor cell that includes a driven plate, a sense plate proximate to and substantially parallel with the driven plate for capacitive measurement across a spacing between the driven plate and the sense plate, and a fill plate adjacent the sense plate and substantially parallel with the driven plate for sensing whether the spacing is filled with grain. Optionally, the sensor cell includes a guard proximate to the parallel to the sense plate such that the sense plate is between the driven plate and the guard. The grain moisture sensor provides for measuring real and imaginary components of an excitation voltage applied to the driven plate, measuring real and imaginary components of a sense current sensed at the sense plate, calculating a complex admittance of the cell, calculating a complex admittance of a reference admittance, and calculating a grain complex permittivity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2001
    Publication date: May 1, 2003
    Inventors: Gerald E. Rains, James Joseph Phelan, Zachary W. Slavens, Andrzej Kozicki, Robert C. Funk