Patents by Inventor James T. Noonan

James T. Noonan 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: 10506761
    Abstract: An agricultural vehicle is operable in a first state for transport and in a second state for field work and includes a frame supported by a plurality of tires. A processor is operable to receive a signal generated as a result of the agricultural vehicle transitioning from the first state to the second state or from the second state to the first state. A gas system is operable to modify the tire pressure of the plurality of tires of the agricultural vehicle in response to the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: James T. Noonan, Mark A. Cracraft, Jerry E. White, Kevin J. Goering, Scott R. Bowers
  • Patent number: 10462971
    Abstract: A cotton harvester with a hydraulic manifold and at least one hydraulic motor mechanically coupled to a drum and fluidly coupled to the hydraulic manifold, the hydraulic motor configured to selectively rotate the drum. Wherein, the hydraulic manifold is configured to selectively provide any one of a braking force and a torque to the drum through the at least one hydraulic motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Steven D. Wallestad, James T. Noonan, Charles F. Ostermeier
  • Patent number: 10462970
    Abstract: A cotton harvester having a prime mover providing power to the cotton harvester, a controller monitoring a load on the prime mover and storing a load threshold, a drum rotatable about a first axis at a drum speed, a plurality of spindles for harvesting cotton, the plurality of spindles rotatable at a spindle speed and a doffer assembly rotatable about a second axis at a doffer speed. Wherein, when the controller detects a load on the prime mover greater than the load threshold, the spindle speed is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: James T. Noonan, Kevin J. Goering, Joel M. Schreiner
  • Publication number: 20190191359
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system for managing wireless transmitting devices in which a wireless transmission from a transmission device is detected within or about a set area and an allowability of the transmission device to continue transmitting is based on an identification information, of the device, a location of the device and a number being called by the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph S. Noonan, James P. Noonan, Carl A. Giordano, William T. Blake
  • Publication number: 20190059225
    Abstract: A cotton harvester with a hydraulic manifold and at least one hydraulic motor mechanically coupled to a drum and fluidly coupled to the hydraulic manifold, the hydraulic motor configured to selectively rotate the drum. Wherein, the hydraulic manifold is configured to selectively provide any one of a braking force and a torque to the drum through the at least one hydraulic motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Steven D. Wallestad, James T. Noonan, Charles F. Ostermeier
  • Publication number: 20190054915
    Abstract: A brake assist system is disclosed for assisting the steering operations of a mobile vehicle. The brake assist system comprises a service brake assembly having a first brake device and a second brake device and an auxiliary control assembly coupled to the service brake assembly. An electronic control unit is communicatively coupled to the auxiliary control assembly and configured to receive an input signal indicative of a vehicle operating parameter comprising at least one of a steering angle generated by a vehicle guidance system or a vehicle speed error and generates a control signal to activate the main and secondary valve circuits by proportionally controlling an output of at least two control valves arranged in the main and secondary valve circuits to supply a pressurized flow of fluid is applied to at least one of the first or second brake devices to assist steering operations of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventors: James T. Noonan, Steven D. Wallestad, Jerry E. White, Dwayne B. Watt, Kevin J. Goering
  • Publication number: 20180368321
    Abstract: A cotton harvester having a prime mover providing power to the cotton harvester, a controller monitoring a load on the prime mover and storing a load threshold, a drum rotatable about a first axis at a drum speed, a plurality of spindles for harvesting cotton, the plurality of spindles rotatable at a spindle speed and a doffer assembly rotatable about a second axis at a duffer speed. Wherein, when the controller detects a load on the prime mover greater than the load threshold, the spindle speed is reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: James T. Noonan, Kevin J. Goering, Joel M. Schreiner
  • Publication number: 20180020620
    Abstract: A module builder of an agricultural vehicle includes a chamber operable to support and form a product. A wrap is feedable into the chamber through a pinch point, the pinch point partially defined by a rotatable roller. A belt at least partially defines a wrap path. The wrap is configured to move along the wrap path to surround the product in the chamber. A gas flow system and/or a reversing belt is operable to direct the wrap from the pinch point toward the wrap path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventors: James T. Noonan, Kevin J. Goering, Mark A. Cracraft, Nile T. Ackerman, Justin E. Hummel, Jeffrey S. Wigdahl, Robert C. Blad
  • Publication number: 20170359957
    Abstract: An agricultural vehicle is operable in a first state for transport and in a second state for field work and includes a frame supported by a plurality of tires. A processor is operable to receive a signal generated as a result of the agricultural vehicle transitioning from the first state to the second state or from the second state to the first state. A gas system is operable to modify the tire pressure of the plurality of tires of the agricultural vehicle in response to the signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: James T. Noonan, Mark A. Cracraft, Jerry E. White, Kevin J. Goering, Scott R. Bowers
  • Patent number: 9681605
    Abstract: A harvester having a harvesting structure, an accumulator, and a module builder having a throat. A plurality of meter rollers are positioned to receive crop and transfer crop at a feed rate in cooperation with a beater roller. A feeder belt receives crop from the meter rollers and the beater roller and transfers the crop to the throat. A feed rate control system comprises at least one crop mass flow feedback device providing a crop mass flow feedback signal indicative of crop mass flow. A controller is provided that is in communication with the at least one crop mass flow feedback device and configured to operate in a first mode by lowering the feed rate when the crop mass flow feedback signal indicates a threshold has been reached and by raising the feed rate when the crop mass flow feedback signal indicates the threshold has not been reached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: James T. Noonan, Kevin J. Goering, Steven D. Wallestad, Mark A. Cracraft, Jerry B. Hall, Nile T. Ackerman
  • Publication number: 20170112054
    Abstract: A control system for controlling a pitch of a plurality of fan blades of a variable pitch fan driven by an engine of a harvester. The control system comprises first, second, and third feedback devices that provide first, second, and third feedback signals indicative of at least one harvester temperature, an ambient temperature, and an engine load. A controller is operable to receive the first, second, and third feedback signals, lookup an initial pitch setting, generate an initial pitch setting signal, and compare the harvester temperature to a harvester temperature limit and generate a fan reversal signal if certain conditions are met.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: Shaun J. Miller, Robert C. Blad, Mark A. Cracraft, James T. Noonan, Cole D. Miller, Darren J. Cruchelow, Steven D. Wallestad
  • Publication number: 20170112060
    Abstract: A harvester having a harvesting structure, an accumulator, and a module builder having a throat. A plurality of meter rollers are positioned to receive crop and transfer crop at a feed rate in cooperation with a beater roller. A feeder belt receives crop from the meter rollers and the beater roller and transfers the crop to the throat. A feed rate control system comprises at least one crop mass flow feedback device providing a crop mass flow feedback signal indicative of crop mass flow. A controller is provided that is in communication with the at least one crop mass flow feedback device and configured to operate in a first mode by lowering the feed rate when the crop mass flow feedback signal indicates a threshold has been reached and by raising the feed rate when the crop mass flow feedback signal indicates the threshold has not been reached.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: James T. Noonan, Kevin J. Goering, Steven D. Wallestad, Mark A. Cracraft, Jerry B. Hall, Nile T. Ackerman
  • Patent number: 9622408
    Abstract: A control system for controlling a pitch of a plurality of fan blades of a variable pitch fan driven by an engine of a harvester. The control system comprises first, second, and third feedback devices that provide first, second, and third feedback signals indicative of at least one harvester temperature, an ambient temperature, and an engine load. A controller is operable to receive the first, second, and third feedback signals, lookup an initial pitch setting, generate an initial pitch setting signal, and compare the harvester temperature to a harvester temperature limit and generate a fan reversal signal if certain conditions are met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Shaun J. Miller, Robert C. Blad, Mark A. Cracraft, James T. Noonan, Cole D. Miller, Darren J. Cruchelow, Steven D. Wallestad
  • Patent number: 9504203
    Abstract: A transmission arrangement is disclosed for a cotton harvester. A power take-off shaft may be configured to receive rotational power from an engine of the cotton harvester. An infinitely variable transmission may be configured to sum mechanical power from an infinitely variable power source and the engine and to output the summed power at a variable output shaft. A clutch arrangement may be configured, in a first state, to disconnect a harvesting unit of the cotton harvester from the power take-off shaft and route power from the variable output shaft to the harvesting unit. The clutch arrangement may be further configured, in a second state, to disconnect the harvesting unit from the variable output shaft and route power from the engine to the harvesting unit via the power take-off shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Kevin J. Goering, James T. Noonan
  • Publication number: 20160183467
    Abstract: A transmission arrangement is disclosed for a cotton harvester. A power take-off shaft may be configured to receive rotational power from an engine of the cotton harvester. An infinitely variable transmission may be configured to sum mechanical power from an infinitely variable power source and the engine and to output the summed power at a variable output shaft. A clutch arrangement may be configured, in a first state, to disconnect a harvesting unit of the cotton harvester from the power take-off shaft and route power from the variable output shaft to the harvesting unit. The clutch arrangement may be further configured, in a second state, to disconnect the harvesting unit from the variable output shaft and route power from the engine to the harvesting unit via the power take-off shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Kevin J. Goering, James T. Noonan
  • Publication number: 20140260163
    Abstract: A cotton conveying structure for a cotton harvester. The cotton harvester comprising a receptacle. A harvesting structure is configured for harvesting cotton. A first cross auger is in communication with the harvesting structure for receiving cotton therefrom. The first cross auger is coupleable to a forward portion of the cotton harvester. A second cross auger is in communication with the harvesting structure for receiving cotton therefrom. The second cross auger is coupleable to a forward portion of the cotton harvester adjacent the first cross auger. A first duct is in communication with the first cross auger. A first cleaner is in communication with the first duct. A second duct is in communication with the second cross auger and spaced from the first duct. A second cleaner is in communication with the second duct. The first and second cleaners are configured to transfer cotton to the receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: JEFFREY R. FOX, THOMAS G. BARTLETT, THOMAS H. DEGROODT, JERRY E. WHITE, KEVIN J. GOERING, JUSTIN E. HUMMEL, JAMES T. NOONAN
  • Patent number: 7478683
    Abstract: A lift system includes parallel connected cylinder circuits with cylinders mechanically tied together on a first lift wheel arm. The base end of a third cylinder connected to a second lift wheel arm is connected in parallel with the pair of cylinders. The rod end of the third cylinder is constrained for movement with the rod end of a fourth cylinder also connected to the second wheel arm. The rod end of one of the pair of cylinders is connected in series with the base end of the fourth cylinder to thereby constrain the third and fourth cylinders on the second lift wheel arm to move in unison with the pair of cylinders on the first lift wheel arm. Series cylinder circuits move the wing cylinders in unison with the main frame cylinders to keep the implement level. The hydraulic circuit is also plumbed to retract outer wing wheels during wing fold operations to eliminate outer wing wheel interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2009
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Donald Ray Peck, David Carl Winter, James T. Noonan, Richard Wayne Hook
  • Patent number: 5632567
    Abstract: Tube mounted bracket structure for a toolbar or similar tube with a rectangular cross section includes a bracket having a tube abutting flange with an aperture offset from an elongated slot. A rotatable insert has an inwardly directed and elongated projection conforming to the shape of the elongated slot and an aperture located at one extremity of the projection. The aperture extends through the projection and through an integral washer portion which defines an enlarged shoulder area for contacting the tube abutting flange when the insert is positioned in the slot. The elongated projection generally fills the entire slot with the exception of the aperture, thereby presenting a relatively solid bolt receiving area for mounting a U-bolt or similar bolt structure. For a toolbar or tube having relatively large cross section, the insert is positioned in the slot to provide maximum offset from the flange aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 27, 1997
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Terry L. Lowe, James T. Noonan
  • Patent number: 5601147
    Abstract: Down pressure structure for providing an adjustable down force on a rig of row crop implement such as a cultivator includes an overcenter toggle connected to the rig for pivoting about a toggle axis between a first and second positions. The toggle has a protrusion that contacts the edge of a rig plate at two different locations corresponding to a light and a heavy down pressure position. A down pressure spring is tensioned between the frame and the toggle and maintains the toggle in a selected one of two overcenter positions corresponding to the two different spring tension positions. A hex projection on the toggle receives a conventional wrench for moving the toggle between the first and second positions. A second toggle and down pressure spring combination provide additional spring adjustments so that at a numerous easily determinable down pressure settings are available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1997
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Terry L. Lowe, James T. Noonan
  • Patent number: 5544709
    Abstract: A series of notches are provided in the upright plates on one end of a parallel bar linkage connecting a cultivator rig or planter assembly to a tool bar. Coil springs are tensioned between the opposite end of the linkage and a rod and trunnion assembly that fits into the series of notches. The coil springs maintain the rod and trunnion in a selected set of notches. A handle on the rod allows the operator to walk the rod and trunnion assembly up and down the series of notches to select a different set of notches and thereby incrementally adjust the down pressure to a known value or setting. When the tool bar is raised to a transport position and the linkage pivots downwardly to a lowermost position, the spring is stretched only slightly so that down pressure adjustments can be made easily using only the handle on the rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 13, 1996
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Terry L. Lowe, James T. Noonan