Patents by Inventor Kent Michael Anderson

Kent Michael Anderson 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: 11926333
    Abstract: As a farming machine travels through a field of plants, the farming machine operates in a normal operational state to perform one or more farming operations. The farming machine detects an operational failure of a component of the farming machine using measurements obtained from one or more sensors coupled to and monitoring the farming machine. The operational failure of the component impacts performance of a first farming operation of the farming operations. The farming machine configures the farming machine to operate in a remedial operational state. In the remedial operational state, the farming machine diagnoses the operational failure of the component using the obtained measurements. In the remedial operational state, the farming machine selects a solution operation to address the operational failure of the component based on the diagnosis. The farming machine performs the determined solution operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: BLUE RIVER TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventors: John William Peake, James Patrick Ostrowski, Erik Ehn, Kent Michael Anderson, Benjamin Ray Chostner
  • Publication number: 20230403988
    Abstract: A farming machine is configured to autonomously operate in a field to accomplish a farming objective. While doing so the farming machine can dynamically modify treatment plans and/or generate experimental treatment plans. Dynamically modifying treatment plans includes modifying, delaying, accelerating, adding, and/or removing farming actions in a treatment plan. Generating an experimental treatment plan includes intentionally modifying a treatment plan to induce a variance in a result, measuring the result, and determining whether the result from the experimental treatment plan is better than the unmodified treatment plan. The farming machine is also configured to generate user interactable feedback, and receive user generated instruction, to dynamically modify treatment plans and/or generate experimental treatment plans.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2022
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Inventors: James Patrick Ostrowski, Benjamin Ray Chostner, Kent Michael Anderson, Erik Ehn, William Louis Patzoldt
  • Publication number: 20230202495
    Abstract: As a farming machine travels through a field of plants, the farming machine operates in a normal operational state to perform one or more farming operations. The farming machine detects an operational failure of a component of the farming machine using measurements obtained from one or more sensors coupled to and monitoring the farming machine. The operational failure of the component impacts performance of a first farming operation of the farming operations. The farming machine configures the farming machine to operate in a remedial operational state. In the remedial operational state, the farming machine diagnoses the operational failure of the component using the obtained measurements. In the remedial operational state, the farming machine selects a solution operation to address the operational failure of the component based on the diagnosis. The farming machine performs the determined solution operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2021
    Publication date: June 29, 2023
    Inventors: John William Peake, James Patrick Ostrowski, Erik Ehn, Kent Michael Anderson, Benjamin Ray Chostner
  • Publication number: 20230200286
    Abstract: As a farming machine travels through a field of plants, the farming machine operates in a normal operational state to perform one or more farming operations. The farming machine detects an operational failure of a component of the farming machine using measurements obtained from one or more sensors coupled to and monitoring the farming machine. The operational failure of the component impacts performance of a first farming operation of the farming operations. The farming machine configures the farming machine to operate in a remedial operational state. In the remedial operational state, the farming machine diagnoses the operational failure of the component using the obtained measurements. In the remedial operational state, the farming machine selects a solution operation to address the operational failure of the component based on the diagnosis. The farming machine performs the determined solution operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2021
    Publication date: June 29, 2023
    Inventors: John William Peake, James Patrick Ostrowski, Erik Ehn, Kent Michael Anderson, Benjamin Ray Chostner
  • Publication number: 20230205195
    Abstract: As a farming machine travels through a field of plants, the farming machine operates in a normal operational state to perform one or more farming operations. The farming machine detects an operational failure of a component of the farming machine using measurements obtained from one or more sensors coupled to and monitoring the farming machine. The operational failure of the component impacts performance of a first farming operation of the farming operations. The farming machine configures the farming machine to operate in a remedial operational state. In the remedial operational state, the farming machine diagnoses the operational failure of the component using the obtained measurements. In the remedial operational state, the farming machine selects a solution operation to address the operational failure of the component based on the diagnosis. The farming machine performs the determined solution operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2021
    Publication date: June 29, 2023
    Inventors: John William Peake, James Patrick Ostrowski, Erik Ehn, Kent Michael Anderson, Benjamin Ray Chostner
  • Publication number: 20230165234
    Abstract: Historical information is accessed that describes a previous state of a field, previous environmental conditions for the field, and previous farming machine actions performed in the field. A tank management model is applied to the historical information to determine expected weed densities within field portions and an amount of treatment fluid required to treat plants within the field. While the farming machine is treating plants in the field, current information describing a current state of the field is accessed. The tank management model is applied to the current information to determine updated weed densities within field portions not yet treated. The farming machine performs a modified plant treatment action based on the updated weed densities and a comparison of a remaining amount of treatment fluid within a tank of the farming machine and an updated amount of treatment fluid for treating plants within field portions not yet treated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2021
    Publication date: June 1, 2023
    Inventors: Kent Michael Anderson, Benjamin Ray Chostner
  • Publication number: 20230038422
    Abstract: A vehicle moves through an environment (e.g., a farming, construction, mining, or forestry environment) and performs one or more actions in the environment. Portions of the environment may include moisture, such as puddles or mud patches. A control system associated with the vehicle may include a traversability model or a moisture model to help the vehicle operate in the environment with the moisture. In particular, the control system may employ the traversability model to reduce the likelihood of the vehicle attempting to traverse an untraversable portion of the environment, and the control system may employ the moisture model to reduce the likelihood of the vehicle performing an action that will damage a portion of the environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2022
    Publication date: February 9, 2023
    Inventors: Lee Kamp Redden, Divya Sharma, Kent Michael Anderson, Bryon William Majusiak, Benjamin Ray Chostner, James Patrick Ostrowski
  • Publication number: 20220248655
    Abstract: A treatment mechanism for dispensing treatment fluid onto one or more plants in a field is described. The treatment mechanism includes a valve for regulating the dispensing of treatment fluid and a nozzle holder comprising a plurality of nozzles. Each nozzle is configured to dispense treatment fluid and to couple to the valve. The treatment mechanism further includes a control system configured to receive a plant treatment instruction for treating the plants. The plant treatment instruction includes a treatment position for the nozzle holder. The control system is further configured to determine a current position of the nozzle holder and adjust the current position of the nozzle holder to the treatment position for the nozzle holder. The control system is further configured to actuate the treatment mechanism such that the plants are treated via a nozzle of the plurality of nozzles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Inventors: KENT MICHAEL ANDERSON, BENJAMIN RAY CHOSTNER, BRYON WILLIAM MAJUSIAK
  • Patent number: 11390308
    Abstract: A dish cart includes a top with a slot for receiving a lift arm that may be lifted up through the slot to raise or lower dishes. Lobe openings emanating from the slot receive lobes of a lift paddle secured to the lift arm. The cart may define a gap below the top for permitting insertion of the lift paddle and the lift arm. The cart may be adjusted to receive differently sized dishes by means of rails of different sizes or adjustable vanes. A dish drop station includes the lift arm and lift paddle and a lift mechanism for raising and lower the lift arm. The dish drop station may include a cart present sensor and include a lock for retaining the cart. The controller may be programmed to the lower the lift arm to an unlock position that disengages the cart lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Inventors: Timothy Young Lee, Jacob Conor Dooris, Kent Michael Anderson, Abigail Elizabeth Soong, Edward Joseph Menard, Thomas Ettore De Candia, Michael William Tschudy, Paul Michael Birkmeyer, Katrina Bell Sheehy, Taylor Joseph Cone
  • Patent number: 10974750
    Abstract: A dish cart includes a top with a slot for receiving a lift arm that may be lifted up through the slot to raise or lower dishes. Lobe openings emanating from the slot receive lobes of a lift paddle secured to the lift arm. The cart may define a gap below the top for permitting insertion of the lift paddle and the lift arm. The cart may be adjusted to receive differently sized dishes by means of rails of different sizes or adjustable vanes. A dish drop station includes the lift arm and lift paddle and a lift mechanism for raising and lower the lift arm. The dish drop station may include a cart present sensor and include a lock for retaining the cart. The controller may be programmed to the lower the lift arm to an unlock position that disengages the cart lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: DISHCRAFT ROBOTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Jacob Conor Dooris, Timothy Young Lee, Abigail Elizabeth Soong, Kent Michael Anderson, Katrina Bell Sheehy, Kevin Yuan Ma, Mark Andrew Biasotti
  • Patent number: 10843877
    Abstract: A system for grasping and retaining dishware during a cleaning cycle. The system includes a grasping element and a receiving surface substantially adjacent to the grasping element. The grasping element grasps the dishware, and the receiving surface receives and retains the dishware during at least one stage of a cleaning cycle. The receiving surface rotates about an axis to convey the dishware to at least two unique locations. A corresponding method is also described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Dishcraft Robotics, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Yuan Ma, Kent Michael Anderson
  • Publication number: 20200283042
    Abstract: A dish cart includes a top with a slot for receiving a lift arm that may be lifted up through the slot to raise or lower dishes. Lobe openings emanating from the slot receive lobes of a lift paddle secured to the lift arm. The cart may define a gap below the top for permitting insertion of the lift paddle and the lift arm. The cart may be adjusted to receive differently sized dishes by means of rails of different sizes or adjustable vanes. A dish drop station includes the lift arm and lift paddle and a lift mechanism for raising and lower the lift arm. The dish drop station may include a cart present sensor and include a lock for retaining the cart. The controller may be programmed to the lower the lift arm to an unlock position that disengages the cart lock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Jacob Conor Dooris, Timothy Young Lee, Abigail Elizabeth Soong, Kent Michael Anderson, Katrina Bell Sheehy, Kevin Yuan Ma, Mark Andrew Biasotti
  • Publication number: 20200283043
    Abstract: A dish cart includes a top with a slot for receiving a lift arm that may be lifted up through the slot to raise or lower dishes. Lobe openings emanating from the slot receive lobes of a lift paddle secured to the lift arm. The cart may define a gap below the top for permitting insertion of the lift paddle and the lift arm. The cart may be adjusted to receive differently sized dishes by means of rails of different sizes or adjustable vanes. A dish drop station includes the lift arm and lift paddle and a lift mechanism for raising and lower the lift arm. The dish drop station may include a cart present sensor and include a lock for retaining the cart. The controller may be programmed to the lower the lift arm to an unlock position that disengages the cart lock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Timothy Young Lee, Jacob Conor Dooris, Kent Michael Anderson, Abigail Elizabeth Soong, Edward Joseph Menard, Thomas Ettore De Candia, Michael William Tschudy, Paul Michael Birkmeyer, Katrina Bell Sheehy, Taylor Joseph Cone
  • Patent number: 10766717
    Abstract: An apparatus for conveying dishware through a cleaning cycle. The apparatus includes a magnetic grasping element to grasp dishware having a ferromagnetic component. The magnetic grasping element transitions between at least two states to selectively engage and disengage the dishware. A corresponding system and method are also described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Dishcraft Robotics, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth McAfee Peters, Paul Michael Birkmeyer, Kevin Yuan Ma, Jacob Conor Dooris, Abigail Elizabeth Soong, Kent Michael Anderson
  • Publication number: 20200165075
    Abstract: A system for conveying dishware through a cleaning cycle. The system includes a conveyance assembly having a receiving surface to receive and retain dishware. The conveyance assembly rotates the receiving surfaces about an axis to convey the dishware to each of at least two unique locations. A corresponding system and method are also disclosed and claimed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Kevin Yuan Ma, Kent Michael Anderson
  • Publication number: 20200165076
    Abstract: A system for conveying dishware through a cleaning cycle. The system includes a conveyance assembly having a receiving surface to receive and retain dishware. The conveyance assembly rotates the receiving surfaces about an axis to convey the dishware to each of at least two unique locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Kevin Yuan Ma, Abigail Elizabeth Soong, Kent Michael Anderson, Paul Michael Birkmeyer
  • Publication number: 20200165077
    Abstract: A system for conveying dishware through a cleaning cycle. The system includes a conveyance assembly having a receiving surface to receive and retain dishware. The conveyance assembly rotates the receiving surfaces about an axis to convey the dishware to each of at least two unique locations. A corresponding system and method are also disclosed and claimed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Kevin Yuan Ma, Jacob Conor Dooris, Scott Nathaniel Bahl, Kent Michael Anderson, Abigail Elizabeth Soong, Timothy Young Lee
  • Publication number: 20200163522
    Abstract: A system for conveying dishware through a cleaning cycle. The system includes a conveyance assembly having a receiving surface to receive and retain dishware. The conveyance assembly rotates the receiving surfaces about an axis to convey the dishware to each of at least two unique locations. A corresponding system and method are also disclosed and claimed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Kenneth McAfee Peters, Paul Michael Birkmeyer, Kevin Yuan Ma, Jacob Conor Dooris, Abigail Elizabeth Soong, Kent Michael Anderson
  • Patent number: 10647524
    Abstract: A system for conveying dishware through a cleaning cycle. The system includes a conveyance assembly having a receiving surface to receive and retain dishware. The conveyance assembly rotates the receiving surfaces about an axis to convey the dishware to each of at least two unique locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: DISHCRAFT ROBOTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin Yuan Ma, Abigail Elizabeth Soong, Kent Michael Anderson, Paul Michael Birkmeyer
  • Patent number: 10647525
    Abstract: A system for conveying dishware through a cleaning cycle. The system includes a conveyance assembly having a receiving surface to receive and retain dishware. The conveyance assembly rotates the receiving surfaces about an axis to convey the dishware to each of at least two unique locations. A corresponding system and method are also disclosed and claimed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: DISHCRAFT ROBOTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin Yuan Ma, Jacob Conor Dooris, Scott Nathaniel Bahl, Kent Michael Anderson, Abigail Elizabeth Soong, Timothy Young Lee