Patents by Inventor Michael Lee Berggren

Michael Lee Berggren 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: 20190110400
    Abstract: An example corn harvester and associated systems and methods are provided. The corn harvester includes a corn head including a plurality of dividers. Each divider includes a hood with a top surface, and first and second side surfaces, one of the first or second side surfaces including a recessed area formed therein. The corn harvester includes an auger mounted to the hood. The auger is configured to be powered to rotate about an auger central axis. The corn harvester includes a tall corn attachment mounted to the hood and configured to be positioned in a stored position or a working position. In the stored position, the tall corn attachment is received within the recessed area of the hood. In the working position, the tall corn attachment extends from the top surface of the hood and at least partially covers a radial section of the auger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Lee Berggren, James Michael Gessel, Zachary Long, Andrew Lauwers, Vijayashankar Rajalingam
  • Patent number: 10159186
    Abstract: A corn harvester that includes a corn head including a plurality of dividers is provided. Each divider includes a hood with a top surface, and first and second side surfaces, one of the first or second side surfaces including a recessed area formed therein. The corn harvester includes an auger mounted to the hood. The auger is configured to be powered to rotate about an auger central axis. The corn harvester includes a tall corn attachment mounted to the hood and configured to be positioned in a stored position or a working position. In the stored position, the tall corn attachment is received within the recessed area of the hood. In the working position, the tall corn attachment extends from the top surface of the hood and at least partially covers a radial section of the auger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Lee Berggren, James Michael Gessel, Zachary Long, Andrew Lauwers, Vijayashankar Rajalingam
  • Patent number: 10159188
    Abstract: A corn harvester that includes a corn head including a plurality of dividers. Each divider includes a top surface, first and second side surfaces, a proximal end and a distal end. One of the first or second side surfaces includes a recessed area formed therein. The corn harvester includes a tall corn attachment mounted to the hood and configured to be positioned in a stored position or a working position. In the stored position, the tall corn attachment is received within the recessed area of the hood. In the working position, the tall corn attachment extends from the top surface of the hood. The tall corn attachment includes a latching mechanism for locking the tall corn attachment in the stored position or the working position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: James Michael Gessel, Eric L. Walker, Michael Lee Berggren, Brian Patrick Crow
  • Publication number: 20180054971
    Abstract: An example corn harvester and associated systems and methods are provided. The corn harvester includes a corn head including a plurality of dividers. Each divider includes a top surface, first and second side surfaces, a proximal end and a distal end. One of the first or second side surfaces includes a recessed area formed therein. The corn harvester includes a tall corn attachment mounted to the hood and configured to be positioned in a stored position or a working position. In the stored position, the tall corn attachment is received within the recessed area of the hood. In the working position, the tall corn attachment extends from the top surface of the hood. The tall corn attachment includes a latching mechanism for locking the tail corn attachment in the stored position or the working position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: CNH Industrial America, LLC
    Inventors: James Michael Gessel, Eric L. Walker, Michael Lee Berggren, Brian Patrick Crow
  • Publication number: 20180054969
    Abstract: An example corn harvester and associated systems and methods are provided. The corn harvester includes a corn head including a plurality of dividers. Each divider includes a hood with a top surface, and first and second side surfaces, one of the first or second side surfaces including a recessed area formed therein. The corn harvester includes an auger mounted to the hood. The auger is configured to be powered to rotate about an auger central axis. The corn harvester includes a tall corn attachment mounted to the hood and configured to be positioned in a stored position or a working position. In the stored position, the tall corn attachment is received within the recessed area of the hood. In the working position, the tall corn attachment extends from the top surface of the hood and at least partially covers a radial section of the auger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: CNH Industrial America, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Lee Berggren, James Michael Gessel, Zachary Long, Andrew Lauwers, Vijayashankar Rajalingam
  • Patent number: 9408348
    Abstract: An adjustable row unit for a header of a combine harvester is disclosed. The row unit includes opposed and cooperating curved deck plates that reduce the distance from the upper surfaces of the deck plates to the stripping roll pinch points. The deck plates move in unison and the opening of the stalk receiving gap is variable and subject to coarse and fine adjustment. Coarse adjustment is achieved by moving the deck plates into a selected stalk receiving position and fine adjustment is performed by a yieldable biasing member when the deck plates are in the selected stalk receiving position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Eric L. Walker, Jason Earl Smith, Michael Lee Berggren
  • Publication number: 20150208580
    Abstract: An adjustable row unit for a header of a combine harvester is disclosed. The row unit includes opposed and cooperating curved deck plates that reduce the distance from the upper surfaces of the deck plates to the stripping roll pinch points. The deck plates move in unison and the opening of the stalk receiving gap is variable and subject to coarse and fine adjustment. Coarse adjustment is achieved by moving the deck plates into a selected stalk receiving position and fine adjustment is performed by a yieldable biasing member when the deck plates are in the selected stalk receiving position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Applicant: CNH AMERICA LLC
    Inventors: Eric L. Walker, Jason Earl Smith, Michael Lee Berggren