Patents by Inventor Nathan Brooks

Nathan Brooks 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: 10966387
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated X15N067 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are produced by crossing inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant by crossing hybrid maize variety X15N067 with another maize plant are disclosed. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X15N067 through backcrossing or genetic transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby are described. Maize variety X15N067, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X15N067 are provided. Methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X15N067 and methods of using maize variety X15N067 are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventors: Nicholas Adam Crowley, Charles Thomas Cunnyngham, Mark Jacob Gadlage, Thomas Russell Henry, Randall Newton Holley, Jill Renee Lennon, Nathan Brook O'Berry, Daniel Joseph Pohl, Jennifer Ann Steinke
  • Publication number: 20210078025
    Abstract: An intelligent, automated system for loading agricultural product application equipment is provided in which a control system can determine a necessary amount of product for completing a field operation and can automatically couple with a tendering system to receive such product at an optimal time and location. The control system can determine a current amount of product, a projected amount of product necessary to complete a field operation and a refill amount of product from the current amount and the projected amount, then transmit the refill amount to the tender. The control system can further determine whether a position of the equipment relative to the tender is within a threshold, and whether an intake coupler of the equipment is connected to a supply coupler of the tender, and can control valve(s) to open and close channel(s) for loading fluid into the storage tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Scott Long, Nathan Brooks, Monte Weller, Lyle Mangen, Michael Amstrong
  • Publication number: 20210078853
    Abstract: An intelligent, automated system for loading agricultural product application equipment is provided in which a control system can determine a necessary amount of product for completing a field operation and can automatically couple with a tendering system to receive such product at an optimal time and location. The control system can determine a current amount of product, a projected amount of product necessary to complete a field operation and a refill amount of product from the current amount and the projected amount, then transmit the refill amount to the tender. The control system can further determine whether a position of the equipment relative to the tender is within a threshold, and whether an intake coupler of the equipment is connected to a supply coupler of the tender, and can control valve(s) to open and close channel(s) for loading fluid into the storage tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Scott Long, Nathan Brooks, Monte Weller, Lyle Mangen
  • Patent number: 10939632
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated X13N280 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are produced by crossing inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant by crossing hybrid maize variety X13N280 with another maize plant are disclosed. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X13N280 through backcrossing or genetic transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby are described. Maize variety X13N280, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X13N280 are provided. Methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X13N280 and methods of using maize variety X13N280 are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Inventors: Nicholas Adam Crowley, Charles Thomas Cunnyngham, Mark Jacob Gadlage, Thomas Russell Henry, Randall Newton Holley, Jill Renee Lennon, Nathan Brook O'Berry, Daniel Joseph Pohl, Jennifer Ann Steinke
  • Patent number: 10939642
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated X13N274 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are produced by crossing inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant by crossing hybrid maize variety X13N274 with another maize plant are disclosed. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X13N274 through backcrossing or genetic transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby are described. Maize variety X13N274, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X13N274 are provided. Methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X13N274 and methods of using maize variety X13N274 are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Inventors: Nicholas Adam Crowley, Charles Thomas Cunnyngham, Mark Jacob Gadlage, Thomas Russell Henry, Randall Newton Holley, Jill Renee Lennon, Nathan Brook O'Berry, Daniel Joseph Pohl, Jennifer Ann Steinke
  • Patent number: 10933742
    Abstract: An alternative traction control system, in addition to a primary traction control system, is associated with an agricultural machine in which a user selectable input can allow wheels of an the agricultural machine to spin freely, such as for clearing debris from tires, until a predetermined deactivate condition occurs. Such a deactivate condition could comprise, for example, reaching a maximum rotation speed and/or temperature threshold with respect to a wheel. To minimize the risk of damage to propulsion components which may be caused by excessive rotation speeds and/or temperatures, upon reaching such a threshold, operation can return from the alternative traction control system to the primary traction control system. Such a system can therefore allow an “on the fly” change that would permit an operator to selectively spin the tires without damaging mechanical aspects of the agricultural machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Roy Bittner, Nathan Brooks, Lawrence Borucki, Jr., Steven Winkel, Blaine Schwalbe
  • Patent number: 10918047
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated X18N892 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are produced by crossing inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant by crossing hybrid maize variety X18N892 with another maize plant are disclosed. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X18N892 through backcrossing or genetic transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby are described. Maize variety X18N892, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X18N892 are provided. Methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X18N892 and methods of using maize variety X18N892 are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventors: Terry R Colbert, Mark Jacob Gadlage, Daniel Preston Gorman, Thomas Russell Henry, Jill Renee Lennon, Katherine Lisko Madden, Nathan Brook O'Berry, Jason Michael Prothro, Steven Tyler Thornton
  • Patent number: 10881070
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated X18N907 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are produced by crossing inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant by crossing hybrid maize variety X18N907 with another maize plant are disclosed. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X18N907 through backcrossing or genetic transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby are described. Maize variety X18N907, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X18N907 are provided. Methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X18N907 and methods of using maize variety X18N907 are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventors: Joseph D Anderson, Terry R Colbert, Mark Jacob Gadlage, Daniel Preston Gorman, Thomas Russell Henry, Jill Renee Lennon, Katherine Lisko Madden, Nathan Brook O'Berry, Jason Michael Prothro, Steven Tyler Thornton
  • Patent number: 10823285
    Abstract: Agricultural machines such as sprayers can be improved by providing a pressure relief system in the operator cab to allow the operator cab to be pressurized while avoiding over-pressurization. The pressure relief system can be arranged to allow air to freely escape from the operator cab during what would otherwise be an over-pressurization event, such as a door or window being closed. In one aspect, the pressure relief system can include a spring-loaded pressure relief valve configured to passively allow air to escape from the cab in order to maintain a cab pressure at or below a predetermined threshold, such as 100 Pascals. In addition, interior and exterior pressures can be monitored for implementing a closed loop control for the pressurization system to enable a more comfortable experience for the operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Steven N. Winkel, Nathan Brooks
  • Publication number: 20200239063
    Abstract: By using various feedback data on a sprayer system, such as sensed positions of power actuators for turning wheels, an onboard logic controller can be used to fine tune parameters of the steering system in an automatic calibration process. In one aspect, a controller can send an electrical signal to a coil of a hydraulic pump to fully extend a power actuator for turning a wheel in a first direction, then incrementally adjust the signal until a change in position of the power actuator is determined, thereby obtaining a precise magnitude for commanding a full extension of the power actuator. Similarly, the controller can change the signal to fully retract the power actuator for turning the wheel in a second direction, then incrementally adjust the signal until a change in position of the power actuator is determined, thereby obtaining a precise magnitude for commanding a full retraction of the power actuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Nathan Brooks, Steven Winkel
  • Publication number: 20200236844
    Abstract: By using various feedback data on a sprayer system, such as engine speed, wheel speed, sensed temperatures and/or sensed pressures, an onboard logic controller can be used to fine tune parameters of the driveline system in an automatic calibration process. In one aspect, a controller can drive up engine speed and manipulate electrical current being sent to coils of propel pumps and/or wheel motors as current reaches a point where there is no more change in wheel speed as detected by the system, thereby achieving a. calibration setpoint. Additionally, during the automatic calibration process, the machine as a whole can be monitored with respect to several sensors, such as pressures, temperatures, and the like, so that if any parameter being monitored is out of a predetermined range, the calibration can be stopped and not set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Nathan Brooks, Steven Winkel
  • Patent number: 10726647
    Abstract: A fault detection system for an agricultural machine is configured to display to an operator a virtual layout of fuses and/or relays for the machine in an arrangement corresponding to an actual/physical layout of the fuses and/or relays on the machine. The system can monitor for fault conditions of the fuses and/or relays, and display a location of a fuse or relay corresponding to a physical location of where the faulty fuse or relay can be found from among other fuses and/or relays. A faulty fuse and/or relay can be highlighted, such as by changing a color of the fuse and/or relay, for rapid identification. The system can also display a list providing descriptions for the fuses and/or relays to assist with fault resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventor: Nathan Brooks
  • Publication number: 20200189388
    Abstract: The present invention provides an alternative traction control system, in addition to a primary traction control system, in which a user selectable input can allow wheels of an agricultural machine to spin freely, such as for clearing debris from tires, until a predetermined deactivate condition occurs. Such a deactivate condition could comprise, for example, reaching a maximum rotation speed and/or temperature threshold with respect to a wheel. To minimize the risk of damage to propulsion components which may be caused by excessive rotation speeds and/or temperatures, upon reaching such a threshold, operation can return from the alternative traction control system to the primary traction control system. Such a system can therefore allow an “on the fly” change that would permit an operator to selectively spin the tires without damaging mechanical aspects of the sprayer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Roy Bittner, Nathan Brooks, Lawrence Borucki, JR., Steven Winkel, Blaine Schwalbe
  • Patent number: 10603983
    Abstract: Agricultural machines such as sprayers can be improved by providing pressure sensors inside and outside of the operator cab, a cab sensor for sensing an open or closed state of the operator cab, and a controller configured to activate/deactivate an airflow system according to the pressure sensors and the cab sensor. Accordingly, the controller can activate the airflow system to provide a positive pressure differential in the operator cab (higher pressure in the operator cab/lower pressure external to the operator cab), and deactivate the airflow system when the operator cab is in the open state to maximize the life of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Nathan Brooks, Steven N. Winkel
  • Patent number: 10461810
    Abstract: A system is provided in which a set of modules each have a substrate on which is mounted a radio frequency (RF) transmitter and/or an RF receiver coupled to a near field communication (NFC) coupler located on the substrate. Each module has a housing that surrounds and encloses the substrate. The housing has a port region on a surface of the housing. Each module has a field confiner located between the NFC coupler and the port region on the housing configured to guide electromagnetic energy emanated from the NFC coupler through the port region to a port region of an adjacent module. A reflective surface is positioned adjacent the backside of each NFC coupler to reflect back side electromagnetic towards the port region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Benjamin Stassen Cook, Nathan Brooks, Swaminathan Sankaran, Bradley Allen Kramer, Mark W. Morgan, Baher Haroun
  • Patent number: 10448628
    Abstract: An electronic start system for an agricultural machine is configured to enable the machine to stop the engine while continuing to power onboard electronics and start the engine so long as one or more sensed conditions are met. The system can include a key lock operated by a physical key held by an operator and a button which can be pressed by the operator. The system can also include one or more sensors disposed on the machine for detecting various conditions. When the key is turned on, power can be provided to the onboard electronics, regardless of the state of the engine. Thereafter, when the button is pressed, the engine can be turned on if the one or more sensed conditions are satisfied, such as detecting a closed door, an operator in a seat, an activated brake, and so forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventor: Nathan Brooks
  • Patent number: 10426121
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated X18M726 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are produced by crossing inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant by crossing hybrid maize variety X18M726 with another maize plant are disclosed. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X18M726 through backcrossing or genetic transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby are described. Maize variety X18M726, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X18M726 are provided. Methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X18M726 and methods of using maize variety X18M726 are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph D Anderson, Terry R Colbert, Mark Jacob Gadlage, Daniel Preston Gorman, Thomas Russell Henry, Nathan Brook O'Berry, Jason Michael Prothro
  • Patent number: 10425793
    Abstract: A system is provided in which a set of modules each have a substrate on which is mounted a radio frequency (RF) transmitter and/or an RF receiver coupled to a near field communication (NFC) coupler located on the substrate. Each module has a housing that surrounds and encloses the substrate. The housing has a port region on a surface of the housing. Each module has a field confiner located between the NFC coupler and the port region on the housing configured to guide electromagnetic energy emanated from the NFC coupler through the port region to a port region of an adjacent module. The port region is offset laterally from the NFC coupler. The field confiner is skewed to provide a pathway between the NFC coupler and the port region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Swaminathan Sankaran, Benjamin Stassen Cook, Nathan Brooks, Bradley Allen Kramer, Mark W. Morgan, Baher Haroun
  • Patent number: 10389410
    Abstract: A system is provided in which a set of modules each have a substrate on which is mounted a radio frequency (RF) transmitter and/or an RF receiver coupled to a near field communication (NFC) coupler located on the substrate. Each module has a housing that surrounds and encloses the substrate. The housing has a port region on a surface of the housing. Each module has a field confiner located between the NFC coupler and the port region on the housing configured to guide electromagnetic energy emanated from the NFC coupler through the port region to a port region of an adjacent module. An artificial magnetic conductor surface is positioned adjacent the backside of each NFC coupler to reflect back side electromagnetic energy with a phase shift of approximately zero degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Nathan Brooks, Benjamin Stassen Cook, Swaminathan Sankaran, Bradley Allen Kramer, Mark W. Morgan, Baher S Haroun
  • Publication number: 20190220777
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the present invention, a Sentiment Analyzer Tool comprises: a data repository; a user interface that graphically presents metrics based on the sentiment data; an application program interface and a processor configured to perform: receiving, via an electronic input, real-time customer communication; extracting, via the processor, text data from the real-time customer communication; generating, via the processor, a customer sentiment score based on the text data; comparing, via the processor, the customer sentiment score to a threshold value to determine a positive sentiment, neutral sentiment or negative sentiment; and graphically representing, via the interactive user interface, the customer sentiment score as compared to sentiment data associated with a plurality of other customers wherein the interactive user interface displays overall sentiment data, sentiment data over a predetermined period of time and a combination of: emotion data, social tendencies data and language styl
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Steven Brook JOHNSON, Alison DORAN, David GLADWIN, Greta ONGARO, Sam HAYNES, Connie BLACKLOCK, Yawwani GUNAWARDANA, Joe TILSED, Isabella RULE, Mark R. WILLIAMS, Nathan P. HOTCHKIN, Erin BREEN, Tamanna BEGUM, Joe J. BOTTIGLIERI