Patents by Inventor Scott A. Shearer

Scott A. Shearer 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: 9527211
    Abstract: A multiple robot control architecture including a plurality of robotic agricultural machines including a first and second robotic agricultural machine. Each robotic agricultural machine including at least one controller configured to implement a plurality of finite state machines within an individual robot control architecture (IRCA) and a global information module (GIM) communicatively coupled to the IRCA. The GIMs of the first and second robotic agricultural machines being configured to cooperate to cause said first robotic agricultural machine and said second agricultural machine to perform at least one agricultural task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: John H. Posselius, Christopher A. Foster, Santosh K. Pitla, Scott A. Shearer, Joe D. Luck, Michael P. Sama, Rodrigo S. Zandonadi
  • Publication number: 20160089552
    Abstract: A breathing apparatus comprising a case containing a chemical for generating oxygen and a monitoring circuit in the case is disclosed. The monitoring circuit includes multiple sensors configured to sense parameters within the case relevant to an operational status of the breathing apparatus, and a controller configured to receive signals from the sensors and to produce an output signal indicating the operational status of the breathing apparatus. A method for monitoring a breathing apparatus is also disclosed. The method includes using multiple sensors within a case of a breathing apparatus to sense parameters relevant to an operational status of the breathing apparatus, and processing signals from the sensors to produce an output signal representative of the operational status of the breathing apparatus. The sensors may include humidity, impact, pressure and temperature sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Inventors: Edward Murray, Scott Shearer
  • Publication number: 20140336818
    Abstract: A multiple robot control architecture including a plurality of robotic agricultural machines including a first and second robotic agricultural machine. Each robotic agricultural machine including at least one controller configured to implement a plurality of finite state machines within an individual robot control architecture (IRCA) and a global information module (GIM) communicatively coupled to the IRCA. The GIMs of the first and second robotic agricultural machines being configured to cooperate to cause said first robotic agricultural machine and said second agricultural machine to perform at least one agricultural task.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: CNH INDUSTRIAL AMERICA LLC
    Inventors: John H. Posselius, Christopher A. Foster, Santosh K. Pitla, Scott A. Shearer, Joe D. Luck, Michael P. Sama, Rodrigo S. Zandonadi
  • Patent number: 4533066
    Abstract: A seed planter comprises a seed transport member having a porous surface and an air jet directed normally to this surface. The porous surface is moved past a plurality of seeds, whereupon the air jet retains a single seed on the porous surface, and the seed transport member carries this retained seed to a seed unloading station, where the impingement of the air jet upon the surface is interrupted, thus allowing the retained seed to fall from the porous surface. The planter is capable of metering both flat and spherical seeds very accurately at metering rates of about 40 seeds per second and can be made of small width so that a single row of planters on a planter assembly can plant closely spaced rows. A planter assembly capable of planting multiple rows of seeds is provided by mounting a plurality of the seed planters on a frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1982
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1985
    Assignee: Ohio Agricultural Research & Development Center
    Inventors: Robert G. Holmes, Scott A. Shearer
  • Patent number: D418036
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 28, 1999
    Inventor: Scott Shearer