Patents by Inventor Sean Winkler

Sean Winkler 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: 20190318434
    Abstract: Methods and systems for crop management are disclosed. An example method can comprise receiving first information associated with an environmental management zone. The first information can relate to one or more of a land characteristic and a management practice. The first information can comprise a soil type of the environmental management zone. An example method can comprise, receiving historical weather data relating to the environmental management zone. An example method can comprise receiving real-time weather data relating to the environmental management zone. An example method can comprise executing a growth model to predict a nitrogen range for the environmental management zone based on one or more of the first information, the historical weather data, and the real-time weather data. The nitrogen range can comprise probabilities for one or more of a current time period and a future time period in the growing season.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: DONALD P. AVEY, ROBERT ALAN GUNZENHAUSER, JOE HANSON, BRUCE J. WALKER, SEAN WARNICK, JUN WEI, CHRIS WINKLER
  • Patent number: 10387977
    Abstract: Methods and systems for crop management are disclosed. An example method can comprise receiving first information associated with an environmental management zone. The first information can relate to one or more of a land characteristic and a management practice. The first information can comprise a soil type of the environmental management zone. An example method can comprise, receiving historical weather data relating to the environmental management zone. An example method can comprise receiving real-time weather data relating to the environmental management zone. An example method can comprise executing a growth model to predict a nitrogen range for the environmental management zone based on one or more of the first information, the historical weather data, and the real-time weather data. The nitrogen range can comprise probabilities for one or more of a current time period and a future time period in the growing season.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Donald P. Avey, Robert Alan Gunzenhauser, Joe Hanson, Bruce J. Walker, Sean Warnick, Jun Wei, Chris Winkler
  • Patent number: 7472021
    Abstract: Described are a method and a system for detecting an atmospheric feature. A value of a meteorological scalar field at an initial time is determined for a set of tracers. Each tracer is initialized at a first tracer location. An integration time is selected according to a coherence time of a type of the feature to be detected. Alternatively, or in combination with the selected integration time, a spatial resolution of the wind field is selected according to a spatial scale of the type of feature to be detected. Each tracer is advected to a second tracer location at an earlier time according to the integration time and the wind field. A value of the meteorological scalar field at the earlier time and second tracer location is determined for each tracer and summed with the value at the first location to generate an integrated value of the meteorological scalar field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2008
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Paul E. Bieringer, Sean Winkler
  • Publication number: 20070118290
    Abstract: Described are a method and a system for detecting an atmospheric feature. A value of a meteorological scalar field at an initial time is determined for a set of tracers. Each tracer is initialized at a first tracer location. An integration time is selected according to a coherence time of a type of the feature to be detected. Alternatively, or in combination with the selected integration time, a spatial resolution of the wind field is selected according to a spatial scale of the type of feature to be detected. Each tracer is advected to a second tracer location at an earlier time according to the integration time and the wind field. A value of the meteorological scalar field at the earlier time and second tracer location is determined for each tracer and summed with the value at the first location to generate an integrated value of the meteorological scalar field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2006
    Publication date: May 24, 2007
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Paul Bieringer, Sean Winkler