Patents by Inventor Stanley R. Clark

Stanley R. Clark 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: 9253941
    Abstract: Dry yield for baled forage crop materials may be obtained for specific cut locations in the field by allocating the overall average baled dry yield for the entire field to the specific cut locations in accordance with the cut yield at such locations. Information obtained from a position sensor and one or more crop volume sensors on the windrower or mower is later combined with information obtained from a weight sensor on the baler to arrive at a specific location dry yield report for the baled product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: AGCO Corporation
    Inventor: Stanley R. Clark
  • Patent number: 9033080
    Abstract: A debris passage for a cooling box of a work vehicle. Airflow is provided into the cooling box from the exterior environment. A plurality of heat exchangers transfer heat into the airflow. The debris passage is defined between opposing heat exchangers to permit debris to pass from the airflow to the exterior of the cooling box. In one embodiment, the debris passage is underneath an air mover and is substantially vertical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: ACO Corporation
    Inventors: Rex Schertz, Stanley R. Clark, Mark D. Walton
  • Patent number: 8966871
    Abstract: A windrower with a harvesting header with a crop cutting assembly for severing crop from the ground windrower has a header pitch sensor for measuring a fore/aft pitch angle and a hydraulic system. The hydraulic system moves the header between an operating height and a raised position, and also controls a fore/aft pitch angle. An electronics control module provides an output to activate solenoid valves in the hydraulic system to move the header between the operating height and the raised position and to select a desired pitch angle. When the header moves from the operating height to the raised position, the electronics control module operates the header hydraulic system to move the header to the zero-tilt condition, and upon lowering the header back the operating height, the electronics control module automatically returns the header to the selected pitch angle it was in at the start of the cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: AGCO Corporation
    Inventors: Brendon Nafziger, Stanley R. Clark
  • Patent number: 8695741
    Abstract: Overhead pushed airflow for a cooling system of a work vehicle. In one embodiment, a cooling includes an interior defined by upstream faces of heat exchangers. An air mover pushes ambient air downward through said cooling box from overhead of the work and across the heat exchangers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: AGCO Corporation
    Inventors: Rex Schertz, Stanley R. Clark, Mark D. Walton
  • Patent number: 8690171
    Abstract: A caster wheel assembly selectively providing steering assist includes a pivoting shaft coupled with a caster wheel with an engagement lug connected to the shaft in a fixed manner. A steering arm selectively engages the engagement lug to couple the steering arm and engagement lug so that pivoting motion of the steering arm is transferred to the engagement lug. A turn assist cylinder connects to an outward end of the steering arm and an engagement mechanism acting upon the steering arm for engaging the steering arm with the engagement lug. When engaged, the steering arm is coupled with the engagement lug such that the turn assist cylinder pivots the shaft and caster wheel. When disengaged, the steering arm is uncoupled with the engagement lug such that the shaft and caster wheel are free to pivot independent of the turn assist cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: AGCO Corporation
    Inventor: Stanley R. Clark
  • Patent number: 8601780
    Abstract: A harvesting header includes a header frame, a flexible cutterbar assembly mounted to the header frame, a plurality of laterally spaced apart support arms, and a draper assembly. The support arms are attached to and cooperatively support the cutterbar assembly and are pivotally coupled to the frame for swinging movement about a laterally extending axis. The draper assembly includes a side draper carried on multiple ones of the support arms so as to flex with the cutterbar assembly. The draper assembly includes rollers and a roller frame that operably interconnects the interior support arm and a respective one of the rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: AGCO Corporation
    Inventors: James R. Schmidt, Christopher T. Sauerwein, Randy Lohrentz, Bernard D. Regier, Stanley R. Clark, Alan R. Bergkamp
  • Patent number: 8590650
    Abstract: A cooling package assembly for a work vehicle. A plurality of heat exchangers cooperate with one another to define an interior of a cooling box. Single pass airflow is pushed across the heat exchangers. In one embodiment, the heat exchangers cooperate with one another to define a v-shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: AGCO Corporation
    Inventors: Rex Schertz, Stanley R. Clark, Mark D. Walton
  • Patent number: 8469386
    Abstract: A swivel drawbar hitch has a first cradle having a first pivot mechanism located ahead of a connection between a drawbar and the swivel drawbar hitch, the swivel drawbar hitch further including an elongated second cradle coupled to the first cradle and further having a second pivot mechanism, the first cradle pivotable about a horizontal axis of the swivel drawbar hitch, the elongated second cradle pivotable about a longitudinal axis of the swivel drawbar hitch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: AGCO Corporation
    Inventors: Stanley R. Clark, Dwight E. Nickel
  • Publication number: 20130152534
    Abstract: Dry yield for baled forage crop materials may be obtained for specific cut locations in the field by allocating the overall average baled dry yield for the entire field to the specific cut locations in accordance with the cut yield at such locations. Information obtained from a position sensor and one or more crop volume sensors on the windrower or mower is later combined with information obtained from a weight sensor on the baler to arrive at a specific location dry yield report for the baled product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: AGCO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Stanley R. Clark
  • Publication number: 20120274460
    Abstract: A field gauge includes an indicator for a present value and an indicator for a comparison value of an operating characteristic, such as field fuel efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: AGCO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Stanley R. Clark, Brendon Nafziger, Daniel Soldan
  • Publication number: 20120266582
    Abstract: A harvesting header includes a header frame, a cutterbar assembly mounted to the header frame, and a conveyor assembly supported behind the cutterbar assembly to receive crop severed by the cutterbar assembly. The conveyor assembly includes a pair of side conveyors and a fore-and-aft draper located between the side conveyors. The header further includes a central crop-conveying member that overhangs the rear margin of the fore-and-aft draper and a floor pan that at least partly defines a transition area. The floor pan presents a forwardmost edge adjacent to and rearward of the rear margin. The forwardmost edge is located above a lower run of the draper to direct severed crop materials from the upper run of the draper and to facilitate crop material flow through the transition area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: AGCO CORPORATION
    Inventors: JAMES R. SCHMIDT, CHRISTOPHER T. SAUERWEIN, RANDY LOHRENTZ, BERNARD D. REGIER, STANLEY R. CLARK, ALAN R. BERGKAMP
  • Publication number: 20120247712
    Abstract: A cooling package assembly for a work vehicle. A plurality of heat exchangers cooperate with one another to define an interior of a cooling box. Single pass airflow is pushed across the heat exchangers. In one embodiment, the heat exchangers cooperate with one another to define a v-shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: AGCO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rex Schertz, Stanley R. Clark, Mark D. Walton
  • Publication number: 20120247738
    Abstract: A debris passage for a cooling box of a work vehicle. Airflow is provided into the cooling box from the exterior environment. A plurality of heat exchangers transfer heat into the airflow. The debris passage is defined between opposing heat exchangers to permit debris to pass from the airflow to the exterior of the cooling box. In one embodiment, the debris passage is underneath an air mover and is substantially vertical.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: AGCO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rex Schertz, Stanley R. Clark, Mark D. Walton
  • Publication number: 20120247711
    Abstract: Overhead pushed airflow for a cooling system of a work vehicle. In one embodiment, a cooling includes an interior defined by upstream faces of heat exchangers. An air mover pushes ambient air downward through said cooling box from overhead of the work and across the heat exchangers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: AGCO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rex Schertz, Stanley R. Clark, Mark D. Walton
  • Publication number: 20120240421
    Abstract: A field productivity gauge includes an indicator for a present value and an indicator for a comparison value of an operating characteristic, such as field productivity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: AGCO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Stanley R. Clark
  • Patent number: 8230670
    Abstract: A harvesting header includes a header frame, a flexible cutterbar assembly, and a plurality of laterally spaced apart support arms that are attached to and cooperatively support the flexible cutterbar assembly. The header also includes a draper assembly with a side draper carried on multiple ones of the support arms so as to flex with the cutterbar assembly. The side draper includes an endless flexible draper belt presenting laterally endmost margins, with upper and lower crop-conveying runs extending between the margins. The header further includes pivoting structure mounted relative to the header frame at a rear pivot location so that the pivoting structure projects forwardly from the rear pivot location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: AGCO Corporation
    Inventors: James R. Schmidt, Christopher T. Sauerwein, Randy Lohrentz, Bernard D. Regier, Stanley R. Clark, Alan R. Bergkamp
  • Patent number: 8220234
    Abstract: The conditioning rolls of a crop harvester have intermeshing metal ribs arranged in a herringbone pattern, each rib comprising a pair of end-to-end segments that converge spirally from opposite ends of the roll to a centermost apex. Alternative embodiments provide a single pair of metal herringbone rolls, two pairs of metal herringbone rolls, or a front pair of metal herringbone rolls and a rear pair of compressible surface herringbone rolls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Inventors: Martin E. Pruitt, Dwight E. Nickel, Kurt Graber, Stanley R. Clark
  • Publication number: 20120174553
    Abstract: A header assembly supported on the front of a windrower includes a header configured to process crop material standing in a field and a lean bar as the leading element for contacting crop material and preparing the crop material for processing by the header. The lean bar is positioned forward of the header so that the lean bar is the forward-most element of the header assembly. The header assembly has a plurality of cutting elements arranged in a line transverse the header. A cutter bar shield door is positioned to an elevated position such that a forward most point of the cutter bar shield door is above a rearward most point of the cutter bar shield door. The forward most point of the cutter bar shield door lies on or behind a line drawn between the forward edge of the lean bar and a rotational center of the cutting elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: AGCO Corporation
    Inventors: Martin E. Pruitt, Stanley R. Clark
  • Publication number: 20120151892
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a swivel drawbar hitch comprising a first cradle having a first pivot mechanism located ahead of a connection between a drawbar and the swivel drawbar hitch, the swivel drawbar hitch further comprising an elongated second cradle coupled to the first cradle and further having a second pivot mechanism, the first cradle pivotable about a horizontal axis of the swivel drawbar hitch, the elongated second cradle pivotable about a longitudinal axis of the swivel drawbar hitch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: AGCO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Stanley R. Clark, Dwight E. Nickel
  • Publication number: 20120036819
    Abstract: A harvesting header having a flexible cutterbar assembly utilizes draper belts behind the cutterbar assembly to gently consolidate the severed crop materials and deliver them to a point of discharge and delivery, such as to the feederhouse of a combine harvester. One embodiment has draper assemblies and a central conveyor fixed relative to the flexible cutterbar assembly, while another has the draper assemblies and central conveyer flexible with the cutterbar assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Applicant: AGCO CORPORATION
    Inventors: James R. Schmidt, Christopher T. Sauerwein, Randy Lohrentz, Bernard D. Regier, Stanley R. Clark, Alan R. Bergkamp