Patents by Inventor Stephen Michael Faivre

Stephen Michael Faivre 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: 20200334627
    Abstract: A product supply system includes a non-transitory computer-readable medium comprising instructions that when executed by a processor cause the processor to receive a first input indicative of a request to transfer a first product of the plurality of products to a first agricultural implement of the one or more of agricultural implements, to identify a first container of a plurality of containers that houses the first product, and to generate a first output that facilitates transfer of the first container to the first agricultural implement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Pinakin S. Desai, Peter Joseph Zerillo, Stephen Michael Faivre, Nathan Taylor, Kevin D. Monk, David W. Larson
  • Publication number: 20200317454
    Abstract: An agricultural system includes a carrier configured to transport an agricultural cart to a position proximate to or within an agricultural field. The carrier includes a rotatable base and is configured to receive the agricultural cart on the rotatable base in a docking position. The carrier is configured to move the agricultural cart from the docking position to an unloading position to unload agricultural product from within the agricultural cart to a storage bin via rotation of the rotatable base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Pinakin Desai, Stephen Michael FAIVRE
  • Publication number: 20200319632
    Abstract: An autonomous grain cart includes a width less than or equal to a distance from an end of the header of an agricultural vehicle to a lateral side of the agricultural vehicle, wherein the end and the lateral side are on a same longitudinal side of a lateral centerline of the agricultural vehicle, wherein the autonomous grain cart is configured to receive grain from the agricultural vehicle. The autonomous grain cart also includes a controller, comprising a processor and a memory. The autonomous grain cart further includes a drive system communicatively coupled to the controller, wherein the controller is configured to instruct the drive system to propel the autonomous grain cart. The autonomous grain cart also includes a steering system communicatively coupled to the controller, wherein the controller is configured to instruct the steering system to steer the autonomous grain cart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Pinakin S. DESAI, Peter Joseph ZERILLO, Stephen Michael FAIVRE, Nathan TAYLOR, Kevin David MONK, David W. LARSON
  • Publication number: 20200319655
    Abstract: A method for continuously conveying agricultural product from an agricultural vehicle to an agricultural product storage tank includes receiving a signal at an autonomous grain cart indicating that another autonomous grain cart is moving to the agricultural product storage tank from the agricultural vehicle. The method also includes determining an expected location of the agricultural vehicle based on a harvesting map for the agricultural vehicle. The method further includes determining a route to the expected location of the agricultural vehicle based on the expected location of the agricultural vehicle and the location of the autonomous grain cart. The method also includes controlling the autonomous grain cart based on the route to the expected location of the agricultural vehicle after the signal indicating that the other autonomous grain cart is moving to the agricultural product storage tank from the agricultural vehicle is received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Pinakin S. DESAI, Peter Joseph ZERILLO, Stephen Michael FAIVRE, Nathan TAYLOR, Kevin David MONK, David W. LARSON
  • Publication number: 20200315097
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an autonomous cart is provided. The method includes determining a mission type for the autonomous cart and determining a power system for powering the autonomous cart based on the mission type. The method further includes determining a drive system suitable for converting a power delivered by the power system into motive power suitable for moving the autonomous cart based on the power system and the mission type. The method further includes installing the power system onto a chassis of the autonomous cart and installing the drive system onto the chassis of the autonomous cart, wherein the autonomous cart comprises a control system configured to drive the autonomous cart autonomously via the power system and the drive system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Pinakin S. Desai, Peter Josesph Zerillo, Stephen Michael Faivre, Nathan Taylor, Kevin David Monk, David W. Larson
  • Patent number: 8706362
    Abstract: The different illustrative embodiments provide a method for processing biological material. Biological material is monitored for in a field. The biological material is retrieved from the field to form retrieved biological material in response to detecting the biological material in the field. A conversion system converts the retrieved biological material into energy. A portion of the energy is directed to a remote location. The conversion system moves in the field during at least one of the monitoring, the retrieving, and the converting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Noel Wayne Anderson, Stephen Michael Faivre
  • Publication number: 20120101921
    Abstract: The different illustrative embodiments provide a method for processing biological material. Biological material is monitored for in a field. The biological material is retrieved from the field to form retrieved biological material in response to detecting the biological material in the field. A conversion system converts the retrieved biological material into energy. A portion of the energy is directed to a remote location. The conversion system moves in the field during at least one of the monitoring, the retrieving, and the converting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Inventors: Noel Wayne Anderson, Stephen Michael Faivre
  • Patent number: 7761334
    Abstract: Crop information related to a particular crop is collected and stored in data storage during the performance of an agricultural operation. A harvested particular crop is segregated from all other genetically distinct crops by storing the particular harvested crops in one or more segregated storage volumes for storing the particular crop. Each segregated storage volume has a corresponding storage identifier. An electronically accessible data profile, associated with the particular crop, is provided or made available to a user. The data profile includes the collected crop information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Terence Daniel Pickett, Frederick William Nelson, Stephen Michael Faivre, Andy Dwayne Beck, Georg Larscheid, Mark Steven Sommer, Thomas Kent Wagner
  • Patent number: 7725233
    Abstract: A method for dividing a field into zones with similar crop attributes and developing a mission plan for steering the harvester to selectively harvest crops based on one or more of the attributes. The attributes include protein level, starch level, oil level, sugar content, moisture level, digestible nutrient level, or any other crop characteristic of interest. The method can be applied to selectively harvest and/or segregate according to attribute any crop, including grains such as wheat, corn, or beans, fruits such as grapes, and forage crops. Directed crop sampling provides absolute value and variance information for segregated batches of harvested crop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Larry Lee Hendrickson, Terence Daniel Pickett, Stephen Michael Faivre
  • Publication number: 20080140431
    Abstract: A method of performing an agricultural work operation includes the steps of: creating a prescription for a work operation in a geographic area; determining an estimated state for the geographic area; collecting real time data corresponding to an actual state for the geographic area; comparing the estimated state with the actual state; modifying the prescription, if the actual state varies from the estimated state by a threshold amount; and executing the work operation in the geographic area using the prescription.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2006
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Inventors: Noel Wayne Anderson, Mark William Stelford, Stephen Michael Faivre
  • Patent number: 7357611
    Abstract: A bulkhead suited for constraining a bulk material within a shipping container. The bulkhead is foldable about a hinge feature, providing for easy manipulation and installation of the bulkhead within the shipping container. The bulkhead is suitable for construction with corrugated cardboard made from materials such as paper or plastic. The bulkhead optionally includes additional features such as a ripcord enabling quick and easy bulk material unloading, and an RFID tag enabling electronic identification and tracking of bulk material contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Stephen Michael Faivre, Richard Wayne Hook
  • Publication number: 20080046130
    Abstract: An agricultural automation system for use in an agricultural area includes an implement caddy carrying a plurality of implements, an elongate transport structure, and a field robot movable along the elongate transport structure. The field robot includes an arm movable in at least one direction different from the movement along the elongate transport structure. The field robot interfaces with the implement caddy for coupling the arm with at least one selected implement, such as a tool or sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2006
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Inventors: Stephen Michael Faivre, Noel Wayne Anderson, Mark William Stelford
  • Patent number: 7313478
    Abstract: A method for determining field readiness using moisture modeling of a plurality of fields in a region of interest includes (a) generating a detailed set of moisture factors covering a plurality of scenarios for each field element of the plurality of field elements for a particular field; (b) repeating act (a) for each field of the region of interest; (c) generating a general set of moisture factors for a particular field of the plurality of fields to be applied to each field element of the plurality of field elements in the particular field; (d) repeating act (c) for each field of the plurality of fields in the region of interest; and (e) estimating soil moisture for each field element in the region of interest based on the detailed set of moisture factors and the general set of moisture factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Noel Wayne Anderson, Mark William Stelford, Stephen Michael Faivre
  • Publication number: 20070288167
    Abstract: A method for determining field readiness using moisture modeling of a plurality of fields in a region of interest includes (a) generating a detailed set of moisture factors covering a plurality of scenarios for each field element of the plurality of field elements for a particular field; (b) repeating act (a) for each field of the region of interest; (c) generating a general set of moisture factors for a particular field of the plurality of fields to be applied to each field element of the plurality of field elements in the particular field; (d) repeating act (c) for each field of the plurality of fields in the region of interest; and (e) estimating soil moisture for each field element in the region of interest based on the detailed set of moisture factors and the general set of moisture factors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2006
    Publication date: December 13, 2007
    Inventors: Noel Wayne Anderson, Mark William Stelford, Stephen Michael Faivre
  • Patent number: 7257503
    Abstract: A method for recalibrating a material attribute monitor for a mobile vehicle includes accumulating an aggregate amount of material from a plurality of material transfers; accumulating a plurality of material attribute data sets via a series of data transfers from at least one vehicle to another vehicle, wherein each material attribute data set of the plurality of material attribute data sets is associated with a corresponding material transfer of the plurality of material transfers; measuring aggregate material attributes of the aggregate amount of material; and generating material attribute calibration data from the accumulated plurality of material attribute data sets and the measured aggregate material attributes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Noel Wayne Anderson, Mark William Stelford, Stephen Michael Faivre
  • Patent number: 7167800
    Abstract: Presented herein is a method for predicting suitability for performing a remote sensing operation over a particular field. The method includes the step of accessing predicted operation variables at points within the field. These operation variables may include values for weather, crop, and soil conditions. Based on operation suitability parameters selected for each variable, the method predicts remote sensing operation suitability for different points in time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2007
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Stephen Michael Faivre, Mark William Stelford
  • Patent number: 6963881
    Abstract: A method and system of tracing an agricultural product relates to recording of at least one of planting information, growing information, harvesting information, chemical information, and weather information (e.g., electronically recorded) concerning a crop to form a data profile for a corresponding crop. Once harvested, the crop is segregated from intermixing with other harvested crops by placing the crop in one or more containers, each having a corresponding identifier. The data profile is associated with the container profile for later referencing of the data profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2005
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Terence Daniel Pickett, Frederick William Nelson, Stephen Michael Faivre, Andy Dwayne Beck, Georg Larscheid, Mark Steven Sommer, Thomas Kent Wagner
  • Patent number: 6691135
    Abstract: At least one of pre-planting information, planting information, growing information, harvesting information, chemical information, weather information, adjacent crop information, processing information, manufacturing information and retail information is stored in data storage. The stored information is arranged to provide a data profile associated with a particular crop for a defined geographic area. A storage identifier is associated with the arranged data profile for the particular crop. The storage identifier identifies at least one of a container and segregated storage bin for holding a particular crop for a tracked (e.g., an assigned) time duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Terence Daniel Pickett, Frederick William Nelson, Stephen Michael Faivre, Andy Dwayne Beck, Thomas Kent Wagner, Georg Larscheid, Mark Steven Sommer
  • Patent number: 6671698
    Abstract: A method and system of tracing an agricultural product relates to recording of at least one of planting information, growing information, harvesting information, chemical information, and weather information (e.g., electronically recorded) concerning a crop to form a data profile for a corresponding crop. Once harvested, the crop is segregated from intermixing with other harvested crops by placing the crop in one or more containers, each having a corresponding identifier. The data profile is associated with the container profile for later referencing of the data profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2003
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Terence Daniel Pickett, Frederick William Nelson, Stephen Michael Faivre, Andy Dwayne Beck, Georg Larscheid, Mark Steven Sommer, Thomas Kent Wagner
  • Publication number: 20030182260
    Abstract: At least one of pre-planting information, planting information, growing information, harvesting information, chemical information, weather information, adjacent crop information, processing information, manufacturing information and retail information is stored in data storage. The stored information is arranged to provide a data profile associated with a particular crop for a defined geographic area. A storage identifier is associated with the arranged data profile for the particular crop. The storage identifier identifies at least one of a container and segregated storage bin for holding a particular crop for a tracked (e.g., an assigned) time duration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2002
    Publication date: September 25, 2003
    Inventors: Terence Daniel Pickett, Frederick William Nelson, Stephen Michael Faivre, Andy Dwayne Beck, Georg Larscheid, Mark Steven Sommer, Thomas Kent Wagner