Gauge And Cutter Relatively Adjustable Responsive To Height And/or Size Of Plant Patents (Class 56/121.46)
  • Patent number: 11793111
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for detecting crop field parameters with a header of a harvester. The header includes a reel configured to draw crop from a crop field toward the header as the harvester moves through the crop field and at least one distance sensor mounted to the reel. Data is received from the at least one distance sensor mounted on the reel, processed, and used to detect crop field parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Jethro Martin, Cory Douglas Hunt
  • Patent number: 10299434
    Abstract: A float arm support system may include a float arm supporting an active member, the float arm being pivotable about a first axis, a skid shoe to bear against and follow local ground contours of the underlying terrain while supporting the active member of the float arm above the underlying terrain and a powered actuator. The skid shoe may be coupled to the float arm between the first axis and the active member. The powered actuator may be operably coupled to the skid shoe to vertically move the skid shoe to adjust a spacing at which the skid shoe supports the active member of the float arm relative to the underlying terrain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Bryan R. Yanke, Duane M. Bomleny, Benjamin M. Lovett, Michael L. Vandeven, Eric D. Taflinger
  • Patent number: 7496440
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for changing one or several dimensions of a load space in a working machine, when the dimensions are width, height or length. In the method the weight of the load in the load space is determined or the weight of the load in a full load space is predicted on the basis of said determination and the current value of the dimension; a new value is calculated for the dimension by means of which it is possible to reach a set maximum quantity for the part of the weight of the load; and the dimension of the load space is adjusted either gradually or at once to a position according to the new value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Assignee: John Deere Forestry Oy
    Inventors: Arto Huhmarkangas, Henry Palonen, Matti Lamminen