US Patent No: 4,450,979

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Seed metering means

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Disclosed are improvements in seed metering apparatus for seed planters such as disclosed in applicant's U.S. Pat. Nos. 3,888,387 and 3,999,690. The improvements relate to improved seed pick-up, retention, and release; to a non-wear pneumatic seal between rotating seed disc and housing; and a seed gate.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
AGCO CORPORATIONDULUTH, GA374

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Deckler, Harry C Granger, IN 17 316

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CNH AMERICA LLC (14)
5,848,571 Seed singulator assembly for a seed metering mechanism 7 1996
5,842,428 Vacuum seed metering apparatus having housing openings 6 1996
5,839,378 Agitator assembly for a seed metering mechanism 1 1996
5,799,598 Apparatus for sealing a vacuum chamber of a seed metering apparatus 9 1996
5,765,720 Baffle assembly for a seed metering mechanism 4 1996
5,740,747 Vacuum seed metering assembly 12 1996
6,109,193 Seed planter apparatus and method 33 1998
6,044,779 Multiple drop seed disc 11 1998
6,401,638 Seed planter apparatus and method 14 2000
6,374,759 Seed planter apparatus and method 4 2000
6,325,005 Seed planter apparatus and method 7 2000
6,564,730 Seed planter apparatus and method 7 2001
6,776,108 Seed planter apparatus and method 5 2003
6,739,272 Seed planter apparatus and method 4 2003
 
DEERE & COMPANY (6)
4,664,290 Method and apparatus for precise positioning of a seed disk in a seed meter 30 1985
5,170,909 Vacuum seed meter 75 1986
5,549,060 Mechanical seed meter 14 1995
5,720,233 Mechanical seed meter 24 1996
5,784,985 Mechanical seed meter 25 1997
6,273,010 Singulating brush assembly 6 2000
 
PRECISION PLANTING LLC (5)
6,516,733 Vacuum seed meter and dispensing apparatus 31 2001
6,748,885 Vacuum seed meter and dispensing apparatus 7 2003
7,086,269 Apparatus and method for testing seed singulation of a seed meter 13 2004
7,162,963 Adjustable singulating brush assembly and method of singulating seeds 1 2004
7,549,383 Planter meter suspension system and method of improving seed spacing 0 2006
 
AGCO CORPORATION (2)
5,379,706 Seed distribution system for planters and drills 44 1993
5,406,897 Planter with narrow row spacing capability 9 1993
 
HPFM Drill Company, LLC (1)
8,720,352 Apparatus for hill plot farming of cereal grain crops 0 2011
 
KINZE MANUFACTURING, INC. (1)
5,058,766 Seed meter for row crop planter unit 44 1990
 
MITSUI HIGH-TEC, INC. (1)
6,325,571 Particulate object conveying apparatus 1 2000
 
SEED RESEARCH EQUIPMENT SOLUTIONS, LLC (1)
6,615,754 Vacuum seed planter for test plots and method of use 6 2001
 
SHOUP MANUFACTURING CO., INC. (1)
6,843,186 Narrow row spacing planter 1 2003
 
STOCKO FASTENERS GMBH (1)
6,276,564 Sorting magazine for the supply of loose small parts 3 2000
 
VADERSTAD-VERKEN AB (1)
8,336,471 Arrangement of a seed metering device on an agricultural machine 0 2009
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
4,924,786 Seed dispenser with dual-faced seed plate 23 1989
6,626,120 Precision air planter for plot planting 2 2001