Seed metering means

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 4450979
SERIAL NO

06424835

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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 OwnerAddressTotal Patents
AGCO CORPORATIONDULUTH, GA357

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Deckler, Harry C South Bend, IN 15 397

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VÄDERSTAD HOLDING AB (1)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
* 4924786 Seed dispenser with dual-faced seed plate 26 1989
* 6626120 Precision air planter for plot planting 4 2001
 
AGCO CORPORATION (2)
* 5379706 Seed distribution system for planters and drills 54 1993
* 5406897 Planter with narrow row spacing capability 10 1993
 
CNH INDUSTRIAL AMERICA LLC (1)
* 5799598 Apparatus for sealing a vacuum chamber of a seed metering apparatus 10 1996
 
SHOUP MANUFACTURING CO., INC. (1)
6843186 Narrow row spacing planter 6 2003
 
KINZE MANUFACTURING, INC. (1)
* 5058766 Seed meter for row crop planter unit 46 1990
 
DEERE & COMPANY (7)
* 4664290 Method and apparatus for precise positioning of a seed disk in a seed meter 32 1985
* 5170909 Vacuum seed meter 101 1986
* 5549060 Mechanical seed meter 17 1995
* 5720233 Mechanical seed meter 26 1996
* 5784985 Mechanical seed meter 29 1997
* 6273010 Singulating brush assembly 13 2000
9332688 Seed-double eliminator for a planting unit 0 2014
 
Vaderstad-Verken AB (1)
8336471 Arrangement of a seed metering device on an agricultural machine 6 2009
 
HPFM Drill Company, LLC (2)
8720352 Apparatus for hill plot farming of cereal grain crops 1 2011
* 2011/0192,330 Apparatus for hill plot farming of cereal grain crops 1 2011
 
BLUE LEAF I.P., INC. (14)
* 5848571 Seed singulator assembly for a seed metering mechanism 15 1996
* 5842428 Vacuum seed metering apparatus having housing openings 16 1996
* 5839378 Agitator assembly for a seed metering mechanism 2 1996
* 5765720 Baffle assembly for a seed metering mechanism 4 1996
* 5740747 Vacuum seed metering assembly 16 1996
* 6109193 Seed planter apparatus and method 38 1998
* 6044779 Multiple drop seed disc 11 1998
6401638 Seed planter apparatus and method 22 2000
6374759 Seed planter apparatus and method 4 2000
6325005 Seed planter apparatus and method 8 2000
6564730 Seed planter apparatus and method 14 2001
6776108 Seed planter apparatus and method 11 2003
6739272 Seed planter apparatus and method 4 2003
* 2003/0154,892 Seed planter apparatus and method 1 2003
 
STOCKO FASTENERS GMBH (1)
* 6276564 Sorting magazine for the supply of loose small parts 7 2000
 
HORSCH MASCHINEN GMBH (2)
* 9596802 Distribution unit for granular commodity, in particular a sowing unit 0 2013
* 2015/0163,991 DISTRIBUTION UNIT FOR GRANULAR COMMODITY, IN PARTICULAR A SOWING UNIT 1 2013
 
KUHN S.A. (2)
* 9491900 Distribution box for single-seed seed drill with open grooves and seed drill using such a box 0 2013
* 2015/0163,990 DISTRIBUTION BOX FOR SINGLE-SEED SEED DRILL WITH OPEN GROOVES AND SEED DRILL USING SUCH A BOX 4 2013
 
Seed Research Equipment Solutions, LLC (1)
* 6615754 Vacuum seed planter for test plots and method of use 10 2001
 
PRECISION PLANTING LLC (10)
6516733 Vacuum seed meter and dispensing apparatus 55 2001
6748885 Vacuum seed meter and dispensing apparatus 16 2003
7086269 Apparatus and method for testing seed singulation of a seed meter 20 2004
* 2006/0011,647 Apparatus and method for testing seed singulation of a seed meter 2 2004
7162963 Adjustable singulating brush assembly and method of singulating seeds 4 2004
* 2006/0032,421 Adjustable singulating brush assembly and method of singulating seeds 5 2004
7549383 Planter meter suspension system and method of improving seed spacing 0 2006
* 2006/0213,407 PLANTER METER SUSPENSION SYSTEM AND METHOD OF IMPROVING SEED SPACING 7 2006
* 9265191 Seed disc with seed aperture path having interspersed agitation cavities 2 2013
* 2013/0192,504 Seed Meter 7 2013
 
MITSUI HIGH-TEC, INC. (1)
* 6325571 Particulate object conveying apparatus 1 2000
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