Crop feed draper for a header

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6817166
APP PUB NO 20040148919A1
SERIAL NO

10617889

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Abstract

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A draper header includes two side drapers each running from an outer end guide roller at a first end of the header to an inner end guide roller adjacent the discharge location of the header and a central feed draper located at the discharge location and including a front guide roller just behind the cutter bar and running to a rear guide roller in front of the feeder house of the combine harvester. An auger is located between the discharge rollers with a front edge of the flight forward of the rear end of the discharge rollers to feed the material inwardly and underneath the auger to the inlet of the feeder house. The feed draper carries cleats which are angled to the rollers in two sections converging to a central leading apex to reduce forces on the cleat as they pass over the front guide roller which is of reduced diameter to fit within a small space adjacent the cutter bar. The connection at the ends of the draper canvas is also angled to the rollers so as to be parallel to the cleats and includes separate connectors having a convex shape.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
MACDON INDUSTRIES LTD.WINNIPEG MANITOBA124

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Dunn, James Thomas Manitoba, CA 14 241

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
MACDON INDUSTRIES LTD. (4)
5005343 Header for a combine harvesting machine 45 1989
4956966 Header for a combine harvesting machine 45 1990
* RE35543 Header for a combine harvesting machine 44 1993
* 6675568 Multi-section header with flexible crop cutting knife 72 2002
 
Hay & Forage Industries (2)
* 4429517 Harvesting header with adjustable draper for left, right or center delivery 45 1981
* 4938010 Harvesting header having adjustable width, draper belt discharge opening 29 1988
 
HONEY BEE MANUFACTURING LTD. (1)
5464371 Feeder adapter for mounting a combine header to a feeder housing of a combine 58 1994
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Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
AGCO CORPORATION (22)
* 2007/0193,243 Combine Harvester Draper Header Having Flexible Cutterbar 54 2007
7921627 Interlocking belt guards for a draper header 5 2008
7886511 Draper head with flexible cutterbar having rigid center section 6 2008
* 2009/0094,957 Combine Harvester Draper Header Having Flexible Cutterbar 18 2008
* 7802417 Combine harvester draper header central auger transition floor pan 10 2009
* 2009/0249,760 COMBINE HARVESTER DRAPER HEADER HAVING FLEXIBLE CUTTERBAR 1 2009
7913481 Adjustable cutterbar travel range for a flexible cutterbar header 3 2009
7827773 Center crop deflector for draper header 6 2009
7874132 Header height control system with multiple potentiometer input 1 2009
7886512 Draper belt interlocking guards 7 2009
7877976 Spring flotation for center deck of draper header 9 2009
7827775 Flexible draper and cutter bar having shiftable crop divider with deflector 4 2009
7836671 Flexible draper and cutter bar with tilt arm for cutterbar drive 7 2009
7937920 Combine harvester draper header having flexible cutterbar 11 2009
8205421 Belt guard crop dam for flexible draper header 10 2010
7958711 Crop deflector for ends of draper belt of flexible draper header 9 2010
8479483 Flexible draper head providing reduced crop residue accumulation 1 2011
* 8534037 Flexible cutterbar stop structure for draper header 0 2012
* 2012/0151,893 FLEXIBLE CUTTERBAR STOP STRUCTURE FOR DRAPER HEADER 0 2012
* 8438824 Combine harvester draper header with floor pan rearward of central draper 1 2012
* 8857140 Flexible cutterbar stop structure for draper header 0 2013
* 9198348 Flexible draper header with feeder house adapter and center deck 0 2014
 
CLAAS SELBSTFAHRENDE ERNTEMASCHINEN GMBH (7)
* 2008/0276,591 Draper belt rib apparatus and method 2 2007
7614206 Winged header apparatus and method for a combine 13 2007
7587885 Central auger crop feed system for a harvester 9 2007
* 2008/0295,474 CENTRAL AUGER CROP FEED SYSTEM FOR A HARVESTER 7 2007
* 2008/0295,473 WINGED HEADER APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR A COMBINE 12 2007
* 2008/0296,131 COMBINE HEADER BELT TENSIONING APPARATUS AND METHOD 1 2007
7448491 Combine header belt tensioning apparatus and method 7 2007
 
MACDON INDUSTRIES LTD. (3)
7444798 Crop feed arrangement for the header of a combine harvester 23 2006
* 2008/0022,646 Crop feed arrangement for the header of a combine harvester 3 2006
* 2009/0107,099 CROP FEED ARRANGEMENT FOR THE HEADER OF A COMBINE HARVESTER 1 2008
 
HONEY BEE MANUFACTURING LTD. (5)
9635810 Draper seal for crop harvesting header 0 2013
9807935 Harvesting cam reel with convertible transport mode 0 2014
9750189 Crop flow assisting device for harvesting header 0 2014
9526209 Reel system with sun and planetary gear drive 2 2015
9706708 Controlling a positioning system for an agricultural implement 0 2015
 
DEERE & COMPANY (10)
* 7281365 Crop gathering device with conveyor belt assembly 4 2004
* 2005/0022,491 Crop gathering device with conveyor belt assembly 2 2004
* 2007/0251,202 Dual belt drive for an agricultural header 21 2006
* 2008/0098,705 Combine header with feed drum 20 2006
* 7650736 Center conveyor front coupler for a draper cutting platform 7 2008
* 2010/0011,729 CENTER CONVEYOR FRONT COUPLER FOR A DRAPER CUTTING PLATFORM 2 2008
* 2009/0084,080 FLEXIBLE CUTTING PLATFORM TO FOLLOW GROUND CONTOUR IN AN AGRICULTURAL HARVESTING MACHINE 18 2008
* 2011/0094,201 Center Draper Belt With Crop Conveying Features 3 2009
8555607 Integrated draper belt support and skid shoe in an agricultural harvesting machine 2 2012
8776487 Integrated draper belt support and skid shoe in an agricultural harvesting machine 1 2013
 
BLUE LEAF I.P., INC. (1)
9320198 System and method for controlling a draper header during and after a deslugging or clean out operation 0 2012
* Cited By Examiner