US Patent No: 7,310,929

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Windrow merging apparatus

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A windrow merger has a frame supporting first, second and third pickup assemblies, with the two outside pickup assemblies foldable between an extended use position and a retracted travel position. Each of the pickup assemblies includes a reversible conveyor providing multiple windrow merging configurations. The pickup assemblies are interchangeable and aligned to define an unobstructed pickup face.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
OXBO INTERNATIONAL CORPORATIONBYRON, NY37

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Dow, Paul W Byron, NY 28 169
Dow, Steven S Byron, NY 25 135
Woodruff, Mark M Bergen, NY 8 33

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
KUHN S.A. (3)
5,111,636 Haymaking machine having multiple rotors 16 1991
2006/0248,870 Machine for gathering products such as grass 14 2004
2006/0254,244 Agricultural machine for swathing products lying on the ground 9 2006
 
BLUE LEAF I.P., INC. (2)
4,738,092 Windrow inverter and shifter 29 1987
4,793,129 Inversion chute for windrow turner 16 1987
 
DEERE & COMPANY (2)
* 6,401,440 Self-propelled mowing vehicle and conveyor arrangement for combining swaths of cut crop 13 2000
* 6,658,828 Mowing implement including mowing units connected to carrier frame exclusive of windrowing device 10 2000
 
HONEY BEE MANUFACTURING LTD. (2)
* 4,658,572 Tractor mounted swather 14 1985
* 4,768,334 Tractor mounted swather 12 1987
 
Gehl Company (1)
4,910,951 Windrow merger 24 1988
 
HAY & FORAGE INDUSTRIES, A KANSAS GENERAL PARTNERSHIP (1)
* 5,964,077 Dual accumulator hydraulic flotation system for crop harvester 27 1997
 
OXBO INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (1)
6,205,757 Windrow merging machine and method of merging windrows 18 1999
 
Parham Industries, Inc. (1)
5,507,139 Crop aerator having a pivoted header frame 19 1995
 
PEIRCE WELDING & FABRICATING, INC. (1)
* 5,203,154 Hay rake and merger 38 1991
 
SAME DEUTZ-FAHR S.P.A. (1)
* 5,911,625 Self-propelled agricultural harvester 18 1997
 
VERMEER MANUFACTURING COMPANY (1)
* 5,893,262 Material aerating and mixing machine 12 1997
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
* 4,487,004 Combine harvester apparatus 29 1983
5,155,986 Folding hay raking and windrowing apparatus 32 1991
5,177,944 Harvesting crop from parallel windrows 17 1991
* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
OXBO INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (5)
8,091,331 Windrow merger 6 2009
* 8,166,739 Windrow merging apparatus 1 2010
8,511,052 Windrow merger 1 2010
8,186,138 Windrow merger 2 2010
8,863,488 Windrow merging apparatus 0 2012
 
BLUE LEAF I.P., INC. (3)
* 7,624,561 Windrow merger lift mechanism 2 2007
* 7,526,908 Windrow merger lift assist bar 1 2007
7,877,975 Windrow merger lift mechanism 0 2009
 
CNH AMERICA LLC (2)
8,342,255 Steerable agricultural implement with equalized steering effort 0 2009
8,640,785 Fluid control system for steerable agricultural implement 0 2010
 
KUHN S.A. (2)
* 7,628,004 Machine for gathering products such as grass 3 2004
* 7,673,439 Agricultural machine for swathing products lying on the ground 2 2006
 
H & S MANUFACTURING CO., INC. (1)
8,863,489 Tine drive cam for windrow merger 0 2011
 
KHS GMBH (1)
8,905,226 Container handling arrangement with adjustable handling structures for handling different containers and groups of containers, and a method of adjusting adjustable handling structures for handling different containers and groups of containers 0 2010
 
KUHN NORTH AMERICA, INC. (1)
8,402,730 Multi-axis floating merger suspension 0 2009
 
MARLOO EQUIPMENT, LLC (1)
* 8,769,916 Farm implement for harvesting and mowing that is relesably couplable to and powered by a tractor 0 2012
* Cited By Examiner

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