US Patent No: 8,078,367 - Analytics, PDF, Full Text and PAIR Access

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Planter monitor system and method

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Abstract

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A planter monitor system and method that provides an operator with near real-time data concerning yield robbing events and the economic cost associated with such yield robbing events so as to motivate the operator to take prompt corrective action.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
PRECISION PLANTING LLCTREMONT, IL34

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Koch, Justin L Deer Creek, IL 19 64
Sauder, Gregg A Tremont, IL 41 160

Cited Art Landscape

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Micro-Trak Systems, Inc. (2)
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5,323,721 Planter monitor system 31 1992
 
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (1)
6,941,225 Method and apparatus for ultra precise GPS-based mapping of seeds or vegetation during planting 29 2003
 
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS COLLATERAL TRUSTEE (1)
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TOMOTOR CORPORATION, A CORP. OF OHIO (1)
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Ag-Chem Equipment Co., Inc. (1)
6,170,704 Machine and method for monitoring mobile product application 7 1999
 
FENDT FRANCE S.A. (1)
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DEERE & COMPANY (4)
5,025,951 Electronic seed rate system for a grain drill 24 1989
5,936,234 Seed planter monitoring system with optical sensors 12 1997
6,093,926 Method of counting seeds dispensed through seed tubes of an air seeding system 13 1998
6,941,208 Method of monitoring equipment of an agricultural machine 8 2004
 
RAVEN INDUSTRIES, INC. (1)
5,931,882 Combination grid recipe and depth control system 44 1997
 
AMERICAN VEHICULAR SCIENCES LLC (1)
7,082,359 Vehicular information and monitoring system and methods 79 2005
 
BATTELLE ENERGY ALLIANCE, LLC (1)
6,386,128 Methods and systems for seed planting management and control 14 2001
 
CNH AMERICA LLC (6)
5,956,255 Seed planter performance monitor 16 1997
6,024,035 Seed planting rate maintenance control with rate display 14 1997
6,070,538 Modular agricultural implement control system 44 1997
6,091,997 Enhanced statistical/status display 26 1997
6,039,141 Moving operator and display unit 78 1998
6,070,539 Variable rate agricultural product application implement with multiple inputs and feedback 63 1998
 
Martin, Howard D. (1)
7,360,494 Apparatus for planter depth monitoring 22 2006
 
ELECTRONIC DATA ACCESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
2005/0096,849 System and method for managing geospatially-enhanced agronomic data 19 2004
 
PRECISION PLANTING LLC (1)
7,086,269 Apparatus and method for testing seed singulation of a seed meter 14 2004
 
VANSCO ELECTRONICS LP (1)
5,969,340 Seed counting apparatus for a planter monitor 7 1997
 
CATERPILLAR INC. (1)
6,141,614 Computer-aided farming system and method 66 1998
 
MAGRI HOLLAND BV (1)
4,714,048 Liquid flow sensing device 10 1985
 
Dynavisions, Inc. (1)
5,621,666 Planter monitor 24 1995
 
BAKER, CHRISTOPHER JOHN (1)
6,701,857 Depth control device for planting implement 49 2003
 
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC. (1)
6,083,353 Handheld portable digital geographic data manager 121 1997
 
FLEET CREDIT CORPORATION, A CORP. OF RI (1)
4,369,895 Seed planter monitor 20 1980
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Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
KINZE MANUFACTURING, INC. (3)
8,935,986 Agricultural devices, systems, and methods for determining soil and seed characteristics and analyzing the same 0 2012
8,924,092 Down and/or up force adjustment system 0 2012
8,909,436 Remote adjustment of a row unit of an agricultural device 0 2012
 
CNH INDUSTRIAL CANADA, LTD. (3)
* 8,448,587 Row unit bounce monitoring system 1 2010
* 2014/0209,000 METERING OF PRODUCT IN AN AIR CART ON HILLY TERRAIN 0 2013
8,942,896 Seed meter control system 0 2013
 
PRECISION PLANTING LLC (5)
8,634,992 Dynamic supplemental downforce control system for planter row units 9 2011
* 8,386,137 Planter monitor system and method 9 2011
* 2012/0050,023 Planter Monitor System and Method 1 2011
* 8,738,243 Planter monitor system and method 0 2013
* 2013/0138,289 Planter Monitor System and Method 0 2013
 
RAVEN INDUSTRIES, INC. (2)
8,868,300 Multi-variable rate agricultural product application system, device and method 0 2010
* 2014/0277,959 MULTI-SEED PLANTER CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR THE SAME 0 2013
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