Planter monitor system and method

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO

8078367

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20100010667A1

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12522252

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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, IL51

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Koch, Justin L Deer Creek, US 16 172
Sauder, Gregg A Tremont, US 27 323

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PRECISION PLANTING LLC (1)
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Patent Citation Ranking

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AGCO CORPORATION (1)
* 2012/0240,421 Field Productivity Gauge 1 2011
 
PRECISION PLANTING, INC. (2)
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* 2014/0034,339 LOAD SENSING PIN 29 2013
 
CLAAS SELBSTFAHRENDE ERNTEMASCHINEN GMBH (1)
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Kinze Manufacturing, Inc. (3)
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CNH INDUSTRIAL CANADA, LTD. (4)
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PRECISION PLANTING LLC (8)
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Precision Plating LLC (1)
* 9481294 Planter monitor system and method 0 2014
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