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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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, IL50

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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 26 318

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Micro-Trak Systems, Inc. (2)
5,260,875 Networked agricultural monitoring and control system 87 1991
5,323,721 Planter monitor system 36 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 33 2003
 
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (1)
4,803,626 Universal controller for material distribution device 70 1987
 
TOMOTOR CORPORATION, A CORP. OF OHIO (1)
4,521,885 Diagnostic display apparatus 40 1983
 
Ag-Chem Equipment Co., Inc. (1)
6,170,704 Machine and method for monitoring mobile product application 7 1999
 
FENDT FRANCE S.A. (1)
4,747,301 Vehicle performance monitoring apparatus 21 1986
 
DEERE & COMPANY (4)
5,025,951 Electronic seed rate system for a grain drill 25 1989
5,936,234 Seed planter monitoring system with optical sensors 15 1997
6,093,926 Method of counting seeds dispensed through seed tubes of an air seeding system 19 1998
6,941,208 Method of monitoring equipment of an agricultural machine 10 2004
 
RAVEN INDUSTRIES, INC. (1)
5,931,882 Combination grid recipe and depth control system 51 1997
 
AMERICAN VEHICULAR SCIENCES LLC (1)
7,082,359 Vehicular information and monitoring system and methods 115 2005
 
BATTELLE ENERGY ALLIANCE, LLC (1)
6,386,128 Methods and systems for seed planting management and control 21 2001
 
CNH AMERICA LLC (6)
5,956,255 Seed planter performance monitor 17 1997
6,024,035 Seed planting rate maintenance control with rate display 14 1997
6,070,538 Modular agricultural implement control system 51 1997
6,091,997 Enhanced statistical/status display 29 1997
6,039,141 Moving operator and display unit 83 1998
6,070,539 Variable rate agricultural product application implement with multiple inputs and feedback 82 1998
 
Martin, Howard D. (1)
7,360,494 Apparatus for planter depth monitoring 43 2006
 
ELECTRONIC DATA ACCESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
2005/0096,849 System and method for managing geospatially-enhanced agronomic data 26 2004
 
PRECISION PLANTING LLC (1)
7,086,269 Apparatus and method for testing seed singulation of a seed meter 17 2004
 
VANSCO ELECTRONICS LP (1)
5,969,340 Seed counting apparatus for a planter monitor 9 1997
 
CATERPILLAR INC. (1)
6,141,614 Computer-aided farming system and method 82 1998
 
MAGRI HOLLAND B.V. (1)
4,714,048 Liquid flow sensing device 11 1985
 
Dynavisions, Inc. (1)
5,621,666 Planter monitor 25 1995
 
BAKER, CHRISTOPHER JOHN (1)
6,701,857 Depth control device for planting implement 78 2003
 
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC. (1)
6,083,353 Handheld portable digital geographic data manager 143 1997
 
FLEET CREDIT CORPORATION, A CORP. OF RI (1)
4,369,895 Seed planter monitor 22 1980
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Patent Citation Ranking

Forward Cite Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
AGCO CORPORATION (1)
* 2012/0240,421 Field Productivity Gauge 1 2011
 
PRECISION PLANTING, INC. (2)
* 9,338,937 Load sensing pin 0 2013
* 2014/0034,339 LOAD SENSING PIN 29 2013
 
CLAAS SELBSTFAHRENDE ERNTEMASCHINEN GMBH (1)
* 2014/0053,094 Electronic control and display unit 4 2013
 
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 1 2012
8,909,436 Remote adjustment of a row unit of an agricultural device 1 2012
 
CNH INDUSTRIAL CANADA, LTD. (4)
* 8,448,587 Row unit bounce monitoring system 2 2010
* 2014/0196,919 System And Method Of Tractor Control Based On Agricultural Implement Performance 0 2013
* 2014/0209,000 METERING OF PRODUCT IN AN AIR CART ON HILLY TERRAIN 0 2013
8,942,896 Seed meter control system 1 2013
 
PRECISION PLANTING LLC (8)
8,634,992 Dynamic supplemental downforce control system for planter row units 27 2011
* 8,386,137 Planter monitor system and method 27 2011
* 2012/0050,023 Planter Monitor System and Method 6 2011
9,288,937 Apparatus, systems and methods for row unit downforce control 0 2012
* 8,738,243 Planter monitor system and method 1 2013
* 2013/0138,289 Planter Monitor System and Method 0 2013
9,144,189 Integrated implement downforce control systems, methods, and apparatus 0 2013
* 2014/0191,857 PLANTER MONITOR SYSTEM AND METHOD 0 2014
 
DEERE & COMPANY (4)
9,066,465 Soil compaction reduction system and method 0 2013
* 9,179,595 Assembly and method for the precision drilling of seed grains 0 2013
9,282,693 Data encoding with planting attributes 0 2013
9,320,196 Stripper plate adjustment 0 2014
 
RAVEN INDUSTRIES, INC. (4)
8,868,300 Multi-variable rate agricultural product application system, device and method 1 2010
* 2011/0054,743 MULTI-VARIABLE RATE AGRICULTURAL PRODUCT APPLICATION SYSTEM, DEVICE AND METHOD 3 2010
9,113,591 Implement for adjustably metering an agricultural field input according to different frame sections 0 2013
* 2014/0277,959 MULTI-SEED PLANTER CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR THE SAME 1 2013
 
Precision Plating LLC (1)
* 9,481,294 Planter monitor system and method 0 2014
* Cited By Examiner

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