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, IL31

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Koch, Justin L Deer Creek, IL 18 45
Sauder, Gregg A Tremont, IL 40 141

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PRECISION PLANTING LLC (3)
8,634,992 Dynamic supplemental downforce control system for planter row units 5 2011
8,386,137 Planter monitor system and method 7 2011
8,738,243 Planter monitor system and method 0 2013
 
CNH CANADA, LTD. (1)
8,448,587 Row unit bounce monitoring system 0 2010
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
8,868,300 Multi-variable rate agricultural product application system, device and method 0 2010

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