2015-10

HARVESTING; MOWING

Ernten; Mähen

Уборка урожая; жатва


Worldwide collection of published applications from PCT, US, EP, DE

1.  IMPROVED FODDER-DISPENSING DEVICE

The invention relates to an improved fodder-dispensing device consisting of a powered carriage (1) including, on the back and in the travel direction of the carriage, an unwinding area (2) having an initial stripping plane (2.1) and in the front, a deposit area (3) having a second inclined deposit plane (3.1), comprising at least a tilting platform (11, 12) located at a height above the stripping plane (2.1) or the second inclined deposit plane ( 3.1), said height being greater than the diameter of the bales (4) located in said planes respectively and said at least one tilting platform (11, 12) having a first end (11.1,12.1) for unloading the bales and a second opposite end (11.2, 12.2) for retaining the bales as well as clamping means and tilting means for at least one platform (11, 12).

Publication: WO2015150614A1  Load Full Document from Espacenet (PDF)

Applicant(s): PARRA DEL SOBERAL S L U [ES]

Inventor(s): GONZALEZ GARCIA JUAN [ES], GONZALEZ GARCIA JESÚS [ES]

Priority: 04.04.2014    ES20140030506

Application: 01.04.2015    WO2015ES70260

IPC Classification: A01D 87/12, A01D 90/08, A01F 29/00, A01K 5/00


2.  COMBINE

The purpose of the present invention is to provide a combine capable of displaying total grain amount, field or per division grain amounts, etc. The combine is equipped with a threshing device for threshing harvested grain culm, a storage section for storing grain that has been threshed by the threshing device, a rotating depositing unit for depositing the grain supplied from the threshing device into said storage section, a detecting section for detecting the impact force of the grain deposited in the storage section, and a calculating section for calculating the amount of grain on the basis of the impact force detected by the detecting section. The combine is characterized in being provided with multiple resettable grain amount display sections for displaying the grain amounts calculated by the calculating section.

Publication: WO2015152362A1  Load Full Document from Espacenet (PDF)

Applicant(s): YANMAR CO LTD [JP]

Inventor(s): MIYAMOTO MUNENORI [JP], NAKATA KENJI [JP]

Priority: 04.04.2014    JP2014007793316.04.2014    JP20140084660

Application: 02.04.2015    WO2015JP60434

IPC Classification: A01D 41/12, A01D 41/127, A01F 12/46, A01F 12/50


3.  AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENT AND IMPLEMENT OPERATOR MONITORING APPARATUS, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS

Apparatus, systems and methods for monitoring one or more agricultural implements during agricultural operations and for monitoring operator performance criterion. In some embodiment, the operator performance criterion may be reported to a monitor on the agricultural implement as well as a remote fleet monitor.

Publication: WO2015153809A1  Load Full Document from Espacenet (PDF)

Applicant(s): PREC PLANTING LLC [US]

Inventor(s): KOCH JUSTIN [US], FRANK WILLIAM [US], SAUDER DOUG [US]

Priority: 01.04.2014    US201461973593P

Application: 01.04.2015    WO2015US23949

IPC Classification: A01D 41/127


4.  METHOD FOR ESTIMATING FEED QUALITY OF ALFALFA AS IT IS CUT

A method implemented in an agricultural machine (10) harvesting alfalfa plants, the method (68) comprising: receiving, in real time, input corresponding to a plurality of sensed parameters corresponding to alfalfa plant height and cut alfalfa volume (70); associating the cut alfalfa volume to an alfalfa stem diameter (72); and automatically determining a feed quality value for the alfalfa plants based on the sensed alfalfa plant height and the alfalfa stem diameter (74).

Publication: WO2015148902A1  Load Full Document from Espacenet (PDF)

Applicant(s): AGCO CORP [US]

Inventor(s): ROBERTS JEFFREY SULLIVAN [US], JOHNSON RYAN PAUL [US], MACNEILL L GRANT [US]

Priority: 28.03.2014    US201461971674P

Application: 27.03.2015    WO2015US22947

IPC Classification: A01D 41/127


5.  CORN HARVESTING MACHINE

A corn harvesting machine is provided with: a harvesting device (4) which harvests a harvest object from planted crops with the traveling of a machine body; a feeder (6) which conveys the harvest object harvested by the harvesting device (4) upward behind the machine body and discharges the harvest object from a discharge port (5) formed at a conveyance end; a post-treatment device (7) which receives the harvest object discharged from the discharge port (5) from an inlet located below the discharge port (5) and executes post-treatment; and a catching and guiding unit (38) which is located on the machine body rear side of the discharge port (5), catches the harvest object, and guides the harvest object to the machine body front side.

Publication: WO2015145903A1  Load Full Document from Espacenet (PDF)

Applicant(s): KUBOTA KK [JP]

Inventor(s): MINAMI TERUO [JP], TERASAKA KENICHI [JP], UEKITA CHIHARU [JP], FUKUOKA YOSHITAKE [JP] and others ...

Priority: 24.03.2014    JP2014006013724.03.2014    JP2014006013624.03.2014    JP20140060135

Application: 19.12.2014    WO2014JP83764

IPC Classification: A01D 45/02


6.  CONTROLLING CUTTING HEIGHT AND ANGLE OF A COMBINE HEADER

A header assembly for a combine harvester includes a header carried by an adapter on the feeder house of the combine controlling an angle of the header defined by a tilt cylinder and height of the header at the feeder house. Wings of the header are carried on gauge wheels the height of which relative to the header frame can be adjusted by cylinders. A driver interface inside the cab includes inputs to be set by the driver of cutter bar height and header angle. These are converted by the controller program into inputs for the tilt cylinder and the gauge wheel cylinders.

Publication: WO2015143550A1  Load Full Document from Espacenet (PDF)

Applicant(s): MACDON IND LTD [CA]

Inventor(s): ENNS JOHN EDWARD [CA], BELL ANDREW WILLIAM DEAN [CA]

Priority: 25.03.2014    US201461969938P

Application: 12.03.2015    WO2015CA50187

IPC Classification: A01D 41/06, A01D 47/00


7.  QUICK LOADING TRIMMER HEAD

A trimmer head (25) for a hand-held cutting device (10) may include a first housing portion (100), a line holding assembly (110) to hold and selectively release trimmer line (70), and a second housing portion (120) operably coupled to the first housing portion (110) to house the line holding assembly (110). The line holding assembly (110) may include a spool (130) configured to hold the trimmer line (70) and a core (140) operably coupled to the spool (130). The line holding assembly (110) may be configured such that rotational movement of the core (140) causes corresponding movement of the spool (130), but movement of the core (140) in an axial direction (124) does not cause corresponding movement of the spool (130).

Publication: WO2015144197A1  Load Full Document from Espacenet (PDF)

Applicant(s): HUSQVARNA AB [SE]

Inventor(s): KULLBERG STEFAN [SE]

Priority: 24.03.2014    WO2014EP55819

Application: 24.03.2014    WO2014EP55819

IPC Classification: A01D 34/416


8.  IMPROVED ROBOTIC WORKING TOOL

A robotic work tool system (200) comprising a robotic work tool (100), said robotic work tool (100) comprising a housing (140) comprising a chassis (140B) adapted to carry at least one component (110, 120, 180, 170, 165, 160, 150), and a body (140A), wherein said body (140A) is adapted to be fitted with an exchangeable cover (310), which exchangeable cover (310) is arranged to be attached to said body (140A) through releasable attachment means (410, 415, 420,425, 430, 435).

Publication: WO2015154822A1  Load Full Document from Espacenet (PDF)

Applicant(s): HUSQVARNA AB [SE]

Inventor(s): BJÖRN JONATHAN [SE], LANDBERG GUSTAV [SE], ELONSSON MARTIN [SE]

Priority: 11.04.2014    WO2014EP57419

Application: 11.04.2014    WO2014EP57419

IPC Classification: A01D 34/00, A01D 34/81


9.  CUTTING MONOFILAMENT FOR A VEGETATION CUTTING MACHINE AND PROCESS OF MANUFACTURING SUCH A MONOFILAMENT

The invention relates to a cutting monofilament (1) for a vegetation cutting machine such as a brush cutter or an edge trimmer, having a cross-section comprising at least two portions (10, 11, 12) made of thermoplastic materials having different mechanical properties, said cross-section being constant along a longitudinal axis (X) of the monofilament, wherein each of said portions (10, 11, 12) has a continuously varying position along said longitudinal axis of the monofilament and the arrangement of each portion relative to the cross-section is constant along said longitudinal axis. The invention also relates to a process of manufacturing monofilament, comprising drawing the monofilament from a rotating extrusion head.

Publication: WO2015144797A1  Load Full Document from Espacenet (PDF)

Applicant(s): SPEED FRANCE SAS [FR]

Inventor(s): LEGRAND EMMANUEL [FR]

Priority: 26.03.2014    EP20140305431

Application: 26.03.2015    WO2015EP56492

IPC Classification: A01D 34/416


10.  IMPROVED ROBOTIC WORK TOOL

A robotic work tool system (200) comprising a robotic work tool (100), said robotic work tool (100) comprising a chassis (140B) and a body (140A) and at least one support pillar (310) arranged on one of the chassis (140B) and the body (140A) and a corresponding support surface (320) arranged on the other of the chassis (140B) and the body (140A), wherein the support pillar substantially bridges a distance between the chassis (140B) and the body (140A) thereby impairing any roll or tilt of the body (140A) relative the chassis (140B).

Publication: WO2015161889A1  Load Full Document from Espacenet (PDF)

Applicant(s): HUSQVARNA AB [SE]

Inventor(s): BJÖRN JONATHAN [SE], ELONSSON MARTIN [SE]

Priority: 25.04.2014    WO2014EP58436

Application: 25.04.2014    WO2014EP58436

IPC Classification: A01D 34/00


11.  HARVESTER ELEVATOR AND SYSTEM FOR INCREASED AUTONOMY

An elevator for enabling autonomous operation of a harvester absent an accompanying receiver for harvested crops, includes an elevator housing configurable as a receptacle for temporarily receiving and accumulating the crops during circulating operation of the elevator apparatus therein but without discharging the crops, to allow continued harvesting during the absence, and which can be configured again for discharging the accumulated crops upon arrival of the receiver. A speed of circulation of the elevator can be controlled during the accumulation, for instance, responsive to a sensor input indicative of load for advantageously slowing operation of the elevator as it fills with crops.

Publication: WO2015156774A1  Load Full Document from Espacenet (PDF)

Applicant(s): CNH IND AMERICA LLC [US], VERGOTE GEERT [BE]

Inventor(s): VERGOTE GEERT [BE]

Priority: 08.04.2014    WO2014US33310

Application: 08.04.2014    WO2014US33310

IPC Classification: A01D 45/00, A01D 57/06, A01D 61/00


12.  MOWER

A mower, particularly, but not exclusively for use with plastic mulch, comprises a substantially cylindrical body that is mountable to a powered vehicle, such as tractor. The body supports a motor and one or more angled blades are coupled to and driven by the motor to cut plant material in the ground and extract the plant material upwards through the body. Embodiments comprise a floating linkage coupled between the body and a frame assembly which attaches to the powered vehicle.

Publication: WO2015161351A1  Load Full Document from Espacenet (PDF)

Applicant(s): ROCCA MFG PTY LTD [AU]

Inventor(s): ROCCA ANTONIO ROBERTO [AU]

Priority: 24.04.2014    AU20140901494

Application: 24.04.2015    WO2015AU50198

IPC Classification: A01D 34/412, A01D 34/43, A01D 34/49, A01D 57/00


13.  UNIVERSAL WHEEL MOWER

Disclosed is a universal wheel mower, comprising a mower body (1) and a universal wheel assembly (2) connected to the mower body (1), the universal wheel assembly (2) comprising a roller (2.1), a support (2.2), and a rotation shaft (2.3) mounted on the support (2.2), characterized in that the universal wheel mower further comprises a locating plate (2.4), the locating plate (2.4) is rotatably connected to the mower body (1), a pull wire connection point (2.41) connected to a pull wire (3) is provided on the rear left side of the locating plate (2.4), a tension spring connection point (2.42) connected to a tension spring (4) is provided on the front left side of the locating plate (2.4), and a large and a small elongate hole, which fit with the rotation shaft (2.3) and are in communication with each other, are provided on the right side of the locating plate (2.4). By means of fitting the locating plate with the rotation shaft, the present utility model can achieve the switch of the universal wheel between a ...

Publication: WO2015161465A1  Load Full Document from Espacenet (PDF)

Applicant(s): ZHAO YANHUI [CN]

Inventor(s): ZHAO YANHUI [CN]

Priority: 23.04.2014    WO2014CN76032

Application: 23.04.2014    WO2014CN76032

IPC Classification: A01D 34/00, B60B 33/00


14.  WIRELESS CAMERA SYSTEM FOR MOBILE OPERATIONS

A wireless camera system for mobile operations, comprising a mobile device, a software application, and at least one camera module, the at least one camera module comprising an image capture device, a memory'-, and a communications link, wherein the at least one camera module is mounted on or near a vehicle, wherein the software application is executing on the mobile device, wherein images captured by the at least one camera module may be transmitted over the communications link to the mobile device, wherein the software application processes images received from the at feast one camera module, and wherein the software application displays the processed images on the screen of the mobile device.

Publication: WO2015157569A1  Load Full Document from Espacenet (PDF)

Applicant(s): APPAREO SYSTEMS LLC [US]

Inventor(s): HEILMAN JOSEPH A [US], BATCHELLER BARRY D [US], WEINMANN ROBERT V [US], JOHNSON JEFFREY L [US] and others ...

Priority: 09.04.2014    US201461977556P

Application: 09.04.2015    WO2015US25199

IPC Classification: A01D 41/12, A01D 41/127, H04N 7/18


15.  SUGARCANE HARVESTER

The purpose of the present invention is to provide sugarcane harvesting wherein weight reduction can be achieved and sugarcane that has been cut at the base of the plants can be reliably transported and winnowed. A sugarcane harvester (1) is equipped with a crop divider (2) that divides out straw, a base cutter (3) that forms a reaper, a transport device (5), a chopping device (6), a winnower (7), and the like on a crawler type traveling device (10). The transport device (5) is constituted of a chain type conveyor (30) wherein a plurality of transport plates (37, 37 ...) are installed between left and right chains (36, 36) and a roller type conveyor (40) that is disposed on the upper side of the chain type conveyor (30) facing the same and wherein cylindrical transport rollers (42, 42) are supported so as to be freely swingable up and down in the left and right directions on left and right transport frames (51, 51). In the winnower, a diffusion case is provided in line with the rear part of a discharge ...

Publication: WO2015159464A1  Load Full Document from Espacenet (PDF)

Applicant(s): YANMAR CO LTD [JP]

Inventor(s): MARUYAMA TAKASHI [JP], MARUNO KAGEFUMI [JP]

Priority: 15.04.2014    JP2014008378615.04.2014    JP20140083787

Application: 26.12.2014    WO2014JP84544

IPC Classification: A01D 45/10


16.  MOWING CUTTER DRIVE

A drive (100) having a gearing arrangement (101, 102) with a first gearing (103) and a second gearing (104). Each gearing (103, 104) has at least one transfer element (106) for transferring a reciprocating motion of a driving hinge point (107) into a reciprocating motion of an output hinge point (108) in an output direction differing from the driving direction. An output element (117) is coupled to the output hinge points (108) of the two gearings (103, 104) at a fixed distance from each other. A drive element (116) is coupled to the driving hinge points (107) of the two gearings (103, 104) at a fixed distance from each other. The drive (100) has two identical gearing arrangements (101, 102), wherein a common drive element (116) is provided which is connected to the driving hinge points (107) of the gearings (103, 104) of the two gearing arrangements (101, 102) and couples the latter at a fixed distance from each other. The gearing arrangements (101, 102) are arranged mirror-symmetrically, and therefore the ...

Publication: WO2015158660A1  Load Full Document from Espacenet (PDF)

Applicant(s): EWM EICHELHARDTER WERKZEUG UND MASCHB GMBH [DE]

Inventor(s): SCHUMACHER HEINRICH GÜNTER [DE], SCHMIDT RALF [DE]

Priority: 16.04.2014    DE201410105457

Application: 13.04.2015    WO2015EP57978

IPC Classification: A01D 34/30, F16H 21/44


17.  BALE HANDLER

A bale handler having a crane on a bed on a vehicle outside the storage area of the bed to place round bales of hale on the bed, preferably into individual storage tubs in order to facilitate knowing the precise location of such bales in order to facilitate automation. Some embodiments combine a lifting arm mechanism with the crane. The lifting arm mechanism is capable of grasping a round bale of hay, lifting the bale, releasing it on the bed, retrieving it from the bed, and unrolling the round bale. Optionally, the bale hander comprises an auger for breaking the hay into particles to facilitate livestock eating such hay and for discharging such particles onto the ground or into a livestock feed bunk.

Publication: US2015289449A1  Load Full Document from Espacenet (PDF)

Applicant(s): GREER BRENT LEE [US]

Inventor(s): GREER BRENT LEE [US]

Priority: 09.04.2014    US201414248743

Application: 09.04.2014    US201414248743

IPC Classification: A01D 90/08, A01D 90/10


18.  PICK-UP ASSEMBLY AND PICK-UP METHOD WITH AN OVERLOAD PROTECTION

A pick-up assembly and a pick-up method are provided for picking-up loose material from the ground and including an overload protecting mechanism. A tine bar carrier assembly is rotated around a carrier rotating axis. At least one tine bar is mounted at the tine bar carrier assembly. The tine bar carries several pick-up tines and can be rotated with respect to the tine bar carrier assembly around a bar rotating axis. A tine bar lever connects the tine bar with a retaining mechanism. The retaining mechanism urges the tine bar into a standard rotational position with respect to the tine bar carrier assembly. A rigid object can rotate the tine bar against the force of the retaining mechanism.

Publication: US2015289448A1  Load Full Document from Espacenet (PDF)

Applicant(s): FORAGE INNOVATIONS BV [NL]

Inventor(s): HOFFMANN STEFFEN [NL]

Priority: 02.08.2012    NL2012200926531.07.2013    WO2013NL50571

Application: 31.07.2013    US201314418879

IPC Classification: A01D 89/00, A01D 75/18, A01F 15/10


19.  QUICK CHANGE ROTARY MOWER BLADE ASSEMBLY

A quick change rotary mower blade assembly includes a mower blade attached to a blade assembly pin that is inserted into an internal bore in a spindle extending through a housing under the mower deck. A blade retainer on the lower end of the spindle has a pair of notches holding and locking the mower blade in place.

Publication: US2015289447A1  Load Full Document from Espacenet (PDF)

Applicant(s): DEERE & CO [US]

Inventor(s): REICHEN RONALD L [US], TREFZ HARLIN [US]

Priority: 11.04.2014    US201414250644

Application: 11.04.2014    US201414250644

IPC Classification: A01D 34/64


20.  SMART IGNITION SYSTEM

A lawn care device may include an engine to selectively power the device, a frame supporting the engine and an operator of the device, and an ignition interface having processing circuitry configured to define a plurality of operating modes. The operating modes may include at least a starting mode in which the ignition interface is usable by the operator to start the engine, and a running mode in which the engine is running. The ignition interface may include code entry keys configured to, responsive to entry of a code via the code entry keys, enable use of the ignition interface to shift from the starting mode to the running mode without a physical starting key.

Publication: US2015296706A1  Load Full Document from Espacenet (PDF)

Applicant(s): HUSQVARNA AB [SE]

Inventor(s): ALBINGER MATTHEW [US], TSE ERIC [US], DWYER SEAN [US], DREW BERNARD [US] and others ...

Priority: 17.10.2012    WO2012US60584

Application: 17.10.2012    US201214435915

IPC Classification: A01D 34/00, A01D 34/64


21.  AUTONOMOUS TRAVEL WORK SYSTEM

An autonomous travel work system works, regarding a garden LD as a canvas and applying an arbitrary design to the garden LD, according the design. The autonomous travel work system includes an information terminal configured to be input means and transmit input information, a computer configured to receive the input information, and at least one electric lawn mower configured to work autonomously traveling in the garden LD. The information terminal includes a display, a work ground input, a design allocation input, and a work request device. The information terminal or the computer includes a work ground designation device, a design allocation device, a mapping route generator, and a work pattern generator.

Publication: US2015296707A1  Load Full Document from Espacenet (PDF)

Applicant(s): FUKUDA TOSHIO [JP], SEKIYAMA KOSUKE [JP], YANMAR CO LTD [JP]

Inventor(s): FUKUDA TOSHIO [JP], SEKIYAMA KOSUKE [JP], MATSUMOTO KEIJI [JP], TERASHIMA JUN [JP] and others ...

Priority: 29.11.2012    JP2012026089729.11.2013    WO2013JP82138

Application: 29.11.2013    US201314646669

IPC Classification: A01D 34/00, A01B 69/04, G05D 1/02, G06F 3/0484, G06Q 10/06, G06Q 30/02


22.  PIVOTAL LINE HOLDER

A trimmer line holder for a trimmer head contains a structural body, a circular hole, a first trimmer line receiving hole, a second trimmer line receiving hole, and a hollow space. The circular hole traverses through the structural body from a top surface to a bottom surface. A trimmer blade attachment member of a trimmer head is positioned in the circular hole. The first trimmer line receiving hole and the second trimmer line receiving hole traverse into the hollow space through the structural body. A first end of a trimmer line traverses into the first trimmer line receiving hole Likewise, a second end of the trimmer line traverses into the second trimmer line receiving hole. When the trimmer line is inserted, the trimmer line lies perpendicular to the trimmer blade attachment member.

Publication: US2015289446A1  Load Full Document from Espacenet (PDF)

Applicant(s): DUVALL RANDY A [US]

Inventor(s): DUVALL RANDY A [US]

Priority: 15.04.2015    US20151468755815.04.2014    US201461979938P

Application: 15.04.2015    US201514687558

IPC Classification: A01D 34/416


23.  PIVOTING GARDEN RAKE

A method of use of a rake for gathering material in a raking mode and a picking mode, the method comprising the steps of: pivotally mounting a first rake head and a second rake head between an upper bracket and a lower bracket, said upper bracket being coupled to a handle; articulating said first rake head and said second rake head for axial alignment therebetween to place said rake in said raking mode; engaging a stop mechanism associated with said upper bracket to maintain said rake in said raking mode; and disengaging said stop mechanism and articulating said first rake head and said second rake head to pivot said first rake head and said second rake head towards each other to place said rake in said picking mode.

Publication: US2015296705A1  Load Full Document from Espacenet (PDF)

Applicant(s): INCOUR INNOVATIONS LTD [CA]

Inventor(s): URRUTIA CESAR [CA]

Priority: 22.04.2014    US201414258907

Application: 22.04.2014    US201414258907

IPC Classification: A01D 7/10, A01D 7/04


24.  HARVESTING HEADER TRANSPORT

An apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus includes a harvesting header; a harvesting header carrier; at least one retractor and at least one tension link coupled to the at least one retractor, said at least one retractor and said at least one tension link connected to the harvesting header and the harvesting header carrier; wherein the at least one retractor is operable to retract the at least one tension link to shorten the at least one tension link and cause the harvesting header carrier to be lifted towards and engage with the harvesting header. Further apparatuses, systems and methods are also disclosed.

Publication: US2015282427A1  Load Full Document from Espacenet (PDF)

Applicant(s): HONEY BEE MFG LTD [CA]

Inventor(s): HONEY GLENN [CA]

Priority: 17.06.2015    US20151474244730.12.2013    US201314143023

Application: 17.06.2015    US201514742447

IPC Classification: A01D 75/00, A01B 73/00


25.  FIXED-LINE TRIMMER HEAD WITH IMPROVED LINE CHANNEL

A fixed-line trimmer head for a rotary trimmer device includes a housing operatively attachable to the rotary trimmer device. The housing is rotatable when in use around a central axis of rotation and has a top surface extending outwardly from the central axis and facing upward when in use, a bottom surface extending outwardly from the central axis and facing the ground when in use, and a periphery connecting the top surface to the bottom surface. The present invention includes at least one line channel defined within the housing of the trimmer head having an entrance recessed within the periphery and an exit disposed on one of the top and bottom surfaces, wherein the entrance and the exit are each located an equal distance from the axis of rotation. Such as trimmer head is particular suited for preventing dirt and debris from entering a line channel of a fixed-line trimmer head of a rotary trimmer device.

Publication: US2015282425A1  Load Full Document from Espacenet (PDF)

Applicant(s): SHAKESPEARE CO LLC [US]

Inventor(s): SKINNER DAVID B [US]

Priority: 07.04.2015    US20151468041107.04.2014    US201461976222P

Application: 07.04.2015    US201514680411

IPC Classification: A01D 34/416


26.  CUTTING SYSTEM FOR HARVESTER MACHINES AND MACHINE HARVESTER

This invention relates to harvesting machines and more in particular, to harvesting machines capable of harvesting more than one crop row. In this scenario, this invention has the objective of providing a system for harvesting machines that make it possible to cut more than one crop row simultaneously. To this end, a cutting system for harvesting machines is proposed, comprised by at least two row dividers (6) and by at least two cutting elements (16), each of the at least two cutting elements (16) are positioned in the structure of each of the at least two crop rows (6). This invention further provides for a harvesting machine comprises said system.

Publication: US2015296708A1  Load Full Document from Espacenet (PDF)

Applicant(s): MELLO MAURILIO O [BR]

Inventor(s): MELLO MAURILIO O [BR]

Priority: 09.04.2012    WO2012BR00097

Application: 09.04.2012    US201214391633

IPC Classification: A01D 34/66, A01D 34/73, A01D 34/78, A01D 34/80, A01D 45/10, A01D 63/00


27.  FORAGE HARVESTING MACHINE WITH AN IMPROVED DEFLECTOR

An agricultural machine for forage harvesting, including a frame supporting a work unit able to occupy a work position in which it can pick up plants lying on the ground and shift them sideways, a side deflector being connected to the frame by a connecting device allowing the deflector to occupy an operation position relative to the work unit, in which the deflector can receive a flow of plants shifted sideways by the work unit. The connecting device is designed so that, while the machine moves in a direction and the work unit is in the work position, the deflector can perform a movement relative to the work unit from the operation position, longitudinally in a direction opposite the movement direction, when a resultant of a force exerted on the deflector exceeds a determined threshold.

Publication: US2015282426A1  Load Full Document from Espacenet (PDF)

Applicant(s): KUHN SA [FR]

Inventor(s): GANTZER CHRISTIAN [FR], DIEBOLD BERTRAND [FR]

Priority: 08.04.2014    FR20140053092

Application: 31.03.2015    US201514674337

IPC Classification: A01D 57/28


28.  AUTOMATIC START / STOP CONTROLS FOR AGRICULTURAL LOAD AND TRANSFER EQUIPMENT

A scale controller system and method of using the system is disclosed. The scale controller is adapted for use with a grain cart or similar implement that includes a discharge opening and conveyor. The system includes a scale and a plurality of sensors that work together to automate numerous functions that are typically performed manually. For example, the present invention discloses a system that automatically records the amount of material loaded or unloaded by continuously monitoring the load on a scale and the RPMs of a power take-off shaft that drives a conveyor.

Publication: US2015282428A1  Load Full Document from Espacenet (PDF)

Applicant(s): DIGI STAR LLC [US]

Inventor(s): BUMP JEROME [US], JOHANSEN STEVEN L [US]

Priority: 18.06.2015    US20151474302013.10.2011    US20111327237805.02.2009    US2009036620421.10.2010    US20100405279P

Application: 18.06.2015    US201514743020

IPC Classification: A01D 90/10, B60P 1/36, B60P 1/42, G01G 13/16, G01G 19/08


29.  RIDING WORK VEHICLE

The present invention provides a riding work vehicle that includes a vehicle body having a driver seat; a driving wheel unit supporting the vehicle body; a working electric motor that drives a work unit having a work device; an electric motor controller controlling an operation of the working electric motor in a steady mode or a power saving mode in which consumed power is smaller than the steady mode; and a work load evaluator that evaluates load of the working electric motor. In the riding work vehicle, the electric motor controller operates the working electric motor in the power saving mode in a case where the load of the working electric motor evaluated by the work load evaluator is low load lower than a threshold value.

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Applicant(s): KUBOTA KK [JP]

Inventor(s): KOIKE KAZUO [JP], ITO HIROKAZU [JP]

Priority: 24.06.2015    US20151474915509.03.2011    JP2011005200323.09.2011    US201113242013

Application: 24.06.2015    US201514749155

IPC Classification: A01D 34/00, A01D 34/64, A01D 69/02, H02P 23/14


30.  TRIMMER HEAD

A trimmer head that can be attached to trimmer stems of varied length includes a stem attachment point, a lift, a base, a pull and twist mechanism, a plurality of blade posts, and a plurality of resting cavities. The trimmer stem is attached to the stem attachment point. The stem attachment point is positioned in between the lift and the base allowing the trimmer head to receive longer trimmer stems. Trimmer blades or trimmer lines are attached to the plurality of blade posts. The lift and the base are positioned adjacent to each other. Moreover, the plurality of blade posts are oriented towards the base. By using the pull and twist mechanism, the trimmer blades or the trimmer lines are positioned in between the lift and the base. The lift is offset from the base providing a maximum range of motion for the attached trimmer blades or trimmer lines.

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Applicant(s): DUVALL RANDY A [US]

Inventor(s): DUVALL RANDY A [US]

Priority: 15.04.2015    US20151468758815.04.2014    US201461979941P

Application: 15.04.2015    US201514687588

IPC Classification: A01D 34/416


31.  HARVESTER WITH SENSOR-BASED ADJUSTMENT OF AN OPERATING PARAMETER

One or more sensors determine position data and detect a corresponding characteristic of field area with a crop stock located at a field side or sides next to the harvester. On a location-specific basis, the method stores the data on the characteristic detected or a crop parameter derived from the characteristic. On a predictive location-specific basis, the method retrieves the data on the characteristic stored or the stored crop parameter derived from the characteristic. During the harvesting of the field area detected with the sensor, the actuator is adjusted based on the characteristic or the crop parameter such that the operating parameter is adapted to the characteristic detected for the corresponding field area.

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Applicant(s): DEERE & CO [US]

Inventor(s): KLAUSMANN MARTIN [DE], MUENCH PHILIPP [DE], DIMA CRISTIAN [DE]

Priority: 29.04.2014    DE201410208068

Application: 15.04.2015    US201514686936

IPC Classification: A01D 41/127, A01D 75/00


32.  MONITORING SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING THE POSITION OF AN IMPLEMENT FOR AN AGRICULTURAL VEHICLE WHILE TAKING THE VEHICLE DYNAMICS INTO ACCOUNT

A control unit is connected to an actuator to adjust the position of the implement relative to the vehicle. A ground-profile determining device is connected to the control unit and is designed to determine a ground profile in front of the vehicle. The control unit is programmed to determine an expected vertical movement of the vehicle because of the ground profile and to prospectively transmit to the actuator a control signal that is dimensioned such that the implement is continuously guided in a predeterminable position above the ground profile. The control device considers the expected deformation of the ground profile because of the tires or tracks of the vehicle or an expected vertical movement of the vehicle relative to the ground profile.

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Applicant(s): DEERE & CO [US]

Inventor(s): JUNG BENEDIKT [DE]

Priority: 29.04.2014    DE201410208070

Application: 15.04.2015    US201514686977

IPC Classification: A01D 41/127, A01D 75/00


33.  LAWN MOWING VEHICLE WITH AT LEAST ONE REEL UNIT

A lawn mowing vehicle (1) mows a lawn along the travel path of the vehicle. The lawn mowing vehicle (1) includes: at least one electric reel unit having an electric reel (22) raised and lowered by an electric cylinder (26a-26c).

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Applicant(s): IHI CORP [JP], IHI SHIBAURA MACHINERY CORP [JP]

Inventor(s): SHIDA MICHINORI [JP], IWASAKI IKUO [JP], HASEGAWA FUMIO [JP], SUDOH TAKAAKI [JP] and others ...

Priority: 23.06.2015    US20151474748413.01.2010    JP2010000502513.01.2010    JP2010000502613.01.2010    JP2010000502713.01.2010    JP2010000502818.07.2014    US20141433470702.12.2013    US20131409410313.07.2012    US20121352217726.10.2010    WO2010JP68915

Application: 23.06.2015    US201514747484

IPC Classification: A01D 34/00, A01D 34/44, A01D 34/54, G01B 21/02, G01P 3/64, G05B 19/18


34.  HEADER FOR AN AGRICULTURAL HARVESTER WITH INDEPENDENT SUB-SYSTEM DRIVES

A header for an agricultural harvester includes a plurality of row units, a plurality of feed/snapping units, and a plurality of chopping units. Each feed/snapping unit is associated with a respective said row unit and operable at a first operating speed. Each chopping unit is associated with at least one respective feed/snapping unit and operable at a constant second operating speed, independent of the first operating speed.

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Applicant(s): CNH IND AMERICA LLC [US]

Inventor(s): GESSEL JAMES M [US], RAETZMAN JACLYN [US], COOK JOEL T [US], LAUFENBERG NICHOLAS J [US] and others ...

Priority: 23.04.2014    US201414259464

Application: 23.04.2014    US201414259464

IPC Classification: A01D 45/02, A01D 43/08


35.  COMBINATION OF A TOWING VEHICLES AND A HARVESTING MACHINE DRAWN THEREBY

A combination of a towing vehicle, such as a tractor, and an agricultural harvesting machine drawn thereby, such as a baler or a self-loading forage wagon, operates to detect whether the harvesting machine is in a harvesting situation (S1) or in a field-end situation (S2) by use of a control device. The control device is operated to specify at least one parameter setting for at least one functional device, by which the combination is operated in a harvesting configuration (K1) or in a field-end configuration (K2), depending on the situation (S1, S2) that is detected.

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Applicant(s): CLAAS FRANCE SAS [FR]

Inventor(s): WAECHTER JULIEN [FR], CHESNIER FREDERIC [FR]

Priority: 25.04.2014    DE201410105820

Application: 21.04.2015    US201514691742

IPC Classification: A01D 69/00, G05B 15/02


36.  DEVICE AND SYSTEM FOR CUTTING THE TOPS OF ONIONS AND OTHER BULB CROPS

A device for cutting the tops of crops in a crop bed includes a separator having an inlet, an outlet and an interior space defined between the two. A fan is in fluid communication with the separator and creates an air stream that flows into the separator inlet, through the interior space of the separator, and out the separator outlet. The air stream has an upstream end at or near the separator inlet, where air is pulled into the separator, and a downstream end at or near the fan and continuing beyond. A cutter is positioned upstream of the separator inlet. When the device is in operative position over a crop bed, the air stream lifts the tops of the crops into position to be cut by the cutter. The air stream carries the cut tops away from the crop bed.

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Applicant(s): ANDROS MATTHEW JAMES [US], STAPP GARETT JOHN [US], KLIPPENSTEIN THOMAS [US], HONERKAMP HARRISON [US]

Inventor(s): ANDROS MATTHEW JAMES [US], STAPP GARETT JOHN [US], KLIPPENSTEIN THOMAS [US], HONERKAMP HARRISON [US] and others ...

Priority: 21.05.2013    US20131389941129.06.2012    US201261666699P

Application: 21.05.2013    US201313899411

IPC Classification: A01D 23/00, A01D 23/04


37.  APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR HARVESTING PLANKTON AND OTHER BIOMASS FROM A DEAD ZONE

Apparatus and method for harvesting plankton and/or other biomass from a dead zone in a body of water includes structure and/or function whereby at least one support float is provided to float on a surface of the body of water. At least one support structure is coupled to the at least one support float, and is configured to support a substantially rigid frame within a dead (e.g., hypoxic) zone below the surface in the body of water. A main funnel is coupled to the at least one support structure within the dead zone, and is configured to collect descending biomass and funnel it toward a lower funnel that is coupled to the bottom of the main funnel. A collection canister is preferably disposed within the lower funnel, and is configured to store the descending biomass. A guide float is configured to float on the surface of the body of water, and hauling structure is preferably coupled to the guide float, and is configured to haul the collection canister from the lower funnel to the surface to harvest the ...

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Applicant(s): BECKER WILLIAM R [US]

Inventor(s): BECKER WILLIAM R [US]

Priority: 24.11.2014    US201414551561

Application: 24.11.2014    US201414551561

IPC Classification: A01D 44/00, A01K 73/02, B01D 21/00, C02F 1/00, C02F 103/00 A N


38.  MOWER INCLUDING SUPPORTING MEMBER FOR CUTTING AROUND OR NEAR OBSTACLES

An apparatus for mowing around an obstacle. A mower arm is pivotally connected to a supporting member supportively connect to a supporting vehicle. A pivotal arm is pivotally connected to the mower arm. A cutter head is connected to the pivotal arm, the cutter head comprising a first cutter and a second cutter. A release mechanism comprising a holding plate is located on the pivotal arm and an actuator is located on the mower arm, the holding plate comprising at least one hole, the actuator engaging the at least one hole in the holding plate to hold the pivotal arm in a first position such that the first cutter is in a relatively leading position to the second cutter.

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Applicant(s): GOUDY HARLAN CLIFFORD [US]

Inventor(s): GOUDY HARLAN CLIFFORD [US]

Priority: 08.07.2015    US20151479409518.03.2014    US20141421765115.03.2013    US201313843862

Application: 08.07.2015    US201514794095

IPC Classification: A01D 34/84, A01D 34/66, A01D 34/73, A01D 43/00


39.  ROCK GUARD FOR QUICK CHANGE KNIVES ON A DISC MOWER

A rock guard for use on a rotary disc cutterbar having quick-release knife connectors wherein a knife removal relief channel is oriented 45 degrees from a straight-ahead orientation to allow more than one quarter of the knives on the cutterbar to be simultaneously aligned with the channels for removal. A second knife removal channel is also oriented 45 degrees from the straight ahead orientation and 90 degrees from the first channel to permit half of the knives on the cutterbar to be simultaneously aligned with the channels for removal. The incorporation of two knife removal channels as described benefits rotary cutterbars having two knives per rotary cutter and adjacent cutters rotationally offset by 90 degrees regardless of whether co-rotating or counter-rotating rotary cutters are employed.

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Applicant(s): CNH IND AMERICA LLC [US]

Inventor(s): FAY II JEFFREY [US], HARKCOM MELANIE W [US], SUDBRACK CECIL R [US]

Priority: 29.04.2014    US201414264701

Application: 29.04.2014    US201414264701

IPC Classification: A01D 34/82, A01D 34/66


40.  MOWER DECK LEVELING SYSTEM

A mower deck leveling system includes first and second electric actuators that change the spacing between a first side of the mower deck and a lawn and garden tractor frame, and the spacing between a front of the mower deck and the lawn and garden tractor frame. First and second sight levels on the mower deck indicate if the first side of the mower deck is level with a second side of the mower deck, and if the front of the mower deck is level with the back of the mower deck. At least one electric switch in the operator station is connected to the electric actuators.

Publication: US2015296711A1  Load Full Document from Espacenet (PDF)

Applicant(s): DEERE & CO [US]

Inventor(s): HAUN ROBERT D [US], TREFZ HARLIN J [US]

Priority: 17.04.2014    US201414255573

Application: 17.04.2014    US201414255573

IPC Classification: A01D 69/02, A01D 34/00