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Robert Eugene Kasten, Bruce Craig Newendorp, Norman Frederick Lemmon: Variable current limit control for vehicle electric drive system. Deere & Company, December 10, 2002: US06492785 (310 worldwide citation)

A vehicle electric drive system includes an internal combustion engine, an electric motor/generator driven by the engine, a first inverter/rectifier coupled to motor/generator, a bus coupled to the first inverter/rectifier, a second inverter/rectifier coupled to the bus, and a traction motor/generat ...


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Terence Daniel Pickett, Frederick William Nelson, Stephen Michael Faivre, Andy Dwayne Beck, Georg Larscheid, Mark Steven Sommer, Thomas Kent Wagner: Method and system for automated tracing of an agricultural product. Deere & Company, December 30, 2003: US06671698 (123 worldwide citation)

A method and system of tracing an agricultural product relates to recording of at least one of planting information, growing information, harvesting information, chemical information, and weather information (e.g., electronically recorded) concerning a crop to form a data profile for a corresponding ...


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Heinz Weiss: Computer/bus message system for vehicle drive control system. Deere & Company, March 14, 2000: US06038500 (112 worldwide citation)

A drive system for utility vehicles, in particular for agricultural or industrial tractors, includes a generator driven by an internal combustion engine, a drive axle with wheels driven by associated electric motors which are powered by the generator, a steerable axle with wheels which are steerable ...


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Ronald William Brass, Harold Valentine Hansen: Planter apparatus and method for planting. Deere & Company, March 1, 1977: US04009668 (108 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for planting seeds. A V-shaped seed furrow having a predetermined depth is continuously formed while the soil adjacent each side of the furrow is uniformly firmed or compacted and a smooth surface formed. Seeds are continuously dispensed into the furrow. The walls of the furro ...


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David Mark Bevly, Bradford Wells Parkinson, Robert Lynn Mayfield: GPS control of a tractor-towed implement. Deere & Company, August 13, 2002: US06434462 (97 worldwide citation)

A control system controls a work vehicle towing a towed implement. The control system includes a steering angle sensor, an implement position generating unit generating an actual implement position signal, a desired implement position generating unit generating a desired implement position signal, a ...


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William R Lundie, James C Martin, James L Tetrick, Jerry D Webber, Jay H Olson, Richard F Gallens: Vacuum seed meter. Deere & Company, December 15, 1992: US05170909 (95 worldwide citation)

An air seed meter which dispenses individual seeds supplied by a seed hopper into a furrow at a controlled rate as the meter and others like it are advanced over the ground has a generally cylindrical housing containing a rotatable seed disk. As the seed disk is rotated past a mass of seeds on one s ...


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William Robert Norris, James Allard, Mikhail O Filippov, Robert Dale Haun, Christopher David Glenn Turner, Seth Gilbertson, Andrew Julian Norby: Systems and methods for switching between autonomous and manual operation of a vehicle. Deere & Company, iRobot Corporation, Kilpatrick Stockton, Jason D Gardner, February 22, 2011: US07894951 (94 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for switching between autonomous and manual operation of a vehicle are described. A mechanical control system can receive manual inputs from a mechanical operation member to operate the vehicle in manual mode. An actuator can receive autonomous control signals generated by a cont ...


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Gordon K Wiegardt, Thomas W Hanks, Carl E Kittle: Vehicle with control system for raising and lowering implement. Deere & Company, May 21, 1985: US04518044 (94 worldwide citation)

A tractor includes a hitch for pulling a ground-engaging implement. A hydraulic cylinder is extendable and retractable to lower and raise the implement. A control system senses operating parameters, including wheel slip, engine speed, draft force and implement or rackshaft position. Error signals de ...


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John D Long, Richard W Hook: Seed boot extension. Deere & Company, March 3, 1992: US05092255 (94 worldwide citation)

A flexible seed boot extension fabricated from an ultra-high molecular polyethylene sheet and releasably held in position by a slot and retaining lug so that seed bounce and soil coverage variations are reduced while desired seed flow from the boot to the furrow is unrestricted. The length of the ex ...


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Jonathan Louis Tolstedt, Noel Wayne Anderson: Leader-follower semi-autonomous vehicle with operator on side. Deere & Company, Yee & Associates P C, Anand Gupta, March 5, 2013: US08392065 (93 worldwide citation)

The illustrative embodiments provide a method and apparatus for controlling movement of a vehicle. User input selecting a path for the vehicle is received from an operator. The vehicle responds to the user input by moving along the selected path in a manner that maintains the operator on a side of t ...



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