Brian J Classen, Jordan C Christoff: Method for color detection in video images. Flexi Coil, John William Stader, A Nicholas Trausch, Rebecca L Henkel, June 3, 2003: US06574363 (96 worldwide citation)

A method of identifying pixels of a given color in a field of YUV video manipulates color difference signals (R-Y, B-Y) corresponding to defining axes (U,V) of a color space to maximize the video signal in a region of interest of the space, and minimize the signal in all other regions. Additionally, ...

John H Merritt, Lee S Curley, Randall D Kern, David M Malloy: Remote reverse control for pick-up rotor. New Holland North America, John William Stader, Rebecca L Henkel, November 11, 2003: US06644006 (57 worldwide citation)

A baler having a baler frame, a main drive assembly that includes a starter roll drive shaft mounted to rotate on the baler frame, and a pick-up assembly connected to the baler frame is disclosed. The pick-up assembly has a reverse control apparatus for reversing the direction of rotation of a conve ...

Andrew James Scarlett, David Alexander Semple, John Charles Lowe, Adrianus Naaktgeboren, Bert J F Paquet: Method and apparatus for controlling a tractor/baler combination. New Holland North America, Larry W Miller, John William Stader, April 15, 2003: US06546705 (56 worldwide citation)

A method of controlling the combination of a baler and a tractor includes the steps of advancing the baler combination through a swath or windrow of biological crop matter with the tractor PTO operating at a generally constant speed to power the baler and the baler operating to take up biological ma ...

Dennis G Thompson, Dennis W Chahley: Suspension system for a work vehicle. Flexi Coil, Larry W Miller, John William Stader, February 5, 2002: US06343661 (53 worldwide citation)

A suspension system supports an implement on a work vehicle and includes a linkage mechanism providing pivotal connection between the work vehicle and the implement and adapted to pivot in such manner as to permit relative upward and downward movement between the vehicle and the implement while main ...

Oliver Hrazdera, Karl Huber: Agricultural utility vehicle and method of controlling same. CNH America, John William Stader, January 24, 2006: US06990399 (52 worldwide citation)

An agricultural utility vehicle includes a computer to execute the steps of storing data representing steering direction, position and speed of the agricultural vehicle; recognizing repeated drive events wherein each drive event comprises a plurality of serially performed functions including changin ...

Kevin M Smith, J Levi Taylor: Windguard for round baler. CNH America, Collin A Webb, John William Stader, April 12, 2005: US06877304 (51 worldwide citation)

A pickup for an agricultural implement, the pickup including dual floating windguards that pivot and float causing the tines to maintain contact with the crop at all times as it moves over the pickup and across the stuffer.

Dean J Mayerle: Ground opener with disc scraper mounting. Flexi Coil, Larry W Miller, John William Stader, May 29, 2001: US06237696 (50 worldwide citation)

A ground opener unit for a seeding or planting unit includes an arm attachable to an implement frame and a disc rotatably mounted to the arm for forming a furrow in the ground. A scraper assembly includes a scraper plate defining a scraper edge for contacting and scraping a surface of the disc. The ...

Brad Nielsen: Communications system for managing messages across a vehicle data bus. Case Corporation, John William Stader, Rebecca L Henkel, December 16, 2003: US06665601 (46 worldwide citation)

A communications system for a work vehicle is shown for managing communications between control units which control various functions of the vehicle. The system includes a data bus supported by the vehicle for communicating messages between control units on the bus. Each control unit has a processor ...

Dean J Mayerle, David R Hundeby, Ronald N Engen, George Neufeld: Nurse inductor apparatus for air seeders. Flexi Coil, Larry W Miller, John William Stader, October 9, 2001: US06298797 (45 worldwide citation)

A nurse inductor mechanism for an agricultural seeding implement converts an air seeder meter box into a nurse inductor box to convey seed particles to the singulator of a planting mechanism. The nurse inductor mechanism is detachably mounted on the meter box of the air seeder to receive a supply of ...

Edward H Priepke, Douglas S Fitzkee: Lever connect PTO module for three-point hitch quick coupler. CNH America, Patrick M Sheldrake, John William Stader, Michael G Harms, August 18, 2009: US07575077 (43 worldwide citation)

A lever-operated PTO shaft connection mechanism for use with a three-point hitch quick coupler that aligns and engages the PTO driveline between a tractor and a powered implement.