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John J Kotyk, Kevin L Deppermann: Apparatus and methods for analyzing and improving agricultural products. Monsanto Technology, James E Davis, Joseph A Schaper, Harness Dickey & Pierce, May 6, 2008: US07367155 (60 worldwide citation)

A trait of interest is detected as being present within individual ones of a plurality of agricultural samples (such as seeds or plant tissues) by imaging the plurality of samples to form a magnetic resonance image. The image of the plurality of samples is then analyzed to detect image information i ...


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Kevin L Deppermann, Michael W Petersen: Automated seed sampler and methods of sampling, testing and bulking seeds. Monsanto Technology, James E Davis, Joseph A Schaper, Harness Dickey & Pierce, March 10, 2009: US07502113 (53 worldwide citation)

An automated seed sampler includes a sampling station; a sampler for removing material from a seed in the sampling station; a seed conveyer for conveying the seed from the sampling station to a compartment in a seed tray; and a conveyor for conveying the material removed from the seed to a correspon ...


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Edwar S Shamshoum, James T Merrill: Liquid phase aromatic conversion process. Fina Technology, Joseph A Schaper, William D Jackson, John K Abokhair, July 9, 1991: US05030786 (51 worldwide citation)

Aromatic conversion processes employing zeolite Y, zeolite omega and zeolite beta molecular sieve catalyst. A feed stock containing at least one aromatic compound and having water entrained therein is passed to a dehydration zone. In the dehydration zone, water is removed to provide a dehydrated fee ...


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Kevin L Deppermann: Automated picking, weighing and sorting system for particulate matter. Monsanto Technology, Joseph A Schaper, Harness Dickey & Pierce, May 16, 2006: US07044306 (51 worldwide citation)

An automated machine is used to handle and manipulate individual pieces of particulate matter. The particulate matter is contained in a bin. The machine operates to pick single individual pieces of the particulate matter from the bin. The picked individual pieces are then conveyed for further handli ...


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Dutt V Vinjamoori, Pradip K Das, John A Long: Methods for determining oil in seeds. Monsanto Technology, Joseph A Schaper, October 26, 2004: US06809819 (51 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to methods for analyzing agricultural products. More particularly, the present invention relates to methods for analysis of the oil content of one or more seeds.


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Kevin Deppermann, Jennifer Listello, Phillip Rahn, Angela Koestel: Automated contamination-free seed sampler and methods of sampling, testing and bulking seeds. Monsanto Technology, James E Davis, Joseph A Schaper, Harness Dickey & Pierce, August 16, 2011: US07998669 (44 worldwide citation)

In various embodiments, the present disclosure provides an automated seed sampler system that includes a milling station for removing at least a portion of seed coat material from a seed and a sampling station for extracting a sample of seed material from the seed where the seed coat has been remove ...


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Kevin L Deppermann, Michael W Petersen, Sam Eathington, David Butruille, Heather Forbes, John Tamulonis, Bruce Schnicker: Automated seed sampler and methods of sampling, testing and bulking seeds. Monsanto Technology, James E Davis, Joseph A Schaper, Harness Dickey & Pierce, November 3, 2009: US07611842 (43 worldwide citation)

An automated seed sampler includes a sampling station; a sampler for removing material from a seed in the sampling station; a seed conveyer for conveying the seed from the sampling station to a compartment in a seed tray; and a conveyor for conveying the material removed from the seed to a correspon ...


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Kevin L Deppermann: Automated seed sampler and methods of sampling, testing and bulking seeds. Monsanto Technology, James E Davis, Joseph A Schaper, Harness Dickey & Pierce, September 22, 2009: US07591101 (42 worldwide citation)

An automated seed sampler includes a sampling station; a sampler for removing material from a seed in the sampling station; a seed conveyer for conveying the seed from the sampling station to a compartment in a seed tray; and a conveyor for conveying the material removed from the seed to a correspon ...


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Kevin L Deppermann, Michael W Petersen, David Butruille, Stanton Dotson, Sam Eathington, Heather Forbes, Bruce Schnicker, John Tamulonis: Methods of seed breeding using high throughput nondestructive seed sampling. Monsanto Technology, James E Davis, Joseph A Schaper, Harness Dickey & Pierce, April 27, 2010: US07703238 (41 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides for novel methods to facilitate germplasm improvement activities through the use of high throughput, nondestructive sampling of seeds. In one embodiment, a high-throughput, non-destructive method for analyzing individual seeds in a population of seeds comprises removin ...


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Kevin L Deppermann, Lee Yannakakis, Andrew M Singleton, Angela R Koestel, David W Finley, Brian J Forinash, Allen N Ondes, Sam R Eathington, Heather M Forbes, Bruce J Schnicker, Jason K Bull: Automated high-throughput seed sampler and methods of sampling, testing and bulking seeds. Monsanto Technology, James E Davis, Joseph A Schaper, Harness Dickey & Pierce, October 4, 2011: US08028469 (40 worldwide citation)

In various embodiments, the present disclosure provides an automated seed sampling and sorting system. The system includes an imaging station for collecting image data of a set of seeds and a seed orientation station for independently positioning each seed in the set in a desired orientation based o ...