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Monte Andre Dickson, Bingcheng Ni, Shufeng Han, John F Reid: Trajectory path planner for a vision guidance system. Case Corporation, Foley & Lardner, May 7, 2002: US06385515 (168 worldwide citation)

An automatic vision guidance system for an agricultural vehicle is disclosed and described. The vision guidance system uses a K-means clustering algorithm in image processing to distinguish between crop and non-crop features. The vision guidance system utilizes moment algorithms to determine the loc ...


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Monte Andre Dickson, Bingcheng Ni, Shufeng Han: Tracking improvement for a vision guidance system. Case Corporation, Foley & Lardner, September 4, 2001: US06285930 (138 worldwide citation)

An automatic vision guidance system for an agricultural vehicle is disclosed and described. The vision guidance system uses a K-means clustering algorithm in image processing to distinguish between crop and non-crop features. The vision guidance system utilizes moment algorithms to determine the loc ...


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Monte Andre Dickson, Bingcheng Ni, Shufeng Han: Region of interest selection for a vision guidance system. Case Corporation, Foley & Lardner, August 21, 2001: US06278918 (124 worldwide citation)

An automatic vision guidance system for an agricultural vehicle is disclosed and described. The vision guidance system uses a K-means clustering algorithm in image processing to distinguish between crop and non-crop features. The vision guidance system utilizes moment algorithms to determine the loc ...


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Monte Andre Dickson, Bingcheng Ni, Shufeng Han: Region of interest selection for varying distances between crop rows for a vision guidance system. Case Corporation, December 3, 2002: US06490539 (120 worldwide citation)

An automatic vision guidance system for an agricultural vehicle is disclosed and described. The vision guidance system uses a K-means clustering algorithm in image processing to distinguish between crop and non-crop features. The vision guidance system utilizes moment algorithms to determine the loc ...


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Monte Andre Dickson, Bingcheng Ni, Shufeng Han: Crop row segmentation by K-means clustering for a vision guidance system. Case, Brant T Maurer, Rebecca Henkel, February 3, 2004: US06686951 (24 worldwide citation)

An automatic vision guidance system for an agricultural vehicle is disclosed and described. The vision guidance system uses a K-means clustering algorithm in image processing to distinguish between crop and non-crop features. The vision guidance system utilizes moment algorithms to determine the loc ...


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Peter J Dix, Bingcheng Ni, Kousha Moaveninejad: Method and apparatus for creating curved swath patterns for farm machinery. CNH America, Patrick M Sheldrake, John William Stader, Michael G Harms, March 30, 2010: US07689356 (18 worldwide citation)

A method for defining, using, and adjusting curved swath patterns and a swath generation apparatus implementing said method for use in an automated vehicle guidance system.


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Bingcheng Ni: Device and method for detecting blockages in an agricultural sprayer. CNH Industrial America, Rebecca L Henkel, Rickard K DeMille, September 19, 2017: US09766105

An agricultural sprayer arrangement includes a chassis; a ground engaging traction member carried by the chassis; a liquid tank carried by the chassis; a boom carried by the chassis; a conduit associated with the boom in fluid communication with the liquid tank that acts as a fluid flow path; a nozz ...


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Guoping Wang, Bingcheng Ni, Peter J Dix, Keith W Wendte: Method and system for vehicle orientation measurement. CNH America, Patrick M Sheldrake, January 22, 2013: US08359139

The orientation of a self-propelled vehicle or a towed vehicle relative to the direction of travel of the vehicle can be determined by mounting two ground speed sensors on the vehicle. The orientation of the vehicle relative to the direction of travel of the vehicle can be used to correct the error ...


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Keith W Wendte, Bingcheng Ni: Harvester and method using an RFID system for detecting and locating objects and conditions along a harvesting path. CNH Industrial America, Rebecca L Henkel, December 13, 2016: US09516815

A harvester for agricultural products such as fruits such as grapes, berries, vegetables, and the like, and method of harvesting, using an RFID system capable of detecting and interrogating RFID tags associated with objects or conditions along a path of the harvester in a manner to determine both pr ...


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Peter J Dix, Bingcheng Ni, Kousha Moaveninejad: Method and apparatus for creating curved swath patterns for farm machinery. Cnh America, May 1, 2008: US20080103694-A1

A method for defining, using, and adjusting curved swath patterns and a swath generation apparatus implementing said method for use in an automated vehicle guidance system.



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