Alan D Berger, Peter J Dix, Danley C Chan, James M Grupka: Electronic control for a two-axis work implement. Case Corporation, Foley & Lardner, May 15, 2001: US06233511 (96 worldwide citation)

A loader of the type controlled with an electronic digital controller is disclosed herein. The loader may include conventional mechanical components. However, the hydraulic valve is electronically controlled to provide improved motion control. In particular, the operator controls the loader with a t ...

Peter J Dix: Remote vehicle diagnostic system. Case, Rebecca Henkel, January 13, 2004: US06677854 (84 worldwide citation)

A method for determining whether vehicle servicing or maintenance is required is disclosed. Vehicle information is downloaded to a remote maintenance computer via a wireless link. The information includes sensor data such as temperatures and pressures of fluid in the vehicle. The remote computer ana ...

Peter J Dix: Access control system for a work vehicle. CNH America, John William Stader, Stephen A Bucchianeri, February 14, 2006: US06998956 (35 worldwide citation)

A system and method for controlling access to a work vehicle includes limiting an unauthorized operator's access to the work vehicle by disabling an engine subsystem and additionally limiting access to another vehicle system such as an auxiliary fluid actuator, by disabling at least one of the auxil ...

George T Lumpkins, Peter J Dix, Daniel B Shore: Bulldozer autograding system. CNH America, Stephen A Bucchianeri, John William Stader, Michael G Harms, October 17, 2006: US07121355 (32 worldwide citation)

A dozer blade control system controls the position of a bulldozer blade, maintaining the blade at a constant position as the dozer travels through a worksite. The control system monitors the angle of the dozer blade with respect to the earth and when it senses that the dozer blade is tilting, it cor ...

Mohammad J Arshad, Alan D Berger, Peter J Dix: Transponder communication and control system for a vehicle. CNH America, Collin A Webb, October 4, 2005: US06952156 (32 worldwide citation)

A method and system for controlling the operation of a vehicle is disclosed that includes a radio frequency transponder and a vehicle configured to respond to data stored in the transponder by preventing or disabling operation of the vehicle under certain conditions indicated by data stored in the t ...

Peter J Dix: Correction in position with hitch position sensor. CNH America, Patrick M Sheldrake, John William Stader, Michael G Harms, August 25, 2009: US07580783 (22 worldwide citation)

An automatic guidance system for an agricultural vehicle includes a tractor, a towed implement, an absolute tractor position sensor, a relative implement position sensor, and an electronic control system. The operator inputs the implement geometry and field information into the control system. The c ...

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 (21 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.

Peter J Dix, Hong Chin Lin, Brian E Felsing, Troy D Bateman, Anthony J Lamela, Daniel B Shore: Skid steer vehicle having suspensions that are locked based on vehicle speed. Case Corporation, A N Trausch, S Michael Patton, October 21, 2003: US06634445 (21 worldwide citation)

A skid steer vehicle includes a chassis mounted on four sprung suspensions that are controlled by an electronic controller. The controller monitors the speed of the vehicle and locks the suspensions when the vehicle falls below a predetermined speed.

Daniel B Shore, Peter J Dix: Energy recovery system for work vehicle including hydraulic drive circuit and method of recovering energy. CNH America, John William Stader, December 6, 2005: US06971463 (18 worldwide citation)

A work vehicle having a hydrostatic drive system provides for the recovery and reuse of the vehicle's kinetic energy by conducting pressurized hydraulic fluid out of the hydrostatic drive system into an accumulator during vehicle deceleration, and conducting the pressurized fluid back into the drive ...

Anthony J Lamela, Brian E Felsing, Peter J Dix, John R Harms, Hong Chin Lin, Troy D Bateman: Skid steer drive control system. Case, John William Stader, Collin A Webb, July 20, 2004: US06766236 (18 worldwide citation)

A control system for a skid steer vehicle reads a load height sensor, a load amount sensor, and a vehicle speed sensor to derate the otherwise commanded acceleration, deceleration and turning rate on the vehicle when the vehicle has too great a load, too high a load, or the vehicle is going too fast ...