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1. EP3681263 - GRAIN HANDLING SYSTEM AND METHOD

Office European Patent Office
Application Number 18786455
Application Date 11.09.2018
Publication Number 3681263
Publication Date 22.07.2020
Publication Kind A1
IPC
A01D 41/127
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
01AGRICULTURE; FORESTRY; ANIMAL HUSBANDRY; HUNTING; TRAPPING; FISHING
DHARVESTING; MOWING
41Combines, i.e. harvesters or mowers combined with threshing devices
12Details of combines
127Control or measuring arrangements specially adapted for combines
G06T 7/00
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
TIMAGE DATA PROCESSING OR GENERATION, IN GENERAL
7Image analysis
H04N 5/232
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
5Details of television systems
222Studio circuitry; Studio devices; Studio equipment
225Television cameras
232Devices for controlling television cameras, e.g. remote control
CPC
A01D 41/1271
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
01AGRICULTURE; FORESTRY; ANIMAL HUSBANDRY; HUNTING; TRAPPING; FISHING
DHARVESTING; MOWING
41Combines, i.e. harvesters or mowers combined with threshing devices
12Details of combines
127Control or measuring arrangements specially adapted for combines
1271for measuring crop flow
A01D 41/1272
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
01AGRICULTURE; FORESTRY; ANIMAL HUSBANDRY; HUNTING; TRAPPING; FISHING
DHARVESTING; MOWING
41Combines, i.e. harvesters or mowers combined with threshing devices
12Details of combines
127Control or measuring arrangements specially adapted for combines
1271for measuring crop flow
1272for measuring grain flow
A01D 41/1273
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
01AGRICULTURE; FORESTRY; ANIMAL HUSBANDRY; HUNTING; TRAPPING; FISHING
DHARVESTING; MOWING
41Combines, i.e. harvesters or mowers combined with threshing devices
12Details of combines
127Control or measuring arrangements specially adapted for combines
1271for measuring crop flow
1272for measuring grain flow
1273for measuring grain loss
A01D 41/1277
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
01AGRICULTURE; FORESTRY; ANIMAL HUSBANDRY; HUNTING; TRAPPING; FISHING
DHARVESTING; MOWING
41Combines, i.e. harvesters or mowers combined with threshing devices
12Details of combines
127Control or measuring arrangements specially adapted for combines
1277for measuring grain quality
G06T 3/4015
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
TIMAGE DATA PROCESSING OR GENERATION, IN GENERAL
3Geometric image transformation in the plane of the image
40Scaling the whole image or part thereof
4015Demosaicing, e.g. colour filter array [CFA], Bayer pattern
G06T 7/0004
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
TIMAGE DATA PROCESSING OR GENERATION, IN GENERAL
7Image analysis
0002Inspection of images, e.g. flaw detection
0004Industrial image inspection
Applicants INTELLIGENT AGRICULTURAL SOLUTIONS LLC
Inventors SCHLEUSNER BRADLEY
BREMER MARSHALL
BUTTS NICKOLAS
Designated States
Priority Data 15702621 12.09.2017 US
Title
(DE) SYSTEM UND VERFAHREN ZUR KORNHANDHABUNG
(EN) GRAIN HANDLING SYSTEM AND METHOD
(FR) SYSTÈME ET PROCÉDÉ DE MANIPULATION DE GRAINS
Abstract
(EN)
A grain handling system includes a logic device connected to a piece of equipment. A sensor subsystem includes an optical sensor receiving optical inputs from grain particles and a particle sensor, which can comprise a microphone or an accelerometer. The equipment includes a paddle elevator comprising multiple paddles connected to a chain. The sensor subsystem receives grain flow data from intermittent grain throws by the paddle elevator and generates corresponding data sets with grain flow arrival timing and grain particle characteristics. A grain handling method includes the steps of sensing intermittent grain throws and grain quality characteristics for controlling an operating parameter of a grain-handling piece of equipment.

(FR)
L'invention concerne un système de manipulation de grains, lequel système comprend un dispositif logique connecté à un élément d'équipement. Un sous-système de capteur comprend un capteur optique recevant des entrées optiques à partir de particules de grains et un capteur de particules, qui peut comprendre un microphone ou un accéléromètre. L'équipement comprend un élévateur à palettes comprenant de multiples palettes reliées à une chaîne. Le sous-système de capteur reçoit des données d'écoulement de grains à partir de lancers de grains intermittents par l'élévateur à palettes et génère des ensembles de données correspondants avec une temporisation d'arrivée d'écoulement de grains et des caractéristiques de particules de grains. L'invention concerne également un procédé de manipulation de grains, lequel procédé comprend les étapes consistant à détecter des lancers de grains intermittents et des caractéristiques de qualité de grains pour commander un paramètre de fonctionnement d'un élément d'équipement de manipulation de grains.

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