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1. (WO2017034799) AUTOMATED PLANT PRODUCT SAMPLER

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/034799    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/046280
Publication Date: Fri Mar 03 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Thu Aug 11 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: B01L 3/00
G01N 1/20
Applicants: MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY LLC
Inventors: AHRENS, Tedman William
AYERS, Jamie Lee
BARBER, Chet Matthew
BRUNE, Douglas James
CARPENTER, Luke Wayne
LAYTON, Lance Eric
PETTY, Danny Michael, Jr.
POUNDS, Jared Lee
Title: AUTOMATED PLANT PRODUCT SAMPLER
Abstract:
A system for sampling of plant product is provided that comprises a mobile platform, at least one primary bin, and a harvesting subsystem connected to the mobile platform. The harvesting subsystem harvests the plant product as the system traverses a plot and projects it across the length of the primary bin(s) against a back wall of the primary bin(s), whereby the separated plant products collides with the back wall and falls into the primary bin. The system additionally includes at least one sample volumizer connected to the back wall of each primary bin. Each sample volumizer has a specified fixed volume and receives and collects a sample of the plant product, wherein each collected sample collected has the specified fixed volume. The system further includes at least one sample receiving subsystem structured and operable to receive and collect a sample from a respective sample volumizer.