Raven Industries, Inc.
|Raven Industries, Inc. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20140272229||POLYETHYLENE FOAM AND MULTILAYERED STRUCTURE INCLUDING THE SAME - The present invention relates to polyethylene foam and materials including the same. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a foam including a solid composition including polyethylene, and a gaseous composition including a blowing agent. Various embodiments provide a multilayered structure including the foam, and methods of making and using the foam and multilayered structure. In various embodiments, the multilayered structure can be a geomembrane.||09-18-2014|
|20140266253||REMOTE MOISTURE SENSOR AND METHODS FOR THE SAME - A system for measuring crop moisture content in a harvester elevator includes a receiver and processing node and one or more moisture sensing instruments coupled to one or more paddles of the harvested elevator, respectively. The moisture sensing instruments each include a moisture sensor and a transmitter in communication with a receiver and processing node. The moisture sensor is configured to dynamically measure the moisture content of a static harvested crop, relative to the sensor and corresponding paddle, at ascends in the harvester elevator.||09-18-2014|
|20140263709||NH3 FAULT AND DISTRIBUTION VARIANCE DETECTION SYSTEM - This document discusses, among other things, apparatus and methods for a multi-section applicator having variable-rate sections. In an example, an apparatus can include at least one distribution manifold, a user interface, and an applicator controller. The at least one distribution manifold distributes a substance and can include an inlet port configured to receive the substance, a plurality of outlet ports, one or more sensors located at an outlet port, a controllable valve that supplies the substance to the inlet port. The applicator controller measures a value of the distribution parameter using the sensor signal produced by the at least one sensor of an outlet port, detects when the measured value differs from a specified target value by more than a specified error threshold value, and presents an indication, using the user interface, that the measured value differs from the target value according to the detection.||09-18-2014|
|20140254861||ROW GUIDANCE PARAMETERIZATION WITH HOUGH TRANSFORM - Systems and techniques for row guidance parameterization with Hough transform are described herein. An electronic representation of a field (ERF) can be received. The ERF can include a set of feature sets including one of a set of crop row features or a set of furrow features. A first parameter space can be produced by applying a slope-intercept Hough transform (SLIHT) to members of a feature set. Peaks in the first parameter space can be identified. A second parameter space can be produced by application of the SLIHT to the peaks. A vanishing point can be calculated based on a vanishing point peak in the second parameter space. A track-angle error can be calculated from the vanishing point.||09-11-2014|
|20140252111||AUTO FLUSH-RINSE FOR CHEMICAL INJECTION - A system comprises a distribution boom having dispensers spaced apart along the distribution boom, a first storage container that contains an agricultural product dispensed using the distribution boom, a pump device that provides a flow stream of the agricultural product to the distribution boom, a second storage container that contains a cleaning agent, a plurality of directional control valves that alter a path of the flow stream including selectively supplying one of the cleaning agent or the agricultural product to the flow stream, and a control module in electrical communication with the pump device, the plurality of directional control valves and a user interface. The plurality of directional control valves are individually controllable by the control module according to an indication received via the user interface.||09-11-2014|
|20140170742||MULTILAYERED STRUCTURE INCLUDING CYCLIC OLEFIN POLYMER OR COPOLYMER, AND PHOTOBIOREACTOR INCLUDING THE SAME - The present invention relates to multilayered structures. In various embodiments, the present invention provides an at least partially transparent multilayered structure that includes at least one first layer including at least one polyolefin, and at least one second layer including at least one of a cyclic olefin copolymer and a cyclic olefin polymer. In various embodiments, the present invention provides methods of making such multilayered structures, and photobioreactors having compartments including such multilayered structures.||06-19-2014|
|20140129171||RATE-OF-TURN BIAS ESTIMATION FOR MARINE NAVIGATION - An example includes a method to estimate a bias affecting an inertial sensor. The method can include monitoring a plurality of rate-of-turn samples, from the inertial sensor, in a sequence over time, wherein each of the plurality of rate-of-turn samples includes substantially the same actual bias value that is included in each of the plurality of other rate-of-turn samples. The method can include estimating the bias as a weighted average of the plurality of rate-of-turn samples. The method can include determining an adjusted rate-of-turn sample by subtracting the bias from an instant rate-of-turn sample of the plurality of rate-of-turn samples. The method can include putting out the adjusted rate-of-turn.||05-08-2014|
|20140055128||STEERING POSITION SENSOR AND METHOD FOR USING THE SAME - A rotation sensor assembly includes a rotated component rotatably coupled with a base. The rotation sensor assembly includes a transmitter and a receiver. The transmitter is coupled with the base or the rotated component. The transmitter generates a magnetic field including a sinusoidally time-varying dipole near-field corresponding to an excitation signal having a first phase value. The receiver is coupled with the other of the rotated component or the base. The receiver detects the magnetic field and generates a reception signal based on the magnetic field with a second phase value corresponding to a rotation angle of the rotated component relative to the base. The receiver is mechanically isolated from the transmitter. A rotation angle module is coupled with the transmitter. The rotation angle module, for instance a phase detector, measures the rotation angle of the rotated component based on the phase difference in the first and second phase values.||02-27-2014|
|20130333601||IMPLEMENT FOR ADJUSTABLY METERING AN AGRICULTURAL FIELD INPUT ACCORDING TO DIFFERENT FRAME SECTIONS - Metering devices for an agricultural implement are provided for applying a field input, for example, pneumatically delivered granular product including seed or fertilizer or sprayed liquid product including fertilizer and the like, to an agricultural field. In the applying of the field input, the rate of application of the dispensers of one section of the implement can be collectively varied in relation to the rate of application of the dispensers of a different section of the implement frame.||12-19-2013|
|20130293412||GEOSPATIAL POSITIONING USING CORRECTION INFORMATION PROVIDED OVER CELLULAR CONTROL CHANNELS - Disclosed is a method of calculating a geospatial position by a mobile device by monitoring with the mobile device a first control channel from a first cell of a cellular communications system; monitoring with the mobile device a second control channel from a second cell of the cellular communications system at the same time as the first cellular control channel; receiving with the mobile device a first correction value sent over the first control channel; receiving with the mobile device a second correction value sent over the second control channel; receiving with the mobile device a signal from a global navigation satellite system; calculating with the mobile device the geospatial position based upon the signal from the global navigation satellite system and at least one of the first correction value and the second correction value.||11-07-2013|
|20120216732||METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR APPLYING A MINIMUM FLOW OF ANHYDROUS AMMONIA AT TARGETED RATES DUE TO LIMITATIONS EXISTING IN CURRENT DISTRIBUTION/DELIVERY - The invention provides an apparatus and method for enabling at least a minimum pressure and flow rate of stored NH3 from a storage tank to knives for injection into soil, regardless of ambient temperature. A pressure sensor and control valve monitors the pressure of the NH3 flow. If the sensed pressure drops below a desired minimum, e.g., 0.5 psi, a controller drives the control valve to open and also signals ramping up of a boost pump. The boost pump pumps NH3 from the storage tank to ensure maintenance of a minimum flow rate and pressure of NH3 from the tank to the soil. The pump runs on-demand only as needed, thereby reducing power requirements when the pump is not needed to supplement NH3 tank pressure.||08-30-2012|
|20110198184||SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DISENGAGING AND ENGAGING A WRAP SPRING CLUTCH - The invention provides a system, device and method for using a rotary actuator, e.g., a stepper motor to actuate a wrap spring clutch. Feedback from a system of sensors and GPS data, including rotational speed, travel speed and direction are provided to improve the reaction accuracy of the clutch. In one embodiment, a plurality of actuator controllers are connected in a configuration wherein one controller is a “master” and the remaining controllers are “slaves” to provide a higher level of machine control.||08-18-2011|
Patent applications by Raven Industries, Inc.