Deere & Company Patent Portfolio Statistics

Deere & Company

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This article summarizes the perfomance of the assignee in the recent years. The overall statistics for this portfolio help to analyze the areas where the assignee is performing well. The filing trend, perfomance across the tech centers and the perfomance of the recent applications has been mentioned below. All the stats are calculated based on the perfomance in USPTO.

How does the overall patent portfolio of Deere & Company look like?

Total Applications: 6,257
Granted Patents: 4,818
Grant Index 88.65 %
Abandoned/Rejected Applications: 617 (11.35%)
In-Process Applications: 789
Average Grant Time: 2.53 Years
Average Office Actions: 1.39

Which Technology Area Deere & Company is filing most patents in? (Last 10 years)

Art Unit Definition Total Applications
3671 Wells, Earth Boring/Moving/Working, Excavating, Mining, Harvesters, Bridges, Roads, Petroleum, Closures, Connections, and Hardware 1,548
Opap Parked GAU 323
3616 Surface Transportation 208
3725 Manufacturing Devices & Processes, Machine Tools & Hand Tools 184
3611 Surface Transportation 181

How many patents are Deere & Company filing every year?

Year Total Applications
2022 0*
2021 159*
2020 486
2019 471
2018 450

*The drop in the number of applications filed in last two years compared to previous years is because applications can take up to 18 months to get published

Recently filed patent applications of Deere & Company in USPTO?

Publication number: US20220030201A1
Application number: 17/494,266

Systems and methods for automatically capturing visual data of a seed placed by a seed planting machine (e.g., a crop row planter). An electronic controller is configured to receive a signal indicative of a seed being dispensed by the seed planting machine and to trigger a camera to capture an image of the dispensed seed in response to a determination, based on the signal, that the seed has been dispensed by the seed planting machine. In some implementations, the system includes a seed sensor configured to detect a seed moving through a seed tube that dispensed seeds from the seed planting machine. In other implementations, the system is configured to detect a new seed being dispensed by the seed planting machine by analyzing image data captured by a camera.

Publication date: 2022-01-27
Applicant: Deere & Company
Inventors: Matthew Mentzer

Publication number: US20220022366A1
Application number: 17/493,423

A row unit for a seeding machine includes a frame supporting a gauge wheel and a seed meter. A depth stop assembly includes a stop setting an upward travel limit of the gauge wheel with respect to the frame, and a handle that is lockable and releasable to move the stop to select among seeding depths. A downforce actuator is operable to generate downforce to be applied through a gauge wheel arm and the gauge wheel to the soil. A downforce sensor is incorporated into the depth stop assembly and movable therewith. The depth stop assembly includes a multi-piece body having a first piece receiving the handle, and a second piece defining a pivot. The first piece of the multipiece body includes a handle-receiving receptacle portion, a fastening portion for fastening to the second body piece adjacent the pivot, and a portion therebetween forming a housing of the downforce sensor.

Publication date: 2022-01-27
Applicant: Deere & Company
Inventors: E Frasier Michael

Publication number: US20220018099A1
Application number: 17/489,938

Graders and methods of operation thereof are disclosed herein. A grader includes a chassis, a saddle linkage, and a motion measurement system. The saddle linkage is supported for movement relative to the chassis and includes a mount movably coupled to the chassis, first and second arms each movably coupled to the mount, and a crossbar movably coupled to each of the first and second arms. The mount has a lock pin aperture, each of the first and second arms has a locking hole, and the crossbar has a plurality of locking holes. The lock pin aperture may be aligned with one locking hole of the first arm, the second arm, or the crossbar to position the saddle linkage in use of the grader. The motion measurement system is coupled to the saddle linkage and configured to measure movement or position of one or more components of the grader in use thereof.

Publication date: 2022-01-20
Applicant: Deere & Company
Inventors: D Michael Peat

How are Deere & Company’s applications performing in USPTO?

Application Number Title Status Art Unit Examiner
17/494,266 System And Method For Visual Confirmation Of Planter Performance OPAP Central, Docket
17/493,423 Planter Row Unit With Load Sensing Depth Stop Assembly OPAP Central, Docket
17/489,938 Apparatuses And Methods For Measuring Saddle Linkage Position Of A Motor Grader OPAP Central, Docket
17/488,683 Agricultural Seed Sensing And Control System OPAP Central, Docket
17/448,387 Satellite Navigation Receiver For Relative Positioning With Bias Estimation Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination OPAP Central, Docket