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源语言标题
(US10337645) Seed gate assembly for an agricultural product distribution system
公开号/公开日
US10337645 US20160121284 / 2019-07-02 2016-05-05
申请号/申请日
US14/932,030 / 2015-11-04
发明人
ROBERGE MARTIN J ZACHARIAS DARWIN L
申请人
CNH GLOBAL CNH INDUSTRIAL
主分类号
IPC分类号
A01C-007/00 A01C-007/10 A01C-007/12 A01C-015/00 F16K-031/00 F16K-031/60
摘要
(US10337645)
One embodiment describes a seed gate assembly disposed between a seed storage tank and a seed meter. The seed gate assembly includes a gate barrier that controls seed flow from the seed storage tank into the seed meter by moving to an open position that enables seed flow from the storage tank into the seed meter and by moving to a closed position that blocks seed flow from the storage tank into the seed meter; and a first seed agitator extending substantially perpendicularly from a surface of the gate barrier, in which the first seed agitator extends into the seed storage tank as the gate barrier moves toward the closed position to dislodge clumped seeds in the seed storage tank.
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地址
代理人
(US10337645) Henkel Rebecca L. DeMille Rickard K.
代理机构
优先权号
2014US-62074826 2015US-14932030
主权利要求
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The invention claimed is:
1. A planting system comprising: 
 a seed storage tank configured to store seeds before distribution to one or more ground engaging opener assemblies of an agricultural implement; 
 a seed meter comprising one or more meter rollers configured to control seed distribution from the seed meter to the one or more ground engaging opener assemblies of the agricultural implement; and 
 a seed gate assembly disposed between the seed storage tank and the seed meter, wherein the seed gate assembly comprises: 
  a gate barrier configured to control seed flow from the seed storage tank into the seed meter by moving to an open position that enables seed flow from the seed storage tank into the seed meter and by moving to a closed position that blocks seed flow from the seed storage tank into the seed meter; and 
  a first seed agitator extending substantially perpendicularly from a surface of the gate barrier, wherein the first seed agitator is configured to extend into the seed storage tank as the gate barrier moves toward the closed position to dislodge clumped seeds in the seed storage tank.
2. The planting system of claim 1, wherein the seed gate assembly comprises a main seed deflector configured to: 
 form a flow path with the gate barrier that enables seed flow from the seed storage tank into the seed meter while the gate barrier of the seed gate assembly is in the open position; and 
 form a junction with the gate barrier that blocks seed flow from the seed storage tank into the seed meter while the gate barrier of the seed gate assembly is in the closed position.
3. The planting system of claim 2, wherein: 
 the main seed deflector of the seed gate assembly is oriented at a first downward sloping angle relative to the seed meter; 
 the gate barrier is configured to be oriented at a second downward sloping angle relative to the seed meter while the gate barrier is in the open position; and 
 the gate barrier is configured to be oriented at a third downward sloping angle relative to the seed meter different from the second downward sloping angle while the gate barrier is in the closed position.
4. The planting system of claim 2, wherein the main seed deflector and the gate barrier of the seed gate assembly are configured to guide seeds toward the flow path while the gate barrier is in the open position and to guide seeds toward the junction while the gate barrier is in the closed position.
5. The planting system of claim 2, wherein the gate barrier of the seed gate assembly is configured to move seeds in the flow path to a region behind the main seed deflector as the gate barrier moves toward the closed position.
6. The planting system of claim 1, wherein the first seed agitator is configured to facilitate movement of the gate barrier toward the closed position by displacing seeds in the seed storage tank.
7. The planting system of claim 1, comprising a second seed agitator extending substantially perpendicularly from the surface of the gate barrier, wherein the second seed agitator is configured to extend into the seed storage tank as the gate barrier moves toward the closed position to dislodge the clumped seeds in the seed storage tank.
8. The planting system of claim 1, wherein the first seed agitator is secured to the surface of the gate barrier by a nut, wherein the nut is configured to establish a gap behind the gate barrier of the seed gate assembly while the gate barrier is in the open position to enable seeds behind the gate barrier to move into the seed meter.
9. The planting system of claim 1, wherein the seed gate assembly comprises: 
 a hinge coupled to the gate barrier, wherein the gate barrier is configured to rotate about the hinge to move from the open position to the closed position; and 
 a hinge seed deflector positioned above the hinge, wherein the hinge seed deflector is configured to guide seeds from the seed storage tank away from the hinge.
10. The planting system of claim 1, wherein the seed gate assembly comprises a lever coupled to the gate barrier, wherein the lever is configured to move the gate barrier between the open position and the closed position.
11. The planting system of claim 10, wherein the lever comprises: 
 a gate connector coupled to the gate barrier; 
 a linkage coupled to the gate connector; and 
 a handle connected to the linkage, wherein the handle is configured to enable an operator to rotate the lever; 
 wherein the linkage is configured to self-lock the seed gate assembly while the gate barrier is in the closed position by moving to an over-center position relative to the gate connector and the handle.
12. The planting system of claim 1, wherein the gate barrier is configured to: 
 enable the seed meter to distribute seeds to the one or more engaging opener assemblies of the agricultural implement while the gate barrier is in the open position; and 
 facilitate maintenance on the seed meter while the gate barrier is in the closed position.
13. A seed gate assembly configured to be disposed between a seed storage tank and a seed meter, wherein the seed gate assembly comprises: 
 a gate barrier configured to control seed flow from the seed storage tank into the seed meter by moving to an open position that enables seed flow from the storage tank into the seed meter and by moving to a closed position that blocks seed flow from the storage tank into the seed meter; and 
 a lever configured to move the gate barrier between the open position and the closed position, wherein the lever comprises: 
  a gate connector coupled to the gate barrier; 
  a handle configured to enable actuation of the lever; and 
  a linkage coupled between the gate connector and the handle, wherein the linkage is configured to self-lock the seed gate assembly while the gate barrier is in the closed position by rotating to an over-center position relative to the gate connector and the handle.
14. The seed gate assembly of claim 13, wherein the handle and the linkage are configured to rotate around a first pivot, and the linkage and the gate connector are configured to rotate around a second pivot; 
 wherein the linkage is configured to rotate to the over-center position by rotating past a center line extending between the first pivot and the second pivot as the gate barrier moves to the closed position.
15. The seed gate assembly of claim 13, wherein the linkage is configured to exert a torque on the handle in a direction that the handle is actuated to move the gate barrier into the closed position.
16. The seed gate assembly of claim 13, comprising a pin configured to lock the handle in a first orientation when the gate barrier is in the open position and to lock the handle in a second orientation when the gate barrier is in the closed position.
法律状态
GRANTED
专利类型码
B2 A1
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