US 9,807,933 B2
Sensor equipped agricultural harvester
Robert S. Boyd, Mount Joy, PA (US); and Matthew D. Weeks, Troupsburg, NY (US)
Assigned to CNH Industrial America LLC, New Holland, PA (US)
Filed by CNH Industrial America LLC, New Holland, PA (US)
Filed on Oct. 13, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/881,329.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/066,059, filed on Oct. 20, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2016/0106038 A1, Apr. 21, 2016
Int. Cl. A01D 41/127 (2006.01); A01D 41/14 (2006.01); A01D 34/00 (2006.01); A01D 101/00 (2006.01)
CPC A01D 41/141 (2013.01) [A01D 34/006 (2013.01); A01D 41/127 (2013.01); A01D 2101/00 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An agricultural harvester, comprising:
a chassis;
at least one ground engaging traction member held by said chassis;
a cutter held by said chassis;
a sensor held by said agricultural harvester so that said sensor is directed in front of said cutter and configured to emit and receive at least one of sound and radio waves and produce a plurality of output signals; and
an electrical processing circuit coupled to said sensor, said electrical processing circuit configured to produce a field map which indicates a bottom of a grain plane from said plurality of output signals and adjust an operating parameter of said agricultural harvester based on said field map.