US Pat. No. 9,468,145

SEAL FOR UNLOADING CONVEYOR ARRANGEMENT

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1. An unloading conveyor arrangement for an agricultural machine, comprising:
a conveyor having a discharge end; and
a spout arrangement at said discharge end of said conveyor, said spout and said discharge end have having an interspatial
gap therebetween, said spout arrangement including:

a spout which is movably connected to said discharge end, said spout including a bottom wall; and
a seal which extends across said interspatial gap, said seal having a first end that is attached to one of said conveyor and
said spout and a second free end which lies against the inside of said bottom wall.

US Pat. No. 9,516,802

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING AN AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM BASED ON SOIL ANALYSIS

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1. An agricultural system, comprising:
a ground engaging tool configured to engage an agricultural field;
an agricultural soil analyzer positioned forward of the ground engaging tool relative to a direction of travel of the agricultural
system, wherein the agricultural soil analyzer is configured to output a first signal indicative of a parameter of soil forward
of the ground engaging tool relative to the direction of travel; and

a controller communicatively coupled to the agricultural soil analyzer, wherein the controller is configured to receive the
first signal from the agricultural soil analyzer, and wherein the controller is configured to determine a target speed of
the agricultural system based on the first signal and to output a second signal indicative of the target speed, to determine
a target pressure of the ground engaging tool based on the first signal and to output a third signal indicative of the target
pressure, to determine a target penetration depth of the ground engaging tool based on the first signal and to output a fourth
signal indicative of the target penetration depth, or a combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,516,798

FOLDING SEQUENCE OF ENTIRE AGRICULTURAL TILLAGE IMPLEMENT

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1. An agricultural tillage implement, comprising:
a main frame section including a pull hitch tube extending in a travel direction, and a tool bar attached to and extending
transverse to said pull hitch tube;

a main shank frame pivotally coupled with said tool bar, said main shank frame operable to pivot up and over said tool bar
when in a transport configuration, said main shank frame further operable to pivot down and forward of said tool bar when
in an operating configuration;

at least one wing section pivotally coupled with said main frame section, said at least one wing section operable to pivot
forward about at least one generally vertical axis to a position adjacent to and generally parallel with said pull hitch tube
when in said transport configuration, said at least one wing section operable to pivot outward about said at least one generally
vertical axis to a position perpendicular to said pull hitch tube when in said operating configuration;

at least one wing front shank frame pivotally coupled with said at least one wing section, said at least one wing front shank
frame operable to pivot to a generally vertical position when in said transport configuration, said at least one wing front
shank frame operable to pivot to a generally horizontal position when in said operating configuration; and

a controller for controlling said main shank frame, said at least one wing section, and said at least one wing front shank
frame, said controller operable to reconfigure the agricultural tillage implement from said operating configuration to said
transport configuration by a folding sequence of steps, said folding sequence of steps comprising:

a first step of pivoting said main shank frame up and over said tool bar;
a second step of pivoting said at least one wing front shank frame to said generally vertical position; and
a third step of pivoting said at least one wing section forward about said at least one generally vertical axis to said position
adjacent to and generally parallel with said pull hitch tube.

US Pat. No. 9,137,948

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CHANGING A LID HEIGHT OF A HARVESTER

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1. A harvester comprising:
a crop receiver configured to receive agricultural material, wherein the crop receiver comprises a lid to cover a portion
of the crop receiver;

a frame assembly coupled to the lid of the crop receiver;
an actuator coupled to the frame assembly and configured to be controlled to adjust a vertical height of the lid;
a sensor coupled to the frame assembly and configured to indicate whether the lid is positioned at a first vertical height
or a second vertical height; and

control circuitry coupled to the sensor and configured to instruct the actuator to move the lid of the crop receiver between
the first vertical height and the second vertical height based at least partly on an indication from the sensor

wherein the frame assembly comprises a plurality of posts and a compactor frame configured to move along the posts, wherein
the compactor frame is selectively driven to compact agricultural product received by the crop receiver.

US Pat. No. 9,320,198

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A DRAPER HEADER DURING AND AFTER A DESLUGGING OR CLEAN OUT OPERATION

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A method of operation of a draper header including a feed draper and at least one side draper during comprising the steps
of
pausing operation of the feed draper and the at least one side draper in the feed direction by controlling at least one control
valve of a valve system of the draper header to divert flow from at least one motor configured to drive the feed draper and
at least one side draper in response to operation of a crop processing mechanism of an attached harvester in the reverse direction;

resuming operation of the feed draper by controlling the valve arrangement to return flow to the feed draper motor in the
feed direction for conveying crop material in the feed direction in response to operation of the crop processing mechanism
in the feed direction for a first predetermined period of time;

resuming operation of the at least one side draper in the feed direction for conveying crop material in the feed direction
toward the feed draper by adjusting the control valve to return flow to the at least one side draper motor in response to
operation of the crop processing mechanism in the feed direction for a second predetermined period of time, longer than the
first predetermined period of time; and

wherein the operation of the feed draper motor and the at least one side draper motor is controlled using an accumulator and
a control valve within the valve arrangement.

US Pat. No. 9,095,094

PICKUP FOR AN AGRICULTURAL MACHINE

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1. A pickup for an agricultural machine comprising
a frame carrying a pickup mechanism and supported on the ground by at least two support wheels,
wherein each of the at least two support wheels is mounted for rotation about a generally horizontal axis on an associated
wheel carrier connected to the frame of the pickup for rotation about a generally vertical caster axis, a projection of the
caster axis-intersecting the ground at a first point offset with respect to an intended forward direction of travel of the
pickup mechanism from a second point of contact of the associated one of the at least two support wheel with the ground, each
carrier is connected by respective spring to a point fixed relative to the frame of the pickup, the spring biasing the carrier
to orient the respective support wheel relative to the frame in the generally forward direction of the pickup mechanism.

US Pat. No. 9,307,688

AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENT WITH COMBINED DOWN FORCE AND DEPTH CONTROL

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1. An agricultural implement system, comprising:
a row unit movably coupled to a tool bar of an agricultural implement;
an opener disk rotatably coupled to a chassis of the row unit and configured to engage soil;
a gauge wheel assembly movably coupled to the chassis and comprising a gauge wheel configured to rotate across a soil surface
to limit a penetration depth of the opener disk into the soil;

a depth control cylinder extending between the chassis and the gauge wheel assembly, wherein the depth control cylinder is
configured to adjust the penetration depth of the opener disk by varying a position of the gauge wheel relative to the chassis;

a down force cylinder extending between the tool bar and the chassis, wherein the down force cylinder is configured to vary
a contact force between the gauge wheel and the soil surface;

a down force control valve in fluid communication with the down force cylinder and configured to regulate a flow of fluid
to the down force cylinder to adjust the contact force;

a double-acting cylinder coupled to the down force control valve, wherein the double-acting cylinder includes a first end
in fluid communication with the depth control cylinder and a second end in fluid communication with a selection control valve,
and wherein the double-acting cylinder is configured to vary the flow of fluid through the down force control valve by equalizing
a pressure differential between the first end and the second end to automatically adjust the contact force based on fluid
pressure within the depth control cylinder;

a press wheel assembly movably coupled to the chassis and comprising a press wheel configured to rotate across the soil surface
to pack soil over deposited seeds; and

a press wheel cylinder extending between the chassis and the press wheel assembly, wherein the press wheel cylinder is configured
to vary a second contact force between the press wheel and the soil surface.

US Pat. No. 9,131,638

INTERMEDIATE LIFT CYLINDER LOCK FOR EXTRA TALL STUBBLE BIOMASS OPERATION

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A wheel lift assembly for an agricultural machine comprising:
a moveable swingarm pivotally connected to the mower and having a wheel connected at a position spaced-apart from the pivot
connection;

an elongate lift cylinder having an extensible rod with an end connector interconnecting the mower and the swingarm, the extensible
rod moveable relative to the cylinder between a retracted limit and an extended limit; and

a lockout mechanism connected adjacent to the rod for pivotal movement between generally opposing locked and unlocked positions,
the lockout mechanism engaging the cylinder and limiting retraction of the rod into the cylinder to a first stop position
spaced apart from the retracted limit when in the locked position and allowing unrestricted movement of the rod between retracted
and extended limits when in the unlocked position,

the lockout mechanism further having an intermediate stop that engages the cylinder upon the lockout mechanism being positioned
at an intermediate position, the intermediate position located between the locked and unlocked positions to limit retraction
of the rod into the cylinder to a second stop position disposed between the extended limit and the first stop position,

the second stop position to accommodate a head flotation of the agricultural machine for an operation thereof associated with
a substantially tall stubble that requires substantially tall skid shoes for the agricultural machine.

US Pat. No. 9,114,832

AUTO-STEERABLE FARMING SYSTEM

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1. An agricultural system comprising:
a prime mover;
an implement coupled to the prime mover and adapted to be towed by the prime mover, the implement having:
a frame supported by a pair of steering wheels between a pair of outer wheels;
a steering sensor generating a wheel orientation feedback signal in response to a measured angular position of at least one
of the steering wheels; and

a steering device operative to turn the steering wheels according to a steering control signal;
a hitch point pivotably connecting the implement to the prime mover;
a towing angle sensor mounted to the hitch point, the towing angle sensor generating a prime mover steering angle signal embodied
with a direct measurement of an angle between the implement and the prime mover;

a steering control including a microprocessor operatively connected to the steering sensor and the towing angle sensor for
receiving the wheel orientation feedback signal and the prime mover steering angle signal,

the steering control is configured to process the wheel orientation feedback signal with respect to the prime mover steering
angle signal, compare the wheel orientation feedback signal to a desired steering angle, determine a corrected steering angle,
and transmit the corrected steering angle to the steering device in the steering control signal.

US Pat. No. 9,068,324

BULLDOZER FOLDING BLADE

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1. A bulldozer comprising:
a folding blade comprising:
a base blade having opposed ends;
a first blade portion rotatably movable about an axis near one end of the base blade;
a second blade portion rotatably movable about an axis near an end of the base blade opposite the first blade portion;
the first blade portion and the second blade portion rotatably movable relative to the base blade between an extended position
and a retracted position;

each blade portion including at least one selectably removable pin;
wherein when installed when the blade portions are in the extended position, the respective pins secure each of the first
blade portion and the second blade portion in the extended position generally aligning working surfaces of the first and second
portions and base blade and when the respective pins are installed when the blade portions are in the retracted position the
respective pins secure the distal ends of the first and second blades in a rotated position that is both forward and inward
of the ends of the base blade

wherein corresponding ends of the base blade and the first blade portion and the second blade portion have facing surfaces
that abut each other in the extended position; and wherein abutting surfaces of the first blade portion and the second blade
portion are oriented at an angle extending outward and rearward from the working surface and define a majority of a total
surface area of the corresponding ends of the first blade portion and the second blade portion, the abutting surfaces providing
structural support for the first blade portion and the second blade portion relative to the corresponding base blade facing
surfaces when the first blade portion and the second blade portion are in the extended position and operated to push material
by the bulldozer.

US Pat. No. 9,215,843

CONVERSION KIT FOR AUTOMATING FOLDABLE AND UNFOLDABLE GRAIN TANK EXTENSIONS OF AN AGRICULTURAL COMBINE

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A conversion kit for automating a foldable and un-foldable grain tank extension for an agricultural combine comprising:
a first bracket assembly for attaching to a first grain tank extension, the first bracket assembly including a first bracket
having a major surface for securing to a major surface of the first grain tank extension;

a second bracket assembly for attaching to a second grain tank extension, the second bracket assembly including a second bracket
having a major surface for securing to a major surface of the second grain tank extension;

a control actuator extending between and operatively connected to the first and second bracket assemblies for moving the first
and second brackets between a folded position and an unfolded position; and

a torque rod assembly extending between and connected to third and fourth grain tank extensions, wherein the torque rod assembly
includes a torque tube connected to the control actuator about a pivot member and extending between the third and fourth grain
tank extensions.

US Pat. No. 9,133,928

AUTOFUNCTION CONTROL SYSTEM FOR MOTOR VEHICLES

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1. An autofunction control system for a motor vehicle, comprising:
an engine;
a transmission;
an accelerator, wherein a position of the accelerator defines a set engine rotation rate; and
a processor configured to:
determine a desired percentage of a maximum available power of the engine for the set engine rotation rate;
control a transmission ratio of the transmission, while maintaining the set engine rotation rate, to load the engine at least
to the desired percentage of the maximum available power while the set engine rotation rate is between a low predetermined
threshold and a high predetermined threshold; and

control the transmission ratio to load the engine to the maximum available power of the engine while the set engine rotation
rate is above the high predetermined threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,309,800

EXHAUST SYSTEM FOR AN OFF-ROAD VEHICLE

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1. An exhaust system for an off-road vehicle comprising:
a housing comprising a body and an outlet port extending upwardly from the body, wherein the body extends radially outward
beyond the outlet port, and the outlet port is configured to release exhaust gas;

an exhaust shield disposed about the body, wherein the exhaust shield comprises at least one opening configured to enable
cooling air to flow from outside the off-road vehicle directly into the exhaust system;

an electronic control unit (ECU) disposed within the exhaust shield; and
an outlet stack disposed about the outlet port such that at least a portion of the outlet stack is radially spaced from the
outlet port to form a gap between the outlet stack and the outlet port, wherein the outlet stack is configured to:

receive the exhaust gas from the outlet port to establish a low pressure region in the outlet stack that aspirates the cooling
air through the at least one opening, over the ECU, and into the outlet stack; and

direct flow of the exhaust gas and the cooling air toward a distal end of the outlet stack.

US Pat. No. 9,307,699

TRANSITION CHAMBER FROM AUGER TO ELEVATOR IN COMBINE HARVESTER

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1. A grain conveyor for a combine harvester comprising:
a grain elevator having an inlet for receiving a flow of grain; and
a transition chamber connected to the grain elevator, the transition chamber including:
an inlet having a non-circular opening, and
an outlet in fluid communication with the transition chamber inlet and the grain elevator inlet, the transition chamber outlet
having an asymmetric non-circular opening larger than the non-circular opening of the transition chamber inlet.

US Pat. No. 9,313,954

AGRICULTURAL SQUARE BALER

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1. An agricultural square baler comprising:
a baling chamber,
a plunger movably received in the baling chamber along the longitudinal axis of the baling chamber,
a feed inlet associated with the baling chamber—to convey crop therethrough for a compression by the plunger,
a plunger drive connected to the plunger to drive the plunger from a rotational movement into a linear reciprocal movement,
the plunger drive being connected to the plunger by at least one joint element,

at least one connecting rod longitudinally delimited by a first end and a second end opposing the first end to transfer the
rotational movement of the plunger driven into the linear reciprocal movement of the plunger, each of the ends of the connecting
rod having a first surface, and

a constraining element for rigidly attaching one end of the connecting rod with the joint element,
wherein the constraining element and the connecting rod are affixed together by an attachment at an attachment location that
is offset from the first surface of the connecting rod.

US Pat. No. 9,283,965

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENHANCING THE PERFORMANCE OF A WORK VEHICLE

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1. A method for enhancing the performance of a work vehicle, the method comprising:
storing a reference transmission torque and a reference transmission speed for a transmission of the work vehicle, at least
one of the reference transmission torque or the reference transmission speed being determined based at least in part on drivetrain
life data associated with at least one drivetrain component of the work vehicle;

determining a current transmission speed for the transmission;
determining a transmission output torque limit for the transmission based on the current transmission speed, the reference
transmission torque and the reference transmission speed; and

controlling an engine of the work vehicle such that a transmission output torque of the transmission does not exceed the transmission
output torque limit while the transmission is being operated at the current transmission speed.

US Pat. No. 9,173,338

INDUCTOR BOX FOR AN AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENT HAVING COMPRESSION LIMITERS

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1. An inductor box for an agricultural implement, comprising:
a housing having a first section configured to receive an agricultural product from a tank, the first section having a sealable
surface, and the sealable surface having a plurality of plates attached thereto; and

a first gasket disposed on the sealable surface and configured to engage a corresponding surface of the tank;
wherein each plate of the plurality of plates is in direct contact with the sealable surface, each plate of the plurality
of plates is configured to extend through a respective opening in the first gasket to directly contact the corresponding surface
of the tank, and the plurality of plates is configured to block compression of the first gasket beyond a first compression
limit.

US Pat. No. 9,080,598

DOUBLE SIDED DOUBLE TELESCOPING DRIVE COUPLING

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1. A drive coupling, comprising
a center sleeve comprising an interior surface configured to transfer torque, and left and right open ends opposite one another
and communicating with the center sleeve interior surface;

a first intermediate sleeve slidingly received in the left open end and having a first exterior surface at least partially
conforming to the center sleeve interior surface, the first intermediate sleeve comprising a first interior surface configured
to transfer torque, and a first open end opposite the center sleeve and communicating with the first interior surface;

a second intermediate sleeve slidingly received in the right open end and having a second exterior surface at least partially
conforming to the center sleeve interior surface, the second intermediate sleeve comprising a second interior surface configured
to transfer torque, and a second open end opposite the center sleeve and communicating with the second interior surface;

a driving member having a driving shaft conforming to the first interior surface of the first intermediate sleeve and slidingly
received in the first intermediate sleeve, wherein the driving shaft is free to telescope with respect to the first intermediate
sleeve; and

a driven member having a driven shaft conforming to the second interior surface of the second intermediate sleeve and slidingly
received in the second intermediate sleeve, wherein the driven shaft is free to telescope with respect to the second intermediate
sleeve.

US Pat. No. 9,308,614

BLADE SHARPENING SYSTEM FOR AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS

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1. A blade sharpening system, comprising:
a base;
a rod extending from the base; and
a sharpener slidably coupled to the rod and configured to engage a generally circular blade of an agricultural implement while
the generally circular blade is mounted on the agricultural implement, wherein the sharpener is configured to move along the
rod to accommodate lateral variations in a profile of the generally circular blade; comprising a biasing assembly configured
to urge the sharpener toward the generally circular blade; wherein the biasing assembly comprises:

a first gear rack coupled to the sharpener;
a first pinion gear engaged with the first gear rack;
a second pinion gear coupled to the first pinion gear; and
a second gear rack engaged with the second pinion gear, wherein a weight of the second gear rack urges the sharpener toward
the generally circular blade via rotation of the first and second pinion gears.

US Pat. No. 9,272,603

AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM HAVING IMPROVED CONDENSATE DRAINAGE

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1. An air conditioning system for a cab of an agricultural machine, comprising:
an air conditioning unit that comprises a evaporator and a blower for generating a reduced pressure in the air conditioning
unit and supplying conditioned air to the cab, the blower positioned to pull air through the evaporator; and

a condensate drain unit that comprises a reservoir to which are connected one or more first drain pipes, which lead to generally
upright second drain pipes that can be mounted in upright profile posts of the cab,

wherein the system further comprises one or more junctions configured for intersecting pipe elements, and one or more supplementary
pipe elements, wherein each of the first drain pipes is connected to the upright second drain pipe via two branches of the
one or more junctions, wherein the inlet end of a supplementary pipe element is mounted onto a third branch of the junction
and wherein the outlet end of each supplementary pipe element is located at the suction side of the blower and the outlet
end of the supplementary pipe elements is located in the air flow path in the space between the evaporator and the blower.

US Pat. No. 9,151,253

RAIN DEFLECTOR FOR AN INTAKE DUCT OF A WORK VEHICLE

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1. An intake duct for an air intake system of a work vehicle, the intake duct comprising:
an elongated body defining an air passage extending between an intake end and an outlet end, the elongated body further including
a recessed intake at the intake end including a first side section and a second side section, at least one of the first side
section or the second side defining an opening for directing air into an air passage, the recessed intake further including

a deflector projecting outwardly from the first and second side sections, the deflector being configured to shield the air
passage from water directed towards the recessed inlet; the deflector comprising at least a first deflector portion extending
between a top edge and a bottom edge and at least a second deflector portion extending between a top edge and a bottom edge,
the first deflector portion being flared outwardly at its bottom edge relative to the top edge of the second deflector portion
such that a first deflector opening which is in communication with the air passage is defined between first and second deflector
portions, wherein the bottom edge of the first deflector portion is horizontally aligned with or disposed vertically below
the to edge of the second deflector portion, the first deflector portion configured to deflect horizontally driven water downward
due this alignment with the top edge of the second deflector; and

a screen covering at least the recessed intake and the first deflector portion and the second deflector portion, the deflector
projecting outwardly from first and second side sections in the direction of the screen, and the screen providing at least
a partial deflection of water away from the elongated body of the intake duct.

US Pat. No. 9,078,397

SYSTEM FOR CONVEYING AGRICULTURAL MATERIAL IN A HARVESTER

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1. A harvester comprising:
a rotor configured to rotate to separate a plant into a first agricultural material and a second agricultural material;
a grate disposed vertically below the rotor and configured to further separate the first and second agricultural materials
from one another; and

a first conveyor configured to receive the first and second agricultural material directly from a trailing end of the rotor
and a trailing end of the grate; and

a residual capturing system having an inlet portion located rearward of the conveyor and configured to receive the first agricultural
material from the first conveyor, and generally block the second agricultural material from entering a redirecting mechanism
to direct the first agricultural material toward a cleaning system.

US Pat. No. 9,439,357

SQUARE BALERS

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A square baler comprising:
a display system that provides an operator of the square baler with a weight for completed bales, and
an indication as part of the display system, the indication enables modification for a setting of the baler that affects a
crop density within the bale in order to achieve a uniform bale weight, wherein the indication serves to indicate to the operator
a measured average bale weight representative of a rolling average for a weight of a predetermined number of bales last discharged
from the baler, wherein in determining the measured average bale weight weighting factors are applied to respective weights
of the predetermined numbers of bales while averaging, and wherein the weighting factors vary so as to attach greater significance
to the more recently completed bales.

US Pat. No. 9,376,227

BALER BRAKE DRUM LOCKING MECHANISM

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A baler comprising:
a net feeding assembly; and
a net dispensing assembly configured to dispense net wrapping from a net roll to the net feeding assembly, the net dispensing
assembly comprising:

a net roll support tube configured to hold the net roll;
a brake drum assembly coupled to the net roll support tube and configured to rotate about the net roll support tube and apply
tension to the net wrapping dispensed from the net roll;

a pivoting element configured to move the net roll support tube between an operating position and a load-unload position;
and

a locking mechanism coupled to the brake drum assembly and configured to prevent the brake drum assembly from rotating in
a direction opposite an operating direction when the net roll support tube is in at least one of (i) the load-unload position
and (ii) the operating position;

wherein the locking mechanism comprises a latch coupled to a brake drum on the brake drum assembly and the latch is configured
to prevent the brake drum assembly from rotating in the direction opposite the operating direction by engaging a stationary
portion of the net dispensing assembly when the net roll support tube is in the load-unload position.

US Pat. No. 9,271,447

SYSTEM FOR FLEXIBLE CROP RESIDUE MANAGEMENT

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A crop residue management apparatus for flexible distribution of straw and chaff
contained within the crop residue, said apparatus comprising:
a pair of laterally spaced spreader devices for distributing a crop residue laterally;
a duct for directing a crop residue stream to said spreader devices in a downward direction toward said laterally spaced spreader
devices; and,

a swath chute displaceable between a first position in which the swath chute is out of the crop residue stream and a second
position in which it directs straw in the residue stream in a windrow behind said apparatus and directs chaff laterally, wherein
the swath chute has a bottom portion converging in a downstream direction and sidewalls extending from the bottom section;
and

a deflector connected to the bottom of the bottom portion to deflect chaff from the spreaders in a lateral direction wherein
the spreader devices are circular disks and the deflector extending from the bottom of the bottom portion is curved to conform
to the curving of the disks.

US Pat. No. 9,215,837

AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENT WITH COMBINED DOWN FORCE AND DEPTH CONTROL

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. An a agricultural implement system, comprising:
a down force cylinder configured to apply a downward force to a row unit;
a depth control cylinder configured to vary a penetration depth of a ground engaging tool of the row unit;
a valve assembly in fluid communication with the down force cylinder and the depth control cylinder, wherein the valve assembly
is configured to automatically adjust the downward force by varying fluid pressure within the down force cylinder based on
fluid pressure within the depth control cylinder; and

a blocking valve disposed between the down force cylinder and the valve assembly, wherein the blocking valve is configured
to block fluid flow from the down force cylinder while the row unit is in a non-working position.

US Pat. No. 9,217,505

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENHANCING THE OPERATION OF A CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION OF A WORK VEHICLE

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A computer-implemented method for enhancing the performance of a continuously variable transmission of a work vehicle,
the method comprising:
engaging a range clutch of the continuously variable transmission;
cycling a directional clutch of the continuously variable transmission between an engaged state and a disengaged state while
the range clutch is engaged;

controlling a position of a swash plate of the continuously variable transmission such that a ground speed of the work vehicle
is maintained substantially at zero while the directional clutch is cycled between the engaged and disengaged states and

maintaining a parking brake of the work vehicle engaged while the directional clutch is cycled between the engaged and disengaged
states.

US Pat. No. 9,101,092

SQUARE BALER COMPRISING A CONTROL SYSTEM

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A square baler comprising:
a control system;
a baling chamber having a compression element configured for movement therein;
an intake duct leading toward the baling chamber;
a sensor for measuring the weight of completed bales,
at least one density sensor configured for measuring a relative density of crop slices within at least one of the intake duct
and an intake region of the baling chamber, and

the control system configured to receive a signal from the density sensor;
wherein the control system is determines a predicted weight of a slice in the at least one of the intake duct and the intake
region of the baling chamber derived from the measured relative density values of the slice and a computed correlation; and

wherein the correlation used by system is determined from the measured relative density of a number of slices in the at least
one of the intake duct and the intake region of the baling chamber with the cumulative weight of the number of slices after
they have been compressed and bound to form a completed bale.

US Pat. No. 9,226,453

LOOP KNOTTER SYSTEM FOR A BALER

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1. A tying mechanism comprising
a bill hook
twine holding device-for holding strands of twines;
a cutting arm adapted for cutting twines between the bill hook and the twine holder whilst moving between a rest position
and an extended position;

a drive adapted to make the bill hook perform at least a first full rotation and a second full rotation and to move the cutting
arm from the rest position to the extended position and back during a full operation cycle to form respectively a first and
a second consecutive knot;

wherein the tying mechanism further comprises a tension regulating mechanism which is able to provide and regulate tension
exerted to the twine holding-device during operation of the tying mechanism; the twine holding device comprises a twine disk
having notches for receiving the strands of twine and a twine holder able to press against the twine disk such that the notches
is closeable to retain the strands in the notches and wherein the tension regulating mechanism comprises a spring mechanism
pressing against the twine holder to urge the twine holder against the twine disk; and wherein the tension regulating mechanism
further comprises a tension releasing mechanism comprising at least one shoulder connected to the drive and a plate, the plate
moveable at a first end over the shoulder while pushing at a second end against the spring mechanism, as to release the tension
exerted by the spring mechanism on the twine holder.

US Pat. No. 9,103,262

COMBINED INTAKE ASPIRATOR VENTURI TUBE AND WATER TRAP IN VERTICAL EXHAUST OUTLET STACK

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. An exhaust system for a work vehicle comprising:
an elongated, generally cylindrical exhaust stack having a lower end configured to receive exhaust gas from an internal combustion
engine, a generally opposing upper end configured to expel exhaust gas into the atmosphere, and a stack wall;

a venturi insert having a lower inlet end, an upper discharge end, and a throat therebetween, the venturi insert configured
to fit within the exhaust stack wall thereby forming an annular space thereabout;

a continuous, circumferential flange connecting the venturi insert to the stack wall, the circumferential flange connecting
to the venturi insert adjacent to the lower inlet end in a manner forcing exhaust gas to pass through the throat in order
to be expelled into the atmosphere, wherein the upper discharge end of the venturi insert is not connected to the stack wall;

an aspirator tube penetrating the stack wall and having a first open end positioned relative to the throat to produce a relative
vacuum within the aspirator tube when exhaust gas flows through the venturi insert; and

at least one penetration through the stack wall and positioned above the circumferential flange, thereby enabling moisture
flowing downwardly along the interior of the stack wall to be collected atop the circumferential flange and expelled from
the exhaust stack through the at least one penetration.

US Pat. No. 9,101,090

WINDROWER AUTOGUIDANCE HYDRAULIC STEERING INTERFACE

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A direction control mechanism for a differential speed steered agricultural machine comprising:
right and left drive motors;
right and left hydraulic drive pumps connected in tandem to and driven by an engine, each drive pump having a displacement
control mechanism including a pintel arm rotatable between first and second positions, rotation of which changes hydraulic
fluid flow rate from respective drive pumps to control speed and direction of respective drive motors;

a control input shaft connected to the left and right pintel arms, the shaft rotatable about its longitudinal axis and translatable
along its longitudinal axis, rotation of the shaft causing simultaneous rotation of the pintel arms in opposite directions,
translation of the shaft causing simultaneous rotation of the pintel arms in the same direction;

a steering drive motor connected to the control input shaft to rotate the shaft thereby managing relative displacement of
the right and left hydraulic pumps;

a steering wheel connected to rotate a hydraulic steering valve to the right and left of a central position, the steering
valve directing a volume of pressurized hydraulic fluid dependent upon the degree and direction of steering wheel rotation
from the central position to the steering drive motor causing rotation of the control input shaft in proportion to the degree
of rotation of the steering wheel;

an automated steering control apparatus receiving signals from a vehicle guidance system indicative of the degree and magnitude
of right and left direction inputs to steer the machine along a predetermined track, the automated steering control apparatus
directing a volume of pressurized hydraulic fluid to the steering drive motor, the volume dependent upon the degree and magnitude
of the direction change necessary to steer the machine by causing rotation of the control input shaft necessary to achieve
the required direction and magnitude of the machine directional change; and

a selector valve positionable between first and second positions, the first position enabling machine steering by the steering
wheel, the second position enabling machine steering by the vehicle guidance system.

US Pat. No. 9,101,091

GUIDE SYSTEM FOR THE PLUNGER OF A RECTANGULAR BALER

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A rectangular baler comprising:
a bale chamber;
a compacting plunger that reciprocates in the bale chamber to advance crop material in a discharge direction towards a discharge
opening of the bale chamber;

a guide system that guides the plunger in the bale chamber, said guide system comprising at least one guide assembly, each
guide assembly including a guide element; and a threaded shaft and nut that positions the guide element; and

an elongated slot is arranged in a horizontal member of the compacting plunger, said elongated slot extends in a slot direction
at an angle between 1 and 85 degrees with respect to the discharge direction, said thread shaft being arranged in an upright
position perpendicular to the slot direction.

US Pat. No. 9,357,689

PRESSURE CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AN AGRICULTURAL PLANTER

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A planter system, comprising:
a planter comprising:
an unloading valve fluidly coupled to a pump via an inlet and an outlet, wherein the unloading valve is configured to receive
a fluid at a supply pressure from the pump via the inlet, to supply a first portion of the fluid from the inlet to at least
one hydraulically driven component of the planter at an unloading pressure less than the supply pressure, and to recirculate
a remainder of the fluid to the pump via the outlet; and

a controller communicatively coupled to the unloading valve and to the pump, wherein the controller is configured to adjust
the pump to control the supply pressure of the fluid supplied to the unloading valve and to adjust the unloading valve to
control the unloading pressure of the first portion supplied to the at least one hydraulically driven component of the planter.

US Pat. No. 9,273,648

AIR INTAKE SYSTEM FOR A WORK VEHICLE

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. An air intake system for a work vehicle, wherein ambient air is taken into the air intake system, the air intake system
comprising:
a filter assembly including a pre-cleaner and an air filter, the filter assembly defining at least one outlet port;
an air valve movable between an opened position and a closed position; and
a blower coupled to the at least one outlet port via a conduit, the blower being configured to create a vacuum within the
conduit such that particulates are removed from the filter assembly through the at least one outlet port,

wherein, when the air valve is in the opened position, an airflow is directed through the filter assembly in an intake direction
from the pre-cleaner through an upstream side of the air filter such that particulates separated from the airflow within the
pre-cleaner are expelled from the filter assembly through the at least one outlet port and, when the engine is turned off
and the air valve is in the closed position, the airflow is directed through the air filter in a reverse direction such that
particulates are directed from the upstream side of the air filter and are expelled from the filter assembly through the at
least one outlet port.

US Pat. No. 9,267,413

EXHAUST SYSTEM FOR AN AGRICULTURAL VEHICLE

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. An exhaust system for an agricultural vehicle comprising:
a mixer comprising:
an outer conduit having a plurality of openings configured to receive a flow of exhaust gas along a direction cross-wise to
a longitudinal axis of the mixer;

and an inner conduit that receives a spray of diesel exhaust fluid through a distal end of the inner conduit along the longitudinal
axis of the mixer during operation of the exhaust system;

wherein the diesel exhaust fluid comprises an aqueous urea solution; and the outer conduit is disposed about the inner conduit,
and configured to direct the flow of exhaust gas from the openings toward the distal end of the inner conduit to mix the spray
of diesel exhaust fluid with the exhaust gas; and the inner conduit is configured to discharge the exhaust gas along the longitudinal
axis of the mixer.

US Pat. No. 9,204,592

SYSTEM FOR SECURING INDUCTOR SEGMENTS TO AN INDUCTOR ASSEMBLY OF AN AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENT

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. An inductor assembly for an agricultural implement, comprising:
an inductor box comprising a wall configured to separate an interior of the inductor box from an exterior of the inductor
box, wherein the wall comprises an inner surface exposed to the interior and an outer surface exposed to the exterior, and
the inductor box is configured to receive agricultural product and an airflow;

a first inductor segment comprising a first mixing portion and a first delivery portion, wherein the first mixing portion
interfaces with the inner surface and is configured to mix the agricultural product and the airflow into a first mixture,
and the first delivery portion extends through the wall and is configured to convey the first mixture to a first conduit;

a first mounting clip configured to interface with the outer surface of the wall and the first delivery portion while the
first mounting clip is in a first installed position, wherein while in the first installed position, the first mounting clip
is configured to couple the first inductor segment to the inductor box, and to form a first seal between the interior and
the exterior of the inductor box on the inner surface of the wall;

a second inductor segment comprising a second mixing portion and a second delivery portion, wherein the second mixing portion
interfaces with the inner surface of the wall and is configured to mix the agricultural product and the airflow into a second
mixture, and the second delivery portion extends through the wall and is configured to convey the second mixture to a second
conduit; and

a second mounting clip configured to interface with the outer surface of the wall and the second delivery portion while the
second mounting clip is in a second installed position, wherein while in the second installed position, the second mounting
clip is configured to couple the second inductor segment to the inductor box, and to form a second seal between the interior
and the exterior of the inductor box on the inner surface of the wall, and the second seal is formed on the inner surface
of the wall;

wherein the inductor assembly comprises a gasket disposed between the first inductor segment and the inner surface of the
wall, and between the second inductor segment and the inner surface of the wall, wherein the gasket is configured to be compressed
between the first inductor segment and the inner surface of the wall to form the first seal while the first mounting clip
is in the first installed position, and to be compressed between the second inductor segment and the inner surface of the
wall to form the second seal while the second mounting clip is in the second installed position.

US Pat. No. 9,192,101

PICK-UP TINE BRACKET WITH FLANGE

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. An improved pick-up tine reel for an agricultural machine comprising:
first and second spaced apart and generally opposing end plates arranged for rotation about a common, laterally aligned axis;
a tine bar spanning between said first and second end plates for rotation therewith to define a generally cylindrical rotational
path;

a plurality of tines connected to said tine bar, each tine having a mounting loop for attachment to said tine bar and a tine
finger and a spring coil disposed on opposing sides of the mounting loop, each said spring coil being coiled about an axis
generally parallel to said common axis; and

a tine mounting bracket for connecting each of said plurality of tines to said tine bar, said mounting bracket comprising
a first portion configured to matingly engage and clamp said mounting loop in a fixed position therebetween, said first portion
having a first side surface oriented for adjacent contact with a first side of each said spring coil and second portions extending
generally perpendicular to the first portion and each having a restraining surface oriented for adjacent contact with a second
side of each said spring coil wherein movement of each said tine finger is laterally inhibited in both first and second opposing
direction by contact between the second side of each coil and the restraining surface.

US Pat. No. 9,185,842

EXHAUST WEBBING FOR AN AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENT TANK

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A seed tank assembly for an agricultural implement comprising:
an exhaust opening formed in a housing configured to store seeds, wherein the exhaust opening is configured to facilitate
exhaust of the seeds from the housing via gravity; and

at least one webbing that extends across the exhaust opening to form a plurality of apertures, wherein the at least one webbing
is integrally molded into the housing, and wherein the at least one webbing is configured to provide structural support to
the seed tank assembly, to reduce seed head pressure into an inductor box positioned beneath the exhaust opening, and to flex
in response to pressurization of the housing to dislodge seeds on an upper surface of the at least one webbing.

US Pat. No. 9,090,137

ADJUSTABLE BALLASTED PULL HITCH

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. An agricultural implement, comprising:
a main frame portion for supporting tools to perform agricultural tasks, and a ballasted pull hitch assembly for coupling
the main frame portion with a traction unit to be towed thereby in a generally horizontal forward direction of travel; said
ballasted pull hitch assembly comprising a pull frame and a pull hitch;

said pull frame comprising:
a transverse portion coupled with the main frame section;
a longitudinal portion having a generally rectangular hollow interior extending toward the traction unit and terminating at
an open end near said pull hitch; and

a ballast of generally rectangular cross-sectional configuration within said longitudinal portion hollow interior;
said pull hitch comprising:
a coupler adapted to be connected with a mating coupler of the traction unit;
at least one hitch plate for joining the coupler with the pull frame longitudinal portion; and
a ballast retainer removably fixed to the ballasted pull hitch assembly for retaining the ballast within the longitudinal
portion hollow interior.

US Pat. No. 9,386,748

TRANSPORT SYSTEM FOR A HEADER OF AN AGRICULTURAL HARVESTER

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A transport assembly for a header of an agricultural harvester comprising:
a header frame;
an axle support member supporting a wheel axle, the wheel axle rotatably carrying a transport wheel, wherein the axle support
member has a first end and a second end distal to the first end; and

a first swing arm having a first end pivotably connected to the header frame and a second end opposite the first end pivotably
connected to the axle support member,

comprising a second swing arm having a first end pivotably connected to the header frame and a second end opposite the first
end pivotably connected to the axle support member, wherein the second swing arm has an overall longitudinal length greater
than an overall longitudinal length of the first swing arm, wherein the first end of the second swing arm is pivotably connected
to the header frame above the first end of the first swing arm, and wherein the second end of the first swing arm is connected
to the axle support member proximate the axle support member first end and the second end of the second swing arm is connected
to the axle support member at a point spaced from the second end of the first swing arm

wherein the axle support member pivots relative to the first and second swing arms between a harvesting position and a transportation
position, and wherein the transport wheel swings under the header frame through a vertical plane as it moves between harvesting
and transportation positions.

US Pat. No. 9,226,447

END DIVIDER FOR A HEADER OF AN AGRICULTURAL HARVESTER

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. An agricultural header, the header comprising:
a frame connectable to an agricultural harvester;
a harvesting reel rotatably carried by said frame and moveable in the vertical direction and in the fore and aft directions;
and

an end divider assembly extending from a side end of the frame, the end divider assembly including:
a first part, and
a second part in telescoping arrangement with the first part, the second part having a front end and a rear end,
wherein the second part is connected to a side end of the harvesting reel and the front end of the second part is at a predetermined
horizontal distance from a forward most end of the harvesting reel, and

wherein the second part is coupled to the harvesting reel to move with the harvesting reel in the fore and aft directions
to maintain the predetermined horizontal distance and to move independently of the harvesting reel when the harvesting reel
moves in the vertical direction.

US Pat. No. 9,162,659

METHOD OF AND APPARATUS FOR BRAKING A TRACTOR-TRAILER COMBINATION

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A method of controlling the braking of a tractor-trailer combination in which the tractor includes a drive train having
an engine and at least one ground-engaging member driveably connected thereto via an adjustable-ratio transmission; at least
one ground-engaging member of the tractor includes at least one tractor brake; and at least one ground-engaging member of
the trailer includes at least one further, trailer brake, the method comprising:
determining a reference deceleration value AX—REF derived from (i) the deceleration of the tractor, when considered alone, resulting from braking effort applied via the tractor
brake and/or (ii) the deceleration of the tractor, when considered alone, resulting from engine braking;

measuring a value AX—MEASURED of the deceleration of the tractor-trailer combination; and

comparing in a closed-loop control arrangement the reference and measured deceleration values and establishing therefrom a
target value of braking effort of the trailer brake that approximates the braking of the tractor-trailer combination to the
braking of the tractor when considered alone,

wherein the reference deceleration value is calculated in accordance with the expression

wherein AX—REF is the reference deceleration value, FTRACTOR—BRAKES is the brake force generated by the tractor from the braking effort applied via the at least one tractor brake and/or by engine
braking and MTRACTOR is the mass of the tractor omitting the mass of the trailer,

wherein the target value of braking effort of the trailer brake is FTRAILER—BRAKES—CLOSED—LOOP and is related to the reference deceleration value AX—REF by the expression:

in which additionally AX—MEASURED is a measured value of deceleration of the tractor-trailer combination, FENGINE—BRAKE is the braking effort resulting from engine braking and MTRAILER is the mass of the trailer forming part of the combination.

US Pat. No. 9,144,197

DUAL CONVEYOR INFEED FOR A HEADER OF AN AGRICULTURAL HARVESTER

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A header for an agricultural harvester comprising:
a chassis;
a crop cutter mounted on the chassis;
a header conveyor for receiving grain harvested by the crop cutter and conveying the grain towards an outlet of the header;
a first conveyor adjacent the outlet for receiving a flow of grain from the header conveyor and conveying the flow of grain
rearwardly towards the outlet;

a sensor for detecting a flow characteristic of the flow of grain received by the first conveyor; and
a second conveyor disposed diametrically opposed to the first conveyor for simultaneously engaging the flow of grain conveyed
by the first conveyor to facilitate conveying the flow of grain toward the outlet, wherein said second conveyor is movable
relative to said first conveyor based upon the detected flow characteristic of the flow of grain received by the first conveyor.

US Pat. No. 9,408,348

ADJUSTABLE ROW UNIT DECK PLATE FOR A HEADER OF AN AGRICULTURAL HARVESTER

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A row unit for a header comprising:
a first deck plate assembly that includes:
a first body having a first gear,
a first deck plate extending from the first body, and
a torsion spring operatively connected to the first body; and
a second deck plate assembly that includes:
a second body having a second gear operatively engaged with the first gear,
a second deck plate extending from the second body and defining a stalk receiving gap with the first deck plate,
wherein the torsion spring biases the first body to urge the first and second deck plates towards each other;
wherein the torsion spring is housed within a carrier housing and includes a first end connected to a pivot pin and a second
end connected to a control pin,

the carrier housing rotatably movable relative to the first body,
the pivot pin having a first end pivotally connected to a body portion of the row unit and a second end fixedly connected
to the first end of the torsion spring,

the second end of the pivot pin further being fixedly connected to the carrier housing,
the control pin is indirectly affixed to the first deck plate.

US Pat. No. 9,351,444

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BALING AGRICULTURAL CROP MATERIAL

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. An agricultural baler disposed on a movable agricultural implement comprising:
a first plunger and a second plunger, positioned on an opposite longitudinal end of a baling chamber from the first plunger;
a strap feeding assembly; and
a track assembly disposed within a first slot formed on a first material-facing surface of the first plunger, a second slot
formed on a second material-facing surface of the second plunger, a third slot formed on a third material-facing surface of
a first wall of the baling chamber, and fourth slot formed on a fourth material-facing surface of a second wall of the baling
chamber, wherein the first and second walls are positioned on opposite lateral or vertical sides of the baling chamber;

wherein the first plunger is configured to compress material within the baling chamber into a bale, and the strap feeding
assembly is configured to propel an end of a strap through the track assembly, around the baling chamber, and into a sealing
assembly configured to bind a first portion of the strap to a second portion of the strap to seal the strap into a loop around
the bale within the baling chamber, and wherein the agricultural baler is disposed on a movable agricultural implement.

US Pat. No. 9,392,748

PLUNGER FOR SQUARE BALER

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A baler comprising:
a main bale chamber having upper, lower and side walls, said main bale chamber having an outlet for discharge of compressed
crop material into bales;

a plunger reciprocable within said main bale chamber between a first position away from said outlet and a second position
towards said outlet, said plunger having an end face with a lower and a upper edge for compressing crop material in said main
bale chamber;

a mechanism for reciprocating said plunger within said main bale chamber between said first and second positions;
an opening in one of said walls having a front edge and positioned to permit entry of crop material into said main bale chamber
when said plunger is in said first position, the lower edge of said plunger end face sweeping over said opening when said
plunger is translated between said first and second positions;

a first guide mechanism for translation of said plunger between said first and second positions, said first guide mechanism
permitting pivoting of said plunger about an axis substantially parallel to the front edge of said opening; and

a second guide mechanism connected between at least one of said main bale chamber walls and said plunger, said first and second
guide mechanisms cooperating to place said plunger in a first tilted orientation so that the upper edge of said plunger end
face compresses crop material first when said plunger is in said first position and as the plunger moves toward said second
position, said first and second guide mechanisms further orient the plunger end face to a second orientation so that both
of the upper and lower edges compress the crop material equally, said second guide mechanism providing a predetermined translation
from said first to said second orientation, wherein in the first orientation the upper edge of said plunger end face is closer
to said second position than the lower edge of said plunger end face.

US Pat. No. 9,386,750

ADJUSTABLE BALER FEEDER DUCT

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. Agricultural baler comprising:
a wheeled frame;
a baling chamber mounted to said frame and extending generally fore-and-aft with respect to an intended direction of movement
of the baler and having an inlet opening in a lower wall thereof;

a compression surface mounted for reciprocation within the baling chamber for compressing crop material fed through said inlet
opening into said baling chamber to form a bale thereof;

a feeder comprising tines to stuff crop material from a feeder duct into the baling chamber,
the feeder duct communicating at one end with the inlet opening in the baling chamber and curving downwardly and forwardly
there from and terminating in a lower, forwardly facing open crop receiving mouth; the feeder duct comprising upper and lower
curved walls of which the upper wall comprises slots, extending generally from said crop receiving mouth to said inlet opening
in the baling chamber for cooperation with said tines;

an adjusting mechanism for setting an upper end of the upper wall in a predetermined position, and a lower end of the upper
wall is designed to pivot around an axis near an entry point of the feeder into the lower end of the upper wall.

US Pat. No. 9,145,659

RIDE CONTROL SYSTEM

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A method for controlling a ride control system for a vehicle, the method comprising:
measuring a speed of a vehicle;
comparing the measured speed to a predetermined speed;
measuring a pressure associated with the vehicle;
comparing the measured pressure to a predetermined threshold pressure;
determining whether a hand throttle for the vehicle is in a neutral position;
determining whether a foot throttle for the vehicle has been used within a predetermined time period; and
engaging a ride control system in response to the measured speed being greater than the predetermined speed, the measured
pressure being less than the predetermined threshold pressure, the hand throttle being in the neutral position and the foot
throttle having been used within a predetermined time period.

US Pat. No. 9,139,192

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SYNCHRONIZING ERPM AND GEAR CHANGES OF A WORK VEHICLE

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A method for operating a work vehicle in an automatic speed control mode, the method comprising:
receiving an input associated with a desired ground speed of the work vehicle;
determining with a controller to implement a gear change and an erpm change in order to maintain the work vehicle at the desired
ground speed, wherein the gear change includes a gear prep phase and a ratio change phase; and

controlling a timing parameter of at least one of the gear change or the erpm change such that the ratio change phase and
the erpm change occur substantially simultaneously.

US Pat. No. 9,462,752

HARVESTER WITH CLEANING SYSTEM HAVING EARLY CLEAN GRAIN EVACUATION

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A harvester having a threshing system configured to separate grain harvested by the harvester from crop residue and direct
a downwardly falling flow of the grain to a cleaning system disposed within the harvester, the harvester comprising at least
two sieves disposed and configured to sequentially receive and clean the grain;
a fan assembly configured to direct air along at least one air flow path through the sieves; and
a clean grain evacuation device disposed to receive a portion of the flow of the grain directly from a first of the sieves
and evacuate the received portion of the grain from the sieves wherein the clean grain evacuation device comprises a trough
housing having an opening disposed to receive the portion of the flow of grain and a connection to a path leading toward a
clean grain receiving system of the harvester, the opening at least one of forward and above a second sieve of the at least
two sieves and wherein the at least one air flow path comprises a first path forward of the housing and a second path passing
below the trough housing.

US Pat. No. 9,371,898

CONTROL SYSTEM FOR A MACHINE WITH A DUAL PATH ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED HYDROSTATIC TRANSMISSION

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A method for controlling a machine with an electronically controlled hydrostatic transmission, the method comprising:
providing a machine having an engine and an electronically controlled hydrostatic transmission, the electronically controlled
hydrostatic transmission including an input device, a first drive system and a second drive system, each of the first drive
system and the second drive system having at least one pump and at least one motor controlled by a corresponding solenoid,
the input device providing propulsion and steering commands for the first drive system and the second drive system;

generating current commands for the solenoids of the at least one pump and the at least one motor of each of the first drive
system and the second drive system based on the propulsion command, the steering command and at least one measured machine
operating parameter; and

applying the current commands to the solenoids of the at least one pump and the at least one motor of each of the first drive
system and the second drive system, said generating current commands for the solenoids includes calculating a first command
based on the propulsion command, a brake pedal position, a speed setting and a reference engine speed, said generating current
commands for the solenoids includes converting the first command into a pump displacement value and a motor displacement value,
said generating current commands for the solenoids includes: determining a modified motor displacement value from the motor
displacement value and the steering command; and determining a modified pump displacement value from the pump displacement
value and the steering command, said determining a modified pump displacement value includes modifying the pump displacement
value by a ramping block value to thereby effect a change in a rate of change of pump displacement values, the rate of change
of the pump displacement values being changed while the applying step is being carried out, the ramping block value being
dependent upon a ramping selection.

US Pat. No. 9,357,703

PIVOT SUPPORT MEMBER FOR AGRICULTURAL MACHINE

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. An agricultural machine, comprising:
a base member;
a residue assembly;
a support member assembly being pivotally coupled with said base member and being connected to said residue assembly, said
support member assembly supporting said residue assembly and being configured for moving said residue assembly relative to
said base member between a residue assembly operating position and a residue assembly service position about a pivot axis
substantially without raising an elevation of said residue assembly when said residue assembly is in said residue assembly
service position, said support member assembly including a first bracket and a second bracket, said first bracket and said
second bracket being coupled with said base member, said support member assembly being connected to each of said first bracket
and said second bracket when said residue assembly is in said residue assembly operating position and being connected to said
first bracket but not said second bracket when said residue assembly is in said residue assembly service position, and a first
elongate arm and a second elongate arm pivotally connected to said first elongate arm, said first elongate arm being pivotally
connected to said first bracket, said second elongate arm being connected to said residue assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,285,022

GEAR BOX ASSEMBLY FOR A TWIN ROTOR COMBINE

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A gear box assembly for a twin rotor combine comprising:
a two speed gear box having:
a casing,
an input shaft,
an output shaft, and
a two speed gear assembly housed within the casing and operatively connected between the input shaft and the output shaft;
and

a splitter gear box operatively connected to the output shaft, the splitter gear box having:
a housing, and
a splitter gear assembly housed within the housing and configured to split a torque provided by the output shaft between a
first output shaft and a second output shaft extending from the housing in a first direction substantially opposite a second
direction the output shaft extends from the two speed gear box,

wherein the two speed gear box is pivotable about an axis extending coaxial with a longitudinal axis of the output shaft of
the two speed gear box relative to the splitter gear box housing,

wherein the casing includes a pilot circumscribing the output shaft for mounting to a pilot bore of the splitter gear box,
and

wherein the first and second output shafts extend from the housing about a same side of the housing having the pilot bore.

US Pat. No. 9,340,208

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE ACCELERATION OF A WORK VEHICLE

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A method for controlling acceleration of a work vehicle, the method comprising:
determining, by a computing device, a vehicle speed error based on a desired speed for the work vehicle and an actual speed
of the work vehicle;

calculating, by the computing device, an initial acceleration command for the work vehicle based on the vehicle speed error;
monitoring, by the computing device, a current engine load on an engine of the work vehicle;
determining, by the computing device, an engine load error for the engine based on the current engine load;
calculating, by the computing device, an acceleration limit for the work vehicle based on the engine load error, the acceleration
limit being calculated via a PID control algorithm implemented by the computing device; and

controlling, by the computing device, the operation of at least one of the engine or a transmission of the work vehicle based
on a final acceleration command to adjust the actual speed of the work vehicle, the final acceleration command corresponding
to the lesser of the initial acceleration command and the acceleration limit.

US Pat. No. 9,333,858

PTO TRANSMISSION SYSTEM IN A WORK VEHICLE

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A power take-off (PTO) transmission system in a work vehicle configured to transmit power to a PTO shaft driving an implement,
the work vehicle comprising an engine and ground drive wheels driven by a main transmission comprising a continuously variable
transmission (CVT) or a powershift transmission;
the PTO transmission system comprising:
a planetary drive unit having a first input, a second input, and an output, the first input being adapted to be coupled to
an output shaft of the engine, the second input being adapted to be coupled to an output shaft of a drive motor, and the output
being adapted to be coupled to the PTO shaft;

a control system operable to control a speed of the engine, a transmission ratio of the main transmission, and the drive motor;
an engine speed sensor and a PTO shaft speed sensor, operable to measure the speed of the engine and a speed of the PTO shaft,
respectively, and communicatively coupled to the control system;

wherein the control system is operable to control the speed of the engine, the transmission ratio of the main transmission,
and the drive motor such that the speed of the PTO shaft corresponds to a target PTO shaft speed, and the PTO transmission
system comprises a torque sensor operable to measure a load on the PTO shaft and communicatively coupled to the control system;

wherein the control system in one working mode is operable to reduce the target PTO shaft speed when a target PTO load is
below a first threshold value, the control system is operable to automatically reduce the target PTO shaft speed on a sudden
increase of the load on the PTO shaft to avoid stall when the speed of the engine is below a second threshold value, or a
combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,265,194

AGRICULTURAL SPRAYER WITH DEDICATED STORAGE AREA FOR AGRICULTURAL CHEMICAL TOTES

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A self-propelled or towed agricultural sprayer for metered application of a liquid, said agricultural sprayer comprising:
a chassis;
a carrier tank fixedly mounted to said chassis, said carrier tank being configured for containing a carrier liquid therein;
at least one wing boom carried by said chassis, said wing boom including a plurality of spray nozzles directed generally downward;
at least one active ingredient tank, each said active ingredient tank being configured for containing an active ingredient
therein;

a storage area associated with said chassis which is configured for and dedicated to removable storage of each said active
ingredient tank; and

at least one fluid connector associated with said storage area, each said fluid connector fluidly connected to the plurality
of spray nozzles and automatically forming a sealed connection with a corresponding said active ingredient tank upon placement
of said active ingredient tank within said storage area, each said fluid connector being configured to pierce and seal with
a corresponding said active ingredient tank.

US Pat. No. 9,370,989

HINGE ASSEMBLY WITH CONTINUOUS SEAL FOR A TILTABLE WINDOW OF A VEHICLE CABIN

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A hinge assembly for a tiltable window for a vehicle cabin, the hinge assembly comprising:
a hinge shaft mounted according to a transverse direction, at right angles with respect to a depth direction, wherein the
transverse direction and the depth direction are also at right angles with respect to a longitudinal direction;

a fixed hinge part and a rotatable hinge part configured to rotate relative to the fixed hinge part around the hinge shaft;
a fixed frame part and a rotatable frame part whereon, in the depth direction, on top, respectively the fixed hinge part and
the rotatable hinge part are mounted, whereby this fixed frame part extends according to the longitudinal direction on either
side of the hinge shaft and whereby this rotatable frame part is configured to rotate between at least two positions:

a first, closed position in which in the transverse direction, the rotatable frame part on both sides of the hinge shaft is
approximately in line with the fixed frame part; and

a second, open position in which in the transverse direction, the rotatable frame part is at an angle relative to the fixed
frame part; and

a seal mounted between the fixed frame part and the rotatable frame part, wherein the fixed frame part and the rotatable frame
part, respectively comprise continuous, substantially parallel profile elements that extend to the bottom according to the
depth direction; and

the seal is mounted continuously to the profile element of at least one of the fixed and rotatable frame part and is configured
to bridge the distance between both profile elements in the closed position; and

wherein the fixed and the rotatable frame part in the closed position, according to the longitudinal direction, comprises
three zones: a first zone at a first side of the hinge shaft up to a first endpoint; a second zone on the opposite side of
the hinge shaft up to a second endpoint; and a transition zone at the height of the hinge shaft, located between the first
zone and the second zone from the first endpoint to the second endpoint;

wherein at least at the height of the transition zone in the closed position, both profile elements, with respect to the depth
direction, are at an angle relative to the longitudinal direction.

US Pat. No. 9,148,991

GATE RETENTION FOR AN INDUCTOR BOX OF AN AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENT

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. An inductor box for an agricultural implement, comprising:
an inlet configured to receive agricultural product from a tank;
a housing having a cavity therein, wherein the cavity is configured to receive the agricultural product from the inlet;
a gate configured to be removably inserted between the inlet and the cavity, to block the agricultural product from entering
the cavity while disposed between the inlet and the cavity, and to enable the agricultural product to enter the cavity while
removed from being disposed between the inlet and the cavity; and

a first guide coupled to the housing and configured to direct the gate away from the inlet, wherein the first guide is disposed
between the gate and the inlet while the gate is disposed between the inlet and the cavity, the first guide comprises a first
ramped side on a leading edge and a second ramped side on a trailing edge, the first ramped side is configured to direct the
gate toward a contact point, and the contact point is configured to block deflection of the gate toward the inlet.

US Pat. No. 9,140,345

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION DURING A SHUTTLE SHIFT

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A method for controlling a continuously variable transmission of a work machine during a shuttle shift, the method comprising:
initiating a directional swap by disengaging an off-going directional clutch of the continuously variable transmission and
slipping an on-coming directional clutch of the continuously variable transmission to decelerate the work machine in an off-going
direction;

estimating a total amount of energy to be dissipated in the on-coming directional clutch during the shuttle shift, including
estimating an amount of energy that has been previously dissipated in the on-coming directional clutch during the shuttle
shift; and

estimating an amount of additional energy that will be dissipated in the on-coming directional clutch if a reversion action
is performed;

comparing the total amount of energy to a predetermined energy threshold; and
if the total amount of energy is equal to or exceeds the predetermined energy threshold, performing the reversion action to
complete the shuttle shift,

wherein the reversion action corresponds to an action taken to engage one of the off-going directional clutch or the on-coming
directional clutch so as to permit the shuttle shift to be completed using ratio changing.

US Pat. No. 9,371,187

SUPERCHARGING FEED SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A BELT IN TUBE CONVEYOR

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A belt in tube conveyor system, comprising:
a conveyor tube having an open intake end in connection with a passage through the tube, and a lower portion bounding a lower
periphery of the intake end and the passage, having an upwardly facing concave shape;

an endless belt having a concave portion extending into the passage through the intake end, supported on the lower portion
of the tube, and a transition portion outwardly of the intake end wherein the belt transitions from a flat shape to the upwardly
facing concave shape of the lower portion of the tube, the transition portion disposed between a crop delivery apparatus and
the concave portion;

a drive configured and Operable to move the belt at a feed velocity and in a feed direction through the intake end into the
passage; and

the crop delivery apparatus configured and positioned to propel a flow of crop material at a crop velocity vector at least
a majority of which is in the feed direction onto the concave portion of the belt or crop material previously deposited on
the concave portion in a generally horizontal direction over the transition portion, as the belt is moved at the feed velocity
in the feed direction.

US Pat. No. 9,313,944

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AGRICULTURE USING A SEED TAPE

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A system for an agricultural implement for use with a seed tape including a plurality of agricultural seeds and a plurality
of detectable elements dispersed between the seeds, the system comprising:
a ground engaging device;
an electronic sensor for sensing a physical location of a first detectable element of the plurality of detectable elements
of the seed tape and providing a resulting detection signal;

a data structure storing a separation distance between at least one of seeds of the seed tape and detectable elements of the
seed tape and storing a predetermined plant dimension for a seed of the seed tape; and

a controller in communication with the electronic sensor and the data structure, wherein the controller is configured to determine
at least one of a weed zone between seeds and a plant zone for a seed based on receiving the detection signal for the first
detectable element and reading the separation distance and the predetermined plant dimension from the data structure, and

wherein the controller is configured to actuate the ground engaging device in the at least one of a weed zone and a plant
zone.

US Pat. No. 9,320,199

MULTIPLE ROLLS NET WRAP ASSEMBLY

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A baler comprising:
a net wrapper assembly;
a first net support tube configured for holding a first net roll, the first net support tube comprising:
a first end connected to the net wrapper assembly at a first net support tube pivoting element on the net wrapper assembly,
and

a second end connected to the net wrapper assembly when the first net roll is in a first wrapping active position within the
net wrapper assembly, wherein the first net roll is in a first wrapping active position when the first net roll is in position
to have net fed to a net feeding system;

a second net support tube configured for holding a second net roll, the second net support tube comprising:
a first end connected to the net wrapper assembly at a second net support tube pivoting element on the net wrapper assembly,
and

a second end connected to the net wrapper assembly when the second net roll is in a second wrapping active position within
the net wrapper assembly, wherein the second net roll is in a second wrapping active position when the second net roll is
in position to have net fed to the net feeding system;

a plurality of brake systems wherein each brake system is configured to apply and release tension to a respective one of the
first and second net rolls;

wherein the net feeding system comprises a feeding mechanism that feeds net from one of the respective first and second net
rolls; comprising at least two movable arms connected to the respective brake system such that each movable arm is configured
to cause at least one of the respective brake systems to apply the tension and release the tension to a respective net roll.

US Pat. No. 9,446,664

PTO TRANSMISSION SYSTEM IN A WORK VEHICLE

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A power-takeoff PTO transmission system in a work vehicle for transmitting power to a PTO shaft driving an implement, the
vehicle comprising an engine and ground drive wheels driven by a main transmission comprising a continuously variable transmission
(CVT) or a powershift transmission;
the PTO transmission system comprising:
a planetary drive unit having a first and second input and output, the first input being coupled to an output shaft of the
engine, the second input being coupled to an output shaft of a drive motor and the output being coupled to the PTO shaft;

a control system which operates to control an engine rpm, a transmission ratio of the transmission and the drive motor;
an engine speed sensor and a PTO shaft speed sensor, which operates to measure engine speed, and PTO shaft speed respectively,
and coupled to the control system;

wherein the control system operates to control the engine rpm, a gear ratio of the transmission, and the drive motor to obtain
a PTO output shaft speed which meets a target PTO speed, and wherein the PTO transmission system further comprises a wheel
speed sensor which operates to measure wheel speed and coupled to at least a portion of the control system, wherein the control
system comprises a working mode wherein the target PTO speed is a function of the wheel speed

when the target PTO speed is set based on a target wheel speed set between a lower first wheel speed and a higher second wheel
speed, and the target PTO speed is constant so long as the target wheel speed is above the second higher wheel speed.

US Pat. No. 9,366,598

METHOD FOR TESTING A HYDROSTATIC TRANSMISSION

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A method for testing a hydrostatic transmission of a vehicle, the hydrostatic transmission comprising a hydrostatic unit
installed on the vehicle, the method comprising the following steps:
calculating an actual value (Qa) of a parameter (Q) which is indicative of the volumetric efficiency of the hydrostatic unit, in a working condition, wherein
the parameter (Q) is the ratio between a value (?v) of the volumetric efficiency of the hydrostatic unit determined when a clutch of the vehicle is at least partially engaged
and a further value (?v0) of the volumetric efficiency of the hydrostatic unit determined when the clutch is disengaged,

wherein the further value (?v0) is determined from the rotational speeds (nE0; nHST0) respectively of a first component associated with an input of the hydrostatic unit and of a second component associated
with an output of the hydrostatic unit, measured during a first measuring step in which the vehicle is stationary and its
clutch is disengaged, and

wherein the value (?v) is determined from the rotational speeds (nE; nHST) of the first component and of the second component, measured during a second measuring step in which the clutch is at least
partially engaged; and

determining an expected value (QED; QEE) of the parameter (Q) in the working condition, the actual value (Qa) being comparable with the expected value (QED; QEE) in order to evaluate how the hydrostatic unit is working.

US Pat. No. 9,227,193

COUNTER KNIFE BANK DEBRIS DEFLECTOR

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A chopper assembly for harvesting equipment, said chopper assembly comprising:
a rotary chopper device;
a chopper grate assembly spaced from the rotary chopper device to form a passageway for crop residue, said chopper grate assembly
including a plurality of slots extending in the direction of crop residue flow through said passageway;

a knife bank assembly including a plurality of knife elements aligned with and insertable in said slots, said knife bank assembly
being displaceable toward a position where said knife elements are fully inserted through said slots into said passageway
and a position where they are substantially clear of said passageway; and,

a deflector for covering said slots, said deflector being displaceable with said knife elements to uncover said slots as said
knife elements are displaced through said slots and into said passageway.

US Pat. No. 9,137,946

COMBINE HARVESTER WITH AUTOMATIC HYDRAULIC AND ELECTRIC HEADER COUPLING

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. An agricultural machine comprising a feeder and a detachable header, the feeder comprising a lift assembly for lifting
up the header, the lifting assembly comprising a carrying structure for supporting a beam on the header, wherein
the feeder further comprises at least one rotatable cam located lower than the carrying structure, and an actuator for rotating
the cam about an axis, wherein the cam and the actuator are configured to:

maintain the lower portion of the header at a distance from the feeder, after the header has been lifted from the ground or
trailer, by extending the cam towards the header, and gradually reduce the distance between the feeder and the header, by
rotating the cam away from the header, the header being provided with a support surface (17) that the cam contacts during at least a part of its rotation, the feeder further comprises at least one first hook, configured
for rotation by said actuator about said axis (14), and connected to in a fixed relative angular position with respect to the cam, said position being such that the hook rotates
towards the header while the cam moves away from the header, so that the hook thereby grips one of a bar and pin located on
the header, thereby securing the header to the feeder; and

the agricultural machine is provided with a coupling mechanism for automatically establishing at least one of a hydraulic
and electric coupling between the feeder and the header, said mechanism comprising a first coupling part mounted on the header,
and a second coupling part mounted on the feeder, the coupling parts being configured so as to automatically interlock and
thereby establish the at least one of a hydraulic and electric coupling, said interlock being actuated by the reduction of
the distance between the feeder and the header.

US Pat. No. 9,120,466

SCRAPER ASSEMBLY FOR AN OFF-ROAD VEHICLE

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A scraper assembly for an off-road vehicle comprising:
a first scraping member configured to be positioned below a horizontal centerline of a rotating assembly and rearward of a
vertical centerline of the rotating assembly, wherein the first scraping member is configured to remove debris from the rotating
assembly at least while the rotating assembly is rotating in a first direction;

a second scraping member configured to be positioned above the horizontal centerline of the rotating assembly and forward
of the vertical centerline of the rotating assembly, wherein the second scraping member is configured to remove debris from
the rotating assembly at least while the rotating assembly is rotating in a second direction, opposite the first direction;

a support structure configured to couple to a frame of the off-road vehicle, wherein the first and second scraping members
are coupled to the support structure; and

a third scraping member coupled to the support structure and positioned between the first scraping member and the second scraping
member.

US Pat. No. 9,402,342

SYSTEM FOR DRIVING A SEED METER VIA A FLEXIBLE SHAFT

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A seed meter drive system, comprising:
a clutch comprising a toolless fastener that in operation selectively couples a housing of the clutch to a housing of a downstream
component, wherein the clutch in operation receives a rotational input via a flexible drive shaft, and the clutch in operation
drives a rotatable element of the downstream component in rotation while the housing of the clutch is coupled to the housing
of the downstream component and the clutch is engaged.

US Pat. No. 9,370,140

SINGLE SENSOR AUTOMATIC CONTROL OF A LARGE BALE LOADER

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A system for managing movement of a bale loading apparatus on an agricultural bale wagon, the bale loading apparatus having
a bale lifting arm connected at one end to a rotatable shaft and to a bale grasping mechanism connected at an opposing end,
the bale lifting arm rotatable relative to the bale wagon in a generally vertical plane between generally opposing first and
second angular positions, an actuator coupled to the bale lifting arm to cause angular movement thereof between the first
and second angular positions, the system comprising:
a single sensor affixed to the bale wagon to monitor position of a sensor target and initiate a position signal representative
thereof, the position signal varying in relation to the lifting arm position between the first and second angular positions,
wherein the sensor target is configured to produce a unique proximity to the sensor for any lifting arm position between the
first and second angular positions; and

a controller programmed and configured to receive the position signal and generate an actuator output signal causing movement
of the lifting arm between the first and second angular positions.

US Pat. No. 9,313,950

MULTI-PURPOSE SPREADER OF AN AGRICULTURAL VEHICLE

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. An agricultural harvesting system, comprising:
a chassis;
a plurality of ground support devices carrying said chassis;
a threshing section carried by said chassis, said threshing section producing residue; and
a multi-purpose spreader system including:
at least one rotatable member positioned to encounter the residue and to disperse the residue when in a first orientation,
said at least one rotatable member having a second orientation wherein said rotatable member is configured to contact the
ground and to assist in providing support to the harvesting system when in said second orientation.

US Pat. No. 9,097,342

METHOD FOR ESTIMATING AND CONTROLLING DRIVELINE TORQUE IN A CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE HYDRO-MECHANICAL TRANSMISSION

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A method for automatically limiting a torque on a driveline of a continuously variable hydro-mechanical transmission of
a work machine having an engine, comprising steps of:
sensing a pressure condition in a hydrostatic power unit of the transmission, and if the pressure is high, estimating the
mechanical efficiency of the motor of the hydrostatic power unit by monitoring an operating mode to determine whether the
operation of the hydrostatic power unit is in a generation mode or a regeneration mode, providing the pressure, and determining
a motor speed thereof;

providing an estimated torque output of the hydrostatic power unit based on the pressure, and if the pressure is high, including
the mechanical efficiency of the motor in the estimated torque output;

estimating a torque output of a planetary power unit of the transmission as a function of the estimated torque output of the
hydrostatic power unit, a ratio of gears drivingly connecting the hydrostatic power unit to the planetary power unit, and
ratios of the gears of the planetary power unit;

estimating the torque on an output member of the driveline of the transmission as a function of the estimated torque output
of the planetary power unit and ratios of gears drivingly connecting the planetary power unit to an output of the transmission;

if the estimated torque on the output member is greater than a predetermined value, then changing an operating parameter of
the transmission to reduce the torque on the output member without reducing speed unless the speed is greater than a second
predetermined value, and

if the speed is greater than the second predetermined value, then reducing speed without reducing power to other systems run
by the engine.

US Pat. No. 9,550,527

FOUR-WHEEL STEERING ADJUSTABLE TO SENSITIVITY OF OPERATOR CONTROLS

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A steering control system for an agricultural machine having four wheels, the steering control system comprising:
a first sensor in communication with a first wheel, the first sensor being configured to detect a turn angle of the first
wheel;

a second sensor in communication with a second wheel, the second sensor being configured to detect a turn angle of the second
wheel, the second wheel being on an end of the agricultural machine opposite the first wheel in a direction of travel; and

a control system operable to:
(a) when a turn angle of the first wheel is determined to be greater than a threshold, adjust a turn angle of the second wheel
to minimize an error between the turn angle of the first wheel detected by the first sensor and the turn angle of the second
wheel detected by the second sensor; and

(b) when a turn angle of the first wheel is determined to be less than the threshold, keep the second wheel in a substantially
strait direction with respect to the agricultural machine.

US Pat. No. 9,296,411

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING A VEHICLE TO A MOVING POINT

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. An autonomous vehicle, comprising:
a chassis;
a conveyance system carrying said chassis; and
a controller configured to steer said conveyance system, said controller being further configured to execute the steps of:
receiving steering radius information from a source; and
creating steering instructions for the vehicle dependent upon said steering radius information from said source, said source
not being from the vehicle, the creating step including approximating a leader radius with large radius curves.

US Pat. No. 9,327,378

BLADE SHARPENING SYSTEM FOR AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A blade sharpening system, comprising:
a base;
a pivoting member rotatably coupled to the base by a shaft; and
a sharpener coupled to the pivoting member and configured to engage a generally circular blade of an agricultural implement
while the generally circular blade is mounted on the agricultural implement, wherein the pivoting member is configured to
enable movement of the sharpener to accommodate lateral variations in a profile of the generally circular blade, and the shaft
is movable relative to the pivoting member to adjust a contact force between the sharpener and the generally circular blade;
wherein the base comprises a first substantially flat plate, the pivoting member comprises a second substantially flat plate,
and the shaft is configured to facilitate rotation of the second substantially flat plate relative to the first substantially
flat plate about an axis substantially perpendicular to the first and second substantially flat plates.

US Pat. No. 9,433,152

CASTER WHEEL ASSEMBLY OF A PICKUP FOR AN AGRICULTURAL MACHINE

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A caster wheel assembly of a pickup for an agricultural machine, comprising:
a wheel on a carrier shaft mounted rotatably within a bushing of a pickup arm, the wheel biased by a spring to be oriented
in a predetermined direction relative to the pickup arm, wherein the spring is mounted over the pickup arm between a first
arm fixed to the carrier shaft and a second arm fixed to the pickup arm, wherein the point of connection of the spring to
the first arm is arranged at a height above the pickup arm lower than the height of the point of connection of the spring
to the second arm.

US Pat. No. 9,363,943

SELF-ALIGNING HEAD BRACKET SYSTEM AND METHOD

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A self-aligning head bracket for a seed planting implement, comprising:
a securing element configured to secure the head bracket to a hollow support frame of the seed planting implement and to support
a row unit; and

a vacuum port fixedly coupled to the securing element, wherein the vacuum port is configured to interface with an opening
in the hollow support frame to:

establish at least a portion of a pneumatic path between an interior of the hollow support frame and the row unit; and
facilitate alignment of the row unit on the hollow support frame.

US Pat. No. 9,226,451

FRICTION BLOCKS FOR A RECTANGULAR BALER

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A rectangular baler comprising:
a bale chamber adapted to contain at least one bale;
the bale chamber having a top wall and a bottom wall comprising generally flat surfaces that engages top and bottom portions
respectively of the at least one bale as the at least one bale moves through the chamber, the top wall including a first part
and a second part that are in a fixed position relative to each other, the first part of the top wall being inclined relative
to the second part of the top wall,

a compacting plunger for advancing crop material in a discharge direction towards a discharge opening of the bale chamber;
the compacting plunger adjoining the first part of the top wall;

at least one friction block fixed to and projecting into the bale chamber from an inner side of the first part of the top
wall generally adjacent the plunger when the plunger is in an extended position; the at least one friction block comprising
a wedge shaped part having an inclined surface generally increasing in height into the chamber from the inner side of the
top and bottom walls top wall in the discharge direction.

US Pat. No. 9,224,306

SOIL BEHAVIOR SIMULATOR FOR AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENT BLADES

CNH Industrial America LL...

12. A soil behavior simulator, comprising:
a particle recirculation system configured to receive particulate material discharged from an agricultural implement blade,
to direct the particulate material toward the agricultural implement blade, and to flow the particulate material along the
agricultural implement blade;

a drive unit configured to drive the agricultural implement blade in rotation; and
a control system communicatively coupled to the particle recirculation system and to the drive unit, wherein the control system
is configured to selectively engage the particle recirculation system, and to adjust a rotational speed of the drive unit
to simulate a desired implement speed.

US Pat. No. 9,137,949

CHOPPER ASSEMBLY FOR HARVESTING EQUIPMENT

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A chopper assembly for harvesting equipment comprising:
a rotary chopper element;
a chopper grate assembly spaced from the rotary chopper element to form a passageway for crop residue;
a knife bank operably connected to the chopper grate assembly, the knife bank being movable between a first position where
knife elements of the knife bank are fully inserted into the passageway and a second position where knife elements of the
knife bank are fully retracted from the passageway;

a body having a slot formed therein or profile formed thereupon, the body secured to the knife bank and at least one knife
element, the body and the knife element configured to move relative to the knife bank; wherein blades associated with the
at least one knife element remain contact-free from a linkage mechnanism that facilitates a movement of the knife element
relative to the knife bank; and

a resilient device coupled to the slot or profile and the knife bank, the resilient device preventing movement of the knife
element away from the first position and toward the second position until the knife element is subjected to a predetermined
force, upon removal of the predetermined force, the resilient device urging the knife element to move toward the first position;
and

wherein the body and the knife element are configured to rotate about an axis relative to the knife bank, the resilient device
preventing rotation of the knife element about the axis away from the first position and toward the second position until
the knife element is subjected to a predetermined force, upon removal of the predetermined force, the resilient device urging
the knife element to rotate about the axis toward the first position.

US Pat. No. 9,098,085

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATIC GUIDANCE CONTROL OF A VEHICLE

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A method for automatically guiding a vehicle, the method comprising:
engaging an automatic guidance control system to steer a vehicle to acquire a predetermined swath;
measuring a speed of the vehicle;
determining a heading difference for the vehicle relative to a heading of the predetermined swath;
determining a rate of change of the heading difference;
determining a cross track error for the vehicle relative to the predetermined swath;
determining a rate of change of the cross track error;
calculating a control parameter with the automatic guidance control system in response to the measured vehicle speed, the
determined heading difference, the determined rate of change of the heading difference, the determined cross track error and
the determined rate of change of the cross track error;

generating a control signal to steer the vehicle based on the calculated control parameter;
determining an operating condition for the vehicle;
calculating a response limit for the calculated control parameter in response to the determined operating condition;
adjusting the generated control signal by the calculated response limit; and
applying the adjusted control signal to the vehicle to steer the vehicle to acquire the predetermined swath.

US Pat. No. 9,421,958

BRAKING SYSTEM FOR A WORK VEHICLE

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A braking system for a work vehicle, the braking system comprising:
a hydraulically actuated brake;
a tank containing hydraulic fluid;
a brake valve fluidly connected between the tank and the hydraulically actuated brake, the brake valve being movable between
an on position and an off position for controlling a flow of the hydraulic fluid from the tank to the hydraulically actuated
brake, the brake valve including a first solenoid coil and a second solenoid coil, each of the first and second solenoid coils
being configured to be independently energized and de-energized for moving the brake valve between the on and off positions;

a first control device electrically connected to the first solenoid coil for energizing and de-energizing the first solenoid
coil; and

a separate second control device electrically connected to the second solenoid coil for energizing and de-energizing the second
solenoid coil,

wherein the first solenoid coil is electrically isolated from the second solenoid coil.

US Pat. No. 9,439,340

FRAME CONFIGURATION FOR AN AGRICULTURAL TILLAGE IMPLEMENT

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. An agricultural tillage implement, comprising:
a center frame section including a front frame member extending transverse to a travel direction, a rear frame member extending
transverse to the travel direction, and a plurality of longitudinal frame members extending from and attached between said
front frame member and said rear frame member;

a plurality of tillage implements extending downwardly from said center frame section; and
a pull hitch directly attached to said front frame member and extending forward from said center frame section in the travel
direction.

US Pat. No. 9,241,450

NARROW DRIVE ARRANGEMENT FOR SELF PROPELLED SPRAYER

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. An agricultural implement for applying a product to an agricultural field, the agricultural implement comprising:
a chassis;
at least one tank positioned on and carried by said chassis;
a plurality of ground engaging devices; and
a plurality of suspension elements coupled to said chassis, each of said plurality of ground engaging devices being coupled
to a corresponding one of said plurality of suspension elements, said plurality of ground engaging devices being coupled to
said corresponding one of said plurality of suspension elements on only an outbound side of said ground engaging devices.

US Pat. No. 9,115,736

WORK VEHICLE FLUID HEATING SYSTEM

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A fluid heating system for a work vehicle comprising:
a pressurized fluid circuit having a pump with an output and a load sense pressure line for providing pressurized fluid to
the fluid circuit, the pump being operable to increase output to maintain a pressure differential between the output and the
load sense pressure line;

a control module for controlling a first control device in fluid communication with the fluid circuit, the first control device
operable between a first position and a second position;

wherein the first position of the first control device permitting a load sense network pressure to be applied through the
first control device to the load sense pressure line of the pump and preventing pressurized fluid from the pump output from
flowing to a pressure return tank through a fluid flow restriction in fluid communication between the first control device
and the pressure return tank for heating the pressurized fluid;

wherein the second position of the first control device preventing the load sense network pressure from being applied through
the first control device to the load sense pressure line of the pump and permitting pressurized fluid from the pump output
to flow to the pressure return tank through the fluid flow restriction in fluid communication between the first control device
and the pressure return tank and resulting in heating of pressurized fluid of the fluid circuit;

wherein in the second position of the first control device, pressurized fluid from the pump output is bifurcated into a first
flow path and a second flow path, the first flow path being in fluid communication with the pressure return tank, the second
flow path being in fluid communication with the load sense pressure line of the pump; and

wherein the second flow path becomes the load sense pressure applied to the load sense pressure line of the pump, resulting
in continuously increasing discharge pressure generated by the pump.

US Pat. No. 9,052,011

TORQUE SENSOR SYSTEM

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A torque sensor system comprising:
a frame supporting a first shaft and a second shaft, the first shaft comprising first connector means that are connected to
second connector means comprised by the second shaft so that a torque is transmittable via the first and second connector
means from the first shaft to the second shaft,

wherein the first connector means and second connector means are formed such that transmitting a torque induces a reaction
force to the frame,

wherein the frame is provided with load sensing means that are adapted to measure the reaction force, such that an output
of the load sensing means represents the transmitted torque, and

wherein the load sensing means are positioned on a planar surface of the frame in an identified deformation zone determined
by finite element analysis that deforms upon application of the reaction force, the deformation zone and load sensing means
positioned next to the first and/or second shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,028,423

TILLAGE ELECTRO-HYDRAULIC DESIGN AND LAYOUT ON FOLD SEQUENCE OF FOLD MACHINE

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. An agricultural tillage implement, comprising:a main frame section including a telescoping pull hitch tube extending in a travel direction, and a tool bar attached to and extending transverse to said telescoping pull hitch tube;
a left wing section and a right wing section pivotally coupled with said main frame section, operable to pivot forward to positions adjacent to and generally parallel with said pull hitch tube when in a transport configuration, and operable to pivot outward to positions perpendicular to said pull hitch tube when in an operating configuration;
at least one left wing implement pivotally coupled with said left wing section and at least one right wing implement pivotally coupled with said right wing section, said wing implements operable to pivot to generally vertical positions when in said transport configuration and operable to pivot to generally horizontal positions when in said operating configuration; and
a hydraulic system having at least one left hydraulic circuit supplying hydraulic pressure and flow to at least one left wing hydraulic subsystem for actuating said at least one left wing implement, and at least one right hydraulic circuit supplying hydraulic pressure and flow to at least one right wing hydraulic subsystem for actuating said at least one right wing implement,
wherein said hydraulic system has at least one hydraulic flow divider and combiner dividing hydraulic flow and pressure between said at least one left hydraulic circuit and said at least one right hydraulic circuit, said at least one hydraulic flow divider and combiner functioning to coordinate the motion of said at least one left wing implement and said at least one right wing implement,
wherein each said left wing implement is actuated by a left wing implement hydraulic cylinder hydraulically connected to said at least one left wing hydraulic subsystem by way of at least one hydraulic flow control valve,
wherein each said right wing implement is actuated by a right wing implement hydraulic cylinder hydraulically connected to said at least one right wing hydraulic subsystem by way of at least one hydraulic flow control valve, and
wherein each said hydraulic flow control valve is oriented to provide unrestricted hydraulic flow through a check valve when said hydraulic system is being used to pivot said at least one left wing implement and said at least one right wing implement to said vertical positions, and to provide restricted hydraulic flow through a restrictor when said hydraulic system is being used to pivot said at least one left wing implement and said at least one right wing implement to said horizontal positions.

US Pat. No. 9,597,850

ALIGNMENT OF PLUNGER WITH GEARBOX IN A BALER

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1. A method for aligning plunger rails for a compacting plunger of an agricultural square baler, the method comprising
providing a baling chamber and a carrying beam;
providing plunger rails;
aligning a position of the plunger rails with respect to a position of the carrying beam adapted for carrying a gearbox; and
placing the plunger rails on walls of the baling chamber in the aligned position so said plunger rails are aligned with said
carrying beam regardless of an orientation of said walls of said baling chamber with respect to said carrying beam.

US Pat. No. 9,555,830

AXLE ASSEMBLY FOR A VEHICLE WITH A DOUBLE KINGPIN HINGE ARRANGEMENT

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. An axle assembly for a vehicle, comprising:
an axle having opposite axle ends; and
a pair of axle hubs;
a pair of double kingpin hinge arrangements, each said double kingpin hinge arrangement including a first pivot pin connected
with a respective one of said axle ends, a second pivot pin operatively associated with a respective said axle hub, and a
knuckle interconnecting said first pivot pin and said second pivot pin; and

at least one steering cylinder associated with each said double kingpin hinge arrangement, each said steering cylinder being
interconnected between said axle and said knuckle or said axle hub.

US Pat. No. 9,439,359

AGRICULTURAL SQUARE BALER

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. An agricultural square baler comprising:
a pre-compression chamber, having an inlet section, an outlet section and an upper and lower wall defining a channel between
said inlet and outlet sections,

a baling chamber having an inlet connected to the outlet of said pre-compression chamber so that pre-compressed material may
be transported from the pre-compression chamber to the baling chamber, the baling chamber having-a plunger for forming rectangular
bales,

at least one conveyor belt configured to form at least a portion of at least one of said upper and lower wall of the pre-compression
chamber, said conveyor belt being further configured so that the movement of the belt in at least one of said portion of the
upper and lower wall takes place from the inlet towards the outlet of the pre-compression chamber,

wherein said conveyor belt comprises at least two portions which are adjacently arranged in a direction of movement of the
belt, said portions being configured to exert substantially different friction forces on material present in the pre-compression
chamber, and the speed of said conveyor belt varies between a high speed and a low speed according to a predefined cycle.

US Pat. No. 9,370,141

SPREADER SYSTEM FOR AN AGRICULTURAL HARVESTER

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1. A Spreader system for an agricultural harvester, comprising:
a first spreader disc having at least one paddle, wherein the first spreader disc is configured to receive a first agricultural
material, a second agricultural material, or a combination thereof, and to distribute the first agricultural material, the
second agricultural material, or the combination thereof, throughout a field;

a second spreader disc having at least one paddle, wherein the second spreader disc is configured to receive the first agricultural
material, the second agricultural material, or the combination thereof, and to distribute the first agricultural material,
the second agricultural material, or the combination thereof, through the field;

a first hood having an upper surface extending over a portion of the first spreader disc, wherein at least the upper surface
of the first hood is configured to rotate between a first position and a second position, the first hood is configured to
block upward and rearward flow of the first agricultural material, the second agricultural material, an airflow, or a combination
thereof, while the first hood is in the first position, and the first hood is configured to facilitate upward and/or rearward
flow of the first agricultural material, the second agricultural material, the airflow, or the combination thereof, while
the first hood is in the second position; and

a second hood having a second upper surface extending over a portion of the second spreader disc and, wherein at least the
upper surface of the second hood is configured to rotate between a first position and a second position, the second hood is
configured to block upward and rearward flow of the first agricultural material, the second agricultural material, the airflow,
or the combination thereof, while the second hood is in the first position, and the second hood is configured to facilitate
upward and/or rearward flow of the first agricultural material, the second agricultural material, the airflow, or the combination
thereof, while the second hood is in the second position.

US Pat. No. 9,297,688

WEIGHING ROUND BALES

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A method of weighing a bale formed by a baler, the method comprising:
obtaining one or more bale weight measurements, with one or more load sensors, of the baler with a formed bale contained therein,
a first of the one or more load sensors being positioned at a first wheel axle of the baler, and a second of the one or more
load sensors being positioned at a second wheel axle of the baler;

obtaining one or more empty baler weight measurements, with the one or more load sensors, of the baler empty; and
determining, by a processing unit in communication with the one or more load sensors, a corrected bale weight by adjusting
a first bale weight, the first bale weight being a function of the one or more bale weight measurements and the one or more
empty baler weight measurements; wherein the first bale weight is adjusted based upon a front-to-back angle and a side-to-side
angle of the baler, wherein the method further comprises obtaining the front-to-back angle and the side-to-side angle of the
baler with respective inclinometers, the inclinometers in communication with the processing unit.

US Pat. No. 9,295,198

DENSITY SYSTEM BYPASS FOR A ROUND BALER

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. An agricultural round baler comprising:
a main frame;
a bale forming chamber supported by said main frame and defined in a space between opposing side walls by a plurality of side-by-side
continuous belts trained around a plurality of transversely elongate guide rollers including fixed rollers and at least one
moveable roller, said bale forming chamber configured to form a generally spirally wound, cylindrically shaped bale of increasing
diameter oriented transverse to said frame by motion of said plurality of belts and rotation of said plurality of guide rollers;

a tailgate operably connected to the main frame and movable by a tailgate actuator between open and closed positions for allowing
a formed bale to be ejected from said bale forming chamber;

a tension arm pivotally moveable between opposing empty and full positions and having a return spring to bias said tension
arm toward said empty position, said at least one moveable roller connected thereto for movement therewith; and

a bale tensioner comprising a hydraulic cylinder having first and second pressure sides, a closed-loop hydraulic circuit connecting
said first and second pressure sides, a pressure setting device for setting a first pressure in said hydraulic circuit, and
a bypass circuit around said pressure setting device which is selectively l when engaged mables unrestricted hydraulic fluid
flow between said first and said second pressure sides;

wherein the bale tensioner is connected to said tension arm and moveable between generally opposing first and second positions
as said tension arm moves between said empty and full positions, movement of said bale tensioner from said first position
toward said second position resisting movement of said tension arm toward said full position to maintain tension in said plurality
of belts as said bale increases in diameter; and

wherein the bypass circuit allows unrestricted hydraulic fluid flow between said first and said second pressure sides when
the tailgate is moved from the closed position to an open position.

US Pat. No. 9,268,353

OPERATING MECHANISM FOR A BOWDEN CABLE

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. An operating mechanism for a Bowden cable, comprising:
a support bracket,
an operating lever,
a hub mounted on the support bracket for rotation about a first axis by the operating lever,
a transmission lever configured to be connected to the Bowden cable and mounted on the support bracket for pivoting about
a second axis orthogonal to the first axis, and

an actuating arm connected at one end to the hub and connected at its end remote from the hub by a sliding ball and socket
joint to the transmission lever so that rotation of the hub about the first axis causes rotation of the transmission lever
about the second axis to extend and retract the Bowden cable, such that a sliding axis of the ball and socket joint is inclined
relative to both the first axis and the second axis,

wherein the operating lever is configured to pivot relative to the hub about an axis perpendicular to the first and second
axes only when in a neutral position in order to engage in a locating recess defined by the support bracket.

US Pat. No. 9,185,844

FEEDING MECHANISM OF A HEADER FOR A COMBINE HARVESTER

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A header for a combine harvester comprising:
a chassis having:
a forward portion,
a rearward portion opposite the forward portion, and
an outlet at an aft of the rearward portion;
a cross auger extending in a widthwise direction of the chassis for conveying a flow of grain rearwardly thereof, wherein
the cross auger is positioned about the rearward portion adjacent a void proximate the outlet; and

a feeding mechanism comprising a pair of feed rollers mounted on the chassis within the void and proximate a posterior end
of the cross auger for receiving the flow of grain from the cross auger and actively conveying the flow of grain rearwardly
thereof so as to preclude the flow of grain from being hindered downstream of the cross auger.

US Pat. No. 9,179,593

ROW UNIT OF AN AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENT WITH MULTIPLE LOCATIONS FOR MOUNTING A GAUGE WHEEL

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A row unit for an agricultural implement, comprising:
a frame assembly comprising a first front gauge wheel mounting location and a first rear gauge wheel mounting location, wherein
the first front gauge wheel mounting location is forward of the first rear gauge wheel mounting location, relative to a direction
of travel of the row unit; and

a first gauge wheel assembly configured to be mounted to a selected one of the first front gauge wheel mounting location and
the first rear gauge wheel mounting location.

US Pat. No. 9,155,242

LOW TORQUE AND VACUUM SEED METER

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A seed meter, comprising;
a meter housing defining a housing cavity temporarily holding seeds for individual dispensing and a seed outlet allowing individual
seeds to exit the meter housing for conveyance through a seed tube to an agricultural field; and

a seed disk assembly arranged inside of the housing cavity and including,
a seed disk rotatable in the housing cavity and defining seed pockets being spaced from each other for conveying individual
seeds to the seed outlet and radially extending hub segments, each hub segment having a first end communicating with a corresponding
seed pocket and a second end;

a hub arranged for supporting the seed disk and locked into rotation therewith and defining hub passages that are fluidly
connected to respective hub segments for connecting the seed pockets to a vacuum source for holding the individual seeds in
the seed pockets by way of vacuum pressure; and

a hub support fixed in the housing cavity and engaging the hub so as to support the hub for rotation with respect thereto,
the hub support defining a vacuum chamber communicating with the vacuum source and non-vacuum chamber isolated from the vacuum
source, the hub support configured for simultaneously permitting communication between the vacuum chamber and a first set
of the hub passages and communication between the non-vacuum chamber and a second set of the hub passages
wherein the first and second sets of hub passages are varied in response to rotation of the hub.

US Pat. No. 9,137,940

GAUGE WHEEL ARRANGEMENT FOR A SEEDER ROW UNIT

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A row unit for an agricultural implement, comprising:
a ground engaging tool configured to penetrate soil and to form a furrow in the soil, wherein the ground engaging tool comprises
two opener discs; and

a plurality of gauge wheels disposed adjacent to the opener discs of the ground engaging tool and configured to enable the
ground engaging tool to penetrate the soil at a selectable penetration depth, wherein each of the plurality of gauge wheels
extends substantially parallel to a direction of travel of the row unit, and a substantially flat portion of each of the opener
discs is in contact with at least one of the plurality of gauge wheels.

US Pat. No. 9,096,264

IMPLEMENT CARRIER WITH STEERABLE TRACKS

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. An agricultural implement having a steering mechanism comprising:
a) an outer hitch adapted to be operably connected to a tractor;
b) a main carriage having a carrier and a rear support pivotably connected thereto, the rear support interconnected to the
outer hitch by a first pivoting connection such that the main carriage is pivotable about a horizontal axis;

c) a steering system connected to the carrier of the main carriage by a second pivoting connection such that the steering
system is pivotable about a first vertical axis; and

d) at least one endless track assembly connected to the steering system by a third pivoting connection configured to maintain
the steering system perpendicular to a ground travel path of the implement and generally perpendicular to the outer hitch,
the at least one endless track pivotable about a second vertical axis; and

e) a fourth pivoting connection pivotably connecting the carrier to the at least one endless track assembly, the fourth pivoting
connection configured to provide independent articulation of the least one endless tract assembly relative to the main carriage.

US Pat. No. 10,071,626

EXHAUST AFTER-TREATMENT MOUNTING ARRANGEMENT

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. An exhaust after-treatment mounting arrangement for an off-road agricultural vehicle having a chassis supporting a cab and an engine compartment that houses an engine with an engine exhaust manifold and an engine exhaust pipe extending from the engine exhaust manifold away from the engine and out of the engine compartment, an exhaust stack that releases exhaust gasses from the engine, the exhaust after-treatment mounting arrangement comprising:an exhaust after-treatment system for treating the exhaust of the engine as treated exhaust gasses and directing the treated exhaust gasses to the exhaust stack, wherein the exhaust after-treatment system includes an inlet portion and an outlet portion;
an after-treatment housing box arranged outwardly of the cab and the engine compartment including interconnected walls enclosing the exhaust after-treatment system, the after-treatment housing box including,
a venting system for receiving ambient air into the after-treatment housing box and establishing an airflow through the after-treatment housing box for cooling the exhaust after-treatment system; and
a flexible mounting system for allowing relative movement of the exhaust after-treatment system and the after-treatment housing box relative to the cab and the engine compartment, wherein the flexible mounting system includes:
a first flexible bellows arranged between the engine exhaust pipe and the inlet portion of the exhaust after-treatment system with the first flexible bellows configured to allow relative movement between the engine exhaust pipe and the exhaust after-treatment system; and
a second flexible bellows arranged between the outlet portion of the exhaust after-treatments system and the exhaust stack with the second flexible bellows configured to allow relative movement between the exhaust after-treatments system and the exhaust stack;wherein the after-treatment housing box has a first end and an opposite second end with one of the first and second ends rigidly mounted to the chassis and the other one of the first and second ends of the after-treatment housing box is isolation mounted to a single mounting point.

US Pat. No. 10,028,498

MACHINE CONTROLLER ALLOWING CONCURRENT FUNCTIONS

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A control system for an agricultural machine, the agricultural machine including at least two of a sprayer for distributing an agricultural product at an operator controllable rate, a steering system for steering the agricultural machine along a user controllable path, a foldable sprayer boom supporting the sprayer above a supporting surface and being movable between a folded configuration and an unfolded configuration, and a boom height adjustment mechanism for adjusting a height of the sprayer boom relative to the supporting surface to an operator desired height, comprising:a joystick having at least two user-selectable devices and being movable between a plurality of positions by an operator, wherein each selection device corresponds to one of the sprayer, the steering system, the sprayer boom and the boon height adjustment mechanism wherein each selection device corresponds to a different one of the sprayer, the steering system, the sprayer boom and the boom height adjustment mechanism, and wherein with one of the user-selectable selection device selected by an operator the position of the joystick generates a command signal for one of the sprayer, the steering system, the sprayer boom and the boom height adjustment mechanism;
a machine controller:
operatively connected to the joystick for receiving the command signal therefrom;
operatively connected to the at least two of the sprayer, the steering system, the sprayer boom and the boom height adjustment mechanism, the machine controller transmitting an instruction to one of the sprayer, the steering system, the sprayer boom and the boom height adjustment mechanism to which the machine controller is operatively connected in response to the command signal; and
a graphical display operatively connected to the machine controller and being configured to display information regarding operation of the at least two of the sprayer, the steering system, the sprayer boom and the boom height adjustment mechanism;
wherein:
the operator controllable rate is set in response to receipt of the instruction by the sprayer; the user controllable path is set in response to receipt of the instruction by the steering system;
the sprayer boom is moved to one of the folded configuration and an unfolded configuration in response to receipt of the instruction by the sprayer boom; and
the operator desired height of the sprayer boom relative to the supporting surface is set in response to receipt of the instruction by the boom height adjustment mechanism.

US Pat. No. 9,807,927

OVERLAPPING SICKLE SECTION FOR A KNIFE ASSEMBLY

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A sickle section for use in a knife assembly having a plurality of sickle sections disposed in adjacent relationship, the
sickle section comprising:
a first portion lying in a first plane, said first portion including:
a crop cutting region; and
a knife back attachment region distal from the crop cutting region;
a second portion lying in a second plane spaced from said first plane and connected to the first portion about a first lateral
side of the knife back attachment region; and

an elongated notch at a juncture of the first portion and the second portion and proximate the connection of the second portion
to the first portion, and

wherein the knife back attachment region comprises an upwardly extending transition region connected to the second portion
at the first lateral side of the knife back attachment region, and a recessed area about a second lateral side of the knife
back attachment region opposite the first lateral side, the recessed area sized so as to be configured to receive an upwardly
extending transition region of a knife back attachment region of a first adjacently positioned and identically shaped sickle
section, and

whereby the second portion is configured for overlapping a second adjacently positioned and identically shaped sickle section.

US Pat. No. 9,655,301

UNLOADING APPARATUS CONTROLLER FOR AGRICULTURAL HARVESTING MACHINES

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A control system for a movable unloading apparatus of an agricultural harvesting machine, wherein the movable unloading
apparatus is configured to direct crop material from the agricultural harvesting machine to a container driven in the vicinity
of the agricultural harvesting machine, the control system comprising
a controller configured to:
receive image data from a camera, the image data representative of a stream of crop material as it passes from the unloading
apparatus to the container;

process the image data and determine therefrom an orientation of at least one side edge of the stream of crop material in
order to determine a shape of the stream of crop material in the image data; and

set an attribute of the unloading apparatus in accordance with the determined shape of the stream of crop material in order
to direct the crop material from the unloading apparatus to the container.

US Pat. No. 9,485,908

SECONDARY CUTTING DEVICE ARRANGEMENT FOR AN AGRICULTURAL HARVESTING MACHINE

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. An agricultural machine operable for the harvesting of grain type crops, comprising:
a header, secured to a feeder system which is rotatably attached to the chassis of the agricultural machine about a horizontal
axis for adjusting a height of the header, the header comprising a first cutting device the position of which is dependent
on the height of the header, and a second cutting device which rests on and can move over the ground at different heights
of the header, and

wherein the second cutting device is connected to the back of the header via at least two coupling systems, wherein each of
these systems contains a lower and an upper support arm, the lower and upper support arms being arranged such that, during
rotation of the feeder system about the horizontal axis:

the lower arm can pivot with respect to the header at a first hinge point, and with respect to the second cutting device at
a second hinge point;

the upper arm can pivot with respect to the header at a third hinge point and with respect to the second cutting device at
a fourth hinge point;

a distance between the first and second hinge points being smaller than a distance between the third and fourth hinge points;
and

fixed distances between the first and third hinge points and between the second and fourth hinge points respectively, the
fixed distance between the first and the third hinge points being greater than the fixed distance between the second and fourth
hinge points, such that an inclination angle and height of a line defined between the second and the fourth hinge points remains
substantially unchanged with variation of the height position of the header, while the second cutting device rests on the
ground.

US Pat. No. 9,470,298

STRAIGHT TRACKING CONTROL SYSTEM FOR A MACHINE WITH A DUAL PATH ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED HYDROSTATIC TRANSMISSION

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A method for controlling a machine, the method comprising:
providing a machine having an input device, a first side and a second side opposite the first side, the input device controlling
a drive system for each of the first side and the second side;

receiving a first command value and a second command value from the input device;
comparing the first command value to the second command value;
executing a control algorithm with a controller, the control algorithm comprising:
providing the second command value, unmodified, to the second side drive system;
determining a speed difference between the first side drive system and the second side drive system;
adjusting the first command value in response to the determined speed difference if the first command value is equal to the
second command value; and

providing the adjusted first command value to the first side drive system.

US Pat. No. 9,347,200

FLUID CONTROL SYSTEM FOR WORK VEHICLE

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A fluid control system comprising:
a variable displacement pump having a load system control and configured to operate in an open center mode; and
a pump control operable between a first arrangement and a second arrangement, the pump control receiving pressurized fluid
from a first load sensor pressure in fluid communication with the pump and an actuator return pressure in fluid communication
with an actuator configured to operate using pressurized fluid from the system, the pump control providing a selective pump
control pressure to the pump load system control;

wherein when the system is operating in a standby mode, the pump control is urged to the first arrangement, the pump control
pressure being insufficient to overcome the first load sensor pressure applied to a control valve associated with the pump
load system control, resulting in the pump operating in a first minimized displacement condition;

wherein when the system is in a stall mode, the pump control is urged to the second arrangement by the actuator return pressure,
the pump control pressure being sufficient to overcome the first load sensor pressure as applied to the control valve associated
with the pump load system control, resulting in the pump operating in a second minimized displacement condition.

US Pat. No. 9,295,197

COMBINE HARVESTER WITH BLOWER EQUIPPED ELEVATOR

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. An agricultural harvester, comprising:
a chassis;
at least one ground engaging traction member connected to said chassis;
a cleaning system held by said chassis and configured to clean crop material; and
an elevator supplied with the crop material cleaned by said cleaning system, said elevator including:
a housing having a crop material inlet that receives the crop material, a boot portion that forms a bottom of said housing,
an air inlet and an air outlet;

a plurality of paddles configured to convey the crop material through said housing and away from said boot portion in a generally
vertical direction; and

a blower configured to produce a pressurized air stream through said air inlet that expels loose crop material into said air
outlet as the crop material is conveyed away from said boot portion.

US Pat. No. 9,288,944

REMOVABLE TROUGHS FOR A CLEANING SYSTEM OF AN AGRICULTURAL HARVESTER

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A cleaning system for use in an agricultural harvester, comprising:
a sieve; and
an auger arrangement positioned below said sieve, said auger arrangement including an auger, an end plate carrying said auger
and having a curved slot positioned radially outside of the auger, a deformable seal associated with said curved slot, a trough
having an inner side wall, and an elongate removable pull out which is slidable through said curved slot adjacent to said
inner side wall, said removable pull out and said deformable seal together being configured to prevent exit and entry of loose
particles through said curved slot.

US Pat. No. 9,242,632

METHOD OF CALIBRATION OF A PARK BRAKE OF A CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A method of calibrating a hydraulically operated park brake of a vehicle, comprising steps of:
a. propelling the vehicle using the transmission, with all brakes off;
b. monitoring a pressure condition in a hydrostatic power unit of the transmission, including recording a base pressure value
in the unit;

c. controlling the park brake in a predetermined manner using a first control signal value, and determining a resulting change
in a pressure condition in the hydrostatic power unit, and:

i. if the resulting change in the pressure condition in the hydrostatic power unit is more than a first predetermined value,
then releasing the park brake and repeating steps a.-c. to control the park brake using a second control signal value expected
to produce a lower resulting change in the pressure condition in the hydrostatic power unit; and

ii. if the resulting change in the pressure condition in the hydrostatic power unit is less than a second predetermined value,
then releasing the park brake and repeating steps a.-c. to control the park brake using a control signal value expected to
produce a higher resulting pressure in the hydrostatic power unit; and

d. if the resulting pressure in the hydrostatic power unit after performing steps a.-c. is between the first predetermined
value and the second predetermined value, then recording the control signal value as the calibration value.

US Pat. No. 9,168,784

SELF-PROPELLED WINDROWER TAILWHEEL NON-ZERO CASTER FOR STABILITY

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A self-propelled agricultural crop harvesting machine comprising:
a main frame extending along a longitudinal axis between front and opposing rear ends and adapted to support a removable crop-engaging
header on said front end thereof;

a transversely spaced-apart front wheel pair supporting the front end of the main frame;
an engine and drive system supported by said main frame to supply motive power to drive said front wheel pair at independently
adjustable rates, differences thereof enabling control of direction of travel of the harvesting machine;

laterally extending elongate beam portions connected to the main frame at a position spaced longitudinally from the front
wheel pair, each having a distal end;

a rear wheel pair supporting the rear end of the main frame, one of the rear wheel pair mounted on one of the respective distal
ends of the beam by a caster assembly, each caster assembly having a pivot member defining a generally upstanding swivel axis
mounted in a swivel support; and

a caster angle adjuster assembly connected to each of the laterally extending beam portions, each assembly having a fixed
adjuster portion disposed toward a proximal end of the laterally extending beam portions and a moveable portion disposed toward
the distal end of the laterally extending beam portions, the movable adjuster portion rotatable about the longitudinal axis
of the beam portion enabling rotation of the angle of orientation of the swivel axis at least in a plane parallel to the longitudinal
axis to a position angled from vertical; and

wherein each caster angle adjuster mechanism further comprises an indexing structure wherein the fixed and movable adjuster
portions may be selectively fixed in one of a plurality of angular positions corresponding to an angular displacement of the
swivel axis from vertical.

US Pat. No. 9,137,944

WINDROW DOOR FOR AN AGRICULTURAL COMBINE

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A windrow door for controlling a direction of flow of crop residue expelled from a combine, the combine including a spreader,
the windrow door comprising:
a door panel extending lengthwise between a first end and a second end, the door panel configured to be moved relative to
the spreader between a closed position, wherein the crop residue being expelled from the combine is directed along the door
panel and into the spreader, and a chute position, wherein the crop residue is directed through a rear opening of the combine
and onto the door panel;

wherein the first end of the door panel is mounted for rotation with respect to the spreader and the door panel is configured
to be angled downward from the spreader when in the chute position such that the first end of the door panel is positioned
vertically below the rear edge of an inlet of the spreader.

US Pat. No. 9,119,349

CONCAVE WITH CROP GUIDANCE FEATURES

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A concave for a combine harvester, the concave comprising:
a first longitudinal member comprising a plurality of first longitudinal member wire guide grooves substantially at the same
height position relative to a bottom of the first longitudinal member;

a second longitudinal member comprising a plurality of second longitudinal member wire guide grooves substantially at the
same height position relative to a bottom of the second longitudinal member;

a first transverse member and a second transverse member substantially parallel to one another affixed to the first longitudinal
member and the second longitudinal member; and;

a plurality of module members affixed to the first and second transverse members,
wherein the module members comprise a plurality of module member wire guide grooves, wherein at least two of the plurality
of modular member wire guide grooves are at different height positions relative to the bottom of the first longitudinal member,

a plurality of channels defined between the module member wire guide grooves,
wherein a bottom edge of at least two of the plurality of channels have different heights relative to a bottom edge of the
longitudinal members,

wherein the plurality of channels are not parallel to the transverse members.

US Pat. No. 10,070,575

AGRICULTURAL MACHINE WITH FOLDING HEADER

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. An agricultural harvester, comprising:a chassis; and
a header carried by said chassis, said header including:
a center section supporting a center cutter and having a pair of lateral ends;
a wing section linked to one of said lateral ends of said center section and supporting at least one wing cutter, said wing section being vertically moveable relative to said center section between a harvesting position and a transport position, said wing section being pivotally coupled to said center section about a generally vertical pivot axis in said transport position and substantially prevented from pivoting about said pivot axis in said harvesting position by way of one of an abutment of a lateral end of said center section with a lateral end of said wing section and a pivot tube having a laterally extending stop; and
a pivoting actuator linked to said wing section and to said center section, the pivoting actuator moves said wing section along said generally vertical pivot axis from said harvesting position to said transport position.

US Pat. No. 9,655,355

OPERATOR SELECTABLE SPEED INPUT

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A method for controlling operation of an agricultural vehicle as a function of a speed at which the agricultural vehicle
is traveling over a surface, the method comprising the steps:
receiving a signal from each of a plurality of sensors at a controller, each sensor operable to generate the signal responsive
to motion of the agricultural vehicle;

receiving an input from a user interface at the controller, the input identifying one of the plurality of sensors;
converting the signal received from the identified sensor to a speed feedback signal, wherein the signal from a first of the
plurality of sensors is in a first format, the signal from a second of the plurality of sensors is in a second format, and
each of the signals is converted to a single format for the speed feedback signal; and

controlling operation of the agricultural vehicle as a function of the speed feedback signal.

US Pat. No. 9,650,088

WORK VEHICLE

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1. A work vehicle comprising:
a frame having two opposed compartments, wherein each compartment of the two opposed compartments is configured to receive
a lubricating liquid to provide lubrication to a respective chain drive, the chain drive is usable to drivingly move a continuous
track or a set of wheels to move the work vehicle, the continuous track and the set of wheels are interchangeably receivable
by the frame, and the frame remains virtually identical whether receiving the continuous track or the set of wheels; and

a motor having a first drive gear and a second drive gear;
wherein a first chain of the respective chain drive extends between the first drive gear and a first sprocket coupled to a
first wheel drive axle positioned proximate to a first longitudinal end of the frame, and a second chain of the respective
chain drive extends between the second drive gear and a second sprocket coupled to a second wheel drive axle positioned proximate
to a second longitudinal end of the frame, opposite the first longitudinal end of the frame, while the set of wheels is received
by the frame; and

wherein at least one chain of the respective chain drive extends between the first drive gear and a third sprocket coupled
to a track drive axle positioned proximate to the first longitudinal end of the frame, and the at least one chain of the respective
chain drive extends between the second drive gear and a fourth sprocket coupled to the track drive axle, while the continuous
track is received by the frame.

US Pat. No. 9,609,797

AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENT WITH PIVOTING TOOL FRAME

CNH Industrial America LL...

14. An agricultural implement comprising:
a main frame configured to be coupled to a tow vehicle;
a tool frame pivotally coupled to the main frame, wherein the tool frame comprises a forward toolbar and a rearward toolbar
rigidly coupled to one another;

a linkage member separate from the main frame, wherein the linkage member extends between the forward toolbar and the rearward
toolbar and comprises a first connection point directly connected to the forward toolbar and a second connection point directly
connected to the rearward toolbar to rigidly couple the forward toolbar and the rearward toolbar to one another;

a forward row of ground engaging tools having a first plurality of ground engaging tools coupled to the forward toolbar;
a rearward row of ground engaging tools having a second plurality of ground engaging tools coupled to the rearward toolbar;
a forward linkage assembly extending between the main frame and the tool frame;
a rearward linkage assembly extending between the main frame and the tool frame, wherein the rearward linkage assembly comprises
a plurality of rearward linkage members rotatably coupled to one another, wherein one of the plurality of rearward linkage
members is coupled to the tool frame between the forward toolbar and the rearward toolbar; and

a forward actuator configured to drive rotation of a forward rockshaft of the forward linkage assembly relative to the main
frame, wherein the forward rockshaft is rotatably coupled to the main frame, and the forward rockshaft is configured to drive
the forward row of ground engaging tools upwardly and downwardly relative to the rearward row of ground engaging tools in
response to rotation of the forward rockshaft;

wherein the forward row of ground engaging tools is configured to pivot upwardly and downwardly relative to the rearward row
of ground engaging tools using the forward linkage and the rearward linkage.

US Pat. No. 9,585,302

CLOSING ASSEMBLY FOR AN AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENT

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A row unit for an agricultural implement comprising:
at least one closing disc configured to move soil into a trench;
a coupling configured to support the at least one closing disc;
a first arm having a first end coupled to a center portion of the coupling and a second end configured to rotatably couple
to a support structure of the row unit; and

a second arm having a first end rotatably coupled to an outer portion of the coupling and a second end configured to rotatably
couple to the support structure of the row unit, wherein the outer portion of the coupling includes a bracket having a plurality
of openings, and each opening of the plurality of openings is configured to receive an attachment element to rotatably couple
the first end of the second arm to the bracket, wherein the outer portion of the coupling is rotatable relative to the center
portion of the coupling, and rotation of the outer portion relative to the center portion drives a rotational axis of the
at least one closing disc to revolve about a longitudinal axis of the center portion to enable the at least one closing disc
to maintain a desired toe angle relative to a direction of travel or a desired camber angle relative to a surface of the soil
as the row unit travels across a field.

US Pat. No. 9,556,954

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING SHUTTLE SHIFTS WITH A TRANSMISSION OF A WORK VEHICLE

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A method for performing a shuttle shift with a transmission of a work vehicle, the transmission including at least an input
shaft, an output shaft, a counter shaft, and a plurality of driven shafts, the method comprising:
initiating the shuttle shift by
disengaging a clutch associated with a first directional gear of a directional driven shaft of the plurality of driven shafts
and the input shaft to eliminate any driving connection between the input shaft and the directional driven shaft, the first
directional gear being configured to rotate the directional driven shaft in a first direction;

disengaging a clutch associated with a second driven gear of at least one secondary driven shaft of the plurality of driven
shafts and the output shaft to eliminate any driving connection between the output shaft and the at least one secondary driven
shaft;

engaging or maintaining an existing engagement of two or more clutches associated with at least two gears of the at least
one secondary driven shaft of the plurality of driven shafts to reduce a rotational speed of at least the directional driven
shaft; and

after rotational speed of at least the directional driven shaft is at least reduced,
disengaging the two or more clutches associated with the at least two gears of the at least one secondary driven shaft of
the plurality of driven shafts to permit at least the directional driven shaft to be brought up to speed in a second direction;

engaging at least one clutch associated with a second directional gear operably engaged with the input shaft and the directional
driven shaft of the plurality of driven shafts to cause rotation of at least the directional driven shaft in the second direction,
while the output shaft remains disconnected; and

after rotation of at least the directional driven shaft is brought up to speed in the second direction,
engaging clutches associated with driven gears operably engaged with the directional driven shaft and the at least one secondary
driven shaft of the plurality of driven shafts to establish a driving connection between the directional driven shaft and
the at least one secondary driven shaft; and

engaging clutches associated with driven gears operably engaged with the at least one secondary driven shaft of the plurality
of driven shafts and the output shaft to establish a driving connection between the at least one secondary driven shaft and
the output shaft, resulting in full engagement of the transmission to permit travel of the work vehicle in the second direction.

US Pat. No. 9,554,498

LARGE FIELD CULTIVATOR NARROW FOLD

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. An agricultural implement, comprising:
a main frame including a pull hitch tube extending in a travel direction;
at least one wing pivotally coupled with said main frame about at least one generally vertical axis, said at least one wing
operable to pivot forward about said at least one generally vertical axis to a position adjacent to and generally parallel
with said pull hitch tube when the agricultural implement is in a transport configuration, said at least one wing operable
to pivot outward about said at least one generally vertical axis to a position perpendicular to said pull hitch tube when
the agricultural implement is in an operating configuration; and

at least one wing front section pivotally attached to said at least one wing, said at least one wing front section operable
to pivot to a generally vertical position when the agricultural implement is in said transport configuration and operable
to pivot to a generally horizontal working position forward of said at least one wing in said travel direction when the agricultural
implement is in said operating configuration.

US Pat. No. 9,485,907

MODULAR AGRICULTURAL FLAIL CUTTING UNIT FOR A WORKING MACHINE

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A combine harvester, comprising:
a main cutting unit having a working width when cutting a crop; and
a secondary modular cutting unit mounted on the back of the main cutting unit, the secondary modular cutting unit including:
an elongate supporting frame;
a selectable plurality of cutting modules connected to the frame, each cutting module comprising a housing and having-a horizontally
arranged shaft spanning between end sections of the housing, the shaft having a plurality of cutting elements arranged on
the shaft for rotation about a rotational axis of the shaft for cutting crop material, wherein the respective shafts of adjacent
cutting modules do not overlap in a cutting width directly behind the working width of the main cutting unit; and

wherein a length of the supporting frame is longer than a length of the cutting modules and a plurality of connection plates
extending from the supporting frame and the housings of the cutting modules are mounted to the connection plates.

US Pat. No. 9,487,075

WORK VEHICLE WITH TRACTION GEARBOX COOLING

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A work vehicle comprising
a driver's cabin;
a main engine and main engine gearbox;
a secondary gearbox other than the main engine gearbox, said secondary gearbox comprising a lubricant;
a main engine cooling circuit for circulating an engine coolant, said main engine cooling circuit comprising at least one
sub-portion in which the engine coolant flow, the sub-portion comprising a radiator for heating the driver's cabin;

a cooling circuit in which the lubricant of the secondary gearbox flows; and
a heat exchanger configured for heat exchange between the engine coolant and the lubricant of the secondary gearbox flowing
in the lubricant cooling circuit, the heat exchanger being configured to receive at least a portion of the engine coolant
flowing in the sub-portion of the main engine cooling circuit and to transfer heat from the lubricant of the secondary gearbox
flowing in the lubricant cooling circuit to the at least portion of the engine coolant flowing in the sub-portion of the main
engine cooling circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,468,142

DUAL CONVEYOR GRANULAR COMMODITY DISPERSEMENT SYSTEM

CNH Industrial America LL...

21. An assembly for distributing agricultural materials, the assembly comprising:
a container constructed to contain an amount of granular commodity and to be supported by a chassis of a vehicle;
at least two conveyors, each conveyor extending along a respective lateral side of a longitudinal centerline axis of the chassis,
each of the at least two conveyors having an intake end oriented to receive granular commodity from the container and an output
end that is oriented rearward of the intake end of the respective conveyor relative to the centerline longitudinal axis of
the chassis; and

a control connected to the vehicle and configured to change an operating speed of at least one of the at least two conveyors
in response to a turn associated with movement of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 9,456,551

GRAIN CONVEYOR FOR A COMBINE HAVESTER

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A grain conveyor for a combine harvester comprising:
a grain elevator having an inlet for receiving a flow of grain;
a transition chamber connected to the grain elevator, the transition chamber including:
an inlet, and
an outlet in fluid communication with the transition chamber inlet and the grain elevator inlet; and
an auger assembly operatively connected to the transition chamber, the auger assembly including:
an elongated trough having an inlet for receiving a flow of grain and an outlet in fluid communication with the transition
chamber inlet, and

an auger situated within the elongated trough and extending out through the auger assembly outlet, wherein the auger includes
a first set of auger flights having a larger diameter than a second set of auger flights situated upstream the first set of
auger flights.

US Pat. No. 9,452,674

WORK VEHICLE HAVING A COOLING SYSTEM WITH A REVERSIBLE AIRFLOW

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A work vehicle, comprising:
an engine;
a hood enclosure at least partially surrounding the engine and extending between a forward end and an aft end, the hood enclosure
including a front grille disposed at the forward end and a secondary grille spaced apart from the front grille, the hood enclosure
at least partially defining an airflow compartment;

a heat exchanger disposed in the airflow compartment between the front grille and the engine; and
at least one cooling fan disposed in the airflow compartment between the heat exchanger and the engine, the at least one cooling
fan being configured to generate an airflow within the airflow compartment between the front grille and the secondary grille,
an operation of the at least one cooling fan being controlled so as to vary a flow direction of the airflow between the front
grille and the secondary grille based on changes in an airflow parameter of the work vehicle,

wherein the airflow parameter includes at least one of wind speed, wind direction, air temperature at the work vehicle, or
a direction of travel of the work vehicle.

US Pat. No. 9,315,327

HARVESTER CROP DELIVERY SYSTEM

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7. A self-propelled harvester, comprising:
a generally enclosed vessel for securing harvested crop therein; and a crop delivery system conned to and configured for unloading
crop from the vessel, the delivery system comprising a first tube connected to the harvester having a first angled orientation,
a first end and an opposed second end, the first tube is configured to receive the crop from the vessel at the first end,
and a continuous belt having a receiving region in close proximity to the first end of the first tube;

wherein a portion of the belt operable to carry the crop from the receiving region is structurally supported by and substantially
covered by the first tube, while a portion of the belt operable to return to the receiving region after delivering the crop
passes beneath the first tube;

wherein the crop delivery system further comprises a second tube having a second angled orientation, a third end, and an opposed
fourth end, the second end of the first tube and the third end of the second tube being connected by a transition area, the
system being operable to deliver the crop received from the first end of the first tube to the fourth end of the second tube;

the continuous belt further having a delivery region in close proximity of the fourth end of the second tube, a portion of
the belt operable to carry the crop further being substantially covered by the second tube and the transition area;

wherein the transition area includes a roller positioned substantially transverse to the first tube and the second tube and
in contact with the belt, the roller forming a substantially flat bend area in the belt for transitioning the belt from the
first angled orientation to the second angled orientation.

US Pat. No. 9,307,689

MANUAL BACKUP SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING FLUID FLOW TO CYLINDERS WITHIN AN AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENT

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. An agricultural implement system, comprising:
a down force cylinder configured to apply a downward force to a row unit, a depth control cylinder configured to vary a penetration
depth of a ground engaging tool of the row unit, a press wheel cylinder configured to vary contact force between a press wheel
and a soil surface, a closing disk cylinder configured to vary contact force between a closing disk and the soil surface,
a residue manager cylinder configured to vary contact force between a residue manager and the soil surface, or a combination
thereof;

an electronic control unit configured to automatically regulate a pressure within the down force cylinder, the depth control
cylinder, the press wheel cylinder, the closing disk cylinder, the residue manager cylinder, or a combination thereof; and

a manual backup system configured to facilitate manual pressure adjustment of the down force cylinder, the depth control cylinder,
the press wheel cylinder, the closing disk cylinder, the residue manager cylinder, or a combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,303,760

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING SHIFTS OF AN ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED MECHANICAL TRANSMISSION OF A VEHICLE

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A method of shifting a transmission of a vehicle; the method comprising the steps of:
initiating a shift from a first gear to a second gear in the transmission;
disengaging a first clutch associated with said first gear;
engaging a second clutch associated with said second gear; and
actively modifying at least one of a pump displacement and a motor displacement while at least one of said disengaging step
and said engaging step are being carried out, said motor being drivingly coupled to the transmission; and

calculating pump commands and motor commands dependent upon a feedback signal of at least one of a speed of the vehicle, an
acceleration of the vehicle and an engine speed, said pump commands and said motor commands being used to respectively change
said pump displacement and said motor displacement;

wherein said calculating commands step compensates for an increase in vehicle velocity during an up-shift and a decrease in
vehicle velocity during a down-shift by altering said pump commands and/or said motor commands.

US Pat. No. 9,273,649

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING AN ELECTRIC ASPIRATOR OF AN AIR INTAKE SYSTEM FOR A WORK VEHICLE

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A system for controlling an air intake system for a work vehicle, the system comprising:
a filter assembly including a pre-cleaner configured to separate particulates from air received by the filter assembly, the
pre-cleaner defining a pre-cleaner outlet;

an electric aspirator in fluid communication with the pre-cleaner outlet, the electric aspirator including a motor configured
to rotate a fan so as to create a vacuum for scavenging the particulates separated from the air within the pre-cleaner;

a controller communicatively coupled to the electric aspirator, the controller being configured to vary a rotational speed
of the motor based on changes in a load-based parameter of the work vehicle; and

a particulate sensor communicatively coupled to the controller, the particulate sensor being configured to detect the presence
of particulates contained within the air received by the filter assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,205,880

ROPS RETENTION SYSTEM FOR A WORK VEHICLE

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A roll-over protection system (ROPS) retention system for retaining a suspended cab frame relative to a chassis frame of
a work vehicle, the retention system comprising:
a support bracket configured to be coupled to the chassis frame, the support bracket being positioned relative to the cab
frame such that a gap is defined between the support bracket and the cab frame;

a retention stake extending outwardly from a surface of one of the cab frame or the support bracket between a base end and
a tip end, the retention stake being configured to be received within a collar opening defined in the other of the cab frame
or the support bracket, the retention stake defining a stake diameter at the tip end that is less than a diameter of the collar
opening; and

a connection strap coupled between the cab frame and the support bracket, wherein when the cab frame is displaced laterally
relative to the chassis frame, the retention stake is configured to engage an outer perimeter of the collar opening to limit
further lateral displacement of the cab frame.

US Pat. No. 9,119,346

EXTRACTOR APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR INTACT CROP RESIDUE COLLECTION AND DEPOSITION

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. An extractor for a harvester having a conveyor system for conveying cut crops and loose residue, comprising:
a fan disposed in a fan housing including an inlet opening and an exhaust opening, the inlet opening disposed in spaced relation
to the conveyor system such that the inlet opening and the conveyor system bound ends of an air flow path therebetween, the
air flowing through the inlet opening into the direction of the exhaust opening; and

a rotary extractor screen having a rotational axis including a drive connected in rotatably driving relation to the extractor
screen to rotate the screen through the air flow path such that the air flow will pass through successive portions of the
screen, the extractor screen having a larger surface area than a sectional extent of the air flow path, the rotational axis
disposed in offset relation thereto such that a portion of the extractor screen covers the air flow path such that the air
flow along the path will pass therethrough and into the inlet opening, while a larger portion of the screen is located beside
the air flow path.

US Pat. No. 9,119,347

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING THE LOAD ON AN ELEMENT OF THE DRIVE SYSTEM OF A PLUNGER IN A BALER

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A square baler that forms rectangular bales of agricultural crop material, comprising
a plunger that compacts harvested crop material by a reciprocating movement in a fore-and-aft direction within a bale-forming
chamber,
a drive system that drives the reciprocating movement of the plunger, a plurality of sensors placed on the drive system, and
an electronic device that determines a value representative of an estimate of the load on one or more elements of the drive
system, the electronic device comprising

a first port for obtaining a first value representative of an estimate of the load on the plunger;
a second port for obtaining a second value representative of an estimate of the position of one or more elements of the drive
system, relative to load on the plunger; and

a computation unit that determines the value representative of the estimate of the load on one or more elements of the drive
system based on the first and second value.

US Pat. No. 9,107,348

FLUID CIRCUIT FOR BALE EJECTION

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1. An agricultural harvester comprising:
a baling chamber having a bale outlet and a tailgate at a rear section of the baling chamber, the tailgate movable between
a closed and one or more open positions and obstructing the bale outlet in its closed position;

at least one actuator mechanically linked to the tailgate, the at least one actuator capable of moving the tailgate between
the closed and one or more open positions and having

at least a first fluid opening on one end of the at least one actuator,
wherein the at least first fluid opening feeds pressurized fluid into a hydraulic circuit; the hydraulic circuit comprising:
a source of pressurized fluid in fluid communication with the at least first fluid opening for supplying fluid to and returning
fluid from the actuator in the hydraulic circuit;

a fluid stop valve in fluid communication with the hydraulic circuit; and
a fluid controller that controls the flow of pressurized fluid through the fluid stop valve from the source of pressurized
fluid or from the at least one actuator;

wherein the at least one actuator is configured to move the tailgate from a closed position to one or more open positions
in a first and a second hydraulic state; whereby, in the first hydraulic state, the stop valve is closed allowing pressurized
fluid from the source of pressurized fluid to enter the first fluid opening and to bypass the fluid stop valve; whereby, in
the second hydraulic state, the fluid stop valve is open allowing pressurized fluid from the source of the pressurized fluid
to flow through the open fluid stop valve and to return pressurized fluid to the source of the pressurized fluid thereby diverting
a volume of pressurized fluid from entering the at least one first fluid opening of the at least one actuator and substantially
reducing and/or stopping movement of the actuator.

US Pat. No. 9,066,470

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING SPREADER OUTPUT FROM A HARVESTER

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A harvester comprising:
a spreader system configured to distribute an agricultural material onto a field, wherein the spreader system is configured
to receive the agricultural material from a chopper;

wherein the spreader system comprises at least one spreader at least one of a first panel and vane positioned on a first lateral
side of the spreader system, and at least one of a second panel and vane positioned on a second lateral side of the spreader
system, opposite the first lateral side, and wherein the spreader system configured to detect a first force applied to the
at least one of the first panel and vane and a second force applied to the at least one of the second panel and vane, and
to adjust at least one of a lateral or longitudinal position of the spreader system with respect to the chopper based on the
first force, the second force, or a combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,071,610

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPROVED RIDE CONTROL FOR A WORK VEHICLE WHEN TRANSPORTING A DRAWN IMPLEMENT

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A method for providing improved ride control for a work vehicle when transporting a drawn implement, the method comprising:monitoring a load applied through at least one drawbar-related component of the work vehicle while the drawn implement is being transported by the work vehicle, the drawn implement being located at a transport position relative to a driving surface of the work vehicle such that a ground engaging tool of the drawn implement is located above the driving surface;
detecting a variation in the monitored load over time;
comparing the detected load variation in the monitored load to a predetermined load variance threshold; and
controlling an operation of at least one of an implement suspension system of the drawn implement or a vehicle suspension system of the work vehicle so as to reduce the detected load variation in the monitored load when the load variation exceeds the predetermined load variance threshold, wherein controlling the operation of the least one of the implement suspension system of the drawn implement or the vehicle suspension system of the work vehicle comprises controlling the operation of the implement suspension system such that the ground-engaging tool is raised or lowered relative to the driving surface as the drawn implement is being transported so as to reduce the detected load variation in the monitored load.

US Pat. No. 10,030,796

VACUUM HOSE COUPLING WITH QUICK LOCK FEATURE

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. An agricultural planter, comprising:a chassis;
a pneumatic system carried by the chassis;
at least one row unit carried by the chassis, the row unit including:
a unit body;
a metering unit carried by the unit body;
a port with a channel formed therein connected to the metering unit and having a spaced-apart free end;
a hose connected to the pneumatic system and having a free end which extends near to the row unit; and
a flexible coupling configured to be positioned over the free end of the port and the free end of the hose,
wherein the flexible coupling, when positioned over the free end of the port and the free end of the hose, positions each free end near each other, the flexible coupling including an inner separation lip which provides a separation between the free end of the port and the free end of the hose, such that the free end of the port and the free end of the hose are each positioned near opposite sides of the inner separation lip of the flexible coupling, so that neither any portion of the free end of the port nor the free end of the hose directly contacts or overlaps each other, the flexible coupling releasably coupling the port and the hose together to permit airflow from the pneumatic system therethrough.

US Pat. No. 9,854,741

CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING TWO BANKS OF ADJUSTABLE VANES ON A CYLINDRICAL ROTOR CAGE OF AN AGRICULTURAL HARVESTER

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A threshing system for use in an agricultural harvester, the threshing system comprising:
a rotor cage with a plurality of slots therein, the rotor cage having an outer generally cylindrical surface;
a plurality of banks of adjustable vanes pivotally coupled to the rotor cage including a first bank of vanes and a second
bank of vanes; and

an adjustable vane control system coupled to the rotor cage, the adjustable vane control system including:
a first member pivotally coupled to each of the vanes in the first bank of vanes through corresponding ones of the slots;
a second member pivotally coupled to each of the vanes in the second bank of vanes through corresponding ones of the slots;
a first linkage;
a second linkage; and
an arm having an end that is coupled to the first member by way of the first linkage, the arm having an opposite end that
is coupled to the second member by way of the second linkage, the first member and the second member each having a range of
travel defined by the slots, the first member and the second member each having a surface facing the outer surface of the
rotor cage, the surface of the first member and the surface of the second member each remaining tangent to the outer surface
of the rotor cage as the first member and the second member are moved within their range of travel.

US Pat. No. 9,811,109

CONTROL DEVICE FOR A CRAWLER VEHICLE

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A device configured to control a transmission of a crawler vehicle, comprising:
a lever element actuatable by an operator in a first direction and rotatable by the operator in a direction transverse to
the first direction, the lever element being continuously displaceable between a plurality of positions;

a control element operable by the lever element and configured to engage and disengage a main clutch of the crawler vehicle;
and

a cam member cooperating with a rocker arm assembly to apply on the lever element a controlled force, the controlled force
depending on a position of the lever element;

wherein the cam member is coupled to the lever element such that displacement of the lever element between the plurality of
positions drives the cam member to rotate relative to the rocker arm assembly, and the lever element is rotatable relative
to the cam member without altering a position of the cam member,

wherein the cam member is delimited by a cam profile which has a recess configured to stably receive a cam follower of the
rocker arm assembly in one of the plurality of positions of the lever element corresponding to a configuration in which the
main clutch is engaged,

wherein the cam profile has a valley configured to stably receive the cam follower in a neutral stable position of the lever
element corresponding to a configuration in which the main clutch is disengaged,

wherein the cam profile has a profile portion interposed between the valley and the recess, the profile portion being inclined
toward the valley so that, if the lever element is released when the cam follower is in contact with the profile portion,
the cam member brings the lever element back to the neutral stable position,

wherein along the profile portion, the rocker arm assembly applies to the cam member a force which progressively increases
from the valley towards the recess,

wherein the cam profile has an inclined stretch arranged at an opposite side of the valley with respect to the recess so that,
when the cam follower is in contact with the inclined stretch, a transmission brake suitable for braking a gearing mechanism
of the vehicle gearbox is activated.

US Pat. No. 9,688,113

SYSTEM FOR ADJUSTING FRAME HEIGHT OF AN AGRICULTURAL VEHICLE

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A suspension system comprising:
a strut having a link and a pivot, wherein the link has a first end and a second end, the link is coupled to a wheel support
bracket at the first end, the link is coupled to a spring at the second end, the pivot is positioned between the first end
and the second end, the pivot is configured to enable the link to rotate in a first direction about a pivot axis to transition
a frame to a raised position and to rotate in a second direction about the pivot axis to transition the frame to a lowered
position, the second direction is opposite the first direction, and the raised position of the frame is higher above a surface
of a field than the lowered position; and

a height adjustment mechanism coupled to the link at a location remote from the pivot, wherein the height adjustment mechanism
is configured to drive the link to rotate in the first direction and in the second direction.

US Pat. No. 9,511,665

DRIVE TRAIN FOR A PTO SHAFT

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A method of preventing rotation of a power take-off (PTO) shaft of an agricultural vehicle when a clutch connecting the
PTO shaft to a crankshaft of an engine of the agricultural vehicle is disengaged, comprising:
applying to the PTO shaft a retarding torque of a magnitude exceeding a maximum output torque of the clutch when the clutch
is disengaged, wherein the retarding torque is applied by one or more stationary magnets and an armature rotatable with the
PTO shaft having circumferentially spaced pole pieces of ferromagnetic material.

US Pat. No. 9,480,204

BRAKE MECHANISM FOR AGRICULTURAL BALER

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. Agricultural baler comprising
a baling chamber and a plunger, wherein the plunger is connected to a plunger driving mechanism that is adapted to reciprocally
move the plunger in the baling chamber,

a hydraulic brake mechanism comprising a master cylinder, a brake cylinder and a lever, wherein the lever is provided to operate
the master cylinder, the master cylinder is fluidly connected to the brake cylinder that is arranged to act on the plunger
driving mechanism for braking the plunger driving mechanism,

wherein the hydraulic brake mechanism further comprises an accumulator operationally integrated in the hydraulic brake mechanism
for accumulating and storing mechanical energy in the hydraulic brake mechanism, the accumulator is formed by a spring arranged
between the lever and the master cylinder to transmit a compression from the lever to the master cylinder,

wherein the lever comprises a compression pin via which the lever is provided to act on the master cylinder, and wherein the
compression pin is biased via said spring towards the master cylinder.

US Pat. No. 9,475,598

WRAPPING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LARGE COTTON OR BIOMASS BALES

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A mobile bale forming apparatus having a floor for carrying compacted bales from a bale forming chamber of the apparatus,
an improvement characterized by a system for individually wrapping the bales including a wrap dispensing structure disposed
about a path along the floor and defining an opening through which the bales will successively pass when leaving the bale
forming chamber, the wrap dispensing structure holding and containing an elongate tube of wrapping material having cross sectional
dimensions for fitting about the bales and a longitudinal dimension sufficient for receiving at least two of the bales in
succession, the wrap dispensing structure being configured and operable for holding an open end of the tube of the wrapping
material about the opening such that as each of the bales pass through the opening the bales will enter the tube and progressively
pull the wrapping material from the wrap dispensing structure about the bale so as to be progressively covered by the wrapping
material and so as to be at least substantially fully covered by the wrapping material when exiting the opening; the system
for wrapping the bales further including a wrapper closing apparatus disposed adjacent to the wrap dispensing structure, configured
and operable for gathering the tube of the wrapping material between the wrap dispensing structure and the wrapped bale, cinching
the material about an end of the bale to close the tube, and placing a clamp about the cinched material for holding the tube
closed about the end of the bale, the wrapper closing apparatus including:

a support arm having a terminal end; and
a gathering arm having a first end interconnected to the terminal end of the support arm by a jaw and a free second end, the
jaw configured to rotate the gathering arm about the terminal end of the support arm between a first position for receiving
the uncinched wrapping material adjacent thereto and a second position wherein the wrapping material is cinched within the
jaw.

US Pat. No. 9,447,858

HYDRO-MECHANICAL CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION FOR PRODUCING HIGH TORQUE OUTPUT

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A transmission for a vehicle comprising:
an engine drive shaft configured to be driven by an engine;
a planetary gear unit configured to be driven by power from the engine and to provide power to drive a transmission output
shaft;

a hydrostatic drive unit configured to be driven by power from the engine and to drive a primary hydrostatic drive shaft;
an engine clutch configured to be driven by the engine to drive an input sun gear of the planetary gear unit while engaged;
a secondary hydrostatic drive shaft configured to be driven by the primary hydrostatic drive shaft and to drive a ring gear
of the planetary gear unit;

a hydrostatic output clutch configured to be driven by the secondary hydrostatic drive shaft and to provide power to drive
an output sun gear of the planetary gear unit while engaged;

a high torque clutch configured to be driven by a planet carrier of the planetary gear unit and to drive the transmission
output shaft;

a low torque clutch configured to be driven by the output sun gear of the planetary gear unit and to drive the transmission
output shaft; and

a controller configured to cause the hydrostatic output clutch and the high torque clutch to be engaged and to cause the engine
clutch and the low torque clutch to be disengaged to cause the planetary gear unit to operate in a hydrostatic differential
mode while the vehicle is not moving, or while the vehicle is moving at low speeds.

US Pat. No. 9,423,026

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION WHEN TRANSITIONING OPERATION FROM A HYDROSTATIC MODE TO A HYDRO-MECHANICAL MODE

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A method for controlling a continuously variable transmission of a work vehicle when transitioning operation from a hydrostatic
mode to hydro-mechanical mode, the continuously variable transmission configured to provide a hydrostatic drive, the method
comprising:
operating the continuously variable transmission in the hydrostatic mode such that a first range clutch and a secondary range
clutch of the continuously variable transmission are engaged and a directional clutch of the continuously variable transmission
is disengaged, the first range clutch being associated with operating the continuously variable transmission within a first
speed range;

monitoring a drivetrain torque of the work vehicle;
receiving, with a computing device, a mode switch signal associated with transitioning the operation of the continuously variable
transmission from the hydrostatic mode to the hydro-mechanical mode while a ground speed of the work vehicle is below a maximum
ground speed associated with the first speed range, wherein the mode switch signal corresponds to a signal that is generated
when the drivetrain torque exceeds a predetermined torque threshold;

initiating a clutch swap between the secondary range clutch and the directional clutch such that the secondary range clutch
is disengaged and the directional clutch begins to slip;

adjusting a swash plate angle of the hydrostatic drive as the directional clutch is slipped in order to transition the operation
of the continuously variable transmission to an operating point defined along a hydro-mechanical operating curve associated
with the first speed range for the hydro-mechanical mode; and

fully engaging the directional clutch to allow operation of the continuously variable transmission along the hydro-mechanical
operating curve.

US Pat. No. 9,399,382

ROLL-OVER PROTECTION SYSTEM

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. Agricultural vehicle comprising a body to which a front axle is pivotally connected, wherein a hydraulic cylinder is mounted
as a suspension system between the body and the axle, the agricultural vehicle further comprising
a hydraulic system comprising
the hydraulic cylinder and a steerable valve provided to selectively connect the hydraulic cylinder to one of an open oil
reservoir and an accumulator, a damping element provided between the accumulator and the steerable valve, wherein the hydraulic
system is operative to control the steerable valve to connect the hydraulic cylinder to the accumulator when a rollover situation
is detected and to connect the hydraulic cylinder to the open oil reservoir when return from the rollover situation to a stable
situation is detected.

US Pat. No. 9,340,956

BOOM LOCK SYSTEM FOR WORK MACHINE

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A work vehicle comprising:
a frame including generally upwardly extending laterally spaced side members;
a boom structure including a pair of arms pivotably connecting the boom structure to the frame;
a pressurized fluid system operably associated with the boom structure for raising and lowering jointly each of the arms along
a path of travel adjacent a corresponding side member;

a stop member selectably extending outwardly from at least one of the side members between a locking position and a retracted
position, the locking position extending at least a portion of the stop member into the path of travel of a corresponding
arm of the boom structure to prevent a lowering movement of the boom structure beyond a predetermined height; and

a boom lock system for preventing the fluid system from applying a fluid force to lower the boom structure when the stop member
is in the locking position;

wherein the boom lock system comprises a selectably actuatable switch between a first position and a second position, the
first position corresponding to the stop member being in the locking position;

wherein the boom lock system comprises an electrical circuit comprising the switch and a valve in fluid communication with
the boom structure, wherein in response to the switch being in the first position, the electrical circuit is open, preventing
the fluid system from applying a fluid force to lower the boom structure.

US Pat. No. 9,254,773

ADAPTIVE RATE CONTROL FOR FEEDING GRAIN TO A GRAIN UNLOADER CONVEYOR

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A method of adaptive rate control for feeding grain to an unloader conveyor, comprising:
providing a grain holding device;
providing an unloader conveyor adjacent to the grain holding device, including a housing having an inlet end including an
opening for receiving grain, an opposite outlet end including a discharge opening through which the grain can be discharged,
an unloader conveyor element extending through the housing between the ends and operable for conveying the grain through the
housing from the inlet end and discharging the grain through the discharge opening;

providing apparatus within the grain holding device operable for feeding the grain therein at a controllable rate into the
opening of the inlet end of the unloader conveyor for conveyance thereby from the grain holding device;

automatically sensing at least one condition representative of a capacity of the unloader conveyor for receiving the grain
wherein automatically sensing comprises determining information representative of a resistance to rotation or a torque loading
condition exerted against a drive of the apparatus that conveys the grain through the housing from the inlet end;

automatically controllably operating the apparatus in a variable manner as a function of the information representative of
the resistance to rotation or the torque loading condition to automatically adapt a delay in feeding from the apparatus based
on the resistance to rotation or the torque loading condition against the drive of the conveyer when feeding the grain to
the inlet end of the unloader conveyor at a rate which is a function of the sensed capacity of the unloader conveyor for receiving
the grain.

US Pat. No. 9,173,342

STORAGE TANK SUMP ARRANGEMENT FOR AN AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENT

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. An agricultural implement, comprising:
a plurality of row units configured to deliver flowable agricultural product to a field;
a storage tank configured to hold the flowable agricultural product, the storage tank comprising a first sump and a second
sump, wherein the first sump comprises a first fluid collection reservoir positioned adjacent to a front portion of the storage
tank relative to a direction of travel, and the second sump comprises a second fluid collection reservoir, separate from the
first fluid collection reservoir, positioned adjacent to a rear portion of the storage tank relative to the direction of travel;
and

a pump in fluid communication with the first sump and the second sump, wherein the pump is configured to pump the flowable
agricultural product from the storage tank to the plurality of row units.

US Pat. No. 9,089,088

BAFFLE RETENTION CHANNEL FOR AN INDUCTOR BOX OF AN AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENT

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A agricultural product distribution system comprising:
an inductor box configured to receive agricultural product and conveyed air and to combine the conveyed air and the agricultural
product, wherein the conveyed air is configured to direct the agricultural product through ports to a plurality of distribution
units, the inductor box comprises a baffle retention channel that receives a removable baffle, and the removable baffle comprises
at least one opening configured to control an amount of the conveyed air directed through the ports to the plurality of distribution
units.

US Pat. No. 9,091,193

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COOLING A DIESEL EXHAUST FLUID DOSING MODULE OF AN AGRICULTURAL VEHICLE

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. An agricultural vehicle comprising:
an exhaust system comprising:
a dosing module having a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet;
a first conduit coupled directly between the fluid inlet and an engine cooling system of the agricultural vehicle, wherein
the first conduit is configured to hold a cooling fluid, and the engine cooling system is configured to supply the cooling
fluid to at least an engine of the agricultural vehicle; and

a second conduit coupled directly between the fluid outlet and the engine cooling system and configured to hold the cooling
fluid, wherein the cooling fluid is configured to flow from the first and second conduits into the engine cooling system after
the engine of the agricultural vehicle is turned off;

wherein the first conduit is circuitously routed such that the first conduit contains a plurality of bends between the engine
cooling system and the fluid inlet, the second conduit is circuitously routed such that the second conduit contains a plurality
of bends between the engine cooling system and the fluid outlet, at least one of the first conduit and the second conduit
includes a plurality of parallel conduit portions, and the circuitously routed first and second conduits form a total volume
of cooling fluid sufficient to cool the dosing module to an approximately ambient temperature after the engine of the agricultural
vehicle is turned off.

US Pat. No. 9,072,220

AGRICULTURAL HARVESTER DRIVE LINE

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. An agricultural harvester, comprising:
a chassis;
a ground engaging transport system supporting said chassis; and
a header mechanism extending from said chassis, said header mechanism including:
a first structural member;
a second structural member pivotally coupled to said first structural member about an axis;
a power conveying system, having:
a driving pulley coupled to said first structural member;
a driven pulley coupled to said second structural member;
an idler pulley;
a flexible link conveying power from said driving pulley to said driven pulley, said flexible link in contact with said idler
pulley; and

a cantilevered member connected to said second structural member, said cantilevered member extending beyond said axis where
said cantilevered member is movably coupled to said idler pulley.

US Pat. No. 9,066,472

AGRICULTURAL BALER WITH BALE CHUTE

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. An agricultural baler comprising:
a baling chamber for use in compressing crop material to a bale;
a bale chute disposed at an outlet of said baling chamber for receiving said bale and lowering the completed bale onto the
field;

wherein the bale chute has a leading end connected to the outlet of the baling chamber for pivoting movement about an axis
transverse to the direction of travel of the baler between a first position in which bales from the baling chamber can be
received onto the bale chute and a lowered second position which is inclined to the horizontal to cause a completed bale to
slide under the action of gravity along the bale chute and to fall onto the field from a trailing end of the bale chute;

a hydraulic actuator configured to pivot the bale chute between the second position and the first position;
a hydraulic accumulator hydraulically connected to the hydraulic actuator such that the hydraulic actuator exerts an upward
force on the bale chute, the upward force extending along but opposing the direction of the gravitational pull, the hydraulic
actuator and the hydraulic accumulator are provided such that the upward force of the hydraulic actuator on the bale chute
in the first position of the bale chute is smaller than the downward force generated by the combined weight of the bale chute
and a completed bale on the bale chute but in the second position of the bale chute is larger than the downward force generated
by the weight of the bale chute and wherein upward force equals the downward force generated by the combined weight of the
bale chute and the completed bale in the second position of the bale chute.

US Pat. No. 10,035,394

ROLL ANGLE STOP ARRANGEMENT FOR A SUSPENSION SYSTEM IN AN OFF-ROAD VEHICLE

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. An off-road vehicle, comprising:a chassis;
an axle carriage attached to or forming a part of the chassis;
a pair of suspension cylinders, each said suspension cylinder being connected to said axle carriage;
a rigid axle mounted to the axle carriage and movable in vertical directions relative to the axle carriage using the pair of suspension cylinders, the axle including a first pair of roll angle stops which engage the axle carriage when the axle is at or near a fully lowered position relative to the axle carriage, and a second pair of roll angle stops which engage the axle carriage when the axle is at or near a fully raised position relative to the axle carriage.

US Pat. No. 10,028,424

SYSTEM FOR MOUNTING AN AGRICULTURAL SOIL ANALYZER TO AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENT

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A retractable mounting assembly, comprising:a frame assembly comprising at least one rigid frame member, wherein the frame assembly is configured to facilitate movement of an agricultural soil analyzer from a first position longitudinally proximate to a rear end of an agricultural implement to a second position longitudinally rearward of the first position, relative to a direction of travel of the agricultural implement, the frame assembly is configured to position the agricultural soil analyzer above and proximate to a surface of an agricultural field while in the second position, and the at least one rigid frame member is formed from a non-electrically interactive material, wherein the agricultural soil analyzer is configured to monitor soil conditions of the agricultural field in the second position.

US Pat. No. 9,903,421

AIR CLUTCH COVER

CNH Industrial America LL...

7. A clutch cover for protecting an air clutch from debris, the air clutch including an air cylinder, a housing depending
from the air cylinder and a sprocket extending from the housing, the clutch cover comprising:
a shell having an opening therethrough and including:
first and second sidewalls having lower edges and defining an interior cavity therebetween for receiving the housing of the
air clutch therein, the lower edges of the first and second sidewalls including arcuate rims formed therein which define cut-outs
in the first and second sidewalls;

a forward wall interconnecting the first and second sidewalls, the forward wall having a generally straight lower segment
terminating at a lower edge and a curved upper segment; and

a rearward wall interconnecting the first and second sidewalls, the rearward wall having a length and terminating at a lower
edge spaced from the lower edge of the lower segment of the forward wall; and

a collar extending along an axis, surrounding the opening, and sized to receive the air cylinder of the air clutch, the collar
fabricated from a resilient material and being configured to sealably engage an outer surface of the air cylinder passing
through the opening;

wherein:
the cut-outs in the first and second sidewalls are axially aligned;
the lower edges of the first sidewall, the second sidewall, the forward wall and rearward wall define a clutch opening for
allowing at least a portion of the housing to pass therethrough into the interior cavity

the axis passes through the clutch opening.

US Pat. No. 9,730,390

CHAFF SPREAD ASSISTED BY CROSS-BLOWN AIRFLOW

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A spreader arrangement for dispersing crop residue laterally from each side of an agricultural harvester, comprising:
at least first and second spreader units spaced one from the other on opposite sides of a harvester longitudinal centerline;
each spreader unit including a generally vertically extending rotor having an impeller near an upper end thereof for expelling
crop residue from the harvester and a fan near a lower end thereof for creating an airflow to assist in dispersing crop residue;
and

at least one conduit for ducting the airflow obliquely upward from said fan to said impeller.

US Pat. No. 9,688,134

EXHAUST SYSTEM FOR AN OFF-ROAD VEHICLE

CNH Industrial America LL...

7. A mounting assembly for an exhaust system of an off-road vehicle, comprising:
a front mount coupled to a frame of the off-road vehicle, comprising:
a base coupled to the frame and extending in a substantially vertical direction;
a platform coupled to the base and extending laterally outward from the frame, wherein the platform is configured to receive
and to support a muffler; and

a rear mount integrally formed within a fender of the off-road vehicle, comprising:
a panel disposed above a top surface of a shell of the fender, wherein the panel is configured to receive and to support the
muffler; and

a structural support configured to support the panel above the top surface of the shell of the fender;
wherein the front and rear mounts are configured to support the muffler in a substantially horizontal orientation relative
to a ground plane.

US Pat. No. 9,648,802

MULTIPLE SEED-TYPE PLANTER WITH ON-ROW SELECTOR ASSEMBLY

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A planter for planting multiple types of seed in a single planting pass during row-crop planting of an agricultural field,
the planter comprising:
a frame;
a bulk storage system for separately storing seeds of multiple types on the planter;
multiple row units supported by the frame, each of the multiple row units including,
an on-row storage system with multiple compartments configured to store the multiple types of seed;
a seed meter for planting the multiple types of seed and including a housing defining a seed chamber therein for receiving
seeds for singulation and individual delivery from the seed meter, the housing of the seed meter having an inlet defining
a passage from outside of the seed meter to the seed chamber;

a flow path at least partially interconnecting the bulk storage system and the on-row storage system for selectively carrying
a selected one of the multiple types of seeds from the bulk storage system toward the on-row storage system;

a diverter in communication with the flow path for selectively diverting the selective one of the multiple types of seeds
in the flow path to a corresponding compartment of the on-row storage system; and

a selector assembly arranged between the multiple compartments of the on-row storage system and the inlet of the seed meter
housing for selectively releasing seeds of one of the multiple types of seed from a corresponding one of the multiple compartments
of the on-row storage system into the seed chamber of the seed meter at a given time.

US Pat. No. 9,532,505

HOOD DIVIDER ADJUSTMENT APPARATUS FOR AN AGRICULTURAL HARVESTER

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A row divider of an agricultural harvester comprising:
a hood;
a divider;
and an adjustment apparatus for adjusting a position of the divider and hood relative to each other, the adjustment apparatus
including:

a divider support connected to the hood and supporting the divider, and
an adjustment assembly connected to the divider support and extending through the hood to an outer region of the hood.

US Pat. No. 9,527,211

CONTROL ARCHITECTURE FOR MULTI-ROBOT SYSTEM

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A multiple robot control architecture, comprising:
a plurality of robotic agricultural machines including a first robotic agricultural machine and a second robotic agricultural
machine, each said robotic agricultural machine including:

a plurality of actuator controllers;
at least one controller configured to implement a plurality of finite state machines within an individual robot control architecture
(IRCA), a corresponding one of said finite state machines being unique to each of said plurality of actuator controllers,
each of the finite state machines operating in parallel relative to each other, with one state in each finite state machine
always being active; and

a global information module (GIM) communicatively coupled to said IRCA, said GIM of said first robotic agricultural machine
and said GIM of said second robotic agricultural machine are configured to cooperate to cause said first robotic agricultural
machine and said second agricultural machine to perform at least one agricultural task, said GIM including a finite state
machine with three parallel finite states.

US Pat. No. 9,526,212

BALER AUTOMATIC STOPPING SEQUENCE

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A method for coordinating stopping a tractor simultaneously with wrapping a bale with twine in a baler while operating
a tractor to move the baler with respect to a windrow of cut crop material for picking up the cut crop material with the baler,
the method comprising:
moving a twine arm assembly from a home position at which the twine arm assembly is arranged with respect to a bale chamber
of the baler to allow forming of a bale within the bale chamber to an insert position at which the twine arm assembly is arranged
with respect to the bale chamber to allow twine to release from the twine arm assembly and apply to the bale during a bale-wrapping
procedure;

detecting arrival of the twine arm assembly at an insert preparatory position prior to the twine arm assembly reaching the
insert position from the home position;

sending a tractor halt command based on the detection of the arrival of the twine arm assembly at the insert preparatory position;
stopping the tractor in response to the tractor halt command, wherein the tractor stops substantially simultaneously with
the arrival of the twine arm assembly at the insert position and the beginning of the bale-wrapping procedure.

US Pat. No. 9,526,213

AGRICULTURAL SQUARE BALER

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. An agricultural square baler comprising
a baling chamber configured for compressing crop material forming a bale;
a bale chute disposed at an outlet of said baling chamber for receiving said bale and lowering the completed bale onto the
field; and

wherein the bale chute has a leading end connected to the outlet of the baling chamber for pivoting movement about an axis
transverse to a direction of travel of the baler between a first position in which bales from the baling chamber are received
onto the bale chute and a lowered second position which is inclined to the horizontal such that a trailing end is lowered
to prevent a completed bale from toppling or being damaged;

an actuator configured to pivot the bale chute between the first and the second position;
a sensor configured and positioned to sense movement on the bale chute of a completed bale and generating a signal indicative
of said movement,

an electric controller configured for controlling the pivoting of the bale chute between the first and the second position
by the actuator, wherein the controller, the sensor and the actuator are interconnected,

wherein the controller is configured to control the actuator such that the bale chute is pivoted from the first position to
the second position after receiving the signal indicative of movement from the sensor;

wherein the bale chute in the first position slopes with respect to the horizontal such that the leading end is higher than
the trailing end.

US Pat. No. 9,491,908

TRACTOR MOUNTED COTTON HARVESTER

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A tractor mounted cotton harvester, comprising:
at least one mechanized cotton picking unit configured and operable for receiving standing cotton plants and harvesting the
cotton therefrom, a receptacle defining a cotton gathering chamber adapted for receiving and holding the picked cotton, at
least one duct connected between the at least one cotton picking unit and the cotton gathering chamber, including an internal
passage through which picked cotton can be conveyed into the chamber, and a fan configured and operable for blowing the picked
cotton through the passage;

wherein the at least one picking unit is removably mounted to a frame adjacent to at least one side of the tractor in a forward
facing orientation between front and rear wheels of the tractor and includes a cotton plant receiving channel disposed sidewardly
outwardly of the wheels, and the receptacle is removably attached to the rear of the tractor;

wherein the frame of the picking unit is connected to a central frame portion of the tractor below a hood portion between
the front and rear wheels and extends laterally with respect to the direction of forward travel on both side of the tractor
and at least one of an additional picking unit, a counter weight and a reservoir are mounted on the opposing side of the tractor
from the at least one picking unit;

wherein the at least one picking unit is driven by a drive arrangement located between the front and rear wheels of the tractor,
the drive arrangement spanning laterally between a lower point on the tractor adjacent the frame and the at least one picking
unit;

wherein the drive arrangement is one of a gear box and drive shaft arrangement powered by a mid-power takeoff of the tractor
or a hydraulic motor and fluid line arrangement connected via fluid lines with a pump and reservoir.

US Pat. No. 9,474,203

GAUGE WHEEL FOR AN AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENT

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A gauge wheel for an agricultural implement, comprising:
a tire, comprising:
a first circumferential section forming an axially inward portion of the tire, wherein the first circumferential section comprises
a lip extending radially outward from the tire and having an axially inward end configured to contact an opener disc and an
axially outward end, at least one cutout extends axially between the axially inward end and the axially outward end of the
lip forming respective lip segments, the at least one cutout is configured to enable displaced soil to move from the axially
inward end to the axially outward end of the lip, and radial profiles of the respective lip segments are substantially the
same as one another; and

a second circumferential section extending from the first circumferential section at the axially outward end of the lip and
forming an axially outward portion of the tire.

US Pat. No. 9,402,345

COTTON HARVESTER

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A cotton harvester, comprising:
a cutting apparatus configured to sever cotton plants from a ground surface of a field;
a plant conveyor apparatus configured to convey the severed plants through a picking chamber; and
a picking apparatus comprising a plurality of spindles configured to move into the picking chamber and pick cotton filaments
from bolls of the severed plants conveyed through the picking chamber and to carry the picked cotton into another area of
the harvester, and doffers in the other area configured to remove the cotton from the plurality of spindles;

wherein the plant conveyor apparatus bounds and encloses an upper periphery of the picking chamber, the plurality of spindles
extend upwardly through a surface that forms a lower periphery of at least a portion of the picking chamber, the plant conveyor
apparatus is configured to cause the severed plants to flow in a first direction from an upstream end of the picking chamber
to a downstream end of the picking chamber, and the plurality of spindles are configured to move through the picking chamber
in a second direction transverse to the first direction.

US Pat. No. 9,402,347

BALER REAR SHIELD MECHANISM

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A baler comprising:
a baler frame;
a bale chamber configured to form a bale from bale material; and
a gate assembly comprising:
a belt guide mechanism coupled to a side of the baler frame and guide one or more belts used to form the bale;
a shield pivotably coupled to the side of the baler frame and configured to at least partially enclose with the frame at least
one or more components of the baler in a lower shield position; and

a linkage assembly coupled between the belt guide mechanism and the shield; and
wherein, the belt guide mechanism is configured to pivot between a lower belt guide mechanism position and a raised belt guide
mechanism position to allow the bale to be ejected from the bale chamber, and

the linkage assembly is configured to pivot the shield between the lower shield position and a raised shield position responsive
to the pivoting of the belt guide mechanism;

wherein the linkage assembly comprises:
a shield support arm coupled between the shield and the baler frame; and
a linkage arm coupled between the shield support arm and the belt guide mechanism.

US Pat. No. 9,394,669

SKID STEER LOADER BLADE CONTROL

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A work vehicle comprising:
a frame supporting a manipulating structure coupled to an implement;
an operator control, wherein rotation of the operator control about each of three control axes is configured to cause corresponding
rotation of the implement about a respective one of three different rotational axes via a first hydraulic circuit and a second
hydraulic circuit, the three different rotational axes comprise a first axis, a second axis, and a third axis, the first hydraulic
circuit is configured to control pitching movement of the implement about the first axis, and the second hydraulic circuit
is configured to respectively control tilting and yawing movement of the implement about the second and third axes;

wherein the operator control is configured to manipulate all control functions associated with positioning the implement with
respect to the three different rotational axes by controlling the first and second hydraulic circuits and without utilizing
a switch to toggle between the tilting and yawing movements.

US Pat. No. 9,357,692

DEPTH ADJUSTMENT FOR CONTROLLING PLANTING DEPTH

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. An agricultural seed planting implement, comprising:
a ground penetrating assembly;
an adjustable gauge wheel supporting said ground penetrating assembly at controlled penetration depths;
a depth control linkage arm adjustably positioning said gauge wheel;
a handle connected to said depth control linkage arm for axially positioning said depth control linkage arm, said handle being
rotatable about a longitudinal axis thereof; and

a depth adjustment register including a pair of notches, each notch of said pair of notches engaged by said handle in a first
rotational orientation of said handle for establishing a first depth for said ground penetrating assembly and in a second
rotational orientation of said handle for establishing a second depth for said ground penetrating assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,328,822

PARKING BRAKE SYSTEM FOR A WORK VEHICLE

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A parking brake system for use with a transmission of a work vehicle, the parking brake system comprising:
a braking mechanism housed within the transmission; and
a brake actuator positioned outside the transmission, the brake actuator being coupled to the braking mechanism to allow the
braking mechanism to be actuated between an engaged state and a disengaged state, the brake actuator comprising:

a housing extending between a first end and a second end, the housing at least partially defining a rod-side chamber, a secondary
chamber and a piston-side chamber extending between the rod-side and secondary chambers;

a primary piston positioned within the housing between the piston-side and rod-side chambers, the primary piston movable between
a first position at which the braking mechanism is actuated to the engaged state and a second position at which the braking
mechanism is actuated to the disengaged state;

a rod extending partially within the rod-side chamber and including an internal end coupled to the primary piston and an external
end positioned outside the housing;

a spring housed within the rod-side chamber so as to be engaged between the primary piston and the first end of the housing;
and

a secondary piston at least partially housed within the secondary chamber, the secondary piston extending between a proximal
end positioned at or adjacent to the primary piston and a distal end positioned opposite the proximal end, the secondary piston
being configured to apply a force against the primary piston when fluid is supplied within the secondary chamber at the distal
end of the secondary piston in order to move the primary piston from the first position to the second position.

US Pat. No. 9,291,258

JOYSTICK CONTROL FOR A CHANGE SPEED GEARBOX

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A joystick control for a change speed gearbox, comprising:
a support body;
an axle rotatably supported by the body;
an operating lever connected to the axle by a pivot pin having an axis perpendicular to that of the axle such that the operating
lever is rotatable about the axis of the axle and is pivotable relative to the axle about the axis of the pivot pin;

first and second actuating members rotatably supported by the axle, the first actuating member being disposed on a first side
of the operating lever and defining a first opening configured to receive one end of the axle, the second actuating member
being disposed on an opposite second side of the operating lever and defining a second opening configured to receive an opposed
end of the axle, each actuating member being connectable to a respective Bowden cable to extend and retract the cable in response
to rotation of the actuating member about the axle; and

mating formations on the operating lever and each of the first and second actuating members to engage the operating lever
selectively for rotation with one of the first actuating member or the second actuating member in dependence upon a direction
in which the operating lever is pivoted relative to the axle about the pin.

US Pat. No. 9,227,618

METHOD FOR CALIBRATING A DETECTOR IN A DAMPING ASSEMBLY

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A method for calibrating a detector of a damping assembly in a vehicle, the damping assembly comprising a damper for connecting
a transmission shaft of a transmission system of the vehicle to a driving shaft comprising the steps of:
applying different torques at the damping assembly by generating losses at different working conditions of the transmission
system, so that the damper can be compared to a damper of a reference vehicle for each of the different working conditions,
and during the step of applying different torques

disconnecting the transmission system from an axle of the vehicle by
opening at least one clutch and/or at least one synchronizer interposed between the axle and the transmission system, the
axle supporting wheels or crawler sprockets of the vehicle,
wherein the losses at different working conditions are generated by selecting different positions of a swash plate of a variable
displacement hydraulic pump and/or a variable absorption hydraulic motor included in the transmission system, each position
corresponding to a selected swivel angle of the swash plate.

US Pat. No. 9,227,464

AXLE ASSEMBLY FOR A WORK VEHICLE

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. An axle assembly for a work vehicle comprising:
a hub defining a tapered inner surface and a first keyway portion extending radially outwardly from the tapered inner surface,
the first keyway portion defining a first keyway surface;

a casing at least partially received within the hub, the casing defining a tapered outer surface and a second keyway portion,
the second keyway portion extending radially inwardly from the tapered outer surface and defining a second keyway surface,
the tapered outer surface extending parallel to the tapered inner surface and being configured to contact the tapered inner
surface such that a tapered interface is defined between the casing and the hub, the first and second keyway portions configured
to be circumferentially aligned such that a keyway is defined between the first and second keyway surfaces;

a shaft configured to be received within the casing, the shaft defining a central axis, the tapered interface extending non-parallel
to the central axis; and

a key received within the keyway;
wherein the first and second keyway surfaces extend in a direction non-parallel to the tapered interface, and
wherein the shaft and the casing together define a keyway with a key positioned therein.

US Pat. No. 9,222,448

AIR INTAKE SYSTEM FOR A WORK VEHICLE WITH IMPROVED FAN ASPIRATION

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. An air intake system for a work vehicle, the air intake system comprising:
a fan shroud extending between a shroud inlet and a shroud outlet;
a fan disposed within the fan shroud between the shroud inlet and the shroud outlet, the fan being configured to draw air
through a front grille of the work vehicle;

an intake duct for receiving a portion of the air drawn through the front grille by the fan;
a filter assembly in flow communication with the intake duct, the filter assembly including a pre-cleaner and an air filter,
the pre-cleaner defining a scavenge port;

an aspiration conduit coupled to the scavenge port; and
an aspiration scoop extending between an inlet end and an outlet end, the inlet end being coupled to the aspiration conduit,
the aspiration scoop extending through a portion of the fan shroud between the inlet and outlet ends such that the outlet
end is positioned within the fan shroud at a location upstream of the fan, the outlet end including an outlet opening facing
towards the fan, the outlet opening being defined by at least one curved wall,

wherein rotation of the fan generates a vacuum within the aspiration scoop such that particulates within the pre-cleaner are
directed through the aspiration conduit and are expelled from the outlet opening of the aspiration scoop.

US Pat. No. 9,179,601

CORN HEAD ASSEMBLY WITH CATCH PLATE

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A corn head assembly for a combine harvester comprising:
a frame for mounting to a forward end of the combine harvester;
a conveyor extending across the frame for conveying crop material to a combine feeding location;
a plurality of row units extending forward from the frame, each row unit including a catch plate for facingly engaging a flow
of crop material, a surface area of the catch plate with irregularities that mitigate a sliding of grain from the surface
area,

a gather chain that is mounted on each row unit, the gather chain directs corn stalks to an end of a row unit for removal
of corn ears from stalks, and

a stripping plate that removes corn ears from stalks.

US Pat. No. 9,137,942

LOW TORQUE AND VACUUM SEED METER

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A seed meter, comprising:
a housing assembly defining a housing cavity; and
a seed disk assembly that is arranged for rotation inside of the housing cavity, the seed disk assembly including,
a rotatable support plate having a back wall including an inwardly facing surface;
a rotatable seed disk that has an inwardly facing surface and that is mounted to the support plate so as to define a seed
disk assembly cavity between the inwardly facing surfaces of the support plate back wall and the seed disk; and

a wiper basket arranged within the seed disk assembly cavity and engaging the inwardly facing surface of the seed disk so
as to create a seal that separates the seed disk assembly cavity into a vacuum zone in which a vacuum pressure is present
in the seed disk assembly cavity for holding seeds against the seed disk and a non-vacuum zone in which the seeds are isolated
from the vacuum pressure;
wherein the wiper basket is maintained in a fixed position within the seed disk assembly cavity as the support plate and the
seed disk rotate.

US Pat. No. 9,062,733

GAS SPRING OIL RESERVOIR

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A gas spring comprising:
a housing having an end configured to receive a rod therethrough, the rod connected to a piston movably positionable within
the housing;

a pair of sealing devices; and
a pair of retention members; and
one spacer separating the sealing devices and forming a compartment containing oil, the spacer including a cylindrical outer
surface and having opposing open ends defined by an opening formed therethrough which forms an inner surface, the compartment
positioned near the end of the housing, the compartment having a first portion and a second portion;

the first portion defining a first space is defined by the sealing devices, the spacer and the rod, the second portion defining
a second space is defined by the sealing devices, the spacer and the housing, the first portion and the second portion formed
to extend about the spacer, the first portion and the second portion including oil which circulates about opposing ends, the
inner surface and the outer surface of the spacer within the compartment,

wherein the spacer is spaced away from the rod and away from the housing via the oil in the compartment so that the spacer
does not contact the rod, and

wherein the spacer only contacts the pair of retention members at two points via positioning features of the spacer to permit
circulation of oil about the spacer.

US Pat. No. 9,043,950

SEED DELIVERY SYSTEM

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A method of row-crop planting with a seed delivery system that includes a planter having a seed meter, the method comprising:
individually conveying seeds through a seed meter with a seed disk for row-crop planting of an agricultural field;
delivering pressurized air to a housing of the seed meter so as to pressurize at least a portion of the seed meter that is
arranged on one side of the seed disk with a positive pressure;

directing the seeds through a seed tube for delivery to the agricultural field;
providing a sensor in communication with the seed tube, the sensor generating signals corresponding to a rate at which the
seeds travel through the seed tube;

determining a velocity of the seeds traveling through the seed tube in response to the signals generated by the sensor;
determining a velocity of the seed tube relative to the agricultural field; and
adjusting a value of the positive pressure within the housing of the seed meter based at least in part on the velocity of
the seed tube relative to the agricultural field and the velocity of the seeds traveling through the seed tube.