AGERpoint® Awarded a New Patent
Improving real-time yield monitoring and sensor fusion
We are excited to announce the issue by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office of a new, and third, patent on December 11, 2018 involving systems, and methods for controlling a modular system for improved real-time yield monitoring and sensor fusion of crops in an orchard.
The new patent, US 10,151,839, “SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING CROP YIELDS WITH HIGH RESOLUTION GEO-REFERENCE SENSORS” focuses on the ability to integrate measurements from various technologies, including LiDAR, to calculate the yield of crops in real-time and associate the yield to a specific plant or region within a grower’s holdings.
This patent is related to one of AGERpoint’s additional patents, US 9,983,311, “MODULAR SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING CROP YIELDS WITH HIGH RESOLUTION GEO-REFERENCED SENSORS” which focuses on the systems and methods for controlling a modular system for improved real-time yield monitoring and sensor fusion of crops in an orchard. This patent supports AGERpoint’s YieldTracker product which tracks harvests throughout a field, providing actual yield data row-by-row.
“This new patent, expands on our library of proprietary expertise around precise agriculture data collection techniques and associated permanent crop analytics,” said Andrew J. Nash, CEO of AGERpoint. He continued with “With every advancement in our technology, our goal is to continue to place precise actionable data in the hands of all value chain participants (food & beverage industry, growers, researchers, agronomists, insurers, industry associations, etc.) to continue to innovate and enhance decision making processes.”