Patents Examined by Abigail A Risic
  • Patent number: 10316477
    Abstract: A screed assembly is provided for use at a road finisher. This comprises a control unit, a first compacting device and a second compacting device, which is arranged in a first direction behind the first compacting device. The disclosure is characterized in that the control unit is configured to activate and/or deactivate the second compacting device in a delayed manner relative to the first compacting device by a time period, which is unequal to zero. A method for operating a screed assembly for use at a road finisher is also provided. This comprises the following steps: activating and/or deactivating a first compacting device of the screed assembly, activating and/or deactivating a second compacting device of the screed assembly, which is arranged in direction of travel of the road finisher behind the first compacting device, after expiration of a predeterminable time period, which is unequal to zero.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: JOSEPH VOEGELE AG
    Inventor: Harald Reufels
  • Patent number: 10316475
    Abstract: A paving machine includes an auger drive system secured with a primary auger shaft, and a primary auger sleeve disposed for selective rotation with the primary auger shaft with engagement of a selectively-actuable primary auger clutch. The paving machine further includes at least a first auger extension that is selectively-engagable with the primary auger shaft with engagement of a first auger extension clutch. In this way, the primary auger sleeve and the first auger extension may be separately actuated for rotation with the auger drive system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Caterpillar Paving Products Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew Busch
  • Patent number: 10308111
    Abstract: A self-propelled construction machine, comprises a machine frame, on which a working unit is arranged, and comprises a drive unit for driving the working unit. An additive, in particular a urea solution for operating an exhaust gas treatment system, is provided in an operating material tank which is integrated in the fuel tank or water tank of the construction machine. The integration of the operating material tank in the fuel tank or water tank does not necessitate any modifications to the machine frame. The dimensions of the construction machine can also remain unchanged, since the fuel tank does not take up any extra space on the machine frame if the dimensions of the fuel tank or water tank are maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: WIRTGEN GMBH
    Inventors: Peter Busley, Olaf Gaertner, Cyrus Barimani
  • Patent number: 10309068
    Abstract: A supported bridge including a prefabricated bridge including a deck and a plurality of girders. The deck is supported above the plurality of girders. The supported bridge further includes, a first and second abutment extending underneath the plurality girders in a direction transverse to the spanwise direction. The transverse abutments are mounted beneath the plurality of girders. The first steel abutment is located toward a first end of the prefabricated bridge and the second steel abutment is located toward a second end of the prefabricated bridge. Each abutment includes a beam and a bottom plate. The beam includes an upper flange, a lower flange, and a web connecting the upper flange and lower flange. The bottom plate is mounted on a bottom surface of the lower flange and has a width that is at least 1.5 times as great as a width of the lower flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: CONTECH ENGINEERED SOLUTIONS LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Hemann, Jarred M. Watts, Gregory H. May
  • Patent number: 10294617
    Abstract: An asphalt sealer packaging and dispensing system having a pre-portioned, modular containment for containing a volume of cold pour asphalt sealer. The modular containment is formed of a cube shaped outer corrugated cardboard housing having a high temperature stable sealing insert. The housing is interchangeably attached to a spreading apparatus having a wheeled carriage with grasping/pushing handles. A linear output of asphalt sealer is thereby dispensed as said wheeled carriage is rolled along a target surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventor: Matthew D McCarthy
  • Patent number: 10287734
    Abstract: A road paver with a height-adjustable screed for installing a pavement layer and at least one support device for carrying and positioning at least one sensor unit is provided. The support device comprises a center bar, at least one extension bar for the center bar, and at least one attachment unit which detachably attaches the extension bar at one end of the center bar. The center bar and the extension bar are by way of the attachment unit relative to one another—when viewed in the vertical projection plane—at a first mounting angle connectable to one another, and the center bar and the extension bar are by way of the attachment unit connectable to one another—when viewed in the vertical projection plane—at at least one further mounting angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: JOSEPH VOEGELE AG
    Inventor: Ingo Herzberg
  • Patent number: 10287733
    Abstract: A road paver includes a paving screed adjustable in height for installing a road surface layer and at least one holding device for carrying and positioning of at least one sensor unit. The holding device has at least one swivel arm module for fastening the holding device on the road paver, at least one carrier arm module and at least one sensor module comprising the sensor unit. The carrier arm module is fastened by a first clamping device on the swivel arm module and the sensor module is fastened by a second clamping device on the carrier arm module, wherein the first and the second clamping device are formed respectively for a predetermined clamping force when the respective clamping devices are in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: JOSEPH VOEGELE AG
    Inventor: Ingo Herzberg
  • Patent number: 10273638
    Abstract: A laminated mat for use as the temporary surface at a construction site or roadway leading thereto. This mat includes at least three layers of boards in a top layer, at least one core layer and a base layer. Preferably, each layer is rectangular. The top and base layers each include a plurality of parallel boards of substantially equal length that are made of oak or other hardwoods, or of plastic or elastomeric materials. The core layer includes a plurality of parallel boards of substantially equal length that are made of chemically treated softwood, encapsulated softwood, or of plastic or elastomeric materials, with the boards arranged to be perpendicular to the boards of the top layer, and configured so that adjacent boards in the core layer engage, contact and abut each other to minimize or eliminate space between adjacent boards to improve the strength of the core layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Quality Mat Company
    Inventor: Joe Penland, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10273639
    Abstract: A hybrid crane/rig mat that has outer side members of first and second side beams or boards of engineered lumber, oak or other hardwoods, or bumper members of solid or filled or unfilled hollow plastic members; a core structure of a metal or thermosetting plastic frame that includes side and end members and that contains therein a plurality of longitudinal members made of wood, engineered lumber, or of plastic or elastomeric materials; and a plurality of joining rods that pass through the outer side members, the core structure and longitudinal members to attach the outer side members to the core structure. The first end of the mat includes a male member and the second end of the mat includes a female member so that a first end of one mat can be releasably interlocked with a second end of a similarly configured and adjacently positioned additional mat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Quality Mat Company
    Inventors: Joe Penland, Jr., Scott Calvert
  • Patent number: 10266999
    Abstract: A vehicle barrier apparatus includes a base and a deployable element. The deployable element is rotatably coupled to the base, enabling transition from a stored orientation to a deployed orientation. The deployable element can engage a vehicle physically in the deployed orientation to impair vehicle motion. An actuating mechanism is mechanically coupled to the deployable element cause the deployable element to move from the stored orientation to the deployed orientation responsive to a trigger. The apparatus may include a triggering device that detects the vehicle and provides the trigger to the actuating mechanism responsive to the detection. In addition, or alternatively, the apparatus can include a communications interface that receives a trigger communication from a remote location and causes the trigger to be provided to the actuating mechanism. The apparatus may be portable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Eikon Corporation
    Inventor: Peter John Rothschild
  • Patent number: 10266993
    Abstract: A bearing pad for receiving and retaining the substantially vertically oriented structural members of a module for use in constructing a pathway and supporting the pathway module on a ground surface can include a main body member having a lower ground engaging surface and a first slot defined by a first cross support member engaging portion of the main body member. The first slot can be planar and disposed transversely to the lower ground engaging surface of the main body member. The vertically oriented structural member that can be received and retained in the first slot by the first cross support member engaging portion of the main body member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: ASTRA CAPITAL INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Kenneth Szekely
  • Patent number: 10266233
    Abstract: According to one aspect, a vessel ramp assembly system includes a ramp assembly configured to assist with ingress and egress of an individual with respect to the vessel, a deployment system configured to move the ramp assembly between a stowed position with respect to the vessel and a deployed position with respect to the vessel, and a positioning system configured to move the ramp assembly to move a first end of the ramp assembly with respect to a deck of the vessel and provide a second end of the ramp assembly at an appropriate position where the individual may use the ramp assembly for the ingress and egress with respect to the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventor: Robert M. Dishon
  • Patent number: 10253462
    Abstract: A concrete patching robot has a multi-axis robotic manipulator mounted on a powered, movable, platform that can be raised and lowered to access the underside of structures that may be substantial distances above the ground, for example, the underside of an elevated highway. The entire assembly is maneuverable under the work area and the platform may be raised to access the concrete. Once the work area is in reach of the arm, the device is able to use numerous tools to complete essential steps to repair the concrete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: RevolutioNice Inc.
    Inventors: Sreenivas Raman, Elie Cherbaka, Ryan J. Giovacchini, Brian Jennings, Thomas C. Slater
  • Patent number: 10240304
    Abstract: A road paver includes a paving screed adjustable in height for installing a road surface layer and at least one holding device for carrying and positioning of at least one sensor unit. The holding device has at least one swivel arm module for fastening the holding device on the road paver, at least one carrier arm module and at least one sensor module comprising the sensor unit. The carrier arm module is fastened by a first clamping device on the swivel arm module and the sensor module is fastened by a second clamping device on the carrier arm module, wherein the first and the second clamping device are formed respectively for a predetermined clamping force when the respective clamping devices are in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: JOSEPH VOEGELE AG
    Inventor: Ingo Herzberg
  • Patent number: 10240305
    Abstract: A road paver with a height-adjustable screed for installing a pavement layer and at least one support device for carrying and positioning at least one sensor unit is provided. The support device comprises a center bar, at least one extension bar for the center bar, and at least one attachment unit which detachably attaches the extension bar at one end of the center bar. The center bar and the extension bar are by way of the attachment unit relative to one another—when viewed in the vertical projection plane—at a first mounting angle connectable to one another, and the center bar and the extension bar are by way of the attachment unit connectable to one another—when viewed in the vertical projection plane—at at least one further mounting angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: JOSEPH VOEGELE AG
    Inventor: Ingo Herzberg
  • Patent number: 10233600
    Abstract: A monitor detects a speed of a vehicle for controlling a speed regulator. A speed regulator controller configures a speed regulator based on the detected speed, the speed regulator being configurable to inflate to an extended configuration and deflate to a retracted configuration, the speed regulator controller configured to inflate the speed regulator to the extended configuration in a first mode and to deflate the speed regulator to the retracted configuration in the first mode based on the detected speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventor: James P Janniello
  • Patent number: 10236670
    Abstract: A cable housing system includes a housing positioned below a travel path having a crown surface. A plurality of surface lid sections are connected to the housing. The surface lid sections generally lie flush with the surface crown of the travel path when in a closed position and define gaps between the surface lid sections when in an open position. A surface lid interlocking mechanism connects at least two adjacent surface lid sections, and an attachment mechanism provides for surface lid sections to be selectively moved relative to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventor: Michael John Lamore
  • Patent number: 10233609
    Abstract: A manhole cover assembly comprises a base frame, the base frame comprising a base body and a base flange extending laterally outward from the base body. The assembly further comprises a top frame, the top frame comprising a top body disposed annularly about at least a portion of the base body, a top flange extending laterally outward from the top body, and a lip extending laterally inward from the top body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Neenah Foundry Company
    Inventors: Ryan Bonell, Hassan Shokouhi
  • Patent number: 10228293
    Abstract: A control system for determining a core temperature of a paving material being paved by a paving machine includes at least one temperature sensor. The temperature sensor generates data indicative of a temperature of the paving material at an auger assembly. The control system further includes a controller in communication with the temperature sensor. The controller receives the data indicative of the temperature of the paving material from the temperature sensor. Further, the controller determines the core temperature of the paving material based on the temperature of the paving material at the auger assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Caterpillar Paving Products Inc.
    Inventor: John Lee Marsolek
  • Patent number: 10227738
    Abstract: A road paver includes a screed for applying a material layer to a foundation and a layer thickness detecting device for detecting the thickness of the applied material layer. The layer thickness detecting device includes a first sensor for detecting a first distance from the applied material layer and a second sensor for detecting a second distance from the foundation. The layer thickness detecting device is securely attached to the screed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: MOBA MOBILE AUTOMATION AG
    Inventors: Alfons Horn, Dominik Horn, Thomas Hiltenkamp, Marcus Watermann