Patents by Inventor Charles F. Ostermeier

Charles F. Ostermeier has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10462971
    Abstract: A cotton harvester with a hydraulic manifold and at least one hydraulic motor mechanically coupled to a drum and fluidly coupled to the hydraulic manifold, the hydraulic motor configured to selectively rotate the drum. Wherein, the hydraulic manifold is configured to selectively provide any one of a braking force and a torque to the drum through the at least one hydraulic motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Steven D. Wallestad, James T. Noonan, Charles F. Ostermeier
  • Publication number: 20190075729
    Abstract: A doffer assembly for a cotton harvester having at least one drum and a spindle. The doffer assembly includes an outer housing and a plurality of doffers adapted to remove cotton from the spindle. The assembly further includes a drive unit coupled to the outer housing for rotatably driving the plurality of doffers independently of at least one drum and spindle. A drive shaft is rotatably driven by the drive unit, and an interface adapter is coupled between the drive shaft and the plurality of doffers. The drive unit may be an electric motor, hydraulic motor, a mechanical drive system, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Charles F. Ostermeier, Joel M. Schreiner
  • Publication number: 20190059225
    Abstract: A cotton harvester with a hydraulic manifold and at least one hydraulic motor mechanically coupled to a drum and fluidly coupled to the hydraulic manifold, the hydraulic motor configured to selectively rotate the drum. Wherein, the hydraulic manifold is configured to selectively provide any one of a braking force and a torque to the drum through the at least one hydraulic motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Steven D. Wallestad, James T. Noonan, Charles F. Ostermeier
  • Patent number: 10172287
    Abstract: A doffer assembly for a cotton harvester having at least one drum and a spindle. The doffer assembly includes an outer housing and a plurality of doffers adapted to remove cotton from the spindle. The assembly further includes a drive unit coupled to the outer housing for rotatably driving the plurality of doffers independently of at least one drum and spindle. A drive shaft is rotatably driven by the drive unit, and an interface adapter is coupled between the drive shaft and the plurality of doffers. The drive unit may be an electric motor, hydraulic motor, a mechanical drive system, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Charles F. Ostermeier, Joel M. Schreiner
  • Publication number: 20180084725
    Abstract: A doffer assembly for a cotton harvester having at least one drum and a spindle. The doffer assembly includes an outer housing and a plurality of doffers adapted to remove cotton from the spindle. The assembly further includes a drive unit coupled to the outer housing for rotatably driving the plurality of doffers independently of at least one drum and spindle. A drive shaft is rotatably driven by the drive unit, and an interface adapter is coupled between the drive shaft and the plurality of doffers. The drive unit may be an electric motor, hydraulic motor, a mechanical drive system, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Charles F. Ostermeier, Joel M. Schreiner
  • Publication number: 20120021281
    Abstract: A current collector plate for an energy storage device comprising a first current collector, a bonding layer connected to the first current collector; and, at least one current carrier disposed at least partially between the first current collector and the bonding layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: FIREFLY INTERNATIONAL ENERGY GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: Kurtis C. Kelley, Charles F. Ostermeier
  • Publication number: 20090233175
    Abstract: A current collector plate (20) for an energy storage device includes a first current collector (11) and a bonding layer (22) connected to the first current collector. At least one current carrier (31) is disposed at least partially between the first current collector and the bonding layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2006
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Inventors: Kurtis C. Kelley, Charles F. Ostermeier
  • Patent number: 7341806
    Abstract: A battery cell includes a negative current collector and at least one carbon foam positive current collector disposed within the cell such that the negative current collector at least partially surrounds the at least one carbon foam positive current collector. An insulating mat is disposed between the negative current collector and the at least one carbon foam positive current collector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Kurtis C. Kelley, Charles F. Ostermeier, Matthew J. Maroon
  • Patent number: 7033703
    Abstract: A composite material including a first carbon foam structure including a network of pores and a second carbon foam structure including a network of pores. An intermediate bonding structure is disposed at least in part between the first and second carbon foam structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: Firefly Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurtis C. Kelley, Charles F. Ostermeier, Matthew J. Maroon
  • Publication number: 20040121238
    Abstract: A battery cell includes a negative current collector and at least one carbon foam positive current collector disposed within the cell such that the negative current collector at least partially surrounds the at least one carbon foam positive current collector. An insulating mat is disposed between the negative current collector and the at least one carbon foam positive current collector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2002
    Publication date: June 24, 2004
    Inventors: Kurtis C. Kelley, Charles F. Ostermeier, Matthew J. Maroon
  • Publication number: 20040121237
    Abstract: A composite material including a first carbon foam structure including a network of pores and a second carbon foam structure including a network of pores. An intermediate bonding structure is disposed at least in part between the first and second carbon foam structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2002
    Publication date: June 24, 2004
    Inventors: Kurtis C. Kelley, Charles F. Ostermeier, Matthew J. Maroon