Patents by Inventor Dieter Simon

Dieter Simon 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).

  • Publication number: 20200141073
    Abstract: A method is provided for measuring the milling depth of a road milling machine, the machine being operative to mill a ground surface with a milling roller lowered to a milling depth to create a milling track, the machine including at least one side plate located to at least one side of the milling roller to engage an untreated ground surface, and the machine including a stripping plate operative to be lowered onto the milling track generated by the milling roller. The method includes measuring the milling depth of the milling track, the measuring including detecting a measurement value of a ground engaging sensor engaging the milling track.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Christian Berning, Dieter Simons
  • Patent number: 10550530
    Abstract: In a method for optimizing a cutting process in milling machines which are used to machine road coverings, which comprise a milling device fitted with milling tools which is sprayed with liquid in order to cool the milling tools, in addition to a drive motor, the following steps are provided: detection of the at least one parameter which is representative of the instantaneous power output of the milling device and controlling the amount of cooling liquid supplied according to the at least one parameter which is representative of the instantaneous power output of the milling device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Wirtgen GmbH
    Inventors: Olaf Gaertner, Dieter Simons
  • Patent number: 10458078
    Abstract: A method is provided for measuring the milling depth of a road milling machine, the machine being operative to mill a ground surface with a milling roller lowered to a milling depth to create a milling track, the machine including at least one side plate located to at least one side of the milling roller to engage an untreated ground surface, and the machine including a stripping plate operative to be lowered onto the milling track generated by the milling roller. The method includes measuring the milling depth of the milling track, the measuring including detecting a measurement value of a ground engaging sensor engaging the milling track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Wirtgen GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Berning, Dieter Simons
  • Publication number: 20180371710
    Abstract: In a method for optimizing a cutting process in milling machines which are used to machine road coverings, which comprise a milling device fitted with milling tools which is sprayed with liquid in order to cool the milling tools, in addition to a drive motor, the following steps are provided: detection of the at least one parameter which is representative of the instantaneous power output of the milling device and controlling the amount of cooling liquid supplied according to the at least one parameter which is representative of the instantaneous power output of the milling device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Olaf Gaertner, Dieter Simons
  • Patent number: 10100471
    Abstract: In an automotive construction machine, with a machine frame (4) with preferably vertically arranged lateral outer walls (5), a milling drum (6) mounted in the machine frame (4) for working a ground surface or traffic surface (8), and with an operator's platform (10), it is provided that the operator's platform (10) is moveable on the machine frame (4) transversely to the direction of travel, and is moveable outwards beyond the lateral outer walls (5) of the machine frame (4), that the machine frame (4) is provided with a guide (18) for the operator's platform (10) acting transversely to the direction of travel, and that the guide (18) projects laterally either not at all or just slightly beyond the outer walls (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Wirtgen GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Berning, Thomas Kramer, Dieter Simons, Günter Hähn
  • Publication number: 20180282954
    Abstract: A method is provided for measuring the milling depth of a road milling machine, the machine being operative to mill a ground surface with a milling roller lowered to a milling depth to create a milling track, the machine including at least one side plate located to at least one side of the milling roller to engage an untreated ground surface, and the machine including a stripping plate operative to be lowered onto the milling track generated by the milling roller. The method includes measuring the milling depth of the milling track, the measuring including detecting a measurement value of a ground engaging sensor engaging the milling track.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Christian Berning, Dieter Simons
  • Patent number: 9963842
    Abstract: In a method for optimizing a cutting process in milling machines which are used to machine road coverings, which comprise a milling device fitted with milling tools which is sprayed with liquid in order to cool the milling tools, in addition to a drive motor, the following steps are provided: detection of the at least one parameter which is representative of the instantaneous power output of the milling device and controlling the amount of cooling liquid supplied according to the at least one parameter which is representative of the instantaneous power output of the milling device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Wirtgen GmbH
    Inventors: Olaf Gaertner, Dieter Simons
  • Publication number: 20180058019
    Abstract: A construction machine for the treatment of ground surfaces includes a chassis carrying a machine frame, a driveable work drum supported from the machine frame and including an outer surface and exchangeable tools fastened to the outer surface, a working space defined within the machine adjacent the work drum, and at least one seat for an operating person, the at least one seat being movable into a working position in the work space adjacent the work drum so that the operating person can exchange the tools on the work drum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Peter Busley, Olaf Gaertner, Dieter Simons
  • Publication number: 20180044864
    Abstract: In a method for optimizing a cutting process in milling machines which are used to machine road coverings, which comprise a milling device fitted with milling tools which is sprayed with liquid in order to cool the milling tools, in addition to a drive motor, the following steps are provided: detection of the at least one parameter which is representative of the instantaneous power output of the milling device and controlling the amount of cooling liquid supplied according to the at least one parameter which is representative of the instantaneous power output of the milling device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Olaf Gaertner, Dieter Simons
  • Patent number: 9879391
    Abstract: A method is provided for measuring the milling depth of a road milling machine, the machine being operative to mill a ground surface with a milling roller lowered to a milling depth to create a milling track, the machine including at least one side plate located to at least one side of the milling roller to engage an untreated ground surface, and the machine including a stripping plate operative to be lowered onto the milling track generated by the milling roller. The method includes measuring the milling depth of the milling track, the measuring including detecting a measurement value of a ground engaging sensor engaging the milling track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Wirtgen GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Berning, Dieter Simons
  • Patent number: 9879390
    Abstract: A method is provided for measuring the milling depth of a road milling machine, the machine being operative to mill a ground surface with a milling roller lowered to a milling depth to create a milling track, the machine including at least one side plate located to at least one side of the milling roller to engage an untreated ground surface, and the machine including a stripping plate operative to be lowered onto the milling track generated by the milling roller. The method includes measuring the milling depth of the milling track, the measuring including detecting a measurement value of a ground engaging sensor engaging the milling track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Wirtgen GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Berning, Dieter Simons
  • Publication number: 20170284040
    Abstract: A method is provided for measuring the milling depth of a road milling machine, the machine being operative to mill a ground surface with a milling roller lowered to a milling depth to create a milling track, the machine including at least one side plate located to at least one side of the milling roller to engage an untreated ground surface, and the machine including a stripping plate operative to be lowered onto the milling track generated by the milling roller. The method includes measuring the milling depth of the milling track, the measuring including detecting a measurement value of a ground engaging sensor engaging the milling track.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Christian Berning, Dieter Simons
  • Publication number: 20170275832
    Abstract: A method is provided for measuring the milling depth of a road milling machine, the machine being operative to mill a ground surface with a milling roller lowered to a milling depth to create a milling track, the machine including at least one side plate located to at least one side of the milling roller to engage an untreated ground surface, and the machine including a stripping plate operative to be lowered onto the milling track generated by the milling roller. The method includes measuring the milling depth of the milling track, the measuring including detecting a measurement value of a ground engaging sensor engaging the milling track.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventors: Christian Berning, Dieter Simons
  • Patent number: 9689120
    Abstract: In a method for optimizing a cutting process in milling machines which are used to machine road coverings, which comprise a milling device fitted with milling tools which is sprayed with liquid in order to cool the milling tools, in addition to a drive motor, the following steps are provided: detection of the at least one parameter which is representative of the instantaneous power output of the milling device and controlling the amount of cooling liquid supplied according to the at least one parameter which is representative of the instantaneous power output of the milling device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Wirtgen GmbH
    Inventors: Olaf Gaertner, Dieter Simons
  • Patent number: 9624628
    Abstract: A construction machine for the treatment of ground surfaces includes a machine frame and a work drum supported from the machine frame and including exchangeable tools fastened to the work drum. A drive line includes a work motor and a transmission connecting the work motor to the work drum. The transmission includes a belt drive and a reduction gear. An auxiliary drive is mounted at a location on the construction machine and includes an auxiliary drive motor. The auxiliary drive has a first configuration in which the auxiliary drive motor is coupled to the work drum via at least a portion of the transmission to rotate the work drum. The auxiliary drive has a second configuration in which the auxiliary drive remains mounted at the location on the construction machine and the work drum can be rotated by the work motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Wirtgen GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Busley, Olaf Gaertner, Dieter Simons
  • Publication number: 20170081812
    Abstract: A construction machine for the treatment of ground surfaces includes a machine frame and a work drum supported from the machine frame and including exchangeable tools fastened to the work drum. A drive line includes a work motor and a transmission connecting the work motor to the work drum. The transmission includes a belt drive and a reduction gear. An auxiliary drive is mounted at a location on the construction machine and includes an auxiliary drive motor. The auxiliary drive has a first configuration in which the auxiliary drive motor is coupled to the work drum via at least a portion of the transmission to rotate the work drum. The auxiliary drive has a second configuration in which the auxiliary drive remains mounted at the location on the construction machine and the work drum can be rotated by the work motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Inventors: Peter Busley, Olaf Gaertner, Dieter Simons
  • Publication number: 20170044996
    Abstract: A method for operating a burner assembly, in particular a burner assembly of a gas turbine, wherein an evaluation variable representing the combustion stability is determined and at least one control variable is altered, at least based on the determined evaluation variable, when the determined evaluation variable does not fall within a previously defined desired range, the desired range of the evaluation variable being constant over the entire output range of the machine, and wherein the evaluation variable is determined based on measured maximum actual amplitudes in previously defined frequency bands and measured actual outputs of the burner assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Eberhard Deuker, Boris Ferdinand Kock, Dieter Simon
  • Patent number: 9523176
    Abstract: A method is provided for measuring the milling depth of a road milling machine, the machine being operative to mill a ground surface with a milling roller lowered to a milling depth to create a milling track, the machine including at least one side plate located to at least one side of the milling roller to engage an untreated ground surface, and the machine including a stripping plate operative to be lowered onto the milling track generated by the milling roller. The method includes measuring the milling depth of the milling track, the measuring including detecting a measurement value of a ground engaging sensor engaging the milling track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Wirtgen GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Berning, Dieter Simons
  • Patent number: 9512576
    Abstract: A construction machine for the treatment of ground surfaces includes a machine frame, a drive motor, a work drum supported from the machine frame and including exchangeable tools fastened to the work drum, a belt drive and an auxiliary drive. The belt drive includes a motor-side pulley connected to the drive motor, a drum-side pulley connected to the work drum, and at least one drive belt connecting the motor-side pulley to the drum-side pulley. The auxiliary drive may be permanently coupled to the belt drive, or the auxiliary drive may include an adjustment mechanism for moving the auxiliary drive between a coupled and an uncoupled position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Wirtgen GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Busley, Olaf Gaertner, Dieter Simons
  • Patent number: RE48268
    Abstract: A construction machine, in particular road milling machine, recycler or stabilizer, with a machine frame (4) that is carried by a chassis (2) with a working drum (6) and a drive train (8) comprising at the least a drive engine (10), a traction mechanism (12) for the mechanical drive of the working drum (6) with a drive element, an output element and a traction element (30), a device (14) for switching the torque between the drive engine (10) and working drum (6), and device (16) for driving at least one hydraulic pump; it is provided that elements of the drive train (8) are divided into at least two groups, the first group (3) shows at least the drive engine (10), the second group (5) shows at least the drive element (11) of the traction mechanism, and where the first and the second groups (3, 5) are connected to one another via an articulated coupling device (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Wirtgen GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Busley, Dieter Simons