Patents by Inventor Dieter Simons

Dieter Simons 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: 20160160454
    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: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: Christian Berning, Thomas Kramer, Dieter Simons, Günter Hähn
  • Patent number: 9181664
    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: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Wirtgen GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Berning, Thomas Kramer, Dieter Simons, Günter Hähn
  • Patent number: 9086219
    Abstract: A regulating device for regulating the course of a gas turbine plant has at least one sensor for sensing a measurement variable and for outputting a measurement signal which represents the measurement variable; at least one adjusting system for influencing air and/or fuel supply to a combustion chamber of the gas turbine plant on the basis of a correcting variable; and a regulator connected to the at least one sensor so as to receive the measurement variable and to the at least one adjusting system for outputting the correcting variable, the regulator being designed to determine the correcting variable on the basis of the measurement variable received and its deviation from a pilot variable. At least one sensor is designed to sense the variation in time of at least one burner or combustion chamber parameter as measurement variable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Eberhard Deuker, Stefan Pernau, Siegfried Bode, Andreas Diebels, Thomas Hahner, Thomas Hesse, Werner Krebs, Bernd Prade, Peter-Andreas Schneider, Dieter Simon, Berthold Sturm, Heinrich Thölking, Dieter Warnack, Andreas Bauer, Joachim Lepers, Martin Müller
  • Publication number: 20150137577
    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: July 25, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Christian Berning, Dieter Simons
  • Patent number: 8974006
    Abstract: The invention relates to a self-propelled civil engineering machine, in particular a road-milling machine, a road recycler, or a road stabilizer, having a frame carried by a set of running gear, a working unit for performing work required for the civil engineering operation, and in particular a working drum, and a drive unit carried by the frame of the machine, to drive the working drum. A power transmitter is used to transmit the driving power from the drive unit to the working unit. The drive unit of the self-propelled civil engineering machine has a first and a second drive engine, the power transmitter being so designed that the driving powers coming from the first and the second drive engines can be transmitted to the working unit together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Wirtgen GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Berning, Dieter Simons, Peter Busley
  • Publication number: 20140333116
    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: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Peter Busley, Olaf Gaertner, Dieter Simons
  • Patent number: 8807867
    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, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Wirtgen GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Berning, Dieter Simons
  • Patent number: 8807662
    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: June 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Wirtgen GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Busley, Olaf Gaertner, Dieter Simons
  • Publication number: 20140191560
    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: February 6, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: Wirtgen GmbH
    Inventors: Olaf Gaertner, Dieter Simons
  • Patent number: 8739551
    Abstract: A method for operating a gas turbine comprising a compressor, a combustion chamber and a turbine is to allow a particularly safe and reliable operation of the gas turbine. Furthermore, a gas turbine and gas and steam turbine plant, which are especially suitable for carrying out the method, are disclosed. For this purpose, the compressor discharge pressure is used as a control variable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Claus Grewe, Dieter Simon
  • Publication number: 20140077579
    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: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: Wirtgen GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Berning, Thomas Kramer, Dieter Simons, Günter Hähn
  • Patent number: 8668274
    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 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Wirtgen GmbH
    Inventors: Olaf Gaertner, Dieter Simons
  • Patent number: 8590983
    Abstract: In an automotive construction machine, in particular road milling machine (1), recycler (100), or stabilizer, with a machine frame (4) carried by a chassis (2) 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) with an operating and indicating panel (12) and a seat (14) for a machine driver, it is provided that the operator's platform (10) is moveable on the machine frame (4) transversely to the direction of travel, that the seat (14) for the machine driver is integrated into the operator's platform (10), which 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: April 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Wirtgen GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Berning, Thomas Kramer, Dieter Simons, Günter Hähn
  • Publication number: 20130285434
    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: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: Peter Busley, Olaf Gaertner, Dieter Simons
  • Patent number: 8480181
    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: April 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Wirtgen GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Busley, Olaf Gaertner, Dieter Simons
  • Patent number: 8424972
    Abstract: In a self-propelled road milling machine (1), particularly a cold-milling machine, comprising a track assembly carrying the machine frame (4) via lifting columns (12,13), a milling roller (6) supported on the machine frame (4) for treatment of a ground surface (8) or traffic surface (8), height-adjustable side plates (10) for edge protection, arranged to rest on the ground surface (8) or traffic surface (8) to be treated, a height-adjustable stripping means (14) arranged in the moving direction behind the milling roller (6) and adapted to be lowered, during operation, into the milling track (17) generated by the milling roller (6), and a control means (23) for controlling the milling depth of the milling roller (6), the control means (23) detecting the milling depth of the milling roller (6) from the measurement values of at least one measuring means (16), it is provided that the control means (23) is operative to automatically control the lifting condition of at least one rear and/or front lifting column (12
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Wirtgen GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Berning, Dieter Simons
  • Patent number: 8408659
    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: January 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Wirtgen GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Busley, Dieter Simons
  • Publication number: 20120286558
    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: July 25, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: Wirtgen GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Berning, Dieter Simons
  • Patent number: 8246270
    Abstract: In a self-propelling road milling machine (1), particularly a (recycler or) cold-milling machine, comprising a machine frame (4) carried by a track assemblies (2,3) via lifting columns (12,13), a milling roll (6) supported on the machine frame (4) for treatment of a ground or traffic surface (8), height-adjustable side plates (10) for edge protection, arranged to rest on the ground or traffic surface (8) to be treated, a height-adjustable stripping means (14) arranged in the moving direction behind the milling roll (6) and adapted to be lowered, during operation, into the milling track (17) generated by the milling roll (6), and a control means (23) for controlling the milling depth of the milling roller (6), it is provided that at least one measuring means (16) is operative to detect the lifting, caused by the current milling depth, of a first sensor means resting on the ground or traffic surface (8), and/or the lowering of the stripping means (14) or a second sensor means onto the surface of the milling tra
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Wirtgen GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Berning, Dieter Simons
  • Publication number: 20120200141
    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: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: WIRTGEN GMBH
    Inventors: Peter Busley, Olaf Gaertner, Dieter Simons