Patents by Inventor Florian Smeets

Florian Smeets 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: 10744509
    Abstract: A cutter holder has two limbs extending at an angle to each other. A cutter is mounted on one side of the cutter holder. An opposite side of the cutter holder has a prism-shaped cavity defined thereon. The cavity has a V-shape cross-section having a recessed groove at a base of the V-shape. A center line of the recessed groove is laterally offset from a center line of the cutter holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignees: Betek GmbH & Co. KG, AHWI Maschinenbau GmbH
    Inventors: Florian Smeets, Ulrich Kraemer
  • Patent number: 10485152
    Abstract: A soil-working system for an agricultural soil-working machine, comprising a base element, which is designed to hold a bottom element, wherein the bottom element has at least one cutting element, and comprising an injection element for introducing substances into the soil material to be worked, wherein the soil-working elements are detachably or undetachably connected to a carrier element of the soil-working machine, wherein the detachable connections form an interlocking and/or frictional connection and wherein the elements at least partially form a protection against abrasive wear in relation to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignees: Betek GmbH & Co. KG, Kuhn Huard S.A.
    Inventors: Fabian Seifried, Ulrich Kraemer, Florian Smeets, M. Guillaume Audas
  • Patent number: 10143122
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a tool system for an agricultural ground cultivating machine having a base part which communicates, by means of a releasable connection, with a carrier element, in particular with a tine of the agricultural ground cultivating machine, wherein the base part comprises a cutter and, adjoining the cutter, at least one hard material element, and wherein the carrier element comprises, in its end region pointing in the operating direction, laterally arranged wing shares which are fitted with hard metal plates. In this case, it is provided that the edge of the wing share which is fitted with hard metal plates runs up to a lateral surface of the carrier element. The present invention additionally relates to an associated wing coulter. The tool system has reduced wear and tear and consequently extended changing intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Betek GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Florian Smeets, Ulrich Kraemer, Fabian Seifried
  • Publication number: 20180280988
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tool for securing on a tool holder of a machine tool for machining vegetable and/or mineral materials, comprising a tool body which is equipped with a machining attachment that points in a tool feeding direction and comprises a cutting region, in particular a cutting element, and on which a fitting element for meshing with a mating element provided on the tool holder is formed on a support surface facing the tool holder. The dependability and operational reliability when using a machine tool can be ensured if the fitting element has at least two molded regions with different contour regions over the vertical course of the fitting element with respect to the support surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: Betek GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Florian SMEETS, Ulrich Kraemer
  • Publication number: 20180116092
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a soil-working system for an agricultural soil-working machine, comprising a base element, which is designed to hold a bottom element, wherein the bottom element has at least one cutting element, and comprising an injection element for introducing substances into the soil material to be worked, wherein the soil-working elements are detachably or undetachably connected to a carrier element of the soil-working machine, wherein the detachable connections form an interlocking and/or frictional connection and wherein the elements at least partially form a protection against abrasive wear in relation to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Applicants: BETEK GMBH & CO. KG, KUHN HUARD S.A.
    Inventors: Fabian SEIFRIED, Ulrich KRAEMER, Florian SMEETS, M. Guillaume AUDAS
  • Patent number: 9854721
    Abstract: A tool combination, including a share tip and an adjoining guide element, wherein the share tip and the guide element have threaded receptacles for fastening to a tine. An easy and secure fastening of both the share tip and the guide element is achieved according to this invention if the guide element has a threaded receptacle which is covered in the tool advancement direction by a cover portion of the share tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Betek GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Florian Smeets
  • Publication number: 20170367248
    Abstract: The invention relates to a guide element for an agricultural soil-cultivation machine comprising a connection region for arranging the guide element on a share tip, and comprising a first screw connection for attaching the guide element on a holder, in particular on a tine of the soil-cultivation machine. The guide element has varying thickness, at least in regions along the longitudinal extension thereof running from the connection region to a turned-away end region. The invention further relates to a corresponding tool combination comprising capacity of the guide element to be conformed to the loads in the tool insert, and thus conforming of the maintenance interval to that of the share tip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Applicant: Betek GmbH & Co.KG
    Inventors: Wolfgang ESSIG, Ulrich Kraemer, Fabian Seifried, Florian Smeets
  • Patent number: 9820421
    Abstract: An earth working tool (20), in particular a cultivator bar for agriculture, has a mounting segment (21) and a working part (22) directly or indirectly adjoining it. A wear-optimized design for the earth working tool (20) is achieved according to the present invention by the fact the mounting segment (21) comprises two support surfaces (21.6, 21.8), spaced apart from one another, that are part of a hook-in connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: BETEK GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Florian Smeets, Heiko Friederichs
  • Patent number: 9820432
    Abstract: The invention relates to a beet puller share having a base part which comprises a cutting edge, wherein one or several hard material elements which form deflecting faces on their top surfaces are arranged in the region of the cutting edge, wherein the deflecting faces transition into a surface region of the base part, and wherein the surface region forms a beet guiding zone, in particular, a beet ejecting zone. To improve the service life of the beet puller share and to improve the harvest yield connected therewith, it is provided according to the invention that the hard material elements are realized as cutting elements which form the cutting edge at least in regions and that the deflecting face of at least one cutting element is convexly curved and merges into the convexly curved beet guiding zone, in particular, beet ejecting zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Betek GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Heiko Friederichs, Florian Smeets
  • Publication number: 20170325392
    Abstract: The invention relates to a blade tip and to a tool combination having a blade tip for an agricultural soil cultivation machine, wherein the blade tip has a base part which has a cutter and a cutter carrier, and a guiding element attached to the blade tip, wherein the blade tip has a screw receptacle for fastening to a tine of the agricultural soil cultivation machine. Here, provision is made for the base part to have a receptacle which is covered by means of a covering portion in the tool feeding direction, for the guiding element to have a plug attachment which is held in the receptacle, and for a form-fitting connection, which prevents any movement of the guiding element out of the receptacle, to act in the region of the receptacle between the blade tip and the guide element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Applicant: Betek GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Wolfgang ESSIG, Ulrich KRAEMER, Florian SMEETS, Fabian SEIFRIED, Ruth HUBER
  • Publication number: 20170239668
    Abstract: A cutter holder has two limbs extending at an angle to each other. A cutter is mounted on one side of the cutter holder. An opposite side of the cutter holder has a prism-shaped cavity defined thereon. The cavity has a V-shape cross-section having a recessed groove at a base of the V-shape. A center line of the recessed groove is laterally offset from a center line of the cutter holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: Florian Smeets, Ulrich Kraemer
  • Patent number: 9736973
    Abstract: A soil working tool, such as a cultivator tip, having a carrier which bears a primary cutting element and at least two secondary cutting elements on a cutter holder, wherein both the primary cutting element and the secondary cutting elements include a cutting edge. To optimize the penetration to achieve better cutting results, the cutting edges of the secondary cutting elements are arranged offset with respect to the cutting edges of the primary cutting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Betek GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Helmut Widmaier, Florian Smeets
  • Publication number: 20170113227
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a shear bar, in particular, for a wood chipper for producing wood chips, having at least one cutting edge formed from a hard material and one support surface leading to the cutting edge, wherein the cutting edge is formed from a plurality of hard material elements arranged side by side along the cutting edge on at least one basic body. A strength-optimized realization with a long service life and a simple assembly is achieved as a result of the hard material elements being fastened on the at least one basic body by means of an adhesive bond.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Applicant: Betek GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Florian SMEETS, Ulrich KRAEMER
  • Publication number: 20160353652
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a tool system for an agricultural ground cultivating machine having a base part which communicates, by means of a releasable connection, with a carrier element, in particular with a tine of the agricultural ground cultivating machine, wherein the base part comprises a cutter and, adjoining the cutter, at least one hard material element, and wherein the carrier element comprises, in its end region pointing in the operating direction, laterally arranged wing shares which are fitted with hard metal plates. In this case, it is provided that the edge of the wing share which is fitted with hard metal plates runs up to a lateral surface of the carrier element. The present invention additionally relates to an associated wing coulter. The tool system has reduced wear and tear and consequently extended changing intervals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Applicant: Betek GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Florian SMEETS, Ulrich KRAEMER, Fabian SEIFRIED
  • Publication number: 20160037715
    Abstract: The invention relates to a beet puller share having a base part which comprises a cutting edge, wherein one or several hard material elements which form deflecting faces on their top surfaces are arranged in the region of the cutting edge, wherein the deflecting faces transition into a surface region of the base part, and wherein the surface region forms a beet guiding zone, in particular, a beet ejecting zone. To improve the service life of the beet puller share and to improve the harvest yield connected therewith, it is provided according to the invention that the hard material elements are realized as cutting elements which form the cutting edge at least in regions and that the deflecting face of at least one cutting element is convexly curved and merges into the convexly curved beet guiding zone, in particular, beet ejecting zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: Heiko FRIEDERICHS, Florian SMEETS
  • Publication number: 20160014950
    Abstract: A tool combination, including a share tip and an adjoining guide element, wherein the share tip and the guide element have threaded receptacles for fastening to a tine. An easy and secure fastening of both the share tip and the guide element is achieved according to this invention if the guide element has a threaded receptacle which is covered in the tool advancement direction by a cover portion of the share tip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Inventor: Florian SMEETS
  • Publication number: 20150230386
    Abstract: The invention relates to an earth working tool (20), in particular to a cultivator bar for agriculture, having a mounting segment (21) and having a working part (22) directly or indirectly adjoining it. A wear-optimized design for the earth working tool (20) is achieved according to the present invention by the fact the mounting segment (21) comprises two support surfaces (21.6, 21.8), spaced apart from one another, that are part of a hook-in connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: Florian Smeets, Heiko Friederichs
  • Publication number: 20150041161
    Abstract: A soil working tool for an agricultural machine includes a carrier that comprises a cutting region having a cutting edge, and one or more hard-material elements being arranged in the cutting region. The hard-material element is a cutting element that forms at least a part of the cutting edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Florian Smeets, Ulrich Kraemer
  • Patent number: 8857531
    Abstract: A soil working tool for an agricultural machine includes a carrier that comprises a cutting region having a cutting edge, and one or more hard-material elements being arranged in the cutting region. The hard-material element is a cutting element that forms at least a part of the cutting edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Betek GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Florian Smeets, Ulrich Kraemer
  • Publication number: 20140237977
    Abstract: A conveyor region border for an agricultural harvester, in particular a forage harvester, having a conveyor surface. This invention effectively protects such a conveyor region border against wear because wear protection elements are arranged on the conveyor surface in a mutually spaced manner, and the wear protection elements have a support part connected to the conveyor surface and a hard-material element directly or indirectly connected to the support part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventors: Pascal Detemple, Florian Smeets