Patents by Inventor Jochen Huster

Jochen Huster 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: 20200363184
    Abstract: A detection arrangement for detecting a wear status of a chopping knife arrangement of a chopping device provided for processing a product flow, wherein the chopping device has a revolving chopping drum receiving the chopping knife arrangement and at least one shear bar which cooperates with the chopping knives, with a sensor arrangement which has a magnetic exciter arrangement and a flux conducting device magnetically coupled thereto. The sensor arrangement provides a pole arrangement which forms at least one magnetic pole with a pole surface for conducting magnetic flux, wherein at least a portion of the chopping knife passes the pole arrangement during a rotation of the chopping drum. A voltage induced when a chopping knife arrangement passes the sensor arrangement forms the measured magnetic value, which is used by the evaluation unit to determine the state of wear of the chopping knife arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: CLAAS Selbstfahrende Erntemaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph HEITMANN, Dennis NEITEMEIER, Markus BRUNE, Jochen HUSTER, Frédéric FISCHER, Bjoern STREMLAU
  • Publication number: 20200359563
    Abstract: A driver assistance system of an agricultural work machine constructed as forage harvester, wherein the agricultural work machine comprises a header for gathering crop, a chopping device having a chopping drum and chopping knives for comminuting the crop, and a monitoring device operable to generate a signal containing information about the wear status of the respective chopping knife and/or about the distance of the cutting edge of a chopping knife from a shear bar. This information is compared with a reference value, and the agricultural work machine has activation devices for activating and deactivating a knife grinding process and means for change of position of the shear bar. The monitoring device is integrated in the driver assistance system so that the driver assistance system automatically detects when a knife grinding process or a change of position of the shear bar must be activated or deactivated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: CLAAS Selbstfahrende Erntemaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph HEITMANN, Dennis NEITEMEIER, Markus BRUNE, Jochen HUSTER, Bjoern STREMLAU, Frédéric FISCHER
  • Patent number: 10568271
    Abstract: A detection arrangement for detecting a state of wear of a chopping assembly comprises at least one magnet arrangement which includes a magnetic excitation arrangement and a flux-conducting device magnetically coupled thereto. The magnet arrangement provides a pole arrangement which forms at least one magnetic pole for outwardly conducting magnetic flux. At least one portion of the chopping blades moves past the pole arrangement during a rotation of the cutting cylinder, and forms an air gap arrangement including at least one air gap with respect to the pole arrangement and, as a result, at least one magnetic circuit excited by the excitation arrangement is closed via the chopping blade. At least one portion of the magnetic flux generated by the magnetic excitation arrangement is longitudinally guided in the chopping blade at least across one longitudinal portion of the chopping blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: CLAAS Selbstfahrende Erntemaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Dennis Neitemeier, Jochen Huster, Boris Kettelhoit, Frederic Fischer, Carsten Grove
  • Publication number: 20190174680
    Abstract: A forage harvester comprising an edge sharpness detection device for detecting a degree of edge sharpness of a cutting mechanism is disclosed. The cutting mechanism comminutes a stream of harvested material, with a material inflow area being defined where the cutting blades interact with the shear bar to comminute the harvested material. The edge sharpness detection device excites one or more magnetic circuits, with the respective magnetic circuit being closed by the respective cutting blade during rotation of the cutter drum once one of the cutting blades passes the magnetic assembly (positioned outside of the material inflow area). The edge sharpness detection device detects the magnetic flux in the respective magnetic circuit and, based on a detected change, determines a degree of edge sharpness of the respective cutting blade. Further, the magnetic flux of the magnetic circuit may be guided lengthwise in the cutting blade at least along a longitudinal section of the respective cutting blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: CLAAS Selbstfahrende Erntemaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Dennis Neitemeier, Christoph Heitmann, Jochen Huster, Markus Brune, Boris Kettelhoit
  • Publication number: 20180235154
    Abstract: A detection arrangement for detecting a state of wear of a chopping assembly comprises at least one magnet arrangement which includes a magnetic excitation arrangement and a flux-conducting device magnetically coupled thereto. The magnet arrangement provides a pole arrangement which forms at least one magnetic pole for outwardly conducting magnetic flux. At least one portion of the chopping blades moves past the pole arrangement during a rotation of the cutting cylinder, and forms an air gap arrangement including at least one air gap with respect to the pole arrangement and, as a result, at least one magnetic circuit excited by the excitation arrangement is closed via the chopping blade. At least one portion of the magnetic flux generated by the magnetic excitation arrangement is longitudinally guided in the chopping blade at least across one longitudinal portion of the chopping blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: DENNIS NEITEMEIER, JOCHEN HUSTER, BORIS KETTELHOIT, FREDERIC FISCHER, CARSTEN GROVE
  • Patent number: 9125342
    Abstract: A method for state detection of a cutting device for agricultural crop is described. The cutting device is formed with a cutting tool set into rotation with respect to a shear bar operates such that a clearance position of the shear bar is changeable with respect to the cutting too. The method includes assigning at least two interspaced sensors for detecting vibrations to the shear bar caused by the cutting tool upon contact with the shear bar, transmitting signals generated by the sensors to a common signal analysis device and, the common signal analysis device comparing the signals and determining a state of the cutting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: CLAAS Selbstfahrende Erntemaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Willi Behnke, Michael Roggenland, Jochen Huster
  • Patent number: 8814640
    Abstract: A harvesting system includes a self-propelled harvesting machine and a drivable collecting container equipped with a drive unit, which can be positioned relative to the harvesting machine and moved in parallel therewith. Crop is fed directly or indirectly to the collecting container during harvesting operation from the harvesting machine using a feed pipe equipped with an outlet chute. The collecting container is equipped with a device for loading it with crop in a uniform manner. The collecting container is moved in a constant position relative to the harvesting machine by way of a control device while the crop is being conveyed. The collecting container is preferably a filling device, by way of which uniform distribution of the crop in the collecting container (8) can be attained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: CLAAS Selbstfahrende Erntemaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Willi Behnke, Norbert Diekhans, Jochen Huster, Thilo Krause, Bastian Kriebel, Frank Claussen, Markus Brune
  • Patent number: 8662972
    Abstract: A method for unloading crop stored in a grain tank of a self-propelled combine harvester into a drivable collecting container equipped with a drive unit includes positioning the collecting container relative to the combine harvester and moving the collecting container parallel thereto while the crop is fed to the collecting container directly or indirectly by way of a grain tank discharge pipe equipped with an outlet chute, simultaneously with the harvesting operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: CLAAS Selbstfahrende Erntemaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Willi Behnke, Norbert Diekhans, Jochen Huster, Thilo Krause, Bastian Kriebel, Frank Claussen, Markus Brune
  • Publication number: 20130243562
    Abstract: A method for unloading crop stored in a grain tank of a self-propelled combine harvester into a drivable collecting container equipped with a drive unit includes positioning the collecting container relative to the combine harvester and moving the collecting container parallel thereto while the crop is fed to the collecting container directly or indirectly by way of a grain tank discharge pipe equipped with an outlet chute, simultaneously with the harvesting operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: CLAAS Selbstfahrende Erntemaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Willi Behnke, Norbert Diekhans, Jochen Huster, Thilo Krause, Bastian Kriebel, Frank Claussen, Markus Brune
  • Publication number: 20130042591
    Abstract: A method for state detection of a cutting device for agricultural crop is described. The cutting device is formed with a cutting tool set into rotation with respect to a shear bar operates such that a clearance position of the shear bar is changeable with respect to the cutting too. The method includes assigning at least two interspaced sensors for detecting vibrations to the shear bar caused by the cutting tool upon contact with the shear bar, transmitting signals generated by the sensors to a common signal analysis device and, the common signal analysis device comparing the signals and determining a state of the cutting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Inventors: Willi Behnke, Michael Roggenland, Jochen Huster
  • Publication number: 20120302299
    Abstract: A harvesting system includes a self-propelled harvesting machine and a drivable collecting container equipped with a drive unit, which can be positioned relative to the harvesting machine and moved in parallel therewith. Crop is fed directly or indirectly to the collecting container during harvesting operation from the harvesting machine using a feed pipe equipped with an outlet chute. The collecting container is equipped with a device for loading it with crop in a uniform manner. The collecting container is moved in a constant position relative to the harvesting machine by way of a control device while the crop is being conveyed. The collecting container is preferably a filling device, by way of which uniform distribution of the crop in the collecting container (8) can be attained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventors: Willi Behnke, Norbert Diekhans, Jochen Huster, Thilo Krause, Bastian Kriebel, Frank Claussen, Markus Brune
  • Publication number: 20120265412
    Abstract: An agricultural hauling vehicle for receiving material from a traveling original vehicle during travel adjacent to the original vehicle is provided with a hauling container that is fillable from above for receiving the material. A sensor detects the distribution of the material in the hauling container and a control unit varies the position of the hauling vehicle relative to the traveling original vehicle on the basis of the distribution of material detected by the sensor. Preferably the sensor is a camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventors: Norbert Diekhans, Jochen Huster, Frank Claussen, Max Reinecke
  • Publication number: 20120263560
    Abstract: A system for controlling crop transfer from a self-propelled agricultural harvesting machine into the loading container of a hauling vehicle includes a transfer device assigned to the harvesting machine from which the crop emerges in the form of a crop discharge flow and a detection device which detects the position of the loading container relative to the harvesting machine and transmits it to a control unit. The control unit actuates at least one actuator assigned to the transfer device in such a way that the crop discharge flow lands within the loading container in order to fill it with crop. The control unit generates a control signal (S) for the hauling vehicle that specifies a position of the hauling vehicle relative to the harvesting machine that is suitable for transfer into the loading container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventors: Norbert Diekhans, Jochen Huster, Frank Claussen
  • Patent number: 8285459
    Abstract: In a route planning system and method for agricultural working machines, a defined working width is assigned to the agricultural working machines to generate driving routes in a territory, and dynamic adaptation of the planned driving route is carried out thereby ensuring that the driving route to be covered is flexibly adaptable to changing external conditions such as driving around obstacles, thereby largely relieving the operator of the agricultural working machine of the task of performing laborious steering maneuvers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: CLAAS Selbstfahrende Erntemaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Norbert Diekhans, Jochen Huster, Andreas Brunnert
  • Publication number: 20120123650
    Abstract: An agricultural harvesting machine comprising a chopping assembly for fragmenting crop, and a camera situated downstream of the chopping assembly in order to optically detect the fragmented crop and produce images of the fragmented crop, wherein the camera is connected to an image evaluation device which can be operated to detect edges in the generated images in order to deduce properties of the fragmented crop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2011
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventors: Norbert Diekhans, Jochen Huster, Frank Claussen
  • Patent number: 8170785
    Abstract: For creating a route plan for a group of agricultural working machine systems for working a territory, the machine systems include route planning data determination devices and they exchange data with each other and, based on exchanged route planning data, one shared route plan is created for the particular territory. For controlling a group of agricultural working machine systems while it works a territory, one shared route plan—which has been created accordingly—is used, and a route planning system is provided for creating a route plan for a group of agricultural working machine systems to be used to work a territory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: CLAAS Selbstfahrende Erntemaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Norbert Diekhans, Jochen Huster, Andreas Brunnert, Lars-Peter Meyer Zu Helligen
  • Patent number: 8046139
    Abstract: For controlling several agricultural machine systems during operation on a territory, based on a reference line, an optimized route for working the territory is determined for the particular machine system, and the particular machine system is driven along this route. The reference line is determined by recording a reference path that was driven along with a first machine system, and the first machine system is controlled based on this reference line with consideration for the working conditions of the first machine system. This reference line is also transmitted by the first machine system to at least one second machine system, which is controlled based on this reference line of the first machine system and with consideration for the working conditions of the second machine system. A corresponding control system for controlling several agricultural machine systems during operation of a territory is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: CLAAS Selbstfahrende Erntemaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Norbert Diekhans, Jochen Huster, Andreas Brunnert, Lars-Peter Meyer Zu Helligen
  • Patent number: 7742860
    Abstract: In a route planning system and method for agricultural working machines, a defined working width is assigned to the agricultural working machines to generate driving routes in a territory, and dynamic adaptation of the planned driving route is carried out thereby ensuring that the driving route to be covered is flexibly adaptable to changing external conditions such as driving around obstacles, thereby largely relieving the operator of the agricultural working machine of the task of performing laborious steering maneuvers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: CLAAS Selbstfahrende Erntemaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Norbert Diekhans, Jochen Huster, Andreas Brunnert
  • Patent number: 7537519
    Abstract: A transfer-assistance system for controlling a crop discharge flow from an agricultural harvesting machine has a transfer device provided in an agricultural working machine for carrying out a crop discharge flow. The system includes a transfer device cover assigned to the transfer device on one end, a transport device to which a crop is transported, a computing unit for determining a relative position and for controlling the crop discharge flow and a driving guidance system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: CLAAS Selbstfahrende Erntemaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Jochen Huster, Ralf Hartmann, Nobert Diekhans
  • Publication number: 20090044505
    Abstract: The invention relates to an agricultural working machine (1), in particular a forage harvester (2), with at least one spout (4) for conveying received and processed crop (7) to a transport vehicle (6, 25), wherein an electro-optical device (18) is provided for the direction control of the spout (4) at least during the process of conveying to the transport vehicle (6, 25), and wherein the electro-optical device (18) detects characteristic parameters (30) of the spout (4) and characteristic parameters (30) of the transport vehicle (6) and/or the agricultural working machine (1). This ensures that a control of a spout (4) of agricultural working machines (1, 2) is provided which almost completely relieves the operator of the agricultural working machine (1, 2) of the task of monitoring the spout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Inventors: Jochen Huster, Jens Moeller, Norbert Diekhans, Ludger Autermann, Gerhard Nienaber, Peter Hieronymus, Andreas Wilken, Christoph Pein, Michael Reckermann, Karl-Josef Kleingraeber, Hubert Erdmann, Tommy Madsen, Kristian Kirk, Jesper Vilander, Rufus Blas, Allan Kildeby