Patents by Inventor Jurjen Jan De Jong

Jurjen Jan De Jong 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: 20170174484
    Abstract: A lifting system and method of use thereof for lifting a vehicle. The lifting system includes one or more lifting devices. Each lifting device includes a frame with a carrier configured for carrying the vehicle, a drive for driving the carrier in at least one of the ascent or decent of the carrier, a transmitter/receiver for wireless communication with a central controller that is configured for centrally controlling the one or more lifting devices, and a sensor for measuring at least one of the ascent or descent of the carrier. The central controller includes a transmitter/receiver for communication with individual lifting devices and a processor for determining required control actions for individual lifting devices. The central controller and/or at least one of the lifting devices includes a user input. The central controller controls two or more independent groups of selected lifting devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Rudolf Jacobus Antonius Van Houten, Jurjen Jan De Jong
  • Patent number: 9611128
    Abstract: A lifting system and method of use thereof for lifting a vehicle. The lifting system includes one or more lifting devices. Each lifting device includes a frame with a carrier configured for carrying the vehicle, a drive for driving the carrier in at least one of the ascent or decent of the carrier, a transmitter/receiver for wireless communication with a central controller that is configured for centrally controlling the one or more lifting devices, and a sensor for measuring at least one of the ascent or descent of the carrier. The central controller includes a transmitter/receiver for communication with individual lifting devices and a processor for determining required control actions for individual lifting devices. The central controller and/or at least one of the lifting devices includes a user input. The central controller controls two or more independent groups of selected lifting devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Stertil B.V.
    Inventors: Rudolf Jacobus Antonius Van Houten, Jurjen Jan De Jong
  • Publication number: 20170088405
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a lifting system and method for lifting a vehicle, wherein the lifting system including one or more lifting devices and: a frame with a carrier configured for carrying the vehicle; a drive for driving the carrier in at least one of the ascent or descent of the carrier; and a controller including an indoor positioning system with a transponder, wherein the transponder is provided on or at the carrier such that the controller determines the location and the height of the carrier in at least one of the ascent or descent of the carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Jurjen Jan De Jong, Rudolf Jacobus Antonius van Houten
  • Patent number: 9290369
    Abstract: Disclosed is a lifting column for lifting a load, such as a vehicle, which includes a frame with a movable carrier and a drive which acts on the carrier; control means for control of the drive; a carrying part attached to the carrier for carrying the load; weight measuring means attached to the carrying part for measuring the weight of the load; and communication means for communicating a measurement signal of the weight measuring means indicative of the weight of the load to the control means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Stertll B.V.
    Inventor: Jurjen Jan De Jong
  • Publication number: 20160052757
    Abstract: Provided is a lifting device, lifting system and method for lifting a vehicle. The lifting device according to the invention includes a frame with a carrier configured for carrying the vehicle; a drive which acts on the carrier, wherein the drive includes an integrated hydraulic cylinder drive unit configured for raising the carrier with the integrated hydraulic cylinder drive unit including: a housing of a cylinder; a piston rod movable in the housing; a height measuring system configured for measuring the displacement of the piston rod; and an integrated hydraulic fluid tank and motor unit that is configured for driving the piston rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Inventor: Jurjen Jan DE JONG
  • Publication number: 20160002015
    Abstract: A lifting column, lifting system and method for lifting a vehicle, such as a rail-car. The lifting column includes a frame having a movable carrier; a drive operably connected to the frame for the lifting or lowering of the carrier; and a lifter attached to the carrier for lifting the vehicle to be lifted. The lifter includes a positioner for moving of the lifter relative to the carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Inventor: Jurjen Jan De Jong
  • Publication number: 20160002014
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a lifting column, lifting system and method for lifting a vehicle. The lifting column according to the invention includes a frame with a carrier configured for carrying the vehicle; a drive for driving the carrier in at least one of the ascent or descent of the carrier; and a modular power system configured for providing power to the drive and adapted to comprise a variable number of energy storage systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Inventor: Jurjen Jan De Jong
  • Publication number: 20150307334
    Abstract: Disclosed is a lifting system and method of use thereof for lifting a vehicle. The lifting system includes one or more lifting devices. Each lifting device includes a frame with a carrier configured for carrying the vehicle, a drive for driving the carrier in at least one of the ascent or decent of the carrier, a transmitter/receiver for wireless communication with a central controller that is configured for centrally controlling the one or more lifting devices, and a sensor for measuring at least one of the ascent or descent of the carrier. The central controller includes a transmitter/receiver for communication with individual lifting devices and a processor for determining required control actions for individual lifting devices. The central controller and/or at least one of the lifting devices includes a user input. The central controller controls two or more independent groups of selected lifting devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Applicant: Stertil B.V.
    Inventors: Rudolf Jacobus Antonius Van Houten, Jurjen Jan De Jong
  • Patent number: 9162831
    Abstract: Disclosed is a device for blocking a vehicle, a method making use of such a device and a loading-unloading station provided therewith. The device includes a guide track disposed along a driveway, a blocking component for blocking a wheel of the vehicle, and height-adjusting component for height adjustment of the guide track and/or the blocking component during use. The device preferably includes an anti-roll mode, wherein the blocking component engages at a first height, and a locking mode, wherein the blocking component engages at a second, greater height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Stertil B.V.
    Inventor: Jurjen Jan De Jong
  • Patent number: 8857574
    Abstract: Disclosed are a device and method for blocking a vehicle, and a loading-unloading station provided with such a device. The device includes a guide track disposed along a driveway; a carriage guided by the guide track and provided with a blocking means for blocking a wheel of a vehicle; a locking member provided on the carriage for locking the carriage releasably relative to the guide track; displacing means for displacing the carriage from a first rest position for the blocking means to a second blocking position, wherein the displacing means are provided with an energy storage system such that energy supplied by the vehicle can be used to displace the carriage; and releasing means operatively connected to the displacing means for releasing the carriage such that it follows a wheel of a vehicle as soon as this passes the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Stertil B.V.
    Inventor: Jurjen Jan De Jong
  • Publication number: 20140161568
    Abstract: Disclosed is a lifting column for lifting a load, such as a vehicle, which includes a frame with a movable carrier and a drive which acts on the carrier; control means for control of the drive; a carrying part attached to the carrier for carrying the load; weight measuring means attached to the carrying part for measuring the weight of the load; and communication means for communicating a measurement signal of the weight measuring means indicative of the weight of the load to the control means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: Stertil B.V.
    Inventor: Jurjen Jan De Jong
  • Publication number: 20130341130
    Abstract: Disclosed is a device for blocking a vehicle, a method making use of such a device and a loading-unloading station provided therewith. The device includes a guide track disposed along a driveway, a blocking means for blocking a wheel of the vehicle, and height-adjusting means for height adjustment of the guide track and/or the blocking means during use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventor: Jurjen Jan De Jong
  • Patent number: 8567761
    Abstract: A system and method for lifting and lowering an object such as a vehicle, comprising: at least two lifting columns; communication means for communication with the at least two lifting columns; position-determining means for carrying out a position determination for each of the at least two lifting columns; selection means for selecting at least one of the lifting columns on the basis of the position determinations; and at least one control unit co-acting with the communication means during use for the purpose of controlling the lifting columns selected with the selection means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Stertil B.V.
    Inventors: Jurjen Jan De Jong, Lambert Hendrikus Wanschers
  • Patent number: 8251184
    Abstract: Provided is a system, lifting column and method for the energy efficient lifting and lowering of a load, such as a vehicle. The system includes a lifting column having a frame with a movable carrier and a drive which acts on the carrier. The drive includes a power source for power supply to a motor, a pump in an ascent mode driven by the motor and in a decent mode driving the motor as a generator for energy-recovery, and motor control unit for control of the motor. The motor control unit is arranged such that the power supply of the motor is manipulated for speed control of the carrier in at least the ascent mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Stertil B.V.
    Inventor: Jurjen Jan De Jong
  • Patent number: 8246008
    Abstract: System for lifting and lowering a load, such as a vehicle, with at least one lifting mechanism such as a lifting column, a boom lift, a scissor lift and a loading platform. The lifting mechanism includes a carrier which can be moved up and downward for bearing the load and a drive which acts on the carrier. The drive herein includes at least one electrical power source and an electric motor to be energized at least during ascending of the carrier, and the electric motor forms a generator to be connected to the power source at least during even an unloaded descending movement of the carrier for the purpose of gene rating electrical energy to the power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Stertil B.V.
    Inventors: Jurjen Jan De Jong, Wybe Jan Thymen Laverman
  • Publication number: 20110233006
    Abstract: Disclosed are a device and method for blocking a vehicle, and a loading-unloading station provided with such a device. The device includes a guide track disposed along a driveway; a carriage guided by the guide track and provided with a blocking means for blocking a wheel of a vehicle; a locking member provided on the carriage for locking the carriage releasably relative to the guide track; displacing means for displacing the carriage from a first rest position for the blocking means to a second blocking position, wherein the displacing means are provided with an energy storage system such that energy supplied by the vehicle can be used to displace the carriage; and releasing means operatively connected to the displacing means for releasing the carriage such that it follows a wheel of a vehicle as soon as this passes the first position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: STERTIL B.V.
    Inventor: Jurjen Jan De Jong
  • Publication number: 20100066278
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system, lifting column and method for an energy efficient lifting and lowering a load, such as a vehicle. The system according to the invention comprises: a lifting column comprising a frame with a movable carrier and a drive which acts on the carrier, wherein the drive comprises a power source for power supply to a motor; a pump in an ascent mode driven by the motor and in a decent mode driving the motor as a generator for energy-recovery; and motor control means for control of the motor, the motor control means arranged such that the power supply to the motor is manipulated for speed control of the carrier in at least the ascent mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2009
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Applicant: STERTIL B.V.
    Inventor: Jurjen Jan De Jong
  • Patent number: 7500816
    Abstract: A system is for lifting and lowering an object, such as a vehicle. Such a system includes at least two mobile lifting columns with: a displaceable frame with a standing mast part; a carrier displaceable along the mast part for engaging the object to be lifted; a drive for moving the carrier along the mast part; a control for controlling at least the drive; and communication devices for communicating with at least other lifting columns in the group via a transmission or broadcast path. Further, at least one of the lifting columns in the group includes a selectively user operable selection device for, when actuated, selecting any of the lifting columns from the group for a sub-group. As such, a higher degree of flexibility is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Assignee: Stertil B.V.
    Inventors: Jan Berends, Jean Dell Amore, Jurjen Jan De Jong
  • Patent number: 6315079
    Abstract: A lifting device having separately displaced lifting column with a carriage controllably driven in a longitudinal direction. Connecting lines connect the control of the column. The connecting lines function as part of a digital data bus in order to exchange digital control signals with each lifting column having a separate operation device connected to the connecting lines to provide simultaneous actuation of the control of all lifting columns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2001
    Assignee: Stertil B.V.
    Inventors: Jan Berends, Jurjen Jan De Jong
  • Patent number: 5975495
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lift, comprising:a stand, comprising a substantially upright and hollow profile with an opening along at least one longitudinal side thereof and a safety device;a carriage arranged in said profile with a support extending through said opening in said longitudinal side and a row of protrusions co-acting with said safety device, said carriage having smaller dimensions than said opening;a drive connected to said carriage and said stand to respectively raise and lower said carriage through said stand; anda plurality of first guides connected to said lower part of said carriage, maintaining said carriage inside said stand, where said safety device is arranged near the top side of said carriage in a lowered position and at least one second guide is connected to said carriage in a lowered position near the top side thereof in stiffening contact with said profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1999
    Assignee: Stertil B.V.
    Inventors: Jan Berends, Jurjen Jan De Jong