Patents by Inventor Magnus Wiethoff

Magnus Wiethoff 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: 11015722
    Abstract: A safety valve for a cleaning device for a milking installation for milking milk-providing animals, including a first block valve with an input, a second block valve with an output, a bleed valve with a bleed output, a piston rod and a drive unit, wherein the safety valve is movable from a blocking position, in which the first block valve and the second block valve are closed in order to block the input and the output and in which the bleed valve is opened in order to connect the bleed output to a connection, into a pass-through position, in which the first block valve and the second block valve are opened in order to connect the input to the output via the connection and in which the bleed valve is closed in order to block the bleed output, and back. The first block valve, the second block valve and the bleed valve of the safety valve are designed as seat valves with a common piston plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: GEA Farm Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Reinhard Balkenhol, Magnus Wiethoff, Verena Figgener
  • Patent number: 10966404
    Abstract: A quick-coupling device for a milking module of a milking system for milking dairy animals that forms a releasable and re-establishable connection between the milking module and a milk pipe and includes a valve mechanism for opening and closing a feeding port and a discharge port using a number of articulated clamps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: GEA Farm Technologies, GmbH
    Inventors: Reinhard Balkenhol, Magnus Wiethoff, Niek Noeverman, Harald Grundner
  • Publication number: 20210015072
    Abstract: An arrangement and a corresponding method for cleaning a front of an optical instrument using a movable cap for directing a cleaning fluid to the front of the optical instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventor: Magnus Wiethoff
  • Publication number: 20190145531
    Abstract: A safety valve for a cleaning device for a milking installation for milking milk-providing animals, including a first block valve with an input, a second block valve with an output, a bleed valve with a bleed output, a piston rod and a drive unit, wherein the safety valve is movable from a blocking position, in which the first block valve and the second block valve are closed in order to block the input and the output and in which the bleed valve is opened in order to connect the bleed output to a connection, into a pass-through position, in which the first block valve and the second block valve are opened in order to connect the input to the output via the connection and in which the bleed valve is closed in order to block the bleed output, and back. The first block valve, the second block valve and the bleed valve of the safety valve are designed as seat valves with a common piston plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Reinhard Balkenhol, Magnus Wiethoff, Verena Figgener
  • Publication number: 20180213742
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for automatically placing teat cups (7) onto teats of a milk-producing animal, in particular a cow, comprising the following steps: producing a two-dimensional image of teats of the animal, wherein distance information is present for at least a plurality of pixels of the two-dimensional image; evaluating the two-dimensional image and the distance information and establishing at least one position of at least one of the teats in a predetermined coordinate system; determining a further position of further one of the teats on the basis of the at least one previously ascertained position using the stored relative position information relating to a relative position of the teats of the animal in relation to one another; and applying one of the teat cups (7) to the further teat using the further position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Jarek Jagodzinski, Magnus Wiethoff, Clemens Renner
  • Publication number: 20180132444
    Abstract: A quick-coupling device for a milking module of a milking system for milking dairy animals that forms a releasable and re-establishable connection between the milking module and a milk pipe and includes a valve mechanism for opening and closing a feeding port and a discharge port using a number of articulated clamps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Reinhard Balkenhol, Magnus Wiethoff, Niek Noeverman, Harald Grundner
  • Patent number: 9918450
    Abstract: A space divider of a milking parlor arrangement for at least one milking parlor for milking milk-producing animals, wherein the space divider is arranged approximately parallel to a longitudinal axis of the animal to be milked, has an arm device having a milking cluster, which can be adjusted from a parking position to a working position and back. The arm device is arranged with the milking cluster in the parking position in the space divider and can be adjusted into the working position laterally to the animal to be milked between the front and rear legs thereof. The space divider is designed in such a way that no additional space is required between adjacent animals, so that many animals can be milked in a milking parlor arrangement while the smallest possible amount of space is required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: GEA Farm Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Otto Krone, Derk Hensel, Thomas Mader, Rolf Teckentrup, Armin Hönscheid, Dieter Hille, Magnus Wiethoff, Marc Trossehl, Reinhard Balkenhol, Adib Matty
  • Publication number: 20180020632
    Abstract: A space divider of a milking parlor arrangement for at least one milking parlor for milking milk-producing animals, wherein the space divider is arranged approximately parallel to a longitudinal axis of the animal to be milked, has an arm device having a milking cluster, which can be adjusted from a parking position to a working position and back. The arm device is arranged with the milking cluster in the parking position in the space divider and can be adjusted into the working position laterally to the animal to be milked between the front and rear legs thereof. The space divider may include a replaceable service unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventors: Otto Krone, Derk Hensel, Thomas Mader, Rolf Teckentrup, Armin Hönscheid, Dieter Hille, Magnus Wiethoff, Marc Trossehl, Reinhard Balkenhol, Adip Matty
  • Publication number: 20150020738
    Abstract: A space divider (4) of a milking parlor arrangement (1, 1?, 1?, 1??) for at least one milking parlor (3) for milking milk-producing animals (T), wherein the space divider (4) is arranged approximately parallel to a longitudinal axis of the animal (T) to be milked, has an arm device (6) having a milking cluster (5), which can be adjusted from a parking position to a working position and back. The arm device (6) is arranged with the milking cluster (5) in the parking position in the space divider (4) and can be adjusted into the working position laterally to the animal (T) to be milked between the front and rear legs thereof. The space divider (4) is designed in such a way that no additional space is required between adjacent animals (T), so that many animals (T) can be milked in a milking parlor arrangement (1, 1?, 1?, 1??) while the smallest possible amount of space is required.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Otto Krone, Derk Hensel, Thomas Mader, Rolf Teckentrup, Armin Hönscheid, Dieter Hille, Magnus Wiethoff, Marc Trossehl, Reinhard Balkenhol
  • Patent number: 8261597
    Abstract: A method for determining the quality of milk wherein a sample is examined and the type of at least one detected object is determined on the basis of at least one object recognition rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: GEA Farm Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Magnus Wiethoff, Olaf Suhr
  • Publication number: 20090283043
    Abstract: For a teat cup, a teat cup rubber liner (1) is proposed having a head part (2) having an inlet orifice (3) for a teat of an animal, this inlet orifice (3) being limited by an annular tube (4) and having a shaft part (5) connected to the head part (2), wherein, between the head part (2) and the shaft part (5), a region (6) is provided which makes possible relative motion between the head part (2) and the shaft part (5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2006
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Inventors: Magnus Wiethoff, Anne Schulze Schwering, Kathrin Lincke, Reinhard Frenser
  • Publication number: 20080259351
    Abstract: A device for recognizing particles in milk comprising a measuring surface and a housing. The measuring surface is structured so as to cause the milk to spread on the measuring surface in that the measuring surface has a specific surface roughness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2005
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Inventor: Magnus Wiethoff
  • Publication number: 20080210171
    Abstract: A milking parlor, milking module, and a closing unit comprising at least two closing members to optionally release or close a corresponding number of openings in a milking parlor floor which serves as a standing area. The closing members are disposed to be rotatable about a rotational axis at least between a closed position and an open position, wherein the open position allows at least one animal-related treatment means to be guided through said opening. Said rotational axis is disposed in a central region between the closing members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2007
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Inventors: Thomas Mader, Michael Heinrich, Otto Krone, Peter Kaever, Reinhard Frenser, Magnus Wiethoff, Matthias Ahrens, Klaus Fleck
  • Publication number: 20070289364
    Abstract: A method for determining the quality of milk wherein a sample is examined and the type of at least one detected object is determined on the basis of at least one object recognition rule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2005
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Inventors: Magnus Wiethoff, Olaf Suhr