Patents by Inventor Matthew J. Stuessel

Matthew J. Stuessel 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: 9491925
    Abstract: A system for cleaning a dairy animal milker unit and applying dip to a dairy animal, the system includes a main control, an air supply, a water supply, a backflush fluid supply, a dip supply, a stall control for receiving the air, water, backflush fluid and dip supplies, and a safety valve that is adjacent to a downstream portion of the milker unit to control backflush and dip fluids being fed to the milker unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: GEA Farm Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin L Torgerson, Nathan Hedlund, Matthew J Stuessel
  • Patent number: 9468189
    Abstract: A system for cleaning a dairy animal milker unit and applying dip to a dairy animal, the system includes a main control, an air supply, a water supply, a backflush fluid supply, a dip supply, a stall control for receiving the air, water, backflush fluid and dip supplies, and a safety valve that is adjacent to a downstream portion of the milker unit to control backflush and dip fluids being fed to the milker unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: GEA Farm Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin L. Torgerson, Nathan Hedlund, Matthew J. Stuessel
  • Publication number: 20150342141
    Abstract: A system for cleaning a dairy animal milker unit and applying dip to a dairy animal, the system includes a main control, an air supply, a water supply, a backflush fluid supply, a dip supply, a stall control for receiving the air, water, backflush fluid and dip supplies, and a safety valve that is adjacent to a downstream portion of the milker unit to control backflush and dip fluids being fed to the milker unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Kevin L. Torgerson, Nathan Hedlund, Matthew J. Stuessel
  • Publication number: 20150334978
    Abstract: A system for cleaning a dairy animal milker unit and applying dip to a dairy animal, the system includes a main control, an air supply, a water supply, a backflush fluid supply, a dip supply, a stall control for receiving the air, water, backflush fluid and dip supplies, and a safety valve that is adjacent to a downstream portion of the milker unit to control backflush and dip fluids being fed to the milker unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Inventors: Kevin L. Torgerson, Nathan Hedlund, Matthew J. Stuessel
  • Patent number: 9072273
    Abstract: A system for cleaning a dairy animal milker unit and applying dip to a dairy animal, the system includes a main control, an air supply, a water supply, a backflush fluid supply, a dip supply, a stall control for receiving the air, water, backflush fluid and dip supplies, and a safety valve that is adjacent to a downstream portion of the milker unit to control backflush and dip fluids being fed to the milker unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: GEA Farm Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin L. Torgerson, Nathan Hedlund, Matthew J. Stuessel
  • Publication number: 20150181830
    Abstract: A system for cleaning a dairy animal milker unit and applying dip to a dairy animal, the system includes a main control, an air supply, a water supply, a backflush fluid supply, a dip supply, a stall control for receiving the air, water, backflush fluid and dip supplies, and a safety valve that is adjacent to a downstream portion of the milker unit to control backflush and dip fluids being fed to the milker unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Inventors: Kevin L. Torgerson, Nathan Hedlund, Matthew J. Stuessel
  • Publication number: 20150173320
    Abstract: A safety valve device for a milking installation for milking milk-producing animals having a first valve with a first port and with a first port connector, a second valve with a second port and with a second port connector, a third valve with a third port and a third port connector, a drive, a common actuator, and at least one valve spring, and arranged so that the first port connector of the first valve is in fluid communication with the second port connector of the second valve, and the safety valve device can be moved between a first switching position, in which the first valve and the second valve are closed in order to block the first port and the second port and the third valve, is open a transition position, in which the first valve, the second valve and the third valve are closed, and a second switching position, in which the first valve and the second valve are open to connect the first port to the second port and the third valve is closed to block the third port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Applicant: GEA FARM TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
    Inventors: Reinhold Balkenhol, Jake Kallenbach, Matthew J. Stuessel, Kevin L. Torgerson
  • Publication number: 20150107687
    Abstract: A system for cleaning a dairy animal milker unit and applying dip to a dairy animal, the system includes a main control, an air supply, a water supply, a backflush fluid supply, a dip supply, a stall control for receiving the air, water, backflush fluid and dip supplies, and a safety valve that is adjacent to a downstream portion of the milker unit to control backflush and dip fluids being fed to the milker unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Kevin L Torgerson, Nathan Hedlund, Matthew J Stuessel
  • Publication number: 20140283751
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are used at the end of a dairy animal milking process to stop milking pulsation in an off position and then applying a teat dip into a milker unit teat cup liner to improve dip coverage on the teat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: GEA Farm Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert L. Buck, Kevin L. Torgerson, Matthew J. Stuessel
  • Patent number: 8770146
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are used at the end of a dairy animal milking process to stop milking pulsation in an off position and then applying a teat dip into a milker unit teat cup liner to improve dip coverage on the teat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: GEA Farm Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert L. Buck, Kevin L. Torgerson, Matthew J. Stuessel
  • Patent number: 8590486
    Abstract: A safety valve for use in a dairy backflushing and dipping system. The safety valve is situated on or near a milker unit to seal and protect downstream dairy milk lines from teat dip and cleaning fluids that are fed through the safety valve to upstream milker unit components. All of the fluids, including dip, cleansers, water, and air pass through and are controlled by the safety valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: GEA Farm Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin L. Torgerson, Nathan Hedlund, Matthew J. Stuessel
  • Publication number: 20130263788
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are used at the end of a dairy animal milking process to stop milking pulsation in an off position and then applying a teat dip into a milker unit teat cup liner to improve dip coverage on the teat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: GEA FARM TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Robert L. Buck, Kevin L. Torgerson, Matthew J. Stuessel
  • Patent number: 8528500
    Abstract: A method for applying teat dip to a dairy animal and backflushing a milker unit using a safety valve. The method includes the steps of: closing the safety valve to seal off the milker unit from a dairy pipeline system, forcing teat dip through the safety valve and a dip channel to a teat dip applicator on a milker unit teat cup, forcing backflush fluid through the safety valve and the milker unit, forcing water through the safety valve and milker unit, forcing air through the safety valve and the milker unit, and opening the safety valve so that the milker unit is in fluid communication with the dairy pipeline system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: GEA Farm Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin L. Torgerson, Nathan Hedlund, Matthew J. Stuessel
  • Patent number: 8448569
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a system for treating milk and colostrum. The system includes a circulation pump and piping system, a heat exchanger for adjusting and/or maintaining milk temperature, and an ultraviolet light treatment device that treats the milk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: GEA Farm Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin M. Kastenschmidt, Matthew J. Stuessel, David A. Becker, Robert L. Buck, Ralph A. Rottier
  • Publication number: 20130118611
    Abstract: A safety valve for use in a dairy backflushing and dipping system. The safety valve is situated on or near a milker unit to seal and protect downstream dairy milk lines from teat dip and cleaning fluids that are fed through the safety valve to upstream milker unit components. All of the fluids, including dip, cleansers, water, and air pass through and are controlled by the safety valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: GEA FARM TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin L. Torgerson, Nathan Hedlund, Matthew J. Stuessel
  • Patent number: 8342125
    Abstract: A safety valve for use in a dairy backflushing and dipping system. The safety valve is situated on or near a milker unit to seal and protect downstream dairy milk lines from teat dip and cleaning fluids that are fed through the safety valve to upstream milker unit components. All of the fluids, including dip, cleansers, water, and air pass through and are controlled by the safety valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: GEA Farm Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin L. Torgerson, Nathan Hedlund, Matthew J. Stuessel
  • Publication number: 20120210883
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a system for treating milk and colostrum. The system includes a circulation pump and piping system, a heat exchanger for adjusting and/or maintaining milk temperature, and an ultraviolet light treatment device that treats the milk.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: GEA FARM TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin M. Kastenschmidt, Matthew J. Stuessel, David A. Becker, Robert L. Buck, Ralph A. Rottier
  • Publication number: 20120118237
    Abstract: A method for applying teat dip to a dairy animal and backflushing a milker unit using a safety valve. The method includes the steps of: closing the safety valve to seal off the milker unit from a dairy pipeline system, forcing teat dip through the safety valve and a dip channel to a teat dip applicator on a milker unit teat cup, forcing backflush fluid through the safety valve and the milker unit, forcing water through the safety valve and milker unit, forcing air through the safety valve and the milker unit, and opening the safety valve so that the milker unit is in fluid communication with the dairy pipeline system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: GEA FARM TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin L. Torgerson, Nathan Hedlund, Matthew J. Stuessel
  • Publication number: 20120118238
    Abstract: A system for cleaning a dairy animal milker unit and applying dip to a dairy animal, the system includes a main control, an air supply, a water supply, a backflush fluid supply, a dip supply, a stall control for receiving the air, water, backflush fluid and dip supplies, and a safety valve that is adjacent to a downstream portion of the milker unit to control backflush and dip fluids being fed to the milker unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2011
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: GEA FARM TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin L. Torgerson, Nathan Hedlund, Matthew J. Stuessel
  • Publication number: 20120067289
    Abstract: A milk pump that is connected to, but electrically isolated from dairy lines, pipes, and other electrically conductive components using insulators in the milk pump between a motor and a pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2010
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Inventors: Matthew J. Stuessel, Jeffrey S. Hanson, Kevin L. Torgerson, Duane F. Sellner