Patents by Inventor Michael Roggenland

Michael Roggenland 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: 20220099584
    Abstract: An agricultural machine is disclosed that includes an NIR sensor configured to detect NIR spectra of plant material and output them as raw data, an evaluation unit configured to derive at least one parameter of the plant material in real time from the raw data, and an interface for the data traffic with at least one data processing unit outside of or external to the agricultural machine that is configured to transmit the raw data to the data processing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Applicant: CLAAS Selbstfahrende Erntemaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Björn Stremlau, Carsten Grove, Michael Roggenland, Frank Claussen, Maximilian von Nordheim, Jeremias Hagel, Jörg Wesselmann
  • 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8250842
    Abstract: A cutting device for crop has a cutting tool which can be set into rotation, and a shear bar which can be displaced relative thereto, each of the two diametrically opposed ends of which is coupled to a control unit, thereby enabling the clearance position of the shear bar relative to the cutting tool to be changed, and a control device which activates the control units in order to change the clearance position of the shear bar, and to move the shear bar toward the cutting tool, the control device can be operated to activate the control units to each perform a working step in alternation, so that within this working step the particular activated control unit initially moves the end of the shear bar assigned thereto toward the cutting tool by a first adjusting distance, and then away from the cutting tool by a second adjusting distance, wherein the second adjusting distance is smaller than the first adjusting distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: CLAAS Selbstfahrende Erntemaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Steffen Brockhan-Luedemann, Michael Roggenland
  • Publication number: 20120055135
    Abstract: A cutting device for crop has a cutting tool which can be set into rotation, and a shear bar which can be displaced relative thereto, each of the two diametrically opposed ends of which is coupled to a control unit, thereby enabling the clearance position of the shear bar relative to the cutting tool to be changed, and a control device which activates the control units in order to change the clearance position of the shear bar, and to move the shear bar toward the cutting tool, the control device can be operated to activate the control units to each perform a working step in alternation, so that within this working step the particular activated control unit initially moves the end of the shear bar assigned thereto toward the cutting tool by a first adjusting distance, and then away from the cutting tool by a second adjusting distance, wherein the second adjusting distance is smaller than the first adjusting distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Inventors: Steffen Brockhan-Luedemann, Michael Roggenland