Patents by Inventor Olaf Suhr

Olaf Suhr 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: 10694717
    Abstract: The invention relates to a milking parlor arrangement (1), in particular a milking carousel, comprising at least one milking parlor (3) for milking milk-producing animals (T) and comprising an inner robot device with at least one robot arm (9). The at least one milking parlor (3) comprises two longitudinal sides and two narrow sides, namely a head narrow side and a hindquarters narrow side, one narrow side being paired with the head side of a milk-producing animal (T) to be milked as the head narrow side. The milking parlor also comprises an arm device (6) with a milking machine (5), said arm device being adjustable between a parked position and a working position and back. The at least one robot arm (9) is arranged on the head narrow side paired with the head side of the animal (T) to be milked of the at least one milking parlor (3) of the milking parlor arrangement (1) in order to adjust the arm device (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: GEA Farm Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Otto Krone, Olaf Suhr, Bernhard Schulze-Wartenhorst, Erich Schneider, Thomas Mader
  • Publication number: 20150020739
    Abstract: The invention relates to a milking parlor arrangement (1), in particular a milking carousel, comprising at least one milking parlor (3) for milking milk-producing animals (T) and comprising an inner robot device with at least one robot arm (9). The at least one milking parlor (3) comprises two longitudinal sides and two narrow sides, namely a head narrow side and a hindquarters narrow side, one narrow side being paired with the head side of a milk-producing animal (T) to be milked as the head narrow side. The milking parlor also comprises an arm device (6) with a milking machine (5), said arm device being adjustable between a parked position and a working position and back. The at least one robot arm (9) is arranged on the head narrow side paired with the head side of the animal (T) to be milked of the at least one milking parlor (3) of the milking parlor arrangement (1) in order to adjust the arm device (6).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Otto Krone, Olaf Suhr, Bernhard Schulze-Wartenhorst, Erich Schneider, Thomas Mader
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7938082
    Abstract: A milking machine cylinder comprising a flexible element and at least one sensor element which detects at least a substantial weight relief of the flexible element in order to trigger a start signal for a milking process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: GEA Farm Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Friedrich Stolte, Otto Krone, Olaf Suhr
  • Publication number: 20090201159
    Abstract: The method according to the invention for determining information on an animal and/or animal milk, in which a sensor unit detects four items of data relating to the health, well-being and/or behaviour of the animal and/or data relating to the quality or composition of the animal milk and/or data relating to a physical, chemical, biological and/or morphological property of the animal milk and uses a transmitting and/or receiving unit (6) to wirelessly transmit said data to a central data unit (10), is distinguished by the fact that activation and/or signalling for data transmission is/are effected separately from the actual data transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2006
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Inventors: Peter Kaever, Olaf Suhr, Reinhard Frenser, Andreas Hölderlin
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7258074
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for machine milking an animal, particularly a cow, according to which a stimulation phase precedes a main milking phase, whereby during the entire stimulation phase, essentially no milk is withdrawn, and the duration of the stimulation phase is determined according to the amount of expected cisteral milk and/or alveolar milk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2007
    Assignee: WestfaliaSurge GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Ebeling, Bernhard Schulze-Wartenhorst, Olaf Suhr
  • Publication number: 20040050330
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for machine milking an animal, particularly a cow, according to which a stir phase precedes a main milking phase, whereby during the entire stimulation phase, essentially no milk is withdrawn, and the of the stimulation phase is determined according to the amount of expected cisternal milk and/or alveolar milk.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2003
    Publication date: March 18, 2004
    Inventors: Michael Ebeling, Bernhard Schulze-Wartenhorst, Olaf Suhr
  • Patent number: 4542766
    Abstract: In an oil-flow regulator for vacuum pumps in milking systems, the amount of oil to be introduced is determined by the dimensions of an annular gap between a valve cone and a restrictor. The valve cone is attached to a diaphragm between the oil chamber and a partial-vacuum chamber that communicates with the suction line to the vacuum pump. When the vacuum pump is turned on, a partial vacuum builds up in the partial-vacuum chamber, forcing the diaphragm and the valve cone upward until the valve cone impacts against an axially adjustable stop. This establishes the oil flow. When the pump is turned off, the partial vacuum in the partial-vacuum chamber cancels out again, the valve cone blocks off the restrictor, an oil flow is interrupted. No oil can flow into the catch chamber when the pump is turned off and lead to an excessive rate of flow and excess oil consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1984
    Date of Patent: September 24, 1985
    Assignee: Westfalia Separator Ag
    Inventors: Klaus-Peter Gawer, Olaf Suhr