Patents by Inventor Stefan Teroerde

Stefan Teroerde 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: 20200060092
    Abstract: A combine harvester for carrying out an agricultural harvesting process has a plurality of working units and a driver assistance system for controlling at least some of the working units. The combine harvester accommodates as working units a chaff cutter for comminuting harvested produce and a produce distributing arrangement in the rear area of the combine harvester downstream of the chaff cutter for distributing harvested produce on the field soil in adjustable throw directions. The respective throw direction comprises vector components of a horizontal throw direction and a vertical throw direction. The driver assistance system is adapted to optimize the control of the produce distributing arrangement by at least one of the substrategies including “throw direction correction” and/or “inclination-dependent produce distribution” and/or “produce distribution in longitudinal direction” and/or “produce distribution in transverse direction” with respect to at least one optimization criterion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: CLAAS Selbstfahrende Erntemaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Joachim Baumgarten, Bastian Bormann, Andreas Wilken, Christopher Vieregge, Stefan Teroerde, Christoph Heitmann, Klaus Schaefer
  • Patent number: 10492364
    Abstract: A combine harvester having a chopper configured for chopping crop, which comprises a cutting cylinder fitted with chopper knives, a knife carrier fitted with counter knives, and a rasp bar arrangement. The counter knives and/or the rasp bar arrangement can be moved into a partial stream passing by the chopper. The harvester also has a crop spreading device configured for spreading the chopped-material stream emerging from the combine harvester on the ground in the rear region of the combine harvester, and a sensor unit configured for generating sensor data which represent at least one parameter influencing the spreading quality of the chopped-material stream emerging from the combine harvester. There is a control unit that adapts the position of the rasp bar arrangement and/or the counter knives depending on the spreading quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: CLAAS Selbstfahrende Erntemaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Heitmann, Joachim Baumgarten, Christopher Vieregge, Christian Beulke, Stefan Teroerde, Bastian Bormann
  • Publication number: 20190343044
    Abstract: A combine harvester has multiple working mechanisms for carrying out specific treatment subprocesses of an overall treatment process for processing crop, and a driver assistance system for controlling the working mechanisms, which includes a memory for storing data and a computing device for processing the data stored in the memory, wherein the driver assistance system, together with the particular working mechanisms provided for carrying out the treatment subprocesses, forms independently operating automated adjusting mechanisms which are utilized for optimizing the control of the working mechanisms for carrying out the treatment subprocesses, wherein a process supervisor is assigned to the driver assistance system for controlling individual automated adjusting mechanisms and a data exchange of the automated adjusting mechanisms with one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: CLAAS Sebstfahrende Erntemaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Bastian Bormann, Henner Voecking, Andreas Wilken, Joachim Baumgarten, Christoph Bussmann, Stefan Teroerde, Arthur Berger, Sascha Dieckmeyer
  • Publication number: 20190343043
    Abstract: A combine harvester has multiple working mechanisms for carrying out specific treatment subprocesses of an overall treatment process for processing crop and a driver assistance system for controlling the working mechanisms, which includes a memory for storing data, a computing device for processing the data stored in the memory, and a graphical user interface. The driver assistance system, together with the particular working mechanisms provided for carrying out the treatment subprocesses, forms independently operating automated adjusting mechanisms which are utilized for optimizing the control of the working mechanisms for carrying out the treatment subprocesses. A process supervisor is assigned to the driver assistance system for controlling individual automated adjusting mechanisms and a data exchange of the automated adjusting mechanisms with one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: CLAAS Sebstfahrende Erntemaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Bastian Bormann, Henner Voecking, Andreas Wilken, Joachim Baumgarten, Christoph Bussmann, Stefan Teroerde, Arthur Berger, Sascha Dieckmeyer
  • Patent number: 10448569
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a method and device for the operation of a combine harvester with multiple work elements for harvesting a crop via a driver assistance system. In one example implementation, a method for operating such a combine harvester includes determining separately a harvest setting for the crop and a machine configuration of the combine harvester, preselecting a process control strategy among a plurality of process control strategies based on the harvest setting and machine configuration wherein each of the plurality of process control strategies is aimed at fulfillment of at least one harvesting quality criterion stored in the memory of the combine harvester, and automatically determining at least one machine parameter for the work elements of the combine harvester according to the preselected process control strategy and controlling the work elements corresponding to the at least one machine parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: CLAAS Selbstfahrende Erntemaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Joachim Baumgarten, Christoph Bussmann, Christoph Heitmann, Sebastian Neu, Stefan Terörde, Henner Vöcking, Scott Wellensiek, Andreas Wilken
  • Patent number: 10126929
    Abstract: An agricultural work machine for processing an agricultural work process, having numerous working units (1-5) and having a driver assistance system (10) for controlling the working units (1-5) according to at least one user-side specifiable work process strategy (A), which is aimed at fulfilling at least one quality criterion (Q), wherein the driver assistance system (10) comprises a memory (11) for storing data, and a computing device (12) for processing the data stored in the memory (11), wherein the driver assistance system (10) has a graphical user interface (14), via which at least a portion of the work process strategy (A) can be specified by a user. It is proposed that competing quality criteria (Q) that are weighted in relation to one another in accordance with a weighting variable (G) are entered into the work process strategy (A), and that the weighting variable (G) is visualized and can be specified by a user via a virtual operating element (16-19) of the graphical user interface (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: CLAAS Selbstfahrende Erntemaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Joachim Baumgarten, Andreas Wilken, Christoph Heitmann, Bastian Bormann, Sebastian Neu, Christoph Bussmann, Klaus Schäfer, Henner Vöcking, Arthur Berger, Stefan Terörde
  • Publication number: 20180303030
    Abstract: A combine harvester having a chopper configured for chopping crop, which comprises a cutting cylinder fitted with chopper knives, a knife carrier fitted with counter knives, and a rasp bar arrangement. The counter knives and/or the rasp bar arrangement can be moved into a partial stream passing by the chopper. The harvester also has a crop spreading device configured for spreading the chopped-material stream emerging from the combine harvester on the ground in the rear region of the combine harvester, and a sensor unit configured for generating sensor data which represent at least one parameter influencing the spreading quality of the chopped-material stream emerging from the combine harvester. There is a control unit that adapts the position of the rasp bar arrangement and/or the counter knives depending on the spreading quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Applicant: CLAAS Selbstfahrende Erntemaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: CHRISTOPH HEITMANN, JOACHIM BAUMGARTEN, CHRISTOPHER VIEREGGE, CHRISTIAN BEULKE, STEFAN TEROERDE, BASTIAN BORMANN
  • Patent number: 9795081
    Abstract: A method for operating a combine harvester configured with a number of working assemblies driven by at least one belt drive, and a ground drive, wherein the at least one belt drive and the ground drive are driven by a main drive comprising an engine, monitors for and accommodates slip. The working assemblies are monitored by sensors with respect to an occurrence of slip in the at least one belt drive. Signals representing slip are transmitted to a control device. The control device is connected to an input/output. The signals representing the slip are evaluated by the control device and the result is weighted. Depending on the weighting of the result, at least one measure is initiated by the control device, which results in a reduction of the slip and the at least one initiated measure is signalled by the input/output unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: CLAAS Selbstfahrende Erntemaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Rene Middelberg, Stefan Teroerde, Bastian Bormann, Thilo Krause
  • Patent number: 9756786
    Abstract: A combine harvester has a threshing unit for threshing picked-up crop to obtain grain, a driver assistance system for controlling the threshing unit which has a memory for storing data and a computing unit for processing the data stored in the memory. A functional system model for at least a portion of the combine harvester is stored in the memory. The computing unit is designed to carry out an autonomous determination of at least one threshing-unit parameter on a basis of the system model and, for depicting functional interrelationships, at least one family of characteristics (A-J) is assigned to at least one harvesting-process parameter. The at least one harvesting-process parameter is defined as an output variable of the at least one family of characteristics (A-J).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: CLAAS Selbstfahrende Erntemaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Heitmann, Andreas Wilken, Joachim Baumgarten, Sebastian Neu, Christoph Bussmann, Henner Voecking, Stefan Teroerde
  • Patent number: 9756787
    Abstract: A combine harvester has a threshing unit for threshing picked-up crop to obtain grain and a driver assistance system for controlling the threshing unit. The driver assistance system includes a memory for storing data and a computing unit for processing the data stored in the memory. The threshing unit, together with the driver assistance system, forms an automated threshing unit, in that a plurality of selectable harvesting-process strategies is stored in the memory and in that, in order to implement the particular selected harvesting-process strategy, the computing device autonomously determines at least one machine parameter, for example, a threshing-unit parameter, and specifies the parameter to the threshing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: CLAAS Selbstfahrende Erntemaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Heitmann, Andreas Wilken, Joachim Baumgarten, Sebastian Neu, Christoph Bussmann, Henner Voecking, Stefan Teroerde, Christopher Vieregge
  • Publication number: 20170188515
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a method and device for the operation of a combine harvester with multiple work elements for harvesting a crop via a driver assistance system. In one example implementation, a method for operating such a combine harvester includes determining separately a harvest setting for the crop and a machine configuration of the combine harvester, preselecting a process control strategy among a plurality of process control strategies based on the harvest setting and machine configuration wherein each of the plurality of process control strategies is aimed at fulfillment of at least one harvesting quality criterion stored in the memory of the combine harvester, and automatically determining at least one machine parameter for the work elements of the combine harvester according to the preselected process control strategy and controlling the work elements corresponding to the at least one machine parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Applicant: CLAAS Selbstfahrende Erntemaschinen Gmbh
    Inventors: Joachim Baumgarten, Christoph Bussmann, Christoph Heitmann, Sebastian Neu, Stefan Terörde, Henner Vöcking, Scott Wellensiek, Andreas Wilken
  • Publication number: 20170160916
    Abstract: An agricultural work machine for processing an agricultural work process, having numerous working units (1-5) and having a driver assistance system (10) for controlling the working units (1-5) according to at least one user-side specifiable work process strategy (A), which is aimed at fulfilling at least one quality criterion (Q), wherein the driver assistance system (10) comprises a memory (11) for storing data, and a computing device (12) for processing the data stored in the memory (11), wherein the driver assistance system (10) has a graphical user interface (14), via which at least a portion of the work process strategy (A) can be specified by a user. It is proposed that competing quality criteria (Q) that are weighted in relation to one another in accordance with a weighting variable (G) are entered into the work process strategy (A), and that the weighting variable (G) is visualized and can be specified by a user via a virtual operating element (16-19) of the graphical user interface (14).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Applicant: CLAAS Selbstfahrende Erntemaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Joachim Baumgarten, Andreas Wilken, Christoph Heitmann, Bastian Bormann, Sebastian Neu, Christoph Bussmann, Klaus Schäfer, Henner Vöcking, Arthur Berger, Stefan Terörde
  • Patent number: 9603302
    Abstract: An agricultural working machine has at least one working unit and a display device for displaying or adjusting parameters of the working machine the at least one working unit of both. The display device has a display unit with jointly depictable display elements for visualization of parameter-based values, the display elements preferably arranged concentrically in a form of circular-ring sections. The display device also includes at least one bar display that at least partially encircles the display elements radially on the outer side. Indicator element for displaying a defined value are disposed on the at least one bar display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: CLAAS Selbstfahrende Erntemaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian Neu, Michael Losch, Stefan Teroerde, Klaus Schaefer, Bernd Holtmann, Joachim Baumgarten, Markus Brune, Waldemar Thiesmann
  • Publication number: 20160286720
    Abstract: A combine harvester has a threshing unit for threshing picked-up crop to obtain grain, a driver assistance system for controlling the threshing unit which has a memory for storing data and a computing unit for processing the data stored in the memory. A functional system model for at least a portion of the combine harvester is stored in the memory. The computing unit is designed to carry out an autonomous determination of at least one threshing-unit parameter on a basis of the system model and, for depicting functional interrelationships, at least one family of characteristics (A-J) is assigned to at least one harvesting-process parameter. The at least one harvesting-process parameter is defined as an output variable of the at least one family of characteristics (A-J).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: CHRISTOPH HEITMANN, ANDREAS WILKEN, JOACHIM BAUMGARTEN, SEBASTIAN NEU, CHRISTOPH BUSSMANN, HENNER VOECKING, STEFAN TEROERDE, CHRISTOPHER VIEREGGE
  • Publication number: 20160286721
    Abstract: A combine harvester includes a threshing unit for threshing picked-up crop to obtain grain, a driver assistance system, with a memory for storing data, for controlling the threshing unit, and a computing unit for processing at least the data stored in the memory. A sensor system ascertains at least a portion of the current harvesting-process state. A sensor configuration assigned to the sensor system is defined by the type and scope of operational sensors is stored or can be stored in the memory. A functional system model for at least a portion of the combine harvester is stored in the memory. The computing unit is designed to carry out an autonomous determination of a threshing-unit parameter based on the system model, and defines the system model forming a basis of the control of the threshing unit depending on the sensor configuration stored in the memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: CHRISTOPH HEITMANN, ANDREAS WILKEN, JOACHIM BAUMGARTEN, SEBASTIAN NEU, CHRISTOPH BUSSMANN, HENNER VOECKING, STEFAN TEROERDE, CHRISTOPHER VIEREGGE
  • Publication number: 20160286722
    Abstract: A combine harvester has a threshing unit for threshing picked-up crop to obtain grain and a driver assistance system for controlling the threshing unit. The driver assistance system includes a memory for storing data and a computing unit for processing the data stored in the memory. The threshing unit, together with the driver assistance system, forms an automated threshing unit, in that a plurality of selectable harvesting-process strategies is stored in the memory and in that, in order to implement the particular selected harvesting-process strategy, the computing device autonomously determines at least one machine parameter, for example, a threshing-unit parameter, and specifies the parameter to the threshing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Christoph Heitmann, Andreas Wilken, Joachim Baumgarten, Sebastian Neu, Christoph Bussmann, Henner Voecking, Stefan Teroerde, Christopher Vieregge
  • Patent number: 9313949
    Abstract: A combine harvester has a chopping mechanism and a spreading mechanism. The spreading mechanism is disposed downstream of the chopping mechanism, mechanically driven by a drive train and includes at least two rotors. The drive train of the spreading mechanism has a belt drive engageable by a clutch and configured to drive a first transmission stage via an output shaft, at least one second transmission stage drivably connected to the first transmission stage by a shaft and a braking device. The first and second transmission stages each have an output shaft for driving one or each of the rotors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: CLAAS Selbstfahrende Erntemaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Claudius Knierbein, Stefan Teroerde, Norbert Strieker, Christopher Vieregge, Stefan Schiewer
  • Publication number: 20160066506
    Abstract: A method for operating a combine harvester configured with a number of working assemblies driven by at least one belt drive, and a ground drive, wherein the at least one belt drive and the ground drive are driven by a main drive comprising an engine, monitors for and accommodates slip. The working assemblies are monitored by sensors with respect to an occurrence of slip in the at least one belt drive. Signals representing slip are transmitted to a control device. The control device is connected to an input/output. The signals representing the slip are evaluated by the control device and the result is weighted. Depending on the weighting of the result, at least one measure is initiated by the control device, which results in a reduction of the slip and the at least one initiated measure is signalled by the input/output unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Inventors: Rene Middelberg, Stefan Teroerde, Bastian Bormann, Thilo Krause
  • Patent number: 9220195
    Abstract: A combine harvester has a spreading device for spreading chopped crop, a control device to which the spreading device is connected and which controls spreading properties of the spreading device, and a wind anemometer located on either side of the spreading device in a rear region of the combine harvester and producing a signal corresponding to a characteristic of wind.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: CLAAS Selbstfahrende Erntemaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Georg Eggenhaus, Stefan Teroerde, Joachim Baumgarten, Christopher Vieregge, Christoph Heitmann
  • Publication number: 20150088386
    Abstract: An agricultural working machine has at least one working unit and a display device for displaying or adjusting parameters of the working machine the at least one working unit of both. The display device has a display unit with jointly depictable display elements for visualization of parameter-based values, the display elements preferably arranged concentrically in a form of circular-ring sections. The display device also includes at least one bar display that at least partially encircles the display elements radially on the outer side. Indicator element for displaying a defined value are disposed on the at least one bar display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Sebastian Neu, Michael Losch, Stefan Teroerde, Klaus Schaefer, Bernd Holtmann, Joachim Baumgarten, Markus Brune, Waldemar Thiesmann