Plunger And Casing Type Patents (Class 100/179)
  • Patent number: 10785918
    Abstract: A device and method comprising a large square baler with a pre-comprssion chamber that accumulates hay and moves it into the compression chamber, one or more near infrared specrocopy (NIRS) sensors mounted near the top of the pre-compression chamber, a means to read inputs from the sensors only when the stuffer forks are moving hayfrom the pre-compression chamber into the main chamber and a processor to average multiple readings from the nirs sensors from that inteval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Harvest Tec, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey S. Roberts
  • Patent number: 10588263
    Abstract: An agricultural harvesting machine for crop material including a crank arm connected to a rotational power source, a plunger having an extended position which is located further rearward in a compression chamber than a retracted position, and a connecting link connected between the plunger and the crank arm. One of the connecting link and the crank arm has a variable length. The plunger moves between the retracted and extended positions during a run mode as the crank arm rotates. The plunger changes speeds during an event phase based upon one of the connecting link and the crank arm varying lengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventor: Timothy J. Kraus
  • Patent number: 10568269
    Abstract: An agricultural baler for producing rectangular bales, having a reciprocating plunger moving back and forth in the enclosure formed by walls, thereby compressing crop material and forming rectangular bales, and further including at least one actuator for adapting the cross-section of the enclosure depending on the required pressure that needs to be exerted on the advancing bale. Actuators can apply their force on the sidewalls along transversal support beams or brackets forming the ‘density belt’. The baling chamber is provided with one or more friction or moisture sensors which are placed at the location or in the immediate vicinity of one or more side wall reinforcements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Didier O. M. Verhaeghe, Stefan De Rycke, Johan A. E. Vande Ryse
  • Patent number: 10427848
    Abstract: The present application relates to methods for the manufacturing of improved packaging for compressed mineral wool insulation blowing wool fibers, as well as methods for the introduction and distribution of the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Knauf Insulation SPRL
    Inventors: Eva Davila, Cedric Mommer
  • Patent number: 10113568
    Abstract: A ram air turbine actuator release device to release a ram air turbine actuator includes a lock bolt releasably engaged to the ram air turbine actuator, a toggle comprising a toggle roller to engage the lock bolt, and a toggle pivot to couple the toggle to the ram air turbine actuator, a hydraulic toggle actuator, including a piston defining a first hydraulic chamber and a second hydraulic chamber, a solenoid valve in fluid communication with the first hydraulic chamber, and a plunger coupled to the piston, wherein a pressure differential between the first hydraulic chamber and the second hydraulic chamber displaces the plunger to rotate the toggle to disengage the toggle roller from the lock bolt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventor: David G. Bannon
  • Patent number: 10065137
    Abstract: A device for separating and removing material to be sieved from flowing liquid includes a screen forming a sieve surface and fixed to a frame with grate bars arranged beside one another and separated from each other. At least one cleaning rake with numerous cleaning prongs can be in a conveying direction along the screen via a drive. When the cleaning prongs pass the screen, they engage at least in sections between adjacent grate bars to remove the material to be sieved and held back by the screen, thereby conveying it towards a discharge. The cleaning prongs may be configured to be movable laterally back and forth with regard to the conveying direction and with regard to the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Huber SE
    Inventors: Franz Spenger, Christian Brüderl, Christian Breinl
  • Patent number: 10065499
    Abstract: One implementation of a vehicle power transfer unit (PTU) assembly—such as thatfor an automobile—includes an input shaft, a planetary gear set, an intermediate shaft, a ring gear, and an output gear. The planetary gear set includes a sun gear, multiple planet gears, and an annular gear. The sun gear is attached to a housing of the vehicle PTU and does not rotate in use. The planet gears are interconnected to the input shaft and are driven by the input shaft. The annular gear is in turn driven by the planet gears. The intermediate shaft is interconnected to and driven by the annular gear. The ring gear is interconnected to the intermediate shaft, and the output gear is driven by the ring gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: GKN Driveline North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Austin R. Gerding
  • Patent number: 9962868
    Abstract: First, a supply device supplies a foamed kneaded material into a cylinder. Then, in a state in which an internal space of the cylinder is communicated with a pattern forming space of a mold, the piston disposed in the cylinder is moved toward the foamed kneaded material side while opening a gas release hole formed piercing through the piston. Then, at a timing when the piston has reached an expected position where the piston is expected to be on contacting the foamed kneaded material supplied into the cylinder, the gas release hole is closed by an open-close plug. Then, the foamed kneaded material supplied into the cylinder is pressed toward the pattern forming space side of the mold by moving the piston toward the foamed kneaded material side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignees: SINTOKOGIO, LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yusuke Kato, Toshihiko Zenpo, Toshio Kanno, Hirotsune Watanabe, Tomokazu Suda, Yasutake Nagata, Masaomi Mitsutake, Takumi Maegawa
  • Patent number: 9961836
    Abstract: An agricultural baler has a baling chamber with a plunger that is provided to reciprocally move in the baling chamber, the baling chamber walls separating the baling chamber from the environment, wherein the baling chamber walls include fluid channels formed at the environment side of the wall and directly adjacent to the baling chamber in such a manner that, during operation of the agricultural baler, heat is transferred from the baling chamber wall to fluid in the fluid channels, and the fluid is moved along said fluid channels during operation of the agricultural baler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Frederik Demon, Johan O. Vanpoucke, Tom Coen, Didier Verhaeghe
  • Patent number: 9913432
    Abstract: A baling system for baling crop material includes a baling chamber. Moveable doors partly define the chamber and the shape of the bale. Hydraulic tension cylinders extend and retract to apply a force to the moveable doors and the growing bale, and transducers measure the lengths of the tension cylinders. An electronic control unit receives the lengths from the transducers, and communicates via a display at least a relative difference between the lengths for consideration in steering the baling system. In particular, the lengths being equal indicates the growing bale is substantially straight and the baling system should be steered straight, and the lengths being unequal indicates the growing bale is developing a curvature and the baling system should be steered in the direction of the cylinder having the shorter length. The transducers may be located external or internal to the cylinders, and may measure the lengths continuously or periodically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: AGCO Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas G. Schrag, Larry D. Retzlaff
  • Patent number: 9622416
    Abstract: An agricultural baler comprising a main bale chamber having a pair of opposed side walls. Each side wall includes a plunger slot arrangement defining a plunger slot. Each plunger slot has opposite ends and is open at both an inside adjacent to a plunger and an opposite outside. The plunger is reciprocally disposed within the main bale chamber, and includes a pair of opposed sides and at least one roller extending laterally outward from each side. Each roller is positioned within a respective plunger slot. The baler is characterized by a pair of plunger slot covers, with each cover only partially covering a respective outside of a corresponding plunger slot such that each end of the plunger slot is uncovered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventor: Wouter Boone
  • Patent number: 9585297
    Abstract: An agricultural baler has a flywheel that is connected via a cardan coupling to a PTO of a tractor, the cardan coupling includes a torque-limiter adapted for disengaging the flywheel from the PTO when a predetermined torque is exceeded, wherein the cardan coupling further includes a transmission switchable between a startup state and a running state, in the startup state the transmission is configured to only partially transmit rotational movement of the PTO to the flywheel while in the running state the transmission is configured to fully transmit rotational movement of the PTO to the flywheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventor: Xavier G. J. M. Bonte
  • Patent number: 9532507
    Abstract: A rectangular baler including a bale chamber; a plunger; a guide system including a guide assembly for aligning and supporting the plunger in a transverse direction; each guide assembly including a mounting piece with a guide element, a threaded shaft; wherein the mounting piece has a mounting surface which is fixed against a guide surface of a member; the mounting piece and the member having an elongated slot and a through-hole, respectively, or a through-hole and an elongated slot, respectively; the threaded shaft extending through the through-hole and the elongated slot and having an axis making an angle with respect to the guide surface which is smaller than 90 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventor: Ronald Biebuyck
  • Patent number: 9497904
    Abstract: An agricultural baler includes a main bale chamber having a pair of opposed side walls, with each said side wall including a plunger slot arrangement defining a plunger slot. A pair of plunger slot rails are positioned in each plunger slot, including a top rail positioned at a top of a respective plunger slot and a bottom rail positioned at a bottom of a respective plunger slot. A plunger is reciprocally disposed within the main bale chamber. The plunger includes a pair of opposed sides and at least one roller extending laterally outward from each side, with each roller being positioned within a respective plunger slot. The baler is characterized by a pair of plunger slot cover assemblies, with each cover assembly being associated with a respective plunger slot and having an upper cover and a lower cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Ronald Biebuyck, Frederik Demon, Karel Naeyaert
  • Patent number: 9402346
    Abstract: A baler has a flywheel, a plunger connected to the flywheel via a crank, an auxiliary motor for rotating the flywheel in a reverse direction and a start-up control system comprising a sensor for providing a signal indicative for the position of the crank and a control unit for controlling the auxiliary motor for rotating the flywheel in reverse direction to a predetermined launch position for enabling the flywheel to gain sufficient kinetic energy before the first plunger impact, at the next start-up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Xavier G. J. M. Bonte, Pieter Vandevelde
  • Patent number: 9167750
    Abstract: A stuffer chute assembly including: a curvilinear duct defining a passageway, the duct having a lower inlet opening and an upper outlet opening, the duct including a lower surface with plural slots located proximal to the upper outlet; plural rotating devices arranged transversely across the duct, the plural rotating devices extending at least partially both through the plural slots and into the passageway, each of the plural rotating devices including plural fingers along the circumference of the rotating device to engage crop material in the duct; and a sensor coupled to at least one of the plural rotating devices, the sensor configured to sense a parameter corresponding to density of the crop material in the duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: AGCO Corporation
    Inventor: Maynard M. Herron
  • Patent number: 9101091
    Abstract: A rectangular baler having a bale chamber, a compacting plunger and a guide system having at least one guide assembly including a guide element, and a threaded shaft and nut for positioning the guide element, wherein, for receiving said threaded shaft, an elongated slot is provided extending in a slot direction making an angle between 1 and 85 degrees with respect to the discharge direction, the threaded shaft being arranged in an upright position perpendicular to the slot direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventor: Ronald Biebuyck
  • Patent number: 8973493
    Abstract: A powered square baler is operable to be powered by a prime mover to form a bale by compressing loose material. The powered square baler broadly includes a chassis, a plunger assembly, a flywheel, and a planetary gear train. The chassis includes a baler frame that presents a baling chamber to receive the loose material. The plunger assembly includes a reciprocating plunger head slidably mounted relative to the baler frame and operable to reciprocate into and out of the chamber and apply a compressive force to the loose material. The flywheel is rotatably mounted on the chassis and is operable to be driven by the prime mover. The planetary gear train is drivingly attached to the flywheel and is drivingly attached relative to the plunger assembly to transmit power between the flywheel and the plunger assembly and thereby drive the plunger head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: AGCO Corporation
    Inventors: David W. O'Reilly, Maynard M. Herron, Edward W. Esau
  • Publication number: 20150059598
    Abstract: A organic waste collection vehicle includes a chassis, a rear container for containing waste material, the rear container being mounted on the chassis, a hopper connected to the rear container and spaced above the chassis, the hopper being furthermore sloped to flow liquid toward the rear container, an automatic bin-tipping mechanism for dumping organic waste from a waste bin into the hopper, and a packer for compacting the organic waste material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Haul-All Equipment Ltd.
    Inventors: C. Kelly Philipp, Simon A. Hann
  • Patent number: 8875625
    Abstract: An improved baler designed in such a way as to allow for the continuous compression of foraged material and the ability to tie off rectangular bales without stopping a continuous compression mechanism within the baler. The baler includes a semi cylinder that moves up and down to compress the foraged material in the compression area while at the same time more material is added by a feeding apparatus above and below the semi cylinder during the down and up motions of the cylinder. The baler also includes a separate area for storing uncompressed material while other material is being compressed and tied off. A computer is included to monitor and control the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventor: Charles Siebenga
  • Publication number: 20140165859
    Abstract: A powered square baler is operable to be powered by a prime mover to form a bale by compressing loose material. The powered square baler broadly includes a chassis, a plunger assembly, a flywheel, and a planetary gear train. The chassis includes a baler frame that presents a baling chamber to receive the loose material. The plunger assembly includes a reciprocating plunger head slidably mounted relative to the baler frame and operable to reciprocate into and out of the chamber and apply a compressive force to the loose material. The flywheel is rotatably mounted on the chassis and is operable to be driven by the prime mover. The planetary gear train is drivingly attached to the flywheel and is drivingly attached relative to the plunger assembly to transmit power between the flywheel and the plunger assembly and thereby drive the plunger head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: AGCO Corporation
    Inventors: David W. O'Reilly, Maynard M. Herron, Edward W. Esau
  • Patent number: 8689683
    Abstract: A door opening assembly of a bale press including a first arm member having a first end and a second end hingedly coupled at the first end to a first door. The door opening assembly also includes a second arm member having a first end and a second end hingedly coupled at the first end to a second door. An actuator is coupled to the second end of the first arm member and the second end of the second arm member to cause the first arm member to displace the first door and the second arm member to hold the second door from being displaced. A further feature includes a door closing system involve a guide member and a guide receptacle for moving a latch gate to close the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: H.W.J. Designs for Agribusiness, Inc.
    Inventor: Bradley P. Actis
  • Patent number: 8561532
    Abstract: The invention relates to an agricultural piston bale press. This press includes a pressing piston arranged in a bale chamber, an intake device to take in crop material, and a stuffing device, wherein the stuffing device includes a feed passage and a stuffing mechanism, the stuffing mechanism includes an arm supporting tines, wherein said arm is movable by a first driving device to at least move the tines in and out of the feed passage and wherein said arm is pivotably supported by a fulcrum, the fulcrum being displaceable to selectively move the arm along the stuffing trajectory or load trajectory. The stuffing device includes a second driving device to displace the fulcrum, and in that the second driving device is mechanically independent of the main driving mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Lely Patent N.V.
    Inventor: Thomas Bergmann
  • Patent number: 8485092
    Abstract: A door opening assembly of a bale press including a first arm member having a first end and a second end hingedly coupled at the first end to a first door. The door opening assembly also includes a second arm member having a first end and a second end hingedly coupled at the first end to a second door. An actuator is coupled to the second end of the first arm member and the second end of the second arm member to cause the first arm member to displace the first door and the second arm member to hold the second door from being displaced. A further feature includes a door closing system involve a guide member and a guide receptacle for moving a latch gate to close the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: H.W.J. Designs for Agribusiness, Inc.
    Inventor: Bradley P. Actis
  • Patent number: 8127670
    Abstract: A baler for making parallelepiped bales includes a planetary gear drive arrangement including a planet carrier coupled through an overrunning clutch for driving an output shaft which extends cross wise to a forward end of an elongate baling chamber. A plunger is mounted for reciprocating within the baling chamber for compressing crop into a bale, with a crank shaft arrangement being mounted for rotation with the output shaft and being coupled to the plunger by a connecting rod arrangement. When the gear drive arrangement is operating for effecting a compression stroke of the plunger, the overrunning clutch operates in a driving mode. When the gear drive arrangement is operating for effecting a reverse stroke of the plunger, the overrunning clutch operates in an overrunning mode so long as compressed crop is exerting a force on the plunger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventor: Thomas H. Vu
  • Patent number: 8122822
    Abstract: A bale stacker for forming a number of bales into a bale bundle having a predetermined number of bales. The bale stacker includes a compression chamber in which the bales are formable into the bale bundle, and a loading chamber in which the bales are positionable in respective columns proximal to an upstream opening of the compression chamber. The bale stacker also includes a transfer assembly with a platen for moving the columns from the loading chamber into the compression chamber. Front doors are located at the upstream opening and movable between a closed position, in which the upstream opening is at least partially obstructed by the front doors, and an open position, in which each column of bales is movable respectively through the upstream opening. Controlling means coordinate movement of the front doors with movement of the platen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Marcrest Manufacturing Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Horst
  • Patent number: 8113114
    Abstract: An agricultural power control system including a moving element, a power source, a signal generating element and a torque modifying device. The moving element is configured to engage a quantity of crop material in a cyclical manner. The power source conveys power to the moving element. The signal generating element is configured to provide a signal relating to an anticipated quantity of crop material prior to the moving element engaging the quantity of crop material. The torque modifying device is configured to cause the power source to alter an amount of torque delivered to the moving element dependent upon the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Walter Mark Schlesser, Eric Ryan Lang, Jason Rovey
  • Patent number: 8109210
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for producing compressed bales from compressible pressed product pieces, each compressed bale produced having a cuboid form with edge lengths A, B and C. The device includes a press housing having at least one press chamber and a press shield that can be moved in the press chamber in the press direction and back by means of a mechanical drive. The press chamber has a cross-sectional surface of A×C/n. In the press chamber, n partial compressed bales can be produced in n first press steps, with a flat cuboid form with the edge lengths A, B and C/n. A storage space is arranged downstream from the press chamber, n partial compressed bales being transferable into the storage space. The partial compressed bales can be joined in the storage space to form the cuboid compressed bales with the edge lengths A, B and C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: SIB Strautmann Ingenieurburo GmbH
    Inventor: Wolfgang Strautmann
  • Patent number: 8069780
    Abstract: A large square baler includes a crop compressing plunger constructed in a modular fashion comprising a main support frame to which right and left plunger end sections and a plurality of identical individual cast plunger middle sections are bolted in side-by-side, spaced relationship to each other, with the space between adjacent sections defining a pathway through which a twine-delivery needle may pass to deliver twine to a knotter assembly when it is desired to secure a formed bale by tying lengths of twine about the bale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Carl Frans Demulder, Jashua Jay Gnewuch
  • Publication number: 20110243692
    Abstract: The present document describes a kit for installation in a collection body, comprising a material receiver, for installation between the upper wall and the lower wall of the collection body, a tamping mechanism to allow the translation of materials disposed on the receptor and their discharge in the body, a packing mechanism to push the materials disposed in the body and compacting them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicant: 7503687 Canada inc.
    Inventors: Jean FORTIN, Clermont Fortin
  • Patent number: 7967881
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for gasifying a solid fuel within a pressurized gasifier without a lockhopper, a slurry or pulverization comprising the feeding of said fuel into a charging chamber having a first section equipped with a ram through which a mandrel is disposed, and a second section within which an impervious seal is formed from the solid fuel by the compressive forces generated by said ram and a third section into which the seal is advanced while said ram forms a successive seal in said second section. The seal from said third section is reduced in size and charged into the pressurized gasifier where it is gasified without loss of pressure. The gases produced are utilized to polygenerate products such as transport fuels and electric power, and a fertilizer from waste gas resulting from the combustion of one of the produced gases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Inventors: Albert Calderon, Terry James Laubis, Richard Owen McCarthy
  • Patent number: 7849790
    Abstract: The present invention generally pertains to a single ram baler for baling recycled material. More specifically, the single ram baler of the present invention comprises a ram operable to move between a retracted position for receiving the recycled material and a tying position for allowing the compacted material to slightly expand before wiring the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Industries Machinex Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Fortier, Marc Massé
  • Patent number: 7838280
    Abstract: A device for wringing a biological mass of cultures has a substantially vertical container having a bottom provided with a discharge opening, a rotor means located under the discharge opening and including at least two rotors which are rotatable toward one another to receive a biological mass therebetween, wherein the rotors are provided with a plurality of substantially radially extending plungers which are displaceable in a radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Inventors: Oleg Shvabsky, Jacob Gitman
  • Publication number: 20100242749
    Abstract: A large square baler includes a crop compressing plunger constructed in a modular fashion comprising a main support frame to which right and left plunger end sections and a plurality of identical individual cast plunger middle sections are bolted in side-by-side, spaced relationship to each other, with the space between adjacent sections defining a pathway through which a twine-delivery needle may pass to deliver twine to a knotter assembly when it is desired to secure a formed bale by tying lengths of twine about the bale.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Inventors: Carl Frans Demulder, Jashua Jay Gnewuch
  • Publication number: 20100170407
    Abstract: A baler for making parallelepiped bales includes a planetary gear drive arrangement including a planet carrier coupled through an overrunning clutch for driving an output shaft which extends cross wise to a forward end of an elongate baling chamber. A plunger is mounted for reciprocating within the baling chamber for compressing crop into a bale, with a crank shaft arrangement being mounted for rotation with the output shaft and being coupled to the plunger by a connecting rod arrangement. When the gear drive arrangement is operating for effecting a compression stroke of the plunger, the overrunning clutch operates in a driving mode. When the gear drive arrangement is operating for effecting a reverse stroke of the plunger, the overrunning clutch operates in an overrunning mode so long as compressed crop is exerting a force on the plunger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2009
    Publication date: July 8, 2010
    Inventor: Thomas H. Vu
  • Patent number: 7707932
    Abstract: An improved mechanism for controlling the orientation of a plunger in a bale chamber of a small square baler that positions the lower plunger tail guide further from the working surface of the plunger than the upper plunger tail guide in order to better resist the rocking forces of the plunger in the bale chamber thereby improving the capability of the plunger guides to maintain proper plunger knife clearances and improving the durability of the bearing materials in the plunger guides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: CNH America LLC
    Inventors: Larry L. Hoover, Stephen W. Jacobs
  • Publication number: 20100095854
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for producing compressed bales from compressible pressed product pieces, each compressed bale produced having a cuboid form with edge lengths A, B and C. The device includes a press housing having at least one press chamber and a press shield that can be moved in the press chamber in the press direction and back by means of a mechanical drive. The press chamber has a cross-sectional surface of A×C/n. In the press chamber, n partial compressed bales can be produced in n first press steps, with a flat cuboid form with the edge lengths A, B and C/n. A storage space is arranged downstream from the press chamber, n partial compressed bales being transferable into the storage space. The partial compressed bales can be joined in the storage space to form the cuboid compressed bales with the edge lengths A, B and C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Inventor: Wolfgang Strautmann
  • Publication number: 20100011717
    Abstract: The present subject matter provides methods and apparatus for packaging wood mulch. Examples include a wood mulch bale produced using a method comprising compressing wood mulch at a pressure of between 12,000 pounds and 60,000 pounds to form a volume of compressed wood mulch and disposing a band about the compressed volume of wood mulch, wherein the compressed volume of wood mulch is between about 3000 cubic inches and about 5400 cubic inches. Other variations are provided herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Inventor: Michael Rivard
  • Patent number: 7610851
    Abstract: A bale stacker for consolidating a plurality of bales into a bale bundle. The bale stacker includes a compression chamber at least partially defined by a floor, sidewalls, and a ceiling. The compression chamber extends between an upstream opening and a downstream opening thereof. The bales are receivable in the compression chamber via the upstream opening and the bale bundle is configured to exit the compression chamber via the downstream opening. The compression chamber ceiling includes a substantially planar rear portion positioned substantially parallel to the floor. The compression chamber ceiling also includes a front portion positioned upstream from the rear portion, and located in a non-parallel relationship relative to the floor for engaging the bales as they are moved past the front portion in a downstream direction of travel toward the downstream opening, so that the bales are compressed between the front portion and the floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: Marcrest Manufacturing Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Horst
  • Publication number: 20080314264
    Abstract: A device for pressing on semiconductor chips situated on a substrate comprises a substrate support and a tool movable in relation to the substrate support in a predetermined movement direction, which has multiple pressing plungers mounted so that they are displaceable in the movement direction of the tool for pressing on the semiconductor chips. The tool has a pressure chamber to which compressed air may be applied. All pressing plungers are situated along a straight line. Each of the pressing plungers has a bar running perpendicularly to the movement direction of the tool and perpendicularly to the cited straight line on its end facing toward the pressure chamber. Pistons are situated in the area between the pressure chamber and the pressing plungers, which are displaceable in the movement direction of the tool. One side of the pistons is subjected to the pressure existing in the pressure chamber and the other side rests on one of the bars of the pressing plungers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2008
    Publication date: December 25, 2008
    Applicant: OERLIKON ASSEMBLY EQUIPMENT AG, STEINHAUSEN
    Inventor: Roland Kuster
  • Patent number: 7398634
    Abstract: A wattle manufacturing system generally includes a hopper having an inlet for receiving a supply of straw, a loosening mechanism for loosening the straw when the straw is placed in or near the hopper inlet, a compaction chamber positioned to receive the loosened straw from the hopper, and a discharge conduit in communication with the compaction chamber. The discharge conduit may be in the form of a generally cylindrical tube, hereinafter sometimes referred to as an ejection tube, and generally includes a discharge end adapted to hold a netting material, for example a tubular shaped netting material, suitable to contain compacted straw. The netting material may be provided in a cartridge form which is structured to be coupled to the discharge end of the ejection tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2008
    Inventor: Peter S. Sanguinetti
  • Patent number: 7354550
    Abstract: The invention relates to a disinfection or sterilisation method. The material to be disinfected is introduced in a receptacle and the receptacle is sealed. Subsequently, the sealed receptacle is heated under a water vapour and/or radical pressure. The water vapour pressure and/or radical pressure is obtained during the heating by evaporating the water and the radicals absorbed and/or formed in a natural way at the surface of the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignee: NV Bekaert SA
    Inventor: Bruno Aubert
  • Patent number: 7102316
    Abstract: In a press having a plunger supported so as to be movable linearly back and forth by drive means which include at least one servomotor in combination with a rotatably supported inertia structure connected for rotation with the servomotor, the inertia structure has an inertia moment which is small enough to permit reversal of the servomotor within a stroke length of the plunger so that the stroke of the plunger is adjustable under the control of a control device connected to the servomotor for controlling its operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: Schuler Pressen GmbH & KG
    Inventors: Joachim Beyer, Hans Hofele, Andreas Lauke
  • Patent number: 7073434
    Abstract: A baler for making large parallelepiped bales includes a plunger drive and plunger arrangement wherein one or more load pins are located offset vertically from a centerline of a connecting rod or a mid-plane of the baling chamber. Such an arrangement permits load pins having the same range of measuring capacity to be used with balers of different sizes, with the amount of offset being changed for balers of different sizes. In one arrangement, load pins are offset vertically from the mid-plane of the plunger a distance sufficient to make it possible to measure differences in top-to-bottom reaction forces imposed on the plunger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventor: Darin Ledru Roth
  • Patent number: 7051651
    Abstract: Baling apparatus (2) for preparing highly compressed bales of materials such as silage, wool, paper, cardboard, plastics materials and scrap metal, the baling apparatus including a compression chamber (5) which includes two opposed gates (6, 7) which can be moved towards or away from each other by moving means (15, 16, 17, 18), to compress material between the gates into a bale; the gates being moved by moving means (15, 16, 18) which are mounted alongside the compression chamber (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Inventor: Bruce Richard McDowell
  • Patent number: 7011017
    Abstract: A compactor is provided wherein cuttings delivered to a compaction chamber 33 by a screw conveyor 22 are compacted into a solid product W by operating a hydraulic cylinder 28, and subsequently a gate member 51 disposed at one end of the compaction chamber 33 is opened so as to discharge the solid product W via the one end of the compaction chamber 33. The compaction chamber 33 includes a first cylindrical body 31 and a second cylindrical body 40. The second cylindrical body 40 is removably mounted to one end of the first cylindrical body 31 for facilitating the replacement of the second cylindrical body 40 when the second cylindrical body 40 is worn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2006
    Assignees: Koyo Seiko Co., Ltd., San-Ai Engineering Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Daiki Satou, Masataka Ishihara, Yoshihiro Seio, Mitsuma Matsuda, Tsunetsugu Hasegawa, Mitsuru Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 7007599
    Abstract: A baler for making large parallelepiped bales includes a plunger drive and plunger arrangement wherein one or more load pins are located offset vertically from a centerline of a connecting rod or a mid-plane of the baling chamber. Such an arrangement permits load pins having the same range of measuring capacity to be used with balers of different sizes, with the amount of offset being changed for balers of different sizes. In one arrangement, load pins are offset vertically from the mid-plane of the plunger a distance sufficient to make it possible to measure differences in top-to-bottom reaction forces imposed on the plunger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2006
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventor: Darin Ledru Roth
  • Patent number: 6843171
    Abstract: A hydraulic press utilizes a product feed mechanism including a product lifting linkage capable of raising and lowering a product-holding platen while maintaining same in a precise horizontal position during such movement. The hydraulic drive for the lifting and lowering mechanism is capable of moving the platen to any precise vertical position and maintaining same at that position before, during and after press operations. In connection with the lifting and lowering mechanism, a linear motor horizontal drive mechanism is coordinated with the lifting mechanism to enable the product feed system to precisely position the platen anywhere along the travel of the linear motor. The combination of the lifting and lowering mechanism with the linear motor horizontal drive mechanism provides, when operated by an open architecture PC control system, a new and improved product feed mechanism more precisely controllable than heretofore known.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2005
    Assignee: Altman Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Paul C. Altman, Brian A. Altman, Paul W. Altman
  • Patent number: 6837158
    Abstract: A frame (12) with a charging chamber (14) for receiving a load of waste material, a platen (20) that moves in the charging chamber to compact the material load, and one or more wheels (44) rotatably coupled to the platen. The charging chamber (14) has a floor (34), the platen (20) has a bottom (32) that slidably contacts the floor and supports enough of the weight of the platen on the floor that none or little of the material can pass under the platen, and the wheels (44) support a substantial portion of the weight of the platen on the floor to mitigate sliding friction. The wheels (44) are made of a resilient material and deform from an unloaded state to a loaded state when supporting the substantial portion of the weight of the platen (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2005
    Inventor: Edwin K. Simpson
  • Patent number: 6360655
    Abstract: Residues are found to be stored in the compartments of a multiple container, located in homes, restaurants, cafeterias, etc. The residues thus classified are treated by the user himself who places the residues of the same type in the machine object of the invention, which will be another electrical appliance in homes and premises. The process consists of compacting each type of residue, forming briquettes with a spherical, cylindrical, prismatic shape, etc. formed in the compacting chamber of the machine. A binding material, such as a resin or the like and simultaneously a dye that indicates in accordance with a color code, the type of residue of the briquette, are injected on the briquette in a final stage. After polymerization and solidification, the briquettes are diverted automatically to a storage chamber for their subsequent transfer. The machine includes a compacting chamber with a side wall and another top wall movable by means of respective hydraulic cylinders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2002
    Inventor: Jose Francisco Crespo Barrio