With Alarm, Signal, Indicator, Or Test Means Patents (Class 100/99)
  • Patent number: 10766655
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a thermoform packaging machine, comprising a controller and a film punch, which includes a lever mechanism, a tool, upper part and a tool lower part. At least one of the tool upper part and the tool lower part are movable by means of the lever mechanism such that the tool upper part and the tool lower part approach each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Multivac Sepp Haggenmüller SE & Co. KG
    Inventors: Elmar Ehrmann, Robert Maier
  • Patent number: 10577856
    Abstract: Method and Apparatus for fabricating a spacer frame for use in an insulating glass unit. One of a multiple number of possible spacer frame materials is chosen for the spacer frame. An elongated strip of the material is moved to a notching station where notches are formed at corner locations. The character of the notches is adjusted based on the selection of the metal strip material and more particularly to achieve bending of the material in an repeatable, straightforward manner. Downstream from the notching station the metal strip is bent into a channel shaped elongated frame member having side walls. Further downstream a leading strip of channel shaped material is severed or separated from succeeding material still passing through the notching and bending station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: GED Integrated Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: William Briese, John Grismer, Paul A. Hofener
  • Patent number: 10506761
    Abstract: An agricultural vehicle is operable in a first state for transport and in a second state for field work and includes a frame supported by a plurality of tires. A processor is operable to receive a signal generated as a result of the agricultural vehicle transitioning from the first state to the second state or from the second state to the first state. A gas system is operable to modify the tire pressure of the plurality of tires of the agricultural vehicle in response to the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: James T. Noonan, Mark A. Cracraft, Jerry E. White, Kevin J. Goering, Scott R. Bowers
  • Patent number: 10464275
    Abstract: A method of using data on the force flow in a press for the operation of a plunger, wherein the loads of the parts involved in the force flow can differ as a result of eccentrically operating forces, in such a way that the data about the respectively acting forces that, in accordance with Hooke's law, cause an extension or compression of a movement of the parts involved in the force flow, is measured and evaluated in relation to a drive device and a position of the plunger, whereupon a skewed position of the plunger is permitted or a skewed position of the plunger is counteracted or a skewed position of the plunger is set during operation of the press.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: SCHULER PRESSEN GMBH
    Inventor: Thomas Spiesshofer
  • Patent number: 10239273
    Abstract: HPHT press system includes a thermal insulation layer. The thermal insulation layer includes CsCl, CsBr, CsI, or a combination thereof, and the thermal insulation layer is electrically insulating. The thermal insulation layer may include a thermal insulation sleeve and/or a thermal insulation button for an HPHT cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: SMITH INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Yahua Bao, J. Daniel Belnap, Stewart N. Middlemiss
  • Patent number: 10152810
    Abstract: A method executed by a computer is provided, including the steps of capturing a plurality of datasets, each dataset at least including a time value and an angular value, and placing pixels representing the datasets in a polar coordinate system at a radial distance from a center according to the time value and at an angle from a reference direction according to the angular value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Sebastian Mittelstädt, Jonas Mlynek, Stefan Hagen Weber
  • Patent number: 9910424
    Abstract: An automatic monitoring interval-setting device, a machine tool, and an automatic monitoring interval-setting method by which a monitoring interval monitoring a load applied to a tool is able to be automatically set are provided. An automatic monitoring interval-setting device includes a control device including a memory section which stores a program including G1 to G3 for processing a workpiece by using a tool, and a calculating section which is able to edit the program and executes a monitoring interval setting step of respectively inserting starting monitoring of a load applied to the tool into the front of G1 to G3 and ending the monitoring of the load into the rear of G1 to G3 with respect to the program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI MACHINE MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi Nagato, Shinya Kumazaki, Kazuya Furukawa
  • Patent number: 9808847
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for compensating deviations in a deforming operation between two beams of a press, comprising of arranging one or more compensating element at a suitably chosen location in the press, detecting the deviations and moving the compensating element(s) relative to the beams by (electro) mechanical means during the deforming operation such that the detected deviations are compensated. The compensating elements can be moved here to an over-compensating position prior to the deforming operation and pressed out of their over-compensating position during the operation by the load on the beam, wherein each compensating element exerts an adjustable resistance force on surrounding parts of the press. It is conversely possible for the compensating elements each to be pressed stepwise to a position compensating the detected deviations during the deforming operation. It is possible to use (piezoelectric) actuators to exert the resistance force and/or to move the compensating elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: WILA B.V.
    Inventors: Franciscus Wilhelmus Rouweler, Martijn Johannes Wolbers, Theodorus Jacobus Adrianus de Vries, Jan Peters
  • Patent number: 9493265
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a pressure vessel comprises a rounded container comprising a thermoplastic composition. The thermoplastic composition comprises a siloxane copolymer having a structural unit of the formula (11) where x and y are integers representing the number of repeating units; and x is at least 1. The pressure vessel is configured to receive a fluid at an operating pressure of greater than or equal to 2 bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Erik Stam, Frank Heessels
  • Patent number: 9423313
    Abstract: A press machine braking performance verifying apparatus verifies performance of brakes applying braking to a slide. The press machine braking performance verifying apparatus includes a speed detecting component, a stopping instruction detecting component, a stopping time measuring component, a maximum stopping time calculating component and an evaluating component. The speed detecting component detects a slide driving speed. The stopping instruction detecting component detects if stopping of the slide is instructed. The stopping time measuring component measures a stopping time until the slide stops when a stopping instruction is detected. The maximum stopping time calculating component calculates predicted stopping time in a case where the slide is driven at a maximum driving speed based on the slide driving speed after detecting the stopping instruction and the stopping time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: KOMATSU INDUSTRIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eiji Douba, Masaaki Takada, Hitoshi Sakurai, Hisanori Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 9299594
    Abstract: The embodiments described provide apparatus and methods for bonding wafers to carriers with the surface contours of plates facing the substrates or carriers are modified either by re-shaping, by using height adjusters, by adding shim(s), or by zoned temperature control. The modified surface contours of such plates compensate the effects that may cause the non-planarity of bonded substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yu-Liang Lin, Weng-Jin Wu, Jing-Cheng Lin
  • Publication number: 20150096449
    Abstract: A hay press configured to generally (i) receive hay bales; (ii) cut the twine holding the hay bales together; (iii) move, by weight, a pre-established amount of hay into a compression chamber; (iv) compress the pre-established amount of hay into a package of pre-established size; and (v) eject and wrap the compressed package of hay for shipping. The hay press includes a (i) loading table and destacker; (ii) twine slicer; (iii) loading compartment; (iv) loading hydraulic press and platen; (v) infeed forks; (vi) compression chamber; (vii) scale; (viii) compression chamber door; (ix) hydraulic compression ram and platen; (x) hydraulic ejection press and platen; and (xi) ejection chute. An optional conveyor system may operate in conjunction with the hay press to transport loose hay having fallen during operation of the hay press to a loose hay loading chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: Harker Joseph
  • Publication number: 20150027325
    Abstract: System and method of determining the load on an element of the drive system of a plunger of an agricultural baler, and to use thereof for controlling such balers. A value representative of an estimate of the load on an element of the drive system of the plunger is determined, based on combining an obtained value representative of the load on the plunger with obtained position information of the drive element relative to the plunger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Xavier G.J.M. Bonte, Frederik Tallir
  • Patent number: 8935979
    Abstract: A bale size sensing mechanism for an agricultural round baler having bale chamber partially defined by continuous side-by-side belts disposed between a pair of spaced-apart side walls and trained around a plurality of rolls. Bale size sensing mechanisms disposed in each side wall detects the density of the transverse ends of a bale forming within the chamber and provides the measure to a controller which determines the transverse uniformity of the bale. Each sensing mechanism includes a generally planar element having a wedge-shaped periphery with a vertex, the planar element being pivotally coupled to the baler adjacent to the vertex and a portion of the wedge-shaped periphery projecting into the bale-forming chamber to interact with the bale forming therein. The wedge-shaped periphery minimizes open areas within the bale chamber into which turbulent crop could enter and jam the sensing mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Scott C. Simmons, Mark K. Chow, Stephen C. Schlotterbeck
  • Patent number: 8906229
    Abstract: The invention concerns a device comprising: a base (2); a moveable or removable door (20), said device having a closed door position; and in the closed door position, a circuit (8) comprising a bag comprising two flexible films and conveying network connectors, and a press (9) comprising a first shell (16) disposed on said front face (5) of said base (2) and a second shell (17) disposed in said door (20); said bag being clamped between said first shell (16) and said second shell (17) in a state in which conduits of said network for conveying liquid are formed between said films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: EMD Millipore Corporation
    Inventors: Sebastien Cirou, Rene Reinbigler, Virginie Buisson, Jean-Louis Weissenbach
  • Publication number: 20140318390
    Abstract: A press for pressing workpieces can have a) at least two pressing tools and at least one slide that performs working movements with an associated working stroke, b) at least one hydraulic slide drive unit for the slide, which separates a first sub-chamber and a second sub-chamber of a working chamber, and c) at least one slide position measurement device. Additionally, the press can include d) at least one medium reservoir, e) at least one first hydraulic delivery device connected to the first sub-chamber and to the medium reservoir, and f) at least one second hydraulic delivery device. The press can further include g) at least one controllable hydraulic valve, and h) a control device that checks the volumetric flows, pressures, and flow direction of hydraulic medium as a function of the measured slide position and stored or desired movement profiles of the slide and/or of input information from users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Lothar Bauersachs, Herbert Ruger
  • Publication number: 20140311364
    Abstract: A method of determining the rotative position of an industrial roll includes: (a) providing a rotating industrial roll having a longitudinal axis, the industrial roll having mounted on one end thereof an accelerometer, the industrial roll further including a plurality of sensors; (b) determining a pre-trigger angular position of the roll based on a first gravity vector provided by the accelerometer; then (c) determining a trigger angular position of the roll based on a second gravity vector provided by the accelerometer, the magnitude of the second gravity vector differing from the magnitude of the first gravity vector by more than the magnitude of a typical noise signal; and (d) gathering data from the sensors after the roll has passed the trigger angular position; and (e) matching the data gathered in step (d) with a respective sensor of the plurality of sensors based on the determination of the trigger angular position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: Stowe Woodward Licensco, LLC
    Inventor: Clifford Bruce Cantrell
  • Publication number: 20140299008
    Abstract: A press machine includes a controller including a top-dead-center detector adapted to: rotate a main shaft in a predetermined direction selected from a normal rotation direction and a reverse rotation direction to place a slide at a first position displaced relative to a top dead center of the slide by a predetermined height; while outputting and counting pulses from an angle detector, rotate the main shaft in a direction opposite to the predetermined direction to move the slide to a second position located at the same height as the first position beyond the top dead center; and rotate the main shaft from the second position in the predetermined direction by an amount corresponding to a half of the counted pulses to detect the top dead center.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: KOMATSU INDUSTRIES CORP.
    Inventors: Eiji Douba, Hisanori Takeuchi, Hiroshi Kinoshita, Hirohide Sato
  • Patent number: 8794135
    Abstract: An integrated system for: complete waste compactor/container operational control; remote fullness monitoring; and, remote performance and maintenance diagnostics. Such diagnostic information is transferred wirelessly or otherwise to one or more recipients, so as to directly provide a critical warning in real time. The waste compactor/container controller/monitor system allows for periodic substantially real-time oil viscosity measurements of the hydraulic fluid to account for changes in such viscosity. The system adjusts the timing of the compactor stroke to permit more efficient operation and inhibit damage to the hydraulic ram and/or container during use. The system provides for the monitoring and communication of substantially all aspects of compactor operation both on-site and remotely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: One Plus Corp.
    Inventors: Jay S. Simon, Martin J. Durbin
  • Publication number: 20140208965
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for disabling electronic media according to various aspects of the present technology may comprise a destroyer within a housing. The electronic medium may be placed in the housing and the destroyer may destroy the electronic media. A verification system permits proper destruction of the electronic medium to be verified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventor: Daniel J. Noblitt
  • Patent number: 8776679
    Abstract: A bale ejection sequence for ejecting a bale from a baler is initiated from an operator command based upon monitored bale ejection factors. A controller implements a timing sequence that is based on a calibration of a cycle timing of a tailgate of the baler. The timing sequence relates to movement of the tractor, a position of the tailgate, and a hydraulic flow rate of fluid to a hydraulic system connected to the tailgate to move the tailgate between a closed position and an open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: CNH Industrial Canada, Ltd.
    Inventors: James W. Henry, Christopher A. Foster, Riccardo Morselli, Kevin M. Smith, Mark Wileniec
  • Patent number: 8770102
    Abstract: The square baler comprises a control system which is operative to determine a desired value for at least one operating parameter based on the inputted operating parameters and the sensor measurements, determine if an operating parameter deviates from its desired value and display to the operator a recommended change to this operating parameter in order to restore this operating parameter to its desired value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Didier O. M. Verhaeghe, Bart M. A. Missotten
  • Publication number: 20140165858
    Abstract: A bale size sensing mechanism for an agricultural round baler having bale chamber partially defined by continuous side-by-side belts disposed between a pair of spaced-apart side walls and trained around a plurality of rolls. Bale size sensing mechanisms disposed in each side wall detects the density of the transverse ends of a bale forming within the chamber and provides the measure to a controller which determines the transverse uniformity of the bale. Each sensing mechanism includes a generally planar element having a wedge-shaped periphery with a vertex, the planar element being pivotally coupled to the baler adjacent to the vertex and a portion of the wedge-shaped periphery projecting into the bale-forming chamber to interact with the bale forming therein. The wedge-shaped periphery minimizes open areas within the bale chamber into which turbulent crop could enter and jam the sensing mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventors: SCOTT C. SIMMONS, MARK K. CHOW, STEPHEN C. SCHLOTTERBACK
  • Publication number: 20140158000
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for determining the fraction of hay at various moisture levels during an agricultural baling process. A moisture sensor array is provided on an agricultural baler to sense the moisture content of incoming crop material as the baling process progresses. The moisture sensor array is connected to an ECU that is programmed to determine the ratios of incoming crop material that are at or above particular moisture content levels. An indication is given to the operator by way of an operator output device regarding the moisture content ratio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventor: Timothy J. Kraus
  • Publication number: 20140109777
    Abstract: A pressure device for use in the production of electrochemical energy storage devices is designed to bring a force to bear on a first foil section of said energy storage device during said production and includes a thrust bearing element, a pressure element, a fastening element that is designed for fastening the pressure element to the thrust bearing element, and an aligning element, wherein at least parts of said pressure element are separated from said thrust bearing element by said aligning element, wherein said aligning element can be connected in form-fit manner to said pressure device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: LI-TEC BATTERY GMBH
    Inventor: Frank Pantke
  • Publication number: 20140060348
    Abstract: A round module builder for forming a round bale of cotton is disclosed. The round module builder is configured to receive compressed cotton and form a round bale of cotton. At least one moisture sensor is coupleable to the round module builder. The moisture sensor is configured to measure an indication of a moisture level of the cotton.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: JERRY B. HALL, James J. Phelan, Ryan E. Noble
  • Publication number: 20140041535
    Abstract: The present invention is a trash compactor having a housing, with a floor and upper support holding a linear actuator with a plunger and plate to crush trash and garbage in a receptacle supported on the floor of the housing. An electric motor is used to operate the linear actuator, preferably a DC powered electric motor. Hydraulic pumps or pneumatic device may also be used to move the linear actuator. A control panel with PLC capability controls the motor and other devices. An upper door allows for depositing of trash while an opposite lower door allows for the removal and replacement of the trash receptacles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventors: Nancy A. Shearer, Andrew J. Shearer
  • Patent number: 8635935
    Abstract: A through beam shear angle change, cutting blade deflection detector including a cutting member within a shear box of a recycling machine, a through beam sensor including an emitter disposed on the cutting member and a receiver disposed on the cutting member, the receiver being disposed relative to the emitter for receiving a signal emitted from the emitter, and a controller connected to at least the receiver, the controller being configured to determine an amount of cutting member deflection based on an output of the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Harris Waste Management Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Edwin K. Simpson
  • Publication number: 20140013970
    Abstract: A round baler for use in baling crops has a bale forming mechanism that forms a bale in a baling chamber of the round baler and a volumetric baling rate monitor that measures and displays the amount of crop material taken in by the round baler. The volumetric baling rate monitor includes a bale size sensor that generates a signal representative of a measured size of the bale in the baling chamber and a controller that receives the bale size signal from the bale size sensor over a desired period of time and calculates a volumetric baling rate from an increase in the measured size of the bale in the baling chamber over the period of time. The volumetric baling rate monitor also includes a user interface that displays the volumetric baling rate of the baler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventor: Brian D. Olander
  • Patent number: 8627766
    Abstract: The square baler comprises a pick-up a pre-compression chamber, a baling chamber, a loading mechanism for transferring each slice of crop from the pre-compression chamber into the baling chamber and a plunger. The baler further can include at least one non-contact sensor that is provided in at least one of the walls of the pre-compression chamber and/or of the input zone of the baling chamber to produce an output signal indicative of the density of the crop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: CNH America LLC
    Inventors: Didier Verhaeghe O. M., Kevin M. Smith
  • Publication number: 20130319263
    Abstract: A system and method for measuring the moisture of a harvested crop, such as hay, in the pre-compression chamber of a harvesting apparatus, such as a large square hay baler. Measurement at this time provides a highly accurate and reliable moisture reading. The apparatus disclosed includes two or more sensors disposed at separate positions in the pre-compression chamber. The sensors sense electrical conductivity or RF wave transmission through the hay in the pre-compression chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Roberts, Ryan P. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20130319264
    Abstract: The invention is generally applicable to a waste compactor. More specifically, the invention is applicable to a waste compactor including a secondary fill door that allows the operator to fill the waste compactor without cycling the waste compactor to conserve energy, increase the life expectancy of the compactor, reduce the number of compaction cycles that may be necessary to compact the contents of the container and/or permit loading of the waste compactor even when the waste compactor is inoperable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventors: Jonathan P. McLaughlin, Alex Batista, Kirk Warren
  • Publication number: 20130167739
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a stuffer chute assembly comprising: a duct defining a passageway, the duct having a lower inlet opening and an upper outlet opening, the duct comprising 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 comprising 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: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: AGCO CORPORATION
    Inventor: AGCO Corporation
  • Publication number: 20130160662
    Abstract: A compactor system for compacting waste having liquid components. The compactor system includes a storage container having a storage chamber and a dump door. A charge container includes a compacting chamber and a loading opening. An outlet fitting is mounted to the charge container. The outlet fitting is in fluid communication with the compacting chamber. A pump is in fluid communication with the outlet fitting. A storage tank is in fluid communication with the pump. The storage tank, storage container and charge container are positioned on a support surface. The pump pumps fluid from the compacting chamber into the storage tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: PTR BALER AND COMPACTOR COMPANY
    Inventor: PTR Baler and Compactor Company
  • Publication number: 20130112094
    Abstract: A system is provided to utilize one or more video cameras placed proximal to one or more operating systems of a round baler and one or more signals on the baler to switch screens on a display to display video during bale ejection, crop feeding, twine or net wrapping and back up. The display switches screens back to other baler application when for example the ejection cycle is completed, the wrapping cycle is completed etc. This allows an operator to visually monitor various baler functions while facing forward and without the need to manually change setting on the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventors: David C. Smith, Alexander B. Cook
  • Publication number: 20130104503
    Abstract: The invention provides a forming and wrapping unit (2) for forming material into a continuous bar (20) and wrapping said material the unit comprising: a forming chamber (6) for forming material into a continuous bar; sheet wrapping means (4) for wrapping said continuous bar; and control means operating on said sheet wrapping means, wherein said sheet wrapping means and said control means are adapted to be operable independently of a rate of feeding bulk material into the forming chamber. The invention also relates to a method for forming and wrapping material into a continuous bar, comprising feeding said material to a wrapping position while forming said material; wrapping sheet around said material such that said sheet at least partly overlaps a previously wrapped round of sheet; and transferring the wrapped material from said wrapping position to a storage ready position. The step of feeding the material to a wrapping position and said step of wrapping sheet around the material are separately operable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: TRIOPLAST AB
    Inventors: Lars Öhrn, Mikael Liljegren
  • Publication number: 20130081548
    Abstract: The invention is generally applicable to a waste compactor. More specifically, the invention is applicable to a waste compactor including a monitoring system which enables an operator to view the interior or exterior of one or more portions of the waste compactor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: WASTEQUIP, LLC
    Inventors: Kirk Warren, Alex Batista, Peter DesJardins
  • Patent number: 8371214
    Abstract: A compactor/baler for compacting materials includes a frame defining a compacting chamber, a platen movably mounted to the frame, a loading gate movably mounted to the frame and a control panel including a biometric reader having a biometric scanner. The platen is movable within the compacting chamber and the loading gate is movable from a closed position blocking access to the compacting chamber and an open position exposing the compacting chamber. The control panel is actuable between a locked configuration and an operational configuration. The biometric reader is designed to accept a biometric attribute of a user and to actuate the controller between the locked and operational configurations. The biometric reader actuates the controller to the operational configuration if the biometric attribute matches a stored biometric attribute. The control panel prevents the loading gate from moving to the open position when the controller is in the locked configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: PTR Baler and Compacter Company
    Inventor: Edward Howard Correale, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8371213
    Abstract: A diagnostic system for a compactor/baler includes a controller and a plurality of switches coupled to inputs of the controller. A first switch is in a first position when a ram of the compactor/baler is below a predetermined location, and a second position when the ram reaches the location. A second switch is in a first position when pressure driving the ram is below a predetermined pressure limit, and a second position when the ram exceeds the pressure limit. A communication port and display are operatively coupled to outputs of the controller. The controller is configured to, upon actuation of the first switch to the first position, activate a ram timer to count to a predetermined timer setting, and, if the second switch is actuated to the second position before the ram timer reaches the timer setting, output an alert of a full bale condition the communication port and/or display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: PTR Baler and Compactor Company
    Inventors: Edward Howard Correale, Jr., Robert John Ruby
  • Publication number: 20130025475
    Abstract: A press, a method for operating the press, and a lubricating arrangement for the press or for another working machine. The press comprises a press drive that is connected with a ram of the press, which ram can be moved via a transmission in a working direction (Z). The transmission comprises at least one sliding bearing with one and, preferably, several lubricating points. In a first press operating state, all the lubricating points of the sliding bearing are supplied with lubricant at a first lubricant pressure (p1). In a second press operating state, the thickness of the lubricant film formed in the sliding bearing drops below a minimum value in the region of at least one first lubricating point and lubricant is supplied thereto at a second greater lubricating pressure (p2) in order to prevent increased wear of the sliding bearing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Inventor: JURGEN FAHRENBACH
  • Publication number: 20130008324
    Abstract: The square baler comprises a control system which is operative to determine a desired value for at least one operating parameter based on the inputted operating parameters and the sensor measurements, determine if an operating parameter deviates from its desired value and display to the operator a recommended change to this operating parameter in order to restore this operating parameter to its desired value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Inventors: Didier O. M. Verhaeghe, Bart M.A. Missotten
  • Publication number: 20120240797
    Abstract: A square baler having a control system including at least one density sensor for measuring the relative density of crop slices within the intake duct and/or the intake region of the baling chamber. A correlation function is determined by correlating the measured relative density of slices in the intake duct and/or the intake region of the baling chamber with the cumulative weight of these slices after they have been compressed and bound to form a completed bale. The control system predicts a weight of the slice in the intake duct and/or the intake region of the baling chamber derived from the measured relative density values of this slice and the computed correlation function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventors: Didier Verhaeghe, Bart Missotten
  • Publication number: 20120204736
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, a baler with a bale clear indicator is provided. A passive bale ramp may be configured to deposit a bale clear of the path of a tailgate of the baler. One or more sensors may be used to determine the position of the passive ramp and whether a bale is clear of the ramp and the tailgate path and an indicator provided to notify an operator that the bale is clear. In one embodiment a bale up sensor is used to determine the position of the passive bale ramp. In another example embodiment, a ramp down sensor is used. In another example embodiment, a bale up sensor and bale down sensor are used to determine the position of the passive ramp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: AGCO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Cedric J. Blough
  • Publication number: 20120204740
    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: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: LELY PATENT N.V.
    Inventor: Thomas BERGMANN
  • Publication number: 20120186466
    Abstract: A sensor in the baling chamber and/or the intake duct is operable for producing an electrical output signal indicative of the frictional properties of the crop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: CNH Belium N.V.
    Inventor: Johan A.E. Vande Ryse
  • Publication number: 20120111207
    Abstract: A control system of a servo press and a control method are provided for preventing an overload on a pressure capability of a press and a torque capability of a drive system. A control device of a servo press for pressing by transferring a drive force of a servomotor to a slide via a drive mechanism includes: a motion calculation unit for calculating slide target position data; a torque calculation unit for calculating process torque for pressing and control torque for speed change of the servo motor on the basis of slide target position data; a process system limit unit for limiting the calculated process torque to predetermined process limitation torque; and a drive system limit unit for limiting combined torque of the limited process torque and the control torque to predetermined drive limitation torque. The servo motor is driven on the basis of a command of drive limitation torque.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: AIDA ENGINEERING, LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Kuboe
  • Patent number: 8156863
    Abstract: A manually-actuated waste compressing system includes a waste receptacle; a waste bag; a lid removably mated to the waste receptacle and a compression implement. The manually-actuated compression implement includes an elongated dowel and a disc, and is centrally aligned within an inner perimeter of the waste receptacle and linearly reciprocated along a linear travel path of the waste receptacle to compress garbage contained within the receptacle. A light source is electrically communicated by a pair of contacts and alerts a user when an undesirable compression of the garbage is reached. The apparatus provides the benefit of compacting garbage without having to make direct contact therewith thus allowing more garbage to be stored within the waste receptacle before disposal. The light source additionally ensures that the apparatus may not be unduly damage by excessive pressure when compacting garbage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Inventor: Gwendolyn M. Wilson
  • Patent number: 8113112
    Abstract: A foot sensor rubbish bin is controlled to open and close by extending the user's foot into a recess of a base to actuate a sensor without using the user's hands, which provides the user with much convenience. Moreover, since the sensor is disposed at the recess of the base, the unnecessary interference can be avoided, thus reducing the energy waste and complying with the requirements of environmental protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Inventor: Li-Fang Tong
  • Patent number: 8096236
    Abstract: A press machine is provided that can accurately detect load acted on a frame. A frame 1 includes an upper horizontal frame 1b, a lower horizontal frame 1a, and a vertical frame 1c arranged to connect the upper horizontal frame 1b and the lower horizontal frame 1a. A press drive mechanism 8 is provided to the upper horizontal frame 1b. A strain generation member 23 is arranged across from the upper horizontal frame 1b to the vertical frame 1c. In the strain generation member 23, an intermediate portion 23a has a cross-sectional area that is smaller than those of end portions 23b, 23c fixed to the upper horizontal frame 1b and the vertical frame 1c, respectively. A strain amount detecting body 24 is attached to the intermediate portion 23a of the strain generation member 23 in order to detect a strain amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Murata Machinery, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Fukami, Kiyoshi Yamane
  • Publication number: 20120006210
    Abstract: A crimping press (1) for manufacturing crimp connections is disclosed, comprising a frame (2), a die (14), a plunger (15) movable relative to the frame (2), and a drive (4) attached to the frame (2) for moving the plunger (15). According to the invention, the crimping press (1) furthermore comprises a beam (5) arranged between said drive (4) and said plunger (15) and/or said frame (2) and said die (14) and a sensor (8) for measuring the bending of the beam (5) arranged on or in the beam (5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Applicant: SCHLEUNIGER HOLDING AG
    Inventor: Thomas Wortmann