Disk Or Planar Cutter (e.g., Saw, Etc.) Patents (Class 172/120)
  • Patent number: 10372167
    Abstract: The present invention provides a transmission base and an electronic apparatus. The transmission base is for receiving a side portion of a first unit of the electronic apparatus. The first unit includes a first battery. The transmission base includes a first wall portion and a second wall portion. The first wall portion and the second wall portion support the side portion. The first wall portion includes a matching structure, which is matched and assembled with a fitting structure of the first battery. When the matching structure of the first wall portion is matched and assembled with the fitting structure, the first unit is electrically connected to the transmission base; when the second wall portion is in contact with the fitting structure, the first unit is non-electrically connected to the transmission base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventor: Wan-Lin Hsu
  • Patent number: 10337158
    Abstract: A snow roller accessory for use on a snow blower device installed on a mechanical vehicle comprising a support frame having a first end and a second end; a first bracket coupled to the first end, and a second bracket coupled to the second end; a first ball bearing member attached to the first bracket, and a second ball bearing member attached to the second bracket; a cylinder rotationally connected to the first and second ball bearing members; and at least one hydraulic piston having a upper end and a lower end, wherein the at least one hydraulic piston is configured to adjust the snow roller accessory in relation to a ground level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventor: Fran├žois Carrier
  • Patent number: 9839172
    Abstract: A tillage implement has a gang of rotary spider tines, each spider tine having a center portion and a plurality of teeth forming a peripheral edge of the spider tine. Each tooth is rearwardly curving from the intended direction of rotation and has a curved leading edge and a curved trailing edge that taper to a rounded outward tip. A distal end of each tooth is angled relative to a tooth base to form a flared paddle such that the flared paddle is angled with respect to the tooth base and center portion of the spider tine. A first set of teeth have flared paddles angled in a first direction and a second set have flared paddles angled in a direction opposite said first direction, with the first set being alternately positioned with the second set in a circumferential pattern around the peripheral edge of the spider tine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: AGCO Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Shawn Meier, Jeffrey Scott Hughes, Donald Eugene Bergmann
  • Patent number: 8944175
    Abstract: The aerator rollers project below the frame for rolling engagement with the ground and are located in tandem relation relative to the direction of travel. Each aerator roller has teeth that penetrate the ground surface. The formations on each aerator roller are spaced apart from one another circumferentially around and longitudinally along the roller. Formations on one aerator roller are offset from those on the other roller permitting overlap of same. The aerator rollers are interconnected in drive and driven relation to rotate in a predetermined ratio. A hopper mounted on the frame dispenses seeds, fertilizer or the like. A rear depth control roller assembly using one or more rollers or wheels is pivotally mounted on the frame and can be brought into rolling engagement with the ground to control the depth of penetration of the formations of the aerator rollers into the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventor: K. Kent Barger
  • Patent number: 8162071
    Abstract: An implement that conditions the ground surface as it is moved there over aerating the soil and distributing fertilizer and/or seeds thereon. The implement has a pair of aerator rollers mounted on a frame that can be towed by a tractor or constructed so as to be self-propelled if so desired. The aerator rollers project below the frame for rolling engagement with the ground and are located one behind the other in tandem relation relative to the direction of travel of the implement during use thereof. Each aerator roller has a plurality of formations defining teeth that penetrate the ground surface. The formations on each aerator roller are spaced apart from one another circumferentially around and longitudinally along the roller associated therewith and such formations on one aerator roller are offset from those on the other roller permitting overlap of the same. The aerator rollers are interconnected in drive and driven relation to rotate in a predetermined ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Inventor: K. Kent Barger
  • Publication number: 20110147018
    Abstract: A tillage blade having a sharpened outer peripheral edge on a blade body has a predetermined thickness. An annular portion of the blade is disposed between the outer peripheral edge and the body having a thickness which is less than the thickness of the body of the blade, the annular portion having a radially outer part and a radially inner part. The blade is tapered from the sharpened peripheral edge to the radially outer part of the annular portion and the blade is tapered from the radially inner part of the annular portion to the body. By making the sharpened bevels on out outer periphery of the blades taper in steps instead of just sharpening them by making either one bevel on one side, or a bevel on each side of the outer periphery of the blade, the blade will last longer than prior art tillage blades.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventor: Douglas G. BRUCE
  • Patent number: 5988037
    Abstract: A mine clearing vehicle (1) having a milling cutter drum (2) adapted to tear up soil, plant parts, mines, etc. on or within the top soil layer. The milling cutter drum (2) may advantageously be divided into discs (7) provided with teeth (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1999
    Inventors: Kjell Jann Haughom, Nils Magnus stholm
  • Patent number: 5964049
    Abstract: A trencher has an adjustable depth arbor support mechanism. The depth control mechanism includes a linkage which normally controls the depth of the trench being dug, but which also will allow the arbor to retract from the ground if it hits an obstacle. Preferably, the arbor support mechanism is at least partially counterbalanced by a spring, to allow the arbor to retract without undo force. The trencher has two wheels equidistant on either side of the arbor, and a third steerable wheel at the front of the trencher in line with the arbor. The cutting teeth are mounted to the arbor using a variety of chucks and mounting brackets, so the width of the trench is adjusted by adjusting the chucks and mounting brackets used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1999
    Assignee: For the Edge, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick E. Dean, Jerry M. Anderson
  • Patent number: 5829537
    Abstract: A clay surface scarifier includes a portable frame with a first axle and a second axle rotationally connected thereto. At least one scarifying blade, having a cutting edge orthogonal to the first axis, is attached to the first axle and rotatable therewith about the first axis. At least one scarifying blade, having a cutting edge orthogonal to the second axis, is attached to the second axle and rotatable therewith about the second axis. The axes of rotation of the first and second axles are intersecting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1998
    Assignee: Welch Tennis Courts, Inc.
    Inventor: James Vernon Houghtaling
  • Patent number: 5287934
    Abstract: There is disclosed a plow constructed for displacement, by a traction vehicle, a predetermined direction. It comprises a cultivator having a generally U-shaped frame with a pair of lateral arms parallel to the above direction and interconnected by a bight. The cultivator further has a soil-chiselling assembly mounted on and transversely between the arms, this assembly including a horizontal rotary shaft provided with longitudinally spaced sets of coplanar flat radial shares. The cultivator is mounted on retractable wheels movable between the first position, wherein the wheels engage the soil for displacement of said cultivator with the soil-chiselling assembly stands inoperative above the soil, and a second position, wherein the wheels are retracted and stand above the soil and the soil-chiselling assembly operatively engages the soil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 22, 1994
    Inventor: Brian Porter
  • Patent number: 5222562
    Abstract: An attachment for use with an agricultural implement to protect a row of emergent plants growing in a field. The device includes a shield which protects the plants from accumulations of soil, trash, and other debris. The shield is mounted between one or more claws of the implement, on one hand, and the row of plants to be protected on the other hand. Means, such as a motor, are provided to drive the shield in a plane generally parallel to the row of plants. As the shield is positively rotated, a periphery of the shield passes closely proximate the surface of the ground in which the row of plants is located. Such driving of the shield is in a direction in which the shield would rotate if it were allowed to freewheel and were made to rotate as a result of its engagement with the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1993
    Inventor: Duane E. Roiger
  • Patent number: 5156218
    Abstract: A landscape edging machine detachably mounted to the frame of a commercial mower and connection to the power-takeoff shaft to provide rotational power through a drive mechanism to a rotatable cupped disc is disclosed wherein the edging machine is provided with a cupped disc having a serrated edge and being positionally angled with respect to the direction of travel of the machine to facilitate the digging of the soil out of a trench to form a line of demarcation between the grassed lawn area and the adjacent mulched plant bed. The rotatable disc is positioned proximate to the front wheels to permit the disc to easily track along with the mower around curved mulch bed lines. A gauge wheel forms a limit to the depth at which the disc will penetrate the ground. The attachment is pivotally moveable to an inoperative position above the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1992
    Inventors: Dennis E. Metzler, John W. Herr
  • Patent number: 5048616
    Abstract: A garden tiller tine assembly for use with a tiller assembly which includes a drive shaft having a longitudinal axis of rotation includes a rotary blade aligned at a predetermined angle with respect to the axis of rotation. The planar body of the rotary blade is angled at a dihedral angle with respect to a plane normal to the axis of rotation. Upon rotation of the tine assembly about the axis of rotation, the rotary blade oscillates laterally from side to side along the axis of rotation to cut a wider path through the soil than conventional rotary blades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1991
    Assignee: Hoffco, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen J. Hoff, deceased
  • Patent number: 5038868
    Abstract: A cultivation implement which is comprised generally of forward and rear thatching reels which rotate in opposite directions relative to each other under positive drive power from a tow vehicle, such as a tractor. Each reel unit is rotatably disposed in its own carriage or frame, which carriages are hingedly connected to each other and to said tow vehicle. Each carriage rides, when the implement is not in use, on free spinning road wheels. For use, each carriage may be selectively lowered from the non-use, raised, position to a lowered, in-use, position, by actuation of hydraulic means. To assure even and smooth operation of the implement while the reel units are engaging the ground, unique ground engaging members, or skids, are connected to each carriage and positioned relative to each said reel unit so as to be interengaged by the vertical blade members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 13, 1991
    Inventor: Richard Rinelli
  • Patent number: 4958457
    Abstract: An apparatus for ditch digging or root pruning having a main frame on which a motor drive mechanism and a cutting wheel are supported. A secondary frame portion or undercarriage is pivotally attached to the main frame. The cutting wheel is preferably mounted on a transverse shaft parallel to the wheel axis, the cutting wheel rotating in a substantially vertical plane located outside the apparatus wheels. An actuation device is provided to pivot the frame portions thereby raising or lowering the cutting wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 25, 1990
    Inventor: David Doskocil
  • Patent number: 4869115
    Abstract: The present invention entails an automatic soil sampling machine that is pulled through the field by a prime mover. A disk is utilized and is power driven by an internal combustion engine or other power source. About the outer circumference of the disk there is provided structure that effectively engages the soil as the disk is powered therethrough and flings the soil upwardly out of the ground into a rooster tail airborne configuration. A catching basket or container is mounted on the soil sampling machine and catches the soil particles being flung from the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 26, 1989
    Inventors: Robert D. Edwards, A. Earl Smith
  • Patent number: 4564073
    Abstract: An improvement of a plow or a harrow of the type in which a plurality of saucer-like disks carried by a rotary shaft inclined at an angle with respect to the direction of travel of a tractor are forced to rotate, thereby plowing uncultivated farm land. The plurality of disks or disk gang is supported by a parallel linkage system and the angle of the disk gang with respect to the direction of travel of the tractor can be freely selected so that, in accordance with the skill of an operator and soil condition which will be encountered, either the horizontal travel or the inclined travel may be selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1984
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1986
    Assignee: Star Farm Machinery Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuyuki Ide, Masatoshi Yamada, Katsusuke Sasaki
  • Patent number: 4469185
    Abstract: An improved cutter wheel that is particularly useful with tilling apparatus for sod seeding purposes. The cutter wheel is mounted for rotation by a drive structure that includes a drive shaft. The cutter wheel includes a central disk portion with an outer periphery defining a plurality of equally spaced slots, each for receiving a tip-holding insert. A bullet-shaped tungsten carbide tip is soldered or brazed to the tip-holder and the holder is welded to the disk. The disk periphery is shaped to allow cutting clearance for the tip, to protect the tip from breaking off, and to provide rear support for the tip-holder. The angle at which the tip is connected to the holder is chosen so that the brazed or soldered joint is loaded primarily in compression as the wheel cuts through the soil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 1981
    Date of Patent: September 4, 1984
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Robert E. Fox, Wendell D. Reece
  • Patent number: 4416335
    Abstract: A ground-clearing and mound-building device is provided that can be towed along the ground to move material on the surface to one side, expose the surface of the ground, and build mounds on the cleared ground for planting and forest regeneration, having a scarifier means mounted for rotation about its central axis, circular in cross-section, and having a peripheral surface that digs into the ground during rotation thereof when in contact with the ground under pressure, arranged to be brought into contact with the ground at any selected contact pressure; with control of at least one of the selected contact pressure and the selected rotation rate to dig, loosen, and displace a surface layer of the ground and push such loosened ground into mounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1981
    Date of Patent: November 22, 1983
    Assignee: Mo och Domsjo Aktiebolag
    Inventors: Stig-Gunnar Lofgren, Bo G. Ekeborg
  • Patent number: 4284146
    Abstract: A soil working machine pivotably mounts at least one rotor having serrated working elements. The rotor is pivotally connected at each end to a frame beam by a pin which can be inserted into either one of two holes located one above the other. The hole chosen governs the resistance to upward pivoting of the rotor. The machine can be hitched to a tractor either with the frame beam substantially transverse of the intended direction of operative travel, or with the frame beam inclined to this direction. Each rotor has end plates that mount forward blades and the outer plate supports a gear transmission to the rear of the respective blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 1979
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1981
    Inventor: Cornelis van der Lely
  • Patent number: 4216832
    Abstract: A rotary tool is disclosed which is adapted to be mounted on a machine having power drive means and movable over a field surface to produce furrows therein. The rotary tool comprises bit elements mounted in abutting relation from a peripheral surface of a disc and having compacts of hard wear resistant material which form the leading edge of the bit elements that are to engage the earth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1978
    Date of Patent: August 12, 1980
    Assignee: Kennametal Inc.
    Inventors: Earle W. Stephenson, Clyde G. Hutzell
  • Patent number: 4136744
    Abstract: A power tillage device is provided having a passive rolling coulter as the prime mover for a power tillage blade which is carried in the lead of the coulter on a transfer case mounted as a radius arm on the counter shaft. The tillage blade rotates in the opposite direction from the coulter and is designed for optimum efficiency for shearing and lifting soil from a furrow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1977
    Date of Patent: January 30, 1979
    Assignee: The University of Kentucky Research Foundation
    Inventors: Daniel E. Hammett, Edward M. Smith
  • Patent number: 4094362
    Abstract: A device for cutting, chipping and scraping compacted earth is disclosed. The apparatus is affixed to a prime mover for rotary engagement with the earth, whereby the compacted earth is selectively loosened and/or moved. The blade design disclosed is particularly useful for close accurate work around concrete forms and the like. Other embodiments are disclosed for large area grading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1976
    Date of Patent: June 13, 1978
    Inventor: Melvin O. Hild
  • Patent number: 4059161
    Abstract: A tillage apparatus for sod seeding usage includes a plurality of tillage unit assemblies having power driven blades receiving power from a tractor which tows the apparatus. An improved tillage blade is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1975
    Date of Patent: November 22, 1977
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Edward M. Smith, James H. Casada, Timothy H. Taylor
  • Patent number: 4051792
    Abstract: A structural orientation and protective apparatus is disclosed that is particularly useful in a tillage assembly for sod seeding purposes. The apparatus includes a pair of skids each of which is adjacent to a cutter wheel mounted on the tillage assembly for cutting a furrow in ground to be seeded, each skid including a ground engaging portion to determine the maximum depth of furrow cut by the cutter wheel. Each skid is mounted for pivotal motion about a horizontal axis at the forward end, with the forward end being inclined upwardly from the ground engaging portion. A vertical mounting plate on each skid has a bracket mounted therebetween at the rear portion to receive a vertical adjustment rod, one portion of which is connected to the frame of the apparatus for controlling the selected depth of furrow to be cut. A seed tube boot is fastened to the rear portion of the skid so that regardless of the selected depth of furrow cut, the tube remains in the same position relative to the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 1976
    Date of Patent: October 4, 1977
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Henry William Brandt, Jr., Donald Thomas Sorlie
  • Patent number: 4047576
    Abstract: A cultivator wheel is disclosed for use in agricultural machines. It has a hub and tines which project substantially radially from the hub and are provided with pointed outer end portions. These tines are bent out of the central radial plane of the wheel. Portions of the wheel are formed with cutting edges that are inclined circumferentially of the wheel as well as relative to the central radial plane of the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1975
    Date of Patent: September 13, 1977
    Assignee: Maschinenfabrik Rau OHG
    Inventors: Willy Rau, Christian Taus
  • Patent number: 4043404
    Abstract: An improved cutting and drive structure is disclosed that is particularly useful in conjunction with tilling apparatus for sod seeding purposes. The structure includes a tillage blade or cutter wheel mounted for rotation by a drive structure that includes a rotatable drive shaft. The cutter wheel has a thin disc-like body portion and a periphery with a plurality of teeth thereon, with different teeth being offset in opposite directions from the plane of the body portion. The offset teeth which in a preferred embodiment have hard-facing on the cutting surface, have a specific configuration to allow the cutting wheel to produce a furrow in ground contacted by the wheel, with the furrow being wider than the body portion of the wheel due to the offset teeth, and this results in reduced soil compaction at the bottom of the furrow, as well as loose dirt therein to provide cover for seed deposited in the furrow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 1976
    Date of Patent: August 23, 1977
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Donald Thomas Sorlie, David Hoffer Bucher, Gail Russell Sutherland
  • Patent number: 3958520
    Abstract: A main frame is supported, adjacent its rear end, by a pair of wheels, and the front end of the main frame is arranged for connection to the coupling pin of either a conventional tractor, preferably having a power take-off, or of a separate traction and steering assembly. Rotatable ground-engaging agricultural implements are supported on the main frame and are motor-driven. The main frame supports other agricultural components such as tanks containing soil-treating materials, distributing means connected to these tanks, and other ground-working implements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1973
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1976
    Inventor: Natale Cantone