Speed Of, Pressure In, Or Position Of One Output Motor Or Motor Section Controls Another Patents (Class 60/426)
  • Patent number: 10358798
    Abstract: A work vehicle detects pressure of hydraulic oil supplied to an arm cylinder. The work vehicle determines operation details for an arm. The work vehicle includes a relief valve capable of setting a relief pressure of hydraulic oil in a hydraulic circuit at one of a first set pressure and a second set pressure that is greater than the first set pressure. The work vehicle sets the relief pressure of the relief valve at the first set pressure, on the conditions that the detected pressure is equal to or greater than a predetermined value, and that it is determined that the operation details indicate an excavation operation. The work vehicle sets the relief pressure of the relief valve at the second set pressure when the conditions are not satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: KOMATSU LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Ohigashi, Kimihiro Mori, Kazuki Kumagai
  • Patent number: 10337170
    Abstract: A straight traveling apparatus for a construction machine and a control method thereof are provided which can allow a curved travel when the working device is operated during the curved travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Volvo Construction Equipment AB
    Inventors: Hea-Gyoon Joung, Sung-Gon Kim
  • Patent number: 10100495
    Abstract: In a hydraulic driving system for construction machines, when track motors 3f and 3g are operated and the delivery pressure of a main pump 2 increases to a second value PS2 of the set pressure of a main relief valve 14, the set pressure of a signal pressure relief valve 16 increases from a third value PA1 to a fourth value PA2, which is smaller than the second value PS2 of the set pressure of the main relief valve 14, the difference between the second value PS2 and the fourth value PA2 being smaller than the target LS differential pressure. With such a structure, even if one of actuators reaches the stroke end and the delivery pressure of the hydraulic pump rises to the set pressure of the main relief valve, the other actuators do not stop, and further when the main relief valve is configured to increase the set pressure during operation of a specific actuator, the load pressure of the specific actuator does not increase to the increased set pressure of the main relief valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Hitachi Construction Machinery Tierra Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiwamu Takahashi, Kazushige Mori, Masamichi Ito, Yoshifumi Takebayashi, Natsuki Nakamura, Yasuharu Okazaki, Kenji Yamada
  • Patent number: 10066368
    Abstract: The hydraulic fluid energy recovery apparatus includes a fluid communication line for holding a bottom-side hydraulic fluid chamber and a rod-side hydraulic fluid chamber of a hydraulic cylinder in fluid communication with each other, a fluid communication valve connected to the fluid communication line for adjusting the pressure and/or flow rate of a hydraulic fluid passing through the fluid communication line in a manner that allows for adjustment of a degree of opening of the fluid communication valve, first pressure detecting means for detecting a signal indicative of pressure at the bottom-side hydraulic fluid chamber of the hydraulic cylinder, an amount-of-operation detecting means for detecting an amount of operation of the operating means, and a control device for capturing the signal of pressure at the bottom-side hydraulic fluid chamber of the hydraulic cylinder detected by the first pressure detecting means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seiji Hijikata, Hidetoshi Satake, Shinya Imura, Shinji Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 9988792
    Abstract: A hydraulic apparatus based on a confluence control mode includes a load sensing unit provided with first and second reversing valves, and a throttle governing unit provided with a fourth reversing valve. A confluence valve and a one-way valve, which communicate with the load sensing unit and the throttle governing unit, are arranged on a parallel oil path arranged in parallel with the fourth reversing valve. The confluence valve includes a confluence channel that controls opening and closing of the parallel oil path to shunt fluid of the throttle governing unit to the load sensing unit. A first pilot pressure acting on the first reversing valve and a second pilot pressure acting on the second reversing valve act on the confluence valve independently or simultaneously to change a position of the confluence channel, thus implementing reversing of the confluence valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Jiangsu Hengli Highpressure Oil Cylinder Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Liping Wang
  • Patent number: 9841039
    Abstract: Systems and methods for use with a variable pressure actuator control system for a gas turbine engine are provided. A variable pressure actuator control system for a gas turbine engine may comprise a controller, a pressure regulating electro-hydraulic servo valve assembly (P-EHSV), including a variable restriction flow path, in electronic communication with the controller, a position regulating electro-hydraulic servo valve assembly (X-EHSV), including a network of flow paths, in electronic communication with the controller, a bypass regulator (BPR) in fluid communication with at least one of a pump, the P-EHSV, or the X-EHSV, the BPR configured to be controlled by the P-EHSV via a bypass pressure to vary an available pressure, and an actuator comprising an actuator piston. The variable pressure actuator control system may minimize pressure when possible to increase mission capability for a gas turbine engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joshua Adams, Martin Amari, Timothy J. Crowley
  • Patent number: 9790665
    Abstract: A hydraulic control device that reduces the loss of the power of a pump in combined operation of boom lowering and arm pushing. A controller performs single control of increasing capacity of a first pump in accordance with increase in an operation amount of a boom operation member, in a single operation of the boom lowering. On the other hand, the controller restricts the capacity of the first pump compared to capacity in the single control, during a restriction control period when the combined operation of boom lowering and arm pushing is detected, and the operation amount of the boom operation member is a prescribed operation amount or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: KOBELCO CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuharu Tajima, Koji Ueda
  • Patent number: 9759212
    Abstract: An electrical pressure control load sense system having a pump connected inline to an operator control spool valve and a compensation circuit. The system also has a plurality of sensors, at least one pressure transducer, a micro-processor, a fixed orifice, a proportional pressure relief valve, and a swashplate angle sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Danfoss Power Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin R. Lingenfelter, Alex Bruns, Christian Daley, Vince Ewald, Danny Wakefield
  • Patent number: 9657461
    Abstract: A hydraulic circuit for a construction machine including a center bypass passage including a group of directional control valves arranged in tandem; and a bleed-off valve arranged in the center bypass passage on a downstream side of the group, wherein each directional control valve includes a first internal passage causing the pressurized oil supplied to the directional control valve to flow out to the center bypass passage and a second internal passage supplying the pressurized oil to a cylinder port, wherein a parallel passage is formed by the center bypass passage and the first internal passage by causing the pressurized oil discharged from the hydraulic pump to flow to the center bypass passage on the downstream of the directional control valve, wherein the second internal passage supplies the pressurized oil from the center bypass passage through an opening of a spool and/or the bypass passage to the cylinder port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: SUMITOMO(S.H.I.) CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hirofumi Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 9611870
    Abstract: A pressure control valve for a construction machine is disclosed, which prevents self-weight descent of a working device due to leakage of hydraulic fluid in a neutral position of the working device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: VOLVO CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT AB
    Inventor: Man-Seuk Jeon
  • Patent number: 9605693
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a hydraulic pressure control device for a swing motor for construction machinery, and more particularly, to a hydraulic pressure control device for a swing motor for construction machinery, which supplements working fluid in the swing motor when a turning operation of an upper body of construction machinery is performed and then stopped. The hydraulic pressure control device for the swing motor for construction machinery according to the present disclosure including the aforementioned configuration may rapidly secure the amount of makeup fluid required by the swing motor when the swing motor is stopped by directly receiving the working fluid discharged from the hydraulic pump P, thereby improving durability of equipment and preventing a cavitation phenomenon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Doosan Infracore Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bongjin Lee, Hyunsik Lim, Yongho Tho, Kyungyong Shin
  • Patent number: 9574324
    Abstract: A work machine includes a swing hydraulic motor and a swing electric motor for driving an upper swing structure. A capacitor supplies electricity to the swing electric motor and an operating device outputs through one operation, an operating signal for concurrently operating the swing hydraulic motor and the swing electric motor. A main controller switches between a hydraulic-alone drive mode and an electric-alone drive mode, the hydraulic-alone drive mode being a mode to drive only the swing hydraulic motor selected from the swing hydraulic motor and the swing electric motor when the operating device is operated, the electric-alone drive mode being a mode to drive only the swing electric motor selected from the swing hydraulic motor and the swing electric motor when the operating is operated. Therefore, the actuator that malfunctions can easily be specified among the plurality of mounted actuators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: HITACHI CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Satake, Takako Satake, Manabu Edamura, Takatoshi Ooki, Shinji Nishikawa, Kouichi Shibata
  • Patent number: 9540790
    Abstract: To provide a work machine that can suppress a steep fluctuation in engine power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinji Ishihara, Masatoshi Hoshino, Hiroshi Sakamoto, Hidetoshi Satake
  • Patent number: 9518377
    Abstract: The present invention controls a proportional control valve controlling the maximum flow of the flow pump to perform controlling the maximum flow of the hydraulic oil pump after checking whether the pump joint control is normal, receiving a flow value of the flow pump controlled by the proportional control valve, checking an error when the flow value received during a control of the maximum flow has an error, and assigning a weight value to the checked error to compensate for the flow value. Therefore, the present invention may decrease a number of an engine revolution speed and lower a driving fuel consumption and reduce a driving noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: HYUNDAI HEAVY INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin Hee Won, Jun Seong Lim, Moon Kyu Choi
  • Patent number: 9493329
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hydraulic apparatus comprising a hydraulic pump (30) which is connectable to a hydraulic fluid tank, an electric motor (2) as a drive means for the hydraulic pump (30), which electric motor comprises a motor shaft and a motor housing cover (4), and a control valve assembly (12) connected to the pump (30) to control at least one hydraulic consumer which is connectable to the pump (30) and is to be supplied by the pump (30) with hydraulic fluid from the hydraulic fluid tank, wherein the pump (30) is fixed on the motor housing cover (4) and the motor housing cover (4) comprises a holding adapter (10) on which the control valve assembly (12) is fixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: JUNGHEINRICH AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventor: Frank Lemke
  • Patent number: 9410562
    Abstract: A hydraulic actuation system includes a differential unit having a hydraulically-actuated differential, a power steering unit, a hydraulic pump, a reservoir, a controller, an electronically-controlled flow control manifold, and a proportional pressure control solenoid valve. A flow control manifold may control fluid flow to the power steering unit and the differential. The manifold may include a manifold inlet connected to a pump; first manifold outlet connected to a differential; second manifold outlet connected to a reservoir; third manifold outlet connected to a power steering unit; two-way solenoid valve connected to a manifold inlet and controlled by a controller; flow control valve connected to a two-way solenoid valve and a first manifold outlet; and a pressure differential sensing valve connected to a two-way solenoid valve, the manifold inlet, and the third manifold outlet. A proportional pressure control solenoid valve may connect the first manifold outlet and the differential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: Scott M. Besemer, Andrew N. Edler, Matthew George Fox
  • Patent number: 9409578
    Abstract: Electronic control systems and related control methods for controlling electric drive motors for propelling a vehicle and electric auxiliary motors for performing work. The apparatus is shown in use with a vehicle that includes a mowing deck. Features of the control systems allow for safe and efficient use of the vehicle. These features include a power take-off timeout, automatic fail-safe brake (parking), and customized drive characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Hydro-Gear Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Christopher K. Wyatt, Ivan E. Fox
  • Patent number: 9200430
    Abstract: A control system for hybrid construction machine includes an engine, a main pump to be driven by the engine, a rotary shaft linking an assist pump, a regenerative hydraulic motor and a motor generator, and a clutch for linking the engine and the rotary shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: KAYABA INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haruhiko Kawasaki, Masahiro Egawa
  • Patent number: 9151301
    Abstract: A hydraulic system for an access arrangement having a platform configured for movement between a deployed position and a stowed position, the hydraulic system including: at least one hydraulic power unit configured to urge hydraulic fluid through a hydraulic circuit; at least one hydraulic cylinder directly or indirectly connected to a portion of the platform and configured to urge the platform towards at least one of the stowed position and the deployed position, wherein the at least one hydraulic cylinder is in fluid communication with the hydraulic power unit; and a pressure regulating valve in a path between the at least one hydraulic power unit and the at least one hydraulic cylinder, wherein the pressure regulating valve is operable to prevent the at least one hydraulic cylinder from urging the platform to the stowed position if a load on the platform exceeds a specified threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Ricon Corp.
    Inventors: Michael I. Combley, Dante V. DeLeo
  • Patent number: 9109344
    Abstract: In the working machine, first and second pilot flow paths are directly or indirectly connected to a tank flow path (52). A first restrictor is disposed between the first pilot flow path and the tank flow path. A second restrictor is disposed between the second pilot flow path and the tank flow path. An actuator control unit is configured to control an actuator based on a hydraulic pressure detected by a first hydraulic pressure detector unit and that detected by a second hydraulic pressure detector unit sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: KOMATSU LTD.
    Inventors: Kouya Iizuka, Satoru Nishimura, Hiroshi Yoshida, Hiroaki Inoue
  • Publication number: 20150135697
    Abstract: There is provided a driving device for a work machine, having a closed hydraulic circuit system for driving cylinders with hydraulic pumps, the driving device making the speed of operation substantially the same in both directions of piston rod extension and contraction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Juri Shimizu, Kenji Hiraku, Teppei Saitoh, Mariko Mizuochi, Akinori Ishii
  • Publication number: 20150113971
    Abstract: A hydraulic control system includes a first oil passage, a first oil pump, a second oil passage, a second oil pump and a check valve. The first oil pump is disposed in the first oil passage. The second oil passage bypasses the first oil pump, includes an intake oil passage and a discharge oil passage, the intake oil passage and the first oil passage are connected to each other at a connection point, and the discharge oil passage includes an air vent hole. The second oil pump is disposed in the second oil passage, configured to take in oil from the intake passage, and configured to discharge the oil into the discharge oil passage. The check valve is provided between the connection point and the air vent hole, configured to restrict flow of the oil from the air vent hole toward the connection point via the second oil pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Hiroki Morita, Hirofumi Ota, Kohei Dodo, Hideki Kubonoya, Naoki Nishimura
  • Patent number: 8925310
    Abstract: The device to actively control the vibrations of an articulated arm consisting of a plurality of segments each comprising at least its own actuator associated with a hydraulic drive circuit including a block valve. At least one of said actuators is associated with an hydraulic control circuit of the vibrations, comprising at least a sensor able to detect the vibrations and/or the position of one or more segments, a processing unit to process the signals of the sensor/sensors and a pump commanded by the electronic command board and cooperating with said block valve. The hydraulic control circuit is associated with the hydraulic drive circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: CIFA SpA
    Inventors: Nicola Pirri, Gennaro Paolo Bottino
  • Patent number: 8919115
    Abstract: The operability when performing a combined arm-crowd and bucket operation can be improved. A hydraulic drive device for a hydraulic excavator includes: a bucket directional control valve and a second arm directional control valve, which are connected in parallel tandem with a first hydraulic pump; a first arm directional control valve that is connected to a second hydraulic pump; and a flow rate restriction device that restricts the flow rate of pressure oil supplied to the second arm directional control valve, during crowd operation of a bucket. This flow rate restriction device includes a variable throttle whose opening is controlled so as to become smaller as a bucket operating device is operated to the crowd side, the variable throttle being provided in a bypass path connecting to the supply port of the second arm directional control valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoki Hagiwara, Yasuo Okano, Tsuyoshi Nakamura, Kouji Ishikawa, Kazunori Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8915075
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hydraulic control arrangement for a mobile machine tool, particularly for a forklift, comprising at least two hydraulic loads (10, 12), one of them having a lifting function. According to the invention, the two loads are each controlled via a LUDV valve with inflow measuring diaphragm (36, 44) and LUDV pressure regulator (46) connected downstream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Keyl, Vincenzo Domenico Bollero
  • Publication number: 20140137549
    Abstract: Disclosed is a hydraulic system for controlling the degree of openness of an arm regeneration valve by driving an electronic proportional control valve during a combined operation of simultaneously operating an arm and a swing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: VOLVO CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT AB
    Inventors: Sang-Ki Bae, Joon-Seog Go
  • Patent number: 8596052
    Abstract: A method for controlling a working machine including a hydraulic system for controlling a plurality of work functions, including lift and tilt of an implement, includes the steps of determining a maximum pressure of a hydraulic fluid for performing a certain task with the implement individually for at least one of the work functions, and delivering the hydraulic fluid, pressurized at most to the determined maximum pressure, to the work function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Volvo Construction Equipment AB
    Inventors: Bo Vigholm, Andreas Ekvall
  • Patent number: 8548705
    Abstract: A method for controlling an automated clutch, which comprises a hydraulic clutch actuating system having a hydrostatic actuator, the pressure of which is detected. The method includes using the pressure of the hydrostatic actuator to adapt the characteristic curve of the clutch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Juergen Eich, Markus Baehr
  • Patent number: 8479636
    Abstract: A valve arrangement has an adjustable control valve (10) including a control slide (12) for actuating at least one consumer connection (A, B) and an LS control line. The differential pressure of two actuating pressures (xa, xb) serves for the actuation of the control slide (12). Since the actuating pressures (xa, xb) also actuate a logic valve, which in turn influences an additional valve, and/or actuates a pressure compensator connected upstream to the control valve (10), the difference of the two actuating pressures (xa, xb) initially displaces the control slide of the control valve. The higher or the lower of the two actuating pressures (xa, xb) either actuate the further valve in the form of the additional valve, and/or influences the pressure compensator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Hydac Filtertechnik GmbH
    Inventor: Winfried Rüb
  • Publication number: 20120233996
    Abstract: A valve assembly has a flow summation node coupled to a displacement control port of the first pump. Each valve in the assembly has a variable metering orifice controlling flow from an inlet to a hydraulic actuator and has a variable source orifice conveying fluid from a supply conduit to a flow summation node. The source orifice enlarges as the metering orifice shrinks. Each valve includes a variable bypass orifice and the bypass orifices of all the control valves are connected in series forming a bypass passage between a bypass node and a tank. The bypass node is coupled to the flow summation node and receives fluid from a second pump. At each valve, a source check valve conveys fluid from the supply conduit to the inlet and a bypass supply check valve conveys fluid from the bypass passage to the inlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventors: Corey K. Quinnell, Joseph L. Pfaff, Jonathan M. Starkey, Eric P. Hamkins
  • Publication number: 20120211324
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a pump configured to output fluid at a commanded pressure when driven by a motor. A first hydraulic device is operably connected to the pump and configured to operate in response to receiving fluid at a first pressure. A second hydraulic device is operably connected to the pump and configured to execute a shift command in response to receiving fluid at a second pressure. A control processor is configured to control the commanded pressure in accordance with a priority scheme. That is, the control processor is configured to direct at least a portion of the commanded pressure from the first hydraulic device to the second hydraulic device for a duration of a shift command based on the priority scheme and redirect at least a portion of the commanded pressure to the first hydraulic device upon completion of the shift action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Jy-Jen F. Sah, Ali K. Naqvi, Lisa M. Talarico, Syed Naqi
  • Publication number: 20120192553
    Abstract: Hydraulically driven arrangement for the linear movement of a mass body consisting of two double acting cylinders coupled in parallel, whereby one operating cylinder is a control cylinder for controlling the movement of the mass body, which is split into an acceleration phase, a movement phase and a brake phase. The other operating cylinder is connected as a drive cylinder to the hydraulic power pack as an energy storage, in a manner that the power pack during the acceleration phase of the mass body generates the drive energy for the drive cylinder, and the drive cylinder in the brake phase of the mass body, which serves as a pump for charging the hydraulic power pack. The control cylinder and drive cylinder each have a piston with a one-sided piston rod coupled to the mass body. The control cylinder and the drive cylinder are controlled by hydraulically separated, independent control circuits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2012
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Inventor: Gerd Scheffel
  • Patent number: 8225604
    Abstract: A shock absorption device and a control method thereof for a small swing radius (SSR) excavator are provided, which can relieve shock generated on a boom cylinder by controlling only the discharge flow rate of hydraulic pumps, being supplied to the boom cylinder, even without controlling a main control valve when a boom of the excavator ascends at its maximum height through manipulation of a control level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Volvo Construction Equipment Holding Sweden AB
    Inventor: Dong Soo Kim
  • Patent number: 8051650
    Abstract: A hydraulic system for actuating a clutch and/or a variable speed drive unit of a belt-driven conical-pulley transmission of a vehicle, such as a commercial vehicle, and having a variable transmission ratio and a torque sensor. The hydraulic system includes at least one hydraulic energy source. A selector and check valve is provided for supplying additional components besides the torque sensor and is connected between the hydraulic energy source, the additional components, and the torque sensor in such a way that the torque sensor includes priority in being supplied with hydraulic medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: LuK Lamellen und Kupplungsbau Beteiligungs KG
    Inventors: Christoph Vetter, Eric Müller, Reinhard Stehr, Hanjo Nissen, Volker Edelmann
  • Publication number: 20110131968
    Abstract: A method of controlling a pump and motor system having at least one of a variable displacement pump and a variable displacement motor. The method may comprise providing an engine drivingly coupled to a primary load and a secondary load, the secondary load being driven by the pump and motor system. The method may also comprise sensing a change in engine speed in response to a change in the primary load. The method may further comprise changing the engine speed to compensate for the primary load change. The method may further comprise changing a displacement of the at least one variable displacement pump and the variable displacement motor to maintain a constant secondary load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas J. Carlton, Corwin E. Storer
  • Patent number: 7946358
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sequence valve for use in a hydraulic plant, which sequence valve has a pressure-controlled slide valve (5) with a spring return and in a starting position defines a first cavity (10), which cavity is connected with a tank and the hydraulic plant, and in a second, pressurized position closes off the connection with the tank. The cavity is connected to a second cavity (18) via a channel (15, 16, 17) in the slide valve, and the second cavity is adapted to be connected with a pump via a throttle (20) and is positioned on the same side of the slide valve as the spring (7). The sequence valve has a third cavity (19), which is adapted to be connected with the pump and is positioned on the opposite side of the slide valve from the spring, and the second and the third cavity are connected with each other via a fixed throttle with a short flow channel. The invention also relates to downhole tractor with the sequence valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Inventor: Jorgen Hallundbæk
  • Patent number: 7891182
    Abstract: A method for controlling an engine in a work machine includes determining a base engine operating limit; determining a hydraulic system load on the engine; calculating a modification value for the base engine operating limit; generating a modified engine operating limit based on the modification value and the base engine operating limit; generating an engine control signal based on the modified engine operating limit; and transmitting the engine control signal to operate the engine at the modified engine operating limit to thereby supply additional power from the engine to the drive train to at least partially compensate for the hydraulic system load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Andrew W. Kelly, Andrew J. Hageman
  • Publication number: 20110030363
    Abstract: An open center hydraulic system that includes a variable displacement pump having an inlet, an outlet and a sensing port, the pump configured to provide reduced fluid flow in response to a predetermined fluid pressure differential between the outlet and the sensing port. A first fluid circuit and a second fluid circuit each serve as signal lines with the pump sensing port. During operation of the second fluid circuit, reduced fluid flow from the pump outlet is achieved as a result of the sum of induced fluid pressure reductions of respective controlled pressure reduction devices approaching the predetermined pump fluid pressure differential.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2009
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Inventors: Richard J. LECH, Garrett Anderson, Matthew J. Hennemann, C. David Anderson
  • Publication number: 20100276171
    Abstract: A pneumatic drive system (1) in which the movement of an output drive unit (7) of a pneumatic drive (2) is controlled by control valve means (25 and 26) which are connected with the working chambers (12 and 13) of the pneumatic drive (2). The control valve means (25 and 26) comprise at least one air economy setting (30) setting a choke cross section and a high power setting (29) defining a flow cross section larger than it. Actuating means (12 and 13) serve to ensure that the control valve means (25) are switched over, in a fashion dependent on the air pressure obtaining in the at least one working chamber (12 and 13) from the normally assumed air economy setting (30) into the high power setting (29), when the output drive unit (7) meets with an increased resistance to motion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2006
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Inventors: Ulrich Hirling, Ute Casimir
  • Publication number: 20100257757
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a machine configured so that its ground speed is at least in part dependent on the measured force that is applied to an attachment attached thereto. The present disclosure also provides an attachment for a machine that is configured to provide feedback to the machine it is configured to be attached to, wherein the feedback is representative of the force applied to the attachment. The present disclosure also provides a method of automatically controlling the ground speed of a machine based on feedback measured in an attachment attached to the machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2009
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Applicant: VERMEER MANUFACTURING COMPANY
    Inventors: Casey Dean Berg, Oleg Khalamendik, Ted Jay Sanders
  • Publication number: 20100218493
    Abstract: Torque control for a construction machine three-pump system that can accurately control the total absorption torque of first, second, and third hydraulic pumps and effectively use the output torque of an engine. A pump base torque computation section 42 calculates a pump base torque Tr from a target rotation speed. A subtraction section 44 calculates a reference value Tf for the maximum absorption torque available to the first and second hydraulic pumps 2, 3 by subtracting a third pump reference absorption torque T3r from the pump base torque Tr. A correction torque computation section 45 calculates a correction torque value from the delivery pressure of the third hydraulic pump 4. An addition section 46 calculates a target absorption torque Tn by adding the correction torque value Tm to the reference value Tf. A first regulator 31 is controlled so as to obtain the target absorption torque Tn.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2007
    Publication date: September 2, 2010
    Inventors: Kazunori Nakamura, Kouji Ishikawa, Nobuei Ariga, Akihiro Narazaki
  • Publication number: 20100212308
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hydraulic control arrangement for a mobile machine tool, particularly for a forklift, comprising at least two hydraulic loads (10, 12), one of them having a lifting function. According to the invention, the two loads are each controlled via a LUDV valve with inflow measuring diaphragm (36, 44) and LUDV pressure regulator (46) connected downstream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2008
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Christoph Keyl, Vincenzo Domenico Bollero
  • Publication number: 20100031649
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a hydraulic drive system for a hydraulic excavator, which makes it possible to efficiently perform grading work by using residual energy of pressure oil in a hydraulic circuit although no attention has been paid to the residual energy in conventional technologies. [Solution] A hydraulic drive system for a hydraulic excavator is provided with a boom cylinder 1 and arm cylinder 2, a main hydraulic pump 4 for feeding pressure oil to both the cylinders 1,2, a directional control valve 7 for a boom and directional control valve 8 for an arm to control flows of pressure oil to be fed to the boom cylinder 1 and arm cylinder 2, respectively, and a reservoir line 8c connecting the directional control valve 8 for the arm with a working oil reservoir 6.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2007
    Publication date: February 11, 2010
    Inventor: Kazunori Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20100024412
    Abstract: There are provided: a travel circuit HC1 that is formed through a closed circuit connection of a variable displacement hydraulic pump 2 driven by an engine 1 and a variable displacement hydraulic motor 3; a work circuit HC2 that includes a work hydraulic pump 4 that is driven by the engine 1 and a work hydraulic actuator 114, 115 that operates by pressure oil from the work hydraulic pump 4; a relief valve 14 that relieves high pressure oil of the travel circuit HC1; a rotation speed control unit 10, 18 that controls the engine rotation speed in correspondence to an operation amount of an accelerator pedal 9; a state detection unit 21, 22 that detects a vehicle state of high load travel and high load work; and a speed limitation unit 10 that reduces an upper limit of engine rotation speed when the vehicle state of high load travel and high load work is detected by the state detection unit 21, 22.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2008
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Applicants: TCM CORPORATION, HITACHI CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Hyodo, Nobuyuki Hidaka, Masaki Yoshikawa, Tsuyoshi Takeyama, Kazuo Chonan, Yasuo Yamazaki
  • Publication number: 20100024411
    Abstract: A hydraulic system for a mobile machine having an implement is disclosed. The hydraulic system may have a hydraulic actuator configured to move the implement, a storage device configured to store pressurized fluid, and a valve operable to fluidly communicate the storage device with the hydraulic actuator. The hydraulic system may also have a sensor associated with the mobile machine to generate a signal indicative of a speed of the mobile machine, and a controller in communication with the valve and the sensor. The controller may be configured to compare the speed of the mobile machine to a setpoint and to determine an amount of time elapsed while the speed of the mobile machine exceeds the setpoint. The controller may further be configured to selectively operate the valve to fluidly communicate the storage device with the actuator based on the elapsed amount of time and the speed to cushion movement of the implement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2008
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Inventors: Wesley Thomas Payne, Eric Alexander Rost
  • Publication number: 20100018198
    Abstract: The invention relates to a valve arrangement having an adjustable control valve (10), comprising a control slide (12) for actuating at least one consumer connection (A,B), and having an LS control line, wherein the differential pressure of two actuating pressures (Xa, Xb) serves for the actuation of the control slide (12). Due to the fact that the actuating pressures (Xa, Xb) also actuate a logic valve, which in turn influences an additional valve, and/or actuates a pressure scale that is connected upstream to the control valve (10) having the control slide (12), the difference of the two actuating pressures (Xa, Xb) initially displaces the control slide of the control valve, wherein the higher or the lower of the two actuating pressures (Xa, Xb) either actuate the further valve in the form of the additional valve, and/or influences the pressure scale.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2008
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Inventor: Winfried Rüb
  • Patent number: 7631951
    Abstract: A hydraulic system for limited wheel slip of a traction drive system includes first and second pilot directional valves between a hydraulic pump and first and second hydraulic wheel motors. If a wheel slips, the first or second pilot directional valves moves to a first position directing some hydraulic fluid through a restricted passage to the slipping motor and the remainder through an unrestricted passage to the opposite motor. Absent wheel slip, the pilot directional valve is in a second position directing all of the hydraulic fluid through an unrestricted passage to the corresponding motor. The first and second pilot directional valves detect wheel slippage and move between the first and second positions based on a first pilot signal corresponding to the pressure sensed entering the respective pilot directional valve, which is balanced against a biased spring and a second pilot signal from the opposite motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventor: Todd Allen Link
  • Patent number: 7631495
    Abstract: To provide a hydraulic drive device for a work machine that is capable of ensuring reduction in fuel consumption even in actual work where an operating condition changes every moment. Operating condition identifying unit (41) for identifying the operating condition and hydraulic pump control system (40b) for controlling absorption torque of hydraulic pump (18) are provided. When the operating condition identified by operating condition identifying unit (41) is a specific operating condition, hydraulic pump control system (40b) controls the absorption torque of hydraulic pump (18) to achieve hydraulic pump absorption torque characteristic line (PLb) matching the absorption torque of hydraulic pump (18) with output torque of engine (17) at engine output torque point Mb at which a fuel consumption rate is substantially minimum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: Komatsu Ltd.
    Inventor: Masami Naruse
  • Publication number: 20090297370
    Abstract: A power pack unit includes a first hydraulic pump including a first pump enclosure accommodating a first pump cartridge. A second hydraulic pump includes a second pump enclosure accommodating a second pump cartridge. A hydraulic fluid reservoir is positioned between the first and second hydraulic pumps. A first end of the reservoir is secured to the first pump enclosure and a second end of the reservoir is secured to the second pump enclosure. The first and second hydraulic pumps and the reservoir can extend along a common axis. First and second motors can be connected to the first and second pumps. The entire structure can extend along a common axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2008
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Inventors: Ion Moldovan, Paul Ellsworth
  • Publication number: 20090266070
    Abstract: An array of valve sections in a hydraulic system are connected to a supply line, a tank return line, and a load sense line. One valve sections includes a control valve with a metering orifice through which fluid flows from the supply line to a valve outlet. A load sense node is coupled by a load sense orifice to the load sense line. A load sense pressure limiter prevents pressure at the load sense node from exceeding a threshold level. A pressure compensator is connected in a fluid path between the valve outlet and one of the hydraulic actuators. The pressure compensator opens and closes the fluid path in response to pressure at the valve outlet and pressure at the load sense node, thereby governing the maximum amount of pressure that the respective valve section can apply to the hydraulic actuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Inventors: Andreas S. Pack, Lynn Russell