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Vision system with tail detection

A system that includes a three-dimensional (3d) camera configured to capture a 3d image of a rearview of a dairy livestock in a stall and a processor. The processor is configured to obtain the 3d image, identify one or more regions within the 3d image comprising depth values greater than a depth value threshold, and s to identify a thigh gap region from the one or more regions. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

Vision system with teat identification

A system that includes a robotic arm, a laser, a memory, and a processor. The processor is configured to position the laser adjacent to a dairy livestock and to modify teat location information for one or more teats of the dairy livestock based on a robot position offset between the dairy livestock and the robotic arm. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

Vision system with teat candidate identification

A system that includes a robotic arm, a laser, a three-dimensional (3d) camera, and a processor. The processor is configured to send instructions to position the robotic arm adjacent to a dairy livestock, to send a signal that initiates scanning a portion of the dairy livestock, and to generate teat candidate position information based on the scan of the dairy livestock. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

Double-gripper for the application of teat cups to an animal to be milked, rinse cup for this and milking machine provided therewith, and a method for milking

This invention is related to a double grab, its rinsing cup and milking machine provided therewith, and the method for automatically applying teat cups to the teats of an udder of an animal to be milked. The double grab, according to the invention, includes: —a first housing part provided with a first magnet designed to hold a first teat cup; —a second housing part, installed substantially in a horizontal plane next to the first housing part, provided with a second magnet designed to hold a second teat cup whereby each housing part is provided with separate pivoting means that can be activated and is designed to make the related housing part pivot around a pivoting axis which in use, extends substantially in a horizontal direction, substantially in a widthwise direction of the arm.. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

Close-coupled analyser

A laser detection system comprises a sample chamber configured to receive and contain a volume of sample gas, one or more lasers within at least one laser housing, wherein each laser is configured to produce a respective laser beam for excitation of one or more different materials in the sample gas and the one or more lasers are outside the sample chamber, a detector apparatus for detecting light output from the sample chamber, a first optical interface to the sample chamber having at least one window that is at least partially transparent to the laser beams from the one or more lasers, wherein the at least one laser housing is positioned in a close-coupling arrangement relative to the at least one window of the first optical interface such that, in use, the laser beams are substantially unmodified by passage between the laser housing and the at least one window.. . ... Technologies Holdings Corp

Leak detection system

A leak detection system for detecting leaks in pressurised containers, the system comprising a leak test conveyor for moving each container and an accumulation tunnel through which the leak test conveyer extends, wherein the accumulation tunnel and the leak test conveyer together define at least one enclosed accumulation volume, each enclosed accumulation volume being sized to accommodate only a single container, thereby to allow gas leaking from the single container to accumulate, and a gas sensor for sensing accumulated leaked gas from the single container.. . ... Technologies Holdings Corp

Vision system with teat detection

A system that includes a laser configured to generate a profile signal of at least a portion of a dairy livestock and a processor. The processor is configured to obtain the profile signal and detect one or more edge pair candidates in the profile signal, compare the complementary distance gradients of each of the one or more edge pair candidates to a minimum distance gradient length to be considered an edge pair, and identify an edge pair from among the one or more edge pair candidates as a teat candidate based on the comparison. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

Milking box with robotic attacher

A system comprises a milking box, a robotic attacher, a sensor, and a controller. The milking box has a stall to accommodate a dairy livestock. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

A non-occlusive dilation and deployment catheter device

The invention provides a non-occlusive dilation and deployment catheter device which includes a catheter having a distal end configured for entering a patient and a proximal end for manipulating the device. A distender is provided at or near the distal end which is movable between a collapsed configuration which enables introduction and removal thereof to and from an operative site in a vessel or other hollow organ of a patient, and an expanded configuration in which the distender assumes a radially expanded condition and defines a flow path therethrough. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

Milking box and cow stable comprising such a milking box

A milking box includes two entrance fences and two exit fences. A first entrance fence and a first exit fence form a first pair of fences positioned at a first side of the milking box. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

Devices, systems and methods for illuminating and imaging objects

An illumination system includes a surface configured to have an imaging target placed thereon, a light source, a beam splitter and at least a first mirror. The beam splitter is configured to split the beam of light from the light source and the first mirror is configured to reflect a first beam from the beam splitter onto the surface with the imaging target. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

Solenoid actuated shutoff valve

A method for operating a valve, comprises directing fluid flow through a housing of the valve, wherein the fluid flows into the housing through a housing inlet and flows out of the housing through a housing outlet. The method continues by directing a first electric current into a solenoid coupled to the housing to generate a first magnetic field, wherein the first magnetic field exerts a force upon a plunger positioned inside the housing and causes the plunger to magnetically connect to a magnet. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

Automated system for applying disinfectant to the teats of dairy livestock

A method for applying disinfectant to the teats of a dairy livestock includes determining that a stall of a rotary milking platform housing a dairy livestock is located adjacent to a track that has a carriage carrying a robotic arm. The method continues by communicating a first signal that causes operation of a first actuator such that the carriage moves along the track in relation to the rotary milking platform and independent of any physical coupling between the carriage and the rotary milking platform and in a direction corresponding to a direction of rotation of the rotary milking platform. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

Robotic attacher and method of operation

A robotic attacher includes an arm that extends between the legs of a dairy livestock and a gripping portion coupled to the arm. The gripping portion is operable to rotate such that at a first time, a nozzle is positioned generally on the bottom of the gripping portion, and at a second time, the nozzle is positioned generally on the top of the gripping portion.. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

04/05/18 / #20180092327

Automated cluster remover

A system includes a cylinder and a piston that moves within the cylinder from a retracted position to an extended position. A vacuum port facilitates application of a vacuum pressure to the cylinder that results in a vacuum force being applied to the piston, which causes the piston to move toward a top end of the cylinder to the retracted position. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

03/29/18 / #20180089142

System and method for use of pattern recognition in assessing or monitoring vehicle status or operator driving behavior

A system and method which uses pattern recognition in assessing or monitoring a vehicle status and/or an operator's driving behavior. A vehicle, for use by an operator or driver, can be equipped with a data collection and assessment system. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

03/29/18 / #20180084753

Automated system for applying disinfectant to the teats of dairy livestock

A system for operating a robotic arm, comprises a controller and a robotic arm. The controller accesses an image of the rear of dairy livestock located in a stall of a rotary milking platform and, in conjunction with the stall of the rotary milking platform in which a dairy livestock is located moving into an area adjacent a robotic arm, determines whether a milking cluster is attached to the dairy livestock based at least in part upon the image. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

03/22/18 / #20180080835

Temperature probe

A temperature probe for use in a chamber. The temperature probe includes a hollow standoff mounted on a floor of the chamber, and equipped with a side-hole. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

03/15/18 / #20180072862

Thermoplastic elastomers derived from de-vulcanized rubber

A thermoplastic copolymer is made by first de-vulcanizing a sulfur-crosslinked elastomeric material to produce a liquid phase component. The liquid phase component is subsequently mixed with a compatible thermoplastic polymer at a temperature above its melting point thereof, and the resulting mixture is cooled to produce a solid product.. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

03/08/18 / #20180064062

Arrangement of milking box stalls

A system includes an equipment portion and a plurality of milking box stalls arranged adjacent to the equipment portion. Each of the milking box stalls is of a size sufficient to accommodate a dairy livestock. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

03/01/18 / #20180054999

Robotic arm and preparation cup system

A system comprising a robotic arm, a plurality of grabbers, a sensor, and a preparation cup. The robotic arm has a first end and a recessed portion. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

03/01/18 / #20180054998

Robot and method for milking a cow by this robot

A milking robot comprises a movable arm having a length in a longitudinal direction, and at least one gripper swivably mounted to the movable arm such that it moves between a first position parallel to the movable arm's longitudinal direction and a second position at which the gripper extends sideways in a horizontal plane away from the movable arm's longitudinal direction.. . ... Technologies Holdings Corp

02/22/18 / #20180053302

Vision system with tail detection

A system that includes a three-dimensional (3d) camera configured to capture a 3d image of a rearview of a dairy livestock in a stall, a memory, and a processor. The processor is configured to obtain the 3d image, identify one or more regions within the 3d image comprising depth values greater than a depth value threshold, and apply the thigh gap detection rule set to the one or more regions to identify a thigh gap region. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

02/22/18 / #20180049397

Vision system for teat detection

A system includes a robotic arm, a laser, and a processor. The processor is configured to determine whether a first teat of a diary livestock is found in a first scan of the dairy livestock by the laser, and if so, command the robotic arm to move to a location corresponding to the location of the first teat. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

02/22/18 / #20180049396

Vision system for teat detection

A system includes a robotic arm, a laser, and a processor. The processor is configured to determine that a teat cup is to be attached to a front teat of a dairy livestock, and in response, determine an amount of separation between the front teat and a rear teat. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

02/22/18 / #20180049395

Vision system for teat detection

A system includes a robotic arm, a laser, and a processor. The processor is configured to command the robotic arm to move to a location of an expected teat position of a dairy livestock and to command the laser to perform two scans of the dairy livestock. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

02/22/18 / #20180049394

Vision system for teat detection

A system includes a robotic arm, memory, and a processor. The processor is configured to access first and second success counters stored in the memory. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

02/22/18 / #20180049393

Vision system for teat detection

A system includes a robotic arm, a laser, and a processor. The processor is configured to command the robotic arm to move to a first location corresponding to an expected teat position of a first teat. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

02/22/18 / #20180049392

Vision system for teat detection

A system includes a robotic arm, a laser, and a processor. The processor is configured to determine whether a distance between a left and right teat of a dairy livestock is less than or equal to a predetermined distance, and if so, command the robotic arm to move to a scan location that is between the left and right teats. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

02/22/18 / #20180049391

Vision system with tail positioner

A system includes a robotic arm, an imaging device coupled to the robotic arm, a tail positioner coupled to the robotic arm, and a processor. The imaging device captures imaging data of a rearview of a dairy livestock through a field of view of the imaging device. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

02/22/18 / #20180049390

Vision system with teat candidate identification

A system that includes a laser, a three-dimensional (3d) camera, a memory, and a processor. The processor is configured to determine the position of a first teat candidate relative to a second teat candidate, assign the first teat candidate and the second teat candidate as a left teat candidate or right teat candidate, and receive a teat identifier for a target teat. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

02/22/18 / #20180049389

Vision system with teat detection

A system that includes a laser configured to generate a profile signal of at least a portion of a dairy livestock, a memory operable to store a teat detection rule set, and a processor. The processor is configured to obtain the profile signal and detect one or more edge pair candidates in the profile signal, compare the complementary distance gradients of each of the one or more edge pair candidates to a minimum distance gradient length to be considered an edge pair, and identify one or more edge pairs from among the one or more edge pair candidates based on the comparison. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

02/22/18 / #20180049388

Vision system with teat identification

A system that includes a laser, a memory, and a processor. The processor is configured to receive a teat position associated with an unknown teat, determine a first position distance between the teat position and a first teat, determine a second position distance between the teat position and a second teat, determine a third position distance between the teat position and a third teat, and determine a fourth position distance between the teat position and a fourth teat. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

01/25/18 / #20180023843

System and method for heating a pipeline using heated lines

A system for heating a pipeline comprises a heater that heats a fluid, a supply line, and a return line. Heated fluid flows through the supply line away from the heater and through the return line back to the heater. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

01/25/18 / #20180020631

Double-gripper for the application of teat cups to an animal to be milked, rinse cup for this and milking machine provided therewith, and a method for milking

This invention is related to a double grab, its rinsing cup and milking machine provided therewith, and the method for automatically applying test cups to the teats of an udder of an animal to be milked. The double grab according to the invention includes: —a first housing part provided with a first magnet designed to hold a first teat cup; —a second housing part, installed substantially in a horizontal plane next to the first housing part, provided with a second magnet designed to hold a second teat cup; —whereby each housing part is provided with separate pivoting means that can be activated and is designed to make the related housing part pivot around a pivoting axis which in use, extends substantially in a horizontal direction, substantially in a widthwise direction of the arm.. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

01/18/18 / #20180017232

System and method of snow and ice removal

The system is provided with has a light head and a light source is mounted in the light head that radiates visible light. An optical train is mounted in the light head adjacent the light source to focus the visible light to a concentrated light beam line that is directionally focused and has a concentrated power density.. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

01/18/18 / #20180016380

Polyurethanes

Partially crosslinked polyurethane polymers comprising diisocyanates and aliphatic hydrocarbon soft segments with a short-chain diol chain extender and a multifunctional amine and/or alcohol crosslinker to provide a polyurethane polymer with useful properties for the production of medical implant devices such as heart valves, are described. The polymers have an unexpected linear elastic region in a range from 5-100% and preferably between 10-35%. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

01/11/18 / #20180009106

System and method for in-flight robotic arm retargeting

. . A system comprising a robotic arm and a robotic arm controller. The robotic arm receives instructions from the robotic arm controller and moves along a path. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

01/11/18 / #20180007859

System and method for preparation cup attachment

A robotic arm maneuvers a teat preparation cup and executes instructions from a robotic arm controller. The controller comprises an interface, a memory, and a processor. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

12/07/17 / #20170348102

Heart valve leaflet capture device

The invention provides a heart valve leaflet capture device (250) comprising a cardiac catheter probe having a proximal end for manipulating the device (250) and a distal end terminating in a transvalve element (256). The transvalve element (256) is configured to pass through a heart valve generally parallel to a longitudinal axis of the catheter and includes two or three leaflet gripping elements (252). ... Technologies Holdings Corp

11/30/17 / #20170343991

Electronic commissioning system for production facilities

An improved commissioning system for production facilities includes a server storing information on all components included for commissioning the facility. Remote computing devices allow technicians to readily locate devices using satellite positioning information. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

10/26/17 / #20170307519

Sample cell

An optical cell comprises first and second opposed reflecting elements, an entrance aperture in the first reflecting element and an exit aperture in the second reflecting element, wherein the entrance and exit apertures are configured such that, in operation, light introduced into the cell via the entrance aperture is reflected at least once by the second reflecting element and at least once by the first reflecting element before leaving the cell via the exit aperture.. . ... Technologies Holdings Corp

10/26/17 / #20170303497

Solenoid actuated shutoff valve

A valve apparatus comprises a housing, a solenoid operable to receive electrical current flow, and an enclosure, the enclosure housing the solenoid, a magnet coupled to the enclosure, a plunger comprising a stopper and a conductive portion, and a spring coupled to the plunger. When the solenoid receives a first current, the solenoid applies a first magnetic force onto the plunger causing the stopper to disengage from the housing outlet, the conductive portion of the plunger magnetically connects with the magnet, and the stopper remains disengaged from the housing outlet after the first period of time expires. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

10/26/17 / #20170303496

Milk meter

A milk meter operably coupled to a controller, the milk meter comprising an inlet, an outlet, an inner column coupled to an opening of the outlet. The milk meter further comprises a conductivity sensor comprising a first conductive strip positioned at a first portion of the milk meter and a second conductive strip positioned substantially parallel to the first conductive strip wherein the conductivity sensor measures a change in resistance between the first and second conductive strips as fluid collects inside the milk meter before the fluid exits the milk meter through the outlet opening. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

10/12/17 / #20170290287

Robotic attacher and method of operation

A method of operating a robotic attacher, comprises extending a robotic attacher between the legs of a dairy livestock. The method further comprises attaching milking equipment to the dairy livestock using a gripping portion of the robotic attacher during a milking operation, wherein the gripping portion has a nozzle that is positioned away from a teat of the dairy livestock during the milking operation. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

10/05/17 / #20170284869

Temperature measurement system for furnaces

A method for measuring furnace temperatures. The method includes obtaining radiance measurements from a plurality of regions of interest (rois) using a plurality of thermal imaging cameras, and measuring a surface temperature using a radiance measurement obtained from an roi selected from the plurality of rois. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

09/21/17 / #20170265425

Automated system for applying disinfectant to the teats of dairy livestock

A system for operating a robotic arm, comprises a camera, a controller and a robotic arm. The camera captures an image of a rear of a dairy livestock located in a stall of a rotary milking platform. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

09/07/17 / #20170251624

Automated system for moving a robotic arm along a rotary milking platform

A system for operating a robotic arm comprises a carriage, a controller communicatively coupled to the carriage and a robotic arm coupled to the carriage. The carriage is mounted on a track adjacent to a rotary milking platform having a stall for a dairy livestock. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

09/07/17 / #20170251623

Automated cluster remover

A method comprises receiving a displacement signal generated by a sensor, the displacement signal generated by the sensor in response to detecting movement of a piston from a retracted position in a cylinder toward an extended position in the cylinder. The method further comprises generating, in response to receiving the displacement signal, a valve control signal to be communicated to a valve located on a vacuum line connecting a vacuum source to a vacuum port of the cylinder. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

08/31/17 / #20170245456

Vision system for facilitating the automated application of disinfectant to the teats of dairy livestock

A system includes a controller and a robotic arm. The controller accesses an image signal of an udder of a dairy livestock, and determines a spray position by processing the accessed image signal to determine a tangent at the rear of the udder and a tangent at the bottom of the udder. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

08/31/17 / #20170245454

Milking box with robotic attacher

A method comprises positioning a robotic attacher under a dairy livestock located in a milking stall, wherein the robotic attacher comprises a nozzle. The method continues by rotating the robotic attacher such that the nozzle is positioned generally on the top of the robotic attacher and performing a spraying operation using the nozzle. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

08/10/17 / #20170223920

Teat preparation spray ring

A teat preparation liner comprising an inlet for fluid flow into the liner, an opening, a liner cavity and a spray ring. The liner cavity is positioned adjacent to the opening inside the liner and surrounds a portion of the liner. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

08/03/17 / #20170215370

Milking cup with rotating shell

A milking cup comprising a body having a top portion and a bottom portion. The top portion has a first lip formed thereon and the bottom portion has a second lip formed thereon. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

08/03/17 / #20170215369

Double-gripper for the application of teat cups to an animal to be milked, rinse cup for this and milking machine provided therewith, and a method for milking

This invention is related to a double grab, its rinsing cup and milking machine provided therewith, and the method for automatically applying teat cups to the teats of an udder of an animal to be milked. The double grab according to the invention includes:—a first housing part provided with a first magnet designed to hold a first teat cup;—a second housing part, installed substantially in a horizontal plane next to the first housing part, provided with a second magnet designed to hold a second teat cup;—whereby each housing part is provided with separate pivoting means that can be activated and is designed to make the related housing part pivot around a pivoting axis which in use, extends substantially in a horizontal direction, substantially in a widthwise direction of the arm.. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

06/15/17 / #20170169625

Developing and using a vehicle diagnostic distributed database

Described herein is a system and method of use for a vehicle diagnostic distributed database. One or more central servers are configured with a database containing diagnostic information pertaining to vehicles and relative to input received by the central server/s from client devices. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

05/18/17 / #20170140093

Methods and systems for in silico design

Embodiments describe computer systems and computer programs for implementing biocad methods comprising one or more data models and one or more biocad tools, wherein the biocad tools enable users to design or refactor a biomolecule or to conduct a biological experiment in silico by user input of one or more components selected by the user from a database populated with information on components and scientific data of existing biomolecules and experiments. Data models of the programs are operable to manage development of the new biomolecule or experiment based on information in the databases. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

05/18/17 / #20170139149

Low reflection fiber-optic connector

A low-reflection fiber-optic connector. The fiber-optic connector includes a ferrule that includes a fiber passage and an optical fiber traversing the fiber passage. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

05/04/17 / #20170122579

Vapor compression dehumidifier

An apparatus comprises an air inlet configured to receive an inlet airflow. The inlet airflow comprises a process airflow and a bypass airflow. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

05/04/17 / #20170122578

Vapor compression dehumidifier

An apparatus comprises an air inlet configured to receive an inlet airflow. The inlet airflow comprises a process airflow and a bypass airflow. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

04/27/17 / #20170116726

System and method for filtering data captured by a 3d camera

A system for processing an image includes a three-dimensional camera that captures an image of a dairy livestock, wherein the image comprises a plurality of adjacent pixels, each pixel associated with a depth location. The system further includes a processor communicatively coupled to the three-dimensional camera. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

04/27/17 / #20170112117

Portable heating system and method for pest control

A method for killing pests in an affected area of a structure includes receiving a flow of water from a faucet, wherein the faucet comprises one of a shower faucet and a sink faucet and the temperature of the flow of water is at least 45 degrees fahrenheit. The method continues by generating heated air using a heat pump by transferring heat from the flow of water to air, and emitting the heated air into an affected area in order to raise the temperature of the affected area to a target temperature greater than 120 degrees fahrenheit. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

04/27/17 / #20170112086

Automated system for applying disinfectant to the teats of dairy livestock

In certain embodiments, a system for applying disinfectant to the teats of a dairy livestock includes a carriage mounted on a track, the carriage operable to translate laterally along the track. The system further includes a robotic arm including a first member pivotally attached to the carriage such that the first member may rotate about a point of attachment to the carriage, a second member pivotally attached to the first member such that the second member may rotate about a point of attachment to the first member, and a spray tool member pivotally attached to the second member such that the spray tool member may rotate about a point of attachment to the second member. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

04/20/17 / #20170108397

Leak detection

A leak detection system comprising a substantially sealed accumulation chamber adapted to accommodate a single gas container, the accumulation chamber being sealed so that when a gas container is in the accumulation chamber gas leaked from that container accumulates. An optical detector is provided for detecting leaked gas, the detector including an optical cell. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

04/20/17 / #20170108235

Environment control system

The present application relates to an environment control system. The environment control system is capable of detecting variations of natural environment and artificial environment, and control the use of electronic devices automatically or semi-automatically. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

04/06/17 / #20170094935

Automated system for applying disinfectant to the teats of dairy livestock

A method for operating a robotic arm, comprises determining a speed of rotation of a rotary milking platform, the rotary milking platform having a stall for a dairy livestock. The method continues by moving a carriage along a track positioned adjacent to the rotary milking platform at a rate that is based at least in part upon the determined speed of rotation of the rotary milking platform, wherein the carriage moves independently of the rotary milking platform and in a direction corresponding to a direction of rotation of the rotary milking platform. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

03/23/17 / #20170079235

Automated system for applying disinfectant to the teats of dairy livestock

A spray tool coupled to a robotic arm that extends between the legs of dairy livestock, comprises a linear member and a plurality of spray nozzles. The linear member rotates about an axis that is perpendicular to the robotic arm, and has a perimeter that lies within an outer perimeter of the robotic arm when the robotic arm extends between the legs of a dairy livestock. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

03/23/17 / #20170079233

Robotic attacher and method of operation

A method of operating a robotic attacher, includes suspending a robotic attacher from a rail and extending the robotic attacher between the legs of a dairy livestock. The method continues by attaching milking equipment to the dairy livestock using a gripping portion of the robotic attacher during a milking operation, wherein the gripping portion has a nozzle that is positioned away from a teat of the dairy livestock during the milking operation. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

02/23/17 / #20170052117

Optode sensor with integrated reference

A system for obtaining a measurement of a species of interest. The system includes one or more reference regions, a sensor region, an exciter unit, a detector unit and a processing unit. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

02/23/17 / #20170049068

Double-gripper for the application of teat cups to an animal to be milked, rinse cup for this and milking machine provided therewith, and a method for milking

This invention is related to a double grab, its rinsing cup and milking machine provided therewith, and the method for automatically applying teat cups to the teats of an udder of an animal to be milked. The double grab according to the invention includes: —a first housing part provided with a first magnet designed to hold a first teat cup; —a second housing part, installed substantially in a horizontal plane next to the first housing part, provided with a second magnet designed to hold a second teat cup; —whereby each housing part is provided with separate pivoting means that can be activated and is designed to make the related housing part pivot around a pivoting axis which in use, extends substantially in a horizontal direction, substantially in a widthwise direction of the arm.. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

02/16/17 / #20170043568

Method of making a product with composite body and rubber surface

A composite product is made by forming an object body comprising a mixture of rubber crumb and binder having a first temperature-dependent cure rate. A surface layer of a vulcanizable rubber compound having a second temperature-dependent cure rate is brought into contact with the object body, and the surface layer and the object body are simultaneously cured at different temperatures so as to match said first and second cure rates such that the surface layer adheres to the object body.. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

02/16/17 / #20170042109

Milking box with robotic attacher

A robotic attacher comprises a gripping portion, a vision system positioned on a first surface of the gripping portion, and at least one nozzle positioned on a second surface of the gripping portion. The gripping portion is rotates about a longitudinal axis such that during a first time, the vision system is positioned generally on the top of the gripping portion, and during a second time, the nozzle is positioned generally on the top of the gripping portion.. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

02/09/17 / #20170035019

Milking system shut-off and sensors

A method comprises receiving a flow of milk at an inlet of a manifold. The inlet comprises a first end coupled to a hose that receives a flow of milk from a teat cup and a second end terminating in a chamber of the manifold. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

02/09/17 / #20170035017

System and method for improved attachment of a cup to a dairy animal

A system comprises a robotic arm, camera, and a controller. The camera is positioned on a surface of the robotic arm and emits a laser signal at an upward, non-zero angle relative to a longitudinal axis of the robotic arm. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

01/26/17 / #20170020100

Milking box with robotic attacher comprising an arm that pivots, rotates, and grips

A robotic attacher includes a main arm that is suspended vertically from a rail, and a supplemental arm that is coupled to and extends horizontally from the main arm along a longitudinal axis. The supplemental arm includes a pivot assembly that pivots a gripping portion around a vertical axis that is substantially parallel to the main arm of the robotic attacher, in a direction transverse to the longitudinal direction of the supplemental arm, and between at least a maximum-left position, a maximum-right position, and a centered position. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

01/12/17 / #20170006819

Vision system for facilitating the automated application of disinfectant to the teats of dairy livestock

A system includes a camera, a controller and a robotic arm. The camera generates an image of an udder of a dairy livestock. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

01/12/17 / #20170006818

System and method of attaching a cup to a dairy animal according to a sequence

A system includes a robotic arm positioned in an equipment area of a milking box that includes a stall portion housing a dairy livestock with four teats. The robotic arm retrieves a cup, and for a plurality of teats of the dairy livestock, the robotic arm attaches the cup to a teat, detaches the cup from the teat, and maintains the cup within the stall portion of the milking box from the time that the cup is attached to a first teat of the dairy livestock through the time that the cup is attached to a last teat of the dairy livestock. ... Technologies Holdings Corp

01/05/17 / #20170000074

Gripper for arranging teat cups on an animal for milking, robot arm and milking machine provided therewith, and method therefor

The present invention relates to a gripper (2), robot arm (4) and milking machine provided therewith, and method for arranging teat cups (6, 8) in automatic manner on teats of an udder of an animal for milking. The gripper according to the invention comprises: —a fixation part (10, 12) for holding at least one teat cup; and—transport means (14, 16) for positioning the teat cup in the gripper relative to the at least one fixation part.. ... Technologies Holdings Corp








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