US Patent No: 7,036,981

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Device for monitoring a milk tank and an assembly of such a device with a milking robot and an automatic starting-up unit

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A device for monitoring a milk tank. The device is provided with a monitoring unit comprising a computer and a memory for at least temporarily storing data, a thermometer for measuring the temperature of a fluid present in the milk tank, and for supplying to the monitoring unit a temperature signal that is indicative of the measured temperature, and with a meter for measuring an electrical parameter, such as the conductivity, of the fluid present in the milk tank and for supplying to the monitoring unit a parameter signal that is indicative of the measured electrical parameter.

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LELY ENTERPRISES AGZUG68

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Fransen, Renatus Ignatius Jose Vlaardingen, NL 4 8
Veenstra, Aalze Gouda, NL 7 9

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
DAIRYSENSE, LLC (1)
6,006,615 Remote data acquisition system 5 1998
 
LELY ENTERPRISES AG (1)
* 2004/0107,913 A DEVICE FOR AND A METHOD OF MONITORING THE CLEANING OF A MILK LINE 2 2003
 
Siliconform GmbH & Co. KG (1)
* 6,073,580 Automatic milk sorting device 10 1998
 
WESTFALIASURGE, INC. (1)
6,089,242 Dairy harvesting facility wash system 36 1998
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
4,710,755 Alarm for milk cooler 6 1986
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
DELAVAL HOLDING AB (5)
* 7,263,948 Method and an arrangement at a dairy farm 9 2003
* 7,448,344 Milking device and a method of handling a milking device 1 2004
7,412,943 Method and an arrangement at a dairy farm 7 2007
* 8,191,507 Automatic monitoring of milking plant valve means 0 2007
7,793,614 Method and an arrangement at a dairy farm 7 2008
 
LELY PATENT N.V. (1)
* 2011/0308,627 METHOD OF AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR MANAGING ONE OR MORE AGRICULTURAL DEVICES 0 2011
 
Western Kentucky University (1)
7,886,959 Security monitoring system for a bulk foodstuff transport container 0 2008
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