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1.

BIASING CRADLE FOR REFUSE VEHICLE

      
Application Number 18415377
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-01-17
First Publication Date 2024-05-16
Owner The Heil Co. (USA)
Inventor Ford, Richard

Abstract

A cradle and guide system for a refuse vehicle has at least one track member mounted on a bumper of a refuse vehicle. The at least one track member is able to deflect horizontally to compensate for misalignment. At least one guide member is mounted to a front loading fork of the refuse vehicle. The at least one guide member contacts the at least one track member to limit horizontal movement of the front loading fork with respect to the refuse vehicle during misalignment. The at least one track member returns to its original position to align the front loading forks.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65F 3/04 - Linkages, pivoted arms, or pivoted carriers for raising and subsequently tipping receptacles

2.

DEFORMABLE GRIPPER ARM

      
Application Number 18499532
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-11-01
First Publication Date 2024-05-02
Owner The Heil Co. (USA)
Inventor Stewart, Bryan

Abstract

A refuse collection vehicle includes a refuse grabber assembly, a lift arm coupled to the refuse grabber assembly, and a hopper configured to receive refuse from the refuse container. The lift arm is operable to position the refuse grabber assembly. The refuse grabber assembly includes a first grabber arm and a second grabber arm that are configured to cooperate to engage the refuse container. The first grabber arm includes a first gripper and a first support arm coupled to the first gripper. The first gripper includes a first deformable structure configured to contact a first surface of a refuse container. The second grabber arm includes a second gripper and a second support arm coupled to the second gripper. The second gripper includes a second deformable structure configured to contact a second surface of the refuse container.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B25J 15/12 - Gripping heads having finger members with flexible finger members

3.

3RD EYE

      
Serial Number 98514368
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-04-23
Owner The Heil Co. ()
NICE Classes  ? 42 - Scientific, technological and industrial services, research and design

Goods & Services

Electronic monitoring and reporting of fullness, status, operating, and servicing of waste management facilities and landfill sites using computers and sensors and other mechanical and electronic equipment; Software as a service (SAAS) services rendered via a customer portal featuring software for collecting, identifying, analyzing, monitoring, and reporting information related to the status, fullness, contents, contamination, servicing, and operation of waste management facilities and landfill sites

4.

EYE-SITE

      
Serial Number 98514439
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-04-23
Owner The Heil Co. ()
NICE Classes  ?
  • 07 - Machines and machine tools
  • 42 - Scientific, technological and industrial services, research and design

Goods & Services

Refuse compactors; refuse recycling balers Electronic monitoring and reporting of fullness, status, operating, and servicing of waste management facilities and landfill sites using computers and sensors and other mechanical and electronic equipment; Software as a service (SAAS) services rendered via a customer portal featuring software for collecting, identifying, identifying, analyzing, monitoring, and reporting information related to the status, fullness, contents, contamination, servicing, and operation of refuse receptacles, balers, compaction devices, waste management facilities and landfill sites

5.

Miscellaneous Design

      
Serial Number 98514448
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-04-23
Owner The Heil Co. ()
NICE Classes  ?
  • 07 - Machines and machine tools
  • 09 - Scientific and electric apparatus and instruments
  • 12 - Land, air and water vehicles; parts of land vehicles
  • 37 - Construction and mining; installation and repair services
  • 42 - Scientific, technological and industrial services, research and design

Goods & Services

Refuse compactors; refuse recycling balers Vehicle safety equipment, namely, an on-board vehicular surveillance system comprised of cameras and monitors; Visual and audio recordings featuring audible sound alerts for use with on-board vehicular surveillance systems; Vehicle detection equipment comprised of display monitors, computers, image sensors, video cameras, and recorded and downloadable operating system and application software to detect vehicle location Refuse collection vehicles; Truck and trailer mounted refuse bodies; truck and trailer mounted dump bodies and hoists Repair and technical advice relating to the installation and maintenance of stationary refuse and recycling compactors, stationary refuse and recycling balers, refuse and recycling cart tippers, commercial and industrial cart tippers for material handling, refuse collection vehicles and trailerized refuse and recycle bodies, namely, detachable refuse bodies and recycle bodies for mounting on a vehicle Providing temporary use of on-line non-downloadable software for monitoring, managing, tracking, communicating with and analyzing data, video and information from vehicle safety and operational systems; Electronic monitoring and reporting of fullness, status, operating, and servicing of waste management facilities and landfill sites using computers and sensors and other mechanical and electronic equipment; Software as a service (SAAS) services rendered via a customer portal featuring software for collecting, identifying, identifying, analyzing, monitoring, and reporting information related to the status, fullness, contents, contamination, servicing, and operation of refuse receptacles, balers, compaction devices, waste management facilities and landfill sites

6.

BI-STABLE BAND ACTUATOR

      
Application Number 18477356
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-09-28
First Publication Date 2024-04-18
Owner The Heil Co. (USA)
Inventor
  • Fraas, Mark
  • Kendrick, Phillip

Abstract

A front-loading refuse vehicle includes: a chassis; a cab coupled to a portion of the chassis, a hopper coupled to the chassis of the cab, and an arm assembly configured to move a refuse container from a location on one side of the refuse collection vehicle. The arm assembly includes a refuse container holder and a boom configured to move the refuse container holder relative to the chassis between an extended position and a retracted position. The boom includes a band including a bistable material reversibly configurable between a stowed configuration and a deployed configuration.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65F 3/02 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse with means for discharging refuse receptacles thereinto

7.

BI-STABLE BAND ACTUATOR

      
Document Number 03215800
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-10-03
Open to Public Date 2024-04-13
Owner THE HEIL CO. (USA)
Inventor
  • Fraas, Mark
  • Kendrick, Phillip

Abstract

A front-loading refuse vehicle includes: a chassis; a cab coupled to a portion of the chassis, a hopper coupled to the chassis of the cab, and an arm assembly configured to move a refuse container from a location on one side of the refuse collection vehicle. The arm assembly includes a refuse container holder and a boom configured to move the refuse container holder relative to the chassis between an extended position and a retracted position. The boom includes a band including a bistable material reversibly configurable between a stowed configuration and a deployed configuration.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65F 3/04 - Linkages, pivoted arms, or pivoted carriers for raising and subsequently tipping receptacles
  • B65F 3/06 - Arrangement or disposition of fluid actuators
  • F16H 13/04 - Gearing for conveying rotary motion with constant gear ratio by friction between rotary members without members having orbital motion with balls or with rollers acting in a similar manner

8.

INTERMEDIATE CONTAINER FOR INTEGRATION WITH A REFUSE VEHICLE

      
Application Number 18516550
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-11-21
First Publication Date 2024-03-21
Owner The Heil Co. (USA)
Inventor
  • Gentry, David C.
  • Stewart, Bryan
  • Ham, Brian
  • Mckinney, Bobby Ray
  • Bedwell, John Wayne

Abstract

An intermediate container for a refuse vehicle where the container is positioned in front of the refuse vehicle is provided. A plurality of legs extends from the container toward the refuse vehicle. An attachment mechanism is on each leg to secure the legs to a front loading arm assembly of the refuse vehicle.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65F 1/12 - Refuse receptacles with devices facilitating emptying
  • B65F 3/02 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse with means for discharging refuse receptacles thereinto
  • B65F 3/04 - Linkages, pivoted arms, or pivoted carriers for raising and subsequently tipping receptacles

9.

REFUSE CONTAINER IDENTIFICATION USING PARCEL DATA

      
Application Number 18472621
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-09-22
First Publication Date 2024-03-14
Owner The Heil Co. (USA)
Inventor
  • Romano, Anthony
  • Geary, Michael Dean

Abstract

Techniques are described for correlating entity identification information with refuse containers being serviced by a refuse collection vehicle (RCV). Location data can be collected by location sensor(s) on the RCV at a time when a triggering condition is present, such as a time when a lift arm is operating to empty a refuse container into the hopper of the RCV. The location data can be provided as input to an algorithm that estimates a container location through a vector offset to account for the distance and direction of the RCV lift arm relative to the location sensor in the RCV. The container location can be correlated with parcel data to determine the parcel that the container was on or near to when it was serviced, and the customer or other entity associated with the parcel can be correlated to the particular container based on the analysis.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07C 5/08 - Registering or indicating performance data other than driving, working, idle, or waiting time, with or without registering driving, working, idle, or waiting time
  • B60P 1/34 - Vehicles predominantly for transporting loads and modified to facilitate loading, consolidating the load, or unloading with a tipping movement of load supporting or containing element in combination with another movement of the element the other movement being raising or lowering
  • B65F 3/04 - Linkages, pivoted arms, or pivoted carriers for raising and subsequently tipping receptacles
  • G01C 21/36 - Input/output arrangements for on-board computers
  • G01S 19/42 - Determining position

10.

3RD EYE

      
Application Number 1780213
Status Registered
Filing Date 2024-01-05
Registration Date 2024-01-05
Owner The Heil Co. (USA)
NICE Classes  ?
  • 07 - Machines and machine tools
  • 42 - Scientific, technological and industrial services, research and design

Goods & Services

Refuse compactors; refuse recycling balers. Electronic monitoring and reporting of fullness, status, operating, and servicing of refuse receptacles, balers, and compaction devices using computers and sensors and other mechanical and electronic equipment; Software as a service (SAAS) services rendered via a customer portal featuring software for collecting, identifying, identifying, analyzing, monitoring, and reporting information related to the status, fullness, contents, contamination, servicing, and operation of refuse receptacles, balers, and compaction devices, and generating invoices in connection with waste management services.

11.

EYE-SITE

      
Application Number 231246600
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-02-27
Owner The Heil Co. (USA)
NICE Classes  ? 42 - Scientific, technological and industrial services, research and design

Goods & Services

(1) Providing online non-downloadable software featuring information related to the operation, control, management and monitoring of fleets of vehicles

12.

REFUSE CONTAINER ENGAGEMENT

      
Application Number 18217387
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-06-30
First Publication Date 2024-02-01
Owner The Heil Co. (USA)
Inventor
  • Lewis, David G.
  • Maroney, Stanley L.
  • Blanchard, Chad R.

Abstract

A refuse collection vehicle includes a grabber that is operable to engage a refuse container, at least one sensor that is arranged to collect data indicating a relative positioning of a first arm of the grabber and a second arm of the grabber, and a controller having one or more control elements for selecting a target positioning of a first arm of the grabber and a second arm of the grabber. The first arm and the second arm automatically move to the target positioning in response to a signal received by an onboard computing device of the vehicle.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65F 3/04 - Linkages, pivoted arms, or pivoted carriers for raising and subsequently tipping receptacles

13.

3RD EYE

      
Application Number 231551400
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-01-05
Owner The Heil Co. (USA)
NICE Classes  ?
  • 07 - Machines and machine tools
  • 42 - Scientific, technological and industrial services, research and design

Goods & Services

(1) Refuse compactors; refuse recycling balers. (1) Electronic monitoring and reporting of fullness, status, operating, and servicing of refuse receptacles, balers, and compaction devices using computers and sensors and other mechanical and electronic equipment; Software as a service (SAAS) services rendered via a customer portal featuring software for collecting, identifying, identifying, analyzing, monitoring, and reporting information related to the status, fullness, contents, contamination, servicing, and operation of refuse receptacles, balers, and compaction devices, and generating invoices in connection with waste management services.

14.

RESIDENTIAL CONTAINER GUIDES FOR A FRONT END LOADER

      
Application Number 18460268
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-09-01
First Publication Date 2023-12-21
Owner The Heil Co. (USA)
Inventor
  • Evans, Eric
  • Mason, Tracy
  • Stewart, Bryan

Abstract

A refuse vehicle has a Commercial and a Residential Mode whereby when in Commercial Mode, stops or fins, utilized in Residential Mode to assist in securing a residential container laterally at the front of the vehicle, are adjustable to prevent contact or interference with the cab protector or other portions of the vehicle when in Commercial Mode. The fins may be located and/or rotated, such as at least 30 degrees (from position to position) or above a horizontal or otherwise intermediate the residential and commercial configurations. The fins may preferably be located above a bottom of the crossbar when moving through the dumping cycle so as not to contact the cab protector in Commercial Mode. Preferably, the fins may also be housed on the residential refuse container rather than along the crossbar.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65F 3/04 - Linkages, pivoted arms, or pivoted carriers for raising and subsequently tipping receptacles

15.

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR ASSEMBLING REFUSE VEHICLES

      
Document Number 03200642
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-05-09
Open to Public Date 2023-11-09
Owner THE HEIL CO. (USA)
Inventor
  • Fraas, Mark
  • Patil, Malatesh
  • Hughes, Eric Dale

Abstract

A method of assembling a refuse vehicle includes receiving a chassis and one or more refuse vehicle body components; assembling one or more sub-assemblies from the one or more refuse vehicle body components; painting the one or more sub- assemblies and the chassis; and after painting the one or more sub-assemblies and the chassis, coupling the sub-assemblies and the chassis to a body of the refuse vehicle.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B62D 33/08 - Superstructures for load-carrying vehicles characterised by the connection of the superstructure to the vehicle frame comprising adjustable means
  • B62D 21/09 - Means for mounting load bearing surfaces
  • B62D 65/04 - Joining preassembled modular units composed of sub-units performing diverse functions, e.g. engine and bonnet
  • B65F 3/00 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse
  • B65F 3/04 - Linkages, pivoted arms, or pivoted carriers for raising and subsequently tipping receptacles

16.

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR ASSEMBLING REFUSE VEHICLES

      
Application Number 18314695
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-05-09
First Publication Date 2023-11-09
Owner The Heil Co. (USA)
Inventor
  • Fraas, Mark
  • Patil, Malatesh
  • Hughes, Eric Dale

Abstract

A method of assembling a refuse vehicle includes receiving a chassis and one or more refuse vehicle body components; assembling one or more sub-assemblies from the one or more refuse vehicle body components; painting the one or more sub-assemblies and the chassis; and after painting the one or more sub-assemblies and the chassis, coupling the sub-assemblies and the chassis to a body of the refuse vehicle.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B62D 65/16 - Joining sub-units or components to, or positioning sub-units or components with respect to, body shell or other sub-units or components the sub-units or components being exterior fittings, e.g. bumpers, lights, wipers
  • B65F 3/00 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse

17.

AUTOMATIC CONTROL OF A REFUSE FRONT END LOADER

      
Application Number 18342330
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-06-27
First Publication Date 2023-10-26
Owner The Heil Co. (USA)
Inventor
  • Whitfield, Jr., Ralph Waldo
  • Ham, Brian Huston
  • Curotto, John M.
  • Cooper, Andrew Blaine
  • Parker, Brian T.

Abstract

An automatic control system for a refuse vehicle includes a mode select switch disposed within the vehicle that generates a mode select signal based on input from an operator of the vehicle, a control mechanism disposed within the vehicle that operates in response to the mode select signal, and a plurality of sensors adapted to sense a plurality of characteristics of the vehicle and adapted to communicate the plurality of sensed characteristics. The system further includes a control module that receives control instructions from the control mechanism and selectively controls at least one component of a plurality of components of the vehicle based on the mode select signal, at least one of the plurality of sensed characteristics, and the control instructions.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65F 3/04 - Linkages, pivoted arms, or pivoted carriers for raising and subsequently tipping receptacles

18.

THIRDEYE

      
Application Number 228814800
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-10-19
Owner The Heil Co. (USA)
NICE Classes  ?
  • 09 - Scientific and electric apparatus and instruments
  • 42 - Scientific, technological and industrial services, research and design

Goods & Services

(1) Vehicle safety equipment, namely, an on-board vehicular surveillance system comprised of cameras and monitors; Visual and audio recordings featuring audible sound alerts for use with on-board vehicular surveillance systems; Vehicle detection equipment, namely, display monitors, computers, image sensors, video cameras, and operating system and application software to detect vehicle location; downloadable software in the nature of a mobile application for monitoring, managing, tracking, communicating with and analyzing data, video and information from vehicle safety and operational systems (1) Providing temporary use of on-line non-downloadable software for monitoring, managing, tracking, communicating with and analyzing data, video and information from vehicle safety and operational systems

19.

REAR LOADING REFUSE VEHICLE

      
Application Number 18169535
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-02-15
First Publication Date 2023-10-05
Owner The Heil Co. (USA)
Inventor
  • Fraas, Mark
  • Whitten, Evan Tyler
  • Peek, Michael Shane

Abstract

A refuse vehicle body includes a hopper configured to receive refuse and a storage container configured to store compacted refuse. A tailgate is coupled to a rearward facing side of the refuse vehicle body and is movable between closed and opened positions. The refuse vehicle body includes a rear loading assembly configured to (i) engage a refuse container at a rear side of the refuse vehicle body, (ii) lift the refuse container over a top end of the tailgate, and (iii) rotate the refuse container above the hopper such that the refuse container is unloaded into the hopper. The refuse vehicle body further includes a refuse packing assembly configured to transfer refuse from the hopper and compact said refuse in the storage container.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65F 3/04 - Linkages, pivoted arms, or pivoted carriers for raising and subsequently tipping receptacles

20.

REAR LOADING REFUSE VEHICLE

      
Document Number 03194266
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-03-28
Open to Public Date 2023-09-29
Owner THE HEIL CO. (USA)
Inventor
  • Fraas, Mark
  • Whitten, Evan Tyler
  • Peek, Michael Shane

Abstract

A refuse vehicle body includes a hopper configured to receive refuse and a storage container configured to store compacted refuse. A tailgate is coupled to a rearward facing side of the body and is movable between closed and opened positions. The vehicle body includes a rear loading assembly configured to (i) engage a refuse container at a rear side of the vehicle body, (ii) lift the refuse container over a top end of the tailgate, and (iii) rotate the refuse container above the hopper such that the refuse container is unloaded into the hopper. The vehicle body further includes a refuse packing assembly configured to transfer refuse from the hopper and compact said refuse in the storage container.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65F 3/04 - Linkages, pivoted arms, or pivoted carriers for raising and subsequently tipping receptacles
  • B65F 3/00 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse
  • B65F 3/02 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse with means for discharging refuse receptacles thereinto

21.

EYE-SITE

      
Serial Number 98187165
Status Registered
Filing Date 2023-09-19
Registration Date 2024-05-14
Owner The Heil Co. ()
NICE Classes  ? 42 - Scientific, technological and industrial services, research and design

Goods & Services

Providing online non-downloadable software featuring information related to the operation, control, management and monitoring of fleets of vehicles

22.

HYBRID ELECTRIC HYDRAULIC REFUSE VEHICLE

      
Document Number 03192127
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-03-06
Open to Public Date 2023-09-07
Owner THE HEIL CO. (USA)
Inventor
  • Maroney, Stanley L.
  • Williams, Robert B.
  • Anders, Douglas Michael

Abstract

A refuse vehicle includes a vehicle body on a chassis having a frame, an internal combustion engine (ICE), and a transmission coupling the ICE with a plurality of tractive elements. The vehicle body includes an electrically powered body system and a hydraulically powered body system. A first power module is coupled with the ICE and is configured to provide rotary power to a hydraulic pump that is configured to provide hydraulic power to the hydraulically powered body system. A second power module is coupled with the transmission and configured to rotationally couple and decouple an electrical generator with the transmission. The generator is configured to charge at least one battery when rotationally coupled with the transmission. The battery is configured to provide electrical power to the electrically powered body system.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65F 3/00 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse
  • B60W 20/13 - Controlling the power contribution of each of the prime movers to meet required power demand in order to prevent overcharging or battery depletion
  • B65F 3/04 - Linkages, pivoted arms, or pivoted carriers for raising and subsequently tipping receptacles
  • B65F 3/14 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse with devices for charging, distributing, or compressing refuse in the interior of the tank of a refuse vehicle

23.

HYBRID ELECTRIC HYDRAULIC REFUSE VEHICLE

      
Application Number 18169975
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-02-16
First Publication Date 2023-09-07
Owner The Heil Co. (USA)
Inventor
  • Maroney, Stanley L.
  • Williams, Robert B.
  • Anders, Douglas Michael

Abstract

A refuse vehicle includes a vehicle body on a chassis having a frame, an internal combustion engine (ICE), and a transmission coupling the ICE with a plurality of tractive elements. The vehicle body includes an electrically powered body system and a hydraulically powered body system. A first power module is coupled with the ICE and is configured to provide rotary power to a hydraulic pump that is configured to provide hydraulic power to the hydraulically powered body system. A second power module is coupled with the transmission and configured to rotationally couple and decouple an electrical generator with the transmission. The generator is configured to charge at least one battery when rotationally coupled with the transmission. The battery is configured to provide electrical power to the electrically powered body system.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65F 3/04 - Linkages, pivoted arms, or pivoted carriers for raising and subsequently tipping receptacles
  • B60K 5/00 - Arrangement or mounting of internal-combustion or jet-propulsion units
  • B60R 16/033 - Electric or fluid circuits specially adapted for vehicles and not otherwise provided for; Arrangement of elements of electric or fluid circuits specially adapted for vehicles and not otherwise provided for electric for supply of electrical power to vehicle subsystems characterised by the use of electrical cells or batteries
  • B60K 25/06 - Auxiliary drives from the transmission power take-off
  • B60K 25/02 - Auxiliary drives directly from an engine shaft
  • H02J 7/14 - Circuit arrangements for charging or depolarising batteries or for supplying loads from batteries for charging batteries from dynamo-electric generators driven at varying speed, e.g. on vehicle
  • F15B 15/18 - Combined units comprising both motor and pump

24.

Refuse container identification using parcel data

      
Application Number 18168186
Grant Number 11816940
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-02-13
First Publication Date 2023-08-24
Grant Date 2023-11-14
Owner The Heil Co. (USA)
Inventor
  • Romano, Anthony
  • Geary, Michael Dean

Abstract

Techniques are described for correlating entity identification information with refuse containers being serviced by a refuse collection vehicle (RCV). Location data can be collected by location sensor(s) on the RCV at a time when a triggering condition is present, such as a time when a lift arm is operating to empty a refuse container into the hopper of the RCV. The location data can be provided as input to an algorithm that estimates a container location through a vector offset to account for the distance and direction of the RCV lift arm relative to the location sensor in the RCV. The container location can be correlated with parcel data to determine the parcel that the container was on or near to when it was serviced, and the customer or other entity associated with the parcel can be correlated to the particular container based on the analysis.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01S 19/42 - Determining position
  • G07C 5/08 - Registering or indicating performance data other than driving, working, idle, or waiting time, with or without registering driving, working, idle, or waiting time
  • B60P 1/34 - Vehicles predominantly for transporting loads and modified to facilitate loading, consolidating the load, or unloading with a tipping movement of load supporting or containing element in combination with another movement of the element the other movement being raising or lowering
  • G01C 21/36 - Input/output arrangements for on-board computers
  • B65F 3/04 - Linkages, pivoted arms, or pivoted carriers for raising and subsequently tipping receptacles
  • B65F 3/02 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse with means for discharging refuse receptacles thereinto

25.

REFUSE COLLECTION VEHICLE

      
Application Number 18163075
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-02-01
First Publication Date 2023-08-10
Owner The Heil Co. (USA)
Inventor
  • Maroney, Stanley L.
  • Pandya, Tapankumar
  • Anders, Douglas Michael
  • Parker, Brian T.

Abstract

A refuse collection vehicle includes a wheeled chassis, a battery pack, a refuse collection body, and a DC-DC converter. The wheeled chassis has an electric propulsion motor connected to a road wheel of the chassis. The battery pack has multiple battery cells and provides electrical power to the propulsion motor. The refuse collection body is carried by the chassis and defines a refuse storage compartment. The refuse collection body includes a refuse packer driven by an electric packer motor. The refuse collection body also includes a powered tailgate driven by an electric tailgate motor. The DC-DC converter is connected to the battery pack and provides electrical power to the electric packer motor and to the electric tailgate motor at one or more DC voltages different than a voltage provided by the battery pack to the DC-DC converter.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65F 3/14 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse with devices for charging, distributing, or compressing refuse in the interior of the tank of a refuse vehicle
  • B65F 3/04 - Linkages, pivoted arms, or pivoted carriers for raising and subsequently tipping receptacles
  • H01M 50/204 - Racks, modules or packs for multiple batteries or multiple cells
  • H01M 50/249 - Mountings; Secondary casings or frames; Racks, modules or packs; Suspension devices; Shock absorbers; Transport or carrying devices; Holders specially adapted for aircraft or vehicles, e.g. cars or trains
  • B60L 50/60 - Electric propulsion with power supplied within the vehicle using propulsion power supplied by batteries or fuel cells using power supplied by batteries
  • B60L 1/00 - Supplying electric power to auxiliary equipment of electrically-propelled vehicles
  • B60K 1/04 - Arrangement or mounting of electrical propulsion units of the electric storage means for propulsion

26.

REFUSE COLLECTION VEHICLE

      
Document Number 03188690
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-02-03
Open to Public Date 2023-08-04
Owner THE HEIL CO. (USA)
Inventor
  • Maroney, Stanley L.
  • Pandya, Tapankumar
  • Anders, Douglas Michael
  • Parker, Brian T.

Abstract

A refuse collection vehicle includes a wheeled chassis, a battery pack, a refuse collection body, and a DC-DC converter. The wheeled chassis has an electric propulsion motor connected to a road wheel of the chassis. The battery pack has multiple battery cells and provides electrical power to the propulsion motor. The refuse collection body is carried by the chassis and defines a refuse storage compartment. The refuse collection body includes a refuse packer driven by an electric packer motor. The refuse collection body also includes a powered tailgate driven by an electric tailgate motor. The DC-DC converter is connected to the battery pack and provides electrical power to the electric packer motor and to the electric tailgate motor at one or more DC voltages different than a voltage provided by the battery pack to the DC-DC converter.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65F 3/14 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse with devices for charging, distributing, or compressing refuse in the interior of the tank of a refuse vehicle
  • B65F 3/00 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse

27.

SCRAMBLING DATA FOR USE WITH VEHICLE COMMUNICATION PROTOCOL

      
Application Number 18296606
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-04-06
First Publication Date 2023-08-03
Owner The Heil Co. (USA)
Inventor
  • Salinas, Ricardo Castano
  • Smith, John Forrest

Abstract

A scrambling method of data on a J1939 communication system of a vehicle involves at least moving data from one of a PGN and a PGN/SPN location to another PGN or PGN/SPN location at a first controller on the vehicle before transmitting data and then re-ordering the data at a second controller. Some embodiments further comprise encrypting data either before or after shifting, but before transmitting so as to further complicate efforts to interpret meaningful data from the transmission. The second controller may be on the vehicle or may be remotely located.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 9/16 - Arrangements for secret or secure communications; Network security protocols using a plurality of keys or algorithms the keys or algorithms being changed during operation
  • H04L 9/40 - Network security protocols
  • B65F 3/00 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse
  • H04L 9/08 - Key distribution
  • H04W 4/48 - Services specially adapted for particular environments, situations or purposes for vehicles, e.g. vehicle-to-pedestrians [V2P] for in-vehicle communication
  • H04L 12/40 - Bus networks

28.

SEMI-AUTONOMOUS REFUSE COLLECTION

      
Application Number 18185948
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-03-17
First Publication Date 2023-08-03
Owner The Heil Co. (USA)
Inventor
  • Maroney, Stanley L.
  • Lewis, David G.
  • Williams, Robert B.

Abstract

Operating a refuse collection vehicle to collect refuse from a refuse container includes positioning a refuse collection vehicle with respect to a refuse container to be emptied, and manually engaging a switch to initiate a dump cycle to be performed by the refuse collection vehicle on the refuse container. The dump cycle includes engaging the refuse container with a portion of the vehicle, lifting the engaged refuse container to a dump position, and moving the refuse container to release contents of the refuse container into a hopper of the refuse collection vehicle. The dump cycle continues to completion as long as the switch remains manually engaged.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65F 3/04 - Linkages, pivoted arms, or pivoted carriers for raising and subsequently tipping receptacles

29.

IDENTIFYING OVERFILLED CONTAINERS

      
Application Number 18189042
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-03-23
First Publication Date 2023-07-20
Owner The Heil Co. (USA)
Inventor
  • Swaroop, Prem
  • Kamble, Atish P.
  • Dev, Bodhayan

Abstract

Among other things, the techniques described herein include a method for receiving a plurality of images of one or more containers while the one or more containers are being emptied, the plurality of images comprising a training set of images and a validation set of images; labeling each image of the plurality of images as including either an overfilled container or a not-overfilled container; processing each image of the plurality of images to reduce bias of a machine learning model; training, and based on the labeling, the machine learning model using the plurality of images; and optimizing the machine learning model by performing learning against the validation set, the optimized machine learning model being used to generate a prediction for a new image of a container, the prediction indicating whether the container in the new image was overfilled prior to the new container being emptied.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06V 10/20 - Image preprocessing
  • G06V 10/56 - Extraction of image or video features relating to colour
  • G06V 20/56 - Context or environment of the image exterior to a vehicle by using sensors mounted on the vehicle
  • G06F 18/21 - Design or setup of recognition systems or techniques; Extraction of features in feature space; Blind source separation
  • G06F 18/214 - Generating training patterns; Bootstrap methods, e.g. bagging or boosting
  • G06V 10/764 - Arrangements for image or video recognition or understanding using pattern recognition or machine learning using classification, e.g. of video objects
  • G06V 10/774 - Generating sets of training patterns; Bootstrap methods, e.g. bagging or boosting
  • G06V 10/776 - Validation; Performance evaluation

30.

SERVICE VERIFICATION FOR A REAR LOADING REFUSE VEHICLE

      
Application Number 18151315
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-01-06
First Publication Date 2023-07-13
Owner The Heil Co. (USA)
Inventor
  • Ham, Brian Huston
  • Genzer, Kelly Lee
  • Romano, Anthony

Abstract

A service verification system for a rear loading refuse vehicle includes a motion sensor on a tailgate of the refuse vehicle. The motion sensor is configured to sense refuse being loaded into a tailgate hopper and to provide a time-stamped triggering signal corresponding to a refuse loading event. An onboard processor is configured to receive the triggering signal and evaluate other sensor data to correlate the refuse loading event with an entity.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65F 3/14 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse with devices for charging, distributing, or compressing refuse in the interior of the tank of a refuse vehicle
  • G01S 13/56 - Discriminating between fixed and moving objects or between objects moving at different speeds for presence detection
  • G01S 13/86 - Combinations of radar systems with non-radar systems, e.g. sonar, direction finder

31.

3RD EYE

      
Serial Number 98072841
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-07-06
Owner The Heil Co. ()
NICE Classes  ?
  • 07 - Machines and machine tools
  • 42 - Scientific, technological and industrial services, research and design

Goods & Services

Refuse compactors; refuse recycling balers Electronic monitoring and reporting of fullness, status, operating, and servicing of refuse receptacles, balers, and compaction devices using computers and sensors and other mechanical and electronic equipment; Software as a service (SAAS) services rendered via a customer portal featuring software for collecting, identifying, identifying, analyzing, monitoring, and reporting information related to the status, fullness, contents, contamination, servicing, and operation of refuse receptacles, balers, and compaction devices, and generating invoices in connection with waste management services

32.

TAILGATE WITH STRUCTURALLY INTEGRATED CNG SYSTEM

      
Application Number 18175321
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-02-27
First Publication Date 2023-06-29
Owner The Heil Co. (USA)
Inventor Mckinney, Bobby Ray

Abstract

A refuse vehicle has a tailgate. The tailgate has a framework to secure CNG tanks. A cover overlays the frame work to provide an aesthetic appearance to the vehicle.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60K 15/07 - Mounting of tanks of gas tanks
  • B62D 33/023 - Sideboard or tailgate structures
  • B65F 3/00 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse
  • B60J 5/10 - Doors arranged at the vehicle rear
  • B62D 33/027 - Sideboard or tailgate structures movable

33.

REFUSE COLLECTION VEHICLE POSITIONING

      
Application Number 18179244
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-03-06
First Publication Date 2023-06-29
Owner The Heil Co. (USA)
Inventor
  • Williams, Robert B.
  • Maroney, Stanley L.

Abstract

A refuse collection vehicle includes a fork assembly that is operable to engage one or more fork pockets of a refuse container, a lift arm that is operable to lift a refuse container, and at least one sensor that is configured to collect data indicating a position of the one or more fork pockets of the refuse container. A position of at least one of the fork assembly or the lift arm is adjusted in response to the data collected by the at least one sensor.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65F 3/04 - Linkages, pivoted arms, or pivoted carriers for raising and subsequently tipping receptacles

34.

Intermediate container for integration with a refuse vehicle

      
Application Number 18087501
Grant Number 11858731
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-12-22
First Publication Date 2023-06-08
Grant Date 2024-01-02
Owner The Heil Co. (USA)
Inventor
  • Gentry, David C.
  • Stewart, Bryan
  • Ham, Brian
  • Mckinney, Bobby Ray
  • Bedwell, John Wayne

Abstract

An intermediate container for a refuse vehicle where the container is positioned in front of the refuse vehicle is provided. A plurality of legs extends from the container toward the refuse vehicle. An attachment mechanism is on each leg to secure the legs to a front loading arm assembly of the refuse vehicle.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65F 3/02 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse with means for discharging refuse receptacles thereinto
  • B65F 1/12 - Refuse receptacles with devices facilitating emptying
  • B65F 3/04 - Linkages, pivoted arms, or pivoted carriers for raising and subsequently tipping receptacles

35.

CONTROLLING A REFUSE COLLECTION VEHICLE BASED ON RADIOACTIVE WASTE DETECTION

      
Document Number 03183302
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-11-30
Open to Public Date 2023-05-30
Owner THE HEIL CO. (USA)
Inventor
  • Ham, Brian Huston
  • Geary, Michael Dean
  • Romano, Anthony

Abstract

A method of operating a refuse collection vehicle includes receiving, from a radiation detector coupled to the refuse collection vehicle, data indicating radiation being emitted proximate the refuse collection vehicle from refuse to be collected by the refuse collection vehicle, and, in response to the receiving the data, altering operation of a portion of the refuse collection vehicle.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65F 3/00 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse

36.

Refuse Vehicle Dump Verification System and Apparatus

      
Application Number 18151357
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-01-06
First Publication Date 2023-05-25
Owner The Heil Co. (USA)
Inventor
  • Salinas, Ricardo Castano
  • Ham, Brian Huston
  • Hund, Jr., Henry Michael
  • Smith, John Forrest

Abstract

A method and device for positively identifying that a dump event of a refuse container has occurred into a refuse hopper of a refuse vehicle are provided. When used with route software, alerts may be generated if a specific refuse container is missed or if an unexpected dump event occurs during the route.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65F 3/02 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse with means for discharging refuse receptacles thereinto

37.

VEHICLE BODY FUEL CONSUMPTION DETERMINATION BASED ON SENSOR DATA

      
Application Number 18084162
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-12-19
First Publication Date 2023-04-20
Owner The Heil Co. (USA)
Inventor
  • Buteau, Richard
  • Wilding, Thomas Leon
  • Jiang, Albert Xiaoxia
  • Smith, John Forrest
  • Geary, Michael Dean
  • Ham, Brian Huston

Abstract

Techniques are described for determining an amount of fuel that is consumed by the body components of a vehicle, based at least partly on sensor data describing the operations of the body components and/or the location of the vehicle. A vehicle is equipped with a body that has any suitable number of body components that perform operations not directly associated with the translational movement of the vehicle from one location to another. Fuel is consumed to provide power (e.g., through power take off) to operate the body components. The vehicle includes sensor device(s) configured to sense the operations of the body components and generate sensor data that describes the operations of the body components. The sensor data is analyzed to determine an amount of fuel that is consumed to power the operations of the body components.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01F 9/00 - Measuring volume flow relative to another variable, e.g. of liquid fuel for an engine
  • G01M 15/04 - Testing internal-combustion engines

38.

THIRDEYE

      
Serial Number 97896601
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-04-19
Owner The Heil Co. ()
NICE Classes  ?
  • 09 - Scientific and electric apparatus and instruments
  • 42 - Scientific, technological and industrial services, research and design

Goods & Services

Vehicle safety equipment, namely, an on-board vehicular surveillance system comprised of cameras and monitors; Visual and audio recordings featuring audible sound alerts for use with on-board vehicular surveillance systems; Vehicle detection equipment comprised of display monitors, computers, image sensors, video cameras, and recorded and downloadable operating system and application software to detect vehicle location; downloadable software in the nature of a mobile application for monitoring, managing, tracking, communicating with and analyzing data, video and information from vehicle safety and operational systems Providing temporary use of on-line non-downloadable software for monitoring, managing, tracking, communicating with and analyzing data, video and information from vehicle safety and operational systems

39.

MECHANICAL ARM

      
Application Number 17939609
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-09-07
First Publication Date 2023-03-23
Owner The Heil Co. (USA)
Inventor Boivin, Claude

Abstract

A mechanical arm designed to provide automated garbage collection with smooth, constant movement (i.e. movement that has minimal jerk/shock) thereby resulting in limited shock stress on the components and leading to high durability. The mechanical arm including a horizontal displacement system having a plurality of sections rollingly engaged to one another and a motor mounted to an immobile section for drivingly extending section in a generally horizontal orientation, a vertical displacement system having a plurality of masts rollingly engaged to one another and a motor mounted to a first mast for drivingly extending a second mast in a generally vertical orientation, and/or a grabber system having a plurality of fingers mounted to a frame and operated by a single motor.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65F 3/04 - Linkages, pivoted arms, or pivoted carriers for raising and subsequently tipping receptacles
  • B60P 1/48 - Vehicles predominantly for transporting loads and modified to facilitate loading, consolidating the load, or unloading using pivoted arms raisable above the load supporting or containing element
  • B25J 9/10 - Programme-controlled manipulators characterised by positioning means for manipulator elements
  • B25J 18/02 - Arms extensible
  • B66C 1/42 - Gripping members engaging only the external or internal surface of the articles

40.

REAR LOADING REFUSE VEHICLE WITH A MODULAR PACKER

      
Application Number 17939436
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-09-07
First Publication Date 2023-03-09
Owner The Heil Co. (USA)
Inventor
  • Peek, Michael Shane
  • Fraas, Mark
  • Pandya, Tapankumar

Abstract

A rear loading refuse vehicle includes a tailgate coupled to a rearward end of the body. The tailgate includes a modular refuse packing assembly removably mounted therein and configured to compact refuse received in a hopper into a storage chamber located in the body. The modular refuse packing assembly may include a frame supporting an actuator and a blade. The frame is removably coupled to the tailgate. The actuator is configured to move the blade between extended and retracted positions and thereby compact the refuse received in the hopper.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65F 3/28 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse with devices for unloading the tank of a refuse vehicle by a lengthwise movement of a wall, e.g. a plate, a piston, or the like
  • B65F 3/20 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse with devices for charging, distributing, or compressing refuse in the interior of the tank of a refuse vehicle with charging pistons, plates, or the like

41.

Gripper finger pad

      
Application Number 29767934
Grant Number D0977321
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-01-26
First Publication Date 2023-02-07
Grant Date 2023-02-07
Owner The Heil Co. (USA)
Inventor Stewart, Bryan

42.

Automatic control of a refuse front end loader

      
Application Number 17816541
Grant Number 11718471
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-08-01
First Publication Date 2023-01-19
Grant Date 2023-08-08
Owner The Heil Company (USA)
Inventor
  • Whitfield, Jr., Ralph Waldo
  • Ham, Brian Huston
  • Curotto, John M.
  • Cooper, Andrew Blaine
  • Parker, Brian T.

Abstract

An automatic control system for a refuse vehicle includes a mode select switch disposed within the vehicle that generates a mode select signal based on input from an operator of the vehicle, a control mechanism disposed within the vehicle that operates in response to the mode select signal, and a plurality of sensors adapted to sense a plurality of characteristics of the vehicle and adapted to communicate the plurality of sensed characteristics. The system further includes a control module that receives control instructions from the control mechanism and selectively controls at least one component of a plurality of components of the vehicle based on the mode select signal, at least one of the plurality of sensed characteristics, and the control instructions.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65F 3/02 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse with means for discharging refuse receptacles thereinto
  • B65F 3/04 - Linkages, pivoted arms, or pivoted carriers for raising and subsequently tipping receptacles
  • B65F 3/14 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse with devices for charging, distributing, or compressing refuse in the interior of the tank of a refuse vehicle
  • G06Q 10/30 - Administration of product recycling or disposal

43.

Biasing cradle for refuse vehicle

      
Application Number 17816544
Grant Number 11905112
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-08-01
First Publication Date 2023-01-19
Grant Date 2024-02-20
Owner The Heil Co. (USA)
Inventor Ford, Richard

Abstract

A cradle and guide system for a refuse vehicle has at least one track member mounted on a bumper of a refuse vehicle. The at least one track member is able to deflect horizontally to compensate for misalignment. At least one guide member is mounted to a front loading fork of the refuse vehicle. The at least one guide member contacts the at least one track member to limit horizontal movement of the front loading fork with respect to the refuse vehicle during misalignment. The at least one track member returns to its original position to align the front loading forks.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65F 3/04 - Linkages, pivoted arms, or pivoted carriers for raising and subsequently tipping receptacles
  • B65F 3/02 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse with means for discharging refuse receptacles thereinto

44.

PACK THROUGH EJECT PANEL

      
Application Number 17816597
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-08-01
First Publication Date 2023-01-19
Owner THE HEIL CO. (USA)
Inventor
  • Boivin, Claude
  • Boivin, Eric
  • Marsan, Hugo

Abstract

There is disclosed a waste collecting device having a container for receiving waste therein. The container has an end wall and an ejector panel. The container encloses a waste receiving volume. The ejector panel has an opening therethrough for allowing access to the waste receiving volume for receiving the waste. The waste collecting device further has a compactor outside the waste receiving volume being operable for pushing the waste in the container through the opening. The ejector panel is movable within the waste receiving volume and relative to a floor of the container for pushing the waste out of the waste receiving volume. A method of operating a waste collecting device is also disclosed.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65F 3/22 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse with devices for charging, distributing, or compressing refuse in the interior of the tank of a refuse vehicle with screw conveyors or rotary tanks
  • B65F 3/24 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse with devices for unloading the tank of a refuse vehicle

45.

REFUSE PACKER SYSTEM WITH AUGER

      
Application Number 17810995
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-07-06
First Publication Date 2023-01-12
Owner The Heil Co. (USA)
Inventor
  • Fraas, Mark
  • Evans, Eric
  • Peek, Michael Shane
  • Mason, Tracy
  • Pandya, Tapankumar
  • White, Bryan
  • Basrai, Taher Taiyeb

Abstract

A refuse collection vehicle having a packer system, a hopper, and a storage compartment. A wall between the storage compartment and the hopper defines an opening that allows refuse to pass from the hopper to the storage compartment. The packer system includes an auger screw and a driver. The driver rotates the auger screw such that refuse is packed into the storage compartment through the opening. A door can be positioned to cover the opening in the wall to inhibit refuse from passing back through the opening. A door actuator system moves the door to selectively open and close the door on the opening. A packing actuator can push an ejector panel across the floor of the storage compartment while the door is closed on the opening in the wall to further compact refuse in the storage compartment or to eject refuse from the vehicle.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65F 3/22 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse with devices for charging, distributing, or compressing refuse in the interior of the tank of a refuse vehicle with screw conveyors or rotary tanks
  • B65F 3/02 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse with means for discharging refuse receptacles thereinto

46.

REFUSE COLLECTION WITH AUGER AND CONTAMINATION DETECTION PANEL

      
Application Number 17811246
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-07-07
First Publication Date 2023-01-12
Owner The Heil Co. (USA)
Inventor
  • Gentry, David C.
  • Evans, Eric
  • Stewart, Bryan
  • Giles, Anthony B.
  • Peek, Michael Shane

Abstract

A refuse collection vehicle includes a packer system with an auger screw, one or more refuse support panels, one or more sensing devices, and a refuse support panel actuator system. The refuse support panel(s) support refuse while characteristics of the refuse are sensed. The refuse support panel actuator system moves the refuse support panels such that refuse is released from the refuse support panels in to the packer system. A driver of the packer system rotates the auger screw such the refuse is packed into a storage compartment of the vehicle.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65F 3/22 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse with devices for charging, distributing, or compressing refuse in the interior of the tank of a refuse vehicle with screw conveyors or rotary tanks

47.

REFUSE PACKER SYSTEM WITH HELICAL BAND ACTUATORS

      
Application Number 17811253
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-07-07
First Publication Date 2023-01-12
Owner The Heil Co. (USA)
Inventor
  • Smith, John Forrest
  • Wilding, Thomas Leon
  • Magsombol, Rodel Caguete

Abstract

A refuse collection vehicle includes a body having a storage compartment and a packer system. The storage compartment includes a floor. The packer system includes an ejector, two or more helical band actuators, and a driver. The helical band actuators each include a drive cylinder base, a helical band drive cylinder, and a drive cylinder receptacle coupled between the helical band drive cylinder and the ejector. The driver is commonly coupled to the helical band actuators and operable to extend and retract the helical band drive cylinders. The helical band actuators are operable to advance the ejector such that refuse is compacted in the storage compartment or ejected from the storage compartment.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65F 3/20 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse with devices for charging, distributing, or compressing refuse in the interior of the tank of a refuse vehicle with charging pistons, plates, or the like

48.

REFUSE COLLECTION WITH AUGER AND CONTAMINATION DETECTION PANEL

      
Document Number 03164357
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-07-08
Open to Public Date 2023-01-08
Owner THE HEIL CO. (USA)
Inventor
  • Gentry, David C.
  • Evans, Eric
  • Stewart, Bryan
  • Giles, Anthony B.
  • Peek, Michael Shane

Abstract

A refuse collection vehicle includes a packer system with an auger screw, one or more refuse support panels, one or more sensing devices, and a refuse support panel actuator system. The refuse support panel(s) support refuse while the refuse is sensed. The refuse support panel actuator system moves the refuse support panels such that refuse is released from the refuse support panels in to the packer system. A driver of the packer system rotates the auger screw such the refuse is packed into a storage compartment of the vehicle.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65F 3/22 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse with devices for charging, distributing, or compressing refuse in the interior of the tank of a refuse vehicle with screw conveyors or rotary tanks
  • B65F 3/02 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse with means for discharging refuse receptacles thereinto
  • B65F 3/14 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse with devices for charging, distributing, or compressing refuse in the interior of the tank of a refuse vehicle

49.

REFUSE PACKER SYSTEM WITH AUGER

      
Document Number 03164083
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-07-06
Open to Public Date 2023-01-06
Owner THE HEIL CO. (USA)
Inventor
  • Fraas, Mark
  • Evans, Eric
  • Peek, Michael Shane
  • Mason, Tracy
  • Pandya, Tapankumar
  • White, Bryan
  • Basrai, Taher Taiyeb

Abstract

A refuse collection vehicle having a packer system, a hopper, and a storage compartment. A wall between the storage compartment and the hopper defines an opening that allows refuse to pass from the hopper to the storage compartment. The packer system includes an auger screw and a driver. The driver rotates the auger screw such that refuse is packed into the storage compartment through the opening. A door can be positioned to cover the opening in the wall to inhibit refuse from passing back through the opening. A door actuator system moves the door to selectively open and close the door on the opening. A packing actuator can push an ejector panel across the floor of the storage compartment while the door is closed on the opening in the wall to further compact refuse in the storage compartment or to eject refuse from the vehicle.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65F 3/22 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse with devices for charging, distributing, or compressing refuse in the interior of the tank of a refuse vehicle with screw conveyors or rotary tanks

50.

Grabber for a front loader refuse vehicle

      
Application Number 17673542
Grant Number 11945647
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-02-16
First Publication Date 2023-01-05
Grant Date 2024-04-02
Owner The Heil Co. (USA)
Inventor Hund, Jr., Henry Michael

Abstract

A grabber assembly has a beam assembly with a bracket. A grabber gear assembly is coupled with the bracket. The grabber gear assembly has a pair of gear mechanisms coupled with the bracket. Each gear mechanism has a shaft and a pair of thrust bearings, one at each end of the shaft. A grabber arm mounting pad is coupled with each shaft. A gear section is coupled with each shaft. The gear sections of each shaft mesh with one another to drive the grabber arm mounting pads. An actuating driver is coupled with one of the shafts to drive the grabber gear assembly and move the arms between an open and grasping position.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65F 3/04 - Linkages, pivoted arms, or pivoted carriers for raising and subsequently tipping receptacles
  • B65F 3/02 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse with means for discharging refuse receptacles thereinto

51.

ELECTRIC REFUSE VEHICLE POWER MANAGEMENT

      
Application Number US2022073202
Publication Number 2023/278984
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-06-28
Publication Date 2023-01-05
Owner THE HEIL CO. (USA)
Inventor
  • Parker, Brian T.
  • Chandler, Savannah G.
  • Ham, Brian Huston
  • Maroney, Stanley L.
  • Palmer, Rebecca B.
  • Peek, Michael Shane
  • Smith, John Forrest
  • Stewart, Bryan

Abstract

A refuse vehicle includes a vehicle chassis and an all-electric vehicle body on the chassis. The body includes a hopper, a refuse storage container, and a plurality of electrically powered body systems. The body systems include an electrically actuated tailgate, an electrically actuated refuse loading assembly, and an electrically actuated refuse packing assembly configured to remove refuse from the hopper and to pack said refuse in the storage container. The vehicle (e.g., vehicle body) further includes a power management module configured to regulate energy usage of the body systems and/or to record and track electrical energy usage in the body systems.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65F 3/00 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse
  • B60L 1/00 - Supplying electric power to auxiliary equipment of electrically-propelled vehicles
  • B60L 1/12 - Methods or devices for control or regulation
  • B65F 3/02 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse with means for discharging refuse receptacles thereinto

52.

ELECTRIC REFUSE VEHICLE POWER MANAGEMENT

      
Document Number 03224358
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-06-28
Open to Public Date 2023-01-05
Owner THE HEIL CO. (USA)
Inventor
  • Parker, Brian T.
  • Chandler, Savannah G.
  • Ham, Brian Huston
  • Maroney, Stanley L.
  • Palmer, Rebecca B.
  • Peek, Michael Shane
  • Smith, John Forrest
  • Stewart, Bryan

Abstract

A refuse vehicle includes a vehicle chassis and an all-electric vehicle body on the chassis. The body includes a hopper, a refuse storage container, and a plurality of electrically powered body systems. The body systems include an electrically actuated tailgate, an electrically actuated refuse loading assembly, and an electrically actuated refuse packing assembly configured to remove refuse from the hopper and to pack said refuse in the storage container. The vehicle (e.g., vehicle body) further includes a power management module configured to regulate energy usage of the body systems and/or to record and track electrical energy usage in the body systems.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65F 3/00 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse
  • B60L 1/00 - Supplying electric power to auxiliary equipment of electrically-propelled vehicles
  • B60L 1/12 - Methods or devices for control or regulation
  • B65F 3/02 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse with means for discharging refuse receptacles thereinto

53.

Telescopic arm for a refuse vehicle

      
Application Number 17670326
Grant Number 11933352
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-02-11
First Publication Date 2022-12-29
Grant Date 2024-03-19
Owner The Heil Company (USA)
Inventor
  • Gentry, David C.
  • Stewart, Bryan

Abstract

A telescopic side arm for a refuse vehicle has an inner and outer boom. A mounting assembly secures the outer boom with a refuse vehicle. A plurality of bearing pads is positioned between the inner and outer booms to provide smooth movement between the inner and outer booms. A plurality of shims is associated with the bearing pads to assure a tight fit between the inner and outer booms.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F16C 35/02 - Rigid support of bearing units; Housings, e.g. caps, covers in the case of sliding-contact bearings
  • B65F 3/00 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse
  • B65F 3/04 - Linkages, pivoted arms, or pivoted carriers for raising and subsequently tipping receptacles
  • B66C 23/00 - Cranes comprising essentially a beam, boom or triangular structure acting as a cantilever and mounted for translatory or swinging movements in vertical or horizontal planes or a combination of such movements, e.g. jib cranes, derricks or tower cranes
  • B66C 23/70 - Jibs assembled from separate sections to form jibs of various discrete lengths
  • F16B 7/10 - Telescoping systems
  • F16C 11/04 - Pivotal connections
  • F16C 17/02 - Sliding-contact bearings for exclusively rotary movement for radial load only
  • F16C 29/02 - Sliding-contact bearings
  • F16C 29/12 - Arrangements for adjusting play
  • F16C 33/26 - Brasses; Bushes; Linings made from a number of discs, rings, rods, or other members
  • B65F 3/02 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse with means for discharging refuse receptacles thereinto

54.

ELECTRIC REFUSE VEHICLE POWER MANAGEMENT

      
Application Number 17852241
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-06-28
First Publication Date 2022-12-29
Owner The Heil Co. (USA)
Inventor
  • Parker, Brian T.
  • Chandler, Savannah G.
  • Ham, Brian Huston
  • Maroney, Stanley L.
  • Palmer, Rebecca B.
  • Peek, Michael Shane
  • Smith, John Forrest
  • Stewart, Bryan

Abstract

A refuse vehicle includes a vehicle chassis and an all-electric vehicle body on the chassis. The body includes a hopper, a refuse storage container, and a plurality of electrically powered body systems. The body systems include an electrically actuated tailgate, an electrically actuated refuse loading assembly, and an electrically actuated refuse packing assembly configured to remove refuse from the hopper and to pack said refuse in the storage container. The vehicle (e.g., vehicle body) further includes a power management module configured to regulate energy usage of the body systems and/or to record and track electrical energy usage in the body systems.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60K 1/04 - Arrangement or mounting of electrical propulsion units of the electric storage means for propulsion
  • B60P 1/50 - Vehicles predominantly for transporting loads and modified to facilitate loading, consolidating the load, or unloading using pivoted arms raisable above the load supporting or containing element loading from in front of the vehicle
  • B60K 15/03 - Fuel tanks
  • B60L 50/61 - Electric propulsion with power supplied within the vehicle using propulsion power supplied by batteries or fuel cells using power supplied by batteries by batteries charged by engine-driven generators, e.g. series hybrid electric vehicles
  • B60L 1/00 - Supplying electric power to auxiliary equipment of electrically-propelled vehicles
  • B60L 58/14 - Preventing excessive discharging
  • B60L 8/00 - Electric propulsion with power supply from forces of nature, e.g. sun or wind
  • B60L 3/00 - Electric devices on electrically-propelled vehicles for safety purposes; Monitoring operating variables, e.g. speed, deceleration or energy consumption
  • B65F 3/02 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse with means for discharging refuse receptacles thereinto

55.

Refuse Collection Vehicle With Telescoping Arm

      
Application Number 17714589
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-04-06
First Publication Date 2022-12-22
Owner The Heil Co. (USA)
Inventor
  • Price, Thomas L.
  • Bares, John
  • Doll, Robert H.
  • Parker, Brian T.

Abstract

A refuse collection vehicle has a container collection arm with a telescoping boom coupled with a refuse stowage unit of the vehicle. A grasping mechanism is coupled with an end of the boom. A rotary actuator couples the grasping mechanism with the boom to enable a waste container to be moved between a pick up position and a dump position.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65F 3/04 - Linkages, pivoted arms, or pivoted carriers for raising and subsequently tipping receptacles

56.

BEARING PAD MONITORING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

      
Application Number 17824565
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-05-25
First Publication Date 2022-12-01
Owner The Heil Co. (USA)
Inventor
  • Smith, John Forrest
  • Eckerl, Garrett J.

Abstract

A refuse vehicle includes a telescopic arm, a sensor, and a processor. The telescopic arm includes an outer boom defining a bore, an inner boom received in the bore of the outer boom, and a bearing pad received in the bore and located between an exterior surface of the inner boom and an interior surface of the outer boom. The sensor is configured to output data indicating a position of a load-bearing limb of the telescopic arm. The processor is configured to receive data output from the sensor and determine a wear-state of the bearing pad based on the position.

IPC Classes  ?

57.

TAILGATE ACTUATION SYSTEM FOR A REFUSE VEHICLE

      
Application Number 17741041
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-05-10
First Publication Date 2022-11-17
Owner The Heil Co. (USA)
Inventor
  • Peek, Michael Shane
  • Yuds, Andrew J.
  • Eckerl, Garrett J.
  • Shroff, Nitesh S.

Abstract

A refuse vehicle body includes an electrically actuated, rack and pinion tailgate actuation system. A tailgate is rotationally coupled to the body and configured to rotate between closed and open positions. The tailgate actuation system may be supported by the body and/or tailgate and is configured rotate the tailgate between the closed and open position. The tailgate actuation system may further optionally include a locking mechanism configured to lock and unlock the tailgate in the closed position using the same electrically powered rotary actuator that opens and closes the tailgate.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65F 3/20 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse with devices for charging, distributing, or compressing refuse in the interior of the tank of a refuse vehicle with charging pistons, plates, or the like
  • B65F 3/24 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse with devices for unloading the tank of a refuse vehicle

58.

EJECTOR ACTUATION OF REFUSE VEHICLE TAILGATE

      
Application Number 17741047
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-05-10
First Publication Date 2022-11-17
Owner The Heil Co. (USA)
Inventor
  • Fraas, Mark
  • Peek, Michael Shane
  • Stewart, Bryan
  • Evans, Eric

Abstract

A refuse vehicle body includes a tailgate coupled to the body. The tailgate is movable between closed and open positions. An ejector is deployed in the body and configured to translate between forward and rearward positions. An actuator is configured to translate the ejector between the forward and rearward positions and is further configured to provide an actuation force that moves the tailgate from the closed position towards the open position and thereby at least partially opens the tailgate.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65F 3/20 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse with devices for charging, distributing, or compressing refuse in the interior of the tank of a refuse vehicle with charging pistons, plates, or the like
  • B65F 3/28 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse with devices for unloading the tank of a refuse vehicle by a lengthwise movement of a wall, e.g. a plate, a piston, or the like
  • B65F 3/22 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse with devices for charging, distributing, or compressing refuse in the interior of the tank of a refuse vehicle with screw conveyors or rotary tanks

59.

TAILGATE ACTUATION SYSTEM FOR A REFUSE VEHICLE

      
Document Number 03158272
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-05-11
Open to Public Date 2022-11-11
Owner THE HEIL CO. (USA)
Inventor
  • Peek, Michael Shane
  • Yuds, Andrew J.
  • Eckerl, Garrett J.
  • Shroff, Nitesh S.

Abstract

A refuse vehicle body includes an electrically actuated, rack and pinion tailgate actuation system. A tailgate is rotationally coupled to the body and configured to rotate between closed and open positions. The tailgate actuation system is supported by the body and/or tailgate and is configured rotate the tailgate between the closed and open position. The tailgate actuation system is further optionally include a locking mechanism configured to lock and unlock the tailgate in the closed position using the same electrically powered rotary actuator that opens and closes the tailgate.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65F 3/24 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse with devices for unloading the tank of a refuse vehicle
  • B62D 33/027 - Sideboard or tailgate structures movable
  • B62D 33/037 - Latching means therefor
  • B65F 3/00 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse
  • B65F 3/14 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse with devices for charging, distributing, or compressing refuse in the interior of the tank of a refuse vehicle

60.

EJECTOR ACTUATION OF REFUSE VEHICLE TAILGATE

      
Document Number 03158267
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-05-11
Open to Public Date 2022-11-11
Owner THE HEIL CO. (USA)
Inventor
  • Fraas, Mark
  • Peek, Michael Shane
  • Stewart, Bryan
  • Evans, Eric

Abstract

, , õ A refuse vehicle body includes a tailgate coupled to the body. The tailgate is movable between closed and open positions. An ejector is deployed in the body and configured to translate between forward and rearward positions. An actuator is configured to translate the ejector between the forward and rearward positions and is further configured to provide an actuation force that moves the tailgate from the closed position towards the open position and thereby at least partially opens the tailgate.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65F 3/20 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse with devices for charging, distributing, or compressing refuse in the interior of the tank of a refuse vehicle with charging pistons, plates, or the like
  • B62D 33/03 - Sideboard or tailgate structures movable by swinging down
  • B65F 3/28 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse with devices for unloading the tank of a refuse vehicle by a lengthwise movement of a wall, e.g. a plate, a piston, or the like

61.

DESIGN

      
Application Number 222010700
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-11-03
Owner The Heil Co. (USA)
NICE Classes  ? 12 - Land, air and water vehicles; parts of land vehicles

Goods & Services

(1) Refuse collection vehicles

62.

3RD EYE

      
Application Number 221773900
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-10-24
Owner The Heil Co. (USA)
NICE Classes  ?
  • 09 - Scientific and electric apparatus and instruments
  • 42 - Scientific, technological and industrial services, research and design

Goods & Services

(1) Vehicle safety equipment, namely, an on-board vehicular surveillance system comprised of cameras and monitors; Visual and audio recordings featuring audible sound alerts for use with on-board vehicular surveillance systems; Vehicle detection equipment, namely, display monitors, computers, image sensors, video cameras, and operating system and application software to detect vehicle location; downloadable software in the nature of a mobile application for monitoring, managing, tracking, communicating with and analyzing data, video and information from vehicle safety and operational systems (1) Providing temporary use of on-line non-downloadable software for monitoring, managing, tracking, communicating with and analyzing data, video and information from vehicle safety and operational systems

63.

3RD EYE

      
Application Number 221774200
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-10-24
Owner The Heil Co. (USA)
NICE Classes  ?
  • 09 - Scientific and electric apparatus and instruments
  • 42 - Scientific, technological and industrial services, research and design

Goods & Services

(1) Vehicle safety equipment, namely, an on-board vehicular surveillance system comprised of cameras and monitors; Visual and audio recordings featuring audible sound alerts for use with on-board vehicular surveillance systems; Vehicle detection equipment, namely, display monitors, computers, image sensors, video cameras, and operating system and application software to detect vehicle location; downloadable software in the nature of a mobile application for monitoring, managing, tracking, communicating with and analyzing data, video and information from vehicle safety and operational systems (1) Providing temporary use of on-line non-downloadable software for monitoring, managing, tracking, communicating with and analyzing data, video and information from vehicle safety and operational systems

64.

Mechanical arm system for collecting garbage from a garbage container

      
Application Number 17736461
Grant Number 11932486
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-05-04
First Publication Date 2022-10-06
Grant Date 2024-03-19
Owner The Heil Co. (USA)
Inventor
  • Boivin, Claude
  • Boivin, Eric
  • Marsan, Hugo

Abstract

The mechanical arm system can include a garbage container holder and at least one mast. The holder can have guiding wheels engaged with adjacent tracks of the mast, the two adjacent tracks both having a lower portion extending upwardly along the mast, the lower portion of the first track being located forwardly of the lower portion of the second track, the lower portion of both tracks leading into corresponding upper portions which are curved rearwardly. The system can have a primary mast and a secondary mast slidably mounted to the primary mast, with the garbage container slidable mounted to the secondary mast. A driving link can simultaneously connect the primary mast to the secondary mast, and the secondary mast to the holder in a manner that when the driving link is moved, both sliding movements are performed in the same direction.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65F 3/08 - Platform elevators or hoists with guides or runways for raising or tipping receptacles
  • B65F 3/02 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse with means for discharging refuse receptacles thereinto

65.

Vehicle Activity Information System

      
Application Number 17837324
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-06-10
First Publication Date 2022-09-22
Owner The Heil Co. (USA)
Inventor Reed, James Darrick

Abstract

Techniques are described for vehicle activity information collection and analysis. A vehicle activity information unit in a vehicle generates vehicle activity information including video data that is captured by interior and/or exterior camera(s) on the vehicle. The vehicle activity information can also include sensor data generated by an accelerometer, a compass, a temperature sensor, a Global Positioning System module, and/or other sensor(s). The vehicle activity information can also include audio data generated by at least one microphone. In some implementations, at least a portion of the vehicle activity information is collected during a period of time that includes an event (e.g., an accident). The information is stored in data storage with an association between the information and the event, and is processed to generate performance data associated with a driver of the vehicle. The performance data can be presented through a user interface to the driver or other(s).

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60R 16/023 - Electric or fluid circuits specially adapted for vehicles and not otherwise provided for; Arrangement of elements of electric or fluid circuits specially adapted for vehicles and not otherwise provided for electric for transmission of signals between vehicle parts or subsystems
  • G09B 19/16 - Control of vehicles or other craft
  • B60K 28/10 - Safety devices for propulsion-unit control, specially adapted for, or arranged in, vehicles, e.g. preventing fuel supply or ignition in the event of potentially dangerous conditions responsive to conditions relating to the vehicle
  • B60K 31/00 - Vehicle fittings, acting on a single sub-unit only, for automatically controlling vehicle speed, i.e. preventing speed from exceeding an arbitrarily established velocity or maintaining speed at a particular velocity, as selected by the vehicle operat
  • B60W 50/14 - Means for informing the driver, warning the driver or prompting a driver intervention
  • G01C 21/36 - Input/output arrangements for on-board computers
  • G08G 1/01 - Detecting movement of traffic to be counted or controlled
  • G08G 1/0967 - Systems involving transmission of highway information, e.g. weather, speed limits

66.

REVAMP

      
Application Number 220625100
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-08-25
Owner The Heil Co. (USA)
NICE Classes  ? 12 - Land, air and water vehicles; parts of land vehicles

Goods & Services

(1) Refuse collection vehicles

67.

Semi-autonomous refuse collection

      
Application Number 17734624
Grant Number 11608226
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-05-02
First Publication Date 2022-08-18
Grant Date 2023-03-21
Owner The Heil Co. (USA)
Inventor
  • Maroney, Stanley L.
  • Lewis, David G.
  • Williams, Robert B.

Abstract

Operating a refuse collection vehicle to collect refuse from a refuse container includes positioning a refuse collection vehicle with respect to a refuse container to be emptied, and manually engaging a switch to initiate a dump cycle to be performed by the refuse collection vehicle on the refuse container. The dump cycle includes engaging the refuse container with a portion of the vehicle, lifting the engaged refuse container to a dump position, and moving the refuse container to release contents of the refuse container into a hopper of the refuse collection vehicle. The dump cycle continues to completion as long as the switch remains manually engaged.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65F 3/04 - Linkages, pivoted arms, or pivoted carriers for raising and subsequently tipping receptacles
  • B65F 3/02 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse with means for discharging refuse receptacles thereinto

68.

Multiple gas tank assembly with individual pressure monitoring

      
Application Number 17557750
Grant Number 11673467
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-12-21
First Publication Date 2022-08-11
Grant Date 2023-06-13
Owner The Heil Co. (USA)
Inventor
  • Shroff, Nitesh
  • Maroney, Stanley L.

Abstract

This disclosure describes an assembly for gas (e.g., compressed natural gas) storage. The assembly includes multiple gas storage tanks, with each tank coupled to a separate sub-assembly that includes a pressure gauge, shutoff valve, and pressure relief device (PRD), providing for independent pressure monitoring, shutoff, and pressure relief for each of the tanks.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60K 15/07 - Mounting of tanks of gas tanks
  • B60K 15/077 - Fuel tanks with means modifying or controlling distribution or motion of fuel, e.g. to prevent noise, surge, splash or fuel starvation
  • F02D 19/02 - Controlling engines characterised by their use of non-liquid fuels, pluralities of fuels, or non-fuel substances added to the combustible mixtures peculiar to engines working with gaseous fuels
  • B60K 15/073 - Tank construction specially adapted to the vehicle
  • B60K 15/03 - Fuel tanks

69.

HYDRAULIC CYLINDER MONITORING

      
Application Number 17578200
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-01-18
First Publication Date 2022-08-04
Owner The Heil Co. (USA)
Inventor
  • Smith, John Forrest
  • De Leon, Alejandro
  • Eckerl, Garrett
  • Jiang, Albert Xiaoxia
  • Wilding, Thomas Leon

Abstract

A refuse collection vehicle has various hydraulic actuators including at least one cylinder with an internal seal. A sensor is responsive to movement of the piston and sends a signal to a controller to indicate piston movement information during an associated vehicle body component movement. The controller is configured to determine a motion characteristic of the piston during a predetermined body component movement, compare the determined motion characteristic to a stored reference motion characteristic, and in response to determining that a difference between the determined motion characteristic and the reference motion characteristic is greater than a predetermined value, trigger an indication that the refuse collection vehicle is in need of service.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F15B 15/28 - Means for indicating the position, e.g. end of stroke
  • F15B 15/14 - Fluid-actuated devices for displacing a member from one position to another; Gearing associated therewith characterised by the construction of the motor unit of the straight-cylinder type
  • F15B 20/00 - Safety arrangements for fluid actuator systems; Applications of safety devices in fluid actuator systems; Emergency measures for fluid actuator systems
  • B65F 3/24 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse with devices for unloading the tank of a refuse vehicle
  • B65F 3/06 - Arrangement or disposition of fluid actuators

70.

VIDEO DISPLAY FOR REFUSE COLLECTION

      
Application Number US2021015586
Publication Number 2022/164435
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-01-28
Publication Date 2022-08-04
Owner THE HEIL CO. (USA)
Inventor Smith, John Forrest

Abstract

A refuse collection vehicle includes a grabber that is operable to engage a refuse container, a lift arm coupled to the grabber and operable to raise and lower the grabber, a camera that is arranged to generate video data of a scene external to the refuse collection vehicle, and a semi-transparent display device configured to display the video data generated by the camera, wherein the semi-transparent display is positioned within a forward line of sight of an operator of the refuse collection vehicle.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65F 3/04 - Linkages, pivoted arms, or pivoted carriers for raising and subsequently tipping receptacles
  • H04N 5/247 - Arrangement of television cameras
  • G09F 9/30 - Indicating arrangements for variable information in which the information is built-up on a support by selection or combination of individual elements in which the desired character or characters are formed by combining individual elements
  • B65F 3/02 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse with means for discharging refuse receptacles thereinto

71.

DEFORMABLE GRIPPER ARM

      
Application Number US2021057406
Publication Number 2022/164493
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-10-29
Publication Date 2022-08-04
Owner THE HEIL CO. (USA)
Inventor Stewart, Bryan

Abstract

A refuse collection vehicle includes a refuse grabber assembly, a lift arm coupled to the refuse grabber assembly, and a hopper configured to receive refuse from the refuse container. The lift arm is operable to position the refuse grabber assembly. The refuse grabber assembly includes a first grabber arm and a second grabber arm that are configured to cooperate to engage the refuse container. The first grabber arm includes a first gripper and a first support arm coupled to the first gripper. The first gripper includes a first deformable structure configured to contact a first surface of a refuse container. The second grabber arm includes a second gripper and a second support arm coupled to the second gripper. The second gripper includes a second deformable structure configured to contact a second surface of the refuse container.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65F 3/04 - Linkages, pivoted arms, or pivoted carriers for raising and subsequently tipping receptacles
  • B65F 1/12 - Refuse receptacles with devices facilitating emptying
  • B65F 3/00 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse
  • B65F 3/02 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse with means for discharging refuse receptacles thereinto

72.

HYDRAULIC CYLINDER MONITORING

      
Document Number 03146921
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-01-31
Open to Public Date 2022-08-01
Owner THE HEIL CO. (USA)
Inventor
  • Smith, John Forrest
  • De Leon, Alejandro
  • Eckerl, Garrett
  • Jiang, Albert Xiaoxia
  • Wilding, Thomas Leon

Abstract

A refuse collection vehicle has various hydraulic actuators including at least one cylinder with an internal seal. A sensor is responsive to movement of the piston and sends a signal to a controller to indicate piston movement information during an associated vehicle body component movement. The controller is configured to determine a motion characteristic of the piston during a predetermined body component movement, compare the determined motion characteristic to a stored reference motion characteristic, and in response to determining that a difference between the determined motion characteristic and the reference motion characteristic is greater than a predetermined value, trigger an indication that the refuse collection vehicle is in need of service.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65F 3/00 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse
  • F15B 19/00 - Testing fluid-pressure actuator systems or apparatus, so far as not provided for elsewhere
  • F15B 20/00 - Safety arrangements for fluid actuator systems; Applications of safety devices in fluid actuator systems; Emergency measures for fluid actuator systems

73.

Refuse collection vehicle controls

      
Application Number 17719041
Grant Number 11858735
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-04-12
First Publication Date 2022-07-28
Grant Date 2024-01-02
Owner The Heil Co. (USA)
Inventor
  • Maroney, Stanley L
  • Lewis, David G.
  • Williams, Robert B.

Abstract

A refuse collection vehicle includes a grabber that is operable to engage a refuse container, a lift arm that is operable to lift a refuse container, at least one sensor that is arranged to collect data indicating an angular position of the grabber, at least one sensor that is arranged to collect data indicating a relative positioning of the lift arm, a first controller for adjusting the angular position of the grabber, and a second controller adjusting the relative positioning of the lift arm. The adjustment of the angular position of the grabber is coordinated with the adjustment of the relative positioning of the lift arm.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65F 3/04 - Linkages, pivoted arms, or pivoted carriers for raising and subsequently tipping receptacles
  • B25J 13/08 - Controls for manipulators by means of sensing devices, e.g. viewing or touching devices
  • B65F 3/02 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse with means for discharging refuse receptacles thereinto

74.

Video Display for Refuse Collection

      
Application Number 17578914
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-01-19
First Publication Date 2022-07-28
Owner The Heil Co. (USA)
Inventor Smith, John Forrest

Abstract

A refuse collection vehicle includes a grabber that is operable to engage a refuse container, a lift arm coupled to the grabber and operable to raise and lower the grabber, a camera that is arranged to generate video data of a scene external to the refuse collection vehicle, and a semi-transparent display device configured to display the video data generated by the camera, wherein the semi-transparent display is positioned within a forward line of sight of an operator of the refuse collection vehicle.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60R 1/25 - Real-time viewing arrangements for drivers or passengers using optical image capturing systems, e.g. cameras or video systems specially adapted for use in or on vehicles for viewing an area outside the vehicle, e.g. the exterior of the vehicle with a predetermined field of view to the sides of the vehicle
  • H04N 7/18 - Closed-circuit television [CCTV] systems, i.e. systems in which the video signal is not broadcast
  • B60R 11/04 - Mounting of cameras operative during drive; Arrangement of controls thereof relative to the vehicle
  • B60K 35/00 - Arrangement or adaptations of instruments
  • G02B 27/01 - Head-up displays
  • B65F 3/02 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse with means for discharging refuse receptacles thereinto

75.

Deformable gripper arm

      
Application Number 17584937
Grant Number 11820003
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-01-26
First Publication Date 2022-07-28
Grant Date 2023-11-21
Owner The Heil Co. (USA)
Inventor Stewart, Bryan

Abstract

A refuse collection vehicle includes a refuse grabber assembly, a lift arm coupled to the refuse grabber assembly, and a hopper configured to receive refuse from the refuse container. The lift arm is operable to position the refuse grabber assembly. The refuse grabber assembly includes a first grabber arm and a second grabber arm that are configured to cooperate to engage the refuse container. The first grabber arm includes a first gripper and a first support arm coupled to the first gripper. The first gripper includes a first deformable structure configured to contact a first surface of a refuse container. The second grabber arm includes a second gripper and a second support arm coupled to the second gripper. The second gripper includes a second deformable structure configured to contact a second surface of the refuse container.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B25J 15/12 - Gripping heads having finger members with flexible finger members
  • B65F 3/02 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse with means for discharging refuse receptacles thereinto
  • B65F 3/04 - Linkages, pivoted arms, or pivoted carriers for raising and subsequently tipping receptacles

76.

Miscellaneous Design

      
Serial Number 97396589
Status Registered
Filing Date 2022-05-05
Registration Date 2023-09-19
Owner The Heil Co. ()
NICE Classes  ? 12 - Land, air and water vehicles; parts of land vehicles

Goods & Services

refuse collection vehicles

77.

Refuse container identification using parcel data

      
Application Number 17553167
Grant Number 11580799
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-12-16
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Grant Date 2023-02-14
Owner The Heil Co. (USA)
Inventor
  • Romano, Anthony
  • Geary, Michael Dean

Abstract

Techniques are described for correlating entity identification information with refuse containers being serviced by a refuse collection vehicle (RCV). Location data can be collected by location sensor(s) on the RCV at a time when a triggering condition is present, such as a time when a lift arm is operating to empty a refuse container into the hopper of the RCV. The location data can be provided as input to an algorithm that estimates a container location through a vector offset to account for the distance and direction of the RCV lift arm relative to the location sensor in the RCV. The container location can be correlated with parcel data to determine the parcel that the container was on or near to when it was serviced, and the customer or other entity associated with the parcel can be correlated to the particular container based on the analysis.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01S 19/42 - Determining position
  • G07C 5/08 - Registering or indicating performance data other than driving, working, idle, or waiting time, with or without registering driving, working, idle, or waiting time
  • B60P 1/34 - Vehicles predominantly for transporting loads and modified to facilitate loading, consolidating the load, or unloading with a tipping movement of load supporting or containing element in combination with another movement of the element the other movement being raising or lowering
  • G01C 21/36 - Input/output arrangements for on-board computers
  • B65F 3/04 - Linkages, pivoted arms, or pivoted carriers for raising and subsequently tipping receptacles
  • B65F 3/02 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse with means for discharging refuse receptacles thereinto

78.

PARTS CENTRAL

      
Application Number 1658342
Status Registered
Filing Date 2022-03-18
Registration Date 2022-03-18
Owner The Heil Co. (USA)
NICE Classes  ? 35 - Advertising and business services

Goods & Services

Online retail store services featuring replacement parts for refuse collection vehicles, refuse processing equipment, waste compactors, balers for industrial use, organic waste processing equipment, truck mounted refuse bodies, truck dump bodies, intermediate containers, hoists for refuse collection vehicles, cart automated lifts for use with refuse collection, cart dumping equipment for use with refuse collection, electric wire harnesses for refuse collection vehicles, pneumatic assemblies for refuse collection vehicles, hydraulic kits for refuse collection vehicles and onboard computing units for refuse collection vehicles; online retail store services featuring replacement parts for vehicle safety equipment in the nature of cameras, camera accessories, analog sensors and digital sensors.

79.

REVVATIO

      
Serial Number 97376448
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-04-22
Owner The Heil Co. ()
NICE Classes  ? 12 - Land, air and water vehicles; parts of land vehicles

Goods & Services

refuse collection vehicles

80.

REVRENT

      
Serial Number 97376451
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-04-22
Owner The Heil Co. ()
NICE Classes  ? 12 - Land, air and water vehicles; parts of land vehicles

Goods & Services

refuse collection vehicles

81.

REVAMP

      
Serial Number 97374708
Status Registered
Filing Date 2022-04-21
Registration Date 2023-09-19
Owner The Heil Co. ()
NICE Classes  ? 12 - Land, air and water vehicles; parts of land vehicles

Goods & Services

refuse collection vehicles

82.

Refuse container engagement

      
Application Number 17644210
Grant Number 11807450
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-12-14
First Publication Date 2022-04-07
Grant Date 2023-11-07
Owner The Heil Co. (USA)
Inventor
  • Lewis, David G.
  • Maroney, Stanley L.
  • Blanchard, Chad R.

Abstract

A refuse collection vehicle includes a grabber that is operable to engage a refuse container, at least one sensor that is arranged to collect data indicating a relative positioning of a first arm of the grabber and a second arm of the grabber, and a controller having one or more control elements for selecting a target positioning of a first arm of the grabber and a second arm of the grabber. The first arm and the second arm automatically move to the target positioning in response to a signal received by an onboard computing device of the vehicle.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65F 3/04 - Linkages, pivoted arms, or pivoted carriers for raising and subsequently tipping receptacles
  • B65F 3/02 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse with means for discharging refuse receptacles thereinto

83.

Residential container guides for a front end loader

      
Application Number 17448177
Grant Number 11787629
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-09-20
First Publication Date 2022-03-24
Grant Date 2023-10-17
Owner The Heil Co. (USA)
Inventor
  • Evans, Eric
  • Mason, Tracy
  • Stewart, Bryan

Abstract

A refuse vehicle has a Commercial and a Residential Mode whereby when in Commercial Mode, stops or fins, utilized in Residential Mode to assist in securing a residential container laterally at the front of the vehicle, are adjustable to prevent contact or interference with the cab protector or other portions of the vehicle when in Commercial Mode. The fins may be located and/or rotated, such as at least 30 degrees (from position to position) or above a horizontal or otherwise intermediate the residential and commercial configurations. The fins may preferably be located above a bottom of the crossbar when moving through the dumping cycle so as not to contact the cab protector in Commercial Mode. Preferably, the fins may also be housed on the residential refuse container rather than along the crossbar.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65F 3/04 - Linkages, pivoted arms, or pivoted carriers for raising and subsequently tipping receptacles
  • B65F 3/02 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse with means for discharging refuse receptacles thereinto

84.

PARTS CENTRAL

      
Application Number 218219900
Status Registered
Filing Date 2022-03-18
Registration Date 2023-12-08
Owner The Heil Co. (USA)
NICE Classes  ? 35 - Advertising and business services

Goods & Services

(1) Online retail store services featuring replacement parts for refuse collection vehicles, refuse processing equipment, waste compactors, balers for industrial use, organic waste processing equipment, truck mounted refuse bodies, truck dump bodies, intermediate containers, hoists for refuse collection vehicles, cart automated lifts for use with refuse collection, cart dumping equipment for use with refuse collection, electric wire harnesses for refuse collection vehicles, pneumatic assemblies for refuse collection vehicles, hydraulic kits for refuse collection vehicles and onboard computing units for refuse collection vehicles; online retail store services featuring replacement parts for vehicle safety equipment in the nature of cameras, camera accessories, analog sensors and digital sensors.

85.

Utility or upfit vehicle using communication portal

      
Application Number 17464998
Grant Number 11893892
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-09-02
First Publication Date 2022-03-17
Grant Date 2024-02-06
Owner The Heil Co. (USA)
Inventor
  • Salinas, Ricardo Castano
  • Smith, John Forrest
  • Ham, Brian Huston
  • Whitfield, Jr., Ralph Waldo

Abstract

A method of transmitting data across a J1939 network comprises communicating at least one sensor, if not a plurality of sensors or operator interface devices, related to a utility service body data mounted on a chassis across the J1939 network on unassigned PGN/SPN combinations for various uses. Furthermore, at least one controller can evaluate other J1939 data, such as transmission gear and/or engine RPM before permitting operation of at least one function of the utility service body or upfit body with at least some embodiments.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G08G 1/00 - Traffic control systems for road vehicles
  • G05B 19/418 - Total factory control, i.e. centrally controlling a plurality of machines, e.g. direct or distributed numerical control (DNC), flexible manufacturing systems (FMS), integrated manufacturing systems (IMS), computer integrated manufacturing (CIM)
  • G06Q 10/00 - Administration; Management

86.

FEN-X

      
Serial Number 97205378
Status Registered
Filing Date 2022-01-06
Registration Date 2022-08-16
Owner The Heil Co. ()
NICE Classes  ? 37 - Construction and mining; installation and repair services

Goods & Services

Remanufacture of waste compactors and refuse collection vehicle equipment back to OEM specifications

87.

Automated collection and scale system

      
Application Number 17230579
Grant Number 11725977
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-04-14
First Publication Date 2021-12-30
Grant Date 2023-08-15
Owner The Heil Co. (USA)
Inventor Curotto, John Michael

Abstract

This disclosure describes a collection bin for a waste collection vehicle. The collection bin includes a weighing system with a processor for measuring the weight of material collected from each waste container and associating this weight with appropriate data, such as the owner of the waste container.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01G 19/08 - Weighing apparatus or methods adapted for special purposes not provided for in groups for incorporation in vehicles
  • G01G 19/414 - Weighing apparatus or methods adapted for special purposes not provided for in groups with provisions for indicating, recording, or computing price or other quantities dependent on the weight using electromechanical or electronic computing means using electronic computing means only
  • B65F 3/00 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse
  • G06Q 10/08 - Logistics, e.g. warehousing, loading or distribution; Inventory or stock management
  • G01S 19/14 - Receivers specially adapted for specific applications
  • G01G 23/37 - Indicating the weight by electrical means, e.g. using photoelectric cells involving digital counting
  • B65F 1/14 - Other constructional features
  • G06Q 10/30 - Administration of product recycling or disposal
  • G01G 19/12 - Weighing apparatus or methods adapted for special purposes not provided for in groups for incorporation in vehicles having electrical weight-sensitive devices
  • G01G 23/42 - Recording or coding devices specially adapted for weighing apparatus electrically operated
  • B65F 3/02 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse with means for discharging refuse receptacles thereinto

88.

PURIF-EYE

      
Serial Number 97184093
Status Registered
Filing Date 2021-12-22
Registration Date 2022-11-22
Owner The Heil Co. ()
NICE Classes  ? 42 - Scientific, technological and industrial services, research and design

Goods & Services

Software as a service (SAAS) services featuring software for use in identifying, classifying, tracking and managing contents of a waste stream

89.

Fuel monitoring system

      
Application Number 17163828
Grant Number 11359745
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-02-01
First Publication Date 2021-11-25
Grant Date 2022-06-14
Owner The Heil Co. (USA)
Inventor
  • Shroff, Nitesh
  • Ham, Brian H.
  • Maroney, Stanley

Abstract

A CNG leak detection system has a plurality of CNG tanks. A plurality of control valve mechanisms, equal in number to the plurality of CNG tanks, is coupled with each CNG tank. A sensor is coupled with each control valve mechanism. The sensor monitors the CNG in the tank. A processor is electrically coupled with the sensor. A display is coupled with the processor to display the sensed condition of at least one desired tank of the plurality of tanks.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01M 3/18 - Investigating fluid tightness of structures by using fluid or vacuum by detecting the presence of fluid at the leakage point using electric detection means for valves
  • G01M 3/32 - Investigating fluid tightness of structures by using fluid or vacuum by measuring rate of loss or gain of fluid, e.g. by pressure-responsive devices, by flow detectors for containers, e.g. radiators
  • F16K 37/00 - Special means in or on valves or other cut-off apparatus for indicating or recording operation thereof, or for enabling an alarm to be given
  • G06F 3/048 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI]

90.

IDENTIFYING OVERFILLED CONTAINERS

      
Document Number 03180510
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-03-17
Open to Public Date 2021-10-28
Owner THE HEIL CO. (USA)
Inventor
  • Swaroop, Prem
  • Kamble, Atish P.
  • Dev, Bodhayan

Abstract

Among other things, the techniques described herein include a method for receiving a plurality of images of one or more containers while the one or more containers are being emptied, the plurality of images comprising a training set of images and a validation set of images; labeling each image of the plurality of images as including either an overfilled container or a not-overfilled container; processing each image of the plurality of images to reduce bias of a machine learning model; training, and based on the labeling, the machine learning model using the plurality of images; and optimizing the machine learning model by performing learning against the validation set, the optimized machine learning model being used to generate a prediction for a new image of a container, the prediction indicating whether the container in the new image was overfilled prior to the new container being emptied.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06V 10/70 - Arrangements for image or video recognition or understanding using pattern recognition or machine learning
  • G06V 10/20 - Image preprocessing
  • G06V 10/60 - Extraction of image or video features relating to illumination properties, e.g. using a reflectance or lighting model
  • G06V 10/764 - Arrangements for image or video recognition or understanding using pattern recognition or machine learning using classification, e.g. of video objects
  • G06V 10/774 - Generating sets of training patterns; Bootstrap methods, e.g. bagging or boosting
  • G06V 20/58 - Recognition of moving objects or obstacles, e.g. vehicles or pedestrians; Recognition of traffic objects, e.g. traffic signs, traffic lights or roads
  • G06Q 10/30 - Administration of product recycling or disposal
  • B65F 3/02 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse with means for discharging refuse receptacles thereinto

91.

IDENTIFYING OVERFILLED CONTAINERS

      
Application Number US2021022761
Publication Number 2021/216229
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-03-17
Publication Date 2021-10-28
Owner THE HEIL CO. (USA)
Inventor
  • Swaroop, Prem
  • Kamble, Atish P.
  • Dev, Bodhayan

Abstract

Among other things, the techniques described herein include a method for receiving a plurality of images of one or more containers while the one or more containers are being emptied, the plurality of images comprising a training set of images and a validation set of images; labeling each image of the plurality of images as including either an overfilled container or a not-overfilled container; processing each image of the plurality of images to reduce bias of a machine learning model; training, and based on the labeling, the machine learning model using the plurality of images; and optimizing the machine learning model by performing learning against the validation set, the optimized machine learning model being used to generate a prediction for a new image of a container, the prediction indicating whether the container in the new image was overfilled prior to the new container being emptied.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06K 9/62 - Methods or arrangements for recognition using electronic means
  • G06T 7/187 - Segmentation; Edge detection involving connected component labelling
  • G06K 9/46 - Extraction of features or characteristics of the image

92.

Identifying overfilled containers

      
Application Number 17204569
Grant Number 11615275
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-03-17
First Publication Date 2021-10-21
Grant Date 2023-03-28
Owner The Heil Co. (USA)
Inventor
  • Swaroop, Prem
  • Kamble, Atish P.
  • Dev, Bodhayan

Abstract

Among other things, the techniques described herein include a method for receiving a plurality of images of one or more containers while the one or more containers are being emptied, the plurality of images comprising a training set of images and a validation set of images; labeling each image of the plurality of images as including either an overfilled container or a not-overfilled container; processing each image of the plurality of images to reduce bias of a machine learning model; training, and based on the labeling, the machine learning model using the plurality of images; and optimizing the machine learning model by performing learning against the validation set, the optimized machine learning model being used to generate a prediction for a new image of a container, the prediction indicating whether the container in the new image was overfilled prior to the new container being emptied.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06K 9/62 - Methods or arrangements for recognition using electronic means
  • G06V 10/56 - Extraction of image or video features relating to colour
  • G06V 10/20 - Image preprocessing
  • G06V 20/56 - Context or environment of the image exterior to a vehicle by using sensors mounted on the vehicle

93.

Telescopic arm for a refuse vehicle

      
Application Number 17103365
Grant Number 11280368
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-11-24
First Publication Date 2021-10-14
Grant Date 2022-03-22
Owner The Heil Company (USA)
Inventor
  • Gentry, David C.
  • Stewart, Bryan

Abstract

A telescopic side arm for a refuse vehicle has an inner and outer boom. A mounting assembly secures the outer boom with a refuse vehicle. A plurality of bearing pads is positioned between the inner and outer booms to provide smooth movement between the inner and outer booms. A plurality of shims is associated with the bearing pads to assure a tight fit between the inner and outer booms.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F16C 11/04 - Pivotal connections
  • F16C 35/02 - Rigid support of bearing units; Housings, e.g. caps, covers in the case of sliding-contact bearings
  • F16C 17/02 - Sliding-contact bearings for exclusively rotary movement for radial load only
  • F16B 7/10 - Telescoping systems
  • B66C 23/70 - Jibs assembled from separate sections to form jibs of various discrete lengths
  • F16C 29/02 - Sliding-contact bearings
  • F16C 29/12 - Arrangements for adjusting play
  • F16C 33/26 - Brasses; Bushes; Linings made from a number of discs, rings, rods, or other members
  • B66C 23/00 - Cranes comprising essentially a beam, boom or triangular structure acting as a cantilever and mounted for translatory or swinging movements in vertical or horizontal planes or a combination of such movements, e.g. jib cranes, derricks or tower cranes
  • B65F 3/04 - Linkages, pivoted arms, or pivoted carriers for raising and subsequently tipping receptacles
  • B65F 3/00 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse
  • B65F 3/02 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse with means for discharging refuse receptacles thereinto

94.

PARTS CENTRAL

      
Serial Number 97037240
Status Registered
Filing Date 2021-09-21
Registration Date 2022-09-06
Owner The Heil Co. ()
NICE Classes  ? 35 - Advertising and business services

Goods & Services

Online retail store services featuring replacement parts for refuse collection vehicles, refuse processing equipment, waste compactors, balers for industrial use, organic waste processing equipment, truck mounted refuse bodies, truck dump bodies, intermediate containers, hoists for refuse collection vehicles, cart automated lifts for use with refuse collection, cart dumping equipment for use with refuse collection, electric wire harnesses for refuse collection vehicles, pneumatic assemblies for refuse collection vehicles, hydraulic kits for refuse collection vehicles and onboard computing units for refuse collection vehicles; Online retail store services featuring replacement parts for vehicle safety equipment in the nature of cameras, camera accessories, analog sensors and digital sensors

95.

Scrambling data for use with vehicle communication protocol

      
Application Number 17063125
Grant Number 11626987
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-10-05
First Publication Date 2021-07-29
Grant Date 2023-04-11
Owner The Heil Co. (USA)
Inventor
  • Salinas, Ricardo Castano
  • Smith, John Forrest

Abstract

A scrambling method of data on a J1939 communication system of a vehicle involves at least moving data from one of a PGN and a PGN/SPN location to another PGN or PGN/SPN location at a first controller on the vehicle before transmitting data and then re-ordering the data at a second controller. Some embodiments further comprise encrypting data either before or after shifting, but before transmitting so as to further complicate efforts to interpret meaningful data from the transmission. The second controller may be on the vehicle or may be remotely located.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 9/16 - Arrangements for secret or secure communications; Network security protocols using a plurality of keys or algorithms the keys or algorithms being changed during operation
  • H04L 9/40 - Network security protocols
  • B65F 3/00 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse
  • H04L 9/08 - Key distribution
  • H04W 4/48 - Services specially adapted for particular environments, situations or purposes for vehicles, e.g. vehicle-to-pedestrians [V2P] for in-vehicle communication
  • H04L 12/40 - Bus networks
  • H04L 67/12 - Protocols specially adapted for proprietary or special-purpose networking environments, e.g. medical networks, sensor networks, networks in vehicles or remote metering networks

96.

Grabber for a front loader refuse vehicle

      
Application Number 17035204
Grant Number 11286110
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-09-28
First Publication Date 2021-07-15
Grant Date 2022-03-29
Owner The Heil Co. (USA)
Inventor Hund, Jr., Henry Michael

Abstract

A grabber assembly has a beam assembly with a bracket. A grabber gear assembly is coupled with the bracket. The grabber gear assembly has a pair of gear mechanisms coupled with the bracket. Each gear mechanism has a shaft and a pair of thrust bearings, one at each end of the shaft. A grabber arm mounting pad is coupled with each shaft. A gear section is coupled with each shaft. The gear sections of each shaft mesh with one another to drive the grabber arm mounting pads. An actuating driver is coupled with one of the shafts to drive the grabber gear assembly and move the arms between an open and grasping position.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65F 3/04 - Linkages, pivoted arms, or pivoted carriers for raising and subsequently tipping receptacles
  • B65F 3/02 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse with means for discharging refuse receptacles thereinto

97.

Biasing cradle for refuse vehicle

      
Application Number 17001196
Grant Number 11427402
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-08-24
First Publication Date 2021-07-15
Grant Date 2022-08-30
Owner The Heil Co. (USA)
Inventor Ford, Richard

Abstract

A cradle and guide system for a refuse vehicle has at least one track member mounted on a bumper of a refuse vehicle. The at least one track member is able to deflect horizontally to compensate for misalignment. At least one guide member is mounted to a front loading fork of the refuse vehicle. The at least one guide member contacts the at least one track member to limit horizontal movement of the front loading fork with respect to the refuse vehicle during misalignment. The at least one track member returns to its original position to align the front loading forks.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65F 3/04 - Linkages, pivoted arms, or pivoted carriers for raising and subsequently tipping receptacles
  • B65F 3/02 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse with means for discharging refuse receptacles thereinto

98.

Intermediate container for integration with a refuse vehicle

      
Application Number 16944910
Grant Number 11548728
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-07-31
First Publication Date 2021-06-24
Grant Date 2023-01-10
Owner The Heil Co. (USA)
Inventor
  • Gentry, David
  • Stewart, Bryan
  • Ham, Brian
  • Mckinney, Bobby Ray
  • Bedwell, John Wayne

Abstract

An intermediate container for a refuse vehicle where the container is positioned in front of the refuse vehicle is provided. A plurality of legs extends from the container toward the refuse vehicle. An attachment mechanism is on each leg to secure the legs to a front loading arm assembly of the refuse vehicle.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65F 1/12 - Refuse receptacles with devices facilitating emptying
  • B65F 3/02 - Vehicles particularly adapted for collecting refuse with means for discharging refuse receptacles thereinto
  • B65F 3/04 - Linkages, pivoted arms, or pivoted carriers for raising and subsequently tipping receptacles

99.

EYE-SITE

      
Serial Number 90785713
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-06-21
Owner The Heil Co. ()
NICE Classes  ? 38 - Telecommunications services

Goods & Services

Providing access to databases featuring information related to the operation, control, management and monitoring of fleets of vehicles

100.

Vehicle body fuel consumption determination based on sensor data

      
Application Number 17108778
Grant Number 11530940
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-12-01
First Publication Date 2021-05-06
Grant Date 2022-12-20
Owner The Heil Co. (USA)
Inventor
  • Buteau, Richard
  • Wilding, Thomas Leon
  • Jiang, Albert Xiaoxia
  • Smith, John Forrest
  • Geary, Michael Dean
  • Ham, Brian Huston

Abstract

Techniques are described for determining an amount of fuel that is consumed by the body components of a vehicle, based at least partly on sensor data describing the operations of the body components and/or the location of the vehicle. A vehicle is equipped with a body that has any suitable number of body components that perform operations not directly associated with the translational movement of the vehicle from one location to another. Fuel is consumed to provide power (e.g., through power take off) to operate the body components. The vehicle includes sensor device(s) configured to sense the operations of the body components and generate sensor data that describes the operations of the body components. The sensor data is analyzed to determine an amount of fuel that is consumed to power the operations of the body components.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01M 15/04 - Testing internal-combustion engines
  • G01F 9/00 - Measuring volume flow relative to another variable, e.g. of liquid fuel for an engine
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