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Banks William W, Eckstine Dennis W, Fleagle Jon E, Bonesteel Oliver P, Eyler Francis R: Luffing angle measurement system. Grove Us, June 9, 1999: EP0921093-A2 (2 worldwide citation)

The protection system for outriggers of a chassis includes a non-contact distance measuring device (315, 340), associated with at least one of the outriggers (310, 330) and the chassis (300, 320), mounted on one of the outriggers (310, 330)and the chassis (300, 320). The non-contact distance measuri ...


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Banks William W, Eckstine Dennis W, Fleagle Jon E, Bonesteel Oliver P, Eyler Francis R: Anti-two block device using non-contact measuring and detecting devices. Grove Us, June 9, 1999: EP0921089-A2 (1 worldwide citation)

In the anti-two block device, a non-contact measuring device (10) detects in one form or another the distance between a boom nose (60) and a load-bearing member (40) supported thereby. If the distance detected is less than a predetermined threshold value, the device (10) triggers a warning or other ...


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Banks William W, Eckstine Dennis W, Fleagle Jon E, Bonesteel Oliver P, Eyler Francis R: Smart tele-cylinder. Grove Us, June 9, 1999: EP0921091-A2

The protection system for outriggers of a chassis includes a non-contact distance measuring device (315, 340), associated with at least one of the outriggers (310, 330) and the chassis (300, 320), mounted on one of the outriggers (310, 330)and the chassis (300, 320). The non-contact distance measuri ...


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Banks William W, Eckstine Dennis W, Fleagle Jon E, Bonesteel Oliver P, Eyler Francis R: Obstacle avoidance and crushing protection system for outriggers of a chassis. Grove Us, June 9, 1999: EP0921092-A2

The protection system for outriggers of a chassis includes a non-contact distance measuring device (315, 340), associated with at least one of the outriggers (310, 330) and the chassis (300, 320), mounted on one of the outriggers (310, 330)and the chassis (300, 320). The non-contact distance measuri ...


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Banks William W, Eckstine Dennis W, Fleagle Jon E, Bonesteel Oliver P, Eyler Francis R: Aerial work platform with pothole and/or obstacle detection and avoidance system. Grove Us, June 9, 1999: EP0921096-A2

The protection system for outriggers of a chassis includes a non-contact distance measuring device (315, 340), associated with at least one of the outriggers (310, 330) and the chassis (300, 320), mounted on one of the outriggers (310, 330)and the chassis (300, 320). The non-contact distance measuri ...


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Banks Will W, Eckstine Dennis W, Fleagle Jon E, Bonesteel Oliver P, Eyler Francis R: Smart telescopic cylinder. Grove Us, September 21, 1999: JP1999-257492

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a smart telescopic cylinder to measure a distance using a non-contact type measuring device. SOLUTION: In a smart telescopic cylinder 100, a non-contact type distance measuring device 105 is used to decide the position of a piston head 125 in the telescopic cylinder ...


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Banks Will W, Eckstine Dennis W, Fleagle Jon E, Bonesteel Oliver P, Eyler Francis R: Luffing angle measurement system. Grove Us, November 9, 1999: JP1999-311512

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide the luffing angle measurement system which can measure a luffing angle without using a contact device. SOLUTION: The luffing angle measurement system includes a noncontact distance measuring instrument 440 provided to the nose part 405 of a 1st boom 400. The nonconta ...


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Banks Will W, Eckstine Dennis W, Fleagle Jon E, Bonesteel Oliver P, Eyler Francis R: Noncontact measuring instrument and anti-two-block device using detector. Grove Us, November 9, 1999: JP1999-311513

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide the anti-two-block device which includes the noncontact measuring instrument. SOLUTION: Of the anti-two-block device, the noncontact measuring instrument 10 detects the distance from a boom nose 60 to a load support member 40 supported thereby by one method or anothe ...


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Banks Will W, Eckstine Dennis W, Fleagle Jon E, Bonesteel Oliver P, Eyler Francis R: Aerial work platform equipped with pothole and/or obstacle detecting and avoiding system. Grove Us, January 7, 2000: JP2000-001298

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide an aerial work platform equipped with a pothole and/or obstacle detecting and avoiding system which can detect the pothole and/or the obstacle and avoid them. SOLUTION: An aerial work platform including a pothole and/or an obstacle avoidance system has a noncontact d ...


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Banks William W, Eckstine Dennis W, Fleagle Jon E, Bonesteel Oliver P, Eyler Francis R: System for avoiding obstacle and preventing collision for projecting member of under carriage. Grove Us, October 19, 1999: JP1999-286393

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To generate an alarm signal by measuring the distance to the ground surface at a predetermined angle by a non-contact distance measuring device connected with a projecting member, and comparing the measured distance with the predetermined standard distance measurement value. SO ...