US 9,807,974 B2
Double-gripper for the application of teat cups to an animal to be milked, rinse cup for this and milking machine provided therewith, and a method for milking
Hendrik Hofman, Lemmer (NL); and Peter van der Sluis, IJsselmuiden (NL)
Assigned to Technologies Holdings Corp., Houston, TX (US)
Filed by Technologies Holdings Corp., Houston, TX (US)
Filed on Apr. 18, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/490,182.
Application 15/490,182 is a continuation of application No. 15/307,877, previously published as PCT/IB2015/053243, filed on May 4, 2015.
Claims priority of application No. 2012747 (NL), filed on May 2, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2017/0215369 A1, Aug. 3, 2017
Int. Cl. A01J 5/017 (2006.01); F16B 1/00 (2006.01); A01J 7/04 (2006.01); B25J 15/06 (2006.01); B25J 11/00 (2006.01); B25J 15/00 (2006.01)
CPC A01J 5/0175 (2013.01) [A01J 7/04 (2013.01); B25J 11/0045 (2013.01); B25J 15/0052 (2013.01); B25J 15/0616 (2013.01); F16B 1/00 (2013.01); F16B 2001/0035 (2013.01); Y10S 901/40 (2013.01)] 15 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A double grabber mounted on an arm of a robotic attacher, the double grabber comprising:
a first housing part operable to hold a first teat cup; and
a second housing part operable to hold a second teat cup and positioned side-by-side with the first housing part;
wherein the first housing part is operable to pivot downwardly in relation to the second housing part in conjunction with the second housing part attaching the second teat cup to a dairy livestock; and
wherein the second housing part is operable to pivot downwardly in relation to the first housing part in conjunction with the first housing part attaching the first teat cup to the dairy livestock.