US 11,111,079 B2
Draper belt having improved edge durability
Alan C. Echtenkamp, Waverly, NE (US)
Assigned to ContiTech Transportbandsysteme GmbH, Hannover (DE)
Filed by ContiTech Transportbandsysteme GmbH, Hannover (DE)
Filed on Apr. 30, 2020, as Appl. No. 16/862,711.
Application 16/862,711 is a continuation of application No. 15/761,915, granted, now 10,676,281, previously published as PCT/US2016/054564, filed on Sep. 30, 2016.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/234,861, filed on Sep. 30, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2021/0107739 A1, Apr. 15, 2021
Int. Cl. B65G 15/56 (2006.01); B65G 15/34 (2006.01); B65G 15/42 (2006.01); A01D 57/20 (2006.01); A01D 61/02 (2006.01); A01D 61/00 (2006.01)
CPC B65G 15/56 (2013.01) [A01D 57/20 (2013.01); A01D 61/002 (2013.01); A01D 61/02 (2013.01); B65G 15/34 (2013.01); B65G 15/42 (2013.01); B65G 2201/0202 (2013.01); B65G 2201/0211 (2013.01)] 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
9. A draper belt comprising:
a carry layer, wherein the carry layer includes a plurality of cleats, wherein the cleats are reinforced with reinforcing rods;
a reinforcing layer which is situated between the carry layer and the pulley cover layer, and
an edge section of the belt;
a center section of the belt,
wherein the edge section has an edge belt modulus greater than a center belt modulus of the center section and the carry layer is narrower in the edge section than in the center section; and
an edge fabric reinforcement within the edge section is configured to enhance adhesion between rubber in the belt and the edge fabric reinforcement.