US RE48,393 E1
System for coordinating milling and paving machines
John Lee Marsolek, Watertown, MN (US)
Assigned to Caterpillar Paving Products Inc., Brooklyn Park, MN (US)
Filed by Caterpillar Paving Products Inc., Brooklyn Park, MN (US)
Filed on Aug. 23, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/549,493.
Application 16/549,493 is a reissue of application No. 14/965,618, filed on Dec. 10, 2015, now 9,879,386, issued on Jan. 30, 2018.
Int. Cl. E01C 19/00 (2006.01); E01C 19/48 (2006.01); E01C 23/06 (2006.01); G05D 1/02 (2020.01); G06Q 10/06 (2012.01); E01C 23/07 (2006.01); G06Q 50/08 (2012.01); E01C 23/12 (2006.01); E01C 23/088 (2006.01)
CPC E01C 19/004 (2013.01) [E01C 19/00 (2013.01); E01C 19/48 (2013.01); E01C 23/06 (2013.01); E01C 23/07 (2013.01); E01C 23/088 (2013.01); E01C 23/127 (2013.01); G05D 1/0293 (2013.01); G06Q 10/0631 (2013.01); G06Q 50/08 (2013.01); G05D 2201/0202 (2013.01)] 26 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
20. A cold planer [ system] , comprising:
[ a cold planer comprising: ]
a frame;
a milling drum connected to the frame;
a conveyor pivotally connected to the frame and configured to load milled material into a receptacle;
a first sensor configured to generate a first signal [ one or more signals ] indicative of a position [ information ] of the cold planer [ , the position information comprising geographical information] ;
a production monitoring system associated with the cold planer and configured to determine a milling rate [ information ] of the cold planer;
a display device positioned within an operator station of the cold planer;
[ a first memory device in communication with the first sensor and the production monitoring system to store the position information and the milling rate information therefrom, respectively;]
a communication device configured to exchange [ transmit ] information between [ from ] the cold planer and a paver; and
a controller in electronic communication with the first sensor, the production monitoring system, [ the first memory device, ] and the communication device, the controller being configured to;
[ associate the milling rate information with the geographical information from the position information for storage in the first memory device; and ]
receive, via the communication device, a second signal indicative of a position of the paver and a third signal indicative of a paving rate of the paver;
determine a current distance between the cold planer and the paver based on the first and second signals;
determine a target distance between the cold planer and the paver based on the current distance and a comparison of the milling rate and the paving rate;
determine a difference between the target distance and the current distance
generate a graphical user interface on the display device indicative of the difference between the target distance and the current distance between the cold planer and the paver [ milling rate information; and
a paver configured to receive the stored milling rate information associated with geographical information from the position information and store the stored milling rate information associated with geographical information from the position information in a second memory device on the paver] .