US Patent No. 10,653,066

SLAT-BAR CROSS-MEMBERS IN A FEEDERHOUSE CROP-CONVEYING SYSTEM


Patent No. 10,653,066
Issue Date May 19, 2020
Title Slat-bar Cross-members In A Feederhouse Crop-conveying System
Inventorship David W. Peters, Bettendorf, IA (US)
Corwin M. Puryk, Bettendorf, IA (US)
Michael T. Meschke, Geneseo, IL (US)
Adam J. Donohoe, Bettendorf, IA (US)
Assignee

Claim of US Patent No. 10,653,066

1. A feederhouse conveyor system for an agricultural harvesting machine, the feederhouse conveyor system comprising:a power transmitting system comprising:
a plurality of first rollers;
a plurality of second rollers; and
one or more power transmitting bands;
a plurality of rigid cross members, configured to each attach near each end to at least one of the power transmitting bands;
a plurality of flexible cross members, configured to each attach near each end to at least one of the power transmitting bands, wherein the plurality of flexible cross members are separate from and positioned apart from the plurality of rigid cross members along the power transmitting bands; and
wherein centerlines which extend through the rigid cross members and the flexible cross members are parallel.