Milking Machine Attachment Aid

Patent No. 8,671,884

Issued: March 18, 2014
Filed: April 27, 2011
Term Extension: 55 days

Inventors: Gehm; Lanny (Lisle, NY), Gehm; William (Lisle, NY)

A method of attaching and/or removing a teat cup from an animal with a liner inflatable and deflatable by a pulsator which alternately introduces air and vacuum to a pulsation chamber surrounding the liner. The method comprising the steps of: setting the pulsator to constantly introduce vacuum to the pulsation chamber to open and maintain the liner in an open position for an attachment time period; attaching the teat cup to the animal during the attachment time period; setting the pulsator to alternate between introducing air and vacuum to the pulsation chamber during a milking time period to milk the animal; and removing the teat cup from the animal.

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