Rotating About Vertical Axis And Tilting Patents (Class 298/9)
  • Patent number: 7523804
    Abstract: The present small swing type excavator is characterized by comprising an engine (81) disposed in the rear section of a rotating frame (8) in such a condition that the longitudinal direction thereof is directed to the lateral direction of the rotating frame (8), a hydraulic oil tank (82) disposed on one lateral side in front of the engine (81), a cabin (83) disposed on the other lateral side, an air conditioner (85) disposed under a floor (84) of the cabin (83) and having two surfaces facing to, respectively, the front side and the left outer side of the rotating frame (8), and a fuel tank (86) formed so as to be arranged along at least two surfaces of the front and left side surfaces of the air conditioner (85) and detachably attached to the rotating frame (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Assignee: Kobelco Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiyokazu Tanaka, Shintaro Sakitani, Takayuki Okunishi, Hiroshi Morita, Hiroshi Shimokakiuchi, Yoshiyasu Umezu
  • Patent number: 6082827
    Abstract: A dumping apparatus for a conveying system for transporting a load from one site to another site at which the load is dumped from the apparatus includes a carriage which is supportable by a track for movement therealong and a dump bed which is supported by the carriage for pivotal movement relative thereto about both a vertical axis and a horizontal axis. The apparatus also includes mechanisms interposed between the carriage and the dump bed for pivoting the dump bed about the vertical axis to a desired position thereabout and for pivoting the dump body about a horizontal axis so that the dump bed can be tilted so as to dump the dump bed at any location about the horizontal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2000
    Inventor: Robert M. McFall
  • Patent number: 5816765
    Abstract: A truck with a cab at a front end thereof and a frame situated at a rear end thereof, the truck including a flat bed adapted for supporting a vehicle thereon and securement mechanism for coupling the flat bed to the frame. The securement mechanism includes a swivel mechanism situated between the frame and the flat bed. The swivel mechanism is adapted to rotate the flat bed about a vertical axis. The swivel mechanism is further designed to rotate the flat bed about a vertical axis through a span of at least 180 degrees. A hinge is situated between the frame and the flat bed to permit the pivoting of the flat bed about a horizontal axis. Next provided is a lift mechanism situated between the frame and the flat bed for allowing the lifting of a front end of the flat bed about the axis of the hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1998
    Inventor: Joseph A. Pijanowski
  • Patent number: 5540538
    Abstract: A trailer for carrying power driven equipment which can be driven onto or off from either side or the rear thereof is disclosed. The trailer comprises a drawbar having a trailer hitch for coupling to a vehicle that tows the trailer, a second coupling device for allowing the trailer bed of the trailer to be disconnected from the drawbar, and a universal joint that not only allows for the tilting up and down of the trailer bed, but also rotational motion of the trailer bed, thereby allowing the trailer bed to be arranged to accommodate side loading/unloading of the equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1996
    Inventor: Ronald R. Head, Sr.
  • Patent number: 5263807
    Abstract: A roll-back, flat-bed truck comprising a cab at the front end and a frame at the rear end and a flat-bed with a curved leading edge secured thereto by securement members. The securement members include a hinge having a lower hinge half coupled to the frame adjacent to the rear end of the frame and an upper hinge half coupled to the bed. A hinge pin couples the hinge halves to allow tilting the upper hinge half and bed with respect to the lower hinge half and frame about a horizontal axis. A swivel plate is attached to the frame adjacent to the rear end of the frame and a swivel member positioned in an aperture extending through the swivel plate to allow swiveling of the bed with respect to the frame about a vertical axis. The center of curvature of the leading edge of the bed is coextensive with the axis of rotation of the swivel member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1993
    Inventor: Joseph A. Pijanowski
  • Patent number: 5226699
    Abstract: The refuse collecting vehicle of the invention is used for collecting and transporting separate and distinct waste materials. The vehicle includes a vehicle chassis and a storage body rotatably mounted on the chassis. The storage body is rotated to deposit separated waste materials into associated distinct storage chambers located within the storage body. The storage chambers can be sequentially dumped by tilting the storage body at an angle with respect to the vehicle chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1993
    Inventor: Harold W. O'Daniel
  • Patent number: 5011362
    Abstract: A roll-back flat-bed truck comprising a cab at the front end and a frame at the rear end and a flat bed secured thereto by securement member. The securement member includes a hinge having a lower hinge half-coupled to the frame and an upper hinge half coupled to the bed and a hinge pin coupling the hinge halves to allow tilting the upper hinge half and bed with respect to the lower hinge half and frame about a horizontal axis. A swivel plate is attached to the frame adjacent to the rear end of the bed. A swivel pin is positioned in an aperture extending through the swivel plate and lower hinge half to allow swiveling of the bed with respect to the frame about a vertical axis. An intermediate support is attached to the upper surface of the upper hinge half to slidably couple the bed thereto to allow for rolling the bed longitudinally with respect to the intermediate support, hinge and frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 30, 1991
    Inventor: Joseph A. Pijanowski
  • Patent number: 4411572
    Abstract: A carrier for cylindrical bales of hay utilizes a single, elongate, tubular main body member with an axle and wheels mounted thereto for movement and drafting as a trailer. A plurality of bale supporting cradles are mounted along the main body member at intervals. The cradles are rotatable about a vertical axis for selectively carrying the bales with the bale longitudinal axes either longitudinally or transversely aligned to the main body member for loading by various types of equipment. The cradles are also tiltable from side to side of the main body member by a latch extending between the main body member and a cradle pivot structure to allow gravitational force to tilt the cradle and drop the bale onto the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1981
    Date of Patent: October 25, 1983
    Assignee: DewEze Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: Dewey Hostetler
  • Patent number: 4373856
    Abstract: The self-propelled load carrying vehicle includes a vehicle framework supported by road wheels, and railroad wheels are mounted on the framework and are movable up and down with respect to the framework for supporting the vehicle from the railroad track. The rear road wheels propel the vehicle along the track. A sub-frame is rotatably mounted on the vehicle framework about an upwardly extending axis, and dump body is pivotally mounted on the sub-frame about an approximately horizontal axis. A conveyor is mounted to the rear end of the sub-frame and rotates with the sub-frame and dump body and receives the load from the dump body when the dump body is tilted and progressively urges the load on beyond the rear opening of the dump body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 1979
    Date of Patent: February 15, 1983
    Inventor: Glenn E. Taylor
  • Patent number: 4077328
    Abstract: The load carrying vehicle includes a vehicle framework supported by road wheels, and railroad wheels are mounted on the framework and are movable up and down with respect to the framework for engaging the rails of a railroad track for supporting the vehicle from a railroad track. A load support framework is rotatably mounted on the vehicle framework about an upwardly extending axis, and a dump body is pivotally mounted on the load support framework about a horizontal axis, so that the dump body can be rotated and tilted with respect to the vehicle framework to dump its load at various positions about the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1976
    Date of Patent: March 7, 1978
    Inventor: Glenn Taylor
  • Patent number: 4058343
    Abstract: A concrete transporting and placing vehicle wherein the frame of the material receiving body is slidably seated on a sub-frame that is fixed to the chassis of a truck, for movement by a hydraulic cylinder, about a fixed vertical axis, either to the left or the right, from a centered transport position aligned with the truck chassis to a diagonal discharge position in which the material discharge mouth at the rear of the body is at one side or the other of the vehicle; depending upon whether the body frame was shifted to the left or the right; and wherein upon return of the body frame to its transport position, a locking pin automatically engages to releasably hold the body frame in its transport position, the locking pin being automatically retracted to release the body frame for movement from its transport position, concomitantly with pressurization of the cylinder to effect such movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1977
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1977
    Assignee: Maxon Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Glenway W. Maxon, III