Patents Represented by Attorney Henry C. Westin
  • Patent number: 3975938
    Abstract: The disclosure concerns a roll changing device for roll stands of a rolling mill or the like having a pair of working rolls and backing rolls assigned to each working roll in which the roll pairs, including their component bearing parts, can be moved as separate units into and out of the windows of the housings of the mill. A piston cylinder assembly provided for this purpose is arranged in front of the understructure for the support member of the lower backing roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1975
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1976
    Assignee: Schloemann-Siemag Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Arno Schmidt, Rudolf Mueller
  • Patent number: 3970191
    Abstract: Transfer apparatus for a workpiece such as a metal slab, bloom or coil of metal strip comprises a carriage supported on a substantially horizontal beam. The beam is displaceable in the direction of its length and the ends of a flexible cable are connected to opposite ends of the carriage with a reach of the cable extending substantially parallel to the length of the beam. An intermediate point of the cable is firmly anchored so that displacement of the beam causes the carriage to be displaced along the beam as well as its movement with the beam. The beam can also be raised and lowered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1975
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1976
    Assignee: Wean United, Inc.
    Inventors: Derek Oldfield, Dennis Postlethwaite
  • Patent number: 3961510
    Abstract: The disclosure of this application relates to a looper device employed to impose a constant tension on a strip as it passes between the stands of a tandem rolling mill. The looper is operated by an hydraulic actuator which is controlled by a computer controlled hydraulic servosystem. The computer is fed a signal of the position of the looper and calculates the required pressure difference across the actuator for a desired tension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1975
    Date of Patent: June 8, 1976
    Assignee: Wean United, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Charles Kovacs
  • Patent number: 3949543
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method and a machine for forming stranded wire into a wire cord and comprises the steps and elements of mounting several spools of individual wire strands on a common arbor in a manner that the strands may be unwound in the same direction and fed to a gathering sheave, rotating means for supporting two spaced-apart flyer sheaves arranged radially upward of said gathering sheave, said flyer sheaves being arranged so that the several strands are fed radially outward from said gathering sheave and, hence, from one flyer sheave to the other and, thence, to a discharge station arranged coaxially with said gathering sheave and on the same side of a wire coiling means adapted to pull the wire through the machine, the construction and arrangement of elements being such that the individual strands of wire are caused to be formed into a wire cord in which the number of twists per unit length is a function of the speed of travel of the wire and the revolutions per minute of the rotati
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1974
    Date of Patent: April 13, 1976
    Assignee: Wean United, Inc.
    Inventor: Jesse Clarence Bittman
  • Patent number: 3946587
    Abstract: A rolling mill stand for hot or cold rolling rod and flats has a C-shaped housing and a bolt connecting the protruding ends of the housing. The work rolls are mounted in cantilever fashion and are carried in chocks which are restrained by the housing. The chocks are pivoted to the housing about pivot pins, the axes of which are parallel to the axes of the work rolls and are displaced from the plane through the roll axes. Pivoting of the chocks about the pivot pins in order to vary the separation of the work rolls does not affect the shape of the roll gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1974
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1976
    Assignee: Davy-Loewy Ltd.
    Inventor: Jack Maltby
  • Patent number: 3941611
    Abstract: An apparatus for distributing a controlled flow of water onto passing hot strips in proportion to the varying width of strips as they issue from a hot strip rolling mill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1974
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1976
    Assignee: Wean United, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Irwin Greenberger