Patents Assigned to B E Industries
  • Patent number: 4197548
    Abstract: An antenna mounting structure is supported and oriented by three linear hydraulic actuators responsive to linear position transducers of a passive stabilization system serving as a vertical reference for keeping an antenna precisely pointed at a geostatically satellite during motion disturbances. The antenna is assembled with each of the linear actuators connected thereto through a gimbaled mount which facilitates accommodation of the requisite angulation thereof necessitated by motion in adjacent actuators. Response in each actuator is derived through an independent linear servo loop directly communicating with a linear position transducer constructed in scaled replication of the respective antenna actuator geometrical configuration and assembled to an inertially stabilized platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1976
    Date of Patent: April 8, 1980
    Assignee: B. E. Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Dorsey T. Smith, William B. Stuhler
  • Patent number: 4020491
    Abstract: A multi-axis antenna pedestal with two controlled axes configured with elevation over azimuth on a gravity and gyro stabilized platform. The assembly is suspended with right-angled pivotal axes in substantially the same horizontal plane, and structure pivoted about the upper two controlled axes is statically balanced and the center of gravity of the entire pivotally mounted assembly is on the vertical axis and below the gimbal plane. The platform structure includes at least one gyro motor and rotor system pivotally mounted in the platform structure on an axis parallel to one of the right angled pivotal axes of the platform pivotal mounting. The center of gravity of the one gyro motor and rotor system is below its pivotal mounting in the platform structure, and when two such gyro motor and rotor systems are employed the pivotal mounting axes of each parallels an individual axis of the platform pivotal mounting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1974
    Date of Patent: April 26, 1977
    Assignee: B E Industries
    Inventors: Albert H. Bieser, William B. Stuhler, Dorsey T. Smith
  • Patent number: 3972244
    Abstract: The specification discloses a transmission for varying the mechanical advantage in the power train of a bicycle. The transmission includes a drive sprocket attached to one wheel of the bicycle for driving the wheel and a fixed pitch sheave mounted on the bicycle frame. An endless chain is entrained between the drive sprocket and fixed pitch sheave. A rotatable variable pitch sheave is mounted to move relative to the fixed pitch sheave and is operatively connected to the fixed pitch sheave by a V-belt passing therebetween.A pedal sprocket is rotatably mounted on the bicycle frame and connected by way of a chain to the variable pitch sheave for rotating the variable pitch sheave. The rotation of the variable pitch sheave by the pedal sprocket causes the movement of the variable pitch sheave relative to the fixed pitch sheave to vary the mechanical advantage therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1975
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1976
    Assignee: B.E. Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert H. Bieser, William B. Stuhler