Patents Assigned to Beloit Corporation
  • Patent number: 7106019
    Abstract: A serial interface circuit electrically connected to a controller to control an electric motor. The interface circuit includes a controller circuit and a motor circuit. The controller circuit includes a transmitter and a receiver circuit, and the motor circuit includes a transmitter circuit and a receiver circuit. The interface interrogates the motor to acquire status and diagnostic information by receiving commands from the controller, adjusts a voltage level to a desired level, outputs the voltage signal to command and control the motor, and receives a voltage response from the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Assignee: Regal-Beloit Corporation
    Inventors: Roger C. Becerra, William R. Archer, Brian L. Beifus, Mark A. Brattoli
  • Patent number: 7077708
    Abstract: A connector assembly configured to engage a motor connector having a plurality of contacts is described. The connector assembly includes a plurality of receptacle terminals and first and second housing portions each having channels formed therein for insertion of the receptacle. The channels include an end further including a slot formed therein where the channels are configured to engage respective sides of the receptacle terminals along their longitudinal axis. The slots define a rectangular opening for insertion of a respective tab terminal into each respective receptacle terminal. Each receptacle terminal includes a wire insulation engaging segment, a wire engaging segment, and a receptacle portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Assignee: Regal-Beloit Corporation
    Inventors: Philip Wayne Johnson, Kamron Mark Wright
  • Patent number: 7037203
    Abstract: An adapter device is disclosed for adapting a drive of a worm gear to rotate an output shaft. The adapter device includes a sleeve having an inside diameter which is slightly greater than an outside diameter of the output shaft. The sleeve has an outer diameter which is slightly less than an inner diameter of the drive of the worm gear. An elongate key cooperates with a longitudinal slot defined by the output shaft and an aligned channel defined by the sleeve and an aligned groove defined by the drive of the worm gear. The sleeve is disposed between the output shaft and the drive of the worm gear, the sleeve, the output shaft and the drive of the worm gear being coaxial relative to each other. The arrangement is such that when the drive of the worm gear rotates, the key interacts with the aligned groove of the drive of the worm gear, the channel of the sleeve and the longitudinal slot of the output shaft for rotating the output shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: Durst Power Transmission Products, a division of Regal-Beloit Corporation
    Inventor: Robert Brandemuehl
  • Patent number: 6772572
    Abstract: A fabricated wooden stud including: (1) a pair of fully-aligned face-members of OSB spaced from one another and each having first and second ends and first and second elongate edges; (2) first and second fully-aligned edge-members of OSB spaced from one another, the first and second edge-members being adhesively affixed between the face-members along the first edges and second edges thereof, respectively; and (3) a pair of end-members adhesively affixed between the face-members at the ends thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Assignee: Riley Beloit Corporation
    Inventor: John R. Henthorn
  • Patent number: 5521844
    Abstract: A printing press monitoring and advising system is shown utilizing an inference engine to analyze the operation of the press intelligently. The system analyzes detected press and paper characteristics in accordance with a symptom table, conclusion table, and symptom/conclusion table to advise the operator as to press operation settings, such as tension settings, prior to the start of press operations; possible problems during press operations, and the type and/or the cause of defects as such defects are detected by the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1996
    Assignee: Beloit Corporation
    Inventor: Arthur T. Karis
  • Patent number: 5476164
    Abstract: A solenoid operated actuator mechanism for positioning a shift fork in a double clutch arrangement for use in a transmission includes a pair of solenoid actuators operatively connected to a shaft that is fixed to the shift fork for positioning the shift fork in a neutral position when the solenoid actuators are de-energized and for positioning the shaft and shift fork selectively in a forward or reverse location if one or the other of the solenoids are energized. The invention includes a first embodiment where the shaft is fixed to the shift fork and to one end of a solenoid core element and wherein the forward and reverse solenoid assemblies are located on one side of the shaft; a second embodiment includes a shaft having end portions forming solenoid core elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 19, 1995
    Assignee: Regal-Beloit Corporation
    Inventors: Keith O. Moore, Diederik G. F. Berghauser-Pont
  • Patent number: 5333380
    Abstract: A shaft-mounted bushing for connecting a rotating member to a shaft. The bushing includes a frame receiving a hub rotatably mounted therein. The hub includes an opening at one end thereof for receiving a shaft from the one end thereof. The hub includes a tapered portion which converges inwardly from the one end of the hub and toward the other end thereof. A sleeve is mounted into the hub from the one end of the hub and between the tapered portion of the hub and the cylindrical shaft. The outer portion of the sleeve converges inwardly from the one end of the hub and engages the hub. The sleeve presents an inward portion which is coaxial with and parallel to the cylindrical shaft for engaging the shaft in force transmitting relation ship therewith. The bushing assembly is completed by drawing the sleeve into the hub by way of a fastener located at the other end of the hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 2, 1994
    Assignee: Regal-Beloit Corporation
    Inventors: Byron M. Patz, Glenn R. Schwartz
  • Patent number: 5211488
    Abstract: A shaft-mounted bushing for connecting a rotating member to a shaft. The bushing includes a frame receiving a hub rotatably mounted therein. The hub includes an opening at one end thereof for receiving a shaft from the one end thereof. The hub includes a tapered portion which converges inwardly from the one end of the hub and toward the other end thereof. A sleeve is mounted into the hub from the one end of the hub and between the tapered portion of the hub and the cylindrical shaft. The outer portion of the sleeve converges inwardly from the one end of the hub and engages the hub. The sleeve presents an inward portion which is coaxial with and parallel to the cylindrical shaft for engaging the shaft in force transmitting relation ship therewith. The bushing assembly is completed by drawing the sleeve into the hub by way of a fastener located at the other end of the hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1993
    Assignee: Regal Beloit Corporation
    Inventors: Byron M. Patz, Glenn R. Schwartz
  • Patent number: 5175945
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed for drying a web of paper emerging from a press section of a papermaking machine. The apparatus incudes a first dryer section means for initiating the drying of the first side of the web. A first transfer arrangement transfers the web from the press section to the first dryer section. A second dryer section is disposed downstream relative to the first dryer section for initiating the drying of a second side of the web, the second side of the web being opposite to the first side thereof. A first dryer transfer arrangement transfer the web without open draw between the first and second dryer sections. The first dryer transfer arrangement permits both threading of the web without the assistance of threading ropes and the drying of both sides of the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1993
    Assignee: Beloit Corporation
    Inventors: Borgeir Skaugen, Gregory L. Wedel
  • Patent number: 5167768
    Abstract: A wide area type of wet press for dewatering an endless traveling web, such as paper, wherein a shoe having a curved face is applied to a traveling belt which travels through a high pressure zone between the shoe and a rotating backing roll. The nip line of the most intense nip pressure along the length of contact of the shoe over the backing roll is selectively located, as desired, by pivotally supporting the shoe about two, parallel, longitudinally extending axes which, in turn, are supported on separately controlled hydraulic pistons. The pressure profile of the nip pressure over the face of the shoe can also be altered by controlling the hydraulic pressure in the support pistons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1992
    Assignee: Beloit Corporation
    Inventors: Dennis C. Cronin, Arnold J. Roerig
  • Patent number: 5160583
    Abstract: In a papermaking machine, a method and mechanism for delivering stock to a dewatering web including a pressure headbox with a narrowing slice opening, a receiving throat either with a single traveling forming wire or a pair of traveling forming wires, bridging the space between the headbox opening and the wire so that the stock jet is contained without a free surface, and applying a trailing flexible element opposite the stock in a single wire machine or against one wire in a twin wire machine with the force and location of the trailing element controlled by a series of push rods arranged parallel in a cross machine direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1992
    Assignee: Beloit Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel J. Eaton, Roger A. Kanitz
  • Patent number: 5152402
    Abstract: A disc screen or like rotatable shaft assembly is disclosed having a non-metallic, substantially-cylindrical resilient spacer. The spacer has a non-circular shaft receiving opening. A plurality of screen discs are embedded in the spacer to accommodate limited tilting of the discs. Annular metallic surrounds may be provided to cover exposed non-metallic surfaces of the spacer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1992
    Assignee: Beloit Corporation
    Inventor: Conrad Matula
  • Patent number: 5152471
    Abstract: A web threading apparatus for a web slitting machine which longitudinally divides a wide web in a slitting or cutting station, including a threading device having a threading rod guided by chains through the machine. The threading device supplies first and second groups of sub-webs to first and second groups of associated winding apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1992
    Assignee: Beloit Corporation
    Inventor: Bernd Goerner
  • Patent number: 5152874
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed for removing fluid from a fibrous web. The apparatus includes a press member and a blanket which cooperates with the press member for defining therebetween an elongate pressing section such that the web is pressed between the press member and the blanket during passage through the pressing section. An elongate press shoe urges the blanket towards the press member such that when the web passes through the pressing section, fluid is removed from the web. A heater is disposed adjacent to the press member for transferring heat to the web such that when the web passes through the pressing section, the web is subjected for an extended period to increase pressure and temperature so that water vapor generated within the pressing section during the passage of the web through the pressing section forces the fluid in the liquid phase away from the web. The press member has an outer surface which cooperates with the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1992
    Assignee: Beloit Corporation
    Inventor: Samuel F. Keller
  • Patent number: 5152078
    Abstract: A vacuum roll transfer apparatus is disclosed for drying a web extending through a single tier dryer section of a paper machine. The apparatus includes a rotatable perforate shell having a first and a second end. A stationary duct is disposed within and along the length of the shell between the ends of the shell. The duct is connected to a source of partial vacuum and the shell defines a plurality of holes along the length thereof such that in use of the apparatus, when the duct is connected to the source of partial vacuum, a partial vacuum is generated within a chamber defined between the shell and the duct. A flow restricting arrangement is disposed within the duct for generating a greater vacuum level adjacent to at least one of the ends of the shell for facilitating threading of a tail of the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1992
    Assignee: Beloit Corporation
    Inventor: Gregory L. Wedel
  • Patent number: 5150850
    Abstract: A method for winding a traveling web into a wound web roll supported on a two-drum belt winder having a belt looped over two fixedly mounted support drums. The tension in the belt is adjustable from an initially relieved tension condition where a depression is formed in the belt over the notch between the support drums. A new core is inserted in the depression and is wrapped by the on-coming paper web to begin forming a wound roll of paper. As the wound roll of paper increases in diameter, the tension in the looped belt is increased to provide greater support in the span between the nips of the wound roll over the belt against the support drums. Initially, a rider roll is also brought into nipping engagement with the wound paper roll. The nip load of the rider roll is gradually relieved as the diameter of the wound paper roll increases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1992
    Assignee: Beloit Corporation
    Inventor: Richard J. Adams
  • Patent number: 5149402
    Abstract: A headbox is disclosed for ejecting stock onto a forming wire of a papermaking machine. The headbox includes an upper, lower, first and second side wall, with each of the side walls extending between the upper and the lower walls such that the upper, lower and side walls define therebetween a slice chamber for the passage therethrough of a primary flow of the stock. A secondary flow of stock is injected laterally relative to the primary flow such that the secondary flow extends through the side walls for controlling fiber orientation along the lateral side edges of the stock ejected from the headbox onto the forming wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1992
    Assignee: Beloit Corporation
    Inventor: Ian W. Riddick
  • Patent number: 5146838
    Abstract: A piston apparatus for use in a controlled deflection roll includes a rectilinear-shaped piston having at least one side seal extending longitudinally in a slot in each side wall and an end seal in each end of the piston extending between the side seals. The end seals have at least one pair of intersecting surfaces at each end thereof which cooperate with a corresponding pair of surfaces of each side seal to move longitudinally relative to the piston and side seals to maintain a continuous seal peripherally about the piston. The continuous seal engages the side walls of a channel within the support shaft of the controlled deflection roll and a non-movable seal surface in each of two, opposed dams at either end of the channel in the support shaft. The side and end seals move with the piston relative to the support shaft and seal surfaces on the end dams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1992
    Assignee: Beloit Corporation
    Inventors: Keith R. Olson, Charles C. Moschel
  • Patent number: 5147509
    Abstract: A headbox apparatus is disclosed for ejecting stock onto a forming wire of a papermaking machine. The apparatus includes a header for the flow therethrough of the stock. The header finds an inlet and an outlet, the outlet having an upstream and a downstream end. The header is tapered in a cross-machine direction from the upstream end towards the downstream end such that the flow of stock through the outlet remains substantially constant from the upstream to the downstream end. A distributor is disposed immediately downstream relative to the outlet and in fluid communication therewith. The distributor includes a plurality of distributor tubes which are disposed parallel relative to each other. Each of the tubes has an upstream extremity such that the stock flows from the outlet through each of the upstream extremities. Each of the extremities defines an upstream edge and a downstream edge such that for each tube, the upstream edge is nearer than the downstream edge to the upstream end of the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1992
    Assignee: Beloit Corporation
    Inventors: Mutsuo Kuragasaki, Yasuhiro Sueoka, Akira Equchi, Tetsuo Makino
  • Patent number: 5142759
    Abstract: A roll cover apparatus is disclosed for covering a roll of a papermaking machine. The apparatus includes a synthetic cover which is applied to the outer peripheral surface of the roll, which is of an electrically conductive material. A plurality of fibers are randomly dispersed within the synthetic cover such that the plurality of fibers are disposed between the outer peripheral surface of the roll and an outer face of the synthetic cover. An electrically conductive material is applied to the external boundary of at least some of the fibers such that during use of the apparatus, when slippage occurs between a web of paper being treated by the apparatus and the outer face of the cover, an electrostatic charge generated by the slippage is discharged by the conductive material from the outer face of the cover to the electrically conductive roll so that scorching of the web by discharge of the charge through the web is eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1992
    Assignee: Beloit Corporation
    Inventors: James Bonander, Charles W. Jaget