Patents Assigned to ISCO Industries, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10780649
    Abstract: A jig assembly and method of use are provided for positioning and re-rounding pipes for welding. The jig assembly comprises a first jaw assembly and a second jaw assembly which position and move a coupling onto one pipe then the second pipe for subsequent welding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: ISCO Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael John Montgomery
  • Patent number: 10076988
    Abstract: Present embodiments provide an automated system for laying pipe which includes various clearing functions in order to clear impingements and jams of pipe being fed to a conveyor or other structure while dispensing the pipe from the trailer. Some embodiments include uprights which are adjustable to increase the carrying capacity of piping. Other embodiments provide adjustable members which raise and lower to aid in clearing the pipe. Other embodiments provide a gate or arm which may be actuated to push or hold pipes back allowing one pipe to feed at a time. Still further, a transition cradle may be utilized to hold pipes back and actuate a single pipe. These features allow for clearing of various types of jams in the feed process so that a single pipe may be cleanly actuated to a conveyor for feeding from the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: ISCO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Ellenbrand, Jeremy Becker, Michael John Montgomery, Landan Alan Cheney, Shaun Aird Cheney, Robert D. Jones, III
  • Patent number: 9625056
    Abstract: An automated vehicle system for laying pipe includes a vehicle (e.g., a stringing trailer) with a bed for storing a plurality of pipes. Tilted gravity members extend across the bed of the vehicle to feed the pipes toward a chute with conveyor running toward the rear of the vehicle. A gate arm and rocker arm mechanism ensure that pipes are fed one at a time onto the conveyor to lay a series of pipes on the ground. Optionally, a joining trailer can be connected behind the vehicle for joining the pipes together before the pipe is placed on the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: ISCO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Shaun Aird Cheney, Landan Alan Cheney
  • Patent number: 9415542
    Abstract: A jig assembly and method of use are provided for positioning and re-rounding pipes for welding. The jig assembly comprises a first jaw assembly and a second jaw assembly which position and move a coupling onto one pipe then the second pipe for subsequent welding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: ISCO Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael John Montgomery
  • Publication number: 20150165672
    Abstract: A jig assembly and method of use are provided for positioning and re-rounding pipes for welding. The jig assembly comprises a first jaw assembly and a second jaw assembly which position and move a coupling onto one pipe then the second pipe for subsequent welding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Applicant: ISCO Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael John Montgomery
  • Patent number: 8973616
    Abstract: A pipe, such as a liner for repairing a failing culvert, comprises a continuous wall defining an inner wall surface and an exterior wall surface. The pipe further defines a central fluid passageway extending from an inlet end to an outlet end. The inner wall surface of the pipe defines a waveform-like geometry near the inlet end, said waveform-like geometry including an initial curvature beginning at the inlet end of the pipe and continuing until reaching a predetermined location where an inner diameter of the pipe is minimized, the curvature then continuing with the inner diameter increasing again to a second predetermined location, before the inner diameter again decreases to a third predetermined location and then remains substantially constant along the remaining length of the pipe, thus creating an annular recess in the inner wall surface of the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: ISCO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Don McGriff, Tim Toliver