Patents Assigned to McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc.
  • Patent number: 9216856
    Abstract: There is disclosed a self-contained cart-tipping system for residential applications that can be installed on a variety of refuse collection truck types, including front loading, side loading and rear loading models. The cart tipper system of the invention includes independent hydraulic and electrical systems and needs only to be served by a source of electric power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Troy D. Howell, Daniel F. Kubista
  • Patent number: 8807613
    Abstract: A mechanized gripping apparatus for grabbing collection containers of a range of sizes is disclosed. The apparatus has converging opposed cylinder-operated finger arrangements which pivot together to close about a container for gripping and open to release a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Troy D. Howell, Daniel F. Kubista
  • Patent number: 8646965
    Abstract: A mixing fin assembly adapted to mix and guide materials in a rotatable mixing drum of a type used in a transit concrete mixing vehicle includes a spiral mixing fin designed to extend transversely into the drum constructed of a lightweight, moldable polymeric material which is flexible and resistant to abrasion, the mixing fin includes a plurality of conjoined sections that are fit together, preferably utilizing fin locking tabs and mating fin locking sockets. A preferred way of mounting the mixing fin into mixing drums uses a spiral fin mount rail track adapted to be fixed to the interior surface of the mixing drum. A locking tab locks the upper part of the rail track into the fin structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan S. Datema, Thomas G. Lindblom, Thomas J. Harris, Clint D. Glunz, William P. Bartlett, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8613543
    Abstract: An on-board auxiliary tank system for supplying makeup water and chemical additives to a transit concrete mixing vehicle is disclosed. The system includes a water tank having a sloped, generally concave upper section, spaced sides and a bottom designed for deployment nested beneath a mixing drum of a transit concrete mixing vehicle and defining a water compartment and a pair of elongate support block members for supporting the water tank situated beneath the sides of the tank and adapted to be attached thereto by removable latch fasteners. The block members include elements suitable for fastening the blocks to a concrete mixing vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas G. Lindblom, Bryan S. Datema, Ryan J. Roudebush
  • Publication number: 20130251485
    Abstract: There is disclosed a self-contained cart-tipping system for residential applications that can be installed on a variety of refuse collection truck types, including front loading, side loading and rear loading models. The cart tipper system of the invention includes independent hydraulic and electrical systems and needs only to be served by a source of electric power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Troy D. Howell, Daniel F. Kubista
  • Publication number: 20130107656
    Abstract: A mixing fin assembly adapted to mix and guide materials in a rotatable mixing drum of a type used in a transit concrete mixing vehicle includes a spiral mixing fin designed to extend transversely into the drum constructed of a lightweight, moldable polymeric material which is flexible and resistant to abrasion, the mixing fin includes a plurality of conjoined sections that are fit together, preferably utilizing fin locking tabs and mating fin locking sockets. A preferred way of mounting the mixing fin into mixing drums uses a spiral fin mount rail track adapted to be fixed to the interior surface of the mixing drum. A locking tab locks the upper part of the rail track into the fin structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan S. Datema, Thomas G. Lindblom, Thomas J. Harris, Clint D. Glunz, William P. Bartlett, SR.
  • Publication number: 20130057007
    Abstract: A mechanized gripping apparatus for grabbing collection containers of a range of sizes is disclosed. The apparatus has converging opposed cylinder-operated finger arrangements which pivot together to close about a container for gripping and open to release a container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: MCNEILUS TRUCK AND MANUFACTURING, INC.
    Inventors: Troy D. Howell, Daniel F. Kubista
  • Publication number: 20120282077
    Abstract: A method of controlling the deposition and packing of refuse in a refuse vehicle body that includes a container handling lift and dump mechanism that automatically grasps, lifts and dumps refuse containers into a charging hopper and a packer panel and attached follower panel operable in the charging hopper, the method comprising causing the container handling lift and dump mechanism to pause before dumping a container in a lift and dump cycle until the packer panel is fully retracted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Weston W. Alberts, Jeffrey E. Baumberger, William R. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8287173
    Abstract: A rotary concrete mixing drum (16) for a vehicle (10) having a drivetrain (18) for rotating the drum (16) includes a wall (33) having an opening (67) and a hatch cover assembly (37/200) removably closing the opening. The hatch assembly (200) may include a hatch cover (202) coupled to a panel (204) by bolts (212).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony J. Khouri
  • Patent number: 8182194
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a refuse collection vehicle including a vehicle body for receiving, compacting, transporting and ejecting refuse materials of a type using a packer panel that operates reciprocally along in said vehicle body with a connected follower panel in which the receiving and packing arrangement enables refuse to be deposited into a receiving section or area at any time regardless of the reciprocal position of the packer panel and which includes an efficient, low maintenance wiper member design in conjunction with a follower panel attached to the packer panel such that the top surface of both the follower panel and the packer panel are cleaned or swept off during the return or retraction stroke of the packer panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Claudiu D. Pruteanu, Jarud H. Hoefker, Timothy J. Edelbach
  • Patent number: 8162529
    Abstract: A rotary concrete mixing drum (16) includes an interior surface (74) at least partially provided by a polymer (90) impregnated with a slip agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony J. Khouri, William Rodgers, William Tippins
  • Patent number: 8152216
    Abstract: A self-contained, vehicle-mounted system for operating a retractable cover with respect to proximate open top containers transported by the vehicle to cover and uncover the containers. The system includes all of the items necessary to accomplish the covering and uncovering of a container and needs only to be mounted on the vehicle and connected to a source of electric power on the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Troy D. Howell, Daniel F. Kubista, Robert A. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8051970
    Abstract: The hinge assembly of the present invention is a novel configuration that utilizes multiple arcuate shaped clevis elements. The configuration produces a compact, stable, and efficient means for transmitting an actuation force to retract or deploy one or more sections of a folding chute assembly utilized on transit concrete mixing vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin M. Shaber, Thomas G. Lindblom
  • Patent number: 7931397
    Abstract: Auxiliary fluid tanks associated with transit concrete mixing and dispensing systems are disclosed which include a hydraulic reservoir tank which is adapted to be stowed inside a mixing drum support pedestal. The hydraulic fluid reservoir tank further includes a shaped outer wall defining an enclosed inner space and includes one or more fluid discharge and return connections in the outer wall. The tank is also provided with an internal baffle shape in line with the fluid return connections such that it is addressed by returning hydraulic fluid and deflects and defuses the returning hydraulic fluid so that it thoroughly mixes with cooler reservoir fluid. An auxiliary water tank can also be nested beneath the hydraulic fluid reservoir tank under the hollow support pedestal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas G. Lindblom, Bryan S. Datema
  • Publication number: 20110011698
    Abstract: The hinge assembly of the present invention is a novel configuration that utilizes multiple arcuate shaped clevis elements. The configuration produces a compact, stable, and efficient means for transmitting an actuation force to retract or deploy one or more sections of a folding chute assembly utilized on transit concrete mixing vehicles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Applicant: McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin M. Shaber, Thomas G. Lindblom
  • Patent number: 7850364
    Abstract: A concrete batch plant is disclosed including a frame and a transit mixer drum having an open end and a closed end. The drum is configured to be utilized both with the concrete batch plant and on a transit mixer truck. The drum may be pivotally coupled to the frame of the concrete batch plant for movement between a first position in which the open end is positioned to receive cement from a cement supply and to receive aggregate from an aggregate supply and a second position in which the open end is positioned to discharge the mixed cement and aggregate. Further, the drum may be a polymeric drum including an interior surface formed by a plurality of complementary molded helical polymeric sections joined along a helical seam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignees: McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc., Favco Composite Technology (US), Inc., Favco Truck Mixers International Pty Limited, Composite Technology R&D Pty Limited
    Inventors: Thomas J. Harris, William D. Tippins, Anthony J. Khouri, William Rodgers
  • Patent number: 7824096
    Abstract: A self-purging auxiliary fluid supply system for supplying washout or makeup water or other fluids under pressure to a truck-mounted concrete mixing/dispensing drum is disclosed. The system includes a truck-mounted fluid reservoir for containing a quantity of fluid connected to supply fluid to an air-operated diaphragm pump connected to supply auxiliary fluid from the fluid reservoir under pressure to a discharge assembly. The pump further provides an integral purge system for displacing fluid in the fluid supply system after use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas G. Lindblom, Ted M. Daly, Thomas P. Quigley
  • Patent number: 7744267
    Abstract: A composite, heavy duty rotary concrete mixing drum (16) for coupling to a vehicle having a drivetrain (18) for rotating the drum (16) comprises a wall and a drive ring. The wall defines a first end of the drum and a second end of the drum. The drive ring (39) is coupled to the first end of the drum and includes a hub (108, 252) and a plurality of extensions (110, 254). The hub is operatively coupled to the drivetrain. The plurality of extensions (110, 254) extend outwardly from the hub (108, 252) into the wall of the drum. At least one of the extensions includes an aperture (121, 126) extending therethrough. Rotation of the hub by the second drivetrain causes rotation of the drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Ted Daly, Ronald E. Christenson
  • Patent number: 7730903
    Abstract: An on-board auxiliary split tank system for supplying makeup water and chemical additives to a transit concrete mixing vehicle is disclosed which includes a generally cylindrical water tank designed for generally horizontal deployment having a shaped recess therein and an additive tank configured to nest in said recess of said water tank and which, when nested in said recess, generally completes said cylindrical shape. The water tank and additive tank are formed from a non-metallic material comprising a polymeric component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas G. Lindblom, Keith A. Kruckeberg, Ryan J. Roudebush, Kevin M. Shaber
  • Publication number: 20100050388
    Abstract: The present development provides a continuous fiber reinforced elastomeric resin molded article which may be exemplified by a flexible hinge used in the hostile environment of a refuse collection vehicle. The present development also provides an advanced molding process for making fiber-reinforced elastomeric composite molded articles. The process is particularly useful for articles that include areas of flexure and point loading.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2008
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Applicant: MCNEILUS TRUCK AND MANUFACTURING, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin M. Shaber, Thomas G. Lindblom