Patents Assigned to Schwing America, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10670023
    Abstract: A method for use with a pumping system includes receiving a pump command signal for starting a pump; initiating a valve command signal for opening a valve, in response to the receiving the pump command signal; receiving a valve sensor signal indicating that the valve is open; and initiating a pump start command signal, in response to the received valve sensor signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SCHWING AMERICA, INC.
    Inventor: Scott Roisum
  • Patent number: 10543817
    Abstract: An outrigger system includes an outrigger frame, a pair of hydraulic cylinders coupled to the outrigger frame, a pair of rear outriggers coupled to the outrigger frame and coupled to respective hydraulic cylinders, and a pair of multi-arm assemblies coupled to respective rear outriggers and respective hydraulic cylinders and arranged to permit the pair of rear outriggers to rotate, with respect to the outrigger frame, among a first stowed position, a first fully deployed position, and a first site transportation position via extension and retraction of the pair of hydraulic cylinders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Schwing America, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Gallione
  • Patent number: 7781039
    Abstract: A boom section includes a first, a second, a third, and a fourth fiber reinforced thermoset composite material layer and a flex core layer. The first fiber reinforced thermoset composite material layer has glass fibers in a vinyl ester matrix. The second fiber reinforced thermoset composite material layer is disposed over the first composite material layer and has carbon fibers in an epoxy matrix. The flex core layer is disposed over the second composite material layer. The third fiber reinforced thermoset composite material layer is disposed over the flex core layer and has aramid fibers in a vinyl ester matrix. The fourth fiber reinforced thermoset composite material layer is disposed over the third composite material layer and has glass fibers in a vinyl ester matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Schwing America, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas M. Anderson, David R. Bissen, Lawrence P. Schmidt, Brian E. Spencer, Leo B. Willner, Richard T. Atherton, Richard L. Grover
  • Patent number: 7722243
    Abstract: A concrete transit mixer truck includes a control system that automatically controls rotation of the mixer drum at a constant drum speed when the mixer truck is traveling. When sensed speed of the truck exceeds a threshold, the control system automatically causes a hydraulic system to rotate the drum at a constant speed, regardless of the truck engine speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Schwing America, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles P. Schumacher, Alexander Krasny, Heinz Ulrich Worthmann, Robert Benjamin Durand, Carl Phillip Quist
  • Patent number: 7398981
    Abstract: A concrete pumping truck having a forward end and a rear end with a hopper attached at the rear end of the concrete pumping truck comprises an auxiliary axle system pivotally attached to the rear end of the truck adjacent the hopper, the auxiliary axle system comprising a pair of pivotable wheels movable between a first position in contact with a ground surface and a second position elevated above the ground surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2008
    Assignee: Schwing America, Inc.
    Inventors: Evran Y. Ener, Thomas M. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20080144424
    Abstract: A concrete transit mixer truck includes a control system that automatically controls rotation of the mixer drum at a constant drum speed when the mixer truck is traveling. When sensed speed of the truck exceeds a threshold, the control system automatically causes a hydraulic system to rotate the drum at a constant speed, regardless of the truck engine speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Applicant: Schwing America, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles P. Schumacher, Alexander Krasny, Heinz Ulrich Worthmann, Robert Benjamin Durand, Carl Phillip Quist
  • Patent number: 7175189
    Abstract: A mounting bracket is attachable to a vehicle frame for pivotally connecting a booster axle assembly comprising a pair of spaced arms, each arm having a first end, a second end, and an axle connected therebetween. The mounting bracket includes a U-shaped portion having a base and a pair of spaced legs connected to the base and extending in a first direction generally normal to the base. The pair of spaced legs and base define a space for receiving the first end of one of the arms of the booster axle assembly. Each leg defines first and second spaced appendages that define a slot. A mounting plate is connected to the base of the U-shaped portion and extends in a second direction normal to the base to permit connection of the mounting bracket to the vehicle frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Assignee: Schwing America, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas E. Eull
  • Publication number: 20060263180
    Abstract: A silo for storing viscous material such as sludge, the silo comprising a floor and a perimeter wall connected to the floor, is disclosed. The silo further comprises a moveable frame adjacent to the floor wherein the frame defines an area less than the area of the floor, and an opening in the floor. A crosspiece having opposite ends mounted to generally opposing portions of the perimeter wall is provided within the silo adjacent to the moveable frame. The crosspiece contains a surface facing the floor and is positioned adjacent to the frame. The crosspiece further comprises one or more diverter portions connected to the crosspiece which extend from the floor facing surface of the crosspiece towards the floor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2005
    Publication date: November 23, 2006
    Applicant: Schwing America, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Brey, Franz Tillman
  • Publication number: 20060257604
    Abstract: A boom section includes a first, a second, a third, and a fourth fiber reinforced thermoset composite material layer and a flex core layer. The first fiber reinforced thermoset composite material layer has glass fibers in a vinyl ester matrix. The second fiber reinforced thermoset composite material layer is disposed over the first composite material layer and has carbon fibers in an epoxy matrix. The flex core layer is disposed over the second composite material layer. The third fiber reinforced thermoset composite material layer is disposed over the flex core layer and has aramid fibers in a vinyl ester matrix. The fourth fiber reinforced thermoset composite material layer is disposed over the third composite material layer and has glass fibers in a vinyl ester matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2006
    Publication date: November 16, 2006
    Applicant: Schwing America, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Anderson, David Bissen, Lawrence Schmidt, Brian Spencer, Leo Willner, Richard Atherton, Richard Grover
  • Patent number: 7128094
    Abstract: The present invention is a boom system comprising a first boom section having a distal end and a proximal end. A second boom section includes a distal end and a proximal end, wherein the proximal end of the second boom section is rotatably coupled to the distal end of the first boom section. At least one of the boom sections is substantially formed from composite materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2006
    Assignee: Schwing America, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas M. Anderson, David R. Bissen, Lawrence P. Schmidt, Brian E. Spencer, Leo B. Willner, Richard T. Atherton, Richard L. Grover
  • Patent number: 7114690
    Abstract: A support apparatus used with construction masts. The support apparatus comprises a truss and a top adjustable mount assembly secured to the truss. The top adjustable mount assembly is selectively positionable so as to engage the construction mast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Assignee: Schwing America, Inc.
    Inventor: David R. Bissen
  • Patent number: 7055613
    Abstract: A fire fighting vehicle having a boom system includes a working assembly attached to an end portion of the boom system. The working assembly comprises a frame pivotally mounted at a midpoint of the frame to the end portion of the boom. The frame carries a mechanical actuator that is connected to a tool capable of piercing an exterior of a structure when the mechanical actuator is actuated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: Schwing America, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Bissen, Jason D. LaPlante, Stephen J. Catflisch
  • Patent number: 6938716
    Abstract: An anti-rollover system is used with a concrete mixing truck with a mixing drum, in particular during turning maneuvers, for preventing rollovers by the truck. The anti-rollover system is comprised of one or more sensors on the truck which generate an input signal representative of the truck's operating conditions indicative of a rollover condition. The system compares the sensor signal against stored data indicative of rollover conditions and if necessary initiates corrective action to prevent the truck from rolling over. Corrective action includes stopping, or in some circumstances slowing, rotation of the drum carrying a concrete load. With mixing trucks including a booster axle system, corrective action may additionally or separately include unloading the booster axle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2005
    Assignee: Schwing America, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas E. Eull
  • Publication number: 20050011560
    Abstract: The present invention is a boom system comprising a first boom section having a distal end and a proximal end. A second boom section includes a distal end and a proximal end, wherein the proximal end of the second boom section is rotatably coupled to the distal end of the first boom section. At least one of the boom sections is substantially formed from composite materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2004
    Publication date: January 20, 2005
    Applicant: Schwing America, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Anderson, David Bissen, Lawrence Schmidt, Brian Spencer, Leo Willner, Richard Atherton, Richard Grover
  • Publication number: 20050011604
    Abstract: The present invention is a method of forming a fiber reinforced thermoset composite boom section or pipeline. The method comprises first creating a form and coating the form with a wax layer. A plurality of fiber reinforced thermoset composite material layers is then formed over the form. After the thermoset composite material layers cure, the form is removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2004
    Publication date: January 20, 2005
    Applicant: Schwing America, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Anderson, David Bissen, Lawrence Schmidt, Brian Spencer, Leo Willner, Richard Atherton, Richard Grover
  • Patent number: 6808025
    Abstract: An improved fire-fighting device designed to allow variable positioning of a quenching agent dispensing point. The fire-fighting device also allows high quenching agent flow rates. The device uses an articulable boom arrangement and solid pipeline to achieve these advantages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2004
    Assignee: Schwing America, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Bissen, William F. Burch, Lawrence P. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 6786233
    Abstract: The present invention is a boom system comprising a first boom section having a distal end and a proximal end. A second boom section includes a distal end and a proximal end, wherein the proximal end of the second boom section is rotatably coupled to the distal end of the first boom section. At least one of the boom sections is substantially formed from composite materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: Schwing America, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas M. Anderson, David R. Bissen, Lawrence P. Schmidt, Brian E. Spencer, Leo B. Willner, Richard T. Atherton, Richard L. Grover
  • Patent number: 6755212
    Abstract: The present invention is a boom system comprising a plurality of articulated boom sections. Each boom section has a longitudinal axis. A stiffening layer is attached to a surface of at least one of the boom sections, and extends within about ten degrees of parallel to the longitudinal axis of the boom section. The stiffening layer is formed of a fiber-reinforced composite material including a plurality of fibers and matrix material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2004
    Assignee: Schwing America, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas M. Anderson, David R. Bissen, Lawrence P. Schmidt, Brian E. Spencer, Richard L. Grover, Leo B. Willner
  • Patent number: 6719009
    Abstract: The present invention is a concrete piping system comprising a pipeline. The pipeline includes an intake end, an output end, a liner resistant to concrete abrasion and a pressure tube of composite materials placed over the liner. A concrete pump is connected to the intake end of the pipeline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2004
    Assignee: Schwing America, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Bissen, Lawrence P. Schmidt, Brian E. Spencer, Leo B. Willner
  • Patent number: 6719118
    Abstract: The spacing device mounted to a two-section chute system prevents inadvertent contact between the two chute sections. The spacing device includes a mounting flange and a blocking member positionable between first and second pivotally attached chute sections of a concrete mixing truck. The first chute section comprises an annular flange that is configured to contact an arcuate edge of the second chute section. The mounting flange is connected to a second end of the first chute section and the blocking member is attached to the mounting flange. The blocking member comprises a contact surface that is configured to engage a portion of the arcuate edge of the second chute section when the spacing device is in a blocking position. In the blocking position, the spacing device holds the first and second chute sections in a partially open position to prevent unintended contact between the chute sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2004
    Assignee: Schwing America, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas E. Eull, Charles Peter Schumacher