Patents by Inventor Carl G. Seiz

Carl G. Seiz has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 5060683
    Abstract: A process and apparatus for removing oxides, millscale and other impurities from continuous metal strip longitudinally fed at regulated speeds from a coil at one end through a series of horizontally aligned treatment stages, including three shallow pickling tanks, to a recoiler at the other end. The pickling tanks are constructed of granite slabs formed into a V-shaped cross section near the ingress and a flat ramp near the egress. Variable speed pinch rolls at the ends of each tank regulate the immersion of the strip in the tanks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 29, 1991
    Assignee: Continental Installers Corporation
    Inventors: Carl G. Seiz, Clyde G. Robinson
  • Patent number: 4996998
    Abstract: A process and apparatus for removing oxides, millscale and other impurities from continuous metal strip longitudinally fed at regulated speeds from a coil at one end through a series of horizontally aligned treatment stages, including three shallow pickling tanks, to a recoiler at the other end. The pickling tanks are constructed of granite slabs formed into a V-shaped cross section near the ingress and a flat ramp near the egress. Variable speed pinch rolls at the ends of each tank regulate the immersion of the strip in the tanks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 5, 1991
    Assignee: Continental Installers Corporation
    Inventors: Carl G. Seiz, Clyde G. Robinson
  • Patent number: 4920995
    Abstract: A process and apparatus for removing oxides, millscale and other impurities from continuous metal strip longitudinally fed at regulated speeds from a coil at one end through a series of horizontally aligned treatment stages, including three shallow pickling tanks, to a recoiler at the other end. The pickling tanks are constructed of granite slabs formed into a V-shaped cross section near the ingress and a flat ramp near the egress. Variable speed pinch rolls at the ends of each tank regulate the immersion of the strip in the tanks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 1, 1990
    Assignee: Continental Installers Corporation
    Inventors: Carl G. Seiz, Clyde G. Robinson
  • Patent number: 4687404
    Abstract: A multi-load position push-in flow rack capable of moving and storing loads in tandem comprises front and rear uprights mounting a pair of horizontally spaced inclined rails on which load transfer apparatus is mounted. The load transfer apparatus comprises an elongated carriage supported for reciprocation on the rails by a lower series of wheels and a shorter load support mounted for reciprocation relative to the carriage by an upper series of wheels which are located on the carriage and which engage the undersides of the load support. Abutments are provided at the rear end of the carriage for coupling the load support to the carriage so that they can move together when loaded. Stops are provided at the front and rear ends of the rack to limit the travel of the carriage therein. In the course of loading, the load support with a first load thereon is pushed rearwardly relative to the carriage to expose the front of the carriage for accepting a second load and to couple the load support to the carriage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1985
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1987
    Assignee: Seiz Corporation
    Inventors: Frederick G. Seiz, Carl G. Seiz, Robert J. Egner
  • Patent number: 4582188
    Abstract: The speed of a pallet as it descends down a pair of inclined rails in a flow rack is controlled by a series of speed-control wheels mounted on axles fastened to frame members located underneath the pallet. A tapered roller bearing is interposed between each axle and wheel to mount the wheel for combined rotary motion and axial motion. Brake pads are mounted on the frame member for engaging a braking surface on the wheel as it moves axially in response to the pallet load. The brake pads apply friction to the wheel for slowing the speed of the pallet. A bar is provided adjacent the lower end of each rail for engaging the speed control wheels on the pallets to increase the axial pressure thereon and to increase friction for arresting the pallets and separating the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 15, 1986
    Assignee: Variable Control Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl G. Seiz, Clyde G. Robinson
  • Patent number: 4351417
    Abstract: A speed retarder used in combination with a flexible member such as rope, cable, or chain to control the speed of the flexible member relative to the speed retarder. The speed retarder is particularly suited for use in applications where it is desirable to lower a load at a controlled rate of speed from a higher elevation to a lower elevation. Such applications include fire escape devices and safety backup devices for elevators.One specific embodiment of the speed retarder comprises a frame having an axle on which is mounted a pair of rollers each having a tapered surface around which a flexible member is trained and retained between the surfaces by means of guides. The wheels are mounted on the axle for combined rotary and outward sliding motion into brake pads carried by the frame outboard of the wheels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1980
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1982
    Assignee: Variable Control Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick G. Seiz, Carl G. Seiz
  • Patent number: 4234069
    Abstract: Automatic braking apparatus for controlling the speed of a vehicle travelling downwardly on an inclined slope. The apparatus comprises a wheel housing, a pair of specially designed wheels mounted in the housing for combined rotary and axial motion, and a rail engageable between the wheels and moveable longitudinally relative thereto. The wheels have tapered camming surfaces which confront one another and annular braking surfaces facing outwardly in juxtaposition with respect to pads of friction material carried by the housing. A load applied between the rail and the wheels forces the wheels axially outward into engagement with the friction pads to retard rotation of the wheels and thereby to limit the relative velocity between the rail and the wheel housing. In one embodiment, the wheel housing is carried by a pallet and the rail is mounted stationary. Wedge means is provided at the lower end of the rail for engaging between the wheels relatively close to their rotational axis to arrest motion of the pallet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1979
    Date of Patent: November 18, 1980
    Assignee: Variable Control Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick G. Seiz, Carl G. Seiz
  • Patent number: 4131204
    Abstract: A storage rack having a column with a front flange and side flanges engageable by a clip mounted at one end of a load support is provided with an improved locking assembly for releasably fastening the load support clip to the column. The locking assembly includes an L-shaped connector member comprising a threaded shank extending through a hole in the clip and through one of a row of apertures in the front flange of the column and a lug engaged inside the column. A nut threadedly engaged with the shank has an integral annular flange which engages the front of the clip when the lug engages the rear of the front flange of the column. The lug is bent at less than an orthogonal included angle with respect to the shank from a material which affords elastic flexure of the lug relative to the shank when the nut is tightened to provide a locking action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1975
    Date of Patent: December 26, 1978
    Assignee: Seiz Corporation
    Inventors: Peter H. Jacoby, Carl G. Seiz
  • Patent number: 4088229
    Abstract: A storage rack having columns with apertures releasably mounting load support brackets is provided with clean-outs at the base of each column to enable foreign matter which enters the columns to be removed from the insides of the columns. Each column has a front flange and side flanges with bottom edges which engage a base plate. The front flange has a lower edge defining an upwardly-narrowing recess at the base of the column. A pair of gusset plates with inturned deflector flanges extend upwardly from the base plate and along the side flanges of the column. Each gusset plate has a recess in its lower edge, and weldement in each gusset plate recess secures the side flanges and the gusset plates to the base plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 1975
    Date of Patent: May 9, 1978
    Assignee: Seiz Corporation
    Inventors: Peter H. Jacoby, Carl G. Seiz, Robert J. Egner