Patents by Inventor Edward L. Vechiola

Edward L. Vechiola 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).

  • Publication number: 20200217109
    Abstract: In various embodiments, the present disclosure provides an door locking assembly splice including an extension tube having opposing top and bottom ends, a lock rod connection assembly connected to the top end of the extension tube, a handle connection assembly connected to the extension tube between the top end and the bottom end of the extension tube, and a cam assembly connected to the bottom end of the extension tube, that enables a damaged door rod locking assembly to be easily, quickly, and efficiently repaired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: John D. Anderson, Walter J. Peach, Edward L. Vechiola
  • Patent number: 10655369
    Abstract: In various embodiments, the present disclosure provides an door locking assembly splice including an extension tube having opposing top and bottom ends, a lock rod connection assembly connected to the top end of the extension tube, a handle connection assembly connected to the extension tube between the top end and the bottom end of the extension tube, and a cam assembly connected to the bottom end of the extension tube, that enables a damaged door rod locking assembly to be easily, quickly, and efficiently repaired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: STANDARD CAR TRUCK COMPANY
    Inventors: John D. Anderson, Walter J. Peach, Edward L. Vechiola
  • Publication number: 20200001901
    Abstract: A locking assembly includes an elongated guide tube configured to be coupled to a first component. The guide tube is elongated in a first direction from a first end to an opposite second end. The locking assembly also includes a first pin partially disposed in the guide tube and protruding from the first end of the guide tube. The first pin can be received in a first receiver. The locking assembly also includes a second pin partially disposed in the guide tube and protruding from the second end of the guide tube. This second pin can be received in a second receiver. The locking assembly also includes a handle removably coupled with the second pin. The handle can be grasped and moved to slide the second pin relative to the guide tube and the first pin along the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: John D. Anderson, Walter J. Peach, Edward L. Vechiola
  • Patent number: 10442446
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an auto-rack bridge plate locking assembly including a support bracket, a support block, a guide tube, a slidable locking pin partially positioned in the guide tube, a handle removably attachable to the locking pin by a removable roll pin, a fixed pivot pin partially positioned in the guide tube, and a spring positioned in the guide tube between the pivot pin and the locking pin. The present disclosure also provides an auto-rack railroad car bridge plate including a plate configured to extend from one auto-rack railroad car to an adjacent auto-rack railroad car, and such locking assembly connected to the plate and configured to pivotally attach the plate to one of the auto-rack rail road cars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Standart Car Truck Company
    Inventors: John D. Anderson, Walter J. Peach, Edward L. Vechiola
  • Publication number: 20180305958
    Abstract: In various embodiments, the present disclosure provides an door locking assembly splice including an extension tube having opposing top and bottom ends, a lock rod connection assembly connected to the top end of the extension tube, a handle connection assembly connected to the extension tube between the top end and the bottom end of the extension tube, and a cam assembly connected to the bottom end of the extension tube, that enables a damaged door rod locking assembly to be easily, quickly, and efficiently repaired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: John D. Anderson, Walter J. Peach, Edward L. Vechiola
  • Publication number: 20170334463
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an auto-rack bridge plate locking assembly including a support bracket, a support block, a guide tube, a slidable locking pin partially positioned in the guide tube, a handle removably attachable to the locking pin by a removable roll pin, a fixed pivot pin partially positioned in the guide tube, and a spring positioned in the guide tube between the pivot pin and the locking pin. The present disclosure also provides an auto-rack railroad car bridge plate including a plate configured to extend from one auto-rack railroad car to an adjacent auto-rack railroad car, and such locking assembly connected to the plate and configured to pivotally attach the plate to one of the auto-rack rail road cars.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: John D. Anderson, Walter J. Peach, Edward L. Vechiola
  • Patent number: 8870000
    Abstract: A vehicle wheel chock hanger for a vehicle restraint system for an auto-rack railroad car that is configured to hold various different chocks that are configured to secure vehicles in auto-rack railroad cars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Standard Car Truck Company
    Inventors: Walter J. Peach, John D. Anderson, Edward L. Vechiola
  • Publication number: 20140197122
    Abstract: A vehicle wheel chock hanger for a vehicle restraint system for an auto-rack railroad car that is configured to hold various different chocks that are configured to secure vehicles in auto-rack railroad cars.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: Standard Car Truck Company
    Inventors: Walter J. Peach, John D. Anderson, Edward L. Vechiola
  • Patent number: 8714375
    Abstract: A vehicle wheel chock hanger for a vehicle restraint system for an auto-rack railroad car that is configured to hold various different chocks that are configured to secure vehicles in auto-rack railroad cars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Standard Car Truck Company
    Inventors: Walter J. Peach, John D. Anderson, Edward L. Vechiola
  • Publication number: 20120097624
    Abstract: A vehicle wheel chock hanger for a vehicle restraint system for an auto-rack railroad car that is configured to hold various different chocks that are configured to secure vehicles in auto-rack railroad cars.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: STANDARD CAR TRUCK COMPANY
    Inventors: Walter J. Peach, John D. Anderson, Edward L. Vechiola