Patents by Inventor Richard A. Silbernagel

Richard A. Silbernagel 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: 20060216113
    Abstract: A road construction apparatus having a spreader, a pivotable trimmer assembly and an auger assembly. The trimmer assembly is movable between a first operational position and a second storage position. The trimmer assembly includes a housing, a rotatable cutter and a drive mechanism for rotating the cutter. A power drive system is coupled to the drive mechanism for rotating the cutter and moving the trimmer assembly between the first and second positions. The apparatus includes drive means for moving the apparatus on a supporting surface. A power source is coupled to the drive means and power drive system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2005
    Publication date: September 28, 2006
    Inventors: Richard Silbernagel, David Emerson
  • Patent number: 4139318
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for planing a paved roadway wherein a main frame is drivingly supported by track assemblies and a planer assembly is disposed in cutting engagement with a top portion of the paved roadway to produce a new roadway surface. An elevation positioning assembly is provided for raising and lowering the main frame in response to an external control reference such as a string line, and a cross slope positioning assembly is provided for raising and lowering one side of the main frame relative to the other side thereof for maintaining a selected cross slope. The planer assembly comprises a planing cutter that is partially surrounded by a hood that forms a material directing compartment, and spray nozzles produce a vapor mist within the compartment. A floating moldboard is yieldingly forced into contact with the roadway to the rear of the planer assembly and cooperates with a reclaimer assembly to receive and transport the removed pavement material to a selected depository.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1976
    Date of Patent: February 13, 1979
    Assignee: CMI Corporation
    Inventors: Herbert E. Jakob, Richard A. Silbernagel