Patents by Inventor Walter J. Peach

Walter J. Peach 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
  • Publication number: 20200189440
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a vehicle wheel chock hanger for holding different vehicle wheel chocks of different vehicle restraint systems. Various embodiments provide a vehicle wheel chock hanger for vehicle restraint systems for a vehicle such as an auto-rack railroad car that is configured to hold various different chocks that are configured to secure vehicles in that vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Walter J. Peach, John D. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20200172127
    Abstract: A telescoping uncoupling lever assembly including a first lever, a hook connected to the first lever, a second lever, a handle connected to the second lever, and a third lever including a plurality of first lever connectors, a plurality of first glides bonded to the respective interior surfaces of the first lever connectors for engagement with the first lever, a plurality of second lever connectors, and a plurality of second glides bonded to the respective interior surfaces of the second lever connectors for engagement with the second lever.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Stephen Hankinson, Walter J. Peach, John D. Anderson
  • 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: 20200086898
    Abstract: Various embodiments provided a railroad car brake beam wear guide for mounting in a brake beam guide bracket of a railroad car truck side frame and including a spacer that partially defines a slide-way for a brake beam lug of a brake beam and that limits lateral movement of the brake beam. In various embodiments, the wear guide can be employed for other uses besides for railroad cars.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Ronald D. Golembiewski, Walter J. Peach
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10421468
    Abstract: A railroad car bearing adapter assembly configured to be employed in combination with a high warp restraint truck (with or without an auxiliary or original warp restraint system), and including a low profile thickness and relatively longitudinally narrow roller bearing adapter, a low profile adapter shear pad with a shear stiffness in a range of 85,000 lbs/in to 125,000 lbs/inch, and side wear pad that in combination total clearance in a range of 0.09 inches to 0.36 inches between the side frame thrust lugs and the adapter with the side wear pads. This overall combination reduces wheel wear and damage, reduces fuel consumption, reduces the need for railroad track repair, improves high speed stability and curving performance for both empty cars and loaded cars, provides more truck stability under a loaded car in shallow curves and while encountering certain perturbations, and provides optimum curving performance that enables the axles to better align with curves of relatively high degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Standard Car Truck Company
    Inventors: Ronald D. Golembiewski, David M. East, Michael K. Burke, Walter J. Peach
  • Patent number: 10308160
    Abstract: A vehicle restraint system for an auto-rack railroad car which includes an active chock and an anchor chock configured to co-act to secure a vehicle in the auto-rack railroad car. In various embodiments, each chock has a chock body including a substantially diamond shaped elongated tube which includes four integrally connected elongated walls. In various embodiments, for each chock, various components of that chock extend substantially along longitudinal axis that lie in the same or substantially the same vertical plane as the apex and trough of the substantially diamond shaped elongated tube of the chock body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Standard Car Truck Company
    Inventors: John D. Anderson, Walter J. Peach, Michael K. Burke
  • Patent number: 10252732
    Abstract: A vehicle restraint system for an auto-rack railroad car which includes an active chock and an anchor chock configured to co-act to secure a vehicle in the auto-rack railroad car. In various embodiments, each chock has a chock body including a substantially diamond shaped elongated tube which includes four integrally connected elongated walls. In various embodiments, for each chock, various components of that chock extend substantially along longitudinal axis that lie in the same or substantially the same vertical plane as the apex and trough of the substantially diamond shaped elongated tube of the chock body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Standard Car Truck Company
    Inventors: John D. Anderson, Walter J. Peach, Michael K. Burke
  • Publication number: 20190009802
    Abstract: Various embodiments include a railroad car draft key wear protector including a first arm, a second arm spaced-apart from the first arm, a first connector integrally connected to the first arm and integrally connected to the second arm, and a second connector integrally and detachably connected to the first arm and integrally and detachably connected to the second arm, wherein the railroad car draft key wear protector is configured to be positioned on an uninstalled draft key, and is configured to be positioned on an installed draft key in situ.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: John D. Anderson, Walter J. Peach, Brandon Colby Ennis, Benjamin Austin Myers
  • 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: 20180100333
    Abstract: A railroad car door lock which eliminates the need for lubrication and which includes a bracket, a first base attached to the bracket, a second base attached to the bracket, aligned first and second apertures in the first and second bases for slidably receiving a locking pin, a replaceable first locking pin wear protector lockably insertable in and selectively removable from the first base to prevent contact between the locking pin and the inner edge of the first base which defines the first aperture, and a replaceable second locking pin wear protector lockably insertable in and selectively removable from the second base to prevent contact between the locking pin and the inner edge of the second base which defines the second aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: Michael K. Burke, Walter J. Peach
  • Patent number: 9863172
    Abstract: A railroad car door lock which eliminates the need for lubrication and which includes a bracket, a first base attached to the bracket, a second base attached to the bracket, aligned first and second apertures in the first and second bases for slidably receiving a locking pin, a replaceable first locking pin wear protector lockably insertable in and selectively removable from the first base to prevent contact between the locking pin and the inner edge of the first base which defines the first aperture, and a replaceable second locking pin wear protector lockably insertable in and selectively removable from the second base to prevent contact between the locking pin and the inner edge of the second base which defines the second aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Standard Car Truck Company
    Inventors: Michael K. Burke, Walter J. Peach
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20170305444
    Abstract: A vehicle restraint system for an auto-rack railroad car which includes an active chock and an anchor chock configured to co-act to secure a vehicle in the auto-rack railroad car. In various embodiments, each chock has a chock body including a substantially diamond shaped elongated tube which includes four integrally connected elongated walls. In various embodiments, for each chock, various components of that chock extend substantially along longitudinal axis that lie in the same or substantially the same vertical plane as the apex and trough of the substantially diamond shaped elongated tube of the chock body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: John D. Anderson, Walter J. Peach, Michael K. Burke
  • Patent number: 9718483
    Abstract: A vehicle restraint system for an auto-rack railroad car which includes an active chock and an anchor chock configured to co-act to secure a vehicle in the auto-rack railroad car. In various embodiments, each chock has a chock body including a substantially diamond shaped elongated tube which includes four integrally connected elongated walls. In various embodiments, for each chock, various components of that chock extend substantially along longitudinal axis that lie in the same or substantially the same vertical plane as the apex and trough of the substantially diamond shaped elongated tube of the chock body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Standard Car Truck Company
    Inventors: John D. Anderson, Walter J. Peach, Michael K. Burke
  • Publication number: 20170129510
    Abstract: A railroad car bearing adapter assembly configured to be employed in combination with a high warp restraint truck (with or without an auxiliary or original warp restraint system), and including a low profile thickness and relatively longitudinally narrow roller bearing adapter, a low profile adapter shear pad with a shear stiffness in a range of 85,000 lbs/in to 125,000 lbs/inch, and side wear pad that in combination total clearance in a range of 0.09 inches to 0.36 inches between the side frame thrust lugs and the adapter with the side wear pads. This overall combination reduces wheel wear and damage, reduces fuel consumption, reduces the need for railroad track repair, improves high speed stability and curving performance for both empty cars and loaded cars, provides more truck stability under a loaded car in shallow curves and while encountering certain perturbations, and provides optimum curving performance that enables the axles to better align with curves of relatively high degrees.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Inventors: Ronald D. Golembiewski, David M. East, Michael K. Burke, Walter J. Peach
  • Patent number: D807807
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Standard Car Truck Company
    Inventors: John D. Anderson, Walter J. Peach, Michael K. Burke
  • Patent number: D852716
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Standard Car Truck Company
    Inventors: John D. Anderson, Walter J. Peach, Michael K. Burke