Special Track Patents (Class 104/264)
  • Patent number: 8590457
    Abstract: A rerailer device for rerailing a railway vehicle onto a track, the device including a body with a ramp adapted to support a wheel of a railway vehicle thereon, a sloped face provided on said body and being configured with a slope that declines in a preferred direction toward the track on which the railway vehicle wheel is to be rerailed, and support means for supporting said sloped surface and railway vehicle wheels thereon, where the support configuration, material or combinations of configurations and materials facilitate lightweight construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Pennsy Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Schmidt, Zachary Ryan Brook, Manuel Tavares
  • Publication number: 20080105156
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a rail element, which has a connecting means (2) and is adapted to be connected to a second rail element (12) to form a toy railway. The rail element consists of a ramp element (1) having a ramp surface (3) which rises obliquely upwards from the base plane of the rail element, towards the connecting means (2). The rail element also has first and second border parts (8, 9) with first and second border surfaces (10, 11), which rise from the ramp surface (3) and are oriented towards the same. The distance between the border surfaces (10, 11) decreases towards the connecting means (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2005
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Inventor: Gert Olsen
  • Patent number: 6772697
    Abstract: The invention concerns an arrangement of service positions for maintenance apparatus, which can travel on a guide rail along a multiplicity of similar workstations on a first side of a textile machine, wherein a maintenance apparatus in a first service position at the elevation of a machine framing of the textile machine can be pivoted away from, or transversely withdrawn from the guide rail. Per side of the textile machine, at least two maintenance apparatuses are exclusively assigned thereto, whereby the guide rail on the first side, at least at one end of the textile machine, is elongated beyond the textile machine and a second service position is placed on the elongated guide rail. In this way, it becomes possible, with a large number of workstations to assure the shortest possible duration of a standstill, wherein in the case of a failure or preventive unkeep of one maintenance apparatus, another maintenance apparatus can serve a workstation in a short time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Assignee: Rieter Ingolstadt Spinnereimaschinenbau AG
    Inventors: Adalbert Stephan, Karl Zöpfl, Harald Widner
  • Patent number: 5423267
    Abstract: A rerailing device for rerailing a wheel of a railcar or the like which has been derailed due to a spread rail comprising an L-shaped metal bar member including a vertically disposed bar portion and a horizontally disposed bar portion which extends horizontally from the upper end of the vertically disposed bar portion. A vertically disposed flat metal plate is secured to one side of the vertically disposed bar portion and extends horizontally therefrom beneath one side of the horizontally disposed bar portion. The rerailer may be of the left-hand or right-hand type to enable the rerailer to be mounted at either end of a rail joint bar so that the derailed wheel may be brought into engagement therewith and moved upwardly thereonto to retail the derailed wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 13, 1995
    Inventor: Byron G. Eklund
  • Patent number: 4840022
    Abstract: In order to service work stations of either spinning or doubling machines of the type having several service units travelling alongside their work stations, whenever an inspection of a given service unit becomes necessary, the given service unit to be inspected is brought from an operative condition into an inspection position. Such position is crosswise to the usual operative direction of travel of the service unit, and its side to be inspected (and which is otherwise turned towards the machine) is preferably thereby rendered accessible. Also, its normal work path is opened to use by another service unit. Such other service unit then travels into the opened work path and takes over the task of servicing the work station or stations in the assigned operative work area of the given service unit being inspected until same is brought back from its inspection position into its work path upon completion of the inspection, and again assumes the task of servicing work stations of its assigned work area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 20, 1989
    Assignee: Schubert & Salzer Maschinenfabrik
    Inventors: Rupert Karl, Rudolf Becker
  • Patent number: 4324186
    Abstract: A railroad set-off apparatus includes vertically movable running gears and an auxiliary track extending transversely to the railway carriage on which it is mounted, the auxiliary track having two rails for the running gears, each of the auxiliary track rails consisting of at least two rail sections pivotally connected to each other, one of the rail sections of each auxiliary track rail being pivotal into a vertical position, struts interconnecting the two rails, power drives for pivoting the one rail section and a support for at least one end of the rails. A rack-and-pinion drive is provided for transversely moving the carriage on the running gears along the auxiliary track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1979
    Date of Patent: April 13, 1982
    Assignee: Franz Plasser Bahnbaumaschinen-Industriegesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventors: Josef Theurer, Friedrich Oellerer
  • Patent number: 4306504
    Abstract: A stationary railroad rerailing apparatus for rerailing derailed cars while the train is moving, including V-shaped centering rails between the track rails, an inclined pad of a cushioning, penetrable material, such as asphalt-aggregate material, for raising the derailed car, rigid wedges outside the track rails for cooperating with the inclined pad to raise the derailed car wheels above the level of the track rails, and platform members outside the track rails for carrying the wheels of the derailed car above the level of the track rails until they are shifted by the centering rails over the track rails and into a rerailed position. The novel pad material allows the derailed car to be guided and replaced into proper position in a controlled manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 1980
    Date of Patent: December 22, 1981
    Inventor: Leslie E. Charles