Truck Changer Patents (Class 104/32.1)
  • Patent number: 9731917
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a vehicle goods bracket which is provided at the side of a transport vehicle, and is capable of swinging outward and restoring inward, and which is capable of carrying goods up or down, so as to load and unload for the transport vehicle. The present invention also discloses a vehicle goods bracket set which includes a pair of vehicle goods brackets provided symmetrically at the two sides of the transport vehicle. The present invention further discloses a vehicle goods bracket group, comprising two sets of vehicle goods brackets which are adjacently arranged in the lengthwise direction of the transport vehicle, wherein each set of vehicle goods brackets comprises a pair of vehicle goods brackets provided symmetrically at the two sides of the transport vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: SHANGHAI ZHENHUA HEAVY INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hua Jiang, Qi Zhou, Yunfu Yan, Haiwei Zhang, Xian Guo
  • Patent number: 9599234
    Abstract: A sprung gate for a valve having an endless elastic band sandwiched between a first gate member that defines a first opening therethrough, which includes a flange oriented parallel to and extending in a direction opposite to a flow direction through the sprung gate, and a second gate member that defines a second opening therethrough, which has an elongate throat extending therefrom toward the first gate member. The endless elastic band spaces the first gate member a distance apart from the second gate member and the terminus of the elongate throat is seated within the flange of the first gate member to define a continuous passage through the sprung gate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: DAYCO IP HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: David E. Fletcher, Brian M. Graichen, Matthew C. Gilmer, Keith Hampton
  • Patent number: 9016209
    Abstract: A transverse adjustment mechanism for a bilateral half-spring type load-carrying head is installed in the casing of the load-carrying head of the lifting unit of a pit type unwheeling machine, fixedly connected with the casing, directly connected to an adjustment unit at the end of the load-carrying head, and installed on a lead screw of the adjustment unit. The transverse adjustment mechanism includes an adjusting nut, an adjusting nut guide, a guiding tube, and a guiding sleeve, a nut mounting plate, a flange plate, a compression spring and a sliding shaft. The invention is currently applied to the transverse adjustment of the no-loading heads and transverse fine adjustment of the load-carrying heads of a China Railway High-speed (CRH) train. The structure is reliable and practical, safe, convenient and energy-saving to use and satisfies the demand for the synchronous lifting operation of the entire CRH train of the compatible pit type unwheeling machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Qingdao Sifang Rolling Stock Research Institute Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hui Ding, Xiaodong Xing, Xingtian Zhang, Minghai Wang, Zhenggang Xu, Lipeng Shao
  • Patent number: 8397643
    Abstract: An apparatus for removing a wheelset from a railroad vehicle includes a frame configured for motion with respect to the railroad vehicle. The apparatus also includes a lifting yoke cooperatively associated with the frame. The yoke is configured to engage flanges of the wheelset. The apparatus further includes at least one lifting screw interposed between the frame and the lifting yoke, such that upon rotation of the at least one lifting screw, the yoke may be raised and lowered to selectively engage the flanges of the wheelset. A “universal” lifting yoke can include a first portion which engages the at least one lifting screw, a set of extendable transverse members having outward ends, and flange-engaging blocks secured to the outward ends of the extendable transverse members and configured to engage the flanges of the wheelset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Macton Corporation
    Inventors: Albert Esposti, Stanislaw Kostrzewski, Thomas Hannon, Thomas E. Young
  • Publication number: 20110226150
    Abstract: An apparatus for removing a wheelset from a railroad vehicle includes a frame configured for motion with respect to the railroad vehicle. The apparatus also includes a lifting yoke cooperatively associated with the frame. The yoke is configured to engage flanges of the wheelset. The apparatus further includes at least one lifting screw interposed between the frame and the lifting yoke, such that upon rotation of the at least one lifting screw, the yoke may be raised and lowered to selectively engage the flanges of the wheelset. A “universal” lifting yoke can include a first portion which engages the at least one lifting screw, a set of extendable transverse members having outward ends, and flange-engaging blocks secured to the outward ends of the extendable transverse members and configured to engage the flanges of the wheelset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Applicant: Macton Corporation
    Inventors: Albert Esposti, Stanislaw Kostrzewski, Thomas Hannon, Thomas E. Young
  • Patent number: 7900562
    Abstract: An apparatus for removing a wheelset from a railroad vehicle includes a frame configured for motion with respect to the railroad vehicle. The apparatus also includes a lifting yoke cooperatively associated with the frame. The yoke is configured to engage flanges of the wheelset. The apparatus further includes at least one lifting screw interposed between the frame and the lifting yoke, such that upon rotation of the at least one lifting screw, the yoke may be raised and lowered to selectively engage the flanges of the wheelset. A “universal” lifting yoke can include a first portion which engages the at least one lifting screw, a set of extendable transverse members having outward ends, and flange-engaging blocks secured to the outward ends of the extendable transverse members and configured to engage the flanges of the wheelset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Macton Corporation
    Inventors: Albert Esposti, Stanislaw Kostrzewski, Thomas Hannon, Thomas E. Young
  • Publication number: 20090145326
    Abstract: An apparatus for removing a wheelset from a railroad vehicle includes a frame configured for motion with respect to the railroad vehicle. The apparatus also includes a lifting yoke cooperatively associated with the frame. The yoke is configured to engage flanges of the wheelset. The apparatus further includes at least one lifting screw interposed between the frame and the lifting yoke, such that upon rotation of the at least one lifting screw, the yoke may be raised and lowered to selectively engage the flanges of the wheelset. A “universal” lifting yoke can include a first portion which engages the at least one lifting screw, a set of extendable transverse members having outward ends, and flange-engaging blocks secured to the outward ends of the extendable transverse members and configured to engage the flanges of the wheelset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2008
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Applicant: Macton Corporation
    Inventors: Albert Esposti, Stanislaw Kostrzewski, Thomas Hannon, Thomas E. Young
  • Patent number: 7444943
    Abstract: The hoisting mechanism known as the Engine Jack is an apparatus that may be positioned between the rails of a section of model train track such that it provides support for a model train engine while maintaining electrical contact with the rails. The Engine Jack enables model train engines to operate while standing still, yet providing the illusion that the model train engine is on the track. This allows the model train engine to be either serviced or put on display while the model train engine is running.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2008
    Inventor: David Sauerwald
  • Publication number: 20080178759
    Abstract: The hoisting mechanism known as the Engine Jack is an apparatus that may be positioned between the rails of a section of model train track such that it provides support for a model train engine while maintaining electrical contact with the rails. The Engine Jack enables model train engines to operate while standing still, yet providing the illusion that the model train engine is on the track. This allows the model train engine to be either serviced or put on display while the model train engine is running.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2007
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Inventor: David Sauerwald
  • Patent number: 7267057
    Abstract: The disclosed jack assembly is used to lift the frame of a railcar above a wheeled truck assembly in order to replace or perform maintenance upon the wheeled truck assembly. The jack assembly comprises a pair of hydraulically-powered lifting mechanisms located at opposing ends of a railcar-engaging member, such that the lifting mechanisms and the railcar-engaging member move as a unit to raise the frame of the railcar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2007
    Assignee: TTX Company
    Inventors: Jack K. Shah, T. Michael Benson
  • Patent number: 6675719
    Abstract: A railroad car wheel changer assembly (10), adapted to be mounted on a gantry crane (12), is provided. The railroad car wheel changer assembly (10) includes a base assembly (60), a beam member (62) and a grappler assembly (64). The base assembly (60) is adapted to be attached to the gantry crane(12). The beam member (62) is attached to the base assembly (60). The grappler assembly (64) is adapted to engage a railroad car wheel assembly (100) and is attached to a first end of the beam member (62). The beam member (62) is articulatable to move the wheel assembly (100).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Assignee: Marine Travelift, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Feider, John E. Braun
  • Patent number: 6230631
    Abstract: Single-axle running gear with movable independent wheels for articulated car transporter wagons. The running gear comprises a carrying frame (1), suspension springs (2) with vertical dampers (AV) mounted inside them, sliding shoes for supporting the running gear during the process of changing track gauge, suspension headers (4) with stabilizing arms (5), hanging suspension links connected to the suspension headers, and systems for guiding the running gear. The invention is useful for allowing the articulated car transporter platform wagons to be used on networks with two different track guages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2001
    Assignee: Patents Talgo S.A.
    Inventors: Luis Archilla Aldeanueva, Julio Frutos Aguado