Smoke Jacks Patents (Class 104/52)
  • Patent number: 9719680
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for portable, free-standing exhaust systems for exhausting gases from internal combustion type engines, including portable generators. Portable, free-standing exhaust system comprising a plurality of metal exhaust stack sections, forming a continuous hollow column; a housing stand with legs holding the column; a hanger bracket connecting the housing stand and a connector tube, including a separation space, which is connected to an exhaust pipe for exhausting gases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Inventor: Todd Staller
  • Patent number: 9702483
    Abstract: An apparatus including at least one concealable sanitary fixture, such as a toilet bowl (2), moveable between a concealed position and an extended/exposed position. A hinged conduit (4) provides a fluid tight connection between the toilet bowl (2) and a waste outlet (5). Hinges (6, 7) allow the conduit (4) to adjust with the movement of the toilet bowl (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: UUBEE PTY LTD
    Inventors: Malcolm James Carver, Steve Ronald Paul, Luke Ralph de Gioia
  • Patent number: 9506589
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for positioning a length of flexible tubing in alignment with the exhaust pipe of an automotive vehicle located in an enclosed space. The apparatus includes a length of flexible tubing having an adapter or boot at its inner end. The boot is adapted to be positioned in operative alignment with the exhaust pipe to receive the exhaust gases therefrom and to direct them through the length of flexible tubing. A suction cup is secured to the rear bumper of the vehicle in the vicinity of the end of the exhaust pipe and a length of cord is connected between the boot and the suction cup. The cord is tightened and retained in a tensioned condition by means of a gripping device or keeper. This causes the boot to be retained in an operatively aligned position relative to the exhaust pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Crushproof Tubing Company
    Inventors: Vance M. Kramer, Jr., Jacob D. Altstaetter
  • Patent number: 9429083
    Abstract: A vehicle device and method for controlling facility exhaust ventilation systems in facilities related to first responder and other commercial vehicles, wherein the device and method automatically reengages operation of the facility exhaust ventilation system, based on vehicle status inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Inventor: Lennard A. Gumaer
  • Patent number: 7832338
    Abstract: A bonnet captures exhaust gases from the exhaust pipes of diesel-powered locomotives. The bonnet includes a shell with a compliant fender. One or more of the bonnets are positioned over the exhaust pipe or pipes of the locomotive and are secured to the exhaust pipes or to a top surface of the locomotive. The bonnets are connected to a manifold, and the manifold carries the exhaust gasses to an Emissions Control Unit (ECU) for processing. The bonnets enclose a volume above and/or around the exhaust pipes and the compliant bumper closes against the internal or external surface of the exhaust pipe or pipes or against the top surface of the locomotive surrounding the exhaust pipe or pipes. The closing prevents or limits outside air from entering the bonnet and the exhaust gases from being emitted to the atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Inventors: Sal Caro, Kevin Connolly
  • Patent number: 7685943
    Abstract: A traveling duct allows a bonnet to remain over the exhaust pipes of diesel-powered locomotives in motion, and to remain in fluid communication with an Emissions Control Unit (ECU). The bonnet includes a shell with a compliant fender for enclosing the exhaust pipes. One or more of the bonnets are positioned over the exhaust pipe or pipes of the locomotive and are secured to the exhaust pipes or to a top surface of the locomotive. The traveling duct includes an outer duct having a bottom gap or slot. The bonnets may either be connected to an extendable inner duct within the traveling duct, or to a duct transport unit slidably residing within the traveling duct. Exhaust from the locomotive is captured by the bonnet and fed from the bonnet into the traveling duct. The exhaust is then carried by the traveling duct to the ECU for processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Inventors: Sal Caro, Kevin Connolly, Jason McAuley
  • Patent number: 6012978
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for removal of exhausts from vehicles, which device includes a rail (3) which is mounted in premises in which the vehicle is located when its exhausts shall be removed. The rail (3) may be composed or put together of a plurality of rail members (19) of which each rail member (19) has a length which is similar to or somewhat less than the length of a standard-type pallet (21) so that all the rail members (19) of one rail (3) or several rails (3) can be transported on said pallet (21) in unassembled condition. Each rail member (19) has such coupling spaces in opposite end portions that coupling portions of coupling members (20) can be inserted into coupling spaces of two adjacent rail members (19).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2000
    Assignee: AB Ph. Nederman & Co.
    Inventors: Jan Roland Svensson, Kurt Lennarth Nordin
  • Patent number: 5655962
    Abstract: An exhaust fumes distribution system for use within a structure adjacent to a space in which a vehicle having an engine coupled to a vertically oriented, open ended, exhaust stack is to be located to discharge exhaust fumes out of the structure. The system comprises an blower, an elongated, hollow guide tube having a slot extending the length thereof. The guide tube includes a pair of sealing members located along the slot for forming a sealed interface through which the exhaust stack is arranged to enter, so that fumes from the stack are carried down the guide tube and vented out of the structure by the blower. The sealing members are of generally C-shape in cross section so that peripheral portions thereof abut along the length of the slot to form the sealed interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 12, 1997
    Assignee: Exhaust Track, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward A. Pfeiffer, Jr., Paul Hamilton
  • Patent number: 5518447
    Abstract: A device at exhaust-gas extraction hoses for extracting the exhausts from the exhaust pipe on a vehicle, whereby the exhaust-gas extraction hose (1) is adapted to be retained at the vehicle (4) in an exhaust-gas extracting position (A), whereby the exhaust-gas extraction hose (1) includes a retaining device (8) which can be located on the vehicle (4) spaced apart from the exhaust pipe (3) and whereby an end portion (6) of the exhaust-gas extracting hose (1) includes and/or cooperates with a tightening device (7) which can by tightened by bending and/or stretching the end portion (6) in an exhaust-gas extracting position (A) when the retaining device (8) is attached to the vehicle (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 21, 1996
    Assignee: AB Ph. Nederman & Co.
    Inventor: Kurt L. Nordin
  • Patent number: 5397266
    Abstract: A retaining and releasing device for an exhaust-gas extraction nozzle, which nozzle (5) is adapted for extracting exhaust gases from upwardly directed exhaust pipes (3 ) on vehicles, e.g. fire-fighting vehicles, when these vehicles are started and driven in premises for the vehicles, e.g. a fire station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 14, 1995
    Assignee: AB Ph. Nederman & Co.
    Inventor: Kurt L. Nordin
  • Patent number: 5162017
    Abstract: A device for connecting an exhaust suction hose (1) to the exhaust pipe (3) of a vehicle (4) in such a way that the exhaust fumes of the vehicle (4) are carried away via the exhaust suction hose (1). The exhaust suction hose (1) being disposed at the top of a workshop or like premises and a dependent part of the exhaust suction pipe (1) being connectable to the exhaust pipe (3) of a vehicle (4) in the premises. The exhaust suction pipe (1) being kept connected to the exhaust pipe (3) while the vehicle is driven about in the premises, and the exhaust suction hose (1) being automatically released from the exhaust pipe (3) when the vehicle (4) is driven out of the premises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1992
    Assignee: AB PH, Nederman & Co.
    Inventor: Kurt L. Nordin
  • Patent number: 5092228
    Abstract: An exhaust distribution system for a building to automatically attach/detach to a vertical exhaust stack of a vehicle located within the building. The system includes an elongate track for guiding movement of a trolley therealong from a first position adjacent the entrance of the building to a second remote position at which the vehicle is to be parked. The trolley supports one end, e.g., a mouth, of a flexible hose and includes a guiding device to orient the hose's mouth with respect to the exhaust stack to receive the exhaust fumes therefrom. An assembly automatically biases the trolley to the first position on the track. The system also includes a blower, a pressure responsive sensor, and a solenoid controlled damper to automatically vent the exhaust fumes out of the building whenever the pressure in the hose exceeds a predetermined level, e.g., a pressure level which would exist if the vehicle's motor was running.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1992
    Inventors: Edward A. Pfeiffer, Jr., Paul Hamilton
  • Patent number: 4796520
    Abstract: A system for venting exhaust fumes from vehicle engines being operated in enclosed spaces, such as in residential garages. The system provides for conveying the gases from the vehicle exhaust pipe through an opening formed in the garage door or the like. The equipment includes a door port mounted in the garage door opening and which defines a passage with a cylindrical interior surface extending through the door. An exterior closure plate is pivotally mounted on the outside of the door port to swing between a closed vertical position covering the passage and an upward, horizontal, open position. The interior surface of the sleeve has an inwardly projecting radial rib that defines an arcuate portion of an internal helical thread. The exhaust fumes are conveyed from the exhaust pipe to the door passage by flexible tubing formed with helical corrugations that define an external helical thread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 10, 1989
    Inventor: Vance M. Kramer, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4744305
    Abstract: A diesel exhaust hood system is disclosed in which a narrow smoke entry slot and large capacity allow bursts of exhaust gases from locomotive engines to be contained inside the hood. The likelihood of spillover from exhaust exceeding the fan capacity is reduced by the use of the inverted V-shape design of the smoke entry slot. A plurality of damping baffles positioned along the length of the hood can be adjusted independently to retain a constant slot velocity throughout the length of the hood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 17, 1988
    Assignee: B.C. Rail
    Inventors: Edward Lim, Gary Pattullo, Wayne Maksylewich, Robert Woolley, John Lusney
  • Patent number: 4724751
    Abstract: An apparatus for exhausting and collecting gases comprising a slotted exhaust conduit fixed in position and provided on its one face with an elastic, axial lip seal for guiding in sealed relationship a suction nozzle of at least one carriage which can be moved in the axial direction along guide sections. The suction nozzle is connected to a hose, and a vacuum is generated in the slotted exhaust conduit through an exhauster. In order to make such a system suited for use in factory halls in which the space above the assembly system and the operating space must remain clear from obstructions in order to permit cranes or assembly installations, or the like, to be positioned and operated in this clear space, the slotted exhaust conduit is arranged below axially movable assembly frames. The carriage can be moved in synchronism with the assembly frames. The lips of the lip seal are directed upwardly and the hose takes the form of a bellows and can be attached to an opening in the assembly frame from below.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1987
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1988
    Inventors: Horst Jentzsch, Berthold Schuppler
  • Patent number: 4660465
    Abstract: A system serves for exhausting and collecting gases, in particular motor vehicle exhaust gases in an assembly or factory hall. A stationary slotted exhaust conduit (18) is provided on one face with an elastic, axial lip seal for guiding in sealed relationship a suction nozzle of at least one carriage (16) which can be moved in the axial direction along guide sections (41). The suction nozzle is connected to a hose and a vacuum is generated in the slotted exhaust conduit (18) through an exhauster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1987
    Inventors: Horst Jentzsch, Berthold Schuppler
  • Patent number: 4567817
    Abstract: An exhaust-gas offtake for a track-guided vehicle propelled by combustion-energy, the exhaust gas being led into a force-ventilated waste gas duct located above the vehicle, which is anchored to the roof of a tunnel along the route followed. The exhaust pipe of the vehicle extends vertically through the vehicle interior, up to a point above the roof, and is surrounded by a protective tube. A collecting funnel is located on the vehicle roof, which funnel overlaps the end of the exhaust pipe, possesses a transfer pipe with a boat-shaped cross-section and, pivotably mounted on suspension elements, is resiliently directed into an upwards-pointed position. This arrangement enables small horizontal and vertical movements of the vehicle body to be compensated in relation to the tunnel waste gas duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1982
    Date of Patent: February 4, 1986
    Assignee: Daimler-Benz Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Horst Fleischer, Herbert Mehren, Helmut Wulf
  • Patent number: 4233889
    Abstract: A track which forms a gas throughflow duct. The track is of the type adapted for guiding a movable gas passage unit therealong in sealing cooperation with the gas throughflow duct. The track includes a plurality of structural girders disposed in abutting relationship and a plurality of lateral sections which are readily connectable with the girders to depend therefrom in pairs. A plurality of interengaging sealing sections are readily joined to the lateral sections, and these sealing sections are adapted to engage the movable gas passage unit to allow the unit to be moved along the track while maintaining the seal. The lateral sections extend longitudinally to either side of joints between the structural girders. Thus, the lateral sections contribute to effecting interconnection of the girders to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1978
    Date of Patent: November 18, 1980
    Inventor: Bill P. P. Nederman
  • Patent number: 4216710
    Abstract: An improved vehicle exhaust handling system capable of accomodating vehicles of varying sizes while maintaining optimal exhaust capabilities is disclosed. A motor vehicle with its engine operating is positioned in a test center in a predetermined location. A chamber is located in the floor of the test center below the rearward portion of the vehicle. A plurality of hinged shutters and a grate behind the shutters are disposed over the chamber. An exhaust fan creates an airflow from the test center into the chamber and to an outside location. The shutters are individually controllable, and a mechanism is provided to close off a flow of air through the grate whenever any of the shutters is opened. Depending on the size of the vehicle and the position of its tailpipe, an individually selected shutter is opened or all the shutters are closed and the exhaust gases are directed into the grate. Portable deflectors are provided for positioning adjacent to the tailpipe of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1978
    Date of Patent: August 12, 1980
    Assignee: Clayton Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Carl J. Asmus
  • Patent number: 4102254
    Abstract: A vehicle exhaust fume removal system for garages, including a movable conduit having an inlet adapted to be disposed adjacent to a vehicle exhaust pipe, and an outlet adapted to be disposed outwardly of the garage to thereby conduct the fumes into the atmosphere. The movement of the conduit is controlled in response to the position of the vehicle or a part thereof whereby the vehicle can be started in inclement weather without subjecting the driver to the inconvenience of opening the garage doors to vent the fumes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 1977
    Date of Patent: July 25, 1978
    Inventor: James L. Grant
  • Patent number: 4086847
    Abstract: A multi-position duct system includes a generally horizontally extending first duct section having one wall defined by a flexible web. The first duct section has first and second ends and is pivotally mounted adjacent its first end for movement in a horizontal arc about a support member. A car is mounted on the first duct section for longitudinal movement. The car engages the flexible web to define within the car a chamber in open communication with the interior of the first duct section. A second telescoping duct section having vertically upper and lower ends is attached at its upper end to the car and moves therewith longitudinally of the first duct section. The second duct section also is in open communication with the chamber. A hood for collecting air containing pollutant fumes and particles is attached to the lower end of the second duct section. The first duct section is attached to a source of suction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1976
    Date of Patent: May 2, 1978
    Assignee: Hawley Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventor: Robert C. Overmyer
  • Patent number: 3941041
    Abstract: An exhaust stack engageable with engine exhausts, having an upper outlet section extending through a building wall, with means to prevent rain from descending in the stack; having also an intermediate section with a vertical pipe telescoped into the upper section and a horizontal extension thereon; and having further a lower, inlet section having a horizontal section telescoped into the horizontal extension of the intermediate section, the lower end of the inlet section having centering means so that it can be lowered over an engine exhaust pipe to center it and provide an annular space around the exhaust pipe. The intermediate and lower sections are supported for vertical adjustment by a hoist that is tracked around the upper section for angular adjustment. The lower section is horizontally adjusted into the intermediate section and transport means are provided for the adjustment. A temperature senser is provided near the inlet. The piping can all be rigid, heavy metal throughout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1974
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1976
    Inventor: Elmer E. Sprout