Clutches Patents (Class 105/130)
  • Patent number: 10061228
    Abstract: A stop transmission mechanism includes: a ratchet, wherein elastic teeth are provided on a periphery of the ratchet; a claw provided at a radical side of the ratchet, comprising a fixed end and a moving end which rotates around the fixed end, wherein a claw portion to be engaged with the elastic teeth is provided on the moving end; and a tension spring, wherein one end of the tension spring is fixed, and the other end of the tension spring is mounted on the moving end of the claw, for providing a force which drives the claw portion towards the ratchet; wherein the elastic teeth are made of an elastic material; when the claw portion of the claw is buckled on the elastic teeth by the force of the tension spring, the ratchet is flexibly fixed; when external driving force is large enough, sliding tooth happens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: CET Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haifeng Geng, Bo Chen
  • Patent number: 9950560
    Abstract: A vibration and noise damper for wheels of rail vehicles, to which wheels it is fastened with screws, pins, or rivets, which comprises of at least two segments formed by a supporting part (2) for gripping to the wheel (1), a pushing part (3) and a damping part (4), where the pushing part (3) is connected by means of bolts (9) with the supporting part (2) and is formed either by a single metal or composite element, or it is directly integral part of the damping part (4) and where the damping part (4) is formed in the direction away from the wheel (1) rim of a strain pliable metal or composite layer (4a), of a viscoelastic layer (4b), and possibly of other metal or composite layer (4c), wherein in compressed state the damping part (4) is placed between the pushing part (3) and the wheel (1) rim. Preferably, the supporting part (2) is formed of metal or composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: BONATRANS GROUP A.S.
    Inventors: Tomás Bohác, Marek Firczyk, Hubert Tasek
  • Patent number: 9091308
    Abstract: A power unit for a vehicle can avoid an increase in the longitudinal size of an engine body and a vehicle body due to the provision of a clutch actuator. Clutches for switching between the connection and disconnection of the transmission of power are provided in a power transmission path for transmitting a rotational drive force of a crankshaft to a drive wheel. A clutch cover is joined to a side portion of a crankcase. A clutch chamber for accommodating the clutches is formed between the crankcase and the clutch cover. A clutch actuator for controlling the switching between an engaged condition and disengaged condition of the clutches is mounted on an engine body. The clutch actuator is provided on an upper portion of the clutch cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD
    Inventor: Atsushi Ogasawara
  • Publication number: 20090038502
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a human powered rail bike. The rail bike includes a chassis having a predetermined shape. Rail wheels comprising a pair of front wheels and rear wheels, roll along two rails of the track which are arranged side by side. A plurality of seats is mounted to the chassis. A one-way clutch capable of changing direction limits the rotating direction of an axle to one direction, that is, a forward direction or a backward direction. A plurality of crank pedals is rotatably mounted to the chassis, and is connected to the one-way clutch capable of changing direction via a chain. A direction conversion lever functions to convert the rotating direction of the one-way clutch. Further, a pair of brake units is provided to reduce the speed of the rail bike or stop the rail bike.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2006
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Inventor: Soo Haeng Lee
  • Patent number: 6623057
    Abstract: A railroad car wheelset has an axle with one wheel (14A) rigidly attached. This wheel is permitted to rotate by means of journal bearings either on the extreme ends of the axle or inboard of each wheel location. At the other wheel, the axle has smooth surface and a self-lubricating bearing (54) is provided as a part of a hub on the axle. The hub is integral with the axle or press fit thereon. The axle has a boss for preventing the independently rotating wheel from migrating laterally out of proper alignment. A self-lubricating thrust bearing (32) is located between this boss and the side of the wheel to eliminate any possible galling between the two moving surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2003
    Inventors: Thomas W. Blasingame, Robert E. Hord
  • Patent number: 6007126
    Abstract: A railroad car wheelset has an axle with one wheel rigidly attached as in conventional railroad practice. This wheel is permitted to rotate by journal bearings. At the other wheel, the axle is provided with a smooth surface and a self-lubricating bearing is provided as a part of a hub on the axle. The axle is provided with a boss for preventing the independently rotating wheel from migrating laterally out of proper alignment. A bearing is located between this boss and the side of the wheel. A removable retainer plate is located on the other side of the independently rotating wheel. Adjacent the removable retainer plate is an electrical contactor. The bearings can be comprised of a lubricant coating permanently bonded to the bearing surface of the hub. Latch elements are pivotally secured to the other wheel and engagable with locking elements operatively secured to the axle. A second wheelset has an independently rotatable wheel locked to the axle automatically in one direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 28, 1999
    Assignee: T. W. Blasingame Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas W. Blasingame, Robert E. Hord, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5564340
    Abstract: A coke oven door extractor is mounted on the rail car and includes door engaging supports movable in individually differing amounts relative to a plane parallel to and including the door jamb and a door jamb height axis of symmetry and movable vertically, allowing the door extractor to compensate for front-to-back tilting and side-to-side leaning of the coke oven door jamb due to thermal distortion of the battery and variations in individual door heights. The extractor includes a first frame pivotally mounted to the car, a second frame horizontally translatably mounted to the first frame, and a third frame vertically translatably and pivotally mounted to the second frame, with the third frame including the door supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1996
    Assignee: Saturn Machine & Welding Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Billy C. Baird, Robert H. Higginson, Roger A. Kares
  • Patent number: 5447106
    Abstract: A coke oven rail car with a drive control system for positioning the car and for spotting the functional equipment carried by the car. A sensor determines the relative position of the car with respect to a selected oven in a coke oven battery. The car includes a first drive for effecting gross movement of the car along the rails and gross positioning of the car relative to the selected oven. The car further includes a second automatically controlled drive for effecting fine movement of the caw along the rails and fine positioning of the car relative to the selected oven. In one embodiment the first drive is manually controlled, while in another embodiment the first drive is automatically controlled. The second automatically controlled drive can take the form of one or two disk clutch type mechanisms or a clutch band type mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 5, 1995
    Assignee: Saturn Machine & Welding Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Billy C. Baird
  • Patent number: 4905605
    Abstract: A conveyor trolley with a pair of wheels rolling on a flat upper face of an upper end rail portion of a guide rail, one wheel acting as a drive wheel and attached to an output shaft of a speed-reducing unit mounted on a trolley body movably supported on the guide rail, and a motor for driving the output shaft via a speed-reducing mechanism in the speed-reducing unit, the trolley having a collector unit for supplying power to and communicating control signals with the motor, guide rollers for laterally binding and positioning the upper rail portion and a lower rail portion of the guide rail, a wheel securing unit disposed between an annular concave portion defined in a boss of the drive wheel and the output shaft, the wheel securing unit including an outer ring, an inner ring having a wedge-shaped cross section to be engaged into the outer ring and a tightening member for securing the wheels to the output shaft by reducing an inner diameter of the inner ring and by enlarging an outer diameter of the outer ring
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 6, 1990
    Assignee: Daifuku Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsuneo Shishido, Tatsuya Sakagami, Yasuaki Abe, Masao Arai, Kazuysohi Fukuhara, Yasuhide Kido
  • Patent number: 4646648
    Abstract: An endless loop conveyor system is disclosed wherein a plurality of carriers are moved to one or more work stations and one or more buffer stations so that a product may be assembled on each carrier at the work stations. Power is extracted from a continuously moving belt by holding the belt against a power wheel with an L-shaped member. A variable ratio transmission having a pair of power transmitting wheels, one contacting the power wheel, the other contacting a drive wheel, uses the extracted power to accelerate or decelerate each carrier depending on the locations of contact. A non-contacting position is provided for rest at a work station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1987
    Inventor: Torsten H. Lindbom
  • Patent number: 4630544
    Abstract: The drive motor of a vehicle running on an overhead rail and being drivingly coupled thereto through a drive wheel is selectively connected to and disconnected from that wheel through a coupling mechanism which is constructed for obtaining coupling and disconnection through axial movement, being in turn obtained through rotational adjustment under utilization of a control disk having axially extending pins and being part of the vehicle equipment but cooperating with stationary actuating pieces arranged along the track in appropriate positions to obtain selective connection and disconnection of the drive shaft by engaging these pins and turning the coupling mechanism in one direction or the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1983
    Date of Patent: December 23, 1986
    Assignee: Mannesmann AG
    Inventors: Joachim Hecht, Gerhard Rudat
  • Patent number: 4067260
    Abstract: Two sets of independently rotatable gear wheels are interconnected between the differential gear coupled to the motor and the two respective reduction drives coupled to the gear wheel rack and pinion drive and adhesion wheel drive. The sets of gear wheels are connected at different drive positions to the differential gear to permit a reduction in stresses in the gear wheel drive and associated rack. A blocking device which is used to block the drive of the gear wheel when needed also allows the adhesion wheel drive to be driven at a higher rate. A clutch is used to vary the drive between the gear wheel and adhesion wheel drive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1975
    Date of Patent: January 10, 1978
    Assignee: Schweizerische Lokomotiv-und Maschinenfabrik
    Inventor: Emil Finsterwald