Miscellaneous Patents (Class 140/2)
  • Patent number: 9874311
    Abstract: A composite pressure vessel includes a liner to contain a pressurized fluid and a composite layer formed on at least a portion of an exterior surface of liner. The composite layer includes a third generation advanced high strength steel filament reinforcement embedded in a polymer matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Arianna T. Morales, Mahmoud H. Abd Elhamid, Mei Cai, Anne M. Dailly
  • Patent number: 9719331
    Abstract: A machine includes a spindle for storing wire, a wire passage structure having an interface coupline, a controllable drive system, a control system, and a pressure-resistant housing. The drive system is configured to feed the wire through the wire passage structure and through the interface coupling, under the control of the control system. The housing encloses the wire passage structure, the controllable drive system, and at least a portion of the control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Inventors: Alexander H. Slocum, Folkers Eduardo Rojas
  • Patent number: 9688138
    Abstract: A system for enabling securing devices configured to hold fuels, such as gas cylinders, to frames is provided. The system includes an isolator fastened to the device configured to hold fuel and a strap that is attached to the frame. The isolator includes barriers on either side that prevent longitudinal slipping of the strap and ridges disposed between the barriers, which create cushioning between the strap and the device configured to hold fuel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignees: Agility Fuel Systems, Inc., Douglas Acquisitions LLC
    Inventors: Todd Sloan, Chris Forsberg, Mark Warner, Hernan Henriquez
  • Patent number: 9546049
    Abstract: A method and system (1) for discharging beverage containers (6) continuously moved on a horizontal conveyor (10) and guided in parallel rows by one or more gripping heads (3a, 3b, 3c) are disclosed. The one or more gripping heads (3a, 3b, 3c) respectively form at least one pick-up position for the beverage containers (6) to be discharged. The beverage containers (6) are guided on the horizontal conveyor (10) at least approximately together. In the scope of the method, an actual position (IP), adopted in the conveying direction (FR), of one or more of the continuously moved beverage containers (6) is acquired. Moreover, a travelling movement, oriented in parallel to the conveying direction (FR) of the beverage containers (6), of the one or more gripping heads (3a, 3b, 3c) is adapted while taking into account the acquired actual position (IP).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventor: Matthias Lindauer
  • Patent number: 9162269
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed for receiving a helical formation of rings free falling from the delivery end of a conveyor, and for gathering the rings into a coil. The apparatus comprises a vertically disposed mandrel having an upper end positioned for encirclement by the free falling rings. A vertically disposed support column is positioned adjacent to the mandrel. Upper and lower coil plate assemblies are carried by and vertically adjustable on the support column. A drive system vertically adjusts the coil plate assemblies in a descending manner in which the free falling rings encircling the mandrel are initially accumulated on the upper coil plate assembly before being transferred onto the lower coil plate assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Primetals Technologies USA LLC
    Inventors: Keith E. Fiorucci, Christopher D. Lashua, Hugh T. O'Neill
  • Patent number: 9126263
    Abstract: A continuous casting plant (1) includes at least one continuous casting line, optionally, at least one reducing unit, at least one separation device, and one or more devices for tempering the strip, and at least one auxiliary rolling line is arranged parallel to the continuous casting line with conveyors (10, 10?) for continuously inwardly transferring different slab formats into the line of the continuous casting plant (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: SMS GROUP GMBH
    Inventors: Joachim Schwellenbach, Heribert Neifer, Dieter Rosenthal
  • Patent number: 8137292
    Abstract: Alternative designs, materials and manufacturing methods for medical devices. Some embodiments disclosed deal with attachment of an elongated structure, such as a wire or ribbon, or a tubular member, such as a coil, to an elongated member in an elongated device. For example, an elongated core member having defining an outer surface, and an elongated structure including a first portion and a second expanded portion along the length thereof can be provided. An attachment member, such as a centering ring, or the like, is disposed about a portion of the elongated core member and a part of the first portion of the elongated structure. The attachment member defines a lumen and having an inner surface. Part of the first portion of the elongated structure is disposed between the inner surface of the attachment member and the outer surface of the elongated core member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Skujins, Brian R. Reynolds
  • Patent number: 6089490
    Abstract: Wire rings or coils in tubs pass from a cooling conveyor onto a rotatable framework in which the tub carrier can be raised toward a transfer conveyor. The framework is then tilted to deposit the wire ring on the transfer conveyor, whereupon the tub is raised to liberate the wire ring which is displaced onto a conveyor for a subsequent processing station. The framework is rotated again through 180.degree. to align the empty tub with the return conveyor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2000
    Assignee: SMS Eumuco GmbH
    Inventors: Bernhard Zeuch, Janusz Gillner
  • Patent number: 5779174
    Abstract: A rolling mill reforming station has an annular chamber into which rings are dropped to acmmulate in coil form. A curved guide member projects downwardly from a rotating support into the path of ring descent. The guide member is readily removable from in addition to being adjustable in relation to the rotating support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1998
    Assignee: Morgan Construction Company
    Inventors: Raymond R. Starvaski, Frederick Ferrazza
  • Patent number: 5775617
    Abstract: Device to extract and deposit coils leaving a coiling machine (11), which forms the coils according to an inclined axis and lays them on a removal conveyor belt (12) positioned with its axis substantially horizontal, the device cooperating with the coils (22) in overturning them and laying them on the removal conveyor belt (12) and including a coil-retaining assembly (13) comprising at least two retaining blades (15) positioned opposite to each other and circumferentially to, and at the sides of, and in direct cooperation with the outlet of the coiling machine (11), these retaining blades (15) having a first closed working position (15a), in which they close at least partly the outlet for the coils from the coiling machine (11) so as to prevent the emerging of the coils (22), and a second open release position (15b), in which they do not obstruct the coils (22) leaving the outlet of the coiling machine (11) but enable the coils (22) to fall onto the removal conveyor belt (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1998
    Assignee: Danieli & C. Officine Meccaniche SpA
    Inventor: Alfredo Poloni
  • Patent number: 5634607
    Abstract: Method and device to extract and deposit coils leaving a coiling machine (11), the coiling machine (11) forming the coils (22) according to an inclined axis and depositing the coils (22) on a a removal conveyor belt (12) positioned with its axis substantially horizontal, a coil-retaining assembly (13) in its first working position closing at least partly the outlet of the coils (22) from the coiling machine (11) for a period enough to permit the formation and accumulation of a desired number of leading-end coils within the coiling machine (11) and then being opened in its second release position, in which it frees the outlet of the coils (22) from the coiling machine (11) and enables the number of leading-end coils to fall simultaneously onto the removal conveyor belt (12), this simultaneous fall causing the flattening of the leading-end coils on the removal conveyor belt (12) owing to the weight of that number of leading-end coils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 3, 1997
    Assignee: Danieli & C. Officine Meccaniche SpA
    Inventor: Alfredo Poloni
  • Patent number: 5568744
    Abstract: A method and an arrangement for manufacturing rolled wire sections and round steel sections in coils from carbon steels or high-grade steels. The arrangement includes a wire production line with a multiple-stand wire mill and a round steel production line with, for example, a multiple-stand round steel mill which branches from a common billet supply line including a billet furnace and a cooling bed, wherein the wire mill and the round steel mill are arranged next to each other. An aftertreatment unit following the production lines includes a coil forming station for round steel sections and for wire sections arranged following one of the two production lines, a transfer device for wire coils to the round steel production line, a coil forming device for wire sections arranged at the end of the wire mill, the coil forming device being followed by a transfer device for wire coils or round steel coils, and a coil conveying and cooling device arranged following one of the two production lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 29, 1996
    Assignee: SMS Schloemann-Siemag AG
    Inventor: Johann Grotepass
  • Patent number: 5501410
    Abstract: An auxiliary coil plate is mounted on and vertically adjustable with respect to the conventional elevator platform. The coil plate is designed to be raised into the coil forming chamber well above the level of the shear mechanism. By so doing, the ring free fall distance is beneficially reduced at an early stage in the coil formation cycle when the bottom most rings are being deployed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 26, 1996
    Assignee: Morgan Construction Company
    Inventor: Raymond R. Starvaski
  • Patent number: 5423200
    Abstract: A rolling mill material handling system includes a cooling bed and an associated laying head and cooling conveyor. Hot rolled products may be cut into segments which are shifted laterally onto the cooling bed. Alternatively, the hot rolled products may be directed longitudinally in undivided lengths past the cooling bed to the laying head where they are formed into rings and deposited on the cooling conveyor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 13, 1995
    Assignee: Morgan Construction Company
    Inventor: Terence M. Shore
  • Patent number: 5079937
    Abstract: An arrangement for cooling in a controlled manner a rolled wire from rolling temperatures. The arrangement includes a cooling unit arranged following a finishing stand, a coiling unit for the wire and a cooling and conveying system for the spread-out wire coils. A pivotable and/or displaceable coil placement unit is arranged between the coiling unit and the cooling and conveying system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1992
    Assignee: SMS Schloemann-Siemag Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Rolf Scholer
  • Patent number: 4995251
    Abstract: The instant invention is an improvement on a method of making wire coils comprising the steps of rolling a length of wire having a leading end and a trailing end and displacing the wire in a longitudinal travel direction and coiling the wire into succeeding overlapping loops and depositing same onto an upstream conveyor. The loops are transferred from the upstream conveyor to a downstream conveyor and are deposited from the downstream conveyor onto a centering device to form a coil thereon. The downstream conveyor is driven to move the loops at a generally constant slow transport speed but the upstream conveyor is driven to move the loops at a substantially faster transport speed when loops of a portion of the wire having one of the ends are being deposited on the upstream conveyor. Otherwise the upstream conveyor is driven at the same slow speed as the downstream conveyor so that the loops of the end portion will be spaced more in the travel direction than the other loops of the wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 26, 1991
    Assignees: Hamburger Stahlwerke GmbH, Schwerdtfeger & Kubicek Systemtechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Manfred Reumann, Wolfgang Preiss, Andreas Kubicek
  • Patent number: 4982935
    Abstract: Multipurpose cooling line to process equally well either steel with a low content of carbon, or equivalent, or steel with a high content of carbon, or equivalent, the line including a roller conveyor (12) downstream of a coil-winder machine (11) to wind wire rod, the roller conveyor (12) comprising forced draught means (13) and an insulation hood (14) and being dimensioned to cool steel coils (15) having a high content of carbon, the terminal portion of the roller conveyor (12) including a first delivery station (28) and a second successive, neighbouring delivery station (29), the first delivery station (28) cooperating with a first pit (18) containing a first coil collection unit (23), while the second delivery station (29) cooperates with a second delivery pit (21) containing a second coil collection unit (22), the first delivery station (21) being located within the insulation hood (14), while the second delivery station (29) is located outside, and on the same axis as, the hood (14 ).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 8, 1991
    Assignee: Danieli & C. Officine Meccaniche SpA
    Inventors: Geremia Nonini, Wogler D. Ruzza
  • Patent number: 4914935
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for use in dropping metal rod stock which is continuously formed in succeeding loops into a coil, where the loops are in spaced apart overlapping relationship moving on a conveyor where the apparatus comprises pinching means disposed on either side of a horizontal conveyor adjacent the drop-off end thereof and spaced a distance apart which is less than the width of the loops, the pinching means including movable means engaging the loops whereby the loops are compressed in one direction and elongated in the other as the loops pass through the pinching means and held in a generally horizontal plane after exiting the conveyor, and dropped vertically from engagement with the movable means to a collection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 10, 1990
    Assignee: Fryer Corporation
    Inventor: George R. Fryer
  • Patent number: 4644773
    Abstract: Convertible head (10) to form coils for the forming of coils of rolled wire rod, which comprises a body (11) supported on a tiltable base (18), motor means (12) and rotor means (15-16) and in which the rotor means (15-16) include interchangeable rotors (15-16), of which at least one (15) is suitable to deposit horizontal coils (23), and at least one other (16) is suitable to deposit vertical coils (24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 24, 1987
    Assignee: Danieli & C. Officine Meccaniche SpA
    Inventor: Antonino Duri
  • Patent number: 4498505
    Abstract: Apparatus for separating coils of coiled wire rod from following coils travelling along a moving conveyor includes a coil engaging device mounted above the conveyor. The coil engaging device is advanced in the same direction as the conveyor from a first position to a second position at a speed greater than that of the conveyor and is moved downwardly to engage a selected coil at the first position to cause the selected coil to be moved ahead relative to following coils by the advancing movement of the coil engaging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 1983
    Date of Patent: February 12, 1985
    Inventors: Jan H. Kamping, Elmer R. Bridge
  • Patent number: 4395022
    Abstract: A metallurgical product, e.g. wire rod emerging from a hot rolling mill, is subjected to controlled cooling by immersing it in a bath, e.g. an aqueous bath, kept at a given temperature. During immersion, the bath is stirred, e.g. mechanically or by means of a fluid. In a controlled cooling installation a cover arranged above the bath has a condenser for recovering vapor from the bath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 1978
    Date of Patent: July 26, 1983
    Assignee: Centre de Recherches Metallurgiques-Centum voor Research in de Metallurgie
    Inventors: Philippe A. Paulus, Marios Economopoulos
  • Patent number: 4357965
    Abstract: In a method for gathering a ring shaped wire rod, particularly a wire rod made of steel, the wire rod is continuously conveyed and gathered in the form of a coil by means of a gathering apparatus including a gathering tub and a coil plate. In accordance with the present invention, the lowering speed of the coil plate is controlled in such a manner that piling position of said rings is always within a predetermined range. In addition, the ring shaped wire rod is dropped, while imparting a movement having a horizontal component to the ring shaped wire rod so as to increase the filling ratio over that of the prior art. The coils gathered in the present invention are more compact than in the prior art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1980
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1982
    Assignee: Nippon Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuo Kosuge, Masamori Yakabe, Tadanori Oga, Toru Maeda
  • Patent number: 4320646
    Abstract: A cooling conveyor arrangement for rolled wire or wire rod which has left a water cooler has a loop-forming device which deposits the wire in overlapping loops on an air-cooling conveyor. To obtain a shorter cooling path, which is desirable for high-grade steels to reduce the rate of cooling, the loops fall onto a conveyor portion and are carried by a conveyor portion to a coil-forming station where the loops are collected. To obtain a longer cooling path a removable conveyor portion is switched into place so that the loops are carried along a conveyor portion to an opening where they fall onto a conveyor portion. A conveyor portion is swung into alignment with the portion carrying the loops to feed the loops to the coil-forming station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1980
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1982
    Assignee: Kocks Technik GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Ali Bindernagel, Ernst O. Blos, Hans Brauer
  • Patent number: 4310031
    Abstract: Apparatus is provided for laying out and evenly distributing the coils of severed hot strands of wire emerging from a rolling mill. In order to maintain the line in continuous operation and in order to distribute the severed cooled strands to the subsequent bundling apparatus, the arrangement herein provides for dual conveyors each preceded by its own laying tube and a switch for selectively feeding the strands to one or other of the conveyors. By controlling the speed of one relative to the other of the dual conveyors, the strands may be selectively converged in even distribution for subsequent processing. The dual conveyors may be side by side or superimposed one above the other. With the latter arrangement, the upper conveyor may be mounted to pivot into and out of the line of the lower conveyor for the sequential feeding of the coils to the following line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 1979
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1982
    Assignee: Mannesmann DeMag AG
    Inventors: Manfred Appel, Jorn Moslener, Karl-Heinz Spiecker
  • Patent number: 4242892
    Abstract: A laying head is disclosed for forming the longitudinally moving hot rolled product of a rolling mill into a helix. The laying head includes a housing carrying a cone assembly for rotation about an axis. The cone assembly has a support member with a three dimensional configuration curving around said axis. A plurality of clamp members are fixed to the support member at spaced locations along the length thereof. A plurality of discrete tubular guides are removably retained by the clamp members at operative positions collectively defining a guide path which is parallel to the curvature of the support member. Means are provided for receiving the product along said axis and for delivering the product into the first of the guides. Means are also provided for rotating the cone assembly, whereupon passage of the product along the guide path will result in the product exiting from the laying head in the form of a helix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1979
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1981
    Assignee: Morgan Construction Company
    Inventors: Robert D. Wykes, Harold E. Woodrow
  • Patent number: 4236551
    Abstract: A steel wire directly from the rolling mill is formed into a horizontally advancing helix having a succession of upstanding turns. This helix is fed into a horizontally opening end of an elbow and a roller at the short side of the elbow deflects the helix so that it exits from the downwardly opening outlet end of the elbow. An upright cooling tube is provided immediately at this downstream end and has a multiplicity of throughgoing holes each aligned with a respective nozzle for spraying of liquid on the descending coil so as rapidly to cool it and to transform at least the surface of it into martinsite. At the lower end of the tube the cooled coil, at a temperature of 500.degree. C.-600.degree. C. as compared with the starting temperature of 750.degree. C., is carried horizontally away by a conveyor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1978
    Date of Patent: December 2, 1980
    Assignee: VEB Schwermaschinenbau-Kombinat Ernst Thalmann Magdeburg
    Inventors: Walter Worgt, Gerhard Pechau, Ewald Wyzgol, Manfred Franz
  • Patent number: 4220026
    Abstract: A position control system for controlling the position of the wire discharging port of a laying head to discharge a wire in a coil fashion through its revolution, compares a position reference signal which is produced depending on the running speed of a wire at the upstream location of the laying head with a position feedback signal which is produced on the basis of an revolution of the laying head, thereby to cause the laying head to discharge the wire at a desired position of the laying head. A position setter is further provided by which the leading end of the wire is discharged at a desired position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1978
    Date of Patent: September 2, 1980
    Assignee: Tokyo Shibaura Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Makoto Tanaka, Takayuki Matsudaira
  • Patent number: 4172375
    Abstract: Apparatus for guiding and coiling one or more metallic strands that are continuously advancing along their length from a casting apparatus. A coiling apparatus has an open-top coil-collecting basket with concentric, generally cylindrical inner and outer walls. A rotating cone is disposed over the inner wall. At least one boom and a set of opposed rolls and associated fairing assemblies mounted on the boom guide the strand from the casting apparatus to the coiling apparatus. An exit end of the boom directs each strand vertically downward onto the cone of one coiler. Friction between the strand and the cone lays the strand in the basket in horizontal wraps without a reversal of the laying direction or kinks. The boom exit end mounts a straightener that includes a pair of hydraulically-actuated slide bars that are orthogonal to each other and to the strand. The slide bars produce a cyclic deflection of the strand about the center of the cone to form a uniform, non-tangled coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1978
    Date of Patent: October 30, 1979
    Assignee: Kennecott Copper Corporation
    Inventors: Calvin Rushforth, George Shinopulos, M. Ronald Randlett, Terry F. Bower
  • Patent number: 4154269
    Abstract: A wire stock is continuously deformed into a coil and the coil is temporarily stored in a storing device as a bundle. The bottom of the storing device is periodically closed and opened for discharging the bundle into a receptor and for piling up the bundles one upon the other. By the impact force of a falling bundle, already accumulated bundles are compacted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 15, 1979
    Assignee: Showa Electric Wire & Cable Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yamada Masahiko, Kagawa Kazuo
  • Patent number: 4145904
    Abstract: The invention relates to a bending or helix-forming apparatus operating by partial but continuous rolling of a long product on a resilient rim portion of a driven rotatable drum, to which portion it is applied by a plurality of rollers having axes parallel to that of the drum, with a pressure sufficient such that its adherence to the said resilient rim portion of the drum ensures that it is positively driven by the latter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1977
    Date of Patent: March 27, 1979
    Assignee: Societe Meusienne de Constructions Mechaniques
    Inventors: Marcel A. Giros, Claude A. Venier
  • Patent number: 4090697
    Abstract: Cooling by a gas coolant of carbon steel wire coils which have been heated to above the austenizing temperature of the wire is controlled to rapidly quench cool the wire coils to within a selected critical range of temperatures which results in a desired fine pearlitic crystalline structure of the steel wire, by controlling the impingement pattern and velocity of the coolant gas on the wire. The coolant gas is discharged through individual coolant gas inlet conduits, thence through a plurality of individual enclosed plenum boxes, onto the heated coils as the coils are transported past the boxes by a conveyor device. Each plenum box has a series of gas-discharge slots formed in the bottom thereof, through which slots the gas is discharged onto the coils. The distance between the discharge slots of each box and the wire coils may be selectively adjusted by raising or lowering individual ones of the plenum boxes relative to the level of the wire coils on the conveyor device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1975
    Date of Patent: May 23, 1978
    Assignee: The Electric Furnace Company
    Inventor: Ralph J. Perrine
  • Patent number: 4088160
    Abstract: In apparatus for depositing a series of concentric loops on a conveyor whereby due to the motion of the conveyor the loops form a series of non-concentric overlapping loops, the combination of a conveyor belt having spaced pins for engaging the loops to control the spacing between the loops and guide means to engage the loops to limit their upward movement and contain them in the spaces between the pins of the conveyor belt, so that substantially uniform spacing occurs between the non-concentric overlapping loops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 9, 1978
    Assignee: Bethlehem Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Jack S. Balmat, Franklin E. Timm
  • Patent number: 4084797
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for controlled cooling of wire, especially steel wire. According to the invention the device comprises, in combination, a movable conveyor to which wire is continuously supplied in open ring windings for movement of the same in mutually displaced positions, means surrounding the conveyor for control of the temperature ratios of the wire, and a collection device for the cooled ring windings, said conveyor essentially having the shape of an inclined plane which rotates about its center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1977
    Date of Patent: April 18, 1978
    Assignee: Morgardshammar Aktiebolag
    Inventor: Walter Johann Karlberger
  • Patent number: 4064916
    Abstract: An arrangement for intermittent feeding of cable coils cut by means of a cutting arrangement, with the aid of ring laying apparatus onto a rotary conveyor wherein there are several separately driven conveyor bands each of which is fed at a different period of time with severed cable coils by a transfer unit, the transfer unit being disposed between a discharge conveyor and the separately positioned conveyor bands, the discharge conveyor in turn being constantly fed with cable coil from a ring laying unit which ring laying unit is variable and in the ring laying direction and is movable toward and away from the transfer unit during operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1975
    Date of Patent: December 27, 1977
    Assignee: Bergmann Kabelwerke AG
    Inventor: Hans Peter Dahmen
  • Patent number: 4054276
    Abstract: Apparatus for conveying an elongated hot-rolled steel rod in off-set form on a conveyor through a series of cooling chambers. Each chamber comprises a stationary lower section and a removable cover section, the interior walls of each being heat reflective. Each chamber is also provided with tubes supported adjacent the interior walls and controlled in temperature by gas passing through said tubes, said gas being cold or hot, the hot gas being supplied from a plurality of separately controlled burners. The tubes differentially control the rate of heat radiation from the rod rings to compensate for the different rates of radiational heat loss emanating from the top and sides of the rod rings so as to cause the rod to cool uniformly. The side walls of the chamber are provided with adjustable apertures for the escape of radiant energy from the sides of the rod rings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1975
    Date of Patent: October 18, 1977
    Assignee: Morgan Construction Company
    Inventor: Norman A. Wilson
  • Patent number: 4044938
    Abstract: A device for guiding wire coils is provided at wire treatment apparatus, particularly a jet descaling machine, the device including a rotating horizontal carrier shaft having the coils of wires suspended therefrom and imparting to the coils rotative movement about the shaft to transport the coils relative to the jet descaling machine in a direction generally parallel to the axis of the carrier shaft. A guide disc device including at least one guide disc is positioned on both sides of the carrier shaft and the guide discs of each of the guide disc devices is freely rotatable about a rotational axis of the disc arranged to extend generally parallel to the direction of transport of the wire coils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1976
    Date of Patent: August 30, 1977
    Assignee: Georg Fischer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Wolfgang Heiss
  • Patent number: 4024745
    Abstract: An improved rod coiling and cooling system includes a coiler which receives hot rod from a rod rolling stand. A guide or repeater section is provided between the rolling stand to effect a bending of the rod to guide it into the coiler. The coiled rod is transferred from the coiler to one of a plurality of coil supports disposed in an indexable tank of water. When a length of rod has been coiled and deposited on one of the coil supports the tank is indexed to move a next adjacent coil support into position to receive a succeeding coiled rod from the coiler. After a coiled rod has cooled in the tank of water, it is transferred to a car, is moved along a first set of rails to a first turntable which is rotated to position the loaded car on a second set of rails leading to a bundling station and a station where the cooled coil is removed from the car. The empty car is moved onto a second turntable which positions the car for movement along the first set of rails back to the loading station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1975
    Date of Patent: May 24, 1977
    Assignee: Morgardshammar Aktiebolag
    Inventor: Walter Johann Karlberger
  • Patent number: 4023392
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for cooling a rod of a coil form, immediately after the hot-rolling thereof and within which the rod, whose loops are spaced a given pitch from one another, is laid flat upon a chain conveyor, and more particularly upon rails thereof, and transported therealong by means of endless chains, includes the cooling of the rod with cooling fluid or air which is introduced from below the cooling floors through means of nozzle portions formed within the bodies of the cooling floors. The method and apparatus features the arrangement and construction, including the configuration, of the nozzle portions thus formed, the cooling fluid being projected upwardly at an angle within the range of 10.degree.-70.degree. with respect to the plane of the cooling bed, and horizontally at an angle within the range of 10.degree.-150.degree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 1976
    Date of Patent: May 17, 1977
    Assignee: Kobe Steel Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsu Fujita, Yoshiro Yamada, Atsuo Mizuta, Tetsuo Yamada, Osamu Tsuda, Tsugio Kaneda, Shinichi Shimazu, Yukio Wada
  • Patent number: 4011780
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed for trimming and or subdividing rod or other similar mill products at a coil forming station. The rod, which may have previously been formed into overlapping rings on a conveyor, is carried to the upper end of an upstanding cylindrical chamber overlying an axially aligned mandrel. The rings drop from the conveyor through the chamber onto the mandrel where they are collected in coil form. Separating fingers are movable into the chamber to temporarily interrupt the descent of rings therethrough, with the rings above the separating fingers being connected to the rings accumulated around the underlying mandrel by a single connecting strand. Pivotal arms, preferably sickle-shaped, are movable beneath the separating fingers across the path of ring descent. Each pivotal arm carries a shear blade which cooperates with a stationary shear blade located at the periphery of the path of ring descent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1976
    Date of Patent: March 15, 1977
    Assignee: Morgan Construction Company
    Inventor: Siegfried David
  • Patent number: 3977224
    Abstract: A rod treatment line consists of a rod conveyor on which the rod is carried in open loop form, a coil forming device for forming the rod into coils, and a coil loader for moving the coils from the coil forming device to a loading station with the axes of the coils horizontal. For removing the coils there is a conveying system consisting of a number of hooks suspended from a track, the hooks being aligned with the track and pointed in the direction opposite to the direction of movement. In order to bring the hooks to the loading station pointed towards the coil forming device, so as to facilitate loading, the track is routed in its approach to the loading station, to pass the coil forming device from the direction of the rod conveyor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1975
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1976
    Assignee: Davy-Loewy Limited
    Inventor: Derek Stubbins
  • Patent number: 3940961
    Abstract: Apparatus is provided for uniformly cooling hot rolled rod over a continuous range of cooling rates from less than 0.5.degree. C/sec. to about 20.degree. C/sec. together with a mechanism for removing scale accumulated therein in a confined and safe manner. The context is that of cooling hot rolled steel rod directly after the steel leaves the rod mill wherein the rod may either be cooled rapidly by forced air convection or cooled very slowly under conditions in which a heated fluid or radiant heating must actually be employed in order to retard the cooling rate. The apparatus includes a group of cooling chambers, each of which has a blower which can be used to force cool air from the atmosphere onto the rod. Some of the cooling chambers are also equipped with means for supplying heat to the rod as may be necessary to retard the cooling rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 1974
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1976
    Assignee: Morgan Construction Company
    Inventor: Martin Gilvar
  • Patent number: 3940967
    Abstract: Apparatus for conveying an elongated hot-rolled steel rod in overlapping off-set ring form over a controlled cooling conveyor. The conveyor is provided with a plurality of nozzles through which cooling air is supplied to the edges of the rings and with a lesser number of nozzles through which cooling air is supplied to the centers of the rings. The center and edge nozzles are supplied through independent air plenums each of which is supplied with air from independently controlled air blowers. The blowers are independently adjustable to adjust the quantity of cooling air to the center and edges of the rings. The nozzles are configured to direct high velocity streams of air along non-intersecting paths through the rings. The apparatus provides means for carrying out a process in which, by properly controlling the independently adjustable blowers, the rings may be made to cool along a predetermined time cooling curve with all parts of the rings cooling at the same rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 1975
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1976
    Assignee: Morgan Construction Company
    Inventor: Vito J. Vitelli