Belt, Cable, Chain Or Conveyor Patents (Class 184/15.1)
  • Patent number: 10927943
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a drive for reaching a desired position of a component such as of a rotor blade, a crane tower, a superstructure and the like, having at least two drive elements that are in toothed engagement with one another and of which at least one is drivable from a drive source and the other is connectable to the component, and having a lubricating device for lubricating the drive elements, wherein at least one lubricant passage for the supply of lubricant to a meshing tooth pair is led through one of the drive elements. It is proposed to effect the supply of the lubricant by a distributor that is connected upstream of the lubricant passage integrated in the drive element and to control the connection between a supply passage of the distributor and the at least one lubricant passage integrated in the drive element by a relative movement between the drive element and the distributor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Liebherr-Components Biberach GMBH
    Inventors: Martin Paal, Frowin Wack, Norbert Hausladen
  • Patent number: 10919175
    Abstract: A chain saw may include a saw chain, a guide bar to which the saw chain is attached, a sprocket configured to move the saw chain along a periphery of the guide bar, a prime mover configured to rotate the sprocket, a housing that houses the prime mover, a bolt protruding from the housing and penetrating a hole provided in the guide bar, and a nut screwed to the bolt to fix the guide bar to the housing. The nut may be exposed to outside. A heat insulating structure may be provided on a heat transfer path between the nut and the guide bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshinori Shibata, Daisuke Suzuki, Takuma Niiyama
  • Patent number: 10837541
    Abstract: Provided is a lubricant guiding structure in an automatic transmission in which a baffle plate configured to regulate the movement of a lubricant agitated by a driven sprocket is provided at one side, where an oil pump is located, in the direction of a rotational axis of the driven sprocket. As viewed from the rotational axis direction, a division wall disposed to extend across a chain is provided closer to the chain than a base of the baffle plate. As viewed from the rotational axis direction, the baffle plate is provided with a guide wall extending along a torque transmission-side chain of the chain wound on the driven sprocket. As viewed from the rotational axis-direction, the guide wall includes an inclined portion inclined in the direction coming closer to the chain as the distance to the distal end side decreases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignees: JATCO LTD, NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Itou, Tou Ou, Shinji Higashide, Yoshiteru Ueno
  • Patent number: 10694649
    Abstract: A feeder maintenance apparatus that acquires feeder information from a feeder which is mounted on a feeder mounting section, and controls a cleaning section to clean a sprocket section of the feeder, a feeding roller, a first gear mechanism, and a second gear mechanism, based on the feeder information. The feeder maintenance apparatus controls lubricant supply sections to supply a lubricant to a driving section of the feeder based on the acquired feeder information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ryota Akatsuka
  • Patent number: 10619722
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a chain and a chain transmission device capable of reducing sliding resistance of the chain to a guide lip portion and stably maintaining an oil film between the guide lip portion and an outer plate. Provided is a chain 20 wherein a plurality of link plates 40 and 60 include outer plates 60, each of the outer plates 60 has a pair of front and rear pin holes 61 into which connecting pins 50 are inserted, a guide-side end surface 62 that faces the side of a traveling guide surface 81a of a chain guide 80, and a concave portion 63 that is formed in an outer surface of the outer plate 60, and the concave portion 63 is formed in an area between the pin holes 61 and the guide-side end surface 62 in a plate height direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: TSUBAKIMOTO CHAIN CO.
    Inventor: Masahiko Konno
  • Patent number: 10421469
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for applying lubricant to a rail road track. The apparatus comprising a control module; a housing; a lubricant distribution block; and a plurality of tubes for connecting the control module to the housing wherein the housing houses the lubricant distribution block. The control module is positionable in close proximity to the rail road track and the housing is positionable adjacent to and along a section of rail road track to be lubricated. The lubricant is stored in a vessel in the control module and pumped from the control module to a lubricant distribution nozzle connected to the housing and wherein sliding the lubricant distribution nozzle along the section of rail road track in a first or second direction distributes lubricant along the section of rail road track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: RBL, INC.
    Inventors: Roy L. Nelson, Robert G. Pieper
  • Patent number: 10337601
    Abstract: A gear includes a toothed portion that has a plurality of teeth, an inner wall that defines a cavity, and a lubricant feed aperture. The lubricant feed aperture extends from the inner wall portion to a surface of a tooth. The lubricant feed aperture can deliver lubricant from the cavity to the surface of the tooth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Stephen Olson
  • Patent number: 10259135
    Abstract: A chainsaw apparatus has a guide bar, a drive sprocket, and endless cutting chain mounted over the guide bar and over the drive sprocket, a first motor drivingly connected to the drive sprocket so as to cause the drive spot sprocket to move the endless chain over the guide bar, the first control device for controlling operation of the first motor and configured to deliver at least one first data representative of an operation of the motor, a storage tank suitable adapted to receive a lubricating fluid therein, a pump cooperative with the storage tank so as to deliver the lubricating fluid toward the guide bar and the endless cutting chain, a second motor drivingly connected to the pump, and a second control device for controlling operation of the second motor on the basis of a lubricating control parameter derived from the first data. The second motor is an electric motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: PELLENC (Societe Anonyme)
    Inventor: Roger Pellenc
  • Patent number: 9929521
    Abstract: A wrapped electrical cable, such as a charging cable, is disclosed which is more rugged than standard electrical cables. The electrical cable includes plug heads with a hole therethrough for receiving a cable, and a cable extending from the hole through one plug head to the hole through the opposing plug head. The cable and cord may be further wrapped in a sheath of cord, such as paracord. The cord may have connectors on either end, allowing a user to loop the cord for carrying and/or storage and/or hooking the cord to a load, or daisy chain multiple cords together to lengthen the cord. The plug heads and/or caps may be formed at least partly of transparent material and include one or more light sources/ The plug heads may also include two or more connector types in a single plug head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Inventors: Garrett Aida, Nial Spencer
  • Patent number: 9855672
    Abstract: A handheld work apparatus has a drive motor which drives a tool of the work apparatus. A lubricating arrangement is provided for the tool. The lubricating arrangement includes a lubricant piece that is solid at 20° C. The work apparatus has a melting chamber into which the lubricant piece projects and which is connected to the tool via at least one lubricant channel. The melting chamber is delimited at least partially by a heat conducting element which is heated during operation of the work apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Andreas Stihl AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Helmut Zimmermann, Carel Karrar, Benjamin Frey
  • Patent number: 9816602
    Abstract: A lubrication pinion module for applying a lubricant onto a to-be-lubricated element includes a gear element having an inner surface mounted on an outer surface of a bearing element, the bearing element being mountable for rotation on a shaft and having at least one recess on its outer surface, and the gear element including a plurality of radially outwardly facing gear teeth, each of the plurality of gear teeth having first and second flanks, and at least one projection on the gear element inner surface extending into the at least one recess of the bearing element outer surface to form an interference fit with the bearing element such that the gear element rotates conjointly with the bearing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: SKF Lubrication Systems Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Daniel Beisel, Juergen Kreutzkaemper, Andreas Schoenfeld
  • Patent number: 9796567
    Abstract: A stabilizer for a line may include a guide configured for arrangement on the line to resist and/or dampen lateral motions of the line where the guide may include a guide jacket having a static sleeve configured to allow the line to pass through the guide and a fortifying bracket configured to reinforce the guide jacket and configured to interface with a hanging system to support the guide jacket and maintain the guide jacket in position on the line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: National Oilwell Varco, L.P.
    Inventor: Anton Krijnen
  • Patent number: 9638239
    Abstract: A cable lubrication device for directing pressurized lubricant into the internal space of a control cable, the cable lubrication device having a main body tube, a locking ring, a plunger and a spiral-cut seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Motion Pro, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven Richard Scott
  • Patent number: 9539905
    Abstract: The invention discloses a three-DOF hybrid damping pantograph, comprising an electric driving transmission system fixed on a base, and collector heads, transverse dampers, parallel support frames as well as longitudinal dampers. Square auxiliary holes are arranged on the base, supporting insulators are arranged on four angles below the base; four transverse dampers are symmetrically fixed on the base, and arranged on the outside of the parallel support frames and connected with the parallel support frames through hinges; four longitudinal dampers are symmetrically fixed on the top of the parallel support frames; the collector heads are connected with the parallel support frames by the longitudinal dampers and separators are arranged on the collector heads. The invention can realize bearing and damping spatially in three directions, avoid pantograph detachment, catenary scraping and other safety accidents, and improve the structural stability of the pantograph and adaptability to the catenary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignees: Anhui University of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Chengjun Wang, Long Li, Xiaolong Zhu, Zhiwei Liu, Chao Zhang, Kai Liu, Tianyu Zhang
  • Patent number: 9464687
    Abstract: A continuously variable transmission belt includes rings each superimposing annular component pieces on each other's inner and outer peripheries, and plural elements attached to the rings side by side in a circumferential direction. Each element includes a neck portion. The rings are disposed on opposite sides of the neck portion. The elements contact a driving pulley and a driven pulley. A lubrication oil discharge mechanism discharges out a lubrication oil in at least one of a gap between the component pieces, and a gap between each ring and the elements. A function of discharging the lubrication oil present in a region remote from the neck portion is higher than a function of discharging the lubrication oil present in a region near the neck portion. Thereby, the rings to which the elements are attached or the component pieces of the rings restrain decline in the centering characteristic in the width direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shinichi Baba
  • Patent number: 9227234
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rolling mill drive (1) having an axially displaceable toothed articulated spindle (3) extending between a toothed articulated element (50 arranged between an interlocking chamber (20) on the roller side and a toothed articulated element (52) arranged in an interlocking chamber (40) on the transmission side, wherein at least one of the interlocking chambers (20, 40) is filled with a lubricating medium, wherein the lubricating medium biases the toothed articulated spindle (3) with an axial force (Fws) directed towards the roll side (WS).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: SMS GROUP GMBH
    Inventors: Ruediger Grimmel, Klaus Lazzaro
  • Patent number: 9079720
    Abstract: An apparatus for lubricating or cleaning a drive chain during a maintenance operation is configured as an enclosure that is inserted over a mounted chain. The apparatus disperses lubricant/cleaning solvent to specific locations through channels formed within the enclosure. The channels are strategically located within the enclosure to ensure that the applied material is directed to specific locations along the chain. A conventional lubricant/solvent is introduced through one or more inlet ports formed in the enclosure, the inlet port(s) coupled to the internal channels to properly distribute the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Linear Market Technical Services Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas Donald Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8978827
    Abstract: One embodiment (100) collects air pressure created from forward motion of a motorcycle (300) in a reservoir assembly (1001) which stores a liquid lubricant, is attached to motorcycle frame (302), and comprises a containment chamber (102), cap (106), cap seal (104), air inlet port (107), lubricant outlet port (109), and an air inlet connector (108) and a lubricant outlet connector (110) to facilitate the external attachment of conduit. The air pressure is collected by and delivered to reservoir assembly (100-1) via an air collection conduit (118) attached to motorcycle front portion (306) by a mount (130) and urges liquid lubricant through a suction conduit (124), flow restrictor (112) and delivers lubricant via discharge conduit (114) to a chain applicator (116) attached to a motorcycle swing arm assembly (304) and to the inner circumference of drive chain (310). Lubricant flow ceases after motorcycle is stopped. Other embodiments are described and shown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventor: Michael Shawn Steele
  • Publication number: 20140332318
    Abstract: A pack (2) of wipes (4) comprising a container (6) for the wipes (4), and a plurality of the wipes (4) in the container (6), and the wipes (4) being such that they are impregnated with a lubricant. A method of lubricating a product using the pack (2) of wipes (4) is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: JAMES AIDEN O'BRIEN
  • Patent number: 8771119
    Abstract: A chain is constructed by alternately connecting a pair of outer link plates connected together with pins and a pair of inner link plates connected together with bushings into which adjacent pins of adjacent pairs of outer link plates are inserted. On the outer and inner surfaces of component parts of the chain, a lubricant composition for chains containing 95% to 80% by mass of a lubricant which is liquid at room temperature and 5% to 20% by mass of a wax which is solid at room temperature and having a consistency of from 60 to 475 and a dropping point of from 60° C. to 120° C., is adhered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Tsubakimoto Chain Co.
    Inventor: Koji Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20140182261
    Abstract: The object of the invention is a traction sheave elevator and a rope that contains metal as a load-bearing material, such as the suspension rope of an elevator, which rope comprises at least one or more strands laid from metal wires and which rope is lubricated with a lubricant. Another object is the use of the aforementioned lubricant for lubricating the rope. The lubricant comprises at least oil and thickener, which thickener in the lubricant comprises at least 10% or more of the mass of the lubricant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Esko AULANKO, Raimo PELTO-HUIKKO, Sakari KORVENRANTA, Jarmo MYLLYNEN, Pekka TORENIUS
  • Patent number: 8757325
    Abstract: Liquid dispensing applicators adapted to be mounted to a container of lubricating oil or degreaser and used to lubricate or apply degreaser to a drive chain of a bicycle or motorcycle are disclosed. The applicator housing has an open slot to receive the chain. A wear-resistant and absorbent pad is positioned within the housing to engage the chain. A conduit between the absorbent pad and the container transmits liquid to the absorbent pad such that the chain can be cleaned or lubricated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Left Field Design, LLC
    Inventor: Richard W. Singer
  • Patent number: 8696500
    Abstract: In a pivoted tensioner lever extending upward from a pivot axis, both ends of boss through which a pivot shaft extends are provided with funnel-shaped grooves that guide oil adhering to the lever body into a region between the shaft and the inside of the boss. Oil guiding walls, continuous with the boss, and downwardly sloping reinforcing ribs with oil passages formed at their lower ends, increase flow of oil adhering to the lever body to the region between the shaft and the inside of the boss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Tsubakimoto Chain Co.
    Inventors: Manabu Hirayama, Toyonaga Saitoh
  • Patent number: 8672097
    Abstract: A lubrication device for a belt type continuously variable transmission is provided in which a nozzle tube (25) communicating with an oil supply source (26) is disposed between a drive pulley (5) and a driven pulley (6) of a belt type continuously variable transmission (2) along the axial direction of the drive pulley (5) and the driven pulley (6), this nozzle tube (25) being provided with first and second oil spray holes (27, 28) for spraying oil toward belt grooves (12, 21) of the two pulleys (5, 6) respectively, wherein the first oil spray hole (27) is made to be open toward a large-diameter portion of a belt contact face (21a) of a fixed pulley half body (19) of the one, of the drive pulley (5) and the driven pulley (6), that is positioned on an upstream side of the nozzle tube (25), and the second oil spray hole (28) is made to be open toward the belt groove (12) of the other of the drive pulley (5) and the driven pulley (6) at a position downstream of the nozzle tube (25) relative to the first oil spray
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Toru Yagasaki, Masaru Sora
  • Publication number: 20140060973
    Abstract: Liquid dispensing applicators adapted to be mounted to a container of lubricating oil or degreaser and used to lubricate or apply degreaser to a drive chain of a bicycle or motorcycle are disclosed. The applicator housing has an open slot to receive the chain. A wear-resistant and absorbent pad is positioned within the housing to engage the chain. A conduit between the absorbent pad and the container transmits liquid to the absorbent pad such that the chain can be cleaned or lubricated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: LEFT FIELD DESIGN, LLC
    Inventor: RICHARD W. SINGER
  • Patent number: 8657100
    Abstract: A conveyor slide plate for movably supporting a support element along a track or rail of a material handling system includes a body portion configured to be received at the track or rail and to move along the track or rail when driven by a chain of the material handling system. The body portion of the slide plate includes at least one reservoir formed in an upper surface of the body portion. The reservoir is configured to receive lubricating fluid therein, and is configured to direct the flow of the lubricating fluid toward a sliding interface between the body portion of the slide plate and the track or rail, such as to at least one perimeter region of the body portion of the slide plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Frost Links, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles C. Frost, Jonathan M. Rathbun, David R. Moore
  • Patent number: 8636114
    Abstract: A method is provided for at least one of cleaning and lubricating a sprocket chain (3) while said sprocket chain remains operationally mounted on a vehicle (1). The sprocket chain is enclosed on all sides in a housing (10). The housing consists of mutually connectable upper half-shell (11) and lower half-shell (12) portions which, when connected, define a chain passageway for allowing the sprocket chain to pass through. The housing is suspended from the sprocket chain by a plurality of rollers (26) mounted within the housing. High velocity air is directed to impinge upon the sprocket chain by at least one air knife (23). A hose is connected from a compressed air supply to a tubular hose connection (21) on a surface of the upper half-shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Crestron Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: George Feldstein
  • Patent number: 8573362
    Abstract: An application device and a method of use for the lubrication of a chain drive, more preferably for motorcycle chain drives or the like, includes a rail device. The rail device having a longitudinal side that can be brought to bear against a chain of the chain drive. The rail device includes a contact region formed of a consumable solid lubricant that can be applied to the chain and that can be brought in contact with the chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Schunk Kohlenstofftechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Nägele, Werner Koch, Mohammad Karimi Tabatabai, Guntram Fleischhauer, Jan Tabellion
  • Patent number: 8567565
    Abstract: Disclosed is a chain lubricating apparatus comprising a sprocket and a lubricant delivery means wherein, in use, the sprocket is free to rotate about an axis and comprises teeth that engage with the chain. The lubricant delivery means is configured such that lubricant is delivered to a specific part of the chain when the sprocket is in a particular angular configuration with respect to the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: BKC Products Limited
    Inventor: David Chippendale
  • Patent number: 8540069
    Abstract: Lubrication systems for transport systems are disclosed that are powered by a rotating shaft of the transport system. The lubrication system includes at least one circular member mounted on the rotating shaft. The at least one circular member is coupled to and imparts rotation to a third circular member and separately to a fourth circular member for imparting rotation there to. The third circular member is coupled to a first linkage. The first linkage extends from the third circular member to a fifth circular member. The fourth circular member is coupled to a second linkage. The second linkage couples the fourth circular member to the first linkage between the third and fifth circular members. The fifth circular member is coupled to a pump shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Otis Elevator Company
    Inventors: Walter Srb-Gaffron, Uwe Fritz, Abdullah Ercan
  • Patent number: 8511436
    Abstract: A bicycle sprocket chain cleaning and lubrication apparatus allows a sprocket chain (3) to be cleaned while still mounted on the bicycle. The apparatus includes a includes a housing (10) for enclosing the sprocket chain on all sides consisting of mutually connectable upper half-shell (11) and lower half-shell (12) portions and a securement assembly which includes a mounting plate adapted to attach to a rear wheel quick disconnect of the bicycle. The housing is suspended from the sprocket chain and provides a funnel shaped solvent hopper (17), a hose connection (21) to a compressed air supply, and an air knife (23) adapted to direct high velocity air to impinge upon and thereby dry the sprocket chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Crestron Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: George Feldstein
  • Publication number: 20130109517
    Abstract: A system for an engine comprising an engine drive system and an oil delivery system is provided. According to one embodiment, the engine drive system includes a chain that engages a plurality of drive sprockets and a chain guide that pivots about a pin. Further, the pin may include an internal oil passage that is in fluidic communication with the oil delivery system. In this way, improved oil lubrication can be provided with simplified structure and manufacturing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Chris David Tiernan, Tom Suchecki
  • Publication number: 20120204902
    Abstract: A vehicle sprocket chain maintenance apparatus that includes a brush for cleaning the vehicle sprocket chain and a device for applying lubricant to the vehicle sprocket chain is adapted to be mounted on a vehicle and used on the vehicle sprocket chain while running the vehicle. The vehicle sprocket chain maintenance apparatus includes a mechanism for individual remote control of actuating the brush and the device for applying lubricant on the vehicle sprocket chain while running the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventor: Sonny Petersen
  • Patent number: 8225907
    Abstract: The system includes a grease pump assembly connected to a conduit having a grease outlet adjacent an endless chain of the chainsaw. The method includes pushing the grease toward the grease pump, pumping the grease, and feeding the grease between the endless chain and the guide bar. The pumping of the grease can be done automatically upon detecting an activation of the chain saw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: S.T.L. Lubrifiants Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Soucy, Ghyslain Boulianne
  • Publication number: 20120180821
    Abstract: A bicycle sprocket chain cleaning and lubrication apparatus allows a sprocket chain (3) to be cleaned while still mounted on the bicycle. The apparatus includes a includes a housing (10) for enclosing the sprocket chain on all sides consisting of mutually connectable upper half-shell (11) and lower half-shell (12) portions and a securement assembly which includes a mounting plate adapted to attach to a rear wheel quick disconnect of the bicycle. The housing is suspended from the sprocket chain and provides a funnel shaped solvent hopper (17), a hose connection (21) to a compressed air supply, and an air knife (23) adapted to direct high velocity air to impinge upon and thereby dry the sprocket chain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: CRESTRON ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventor: George Feldstein
  • Patent number: 8202184
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tensioning system (8) of a traction mechanism (1) to which a hydraulic fluid is applied and which interacts with a tensioning rail (6). The design of the tensioning system (8) provides that in the operating state hydraulic fluid is fed to the traction means (2) and/or the tensioning rail (6) via a transverse groove (18) which is located in the region of an attachment screw (15) and has an end-side spray nozzle (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventor: Reinhard Koch
  • Patent number: 8191687
    Abstract: The instant invention describes a zipper lubricating applicator device for dispensing a lubricant to one or more components of a zipper. The applicator device is designed to fit various lubricant reservoirs and is capable of dispensing lubricant in the form of liquids, gels, or aerosols. The zipper lubricating applicator device contains a lubricant receiving cavity constructed and arranged to receive a lubricant reservoir. A lubricant dispensed from the lubricant reservoir is received by the lubricant receiving cavity and is directed to at least one inner lumen. The inner lumen provides a pathway for dispersal of a lubricant from the lubricant reservoir receiving cavity to a zipper receiving channel. The lubricant is dispersed at a controlled rate and to a desired portion of a zipper through the zipper receiving channel. The zipper receiving channel is constructed and arranged to provide dispensing of the lubricant to a portion of the zipper as the applicator device slidably moves upon the zipper track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Lary Research & Development, LLC
    Inventors: Banning Gray Lary, Todd P. Lary
  • Patent number: 8181747
    Abstract: A bicycle sprocket chain cleaning and lubrication apparatus allows a sprocket chain (3) to be cleaned while still mounted on the bicycle. The apparatus includes a includes a housing (10) for enclosing the sprocket chain on all sides consisting of mutually connectable upper half-shell (11) and lower half-shell (12) portions and a securement assembly which includes a mounting plate adapted to attach to a rear wheel quick disconnect of the bicycle. The housing is suspended from the sprocket chain and provides a funnel shaped solvent hopper (17), a hose connection (21) to a compressed air supply, and an air knife (23) adapted to direct high velocity air to impinge upon and thereby dry the sprocket chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Crestron Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: George Feldstein
  • Publication number: 20120073907
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to conveyor lubricant compositions including an emulsion. The present disclosure also relates to methods of employing such lubricant compositions. In an embodiment, the methods include applying the present lubricant composition to a conveyor with a non-energized nozzle. In an embodiment, the methods include applying the present lubricant composition in a “semi-dry” mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Stefan Seemeyer, Stephan Scharrenbach, Eric Daniel Morrison, Jason Gregory Lang, Jeffery S. Hutchison, Kellen Wesley Chamblee, Chad Aaron Thompson
  • Patent number: 8119578
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method of lubricating a conveyor system comprising i) diluting a conveyor lubricant concentrate with water to obtain an aqueous conveyor lubricant with the concentration c, ii) irradiating an aqueous conveyor lubricant with light, iii) determining the concentration c of the aqueous conveyor lubricant by measuring the absorption of the light by the aqueous conveyor lubricant with an absorption detector and iv) applying the aqueous conveyor lubricant to the conveyor system. The present invention further relates to a conveyor lubrication system including a measuring device with a light source and with an absorption detector for measuring the absorption of light by an aqueous conveyor lubricant within a conveyor lubrication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Diversey, Inc.
    Inventors: Holger Theyssen, Stefan Grober
  • Publication number: 20110250999
    Abstract: An application device and a method of use for the lubrication of a chain drive, more preferably for motorcycle chain drives or the like, includes a rail device. The rail device having a longitudinal side that can be brought to bear against a chain of the chain drive. The rail device includes a contact region formed of a consumable solid lubricant that can be applied to the chain and that can be brought in contact with the chain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2010
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Inventors: Michael Nägele, Werner Koch, Mohammad Karimi Tabatabai, Guntram Fleischhauer, Jan Tabellion
  • Publication number: 20110203874
    Abstract: Disclosed is a chain lubricating apparatus comprising a sprocket and a lubricant delivery means wherein, in use, the sprocket is free to rotate about an axis and comprises teeth that engage with the chain. The lubricant delivery means is configured such that lubricant is delivered to a specific part of the chain when the sprocket is in a particular angular configuration with respect to the axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Applicant: BKC PRODUCTS LIMITED
    Inventor: David Chippendale
  • Patent number: 7992685
    Abstract: A cable is installed in a duct by means of blowing (and, optionally, synergetic pushing) and lubricating the cable during field installation. Lubricating the cable is done after the cable exits from the cable blowing equipment and hence takes place in a pressurized airflow passage. Lubricant supplied from an external reservoir drains into a pressurized lubricator space through which the cable moves. Foam-plugs seal the entrance and the exit of the lubricator space. The cable is wetted by the lubricant as it moves through the lubricator space, and excess lubricant is wiped by the foam plug, leaving only a thin film of lubricant on the cable as it moves out of the lubricator. In one embodiment, the lubricator is fitted with a single wiping member in the form of an annular plug of open cell foam material, and the cable passes through laterally opposite sections of the annular plug. The lubricator housing is formed in mating sections, and the internal lubricator is also formed in mating sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Draka Comteq B.V.
    Inventors: Willem Griffioen, Cornelis van't Hul, Willem Greven, Patrick Menno Versteeg, Maja Keijzer
  • Patent number: 7886876
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for on-board lubrication of a paint pumping piston including a reservoir for lubricant and a lubricant dispensing mechanism for delivering a predetermined repeatable amount of lubricant upon manual actuation of the lubricant dispensing mechanism. In one embodiment, a section of tubing acts as the reservoir, and in another embodiment, the reservoir is formed by a transparent or translucent chamber located adjacent an aperture in a pump housing to enable visual inspection of the level of lubricant in the reservoir. A lubricant delivery piston is actuated by an extension thereof projecting through an aperture in the housing, and a lubricant discharge nozzle is located adjacent the paint pumping piston proximate a bushing supporting the paint pumping piston. A breather valve prevents a vacuum in the reservoir as the lubricant is dispensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Wagner Spray Tech Corporation
    Inventors: Scott R. Carpenter, Robert D. Cooper, Jr., Stephen K. Liedtke
  • Patent number: 7882819
    Abstract: A tensioner for applying tension to a balancer drive chain is mounted in a balancer housing which accommodates balancer shafts. Oil is supplied from a reservoir chamber to the tensioner. An oil jet member for lubricating the balancer drive chain is mounted at a position downstream in an oil flow direction from the reservoir chamber. Therefore, while enabling foreign matter contained in the oil to be discharged from the oil jet member without being accumulated within the tensioner, a predetermined pressure can be maintained in the reservoir chamber by a resistance to the flow of oil passing through the oil jet member. Also, a constriction is provided between the reservoir chamber and the oil jet member. Therefore, it is difficult for the oil to flow out of the reservoir chamber even after stoppage of an engine, thereby supplying the oil to the tensioner upon the next start of the engine without delay. Thus, it is possible to prevent the foreign matter from entering the tensioner for the balancer drive chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshiaki Koyama
  • Publication number: 20100300811
    Abstract: A lubricant applicator includes a plurality of applicator bodies fixed to a common manifold. A nozzle from the manifold into the applicator body directs lubricant to a reservoir which allows the lubricant to drip onto the moving conveyor. A spreader bar is used to ensure that the entire cross section of the conveyor run is coated with the lubricant. The amount of lubricant injected into the reservoir is adjusted by selecting a nozzle with an appropriately sized orifice. Thus, a separate applicator can be used for each chain of a multi-chain conveyor and the amount of lubricant for each chain can be precisely controlled using a single manifold controlled by a single solenoid valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Applicant: DIVERSEY, INC.
    Inventor: Christopher Brink
  • Publication number: 20100276229
    Abstract: A lubricant and method for cleaning a drive chain of an apparatus, such as a bicycle or motorcycle. The lubricant of the present invention comprises a water miscible lubricating material, that will tend to stay on the chain during dry, and typical wet condition encountered on a bicycle, yet enable the removal with a direct blast from a solvent. The method for cleaning the drive chain comprises providing the solvent, such as any polar liquid, such as water. A continuous supply of clean solvent may be available from a source, such as a common garden hose or bottle. Forceful spraying onto the first surface in the direction of the arrows removes lubricant that is contaminated with dirt and/or sand from the first surface of the chain to form a layer of solvent and contaminated lubricant on the ground upon which the apparatus is supported or rides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Inventor: Steven J. Winckler
  • Patent number: 7789203
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lubricating device, particularly for use in an apparatus which is used to lubricate mobile lubrication points e.g. on a rotating belt or chain belt. A lubricant discharge body of a lubricating head, which when lubricant is conveyed by a feed pump into a dosing chamber which is separated from the lubricant discharge channel, is placed in a front standby position and, counter to the effect of a restoring force, is moved into a locking and lubricant release position wherein the link between the pump and the dosing chamber is blocked by a reversing piston and the dosing chamber is fluidically connected to the lubricant discharge channel and a predefined volume of lubricant can be pumped out of the dosing chamber into the lubricant discharge channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Lincoln GmbH
    Inventors: Zdravko Paluncic, Karl Rodemer
  • Publication number: 20100163345
    Abstract: The instant invention describes a zipper lubricating applicator device for dispensing a lubricant to one or more components of a zipper. The applicator device is designed to fit various lubricant reservoirs and is capable of dispensing lubricant in the form of liquids, gels, or aerosols. The zipper lubricating applicator device contains a lubricant receiving cavity constructed and arranged to receive a lubricant reservoir. A lubricant dispensed from the lubricant reservoir is received by the lubricant receiving cavity and is directed to at least one inner lumen. The inner lumen provides a pathway for dispersal of a lubricant from the lubricant reservoir receiving cavity to a zipper receiving channel. The lubricant is dispersed at a controlled rate and to a desired portion of a zipper through the zipper receiving channel. The zipper receiving channel is constructed and arranged to provide dispensing of the lubricant to a portion of the zipper as the applicator device slidably moves upon the zipper track.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Inventors: Banning Gray Lary, Todd P. Lary
  • Publication number: 20100147628
    Abstract: The system includes a grease pump assembly connected to a conduit having a grease outlet adjacent an endless chain of the chainsaw. The method includes pushing the grease toward the grease pump, pumping the grease, and feeding the grease between the endless chain and the guide bar. The pumping of the grease can be done automatically upon detecting an activation of the chain saw.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2007
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Applicant: S.T.L. LUBRIFIANTS INC.
    Inventors: Robert Soucy, Ghyslain Boulianne