Including Means To Swing Boom Vertically Patents (Class 212/237)
  • Patent number: 9745081
    Abstract: A mobile fixture configured to move a structure in a manufacturing environment may include a motorized base configured to move on a surface and a support system connected to the motorized base, the support system being configured to support the structure, the support system being configured to position the structure along at least one of an X-axis, a Y-axis, and a Z-axis, the support system being configured to position the structure about the Z-axis, and the support system being configured to provide free rotation of the structure about at least one of the X-axis and the Y-axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Steven Best, Eric Reid, James N. Buttrick, Daniel M. McDonagh, Matthew DesJardien
  • Publication number: 20120305513
    Abstract: A crane comprising a diesel-electric drive, the three-phase generator of which supplies an AC voltage circuit, further comprising a DC voltage circuit connected to the AC voltage circuit, electric motors which drive at least one rotating mechanism, a lifting mechanism and a luffing mechanism of the crane, at least one brake resistor, and a short-term energy store, which is connected to the AC voltage circuit or to the DC voltage circuit for the intermediate storage of excess energy. At least one of the electric motors is connected to the AC voltage circuit and at least one is connected to the DC voltage circuit, and the AC voltage circuit is connected to the DC voltage circuit via a rectifier such that an energy exchange is possible between the AC voltage circuit and the DC voltage circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2011
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: Gottwald Port Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Jörg Müller, Johannes Reiss
  • Publication number: 20100276385
    Abstract: A lift crane includes a carbody; ground engaging members elevating the carbody off the ground; a rotating bed rotatably connected to the carbody; a boom pivotally mounted at a first end to the rotating bed with a load hoist line extending adjacent a second end of the boom; a boom hoist mechanism that can be used to change the angle of the boom relative to the rotating bed during crane operation; and a boom raising assist structure connected to the boom. The boom raising assist structure preferably includes at least one ground engaging member in contact with the ground; and a boom elevating member extending between the assist structure ground engaging member and the boom. The boom elevating member supports at least a part of the weight of the boom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2010
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Inventors: David J. Pech, Joseph R. Rucinski
  • Patent number: 7762412
    Abstract: A mobile lift crane includes a carbody having moveable ground engaging members; a rotating bed rotatably connected to the carbody such that the rotating bed can swing with respect to the ground engaging members; a boom pivotally mounted on a front portion of the rotating bed and a mast mounted at its first end on the rotating bed and having a second end; and at least one hydraulic cylinder pivotally connected at a first end to the rotating bed. The hydraulic cylinder is positioned and configured so as to be able to raise the second end of the mast from the mast being in a near horizontal position to a position where the mast is used during crane pick, move and set operations. In a preferred embodiment, at least one arm is pivotally connected at a first end to the rotating bed and at a second end to the hydraulic cylinder. The arm and cylinder are connected together such that extension and retraction of a piston within the hydraulic cylinder causes the second end of the arm to raise and lower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: Manitowoc Crane Companies, LLC
    Inventor: Kenneth J. Porubcansky
  • Publication number: 20100084358
    Abstract: The invention relates to a jib boom rotating tower crane, wherein the counterweight/pinnacle system is divided into three trellises, a rotating frame trellis, a counterweight trellis, and a pinnacle trellis, wherein the counterweight trellis has a common side with each of the pinnacle trellis and the rotating frame trellis. The pinnacle trellis preferably comprises a beam to which a pulley block with a reeved lull cable can be attached.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2008
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Inventors: Thomas Herse, Ulrich Dörzbach
  • Patent number: 6042330
    Abstract: An electrically actuated lifting and transferring apparatus for assisting in the mobility of disabled persons. The electrically actuated lifting and transferring apparatus has a mounting bracket, wherein the mounting bracket has a first support means; an offset bracket, wherein the offset bracket is pivotally mounted to the first support means, and wherein the offset bracket has a second support means; a lift assembly, wherein the lift assembly is pivotally mounted to the second support means, wherein the lift assembly has a third support means, and wherein the lift assembly has an electrical actuator for vertically adjusting the height of the third support means relative to the second support means; a swing arm, wherein the swing arm is pivotally mounted to the third support means, and wherein the swing arm has a fourth support means; and a yoke for supporting a harness, wherein the yoke is pivotally mounted to the fourth support means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2000
    Inventor: Thomas F. Egan
  • Patent number: 5836462
    Abstract: Adjusting device for a hoisting crane including a work spindle, which is given an axial travel within a cylinder by a relative movement between a screw and a cooperating groove following a driving device. The work spindle has a free end, which is connected to a lifting arm of the hoisting crane through a connector or the like. In order to make it possible to move the work spindle axially without help of the driving device in the case of an emergency, the connector includes a connection which is stiff in the axial direction of the work spindle, and which includes two parts which are rotatable in relation to each other against a certain friction resistance around an axis, which is concentric to the work spindle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1998
    Inventor: Gunnar Liljedahl
  • Patent number: 4597498
    Abstract: A mobile maintenance stand for servicing and transporting ejection seats utilized in aircraft includes a mobile platform having disposed thereon upright arms adapted to encompass an ejection seat and rotatable to expose the various portions thereof for servicing and maintenance of the wiring, electronics, etc. disposed therein. The platform is rotatable 360 degrees in a horizontal plane with the upright arms rotatable 270 degrees in a vertical plane and is mounted on a lower portion provided with wheels disposed at the distal ends of outwardly extending arms. The arms may be extended to provide additional stability and removable screw jacks are attachable on the arms to provide a rigid stable platform. Additionally included on the rotating base platform is a removable telescoping crane assembly that may be attached to an ejection seat disposed in an aircraft for removing the seat therefrom and placing it in position to be retained by the pair of servicing arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1984
    Date of Patent: July 1, 1986
    Assignee: East/West Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Dominic J. Spinosa, Frank Knoll
  • Patent number: 4572383
    Abstract: A crane is comprised a foundation, a supporting pole elongating vertically from the foundation, an arm capable of rotatably moving on a plane parallel with the supporting pole, and a winding drum mounted at the tip end portion of the arm, the arm consisting of two arms elongating in parallel with each other, the drum being mounted between two arms. The crane is installed on the rooftop of a building or the like and capable of effectively pulling up an object from a narrow road onto a narrow rooftop and setting it up on a rooftop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 25, 1986
    Inventor: Kei Mori
  • Patent number: 4529094
    Abstract: The inner end of a tower crane boom is connected to the top of its tower by two lugs fixed on the tower, each having an upwardly opening slot, and two trunnions fixed on the inner end portion of the boom, one for each lug, each rotatably seatable in the rounded bottom of the slot in its lug. The slot bottom in one lug defines a first fixed axis, midway between the front and rear sides of the tower, about which the boom swings in its range of working positions; that in the other lug defines a second fixed axis, near the front side of the tower, about which the boom swings to and from an inoperative position wherein it extends along the front side of the tower. The distance between the trunnion axes equals the distance between the fixed axes. Links confine the boom against moving to a position in which neither trunnion is seated in the slot in its lug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1983
    Date of Patent: July 16, 1985
    Assignee: Harnischfeger Corporation
    Inventor: Charles L. Wadsworth