Transverse Slide Patents (Class 238/331)
  • Patent number: 8876015
    Abstract: A hook bolt for fastening rails to hollow sleepers, in particular steel sleepers, including an engagement element made of cast metal, which has a hook-shaped insertion section and a contact section, which has a receiving space for receiving a threaded element, wherein the threaded element has a threaded bolt and a receiving shoe and the receiving shoe is dimensioned in such a way that the receiving shoe can be inserted into the receiving space of the contact section in a form-fit manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Vossloh Werke GmbH
    Inventors: Eugen Gart, Sebastian Schafer
  • Patent number: 8480008
    Abstract: An apparatus for supporting a switch controller to a rail tie utilizing a frame. The frame extends along the rail tie and includes a platform which is spaced from one rail and cantilevered relative to the tie. A mount positions the switch controller to the platform and a clamp connects the frame relative to the rail tie to permit the proper positioning of the platform relative to the one rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Inventor: Jim Arnold
  • Publication number: 20110204155
    Abstract: A rail brace assembly is adapted to buttress the head of a stock rail selected from one of two different stock rail groups mounted on the top surface of a brace plate. The assembly includes a stop block assembly also is affixed to the brace plate top surface. A rail brace moveable between a first brace position in which it buttresses the head of a rail from a first stock rail group and a second brace position in which it buttresses the head of a rail from a second stock rail group, has a pair of spaced side walls, a upwardly facing top surface, first rail group head and base fishing surface contact areas, second rail group head and base fishing surface contact areas, a first rail group brace plate contact surface and a second rail group brace plate contact surface. An elastic fastener cooperates with a clip housing to clamp the rail brace against the stock rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Inventors: James A. Remington, Karl E. Axthelm, Phillip R. Merrifield
  • Publication number: 20080257972
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an angular guide plate (4) and to a system for fastening rails for rail vehicles, which angular guide plate (4) and system are equipped with a supporting surface (13) via which the angular guide plate (4) is positioned on a solid foundation in its assembly position, in particular in a system in which a spring element (6) for applying the required holding force to the rail (2) is supported on the angular guide plate (4) in the assembly position. The angular guide plate (4) according to the invention allows the abrasive wear of angular guide plate (4) or foundation (3) that occurs in the prior art to be minimised. This is achieved in that the supporting surface (13) is overlaid at least in certain sections with a resilient layer (5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2004
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Inventors: Dirk Vorderbruck, Winfried Bosterling
  • Patent number: 5865370
    Abstract: A rail fastening system for fastening a rail to a rail support includes a frame member supported by the rail support and including an upper bracing portion positioned above the rail support to define therebetween a space. A stationary insulator member is positioned at a fixed location on the rail support. A plate-shaped spring blade has a first end resting on the stationary insulator member and an opposite second end supported by a movable insulator member. A wedge member is connected to the spring blade and is operable to be inserted into the space, thereby inserting the spring blade into the space with the first end of the spring blade being supported and sliding on the stationary insulator member and with the second end of the spring blade being supported on and moving the movable insulator member in the insertion direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1999
    Assignee: Sonneville International Corporation
    Inventors: Roger P. Sonneville, Bernard Sonneville, Anderson Thomas Bray, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5344072
    Abstract: An adjustable rail anchorage arrangement comprises: a support surface (24) for supporting a rail (26). A platform base (4) is fast with this support surface and a boss (9) is upstanding from the platform base. A passageway in the boss captively receives a threaded bolt and nut assembly (1/2/23) having a shaft (2). A rail clip (15) has a hole (17) that encompasses the boss and the shaft and there is a cam (18) having a hole (20) whereby the cam is fitted over the boss and the shaft. A cam surface of the cam engages the rail clip whereby rotation of the cam causes lateral movement of the rail clip, whereafter the cam can be clamped in position by the bolt and nut assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 6, 1994
    Inventor: Godfrey M. O. Molyneux
  • Patent number: 5221044
    Abstract: There is disclosed a rail fastening system for wood or concrete ties having provisions for rail gage adjustment and including a pair of shoulders removably secured to a railway tie plate or a shoulder retaining in a concrete tie with provisions for lateral adjustment of the rails by the placing of a series of spacers between the flange base of the rail and the shoulders, with the dimensions of the spacers selected to provide constant deflection of the rail clips, if used, regardless of the adjusted position of the rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1993
    Inventor: Sergei G. Guins
  • Patent number: 5158414
    Abstract: A rail attachment device which allows for longitudinal displacement of a rail. The rail attachment device includes a first element fixedly supported to a ribbed plate and having a vertical arm extending essentially parallel to the longitudinal direction of the rail. The rail attachment device also includes a second element which is connected to the web of the stock rail. Connecting elements connect the first element to the second element so as to allow for longitudinal shifting of the stock rail and second element with respect to the first element fixed to the ribbed plate. In one embodiment, the second element includes a web-plate fixed to the web of the stock rail by a bolt and a plate-like element connected to the web-plate and having longitudinally extending slots. The connecting elements pass through holes formed in the vertical arm and through the elongated slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1992
    Assignee: BWG Butzbacher Weichenbau GmbH
    Inventors: Alfred Kais, Erich Nuding, Sebastian Benenowski
  • Patent number: 5022584
    Abstract: A rail fastener for fastening rails to a support structure, particularly adapted for use in switches, crossovers, frogs and the like where a track plate must support a pair of closely spaced or nonparallel rails. The rail fastening includes a rigid track plate to which the rail is adjacent and two fastener pads laterally spaced on the track plate and disposed between the track plate and the support structure. Each fastener pad has a rigid member and a resilient member bonded together and two pins to join the elastomeric member to the track plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1991
    Assignee: Lord Corporation
    Inventor: James W. Sherrick
  • Patent number: 4988040
    Abstract: This invention relates to a device for securing a rail to a railroad tie, and wherein a base plate is provided with guide ribs for abutting the rail foot. The base plate is secured to the tie and the guide ribs provide anchorage openings wherein anchors may be introduced into the anchorage openings for clamping the rail foot to the base plate. A resilient rail attachment with no threaded connections is obtained by the provision of extension arms integrally formed with the anchors and projecting beyond the rail foot. The anchors are disposed on both sides of the rail and resilient clamping elements are positioned in the longitudinal direction of the rail into channels formed between the rail foot and the extension arms. The clamping elements are subjected to deformation and supported under tension between the rail foot and the extension arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 29, 1991
    Assignee: Schwihag Gesellschaft fur Eisenbahnoberbau GmbH
    Inventor: Siegfried Keusch
  • Patent number: 4981264
    Abstract: In a device for fixing stock rails (1) in railway switches, including a base plate (2) for the stock rail (1) and a sliding chair (3) for the switch tongue mounted on the base plate and comprising an elongated spring element (6) for pressing down the rail foot and preferably having the shape of a plate, the spring element (6) can be introduced, preferably without tension, into a tunnel-shaped recess (5) provided in the sliding chair (3) and extending in a direction approximately normal to the stock rail. The upper edge of the tongue-shaped recess (5) within the sliding chair (3) extends, with the formation of a kink (13), in direction towards the rail foot steeper in upward direction that in an area (11) extending more flatly in front of the kink (13). A separate wedge (10) can, for the purpose of guying the spring element (6) against the rail foot, be driven in within the area (11) of flatter extension of the upper edge at a distance from the kink (13) of the upper edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 1, 1991
    Assignee: Voest-Alpine Maschinenbau Gesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventors: Hermann Orasche, Johann Rieger
  • Patent number: 4967954
    Abstract: An adjustable rail seating and fastening device that maintains and adjusts gauge of a rail and secures a rail to a rail support or tie plate, positively engages the rail support at both ends of the device, and provides a biasing element to maintain the engagement between the device, the rail support and the rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 6, 1990
    Assignee: American Track Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Hans von Lange
  • Patent number: 4946099
    Abstract: A concrete sleeper has an elongate metal insert having a T-slot containing a T-head of a retaining block which bears against a rail foot to retain rail gauge. The retaining block can be rotated by and slid along the T-slot to abut an edge of the foot of a rail, the T-slot being sufficiently long to allow adjustment of the rail on the sleeper. After rail position has been determined, the block location can be fixed by inserting grout into the T-slot. Alternatively, the T-slot can have abutment lugs which determine the block position, and thereby the rail position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 7, 1990
    Assignee: Amatek Limited
    Inventor: Robert L. Bratchell
  • Patent number: 4889282
    Abstract: The present application describes a rail clip assembly, particularly but not exclusively for securing a crane rail to a flanged girder. The assembly comprises a first part adapted to be attached to the rail support surface adjacent the rail, a second part overlying the first part and having a lateral surface for abutment with a lateral face of the rail, and a bolt for fixing the second part to the first part independently of attachment of the first part to the rail support surface. The parts have aligned apertures through which the bolt extends, one of the apertures being elongate to enable the second part to assume different positions relative to the first part. The elongate aperture extends in a direction inclined at an acute angle to the longitudinal direction of the rail. The first and second parts have cooperating laterally directed surfaces which are abutted in all relative positions of the parts for transmitting to the first part laterally directed forces applied to the second part by the rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 26, 1989
    Assignee: GH International Ltd.
    Inventor: Ian M. Marchant
  • Patent number: 4832261
    Abstract: A compact, low profile, boltless, two piece railway rail fastening assembly for secring a railway to a conventional tie plate having spike holes enabling the tie plate to be affixed to a wooden cross tie. The assembly includes a drive-on, generally platelike, rail engaging, resilient, metal fastening clip coacting with a shoulder having a pair of anchor legs adapted for insertion through a pair of spike holes proximate the rail base flange so as to anchor the shoulder to the tie plate. The shoulder and rail clip cooperate to provide a positive interlocking relation which retains the clip against the rail base flange and secures the rail against movement under load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 23, 1989
    Assignee: Chemetron-Railway Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Graham M. Fee
  • Patent number: 4802624
    Abstract: The present application describes a rail clip assembly, particularly but not exclusively for securing a crane rail to a flanged girder. The rail clip assembly comprises a body member (1) which has a base portion (2) for connection a rail support surface (3) and a lip portion (4) which can, in use, overlie an edge of a rail (5). The body member has a first surface (6) which, in use, extends parallel to the rail and abuts a lateral face of the rail, a second surface (8) facing away from the first surface and an elongate slot (9) for receiving a connector for connecting the body member to the rail support surface. The slot (9) extends in a direction which is generally inclined with respect to the first surface (6). The assembly further comprises a pivoting member (13) which pivots about a point which is located on the body member, the pivoting member including an aperture (14) for registration with the slot (9) and for receiving the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1987
    Date of Patent: February 7, 1989
    Assignee: GH International Ltd.
    Inventor: Ian M. Marchant
  • Patent number: 4632308
    Abstract: A rail fastener assembly includes a rail seat laterally shiftable incrementally to properly position a supported rail. Anchoring of the seat to an underlying foundation is achieved by a clamp ring surrounding the periphery of the seat and including a plurality of fastener-receiving openings having their centers variably spaced from the seat. Rotation of the clamp ring presents at least two fastener-receiving openings in overlying registry with hold-down elements in the foundation to enable the application of fasteners through the clamp ring to secure the seat to the foundation. A pair of symmetrical spring clips engage shoulders on the seat and include a medial hold-down portion biased against the rail flanges and fixed, distal shoulder engaging portions overlying each rail flange but normally spaced thereabove to limit deflection of the clips during vertical movement of the rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 30, 1986
    Assignee: Portec, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard L. Fischer
  • Patent number: 4193544
    Abstract: A rail clip assembly for securing for example a crane rail to a girder, comprises a first part to be securely attached, e.g. by welding or bolting, to the planar surface of the girder adjacent the rail, and a second part to be fixed to the first part independently of attachment of the first part to the girder. The second part has a lateral surface for abutment with a lateral face of the rail and the parts have laterally directed cooperating surfaces by which forces applied by the rail to the clip assembly are transmitted via the second part to the first part of the clip assembly. The cooperating surfaces are inclined to the direction of extent of the rail and the second part has an elongate aperture for receiving the fixing means which is elongate in the same direction to permit relative adjustment movement between the parts while maintaining the cooperating surfaces in contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1978
    Date of Patent: March 18, 1980
    Assignee: Kins Developments Limited
    Inventors: Ian M. Marchant, Warwick S. Faville