Scraper Blade Patents (Class 37/266)
  • Patent number: 10240309
    Abstract: A plow edge having improved durability and performance is provided which can comprise an elastomeric material, for example, a styrene elastomeric material. The present disclosure provides a plow blade edge system for mounting to a mold board of a plow comprising an adapter blade, at least two elastomeric blade segments wherein each segment is selectively reversible to present first and second edges; a clamp bar wherein the clamp bar is mounted to the adapter blade with the at least two elastomeric blade segments secured therebetween; and, each of the at least two elastomeric blade segments secured selectively in a first orientation or a second orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Winter Equipment Company
    Inventors: Kent Winter, William A. Sulesky
  • Patent number: 10151073
    Abstract: A snow removal device features a pushing element and handle. The pushing element has a main portion defining an upright plane with opposing front and rear surfaces and a bottom edge along the front surface. Laterally opposing end portions of the pushing element extend forwardly from the upright plane and have bottom edges. The bottom edges of the end portions adjacent the front surface are acute relative thereto so that the main portion is pivotal about its bottom edge from a normal working orientation in which the upright plane is substantially perpendicular to a flat surface along which the pushing element slides to a forward inclined orientation which is pivotally further forward of the normal working orientation without lifting the bottom edge of the main portion. The device further features a scraping flange extending rearwardly and downwardly from the rear surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventor: David Lorne Stoddart
  • Patent number: 10024034
    Abstract: Methods and systems for detecting heavy machine wear. One system includes a heavy machine tooth of an industrial machine having a working end and a mounting end opposite the working end. The system also includes a wear indicator included in the tooth. The wear indicator includes a conductive tip, a conductive outer body extending along at least a length of the tooth, a conductive inner core positioned within the outer body, and insulating material positioned between the outer body and the inner core. The conductive tip is positioned between the working end of the tooth and the outer body and electrically couples the outer body and the inner core to form an electric circuit. The system also includes a transmitter included in the tooth. The transmitter transmits a state of the electric circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Joy Global Surface Mining Inc
    Inventors: Richard Nicoson, James R. Popp, Daniel Schlegel, Keith Pomerenke
  • Patent number: 9428874
    Abstract: A plow edge having improved durability and performance is provided which can comprise an elastomeric material, for example, a styrene elastomeric material. The present disclosure provides a plow blade edge system for mounting to a mold board of a plow comprising an adapter blade, at least two elastomeric blade segments wherein each segment is selectively reversible to present first and second edges; a clamp bar wherein the clamp bar is mounted to the adapter blade with the at least two elastomeric blade segments secured therebetween; and, each of the at least two elastomeric blade segments secured selectively in a first orientation or a second orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Winter Equipment Company
    Inventors: Kent Winter, William A. Sulesky
  • Patent number: 8984778
    Abstract: The present application discloses a plow blade that may be mounted to a plow moldboard. In one exemplary embodiment, the plow blade comprises one or more blade segments, an elastomeric portion that at least partially surrounds the one or more blade segments and permits the one or more blade segments to move relative to the moldboard, and one or more bushings disposed in the elastomeric portion for attaching the plow blade to the moldboard. The one or more blade segments are generally shaped and positioned within the elastomeric portion such that a portion of each blade segment is disposed between at least one bushing and a top edge of the plow blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Ironhawk Industrial Distribution LLC
    Inventors: Eric Fox, Ron Abramczyk
  • Publication number: 20150040441
    Abstract: A snow plow apparatus comprises a snow plow main blade, end blade sections telescopingly mounted to ends of the main blade for sliding extension and retraction, and mechanical fasteners fixing a selected telescoped position of the end blade sections on the main blade. The main blade has a vertical cross section with linear portions connected by a formed channel-shaped center portion that gives the blade greater bending strength, and includes flanged upper and lower edges. The end blade sections match the main blade's vertical cross section, and include top and bottom flanges that slidably engage the upper and lower edges. Mechanical fasteners engage aligned holes in the flanges to fix a selected extended position of the blade end sections. End plates attached to the blade end sections retain snow on the face of the main blade during use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: James N. Nammensma
  • Publication number: 20140373398
    Abstract: A plow edge having improved durability and performance is provided which can comprise an elastomeric material, for example, a styrene elastomeric material. The present disclosure provides a plow blade edge system for mounting to a mold board of a plow comprising an adapter blade, at least two elastomeric blade segments wherein each segment is selectively reversible to present first and second edges; a clamp bar wherein the clamp bar is mounted to the adapter blade with the at least two elastomeric blade segments secured therebetween; and, each of the at least two elastomeric blade segments secured selectively in a first orientation or a second orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: WINTER EQUIPMENT COMPANY
    Inventors: Kent Winter, William A. Sulesky
  • Patent number: 8875419
    Abstract: A snow plow for attachment to a vehicle, the snow plow including a mounting apparatus having at least one mounting upright. The snow plow further including a plow blade including a retention apparatus constructed and arranged to slidingly and disengageably secure the plow blade to the mounting upright(s) when the plow blade is in a working orientation. The plow blade includes a limiting apparatus that limits upward movement of the retention apparatus. Preferably, the limiting apparatus includes a retention pin that can be secured within one of a plurality of vertically spaced apertures in the mounting upright(s) such that vertical positioning of the retention pin is adjustable. The snow plow further preferably includes a hoist or lifting upright having a lifting assembly, wherein the lifting assembly can raise the plow blade off of the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Agri-Cover, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles M. Schmeichel
  • Patent number: 8844173
    Abstract: A plow edge having improved durability and performance is provided which can comprise an elastomeric material, for example, a styrene elastomeric material. The present disclosure provides a plow blade edge system for mounting to a mold board of a plow comprising an adapter blade, at least two elastomeric blade segments wherein each segment is selectively reversible to present first and second edges; a clamp bar wherein the clamp bar is mounted to the adapter blade with the at least two elastomeric blade segments secured therebetween; and, each of the at least two elastomeric blade segments secured selectively in a first position or a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Shurtech Brands, LLC
    Inventors: Kent Winter, Phil Prucey
  • Publication number: 20140283419
    Abstract: The SnowSqueeg is a tool used to simplify removing snow for residential and commercial use. It makes the process much faster and can be used on many different surfaces due to its RUBBER STRIP AND RAISED BACKING. Its design eliminates the tool from getting caught up on cracks and can be used on many surfaces. It relieves the strain and pressure on your back that you often get from lifting with conventional snow shovels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventor: Brett Curtis Storm
  • Publication number: 20140283417
    Abstract: An apparatus for remotely performing an operation on a roof including a frame assembly configured to be positioned on the roof, a pivot assembly configured to couple to an external anchor point such that the frame assembly is positioned between the pivot assembly and an operating position, and a flexible control line including a first segment having a first end coupled to the frame assembly and extending in substantially a first direction to a second end disposed at the operating position, and a second segment having a first end coupled to the frame assembly and extending in a second direction substantially opposite the first direction through the pivot assembly, which redirects the second segment to the first direction, to a second end at the operating position, wherein pulling the second ends of the first and second segments controls movement of the frame assembly on the roof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2013
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventor: Michael John Annen
  • Publication number: 20140259805
    Abstract: The present application discloses a plow blade that may be mounted to a plow moldboard. In one exemplary embodiment, the plow blade comprises one or more blade segments, an elastomeric portion that at least partially surrounds the one or more blade segments and permits the one or more blade segments to move relative to the moldboard, and one or more bushings disposed in the elastomeric portion for attaching the plow blade to the moldboard. The one or more blade segments are generally shaped and positioned within the elastomeric portion such that a portion of each blade segment is disposed between at least one bushing and a top edge of the plow blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: IRONHAWK INDUSTRIAL DISTRIBUTION LLC
    Inventors: Eric Fox, Ron Abramczyk
  • Publication number: 20140215864
    Abstract: A telescoping pole and blade to form a snow rake. The pole has a plurality of segments selectively axially movable relative to one another. The pole segments are keyed to one another to prevent relative rotation between adjacent pole segments. A lock device is associated with adjacent pairs of pole segments to selectively fix the relative axial positions of the pairs of pole segments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Suncast Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Gary M. Fischer, JR., Michael R. Vogler
  • Patent number: 8793906
    Abstract: A snowplow assembly may include a vehicle attachment component, a blade support component and a snowplow blade that are each formed in a rotational molding process. These components may be manually assembled and manually attached to the vehicle. The snowplow blade may be manually positioned adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Meyer Products LLC
    Inventors: Martin Warchola, James A. Kost
  • Publication number: 20140208621
    Abstract: One or more techniques and/or systems are disclosed for a device for facilitation of removal of snow and/or ice from a target surface. The device can comprise a cutting edge configured to be selectively engaged with a snow plow bottom. The cutting edge can comprise a front surface, rear surface, and a bottom surface. The front surface can be configured at a desired front angle to vertical, comprising an acute angle with respect to the bottom surface. The rear surface may comprise a rear extension rearwardly projecting from the front surface. The rear extension can comprise a rear face surface configured relatively perpendicular to a target surface, and to provide a back-drag surface for the cutting edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventor: Ronald J. Rich
  • Patent number: 8783376
    Abstract: A cutter for a dozing blade includes a middle, first, and second section, each defining a plurality of bolting holes for receiving bolts to mount the cutter in a service configuration upon a dozing blade. The first and second sections each define a greater face angle between digging and mounting faces which is about 20° or less, and the middle section defines a lesser face angle between digging and mounting faces. The cutter may be provided in a service package for installation in place of a used cutter in a dozing blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas M. Congdon, Nick W. Biggs, Kevin L. Martin
  • Patent number: 8782930
    Abstract: A clearing strip (1) for the clearing blade of a snowplow, which strip is provided at the top with a steel fastening neck for fastening to the clearing blade, wherein a curbstone deflector (2) is arranged at least on a lateral edge of the clearing strip (1), wherein the lateral edge of the clearing strip (1) can be inserted into a recess in the curbstone deflector (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Kueper GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Juergen Thomas
  • Patent number: 8763281
    Abstract: A plow substantially made from polymeric material is generally configured to be used with all-terrain vehicles (“ATV”) or other similar vehicles. The design and shape of the plow generally cause the snow to move toward the middle of the plow instead of being pushed out of the snow removal path or toward the sides of the plow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Soucy International Inc.
    Inventors: Alexandre Coulombe, Normand Roy, Marc-Andre Patry, Vincent Morin, Jeremie Aubin-Marchand, Erick Bienvenue, Patrick Hamel, Jean-Philippe Drouin, Nicolas Demers
  • Patent number: 8739437
    Abstract: By controlling the dimensions of a snowplow blade, improved snowplow performance may be achieved. In one embodiment, the snow that is being plowed moves both upward and outward from the mid-section of the snowplow blade toward and beyond each end of the snowplow blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Meyer Products, LLC
    Inventors: Jim Ropog, Marty Warchola
  • Publication number: 20140115933
    Abstract: A snow rake used to clear snow or ice from roofs, with air or steam assistance, respectively. A system comprising a rake head, at least one extension tube, a control handle, two pressurized supply lines, wherein the pressurized supply lines carry a fluid, and a fluid source. A rake head comprising a platform, a blade, at least one pressurized transport feed line, at least one nozzle, a tubular connecting column and a quick release connector. When used in air assistance mode, the snow rake lifts snow from the roof prior to clearing the snow with the blade. When used in steam assistance mode, the snow rake melts ice dams on the roof. The system can further comprise a yoke and additional extension tubes, wherein the yoke acts as a fulcrum for the system to facilitate ease of use in air or steam assistance modes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventor: William Andrew Faragher
  • Publication number: 20140115934
    Abstract: According to an aspect of some embodiments of the present invention there is provided a device for directing air flow to at least one engine component of a vehicle carrying a snowplow, the device comprising at least one air inlet; at least one conduit, the conduit in fluid communication with the at least one air inlet; and a connector having at least a first opening in fluid communication with the at least one conduit, the connector having a second opening adapted for fluid communication with the at least one engine component to allow air flow from the at least one air inlet to reach the at least one engine component, the at least one air inlet and the second opening being laterally displaced relative to each other along a short axis of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventor: George CLAVEY
  • Patent number: 8701313
    Abstract: An improved blade assembly for an excavating apparatus having a front wall with a raised concave center section with sloping side gussets on each side of the center section for directing excavated material from the center to the side of the blade is described. There are improvements to the side gussets to further assist in directing excavated material, improvements to the shape of the front wall of the blade to retain excavated material and improved mountings to the dozer to improve blade control and balance and discharging of excavated material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Spadeblade Pty Ltd
    Inventor: David John Hall
  • Patent number: 8640365
    Abstract: The invention relates to a clearing strip for the blade of a snowplow, the clearing strip having a steel fastening neck (1) and a rubber body (4) which is vulcanized onto the fastening neck (1) and is reinforced on its outer face by steel plates. The outer faces of the rubber body (4) are reinforced by means of large surface-area, rigid steel plates either on one side or on both sides. The steel plates fastened to the outer surface of the rubber body (4) are divided into separate steel segments (3) that are arranged adjacent each other and together form a uniform clearing edge close to the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Kueper GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Roland Kueper
  • Patent number: 8607481
    Abstract: An attachment for a plow blade and the like typically, used for removal of snow or in earth grading and moving. The attachment provides a contoured surface engagement element for the blade edge allowing it to ride over protruding surface obstacles without direct damaging engagement therewith. The attachment is selectively secured along the length of the blade edge by mounting brackets having quick release and mounted threaded frictional engagement elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Inventor: Alec Lukasko
  • Publication number: 20130312295
    Abstract: A wheelbarrow conversion kit is used to convert a wheelbarrow structure to a pull wagon or to accommodate a push blade. The handles of the wheelbarrow are removed and an adaptor is preferably inserted where the handles were removed. The pull wagon adaptor includes a pair of steerable wheels and handle for pulling of the wagon. Other embodiments provide additional functionality for use of the wagon in a gardening type application. The push blade assembly is removably attached to the frame of the wheelbarrow at a front edge thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventor: Giuliano CELLI
  • Publication number: 20130276335
    Abstract: The invention includes a snow plow blade made of a composite material. The invention also includes a snow plow system that incorporates a snow plow blade made of a composite material and that further includes a mounting area for a lift mechanism and threadable metal inserts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventor: David HANSEN
  • Publication number: 20130212912
    Abstract: A material pushing apparatus is disclosed that has a central blade, at least one removable side plate attached to the central blade and a segmented scraping edge flexibly attached to the central blade along the bottom longitudinal edge of the blade. A position sensor is attached between the blade and the scraping edge and produces a position signal that is displayed to indicate the relative position between the blade and edge in order to characterize the amount of downward pressure applied to the scraping edge. Other aspects and features of the disclosed apparatus include a tilt sensor and display, and an improved coupler having shock-absorbing features and a cam-type clamping arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: Pro-Tech Manufacturing and Distribution, Inc.
    Inventor: Pro-Tech Manufacturing and Distribution, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130185962
    Abstract: A finger plow includes an extension which may be extended or retracted to enable the finger plow to discharge snow and ice away from the wheels of the vehicle and to make a relatively wider snow cleared path while not unduly extending beyond the sidewalls of the wheels of the vehicle when not engaged in a plowing operation. The finger plow may be a one-way or reversible snow plow with one or two extensions. In the later case, the finger plow and one or more extension finger plows are rotatable relative to the chassis of the vehicle. Shear pins or a resilient mechanism may be provided to permit the finger plow to pivot rearwardly in the event that the finger plow extension encounters an obstacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: CIVES CORPORATION
    Inventors: William J. REEVES, Gerald N. Simpson, Leo P. Manion, Amiya Mishra
  • Publication number: 20130139414
    Abstract: The invention disclosed herein comprises a snow rake for use in removing snow from a roof. The snow rake comprises a handle, a plurality of scraper blades attached to the handle wherein the blades can pivot between a first and a second angle. The snow rake blades are further supported by a plurality of rotational guides rotationally attached to the handle. The snow rake may further include a weighted pole or rod attached to the handle portion of the device to offset the weight of the blades when extended some distance from the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Inventor: JERRALD HOGENSON
  • Publication number: 20130081309
    Abstract: A blade for removing snow from a road surface comprising a shield oriented to deflect the snow, a cutting edge carried on the bottom part of the shield and adjacent to a road surface when in use, and at least one fluid circuit comprising a nozzle for spreading a de-icing liquid, wherein at least the nozzle is carried by the shield or by the cutting edge to spread at least part of the de-icing liquid on the snow in an area in front of and/or beneath said cutting edge while said cutting edge compresses a layer of snow that remains on the road surface during its passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: Giletta S.p.A
    Inventor: Enzo Giletta
  • Publication number: 20130042506
    Abstract: A non-powered lift mechanism may be used with a vehicle, such as an ATV, having a support rack and a snowplow assembly including a blade that plows snow. The lift mechanism may include a frame that is mounted to the support rack; an input shaft pivotally mounted to the frame; a handle that is operatively attached to the input shaft; and, a cable having one end connected to the input shaft and a second end connected to the blade. The handle may be manually adjusted by the operator to pivot the input shaft to cause the cable to adjust the blade between: an operational/lowered position; and, a non-operational/raised position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Inventor: Marty Warchola
  • Publication number: 20120317846
    Abstract: Embodiments of an all-terrain vehicle for ski track setting, military applications, gardening, etc are described herein which include a rear section having a power train and a first set of drive wheels coupled to the power train so as to be driven thereby, a front section having a drive train and a second set of wheels coupled to the drive train so as to be driven thereby; and a universal coupler that attaches the front and rear sections together and that allows free controlled movement therebetween. The drive train of the front section is coupled to the power train so as to be driven thereby. The front section includes a passenger compartment having user controls therein. Tracks are mounted on both set of wheels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventor: Carl Audet
  • Publication number: 20120279094
    Abstract: A clearing strip (1) for the clearing blade of a snowplow, which strip is provided at the top with a steel fastening neck for fastening to the clearing blade, wherein a curbstone deflector (2) is arranged at least on a lateral edge of the clearing strip (1), wherein the lateral edge of the clearing strip (1) can be inserted into a recess in the curbstone deflector (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: KUEPER GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Juergen Thomas
  • Patent number: 8291624
    Abstract: An alternative blade assembly for an excavating apparatus comprising a front face, side walls, a centre forward edge portion, side forward edge portions on either side of the centre forward edge and end forward edges at each distal side of the side forward edges, wherein the end forward edges have bottom edges which are lower than the bottom edge of the centre forward edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Agrator Pty Ltd as trustee for Gessner Unit Trust
    Inventor: David John Hall
  • Publication number: 20120260537
    Abstract: A plow edge having improved durability and performance is provided which can comprise an elastomeric material, for example, a styrene elastomeric material. The present disclosure provides a plow blade edge system for mounting to a mold board of a plow comprising an adapter blade, at least two elastomeric blade segments wherein each segment is selectively reversible to present first and second edges; a clamp bar wherein the clamp bar is mounted to the adapter blade with the at least two elastomeric blade segments secured therebetween; and, each of the at least two elastomeric blade segments secured selectively in a first position or a second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventors: Kent Winter, Phil Prucey
  • Publication number: 20120222334
    Abstract: By controlling the dimensions of a snowplow blade, improved snowplow performance may be achieved. In one embodiment, the snow that is being plowed moves both upward and outward from the mid-section of the snowplow blade toward and beyond each end of the snowplow blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventors: Jim Ropog, Marty Warchola
  • Publication number: 20120186111
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a plow substantially made from polymeric material and that may be used with an all-terrain vehicle (“ATV”) or other similar vehicles. The design and shape of the plow generally cause the snow to move toward the middle of the plow instead of being pushed out of snow removal path or toward the sides of the plow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Inventors: Alexandre Coulombe, Normand Roy, Marc-Andre Patry, Vincent Morin, Jeremie Aubin-Marchand, Erick Bienvenue, Patrick Hamel, Jean-Philippe Drouin, Nicolas Demers
  • Publication number: 20120137548
    Abstract: A hand tool (or an add-on accessory for the hand tool) with a handle includes one or more retractable arms that, when unfolded and extended maintains the tool in an upright position while the tool is at rest; and an attachment coupling the one or more retractable arms to the handle, the one or more arms rotatably engaged to attachment and the handle and when unfolded the one or more arm maintains the handle in an upright position off the ground to make the tool visible to an operator, wherein the one or more arms are retracted and secured into a closed position against the handle when the operator desires to resume work.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventor: Kim S. Kimball
  • Patent number: 8191287
    Abstract: A plow edge having improved durability and performance is provided which can comprise an elastomeric material, for example, a styrene elastomeric material. The present disclosure provides a plow blade edge system for mounting to a mold board of a plow comprising an adapter blade including a bottom edge having a carbide insert along a portion of the bottom edge; an elastomeric blade selectively reversible to present first and second edges; a clamp bar wherein the clamp bar is mounted to the adapter blade with the elastomeric blade secured therebetween; and, the elastomeric blade secured selectively in a first position or a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Winter Equipment Company
    Inventors: Kent Winter, Phil Prucey
  • Publication number: 20120124868
    Abstract: A choke plate on a shaft is arranged at a discharge end of a snowplow blade and is rotationally driven, selectively to a closed position for blocking the discharge of snow from the plow blade, and an open position for allowing the discharge of snow. Switching between the positions preferably involves successive quarter turns of the shaft in a consistent rotation direction. A controller receives inputs from a manual control switch, a speed-dependent timer, and an external signal receiver, and accordingly controls the opening and closing of the choke plate. External wireless signals are provided by transmitters located before and after a driveway that joins into a road that is being plowed. The choke plate is automatically controlled to temporarily block the discharging of snow from the snowplow as the plow passes the driveway, to prevent the formation of a discharge snowbank across the mouth of the driveway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Inventor: Darrel M. Gendreau
  • Patent number: 8176661
    Abstract: A plow device is disclosed. The plow device comprises a blade and a plurality of struts attached to the blade. Each strut comprises an arm comprising a first end and a second end. Each arm is attached to the blade at its first end. Each strut further comprising a tire wedge disposed at the second end of the arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Inventor: Gregory Brame
  • Publication number: 20120090202
    Abstract: A plow device is disclosed. The plow device comprises a blade and a plurality of struts attached to the blade. Each strut comprises an arm comprising a first end and a second end. Each arm is attached to the blade at its first end. Each strut further comprising a tire wedge disposed at the second end of the arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Inventor: Gregory Brame
  • Publication number: 20120079749
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a device and method of use of a plow back blade for snow removal. The plow back blade is attached to a snowplow or snow blower to assist with removing snow from areas that are otherwise difficult to access with conventional snow removal equipment. The plow back blade is rotatably attached to a snowplow blade at a pivot point. The plow back blade is engaged into a locked position as the vehicle moves in reverse to assist with the scraping of ice and packed snow from pavement. The plow back blade enters a free position as the snowplow plows in its forward position which also sharpens the plow back blade lower edge. Furthermore the plow back blade allows additional applications for snowplows and snow blowers such as dirt leveling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Inventor: Paul E. Dimario
  • Patent number: 8136269
    Abstract: A bottom of a snowplow defines a front, plowing surface and an inverted shelf disposed directly behind the plowing surface, and the shelf defines a first side abutting against a rear of the plowing surface and a second side of the shelf extending away from the rear of the plowing surface. A backblade-and-snowplow system comprises a bent, rigid blade defining a top and back and at least one hole in the top of the blade corresponding to a hole defined in the second side of the shelf. At least one fastening mechanism is passed through the corresponding hole defined in the second side of the shelf and the hole defined in the top of the blade to secure the blade to the shelf. At least one L-shaped bracket defines a top edge secured along the top and back of the blade and a first side of the bracket positioned flush with the first side of the shelf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Inventor: William Vincent Sempf
  • Publication number: 20120017473
    Abstract: A snow plow includes a plurality of surface-engaging sections movably carried by the moldboard and depending from the moldboard in side-by-side relationship with one another. The surface-engaging sections are each independently linearly movable relative to the moldboard between an extended position and a retracted position to adjust to the contour of the surface being plowed. Each surface-engaging section comprises a main body portion carried by the moldboard, and a surface-engaging trip blade portion carried by the main body portion and which can pivot between a surface-scraping position and a deflected position and is urged toward the surface-scraping position. The trip blade portion can deflect to accommodate obstacles, and can cooperate with the linear movement of the surface-engaging sections to accommodate larger obstacles than can be accommodated by deflection alone. The snow plow also includes adjustable wear shoes and an adjustable vehicle mounting assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Inventor: Gino Paonessa
  • Patent number: 8069590
    Abstract: A snow plow for attachment to a vehicle, the snow plow including a mounting apparatus having a mounting frame, the mounting frame including at least one mounting upright. The snow plow further including a plow blade having a retention apparatus constructed and arranged to slidlingly and disengageably secure the plow blade to the mounting upright(s) when the plow blade is in a working orientation. The mounting upright includes a limiting member that limits upward movement of the retention member when the plow blade is in a working orientation such that the retention member is secured on the mounting upright. The preferred snow plow may also include an attachment member located on the mounting apparatus, wherein the plow blade retention member may be removably secured within the attachment member when the plow blade is in a non-working orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Agri-Cover, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles M. Schmeichel
  • Publication number: 20110258889
    Abstract: A snow, slush, and water removal device comprising a blade with top and bottom working edges. The blade can be straight, curved, or V-shaped when viewed from above or from the side. The bottom edge of the blade is comprised of a flexible material. The reverse side of the blade contains attachment points and bracing for the main long handle pole, the main handle being connected at the first end to the reverse side of the blade. The novel combination of features provides superior results both in terms of less energy required, and faster and safer removal of snow, slush, water, or other matter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Inventors: Kurt Settembre, Richard Settembre
  • Publication number: 20110239492
    Abstract: An accessory mount is bolted to the upper ends of a pair of gussets secured to the rearward side of a blade of an off-road vehicle or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventor: Curt J. Hill
  • Publication number: 20110225854
    Abstract: A plow edge having improved durability and performance is provided which can comprise an elastomeric material, for example, a styrene elastomeric material. The present disclosure provides a plow blade edge system for mounting to a mold board of a plow comprising an adapter blade including a bottom edge having a carbide insert along a portion of the bottom edge; an elastomeric blade selectively reversible to present first and second edges; a clamp bar wherein the clamp bar is mounted to the adapter blade with the elastomeric blade secured therebetween; and, the elastomeric blade secured selectively in a first position or a second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Inventors: KENT WINTER, Phil Prucey
  • Publication number: 20110173847
    Abstract: A snowplow assembly includes a mount assembly operatively connected to an associated vehicle, a plow blade assembly pivotally connected to the mount assembly, and a cylinder with a first end pivotally connected to the mount assembly and a second end pivotally connected to the plow blade assembly. The cylinder can include at least one resilient member. The resilient member exerts a force in a first direction when the plow blade assembly is in a first angled position, and the resilient member exerts a force in a second direction when the plow blade assembly is in a second angled position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: Meyer Products LLC
    Inventor: Jim Ropog