Abstract: A rotary to linearly reciprocating motion converter includes a case, a closure member engaging an opening of the case to dispose a pinion gear rotatably coupled to the closure member, the pinion gear having half the diameter as an interior ring gear of the case, and further includes a pinion shaft connected to the pinion gear on a first side of the closure member and to an inboard end of a crank arm on a second side of the closure member, the outboard end of the crank arm having a force transfer member aligned with a point on the periphery of the pinion gear. Rotation of the closure member relative to the case results in the force transfer member moving in a linearly reciprocating mode. The force transfer member may be coupled to a conveyor to reciprocate the conveyor as the closure member rotates.
May 26, 2017
Date of Patent:
November 20, 2018
Karen Sue Svejkowsky
Jason Lee Danner, Paul Blake Svejkovsky
Abstract: An apparatus that functions as a linear bearing for supporting a reciprocating structure that reciprocates along a linear path includes a first body including a pinion gear with a first diameter and a first number of teeth for engagement with a second number of teeth that is twice the first number and on an interior ring gear of a second body. The interior ring gear is disposed within an interior cavity. The first body also includes a support member connected to the pinion gear with a crank, the support member being aligned with a point at the periphery of the pinion gear so that it will, upon rotation of the pinion gear while engaged with the ring gear, cyclically reciprocate along a linear path. The apparatus can be used to support reciprocating structures such as, for example, a reciprocating conveyor.
July 7, 2016
Date of Patent:
February 20, 2018
Karen Sue Svejkovsky
Jason Lee Danner, Paul Blake Svejkovsky
Abstract: A single-shaft track-changeable vibration exciter comprises a vibration box (1), a bottom seat (2), a vibrating spring (19), and a vibrating shaft (3). The vibrating shaft (3) is set on the vibration box (1). The vibrating spring (19) is set between the vibration box (1) and the bottom seat (2). Multiple groups of track-restricting rod assemblies that are arranged aslant are set in two sides of the vibration box (1), and each group of the track-restricting rod assembly comprises two track-restricting rod assemblies that are arranged symmetrically in the both sides of the vibration box (1). Both ends of the each track-restricting rod assembly are hinged respectively on the vibration box (1) and the bottom seat (2).
Abstract: A mechanical transmission gear shifting assembly connected to a transmission with multiple gear selectors that, when moved in a back and forth motion, selects different gear ratios via a cam with a cam follower for moving gear selectors, in response to the same active cam surfaces. The assembly additionally includes a retractable stop dog, and detents for moving, stopping and holding the cam at all times, such that the cam moves in increments corresponding to sequentially increasing or decreasing selected gear states of the transmission.
Abstract: An apparatus for evaluating a change of an existing system to a modified system by using a test system including a subsystem having the same configuration with either of the existing subsystem and the modified system includes: a memory for storing configuration information of the test system and test information; and a processor for executing a process including: activating the test system to execute test on the subsystem, collecting test information from the test system, and storing the test result information while the subsystem has the same configuration as the existing system; confirming the test system has been modified; and activating the test system to execute test on the subsystem, collecting test result information from the test system, and storing the test result information while the subsystem has the same configuration as the modified system.
Abstract: A vibrating aggregate for moving the processing device, the vibrating aggregate including at least a frame, a shaft having an axial line and being arranged to rotate with respect to the frame, as well as a first element connected to the shaft in such a way that the centre of mass of the element is not on the axial line, and fitted to move along a circular path. The vibrating aggregate also comprises a second element coupled to the shaft and arranged to move along a linear path. Furthermore, the invention relates to an apparatus for processing mineral material, and a method for moving the processing device of an apparatus for processing mineral material.
Abstract: A motor drive apparatus comprises a motor, a pulley driven by the motors a driven element and a belt drive connecting the pulley and the driven element. The motor is mounted on a motor base and a pivot base connected by a shaft around which one pivots relative to the other. The motor is arranged on the motor base such that its weight causes the motor to pivot away from the drive element in a belt tensioning direction. A one-way clutch bearing is provided on the shaft and includes a link connected to an outer sleeve of the bearing and extending to the pivot base to allow pivotal movement tin the belt tensioning direction while preventing the motor from pivoting back toward the drive element, thereby keeping the belt drive taut.
Abstract: A vibratory conveyor drive is provided that is operatively connected to a vibratory conveyor tray for use in generating reciprocating movement in the tray so that a variety of goods may be transported along the tray. The conveyor drive includes a drive wheel having a radial slot formed in it. The drive wheel is supported for rotation about a first axis of rotation and is operatively connected to a source of rotational motive force, such as an electric motor. A transfer wheel is supported for rotation about a second axis of rotation, and is positioned in substantially parallel-spaced relation to the drive wheel. the transfer wheel includes a first shaft projecting outwardly from a first surface, with a drive-follower positioned on an end of the first shaft. The drive-follower is received within the radial slot of the drive wheel.
Abstract: A vibratory conveyor drive is provided that is operatively connected to a vibratory conveyor tray for use in generating reciprocating movement in the tray so that a variety of goods may be transported along the tray. The conveyor drive includes a drive wheel having a radial slot formed in it. The drive wheel is supported for rotation about a first axis of rotation and is operatively connected to a source of rotational motive force, such as an electric motor. A transfer wheel is supported for rotation about a second axis of rotation, and is positioned in substantially parallel-spaced relation to the drive wheel. The transfer wheel includes a first shaft projecting outwardly from a first surface, with a drive-follower positioned on an end of the first shaft. The drive-follower is received within the radial slot of the drive wheel. An axle projects outwardly from a second surface of the transfer wheel, and is positioned in coaxial relation with the second axis of rotation.
Abstract: An eccentric pulley arrangement either driven or driving by which rotary motion can be transferred to reciprocal motion. A pulley has an angled shaft through its center of rotation with a second shaft through the angled shaft. Movement of the angled shaft with respect to the pulley or the second shaft changes the center of rotation of the pulley and hence the degree or eccentricity can be changed during motion.
Abstract: Mass balance for a screen oscillating drive is provided mounting the eccentric or crankshaft assembly on extensions of the links supporting the working frame. The axis of the suspended mass m.sub.2 is spaced by a distance a.sub.2 from the pivot of the links to the base frame such that the product m.sub.2.a.sub.2, is substantially equal to the product m.sub.1.a.sub.1 where a.sub.1 is the distance between the pivot of the link to the base frame and the pivot of the links to the working frame and m.sub.1 is the mass of the working frame. The axis of the suspended mass m.sub.2 intersects the centerline of the links in the median position thereof at a normal to this centerline connecting the latter axis and the center of mass of the working frame as seen in side view.
Abstract: A transmission is provided for a machine that manufactures a workpiece, later to serve as an electrode, by means of a form grinding tool. The tool has a similar spatial shape to that of the workpiece. The drive generates between the tool and the workpiece an orbital motion with changeable eccentricity and which orbital motion is necessary for a grinding or abrading process. A device, which can be structured as a transmission, an electrical control circuit, or as displaceable idling rollers, alters the eccentricity and is in constant operative connection with the driving side and power take-off side of the transmission. In this way there is obtained a constant setting or a cyclical adjustment of the eccentricity throughout the orbital movement. Furthermore, the orbital movement can describe non-circular patterns so that Lissajou patterns can be generated.
Abstract: A transducer drive assembly is disclosed having particular application for use in medical diagnostic imaging systems. The drive assembly includes a rotor coupled to drive means for rotation about its longitudinal axis. The rotor is formed such that it includes an integrally formed contact plate which extends upwardly from a generally flat rotor face at a given angle. A transducer is carried in a cradle which is mounted for pivotal movement, and includes a lower base portion having a generally cylindrical cross section. The lower base portion of the cradle is disposed such that it is maintained in physical contact with the rotor contact plate at all times. The rotation of the rotor applies force to the lower base of the cradle resulting in the oscillation of the cradle about the pivot points. The transducer is thereby oscillated back and forth about the pivot points in a uniform and continuous movement so long as the rotor continues to rotate.
Abstract: A mechanism for controlling the rate of discharge of material from the feed pan of a material feeder includes an eccentric drive mechanism operatively connected to the pan to reciprocate it, and a linkage connected to the pan-reciprocating mechanism to vary the effective throw of the drive mechanism.
Abstract: A pulsed shaker shocker is provided in which an intermittent pulsed action is provided to the containers carrying liquid to enhance the shaking action for the liquid carried in the containers. Such shaking action is found for separatory type shakers, and the pulsed action enables a more efficient shaking action to be obtained. The pulsed nature of the shaker shocker more closely resembles the manual shaking action, and this way, more efficient shaking may be obtained.
Abstract: A vibratory conveyor composed of a plurality of parallel vibratory conveying troughs for transporting fragile articles, the troughs being driven by a conveyor drive composed of a rotatable drive shaft and at least one group of at least four drive elements each connected to undergo oscillatory movement in response to rotation of the drive shaft. Each trough is connected to a respective drive element to undergo vibratory movement in response to rotation of the drive shaft. The drive elements of the group are arranged in two equal subgroups bearing a mirror image configuration to one another relative to a plane normal to the axis of rotation of the drive shaft, and the drive elements of each subgroup are connected to the drive shaft in such a manner that their respective oscillatory movements are uniformly offset in phase from one another.
March 19, 1982
Date of Patent:
July 31, 1984
SIG - Schweizerische Industrie-Gesellschaft
Abstract: A shaker conveyor is operated by a drive mechanism using rotary motion converted to reciprocating motion by an eccentric, which provides for a shaker conveyor driven by a compact drive system.
Abstract: A clutch pedal operated rod to the brake lever in a transmission brake system for tractors and the like is formed of two spaced longitudinally aligned rod lengths connected by a coupling for transmitting force therebetween through a fluid medium. The coupling is secured to the end of one length and slidable receives a spring loaded piston head on the aligned end of the other length. The piston head is in fluid seal engagement with the coupling and separates such coupling into an upper and lower chamber with a fluid supply disposed in the upper chamber in non-operating position. A fluid conduit exteriorly of the coupling communicates with both chambers. Depression of the clutch pedal effects relative movement of the piston head against the fluid supply in the upper chamber where the fluid acts as a solid member under pressure to transmit force to the brake operating rod for stopping the transmission.
Abstract: Vibrating surface apparatus comprising a base member, vibratory motion producing member, a first spring coupling the vibratory motion producing member to the base member; a first surface adapted to be vibrated; a second spring coupling said surface to the vibratory motion producing member; and a third spring coupling the surface to the base member.
Abstract: The directional-action mechanical vibrator comprises a housing which accommodates a shaft carrying a number of inertia masses arranged eccentrically thereon, said shaft being linked to a power drive, and a rod is adapted to impart motion to the mass being vibrated which is mounted on a support. The shaft has a crank, and the rod is articulated, through one of its ends, to the crank, and through the other end, to the mass being vibrated, whereas the housing is linked to the support of the mass being vibrated through the hinge joint, and the axis of the shaft is parallel to the axis of the hinge joint.The mechanical system for converting rotary motion into reciprocating motion incorporates said mechanical vibrator and a power drive kinematically associated with said vibrator and comprising an electric motor with a pulley set on the motor shaft, and another pulley is set on the vibrator shaft.
July 11, 1979
Date of Patent:
September 8, 1981
Evgeny S. Goncharov, Anatoly N. Prilutsky, Viktor I. Shevchuk
Abstract: This invention relates to a vibrator which for example can be used to vibrate a tray for the purpose of conveying articles or material along the tray or alternatively can be used for vibrating articles or material where there is no requirement for conveyance in a pre-determined direction. A vibrator according to the invention has an actuator assembly which includes an actuator shaft which can rotate relative to said assembly but which is prevented from longitudinal movement relative to the assembly.