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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
104053000 AMUSEMENT 53
104002000 TRACK LAYERS 49
104281000 MAGNETICALLY SUSPENDED CAR 41
104089000 SUSPENDED 36
104165000 TRACTION 32
104112000 CABLE RAILS 29
104130010 SWITCHES 25
104027000 TERMINALS AND STATIONS 25
104118000 MONORAIL 18
104287000 CAR-CARRIED PROPULSION SYSTEM 15
104138100 TUBULAR WAY 14
104242000 DERAILMENT GUARDS 9
104124000 ELEVATED STRUCTURE 8
104249000 CAR STOPS 7
104106000 TROLLEY RAILS 6
104307000 MISCELLANEOUS 5
20100107920DRIVE ON/DRIVE OFF LAND TRUCK FERRY - A transport system for trucks includes a body adapted to support the trucks. The body has a plurality of rollers and at least a parallel set of rails. A pair of side rails is disposed on the ground for engagement with the rollers. A parallel set of supports are also disposed on the ground with each support having a wheel engaging the rails.05-06-2010
20090188406Railway scrap recovery vehicle - A railway vehicle recovers metallic objects like railroad spikes from a railway bed having a pair of rails. The vehicle includes wheels for riding on each rail and a carriage carrying a crawler for supporting the vehicle on the railway bed when one of the rails is removed. A pneumatic lift raises and lowers the carriage and crawler. A conveyor belt assembly for transporting the metallic objects to a hopper is supported entirely by an overhead support structure. A lateral translator moves the conveyor belt assembly from side to side. Various features are provided which allow a conveyor belt to be removed from one side of the conveyor belt assembly while maintaining continuity of the conveyor belt loop. A distinctive conveyor lift is provided for raising and lowering the conveyor belt assembly. A remote control is provided for controlling various operations of the vehicle.07-30-2009
20100147183SWITCH FOR A POWERED PALLET CONVEYOR - In one embodiment of the present disclosure, a switch for a powered pallet conveyor is provided. The switch comprising (a) a turntable and (b) rail portions which are arranged upon the turntable and define at least a first travel pathway and a second travel pathway, whereby the first travel pathway is defined by straight rail portions and a second travel pathway is defined by curved rail portions, so that the central line of the first travel pathway and the departure lines of the second travel pathway respectively pass through the fulcrum of the turntable.06-17-2010
20100218698TRUCK TYPE TRANSFER FACILITIES - The present invention makes it easy to employ a floor surface aisle crossing a conveyance path in a conveyance system using a conveyance carriage 09-02-2010
20100258028Most Innovative mode of transportation, called a train ferry on a four track rail system - The Innovative Four Railroad Track Systems expands present two track rail systems to support the use of twenty foot wide cars that will simplify the loading, unloading and therefore transportation of many goods, especially vehicles and similar sized construction or farm equipment. The extra two rails are added on the outside of the current track in single rail lines. The expanded width of the cars allows for loading and unloading from the side which can be facilitated in the case of vehicles through a tiered loading dock much the same as is done with a ferry, hence the name “train ferry”. This will drastically reduce the time and effort required and revolutionizes the bulk transportation of these goods.10-14-2010
104096000 TROLLEY TRANSFER 5
20100000440RAIL SYSTEM FOR A POWERED PALLET CONVEYOR - A rail system for a powered pallet conveyor, which comprises alternative pathways having an electric cable provided on at least one of n parallel rails defining a travel pathway, wherein n≧2, whereby the rail system includes a switch for switching between m alternative travel pathways, wherein m≧2, and allowing the vehicle to continuously move across the switch after switching, said switch comprising a first actuator for selectively positioning (m*n) rigid rail portions bridging the distance between rail ends at (i) n joining points where the n parallel rails of each of the m alternative travel pathways subject to switching converge, and (ii) (m*n) continuation points where each alternative pathway subject to switching diverges downstream from the joining points. A second actuator selectively positions [m(n−1)] rigid rail portions bridging the distance between rail ends, where each alternative pathway is discontinued downstream from the corresponding continuation points.01-07-2010
20100147179GEAR SWITCH AND TROLLEY STOP FOR A CONVEYOR ASSEMBLY - A switch assembly for a conveyor is provided. The switch assembly includes a rail section forming a portion of the conveyor assembly. The switch assembly has a first gear assembly pivotable about a first pivot axis and carrying a first gate and a first gear, and a second gear assembly pivotable about a second pivot axis and carrying a second gate and a second gear, the second pivot axis being positioned below a plane extending perpendicular to the rail section from the first pivot axis, and the second gear in rotational engagement with the first gear. A trolley stop assembly for a conveyor is also provided. The trolley stop includes a body having a first side portion and a second side portion arranged to be disposed on first and second sides of a rail section. A pivot member extends through the body and at least a portion of the rail section. A stop member is carried by an upper portion of the body, the stop member including a rail section portion and a stop portion. A weighted member is also carried by the body arranged to position the stop member for engagement with a trolley. A conveyor assembly including a switch assembly and trolley stop is also disclosed.06-17-2010
20090071364SIDE SHIFT RAISE CLIMBING SYSTEM - A side-shift raise climbing system is provided that utilizes a side-cut excavated into the wall of the access drift for a raise in a mine. A transfer section is incorporated into the existing length of rail servicing the raise. The transfer section includes a laterally transferable rail that can be detached from the existing rail and shifted along a set of monorails that extend into the side-cut. The transfer section enables a raise climber, when parked thereon, to be shifted out of the access drift without requiring additional access drifts or parking/nesting areas to accommodate the use of muck removal equipment.03-19-2009
20100050899Angle line transfer for overhead conveyors - A lateral transfer apparatus for an overhead conveyor comprises generally horizontally extending, side-by-side load tracks for receiving load-bearing trolleys for movement along a first track, and for movement along a second track. A transfer shuttle unit has a normal position aligned with the first track and provides a continuation thereof, and a transfer position aligned with the second track to provide a continuation of the second track. An actuator connected with the shuttle unit shifts it between the normal and transfer positions thereof at an acute angle to the tracks, thereby transferring trolleys to a position aligned with the receiving track for movement therealong.03-04-2010
20110083577CABLE TRANSPORT SYSTEM - A method and system of devices facilitate the uninterrupted transport of a payload of persons (04-14-2011
104880010 SELECTIVE DELIVERY 4
20090000505Transportation Vehicle System - A plurality of intra-bay routes and an inter-bay route between the intra-bay routes are defined as a logic bay, and the minimum number of allocated transportation vehicles is determined based on the unit of each logic bay.01-01-2009
20100043665MASS TRANSIT VEHICLE SYSTEM - A transport system for providing increased capacity to move individuals and freight while still accommodating the individual needs of passengers and freight movers to travel to unique destinations. The transit system including a car including a set of switching wheels that are designed to engage with a set of switching rails, the switching wheels being moveable to selectively engage with the switching rails to either maintain the car on the track or switch the car off to another track. The car has the capability to travel on the relatively high-speed track and on a conventional surface street.02-25-2010
20090235839Active Rail Transport System - The invention relates to a public transport system for individually transporting persons or goods in an automated manner on conventional rails without using a conductor. In said transport system, automatically controlled conducting systems are arranged such that individual cars that have an autonomous drive unit, brake, and steering mechanism can be directed away from the rolling convoy (train), be decelerated, unloaded and/or loaded by merely changing the conducting system that mechanically influences the steering mechanism, lowering and lifting an associated scanning system, and can then be redirected into a rolling convoy (train) at a different point after the speed of the individual cars has been adjusted to the speed of the convoy. The first conducting system, which encompasses a first scanning system (09-24-2009
20120055367Overhead Suspended Personal Transportation and Freight Delivery Land Transportation System - A personal transportation and freight delivery system that can be operated as a fully automated driverless land transportation system consisting of vehicles that move on their own propulsion on a pair of overhead parallel steel rails that form a single track and allows people to go anywhere the tracks can take them and delivery of freight anywhere along the tracks. Passengers and freight are transported inside a module that hangs from a propulsion dolly with in-line wheels to roll along such tracks. Electric motors are used for propulsion with power supplied at the tracks assembly; however, the system is also suited for internal combustion engines. There's no need for track switches to route vehicles to its destination as each vehicle has a steering mechanism. Rubber bumpers at each end of the propulsion dollies allow the vehicles to fit bumper-to-bumper along the tracks.03-08-2012
104279000 TRACK CLEARERS 4
20130081552Device and Method for Cleaning Model Train Track - A model train track rail cleaning device includes a base, a cleaning pad mounted to the bottom of the base and a grip body coupled with the top of the base. The cleaning pad has a set of grooves positioned parallel to one another and spaced to receive track rails when the pad is in a first orientation. The cleaning pad also has a second set of grooves positioned parallel to one another and perpendicular to the first set. The second set of grooves is spaced to receive track rails when the pad is in a second orientation. Preferably, the first set of grooves is spaced to receive the rails on model track of a first size and the second set of grooves is spaced to receive the rails on model track of a second size. The cleaning device is pushed and pulled across the rails to clean them.04-04-2013
20120222580RAILROAD TRACK CLEANING ASSEMBLIES AND APPARATUS - Railroad track cleaning assemblies and apparatus are described. An example railroad track cleaning assembly includes a movable carriage movably coupled to a frame to which a plurality of wheels are operably coupled to enable the frame to move on railroad tracks. Additionally, the railroad track assembly includes a shaft rotatably coupled to the movably carriage to receive one or more brushes that are to be rotated and engage one of the railroad tracks and a spring assembly coupled to the movable carriage and to the frame to bias, via the movable carriage, the one or more brushes into engagement with the one of the railroad tracks.09-06-2012
20100258026DEVICE ATTACHED TO GUIDED VEHICLE TO REMOVE OBSTACLES ON GUIDEWAY - The object is to provide an obstacle-removing device for a removing obstacles on guideway, which is simple in configuration, low in manufacturing cost, and can remove the obstacles steadily and effectively, and of which the brushes for sweeping the running surface can be retracted easily when the device is in the rear side of traveling direction of the vehicle. The device comprises; a vertical frame positioned to the leading end in traveling direction of the vehicle, and a lifting/lowering device attached to the said vertical frame to lift and lower a brush holder attached to a vertically movable member which can be lifted and lowered by the lifting/lowering device, the brush holder having brushes for removing obstacles on the guideway; wherein the brush holder is pivotally attached to the vertically movable member such that the brush holder is tilting forward when the brushes held by the brush holder contact the running surface to perform obstacle-removing operation.10-14-2010
20080216702Model railroad track scrubbing car - The invention is a model railroad track scrubbing car with rollers set at a scrub angle of about 30° to scrubs the tops and sides of the track rails. The rollers freely rotate about fixed axels under the chassis of the weighted car. Each roller is preferably a conventional paint roller with an inner sleeve and an outer tubular roll made of an absorbent, compressible, resilient foam material. The active working surfaces of each roller compress against, frictionally engage and deform around the tops and sides of the rails. The scrub angle and rollers provide across-the-rail scrubbing action and possibly along-the-rail scrubbing action. The circumferential working areas of the rollers are wider than the width of their associated track rails. The scrub angle and height of the roller axels above the track rails are adjustable to set the amount of roller compression and scrubbing action against the track rails.09-11-2008
104018000 MOVING TRAIN 4
20090205530Assistance system in loading/unloading passengers in cars - An assistance system for loading and/or unloading passengers on board cars of a transport installation where the cars move along a closed circuit comprises a rope in a closed loop having a first section arranged tangentially to a section of the closed circuit and a second section arranged along a loading and/or unloading area of the passengers on board vehicles coupled to the rope at regular intervals equal to a multiple of the interval between the cars. The drive means of the rope are associated with means for servo-control of the running speed of the rope according to the speed of movement of the cars able to continuously ensure that each vehicle running along the first section occupies a position adjacent to a car.08-20-2009
20100162916TRANSPORT SYSTEM - A conveyor for medium distances has a track with at least two entry/exit points (07-01-2010
20100242782TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM - The disclosure includes systems and methods of mass transit. In accordance with one embodiment, the system includes a first train traveling on a first track having a first car with a first door for accessing the first car, a second train traveling on a second track parallel to the first track having a second car with a second door for accessing the second car, and a controller for aligning the first and second doors when the first and second trains are traveling alongside one another and engaging the first train to the second train so that passengers or goods can be transferred between the trains while the trains are moving.09-30-2010
20100307368Motion connection parallel transit - A long distance transit system for transferring passengers at a high rate of speed, the transit system comprises at least one mainline train, at least one station train, a rail system having at least one station with at least one mainline track and at least one station line. At least one mainline train travels exclusively on the at least one mainline track and the at least one station train travels on at least one station line. At least one mainline train travels at a consistent speed on at least one mainline track. At least one station train travels from at least one station to at least one mainline track reaching a speed substantially equal to that of the at least one mainline train and traveling adjacent thereto.12-09-2010
104320100 TRUCK CHANGER 3
20100319564BOGIE FOR VARIABLE RAIL GAUGE AND CHANGING STATION OF THE RAIL GAUGE - The bogie of variable rail gauge comprises two lateral carrier mountings (12-23-2010
20110226150SPLIT RAIL TROLLEY SYSTEM - An apparatus for removing a wheelset from a railroad vehicle includes a frame configured for motion with respect to the railroad vehicle. The apparatus also includes a lifting yoke cooperatively associated with the frame. The yoke is configured to engage flanges of the wheelset. The apparatus further includes at least one lifting screw interposed between the frame and the lifting yoke, such that upon rotation of the at least one lifting screw, the yoke may be raised and lowered to selectively engage the flanges of the wheelset. A “universal” lifting yoke can include a first portion which engages the at least one lifting screw, a set of extendable transverse members having outward ends, and flange-engaging blocks secured to the outward ends of the extendable transverse members and configured to engage the flanges of the wheelset. The extendable transverse members and the flange-engaging blocks can be cooperatively configured and dimensioned to engage substantially all anticipated wheelsets expected to be encountered in a given application. The “universal yoke” can be employed with screw-actuation, or with other types of actuating members.09-22-2011
20090145326SPLIT RAIL TROLLEY SYSTEM - An apparatus for removing a wheelset from a railroad vehicle includes a frame configured for motion with respect to the railroad vehicle. The apparatus also includes a lifting yoke cooperatively associated with the frame. The yoke is configured to engage flanges of the wheelset. The apparatus further includes at least one lifting screw interposed between the frame and the lifting yoke, such that upon rotation of the at least one lifting screw, the yoke may be raised and lowered to selectively engage the flanges of the wheelset. A “universal” lifting yoke can include a first portion which engages the at least one lifting screw, a set of extendable transverse members having outward ends, and flange-engaging blocks secured to the outward ends of the extendable transverse members and configured to engage the flanges of the wheelset. The extendable transverse members and the flange-engaging blocks can be cooperatively configured and dimensioned to engage substantially all anticipated wheelsets expected to be encountered in a given application. The “universal yoke” can be employed with screw-actuation, or with other types of actuating members.06-11-2009
104230100 FLUID SUPPORTED CAR OR SIMULATED AERIAL VEHICLE 3
20110308422PROPULSION VEHICLE WHICH TRAVELS ALONG A SOFT, POROUS TRACK - A vehicle track including a soft porous material and a vehicle which rides on the track by skiing cm the soft porous material. The vehicle has a large ski surface that rides on the soft porous material, supporting the weight of the vehicle at high speeds. Air within the soft porous material supplies most of the lift needed to support the train, Qniy a small amount of the support is provided by the structure of the porous material itself when the vehicle is in motion. As a result, the friction between the soft porous material and the ski surface may also be exceedingly small. To increase the amount of lift provided by the soft porous material it can be contained within a channel having impermeable sides and bottom. If the ski surface is substantially the same width as the channel, the impermeable sides prevent the air from escaping on either side of die ski surface. Accordingly, the trapped air contributes to greatly enhanced lift force. At lower speeds the vehicle can use wheels to support some or all of its weight. These wheels can ride on rails that are part of the track. The vehicle includes a propulsion system that is independent of the wheels so that it may travel over the soft porous material without running on the wheels.12-22-2011
20110214586MULTI-DIRECTIONAL MOBILE ROBOTIC CELL - Disclosed is a mobile robotic arm workcell. A robotic arm is mounted on a superstructure that carries all the equipment associated with the workcell's task. Thus, the workcell is self-contained needing only power. The workcell may be moved by activating air bearings that are pressurized by an air compressor that is also mounted on the superstructure. Power is received via power contacts that engage a power rail. Guidance is provided a guide system. The guide system may include guide rails engaged by guide carriages. Propulsion is provided by a drive system that may engage the guide system or the factory floor.09-08-2011
20100326311Air bus transportation system - A transportation system includes a vehicle having wings, a propulsion system, a lifting gear coupling the vehicle to an undercarriage, and a guidance assembly movably connecting the undercarriage to guide rails. The wings generate aerodynamic lift when the vehicle exceeds a first speed. The lifting gear supports a load of the vehicle in a first position in relation to the undercarriage when the vehicle travels at less than the first speed, allows the vehicle to lift to a second position in relation to the undercarriage as the vehicle accelerates beyond the first speed, and maintains the vehicle in the second position when the vehicle exceeds the first speed. The guidance assembly shiftingly engages the guide rails through rollers that are in rolling contact with the guide rails when the vehicle is in the first position and are displaced from the guide rails when the vehicle is in the second position.12-30-2010
104306000 WITH RUNNING GEAR 3
20100218697CARRIAGE-TYPE CONVEYANCE DEVICE - The present invention makes it easy to lay-out a carriage traveling path crossing an aisle for a vehicle, etc., in a conveyance device using a carriage which has an object support base movable vertically controlled by cam rails on the floor side, and is characterized in that an automatic lock means for locking an object support base 09-02-2010
20110061562CART AND TRACK ARRANGEMENT - A cart and track arrangement includes a track unit having a straight track and a curved track, the straight track having an oblique bearing portion, the curved track having a horizontal bearing portion, and a cart having a cart frame and a wheel set, the wheel set having a wheel axle arranged in parallel to the oblique bearing portion of the straight track and a wheel pivotally mounted on the wheel axle, the wheel having a first tread disposed in parallel to the wheel axle for rotatably supporting on the oblique bearing portion of the straight track and a second tread for rotatably supporting on the horizontal bearing portion of the curved track. In an alternate form, the straight track has a horizontal bearing portion, the curved track has an oblique bearing portion, and the wheel has a first tread disposed in parallel to the wheel axle for rotatably supporting on the horizontal bearing portion of the straight track and a second tread for rotatably supporting on the oblique bearing portion of the curved track.03-17-2011
20130125780GUIDE RAIL TYPE VEHICLE - A guide rail type vehicle is provided with a guide wheel that comes into rolling contact with a guide rail, a switching wheel that is comes into rolling contact with a switching rail installed at a switching location of the guide rail, a wheel axle in which the guide wheel is connected to the top end and the switching wheel is connected to the bottom end, a support receiver of which the height dimension is set to be smaller than the corresponding length dimension of the wheel axle and which supports the wheel axle, and adjustment device which adjusts the sizes of a gap of the guide wheel side and a gap of the switching wheel side, which are accessed from a direction orthogonal to the axial direction of the wheel axle, and are therefore capable of adjusting the height of the guide wheel and the switching wheel.05-23-2013
104087000 CABLE AND RIGID COMBINED 3
20120090494CABLE RAILWAY SYSTEM - A cable railway system has a conveying cable, which in the two end stations of the system is guided over a respective deflection pulley. Transport vehicles, which can be coupled to the conveying cable and are configured with a clamping device and with a running gear. The vehicles are coupled to the conveying cable along the route and are guided in the stations by way of the running gear along guide rails. There, the passengers disembark and board. The movement of the vehicles in the stations is governed by control tires, which are drivingly coupled to one another by gear mechanisms. The drive power of the control tires is taken from at least one support roller for the conveying cable, which support roller is located in the station. The support roller for the conveying cable via which the drive of the control tires is derived from the conveying cable by way of at least one drive belt is elastically mounted on a rigidly fastened axle.04-19-2012
20130098260INSTALLATION WITH OVERHEAD CABLES AND VEHICLES SERVED THEREBY, WITHOUT HANGER - An overhead installation for transporting people in an urban environment includes two carrying cables, which sag in curved manner and are spaced apart from one another, on which the rollers of the vehicle without a hanger arm run. Jacks with vertical displacement, controlled by a central unit, are placed in the connection between the rollers and the vehicle so as to reduce transmission of undesirable movements, resulting from the sag of the cables, to the car of the vehicle.04-25-2013
20130125776RAMP SYSTEM FOR BRIDGING FLEXIBLE CABLE TO RIGID RAIL - A ramp system for bridging a flexible cable to a rigid rail to improve the movement of a trolley along a low tension fixed aerial cableway. The ramp system has an inverted U-shaped elongated channel having a contact surface, a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the distal end is disposed atop and contacts a portion of the cableway and an anchor configured to pivotably support the proximal end of the channel at a second point at a second level. The second level is disposed higher than the first level, wherein the distal end of the channel is slideably but positively secured to the portion of the cable and the first point, second point and distal end cooperate to form a triangular relationship, thereby reducing bending in the cable, reducing the approach angle and fatigue exerted on the channel and cable.05-23-2013
104260100 CAR YARD 3
20130068124Gas Actuated Retarder System for Railway Car - There is disclosed a method and a gas actuated retarder system for railway cars to control the rolling speed of a railway car along a first and second running rails of a track section. The retarder system includes a plurality of steel ties positioned substantially parallel to each other and perpendicular to the first and second running rails of a track section. A plurality of gas bladder mounts are positions between the running rails of the gas actuated retarder system. Coupled to each of the gas bladder mounts are air bladders with one air bladder on a side of the centerline of the gas actuated retarder system. Inflating and deflating the gas bladder selectively controls the amount of speed reduction of the railcar.03-21-2013
20110072999INTERMODAL TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM WITH MOVABLE LOADING RAMPS AND LOCAL HYBRID DELIVERY - An intermodal transportation system having interconnected railcars adapted for transporting interconnected freight trailers where the freight trailers remain connected while being transported on the railcars. Individual trailers are assembled into trailer assemblies at an assembly area. Trailers containing freight are assembled into trailer assembles using specialized dollies. A preferred embodiment includes using a self-powered dolly having tires and mounting a fifth-wheel pickup plate and a ring coupler for engaging the kingpin of a trailer. Multiple dolly-trailer assemblies are connected together to form a trailer assembly. A self-powered movable ramp is positioned at an end of the railcar assembly and a tractor pulls the trailer assembly onto a railcar assembly by driving up a self-powered movable ramp and across the top of the railcars.03-31-2011
20120031295Train yard classification system - A system for transferring railroad cars from incoming receiving tracks to classification tracks for building outgoing trains is disclosed. The system includes a plurality of incoming receiving tracks, a plurality of outgoing classification tracks and one or more transfer tables for moving railroad cars from the incoming receiving tracks to designated outgoing classification tracks. Each transfer table has a plurality of track segments. Also disclosed is a method for transferring railroad cars from incoming receiving tracks to classification tracks for building outgoing trains is disclosed. Incoming railroad cars are received on a plurality of incoming receiving tracks. A first car is uncoupled from a following second car on each of the receiving tracks having cars. The uncoupled first car is moved from the incoming receiving track onto a corresponding track segment on the transfer table. The transfer table is moved to align a selected track segment with an appropriate classification track for the corresponding railroad car. The transfer table is moved and aligned with appropriate classification tracks until each railroad car has been transferred to the appropriate classification track. The steps are repeated until all of the cars have been classified and transferred to classification tracks or held back for later transfer.02-09-2012
104139000 TRUCK IN CONDUIT 3
20090288575BOGIE STRUCTURE FOR A TRACK VEHICLE - The present invention provides the structure of a bogie for a vehicle in a track type transportation system in which the vehicle runs along a predetermined track, which can be simplified, and lightweight and which can be run at a high speed with the maintainability therefor being enhanced, comprising a guide rail 11-26-2009
20090120321Narrow Slot Roller And Guide System For High Density Mobile Storage Systems - A narrow slot roller and guide system for high density mobile storage systems having a plurality of storage units. The roller and guide system includes a longitudinally extending axial guide defining a first slot in a floor and a drive rail parallel thereto defining a second slot in the floor. The axial guide includes a roller arrangement adapted to engage a downwardly extending guide member coupled to the carriage of the storage units. The engagement of the roller arrangement and guide member serves as a guide for the storage units as the storage units are moved axially along the axial guide and drive rail. Further, the present invention limits the width of the first and second slots to a very narrow width, e.g. less than one half inch, thereby easily permitting disabled individuals to freely travel across a floor in which the roller and guide system is mounted. The roller and guide system may include an anti-tip assembly to prevent the tipping of the storage units as the storage units are moved along the axial guide and drive rail.05-14-2009
20110067595SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GUIDING A GALVANIZING PRODUCT WIPING DEVICE - A system for guiding a mobile carriage in a frame. The frame has three parallel linear-guiding tracks including a first track extending centrally on the frame and second and third tracks arranged laterally of the first track. The carriage has at least two axes of rotation. A first axis drives at least a first wheel in the first guiding track and a second axis drives at least a second wheel and at least a third wheel, respectively, in the second and third guiding tracks. The two axes of rotation are perpendicular. The description also relates to an associated method. A primary object is to enable the end of a mobile beam, such as a beam carrying a device for wiping a galvanizing product off a steel strip, to perform a guided movement with a high degree of freedom while minimizing mechanical stresses.03-24-2011
104134000 SLEDWAYS 2
20120145031Payload Handling Apparatus and System - The present invention has been developed to improve the way a payload support platform, such as a mole, is driven between one site and another, particularly when the second site is the interior of a Lift which interfaces with a Pallet Handling System (PHS) of a ship. In a first aspect the invention proposes that the driving means which drives the payload support platform along a rail (06-14-2012
20120266775DECOY TRAVERSING AND ROTATING SYSTEM METHOD AND APPARATUS - The present disclosure is directed to a system, method and apparatus for imparting a traversing motion and a rotation motion to a decoy. The system includes a first track portion, a second track portion securable to the first track portion and a sled for traversing along the tracks. A decoy is mounted on a pole rotatably secured to the sled. Two cables that are manually retractable by winding apparatus are each connected to a laterally extending arm of the pole so that the decoy is rotated to face the direction of traversal along the track. Retracting the first cable rotates the decoy in a first direction and to moves the sled in a first direction along the track section. Retracting the second cable rotates the decoy in an opposing direction and to moves the sled in the opposing direction along the track.10-25-2012
104123000 WAY SUSPENSION 2
20130042784MULTIDIRECTIONAL TRANSPORT SYSTEM - A transport system includes a main cable, a track assembly, and a conveyance assembly, wherein the track assembly is suspended from the main cable to allow unimpeded translational movement of the conveyance assembly along the track assembly. In another aspect according to the present invention, the track assembly has a track changing assembly that includes a track changing section rotatably coupled to a primary track section for selective alignment of the track changing section to any one of a plurality of exit track sections. A method of conveyance along a suspended track includes suspending a main cable between natural or artificial support structures, suspending a track assembly from the main cable, and mounting a conveyance assembly on the suspended track assembly to provide unimpeded translational movement of the conveyance assembly along the track assembly.02-21-2013
20090293757INSTALLATION FOR THE DOWNWARD TRANSPORT OF PERSONS FROM A MOUNTAIN STATION TO A VALLEY STATION - An installation for carrying individuals down from a mountain station into a valley station has a running rail which is fastened on a supporting cable at a distance from the ground. The running rail contains a multiplicity of sub-rails connected to one another at joints and along which carriages can be displaced. In the region of the joints, the sub-rails are elevated in relation to their central region, and are preferably curved such that their curvature profile creates the elevation.12-03-2009
104048000 TRANSFER TABLES 2
20120174817DEVICE FOR HANDLING AND/OR TRANSPORTING ROLLS OF A ROLL STAND - The invention relates to a device (07-12-2012
20090241798Method and device for transporting toy moving object between dislocated slot track segments - A motor driven transporter for transporting a moving toy object over an interruption in a slot track system where the interruption is between an incoming track segment and an outgoing track segment. The transporter includes a dock having a holding member for holding the toy object on a track surface of the dock and a restraining member for restraining the toy object from moving forward and backward on the dock, and a motor for moving the dock linearly or through an arc of up to 180° between the incoming track segment and the outgoing track segment.10-01-2009
104035000 TURNTABLES 2
20100175578Motorcycle Turntable - The invention is an apparatus that enables a personal transportation vehicle, such a motorcycle, to turn up to 180 degrees around while remaining in a confined, compact space. The apparatus comprises a lightweight inner platform rotating inside a lightweight, fixed, outer platform and uses translated power from the personal transportation vehicle as a motive force to turn the vehicle.07-15-2010
20080216701TURNTABLE ASSEMBLY SYSTEM - The present invention provides a turntable assembly system for moving railcars adapted to be concentrically positioned among a plurality of radially aligned pairs of outer railways, comprising: (a) a rotatably mounted platform having a central railway in the form of a plurality of perpendicularly crossing railway tracks; (b) an azimuthally rotatable annular frame with inner and outer ends having a spaced plurality of radially disposed intermediate railways segregated into aligned pairs for selectively aligning with different pairs of said outer railways at the outer ends and aligning with at least one of said perpendicular crossing railway tracks at the inner ends; said azimuthally rotatable annular frame concentrically circumscribing said rotatably mounted platform; and (c) an integrated computer dispatch control system capable of detecting and identifying railcar type information and track destination information.09-11-2008
104127000 ELEVATORS 1
20100139520OVERHEAD TRANSPORT SERVICE VEHICLE AND METHOD - A overhead transport service vehicle system includes a carriage frame structured and arranged to carry a user. A hoisting mechanism utilizes at least one lifting device for lifting and lowering the carriage frame and at least one moving device for causing movement of the hoisting mechanism along one of a track or rail. A control controls at least one of the at least one lifting device and the at least one moving device.06-10-2010
104262000 CAR REPLACER 1
20130042785Lightweight rerailer - A rerailer device for rerailing a railway vehicle onto a track, the device including a body with a ramp adapted to support a wheel of a railway vehicle thereon, a sloped face provided on said body and being configured with a slope that declines in a preferred direction toward the track on which the railway vehicle wheel is to be rerailed, and support means for supporting said sloped surface and railway vehicle wheels thereon, where the support configuration, material or combinations of configurations and materials facilitate lightweight construction.02-21-2013
104140000 SLOTTED CONDUIT 1
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