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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
414800000 PROCESS 474
414222010 APPARATUS FOR CHARGING A LOAD HOLDING OR SUPPORTING ELEMENT FROM A SOURCE, AND MEANS FOR TRANSPORTING AND PRESENTING ELEMENT TO A WORKING, TREATING, OR INSPECTING STATION 470
414467000 SELF-LOADING OR UNLOADING VEHICLES 386
414680000 VERTICALLY SWINGING LOAD SUPPORT 312
414217000 APPARATUS FOR MOVING MATERIAL BETWEEN ZONES HAVING DIFFERENT PRESSURES AND INHIBITING CHANGE IN PRESSURE GRADIENT THEREBETWEEN 226
414788000 APPARATUS FOR MOVING INTERSUPPORTING ARTICLES INTO, WITHIN, OR FROM FREESTANDING, ORDERLY LAYERED, OR MUTUALLY STABILIZING ORDERLY GROUP 221
414266000 PLURAL, STATIC STRUCTURES FOR SUPPORTING DISCRETE LOADS AND CHARGING OR DISCHARGING MEANS THEREFOR 138
414749100 LOAD CARRIED ALONG A HORIZONTAL LINEAR PATH (E.G., PICK AND PLACE TYPE) 129
414592000 ELEVATOR OR HOIST AND LOADING OR UNLOADING MEANS THEREFOR 95
414288000 STATIC RECEPTACLE AND MEANS FOR CHARGING OR DISCHARGING, OR FACILITATING THE CHARGING OR DISCHARGING OF, THE RECEPTACLE 91
414754000 ARTICLE REORIENTING DEVICE 89
414403000 DEVICE FOR EMPTYING PORTABLE RECEPTACLE 85
414147000 CHAMBER OF A TYPE UTILIZED FOR A HEATING FUNCTION AND MATERIAL CHARGING OR DISCHARGING MEANS THEREFOR 73
414744100 HORIZONTALLY SWINGING LOAD SUPPORT 64
414373000 LOAD-TRANSPORTING TYPE VEHICLE AND EXTERNAL MEANS COOPERATING IN THE LOADING OR UNLOADING THEREOF 58
414220510 WELL PIPE OR ROD RACKING MECHANISM 55
414462000 VEHICLE ATTACHED AUXILIARY CARRIERS 51
414137100 MARINE LOADING OR UNLOADING SYSTEM 43
414227000 APPARATUS PARTICULARLY ADAPTED FOR CHARGING OR DISCHARGING A FACILITY COMPRISING ONE OR MORE SITES FOR THE PARKING OF WHEELED VEHICLES 39
414589000 LOAD SUPPORT HAS LINEAR VERTICAL MOVEMENT AND ADDITIONAL MOVEMENT FOR ALIGNING AND MOUNTING LOAD AT A SPECIFIC LOCATION 33
414001000 ARTICLE MANIPULATOR MOVES ANALOGOUS WITH HUMAN HAND, FINGER, OR ARM MOVEMENT 28
414426000 WHEEL AND WHEEL-TYPE ARTICLE HANDLER AND TRANSPORTER 28
414240500 ROUND HAY BALE HANDLING 26
414560000 TRAVERSING HOIST TYPE 23
414010000 APPARATUS FOR MOVING MATERIAL TO A POSITION IN THE ERECTION OR REPAIR OF A BUILDING 21
414331010 MOVABLE RACK HAVING SUPERPOSED, CHARGE-SUPPORTING ELEMENTS, AND EXTERNAL MEANS FOR CHARGING OR DISCHARGING ELEMENTS 19
414340000 WHEELED, LOAD-TRANSPORTING TYPE VEHICLES AND MEANS FOR TRANSFERRING, OR ENABLING TRANSFER OF, LOAD FROM ONE VEHICLE TO ANOTHER 19
414785000 LOAD ENGAGING STRUCTURE OF ELEVATOR OR HOIST DEVICE WITH LOAD HANDLING FEATURE 18
414021000 WITH WEIGHING 16
414745100 CYLINDRICAL BAR HANDLING DEVICE 15
414349000 WHEELED, LOAD-TRANSPORTING TYPE VEHICLE HAVING DRIVEN MEANS THEREON FOR REPOSITIONING LOAD SUPPORTING PORTION OF VEHICLE TO CAUSE OR FACILITATE MOVEMENT OF LOAD TO OR FROM AN EXTERNAL COOPERATING MEANS 12
414787000 MISCELLANEOUS 11
414287000 STATIC RECEPTACLE OF A MATERIAL CONDITIONING TYPE AND MEANS TO MOVE, OR FACILITATE MOVEMENT OF, MATERIAL TO, WITHIN, OR FROM THE RECEPTACLE 10
414339000 WHEELED, LOAD-TRANSPORTING TYPE VEHICLES FORMING A TRAIN, AND LOADING OR UNLOADING MEANS THEREFOR, LOCATED AT LEAST IN PART THEREON 9
414023000 POLE OR TREE HANDLERS 8
414444000 TILTING VEHICLE-TYPE HANDLER (I.E., PORTABLE GRAPPLE) 8
414458000 OPPOSED SHELF-TYPE ELEVATOR AND TRANSPORTER 7
414332000 RECEPTACLE HAVING CHARGING OR DISCHARGING MEANS AND ADAPTED FOR RELOCATION FROM ONE TO ANOTHER OF A PLURALITY OF SITES OF INTERIM USE 7
414591000 GUIDED HOIST WITH LOAD-SUPPORTING GRAB MEANS MOVABLE HORIZONTALLY BY MEANS WHICH SWINGS HORIZONTALLY OR MOVES LINEARLY 6
414146000 CHARGING OR DISCHARGING MEANS ADAPTED FOR USE IN A RADIOACTIVE ENVIRONMENT 6
414013000 LAUNDRY HANDLING DEVICE 6
414799000 APPARATUS FOR POSITIONING PLURAL ORDERLY ARTICLES ONTO PALLET 6
414334000 MOVING, WHEELED, LOAD-TRANSPORTING TYPE VEHICLE AND LOADING OR UNLOADING DEVICE THEREFOR, SUPPORTED AT LEAST IN PART INDEPENDENTLY OF THE VEHICLE AND TRAVELING THEREWITH DURING TRANSFER OF LOAD THEREBETWEEN 6
414586000 DEVICE OR ELEMENT ASSOCIATED WITH THE HANDLING OR MOVING OF A CHARGE FOR A HEATING-TYPE CHAMBER 6
414572000 LOAD-TRANSPORTING TYPE VEHICLE TO BE LOADED OR UNLOADED, OR EXTERNAL MEANS FOR THE LOADING OR UNLOADING, OR FOR COOPERATING THEREWITH, OF SUCH A VEHICLE 6
414567000 VERTICALLY SWINGING LOAD SUPPORT AND ENDLESS OR ROTARY CARRIER 5
20090257856Transfer assembly for transferring glass articles - A transfer assembly for transferring glass articles from a supporting surface onto an unloading conveyor, wherein a pickup member, for engaging the articles for transfer, is hinged to one end of a first powered actuating rod, and is connected to one end of a second powered actuating rod movable independently of the first powered actuating rod to adjust the angular position of the pickup member about a movable hinge axis as the pickup member rotates between a pickup position and a release position in which the articles are released onto the unloading conveyor.10-15-2009
20090110527Strap driven field mast - A portable telescopic mast assembly with positive retraction for raising and lowering an associated device includes an outer body and a plurality of mast sections slideably engaged with the outer body. A lifting cable is disposed between the plurality of mast sections. The lifting cable operatively connects the plurality of mast sections so as to urge one or more of the mast sections towards an extended position. The lifting cable includes a first end and a second end, the first end being secured to an inner most mast section of the plurality of mast sections. A retraction cable is disposed at least partially inside the outer body. The retraction cable includes a first end and a second end, the first end being secured to the inner most mast section. A winch is secured to the outer body. The winch includes a first output and a second output, the second end of the lifting cable operatively connected to the first output and the second end of the retraction cable operatively connected to the second output.04-30-2009
20080292440Device for longitudinal adjustment of a spreader - A device for longitudinal adjustment of a spreader relative to the yoke beam with a sled for lateral adjustment of the spreader between the supports of a straddle carrier for picking up and transporting containers includes a base frame and mountings for support bolts firmly connected with it, a traverse with openings for support bolts and an attachment for a displacement cylinder, support bolts between the mountings and the traverse, and displacement cylinders between the base frame and the traverse.11-27-2008
20080298943Postal-Go-Round - An apparatus is provided for assisting a user in loading and unloading storage bins and goods to and from the back of a vehicle. The apparatus includes two chain drive supports that are elliptical in shape and positioned vertically and parallel to each other. Two chain drives rotate around sprocket guides attached to the two chain drive supports. Multiple bin carriers are attached on two sides to the two chain drives, and each bin carrier is capable of receiving a storage bin. A support stand that supports the chain drive supports attaches to the vehicle floor via floor mounts. A motor is attached to the support stand and drives a plurality of parallel chain drives, which in turn drive the two chain drives in unison to cause the bin carriers to rotate around each other in an ellipsis.12-04-2008
20090074549Device for receiving and for transporting an article - Device for receiving and for transporting an article, which device has receiving means which are slid under the article by a sliding means, the receiving means being formed by a belt which revolves around deflections means, the deflection means being formed by tensioning struts (03-19-2009
414679000 VEHICLE WITH LOAD-RECEIVING PORTION AND MEANS FOR RELOCATING A LOAD THEREALONG OR THEREWITHIN 5
20090245991Transport Trailer and Method10-01-2009
20090116946Automatic release system - A release mechanism for use with an explosives disposal robot having an elongated boom includes a latch member secured to an outer end of the boom, the latch member having a fixed portion and movable latch or lever members. A flexible strap extends between the lever members, with one end being attached to one of the lever members and the other end being releasably attached to the other lever member. When the other lever member is moved to a release position the other end of the strap falls from the other lever member so as to release, for example, a firing line cradled in the strap. The one lever member can be actuated by way of a remote controlled solenoid connected thereto via a flexible cable or by way of an elastic member connected thereto. The elastic member is particularly useful when the elongated boom is telescopic in nature, as the latch member will be secured to one of the boom members and one end of the elastic member will be connected to another of the boom members with the other end of the elastic member being connected to the one lever member. When there is telescopic extension movement between the boom members the elastic member will act on the one lever member to cause it to move so as to release the strap from the other lever member.05-07-2009
20100226743Carriageless Mobilized Storage Unit For Use In A Mobile Storage System - A mobile storage unit for a mobile storage system includes a pair of axially extending wheel units, each of which defines spaced apart end areas and includes a wheel arrangement. A storage unit support structure is interconnected with the wheel units, and includes upright support members and shelf support members. A pair of upright support members are engaged with and supported by the end areas of each wheel unit. A lowermost shelf support member is secured to an end area of one of the wheel units. The lowermost shelf support members are secured to the upright support members and to the end areas of the wheel units. Each end area of each wheel unit includes an upwardly facing engagement surface, and the lowermost shelf support member is secured to the upwardly facing engagement surface. The upright support members are also supported by the upwardly facing engagement surface.09-09-2010
20090022575Article storing apparatus - An article storing apparatus is adapted to store an article transported by a carriage traveling along a traveling rail provided on a ceiling while being suspended. A storage space is provided above the ceiling. A rack is disposed in the storage space and adapted to store the article. A loader/unloader is operable to load the article from the carriage to the rack, and to unload the article from the rack to the carriage. A hoist transporter is movable in a vertical direction through the ceiling to transport the article between an inside and an outside of the storage space, and operable to deliver the article to the carriage and receive the article from the carriage. A storage transporter is disposed in the storage space and movable between the hoist transporter and the rack, and operable to deliver the article to the rack and receive the article from the rack.01-22-2009
20090252585Power bed slide - a hydraulic powered bed slide for pick-up trucks and other vehicles with cargo area - Prior to the invention of the hydraulic Power Bed Slide, the only forms of cargo bed slides available were manually operated. You were limited on the amount of weight the slide could hold, the slide could not be operated if cargo was on an incline and locking mechanisms were limited to the manufactures preset locations. Having an all steel, hydraulic powered bed slide allows for a much greater weight capacity, capability of moving cargo on any incline and infinite locking positions.10-08-2009
414564000 HOIST OR ELEVATOR AND ENDLESS OR ROTARY CARRIER 5
20110286825APPARATUS FOR LIFTING A GROUP OF CONTAINERS OR THE LIKE - An array of objects stands on a flexible web on a horizontal support, and a frame at the accumulation region gathers the objects at the downstream end into a group having a plurality of transverse rows. A transport element formed as a blind has an end edge and is shifted shiftable atop the web upstream in the direction between a ready position with the end edge spaced from the group standing on the web and a pickup position underlying the entire group. A lifting element underneath the web moves jointly with the transport element such that the web is raised immediately upstream of the end edge of the transport element to raise downstream edges of the objects and the transport element is engageable between the objects in the group and the web so the transport element can slide underneath the objects in the group.11-24-2011
20110170998Method and Apparatus for picking articles into order load supports in a completely automated and manless manner - The present invention relates to a system for picking a plurality of different articles in a fully automated manner, which are preferably stored in storage load supports (07-14-2011
20090060697CONTAINER CHANGING SYSTEM AND CONTAINER CHANGING METHOD - A container changing system able to prevent deterioration in the working rate of substrate processing apparatuses and deterioration in the amount of production of semiconductor devices. A second mounting portion is arranged between a carrier of a container conveying unit and a first mounting portion of a substrate processing apparatus with respect to a lifting direction of a container. The second mounting portion is configured to freely advance and withdraw to/from a lifting path of the container. A container lifting unit is arranged between the carrier and the second mounting portion with respect to the lifting direction. In the container lifting unit, a base portion is configured to freely advance and withdraw to/from the lifting path, a second holder is provided below the base portion and can hold the container, and a second lifter is arranged between the base portion and the second holder and configured to lift up/down the second holder between the base portion and the first mounting portion when the second holder is located opposed to the first mounting portion.03-05-2009
20120288350SYSTEM FOR LOADING AND UNLOADING FOODSTUFFS - A system for loading and unloading food products. In one implementation the system includes transport means with a plurality of parallel belts upon which the products to be loaded move, and a tool adapted to load the products. The tool has support means adapted to pass through the gaps between the belts to load the product and to support the product when it is unloaded, and to perform the loading of the product moving it in an ascending vertical direction, the support means lifting the product from the transport means. The support means are adapted to rotate in relation to the support structure to unload the product, when they rotate, the support means have a peripheral speed equal to the speed at which the product moves during the unloading.11-15-2012
20130115033CUP FEEDER - A column of cups guided by their rims in elongated slots is spaced into desired cup pitch by one or more linear stars from which the cups can be transferred for packaging. The linear stars have lugs engaging and spacing the cups. In another aspect of the invention, cups are manipulated into patterns for final grouping and packaging and by a plurality of cup orienting pickers engaging, inverting and re-orienting the cups. In one final packaged cup group of two or more layers, alternating cups in each layer are inverted and a top lid of a cup in an upper layer is disposed on a top lid of a cup in a bottom layer, while a bottom of a cup in an upper layer is disposed on a bottom of a cup in a lower layer, and in an alternating pattern.05-09-2013
414111000 VEHICLE-CARRIED BALE ACCUMULATOR 5
20100074716Push Over Arm Assembly and Retro-Fit Kit for Hay Bale Accumulators - The invention is directed to a push over arm assembly and retro-fit kit for hay bale accumulators. In one embodiment, the push over arm kit includes a piston arm configured to be movably secured to a push over arm structure, such as that from a. Hoelscher™ bale accumulator. An inclined plane is secured to a baler end of the piston arm and extends in a direction away from the piston arm forming an acute angle (Θ). And, a bias element, e.g., a spring, is configured to cooperate with the piston arm to bias the piston arm along its length. The spring controlled piston arm prevents or minimizes the occasional halting of a hay baling operation caused by jamming of the leading hay bale as it collides with a baler end of the piston arm.03-25-2010
20130089394BALE ACCUMULATOR SYSTEM - A bale accumulator system that includes a bale accumulator that has a platform with a plurality of centrally located rollers that extend from a first end of the platform to a second end of the platform. First and second pivot racks are provided that have L-shaped support members that are used so that once the plurality of rollers are full of bales the first or second pivot racks can be pivoted in order to place the bales at a different storage location on the platform.04-11-2013
20080267740BALE HANDLING VEHICLE - A bale handling vehicle includes a wheeled chassis having a cab, a frame, a plurality of wheels, and a bale handling system attached to the frame. The bale handling system includes a base frame, a bale gripper structure at the front of the vehicle for picking up bales, a first platform above the vehicle cab for receiving bales from the bale gripper structure, and a second platform positioned behind the first platform. The second platform includes a movable portion that can be raised to a vertical position for stacking the bales. The first platform is movable between a lowered position for receiving the bales from the bale gripper structure, and a raised position for causing the bales to slide rearwardly onto the second platform. Intermediate stop members are movable to selectively block the bales from sliding onto the movable portion of the second platform.10-30-2008
20100068007Bale Handling and Accumulation System - A bale accumulation system for receiving, moving, and accumulating bales (03-18-2010
20100008747Square bale loader and feeder - Apparatus for loading and feeding hay bales including a transport vehicle having a flatbed and a tiltable support frame mounted to the flatbed for carrying a stack of bales. A hoist is used to tilt the support frame from a horizontal hay bale transport position to a vertical position against a bale stack for picking up a bale stack. Squeeze arms are used to secure the bale stack to the support frame. An endless chain on the support frame is used to selectively move the bales forwardly. A flaker is mounted at a forward end of the flatbed for receiving a bale advanced thereon and selectively flaking off portions of the bale. A tipping apparatus is provided for selectively tipping a bale advanced by the endless chain from the support frame onto the flaker.01-14-2010
414014000 STOCK PULLING OR PUSHING 3
20090041562Part-delivery apparatus and method for the same - According to an aspect of an embodiment, there is provided a part-delivery apparatus which transports a part to a designated part-delivery position by drawing the part onto a head by suction pressure at a designated part-suction position, and which releases the part at the part-delivery position by stopping application of the suction pressure. The apparatus includes: a compliance mechanism for allowing movement of the head in a horizontal plane; an upper-side positioning unit for positioning the head in the part-suction position by responding to an upward movement of the head; and a lower-side positioning unit for positioning the head in the part-delivery position by responding to the downward movement of the head.02-12-2009
20100278619Feeder of rods with advancement control - A feeder for rods into a lathe comprising a motorized thruster for sliding and pushing a rod along a guide towards a processing lathe until the rod is taken by the lathe. An automatic control device actuates the thruster to advance according to a first thrust value and a sensor detects the movement of the thruster. If the sensor detects a minimum movement or no movement at all a thrust increase is commanded up to a predetermined maximum value. If the thruster does not move at all, this indicates jamming.11-04-2010
20080226427APPARATUS FOR ACCURATELY POSITIONING AND SUPPORTING MODULAR TOOLING - A tooling apparatus for securing and positioning an end effector tooling with respect to a workpiece. The tooling apparatus includes an elongated, substantially cylindrical backbone connectable to a manipulator and at least one saddle mount connected to the backbone. At least one primary arm mount is connected to the saddle mount, and at least one substantially cylindrical primary arm is connected to the primary arm mount. At least one tooling mount is connected to the at least one primary arm and is connectable to the end effector tooling.09-18-2008
414354000 WHEELED, LOAD-TRANSPORTING TYPE VEHICLE AND EXTERNAL MEANS FOR SUPPORTING VEHICLE IN TOTO AND REORIENTING IT INTO LOAD-RELEASING ATTITUDE 3
20110255942CAR DUMPER DUST COLLECTION METHOD AND APPARATUS - An apparatus for rotary dumping of rail cars, including a material receiving pit. A rotary rail car dumper includes a rotational frame supporting at least one baffle. The rotational frame is configured to dump a load from a rail car during rotational motion of the rotational frame between an upright position wherein the entire load is in the rail car and a dumping position wherein the load can exit the rail car. A backside airflow diverter is located beneath the rotational frame and includes a curved upper surface. A lower margin of the at least one baffle contacts the curved upper surface during at least part of the rotational motion of the rotational frame. A backside hood is located beneath the backside airflow diverter on the back side of the pit.10-20-2011
20110268540TRUCK DUMPER DUST CONTROL - A truck dumper including a material receiving hopper, a tilt table configured to dump a load from the truck or truck trailer into the material receiving hopper. The invention includes a stilling shed positioned above the material receiving hopper and at least one curtain baffle suspended below the roof of the stilling shed. The curtain baffles are positioned such that there is a gap located near the roof and an upper margin of the at least one curtain baffle through which air can flow. The invention further includes an air exhaust structure configured to exhaust dust laden air from the interior of the stilling shed.11-03-2011
20090003982Vehicle Body Shell Rotation Apparatus - A rotatable apparatus for repairing and restoring vehicle body shells including a pair of vertically positioned hoops placed in a parallel relation mounted to the body shell for rotation about a horizontal axis. A plurality of connecting members attached in a spoke-like manner to support the body shell. A pair of generally stationary roller-bases supports the hoop assembly and facilitates rotation. The roller-bases include foot-operated brakes to prevent rotation of the assembly. A jacking-arm device facilitates the transfer of the assembly from the roller-bases to the removably connected upright rolling supports for traversing an area.01-01-2009
414434000 MOTION OR DRAFT RESPONSIVE LOAD HANDLER AND TRANSPORTER 3
20080206029Trailer support apparatus and method - An apparatus includes a trailer support, and a lift mechanism attached to the trailer support. The apparatus also includes a first drive unit attached to the trailer support, and a second drive unit attached to the trailer support. The first drive unit steers the trailer support. The second drive unit moves the jack.08-28-2008
20130064631TENNIS BALL COLLECTION DEVICE - A tennis ball collection device includes a rotating drum that rotates at a higher speed than the rotation of the wheels that carry the device. Additionally, the drum rail that operates in connection with the rotating drum to lift a ball off of a ground is allowed to move in the horizontal direction. This back and forth movement is facilitated by a spring that otherwise biases the drum rail forward to a rest position.03-14-2013
20090274541Safety cone placing device and method - Automatic placement of safety cones from a moving vehicle is provided. The preferred safety cone would have a flexible cone part. A receptacle holds a plurality of safety cones either with the flexible cone part in non-compressed position or in spring-loaded position. The receptacle is removably attached to the vehicle. A releasing means that is attached to the receptacle is controlled and advances the safety cones in an automatic and controlled fashion, one-by-one, to different locations on a ground surface from a moving vehicle. The advantage is that it automatically handles the placement of a plurality of safety cones while driving. There would be no more need for a person to manually place the safety cones. It provides for increased road safety since it decreases or even eliminates the number of fatal or non-fatal accidents as well as chronic injuries of road-workers that are involved in placing safety cones.11-05-2009
414333000 LOADING OR UNLOADING A RAILWAY CAR BY UTILIZING THE TRACTOR OF A TRACTOR TRAILER, LOAD-TRANSPORTING TYPE VEHICLE TO MANEUVER THE TRAILER, OR A PART THEREOF, ONTO OR OFF THE CAR 3
20110280697Railroad Freight Car Loading Or Unloading - The present invention relates to an apparatus and a method for railroad freight car loading or unloading. More specifically, the present invention discloses an apparatus for transferring freight among different modes of transportation including: a railway spur; zones disposed along said railway spur; an L-car disposed over said railway spur to carry said freight; an external propulsion mechanism disposed along said railway spur to move said L-car; sensors and actuators disposed in said zones to start and stop said L-car; connector rails disposed along said railway spur to direct said L-car onto roads adjacent to said railway spur, and a tractor disposed on rail to move one or more L-cars in a cluster or string. The present invention also relates to a method of transferring a container or a semi-trailer on and off an L-car with a straddling crane having portable scaffolding. The present invention also relates to a method of moving the L-car to a connector rail with a straddling crane having portable scaffolding.11-17-2011
20110280696Railroad Freight Car Loading Or Unloading - The present invention discloses an apparatus for transferring freight among different modes of transportation including: a railway spur; zones located in parallel along the railway spur; L-cars located over the railway spur to carry the freight; an external propulsion mechanism located along the railway spur to move the L-cars; sensors and actuators located in the zones to start and stop the L-cars; and connector rails located along the railway spur to direct the L-cars to desired zones.11-17-2011
20110280695Railroad Freight Car Loading Or Unloading - The present invention discloses an apparatus for loading and unloading a container or semi-trailer from a railroad freight car including: a side track located off a main line; a joint in the side track; a segmented rail connected to the joint; and a platform underlying the side track. The present invention further discloses a method of unloading a container or semi-trailer from a L-car including: moving the L-car from a main line to a side track; pivoting a segmented rail to a slant angle relative to the side track; connecting a tractor to the container or semi-trailer; and pulling the container or semi-trailer off the L-car.11-17-2011
414676000 ARTICLE SUPPORTED BY AIR AND MOVED BY MECHANICAL OR MANUAL MEANS 3
20110142586Mobile Oil Field Rig With Air Bearing Transport - A rig transport system provides an air bearing subsystem supporting a drilling and workover rig. The transport system moves the entire rig without having to disassemble the rig, including leaving the derrick in a vertical standing position, along one of a pair of parallel tracks. The air bearing subsystem distributes the rig load over a large footprint to reduce ground bearing pressure. The air bearings lift the load so that the entire rig rides on a film of air, thereby reducing moving friction by up to about 96%.06-16-2011
20090110529PNEUMATIC TRANSFER OF FINELY GROUND CLAY MATERIAL - A method for transferring a sized clay material for use in drilling fluids that includes providing the sized clay material to a pneumatic transfer vessel; supplying an air flow to the sized clay material in the pneumatic transfer vessel; and transferring the sized clay material from the pneumatic transfer vessel to a storage vessel is disclosed.04-30-2009
20110129322WAFER CONVEYING SYSTEM - A wafer conveying system includes a first conveying unit, a second conveying unit, a floating type conveying unit set between the first conveying unit and the second conveying unit for transferring wafers from the first conveying unit to the second conveying unit, two guide devices arranged at the two opposite lateral sides of the floating type conveying unit for guiding every transferring wafer from the first conveying unit through the floating type conveying unit to a predetermined location or its nearby area at the second conveying unit, and a test unit installed in the second conveying unit for testing the same area of every wafer been transferred to the second conveying unit.06-02-2011
414352000 WHEELED, LOAD-TRANSPORTING TYPE VEHICLE HAVING DRIVEN MEANS THEREON FOR ENGAGING AND MOVING LOAD HORIZONTALLY, OR WITH HORIZONTAL COMPONENT, TO OR FROM AN EXTERNAL COOPERATING MEANS 3
20120177467Apparatus and System for Facilitating Loading and Unloading Cargo from Cargo Spaces of Vehicles - A vehicle cargo space includes a rear lift gate moveable between opened and closed positions to allow movement of palletized containers into and out of the cargo space. The cargo space has a substantially horizontal floor with first and second sets of laterally spaced, parallel, longitudinal tracks. The tracks extend from the front to the lift gate at the rear of the cargo space. At least one set of tracks is positioned transverse to the longitudinal tracks. The tracks slidably support cargo container pallets. A system of actuators, guides and locks enable programmed movement of the pallets along the tracks into and out of the cargo space as well as within the cargo space.07-12-2012
20090041564Powered hand truck - The powered hand truck has a chassis supported at one end by a single axle with two independently operable drive wheels. A prime mover is provided generally medially on the chassis, driving the drive wheels and powering the forklift mechanism. An operator console extends from the end of the chassis opposite the wheels, with an operator platform extending beyond the base of the operator console. The forklift mechanism has a pantograph arrangement supported by a pivotally mounted column. The forklift mast remains parallel to the column at all times and includes a manually actuated upper extension. A storage rack and dolly may be installed upon a suitable transport vehicle for transporting the powered hand truck. The hand truck forks engage the storage rack dolly, with the dolly translating along the rack to allow the truck to be deployed from, or loaded onto, the transport vehicle.02-12-2009
20110243692MATERIAL COLLECTION BODY - The present document describes a kit for installation in a collection body, comprising a material receiver, for installation between the upper wall and the lower wall of the collection body, a tamping mechanism to allow the translation of materials disposed on the receptor and their discharge in the body, a packing mechanism to push the materials disposed in the body and compacting them.10-06-2011
414433000 ARTICLE ROTATOR, ROLLER TYPE 3
20090238668DEVICE FOR POSITIONING AN OBJECT IN ALL DIRECTIONS - The positioning device (09-24-2009
20090047109TRANSFER WHEEL DEVICE FOR A SLICER - A transfer wheel device for a slicer has a rolling pipe and an inner pipe. The rolling pipe is rotatably connected to the slicer and has multiple inlet holes formed trough an external surface of the rolling pipe. The inner pipe is rotatably mounted in the rolling pipe and securely on the slicer and has a linear suction array. The linear suction array is formed linearly on an external surface of the inner pipe and has multiple suction units. Each suction unit has a suction hole formed through the inner pipe to increase ease and effectiveness of the transfer wheel device.02-19-2009
20130115032ELLIPTICAL BEARING MANIPULATOR - A bearing manipulator for supporting and manipulating a bearing is provided. In one embodiment, the bearing manipulator includes a frame having at least one adjustable roller to support the bearing, and at least one adjustable arm to secure the bearing to the frame. The bearing manipulator further includes a motor configured to incrementally rotate the bearing.05-09-2013
414025000 HAY DISTRIBUTORS 3
20090196713BALE TOTE IMPLEMENT - A bale tote implement for a skid steer vehicle including an elongated body having a plurality of openings. Each opening is configured to receive one or more fasteners and at least one of the openings is configured to receive a fastener to retain the implement in position on a bucket of the skid steer vehicle. The implement also includes a plurality of substantially hollow gathering teeth having a first end and a second end. The first end is substantially flattened and the second end includes a support dowel inserted therein. Slots are configured to receive the second end of the gathering teeth. U-shaped fasteners are positioned adjacent the second end and through at least two of the openings in the elongated body. The U-shaped fasteners apply a retention force on the second end and the support dowel to retain the teeth in position within the slots.08-06-2009
20090162169HAY AND SILAGE FEEDER - There is disclosed a feeding device (06-25-2009
20080213066Hay bale flake-separating and flake-dispensing system and device - A chain driven push arm advances a hay bale along a bed toward an opening including a pair of vertically aligned, spaced-apart idle wheels each including plural radiating blades. As the hay bale advances along the bed, the wheels rotate freely causing the blades to impinge on successive regions of the hay bale to separate a succession of flakes from the hay bale remainder. The bed is mounted on a wheeled truck or vehicle that is towable behind a tractor as the tractor driver remotely selectively operates the push arm to dispense flakes along the ground. An optional, towable conveyor can be used to load the bed with a succession of hay bales.09-04-2008
414431000 ARTICLE ENGAGED BETWEEN ENDS FOR ROTATION AND ADVANCEMENT 2
20090041565TOOL CONSTRAINT MECHANISM - A mechanism which constrains the spatial location of a working or a focal point of a tool (02-12-2009
20090274540Filament drive mechanism for use in extrusion-based digital manufacturing systems - A filament drive mechanism comprising a rotatable component comprising a central hole defined at least in part by an internally-threaded surface, and is configured to receive a filament strand through the central hole to engage the internally-threaded surface with the filament strand. The filament drive mechanism further comprises at least one rotation mechanism configured to rotate the rotatable component, thereby allowing the engaged internally-threaded surface to drive the filament strand through the central hole of the rotatable component.11-05-2009
414132000 HAY STACK SHAPERS 2
20080199280Sugar Cane Loader Equipped With C-Shaped Chain Piler And Multiple Rails For Guiding Grab During Loading - A sugar cane loader is provided with a C-shaped chain piler including a grab pocket flanked by a pair of guide rails and including a third guide rail located at a central lower region of the grab pocket. The shape of the chain piler is such as to increase the movement of the stalks for better cleaning during piling, while the guide rails cause the grab to be moved forward during loading such that the cane stalks are moved ahead of tines projecting from the piler chains so that the tines and/or chains are not damaged when the loaded grab is lifted.08-21-2008
20080199279Chain Piler Having Forwardly Curved Profile - A sugar cane chain piler includes a plurality of endless roller chains that are supported so as to define a forwardly curved profile. A head shaft supports a plurality of transversely spaced sprockets at top region of the piler which are aligned with a plurality of sprockets carried by a tail shaft located at a lower region of the piler. Each endless chain includes a plurality of conveyor tines that project outwardly from the chain. The head shaft is driven so that the tines engage cane stalks by rolling the stalks backwards into a pile being created as the loader vehicle carrying the piler is driven forward.08-21-2008
414675000 COUNTING AIDS 2
20080286082METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR INTERRUPTED COUNTING OF ITEMS IN COUNTAINERS - Methods and systems for counting items in storage containers in an array of at least two storage containers, the method including the steps of: providing a storage array of at least two storage containers, each of the storage containers containing an unknown amount of items; providing a receiving array of at least two receiving containers, wherein the receiving containers initially contain no items; extracting a layer of the items from the storage array; inserting the layer into corresponding locations in the receiving array; repeating the steps of extracting and inserting while at least one of the storage containers is not empty; counting, for each storage container in the storage array, a productive-extraction amount; and reporting, for at least some of the storage containers, the productive-extraction amount from each storage container. Preferably, the method further includes recovering a storage identity upon recovery from a system failure that erases the productive-extraction amount.11-20-2008
20090285663PILL COUNTING TRAY - Most conventional pill counting devices are intentionally designed to be ergonomically comfortable for either right or left-handed users, but not both right and left-handed users simultaneously. In contrast, some embodiments in accordance with the invention provide a pill counting apparatus that is ergonomically comfortable for both right and left-handed users a like. In such embodiments the construction of the pill counting apparatus provides clear and inherent visual queues that enable a user to easily distinguish counted pills from bulk pills. In some embodiments a pill counting apparatus includes a pan with a symmetrically arranged first pouring spout and a tray having a symmetrically arranged second pouring spout, and the first and second pouring spouts are arranged to encourage pouring in different directions from one another.11-19-2009
414009000 HUMAN BODY OPERATED EATING AID 2
20090104004Self-feeding apparatus - A self-feeding apparatus for the disabled and elderly, which comprises: a support base a holder for an open food container, pivotally connected to the base; an article for scooping food from the container; a system for moving the scooping article from a food scooping position from the container and a food dispensing position at a selected height from the base corresponding to the user's mouth. The system includes a first arm slantingly extending from the base and a second arm, arranged in a substantially horizontal position and slidably mounted on the first arm, the food scooping article being slidably mounted on the second arm. A motor is further provided for sliding the second arm along the first arm and the food scooping article along the second arm and for rotating the food container holder. At least one tank for liquid or semi liquid food and for beverages is placed on the base and a conveyor is provided for transporting the food from the tank to the user's mouth. The apparatus also has a programming and control system that includes a mouth operable control at the outlet end of the conveyor.04-23-2009
20110293390Handicapped Self Feeder - A feeder device for feeding a user may include a supporting arm, a food tube to cooperate with the support arm and to hold food for the user, a rotating bearing to rotate the supply arm and a slider device to extrude the food out of the food tube so that the user can be fed without holding the food. The food tube may be flexible, and the feeder device may include a motor to rotate the rotating bearing. The motor may move the slider device along the supporting arm, and the motor may move between a first position and a second position. The motor may pivot between the first position and the second position, and the feeder device may include a control arm to control the rotation of the rotating bearing. The control arm may include a pin to position the rotating bearing, and the motor may be deactivated when the pin engages the rotating bearing. The slider device may include a movable nut member, and the motor may rotate a threaded shaft to move the slider device. The threaded shaft may cooperate with the movable nut member to move the slider device, and the movable nut device may be operable between a first position and a second position.12-01-2011
414678000 LAND VEHICLE OR BOAT TILTING AND LIFTING DEVICES 2
20100080679Machine designed to move objects of transportation side to side - This invention relates to a side to side article moving device that is capable of lifting an object and then moving it side to side. The device is designed to be attached under an article, such as a motor vehicle, piece of equipment, trailer or other object that ordinarily would not be capable of lateral or circular motion within confined areas. The device allows a user to remotely lift an object and move it side to side from a vantage point that is both safe and efficacious for the intended move.04-01-2010
20120121370Compact Wheelchair Platform - A wheelchair platform comprises a tilting platform for a wheelchair comprising a base to support the wheelchair in use and a back wall. The platform is pivotably connected between a pair of side supports in a compact construction. Actuators, such as hydraulic rams are operable to tilt the platform. The pivot axis for the platform is forward of the back wall and above the base. The actuators are also forward of the back wall. The platform swings forward when tilting. The base may be hinged approximately half way along its length to allow the front half to be folded over for storage.05-17-2012
414935000 ASSOCIATED WITH SEMICONDUCTOR WAFER HANDLING 1
20080317581Vacuum Processing Apparatus - A vacuum processing apparatus includes an outer chamber comprising a vacuum container, an inner chamber in which a plasma used for processing a wafer is generated, the inner chamber being detachably disposed inside of the outer chamber, a wafer holder on which the wafer is located is disposed inside of the inner chamber, and an exhausting device disposed below the wafer holder which exhausts the inside of the inner chamber. The inner chamber is sealed in air-tight manner with respect to a space between the inner chamber and the outer chamber while the space is maintained at a vacuum pressure.12-25-2008
414027000 APPARATUS FOR STRINGING ARTICLES ON A SUPPORT IN ABUTTING RELATION 1
20080273947Arrester cable support disc loader - An arrester cable support disc loading system uses a trailer mounted hydraulic piston that has a fork attached thereto. The swedge head of an arrester cable is attached to a support tool that has approximately the same diameter as the swedge head. Discs are loaded onto the handle end of the support tool and are secured to a bracket on the device such that the fork straddles the disc filled support tool. A motor is activated in order to drive a hydraulic cylinder and thus extend the piston. The extending piston slides along an I-beam and over the support tool. While so sliding, the fork presses on each disc and pushes each disc, first onto the tine end of the support tool, then onto the swedge head, and finally onto the arrester cable.11-06-2008
414133000 COAL STORAGE TYPE 1
20100272543BULK MATERIAL STORAGE AND RECLAIM SYSTEM - Systems and methods for reclaiming bulk solid material from storage stockpiles or from watercraft. A storage and reclaim system includes a support surface for supporting a stockpile of bulk material. The support surface is defined by a plurality of individual material support structures geometrically arranged and positioned with reference to each other so that the support surface is essentially continuous. Each of the material support structures in turn includes a dish or funnel-like structure having a generally conical floor surface sloping towards an individual discharge opening fitted with a discharge control gate. An array of vibrators is mechanically connected to each of the material support structures so as to introduce vibrational energy into the dish or funnel-like structures sufficient to either avoid a stable reclaim cone or to destabilize a stable reclaim cone which may form in order to maintain material discharge flow.10-28-2010
414026000 TOBACCO STRINGERS OR UNSTRINGERS 1
20090097947Bottle holder for school desk or tables - A device that allows an individual, and more particularly, a student, to hold a beverage container or other similar device in a classroom desk or table. The instant invention comprises a cylinder shape that is open on one end and closed on the other. It is approximately 5 inches in height and 4 inches in diameter with a ½ inch to 1 inch lip completely around the top of the holder. The cylinder is so designed that it fits directly into an opening on top of the desk or table. When placed into the opening in the desk or table, it is secured by the lip engaging the top of the desk or table. It is removable by pulling up on the lip. In an alternate mode, an attachment is provided wherein the bottle holder can be placed in the event there is no pre-existing hole in the top of the desk or table. The attachment can be affixed either mechanically or chemically onto the top of the desk or table at any location on the desk or table top. The bottle holder is simply inserted into the attachment and removed whenever an individual desires.04-16-2009

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