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AMSTED Industries Incorporated Patents
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AMSTED Industries Incorporated
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Chicago, IL
No. of patents:
303
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
RE29011 Railway Coupler Shank Keyslot Contour October 26, 1976
The keyslot of a railway coupler shank is modified to eliminate the interference between the coupler shank and draft key during conditions of buff or draft during vertical curve negotiation of the cars when traversing uneven track. The upper and lower walls of the keyslot diverge fro
6956307 Soft magnetic composite powder metal cores October 18, 2005
A stator core assembly for use in an electrical machine is provided. The stator core assembly includes a plurality of core components. Each core component forms an arcuate section of the stator core assembly. Each core component is comprised of at least two core component sections, with
6783610 Railway wheel alloy August 31, 2004
A steel alloy, particularly adapted for the manufacture of railway wheels is provided. Such alloy comprises essentially, in weight percentage, carbon 0.67-0.77, manganese 0.70-0.85, silicon 0.65-0.85, phosphorus less than 0.025, sulfur less than 0.025, chromium 0.18-0.25, molybdenum
6681943 Railcar draft gear assembly and system January 27, 2004
A draft gear assembly is disclosed alone and in combination with a draft sill and a coupler. The draft sill has front and rear stops defining a draft gear pocket. The draft gear assembly has a yoke, a coupler follower, a rear follower, a front resilient member and a back resilient member
6662853 Method of making bolsters and sideframes for railway car trucks December 16, 2003
The number of cores used in casting bolsters and sideframes is reduced. End cores and a center core are placed in a mold with cope and drag portions. Each core includes integrally-formed portions for defining portions of the interior surfaces of the bolster or sideframes. The integrally-
6629595 Conveyor system October 7, 2003
A conveyor system includes a first conveyor, a second conveyor and a transfer mechanism interposed between the first and second conveyors. The first conveyor has an input end, an output end, and a pair of laterally spaced belts rotating between its input and output ends. The belts define
6622776 Method of making sideframes for railway car trucks September 23, 2003
The number of cores used in casting sideframes is reduced. A pair of end cores and a center core are placed in a mold with cope and drag portions. Each core includes integrally-formed portions for defining portions of the interior surfaces of the sideframes. The integrally-formed portion
6506337 Molten metal ladle transport arrangement January 14, 2003
An arrangement of operating stations and equipment for the rapid preparation and transport of molten metal ladles and pouring tanks with covers to a pouring station of a pressure-pouring operation, and a method of providing the moving, placement and transport of the ladles and pouring
6446820 Railcar draft gear assembly and system September 10, 2002
A draft gear assembly is disclosed alone and in combination with a draft sill and a coupler. The draft sill has front and rear stops defining a draft gear pocket. The draft gear assembly has a yoke, a coupler follower, a rear follower, a front resilient member and a back resilient member
6425436 Sand core breaking apparatus July 30, 2002
An apparatus and method for extracting a cast iron pipe from a centrifugal casting machine and for also breaking the continuity of an annular sand core used to form the bell end of the pipe. The apparatus has a carrier member on which are mounted extractor carrier jaw assemblies and core
6425334 Friction shoe for freight car truck July 30, 2002
A friction shoe is provided for use in a railway freight car truck. A freight car truck comprises two laterally spaced sideframes with a bolster extending transversely between said sideframes. The bolster has two ends each of which extends into an opening in each sideframe and is support
6398047 End sill assembly with center plate casting June 4, 2002
An extended end-sill assembly for a railcar, which assembly is produced by mating a front-sill casting and back-sill casting having a transition region therebetween wherein the endsill includes a cast-in-place center plate, a support arrangement for a cushioning apparatus and a wide-mout
6397923 Pipe core clean out system June 4, 2002
A system for removing waste material from the bell end of a cast iron pipe is disclosed. The system has both a cleaning assembly and an exhaust system. The cleaning assembly has a plurality of wire brushes mounted on a shaft. The shaft is mounted on a cart that also supports a movable pa
6371033 High capacity integrated railway car truck April 16, 2002
A three piece stabilized railway car truck is provided with dimensions corresponding generally with an AAR nominal 100 ton size truck and a load carrying capability satisfactory for use with railway cars having a 315,000 pound gross weight on rail rating. Various components of the truck
6360906 Slackless railway coupler with buff/draft gear March 26, 2002
A pocket-casting is provided for a railcar slackless coupler having a draft gear subassembly for preloading the coupler assembly in the buff and draft directions, which pocket-casting and cooperating positive stops in a center-sill of a railcar limit the longitudinal travel and consequen
6318445 Riser topping gathering system and method November 20, 2001
A riser topping gathering system and method are disclosed. The system and method are used in gathering riser topping material from the riser cavities of the cope portion of a mold. A capture hood includes high-pressure air outlets and is connected to a duct system, collector and air
6305561 Draft sill with locking center pin October 23, 2001
A draft sill end casting with a locking center pin is disclosed. The draft sill has an open member with an elongate channel aligned with the central aperture of its center plate. A support shelf is within the elongate channel. A center pin has an upper retainer key supported on the shelf
6305298 Light weight draft sill October 23, 2001
The present invention provides a lightweight draft sill end casting for use with railroad cars. The cast draft sill has side walls, front and rear stops, front and rear rib sets and a center plate that are cast as a unit. The draft sill has an open area between the tops of the side walls
6302818 Tapered bushing for a roller chain October 16, 2001
A roller-chain bushing with a stress-relief opening centrally located along the seam of a rolled or roll-formed bushing has a tapered or relief segment at each bushing end to permit compressive fitting of the bushing ends into a link-plate hole thereby minimizing deformation of the bushi
6301285 Arc furnace fume collection method October 9, 2001
The present invention provides a system and method for collecting fumes from an arc furnace of the type typically used in metal foundries. The system provides an electrode hood with extended sides for improved collection of fumes from the vicinity of the electrodes. It also provides
6276283 Railway truck wear plate August 21, 2001
A wear plate for a side-frame column surface of a railcar truck assembly side frame has corner relief at the corners of the surface in proximity to the bolster and the friction shoe in the friction-shoe pocket, which friction shoe is still operable to damp the harmonic oscillations of th
6273042 Rocker assemblies for control of engine valves and method of assembling such rocker assemblies August 14, 2001
Improved rocker assemblies for use in opening a valve in an engine are disclosed, along with an improved method of assembling the rocker assemblies. The rocker assemblies have pivotable rocker arms with rocker balls and sockets as in the prior art. A retainer is used to secure the so
6272949 Air operated fifth wheel uncoupling apparatus August 14, 2001
An accessory apparatus for uncoupling a king pin of a trailer from a locking device on a fifth wheel. The accessory apparatus includes a power device such as a pneumatic cylinder suspended from the bottom surface of the fifth wheel plate to form a fifth wheel assembly. A cam is mounted o
6272759 Sideframe wheelbase gauge August 14, 2001
A gauge is provided that is useful in measuring the horizontal wheelbase of a railway freight car truck sideframe. The gauge itself is comprised of a main horizontal body section usually of a single piece of aluminum bar stock. A stationary depending leg extends downwardly and is affixed
6267574 Compacting press with picker system July 31, 2001
A press for making compacts out of raw material such as metal powder is disclosed. The press includes a removable picker system. The picker system has an elongate guide rail element and a gripper assembly fixed to a slide mounted on the guide rail. The gripper assembly may move toward an
6261043 Material moving system July 17, 2001
A material moving system is disclosed for use in a plant such as a metal foundry. There is an overhead gantry for moving a main hook and auxiliary hook. The main hook carries a container such as a scrap charge bucket. The auxiliary hook carries a multi-function auxiliary tool such as a m
6233806 Method of removing and changing brake shoes May 22, 2001
A steering arm assembly for use with railway car trucks having pivotal frames and brake systems is disclosed. The steering arm assembly has two U-shaped sub-assemblies. Each sub-assembly has two side arms connected by a center arm. The side arms each have vertical open paths between top
6227122 Side frame-bolster interface for railcar truck assembly May 8, 2001
A three-piece railcar truck assembly is disclosed. The truck assembly has two side frames and a bolster extending between the side frames. Each side frame has spaced columns defining an opening which receives one end of the bolster. Each side frame also has forward and rearward lugs at t
6224124 Parts transfer and control circuit system May 1, 2001
An assembly for transfer of roller chain link-plates between operations of a high-rate manufacturing process includes rapid, repeatable and reliable transfer apparatus; tooling for grasping the link-plates without disturbing the advancing link-plates from the completed operation, which
6216362 Method and apparatus for control of the cooling rate of cast steel railway wheels April 17, 2001
The disclosure provides an apparatus for controlling the rate of heat transfer from as-cast railroad wheels after their removal from the mold utilizing a plurality of vertically adjustable caps with a cap positioned over each wheel to control the rate of heat transfer therefrom as it is
6210073 Multi-level fluid transfer apparatus, system and process April 3, 2001
A multi-level fluid transfer system, apparatus and process. In one well bore hole, there are multiple fluid transfer devices positioned to inject a fluid, such as air, at multiple levels in the well bore hole. There are seals between the levels establishing multiple compartments. Each fl
6200525 Hold-down system for compacting press March 13, 2001
A press for compacting raw material into compacted elements is disclosed. The press has a vertically movable platen and a feed shoe on the platen. The feed shoe is urged against the platen by a pair of force-transmitting devices and lever arms. The lever arms are also connected to a fram
6199889 Reduced weight fifth wheel assembly March 13, 2001
A reduced weight fifth wheel generally mountable on a tractor for coupling between a tractor and a trailer, which fifth wheel has the approximately the same bearing surface area, a more continuous surface area by elimination of a lever-bar pin port in the bearing surface, thinner sup
6186075 Side frame-bolster interface for railcar truck assembly February 13, 2001
A three-piece railcar truck assembly is disclosed. The truck assembly has two side frames and a bolster extending between the side frames. Each side frame has spaced columns defining an opening which receives one end of the bolster. Each side frame also has forward and rearward lugs at t
6183232 Raw material delivery system for compacting press February 6, 2001
A raw material delivery system is disclosed. It is used with a press of the type used to compact raw material in a die. The press has a horizontal table with an opening in which the die is held. A feed shoe is movable across the table between an extended position where a central bore of
6173655 Side frame-bolster interface for railcar truck assembly January 16, 2001
An interface between the end of a bolster and a side frame column for a three-piece railcar truck assembly is disclosed. The bolster and side frame have several pairs of facing stop surfaces at the interface. Each pair of facing stop surfaces are at two different spacings: one spacing is
6167813 Tapered wear liner and articulated connector with tapered wear liner January 2, 2001
A tapered wear liner and articulated connector using such a tapered wear liner are disclosed. The tapered wear liner supports an annular bearing that supports the male connecting member of the articulated connector. The tapered wear liner has an outer surface that may be shaped as the fr
6149376 Pipe moving method, apparatus and system November 21, 2000
A system, apparatus and method are disclosed for moving an elongate object such as a pipe between lowered and raised positions, preferably while rotating the object to maintain its shape. The system and method use two apparatuses, an upender and a downender for moving the pipe between
6141861 Apparatus and method for control of roller chain assembly November 7, 2000
An improved assembly apparatus and method of assembling workpieces together. The apparatus includes a drive linkage with a linearly movable ram for pushing one workpiece toward the other. The drive linkage also includes a rotatable drive train. In the improved assembly apparatus, a t
6136068 Arc furnace fume collection method October 24, 2000
The present invention provides a system and method for collecting fumes from an arc furnace of the type typically used in metal foundries. The system provides an electrode hood with extended sides for improved collection of fumes from the vicinity of the electrodes. It also provides
6134786 Method for improvement of involute and lead error in powder metal gears October 24, 2000
Gears, particularly spur gears, are produced by powder metal techniques with minimal lead line error and eccentricity, which gears are preformed from powder metal, sintered, hardened and thereafter have their involute surfaces regenerated by a hard hob with a negative rake on the hob tee
6125767 Railway truck sideframe with reinforced columns October 3, 2000
The present invention provides a sideframe for use in a traditional three piece railway freight car truck comprising a pair of laterally spaced sideframes supporting a bolster extending between the sideframes. Each sideframe comprises an elongated top compression member, two diagonal
6090180 Cupola emission control system and method July 18, 2000
A cupola emission control system is provided that includes both improved physical emission control equipment and improved controls for operating such equipment. The physical emission control improvements include an orifice ring of restricted diameter above the cupola main afterburners to
6089166 Bolsters for railway trucks July 18, 2000
An improvement in cast metal bolsters for railway trucks is disclosed. The bolster has a top wall, a bottom wall and sidewalls. All of the walls have interior and exterior surfaces. Two transverse ribs extend between the top wall and bottom wall and two spaced longitudinal ribs extend fr
6081545 ARC furnace improved fume collection June 27, 2000
An arc furnace fume collection system has a plurality of duct lines leading to a common duct that leads to a baghouse for filtering dust. The supplemental duct lines have high pressure fans, blowers, or compressors and join one of the other duct lines through a nozzle. The nozzle con
6058622 Wetting of a powdery material such as a baghouse dust May 9, 2000
The present invention relates to the wetting or providing moisture throughout a container of a powdery dry material such as an emission control baghouse dust. A collection hopper container is provided which usually comprises a box like structure with a sealable cover or top. A supply
6029342 Apparatus kit and method for roller chain assembly February 29, 2000
An assembly apparatus, kit and method of making roller chain of different pitch are disclosed. The apparatus and kit include a main drive mechanism rotatable about its central longitudinal axis and a plurality of assembly stations. Each assembly station has a movable assembly mechanism t
5987051 Arc furnace fume collection system and method November 16, 1999
The present invention provides a system and method for collecting fumes from an arc furnace of the type typically used in metal foundries. The system provides an electrode hood with extended sides for improved collection of fumes from the vicinity of the electrodes. It also provides
5967053 Sideframes for railway trucks October 19, 1999
Improvements in cast metal sideframes for railway trucks are disclosed, along with improvements in the processes of casting such products and the cores used in the casting process. A radial draft is provided on the casting surrounding a bolt hole at a core parting or joint line so that
5964272 Wheel cooling tunnel October 12, 1999
The present invention provides a method of producing cast steel railway wheels. After pouring and removal from the mold, the steel wheel is processed in various steps including processing in an annealing and a tempering furnace. The wheel is then passed through a wheel cooling tunnel
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