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Number: 414/373
Name: Material or article handling > Load-transporting type vehicle and external means cooperating in the loading or unloading thereof
Description: Apparatus comprising a vehicle of a load-transporting type which is to be loaded or unloaded, and means external of the vehicle which either loads or unloads the vehicle or contributes in some manner thereto.

Sub-classes under this class:

Class Number Class Name Patents
414/376 Involving movement of load by gravity from wheeled vehicle 33
414/375 Means agitates, shakes, or vibrates wheeled vehicle or load therein to loosen load for departure from vehicle 15
414/397 Means comprises repositionable supporting and/or guiding structure (e.g., chute, etc.) for conducting load moving by gravity to a wheeled vehicle 66
414/402 Means comprises stationary guide or fixed anchor for cooperating with loading or unloading means located, at least in part, on wheeled vehicle 25
414/389 Means comprises structure for cooperating with a maneuvering, wheeled vehicle to engage and acquire a load therefrom or to give up a load thereto 33
414/374 Means decelerates moving, wheeled vehicle, load continues to move and leaves vehicle 1
414/401 Means serves to align wheeled vehicle and load receiving or relinquishing structure 335
414/390 Of driven type, for unloading a wheeled vehicle 40
414/398 Power-driven conveyor for loading a wheeled vehicle 164
414/400 Pushing or pulling device for loading a wheeled vehicle by exerting a generally horizontal force on load 101
414/399 Raising or lowering device of driven type for loading a wheeled vehicle 120

Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8182190 Unloading system and method for continuously moving rapid discharge railcars May. 22, 2012
8074576 Commuter train ferry system for commuters and their vehicles Dec. 13, 2011
8055373 Automatic wafer storage system and a method for controlling the system Nov. 8, 2011
7967543 Automatic case loader and method for use of same Jun. 28, 2011
7934897 Truck apparatus coupleable to different body types and methods of interchanging the bodies May. 3, 2011
7798240 Waste recovery station structure for beach cleaner and beach cleaner structure Sep. 21, 2010
7413393 Method for loading and unloading substructures for a mobile drilling rig Aug. 19, 2008
7296958 Grand piano lyre crutch Nov. 20, 2007
7223057 Drivable trailer May. 29, 2007
7189437 Mobile plating system and method Mar. 13, 2007
7153077 Increasing railcar capacity with auger Dec. 26, 2006
7153078 Loading and unloading station and method for load carrier of vehicle bodies, vehicles and the like Dec. 26, 2006
7114909 Trailer-tilting, load-discharge apparatus and method Oct. 3, 2006
7066704 Component feeder exchange cart, and mechanism and method for positioning component feeder Jun. 27, 2006
7059819 Private pallet-box cargo shipping system Jun. 13, 2006
6921238 Drivable trailer Jul. 26, 2005
6871823 Cargo loading system Mar. 29, 2005
6858119 Mobile plating system and method Feb. 22, 2005
6725999 Unloading apparatus Apr. 27, 2004
6705817 Method and apparatus for loading an aircraft Mar. 16, 2004
6666642 Installation for filling a sand box fitted to a rail vehicle Dec. 23, 2003
6655892 Beverage distribution system and method of its manufacture and operation Dec. 2, 2003
6543601 Unloading apparatus Apr. 8, 2003
6503379 Mobile plating system and method Jan. 7, 2003
6386560 Dolly for large appliances May. 14, 2002
6375402 Apparatus for unloading rails Apr. 23, 2002
6312208 Method and apparatus for business forms processing Nov. 6, 2001
6286805 Apparatus and method for transporting equipment between buildings Sep. 11, 2001
6086308 Cart handling system Jul. 11, 2000
6027298 Method and apparatus for business forms processing Feb. 22, 2000
5738479 System and apparatus for converting a railcar or truck trailer to multiple uses Apr. 14, 1998
5692999 Method and apparatus for business forms processing Dec. 2, 1997
RE35555 Automatic bundle loading apparatus and method Jul. 8, 1997
5630694 Integrated container handling system May. 20, 1997
5630780 Method and apparatus for business forms May. 20, 1997
5575594 Modular rail car unloading pit and method of using the same Nov. 19, 1996
5564205 Excavating machine with stowable discharge conveyor Oct. 15, 1996
5476353 Trailer apparatus with rotating platform Dec. 19, 1995
5433576 Low profile dolly and ramp assembly for a roll Jul. 18, 1995
5427497 Horizontal surge/storage silo Jun. 27, 1995
5399143 Method and apparatus for business forms processing Mar. 21, 1995
5395206 Method and apparatus for filling orders in a warehouse Mar. 7, 1995
5302071 Dust containment system for bottom dumping railroad cars Apr. 12, 1994
5213467 System for transportation of paper rolls May. 25, 1993
5183368 Apparatus for transporting light loads by means of self-propelled carriages on rails Feb. 2, 1993
5181820 Automatic bundle loading apparatus and method Jan. 26, 1993
5059084 Vacuum apparatus for installing a water proof liner Oct. 22, 1991
5037265 Method and means for lifting lateral file cabinets Aug. 6, 1991
5028197 Method and apparatus for securing a water proof liner to the walls of a container Jul. 2, 1991
5010969 Drive system Apr. 30, 1991

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