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1. (WO2012170429) JOINT FOR CONNECTING CARRIER UNITS
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Pub. No.: WO/2012/170429 International Application No.: PCT/US2012/040926
Publication Date: 13.12.2012 International Filing Date: 05.06.2012
IPC:
B65G 17/22 (2006.01) ,B65G 47/96 (2006.01)
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65
CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
G
TRANSPORT OR STORAGE DEVICES, e.g. CONVEYORS FOR LOADING OR TIPPING, SHOP CONVEYOR SYSTEMS OR PNEUMATIC TUBE CONVEYORS
17
Conveyers having an endless traction element, e.g. a chain, transmitting movement to a continuous or substantially-continuous load-carrying surface or to a series of individual load-carriers; Endless-chain conveyers in which the chains form the load-carrying surface
22
with oppositely-moving parts of the conveyer located in a common plane
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65
CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
G
TRANSPORT OR STORAGE DEVICES, e.g. CONVEYORS FOR LOADING OR TIPPING, SHOP CONVEYOR SYSTEMS OR PNEUMATIC TUBE CONVEYORS
47
Article or material-handling devices associated with conveyers; Methods employing such devices
74
Feeding, transfer, or discharging devices of particular kinds or types
94
Devices for flexing or tilting travelling structures; Throw-off carriages
96
Devices for tilting links or platforms
Applicants:
UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE [US/US]; 475 L'Enfant Plaza #6443 Washington, DC 20260, US (AllExceptUS)
CLOSE, Donald, R. [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
BOMBAUGH, Scott, R. [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
Inventors:
CLOSE, Donald, R.; US
BOMBAUGH, Scott, R.; US
Agent:
HART, Daniel; Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear Llp 2040 Main Street, Fourteenth Floor Irvine, CA 92614, US
Priority Data:
13/156,22708.06.2011US
Title (EN) JOINT FOR CONNECTING CARRIER UNITS
(FR) JOINT POUR RELIER DES UNITÉS DE SUPPORT
Abstract:
(EN) The technology disclosed provides a joint (50) for connecting carrier units (58,60) together so as to dissipate and absorb axial forces experienced by the carrier units. The joint (50) may be comprised of a joint housing (102) and an elastomeric insert (112). The housing (102) may be comprised of a body portion (114) and a head portion (103) and the head portion may include an annular flange (104) in which the elastomeric insert (112) is configured to be secured. The elastomeric joint (50) is capable of absorbing and dissipating horizontal, rotational, and vertical forces experienced by the carrier units (58,60) in non-linear travel along a track(56).
(FR) La présente invention porte sur un joint (50) pour relier des unités de support (58, 60) ensembles de façon à dissiper et à absorber des forces axiales subies par les unités du support. Le joint (50) peut être composé d'un boîtier de joint (102) et d'un insert élastomère (112). Le boîtier (102) peut être composé d'une partie de corps (114) et d'une partie de tête (103) et la partie de tête peut comprendre une bride annulaire (104) dans laquelle l'insert élastomère (112) est configuré pour être fixé. Le joint élastomère (50) est apte à absorber et à dissiper des forces horizontales, rotatives et verticales subies par les unités de support (58, 60) dans un déplacement non linéaire le long d'une piste (56).
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (BW, GH, GM, KE, LR, LS, MW, MZ, NA, RW, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AL, AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, RS, SE, SI, SK, SM, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
EP2718210EP3053858