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Publication numberUS1004715 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 3, 1911
Filing dateOct 22, 1910
Priority dateJun 30, 1910
Publication numberUS 1004715 A, US 1004715A, US-A-1004715, US1004715 A, US1004715A
InventorsJoseph J Valiquett, Charles F Roush
Original AssigneeJoseph J Valiquett, Charles F Roush
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Means for elevating and handling dirt, sand, or the like.
US 1004715 A
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J. J. VALIQUETT & G. P. ROUSH. MEANS FOR BLBVATING AND HANDLING DIRT, SAND, on THE LIKE.

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arena JOSEPH J'. VALIQUE'IT AND CHARLES F. ROUSH, 0F TOLEDO, OHIO.

MEANS FOR ELEVATING AND HANDLING DIRT, SAND, OR THE LIKE.

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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented (bet. 3, 1911.

Original application filed June 30, 1910, Serial No. 569,654. Divided and this application filed October 22, 1910.. Serial No. 588,555.

T 0 aZZ whom it may concern:

Be it known that we, JOSEPH J. VALI- QUETT and CHARLES F. ROUSI-I, citizens of the United States, and residents of Toledo, in the county of Lucas and State of Ohio, have invented a certain new and useful Means for Elevating and Handling Dirt, Sand, or the Like; and we do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to the figures of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.

Our invention relates to means for elevating and handling dirt, grain or other matter, and may be used in connection with any machines for which it may be adapted or appropriate, such for instance, as sand working machines of the type described in our former United States application Serial No. 569,654, filed June 30, 1910, of which this is a divisional part, grading machines, etc.

The object of our invention is the provision of a simple and highly efficient mechanism of this class, which is capable of acting on dirt, sand or other matter to lift and convey it to a predetermined point.

The invention is fully described in the following specification, and, while in its broader aspect, it is capable of embodiment in numerous forms, a preferred embodiment thereof is illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which,

Figure 1 is a plan of the features comprising our invention mounted on a portable frame. Fig. 2 is a side elevation thereof. Fig. 3 is a cross-section on the line 8, 3 in Fig. 2. Fig. 4 is a side elevation of a slightly modified form of our invention, with a portion of the supporting frame broken away, and Fig. 5 is an enlarged detail of a portion of the elevating wheel of such modified form.

In the illustration of our invention we have shown it as mounted on a portable frame 1, which may constitute the frame of any machine with which it may be desired to associate the invention. The frame 1 is provided with supporting wheels 2 to render it portable.

Disposed within the frame 1 and supported thereby is an elevating wheel 3, which comprises the disk 4 at one end, the ring 5 at the opposite end, and the lifting blades 6, which blades connect and are secured at their ends to the inner side of the disk 4 at its edge and to the inner side of the ring 5, as shown. The disk 4 has its hub 4 loosely mounted in the present instance on a hollow spindle 7, which projects inwardly from a standard 8 rising from the adjacent side beam of the frame 1.

Carried by and at the outer sides of the disk 4 and ring 5 concentric to the axis thereof and laterally spaced therefrom are rings 9 the outer peripheries of which are shown as being toothed to form sprockets for drive chains 10, 10 by which the wheel 3 may be driven as hereinafter described. The end of the wheel 3 which is opposed to the disk 4 is mounted for rotary movements upon a set of idler rolls 11 which are carried by a frame 12, mounted on the adjacent side beam of the frame 1, and are peripher ally grooved to receive the inner edge of the associated'sprocket ring 9. The blades themselves are preferably spirally arranged and transversely curved as indicated to facilitate the picking up and elevating of matter from a subjacent surface with which the lower edge of the wheel may have contact. The transverse curving of the blades, as shown, also adapts them to serve at their outer edges as cutters for trimming or scraping a subjacent surface, thus adapting the wheel for use in road scrapers or the like.

The matter which is scraped from a subjacent surface by the blades of the wheel 3 and elevated thereby is permitted to fall inwardly therefrom by gravity when the blades reach a predetermined height and to drop within a hopper or other receiving member 13 located within the wheel substantially centrally thereof. The matter which drops into the receptacle 13 is discharged therefrom through a delivery trough 14 to one side of the machine or it may be directed to any other point of discharge as desired.

To facilitate a discharge of matter from the receptacle 13 it is mounted at its inner end upon a plunger 15, the free end of which plunger works into the wheel spindle 7, being guided thereby for reciprocatory mo-vements, and bears against the face of the cam disk 16. The receptacle 13 is shown in the present instance as being supported 'at its outer end by spring standards 17, which rise from the associated side beam of the frame 1 and in addition to supporting the outer end of the receptacle exert a spring tension inwardly upon the receptacle to maintain the free end of the plunger 15 in yielding contact with the cam surface of the disk 16. Upon arotation of the camdisk 16, which is eifected as hereinafter described, it cooperates with the springs 17 to effect a rapid vibration of the receptacle 13 to assist in discharging matter therefrom.

The means for driving the wheel 3 and cam disk 16 is shown, in the present instance, as comprising a motor 18, the shaft of which, at one end, carries gears 19 and 20, the former of which drives one of the chains 10 which drives the wheel 3, while the latter drives a chain 21 which passes over a sprocket wheel 22 mounted 011 the shaft with the cam disk 16. The other end of the motor shaft carries an internal gear 23, which drives a gear 24 carried by a shaft 25. A sprocket wheel 26 is mounted on the shaft 25 and drives the other one of the chains 10. One set of the wheels 2 supporting the frame 1 is shown as being driven from the motor 18 but to a gear 27 on the shaft 25 driving a gear 28 on the shaft 29, which shaft carries gears 30, 30 in mesh with gears 31, 31 fixed to the inner sides of the associated wheels 2.

In the modification shown in Figs. 4c and 5, 35 designates the elevating wheel, which is shown as being of similar construction to the wheel 3 of the form previously described, except that the open spaces between the inner edges of the blades 36 of such wheel are closed in the present instance by plates 37 fitted therebetween. As the closing of the spaces at the inner edges of the blades 36 prevents the matter elevated thereby from falling inwardly within the wheel but carries such matter to and dumps it at the rear of the wheel, a hopper or receiving receptacle 39 is carried by the frame 1 in suitable position to receive such matter. The hopper 39 has a discharge outlet 40 for directing the discharge of matter therefrom and may either be stationary or vibrated as may be desired. The means shown for driving the wheel 35 is similar to the drive means shown in Figs. 1 to 3 and will therefore not be described.

It is apparent that the mechanism described provides a simple and eflicient means for scraping matter from a subjacent surface and elevating it to a predetermined height where it may either be discharged within the elevating wheel into a receptacle disposed therein or carried over the wheel and discharged into a receptacle at the rear thereof.

e wish it understood that our invention is not limited to any specific construction or arrangement of the parts except in so far as such limitations are specified in the claims.

Having thus described our invention, what we claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is,-

1. The combination with a hollow rotatable member having blades for the elevating of matter to a predetermined point, of a receptacle located within said member for catching matter elevated by the blades, said receptacle being reciprocally movable, means yieldingly retaining the receptacle in one posit-ion of its movement, and cam means acting on a part of the receptacle for imparting reciprocatory movements thereto in one direction against the tension of said yielding means.

2. The combination with a hollow wheel having peripheral material elevating blades, of a receptacle located within the wheel for catching matter elevated by the blades, said receptacle being capable of reciprocatory movements, means yieldingly holding the receptacle in one position of its movement, a plunger projecting from the receptacle, and cam means for acting on said plunger to cooperate with said yielding means to impart reciprocatory movements to the receptacle.

3. The combination with a member having an endless set of blades for lifting matter to a predetermined height and then discharging it within the member, of a delivery chute within the member for catching the matter discharged therein, said chute being mounted for reciprocatory movements, means yieldingly retaining the chute in one position of its movement, a plunger projecting from the chute, a guide for said plunger, a rotary cam for acting on the end of said plunger to cooperate with said yielding means to impart reciprocatory movements thereto and to the chute, and means for driving said cam.

41. In combination, a rotary wheel having one side open and provided with a series of peripheral blades for elevating matter to a predetermined height and then discharging it within the wheel, a stub shaft for the closed side of said wheel, a delivery chute having a part located within the wheel for catching matter discharged from the blades, said chute being reciprocally movable, means yieldingly holding the chute in one position of its movement, a plunger projecting from signed our names to this specification in the the chute and Within said shaft, a rotary presence of two subscribing Witnesses.

cam for acting on the end of said plunger to JOSEPH J. VALIQUETT. impart movements thereto against the ten- CHARLES F. ROUSH. sion of said yielding means When the cam is Witnesses:

rotated, and means for rotating said cam. M. G. GAsKELL, In testimony whereof, We have hereunto C. W. OWEN.

Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of latents,

' Washington, D. G.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification37/189, 172/113
Cooperative ClassificationE02F3/205