US 1095361 A
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C. D. SEEBERGBR1K- GONVEYBB SYSTEM; nrLxon'Iol funn :um 10. 19o1 unwnn 116.111, 1910.
1,095,361. Y Patented May 5, 1914.
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G. D. SBEBERGER.
- uPLIoATIoN FILED JULY 19. 1901. BENEWED AUG. 1s, 1910.
Patented'May 5, 1914.
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UNITED STATES. 'PATENT OFFICE.
cHARLEs D. snnnmterzn, oF'ivEW YORK, N. Y., Assienon -ro cris ELEvA'roa COMPANY, sonaron-Arion or NEW JERSEY..
specification of Letters raient;
Application led July 19, 1907, Serial No. 384,534'. Renewed August 19, 1,910. Serial No. '577,996.
To all 'whom it may conce-rn.'
Be it known that I, CHARLES D. SEEBER- GER, a citizen of the United States, residing at New York, in the county of NewYork and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Conipo cending and descending runs vbetween ad-k i-eyer Systems, oi"` which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawings'.
'I hs invention relates to improvements in conveyer systems, such as moving footwuys, adapted to, provide 'transporting ascending and descending runsbetwee'n successive levels.
One of the objects of the invention is to provide a system comprising .ii-plurality of duplex conveyers in which peach conveyer provides .oppositely moving runs between successive oors or levels and each pair provides ascending and descending; runs beftween adjacent lioors or levels.
The invention also contemplates a. system of duplex conveyers in which the asjacent levels are on opposite sides of amedian line and the ascending run to'one level' is alined vertically with the' descending run io such level.
Other objects of the present invention will be apparent from the disclosure ofA its several features.
The invention consists of the organizalion and arrangement of parts hereinafter particularly described and then pointed out in the appended claims.
In the accompanyingdrawings-Figure 1 is a diagrammatic-view of my system of dup-lex conveyers providing ascending and desnding runs between' live floors or levels; l `ig. 2v is a diagrammatic plan view from the second door, portions being broken away for convenience in illustrating'the arrangement of the runs; and Fig. 31s a di`agrammatic view showing my invention providing ascending and descending runs between seven floors or levels, the series of runs on opposite sides-of a median line being moved apart bodily lengthwise in order to show each duplex conveyer individually. Tn Fig. l where the system of duplex conveyors is adapted to five levels,l, 2, 3, 4, and 5 indicate the iioors of. a-building orsucces levels and the two upper floorsare de'signated 6 and?.y
A traveling conveyervS, such as a moving,
tootway orv traveling stairway, has an en- .trance landing-9 at tloor 1 and then travels on an incline, as at 10 to an exit landing .l1 at floor v2. lFrom the landing llfthe coni'eyer passes upwardly,'as at 12, through a carriage 13, extending between tioors2 and 3, and then extends as an ent-rance landing 14 at floor 3, continuing, as at 15, to .provide a descending run which terminates in an exit landing 16 at floor 2. From the landing 16 tlieconveyer passesv downward, as at 17, through a carriage 18 between floors 1 and to the landing 9. By this arrangement it will loe-seen that the continuous conveyer 8 provides oppositely moving runs between successi-ve levels, thatfxis to say, vthe ascend-A ing run 10`connects the firstv and seconder intermediate levels and .the descendin run 15 connects the third and second or intery `termediate level, while such ascending and descending runs'have their entrance landings at the different levels with which they respectively connect. The ascendin and descending runs of the conif'eyer are in the same vertical plane, and by extending the conveyer between three floois both its ascending and descending portions are utilized to provide transportation, although such runs travel in opposite directions and connect successive pairs of iioors.
In order that there ma be transporting runs moving in opposite virections between each pair of doors or levels, for descending as well as ascending, I employ a second conveyerv which is identical with that heretofore described, except that it is turned around or arranged reversely, asvshown in Figs. 1
. and 3. The second-conveyer 19 provides an entrance landing 2 0 at door 2, an inclined transporting run 21 to the third floor, an
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exit landing22 aty the third floor, whence it passes, as'at 23. through al carriage 24 t0 the secondA floor where it forms an entrance landing 25. `It.then descends by the inclined run 26 to an exitlanding 271at floor 1 and finally passes upwardly., as at 28, through a carriage 29 tothe landing 20.
The conveyersl 8 and 19 are preferably f these machines arranged on opposite sides' f incassi common intermediate level, and arrangedv in opposite pairs as shown in Fig. 2. l From this it'is apparent that when the passenger is carried up the incline 10 to floor 2 and .wishes 'to continue `on to floor 3 he has to merely step from Vthe landing 11 to the landing 20, Figs.' 2 and 3. In descending the passenger, in the event that he desires to continue on from floor 3 to licor 1when he reaches the landing 16 ste s upon the landing 25 and is carried to t e lower level. n
t is obvious from the foregoing that by employing a pair of oppositely moving conveyers, each communicating with three floorsor. levels and transporting on its ascendingand descending runs, Iam able to accommodate or provide for continuous transportation in either, direction between three floors by only two straightaway, machines, whereb the number of machines required or suc service is reduced one-half Without in any manner reducing the carrying capacity or curtailing the service. With of a median line, as shown in Fig. 2, the exit and entrance landings at each level will be in line with eachother and will be disposed in pairs, so that a passenger maypalss di- .rectly from one to the other at any intermediate landing when traveling in either direction.
It is obvious that the invention may be extended to provide for higher levels by duplicating thearrangement shown and described to the extent necessary, and that in such case each air of conveyers will serve three oorsancl) at each intermediate level or loor the exit and entrance landings in each direction will be opposite or in pairs, so that when the machines are arranged upon the common transverse line A-B, Fig. 3, passengers may readily pass from one to the other in substantially continuous travel between any or all levels in either direction. The system thus extended is shown in Figs. 1 and 3, where 30 andl 31 indicate, respectively, the ascending and descending runs of a conveyer 32 which is similar to the conveyer-S and located over the same. A conveyer 33 providing an asccnding run 34 and a descending run 35 is located over theconveyer 19 and opposite the conveyer 32 in the same manner that the pair 8 and 19 are arranged! The oppositely moving runs 30 and 35 connect the third and fourth floors, -While the oppositely moving runs 31 and 34 connect the fourth and fifth floors. The entrance and exit landings of the conveyers 32 and 33 are arranged in the same manner as those of the conveyers 8 and 19. As will be apparent from Figs. l and 3, if it is desired to continue up from iioor 3 to floor 5, the passenger need only .step from the exit landing 22 of run 2l to the entrance landing of the ascending run` 30 which is opposite thereto and when at the top of the run 30 he steps from the exit landing of" the conveyer 32 to the entrance landing of the ascending run 34: of the conveyer 33; land to descend from floor 5 the passenger on alighting from the exit landing of the descending run 31 of conveyer 32 steps to the'entrance landing of the descending run 35 of the conveyer 33 and then from the exit landing of such conveyer across to the entrance landing 14 of the descending run 15 of conveyer 8,.-completing the descent to floor 1 by the descendlng run 26 of conveyer 19.
In Fig. 3 the system is shown as extended to seven floors. The conveyer 36 corresponds to conveyers 8 and v32 and has its runs 37 and38 in vertical alinement with the runs l0, l5, 30 and 31, and the conveyer 39, corresponding to 'conveyers 19 and 33,'
lieti/veen the first and second floors the asvending run 10 is located at one side of the descending run 26 or they are ,in parallel verticalv planes, while between the second and third floors the ascending run 21 is located at the opposite side of the descend` ing run 15, so that the runs 10 and 15 are in one vertical plane and the runs 26 and 21 nre in another vertical plane preferably parallel to the first. This arrangement continues throughout the system, so that the alternate up and down runs are alined vertically although moving in opposite directions; thus the runs 10, 15, 30, 31, etc.,'are on one side and the runs 26, 21, 35, 34, etc., are on the other side of a common median line while the runs on either side move alternately in opposite directions, as runs 10 and 30 travel oppositely to 15 and 31, and runs 26 and 35 travel oppositely to 21 and 34. By this arrangement the exit from each run of either series or side is located adjacent to the entrance of the succeeding run,
and th-is isftrue'when the passenger is travelwhen traveling in either direction to step from the exit landing of one run to the entrance landing of the next succeedingrun. The successive landings of the ascending and descending runs are arranged Opposite to each other or in-associated airs.
.The landings may be provided with shunts l2 of any suitable character, and hand-rails 43 and balustrades may also be employed.
Having described my invention what I claim is 1. A device of the class described, such as` a moving foot-way, providing successive oppositely moving transporting runs respectively connectin different pairs of levels.
2. A device o vthe class described, such as a moving foot-way, providing successive oppositely moving transporting runs respectively connecting diilerent pairs of levels, each run having a landing at each of the levels connected thereby.
3. A device of the classdescribed, such as a moving foot-way, providing successiveascendng and descending transportingI runs, each run connectinga different air of levels,
4. A device of the cla-ss described, such as :i moving foot-way. providing.A straight ascending and descending transporting runs between more than two levels, Veach rnn having a landing at each of the levels between which it extends. A v
5. A device of the class described, suchas a moving foot-Way, providing ascending and descending transportin runs successively extending betweendi erent pairs of levels and each run having a landing at a common level.
6. A continuous conveyer providing -a moving transporting run between two levels and an oppositely moving successive transporting run between one of 'such levels and another level..
7. A continuous conveyer providing successive oppositely moving transporting runs between different levels and an intermediate level.
8. A continuous conveyer providing successive oppositely moving transporting runs between diiierent levels and an intermediate level, each of said runs having a landing at the intermediate level.
9. A continuous conveyer providing sucrally alined oppositely moving ltransporting runs connecting termediate level. v
12. A conveyer having oppositely moving straight runs connecting an intermediate level with respect to upper and lower levels and adapted to transport to such intermedi- -ate level on both runs.
13.' A conveyer having oppositely moving straight runs connecting an intermediate level with respect to upper and lower levels different levels with an inand adapted to transport from such intermediate level on bot-h runs.
14. A continuous conveyer having vertically alined oppositely moving transporting runs connecting different levels with an intermediate'level, each run having alanding at the intermediate level and also at its other associated level, and end carriages between successive levels through which the conveyer passes.
15. A pair of inclined moving fconveyers connect-ing an intermediate level with respect to upper and lower levels, one of such conveyer-s bein adapted to transport to such intermediate evel on both runs and the other to transport from such intermediate level on both runs.`
16. A pair of duplex conveyers connecting an intermediate level with respect to upper and lower levels and having oppositely movlng runs, one of such conveyors being adapt eil-to transport to such intermediate level on both runs and the other to transport from such intermediate level on both runs.
17. In a device of the class described, a pair of conveyers, each conveyer providing oppositely moving. transporting runs between successive pairs of levels and with the associated conveyer providing oppositely moving runs between adjacent levels.v
18. In a device of the class described, a pair of conveyers, each conveyer providing oppositely moving transporting runs between different levels and an intermediate level and with the associated conveyer pro viding oppositely moving runs between adjacent levels, each run having a landing at vthe intermediate level opposite to the landf 21. A device of prising a plurality of duplex conveyers 1n i series of ascending movin `foot-ways proand lwith the other conveyer" providing op- ,positely moving runs between successive pairsof levels.
the class described, comwhich each conveyer provides oppositely moving transporting runs between successive pairs of levels and each pair provides ascending and descending runs between adjacent levels.
22.In a device` of the class described, a seriesof moving foot-ways providing ascending and descending runs between di'erentlevels, the alternate runs being in vertical alinement. y
23. In a device of the class described, a series of moving foot-ways. providing ascending and descending runs between diier-y ent levels, the ascending run to one level being in vertical alinement with the descending run to such level.
24. In a device of the class described, a series of moving foot-ways providing asscending and descending runs between successive levels, the runs between similar levels being arranged'side by side and the runs between successive levels alternating from side to side.
2 5. In a device of the class described, ascendin and descending moving foot-ways providing runs arranged side by side in pairs between successive levels, the runs to successive levels being arranged on alternate sides of each other.
' '26.111 a deviceof the class described, a
viding runs to successive evels in zig-zag toi-mation, and a s1m1lar series of descending moving foot-ways providing runs between the same levels,
the runs between similar levels being side by side and arranged on alternate sides of each other between successive levels. f
27. In a device of the class described, a series of ascending and descending moving foot-ways providing'straight runs moving in vopposite directions between similar levels weasel Aand arranged side by side, the exit and entrance landings of each' similarly moving series being opposite.
28. In a device of the class described, a series of ascending' and a series of descending moving foot-ways providing straight runs, the exit of each run of each series being opposite to the entrance of the succeeding run of such series.
29. In a device of the class described, a series of ascending and a series of descending moving foot-ways providing straight runs, the exits and entrances of succeeding runs of each series being at the adjacent ends of the runs of such series.
30. In a device of the class described, a series of ascending .and a series of descend-` ing moving foot-ways providing runs between successive levels, an ascending anda descending run between the samelevels, the ascending run to one and providing both level being in the same vertical plane as the descending run to such level, the runs between similar levels being side by side and arranged on alternate sides of each other between successive levels, the exit of each run of each series being opposite to the entrance of the succeeding run of such series.
31. In a device of the class described, a series of moving footdvays providing oppositely arranged runs, the alternate runs being on the same side.
32. In a device of the class described, a series of moving foot-ways providing runs arranged on opposite sides of a median line, the alternate runs being on the saine side thereof.
33. In a device of the class described, a series of moving foot-waysproviding runs Varranged on opposite sides of a median line, the runs on either s1de moving alternately in opposite directions.
34. In a device of the class described, a series of moving foot-ways providing runs arrangedl on opposite sides o a median line, the exit of one run being opposite to the entrance ot the next succeeding run.
35. In a device of the class described, a series of moving foot-ways providing runs having their landings arranged in pairs, the exit and entrance landings of each pair beiner at the same ends of their associated runs.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature vin presence of two witnesses.
CHARLES D. SEEBERGER.v
Witnesses ELIZABETH Monrron, J McRoBER'rs.