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Publication numberUS1617730 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 15, 1927
Filing dateJan 6, 1926
Priority dateJan 6, 1926
Publication numberUS 1617730 A, US 1617730A, US-A-1617730, US1617730 A, US1617730A
InventorsVeeder Curtis Hussey
Original AssigneeVeeder Mfg Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Counting machine
US 1617730 A
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Feb. 9 c H. VEEDER COUNTING MACHINE Filed Jan. 6, 1926 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented Feb. is, 1927.

UNITED sTATEs CURTIS nussnr vnnnnn; or HARTFORD,

PATENT OFFICE.

CONNECTICUT, A SSIGNOR TO TEE VEEDER CONNECTICUT.

' Application filed January In Letters Patent of the United States No. 1,321,137, dated December 30, 1921, and X0. 1,537,512, dated May 12, 1925, there are shown and described duplex counting masuch as weaving mills, which are operated on a two-shift basis, that is with two-shifts of operatives within the space of twentyfour hours. Some mills run on a three shift basis and the present invention has for its primary object to provide a satisfactory three-shift counting machine, with three separate counting mechanisms, each adapted to register the number of picks of a loom,

- for example, in the period of one shift, provision being made whereby each of the counting mechanisms can be operatively connected at will with the moving part of the machine of which the operations are to be registered, while the other countin mechanisms are held from movement. Ville the construction to be described has been developed with particular reference to its use for three shifts, it will beapparent that the improved construction is adaptable for use with two counting mechanisms as 7 well as for three or more. The invention is concerned mainly with the mechanical devices by which each counting mechanism is placed in operative relation with the moving part and with mechanical-devices by which the counting-mechanisms not coupled to the moving part are held from operation.

The invention will e more fully explained hereinafter with reference to the accompanying drawings in which it is illustrated and in which:

Figure 1 is a view in frontelevation of a counting machine equipped with the present improvements, portions of the front plate being broken out to show parts otherwise concealed. a,

Figure '2 is a view in horizontal section on the plane indicated by the broken lines 2-2 of Figure 1.

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Figure 3 isa view in vertical Section on the plane indicated by the broken line -3-3 of Figure 1. p

Figure 4-is a detail view, partly in eleva tion and partly in vertical section showing particularly the locating devices.

Figures 5, 6 and 7 are detail views illustrating particularly the braking devices.

In the embodiment of the invention illustrated in the drawings, there is provided a suitable casing a having a front plate a formed with Slgllt' openings a through which. the three sets of number wheels I) may be read. The numbering mechanisms may be constructed and arranged to operate in .any usual or suitable manner, each being shown as provided with a gear 11, which in this instance is conveniently formed as an internally toothed gear. at is adapted to be engaged at will by a common driving pinion e which is carried by a shifting arm f adapted to be moved in an axial direction and to be swung upon its axisto place the pinion e in engagement with one or another of the gears d.

The 'arm f is fixed on a shaft 9 which is mounted to oscillate and to have axial movement in bearings a 'carried by the casing a. The shifting shaft 9 carries at one end an operating handle g and is held normally in engaging position by a spring g'-' which bears at one end against a shaft bearing a and at the other end against a hub h which is fixed on the shaft and carries a locating or positioning arm h. The latter has at its end a pin It adapted to enter one or another of holes h in asegment h which is secured to the inside of the casing.

Also mounted in bearings a of the casin is the main drivin shaft i which is adapted as at z" to be coupled to the moving part of Each of the gears,

the machine, the operations of which are to a be registered. Tlns'shaft, in the arrangement shown, carries aworm i which engages a gear 2' on a vertical shaft i. The latter carries a worm i which engages a gear k coaxial with the'shifting shaft g. The gear k is carried by a sleeve k which is mounted loosely on the shifting shaft 9 and may be held from axial displacement by a sleeve a which is mounted in a bracket 11 of the casing. At the other end of the sleeve k is a wide faced gear 7: which meshes with an idler 11: mounted on the arm f. The idler in turn meshes with a gear [a which carries the driving pinion 6 above mentioned.

It will now be seen that by axial movement of the shifting shaft 9 against the pressure of the spring g the pinion e can be withdrawn from en agement with one of theinternally toothed gears 11 and can then be moved about the axis of the shaft 9, by means of the handle g, into position for engagement with another one of the gears (Z, 'in which engagement it will beheld by the sprin g V It is desirable that the counting mechanisms b, which are not at the time operatively connected with the driving shaft, be held againstiaccidental movement. For this purpose, there is associated with each countmg mechanism a shaft 1, which bears at one end a brake arm I held normally in contact with the periphery of the internally toothed gear (I by a coiled spring Z applied to the shaft. At its other end each shaft'l carries an arm Z, Z or i as the case may be, arranged to coact with a wide cam its formed on t e hub h of the locating arm it. As the locating arm is swung with the shaft 9 and the handle 9" to place-the pinion eein engagement with one'or another of the internally toothed gears d, the toe of the cam it coacts with the correspondingarm Z, Z or Z of the brake shaft Z of the counting mechanism to a move the brake arm Z from contact with the periphery of the internal, gear 1, the brake arms of the other two counting mechanisms being at the same time held in contact with the corresponding gears d by their respective springs 1 It will be understood that various changes in details of construction and arrangement can be made to suit different conditions of use and that, except as pointed out in the claims, the invention' is not restricted to the particular construction shown and described herein. Y

I claim'as my invention:

1.-The combination with a plurality of devices to be actuated each having a driving gear, the axes ofsaid driving gear being parallel, and a driving pinion movable axially and in an arc concentric with its axls into andout of driving engagement with each of the driving gears, and means for actuating the driving pinion.

- 2. The combination with a plurality of de-' vices to be-actuated each having an internally toothed driving gear, the axes of said driving gears being parallel, and a drivin pinion movable axially and in a plane radla to its axis into and out of driving engagement with each of the driving gears, and means for actfiatin the driving pinion.

3. The combination with a plurality of devicesto be actuated. each having a driving gear, the axes of said, driving gears being parallel and in the same plane and a driving pinion movable axially and in an arc concentric with its axis into and out of driving engagement with each of the driving gears, and means for actuating the driving pinion.

4. The combinaion with a plurality of devices to be actuated each having an internally tqothed driving gear, the axes of said driving gears bein parallel and a driving pinion movable axia y and in an arc concentric with its axes into and out of driving engagement with each of the driving gears, and means for actuating the drivin pinion.

5. The combination with a p urality of devices to be actuated each having an internally toothed driving gear, the axes of said driving gears being parallel and in the same plane and a driving pinion movable axially and in an arc concentric with its axis into and out of driving engagement with each of the driving gears, and means for actuating the driving pinion. v 6. The combination with a-plurality of de- I 4 vices to be actuated each provided with a driving gear the axes of the driving gears being parallel, of means for actuating any one of said driving gears at will from a com-- 7 mon shaft comprising a shifting arm adapted to be swung about an axis and also movable in an axial direction, a driving pinion carried by the shifting arm and means for actuatingt the driving pinion from the common sha 7 The combination with a plurality of devices to be actuated each provided with a driving gear the axes of the driving gears being, pa rallel and in the same plane, of means for actuating any one of said driving gears at will from a common shaft comprising a shifting arm adapted to be swun about an axis and also movable'in an axia direction, a driving pinion carried by the shifting arm and means for actuating the driving pinion from the common shaft.

8. The combination with a plurality'otdevices to be actuated each provided with an internally toothed driving gear the axes of the driving gears being parallel, of means for actuating any one of said driving gears at will from a common shaft comprising a shifting arm adapted to be swung about an axis and also movable in an axial direction a driving pinion carried by the shifting arm and means for actuating the driving pinion from the common shaft. 9. The combination with a plurality 0 devices to be actuated each provided with an internally toothed driving gear the axes of the driving gears being parallel and in the same plane, of means for actuating any one of said driving gears at will from a common shaft comprising a shiftin arm adapted to be swung about an axis an also movable in an axial direction a driving pinion carried by the shifting" arm and means for actuat- I ing the driving shaft.

10. The combination with a plurality of devices. to be actuated each provided with a driving gear the axes of the driving gears being parallel, of means for actuating any one of said driving gears at will from a common shaft comprising a shifting arm adapted to be swung about an axis and also movable in an axial direction a driving pinion carried by the shifting arm and means for actuating the driving pinion from the common shaft comprising transmitting gears mounted coaxially with the axis of the shifting arm and on said arm.

11. The combination with a plurality of devices to be actuated each provided with an internally toothed driving gear the axes of the driving gears being parallel and in the same plane, of meansfor actuating any one of said driving gears at will from a pinion from the common common shaft comprising a shifting arm adapted to be swung about an axis and also movable in an axial direction a driving pinion carried by the shifting arm. and means for actuating the driving pinion from the common shaft comprising a sleeve mounted concentrically with the axis of the shifting arm and carrying a wide faced gear and transmittino gears carried by said arm.

12. The combination with a plurality of devices to be actuated each provided with a driving gear the axes of the driving gears being parallel, of means for actuating any one of said driving gears at will comprisinn an arm carried by a shifting ed to be oscillated about its axis and also movable in an axial direction, a driving pinion carried by said arm, means for actuating the driving pinion, a locating arm mounted on the shifting shaft and a fixed segment shaft adapt- I for cooperation with the locating arm.

13. The combination with a plurality of devices to be actuated each provided with a riving gear, the axes of the driving gears beingparallel, of means for actuating any one of said driving gears at will comprising an arm carried by a shifting shaft adapted to be oscillated about its axis and also movable in an axial direction, a driving pinion carried by said arm, means for actuating the driving pinion, an operating arm mounted on the shifting-shaft, a spring acting on the shifting shaft to move it axially in a direction to hold the driving pinion in engagement with one or another of the driving gears of the devices to be actuated.

14. The combination with a plurality of devices to be actuated each provided with a driving gear, the axes of the driving gears being parallel, of means for actuating any one of said driving gears at will comprisin an arm carried by a shifting shaft adapte to be swung about its axis and also movable in an axial direction, a driving pinion carried by said arm, means for actuating the driving pinion carried by said arm, means for actuating the driving pinion, a brake for each of the devices to be actuated and means operated by the movement of the shifting shaft for releasing the brake of one or another of the devices to be actuated.

15. The combination with a plurality of devices to be actuated each provided with a driving gear, the axes of the driving gears being parallel, of means for actuating any one of said driving gears at will comprising an arm carried by a shifting shaft adapted to be oscillated about its axis and also movable in an axial direction, a driving pinion carried by said arm, means driving pinion, an operating arm mounted on the shiftin shaft, a brake for each of the devices to be actuated, and means operated by the oscillating movement of the shaft for releasing the brake of one or another of the devices to be actuated.

16. The combination with a plurality of devices to be actuated each provided with a driving gear, the axes of the driving gears being parallel, of means for actuating any one of said driving gears at will comprising an arm carried by a shifting shaft adapted to be oscillated about its axis and also movable in an axial direction, carried by said arm, driving pinion, an operating arm mounted on the shiftingshaft, a brake for each of the devices to be actuated, and means operated by the oscillating movement of the shaft for releasing the brake of one or another of the devices to be actuated comprising a brake shaft for each shaft and cam carried by the shifting shaft,- each of the brake shafts having an operating arm extending into the path of movement of the cam.

This specification signed this 4th day of January, A. D. 1926.

CURTIS HUSSEY VEEDER.

a driving pinion means for actuating the for actuating the

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US6318462Mar 2, 2000Nov 20, 2001Conelly Financial Ltd.Downhole anti-rotation tool
Classifications
U.S. Classification192/215, 235/110, 235/91.00R, 235/91.0PR
International ClassificationG06M1/06
Cooperative ClassificationG06M1/068
European ClassificationG06M1/06F