US 2209842 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
L- B. MURRAY DEVICE FOR DISTRIBUTING SILAGE July 30, 1940.
Filed Aug. 25, 1938 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 arvua/wbom July 30, 1940.
1.. i3. MURRAY DEVICE FOR DISTRIBUTING SIIIAGE 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed Aug. 25, 1958 Patented July 30, 1940 UNITED. STATES 2,209,842 DEVICE'FOR DISTRIBUTING 'SILAG Lester B. Murray, Kenosha, I v
Application August 25,
adapted to be positioned beneath an outlet pipe with its converging end uppermost to distribute the material being dispensed from said pipe outwardly in all directions.
Still a further object of this invention, is to provide an annular diverging distributor adapted to be disposed with its converging end adjacent to an outlet pipe and having its diverging end flared outwardly to form an annular baflie for broadcasting the material dispensed from a pipe.
Still a further object of the invention, is to provide means adapted to be connected to an inverted cone shaped distributor for removably positioning said distributor beneath the open end of a pipe.
Other objects and advantages of the invention will hereinafter become more fully apparent from the following description of the drawings, which illustrate a preferred form of the invention, and wherein:
Figure 1 is a side elevational view showing the device disposed beneath an outlet pipe,
Figure 2 is a top plan view of the device as seen in Figure 1,
Figure 3 is a vertical central sectional view taken on the line 33 of Figure 2,
Figure 4 is a view similar to Figure 2 showing a modified supporting means for the distributor,
Figure 5 is a vertical central sectional view partly in elevation of the distributor as seen in Figure 4,
Figure 6 is a view similar to Figure 1 of the distributor provided with another modified form of supporting means, and
Figure '7 is a side elevational view, partly in section taken at right angles to Figure 6.
Referring more particularly to the drawings, wherein like reference characters designate like or correspondnig parts throughout the different views, I n designates a portion of a conventional outlet pipe adapted to be connected to a silo filling machine, not shown, as seen in Figure 1, which is shown merely to illustrate the application of the distributor comprising this invention and which will hereinafter be described.
The distributor includes a cone shaped member II which is provided with the outwardly flared portion I2 at its enlarged end, and which is 1938, Serial No. 226,817
adapted to be positioned beneath the open end of the pipe l0 with its closed restricted end I3 uppermost or adjacent to pipe Ill.
The distributor I I may be removably mounted beneath the pipe ID, as indicated in Figures 1, 2 5 and 3 by means of the supporting members I4 which have their corresponding ends I5 bent to engage the inner side of the cone II and to be secured thereto by the fastenings I6, with the intermediate portion extending outwardly and 10 upwardly from the diverging end thereof and with their opposite ends bent to extend toward each "other to connect with the intermediate portion of the arcuately shaped corresponding clamping members H, which are connected at 16 their opposite ends by means of the nut and bolt fastenings l8. Clamping members I! are adapted to be removably connected to pipe III, as seen in Figure 1, by means of their fastenings l8 to position the cone ll beneath the open end thereof 20 with its closed end I3 uppermost or adjacent to the pipe I0.
As seen in Figures 6 and 7, the supporting members l4 adjacent their upper converging ends are bent as seen at I9 to offset their upper con- 25 verging ends from their intermediate portions and to onset the cone I I from the clamping members II, so that the cone I I when positioned beneath the pipe III will be disposed in offset relationship relatively to the axis of its outlet end. This is 30 important where the material is being dispensed through pipe I0 under pressure so that it will be directed downwardly and outwardly of the pipe Ill rather than directly downwardly, and to insure positioning the distributor II in the line of 85 flow of the ensilage it should be ofi'set relatively to the pipe III by means of the supports l4. As best seen in Figure '7, the supporting members M are shaped slightly difi'erent from the members M, in that their'upper portions 20, in which 40 are provided the portions I9, are ofi'set inwardly relatively to the lower portions 2| by means of the diagonally disposed intermediate portions 22.
In Figures 4 and 5, another form of supporting means for the distributor I I is shown, comprising 45 a bracket 23, which is adapted to have its opposite corresponding ends secured by means of the fastenings Hi to the inner side of the cone II, with its intermediate portion 24 disposed transversely of the axis ofv the cone and provided with an 50 opening to receive one end of a rod 25 which extends through the restricted end I3 and which is adjustably positioned relatively to the cone by means of the fastenings 26 engaging the lower end of the rod 25 above and beneath the portion 24. The opposite end of the rod 25, is adjustably positioned and connected to a lug 21, through which it extends, by means of corresponding fastenings 26 which engage the upper end of the rod 25 above and beneath the lug 21. Lug 21 is formed integral or secured to one of the clamping members I! which are ada' ted to be connected to a pipe ID, as heretofore escribed. The intermediate portion of the rod 25 is curved, to position the cone l l beneath the pipe ll], now shown, and may be bent sufficiently to dispose it centrally of the open end of said pipe, as in Figure 1, or offset relatively to the open end as in Figures 6 and 7. Rod 25 is preferably threaded at its opposite ends so that the fastenings 26 in the form of nuts may be employed to adjustably mount it relatively to the clamps I! or to the cone ll.
Various changes may be resorted to provided they fall within the spirit and scope of the invention.
I claim as my invention:
1. A device of the class described comprising a cone shaped distributor, a pair of arms having inwardly and upwardly extending corresponding ends secured to the inner side of the cone shaped distributor, said arms having diametrically opposed intermediate portions extending upwardly from the enlarged lower end of the distributor, and the opposite ends of said arms being offset inwardly from the intermediate portions for detachably engaging the outlet end of a discharge pipe for supporting the distributor therebeneath.
2. A device as in claim 1, said last mentioned ends being laterally offset relatively to the first mentioned ends for positioning the distributor in ofiset relationship relatively to the axis of the outlet end of the discharge pipe.
LESTER B. MURRAY.