David G Anderson: Method of making polyester elastomer compression spring and resulting product. Miner Enterprises, Darbo & Vandenburgh, April 15, 1980: US04198037 (102 worldwide citation)

A preform is made by casting a copolyester polymer elastomer into a block. While the block is solidifying, pressure is supplied to the central portion thereof. After a block is formed, it is annealed and a precompression force is applied thereto sufficient to compress the block to an extent greater ...

John E Mosher: Method and apparatus for facilitating control of a railway train. Halliburton Company, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, August 16, 1977: US04042810 (95 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for facilitating control of a railway train, comprising at least one locomotive set and a plurality of articulated cars.

Godinez Jr Peter A: Locomotive signaling and control system. Genisco Technology Corporation, October 10, 1972: US3696758 (56 worldwide citation)

A control system is disclosed permitting the control of a plurality of power traction units in railroad service from a single one of such units as the master control unit. Both indicator and command signaling are provided between the various units by means of inductive couplers mounted in the vicini ...

Clyde L Sherwood: Rail semi-trailer and releasable coupler. May 3, 1988: US04741273 (55 worldwide citation)

A semi-trailer and its releasable coupler for use in rail transportation of intermodal containers and other adaptable cargo. That capability is met by structuring a centered longitudinal beam to the cargo deck and fitting it with the releasable coupler of this invention, permitting the trailer to be ...

Russell G Altherr: Articulated railway coupling. AMSTED Industries Incorporated, John L Schmitt, Fred P Kostka, Edward J Brosius, March 31, 1981: US04258628 (55 worldwide citation)

Articulating devices may be used to combine railroad cars into a semi-permanent unit. Each device includes a male and female connecting member having ends attached respectively to adjacent ends of the railroad car bodies forming the unit. A pin disposed in aligned apertures formed in the outer end o ...

Altherr Russell George: Slack adjuster for railway car couplers. February 13, 1973: US3716146 (49 worldwide citation)

A gravity-feed wedge shaped shim disposed within the coupler, is utilized as a slack adjuster in conjunction with positioning means to establish the desired minimum clearance between abutting parts to substantially compensate for slack along the longitudinal axis of the coupler.

Keith A Salis: Elastomeric spring assembly for a railcar and method of making same. Miner Enterprises, John W Harbst, April 12, 2005: US06877623 (38 worldwide citation)

An elastomeric spring assembly for a railcar apparatus is disclosed. The elastomeric spring assembly includes an elongated body of elastomeric material having a series of axially spaced members coaxially arranged and wholly embedded within the body of elastomeric material. The majority of the embedd ...

Susumu Ochiai: Fore-and-aft adjusting device for head rest. Tachi S, Browdy and Neimark, July 4, 1989: US04844544 (36 worldwide citation)

A fore-and-aft adjusting device for head rest used in an automotive seat, which is adapted for adjusting the position of the head rest in the forward and backward direction relative to the seat. In the device, provided is a friction member for that adjustment purpose, which is embracingly supported ...

Russell G Altherr, John W Kaim: Slackless railway coupler connection. AMSTED Industries Incorporated, Edward J Brosius, Fred P Kostka, June 26, 1984: US04456133 (36 worldwide citation)

A railway coupler connection is provided for use in a coupler shank-yoke or a drawbar-yoke configuration. Self adjusting slack reduction is provided by a wedge shaped shim or an angled follower block. Vertical and horizontal angling of the coupler connection is provided for by the curved shape of th ...

H Neil Paton: Railway car draft gear with slack adjustment and cushioning. Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, July 30, 1985: US04531648 (35 worldwide citation)

The draft gear includes a slack adjustment and cushioning assembly mountable within a female connector for pin connection with a male connector inserted therein. The assembly is made up of a follower which contacts the rear end of the male connector, a slack adjustment wedge, a buff taper plate coop ...