Apparatus and method for lifting and moving an axle of a rail vehicle

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9925991
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14588051

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An apparatus for lifting and moving an axle of a rail vehicle includes a frame, a pair of rollers rotatably mounted to the frame to movably support the frame on a railroad track rail, and a pair of wedges mounted to the frame having mutually opposed ramped faces. The pair of wedges adjustable along the frame between a first position in which the ramped faces bracket, but do not contact, a rail vehicle wheel that rests on the track rail, and a second position in which the ramped faces engage the circumference of the wheel to support the wheel at a height above the railroad track rail. The apparatus further includes at least one jacking device for urging the wedges toward one another from the first position to the second position.

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GE GLOBAL SOURCING LLC901 MAIN AVENUE NORWALK CT 06851

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Hou, Suyu Katy, US 5 16
Kumar, Ajith Kuttannair Erie, US 371 6923
Richter, Dennis Lawrence Park, US 8 88
Worden, Bret Dwayne Erie, US 103 774
Zhang, Jingjun Lawrence Park, US 43 73
Zirin, Robert Michael Niskayuna, US 23 253

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