Abstract

An improved post clamp for a molten metal pump includes a support post clamp that supports the weight of a pump superstructure on the top of the support posts. The clamp preferably includes (a) a bottom flange for connecting to the pump superstructure, (b) a cavity for receiving an end of a support post, wherein …

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Inventors (applicants): Paul V. Cooper
Agents: Snell & Wilmer LLP (attorney)

The application was examined by Scott Kastler (USPTO dept. 1733)

Claims

  • 1. A two-piece post clamp for use in a molten metal pump, the clamp having …
  • 2. The post clamp of claim 1 wherein each piece includes a portion of the lower …
  • 3. The post clamp of claim 1 that is comprised of steel. …

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Brief Description of the Drawing

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a pump for pumping molten metal, which includes a plurality of post clamps and support posts according to the invention. FIG. 1A is a partial …

Description

Field of the Invention

The invention relates to a clamp that may be used with a molten metal pump to secure a support post to a superstructure of the pump, and a support post …

Cross-Reference to Related Applications

This application is a divisional of and claims priority to U.S. patent application Ser. No. 10/773,118, now U.S. Pat. No. 7,906,068 filed Feb. 4, 2004, and entitled Support Post System …

Detailed Description of a Preferred Embodiment

Referring now to the drawing where the purpose is to illustrate and describe different embodiments of the invention, and not to limit same, FIG. 1 shows a molten metal pump. …

More details about Support Post Clamps for Molten Metal Pumps

Miscellaneous patent data

The applicant's address - Chesterland, OH, the applicant's last name is Cooper, and his first name is Paul V., similar patents are classified under Stands or trestles as supports for apparatus or articles placed thereon, Means for attachment of apparatus, Means allowing adjustment of the apparatus relatively to the stand, allowing pivoting, flow rate sensor, Special layout of foundations with respect to machinery to be supported, Unitized heating and fluid contact means, Undercarriages for supports with one single telescoping pillar, work-spanning torch mount, Traveling grate, separate refining zone, the application number is 13/047,719 (U.S.), invented by Paul V. Cooper, the exemplary patent drawings are Perspective view of a pump, Support Post Clamps for Molten, Top view of a post, Partial side view of a support, 5 figures depict the invention details, the grant date is Jul. 2, 2013 (publication date), the invention is named Support Post Clamps for Molten Metal Pumps, the term of the patent was extended by 27 days, the primary classification By changing ambient pressure on material surface, e.g., suction has been designated to the document, the exemplary claims include number 1, the grant publication number is 08475708, the recorded agent's company name - Snell & Wilmer LLP, particularly claims a two-piece post clamp for use in a molten metal pump, the clamp…, claims 1-13 comprise the invention scope, the application publication date is Mar. 14, 2011, the inventor's city is Chesterland, state - OH, the recorded inventor's name is Cooper Paul V., the application was examined by Scott Kastler (1733 USPTO department), the invention description is illustrated by 4 drawings.

Invention classification information

The invention is classified under By changing ambient pressure on material surface, e.g., suction, for supporting on, or attaching to, an object, e.g. tree, gate, window-frame, cycle, With means to discharge molten material. The designated search classifications include By changing ambient pressure on material surface, e.g., suction, With means to discharge molten material.

Patent details
Publication number 08475708
Publication date Jul. 2, 2013
Kind code B2
Application number 13/047,719
Application date Mar. 14, 2011
Application type U
Application series code 13
Extension term 27
National classification 266/239
Total number of claims 13
Exemplary claims 1
Number of drawings 4
Number of figures 5
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