skip to main content
DOE Patents title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Stabilizing chock assembly for caster wheel and associated method of use

Abstract

A stabilizing chock assembly for a caster wheel or the like, including: a first stabilizing member or piece and a second stabilizing member or piece; and a clamping mechanism coupling the first stabilizing member to the second stabilizing member, the clamping mechanism operable for selectively biasing the first stabilizing member and the second stabilizing member together about a wheel; wherein the first stabilizing member and the second stabilizing member collectively define a conformal recess that is configured to selectively receive and retain a lower portion of the wheel. Optionally, the first stabilizing member and the second stabilizing member each define an arcuate ramp structure that forms a portion of the conformal recess. Optionally, the chock assembly also includes a friction surface disposed on a bottom surface of each of the first stabilizing member and the second stabilizing member.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC, Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1464750
Patent Number(s):
10,035,499
Application Number:
15/253,211
Assignee:
Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
DOE Contract Number:  
NA0001942
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2016 Aug 31
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Lovelady, Michael Wayne Joseph. Stabilizing chock assembly for caster wheel and associated method of use. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Lovelady, Michael Wayne Joseph. Stabilizing chock assembly for caster wheel and associated method of use. United States.
Lovelady, Michael Wayne Joseph. Tue . "Stabilizing chock assembly for caster wheel and associated method of use". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1464750.
@article{osti_1464750,
title = {Stabilizing chock assembly for caster wheel and associated method of use},
author = {Lovelady, Michael Wayne Joseph},
abstractNote = {A stabilizing chock assembly for a caster wheel or the like, including: a first stabilizing member or piece and a second stabilizing member or piece; and a clamping mechanism coupling the first stabilizing member to the second stabilizing member, the clamping mechanism operable for selectively biasing the first stabilizing member and the second stabilizing member together about a wheel; wherein the first stabilizing member and the second stabilizing member collectively define a conformal recess that is configured to selectively receive and retain a lower portion of the wheel. Optionally, the first stabilizing member and the second stabilizing member each define an arcuate ramp structure that forms a portion of the conformal recess. Optionally, the chock assembly also includes a friction surface disposed on a bottom surface of each of the first stabilizing member and the second stabilizing member.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {7}
}

Patent:

Save / Share:

Works referenced in this record: