US 9,809,308 B2
Load transport and restraining devices and methods for restraining loads
Artemio Josue Aguilar, Querétaro (MX); Juan Carlos Oidor, Querétaro (MX); and Mario Oscar Ramirez, Querétaro (MX)
Assigned to General Electric Company, Schenectady, NY (US)
Filed by General Electric Company, Schenectady, NY (US)
Filed on Oct. 6, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/875,969.
Prior Publication US 2017/0096093 A1, Apr. 6, 2017
Int. Cl. B60P 7/08 (2006.01); B61D 45/00 (2006.01); B64D 9/00 (2006.01); B60P 3/00 (2006.01); B61D 3/16 (2006.01); B61C 3/00 (2006.01)
CPC B64D 9/003 (2013.01) [B61D 45/001 (2013.01); B61C 3/00 (2013.01); B61D 3/16 (2013.01)] 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A load transport and restraining device comprising:
a support structure adapted to receive a load;
a first plurality of wheels mounted to the support structure, at least one of the first plurality of wheels positioned to contact a top of a first rail of a set of rails;
a first adjustable support mounting the first plurality of wheels to the support structure, the first adjustable support being configured to selectively engage and disengage the first plurality of wheels with the top of the first rail;
a second plurality of wheels mounted to the support structure, at least one of the second plurality of wheels positioned to contact a first side of the first rail of the set of rails;
a second adjustable support mounting the second plurality of wheels to the support structure, the second adjustable support being configured to selectively engage and disengage the second plurality of wheels with the side of the first rail, wherein the second adjustable support is independently adjustable with respect to the first adjustable support;
wherein contact of the least one of the first plurality of wheels with the top of the first rail and contact of the least one of the second plurality of wheels with the first side of the first rail substantially prevents disengagement of the support structure from the set of rails.