US 11,654,942 B2
Autorack deck adjustments
Kenneth Huck, Fairview, TX (US); Christopher C. Harkey, Dallas, TX (US); Lee Reitz, Euless, TX (US); and Kyle R. Coston, Forney, TX (US)
Assigned to TRINITY NORTH AMERICAN FREIGHT CAR, INC., Dallas, TX (US)
Filed by Trinity North American Freight Car, Inc., Dallas, TX (US)
Filed on Apr. 21, 2020, as Appl. No. 16/854,514.
Application 16/854,514 is a division of application No. 15/797,740, filed on Oct. 30, 2017, granted, now 10,676,109.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/415,766, filed on Nov. 1, 2016.
Prior Publication US 2020/0247435 A1, Aug. 6, 2020
Int. Cl. B61D 3/18 (2006.01)
CPC B61D 3/187 (2013.01) [B61D 3/18 (2013.01)] 4 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An apparatus comprising:
a deck of an auto rack car;
a ball screw removably coupled to the deck of the autorack car;
a travelling nut configured to engage the ball screw;
a link coupled to the travelling nut; and
a pin configured to couple the link to the deck of the auto rack car such that when the link is coupled to the deck of the autorack car, the travelling nut adjusts a height of the deck in the auto rack car when the ball screw is turned, and when the link is not coupled to the deck of the autorack car, the travelling nut does not adjust the height of the deck in the auto rack car when the ball screw is turned.