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Iot service meter unit transmitter

A method for servicing an apparatus based on the time of operation of the apparatus, wherein the apparatus includes a controller bus and a diagnostic port in communication with the bus, comprises plugging a service meter unit into the diagnostic port and sending a signal related to the time of operation of the apparatus or other service meter unit to a location remote from the apparatus.. . ... Caterpillar Inc

Valve cover extension tube with integrated sensor

A tube assembly for monitoring a fluid dispensed into a fluid fill port is disclosed. The tube assembly may include a tube body disposed between a first and second open end. ... Caterpillar Inc

Dragline bucket with adjustable placement of chain connections

A bucket comprises a first attachment region, a second attachment region, and a third attachment region configured to connect to flexible members, each attachment region including a plurality of attachment points.. . ... Caterpillar Inc

Dragline bucket rigging with active tilt device

A method for moving material efficiently using a machine with a bucket comprises determining at least one of the following variables: location of the material to be moved relative to the machine, type of material to be moved, orientation of the surface of the material to be moved, and the desired direction for moving the bucket to move the material, and changing the orientation of the bucket relative to the machine based on any one of these variables.. . ... Caterpillar Inc

Bucket for implement system having symmetrical tooth mounting members

A bucket for an implement system includes a bucket body, and a first tooth mounting member and a second tooth mounting member forming first and second corners of the bucket body. The first and second tooth mounting members may be identical to one another, and are each bilaterally symmetrical. ... Caterpillar Inc

Rotary mixer

Disclosed is a rotary mixer and method of operating such. The rotary mixer may comprise a frame, an arm pivotally connected to the frame, a mixing chamber, a cantilevered rotor and a gearbox. ... Caterpillar Inc

Suspension assembly for a machine

A suspension assembly for a machine is provided. The suspension assembly includes a first suspension structure and a second suspension structure. ... Caterpillar Inc

Engine and control strategy for injecting augmenting fuel to stream of gaseous fuel and air

A control system for a spark-ignited gaseous fuel engine includes a fuel quality sensing mechanism, and a control device structured to receive data produced by the fuel quality sensing mechanism indicative of a change in energy content of a stream of gaseous fuel and air, and to vary an amount of an augmenting fuel that is injected into the stream of gaseous fuel and air based on the data. The strategy has application to low energy gaseous fuel and air mixtures such as are produced in mine ventilation.. ... Caterpillar Inc

Adjustable pallet

A pallet for transporting a plurality of differently shaped parts is disclosed. The pallet including a rectangular base having a planar top surface, the top surface having a plurality of holes arranged thereon in a round staggered configuration, a bottom support connected to the underside of the rectangular base, each ski located along the underside of an edge of the rectangular bed, four rectangular pillars located at the four corners of the rectangular base and extending upwardly.. ... Caterpillar Inc

Machine having positioning system for preventing miscoordination of gathering head and cutting implement

A machine includes a gathering head and a cutting implement, with the gathering head and cutting implement having overlapping ranges of motion such that adjusting of the gathering head and cutting implement is coordinated to avoid collision. A positioning system of the machine includes a control device configured to prevent miscoordination of the gathering head and cutting implement by controlling a position of the gathering head based upon a state of progress of the cutting implement in a cutting cycle.. ... Caterpillar Inc

Augmented reality display for material moving machines

A material moving machine including an implement, a camera, an augmented display, and a controller including an image generator. The controller is programmed to store a three-dimensional model of underground features of the terrain, capture an implement image comprising the implement and terrain, generate through the image generator a superimposed image by superimposing corresponding portions of the implement image and the three-dimensional model of underground features, generate a virtual trench based on the position of the implement, overlay the virtual trench on the superimposed image to generate an augmented reality overlay image comprising the virtual trench and the superimposed portions of the implement image and the three-dimensional model of underground features, generate through the image generator the augmented reality overlay image, and display the augmented reality overlay image on the augmented display.. ... Caterpillar Inc

Working machine

Provided is a work machine which is capable of accurately preventing a work device from interfering with a load receiving member without separately using a dedicated device. A work machine includes a controller which at least controls rotating of an upper rotating body and vertical movement of a boom in accordance with operation by an operator. ... Caterpillar Inc

Control system and operating method in machine having rotatable operator station

A control system for a machine with a rotatable operator station includes sensors to produce data indicative of suitability and unsuitability of the machine for initiating and completing adjustment, respectively, between a first control configuration where the operator station is at a first orientation and a second control configuration where the operator station is at a second orientation. A control device in the control system transitions the control system between a locking state for inhibiting rotation of the operator station and an unlocking state for permitting rotation, based on the suitability data and the unsuitability data.. ... Caterpillar Inc

Filter housing

A filter housing is provided. The filter housing includes a circumferential rib provided on an outer surface thereof. ... Caterpillar Inc

08/23/18 / #20180238027

Hydraulic pump control system of hydraulic working machine

A hydraulic working machine is provided that uses a variable displacement pump and open center type flow rate control valve for a controlling a hydraulic actuator, and has a negative control throttle disposed in a center bypass oil passage to generate a negative control pressure. A hydraulic pump control system performs virtual bleed-off control for reducing the bleed-off flow rate of the center bypass oil passage, and can operate the hydraulic actuator with the same performance as an open center control. ... Caterpillar Inc

08/16/18 / #20180234626

Display system for a machine

A display system for a machine includes multiple imaging devices configured to capture image data of an environment around the machine. The display system includes a position sensor configured to generate signals indicative of position of an operator seat. ... Caterpillar Inc

08/16/18 / #20180230894

Vented pre-chamber assembly for an engine

A prechamber assembly for a cylinder of a combustion engine is disclosed in which a plurality of ports placing a prechamber volume in fluid communication with the cylinder. A non-actuated, fixed orifice extends between the prechamber volume and a passageway formed in the prechamber assembly to permit combustion gases in the prechamber volume to enter the passageway. ... Caterpillar Inc

08/16/18 / #20180229732

Powertrain operation and regulation

One or more powertrains can include a motor-generator disposed therein that is electrically coupled to an energy storage device through an inverter gate. A regulation strategy can monitor operation of the powertrain to regulate the inverter gate to selectively discharge energy from the energy storage device to the motor-generator to assist the powertrain or to charge energy from the motor-generator to the energy storage device for future use. ... Caterpillar Inc

08/16/18 / #20180229565

Cladding structure and method

A cladding structure and method for cladding machine components to inhibit crack propagation includes at least one set of primary bands, with each primary band being deposited adjacent to and abutting at least one other primary band, forming at least one inter-pass clad boundary, and at least one set of secondary bands deposited in a spaced configuration and oriented so as to intersect at least one inter-pass clad boundary.. . ... Caterpillar Inc

08/09/18 / #20180225578

System for analyzing machine data

A system for remote monitoring of a machine is provided. The system includes a data store to store machine data associated with an operation of the machine. ... Caterpillar Inc

08/09/18 / #20180224280

Iterative estimation of centripetal accelerations of inertial measurement units in kinematic chains

A method for determining centripetal accelerations of pivotally coupled rigid bodies arranged in a series, where the series includes a rigid body arranged between a previous rigid body and a next rigid body, includes determining the centripetal acceleration of the next rigid body and the centripetal acceleration at an inertial measurement unit (imu) coupled to the next rigid body based on measurements and calculated parameters from the rigid body and the next rigid body. The centripetal acceleration of the next rigid body and the centripetal acceleration at the imu coupled to the next rigid body are determined without using measurements or calculated parameters from the previous rigid body.. ... Caterpillar Inc

08/09/18 / #20180224221

Tube-to-header slip joint for air-to-air aftercooler

An air-to-air aftercooler (ataac) configured to cool compressed air from an air compressor is disclosed. The ataac may comprise a header at a cold end, and a plurality of core tubes. ... Caterpillar Inc

08/09/18 / #20180224216

High temperature capable tube-to-header mechanical joint for air-to-air aftercooler

An air-to-air aftercooler (ataac) configured to cool compressed air from an air compressor is disclosed. The ataac may comprise a first header. ... Caterpillar Inc

08/09/18 / #20180223831

Pump monitoring and notification system

A pump monitoring and notification system for a hydraulic pump includes a transmission speed sensor and a controller. The transmission speed sensor is associated with a transmission connected to the pump to determine an output speed of the transmission. ... Caterpillar Inc

08/09/18 / #20180223764

Electric fuel pump uninterrupted power supply

A fuel system for a machine is disclosed. The fuel system may include a fuel pump, a pump motor configured to drive the fuel pump, and a pump controller. ... Caterpillar Inc

08/09/18 / #20180223758

Machine system having fluid shutoff valve, and method

A machine system includes a machine, a fluid conduit connected with the machine, and a shutoff valve. The shutoff valve includes a gate swingable through a fluid flow path through the fluid conduit between an open position and a closed position to interrupt a flow of fluid through the fluid conduit to the machine. ... Caterpillar Inc

08/09/18 / #20180223756

Thermal management of aftertreatment systems

A method for operating an aftertreatment system of an engine is disclosed. The method includes measuring, using one or more sensors, at least one operating parameter of the engine system; estimating, by a controller, a mass of hydrocarbon retained by an aftertreatment component using the at least one operating parameter; determining, by the controller, a percent load of hydrocarbon using the mass of hydrocarbon; comparing, by the controller, the percent load to a predetermined hydrocarbon load threshold; and providing at least one alert indicating a need to initiate a stepwise increase in an engine power to one or more predetermined engine speeds for one or more predetermined durations, if the percent load exceeds the predetermined hydrocarbon load threshold.. ... Caterpillar Inc

08/09/18 / #20180223745

Dual fuel cylinder deactivation control system and method

An engine control system includes a dual fuel internal combustion engine, a fuel system including a liquid fuel source and a gaseous fuel source, and a controller. The engine control system further includes a liquid fuel control module and at least one gaseous fuel control module associated with a first and second subset of cylinders, each communicatively connected over a network. ... Caterpillar Inc

08/09/18 / #20180223719

Housing for aftertreatment systems

A housing for an aftertreatment system is disclosed. The housing includes a wall that defines an interior cavity. ... Caterpillar Inc

08/09/18 / #20180223701

Hydraulic lash adjuster

A replaceable hydraulic lash adjuster and method for assembling such are disclosed. The replaceable hydraulic lash adjuster includes a body, a piston, a check valve and a spring. ... Caterpillar Inc

08/09/18 / #20180223503

Working machine

Provided is a work machine to which a camera device is easily attached while suppressing replacement and addition of components in a machine body and which is capable of switching between securing visibility and protecting a camera main body as needed. A bracket of a camera device and a mount portion at a lower end of a handrail are fastened and attached together on the right side of an upper rotating body with a bolt. ... Caterpillar Inc

08/09/18 / #20180223501

Pull-slip control system for track-type tractor and track-type tractor operating method

Operating a tractor with a front ground-engaging implement and a back ground-engaging implement includes calculating an error between a real-time pull-slip ratio and a target pull-slip ratio, and engaging the back ground-engaging implement with material of an underlying substrate to reduce the error. Related hardware and control logic are also disclosed.. ... Caterpillar Inc

08/09/18 / #20180223411

Rapid nitriding through nitriding potential control

A disclosure is directed to a method for rapidly nitriding steel, the method including: placing the steel in a furnace having an atmosphere comprising partially dissociated ammonia gas; heating the steel to a highest temperature in a range of 400 to 600° c. While holding a nitriding potential below 15 atm−1/2 during heat-up from 400° c. ... Caterpillar Inc

08/09/18 / #20180222729

Counterweight attachment and removal device and combination of same with counterweight

A counterweight attachment and removal device which can connect lifting assemblies and a counterweight without precisely adjusting the construction machine position and the counterweight position, and which can attach the counterweight to adjust lateral direction. The device (18) includes a link (28) which is connected pivotally to the rear end of the construction machine, and a pair of coupling units (32, 32) which are connected to the leading end of the link (28). ... Caterpillar Inc

08/09/18 / #20180222488

Tire management system and method

A system for managing a plurality of machines is provided that includes a plurality of machines, each having a control module and a tire sensor associated with a tire on the machine. The tire sensor is configured to measure tire data including at least one of tire temperature and tire pressure. ... Caterpillar Inc

08/02/18 / #20180217108

Ultrasonic sensing wear life of ground engaging tools

A wear life sensing system may use nondestructive testing techniques to determine when ground engaging tools (gets) are worn down and reach the ends of their useful wear lives. The wear life sensing system may include a wear sensing body and a wear sensor assembly embedded within the body of the get. ... Caterpillar Inc

08/02/18 / #20180216769

Hose coupler for transferring fluids from a machine

A hose coupler is disclosed. The house coupler may have a coupler body. ... Caterpillar Inc

08/02/18 / #20180216522

Vee engine dual inboard camshaft system

An internal combustion engine includes a cylinder case that includes a first geartrain disposed on a front end of the cylinder case and a second geartrain disposed on a rear end of the cylinder case. The first geartrain drives a first camshaft, and the second geartrain drives a second camshaft, the first and second camshafts having respective rotational axes that are parallel.. ... Caterpillar Inc

08/02/18 / #20180216518

Remanufactured prechamber device and method

A prechamber ignition assembly for an internal combustion engine includes a base attached to a remanufactured prechamber ignition device at a base weld interface. The remanufactured prechamber ignition device includes a new tip formed of a tip material, and a root formed of a root material, with a used body formed of a body material disposed therebetween. ... Caterpillar Inc

08/02/18 / #20180216425

System for disassembling components of a drill string

A system for disassembling components of a drill string includes a primary wrench, a secondary wrench, and a bit removal basket. The primary wrench has a pair of jaws in which at least one of the jaws is moveable in relation to the other. ... Caterpillar Inc

08/02/18 / #20180215022

Screw tensioning device

A screw tensioning device 2, 102 for tensioning or loosing tensionable screw connections comprises a fixation element 4, 104 to be connected to a screw 6, 106, a support element 8, 108 moveable relative to the fixation element 4, 104. The support element 8, 108 is arranged moveable relative to the fixation element 4, 104 to apply tension to or remove tension from the screw 6, 106. ... Caterpillar Inc

07/26/18 / #20180209415

Pump failure differentiation system

A pump monitoring and notification system for a hydraulic pump includes an accelerometer and a controller. The accelerometer is associated with the hydraulic pump and is disposed relative to the hydraulic pump to generate acceleration data indicative of acceleration of the hydraulic pump. ... Caterpillar Inc

07/26/18 / #20180209390

Filter for a fuel injector

A fuel injector filter is disclosed. The filter may include an inner ring concentrically surrounded by an outer ring. ... Caterpillar Inc

07/26/18 / #20180209269

Cutting bit carrier for cutting bits

The present disclosure relates to a cutting bit carrier for hard rock mining applications. Usually, replacing worn cutting bits may take much effort and may be time consuming. ... Caterpillar Inc

07/26/18 / #20180209120

Surveying system and method using mobile work machine

A surveying system is provided having a work machine with at least one sensor configured to produce a signal indicative of a longitudinal pitch of the work machine and a lateral roll of the work machine. The work machine additionally includes a locating device configured to determine the location of the work machine, a communicating device configured to communicate over a network, and a controller in communication with the at least one sensor and the locating device. ... Caterpillar Inc

07/26/18 / #20180208251

Nodes for frame structures

A node for interconnecting frame members of a frame, the node including a single piece node body. A plurality of cup-shaped node connectors are disposed on the node body. ... Caterpillar Inc

07/26/18 / #20180208011

Vehicle suspension control system

A vehicle suspension control system is disclosed for use in load-carrying vehicles. The system controls a response of a suspension cylinder configured to support a main body of a vehicle in relation to a ground-contacting portion of the vehicle. ... Caterpillar Inc

07/19/18 / #20180206357

Power inverter with balanced power flow for multiple electrical machines

A power inverter assembly provides a balanced power flow to each of a plurality of electrical machines. The power inverter assembly includes at least one heat sink having a top side and a bottom side, a plurality of pairs of power semiconductor modules mounted along the top and bottom sides of a heat sink for thermal exchange with the heat sink, and a plurality of gate driver boards configured to control the supply of dc power to each of the plurality of pairs of power semiconductor modules. ... Caterpillar Inc

07/19/18 / #20180205905

Structural health monitoring systems utilizing visual feedback and selective recording

A system for monitoring structural health of a machine includes sensors configured to collect structural health data associated with the machine. The system includes video cameras operatively associated with the machine and configured to selectively record video data. ... Caterpillar Inc

07/19/18 / #20180204161

Worksite energy management system and method

A worksite energy management system is providing having one or more energy storage devices, a charging station for charging the energy storage devices, one or more automated delivery machines configured to transport the one or more energy storage devices, and a worksite controller. Each automated delivery machine has a control module, where the worksite controller is in communication with each control module. ... Caterpillar Inc

07/19/18 / #20180202899

System and method for measuring cleanliness of an engine cylinder block

A cleanliness measuring system for an engine cylinder block includes a set of fittings configured for receipt at least partially within oil passage openings of a lubrication system of the engine cylinder block. Each of the fittings includes a fluid collection passage therethrough. ... Caterpillar Inc

07/19/18 / #20180202423

System and method for monitoring valve wear in a fluid pump

A pump for pumping fluid includes a pressure sensor disposed in the discharge outlet that communicates with a plurality of pumping chambers. The pressure sensor monitors the discharge pressure and transmits the discharge pressure to a logic device. ... Caterpillar Inc

07/19/18 / #20180202400

Accumulator centering mechanism

A resilient seal member disposed in an alignment groove of an accumulator body centers the accumulator body in an oversized accumulator bore of a cylinder head to prevent assembly damage. The seal member can compress to allow the accumulator body to move off center within the accumulator bore so that an end may be received by and form a seal with a port of a fuel injector. ... Caterpillar Inc

07/19/18 / #20180202127

Travel control system of construction machine

To reduce load on the operator and to establish traveling stability in the steering operation of a construction machine that has a pair of right and left traveling devices, and an engine as a driving power to the right and left traveling devices, a controller is provided which is responsive to a switch for traveling to drive or stop both a right and a left traveling devices. A switch for steering causes the controller to change the direction of travel of the construction machine, and the controller also acts to reduce the engine speed in accordance with the operation amount of the switch for steering.. ... Caterpillar Inc

07/19/18 / #20180202114

Compactor drum shell assembly

A removable drum shell kit for a compactor drum includes a plurality of links coupled together. The plurality of links includes a longitudinal member having an inner surface contacting the compactor drum and an outer surface contacting a ground surface. ... Caterpillar Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195500

Cryogenic fluid pump

A cryogenic fluid pump includes an outlet tube extending along the pump centerline, the outlet tube having an outlet passage that is fluidly in communication with the combined outlet and with a pump outlet opening, and a shroud that extends concentrically along the outlet tube and has an inner diameter that is larger than an outer diameter of the outlet tube such that a gap is formed in a radial direction between an inner surface of the shroud and an outer surface of the outlet tube, the gap extending along at least a portion of the outlet tube.. . ... Caterpillar Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195479

System and method for lubricating a cryogenic pump

A cryogenic lng fuel system is provided that includes a tank for storing lng and a lng fill system including a lng inlet passage for directing a flow of lng into the tank. A cryogenic pump is in fluid communication with the tank and includes a pumping element at least partially immersed in the lng for directing the lng out of the tank and a seal. ... Caterpillar Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195458

Fuel system having pump prognostic functionality

A fuel system is disclosed for use with an engine. The fuel system may have a plurality of fuel injectors, a common rail fluidly, a pump, and an outlet valve associated with the pump. ... Caterpillar Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195430

Ducted combustion systems utilizing flow field preparation

A ducted combustion system includes a combustion chamber and a fuel injector in fluid connection with the combustion chamber, which includes an orifice opening from an injector tip of the fuel injector, the orifice injecting fuel into the combustion chamber as a fuel jet, the fuel jet flowing, within the combustion chamber, in a fuel flow direction. The system includes at least one duct disposed within the combustion chamber, the at least one duct being disposed such that the fuel jet, at least partially, enters one of the at least one ducts upon being injected into the combustion chamber. ... Caterpillar Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195422

Tank for dry sump lubrication system

A tank for a dry sump lubrication system for an internal combustion engine is disclosed. The tank includes a body having a first portion, a second portion, and defines an inner chamber. ... Caterpillar Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195255

System for securing bits against rotation

The present system is disclosed for use in securing bits against rotation in a motor grader. The bit securing system has at least two bits, and each bit has a respective shank. ... Caterpillar Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195253

Counterweight supporting structure for construction machine

To improve the precision of position of a fastener hole and a seating face for mounting a counterweight, a counterweight supporting member is comprised of a support plate erected and fixed at the rear end of a revolving frame and a supporting member attached to the support plate. A cylindrical bolt fastening boss is provided on the supporting member in a manner of rotational position adjustable to the supporting plate and in which a fastener hole is formed at an eccentric position.. ... Caterpillar Inc

07/12/18 / #20180193959

Systems and methods for calibrating additive manufacturing operations based on energy density

A system for additive manufacturing includes a laser configured to produce a laser beam having a laser spot area and configured to operate at a transverse speed. The system includes a power source configured to power the laser to selectively heat the powdered material at a configurable power level. ... Caterpillar Inc

07/05/18 / #20180187777

Hydraulic system for a torque converter

A hydraulic circuit supplies pressurized hydraulic fluid to and from a torque converter that is operatively associated with a lockup clutch. The torque converter is disposed upstream of an outlet regulator that maintains a predetermined pressure in the torque converter. ... Caterpillar Inc

07/05/18 / #20180187771

Lubrication system for a gearbox of a transmission system

A lubrication system for a gearbox of a transmission system includes an outlet line that is configured to allow an egress of oil from the gearbox. The lubrication system also includes a scavenging pump that is fluidly coupled with the outlet line and configured to draw oil from the gearbox via the outlet line. ... Caterpillar Inc

07/05/18 / #20180187626

Combustion bowl of a piston for an engine

A piston for an engine may include a body. The body may extend between a first and second axial region. ... Caterpillar Inc

07/05/18 / #20180187398

System and method for work tool recognition

A work tool recognition system for a work tool coupled to a machine is provided. The system includes an image capturing assembly configured to capture an image feed of the work tool. ... Caterpillar Inc

07/05/18 / #20180187393

Reinforcement structure for boom of work machine

A reinforcement structure that reinforces a boom of a work machine having a top plate, a pair of side plates, and a bottom plate forming an inner space therebetween. The plates are configured to form a curved portion at the middle of the boom along the longitudinal direction. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/28/18 / #20180181892

System for forecasting core return for remanufacturing

A system for forecasting core return for remanufacturing includes a cpu for executing machine instructions and a memory for storing machine instructions to be executed by the cpu, the machine instructions implementing various operations when executed by the cpu. The operations include receiving at the cpu historical machine data including warranty claims for units of a particular core machine part or assembly, determining from the historical machine data at least one of specific service and failure intervals for the units, determining an actual percent runtime of the units in the field, and forecasting a length of time until a sufficient number of the units of the particular core machine part or assembly needing remanufacturing will be returned to meet a minimum threshold quantity of core for remanufacturing. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/28/18 / #20180180687

Adjustable coil for magnetic particle inspection

An adjustable electric coil for magnetic particle inspection has a plurality of telescopically interconnected sections. Each of the interconnected sections includes a connector element and a conducting element. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/28/18 / #20180179997

Air intake system with membrane unit for siloxane removal

An air intake system for directing intake air to an internal combustion engine of a machine is disclosed. The air intake system may comprise an air compressor configured to increase a pressure of the intake air, and a membrane unit downstream of the air compressor and having a membrane with selectivity for siloxanes. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/28/18 / #20180179986

Piston for an internal combustion engine and method for producing said piston

A piston including a piston crown, the piston crown defining a combustion bowl with a bowl base and bottom surface. A failure initiation structure is provided on the bottom surface of the combustion bowl to initiate favorable fracture at predetermined loads. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/28/18 / #20180179892

Collision avoidance control method and system

A control method and system for avoiding collisions between components of a machine includes a controller that receives position signals from sensors associated with movable components of the machine. The controller determines the positional coordinate representations of the components within a coordinate system based upon the position signals and the outer dimensions of the respective components. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/28/18 / #20180179739

System and method for determining load distribution on a machine

A machine includes a frame supported on at least a first axle and a second axle and a work implement that is hydraulically powered to be displaced with respect to the frame. A powertrain disposed on the machine generates a first force for propelling the machine with respect to the ground. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/28/18 / #20180179737

Excavation utilizing dual hopper system

A guidance system and method for guiding excavation at an excavation site utilizes an excavating machine and an in-pit crusher and conveyer (ipcc) having a first hopper and a second hopper for receiving material. The guidance system can receive first hopper data associated with the first hopper and second hopper data associated with the second hopper and can process the first hopper data and second hopper data to determine a selected hopper for dispensing material. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/28/18 / #20180179732

Realtime payload mapping for loader/hauler system optimization

A payload optimization system is disclosed and may include one or more visual sensors operably coupled to a hauling machine and configured to scan and produce a payload body data set. The system may further include a loading machine including a payload bucket configured to load a payload into the payload body. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/28/18 / #20180179730

Cutter for dozing blade assembly and body section for same

A dozing blade assembly includes a dozing blade and a multi-piece cutter mounted to the dozing blade and including an elongate body having a first outer body piece and a second outer body piece that are mirror images of one another, and each including an inboard stem having a linear leading edge profile, and an integral outboard end bit having a curvilinear leading edge profile. The outer body pieces are structured for mounting to the dozing blade such that digging faces of the outer body pieces are oriented at a shallower angle than digging faces of the middle body piece, relative to a horizontal plane.. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/28/18 / #20180179719

Method of determining the compaction of a terrain of a worksite

A work machine is moved along a route over worksite terrain. Route data indicative of the route is recorded and an operating parameter data indicative of at least one operating parameter of the work machine is determined as the machine moves along the route. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/28/18 / #20180179614

High temperature alloy for casting engine valves

A high temperature alloy is disclosed. The high temperature alloy may have on a weight basis: about 9.0-10.0 weight % of co, about 0.25 weight % maximum of fe, about 8.0-9.0 weight % of cr, about 4.75-5.50 weight % of al, about 1.0-1.5 weight % of ti, about 0-2.0 weight % of mo, about 6.0-9.0 weight %, of w, about 0.12-0.18 weight % of c, about 0.01-0.03 weight % of zr, about 0.005-0.015 weight % of b, about 0.5-1.5 weight % of ta, a balance of ni, and incidental impurities.. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/28/18 / #20180178342

Work tool positioning system

The disclosure provides a work tool positioning system for a work machine comprising a movable work tool. The work tool positioning system comprises a work tool mounted at an end of a movable arm. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/28/18 / #20180178327

Method of remanufacturing a cylinder head

A method of remanufacturing a cylinder head comprises the steps of removing material from the cylinder head around at least a portion of a crack in the cylinder head to form a slot, and applying a compound material using direct laser deposition to fill the slot. The direct laser deposition includes performing a pre-scanning operation at a first laser power and a first scan speed, and depositing the compound material at a second laser power and a second scan speed. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/21/18 / #20180176740

Multi-radio system for communicating vehicle position

A communication system for a mobile machine is disclosed. The communication system may include a plurality of radio transceivers, each of the plurality of radio transceivers including positioning device configured to generate a respective machine position signal. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/21/18 / #20180175754

Adjustable pulse injection in electric machine control

A control system is provided for an electric machine having a rotor and a stator. The control system has a converter circuit in electrical communication with the stator and a controller in electrical communication with the converter circuit. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/21/18 / #20180175626

System, apparatus, and method for controlling load sharing of generator sets

A control system, apparatus, and method to control load sharing of multiple generator sets of a power supply system are described. Load transient set points to add an individual generator set can include a transient percentage threshold to characterize load transients as a load transient, a transient count threshold, and a transient count time period during which a detected number of load transients is compared with the transient count threshold. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/21/18 / #20180174778

Electrical generator connection apparatus

A connection apparatus includes a fixed board assembly and a selector board assembly. The fixed board assembly including a fixed board including a center axis and a plurality of contact pairs attached to the fixed board, each of a generator winding in electrical continuity with at least one of the plurality of contact pairs. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/21/18 / #20180174382

System and method for monitoring payload distribution and machine including same

A machine includes a frame, a suspension system mounted to the frame and including a plurality of struts, and a payload distribution monitoring system supported by the frame. The payload distribution monitoring system includes pressure sensors respectively arranged with the struts, a computer-readable medium bearing a payload distribution monitoring program, a controller, and an interface device. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/21/18 / #20180174378

System and method for monitoring machine hauling conditions at work site and machine including same

A machine includes a frame, a suspension system mounted to the frame and including a strut, and a hauling condition monitoring system supported by the frame. The hauling condition monitoring system includes a pressure sensor arranged with the strut, a geolocation unit, a computer-readable medium bearing a hauling condition monitoring program, a controller, and an interface device. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/21/18 / #20180174377

System and method for identifying machine work cycle phases

A system is disclosed for monitoring work cycles on a worksite including a truck and a loading machine. The system includes a communications interface, memory storing instructions, and a processing unit configured to execute the instructions. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/21/18 / #20180174246

System and method for monitoring fleet performance

Systems and methods for monitoring fleet performance are provided. An exemplary system has an information collection portal to collect data relating to fleet performance from a plurality of work sites, each work site being associated with at least one fleet performing work at that work site. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/21/18 / #20180174114

Lifecycle tracking for machine components

A system for tracking components of a machine and a method for tracking the lifecycle of a component for a machine is provided. The system may have an electronic chip having a serial number, wherein the electronic chip is integrated within a component of the machine. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/21/18 / #20180173221

Method and system for positioning a truck for loading

A method for positioning a truck for loading by a loading machine includes setting a loading spot location by the loading machine via a truck spotting system. The loading spot location is broadcast to trucks within a broadcast range. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/21/18 / #20180172661

Sensing system for detecting machine fluid degradation

A sensing system for sensing degradation of a machine fluid is disclosed. The sensing system may comprise a capsule including a dissolvable element. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/21/18 / #20180172637

Magnetic particle inspection tool with 3d printed magnets

A magnetic particle inspection tool is provided including a yoke with an inspection magnet, a first magnetic member, and a second magnetic member. The inspection magnet is configured to magnetize a work piece. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/21/18 / #20180172636

System for monitoring machine fluids

A system for monitoring machine fluids is provided. The system includes a fluid handling unit configured to pump the fluid and the fluid handling unit includes at least one fluid handling element. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/21/18 / #20180172543

Leak detection tool

A leak detection tool for a double walled fuel rail system is provided. The tool includes a body having a first end and a second end distal with respect to the first end. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/21/18 / #20180172363

Modular hydraulics

A work machine is provided. The work machine may include a power module configured to provide power including a battery and an engine coupled to a folding heat exchange device. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/21/18 / #20180172362

Modular power unit

A work machine is provided. The work machines may include a power module configured to provide power including a battery and an engine and configured to a folding heat exchange device. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/21/18 / #20180172147

System, method and apparatus to control machine acceleration when exiting a grade

A system, method, and apparatus for controlling acceleration of a machine when the machine exits a grade. The system, method, and apparatus may determine a virtual gear having a maximum speed limit equivalent that matches the speed of the machine as the machine exits the grade. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/21/18 / #20180172122

Electric linear actuator having planetary gear arrangement

An electric linear actuator is provided. The electric linear actuator may have a cylinder housing, an electric motor disposed inside the cylinder housing, a piston rod at least partially slidably disposed inside the cylinder housing, and a planetary gear arrangement disposed inside the cylinder housing and configured to connect the electric motor to the piston rod. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/21/18 / #20180172039

Energy recovery system and method for hydraulic tool

An energy recovery system includes cylinders that articulate a hydraulic tool in a pump mode to provide potential energy and in a motor mode to recover the potential energy. The energy recovery system includes a tank that stores a hydraulic fluid for the cylinders and an open circuit variable displacement pump that circulates the hydraulic fluid in the pump mode from the tank to the cylinders and in the motor mode from the cylinders to the tank. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/21/18 / #20180172037

System and method for providing hydraulic power

A hydraulic system for a machine includes a plurality of hydraulic component, wherein the hydraulic components include hydraulic actuators and hydraulic motors. The hydraulic system also includes a plurality of hydraulic circuits, and a plurality of hydraulic pumps for supplying hydraulic fluid to the plurality of hydraulic components via the hydraulic circuits. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/21/18 / #20180172031

Hydraulic fluid systems for machine implements

A hydraulic fluid system is provided for a work implement having a support plate, the work implement being provided on a machine having an auxiliary hydraulic fluid supply line and an auxiliary hydraulic fluid return line. The hydraulic fluid system includes a motor having an inlet port and an outlet port, and a mounting plate coupled to the support plate of the implement. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/21/18 / #20180172030

Fan control system with electro-hydraulic valve providing three fan motor operational positions

A fan control system includes a tank, a pump, a hydraulic motor, a fan, and a control valve. The control valve is adapted to selectively direct a flow of hydraulic fluid from the pump through the control valve into a pressure control chamber of the hydraulic motor or from the pressure control chamber to the tank to vary the control pressure therein to move the hydraulic motor's swashplate between forward and reverse positions. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/21/18 / #20180172005

Electronically-controlled compressed air system

A compressed air system may comprise an air compressor configured to generate compressed air, a reservoir configured to store the compressed air, a reservoir pressure sensor configured to monitor an actual reservoir pressure of the compressed air stored in the reservoir, an outlet valve configured to regulate a flow of the compressed air out of the reservoir, and an outlet electronic actuator configured to adjust a position of the outlet valve. The compressed air system may further comprise an electronic control module (ecm) configured to transmit a command to the outlet electronic actuator to cause the outlet electronic actuator to open the outlet valve when the actual reservoir pressure is above a target reservoir pressure, and transmit a command to the electronic actuator to cause the electronic actuator to close the outlet valve when the actual reservoir pressure is below the target reservoir pressure.. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/21/18 / #20180171962

Ignition system having combustion initiation detection

An ignition system for an engine is disclosed. The ignition system may have an igniter connected to selectively ignite a fuel mixture within the engine, at least one sensor configured to sense operation information of the engine and generate corresponding signals, and a controller in communication with the igniter and the at least one sensor. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/21/18 / #20180171955

System and method for valve seating detection

A system for detecting valve seating in a valve system such as a fuel admission valve system includes seat detection circuitry coupled with a low-side driver circuit in solenoid actuator circuitry for the valve system. The seat detection circuitry includes a voltage probe for sensing voltage in the solenoid actuator circuitry, delay circuitry, and a comparator coupled with the delay circuitry and the voltage probe and having an output dependent upon change in the sensed voltage over time. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/21/18 / #20180171900

Systems and methods to control cold transient response via air assist

A control system and method to control cold transient response of an engine. The control system can provide compressed air from a compressed air source to a turbocharger to boost speed of a turbine of the turbocharger, based on determined desired operating characteristics associated with upstream or downstream operation of the engine relative to the turbocharger. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/21/18 / #20180171889

Hybrid combustion system and method

An engine having at least a primary and secondary fuel supplies is configured to operate by determining a fueling mode for each of first and second groupings of cylinders, independently. A method, therefore, for operating the engine includes monitoring engine operating parameters with an electronic controller, determining an engine operating point based on the engine operating parameters, calculating a first operating mode of a first cylinder grouping based on the engine operating point, calculating a second operating mode of a second cylinder grouping based on the engine operating point, and selectively activating at least one of a diesel injector, a gaseous fuel injector and a spark device in each engine cylinder separately and selectively for each cylinder of the first and second cylinder grouping based on the engine operating point.. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/21/18 / #20180171881

Variable valve actuator having low-pressure relief

A valve actuation system is disclosed for an engine. The valve actuation system may have a variable valve actuator that is configured to engage a rocker arm and hold the valve at an open position regardless of motion of a cam lobe. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/21/18 / #20180171861

Useful life prediction system for cooling components

A system for determining a remaining useful life of a cooling component operatively connected to a prime mover. A controller performs a thermal strain analysis that includes determining the power output of the prime mover based upon sensor signals, determining a temperature output of the prime mover based upon the power output, determining a temperature at each of the plurality of analysis locations based upon the temperature output, determining a temperature difference based upon the temperature at each respective one of the plurality of analysis locations, and determining a thermal strain based upon the temperature difference. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/21/18 / #20180171852

Retention system for aftertreatment module

A retention system for use with an aftertreatment module is disclosed. The retention system may include a first support mat disposed on at least one surface of the at least one catalyst substrate. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/21/18 / #20180171837

Poppet valve for an internal combustion engine

A poppet valve has an elongated stem that is configured to extend along a longitudinal axis. The poppet valve further includes a valve body that is disposed laterally with respect to the longitudinal axis and located in a spaced apart relation with an end of the elongated stem. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/21/18 / #20180171799

Control system for machine having rotary cutting head

A control system may be provided for operating a machine having a rotary cutting head. The control system may include a wrist capable of rotating about a wrist axis, a gear mechanism capable of driving rotation of the wrist. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/21/18 / #20180171798

Machine control system for milling arched roof structures

A control system may be provided for a machine having a swivel chair, a positioning member attached to the swivel chair, a wrist attached to the positioning member, and a cutting head. The control system may include at least one actuator capable of extending and swinging the swivel chair. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/21/18 / #20180171796

Machine and method of cutting material

A machine includes an undercarriage having propulsions devices such as continuous tracks and a cutter head disposed on a cutter boom that is slidably supported over the undercarriage. During operation, the cutter head is positioned proximate to the cutting surface and may be maneuvered through a predetermined set of operations to make a plurality of horizontal or vertical cuts while feeding the cutter head into the surface. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/21/18 / #20180171794

Implement system for machine and operating method therefor

An implement system for a machine includes a boom housing a drive mechanism for a cutting implement, and having a plurality of oil outlet ports formed therein. A control mechanism is configured to receive data indicative of an expected change in location of the outlet ports relative to an oil fill line within the boom, and vary a pattern of incoming oil flow to limit entrainment of air in the oil.. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/21/18 / #20180171792

Machine and method of cutting material

A machine for cutting material includes an undercarriage including propulsion device for propelling the machine and a cutter head disposed on a tool support and positioning assembly movably supported by the undercarriage to remove material from a cutting surface. The machine further includes a plurality of ground-engaging devices connected to the undercarriage that can be simultaneously raised and lowered with respect to a ground floor. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/21/18 / #20180171601

Implement ground engaging tip assembly having tip with tapered retention channel

A ground engaging tip of a ground engaging tip assembly includes an adapter that attaches to the base edge and having a forwardly extending adapter nose, and a ground engaging tip. The tip has a rear edge and a top and bottom outer surfaces. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/21/18 / #20180171600

Implement tip assembly having tip with support rib

A ground engaging tip of a ground engaging tip assembly includes an adapter configured for attachment to the base edge of the implement and having a forwardly extending adapter nose. The ground engaging tip has a rear edge, a top outer surface, and a bottom outer surface. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/21/18 / #20180171599

Implement tip assembly having tip with wear indicator

A ground engaging tip of a tip assembly for a base edge of a ground engaging implement has an adapter configured for attachment to the base edge of implement and having a forwardly extending adapter nose. The ground engaging tip has a rear edge, a top outer surface, and a bottom outer surface. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/21/18 / #20180171597

Excavator linkage angle determination using a laser distance meter

An excavator calibration framework comprises an excavator, a laser distance meter (ldm), and a laser reflector. The excavator comprises a linkage assembly (la), implement, and controller. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/21/18 / #20180171595

Working arm device of construction machine

A front linkage for a construction machine which can uniquely calculate the rotation angle of the work tool relative to the arm and which can prevent the angle detection device from being damaged by contact with the soil during digging. The front linkage has an arm, a first link pivotally connected at one end to the front end side of the arm, and at the other end to one end of a second link, and a work tool which is pivotally connected to the other end of the second link and which is pivotally connected to the arm in a further front end side than the one end portion of the first link. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/21/18 / #20180171593

Power limiting stress-strain monitor system and method for machine

A power limiting stress-strain monitor system for a machine includes at least one stress-strain sensor supported on a structural component of the machine. The power limiting stress-strain monitor system also includes an electronic controller including a processor and a memory. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/21/18 / #20180171589

Counterweight supporting structure for construction machine

To improve the precision of position of a fastener hole and a seating face for mounting a counterweight, a counterweight supporting member is comprised of a support plate erected and fixed at the rear end of a revolving frame and a supporting member attached to the support plate. The supporting member is comprised of a base member that is locked and secured to a through hole opened on the support plate in a back and forth adjustable manner and has a counterweight fixing surface and a bolt fastening member in which a fastener hole for receiving a fastener bolt is formed.. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/21/18 / #20180171587

Serrated cutting edge with ceramic insert

A blade for use with a grading machine comprises an attachment portion, a working portion including a plurality of teeth, each tooth defining a bore, and a plurality of wear resistant inserts retained in the bores of the teeth.. . ... Caterpillar Inc

06/21/18 / #20180171586

Scarifier board for motor graders

A scarifier board comprises a rectangular attachment portion defining a width, a height and a thickness and the attachment portion includes a front face and a back face, and a first plurality of mounting apertures extend through the front face and the back face. The board also includes a working portion defining a plurality of anti-rotation grooves and a plurality of working zones therebetween having a wear resistant material, and the working portion includes a strip of wear resistant material disposed immediately below the attachment portion.. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/21/18 / #20180171585

Undercarriage drive module

A work machine may include a power module including a battery and engine and configured to provide power. The work machine also includes a drive module configured with one or more motors and positioned over a track roller frame. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/21/18 / #20180171584

Assisted ripping

A plurality of work machines are provided. The plurality of work machines may each include a power module including a battery and an engine and configured to provide power. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/21/18 / #20180171583

Modular electric drive autonomous ttt

An electric drive machine includes a power module configured to provide power including a battery and an engine coupled to a folding heat exchange device. The electric drive machine may also include a drive module configured with one or more motors and positioned over a track roller frame. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/21/18 / #20180171581

Excavator implement angle determination using a laser distance meter

An excavator calibration framework comprises an excavator, a laser distance meter (ldm), and a plurality of laser reflectors. The excavator comprises a chassis, linkage assembly (la), implement, and control architecture. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/21/18 / #20180171580

Excavator four-bar linkage length and angle offset determination using a laser distance meter

An excavator calibration framework comprises an excavator, a laser distance meter (ldm), and a laser reflector. The excavator comprises a chassis, linkage assembly (la), sensor, implement, and control architecture. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/21/18 / #20180171579

Excavator control achitecture for generating sensor location and offset angle

An excavator is disclosed including a chassis coupled to a boom point a, a sensor on a limb, an implement, an architecture, and a linkage assembly (la) including a boom and a stick coupled to a boom point b. The architecture comprises one or more la actuators and a controller that generates a sensor location ν and offset angle ϕ and is programmed to: pivot the limb (either the boom or stick) about a pivot point (respectively, a or b) and generate a set of sensor signals. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/21/18 / #20180171576

Indication system for a quick coupler assembly

An indication system associated with a coupler assembly is provided. The indication system includes a sensing element affixed to the coupler assembly. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/21/18 / #20180171568

Wear monitoring system for milling drum

A milling drum is disclosed for use with a cold planer. The milling drum may have a cylindrical body, a flighting plate affixed to an outer surface of the cylindrical body, a base block affixed to the fighting plate and having a first bore, a tool holder disposed in the first bore of the base block and having a second bore, a cutting tool disposed in the second bore of the tool holder, and a paddle affixed to the outer surface of the cylindrical body adjacent the fighting plate. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/21/18 / #20180170722

Rotation control system for material handling machines

A rotation control system may be provided for a material handling machine. The rotation control system may include a boom and a work tool attached to the boom. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/21/18 / #20180170685

Material management system and method for an in-pit crusher and conveyer

A material management system and method manages and tracks the progress of excavated material transferred through an excavation site by a conveyer system operating in cooperation with an in-pit crusher and conveyer (ipcc). The material management system distinguishes the material dispensed into the ipcc into identified material batches. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/21/18 / #20180170463

Track support rail for supporting track assembly of machine, track support assembly, and method of using same

A track support rail for slidably supporting a track assembly of a machine includes a body having a first body end, a second body end, a crown portion, and an upper support surface. The body extends along a longitudinal axis between the first and second body ends. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/21/18 / #20180170408

Adjustable weight transfer system for bogie

A bogie for a train vehicle includes two side frames, each side frame including two axle openings, each axle opening disposed on a corresponding end of the respective side frame, each side frame further forming a central slot disposed between the two axle openings; two wheelsets, each wheelset including an axle passing through two opposing axle openings between the two side frames; and a central beam having two ends, each end being slidably disposed within a corresponding central slot such that the central beam is disposed generally parallel to the axles of the two wheelsets and is slidable towards or away either of the two wheelsets.. . ... Caterpillar Inc

06/21/18 / #20180170369

System and method for collision mitigation during machine articulation

A system and method for mitigating collisions for an articulated work vehicle is disclosed. The system includes a controller configured to determine a safe-zone around the articulated work vehicle based on signals corresponding to sensed objects around the articulated work vehicle. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/21/18 / #20180169849

Shoed hydraulic hammer piston

A piston for a hydraulic hammer assembly is provided. The piston may include an elongate member extending from a distal end to a proximal end and having a first outer diameter, a flange disposed on the elongate member and having a second outer diameter greater than the first outer diameter, and a non-ferrous shoe radially disposed on the flange.. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/21/18 / #20180169848

Hammer work tool having multi-position retention collar

A work tool for a hammer is disclosed. The work tool may include a first terminal end having a planar surface, and a second terminal end opposite the first terminal end and including a tool tip. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/21/18 / #20180169804

Control panel disassembly apparatus and method

A workstation for disassembling a control panel having a first side and a second side is disclosed. The workstation may include a fixture mounted to the workstation that receives the control panel to be disassembled. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/14/18 / #20180166995

Inverter assembly for electric power system

An inverter assembly for a power system is provided. The inverter assembly includes a plurality of stackable housing members and a plurality of inverter units received within the plurality of stackable housing members. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/14/18 / #20180165884

Tool erosion detecting system using augmented reality

A tool erosion detecting system for a machine having a ground engaging tool is disclosed. The tool erosion detecting system may include a camera configured to generate a first image of the ground engaging tool on a display device, an input device configured to receive a user input, and a controller in communication with the camera and the input device. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/14/18 / #20180165502

Vehicle classification and vehicle pose estimation

A method of classifying a work machine within a worksite is provided. The method may include receiving one or more captured images of the work machine from one or more image capture devices, identifying at least two classifiers within the captured images of the work machine, determining spatial relationships between the classifiers within the captured images, determining a classification and a pose of the work machine based on the spatial relationships, and displaying analytics based on the classification and the pose of the work machine.. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/14/18 / #20180164994

Operator interface for wireless sensing and system and method thereof

An apparatus to wirelessly monitor selected sensors of a machine having a plurality of sensors includes a touchscreen display configured to display a graphical user interface (gui) and a processor or processing circuitry that receives and analyzes data wirelessly transmitted from the selected sensors. Selection of the sensors can include display on the gui of a first user input to receive a selection to select the machine from a predetermined list of machines, a second user input to receive an input to identify and monitor one or more operating characteristics of the machine, and a third user input to receive one or more inputs to individually associate sensor identifiers with graphics corresponding to the candidate sensor selection locations to select the sensors from which to receive and analyze data to monitor the one or more operating characteristics of the machine.. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/14/18 / #20180163838

Powertrain system with variator speed balancing

A powertrain system for a machine includes a hydraulic variator assembly coupled with a mechanical transmission, and a speed balancing system including a hydraulic accumulator, and being configured to limit a speed balancing error between first and second variators in the variator assembly by commanding adjustment of a valve mechanism to fluidly connect a hydraulic accumulator with one of the variators to increase a fluid flow rate therethrough. The hydraulic accumulator can be charged by way of an implement system in a machine driven by way of the powertrain system.. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/14/18 / #20180163834

Drive assembly having compound planetary arrangement

A final drive is disclosed for use with a drive assembly of a mobile vehicle. The final drive may have a sun gear, a ring gear, and a plurality of planet gears. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/14/18 / #20180163762

Shearing fastener for sealing a fastener hole

A shearing fastener for sealing a fastener hole in a work piece includes a shank, a plug, and a fastener head. The fastener head is disposed along the upper end of the shank, while the lower end of the shank further includes a transition section that tapers inward and intersects with an upper surface of the plug at a neck. ... Caterpillar Inc

06/14/18 / #20180163718

Pump plunger for a linearly actuated pump

A pump plunger is disclosed. The plunger may include a proximal end and a distal end opposite the proximal end. ... Caterpillar Inc








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