Peoria, IL, United States
Peoria, IL, United States

Caterpillar Inc., is an American corporation which designs, manufactures, markets and sells machinery, engines , financial products and insurance to customers via a worldwide dealer network. Caterpillar is the world's leading manufacturer of construction and miningequipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. With more than US$89 billion in assets, Caterpillar was ranked number one in its industry and number 44 overall in the 2009 Fortune 500.Caterpillar stock is a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.Caterpillar Inc. traces its origins to the 1925 merger of the Holt Manufacturing Company and the C. L. Best Tractor Company, creating a new entity, the California based Caterpillar Tractor Company. In 1986, the company re-organized itself as a Delaware corporation under the current name, Caterpillar Inc. Caterpillar's headquarters are located in Peoria, Illinois, United States.Caterpillar machinery is recognizable by its trademark "Caterpillar Yellow" livery and the "CAT" logo. Wikipedia.


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Patent
Caterpillar Inc. | Date: 2017-03-29

A transmission system (36) is disclosed as having a transmission (24) configured to receive torque output from a power source (22) and to drive a traction device (14), and an input device (18). The transmission system may also have a control module (27) configured to reference a signal from the input device with a map to determine a corresponding speed of the power source, and to determine a margin between an actual and a maximum available torque output of the power source at a current speed. The control module may also be configured to determine a delay time threshold based on the margin, to selectively adjust a speed of the power source mapped to the maximum displaced position of the operator input device based on the margin, and to selectively adjust fueling of the power source at a current displacement position of the operator input device and operation of the transmission based on the signal and the map.


Patent
Caterpillar Inc. | Date: 2017-01-25

A replaceable tip for a demolition tool is disclosed. The replaceable tip may comprise a first sidewall having a first contact side; a second sidewall having a second contact side; and a centre wall connecting the first sidewall and the second sidewall, the centre wall having a third contact side provided with a recess, the recess having a first and a second abutment surfaces and the third contact side having a third abutment surface adjacent the recess; and a channel defined by the first, second and third contact sides, the channel being configured to receive an adapter of the demolition tool.


Patent
Caterpillar Inc. | Date: 2017-02-08

A guide member (134) for guiding lubricating fluid in an engine (100) having a cylinder member (108) is provided. The guide member (134) is coupled to the cylinder member (108) and is disposed outside the cylinder member (108).


Patent
Caterpillar Inc. | Date: 2017-01-18

This invention relates to a synthetic resin tank which can prevent being damaged when it expands or contracts by the change of ambient temperature, though it can be easily fixed on the vehicle with fasteners such as a bolts, without the need of belts for securing it to the vehicle. The synthetic resin tank comprises a body (4) which defines a storage space for fluid and fixing means (6) which are attached to the body (4). At least one recess (42) is formed on a surface of the body (4). The fixing means (6) includes at least one elastically deformable plate portion (46) which covers the recess (42) partially and which has a through hole (50).


Patent
Caterpillar Inc. | Date: 2017-02-08

The present disclosure relates to a cutting drum (24A; 24B; 24C) for a mobile mining machine (10). The cutting drum (24A; 24B; 24C) comprises an outer circumferential face (34) extending between first and second end faces (36, 38). The cutting drum (24A; 24B; 24C) further comprises at least one first support arm (54) including a cutting tool (56) and being pivotably mounted to the outer circumferential face (34). The first support arm (54) is pivotable into a working position, in which the cutting tool (56) of the first support arm (54) is positioned beyond the first end face (36) in a direction of a central longitudinal axis (D) and away from the second end face (38). Thus, for example, material remaining in the interspaces between neighboring cutting drums arranged side by side can be cut by the cutting tool (56) of the first support arm (54).


Patent
Caterpillar Inc. | Date: 2017-01-25

A controller (102) monitors groundspeed in an articulated machine (10) and selectively disables an automatic articulation control function when the groundspeed is at or near zero. If there is an indication that an operator may not be aware that the automatic articulation control function is active by comparing when a mode selector (110) was activated compared to a machine power cycle or an operator not being present, the automatic articulation control function may be inactivated until the mode selector (110) is toggled. If the articulated machine (10) is in neutral and the groundspeed is at or near zero, the automatic articulation control function may disabled. If the groundspeed is at or near zero but the transmission is not in neutral, the machine (10) may simply be stalled to due working conditions and the automatic articulation control function may be maintained.


Patent
Caterpillar Inc. | Date: 2017-03-15

The present disclosure relates to a braking system and, more particularly, to a braking system for engaging a brake mechanism as a waiting brake for a load carrying vehicle. The braking system comprises first and second brake mechanisms. A controller is configured to control the operation of the second brake mechanism such that, if a predetermined fault condition is determined whilst the first brake mechanism is engaged, the controller automatically engages the second brake mechanism.


Patent
Caterpillar Inc. | Date: 2017-03-15

The present disclosure relates to a vehicle having a braking system and a method of engaging the braking system. The braking system engages a brake mechanism as a waiting brake. The vehicle has a dual function device which is configured such that when the dual function device is activated when the vehicle transmission system is in a drive mode, the transmission system is maintained in that drive mode, and when the dual function device is activated when the transmission system is in the neutral mode, the brake mechanism is engaged.


The present disclosure relates to a method of determining whether a frame (11) of a work machine (10) is approaching a tip over point. The frame (11) includes first and second support arrangements (20) each supporting a portion of the load of the frame (11) on a surface. A first load upon the first support arrangement is detected using first sensing means (34) and a second load upon the second support arrangement is detected using second sensing means. Signals are generated indicative of the first and second loads. The signals are communicated to a controller. The controller is configured to generate an alert based upon the first and second loads when the first and/or second load signals indicate that the orientation of the work machine is approaching a tip over point.


Patent
Caterpillar Inc. | Date: 2017-02-08

A power system (30) for a machine (10) is provided. The power system (30) includes an operator interface (78) for entering an operator command relating to one or more functions of the machine (10). The power system (30) includes a hydraulic pump (36, 38, 40, 42) and an engine (32) configured to provide power to the hydraulic pump. A controller (80) is in communication with the operator interface (78), the hydraulic pump (36, 38, 40, 42) and the engine (32). The controller (80) is configured to consider operator skill level information relating to a skill level of the operator of the machine and to determine at least one desired power system operating parameter based on the operator command and the operator skill level information and to adjust at least one of the hydraulic pump (36, 38, 40, 42) and the engine (32) based on the desired power system operating parameter.

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