Patents by Inventor Akilan APPAVU

Akilan APPAVU has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20200370276
    Abstract: A grading machine includes a machine body, a grading blade supported by a circle, a drawbar connecting the grading blade and the circle to the machine body, and a circle drive system including a circle drive motor and a gear box. The gear box is configured to engage with and rotate the circle relative to the drawbar around a circle axis. The gear box includes a first gear that rotates about a first axis of rotation that is parallel to the circle axis, and the gear box also includes a second gear that rotates about a second axis that is parallel to the circle axis and spaced away from the first axis of rotation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Nathaniel K. HARSHMAN, Akilan APPAVU, Anand KESHEOREY