Patents by Inventor Carl F.B. Hendricks

Carl F.B. Hendricks 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: 20200240112
    Abstract: A machine routing and planning system for mobile machines at a work site includes a plurality of haul trucks, at least one loading machine, and a controller. The controller is configured to generate an initial material movement plan based upon an initial number of loading machines and haul trucks and the initial carryback threshold, and generate initial movement command signals to operate the loading machines and haul trucks at the work site based upon the initial material movement plan. The controller is further configured to generate a modified material movement plan based upon a modified number of loading machines and haul trucks and the modified carryback threshold, and generate modified movement command signals to operate the loading machines and haul trucks at the work site based upon the modified material movement plan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventor: Carl F.B. Hendricks
  • Publication number: 20200239244
    Abstract: A system for removing carryback material from within a dump body of a haul truck includes a clean out implement. A controller is configured to determine the pose of the dump body, determine the pose of the clean out implement, determine a path of the clean out implement to remove carryback material from the interior surface of the dump body based upon a map of the carryback material, the pose of the dump body, and the pose of the clean out implement, and generate movement command signals to move the clean out implement along the path to perform a clean out operation on the interior surface of the dump body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventor: Carl F.B. Hendricks
  • Publication number: 20200238881
    Abstract: A system for removing carryback material from the interior surface of a dump body. A controller is configured to determine a pose of the dump body, determine the current profile of the dump body, and determine the pose of the perception sensor. The controller is further configured to determine a difference between the current profile and the reference profile, determine whether the difference between the current profile and the reference profile exceeds the carryback threshold. Upon the difference between the current profile to the reference profile exceeding a carryback threshold, the dump body is designated for a clean out operation. The controller is further configured to generate movement command signals to perform a clean out operation on the dump body to remove an amount of material from the interior surface so that the difference between the current profile to the reference profile is less than the carryback threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventor: Carl F.B. Hendricks
  • Publication number: 20200241561
    Abstract: A machine routing and planning system for mobile machines at a work site includes a plurality of haul trucks, a loading machine, and a controller. The controller is configured to determine an initial effective capacity based on an initial amount of carryback material, and generate an initial material movement plan based upon the number of machines, the capacity of the loading machine and the initial effective capacity of each haul truck. The controller is further configured to determine a modified effective capacity for each haul truck based on a current amount of carryback material, and generate a modified material movement plan based upon the number of machines, the capacity of each loading machine, and the modified effective capacity for each haul truck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventor: Carl F.B. Hendricks