Patents by Inventor Chad William Kerestes

Chad William Kerestes 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: 20200290159
    Abstract: Method of manufacturing first structural component for or joining with second structural component by groove weld is provided. The first structural component has first surface, second surface and end portion. The component is bent at end portion to form bent portion defining convex and concave faces. First portion of bent portion is removed at convex face in form outer weld surface having first face extending from first surface, and second face connected to first face. Second portion of bent portion is removed at concave face to form inner edge surface having arcuate profile. Inner edge surface extends from second surface and connects to second face via transition portion. A portion of first face, second face, transition portion, and inner edge surface define root protrusion, having a root protrusion height, for first structural component. The root protrusion defines stress protected weld root region isolated beyond and away from root stress flow path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Chad William Kerestes, William Jay Ulrich, IV
  • Publication number: 20200263383
    Abstract: An apparatus for facilitating a pivotal movement of an implement relative to an arm of a machine includes a link. The link includes a first end segment, a second end segment, and an intermediate segment extending therebetween. Each of the first end segment and the second end segment includes an eyelet portion, and a stub portion that extends integrally and contiguously from the eyelet portion. The intermediate segment is coupled to the stub portion of the first end segment and to the stub portion of the second end segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventor: Chad William Kerestes