Patents by Inventor Chris E. Willey

Chris E. Willey 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).

  • Patent number: 5345050
    Abstract: A switch actuating assembly supports and actuates a limit switch of the ball and roller type. The assembly includes a housing, a plunger movably positioned within the housing, and an end cap which closes off one end of the housing. The assembly is adapted to be mounted to a vehicle control panel utilizing conventional mounting hardware. Various ball and roller type limit switches are interchangeable with the housing body. The plunger is movable between a first detent position with the limit switch activated and a second spring loaded position with the limit switch deactivated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 6, 1994
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew G. Branch, Chris E. Willey