Patents by Inventor Cody C. Shipman

Cody C. Shipman 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: 20230030215
    Abstract: A work machine, such as a skid steer loader or a compact track loader, includes a directional air intake assembly with a directional cap positioned on an intake pipe for selectively drawing ambient air into an internal combustion engine. A cooling vent ejects air heated by a rear-mounted engine upwardly into the atmosphere. Extending higher than and adjacent to the cooling vent, the directional cap has an elongated head that blocks ingress to the intake pipe other than through an opening at a face of the cap. Selectively positioning and angling the opening between a side of the loader and an edge of the cooling vent avoids taking in debris from near the wheels or tracks, avoids taking in heated air from the cooling vent, and takes advantage of negative pressure caused by the updraft from the cooling vent to remove particulates, resulting in cleaner air for the engine at close to ambient temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2021
    Publication date: February 2, 2023
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Cody C Shipman, Nagaraju Manchikanti, William C. Martin, Terril Johnson
  • Publication number: 20140138066
    Abstract: A cooling package for a machine is disclosed. The cooling package includes a heat exchanger pivotably coupled to a frame of the machine. A fan assembly is pivotably coupled to the heat exchanger. In one embodiment, the cooling package includes at least one isolation mount configured to couple a fan shroud of the fan assembly with the frame. The cooling package also includes at least one latch to couple the fan shroud with the heat exchanger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: Caterpillar SARL
    Inventors: John S. Bibb, III, Luka G. Korzeniowski, Cody C. Shipman, Geoffrey A. Erb