Patents by Inventor David Oliver Zalanka

David Oliver Zalanka 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: 20230031824
    Abstract: A connector for connecting a frame member to one or more other frame members of a space frame assembly is disclosed. The connector includes a body defining a surface and a projection extending outwardly from the surface along a main axis to define an axial end surface away from the surface. The axial end surface defines a curvature having continuity across an expanse of the axial end surface to facilitate formation of a full penetration weld joint between an end of the frame member and the axial end surface upon a contact of the end of the frame member with the axial end surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2021
    Publication date: February 2, 2023
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: David Oliver Zalanka, Chad Michael Arnold