Patents by Inventor Gregory W. Heinz

Gregory W. Heinz 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: 5063739
    Abstract: The use of a pair of small variable displacement hydraulic pumps in a hydraulic system offers some advantages. The output of the two pumps of the known systems is normally not combined, but is selectively combined under a majority of the operating conditions. The subject load sensing hydraulic control system has first and second hydraulic circuits with each circuit having a plurality of pilot operated control valves operatively connected to a variable displacement pump. The output flow of both pumps is normally made available to both hydraulic circuits through a combiner valve so that the output capability of both pumps can be used to satisfy the demand for fluid by a single control valve or by one or more of the control valves from each circuit. A valve arrangement connects the highest load pressure of the control system to both pumps when the output flow thereof is being combined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1991
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Donald L. Bianchetta, Gregory W. Heinz