Patents by Inventor Jason Jura

Jason Jura 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: 20200048874
    Abstract: A ground engaging tip of a ground engaging tip assembly includes an adapter that attaches to the base edge and having a forwardly extending adapter nose, and a ground engaging tip. The tip has a rear edge and a top and bottom outer surfaces. The top and bottom outer surfaces extend forward from the rear edge of the ground engaging tip and converge at a front edge of the tip. The tip includes first and second side outer surfaces extending forward from the rear edge to the front edge. Tip includes a nose cavity for receiving the adapter nose therein. The nose cavity has first and second side inner surfaces opposite the first and second side outer surfaces, respectively. The nose cavity has an aperture and a retention channel on at least one of the first and second side inner surfaces. The retention channel extends from the rear edge to the aperture and guides a lug of the adapter into the aperture during installation of the ground engaging tip on the adapter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: CATERPILLAR INC.
    Inventors: Douglas Serrurier, Eric Sinn, Jason Jura, Mihai Mircea Balan
  • Publication number: 20200048873
    Abstract: A ground engaging tip of a ground engaging tip assembly includes an adapter configured for attachment to the base edge of the implement and having a forwardly extending adapter nose. The ground engaging tip has a rear edge, a top outer surface, and a bottom outer surface. The top and bottom outer surfaces extend forward from the rear edge and converge at a front edge of the ground engaging tip. The tip has first and second side outer surfaces extending forward from the rear edge of the ground engaging tip to the front edge. The tip has a nose cavity for receiving the adapter nose therein. The tip has a support rib on at least one of the first or second side outer surfaces, the support rib being positioned at the rear edge and extending lengthwise from the bottom outer surface toward the top outer surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: CATERPILLAR INC.
    Inventors: Douglas Serrurier, Eric Sinn, Mihai Mircea Balan, Jason Jura
  • Publication number: 20200048872
    Abstract: A ground engaging tip of a tip assembly for a base edge of a ground engaging implement has an adapter configured for attachment to the base edge of implement and having a forwardly extending adapter nose. The ground engaging tip has a rear edge, a top outer surface, and a bottom outer surface. The top outer surface and the bottom outer surface extend forward from the rear edge of the ground engaging tip and converge at a front edge of the ground engaging tip. The ground engaging tip also has a nose cavity, within the ground engaging tip and defined between the converging top and bottom outer surfaces of the ground engaging tip, for receiving the adapter nose therein. The nose cavity includes a wear indicator extending from an inner surface of the nose cavity, into the ground engaging tip, toward the bottom outer surface of the ground engaging tip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: CATERPILLAR INC.
    Inventors: Douglas Serrurier, Eric Sinn, Mihai Mircea Balan, Jason Jura
  • Patent number: 10494793
    Abstract: A ground engaging tip of a ground engaging tip assembly includes an adapter configured for attachment to the base edge of the implement and having a forwardly extending adapter nose. The ground engaging tip has a rear edge, a top outer surface, and a bottom outer surface. The top and bottom outer surfaces extend forward from the rear edge and converge at a front edge of the ground engaging tip. The tip has first and second side outer surfaces extending forward from the rear edge of the ground engaging tip to the front edge. The tip has a nose cavity for receiving the adapter nose therein. The tip has a support rib on at least one of the first or second side outer surfaces, the support rib being positioned at the rear edge and extending lengthwise from the bottom outer surface toward the top outer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Serrurier, Eric Sinn, Mihai Mircea Balan, Jason Jura
  • Patent number: 10480162
    Abstract: A ground engaging tip of a ground engaging tip assembly includes an adapter that attaches to the base edge and having a forwardly extending adapter nose, and a ground engaging tip. The tip has a rear edge and a top and bottom outer surfaces. The top and bottom outer surfaces extend forward from the rear edge of the ground engaging tip and converge at a front edge of the tip. The tip includes first and second side outer surfaces extending forward from the rear edge to the front edge. Tip includes a nose cavity for receiving the adapter nose therein. The nose cavity has first and second side inner surfaces opposite the first and second side outer surfaces, respectively. The nose cavity has an aperture and a retention channel on at least one of the first and second side inner surfaces. The retention channel extends from the rear edge to the aperture and guides a lug of the adapter into the aperture during installation of the ground engaging tip on the adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Serrurier, Eric Sinn, Jason Jura, Mihai Mircea Balan
  • Patent number: 10480161
    Abstract: A ground engaging tip of a tip assembly for a base edge of a ground engaging implement has an adapter configured for attachment to the base edge of implement and having a forwardly extending adapter nose. The ground engaging tip has a rear edge, a top outer surface, and a bottom outer surface. The top outer surface and the bottom outer surface extend forward from the rear edge of the ground engaging tip and converge at a front edge of the ground engaging tip. The ground engaging tip also has a nose cavity, within the ground engaging tip and defined between the converging top and bottom outer surfaces of the ground engaging tip, for receiving the adapter nose therein. The nose cavity includes a wear indicator extending from an inner surface of the nose cavity, into the ground engaging tip, toward the bottom outer surface of the ground engaging tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Serrurier, Eric Sinn, Mihai Mircea Balan, Jason Jura
  • Patent number: 10053839
    Abstract: A ground-engaging tool system includes an adapter attachable to a work implement and a ground-engaging tip that is releasably connectable to the adapter. To releasably mate the adapter and the tip, the adapter may include a projecting lug post that locks and unlocks with a rotatable, latch-like retainer in the tip. The lug post may be a frustum or frustoconical structure having a truncated flat and an exterior side surface that intersect at a peripheral edge. The shape of the truncated flat, peripheral edge, and exterior side surface may further be delineated by a first radius and a second radius of different dimensions, or by radii having first and second centers that are not coincident in location on the truncated flat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Doug Serrurier, Eric Sinn, Jason Jura, Mihai Balan, Scott A. Schick
  • Publication number: 20180171600
    Abstract: A ground engaging tip of a ground engaging tip assembly includes an adapter configured for attachment to the base edge of the implement and having a forwardly extending adapter nose. The ground engaging tip has a rear edge, a top outer surface, and a bottom outer surface. The top and bottom outer surfaces extend forward from the rear edge and converge at a front edge of the ground engaging tip. The tip has first and second side outer surfaces extending forward from the rear edge of the ground engaging tip to the front edge. The tip has a nose cavity for receiving the adapter nose therein. The tip has a support rib on at least one of the first or second side outer surfaces, the support rib being positioned at the rear edge and extending lengthwise from the bottom outer surface toward the top outer surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Serrurier, Eric Sinn, Mihai Mircea BaIan, Jason Jura
  • Publication number: 20180171599
    Abstract: A ground engaging tip of a tip assembly for a base edge of a ground engaging implement has an adapter configured for attachment to the base edge of implement and having a forwardly extending adapter nose. The ground engaging tip has a rear edge, a top outer surface, and a bottom outer surface. The top outer surface and the bottom outer surface extend forward from the rear edge of the ground engaging tip and converge at a front edge of the ground engaging tip. The ground engaging tip also has a nose cavity, within the ground engaging tip and defined between the converging top and bottom outer surfaces of the ground engaging tip, for receiving the adapter nose therein. The nose cavity includes a wear indicator extending from an inner surface of the nose cavity, into the ground engaging tip, toward the bottom outer surface of the ground engaging tip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Serrurier, Eric Sinn, Mihai Mircea BaIan, Jason Jura
  • Publication number: 20180171601
    Abstract: A ground engaging tip of a ground engaging tip assembly includes an adapter that attaches to the base edge and having a forwardly extending adapter nose, and a ground engaging tip. The tip has a rear edge and a top and bottom outer surfaces. The top and bottom outer surfaces extend forward from the rear edge of the ground engaging tip and converge at a front edge of the tip. The tip includes first and second side outer surfaces extending forward from the rear edge to the front edge. Tip includes a nose cavity for receiving the adapter nose therein. The nose cavity has first and second side inner surfaces opposite the first and second side outer surfaces, respectively. The nose cavity has an aperture and a retention channel on at least one of the first and second side inner surfaces. The retention channel extends from the rear edge to the aperture and guides a lug of the adapter into the aperture during installation of the ground engaging tip on the adapter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Serrurier, Eric Sinn, Jason Jura, Mihai Mircea Balan
  • Publication number: 20170356166
    Abstract: A ground-engaging tool system includes an adapter attachable to a work implement and a ground-engaging tip that is releasably connectable to the adapter. To releasably mate the adapter and the tip, the adapter may include a projecting lug post that locks and unlocks with a rotatable, latch-like retainer in the tip. The lug post may be a frustum or frustoconical structure having a truncated flat and an exterior side surface that intersect at a peripheral edge. The shape of the truncated flat, peripheral edge, and exterior side surface may further be delineated by a first radius and a second radius of different dimensions, or by radii having first and second centers that are not coincident in location on the truncated flat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Doug Serrurier, Eric Sinn, Jason Jura, Mihai Balan, Scott A. Schick
  • Patent number: D805562
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Serrurier, Eric Sinn, Jason Jura, Mihai Mircea Balan
  • Patent number: D806139
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Serrurier, Eric Sinn, Jason Jura, Mihai Mircea Balan
  • Patent number: D806140
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Serrurier, Eric Sinn, Jason Jura, Mihai Mircea Balan
  • Patent number: D806141
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Serrurier, Eric Sinn, Jason Jura, Mihai Mircea Balan
  • Patent number: D806142
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Serrurier, Eric Sinn, Jason Jura, Mihai Mircea Balan
  • Patent number: D806758
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Serrurier, Jason Jura, Mihai Mircea Balan, Eric Sinn
  • Patent number: D806759
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Serrurier, Jason Jura, Eric Sinn, Mihai Mircea Balan
  • Patent number: D826142
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin L. Martin, Jason Jura
  • Patent number: D840441
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Serrurier, Eric Sinn, Jason Jura, Mihai Mircea Balan