Patents by Inventor Jon Tyler Immel

Jon Tyler Immel 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: 20240207763
    Abstract: An endcap for a filter element includes an annular plate member disposed adjacent an axial end surface of an annular filter medium of the filter element. A radially outer annular flange projects axially from a surface of the annular plate member. The radially outer annular flange includes a winglet feature extending radially outwardly in a cantilever fashion from an outer circumferential surface of the radially outer annular flange in a direction opposite to a direction in which the filter element is rotated during installation into a filter base of a filter system, with the winglet feature deflecting toward the outer circumferential surface of the radially outer annular flange through contact with a wedge-shaped protrusion projecting radially inwardly from an inner circumference of the filter base as the filter element is rotatably installed into the filter base, and springing back to its undeflected configuration after passing the wedge-shaped protrusion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2023
    Publication date: June 27, 2024
    Applicant: CATERPILLAR INC.
    Inventors: Jon Tyler Immel, Stephen Ellis Oedewaldt, Philip Carl Spengler, Brian John Sutton, Tony Lynn Alwardt
  • Publication number: 20240165543
    Abstract: A filter has a filter center tube that includes a plurality of layers of solidified material including a first layer with a first undulating strip of solidified material extending in a first predetermined direction, and a second layer with a second undulating strip of solidified material extending in a second predetermined direction. The first layer is in contact with the second layer and the first predetermined direction is not parallel with the second predetermined direction, forming a plurality of pores therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2024
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Tyler Immel, Javier A. Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 11946439
    Abstract: A filter module for filtering fuel in an engine system includes a primary filter, a secondary filter, and a module housing. A drain valve is movable between a closed position blocking a drain port in the module housing, and an open position. A service valve assembly is positioned at least partially within a cross passage in the module housing and adjustable from a closed configuration blocking a primary-side fuel passage from a secondary-side fuel passage in the module housing, to an open configuration, to drain fluids from the filter module by way of the single drain port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Taylor McKinley, Jon Tyler Immel, Brian J Sutton, Stephen Ellis Oedewaldt, Iulian Gabriel Ghiorghias
  • Patent number: 11925885
    Abstract: A filter has a filter center tube that includes a plurality of layers of solidified material including a first layer with a first undulating strip of solidified material extending in a first predetermined direction, and a second layer with a second undulating strip of solidified material extending in a second predetermined direction. The first layer is in contact with the second layer and the first predetermined direction is not parallel with the second predetermined direction, forming a plurality of pores therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Tyler Immel, Javier A. Rodriguez
  • Publication number: 20230356122
    Abstract: An anti-prefill device may be disposed at a radially central portion of an endcap mounted on one axial end of an annular filter medium in a filter system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2022
    Publication date: November 9, 2023
    Applicant: CATERPILLAR INC.
    Inventor: Jon Tyler Immel
  • Publication number: 20230358194
    Abstract: A filter module for filtering fuel in an engine system includes a primary filter, a secondary filter, and a module housing. A drain valve is movable between a closed position blocking a drain port in the module housing, and an open position. A service valve assembly is positioned at least partially within a cross passage in the module housing and adjustable from a closed configuration blocking a primary-side fuel passage from a secondary-side fuel passage in the module housing, to an open configuration, to drain fluids from the filter module by way of the single drain port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2022
    Publication date: November 9, 2023
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Taylor McKinley, Jon Tyler Immel, Brian J Sutton, Stephen Ellis Oedewaaldt, Iulian Gabriele Ghiorghias
  • Publication number: 20210205739
    Abstract: A filter has a filter center tube that includes a plurality of layers of solidified material including a first layer with a first undulating strip of solidified material extending in a first predetermined direction, and a second layer with a second undulating strip of solidified material extending in a second predetermined direction. The first layer is in contact with the second layer and the first predetermined direction is not parallel with the second predetermined direction, forming a plurality of pores therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Tyler Immel, Javier A. Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 11020690
    Abstract: A filter center tube includes a plurality of layers of solidified material including a first layer with a first undulating strip of solidified material extending in a first predetermined direction, and a second layer with a second undulating strip of solidified material extending in a second predetermined direction. The first layer is in contact with the second layer and the first predetermined direction is not parallel with the second predetermined direction, forming a plurality of pores therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Tyler Immel, Javier A. Rodriguez
  • Publication number: 20200179836
    Abstract: A filter center tube includes a plurality of layers of solidified material including a first layer with a first undulating strip of solidified material extending in a first predetermined direction, and a second layer with a second undulating strip of solidified material extending in a second predetermined direction. The first layer is in contact with the second layer and the first predetermined direction is not parallel with the second predetermined direction, forming a plurality of pores therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Tyler Immel, Javier A. Rodriguez