Patents by Inventor Keith A. Leisinger

Keith A. Leisinger 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: 20210234436
    Abstract: A cooling assembly for an electric machine is disclosed. The cooling assembly may include a generally cylindrical cooling jacket for receiving a shaft, a rotor and a stator. Further, the cooling jacket jacket may be disposed in an electric machine housing. Additionally, the cooling assembly may include at least two first passages in the cooling jacket for circulating a first coolant and at least one second passage in the cooling jacket for circulating a second coolant, the second passage being disposed between the at least two first passages. Further, the cooling assembly may include a third passage on an exterior of the machine housing, the third passage extending through the housing to fluidly connect the at least two first passages and bypass the second passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Keith A. Leisinger, Joseph D. Tigue, Gregory T. Austin, Ranjit Singh
  • Patent number: 8478470
    Abstract: A drivetrain system for a mobile machine is disclosed. The drivetrain system may have an engine, a generator driven by the engine to generate electric power, and a traction motor driven by the electric power from the generator. The drivetrain system may also have a controller in communication with the engine, the generator, and the traction motor. The controller may be configured to determine a change in loading on the traction motor, and determine a change in fueling of the engine that will be required to accommodate the change in loading on the traction motor. The controller may also be configured to selectively rate-limit the change in fueling, and implement the rate-limited change in fueling prior to transmission of the change in loading on the traction motor to the engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew D. Meads, Keith A. Leisinger, Rajeswari Addepalli