Patents by Inventor Michael Eugene Kennedy

Michael Eugene Kennedy 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: 8424632
    Abstract: A control system for a construction vehicle, such as a motor grader, is provided. The control system includes a plurality of joysticks supported by an operator seat assembly of the motor grader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Martin Lavern Ruhter, Josh Dean Graeve, Neil Vincent Harber, Michael Eugene Kennedy, Darrel Jeffrey Rowan, Jed Douglas Polzin
  • Patent number: 8360193
    Abstract: A control system for a construction vehicle, such as a motor grader, is provided. The control system includes a plurality of joysticks supported by an operator seat assembly of the motor grader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Neil Vincent Harber, Nathan Joseph Horstman, Charles Jon Paul Asp, James Michael Frett, Martin Lavern Ruhter, Michael Eugene Kennedy, Darrell Jeffrey Rowan, Richard John Gotto, Richard Arnold Valenzuela, Josh Dean Graeve, Maurice Thomas Nesbitt
  • Patent number: 8333250
    Abstract: A steering wheel assembly for a construction vehicle, such as a motor grader, is provided. The steering wheel assembly includes a chamfer or defines a space for viewing a portion of a grader blade of the motor grader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Anthony Jon Knepper, Joshua Dean Graeve, Jed Douglas Polzin, Michael Eugene Kennedy, Darrel Jeffrey Rowan
  • Publication number: 20120103717
    Abstract: A control system for a construction vehicle, such as a motor grader, is provided. The control system includes a plurality of joysticks supported by an operator seat assembly of the motor grader.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: Deere and Company
    Inventors: Martin Lavern Ruhter, Josh Dean Graeve, Neil Vincent Harber, Michael Eugene Kennedy, Darrel Jeffrey Rowan, Jed Douglas Polzin
  • Patent number: 8167080
    Abstract: A control system for a construction vehicle, such as a motor grader, is provided. The control system includes a plurality of joysticks supported by an operator seat assembly, or by a console and structure independent of the operator seat assembly of the motor grader. The joysticks are positioned such that they are easy to reach while the operator's arms are supported by armrests supported by the operator seat assembly or structure independent of the operator seat assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Martin Lavern Ruhter, Michael Eugene Kennedy
  • Patent number: 8104566
    Abstract: A control system for a construction vehicle, such as a motor grader, is provided. The control system includes a plurality of joysticks supported by an operator seat assembly of the motor grader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Neil Vincent Harber, Nathan Joseph Horstman, Charles Jon Paul Asp, James Michael Frett, Martin Lavern Ruhter, Michael Eugene Kennedy, Darrel Jeffrey Rowan, Richard John Gotto, Richard Arnold Valenzuela, Josh Dean Graeve, Maurice Thomas Nesbitt
  • Patent number: 8091678
    Abstract: A control system for a construction vehicle, such as a motor grader, is provided. The control system includes a plurality of joysticks supported by an operator seat assembly of the motor grader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Darrell Jeffrey Rowan, Josh Dean Graeve, Martin Lavern Ruhter, Neil Vincent Harber, Michael Eugene Kennedy, Jed Douglas Polzin
  • Patent number: 7913798
    Abstract: A control system for a construction vehicle, such as a motor grader, is provided. The control system includes a plurality of joysticks supported by an operator seat assembly of the motor grader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: James Michael Frett, Charles Jon Paul Asp, Darrell Jeffrey Rowan, Martin Lavern Ruhter, Neil Vincent Harber, Richard John Gotto, Richard Arnold Valenzuela, Michael Eugene Kennedy, Josh Dean Graeve
  • Publication number: 20110036603
    Abstract: A control system for a construction vehicle, such as a motor grader, is provided. The control system includes a plurality of joysticks supported by an operator seat assembly, or by a console and structure independent of the operator seat assembly of the motor grader. The joysticks are positioned such that they are easy to reach while the operator's arms are supported by armrests supported by the operator seat assembly or structure independent of the operator seat assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Inventors: Martin Lavern Ruhter, Michael Eugene Kennedy
  • Publication number: 20090223092
    Abstract: A control system for a construction vehicle, such as a motor grader, is provided. The control system includes a plurality of joysticks supported by an operator seat assembly of the motor grader.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2008
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Applicant: Deere and Company
    Inventors: Neil Vincent Harber, Nathan Joseph Horstman, Charles Jon Paul Asp, James Michael Frett, Martin Lavern Ruhter, Michael Eugene Kennedy, Darrel Jeffrey Rowan, Richard John Gotto, Richard Arnold Valenzuela, Josh Dean Graeve, Maurice Thomas Nesbitt
  • Publication number: 20090223736
    Abstract: A control system for a construction vehicle, such as a motor grader, is provided. The control system includes a plurality of joysticks supported by an operator seat assembly of the motor grader.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2008
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Applicant: Deere and Company
    Inventors: Martin Lavern Ruhter, Josh Dean Graeve, Neil Vincent Harber, Michael Eugene Kennedy, Darrel Jeffrey Rowan, Jed Douglas Polzin
  • Publication number: 20090223734
    Abstract: A control system for a construction vehicle, such as a motor grader, is provided. The control system includes a plurality of joysticks supported by an operator seat assembly of the motor grader.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2008
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Applicant: Deere and Company
    Inventors: James Michael Frett, Charles Jon Paul Asp, Darrell Jeffrey Rowan, Martin Lavern Ruhter, Neil Vincent Harber, Richard John Gotto, Richard Arnold Valenzuela, Michael Eugene Kennedy, Josh Dean Graeve
  • Publication number: 20090223684
    Abstract: A steering wheel assembly for a construction vehicle, such as a motor grader, is provided. The steering wheel assembly includes a chamfer or defines a space for viewing a portion of a grader blade of the motor grader.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2008
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Applicant: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Anthony Jon Knepper, Joshua Dean Graeve, Jed Douglas Polzin, Michael Eugene Kennedy, Darrel Jeffrey Rowan
  • Patent number: D556790
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Neil Vincent Harber, Leroy Ernest Kraske, Michael Eugene Kennedy, Darrel Jeffrey Rowan, Martin Lavern Ruhter
  • Patent number: D709294
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Martin Lavern Ruhter, Michael Eugene Kennedy