Patents by Inventor Neil E. Smith

Neil E. Smith 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: 11110977
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a chassis, a suspension system coupled to the chassis, a front axle, a first rear axle, and a second rear axle coupled to the chassis by the suspension system, and a powertrain coupled to the chassis and at least one of the front axle, the first rear axle, and the second rear axle. The powertrain is configured to drive the at least one of the front axle, the first rear axle, and the second rear axle. The chassis, the suspension system, the front axle, the first rear axle, and the second rear axle provide a payload capacity rating of at least 1,750 pounds. The vehicle has an overall width between 60 inches and 80 inches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Oshkosh Corporation
    Inventors: Chad K. Smith, Robert S. Messina, Chris K. Yakes, Mark J. Charniak, Neil E. DeKarske, Mike A. Koenigs, Michael S. Poetter, Devon C. Palmer, Jesse D. Gander, Jason J. Zuleger, Megan N. Schultz, Troy D. Lind, Michael R. Yanacek, Kevin L. Pennau, Andrew L. Drach, Steve Volkman, Nathaniel J. Harter, Justin N. Rittenhouse, Peter K. Kramer, Annelise L. Kotenberg, Christopher J. Rukas
  • Patent number: 5060491
    Abstract: A lockable key box having a tubular receiver portion with an integrally formed mounting flange, and a closure plug which is lockably receivable in an open end of the receiver portion. The closure plug is formed of an inner sleeve which fits within the outer sleeve formed by the receiver, and a master key-operated cylindrical lock mechanism which is retained within the inner sleeve so that a locking plunger extends from the lock mechanism through a transverse bore in the inner sleeve to engage a locking recess in the outer sleeve. The locking plunger is outwardly-biased and has a bevelled leading face so that the closure plug can be inserted into the receiver portion without using the master key. The receiver portion has a substantially continuous transverse cross section, so that it can be formed of extruded material, such as high strength extruded aluminum alloy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 29, 1991
    Inventor: Neil E. Smith