Patents by Inventor Paul Prest

Paul Prest 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: 11104393
    Abstract: A track shoe cover may include a roller engaging surface and a shoe engaging surface. The shoe engaging surface may include a shoe engaging recess defined on at least two opposite sides by a set of side walls, and a respective attachment groove included in the set of side walls. The respective attachment groove may be configured to facilitate mechanical connection of the track shoe cover and a crawler shoe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Jones, Paul Prest
  • Publication number: 20210229763
    Abstract: A track shoe assembly includes a pad portion, and a grouser that extends from the pad portion along a direction that is perpendicular to the pad portion, terminating at a free end. A first cap is attached to the grouser, at least partially covering the free end of the grouser. The cap comprises a wear resistant material such as a white iron material or a carbide material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Prest
  • Publication number: 20210221452
    Abstract: A drive component is disclosed. The drive component may include a base of a first material having a first hardness and a plurality of wear inserts of a second material having a second hardness greater than the first hardness. The plurality of wear inserts may extend from an interior of the base to an exterior surface of the base. The base and the plurality of wear inserts may be a composite casting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Prest, Benjamin Jones
  • Patent number: 10957483
    Abstract: An induction coil assembly includes an annular member extending from a first end to a second end, and extending about a longitudinal axis; a first leg extending from the first end of the annular member, and including a first electrical connection portion and a first axial portion; and a second leg extending from the second end of the annular member, and including a second electrical connection portion and a second axial portion. An internal surface of the annular member defines a first fluid passage through the annular member. An internal surface of the first leg defines a second fluid passage through the first leg. An internal surface of the second leg defines a third fluid passage through the second leg. The second fluid passage is in fluid communication with the third fluid passage via the first fluid passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Prest
  • Patent number: 10723396
    Abstract: A pair of master track links includes one master track link that has a rail portion that defines a length that is greater than 80% of the length of the body of the master track link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Stan Robert Parrott, Paul Prest, Arthur James Bland
  • Publication number: 20200172181
    Abstract: An idler wheel for a tracked machine can comprise a cylindrical hub defining a central axis, an annular tread disposed concentrically about the cylindrical hub, a pair of side plates connecting the cylindrical hub and the annular tread, and a webbing connecting the cylindrical hub and the annular tread between the pair of side plates. A method for manufacturing an idler wheel comprises assembling a cylindrical hub, an annular tread, first and second side plates and at least one web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Prest, Benjamin I. Jones
  • Publication number: 20200118741
    Abstract: An induction coil assembly includes an annular member extending from a first end to a second end, and extending about a longitudinal axis; a first leg extending from the first end of the annular member, and including a first electrical connection portion and a first axial portion; and a second leg extending from the second end of the annular member, and including a second electrical connection portion and a second axial portion. An internal surface of the annular member defines a first fluid passage through the annular member. An internal surface of the first leg defines a second fluid passage through the first leg. An internal surface of the second leg defines a third fluid passage through the second leg. The second fluid passage is in fluid communication with the third fluid passage via the first fluid passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventor: Paul PREST
  • Publication number: 20200031409
    Abstract: A track shoe cover is disclosed. The track shoe cover may include a roller engaging surface, and a shoe engaging surface. The shoe engaging surface may comprise a shoe engaging recess defined on at least two opposite sides by a set of side walls, and a respective attachment groove included in the set of side walls. The respective attachment groove may be configured to facilitate mechanical connection of the track shoe cover and a crawler shoe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Jones, Paul Prest
  • Patent number: 10546689
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an induction coil assembly is disclosed. The method includes preparing a Computer Aided Design (CAD) model of an induction coil. The method further includes communicating the CAD model of the induction coil with a Three Dimensional (3D) printing machine The method further includes operating the 3D printing machine to deposit a plurality of layers of copper material one above other to manufacture the induction coil corresponding to the CAD model. The method further includes forming at least one hole in an annular member of the induction coil to receive a coolant and at least one hole in a first leg and a second leg to discharge the coolant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Prest
  • Publication number: 20190185079
    Abstract: A pair of master track links includes one master track link that has a rail portion that defines a length that is greater than 80% of the length of the body of the master track link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Stan Robert Parrott, Paul Prest, Arthur James Bland
  • Publication number: 20170239713
    Abstract: A method of casting an annular member is provided. The method includes preparing a sand mold. The method further includes clamping the sand mold between at least two plates. The method further includes rotating the sand mold. The method further includes introducing molten cast material into the sand mold during rotation of the sand mold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Prest
  • Publication number: 20170125165
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an induction coil assembly is disclosed. The method includes preparing a Computer Aided Design (CAD) model of an induction coil. The method further includes communicating the CAD model of the induction coil with a Three Dimensional (3D) printing machine The method further includes operating the 3D printing machine to deposit a plurality of layers of copper material one above other to manufacture the induction coil corresponding to the CAD model. The method further includes forming at least one hole in an annular member of the induction coil to receive a coolant and at least one hole in a first leg and a second leg to discharge the coolant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Prest
  • Publication number: 20140332505
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an undercarriage track shoe is provided. The method includes positioning a track shoe longbar at a workstation. The track shoe longbar has a sectional profile for a plurality of track shoes thereon. The method also includes engaging one end of the track shoe longbar in a first chuck and a second end of the track shoe longbar in a second chuck. The method also includes cutting at least one of a hole and a notch into the track shoe longbar using a laser cutter. The method includes cutting a single track shoe from the track shoe longbar using a plasma cutter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Prest
  • Patent number: D889518
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Jones, Paul Prest