Patents by Inventor Simon Richard Conway

Simon Richard Conway 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: 10724210
    Abstract: A hydraulic actuator with a sensor mounted on the actuator cylinder for determining the position of the actuator. The arrangement comprises a hydraulic actuator which includes a cylinder having a bore in which a piston is slidably mounted for movement along the cylinder to extend and retract the hydraulic actuator. The cylinder has a side wall and a cylinder aperture extending through the side wall. A wire actuated encoder is mounted on the external surface of the cylinder, which has a wire which extends through the cylinder aperture and is attached to the piston for determining a stroke position of the piston within the cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Oliver Martyn Hayes, Simon Richard Conway
  • Publication number: 20180094407
    Abstract: A hydraulic actuator with a sensor mounted on the actuator cylinder for determining the position of the actuator. The arrangement comprises a hydraulic actuator which includes a cylinder having a bore in which a piston is slidably mounted for movement along the cylinder to extend and retract the hydraulic actuator. The cylinder has a side wall and a cylinder aperture extending through the side wall. A wire actuated encoder is mounted on the external surface of the cylinder, which has a wire which extends through the cylinder aperture and is attached to the piston for determining a stroke position of the piston within the cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Oliver Martyn Hayes, Simon Richard Conway
  • Patent number: 9871968
    Abstract: An imaging system for a machine having an implement includes at least two cameras mounted on the machine at opposing sides of the implement and configured to generate at least two camera views of an environment of the machine, and a processing device in communication with the at least two cameras. The processing device is configured to obtain the at least two camera views, obtain at least one of a position or an angle of the implement, determine at least one of a position or an angle of a stitching line according to the at least one of the position or the angle of the implement, and generate a stitched surround view based on the at least two camera views and the stitching line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Jay Husted, Peter Joseph Petrany, Simon Richard Conway
  • Publication number: 20160344931
    Abstract: An imaging system for a machine having an implement includes at least two cameras mounted on the machine at opposing sides of the implement and configured to generate at least two camera views of an environment of the machine, and a processing device in communication with the at least two cameras. The processing device is configured to obtain the at least two camera views, obtain at least one of a position or an angle of the implement, determine at least one of a position or an angle of a stitching line according to the at least one of the position or the angle of the implement, and generate a stitched surround view based on the at least two camera views and the stitching line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Jay HUSTED, Peter Joseph PETRANY, Simon Richard CONWAY
  • Publication number: 20120167705
    Abstract: A transmission direction control system of a vehicle comprises a transmission circuit having a transmission actuator to activate a corresponding solenoid, and an actuating switch for controlling an electrical flow through the transmission circuit; a control circuit configured to actuate the switch; and a control configured for electrical communication with the transmission actuator and the control circuit to alternately activate the transmission circuit and the control circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: CATERPILLAR INC.
    Inventors: Simon Richard Conway, Richard George Smith, Edwin George Coombs