Patents by Inventor Steven D. Springer

Steven D. Springer 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: 8690475
    Abstract: A compaction apparatus includes a removable plate configured to at least partially cover an outermost arcuate surface of a wheel of a compactor vehicle. The plate defines a plurality of ports, each port being configured to receive at least a portion of a base of a compactor wheel projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventor: Steven D Springer
  • Publication number: 20130187360
    Abstract: An axle for providing a steering arrangement in a machine. The axle including a differential housing from which a first arm and a second arm are extending. A first support portion is disposed in the first arm. The first support portion is configured to receive a first steering actuator. Similarly, a second support portion is disposed in the second arm. The second support portion is configured to receive a second steering actuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Steven D. Springer, Bruno L. Risatti
  • Publication number: 20120082513
    Abstract: A compaction apparatus includes a removable plate configured to at least partially cover an outermost arcuate surface of a wheel of a compactor vehicle. The plate defines a plurality of ports, each port being configured to receive at least a portion of a base of a compactor wheel projection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventor: Steven D. Springer
  • Publication number: 20120067603
    Abstract: An axle guard assembly of a machine protects against intrusion of wire wrap into a central cavity of a ground engaging device. The guard, which is mounted to the axle, includes a wall disposed within the cavity of the ground engaging device. A cover can be provided which includes a flange circumscribing a central portion. The central portion is disposed axially inwardly of an inboard opening to the cavity. The flange can extend radially outwardly from the central portion and axially outwardly toward the wall. The periphery of the cover can be configured such that it is larger than the opening to the cavity. In another aspect, a support vane can be provided which extends along a longitudinal axis between a first wall and a second wall and includes a planar vane surface extending substantially radially to the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2010
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: CATERPILLAR INC.
    Inventor: Steven D. Springer