Patents by Inventor Thad Senti

Thad Senti 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).

  • Publication number: 20220148456
    Abstract: A heavy-duty interactive (HDi) system may include a heavy-duty vehicle; a work tool installed on the heavy-duty vehicle; a memory that stores a plurality of patterns representing operation events for the heavy-duty vehicle; a first sensor affixed to the heavy-duty vehicle that collects first sensor data as the heavy-duty vehicle is operated; a second sensor affixed to the work tool that collects second sensor data as the work tool is operated; and a controller operatively coupled to the first sensor, the second sensor, and the memory. The controller may be configured to identify a heavy-duty vehicle operation event by comparing at least one of the first sensor data and the second sensor data with the plurality of patterns in the memory, and associate the work tool with the heavy-duty vehicle based on a comparison of the first sensor data and the second sensor data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Brian B. Steketee, David W. Baarman, Mark Strayer, Thad Senti
  • Publication number: 20210074180
    Abstract: A system includes moveable equipment; a plurality of work tools selectively physically coupleable to the moveable equipment; and an accelerometry network. The accelerometry network includes a primary accelerometer affixed to the moveable equipment for collecting primary accelerometer data; a plurality of secondary accelerometers for collecting secondary accelerometer data, each accelerometer of the plurality of secondary accelerometers being uniquely affixed to a corresponding work tool of the plurality of work tools; a controller configured to determine physical coupling relationships between the plurality of work tools and the moveable equipment based on a comparison of the primary accelerometer data and the secondary accelerometer data; and a communication system that effects communication between the controller and the primary accelerometer and the plurality of secondary accelerometers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Brian B. Steketee, David W. Baarman, Mark Strayer, Thad Senti
  • Patent number: 10872540
    Abstract: A monitoring and maintenance system that utilizes imperial and theoretical data to compare parts, vehicles, users, regions, wear intensity indexes over time and tracking information to provide a sophisticated data collection system for heavy-duty equipment or rental equipment. This tracking is designed to better the specifications, designs, training, preventative maintenance, and replacement wear understanding of fleet management.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Brian B. Steketee, David W. Baarman, Mark Strayer, Thad Senti
  • Publication number: 20180005461
    Abstract: A monitoring and maintenance system that utilizes imperial and theoretical data to compare parts, vehicles, users, regions, wear intensity indexes over time and tracking information to provide a sophisticated data collection system for heavy-duty equipment or rental equipment. This tracking is designed to better the specifications, designs, training, preventative maintenance, and replacement wear understanding of fleet management.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Brian B. Steketee, David W. Baarman, Mark Strayer, Thad Senti
  • Publication number: 20170372534
    Abstract: A monitoring and maintenance system that utilizes imperial and theoretical data to compare parts, vehicles, users, regions, wear intensity indexes over time and tracking information to provide a sophisticated data collection system for heavy-duty equipment or rental equipment. This tracking is designed to better the specifications, designs, training, preventative maintenance, and replacement wear understanding of fleet management.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: Brian B. Steketee, David W. Baarman, Mark Strayer, Thad Senti