Caterpillar Japan Ltd.
|Caterpillar Japan Ltd. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20120038186||REINFORCEMENT FOR CAB IN CONSTRUCTION MACHINE - A cab in a construction machine, the cab including frame members including a hollow first frame member connected to a second frame member in order to form a corner portion, the first frame member including a pass-through portion formed at a first side surface portion of the first frame member; a reinforcing member that is installed at the corner portion, wherein at least one of two sides of the reinforcing member passes through the pass-through portion and abuts against an inner surface of a second side surface portion of the first frame member that is at an opposite side of the first side surface portion; and a reinforcing plate that abuts against an outer surface of the second side surface portion, wherein the at least one of two sides of the reinforcing member is supported and reinforced by the reinforcing plate.||02-16-2012|
|20110315415||WORK MACHINE - A work machine equipped with an automatic hammering function is capable of preventing breakage of the hammer caused by blank firing. Hydraulic oil fed to a hydraulic breaker at the distal end of a work machine is controlled by first and second spools. Operating an operation lever so as to contract single rod type boom cylinders to press the hydraulic breaker against an object to be crushed. Head-side pressure and rod-side pressure of the boom cylinders are respectively detected by pressure sensors. Any one of switches is used to switch the mode of automatic hammering operation between an automatic hammering inhibiting mode and an automatic hammering authorizing mode. In the automatic hammering authorizing mode, a controller controls the first and second spools of the hydraulic breaker so as to open them only when head-side pressure and rod-side pressure of the boom cylinders are in a given range of pressing force.||12-29-2011|
|20110126469||HINGE AND DOOR UNIT - A second hinge plate supported pivotally on a first hinge plate using a shaft member so as to open and close. In the second hinge plate, a bracket is molded integrally at the upper edge of the end opposite the shaft member. A vertical shaft of a hold-stay rod is loosely fitted into a shaft hole of the bracket so as to move rotationally and slide in a vertical direction. A horizontal shaft of the hold-stay rod is inserted into a guide hole of a guide plate welded to the first hinge plate and slidable, and a stopper is folded and formed at the leading end of the hold-stay rod. The stopper is inserted into an engaging hole by movement from a guide to a receiving plate due to the opening movement of the second hinge plate and can be taken out from the engaging hole by a pushing-up operation.||06-02-2011|
|20100283290||GUIDE-RAIL STRUCTURE OF FRONT WINDOW IN WORKING VEHICLE - A vehicle includes a cab; a front window that is capable of moving between a closed position where a window opening at a front surface of the cab is closed and an open position where the front window is housed in a ceiling portion of the cab and the window opening is open; and a guide structure for the front window that guides the front window between the closed position and the open position.||11-11-2010|
|20100186533||UPTURNING DEVICE FOR OPERATION LEVER MOUNTING BODY OF WORK MACHINE - A console upturnably provided adjacent to an access area for gaining access to a seat installed in a work machine is provided with a release lever, to disengage a console securing locking portion and enabling the console to be upturned. The console has a hydraulic locking lever. Shifting the hydraulic locking lever to an opening position unblocks the access area, and performs a locking function to disable operation of the work machine; shifting the hydraulic locking lever to a blocking position to block the access area performs an unlocking function, thereby enabling operation of the work machine. Provided in relation to the release lever is a lever operation restraining mechanism that disengages the release lever and enables the console to be upturned when the hydraulic locking lever is in the opening position, and prevent upturning operation when the hydraulic locking lever is in the blocking position.||07-29-2010|
|20100127513||CAB FRONT WINDOW LOCKING DEVICE - A locking device includes a lock body that includes an engagement groove with or from which the closing-side and opening-side lock receivers are engaged or disengaged, the lock body being variable between a neutral posture in which the closing-side and opening-side lock receivers are allowed to be engaged with or disengaged from the engagement groove; a closing-side locking posture in which the closing-side lock receiver that is engaged with the engagement groove is regulated so as not to be disengaged from the engagement groove; or an opening-side locking posture in which the opening-side lock receiver that is engaged with the engagement groove is regulated so as not to be disengaged from the engagement groove; a holding member and a release operation lever.||05-27-2010|
|20100095634||DOOR PANEL - A door panel that is light in weight and has sufficient strength is provided. A door panel has an outer panel, an inner panel, and a foamed material filling a space between the outer panel and the inner panel. The inner panel is formed by means of press molding so as to have an uneven surface with adhering portions and a raised portion. The adhering portions are affixed to the inner surface of the outer panel, and the space is formed between the raised portion and the outer panel. The outer panel has a thickness ranging from 1.2 to 5.0 times that of the inner panel. A hemmed portion is formed by folding the peripheral edge of the outer panel so as to curl over the peripheral edge of the inner panel and then pressing down the folded part.||04-22-2010|
|20100089045||HYDRAULIC CONTROL CIRCUIT FOR CONSTRUCTION MACHINE - A hydraulic control circuit includes a hydraulic cylinder, a control valve, a recovery oil passage, a hydraulic pump, an engine rotation speed setting unit, a recovery control valve, and a controller that reduces an engine rotation speed to not more than a preset reduction control engine rotation speed when the load is lowered; and adjusts an increase or decrease in an opening amount of the recovery control valve in accordance with a level of the target rotation speed set by the engine rotation speed setting unit.||04-15-2010|
|20100077667||DOOR PANEL - A door panel that is capable of ensuring sufficient strength at a portion where a hinge is attached to a double-panel structure including an outer panel and an inner panel, and is also capable of preventing entry of rain water or the like from the aforementioned portion, is provided. An internal reinforcing plate for mounting hinges is immovably sandwiched between the outer panel and the inner panel, which is affixed to the inner surface of the outer panel. The internal reinforcing plate has bolt insertion holes, and nuts that are conjoined with the reverse surface of the internal reinforcing plate. The inner panel includes hinge mounting surface portions provided at such a location as to overlap the internal reinforcing plate. The hinge mounting surface portions have bolt insertion holes. The hinges having bolt insertion holes are respectively brought into contact with the hinge mounting surface portions and fastened by tightening bolts inserted through these bolt insertion holes as well as nuts that are in screw engagement with the bolts.||04-01-2010|
|20100048122||DOOR PANEL - The aperture area efficiency of a door panel with a double-panel structure having an outer panel and an inner panel is increased, while turbulent flow of air through ventilation holes is reduced. The outer panel||02-25-2010|
|20100031604||DOOR PANEL - A door panel that permits formation of small ventilation holes therein while ensuring adequate rigidity is provided. The door panel includes an outer panel, an inner panel, and a perforated ridge-and-furrow plate. The outer panel has openings, and the inner panel has openings. The inner panel is formed by means of press molding so as to have an uneven surface with recessed portions and a raised portion, with the raised portion protruding away from the outer panel and the recessed portions recessed towards and fixed to the inner surface of the outer panel. The perforated ridge-and-furrow plate is attached to the reverse side of the inner panel. The perforated ridge-and-furrow plate is a punching plate that is already provided with numerous small, circular ventilation holes, or with ventilation holes arranged in a mesh or a honeycomb shape. The perforated ridge-and-furrow plate includes alternating furrow portions and ridge portions formed in the region that corresponds to the openings of the inner panel.||02-11-2010|
|20100000180||DOOR PANEL - A door panel that is capable of maintaining the adhering strength of the adhesive is provided. An outer panel and an inner panel are joined together by an adhesive. Adhesive retaining portions, each of which includes an adhesive retaining channel for retaining the adhesive, are provided in adhering portions of the inner panel. Each adhering portion includes vertically extending portions, and the adhesive retaining portions of the inner panel are formed in the shape of an extended raised portion and extend vertically in the respective vertically extending portions of the adhering portions, along ventilation openings, which are formed at locations corresponding to groups of ventilation holes of the outer panel. Each adhesive retaining portion is provided at the middle of each vertically extending portion of the adhering portions so as to be flanked by adhesion margins of identical width.||01-07-2010|
Patent applications by Caterpillar Japan Ltd.