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Robert Vize Phones & Addresses

  • Moline, IL
  • Rock Island, IL
  • Lynn Center, IL
  • Eldridge, IA
  • 410 29Th Avenue Dr, Moline, IL 61265 (309) 287-5450

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Position: Production Occupations

Education

Degree: Associate degree or higher

Publications

Us Patents

Automatic Brake Control For Tilting Operator Cab

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US Patent:
43185711, Mar 9, 1982
Filed:
Feb 7, 1980
Appl. No.:
6/137113
Inventors:
Robert M. Vize - Bettendorf IA
Assignee:
Caterpillar Tractor Co. - Peoria IL
International Classification:
B60T 1322
US Classification:
303 71
Abstract:
A vehicle (10) having an operator's cab (12) which may be tilted to gain access to parts of the vehicle located beneath the cab, has a braking mechanism which automatically brakes the vehicle (10) when the cab (12) is tilted so that maintenance and tests may be conveniently performed on the components under the cab (12) while the engine is running. The mechanism consists of a pedal (34) and a linkage (40,44,48) carried by the cab (12). The linkage includes a lever arm (40), a rod (44) and a lever arm (48) connected to a brake actuating assembly. The pedal (34) and linkage are operated to activate the brake actuating assembly for conventional braking and are carried with the cab (12) during tilting of the cab to automatically activate the brake actuating assembly to set the brakes.

Vented Fuel System For A Vehicle

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US Patent:
46948708, Sep 22, 1987
Filed:
Jun 13, 1986
Appl. No.:
6/873977
Inventors:
Robert M. Vize - Bettendorf IA
Assignee:
Caterpillar Inc. - Peoria IL
International Classification:
B65B 304
US Classification:
141326
Abstract:
A vented fuel system for a vehicle includes a plurality of fuel storage tanks and a fuel sump tank with at least one fuel storage tank positioned on each side of the vehicle. The sump tank is positioned on the vehicle between the fuel storage tanks and at a lower elevation than the fuel storage tanks. Each of the fuel storage tanks is connected by a fuel line to the sump tank and all of the fuel storage tanks are interconnected by air transfer lines. One of the fuel storage tanks on each side of the vehicle is provided with a filler spout and a vented fuel cap assembly for closing the filler spout. All of the fuel tanks can be filled from either side of the vehicle, and during refueling, air is expelled from the closed vented fuel cap assemblies and the open filler spout. The plurality of air transfer lines prevent air entrapment in any of the tanks by transferring air between the tanks and subsequent venting of the air through either or both vented fuel cap assemblies. Fuel is gravity fed from the fuel storage tanks to the fuel sump tank.

Vented Fuel Tank Cap Assembly

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US Patent:
46964096, Sep 29, 1987
Filed:
Jun 13, 1986
Appl. No.:
6/873882
Inventors:
Robert M. Vize - Bettendorf IA
Assignee:
Caterpillar Inc. - Peoria IL
International Classification:
B65D 5116
US Classification:
220203
Abstract:
A removable cap assembly for closing the open end of a fill spout of a fuel tank includes a built-in valve apparatus for venting the interior of the tank to the atmosphere. The valve apparatus further seals the liquid within the tank during certain operational conditions which could cause leakage of the liquid from the tank. Previous tank caps for closing the fill spout of liquid fuel tanks used various valve means to vent the tank, or to maintain a certain positive pressure within the tank. However, most previous liquid tank valve means were complex and would not prevent leakage of liquid from within the tank if the tank should be tipped drastically or upset. The vented fuel cap assembly of the present invention is of simple construction and will prevent leakage of fuel from the tank should the tank be tipped or inverted.

Double Orifice Piston Cooling Nozzle For Reciprocating Engines

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US Patent:
42067260, Jun 10, 1980
Filed:
Jul 18, 1977
Appl. No.:
5/816782
Inventors:
John L. Johnson - Brimfield IL
Robert M. Vize - Moline IL
Noel D. Wiggins - Chillicothe IL
Assignee:
Caterpillar Tractor Co. - Peoria IL
International Classification:
F01P 308
US Classification:
123 4135
Abstract:
A reciprocating engine including a block having at least one cylinder therein, a piston reciprocally received in the cylinder and having a crown, a depending skirt and a ring-receiving groove on the skirt near the crown. The piston has a central cavity terminating near the crown and a coolant-receiving passage in heat exchange relationship to the groove. A nozzle is stationarily mounted on the engine and has first and second jets, the first jet directing coolant to the cavity and the second jet directing coolant to the coolant-receiving passage, both for all operating positions of the piston within the cylinder. A filtered oil supply for the nozzle is provided.
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