Patents Assigned to Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
  • Patent number: 11987065
    Abstract: A dual function tooling tray having a movable center section includes a perimeter frame having four sides, a first frame member spaced from a first side of the perimeter frame, and a second frame member spaced from a second side of the perimeter frame. The first side and the second side of the perimeter frame are parallel with one another. The tooling tray further includes a third frame member extending between and secured to the first frame member and the second frame member. The third frame member is configured to support at least one squeegee blade. The third frame member is configured be to be moved from a first position from the first frame member and the second frame member and installed in a second position on the first frame member and the second frame member, with the second position being spaced from the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: William A. Losiewicz, James Lynch
  • Publication number: 20240158619
    Abstract: An efficient tire sealant that is environmentally friendly or less damaging to the environment, which is characterized by a high stability, good processability, and safe application. The tire sealant includes approximately 5 wt. % to approximately 50 wt. % of a bio-based aliphatic diol; approximately 5 wt. % to approximately 70 wt. % natural rubber latex; and approximately 0.001 wt. % to approximately 10 wt. % of a water-soluble polymer as an additive for adjusting and/or influencing a freezing point of the tire sealant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2022
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Applicant: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Hava KAYA, Jade WARREN, Martin SPINDLER
  • Patent number: 11982300
    Abstract: A fastening apparatus includes a head element for abutting a first edge region of a component opening and an anchor foot element for rear engagement with a second edge region lying opposite the first edge region. The anchor foot element has a base section extending from the head element in axial direction and four locking arms arranged in pairs and connected to the base section. Each pair of locking arms is configured in order to be pivotable relative to an axial central plane of the fastening apparatus, and each pair of locking arms has locking/centering stages arranged offset from one another in axial direction. A locking/centering stage comprises a centering surface for centering the fastening apparatus relative to a component opening and a locking surface for rear engagement with a component opening. A locking surface and a centering surface of a locking/centering stage are arranged approximately orthogonally to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Christian Pfeiffer, Thiemo Ammann, Roland Classen
  • Patent number: 11980978
    Abstract: A system for controlling multiple wire feed motors for use in a welding-type system including a push motor controlled to operate at a target wire feed speed and a pull motor disposed in a welding torch controlled to apply a target torque to the fed welding wire. Such a system eliminates shaving and bird nesting of welding wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Craig Steven Knoener
  • Patent number: 11980977
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus to control weld current in a preheating system are disclosed. An example preheating power supply includes power conversion circuitry configured to output welding-type power via a first output power connector and a second output power connector, and a bypass path prevention circuit configured to prevent less than a threshold voltage applied to the first output power connector and the second output power connector from a different power supply from causing current to flow between the first output power connector and the second output power connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Quinn William Schartner, James Lee Uecker
  • Patent number: 11980332
    Abstract: A box-type dishwasher, wherein the dishwasher has a fresh-water connection with a feed valve, wherein a water-treatment system with a reverse-osmosis device is provided downstream of the feed valve in order to treat, in particular as required, as least some of the fresh water fed to the dishwasher via the fresh-water connection, wherein a backflow preventer is provided between the feed valve and the reverse-osmosis device in order to prevent water from flowing back from the dishwasher into a fresh-water-supply installation which is, or can be, flow- connected to the fresh-water connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Björn Brodowski, Matthias Kuderer
  • Publication number: 20240150051
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a multi-pack having a plurality of products, wherein the method comprises the following method steps: aligning a plurality of products provided for a respective multi-pack so that a strip-shaped packaging material or a strip-shaped packaging blank can subsequently be applied to the aligned products; strapping the aligned products with the strip-shaped packaging material or packaging blank; and fixing the opposing end regions of the strip-shaped packaging blank. According to the invention, it is provided in particular that the strip-shaped packaging material or the strip-shaped packaging blank consists in particular of a biocompatible and/or biodegradable material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2022
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
    Applicant: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Linus WÖHLE, Jens AVERBECK
  • Patent number: 11976684
    Abstract: A floating connector includes a body part, an attachment plate, a first adjustment part and a second adjustment part. The body part has an upper plate, a lower plate, and a sleeve disposed between the upper plate and the lower plate. The attachment plate has a connection hole therein and is jacketed outside the sleeve through the connection hole, and the first adjustment part is integrally connected to an inner wall of the connection hole of the attachment plate. The first adjustment part is capable of providing horizontal movement of the attachment plate relative to the body part. The second adjustment part is capable of providing vertical movement of the attachment plate relative to the body part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Jielei Shi, Ziteng Zheng
  • Patent number: 11978915
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide a combustion-powered fastener driving tool fuel cell adapter for a fuel cell for a combustion-powered fastener driving tool, wherein the adapter is configured to reduce the chance of the adapter popping off of a sealing member attached to a fuel cell, wherein the adapter is configured to reduce the chance of the adapter untwisting from the sealing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Ninad C. Maniar, Michael S. Popovich, Alex D. Makeyev
  • Patent number: 11975922
    Abstract: A conveyor system is configured to transport the electronic substrates through the cleaning modules of a cleaning apparatus. The conveyor system includes a first outer frame member, a second outer frame member spaced from the first outer frame member, a bottom belt disposed between the first outer frame member and the second outer frame member, and a top belt spaced from the bottom belt. The bottom belt and the top belt are configured to receive a product carrier therebetween to transport electronic substrates along the conveyor system and through the cleaning modules. The conveyor system further includes a plurality of roller assemblies, with at least one roller assembly being coupled to the first outer frame member and at least one roller assembly being coupled to the second outer frame member. Each roller assembly is configured to apply a force on the top belt or the bottom belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: John Neiderman, Scotty Slavens, Eric Wayne Becker
  • Patent number: 11975343
    Abstract: A cleaning apparatus includes at least one cleaning module configured to treat electronic substrates and a conveyor system configured to transport the electronic substrates through the at least one cleaning module. The at least one cleaning module includes a fluid management system having a manifold coupled to a source of fluid. The manifold includes at least one outlet. The at least one cleaning module further includes an automatic valve coupled to the at least one outlet and to a conduit leading to one or more first spray nozzles and a pressure sensor coupled to the automatic valve. The pressure sensor is configured to measure pressure of fluid flowing through the conduit. The automatic valve is configured to adjust the flow of fluid through the conduit based on the pressure measured by the pressure sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Wayne Becker, Michael Brainard
  • Patent number: 11975603
    Abstract: A flip cover actuation assembly for actuating a flip cover is movably mounted on a base. The flip cover actuation assembly has a locking means, a hinge means, a drive shaft and a drive member. The drive shaft has a fitting portion. The hinge means is installed around the fitting portion. An engagement structure is provided on a receiving portion of the hinge means. The engagement structure enables the receiving portion and the fitting portion to rotatably engage or separate such that the drive shaft moves the flip cover relative to the hinge means. The locking or releasing of the flip cover and the opening and closing of the flip cover is achieved by the drive shaft with the drive member. In addition, the releasing and the opening of the flip cover are achieved at different times to avoid any interferences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Yuan Sun
  • Patent number: 11979964
    Abstract: Provided is a system for controlling heating of a workpiece that includes an interface to receive a target temperature (TT) for the workpiece. A processor is configured to determine, based on monitoring outputs of temperature sensor(s), a current highest temperature (TH) for the workpiece and set a control temperature (TC) based on the received target temperature and the current highest temperature. A control system is configured to heat the workpiece to substantially the control temperature (TC) by turning on a heating device, and turning off the heating device when the workpiece reaches substantially the control temperature (TC). The processor is further configured to characterize a temperature ramp rate based on a measured temperature overshoot at the workpiece after turning off the heating device, and the control system is configured to heat the workpiece to the received target temperature (TT) by controlling the heating device based on the temperature ramp rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Dylan Anderson
  • Patent number: 11977055
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides for a guide for use in a compression test, the compression test comprising loading a test sample between a first loading plate and an opposing load applied between the test sample and the first loading plate in a loading direction, the guide comprising: at least one support member, positionable between the first loading plate and the load and extending substantially parallel to the loading direction to constrain the test sample in a direction perpendicular to the loading direction, wherein, when in use, the at least one support member is positioned to define a space between the first loading plate and the support member such that when a load is applied the test sample is deformable in a direction perpendicular to the loading direction within the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Lorenzo Vigna, Davide Paolino, Giovanni Belingardi
  • Publication number: 20240140894
    Abstract: Provided is method of treating a product of a chemical process, such as an amino acid or a nucleoside, the method comprising adding the product to a solvent such as propanol in a vessel to obtain a mixture, stirring the mixture, filtering the mixture so as to separate the product from the solvent and drying the filtered product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2023
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Applicant: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Raul Ondono Molina, Hector Torralvo Martin, Guillem Fernandez Freixes, Laura Martin Sanchez
  • Publication number: 20240141204
    Abstract: A coating composition for imparting water repellency from an elastomeric hydrophobic applicator of a wiper blade squeegee to a windshield is provided that includes a quaternary ammonium silane salt, a quaternary silicone polymer, a particulate dispersion; and a solvent. A wiper blade is also provided that includes a hydrophobic elastomeric wiper blade squeegee adapted to couple to a windshield wiper arm and to engage a glass windshield. A coating formed by the evaporation of the solvent from the aforementioned composition is present on the squeegee. A process of activating a windshield includes windshield being contacted by the wiper blade squeegee coated with the evaporated coating created from the aforementioned composition. The windshield is wiped under wet, dry, or a combination of wet and dry conditions with the wiper blade to impart a hydrophobicity of more than 60 degrees of water contact angle to activate the windshield.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2023
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Applicant: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Jiafu Fang
  • Patent number: 11970099
    Abstract: A sleeve device for a headrest includes a sleeve body for insertion into a vehicle seat. The sleeve body includes a tubular wall describing an inner axial passage configured to receive a rod of the headrest, and having an upper portion, a lower portion, and a central portion between the upper and lower portions; and at least one elongate rib member overmoulded to an inner surface or an outer surface of the tubular wall and extending along the tubular wall, preferably between the lower portion and the upper portion, wherein the at least one rib member is configured to contact an outer surface of the rod when extending along the inner surface, or is configured to engage an external component, for example the frame of the vehicle seat, when extending along the outer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Jordi Bielsa Bonet
  • Patent number: 11971066
    Abstract: A press-in retainer includes a retainer head having a collar and a seal disposed at least partially about the collar. A clip portion projects from the collar. The seal includes a main body engaging the collar and a sealing foot disposed entirely outboard from the collar. The sealing foot is configured to hinge about an intersection of the sealing foot and body portion while remaining entirely outboard from the main body. In a substantially flattened condition of the sealing foot, an angle between the sealing foot and a distal surface of the main body approaches a flat contiguous surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Derek Scroggie, Michelle E. Bozinovski, Robert A. Murawski
  • Patent number: 11969836
    Abstract: A consumable filler metal delivery system includes a reciprocating wire feeding gear assembly configured to move a wire forward and backward with a net forward motion and a motor configured to drive the reciprocating wire feeding gear assembly, wherein the motor is configured to rotate only in one direction during operation of the consumable filler metal delivery system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Hsu, Dennis Sigl, Herbert Alexius Bankstahl
  • Patent number: D1025134
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Carey Costle