Patents Assigned to Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10722969
    Abstract: A welding system comprising a user manipulatable device, a proximity sensor positioned on said user manipulatable device, an engine capable of operation in an energy conservation mode and an operating mode, and a generator operatively coupled to the engine. The generator may provide at least one of (1) a welding current output or (2) an auxiliary power output. The engine may operate (1) in the operating mode when the proximity sensor outputs the first output signal, and (2) in the energy conservation mode when the engine is not operating in the operating mode. The proximity sensor may be configured to output the first output signal when an operator of said welding system is in-range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Ulrich
  • Patent number: 10724279
    Abstract: Pivoting device (1) for a motor vehicle has a holder (50) and a pivoting body (10) which is mounted on the holder (50) via an articulated mounting (31) so as to be pivotable about a pivot axis (12), wherein the pivoting body (10) and the holder (50) are held together by a snap fastening between at least two articulation elements (33.1, 33.2, 34.1, 34.2) of the articulated mounting (31), and the pivoting device (1) has a blocking element (40). A closing or release of the snap fastening is possible in at least one first angular position of the pivoting body (10) in relation to the holder (50) and the closing or release of the snap fastening is blocked in at least one second angular position by a relative movement of the two articulation elements (33.1, 33.2, 34.1, 34.2) being blocked in a form-fitting manner by the blocking element (40).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventor: Zsolt Wilke
  • Publication number: 20200232495
    Abstract: A clip assembly is configured to adjustably secure to a first component and a second component. The clip assembly includes a rail member that is configured to connect to the first component, and an attachment member that is configured to connect to the second component. The rail member is linearly adjustable in relation to the attachment member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Owen Lepper, Eric David Kendall
  • Patent number: 10717388
    Abstract: A portable inflator includes a housing having or including a compressor. The housing may also contain or include a handle and stand. The housing has an outer surface at least in part formed or constructed of a light reflective material. Suitable light reflective materials can include reflective plastic materials or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventor: Brendan P. Kelso
  • Patent number: 10717180
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide a powered fastener driving tool with an auto ignition assembly. In certain embodiments, the tool includes a housing containing a combustion chamber, a removable fuel container configured to communicate fuel into the combustion chamber, a removable oxidizer container configured to communicate an oxidizer into the combustion chamber, a piston and a fastener driving blade connected to the piston and configured to engage and drive fasteners upon the fuel and the oxidizer chemically reacting in the combustion chamber. In certain embodiments, the auto ignition assembly includes a catalyst in the combustion chamber for causing, enhancing, or accelerating the reaction between the fuel and the oxidizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Chinbay Q. Fan, Patrick Talano, James Haberstroh
  • Publication number: 20200224686
    Abstract: An edge protector (100) is configured to secure onto an edge of a component. The edge protector includes a main shrouding body (102) that includes a first wall (104) connected to a second wall (106) by a connecting wall (108). An open-ended passage (110) is defined between the first wall, the second wall, and the connecting wall. A first securing clamp (112) extends inwardly into the passage from the first wall. A second securing clamp (116) that opposes the first securing clamp extends inwardly into the passage from the second wall. The first securing clamp and the second securing clamp are configured to securely clamp onto a portion of the component. The edge protector may also include at least one cutout (122) formed in at least one of the first wall or the second wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Michael CHLYSTEK, Lucas Whaley KROEGER
  • Publication number: 20200223608
    Abstract: A flexible carrier for carrying a plurality of containers, such as soft drink and other beverage containers, is formed from a polymer composition which provides the carrier with improved recovery, tensile strength and tear resistance. The polymer composition includes about 40-60% by weight of a low density ethylene polymer having a density of about 0.910-0.950 grams/cm3 and about 40-60% by weight of a post-consumer recycled product blend of low density polyethylene polymer and linear low density polyethylene polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Peter L. SAMARAS, Rachell L. Slovik, Patrick R. Van Tholen
  • Patent number: 10711610
    Abstract: A bumper sized to fit a cylinder of a fastener driving tool includes a side profile of the bumper defined by a plurality of flat regions and a plurality of convex regions around an outer periphery of the bumper. Included in the bumper are an inner peripheral surface and an outer peripheral surface. The flat and convex regions are disposed on the outer peripheral surface of the bumper in an alternating pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan Thomas Mina, James Louis Kuhnwald
  • Patent number: 10710189
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and/or methods for providing welding systems or portions of welding systems that provide a tip-retention device that is configured to direct gas radially towards a contact tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Jeremy L. Jansma, Robert J. Centner, Jeffrey G. Wells
  • Patent number: 10710188
    Abstract: A system and method for wirelessly controlling, monitoring, and updating various welding parameters from a remote device using a single remote control. The remote does not need to have the software to communicate with the welding-type system prior to initiating communications with the welding-type system. Rather, the welding-type system can provide a code download to the remote to perform an over-the-air programming of the remote to configure the remote to control the welding-type system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Marc L. Denis, Michael A. Gill, Todd G. Batzler
  • Patent number: 10710191
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are disclosed of a welding-type system includes a welding-type power supply configured to provide welding-type power. A reel located within a housing of the welding-type power supply. A welding-type cable, the reel configured to wind the welding-type cable to reduce a length of the welding-type cable extending from the housing, and to unwind to increase a length of the welding-type cable extending from the housing at least partially wound around the reel when stored. The welding-type cable includes a first end secured to the reel and electrically connected to the welding-type power supply and a second end configured to provide the welding-type power to at least one welding-type tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Adam Richard Schmitz, Chris J. Roehl, Scott Ryan Rozmarynowski, Zachary William MacMullen, Lauren Goulet
  • Patent number: 10710177
    Abstract: Pipe machining apparatuses, coupling members, and methods of assembling pipe machining apparatuses are provided. In one aspect, a coupling member for coupling together a first section and a second section of a pipe machining apparatus includes a first housing member adapted to couple to the first section, a second housing member adapted to couple to the second section, an arm movably coupled to the first housing member, and an engagement member coupled to the arm. The arm is adapted to move between a coupled condition, in which the engagement member engages the second housing member, and an uncoupled condition, in which the engagement member does not engage the second housing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC
    Inventor: Roy C. Coakley
  • Patent number: 10702003
    Abstract: In one aspect, a protective headwear is provided and includes a support member configured to engage a user's head, an outer shell coupled to the support member and rotatable relative to the support member between a first position and a second position, and a member coupled between the support member and the outer shell to reduce angular velocity of the outer shell as it moves from the first position to the second position. In one aspect, the protective headwear is a welding helmet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Nishank R. Patel, Eric T. Sommers, Kyle Pfeifer
  • Patent number: 10704450
    Abstract: A piston cooling jet includes a first body and a second body. The first body includes a housing having an inlet fluidly coupled with nozzle outlets. The second body is coupled to the first body to form an interior chamber disposed inside the first body and the second body. The interior chamber is fluidly coupled with the inlet and the nozzle outlets. The interior chamber directs fluid received via the inlet through the nozzle outlets and out of the piston cooling jet assembly in a direction towards a spray target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis Mark, Joseph Kuhn
  • Patent number: 10703089
    Abstract: A conveyor system for a stencil printer includes a pair of rail members, with the pair of rail members extending through a frame and configured to transport the substrate through the stencil printer. The conveyor system further includes, for each rail member, a lift tool assembly coupled to the rail member. The lift tool assembly includes a lifter portion, a main plate secured to the lifter portion, and a clamping member coupled to the main plate. The clamping member is configured to move horizontally between a substrate engaged position and a substrate disengaged position. The lift tool assembly further includes a thin foil coupled to the main plate. The thin foil is configured to move vertically and horizontally, independent from the clamping member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Mariano, William A. Losiewicz
  • Patent number: 10705543
    Abstract: A mass flow controller that includes a linearization system to control the linear response of a valve in order to control the gain of the mass flow controller. The linearization system includes a flow modeling system for processing at least one of a fluid type, a flow rate, a pressure, and a temperature value signal relating to flow of the fluid through a flow path and determining fluid properties. The linearization system also includes a valve modeling system to determine the required operational characteristics of the valve according to valve specifications, a desired flow rate, and the determined fluid properties. The linearization system determines a gain to control the lift of the valve in order to acquire a desired fluid flow rate. The gain is determined by calculating the derivative of predicted lift with respect to fluid flow and the derivative of drive with respect to predicted lift.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS, INC.
    Inventors: John Lull, Berwin Banares, Jeffrey Whiteley
  • Patent number: D889221
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Liebelt
  • Patent number: D889948
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventor: Michael Dill
  • Patent number: D889949
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventor: Michael Dill
  • Patent number: D889950
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventor: Michael Dill