Patents Assigned to Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10682722
    Abstract: A welding system is provided. The welding system includes a low power transceiver configured to be coupled to a weld cable. The low power transceiver includes a low power transmitter, a low power receiver, and a first processor. The low power receiver is configured to transmit one or more unmodulated tones through the weld cable to a welding power supply. The low power receiver is configured to receive the one or more unmodulated tones through the weld cable from the welding power supply. The first processor is configured to determine one or more channel equalization filter coefficients related to the weld cable corresponding to a distortive characteristic of the weld cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Marc Lee Denis
  • Patent number: 10682720
    Abstract: A welding system includes a welding power source having a user interface disposed thereon and a weld controller disposed therein and being adapted to generate a welding power output for use in a welding operation. The welding system also includes a personal computer having control circuitry disposed therein and being removably interfaced with the welding power source via a docking mechanism. When the personal computer is docked within the docking mechanism, the personal computer is enabled for receiving operator input, and the control circuitry communicates with the weld controller to coordinate control of a welding operation in accordance with the operator input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: William Joshua Becker, Alan Edward Stein, John Alan Luck
  • Patent number: 10681953
    Abstract: In one aspect, a headgear for engaging and supporting protective headwear on a wearer's head includes a first side member positioned on a first side of the headgear, a second side member positioned on a second side of the headgear opposite the first side, a forehead strap coupled to the first and second side members and positioned on a front half of the headgear, and an occipital strap having an end coupled to one of the first side member and the second side member on the front half of the headgear and the occipital strap extending to a rear half of the headgear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Nishank R. Patel, Eric T. Sommers, Samuel B. Petre, John C. Mehnert
  • Patent number: 10683948
    Abstract: A thermostat valve for an internal combustion engine includes a housing with several cooling liquid connections and a drive which drives in rotation a hollow valve element mounted rotationally in the housing, by exerting a drive force, wherein the valve element has several openings delimited by its circumferential face which can be brought selectively in congruence with one or more of the cooling liquid connections of the housing by rotation of the valve element for the throughflow of cooling liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventor: Carsten Heldberg
  • Patent number: 10683882
    Abstract: A connection assembly adapted to join a surface element to an underlying support structure while maintaining a substantially zero gap abutting relation between the surface element and the support structure. The connection assembly includes a press-in retainer with a circumferential seal having a sealing foot. The sealing foot flexes about a living hinge while maintaining continuous sliding contact with the support panel without interfering with downward movement of the retainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Derek Scroggie, Michelle E. Bozinovski, Robert A. Murawski
  • Patent number: 10683940
    Abstract: A valve arrangement for a cooling system of a vehicle includes a housing having at least two cooling-liquid ports, and a valve element, which can be adjusted between an open position in which it opens up a connection between the cooling-liquid ports and a closed position in which it separates the connection between the cooling-liquid ports. A drive is provided for adjusting the valve element between the open position and the closed position, wherein the drive includes an electric motor, which motor drives an actuation element which actuates the valve element, wherein the actuation element moves along a circular path section in the course of an adjustment of the valve element between the open position and the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Peter Quade, Torsten Hauk, Carsten Heldberg, Florian Clausing, Rainer Gramss
  • Patent number: 10683151
    Abstract: A flexible carrier for carrying a plurality of containers within a plurality of corresponding container receiving apertures formed in longitudinal rows and transverse ranks and a handle extending parallel to the rows of container receiving apertures. The handle is connected at attachment points along the carrier and corresponding thickened sections are included along the bands opposite the connection points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventor: Robert C. Olsen
  • Publication number: 20200180486
    Abstract: An assist grip assembly is configured to be secured to a component. The assist grip assembly includes a handle defining a retention chamber, and a fastening assembly pivotally secured to the retention chamber of the handle. The fastening assembly includes a mounting cushion having a central channel and at least one mounting stud pivotally coupled to the retention chamber. The mounting cushion secures the fastening assembly to the handle. A retaining clip is coupled to the mounting cushion. The retaining clip is configured to secure to the component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Cory Cramer, Todd Callister, Walter Belchine, III, Joseph Tassone
  • Patent number: 10675698
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, a welding wire delivery system includes a non-rotational actuator configured to engage, disengage, and move welding wire. In certain embodiments, the welding wire delivery system includes a piezoelectric walk motor, a piezoelectric worm drive, a piezoelectric wave drive, a shape memory alloy, a solenoid piston, a linear actuator or motor, or a voice coil actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Hsu
  • Patent number: 10681781
    Abstract: An apparatus for defrosting or cooking foods, the apparatus including both radio frequency dielectric heating means and an induction heating means. The radio frequency dielectric heating means includes at least two electrodes positioned at a treatment zone, and a device for applying, between the electrodes, a difference in electric potential which is variable with a frequency between 1 MHz and 300 MHz. The induction heating means is electromagnetically coupled to at least one of the electrodes which is at least partly made of ferromagnetic material, such that the electrode transmits heat to the food.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Fabrizio Dughiero, Marco Bullo, Andrea Baccara
  • Patent number: 10677473
    Abstract: Ovens having spray systems for spraying cleaning fluid in a cooking chamber are disclosed that include a chamber drain flow path that leads to a grease drain path and a water drain path. A baffle wall in the chamber drain flow path controls the flow of fluid between the grease drain path and the water drain path. The chamber drain flow path may also have a recirculation path to return water to the spray system. Ovens having spray systems for cleaning are disclosed that include a door having a latch mechanism that automatically latches upon closure of the door and a gasket disposed between the door and an oven housing that directs water impinging upon the door back into the cooking chamber and the chamber drain flow path. The door may have an inner glass pane and an outer glass pane pivotably mounted to the inner glass pane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Jason M. Stephens, Troy R. Tope, Daniel L. Kerby
  • Patent number: 10676847
    Abstract: One embodiment is directed to an oven for heating fibers. The oven comprises a supply structure disposed within the oven between first and second ends of the oven. The supply structure comprises a plurality of plenums stacked one above each other with gaps therebetween. The plenums are in fluid communication with a heating system. At least one plenum comprises at least one side wall comprising a plurality of passages formed therein, said at least one plenum configured to direct at least a portion of the heated gas into an interior of the oven from the plurality of passages. Each of the plurality of passages formed in said at least one plenum has a respective tapered cross-sectional shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Hans L. Melgaard, Daniel M. Ruf, Matthew Benson, Phillip Vu
  • Patent number: 10675692
    Abstract: In one example, a pipe machining apparatus is provided and includes a frame, a tool carrier coupled to and rotatable relative to the frame, a first machining apparatus including a first tool support and a first tool supported by the first tool support and a second machining apparatus including a bridge member, a second tool support supported by the bridge member, and a second tool supported by the second tool support. The first tool is configured to perform a first machining operation and the second tool is configured to perform a second machining operation different than the first machining operation. The first machining apparatus and the second machining apparatus are interchangeably couplable to and rotatable with the tool carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventor: Roy C. Coakley
  • Patent number: 10675699
    Abstract: A contact tip assembly with a preheating tip comprises a welding power source configured to provide welding current to a welding circuit, the welding circuit comprising a welding electrode and a first contact tip of a welding torch. The assembly also includes an electrode preheating circuit configured to provide preheating current through a portion of the welding electrode via a second contact tip of the welding torch, and a voltage sense circuit to monitor a voltage drop across the two contact tips, and the electrode preheating circuit adjusts at least one of the first current or the preheating current based on the voltage drop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Hsu, Dennis Sigl, Jake Zwayer, James Lee Uecker, Jon Michael Patterson
  • Patent number: 10677277
    Abstract: A fastening clip is configured to securely couple a first component to a second component. The fastening clip includes a first frame connected to an opposed second frame by an arcuate transition beam. Each of the first and second frames includes an exterior contact finger that is configured to securely abut into a first outer surface of the first component around at least a portion of a first opening formed through the first component, an interior contact finger that is configured to extend into the first opening, and a contact prong that is configured to abut into a second outer surface of the first component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher F. Bidlake, Alexander W. Sherrill, Jason T. Spain, Gregory G. Buczynski
  • Patent number: 10675721
    Abstract: Example split frame pipe cutting tools include a frame and a slide tool configured to position a cutting edge in contact with the workpiece to performing cutting or boring on the workpiece, the slide tool comprising: a radial advancement mechanism configured to provide radial advancement of the cutting edge based on circumferential advancement of the slide tool by the frame; and an axial guide rail; a recirculating bearing carriage configured to slide in an axial direction along the axial guide rail and to couple the cutting edge to the axial guide rail; an axial advancement mechanism configured to advance the cutting edge in the axial direction with respect to the workpiece by translating radial advancement by the radial advancement mechanism to axial advancement based on a cutting template coupled to the radial advancement mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Jeremy Edward Weinberg
  • Patent number: 10676287
    Abstract: An apparatus for transporting a case along a conveyor moving in a transport direction includes an engagement plate for positive engagement with the case. The engagement plate has a planar face and a vacuum source for vacuum attachment to a case outer surface face. The apparatus further includes a mechanism for moving the plate in the transport direction and for rotating the plate a selected angle from the transport direction. Related, corresponding, or associated methods for transporting a case along a conveyor moving in a transport direction are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Jon Paul Laskis, Robert C. Beesley, Joshua Riddle
  • Publication number: 20200172775
    Abstract: A process for adhesively bonding at least two substrates includes the application to the at least two substrates of an uncured adhesive formulation. The uncured adhesive formulation includes at least two curable resin components of epoxy novolac resin, bisphenol A-epichlorohydrin epoxy, or 4,4?-Isopropylidenediphenol, oligomeric reaction products with 1-chloro-2,3-epoxypropane in a total amount of at least 60 total weight percent. An epoxy curing agent is also present in the formulation. The uncured adhesive formulation cures at an elevated onset temperature of at least 140° C. to adhesively bonding the at least two substrates. The adhesive formulation is also provided with a cure accelerator. An assembly is provided that includes a first substrate of nylon or carbon fiber filled polymer and a second substrate of nylon or carbon fiber filled polymer. A layer of the cured adhesive formulation is present in simultaneous contact with the first substrate and the second substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Ranjith Kokkot, Parvathy Mohan Chandramohanan, Subodh Deshpande
  • Patent number: D886168
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Dill
  • Patent number: D886169
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Dill