Patents Assigned to Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10674571
    Abstract: An oven may include a cooking chamber configured to receive a food product, an antenna assembly and a cooking controller. The antenna assembly may include a plurality of antennas provided in increments corresponding to respective zones of the cooking chamber. The cooking controller may be operably coupled to the antenna assembly to selectively distribute power to respective ones of the antennas of the antenna assembly to provide radio frequency energy into the respective zones in a selected pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS, INC.
    Inventor: Richard E. Hunter, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10672533
    Abstract: An example cable assembly includes: a plurality of conductors in a Litz cable arrangement; a layer of magnet wire insulation over the Litz cable arrangement; an inner silicone dielectric jacket over the layer of magnet wire insulation; and an outer silicone jacket over the inner silicone dielectric jacket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Verhagen
  • Patent number: 10668871
    Abstract: A retaining device (1) including: a box-like element (5) designed so that it can be inserted so as to pass through a perforation (4) of parts to be connected; a pivot (8) mounted inside the box-like element rotatably about an axis (A) of symmetry thereof and provided with a head (9) arranged on the outside of the box-like element; and a pair of elastically deformable wings (10) mounted in an angularly integral manner on the pivot (8) and projecting from opposite sides transversely so as to jut out through a pair of opposite through-windows (11) formed in a side wall (12) of the box-like element (5) and designed to assume an elastically deformed or retracted configuration, in which they are fully folded up inside the box-like element (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventor: Fulvio Pacifico Yon
  • Patent number: 10668608
    Abstract: A pneumatic powered fastener driving tool including a housing including a main compartment and a handle extending from the main compartment and an end plug removably attachable to the handle, the end plug including a mounting base attachable to a bottom section of the handle, a pneumatic connector receiver extending outwardly from the mounting base, a belt hook receiver extending outwardly from the mounting base, and a mounting bracket extending downwardly from the mounting base. The tool further includes a belt hook with limited rotation. The present disclosure also provides the fastener driving tool end plug removably attachable to a handle of a pneumatic powered fastener driving tool and a limited rotation belt hook attachable to the pneumatic powered fastener driving tool end plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Robert J. Meyer
  • Patent number: 10670185
    Abstract: A first embodiment of the disclosure provides a system for detection of intrusion into a working space of a material testing device wherein visual user detection system uses digital image processing and filtering in order to identify user entry into the specimen test space. The visual user detection system has built-in redundancy for safety compliance and further can be used for data entry with respect to test data setup and configuration. A second embodiment of the disclosure uses a digital camera mounted on the frame of the material testing device, oriented toward a striped pattern on the top of the front base cover. The striped pattern is recognized by a vision algorithm which creates virtual boundary lines within the pattern. A detected intrusion, such as by a user body part, will be detected and the material testing machine put into a safe state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Saad K. Namou, Brandon L. Smith, Charles J. Purwin, Christopher Bennet, Paolino Carnevale
  • Patent number: 10670086
    Abstract: A washing machine transmission actuator employs a rotating cam for separating a clutch. The cam is rotated by a ring gear communicating with a pinion gear on a motor providing improved minimum torque for a given motor power and thus improved energy efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Mark J. Wittig
  • Patent number: 10672294
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for weld training are provided. An example weld training system includes a computing device comprising a display device on a first side and a camera on a second side, the computing device configured to: capture images with the camera; process the captured images to identify a first simulation device as a simulation weld torch and a second simulation device as a simulation workpiece; and display images of a simulated welding operation on the display device of the computing device based on analyzing the captured images to detect indicia of weld performance, the images of the simulated welding operation reflecting the indicia of weld performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Patrick Albrecht, Joseph C. Schneider
  • Patent number: 10672967
    Abstract: An energy harvesting system including an energy harvesting device configured to draw electrical energy from a welding process without direct electrical contact with a weld cable. The energy harvesting system also includes energy harvesting circuitry coupled to the energy harvesting device and configured to process the electrical energy for use by a welding-related device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Lee Denis, Kevin John Mlnarik
  • Patent number: 10668607
    Abstract: A combustion-powered fastener-driving tool includes a combustion-powered power source having a combustion chamber, a reciprocating piston and driver blade, and a valve sleeve reciprocable relative to the power source between a rest position and a firing position. The valve sleeve partially defines the combustion chamber. A lockout device is in fluid communication with the combustion power source and includes a reciprocating gas piston connected to a latch in operational proximity to the valve sleeve. The lockout device is configured such that upon combustion in the combustion chamber, gas from the combustion engages the gas piston and moves the latch to an engaged position in which the valve sleeve is prevented from moving to the rest position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Hanxin Zhao, Christopher H. Porth, Stephen P. Moore
  • Patent number: 10660500
    Abstract: A dishwasher detergent dispenser includes a viscous damper allowing a dispenser door to be preloaded with a sufficiently strong spring to overcome resistance caused by detergent encrustation and the like while significantly reducing noise caused by the door opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey J. Krieger
  • Patent number: 10665128
    Abstract: A method of operating a welding system includes receiving welding data corresponding to a welding session for a weld, receiving a location selection from an operator, and displaying on a display a graphical representation of welding parameters of the welding selection corresponding to the location selection. The welding data includes welding parameters, including a work angle of a welding torch, a travel angle of the welding torch, a contact tip to work distance, a travel speed of the welding torch along a path of the weld, an aim of the welding torch, or any combination thereof. The location selection corresponds to a point along the path of the weld traversed by the welding torch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: William Joshua Becker, Richard Beeson
  • Patent number: 10661375
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a welding-type power source that includes a power source housing and an engine arranged in the power source housing to supply electrical power. An energy storage device is included that is in rechargeable association with the internal combustion engine and arranged to provide welding-type power for at least a given period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventor: Bruce Patrick Albrecht
  • Patent number: 10661372
    Abstract: A system and method for determining settings or parameters for a welding-type power source are provided. By presenting an operator with an interface that is positioned along the path of a weld cable and configured to input weld characteristics, an operator is not required to determine electrical parameters for setting a welding-type power source output at the power source. The interface is presented to the operator at a remote welding-type device, such as a wire feeder, a weld robot, a torch, or the like. From the operator-specified weld characteristics, the system and method determine appropriate settings for the power source. In some embodiments, the system and method may automatically set the power source accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: James F. Ulrich, Bruce Patrick Albrecht, Todd Earl Holverson
  • Patent number: 10660458
    Abstract: A pan chiller system includes a pan chiller unit having a food well, with a plurality of hollow divider rails arranged within the food well to define at least one opening to receive one or more food pans to be cooled, where the plurality of divider rails define a first rail flow path and a second rail flow path. A chilled liquid coolant system chills liquid coolant and moves the chilled liquid coolant into both the first rail flow path and the second rail flow path. A control arrangement is configured for controlling chilled liquid coolant flow such that a first temperature condition maintained in the first rail flow path is different than a second temperature condition maintained in the second rail flow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Ashutosh A. Potdar, Rafael A. Castillo-Borelly, Joseph F. Sanders, Keith G. Thompson
  • Patent number: 10661350
    Abstract: A method of using a pipe machining apparatus according to an aspect includes providing a frame capable of being mounted onto a pipe, a tool carrier coupled to and movable relative to the frame, a tool support coupled to and movable with the tool carrier relative to the frame, and a laser line generator tool mounted on and movable with the tool support. The laser line generator tool images a laser light onto the pipe to align with a mark(s) on the pipe which denotes a proper cut line around the pipe. The apparatus can be repositioned relative to the pipe in order to enable an operator to properly position the apparatus on the pipe prior to a cutting operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventor: Roy C. Coakley
  • Patent number: 10661373
    Abstract: Systems and methods for welding are described. The welding system can include, for example, a welding power source, a welding torch, and a computer. The computer and the welding torch can be operatively coupled to the power source. A first weld is performed and its signature is saved by the computer. It is considered a high quality weld and is selected as a weld reference. A second weld is performed and its signature is saved by the computer. The computer then computes a single weld confidence result for the second weld based on a comparison between the signature data of the second weld and the signature data of the reference weld. A weld fault condition is triggered based on the single weld confidence result which causes the welding system to stop or to modify the welding operation, and/or which causes the welding system to send out communications relating to the triggering of the weld fault condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Leland D. Falde, Stephen P. Ivkovich, Vincent N. Romano
  • 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
  • Patent number: D886170
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Dill, Miguel E. Mendez Jaquez
  • Patent number: D886172
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Dill, Miguel E. Mendez Jaquez