Patents by Inventor Anthony V. Salsich

Anthony V. Salsich has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11433471
    Abstract: A system for providing a dynamically controlled plasma cutting system. The plasma cutting system includes a proportional valve and a sensing device arrangement and a controller connected to this arrangement. The system is configured to dynamically control gas flow in a plasma torch. The system measures gas pressure at a proportional valve and makes necessary gas pressure adjustments in the system by way of controlling a drive signal sent to the proportional valve to control gas flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony V. Salsich, Joseph C. Schneider, James F. Ulrich
  • Patent number: 11399415
    Abstract: Induction heating extension cables including control conductors are disclosed. An example cable assembly includes: a first plurality of conductors in a Litz cable arrangement; an outer protective layer configured to protect the plurality of conductors from physical damage; and a second plurality of conductors that are electrically isolated from the first plurality of conductors and are protected by the outer protective layer from physical damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony V. Salsich, Paul Verhagen
  • Publication number: 20220193808
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, a system includes a welding-type system including circuitry configured to receive direct current (DC) power directly from a distributed DC bus, to generate a current using the received DC power, and to isolate the welding-type system from the distributed DC bus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Thomas A. Bunker, Alan A. Manthe, Anthony V. Salsich, Michael David Madsen, Bruce Patrick Albrecht
  • Patent number: 11369010
    Abstract: Induction heating extension cables including control conductors are disclosed. An example cable assembly includes: a first plurality of conductors in a Litz cable arrangement; an outer protective layer configured to protect the plurality of conductors from physical damage; and a second plurality of conductors that are electrically isolated from the first plurality of conductors and are protected by the outer protective layer from physical damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony V. Salsich, Paul Verhagen
  • Patent number: 11277885
    Abstract: Induction heating power supplies, data collection systems, and induction heating systems to communicate over an induction heating cable are disclosed. An example induction heating power supply includes a power conversion circuit configured to: convert input power into induction heating power and transmit the induction heating power via an induction heating cable, and at least one of a receiver circuit coupled to the induction heating cable and configured to receive data via the induction heating cable or a transmitter circuit coupled to the induction heating cable and configured to transmit data via the induction heating cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony V. Salsich, Gregg Prochnow, Kevin McWithey
  • Patent number: 11179794
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, a system includes a welding-type system including circuitry configured to receive direct current (DC) power directly from a distributed DC bus, to generate a current using the received DC power, and to isolate the welding-type system from the distributed DC bus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc
    Inventors: Thomas A. Bunker, Alan A. Manthe, Anthony V. Salsich, Michael David Madsen, Bruce Patrick Albrecht
  • Patent number: 11160144
    Abstract: In some examples, an induction heating system includes an induction heating power supply and an induction heating tool configured to receive induction heating type power from the induction power supply through a modular transformer. In some examples, the modular transformer comprises a first coupler (e.g., a power receptacle) and a second coupler (e.g., a power insert) configured to couple together to complete the modular transformer, and/or decouple to separate the modular transformer. In some examples, the first coupler is in electrical communication with the induction heating power supply, and the second coupler is in electrical communication with the induction heating tool. When the first and second couplers are coupled together to complete the modular transformer, induction heating power flows through the modular transformer from the induction heating power supply to the induction heating tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Anthony V. Salsich, Paul Verhagen
  • Patent number: 10939507
    Abstract: Induction heating accessories are disclosed. An example induction heating accessory comprises: a coupling circuit configured to be electromagnetically coupled to a cable carrying induction heating current; a power extraction circuit configured to extract power from the induction heating current via the coupling circuit; and circuitry configured to generate an output indicative of the induction heating current flowing through the cable based on receiving power via the induction coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony V. Salsich, Gregg Prochnow, Kevin McWithey
  • Publication number: 20200229275
    Abstract: Induction heating power supplies, data collection systems, and induction heating systems to communicate over an induction heating cable are disclosed. An example induction heating power supply includes a power conversion circuit configured to: convert input power into induction heating power and transmit the induction heating power via an induction heating cable, and at least one of a receiver circuit coupled to the induction heating cable and configured to receive data via the induction heating cable or a transmitter circuit coupled to the induction heating cable and configured to transmit data via the induction heating cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Anthony V. Salsich, Gregg Prochnow, Kevin McWithey
  • Publication number: 20200163168
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and/or methods for an induction heating system are disclosed. In some examples, the induction heating system includes an induction heating power supply and an induction heating tool configured to receive induction heating type power from the induction power supply through a modular transformer. In some examples, the modular transformer comprises a first coupler (e.g., a power receptacle) and a second coupler (e.g., a power insert) configured to couple together to complete the modular transformer, and/or decouple to separate the modular transformer. In some examples, the first coupler is in electrical communication with the induction heating power supply, and the second coupler is in electrical communication with the induction heating tool. When the first and second couplers are coupled together to complete the modular transformer, induction heating power flows through the modular transformer from the induction heating power supply to the induction heating tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Anthony V. Salsich, Paul Verhagen
  • Patent number: 10609770
    Abstract: Induction heating power supplies, data collection systems, and induction heating systems to communicate over an induction heating cable are disclosed. An example induction heating power supply includes a power conversion circuit configured to: convert input power into induction heating power and transmit the induction heating power via an induction heating cable, and at least one of a receiver circuit coupled to the induction heating cable and configured to receive data via the induction heating cable or a transmitter circuit coupled to the induction heating cable and configured to transmit data via the induction heating cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony V. Salsich, Gregg Prochnow, Kevin McWithey
  • Publication number: 20190314924
    Abstract: A system for providing a dynamically controlled plasma cutting system. The plasma cutting system includes a proportional valve and a sensing device arrangement and a controller connected to this arrangement. The system is configured to dynamically control gas flow in a plasma torch. The system measures gas pressure at a proportional valve and makes necessary gas pressure adjustments in the system by way of controlling a drive signal sent to the proportional valve to control gas flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Anthony V. Salsich, Joseph C. Schneider, James F. Ulrich
  • Patent number: 10328516
    Abstract: A system for providing a dynamically controlled plasma cutting system. The plasma cutting system includes a proportional valve and a sensing device arrangement and a controller connected to this arrangement. The system is configured to dynamically control gas flow in a plasma torch. The system measures gas pressure at a proportional valve and makes necessary gas pressure adjustments in the system by way of controlling a drive signal sent to the proportional valve to control gas flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony V. Salsich, Joseph C. Schneider, James F. Ulrich
  • Publication number: 20180213612
    Abstract: Induction heating accessories are disclosed. An example induction heating accessory comprises: a coupling circuit configured to be electromagnetically coupled to a cable carrying induction heating current; a power extraction circuit configured to extract power from the induction heating current via the coupling circuit; and circuitry configured to generate an output indicative of the induction heating current flowing through the cable based on receiving power via the induction coil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Anthony V. Salsich, Gregg Prochnow, Kevin McWithey
  • Publication number: 20180213611
    Abstract: Induction heating extension cables including control conductors are disclosed. An example cable assembly includes: a first plurality of conductors in a Litz cable arrangement; an outer protective layer configured to protect the plurality of conductors from physical damage; and a second plurality of conductors that are electrically isolated from the first plurality of conductors and are protected by the outer protective layer from physical damage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Anthony V. Salsich, Paul Verhagen
  • Patent number: 9931708
    Abstract: A system and method for a plasma system includes a plasma torch actuated by a trigger, a consumable installed in the plasma torch, and a gas flow system constructed to receive pressurized gas and provide a gas flow to the plasma torch. A gas flow regulating system is included and configured to regulate the gas flow, and a sensing device is included and configured to monitor a gas pressure in the plasma torch. The plasma system also includes a controller configured to receive a signal from the sensing device and to determine one of a length parameter of the plasma torch and a type of the consumable therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Anthony V. Salsich, Jeremy D. Overesch
  • Publication number: 20180049277
    Abstract: Induction heating power supplies, data collection systems, and induction heating systems to communicate over an induction heating cable are disclosed. An example induction heating power supply includes a power conversion circuit configured to: convert input power into induction heating power and transmit the induction heating power via an induction heating cable, and at least one of a receiver circuit coupled to the induction heating cable and configured to receive data via the induction heating cable or a transmitter circuit coupled to the induction heating cable and configured to transmit data via the induction heating cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Anthony V. Salsich, Gregg Prochnow, Kevin McWithey
  • Patent number: 9878395
    Abstract: Methods and systems for transferring a plasma arc from between an electrode and a tip to between an electrode and a workpiece and back as dictated by the conditions at the cutting arc are provided. The present disclosure allows for arc transfer detection without use of a current sensor at the workpiece or knowledge of a precise pilot circuit limit value through a novel plasma arc control circuit. In one embodiment, the plasma arc control circuit provides a programmable current source and a current sink configured to limit current in a pilot arc control circuit. The pilot arc circuit may be configured to signal its limiting status to a controller, which may switch the pilot arc control circuit in or out of the current path. Certain embodiments may include a pulse width modulation control in the pilot arc control circuit for controlling current flow through the pilot arc circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony V. Salsich, Alan A. Manthe
  • Publication number: 20140190944
    Abstract: A system for providing a dynamically controlled plasma cutting system. The plasma cutting system includes a proportional valve and a sensing device arrangement and a controller connected to this arrangement. The system is configured to dynamically control gas flow in a plasma torch. The system measures gas pressure at a proportional valve and makes necessary gas pressure adjustments in the system by way of controlling a drive signal sent to the proportional valve to control gas flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Anthony V. Salsich, Joseph C. Schneider, James F. Ulrich
  • Patent number: 8754348
    Abstract: A system and method for automatically controlling gas pressure for a plasma cutter includes a plasma torch, a gas supply system to provide a pressurized gas to the plasma torch, and a proportional valve configured to regulate the pressurized gas. The proportional valve includes a body, a valve seat positioned therein and defining a valve orifice, and a plunger having a mating surface on one end that mates with the valve seat and the orifice and a pressure receiving surface on an opposite end. The proportional valve also includes an inlet to receive the pressurized gas and distribute the pressurized gas to the valve orifice and the pressure receiving surface of the plunger, an electrical solenoid having a chamber to electro-magnetically translate the plunger therein, and a bias urging the plunger toward the valve orifice in conjunction with the pressurized gas when electrical power is reduced to the electrical solenoid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony V. Salsich, David P. Marcusen, Nick William Buettner, Brian J. Bornemann