Patents by Inventor Edward Hillen

Edward Hillen 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).

  • Publication number: 20170334013
    Abstract: A method and system for internally determining, within a welding power supply, the energy input into a weld during a welding operation. The method includes determining a total energy input into the weld during a first time period, and determining a length of the weld made during the first time period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: Joseph A. DANIEL, Edward HILLEN, William T. MATTHEWS
  • Publication number: 20170334014
    Abstract: A method and system for internally determining, within a welding power supply, the energy input into a weld during a welding operation. The method includes determining a total energy input into the weld during a first time period, and determining a length of the weld made during the first time period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: Joseph A. Daniel, Edward Hillen, William T. Matthews
  • Patent number: 9821400
    Abstract: A method providing a manual welding apparatus configured to supply a welding wire to a welding gun. The welding gun has a trigger and an opening where the welding wire extends when the trigger is activated. The method also has a computer with a user interface that includes an automatic wire retract program. The program monitors the welding gun and determines when the trigger is disabled. The program indicates when a first condition is satisfied and retracts the welding wire so the welding wire does not extend from the opening of the welding gun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: LINCOLN GLOBAL, INC.
    Inventors: Edward Hillen, David Kempert
  • Publication number: 20170245099
    Abstract: Methods and systems for using near field communication (NFC) protocol and logic to calibrate welding operations and systems are described. Further, methods and systems for using NFC logic and tags are described for networking, calibrating and linking components that comprise welding systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: Edward Hillen, Michael Volzer, Nick Trinnes
  • Patent number: 9687930
    Abstract: Methods and systems for using near field communication (NFC) protocol and logic to calibrate welding operations and systems are described. Further, methods and systems for using NFC logic and tags are described for networking, calibrating and linking components that comprise welding systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Hillen, Michael Volzer, Nick Trinnes
  • Patent number: 9687931
    Abstract: A method and system for internally determining, within a welding power supply, the energy input into a weld during a welding operation. The method includes determining a total energy input into the weld during a first time period, and determining a length of the weld made during the first time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: LINCOLN GLOBAL, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph A Daniel, Edward Hillen, William T Matthews
  • Publication number: 20170050258
    Abstract: A method providing a welding apparatus configured to supply a welding wire to a welding gun and a welding system implementing the same is described. The welding gun has a trigger and an opening where the welding wire extends when the trigger is activated. The method also has a computer with a user interface that includes an automatic wire retract program, the program dynamically adjusting the amount of welding wire retraction based at least upon one of the following: welding are current, welding wire size, welding wire speed and burnback time. The program monitors the welding gun and determines when the trigger is disabled. The program indicates when a first condition is satisfied and retracts the welding wire so the welding wire preferably does not extend (or minimally extends—or may be at least partially recessed within the tip) from the opening of the welding gun nozzle tip. The system and method also includes an ability to stop advancement or retraction of the wire to prevent damage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Edward Hillen, Joseph Daniel
  • Patent number: 9498839
    Abstract: A method providing a welding apparatus configured to supply a welding wire to a welding gun and a welding system implementing the same is described. The welding gun has a trigger and an opening where the welding wire extends when the trigger is activated. The method also has a computer with a user interface that includes an automatic wire retract program, the program dynamically adjusting the amount of welding wire retraction based at least upon one of the following: welding arc current, welding wire size, welding wire speed and burnback time. The program monitors the welding gun and determines when the trigger is disabled. The program indicates when a first condition is satisfied and retracts the welding wire so the welding wire preferably does not extend (or minimally extends—or may be at least partially recessed within the tip) from the opening of the welding gun nozzle tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: LINCOLN GLOBAL, INC.
    Inventors: Edward Hillen, David Kempert, Joe Daniel
  • Patent number: 9446471
    Abstract: Systems and methods for reading data from and/or writing data to various components of a welding installation are provided. The data is exchanged between devices using near field communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Hillen, Michael Volzer, Nick Trinnes
  • Patent number: 9266194
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling a hybrid welding process. An integrated hybrid welding power source includes a first power supply for providing a first welding output and a second power supply for providing a second welding output. The first power supply and the second power supply are operatively connected to coordinate the first welding output with the second welding output in real time while operating concurrently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Hillen, Joseph A. Daniel, William T. Matthews, Steven R. Peters
  • Publication number: 20150151383
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling a hybrid welding process. An integrated hybrid welding power source includes a first power supply for providing a first welding output and a second power supply for providing a second welding output. The first power supply and the second power supply are operatively connected to coordinate the first welding output with the second welding output in real time while operating concurrently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Inventors: EDWARD HILLEN, JOSEPH A. DANIEL, WILLIAM T. MATTHEWS, STEVEN R. PETERS
  • Patent number: 8952291
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling a hybrid welding process. An integrated hybrid welding power source includes a first power supply for providing a first welding output and a second power supply for providing a second welding output. The first power supply and the second power supply are operatively connected to coordinate the first welding output with the second welding output in real time while operating concurrently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Hillen, Joseph Daniel, Tom Matthews, Steve Peters
  • Publication number: 20140266576
    Abstract: Systems and methods for reading data from and/or writing data to various components of a welding installation are provided. The data is exchanged between devices using near field communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: LINCOLN GLOBAL, INC.
    Inventors: Edward Hillen, Michael Volzer, Nick Trinnes
  • Publication number: 20140263247
    Abstract: Methods and systems for using near field communication (NFC) protocol and logic to calibrate welding operations and systems are described. Further, methods and systems for using NFC logic and tags are described for networking, calibrating and linking components that comprise welding systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: LINCOLN GLOBAL, INC.
    Inventors: Edward Hillen, Michael Volzer, Nick Trinnes
  • Publication number: 20120199566
    Abstract: A method providing a welding apparatus configured to supply a welding wire to a welding gun and a welding system implementing the same is described. The welding gun has a trigger and an opening where the welding wire extends when the trigger is activated. The method also has a computer with a user interface that includes an automatic wire retract program, the program dynamically adjusting the amount of welding wire retraction based at least upon one of the following: welding arc current, welding wire size, and burnback time. The program monitors the welding gun and determines when the trigger is disabled. The program indicates when a first condition is satisfied and retracts the welding wire so the welding wire either does not extend (or minimally extends) from the opening of the welding gun.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Hillen, David Kempert, Joe Daniel
  • Publication number: 20120145689
    Abstract: A method providing a manual welding apparatus configured to supply a welding wire to a welding gun. The welding gun has a trigger and an opening where the welding wire extends when the trigger is activated. The method also has a computer with a user interface that includes an automatic wire retract program. The program monitors the welding gun and determines when the trigger is disabled. The program indicates when a first condition is satisfied and retracts the welding wire so the welding wire does not extend from the opening of the welding gun.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: LINCOLN GLOBAL, INC.
    Inventors: Edward Hillen, David Kempert
  • Publication number: 20120022882
    Abstract: A method and system for managing licenses in a welding system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2010
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: LINCOLN GLOBAL, INC.
    Inventors: Edward Hillen, Dmitry Brant
  • Publication number: 20100096373
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling a hybrid welding process. An integrated hybrid welding power source includes a first power supply for providing a first welding output and a second power supply for providing a second welding output. The first power supply and the second power supply are operatively connected to coordinate the first welding output with the second welding output in real time while operating concurrently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2008
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Applicant: LINCOLN GLOBAL, INC.
    Inventors: Edward Hillen, Joseph Daniel, Tom Matthews, Steve Peters
  • Publication number: 20090184098
    Abstract: A method and system for internally determining, within a welding power supply, the energy input into a weld during a welding operation. The method includes determining a total energy input into the weld during a first time period, and determining a length of the weld made during the first time period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2009
    Publication date: July 23, 2009
    Applicant: LINCOLN GLOBAL, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph A. Daniel, Edward Hillen, William T. Matthews
  • Publication number: 20060169682
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed that facilitate inducing one or more actions, such as generation of a shift report data related to construction device(s), via detection of specified triggering events. The system comprises a triggering component that determines whether a triggering event has occurred a control component that initiates an action in response to the triggering event. Triggering events can comprise specific times of day as determined by a real-time clock that can be associated with a construction/fabrication device, such as a welder. Additionally, actions responsive to triggering events can be tagged for human approval prior to initiation in order to provide system flexibility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2005
    Publication date: August 3, 2006
    Applicant: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Kainec, Edward Hillen