Patents by Inventor James B. Stearns

James B. Stearns 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: 3940586
    Abstract: An electric arc welding system includes a welding torch having a head supporting a nonconsumable, elongated electrode for establishing an arc and between a work piece and an outer end of the electrode. The system further includes nozzle means for supplying an inert gas shield around the longitudinal axis of the electrode and said arc and conductor means for supplying current to the electrode for establishing and maintaining the arc. Means are provided for feeding filler wire toward the longitudinal axis of the electrode and the arc along a feed path intersecting the axis at an acute angle. The feeding means includes means for advancing the filler wire along the feed path in repetitive incremental strokes separated by alternating periods of stationary dwell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1973
    Date of Patent: February 24, 1976
    Assignee: ESAB Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: James B. Stearns, Donald W. Schmerling