Patents by Inventor Joseph J. Pechstein

Joseph J. Pechstein 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: 20210229200
    Abstract: A portable pipe threader includes a stand upon which a pipe is supported, a carriage supported by the stand upon which at least one pipe threading tool is supported, a spindle including a plurality of chuck jaws for clamping the pipe, the chuck jaws configured to move radially inward along a travel path toward an outer surface of the pipe, and a sensor system configured to determine a location of the chuck jaws along the travel path and relative to the outer surface of the pipe, the sensor system configured to output a signal corresponding to the location of each of the chuck jaws when engaged with the outer surface of the pipe. The portable pipe threader further includes an electronic controller in communication with the sensor system configured to determine an outer diameter of the pipe in response to the signal output from the sensor system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Joseph J. Pechstein, Sean T. Kehoe, Aaron Grode, Timothy Hilger
  • Publication number: 20210129228
    Abstract: A portable pipe threader includes a stand upon which a pipe is supported, a carriage supported by the stand, and a plurality of pipe threading tools coupled to the carriage and selectively operable to perform work on the pipe. The portable pipe threader further includes a drive assembly mounted to the stand including a brushless direct current (“DC”) motor operable to provide torque to one of the pipe or a selected one of the pipe threading tools to rotate the pipe and the selected one of the pipe threading tools relative to each other, and a battery pack supported by the stand in selective electrical communication with the motor to provide electrical power to the motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Joseph J. Pechstein, Sean T. Kehoe, Aaron Grode, Timothy Hilger