Patents by Inventor Kevin Michael Scott

Kevin Michael Scott 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: 10828728
    Abstract: A material processing system includes a power supply and a wire feeder to feed a wire electrode for a material processing operation. The enthalpy and/or temperature of a region of the tip of the electrode is maintained substantially constant via closed loop control. The control may be based upon regulation of current applied to the electrode. The control of the current may be based upon an electrode extension error. Wire feed speed may also be controlled to assist in maintaining a substantially constant enthalpy and/or temperature near the electrode tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Michael Scott, Richard Martin Hutchison
  • Publication number: 20200156172
    Abstract: A welding method includes feeding a welding electrode axially from a welding torch, moving the welding electrode radially in a desired pattern with respect to a central axis of the welding torch by a motion control assembly within the welding torch, transmitting from control circuitry a signal corresponding to a position of the welding electrode relative to a weld joint or weld pool, advancing the welding torch or a workpiece to establish a weld, and transferring material from the welding electrode to a first location in an area of the weld pool. The welding electrode moves radially while feeding the welding electrode from the welding torch, the material from the welding electrode is transferred to the first location during a first cycle of the desired pattern, and the first location is controlled based at least in part on the signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher Hsu, Richard Martin Hutchison, Kevin Michael Scott, Kevin Pagano, James Lee Uecker
  • Patent number: 10543551
    Abstract: A welding method includes feeding a welding electrode axially from a welding torch, moving the welding electrode radially in a desired pattern with respect to a central axis of the welding torch by a motion control assembly within the welding torch, transmitting from control circuitry a signal corresponding to a position of the welding electrode relative to a weld joint or weld pool, advancing the welding torch or a workpiece to establish a weld, and transferring material from the welding electrode to a first location in an area of the weld pool. The welding electrode moves radially while feeding the welding electrode from the welding torch, the material from the welding electrode is transferred to the first location during a first cycle of the desired pattern, and the first location is controlled based at least in part on the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Hsu, Richard Martin Hutchison, Kevin Michael Scott, Kevin Pagano, James Lee Uecker
  • Patent number: 10435386
    Abstract: A novel process is provided for the efficient preparation of an asymmetric compound of structural formula I: comprising a copper-catalyzed, carbon-nitrogen cross-coupling step. The process described as part of the present invention can be used to manufacture poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitors, which may be useful for the treatment of cancer. In particular, the present invention describes a process for the manufacture of the PARP inhibitor, 2-{4-[(3S)-piperidin-3-yl]phenyl}-2H-indazole-7-carboxamide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: MERCK SHARP & DOHME CORP.
    Inventors: Cheol K. Chung, Mark E. Scott, Paul Gerard Bulger, Kevin Michael Belyk, John Limanto, Guy R. Humphrey
  • Patent number: 10065260
    Abstract: A welding system includes an electrode configured to be advanced toward a workpiece and a power supply configured to provide a flow of electricity to the electrode for generating a welding arc between the electrode and the workpiece. The welding system also includes a first sensor configured to sense a light intensity of the welding arc and a second sensor configured to sense a current provided to the electrode via the power supply. In addition, the welding system includes a controller communicatively coupled with the first and second sensors and configured to modify the light intensity with respect to the current. The controller is configured to control a welding parameter of the welding system based on the modified light intensity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Martin Hutchison, Kevin Michael Scott
  • Publication number: 20150083702
    Abstract: A material processing system includes a power supply and a wire feeder to feed a wire electrode for a material processing operation. The enthalpy and/or temperature of a region of the tip of the electrode is maintained substantially constant via closed loop control. The control may be based upon regulation of current applied to the electrode. The control of the current may be based upon an electrode extension error. Wire feed speed may also be controlled to assist in maintaining a substantially constant enthalpy and/or temperature near the electrode tip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Kevin Michael Scott, Richard Martin Hutchison
  • Publication number: 20150076119
    Abstract: A welding method includes feeding a welding electrode axially from a welding torch, moving the welding electrode radially in a desired pattern with respect to a central axis of the welding torch by a motion control assembly within the welding torch, transmitting from control circuitry a signal corresponding to a position of the welding electrode relative to a weld joint or weld pool, advancing the welding torch or a workpiece to establish a weld, and transferring material from the welding electrode to a first location in an area of the weld pool. The welding electrode moves radially while feeding the welding electrode from the welding torch, the material from the welding electrode is transferred to the first location during a first cycle of the desired pattern, and the first location is controlled based at least in part on the signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Christopher Hsu, Richard Martin Hutchison, Kevin Michael Scott, Kevin Pagano, James Lee Uecker
  • Publication number: 20140183176
    Abstract: A welding system includes an electrode configured to be advanced toward a workpiece and a power supply configured to provide a flow of electricity to the electrode for generating a welding arc between the electrode and the workpiece. The welding system also includes a first sensor configured to sense a light intensity of the welding arc and a second sensor configured to sense a current provided to the electrode via the power supply. In addition, the welding system includes a controller communicatively coupled with the first and second sensors and configured to modify the light intensity with respect to the current. The controller is configured to control a welding parameter of the welding system based on the modified light intensity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Richard Martin Hutchison, Kevin Michael Scott
  • Publication number: 20140175072
    Abstract: A welding system includes a power supply configured to output power to a welding device. The power supply is configured to alternate the power output between an arc phase and a hotwire phase. The power output in the arc phase produces an arc between a welding electrode and a workpiece, and the power output in the hotwire phase heats the welding electrode without producing an arc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Richard Martin Hutchison, Kevin Michael Scott
  • Publication number: 20080307600
    Abstract: A system for wiping an external mirror on a vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2007
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Inventor: Kevin Michael Scott