Patents by Inventor Kevin Pagano

Kevin Pagano 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: 11163323
    Abstract: A sprayer for spraying fluid includes a pump, a motor that drives the pump, a drive cycle indicator, a wireless module configured to send and receive information, and control circuitry. The drive cycle indicator outputs an indication of cycle status of the pump. The control circuitry is configured to receive the plurality of cycle status indications of the pump, determine a plurality of output values representing paint spray fluid output volume over a plurality of time windows based on the plurality of cycle status indications of the pump, store the plurality of output values in memory, and cause the wireless module to transmit one or more of the stored plurality of output values externally from the sprayer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Graco Minnesota Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Mansheim, Nicholas H. Reath, Daniel R. Johnson, Kevin C. Robb, Robert J. Gundersen, Andrew J. Kopel, Christopher M. Lange, Nicholas A. Pagano, Benjamin R. Godding, Mark T. Weinberger
  • Publication number: 20210299794
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for an enclosure providing a sealed environment. The enclosure employs movable paneling that seals an area for a laser welding cell, while allowing access for an operator to load a workpiece in and unload the workpiece from a welding cell. Barriers are arranged on the enclosure, such that in a closed configuration activation of a pneumatic tube forces the barriers to extend toward a rotated paneling, such that the edges of the enclosure contact or overlap with the edges of the paneling to result in a light-tight seal. Presence of the fluid increases the pressure in the tube such that an external boundary of the tube expands, forcing the barrier toward the edges of the paneling, thereby closing the gap and providing a light-tight enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Erik Miller, Brian Atkinson, Kevin Pagano
  • Publication number: 20210294360
    Abstract: A sprayer for spraying fluid includes a pump, a motor that drives the pump, a drive cycle indicator, a wireless module configured to send and receive information, and control circuitry. The drive cycle indicator outputs an indication of cycle status of the pump. The control circuitry is configured to receive the plurality of cycle status indications of the pump, determine a plurality of output values representing paint spray fluid output volume over a plurality of time windows based on the plurality of cycle status indications of the pump, store the plurality of output values in memory, and cause the wireless module to transmit one or more of the stored plurality of output values externally from the sprayer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Christopher M. Lange, Nicholas A. Pagano, Benjamin R. Godding, Mark T. Weinberger, Michael J. Mansheim, Nicholas H. Reath, Andrew J. Kopel, Daniel R. Johnson, Kevin C. Robb, Robert J. Gundersen
  • Patent number: 10953484
    Abstract: A system includes a welding torch assembly configured to establish a welding arc between an electrode and workpieces separated by a narrow groove utilizing power from a power supply while moving the electrode radially in a desired pattern by a motion control assembly within the welding torch assembly. The welding torch assembly includes a nozzle through which the electrode is fed and within which the electrode is radially moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Kevin Pagano, Bryan Dustin Marschke, Thomas Roger Jaeger, Nauman Basit, Kenneth S. Dobson
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20190030652
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to welding and, more specifically, to welding wires for arc welding, such as Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) or Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW). In one embodiment, a tubular welding wire includes a sheath and a core, and the core comprises a rare earth silicide component (cerium, lanthanum, or a combination thereof). The core may also comprise an organic stabilizer component, a carbon component, and an agglomerate. The organic stabilizer component may comprise an organic molecule or organic polymer bound to one or more Group I or Group II metals. The carbon component may comprise graphite, graphene, carbon black, lamp black, carbon nanotubes, diamond, or a combination thereof. The agglomerate may comprise oxides of one or more Group I or Group II metals, titanium, and manganese.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Steven Edward Barhorst, Mario Anthony Amata, Kevin Pagano
  • Publication number: 20180297151
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to welding and, more specifically, to welding wires for arc welding, such as Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) or Flux Core Arc Welding (FACW). In one embodiment, a tubular welding wire includes a sheath and a core, and the core comprises a rare earth silicide component (cerium, lanthanum, or a combination thereof). The core may also comprise an organic stabilizer component, a carbon component, and an agglomerate. The organic stabilizer component may comprise an organic molecule or organic polymer bound to one or more Group I or Group II metals. The carbon component may comprise graphite, graphene, carbon black, lamp black, carbon nanotubes, diamond, or a combination thereof. The agglomerate may comprise oxides of one or more Group I or Group II metals, titanium, and manganese.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Steven Edward Barhorst, Mario Anthony Amata, Kevin Pagano
  • Patent number: 10016850
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to welding and, more specifically, to welding wires for arc welding, such as Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) or Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW). In one embodiment, a method of manufacturing a tubular welding wire includes disposing a core within a metallic sheath. Further, the core includes an organic stabilizer component, in which the organic stabilizer component is an alkali metal or alkali earth metal salt of an organic molecule or an organic polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: HOBART BROTHERS COMPANY
    Inventors: Steven Barhorst, Mario Amata, Kevin Pagano
  • Patent number: 9999944
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to welding and, more specifically, to welding wires for arc welding, such as Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) or Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW). In one embodiment, a tubular welding wire includes a sheath and a core, and the core includes an organic stabilizer component. Further, the organic stabilizer component includes an organic sub-component configured to release hydrogen near a surface of a workpiece during welding, and includes a Group I metal, Group II metal, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: HOBART BROTHERS COMPANY
    Inventors: Steven Barhorst, Mario Amata, Kevin Pagano
  • Patent number: 9403233
    Abstract: A welding operation is performed by moving or rotating an arc in a welding torch, and feeding a metal cored wire through the torch in a direct current, electrode negative welding process. The electrode may include one or more arc stabilizers. The welding process may be pulsed or non-pulsed. Moreover, the process may be used with a number of different base metals intended to be welded, such as thin plate, galvanized metals, painted metals, coated metals, and so forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Kevin Pagano, James Lee Uecker, Steven Barhorst, Bryan Dustin Marschke, Mario Amata
  • Patent number: 9199341
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to welding and, more specifically, to welding wires for arc welding, such as Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) or Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW). In one embodiment, a tubular welding wire includes a sheath and a core, in which the sheath includes less than approximately 0.06% carbon by weight. The core includes a carbon source and a potassium source that together comprise less than 10% of the core by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: HOBART BROTHERS COMPANY
    Inventors: Steven Barhorst, Mario Amata, Kevin Pagano
  • Publication number: 20150076120
    Abstract: A system includes a welding torch assembly configured to establish a welding arc between an electrode and workpieces separated by a narrow groove utilizing power from a power supply while moving the electrode radially in a desired pattern by a motion control assembly within the welding torch assembly. The welding torch assembly includes a nozzle through which the electrode is fed and within which the electrode is radially moved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Kevin Pagano, Bryan Dustin Marschke, Thomas Roger Jaeger, Nauman Basit, Kenneth S. Dobson
  • 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: 20140061175
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to welding and, more specifically, to welding wires for arc welding, such as Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) or Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW). In one embodiment, a tubular welding wire includes a sheath and a core, in which the sheath includes less than approximately 0.06% carbon by weight. The core includes a carbon source and a potassium source that together comprise less than 10% of the core by weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Hobart Brothers Company
    Inventors: Steven Barhorst, Mario Amata, Kevin Pagano
  • Publication number: 20140061166
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to welding and, more specifically, to welding wires for arc welding, such as Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) or Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW). In one embodiment, a tubular welding wire includes a sheath and a core, and the core includes an organic stabilizer component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: HOBART BROTHERS COMPANY
    Inventors: Steven Barhorst, Mario Amata, Kevin Pagano
  • Publication number: 20140061179
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to welding and, more specifically, to welding wires for arc welding, such as Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) or Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW). In one embodiment, a method of manufacturing a tubular welding wire includes disposing a core within a metallic sheath. Further, the core includes an organic stabilizer component, in which the organic stabilizer component is an alkali metal or alkali earth metal salt of an organic molecule or an organic polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: HOBART BROTHERS COMPANY
    Inventors: Steven Barhorst, Mario Amata, Kevin Pagano
  • Publication number: 20130001210
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for utilizing metal cored welding wire electrodes with forced movement of the electrode and arc. The electrode may be moved by a motion control assembly in a welding torch. The arc is established only between the sheath of the metal cored welding wire and the workpiece (or weld puddle), providing a unique transfer mode for enhanced deposition, travel speeds, and other weld and process characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Pagano, Kevin Summers