Patents by Inventor Michael A. Carroscia

Michael A. Carroscia 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: 20140246532
    Abstract: A container for packaging and unwinding a coil of welding wire to allow an uninterrupted flow of the welding wire from one the container to another the container. The coil of welding wire including a coiled portion having a top and a bottom, a first extension of the wire extending from the coil near the coil top to a feeding end and a second extension of the wire extending from the coil near the bottom to a transfer end. The transfer end of the one container being joinable to the feeding end of the another container. The container including an outer packaging with at least one vertically extending side wall, a closed bottom, a top opening for removing the welding wire and a wire coil receiving cavity within the outer packaging for receiving the wire coil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: LINCOLN GLOBAL, INC.
    Inventors: Michael A. Carroscia, Dennis K. Hartman
  • Patent number: 8365912
    Abstract: A wire containment structure includes a container and a bag. The container includes a sidewall that at least partially defines a container receptacle. The sidewall defines a first handle aperture and a second handle aperture. The bag is configured to entirely support a wire stack. The bag is disposed at least partially within the container receptacle and comprises a body, a first handle, and a second handle. The body defines a wire receptacle. The first handle is coupled with the body and is routed through the first handle aperture. The second handle is coupled with the body and is routed through the second handle aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Carroscia, Vaidyanath B. Rajan
  • Patent number: 8313054
    Abstract: A wire payoff structure includes a plurality of arm members, a first ring, a second ring, and a third ring. The first ring is coupled with each of the arm members. The second ring is coupled with each of the arm members and is spaced radially outwardly from the first ring. The third ring is coupled with each of the arm members and is spaced radially outwardly from the second ring. A portion of each arm member passes beneath the third ring to facilitate contact with an underlying wire stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Carroscia, Dennis Hartman
  • Publication number: 20120097672
    Abstract: A wire containment structure includes a container and a bag. The container includes a sidewall that at least partially defines a container receptacle. The sidewall defines a first handle aperture and a second handle aperture. The bag is configured to entirely support a wire stack. The bag is disposed at least partially within the container receptacle and comprises a body, a first handle, and a second handle. The body defines a wire receptacle. The first handle is coupled with the body and is routed through the first handle aperture. The second handle is coupled with the body and is routed through the second handle aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Inventors: Michael A. Carroscia, Vaidyanath B. Rajan
  • Publication number: 20110186677
    Abstract: A wire payoff structure includes a plurality of arm members, a first ring, a second ring, and a third ring. The first ring is coupled with each of the arm members. The second ring is coupled with each of the arm members and is spaced radially outwardly from the first ring. The third ring is coupled with each of the arm members and is spaced radially outwardly from the second ring. A portion of each arm member passes beneath the third ring to facilitate contact with an underlying wire stack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Inventors: Michael Carroscia, Dennis Hartman
  • Patent number: 7958996
    Abstract: A package for containing and dispensing wire from a coil of welding wire. The package having an outer layer with a bottom and an outer side wall having an upper edge defining a box opening for removing the wire from the package. The package further including an inner core positioned within the inner cylindrical opening of the wire coil wherein the inner core has a base supported by the package bottom and an oppositely facing core top. The core base being generally maintained relatively to the package bottom to prevent the core from “walking-up” the wire coil and the core top being allowed to tilt as the wire exits the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Hsu, David J. Barton, Michael A. Carroscia
  • Publication number: 20100213089
    Abstract: A package for containing and dispensing wire from a coil of welding wire. The package having an outer layer with a bottom and an outer side wall having an upper edge defining a box opening for removing the wire from the package. The package further including an inner core positioned within the inner cylindrical opening of the wire coil wherein the inner core has a base supported by the package bottom and an oppositely facing core top. The core base being generally maintained relatively to the package bottom to prevent the core from “walking-up” the wire coil and the core top being allowed to tilt as the wire exits the package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Applicant: LINCOLN GLOBAL, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Hsu, David J. Barton, Michael A. Carroscia
  • Patent number: 7748530
    Abstract: A package for containing and dispensing wire from a coil of welding wire. The package having an outer layer with a bottom and an outer side wall having an upper edge defining a box opening for removing the wire from the package. The package further including an inner core positioned within the inner cylindrical opening of the wire coil wherein the inner core has a base supported by the package bottom and an oppositely facing core top. The core base being generally maintained relatively to the package bottom to prevent the core from “walking-up” the wire coil and the core top being allowed to tilt as the wire exits the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Hsu, David J. Barton, Michael A. Carroscia
  • Patent number: 7467712
    Abstract: A container for packaging and unwinding a coil of welding wire. The wire coil being formed by a plurality of convolutions of welding wire. The container including an outer container having at least one vertically extending side wall, a wire receiving cavity within the outer container for receiving the wire coil, a closed bottom and a top opening for removing the welding wire. The container further including a foam intermixed in the wire coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael A. Carroscia
  • Publication number: 20080210585
    Abstract: A package for containing and dispensing wire from a coil of welding wire. The package having an outer layer with a bottom and an outer side wall having an upper edge defining a box opening for removing the wire from the package. The package further including an inner core positioned within the inner cylindrical opening of the wire coil wherein the inner core has a base supported by the package bottom and an oppositely facing core top. The core base being generally maintained relatively to the package bottom to prevent the core from “walking-up” the wire coil and the core top being allowed to tilt as the wire exits the package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2008
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Inventors: Christopher Hsu, David J. Barton, Michael A. Carroscia
  • Patent number: 7410111
    Abstract: A payoff ring constructed from high density polyethylene includes a beveled inner circumference that guides ductile wire, such as aluminum welding wire, from a coil packaged in a box-like container. The body of the payoff ring is fashioned with holes or cavities that significantly reduce the weight of the payoff ring by up to 50% of the overall weight. The payoff ring floats freely in the box-like container and guides the wire as it is being withdrawn from the container while not distorting the wire. The outer configuration of the payoff ring is constructed to engage to the sides of the container thereby preventing the payoff from rotating during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael A. Carroscia
  • Patent number: 7398881
    Abstract: A retainer ring for use in a welding wire package wherein the package houses a coil of welding wire positioned in a coil receiving cavity in the package. The coil extends about a vertically extending coil axis and includes a coil bottom, an oppositely facing coil top, a radially extending outer cylindrical surface and a radially inner cylindrical surface. The ring haves an annular ring body extending about a ring axis with an outer peripheral edge and an inner peripheral edge. The ring body further includes a top surface extending between the outer and inner peripheral edges and an oppositely facing bottom surface extending between the outer and inner peripheral edges. The bottom surface of the body can be configured to rest on the coil top and the outer peripheral edge is sized to allow the ring to descend within the wire receiving cavity as the wire is unwound from the wire coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2008
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Barton, Michael A. Carroscia
  • Patent number: 7377388
    Abstract: A package for containing and dispensing wire from a coil of welding wire. The package having an outer layer with a bottom and an outer side wall having an upper edge defining a box opening for removing the wire from the package. The package further including an inner core positioned within the inner cylindrical opening of the wire coil wherein the inner core has a base supported by the package bottom and an oppositely facing core top. The core base being generally maintained relatively to the package bottom to prevent the core from “walking-up” the wire coil and the core top being allowed to tilt as the wire exits the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Hsu, David J. Barton, Michael A. Carroscia
  • Publication number: 20070290093
    Abstract: A payoff ring constructed from high density polyethylene includes a beveled inner circumference that guides ductile wire, such as aluminum welding wire, from a coil packaged in a box-like container. The body of the payoff ring is fashioned with holes or cavities that significantly reduce the weight of the payoff ring by up to 50% of the overall weight. The payoff ring floats freely in the box-like container and guides the wire as it is being withdrawn from the container while not distorting the wire. The outer configuration of the payoff ring is constructed to engage to the sides of the container thereby preventing the payoff from rotating during use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2006
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Inventor: Michael A. Carroscia
  • Patent number: 7309038
    Abstract: A container for packaging and unwinding a coil of welding wire to allow an uninterrupted flow of the welding wire from one the container to another container. The coil of welding wire, including a coiled portion having a top and a bottom, a first extension of wire extending from the coil near the coil top to a feeding end and a second extension of wire extending from the coil near the bottom to a transfer end. The transfer end of one container being joinable to the feeding end of another container. The container including an outer packaging having at least one vertically extending sidewall, a closed bottom, a top opening for removing the welding wire and a wire coil receiving cavity within the outer packaging for receiving the wire coil. The feeding end and the transfer end can be positionable near the top opening. The container further includes at least one transfer control tab in the cavity near the top opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2007
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael A. Carroscia
  • Publication number: 20070175965
    Abstract: A system for providing an endless welding wire to a welding station from a first and second container each having a top opening with a top, inwardly facing surface and a coil of welding wire with a feed end and a trailing, transfer end where the trailing end of the first coil is connected to the feed end of the second coil. The system comprising: a grommet with a vertical wire receiving opening floating above the containers in a given path determined by a track element slidably receiving the floating grommet and the containers each have a plurality of transfer control tabs in the top inwardly facing surface. The tabs are configured to selectively support and then release the transfer end during changeover from the wire of the first coil to the wire of the second coil to reduce the tendency for a tangle during wire changeover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2006
    Publication date: August 2, 2007
    Inventor: Michael Carroscia
  • Patent number: 7220942
    Abstract: A device is provided for feeding an endless welding wire stored in a first container in a first coil generally concentric with a first vertical axis and a second container in a second coil generally concentric with a second vertical axis spaced longitudinally from the first axis in a given direction. The novel device including a track element extending in a path generally including the coil axes and extending above the coils in the given direction. A grommet, with a vertical wire receiving guide opening, is mounted on a support mechanism carried by the track element for movement of the grommet above the coils and along the path of the track element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Barton, Michael A. Carroscia, Christopher Hsu
  • Publication number: 20070051649
    Abstract: A container for packaging and unwinding a coil of welding wire. The wire coil being formed by a plurality of convolutions of welding wire. The container including an outer container having at least one vertically extending side wall, a wire receiving cavity within the outer container for receiving the wire coil, a closed bottom and a top opening for removing the welding wire. The container further including a foam intermixed in the wire coil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2005
    Publication date: March 8, 2007
    Inventor: Michael Carroscia
  • Publication number: 20070051648
    Abstract: A retainer ring for use in a welding wire package wherein the package houses a coil of welding wire positioned in a coil receiving cavity in the package. The coil extends about a vertically extending coil axis and includes a coil bottom, an oppositely facing coil top, a radially extending outer cylindrical surface and a radially inner cylindrical surface. The ring haves an annular ring body extending about a ring axis with an outer peripheral edge and an inner peripheral edge. The ring body further includes a top surface extending between the outer and inner peripheral edges and an oppositely facing bottom surface extending between the outer and inner peripheral edges. The bottom surface of the body can be configured to rest on the coil top and the outer peripheral edge is sized to allow the ring to descend within the wire receiving cavity as the wire is unwound from the wire coil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2005
    Publication date: March 8, 2007
    Inventors: David Barton, Michael Carroscia
  • Publication number: 20060278747
    Abstract: A container for packaging and unwinding a coil of welding wire to allow an uninterrupted flow of the welding wire from one the container to another container. The coil of welding wire, including a coiled portion having a top and a bottom, a first extension of wire extending from the coil near the coil top to a feeding end and a second extension of wire extending from the coil near the bottom to a transfer end. The transfer end of one container being joinable to the feeding end of another container. The container including an outer packaging having at least one vertically extending sidewall, a closed bottom, a top opening for removing the welding wire and a wire coil receiving cavity within the outer packaging for receiving the wire coil. The feeding end and the transfer end can be positionable near the top opening. The container further includes at least one transfer control tab in the cavity near the top opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2005
    Publication date: December 14, 2006
    Inventor: Michael Carroscia