Patents by Inventor Richard Schmitz

Richard Schmitz 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: 20190225122
    Abstract: An extendible protective element for use in a child safety seat is disclosed. The extendible protective element comprises a first thread component comprising a first external thread and a first internal thread, and a second thread component comprising a second external thread, wherein the first thread component is rotatably connected to the second thread component via the first internal thread of the first thread component and the second external thread of the second thread component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Schmitz, Richard Henseler, Florian Berg
  • Publication number: 20190184863
    Abstract: A child safety seat is disclosed, wherein the child safety seat comprises: a base having an attachment point, a shell having a guiding element mounted on an upper portion of the shell, and a top tether connected to the attachment point of the base, wherein the guiding element is configured to abut against and slidably support the top tether when the top tether is secured to an anchoring point of a vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Schmitz, Richard Henseler
  • Publication number: 20190126381
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for manually setting up a wire drive assembly of a welding power supply and automatically setting up welding power supply parameters. A drive roll is configured with multiple grooves for receiving multiple wires of different types and/or different diameters. A sensor can detect the configuration of the drive roll such as, for example, being configured to receive a particular wire type with a particular diameter in a particular groove, by detect a distance to the drive roll. The welding power supply can use this information to automatically set the wire speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Adam Richard Schmitz, Chris J. Roehl, Scott Ryan Rozmarynowski, Zachary William MacMullen, Lauren Goulet
  • Publication number: 20180281098
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are disclosed of a welding-type system includes a welding-type power supply configured to provide welding-type power. A reel located within a housing of the welding-type power supply. A welding-type cable, the reel configured to wind the welding-type cable to reduce a length of the welding-type cable extending from the housing, and to unwind to increase a length of the welding-type cable extending from the housing at least partially wound around the reel when stored. The welding-type cable includes a first end secured to the reel and electrically connected to the welding-type power supply and a second end configured to provide the welding-type power to at least one welding-type tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Adam Richard Schmitz, Chris J. Roehl, Scott Ryan Rozmarynowski, Zachary William MacMullen, Lauren Goulet
  • Publication number: 20180117703
    Abstract: Aspects of a welding-type cable and torch are provided. The welding-type cable includes a power conductor to conduct welding-type power and a weld torch interface on a distal end of the welding-type cable to attach a weld torch to the power conductor. The welding-type torch includes a power connector to transfer welding-type power between the welding-type torch and a power conductor of a welding-type cable that is detachably coupled to the power connector. An electrode to perform a welding-type operation using the welding-type power is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Adam Richard Schmitz, Chris J. Roehl, Scott Ryan Rozmarynowski, Zachary William MacMullen, Lauren Goulet
  • Patent number: 9821980
    Abstract: A braking system for a welding machine is provided. In one aspect, the braking system includes a brake surface, a spool hub shaft, a spool hub, an adjustment knob and an expandable and compressible member. The spool hub shaft is capable of engaging against the brake surface. The expandable and compressible member is provided between the spool hub and the adjustment knob to apply varying levels of force on the spool hub. The spool hub shaft has at least one tab which is capable of engaging with a recess in the adjustment knob to adjust the force applied by the member on the spool hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Adam Richard Schmitz, Chris J. Roehl
  • Publication number: 20170197272
    Abstract: A welding system includes a welder configured to output welding power to generate an arc between a welding electrode and a workpiece. The welding system also includes a power pin configured to be coupled to the welder in a first orientation or a second orientation. The power pin is configured to switch the welding power from a first polarity to a second polarity when the power pin is switched from being coupled to the welder in the first orientation to being coupled to the welder in the second orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Inventors: Benjamin David Romenesko, Ronald Dewayne Woodward, Adam Richard Schmitz, Michael Thomas Schwarz
  • Patent number: 9610646
    Abstract: A welding system includes a welder configured to output welding power to generate an arc between a welding electrode and a workpiece. The welding system also includes a power pin configured to be coupled to the welder in a first orientation or a second orientation. The power pin is configured to switch the welding power from a first polarity to a second polarity when the power pin is switched from being coupled to the welder in the first orientation to being coupled to the welder in the second orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Benjamin David Romenesko, Ronald Dewayne Woodward, Adam Richard Schmitz, Michael Thomas Schwarz
  • Publication number: 20160289040
    Abstract: A braking system for a welding machine is provided. In one aspect, the braking system includes a brake surface, a spool hub shaft, a spool hub, an adjustment knob and an expandable and compressible member. The spool hub shaft is capable of engaging against the brake surface. The expandable and compressible member is provided between the spool hub and the adjustment knob to apply varying levels of force on the spool hub. The spool hub shaft has at least one tab which is capable of engaging with a recess in the adjustment knob to adjust the force applied by the member on the spool hub.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Adam Richard Schmitz, Chris J. Roehl
  • Publication number: 20140339202
    Abstract: A welding system includes a welder configured to output welding power to generate an arc between a welding electrode and a workpiece. The welding system also includes a power pin configured to be coupled to the welder in a first orientation or a second orientation. The power pin is configured to switch the welding power from a first polarity to a second polarity when the power pin is switched from being coupled to the welder in the first orientation to being coupled to the welder in the second orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: IIIinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin David Romenesko, Ronald Dewayne Woodward, Adam Richard Schmitz, Michael Thomas Schwarz
  • Publication number: 20050122292
    Abstract: A system and a method for visual, electronic communication and/or entertainment purposes, displaying a lightshow, which can, if desired, represent selected information/events have been achieved. Said lightshow/information is displayed using one or more LED modules comprising more than one, usually three, LEDs emitting each light in different primary colors of a color space. Thus a lightshow/information/events can be visually displayed using a multitude of colors, different brightness, by flashing, by activation of specific positions, and by ON/OFF intervals. Said LED modules are controlled by a circuit comprising a LED driver unit, controlling the light intensity of each LED, a sequencer to control said LED drivers, and a memory to store the patterns for the illumination, the sequence and the brightness. The LEDs can be preferably addressed in a multiplexing mode, thus the connection between the LED drivers and the LEDs can be simplified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2004
    Publication date: June 9, 2005
    Inventors: Richard Schmitz, Richard Gray, Malcolm Edwards