Patents by Inventor Robert P. Welsh

Robert P. Welsh 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: 20110123362
    Abstract: An air compressor assembly can include a support structure with a compressor mechanism, at least one fluid tank, a pair of wheels, and a handle attached thereto. The air compressor assembly can be configured with the compressor mechanism having a perpendicular orientation relative to the at least one fluid tank so as to provide a relatively narrow assembly and to facilitate servicing and/or maintenance of the assembly. Furthermore, the wheels and handle can be configured so that the assembly can be relatively easily located in a balanced transport position. Additionally, an accessory support plate can be attached to the top of the assembly to serve as a dolly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Applicant: BLACK & DECKER INC.
    Inventors: Mark A. Etter, Timothy C. Smith, Robert P. Welsh, John Buck, Fredrick M. Morgan, Chad W. Hanson, James Vintzel
  • Patent number: 7909584
    Abstract: An air compressor assembly can include a support structure with a compressor mechanism, at least one fluid tank, a pair of wheels, and a handle attached thereto. The air compressor assembly can be configured with the compressor mechanism having a perpendicular orientation relative to the at least one fluid tank so as to provide a relatively narrow assembly and to facilitate servicing and/or maintenance of the assembly. Furthermore, the wheels and handle can be configured so that the assembly can be relatively easily located in a balanced transport position. Additionally, an accessory support plate can be attached to the top of the assembly to serve as a dolly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Etter, Timothy C. Smith, Robert P. Welsh, John Buck, Fredrick M. Morgan, Chad W. Hanson, James Vintzel
  • Patent number: 7891389
    Abstract: An improved portable work bench includes a beam, legs for supporting the beam, and at least one bracket having first and second surfaces for contacting respective first and second sides of the beam, wherein the second surface is movable between a first position contacting the second side of the beam, and a second position not contacting the second side of the beam. A spring biases the second surface towards the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Robert P. Welsh, Thomas R. Sommerville
  • Publication number: 20100058908
    Abstract: A table saw guard assembly for guarding a blade on a table saw is provided. The table saw guard assembly includes a support structure and a hood assembly including at least one of a front curtain, first side curtain, second side curtain and top curtain, wherein each of said curtains are independently moveable and/or removable from the hood assembly. Furthermore, a table saw guard assembly is provided including a quick release mechanism for connecting the hood assembly to the support structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Applicant: BLACK & DECKER INC.
    Inventors: Michael L. O'banion, Warren A. Ceroll, James R. Parks, Robert Alan Berry, Robert P. Welsh, Daniel Puzio, Michael L. Agronin, Philip T. Miller, Robert J. Opsitos, JR., Andrew E. Seman, JR., John K. Horky, James P. Bascom, Todd J. Huston, Matthew C. Webster, Adan Ayala
  • Publication number: 20100050842
    Abstract: An improved miter saw comprises a base assembly, a table rotatably attached to the base assembly, a saw assembly pivotably attached to the table, a wear ring non-fixedly attached between the base assembly and the table and wear ring. Other inventions are described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Inventors: Frederick R. Bean, Peter Chaikowsky, Robert P. Welsh, Craig A. Oktavec, Mark E. Brunson, James R. Parks, Gregg L. Sheddy, Adan Ayala
  • Patent number: 7665393
    Abstract: A table saw guard assembly for guarding a blade on a table saw is provided. The table saw guard assembly includes a support structure and a hood assembly including at least one of a front curtain, first side curtain, second side curtain and top curtain, wherein each of said curtains are independently moveable and/or removable from the hood assembly. Furthermore, a table saw guard assembly is provided including a quick release mechanism for connecting the hood assembly to the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Michael L. O'Banion, Warren A. Ceroll, James R. Parks, Robert Alan Berry, Robert P. Welsh, Daniel Puzio, Michael L. Agronin, Philip T. Miller, Robert J. Opsitos, Jr., Andrew E. Seman, Jr., John K. Horky, James P. Bascom, Todd J. Huston, Matthew C. Webster, Adan Ayala
  • Patent number: 7624775
    Abstract: A planing machine including a base, at least two support columns disposed on the base, and a carriage assembly carrying a cutterhead. The carriage assembly may be mounted on the support columns. At least one of the base and the carriage assembly is movable vertically towards the other of the base and the carriage assembly. The planing machine may have panel mounted on at least one of the base and the carriage assembly and extending between the carriage assembly and the base housing for preventing user contact with the cutterhead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Allison A. Smith, Jyh Cherng Lin, Todd J. Huston, David L. Wikle, Robert P. Welsh, Daniel H. Montague, Larry T. Albert, Barry Wixey, Bor Yann Chuang, Leo Chang, Chin Long Chi
  • Patent number: 7617755
    Abstract: An improved miter saw comprises a base assembly, a table rotatably attached to the base assembly, a saw assembly pivotably attached to the table, a wear ring non-fixedly attached between the base assembly and the table and wear ring. Other inventions are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick R. Bean, Peter Chaikowsky, Robert P. Welsh, Craig A. Oktavec, Mark E. Brunson, James R. Parks, Gregg L. Sheddy, Adan Ayala
  • Publication number: 20090199928
    Abstract: A planing machine including a base, at least two support columns disposed on the base, and a carriage assembly carrying a cutterhead. The carriage assembly may be mounted on the support columns. At least one of the base and the carriage assembly is movable vertically towards the other of the base and the carriage assembly. The planing machine may have panel mounted on at least one one of the base and the carriage assembly and extending between the carriage assembly and the base housing for preventing user contact with the cutterhead.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2009
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Applicant: BLACK & DECKER INC.
    Inventors: Allison A. Smith, Jyh Cherng Lin, Todd J. Huston, David L. Wikle, Robert P. Welsh, Daniel H. Montague, Larry T. Albert, Barry Wixey, Bor Yann Chuang, Leo Chang, Chin Long Chi
  • Patent number: 7562610
    Abstract: An improved chop saw may include a base assembly, a blade assembly including a blade having a center and a motor for driving the blade, an arm pivotally attached to the base assembly and carrying the blade assembly, the blade assembly being movable between a lower position for engaging and cutting a workpiece disposed on the base, and an upper position not engaging the workpiece. The chop saw further includes a vise for holding the workpiece in place, the vise including a vise screw, a latch support supporting the vise screw, and a vise jaw disposed at the end of the vise screw. Preferably, the maximum distance between the vise jaw and the latch support is about equal or shorter than the distance between the blade center and the latch support, when the blade assembly is at the lower position. Further the chop saw includes a substantially horizontal handle connected to the blade assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: John E. Dibbern, Jr., Daniel L. Krout, Daniel H. Montague, Robert P. Welsh
  • Patent number: 7546790
    Abstract: A table saw including a base, a main table supported by the base, first and second rails attached to the table, a sliding table fixedly attached to the rails and sliding along the longitudinal axis of the rails and a cross-cut table slidably movable in a direction perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the rails. The cross-cut table may be adjusted to ensure movement parallel to a blade protruding from the main table. An improved miter gauge assembly is also disclosed. An improved fence assembly is further disclosed herein. In addition, a table saw having an improved panel and leg construction is disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2009
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: James Parks, Robert S. Gehret, Scott Livingston, Michael L. O'Banion, Robert P Welsh, William Scott Taylor, Todd L. Huston, Edwin G. Zehr, Scott Stropkay, David Louis Weissburg, Mark Allen Nichols, William R. Stumpf, Lewis Hampton Rohr, Henry Louis Tew, Thomas S. Paladino, Paul Eichelberger, David Edmund Duncanson, Jerry Wayne Holleman, Adan Ayala
  • Publication number: 20090120254
    Abstract: The table saw disclosed herein includes a table, a saw assembly pivotally attached to the table, the saw assembly comprising an arbor movable relative to the table, a bevel shaft operatively connected to the saw assembly for pivoting the saw assembly, and a height shaft operatively connected to the saw assembly for moving the arbor relative to the table, wherein distance between the height shaft and the table is larger than distance between the bevel shaft and the table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Inventors: James R. Parks, Robert S. Gehret, William R. Stumpf, Frederick R. Bean, Daniel Puzio, Michael L. O'Banion, Lewis H. Rohr, Robert P. Welsh, Carl F. Merhar, III, Scott M. Livingston, David E. Duncanson, Adan Ayala
  • Publication number: 20090114315
    Abstract: An improved portable work bench includes a beam, legs for supporting the beam, and at least one bracket having first and second surfaces for contacting respective first and second sides of the beam, wherein the second surface is movable between a first position contacting the second side of the beam, and a second position not contacting the second side of the beam. A spring biases the second surface towards the first position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Publication date: May 7, 2009
    Inventors: Robert P. Welsh, Thomas R. Sommerville
  • Patent number: D589065
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2009
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy D. Leasure, Mark A. Etter, Robert P. Welsh, Stephen J. Vos
  • Patent number: D589066
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2009
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy D. Leasure, Mark A. Etter, Robert P. Welsh, Stephen J. Vos
  • Patent number: D589535
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy D. Leasure, Mark A. Etter, Robert P. Welsh, Stephen J. Vos
  • Patent number: D591574
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Kathy E. DiPasquale, Robert P. Welsh, Lauren M. Wenchel
  • Patent number: D596816
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy D. Leasure, Joe Ghering, Robert P. Welsh
  • Patent number: D614887
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Kim C. Reeves, Robert P. Welsh
  • Patent number: D624317
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Lauren M Wenchel, Gabriel Concari, Robert P. Welsh