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).

  • Patent number: 7481254
    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: March 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Robert P. Welsh, Thomas R. Sommerville
  • Patent number: 7458402
    Abstract: A portable power planer for planing the top surface of a workpiece. The portable power planer includes a base assembly, a carriage assembly disposed above the base assembly, the carriage assembly includes a cutterhead assembly, the carriage assembly being vertically movable to change distance between the base assembly and the carriage assembly, a hand crank attached to the carriage assembly for changing the distance between the base assembly and the carriage assembly, a material removal gauge disposed on the carriage assembly, a switch disposed on the carriage assembly, and a height scale disposed on the base assembly, wherein the material removal gauge, the switch and the height scale are on the front side of the power planer, and the hand crank is substantially on the front half of the power planer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Barry Wixey, Robert P. Welsh, David L. Wikle, Jyh Cherng Lin, Leo Chang, Chin Long Chi
  • Publication number: 20080271664
    Abstract: The present invention relates to feedback systems that are used with power tools to provide the user with sensory feedback information allowing the user to determine the position of an adjustable portion of a power tool with respect to a stationary portion of a power tool or with respect to a workpiece without having to refer to a scale or manual measuring device. This feedback information may make it easier and faster for the user to determine the orientation or location of an adjustable portion of a power tool or determine the orientation or location of the workpiece with respect to an operational member of the power tool allowing the user to concentrate his thinking on executing the operation instead of concentrating on set up.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Publication date: November 6, 2008
    Applicant: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Robert P. Welsh, Mehul R. Jani
  • Publication number: 20080264519
    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: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2008
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    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: 7428917
    Abstract: A power planer having a base, a carriage assembly and a height scale. The carriage assembly includes a cutterhead that may be adjustably positioned relative to a datum that is defined by the base. The height scale has a rotary scale that rotates in response to movement of the carriage assembly relative to the base. A value of a displayed portion of the rotary scale is related to a distance between the cutterhead and the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2008
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Barry Wixey, Robert P Welsh, David L Wikle, David J Doss
  • Publication number: 20080196632
    Abstract: An improved portable work bench includes a beam, legs for supporting the beam, a bracket for supporting at least one of an accessory and a power tool, and a handle assembly connected to the beam. The handle assembly is movable between a retracted position near the beam and an extended position away from the beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2008
    Publication date: August 21, 2008
    Inventors: Nicholas E. Achterberg, Allison A. Nicolaidis, Robert P. Welsh, David L. Wikle
  • Publication number: 20070295183
    Abstract: The present invention relates to feedback systems that are used with power tools to provide the user with sensory feedback information allowing the user to determine the position of an adjustable portion of a power tool with respect to a stationary portion of a power tool or with respect to a workpiece without having to refer to a scale or manual measuring device. This feedback information may make it easier and faster for the user to determine the orientation or location of an adjustable portion of a power tool or determine the orientation or location of the workpiece with respect to an operational member of the power tool allowing the user to concentrate his thinking on executing the operation instead of concentrating on set up.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2006
    Publication date: December 27, 2007
    Inventors: Robert P. Welsh, Mehul R. Jani
  • Patent number: D555173
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy C. Smith, John E. Buck, Robert P. Welsh
  • Patent number: D560988
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: James B. Watson, Robert P. Welsh
  • Patent number: D562855
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy D. Leasure, Robert P. Welsh
  • Patent number: D564546
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy D. Leasure, Robert P. Welsh, Craig Steinfels, Anthony Smith
  • Patent number: D564780
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Kim C. Reeves, Robert P. Welsh
  • Patent number: D567265
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy D. Leasure, Robert P. Welsh
  • Patent number: D567831
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2008
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: David L. Wikle, Robert P. Welsh
  • Patent number: D569402
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Kathy E. DiPasquale, Robert P. Welsh
  • Patent number: D571829
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Robert P. Welsh, David E. Duncanson, Mark A. Nichols, Scott E. Stropkay
  • Patent number: D572479
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2008
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: John E. Buck, Jeremy D. Leasure, Fredrick M. Morgan, Robert P. Welsh
  • Patent number: D572480
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2008
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: John E. Buck, Jeremy D. Leasure, Fredrick M. Morgan, Robert P. Welsh
  • Patent number: D576512
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2008
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy D. Leasure, Mark A. Etter, Robert P. Welsh, Stephen J. Vos
  • Patent number: D579462
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy D. Leasure, Mark A. Etter, Robert P. Welsh, Stephen J. Vos