Patents by Inventor Steven B. Massey, Jr.

Steven B. Massey, Jr. 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: 20220143730
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for controlling welding processes in real-time, or near real-time, as a function of a measured weld pool attribute. The welding-type system includes power conversion circuitry and control circuitry. The power conversion circuitry converts input power to welding-type power for use by a welding torch to form a weld pool. The control circuitry control one or more parameters of the welding-type system during a welding operation based on one or more attributes of the weld pool determined using a sensor configured to capture the one or more attributes of the weld pool. The one or more attributes may include, for example, a width of the weld pool and/or a depth of depression in weld pool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventor: Steven B. Massey, JR.
  • Publication number: 20210060685
    Abstract: An example welding power supply includes: power conversion circuitry configured to convert input power to wire preheating power, and to output the wire preheating power to a preheating system; and control circuitry configured to control the power conversion circuitry based on a temperature model to preheat an electrode wire to a target temperature via the preheating system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Steven B. Massey, JR., Richard Martin Hutchison, James Lee Uecker
  • Publication number: 20200262005
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods to plan a path to form a part using an additive manufacturing system. The additive manufacturing system may include one or more additive manufacturing tools. The additive manufacturing tools may include arc welding tools and non-arc welding tools. The system may also manufacture the part based on the planned path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventor: Steven B. Massey, Jr.