Patents by Inventor William D. Cooper

William D. Cooper 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: 20210237963
    Abstract: A container includes an outer box, and a polygonal liner located within the outer box. The polygonal liner has a plurality of vertical walls. A continuous length of wire is located within the polygonal liner and forms a plurality of layers. Each of the layers is comprised of a series of wire loops arrayed polygonally along the vertical walls of the polygonal liner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventor: William D. Cooper
  • Patent number: 11014735
    Abstract: A container includes an outer box, and a polygonal liner located within the outer box. The polygonal liner has a plurality of vertical walls. A continuous length of wire is located within the polygonal liner and forms a plurality of layers. Each of the layers is comprised of a series of wire loops arrayed polygonally along the vertical walls of the polygonal liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: LINCOLN GLOBAL, INC.
    Inventor: William D. Cooper
  • Publication number: 20200307899
    Abstract: A container includes an outer box, and a polygonal liner located within the outer box. The polygonal liner has a plurality of vertical walls. A continuous length of wire is located within the polygonal liner and forms a plurality of layers. Each of the layers is comprised of a series of wire loops arrayed polygonally along the vertical walls of the polygonal liner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventor: William D. Cooper
  • Patent number: 8534581
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a hold down device for coiled wire stored in a wire storing container having a heading member that bounds a first coil face, a cover member bounding a second coil face, and a tensioning device extendable between the heading member and the cover member where the tensioning device is capable of applying compressive force between the heading member and the cover member. The heading member is fashioned having an integrally formed handle that eliminates the need to incorporate additional components for connecting to the tensioning device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventors: William D. Cooper, Paul A. Weissbrod, Yonatan Necoechea
  • Publication number: 20100282630
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a hold down device for coiled wire stored in a wire storing container having a heading member that bounds a first coil face, a cover member bounding a second coil face, and a tensioning device extendable between the heading member and the cover member where the tensioning device is capable of applying compressive force between the heading member and the cover member. The heading member is fashioned having an integrally formed handle that eliminates the need to incorporate additional components for connecting to the tensioning device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2009
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Applicant: LINCOLN GLOBAL, INC.
    Inventors: William D. Cooper, Paul A. Weissbrod, Yonatan Necoechea
  • Patent number: 6260781
    Abstract: A densely packed storage drum containing wire, and a method and apparatus for producing the same. The storage drum having an interior storage cavity into which wire is fed. The drum is supported on a turn table adapted to rotate and index the storage drum relative to a rotatable laying head which guides the wire into the drum. A capstan turning at a set rotational velocity pulls the wire and delivers the wire into the rotating laying head. As the laying head feeds the wire into the storage drum the difference in the rotational velocities of the capstan and laying head causes the formation of loops of wire in the storage drum. By varying the relative velocities of the capstan and the laying head, and rotating and indexing the storage drum relative to the laying head the wire can be deposited into the drum in layers, with each layer having a plurality of loops of a specified diameter circumferentially and eccentrically positioned about the interior cavity of the drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2001
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventor: William D. Cooper
  • Patent number: 6155421
    Abstract: A wire coil for packaging wire which wire coil includes a liner, wire coiled about the liner and at least one wire tie which secures the coil of wire to the liner. The liner is made of a strip of flexible material and the two ends of the strip are secured together by an end securing mechanism. Each side of the strip has a tie groove that is substantially aligned with each other along the central axis of the wire coil. Each of the tie grooves receives a portion of the wire tie to secure the wire tie in position on the liner. The ends of the strip can be positioned to partially overlap one another. The wire coil may also include at least one position indicator to define the position of the two ends when connected together, and/or at least one placement slot that is positioned between the two side edges and the two ends of the strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2000
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventor: William D. Cooper
  • Patent number: 6019303
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for densely packing wire in a storage drum is provided. A capstan is provided for pulling welding wire at a set rotational velocity. The welding wire is then provided to a rotatable laying head which receives the wire from the capstan, and in turn rotates with a storage drum placed on a rotatable turntable. As the welding wire is placed within the turntable in layers, the turntable is indexed relative to the storage drum axis and the rotational velocity of the capstan and laying head is altered, which causes the welding wire to be placed in a layer different from the first layer. This indexing is continued until the storage drum is full, forming alternating bands of welding wire to increase the packing density of the storage drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2000
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventor: William D. Cooper
  • Patent number: 5819934
    Abstract: A drum with a cylindrical body having an upper end and a lower end and a circular bottom wall secured across said lower end includes a cylindrical core having an inner cylindrical surface, an upper end and a lower end which is fixedly secured to the bottom wall to define an annular wire receiving space between said core and said body of said drum wherein an improved wire biasing mechanism is provided for applying a downward force against wire in the wire receiving space, by a generally flat pressure ring resting on the wire and an elongated, elastic element connected to a loop element attached to the lower end of said core for pulling the pressure ring downwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1998
    Assignee: The Lincoln Electric Company
    Inventor: William D. Cooper
  • Patent number: 5277314
    Abstract: A retainer ring for a container of low twist welding wire which container includes a cylindrical outer wall, a lower partition and an upper opening through which the welding wire is drawn from a hollow, cylindrical spool of welding wire formed from a multitude of convolutions of wire in layers provided in the container wherein the retainer ring comprises a generally flat outer portion with an outer periphery fitting into the outer wall of the container, minimally contacting the wire surface, and comprising a number of projecting lobe portions whereby the outer periphery of the ring contains alternate areas first being closer to and then being farther from the outer walls of the container when the retainer ring is resting upon the hollow spool of welding wire in the container and an inner bell mouthed portion extending upwardly and defining an innermost wire extraction opening with a diameter substantially smaller than the spool of wire in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 11, 1994
    Assignee: The Lincoln Electric Company
    Inventors: William D. Cooper, Herbert H. Matthews, III, Lee E. Seufer, Steven J. Tokarz
  • Patent number: 4261847
    Abstract: A composition useful as a refrigerant comprising a mixture of bromotrifluoromethane (R-13B1) and 1,1-difluoroethane (R-152a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1979
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1981
    Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventor: William D. Cooper
  • Patent number: 4108767
    Abstract: A process for the separation of a dispersed aqueous or water-miscible liquid from a fluid mixture by addition of a water-soluble, organically-based, ferromagnetic composition to combine with the dispersed liquid and subjecting the fluid mixture to a magnetic field to separate the aqueous or water-miscible liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1975
    Date of Patent: August 22, 1978
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Corporation
    Inventor: William D. Cooper