Electric Motor Driven Patents (Class 219/134)
  • Patent number: 11097370
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to control an output of a switched-mode power supply in a service pack are disclosed. An example power system includes: an engine; a generator configured to generate electrical power from mechanical power delivered by the engine; a switched-mode power supply, comprising an inverter, configured to convert the electrical power from the generator to output power, the output power comprising at least one of welding-type power or battery charging power; a user input device configured to receive an input selecting at least one of a first mode representative of a first welding-type process or a second mode representative of a first battery charging mode; and control circuitry configured to: when the first mode is selected, control the switched-mode power supply to output welding-type power; and when the second mode is selected, control the switched-mode power supply to output battery charging power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Alan F. Smith, Richard Joyce
  • Patent number: 9000328
    Abstract: A system, in one embodiment, may include an engine, a compressor coupled to the engine, and an oil fill assembly coupled to the compressor. The oil fill assembly relocates an oil fill location from a bottom region of the compressor to a top region of the compressor. A system, in other embodiments, may include a compressor retrofit kit. The kit may include a first tube configured to couple with a drain or an existing oil fill disposed in a base region of a compressor. The kit also may include a second tube coupled to the first tube, wherein the second tube is configured to couple with a vent in the compressor. The kit may include a relocated oil fill section coupled to the first tube, the second tube, or a combination thereof. A system having a compressor retrofit kit attached to the case of the compressor is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph N. Helf, Nathan J. Jochman, John P. Laitala, John C. Leisner
  • Publication number: 20150069036
    Abstract: The invention described herein generally pertains to a system and method for including an illumination system with an engine driven welding device. In particular, an engine driven welding device can include a power source such as a motor and/or an energy storage device that can be utilized to power an illumination system that provides lighting and/or illumination to an environment via at least one lighting element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: LINCOLN GLOBAL, INC.
    Inventor: SAMIR F. FARAH
  • Publication number: 20150069035
    Abstract: The invention described herein generally pertains to a system and method for an air compressor system integrated into an engine welder. In particular, an air compressor system can be powered by at least a motor of an engine driven welder such that the engine driven welder can provide enhanced capabilities related to use of stored compressed air. The air compressor system can be stored into a portion of a housing of the engine driven welder, wherein the housing is a compartment that allows for concealment of the air compressor system unless needed by a user. The stored compressed air can be utilized, for instance, to drive a pneumatic device or inflate a tire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: LINCOLN GLOBAL, INC.
    Inventor: SAMIR F. FARAH
  • Publication number: 20150069038
    Abstract: The invention described herein generally pertains to a system and method for utilizing a power source of an engine driven welder as a portion of a power supply for a hydraulic device associated with a vehicle. The hydraulic device can be incorporated into a vehicle, a stand-alone device, or a combination thereof. One or more controllers can manage power distribution and identify power sources for the hydraulic device based upon a parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: LINCOLN GLOBAL, INC.
    Inventors: BRYAN SCOTT BURKHART, DARREN STOCKTON
  • Publication number: 20150069037
    Abstract: The invention described herein generally pertains to a system and method for a welding device and, in particular, a hybrid welding device, that leverages a renewable energy source for a source of electrical current. The welding device can include one or more renewable energy kits that harvest renewable energy sources for performing a welding operation or a powering at least one of a device or component external to the welding device. The welding device includes renewable energy component that collects an input to convert to an electrical current that can be used as a replacement current, a supplemental current, or a complimentary current.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventors: SAMIR F. FARAH, ADAM HRUSKA
  • Publication number: 20140332516
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a welding-type power source that includes a power source housing and an engine arranged in the power source housing to supply electrical power. An energy storage device is included that is in rechargeable association with the internal combustion engine and arranged to provide welding-type power for at least a given period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: Bruce Patrick Albrecht
  • Patent number: 8803032
    Abstract: An electric arc welder that includes a energy storage device and non-battery power source for the formation of an electric arc. The welder also includes battery charging circuit that controls the charging of the energy storage device by the non-battery power source. The non-battery power source can include an engine driven electric generator, power grid or a fuel cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventors: William T. Matthews, Bryce Muter, Frank M. Stupczy
  • Patent number: 8791388
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a welding-type power source that includes a power source housing and an engine arranged in the power source housing to supply electrical power. An energy storage device is included that is in rechargeable association with the internal combustion engine and arranged to provide welding-type power for at least a given period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce Albrecht
  • Patent number: 8461483
    Abstract: An engine driven welding system includes two power generators, each having a rotor and a stator. Each rotor is mounted on a respective drive shaft, with one of the drive shafts being driven by the engine and the other drive shaft being releasably coupled to the engine driven drive shaft. This provides a modular type construction of the welding system, in that the outboard power generator can be selected or changed as needed for a particular application. The coupled drive shafts are supported by two bearing assemblies. Also disclosed as additional features for any welding system power supply is a removable plate having one or more connectors releasably attached thereto for facilitating installation of an electrical component for a welding system power supply; and also a power switch having a member that restricts rotational movement of the switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Samir F. Farah, David Joseph Bender, Edward A. Enyedy, Carmen J. Delisio
  • Patent number: 8080761
    Abstract: An electric arc welder that includes a energy storage device and non-battery power source for the formation of an electric arc. The welder also includes battery charging circuit that controls the charging of the energy storage device by the non-battery power source. The non-battery power source can include an engine driven electric generator, power grid or a fuel cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventors: William T. Matthews, Bryce Muter, Frank M. Stupczy
  • Publication number: 20100032419
    Abstract: A welding gun driving device is provided with an electric motor, a feed screw mechanism, and a pressure rod axially moved forward and backward via the feed screw mechanism by the electric motor. A rotor of the electric motor is formed into a hollow shape through which the pressure rod is insertable. The feed screw mechanism is provided with a screw shaft fixed to the rotor concentrically with the rotor, and a nut portion screwed to the screw shaft. The pressure rod is provided with the nut portion and a hollow rod portion extending toward the axial front from the nut portion. The rotor is provided, at its inner peripheral face, with a guide portion through which the pressure rod is inserted and supported so as to be relatively rotatable and axially slidable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2009
    Publication date: February 11, 2010
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koichi Matsumoto, Hiroshi Miwa, Teruaki Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20080308541
    Abstract: An engine driven welding machine which is favorable in operability and has high reliability and reliably performs idle stop and restart is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2008
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Inventors: Toru Hiroi, Kentaro Kawabata
  • Patent number: 6670580
    Abstract: An integrated generator, compressor and welding power supply sized to fit within a pickup bed. The lower portion of the housing is sized to fit between the wheel wells of a pickup truck bed, while an upper housing portion is sized to extend over at least one bed wall. The position of the upper housing portions may be changed either vertically or horizontally to accommodate different makes or models of trucks. The lower housing portion includes feet extending downwardly therefrom, to suspend a bottom side of the lower housing above the floor of the truck bed, and thereby permit access to the bed floor beneath the unit. The lower portion contains an internal combustion engine for generating mechanical power, an alternator, and electrically driven compressors. Ducting and baffles facilitate air flow and cooling in this portion. A fuel tank and a control panel are positioned in the upper housing portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2003
    Assignee: Senco Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger W. Brofft, Roger Lee Rieckers, David L. Remerowski, Robert J. Schmidt, William Roland Cooper
  • Patent number: 6057526
    Abstract: A wire feed unit system including a base having a lower support surface positionable upon a recipient surface and an upper support surface. A housing is located on the upper support surface with a door mounted on one side face thereof supported by a hinge to allow access to an interior chamber therein. A plurality of wire feed wheels in rotatable driving contact with each other and an associated motor for effecting the rotation of one of the wheels with the filler wire therebetween to thereby feed the filler wire from the pulley to exterior of the housing. A whip hold down tube extends through the housing at the downstream end thereof with an intermediate tubular wire guide between the wheels and the whip hold down. A flexible cylindrical line extends from the whip hold down to the area to be welded with a cylindrical whip body at the end of the line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2000
    Inventor: Gerald Clyde Lee
  • Patent number: 6051809
    Abstract: A self-contained, portable and fully integrated welder/generator and compressor unit including a housing sized to fit in the back of a pick-up truck, and an engine, an alternator and an air compressor arranged in alignment with one another within the housing. The engine drives the alternator directly, and a pulley arrangement is provided between a take-off shaft of the alternator to drive the compressor. The components within the housing are arranged to provide a storage space for welding tools, nail guns and the like and the like within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2000
    Inventor: Joe L. Colella
  • Patent number: 4705934
    Abstract: An arc welder designed to receive its principal source of power from a vehicle's alternator which is controlled by a special controlled battery charger. This welder has a 36 volt battery system that is used as a supplement power supply. The principal power source only can be used in welding or the supplement power supply can be used in welding or both principal power source and the supplement power supply can be combined at the work load in welding, and during the time when the arc is not generated the battery system is being re-charged. Inductors and a switching system are used to control the current flow from the battery system to the work load in welding. Also, the battery system can be used direct for heavy duty cutting and/or for extra-heavy duty welding thus giving the operator an extremely wide range of current to fit his needs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1985
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1987
    Inventor: Harry L. Winkler
  • Patent number: 4539486
    Abstract: An inductor generator for welding in which: a plurality of generator elements are combined and incorporated in a single generator and respectively provided with excitation windings to render the generator elements self excitable; a constant-current control circuit is inserted between each excitation winding and corresponding field winding in order to stabilize the field current which has been once set. The constant-current control circuits are so mutually connected that compensation operation is possible so that, when the field current of any of the generator elements is varied, fluctuations of the output values of the other generator elements are prevented, these fluctuations otherwise being due to various effects acting mutually between the generator elements, particularly magnetic effect, in spite of the fact that the field currents of the other generator elements are being maintained at their set values. As a result the above described problems of the prior art are overcome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1983
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1985
    Assignee: Denyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Saito, Hiroshi Nakaya
  • Patent number: 4296303
    Abstract: In an intercell connection of a multi-cell storage battery of the type having, in each unit cell separated by at least a partition wall of battery cell having an opening for said intercell connection, a pair of upstanding connectors integral with straps electrically conductive to electrode assemblies of one polarity and the other polarity, wherein the one of the connector has a projection formed integral therewith and extending horizontally therefrom passing through said opening, and the other of the connector has an aperture with the axis extending horizontally to be capable of accepting said projection extending through said opening, the intercell connection method is characterized by comprising the steps ofpositioning such one connector and the other connector of neighboring unit cells on opposite sides of said partition wall so that said projection can pass through the opening into said aperture to form a fit joint inbetween, andcausing said fit joint be fused together by supplying said joint with a heat
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1979
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1981
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kensaku Tsuchida, Shinji Karasawa
  • Patent number: 3952138
    Abstract: A power control system is disclosed for an electric arc or refining furnace circuit to which is supplied power directly from an independent power generating unit or units installed independently of a publicly available power supply system or any other power generating unit. Depending upon the operating conditions of the furnace, the power supply is controlled by the suitable adjustment of the generator voltage or frequency or by the combination thereof based upon the relations V = K..PHI..n where V = generator voltage, K = constant, .PHI. = flux density and n = operating speed of a prime mover mechanically coupled to each generator, and f = p.n/60 where f = frequency, and p = number of poles in each generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1974
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1976
    Assignee: Ishikawajima-Harima Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshio Nanjyo, Shozo Yasukawa