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System and short arc welding

A method and apparatus for short circuit welding is disclosed. They reduce the current prior to the short clearing by adjusting waveform parameters in response to past cycles. One or more parameter of the output is monitored and compared to one or more targets, and future waveform parameters are adjusted... Illinois Tool Works Inc

Systems and methods to convert welding power to auxiliary power

Systems and methods to convert welding power to auxiliary power are disclosed. An example power conversion system includes: power conversion circuitry configured to convert an input voltage from a welding power supply unit to a second output to power an auxiliary load, the power conversion circuitry comprising: an input power... Illinois Tool Works Inc

Systems, methods, and apparatus to preheat welding wire

An example welding-type system includes: a welding-type power source configured to provide welding-type current to a welding-type circuit, the welding-type circuit comprising a welding-type electrode and a first contact tip of a welding torch; an electrode preheating circuit configured to provide preheating current through a first portion of the welding-type... Illinois Tool Works Inc

Reusable fastening clip assembly

A fastening clip assembly is configured to be selectively connected and disconnected from a component. The fastening clip assembly may include a main body including a pin having a nose and at least one clip extending from a portion of the pin. A retaining sleeve receives and removably retains the... Illinois Tool Works Inc

Winged threaded fastener

The present disclosure provides various embodiments of a winged threaded fastener primarily suited to be used to connect a wooden object to a metal object. The fastener includes a head, a shank, a helical thread formation extending from the shank, a first wing extending from the shank, and a second... Illinois Tool Works Inc

Threaded fastener with a hybrid self-drilling tip

The present disclosure provides a threaded fastener having a hybrid self-drilling tip or drill tip. The fastener includes a head, a shank connected to and extending from the head, a helical thread formation extending radially outwardly from part of the shank, and a self-drilling tip including a first tapered tip... Illinois Tool Works Inc

Weld training systems and methods

Weld training systems and methods are disclosed. An example weld training system includes: a weld training device configured to perform a simulated welding procedure on a simulated weld joint; a work surface comprising the simulated weld joint; a sensing device configured to track weld training device location information during the... Illinois Tool Works Inc

Systems and methods for wire feed speed control

Systems and methods for wire feed speed control are disclosed. An example welding power supply includes a control panel comprising one or more input elements, and control circuitry. The control panel is configured to receive a first input relating to a material thickness and receive a second input to place... Illinois Tool Works Inc

Method and welding with improved start

A method and apparatus for starting a wire fed weld operation includes monitoring at least one of a prior run-in time, a prior run in distance, a prior run in wire feed speed, and/or whether or not there is contact at the time of a prior start. Then the wire... Illinois Tool Works Inc

Apparatuses and methods for printed security features

A visual security feature is provided that is disposed on a target. The visual security feature includes two substantially transparent layers. At least one of the two substantially transparent layers is present in an image-wise pattern.... Illinois Tool Works Inc

Systems and methods for detecting a type of hydraulic device

A system for detecting a type of hydraulic device. The system includes a hydraulic device. The system also includes a power supply having an engine and a controller. The controller is configured to detect a voltage of a signal from the hydraulic device, to categorize the signal as a type... Illinois Tool Works Inc

Fastener assembly having one or more grommets

A fastener assembly is configured to securely couple to a component. The fastener assembly includes at least one bushing, a first grommet that is coupled to the bushing(s), and a second grommet that is coupled to the bushing(s). The first grommet and the second grommet are configured to securely retain... Illinois Tool Works Inc

Food product slicer with associated portion scale unit and/or usage and alert functions

A food slicer for slicing and weighing food items includes a slicer body and a slicer knife mounted for rotation relative to the slicer body. The slicer knife includes a peripheral cutting edge. A food product carriage is mounted to the slicer body for reciprocating movement back and forth past... Illinois Tool Works Inc

Method for managing a microwave heating device and microwave heating device

A method for managing a microwave heating device able to operate based on a first signal having a first fundamental harmonic frequency that is within the microwave range, wherein operation of the microwave heating device (1) is interrupted or modified when, inside the microwave heating device (1), the presence of... Illinois Tool Works Inc

Air blow off system with powered adjustable air delivery device position

An air blow off system for use in a line application includes a first air delivery device. The first air delivery device is positioned at a first side of a component travel zone and oriented to blow air toward the component travel zone. A powered actuation assembly is connected for... Illinois Tool Works Inc

Field former for use in welding applications

Apparatuses, systems, and/or methods relate to a welding system that provides a field former for use in welding applications. The welding system includes a welding torch that includes one or more coil windings through which flows current that forms a magnetic field. The magnetic field is concentric to the tool... Illinois Tool Works Inc

Helical welding wire and helix forming welding torch

Systems and methods are disclosed that provides a helical wire for use in welding applications. A torch can be adapted to form the helical wire from a straight wire and to provide the helical wire as a consumable electrode in a welding or cladding application. The helical wire can be,... Illinois Tool Works Inc

Apparatuses and methods for optically variable printing

A method is provided for printing to a target. The method includes printing a first image to the target. The first image is printed with a metallic material. The method also includes printing a second image to the target over the first image. The second image is printed with a... Illinois Tool Works Inc

System and analyzing carbon build up in an engine

An induction cleaning analyzing system includes a pressure sensor, an ignition event detector, and a control module. The pressure sensor measures airflow pressures of intake air and/or exhaust from cylinders in a common airflow pathway of a vehicle. The ignition event detector determines ignition events of the cylinders. The control... Illinois Tool Works Inc

Dishwasher in the form of a commercial utensil washer or dishwasher which is designed as a batch dishwasher

A dishwasher in the form of a commercial utensil washer or dishwasher which is designed as a batch dishwasher and is realized as a hood-type dishwasher, wherein the dishwasher has a treatment chamber with at least one wash system which is designed as a recirculation system, wherein the treatment chamber... Illinois Tool Works Inc

Dishwasher in the form of a commercial utensil washer or dishwasher which is designed as a batch dishwasher

A dishwasher in the form of a commercial utensil washer or dishwasher which is designed as a batch dishwasher and is realized as a hood-type dishwasher, wherein the dishwasher has a treatment chamber with at least one wash system which is designed as a recirculation system, wherein the treatment chamber... Illinois Tool Works Inc

Dishwasher in the form of a commercial utensil washer or dishwasher which is designed as a batch dishwasher

A dishwasher in the form of a commercial utensil washer or dishwasher which is designed as a batch dishwasher and is realized as a hood-type dishwasher, wherein the dishwasher has a treatment chamber with at least one wash system which is designed as a recirculation system, wherein the treatment chamber... Illinois Tool Works Inc

Dishwasher in the form of a commercial utensil washer or dishwasher which is designed as a batch dishwasher

A dishwasher in the form of a commercial utensil washer or dishwasher which is designed as a batch dishwasher and is realized as a hood-type dishwasher, wherein the dishwasher has a treatment chamber with at least one wash system which is designed as a recirculation system, wherein the treatment chamber... Illinois Tool Works Inc

Commercial compressor with electronic start device for the start of the electric motor

A compressor for commercial refrigerators comprises an electric motor having a start winding (120) and a run winding (130), in which the input terminals of the start winding (120) and the run winding (130) are connected together and to the line voltage (L), and an electronic start device to supply... Illinois Tool Works Inc

Wire saw for cutting pipe

A wire saw for cutting pipe is provided including a saddle forming a saddle surface for abutting against a cylindrical pipe, an elongate guide fixed to the saddle, a bow having a first and second end, a bridge portion joining the first and second ends, and an open end having... Illinois Tool Works Inc

Light guide with improved light cover

A light guide (1) for a motor vehicle, wherein the light guide (1) has a light-guiding body (10) made of transparent plastics material, wherein the light-guiding body (10) has at least one light-entrance surface (11) and at least one light-exit surface (12) and wherein the light-guiding body (10) is covered... Illinois Tool Works Inc

Vehicle load floor latch assembly

A latch assembly (100, 300) is configured to removably secure a load floor (14) within a cargo area (12) of a vehicle (10). The latch assembly (100, 300) may include a housing (102, 306) defining an opening (130, 318). The housing (102, 306) is configured to secure to the load... Illinois Tool Works Inc

Steam cooking system and method

A steam cooking system includes a first steam cooking cavity, a second steam cooking cavity and a steam generator. The steam generator includes a steam outlet for selectively feeding steam to one or both of the first steam cooking cavity and the second steam cooking cavity, the outlet selectively connectable... Illinois Tool Works Inc

Systems, apparatuses and methods of machining pipes and/or pipe flanges

In one example, a pipe machining apparatus is provided and includes a frame, a tool carrier coupled to and rotatable relative to the frame, a first machining apparatus including a first tool support and a first tool supported by the first tool support and a second machining apparatus including a... Illinois Tool Works Inc

Variable speed engine driven generator for providing welding and auxiliary power

A method and apparatus for providing welding-type power derives motive power from a variable speed engine and driving a variable frequency generator with the motive power to provide a generator output. The generator output is preregulated to provide an intermediate signal, and the preregulating is controlled at least in response... Illinois Tool Works Inc

Method for producing a plastic component for the interior of a motor vehicle, and plastic component

Method for producing a plastic component for the interior of a motor vehicle. According to said method, secondary carbon fibers are provided and those secondary carbon fibers are added to a polymer and a plastic component is formed from said polymer.... Illinois Tool Works Inc

Methods and apparatus to power a crane on a work truck using an engine-powered service pack

Methods and apparatus to power a crane on a work truck using an engine-powered service pack are disclosed. An example auxiliary power system for a vehicle includes an engine, a generator configured to convert mechanical energy from the engine to electrical energy, and power conversion circuitry configured to provide electrical... Illinois Tool Works Inc

Scale-based customer queueing system

A scale-based customer queueing system includes a ticket dispense machine with an associated controller, and a plurality of scales within a store department. Each of the scales includes a weigh station for receiving items to be weighed, an operator interface configured to display information associated with scale operations, a customer... Illinois Tool Works Inc

Method for producing a plastic component for the interior of a motor vehicle, and plastic component

Method for producing a plastic component for the interior of a motor vehicle. According to said method, secondary carbon fibers are provided and those secondary carbon fibers are added to a polymer and a plastic component is formed from said polymer.... Illinois Tool Works Inc

Fluid application device having a modular contact nozzle with a fluidic oscillator

A fluid application device includes an applicator head and a nozzle assembly fluidically coupled to the applicator head. The nozzle assembly includes a first conduit configured to receive a first fluid from the applicator head, the first conduit having a first inlet configured to receive the first fluid and a... Illinois Tool Works Inc

02/22/18 / #20180050371

Fume evacuation system

Fume evacuation systems are disclosed. An example fume evacuation system includes: an air handling system for drawing components comprising air, fumes, smoke, or particulate, or a combination thereof from a metal working application; an air conduit couple to the air handling system for conveying the components from the metal working... Illinois Tool Works Inc

02/22/18 / #20180050409

Welding power supplies, wire feeders, and systems to compensate a weld voltage via communications over a weld circuit

Methods and apparatus to communicate via a weld cable are disclosed. An example weld circuit communications device includes a receiver circuit, a processor, and a local communications adapter. The receiver circuit to receive a communication via a weld circuit while current is flowing through the weld circuit or after the... Illinois Tool Works Inc

02/22/18 / #20180050410

Welding power supplies, wire feeders, and systems to compensate a weld voltage via communications over a weld circuit

Methods and apparatus to communicate via a weld cable are disclosed. An example welding-type power supply includes a power converter, a receiver circuit, and a controller. The power converter converts input power to welding-type power based on a weld voltage setpoint and to output the welding-type power via a weld... Illinois Tool Works Inc

02/22/18 / #20180050411

Method and providing welding and auxiliary power

A method and apparatus for providing welding-type power and auxiliary power includes an input circuit, a welding-type output power circuit, an auxiliary power circuit, and a controller. The input circuit receives input power and provides power to a common bus. The welding-type output power circuit receives power from the common... Illinois Tool Works Inc

02/22/18 / #20180050412

Welding-type power supplies with adjustable ac current commutation thresholds

Welding-type power supplies with adjustable AC current commutation thresholds are disclosed. An example welding-type power supply includes an interface device to receive a commutation selection input, a power converter to convert input power to welding-type power, a commutator circuit to output alternating current (AC) welding-type power and to control a... Illinois Tool Works Inc

02/22/18 / #20180050426

Induction weld bead shaping

A system, apparatus, and method in which an induction head is used to impinge an electromagnetic force field on a molten metal bead to shape same, e.g., to flatten same.... Illinois Tool Works Inc

02/22/18 / #20180050649

Laminated airbag housing

An airbag housing incorporating a molded bin body adapted to store an airbag cushion. A plurality of molded-in surface ribs projects outwardly away from the exterior of the molded bin body. The molded bin body includes a layer of polymer substrate material disposed in over-molded relation to a layer of... Illinois Tool Works Inc

02/22/18 / #20180051497

Pivoting device for a motor vehicle with easy-to-install and safer pivot bearing

Pivoting device (1) for a motor vehicle has a holder (50) and a pivoting body (10) which is mounted on the holder (50) via an articulated mounting (31) so as to be pivotable about a pivot axis (12), wherein the pivoting body (10) and the holder (50) are held together... Illinois Tool Works Inc

02/22/18 / #20180051891

Commercial cooking oven with combustion divider

A cooking oven includes a cooking cavity with an opening for enabling food items to be moved into and out of the cooking cavity. A combustion area is located below the cooking cavity and a combustion gas flow space includes paths along left and right external sides of the cooking... Illinois Tool Works Inc

02/15/18 / #20180043454

Engine driven power supplies with output reduction

Engine driven power supplies with output reduction are disclosed. An example engine-driven welding power supply for providing a welding-type output includes an engine, a generator mechanically linked to the engine, power conditioning circuitry, and a controller. The generator generates output power based on mechanical input from the engine. The power... Illinois Tool Works Inc

02/15/18 / #20180043456

System and controlling shielding gas flow in a welding device

The present disclosure is directed to a system and method for obtaining a desirable shielding gas flow in a welding device. The system includes a user interface configured for a user to input the size of the nozzle, a processor that is configured to calculate a desirable flow rate of... Illinois Tool Works Inc

02/15/18 / #20180043457

Device for providing a laminar flow of shielding gas in a welding device

The present disclosure is directed to a component of a welding device that is configured to produce a shielding gas having a developed flow profile, which provides for a shielding gas column having a laminar profile over a greater length than has been achieved through conventional means. The component utilizes... Illinois Tool Works Inc

02/15/18 / #20180043519

Powered fastener driving tool

A powered fastener driving tool such as a powder-actuated tool including a housing assembly including a side wall having a first outer section, a raised section, and a recessed section, the raised section including a rim that extends in an outermost plane of a side wall of the housing and... Illinois Tool Works Inc

02/15/18 / #20180043971

Apparatuses and methods for high-resolution printing

A system is provided that includes a print head, a conveyance system, an encoding sensor, and at least one processor. The print head defines a print zone, and is configured to print on objects within the print zone. The conveyance system passes through the print zone, and is configured to... Illinois Tool Works Inc

02/15/18 / #20180044067

Powder-resistant reclosure

The disclosure pertains to powder-resistant profiles for zippers or reclosures, such as may be used for reclosable packages. A first profile includes a first upper interlocking profile and a first lower interlocking profile, The second profile includes a second upper interlocking profile and a second lower interlocking profile. The first... Illinois Tool Works Inc

02/15/18 / #20180044951

Single axis adjustment feature for flush door handles

A vehicle door handle assembly (10) incorporating a dual sided adjustable male fastener (40). The dual sided adjustable male fastener (40) is adapted to be installed to an initial predefined preliminary position from the inside of the structure and then adjusted from the exterior at the point of final assembly... Illinois Tool Works Inc

02/15/18 / #20180045091

Oil pan assembly

An oil pan assembly includes a first portion formed of a first plastic, and a second portion formed of a second plastic that differs from the first plastic. The first portion is securely coupled to the second portion. The first plastic may be one of a thermoset or a thermoplastic.... Illinois Tool Works Inc

02/15/18 / #20180045206

Portable industrial air filtration device that eliminates fan-speed sensor error

The present disclosure describes an air filtration device that operates a fan-speed sensor error elimination process. The air filtration device uses a PID control module to ensure its fan operates at a desired fan speed. The fan-speed sensor error elimination process ensures that the air filtration device's controller does not... Illinois Tool Works Inc

02/15/18 / #20180049277

Induction heating power supplies, data collection systems, and induction heating systems to communicate over an induction heating cable

Induction heating power supplies, data collection systems, and induction heating systems to communicate over an induction heating cable are disclosed. An example induction heating power supply includes a power conversion circuit configured to: convert input power into induction heating power and transmit the induction heating power via an induction heating... Illinois Tool Works Inc

02/08/18 / #20180038405

Twist-in-place grommet assembly

A connection assembly including a grommet of hollow construction adapted to be retained within a retaining panel structure for attachment to a substructure. The grommet includes an upper collar and a lower collar disposed in spaced-apart relation. An axial bore extends through the grommet. Anti-rotation elements may be disposed between... Illinois Tool Works Inc

02/08/18 / #20180036562

Method and providing air flow

Provided is a powered air blower unit for delivering air flow to a user with constant air flow or varying speeds of air flow. The air blower unit may also include a filter for purifying the air.... Illinois Tool Works Inc

02/08/18 / #20180036762

Method of calibrating a dispenser

A method is used to identify and compensate for errors created by changes in the relative positions of a deposition unit and a vision system of a dispenser. The method includes calibrating the vision system, dispensing a pattern of features over a working area, moving the vision system over a... Illinois Tool Works Inc

02/08/18 / #20180036822

Welding system with arc control

A method and apparatus for controlling arc/short between a wire and a work piece is described. A current path parallel to the wire/work is provided. The voltage drop across the parallel path can be preset, to limit the wire/work voltage, or it can be controlled to a desired level. The... Illinois Tool Works Inc

02/08/18 / #20180036871

Improvements for a gas-powered fixing tool

The present disclosure concerns improvements for a gas-powered fixing tool, and particularly a combustion chamber or precombustion chamber for a gas-powered fixing tool, a working chamber for a gas-powered fixing tool, a fuel gas injection device for a gas-powered fixing tool and a gas-powered fixing tool including one or more... Illinois Tool Works Inc

02/08/18 / #20180037378

Spring-biased valve assembly

A valve assembly is configured to be coupled to a fluid container. The valve assembly includes a housing defining a fluid path extending between an inlet and an outlet, and a plunger sub-assembly secured within the fluid path. The plunger sub-assembly includes a retainer secured to the housing within the... Illinois Tool Works Inc

02/08/18 / #20180037415

Conveyor belt and platform for conveyor belt

A surface platform for a conveyor belt includes a platform member having an upper surface and a rail member at one side of the upper surface. The upper surface has a first portion adjacent the rail member, a second portion adjacent the first portion, and a third portion adjacent the... Illinois Tool Works Inc

02/08/18 / #20180038447

Synchronized dual drive gear assemblies and methods

A gear assembly includes an actuation gear and plural separate pinion bodies. The actuation gear has first gear teeth on one or more surfaces of the gear and is configured to rotate around an actuation axis of rotation. The pinion bodies have second gear teeth configured to mesh with the... Illinois Tool Works Inc

02/01/18 / #20180028043

Warewasher with radar-based ware detection

A warewash machine includes a housing defining a chamber for receiving wares, the chamber having at least one spray zone, a wash spray system for spraying wash liquid onto wares and a rinse spray system for spraying rinse liquid onto wares. At least one radar transceiver is located for detecting... Illinois Tool Works Inc

02/01/18 / #20180028044

Warewasher with ultrasonic-based ware detection

A warewash machine includes a housing defining a chamber for receiving wares, the chamber having at least one spray zone, a wash spray system for spraying wash liquid onto wares and a rinse spray system for spraying rinse liquid onto wares. At least one ultrasonic transducer is located for detecting... Illinois Tool Works Inc

02/01/18 / #20180029171

Automated plasma cutting apparatus and system

A plasma cutting apparatus includes a housing, a workpiece support, a movable plasma nozzle, and a nozzle drive arrangement. The housing includes a base, an upright pedestal extending upward from the base, and a stationary head cantilevered from the upright pedestal. The workpiece support extends from the upright pedestal and... Illinois Tool Works Inc

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02/01/18 / #20180029193

Fluid jet cutting device

A fluid jet cutting device (10) for sectioning materials is provided. The device includes a compact and portable body (12) having an equipment chamber (14) accessible through a first panel (20), a working chamber (16) accessible through a second panel (22) and a receptacle (18) in communication with the working... Illinois Tool Works Inc

02/01/18 / #20180029211

Staple tool

Disclosed is a tool for driving a barbed staple into a workpiece, the tool includes a housing enclosing a power delivery source and a driver blade driven by the power delivery source and comprising an engagement portion configured for engagement with the staple. The tool further includes a nosepiece comprising... Illinois Tool Works Inc

02/01/18 / #20180029238

Tool holders for robotic systems having collision detection

An example robotic tool holder includes an actuator that is disposed within a housing and configured to hold a tool. The housing and the actuator are in contact via dowels to limit movement of the actuator toward a distal end of the housing. Ones of the dowels that are in... Illinois Tool Works Inc

02/01/18 / #20180029399

Printer device for thermal printing or embossing

The invention relates to a printer device for thermal printing or embossing of a carrier film coated with a coloring matter on a substrate, wherein the printer device has a roller arrangement for accommodating the carrier film and for moving the carrier film along a conveyor path, stepper motors for... Illinois Tool Works Inc

02/01/18 / #20180031021

Method and applying a corrosion-resistant coating to fasteners

A method of applying a corrosion-resistant coating to a fastener that includes preheating an area of the fastener to be coated to elevate a temperature of the area and spraying the preheated area of the fastener with a molten or semi-molten metal. In one embodiment, a corrosion-resistant coating applicator includes... Illinois Tool Works Inc

01/25/18 / #20180020899

Batch-type warewasher with energy retaining curtain

A batch-type warewash machine includes a chamber for receiving wares to be cleaned, the chamber having a chamber access opening and a single spray zone, with at least one spray system for spraying liquid onto wares in the single spray zone. A door is movable between a closed position covering... Illinois Tool Works Inc

01/25/18 / #20180021872

Welding power supplies having adjustable current ramping rates

Welding power supplies having adjustable current ramping rates are disclosed. An example welding power supply, comprising: a switched mode power supply to convert primary power to welding-type power having an output current based on a current control loop; a voltage sensing circuit to measure a weld voltage; a voltage comparator... Illinois Tool Works Inc

01/25/18 / #20180021873

Welding system with power line communication

Various welding systems that provide communication over auxiliary or weld power lines are provided. The disclosed embodiments may include a multi-process welding power supply that is communicatively coupled to a pendant via an auxiliary conduit that facilitates the exchange of data and power between components of the welding system. In... Illinois Tool Works Inc

01/25/18 / #20180021874

Wire shuttle for use in welding applications

Apparatuses, systems, and/or methods for welding systems that provide independent control of a contact tip of a welding torch are disclosed. The welding system can include, for example, a welding torch that includes, for example, a contact tip and a pivot in which the contact tip is coupled to the... Illinois Tool Works Inc

01/25/18 / #20180021887

Laser welding, cladding, and/or additive manufacturing systems and methods of laser welding, cladding, and/or additive manufacturing

Systems and methods of a laser welding device are disclosed. The laser welding device includes a laser generator configured to generate welding-type lasing power. A lens focuses the welding-type lasing power at a focal point on a workpiece to generate a puddle during a welding-type operation. A wire feeder is... Illinois Tool Works Inc

01/25/18 / #20180021888

Laser welding systems for aluminum alloys and methods of laser welding aluminum alloys

Systems and methods of a laser welding device to weld aluminum are disclosed. The device includes a laser generator to generate welding-type lasing power and a lens to focus the welding-type lasing power at a focal point on an aluminum workpiece to generate a weld puddle. A laser scanner to... Illinois Tool Works Inc

01/25/18 / #20180023554

Compressor for discharging a medium

In a compressor for discharging a medium, in particular tire sealant that is to be discharged from a container into a tire, wherein a motor (1) of the compressor (P) drives a step-up transmission wheel (3, 3.1) for moving at least one piston (6-6.6) in a compression chamber (7), the... Illinois Tool Works Inc

01/25/18 / #20180023999

Food product scale

A scale includes a weigh station for receiving items to be weighed, an operator interface configured to display information associated with scale operations and a controller operably coupled to the operator interface to effect display of information. The operator interface may be in the form of a touch-screen display that... Illinois Tool Works Inc

01/18/18 / #20180016435

Unsaturated polyester composition for autobody repair with improved adhesion to metal substrates

A vehicle body repair formulation is provided that includes a polyester resin having a degree of unsaturation of between 25 and 100 molecule percent based on total acid and anhydride content. The polyester resin is dissolved or suspended in a monomer reactive diluent. Microspheroids are provided to enhance the sandability... Illinois Tool Works Inc

01/18/18 / #20180020510

Apparatus and defrosting and/or cooking foods

An apparatus for defrosting and/or cooking foods, comprising both radio frequency dielectric heating means (15) and induction heating means (21); the radio frequency dielectric heating means (15) comprises at least two electrodes (16) positioned at a treatment zone (4), and a device (17) for applying between the electrodes (16) a... Illinois Tool Works Inc

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01/11/18 / #20180009053

System and device operating using a welding power bus

A system and device operating using a welding power bus are provided. One welding power supply includes control circuitry configured to control the operation of the welding power supply and power conversion circuitry configured to convert input power to output welding power. The welding power supply also includes welding terminals... Illinois Tool Works Inc

01/11/18 / #20180010855

Inline resistive heating thermal treatment of continuous conductive products

An inline thermal treatment system for thermally treating a continuous conductive product includes a first electrode configured to contact a continuous conductive product and a second electrode configured to contact the continuous conductive product such that a portion of the continuous conductive product is disposed between the first and second... Illinois Tool Works Inc

01/11/18 / #20180010952

Load cell

The invention relates to a load cell symmetrical about a central vertical axis and comprising first and second mounting surfaces, each on the same horizontal plane and configured for attachment to a support structure and to a loading fixture respectively.... Illinois Tool Works Inc

01/11/18 / #20180014362

Heater for windshield wiper park position

A windshield wiper park position heater employs an area-type heater construction having a flexible substrate supporting a high resistance heater material between electrodes of a lower resistance electrode material. The high length-to-width of the heater element is accommodated through a bus structure that orients current flow along the shortest dimension... Illinois Tool Works Inc

01/04/18 / #20180001412

Devices and methods for analyzing spatter generating events

A method for monitoring a spatter generating event during a welding application. The method includes capturing data that corresponds to a welding current of the welding application. The method also includes detecting parameters associated with a short circuit from the captured data. The method includes analyzing the detected parameters to... Illinois Tool Works Inc

01/04/18 / #20180001615

Marking machine and implementing such a machine

The present invention relates to a marking machine for marking articles, this machine comprising: a marking head including a support and at least one punch fitted with a flat pattern plate; and a positioning system configured to position the article with respect to the punch. The marking machine is characterized... Illinois Tool Works Inc

01/04/18 / #20180002637

Heavy duty laundry detergent

A laundry detergent formulation is provided that is formed as an aqueous blend of surfactants, enzymes, builders, and soil release polymers to inhibit soil re-deposition back onto other clothing or elements of the washing machine. The detergent formulation also contains additives with properties that impart a treatment to fabrics that... Illinois Tool Works Inc

01/04/18 / #20180003534

Flow detector and monitoring an adhesive flow

A flow detector for monitoring an adhesive flow in an adhesive applicator includes a sensor device arranged in the adhesive flow. The sensor device is formed as a capacitive sensor.... Illinois Tool Works Inc

12/28/17 / #20170367556

Warewasher with air assisted prescrapping

A warewash machine for washing wares includes a chamber for receiving wares, the chamber having an inlet side, an outlet side, multiple spray zones between the inlet side and the outlet side, and a conveyor arrangement for moving wares along a conveyance path through the multiple spray zones in a... Illinois Tool Works Inc

12/28/17 / #20170367557

Warewasher with air assisted washing and/or rinsing

A warewash machine carries out at least one of (i) delivering both compressed air and rinse liquid to a plurality of wash spray nozzles of the warewash machine for spraying onto the wares during at least part of a washing operation of a ware cleaning cycle, wherein the wash liquid... Illinois Tool Works Inc

12/28/17 / #20170368630

Welding-type power source with interated open-circuit voltage controller

A welding-type system and method for operating a welding-type system is disclosed. The system includes a switched power delivery circuit connected to deliver power to output terminals and an open-circuit voltage (OCV) control circuit configured to adjust an operational state of the switched power delivery circuit. A controller is included... Illinois Tool Works Inc

12/28/17 / #20170368637

Wide path welding, cladding, additive manufacturing

A welding or cladding apparatus in which one or more energy beam emitters are used to generate a wide beam spot transverse to a welding or cladding path, and one or more wide feeders feed wire to the spot to create a wide welding or cladding puddle.... Illinois Tool Works Inc

12/28/17 / #20170367665

Gap resolution for linear detector array

An imaging system generates a first radiograph based on a first pattern of radiation detected by a Linear Diode Array (LDA) radiation detector positioned to detect a radiation beam emitted by a radiation generator. The LDA radiation detector comprises a plurality of modules. Each respective module of the plurality of... Illinois Tool Works Inc

12/21/17 / #20170363223

Thermostat valve and operating a thermostat valve

A thermostat valve for an internal combustion engine includes a housing with several cooling liquid connections and a drive which drives in rotation a hollow valve element mounted rotationally in the housing, by exerting a drive force, wherein the valve element has several openings delimited by its circumferential face which... Illinois Tool Works Inc

12/14/17 / #20170355036

Method and setting up welding parameters

Provided is a disclosure for a welding system with a display device configured to display an electronic parameter chart for use in setting up the welding system for use.... Illinois Tool Works Inc

12/14/17 / #20170355037

Methods and apparatus to provide a consistent electrode state for welding

Methods and apparatus to provide a consistent electrode state for welding, an example welding-type system includes: a first wire drive to feed an electrode wire through a welding torch; a bidirectional assisting wire drive to advance the electrode wire from a wire supply to the first wire drive; a tension-compression... Illinois Tool Works Inc

12/14/17 / #20170355352

Conformal heater for windshield washer nozzle

A nozzle assembly (18) for a windshield washer system or the like provides an elongate heater element (30) that can extend along a supply tube connected to the washer nozzle (20) to better transfer heat energy into the washer fluid and the nozzle for preventing nozzle clogging caused by low... Illinois Tool Works Inc

12/14/17 / #20170356581

Quick connector

A quick connector assembly incorporating a substantially non-circular, compressible sealing element in a connector housing. Upon insertion of a male adaptor, the male adaptor directly or indirectly applies an axial compressive force, thereby causing the sealing element to compress and/or reshape upon continued insertion until final assembly is complete.... Illinois Tool Works Inc

12/07/17 / #20170348884

Two-part fastener

A system for manufacturing a two-part fastener may include a fastener-molding housing and an actuating assembly. The fastener-molding housing may include a fastener mold having a first mold section connected to a second mold section through a flash connection mold section. The fastener mold is configured to receive fastener-forming material... Illinois Tool Works Inc

12/07/17 / #20170349071

Device for the variable fixing of a headrest to a vehicle seat

A device for the variable fixing of a headrest to a vehicle seat, having a receptacle (1) forming a receiving space (5) a headrest support, and having a locking element (7) which, by a disengagement movement of a disengagement element (10), is movable from a locking position, in which a... Illinois Tool Works Inc

12/07/17 / #20170349150

Nozzle assembly for a windshield washer system of a vehicle

A nozzle assembly of a windshield washer system of a vehicle includes a fluid feed line (106) that is configured to receive washer fluid from a washer fluid storage tank, at least one ball jet line (108, 110) coupled to the fluid feed line, and at least one fluidic line... Illinois Tool Works Inc

12/07/17 / #20170349968

Inline laser-based thermal treatment of continuous products

An inline thermal treatment system for thermally treating a continuous product includes a housing comprising a first opening and second opening respectively configured to allow the continuous product to enter and to exit the housing. The system includes at least one laser coupled to a laser power source and configured... Illinois Tool Works Inc

12/07/17 / #20170350476

Compressor for discharging a medium

In a compressor for discharging a medium, in particular tire sealant that is to be discharged from a container into a tire, wherein a motor (1) of the compressor (P) drives a step-up transmission wheel (3, 3.1) for moving at least one piston (6-6.6) in a compression chamber (7), the... Illinois Tool Works Inc

12/07/17 / #20170353999

Inline plasma-based thermal treatment of continuous products

An inline thermal treatment system for thermally treating a continuous product includes a gas supply system configured to supply a first gas flow and a power source configured to supply power. The system includes a plasma torch configured to receive the first gas flow from the gas supply system and... Illinois Tool Works Inc








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