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Powered fastener-driving tool including an engaging element to frictionally engage a piston upon returning to a pre-firing position

Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide a combustion-powered fastener-driving tool including an engaging element that improves tool performance by frictionally engaging a piston upon its return to a pre-firing position, thereby reducing the likelihood that the piston will end up at a position other than the pre-firing position after completion of a fastener-driving cycle. In one embodiment, the fastener-driving tool comprises a cylinder, a driving assembly slidably disposed within the cylinder and movable from a pre-firing position to a firing position to drive a fastener into a workpiece, and an engaging element. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

Method and apparatus for monitoring weld cell

A method and apparatus for monitoring weld cell and related activity is disclosed. The activity is sensed using a variety of sensors, and reported to the controller, or to a remote location.. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

Power supply and method for dual process welding

A method and apparatus for providing welding-type power that alternates between at least a hotter and a colder process is disclosed.. . ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

Induction heating system travel sensor assembly

Induction heating system travel sensor assemblies are disclosed. An example induction heating system includes an induction heating device configured to move relative to a workpiece, to generate induction heat, and to direct the induction heat to the workpiece; and a travel sensor assembly configured to detect a position, movement, or direction of movement of the induction heating device relative to the workpiece, the travel sensor comprising a non-contacting detector. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

Inline x-ray measurement apparatus and method

An x-ray inspection apparatus may comprise an x-ray source, an x-ray detector, and a drive assembly. The drive assembly may be configured to lift a part carrier such that the part carrier is disengaged from a feed assembly and an object mounted on the part carrier is positioned between the x-ray source and the x-ray detector. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

Routing clip assembly

A routing clip assembly is configured to securely retain a tubular component (308). The routing clip assembly includes a tube-constraining insert (300) including a support base (310) and opposed constraining arms (320) extending from a first surface (322) of the support base. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

Service hole fastening clip assembly

A fastening system for a vehicle includes a service door having a first hole, a door panel having a second hole, and a fastening clip assembly that securely couples the service door to the door panel. The fastening clip assembly includes a post having a first portion that extends through the first hole and a second portion that extends through the second hole, a collar outwardly extending from the post, and a resilient sealing ring coupled to and extending outwardly from the collar. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

Pressurized-medium supply device, wheel unit having a pressurized-medium supply device, and distributed system for supplying pressurized medium

The invention relates to a distributed system (54) for supplying pressurized medium, in particular compressed air, in a vehicle (10), a wheel unit (14) for a vehicle (10), and a decentralized integrated pressurized medium supply device (70) for a wheel unit (14) with a rotatably supported vehicle tire (16). The pressurized medium supply device (70) has a decentralized compressor unit (74) and has a pressurized medium path (98) that extends between the decentralized compressor unit (74) and a rim body (92) of the vehicle tire (16), which rim body is associated with a wheel body side (80) of the wheel unit (14). ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

Methods and systems for selecting welding schedules in a welding-type torch

Systems and methods are provided for selecting welding schedules in welding-type torches. A welding-type torch configured for use during welding-type operations, with the welding-type torch comprising an input device configured for setting a welding-type parameter, such as welding schedules, associated with a welding-type device that is used in conjunction with the welding-type torch during the welding-type operations. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

Methods and systems for visually displaying thermal duty cycles

Systems and methods are provided for visually displaying thermal duty cycles. Remaining weld time may be determined in a welding-type apparatus based on one or more parameters that correspond to at least one of: a real-time measurement corresponding to ambient conditions, a real-time measurement corresponding to power consumption, and a thermal profile of the welding apparatus. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

Methods and systems for indicating a schedule in a welding-type torch

Systems and methods are provided for indicating schedules in welding-type torches. A welding-type system may comprise a welding-type power source, a welding-type torch, driven by the welding-type power source, and a welding-type connector configured for connecting the welding-type power source to the welding-type torch. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

Pan chiller system with liquid coolant

A pan chiller system includes a pan chiller unit having a food well, with a plurality of hollow divider rails arranged within the food well to define at least one opening to receive one or more food pans to be cooled, where the plurality of divider rails define a first rail flow path and a second rail flow path. A chilled liquid coolant system chills liquid coolant and moves the chilled liquid coolant into both the first rail flow path and the second rail flow path. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

Nozzle and gas diffuser assemblies for welding torches

A nozzle assembly for a welding torch is disclosed. The nozzle assembly comprises a nozzle, a contact tip, and a gas diffuser assembly. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

Nozzle and gas diffuser assemblies for welding torches

A nozzle assembly for a welding torch is disclosed. The nozzle assembly comprises a nozzle, a contact tip, and a gas diffuser assembly. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

06/21/18 / #20180172136

Modular transmission side cover assembly

A transmission side cover assembly includes a transmission side cover carrying completely there on one or more filters and/or a cooler. Fluid flow channels are formed integrally in the material of the cover and provide fluid flow communication paths to the filters and/or cooler carried by the cover. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

06/21/18 / #20180172043

Spacer nut

Spacer nut for connecting spaced-apart fastening portions of two components, having a threaded part forming an internal thread for a screw, having an intermediate piece forming a thread and a through-passage opening, wherein the threaded part and the intermediate piece can be, or are, connected to one another such that an accommodating space for the fastening portion of a first component is formed between them and the internal thread and the through-passage opening in the intermediate piece are arranged in alignment, and having a spacer piece with a thread, which can be screwed together with the thread of the intermediate piece, a through-passage opening, which is in alignment with the internal thread, and a contact surface, which incorporates the one end of the through-passage opening of the spacer piece and is provided for abutment against the fastening portion of the second component.. . ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

06/21/18 / #20180171957

Engine-driven welding-type power supplies with secondary energy generation

Methods and systems for engine-driven welding-type power supplies with secondary energy generation are disclosed. An example engine-driven welding-type power supply includes a primary energy generation system comprising an internal combustion engine configured to generate mechanical power, a generator configured to convert the mechanical power from the internal combustion engine to electric power, a welding-type power conditioning circuit to convert the electric power to welding-type power, and a secondary energy generation system configured to supplement the mechanical power output by the internal combustion engine.. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

06/21/18 / #20180171629

Load transfer plate and method of employing same

Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide a load transfer plate including a non-symmetrically shaped body having a semi-cylindrical first portion configured to protrude into and be secured in the first cast-in-place concrete slab and a non-semi cylindrical second portion configured to protrude into a load transfer plate pocket secured in the second cast-in-place concrete.. . ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

06/21/18 / #20180169846

Fastener tool having auto ignition

Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide a powered fastener driving tool with an auto ignition assembly. In certain embodiments, the tool includes a housing containing a combustion chamber, a removable fuel container configured to communicate fuel into the combustion chamber, a removable oxidizer container configured to communicate an oxidizer into the combustion chamber, a piston and a fastener driving blade connected to the piston and configured to engage and drive fasteners upon the fuel and the oxidizer chemically reacting in the combustion chamber. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

06/21/18 / #20180168423

Dishwasher detergent dispenser with reduced noise

A dishwasher detergent dispenser includes a viscous damper allowing a dispenser door to be preloaded with a sufficiently strong spring to overcome resistance caused by detergent encrustation and the like while significantly reducing noise caused by the door opening.. . ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

06/14/18 / #20180164141

Optical level sensor for wash aid removable container

A liquid level sensing system provides a removable reservoir incorporating a reflective surface that can be interrogated by a stationary optical sensor in a receptacle receiving the removable reservoir. The optical sensor may detect the presence of the liquid within the reservoir without connection to the reservoir simplifying the process of making the reservoir removable while still allowing sensing of its contents. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

06/14/18 / #20180163886

Piezo actuator type valve

The disclosed embodiments include a valve assembly (300) that includes a piezo stack (308); a piezo actuator (306) encompassing the piezo stack, the piezo actuator having flexural elements (304) that provide a stroke multiplier that amplifies movement of the piezo stack; a valve block (318) having an inlet flow path (320) and an outlet flow path (322); a diaphragm (314) seated atop the valve block, wherein an outer part of the diaphragm is rigid and an inner part of the diaphragm is moveable in a vertical axis; and a bi-lateral flexure (312), wherein a bottom part of the piezo actuator is mechanically attached to the diaphragm via the bi-lateral flexure.. . ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

06/14/18 / #20180163102

Autobody repair formulation with improved control of work time and cure time at extreme ambient air temperatures

An additive package is provided to adjust the cure properties of a two-part bonding filler across a temperature range of from 4 and 44 degrees celsius. A low temperature additive speeds a cure rate between 4 and 15 degrees celsius and a high temperature additive slows down a cure rate between 25 and 44 degrees celsius. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

06/14/18 / #20180162200

Operating device for an air vent and air vent

An operating device for an air vent which includes at least one swiveling vane, the operating device having a first operating lever which has a first lever arm, a second lever arm, and a bearing member which is arranged therebetween, the first operating lever being mounted around the bearing member for swiveling about a swivel pin, and a second operating lever which has a first lever arm, a second lever arm, and a bearing member which is arranged therebetween, the second operating lever being mounted around the bearing member for swiveling about a swivel pin, the first lever arm of the second operating lever being coupled to the second lever arm of the first operating lever and the second lever arm of the second operating lever being adapted to be coupled for swiveling motion to the vane.. . ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

06/07/18 / #20180160542

Method and apparatus for automatically adjusting dispensing units of a dispenser

A dispensing apparatus includes a frame having a gantry configured to provide movement in the x axis and y axis directions, and first and second dispensing units coupled to the gantry and configured to dispense material onto a substrate. The second dispensing unit is coupled to the gantry by an automatic adjustment mechanism. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

06/07/18 / #20180159438

Dual function solid state converter switch

A dual function solid state power converter operable from a three phase ac input current simultaneously provides; an ac or dc output current on an aircraft power cable which extends from a stowed position to provide ground power to a parked aircraft, and a low voltage dc current on a battery charging power cable which extends from a stowed position to charge batteries in nearby service vehicles. The power converter includes an ac to dc converter which converts the ac input current to a dc current on an internal dc bus, a dc to ac converter which converts the dc bus current to an ac current at a higher voltage and frequency, or a dc to dc converter which converts the dc bus current to a lower voltage dc, for supplying ground power by means of a connecting cable to a parked aircraft, and a dc to dc converter for converting the dc bus current to a lower voltage battery charging current on the battery charging cable. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

06/07/18 / #20180156915

Measuring device

A measuring device that includes in various embodiments a self supporting object attacher and an electronic measuring system supported by the self supporting object attacher. The electronic measuring system is configured to determine or enable the determination of a distance of a space between a first object on which the object attacher is positioned and a second object spaced apart from the first object.. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

06/07/18 / #20180156355

Noise-dampening pressure relief valve

A pressure relief valve includes a housing including an air passage chamber defining an airflow passage and a membrane flap secured within the air passage chamber. The membrane flap covers the airflow passage in a closed position. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

06/07/18 / #20180155586

Cycloaliphatic-based epoxy adhesive composition

A new adhesive composition comprising a cycloaliphatic-based epoxy composition, which is particularly suitable for use as a structural adhesive in anchoring applications.. . ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

05/31/18 / #20180153003

Oven door assembly for an rf oven

An oven may include a door movable between an open position and a closed position, a cooking chamber configured to receive a food product, an rf energy source and an rf choke. The cooking chamber may be defined at least in part by a top wall, a bottom wall, a first sidewall and a second sidewall, and may define an opening that interfaces with the door. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

05/31/18 / #20180153002

Rf choke and interface structures for employment with an rf oven

An rf choke for an oven having a door movable between an open position and a closed position to interface with an opening defined in a cooking chamber of the oven includes a base portion and a plurality of resonant elements formed in rows. The cooking chamber is defined at least in part by a top wall, a bottom wall, a first sidewall and a second sidewall. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

05/31/18 / #20180153001

Waveguide assembly for an rf oven

An oven includes a cooking chamber configured to receive a food product and an rf heating system configured to provide rf energy into the cooking chamber using solid state electronic components. The cooking chamber is defined at least in part by a top wall, a first sidewall and a second sidewall. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

05/31/18 / #20180153000

Apparatus and system for fault protection of power amplifier in solid state rf oven electronics

An oven includes a cooking chamber configured to receive a food product and an rf heating system configured to provide rf energy into the cooking chamber using solid state electronic components. The solid state electronic components include power amplifier electronics configured to provide a signal into the cooking chamber via a launcher assembly operably coupled to the cooking chamber via a waveguide assembly. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

05/31/18 / #20180152999

Rf oven energy application control

An oven may include a cooking chamber configured to receive a food product, a convective heating system configured to provide heated air into the cooking chamber, a radio frequency (rf) heating system configured to provide rf energy into the cooking chamber using solid state electronic components, and control electronics configured to control the convective heating system and the rf heating system. The control electronics may further control a user interface configured to define one or more control consoles for providing user inputs to control operation of the oven. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

05/31/18 / #20180152998

Rf oven control and interface

An oven may include a cooking chamber configured to receive a food product, a convective heating system configured to provide heated air into the cooking chamber, a radio frequency (rf) heating system configured to provide rf energy into the cooking chamber using solid state electronic components, and control electronics configured to control the convective heating system and the rf heating system. The control electronics may further control a user interface configured to define one or more control consoles. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

05/31/18 / #20180152997

Apparatus and system for an oven support structure and air filtration assembly

An air circulation system includes an inlet filter support structure, a first side filter and a second side filter. The air circulation system is for an oven that has a cooking chamber configured to receive a food product and a radio frequency (rf) heating system configured to provide rf energy into the cooking chamber using solid state electronic components. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

05/31/18 / #20180152996

Convection system for employment with an rf oven

An air circulation system for an oven includes a plenum disposed proximate to the cooking chamber, an airflow generator configured to draw air from the cooking chamber through a chamber outlet port and discharge the air into the plenum, and an air heater configured to heat at least some of the air in the plenum prior to a portion of the air entering the cooking chamber from the plenum via air delivery orifices. The chamber outlet port includes outlet perforations combining to form a first geometric shape centered on an axis of the airflow generator. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

05/31/18 / #20180152992

Apparatus and system for solid state oven electronics cooling

An air circulation system for an oven includes an inlet cavity, an attic region and a cooling fan. The oven includes a cooking chamber configured to receive a food product and an rf heating system configured to provide rf energy into the cooking chamber using solid state electronic components. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

05/31/18 / #20180149370

System for cleaning circulating oven air with reduced thermal disruption

An air cleaning system for an oven that includes a cooking chamber configured to receive a food product includes a catalytic assembly and a preheater. The catalytic assembly may be configured to clean air expelled from the cooking chamber. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

05/31/18 / #20180149369

System for cleaning circulating oven air with reduced thermal disruption

An air cleaning system for an oven that includes a cooking chamber configured to receive a food product includes a catalytic converter, an input array and a preheater. The catalytic converter may be configured to clean air expelled from the cooking chamber. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

05/31/18 / #20180149182

Anchor for hardenable compound

Anchor for fastening a component to a hollow or solid support material, said anchor comprising a sheath of elongate shape that is intended to be introduced into a hole in said support material, said anchor also comprising a bearing mechanism for bearing against an external face of said support material, situated at a first longitudinal end of said sheath, and a piston member situated at a second, opposite longitudinal end of said sheath and configured to engage with a screw intended to be introduced into said sheath, characterized in that said piston member is configured to be moved longitudinally inside said sheath by said screw.. . ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

05/31/18 / #20180148957

Door lock operator having different types of door lock operation

A door lock operator (1) for a motor vehicle door (100) includes a first switch (10) and a first pivot arm (30) mounted so as to be pivotable about a first rotation axis (21. 1) of a first articulation (21) along a first degree of freedom (31), wherein the first pivot arm (30) has a further degree of freedom (32) which is substantially perpendicular to the first rotation axis (21. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

05/31/18 / #20180148927

Curb wall forming apparatus and method of forming a curb wall

Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide a curb wall forming apparatus and method for forming a curb wall without causing damage to the adjacent concrete floor. In various embodiments, the curb wall forming apparatus includes one or more floor plates, one or more curb side wall forming panel supports, one or more stanchions, one or more end plates, one or more wall attachment plates, and one or more curb side wall forming panels which are used together to enable a curb wall to be formed. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

05/31/18 / #20180148003

System for fastening a door module to a car door

A car fastening system includes a metal clip and a plastics locking body. When an insertion portion of the metal clip is completely inserted into a door module opening, at least two supporting tabs rest on an upper side of the door module and at least two first latching legs engage behind the opening. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

05/31/18 / #20180147649

Welding wire feeder power control system and method

A method of operating a welding wire feeder includes receiving an input power signal from a power source and converting the input power signal to a bus power signal on an internal bus at a first time with a boost converter. The method also includes detecting bus voltage and bus current of the bus power signal on the internal bus and converting the bus power signal to a welding output signal at a second time with a buck converter. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

05/31/18 / #20180147620

Roll forming machine with reciprocating dies

A reciprocating die roll forming machine for forming a pattern such as a thread form on the outer surface of a cylindrical blank includes at least one set of reciprocating dies operating upon the blank which rotates in place. The machine includes a slide and bearing combination to support the dies belt driven by a servo-motor controlled by a central processing unit. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

05/31/18 / #20180146811

Oven with machine learning based algorithm selection strategy

An oven may include a cooking chamber configured to receive a food product, an em heating system configured to provide em energy into the cooking chamber using solid state electronic components, and control electronics configured to control the em heating system. The control electronics are configured to enable user selection of a cooking program associated with cooking the food product. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

05/24/18 / #20180146565

Protective assemblies for enclosures

Protective assemblies for enclosures are described. An example apparatus includes a chassis configured to hold one or more electronic systems, a first frame configured to engage a first side of the chassis, a second frame configured to engage a second side of the chassis opposite the first side, and members attached between the first frame and the second frame using fasteners, the members extending between the first frame and the second frame to rigidly secure the first frame and the second frame against the chassis to create an enclosure comprising the first frame, the second frame, and the chassis, the members being exterior to the chassis.. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

05/24/18 / #20180142714

Fastener-retaining system and method

A fastener-retaining system (100) is configured to securely couple a fastener (102) to a substrate (104). The fastener-retaining system (100) includes a compression-limiting bushing (106) including a tube defining a central passage (132), and a retainer (130) positioned within the central passage. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

05/24/18 / #20180142680

Device for delivering a medium

In a device for delivering a medium, especially tire sealant, which is to be delivered by means of a compressor from a container to a tire, wherein the compressor can be connected by a pipeline to the tire and a connection to the container emerges into this pipeline, the pipeline has a constriction upstream from the tire.. . ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

05/24/18 / #20180142463

Wall panel blocking bracket and method of using same

In various embodiments, the present disclosure provides a wall panel blocking bracket including a first base, a first stud side engager connected to and extending upwardly from the first base, a second stud side engager connected to and extending upwardly from the first base, a second base connected to the first stud side engager, a third base connected to the second stud side engager, a first hook extending transversely from the first stud side engager, a second hook extending transversely from the second stud side engager, all configured to partially support a wooden block adjacent to a support beam in any one of a perpendicular orientation, a first position parallel orientation, and a second different position parallel orientation.. . ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

05/24/18 / #20180141198

Fastener-driving tool having a superconductor power source

The present disclosure provides various embodiments of a fastener-driving tool that includes a battery-charged supercapacitor as a power source. The fastener-driving tool includes first and second spaced-apart, conductive rails and a partially conductive piston slidably mounted on the rails. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

05/24/18 / #20180141149

Calculating output inductance of a weld secondary

A welding-type system includes a welding-type power supply to output welding-type power, and a controller connected to the welding-type power supply. The controller is configured to set a value of a control variable of a control loop of the welding-type power supply, the control loop controlling the welding-type power. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

05/24/18 / #20180141148

Method and apparatus for providing welding type power

A welding-type power supply includes a controller, a preregulator, a preregulator bus, and an output converter. The controller has a preregulator control output and an output converter control output. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

05/24/18 / #20180141147

Welding systems and methods utilizing cloud computing and data storage

Welding systems and methods utilizing cloud computing and data storage are disclosed. An example method includes receiving, via communication circuitry of a cloud-based resource, welding data relating to a welding operation from a first customer; storing the welding data in computer-readable storage media associated with the cloud-based resource; offering the welding data for sale, via the cloud based resource; receiving, via the communication circuitry, an offer for the welding data from a second customer, different from the first customer, wherein the first and second customers are individual welders, factories, distributed manufacturing operations, or a combination thereof; performing a financial transaction with the second customer; and transmitting, via the communication circuitry, the welding data to the second customer.. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

05/24/18 / #20180140163

Commercial dishwasher configured in the form of a box-type dishwasher and method of operating such a dishwasher

A box-type dishwasher (1) has a treatment chamber (2), a wash system and a drying device (50). The drying device (50) has a sorption unit (51), having a reversibly dehydratable drying material (52), and at least one fan (53) for forming an air circuit, such that an air stream is directed through the sorption unit (51) and then supplied to the treatment chamber (2) again. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

05/24/18 / #20180140161

Conveyor dishwasher and method for operating a conveyor dishwasher

A conveyor dishwasher (2) having a final rinse zone (18) and at least one wash zone (12, 14, 16, 18) and also a conveyor apparatus for conveying washware through the treatment zones of the conveyor dishwasher (2), wherein the wash zone (12, 14, 16, 18) has an associated wash tank (32, 34, 36) in which at least a portion of the wash liquid which is sprayed in the at least one wash zone (12, 14, 16, 18) is collected. The conveyor dishwasher (2) includes a wastewater pump (61) for supplying wash liquid, which is produced as wastewater during operation of the conveyor dishwasher (2), as required to a heat exchanger device (60) in which at least a portion of the thermal energy of the supplied wash liquid is transferred to the final rinse liquid which is to be sprayed in the final rinse zone (18).. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

05/24/18 / #20180140160

Conveyor dishwasher and method for operating a conveyor dishwasher

A conveyor dishwasher (2) includes a final rinse zone (18) and at least one wash zone (12, 14, 16, 18) and also a conveyor apparatus for conveying washware through the treatment zones of the conveyor dishwasher (2), wherein the at least one wash zone (12, 14, 16, 18) has an associated wash tank (32, 34, 36) in which at least a portion of the wash liquid which is sprayed in the at least one wash zone (12, 14, 16, 18) is collected. The conveyor dishwasher (2) also has a wastewater pump (61) for supplying wash liquid, which is produced as wastewater during operation of the conveyor dishwasher (2), to a heat exchanger device (60) in which at least a portion of the thermal energy of the supplied wash liquid is transferred to the final rinse liquid which is to be sprayed in the final rinse zone (18).. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

05/17/18 / #20180136094

Planar grinder

A sample grinder includes a base having a bowl and a rotating drive plate to operably support a grinding wheel. A head is configured to support a specimen holder and has a first drive for rotational drive of the specimen holder and a second drive for moving the head and specimen holder toward and away from the drive plate. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

05/17/18 / #20180135682

Threaded fastener

Various embodiments of a fastener driveable into a substrate are provided. The fastener includes a head, a shank, and a helical thread formation. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

05/17/18 / #20180135297

Load transfer plate and load transfer plate pocket and method of employing same

Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide a load transfer plate and load transfer plate pocket that co-act to transfer vertical or substantially vertical loads from one concrete slab to the adjacent slab in an enhanced manner by optimizing the positions of the load transfer plate relative to the adjacent concrete slabs for load transfers between the adjacent concrete slabs.. . ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

05/17/18 / #20180134915

One-step headlight restoration kit and formulation

A one-step headlight restoration formulation is also provided that includes a polyurethane dispersion of aliphatic polycarbonate urethane present from 20 to 85 total weight percent, along with a wetting agent present from 1 to 4 total weight percent. A biocide is present from 0.005 to 0.5 total weight percent of the formulation. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

05/17/18 / #20180134914

Resin formulation and use thereof as a surface marker

A surface marker resin formulation is provided that includes a linear aromatic polyester or a co-polymer thereof present in an amount of 10 to 45 total weight percent. The resin is dissolved or dispersed in a solvent. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

05/17/18 / #20180134058

Thermal transfer printing

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 an aperture providing access for loading a staple into the nosepiece and a passage configured for slidable mounting of the driver blade. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

05/17/18 / #20180133814

Cutting tools for pipe cutting frames

Cutting tools for pipe cutting frames are disclosed. Example split frame pipe cutting tools include a frame and a slide tool configured to position a cutting edge in contact with the workpiece, the slide tool comprising: a radial advancement mechanism configured to provide radial advancement of the cutting edge based on circumferential advancement of the slide tool by the frame; and an axial guide rail; a recirculating bearing carriage configured to slide in an axial direction along the axial guide rail and to couple the cutting edge to the axial guide rail; an axial advancement mechanism configured to advance the cutting edge in the axial direction with respect to the workpiece by translating radial advancement by the radial advancement mechanism to axial advancement based on a cutting template coupled to the radial advancement mechanism.. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

05/17/18 / #20180133060

Lighting attachment for welding helmets

A welding-type helmet includes a cover with a channel recessed from an external surface of the cover, the channel being configured to house a removable light source within the channel.. . ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

05/10/18 / #20180127133

Adjustable sealing head for a foil sealing device

According to an aspect of the present disclosure, an adjustable induction foil sealing device is used to hermetically seal a container. The device can be adjusted to accommodate differently sized containers. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

05/10/18 / #20180126843

Filling neck

A fuel filling neck includes a closure flap pivotably mounted thereon to be pivoted between a neck closed position and a neck open position. The flap is preloaded into the closed position by spring pretension. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

05/10/18 / #20180126824

Air vent for a motor vehicle

Air vent for a motor vehicle. The air vent includes a housing which creates a flow connection between an air inlet region and an air outlet region. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

05/03/18 / #20180123370

Hybrid welding systems and portable hybrid welding modules

. . Hybrid welding systems and portable hybrid welding modules are disclosed. An example portable welding power supply includes an output converter circuit to convert direct current (dc) power to welding power, the dc power comprising at least one of dc input power or converted battery power. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

05/03/18 / #20180120864

Nonlinear control of mass flow controller devices using sliding mode

The disclosed embodiments include a mass flow controller that implements a systematic sliding mode control algorithm that achieves robust and consistent flow-rate set-point tracking. Advantages of the disclosed embodiments include, but not limited to, rapid prototyping of easy-to-maintain embedded firmware and ease-of-tuning of controller parameters, which significantly reduces complexity of controller tuning. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

05/03/18 / #20180118397

Wrapping machine printer arrangement and wrapping machine film cutter arrangement

A wrapping machine for wrapping trayed food products includes a wrap station at which trayed food products are wrapped and a film dispensing system for drawing out film at the wrap station. A conveying system moves trayed food products through the wrapping machine. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

05/03/18 / #20180118395

Wrapping machine and associated control system

A wrapping machine for wrapping trayed food products includes a wrap station at which trayed food products are wrapped, a film dispensing station for drawing out film over trayed food products at the wrap station and a conveying system for moving trayed food products along a defined path from an input station to the wrap station. A controller is operatively connected to operate the conveying system, components of the film dispensing station and components of the wrap station. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

05/03/18 / #20180117903

Edge lock assembly for a stencil printer

A conveyor system for a stencil printer includes a pair of rail members, with the pair of rail members extending through a frame and configured to transport the substrate through the stencil printer. The conveyor system further includes, for each rail member, a lift tool assembly coupled to the rail member. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

05/03/18 / #20180117902

Lift tool assembly for stencil printer

A conveyor system for a stencil printer includes a pair of rail members extending through a frame and configured to transport the substrate through the stencil printer. A lift tool assembly is configured to support the substrate at a transport height and a print height. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

05/03/18 / #20180117703

Multi-process torch

Aspects of a welding-type cable and torch are provided. The welding-type cable includes a power conductor to conduct welding-type power and a weld torch interface on a distal end of the welding-type cable to attach a weld torch to the power conductor. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

05/03/18 / #20180117702

Automatic and semi-automatic welding systems and methods

Methods and devices for control for an automated welding system are provided. Disclosed control methods may include receiving a data set including one or more features of a joint to be welded and receiving a weld procedure for the joint to be welded. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

05/03/18 / #20180117698

Hybrid welding modules

Hybrid welding modules are disclosed. An example hybrid welding module includes a welding input switch, an energy storage input switch, an energy storage output switching circuit, and a control circuit. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

05/03/18 / #20180117697

Engine-driven welding-type power supplies with portable welding units

Engine-driven welding-type power supplies with portable welding units are disclosed. An example engine driven welder includes an engine, a generator configured to convert mechanical power from the engine to electric power, a chassis, the engine and the generator being mounted to the chassis, and a welding power supply configured to receive the electric power from the generator and convert the electric power to welding-type power, wherein the chassis is configured to physically hold the welding power supply, the welding power supply is physically separable from the chassis, and the welding power supply is connected to be able to receive the electric power when the welding power supply is separated from the chassis and when the welding power supply is connected to the chassis.. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

04/19/18 / #20180109090

Loom assembly providing improved electrical isolation

A flexible, electrically insulating insert fits in a slit of a split loom tube to substantially increase the electrical path length between cables contained within the split loom tubing and the outside environment to provide improved electrical resistance therebetween.. . ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

04/19/18 / #20180108500

Apparatus and methods for latching, and systems including the same

The latching apparatus of the present disclosure includes an actuator configured to change from a first position to a second position; a core connector coupled to the actuator at a first end, and having a cam disposed thereon; and a follower located between the actuator and the cam; wherein the actuator pushes the follower when changing from the first position to the second position, such that the follower engages with the cam on the core connector and causes the cam to rotate an angle to enter a latching state, wherein during the latching state, the core connector configured to hold the actuator secured at the second position. Switch systems and methods for switching a latching apparatus are also disclosed.. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

04/19/18 / #20180106641

Hall effect sensor assembly and associated wrapping machine

A hall effect sensor assembly includes a tubular sleeve having an external surface portion that is threaded to facilitate mounting. A circuit board assembly has a hall effect sensor mounted thereon. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

04/19/18 / #20180105975

Airfoil apparatus for a system having a controlled internal environment

According to an aspect of the present disclosure, an airfoil apparatus is provided which minimizes entry of entrained air into a system having a controlled internal environment, such as a corona treatment system, such entrained air resulting from a high-speed web moving into the system. According to another aspect of the present disclosure, the airfoil apparatus is rotatable relative to the system so that the airfoil apparatus can be adjusted to changes in the web.. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

04/19/18 / #20180105309

Wrapping machine and associated pneumatic system

A wrapping machine for wrapping trayed food products includes a plurality of pneumatic components that are actuatable by delivery of pressurized air to the pneumatic components. A pneumatic arrangement produces pressurized air for actuating the pneumatic components. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

04/19/18 / #20180105307

Wrapping machine with self-calibration

A wrapping machine for wrapping trayed items includes a wrap station and a conveying system for moving trayed items from an input station to the wrap station. The conveying system includes a conveyor for moving trayed items from the input station to a trayed item detection arrangement, and a prime mover operatively connected for moving the conveyor. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

04/19/18 / #20180104760

Integrated engine-driven generator control system

An engine-driven welder/generator is controlled by an integrated controller that is coupled to both the engine and to the welder/generator. The controller receives input signals for operational parameters of the engine, and additional signals indicative of electrical output by the welder/generator. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

04/12/18 / #20180102061

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 simulated welding procedure; a visual interface configured to display the simulated welding procedure; and an enclosure comprising an interior volume configured to house within its interior the visual interface, the work surface, or the sensing device.. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

04/12/18 / #20180100534

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 portion and a second tapered tip portion. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

04/12/18 / #20180100533

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 wing extending from the shank. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

04/12/18 / #20180100531

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. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

04/12/18 / #20180099346

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 electrode via a second contact tip of the welding torch; a switching circuit configured to control a current flow between the welding-type power source and the first contact tip; and a preheat control circuit configured to control the switching circuit to: selectively direct current from the welding-type power source to the second contact tip; and selectively divert current from the electrode preheating circuit to the first contact tip. . ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

04/12/18 / #20180099345

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 converter configured to receive the input voltage from the welding power supply unit; an input-to-output isolation circuit configured to maintain the auxiliary load at a different potential than the welding power supply unit; and an output power converter configured to output power having a target frequency and a target waveform to the auxiliary load; and a processor configured to control the output of the power conversion circuitry based on feedback associated with power requirements at the auxiliary load.. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

04/12/18 / #20180099344

System and method for 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. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

04/05/18 / #20180094667

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). ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

04/05/18 / #20180094649

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. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

04/05/18 / #20180093521

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. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

04/05/18 / #20180093342

Method and apparatus for 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 position is controlled for a present weld operation in response to the monitored data.. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

04/05/18 / #20180093341

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. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

03/29/18 / #20180092165

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 a second signal is detected, the latter having harmonic components which have frequencies that are different from a fundamental harmonic frequency and an intensity higher than a critical reference value.. . ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

03/29/18 / #20180085966

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. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

03/22/18 / #20180080428

System and method for 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. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

03/22/18 / #20180079251

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. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

03/22/18 / #20180079024

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. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

03/22/18 / #20180079022

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. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

03/22/18 / #20180078977

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. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

03/15/18 / #20180076741

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 the start winding (120) during a starting period. The electronic start device comprises a run condenser (40) having a first terminal connected to the output terminal from the start winding (120) and a second terminal connected to the output terminal from the run winding (130), and a start capacitor (45) having a first terminal connected to the output terminal of the start winding (120). ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

03/15/18 / #20180070795

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 has a first treatment zone and at least one further, second treatment zone, wherein items of washware can be treated independently of one another and at least temporarily at the same time in the first and in the at least one second treatment zone.. . ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

03/15/18 / #20180070794

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 has a first treatment zone and at least one further, second treatment zone, wherein items of washware can be treated independently of one another and at least temporarily at the same time in the first and in the at least one second treatment zone.. . ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

03/15/18 / #20180070793

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 has a first treatment zone and at least one further, second treatment zone, wherein items of washware can be treated independently of one another and at least temporarily at the same time in the first and in the at least one second treatment zone.. . ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

03/15/18 / #20180070792

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 has a first treatment zone and at least one further, second treatment zone, wherein items of washware can be treated independently of one another and at least temporarily at the same time in the first and in the at least one second treatment zone.. . ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

03/08/18 / #20180066463

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). ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

03/08/18 / #20180065548

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 in a region by means of a substantially light-opaque cover material (20), wherein the cover material (20) is applied onto the region by means of an injection molding method. The use of such a light guide (1) in a motor vehicle and a method for producing such a light guide (1).. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

03/08/18 / #20180065266

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 a length l from the first end to the second end which is greater than a diameter d of the pipe, a wire loop movable along a track formed within the bow, and a cooling system for actively cooling the wire loop. The elongate guide has an axis approximately perpendicular to an axis of the pipe when the pipe is abutting against the saddle. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

03/01/18 / #20180060938

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 facing interface for displaying information to customers and a controller operatively coupled to the operator interface to effect display of information thereon and to the customer interface to effect display of information thereon. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

03/01/18 / #20180056902

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 power to a crane to enable the crane to lift at least a portion of a rated load, and configured to convert the electrical energy from the generator to output dc power.. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

03/01/18 / #20180056556

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

03/01/18 / #20180056426

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 to feedback indicative of the welding-type output power. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

03/01/18 / #20180056408

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 bridge member, a second tool support supported by the bridge member, and a second tool supported by the second tool support. The first tool is configured to perform a first machining operation and the second tool is configured to perform a second machining operation different than the first machining operation. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

03/01/18 / #20180055269

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 to feed steam to the first steam cooking cavity and/or the second steam cooking cavity via a valved fluid path. ... 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 cavity. ... 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 by a snap fastening between at least two articulation elements (33.1, 33.2, 34.1, 34.2) of the articulated mounting (31), and the pivoting device (1) has a blocking element (40). A closing or release of the snap fastening is possible in at least one first angular position of the pivoting body (10) in relation to the holder (50) and the closing or release of the snap fastening is blocked in at least one second angular position by a relative movement of the two articulation elements (33.1, 33.2, 34.1, 34.2) being blocked in a form-fitting manner by the blocking element (40).. ... 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. ... 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 / #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 polarity of the ac welding-type power, and a control circuit. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

02/22/18 / #20180050411

Method and apparatus for 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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 application towards the air handling system; and a hood coupled to the air conduit and configured to be positioned at the metal working application, the hood comprising a structure defining a circuitous path for particulate that, in operation, allows the airborne components to pass through the hood to the air conduit but causes particulate to cool the components. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

02/22/18 / #20180050363

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 flow-distributing channel downstream from, and in fluid communication with the fluid inlet, the flow-distributing channel configured to direct the first fluid in a lateral direction. ... 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 cable, and at least one of a receiver circuit coupled to the induction heating cable and configured to receive data via the induction heating cable or a transmitter circuit coupled to the induction heating cable and configured to transmit data via the induction heating cable.. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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 to establish a flush orientation of the handle relative to surrounding components.. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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 a spring-loaded slidable power setting switch partially positioned in and partially extending from the housing. The spring-loaded slidable power setting switch includes a depressible button movable from a resting position in which an outer surface of the button extends outwardly beyond the plane in which the outer surface of the rim lies to a depressed position in which the outer surface of the button extends in a same or substantially same plane in which the outer surface of the rim lies.. ... 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 one or more flow restrictors, which are configured to provide higher resistance to the flow of shielding gas at increasing distances from the center of a shielding gas flow channel. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

02/15/18 / #20180043456

System and method for 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 shielding gas based at least in part on the input nozzle size, and a flow regulator that is configured to control the flow of the shielding gas in order to obtain the desirable flow rate.. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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 second portion. ... 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. ... 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 of these elements.. . ... 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. ... 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 deposition location to locate a deposition, obtaining an image of the deposition, tagging data associated with the image, calculating a relative distance between the deposition unit and the vision system, storing correction data with spatial location in a file for later use, and using the stored data to make small corrections prior to dispensing additional material.. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

02/08/18 / #20180036562

Method and apparatus for 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

02/01/18 / #20180031021

Method and apparatus for 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 a support structure, a rotatable slotted fastener conveyer supported by the support structure, a feeder configured to feed fasteners to the rotatable slotted fastener conveyer, a fastener aligner configured to make head portions of the fasteners aligned with each other, a heater configured to heat head portions of the fasteners as the fasteners are being conveyed by the slotted fastener conveyer, and a sprayer configured to apply a corrosion-resistant coating to the heated head portions of the fasteners being conveyed by the slotted fastener conveyer. ... 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 driving the roller arrangement, a thermal print head for printing or embossing the coloring matter from the carrier film onto the substrate, and a swivel arrangement, which can be deflected over a swivel range, for engaging with a swivel roller of the roller arrangement and for exerting a tensile force on the carrier film. The printer device is characterized in that, with regard to an engagement with the carrier film, the swivel roller is arranged along the conveyor path directly adjacent to the thermal print head.. ... 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. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc








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