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Apparatus with membrane panel having close-proximity communication antenna

Apparatus and methods are disclosed of a membrane panel comprising a close-proximity communication antenna embedded within the membrane panel. In an example, a welding-type system includes a membrane panel with a user interface and a close-proximity communication antenna embedded within the membrane panel.. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

Systems and methods for verifying contents declaration

A system and method for verifying contents of a vehicle include weighing the vehicle with a weigh scale, outputting, from the weigh scale, a weight signal indicative of a weight of the vehicle, scanning the contents of at least a portion of the vehicle with a scanner, outputting, from the scanner, a volume signal indicative of a volume of the contents, receiving the weight signal and the volume signal with a verification control unit of a verification system, and verifying, by the verification control unit, a contents declaration based on the weight signal and the volume signal.. . ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

Door handle for vehicle

Door handle assembly for a vehicle has a handle (10) mounted on a handle support (60) and one or more rest positions and at least one release position. The assembly has at least three different positions, —a flush or retracted position, in which the handle (10) is flush or retracted with respect to an outer door surface, —a deployed position, in which the handle (10) protrudes or protrudes to a greater extent than in the retracted position, —and the at least one release position. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

Automatic emitter point cleaners

Automatic emitter point cleaners are disclosed. An automatic emitter point cleaning system includes: a fan configured to direct a stream of air through an air path; a point emitter configured to produce at least one of positive ions or negative ions within or proximate to the air path; a brush; a first gear coupled to the brush and configured to move the brush into contact with the point emitter; a second gear to engage the first gear; and a motor to actuate the second gear such that the second gear actuates the first gear to move the brush past the point emitter.. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

Headgear for protective headwear

In one aspect, a headgear for engaging and supporting protective headwear on a wearer's head is provided. The headgear includes a first side member positioned on a first side of the headgear, a second side member positioned on a second side of the headgear opposite the first side, a forehead strap coupled to the first and second side members and positioned on a front half of the headgear, and an occipital strap having an end coupled to one of the first side member and the second side member on the front half of the headgear and the occipital strap extending to a rear half of the headgear.. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

Clamp assembly for holding vehicle parts

A clamp assembly includes a body part having a recess of different sizes for holding an elongated structure with different sizes and shapes. A horizontal spaced t-slot is located on a first side surface of the body part at its top and a t-shaped protruding arm is located on a second side surface of the body part at its top. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

Push through retainer connection with integrated hinging seal

A connection assembly adapted to join a surface element to an underlying support structure while maintaining a substantially zero gap abutting relation between the surface element and the support structure. The connection assembly includes a press-in retainer with a circumferential seal having a sealing foot. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

Venting tank and automotive vehicle comprising such a tank

A venting tank (1) for a cooling system of a motor vehicle includes a main wall (3), which defines an inner venting volume (v) of the venting tank, the main wall including a bottom (5) and a cover (7) opposite one another, an intake (45, 47, 49, 51, 53) for a heat transfer fluid to be vented within the interior venting volume, and a discharge (55, 57) for discharging the vented heat transfer fluid outside the inner venting volume. This venting tank (1) further includes a heat transfer fluid duct (19), which crosses through the cover (7) and the bottom (5) and includes an inner segment (29) extending within the inner venting volume (v) from the cover (7) to the bottom (5) and whereof an inner volume (v29) is separated from the inner venting volume.. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

Door lock

The present application provides a door lock, comprising: a door lock, comprising: a latch head for locking a door of the top loading electrical appliance, the latch head being rotatable about an axis; and a limiting mechanism for limiting rotation of the latch head before the door of the top loading electrical appliance reaches a closed position. The latch head has a latch head unlock position and a latch head lock position, the latch head rotating between the latch head unlock position and the latch head lock position; and the limiting mechanism is arranged for limiting the latch head from rotating from the latch head unlock position to the latch lead lock position before the door of the top loading electrical appliance reaches a closed position. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

Filler neck housing arrangement

A filler neck housing arrangement for mounting on a body opening of a motor vehicle includes a housing body (12) which forms a passage opening for the insertion of at least one tank filler pipe. An annular sealing and holding body (10) is configured for holding the sealing and holding body on the body opening and for holding the sealing and holding body on the housing body. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

Quick connect assembly for fluid and electrical connections

A quick connect assembly includes a connector housing and fluid connectors that fluidly couple an ink assembly and a print assembly. The quick connect assembly also includes conductive connectors that conductively couple hardware circuitry in the ink assembly with hardware circuitry in the print assembly. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

Universal wireless remote control for welding apparatus in harsh environments

A system and method for wirelessly controlling, monitoring, and updating various welding parameters from a remote device using a single remote control. The remote does not need to have the software to communicate with the welding-type system prior to initiating communications with the welding-type system. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

Methods and apparatus to determine and display heat input to a weld

Methods and apparatus to determine heat input to a weld are disclosed. An example welding-type power supply includes a power converter to convert input power to output welding-type power, and a controller configured to: during a welding-type operation, calculate average instantaneous power values of the welding-type operation for discrete, non-overlapping time periods by multiplying voltage measurements and corresponding current measurements; identify an end of the welding-type operation; determine a duration of the welding-type operation; calculate a total average instantaneous power of the welding-type operation based on the average instantaneous power values for the time periods and the duration of the welding-type operation; and output a first value representative of the total average instantaneous power and a second value representative of the duration of the welding-type operation.. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

Protective headwear with airflow

In one aspect, a protective headwear is provided and includes an outer shell, a first shell duct coupled to the outer shell and including a first exhaust port, and a second shell duct coupled to the outer shell and spaced apart from the first shell duct. The second shell duct includes a second exhaust port. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

09/20/18 / #20180263413

Cooking appliance and related heater assembly

A cooking appliance includes a housing, a cooking area or volume on or in the housing and a heater assembly for heating the cooking area or volume. The heater assembly includes a heater plate body with a surface having at least one groove therein. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

09/06/18 / #20180251282

Package valve closure system and method

A package is disclosed. The package includes at least one valve or closure device provided at an access opening of the package. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

09/06/18 / #20180250764

Welding-type devices having configurable interfaces

Welding-type devices having configurable interfaces are disclosed. An example welding-type device, includes only one user interface input device, a receiver circuit configured to receive interpretation information, and a controller configured to interpret input received via the user interface input device based on the interpretation information to modify zero or more of a plurality of welding-type variables, and to control a welding-type operation based on the plurality of welding-type variables.. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

09/06/18 / #20180249855

Modified s-parameter measurement and usage in solid state rf oven electronics

An oven includes a cooking chamber configured to receive a load 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 an antenna assembly. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

08/23/18 / #20180238368

Nail with a head having an inwardly curved top surface

Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide a nail with a head having an inwardly curved top surface. In one embodiment, the nail has a longitudinal axis and comprises a head, a shank, and a tip. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

08/23/18 / #20180236647

Fastener pusher with an improved workpiece-contact element

Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide a workpiece-contact element for a fastener pusher. In one embodiment, the workpiece-contact element includes an attachment side, a workpiece-contact surface, and one or more fastener-exit surfaces defining a fastener-exit throughbore having a longitudinal axis and extending through the workpiece-contact surface. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

08/23/18 / #20180236645

Powered fastener driving tool having fuel/gas mixture compressed ignition

Various embodiments provide a powered fastener driving tool including a spring/gas chamber configured to contain pressurized gas that causes a piston to compress a fuel/gas mixture, the mixture combusted to provide necessary levels of power for driving fasteners while using less fuel. One embodiment includes: a housing; a spring/gas chamber in the housing configured to contain pressurized gas; a dual compression/combustion chamber in the housing configured to contain a fuel/gas mixture; a gas communication channel in the housing fluidly connecting the spring/gas chamber and the dual compression/combustion chamber; a movable piston in the housing such that pressurized gas in the spring/gas chamber causes the piston to move in the housing to compress the fuel/gas mixture in the dual compression/combustion chamber; and a driving blade connected to the piston such that combustion of the compressed fuel/gas mixture causes the piston to move in the housing to cause the driving blade to drive a fastener.. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

08/23/18 / #20180236587

Welding parameter control

In certain embodiments, a wireless sensor module includes a motion or position sensor configured to detect a defined motion or position of a welding operator. The wireless sensor module also includes memory circuitry configured to store the defined motion or position and an adjustment of an operating parameter of a welding system which corresponds to the defined motion or position. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

08/23/18 / #20180236586

Welding power supply with regulated background power supply

Welding power supplies with regulated background power supplies are disclosed. An example welding power supply includes a background circuit, which comprises: a power supply capable of outputting a first power output; an energy storage device configured to be charged by the first power output to a programmable first voltage level; a fast acting switch coupled to the energy storage device and configured to switch to restrict or allow voltage discharge from the energy storage device to welding electrodes; and a control circuit configured to selectively activate the power supply to output the first power output when the energy storage device is not charged to the regulated first voltage level, and further configured to actuate the fast acting switch to allow voltage discharge of the energy storage device from the regulated first voltage level to a controlled second voltage level when a transient high voltage event is detected.. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

08/23/18 / #20180236585

Welding wire preheating systems and methods

Welding wire preheating systems and methods are disclosed. An example welding method includes: receiving a signal indicative of initiation of welding process; prior to initiating a welding arc based on the received signal, controlling voltage or current applied to a welding electrode to preheat the electrode to a temperature above an ambient temperature but below a melting point of the welding electrode; monitoring feedback voltage to determine a termination of preheating; and terminating preheating prior to initiating the welding arc in accordance with a welding protocol.. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

08/16/18 / #20180233897

Method and apparatus for adaptive ac/dc surge protection

Provided is disclosure for embodiments providing surge protection, where the electric load can be isolated from its power supply upon detection of a wiring fault, undervoltage, and/or overvoltage.. . ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

08/16/18 / #20180232616

Composite laminate assembly used to form plural individual cards and method of manufacturing the same

A laminated core stock sheet for use in a composite laminate assembly that is separated into individual cards is provided. The sheet includes a core substrate layer and an intermediate filmic layer coupled to the core substrate layer. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

08/16/18 / #20180229456

Aerosol dispensing cap for automated installation

An apparatus for dispensing pressurized air and/or tire sealant from a pressurized can. The apparatus comprising a nozzle and a locking element for the nozzle and/or a cap including a free length of hose that is positioned within the cap. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

08/16/18 / #20180229324

Systems and methods for wireless control of an engine-driven welding power supply

Systems and methods for wireless control of welding power supplies are disclosed. An example welding power supply includes: a housing comprising a control panel configured to receive inputs from an operator; power conversion circuitry configured to convert input power into output power for a welding operation; and local control circuitry configured to wirelessly receive a control signal from remote control circuitry of a portable electronic device, and to control the welding power supply based on the received control signal; wherein the local control circuitry is configured to set prioritization of control of the welding power supply between the portable electronic device and the control panel of the welding power supply, prevent the control panel from controlling a parameter of the welding power supply when the portable electronic device is prioritized, and prevent the portable electronic device from controlling the parameter when the control panel is prioritized.. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

08/09/18 / #20180226164

Source wire assembly for radiographic applications

The present disclosure relates to a source wire assembly for radiographic applications, particularly for guiding a gamma ray source through a tubular path, such as with a radiographic projector. The source wire assembly includes a core of flexible metal cable, such as, but not limited to, aircraft cable, which may include wires and/or strands which are woven, twisted, helix wound or braided. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

08/09/18 / #20180222637

Air pocket flange closure for push-to-open reclosable packages

The present disclosure relates to a closure for a reclosable package wherein the product side flanges include opposing air pockets thereby allowing a user to more easily grab the product side flanges or the package walls. In a second embodiment of the disclosure, the opposing air pockets are adjacent to the interlocking elements of the closure. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

08/09/18 / #20180222030

Powered-fastener-driving tool including a driver blade having a varying cross-section

Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide a powered-fastener-driving tool including driver blade that has a varying cross-section.. . ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

08/09/18 / #20180221981

Adjustable drive shaft assembly

A welding system includes a welding wire feeder, and the welding wire feeder includes a motor and an adjustable drive shaft assembly. The motor is and configured to rotate a feed roll with respect to the wire drive assembly housing. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

08/09/18 / #20180221922

Process for preparing sorptive substrates, and integrated processing system for substrates

A sorptive wiper for cleaning is disclosed, the wipe comprising a cleaned and dried sorptive material having fewer than 150 contaminant fibers per square meter that are greater than 100 μm in length.. . ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

08/09/18 / #20180221900

Injection molding tool and method

A piston for use in a cartridge for dispensing multi-part fluids, the piston being injection molded and having integrally formed circumferential seals, wherein the piston is molded in the absence of a longitudinal parting line across the seals. A tool for forming a piston having a plurality of circumferential seals for use in a cartridge for dispensing multi-part fluids, the tool comprising a plurality of segments together defining a piston cavity corresponding to an outer periphery of the piston.. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

08/09/18 / #20180220847

Kitchen cooking appliance with mobile drain fluid receptacle

A cooking appliance includes a housing and at least one upwardly facing cooking wall on which food product can directly sit for cooking, where the cooking wall is supported by the housing and has an associated drain path for residual cooking fluid and/or for cleaning fluid, where the drain path includes an outlet end. A mobile fluid receptacle located in an installed use position within the housing is positioned below the cooking wall. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

08/02/18 / #20180217074

Systems and methods to determine workpiece characteristics

A heating system includes a power source connected to a heater to heat a workpiece via the heater and a controller. The controller is configured to receive the first temperature measurement signal, the first temperature measurement signal corresponding to a first temperature of the workpiece. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

08/02/18 / #20180216929

Field splitter for three-dimensional strain measurement

The present disclosure provides an apparatus and method which uses a field splitter or a beam splitter for the purpose combining two different views of a materials testing sample under materials testing into a single image. This allows for three-dimensional strain measurement in the context of material/compound testing. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

08/02/18 / #20180216654

Fastener and fastener system for soft materials

A threaded fastener (10) useful for fastening soft materials over an extended period of time includes a washer (16) having outwardly extending arms (46) received in axially extending channels (52) in an object (60) to be fastened, and a bolt (12) extending through the washer, the bolt having a head including a projection (26) engaging a locking feature (38,40) on the washer to resist relative rotation between the washer and the bolt in a fastened assembly.. . ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

08/02/18 / #20180215236

Flap-retaining clip for a pressure relief assembly

A pressure relief assembly includes a housing defining an air passage chamber having at least one opening, and a membrane flap secured within the air passage chamber. The membrane flap is configured to move into an open position to expose the opening(s) to relieve air pressure. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

08/02/18 / #20180215023

Combustion-powered tool with sleeve-retaining lockout device

The present disclosure provides various embodiments of a combustion-powered-fastener-driving tool that include a lockout device to ensure the tool's valve sleeve doesn't move to an unsealed position and the tool's combustion chamber remains sealed until the piston returns to the pre-firing position. The lockout device is engageable with a lockout device engaging member operably connected to the tool's trigger, which gives the operator direct control over locking the valve sleeve in the unsealed position.. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

08/02/18 / #20180214973

Tip-retention device for use with a welding system

Apparatus, systems, and/or methods for providing welding systems or portions of welding systems that provide a tip-retention device that is configured to direct gas radially towards a contact tip.. . ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

08/02/18 / #20180214972

Tip-retention device for use with a welding system

Apparatuses, systems, and/or methods for providing welding systems or portions of welding systems that provide a tip-retention device that is configured to direct gas radially towards a contact tip.. . ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

08/02/18 / #20180214971

Methods and apparatus for a multi-mode welding-type power supply

Apparatus and methods are disclosed of a welding-type power source that includes a welding-type power source connected to a multi-mode power output circuit, a controller to receive an input from the welding-type power source and output a control signal to the multi-mode power output circuit. The controller is configured to identify whether a load at the multi-mode power output corresponds to a welding mode or a battery charging mode. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

08/02/18 / #20180213999

Conveyor dishwasher and method for operating a conveyor dishwasher

A flight-type dishwasher or rack conveyor dishwasher has a conveyor apparatus (20) for conveying washware through individual treatment zones (11, 12, 13, 14, 15) of the conveyor dishwasher (1). The conveyor dishwasher (1) has a detection system (30) designed to detect the presence of washware or a washware carrier (7) in a predefined region (a) at an inlet (10) or at a feed (16) of the conveyor dishwasher (1). ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

08/02/18 / #20180213964

Steam generator and associated steam cooking system

A steam generator includes a tank for holding water, and a heating system associated with the tank for heating water in the tank to produce steam, the heating system including a gaseous fuel burner that produces hot combustion gases. A steam superheater compartment receives combustion gases from the heating system and that includes a steam line therein that receives steam from the tank to provide heat exchange between hot combustion gases traveling through the compartment and steam traveling along the steam line. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

07/26/18 / #20180213612

Induction heating accessories

Induction heating accessories are disclosed. An example induction heating accessory comprises: a coupling circuit configured to be electromagnetically coupled to a cable carrying induction heating current; a power extraction circuit configured to extract power from the induction heating current via the coupling circuit; and circuitry configured to generate an output indicative of the induction heating current flowing through the cable based on receiving power via the induction coil.. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

07/26/18 / #20180213611

Induction heating extension cables including control conductors

Induction heating extension cables including control conductors are disclosed. An example cable assembly includes: a first plurality of conductors in a litz cable arrangement; an outer protective layer configured to protect the plurality of conductors from physical damage; and a second plurality of conductors that are electrically isolated from the first plurality of conductors and are protected by the outer protective layer from physical damage.. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

07/26/18 / #20180211572

Tire repair device with placard

A device for dispensing pressurized air and/or tire sealant. The device includes a placard attached to a device housing and including a plurality of warning messages in different languages. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

07/26/18 / #20180209740

Laminar flow shrink oven

Heat shrink wrap product packaging oven or tunnel apparatus and processing methods are provided which incorporate or utilize airfoils in conjunction with hot air-providing side walls to desirably control impact of hot air onto a product wrapped with a tube of heat shrink wrap film and being conveyed on a conveyor thereby. In such heat shrink wrap product packaging apparatus and methods, such airfoils can be movable, e.g., rotatably moveable, relative to the side walls to vertically alter an air impact point onto the product.. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

07/26/18 / #20180207760

Coupling members and pipe machining apparatuses including coupling members

Coupling members and pipe machining apparatuses including coupling members are provided. In one aspect, a coupling member includes a shaft and an engagement member defining a cavity there through and including a projection. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

07/26/18 / #20180207743

Hybrid welding-type power source

The present invention is directed to a welding-type power source that includes a power source housing and an engine arranged in the power source housing to supply electrical power. An energy storage device is included that is in rechargeable association with the internal combustion engine and arranged to provide welding-type power for at least a given period.. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

07/26/18 / #20180207742

Power source for reducing electromagnetic interference and power consumption

A welding power source configured to receive an input power includes a plurality of components and supervising circuitry configurable in a plurality of modes. The plurality of components include power conversion circuitry and background power supply. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

07/26/18 / #20180206695

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

A batch dishwasher is realized as a hood-type dishwasher having a treatment chamber (2) with at least one recirculating wash system for spraying wash liquid in the treatment chamber (2), and has at least one final rinse system for spraying final rinse liquid in the treatment chamber (2). The treatment chamber (2) has a first treatment zone (6) and at least one further, second treatment zone (7), 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 (6, 7). ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

07/19/18 / #20180205868

Dynamic range enhancement systems and methods for use in welding applications

Dynamic range enhancement methods and systems for display for use welding applications are disclosed. An example display system in a dynamic range enhancement system includes: a first filter disposed in a first path; a second filter disposed in a second path, wherein the second filter has a lower density than the first filter, at least one of the first filter or the second filter configured to provide variable lens shading; a first image sensor disposed in the first path and configured to receive filtered electromagnetic waves from the first filter; a second image sensor disposed in the second path and configured to receive filtered electromagnetic waves from the second filter; and a graphical circuit configured to combine signals from the first image sensor and the second image sensor.. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

07/19/18 / #20180204653

Induction heating extension cables including control conductors

Induction heating extension cables including control conductors are disclosed. An example cable assembly includes: a first plurality of conductors in a litz cable arrangement; an outer protective layer configured to protect the plurality of conductors from physical damage; and a second plurality of conductors that are electrically isolated from the first plurality of conductors and are protected by the outer protective layer from physical damage.. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

07/19/18 / #20180201186

Inflator with reflective housing

A portable inflator includes a housing having or including a compressor. The housing may also contain or include a handle and stand. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

07/19/18 / #20180200916

Driving module with improved magazine

A driving module for driving fasteners into a workpiece, the fasteners being interconnected via a connection mechanism to form a fastener belt and being magazined and rolled up to form a fastener belt roll, wherein the driving module has a driving apparatus, wherein the driving module has a mounting portion for mounting the driving apparatus on a workpiece bridge, wherein the driving apparatus has a driving drive, which acts on the respective fasteners to be driven with a driving force by way of a driving ram that is displaceable in the driving direction, and wherein a magazine having at least one exit portion is connectable to the driving apparatus; and by way of the exit portion, the fastener belt can be routed out of the magazine, and wherein the magazine has at least one fastening portion for fastening the magazine or parts thereof to the driving apparatus, wherein the magazine has at least two belt roll holders, each for receiving at least one fastener belt roll.. . ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

07/19/18 / #20180200824

Systems and methods for selecting a welding process

Systems and methods for selecting a welding process are disclosed. An example welding power supply is configured to: provide welding power for welding; receive a communication from a remote device over a weld cable, wherein the communication corresponds to a detected welding output polarity; and automatically set a new welding process based on a current welding process of the welding power supply and the received communication.. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

07/19/18 / #20180199792

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

A batch dishwasher (1) has a treatment chamber (2) with at least one wash system which is designed as a recirculation system, wherein the treatment chamber (2) has at least two treatment zones (6, 7) in which washware can be treated at the same time but independently of one another, in particular independently of one another in respect of action time, wash and/or rinse mechanics, and/or independently in respect of the selected treatment program. The at least two treatment zones (6, 7) are each realized in such a way that at least one dish rack (5) can be inserted and removed, and wherein the dishwasher (1) has a mechanism for retracting or extending a dish rack (5) into at least one and, respectively, out of at least one of the at least two treatment zones (6, 7) as required.. ... Illinois Tool Works Inc

07/12/18 / #20180193990

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

07/12/18 / #20180193939

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

07/12/18 / #20180193938

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

07/05/18 / #20180192478

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

07/05/18 / #20180189944

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

07/05/18 / #20180187798

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

07/05/18 / #20180186305

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

07/05/18 / #20180186197

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

07/05/18 / #20180185950

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

07/05/18 / #20180185948

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

07/05/18 / #20180185947

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

07/05/18 / #20180184815

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

06/28/18 / #20180178307

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

06/28/18 / #20180178306

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








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