Mini wire feeder

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO

4665300

SERIAL NO

06813635

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Abstract

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A compact wire feeder and arc welding control unit including, a portable housing having a base portion, a side portion and a removable cover portion. A wire feeder is included in the unit, for feeding filler metal wire or the like, and is disposed within the housing proximate one side of the housing so that when the removable cover portion is removed, the wire feeder is easily accessed by the operator. A gas line is positioned on a second side of the housing opposite the wire feeder and has with it a gas line valve. A feed wire motor for driving the wire feeder is disposed intermediate the gas line and the wire feeder. A circuit board is disposed above the motor intermediate the gas line and the wire feeder. A wire real housing is fixed to the side portion of the housing and communicates with the housing so that wire may be fed of a real in the real housing and fed into the wire feeder. A ground wire clip with an associated ground wire is connected within the housing to electrical ground potential by means of an electrical wire. The ground wire passes out of the housing through the housing side portion adjacent the gas line.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
BATH IRON WORKSBATH, ME3

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bellefleur, Richard N Sabattus, MA 1 20

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Oxo Welding Equipment Co., Inc. (1)
* 4508954 Portable arc voltage wirefeed welding system 55 1984
* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC. (4)
6388234 Apparatus and methods for directing and feeding wire 17 2000
* 6479795 Portable welding wire feeder and housing 37 2000
6536644 Tool-less feedroll for wire feeder 18 2001
* 2006/0102,698 VOLTAGE REGULATED GMAW WELDING USING A CONSTANT CURRENT POWER SOURCE AND WIRE FEEDER HAVING VARIABLE GAIN 1 2005
 
ELCO ENTERPRISES, INC. (1)
* 6286748 Welding wire feeder 8 1999
 
LINCOLN GLOBAL, INC. (21)
6705563 Open shipyard wire feeder 13 2002
7026574 Wire gripper for a drive unit of a wire feeder 22 2003
* 2005/0016,976 Wire gripper for a drive unit of a wire feeder 4 2003
* 7176411 Wire feeder 10 2004
* 2005/0199,606 Wire Feeder 9 2004
7624908 Welding wire feeder and connection apparatus 4 2005
* 2007/0039,935 Contactor for welding wire feeder 3 2005
7723650 Contactor assembly for wire feeder 1 2005
* 2007/0151,965 Contactor assembly for wire feeder 4 2005
7427726 Grounding assembly for welding wire feeder 6 2006
7692117 Wire gripper for a drive unit of a wire feeder 2 2006
* 2006/0138,114 Wire gripper for a drive unit of a wire feeder 3 2006
7687742 Wire gripper for a drive unit of a wire feeder 1 2007
* 2007/0108,172 WIRE GRIPPER FOR A DRIVE UNIT OF A WIRE FEEDER 2 2007
8338752 Wire feeder having changeable housing 4 2007
* 2009/0166,345 WIRE FEEDER HAVING CHANGEABLE HOUSING 9 2007
8878097 Wire feeder with curved force generating element(s) for better positioning of an adjusting mechanism 0 2008
8212182 Contactor assembly for wire feeder 0 2010
* 2011/0073,578 CONTACTOR ASSEMBLY FOR WIRE FEEDER 0 2010
8461483 Engine driven welding power supplies with two piece shaft 1 2010
* D738944 On-board tool box for portable wire feeder 0 2013
 
The United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (1)
6213375 Manually operated welding wire feeder 12 1999
 
BLACK & DECKER INC. (2)
9533367 Cordless welding machine and plasma cutter 0 2007
* 2007/0257,084 Cordless Welding Machines 8 2007
 
VICTOR EQUIPMENT COMPANY (2)
8847116 Wire feeder with interchangeable adaptor cartridges 1 2006
* 2007/0284,352 Wire feeder with interchangeable adaptor cartridges 7 2006
* Cited By Examiner