(12) United States Patent ao) Patent No.: Us 7,186,950 Bi
Fisher (45) Date of Patent: Mar. 6,2007
(54) WELDER WITH LIGHT SOURCE
(76) Inventor: Carl M. Fisher, 1560 East Rd., 2N, Chino Valley, AZ (US) 86323
( * ) Notice: Subject to any disclaimer, the term of this patent is extended or adjusted under 35 U.S.C. 154(b) by 0 days.
(21) Appl. No.: 11/401,691
(22) Filed: Apr. 11, 2006
Related U.S. Application Data
(60) Provisional application No. 60/691,817, filed on Jun. 17, 2005.
(51) Int. CI.
B23K 9/32 (2006.01)
(52) U.S. CI 219/136
(58) Field of Classification Search 219/74,
219/75, 136, 137.31; 362/109, 119, 120 See application file for complete search history.
(56) References Cited
U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS
In a welder wand including a welding tip attached to handle with an elongate, rigid conduit, the handle having a trigger for activating the welding tip, improvements therein including an optical light system attached to the welder wand comprising a light source mounted proximate to the welding tip and a switch mounted proximate to the handle, the switch operatively coupled to the light source for selectively activating and deactivating the light source, whereby the light source produces and directs light at the welding tip when activated by the switch.
3 Claims, 5 Drawing Sheets