Patent Number: 6,168,049

Title: Hot melt adhesive applicator with centrally located filter

Abstract: A hot melt adhesive applicator assembly comprises a hot melt adhesive applicator head which is provided with an upper or top surface portion, and a back or rear surface portion, upon which connectors are respectively provided so as to selectively alternatively connect an adhesive supply hose thereto. Provisions are likewise made for selectively alternatively mounting support brackets upon such upper or rear surface portions of the applicator head, and a filter assembly is adapted to be removably mounted upon an angled or inclined surface portion of the applicator head such that the filter assembly is disposed at a position intermediate the two alternative adhesive hose connectors. Still further, the entire applicator head may be angularly rotated through an angular movement of 90.degree. and yet the filter assembly will be disposed upon its angled or inclined mount such that the filter member will nevertheless be oriented substantially vertically whereby adhesive will not undergo inadvertent leakage out of the filter assembly during filter change operations.

Inventors: Bolyard, Jr.; Edward W. (Old Hickory, TN)

Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.

International Classification: B05C 5/00 (20060101); B05B 15/00 (20060101); B05B 7/16 (20060101); B67D 005/58 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018