Patents Examined by Eileen Morgan
  • Patent number: 10272542
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and system for correcting unbalance of a turbocharger component relative to an axis of rotation of the turbocharger component. The method includes determining one or more unbalance characteristics for the turbocharger component, determining parameters for a first correction operation to be performed in a first correction plane, and moving the turbocharger component to align a first correction area of the turbocharger component with respect to a first water jet cutter and performing the first correction operation using the first water jet cutter. The method may include determining parameters for a second correction operation to be performed in a second correction plane and moving the turbocharger component to align a second correction area of the turbocharger component with respect to a second water jet cutter and performing the second correction operation using the second water jet cutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Balance Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce J. Mitchell, Jr., John Haidler, Mbala Robert Mayanga, Stephen Strinka
  • Patent number: 10265883
    Abstract: Machine tool, comprising a base (1) with a bottom (10) and a peripheral wall (11) of predetermined height to delimit an internal volume of predetermined capacity and open at the top, in which on the upper edge of said wall (11) is placed, removably, a pierced cover (2), or a work-piece carrier surface provided with through holes (20) through which a refrigerant liquid is free to fall, and wherein an electric motor (4), on which is engaged a tool holder (7), is placed in said inner volume, and wherein said electric motor (4) is inserted in a protection chamber (5) which protects it from the refrigerant liquid passing through said holes (20). The electric motor (4) is connected to corresponding lowering and lifting means, by means of which the tool holder (7) is lowered and raised accordingly, so producing the lifting and lowering of a respective tool (3) through the cover (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: IMER INTERNATIONAL S.P.A.
    Inventor: Antonio Bertini
  • Patent number: 10252394
    Abstract: A pressing device (1) for pressing finishing tape against circumferential surfaces (2) of substantially cylindrical work piece sections (3) in a finishing process includes at least one elastically bendable pressing element (5) that is substantially inelastic in the longitudinal direction. A support element (6) has two bearings (7), which are arranged at a distance from each other. The pressing element (5) is fastened to the two bearings, and the two bearings are arranged in such a manner that finishing tape is pressed against a circumferential surface (2) by the pressing element (5) across a contact angle (4) using a pressing force. The pressing device (1) is adjustable in order to process work piece sections (3) of different diameters. The pressing element may be a toothed belt (5) having tooth-like ribs (8), and the toothed belt (5) is interlockingly mounted in the support element (6) using the tooth-like ribs (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: THIELENHAUS TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
    Inventor: Holger Steinwender
  • Patent number: 10245700
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods for the recycling and recovery of carpet are disclosed herein, including devices, systems and methods for disassembling or deconstructing carpet into the various components that make up the carpet, by abrasive removal and separation of the components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Carpet Processing and Recycling, LLC
    Inventors: Terrence Edward Gillis, James Lawrence Evans
  • Patent number: 10239181
    Abstract: A double-station wheel burr removing device includes clamping drive systems, lifting drive systems, an upper rim burr removing system, a valve hole burr removing system, a rotary switching system and the like, which in use can simultaneously remove burrs on two wheels having different heights and different diameters at the end face of the upper rim, the valve hole, the lateral cutting position of the upper rim and the riser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: CITIC DICASTAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Bowen Xue, Yong Li, Jiandong Guo, Yongwang Zhao
  • Patent number: 10232484
    Abstract: A method and device for simultaneous centerless cylindrical grinding of multiple workpieces (11, 12, 13, 14), at least sections of which are rotationally symmetrical, the workpieces are arranged on a support apparatus (200) one behind the other between at least one grinding wheel (110) and at least one regulating wheel (120), and wherein the axis of rotation of the regulating wheel is inclined with respect to a horizontal plane extending parallel to the workpiece axes of rotation and the grinding wheel axis of rotation by an inclination angle (?). During grinding the workpieces are arranged with a height offset relative to each other corresponding to at least a quarter of the inclination angle (?) of the axis of rotation of the regulating wheel with respect to the parallel plane to render the respective bearing angles (?) of the workpieces on the inclined regulating wheel consistent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: TSCHUDIN GMBH GRENCHEN
    Inventors: Libor Sedlacek, Urs Tschudin
  • Patent number: 10216233
    Abstract: A three-dimensional feature is formed in a surface of a component. Material is removed from the component by rotating an abrading tool about a first axis. While the abrading tool is rotated, the component (and/or a shaft coupled to the abrading tool) is rotated on a second axis. The second axis may be transverse to the first axis and may run through a center of the three-dimensional feature. The abrading tool may correspond to the three-dimensional feature. For example, the abrading tool may be configured to contact an entirety of an exterior of the three-dimensional feature during the removal operation, fill the three-dimensional feature during the removal operation, and/or have a shape that corresponds to the shape of the three-dimensional feature in two planes that are normal to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Jeremy C. Franklin, Kristina A. Babiarz
  • Patent number: 10213892
    Abstract: The method includes applying glue onto one surface of one component of the tool placed in a support of a first supporting member and/or onto one surface of another component of the tool placed in a support of a second supporting member while the support of the first supporting member and the support of the second supporting member are side by side; then driving the first supporting member and the second supporting member relative to one another to a second position where the support of the first supporting member and the support of the second supporting member are aligned; and then pressing the first supporting member and the second supporting member towards one another for applying onto each other the one surface of the one component and the one surface of the another component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: DELAMARE SOVRA SAS
    Inventors: Arnauld Rogue, Alain Gueudre
  • Patent number: 10207388
    Abstract: The present invention provides a chemical mechanical (CMP) polishing pad for polishing, for example, a semiconductor substrate, having one or more endpoint detection windows (windows) which at a thickness of 2 mm would have a UV cut-off at a wavelength of 325 nm or lower which are the product of a reaction mixture of (A) from 30 to 56 wt. % of one or more cycloaliphatic diisocyanates or polyisocyanates with (B) from 43 to 69.9999 a polyol mixture of (i) a polymeric diol having an average molecular weight of from 500 to 1,500, such as a polycarbonate diol for hard windows and a polyether polyol for soft windows and (ii) a triol having an average molecular weight of from 120 to 320 in a weight ratio of (B)(i) polymeric diol to (B)(ii) triol ranging from 1.6:1 to 5.2:1, and a catalyst, preferably a secondary or tertiary amine, all weight percent's based on the total solids weight of the reaction mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignees: Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials CMP Holdings, Inc., Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Nan-Rong Chiou, Mohammad T. Islam, George C. Jacob
  • Patent number: 10201889
    Abstract: A fully rotatable guard assembly (200) for use with a tool having a rotating disc includes at least one rotatable bearing (215, 223) for positioning on a shaft behind a rotating disc (207). A shield (203) works with the rotatable bearing (215, 223) for preventing sparks or other debris from being projected toward a user. A brake lever (241) is attached to the shield (203) for allowing the user to position the shield (203) at a predetermined position in relation to the rotating disc. The shield (203) is configured to cover approximately one-half (½) of the rotating disc (207) such that the position of the shield (203) can be easily rotated through use of the brake lever (241) for enabling the user to move the shield (203) such that the rotating disc (207) can access a workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Sparky Guard, LLC
    Inventors: Lane Morris, David Garza
  • Patent number: 10195710
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method that includes a step of applying glue including carrying out with a pad printing machine a sequence of steps in which is driven a transfer pad from a glue taking position to an applying position in which the distal surface of the transfer pad is in contact with one surface of one component of the tool; and then carrying out again at least once the sequence of steps, whereby the glue is applied at least twice onto the one surface of one component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: DELAMARE SOVRA SAS
    Inventors: Ludivine Sevellec, Arnauld Rogue
  • Patent number: 10195711
    Abstract: The method includes a step of applying glue including carrying out with a pad printing machine a sequence of steps in which is driven a transfer pad from a glue taking position to an applying position in which the distal surface of the transfer pad is in contact with one surface of one component of the tool and in which is simultaneously driven another transfer pad from a glue taking position to an applying position in which the distal surface of the another transfer pad is in contact with one surface of another component of the tool, whereby the glue is applied simultaneously to the one surface of the one component and to the one surface of the another component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: DELAMARE SOVRA SAS
    Inventors: Ludivine Sevellec, Alain Gueudre
  • Patent number: 10195712
    Abstract: A polishing method and a polishing apparatus which can increase a polishing rate and can control a polishing profile of a substrate being polished by adjusting a surface temperature of a polishing pad are disclosed. The polishing method for polishing a substrate by pressing the substrate against a polishing pad on a polishing table includes a pad temperature adjustment step of adjusting a surface temperature of the polishing pad, and a polishing step of polishing the substrate by pressing the substrate against the polishing pad having the adjusted surface temperature. In the pad temperature adjustment step, the surface temperature of a part of an area of the polishing pad, the area being to be brought in contact with the substrate, is adjusted during the polishing step so that the rate of temperature change of a temperature profile in a radial direction of the surface of the polishing pad becomes constant in the radial direction of the polishing pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: EBARA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru Maruyama, Hisanori Matsuo, Yasuyuki Motoshima
  • Patent number: 10195709
    Abstract: A motorized blade rest apparatus for a grinding system includes a carriage, a ram assembly, a work rest assembly, a motor, and a computer processor. The carriage moves a regulating wheel along a first axis towards and away from a work wheel. The ram assembly, which moves along a second axis parallel to the first axis, supports the carriage and the work rest assembly. The work rest assembly includes first and second slide portions and a work rest blade. The first slide portion is mounted on the ram assembly. The second slide portion, which is movable relative to the first slide portion, moves along a third axis perpendicular to the first axis. The work rest blade is mounted on the second slide portion. The motor is coupled to the second slide portion, and the computer processor controls the motor to move the second slide portion along the third axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: GLEBAR ACQUISITION, LLC
    Inventors: John Bannayan, Robert C. Gleason
  • Patent number: 10189046
    Abstract: A method of prepping a cylindrical inner surface of a bore using a high-frequency forced pulsed waterjet apparatus entails generating a pressurized waterjet using a high-pressure water pump, generating a high-frequency signal using a high-frequency signal generator, applying the high-frequency signal to a transducer having a microtip to cause the microtip to vibrate to thereby generate the high-frequency forced pulsed waterjet, and rotating the rotatable ultrasonic nozzle inside the bore to prep the inner cylindrical surface of the bore using the high-frequency forced pulsed waterjets exiting from the angled exit orifices of the rotatable ultrasonic nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: VLN Advanced Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Mohan M. Vijay, Andrew Hung Tieu, Wenzhuo Yan, Bruce R. Daniels
  • Patent number: 10189141
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for polishing internal surfaces of apertures in semiconductor processing chamber components. A method includes providing a ceramic article having at least one aperture, the ceramic article being a component for a semiconductor processing chamber. The method further includes polishing the at least one aperture based on flowing an abrasive media through the at least one aperture of the ceramic article, the abrasive media including a polymer base and a plurality of abrasive particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Jennifer Y. Sun, Vahid Firouzdor, David Koonce, Biraja Prasad Kanungo
  • Patent number: 10189138
    Abstract: A spectacle lens manufacturing system, wherein a relationship between a type of a spectacle frame and a framing content is converted to a matrix, includes: an information memory part to store the matrix including a size correction value for a scheduled edging shape of a lens as a numerical value in the matrix; an edging information acquisition part to acquire edging information calculated based on client side information for manufacturing a spectacle lens, including spectacle lens, prescription value, frame, and tracer information, and spectacle lens manufacturing side information, and the size correction value selected from the matrix corresponding to the framing content and the frame type as numerical values in the matrix; an edger to edge a lens based on the edging information acquired by the edging information acquisition part. Even if either one of the client and manufacturing sides performs the framing step, the spectacle lens can be manufactured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Suzue, Hiroshi Yoshizaki
  • Patent number: 10183374
    Abstract: A buffing module for buffing a substrate is provided. The buffing module comprises a buff table for supporting the substrate, the buff table being rotatable; and a buff head to which a buff pad is attached, being rotatable and movable in a direction of approaching the buff table and a direction of moving away from the buff table. The buff pad includes a first part and a second part arranged so as to surround the first part on an outer side of the first part, the first part and the second part have different characteristics from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: EBARA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kuniaki Yamaguchi, Toshio Mizuno, Itsuki Kobata
  • Patent number: 10179387
    Abstract: A power tool including a housing with an electric motor in the housing. The motor has a stator and an armature, the stator having field coils and the armature having an armature shaft on which a commutator is affixed. A pair of brush boxes are located in the housing on opposite sides of the commutator. An orbit mechanism coupled to the armature shaft and a platen is coupled to the orbit mechanism. The field coils comprise a first field coil facing a front of the sander and a second field coil facing a rear of the sander and the brush boxes are rotationally offset from the field coils with respect to a vertical axis of the sander.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Jason McRoberts, Terry L. Turner, Jennifer A. Resh, Timothy W. French, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10173296
    Abstract: A grinding machine includes a rotatable spindle having a lower end to which a grindstone for grinding a wafer is attached; linear guides supporting the spindle slidably to a column; a spindle feeding mechanism feeding the spindle in a vertical direction; and constant-pressure feeding mechanism interposed between the spindle feeding mechanism and the column and suspending the spindle feeding mechanism. The constant-pressure feeding mechanism raises the spindle feeding mechanism in the vertical direction when a friction force acting on the grindstone is higher than a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Tokyo Seimitsu Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaki Kanazawa, Kenji Igarashi