Patents Examined by Ronald P Jarrett
  • Patent number: 10319617
    Abstract: A process system includes a substrate, first wafers, second wafers, and a roller. The first wafers are arranged at predetermined intervals along a first column which is parallel to an edge of the substrate, wherein each of the first wafers includes first chips. The second wafers are arranged at the predetermined intervals and at an offset from the first wafers, along a second column which is parallel to the first column, wherein each of the second wafers includes second chips. The roller is configured to roll in a first direction to pick up the plurality of first chips, roll in a second direction opposite to the first direction while suspended from the first wafers, pick up the second chips included in the wafers by rolling in the first direction, and transport the first chips and the second chips to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sang-moo Park
  • Patent number: 10316488
    Abstract: A universal backhoe bucket coupler for a work machine includes a first pair of apertures positioned to be spanned by the mounting flanges of a first style bucket having mounting holes for receiving at least one front mounting pin, a second pair of apertures positioned to be spanned by the mounting flanges of a second style bucket having mounting holes for receiving at least one front mounting pin. A pair of like pivotal spacers is disposed laterally intermediate corresponding outer and inner side portions of the coupler and are pivotable between stowed positions and deployed positions aligned with the first pair of apertures for minimizing lateral bucket motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Vikram Nair, David J. Sanning
  • Patent number: 10316487
    Abstract: Disclosed are power machines with an operator seat proximal to the rear or back of the power machine, hand grip operator supports which can have user input devices positioned thereon, and foot supports configured to comfortably allow an operator to operate the power machine from both seated and standing positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Clark Equipment Company
    Inventor: Jim M. Breuer
  • Patent number: 10301797
    Abstract: To improve the precision of position of a fastener hole and a seating face for mounting a counterweight, a counterweight supporting member is comprised of a support plate erected and fixed at the rear end of a revolving frame and a supporting member attached to the support plate. The supporting member is comprised of a base member that is locked and secured to a through hole opened on the support plate in a back and forth adjustable manner and has a counterweight fixing surface and a bolt fastening member in which a fastener hole for receiving a fastener bolt is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Caterpillar SARL
    Inventors: Takahiro Iwamoto, Kentaro Nakayama, Takeshi Tsuneyoshi
  • Patent number: 10300970
    Abstract: A self-propelled trailer is provided and includes a frame, a pair of rear drive wheels, a steerable wheel, a drive system, a platform, and a lifting device. The pair of rear drive wheels are positioned under the frame along one end thereof, while the steerable wheel is positioned under the frame along an opposite end thereof with respect to the pair of rear drive wheels. The drive system includes a power system connected to the pair of rear drive wheels and a control system connected to the steerable wheel. The platform is positioned above the frame, while the lifting device is positioned between the steerable wheels and the pair of rear wheels. The platform includes a crane extending upward from the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: New Heights LLC
    Inventor: Aaron Jay Beiler
  • Patent number: 10301111
    Abstract: A material handling system for lifting and dumping material into a container, material handling systems for lifting and dumping material into a container are described herein which, in some embodiments, comprise at least one horizontal rail connected to the container, at least one vertical track slidably mounted to the horizontal rail, the vertical track defining a generally vertically extending lower portion and a curved upper portion transitioning into the generally vertically extending lower portion, a holder, the holder being connected to the vertical track in a manner permitting movement between an uppermost position and a lowermost position, and a motive power device operable to raise and lower the container along the vertical track between the uppermost position and the lowermost position, wherein the holder is rotated greater than about 90 degrees in the uppermost position relative to the lowermost position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventor: Samuel J. Schell
  • Patent number: 10293480
    Abstract: A robot system includes: a cell; and a robot which is provided to move in the cell, in which the robot includes an n-th (n is an integer which is equal to or greater than 1) arm which rotates around an n-th rotating axis, and an (n+1)th arm which is provided to rotate around an (n+1)th rotating axis which is an axial direction different from an axial direction of the n-th rotating axis, in the n-th arm, in which the length of the n-th arm is longer than the length of the (n+1)th arm, and in which, when viewed from the (n+1)th rotating axis, the n-th arm and the (n+1)th arm overlap each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Kazushige Akaha
  • Patent number: 10293479
    Abstract: A robot includes: a first arm rotatable about a first rotation axis; a second arm provided on the first arm rotatably about a second rotation axis that is a different axial direction from an axial direction of the first rotation axis; and a moving part provided on the second arm rotatably about a third rotation axis. The moving part has a third arm and a fourth arm. A maximum length of the moving part is longer than a length of the second arm and shorter than twice the length of the second arm. The first arm has a length longer than the length of the second arm. The first arm and the second arm can overlap with each other, as viewed from the axial direction of the second rotation axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuto Yoshimura, Kazushige Akaha
  • Patent number: 10283393
    Abstract: A wafer carrying fork includes a fork body, a plurality of wafer suction holes, a plurality of gas purging elements, a plurality of gas purging pipes, a plurality of gas suction elements, and a plurality of gas suction pipes. The fork body has a top surface, a bottom surface opposite to the top surface, and a plurality of lateral surfaces connecting the top surface and the bottom surface. The wafer suction holes are located on the top surface of the fork body. The gas purging elements are located on the lateral surfaces of the fork body. The gas purging pipes are connected to the gas purging elements. The gas suction elements are located on the bottom surface of the fork body. The gas suction pipes are connected to the gas suction elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yan-Hong Liu, Che-Fu Chen, Meng-Chu Li
  • Patent number: 10279507
    Abstract: A mold transfer assembly comprises a carriage assembly configured to be placed adjacent a concrete products forming machine. The carriage assembly has a track running along a mold-transfer path to the mold-receiving path. Each of at the mold cassette assemblies running within the track are configured to retain a mold assembly, wherein the mold cassette assemblies are configured to move along the track between a retracted position spaced from the mold-receiving path adjacent to the concrete products forming machine, and position(s) intersecting the mold-receiving path including an incoming mold cassette position, and an outgoing mold cassette position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: COLUMBIA MACHINE, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph Barnes, Stacy Gildersleeve
  • Patent number: 10280588
    Abstract: A coupler is configured to couple an implement to an earth moving or materials handling machine. The coupler includes a locking member for locking a pin of an implement into a coupler in the recess. The locking member is driven by a hydraulic arrangement, with the hydraulic cylinder body being formed integrally with either the coupler body or the locking member. The coupler may be adapted to accommodate a range of implement pin spacings and/or diameters, so that the coupler can be used with different implements and in particular with different makes of implement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Cascade Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew James Calvert, David Aperahama Calvert
  • Patent number: 10278501
    Abstract: A load lock door assembly with side actuation is disclosed. Load lock door assembly includes a load lock door and a door support assembly coupled thereto. Door support assembly includes one or more pivot members pivotable relative to one or more sides of the load lock body, a door support bracket coupled to the load lock door, one or more separator side actuators coupled between the door support bracket being actuatable to separate the load lock door from a sealing surface, and one or more pivot side actuator operable to pivot the load lock door above or below the load lock entry. Load lock apparatus with side actuation, systems including one or more load lock door assemblies with side actuation, and methods of operating load lock door assemblies are provided, as are numerous other aspects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Eran Weiss, Travis Morey, Nir Merry, Paul B. Reuter, Izya Kremerman, Jeffrey C. Hudgens, Dean C. Hruzek
  • Patent number: 10269606
    Abstract: Providing a first movement including rotating a first arm about a rotational axis of a robot drive; rotating a second arm on the first arm, where the first and second arms form a robot arm, where the first and second arms are the only arms of the robot arm, where the robot arm has an end effector rotationally fixed to the second arm, and where the end effector is configured to support a substrate thereon for transporting the substrate by the robot arm; and controlling the rotating to provide a path of the end effector such that the end effector does not contact the substrate during the rotating. Providing a second movement including rotating the arms to provide an at least partially straight linear path of a center of the substrate relative to the rotational axis of the drive robot when the substrate is on the end effector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Persimmon Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Martin Hosek
  • Patent number: 10267017
    Abstract: A floor-plate side opening part (17B) through which each lever part (24, 26) of a traveling lever pedal (21) is inserted is provided on a front side of a floor plate (18). A mat-side opening part (19C) corresponding to the floor-plate side opening part (17B) is provided on a floor mat (19). A cover member (32) formed of a flat plate part (33) covering the mat-side opening part (19C) and having a slit (33A, 33B) allowing tilting of each lever part (24, 26) and a cylindrical part (34) extending from the flat plate part (33) is provided on the mat-side opening part (19C). An entire-circumferential lip part (19D) is provided on the mat-side opening part 19C. An entire-circumferential stepped part (35) for sealing a space from the entire-circumferential lip part (19D) is provided on the flat plate part (33).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi Construction Machinery Tierra Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masashi Setaki, Tomoyuki Tanaka, Junya Kawamoto
  • Patent number: 10267014
    Abstract: The invention relates to a bolt connection with a bearing bolt, in particular for a construction machine, in particular for underground engineering and for a swivel lever, in particular for a construction machine, which connects a first component and a second component pivotably to each other, wherein the bearing bolt extends through at least one first bearing eye on the first component and at least one second bearing eye on the second component, and wherein the bearing bolt can be driven, for releasing the connection, on an exit side out of the first bearing eye and the second bearing eye. At the exit side a protective receptacle is arranged, which is designed to receive and hold the driven-out bearing bolt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: BAUER Maschinen GmbH
    Inventor: Martin Lanzl
  • Patent number: 10254299
    Abstract: An automation system for use with in-vitro diagnostics includes a plurality of fluid containers configured to hold one or more fluids. The system includes a plurality of carriers having a plurality of slots configured to hold one of the plurality of fluid containers. The system also includes a place and pick device configured to place the plurality of fluid containers into the plurality of slots and remove the plurality of fluid containers from the plurality of slots. The system further includes a controller configured to control the place and pick device to place a first fluid container into an empty slot of a carrier of the plurality of carriers while a second fluid container is in an occupied slot and control the place and pick device to subsequently remove the second fluid container from the occupied slot of the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventor: Benjamin S. Pollack
  • Patent number: 10251800
    Abstract: A lifting device, configured to attach to a lifting head and sling to move a disabled person from one location to another including a support column, a first arm, a second arm, and a friction brake. The support column includes an axis and is configured to attach between two stationary surfaces. The first arm is fixedly connected to the support column. The second arm is pivotally connected to the first arm at a pivot joint. The second arm is configured to connect to the lifting head. The support column and first arm are configured to rotate around the axis, and the second arm is configured to pivot around the pivot joint such that the second arm second end rotates three hundred and sixty degrees around the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: HOMECARE PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Todd W. Largent
  • Patent number: 10239215
    Abstract: Provided a transfer tool including a substantially strip-shaped frame, a wrist-side slider to be attached to a wrist of a robot, provided on one side of the frame in a thickness direction in a manner capable of moving along a longitudinal direction of the frame, a workpiece-side slider provided on another side of the frame in the thickness direction in a manner capable of moving along the longitudinal direction of the frame, and a distal-end swing shaft attached to the workpiece-side slider, where the distal-end swing shaft includes a workpiece support section supported by the workpiece-side slider in a manner capable of swinging around an axis line extending in a width direction of the frame, the workpiece support section being for supporting a workpiece, and an actuator attached to the workpiece-side slider, the actuator being for causing the workpiece support section to swing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Fanuc Corporation
    Inventor: Takeshi Hasuo
  • Patent number: 10242898
    Abstract: An article transport facility includes an alignment portion that aligns the position of an inspection unit that is transferred to a transport target location with a proper support position, and a position detection device for detecting the position of a detection target portion provided on a holding portion is provided in the inspection unit. The horizontal offset amount of the holding portion relative to the proper support position is measured based on detection information from the position detection device in a state in which the inspection unit is aligned with the proper support position and the holding portion is positioned at a release position or a release movement position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Daifuku Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomotaka Kinugawa
  • Patent number: 10240318
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a load carrying member for a machine. The load carrying member includes an outer shell, an inner shell disposed within the outer shell. The inner shell is pre-stressed. The load carrying member also includes a pin disposed through the outer shell and in contact with the inner shell to add stress to the inner shell during operation of the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Clyde R. Dennis, Stephen P. Rutherford