Patents Examined by Timothy V. Eley
  • Patent number: 10513010
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for adjusting or operating a particle-metering system for a particle blasting installation, in particular a blasting installation for the working of surfaces, the abrasive throughput of which is preset by means of a passing-through opening that can be varied on the basis of time and/or variables and is determined by means of a downstream throughput sensor as a throughput sensor signal (DS), wherein the throughput sensor signal (DS) is used for controlling a manipulated variable (SG) for the degree of setting of the passing-through opening, wherein to adjust the metering system for at least one value of the manipulated variable (SG) the actual throughput (D) through the passing-through opening is determined by means of a measurement of the weight of abrasive material (M) allowed through within a defined time period (Dt), and the manipulated variable (SG), the actual throughput (D) and the corresponding throughput sensor signal (DS) are stored in an assignment table, wherein th
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: sentenso GmbH
    Inventor: Volker Schneidau
  • Patent number: 10513009
    Abstract: The present invention provides a nozzle for high-pressure abrasive jet cutting systems that is particularly well-suited for fine-kerf cutting (e.g., 0.050 to 0.45 mm) using very fine abrasive particles (e.g., average particle size less than about 250 microns). The nozzle has a nozzle body defining an elongated channel extending along an axis. The elongated channel has a mixing stage and a focusing stage. The focusing stage has a focusing portion terminating in an outlet orifice for producing a high-pressure jet. The mixing stage has a sidewall defining a port in fluid communication with the elongated channel for admitting a low-pressure flow of a slurry comprising abrasive particles suspended in a fluid. The sidewall of the mixing stage is configured to have a relieved portion extending radially inwardly from the port toward the focusing stage. In certain embodiments, the taper is continuous from the port to the focusing stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: INFLOTEK B.V.
    Inventor: Paulus Antonius Jacobus Janitschek
  • Patent number: 10513005
    Abstract: A power tool, such as a grinder, includes a motor housing that houses a motor. A grip housing extends in a longitudinal direction of the power tool and has a first longitudinal end coupled to the motor housing, first and second battery-mount parts formed at a second longitudinal end, and a grip part disposed between the first and second longitudinal ends. First and second battery packs are respectively mountable on the first and second battery-mount parts, and the grip housing comprises an upper housing half joined to a lower housing half.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Inventors: Takahiro Kawakami, Yoshinori Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10513002
    Abstract: A method of machining a workpiece using a machine tool, the machine tool comprising a tool mount carrying a tool, a workpiece mount carrying a workpiece, a drive mechanism for moving at least one of the tool mount and the workpiece mount relative to the other, and a control arrangement for controlling the drive mechanism. The method comprises moving at least one of the tool mount and the workpiece mount with the drive mechanism under the control of the control arrangement so that the tool contacts a portion of the workpiece to commence a machining operation, and the tool then removes material from the portion of the workpiece until completion of the machining operation, the movement being such that the relative velocity between the tool and the workpiece decreases continuously during the majority of the time that the tool and the workpiece are in contact with each other during the machining operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Fives Landis Limited
    Inventors: Selwyn Jonathan Griffiths, Dermot Falkner
  • Patent number: 10507563
    Abstract: Provided is a treatment composition for chemical mechanical polishing, for treating an object to be treated including a wiring layer containing a metal, the treatment composition for chemical mechanical polishing containing: (A) a nitrogen-containing compound; (B) at least one kind of compound selected from the group consisting of a surfactant and polyacrylic acid; and (D) a pH adjusting agent, in which in terms of electrode charge transfer resistance value obtained by AC impedance measurement using the metal for an electrode, a sum of electrode charge transfer resistance values RA+RB in aqueous solutions each containing the component (A) or (B) and the component (D), and an electrode charge transfer resistance value RC in an aqueous solution containing the components (A), (B), and (D) have a relationship of RC/(RA+RB)>1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Inventors: Kiyotaka Mitsumoto, Tatsuyoshi Kawamoto, Tatsuya Yamanaka, Megumi Arakawa, Eiichirou Kunitani, Masashi Iida
  • Patent number: 10510375
    Abstract: The invention pertains in general to a latching mechanism for maintaining desired friction levels on an optical disc in an optical disc restoration device. In particular the invention pertains to devices, systems and methods for easily maintaining friction levels between pads and an optical disc in an optical disc restoration device for ease of adjusting friction settings during quality control, repair operation or when optimization settings are being set in an optical disc restoration device by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Venmill Industries Incorporated
    Inventors: William Olszta, Daniel St. Laurent, Mariusz Surowaniec
  • Patent number: 10493650
    Abstract: Fluid jet systems, components and related methods are provided which are well adapted for processing workpieces under particularly work-friendly conditions. Embodiments include fluid jet systems and related methods that reduce, minimize or eliminate a gap between a workpiece being processed and jet receiving devices that receive and dissipate the energy of a fluid jet passing through the workpiece. Other embodiments include fluid jet systems and related methods involving fluid jet processing of workpieces in a submerged condition. Still further embodiments include fluid jet systems and related methods involving position and orientation adjustment of a fluid jet receptacle to coordinate the path of an incoming fluid jet with a central axis or other feature of the fluid jet receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Flow International Corporation
    Inventors: Mohamed A. Hashish, Alex M. Chillman, Charles M. Brown, Steven J. Craigen
  • Patent number: 10486284
    Abstract: Provided is a substrate holding device used in a substrate polishing apparatus that polishes a substrate using a polishing pad. The substrate holding device includes: a retainer ring configured to hold a peripheral edge of the substrate; and a drive ring fixed to the retainer ring so as to rotate together with the retainer ring. The surface of the retainer ring at the polishing pad side has a convex portion at a position other than an innermost circumference following a shape of the drive ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventors: Shingo Togashi, Hozumi Yasuda, Makoto Fukushima, Osamu Nabeya
  • Patent number: 10486333
    Abstract: A pressing head of the ingot slicing apparatus includes: a head main body in which a plurality of pneumatic supply ports configured to supply compressed air are formed so that pressure on each portion of the pressing head is separately controlled; pressing units installed on a lower end of the head main body, located to correspond to the pneumatic supply ports, and each configured to apply pressure to a side surface of an ingot by the compressed air supplied through each of the pneumatic supply ports; pneumatic correction units each installed on a lower surface of each of the pressing units and configured to control a pressure deviation between the plurality of pressing units; an adhesive plate installed to be in contact with lower side surfaces of the pneumatic correction units so that a lower surface of the adhesive plate is in direct contact with and presses the side surface of the ingot; and a coupling support unit configured to couple and support the head main body, the pressing units, the pneumatic corr
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: SK Siltron Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Su In Jeon
  • Patent number: 10478940
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a polishing layer is provided. First, a mold for which the mold cavity has a contour pattern is provided, and the cross section of the contour pattern along a direction includes a plurality of recessions and at least one concavity portion, wherein the at least one concavity portion is disposed on the bottom of at least one of the recessions. A polymer material is disposed in the mold cavity. The polymer material is cured to form a semifinished product, wherein the cross section of the semifinished product along the direction includes a plurality of polishing portions corresponding to the recessions and at least one protruding portion corresponding to the at least one concavity portion. A flattening process is performed on the semifinished product to remove the at least one protruding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: IV Technologies CO., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu-Hao Pan, Ching-Huang Shen, Yu-Piao Wang
  • Patent number: 10471623
    Abstract: A waterjet system comprising a nozzle supported within a cutting tank, the cutting tank having a floor and at least one upstanding wall defining a cutting volume, wherein the cutting volume is at least partially filled with a liquid, and wherein the nozzle is submersible within the liquid to perform a submerged cutting operation; a high pressure fluid supply selectively fluidly connected to the nozzle to produce a cutting stream; a controller; a level sensor in sensing communication with the liquid in the cutting tank to measure a liquid height within the cutting tank, the level sensor being in communication with the controller to provide the liquid height to the controller; a liquid level assembly in communication with the controller and adapted to maintain a selected liquid level within the cutting tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: HMCC ACQUIRECO2, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin J. Adams, Jonathan Adams
  • Patent number: 10464189
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a polishing head, includes: forming, on a lower end surface of an intermediate plate, a groove which extends from an inlet of an incompressible fluid to an outer peripheral portion of the intermediate plate and a groove which extends from an outlet of air to the outer peripheral portion of the intermediate plate, also including, after attaching an elastic film to a lower end surface of a rigid ring and coupling an upper end surface of the rigid ring with the lower end surface of the intermediate plate to form a space section: depressurizing the inside of the space section; and discharging the air in the space section from the outlet while pouring the incompressible fluid into the space section from the inlet after the depressurizing, and closing the inlet and outlet to seal the incompressible fluid in the space section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventors: Masaaki Oseki, Michito Sato
  • Patent number: 10456891
    Abstract: A grinding wheel which includes a plurality of vitrified bonded grindstone chips arranged on an outer periphery of an annular base metal thereof, and is configured to grind a workpiece with use of the grindstone chips while rotating the annular base metal, wherein each of the vitrified bonded grindstone chips is configured in such a manner that, in a rectangular parallelepiped including a rectangular grinding surface which is placed on an opposite side of the annular base metal and grinds the workpiece and four side surfaces adjacent to grinding surface, four ridge portions each of which is provided between the side surfaces are C-chamfered, each long side of the grinding surface is arranged along the outer periphery of the annular base metal, and each of the four ridge portions is C-chamfered in a range which is ? or more of a length of each short side of the grinding surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Usami
  • Patent number: 10456887
    Abstract: A tool includes a coupling, an inner adjustment sleeve, and an outer adjustment sleeve. The coupling connects a rotary tool to the inner adjustment sleeve. An adjustable portion of the inner adjustment sleeve is threadedly received in the outer adjustment sleeve. An offset aperture in the free end of the outer adjustment sleeve receives a tip of a valve stem for grinding. An optional cup at the end of the outer adjustment sleeve stabilizes the tool. A grinding bit with a shaft retained in a collet of the rotary tool is contained internally, in a channel, extending through the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: JEFFRO, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffery W. Bright, Roy McGriff
  • Patent number: 10449652
    Abstract: Described are systems and methods for controlling an ophthalmic lens edging machine are disclosed. The ophthalmic lens edging machine uses an edger code to select a macro or speed for a requested lens edging job. A system for creating and using the edger code may include a Lab Management System (LMS), a lens calculation system, and a lens edging machine. An edger code may be generated using lens data received from a lens management system and edging machine information identifying lens edging machines. The edger code comprises a plurality of characters. Each character is associated with a different feature of a requested edging job. The features of the requested edging job may include, for example, one or more of: a material type, a lens thickness, an edge type, a frame type, a lens coating, a lens shape, a lens ratio, a lens treatment, and an edging machine block type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Essilor International
    Inventors: Mark Hale, Roy Karr, Brad Gelb, Luc Martin, Virginie Beccaro
  • Patent number: 10449651
    Abstract: For use with a power trowel, an abrasive assembly attachable to a rotatable arm of the power trowel that comprises a circular, rigid plate having a central hub projecting out from a first major surface and affixed to its second major surface is a ring of a resilient material. Adjacent the resilient ring is a molded plastic ring in which a plurality of permanent magnet members are imbedded at regularly spaced intervals. The plastic ring further includes at least, one boss projecting outward from a surface thereof and designed to fit within an aperture disposed in an outermost ring, which is entirely or partially of a ferrous metal and which carries a plurality of abrasive members on its outer surface. The resilient ring is fastened to the rigid plate by internally threaded tubular pins and the plastic ring is secured by screws that pass through the plastic ring into the lumens of the internally threaded tubular pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Inventors: Harvey Stark, Pavel Ikonomov
  • Patent number: 10434618
    Abstract: An apparatus can comprise a body and a first portion. The first portion can be coupled to the body and moveable therewith. The first portion can comprise a rigidifying material and a layer. The rigidifying material can be positioned in a chamber defined by an envelope formed of a gas-impermeable material. A pressure within the chamber can be variable between at least a lower pressure state and a higher pressure state. In the higher pressure state the material is relatively flexible, and in the lower pressure state the material can be relatively less flexible than in the higher pressure state. The layer can be manipulatable by the rigidifying material. More particularly, the layer can have a first state when the pressure within the chamber is in the higher pressure state. In the first state, the layer can be formable by the target surface to take on a desired shape that can be substantially a match of the target surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas R. Corrigan, Marc A. Egeland, Paul D. Graham
  • Patent number: 10434630
    Abstract: A blasting system includes a pressure vessel, water pump, blast circuit, motor, orifice valve, and controller. The pressure vessel is configured to contain a pressurized blast media slurry. The water pump pumps water from a water supply to the pressure vessel. The blast circuit delivers the pressurized blast media slurry received from the pressure vessel. The motor drives the water pump. The orifice valve regulates a rate of flow of the blast media slurry to the blast circuit. The controller provides control commands to the water pump or the orifice valve based on a blast media flow rate set point and at least one sensed operating parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Graco Minnesota Inc.
    Inventors: John W. Turner, Nicholas K. Studt, Bryce J. Gapinski, Brandon K. Falkenberg
  • Patent number: 10434628
    Abstract: A grinding machine includes a grinding machine body and a grinding disc connected to the grinding machine body. The grinding machine body is provided with a pressure cavity at a position facing the grinding disc and a gas intake pipe corresponding to the pressure cavity. A pressure release gap in communication with the pressure cavity is formed between the grinding machine body and the grinding disc. The gas intake pipe induces a high-pressure gas into the pressure cavity, which receives an effect of the high-pressure gas to become a positive-pressure environment. The high-pressure gas is continually released via the pressure release gap to prohibit external dust from entering the pressure cavity. Thus, the grinding machine is capable of preventing dust from accumulating in the pressure cavity as well as effectively preventing moisture from entering the pressure cavity when the grinding machine is applied for wet grinding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventor: Bach Pangho Chen
  • Patent number: 10434626
    Abstract: A method of conducting a material removal operation using a grinding system including moving an abrasive article relative to a workpiece, detecting a change in a dimension of the abrasive article during moving, and reducing resonance vibrations in the grinding system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventors: Christophe Huber, Christopher Arcona, Robin Bright