Patents by Inventor Jan Zinger

Jan Zinger has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 6357984
    Abstract: A storage assembly has a magazine which is provided with compartments arranged at different heights for receiving cassettes. Each compartment has a base plate provided with means for establishing a predetermined position of the cassettes. A device for placing cassettes in the compartments is height adjustable, positionable in a horizontal plane and provided with a head for gripping the cassettes. The head of the device includes sensor means for determining a vertical position with respect to the magazine as well as a horizontal position thereof. Reference means interact with the sensor means for determining the horizontal position and are arranged in each of the compartments of the magazine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2002
    Assignee: ASM International N.V.
    Inventors: Jan Zinger, Gert-Jan Snijders, Cornelis Marinus Kooijman
  • Patent number: 5768125
    Abstract: An apparatus for transferring a substantially circular article from a first unloading position to a second loading position compensates for misalignment of the article on a support arm. During movement of the support arm the periphery of the circular article is detected, and a correction of the movement of the support arm is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1998
    Assignee: ASM International N.V.
    Inventors: Jan Zinger, Kornelius Haanstra, Rudi Schimmel