Patents by Inventor Thomas GABRE

Thomas GABRE 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).

  • Publication number: 20190262956
    Abstract: A work piece processing device includes a tool device, a work piece holder and a servo-elastic actuator system having simultaneous precision force and position control that moves one of the tool device and the work piece holder to the other of the tool device and work piece holder. The servo-actuator system including a servo-actuator, a compliance elastic member and a weight compensation elastic member disposed in a force transmission path with the compliance elastic member and the weight compensation elastic member disposed with respect to each other so that a spring force exerted by the weight compensation elastic member is opposed to a spring force exerted by the compliance elastic member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: Branson Ultrasonics Corporation
    Inventors: Samuel LURIE, Thomas GABRE, Scott CALDWELL, Mark URBIN
  • Publication number: 20190176262
    Abstract: An ultrasonic system has an ultrasonic stack excited by a power supply. The ultrasonic stack has a plurality of components, including an ultrasonic converter, a booster and an ultrasonic horn. A method of controlling the ultrasonic system with the power supply includes upon replacing any of the components of the ultrasonic stack with a replacement component, inputting an amplitude parameter of the replacement component into the power supply, determining with the power supply an amplitude of an AC excitation signal at which to excite the ultrasonic converter based on amplitude parameters of the components including the amplitude parameter of each replacement component. The power supply then sets the amplitude of the AC excitation signal at this determined amplitude.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: Branson Ultrasonics Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas GABRE, Scott CALDWELL, Eugene D. POLLASTRO, Dave SULIK, Liang ZHU
  • Publication number: 20170129062
    Abstract: A work piece processing device includes a tool piece, a work piece holder and a servo-elastic actuator system having simultaneous precision force and position control that moves one of the tool piece and the work piece holder to the other of the tool piece and work piece holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Applicant: Branson Ultrasonics Corporation
    Inventors: Scott CALDWELL, Thomas GABRE, Hugh PLUMLEE, Aare TALI