With Means To Deform Work Patents (Class 227/20)
  • Patent number: 9004337
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a system for manufacturing a semiconductor device includes a spontaneous joining unit and a deformative joining unit. The spontaneous joining unit overlaps a first substrate and a second substrate and spontaneously joins mutual center portions of respective joint faces of the first substrate and the second substrate. The deformative joining unit deforms at least one peripheral portion of the respective joint faces of the first substrate and second substrate joined by the spontaneous joining unit toward the other peripheral portion and joins the mutual peripheral portions of the respective joint faces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Satoshi Hongo, Kenji Takahashi, Kazumasa Tanida
  • Patent number: 6769590
    Abstract: An end to end anastomotic stapling device connects two lumen sections avoiding constricture at the anastomotic ring. An intraluminal end to end anastomotic stapler includes an expanding head and anvil designed to fire an anastomotic ring having an inner diameter at least equal to the nominal inner diameter of the remaining lumen sections. An extraluminal end to end lumen stapler is described attaching the lumen sections with an exterior flange type connection having anastomotic rings with a diameter larger than the inner diameter of the lumen sections whereby the anastomotic site has a diameter at least as great as the adjacent lumen sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2004
    Inventors: Susan E. Vresh, Blynn L. Shideler, Krisanne Shideler, Kevin S. Vresh
  • Patent number: 6594879
    Abstract: When connecting two elements that are moveable with respect to one another, someamount of clearance, i.e., spacing between the elements, is included to minimize friction between the elements. The present invention is directed to setting the clearance within a desired range, regardless of manufacturing tolerances of the two elements. In particular, the present invention is directed to power cutting tools wherein it is necessary to set the clearance between one or more reciprocating blades and a blade support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Assignee: Black & Decker Corporation
    Inventors: Dale K. Wheeler, William R. Lessig, III
  • Patent number: 5037021
    Abstract: A sewing machine for forming stitches in a substrate, for example, in forming stitches in tissue during surgery, comprises a needle for passing thread into the substrate from one side thereof, at a first location and for withdrawing the thread from the substrate at a second location spaced from the first location. The needle is removably operable solely from one side of the substrate. A stapling machine is also disclosed operating on similar principles for similar purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1991
    Assignee: University College London
    Inventors: Timothy N. Mills, Christopher P. Swain
  • Patent number: 4765177
    Abstract: A fixture for use with a pull tool to form the parts of a grommet about an opening in material to reinforce the material opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1986
    Date of Patent: August 23, 1988
    Assignee: PCI Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard A. Pendleton, Richard C. Jernstedt, Clarke R. Sutherland
  • Patent number: 4595187
    Abstract: A low cost, on-line saddle stapler accessory for preparing long edge fed booklets, receives side registered copies from a copier, and introduces a crease centrally of the copies. The copies are aided into a roof-shaped compiler tray and registered at their lead edges. When a set has been compiled, a first saddle staple is made and the set is passed on to a second position, registered and stapled a second time. Afterwards, the now saddle stapled booklet is forwarded to a stacking tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1986
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Henry T. Bober
  • Patent number: 4540111
    Abstract: An article is clamped in a predetermined position on a support, which is movable along a reciprocating path by a stepping motor. This movement of the support positions selected and spaced portions of the article at a fixed location at which a fastener element is attached to an edge of the article. The movement of the stepping motor is controlled by a computer program whereby the selected and spaced portions of the article are spaced from each other as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1983
    Date of Patent: September 10, 1985
    Inventors: Volker Schmidt, Erich A. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 4349142
    Abstract: A high speed, portable, rug binding machine in the form of an electric-powered hand-tool carrying and dispensing a roll of binding tape has floor-engaging canted wheels for directing the frame of the machine into a rug as it is rolled along a rug edge to which a binding is stapled by the machine as the operator pulls a trigger causing a solenoid to drive the stapler by way of a power linkage which automatically adjusts for rug and for binding thickness; the machine has adjustment for varying rug-to-binding holding force, prior to stapling, and rug introduction angle; simplicity of mechanism provides compactness and light weight suitable for one-hand manipulation by the operator under all conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1980
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1982
    Inventor: Richard A. Soter, III
  • Patent number: 4256250
    Abstract: This relates to the production of folders such as those commonly used for binding loose sheets of paper into booklet form. There is provided a method and an apparatus for setting fastener elements, such as tangs and eyelets, into selected portions of a blank made of heavy paper or cardboard. The apparatus employs rotary die holding elements defining a nip or nips therebetween for receiving one or more portions of a paper blank, particularly a blank folded to a T-shaped configuration. The apparatus includes means for applying setting forces to the fastener elements during the very brief interval of time that the fastener elements are disposed in the nip or nips between the die holders. Radially movable dies are mounted in certain of the rotary holders and cam means are employed to apply momentary fastener element setting forces to the fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1978
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1981
    Assignee: DRG Limited
    Inventor: Conrad LeBlanc