With Product Discharge Facilitator Patents (Class 269/13)
  • Patent number: 9565974
    Abstract: A culinary device that includes a planar first member that forms a throughhole and a planar second member. A multi-position coupling mechanism couples the planar first member with respect to the planar second member, and allows the planar second member to be moved from a first position with respect to the planar first member to a second position with respect to the planar first member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Inventor: Christopher Andrew Nordstrom
  • Patent number: 9162325
    Abstract: Provided is a welding apparatus by which a worker can work in a comfortable posture, with which a space can be effectively utilized at a low cost, and which can reliably weld workpieces. Specifically, a pair of jigs are circumferentially provided on the upper surface of a circular rotating table around its outer circumference at intervals, and positions workpieces such that orientations of the workpieces are changeable. A welding robot is provided in a workpiece welded region. A control board outputs an operation signal to the rotating table such that the jigs respectively move into a workpiece set region and the workpiece welded region, and outputs an operation signal to the respective jigs such that the jig in the workpiece set region is inclined toward a side closer to the worker and the jig in the workpiece welded region is inclined according to welded parts of the workpieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: KEYLEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Furuta, Shunsuke Okamoto
  • Patent number: 9049963
    Abstract: An apparatus for treating food substances includes a cutting plate defining a longitudinal axis and having at least one cutting surface for supporting food substances and a collecting tray releasably mountable to the cutting plate. The collecting tray defines a reservoir for collecting food substances cut on the cutting surface. The collecting tray may define a spout adapted to facilitate pouring of liquid material of the food substances. The collecting tray may define first and second spout segments. The first and second spouts may be disposed in diametrical opposed relation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Inventor: Keith Young
  • Patent number: 9049964
    Abstract: A cutting board includes an opening for a rotatable disc. The rotatable disc may be inserted into the cutting board and allow a user to rotate food or other objects to be cut on the rotatable disc. This allows the user to maintain a cutting object, such as a knife, in a fixed location and rotate the rotatable disc to cut the object at varying angles. The rotatable disc can be interchanged with rotatable discs with various surfaces, such as a cutting surface for slicing or grating. The cutting board may also include a removable tray underneath the board for collecting food cut by the cutting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Inventor: Sergei C. Baranoff
  • Patent number: 9011602
    Abstract: An aspect of the present invention is drawn to a device for use with an electrostatic chuck having a top surface and a bottom surface, the top surface being separated from the bottom surface by a width, the electrostatic chuck additionally having a hole therein, the hole having a first width at the top surface and having a second width at the bottom surface, the first width being less than the second width, the top surface being capable of having wafer disposed thereon. The device includes a pin, a shaft, a neck portion and an outer housing portion. The pin has a pin width less than the first width. The shaft has a pin-holding portion, an end portion and a central portion disposed between the pin-holding portion and the end portion. The central portion has a first bearing portion. The outer housing portion has a first end and a second end and includes a second bearing portion. The shaft is disposed within the outer housing portion and is moveable relative to the outer housing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventor: Fangli J. Hao
  • Patent number: 8931769
    Abstract: The invention relates to a deblocking device and an associated method for deblocking optical workpieces, for example, eyeglass lenses. The deblocking device has a first moving apparatus for rotating a workpiece blocked on a block piece about a workpiece rotational axis, a nozzle assembly having a nozzle for discharging a high-pressure pressure medium jet in a direction substantially perpendicular to the workpiece rotational axis onto an edge area between the workpiece and block piece, and a second moving apparatus for generating a relative motion between the workpiece and the nozzle along the workpiece rotational axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Satisloh AG
    Inventors: Gregor Pavel, Thorsten Kraft, Holger Schäfer
  • Publication number: 20140252709
    Abstract: A cutting board assembly including a drip tray having a receptacle and a cutting board removably associated with the receptacle of the drip tray whereby liquid that flows over the edge of the cutting board will flow info and be retained in the receptacle of the drip tray. The cutting board may include a plurality of slots extending through the cutting board that are in fluid communication with the receptacle of the drip tray and/or a plurality of grooves that are in communication with the edge of the cutting board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: Robert Allen Crimmins
  • Publication number: 20140255572
    Abstract: A food preparation system/method configured for operation with the tailgate of a pickup truck or recreational vehicle is disclosed. The system integrates a food-grade cutting board with lifting/installation handles that may incorporate drainage lips linked to peripheral drainage channels configured to collect liquids and other waste products associated with the food preparation process. The system is configured such that drainage lips used to collect waste liquids employ ridge projections to utilize the surface tension of draining liquids to localize the ejection of liquid waste products. The drainage lips may be configured with an optional drain pipe to further localize the transfer of waste liquids to a bucket or other receptacle. The system may be configured to maintain lateral stability on the tailgate platform via the use of a rear retaining lip and/or one or more slots configured to capture the tailgate support cables/chains.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: Kyle Jacob Lewallen
  • Patent number: 8770562
    Abstract: A cutting board has two opposed longitudinal edges, two opposed transverse edges, a first diagonal edge between the first transverse edge and a first longitudinal edge, a second diagonal edge between the first transverse edge and a second longitudinal edge. The edges define broad upper and lower cutting board surfaces. A permanent magnet is affixed to each of the diagonal edges. Two elongate ferromagnetic fences have first and second legs disposed at right angles. In a dispensing trough position the second leg is engaged by the magnet to hold the second leg tightly against the diagonal edge with the first leg lying flat against the lower broad surface to thereby provide two fence members extending above the cutting surface to guide cut items toward an opening defined by a space between the fence members at a transverse edge. The size of the opening is adjusted by moving the fences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventor: Alvin S. Blum
  • Publication number: 20140154842
    Abstract: A fabrication method of a semiconductor package includes the steps of: providing a carrier having a concave portion and a releasing layer formed on a surface thereof; disposing a chip on the releasing layer in the concave portion; forming an encapsulant on the chip and the releasing layer; removing the releasing layer and the carrier; and forming a circuit structure on the encapsulant and the chip. The design of the concave portion facilitates alignment of the chip to prevent it from displacement, thereby improving the product reliability. A semiconductor package fabricated by the fabrication method is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: Siliconware Precision Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chiang-Cheng Chang, Meng-Tsung Lee, Jung-Pang Huang, Shih-Kuang Chiu
  • Publication number: 20140150244
    Abstract: The disclosure relates generally to carrier assemblies for handling and processing thin flexible glass. More particularly, the invention relates to an adhesive-free carrier assembly for handling thin flexible glass substrates that are used in organic opto-electronic devices such as OLEDs and organic photodetectors (OPDs).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Jie Jerry LIU, Jeffrey Michael YOUMANS
  • Patent number: 8740201
    Abstract: A carving board comprising a board and a base. The board has a concave region that comprises at least one aperture, preferably disposed proximate the center of the concave region. The base is coupled to the board and comprises an interior space fluidly coupled to the aperture, thereby allowing liquid to drain from the concave region to the interior space via the at least one aperture. A stand is configured to mate with the base and to collect liquid that drains from the concave region and passes through the interior space of the base when mated with the base. The base and the stand are configured to enable a user to releasably lock the base to the stand by lowering the base onto the stand and rotating the base relative to the stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Headwater Holding Company Ltd
    Inventor: James Sacherman
  • Publication number: 20140137383
    Abstract: A device and a method for blocking of an optical lens and to release the blocked lens by an expelling pulse being applied off-center to a block ring which is assigned to the lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: SCHNEIDER GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Gunter Schneider
  • Patent number: 8690133
    Abstract: A sanitary, dishwasher-safe perforated cutting board that may enable liquids to pass through, and may be used with or without a fitted tray to facilitate the cutting of meats and rinsed vegetables without the resulting in meat juices and vegetable drippings on the counter. The cutting board may be used as a cutting board or as a cutting board and sieve when placed in a sink for cutting fruits and vegetables in the sink. Bumps found on the bottom of the cutting board or in a fitted tray may create a rigid cutting surface while providing channels through which liquids can pass. These bumps may enable the cutting board to be flexible, yet rigid when placed on a flat surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Inventor: Peter Edmund Heinrich Hauser
  • Publication number: 20140090774
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mounting sheet comprising a mounting layer. The mounting layer comprises a mounting surface for mounting the substrate. The mounting surface comprises a first mounting area and a second mounting area, and wherein a mounting force of the first mounting area is stronger than a mounting force of the second mounting area. The sheet according to the invention has the different mounting areas, so that the substrate is easily unloaded when polishing is completed. Furthermore, the broken of the substrate due to removal and the duration and the difficulty of removal are reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: SAN FANG CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: CHUNG-CHIH FENG, I-PENG YAO, LYANG-GUNG WANG, HSIN-RU SONG, WEN-CHIEH WU
  • Publication number: 20130305934
    Abstract: An apparatus for removing pits from prunes or other soft fruit, including holders defining pockets for holding soft fruit, an excess fruit removal assembly (e.g., comprising one or more paddle wheels), a pitting knife assembly, and a holder drive assembly for translating the holders along a closed loop. Each pocket defined by each holder is movable between open and closed configurations as the holder is translated around the loop. Each holder includes a top chuck plate shaped to guide an article of fruit into each pocket with reduced risk that excess fruit (fruit not properly seated in a pocket) will remain lodged on the chuck plate after the holder has translated past the excess fruit removal assembly. Other aspects are a chuck plate configured for use as a top chuck plate of a fruit holder of a pitting apparatus, and a fruit holder including such a chuck plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: ASHLOCK COMPANY, A DIVISION OF VISTAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Claudio Cortez Gonzalez
  • Publication number: 20130302994
    Abstract: Substrate carrier can have drainage area leading the liquid away from the substrates, so that liquid droplet can be channeled away from the substrate area. The drainage area can include tilted lines and surfaces toward the ground away from the substrates. The carrier can further have drainage area leading the liquid to an end of the carrier, which then can be channeled to the ground without being free fall to the ground.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventor: Lutz Rebstock
  • Publication number: 20130256963
    Abstract: The “Clean Cutting Board” is a new design in kitchen cutting boards that maintains a cleaner cutting surface and cleaner surrounding area by allowing the liquid and cutting waste to flow into and be placed in the bottom holding tray to be placed directly into the trash without leaving an unsanitary mess making clean up faster and easier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventors: Yedidia Shofet, Ben Naim
  • Publication number: 20130181385
    Abstract: A workpiece support features a plurality of yokes (11) with respective jaws, cups or throats (13,17), set upon a common support beam (18); with provision for yoke tilt to one side of the beam for contents discharge; for log cutting, stacked logs could be segmented by successive cuts between yokes, with severed logs in each yoke being retained in a cluster, such as for side tipping into a bag or sack (78).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Inventor: Richard Bowness
  • Publication number: 20130168909
    Abstract: A chopping board for sashimi on which a block for sashimi can be sliced into pieces with substantially the same size (area) and weight neatly and easily even by those without any experience when the block is cut diagonally is provided. A projecting stripe portion 21 is integrally formed on the top face of a chopping board 20, and angle-setting slits 22, in one of which a blade edge of a knife 1 is inserted, are formed in large number in this projecting stripe portion 21 in the lateral direction of the projecting stripe portion 21 at an interval corresponding to the thickness of one sashimi piece. Inclination of the angle-setting slit 22 on the perpendicular plane is set such that an inclination angle ? with respect to a perpendicular base line 24 sequentially becomes larger and inclines to a head part side 17a as getting closer to a tail side 17b of the block 17 if the block 17 is placed on the top face of the chopping board 20 so as to have the head part side 17a on the right side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: AD Bank Limited Company
    Inventor: Kazumi Miyawaki
  • Publication number: 20130160279
    Abstract: A process cap for protecting a top side of a flat substrate includes a cap and a seal. The seal is circumferentially arranged on a circumferential rim of the cap such that the cap effects a liquid-tight and vapor-tight closure between cap and flat substrate when the cap is fitted on a top side of the flat substrate. The process cap touches the flat substrate only in a circumferential rim area of the same, when it is fitted on the flat substrate and defines a fluid-tight space without any openings between process cap and flat substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Inventors: Marcel SIEME, Michael Kellerer, Jens Eckstein
  • Publication number: 20130049275
    Abstract: A cutting board for capturing and draining liquids from food items. Projection(s) extend from the bottom side of the board for supporting the board above a work surface. A drain port for draining liquid has an inlet in a channel defined on the top side of the board and an outlet below the bottom side of board and above the bottom(s) of the projection(s). The outlet is defined on an outlet portion configured for causing liquid from the outlet to collect away from the bottom(s) of the projection(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: SPOS Specialty Products Online Store Ltd.
    Inventor: Phillip Morgan
  • Publication number: 20120205847
    Abstract: The invention relates to a deblocking device and an associated method for deblocking optical workpieces, for example, eyeglass lenses. The deblocking device has a first moving apparatus for rotating a workpiece blocked on a block piece about a workpiece rotational axis, a nozzle assembly having a nozzle for discharging a high-pressure pressure medium jet in a direction substantially perpendicular to the workpiece rotational axis onto an edge area between the workpiece and block piece, and a second moving apparatus for generating a relative motion between the workpiece and the nozzle along the workpiece rotational axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2010
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: Satisloh AG
    Inventors: Gregor Pavel, Thorsten Kraft, Holger Schäfer
  • Patent number: 8220789
    Abstract: The combination food cutting board includes removable cups for food items, and a waste compartment. An upper cutting board mates with a lower base. The upper cutting board includes an aperture aligned with a receptacle in the base for waste, and secondary apertures aligned with matching receptacles in the base for holding the cups food items. The base includes a lateral opening and a sliding drawer in the waste compartment, and may include a storage compartment under the upper cutting board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Inventors: Harry Pourounidis, Curtis Stone
  • Patent number: 8191233
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a head stack assembly incorporating device connects a head stack assembly to the base of a magnetic disk device by screwing a connector on the bottom surface of the rotational shaft of the head stack assembly and a connector on the base of the magnetic device together. The head stack assembly incorporating device includes a chuck and a driving-force transmitter. The chuck pinches the rotational shaft of the head stack assembly from the upper surface of the head stack assembly to be fixed to the rotational shaft. The chuck is rotatable around the central axis of the rotational shaft. The driving-force transmitter transmits a rotational force to the chuck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Ryousuke Naide, Takeshi Kurumizawa
  • Publication number: 20110253734
    Abstract: A device for handling workpieces. The device has a magazine (12) for holding at least one workpiece, and a delivery location (10). The device is retainable in the magazine by a retainer (s) (43) in the delivery location and displaceable to a position in which the workpiece because of its shape releases the retainer (s) so that the workpiece is free for being removed from the magazine. The device may provide for easy handling of workpieces and may be manufactured cost effectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Inventors: Sebastian Guggenmos, Michael Knee
  • Patent number: 7735710
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for supporting a substrate is generally provided. In one aspect, an apparatus for supporting a substrate includes a support plate having a first body disposed proximate thereto. A first pushing member is radially coupled to the first body and adapted to urge the substrate in a first direction parallel to the support plate when the first body rotates. In another aspect, a load lock chamber having a substrate support that supports a substrate placed thereon includes a cooling plate that is moved to actuate at least one alignment mechanism. The alignment mechanism includes a pushing member that urges the substrate in a first direction towards a center of the support. The pushing member may additionally rotate about an axis perpendicular to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Shinichi Kurita, Wendell T. Blonigan, Suhail Anwar, Toshio Kiyotake, Hung T. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 7578897
    Abstract: Provided is a rubber member sticking device which prevents a sheet material held from becoming deformed and stretching during a separation operation, thus suppressing loss of energy and eliminating traces of vacuum holes. When an unvulcanized rubber sheet 12 is stuck, the unvulcanized rubber sheet 12 is supported by a separating surface 14A of a flat plate 14 and fitting surfaces 19A of a lifting member 16 without a difference in level being created therebetween. In this state, the unvulcanized rubber sheet 12 is in close contact with the fitting surfaces 19A of the lifting member 16. When the unvulcanized rubber sheet 12 is separated, a hydraulic jack 20 lowers the lifting member 16 to create a difference in level between the separating surface 14A of the flat plate 14 and the fitting surfaces 19A of the lifting member 16 so that the unvulcanized rubber sheet 12 is supported only by the separating surface 14A of the flat plate 14.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventor: Shoju Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20090146353
    Abstract: An improved cutting board that is capable of simultaneously providing a top cutting surface with perforated drain holes and a pan for containment of juices. The apparatus comprises a polymeric plastic cutting surface, with perforated and elongated drain holes spaced at intervals along the cutting surface with legs for support attached to a stainless steel pan for the containment of juices. A pour spout is oriented in one of the corners to pour out the juices with ease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2007
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Inventor: Paul R. Hashim
  • Patent number: 7530558
    Abstract: A cutting board assembly comprises a cutting board; a frame for supporting the cutting board thereon; and a drawer having a length, a width, and a depth defining a containment space for containing food therein, and having measuring increments marked along a length or a width thereof. The drawer is supported by the frame for sliding movement between a retracted position, in which the drawer is substantially retained within the frame and the containment space is substantially covered, and a protracted position, in which the containment space is substantially uncovered. A volume of food retained within the containment space may be measured using the increments marked along the length or the width of the drawer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: Edison Nation, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph N. Casale, Daniel Lee Bizzell, Jerry Shew
  • Publication number: 20090102107
    Abstract: An apparatus for quickly retaining and releasing parts having a wide range of sizes and designs at an optical measurement station is provided. The apparatus includes a rod having proximal and distal ends. The apparatus further includes a part-engaging first tip attached to the distal end of the rod to move therewith. The apparatus still further includes a part-engaging second tip. The apparatus includes a support structure for supporting the second tip and the rod. The apparatus further includes a quick-release, clamping mechanism for adjustably and releasably clamping the rod to the support structure so that the rod can move the first tip between a part-release position in which a part held between the tips is released for removal from the station and a part-retaining position in which a part is firmly held between the tips. Held parts having a wide range of sizes and designs can be optically measured at the station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2007
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Inventors: Kenneth S. Kolodge, Michael G. Nygaard, Gregory M. Nygaard
  • Publication number: 20090033012
    Abstract: Provided is a cutting board apparatus comprising a catch pan and a cutting platform. The catch pan includes a substantially planar upper surface enclosed by a retaining member. The catch pan further includes a base member on an underside of the catch pan stabilizing the catch pan against cutting forces. The cutting platform includes a substantially planar cutting surface elevated from the catch pan by a support member extending away from the face of the planar cutting surface, wherein the cutting platform is positioned on the catch pan to form a discard channel between the catch pan retaining member and the cutting surface's outer boundary, and further, wherein the cutting platform and the catch pan are rotatably attached to each other about an axis. Also provided is a corresponding method of cutting an item utilizing a cutting board apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2007
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Inventor: Ramon Correa
  • Publication number: 20080179803
    Abstract: A cutting board assembly includes a frame, including a support platform; a cutting board removably retained on the support platform; a grating portion disposed in the support platform; and a peeling portion disposed in the support platform. A container is received by and retained within the frame. The container is movable between a retracted position, in which the container is substantially disposed interior to the frame, and a protracted position, in which the container is substantially disposed exterior to the frame. The grating portion is located relative to the container such that bits of food that are grated using the grating portion are received and retained within the container. The peeling portion is located relative to the container such that portions of food that are cut using the peeling portion are received and retained within the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2008
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Applicant: CCB Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jerry Shew, Daniel Lee Bizzell
  • Publication number: 20080073821
    Abstract: A holding device for holding an object having an opening includes: a first member inserted into the opening, having a cylindrical shape, and including multiple divisional portions divided by notches; and a second member including a shaft movable in the cylindrical shape and a head disposed on one end of the shaft and smaller than the opening and larger than an inner dimension of the cylindrical shape. Each divisional portion is expandable by the head so that the expanded divisional portion holds the object when the first member with the second member is inserted into the opening, and the first member is relatively displaced toward the second member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2007
    Publication date: March 27, 2008
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hirokazu Usui
  • Patent number: 7165317
    Abstract: The present invention is an object to provide an apparatus or a method making it possible to easily effect connection between additional electrodes, etc. and lead electrodes when performing a processing for achieving a predetermined throat height value or crown processing or the like and making it possible to measure the requisite lapping amount. For achieving the object, a flexible electrode extension sheet is used which consists of a portion for retaining a ceramic bar in which element portions are formed and a portion where there are formed wirings respectively in correspondence with the elements and adapted to be connected to these elements, in which these wirings, which can be easily connected to an external measurement system, are electrically connected to the elements, whereby the lapping amount is easily obtained from the characteristic amount of the elements in the lapping process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2007
    Assignee: TDK Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Shindo, Akio Ogawa, Kazushige Tohta
  • Patent number: 7111391
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for moving a truss assembly from a truss assembly table work surface are presented having lift out rails movable between a recessed position beneath the work surface and a raised position above the work surface. A support element assembly is movably mounted to each lift out rail and has at least one support surface for supporting a truss assembly when the lift out rail is in the recessed position. The support element assembly is movable between an up position and a down position. In the up position the support surface is flush with the work surface of the truss table, the support element assembly in the up position when the lift out rail is in the recessed position. In the down position the support surface does not interfere with a truss assembly sliding on the slide mechanism of the lift out rail, the support element assembly in the down position when the lift out rail is in the raised position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2006
    Assignee: Aldine Engineered Products, Inc.
    Inventors: David L. McAdoo, Kenneth T. George
  • Patent number: 7044693
    Abstract: In a double housing machining center, a table having a plurality of T slots on its top surface is arranged substantially in a horizontal direction. A lower space, into which chips are received, is provided under the table. A plurality of through-holes, being in fluid communication with bottom portions of the T slots and passing through the table to reach the lower space, is scattered and formed in the table. The chips introduced into the T slots are discharged into the lower space through the through-holes. Thus, the chips splashed down onto the table and introduced into the T slots are readily removed and the cleaning work of the table is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: Mori Seiki Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ryuichi Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 6969054
    Abstract: A receiving stand for a frame stacking system of the type used to stack prefabricated frames has a bench configured for receiving and supporting the frames thereon. A stanchion is pivotally movable relative to the bench about a pivot axis of the stanchion between a raised, generally upright position in which at least a portion of the stanchion extends above the bench to facilitate the stacking of frames on the bench, and a lowered position away from the frames stacked on the bench to facilitate unloading of the frames from the bench. A spring member biases the stanchion toward its upright position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2005
    Assignee: Mitek Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard J. Sueme, Terry L. Daniel, Kathy Liuhui Jin
  • Patent number: 6715748
    Abstract: A modular cutting board having especial utility in non kitchen environments in which at least two plates are hingeably connected, and being relatively movable between a working position in which the cutting board presents a broad coplaner working surface and a transport and storage position in which the working surfaces of the plates are in face to face relation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2004
    Assignee: The Scott Fetzer Company
    Inventors: Ted Thompson, Mike Neshat
  • Publication number: 20040051220
    Abstract: The invention, which relates to a wafer lifting device having a lifting platform arranged under a wafer receptacle, which lifting platform can be moved in the vertical direction and at least three pins which can be moved in through holes in the wafer receptacle. The pins are separately guided in the through holes. A pin is guided and held such that it can be moved longitudinally, and the pin guide is fixedly connected to the wafer receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2003
    Publication date: March 18, 2004
    Inventors: Rudiger Hunger, Steffen Herberg, Falk Bednara
  • Patent number: 6651970
    Abstract: The present invention 10 discloses a cutting board having multiple cutting surfaces 20, 48, and 66 for use in different applications. A porous cutting surface 20 is used when working with any food product that tends to purge fluids 46. This top allows the natural juices from the food product 14 to pass through the cutting board 20 via holes 22 and into a holding container 30, rather than running off the sides. A trap door cutting surface 48 is for general use with a wide variety of purposes. The trap door 50 allows the user to quickly remove products from the cutting surface via hole 56 and send directly into the holding container 30. A cold cutting surface 66 comprises a cutting surface 66 with a thin metal conductor plate 68 within it, that when placed over a provided ice gel pack 70 contains a cool temperature while being worked on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2003
    Inventor: Robert Scott
  • Patent number: 6644639
    Abstract: A cutting board having a planar upper surface, a generally flat bottom surface, a peripheral wall extending upwardly adjacent to the side edges and the back edges of the upper surface, and peripheral trough formed between the side edges and the peripheral wall. The upper surface is inclined at approximately 2° from the front edge to the rear right back edge. A canal is formed between the second side edge of the upper surface and the second side wall. This canal is tapered so as to widen toward the back edge. The canal contains a corner well to collect juices from the trough sections and canal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2003
    Inventor: Edward R. Newton
  • Patent number: 6578257
    Abstract: A media rework tool for discs and/or a spindle motor carrying a disc pack is disclosed that has a slider plate mounted on a base for lateral movement between a retracted position and an extended position. The slider plate holds a spindle motor with a disc pack mounted on it, and moves between the two positions. The tool includes a gripper assembly having a plurality of opposing arms for grasping predetermined discs within a disc pack on the spindle motor when the slider plate is in the retracted position. The gripper assembly raises the predetermined discs and any intermediate spacer rings upward for temporary storage on a media guide to allow the remainder of the disc pack to be reworked, such as for replacement of a defective disc or spindle motor when the slider plate is laterally moved to the extended position. Following reworking of the remainder of the disc pack, the spindle motor is returned to its centered position relative to the media guide and the gripper assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2003
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventor: Keng Meng Albert Wang
  • Patent number: 6536753
    Abstract: A cutting board assembly includes a generally horizontal board member having two generally longitudinal edges and opposing first and second transverse edges defining an upper cutting surface and a lower support surface. A support structure is attached to said lower surface forming an opening underneath the first transverse edge of the board member. The assembly further includes an integral or removable trough having a first end disposed within the opening and an opposing second end extending outwardly beyond the first transverse edge of the board member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2003
    Inventor: Kit L. Keener
  • Patent number: 6478293
    Abstract: An integrally formed polymeric cutting board comprising a horizontal cutting surface and an integral trough portion, a first arcuate vertical side wall having an arcuate upper lip portion extending above the cutting surface extending into the trough portion and an opposed vertical arcuate side wall having an upper edge coplanar with the cutting surface forming a truncated ellipsoid in planned view. The cutting surface is further supported by a central support member in the form of a tube having an upper end integral with the horizontal panel. The outer end wall of the trough portion is inclined outwardly and the cutting board includes a removable scoop configured to nest in the trough portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2002
    Inventor: Kit L. Keener
  • Patent number: 6467157
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for constructing a segmented annular permanent magnet from a predetermined number of previously magnetized segments of predetermined shape and size comprising a rotateable carrousel, at least two of a plurality of removable ferromagnetic segments, an introducing means and a removing means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Assignee: Odin Technologies, Ltd.
    Inventors: Avinoam Livni, Yoav Katz
  • Patent number: 6427313
    Abstract: When a movable member (14) is moved from a gripping position in which a circuit board (2) was gripped by the movable member (14) and a stationary member (13), a separation mechanism (7, 12) forcibly separates the circuit board from the stationary member (13), to thereby prevent the occurrence of a state in which the circuit board (2) is stuck to the stationary member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2002
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Ishitani, Makito Seno
  • Patent number: 6422551
    Abstract: A disposable cutting board is disclosed having a tough plastic upper sheet and a lower base made of papier-mâché. In use, when the upper sheet is pierced, liquid from the food being cut thereon passes through such cuts in the plastic sheet to the base, causing the papier-mâché base to disintegrate and rendering the cutting board unusable. The user is thus encouraged to dispose of the cutting board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2002
    Inventor: Gregory R. Brotz
  • Patent number: 6389677
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for lifting a substrate from a surface of a chuck subsequent to a processing step. The apparatus includes a perimeter pin for lifting the substrate from the surface of the chuck to a first position wherein the substrate is disposed on the perimeter pin during lifting. The perimeter pin is configured to overcome a holding force at an interface of the substrate and the surface. Generally, the holding force is generated between the substrate and the surface during the processing step. The apparatus further includes a center pin for moving the substrate from the first position to a second position wherein the substrate is disposed on the center pin during moving. The second position is further away from the surface of the chuck than the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2002
    Assignee: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventor: Eric H. Lenz
  • Publication number: 20020043750
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for lifting a substrate from a surface of a chuck subsequent to a processing step. The apparatus includes a perimeter pin for lifting the substrate from the surface of the chuck to a first position wherein the substrate is disposed on the perimeter pin during lifting. The perimeter pin is configured to overcome a holding force at an interface of the substrate and the surface. Generally, the holding force is generated between the substrate and the surface during the processing step. The apparatus further includes a center pin for moving the substrate from the first position to a second position wherein the substrate is disposed on the center pin during moving. The second position is further away from the surface of the chuck than the first position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2001
    Publication date: April 18, 2002
    Applicant: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventor: Eric H. Lenz