Specific Material(s) Used For Holder Patents (Class 269/286)
  • Patent number: 8997351
    Abstract: An assembly used in performing a manufacturing process on a turbine engine component includes a turbine engine component and a fixture including an opening shaped to receive a portion of the turbine engine component. The assembly includes a non-metallic cover placed over at least a portion of an external surface of the fixture. The non-metallic cover is visible when positioned over the at least a portion of the external surface of the fixture and is visible when the turbine engine component is received in the fixture opening of the fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Kirk D. Hlavaty, Stephen V. Glynn, Gordon Miller Reed
  • Publication number: 20150084258
    Abstract: The tool assembly can be used in a manufacturing process and includes a support structure and a clamp arm pivotally coupled to the support structure. The tool assembly further includes a base fixed to the support structure. The clamp arm is configured to move relative to the base between an open position and a closed position. The clamp arm is wholly or partly made of a polymeric material, the polymeric material include at least one polyamide. The tool assembly can hold a panel between the base and the clamp arm when the clamp arm is in the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventor: Kenneth J. Gosinski
  • Patent number: 8857803
    Abstract: A holder for an intraocular lens during the processing and packaging of the intraocular lens. The holder having an upper member having a base portion extending from the upper member along a first longitudinal axis. Additionally, the holder has a lower member having a receiving member defining a cavity for receiving the intraocular lens and a coupling member for engaging the base portion. The receiving member extending from the lower member along a second longitudinal axis and having at least one channel extending substantially through the receiving member that is substantially transverse to the second longitudinal axis. The holder has a locked position such that the upper and lower members are locked with respect to each other and at least one channel provides unobstructed access into the cavity of the receiving member for obtaining dimensional and optical measurements of the intraocular lens when the holder is in the locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventors: Dale T. Schaper, Jr., Christopher E. Redman, Douglas Wensrich
  • Publication number: 20130082429
    Abstract: A method comprises manufacturing a frame of a C-clamp, which has a lower jaw, an upper jaw and a mouth between the lower jaw and upper jaw. The method comprises forming a lower end plate and an upper end plate and at least two frame plates, which have a lower branch and an upper branch. The lower branches of the frame plates are attached to the lower end plate and the upper branches to the upper end plate, so that the frame plates settle in a parallel manner at a distance (e) from each other. The joined frame plates and end plates form the frame of the C-clamp. The frame plates are formed by machining a steel plate of ultra-strength steel only with machining methods, which do not substantially heat up the material being machined. Suitable machining methods are for example chipping machining methods or water cutting. The lower branches are attached to the lower end plate and the upper branches are attached to the upper end plate by welding or with mechanical attaching means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: Autoprod Oy
    Inventors: Jari Kiviniemi, Juha Miinala, Timo Lehto
  • Patent number: 8209853
    Abstract: A rework soldering jig is used for heating a surface mounted slot. The rework soldering jig includes a body and an assembly frame. The assembly frame is detachably disposed on the body. The body and the assembly frame together wrap the surface mounted slot. Since the rework soldering jig has the detachable assembly frame, a size thereof can be adjusted according to different forms of slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Inventec Corporation
    Inventor: Ching Shun Chen
  • Patent number: 8167292
    Abstract: Jaw plates for removably attaching to the jaws of machine vises extend above the top of the jaw to hold taller workpieces. They are made from aluminum alloy for readily machining to conform to contours of a workpiece not easily held by flat jaw faces. They are sections cut from a special extrusion for enhanced physical properties and economy of production. Through holes are drilled for fastening to the jaw face. The plate has a planar vertical face for lying flat on the vertical jaw face. A second face engages the top horizontal face of the jaw. A groove between the two plate faces ensures the second face engages the horizontal face of the jaw away from the intersection of the faces. Alternatively, material on the plate may conform to the workpiece when hot and retain shape when cool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Inventors: Domenic Mucciacciaro, Alvin S. Blum
  • Patent number: 8151458
    Abstract: An assembly includes a fixture including an opening shaped to receive a portion of a turbine engine component. A non-metallic cover is placed over at least a portion of the fixture. The cover facilitates reducing metal to metal contact of the fixture and the turbine engine component when the turbine engine component is installed in the fixture, and facilitates reducing scratching of the turbine engine component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Kirk D. Hlavaty, Stephen V. Glynn, Gordon Miller Reed
  • Patent number: 8141860
    Abstract: A versatile, foldable and disposable cutting board (1) for preparing food is made of a thin, resiliently flexible sheet of propylene, stainless steel or other cut-resistant material. The board has a triangular section (11) projecting away from the user to form a distal pouring funnel and spout when the board is folded along its middle by grabbing both sides (4) and moving them toward each other. A narrow fence (6) extending upwardly from the periphery of the board converges at the apex (9) of the triangular section. A rigidizing flange (15) extends outwardly from the upper rim of the fence but is interrupted (16) near the apex. The fence is interrupted along an offset portion (20) of the proximal edge (2) in order to provide clearance for the blade and handle of a chopping or mincing instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Inventor: Robert Ivan Goldman
  • Publication number: 20120025437
    Abstract: The carbon fiber c-shaped clamp tool is preferably used in wood working and instrument manufacturing. The carbon fiber c-clamp tool preferably includes a main body, carbon fiber sleeves, pads, one or more threaded rods, and turning knobs. In a preferred embodiment, the main body and sleeves are made of unidirectional carbon fiber. A method connects the main body and sleeves by extending the carbon fibers from the main body to the sleeves and wrapping them around threaded inserts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: ALLRED & ASSOCIATES INC.
    Inventors: Jimmie B. Allred, III, Edmund Zielinski, Michael D. Griswold, Michael J. Hall, Matthew A. Bush, Joseph Kummer
  • Patent number: 7418834
    Abstract: A takeout jaw for handling glass bottles includes a holder for both fixed and floating inserts. This design allows an insert to be in a fixed position when the insert is provided with a nominal thickness. When a floating insert of a lesser thickness is installed, the spring clip does not engage the floating insert, which allows the floating insert to move vertically or float. The takeout holder contains either type of insert within the pocket with retaining clips that engage chamfers formed on the inserts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Assignee: Poco Graphite, Inc.
    Inventor: David Jack Lang
  • Patent number: 7118104
    Abstract: A gripper system for a machine that processes printing material sheets has a gripper with a first clamping surface and a gripper pad, for cooperating with the gripper, with a second clamping surface. One of the two clamping surfaces is formed with a surface relief. The clamping surface which has the surface relief is placed in such a way that, when a narrow printing material sheet is gripped, the clamping surface is covered by the sheet only within a subregion of the clamping surface and, when it grips a broad printing material sheet, it is covered by the latter beyond the subregion. The surface relief is structured differently within the subregion than outside the subregion, in that it is provided within the subregion with an antideformation structure which protects the narrow printing material sheet from excessive clamping deformation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventors: Jens Forche, Hans-Peter Hiltwein
  • Patent number: 7055813
    Abstract: An auxiliary mechanism for a vise called a Vise Mate. This device features extender jaws to enable a person to hold larger than normal objects in a common shop vise. These extender jaws featured with a stabilizer bar permit a person to quickly expand the physical capacity of the shop vise with only the auxiliary vise mate and no additional set-up tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Inventor: Vearl Patrick Hexamer, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7048268
    Abstract: In order to detect accurately a seating of clamped body and a clamping force at a seating, the workpiece supporting device has plural seating mechanisms 40. Each of the seating mechanisms 40 includes a load sensing element 45 receiving a clamping force or a fixing force. The load sensing element 45 consists of a material having a characteristic that said load sensing element is not substantially deformed by an applied load, especially it consists of a composite material dispersing a material having a pressure resistance effect or a magnetic resistance effect in a matrix of an electric insulation ceramics material. An abnormal clamping or fixing of the clamped body and an abnormal overload are detected by detecting an output from plural load sensing elements 45 supporting the clamped body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: Toyoda Koki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Arai, Mitsuyoshi Taniguchi, Yasuo Niino, Kiyotaka Kinoshita, Kunimichi Nakashima
  • Patent number: 6910685
    Abstract: An elevated, portable non-slip cutting board for use in cutting and supporting foodstuffs, household and miscellaneous items comprising a rigid, planar base board to which is fixed numerous non-skid projections downwardly directed, spaced apart projections of such a height, width, and spatial arrangement as to provide support, stability, and the free flow of fluid underneath the cutting board and which provides enhanced traction to retard slippage of the cutting board during the cutting or support process, which may be formed by having a thermoplastic elastomer bonded to pre-molded convex protrusions supplied by pre-molded channels in the base of the cutting board. The board bottom can be molded with projections and supply channels for bonding with the non-skid material to reduce the expense of manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2005
    Inventor: Kathleen R. Sellers
  • Patent number: 6886821
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a portable, adjustable vertical work holder device. The device includes a base support having an arcuate front view profile and a flat bottom view, and has a top and a bottom. There is a pair of opposing jaws connected to the base support, and at least one of the pair of jaws being slideably mounted to the base support and having a locking mechanism located thereon to render the slideably mounted jaw lockable and unlockable in plurality of positions along the base support. One critical and unique feature is that the base support is yielding (semi-flexible) and will flatten under load. In some preferred embodiments, the pair of jaws are substantially flat jaws facing one another with a gap therebetween, and when the device is in a rest position without a workpiece, there is a first gap width closest the base support that is less then a gap width furthest from the base support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2005
    Assignee: Blue Heron Enterprises, LLC
    Inventor: Harry W. Eberle, III
  • Patent number: 6848684
    Abstract: A portable workbench includes a top structure, a support structure and a collapsible frame. The top structure includes top members lying in a common plane. The top members include upper working surfaces and lower supporting surfaces. The lower supporting surfaces include a plurality of rib portions formed thereon. The top members further include longitudinally extending opposed side portions defining clamping surfaces. A linkage mechanism cooperates with the frame to actuate the workbench between an expanded working position and a collapsed transport position. A lever releasably cooperates with the frame to maintain the workbench in a locked expanded position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2005
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Marc A. Fortin, John Bryan Mason, Mike G. Sirois, Robert D. Watters, Clifford D. Read
  • Patent number: 6805339
    Abstract: A sandwich board for erecting workpiece clamping devices has an upper plate forming a clamping surface provided with fastening bores and a lower plate forming a support surface. Support bodies are positioned between the upper plate and the lower plate. The support bodies are pin-shaped and are friction-welded to a first one of the upper and lower plates and glued to a second one of the upper and lower plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2004
    Assignee: Horst Witte Entwicklungs- und Vertriebs-KG
    Inventor: Horst Witte
  • Patent number: 6702273
    Abstract: A wooden cutting board for cutting vegetables, bread and other food stuffs, especially useful on a dry or wet countertop for providing improved traction for the cutting board, comprising a wooden cutting board body having a plurality of traction plates, one attached substantially in each corner, each of said traction plates having a plurality of non-skid projections for increasing the surface area between the cutting board and the countertop surface, all of which are spaced apart to permit liquid to flow in between each of said traction plates attached to apertures in the cutting board through a plurality of legs that have circular attachment disks mounted therein for firm attachment of the traction plates to the cutting board surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Inventor: Kathleen R. Sellers
  • Patent number: 6598867
    Abstract: A vise system including a plurality of jaws associated with a vise body. A first jaw is attached to a first shaft which are both slidable with respect to the vise body. A second jaw is attached to a second shaft which are both slidable with respect to the vise body independent of the first jaw and first shaft. A locking mechanism is associated with the first and second shafts for locking the first and second shafts, and first and second jaws, in place. The locking mechanism includes a first collet partially surrounding the first shaft, and an aligned second collet partially surrounding the second shaft. First and second stops are operatively connected to a handle so that as the handle is turned, the first and second stops engage the respective first and second collets to compress the collets over the shafts to immobilize them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2003
    Assignee: Conquest Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Gustavo R. Martinez
  • Patent number: 6595506
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to the reduction of particulate material generation by workpiece handling components. Reduced levels of scratching, abrasion, wear and particulate generation are achieved by improved smoothing and flattening of the surface and, in a preferred embodiment, through the application of an ion beam assisted diamond-like-carbon film coating deposition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Assignee: Epion Corporation
    Inventors: Barry M. Zide, Sean R. Kirkpatrick
  • Patent number: 6478292
    Abstract: A elevated, portable non-slip cutting board for use in cutting and supporting foodstuffs, household and miscellaneous items comprising a rigid, planar baseboard to which is fixed a traction means having at least 13 downwardly directed, spaced apart projections of such a height, width, and spatial arrangement as to provide support, stability, and the free flow of fluid underneath the cutting board and which provides enhanced traction to retard slippage of the cutting board during the cutting or support process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2002
    Inventor: Kathleen R. Sellers
  • Patent number: 6439559
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a vacuum control device used for holding a workpiece during the machining process. The vacuum control device may be activated by placing the workpiece onto the vacuum control device. Once the workpiece is removed, the vacuum control device is deactivated, no longer drawing a vacuum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2002
    Assignee: Bay View Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Patrick Kinnard, Eugene T. Plitt, Eugene W. Plitt
  • Patent number: 6209859
    Abstract: A frame comprising four angles each angle having two legs, each leg connected to a a leg of a neighboring angle wherein locations of attachment of the legs are adjustable so as to accommodate a range of sizes of boards for a surface mount manufacturing process. One leg of each angle has a tongue and the other leg has a groove so that tongue of one leg slideably engages the groove of the leg of a neighboring angle to enable adjustment in size of the frame opening. The board is supported on a shoulder around the frame opening with the surface of the board opposite the supporting shoulder surface coplanar with the plane surface of the frame. A flat spring loaded rotatable finger on the plan surface in one corner of the board urges the board toward the opposite corner of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2001
    Inventor: Henry Chung
  • Patent number: 6202998
    Abstract: An apparatus for supporting a thermoformable material along its peripheral edges includes a frame forming a channel therealong for receiving the peripheral edges of the thermoformable material. The channel has an opening formed between first and second edges of the frame. At least one retaining arm is pivotally connected to the frame along the first edge and includes a distal end. The retaining arm is pivotable between an open position to allow insertion of the peripheral edge of the thermoformable material into the channel and a closed position for clamping the thermoformable material between the distal end and the second edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2001
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventor: Sunil Gupté
  • Patent number: 6196532
    Abstract: The present invention generally provides a workpiece handling device and, more particularly, a vacuum operated chuck for securing a substrate to a substrate handling device. In one embodiment, the invention provides a chuck having three vacuum chuck rings projecting from a chuck base and having no resilient materials such as o-rings or the like exposed to the operating environment within which the wafer is being handled. In another embodiment, the present invention provides a substrate handling chuck having removable vacuum chuck rings for permitting interchangeable chuck ring elements for a particular application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2001
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Otwell
  • Patent number: 6184972
    Abstract: Spoke shaped (petal shaped) through holes or cavities are provided at the center or a substrate holder which attaches and holds a substrate over substantially the entire surface, to allow vertical movement of a center-up member having a plurality of radially extended spoke shaped mounting portions. As a result, degradation in the flatness of a substrate at the time of attaching the substrate to the mounting surface of the substrate holder is minimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2001
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Shinji Mizutani, Hiroaki Narusima
  • Patent number: 6175999
    Abstract: A universal fixture for a pre-assembly of computer components includes a base and a support plate adjustably mounted on the base for movement to various inclined positions. At least one support arm interconnects the base and the support plate for securing the support plate in an inclined position. A fixture is rotatably mounted on the support plate and includes various positioning stops and an adjustable slide for properly positioning various computer components for attaching chassis mounting devices to the components. The adjustment of the support plate and rotation of the fixture provide ergonomic advantages to the assembler performing the pre-assembly operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2001
    Assignee: Dell USA, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Sloan, Mark Manley
  • Patent number: 5901948
    Abstract: A jig adapted to hold a contact lens material having a concave surface, for holding the contact lens material, including a protruding portion which has a top end having as an outer surface thereof a convex surface. This convex surface of the jig is bonded to the concave surface of the contact lens material. The protruding portion has a recess which extends from an inner surface of the top end toward a bottom end of the protruding portion. The recess is defined by an inner surface which includes a first portion that corresponds to the convex surface of the top end of the protruding portion. At least the first portion of the inner surface is roughened with a light-scattering texture. A method of holding the contact lens material while the contact lens material is processed into a contact lens is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1999
    Assignee: Menicon Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuyoshi Yamamoto, Atsuhiro Doke, Hiroyuki Ohyama, Seiichi Ichikawa, Keiji Yamashita
  • Patent number: 5893551
    Abstract: A vise having machinable low profile removable jaws includes a stationary jaw attached between two movable jaws for holding two work pieces during a machining process. The stationary jaw is positioned adjacent to a pair of guide rails, which are mounted onto a base. The movable jaws are removably attached to a first and second slide member by a mating connection which is positioned below the work surface of the vise. The slide members are contained within a channel in the base. A screw shaft is disposed within a bore of the slide members and is contained within a tube and a sleeve which are telescopically connected together for protecting the threads of the screw shaft from metal chips and other debris. A tension mechanism is disposed in an aperture of the first and second slide members for controlling movement of the movable jaws. The base has interlocking edges for allowing vises positioned side by side to be mounted closer together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 13, 1999
    Inventors: Joseph Russell Cousins, Jeffrey John Baur
  • Patent number: 5843623
    Abstract: According to the preferred embodiment, the invention is a simplified, low profile, adjustable substrate ground probe used in electron beam photolithography processing. The low profile substrate ground probe is compatible with state-of-the-art, electron beam lithographic processing tools that require minimal clearance. The ground contact base incorporates a flexure, an adjustable ground contact base, and an adjustment screw which allows the height of the ground contact relative to the surface of the workpiece to be accurately and easily set, without using shims. The flexure is a one-piece probe body with a flame sprayed tungsten carbide ground contact surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1998
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: David J. Pinckney
  • Patent number: 5820120
    Abstract: This invention provides a portable system for adjustably grasping and cradling a model train engine or other car (especially Garden Scale) without damaging it and presenting the desired portion of such engine or car for repair or maintenance. The device used includes: a rectangular longitudinal plywood base plate having in its upper surface a pair of transverse upside-down T-slots with sloppy-fit nut members captured in the T-slots; and a pair of longitudinal plywood vertical side plates, each fitted with vertical bolt members tightenable in the corresponding nut members. When the piece to be worked on is placed between the side plates, with appropriate cushioning, the sloppy fits permit the side plates to be pushed into snug position before tightening. The device also provides a cover with a handle for portability between uses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1998
    Inventor: Charles W. Anderson
  • Patent number: 5562872
    Abstract: A chopping board of the present invention is formed in a manner that synthetic rubber (NBR) and hard chloroethene as a basis are kneaded into wherein an anti-bacterial agent is mixed. Definitely, a stiffening agent of synthetic rubber, low-pressure polyethylene resin, white carbn black which is the reinforcing extender of rubber, zinc flower as a reinforcing accelerator of rubber, titanium as a coloring agent and stearic acid as a dispersion accelerator are mixed with the base of synthetic rubber (NBR) and hard vinyl chloride. The mixture thus obtained is agitated under kneading by a kneader exclusively for rubber and then a ceramic power and an inorganic antibacterial agent are mixed with the kneaded mixture so as to mold the chopping board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 8, 1996
    Assignee: Daikyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tadao Watanabe
  • Patent number: 5549238
    Abstract: A method and brazing fixture are provided for passing a plurality of heat exchanger components through a brazing furnace to provide a heat exchanger for use in a motor vehicle air conditioning system. The brazing fixture includes a reusable brazing tray having a flat planar surface for securing the heat exchanger components thereto, in alignment for passing through the brazing furnace. The heat exchanger components include refrigerant flow tubes and fin stock, which are placed alongside of the planar surface, with the planar surface extending substantially along the full length of the fin stock to prevent high fin. Circulation ports extend through the brazing tray in a honeycomb pattern along the planar surface, for passing heated gases within the brazing furnace between the fin stock and flow tubes. The planar surface of the brazing tray is formed from a material to which the heat exchanger components will not braze, and which will not tend to stick to brazing flux.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 27, 1996
    Assignee: Zexel USA Corporation
    Inventor: Clive R. Hindle
  • Patent number: 5529297
    Abstract: A clamp having internal snap-fit attachments has a first member, a second member and an actuating mechanism. At least one of the preceding members has a pair of sections thereof which are attached together by a plurality of snap-fit attachments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1996
    Assignee: BTM Corporation
    Inventor: Edwin G. Sawdon
  • Patent number: 5491999
    Abstract: The present invention is an element for gripping metal to be stretched by a stretcher leveler apparatus. The gripping element includes a first and preferably a second high density cast polyurethane gripping pad adapted for engagement with the metal to be stretched and a support member which can be a rectangular plate upon which the first and second gripping pads are operatively anchored. The support member having two pads is detachably mounted to the stretcher leveler apparatus either in a first orientation in which the first pad is positioned for engagement with the metal to be stretched or a second orientation in which the second pad is positioned for engagement with the metal to be stretched. Preferably, the support member is a plate having a first support surface upon which the first gripping pad is chemically bonded and a second support surface upon which the second gripping pad is chemically bonded. The support surfaces are disposed on opposite sides of the plate and in a parallel relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1996
    Inventor: Bertram A. Holloway
  • Patent number: 5487536
    Abstract: A cutting table is disclosed which can be used to cut workpieces such as banners. The device comprises a hard-surfaced vacuum table, with a rectangular grid pattern of cutting grooves. One or more raised measuring guides allow quick and accurate alignment and measurement of workpieces. The device is designed for expansion by connection to one or more additional banner tables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 30, 1996
    Inventor: Jerry F. McEachin
  • Patent number: 5433424
    Abstract: A chopping board of the present invention is formed in a manner that synthetic rubber (NBR) and hard chloroethene as a basis are kneaded into a mixture wherein an anti-bacterial agent is mixed. Definitely, a stiffening agent of synthetic rubber, low-pressure polyethylene resin, white carbon black which is the reinforcing extender of rubber, zinc flower as a reinforcing accelerator of rubber, titanium as a coloring agent and stearic acid as a dispersion accelerator are mixed with the base of synthetic rubber(NBR) and hard chloroethene. The mixture thus obtained is agitated under kneading by a kneader exclusively for rubber and then a ceramic power and an inorganic anti bacterial agent are mixed with the kneaded mixture so as to mold the chopping board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1995
    Assignee: Daikyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tadao Watanabe
  • Patent number: 5428199
    Abstract: A frame member, comprising a pair substantially parallel base members connected by a pair substantially parallel intermediate members extending therebetween, has its base members formed of the same material as the machine bed wherein the material is a cast mineral material comprising a synthetic binder and mineral fillers. It is a particular feature that the base members of the frame member be cast with the machine bed as a unitary structure out of the cast mineral material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1995
    Assignee: Georg Fischer AG
    Inventors: Hansruedi Berger, Fritz Fankhauser
  • Patent number: 5324012
    Abstract: A holder which cleanly holds an article such as a semiconductor wafer and which is high in rigidity, light in weight, high in dimensional stability and excellent in dust resistance. The wafer holder includes a vacuum holding surface formed with a plurality of concentric or helical annular projections and annular vacuum holding grooves which are arranged at a given pitch. A plurality of vacuum holes for vacuum holding purposes are formed in the respective annular grooves so as to be arranged radially and each of the vacuum holes is subjected to pressure reduction by a vacuum source through the interior of the holder, thereby correcting the flatness of a wafer to conform with the upper surfaces of the annular projections. At least the portions of the holder which contact with the wafer (preferably the holder on the whole) are made of a sintered ceramic containing covalent bond-type conductive material such as a TiC-containing sintered Al.sub.2 O.sub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 28, 1994
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Masaaki Aoyama, Keiichi Kimura
  • Patent number: 5316586
    Abstract: The sample holder of the invention is formed of the same semiconductor crystal as the integrated circuit on which the molecular beam expitaxial process is to be performed. In the preferred embodiment, the sample holder comprises three stacked micro-machined silicon wafers: a silicon base wafer having a square micro-machined center opening corresponding in size and shape to the active area of a CCD imager chip, a silicon center wafer micro-machined as an annulus having radially inwardly pointing fingers whose ends abut the edges of and center the CCD imager chip within the annulus, and a silicon top wafer micro-machined as an annulus having cantilevered membranes which extend over the top of the CCD imager chip. The micro-machined silicon wafers are stacked in the order given above with the CCD imager chip centered in the center wafer and sandwiched between the base and top wafers. The thickness of the center wafer is about 20% less than the thickness of the CCD imager chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 31, 1994
    Assignee: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Michael E. Hoenk, Paula J. Grunthaner, Frank J. Grunthaner
  • Patent number: 5193792
    Abstract: A soft jaw attachment to machine vises having precision ways and flat vise jaw faces with widely spaced fastener openings through said vice jaw faces, the soft jaw being an elongated bar of resilient material having a flat face to interface with the vice jaw face, an element of the fastener means being of T-shape engaged in a complementary channel in the soft jaw, the soft jaw being arcuately prestressed and drawn tightly into flat contiguous interengagement with the jaw face; and an embodiment wherein the fastener element is an elongated and resilient prestressed bar; either or both the soft jaw or the fastener element being prestressed: tightness of the soft jaw to the vice jaw being ensured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1993
    Inventor: Joel Di Marco
  • Patent number: 5181411
    Abstract: A gripper means for use in a stretcher leveler apparatus in which the surface for engagement with the metal to be stretched comprises a smooth polymeric material most desirably of a thermoset polyurethane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1993
    Inventor: Bertram A. Holloway
  • Patent number: 5156383
    Abstract: A window polishing stand for securely receiving and holding selected ones of a class of aircraft window panels during a polishing operation. The stand consists of a planar panel member having a generally oval hole cut centrally therein and having at least three short legs supporting about the periphery to allow clearance beneath the panel member. A quadrature array of felt pads are then included around the edge of the oval hole for padding purposes and clamping assemblies are provided on opposite sides in line with the minor axis of the oval hole thereby to provide secure positioning of the aircraft window with either the concave or convex side directed downward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1992
    Inventor: Ronnie G. Williams
  • Patent number: 5143359
    Abstract: A plastic protective gripping member or guard fits on the jaw of a Vise-Grip type locking wrench whose jaws have lateral protuberances at their tips. The gripping member can be in a form of a block or cup having a slot with internal recesses on each side wall. The gripping member fits onto the jaw and permits swiveling about a transverse axis. The gripping member is installed by pushing it onto the jaw tip and twisting it 90 degrees. Nylon is a perferred material because of its comparatively high coefficient of friction even when wet or oily. The gripping surface can be concave, ridged, or flat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1992
    Inventor: Matthew A. Bush
  • Patent number: 5123636
    Abstract: The present invention is a low-contaminate work surface for processing semiconductor grade silicon. The work surface is comprised of a parallel array of silicon elements forming a planar surface. The silicon elements are of comparable purity with the semiconductor grade silicon to be process, thus minimizing contact contamination. In an additional embodiment of the present invention, the low-contaminate work surface is part of a work station which provides for initial screening and sizing of the semiconductor grade silicon being processed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1992
    Assignee: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventors: Richard C. Dumler, Matthew J. Stavely
  • Patent number: 5096172
    Abstract: A quick-change vise including a T-shaped clamp extending from within a jaw member which engages a T-shaped channel in a jaw blank to releasably secure the jaw blank to the jaw member. The jaw blank may be provided with a parallel bar or angle parallel to provided horizontal or angled supporting surfaces to a workpiece held in the vise. The jaw blank may be positioned in reversible positions on the clamp. Additionally, the jaw blank may be made of an extrudable metal such as aluminum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1992
    Inventors: Perry A. Mills, Joel DiMarco
  • Patent number: 5085416
    Abstract: A sterilized cooking board comprises a base board and an organic polymer layer containing an antibacterial zeolite and formed on the entirety of at least one surface of the base board in an upheaval shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 4, 1992
    Assignees: Chyugoku Paalu Distributing Corporation, Shinanen New Ceramic Corporation, Shinagawa Fuel Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Teruyoshi Miyake, Tatuo Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 5048807
    Abstract: The clamping tool comprises two plates (1,2) held together by sets of nuts and bolts (4,5) with a precise spacing therebetween determined by spacers (6). In order to obviate the need to machine the tool elements after each infiltration operation due to deposit of infiltrating material on the exposed surfaces, the plate is provided with channels (9) extending along a contour of the contact zones of the spacers. The width of the channels is such that irrespective of a tolerance in the positioning of said blocking elements resulting from some play in assembling the elements forming the clamping tool, the edges delimiting the contacting surfaces of the spacers are always located entirely between an inner edge and an outer edge of their corresponding channel portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1991
    Assignee: Societe Europeenne de Propulsion
    Inventors: Manuel Martinez, Francis Bouvier
  • Patent number: 4982593
    Abstract: A gripper means for use in a stretcher leveler apparatus in which the surface for engagement with the metal to be stretched comprises a smooth polymeric material most desirably of a thermoset polyurethane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 8, 1991
    Assignee: Washington Steel Corporation
    Inventor: Bertram A. Holloway
  • Patent number: RE34953
    Abstract: A takeout jaw .Iadd.assembly .Iaddend.for use in a bottle-forming machine .[.is formed in a semicircular shape and.]. contains a spring clip for holding immovably .[.a piece of.]. .Iadd.an arcuate, .Iaddend.non-metallic .[.contact material.]. .Iadd.takeout jaw insert .Iaddend.within .[.a.]. .Iadd.an arcuate .Iaddend.pocket in the body of the takeout jaw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 30, 1995
    Assignee: Union Oil Company of California
    Inventors: Michael L. Denney, Shelby M. Withrow, John M. DeLancey, Sr.