Holder Encloses Work Patents (Class 269/287)
  • Patent number: 10517702
    Abstract: A cluster mill blank includes a framework constructed to cooperate with a blank holder of an existing CAD/CAM system, and a plurality of sub-blanks attached to the framework forming an addressable matrix or cluster blank. CAD/CAM systems including such a framework, as well as associated methods are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Ivoclar Vivadent AG
    Inventors: Robert A. Ganley, Dmitri G. Brodkin
  • Patent number: 10053295
    Abstract: A parts organizer receives small parts such as mechanical fasteners in bulk form and organizes a plurality of the parts in a common desired orientation. Unoriented parts are received on top of a parts holder and subsequently moved along an upper side of the parts holder by an agitator. A plurality of receptacles are formed in the parts holder and open on its upper side. Each receptacle is configured to hold one of the parts in the desired orientation and may include a lead-in feature to help reorient the parts as they encounter the receptacles during movement. A retaining wall operates to contain unheld parts at the upper side of the parts holder during a parts organizing step and to allow the agitator to clear unheld parts away from the upper side of the parts holder during a purge step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Faurecia Interior Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan Mark Gregory
  • Patent number: 9957979
    Abstract: The application is directed to non-destructive manipulation, removal and installation of a centrifugal pump impeller in a manner effective to maintain the original manufacture balanced condition of the impeller and other pump components. Tools are used at the drive end and the wet end of the centrifugal pump for manipulating, removal and installation of a pump impeller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Inventor: Michael Key
  • Patent number: 9878411
    Abstract: A device for clamping a turbine blade (9) during a welding repair of the blade tip (11). The blade has a peripheral surface that has a suction side (5) and pressure side (7) and has a blade tip. The device has at least one movable clamping structure (1,3) for pressing on the suction side (5) or the pressure side (7) of a turbine blade (9) in the region of the blade tip (11) of the turbine blade, wherein the clamping structure (1,3) is designed to remove heat from the turbine blade (9). The at least one movable clamping structure (1,3) has a plurality of clamping elements (13), which are each individually movably supported in such a way that the clamping elements can be moved toward the peripheral surface of a turbine blade (9) to be clamped and away from the peripheral surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Inventors: Nikolai Arjakine, Bernd Burbaum, Roman Kalocsay, Andre Mehlhorn
  • Patent number: 9821424
    Abstract: A manufacturing fixture includes a rigid base defining a control plane. A first cone locator pin has a first longitudinal axis. The first cone locator pin is connected to the rigid base with the first longitudinal axis orthogonal to the control plane to engage a complementary locating aperture defined in a workpiece. The first cone locator pin engages the complementary locating aperture to locate the workpiece and constrain translation of the workpiece with respect to the control plane. A second cone locator pin has a second longitudinal axis. The second cone locator pin is connected to the rigid base with the second longitudinal axis orthogonal to the control plane to engage a complementary locating hole defined in a workpiece. The second cone locator pin engages the complementary locating hole to locate the workpiece and prevent rotation of the workpiece about the first longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Inventors: Ronald M. Lesperance, Charles W. Wampler, II, Mark Allen Smith
  • Patent number: 9803947
    Abstract: A bipod that allows for panning (i.e., via pivoting) of a firearm mounted on the bipod without repositioning one or both of the bipod leg feet. To this end, the bipod is configured for allowing a firearm attached thereto to be independently rotated about and perpendicular to an axis extending parallel to a longitudinal axis of the barrel of the firearm. Advantageously, in many situations, this will allow the shooter to position the firearm in a preferred shooting position and to follow or acquiring a target with a sighting device of the firearm without having to reposition one or both of the bipod leg feet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventor: Dale Avery Poling
  • Patent number: 9597758
    Abstract: A work support apparatus according to the present invention includes a base unit, a holding unit stands on the base unit and holds a work in a cantilevered state, and a tilt mechanism that makes the holding unit pivot with respect to the base unit. The holding unit includes a holding portion holding the work in a state in which a side portion of the work on the holding unit side is exposed. The tilt mechanism is an arcuate slide mechanism including an arcuate shape portion with respect to a virtual horizontal line as the center, and an abutting portion abutting against the arcuate shape portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Inventor: Tatsuya Tayama
  • Patent number: 9547149
    Abstract: An assembling device for a guide pole of a camera actuator includes: a pedestal, a frame, a plurality of guide pole receiving units and a cover. The pedestal includes a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface, the first surface defines a plurality of first receiving holes, each the first receiving hole arranged with a magnet, the second surface defines a plurality of first bump. The frame locates on the second surface and defines a plurality of through holes. Each guide pole receiving unit defines a second receiving hole configuring for receiving a guide pole, each guide pole receiving unit is received in each through hole and locating on the first bump. The cover locates on the frame and comprises a top surface and a bottom surface, the top surface defines a plurality of dispensing holes, the dispensing hole extends through the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Inventor: Chang-Wei Kuo
  • Patent number: 9421655
    Abstract: A plate assembly can support a cylinder head and includes a frame. The frame includes a frame body and a supporting wall extending from the frame body. The frame body defines an inner frame surface. The inner frame surface and the supporting wall jointly define a frame cavity. The plate assembly also includes an insert configured to support the cylinder head. The insert is sized to be received in the frame cavity and includes an insert body. The insert body defines a top insert surface, a bottom insert surface opposite to the top insert surface, and a lateral insert surface interconnecting the top and bottom insert surfaces. The supporting wall supports the insert such that the inner frame surface surrounds the lateral insert surface and the supporting wall contacts the insert bottom surface when the insert is disposed in the frame cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Bryan F. Hacker, Matthew D. Kaake
  • Patent number: 9314930
    Abstract: Systems and methods for transferring a micro device from a carrier substrate include, in an embodiment, a micro pick up array structure to allow the micro pick up array to automatically align with the carrier substrate. Deflection of the micro pick up array may be detected to control further movement of the micro pick up array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: LuxVue Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Dariusz Golda, John A. Higginson, Andreas Bibl
  • Patent number: 9038998
    Abstract: A support structure for supporting a semiconductor device during a bonding operation is provided. The support structure comprises a body portion defining an upper surface configured to support a semiconductor device during a bonding operation. The upper surface defines a constraining feature for constraining at least a portion of the semiconductor device during the bonding operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Orthodyne Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Jonathan Michael Byars
  • Patent number: 9038999
    Abstract: An incremental forming machine binder is provided that has a blank holding opening that may be subdivided into smaller blank holding openings. The opening is subdivided by one or more clamping modules that are connected by connecting modules to each other and the frame. Clamps are attached to the clamping modules to clamp blanks in the blank holding openings. Multiple blanks may be secured to the binder for incremental forming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Vijitha Senaka Kiridena, Zhiyong Cedric Xia
  • Publication number: 20150130139
    Abstract: A gasket insertion cradle with a bottom frame portion configured to align a gasket between opposing flanges of a flange assembly and capable of being removed from the flange assembly by simply rotating the frame portion free once the gasket is within ring grooves of the opposing flanges. Gasket insertion devices may have a top portion hinged to the cradle and configured to secure a gasket between the top portion and the cradle during installation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Steven Leary, Margaret Fitzgerald
  • Patent number: 9004477
    Abstract: An apparatus for holding a log or similar material during cutting is disclosed. The apparatus includes a log holder having a housing and a saddle. A cavity formed in the housing is tapered along a longitudinal axis for receiving an end of a log. The saddle is disposed adjacent to the tapered cavity and offset from the longitudinal axis to inhibit rotation of the log during cutting. A pole and a base rotatably support the log holder in the elevated position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventors: Chad M. Neumann, Michael V. Rzeppa
  • Publication number: 20150097327
    Abstract: Fixturing elements for positioning components on a work surface with a fixed or variable pitch are disclosed. The fixturing elements include a bottom portion adapted to be coupled directly or indirectly to the work surface and a top portion with a generally horizontally-extending slot or track. An insert is adapted to be positioned within the slot or track, which allows the insert to be slid or positioned at any number of positions along the slot or track. The insert may, for example, include a vertically-extending pin or a threaded hole that is adapted to receive other components. In some embodiments, the fixturing element may include an exterior side slot that opens into the slot or track, and a handle element may be inserted through the side slot and into the insert, allowing the inserted to be positioned using the handle element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: John Morgan
  • Publication number: 20150084259
    Abstract: The current invention provides a tube-grasping body for grasping an insert tube in a heat exchanger, and heat exchanger production methods and apparatuses utilizing the tube-grasping body, wherein the tube-grasping body enables to enlarge and connect an insert tube to a heat radiating fin for producing a heat exchanger, still keeping the total length of insert tubes at an almost same level even after the enlargement; and the tube-grasping body is connected at its exterior to the guide-pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: KYOSHIN KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kenji TOKURA
  • Publication number: 20150083981
    Abstract: In at least one implementation, a tool for a transmission piston assembly having a housing mounted to a transmission case includes a base plate, a reaction member, a connection member and an actuator. The reaction member is fixed in place relative to the transmission case and the connection member is adapted to interconnect the base plate to the housing of the piston assembly. The actuator is adapted to engage the reaction bar and displace the base plate relative to the reaction member to displace the housing relative to the transmission case. In at least some implementations, the amount of movement of the piston assembly may be limited to a threshold or less to prevent damage to the transmission. The actuator, base plate and/or reaction member may be constructed and arranged to provide a stop that ensures the threshold amount of movement is not exceeded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Ronald D. Kruger
  • Publication number: 20150087907
    Abstract: An endoscope sheath comprising: a proximal end; a distal end having a distal end region; a surface extending between and connecting the proximal end and the distal end; and a plurality of positioning devices located along the surface; wherein the sheath is configured to (1) receive all or a portion of an endoscope having a cylindrical end and (2) provide a conduit for communicating fluid between the proximal end of the sheath and the distal end of the sheath when the endoscope is inserted inside the sheath; and wherein the distal end region of the sheath includes the plurality of positioning devices that secure the cylindrical end of the endoscope against a portion of an inner wall of the surface extending between the proximal end and the distal end so that a fluid barrier is created between the cylindrical end of the endoscope and the inner wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Gregory S. Konstorum, Ming J. Cheng, Daniel R. Goldberg
  • Publication number: 20150084260
    Abstract: The current invention provides a tube-grasping body for grasping an insert tube in a heat exchanger, and heat exchanger production methods and apparatuses utilizing the tube-grasping body, wherein the tube-grasping body enables to enlarge and connect an insert tube to a heat radiating fin for producing a heat exchanger, still keeping the total length of insert tubes at an almost same level even after the enlargement; and the tube-grasping body is connected at its exterior to the guide-pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Kenji TOKURA
  • Publication number: 20150069692
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to devices, systems, and methods that may be used to dissect insects. In some embodiments, the systems, devices, and methods may be used to isolate insect salivary glands. In some embodiments, the systems, devices, and methods may be used to isolate mosquito salivary glands. In some embodiments, the systems, devices, and methods may be used to collect mosquito salivary glands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: TOKITAE LLC
    Inventors: Anthony V. Finazzo, Jennifer Ezu Hu, Jerry W. Lee, Emma Rae Mullen, John Arthur Ohrt, David Keith Piech, Matthew F. Rosen
  • Publication number: 20150061237
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure generally provide chamber components with enhanced thermal properties and methods of enhancing thermal properties of chamber components including bonding materials. One embodiment of the present disclosure provides a method for fabricating a composite structure. The method includes applying a bonding material to a first component, and converting the bonding material applied to the first component to an enhanced bonding layer by heating the bonding material to outgas volatile species from the bonding material. The outgassed volatile species accumulates to at least 0.05% in mass of the bonding material. The method further includes contacting a second component and the enhanced bonding layer to join the first and second components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Jennifer SUN, Sumanth BANDA, Ren-Guan DUAN
  • Publication number: 20150041348
    Abstract: A medical instrument holding apparatus (stand) that holds a medical instrument having a functional unit, includes: an instrument housing unit capable of housing at least a part of the instrument; and a coordination unit which coordinates with the functional unit when at least apart of the instrument is housed in the instrument housing unit. Thus, as the medical instrument is housed in this medical instrument holding apparatus, coordination between the two is possible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Hirokazu SEKINO, Atsuya HIRABAYASHI, Daisuke KAWAKAMI
  • Patent number: 8950742
    Abstract: A milling block fitted with, or directly milled into said block at least one orthodontic auxiliary. These auxiliaries include but are not limited to orthodontic fasteners, buttons, cleats, tubes, brackets, springs, tad fastening clamps flex fit modules (FFM) or flex fit wafers (FFW) to be placed within the mouth and attached to teeth after custom milling of the block to conform to the anatomy of a tooth/teeth and/or TADS or other orthodontic appliances such as RPE screw and/or other orthodontic hardware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Justin Parker
  • Publication number: 20150033543
    Abstract: A holding tool for releasably securing a shaft from rotation relative to the holding tool. The holding tool may have a head including a pair of semi-cylindrical main bodies, each head having a hinge flange extending from a respective first end of the main body and a bolt flange extending from a respective, opposed second end of the main body, with each bolt flange including a fastener hole; a hinge pivotally securing the hinge flanges together; a fastener received through the fastener hole and selectively biasing the bolt flanges toward one another; a pair of semi-cylindrical shaped resilient inserts, each secured to an inner surface of the main bodies, defining a cylindrical channel to receive the shaft; and a handle extending generally radially outward from the head. The holding tool may be used to secure a propshaft to a vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Timothy J. Markwardt
  • Publication number: 20150021842
    Abstract: A fixture for attaching a homogenizer of a concentrator solar receiver is revealed. By fixing bodies and a sleeve being connected to or separated from each other, a homogenizer is attached firmly with adhesive in an inverted cone-shaped space. Moreover, an installation position and the adhesion height of the homogenizer can be controlled precisely. Thus time and labor consumed in assembling the homogenizer are dramatically reduced and good adhesion performance is achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
  • Publication number: 20150008633
    Abstract: A holder (13, 13a, 13b, 13c, 13d) for holding a sheet of metal (36) is disclosed which includes a base (40) for engaging with part of a first major surface (38b) of the sheet of metal (36) and a cover (50) for engaging with part of a second major surface (38a) of the sheet of metal (36). The base (40) and the cover (50) are engageable with each other to hold the sheet of metal (36) therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: Gainteam Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Howard Ho Yin CHAN, Chung Yin AU, Wan Hong BAO, Zhen Qi LI, Hua Hai ZHAI, Bai Jun LI, Yi CAO
  • Publication number: 20150001779
    Abstract: A stamping-face plate holder is provided. The stamping-face plate holder comprises a plate holding member formed with a positioning recess for receiving and positioning a stamping-face plate and a film for covering the stamping-face plate held in the plate holding member. The stamping-face plate is made of a porous material impregnated with ink. The plate holding member consists of a top paper board and a bottom paper board, both boards being integrated by adhering and the positioning recess is formed in the top paper board. The film covers the whole surface of the top paper board and adheres to the top paper board excepting the stamping-face plate held therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Hirotaka YUNO, Takayuki HIROTANI, Yasushi MURAI, Shigeru FUTAWATARI, Takanori SUZUKI, Yoshimasa YOKOYAMA
  • Patent number: 8910849
    Abstract: A high temperature brazing fixture and method of manufacture for a gas turbine component made of a superalloy is disclosed herein. The high temperature brazing fixture includes a first and second frame member, a support member, and positioning member, all of which are made from the superalloy and fastened together using tab and tab lock couplings. The support member is configured to interface with and support the gas turbine engine component, and the positioning member is configured to interface with and position at least a first location of or hold a first dimension of the gas turbine component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Solar Turbines Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas C. Schacht, John Michael Irwin
  • Publication number: 20140361197
    Abstract: A workpiece carrier comprises a first plate having a first outer diameter, a first inner diameter, and a first recess extending a first distance from the first inner diameter toward the first outer diameter. The workpiece carrier further comprises a second plate having a second outer diameter, a second inner diameter, and a second recess extending a second distance from the second inner diameter toward the second outer diameter. A plurality of mating features associated with the first plate and second plate are configured to selectively fix a position of a first workpiece between the first plate and second plate within the first recess and second recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: William Davis Lee, Kevin J. Hoyt, David Shanner, Jason Beringer
  • Publication number: 20140361480
    Abstract: A precision alignment unit and techniques are described that include a tray assembly configured to be used in a testing system, where the tray assembly includes at least one pocket formed in the tray assembly, the pocket configured to contain an integrated circuit chip, and at least one pin pass-through, and a device positioning unit including at least one alignment device configured to extend through the at least one pin pass-through. In implementations, a process for using the precision alignment system that employs the techniques of the present disclosure includes mounting a precision alignment unit to a vacuum chuck of a handler; loading at least one alignment tray into the handler; placing the at least one alignment tray on the precision alignment unit; and aligning at least one integrated circuit chip device disposed on the at least one alignment tray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Morris R. Fox, Eric G. Anusevicius
  • Publication number: 20140360711
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method to affect the heat transfer of a container is provided for rapidly heating or cooling the contents of a container through convective heat transfer. The apparatus includes a cylindrical sleeve which positively engages a distal end of a container, said sleeve including a can clip or bottle clip. The cylindrical sleeve is connected to a first end of a shaft having two ends, while the second end of the shaft may be connected to a rotating device. The rotating device is operated thus rotating the shaft, the cylindrical sleeve, and the container about the horizontal axis while the container is being exposed to the heating or cooling source. The cylindrical sleeve is capable of holding varying sizes of containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Tyler Scott Parker, Trevor William Abbott
  • Publication number: 20140338435
    Abstract: A holding jig has a tubular jig base member, and a tubular expansion/contraction member disposed on an inner peripheral surface side of the tubular jig base member. Both end sides of the tubular expansion/contraction member are fixed to both end sides of the tubular jig base member along the whole periphery. A configuration of an inner peripheral surface of the tubular expansion/contraction member is smaller than a surface configuration of a pillar-like body (a honeycomb structure) to be held. On the other hand, a configuration of an inner peripheral surface of the tubular jig base member is larger than the surface configuration of the pillar-like body (the honeycomb structure) to be held.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Satoshi SAKASHITA, Masayuki UCHIDA
  • Publication number: 20140343598
    Abstract: An endoluminal filter including a first support member (105) and a second support member (110) attached to the first support member to form a crossover (106). A material capture structure (115) extends between the first and second support members, the crossover and the first end (102) or the second end (104) of the first support member. The filter includes at least three tissue anchors (805) attached to one support member and at least two tissue anchors (805) attached to the other support member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Eric Johanson, Thomas J. Fogarty, Frank Arko, Jeff Elkins, Martin Seery, Murli Srinivasan, Sylvester Lucatero, Gilbert Laroya
  • Patent number: 8864965
    Abstract: A substrate holder includes a fixed holding member and a movable holding member for detachably holding a substrate by gripping a peripheral portion of the substrate therebetween, and an inner seal member and an outer seal member which are fixed to the movable holding member. When the substrate is held by the movable holding member and the fixed holding member, the inner and outer seal members seal the connection between the movable holding member and a peripheral portion of the substrate and the connection between the movable holding member and the fixed holding member, respectively. The movable holding member includes a seal holder, and the inner seal member and the outer seal member are fixed between the seal holder and a fixing ring secured to the seal holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Ebara Corporation
    Inventors: Jumpei Fujikata, Yuji Araki, Masaaki Kimura
  • Publication number: 20140290023
    Abstract: There is disclosed an apparatus and method for supporting storage devices during manufacture. The apparatus includes structural members and plural slot carriers received in bays in the apparatus. Each slot carrier carries at least one slot arranged to receive a storage device, wherein the slot carriers are insertable and/or removable from the bays through apertures at the front of the apparatus. Clamp assemblies are arranged to releasably clamp the slot carrier to one or more structural members at the sides of the slot carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Xyratex Technology Limited
    Inventor: Alexander KAY
  • Publication number: 20140262036
    Abstract: A process load lock apparatus is disclosed. The process load lock apparatus includes a load lock chamber adapted to couple between a mainframe section and a factory interface, the load lock chamber including an entry and an exit each having a slit valve, and a load lock process chamber located at a different level than the load lock chamber at the load lock location wherein the load lock process chamber is adapted to carry out a process on a substrate, such as oxide removal or other processes. Systems including the process load lock apparatus and methods of operating the process load lock apparatus are provided. A lift assembly including a containment ring is also disclosed, as are numerous other aspects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul B. Reuter, Ganesh Balasubramanian, JuanCarlos Rocha-Alvarez, Jeffrey B. Robinson, Dale Robert du Bois, Paul Connors
  • Publication number: 20140217666
    Abstract: A working chamber system for the surface treatment of workpieces comprises at least one tightly closable work chamber (101), a frame-like workpiece holder (10, 20, 30) which is displaceable on a guide rail between a mounting position outside the work chamber (101) and a working position in the work chamber (101), and a manipulator which, as seen in plan view, is arranged next to a group of parallel guide rails within the work chamber (101). At least one of the workpiece holders (10,20,30) has an external frame (11, 21, 31), via which it is guided in the guide rails, and an internal frame (12,, 22, 32) which is surrounded by the external frame (11, 21, 31) in a transporting position and which is displaceable into a position outside the main plane of the external frame (11, 21,31) in the mounting position and/or the working position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: Bernhard Busskamp
  • Patent number: 8789826
    Abstract: A method for mounting a specimen on a specimen carrier for milling in an ex-situ lift-out (EXLO) milling process is described where “cross-section” specimens, plan view specimens, or bulk specimens may be lifted-out for analysis. The method comprising positioning the specimen on a recessed surface within a specimen carrier top surface so that a region to be milled is centered about a carrier opening formed through the specimen carrier. Peripheral edges of the specimen are then wedged against inwardly sloping side walls framing the recessed surface. Finally, the specimen is mounted to the specimen carrier so that a path of a milling beam intersects the region to be milled and carrier opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: EXpressLO LLC
    Inventor: Lucille A. Giannuzzi
  • Patent number: 8777206
    Abstract: A platform is adapted to hold a bucket of paint. A pedal has a hinge coupled to the platform. A post has a lower end secured to the platform. A linkage has upper, lower, and central pins. The central pin pivotally couples the linkage to the post adjacent to the upper end. In this manner arcuate movement of the linkage about the central pin is facilitated. A connector couples the upper pin and the pedal. A spring couples the central pin and the pedal. A flexible strap is in a generally circular configuration. The strap is positionable around the bucket. The strap has a fixed end secured to the post. The strap has a free end coupled to the lower pin. In this manner lateral movement with the lower pin is allowed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Inventor: Frank L. Airosa
  • Publication number: 20140191460
    Abstract: Pipe machining apparatuses are provided. In one aspect, a locking member may be provided to selectively engage with a frame and a tool carrier of a pipe machining apparatus to prevent movement of the tool carrier relative to the frame. In another aspect, a roller bearing assembly for a pipe machining apparatus may be provided and defines a lubricant cavity in a spindle of the roller bearing assembly. In a further aspect, a coupling member for coupling a pipe machining apparatus to either an exterior surface or an exterior surface of a pipe may be provided. In still another aspect, an adjustable pad is provided for coupling a pipe machining apparatus to a pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth R. Pierce, Michael W. Gearhart
  • Publication number: 20140189999
    Abstract: A work holding device that secures a workpiece includes a first support column, a second support column, and a plurality of part fixturing anchors. The first support column and the second support column are coupled to one another forming a longitudinal loading envelope having a width-wise dimension, a height-wise dimension, and a length-wise dimension. At least one of the support columns includes a plurality of part fixturing recesses passing through the support column in the width-wise dimension and arranged within the height-wise dimension and the length-wise dimension of the longitudinal loading envelope. The part fixturing anchors extend through the support column at the part fixturing recesses into the longitudinal loading envelope and couple the workpiece to the first and second support columns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventor: Richard Koczera
  • Publication number: 20140190875
    Abstract: A component handler (100) may include: a test plate (102) including multiple circular component-seating tracks (104) each including multiple component-seating sites (500) configured to retain an electrical component (510) such that its face (522) faces away from the test plate (102); a component receiving system (114, 106, 300, 302, 306, 308, 310, 400, 402, 502, and/or 508) positioned along a rotation path of the seating tracks (104); a component test module assembly (1502) for electrically contacting each electrical component (510) seated in a component-seating site (500); one or more collection bins (124); and a collection assembly (120) for collecting some of the electrical components (510) from component-seating sites (500) and directing the electrical components (510) into the bins (124) based on one or more tests conducted at the component test module assembly (1502).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventor: Douglas J. Garcia
  • Publication number: 20140191459
    Abstract: Improved slats for cutting tables are provided by forming from steel elongate receiver plates having a plurality of receiver slats and forming from copper a plurality of insert members. The insert members each have an interlocking section and a tip section. The interlocking sections of the insert members are mated and pressed into the receiver slots so the tip sections extend above the top of the receiver plates and are able to support a work piece above and away from the receiver plates during a cutting operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: FEDTECH, INC.
    Inventors: Dave J. Fox, Brent A. Erickson
  • Publication number: 20140182925
    Abstract: There is provided a shield-can, including a plate including a circular through-hole formed therein for exposing a lens part, a plurality of side walls extended from edges of the plate and forming an inner space together with the plate, an anti-reflection layer stacked on an upper surface of the plate, and an insulating layer stacked on an inner surface of any one side wall of the plurality of side walls and at edges of inner surfaces of side walls neighboring the any one side wall, wherein the insulating layer has a band shape and is stacked on lower end portions of the inner surfaces of the side walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventor: Jin Bok JANG
  • Publication number: 20140159297
    Abstract: A device for tempering a receptacle in a chamber, including a cylindrical casing surrounding the chamber, a bottom, which is arranged on an end of the casing and is connected with it, an opening on an end of the casing opposite to the bottom, which is limited by a contact surface running parallel to the bottom, an annular sealing element, which has a sealing leg and a contact leg, which rests on the contact surface and an annular tensioning element, which, placed on the sealing element, lies on the sealing leg on its outside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventor: Klaus-Dieter Fiebig
  • Patent number: 8740209
    Abstract: A specimen carrier for use with an ex-situ lift-out (EXLO) milling process includes a carrier top surface having at least one specimen support area and at least one aperture formed through the specimen carrier top surface. The aperture includes a first opening having an open wider upper end and a narrower lower end. The first opening is bounded by opposed sidewalls in spaced-apart orientation that are inwardly inclined from the wider upper end to the narrower lower end. The aperture is configured to enable a specimen to sit over the opening and can be wedged between the first opening opposed sidewalls so that a region of interest to be milled is centered about the open end of the opening. Specimens so mounted can then be re-thinned via charged particle instruments such as focused ion beam (FIB) milling, broad beam ion milling, or via laser ablation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Expresslo LLC
    Inventor: Lucille A. Giannuzzi
  • Publication number: 20140145391
    Abstract: A component carrier assembly (1) is provided which has a plurality of component carrier regions (10), which are intended for mounting semiconductor components. The component carrier assembly comprises a carrier body (2) with a first major face (21). On the first major face a trench pattern (3) is formed in the carrier body, with first trenches (31) extending parallel to one another in a first direction, the first trenches delimiting the component carrier regions in a second direction extending transversely of the trenches. A coating (4) is formed on the carrier body, such that the component carrier regions each have a first major face of the carrier body which is coated at least in places and a side face (5) of the trench pattern which is coated at least in places.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventor: Jürgen Dachs
  • Publication number: 20140145390
    Abstract: In the present disclosure, the high-pressure chamber includes a chamber main body including a flat rectangular parallelepiped block of a metal which is formed with a flat cavity that serves as a substrate processing space in which a processing using a high-pressure fluid is performed on a substrate, and the substrate processing space being formed by machining the block from one of faces of the block other than the widest face towards another face opposing thereto. In a case where the cavity is constituted as a through hole, the though hole is provided with a cover configured to open or close the cavity on one side of the through hole, and a second block configured to air-tightly seal the cavity on the other side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Mitsuoka, Gen You, Hiroki Ohno, Takehiko Orii, Takayuki Toshima, Hiroaki Inadomi
  • Patent number: 8720875
    Abstract: One embodiment is a carrier for holding devices that includes a tray having one or more sites in which a device may be held, and a frame resiliently coupled to the tray so the tray is movable with respect to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Centipede Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas H. Di Stefano, Peter T. Di Stefano
  • Patent number: 8714536
    Abstract: A cradle device for large pinion gears or blanks wherein a pinion may be supported and rotated for machining. The cradle device comprises one or more adjustable prismatic units each including a plurality of angular plates that are movable toward and/or away from one another along the width of the cradle device in order to raise and lower, and/or laterally shift, a pinion placed thereon so as to position the pinion for machining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: The Gleason Works
    Inventor: Hermann J. Stadtfeld