Work-stop Abutment Patents (Class 269/315)
  • Publication number: 20150128523
    Abstract: Described herein is a crown molding jig, with a flat body, a device for attaching the upper end of the body to a wall, and a shelf, substantially perpendicular to the body, on which crown molding may be rested while a person installs the molding at the juncture of the wall and a ceiling. The jig may have an angled extension that when struck disengages the jig from the wall. A method using the jig to install crown molding is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Tom Niedenfuer, Jerrod Sessler
  • Patent number: 8844918
    Abstract: A micro adjustable stop is provided for use with wood working tools. The micro adjustable stop includes a base having a first adjustment rod, a support rod and a base plate, wherein the support rod and first adjustment rod coupled to a wood working tool on one end of the support rod and the first adjustment rod and the base plate coupled at an opposing end of the support rod and the first adjustment rod. The micro adjustable stop includes a second adjustment rod with a stop coupled at one end of the second adjustment rod. Additionally, the micro adjustable stop has an adjustment mechanism having a first end and an opposing second end, the second end comprising a micro adjustment device, wherein the first end of the adjustment mechanism is operatively coupled to the first adjustment rod and micro adjustment device is operatively coupled to the second adjustment rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventor: Loren Milligan
  • Patent number: 8840098
    Abstract: A portable workpiece stopping device, attachable to a work surface relative to a primary tool, permitting a repetitive same-length operation to be performed on any number of workpieces, and which allows for interruption of the operation without affecting the essential positioning of the stopping device relative to the primary tool. The stopping device comprises a base plate selectively attachable to a work surface, a rotation plate rotatably coupled to the base plate, an alignment plate adjustably coupled to the rotation plate, a stop plate fixedly coupled to the alignment plate, and a support shelf adjustably coupled to the stop plate. The stopping device can be selectively transitioned from an obstructing position, which blocks the end of a workpiece pressed against the stop plate, thereby allowing the repetitive same-length operation to be performed, to a non-obstructing position which provides for unfettered positioning of any workpiece relative to the primary tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Inventor: Brian Douglas
  • Patent number: 8815369
    Abstract: An adhering jig for an adhesive connecting member is provided, in which the adhesive connecting member can be adhered without being broken even if it is twisted during connection of an optical fiber. The adhesive connecting member of the present invention has a tabular member having insertion holes fitting a shape of the optical connector, and an adhesive connecting member having a certain size. The adhesive connecting member has a strongly adhesive layer and non-adhesive layer, and the adhesive connecting member was arranged at a bottom of the insertion hole via the weakly adhesive layer, so that the non-adhesive layer is lower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Tomoegawa Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Hashimoto, Makoto Gotou
  • Patent number: 8695958
    Abstract: A system and method for supporting a workpiece includes a plurality of support assemblies with movable heads. Positional errors are ascertained for the heads based on different positions thereof and used to properly position the heads to support the workpiece. Other inventive aspects are directed to features of the support assemblies and heads thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: PaR Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas E. Marrinan, Côme René-Bazin De Jouy
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8608148
    Abstract: A tool holder (2) defines three stop surfaces (18, 20, 22), which lie in three planes (60, 62, 64), which are perpendicular to each other. A pin (24), which can be lowered into the base body (8) of the tool holder (2) and extended from it, is to be introduced into a receptacle (42) of the tool (4) and comprises a slanted active contact surface (26), which defines a fourth plane (66), which intersects each of the three planes (60, 62, 64) of the tool holder (2) at an acute angle, as a result of which the active pressure surface (26), upon the extension of the pin (24), exerts a force component toward each of the three stop surfaces (18, 20, 22). A corresponding tool (4) and a workstation with the tool holder (2) and the tool (4) attached thereto are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Uhlmann Pac-Systeme GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Reinhold Ruf, Wolfgang Rodi, Hans-Martin Poehler, Uwe Hiller
  • Patent number: 8585029
    Abstract: A clamping device comprising for clamping a plurality of key styles is provided. The clamping device includes a base block and a clamping block rotatably connected to the base block. The clamping block may include a plurality of sides configured to clamp a key between the clamping block and the base block. A sidewinder key clamp may be connected to the clamping device. The sidewinder key clamp may be capable of clamping a first style of key in a horizontal position and clamping a second style of key in a vertical position. The clamping device may further include a multi-faced block with a plurality sides rotatably connected to the clamping block. Each side of the multi-faced block may have a geometry configured to clamp a key between the multi-faced block and the base block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Hy-Ko Products
    Inventor: Richard W. Ryai, Sr.
  • Publication number: 20130270760
    Abstract: A device for laterally positioning a work piece in a milling machine vise includes a clamp configured to engage a top longitudinal lip of a vise jaw via at least one clamp screw. The clamp defines a notch configured to receive a work piece facing inner lip edge and an outer lip edge. The notch comprises a top lip resting face, an outer lip clamping face and an inner lip clamping face adjacent the inner lip edge. The device may also include a stop pin. A protrusion extends from the inner lip clamping face to receive the stop pin parallel to the work piece facing inner lip edge. The protrusion is configured to cantilever the stop pin substantially to below the top lip resting face from the inner lip edge of the vise jaw and enable a milling clearance from the clamp to the work piece via the stop pin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventor: Sean Edward Gordon
  • Publication number: 20130256967
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a body. The apparatus includes a test slot assembly configured to receive and to support a storage device for testing; at least one first vibration management element, disposed between the body and the test slot assembly and configured to disperse a first frequency vibrational energy. The apparatus includes at least one second vibration management element, disposed between the body and the test slot assembly and configured to disperse a second frequency vibrational energy, the first frequency vibrational energy having a first frequency that is above a second frequency of the second frequency vibrational energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: TERADYNE, INC.
    Inventor: Valquirio N. Carvalho
  • Publication number: 20130220068
    Abstract: A method for producing a functional shaft is provided in which a functional element which is provided with a pocket is inserted into a retaining element, a shaft is inserted into the pocket, and a force applied to the functional element while the shaft is being inserted into the pocket is measured. A device for producing a functional shaft and to a functional shaft produced in accordance with the method is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: Neumayer Tekfor Holding GmbH
    Inventor: Neumayer Tekfor Holding GmbH
  • Publication number: 20130193625
    Abstract: A method for installing objects such as cabinets on a vertical surface such as a wall includes the use of a novel support device having an adjustable leg and an upper portion including two vertically spaced support surfaces. Two of the support devices are first placed at a selected height at an angle to the wall for initially supporting the object on a first support surface. The support devices are then sequentially moved to extend between a front portion of the object and the floor so that the object rests on the second support surface thus freeing both hands of the installer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Inventors: Donald E. VanOrden, Robert J. Frye
  • Patent number: 8480067
    Abstract: An improved adjustable work stop device for use in positioning work pieces which for machining purposes are clamped in a vice or other clamping means. The work stop comprises a laterally adjustable base, a flipper mount with flip arm movable in a vertical direction and lockable into desire position thereto, a flip arm with a positioner which is pivotably secured and rotates away from the work piece without scrubbing the work piece surface whereby clearance for machining, work or the like is accomplished on the butted side of the work piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Inventor: Dennis L Furlow
  • Publication number: 20130154175
    Abstract: Process kit components for use with a substrate support of a process chamber are provided herein. In some embodiments, a process kit ring may include a ring shaped body having an outer edge, an inner edge, a top surface and a bottom, wherein the outer edge has a diameter of about 12.473 inches to about 12.479 inches and the inner edge has a diameter of about 11.726 inches to about 11.728 inches, and wherein the ring shaped body has a height of about 0.116 to about 0.118 inches; and a plurality of protrusions disposed on the top surface of the ring shaped body, each of the plurality of protrusions disposed symmetrically about the ring shaped body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventor: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
  • Publication number: 20130152358
    Abstract: A guidance tool guides movement of an adjustment tool toward an adjustment member of an autonomous cruise control (ACC) assembly. The ACC assembly is moveably coupled to a vehicle body, and the adjustment member is adjustable with the adjustment tool to change a position of the ACC assembly relative to the vehicle body. The guidance tool includes an attachment member that removably attaches to the ACC assembly. The guidance tool also includes a guide surface that guides the adjustment tool toward the adjustment member when the attachment member is removably attached to the ACC assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: CHRYSLER GROUP LLC
    Inventor: James B. Formey
  • Publication number: 20130125699
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a shaft, particularly a camshaft, in which the camshaft has a support element and multiple functional elements, each with a recess, and the functional elements are inserted into at least one holder element, and are held immobile in that position, and the support element is inserted into the recesses, also a holder device for manufacturing a camshaft, and a camshaft produced by such a method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: NEUMAYER TEKFOR HOLDING GMBH
    Inventor: NEUMAYER TEKFOR HOLDING GMBH
  • Publication number: 20130049277
    Abstract: A position mechanism includes a base and a telescopable member. The base defines a first receiving cavity. The telescopable member includes a base portion and a protruding portion protruding from a top of the base portion. A step is formed between the base portion and the protruding portion. The base portion is received in the first receiving cavity and capable of sliding in the first receiving cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., FU TAI HUA INDUSTRY (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: FENG-HUA NIE
  • Publication number: 20130032985
    Abstract: A portable workpiece stopping device, attachable to a work surface relative to a primary tool, permitting a repetitive same-length operation to be performed on any number of workpieces, and which allows for interruption of the operation without affecting the essential positioning of the stopping device relative to the primary tool. The stopping device comprises a base plate selectively attachable to a work surface, a rotation plate rotatably coupled to the base plate, an alignment plate adjustably coupled to the rotation plate, a stop plate fixedly coupled to the alignment plate, and a support shelf adjustably coupled to the stop plate. The stopping device can be selectively transitioned from an obstructing position, which blocks the end of a workpiece pressed against the stop plate, thereby allowing the repetitive same-length operation to be performed, to a non-obstructing position which provides for unfettered positioning of any workpiece relative to the primary tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Inventor: Brian Douglas
  • Patent number: 8366091
    Abstract: An automatic stop gauge used in woodworking to facilitate the cutting of multiple workpieces to the same length, or working of the pieces at equal positions along each, quickly and accurately has a plurality of stops, moveably mounted on a beam-like fence, which is in turn aligned with and connected to the existing top fence of a cutting or drilling tool when present “Pin” type stops deploy in succession by means of gravity from holes drilled in the beam at incremental spacings of one or more inter-hole distances. An operator presses a work piece against the beam which retracts one or more of the pins from its stop-defining position projecting from the beam, and with lateral movement of the work piece toward the working member of the tool, as guided by the beam, pins redeploy one at a time, to each provide a new stop position for the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Inventor: Melvin Reggie Harder
  • Patent number: 8303784
    Abstract: A bandoleer of article carriers includes a carrier band, and a plurality of carrier racks connected with a bottom edge of the carrier band each by means of a connecting plate and arranged at regular intervals. Each carrier rack shows a substantially inverted-V shape and has a pair of elastic arms extending downward from two ends of a bottom edge of the connecting plate and gradually inclined away from each other. Two distal ends of the elastic arms protrude oppositely to each other to form a pair of hook portions. Upper portions of two opposite side edges of the connecting plate oppositely protrude sideward to form two blocking portions. Lower portions of the two opposite side edges of the connecting plate oppositely protrude sideward and then are bent towards two opposite directions perpendicular to the plane of the connecting plate to form two lying-L shaped resisting portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chih-Lin Yang
  • Publication number: 20120248675
    Abstract: An automatic stop gauge used in woodworking to facilitate the cutting of multiple workpieces to the same length, or working of the pieces at equal positions along each, quickly and accurately has a plurality of stops, moveably mounted on a beam-like fence, which is in turn aligned with and connected to the existing top fence of a cutting or drilling tool when present “Pin” type stops deploy in succession by means of gravity from holes drilled in the beam at incremental spacings of one or more inter-hole distances. An operator presses a work piece against the beam which retracts one or more of the pins from its stop-defining position projecting from the beam, and with lateral movement of the work piece toward the working member of the tool, as guided by the beam, pins redeploy one at a time, to each provide a new stop position for the workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventor: Melvin Reggie Harder
  • Publication number: 20120149174
    Abstract: A method for thinning and dicing a wafer of electronic circuits, wherein: a thinning step is carried out while the wafer is supported by a first film bonded at the periphery of a support frame; and a dicing step is carried out while the thinned wafer is supported by a second film bonded at the periphery of the same frame from the other surface of the wafer, the first film being unstuck only once the second one is in place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventors: Vincent Jarry, Marc Feron
  • Patent number: 8168057
    Abstract: A method of fluid sealing a workpiece is provided. The method includes providing a force to cause a ring to form a barrier to fluid entry with the workpiece and preventing fluid from crossing the barrier to fluid entry by forming a pressure differential across the barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: NEXX Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur Keigler, Qunwei Wu, Zhenqiu Liu, John Harrell
  • Publication number: 20120098183
    Abstract: A fence assembly includes a fence body having front and rear faces that define a width and top and bottom faces that define a height of the fence body. The fence assembly includes at least one stop assembly, each stop assembly including a stop arm that is moveable from a first position in which the arm overlies one of the faces of the fence body and a second position in which the arm extends away from one of the faces. The fence body has a high-profile position in which the front and rear faces are perpendicular to a table and a low-profile position in which the front and rear faces are parallel with the table. The stop arm overlies one of the front and rear faces when the fence body is in the high-profile position and one of the top and bottom faces when the fence body is in the low-profile position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventor: Tom Benton Sharp
  • Patent number: 8127581
    Abstract: A tool for correcting the twist angle of a turbine blade includes an adaptor configured to engage a tip of the blade, a socket drive configured to engage the adaptor, a first handle connected to a first side of the socket drive, a second handle connected to a second side of the socket drive, and a torque gauge configured to measure a load applied to the blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Ephraim C. Davis, Bryan G. Parrette, Larry D. Cronin
  • Patent number: 8117717
    Abstract: The invention relates to a temporary device (1, 20) for spacing an opening element (6) with respect to a fixed element (3) of the vehicle body comprising a fixing plate for anchoring the device on the fixed element and a body which is connected to the fixing plate and forms an abutment (4) for supporting the opening element, wherein at least one part of the abutment is elastically deformable by forces produced by the opening element in the longitudinal direction thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Exsto Thermoplastiques
    Inventor: Stephane Perche
  • Publication number: 20120014626
    Abstract: To improve corrosion resistance in wet environments, for a martensitic cast steel material obtained at a predetermined composition ratio and martensitic steel casting products, and to provide a martensitic cast steel material that is appropriate for various types of molds and dies, mechanical parts, etc., and a manufacturing method for martensitic steel casting products. Nickel, Ni, of 5 to 10 mass %, silicon, Si, of 0.5 to 5 mass %, manganese, Mn, of 0.01 to 1 mass %, carbon, C, of 0.2 to 2 mass % and a remaining part consisting of iron, Fe, and incidental impurities are employed, and further chromium, Cr, of 1 to 10 mass % is added to obtain a martensitic cast steel material for which a martensitic transformation finish temperature (Mf point) is below freezing. Further, a cast steel material that contains vanadium V of 0.1 to 5 mass % in addition to the above elements of the material is also obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2010
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Applicants: Yugen Kaisha Watanabe Chuzo-sho, Yamagataken
    Inventors: Toshitaka Watanabe, Toru Yamada, Noboru Sato, Satoshi Nakano, Toshiro Matsuki
  • Publication number: 20110266736
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention generally relate to an apparatus and methods for rinsing and drying substrates. One embodiment provides an end effector comprising a body having a contact tip for contacting an edge area of a substrate, wherein the end effector is configured to support the substrate while the substrate is in a rinsing bath and while the substrate is being dried from the rinsing bath, and the contact tip comprises a hydrophilic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Inventors: JOHN S. LEWIS, Michael Biese, Garrett H. Sin, Chidambara A. Ramalingam, Balaji Chandrasekaran, Tak Fan (Kerry) Ling
  • Publication number: 20110084435
    Abstract: An improved adjustable work stop device for use in positioning work pieces which for machining purposes are clamped in a vice or other clamping means. The work stop comprises a laterally adjustable base, a flipper mount with flip arm movable in a vertical direction and lockable into desire position thereto, a flip arm with a positioner which is pivotably secured and rotates away from the work piece without scrubbing the work piece surface whereby clearance for machining, work or the like is accomplished on the butted side of the work piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Inventor: Dennis L. Furlow
  • Publication number: 20110037213
    Abstract: A system and method for supporting a workpiece includes a plurality of support assemblies with movable heads. Positional errors are ascertained for the heads based on different positions thereof and used to properly position the heads to support the workpiece. Other inventive aspects are directed to features of the support assemblies and heads thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Applicant: PaR Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas E. Marrinan, Côme René-Bazin De Jouy
  • Patent number: 7857296
    Abstract: A hinge positioning apparatus includes a base, a first positioning unit, and a second positioning unit. The first positioning unit includes a load-supporting platform, a first locking mechanism, and a plurality of limiting blocks. The load-supporting platform is mounted on the base. The first locking mechanism is movable between a loose position and a locking position. The limiting blocks respectively mounted on the load-supporting platform and the first locking mechanism. The second positioning unit includes two coaxial supports and two second locking mechanism. The supports are mounted on the base adjacent the load-supporting platform, each defines a positioning groove in side surface facing the load-supporting platform. The second locking mechanism are mounted on the supports respectively, configured for maintaining hinges in the positioning grooves. The apparatus is used to position two hinges coaxially on an enclosure of a notebook computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Li-Chin Lu, Jian-Hua Xiang, Yue-Song Wu
  • Publication number: 20100301533
    Abstract: Present invention provides a handy tool that can be used to facilitate welding job, where (second) work objects can be held on by the holding surfaces of the first positioning frame of the welding bracket; the first positioning frame is used to hold on to another (first) work piece between the generally v-shaped swinging foot pieces on the v-frame; the two swinging foot pieces can pivot on respective axle, allowing for adjustment to different size/diameter of first work piece, and the bolt and butterfly nut structure allows adjustment to be made between first positioning piece and the v-frame, for purpose of adapting to welding object of different thickness held on by the holding surfaces on the positioning frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Inventor: Harry Wong
  • Publication number: 20100295225
    Abstract: A method of fluid sealing a workpiece is provided. The method includes placing a workpiece on a ring, engaging at least one engagement feature of the ring with at least one retaining feature defined by the member and flexing the member to provide a force to the at least one engagement feature to cause the ring to form a barrier to fluid entry with the workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2010
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Applicant: NEXX SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: Arthur Keigler, John Harrell, Zhenqiu Liu, Qunwei Wu
  • Patent number: 7819044
    Abstract: A miter saw including a base, a table rotatably attached to the base, a saw assembly movable between a front position and a rear position, and a fence assembly attached to the base, the fence assembly including a fixed fence fixedly attached to the base, a movable fence movably connected to the fixed fence, the movable fence defining a first support plane, and an auxiliary fence disposed behind at least one of the fixed fence and the movable fence, the auxiliary fence defining a second support plane substantially parallel to the first support plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventor: Daryl S. Meredith
  • Patent number: 7815177
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed for aligning and/or retaining pallets to be repaired and/or pallet elements used in repairing pallets. The apparatus comprises a base frame comprising at least one fixed lateral stop member and at least one movable lateral stop member for each bottom deck board member and/or for each connecting block member of a pallet. The movable lateral stop member is adapted to press the particular bottom deck board member and/or the assigned connecting block members against the cooperating fixed lateral stop member, such that the particular bottom deck board member and/or the connecting block members is/are aligned with reference to a line running perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the pallet and retained in that position. Preferably, a movable lateral stop member is assigned to each fixed lateral stop member. Additionally, the apparatus comprises at least one fixed longitudinal stop member and at least one movable longitudinal stop member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: Holliger Paletten Logistik AG
    Inventor: Robert Holliger
  • Publication number: 20100207312
    Abstract: The silicon supporting apparatus includes: a silicon-supporting part for supporting material silicon, which has a plurality of pipes arranged to be spaced apart from each other at predetermined intervals and each having an internal flow path for flowing a cooling medium L; at least one contact-preventing member made of titanium and provided to be contacted with an outer surface of the pipe to prevent the contact between the material silicon and the pipe; and a fixing member made of titanium and fixing the contact-preventing member to the pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2007
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Murai, Toshinori Konaka
  • Publication number: 20100200962
    Abstract: Provided is a method applicable to the production of silicon wafers having crystal orientation <100> or <110> and consisting in specifying wafer-supporting positions on the occasion of heat treatment in a vertical heat treatment furnace as well as a heat treatment jig for use in carrying out that method. It becomes possible to suppress the shear stress which contributes to the extension of the slip generated at each wafer-supporting element contact point as an initiation, suppress slip growth and thus markedly improve the yield of heat-treated silicon wafers. The heat-treated wafer obtained by using the supporting method and the heat treatment jig has few slip, in particular has no long and large slip, and is high in quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2007
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Inventor: Takayuki Kihara
  • Publication number: 20090283947
    Abstract: Tool having a body and at least one jamb-securing finger can be used to install a pre-hung door. The body can be removably attached to a building component about a door opening such as a 2×4, with the finger(s) for holding a jamb component of the pre-hung door. The tool may be intrinsically adjustable. A kit may include the tool, a fastener and/or a spacer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2009
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Inventor: Jerry E. Eschenburg
  • Publication number: 20090137096
    Abstract: A clamp ring includes an abutting part abutting on the entire outer periphery of the main surface of a wafer when the wafer is fixed, and a brim part extending from the upper part of the abutting part to the inside of the wafer and provided so as not to abut on the main surface even when the wafer is fixed. The abutting part includes a first abutting section and a second abutting section, and a width of the first abutting section in a radial direction is greater than the width of the second abutting section in a radial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2008
    Publication date: May 28, 2009
    Applicant: NEC Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Ryuji Tomita
  • Publication number: 20090120255
    Abstract: A micro-adjustable fence device includes a fence and a carriage. The carriage is mounted to the fence, and has a chassis body with a major wall surface that has a longitudinally extending riding route to guide the major wall surface to slidably ride on a guiding rail of a cutting machine. A wheel includes a hub rotatably mounted relative to the chassis body and defining a hub center, and a rim disposed to be shiftable betweena traction gaining position, where the rim frictionally contacts the guiding rail at a tangential point so as to roll thereon, and an idle position, where the rim is disengaged from the guiding rail. The tangential point is in line with an advancing path of the hub center. A biasing member is disposed to bias the hub to move towards the idle position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2007
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Applicant: P&F Brother Industrial Corporation
    Inventor: Kuan-Hui Lee
  • Publication number: 20080284081
    Abstract: A panel is slidable on a table saw by means of a roller assembly which is mounted in a groove in the working surface of the table saw. The panel has two parallel tracks for a pair of fence retainers. The retainers are pivotally connected to a fence and at least one is slidable relative to the fence. The retainers may be immobilized in the tracks and also immobilized relative to the fence. A fence stop supports a work piece on the fence. The fence stop has a head to which an arm is connected. The arm pivots toward and away from a work-piece contacting position. The head may be turned upside down and whether it is upright or upside down determines the distance between the work-piece contacting position and the fence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Inventor: Darrin Eugene Smith
  • Publication number: 20080150244
    Abstract: A sheet handling device for handling large sheets of glass or other sheet material, the device comprising a wheeled trolley having an upright support shaft (2), a carriage movable along the shaft (2) into a selected position, and at least two vacuum grips mounted to the carriage to engage the sheet at positions displaced in the height direction of the sheet. In another embodiment the carriage is movable by operation of a winch. The trolley is normally used in conjunction with a second like trolley so that the vacuum grips of the two trolleys engage the sheet at spaced positions along the length of the sheet. The two trolleys are preferably interconnected by releasable bracing which can be stored on the trolleys for ease of transportation. In a further embodiment there is also disclosed a glass installation guide to facilitate guidance of a large glass sheet into a frame during installation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2004
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Inventor: Ricardo Carlei
  • Publication number: 20080138160
    Abstract: The invention relates to a machining tool holder comprising alignment elements in a housing and clamping elements on the base of the housing, the elements being used to align and clamp a removable cutting tip comprising a lateral slide for the lateral deviation of a pressure force exerted by a screw belonging to the tool holder, the screw being guided such that it abuts obliquely against the lateral slide in order to push the slide, and consequently the tip, back towards a longitudinal alignment side which defines the housing and which serves as an alignment end stop for the associated alignment edge of the tip. In this way, the tip is oriented as desired in order to slide along the longitudinal side and abut against a rear alignment side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2005
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Applicant: SAFETY PRODUCTION
    Inventor: Richard Fouquer
  • Patent number: 7228774
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method and system for providing workpiece positioning for power tools, such as miter saws. The apparatus includes an adjustable positioning device such as a threaded rod. A retention member is connected to the adjustable positioning device. The retention member is capable of pivotally obtaining an extended orientation and a retracted orientation to alternatively contact a workpiece disposed on the power tool deck and to retract into an unobtrusive storage orientation. The apparatus of the present invention allows for proper positioning while permitting ease of use and storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventor: James Timothy Stolzer
  • Patent number: 7175024
    Abstract: A manufacturing carrier has an insert that can be configured and reconfigured for a wide variety components. The carrier has a frame configured to be transported by a conveyor, an insert and at least one positioner. The insert has pin holes arranged in a matrix. The positioner is carried in a pin hole and configured for locating a component at an x axis position, a y axis position, and a z axis position in relation to the insert. The positioner is moveable from the pin hole configured for a component to another pin hole to reconfigure the insert for another component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc
    Inventors: William Fankhauser, Dominique Glauser, Olivier Blandin, Stephane Rohrbach
  • Patent number: 7163364
    Abstract: A clamp for a key cutting machine includes a base portion having opposing shoulders defining an accommodation. A pair of jaws is housed in the accommodation of the base portion for holding a key blank for cutting thereof. At least one of the jaws is movable relative to the other one of the jaws. An adjustable locator device is disposed on at least one of the base portion and the pair of jaws for bringing the key blank into a cutting position. Opposed plates close open ends of the accommodation. One of the plates includes a key insertion aperture for insertion of the key blank between the pair of jaws to identify the key blank as a correct match and prevent the key blank from tipping over.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2007
    Assignee: Bianchi 1770 S.p.A.
    Inventors: Eros Foscan, Ladd-E Urbas
  • Patent number: 7152855
    Abstract: A vise jaw is provided which is configured to support a stop to provide precise and secure positioning of a work piece within a vise in both a primary horizontal direction and in a lateral horizontal direction. The jaw includes at least one slot, preferably in the form of a groove, intersecting with a face of the jaw. A stop is provided, such as in the form of a key, which includes a free portion and a captured portion. The captured portion is contoured to fit within the groove while the free portion extends out of the groove and beyond the face of the jaw. A bore in the key can be aligned with a threaded hole in the groove so that a threaded fastener can secure the key within the groove. The free portion abuts the work and resists lateral motion of the work.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Inventor: Michael R. Martens
  • Patent number: 7146705
    Abstract: A manufacturing cell having a plurality of work stations, where at least one of the work station comprises a metalworking machine, and where at least one metalworking machine is provided with a modular tooling apparatus. The modular tooling apparatus consists of a base having one or more attachment surfaces, and one or more inserts that can be inserted semi-permanently to the attachment surfaces. The attachment surface is typically a pocket in the surface of the base. The insert has a workpiece support feature that can support and/or secure the workpiece into the proper position and orientation for machining. The base, pockets and inserts are configured to provide a characteristic location and orientation for the workpiece relative to the base, and to the metalworking machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Robert Allan Ahti, Christian Dupuis, Larisa Alexandra Elman
  • Patent number: 7015066
    Abstract: A method of making a microelectronic assembly buying restraining a substrate in a fixture at room temperature, placing a flip chip on the substrate so that conductive bumps on the flip chip are aligned with contact pads on the substrate, heating the flip chip, the substrate and the fixture to reflow the conductive bumps on the flip chip, cooling the flip chip, substrate and fixture to solidify the conductive bumps and to mount the flip chip to the substrate, depositing an underfill between the flip chip and the substrate, curing the underfill by heating the flip chip, substrate, underfill and fixture to an elevated temperature, and removing the flip chip mounted substrate from the fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Pei-Haw Tsao, Chender Huang, Jones Wang, Ken Chen
  • Publication number: 20040239025
    Abstract: A rotatably adjustable apparatus for locating geometric references on a workpiece. The present invention provides a housing having a linear actuator for actuating a locating member between an extended position, wherein the locating member engages the workpiece, and a retracted position, wherein the locating member disengages the workpiece. A substantially cylindrical locking member is connected to the locating member and is disposed within the housing. A releasable striker connected to and accessible from outside the housing matingly engages the locking member in a predetermined angular position to provide angular adjustment to the locating member. A sensing device is connected to the housing and senses the position of the locating member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2004
    Publication date: December 2, 2004
    Inventor: Douglas A. Mulder