With Means To Drive Pin Into Work Patents (Class 269/54.1)
  • Patent number: 9351763
    Abstract: An external fixation system and method for realigning, compressing or distracting broken bones has a planar ring element with an adjustable device having a body releasably mounted on the ring element. The adjustable device includes a first member for movement in a direction generally perpendicular to the ring element. A second member is mounted on the first member for movement in a direction parallel to the first member and with respect to a circumference of the planar ring element. The method includes inserting a k-wire through a first piece of bone and affixing the k-wire to the ring element. Then inserting a second k-wire through a second piece of bone and affixing the k-wire to the adjustable device second member. The pieces of bone are realigned, compressed or distracted by adjusting at least one of a first and second adjustable members forming the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Stryker European Holdings I, LLC
    Inventors: Yves Stephane Crozet, Gurvinderjit Singh Walia, Manoj Kumar Singh
  • Patent number: 8726477
    Abstract: One or more support elements radially extend through one or more openings defined in a turbine engine casing and are configured to centralize and at least partially support a rotor assembly of the engine during an engine disassembly or assembly procedure. The support elements are configured to transfer any rotor assembly weight loads to an engine casing while a bearing support of the rotor assembly is absent or removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.
    Inventors: Joseph Swiderski, Scott Smith, Lawrence Marshall
  • Patent number: 8590874
    Abstract: A fixing structure (10) of a distribution member has a plurality of pins provided on one of an annular distribution member and a stator in a predetermined arrangement relation in the circumferential direction, and a plurality of holes provided in the other one of the annular distribution member and the stator so that the plurality of pins are fitted thereinto, respectively. In the fixing structure, each pin and a corresponding hole form one fitting set and the tightening margin of each fitting set has a different value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kei Sasaki
  • Patent number: 8403315
    Abstract: A system for retaining a film on a single-piece frame includes a frame having a shape with a center open area larger than the film, the frame comprising a plurality of fingers on the frame extending into the open area, and a barb positioned on an end of each of the plurality of fingers, wherein the barbs retain the film. The system also includes an end effecter comprising a first and second plurality of vacuum line openings, wherein the end effecter holds onto the film with the first plurality of vacuum line openings and holds onto the frame with the second plurality of vacuum line openings, wherein the end effecter picks up the film with the first plurality of vacuum line openings and presses the film onto the frame, wherein pressing the film onto the frame will retain the film on the barbs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Alta Devices, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan Stuart Frankel
  • Patent number: 8256754
    Abstract: A lift pin is provided for manipulating a substrate above a support surface of a substrate support and uniformly transferring heat from the substrate support to the substrate. The lift pin includes a pin shaft. The pin shaft includes a cross-section having at least three equal edges and round corners configured alternatively. A pin head is an end portion of the pin shaft, wherein the pin head has a convex support surface larger than the cross-section of the pin shaft. A flat portion is disposed on a central area of the convex support surface for directly contacting the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander N. Lerner, Mehran Behdjat, Paula Valdivia
  • Patent number: 8191453
    Abstract: A specimen slicing guide for use in slicing a biopsy specimen taken from a human patient or an animal patient includes a base extending in a longitudinal direction. A plurality of needles extends substantially perpendicularly to the base and the needles are spaced along the longitudinal direction of the base. Two specimen slicing guides are coupled via at least one link, which is adapted to allow an adjustable spacing of the two specimen slicing guides in a parallel relationship. A method of cutting a biopsy specimen includes fixing the biopsy specimen relative to a support surface using the needles of two, parallel-arranged specimen slicing guides, inserting a cutting tool between corresponding needle gap pairs and then downwardly moving the cutting tool under guidance of adjacent needles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Inventor: Shu Ichihara
  • Patent number: 7975580
    Abstract: A method for the operation of a panel placement system for punching presses wherein a feed slide is moved between the punching die of the punching press and a transfer position located in front of the punching press. A first connection mechanism of the feed slide, in the transfer position, seizes a panel in the rear area to advance it stepwise through the punching press in response to the cycle of said punching press, wherein the panel is gripped exclusively from above in a rear edge area which is located between the rear edge and the surfaces to be punched out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Saeta GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Stefan Haar
  • Publication number: 20100270720
    Abstract: A fixing structure (10) of a distribution member has a plurality of pins provided on one of an annular distribution member and a stator in a predetermined arrangement relation in the circumferential direction, and a plurality of holes provided in the other one of the annular distribution member and the stator so that the plurality of pins are fitted thereinto, respectively. In the fixing structure, each pin and a corresponding hole form one fitting set and the tightening margin of each fitting set has a different value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2008
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kei SASAKI
  • Patent number: 7722608
    Abstract: A portable surgical workstation for implant formation comprising a base with a central planar section. The central planar section has a plurality of tracks and a throughgoing slot with a recessed stepped surrounding surface formed on a bottom surface of the central planar section. A vise assembly mounted to the base comprises a fixed jaw member secured to the base, a traveling jaw member moveably mounted to the base and a fixed drive housing mounted to the base. The traveling jaw member has a plurality of rail members adapted to be slidably mounted in the central planar section tracks. The fixed drive housing has a threaded longitudinal bore which receives a threaded drive shaft, one end of the drive shaft being secured in the traveling jaw member to transport the traveling jaw members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation
    Inventors: Anton J. Steiner, James Shock, Paul J. Mulhauser, Karl D. Kirk, III
  • Patent number: 6910684
    Abstract: In an embodiment of the present invention, a fixture bolt assembly is disclosed. The fixture bolt assembly includes a fixture housing that defines a bore therethrough and a cavity. A securement member is disposed through the bore and the cavity. A retaining member is disposed on the securement member and within the cavity of the fixture housing. In an embodiment for a method in accordance with the present invention, a method of mounting a securement member on a fixture housing is disclosed. The method includes the steps of disposing the securement member through a bore and cavity defined by the fixture housing. A retaining member is disposed on the securement member within the cavity of the fixture housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2005
    Assignee: Mann & Hummel GmbH
    Inventors: Charles Rupert, Drew Deters
  • Patent number: 6787382
    Abstract: A method for singulating a substrate containing semiconductor components is performed using a nest for holding the substrate, a prestage alignment base for aligning the substrate during a prestage alignment step, and a vacuum cutting base for holding the nest and the substrate during a cutting step. The prestage alignment base includes locator pins configured to engage locator openings on the substrate to align the substrate on the nest. As the cutting base does not include the locator pins, the cutting step can be performed without saw scrap collecting on the locator pins. A system for performing the method includes the nest and the prestage alignment base having the locator pins configured to engage the locator openings on the substrate. The system also includes the sawing base which includes pedestals with vacuum conduits for holding the substrate stationary on the nest for sawing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason C. Wing, Gregory M. Chapman
  • Patent number: 6315878
    Abstract: The present invention provides optimized designs that allow the coverage of the full surface of a receiving face in a substrate while at the same time reducing material deposition on the edge of the substrate, material deposition on and/or scratching of the backside of the substrate. While the methods and apparatus of the invention are described within the framework of aluminum deposition chambers, it is contemplated that the invention will be equally effective in all other semiconductor processing chambers where avoiding edge and/or backside deposition, scratching, and/or sticking may be desirable. The invention provides a support member having a deposit collection channel with slanted walls to trap deposit particles that do not depose of the substrate thus preventing deposition and sticking in the backside of a processed substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2001
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Nalin Patadia, Charles Carlson