With Work-underlying Support Patents (Class 269/54.4)
  • Publication number: 20140265098
    Abstract: Lift pins and devices having lift pins are provided. According to an aspect, a lift pin may have a tapered distal portion. According to another aspect, a lift pin may have two portions threadedly engaged with each other. According to yet another aspect, a lift pin may be mounted to a lifting plate with slackness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Christian Himmelsbach, Joachim Hirschler, Helmut Brunner
  • Patent number: 8733749
    Abstract: A method for producing a duct from a planar board having two opposed substantially parallel edges with metal foil facings on opposed major surfaces of the board is disclosed. The method comprises making planar cuts through one of the metal foil facings and at least most of the planar board there below to produce a blank with 3 parallel ā€œV shaped grooves which are parallel to angled edges of the blank. A duct is formed by folding the blank so that the ā€œVā€ shaped grooves form three of the edges of the duct, and the angled edges form the fourth of the edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Inventor: Fran Lanciaux
  • Patent number: 8459627
    Abstract: A strip-shaped protrusion and a corresponding strip-shaped groove are respectively configured at a first holder and a second holder of an APR plate device, such that as an APR plate is clamped by the first holder and the second holder via their clamping surfaces, the strip-shaped protrusion and the strip-shaped groove further push and slightly deform the APR plate for enhancement of the clamping toward the APR plate, thereby preventing problems of buckling or tearing of the APR plate due to insufficient clamping force of the holders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Chunghwa Picture Tubes, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chin-Tsai Chan, Chiang-Che Chang, Shen-You Yeh
  • 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: 8347811
    Abstract: A system is provided that is capable of supporting an object during application of surface coating that would enable access to multiple surfaces of the object while minimizing the impact on any surface that has not dried. The system provides stable support for the object during the application process and allows the coatings of all surfaces to dry with minimal effect on the coated surface. The system comprises a plurality of support units. Each support unit comprises a base portion and a contact portion. Each base portion is adapted to rest stably upon a work platform and contact portion is adapted to contact an underside of the object during application of surface coating. The plurality of support units together supports the object above the work platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Michael Bucci
  • Publication number: 20110198790
    Abstract: An apparatus for mounting a coordinate positioning apparatus accessory, such as a tool setter, to the workpiece mounting surface of a coordinate positioning apparatus, the workpiece mounting surface having a slot formed in it. The apparatus includes an insert for inserting into the slot of the workpiece mounting surface, and a mount attachable to a coordinate positioning apparatus accessory. The insert includes structure to fix the insert within the slot; the insert is substantially contained within the slot when inserted therein. The mount includes at least one protruding member for engaging the insert when contained within the slot, thereby fixing the mount, and therefore any coordinate positioning apparatus accessory attached to the mount, to the workpiece mounting surface of the coordinate positioning apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: RENISHAW PLC
    Inventors: Keith Ronald, John Philip Laurence Taylor
  • Patent number: 7559147
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a portable framing fixture for fabricating wall frames. Pneumatically controlled clamping mechanisms retain and locate various components of a frame wall. Spring loaded locator pins allow for variations in openings in the frame wall and allow for various frame wall designs. An offloading system allows for removal of completed frame walls from the portable framing fixture. The portable framing fixture is mounted onto a wheeled axle assembly to allow for easy transportation of the portable framing fixture to different job sites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2009
    Inventor: Timothy Fleeman
  • Patent number: 7556246
    Abstract: There is provided a method for unloading an object vacuum-chucked on a mounting table having one or more gas flow paths opened at one or more locations on the mounting table, including the steps of (a) turning off a vacuum-chucking of the object vacuum-chucked via the gas flow paths; (b) lifting the object from the mounting table by using an object lifting unit; and (C) supplying a gas between the mounting table and the object during the step (b) via at least one of the gas flow paths. Further, there is also provided a program storage medium storing therein a computer executable program for executing the unloading method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventor: Masaru Suzuki
  • Patent number: 7007361
    Abstract: A mold fixture 20 for safe and efficient extraction, insertion and storage of mold inserts 26, 28 is provided. The mold fixture 20 includes a lower receiving area 24 for fixedly receiving a lower mold insert 28, an upper receiving area 22 for fixedly receiving an upper mold insert 26. The mold fixture 20 facilitates insertion or extraction of the upper and lower mold inserts 26, 28 into/from a molding machine 1 in a safe and secure manner. Furthermore, the upper and lower mold inserts 26, 28 can be securely stored within the mold fixture 20 at a storage location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2006
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Mark L. La Forest, Christopher S. Wahlers, Roger L. Klinedinst
  • Patent number: 6604326
    Abstract: A holder comprising a rigid base bar having a pin end and a stabilizing end; a rigid stabilizing bar having a base end and an opposite end, with the base end of the rigid stabilizing bar being rigidly attached to the stabilizing end of the rigid base bar, and extending perpendicular to the rigid base bar; two nails being each having a head end and a pointed end, with the head end of the each nail being rigidly attached to separate points along the rigid stabilizing bar, and with the pointed end of the each nail being extended perpendicular to the rigid stabilizing bar and parallel with the rigid base bar and toward the perpendicular direction of the rigid base bar; and the rigid base bar having a bore through it in a direction parallel with the length of the rigid stabilizing bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2003
    Inventor: James Cooper Noble
  • Patent number: 6374508
    Abstract: A method and arrangement for lifting lowering and centering a substrate on a surface employs lift pins have conical tips. A capture range is provided by the conical tips to capture and center misaligned wafers. One or more of the pins are inclined in certain embodiments to enhance the alignment capability of the lift pins. The inclined lift pins, when retracting into a support member at an angle, move a supported substrate horizontally into proper alignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2002
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Yudovsky, Kenneth Tsai, Ilya Perlov, Eugene Gantvarg