Holder Mounted For Movement Patents (Class 269/55)
  • Patent number: 9610694
    Abstract: Device for handling objects in a glove box comprising a carriage (2) to support the objects to be handled, a base (6) relative to which the carriage (2) can be moved along a horizontal axis (X), means of driving the carriage (2) along the first axis (X), these drive means comprising an electric motor (14) arranged such that its drive shaft is orthogonal to the axis (X) and projects opposite the base (6), a transmission shaft (18) parallel to the motor (14), a rack (22) fixed to the base (6) along the axis (X) and a pinion (24) directly fixed in rotation to the transmission shaft (18) and engaging with the rack (22), a transmission belt (20) mechanically connecting the drive shaft of the motor (14) to the transmission shaft (18), the electric motor (14) being declutchable and the carriage possibly being moved manually along the axis (X).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: AREVA NC
    Inventors: Patrice Duval, Jean-Jacques Marchal, Luc Collette
  • Patent number: 9574606
    Abstract: Embodiments of a thrust bearing that may be used with a crankshaft of a HVAC compressor, particularly a HVAC compressor with a vertical or near-vertical placed crankshaft (e.g. a scroll compressor) are provided. The thrust bearing may generally include a bearing header and an insert. The insert may include an insert surface, which is configured to interact with a shaft surface of the crankshaft. The insert surface of the insert may include surface features that may help create flow behavior of the lubricant by a relative motion between the shaft surface of the crankshaft and the insert surface of the insert. The flow behavior of the lubricant may help separate the insert surface of the insert and the shaft surface of the crankshaft by the lubricant in operation to form the bearing, such as a hydrodynamic bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: TRANE INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Michael Gerard Benco, Mark W. Harrison
  • Patent number: 9476452
    Abstract: An automatic transmission includes: a torque converter; a stator in the torque converter; and a thrust washer adjacent the stator. The thrust washer includes a circulation circuit formed in the washer to facilitate fluid movement from one side of the washer to another side of the washer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Diana Placha
  • Patent number: 9272372
    Abstract: A welding spinner has a base; a wheel with a mounting face for an implement to be welded; and a cam arm laterally connecting the wheel to the base and mounted to rotate between the base and the wheel to adjust the height of the wheel relative to the base. A method of using the welding spinner includes rotating the cam arm relative to the base to adjust the height of the wheel relative to the base. A counterweight device and a removable chuck are disclosed and may be used with a welding spinner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: 1202858 Alberta Ltd.
    Inventor: Trevor Darren Gaudreault
  • Patent number: 9171565
    Abstract: The present invention relates a method of producing a data storage medium comprising the steps of: a) coating a layer comprising a polymer material onto at least a part of a template surface thereby to obtain a modified template surface; b) clamping the modified template surface produced in step (a) with a target surface thereby to obtain an assembly; and c) introducing a liquid to an environment of the assembly obtained in step (b) thereby to transfer the layer comprising the polymer material of the modified template surface onto at least an adjacent region on the target surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Urs T. Duerig, Bernd W. Gotsmann, Armin W. Knoll
  • Patent number: 9138829
    Abstract: A pipe welding fixture is disclosed herein. The pipe welding fixture includes a body portion. The pipe welding fixture also includes a first support segment fixedly engaged with the body portion and defining a first support surface extending in a first arc in a first plane. The pipe welding fixture also includes a second support segment fixedly engaged with the body portion and defining a second support surface extending in a second arc in a second plane. The first plane and the second plane are transverse with respect to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Inventor: Robert David Reid
  • Patent number: 9134557
    Abstract: The present invention provides a back frame of a flat panel display device. The back frame includes at least two assembling pieces. The at least two assembling pieces are joined to form the back frame. The back frame further includes a bracing piece that is fixed to the assembling pieces, wherein the assembling pieces are mountable to at least two different positions of the bracing piece in a lengthwise direction of the bracing piece and the bracing piece is mountable to at least two different positions of the assembling pieces in a lengthwise direction of the assembling piece. The present invention also provides a backlight system. The back frame and the backlight system of the flat panel display device of the present invention have a simple structure of mold for the back frame, reduce the cost of back frame mold, save the material used for back frame, and thus lower down the manufacturing cost of flat panel display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jia-He Cheng, Chong Huang, Yi-Cheng Kuo, Yu-Chun Hsiao
  • Publication number: 20150137439
    Abstract: The present invention is panel carrier for transporting and supporting a panel. The panel carrier includes a frame and a support leg pivotally mounted to the frame. The leg is pivotal between a transport position and a working position. A support surface is provided and is pivotally mounted to the frame. The support surface is pivotal between a transport position and a working position. A panel can be positioned upon the support surface when the support surface and the support leg are in the transport position and thereafter, the support surface and the support leg can be pivoted to the working position to support the panel generally perpendicular to the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Russell Bransford
  • Publication number: 20150123334
    Abstract: A multiple-function clamping device includes a rotary base having an annular groove in the top thereof and scale marks are marked along in inclined surface of the rotary base. A positioning unit includes a first positioning member and a second positioning member. The positioning unit is located in the annular groove to form a linear slot. The first positioning member has a first alignment line and multiple linear marks. A vise has two side slots defined in two sides thereof so as to form an engaging portion which is engaged with the linear slot between the first and second positioning members. The vise further has a second alignment line located corresponding to the linear scale marks of the first positioning member. The vise can be moved linearly or rotatably so as to meet different requirements when machining an object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: VERTEX MACHINERY WORK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: HAN-NUNG HUANG
  • Patent number: 9022371
    Abstract: Kit of improved accessories suitable for automated storage structures (20) comprising an automatic clamping system adapted to lock in position workpieces stored during transport on a truck, plant conveyor or any other vehicle and supporting elements (11) for the workpieces stored each formed by bending of iron wire according to the workpiece profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Ferrinox Automotive SRO
    Inventor: Maria Rosaria Seghezzi
  • Patent number: 9022372
    Abstract: A panel jig apparatus is provided which has first moving units that are respectively installed at the left and right sides of a base frame, and selectively reciprocate a first sliding plate provided on top of the base frame leftward and rightward on the base frame. Likewise, the second moving units are respectively installed at the front and rear sides of the base frame, and selectively reciprocate a second sliding plate provided on top of the base frame forward and rearward on the base frame. The first support units are movable leftward and rightward on the base frame by the respective first sliding plates, and movable upward and downward by an ascending and descending means so as to support a panel. The second support units are movable forward and rearward on the base frame by the second sliding plates, and provided to support the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Jung Whan Yeum
  • Patent number: 9022373
    Abstract: The slide operation-type dovetail groove sliding stage may include a sliding lock screw for locking sliding of a sliding component, by causing the screw to abut on an inverted triangle-shaped protrusion, provided on a sidewall of a sliding component approximately parallel to a sliding direction and coupled to the sliding component, to bring the protrusion into contact with a dovetail of the fixed component and by tightening the screw. The sliding lock screw may be used as a sliding adjustment screw for performing fine adjustment of a degree of sliding of the sliding component with respect to the fixed component by adjusting an amount of rotation of the screw which abuts on the protrusion to bring it into contact with the dovetail of the sliding component, and a driving means which an operator grasps to perform an operation of sliding the sliding component to a desired position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Miruc Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroaki Muramatsu
  • Patent number: 9015954
    Abstract: A frame assembly for simulating topography of an existing wall portion provides points of adjustment behind a wallboard panel mounted to the frame assembly. In this manner imperfections in an existing wall can be replicated to facilitate cabinet or countertop installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventor: Kent G. West
  • Patent number: 9016677
    Abstract: A loading container (10) for a washing machine (60) comprises a containing body (12) to support and position objects to be washed inside the washing machine (60) or washing devices (20, 22) containing the objects to be washed. The container (10) also comprises a base body (14), located below the containing body (12), and a rotation unit (45) to connect rotatably the base body (14) and the containing body (12) so as to allow a selective reciprocal angular positioning of the containing body (12) and the base body (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Steelco SpA
    Inventor: Ottorino Casonato
  • Patent number: 9016676
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an adjusting device of wafer machine, which includes a rotary adjustment assembly that is rotatable to cause the rotation of a rod so as to displace a support block thereby elevating or lowering a support post. A balance board is thus caused to move a wafer substrate so as to realize balancing of wafer through the support post, whereby efficient adjustment of the wafer machine to a balanced position can be achieved without extra expense of time in adjustment operation and thus accelerating the time of manufacturing process and providing extremely high precision and further effectively reducing the potential risk of damage caused by over-adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventor: Yung-Chiu Huang
  • Patent number: 9011632
    Abstract: A support disk fixing apparatus which includes an upper surface to which a wafer is bonded, a lower surface, a cylindrical side surface between the upper surface and the lower surface, and a chamfered portion between the upper surface and the side surface, includes a base upon which the support disk is placed; and a fixture that is provided on the base, and that has a first surface that abuts against the side surface of the support disk and covers the side surface of the support disk, and a second surface that abuts against the chamfered portion of the support disk and covers the chamfered portion of the support disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Taichi Yoshida
  • Patent number: 9005715
    Abstract: A system and method of painting parts of large dimensions that present a certain amount of flexibility that makes their shape geometrically unstable in the event of being moved. The surface of a part is moved in front of a paint spray device by an arm of a robot, while the spray device remains stationary relative to the robot and while the part is being deformed. Other elements include a gripper for gripping parts of large dimensions, the gripper being adapted to implement the method; an installation; and a booth for performing surface treatment of parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Compagnie Plastic Omnium
    Inventor: David Tresse
  • Publication number: 20150091231
    Abstract: A stage device includes an interference mirror extending in an X-axis direction and first through third flexure structures configured to restrict the interference mirror. The first flexure structure restricts the interference mirror in a Y-axis direction and a Z-axis direction. The second flexure structure restricts the interference mirror in the Y-axis direction and the Z-axis direction. The third flexure structure restricts the interference mirror in the X-axis direction and the Z-axis direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: SANG-WOOK PARK, OUI-SERG KIM, SANG-DON JANG
  • Publication number: 20150093100
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide a thermal processing apparatus with a heat source and a rotating substrate support opposite the heat source, the rotating substrate support comprising a support member with a light blocking member. The light blocking member may be an encapsulated component, or may be movably disposed inside the support member. The light blocking member may be opaque and/or reflective, and may be a refractory metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Joseph M. RANISH
  • Patent number: 8992178
    Abstract: In order to increase safety, flexibility and simplicity when handling a wind turbine nacelle compared to known solutions and devices, there is disclosed a wind turbine nacelle including a supporting structure, a nacelle housing and a plurality of handling devices to be used when handling the wind turbine nacelle. The four handling devices are connected to the supporting structure, and each of the handling devices includes an integrated moveable part. The integrated moveable part is moveable between a first position and a second position, and the integrated moveable part is inside or is flush with the nacelle housing in the first position and is extending out of the nacelle housing in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Vestas Wind Systems A/S
    Inventor: Gunnar Kamp Storgaard Pedersen
  • Patent number: 8985565
    Abstract: A pipe fitting system to fit a selected one of one or more pipes, one or more flanges and one or more fittings that includes one or more fitting cradles, a fitting rest with a pair of apertures, the fitting rest is removably secured to the bottom fitting bed and a plurality of cinch chains each with a first end, the cinch chains are used to secure one or more fitting cradles to a fitting beam. The system also includes a high tensile steel racquet wrench to loosen and to tighten the bolts of the pipe fitting system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: Robert Mann
  • 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: 20150069691
    Abstract: A rotary cutting mat is provided wherein the coupling portion penetrates the axle hole of the bottom board, and the end surface of the coupling portion is mated with the mating surface of the cutting mat, such that the expanded portion is located into the expanded opening of the bottom board, and also abutted onto the abutting wall. In this way, the bottom board is securely limited at one side of the cutting mat, such that the bottom board and cutting mat are abutted tightly. Hence, no disengagement or peeling-off may occur no matter how the user intends to adjust or overturn the cutting mat, thus improving greatly the stability of rotary adjustment, ease-of-operation and applicability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Chi-Jen CHEN
  • Patent number: 8976336
    Abstract: A lithographic apparatus is described that comprises a support structure to hold an object. The object may be a patterning device or a substrate to be exposed. The support structure comprises a chuck, on which the object is supported, and an array of shear-compliant elongated elements normal to the chuck and the stage, such that first ends of the elongated elements contact a surface of the chuck and second ends of the elongated elements contact a stage. Through using the array of elongated elements, a transfer of stress between the stage and the chuck is substantially uniform, resulting in minimization of slippage of the object relative to the surface of the chuck during a deformation of the chuck due to the stress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: ASML Holding N.V.
    Inventors: Samir A. Nayfeh, Mark Edd Williams, Justin Matthew Verdirame
  • Patent number: 8967605
    Abstract: [Problem] A carrier assembly apparatus which is able to be streamlined in structure is provided. [Solution] The carrier assembly apparatus 1 comprises: an assembly table 31 which supports a base member 70 on which a die 90 is placed, a holding head 46 which holds a cover member 80, a pressure reduction head 44 which has a pressure reduction chamber 443 accommodating the cover member 80 and having an opening part 444 and which abuts against the assembly table 31 so as to form a sealed space, a first elevating actuator 43 which simultaneously move the holding head 46 and the pressure reduction head 44 to the assembly table 31, and a second elevating actuator 47 which moves the holding head 46 relative to the pressure reduction head 44.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Advantest Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshinari Kogure
  • Patent number: 8960656
    Abstract: The device is used to retain workpieces, has a tong-like design, and is provided with two tong arms. The tong arms are retained by a tong base and can be arranged at least in an open position and in a closed position. The tong base is retained by a main element. When a specified actuating force is applied, the tong base is released and can be pivoted relative to the main element within a certain range. Respectively one movable counter-element is arranged adjacent to two lateral surfaces of the tong base. The counter-elements are retained in a starting position by means of at least one spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: KHS Corpoplast GmbH
    Inventors: Rolf Baumgarte, Frank Lewin, Michael Litzenberg, Michael Linke
  • Publication number: 20150014909
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to a portable machining apparatus comprising: a frame, a rotary table operatively coupled to the frame; a cross slide operatively coupled to the frame; and wherein the cross slide is configured for operative coupling to live tooling, wherein the live tooling may be adjustable in one or more axes by adjusting the frame or the cross slide for machining a component secured to the rotary table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: John VanNess Andrews, JR., Robert C. Grice, Earl Harry Cooper, David Rycyk
  • Patent number: 8919219
    Abstract: A precision equipment having: a base; a table supported by the base; a tubular rod connected to a side of the table via a joint; a drive mechanism that moves the rod forward and backward; and a laser interferometer that detects displacement of the table relative to the base. The joint is provided by a supplying-discharging static-pressure joint and includes: a movement surface that is connected to the table and is orthogonal to a moving direction of the table; a drive surface that is connected to the rod and faces the movement surface; and a fluid supply channel supplying fluid to a static-pressure clearance between the movement surface and the drive surface. The laser interferometer includes a laser path having an optical axis along the moving direction passing through the inside of the rod of which a pressure is reduced and the drive surface and reflect on the movement surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Mitutoyo Corporation
    Inventor: Hisayoshi Sakai
  • Publication number: 20140366363
    Abstract: A carrier device (10) is for handling a lens (12) which is received therein and which has a lateral edge (21), in particular for handling an eyeglass lens (12) in a machining or finishing process. The carrier device (10) comprises a main body (14) and has a connecting member (24) for releasably connecting the main body (14) to the received lens (12). The connecting member (24) forms, with the main body (14), a protective cover (15) surrounding the lateral edge (21) of the received lens (12) and a surface (30) of the received lens (12) directed toward the main body (14). The connecting member (24) is releasably connected to the main body (14).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Ralf Meschenmoser, Joerg Puetz, Thomas Schirle, Norbert Kurz
  • Patent number: 8911282
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a base, a table rotatable on the base, and a plurality of arms extending above the table's top surface and extending laterally for supporting differently sized cylindrical objects above the top surface. An adjustment mechanism simultaneously adjusts the arms rotationally, such that the ends of the arms can be automatically adjusted to support any one of the differently sized objects without further change. A controller is programmed to automatically control the adjustment mechanism. The adjustment mechanism includes a center gear connected to planetary gears on each of the arms, and a center shaft that extends upwardly through a tubular drive shaft, the center shaft being movable between a lowered position where the arms are locked to the table and a raised position where the center gear is fixed to the base such that the arms adjust position when the table is rotated by its drive mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Progressive Surface, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary E. Mulder, Gary L. Vander Stel
  • Patent number: 8905390
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus for clamping a panel comprising: a base frame; first movable units mounted on left and right portions of the base frame and adapted to reciprocate first sliding plates between the left and right; second movable units mounted on front and rear portions of the base frame between the first movable units and adapted to reciprocate second sliding plates between the front and rear; first clamping units movable between the left and right through the first sliding plates, and movable upward and downward through first vertically-movable means; a second clamping unit movable between the front and rear through the second sliding plate and movable upward and downward through second vertically-movable means; and a third clamping unit movable between the front and rear through the second sliding plate and movable upward and downward through third vertically-movable means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Jung Whan Yeum
  • Patent number: 8905387
    Abstract: A magnetic worktable includes a worktable body and a plurality of magnetic devices disposed at a worktable body. Positions of the magnetic devices at the worktable body are variable. The magnetic devices are electrically connected to each other via a circuit, such that the magnetic devices can generate a magnetic attraction force when magnetized. The total area of the magnetic devices accounts for a small portion of the worktable body area, allowing a user to change the arrangement and quantity of the magnetic devices by modularization and according to the shape and processing method of a workpiece. Therefore, any workpieces can be fixed to the magnetic devices by magnetic attraction. Accordingly, the magnetic worktable incurs a low manufacturing cost and advantageously features high practicability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Earth-Chain Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Richard Wang
  • Patent number: 8905388
    Abstract: A block piece for holding a spectacle lens blank has a basic body with a workpiece mounting face portion against which the workpiece can be blocked with a blocking material, and a clamping portion via which the blocked workpiece can be fixed in a machine/apparatus for processing it. The basic body is made substantially of a material having a defined low water absorption and/or is sealed to at least reduce outgassing of water moisture under vacuum conditions, so that the block piece can be used also in vacuum coating processes. Alternatively or in addition, the clamping portion is constructed to be clamped by forces directed essentially perpendicular to the radial direction to cancel out each other and not deform the basic body, and/or the workpiece mounting face portion is provided with a predetermined amount of prism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Satisloh AG
    Inventors: Frank Breme, Laurent Jordi, Edward McPherson, Stefan Schäfer, Marc Savoie
  • Patent number: 8908300
    Abstract: An apparatus for clamping and handling an ophthalmic lens (A) in one or a plurality of stations throughout a manufacturing process, comprising: a main actuator (5); a loading platform (3) on which the lens is laid down with its concave surface downwards; a grip composed of two arms (1, 2) for clamping the lens on its edge, a first arm (1) being bound to said main actuator (5) and a second arm (2) being guided so that to allow for a movement parallel to the main actuator displacement; a first means for attracting the second arm (2) towards the first arm (1) so that to close the grip onto the lens edge; a second means (8) for blocking the second arm (2) at a fixed position when the first arm (1) is moved to a rest position so that to open the grip; holding fingers (6) mounted on at least one of the first arm (1) and the second arm (2) and partly sliding along parallel grooves (4) machined in said platform (3), said grooves (4) being also parallel to the actuator displacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Automation & Robotics S.A.
    Inventor: Christian Laurent
  • Patent number: 8905817
    Abstract: An air-actuated clamping assembly that is quickly actuated to secure a workpiece in place during machining operations, such as on a waterjet machine. The clamping operation is completed within seconds after a workpiece is placed (for example, when used in conjunction with a waterjet machine) onto the waterjet machine slats. The system greatly minimizes set-up time, allows for an adjustable clamping force, allows for one operator to set up workpieces, keeps the workpiece firmly in place and prevents movement during the machining process, is adaptable to various waterjet brands and models, and is air-actuated so that typical “house air” can be utilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Penn United Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Eugene N. Rowe, Daryl L. Vettori
  • Publication number: 20140353895
    Abstract: A carrying apparatus is fixed on a base for carrying a printed circuit board (PCB). The carrying apparatus comprises a carrying mechanism for receiving the PCB and a positioning mechanism mounted on the base. The carrying mechanism is received in the positioning mechanism and is capable of detaching from the positioning mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicants: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD ., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: TAO ZHAO
  • Patent number: 8899889
    Abstract: A table unit for a machine tool includes a tilting table provided on a base and configured to be swingably indexable around a horizontal axis, a rotary table provided on the tilting table and configured to be rotatably indexable around a vertical axis orthogonal to the horizontal axis, and at least one motor disposed in the tilting table and configured to be driven to rotate the rotary table. An axis of a motor shaft of the motor is arranged in a plane formed by the horizontal axis and the vertical axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Okuma Corporation
    Inventor: Makoto Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20140346724
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a vacuum treatment installation having carousel carriers, in which the carousel drive is arranged on the wall that is located opposite the door of the vacuum treatment installation. In this way, the coupling of the carousel of the carousel carrier to the carousel drive is ensured without any further mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Oerlikon Trading AG, Trubbach
    Inventor: Juergen Gwehenberger
  • Patent number: 8888083
    Abstract: A movement device includes: a linear motor including a mover and a stator and moving a movement body including the mover in one axial direction; a rotational motor having a rotor and included in the movement body; and a control device. The rotation axis of the rotor passes through the center of gravity of the movement body and intersects a plane including the center of gravity and the path of movement of the mover. The control device controls the rotation of the rotor so that the counter rotational torque which compensates at least a part of rotational torque acting on the movement body due to the movement of the mover is generated in the rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Sodick Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Akio Hosaka
  • Patent number: 8888086
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for protecting a surface of interest from particle contamination, and particularly, during transitioning of the surface between atmospheric pressure and vacuum. The apparatus includes a chamber configured to receive the surface, and a protector plate configured to reside within the chamber with the surface, and inhibit particle contamination of the surface. A support mechanism is also provided suspending the protector plate away from an inner surface of the chamber. The support mechanism holds the protector plate within the chamber in spaced, opposing relation to the surface to provide a gap between the protector plate and the surface which presents a diffusion barrier to particle migration into the gap and onto the surface, thereby inhibiting particle contamination of the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Sematech, Inc.
    Inventor: Abbas Rastegar
  • Patent number: 8881359
    Abstract: A machine tool assembling apparatus and a method of assembling a machine tool using the machine tool assembling apparatus are provided. The machine tool assembling apparatus includes a table, a first support mechanism having an arm which is swingable toward and away from the table, and a second support mechanism. The first support mechanism is disposed between the table and the second support mechanism. The first support mechanism is rotated to bring the arm into facing relation to either the table or the second support mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryosuke Matsuoka, Jun Sugikawa, Masashi Yamaguchi, Takaki Nakajima
  • Publication number: 20140319748
    Abstract: A pre-production assembly of a semi-finished ophthalmic lens with a prismatic holding block and a method for producing such pre-production assembly, the method may include receiving as input pre-collected data about typical values of calculated prism for lens with different parameters; and according to the received input, producing a pre-production assembly of semi-finished ophthalmic lens with prismatic holding block. The pre-production assembly may include a semi-finished ophthalmic lens having one face finished with a base curvature; and a block assembly attached to the finished face of said lens, the block assembly having a connector to mount the semi-finished lens on a processing device and an adhesive layer adhering the block assembly to the finished face of the lens, the block assembly having a prism value determined according to lens parameters and the pre-collected data about typical values of calculated prism for lens with different parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Shamir Optical Industry Ltd.
    Inventors: Haim HAINEBACH, Dan KATZMAN, Zohar KADMON
  • Publication number: 20140322655
    Abstract: A stage apparatus includes first, second, third, and fourth stages arranged along a plane defined by first and second axes orthogonal to each other, each of the first to fourth stages holding an article and being subjected to scanning along the plane, and a controller configured to control the scanning of the first to fourth stages in synchronization such that a pair of the first and second stages and a pair of the third and fourth stages are respectively positioned symmetrically to each other with respect to the first axis and a pair of the first and third stages and a pair of the second and fourth stages are respectively positioned symmetrically to each other with respect to the second axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshihiko Nishida, Hideki Ina, Wataru Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 8870172
    Abstract: A test support apparatus includes a supporting mechanism supporting a product, a holding post pressed on the product, a positioning assembly, an operating member and a clamping member. The positioning assembly is attached to the supporting mechanism and the holding post. The positioning assembly includes a positioning member and a moving member. The moving member is attached to the holding post, and moveably relative to the positioning member to adjust a distance between the holding post and the supporting mechanism. The operating member is rotatably attached to the positioning member. The clamping member is rotatably attached to the operating member and rotatable relative to the operating member about a first axis. The clamping member engaged with the supporting mechanism, and the operating member is rotatable relative to the positioning member about a second axis to rotate the clamping member about the first axis to disengaged from the supporting mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (WuHan) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Meng-Bin Yu, Yang Chen, Wei Liang, Yu-Lin Liu
  • Publication number: 20140312550
    Abstract: The present invention provides testing fixture which comprises a main fixing device for securely holding a liquid crystal display module to be tested; an auxiliary fixing device attached to sides of the main fixing device; and an adjusting knob installed on the sides of the main fixing device and supported by the auxiliary fixing device, wherein when the auxiliary fixing device is disengaged from the main fixing device, the main fixing device can rotate centered on the knob. By the provision of the present invention of the testing fixture, when the testing direction of the liquid crystal display module needs to be changed, the changing of the direction can be readily facilitated by the testing fixture as the main fixing device can safely supported by the auxiliary fixing device. Accordingly, a single technician can safely perform the adjustment, and therefore effectively reduce the labor cost associated therewith, while the testing performance is increased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hao Jin, Guochuan Huang
  • Patent number: 8860940
    Abstract: A method and system of aligning color filter array are disclosed. Other embodiments are disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents, a body corporate of the State of Arizona, Acting for and on behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventors: Cynthia Bell, John Stowell, Donald E. Adams
  • Patent number: 8851461
    Abstract: A side home-position device for a vehicle body assembly system for various vehicle types is disclosed, which can be used to return a common use side jig that controls a side panel to a working position of a main buck process. The device includes a post frame that is disposed in a vertical direction corresponding to the working position, a moving member that is movably disposed at the post frame in a width direction of a vehicle body and substantially supports the common use side jig, a main control unit in connection with the moving member and which returns the common use side jig to an original position, a clamper disposed on the moving member which clamps a matching portion of the common use side jig for the moving member, and an operating portion disposed at the post frame and which moves the moving member in a width direction of the vehicle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventor: Yoon Jang
  • Publication number: 20140291909
    Abstract: The device used to hold workpieces is designed in a manner of tongs and is provided with two tong arms (45, 46). The tong arms are held by a tong base (47) and can be arranged at least in an open position and in a closed position. The tong base is held by a base element (48). The tong base is arranged on a transfer wheel, an opening movement of the tong arms being carried out by means of a movement component transverse to a radial direction of the transfer wheel. The first tong arm (45) extends on both sides of a central line of the tong base at least in some regions, said central line being oriented in a radial direction of the transfer wheel. A workpiece holding recess, which is spanned by the tong arms at least in some regions, is delimited by the second tong arm (46) only in a holding recess (68) region arranged on the outside in a radial direction of the transfer wheel relative to a holding recess transverse central line that runs transverse to the central line of the tong base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: KHS CORPOPLAST GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Linke, Dieter Klatt, Rolf Baumgarte
  • Patent number: 8844916
    Abstract: A device and a method for processing flat substrates, such as circuit boards or the like to be printed, is provided. The substrate can be fed resting on a transport device on two opposite side edge regions, can be first lifted from below for the purpose of processing through supports and pressed against corresponding hold-down pieces in the side edge regions, and can be clamped on the corresponding side edges of the substrate in this position, resting on the supports, between two clamping strips, whereupon the hold-down piece can be lowered to the side away from the substrate and the clamping strip and further below the region of the upper side of the substrate thus loaded, such that full-surface processing can take place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Ekra Automatisierungssysteme GmbH
    Inventor: Georg Baier
  • Patent number: 8840097
    Abstract: A production system includes a workpiece stocker, a dual-arm robot, and a second robot. A workpiece is to be placed on the workpiece. The dual-arm robot is arranged at a transportation access portion of the workpiece stocker. The second robot is arranged to face a forward portion of a torso of the dual-arm robot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki
    Inventors: Yusuke Hirano, Tomohiro Matsuo