Relative To A Station Patents (Class 269/56)
  • Patent number: 9016678
    Abstract: A dual-toggle-type mobile platform structure comprises a base, a motor, a ball screw, a linear slide, a first toggle link rod, a second toggle link rod, a guide rail and a work platform. The second toggle link rod has an end coupled to the first toggle link rod and the other end coupled to the work platform. A connecting position of the second toggle link rod and the first toggle link rod is designed with an optimal configuration to provide a smaller footprint than the conventional dual-toggle-type mobile platform structure, and the advantages of a larger stroke of the work platform and a smaller feed resolution difference, and the structure serves as a reference of an optimal manufacturing area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Chung Yuan Christian University
    Inventors: Shih-Ming Wang, Yan-Ting Chen
  • 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: 8991804
    Abstract: A method supports a tire building assembly. The method comprises the steps of: supporting one end portion of a radially collapsible building drum for assembling a green tire; moving the end portion in a first direction by an actuator acting in the first direction; and moving the end portion in a second direction by the actuator acting in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: André Marie Raymond Louis Christian Richir, Thierry Royer
  • Patent number: 8979084
    Abstract: An anti-bounce device (100) for a saw mill, the device including a strut (60) having a first end piece (50), a second end piece (51) and a resilient member (52) therebetween, the first end piece of the strut being moveable relative to the second end piece; an engagement means (40) associated with the strut (60) adapted to move across a surface of a material to be sawn, the engagement means (40) transferring force to the first end piece (50) of the strut and the resilient member (52) of the strut dampening relative movement between the first end piece (50) and the second end piece (51) of the strut thereby restraining movement of the engagement means (40) relative to the surface of the material to be saw, and connection means (70,80) for connecting the strut to the saw mill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Pilot Pastoral Co. Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Warren Geoffrey Lucas
  • Patent number: 8973910
    Abstract: A positioning apparatus includes a base plate and a deflection mechanism mounted upon the base plate. The deflection mechanism includes a stationary platform, a rocker assembly and a deflection platform. The stationary platform is mounted over the base plate for placing and positioning a workpiece. The deflection platform is tiltably mounted over the stationary platform via the rocker assembly and the height of the stationary platform itself is adjustable. The rocker assembly comprises a first rocker and a second rocker of different lengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignees: Fu Tai Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Qing-Song Wen, Wei-Feng Pan, Jian-Xin Ma, Yu Lu
  • 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: 8931529
    Abstract: A support stand for movable support of a power tool features the use of rollers to support a tool mount along an elongated track. The track features a cover arrangement disposed over the surfaces on which the rollers move so as to avoid sawdust or other debris from building up on the track and interfering with smooth rolling motion of the tool mount. The stand is assembled in a working position by attaching two stand sections end to end to form the track, and is also configured for arrangement into a collapsed condition in which the stand sections stack one atop the other for space efficient storage and convenient transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Inventor: Keivn John Fregeau
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140353894
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for supporting an object. In one illustrative embodiment, an apparatus may comprise a support structure, a positioning system, and a retention system. The positioning system may be associated with the support structure and configured to position the support structure with respect to a number of linear axes. The retention system may be associated with the support structure. The retention system may be configured to retain a portion of an object and move the portion of the object towards a platform such that the portion of the object substantially conforms to a shape of the platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Matthew R. DesJardien, Eric M. Reid, James N. Buttrick, Darrell Darwin Jones, Dan Dresskell Day, Paul Reed Stone
  • Patent number: 8899245
    Abstract: Machine (10) and method for treating containers (12) of liquids comprising in succession at least a loading station (15), into which the containers (12) to be treated are loaded, and all disposed according to a determinate first orientation, and a washing station (17), in which the containers (12) are subjected at least to washing and are disposed in a second orientation able to promote the fall due to gravity of the dirt and/or washing liquid present in the containers (12). The machine (10) comprises, downstream of the washing station (17) and outside it, a manipulator device (41) which automatically rotates the containers (12) exiting form the washing station (17) so as to reposition the containers (12) according to the first determinate orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Steelco SpA
    Inventor: Fabio Zardini
  • Patent number: 8894055
    Abstract: A support assembly and a method for holding an elongated workpiece are provided. First and second tensioning assemblies are spaced apart from each other along a longitudinal axis. Each tensioning assembly has a fixture element adapted to hold a portion of the workpiece and a tension actuator operably coupled to the fixture element to move the fixture element. First and second clamp devices are disposed along the longitudinal axis where the first clamp device is disposed on a first side of the longitudinal axis and the second lateral clamp device is disposed on a second side of the longitudinal axis. Each lateral clamp device has an end portion configured to hold a portion of the workpiece and restrain the workpiece for twisting and/or lateral movement of the workpiece orthogonal to the longitudinal axis and a clamp actuator operably coupled to the end portion to move the end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: PaR Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas E. Marrinan, Wesley J. Rieckenberg, James R. Cunov
  • Publication number: 20140319749
    Abstract: A system and method for using a robotic arm and a part gripping jaw to tend a CNC machine. A robotic arm picks up a part gripping jaw and used the jaw to grip a part, and moves the part into a vise in the CAN machine. The part gripping jaw has features which the vise engages, and secures the part in the part gripping jaw for processing in the CNC machine. The system and method includes a novel racking system, robotic end of arm tool, jaw grippers and vise system. The jaw grippers that hold the part are moved from the rack system, with the part to be processed, by the robot, to the vise where the vise uses the jaw grippers to secure the part for processing. After the part is processed, the robot removes the part from the vise with the jaw grippers and stores the part back into the rack system using the jaw grippers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: ALBERT JAMES YOUNGWERTH, SHANE CHRISTOPHER DITTRICH, BENJAMIN THOMAS BLAINE, SEAN GABRIEL BROWN, ERIC JAMES LEBSACK
  • Patent number: 8870170
    Abstract: A slide positioning device includes a main body and a slide member slidable relative to the main body along a axis. The main body defines a plurality of positioning holes along the axis, and the slide member defines a plurality of positioning grooves along the axis. A rough positioning member is selectively received in one positioning hole to roughly position the sliding member. A fine positioning assembly includes a latch member selectively received in one positioning groove to precisely position the sliding member. A biasing member biases the latch member toward the sliding member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wen-Sheng Chen, Zhi-Ming Zhao
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8820727
    Abstract: A log rolling, support and clamp assembly includes a longitudinal frame having a plurality of rollers coupled to and positioned along the length of the frame from a first end to a second end and permitting rolling of a log on the assembly. A log rest and an opposing log dog are coupled to the frame, the log dog being slideably moveable towards the log rest. The assembly is attachable to a portable sawmill and assists in handling the logs after being loaded on the bed of the sawmill. Also disclosed is a sawmill and a kit having such an assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Norwood Industries Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Dale
  • Patent number: 8807551
    Abstract: A clamping system for the purpose of securing clamping blocks in place on a clamping bar, wherein each clamping block comprises at least one swivel element with a clamping lever disposed thereon, which swivel element laterally projects from the clamping bar, thereby making it possible for the clamping lever to engage in a recess or under a projection of the clamping bar where it is able to interact with the clamping bar, thus producing a clamped connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: ZeroClamp GmbH
    Inventor: Klaus Hofmann
  • Patent number: 8794611
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for coating a catalyst support body, which comprises: providing the catalyst support body as well as slurry located within a pan; introducing an open input end of the catalyst support body into the slurry; and, subsequently, directing an amount of the slurry though the input end and into the inside of the catalyst support body. At least a part of the circumference of the input end is covered with an impermeable sealing element while slurry is directed through the open end. In this way, contact between slurry and a circumferential outer surface of the catalyst support body is prevented and slurry is provided through the open end to an inner surface of the catalyst support body. Further, the invention relates to a loading platform for carrying out the method. The inventive assembly comprises a loading platform adapted for releasably holding a catalyst support body, and a cover mechanism having a sealing holder and a ring shaped sealing element attached to the sealing holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventor: Kai Schmitz
  • Publication number: 20140203187
    Abstract: The invention relates to a charged particle beam lithography system comprising: a charged particle optical column arranged in a vacuum chamber for projecting a charged particle beam onto a target, wherein the column comprises deflecting means for deflecting the charged particle beam in a deflection direction, a target positioning device comprising a carrier for carrying the target, and a stage for carrying and moving the carrier along a first direction, wherein the first direction is different from the deflection direction, wherein the target positioning device comprises a first actuator for moving the stage in the first direction relative to the charged particle optical column, wherein the carrier is displaceably arranged on the stage and wherein the target positioning device comprises retaining means for retaining the carrier with respect to the stage in a first relative position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventors: Jerry Peijster, Guido de Boer
  • Patent number: 8783673
    Abstract: A workpiece carrier has a base frame, a shaft surrounding a drive axis and a workpiece carrier and includes a rotary frame mounted on the base frame so as to be rotatable about the drive axis, workpiece holders mounted on the rotary frame so as to be rotatable about holding axes, a driving part with a holder mounted so as to be rotatable about the drive axis, a transmission part operationally connected to the rotatably mounted workpiece holders, and an intermediate gear attached to the rotatably mounted holder. The intermediate gear is connected to the shaft and to the transmission part in such a way that the transmission part engages with the driving part so as to be rotatable about an output point that is spaced apart from the drive axis by an eccentricity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Oerlikon Trading AG, Trubbach
    Inventors: Stefan Esser, Martin Zaech
  • Publication number: 20140191458
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to fixturing devices and more specifically to a pivoting fixture device configured to locate and lock a check feature in a precise location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: A.V. Gauge & Fixture Inc.
    Inventors: Casey J. Thivierge, Cory V. Daudlin, Timothy M. Campeau, Denis G. Levasseur
  • Patent number: 8763999
    Abstract: A method and a stage structure for use in a vacuum environment, the stage structure includes a first low-outgassing plate and first high-outgassing associated components that are encapsulated by first low-outgassing covering elements, wherein the first low-outgassing plate is arranged to be coupled to a first motor that is arranged to move the first low-outgassing plate along a first direction, an outgassing level of each of the first low-outgassing plate and the first low-outgassing covering elements does not exceed a tolerable level of outgassing in the vacuum environment, and an outgassing level of each first high-outgassing associated component is above the tolerable level of outgassing in the vacuum environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Applied Materials Israel, Ltd.
    Inventor: Eitan Kidron
  • Publication number: 20140175727
    Abstract: In accordance with one embodiment of the present disclosure, a carrier for a container for processing the container in a rotary processing system generally includes a carrier body defining at least one compartment for receiving at least one container, wherein the carrier is capable of rolling, and a retention system for maintaining the at least one container in the at least one compartment and restricting movement of the at least one container within the at least one compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: John Bean Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Frederick James Wilson, Kevin Andrew Carlson, Jenaro Morris Martinez, William Charles Kreamer, Walter Kenneth Mizuno
  • Patent number: 8746667
    Abstract: A machine tool having a machine frame and a workpiece table. It is provided that the workpiece table (5), on one of its sides (14), is held on the machine frame (2) by a holding device (4), the holding device (4) having at least two holding elements (6, 7), which are spaced apart from one another on the said side (14) of the workpiece table (5) and which are disposed at differing height positions (9, 10), such that an upper and a lower holding element (6, 7) is realized, and at least one of the holding elements (6, 7) being equipped with at least one piezo actuator (24) for altering its length and, associated therewith, influencing the position of the workpiece table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Mikron Agie Charmilles AG
    Inventors: Frank Bratschi, Jan Konvicka, Markus Kindler
  • Patent number: 8720875
    Abstract: One embodiment is a carrier for holding devices that includes a tray having one or more sites in which a device may be held, and a frame resiliently coupled to the tray so the tray is movable with respect to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Centipede Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas H. Di Stefano, Peter T. Di Stefano
  • Patent number: 8720878
    Abstract: A positioning device includes a base, a supporting member, a fixing member, a first electromagnetic clutch, an engaging member, and at least one guide member. The base defines at least one hole. The supporting member is configured to support a workpiece. The supporting member and the fixing member are at the opposite sides of the base. The first electromagnetic clutch is disposed on a side of the base adjacent to the fixing member. The engaging member configured to be attracted by the first electromagnetic clutch is disposed on a side of the fixing member adjacent to the base and corresponds to the first electromagnetic clutch. An end of the at least one guide member is fixed to the fixing member, and an opposite end of the fixing member passes through the at least one hole and is fixed to the supporting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong-Sheng Lin, Tzyy-Chyi Tsai, Yun-Qing Jiang
  • Patent number: 8714534
    Abstract: A support assembly for servicing a stator frame of a power generator includes a plurality of rails and a trolley. The rails are supported on frame rings of a main housing of the stator frame. The rails have upper surfaces that provide temporary support for lower support surfaces of second laminations of a second stator core once the second laminations are inserted into desired axial positions within the main housing. The trolley is provided for axial movement on the upper surfaces of the rails for inserting the second laminations into the main housing. The trolley includes a lamination-engaging portion including a lamination support surface for supporting upper support surfaces of the second laminations and a plurality of rail wheels provided for axial movement of the trolley within the main housing on the upper surfaces of the rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Travis J. Vitello, David T. Allen
  • Publication number: 20140110895
    Abstract: A positioning device working with a fixer for handheld, portable, mobile devices includes a securing member coupled to the fixer that serves to hold a mobile device in position. The securing member has a locking unit and a first connecting portion for engaging with the fixer. The securing member can secure the fixer onto an external article with the locking unit securing the securing member to the external article, so as to rapidly, removably suspend the mobile device at a nearby handrail. Thereby, the mobile device is strongly positioned over the external article by the locking unit and prevented from swinging or being displaced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Chau-Lun CHANG
  • Patent number: 8677987
    Abstract: A saw system in one embodiment includes a base including a rail system, a table positionable on the rail system and including a work piece support surface defining a support plane, and a roller system attached to the table and configured to engage the rail system when the table is positioned on the rail system, the roller system including a helical actuator assembly configured such that rotational movement of an actuator rod from a first position to a second position causes at least one roller to move along a locking axis between a third position whereat the at least one roller is not engaged with the rail system and a fourth position whereat the at least one roller is engaged with the rail system, wherein the locking axis is substantially parallel to the support plane when the table is positioned on the rail system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Gregory Chaganos
  • Patent number: 8678362
    Abstract: A link clamp for holding a part on a fixture has a housing with a bore with a longitudinal axis; a piston received in the bore and shiftable between retracted and extended positions; a clamping lever pivotally connected to one end of the piston; and a link assembly coupled for shifting the clamping lever between clamped and released positions. The clamping lever is configured to rotate relative to the housing in a single plane substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the bore so that the clamping lever may be positioned on any side of the housing without altering the distance between the contact point of the clamping lever and the mounting flange of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Vektek, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Vernon Luthi, Michael Dean Swan
  • Patent number: 8672606
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine includes a compressor having first annular connection structure at a forward end portion of an air inlet housing of the compressor. The gas turbine engine may also include intake ducting having second annular connection structure adjacent a central passage of the intake ducting. The first annular connection structure and the second annular connection structure may form at least part of an interface between the air inlet housing and the intake ducting during operation of the gas turbine engine. The first and second annular connection structures may have shapes allowing the first annular connection structure to be moved through and beyond the second annular connection structure in a forward direction, the forward direction being opposite a direction of compressed air flow in the compressor during operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Solar Turbines Inc.
    Inventors: Gabriel James Glynn, Charles Cornelius, Ian Trevor Brown, Daniel James Doll, Jason Michael Robertson
  • Publication number: 20140070473
    Abstract: In a machining method and apparatus, a machining station is disposed spacedly between first and second material-feeding stations. A slider for being mounted with target first and second workpieces fed respectively from the first and second material-feeding stations thereon is movable between a first position, where the machining station machines the target second workpiece, and simultaneously, a next first workpiece fed from the first material-feeding station is mounted on the slider as the target first workpiece, and a second position, where the machining station machines the target first workpiece, and simultaneously, a next second workpiece fed from the second material-feeding station is mounted on the slider as the target second workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventor: Yu-Pei HO
  • Publication number: 20140053985
    Abstract: A positioning mechanism includes a loading assembly and a clamping assembly. The clamping assembly includes a driver mounted on the bottom of the loading assembly, at least two sliding members driven by the driver, and at least two clamping subassemblies mounted on the top of the loading assembly. The clamping subassemblies are divided into two groups and are arranged and mounted adjacent to opposite sides of the loading assembly, and the sliding members are connected to the two groups of the at least two clamping subassemblies, respectively. The driver is capable of driving the sliding members to move away from or toward each other to enable the two groups of the clamping subassemblies to move toward or away from the loading assembly to clamp or release a workpiece on the loading assembly. The present invention further discloses a bonding device using the positioning mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventors: ZHAO-QIAN ZHANG, WEN-CAI ZHOU, XUE-HUA LEI, PENG-HUI CHEN, YING-JUN PENG, WEN-JIE LANG
  • Publication number: 20140054834
    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: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: Automation & Robotics S.A.
    Inventor: Christian Laurent
  • Publication number: 20140021668
    Abstract: The invention relates to a machine (10) for machining and/or measuring a workpiece (49). Machine (10) has a machine frame (18), a first transverse member (24) which is rotatably mounted by means of a first round guide (25) about a first rotational axis (D1) on the machine frame (18) and on which a tool unit (11) with a tool (13, 14) is arranged, where the tool (13, 14) is arranged at a distance from the first rotational axis (D1). Machine 10 also has a second transverse member (40) which is rotatably mounted by means of a second round guide (41) about a second rotational axis (D2) on the machine frame (18), and on which a workpiece clamping device (12) is arranged at a distance from the second rotational axis (D2). The two rotational axis (D1, D2) are aligned parallel to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: WALTER MASCHINENBAU GMBH
    Inventor: Harald Gosebruch
  • Publication number: 20140015184
    Abstract: A log rolling, support and clamp assembly includes a longitudinal frame having a plurality of rollers coupled to and positioned along the length of the frame from a first end to a second end and permitting rolling of a log on the assembly. A log rest and an opposing log dog are coupled to the frame, the log dog being slideably moveable towards the log rest. The assembly is attachable to a portable sawmill and assists in handling the logs after being loaded on the bed of the sawmill. Also disclosed is a sawmill and a kit having such an assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventor: Peter Dale
  • Patent number: 8628071
    Abstract: A device (10) for finish-machining of optically effective surfaces of workpieces, in particular spectacle lenses (L, L?), is disclosed, comprising at least one workpiece spindle (30, 30?), to which a workpiece can be clamped, at least one tool spindle (28, 28?), which is movable relative to the workpiece spindle and at which a tool (46) for machining the workpiece can be mounted, and a loading system (22) for bringing a workpiece to and taking it away from the workpiece spindle and bringing a tool to and taking it away from the tool spindle. The loading system comprises a loading head (82), which is separate from workpiece spindle and tool spindle, with at least one loading section (102, 102?) equipped with at least one mount (106, 106?) for a workpiece and at least one mount (104, 104?) for a tool, so that both the tool and the workpiece can be loaded in a time-saving single loading process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Satisloh AG
    Inventors: Udo Fiedler, Holger Schäfer, Steffen Wallendorf
  • Patent number: 8596626
    Abstract: A workpiece carrier (2) comprises a rotary frame (3) and a driving part (22), both of which are rotatable about a driving axle (4). The rotary frame (3) can be driven by a motor (6), and carries a plurality of workpiece holders (13) which are distributed around the driving axle (4) so as to be rotatable about holder axes. Mounted in the driving part (22) on a mount is a pinion (25) which engages with a stationary central wheel (21) and a ring gear (27) of a transmission part (26), at the centre of which lies an output point (29) which is at a distance of an eccentricity from the driving axle (4). Driving apertures (28) on the transmission part (26), through which driving pins (19) of the workpiece holders (13) project, are also at the distance of the eccentricity from the holder axes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Oerlikon Trading AG, Trubbach
    Inventors: Stefan Esser, Martin Zäch
  • Patent number: 8590151
    Abstract: A power system includes a gas turbine engine, which may include a gear box. The gear box may include a pipe connection configured to receive a removable pipe. The power system may also include a moveable support configured to fasten to the pipe connection to at least partially support the gear box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Solar Turbines Inc.
    Inventors: Ian Trevor Brown, Daniel James Doll, Jason Michael Robertson, Danny Ferrel Smith
  • Patent number: 8556245
    Abstract: A work inspector and carrier includes a carrier unit (40, 50, 60) for carrying a workpiece from a carry-in area to a carry-out area, and an inspection unit (70) for performing a predetermined inspection on the workpiece. The carrier unit is formed so as to move the inspection unit (70) together with the workpiece in order to carry the workpiece from the carry-in area to the carry-out area while performing the inspection by the inspection unit. When carrying the workpiece from the carry-in area to the carry-out area, the inspection unit performs the predetermined inspection on the workpiece while being moved together with the workpiece. Thus, the overall time required for inspection and transportation can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Hirata Corporation
    Inventors: Hisayuki Sueoka, Souta Ohga, Yoshiaki Araki
  • Publication number: 20130249157
    Abstract: A deformable thin object spreading device and method are disclosed. The device includes a control part configured to: control a clamping unit and a moving mechanism to cause the clamping unit to clamp a first point of a deformable thin object; cause an endpoint detecting part to detect a first endpoint; control the clamping unit and the moving mechanism to cause the clamping unit to clamp the first endpoint; cause the endpoint detecting part to detect a second endpoint; control the clamping unit and the moving mechanism to cause the clamping unit to clamp both of the first endpoint and the second endpoint; cause the endpoint detecting part to detect a third endpoint; and control the clamping unit and the moving mechanism to cause the clamping unit to clamp both of the first endpoint or the second endpoint and the third endpoint of the deformable thin object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: SEVEN DREAMERS LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: Yoshimasa Endo, Hiroshi Kitagawa, Hiroshi Kimura
  • Patent number: 8528380
    Abstract: A bending apparatus which manufactures a bent metal member with high productivity and excellent dimensional has a first support mechanism, which supports a steel tube while feeding it, a heating mechanism, which heats all or a portion of the steel tube, a cooling mechanism, which forms a high temperature portion in part of the steel tube by cooling a portion of the heater steel tube, a second support mechanism, which imparts a bending moment to the high temperature portion and bends the steel tube to a desired shape by moving two-dimensionally or three-dimensionally while supporting at least a portion of the steel tube, and a deformation preventing mechanism, which prevents deformation of the steel tube. At least one of the second support mechanism and the deformation preventing mechanism has a chuck which has a tubular member with a circular, polygonal, or special transverse cross section for gripping the steel tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignees: Sumitomo Pipe & Tube Co., Ltd., Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation
    Inventors: Shinjiro Kuwayama, Atsushi Tomizawa, Saburo Inoue
  • Patent number: 8523157
    Abstract: An inspection device includes a base to receive an electronic device, a supporting member, a first adjustment member, a second adjustment member, and an inspecting member installed on the second adjustment member. The supporting member includes a horizontal plate movable relative to the base, a guideway fixed on the horizontal plate, and a guiding block movably mounted on the guideway. The first adjustment member includes a fixing plate fixed on the guiding block, and an adjusting plate rotatably attached to the fixing plate, and movable and rotatable relative to the base. The second adjustment member is fixed on the adjusting plate. Movement and rotation of the adjusting plate relative to the base allow movement and rotation of the second adjustment member relative to the base to allow movement and rotation of the inspecting member relative to the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Po-Yu Lin, Chiu-Yi Wu, Chao-Chien Lee
  • Patent number: 8523158
    Abstract: An opener and a buffer table for a test handler are disclosed. The opener includes an opening plate, a plurality of pin blocks forming pairs, and at least one or more interval retaining apparatus for retaining an interval between the pin blocks forming a pair. Each of the pin blocks is movably coupled to the opening plate, and includes opening pins for releasing a holding state of a holding apparatus that holds semiconductor devices in a carrier board. Although semiconductor devices to be tested are altered in size and a carrier board loading with the semiconductor devices is thus replaced, the opener does not need to be replaced, thereby reducing the replacement cost and the waste of resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: TechWing., Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Yun-Sung Na, In-Gu Jeon, Seung-Chul Ahn, Dong-Han Kim, Jae-Hyun Son
  • Publication number: 20130207330
    Abstract: A dual-toggle-type mobile platform structure comprises a base, a motor, a ball screw, a linear slide, a first toggle link rod, a second toggle link rod, a guide rail and a work platform. The second toggle link rod has an end coupled to the first toggle link rod and the other end coupled to the work platform. A connecting position of the second toggle link rod and the first toggle link rod is designed with an optimal configuration to provide a smaller footprint than the conventional dual-toggle-type mobile platform structure, and the advantages of a larger stroke of the work platform and a smaller feed resolution difference, and the structure serves as a reference of an optimal manufacturing area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: CHUNG YUAN CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: SHIH-MING WANG, YAN-TING CHEN
  • Patent number: 8505137
    Abstract: An equine CT table for positioning a horse during a CT (“computed tomography”) scan. The table is positioned above the patient couch and communicates with the conventional CT system for examination of a horse without requiring mechanical or electrical attachments between the CT system and table. The table includes a frame carrying a tracking system, a linear movement system and a carousel upon which the horse is positioned. Prior to examination, positioning of the horse on the table may be manually adjusted linearly and/or radially in any direction to properly align the horse. Infinitely positionable cantilever members are provided to support horse's appendages. The tracking system identifies movement of the CT couch and mimics the movement with the linear movement system to enter and retract the horse from the gantry at predetermined positioning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Artec Imaging, LLC
    Inventor: Arthur J. Gaines, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8474680
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are discloses for wirebonding leads of a plurality of lead frames being part of a lead frame assembly by a wirebonding tool to semiconductor products mounted on the respective lead frames. The semiconductor products are clamped by a clamping mechanism comprising a stationary clamp and a movable clamp. The movable clamp follows the indexing movement of the lead frame assembly during wirebonding of the semiconductor products clamped by the movable clamp. The wirebonding process does not need to be interrupted for the indexing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Invensas Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas M. Kampschreur, Joep Stokkermans, Arjan F. Bakker, Piet C. J. Van Rens, Arnoldus J. C. B. De Vet, Piet Van Der Meer
  • Publication number: 20130166071
    Abstract: A processing tool, especially drilling tool, includes a processing element (5) acting on a workpiece (3) and a connection (9) for a handling device (10), especially a robot. The processing tool (1) has a feed device (8) connected to the connection (9) for feeding the processing element (5) by a motion of the handling device (10) connected to the connection (9). The handling device (1) moves and actuates the feed device (8) of the processing tool (1) for feeding the processing element (5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: KUKA SYSTEMS GMBH
    Inventor: KUKA SYSTEMS GMBH
  • Patent number: 8448930
    Abstract: A pallet system with a setup pallet (3) for receiving a test component (70) and with a setup pallet receptacle (4) includes a pallet docking plate (64) with a number of pallet media connections (65, 66) on the setup pallet (3), and a receptacle docking unit (10) having a receptacle docking plate (20) with a number of matching receptacle media connections (30, 32) on the setup pallet receptacle (4). The pallet docking plate (64) and/or the receptacle docking plate (20) are/is arranged movably and a movable docking plate (20, 64) can be fed toward the other docking plate (64, 20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: AVL List GmbH
    Inventors: Franz Kienzl, Martin Wetzel
  • Patent number: 8444129
    Abstract: In a first aspect, a method of manufacturing a substrate is provided wherein an end effector mounted substrate is attempted to be placed, that is put, onto a substrate support, such as a pedestal or slotted support of a substrate carrier, and the effectiveness of the put is verified by a sensor associated with the end effector. In one embodiment, the verification takes place during the retraction motion of the end effector and is accomplished by sensing the presence, absence, or location of the substrate on the substrate support. The sensor may be a through beam sensor, and may be mounted on, coupled to or otherwise move with the end effector adapted to carry the substrate. Numerous other aspects are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas MacLeod, Dhruv Gajaria, Jagan Rangarajan
  • Patent number: 8444130
    Abstract: A method for securing a closure on a cylindrical container (such as a pharmaceutical vial) includes: positioning a closure in a first position, the closure being substantially centered via a centering assembly along an axis that is generally normal to the closure; translating the substantially centered closure along the axis to a second position; positioning a cylindrical container, the container being substantially centered via the centering assembly along the axis; translating the substantially centered closure along the axis to a third position in which it is adjacent the substantially centered container; and relatively rotating the closure and the container to secure the closure to the container. With such a method, both the closure and the cylinder can be centered along the axis, thereby registering them with each other for reliable securing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Parata Systems, LLC
    Inventors: John Richard Sink, Richard D. Mitchelli, Charles H. Guthrie, Joseph C. Moran, Jr., Demetris P. Young