Dividing Through Modified Portion Patents (Class 29/414)
  • Patent number: 10688806
    Abstract: A thermal head includes a substrate, a glaze layer, and a reinforced conductor layer. The glaze includes a first glaze and a second glaze. The first glaze extends in a predetermined direction on the surface of the substrate. The second glaze is spaced part from the first glaze to one side in a direction perpendicular to the predetermined direction on the surface of the substrate. The reinforced conductor layer includes a lateral side part. The lateral side part extends on the surface of the substrate from the first glaze side to the second glaze side and is partially located on the second glaze. An edge part on the first glaze side in the second glaze includes a cutout portion cut out toward the one side in the direction perpendicular to the predetermined direction. The lateral side part passes through the cutout portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuuki Matsusaki
  • Patent number: 8726487
    Abstract: This invention describes a process flow, method and apparatus to assemble triple IG units without contaminating the center glass lite. A non-contact vacuum pad is used to lift a glass lite off from a horizontal or vertical support that conveys it from a glass washer to an assembly station. Each of multiple pads has a capacity to lift approximately seven to ten pounds. Use of multiple pads per glass sheet or lite allows lites having, dimensions up to 70 by 100 inches (assuming glass thickness of one quarter inch) to be assembled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: GED Integrated Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: William Briese, John Grismer, Timothy B. McGlinchy
  • Patent number: 8695193
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for the manufacture of weighted ribbons are disclosed, and which weighted ribbons are for use in association with curtains and in other applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Kress Design, LLC
    Inventors: William D. Kress, Rodney Loren Smith, William Donald Sauerhoefer
  • Patent number: 8695194
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for the manufacture of weighted ribbons are disclosed, and which weighted ribbons are for use in association with curtains and in other applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Kress Designs, LLC
    Inventors: William D. Kress, Rodney Loren Smith, William Donald Sauerhoefer
  • Patent number: 8635755
    Abstract: A method for producing doctor blades from metal, in particular from steel, the doctor blades to be produced having a reduced material thickness in a region of a working edge. The material thickness is essentially constant in the region of reduced material thickness. By a planing operation being used upon a basic body with an essentially constant material thickness, the region of reduced material thickness is generated. By the region of reduced material thickness being generated by means of a planing operation, an efficient and cost-effective method for the production of doctor blades is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Daetwyler Swisstec AG
    Inventors: Hans Jörg Brudermann, Peter Daetwyler
  • Patent number: 8522432
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing radial pistons for a hydraulic motor by machining cylindrical transverse holes at regular intervals in a bar, and, in order to form two adjacent pistons, cutting up the bar on a transverse cutting-up plane passing through one of said holes so that a first portion of said hole forms a cradle-shaped recess in the base of the first one of the two adjacent pistons and so that another portion of said hole forms a cradle-shaped recess in the top of the second one of the two adjacent pistons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Poclain Hydraulics Industrie
    Inventors: Gilles Lemaire, Alain Noel
  • Publication number: 20120248058
    Abstract: In a method for the manufacture of a cartridge, in a first step, a storage chamber for the reception of a filler material, a neck which contains an outlet passage for the filler material, and a closure stopper are manufactured in a single workstep in an injection molding process. The outlet passage has an end, wherein an outlet opening is arranged at the end of the outlet passage. The closure stopper has an arm, wherein the outlet opening is held at least partly closed by the arm of the closure stopper. The arm has a first end, wherein the first end of the arm is connected to the neck by a bridge element. A desired break point is formed by the bridge element and the closure stopper is connected to the cartridge in one piece via the bridge element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: Sulzer Mixpac AG
    Inventor: Sasan Habibi-Naini
  • Patent number: 8240043
    Abstract: A stator assembly having a windage cover for structure adjacent to a cavity bounded by rotating elements in a rotary machine is disclosed. Various construction details are developed for damping vibrations in the windage cover as the windage cover bounds a cavity having swirling high velocity gases that are capable of transmitting acoustic energy and kinetic energy to adjacent structure. In one detailed embodiment, the windage cover in the uninstalled condition has diverging arms that are resiliently compressed during installation to exert a frictional force on the adjacent structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Paul W. Duesler, C. Vincent Loffredo, Matthew D. Nicolson, Richard J. Pawlaczyk
  • Patent number: 8046891
    Abstract: A pocket plug is made by making a first angled cut and a second angled cut relative to proximate a first line and a first side of an elongate member having a length. A plurality of pocket plugs are made by repeating the first angled cut and the second angled cut a distance apart from the previous second angled cut along the length of the elongate member. Thus, by alternating between the first angled cut and the second angled cut the distance along the length of the elongate member, the plurality of pocket plugs are made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Inventor: Brandon J. Zelazoski
  • Patent number: 8042248
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments demonstrate batch processing methods for producing optical windows for micro-devices. The windows protect the active elements of the micro-device from contaminants, while allowing light to pass into and out of the hermetically sealed micro-device package. Windows may be batch produced, reducing the cost of production, by fusing multiple metal frames to a single sheet of glass. In order to allow windows to be welded atop packages, disclosed embodiments keep a lip of metal without any glass after the metal frames are fused to the sheet of glass. Several techniques may accomplish this goal, including grinding grooves in the glass to provide a gap that prevents fusion of the glass to the metal frames along the outside edges in order to form a lip. The disclosed batch processing techniques may allow for more efficient window production, taking advantage of the economy of scale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Wei-Yan Shih, Bradley M. Haskett
  • Patent number: 8015685
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing combined puncturing and measuring devices for detection of an analyte in liquid. The combined puncturing and measuring devices generally comprise a support and a detection element. Recesses which define puncturing points are formed on one face of the band-shaped support material. A detection element is applied to the band-shaped support material. Individual puncturing/measuring disposable bodies are separated either singly or in groups from the band-shaped support material at a separating line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Joachim Hoenes, Volker Zimmer
  • Patent number: 7996973
    Abstract: A method for recycling rail is provided wherein the rail is heated, and then slit into two pieces. The two pieces are passed through a single mill pass line such that each piece of the rail is deformed to have a generally uniform shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: CMC Steel Fabricators, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Don Moore, James Edward Melton, Stephen Gary Weaver
  • Patent number: 7895873
    Abstract: In a method or system for simultaneously forging parts, a forging die is provided with a bottom part and a top part, the forging die having a first forging cavity, a second forging cavity surrounding the first forging cavity, and a connecting opening between the first forging cavity and the second forging cavity. A billet is placed in a lower portion of at least one of the first forging cavity, the second forging cavity, and the connecting opening, and then with a forging press, the forging die is closed so that the die bottom part and die upper part approach one another to cause material of the billet to spread throughout the first forging cavity, the connecting opening, and the second forging cavity. The forging die is opened and a resulting unified forging part is removed formed of a first forging part, a second forging part, and a connecting region. The first forging part and the second forging part are separated at the connecting region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Meadville Forging Co LP
    Inventor: Carl McLean
  • Patent number: 7716800
    Abstract: The invention concerns a single-piece part for producing a cable anchoring jaw. The single-piece part includes several angular portions arranged about a generally cylindrical duct, assembled by clamps adjacent to the duct. Each clamp is located at the bottom of one particular radial slot extending between two portions from the part periphery. Each clamp has towards its own particular slot a surface whereof a part at least is inclined relative to the direction perpendicular to the slot radial plane, such that the clamp radial thickness has a minimum in a specific position along the direction, thereby ensuring the position where the clamp will be broken to obtain the jaw wedges from the part portions, which enables to better control for clamping the cable strand in the jaw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Freyssinet International (STUP)
    Inventors: Jean-Claude Percheron, Manuel Peltier
  • Patent number: 7716836
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of producing a plain bearing bush or bearing shell of varying width from a flat strip material, which comprises the following steps: incorporating grooves in the flat strip material along the bush or bearing-shell contour, rolling or bending the flat strip material into a bush or bearing-shell shape, mechanical severing of the excess marginal regions along the grooves, obtaining a finished plain bearing bush or bearing shell which has the final shape. In this case, the invention is based on the idea of producing trapezoidal or stepped bushes as “shaped bushes” from strip material. The starting point in this case may be a strip of rectangular cross section, which is normally used for cylindrical bushes. The grooves can be incorporated in the flat strip material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Wieland-Werke AG
    Inventors: Ekkehard Bischof, Gerhard Thumm
  • Patent number: 7657986
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a condenser tube having a pre-determined tube length and multiple channels including the steps of forming an aperture in a flat strip of metal; moving the flat strip through a plurality of forming operations to fold into an enclosed tube containing channels, which channels include the aperture in their sides and bottoms; and severing the enclosed tube across the aperture to separate the enclosed tube into one condenser tube. The aperture eliminates the need for the channel sides to be severed, hence only the portion of the condenser tube enclosing the channels requires severing. Each pair of apertures is spaced from the next pair of apertures by the pre-determined tube length so that each sever produces one condensing tube of the pre-determined tube length with the apertures being divided into open notches. The invention also includes a heat exchanger utilizing the condenser tube with channel sides containing portions of the apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: James Anders, Terry Joseph Hunt, John Stanley Rosen, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7624489
    Abstract: A padlock includes a lock body, a shackle, and a sleeve. The lock body includes opposed front and rear longitudinally extending side walls terminating at first and second end portions. The shackle extends from the first end portion of the lock body. The sleeve covers at least a portion of each of the longitudinally extending side walls, and an internal surface of the sleeve includes at least one longitudinally extending rib contacting at least one of the front and rear longitudinally extending side walls to define a gap between the sleeve and the lock body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Master Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Rohde, John Blomstrom, John Weber, Robert Rice
  • Patent number: 7526852
    Abstract: A tuning fork vibrator includes a long plate-shaped vibration unit having a first principal surface and a second principal surface, a base disposed at one end of the second principal surface of the vibration unit in the longitudinal direction, and a slit for dividing the vibration unit into two legs defining a tuning fork along the longitudinal direction symmetrically in the width direction of the vibration unit. The slit is formed so as to include a portion of the base in the vicinity to the vibration unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsumi Fujimoto, Hironari Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 7490501
    Abstract: A method is provided for processing a product formed by a punch press. The method includes leaving a micro joint connecting a workpiece to a raw material forming the product when forming a slit in the workpiece along an outer shape of the raw material. The method also includes forming the product by bending a bending process portion downward on the basis of a cooperation of an upper metal mold and a lower metal mold. The method further includes dropping the product by separating the connection between the product and the workpiece by the micro joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Assignee: Amada Company, Limited
    Inventor: Shigeru Endo
  • Patent number: 7093353
    Abstract: A hanger taken from a strip of hangers is positioned on a fastening and cutting anvil (6) displaceable between a bottom position, in which it retracts below the level of the support plate (1) and a top position, in which it projects above the plate. A blade (17), the central part of which forms a bridge beneath which the strip of hangers passes, is fixed to the plate, in contact with the anvil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Assignee: Cassese Societe Anonyme
    Inventors: Pierre Cassese, Alain Cassese, Jean Cassese, Philippe Cassese
  • Patent number: 7073238
    Abstract: A method for recycling rail is provided wherein the rail is heated, and then slit into two pieces. The two pieces are passed through a single mill pass line such that each piece of the rail is deformed to have a generally uniform shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Assignee: CMC Steel Fabricators, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Don Moore, James Edward Melton, Stephen Gary Weaver
  • Patent number: 6947568
    Abstract: A back plate having a stationary back electrode is secured to a substrate. A diaphragm electrode is mounted on the back plate interposing a spacer. A frame having a sound collecting hole is mounted on the diaphragm electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Assignee: Citizen Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haruhisa Tanabe, Megumi Horiuchi
  • Patent number: 6898834
    Abstract: A method of reclaiming non-wine affected oak wood from a stave removed from a wine barrel or cask. The wine affected wood is removed as by sawing, the remaining non-wine affected wood is sawn into battens, dressed, straightened and toasted. The reclaimed oak battens can then be immersed in wine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2005
    Assignee: Westbridge Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Peter Warren
  • Patent number: 6848160
    Abstract: A manufacturing process (100) for forming a product, such as a thermal shield (20), in a web (102) of material. The thermal shield includes a first plate (22) and a second plate (24) joined to one another at a seam (28). The manufacturing process includes engaging an upper member (128) containing second plate with the web, which contains the first plate. Registration structures (112, 130) are provided to the upper member and web for keeping the upper member in proper registration with the web during formation of the seam. After the seam has been at least partially formed, the thermal shield is separated from the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2005
    Assignee: Thermal Shield Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Donald E. Cota, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6807722
    Abstract: A manufacturing method is provided for manufacturing a head material including: a plurality of rows of head-to-be sections to be thin-film magnetic heads; an inter-row cutting section provided to be a position at which adjacent ones of the rows are to be separated; and an intra-row cutting section provided to be a position at which adjacent ones of the head-to-be sections in each of the rows are to be separated. The method includes the steps of: providing a detection element to be used for detecting an amount of processing when specific processing is performed on the head material; an electrode for electrically connecting the detection element to an external device; and a conductor for electrically connecting the electrode to the detection element; and forming the electrode in the inter-row section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2004
    Assignee: TDK Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Sasaki, Hiroyuki Itoh
  • Patent number: 6792681
    Abstract: A method of forming a stabilizer bar is provided that includes the steps of roll forming sheet metal coil into a continuous tube. Next, a first portion of the continuous tube is flattened. The first portion of the continuous tube is sheared to define a first end. Next, a second portion of the continuous tube is flattened. The continuous tube is sheared at the second portion to define a final unit length with a second end opposite the first end. That is, the length is sheared from the rest of the continuous tube. The final length is the length is needed to form a single stabilizer bar. Finally, the final unit length is deformed into the desired stabilizer bar shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Assignee: Meritor Suspension Systems Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph A. Fader, Muhammad Salim
  • Patent number: 6772496
    Abstract: The invention concerns a drip irrigation conduits (1) comprising a tube (2) designed to be connected to a pressurised water source. The tube is provided with two lateral lips (3a, 3b) superposed on each other and are formed integral with said tube. The conduit (1) further comprises, at intervals, flow cavities allowing water to trickle through (11) communicating the tube (2) inside with outside environment. The invention is characterised in that a strip (4) is fixed in sealed manner between the lips (3a, 3b), and the cavities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Assignee: Swisscab S.A.
    Inventor: Bruno Buluschek
  • Patent number: 6708387
    Abstract: A back plate having a stationary back electrode is secured to a substrate. A diaphragm electrode is mounted on the back plate interposing a spacer. A frame having a sound collecting hole is mounted on the diaphragm electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2004
    Assignee: Citizen Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haruhisa Tanabe, Megumi Horiuchi
  • Patent number: 6684474
    Abstract: A method for fabricating muntin grid pieces includes steps that attach a pair of material strips to opposed edges of the muntin bar element. The material strips may be provided in side-by-side strips that may be separated an simultaneously applied to the opposite sides of the muntin bar element. The connection between the material strips and the muntin bar element may be made with an adhesive or a mechanical connection. The method allows the material strips to be connected to the muntin grid pieces before the muntin grid pieces are assembled into a muntin bar grid for a window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2004
    Assignee: Edgetech I.G., Inc.
    Inventor: Gerhard Reichert
  • Patent number: 6678938
    Abstract: A system for fabricating muntin bars from sheet material. Sheet material in the form of thin ribbon stock is fed to a first forming station including a punching mechanism that punches the ribbon stock at a precisely predetermined location. The ribbon stock is delivered from the first forming station to a second forming station in the form of a rolling mill. The stock passes through a succession of forming rolls to produce a tube having a desired cross-sectional shape. The tube is delivered from the second forming station to a third forming station including a severing apparatus that severs the tube at a precisely predetermined location to produce a muntin bar. After severing, the muntin bar is engaged by a conveyor and moved to a desired location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2004
    Assignee: Glass Equipment Development, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Bryan McGlinchy, Mohamed C. Khalfoun, John Louis Grismer, Michael J. Gardner
  • Patent number: 6643931
    Abstract: A method of rollforming one-piece tubular doorbeams. The method includes the steps of drawing a continuous metal strip, creating cut-outs in the edges of the strip at spaced locations, rollforming the strip into a tube so that the unindented edges engage one another, welding the engaged edges together, cutting the tube in the areas of the cut-outs to create pre-forms, and opening the ends of the pre-forms to create end brackets. Additional optional steps provide customization of the end brackets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2003
    Assignee: Shape Corporation
    Inventor: Rainer B. Nees
  • Patent number: 6618926
    Abstract: A system for fabricating muntin bars from sheet material. Sheet material in the form of thin ribbon stock is fed to a first forming station including a punching mechanism that punches the ribbon stock at a precisely predetermined location. The ribbon stock is delivered from the first forming station to a second forming station in the form of a rolling mill. The stock passes through a succession of forming rolls to produce a tube having a desired cross-sectional shape. The tube is delivered from the second forming station to a third forming station including a severing apparatus that severs the tube at a precisely predetermined location to produce a muntin bar. After severing, the muntin bar is engaged by a conveyor and moved to a desired location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2003
    Assignee: Glass Equipment Development, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Bryan McGlinchy, Mohamed C. Khalfoun, John Louis Grismer, Michael J. Gardner
  • Patent number: 6568062
    Abstract: A through-hole self-piercing rivet 30 is assembled with two metal plates 50 and 52 to retain the plates together as a workpiece 54. When the rivet 30 is to be removed, a pin, such as a contact pin 56, is attached to the rivet by fusion, or a pin, such as a threaded mandrel 78, is attached threadedly to the rivet. The contact pin 56 or the threaded mandrel 78 is withdrawn from the workpiece 54 to thereby withdraw the attached rivet 30 from the workpiece. Devices 62 and 84 provide facility for effecting the attachment of the contact pin 56 and the threaded mandrel 78, respectively, with the rivet 30, and for the extraction of the rivet from the workpiece 54.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2003
    Assignee: Newfrey LLC
    Inventors: Reinhold Opper, Dieter Mauer
  • Patent number: 6538547
    Abstract: A chip inductor has electrode layers, insulating layers disposed on the electrode layers, and an uppermost insulating layer all disposed on a ceramic board. An inorganic pigment such as a Co oxide or an Al oxide is added to the insulating layer at a concentration of from about 2% to about 20% by weight. Break grooves are formed in the form of a lattice on the insulating layer by a laser beam irradiation, and the board is divided along the grooves. By adding the inorganic pigment, the break grooves are effectively formed, and the mother board is divided accurately along the break grooves, such that a chip inductor having an increased L value and an increased Q value is produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2003
    Assignee: Murata Manufactruing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eita Tamezawa, Keishiro Amaya
  • Publication number: 20030019100
    Abstract: A method for separating a one-piece connecting rod into a cap and a rod includes forming diametrically opposed notches in the connecting rod bore to define a fracture plane that is substantially parallel to the bore central axis. One portion of the connecting rod is clamped to hold it substantially fixed with respect to the other portion of the connecting rod. An oscillatory load is applied to the other of the portions in a direction that is substantially perpendicular to the fracture plane to develop fatigue cracks in the vicinity of the notches. The fatigue cracks are propagated through the connecting rod by the oscillatory load until the connecting rod is separated into the cap and the rod. An apparatus for performing the method is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2002
    Publication date: January 30, 2003
    Inventor: Gottfried Hoffmann
  • Publication number: 20020189069
    Abstract: There is provided a feeder device for a pick-and-place machine used to surface mount connectors on printed circuit boards. The feeder is designed for use with matrixes of connectors, such as pin headers. The feeders, with the proper conversion kits, can be configured to feed any type and/or size of the connector. Individual connectors are separated from the matrix by the feeder using a rotating clamping device. Preferably, the feeders are microprocessor controlled, use an edge conveyor to transport the strips to the pick point, and pneumatic cylinders to break each pin header from the strip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2002
    Publication date: December 19, 2002
    Inventors: Ronald Fredriks, Eric Michael King
  • Patent number: 6438819
    Abstract: Apparatus for making a contoured muntin bar. A supply of sheet material having a finished surface on at least one side in the form of a coiled ribbon is unwound and fed along a strip path of travel to a punch station. At the punch station a ribbon punching mechanism punches the ribbon at a precisely predetermined locations along the ribbon to form one of a plurality notch patterns that define a portion of a contoured muntin bar. Downstream along the travel path from the punch station the ribbon is fed through a forming station having a succession of forming rolls that define a succession of forming roll nips to bend the ribbon and form a generally closed cross-sectional tube. The rolls form a number of bending stages to produce a muntin bar tube having a contoured shape with raised sides to provide an attractive appearance to a muntin grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2002
    Assignee: Glass Equipment Development, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy B. McGlinchy, Mohamed Chrif Khalfoun, John Louis Grismer
  • Patent number: 6425171
    Abstract: A method of making a wire braid shrouded annularly corrugated metal tube. An annularly corrugated metal tube is formed. A braided wire shroud is placed around the annularly corrugated metal tube. The braided wire shroud is deformed into a corrugation valley of the annularly corrugated metal tube so that the shroud conforms to the adjacent peaks and the intervening valley. The annularly corrugated metal tube and the braided wire shroud are severed at a desired location between the corrugation peaks. The shroud is then bonded to the tube adjacent the end of the shrouded tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2002
    Assignee: 40 Properties Management, Ltd.
    Inventor: Cosimo Quaranta
  • Publication number: 20020069513
    Abstract: The scribe line 4 is constituted by a large number of depressed portions of desired depth formed by radiation of a laser beam in a surface of the raw substrate correspondingly to a boundary line between adjacent insulating substrates so that the depressed portions are arranged in a line at fixed pitch intervals along the boundary line, and a portion where the pitch intervals of the depressed portions are reduced is provided over a desired length on the way of the scribe line, or a portion where the depth of the depressed portions is increased is provided over a desired length on the way of each of the scribe lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 1999
    Publication date: June 13, 2002
    Inventors: HIROSHI FUKUMOTO, TOKIHIKO KISHIMOTO
  • Patent number: 6401320
    Abstract: In a pipe made from a plurality of pipe sections, at least one of those sections has a curved configuration and each pipe section has opposite side flanges which are sealed with one another to hold the pipe sections together in forming the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2002
    Inventors: Manfred A. A. Lupke, Stefan A. Lupke
  • Patent number: 6397453
    Abstract: A system for fabricating muntin bars from sheet material. Sheet material in the form of thin ribbon stock is fed to a first forming station including a punching mechanism that punches the ribbon stock at a precisely predetermined location. The ribbon stock is delivered from the first forming station to a second forming station in the form of a rolling mill. The stock passes through a succession of forming rolls to produce a tube having a desired cross-sectional shape. The tube is delivered from the second forming station to a third forming station including a severing apparatus that severs the tube at a precisely predetermined location to produce a muntin bar. After severing, the muntin bar is engaged by a conveyor and moved to a desired location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2002
    Assignee: Glass Equipment Development, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Bryan McGlinchy, Mohamed C. Khalfoun, John Louis Grismer, Michael J. Gardner
  • Patent number: 6374479
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to manufacture sliders having excellent properties with accuracy and to improve the production efficiency and the cleaning property. In a method of the invention to manufacture a bar in which a row of slider sections are aligned, a wafer block is made from a wafer in which rows of slider sections are aligned. The wafer block is bonded to a dummy block on a support plate. Next, a processing step and a cutting step are repeated. The processing step is to perform a specific processing on the medium facing surfaces of a row of slider sections in the medium facing surface of the wafer block bonded to the support plate. The cutting step is to cut the wafer block together with the support plate such that the row of slider sections whose medium facing surfaces have received the specific processing are separated from the wafer block to be the bar. A tape is affixed to the medium facing surfaces to protect the medium facing surfaces in the cutting step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2002
    Assignee: TDK Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Sasaki, Tatsuya Harada, Kunimasa Nakata
  • Patent number: 6322286
    Abstract: A vibrating screed for processing a floor layer, more particularly a so-called vibrating beam, of the type including a vibrating board (2), a vibrating mechanism (3) cooperating with the vibrating board, and a handle (4) whereby the vibrating mechanism comprises an eccentric (7) seated in bearings (5-6) and a motor (8) for driving the eccentric, wherein the bearings and the eccentric are fixed in a split body by means of a clamping mechanism on the split body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2001
    Assignee: B-Mac besloten vennootschap met beperkte aanspralijkheid
    Inventor: Wilhelmus Cornelis Henricus Maria Rijkers
  • Publication number: 20010032382
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an ultrasonic phased array transducer with an ultralow backfill and a method for making. The ultrasonic phased array includes a low density backfill material having an ultralow acoustic impedance. The backfill material is either an aerogel, a carbon aerogel, an xerogel, or a carbon xerogel. A piezoelectric ceramic material and two matching layers are bonded to the backfill material. In one embodiment, a plurality of interconnect vias are formed in the backfill material with conducting material deposited in the vias. A portion of the bonded matching layers, the piezoelectric ceramic material, and the backfill material have isolation cuts therethrough to form an array of electrically and acoustically isolated individual elements. In a second embodiment, the backfill material is bonded to an electronic layer at a face opposite to the piezoelectric ceramic material and the matching layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2001
    Publication date: October 25, 2001
    Inventors: Peter William Lorraine, Lowell Scott Smith
  • Patent number: 6263565
    Abstract: A through hole 5 formed in a substrate and having an electrode film on an inner surface thereof is cut and divided into two through holes or blind holes each of substantially semicircular arc shape through dicing processing using a rotating blade, and one of the-divided through holes 5 of substantially semicircular arc shape is used as an external connection terminal 3 of substantially semicircular concave arc shape thereby to form a surface mounted electronic parts having a plurality of the external connection terminals 3. The height H of the substantially semicircular arc formed at an inner surface of each of the external connection terminals is set to be equal to or smaller than a value obtained by subtracting twice a thickness t of the electrode film from a radius R of a curvature of the arc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2001
    Assignee: TDK Corporation
    Inventors: Masashi Gotoh, Jitsuo Kanazawa, Syuichiro Yamamoto, Kenji Honda
  • Patent number: 6264535
    Abstract: A wafer sawing/grinding process capable of removing cracks and chipping resulted from a wafer sawing operation. A silicon wafer having an active surface and a back surface is provided. A first tape is attached to the back surface of the wafer and then the wafer is sawn along kerfs between neighboring silicon chips. A second tape is attached to the active surface of the silicon wafer before removing the first tape. The back surface of the wafer is then ground until the wafer reaches a desired thickness. A third tape is attached to the ground back surface of the wafer before removing the second tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2001
    Assignee: Siliconware Precision Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shi-Yu Chang, Chin-Te Chen, Wen-Ta Tsai
  • Patent number: 6240635
    Abstract: Circuit boards are formed within the boundaries of an insulative sheet or panel such that the panel may be automatably processed. The periphery of each printed circuit board is defined by at least a plurality of score lines which do not extend to the edge of the sheets and may include also uncut and/or unscored areas to provide stability to either the sheet or segments of scrap material, lending rigidity to the sheet. Following complete fabrication of the printed circuit board, the sheet is cut by a routing process to extend selected score lines to the edges of the sheet to destroy the integrity of the frame of scrap material surrounding the printed circuit boards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2001
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Scott Peter Graves, George Anton Huston
  • Patent number: 6195881
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of fabricating coated multiple metal substrates comprising the steps of fabricating from a section of metal a gang matrix comprising a frame, at least one piece of base metal which later forms a substrate, and a connective portion connecting or linking the piece to the frame. The connective portion includes a notched portion or break-out zone. A coating of resist or mask material is applied in the immediate proximity of the notched portion and then a layer of dielectric coating material is applied to the carrier gang. The resist serves to prevent the deposition of the dielectric coating material in the proximity of the notched portion. After coating, the carrier gang is fired in order to cure the dielectric material. The piece of base metal may be further processed, for example, screen printed with thick or think film inks. When required, the piece of base metal can be easily removed or separated from the frame by bending and/or twisting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2001
    Assignee: The Erie Ceramic Arts Company
    Inventors: Richard N. Giardina, Craig C. Sundberg, Timothy A. Kuzma
  • Patent number: 6151775
    Abstract: A multilayer circuit board 10 has a laminate 11 formed by stacking together a plurality of insulating sheets with intervening inner circuit elements (not shown). In a first main surface of the laminate 11, there is formed a cavity 12 in which electronic parts such as integrated circuits (not shown) are mounted. Further, for example, in each of the four side surfaces of the laminate 11, there is formed a step portion 13 that is at the boundary between upper and lower halves 111 and 112 of the laminate 11. That is, due to the presence of the step portions 13, the lower half 112 having a height h2 protrudes from the upper half 111 having a height h1. Further, external electrodes (not shown) are formed on the second main surface of the laminate 11 by screen printing. By this structure, there is provided a small-sized multilayer circuit board in which the cavity side walls are not chipped off when the multilayer circuit board is separated from the mother laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2000
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Norio Sakai
  • Patent number: 6145574
    Abstract: A core is formed and a prefabricated bearing bore is provided. Two separate projections are provided on the core wherein free projection edges of the two separate projections have a respective shaping radius between R=0.sub.mm and R.ltoreq.0.45.sub.mm. Subsequently indentations are produced in a circumferential area of the bearing bore by the two separate projections on the core wherein the indentations serve as fracture notches. The cast engine part is then formed by casting metal around the core using said fraction notches as incipient crack sites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2000
    Assignees: Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, Fritz Winter Eisengiesserei GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Clemens Luchner, Horst Henkel