And Means To Sever Work From Supply Patents (Class 29/564.6)
  • Patent number: 10327369
    Abstract: In the automatic assembling system, a part mounting cell includes a solder mounting unit that solders an electronic part to a printed circuit board, and a printed-circuit-board information acquisition unit that acquires printed circuit board information including at least one of position information on an alignment mark disposed at a specific position on the printed circuit board, mounting position information on the electronic part on the printed circuit board, and warpage information on the printed circuit board. The manufacturing management device includes a compensation data generation unit that generates, based on the printed circuit board information, compensation data for compensating for a program to be executed in a downstream process cell. The downstream process cell includes a downstream process execution unit that executes a downstream process based on the compensation data generated by the compensation data generation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuichi Okochi, Norihiro Saido
  • Patent number: 10074923
    Abstract: An electrical connector is revealed that has unique useful characteristics. A sheet metal fork supplies the stored energy that imparts a force to a second member—a plunger that makes contact with the mating circuit. The plunger can be configured to increase or decrease the force or deflection and can be designed with various connection ends with different contact characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Ohio Associated Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Larry M. Crofoot, John T. Venaleck
  • Patent number: 10071413
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a device for assembling products in a die. The device comprises a pushing portion and an assembling portion. The pushing portion comprises a pushing block (11), a pushing spring (10) and a pushing wedge (9) wherein the pushing block (11) is connected with the pushing spring (10), the pushing wedge (9) is arranged above the pushing block (11) and is in wedge-shaped connection with the pushing block (11). The assembling portion comprises an assembling wedge (6), a transmission wedge (4) and an assembling male die (5), wherein the transmission wedge (4) is arranged above the assembling male die (5) in wedge-shaped connection and both of them are arranged in the lower die base (2), the assembling wedge (6) is arranged above the transmission wedge (4) in wedge-shaped connection while in contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: CHENGDU HOMIN TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Guofu Tian, Jian You, Zhouyan Wang, Yan Zhuang, Bin Teng, Yi Guo
  • Patent number: 10071412
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method for assembling products in a die by the aid of a device for assembling products in a die. The device for assembling products in the die comprises a pushing portion and an assembling portion. The pushing portion comprises a pushing block (11), a pushing spring (10) and a pushing wedge (9), wherein the pushing block (11) is connected with the pushing spring (10), and the pushing wedge (9) is arranged above the pushing block (11) and is in wedge-shaped connection with the pushing block (11). The assembling portion comprises an assembling wedge (6), a transmission wedge (4) and an assembling male die (5), wherein the transmission wedge (4) is in wedge-shaped connection with the assembling male die (5), and the transmission wedge (4) and the assembling male die (5) are arranged in a lower base (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: CHENGDU HOMIN TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Junjie Guo, Guofu Tian, Jian You, Yan Zhuang, Yi Guo, Bin Teng
  • Patent number: 10069268
    Abstract: An assembly apparatus (10) is provided. The assembly apparatus (10) includes a first feeding mechanism (12) arranged in use to feed a series of first components (14), a holding mechanism (16) arranged in use to hold consecutive ones of the first components (14) in place, a cutter (18) arranged in use to separate individual ones of the first components (14) while being held in place by the holding mechanism (16), an inserter (20) arranged in use to push a separated first component (14) into a corresponding opening in a second component (22), and a drive mechanism (24) coupled to each of the first feeding mechanism (12), the holding mechanism (16), the cutter (18) and the inserter (20). The drive mechanism (24) is arranged in use to synchronize movement of the first feeding mechanism (12), the holding mechanism (16), the cutter (18) and the inserter (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: ZionTECH Pte Ltd
    Inventors: Sin Wei Woon, Wen Kai Lin
  • Patent number: 10038348
    Abstract: A liner for use for a resilient stator of an electric machine for positioning between teeth formed in the stator. The stator is conformable from a first generally extending shape with opposed spaced apart ends and to a second generally hollow circular shape. The liner includes a central portion for positioning in a cavity between the adjacent teeth, a first end portion for limiting motion of the liner extending from the central portion and adapted to cooperate with a first end face of the stator, and a second end portion extending from the central portion and cooperating with a second end face of the stator, opposed to the first end face. The first end portion limits motion of the liner. The liner is positioned between adjacent teeth when the stator is in the first shape and remains in the cavity when the stator is in the second shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Regal Beloit America, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Jacob Manz, Bryan James Stout
  • Patent number: 9653951
    Abstract: An insulation member for use with a stator assembly is provided. The insulation member includes a body and a cuff. The body includes a first end and an opposite second end, at least one tooth portion, and at least one yoke portion that extends from the at least one tooth portion. The cuff is formed from at least one of the first end and the second end of the body and extends along at least one of the at least one tooth portion and at least one yoke portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: REGAL BELOIT AMERICA, INC.
    Inventor: Jason Jon Kreidler
  • 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: 8695205
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for attaching a safety cutting blade onto a substrate, such as a cardboard blank. A piece of cutting blade material is cut to length and fed to a forming station that bends the piece to form a safety cutting blade having a plurality of cutting teeth. The cutting blade is fed to a crimping station where the cutting blade is mated with a substrate and affixed with the substrate. A transport then conveys the combined cutting blade and substrate away from the crimping station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Metal Edge International, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Q. Moyer, Jeffrey L. Schroy, Jonathan C. Tyson, David J. Dravuschak, Andrew Levan, Joseph M. Dorner, Jr., Leonard C. Wagner, Christopher Yatsko, Stephen F. Smith, James W Day
  • Patent number: 8677603
    Abstract: Tool for forming drop tube connectors for connecting between a sap producing sugar maple tree and a collection conduit by providing for the measurement, cutting and application of fixture fittings within a single unit. The cutting and fixture application features are actuated by a single operating lever. Operation of the tool can be facilitated indoors or out, allowing a single drop to be made in the field or thousands of drops to be made indoors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Inventor: Stanley James Reynolds
  • Patent number: 8661636
    Abstract: Provided is a metal shell cutting and assembling machine for cutting a material tape with metal shells and assembling the metal shell with a plastic body of a connector. The metal shell cutting and assembling machine includes a frame, a material-feeding mechanism, a pre-press mechanism, a metal shell-cutting mechanism, a plastic body-inserting mechanism, a metal shell-inserting mechanism and a controller. The material-feeding mechanism is used for transferring the material tape. The pre-press mechanism can pre-press the metal shell of the material tape for being cut by the metal shell-cutting mechanism. The metal shell-inserting mechanism can push the metal shell held between the pre-press mechanism and the metal shell-cutting mechanism onto the plastic body-inserting mechanism, and the plastic body-inserting mechanism pushes the plastic body for assembling with the metal shell. Whereby the metal shell cutting and assembling machine can enhance the manufacture efficiency and reduce the labor cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu-feng Lin, Kuo-chuan Chiu, Feng-chi Lee
  • Publication number: 20130180698
    Abstract: Flat-plate connecting portions are formed in a band plate by a connecting-portion forming unit. The flat-plate connecting portions are cut off by another connecting-portion forming unit except one flat-plate connecting portion so as to form a corrugated-plate connecting portion. A corrugated-plate portion is formed by a corrugation forming unit, so that the corrugated-plate portion has multiple projections arranged in a width direction of the band plate and each of the projections extends in a plate feeding direction. The corrugated-plate connecting portion corresponding to a predetermined connecting number is cut off so as to form a corrugated fin having a predetermined number of corrugated-plate portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: DENSO CORPORATION
  • Patent number: 8375569
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing a transformer core includes a drawing which draws magnetic sheet materials in parallel from winding bodies. A cutter cuts the sheet materials at predetermined positions substantially simultaneously to form sheets each with a different length. An overlapping unit forms a block-shaped laminate by laminating the cut magnetic sheet materials in length and forms a resultant laminate by laminating the formed block-shaped laminates. An annulation unit forms an annular structure of the resultant laminate so that the longer block-shaped laminate forms the outer annular portion and the shorter block-shaped laminate forms the inner annular portion. Both ends of the magnetic sheet materials are abutted or overlapped to locate the abutted or overlapped portions at annularly different positions between adjoining layers of the magnetic sheet materials. A control unit controls the drawing unit, cutter and overlapping unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Fukui, Kenji Nakanoue, Takashi Kurata, Hisashi Koyama, Hidemasa Yamaguchi, Chikara Mizusawa
  • Patent number: 8281631
    Abstract: A corrugated metal sheet member fabrication system formed of a material feeder, a roller-ramming unit, a cutting unit, a conveyer, and a finished product receiving rack is disclosed. When the reciprocating cutting-off device is moved forwards or backwards, the belt frame of the conveyer is synchronously moved to carry the movable frames forwards or backwards, and therefore the front driven roller and the rear driven roller with the conveying belt are moved with the movable frames forwards to the extended position or backwards to the retrieved position. After the movable frames has been moved forwards, the front side of the conveying belt is kept spaced above the base for receiving finished products from the reciprocating cutting-off device of the cutting unit and delivering collected finished products to the finished product receiving rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Inventor: Chun-Liang Chen
  • Patent number: 8281481
    Abstract: A method of loading stator windings into a stator core includes guiding a first stator winding including a plurality of slot segment portions along at least one guide track towards an arbor member having a plurality of slots, inserting one of the plurality of slot segment portions of the first stator winding into one of the plurality of slots, and guiding a second stator winding including a plurality of slot segment portions along the at least one guide track towards the arbor member. The method also includes indexing one of the at least one guide track and the arbor member to position another of the plurality of slots adjacent the at least one guide track, inserting one of the plurality of slot segment portions of the second stator winding into another of the plurality of slots, rotating the arbor member, and feeding a plurality of slot segment portions into remaining ones of the plurality of slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Remy Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventors: Jeremiah Shives, Kirk Neet, David Schuster, Keith J. Murphy
  • Patent number: 8148210
    Abstract: The method includes providing a plurality of semiconductor chips and placing the plurality of semiconductor chips on a carrier. A compression molding apparatus is provided that includes a first tool and a second tool. The carrier is placed on the first tool of the compression molding apparatus and the semiconductor chips are encapsulated in a mold material by compression molding. During compression molding a heat transfer from the first tool to an upper surface of the carrier is delayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Edward Fuergut, Markus Fink
  • Patent number: 8108988
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a laminated iron core using a die, includes punching out iron core pieces from a thin steel sheet material by a first working row, each piece having a spindle hole and a plurality of slot holes of a given configuration. Electrically insulating sheet pieces are punched out from an electrically insulating thin sheet material by a second working row, each piece having a spindle hole and a plurality of slot holes with a configuration similar to, but smaller than, the slot holes of the iron core pieces. Thereafter, the iron core pieces and electrically insulating sheet pieces are stacked such that edges of the slot holes of the electrically insulating sheet pieces extend outwardly beyond edges of the slot holes of the iron core pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Kuroda Precision Instruments Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Nishizawa, Hideo Horii
  • Patent number: 7975362
    Abstract: The invention relates to a processing device for covers (20), wherein processing stations are embodied as individual processing stations (47) provided with, respectively, one tool for one cover. Several of said stations work in parallel for the simultaneous processing of several covers. If need be, stations can also be used wherein several tools form groups which are functionally separate from each other. As a result, the processing precision and production speed of the objects can be increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Soundronic AG
    Inventors: Peter Gysi, Marcel Oberholzer
  • Patent number: 7971346
    Abstract: Stock having printed circuits thereon is conveyed in a transport plane by a conveying device, and electronic components carried by a transfer belt are transferred to the stock under pressure exerted by the belt. The electronic components are transferred to the belt by a feed device individually in such a way that the electronic components are accurately positioned on the stock by the transfer device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: MAN Roland Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventors: Markus Hösel, Thomas Walther
  • Patent number: 7963020
    Abstract: A method and machine for manufacturing foam parts are provided. The method generally includes cutting a plurality of sections across the width of the base sheet, engaging and reorienting at least one portion of each section, and joining the portions of each section in a desired configuration to thereby form a plurality of parts. The portions can be engaged by actuator assemblies operating in successively adjacent work spaces across the width of the base sheet to simultaneously produce a plurality of similar parts. In some cases, each part includes at least one portion that is reoriented relative to another portion, such as by rotating one of the portions or adjusting one of the portions to a position that is offset from the plane of the section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Sealed Air Corporation (US)
    Inventors: Nicholas P. De Luca, Andrew B. Perkins
  • Patent number: 7958618
    Abstract: A method of inserting wooden or plastic connecting elements into at least one of end faces and longitudinal sides of technical wood products which are continuously conveyed along a device. The technical wood products have two opposing planar surfaces, the end faces connect the opposing planar surfaces and have a relatively small surface area compared to the two opposing planar surfaces. At least one of the end faces and the longitudinal sides have grooves for receiving the connecting elements. The method includes providing an inventory of pre-fabricated connecting elements. Cutting and separating the connecting elements and transferring the connecting elements from the inventory into magazines. Grasping individual ones of the connecting elements from the magazines with a transfer device and lifting or lowering the individual connecting element to the height of the groove in the technical wood products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Kronotec AG
    Inventors: Ronald Symossek, Matthias Lewark
  • Patent number: 7950132
    Abstract: Disclosed is an integrated device which can peel a protective film from a board assembly and mount the board assembly on a backlight unit. The integrated peeling and mounting device includes: an index rotary unit having a shaft for rotating heads facing in different directions; an alignment calibration unit for calibrating an aligned state of the board assembly and the backlight unit; and a mounting unit for mounting a board assembly adsorbed to a first head of the index rotary unit on the backlight unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignees: LG Display Co., Ltd., LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sungmin Kim, Yongjin Kim, Byungsu Chae, Youngjin Lee
  • Patent number: 7870661
    Abstract: A die machine for manufacturing a laminated iron core includes a first working row for punching out iron core pieces from a steel sheet material and a second working row for punching out electrically insulating sheet pieces from an electrically insulating synthetic resin sheet material. Each iron core piece includes a spindle hole and a plurality of slot holes for receiving coil windings. Each electrically insulating sheet includes a spindle hole and a plurality of slot holes which have a substantially similar configuration to, but are smaller than, the slot holes of the iron core pieces. The die machine includes a stacking die mold for selectively receiving the iron core pieces and the electrically insulating sheet pieces such that successive stacks of iron core pieces are sandwiched between electrically insulating sheet pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: Kuroda Precision Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Nishizawa, Hideo Horii
  • Patent number: 7730601
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for inserting connecting elements in the end faces and/or longitudinal sides of technical wood products, wherein, according to the invention, an inventory for the connecting elements is disposed on a longitudinal side of the conveyor device. Furthermore, a press-in unit is provided, which presses the connecting elements which are fed and held by a transfer arrangement into the groove in the technical wood products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Kronotec, AG
    Inventors: Ronald Symossek, Matthias Lewark
  • Patent number: 7703191
    Abstract: This present invention discloses a cutting shield machine used for separating iron shells of connectors from a metal strip. The cutting shield machine includes a worktable, a separation apparatus located in the worktable, a carrying apparatus located in the worktable delivering the metal strip into the separation apparatus, a receiving box located in the worktable for receiving the iron shells from the separation apparatus, a crossing apparatus and a driving apparatus located in the worktable. The separation apparatus has a prop stand located in the worktable, a rotating portion with a columned portion capable of rotation and a pole are fixed in the prop stand in sequence in the transmission direction of the metal strip. The metal strip passes from the top of the rotating portion and the bottom of the pole or from the bottom of the rotating portion and the bottom of the pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Aijun Yan, Wei Wang, Yu Zhou
  • Patent number: 7676900
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for processing electronic components mounted on a carrier, comprising at least two engaging elements which co-act when engaging on a carrier. The invention also relates to a processing element for processing electronic components mounted on a carrier, which processing element can be coupled interchangeably to an apparatus according to the invention. The invention furthermore relates to a method for product-related adjustment of such an apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Fico B.V.
    Inventor: Wilhelmus Hendrikus Johannes Harmsen
  • Patent number: 7578046
    Abstract: A process carrier is capable of supporting printed circuit boards during manufacturing and testing. The process carrier includes a base plate, a first top plate and a second top plate. The base plate has an upper surface including a recessed area sized to receive a panelized group of printed circuit board substrates and a lower surface. The first top plate is coupleable to the upper surface of the base plate during a first manufacturing process. The first top plate includes a plurality of connected rails configured to secure the panelized group of printed circuit board substrates. The second top plate is coupleable to the upper surface of the base plate during a second manufacturing process. The second top plate is configured to cover the panelized group of printed circuit board substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: JoAnn C. Vigil, Robert Gibson-Taylor
  • Patent number: 7464451
    Abstract: A combination book binding machine with a plastic coil forming machine, whereby a plastic spiral coil is formed at a first raised temperature, then cut to a length sufficient for the plastic spiral coil to bind a book, cooled and then advanced toward a receiving coil conveyor of a coil binding machine, for binding the book with a plastic coil at the lowered cooled temperature. The binding machine and method for spirally binding a sheaf of papers into a book uses an adjustable speed drive to rotate the cooled flexible plastic spiral coil into respective holes in the book. The book has a plurality of holes in a row adjacent one edge of the book to receive the leading edge of the plastic spiral binding coils. A cylindrically shaped mandrel is spaced apart from a glidable block. The plastic pre-formed spiral binding coil is fed onto the mandrel from the distal end thereof, with the leading edge of the binding element facing and spaced apart from the book.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Assignee: Spiel Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Norton Spiel
  • Patent number: 7448124
    Abstract: An apparatus for placing an edge piece on a battery plate includes a feed mechanism which transports a strip of bendable plastic material. A bending mechanism forms this strip into an open top, U-shaped channel. A cutter cuts the channel into an edge piece having a length which is substantially equal to an edge of the battery plate which is to be covered. An in-feed conveyor transports a battery plate toward the edge piece, and a support mechanism supports the edge piece while the edge of the battery plate is inserted into it. The support mechanism then releases the edge piece so that it can travel out of the apparatus with the battery plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Assignee: MiTek Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Johnson, Peter E. Johnson
  • Patent number: 7363693
    Abstract: A wire-processing device has a belt-drive that feeds a wire to a swivel-arm with a gripper. Drives operate the swivel-arm in a swiveling motion and/or in a linear motion. The swivel-arm has a neutral position on a longitudinal axis of the wire and on the axis is a processing station with a cutting-head that cuts off the leading end and strips the insulation of a wire-end being held by the gripper and a guide-tube arranged on the gripper. An internal diameter of the guide-tube fits onto an external diameter of the wire. Other guide-tubes with different internal diameters are stored in a magazine with the swivel-arm being able to execute a change of guide-tubes automatically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2008
    Assignee: Komax Holding AG
    Inventor: Daniel Fischer
  • Patent number: 7346975
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a stator core for an inner rotor type of motor. The core back of the stator core in the motor has an arc shaped inner circumferential surface therein that is offset from the center thereof. The stator core is produced from a laminated body having a stator core, a chuck frame that is integral with and surrounds the stator core, and connector arms that connect the stator core and the chuck frame and integral therewith. After the windings are wound around the stator teeth, the stator core is cut from each connecting arm and the stator core is removed from the chuck frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Assignee: Nidec Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshio Fujii, Susumu Terada
  • Patent number: 7251876
    Abstract: A machine for terminating electric cable has a feeding segment that is decoupled from a terminating segment. The feeding segment has two feeders on which electric cable is wound. A length of cable is paid off one feeder and cut to length while another length of cable that has been paid off another feeder and cut to length is terminated at least at one end of the cable. A process for terminating electric cable provides a cable feed comprising a plurality of feeders and pays off a length of cable from one feeder of the cable feed while another length of cable that has been paid off another feeder of the cable feed is terminated at least at one end of the another length of cable. Alternatively lengths of cable are paid off two feeders and accumulated in a buffer segment associated with a feeding segment and a terminating segment. In an alternative process several lengths of cable are cut off and accumulated in a buffer while several other lengths of cable are being terminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2007
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Cesar Rodriguez, Filiberto Heiras
  • Patent number: 7185411
    Abstract: An apparatus for forming armed sutures has a swaging station for receiving, holding and swaging needles that are deposited therein. A linear motor drives a suture insertion gripper, which pulls suture from a supply reel and inserts a cut end thereof into a needle held in the swaging station. A ganged needle transfer assembly with a plurality of spaced needle gripper units carries needles along a line substantially at right angles to the suture line and transfers them to and from the swaging station and other needle processing stations. A precisor orients needles prior to placement in the swaging station and a pull test assembly tests armed sutures in both destructive and non-destructive modes. Both ends of the production line may be automated, e.g., by robots which load and offload needles prior to and after swaging, respectively. The apparatus is capable of forming double armed sutures by using a rotatable mount for the suture insertion gripper and a secondary, loop gripper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy P. Lenihan, Demarest D. David
  • Patent number: 7185425
    Abstract: By forming a terminal at a tip of a lead part of a lead frame, and by fixing this terminal and a connecting pad which was formed on an upper surface of a first printed circuit board, the lead frame is attached to the first printed circuit board. By cutting off a frame part and a tie bar part from the lead frame which was attached to the first printed circuit board, the lead part is separated, and forming is applied to the lead part so as for its tip to be extended over the first printed board. After the lead part which is expanded upward is inserted into a through-hole which was opened in a second printed circuit board, by soldering the lead part and the through-hole, the first printed circuit board and the second printed circuit board are electrically connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Assignees: Fujitsu Ten Limited, Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takashi Ohta, Kazuaki Yamada, Kiyoshi Tsujii, Hidekazu Manabe
  • Patent number: 7143493
    Abstract: A processing line for liquid crystal display fabrication. The process line reduces unnecessary processing steps by removing known defective (NG) individual liquid crystal panels before subsequent processing, with the knowledge about defects depending on stored information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Assignee: LG.Philips LCD Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji Heum Uh, Kyung Su Chae
  • Patent number: 7107671
    Abstract: A method of processing a strip of lead frames is disclosed. The method includes engaging the strip with a lead frame advancement system, advancing the strip to a tooling member, and performing a tooling operation on the strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Morley J. Weyerman
  • Patent number: 7040001
    Abstract: A metal encaustic tile making machine includes a machine base, a corrugation forming roller unit controlled to corrugate a continuous sheet of metal sheet material into a corrugated metal sheet, an angle forming unit controlled to stamp the corrugated metal sheet into a metal encaustic tile having angles, a cutting unit controlled to cut the finished metal encaustic tile from the continuous sheet of metal sheet material, a slide carrying the angle forming unit and the cutting unit on the machine base, and a motor controlled to move the slide forwards/backwards along two parallel guide rails at the machine base via a transmission screw to fit the delivering speed of the continuous sheet of metal sheet material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Inventor: Sen-Jung Chuang
  • Patent number: 7028384
    Abstract: A device is suggested for processing cable-shaped conductors, particularly multicore cables, having at least one transport means (126) having a drive means (132) for transport supply and/or for lengthwise transport of cable-shaped conductor material (200), a cutting means (170) for cutting through cable-shaped conductor material, at least one first means (170) for processing the cut, cable-shaped conductor material, at least one guide means (130) for lengthwise guiding of the cable-shaped conductor material, the guide means (130) being implemented so that the free end of the cable-shaped conductor material may be pivoted out of its lengthwise direction, and at least one plate (110), implemented essentially perpendicularly to the cable direction, on which at least some of the means (126, 128, 130) of the device are positioned on one side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Assignee: Komax Holding AG
    Inventors: Urs Mehri, Alois Lustenberger
  • Patent number: 7020948
    Abstract: The stacked core assembly apparatus, which can perform assembly at a high speed while keeping strength of an angle indexing apparatus, comprises a press machine 1, a non-synchronous transmitting apparatus 10 and an angle indexing apparatus 7. The non-synchronous transmitting apparatus 10 transforms a constant revolution of the press machine 1 into a variable revolution. The angle indexing apparatus 7 is connected to the non-synchronous transmitting apparatus 10 via a coupling device 20, and is connected to a rotatably stacking cavity device 51 of a press die 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Assignees: Yamada Dobby Co., Ltd., Minebea Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kuniyasu Shirai, Takuya Sato
  • Patent number: 6892437
    Abstract: A processing line for liquid crystal display fabrication. The process line reduces unnecessary processing steps by removing known defective (NG) individual liquid crystal panels before subsequent processing, with the knowledge about defects depending on stored information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2005
    Assignee: LG. Philips LCD Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji Heum Uh, Kyung Su Chae
  • Patent number: 6877208
    Abstract: A mixed wire conveying step is provided to supply a plurality of terminal-connected wires having different specifications to the same production line. A wire holding step is provided to hold a terminal of the supplied terminal-connected wire such that the terminal can be inserted at least by means of a terminal chuck. An inserter selecting step is provided to select a suitable one from a plurality of terminal inserters for inserting the terminal in an inserting step in accordance with the kind of the supplied terminal-connected wire. The inserting step is performed by the cooperation of the terminal inserter selected in the inserter selecting step and a terminal chuck. A wide range of inserting operations for inserting many kinds of terminal-connected wires TW can be performed by a single unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2005
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Junichi Shirakawa, Tomomi Katsurayama, Kazumitsu Fukada
  • Patent number: 6868596
    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: February 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2005
    Assignee: Edgetech I.G., Inc.
    Inventor: Gerhard Reichert
  • Patent number: 6859991
    Abstract: Insertion devices may be used to insert portions of pre-wound coils into the slots of dynamoelectric machine components. Some machine components may have poles that have pole tips that extend away from the pole in a peripheral direction. Such pole tips may obstruct access to the slots from the axial region of the bore. The coil insertion devices may have a ram that has a longitudinal axis and may be configured to insert a portion of a stretch of pre-wound coil into a bore of the machine component. The coil insertion devices may have pushing members that move in a direction having a circumferential component with respect to the axis. The pushing members may insert portions of stretches of pre-wound coils into machine component slots that are difficult to access from the axial region of the bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Assignee: Axis USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Gianfranco Stratico
  • Patent number: 6857173
    Abstract: A lead insertion machine includes a substrate supply, a conductive lead supply, and an lead insertion mechanism. The conductive leads are inserted into lead passages formed in side walls of the substrate. Also disclosed is a method of manufacturing a semiconductor die carrier including the steps of forming a plurality of conductive leads, forming a substrate for holding a semiconductor die, the substrate having a plurality of insulative side walls defining an exterior surface of the substrate, each of the side walls having a plurality of lead passages formed therethrough, and simultaneously inserting at least one of the conductive leads into the lead passage of one of the side walls for retention therein and at least one other of the conductive leads into the lead passage of another of the side walls for retention therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2005
    Assignee: Silicon Bandwidth, Inc.
    Inventors: Stanford W. Crane, Jr., Daniel Larcomb, Lakshminarasimha Krishnapura
  • Patent number: 6845553
    Abstract: In preparing a wire harness production, modified wire harness wiring pattern information is generated. The generated information relates to second patterns, in which some parts of a first pattern are altered. Each of the second patterns is simulated for practicality. Where practical, according to the simulation, a first sub-pattern is modified to one of the second sub-patterns to achieve the desired second pattern. Jig arrangement pattern information is generated by applying at least one sub jig arrangement pattern to each of the wire harness path patterns of a standard type vehicle included in wire harness path pattern information. Path decision information is used to select one wire harness path pattern. A jig arrangement pattern selector selects a jig arrangement pattern. A path plan is generated by integrating the modified second sub pattern having the necessary alterations and the selected jig arrangement pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2005
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichiro Akizuki, Shuji Ono, Tetsuya Ishiguro, Masaya Uchida, Yasuhiro Mochizuki, Eiji Asaoka, Takeshi Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 6834421
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for insulating interior walls of lamination slots of dynamo-electric machine components are provided. The relative speeds and sequence of cutting, forming, and inserting a piece of insulation material into the slot of the lamination core of a dynamo-electric machine component may be determined by a central drive mechanism. The central driving mechanism may have a plurality of cams, rotating with a main shaft, to control the translations of cutting, forming and inserting members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2004
    Assignee: Axis USA Inc.
    Inventors: Gianfranco Stratico, Antonio Lumini
  • Patent number: 6807719
    Abstract: An apparatus for inserting terminals carried on a carrier strip into cavities in a housing having a slide assembly with a cam track movable between a first and a second position, and a pivoting lever with a cam follower. The cam follower is positioned in and cooperates with the cam track. The lever is movable between an open and closed position and has first and second shearing blades. An eccentric pin extends through the lever and is attached to a rotary actuator. The eccentric pin is positioned to act as the pivot point for the lever. The rotary actuator is movable between an engaged and disengaged position. As the lever is moved to the closed position, the first shearing blades engage and shear a first portion of the carrier strip. As the rotary actuator moves to an engaged position, the second shearing blade engages and shears a second portion of the carrier strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2004
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Marlin Edward Herr, John Michael Wasilko, Christopher John Karrasch, George Edward Hoover
  • Publication number: 20040187299
    Abstract: An assembly is provided for loading a contact shield and a strain relief onto a dielectric member on an end of a cable having a center conductor surrounded by insulation. The assembly includes a strip guide for conveying a contact shield along a carrier path to a loading station. The contact shield is joined to a carrier strip. A holder is provided at the loading station to hold the dielectric member on the end of the cable. A slider moves the holder to and from the loading station along a cable loading path. A shear assembly is also provided at the seating station to remove the contact shield and strain relief from the carrier strip and seat the contact shield and strain relief along a seating path with the dielectric member. Optionally, the shearing assembly may include first and second shears for separately removing a strain relief and the contact shield, respectively, from the carrier strip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2003
    Publication date: September 30, 2004
    Inventor: Leo Vincent Schuppert,
  • Patent number: 6785949
    Abstract: Device for putting polyethylene cladding on a galvanized steel plate, wherein a galvanized steel plate unroller from unroller is passed through a plate press, an ultrasonic cleaner, a dryer, an intermediate frequency heater, and a roll press in succession, and polyethylene sheets unrolling from one pair of sheet unrollers are welded on opposite sides of the galvanized steel plate, and rolled on a sheet roller, thereby automatically putting polyethylene cladding on the galvanized steel plate, to improve workability and productivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: Boram Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Han Gon Kim
  • Patent number: 6772509
    Abstract: A method of separating a thin die (20, 60) from a support body (72) of a semiconductor wafer (70). The thin die (20, 60) being initially attached to the support body (72) by an attachment mechanism (78, 178). The attachment mechanism may be a plurality of tethers (78, 178) that extend between the thin die (20, 60) and the support body (72).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Shiuh-Hui Steven Chen, Cheryl Field, Didier R. Lefebvre, Joe Pin Wang