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9039489 Method and apparatus for reconditioning digital discs  
An automated method for reconditioning a plurality of digital discs within a reconditioning apparatus is disclosed. The method comprises holding the digital discs in a load area, and then...
9033009 Method for mechanically scraping boards, apparatus for same, and products made therewith  
Methods are described for mechanically scraping surfaces of boards, such as flooring boards, to impart random-looking scraped profiles therein. An apparatus for mechanically scraping boards to...
9033762 Method and device for preventing slip of work piece  
A master servo motor and a slave servo motor that synchronously drive for rotation a master main spindle provided with a center that supports one end of a work piece and a slave main spindle...
9028295 Reel mower grinder with auto-index mechanism  
A grinder for sharpening the blades of reel mowers automatically to grind the underside of the blade of the reel mower.
9017138 Retaining ring monitoring and control of pressure  
A load cup apparatus for transferring a substrate in a processing system includes a pedestal assembly having a substrate support, an actuator, and a controller. The actuator is configured to move...
9017141 Deburring machine and method for deburring  
A method for deburring a ground metal part includes loading a ground metal part into a carrier, contacting a first planar surface of the ground metal part with a first grinding wheel, and...
9011202 Fitting of optical model with diffraction effects to measured spectrum  
A method of controlling a polishing operation includes obtaining a sequence over time of measured spectra with an in-situ optical monitoring system during polishing. For each measured spectrum...
8968052 Systems and methods of wafer grinding  
Systems and methods are provided for use in processing and/or grinding wafers or other work products. Some embodiments provide a grinding apparatus that comprise a base casting; a rotary indexer...
8944887 Apparatus and method for surface grinding and edge trimming workpieces  
An apparatus for performing both edge trimming and surface grinding includes two spindles for holding two workpieces, a bridge element laterally movable relative to the spindles, and two grinding...
8944315 Apparatus and method for working an optical lens and also an optical lens and a transporting container for optical lenses  
A device and a method for processing an optical lens are proposed, whereby lens-production data and/or geometric data of the lens are determined from desired optical data of the lens when a...
8944884 Fitting of optical model to measured spectrum  
A method of controlling a polishing operation includes polishing a first layer of a substrate, during polishing, obtaining a sequence over time of measured spectra with an in-situ optical...
8943998 Method and apparatus for cladding an interior surface of a curved pipe  
An apparatus for cladding the interior surfaces of a curved pipe section includes a flexible track that is positioned longitudinally within the curved pipe and supported at opposite ends to...
8920211 Truing device of grinding machine  
A truing device of a grinding machine includes: a truer that corrects a shape of a grinding wheel; a swivel table that supports the truer such that the truer is swivelable about a swivel axis Ac;...
8915768 Method of phasing threaded grinding stone, as well as device therefor  
Provided is a method of phasing a threaded grinding stone, as well as a device therefor, the aforementioned method and device being such that contact or non-contact of a threaded grinding stone...
8915767 Sandpaper replacement device  
A sandpaper replacement device is used for replacing sandpaper of a polishing device, including a support platform, a driver, a driving detector sensor, a clamping member, a clamping detector and...
8912790 Measuring device for measuring film thickness of silicon wafer  
A measuring device for measuring a film thickness of a silicon wafer (1) comprises: position and velocity sensors (4) linearly arranged along a longitudinal direction into first and second...
8910552 Movable saw apparatus and method  
Disclosed is a movable cutting tool apparatus and/or methods for cutting workpieces; either generally including a cutting tool apparatus having a cutting tool unit support apparatus including at...
8900034 Machine tool and machining method  
A control unit that relatively moves a headstock and tailstock and a tool to thereby machine a peripheral surface of a workpiece in a radial direction executes control such that a relative feed...
8882564 Gear grinding machine and method of dressing a grinding tool  
A gear grinding machine, whose tool spindle (18) is supported on a first swivel-motion unit (17) seated on a first linear-motion unit (15), has a second linear-motion unit (19) which is arranged...
8864552 Camshaft-grinding machine  
An apparatus for grinding a cam having an outer surface with outwardly convex and outwardly concave portions has a frame and a main drive on the frame for holding the cam and rotating it about a...
8851957 Grinding method of multifunction grinding machine  
A grinding method includes the steps of holding a workpiece by a pair of centering members of a pair of spindle equipment, shifting two centering members to one side of a spindle rotational axis,...
8834229 Dynamically tracking spectrum features for endpoint detection  
A method of controlling polishing includes polishing a substrate and receiving an identification of a selected spectral feature, a wavelength range having a width, and a characteristic of the...
8821211 Device for cutting of glass sheet  
Disclosed herein is a device for cutting a glass sheet, continuously supplied after a melting and solidification process, into quadrangular glass substrates. The glass sheet cutting device...
8814633 Linear pressure feed grinding with voice coil  
The present invention is directed to an apparatus for grinding or polishing at least one edge of a glass substrate. The apparatus includes a grinding unit configured to remove a predetermined...
8814632 Scribing for polishing process validation  
The described embodiment relates generally to the polishing of a device housing. The device housing can be formed of a thermoplastic, or a metal such as aluminum or stainless steel. More...
RE45075 Profile grinding machine  
The profile grinding machine includes: a base; a work unit disposed on one side on the base and including a work table for gripping a work; and a stone unit disposed on the other side on the base...
8801496 Reducing agglomeration of particles while manufacturing a lapping plate using oil-based slurry  
Embodiments of the present invention pertain to reducing agglomeration of particles while manufacturing a lapping plate using an oil-based slurry. According to one embodiment, an oil-based slurry...
8790159 Variable rate method of machining gears  
A method of machining gears or other toothed articles wherein the workpiece feed rate and/or the tool shifting is varied so as to produce an irregular surface pattern on tooth surfaces with a...
8790157 Method and device for machining workpieces  
A method for grinding the surface of non-round workpieces. The method includes the steps of clamping a workpiece within a machining unit; machining the workpiece; without unclamping the workpiece,...
8784158 Continuous grinding machine  
In a continuous grinding machine for grinding the surface of flat workpieces (20) with at least one grinding station and a transport device (10) for moving the workpieces (20) relative to the...
8784157 Glass-plated working machine  
A glass-plate working machine 1 is arranged such that while a cutting head 9 for forming a cut line on a glass plate 5 and a grinding head 10 for grinding a peripheral edge of the glass plate 5...
8781787 Substrate carrying mechanism, substrate carrying method and recording medium storing program including set of instructions to be executed to accomplish the substrate carrying method  
A substrate carrying mechanism includes: a base; a substrate holding member placed on the base and capable of holding a substrate and of being advanced and retracted relative to the base; four or...
8771037 Pattern sander device, system and method  
The invention relates to a device for sanding a predetermined impression into a workpiece. The device has a pattern belt positioned inside the area formed by a sanding belt. A pad is positioned...
8758088 Floating abrading platen configuration  
The rotary platens used here for high speed lapping are light in weight and low in mass inertia to allow fast acceleration and deceleration of the platens. The use of cast aluminum materials that...
8758085 Method for compensation of variability in chemical mechanical polishing consumables  
Apparatus and methods for conditioning a polishing pad in a CMP system are provided. In one embodiment, a method includes performing a pre-polish process including urging a conditioner disk...
8758083 Method and system for adjusting lapping of a transducer using a disk windage  
A method and system for providing transducer(s) including a disk structure and having an air-bearing surface (ABS) are described. The disk structure resides a distance from the ABS and has a disk...
8758084 Apparatus for grinding hand knives  
An apparatus for grinding hand knives, in particular for meat processing, with at least one grinding tool is proposed, by means of which a knife ground finish, in particular during the...
8753172 Superfinishing systems and methods  
A CNC system for effecting a finishing treatment of a surface, including: a mechanical assembly having a mechanical arm, adapted to move within at least two controllable axes of motion; a shoe...
8740668 Three-point spindle-supported floating abrasive platen  
A method and apparatus for releasbly attaching flexible abrasive disks to a flat-surfaced platen that floats in three-point abrading contact with three rigid equal-height flat-surfaced rotable...
8734202 Load cup substrate sensing  
Embodiments of the present invention generally provide a load cup used in the transfer of substrates in a chemical mechanical polishing system. The load cup includes an improved substrate edge...
8708774 Automatic grinding machine for end mills for wood, programmable with optical reading of the geometric characteristics and computerized shapening  
An automatic grinding machine for end mills for wood, programmable with optical reading of geometric features and for computerized sharpening, has a compact structure, which includes a...
8708775 Method and apparatus for grinding a continuously casting product  
The invention relates to a method for grinding a continuous casting product (1), in particular a slab, wherein the continuous casting product (1) in the cross-section has a rectangular contour...
8696405 Pivot-balanced floating platen lapping machine  
A low friction flat-lapping abrading apparatus and method for releasably attaching flexible abrasive disks to a flat-surfaced platen that floats in three-point abrading contact with flat-surfaced...
8684791 Linear, automated apparatus and method for clean, high purity, simultaneous lapping and polishing of optics, semiconductors and optoelectronic materials  
A linear, automated apparatus and method for clean, cost-effective, simultaneous lapping and polishing of optics, semiconductors and optoelectronic materials is presented, constructed principally...
8684790 Method and arrangement for maintenance of gas-turbine blades  
The invention relates to a method and an arrangement for re-creation of an optimized contour of the leading edges of gas-turbine blades, in which a gas-turbine blade (2) is passed by one or more...
8678881 Grinding center and method for simultaneous grinding of a plurality of bearings and end-side surfaces of crankshafts  
A grinding center for the simultaneous grinding of a plurality of main and rod bearings and/or central and end-side sections of crankshafts includes first and second stations. Two main bearing...
8672729 Wheel polishing rotary stand  
A device for polishing wheels of truck or cars without removing the valve or the tire of the wheel. The device comprises three parts: a rotative assembly fixed to a stand subject to an angular...
8657648 Processing apparatus having four processing units  
A processing apparatus includes a turn table rotatably provided and having an opening; at least five chuck tables provided on the turn table, each chuck table having a holding surface for holding...
8651918 Pallet/flip unit/gantry system  
Industrial pallet has a body with an open bay, in which a work piece can be secured such that it can be worked on from either side of the pallet. An overhead gantry and/or flipping unit may be...
8647171 Fixed-spindle floating-platen workpiece loader apparatus  
A method and apparatus for robotic devices that can be used to load and remove workpieces and abrasive disks for an abrading system having a floating, rotatable abrading platen that is three-point...