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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 a...
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...
8647172 Wafer pads for fixed-spindle floating-platen lapping  
Three rotary wafer abrasive lapping spindles having attached wafers are mounted on the flat surface of a granite lapping machine base. A flexible raised island abrasive disk is attached to the...
8647170 Laser alignment apparatus for rotary spindles  
There are three flat-surfaced rotary workpiece abrasive lapping spindles that are spaced apart from each other in a circle and are attached to the flat surface of a granite lapping machine base....
8636559 Method for wafer back-grinding control  
A method of reducing manufacturing defects of semiconductor wafers during a back-grinding process. The method includes receiving a semiconductor wafer on a chuck table, wherein said chuck table has...
8632377 Ultrasonic trimming method  
An ultrasonic trimming method is composed of steps, driving a cutter blade having a flat plate shape and supported by an arm at an end of an articulated robot via an ultrasonic oscillator, the...
8628377 Flexure assembly  
A flexure assembly comprising a flexure stack comprising a plurality of individual webs connected together with a force in an x-direction to produce a friction in a z-direction orthogonal to the...
8616935 Control of overpolishing of multiple substrates on the same platen in chemical mechanical polishing  
A polishing method includes simultaneously polishing two substrates, a first substrate and a second substrate, on the same polishing pad. A default overpolishing time is stored and an in-situ...
8615317 Process and apparatus for generating control data for controlling a tool on a machine tool comprising at least 5 axes  
A process and an apparatus for generating control data for controlling a tool on a machine tool comprising at least 5 axes for the production of a predetermined finished part having a base body and...
8602841 Form tap and method of making such  
A form tap includes a shank having a shank length and a thread portion that extends along at least a portion of the shank length. The thread portion includes a finishing portion and a chamfer...
8602842 Three-point fixed-spindle floating-platen abrasive system  
A method and apparatus for releasably attaching flexible abrasive disks to a flat-surfaced platen that floats in three-point abrading contact with three flat-surfaced rotatable fixed-position...
8597073 Method and device for machining the leading edge of a turbine engine blade  
A method and a device for machining the leading edge of a turbine engine blade by a machining center for which parameters are set is disclosed. The method includes: acquiring a 3D profile of the...
8579676 Grinding machine  
A first angular grinding wheel and a straight grinding wheel having rotation axes parallel to each other are arranged on a swivel slide that turns about a turning axis. A reference symmetry plane...
8574028 Grinder/polisher  
An improved grinder/polisher includes a base having a bowl, a rotating drive plate and a drive plate drive that is adapted to support a platen. The grinder/polisher includes a head configured to...
8568201 Method and apparatus for grinding axial workpieces  
A method and an apparatus for grinding an axial workpiece are capable of removing a turning lead portion of an axial workpiece having an oil seal fit portion on its outer circumferential surface by...
8568197 Method of fluid jet machining  
A pocket (6) is machined into the surface of a component (9) by pressurising a fluid (1) and directing a jet (11) of the pressurized fluid (1) at the surface to be machined. Continuous relative...
8550876 Force-controlled surface finishing through the use of a passive magnetic constant-force device  
A constant force finishing system used to finish a surface of a workpiece includes at least a first movement device arranged to apply a first movement to a finishing tool, the first movement having...
8550873 Method and apparatus for prepping surfaces with a high-frequency forced pulsed waterjet  
A method of prepping a surface using a high-frequency forced pulsed waterjet entails generating a high-frequency signal having a frequency f using a high-frequency signal generator, applying the...
8550874 Glass-plate 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...
8528886 Material sheet handling system and processing methods  
Methods and apparatus provide for delivering a controlled supply of gas to at least one aero-mechanical device to impart a gas flow to suspend a material sheet; preventing lateral movement of the...
8523633 Method for producing a spectacle lens  
A method for producing a semi-finished product for a plus or minus power lens having a toroidal or atoroidal back that is configured as a prescription surface. According to the method, a blank...
8517798 Polishing pad, method of producing the same and method of producing semiconductor device by using the same  
The present invention provides a polishing pad used for planarizing inter layer dielectrics and the like by CMP (chemical mechanical polishing) in the manufacturing process of a semiconductor...
8517797 Grinding machine and grinding method  
In a grinding machine, a retraction grinding is performed after a first advance grinding. Within a rotational range for a cylindrical workpiece to rotate from a present rotational phase to a target...
8512096 System for removing material from components  
A system for performing a polishing operation on a component is disclosed, the system comprising a robot, a fixture, a mount system for attaching the fixture to a robotic arm and a drive system...
8506357 Method for grinding the main and rod bearings of a crankshaft by external cylindrical grinding and apparatus for carrying out the method  
In the cylindrical grinding of the main and rod bearings of crankshafts, the rod bearings are ground prior to the main bearings. The advantage of this is that the deformations that unavoidably...
8506358 Method for the operation of a gear or profile grinding machine and gear or profile grinding machine  
The invention relates to a method for the operation of a gear or profile grinding machine (1) for the grinding of pre-geared or pre-profiled workpieces (2), wherein the machine comprises at least...
8500515 Fixed-spindle and floating-platen abrasive system using spherical mounts  
A method and apparatus for releasably attaching flexible abrasive disks to a flat-surfaced platen that floats in three-point abrading contact with three flat-surfaced rotatable fixed-position...
8500514 Apparatus and method for processing piston  
A piston processing apparatus includes a work attaching head capable of fixing a piston material, a work rotating device, a grinding wheel, a grinding wheel rotating device, first and second moving...
8480453 Die grinder with rotatable head  
A die grinder including a body having a longitudinal axis, and a grinding head portion with an output shaft capable of powered rotation. A motor is disposed in the body for rotating the output...
8475229 Method and grinding machine for the complete grinding of short and/or rod-shaped workpieces  
Short and/or rod-shaped workpieces are completely machined by grinding two parallel end faces and the longitudinal sides of the workpiece with very short cycle times. The grinding machine includes...
8465343 Floor levelling vehicle  
This invention relates to a mobile floor levelling vehicle for levelling an undulating floor surface, which comprises a vehicle body with front and back displacement means for moving the vehicle...
8460058 Complex apparatus and method for polishing an ingot block  
A compound chamfering device that manufactures prism-shaped ingot blocks of excellent surface smoothness is disclosed. The four-corner round surfaces and the four sides of a prism-shaped ingot...
8454408 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...
8449348 Techniques for debris reduction when performing edge deletion on coated articles having temporary protective coatings applied thereto  
Certain example embodiments of this invention relate to techniques for edge deleting coatings supported by coated articles while a temporary protective coating is applied thereto. More...
8444453 Device and method for fine or finest processing of a rotationally symmetric work piece surface  
A device for fine or finest processing of a rotationally symmetric work piece surface of a work piece (14), with a drive mechanism (12) for driving the work piece (14) around an axis of rotation...
8414354 Glass manufacturing device  
A glass manufacturing device includes a working container, a loading device, a sand blower, a shielding device, and a supporting device. The loading device is received in the working container and...
8414358 Corner bevelling assembly for bevelling corners of glass sheets  
The corners of a sheet of glass travelling in a longitudinal direction are ground by a corner bevelling assembly having a fixed frame; a movable frame; a grinding wheel; a supporting arm supporting...
8408967 Machine tool with rest apparatus and machining method thereof  
It is an object of the present invention to provide a machine tool with a rest apparatus having high supporting stiffness of a workpiece by the rest apparatus and having flexibility to machine a...
8408966 Glass manufacturing device  
A glass manufacturing device includes a work container, a loading device, a sandblaster, a shield device, and a lift device. The loading device is received in the work container and loads a glass...
8408971 Grinding assembly for bevelling corners of glass sheets  
The corners of a sheet of glass travelling in a longitudinal direction are ground by a grinding assembly having a fixed frame; a movable frame; a grinding wheel; a supporting arm supporting the...
8408965 Eddy current gain compensation  
In-situ monitoring during processing of a substrate includes processing a conductive film on a substrate in a semiconductor processing apparatus and generating a signal from an eddy current sensor...
8403725 Method and device for machining workpieces  
An apparatus and method for machining workpieces is provided, in particular, for grinding the surface of non-round workpieces. The workpiece is clamped within a machining unit and the surface of...
8398458 Modular base-plate semiconductor polisher architecture  
The present invention generally relates to a polishing system. Particularly, the present invention relates a polishing apparatus having one or more modular polishing stations, and a plurality of...
8382554 Substrate polishing apparatus and method of polishing substrate using the same  
Provided are a substrate polishing apparatus and a method of polishing a substrate using the same. The substrate polishing apparatus includes a substrate supporting member, a polishing unit, and a...