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9039486 Texturing of a storage cell for reduced friction retention of a data storage cartridge  
Described are embodiments of an invention for a method and a tool to produce a textured surface on the retention tab of a storage cell. The tool has a form that fits within the storage cell. The...
RE45468 Barrier-slurry-free copper CMP process  
A method of polishing a metal layer comprising the following steps. A structure having an upper patterned dielectric layer with an opening therein is provided. A barrier layer is formed over the...
8998678 Spider arm driven flexible chamber abrading workholder  
Flat-surfaced workpieces such as semiconductor wafers or sapphire disks are attached to a rotatable floating workpiece holder carrier that is supported by a pressurized-air flexible elastomer...
8998676 Retaining ring with selected stiffness and thickness  
A retaining ring for holding a substrate below a carrier head during chemical mechanical polishing includes an annular lower portion and an annular upper portion secured to the lower portion. The...
8998677 Bellows driven floatation-type abrading workholder  
Flat-surfaced workpieces such as semiconductor wafers are attached to a rotatable floating workpiece holder carrier rotor that is supported by and rotationally driven by a bellows. The rotating...
8986407 High porosity abrasive articles and methods of manufacturing same  
An abrasive article includes a polymer matrix and abrasive grains dispersed in the polymer matrix, wherein the abrasive article has a void volume of at least 50%. The polymer matrix is polymerized...
8944886 Abrasive slurry and dressing bar for embedding abrasive particles into substrates  
An abrasive polishing slurry including abrasive particles in a carrier fluid and micro-nano members. A system and method for making an abrasive article using the polishing slurry is also...
8942842 Varying optical coefficients to generate spectra for polishing control  
A method of generating a library of reference spectra includes storing an optical model for a layer stack having at a plurality of layers, receiving user input identifying a set of one or more...
8919215 Orbital motion attachment with counterweight for angle die grinder  
An orbital motion attachment for a die grinder includes a flexible collar mounted at a first end to a locating support ring and the locating support ring being removably secured to the die...
8904628 Method of manufacturing noise removing filter  
Disclosed herein is a method of manufacturing a noise removing filter, including preparing at least one conductive pattern, an insulating layer for covering the at least one conductive pattern,...
8900035 Method and device for grinding a continuous casting product  
A cast slab having a pair of wide, substantially planar, and opposite side faces and a pair of narrow opposite edge faces, is ground by first orienting the slab with the side and edge faces...
8900036 Polishing pad having micro-grooves on the pad surface  
A polishing pad is provided herein, which may include a plurality of soluble fibers having a diameter in the range of about 5 to 80 micrometers, and an insoluble component. The pad may also pad...
8894466 Method of electrostatic deposition of particles, abrasive grain and articles  
Presently described are methods of making an article via electrostatic deposition of particles, abrasive grains and articles, as well as a method of repairing a painted surface. The abrasive grain...
8888558 Probe pin and method of manufacturing the same  
A probe pin having a bent portion at its tip end portion is used for a probe card, the probe pin is configured such that an angle constituted by a direction of work groove generated at a time of...
8888559 Wet sanding compositions  
A wet sanding adjuvant is comprised of a composition comprising: (1) an alkali metal or ammonium salt of an alkoxylated alkyl sulfate; (2) an alkali metal or ammonium salt of an alphaolefin...
8884439 Joining electrode, method of manufacturing the same, semiconductor device, and method of manufacturing the same  
Disclosed herein is a joining electrode including: an insulating layer; a recessed portion formed in the insulating layer; a covering layer formed on a side surface and a bottom surface of the...
8876575 Microneedle and method of manufacturing microneedle  
A method of manufacturing a microneedle including forming a plurality of first linear grooves on a substrate in parallel to one another along a first direction using grinding and forming a...
8859476 Multi-purpose, non-corrosive cleaning compositions and methods of use  
Compositions comprising an alkanesulfonic acid and an organic nitrogenous base, and related methods of use.
8840803 Thermally conductive nanocomposition and method of making the same  
A nanocomposite fluid includes a fluid medium; and a nanoparticle composition comprising nanoparticles which are electrically insulating and thermally conductive. A method of making the...
8834661 Row bar ring-to-ring transfer using single-sided adhesive film and vacuum  
Row bars are attached to a lapping ring by a first single-sided adhesive film that adheres to the row bars and are secured to a first lapping ring by a vacuum. After backside lapping is performed...
8827768 Skate sharpening holder, skate blade, and method of use  
A skate sharpening holder includes an anvil plate surface that is adapted to engage with a skate blade so that the skate blade is securely held with respect to the anvil during skate sharpening or...
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...
8801497 Array of abrasive members with resilient support  
An abrasive article having an array of abrasive members with an elastomeric support that permits each abrasive member to move independently in at least pitch and roll. Each abrasive member...
8758089 Abrasive articles, rotationally reciprocating tools, and methods  
Methods of abrading surfaces by rotationally reciprocating abrasive surfaces in contact with the surfaces, abrasive articles for use in rotationally reciprocating tools, and methods of removing...
8759216 Compositions and methods for polishing silicon nitride materials  
The present invention provides a method for polishing silicon nitride-containing substrates. The method comprises abrading a surface of a silicon nitride substrate with a polishing composition,...
8740669 Damage prevention tool and method  
A damage prevention tool and method is provided in which a free-floating disk is connected to an abrasion disk through a bearing structure. When the tool is actuated, the abrasion disk rotates...
8740474 Methods for processing a multi-fiber ferrule  
A method for processing ferrules for fiber optic connectors is disclosed herein. The method involves ablating a distal end face of the ferrule with the plurality of laser beam pulses to remove a...
8734203 Elevator load bearing member having a jacket with at least one rough exterior surface  
An illustrative method of making a load bearing member for use in an elevator system includes mechanically roughening at least one surface on an exterior of a jacket of the load bearing member to...
8727832 System, method and apparatus for enhanced cleaning and polishing of magnetic recording disk  
Cleaning or polishing magnetic recording media (MRM) may comprise mounting and rotating the MRM on a spindle; circulating a tape adjacent to a surface of the MRM; and applying an electrostatic...
8721396 Method for preparing and buffing a powder coated wood substrate  
The invention includes a method for preparing and buffing an item made of powder coated MDF (or other substrate containing wood) with the end result of improved visual and tactile smoothness; the...
8702083 Rare earth magnet holding jig and cutting machine  
A magnet holding jig comprises a platform and first and second holders disposed on opposite sides of the platform. The platform is provided with channels, the holders are comb-shaped to define...
8702084 Rare earth magnet holding jig, cutting machine, and cutting method  
A magnet holding jig comprises a platform and first and second holders disposed on opposite sides of the platform. The platform is provided with channels, the holders are comb-shaped to define...
8696823 Methods and systems for abrasive cleaning and barrier coating/sealing of pipes  
Methods for abrasive cleaning, deburring, providing barrier coatings and sealing leaks in existing pipes, in a single operation, in one pass by intermittent bursts of dry particulates forced and...
8690637 Flex-arm devices and methods  
Disclosed is a flex-arm device including a base, at least one support block attached to the base, the support block including a shaft aperture, a shaft engaged with the shaft aperture of the...
8690638 Curved plastic object and systems and methods for deburring the same  
Curved plastic objects and systems and methods for deburring the same are disclosed. The curved plastic object can be the cap or grill of a headphone or earbud.
8684792 Sanding system with vacuum  
A sanding system suitable for drywall sanding has a foam sanding block that fits into a hollow housing such that a gap is left around most of the perimeter of the sanding block and the housing...
8662959 Cutting method and cutting device for hard material  
A method of cutting a workpiece made of a highly-hard material is provided. The workpiece is cut by a machining device including a workpiece holder that holds the workpiece, a spindle device that...
8652225 Flexible coated abrasive finishing article and method of manufacturing the same  
A flexible abrasive finishing article including a backing of fabric or paper having first and second major surfaces with abrasive particles adhesively secured to said first major surface and a...
8628378 Method for holding and polishing a substrate  
A retainer is used with an apparatus for polishing a substrate. The substrate has upper and lower surfaces and a lateral, substantially circular, perimeter. The apparatus has a polishing pad with...
8628385 Bonded abrasive article and method of use  
An abrasive tool including a bonded abrasive article including a bond material comprising a metal or metal alloy, abrasive grains contained within the bond material, and a reaction agent dispersed...
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...
8602846 Polishing pad and a method for manufacturing the same  
A polishing pad of excellent durability and adhesion between the polishing layer and the base material layer includes a polishing layer arranged on a base material layer, wherein the polishing...
8602845 Strengthening by machining  
A machining method comprises selecting a finished surface dimension and a material property for a working surface, defining a working temperature range based on the selected material property, and...
8597078 Method for creating a complex surface on a substrate of glass  
A method for creating a concave section of glass from a glass substrate having flat surfaces includes the use of a grinding wheel and a turntable. The method includes the steps of securing the...
8590705 Cylinder surface treated container for monochlorosilane  
The present invention is a container and a processing for passivating the internal surface of the container to store monochlorosilane in a stable manner without degradation of the...
8591287 Methods of fabricating a honeycomb extrusion die from a die body  
Methods for fabricating a honeycomb extrusion die from a die body include the step of machining extrusion slots with at least one grinding wheel to provide a honeycomb pattern of extrusion slots....
8585461 Precision coating sander  
A method and apparatus for sanding a workpiece. A sanding apparatus may be positioned relative to a surface of the workpiece. A positioning structure for the sanding apparatus may be moved...
8579677 Abrasive impregnated brush  
An abrasive brush includes a securing element and a plurality of abrasive filaments secured to the securing element to form a brush. Each abrasive filament includes a matrix of thermoplastic...
8574029 Orbital grinding aggregate  
The invention concerns a grinding machine having displaceable grinding means for the processing of workpieces made from wood, wood composite materials, plastics, metals and similar materials. The...
8556679 Substrate polishing metrology using interference signals  
A polishing pad assembly for a chemical mechanical polishing apparatus includes a polishing pad having a polishing surface and a surface opposite the polishing surface for attachment to a platen,...