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8662961 Polishing pad seasoning method, seasoning plate, and semiconductor polishing device  
A seasoning plate is placed on a polishing pad and performs seasoning of the polishing pad by abrading the polishing pad through the friction caused by rotation of the polishing pad. The seasoning...
8663349 Polycrystalline diamond compacts, and related methods and applications  
Embodiments of the invention relate to polycrystalline diamond compacts (“PDCs”) and methods of fabricating polycrystalline diamond tables and PDCs in a manner that facilitates removal of met...
8662962 Sandpaper with non-slip coating layer and method of using  
A sheet of sandpaper includes a backing layer having opposed first and second major surfaces, an adhesive make coat on the first major surface, abrasive particles at least partially embedded in the...
8662963 Chemical mechanical polishing system  
A chemical mechanical polishing (CMP) system includes a wafer polishing unit producing a used slurry; a slurry treatment system for receiving and treating the used slurry to thereby produce an...
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...
8662957 Leak proof pad for CMP endpoint detection  
In one aspect, a polishing pad includes a homogeneous unitary polishing layer having a polishing surface, an opposed bottom surface, a recess in the polishing surface extending partially but not...
8657650 Grinding wheel dressing system  
A grinding wheel dressing assembly includes a driving gear rotatable about a central axis and a dressing ring engaged with the driving gear. Rotation of the driving gear about the central axis...
8657645 Methods for testing the polishability of materials  
A method and apparatus for measuring the polishability of a solid material such as a dental restorative material includes using a series of apparatus to perform the steps of forming the material...
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...
8658937 Method and apparatus for processing substrate edges  
A method and apparatus for processing substrate edges is disclosed that overcomes the limitations of conventional edge processing methods and systems used in semiconductor manufacturing. The edge...
8657651 Apparatus for grinding a continuously cast workpiece  
An apparatus for grinding a continuously cast slab having a longitudinal axis and a rectangular cross-sectional shape with two opposite wide faces and two opposite narrow faces apparatus has a...
8657646 Endpoint detection using spectrum feature trajectories  
A method of polishing includes polishing a substrate, making a sequence of measurements of light reflected from the substrate while the substrate is being polished, at least some of the...
8657653 Homogeneous polishing pad for eddy current end-point detection  
Homogeneous polishing pads for polishing semiconductor substrates using eddy current end-point detection are described. Methods of fabricating homogeneous polishing pads for polishing semiconductor...
8657644 Eddy current sensor and polishing method and apparatus  
An eddy current sensor is used for detecting a metal film (or conductive film) formed on a surface of a substrate such as a semiconductor wafer. The eddy current sensor includes a sensor coil...
8657652 Optimized CMP conditioner design for next generation oxide/metal CMP  
A study of several key conditioner design parameters has been conducted. The purpose was to improve conditioner performance by considering factors such as wafer defects, pad life, and conditioner...
8657647 Method of polishing bladed disks for a turbomachine and polishing device  
A device for polishing centrifugal impellers for a turbomachine including a vat configured to be filled with a polishing agent, and an impeller support configured to make the impeller rotate around...
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...
8654502 Apparatus, a method for establishing a conductive pattern on a planar insulating substrate, the planar insulating substrate and a chipset thereof  
An apparatus, a method, a planar insulating substrate and a chipset have been presented, comprising at least one module configured to establish a predefined pattern on a planar insulating substrate...
8651921 Surface treatment device  
A surface treatment device includes an enclosure which has an opening through which the leading edge of an aerofoil passes. A sealing element is provided on the enclosure to seal the device to the...
8655480 Automated filler production method  
An automated filler production method includes obtaining gap measurement data by measuring a gap between component parts of a structure, delivering the gap measurement data to a data collector...
8651922 Inline handheld power tool  
A powerhead for a hand held power tool includes a powerhead assembly, the powerhead assembly being operably couplable to a hand held motive source, the powerhead assembly having a rotatable...
8655478 Dressing method, method of determining dressing conditions, program for determining dressing conditions, and polishing apparatus  
A method dresses a polishing member with a diamond dresser having diamond particles arranged on a surface thereof. The method includes determining dressing conditions by performing a simulation of...
8651919 Adhesive sheet and process for manufacturing electronic part  
An adhesive sheet comprising a sheetlike base material and, superimposed on one major surface thereof, an adhesive layer, wherein the average surface roughness on one major surface of the base...
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...
8651920 Mixing tube for a waterjet system  
A waterjet system for generating and delivering fluid jets suitable for processing a workpiece has a cutting head body and a mixing tube. The cutting head body includes a mixing chamber and a bore....
8647175 Method and apparatus for finish machining ball tracks in a nut of a ball drive  
A radially inwardly open raceway formed in a nut centered on a nut axis is machined by of oscillating the nut about the nut axis while pressing a tool secured in a holder radially outwardly into...
8647179 Polishing pad, and method for manufacturing polishing pad  
It is an object of the present invention to provide a polishing pad that is resistant to scratching and also has excellent flattening performance. One aspect of the present invention is a polishing...
8647174 Semiconductor wafer polishing method and polishing pad shaping jig  
Disclosed is a semiconductor wafer polishing method for polishing the surfaces to be polished of semiconductor wafers by use of polishing pads (16, 17) provided on fixing plates by relative...
8647173 Method for polishing a semiconductor wafer  
A method of polishing a semiconductor wafer using a holding system including a lined cutout the size of the semiconductor wafer that is fixed to a carrier. The method includes holding the...
8647178 Polishing pad of polishing system  
A polishing pad of a polishing system is mountable to a polishing plate and has a predetermined channel pattern so as to allow a polishing liquid supplied from a polishing liquid supplier to move...
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...
8647176 Method and apparatus for grinding a workpiece surface of rotation  
A workpiece having a planar face the workpiece is rotated about a workpiece axis substantially perpendicular to the planar workpiece face, and a grinding disk centered on a disk axis is rotated...
8646168 Method for manufacturing a magnetic write pole of a perpendicular magnetic write head using novel mask fabrication  
A method for manufacturing a magnetic write pole of a magnetic write head for perpendicular magnetic recording. A magnetic write pole material is deposited, followed by union milling hard mask, a...
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....
8647177 Grinder for saw chain  
A grinder capable of correctly grinding a cutting blade with a simple operation being provided. Two channels which can be replaced from above on a guide bar in alignment with right and left blades...
8640685 Concrete saw  
A concrete saw having a geared assembly for rotating a cutting blade is described. The saw utilizes a longitudinally oriented engine for rotating the blade. Various additional features and...
8641476 Coplanar 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....
8641481 Reinforced bonded abrasive tools  
Bonded abrasive tools, e.g., grinding wheels, can be reinforced using, for instance, one or more fiberglass web(s) having a surface of glass per unit of at least 0.2. Alternatively or in addition,...
8641477 Stent and method and device for fabricating the stent  
Stent, as well as a method and device for fabricating the stent, wherein the stent has a tubular lattice structure comprising individual struts and at least one strut of which at least one...
8644978 Machining apparatus and method of making endodontic instruments  
A machining apparatus and method for fabricating endodontic instruments adapted for use in performing root canal procedures is disclosed. The machining apparatus includes computer numerical control...
8641480 Polishing apparatus and polishing method  
A polishing apparatus can effectively prevent abrasive particles from falling off a polishing tape during polishing. The polishing apparatus includes: a polishing head for polishing a peripheral...
8641482 Gear grinding tool  
A gear grinding tool, which includes a helical tooth with grinding faces on surfaces thereof, grinds tooth faces of a gear as a workpiece with the grinding faces. The grinding face includes a rough...
8641478 Methods and systems for marring fiber optic substrates  
A method of marring a fiber optic substrate by supporting a length of the substrate on a tapered surface of an elongate support and causing relative movement between at least one roller and the...
8641479 Tool assembly for machining a bore  
A tool assembly for machining a bore. The tool assembly includes a cutting tool and a tool holder. The cutting tool has an abrasive grit disposed continuously around a circumference of the cutting...
8636560 Wiresaw apparatus and method for continuous removal of magnetic impurties during wiresaw cutting  
The invention provides a method and apparatus for removing magnetic or magnetized contaminants from a wiresaw cutting slurry during a wiresaw cutting process. The apparatus comprises a...
8636561 Polishing head and polishing apparatus  
A polishing head for holding a workpiece when a surface of the workpiece is polished and a polishing apparatus provided with the polishing head, and more particularly a polishing head for holding...
8636562 Surface treating apparatus and method  
A back-up apparatus for use with a surface treating apparatus can include a back-up plate having a pad attachment face and a back-up pad having a first pad face and a second pad face. The back-up...
8636563 Base for a rotating grinding or cutting tool, and grinding or cutting tool produced therefrom  
In a rotating grinding- or cutting tool, in particular a grinding wheel or grinding roller, on one body, a coating of abrasive material, e.g. cubic boron nitride (CBN) or diamond is applied. The...
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...