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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...
8639869 Portable controller for interfacing with process system components  
A portable control unit may be quickly coupled and decoupled from docking stations on a plurality of process system components, such as cylindrical grinding machines. The portable control unit may...
8632378 Micro-abrasive blasting device for dental applications and methods  
A micro-abrasive blasting device comprises a mixing chamber, a delivery conduit extending from external the mixing chamber to the mixing chamber and a discharge conduit extending from the mixing...
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...
8628376 In-line wafer thickness sensing  
A method of forming bare silicon substrates is described. A bare silicon substrate is measured, wherein measuring is performed by a non-contact capacitance measurement device to obtain a signal at...
8628384 Polishing pad for eddy current end-point detection  
Polishing pads for polishing semiconductor substrates using eddy current end-point detection are described. Methods of fabricating polishing pads for polishing semiconductor substrates using eddy...
8628383 Coated abrasive products containing aggregates  
A coated abrasive product includes a particulate material containing green, unfired abrasive aggregates having a generally spheroidal or toroidal shape, the aggregates formed from a composition...
8627695 Method for ultrasound shot-blasting of turbomachine parts  
A method for ultrasound shot-blasting by a cloud of balls set in motion through contact with a sonotrode having one metallic surface including an area of difficult access, characterized in that the...
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...
8628379 Dust collection bag for manual sander  
A dust collection assembly for a manual sander, having a bag with an open upper end and a lower end terminating in an aperture, and a rigid frame supporting the open upper end of the bag. The rigid...
8628381 Drywall sponge sander  
A sanding device for use with an abrasive sponge includes a base, at least one retaining mechanism, and at least one engaging mechanism. The base has opposite supporting and working surfaces, the...
8630731 Method of calibrating an ophthalmic processing device, machine programmed therefor, and computer program  
The present invention is directed to a method of calibrating drill depth of an ophthalmic processing device. A number of drill cycles are selected for drilling an expected number of holes in a lens...