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Material or article handling April category listing, related patent applications 04/09Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20090110517 - Catalyst flow control device for transfer of solids between two vessels: An apparatus and method for transporting solid particulate matter from a lower pressure vessel to a higher pressure vessel are disclosed. The apparatus includes a flow control vessel disposed between the lower and higher pressure vessels with valves for transferring solids between the vessels.... Agent: Honeywell International Inc Patent Services
20090110518 - Sealed substrate carriers and systems and methods for transporting: An electronic device manufacturing system is disclosed. The system includes a processing tool having one or more processing chambers each adapted to perform an electronic device manufacturing process on one or more substrates; a substrate carrier adapted to couple to the system and carry one or more substrates; and a... Agent: Dugan & Dugan, PC
20090110519 - Semiconductor manufacturing apparatus and method for loading/unloading wafer via variable setting of slot: A loading/unloading method of a semiconductor manufacturing apparatus for randomly designating a slot of a wafer in loading/unloading the wafer is provided. The method of loading and unloading a wafer through a random designation of wafer slot instead of sequential designation in a semiconductor manufacturing apparatus includes pre-setting a wafer... Agent: Mills & Onello LLP
20090110520 - Advanced fi blade for high temperature extraction: Embodiments of the present invention as recited in the claims generally provide an apparatus for transferring substrates in a processing system where the substrate is exposed to high temperatures. In one embodiment a blade for transporting a substrate is provided. The blade comprises a base having an arcuate lateral shoulder,... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, LLP - - Appm/tx
20090110521 - Wafer holder: A wafer holder is provided which includes a holder body with a chuck table having a ring-like wafer receptacle, and a plurality of fixing portions fixing a wafer on the wafer receptacle to hold the wafer, and a carrier supporting the wafer before fixed on the wafer receptacle from downward.... Agent: Chapman And Cutler
20090110522 - System and method for automated truck loading: An automatic case loader for loading product in a trailer is disclosed. A mobile base structure provides a support framework for a drive subassembly, conveyance subassembly, an industrial robot, a distance measurement sensor, and a control subassembly. Under the operation of the control subassembly, product advances through a powered transportation... Agent: Scott T. Griggs
20090110523 - Tilt deck vehicle with rear impact guard ramp: A vehicle has a frame supported on wheels. A tilt deck is pivotally attached to a rear of the frame. A deck latch locks the tilt deck to the frame in the transport position. A ramp pivotally attached to the deck moves from an inclined position, where the ramp slopes... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090110525 - Automatic case loader and method for use of same: A system and method for automated trailer loading that utilizes an automatic case loader for loading product in a trailer is disclosed. A mobile base structure provides a support framework for a drive subassembly, conveyance subassembly, an industrial robot, a distance measurement sensor, and a control subassembly. Under the operation... Agent: Scott T. Griggs
20090110524 - Delivery system for unloading aggregate material from a vehicle and method: A land vehicle for transporting and distributing aggregate material has an opening formed in the floor portion of a cargo area. A funnel rotatably connected to a bottom side of the floor portion beneath the opening communicates with a receiving end of a boom having a conveyor. The boom is... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd
20090110526 - Auger wagon with folding lift auger and retracting delivery hood: An agricultural auger wagon includes a horizontal floor auger and a forward lift auger for delivering grain to a transport vehicle. The lift auger is a folding auger which includes a fixed lower auger section and an upper auger section mounted above the lower auger section in use. The upper... Agent: Wildman Harrold Allen & Dixon LLP
20090110527 - Strap driven field mast: A portable telescopic mast assembly with positive retraction for raising and lowering an associated device includes an outer body and a plurality of mast sections slideably engaged with the outer body. A lifting cable is disposed between the plurality of mast sections. The lifting cable operatively connects the plurality of... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP
20090110528 - Lift mechanism: A lifting mechanism having a first frame and a second frame. The second frame is movable relative to the first frame. A pulley is rotatably attached to one of the frames and a means for rotating the pulley is provided. A cordage is attached at one end to the pulley... Agent: Botkin & Hall, LLP
20090110529 - Pneumatic transfer of finely ground clay material: A method for transferring a sized clay material for use in drilling fluids that includes providing the sized clay material to a pneumatic transfer vessel; supplying an air flow to the sized clay material in the pneumatic transfer vessel; and transferring the sized clay material from the pneumatic transfer vessel... Agent: Osha Liang/mi
20090110530 - Linkage assembly: A linkage assembly that includes a pivot pin cartridge disposed to connect pivotably a lift arm and a lever of the linkage assembly along an axis including the cartridge. The pivot pin cartridge includes a pin, at least one bustling pivotably disposed about at least a portion of the pin,... Agent: Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd
20090110531 - Elevated sports stand for the handicapped: An automated hunting blind which includes a platform operable to be always maintained in a generally horizontal position. The blind includes a base which is secured in an elevated position with a tree trunk. A boom is pivotally connected with the base and the platform. A drive and a control... Agent: Mcnair Law Firm, P.A.
20090110532 - Method and apparatus for providing wafer centering on a track lithography tool: An apparatus for centering a substrate in a track lithography tool includes a processing chamber having an opening large enough to admit the substrate. The processing chamber includes a substrate support member. The substrate is characterized by a diameter and comprises a mounting surface, a process surface, and an edge.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090110533 - Manipulator system and manipulator control method: A manipulator has an operating unit including a trigger lever, a distal end working unit including an end effector and a yaw axis and a roll axis for changing the direction of the end effector, and a connector shaft interconnecting the operating unit and the distal end working unit. The... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090110534 - Bag supply apparatus: A bag supply apparatus for supplying bags onto a conveyer for transporting a bag bundle stacked such that an upper level bag is shifted forward, including a bag lifting device, which is provided with a pair of bag support members disposed facing one another on the left and right sides... Agent: Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges, LLP Koda/androlia
20090110535 - Remotely operated single joint elevator: A remotely operated joint elevator for use in handling a tubular is provided. The single joint elevator including a housing having an access opening configured to receive the tubular. The single joint elevator further including at least one closure member connected to the housing via a hinge pin. Additionally, the... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.04/23/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20090104004 - Self-feeding apparatus: A self-feeding apparatus for the disabled and elderly, which comprises: a support base a holder for an open food container, pivotally connected to the base; an article for scooping food from the container; a system for moving the scooping article from a food scooping position from the container and a... Agent: Pollack, P.C.
20090104005 - Vehicle for setting utility poles in a remote location: A tracked vehicle with a front blade for clearing roads and a rear mounted crane to set and rig a utility pole in remote locations. The front blade is configured with mounts to carry an auger. A cradle on the front blade and on an outrigger of the crane is... Agent: John P. O'banion O'banion & Ritchey LLP
20090104006 - Storage, storage set and transporting system: A storage (10) unloads and loads a load (3) with a transporting carriage (2). The storage is provided with a port capable of transferring said load from or to said transporting carriage; a plurality of rack portions (15) capable of accommodating or putting said load thereon; a driving device (19)... Agent: Young & Thompson
20090104007 - Automated guided vehicle for rolls of newsprint: An automated guided vehicle for loading and unloading a rotary press with various types and widths of rolls of newsprint or other paper irrespective of their diameters. The vehicle has a traveling carriage for automatically transporting a newsprint between a storage area and the setting area in a rotary press... Agent: Dann, Dorfman, Herrell & Skillman
20090104008 - Recess anchor box cle-rab: An anchor box for being placed in a solid structure includes a housing member for providing housing for the anchor box and an anchor member connected to the housing member and extending to the solid structure. The anchor member may extend through a side of the housing member, and the... Agent: Wilson Daniel Swayze, Jr.
20090104009 - System and method for moving large objects: A system for moving a large object is provided that includes one or more wheels in contact with a ground surface and two pedals coupled to at least one wheel such that a downward force on at least one of the pedals by an operator seated on the system causes... Agent: Patent Capital Group
20090104010 - Device for receiving and for transporting an article: Device for receiving and for transporting an article, which device has receiving means which can be slid under the article by a sliding unit, characterized in that the receiving means are formed by rollers (10) which are arranged transversely to the direction in which they are slid under the article... Agent: William D. Breneman, Esq. Breneman & Georges
20090104011 - Excavation machine: An objective of the present invention is to provide a counterweight of a power shovel interchangeable with that of a superordinate model without affecting a rear end radius of the shovel at the time of rotation. In the power shovel 50 in which the counterweight is formed at the rear... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.
20090104012 - Grapple attachment: A fork and jaw grapple attachment having two forks and a jaw for wedging under, prying up, gripping, moving and handling materials. The forks have tips with angles for prying between and under materials. The jaw being a hydraulically actuated upper jaw that moves about a pivot point via a... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP
20090104013 - Apparatus for orienting stacks of trimmed molded articles and method: A thermoformed article stack guiding apparatus is provided with a frame, a guide ramp and an array of juxtaposed article guide channels. The guide ramp receives and guides individual stacks of inter-nested articles exiting a female die of a thermoforming trim press from multiple rows and multiple levels. A first... Agent: Wells St. John P.s.
20090104014 - Carrier frame for electronic components and production method for electronic components: The carrier frame relating to the present invention comprises a base layer member, a frame layer member, and a positioning layer member having multiple openings for storing electronic components. A spring layer member is mounted in a hollow part surrounded by the frame layer member between the positioning layer member... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20090104015 - Method for handling a gas turbine engine during packaging: The method is used for handing a gas turbine engine during packaging. The method comprises receiving the engine at a handling apparatus pivotally secured to the floor, removably connecting the engine to the handling apparatus, pivoting the engine while supported on the handling apparatus, lowering the engine into a container,... Agent: Ogilvy Renault LLP (pwc)04/16/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20090097947 - Bottle holder for school desk or tables: A device that allows an individual, and more particularly, a student, to hold a beverage container or other similar device in a classroom desk or table. The instant invention comprises a cylinder shape that is open on one end and closed on the other. It is approximately 5 inches in... Agent: Richard L. Bigelow
20090097948 - Device and method for moving liquid containers: The invention relates to a device (1) and to a method for moving liquid containers (2). Said device comprises a support unit (3) which is implemented to receive the liquid containers (2); a base unit (5) in relation to which the support unit (3) is mounted in an essentially horizontally... Agent: Notaro & Michalos P.C.
20090097949 - Device for receiving and for transporting an article: A device for receiving and for transporting an article having a receiving plate which is slid under the article is provided in which the improvement involves a more effective way for an article to rest on the receiving plates during transportation. A more effective way for an article to rest... Agent: William D. Breneman, Esq. Breneman & Georges
20090097950 - Substrate processing system and substrate transfer method: A substrate processing system includes a control section configured to control a series of transfer operations and preset to control operation of a container transfer apparatus, operation at a substrate access area, and operation of a substrate handling apparatus independently of each other. The control section includes a schedule creating... Agent: Smith, Gambrell & Russell
20090097951 - Loading and unloading reel carrier truck: A cable reel carrier device, including at least one pair of work arms that engage a spindle bar in the center of a reel of cable and the like, and the work arms lift the reel on to or off of a truck bed. Where two pairs of work arms... Agent: Kinney & Lange, P.A.
20090097952 - Method and device for transporting an elevator car drive machine: The present invention includes a method and a device for transporting an elevator car drive machine within an elevator hoistway. The drive machine is secured to a movable carriage located in the hoistway and the carriage is moved in a horizontal direction of travel to move the drive machine horizontally... Agent: Kinney & Lange, P.A.
20090097953 - Device for moving packages and methods of using the same: A device for operating on a package includes a housing having a portion adapted to be coupled to the package, and a fan coupled to the housing for generating a vacuum within the housing to selectively retain or release the package relative to the housing. A method of operating on... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP
20090097954 - Sheet separator and method: The present invention provides a sheet separator and method for use in separating sheets of material, such as sheets of material that are provided in stacks. The sheet separator is inserted at a desired position within the stack of material. The sheet separator has dimensions selected to avoid damage to... Agent: Kenneth L. Nash
20090097955 - Credential manufacturing device having an auxiliary card input: A credential manufacturing device includes a card supply positioned adjacent to a main card input and configured to hold a plurality of plastic card substrates, a card transport, a card processing device, an auxiliary input and a card rotator. The card transport is configured to feed individual card substrates from... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.
20090097956 - Articulating package palletizing system: A package moving system has a jaw device movable between an open and a closed position. The jaw has a pair of opposite support structures that each support at least one support arm. The at least one support arm moves between a first and second position. In the first position,... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090097957 - Mobile cart having a retractable-wheel base system: A mobile cart for carrying a plurality of fluid canisters. The cart includes a platform configured to support the fluid canisters. The cart also includes a base having a base body and a plurality of wheels movably connected to the base body so that the wheels can be selectively moved... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20090097958 - Device and method for transporting catalyst to a reactor vessel: A device and method for transporting and handling catalyst for a chemical reactor.... Agent: Camoriano & Associates04/09/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20090092464 - Method and apparatus for feeding items of laundry to a laundry treatment device, in particular a mangle: Items of laundry have to be stretched out by a spreading device (14) before they are inserted into a mangle or any other laundry treatment device. To this end, the spreading device (14) has spreading clips (15) which can be moved away from one another. In the case of relatively... Agent: Smith, Gambrell & Russell
20090092465 - Multiple hopper charging installation for a shaft furnace: A multiple hopper charging installation for a shaft furnace includes a rotary distribution device for distributing bulk material in the shaft furnace by rotating a distribution member about a central axis of the shaft furnace and at least two hoppers arranged in parallel and offset from the central axis above... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20090092466 - Multi-level load lock chamber, transfer chamber, and robot suitable for interfacing with same: A new apparatus for processing substrates is disclosed. A multi-level load lock chamber having four environmentally isolated chambers interfaces with a transfer chamber that has a robotic assembly. The robotic assembly has two arms that each can move horizontally as the robotic assembly rotates about its axis. The arms can... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, LLP - - Appm/tx
20090092468 - Inlet port mechanism for introducing object and treatment system: An inlet port mechanism for an object to be treated is provided to quickly and smoothly replace an atmosphere in a storage container body with an inert gas without shifting of the position of the object to be treated. The inlet port mechanism has a partition wall, a stage, an... Agent: Smith, Gambrell & Russell
20090092467 - Stage apparatus: To enable division for transportation and secure proper treatment on a substrate to be treated, the present invention provides a stage apparatus (11) including a substrate holding plane which holds a substrate to be treated, a pair of guide frames (13X1), (13X2) oppositely disposed with the substrate holding plane sandwiched... Agent: Floyd B Carothers Carothers And Carothers
20090092469 - Substrate processing unit, substrate transfer method, substrate cleansing process unit, and substrate plating apparatus: To provide a substrate processing unit, a substrate transfer method, a substrate cleansing process unit, and a substrate plating apparatus that make it possible for a substrate carry-in mechanism such as a robot arm to quickly release hold on the substrate after carrying in the substrate so as to shorten... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20090092470 - End effector with sensing capabilities: In one embodiment, an end effector having a first arm extending from an end effector support body, and a second arm extending from the end effector support body is provided. The first arm and the second arm have support extensions for supporting a peripheral region of a substrate, wherein the... Agent: Martine Penilla & Gencarella, LLP
20090092471 - Scalable freight loading system, especially for an aircraft: The invention relates to a scalable freight loading system, especially for an aircraft, said system comprising drive means (L1-L9, R1-R9), covering sensors, bolts, proximity switches (PL1-PL9, PR1-PR9), and a central control device (CCB). According to the invention, the loading surface is divided into sectors (S1, S2, S3); a local control... Agent: Venable LLP
20090092472 - Apparatus and system for handling a glass sheet: A method of conveying a glass substrate utilizing an improved non-contact lifting device. The non-contact lifting device employs the Bernoulli effect to create a pressure differential across the glass substrate. The Bernoulli device of the present invention comprises an increased holding or lifting power, and reduces the opportunity for contact... Agent: Corning Incorporated
20090092473 - Method of stacking firewood: A method for stacking firewood which comprises the steps of supplying an elongated strap, securing a first end portion of the strap about a piece of firewood, laying a first portion of the strap along a substrate, placing a plurality of logs in a side by side relationship to form... Agent: Eric Fincham
20090092474 - Tray stacking apparatus: System and apparatus for automatically stacking trays involve receiving trays on a receiving platform, detecting the arrival of the tray on the platform, and synchronously displacing the tray to a moveable tray cart located in a tray stacking area of a stacking tower. An automated tray sliding mechanism displaces the... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090092475 - Tortilla destacking device: Disclosed herein is a destacking device for dispensing planar food products, such as tortillas, from a stack bottom. In some embodiments of the invention, the device includes a frame and a carriage assembly configured for linear reciprocation with respect to the frame. The carriage assembly has a drum that rotates... Agent: Mccarter & English, LLP
20090092476 - Method and apparatus for allocating different auxiliary materials to be picked up by a palletizing robot: A device is described for providing different auxiliary materials by a palleting robot for palleting objects at a palleting site. A palleting cell has storage sites, and the device is provided with a single supply site. A palleting cell is supplied with the auxiliary materials. The storage sites are arranged... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.04/02/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20090087284 - Three hopper charging installation for a shaft furnace: A three hopper charging installation for a shaft furnace includes a rotary distribution device for distributing bulk material in the furnace by rotating a distribution member about the furnace central axis and a first, a second and a third hopper arranged in parallel above the rotary distribution device and offset... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20090087286 - Semiconductor manufacturing systems: Linear semiconductor handling systems provide more balanced processing capacity using various techniques to provide increased processing capacity to relatively slow processes. This may include use of hexagonal vacuum chambers to provide additional facets for slow process modules, use of circulating process modules to provide more processing capacity at a single... Agent: Strategic Patents P.C..
20090087285 - Substrate processing apparatus: An FOUP transport robot transports an FOUP, which stores a plurality of substrates, between a loading port and an FOUP placement stage. An indexer robot transfers substrates (unprocessed substrates) stored in the FOUP placed on the FOUP placement stage, to a cleaning part through a substrate transfer part; or receives... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20090087287 - Apparatus and method for semiconductor wafer transfer: An apparatus for semiconductor wafer transfer comprises a first region for placement of a pod, a second region for placement of a cassette, an unloading mechanism, and a transferring mechanism for transferring wafers in the unloaded pod to the cassette horizontally. In an embodiment, the pod is unloaded by lifting... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys
20090087288 - Substrate transport apparatus with multiple movable arms utilizing a mechanical switch mechanism: A substrate transport apparatus including a frame, a drive section connected to the frame and including at least one independently controllable motor, at least two substrate transport arms connected to the frame and comprising arm links arranged for supporting and transporting substrates, and a mechanical motion switch coupled to the... Agent: Perman & Green
20090087289 - Substrate transport apparatus with multiple movable arms utilizing a mechanical switch mechanism: The present invention provides a structure for storing a substrate that can be downsized compared to conventional techniques and is capable of suppressing an increase in footprint. The structure for storing a substrate pertaining to the present invention includes a holding section for holding a substrate horizontally, an inner component... Agent: Masuvalley & Partners
20090087290 - Quadruple vehicle parking system: A quadruple parking system configured to store at least four vehicles is provided. The vehicle parking system includes a rigid frame including four vertically upstanding posts, the frame generally defining a rectangular volume; at least three platforms movably disposed in the frame, each platform being configured to support at least... Agent: Casella & Hespos
20090087291 - Front latch system for a front end loader: A work machine includes a frame and a front latch system carried by the frame at a front end of the work machine. The latch system includes a pair of laterally spaced, generally horizontally oriented slots, with each slot defined by an upper edge and a lower edge. The upper... Agent: Deere & Company
20090087292 - Cam-lock mechanism for attachment of implements to prime movers: A cam lock device for replacing the conventional pins connecting a loader mechanism to a prime mover, the device in conjunction with a modified loader mounting bracket, provides an adjustable, easily installable and removable apparatus that allows secure and convenient attachment/detachment of a loader mechanism to a prime mover.... Agent: Cnh America LLC
20090087293 - Apparatus and a system for lifting and storing an article and a method for using the same: A frame, a system and a method elevates an article are from a floor to a wall. The frame may have an “A” frame for supporting the article. The article may be placed on the frame and secured to the frame. A drive system attached to the frame is used... Agent: Patents+tms, P.C.
20090087294 - Unit for packaging article containing infusion product: A unit (100) for packaging articles (1) containing a product for infusion, preferably filter paper coffee pods (1), is of the type comprising at least one operating stacking station (8) for stacking the pods (1) in such a way as to form at least one stack (Ia, Ib) of pods... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20090087295 - Grabber for automatically grabbing packing units: A grabber for automatically grabbing and placing packing units of different dimensions and configurations includes a frame with a support, a hold-down device and a stripper attached to the frame. The support supports a bottom portion of a respective packing unit, and is generally horizontally movable with respect to the... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP
20090087296 - Carton feeder having friction reducing support shaft: A carton feeder assembly is disclosed for selecting or picking carton blanks from the end of a stack of blanks in a magazine. The assembly includes a magazine and conveyor for moving stacks of carton blanks toward a carton feeder assembly. A support shaft assembly is disposed at the downstream... Agent: Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC
20090087297 - Stack transfer device: A transfer device is disclosed for transferring a plurality of stacks of disk-like objects such as frozen hamburger patties, from a plurality of first trays having bottom walls angled with respect to horizontal to a horizontal support platform spaced from the trays. The transfer device includes a support frame having... Agent: Berenato, White & Stavish, LLCPrevious industry: Sheet metal container making
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