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Material or article handling November recently filed with US Patent Office 11/09Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 11/26/2009 > 11 patent applications in 11 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20090290960 - Apparatus for moving and securing a substrate: An apparatus for transferring and securing a substrate is shown. A pressure source is provided that is adapted to provide positive and negative pressure. A vacuum chuck is provided having a top side with a plurality of vacuum chuck portals formed therein. Each vacuum chuck portal is in fluid communication... Agent: Storm LLP
20090290961 - Product packaging system and method: Converting systems including stacking and casing modules are provided. Stacking modules permits rapid and reliable stacking of boxes having a wide variety of shapes and sizes, such as straight-line and auto-bottom boxes. Stacks may be formed with layers arranged in varying orientations, having varying numbers of boxes. Casing modules operate... Agent: Macy Langston
20090290962 - Lift and support assemblies and methods for collapsible bag containers of vessels and bioreactors: Disclosed are a lift assembly and methods that may be used to raise a component of a system, a component such as a collapsible bag to be used as a reactor for performing chemical or biological reactions, and/or to position the collapsible bag for use. Use of the lift assembly... Agent: Xcellerex, Inc. Attention: Jacqueline Arendt
20090290963 - Trash container emptying mechanism: A trash container emptying mechanism provides an upstanding “U” shaped yoke with two horizontally spaced apart vertically extending arms each having a perpendicular base portion mounted to wheeled cart. A trash container carrier having a partially circumferentially extending rigid upper support, a vertically spaced apart bottom support and at least... Agent: Bergman & Jeckle P.l.l.c.
20090290964 - Sack truck: The present invention relates to a sack truck (1) comprising a main frame (2), a number of handles (3), a number of wheels (4) and a first foot plate (5), where the handles (3) are connected at an upper end of the main frame (2), and the wheels (4) and... Agent: James C. Wray
20090290965 - Hoist suspension frame for flatbed trailers: A removable frame for detachable mounting onto a trailer flatbed chassis for suspending a carrier beam extending transversely to and beyond the lateral edges of the chassis, the carrier beam having a pair of movable trolley hoists suspended therefrom whereby cargo can be loaded onto and off from both sides... Agent: Beeson Skinner Beverly LLP
20090290966 - Thumb accessory for extendable dipper stick: An illustrative gripping accessory or thumb is adapted for use with a machine having a tool, for example, a backhoe bucket attached to an extendable or non-extendable arm of a dipper stick. The accessory or thumb can be releasably attached to the machine and includes a pair of grip members... Agent: Overhauser & Lindman
20090290967 - End effector: An apparatus for transporting a substrate is provided. The apparatus includes an upper portion housing an electric motor, the electric motor having a drive shaft. A motor housing encloses the electric motor. A pivot bracket having a first end and a second end, where the first end of the pivot... Agent: Martine Penilla & Gencarella, LLP
20090290968 - Heavy article inversion device: A heavy article inversion device is provided, in which the inverting operations may be performed in a short time by reducing the size of the heavy article inversion device comprising a pair of inversion boards that may be revolved about a common rotary shaft supported in the center of a... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20090290969 - Rotary lifting table: The rotary lifting table is equipped with a rotary lifting table plate (14) for supporting planar articles (12) and two ejection devices (20) which are located opposite one another and define a stacking shaft (16) and are intended for ejecting the stacked planar articles (12). In addition, it has, according... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20090290970 - Adaptive rate control for feeding grain to a grain unloader conveyor: The control of an apparatus within a grain holding device for feeding grain to an unloader conveyor operable for conveying the grain from the holding device, includes sensing a predetermined condition or conditions representative of capacity of the unloader conveyor for receiving grain, and adaptively controlling the apparatus for feeding... Agent: Cnh America LLC11/19/2009 > 11 patent applications in 11 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20090285657 - Personnel transfer system: A transfer device for transferring people and/or personal equipment from a first location to a second location, the transfer device being coupled to a lifting device and comprising an outer structure in the form of a cage connected to a base and defining an inner space. Seating elements are disposed... Agent: Coats & Bennett, PLLC
20090285658 - Aircraft loader: The invention provides an aircraft loader for loading and unloading goods in and out of an aircraft. The aircraft loader is provided with a main chassis and a loading platform mounted thereon. The aircraft loader is also provided with an interface device mounted on the chassis for interfacing the loading... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090285659 - Compact system for lifting and moving a pressurized tank: A hoist with a cradle for coupling with a pressurized tank. A primary means of restraining the tank on the cradle is provided along with a backup means should the primary means fail for any reason. A linear actuator assembly raises the cradle up to 27 inches from the floor... Agent: Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP Intellectual Property Section
20090285660 - Tipping device intended for a mobile bucket for feeding a vibro-compressor press: A tipping device intended for a mobile bucket for feeding a vibro-compressor press. The tipping device is attached to a mobile bucket formed by side walls and an opened lower bottom for the supply of concrete to a vibro-compressor and moveable press along the surface where the product to be... Agent: Sturm & Fix LLP
20090285661 - Cargo handling apparatus and underride combination: A goods handling' apparatus for a cargo storage and transport vehicle includes a movable cargo platform continuous with a portion of cargo enclosure floor, when the cargo platform is in an upper position. Cargo may be slid between the trailer floor and the cargo platform. A vertical actuator raises and... Agent: Gold & Rizvi, P.A.
20090285662 - Side recovery system for a vehicle: A side recovery system is disclosed that includes a base configured to be supported on a vehicle and a boom supported by the base and having a first end and a second end. The boom is rotatable relative to the base about a substantially horizontal axis between a first position... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20090285663 - Pill counting tray: Most conventional pill counting devices are intentionally designed to be ergonomically comfortable for either right or left-handed users, but not both right and left-handed users simultaneously. In contrast, some embodiments in accordance with the invention provide a pill counting apparatus that is ergonomically comfortable for both right and left-handed users... Agent: Bereskin And Parr LLP/s.e.n.c.r.l., S.r.l.
20090285664 - Robot, robot hand, and method of controlling robot hand: Disclosed are a robot, a robot hand, and a method of controlling the robot hand, in which the robot hand rapidly and correctly approaches an object to be gripped and safely grips the object regardless of the shape and material of the object. The method of controlling a robot hand,... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090285665 - Substrate processing module exchange unit, vacuum coating installation, method of exchanging a substrate processing module for a vacuum coating installation, and use of a substrate processing module exchange unit: It is provided a substrate processing module exchange unit for a vacuum coating installation having at least one compartment with one or more substrate processing modules mounted and with a module port, the module exchange unit comprising a vacuum chamber, the vacuum chamber comprising a module exchange aperture and a... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20090285666 - High density welding subassembly machine: A method and apparatus for welding motor vehicle body component subassemblies at a weld station. First and second pallets are arranged for reciprocal movement between a load/unload station and the weld station and the pallets are alternately moved from a load/unload station to the weld station while the other pallet... Agent: Young Basile11/12/2009 > 11 patent applications in 11 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20090279987 - Pipe handling unit: A pipe handling unit particularly adaptable for use in association with slant wells includes a pipe manipulation mechanism mounted to a mobile pipe storage rack, which when sited adjacent to a drilling rig or service rig can transport pipe sections to or from the rig mast regardless of the angular... Agent: Donald V. Tomkins C/o Tomkins Law Office
20090279988 - Method and loader apparatus for tem machine work chamber device: A loader assembly for a TEM machine having a retractable arm that is moveable between a retracted position and an extended position. A hoop portion of the retractable arm also moves between the retracted position and the extended position. A lower closure for holding a part to be processed in... Agent: Kennametal Inc. Intellectual Property Department
20090279989 - Dynamic alignment of wafers using compensation values obtained through a series of wafer movements: Methods and systems to optimize wafer placement repeatability in semiconductor manufacturing equipment using a controlled series of wafer movements are provided. In one embodiment, a preliminary station calibration is performed to teach a robot position for each station interfaced to facets of a vacuum transfer module used in semiconductor manufacturing.... Agent: Martine Penilla & Gencarella, LLP
20090279990 - Tools and methods for mounting transport rails in a substrate processing system: Devices and methods for mounting and aligning transport rails to a processing chamber of a substrate processing system are described. An alignment feature is built-in to the transport rail and a corresponding alignment feature is added to the valves separating processing chambers. The alignment feature may be a pin-groove arrangement.... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP
20090279991 - Processing tool and method for transferring a component from a ready position into a processing position: In order to ensure reliable feeding in particular of a clinch nut (M) from a ready position (16) into a processing position, the processing tool designed as a press-in tool (2) has a guide element (14), through which the clinch nut (M) is pressed into the processing position by means... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP
20090279992 - Friction drive material handling system including composite beam and method of operating same: A material handling system includes a composite beam including an upper rail and a lower track connected through a plurality of spaced apart transverse members. A trolley includes an upper set of wheels and a lower set of wheels. The lower set of wheels is received within two parallel channels... Agent: Caterpillar C/o Liell, Mcneil & Harper Intellectual Property Department
20090279993 - Magnetic cover remover: A cover removal apparatus includes a frame, an electromagnet and a power source, which is electrically coupled to the electromagnet for selectively energizing the electromagnet. The removal apparatus may further include means for positioning the electromagnet relative to a cover and/or means for loosening the cover.... Agent: Intellectual Property Group Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
20090279994 - Fork assembly lift mechanism: A fork assembly lift mechanism is disclosed that is configurable for use in a material handling vehicle for moving a fork assembly, including a fork trail assembly, between a lowered position and a raised position. The fork assembly lift mechanism comprises a master cylinder coupled to a truck body and... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP
20090279995 - Chip pickup apparatus, chip pickup method, chip releasing device and chip releasing method: In the pickup apparatus wherein a chip 6 adhered on a sheet 5 is sucked and held by a picking nozzle 20 and then picked up by the nozzle, a sheet push-up member 24 configured by forming flexible elastic material such as rubber in a spherical shape is attached on... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20090279996 - Crucible lift device and method for taking-out crucible: A crucible lift device for taking a crucible out of a mold is provided with a lid member which closely contacts a limb portion defining an opening of a crucible; a decompressing mechanism which decompresses an internal space of the crucible sealed with the lid member; and a vertically-moving mechanism... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20090279997 - Method and apparatus for removing workpieces from the bottom of a stack of workpieces: A method and apparatus for removing the lowest workpiece from a stack of a plurality of substantially similar workpieces. A horizontal shuttle has a lip on its edge, and is driven in one direction to remove the lip from a void beneath the stack, thereby permitting the stack to fall.... Agent: Kremblas, Foster, Phillips & Pollick
20090280000 - High tonnage trailer combination, trailer components, and method of use: A trailer combination and trailer components are designed to provide dual functionality in terms of hauling a very high tonnage piece of heavy equipment and the ability to continue to haul more typical pieces of heavy equipment. To accomplish this task, a trailer auxiliary is provided that is adapted to... Agent: Clark & Brody
20090279999 - Mixed size product handling end of arm tool: A mixed size product end of arm tooling is used in conjunction with a robot to pick mixed size product and place the product onto a pallet or layers resting on top of a pallet. The end of arm tooling includes two center rails/forks mounted to a base. Two outer... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC
20090279998 - Vibration isolator for container and the like, and method of using the same: A vibration isolator for container, and the like, and a method of using the same which are applicable to general containers, and allow the loaded articles to be protected against vibration at the time of transportation, and the like, with the cost being held to a minimum. It is a... Agent: Kubotera & Associates, LLC
20090280001 - Unit and method for transferring substrates and apparatus and method for treating substrates with the unit: The present invention is related to a method for transferring substrates. The method comprise simultaneously transferring two substrates, by means of a transfer unit, between first support plates disposed to be vertically spaced apart from each other and second support plates arranged abreast in a lateral direction. The transfer unit... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C11/05/2009 > 11 patent applications in 11 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20090274537 - Suspension apparatus and exposure apparatus: A suspension apparatus includes a linking component which is used to suspend and support an object. The linking component has a first member which is connected to the object, and a second member which is linked to the first member, and the first member and the second member are linked... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090274538 - Receptacle assembly for transporting multi-size beverage containers: A receptacle assembly for receiving and holding in place flexible containers in the upright position while the flexible containers are being transported on a conveyor. The receptacle assembly includes a guide supporting two supports, an adjustment mechanism, and a plurality of transport receptacles. Each transport receptacle includes two side supports,... Agent: Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
20090274539 - Load sweep: After a forklift loaded with material lowers its forks onto a truck's overhead rack system, the forklift draws away, forcing the material against the Load Sweep. This force is transferred through the Load Sweep into the stationary overhead rack system attached to the vehicle. The forks then withdraw, allowing the... Agent: Jared Elliott Bockoff
20090274540 - Filament drive mechanism for use in extrusion-based digital manufacturing systems: A filament drive mechanism comprising a rotatable component comprising a central hole defined at least in part by an internally-threaded surface, and is configured to receive a filament strand through the central hole to engage the internally-threaded surface with the filament strand. The filament drive mechanism further comprises at least... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.
20090274541 - Safety cone placing device and method: Automatic placement of safety cones from a moving vehicle is provided. The preferred safety cone would have a flexible cone part. A receptacle holds a plurality of safety cones either with the flexible cone part in non-compressed position or in spring-loaded position. The receptacle is removably attached to the vehicle.... Agent: Lumen Patent Firm
20090274542 - Automotive vehicle having a power-actuated ramp: An automotive vehicle having a power-actuated ramp including a vehicle body having a roof, front portion and a rear portion. The vehicle body further includes opposed side portions and a floor that cooperate with the roof, front portion and rear portion to define a passenger area. The vehicle body further... Agent: Bliss Mcglynn, P.C.
20090274543 - Tool manipulator especially for onshore and offshore drilling platforms: A manipulator apparatus carries tools for connecting drillpipes to the drillstring in a wellbore on a drilling platform. A telescopically extendable horizontal work arm is carried on a telescopically extendable vertical column, and the tools are to be mounted on a free end of the work arm. The column is... Agent: Fasse Patent Attorneys, P.A.
20090274544 - Apparatus and methods for wedge lock prevention: In one embodiment, a tubular handling apparatus is provided with a wedge lock release mechanism that creates a clearance to allow movement by the mandrel having mating wedge surfaces relative to the tubular to release the wedge slips. In another embodiment, a tubular handling apparatus for handling a tubular includes... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20090274545 - Tubular handling apparatus: In one embodiment, a tubular gripping assembly for use with a top drive to handle a tubular includes a tubular gripping tool having a mandrel and gripping elements operatively coupled to the mandrel; and a link assembly attached to the mandrel, wherein a load of the link assembly is transferred... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20090274546 - Hay bale accumulating method and device: A bale accumulator and method in which a plurality of hay bales can be accumulated and arranged into a cluster of ten bales (a “ten stack”). The accumulator first collects a bale in each of two angled bale receivers at the rear of the accumulator. These remain in position as... Agent: Wiley HortonPrevious industry: Sheet metal container making
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