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Material or article handling April category listing, related patent applications 04/10Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20100104401 - Automated rod handling system: A system includes a rack with rows for storing drill pipe, and a moveable structure having a control support coupled to an upper portion and a lifting device coupled to a lower portion. The moveable structure travels along a guide for positioning adjacent any of the rows. The control support... Agent: Krieg Devault LLP
20100104402 - High temperature sheet handling system and methods: Methods and apparatus provide for imparting a controlled supply of gas to at least one Bernoulli chuck to provide a balanced draw and repellant gas flow to a material sheet; and at least one of: elevating a temperature of the supply of gas to the at least one Bernoulli chuck... Agent: Corning Incorporated
20100104403 - Apparatus for transferring a wafer: An apparatus for transferring a wafer includes a ceramic blade, an electrode, a plurality of pads, a coating layer and a robot arm. The blade supports the wafer, and the electrode is disposed inside the blade. Electric power is applied to the electrode to generate an electrostatic force for holding... Agent: Daly, Crowley, Mofford & Durkee, LLP
20100104404 - Handler having position correcting function and method of loading uninspected device into measuring socket: A handler includes a device holding portion, which holds an uninspected device and loads the device in a measuring socket on a device tester, having a suction means for sucking the device by a very weak pushing force at the time of sucking the device from an uninspection tray and... Agent: Millen, White, Zelano & Branigan, P.C.
20100104405 - Stacker crane: A stacker crane, which transports goods between storage shelves, comprises the storage shelves arranged on a plurality of levels; an elevator portion, traveling on tracks provided along the storage shelves, and which accommodates goods; a set of masts, which move vertically while in contact with the elevator portion; and, a... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20100104406 - Stabilizing assembly for a forwarder headboard and method: A machine includes a frame having a payload portion, an operator cab, and a crane disposed on a base connected to the frame between the payload portion and the operator cab. The machine further includes a headboard assembly connected to the frame and disposed between the base and the payload... Agent: Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd
20100104407 - Container utility system: A transport system for moving containers comprises a plurality of elevated supports having powered rollers and a transport having rails engaging the powered rollers. The transport has a member(s) for supporting the containers and means for moving the transport over the elevated supports.... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C. David A. Rose
20100104408 - Trailer for transporting freight containers and method of use: A trailer for transporting a freight container is comprised of a frame having a front frame section which is adapted to be coupled to a suitable road vehicle. A pair of displaceable horizontal side beams are secured to the front frame section and are provided with a hingeable rear gate... Agent: Ogilvy Renault LLP
20100104409 - System and method for a forwarder headboard: A headboard assembly connected to a machine frame includes a stationary gate that is pivotally connected to the frame and a moveable gate disposed in slidable engagement with the stationary gate. A linear actuator pivotally connects the moveable gate to the frame via first and second pin joints. The linear... Agent: Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd
20100104410 - Safety mechanism for a paper stack cart system: A safety feature prevents a two wheeled electric paper lift from raising a paper tray on uneven ground that includes a tilt switch positioned in parallel with an upper limit switch that controls the height in a vertical direction of the paper tray. When a tilt angle of the paper... Agent: Williams A. Henry , Ii
20100104411 - Industrial robot and method of transporting the same: An industrial robot may include an arm unit equipped with a hand structured to place a workpiece on the hand, a column structured to support the arm unit so as to enable the arm unit to move in a vertical direction, a hinge provided at an intermediate position in the... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20100104412 - System for stacking and unstacking mold units: A system for stacking and/or unstacking stackable units in a units-handling installation, wherein the system comprises a frame carrying holding means for taking a stackable unit at a time from a stack of units and remove the units, one at a time, from the stack, and for taking units provided... Agent: Londa, Bruce S. Norris Mclaughlin & Marcus, Pa
20100104413 - Thermoformed article stack segmenting apparatus: A thermoformed article stack segmenting apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes a frame, a stacked article guide channel, a forward engaging drive finger, a reciprocating actuator and a rearward engaging holding finger. The stacked article guide channel is carried by the frame and configured to receive and guide a stack... Agent: Wells St. John P.s.
20100104414 - Workpiece transport assembly and method of using same: A workpiece transport assembly includes an automatic guided vehicle having a guide wheel that drives the automatic guided vehicle along the production floor surface. A frame is releaseably attached to the automatic guided vehicle and defines a work area for assembling a workpiece. The automatic guided vehicle transports the frame... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC04/22/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20100098517 - Processing apparatus and processing method: A processing apparatus including: a carry-in area into which a container containing substrates to be processed is carried, the container having a flange part on an upper part thereof and an opening in a front surface thereof, with a lid being detachably fixed to the opening; a transfer area whose... Agent: Burr & Brown
20100098518 - In/out door for a vacuum chamber: A load lock chamber sized for a large area substrate is provided. The load lock chamber includes a housing comprising a door and a body having at least two sealable ports, a movable door associated with at least one of the sealable ports, and a door actuation assembly coupled between... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, LLP - - Appm/tx
20100098519 - Support for a semiconductor wafer in a high temperature environment: A wafer support for supporting a semiconductor wafer during a process including varied temperature. The wafer support includes a body having a top surface adapted to receive the semiconductor wafer so a portion of the top surface supports the wafer. The top surface has a recessed area including an inclined... Agent: Senniger Powers LLP
20100098521 - Skid steer loaders with variable isolation on vibratory roller: Disclosed are skids steer loaders and vibratory roller attachments embodiments in which an improved variable isolator is provided to isolate the skid steer loader, and thus the operator of the loader, from the severity of the vibrations in the vibratory roller. The vibratory roller attachment includes a frame configured to... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.
20100098520 - Vacuum excavation system: A soil extraction system attachable to and powered by a mobile machine.... Agent: The Mccallum Law Firm, P. C.
20100098522 - Wheel loader: A wheel loader includes a bucket boom including a pair of left and right side members; a front frame to which the base ends of the pair of side members are coupled; and a boom cylinder of which a base end is coupled to the front frame and a distal... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100098523 - Device for conveying and removing glass waste in a machine for filling vials: Device for conveying and removing glass waste, of the type which is associable to a sealing station of glass vials in a machine for filling the vials, operating in a chamber in which there is a controlled atmosphere. The glass waste are unloaded by gripping means, provided in the sealing... Agent: William J. Sapone Coleman Sudol Sapone P.C.
20100098524 - Lightweight concrete compositions: A lightweight ready-mix concrete composition that contains 8-20 volume percent cement, 11-50 volume percent sand, 10-31 volume percent prepuff particles, 9-40 volume percent coarse aggregate, and 10-22 volume percent water, where the sum of components used does not exceed 100 volume percent;. The prepuff particles have an average particle diameter... Agent: Nova Chemicals Inc./karen S. Lockhart04/15/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20100092267 - Method and apparatus for haptic control: The present invention provides remote interfacing utilising haptic technology. In a first aspect there is provided a haptic grasping interface comprising a plurality of finger interaction points, with actuators connected at one end to an actuator control mechanism. The mechanism is mounted remotely from the grasping interface, inverse to the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100092268 - Railcar distribution system and method for shipping product: A distribution system includes a railcar having a length defining an x-direction, and a payload disposed within the interior of the railcar. The payload includes assemblages of product, the product of each assemblage being disposed upon a pallet, the assemblages being arranged in sets of assemblages along the x-direction. The... Agent: Georgia-pacific LLC
20100092269 - Wheel handling apparatus: A wheel handling apparatus includes a wheel engaging arrangement for holding a wheel assembly that is to be removed from a vehicle. The wheel engaging arrangement includes a first and a second wheel support arm, each of which is curved to follow the circumference of the wheel assembly to define... Agent: Charter Ip, LLC
20100092270 - Tire-handling device: The tire-handling device (10) is a compact, lightweight tool for carriage within a motor vehicle trunk or storage compartment to facilitate handling of a tire (T) during a tire change or similar operation. The device includes a tire support cradle (30) supported by opposed vertically adjustable handles (32). The handles... Agent: Litman Law Offices, Ltd.
20100092271 - Revolving trailer for motorcycles: The revolving trailer for motorcycles is a portable trailer for transporting and supporting motorcycles. The revolving trailer includes a rotating platform, allowing a motorcycle mounted thereon to be rotated 180° so that the motorcycle can be driven off of the trailer, rather than having to be backed off of the... Agent: Litman Law Offices, Ltd.
20100092272 - Apparatus and method for transferring part loads: There is provided an apparatus for transferring packaged goods from a first position X to a second position Y. An exemplary apparatus comprises at least one gripping device comprising several gripping elements of which at least two can be actuated separately from each other. The exemplary apparatus further comprises a... Agent: InternationalIPLaw Group
20100092273 - Workpiece transfer robot system: A workpiece transfer robot system including a machine tool provided with a workpiece support section and a robot capable of transferring a workpiece relative to the workpiece support section of the machine tool. The machine tool includes a cover surrounding at least the workpiece support section. The cover includes a... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)
20100092274 - Transport system: The present invention shows a transport system for the transport of bulk goods, in particular of concrete, comprising a transport belt for the conveying of the bulk goods to an unloading point, wherein a rotary arm is provided which is rotatable about a vertical axis of rotation and which transports... Agent: Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP04/08/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20100086380 - Scissor lift transfer robot: A method and apparatus for a transfer robot that may be used in a vacuum environment is described. The transfer robot includes a lift assembly comprising a first platform and a second platform coupled to the first platform by a plurality of support members, the plurality of support members comprising... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, LLP - - Appm/tx
20100086381 - Vacuum processing apparatus: Disclosed herein is a vacuum processing apparatus for performing a desired process for a substrate after establishing a vacuum atmosphere therein. More particularly, the vacuum processing apparatus includes a vacuum chamber, which is divided into a chamber body and an upper cover. The upper cover is configured to be easily... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP
20100086382 - Vacuum processing apparatus: Disclosed herein is a vacuum processing apparatus for performing a desired process for a substrate after establishing a vacuum atmosphere therein. More particularly, the vacuum processing apparatus includes a vacuum chamber, which is divided into a chamber body and an upper cover. The upper cover is configured to be easily... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP
20100086383 - Vacuum processing apparatus: Disclosed herein is a vacuum processing apparatus for performing a desired process for a substrate after establishing a vacuum atmosphere therein. More particularly, the vacuum processing apparatus includes a vacuum chamber, which is divided into a chamber body and an upper cover. The upper cover is configured to be easily... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP
20100086384 - Handling device for driving, dipping and turning motorvehicle and van bodyworks, truck cabins and metal article vessels into processing basins: A device for driving, dipping and turning bodyworks of motor vehicles, vans, truck cabs and metal article vessels, into processing basin, and for withdrawing the above elements from the processing basins, comprises a slidable framework, which can slide on sliding rails, supporting a pair of arms bearing, at free end... Agent: Hedman & Costigan P.C.
20100086385 - Shuttle cars for use in automated parking: A system of shuttle cars for transporting a vehicle in an automated parking facility. Each shuttle car includes an x-shuttle that supports two z-shuttles. The z-shuttles move from the x-shuttle and under the vehicle for transport. The z-shuttles locate and engage the front and rear tires of a vehicle to... Agent: Smith, Gambrell & Russell
20100086386 - Car slider assembly: A slider assembly for loading and unloading a vehicle from a trailer includes a frame assembly movable between retracted and extended positions, a drive system including a drive motor and a linkage assembly operably coupling the drive motor with the frame assembly, wherein the drive system moves the frame assembly... Agent: Price Heneveld Cooper Dewitt & Litton, LLP
20100086387 - Trash receptacle loading frame: The trash receptacle loading frame is a trash container cradle engageable with a front load or rear load hook truck for loading and transport on the truck. The trash receptacle loading frame allows one truck to do many different duties, maximizing potential and efficiency of the operator. The inventive cradle... Agent: Litman Law Offices, Ltd.
20100086388 - System and method for oilfield service equipment transportation and placement: A system for oilfield service equipment transportation and placement comprises a street-legal truck having a tool skid handling system and a tool skid. The tool skid may be offloaded from, and loaded onto, the truck, by means of the tool skid handling system, while requiring only a single person to... Agent: Law Office Of Jesse D. Lambert, L.L.C.
20100086389 - Container transfer system for uploading and downloading mating container relative to a transport vehicle: A container transfer system for a transport vehicle includes a lift assembly which has spaced lift lugs that can extend into spaced recesses in the floor of a mating storage container and attachment straps that respectively extend from opposite ends of a mast to connection elements on the respective sides... Agent: Dykema Gossett PLLC
20100086391 - Hose handling apparatus: A hose handling apparatus for gripping, advancing, and maneuvering a high pressure hose is provided. The hose handling apparatus comprises a support member comprising a first end, a middle section, and a second end, a generally cylindrical handle detachably connected to and substantially perpendicular to the first end of the... Agent: Ashok Tankha
20100086390 - Light weight, strong, fire retardant dunnage platform bag and system of loading, dispensing and using bag: The present invention relates to methods of manufacturing lightweight thermoplastic dunnage platform decks or repairing and reusing damaged lightweight thermoplastic dunnage platform decks to be mounted with molded feet. In an embodiment of the present invention, a dunnage platform with damaged feet is modified such that the damaged feet are... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP
20100086392 - Semiconductor container opening/closing apparatus and semiconductor device manufacturing method: A method is provided of manufacturing semiconductor devices formed on a semiconductor wafer, including placing the wafer in a semiconductor container and conveying the container to a semiconductor manufacturing apparatus. An opening of the container is opposed to an opening of the apparatus such that an opener of the apparatus... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP04/01/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20100080669 - Operator input device for a robotic surgical system: An input device for a robotic surgical instrument includes an operator input on a handle that is rotatably supported by a supporting link structure. A primary winding of a rotary transformer is fixed to the supporting link structure and connected to an electric power source. A secondary winding is fixed... Agent: Intellectual Property Dept. Intutive Surgical, Inc.
20100080670 - Pipe handling apparatus: An elevator usable on a drilling rig is modified by attaching a swing arm and related structure to at least one accessory mounting provision on the elevator. The swing arm is tiltable to allow a single section elevator, carried by the swing arm, to engage a pipe extending near the... Agent: John D. Jeter
20100080671 - Setup method of substrate processing apparatus: A setup method of a substrate processing apparatus comprises: connecting a test terminal, which includes a pseudo comprehensive control unit and a second operation unit, to a plurality of process furnace control units, with the process furnace control units being separated from the comprehensive control unit and a first operation... Agent: Brundidge & Stanger, P.C.
20100080672 - Direct loading to and from a conveyor system: A direct load system and conveyor is disclosed. The direct load system includes a load port for moving containers in a vertical orientation between a lower position near the conveyor and up to an upper position proximate to a load port door. The load port includes a single arm that... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20100080673 - Transporting device for a vacuum processing apparatus, drive device for a component of a vacuum processing apparatus, and a vacuum processing apparatus: A transport device for a vacuum processing system, a drive unit for high temperature processes in vacuum processing systems, and a vacuum processing system employ a drive unit which operates without the polygonal effect, can be connected endlessly, is suitable for high temperatures, is insensitive to radiation heat, does not... Agent: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti PC
20100080674 - Feed device for metal bars, and relative method of feed: A device and method to feed metal bars associated with a work machine including at least a drawing member for the metal bars. The device includes loading members to load one or more metal bars to the work machine, and one or more containing members in which the metal bars... Agent: Novak Druce + Quigg, LLP
20100080675 - Transfer module for transferring parts between work stations: A transfer apparatus has a vertical guide rod, on which a vertical carriage slides, which is integrated with a horizontal carriage, both of which support a transfer bar and gripping members that are responsible for the automatic handling of stamped parts in process. The transfer apparatus has a shaft limiter,... Agent: Reising Ethington P.C.
20100080676 - Manufacturing facilities: Provided are manufacturing facilities capable of manufacturing many kinds of products efficiently in a small lot without increasing their cost. The manufacturing facilities comprise working cells (21 and 22) having at least two machine tools (11 and 12) arranged for working a workpiece (W), a rinsing cell (23) having at... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100080677 - Loading and unloading device for cargo containers, silos and other vessels: A loading and unloading device for cargo containers, such as sea containers, silos and other vessels, of mobile design, whereby a container, one end face of which can be opened or closed and can be connected flush to a cargo container for bulk goods to be loaded or unloaded, whereby... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20100080678 - Lifts: A lift system for mounting on a vehicle comprising a platform, the platform comprising a main platform and a platform extension slidable relative to the main platform. A handrail is pivotably mounted on the platform and movable between a stowed position and a deployed position. The lift system also comprises... Agent: Wegman, Hessler & Vanderburg
20100080679 - Machine designed to move objects of transportation side to side: This invention relates to a side to side article moving device that is capable of lifting an object and then moving it side to side. The device is designed to be attached under an article, such as a motor vehicle, piece of equipment, trailer or other object that ordinarily would... Agent: Law Offices Eric R. Benson, Esq.
20100080680 - Substrate conveying arm: A conveying arm for conveying a substrate while holding it with suction pads has, on the side of the conveying arm from which the suction pads extend, elastic members, such as flat springs, which are shorter than the suction pads. The flat springs are located above the tip ends of... Agent: Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C. Intellectual Property Department
20100080682 - Back saver lift: A lift that is configured to securely lift, carry and deposit a control unit using three degrees of movement. The lift comprises a chassis having a support frame and a power source connected to the support frame. A pivot member rotatably connects to the support frame, wherein the pivot member... Agent: Polster, Lieder, Woodruff & Lucchesi
20100080681 - Method of alignment and target indicator: A target indicator for visual guidance of a container into secured engagement with a support surface by mating of at least one coupling. The coupling includes a support coupling fitting located on the support surface and a container coupling fitting located on the container. The target indicator includes an attachment... Agent: Greer, Burns & CrainPrevious industry: Sheet metal container making
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