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Material or article handling March listing by industry category 03/13Below 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. 03/28/2013 > 22 patent applications in 21 patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20130078057 - Load lock fast pump vent: A semiconductor processing tool is disclosed, the tool having a frame forming at least one chamber with an opening and having a sealing surface around a periphery of the opening, a door configured to interact with the sealing surface for sealing the opening, the door having sides perpendicular to the... Agent: Brooks Automation, Inc.
20130078058 - Method of controlling the management of forming drums in building tyres for vehicle wheels and plant for production of tyres for vehicle wheels: A method of controlling the management of forming drums in building tyres for vehicle wheels and a plant for production of tyres for vehicle wheels, wherein the plant includes at least one building line including at least one assembly of “m” work stations, each adapted to form at least one... Agent:
20130078059 - Substrate processing apparatus, substrate processing method and storage medium: A substrate processing apparatus includes: a carrier block including first and second carrier placement units spaced apart in a right and left direction; a processing block having a layered structure in which a plurality of layered parts are vertically arranged, the layered parts each including a substrate transport mechanism for... Agent: Tokyo Electron Limited
20130078060 - Transfer robot and substrate processing apparatus: A transfer robot includes an arm unit having a hand capable of holding one of transferred objects, a base unit mounted to an installation frame and horizontally rotatably supporting the arm unit, an attachment member for attaching the base unit to the installation frame, and an elevation mechanism arranged within... Agent:
20130078061 - Substrate treatment system, substrate transfer method and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium: A substrate treatment system comprise a treatment station having a plurality of treatment units provided at multiple tiers in an up-down direction, a cassette mounting table on which a cassette housing a plurality of wafers W is mounted, and a wafer transfer mechanism arranged between the treatment station and the... Agent: Tokyo Electron Limited
20130078062 - Modular multistorey robotized car park: The technical result is achieved by producing a modular multi-storey robotized car, in which the car park module is in the form of at least two working modules (1), each of which comprises a movable frame (5) with at least one upper and one lower supporting platform (8), said movable... Agent:
20130078063 - Vehicle positioning system: An automated vehicle positioning system for use with a transport mechanism of an automated vehicle conveying system comprising one or more position sensors for detecting a position of a vehicle on a rotatable platform; and a controller adapted to control a travel distance of the rotatable platform for directionally aligning... Agent: Unitronics Parking Solutions Ltd.
20130078064 - Method of storing and retrieving articles: The invention relates to a method for storing articles (21) in a set-down location (20), and retrieving them therefrom, with a load-bearing means (1) with a loading platform (2) which can be displaced transversally to a rack aisle (R) and, for receiving articles (21), is pushed between a rack shelf... Agent:
20130078065 - Cargo lift apparatus: The present invention comprises a cargo lift designed to allow an individual to lift heavy objects from the ground, onto the back of an all-terrain vehicle, without other mechanical assistance. The invention comprises a novel lifting mechanism based on an unconventional use of dampers that can be lowered into position... Agent:
20130078066 - Single engine surface cleaning vehicle: A single-engine surface cleaning vehicle comprises a pre-built conventional truck chassis and a forwardly mounted internal combustion engine. A hydraulic pump has a mechanical input connected to the mechanical output of the power take off unit, and a hydraulic output. A hydraulic drive motor has a hydraulic input connected to... Agent:
20130078067 - Positionable loading rack and method for safely moving a load: Embodiments include a loading rack apparatus mountable on a vehicle having a hoist motor, an extendable horizontal trolley to permit a load to be lifted with the hoist, moved horizontally into a vehicle, and lowered. A variety of embodiment trolley drive mechanisms are disclosed including but not limited to a... Agent:
20130078068 - Construction machine: A compact excavator includes an operator's cab with a door capable of opening and closing an opening surface forming a boarding port. The door includes one door piece, and has a flexing portion which is closer to a front pillar than the central portion of the door when the door... Agent: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
20130078069 - Tilt mechanism for interchangeable scoop and plow assemblies: A scoop assembly is disclosed for a wheel dozer. The scoop assembly includes a frame that includes right and left lift arms that may be coupled together by a distal cross beam. The lift arms include proximal portions that extend between the two cross beams and a distal hook-shaped portion... Agent: Caterpillar, Inc.
20130078070 - Lift arms and linkage arrangement for scoop assembly: A scoop assembly is disclosed for a wheel dozer. The scoop assembly includes a frame that includes right and left lift arms that may be coupled together by a distal cross beam. The lift arms include proximal portions that extend between the two cross beams and a distal hook-shaped portion... Agent: Caterpillar, Inc.
20130078071 - Electric construction machine: An electric construction machine that enables quick and easy replacement of the battery device with different types of battery devices is provided. An upper swing structure has a vehicle main body and a vehicle rear part. The battery device is mounted on the vehicle rear part and the vehicle rear... Agent: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
20130078072 - Beam structure: A beam structure of the present disclosure includes a baffle plate. A plurality of lap strips are attached around outer edges of the baffle plate. An adhesive layer is applied to outer surfaces of the lap strips. A plurality of sidewalls are assembled together around the adhesive layer, the lap... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.
20130078073 - Gantry assembly for use in additive manufacturing system: A gantry assembly for use in an additive manufacturing system, the gantry assembly comprising a first bearing shaft, a carriage slidably engaged with the first bearing shaft, and a second bearing shaft operably supported by the carriage, the second linear bearing extending along a second axis. The gantry assembly also... Agent: Stratasys, Inc.
20130078074 - Rotatable and tiltable receiving table for a mid-size or big bale stack wagon: The invention enables the lifting, tilting, rotating, and depositing of one mid-size or big bale or a plurality of mid-size or big bales from a rearward-hinged and forward-hinged bale receiving table of the bale transport vehicle onto a rear-hinged stack load table for consolation into a load with other layers... Agent: Mil-stak Inc.
20130078076 - Method for transferring substrate modules, and magnetic sheet applied in the method: A method transfers substrate modules that are formed by cutting a substrate sheet in a cutting machine. The method rapidly and efficiently transfers the substrate modules from the cutting machine to facilitate the transfer of the substrate modules for subsequent processes, thereby reducing operational time and complexity, reducing machine idle... Agent: Askey Technology (jiangsu) Ltd.
20130078075 - System and method of ventilated transport: A system for the transport of goods includes a ceiling, a floor, opposed side walls, and a front wall, defining a container with an open interior. At least one fan is at most coplanar with the front wall and extends away from the front wall exterior the container. The at... Agent: Lsp Trucking, LLC
20130078077 - Heat treat configuration for porous carbon-carbon composites: A method of heat treating a substrate for a fuel cell includes stacking substrates to form a group. A dimension is determined for a plate corresponding to a resulting mass that is less than a predetermined mass. The plate is arranged above the group to apply a weight of the... Agent: Utc Power Corporation
20130078078 - Removable supporting cross-member provided with an adjustable-height fifth wheel for supporting a semi-trailer during the loading, rail transport and unloading thereof: The invention relates to a removable supporting cross-member (1) comprising: a built-in adjustable-height fifth wheel (18) for receiving the kingpin of semi-trailer, and front (26, 27) and rear (28) openings for the passage of the fork arms of a forklift truck or tractor. The invention can be used for moving... Agent: Lohr Industrie03/21/2013 > 22 patent applications in 21 patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20130071207 - Quick release system for topsides float-over installation on offshore platforms: The present invention provides a system and method that keeps a barge and grillage system on the barge in compression with a topsides supported by the grillage system during the transport, while providing a quick release system between the barge, grillage system, and topsides during an installation procedure that transfers... Agent: Technip France
20130071208 - Wafer transport system: A substrate transport system includes a substrate cart inside a chamber and a linearly driven shuttle outside the chamber configured to levitate the substrate cart into a non contact, spaced relationship with respect to outwardly opposing sides of an interior wall of the chamber and to linearly drive the substrate... Agent: Persimmon Technologies Corporation
20130071209 - Method and apparatus for feeding joining elements: A method and apparatus for feeding joining elements to a joining tool is presented. The joining tool may be movable by a programmable handling unit, and a magazine for receiving at least one joining element may be mounted on the joining tool. The magazine may be moved to a filling... Agent:
20130071210 - System and method of handling containers: A method (400) for handling a container is disclosed. It can include the steps of: providing (410) a multi-level structure (450) including a plurality of levels (470) including a first level (472) with an opening (474) to receive a container (476) and a second level (478); locating (420) a plurality... Agent: Mijack Products, Inc
20130071211 - Multi-axis load gripping arm: A gripping arm for a clamping attachment for a forklift has a load engaging inner arm including portions defining a load face. The inner arm is pivotal about a first axis parallel to the load face and pivots about a second axis normal to the first axis to engage and... Agent:
20130071212 - Electrical construction machine: A hydraulic pump, electric motor, inverter, oil tank, heat exchanger, and battery are mounted on a revolving frame, and are covered by an exterior cover. The revolving frame is provided with a partition plate, and the interior of the exterior cover is partitioned by the partition plate into a machine... Agent: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
20130071214 - Hybrid wheel loader: A hybrid wheel loader includes: an engine that includes an output shaft; a motor/generator that includes a rotating shaft directly attached to the output shaft of the engine; a transmission that includes an input shaft attached to the rotating shaft of the motor/generator, and an output shaft; a propeller shaft... Agent: Hitachi Contruction Machinery Co., Ltd.
20130071213 - Method and apparatus for detecting buried objects: An object detection system (24) is disclosed having a transducer (40, 40′) for detecting buried objects (26). The transducer is encapsulated within a robust, electromagnetically transparent construction (42).... Agent:
20130071215 - Reduced effort manual boom lock: The present disclosure provides a backhoe boom lock for engaging a hook member of a boom in a transport position. The boom lock includes a pair of side members disposed parallel to one another along a substantially horizontal axis, each side member having a first end and a second end.... Agent:
20130071216 - Exoskeleton boom structure: The present disclosure provides a boom structure including an elongated body having a first end and a second end, the first end configured to couple to a dipper and the second end configured to couple to a support structure. The boom structure further includes a top member, a bottom member,... Agent:
20130071218 - Low variability robot: An apparatus including a frame, a first position sensor, a drive and a chamber. The frame has at least three members including at least two links forming a movable arm and an end effector. The end effector and the links are connected by movable joints. The end effector is configured... Agent: Persimmon Technologies, Corp.
20130071217 - Substrate transport apparatus: A substrate transport apparatus including a first shaftless rotary motor including a first stator and a first rotor, the first stator being linearly distributed and the first rotor being coupled to a first arm, a second shaftless rotary motor including a second stator and second rotor, the second stator being... Agent:
20130071219 - Door detection system: A door detection system includes a robot arm unit and a movable unit. The robot arm unit includes at least one bearing platform and at least one level sensing structure disposed on the at least one bearing platform. The level sensing structure includes a plurality of contact sensors, and the... Agent: Inotera Memories, Inc.
20130071220 - Semiconductor chip pick-up method and semiconductor chip pick-up apparatus: A semiconductor chip pick-up method includes: pushing up each of semiconductor chips divided through dicing using a plurality of push-up pins; lowering some of the plurality of push-up pins; and picking up the semiconductor chip after being pushed up using a collet.... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130071221 - Document sort machine having dual feeders: A document sorting machine having dual feeders which feed documents onto common tiers of sort pockets form each end of the machine. The machine includes an induction buffer section which prevents a document already in the transport on a particular tier from colliding with a document being fed into the... Agent:
20130071222 - Separating tool for feeding receptacle: A separating tool for separating out objects one by one from a stack of objects includes a support base, an assembly plate positioned on the support base, a vertical sliding assembly slidably positioned on the assembly plate, and two opposing clamping members connected to the vertical sliding assembly. Each clamping... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd
20130071223 - Method and device for depositing a metal coil: The invention relates to a method and a device for depositing a metal coil (200) on two stationary support points (110-1; 110-2). In order to be able to deposit even metal coils that have high internal residual stress in a stable manner on the two support points, according to the... Agent:
20130071224 - Storage device testing systems: A storage device test system includes a test slot configured to receive at least two storage devices for testing, the at least two storage devices being in a same plane.... Agent: Teradyne, Inc.
20130071225 - Assembly system for modular building units: An assembly system for modular building units having a floor and a plurality of walls is provided. The assembly system includes a floor platform, a plurality of wall platforms, and a plurality of hinge assemblies. Each of the plurality of hinge assemblies may be rotatable to at least a first... Agent: Feature Walters03/14/2013 > 10 patent applications in 10 patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20130064628 - Loading mechanism: A loading mechanism includes a fastening board, a cam, a rotary pivot, and a load module. The fastening board defines a pivot hole at the center portion of the fastening board and a sliding guide adjacent to the pivot hole. The cam defines a locating hole and an annular guide.... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
20130064629 - Modular storage bin sweep system: A modular storage bin sweep system utilizing paddles to sweep particulate matter across a floor may comprise a sweep assembly including at least two units connectable together. The assembly may comprise a plurality of interconnected paddles, a power unit configured to the paddles, a drive unit configured to move the... Agent:
20130064630 - System and apparatus for loading and unloading compressed natural gas storage modules: An apparatus for loading and unloading compressed gas storage modules to and from a trailer deck includes two bilateral tracks that the compressed gas storage module can roll on; bridges that rotate about an axis that connects the two bilateral tracks to a trailer deck; and a supporting structure that... Agent: Oscomp Systems Inc.
20130064631 - Tennis ball collection device: A tennis ball collection device includes a rotating drum that rotates at a higher speed than the rotation of the wheels that carry the device. Additionally, the drum rail that operates in connection with the rotating drum to lift a ball off of a ground is allowed to move in... Agent: Luck Stone Corporation
20130064632 - Convertible trailer: A convertible trailer system includes a convertible trailer having a segmented lower deck, and a segmented upper deck mounted thereover. The segmented lower deck includes floating forward and rear belly ramps which are independently actuable relative to each other so as to be selectively raised and lowered relative to a... Agent:
20130064633 - Implement support device: An improved implement support device for using an implement with a motor vehicle, with the device having an implement support structure, a lift mechanism, and a swing mechanism, where the implement support structure is suitably adapted to support and manipulate useful implements, such as a snowplow blade, a pair of... Agent:
20130064634 - Salt ring handling system and method: A SALT ring handling system having a platform, a track system operatively connected to a lower side of the platform, and a pickle fork operatively connected to the track system. The platform may include an upper deck, a lower deck, a spacer for positioning the deck near a riser, and... Agent:
20130064635 - Device for detecting and counting metal elements: A device for detecting metal elements in slab form such as metal plates or sheets, includes an emission coil powered by suitable control elements and generating a magnetic field, a reception coil placed so as to enable generation via induction of a voltage across the terminals of the coil under... Agent: Senstronic (societe Par Actions Simplifiee)
20130064636 - Carton feeding system: A carton feeding system is provided for feeding selected cartons from a stack of cartons contained within a carton magazine to a downstream carton conveyor such as for a product packaging machine. A carton picking device removes a selected carton from the stack of cartons within the magazine, after which... Agent:
20130064637 - Method for transporting a substrate with a substrate support: A method of transporting a substrate with a substrate support, the method includes defining a frictional breakaway force between the substrate and the substrate support in a horizontal plane, moving the substrate in the horizontal plane along a horizontal trajectory, moving the substrate in a vertical direction along a vertical... Agent: Persimmon Technologies Corporation03/07/2013 > 16 patent applications in 16 patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20130058740 - Workpiece transfer apparatus: The vacuum seal unit of a workpiece transfer apparatus includes a plurality of seal rings and a cooling flow passage formed so as to circulate through inside a rotating shaft and a workpiece transfer mechanism. The seal rings adjacent to each other with a spacing therebetween, out of the plurality... Agent: Daihen Corporation
20130058741 - Handler and part inspection apparatus: A handler includes at least one transport section which transports a transport target onto a base. The transport section includes a plurality of first elevating sections which respectively move up and down a plurality of gripping sections which grip the transport target, and a single second elevating section which moves... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20130058742 - Transfer device: A transfer device transfers an object stored on one of a plurality of shelf plates of a shelf. The transfer device includes two pillars vertically standing in front of the shelf, an upper rail attached to upper front surfaces of the two pillars so as to tie the two pillars... Agent:
20130058743 - Container storage add-on for bare workpiece stocker: The present invention relates to apparatuses and methods to store and transfer objects, and more particularly to workpiece stocker configurations such as stocker for semiconductor wafers, reticles or carrier boxes.... Agent: Dynamic Micro Systems, Semiconductor Equipment Gmbh
20130058744 - Bulk material handling system and carrier therefor: A system including a receptacle having an inlet for receiving a poke material therethrough and a carrier for supporting a flexible bag with a closable discharge spout, containing a bulk material to be deposited in such receptacle, and means operable upon a bag loaded with bulk material being supported thereon... Agent:
20130058745 - Level lift trailer with detachable cargo bed: An open center trailer with spring suspended axels which straddle a detached cargo bed, which was loaded on the ground, said trailer level lifts the cargo bed by pulling said cargo bed up its channel ramps to an elevated transport height, and consequently level lowers and detaches from this load... Agent:
20130058746 - Clamping assembly for load-carrying vehicle: A clamping assembly for a load-carrying vehicle capable of exerting an adjustable clamping force, comprises first and second clamp arms, and first and second clamp arm sensing elements. The first and second clamp arms are movable towards and away from each other to contact and exert a clamping force on... Agent: Loron, Inc.
20130058747 - Construction machinery: [Solution] In a compact excavator provided with a step that facilitates ingress to and egress from the operator's cab (6), the step is provided at a part thereof with an outwardly-extending edge portion (12a) that extends out beyond an opening plane (16) forming an ingress/egress opening (20), and a door... Agent: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
20130058748 - Apparatus and method for reinforcement of a load bearing structure: A reinforcement device for a load bearing structure is disclosed. The reinforcement device may include a tubular wall including a first end, a second end, a throat disposed between the first end and the second end, and a curved portion disposed between the throat and each of the first end... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.
20130058749 - Working robot and processing plant: A working robot according to an embodiment includes an arm part and a plurality of motors. The arm part includes a plurality of arm members. The plurality of motors respectively drives the plurality of arm members. Herein, rated powers respectively corresponding to the motors are the same.... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki
20130058750 - Hybrid construction machine: A hybrid construction machine is capable of performing satisfactory operations even when trouble occurs that disables the electric motor from outputting torque. The hybrid construction has both a hydraulic motor and an electric motor driving the swing structure and a controller for switching between a hydraulic/electric hybrid swing mode (using... Agent: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
20130058751 - Micromanipulation system comprising a protective system for capillaries: A manipulation system for microscope applications comprises a micromanipulation tool (1) and a protective device (2) protecting the tool, wherein the tool (1) and the protective device (2) are movable relative to one another between a position protecting the tool in a contactless manner and a position releasing the tool... Agent: Mmi Ag
20130058752 - Equipment for transferring biological product containers with adjustable inclination of its translation axis: An equipment is described for transferring biological products containers from an interface support to a transport device and vice-versa for biological containers, positioned at different heights, comprising a frame to which a holding device for biological products containers is connected vertically mobile with respect to said frame and provided with... Agent:
20130058753 - Palletizer puller bar: In an item-handling device, a layer head includes an item layer building platform defining an item receiving plane, the layer building platform being vertically positionable. A puller bar mounts to the layer head and moves in relation thereto within a plane above the item-receiving plane. The puller bar is positionable... Agent: Top Tier, Inc.
20130058754 - Lifting unit for lifting a rotor of a wind energy installation: There is provided a lifting unit for lifting a rotor of a wind power installation. The lifting unit has at least one first sling for looping around a region of a rotor blade on a rotor of the wind power installation, which region is near the rotor blade root, at... Agent: Wobben Properties Gmbh
20130058755 - 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 typical weight pieces of heavy equipment. To accomplish this, a trailer auxiliary is provided to connect to a typical low boy trailer. The trailer auxiliary... Agent:Previous industry: Sheet metal container making
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