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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. 05/16/2013 > 12 patent applications in 11 patent subcategories.
20130121791 - 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:
20130121792 - Semiconductor manufacturing process module: A semiconductor handling system including a vacuum workpiece handling system having a vacuum environment therein, the vacuum workpiece handling system including at least two workpiece handling robotic facilities, a mid-entry station positioned between the at least two workpiece handling robotic facilities, the mid-entry station including vertically stacked load locks, where... Agent:
20130121793 - Credential manufacturing device substrate shuttle: One embodiment of a credential manufacturing device comprises a first hopper, a first processing path, a first processing device, a substrate shuttle and a shuttle drive. The first hopper is configured to contain a plurality of card substrates and includes an output port. The first processing device is in the... Agent: Hid Global Corporation
20130121794 - Grain sweep conveyor: A grain sweep (1) for use on a floor comprises an elongated frame, said frame comprises an elongated hood (2) comprising a top panel (3) and first (4) and second (5) side walls. It further comprises a first (6) and a second wheel rotatably attached to said elongated frame adjacent... Agent: Skandia Elevator Ab
20130121795 - Two speed crank elevator hand truck with retractable skateboard: A hand truck with manual multiple speed elevator and attachable retractable skateboard.... Agent:
20130121796 - Vertical lifting axle for a cask transporter: The present disclosure relates to a vertical hydraulic cylinder axle arrangement that can receive flexible power lines through the cylinder. In particular, a hollow piston rod having a longitudinally extending passage through which hydraulic hoses and electrical lines can pass is incorporated into a heavy-load transporter. A portion of the... Agent: Intelliport Corporation
20130121797 - Container trailer: A trailer includes a coupling to attach the trailer to a tractor, and a frame attached to the coupling. The frame is positionable as a single unit about a container such that the frame can be attached to the container in four regions of the container to lift the container.... Agent:
20130121798 - Robot system with independent arms: A substrate handling robot drive comprising a drive chassis for one or more robot arms. A first housing is movable with respect to the chassis and includes at least a first shaft and a first motor subsystem driving the first shaft. A Z-axis drives the first housing. A second housing... Agent:
20130121799 - Carton feeder device and method for feeding a carton to a conveyor track: Embodiments include a carton feeding device for feeding cartons to a conveyor track, comprising a pick-up head with a plurality of vacuum cups, an erecting finger pivotally suspended at the pick-up head, where the pick-up head has a pick-up position (P1) and an insertion position (P2), where the carton is... Agent:
20130121800 - Pallet-dolly: A pallet-dolly device convertible between a pallet and a dolly has a deck to which a set of dolly wheels are attached at a fixed height below the deck. A set of movable pallet skids are mechanically interlinked with the deck by a bistable skid displacement mechanism which assumes a... Agent: Polymer Logistics (israel) Ltd.
20130121801 - System for repositioning a coiled tubing tensioner: A system for positioning a trailer mounted coiled tubing tensioner either in a first stowed position on the deck of a transport trailer or in a second position resting on an elevated rig floor of a drilling rig is described. The system for selectably elevating a coiled tubing tensioner from... Agent: Rri Holdings, Inc.
20130121802 - Wafer transport cart: Systems and methods are disclosed for transporting wafers to a processing apparatus. The system comprises a frame having a support sized for receiving a wafer assembly including the wafers. An alignment system is connected to the frame. The alignment system is disposed for guiding the wafer assembly to a first... Agent: Memc Electronic Materials, Inc.05/09/2013 > 14 patent applications in 12 patent subcategories.
20130115028 - Robot systems, apparatus, and methods adapted to transport dual substrates in electronic device manufacturing: Substrate transport systems and robot apparatus are described. The systems are adapted to efficiently pick or place a substrate at a destination by independently rotating an upper arm, a forearm, and dual wrist members relative to each other and a base. Methods of operating the robot apparatus are provided, as... Agent: Applied Materials, Inc.
20130115029 - Apparatus and method for inserting preformed electrical bar conductors in a twisting device: An apparatus (4) for inserting preformed electrical bar conductors (8) into an associable twisting device (12), comprising a supply device (28) of conductors (8), which are bent in a manner so as to have two substantially-rectilinear arms (16), parallel to each other, connected to each other by a curved portion... Agent:
20130115030 - Wafer inspection system and a method for translating wafers: A method for inspecting a wafer and a system. The system includes: a chuck; and a robot that includes a movable element connected to a detachable adaptor selected from a group of diced wafer detachable adaptors and non-diced wafer detachable adaptors; wherein a diced wafer detachable adaptor is shaped such... Agent: Camtek Ltd.
20130115031 - Grain bin sweep control: A method for controlling the advancement of a grain bin sweep into a grain pile in a grain bin comprises monitoring the amperage of the auger drive and controlling the sweep drive motor based on the amperage load of the auger drive. The speed and direction of the sweep is... Agent: The Gsi Group, LLC
20130115032 - Elliptical bearing manipulator: A bearing manipulator for supporting and manipulating a bearing is provided. In one embodiment, the bearing manipulator includes a frame having at least one adjustable roller to support the bearing, and at least one adjustable arm to secure the bearing to the frame. The bearing manipulator further includes a motor... Agent: General Electric Company
20130115033 - Cup feeder: A column of cups guided by their rims in elongated slots is spaced into desired cup pitch by one or more linear stars from which the cups can be transferred for packaging. The linear stars have lugs engaging and spacing the cups. In another aspect of the invention, cups are... Agent:
20130115034 - Pin position sensor mounting assembly: A sensor assembly is disclosed for a pin connection of a machine linkage, such as that found on an excavator or backhoe loader, the sensor assembly including a sensor associated with a sensor housing that receives the pin, and a connector assembly that connects the sensor housing to a frame... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.
20130115035 - Construction machine with hydraulic circuit: Provided is a construction machine including a first circuit with a boom cylinder, a second circuit with an arm cylinder and a third circuit with a slewing motor, first to third pumps discharging respective first to third pump fluids, a first flow combining valve having a first combining position for... Agent: Kobelco Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
20130115036 - Hydraulic excavator: A hydraulic excavator includes a lower travel body, an upper swivel buds, a harness and a bracket. The harness is drawn out from an interior of a cab, disposed between the cab and a center frame, and connected to electrical components. The bracket is secured to the cab and supports... Agent: Komatsu Ltd.
20130115037 - Hydraulic excavator: A hydraulic excavator includes a lower travel body, an upper swivel body, a cooling unit, and first and second exterior members. The cooling unit includes a first cooling device disposed facing the first exterior member, and a second cooling device disposed on a side of the first cooling device towards... Agent: Komatsu Ltd.
20130115038 - Detachable thumb assembly and backhoe digging apparatus comprising the same: A detachable thumb assembly for a construction equipment machine includes a mounting bracket for attaching the thumb assembly to a digging apparatus of the machine, a thumb pivotally connected on the mounting bracket, a thumb cylinder including a cylinder body connected to the mounting bracket and a cylinder rod which... Agent: Volvo Compact Equipment S A S
20130115039 - Method and device for orienting containers: The containers (B) comprised in an incoming flow of containers advancing in a given direction along an axis (XB), wherein the containers (B) may present with a first orientation or else a second orientation with respect to the direction of advance and with a first posture or else a second... Agent: Fameccanica.data Spa
20130115040 - Loading and unloading apparatus and method: There is provided a loading and unloading apparatus for performing loading and unloading of workpieces with respect to access positions on a pallet, including a plurality of hands which sequentially access the access positions on the palette, the plurality of hands including a first and a second hand. Further, the... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki
20130115041 - Method for lifting items from and upon trucks: A method enabling a single worker to safely lift a cargo item without personal injury that weighs up to four hundred pounds from and onto a truck platform is provided, and includes providing a one-piece hoist support member, configured to support a portable hand-held hoist, having a vertical post, a... Agent:05/02/2013 > 11 patent applications in 10 patent subcategories.
20130108400 - Vacuum processing device and method of transporting process subject member: Transportation control in a vacuum processing device with high transportation efficiency without lowering throughput is provided. A control unit is configured to update in real time and holds device state information showing an action state of each of a process chamber, a transportation mechanism unit, a buffer room, and a... Agent: Hitachi High-technologies Corporation
20130108401 - Workpiece handling system and methods of workpiece handling: One embodiment of this workpiece handling system has conveyor belts and a load lock. A first swap robot holds and transports workpieces between a build station and the load lock. A gantry robot transports the workpieces between each of the conveyor belts and the first swap robot. In one instance,... Agent: Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc.
20130108402 - Selective orientation and ballast for a transportable container: A transportable container apparatus includes an elongated container with an outlet port, and a trailer releasably attachable to the container at first and second trailer attachment locations corresponding to first and second orientations of the outlet port with respect to the trailer. An actuator mounted to the trailer is operative,... Agent:
20130108403 - Machine, control system and method for hovering an implement: A machine such as a wheel loader includes a frame and ground engaging propulsion elements coupled with the frame. A hydraulically actuated implement system of the machine includes a linkage and an implement and is adjustable from a starting configuration to a second configuration according to a substrate collision avoiding... Agent: Caterpillar, Inc.
20130108404 - Electric work vehicle: An electric work vehicle is provided in which the length of a high-tension cable connecting an electric motor included in a slewing motor with an inverter for controlling the electric motor can be set to be comparatively short. A region on a main frame is divided into three regions consisting... Agent: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
20130108405 - Articulated operating arm with mechanical locking means between arm sections: Articulated operating arm (100) on which one or more implements are or can be mounted, comprising substantially three articulations (101,102,103) which are pivotally connected to each other, which substantially three articulations comprise a first articulation, a second articulation and a third articulation which is intended for connection to the one... Agent: Hudson Bay Holding B.v.
20130108406 - High-throughput workpiece handling: A system and method for receiving unprocessed workpieces, moving them, orienting them and placing them in a load lock, or other end point is disclosed. The system includes a gantry module for moving workpieces from a conveyor system to a swap module. The swap module is used to remove a... Agent: Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc.
20130108407 - Two-axis inertial positioner: A two-axis inertial positioner comprises a cascaded stack of orthogonal actuators mounted on a base and a platform frictionally mounted to the top surface of one of the actuators. An alignment cartridge overlies the platform and a clamp block overlies the alignment cartridge. Ball and groove bearings are provided between... Agent:
20130108408 - Method and device for transferring cutouts for packaging boxes: The present invention relates to a method and device for transferring cutouts (6), for manufacturing packaging boxes having polygonal cross-sections, from a magazine (3) from a vertical stack, consisting of at least one stack (4, 5) of cutouts made of a cardboard or corrugated cardboard sheet material comprising notches. The... Agent: Otor
20130108409 - Thin substrate, mass-transfer bernoulli end-effector: An end effector (20, 20′) for simultaneously transferring a batch of substrates (202). The end effector (20, 20′) includes a set of juxtaposed substrate grippers (22, 22′) having a pitch between pairs of grippers (22, 22″) that does not exceed six (6.00) mm. Each gripper (22, 22′) has a contact... Agent:
20130108410 - Method for handling spacers used in producing concrete pipe: A method and cart for handling spacers used for spacing the wire mesh reinforcing cages used in the production of concrete pipe, The spacers are placed and shipped on hollow tubes laid in layers in a shipping container. The spacers are shipped to the user stored on these hollow tubes... Agent: Hawkeye Concrete Products Co.04/25/2013 > 13 patent applications in 11 patent subcategories.
20130101372 - Method and apparatus for processing wafer-shaped articles: A device for processing wafer-shaped articles comprises a closed process chamber. The closed process chamber has a side wall, a holder located within the closed process chamber adapted to receive a wafer shaped article, and a door for loading and unloading a wafer shaped article into and from the closed... Agent: Lam Research Ag
20130101373 - Efficient moves via spare chamber: A magazine-based data storage library is described that includes plurality of chambers each adapted to hold a magazine, that in turn, is adapted to hold a plurality of tape cartridges. The storage library further includes a tape drive adapted to read and write data to and from tape cartridges. The... Agent: Spectra Logic Corporation
20130101374 - Storage bin for transporting and storing bulk landscaping material, and method: A storage bin for bulk landscaping material includes a bin body having a bottom wall, a pair of parallel spaced side walls, and a rear end wall closing the rear end of the bin body, thereby to define a chamber that is open at its front end. A rectangular ramp... Agent:
20130101375 - Truck loading device: An apparatus for loading the bed of a pickup truck comprises a brace for supporting a load from the ground, the brace preventing the load from applying weight to the tail end of the bed with damaging consequences while being drawn into position by a winch and cable system. A... Agent:
20130101376 - Vehicle towing apparatus: A vehicle towing apparatus 1 includes a wheel cradle 5 provided on a rear of a automobile 2 serving as a towing vehicle and holds a front wheel 7 serving as a wheel of a vehicle 6 to be towed in the wheel cradle 5, the wheel cradle 5 including... Agent: Honda Access Corp.
20130101377 - Packaging system for pharmaceutical dispenser and associated method: A packaging system and associated method for use with a pharmaceutical dispenser provides a turnkey solution for packaging pharmaceutical products such as solid medications and nutritional supplements to be taken orally in health care settings, including but not limited to long term care (LTC) and assisted living settings. An overall... Agent: Remedi Technology Holdings, LLC
20130101378 - Device used for capturing micro-particles and a micro-particles transporting equipment provided with the device thereof: A device used for capturing micro-particles, which comprises a pressure regulator, a micro-jet nozzle, and a hydraulic device for providing injection liquid for the micro-jet nozzle; wherein the micro-jet nozzle is provided with an annular jet hole, the annular jet hole having a bottom end, a top end, an inner... Agent: Ningbo University Of Technology
20130101379 - Method of verifying and improving the positioning of rod-like articles in trays or intermediate stores and a device enabling the verification of correct positioning of rod-like articles and aligning of their front face in trays or intermediate stores: A method, where a verification of positioning of articles (3) is effected by means of sensors (14), and an improvement of positioning is effected by aligning a plane of end faces of the articles (3), consists in that the verification and improvement of positioning of rod-like articles (3) is effected... Agent: International Tobacco Machinery Poland Sp. Z O.o.
20130101380 - Rod clamping devices for hanging or pulling rod strings in a wellbore: Clamping devices for hanging or pulling wellbore rod strings each feature housing with an axial bore in which a number of clamping pieces are placed to wedge in place between the housing and rod string to perform a self-tightening action against the rod string under the weight thereof due to... Agent:
20130101383 - Portable non-motorized automatic lift and transport apparatus for small vehicles: A portable, non-motorized automatic lift and transport apparatus allows users to lift and transport a small, powered vehicle with minimal physical exertion and without the need for secondary power source. The apparatus is comprised of a base and platform connected to a gear housing. The gear housing telescopically engages and... Agent:
20130101382 - Processing machine system and method of positioning processing machines: At least three processing machines are positioned on a supporting structure including a plurality of beams spaced apart from each other. The at least three processing machines include a first processing machine, a second processing machine supported by at least one of beams which support the first processing machine, and... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130101381 - Weight relief transportation apparatus for construction equipment: A transportation system for transporting construction equipment that rides on a driven element during ordinary operation. The transportation system relieves a portion or all of the operational weight of the construction equipment from the driven element during transportation of the construction equipment. The transportation system includes a frame, upwardly extending... Agent:
20130101384 - Side mounted air seeder product container: An air seeder cart apparatus has a primary container assembly with a plurality of primary product containers, with primary fill hatches at tops thereof. An air distribution network comprises product conduits and primary metering devices that dispense agricultural products from each primary product container into one of the product conduits.... Agent:Previous industry: Sheet metal container making
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