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700 - Data processing: generic control systems or specific applications

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700095000 - Product assembly or manufacturing

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
700186000 Digital positioning technique 90
700160000 Having particular tool or tool operation 63
700174000 Performance monitoring 63
700180000 Having operator interface feature 32
700173000 Adaptive (optimizing) system 28
700179000 Tool selection/change 8
700195000 Having particular measuring device (e.g., probe) 5
20090024247Slip sensor - In one embodiment, the present invention includes a sensor having a roller adapted on a shaft to roll along a workpiece surface, a compliant member adapted around at least a portion of the roller, and an encoder to code information regarding movement of the roller. In some implementations, the encoder may be in communication with a processor of a machine to provide information regarding workpiece movement.01-22-2009
20100030368MACHINE TOOL SYSTEM FOR MEASURING SHAPE OF OBJECT TO BE MEASURED BY USING ON-BOARD MEASURING DEVICE - In a simultaneous multi-axis measuring machine tool system including linear drive axes and rotation axes to measure a surface shape of an object to be measured by using an on-board measuring device having a probe mounted, at one end thereof, with a spherical contactor, a numerical controller controls driving of the linear drive axes and the rotation axes so that a central axis of the probe is always oriented in a direction perpendicular to the surface of the object to be measured and that the spherical contactor of the probe comes in contact with and follows a surface of the object to be measured.02-04-2010
20100241267APPARATUS FOR AND METHOD OF MEASURING WORKPIECE ON MACHINE TOOL - A workpiece measuring apparatus includes a programmable controller which acquires positional data of a measuring head. At the same time that the programmable controller acquires the positional data, a pulse output unit outputs timing pulses. The measuring head measures a workpiece on a machine tool according to a measurement command which is output positively earlier than the timing of predetermined time intervals by a time difference which is preset by a predictive system. As a result, a first time at which the programmable controller acquires the positional data of the measuring head and a second time at which the measuring head measures the workpiece in response to the measurement command synchronize. The workpiece measuring apparatus is capable of measuring the workpiece highly accurately in a three-dimensional space according to a minimum required amount of measured data without the need for modifying an existing NC apparatus combined with the machine tool.09-23-2010
20110106292Method and System for Measuring the Dynamic Response of a Structure During a Machining Process - A machine implement includes sensors that measure a force imparted by the machine implement to a structure during a machining process. A sensor array coupled to the structure measures the vibrational response of the structure to the imparted force. Analysis software compares the imparted force to the vibrational response to generate a transfer function for the structure. Based on the transfer function, a tool-path of the machine implement may be adjusted such that the resulting structure has precise vibrational characteristics that substantially comply with a set of design goals for the structure.05-05-2011
20120179287PROBE MECHANISM FOR MACHINE TOOL - A contacting or non-contacting probe (07-12-2012
700171000 Material usage optimization 4
20080281461PROCESSING OF WORK PIECE BASED ON DESIRED END PHYSICAL CRITERIA - Processing a work piece by first scanning the work piece. The work piece is modeled to determine its weight, outer perimeter and/or how the work piece could be divided into portions of specific areas and perimeters based on desired portion weights of desired areas and perimeters. The modeled work piece and/or the modeled portions are compared with the one or more desired perimeter configurations. The deviation of the modeled outer perimeter size of the work piece and/or portions from the desired perimeter configuration(s) is calculated. Based on such calculations, one or more steps in processing the work piece and/or portions therefrom is carried out. Such one or more steps may include modeling the work piece again, using different modeling criteria or options, if the calculated deviation is outside an acceptable range.11-13-2008
20090105872MULTI-STEP SYSTEM FOR PROCESSING WORKPIECES - Systems, including method and apparatus, for processing workpieces driven automatically along a linear path to a plurality of positions disposed substantially along the linear path. In some embodiments, a workpiece may be processed at one or more of the positions using two or more processing stations, such as a first processing station that cuts the workpiece into segments and a second processing station that performs another processing operation on the workpiece.04-23-2009
20090105870MULTI-STEP SYSTEMS FOR PROCESSING WORKPIECES - Systems, including method and apparatus, for processing workpieces driven automatically along a linear path to a plurality of positions disposed substantially along the linear path. In some embodiments, a workpiece may be processed at one or more of the positions using two or more processing stations, such as a first processing station that cuts the workpiece into segments and a second processing station that performs another processing operation on the workpiece.04-23-2009
20090105871MULTI-STEP SYSTEMS FOR PROCESSING WORKPIECES - Systems, including method and apparatus, for processing workpieces driven automatically along a linear path to a plurality of positions disposed substantially along the linear path. In some embodiments, a workpiece may be processed at one or more of the positions using two or more processing stations, such as a first processing station that cuts the workpiece into segments and a second processing station that performs another processing operation on the workpiece.04-23-2009
700167000 Of elongated material (e.g., timber, veneer, web) 3
20090216363Work head - A work head adapted to support at least one elongate work piece, said work head having a first drive shaft capable of rotation about a central axis, said work pieces being supported from the work head at a position spaced radially from the central axis such that the axis of each work piece is in the same plane as the central axis, the work pieces supported from the work head to be capable of rotation about their central axes, the drive shaft adapted to be caused to rotate by a first drive, the work pieces adapted to be caused to rotate by a second drive.08-27-2009
20110218667FORMING MACHINE FOR PRODUCING FORMED PARTS - A forming machine for producing formed parts by forming wire, tube or other elongated workpieces has a plurality of driven machine axes, a drive system having a plurality of electrical drives for driving the machine axes, a control device for the coordinated control of operating movements of the machine axes in a production process according to an operating program specific to the production process, and a speed setting device for setting the operating speed of the forming machine for the production process. An operator information system is used to determine and output at least one item of operator information which makes it possible for the operator to control the operating speed with respect to at least one control criterion which represents the energy consumption required for production.09-08-2011
20090276079Method of Machining Master Link - The present invention relates to a method of machining a master link disposed at a distal end of a chain and constituting a part of a track chain link of a lower driving device used in an endless track vehicle (a bulldozer, an excavator). According to the present invention, it is possible to rapidly perform the machining work by secondarily adjusting the horizontal degree and the vertical degree of the integrally manufactured front and rear master link in a short time after primarily wire cutting it by using an exclusive clamping jig for the primary wire cut and an exclusive clamping jig for the secondary machining center, and machine the interference portion generated at the time of the assembly of the master link with the corresponding product, by using the machining center provided with the ball end mill, the flat end mill, and the chamfer end mill, in a short time, thereby achieving reduction of the machining time, maintaining the uniform quality and reduction of the production expense.11-05-2009
700169000 Supervisory control (e.g., plural tools or plural processors) 3
20080243299Machine tool control system - A machine tool controller is provided that includes a processor configured to execute a sequence of instructions in accordance with an operating program and a user program. A volatile memory temporarily stores instructions and data during execution of the sequence of instructions by the processor, and is coupled to the processor via a first interface. A first non-volatile memory stores the operating program and is coupled to the processor via a second interface. A second non-volatile memory stores the user program and is coupled to the processor via a third interface. A video controller is configured to control a user display in accordance with display data generated by the processor and is coupled to the processor via a fourth interface. A dual-port memory is coupled to the processor via a fifth interface and couples a serial bus controller configured to control communications with an external device via a serial bus to the processor. An external bus interface is configured to communicate control commands for controlling a machine tool generated by the processor via an external bus and is coupled to said processor via a sixth interface.10-02-2008
20100211208CUTTING APPARATUS AND CUTTING METHOD USING THE SAME - A cutting apparatus includes a cutting tool program control module configured for controlling a number of cutting tools to cut an element. The cutting tool program control module includes a cutting tool program storing unit, a cutting tool program selecting unit, and a cutting tool program executing unit. The cutting tool program storing unit stores a number of cutting tool programs for controlling the number of cutting tools accordingly. The cutting tool program selecting unit selects one or more cutting tool programs and stores corresponding selecting information according to the selected cutting tool programs. The cutting tool program executing unit executes the selected cutting tool programs according to the selecting information stored in the cutting tool program selecting unit.08-19-2010
20110098843METHOD FOR ACTIVATING A WORKPIECE MANIPULATOR OF A MACHINE TOOL - The invention relates to a method for activating a workpiece manipulator (04-28-2011
700170000 Having particular control of a motor parameter 2
20090265029MACHINE TOOL AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - An acceleration/deceleration control method of a CNC machine tool includes receiving an acceleration/deceleration timing signal and a velocity signal. The acceleration/deceleration timing signal is calculated to acquire a plurality of different first weight values and different second weight values by a first formula and a second formula. A velocity variation of the velocity signal is determined to be zero, positive or negative. The velocity signal is acquired, if the velocity variation is zero. A plurality of acceleration signals are acquired by the velocity signal multiplying each of the first weight values, if the velocity variable is positive. A plurality of deceleration signals are acquired by the velocity signal multiplying each of the second weight values, if the velocity variation is negative. The velocity signal, the acceleration signal and the deceleration signal are converted into a first driving signal, a second driving signal and a third driving signal.10-22-2009
20120016513FILM SUPPLYING APPARATUS - A film supplying apparatus includes: an upstream belt conveying unit and a downstream belt conveying unit that sequentially convey label formed by cutting a label-forming base material, to a label delivery position; a label detection sensor that detects the label at an upper position of the downstream belt conveying unit; an encoder attached to a take-up spindle of a label delivery apparatus; and a control unit that calculates the amount of shift in the label on the basis of a label detection signal from the label detection sensor and a pulse signal from the encoder, and controls the operation of the downstream belt conveying unit conveying the label, so as to convey the label and stop the label at the label delivery position, while modifying the amount of shift.01-19-2012
700194000 Coordinate transformation technique 1
20090112357Machine tool method - Apparatus and method for fitting a workpiece to geometric design data of a workpiece. Nominal data points are selected from the geometric design data. Command codes are created to generate measured data points. The measurement data points have associated nominal measurement points which are used to fit the workpiece to the geometric design data. The apparatus and method may also be used to determine whether a workpiece is within tolerance and for process control.04-30-2009
700172000 Multiple mode (e.g., rough-finish, coarse-fine) 1
20090005898MACHINE TOOL AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING A WORKPIECE - The invention relates to a machine tool for processing a plate-like workpiece, including a processing tool. The processing tool is movable relative to the workpiece and the workpiece is movable relative to the processing tool along a common movement axis. A control unit selectively actuates the processing tool and the workpiece in such a manner that in a first processing mode both the processing tool and the workpiece are moved along the common movement axis and, in a second processing mode the processing tool alone is moved along the common movement axis. The invention further relates to a method for processing a workpiece of the kind mentioned above, to a method for creating a processing program, and to a computer program product having code for performing all steps of the method for creating the processing program.01-01-2009
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20090306811BALL GRID ARRAY CLEANING SYSTEM - In certain embodiments, a system for cleaning ball grid arrays is provided. The system may include a platform upon which an integrated circuit is mounted. The integrated circuit may have a plurality of terminals arranged in a ball grid array pattern on a surface of the integrated circuit. The system also includes a machining bit and a computer system. The computer system may store the ball grid array pattern and a topographic map of the surface of the integrated circuit and control the machining bit such that the machining bit removes excess material from the plurality of terminals based at least in part upon the ball grid array pattern and the topographical map.12-10-2009
20130024020NUMERICAL CONTROL DEVICE, WIRE ELECTRIC DISCHARGE MACHINING APPARATUS USING THE SAME, AND WIRE ELECTRIC DISCHARGE MACHINING METHOD USING THE SAME - In order to obtain wire-breakage thresholds and machining conditions for respective board thicknesses in a trial machining, a numerical control device for a wire electric discharge machining apparatus according to the present invention includes a wire-breakage-sign-signal generation means that generates a wire-breakage sign signal from machining state quantities, a wire-breakage sign detection means that outputs a machining-condition re-setting instruction and a wire-breakage threshold re-setting instruction from the wire-breakage sign signal and a wire-breakage threshold, a wire-breakage threshold setting means that sets the wire-breakage threshold according to the wire-breakage threshold re-setting instruction and a wire-breakage signal, a machining energy calculation means that calculates a machining energy from a discharge pulse count, a machining speed measurement means that measures a machining speed from position information, a board thickness calculation means that calculates a board thickness of the workpiece from the machining energy and the machining speed, a machining-condition switching means that outputs, according to a predetermined algorithm, a machining-condition switching instruction from the board thickness, the machining-condition re-setting instruction, and the wire-breakage signal, a control means that sends an oscillation instruction to a oscillator and sends a shaft feed instruction to a servo amplifier so that the machining condition is set to one determined by the machining-condition switching instruction, and a machining-condition storage means and a wire-breakage threshold storage means that store the machining condition and the wire-breakage threshold that correspond to each board thickness.01-24-2013
20080269941Method and Apparatus for Controlling a Manufacturing Process of Components of a Tyre for Vehicle Wheels - A method for controlling a manufacturing process of components of a tyre for vehicle wheels, wherein at least one elongated element fed by a dispensing member is distributed onto a forming support by means of at least one pressing member acting on the at least one elongated element along a pressing direction. The method includes the steps of substantially continuously detecting the value of a characteristic quantity indicative of the displacement of the at least one pressing member along the pressing direction, comparing the detected value of the characteristic quantity with a threshold value and generating a warning signal when the detected value of the characteristic quantity exceeds the threshold value. Such a control method allows the presence of possible deposition anomalies to be identified right from the deposition step of the elongated elements on the forming support so as to ensure ever higher quality levels in tyres manufactured through continuous processes.10-30-2008
20090271023AUTOMATED SYSTEM FOR MANUFACTURING PART OF FUEL CELL STACK - The present invention realizes an automated system which automatically performs all processes including an inputting process, a bonding process, and a punching process using a robot in manufacturing an integrated part of an MEA and GDLs. Accordingly, with the automated system, it is possible to improve productivity and ensure consistent product quality.10-29-2009
20110202166APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING OPERATIONAL FUNCTIONS OF A MACHINE TOOL - An apparatus for controlling operational functions of a machine tool, comprising a device for switching on or off a main power supply and at least one device for determining a switch-off time of an operational function of the machine tool in dependence of a selectable criterion.08-18-2011
20110208346CONTROL APPARATUS OF MACHINE TOOL AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING OPERATION OF THE SAME - A control apparatus of a machine tool is adapted to detect whether or not an NC program is stopped at an end of a block and whether or not a rotation of a handwheel for a manual pulse generator is stopped and restarted when both a manual pulse mode and a single block mode are selected. The NC program is accordingly automatically restarted from the next block in conjunction with the restart of the handwheel rotation. The operator thus can restart an operation of an NC unit only by rotating the handwheel when the operation is automatically stopped at the end of a block of the NC program.08-25-2011
20120143368CLOSED-LOOP CNC MACHINE SYSTEM AND METHOD - A closed-loop feedback system and method for performing a machining operation. A tool's operational properties are measured in real-time. The operating parameters of the machining process are adjusted in real-time based on the measured properties.06-07-2012
20090055016NUMERICAL CONTROLLER WITH PROGRAM RESUMING FUNCTION - A numerical controller with a program resuming function of acquiring program-resuming block data with which a machining program is resumed without producing a scratch on a workpiece. It is determined whether there are registered non-cutting commands. Whether all the registered non-cutting commands are analyzed is determined. Data of registered non-cutting command is read, and whether a block currently being analyzed includes a non-cutting command is determined. It is determined whether or not the registered non-cutting command is one in accordance with which data is acquired at a block start point. Program-resuming block data is acquired at the block start point or at a block end point, the acquired data is stored into a memory, and a process is completed.02-26-2009
20090222128METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR OPERATING AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE MANUFACTURING SYSTEM - Methods and apparatus for efficiently operating an electronic device manufacturing system are provided. In one aspect, an electronic device manufacturing system is provided, including: a process tool; a process tool controller linked to the process tool, wherein the process tool controller is adapted to control the process tool; a first sub-fab auxiliary system linked to the process tool controller; wherein the first sub-fab auxiliary system is adapted to operate in a first operating mode and a second operating mode; and wherein the process tool controller is adapted to cause the first sub-fab auxiliary system to change from the first operating mode to the second operating mode.09-03-2009
20080275589Method for Operation of an Automation Device and Apparatus for Carrying Out the Method - There is described a method for operating an automation device and/or a programming system. When the automation device is in operation, a communication connection between: a) the automation device and a telecommunication device and/or b) the automation device and the internet and/or intranet can be established. The automation device is controlled and/or regulated by means of a program. The communication connection is used by means of at least one instruction in the program for the data communication during the execution of the program. It is also possible to establish a communication, in particular, within the teleprogram.11-06-2008
20110040402System, Method and Apparatus for Producing Fire Rated Doors - The present invention provides a system, method and apparatus for producing fire rated doors having added strength, better finishing and low cost manufacturing flexibility. The fire rated doors are made from two panels “sandwiched” together. An optional interior layer (e.g., fire resistant material, lead sheeting, steel or Kevlar) can be added between the door panels for various purposes. Splines, stiles or sticks are inserted in longitudinal channels in the door panels to provide assistance in aligning the door panels and greater hardware holding strength. An intumescent banding material concealed by a banding material around the perimeter of the door seals the door within its frame during a fire. The door design and the automated manufacturing process provide greater design choice, reduced cost and faster fabrication.02-17-2011
20090216361Method and Apparatus for Managing Production History Information of Pipe or Tube and Method for Producing Pipe or Tube Therewith - The production history information management apparatus 08-27-2009
20100070068BIOPOLYMER SENSOR AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A method of manufacturing a biopolymer sensor including providing a biopolymer, processing the biopolymer to yield a biopolymer matrix solution, adding a biological material in the biopolymer matrix, providing a substrate, casting the matrix solution on the substrate, and drying the biopolymer matrix solution to form a solidified biopolymer sensor on the substrate. A biopolymer sensor is also provided that includes a solidified biopolymer film with an embedded biological material.03-18-2010
20110040401System, Method and Apparatus for Producing Fire Rated Doors - The present invention provides a system, method and apparatus for producing fire rated doors having added strength, better finishing and low cost manufacturing flexibility. The fire rated doors are made from two panels “sandwiched” together. An optional interior layer (e.g., fire resistant material, lead sheeting, steel or Kevlar) can be added between the door panels for various purposes. Splines, stiles or sticks are inserted in longitudinal channels in the door panels to provide assistance in aligning the door panels and greater hardware holding strength. An intumescent banding material concealed by a banding material around the perimeter of the door seals the door within its frame during a fire. The door design and the automated manufacturing process provide greater design choice, reduced cost and faster fabrication.02-17-2011
20120209418METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A MULTIPLE OF IDENTICAL GEARS BY MEANS OF CUTTING MACHINING - The invention relates to method of manufacturing a multiple of identical gears by means of cutting machining, in particular hob cutting or hob grinding, on a gear-cutting machine, wherein workpieces are machined by means of a rotating tool which is brought into engagement with the workpiece via the control of NC axes of the gear cutting machine. In accordance with the invention, deviations from workpiece to workpiece are compensated by a respective different control of at least one of the NC axes of the gear cutting machine.08-16-2012
20120221139NUMERICAL CONTROL APPARATUS HAVING VIBRATION SUPPRESSION CAPABILITIES - A numerical control apparatus includes a program analyzing unit 08-30-2012
20100204817POSTURE CONTROL METHOD AND POSTURE CONTROL DEVICE - A posture control method controls a posture of a processing unit by measuring a distance between the processing unit and a process surface of a round pipe to be processed by the processing unit, using four distance measuring units. The method controls a posture about a pitch axis based on a difference obtained by subtracting a second measurement distance from a first measurement distance, and a difference obtained by subtracting a fourth measurement distance from a third measurement distance, controls a posture about a yaw axis based on a difference obtained by subtracting the third measurement distance from the first measurement distance, and a difference obtained by subtracting the fourth measurement distance from the second measurement distance, and controls a posture about a roll axis based on a difference between a first total distance obtained by adding the second measurement distance and the third measurement distance, and a second total distance obtained by adding the first measurement distance and the fourth measurement distance.08-12-2010
20110184549Machining Tool Control System and Control Method - Provided are a control system and a control method by which a part of a continuously written machining program can be easily executed by a machine tool, and operation and the like of the machine tool can be checked. The control apparatus has an input means 07-28-2011
20120330454MACHINE SHOP INCLUDING COMPUTER SYSTEM THAT INTERFACES WITH DIFFERENT LEGACY SERVERS - A machine shop comprises a computer system programmed to automatically determine an access role for a worker in response to a log-in; automatically determine at least one task for the worker based on the access role; and automatically interface with different legacy servers to order, subject to the access role, at least one of machine tooling for the machining of the part, product materials to be machined, and distributed numerical control (DNC) data for the machining of the part.12-27-2012
20120089246AUTOMATIC PROGRAMMING APPARATUS AND AUTOMATIC PROGRAMMING METHOD - To obtain an automatic programming apparatus, capable of generating a tool path for the chamfering process with a simple operation and capable of shortening the operation period and improving machining efficiency, the automatic programming apparatus includes a chamfering tool path generating unit and machining condition data. The chamfering tool path generating unit includes: a chamfered plane defining unit that generates shape data defining a chamfered plane obtained after the chamfering process is performed with respect to a shape of the chamfering target part; a reference point sequence generating unit that generates a reference point sequence used as a reference for generating the tool path data used for performing the chamfering process; and a tool reference position generating unit that, generates a reference position of a machining tool used when the machining tool passes while performing the chamfering process.04-12-2012
20130190918NUMERICAL CONTROL PROGRAMMING METHOD, NUMERICAL CONTROL PROGRAMMING DEVICE, PROGRAM, AND NUMERICAL CONTROL APPARATUS - A numerical control programming method is characterized by comprising: a machining unit editing step for generating an edited machining unit by editing, based on an input, at least one machining unit out of a plurality of machining units which configure a first machining program generated based on a first material shape model and a product shape model; a second non-edited machining unit generating step for generating a second non-edited machining unit which corresponds to a machining shape model having no duplication with a machining shape model which corresponds to the edited machining unit based on a first non-edited machining unit which is a machining unit other than the edited machining unit out of the plurality of machining units which configure the first machining program; and a second machining program generating step for generating a second machining program including the edited machining unit and the second non-edited machining unit.07-25-2013
20130190919TEMPLATE FOR CALIBRATING A MACHINE USED TO MACHINE AN OPHTHALMIC LENS, DEVICE AND METHOD USING SUCH A TEMPLATE - A calibration template for calibrating a machining device that has blocking elements for blocking an ophthalmic lens, and machining elements for machining the ophthalmic lens, the template including a fastener portion suitable for being fastened to the blocking elements and a calibration portion arranged around the fastener portion. The calibration portion is made out of a material that is suitable for being machined by the machining elements, and presents firstly a plurality of shape patterns, and secondly a plurality of visual identifiers each visually associated with one of the shape patterns.07-25-2013

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