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Kenneth J Susnjara: Weather radar display system. Thermwood Corporation, Lalos & Keegan, March 30, 1993: US05198819 (97 worldwide citation)

A weather radar display system and method for obtaining and storing radar return data for a plurality of horizontal and vertical sweeps, each horizontal sweep occurring at a different tilt angle and each vertical sweep occurring at a different azimuth angle. The radar return data is displayed as pla ...


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Kenneth J Susnjara: Apparatus for performing work functions. Thermwood Corporation, Lalos Leeds Keegan Lett & Marsh, April 5, 1983: US04378959 (58 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for performing a work function on a workpiece comprising a stationary base, a rotatable base mounted on the stationary base, a hydraulically actuated mechanism for rotatably displacing the rotatable base relative to the stationary base, a lower arm member pivotally mounted on the rotata ...


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Kenneth J Susnjara, Mark A Fleck: Wrist construction for industrial robots. Thermwood Corporation, October 12, 1982: US04353677 (46 worldwide citation)

A wrist construction for an industrial robot having an arm member including a base unit mountable on the arm member, a carrier assembly universally connected to the base unit for pivotal movement about first and second axes of the base unit, a tool supporting unit universally connected to the carrie ...


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Kenneth J Susnjara, Michael N Diamond: Method and apparatus for compensating for system error in an industrial robot control. Thermwood Corporation, October 26, 1982: US04356554 (39 worldwide citation)

An industrial robot and a control system therefor are described. The robot generally consists of a base member, a post member rotatably mounted on the base member, fluid actuated means for rotating the post member relative to the base member, an arm assembly mounted on the post member, means for per ...


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Kenneth J Susnjara: Machine tool with improved tool changer means. Thermwood Corporation, Lalos & Keegan, February 26, 2002: US06350222 (28 worldwide citation)

A tool changer for a machine tool having a toolhead assembly including a spindle with a device detachable securing a tool thereto, generally consisting of at least one device for holding a tool detachably securable to the spindle, pivotally connected to the assembly and angularly displaceable in a p ...


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Todd W Schulz: Method and apparatus for programming a CNC machine with a probe. Thermwood Corporation, Lalos & Keegan, February 8, 2000: US06022132 (22 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for programming the motion of a machine tool in a three-dimensional machining space defined by an X, Y and Z coordinate system, the machine tool having a spindle linearly displaceable in three orthogonal X, Y and Z axes. A probe, mounted in the spindle and coupled to transduce ...


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Kenneth J Susnjara: Method of forming sharp bends in plastic faced flat panels. Thermwood Corporation, Barry L Clark, March 9, 1976: US03943022 (22 worldwide citation)

Improved forming method permits a flat laminate panel comprising a thin, deep vacuum formed thermoplastic face surface member bonded to a rigid backing member to be bent sharply so as to form the sides and front of a cabinet, for example, in one integral piece. The bends are accommodated by removing ...


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Kenneth J Susnjara: System and method for positioning workpieces on CNC machines. Thermwood Corporation, Lalos & Keegan, February 27, 1996: US05493767 (18 worldwide citation)

An assembly for positioning a pattern on a workpiece on the worktable of a computer controlled machine in a predetermined position, for performing a work function on the workpiece, comprising first reference points disposed on the worktable having a predetermined spatial relationship to the pattern ...


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Kenneth J Susnjara, Michael P Hardesty: System and method of implementing new product designs on computer numerical control machines. Thermwood Corporation, Stevens Davis Miller & Mosher, December 31, 2002: US06502002 (16 worldwide citation)

The present invention discloses an apparatus and a method using a multi-purpose flexible CNC machine that is able to perform a variety of machining operations on all parts of a product. Specific operations include carving, boring, cutting, grooving, molding, shaping, routing, mortising, edge working ...


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Kenneth J Susnjara: Tool bit monitoring system for machine tools. Thermwood Corporation, Lalos & Keegan, May 9, 2000: US06059494 (15 worldwide citation)

In a machine tool having a workpiece support table and a tool head assembly provided with a tool engageable in a cutting relation with a workpiece positioned on the table for removing particulate material from the workpiece, a system for monitoring the cutting operation of the tool includes a suppor ...