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Ludwig Wieres: Method and apparatus for applying brazing material to a metal honeycomb body. Emitec Gesellschaft fuer Emissionstechnologie mbH, Herbert L Lerner, Laurence A Greenberg, July 11, 1995: US05431330 (63 worldwide citation)

A method for applying brazing material to an approximately metallic honeycomb body being wound, stratified or intertwined from at least partly structured sheet-metal layers, for brazing at least in partial regions, includes applying a thin film of a rolling oil to at least the structured sheet-metal ...


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Ronald D Denton: Method and apparatus for assembling ball grid array components on printed circuit boards by reflowing before placement. Compaq Computer Corporation, L Jon Lindsay, May 14, 1996: US05516030 (62 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus are available for manufacturing a printed circuit board assembly by reworking a ball grid array component on a populated circuit board. The component is first aligned over the landing area on the board. Then hot gas is injected between the component and the board. This gas is ...


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Hideaki Tobita, Kazuo Naruse: Car body assembling apparatus and method. Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Kenyon & Kenyon, May 26, 1987: US04667866 (58 worldwide citation)

Different car body parts needed for a complete main body are preworked at a subassembly station and then are releasably attached to corresponding jig units, each unit having a universal frame on which is mounted a set of special jigs conforming to the kind and type of car body being produced. Each j ...


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Joseph Funari, Ronald J Moore: Apparatus for soldering a semiconductor device to a circuitized substrate. International Business Machines, Lawrence R Fraley, June 29, 1993: US05222649 (56 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for bonding a semiconductor device onto a substrate (e.g., a printed circuit board) such that solder elements on the device are connected, respectively, to circuit elements on the substrate. The solder elements are heated by passing hot gas onto an opposing surface of the device such th ...


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Phillip A Ragard, Roy M Whiting, Michael D Snyder: Automated hybrid circuit board assembly apparatus. Universal Instruments Corporation, Fidelman Wolffe & Waldron, May 1, 1979: US04151945 (50 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for placement of electronic components on a fluxed hybrid circuit substrate. In accordance with an automated program, the apparatus at a single work station places with high precision a plurality of chips of various types and physical and electrical sizes on a single substrate. Componen ...


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Manuel Aceves: Integrated electronics workstation. Steins & Associates P C, April 29, 2003: US06554174 (38 worldwide citation)

An Integrated Electronics Workstation is disclosed. Also disclosed is a workstation that includes a housing with an integrated exhaust fan. The workstation further includes a plurality of other features, including a pair of adjustable arms and board grips mounted thereto for holding boards and/or wi ...


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Peter Baessler, Alan Marriott, Urs Maurer, Marcel Oberholzer: Process and apparatus for welding sheet metal edges. Elpatronic, McCormick Paulding & Huber, October 22, 1996: US05567335 (38 worldwide citation)

Sheet metal edges to be welded are preheated prior to welding. At a given welding speed, this results in a smaller temperature gradient in the material to be welded. Consequently the welding speed can be increased, or material which would otherwise provide poor weld quality can be welded at a high t ...


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Kazuo Takahashi: Carry device for fine movement. Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, August 23, 1988: US04766465 (38 worldwide citation)

A carriage for fine movement includes a stationary stage, a movable stage slidably provided thereon, a moving mechanism, coupled to the stationary and movable stages, for moving the movable stage relative to the stationary stage, wherein at least one of the stationary stage, movable stage and moving ...


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Dennis B Ellefson: Rotatable workpiece holding apparatus. Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt, January 1, 1985: US04491307 (37 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for holding a workpiece is provided which will allow rotation of the workpiece within the apparatus. A generally stationary base (78) supports a rotatable assembly which includes a pair of outer rings (62,62'), at least one inner hoop (64,64') positioned within each ring, and means (42, ...


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Richard D Trask, Susan H Goetschius, Stephen A Hilton: Process for linear friction welding. United Technologies Corporation, Mark Steinberg, February 2, 1999: US05865364 (35 worldwide citation)

A linear friction welding process provides two members to be joined together into a final product, where each of the members has a major outer surface, where one of the two members is a stub which is surrounded, at least in part, on its outer major surface by a collar. The stub is generally restrain ...