US Patent No: 6,502,002

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System and method of implementing new product designs on computer numerical control machines

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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, sawing, planing, squaring, sanding, drilling and dovetailing. The CNC control integrates machining instructions, operator instructions and sequence of operations into a coherent package.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
THERMWOOD CORPORATIONDALE, IN69

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Hardesty, Michael P Dale, IN 25 112
Susnjara, Kenneth J Santa Claus, IN 71 543

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THERMWOOD CORPORATION (2)
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AMADA COMPANY, LIMITED (1)
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FMC CORPORATION (1)
4,796,341 Plate routing method and apparatus 20 1988
 
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (1)
4,606,001 Customized canned cycles for computer numerical control system 21 1984
 
INGERSOLL MACHINE TOOLS, INC. (1)
5,368,539 Multi-positioner machining system 21 1993
 
SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC. (1)
5,984,503 Method and apparatus for entering and displaying structure information in a machining system 12 1997
 
TOFFOLON, JOSEPH F. (1)
5,735,513 Multi-station single action high precision mechanical vise 12 1996
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
4,870,592 Manufacturing system with centrally disposed dynamic buffer region 29 1988
5,241,732 Multipurpose cutting metal-working machine 7 1992
5,283,943 Automated assembly apparatus 53 1992

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C.R. Onsrud, Inc. (1)
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CHUNG YUAN CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY (1)
7,550,681 Method and apparatus for measuring weight of CNC workpieces 7 2007
 
HURCO COMPANIES, INC. (1)
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PRECISION SPHERICAL CORP. (1)
7,185,412 Multi-axis, processor-controlled, toolhead positioner 9 2005
 
Shapex Solid Image Systems LP (1)
6,745,098 Machining based on master program merged from parts programs 1 2000
 
UNILIN FLOORING NC LLC (1)
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7,644,742 Woodworking machine for shaping molding 3 2007

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