The present invention provides a self-cleaning wiresaw cutting apparatus including a cleaning mechanism adapted to clean the components of the wiresaw before, during, or after a cutting process or to humidify the cutting region of the apparatus. The apparatus contains at least one dispenser adapted to dispense an aqueous fluid onto various components …

Legal parties

Inventors (applicants): Steven Grumbine, Carlos Barros, Ramasubramanyam Nagarajan
Assignees (initial): Cabot Microelectronics Corporation (Aurora, US)
Agents: Robert J. Ross (attorney), Steven D Weseman (attorney), Thomas E Omholt (attorney)

The application was examined by George Nguyen (USPTO dept. 3723)


  • 1. A self-cleaning wiresaw apparatus comprising: …
  • 2. The apparatus of claim 1 wherein at least one cleaning fluid dispenser nozzle is a adapted …
  • 3. The apparatus of claim 1 wherein the tension on the wire is about 12 N to about …

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Brief Description of the Drawings

FIG. 1 is a partial perspective view of an embodiment of a self-cleaning wiresaw cutting apparatus of the present invention. FIG. 2 is an illustration of certain spray patterns created …


Field of the Invention

This invention relates to a self-cleaning wiresaw apparatus. In particular this invention relates to an apparatus having a dispenser nozzle adapted to clean the components of a wiresaw and methods …

Other Patent Relations

This application is the National Stage of PCT/US2010/029144, filed Mar. 30, 2010, which claims the benefit of Provisional Application No. 61/211,592, filed Apr. 1, …

Detailed Description of the Invention

The invention disclosed herein is susceptible of embodiments in many different forms. Shown in the drawings and described herein in detail are preferred embodiments of the invention. It is to be understood …

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Miscellaneous patent data

Developed by Carlos Barros et al., the patent particularly claims a self-cleaning wiresaw apparatus comprising…, numbered 13/258,112 (application), the agent's name is Omholt Thomas E, the drawings include the following: Schematically illustrates components of one embodiment, Illustration of certain spray patterns, Partial perspective view of an embodiment, Self-Cleaning Wiresaw Apparatus and Method, the invention details are shown in 8 figures, the claim number 1 is selected as exemplary, the assignee location is Aurora (US); its organization is Cabot Microelectronics Corporation, the invention is titled Self-Cleaning Wiresaw Apparatus and Method, the invention description is illustrated by 7 drawings, the grant publication date is Oct. 7, 2014, 19 claims comprise the protection scope, the inventor's address - Naperville, IL, the published inventor's name is Ramasubramanyam Nagarajan, the application publication date is Mar. 30, 2010, the grant number is 08851059, the applicant's city - Aurora, state - IL, the recorded applicant's name is Grumbine Steven, the patent grant was extended by 242 days, similar classification categories are planing, e.g. channeling by means of planing tools, boring or drilling, Generation of arc or bevel by two or more tools, removing or laying dust, e.g. by spraying liquids, for cooling work, Having saw with supply and take-up means, Methods or apparatus specially adapted for working materials which can easily be split, e.g. mica, slate, schist, Cutter-support feed, Working stone or stone-like materials, e.g. brick, concrete, not provided for elsewhere, Machines, devices, tools therefor, removing or laying dust, e.g. by spraying liquids, for cooling work, turning, tools other than of rotary type, e.g. reciprocating tools, Rotary cutter, Sawing, to form contours, i.e. curved surfaces, irrespective of the method of working used, cutting discs, the examination was conducted by George Nguyen (primary examiner, 3723 USPTO department), the assignee is a United States company, originally classified under Endless.

Invention classification information

The invention is classified under Endless, Having saw with supply and take-up means, Reciprocating, Rotary, Work Supports, by tools other than of rotary type, e.g. reciprocating tools. The designated search classifications include designed as a complete equipment for feeding or clarifying coolant, Fine working of gems, jewels, crystals, e.g. of semiconductor material, Apparatus therefor, Having saw with supply and take-up means, With critical temperature modification or control of work or abradant, with saw blades of endless cutter-type, e.g. chain saws, strap saws, Rotary, Cooling, Endless band tool, Tool cleaner, Reciprocating, Rotary work holder, Endless, Work Supports, Roll, roller, shaft, ball, or piston abrading, Equipment for cooling the grinding surfaces, e.g. devices for feeding coolant, With tool treating or forming, Flexible strip or endless band tool, With Means to Clean Work or Tool.

Patent details
Publication number 08851059
Publication date Oct. 7, 2014
Kind code B2
Application number 13/258,112
Application date Mar. 30, 2010
Application type U
Application series code 13
Int. pub. country WO
Int. pub. number WO2010/120491
Int. publication Oct. 21, 2010
Int. filing country WO
Int. filing PCT/US2010/029144
Filed internationally Mar. 30, 2010
National stage date Sep. 21, 2011
Extension term 242
National classification 125/21
Total number of claims 19
Exemplary claims 1
Number of drawings 7
Number of figures 8
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