End effector for forming swept friction stir spot welds

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Burford, Dwight A.
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2015-09-15
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An apparatus includes a connector and is configured to mount to a machine having multiple axes of control. A control signal on the connector determines a path of a rotating tool holder.

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WSU inventor: Dwight A. Burford, Director, WSU Research Site, NSF Center for Friction Stir Processing (July 2007- June 2012); Senior Research Scientist and Director, NIAR Advanced Joining & Processing Laboratory (Aug 2005-June 2012). Since 2012, Dr. Burford has worked as a metallurgical engineering consultant. In September 2019, Dr. Dwight Burford joined the Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Processes Institute (AMMPI) and the Center for Friction Stir Processings (CFSP) at University of North Texas as a Research Professor.
Appl. No.: 13/869,165 filed Apr 24, 2013
Current Assignee Burford Pamela B.
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Dwight A. Burford, inventor; Wichita State University; assignee. End effector for forming swept friction stir spot welds. United States patent: US 9,132,504. 2015, Sep 15.
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United States Patent and Trademark Office
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Status: Active; 2030-02-10 Anticipated expiration: 2030-02-10
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