Patent Number: 6,332,827

Title: Apparatus for machining glass lenses

Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for machining glass lenses,wherein said apparatus comprises the following members: a housing; amachining chamber located in said housing; a shaft for maintaining a glasslens and a machining device both arranged in the machining chamber; acover for outwardly closing the machining chamber; a support fortransporting a non-machined lens towards the shaft for maintaining theglass lens when the cover is shut; a detector for measuring the positionof the non-machined lens as well as its angular position on the support,said detector being located in the area between the cover and the shaftfor maintaining the glass lens; and a control device in the form of acomputer. When grinding the glass lens using the machining device, thecontrol device uses the data provided by the detector about the situationand the angular position of the non-machined lens in the shaft formaintaining the glass lens.

Inventors: Gottschald; Lutz (Meerbusch, DE), Luderich; Jorg (Ratingen, DE)


International Classification: B24B 47/22 (20060101); B24B 47/00 (20060101); B24B 49/12 (20060101); B24B 9/14 (20060101); B24B 9/06 (20060101); B24B 049/00 (); B24B 051/00 ()

Expiration Date: 12/25/2014