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9004840 Article transport facility with intermediate transfer device  
An intermediate transfer device is located upwardly of an article delivering and receiving portion and downwardly of a ceiling transport vehicle. A transfer device grip is provided such that the...
9001456 Engaging test slots  
In general, a test slot is engaged with automated machinery to inhibit movement of the test slot, thereby inhibiting transmission of vibration from the test slot to its surroundings. While the...
8978830 Lifting apparatus  
The invention relates to a lifting apparatus of a type which can be used to allow movement of goods to and from and between first and second goods storage areas. The apparatus is located in a...
8956099 Rack-serving unit and order-picking warehouse  
A rack-serving unit for storing boxes having an open box bottom, including a load pick-up device and at least one substantially horizontally telescopic article transport gripper including at least...
8915690 Transport system and transport method  
A transport system includes a first track that passes above loading ports of the processing devices, and an overhead travelling vehicle that travels along the first track and includes a hoist. A...
8894344 Vertical wafer buffering system  
A wafer buffering system is provided herein. In some embodiments, a wafer buffering system may include a frame having a vertical shaft disposed therethrough; two storage platforms, coupled to the...
8888434 Container storage add-on for bare workpiece stocker  
The present invention relates to apparatuses and methods to store and transfer objects, and more particularly to workpiece stocker configurations such as stocker for semiconductor wafers, reticles...
8863911 Device for moving and attaching a component between two positions  
A device for moving and attaching a component between an operating position in which the component is rigidly connected to a structure and a non-operating position below the operating position and...
8851819 Substrate processing apparatus  
A substrate processing apparatus, which utilizes a first transfer apparatus and a second transfer apparatus which are configured to transfer a transfer container containing a plurality of...
8851818 Automatic warehouse and control method thereof  
An automatic warehouse includes a rack including vertically arranged shelves and traveling vehicles each of which is provided to a corresponding one of the shelves. The automatic warehouse...
8827620 Lengthy article conveying apparatus  
A lengthy article transferring apparatus transfers lengthy articles between the apparatus and target locations for the transfer. A lifting driving device lifts and drives a platform and a...
8790061 Transferring shuttle for three dimensional automated warehouse  
A transferring shuttle, which transfers package(s) between a pair of layered stacked racks in a three dimensional automated warehouse, includes a mobile platform which runs between the stacked...
8793012 Container scanning system and method  
A system and method of scanning a number of objects such as crates or intermodal containers in a storage area having a plurality of movable racks, each rack occupying at least one level and...
8764370 Scalable stockers with automatic handling buffer  
Scalable storage can be achieved with linear array storage of wafers, comprising two linear arrays of storage compartments on opposite walls, with a middle transfer mechanism. Together with a...
8757955 Storage, transporting system and storage set  
A storage (10) is provided with a supporting portion (11) capable of supporting a load (3), a horizontal driving portion (13) capable of moving said supporting portion back and forth in a...
8721251 Self-lifting robotic device with movable carriages  
A robotic device for carrying loads is movable in a vertical direction between rails arranged in multiple rows at various levels with respect to ground. The robotic device has a frame, wheels...
8721250 Robotic device movable in three mutually perpendicular directions  
A robotic device movable in first, second and third mutually perpendicular directions along rails arranged in multiple rows, where the rails in a row are arranged along the first and second...
8694153 Method and laboratory system for handling sample tube racks  
A method and laboratory system for handling sample tube racks are disclosed. The laboratory system includes a storage section (14) with a plurality of shelves (110) for storing a plurality of...
8690510 Self-lifting robotic device movable in desired horizontal directions  
A robotic device movable in a vertical direction and in prescribed horizontal directions along rails arranged in the prescribed horizontal directions in multiple rows provided at various levels...
8641354 In-building storage apparatus and method of taking article out of the same  
The in-building storage apparatus includes a guide rail mounted in a storage space in which articles are stored, and making slidal movement in a direction perpendicular to a direction in which...
8622682 Storage, storage set and transporting system  
A storage (10) unloads and loads a load (3) with a transporting carriage (2). The storage is provided with a port capable of transferring said load from or to said transporting carriage; a...
8550006 Side buffer for a transport vehicle that travels along the ceiling, and transport vehicle system  
A side buffer includes a bottom portion on which a FOUP may be placed, a restriction portion, an article receiving portion, and a link portion. The restriction portion is movable between a...
8550762 Article transporting apparatus  
An article transporting apparatus includes a traveling carriage adapted to run along a travel rail, a pair of front and rear lift guide masts mounted on the traveling carriage to be spaced apart...
8554643 Method for placing a palletless goods package in a stock shelf and delivering therefrom and for controlling logistics of packages  
A method and equipment to stack palletless and as to their size variable packages (1) on warehouse rack (15) and to retrieve them from the rack and to control the logistics of packages, in which...
8540070 Coil shift transfer car  
A system is disclosed for transferring a cylindrical coil suspended on a first stem projecting horizontally from a first base to a remotely positioned and axially aligned second stem projecting...
8480347 Order-picking system having a rack transport unit and method for operating such a system  
An order-picking system and method includes a pallet warehouse (12), preferably in terms of a high-bay warehouse, being used as a supply warehouse dedicated to a plurality of, preferably...
8469653 Cell engagement and retention carriage  
A carriage with a cell carrier engages and retains a vertically driven cell so that the cell and its contents, such as a data storage cartridge, may be moved laterally from one linear library to...
8465693 Apparatus for automatically depositing, preserving and retrieving biological material specimens in a refrigerated storage  
An apparatus for automatically depositing, preserving and retrieving biological material test tubes is described, including a refrigerated storage with movable horizontal shelves and a conveyor...
8465243 Method and apparatus for picking a package from a dispensing system  
A storage apparatus has an rack of storage bins, a pick head drive unit to drive a pick head to an access location for a selected bin, and a platform drive unit to drive a platform forming part of...
8423174 Method and laboratory system for handling sample tube racks  
A method and laboratory system for handling sample tube racks are disclosed. The laboratory system includes a storage section (14) with a plurality of shelves (110) for storing a plurality of...
8412368 Method and apparatus for routing dispatching and routing reticles  
A method includes generating a reticle transport job using a computing device. The reticle job identifies a selected reticle. A reticle pod available for transporting the reticle is autonomously...
8374719 Article processing facility and its control method  
An article processing facility includes an article carrier movable along a track and having an article gripper, and a pair of article racks for temporarily supporting articles. Each of the article...
8373389 Battery pack charging system with manually maneuvered charge head  
A charging system which is particularly suitable for recharging the batteries of electrically powered motor vehicles using a charge head with multiple contacts that mate with an array of charge...
8348584 Conveyer system  
An OHT conveyer vehicle places a FOUP on first and second on platforms. A third platform can move to a position overlapping with the first and second platform by a moving device, and then to a...
8348588 Article transport facility  
An article transport facility includes an article transporting mobile body configured to move along a path and having an article holder; an article support for storing an article, the article...
8335581 Flexible job preparation and control  
Preparation of a wafer processing or measuring tool for a job can be initiated prior to assigning a wafer carrier to deliver wafers to the tool. The automated process may include transfer of...
8298815 Systems and methods of sample processing and temperature control  
Systems and methods of sample processing and temperature control are disclosed. The invention may especially relate to temperature control, and may in some embodiments be methods of temperature...
8277162 Unit for opening insert for test tray and method of mounting semiconductor device using the same  
A unit for opening an insert of a test tray which comprises an accommodating space for accommodating a semiconductor device and a support for supporting the semiconductor device accommodated in...
8252232 Automated system for storing, retrieving and managing sample  
An automated storage system for storing large quantities of samples in trays includes a storage compartment, a tray shuttle compartment abutting the storage compartment on one side and a plurality...
8196732 Buffered storage and transport device for tool utilization  
A transport mechanism is configured to transport a work piece carrier within a buffer in fabrication facility, comprising: a transporter configured to travel on two rails, wherein the transporter...
8183829 Vehicle system including a plurality of wheeled vehicles docked for vending and recharging  
A system employing wheeled vehicles, such as strollers. A plurality of the wheeled vehicles is provided, each having a docking element. A vehicle station has a docking port for each of at least...
8180483 Overhead transfer/storage system and overhead transfer/storage method  
In an overhead conveyance/storage system 1 including at least a storage area 100 for the storage of products (e.g., tires) 200, at least one transfer holder 300 adapted to move through a ceiling...
8164300 Battery exchange station  
At a battery exchange station a discharged battery is removed and a charged battery is inserted into an electric vehicle. The battery exchange station has various mechanisms to make this exchange....
8123456 Container changing system and container changing method  
A container changing system able to prevent deterioration in the working rate of substrate processing apparatuses and deterioration in the amount of production of semiconductor devices. A second...
8092140 Method and apparatus for container storage and container retrieval  
A container storage and retrieval system (1) has first, second and third storage zones (2, 3, 4) for storing containers. The first storage zone (2) stores containers of product in frames (6), each...
8075238 Device and method for running a warehouse  
The invention relates to a device and method for running a warehouse in which objects are stored in a number of stacks in a storage area. The device comprises a collecting device (101) with an...
8070410 Scalable stocker with automatic handling buffer  
Scalable storage can be achieved with linear array storage of wafers, comprising two linear arrays of storage compartments on opposite walls, with a middle transfer mechanism. Together with a...
8056681 Stacker crane and weight reduction method for mast of the stacker crane  
A mast includes two support columns each having nonuniform strength in a height direction. Both of upper and lower end portions of the mast have the highest strength, intermediate portions of the...
8030894 System and method for rebalancing a vehicle battery  
A vehicle may include an electric machine, a battery, a driver interface and one or more controllers. The one or more controllers may be configured to determine whether a battery imbalance...
8022666 Electric public transit system  
The present invention relates to an electric public transit system, comprising electric driven buses with a cassette battery set and bus-mounted control system, a charge station and a loading and...

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