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4715772 Apparatus for automatic glazing of cars  
An apparatus for automatic glazing of cars which comprises a robot having a robot arm. A tool is mounted on the robot arm for gripping a window glass, and two T.V. cameras are fixed along a...
4715773 Method and apparatus for repositioning a mislocated object with a robot hand  
An apparatus and method for translating an object held by at least two fingers of a robot hand to a predetermined position relative to a fixed point of the robot hand is disclosed. The apparatus...
4714393 Panel laying machine  
A panel laying machine for use as a "power assist" in installing access flooring. The machine includes a self-propelled chassis, a mast extending upwardly from the chassis and a jib turnably...
4712969 Expandable and contractable arms  
An expandable and contractable arm is constituted by a plurality of expandable and contractable units and connecting devices including universal joints for serially interconnecting the units into...
4712970 Method for handling a work in a robot system  
A method for teaching a holding position and a holding angle of a work by a hand of a robot to the robot in a robot system having a visual sensor attached to a movable arm of the robot. First, the...
4710093 Device for the automatic gripping and releasing of a tool holder in a manipulator  
The invention concerns a manipulator (1) which is able to automatically receive the tool holder (7), to clamp it and to set it down again, in order thus to make possible a rapid changing of...
4702666 Apparatus for opening and closing a vehicle door which is located in a line for manufacturing a vehicle  
An apparatus for automatically opening and closing a door of a vehicle body which is transferred by a conveyor or is stopped at a predetermined position in a manufacturing process. The apparatus...
4702665 Method and device for determining the reference positions of an industrial robot  
A method and a device for determining the reference positions of an industrial robot, in which datum surfaces (1a, 1b) are formed in the fixed base (1) of an industrial robot having a plurality of...
4697448 Control system for transfer apparatus  
An electrical control system is provided for controlling a number of different operations in a transfer apparatus for transferring parts from one die to another. The controls of the operations are...
4696501 Robot gripper  
An electronic force-detecting robot gripper for gripping objects and attaching to an external robot arm is disclosed. The gripper comprises motor apparatus, gripper jaws, and electrical circuits...
4695963 Pressure sense recognition control system  
A pressure sense recognition control system having at least one pressure sensor module for detecting the two-dimensional distribution of the component forces in the three directions in the...
4693665 Large force multi-axis manipulating arm unit, especially for use as an industrial robot  
A freely programmable multi-axis articulated manipulating arm unit having arm elements disposed along different longitudinal axes especially for use as an industrial robot is provided with a drive...
4691446 Three-dimensional position measuring apparatus  
Apparatus for determining the position of a point movable throughout a measuring volume relative to a set of reference axes includes a probe member (10) having a probe tip (11) defining the...
4674949 Robot with climbing feet  
Self-contained apparatus able to move along a non-horizontal surface and comprising a first train and a second train (48) connected to the first train by devices allowing to obtain a relative...
4663925 Fruit harvesting robot hand  
The disposed fruit harvesting robot comprises fruit detecting sensors arranged around an opening of a cylindrical case for taking in fruit. The case also includes at least one additional sensor...
4664589 Two-handed robot device  
A two-handed robot device in which a hand supporting frame, which is moved to a position to grasp or release a workpiece by indexed rotation of a wristlike member, is provided with a first hand...
4664588 Apparatus and method for connecting and exchanging remote manipulable elements to a central control source  
An exchange system is provided for connecting a remote, manipulable element, such as a robot arm tool gripper, to a central control source, such as a robot arm and its associated programmable...
4662814 Manipulator  
A manipulator suitable for tasks in remote places which are not easily accessible to operators comprises an arm composed of a series of arm modules each having an articulate and an address decoder...
4663726 Robot control utilizing cubic spline interpolation  
An end effector move is executed by transforming the end effector position and orientation into joint coordinates at a large number of points on the end effector trajectory. On-line joint...
4661038 Protection arrangement for industrial robotics  
A protection arrangement for industrial robotics and other applications reacts to torsion moments and pressure forces in addition to bending moments and traction forces acting upon the flange of...
4655676 Robot installation  
A robot installation for performing a plurality of assembling or machining operations at a work or assembly station comprises a robot with a rotatable tool support, e.g. a ring or disc, carrying a...
4655673 Apparatus providing tactile feedback to operators of remotely controlled manipulators  
An apparatus and method is disclosed for providing tactile feedback information to the operator of a remotely operated manipulator assembly, such as a robot arm, by mechanically coupling a...
4652203 Hand changing device for industrial robots  
A hand changing device for industrial robots, having a changer body (10) designed to be attached to the robot arm (92) and a changer adapter (50) carrying a robot hand. The changer body (10) and...
4648784 Drive protection device connectable between two portions of a driven operating device  
An improvement of a device for protecting manipulators against collision with other objects. Two discs are held in spaced relationship by spacer balls applied thereagainst on the periphery. The...
4648783 Educational and laboratory work cell for a robotic device  
A robotic cell, or work area, especially useful for education. The cell has a plurality of interchangable work surfaces for mounting objects that the robot manipulates. Students, researchers, or...
4645407 Gripper for a programmable manipulator  
A gripper system for a programmable manipulator includes a gripper arm (10) and an assembly station for holding a finger element (2) releaseably for mounting on the arm. The finger element (2) is...
4643632 Overload safety device  
Overload safety device, particularly for an industrial robot having a robot arm and a robot tool and preferably arrangeable between the robot arm and the robot tool, with a robot flange, and a...
4640663 Balancer and controlling method thereof  
A robot balancer (2) and a method for controlling the balancer is disclosed which has a step or a force sensor (10) mounted on the tip of the arm (3) of the balancer (2), a step or an operational...
4636136 Apparatus for opening and closing a vehicle door which is located in a line for manufacturing a vehicle  
An apparatus for automatically opening and closing a door of a vehicle body which is transferred by a conveyor or is stopped at a predetermined position in a manufacturing process. The apparatus...
4636137 Tool and material manipulation apparatus and method  
A manipulator has a carriage adapted for free travel movement along a surface and a reversible first motor for driving the carriage. An upstanding support is mounted on the carriage and a...
4636135 Tool-holder for industrial robot  
Tool-holder B f6r gripping and changing tools for an industrial robot suitable for fixing to a rotary wrist-joint (5) of a robot arm, intended to carry one tool at a time. This tool-holder B...
4634107 Gripper arm and method of operation  
A gripper arm includes jaw members (24,26) between which articles are engaged and from which engaged articles are released in precise placement upon a transport means. Jaw (26) is actuated by...
4632623 Workpiece manipulator for a hot environment  
A manipulator for a workpiece, useful in conjuction with a robot, is especially designed for handling forging preforms in a hot furnace. A fluidic type sensor is used to position the structure...
4627161 Method for inserting multilead components into printed wiring boards  
A method for inserting a multilead component (30) into a printed wiring board (31) (PWB), wherein the component has its leads (32, 33) arranged in two or more rows and the PWB (31) has two or more...
4623183 Robot hand  
A robot arm includes an outer casing and three rotating members of different diameters coaxially disposed in the outer casing for relative rotation and rockably supporting the proximal end...
4623296 Robot end effector to transfer shaped parts  
An end effector apparatus for attachment to an industrial robot for transferring prepressed windshields to an autoclave tub. Vacuum cups engage and secure the windshield to the end effector for...
4621331 Control system for grasping force of a manipulator for grasping objects  
A manipulator having a grasping mechanism for grasping an object and an arm mechanism for lifting the grasped object, is disclosed. A weight detector is provided which detects a force that the top...
4620362 Changeable tooling system for robot end-effector  
A robotic tool changing system which is compatible with manipulators (20) of the type having a pair of opposable vise-like end-effector "fingers" (22,24) formed on an end-effector (21) is...
4616971 Robotic hand and method for manipulating printed circuit boards  
Three sets of pincer units depend from a flat palm, each pincer unit having a pinching gap at its distal end for engaging a loaded circuit board by its edges and holding it in a spaced-apart...
4616511 Tactile sensor  
A load plate is rigidly supported by a central pedestal strain gaged for bending about a central axis. In one embodiment, the pedestal is mounted to the center of a yoke bar supported by two legs...
4614476 Mechanical sugar cane grab loader  
An improved sugar cane grab loader has a hydraulically actuated grab and supporting boom, and a mechanical pushpiler. The pushpiler has floating teeth to prevent undue ground penetration during...
4613269 Robotic acquisition of objects by means including histogram techniques  
A robotic apparatus and method of acquiring jumbled objects or workpieces from a bin, and transferring them to a final site, or to an intermediate site for quality inspection. A video camera...
4610084 Method and apparatus for inserting leads into holes in substrates  
Apparatus and methods for inserting leads of an electric circuit component into correspondingly arranged holes in a printed wiring board by (a) holding the component by a robotic arm adjacent the...
4611296 Manipulation device such as an industrial robot having at least one sensor  
A manipulation device, such as an industrial robot has at least one sensor connected to a control unit through a programmable sensor interface. The programmable sensor interface includes at least...
4606691 Beam bending compensation  
A system designed to reduce cantilever beam deflections is disclosed. Beam deflection is reduced by neutralizing the force causing such deflection. The neutralizing force is achieved by employing...
4606696 Mechanism to determine position and orientation in space  
A mechanism to determine position and orientation in space of a robot linkage or the like. The mechanism typically includes a plurality of structural beams that form the linkage and each...
4605354 Slip sensitive robot gripper system  
A resilient gripper pad stores deformation energy just before the gripped object starts to slip, then rapidly accelerates as it suddenly releases the energy in the springback to rest position. An...
4604787 Tool changer for manipulator arm  
A tool changer for use with the manipulator arm of a robot or the like. A tool changer in which the manipulator arm is engaged with the end effector carrying the tool by a simple linear motion,...
4603897 Vacuum pickup apparatus  
Apparatus that uses a suction engagement element to transport semiconductor wafers between processing boats and detects when suction engagement has not occurred despite the engagement element...
4601635 Multilink-type robot  
A multilink-type robot includes an arm support pivotably mounted on a base for angular movement about a vertical axis, the arm support having a pair of side support ledges extending upwardly with...

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