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9031697 Auto-reach method for a remote vehicle  
The present teachings provide a method of controlling a remote vehicle having an end effector and an image sensing device. The method includes obtaining an image of an object with the image...
8855810 Apparatus and method for transferring gloves  
The present invention relates to an apparatus for transferring a glove (100) from a conveyor (200) characterized by: a camera (10); a pick-up assembly (20) comprising a pair of inner grippers (21)...
8840356 Workpiece transporting apparatus and method for transporting the same  
A workpiece transporting apparatus includes a hand, a rotating portion for rotatably holding the hand, an arm provided in the hand and having one end provided at the rotating portion, and a...
8733810 Taking out robot system using roller device  
A robot system capable of purposely withdrawing a workpiece into a hand, and capable of sequentially and effectively taking out the workpiece, even when workpieces are randomly located. A hand has...
8708349 Portable transfer apparatus for moving items  
The disclosed technology is a configurable column tool configured for moving items from a first elevation to a second elevation such as moving an item from a pallet to a shelf. The configurable...
8702369 Load sensing device for manipulators and balancers  
A load handling system includes a load movement assembly, a lift cylinder, a load holding member, a release control member, a load movement assembly control device, and a load sensing device. The...
8668423 Grasping device, robot system, and method of manufacturing mechanical product  
A grasping device includes a first member, a fixed member fixed to the first member, a first finger member fixed to one end of the first member, a slide mechanism fixed to the first member, a...
8660685 Robot system and workpiece picking method  
A robot system includes a robot. A robot control device is configured to control an operation of the robot, and includes a workpiece shape memory configure to store a shape of workpieces. A shape...
8538579 Method and system for depalletizing tires using a robot  
In a method and system for depalletizing tires using a robot, wherein the tires are randomly located on a carrier, the position and orientation of outer tires on the carrier are detected using a...
8489226 Method for automatically and sequentially loading objects and corresponding equipment  
A method is provided for automatically and sequentially loading objects onto a feed system, each having a respective axis of rotation and respective first and second indices of rotation about the...
8463427 Automatic apparatus for loading and unloading biological material test tubes in a pneumatic mail system  
An apparatus and method adapted to automatically load and unload biological material test tubes into and from a capsule suitable for handling in a pneumatic mail system, the test tubes being...
8441653 Apparatus and method for batch non-contact material characterization  
An apparatus for performing non-contact material characterization includes a wafer carrier adapted to hold a plurality of substrates and a material characterization device, such as a device for...
8418830 Robot system and method for removing sticks and/or foreign elements from conveyor belts  
At present, the removal the sticks from the mineral feeding lines, as a result of the mineral extraction, is carried out manually or using mechanical equipment, which means a loss of efficiency of...
8393362 Automated vehicle fueling apparatus and method  
A multi axis robot is mounted in a fuel transfer housing. A programmable controller is connected to the robot. A control console receives instructions, from a vehicle operator who remains in an...
8353662 Robot for handling rolls  
A robot for handling rolls of web material, is disclosed. The robot includes an articulated arm (60), moving according to a plurality of numerically controlled axes and supporting a suction head...
8240968 Automated rod handling system  
A system includes a rack with rows for storing drill pipe, and a moveable structure having a control support coupled to an upper portion and a lifting device coupled to a lower portion. The...
8226142 Workpiece gripping integrity sensor  
A workpiece gripping integrity device and method are provided having a charge-transfer sensing device configured to detect a change in charge associated with a gripper arm assembly based on a grip...
8204655 Construction machine  
A construction machine includes: a work arm rotatably mounted at a construction machine main body; a work tool mounted at the work arm; an attitude decision device that decides an attitude of the...
8186926 Drill rod handler  
According to one example of the invention, a drill rod handler includes a movable clamp. A position sensor system for the drill rod handler includes a level sensor that is configured to detect a...
8155789 Device, method, program and recording medium for robot offline programming  
An offline programming device for preparing an operation program for making a robot with a hand perform a handling operation for an object with respect to a machine tool. The device includes a...
8112177 Wafer position teaching method and teaching tool  
In the wafer position teaching method for a wafer carrying system, a teaching tool is mounted at a position of the container or the processing equipment where the semiconductor wafer is to be set....
8099192 Method and apparatus for teaching a workpiece transfer robot  
A method is provided for teaching a transfer robot used in conjunction with a workpiece processing system including a pedestal assembly, a light sensor having an optical input fixedly coupled to...
8091467 Hydraulic valve circuit with damage-control override  
Hydraulic valve circuits capable of variably limiting respective maximum hydraulic pressures at which an assembly of bidirectional hydraulic power devices can move respective clamping members,...
8090474 Apparatus for controlling at least one machine  
An apparatus and a method for controlling at least one machine, such as an industrial robot, having drives, safety peripheral components and a controller for a machine, and also having a safety...
7979162 Wireless controller and a method for wireless control of a device mounted on a robot  
A wireless controller for controlling and/or monitoring a device arranged mounted on or relative to an industrial robot. A wireless communicator including a processor arranged with software means...
7918017 Electronic component taking out apparatus  
A plurality of reference electronic components (M1, M2) marked in advance are identified and recognized, and the positions of the plurality of the reference electronic components (M1, M2)...
7819621 Method and apparatus for separating rod-shaped bodies  
In order to separate rod-shaped bodies from a bundle of bodies, the surface of an uppermost body in the bundle is determined in a separation apparatus by a sensor, which body is then seized...
7818863 Method and device for mounting an automotive window glass  
A window glass can be accurately and preferably mounted by correcting a displacement of a curved surface shape of the window glass in the crosswise direction even when there is a displacement of...
7762759 Feeder device for bars and relative feeding method  
Device and method to pick up and remove from a bundle one or more bars in order to arrange them for use in an operating machine. The device comprises first magnetic means to separate from the...
7712208 Electronic component mounting apparatus  
The invention is directed to an unfailing pickup operation of an electronic component from a component storage portion at a seam of storage tapes connected even using a connection tape and...
7708517 Workpiece transfer method, workpiece transfer system and workpiece transfer device  
A workpiece transfer system or method is provided for transferring workpieces one set of pallets to another set of pallets using a workpiece transfer device that is movably attached to a robot....
7706922 Method for controlling parallel kinematic mechanism machine and control apparatus therefor  
First of all, in a first step S1, each actuator command value for position command value and posture command value of an end-effector is determined. Next, in a second step S2, rotational...
7571027 Kinematic singular point compensation systems and methods  
Kinematic singular points in a process system are handled. In one embodiment, a numerically controlled (NC) processing system includes materials processing installation having a multi-axis...
7474939 Object taking-out apparatus  
An object taking-out apparatus for taking out objects randomly stacked in a container according to a condition of how each object is placed, which includes a robot hand having telescopic means and...
7422411 Gripping mechanisms, apparatus and methods  
The present invention provides grasping mechanisms, gripper apparatus/systems, and related methods. Grasping mechanisms that include stops, support surfaces, and height adjusting surfaces to...
7254464 System and methods for adaptive control of robotic devices  
Methods for operating robotic devices (i.e., “robots”) that employ adaptive behavior relative to neighboring robots and external (e.g., environmental) conditions. Each robot is capable of...
7207127 Hook-on grab bucket, in particular motor-driven underwater grab bucket  
A grab bucket, in particular motor-driven underwater grab bucket, has first and second half-scoops. The scoops can be moved relative to on another from an open position into a closed position by a...
7175579 Machine tool with gripper and/or tool magazine system  
A tool magazine system and a gripper for a machining spindle. The gripper is fed to the tool laterally with respect to the rotational or longitudinal axes of the tool, particularly substantially...
7002102 Toolholder for coupling a tool to a handling device  
The invention relates to a toolholder (10) for coupling a welding torch to an industrial robot (14), comprising a first fixing device (16) for fixing the welding torch (12) to the toolholder (10)...
6907317 Hub for a modular intelligent assist system  
An intelligent assist system having a modular architecture, coordinated by electronic communication links between the modules is provided. A multi-function hub for use in the assist system...
6813542 Modules for use in an integrated intelligent assist system  
An intelligent assist system having a modular architecture, coordinated by electronic communication links between the modules. Modules for motion, computation, interface, and programming are...
6783484 Machine tool with gripper and/ or tool magazine system  
A tool magazine system and a gripper for a machining spindle. The gripper should be fed to the tool laterally with respect to the rotational or longitudinal axis of the tool, particularly...
6738691 Control handle for intelligent assist devices  
A method and system for controlling an intelligent assist device, robot, or other powered system that is partially or fully directed by the intent of a human operator. The method and system...
6662082 System for operating a robot with easy programming  
A robot wherein the condition for a work and a sequence of movements to be performed may be set in connection with positions. In addition to setting a position at which a work is performed, the...
6643564 Method of determining retreat permission position of carrier arm and teaching device thereof  
A retreat permission position of a carrier arm when the carrier arm is moved back to retreat outside a mounting table after the carrier arm carries a substrate to a position above the mounting...
6618645 Method of using a specimen sensing end effector to determine angular orientation of a specimen  
Robot arm (16) end effectors (10, 110, 210) of this invention rapidly and cleanly transfer semiconductor wafers (12) between a wafer cassette (14) and a processing station. The end effectors...
6592315 Self-feeding apparatus with hover mode  
A robotic self-feeding device uses a multiplicity of dishes, utensils and control methods to handle a wide variety of food, including sandwiches. Its operating sequence has a hover mode in which a...
6592324 Gripper mechanism  
A gripper apparatus for grasping an object such as a specimen holder. The gripper apparatus comprises two arms. In one embodiment the arms are pivotable, and in a second embodiment, each arm...
6530735 Gripper assembly  
A controlled material transport system (MTS) for carrying materials to and from workstations, test equipment, and processing and assembly tools in a common facility. The present invention includes...
6503046 Apparatus and method for extracting a single bar from a plurality of bars  
An apparatus for extracting a single bar from a plurality of bars, comprises a holding device for nipping the single bar. The holding device comprises nipping-members, which face each other and...

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