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5149243 Lifting/tilting or tilting apparatus for emptying bins, in particular garbage bins, into a collecting bin  
A lifting/tilting or tilting apparatus for emptying bins. The apparatus has a triangular gripping and carrying plate which is connected to a lifting arm by an articulation mechanism and associated...
5147175 Wafer transfer device for a semiconductor device fabricating system  
A semiconductor wafer transfer device includes a rotary member, a driving member which rotates coaxially with the rotary member, a driven member which is driven by the driving member and a frog...
5135349 Robotic handling system  
A robotic handling system is described that includes a support column aligned along a vertically aligned Z axis with a dual-wand assembly rotatably mounted atop the support column and defining a...
5133635 Method and apparatus for holding and conveying platelike substrates  
A method of handling and securing platelike substrates, such as wafers, is described in which a substrate is gripped between supporting elements situated opposite each other in the plane of the...
5117897 Vehicle for inspecting and maintaining steam generator tubes or the like  
A vehicle of the invention comprises at least two transfer arms including means for causing expansible positioning fingers to penetrate into the tubes of a steam generator and for extracting said...
5109915 Tool and inspection-instrument carrier for an apparatus for examining or repairing a steam generator  
An apparatus is disposed below a tube plate in a chamber of a steam generator which is accessible through a manhole, for examining and/or repairing steam-generator tubes in the tube plate. A tool...
5110248 Vertical heat-treatment apparatus having a wafer transfer mechanism  
A vertical heat-treatment apparatus is provided with a mechanism for automatically transferring semiconductor wafers from carriers to a boat for a vertical type furnace. The automatic transferring...
5108255 Palletizer and depalletizer and head therefor  
A palletizer or depalletizer of containers with a product carrier and product support having four pickup or deposit positions providing improved operational speeds and container placement...
5107716 Horizontal revolute robot  
In a horizontal revolute robot, an upper end of a ball screw (21) of a direct-acting actuator (100) is rotatably supported by a top plate of a column (10), and the lower end thereof is coupled to...
5107719 Adjustable robotic mechanism  
A closed loop multi-link robotic apparatus is actuated to produce two-dimensional motion with respect to a base member. The base member is coupled to an actuator which, in a practical embodiment...
5106255 Posture adjusting mechanism of cargo handling device for use in cargo trucks  
A posture adjusting mechanism according to the present invention is used for a cargo handling device for a cargo truck in which an arm member is mounted in such a manner that it can swivel about a...
5102289 Damper device for precision assembling robot  
A damper device for a precision assembling robot is capable of dampening the residual vibrations of the robot arm resulting from a lack of rigidity of the arm. The damper device is fixed to the...
5100284 Robot with two arms  
A robot of a cylindrical structure with vertical axes of rotation comprises a base for support on a ground surface; a column mounted on the support for rotation about an axis; a support element...
5099707 Direct-acting actuator for an industrial robot  
A direct-acting actuator for an industrial robot has an elongate ball screw or feed screw which is attached or detached quickly and safely in a narrow working space. In attaching the ball screw,...
5099980 Pallet exchanger for machine tools  
Object of the invention is a pallet exchanger for machine tools (1), which features a rotating unit (24), arranged between the workpiece table (5) and the standby position, with support elements...
5100502 Semiconductor wafer transfer in processing systems  
An improved semiconductor wafer transfer method and system incorporates a combination of wafer retractor (14) and wafer lifters (16) built into each processing chamber with a modified transport...
5100285 Supporting and transport apparatus  
In order to treat disk-shaped bodies, specifically semiconductor disks in a vacuum plant, they must be transported and deposited between stations. A given disk is supported at its edge by two...
5098244 Semiconductor wafer cassette handling cart  
A cassette handling tool according to the present invention utilizes a mobile cart for handling and transporting wafer cassettes. At one end of the cart is a holder which is adapted for holding...
5096364 Wafer arm handler mechanism  
A wafer handler arm conveys a wafer from a horizontal orientation to a vertical orientation for wafer processing. The arm includes a wafer holding member which is rigidly attached to a first...
5096357 Apparatus for removing yarn bobbins and depositing them on a peg trolley  
The invention relates to a method and apparatus for removing conical yarn bobbins, particularly in relation to withdrawing them from a conveyor belt which receives and moves said conical bobbins...
5094311 Limited mobility transporter  
A limited mobility transporter (10) is disclosed having a linkage mechanism (12) with four links (14,16,18,20) pivotally connected at their ends to form a four bar linkage. Engagers (22) are...
5092728 Substrate loading apparatus for a CVD process  
Each substrate is loaded into a receiving chamber upon a positionable platform, which platform is in sealed relationship with the receiving chamber to permit purging of the receiving chamber prior...
5088878 Apparatus for the lifting of tray packs  
The lifting and transportation of sensitive articles incapable of bearing a mechanical load, without manual involvement, presents special difficulties in packaging technology. This applies, above...
5087169 Palletizing robot  
A palletizing robot for displacing stackable objects, particularly for printed products arranged in stacks, including a gripping device arranged at an arm driven to rotate about a vertical axis, a...
5085556 Industrial robot apparatus  
An industrial robot apparatus for palletizing or depalletizing loads onto or from a pallet, having a robot body, a slider supported on the robot body and movable in a first direction, a mechanism...
5085553 Device for the transport of carriers from and to a positioning device and selection device for use in such a device  
A device for the transport of carriers (11,29), in which displaceable containers (27,31) with carriers (29,11) can be coupled with a selection device (33), which is displaceable in vertical...
5083896 Object handling device  
An object handling device successively transfers objects such as semiconductor wafers. The object handling device includes first and second collapsible arm units having hands for holding objects,...
5069739 Automatic flexible seal fitting machine, suitable for fitting glazing unit and window seals  
An automatic machine for fitting seals, especially window or glazing unit seals, comprises a window frame feed, referencing and measuring mechanism, a support gantry, a system for paying out the...
5064340 Precision arm mechanism  
An arm structure includes either two or three links pivotally connected to one another with a hand or end effector at the distal end of the distal link. Straight line movement of the pivoting...
5062756 Device for positioning and stabbing casing from a remote selectively variable location  
A casing stabbing apparatus which includes a derrick bracket subassembly for attachment to a derrick, and a boom having an end pivotally connected to the bracket assembly for pivotation about a...
5059089 Infinitely adjustable travel lead screw and multi-cylinder driven movement unit  
A multi-cylinder and short lead screw driven travel arm or machinery movement unit achieving infinitely variable travel through the design limits of travel imposed thereon. In one working...
5054988 Apparatus for transferring semiconductor wafers  
The present invention relates to an apparatus for transferring a plurality of semiconductor wafers from their cassettes to a boat. This apparatus comprises a support body on which the cassettes...
5052884 Transferring device for semiconductor wafers  
Transferring device for a semiconductor wafer or like part includes a rotatable carrying arm rotatably for carrying a semiconductor wafer or part from its initial position and through a first...
5051180 Device for removing material from the free surface of a body of liquid using unequal length linkages  
A device for removing material from the free surface of a contained body of liquid comprises a scoop supported from a fixed member by two links that carry a substantially horizontal arm on which...
5049029 Handling apparatus for transferring a semiconductor wafer or LCD  
A handling apparatus includes a base member having a rotating shaft, of a multijoint arm having one end portion thereof connected to the rotating shaft, a holder mounted at the free end portion of...
5046915 Rotational driving apparatus with frictional engagement and robot using the same  
A rotational driving apparatus with frictional engagement includes a base, a rotating member having rigidity and axially supported on the base, at least one frictional roller having rigidity and...
5042774 Multi-axes type robot  
A multi-axes robot includes a stationary base and one or more detachable arm units. Each of the detachable arm units comprises a pivotal base detachably mounted on the stationary base, and a first...
5039274 Vacuum lifting apparatus  
Vacuum lifting apparatus 1 containing a lift tube 2 which is extendable and retractable in length, and is located in an upright disposition with an upper end 3 connectable to a fixed or movable...
5037267 Load balancing mechanism  
A load balancing mechanism (10) disclosed includes an arm (12) including first and second arm portions (14,26). A support post (22) is rotatable about its vertical axis A and supports arm (12) by...
5035571 Assembly for palletizing cross-wound bobbins  
In an apparatus for setting down cross-wound bobbins into a transport container, preferably onto a pallet, cross-wound bobbins are received at a transfer position with a programmable apparatus,...
5025126 Articulated support arm  
A cantilevering support arm is provided for supporting a suspended load and for encasing utility supply conduits to enable various activities requiring access to such utilities to be carried out...
5020475 Substrate handling and transporting apparatus  
A substrate loading subsystem receives substrates from an external source and delivers them to an input port. A substrate pickup transports the substrates serially from the input port to a...
5018264 Machine for fitting seals into a groove  
A machine for automatically fitting seals, in particular external seals to a groove in the opening frame of a window or French window, comprises a frame feed, referencing and measuring system. It...
5018938 Method and apparatus for separating chips  
An apparatus (18) for separating an individual chip (14) from a semiconductor wafer (10) adhered to a diaphragm (16) comprises a "C"-shaped arm (26) having parallel, spaced-apart upper and lower...
5018923 Automated bricklaying apparatus  
Automated installation for the laying for masonry on a wall, especially of a converter, comprising an operating station with a work plateform movable vertically inside the enclosure and capable of...
5017083 Apparatus for loading and/or unloading industrial presses  
Work-handling apparatus, such as may be used in automatically loading and unloading a press in the manufacture of large sheet metal components, is arranged to reciprocate a work-handling...
5017084 Automatic manipulation system and method  
An automatic manipulator capable of performing various programs and adaptively controlled operations with respect to work including operations on work. Automatic tool changing means are provided...
5013210 Workpiece transfer apparatus with folding arms  
A workpiece transfer (conveyor) mechanism wherein two powered foldable arm structures are supported on a transfer carriage to extend the reach of the transfer mechanism. Each arm structure...
5011366 Ultraclean robotic material transfer method  
An automatic wafer handling system utilizing a vacuum pneumatic controlled cable driving mechanism. In principle, the necessary movements are provided by air cylinder actuation of pulley supported...
5007784 Dual end effector robotic arm  
A robotic arm comprises a plurality of sequentially pivotally attached links. The proximal end portion of the proximalmost of the links is pivotally mounted to a relatively static structure. An...