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5006036 Portal system  
A portal system is described which consists of two translational axes and two rotary axes which are so arranged and controlled that every point within a cubic working space can be computed and...
5004399 Robot slice aligning end effector  
An end effector (10) is pivotally affixed to a robot arm (12) and comprises a platform (28) and a catcher (42). In operation, the end effector (10) picks up an integrated circuit slice (S), tilts...
5000652 Wafer transfer apparatus  
A wafer transfer apparatus used in manufacturing high density semiconductor products is disclosed which includes at least three movable arms for supporting a wafer from below thereby preventing...
5000653 Swinging arm robot  
Swinging arm robot comprises at least two swinging arms and motor-operated articulated drives. Each motor of the drive is arranged on an articulated part of an articulated axle. At least one...
4997330 Article handling and weighing apparatus  
A transfer device for use in treating a work product is disclosed, in which a first gripper assembly rotates about a pivot point located between an input conveyor and a station, and a second...
4993906 Green tire feed system between forming and vulcanizing processes  
A green tire feed system provided between the forming process and the vulcanizing process in a tire manufacturing installation. This green tire feed system comprises pallets, each adapted to be...
4993914 Fallen tree removal implement  
A farm implement for transporting fallen trees. The implement is attached to a tractor. A pair of hydraulically operated arms have grabbing jaws near the end thereof and close against the roots of...
4990050 Wrist mechanism  
A wrist mechanism including: at least three rigid elements each having an element axis, said rigid elements being connected in series so that adjacent two elements are rotatable relative to each...
4988260 Automobile door opening/closing equipment  
An automobile door opening/closing device according to the present invention is provided with a robot arm capable of moving horizontally toward a door, a non-contact type sensor attached to the...
4983092 Retractable arm/loader assembly  
A retractable arm assembly (10) suitable for use on a refuse vehicle for loading refuse comprises a first arm (11) and second arm (12) pivotally connected to each other and the vehicle so as to...
4978274 Manipulator  
A robotic device has various drives which move a pickup/release mechanism along a compound path of movement between pickup and release positions. Individual drives contribute individually to the...
4974641 Automatic cop exchanging apparatus for shuttle loom  
An automatic cop replacing apparatus for a shuttle-type loom with which a cop contained in the shuttle is automatically replaced, including tying the threads together of the old and new cops, and...
4973216 Apparatus for automatic component insertion in P.C. boards  
In an apparatus for automatic component insertion in p.c. boards by means of an industrial robot, the gaging means for optically gaging the components is disposed on the outer robot arm so as to...
4971512 Transport device for wafers of variable diameter  
A transport device for handling wafers of different diameters utilized in the manufacture of semiconductors. A robotic arm is equipped with a fork-shaped wafer support board and an arm slide...
4969795 Industrial robot equipped with a cable extending means  
An industrial robot (10) comprising a cylindrical fixed robot body (14), a swivel body (26) mounted on the fixed robot body (14), a robot arm mechanism (60, 64) pivotally joined to the swivel body...
4955780 Wafer positioning apparatus  
A wafer positioning apparatus includes at least first, second and third optical position detectors for detecting a circumference portion of a wafer. The first to third optical position detectors...
4946337 Parallel link robot arm  
In a precision operable robot arm comprising four levers pivotally connected with each other into a paralle arranged link form, when one ends of first and second levers aligned vertically, for...
4946336 Device for contact-free pivoting of a structure member  
A device for pivoting a structural member about the axle of a hinge, and hinge being fitted to the structural member and to an object so as to permit pivoting of the member relative to the object,...
4938653 Transmission arrangement, in particular a maltese transmission arrangement  
A drive arm is guided in a play-free and low-friction manner in a guide slot in a driven arm. The guide slot has two side edges which are arranged in displaced relationship with each other....
4938654 Automated wafer inspection system  
A high precision automated wafer inspection station provides a base table area on which an X-Y stage is movable in mutually orthogonal directions relative to an inspection axis in alignment with a...
4938046 Spring forming machine with conveying device  
A spring forming machine having an integral conveying device for transporting formed springs from a forming station to a subsequent processing station. The conveying device includes a pair of...
4934031 Automatic pallet changer  
An automatic pallet changer includes a pallet supporter for receiving a first pallet, a table for receiving a second pallet on the machine, a pallet exchanger arm carried on a supporting shaft...
4930976 Multiple gripper turret for part handling devices and method of handling parts  
A multigripper turret (26) for a part handling device (10) in which a circumferential array of gripper mechanisms (28) are each mounted for independent shifting movement in a convergent direction...
4929146 Manipulator  
A manipulator having an end effector (1) displaceable by means of a four-rod mechanism, a comparatively light and stiff construction being obtained in that each of the rods (3,5,9,11) has a...
4921393 Articulatable structure with adjustable end-point compliance  
A manipulator is disclosed which includes first and second interconnected limb sections, the second section of which is elongated and flexible in at least one direction normal to the longitudinal...
4921397 Work stacking apparatus  
A work stacking apparatus for stacking a plurality of different type of works alternately which includes a plurality of stock rods each for stocking same kind of works in a stacked condition at...
4909701 Articulated arm transfer device  
In a material transfer device, an articulated arm assembly extends and retracts in a "froglike" motion to transfer an object between a plurality of locations. The articulated arm assembly is...
4907931 Apparatus for handling semiconductor wafers  
A semiconductor wafer handling apparatus for automated movement of semiconductor wafers between wafer cassette trays and wafer test systems is provided. The apparatus includes a platform for...
4901647 Motorcycle maneuvering device  
The maneuvering device of the invention is designed to enable a motorcycle rider to handle his machine in limited storage space. Primarily, it consists of a platform supported on a center swivel...
4897015 Rotary to linear motion robot arm  
A robot arm in which a hand or end effector placed at the end of, and pivotally joined to first and second pivotally coupled arms is caused to experience linear, straight line motion in response...
4887351 Pick and place nozzle with concentric grooves  
The present device is directed to a nozzle tip for the head of a pick and place device for arranging electronic components as desired on a substrate. The tip permits both first and second vacuum...
4886412 Method and system for loading wafers  
A wafer transport system includes a mobile frame, a wafer cassette conveyor, a wafer support table, and a wafer transfer assembly. The wafer cassette conveyor carries a plurality of wafer...
4884941 Active compliant end-effector with force, angular position, and angular velocity sensing  
A direct-drive active compliant end-effector (10) comprises a planar linkage (28) having input links (30, 44) driven by motors (24, 26). A force sensor (52) is connected between the output link...
4881319 Process for mounting chip type circuit elements on printed circuit boards and apparatus therefor  
A process for mounting chip type circuit elements on printed circuit boards and apparatus therefor are capable of eliminating the necessity for arranging an X-Y table, thereby to simplify the...
4881868 Apparatus and method for rapid transport of an elastic band  
An apparatus (21) and method for rapid transport of elastic bands (34) from a band loading station (22) to a band unloading station (23). The apparatus (21) includes a movable arm assembly (24)...
4879931 Method for transporting away panel sections cut off a workpiece panel along a cutting plane in a panel saw  
A method for transporting panel sections away from a panel saw, and an apparatus for accomplishing same. Each panel section is lifted clear of the vicinity of the panel saw after being cut off...
4874286 Manipulator with rod mechanism  
The invention relates to a manipulator comprising an end effector (27) displaceable by means of a rod mechanism comprising four arms (11,13,15,17). By means of simultaneously activated individual...
4871293 Mechanical positioning or transferring system  
This invention is directed to transferring articles from a pickup position to a discharge position by using a driven pickup arm with a holder. The pickup arm is driven by a driving arm and is...
4871290 Automatic handling apparatus for plate-shaped objects  
An automatic handling apparatus for plate-shaped objects, including a height-adjustable magazine having compartments lying horizontally, one above the other, and a manipulator which can be moved...
4868973 Apparatus for mounting electric parts  
In an apparatus for mounting electronic parts onto a printed board, each of suction heads mounted on a peripheral portion of an intermittently rotatable index table attracts by suction a...
4859139 Arm structure for an industrial robot  
An arm structure for an industrial robot, comprising a first robot arm (16) supported on top of a vertical robot shaft (14), and a second robot arm (20) pivotally joined through a...
4852270 Hydroextractor for yarns on a reel  
The apparatus comprises two basins (1 and 2), baskets (3) which rotate in the interior of the basins. The baskets support loaders (4) which carry the reels. The loaders are actuated by a carousel...
4852237 Method and apparatus for mounting windshields on vehicles  
Windshields are automatically mounted on automobiles on the assembly-line by advancing a gripping device carrying the windshield and associated position sensors relatively towards the automobile,...
4850782 Elevator, especially palletiser  
Conveying apparatus, especially a palletiser, with a feed conveyor (10) for articles, especially packs (11; 30) of differing size and differing weight, on the one hand, and, on the other hand,...
4847979 "Tool changer having a retaining means actuatable during loading of a bit along the central axis of a pocket"  
The invention is directed to a method and apparatus for selectively and simultaneously drilling a plurality of holes in thin panels such as printed circuit boards, while providing for automatic...
4843701 Apparatus of a robot for installing weather stripping in a door or like opening  
The present invention provides for an apparatus and method for installing weather stripping in a body door opening. In its preferred embodiment the present invention provides a robot which can...
4838751 Bale unpacking method and system therefor  
In a method of and a system for unpacking bales each tied by at least one strap, a contact plate member provided with a strap sensor unit is mounted, through a biasing arrangement, on a body frame...
4837919 Tool changing assembly for universal milling and drilling machines  
A tool changing assembly for program controlled milling and drilling machines comprising a vertically movable knee-type unit for the work table, and a vertical milling head. The tool changing...
4836733 Wafer transfer system  
Wafer transfer apparatus for horizontal transfer of a wafer between a cassette and an input station of a vacuum processing system includes a wafer transfer arm with a primary section linked to a...
4830565 Robot gripper mechanism and method for sampling nuclear fuel pellets  
A gripper mechanism for sampling nuclear fuel pellets at a predetermined depth in a stack of pellets includes a housing and gripping fingers movably mounted to the housing. The fingers are...