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4827954 Automated work transfer system having an articulated arm  
A work transfer system conveying a work basket in a programmed sequence to the processing tanks of an assembly thereof at various positions on a work bench. The system acts to transfer the basket...
4824359 Dual injection mold preform transfer assembly  
A preform transfer assembly for continuously transferring preforms from a pair of injection assemblies to a blow molding machine comprising a base supporting the mold assemblies, a frame assembly...
4824320 Device for picking up, displacing and delivering products  
A device for the exchange of specimens, for example for X-ray analysis, comprises a bush which is secured to a piston accommodated in a cylinder so that displacement of a pressurized fluid in the...
4821463 Drill bit sharpening apparatus  
A walking beam conveyor (54) delivers drill bits (B), one at a time, into a feed position. A pushrod (52) moves a drill bit (B) from the feed position into the nosepiece (36) of a robot arm (28)....
4817268 Method of and arrangement for exchanging tool holders in working units for working of workpieces  
A method and arrangement for exchanging a variable number of tool holders in which only one tool holder at a time is brought into working position. The operations involved with accessing a variety...
4818169 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...
4815913 Electronic component mounting device  
An electronic component mounting device for mounting an electronic component onto a circuit-board, is provided with an intermittently rotatable rotary frame, a plurality of elevating members...
4813845 Object transport apparatus  
An object transport apparatus (10) is provided for the purpose of transporting an object (19), usually a semiconductor wafer, to various points within a planar circular zone (Z). The transport...
4813846 Inserting device for vacuum apparatus  
An inserter for vacuum installations has a two-part arm provided with a driving and, a single joint and an end for holding an object. The arm can turn in at least one horizontal plane about a...
4808059 Apparatus and method for transferring workpieces  
Apparatus and a method for transferring one or more workpieces from a first location to a second location in an automated fashion. The apparatus includes a wafer transfer arm having a vacuum means...
4807350 Method for binding coils  
Method and an apparatus for binding coils, for example, of sheet steel, which enable the whole process, from the formation of the coils to the completion of the ready-to-be-shipped bound coils, to...
4805950 Impeller driven suction device for rotatably holding flat objects  
A device for holding flat objects comprises a motor on the output shaft of which is mounted a rotatable terminator assembly. A turbine is rotatable by the motor within the terminator assembly,...
4804038 Remotely installed, operated and removed manipulator for steam generator  
A remotely installed, operated and removed manipulator for steam generator includes a mast, an articulating arm attached to the mast, capable of operating in the bottom or top head of a once...
4801429 Automatic sample handling device  
A sample handling device for automatically handling a multiplicity of samples, particularly the encapsulated samples for evaluation using a differential scanning calorimeter, on an individual...
4797061 Multi-jointed robot  
A multi-jointed robot of high-speed and high-precision motion with reduced stress is disclosed. This robot has a first arm which is pivotal on a base, and a second arm which is pivotal on the...
4797052 Pallet exchange apparatus  
A pallet exchange apparatus for a machine which includes a base, a pallet exchange arm rotatably mounted on the base, a turntable rotatably mounted on the base, an engaging mechanism provided on...
4795306 Force sensor  
An end effector comprises a force sensor cooperating with an output flange at the wrist of a robot arm. The force sensor includes a cylinder mounted in the robot arm having a piston whose outer...
4793762 Packing and unpacking machine  
A packing or unpacking machine having conveyor tracks for articles and containers, with transfer units that are guided in a circular path above these conveyer tracks. Each of the transfer units...
4789292 End effector for robotic equipment  
A component insertion end effector for robotic equipment is disclosed. The end effector is particularly adapted for printed circuit insertion of electrical component whose relationship between...
4789294 Wafer handling apparatus and method  
A wafer processing apparatus, comprising a wafer processing station for processing a wafer, a key input portion for inputting wafer processing instructions into the wafer processing station, and...
4787813 Industrial robot for use in clean room environment  
The foregoing and other objects of the invention are achieved by a drive system which includes a base and a support assembly for rotatably supporting one end of the first arm from said base and...
4785528 Robotic work positioning system  
A robotic work positioning system includes programmed, powered robot, and a non-powered arm which is locatable at various positions in three dimensional space by means of the powered robot. A...
4784422 Gripper and wrist joint for a robotic arm  
A gripper and wrist joint assembly for a robotic arm. The gripper comprises a pair of identical jams connected by a pivot and including V-sections for holding large objects and end-mounted pivotal...
4780045 Robot with improved cable routing system  
In a robot including a first robot part which pivots with respect to a second robot part about a pivotal axis, a cable routing system includes a multitude of flexible cables which are retained at...
4778331 Carrier system for silicon wafer  
There is disclosed a carrier system for carrying a silicon wafer or a cassette accommodating the wafers to arbitrary positions by loading an arm with them. This carrier system is arranged such...
4775289 Statically-balanced direct-drive robot arm  
A robot (10) includes a statically-balanced direct-drive arm (14) having three degrees of freedom, all of which are independent articulated drive joints, the driving axes of two of which intersect...
4775290 Flexible vacuum gripper  
A vacuum-type pickup and transfer apparatus for irregularly surfaced, shaped and sized objects such as populated printed wiring boards (PWBs) is disclosed. The apparatus includes a plurality of...
4770599 Pick-up head for handling electric components  
A pick-up head especially for use in a machine for placing electrical components on a substrate comprises a tool holder having means for interchangeably mounting a pick-up tool with a datum face...
4770590 Method and apparatus for transferring wafers between cassettes and a boat  
A wafer transfer mechanism used for transferring wafers between cassettes and a boat uses sensors to detect and to measure any offset of the actual center of each wafer being transferred with...
4764235 Process and apparatus for sealing semiconductor packages  
An apparatus and method are described for sealing semiconductor packages made from a thermoplastic resin wherein a lead frame is positioned vertically at a center axis of the apparatus and a pair...
4764077 Assembly for performing work functions on a workpiece  
An apparatus for performing a work function on a workpiece comprising a stationary support member, a workpiece support assembly mounted on the stationary support member for pivotal movement about...
4760671 Method of and apparatus for automatically grinding cathode ray tube faceplates  
A workpiece manipulating apparatus for faceplate panels of cathode ray tubes includes a conveyor for carrying panels along two groups of grinder stations in a pattern coordinated with carriage...
4760636 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...
4759674 Remotely-operable positioning and carrying apparatus for remote-handling equipment  
The invention is directed to a remotely-operable positioning and carrier aratus for remote-handling equipment for use in large-area cells containing process components. The apparatus is mounted on...
4759681 End station for an ion implantation apparatus  
An end station for ion implantation apparatus comprising an ion implantation process unit having a wafer holder and capable of implanting ions in wafers in a high vacuum, and a wafer...
4759686 Device for automatic interchange and coupling of grippers to robots or manipulating devices  
A device for an automatic interchange and coupling of grippers on robots or manipulating devices includes a mounting member connectable to a robot and a gripper-holding interchanging plate which...
4756662 Varible compliance manipulator  
A variable compliance manipulator comprising a five linkage structure in which one stationary segment and at least four moving segments are connected with one another through joints each having...
4754540 Method of making bearing block for robotic manipulator  
A bearing block for anchoring a self-contained bearing for a moving part of a robotic manipulator to such robotic manipulator is provided, wherein the self-contained bearing has a known outside...
4755099 Pivoting load table for forklift  
The invention is an apparatus for supporting a load on the forks of a forklift while such load is being moved, wherein the relationship of the direction the load is moved to the direction the...
4749330 Transport mechanism  
A transport mechanism for silicon wafers comprises an elongate four arm linkage and a wafer support arm which is secured to the linkage through a gearing system. One of the short arms of the...
4747294 Fastener presentation device  
A device for automatically presenting mandrel rivets to the nosepiece of a rivet installation tool, which receives rivets from a supply in a slidably mounted transfer arm while the arm is in a...
4746257 Road-rail trailer and container transfer system  
A driveway for tractor-trailers is elevated along one side having a side coupling runner mounted to roll on wheels in a track along the side of the driveway facing a single-arm rotary loader. The...
4743147 Automatic loader for machine tools  
The invention concerns an automatic loader for gear shaving machines. The machine utilizes a rotary cutter which meshes with the gear to be shaved. The gear is brought into a shaving position by a...
4740133 Composite working device using a robot and method of accomplishing composite work using a robot  
A welding robot is provided with a first joint member in addition to a welding gun. A work holder provided with a second joint member adapted to be connected with the first joint member and a...
4738349 Automatic spring feeding device  
An automatic spring feeding device is shown which uses a three-sided feedbox having a movable bottom panel for urging a series of springs into rotating bundles against a moving platen which forms...
4737095 Component changing apparatus serving a group of injection molding machines  
A component changing apparatus which serves a group of injection molding machines has a transport carriage arranged for travel on a carriage track oriented parallel to the injection axis of each...
4735548 Carrier system for clean room  
A carrier system which carries electronic parts mounted on an arm to arbitrary positions within a clean room is disclosed. This carrier system is arranged such that: a screw shaft is...
4735540 Robotic disk handler system  
A robotic system includes a series of cassettes holding blank centrally apertured disks which are ejected in seriatim from each cassette and a plug inserted into the disk central aperture by...
4730975 Industrial robot  
In an industrial robot of a type having an arm made of a pentagonally connected links, of which an uppermost link is secured to a stationary member so as to be swingable around its axis, the...
4730976 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...