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4728252 Wafer transport mechanism  
A workpiece transfer apparatus includes a drive assembly and a transfer arm assembly. The transfer arm assembly is articulated, including a linking arm enclosure pivotally attached to a transfer...
4726732 Conveying apparatus for ceiling-suspended industrial robot  
A conveying apparatus for an industrial robot in which a first arcuate rail is fixed to a ceiling and extends parallel to a turning locus of a robot arm suspended form a ceiling surface. A second...
4726240 Transfer mechanism and drive with straight line lift and lower  
A power drive and lift-and-carry mechanism in which a rotary input drives a mechanical system to produce a relatively long dwell stage and, in combination with a crank drive mechanism, produces a...
4725192 Industrial robot assembly  
An industrial robot assembly comprises a support body including a station portion and a vertically translatable portion. A tapered arm member is mounted to the translatable portion of the support...
4722657 Process and apparatus for transporting and storing bobbins, especially for removing them from automatic spinning machines or the like  
In apparatus for transporting and storing bobbins, especially for removing them from automatic spinning machines, the bobbins are received and collected in an inclined collecting chute from a...
4718817 Drum loading and unloading apparatus  
The drums to be loaded or unloaded are placed on a carriage borne by rollers and comprising telescopic arms. The carriage is guided along an arcuate path by a rigid arm and a pivot pin situated at...
4717309 Apparatus for positioning a specimen  
The specimen (P) can be turned about each of three axes (A, B and C) by rtion of the input shaft (10). The apparatus exhibits three brackets (H1, H2, H3) mounted on each other in the manner of a...
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...
4715761 Universal floor mounted pipe handling machine  
A pipe handling machine having vertical tracks mounted on a rotatable base. A carriage is mounted on the vertical tracks for vertical movement. A multisection telescoping boom is mounted on the...
4712962 Articulated boom mechanism for unloading bulk solid material from a ship  
An articulated boom mechanism is utilized for transporting material between a first position and a selectable second position. The boom mechanism is comprised of two boom members. One boom member...
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...
4712972 Cable supporting arrangement in industrial robots  
The cable supporting arrangement inside the base body of an industrial robot supports at least a cable (14) led through the interior of the base body (10) having a cylindrical inner surface (11)...
4712971 Control arm assembly  
A robotic control arm apparatus or control arm for controlling the position of a control point associated with a controlled element within a reference plane and with respect to two reference...
4712973 Two servo axis, AC powered robot wrist  
The wrist includes a first frameless permanent magnet AC powered motor 22 in a first housing 12 with this motor providing movement of a rack 34 along a translational axis A1 with a second...
RE32538 Head for handling electrical components  
A pick-up head especially for use in a machine for placing electrical components on a substrate comprises a tool holder mounted for movement, conveniently by a lead screw driven by a motor,...
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...
4699563 Horizontal articulated robot  
A robot comprises a plurality of arms connected in series and articulated with one another so as to cooperatively move along a horizontal plane. A plurality of drive units are connected to rotate...
4698904 Apparatus for assembling fins and tubes for heat exchangers  
An apparatus for producing various heat exchangers is disclosed in which a plurality of heat exchangers disposed side by side are formed at once. A series of manufacturing stations for working...
4696613 Arrangement for vertically positioning plate-shaped bodies  
A positioning arrangement for use with a device having a fixed or movable crane arm includes a suction device for plate-shaped bodies which hangs from the free end of the crane arm, the suction...
4695215 Device for automatically transporting disk shaped objects  
Device for the automatic transport of disk shaped objects from a discharge cassette adjustable in height through a position adjusting station to an inspection table and further into depository...
4693666 SCARA type manipulator apparatus  
A SCARA type robotic manipulator apparatus including a base supporting first and second independently operable drive motors, toothed belts engaging toothed gears for rotating primary and secondary...
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...
4688985 Rotary mechanism for robot arms  
A rotary mechanism for robot arms and the like includes a base and a shaft rotatably connected to the base and extending therefrom. A first sprocket is carried by the shaft and a second sprocket...
4687542 Vacuum processing system  
A system for performing one semiconductor manufacturing operation or sequence of operations with reduced particulate contamination. A vacuum-tight wafer carrier, which contains numerous wafers in...
4685349 Flexibly foldable arm  
A flexibly foldable arm includes a series of arm sections each constituted by a plural number of joint members pivotally and serially connected to one another by connector shafts for rotation...
4685852 Process apparatus and method and elevator mechanism for use in connection therewith  
Methods and apparatus for transferring workpieces, such as silicon wafers, between a pair of cassettes involve simultaneously and conjointly indexing the cassettes such that the cassettes are...
4683654 Method of and device for sensing the presence or absence of an article at the end of a vacuum pick-up means  
A method of and a device for sensing the presence or absence of an electrical or electronic component at the end of a vacuum pick-up means. In the absence of a component, the air flow produced by...
4682932 Industrial robot  
An industrial robot of the horizontal multi-articulation type includes a vertical shaft providing an articulation between a first arm and a second arm. The shaft is supported for rotation at a...
4681505 Stocker in reel supply apparatus  
A stocker in a reel supply apparatus can support and deliver various kinds of reels having different outer peripheral diameters. It has a housing mounted on a reversely revolvable cylindrical...
4674915 Manipulator apparatus for gripping submerged objects  
A manipulator apparatus carried by a remotely operated vehicle is provided with a suction device capable of gripping underwater objects. The suction portion of the manipulator apparatus utilizes...
4674948 High weight capacity robot to pick and place palleted materials in a confined space with specific rotational control  
A four-axis robot has three independent linear motions and one rotational component. The robot is disposed between a pair of confronting storage units and is operable to store and retrieve...
4674947 Industrial robot  
There is disclosed in this application an industrial robot comprising: a first arm pivotally supported at its one end for rotation around a first axis; a second arm pivotally supported at its one...
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...
4673076 Rotary shuttle for machine tools  
A rotary shuttle (10) for a machine tool (11) in which no power mechanism is required for moving the pallet (14, 15) with the workpiece off of the shuttle (10) and on to the machine tool worktable...
4673329 Arm device for industrial robot  
An arm device for an industrial robot including an evading mechanism for evading extraordinary external force. The evading mechanism is composed of a housing coupled and secured to an arm and...
4673027 Device for inspection and/or repair of the tubes of a steam generator for nuclear reactors  
Device for inspection and repair of tubes of a nuclear reactor steam generator in a tube bundle being disposed in a tube sheet and opening into at least one chamber having an opening formed...
4670974 Windshield insertion system for a vehicle on a moving conveyor apparatus  
The present invention provides a technique as well as a system whereby through the use of industrial automation, windshields and the like can be inserted into a vehicle which is on a continuously...
4669948 Apparatus having a liftable rotary table  
A lifting and swiveling table mechanism having a swiveling table with a table plate rotated by a stepping drive. The lifting mechanism has a lift slide movably guided up and down in vertical...
4669915 Manipulator apparatus with flexible membrane for gripping submerged objects  
A manipulator apparatus carried by a remotely operated vehicle is provided with a suction device having a flexible membrane wall capable of gripping underwater objects. The suction portion of the...
4667531 Cam mechanism  
A cam mechanism includes a continuous rotary shaft connected to a drive source, a cam fixed on the rotary shaft to convert each continuous rotation motion of the rotary shaft to a compound...
RE32414 Robot and control system  
A compact robot of the 3-axis type comprising a base-mounted motor control system with means to sense the position of a robot arm through a servo-system comprising position-sensing potentiometers...
4664590 Transportable robot system  
The transportable robot system comprising a plurality of robot working areas, an unmanned transporter for transporting a robot mounted thereon and moving between the robot working areas and a...
4661040 Manipulator robot, more particularly for transferring sheet metal elements from a pressing station to the next pressing station of a pressing line  
A manipulator robot, particularly for transferring sheet metal elements from one pressing station to the next pressing station of a pressing line, includes a manipulating arm articulated to a base...
4659892 Valve seat induction heating apparatus  
An induction heating apparatus for inductively heating the valve seats of a family of engine component designs includes a plurality of rotatably mounted inductors which are selectively indexed and...
4657474 Moving means for use in a glassware manufacturing machine  
The moving means is for use in moving an operative member between an out-of-the-way position and an operative position by a movement having a linear component in a vertical direction and a rotary...
4652204 Apparatus for handling hazardous materials  
A hazardous material handling apparatus capable of being remotely controlled so as to allow the operator to safely handle hazardous materials. The apparatus utilizes electric motors in order to...
4649989 Device for testing and/or repairing steam generator tubes  
A steam generator having a steam generator chamber, a tube plate bordering the chamber, tubes terminating in the tube plate being accessible through the steam generator chamber, a tubular column...
4648771 Robot hand for stacking boxes  
A robot hand for stacking boxes in which lower ends of a pair of forks opposed to each other to support flanges at upper ends of a box are set at a predetermined level difference in a vertical...
4648785 Industrial robot employing direct drive operation  
A direct drive robot based upon a closed loop parallel link arm with a hand mechanism mounted at the outer end thereof has a prime mover for driving the hand mechanism positioned such that mass...
4637775 Industrial robot device  
An industrial robot device is disclosed which is equipped at a forward end of an arm with a work tool such as a cutting or a grinding tool, and in which there is provided a device such as a...