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4637774 Industrial robot  
An industrial robot having a first arm pivotable about an axis and a second arm carried on one end of the first arm for pivot movement about an axis which is parallel to the pivot axis of the...
4637776 Retaining structure for screw fastening unit in an articulated robot  
An articulated robot including a vertical rod secured with lockbolts at the end of its arm which is fixed to a screw fastening unit by means of an upper bracket and a lower bracket. The robot...
4636136 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...
4632632 Programmable industrial robot having simplified construction  
A low cost, programmable industrial robot is provided which incorporates a simplified construction with relatively sophisticated movement capability. Preferably, the robot is pneumatically...
4630992 Machine for effecting the transfer of objects in the space between positions having predetermined co-ordinates  
A machine (1) (53) (75) for effecting the transfer of objects in the space between positions having predetermined co-ordinates, in which said objects are supported by a head (25) integral with a...
4629385 Tire supplying apparatus  
A tire supplying apparatus has a self-propelled green tire carrying wagon for carrying a green tire to be vulcanized, a green tire unloading device mounted on the wagon and a green tire receiving...
4620830 Joint type robot  
A joint type robot comprises a fixed bed, a swivel base on the fixed bed, a motor base on the swivel base, an upper arm capable of elevating on the motor base, a front arm capable of elevating at...
4620831 Industrial robot governed by a programmable controller  
The invention concerns a kinematic system of an industrial robot and a sequential control system of its operating cycle.The robot comprises a vertical spindle supporting a main rotating arm and a...
4620359 Apparatus for manufacturing rigid computer memory disc substrates  
A method and an apparatus for manufacturing rigid computer memory disc substrates is disclosed wherein the apparatus comprises a circular base plate, the base plate being mounted horizontally for...
4614018 Article trimming apparatus  
A method and apparatus for trimming molded hollow plastic articles having flash and a finish for a closure. Articles are moved in succession through the load, deflashing, facing, inspection,...
4613278 Conveyor robot  
The conveyor robot which, in particular, is intended for being mounted between presses, comprises a double arm (14) that is rotatable about a central, vertical axis (12) and swingable about a...
4611846 Gripper head  
A gripper head for attachment to the Z axis shaft of a robot or a pick and place machine to pick up objects and position them on a workpiece, comprises a body from which projects a pair of...
4611440 Walking dragline base frame and revolving frame construction  
Walking dragline base frame and revolving frame having an internal web grid of triangular cells in a concentric series of annular girders. Cell plates are oriented in circular and spiral arc...
4609325 Robot wrist  
A robot wrist for introducing a male part into a bore, the end of the part and/or the opening of the bore being chamfered, and which has an arm connected to the robot, an end piece adapted for...
4607536 Apparatus for sampling similar laminar articles  
The invention relates to apparatus for sampling similar laminar articles, in particular biscuits, on a conveyor. The apparatus comprises photocells (1) for detecting the location of laminar...
4606696 Mechanism to determine position and orientation in space  
A mechanism to determine position and orientation in space of a robot linkage or the like. The mechanism typically includes a plurality of structural beams that form the linkage and each...
4601627 Apparatus for transferring thin sheet-like article such as wafers  
An apparatus for transferring thin sheet-like articles such as wafers is disclosed. The apparatus is provided with opposed pairs of contact elements capable of adjusting the distance between said...
4600228 Lockable compliant end effector apparatus  
A lockable compliant end effector apparatus is useful with a robotic arm for the automated assembly of electronic equipment. The end effector includes a main body portion having first and second...
4597708 Wafer handling apparatus  
A wafer handler featuring a carriage movable along a rail path, the carriage supporting an upright rotatable arm with a cantilevered wafer chuck. Elevators for raising and lowering trays...
4595335 Pick and place unit  
Disclosed is a pick and place unit having a first moving plate movably supported by a fixed plate and a second movable moving plate supported by the first moving plate movably in the direction...
4594049 Robot articulation device  
The robot articulation device includes a first arm pivoted on a support stand for rotation about a first axis and a second arm is pivotally mounted on the free end of the first arm for rotational...
4589818 Apparatus for rotating and reciprocating a transfer member  
A pair of clutch-brake units each include a housing confining a cooling oil and rotatably supporting an input shaft and an aligned output shaft with interfitting clutch plates and discs for...
4588185 Transfer device of sheet object  
A transfer device of a sheet object in which at least one position adjustment piece is fitted in one transfer bar and at least two position adjustment pieces are fitted in another transfer bar,...
4588346 Positioner for maintaining an object in a substantially weightless condition  
A system for positioning an electronic test head of a test system with respect to an electronic device handler. A housing is provided having a vertical shaft. A positioner assembly moves...
4587703 Method and apparatus using a multifaceted turret for robotic assembly  
The robotic assembly of a keyboard using a multiplicity of keys of a plurality of distinct types, such As key caps on a sculptured keyboard, can be substantially increased in speed by the use of a...
4585260 Device for gripping articles for robot-type manipulator  
The device is comprised of a part (10) susceptible of being joined to the end of the manipulator arm and which is provided with a first generally flared orifice (20) intended to receive a part...
4585203 Device for positioning a member facing each of the perforations of a perforated plate in accordance with a given grid  
A device for positioning a member so as to face each of a plurality of perforations arranged in a given grid in a plate, especially for the inspection of the tubes of a steam generator in a...
4584045 Apparatus for conveying a semiconductor wafer  
A transfer apparatus for conveying a semiconductor wafer between a first location and a second location comprises transfer arm means including first and second elongated arm members each having...
4584050 Looped-article transfer apparatus  
Apparatus for transferring a looped article to a cylindrical structure, comprising a collapsible ring structure having a center axis aligned with the center axis of the cylindrical structure and a...
4582191 Article handling apparatus and method  
Apparatus and method for handling articles, such as semiconductor wafers, wherein an article is movable by the apparatus from one location along a continuous path to any one of a number of other...
4576546 Method for servicing a steam generator  
A servicing machine for a steam generator is accurately set up in the generator channel head with a pivoted arm mounted for rotation in a plane parallel to the tubesheet. The angular position of...
4575305 Truck mounted tube bundle pulling apparatus  
The apparatus for removing and reinserting tube bundles into heat exchanger shells features an over the road vehicle having a bed. A vertical telescoping column is rotatably mounted to the rear of...
4568238 Horizontal multi-link type robot  
A horizontal multi-link type robot has servomotors for rotating first and second arms, respectively. These servomotors are mounted to a first arm support shaft so as to be symmetrical with respect...
4566847 Industrial robot  
A positioning apparatus for positioning an arm of an industrial robot comprises a frame member connected to the robot arm and being movably supported by a frame-supporting member. The...
4566726 Method and apparatus for handling semiconductor wafers  
A semiconductor wafer pickup device (26) making use of vacuum and Bernoulli effect in order to hold the wafer (11) against the device and to minimize wafer contamination. The wafer pickup device...
4566843 Multiarticulated manipulator  
A multiarticulated manipulator including a multijoint connecting mechanism having a plurality of arms, each arm having a joint capable of being bent in one plane and all the arms being connected...
4566306 Method and apparatus for feeding materials to be pressed  
A method and apparatus is provided wherein a pressed material is withdrawn from a lower metal mold in a press in accordance with a horizontal, pivotal movement and a vertical, linear movement of a...
4561176 Six-axis head for correction of movements  
This invention has as its object a six-axis head for correction of movements equipping a mobile tool (12) for mating assembly of an element on a support. The head comprises an upper frame (10)...
4559718 Method and apparatus for drying semiconductor wafers  
A semiconductor wafer is held on a first rotating element in a manner having a first portion of one surface of the wafer stuck on the first rotating element. The first rotating element is rotated...
4557662 Industrial robot  
An industrial robot is disclosed in which inertia is reduced and backlash substantially eliminated by mounting motors for the first and second movable arms on a stationary stand, and transmitting...
4556361 Opener apparatus and system utilizing same  
A vehicle door opener apparatus positioned in a work station such as a paint booth includes a rotary arm with its pivot axis substantially aligned with the door hinge axis in open and closed...
4556362 Methods of and apparatus for handling semiconductor devices  
Apparatus (11) for handling articles (12), such as semiconductor devices, temporarily mounted to an adhesively coated surface of a diaphragm (29) of a mounting frame (21) includes an index table...
4553321 Method and apparatus for the automatic production of armatures for electric motors  
A method and apparatus for the production of armatures for small electric motors is provided wherein the armatures are clamped in specially designed workpiece holders and continuously processed in...
4553892 Self aligning, load capacity enhancing, workpiece handling device for use with a robotic system  
A robot arm attachment tool for handling workpieces, such as information recording disks. The tool is self aligning, has enhanced load handling load capacities and is able to handle workpieces...
4553894 Method of and apparatus for transferring annular articles from one stage to another  
A method of and an apparatus for transferring annular articles from one stage to another, each article having a ferromagnetic element, comprising hanging the annular articles from a hanger bar...
4550867 Shroud tube manipulating and supporting apparatus  
An apparatus for positioning and supporting a shroud tube in a metal teeming operation includes a boom assembly having one end pivotally mounted on a rigid structure for movement about a vertical...
4548536 Working apparatus with track following motion  
A working apparatus is provided with a head support horizontally pivotably carried by a link mechanism having first and second link elements, which mechanism is operable for horizontally freely...
4547120 Manipulator robot  
A work-performing manipulator robot having a base, a turret rotatable on the base about a vertical axis, a vertical arm rotatably mounted on the turret for rotation about a horizontal axis at a...
4547115 Apparatus for transporting and aligning panel-like members  
Panel-like members are aligned as they are transferred sequentially from a pick-up station to a discharge station by a primary carriage mounted for linear movement selectively to the pick-up...
4540332 Swivel device  
A swivel device for supporting a swivel unit thereon, including a hollow main frame and a comparatively slender rotatable shaft disposed upright within the hollow frame, connectable to the swivel...