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4536124 Revolving-ladle turret for continuous casting steel plants  
A revolving-ladle turret having a turret member furnished with a pair of ladle-carrying arms, mounted on a platform which rotates about a vertical axis. The turret member is supported by a pair of...
4534389 Interlocking door latch for dockable interface for integrated circuit processing  
A particle-free dockable interface with an interlocking latch is disclosed for linking together two spaces each enclosing a clean air environment and preventing the opening of the interface...
4527936 Automatic plant for stacking sheet metal pressings  
An automatic plant for stacking sheet steel pressings received from a press line comprises a pivotal depositing table (5) with two depositing devices (7,8) at each of which several pressings can...
4521844 Manipulator control system and apparatus for decontaminating nuclear steam generators  
A manipulator control system uses a microprocessor to compute appropriate control parameters in order to maintain constant tangential velocity of a spray nozzle in relation to the inside surface...
4520596 Grinding or polishing machine for optical lenses  
A machine is of the type comprising an oscillating movable head with a tool-holding spindle, driven in rotation above a lens-support. The lens-support is borne by a vertically movable spindle...
4516447 Numerically controlled groove-stamping machine  
A numerically controlled groove-stamping machine which includes an indexing unit rotatable stepwise by means of a positioning drive about a rotational axis as a function of a stroke of a punch of...
4515507 Method and apparatus for holding and centering electronic component  
Method and apparatus for holding an electronic component prior to its placement on a circuit substrate. The component sucked by a sucker is first centered in one direction by closing movements of...
4514136 Pivot angle adjusting means for the arm of a material handling device  
Pivot angle adjusting means for the arm of a material handling device such as industrial robots are disclosed. An arm connected to a rotary shaft via a mount is pivotably mounted to a support. A...
4510683 Force assembler apparatus for robots  
A programmable force assembler for robots includes a bi-directionally actuatable slide member. A microprocessor is programmable for controlling insertion force independent of the distance moved by...
4502830 Industrial robot  
An industrial robot having a trunk mounted for vertical and rotational movement on a stationary base is provided with two arm members extensible from the said trunk having a robot wrist mechanism...
4502828 Automated sheet-moving system  
An automated sheet-moving system for moving sheets from a printing press and to a bindery and with a fully automated system where the sheets need not be manually handled. The sheets are initially...
4492512 Amplified motion transmitting device  
A material handling device including gripping means for gripping and moving a workpiece along linear and angular paths from a first location to a second location. First and second cam and follower...
4487239 Hydraulic wood splitter with automatic cable hoist  
A hydraulic wood splitter with an automatic hoist for lifting logs onto the platform of the splitter. The splitter has a splitting wedge adjacent one end of the platform, and an extensible and...
4483652 Two-arm rotary loader and method of operation  
This is a rotary loader for transfer of cargo containers, flat beds or pallets, racks, or other loads to and from railroad cars or vehicles moving by and is rotated to turn either end to a dock or...
4483654 Workpiece transfer mechanism  
A loadlock apparatus for a workpiece processing chamber such as those incorporated in vacuum processing systems. The apparatus includes an isolation chamber having evacuation apertures and...
4481896 Flexible material stacker  
An apparatus for handling flexible material positioned with two distal portions thereof accessible to the apparatus has a frame, first and second arms each having first and second ends, with the...
4457659 Article exchange apparatus  
An article exchange apparatus which can be used in an auto-loader having an exchange arm, an automatic tool exchange apparatus of a machine tool and the like, comprises an indexing mechanism...
4452433 Carrying tower arrangement for a metallurgical vessel  
A carrying tower for a metallurgical vessel includes at least one carrying arm cantilevering from a non-rotatable carrying column and pivotable about the carrying column, which carrying arm...
4449883 Contact positioning apparatus  
The contact positioning apparatus comprises a plurality of contact holding portions (11, 11') adapted to receive a series of contacts at a first pitch and to deliver the contacts to a second,...
4444541 Air float power translation and rotation system  
A power translation and rotation apparatus for an air float fixture support system of the type including a table having an upwardly facing upper surface adapted for supporting a workpiece fixture...
4438805 Manipulator for remote-controlled inspection and, if necessary or desirable, repair of heat exchanger tubes  
Manipulator for positioning a tube probe at tube mouths of heat-exchanger tubes by remote-control of the tube probe which is connected to a flexible supply line for inspecting and/or repairing the...
4435118 Method of controlling horizontal motion of a load application point on an articulated crane  
A method and apparatus for controlling the horizontal motion of a double articulated crane comprises determining the angle about a common axis between a base member pivotally mounted on a crane...
4433951 Modular loadlock  
A loadlock apparatus for a workpiece processing chamber such as those incorporated in vacuum processing systems. The apparatus includes an isolation chamber having evacuation apertures and...
4433953 Industrial robot having a joint-free arm  
An industrial robot having an arm formed as a hollow joint-free tube which is oval in cross section and made from a material that will provide structural rigidity to enable the arm to support a...
4428710 Manipulator with a swivel jib  
A manipulator having at least one jib which can be swivelled about a vertical shaft is disclosed. The vertical shaft is arranged on a support member. The jib may carry a positioning unit having...
4423999 Mechanical hand for a door-opener  
A mechanical hand for use with a door-opener and having a pair of pivotable members, one of which is insertable into the window pane slot of a vehicle door, and the other of which engages the...
4423998 Gripping device  
A gripping device on an industrial robot is provided with a plurality of light-emitting members for generating a plurality of light beams that intersect at predetermined angles, and with a...
4413498 Rotary transfer press  
A rotary transfer press comprising a bed; an upright extending upward from the bed; a crown mounted on the upright and providing a plurality of stations between the crown and the bed in an annular...
4411576 Pick and place mechanism  
A pick and place mechanism is provided for selecting a part from a pick-up location, transporting the same to a place location, and placing it in a precise position at the place location. A part...
4407630 Work feed method in a press  
A work feed method for feeding workpieces to and from the die of a press having a feed rack with a workpiece clamping device thereon disposed within the press gap comprising reciprocating the...
4403907 Cam-driven rotary pick-and-place assembly apparatus  
A cam-driven, rotary-type, pick-and-place assembly apparatus for providing linear translation as well as rotary movement to a support member carrying a gripping mechanism, including a housing,...
4392776 Robotic manipulator structure  
A robotic manipulator structure including a base supporting first and second independently operable drive motors 16 and 18, a first swinging arm rotatably supported by the base and driven from the...
4383788 Arrangement for a machine particularly intended for handling loose signature packs  
According to the invention, a machine is disclosed for handling and preferably loading loose signature packs onto a pallet. In a preferred embodiment, the machine comprises an industrial robot...
4373840 Pallet transfer system  
A workpiece handling system is disclosed. The system includes a generally centralized pallet handling stand, and a number of pallet-accepting stations. These stations can be associated with...
4372728 Tool transfer arm assembly for automatic milling machines  
A tool transfer assembly for automatic milling machines perform rapid but stable replacement of a tool on a spindle head under direct control by a cam groove formed in an axially turnable and...
4370086 Rotary loader and side coupling system  
This rotary loader and side coupling system for transfer of semitrailers or containers has a vertical pivot post with one or more load handling lobes or turntables each mounted on a horizontal...
4370085 Rotary parallel arm loader and system  
This rotary loader has two vertical posts each with a rotary arm radiating therefrom with a load platform centered an equal distance out on each arm. The arms are coordinated to revolve parallel...
4364707 Object transport apparatus  
This disclosure relates to an object transport apparatus particularly useful for the high speed handling of semiconductor chips. Transport is achieved by driving a vacuum pickup, through a...
4361413 Work feed apparatus in a press  
A work feed method and apparatus for feeding workpieces to and from the die of a press comprises a feed rack having a workpiece clamping device thereon is disposed within the press gap and...
4360312 Scrap removal apparatus  
A scrap removal apparatus (35) for retrieving scrap material (32,33) from a two-piece table (19) includes a programmed lift arm assembly (37) movable between the table (19) and scrap accumulating...
4353675 Case and carton handling device  
A case and carton handling device to remove trash and debris from case and carton combinations and permit visual inspection thereof for damage. The case and carton handling device comprises a base...
4351378 Hydraulic logsplitter assembly  
A hydraulic logsplitter assembly including a logsplitting mechanism and comprising means for charging logs thereto consisting of: a boom, a support mechanism supporting the boom and disposed at an...
4349309 Device for the transfer of yarn hanks  
A rotating device for rotatably transferring yarn skeins or hanks from a first generally stationary support or carrier to a second generally movable support or carrier, the latter being...
4343391 Takeoff and restacking device for cup-like containers  
A takeoff and restacking device is operated in coordination with printing apparatus that applies decorations to the outside of cup-like containers. The apparatus includes a plurality of container...
4342535 Door-opener apparatus  
An apparatus having a pivoted arm mounted on a base for seizing and releasing an article that is hinged at one end and which includes a control link that maintains a fixed length while the arm...
4342536 Door-opener apparatus  
An apparatus for opening and closing a vehicle door as a vehicle body is being conveyed through a paint booth and having a primary arm pivotally mounted on a carriage and supporting a secondary...
4341502 Assembly robot  
An assembly robot includes a quadrilateral link mechanism formed by plurality of links. Swinging or movement devices are connected to two adjacent links and are supported by a base. An assembling...
4303166 Horizontal slewing crane  
A crane having a fixed mast and a boom pivotally mounted at the top of the mast for movement in a horizontal plane through at least 180° and in a vertical plane downwardly from the horizontal...
4302146 Probe positioner  
A probe positioner capable of being supported from a tube sheet of a nuclear steam generator for positioning a probe in relationship to the tube sheet of the nuclear steam generator comprises a...
4299526 Battery changing apparatus  
A battery changing apparatus for replacing a spent battery with a charged one on an electrically powered vehicle including a support with at least two battery support sections for supporting...