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4084684 Conveyor transfer method and apparatus  
A method of transferring an article carried by a first moving conveyor to a second moving conveyor and apparatus for effecting the same. The transfer is effected by lifting the article from the...
4074819 Elevatable two-part scaffold for picking fruit  
An elevatable scaffold is disclosed which may be lifted into a position entirely encircling a tree to be picked. The scaffold includes a path completely encircling the tree so that the pickers may...
4059187 Apparatus for transferring at a predetermined spacing on to a reception conveyor objects fed at an irregular spacing from a delivery conveyor  
An apparatus for transferring at a predetermined spacing on to a reception conveyor objects fed at an irregular spacing from a continuously moving delivery conveyor. The apparatus consists of a...
4056198 Transfer and turnover mechanism for use with power press or the like  
A transfer mechanism for transferring a large generally flat workpiece into and out of a power press, or between adjacent power presses, including a pair of spaced stands having respective gear...
4052780 Punching, contouring, handling apparatuses and method  
A rotary turret numerically controlled punch press is provided with a discharge station at 90° from a punching station. A part is clamped in the turret, separated from a larger workpiece and then...
4050339 Automatic carousel-type meat cutting machine  
An automatic carousel-type meat cutting machine in which slabs of meat are placed between pairs of rotating jaws that move around a center vertical axis. One jaw in each pair of jaws is...
4047555 Method of and apparatus for positioning consumable electrodes in an electroslag remelting bath  
Consumable electrodes are transferred to and from an operative position in an underlying melting bath by means of a pair of lifts that are vertically movable on masts located on opposite sides of...
4046263 Tool changing apparatus for a multi-axis manipulator  
Tool changing apparatus for a multi-axis manipulator for selectively receiving and holding one of at least two different work tools. Each of the work tools is mounted on an upstanding table and is...
4044462 Rivet blank feeder for riveting apparatus  
The present apparatus transfers cylindrical rivet slugs or blanks from a supply point to an annular elastomeric holder which is coaxial with and associated with rivet head forming means. The...
4041799 Power actuated lazy-tongs arrangement  
The mounting ends of one superimposed pair of base legs of a lazy-tongs arrangement are pivoted to fixed brackets, and the mounting ends of the other superimposed pair of base legs are mounted for...
4041601 Machine tool with an automatic tool changer  
A machine tool with an automatic tool changer in which a new tool is removed from a self-indexing storage magazine and loaded into a spindle journaled in the frame of the machine. A tool changer...
4036353 Transfer apparatus for gripping and holding a spinning cop  
A group of grippers, for example three, are located around a centering cone which is arranged to penetrate into and center a spinning cop. The grippers have jaws which, at the inner side, have a...
4033448 Conveyor transfer apparatus pickup and dropoff sensor  
A method of transferring an article carried by a first moving conveyor to a second moving conveyor and apparatus for effecting the same. The transfer is effected by a pickup device lifting the...
4030616 Device for the removal of empty containers from their mandrels  
In a device for stripping empty containers from a plurality of mandrels associated with a mandrel wheel and comprising a mandrel wheel, a plurality of mandrels projecting radially from said wheel,...
4030615 Manipulator for movement of articles in a controlled environment chamber, especially a high vacuum chamber  
A manipulator for movement of articles in a controlled environment chamber, specially a high vacuum chamber, in which a bellows has one end sealingly connected to a wall of the chamber and has a...
4027767 Indexing machine transfer mechanism  
Pick-and-place devices above a worktable which transfer small articles to work stations on the worktable from beyond its periphery are carried and actuated by mechanism within the periphery of the...
4024959 Mechanical handling apparatus  
A handling device has a flexible gripper having a drive associated with one movement of the gripper and including a member which is caused to move against an adjustable force when an actuating...
4015721 Programmable device for mechanically executing work processes  
The present invention relates to a programmable device for mechanically executing work operations, more particularly, to a handling device consisting of a series of mutually coupled rotating...
4012938 Device for inserting or removing a hot blank in a drop hammer  
A device for manipulating a hot blank relative to a forging tool in a drop hammer comprises a plurality of gripping jaws carried by a unit connected to a rotatable tongs arm, said jaws being...
4012893 Method of loading transporting trolleys with full cans or the like and supplying full cans to spinning machines fed with fiber sliver and apparatus for implementing the method  
A method of, and apparatus for, loading transporting trolleys with full cans and supplying full cans to spinning machines fed with fiber sliver, wherein the empty cans are placed upon transporting...
4009773 Paper roll handling apparatus  
Paper roll handling apparatus comprising an elevated member supported for rotation about a vertical axis and having a plurality of roll suspending devices in angularly spaced relation about the...
4003461 Rotary loading apparatus  
An induction rotary loader is mounted between a loader and a sorter for loading of articles onto the sorter, the loader may be tilted with respect to the horizontal preferably a tilting discharge...
4002246 Apparatus for handling workpieces such as semiconductor substrates  
Apparatus for handling delicate workpieces such as semiconductor substrates which have the configuration of small plates. The workpieces are preliminarily situated at predetermined locations in a...
3999665 Method and apparatus for handling a coil  
The handling of metal coils, such as coils of sheet steel, aluminum or other materials is facilitated through the use of a transfer bar which is inserted in the coils before they are removed from...
3998338 Automatic tool changing apparatus  
In an automatic tool changing apparatus adapted for application to a machine tool having a vertical spindle, an intermediate tool transfer device is operable for removing a tool from a tool...
3997067 Apparatus for transporting successive printed circuit boards to and from a work station  
An apparatus for transporting successive printed circuit boards to and from a working station at which a plurality of operations are performed thereon, for example, to insert electronic elements...
3995745 Article transfer unit  
A unit for transferring an article from one work station to another has a rotary table with an arm mounted on the table for reciprocation in a radial direction, the arm carrying an article holder...
3990569 Apparatus for arranging, at a predetermined spacing on a reception conveyor, objects originating in a disordered manner from a delivery conveyor  
An apparatus and method for arranging, at a predetermined spacing on a reception conveyor, objects originating in an unevenly spaced manner from a delivery conveyor. The delivery conveyor is...
3986617 Indexing pallet carrier for machine tools  
A machine tool is provided with a traversing work table that has a mounting plate supported for vertical reciprocation and rotary indexing movement. A pallet is supported on the mounting plate and...
3979985 Sheet transfer between a turret punch press and an adjacent apparatus  
A rotary turret, numerically controlled punch press is provided with a discharge station at 90° from a punching station. A part is clamped in the turret, separated from a larger workpiece and then...
3976203 Can or drum changing device for fiber spinning plants  
A can or drum changing device for fiber spinning plants in which multi-fiber yarn supplied continuously from a textile finishing machine is fed into cans or drums for intermediate storage. The can...
3964293 Device for locating and/or obturating leaky tubes in heat-exchangers  
A device for obturating leaky tubes in heat exchangers, characterized in that it comprises a sleeve adapted to be sealingly mounted in an orifice, or port, of the upper wall of said...
3963135 Method of subordinating the orientation of a grab on a public works machine to the rotation of the turrest of this machine and to the machine  
In a method of subordinating the orientation of a grab on a Public Works machine to the angle of rotation of the turret three directions are chosen, the first two being determined by the desired...
3963271 Finger mechanisms of industrial robots  
In a finger mechanism of an industrial robot of the type comprising a plurality of fingers for clamping an article to be manipulated and mounting bars for connecting the fingers to a source of...
3960277 Mask plate handling apparatus  
Apparatus and method for handling articles, such as glass or ceramic plates, commonly referred to as masks, employed in the manufacture of semi-conductor devices. The masks are transported between...
3956901 Sewer laying system  
The sewer laying system comprises a tile carrying and service unit operable to provide pressure for operation of the tile setting apparatus, to carry pallets of tile, to discharge individual tile...
3951272 Article transfer apparatus  
An article transferring device for exchanging workpieces between first and second paths is disclosed. The device utilizes vertical reciprocal movement and 180° rotational movement to operate...
3951271 Robot control device  
A control means for a robot transfer device in which there are provided control heads including positional sensing devices connected so as to sense the movement of the robot device in each plane,...
3942650 Turning mechanism for the movement of ladles in steel mills  
A turning mechanism for the movement of casting ladles in steel mills of the type wherein a member turning about a vertical shaft is provided with two diametrically opposite arms adapted to...
3935950 Industrial robot  
An industrial robot well suited for handling heavy work pieces comprises a base; a vertically oriented main support shaft rotatably mounted in the base on a radial thrust bearing; a support frame...
3934730 Apparatus for transporting articles along curved horizontal path while maintaining orientation constant  
In a molding process wherein a press delivers molded parts alternately to two or more stations, an apparatus is provided for moving a part from any one of the alternate press unloading stations to...
3921821 Count interval sampling mechanism  
A mechanical system with electronic controls provides a means for extracting samples from both sides of a dual production stream of small objects, such as pharmaceutical tablets, on a count...
3918593 Article handling and transferring machine  
A machine for handling and transferring articles comprises a rotative and vertically movable manipulator arm having a suction member at one end thereof for seizing an article ejected from a press...
3912089 Swing arm brick transfer apparatus  
A pair of support arms are rotatably mounted perpendicular to each other on a vertical shaft to rotate back and forth in a horizontal arcuate path above a dual kiln car path. One of the arms...
3907124 Article handling apparatus  
Apparatus for handling articles, especially articles of glassware, which is of the rotating turret type carrying a series of tong units on radially extending arms, each of which receives an...
3895660 Handling of thin walled containers  
Apparatus for handling thin walled containers including a handling unit comprising a plurality of individual container holders each adapted to hold a container in upright manner therein, means...
3891406 Inner surface honing device with workpiece transfer means  
An inner surface honing device for use in a honing machine which comprises a centrally bored work table rotatably provided on a main body, a work piece exchange table disposed in a position...
3887084 Workpiece transfer device for production machines  
In this device an arm having side-by-side workpiece holding chucks is slidably and pivotally mounted on a supporting shaft which is turned by a motor to pivot the arm into and out of a production...
3885678 Material handling apparatus  
Material handling apparatus for transferring work pieces between different stations in the form of a compact assembly having one unit capable of movement in a plane parallel to its longitudinal...
3881604 Machine loader pickup device  
A machine loader pickup device wherein a pivot arm is utilized to move it through an arcuate path in a vertical plane from a preset part pickup position to a work zone, and a linear actuator is...