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9021900 In-pipe inspection robot  
Provided is an in-pipe inspection robot which moves along a path in a pipe to inspect suspected areas such as cracks in the pipe. An in-pipe inspection robot in accordance with an exemplary...
8950338 Pipeline tool  
A self propelled autonomous pipeline tool for use in straight pipe comprising a first part and a second part, a hydraulic system comprising at least one hydraulic piston and means for operating...
8915192 Circulated pneumatic tube transit system  
A circulated pneumatic tube transit system is used to transport passengers/cargo along a pair of pneumatic tubes, which are positioned along each other. Capsules are movably suspended within the...
8794083 Low row steam generator inspection probe  
An inspection assembly for inspecting a hollow member, with a probe head, which includes at least one sensor, and a flexible shaft connected to the probe head to transmit motive force. The shaft...
8584593 Aquatic and terrestrial trans-web infrastructure network system (T.W.I.N.S.)  
A transportation system which is linked through a common single operating system, in the form of a vacuum tube-link network of transport tubes avoids the limitations of current transportation...
8525124 Device for pipe inspection and method of using same  
A device. The device includes a sensor portion and a chassis portion. The sensor portion includes a plurality of sensing devices. The chassis portion is connected to the sensor portion and...
8464642 Self-orienting, two-wheel pipe crawler  
An apparatus for conveying a payload through a pipe having the ability to automatically self-stabilize and orient itself inside the pipe by controlling two pipe tracking contactors so as to...
8402911 Multi-segmented apparatus for lining pipe with multiple convoluted bends and varied orientations with a structural membrane  
The invention provides an improved method and robotic apparatus for applying a structural membrane lining in conduits. The remotely controlled robot comprises a series of segment blocks maintained...
8396610 System for detecting a suspected area  
It is well known that tunnels in many cases have been proven as an efficient means to overcome counter trespassing means and enable hostile entities to infiltrate a boarder or other restricted...
8374722 Robotic arm  
A robotic arm is provided, for example for inspecting a rotary machine such as a gas turbine engine. The arm has a plurality of groups of links having articulations therebetween for movement in a...
8308137 Remote controlled vehicle for threading a string through HVAC ducts  
The invention is a remote controlled vehicle adapted for navigating inside HVAC supply trunks. It is equipped with a moveable camera and a powered tool for snagging a string or parachute propelled...
8261669 Conveyance device  
The invention provides a conveyance device, suitable for traveling along a surface and conveying an explosive charge, the conveyance device including a propulsion member having two opposite ends,...
8205559 Self-righting, two-wheel pipe crawler  
An apparatus for transporting a payload along the inside of a substantially horizontal pipe, which apparatus includes a pair of spaced apart, vertically aligned, relationally pivotably connected,...
7954575 Leader string pull-through machine  
A crawler device for pulling a leader string through electrical or cable conduit. The crawler device has a traction head, for example using caterpillar-type rubber tracks, biased outwardly into...
7812328 Radiation source for irradiating the interior walls of elongated cavities  
A radiation source apparatus for irradiating the inner walls of elongated cavities, especially for hardening of artificial resin laminates that can be radiation hardened by ultraviolet or infrared...
7772796 Robotic devices with agent delivery components and related methods  
Various robotic devices and related medical procedures are disclosed herein. Each of the various robotic devices have an agent delivery component. The devices include mobile robotic devices and...
7748327 Moving device in a pipe line  
A moving device in a pipeline, including: more than three segments, including a front segment, arranged in series; an extendable interconnecting element to connect adjacent segments; and an...
7685946 Tubular transporter  
The tubular transporter for moving a submersible pump through a collecting pipe under a landfill has a set of wheels angularly mounted to a cylindrical housing in positions above a center of...
7597048 Self-propelled vehicle for use in a conduit  
A vehicle for travel through a conduit includes a forward and a rearward member, each member being provided with a wall-engaging mechanism for selectively engaging a wall of the conduit to hold...
7543536 Apparatus for transporting and positioning an inspection device within a walled cavity  
A remotely controlled, traction wheel driven, transporter moves inspection equipment within a walled cavity to check internal structural features. The inspection equipment can be mounted on a...
7441507 Moving device in pipe lines  
A moving device in pipe lines is provided, which allows easy switching of moving/stopping and remote control of the switching by only electric wires enabling easy operation in the inside of small...
7398736 Bi-directional conduit traversing vehicle  
A vehicle (1) for travelling along a conduit (2) such as a pipeline having fluid flowing therein is disclosed. The vehicle comprises a first body carrying a first set of retractable bristles (12)...
7372229 Robot for surgical applications  
The present invention provides a micro-robot for use inside the body during minimally-invasive surgery. The micro-robot includes an imaging devices, a manipulator, and in some embodiments a sensor.
7343863 Self-righting, bi-directional pipe caster  
An apparatus for transporting a payload along the inside of a substantially horizontal pipe. The apparatus includes vertically aligned upper and lower roller elements which are relationally...
7199545 Robot for surgical applications  
The present invention provides a robot for use inside an open abdominal cavity during minimally-invasive surgery. The robot may include various sensors, imaging devices or manipulators.
7188568 Self-propelled vehicle for movement within a tubular member  
A self-propelled vehicle (20) for movement within a tubular member (22) includes propulsion mechanisms (28) distributed about a core element (24). Each of the propulsion mechanisms (28) includes a...
7126303 Robot for surgical applications  
The present invention provides a micro-robot for use inside the body during minimally-invasive surgery. The micro-robot includes an imaging devices, a manipulator, and in some embodiments a sensor.
6953086 Bi-directional traction apparatus  
A traction apparatus (1) for propulsion along a bore comprises first and second traction members (6) having outwardly extending legs (14). A propulsion system for operating the traction members...
6887014 Robotic apparatus and method for treatment of conduits  
A robotic apparatus and method for treatment of system of conduits and lateral sub-conduits comprising a remotely controlled robotic vehicle which navigates main conduits which delivers a series...
6832873 Installation vehicle  
In order to facilitate, and largely to automate, the installation of cable supports on a duct wall, an installation vehicle can be displaced in the duct. The vehicle has a basic body which...
6769321 Conduit traversing vehicle  
A vehicle (1) for travelling along a conduit (2) having fluid flowing therein is described. The vehicle comprises a forward set of resilient bristles (12) and a rear set of bristles (18) which are...
6672222 Robotic internal gauge with contact at right angles to the oil pipeline  
Robotic, preferably cylindrical equipment having the capacity to move within a pipeline or other confined space in both directions and to carry out miscellaneous operations, pulling along an...
6450104 Modular observation crawler and sensing instrument and method for operating same  
A robotic apparatus adapted for locomotion in an enclosed space such as a pipe includes a combination of articulated gripping and locomotive modules. Each gripping module includes an actuator...
6431079 Surface traversing vehicle  
A vehicle for traversing a surface, for example for carrying out an inspection, survey or maintenance operation upon that surface, includes two or more bodies interconnected by structure for...
6427602 Pipe crawler apparatus  
A pipe crawler apparatus particularly useful for 3-inch and 4-inch diameter pipes is provided. The pipe crawler apparatus uses a gripping apparatus in which a free end of a piston rod is modified...
6415722 Remote-controlled vehicle for operations inside pipelines  
Remote-controlled equipment (1) with the ability to move through the inside of a pipeline or other confined cylindrical volumes, pulling an umbilical (10) and carrying accessories. It consists...
6339993 Device for passing through pipes  
A device (1) for passing through pipes in the form of a pig (1) moving through the pipe and guided on the inner wall thereof has at least one pig body (16) and support elements (8a) on the outer...
6145444 Micro clean sealed tubular transporter apparatus  
Apparatus for transporting elements in a clean room environment includes a tubular element having a positive air pressure therein for providing a clean air environment and a cart movable in the...
6123027 Self-propelled vehicle within pipe  
A running apparatus within a pipe runs such that a center axis of a main body of the running apparatus is automatically coincided with a center axis of the pipe during running, and smoothly runs...
6107795 Pipeline vehicle with linked modules and carriages  
An in-pipe vehicle for carrying out at least one operation in a pipeline. The vehicle comprises a train of modules 11-16 interlinked by suspension units 17 to allow serpentine movement through...
6101951 Robot for the repair of sewer pipes  
A robot for the repair of sewer pipes comprises a carriage unit driven by a traction motor (2) arranged internally of a carriage housing (1) with wheels (7,9). The carriage housing (1) is...
6104772 Method and apparatus for introducing a self-propelled in-pipe manipulator into a pipeline  
A method and an apparatus introduce a self-propelled in-pipe manipulator into the interior of a pipeline. A hollow body receives the in-pipe manipulator, is open at least at one end surface and is...
6044769 In-pipe work apparatus  
An in-pipe work device comprising at least two movement mechanisms connected with each other in a longitudinal direction of a pipe by a flexible tube, and a control device for controlling the...
6035786 Miniature pipe crawler tractor  
A pipe crawler tractor may comprise a half tractor assembly having a first base drive wheel, a second base drive wheel, and a top drive wheel. The drive wheels are mounted in spaced-apart relation...
6019048 Internal manipulator for pipes  
An internal manipulator for pipes which has devices for treating pipe walls, the manipulator having two carriages with rolling bodies movable towards a pipe wall by antagonistically acting drives,...
5971404 Self-centering suspension for in-pipe use  
A self-centering suspension for use in supporting a vehicle or vehicles intended to travel in a pipeline includes a body and two sets of three wheels spaced apart along the length of the body....
5878783 Pipeline vehicle  
An in-pipe vehicle for carrying out at least one operation in a pipeline. The vehicle comprises a train of modules 11-16 interlinked by suspension units 17 to allow serpentine movement through...
5823115 Guiding of a pipe travelling device  
A method for guiding a device in a required direction along the interior of a pipe, the method comprising removably mounting the device on a curved guide, lowering the device and the guide through...
5791255 Robotic vehicle  
A robotic vehicle for travel through a conduit. The robotic vehicle includes forward and rear housings each having a hub portion, and each being provided with surface engaging mechanisms for...
5749397 Pipe tractor  
A pipe tractor is adapted to run internally in channels and pipes in that the pipe tractor's end pieces are counterrotating and provided with resilient arms to which are attached inclined wheels...

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