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LOAD CARRIED ALONG A HORIZONTAL LINEAR PATH (E.G., PICK AND PLACE TYPE)

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
414751100 Having gripper means 72
414749600 Including aligning structure (e.g., rollers and rails, dovetail joint, rod and channel) 16
414749200 Carried via magnetic floating 6
414749300 Including a detector for altering load path (e.g., stop, redirect) 4
20130071219DOOR DETECTION SYSTEM - A door detection system includes a robot arm unit and a movable unit. The robot arm unit includes at least one bearing platform and at least one level sensing structure disposed on the at least one bearing platform. The level sensing structure includes a plurality of contact sensors, and the wafer carrier device is disposed on the at least one level sensing structure. The movable unit includes at least one movable structure disposed on the robot arm unit. The wafer carrier device has a wafer pick-and-place opening corresponding to the door, and one end of the at least one movable structure can selectively contact the door of the wafer carrier device or been inserted into the wafer carrier device from the wafer pick-and-place opening.03-21-2013
20100209227Device for Producing an Image by Means of a Sensor, as Well as a Component Placement Unit Comprising Such Device - A device suitable for producing an image of an object disposed in an object space by means of a sensor comprises at least the sensor, a first lens assembly disposed in front of the sensor, a stop plate comprising a light passage disposed in front of the first lens assembly, a second lens assembly disposed in front of the stop plate and the object space disposed in front of the second lens assembly. The device further comprises a light source, as well as a diffuser which is disposed on a side of the object space that is averted from the light source.08-19-2010
20120328405APPARATUS FOR RECEIVING AND POSITIONING VENEERS FED BY CONVEYOR MEANS IN A DESIRED POSITION - The invention relates to an apparatus for receiving and positioning veneers fed by conveyor means. The apparatus comprises means for gripping the veneers and means for detecting the location and/or position of the veneers on a conveyor belt. There is at least one gripping means on both sides of the feeding direction center line of the veneer. The gripping means are arranged to reciprocate essentially in the feeding direction of the veneers and to grip the veneer on its leading edge side and to position the veneer on the basis of the information provided by the detection means to the desired location in the feeding direction of the veneers.12-27-2012
20130142609Device for Producing an Image by Means of a Sensor, as Well as a Component Placement Unit Comprising Such Device - A device suitable for producing an image of an object disposed in an object space by means of a sensor comprises at least the sensor, a first lens assembly disposed in front of the sensor, a stop plate comprising a light passage disposed in front of the first lens assembly, a second lens assembly disposed in front of the stop plate and the object space disposed in front of the second lens assembly. The device further comprises a light source, as well as a diffuser which is disposed on a side of the object space that is averted from the light source.06-06-2013
414749500 Multiple loads, having means spacing one load from another load 1
20120114455CARRIER DEVICE, TRANSFER METHOD AND CARRIER HAND - A carrier device is provided that can supply, at uneven intervals, a plurality of works arranged at even intervals. The carrier device (05-10-2012
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20130078073GANTRY ASSEMBLY FOR USE IN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING SYSTEM - A gantry assembly for use in an additive manufacturing system, the gantry assembly comprising a first bearing shaft, a carriage slidably engaged with the first bearing shaft, and a second bearing shaft operably supported by the carriage, the second linear bearing extending along a second axis. The gantry assembly also comprises a tool-head mount slidably engaged with the second linear bearing, a drive belt secured to the tool-head mount, a first motor having a first drive shaft engaged with the drive belt, and a second motor having a second drive shaft engaged with the drive belt.03-28-2013
20100040448DEVICE CARRIAGE WITH INTEGRATED MOTOR PART - A carriage of an electric machine has a carriage base for accommodating an object to be moved. The carriage base is fastened to a movable primary part of a linear motor. A seat is integrally formed on the carriage base and represents the housing or a housing part fastened in or to the movable primary part. The one-part design of the seat with the carriage base increases the stability of the entire carriage, allowing a reduced wall thicknesses of the carriage and eliminating the need for additional fastening elements securing the seat to the carriage base. The weight of the carriage to also reduced.02-18-2010
20130164110PICK-AND-PLACE DEVICE - A pick-and-place device for transferring and positioning a plurality of workpieces includes a transferring mechanism and a handling assembly. The handling assembly includes at least two handling heads. Each of the at least two handling heads includes a handling portion for handling the plurality of workpieces. The handling portions of the at least two handling heads have different sizes. The transferring mechanism is capable of picking one of the handling head of the at least two handling heads according to sizes of the plurality of workpieces.06-27-2013
20130022438WATER-CHAMBER WORKING APPARATUS AND INSTALLATION METHOD OF WATER-CHAMBER WORKING APPARATUS - A water-chamber working apparatus (01-24-2013
20110293396MOBILITY SYSTEM - A mobility apparatus for transporting objects along a surface includes first and second slider arrangements for supporting an object to be transported. The first and second slider arrangements have a low friction lower surface and a high friction upper surface. The first and second slider arrangements are coupled by a common strap having first and second ends. The mobility apparatus further comprises a loop located near the second end, securing the second slider arrangement to a fixedly attached connection with the common strap. The mobility apparatus further includes first and second openings located in the first slider arrangement such that the first slider arrangement in an unloaded condition freely moves along an adjustment length of the common strap.12-01-2011
20100028118Rotating cylindrical modules clockwise and counterclockwise - In one embodiment, a system for removing a plastic wrap from a cylindrical module includes a conveyor transporting the cylindrical module toward a disperser with the cylindrical axis of the module parallel to the direction of conveyor movement. In another embodiment, the disperser is a travelling head disperser thereby providing relative movement between the modules and the disperser. The direction of the wrap around the module is determined and the cover is removed during rotation of the module, either by unwrapping the plastic or by slitting the plastic and then rotating the module. The equipment used to handle a cylindrical module is moved out of the path of movement of a conventional rectangular module so an installation can handle both rectangular and wrapped cylindrical modules.02-04-2010
20080298946Test Handler - A test handler is disclosed, which comprises a test tray, at least one opening unit, and a position changing apparatus. The test tray aligns a plurality of inserts on its side. Each insert loads at least one semiconductor device thereon. The opening unit opens inserts at one part of the one side of the test tray. The position changing apparatus moves at least one opening unit in such a way that the at least one opening units can be located at another part of the one side of the test tray, such that the at least one opening units can open inserts at said another part of the one side of the test tray. The present invention can reduce the number of replaced parts according to change in the semiconductor device size, production cost, and part replacement time. Also, the present invention can be easily applied to various types of testers.12-04-2008
20120070260CONVEYING SYSTEM HAVING ENDLESS DRIVE MEDIUM AND METHOD FOR DELIVERING/RECEIVING ARTICLE THEREIN - In a transport system, carriers are attached to an endless belt configured to rotate in a circulating manner. At a station, a hand, a driver configured to move the hand in a rotation direction and a vertical direction, a moving distance sensor configured to measure a moving distance of the endless belt, a carrier sensor configured to detect one of the carriers at a position upstream of the hand along the rotation direction, and a signal processor configured to operate the hand are provided. To load an article, when the moving distance from a time point of detection of the carrier by the carrier sensor reaches a first moving distance, the hand is activated at a first acceleration, and to unload an article, when the moving distance from the time point of detection of the carrier by the carrier sensor reaches a second moving distance which is larger than the first moving distance, the hand is activated at a second acceleration which is larger than the first acceleration. The delay in signal processing after detection of the carrier does not affect control, and both of loading and unloading can be performed in substantially the same area.03-22-2012
20090097954Sheet Separator and Method - The present invention provides a sheet separator and method for use in separating sheets of material, such as sheets of material that are provided in stacks. The sheet separator is inserted at a desired position within the stack of material. The sheet separator has dimensions selected to avoid damage to the sheets of material at the separation point or gap created by the sheet separator. The sheet separator clearly marks the gap into which a forklift blade is to be inserted, whereby damage to the sheets of material can be avoided, and injuries to forklift operators when attempting to slide heavy sheets of material can be reduced or eliminated.04-16-2009
20080267756Robot Comprising a Horizontal Linear Axis with a Movable Carriage and Joint Arm - The invention relates to a robot, comprising a horizontal linear axis with a movable carriage and a joint arm, the one end of which is connected to one of the ends of the carriage by means of a rotating joint in the direction of travel thereof, characterized in that the joint arm may rotate in a plane at an angle α in the range of 45° to 90° to the horizontal and at least two joint arm pieces which may rotate relative to each other in said plane and with an effector, provided at the free moving end of the outer joint arm.10-30-2008
20090129909FOOTWEAR-MOVING DEVICE MOVABLE ALONG WITH A DOOR PANEL - A device is operable by a door panel for moving a footwear article between a use position that is near a door opening and a store position that is away from the door opening. The device includes a carrier having a footwear support, and a link member connecting the carrier to the door panel so that the carrier moves along with closing and opening movements of the door panel. A method for moving the footwear article is also disclosed.05-21-2009
20090257858Device with multiple engagement members - An apparatus is disclosed for engaging and releasing a plurality of items. The apparatus comprises a frame having a longitudinally extending support member and at least one group of engagement unit. Each engagement unit has at least one engagement member, and each engagement unit is adapted for engaging, and disengaging from at least one item. Each of the engagement units in the one group is mounted in series for longitudinal movement on the longitudinal support member, and each one of the plurality of engagement units is interconnected to at least one other of the plurality of engagement units. A movement apparatus is provided for engaging at least one but not all of the plurality of engagement units in the one group to displace the group longitudinally on the longitudinal support member.10-15-2009
20110033276Handling device for moving goods - A handling device (02-10-2011
20100068025CONVEYING DEVICE - A conveying device A is disposed inside a vacuum chamber B, includes a fixation base 03-18-2010
20110076124PICK-AND-PLACE APPARATUS - An apparatus for performing pick-and-place operations is disclosed, which comprises: a power source; a transmission set, driven by the power source; a mobile seat, capable of being moved by the transmission set; and a retrieval head, coupled to the mobile seat; wherein the transmission set is configured with a driving shaft and a driven shaft as the two shafts are parallel-disposed while enabling the driving shaft to be driven by the power source; and the driving shaft has an active eccentric axle extruding from an end opposite to the power source, and the driven shaft has an passive eccentric axle extruding from an end opposite to the power source; and the active eccentric axle and the passive eccentric axle is coupled to the mobile seat for forming a four-bar linkage mechanism for maintaining the verticality and levelness of the mobile seat while being driven to move in an arc path.03-31-2011
20100166535SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SEPARATING DEFECTIVE DIES FROM WAFER - A system separating defective dies from a wafer comprises a film frame platform and a pick-and-place device. The film frame platform comprises a support table assembly configured for supporting a film frame assembly and a platform surface configured to receive the placement of bins thereupon. The pick-and-place device is configured for moving in a linear manner between the support table assembly and the platform surface.07-01-2010
20120308356SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS, SUBSTRATE TRANSFER METHOD AND SUBSTRATE TRANSFER DEVICE - A substrate processing apparatus can prevent photo-corrosion of, e.g., copper interconnects due to exposure of a surface to be processed of a substrate to light, and can perform processing, such as cleaning, of a substrate surface while preventing photo-corrosion of, e.g., copper interconnects due to exposure to light. The substrate processing apparatus includes a plurality of processing areas housing therein processing units which have been subjected to light shielding processing; and at least one transfer area housing therein a transfer robot and disposed between two adjacent ones of the plurality of processing areas. A light shielding wall is provided between the transfer area and each of the two adjacent processing areas, and a light-shielding maintenance door is provided for the front opening of the transfer area. The processing units are coupled to the light shielding walls in a light-shielding manner.12-06-2012
20120039698APPARATUS FOR ALIGNING A SURFACE OF AT LEAST ONE OBJECT - An apparatus for aligning a surface of at least one object (02-16-2012
20130011234Mobile Robot For A Harsh, Corrosive Outdoor Environment - An industrial robot including a plurality of arms movable relative each other about a plurality of joints, and electrical motors moving the arms. The robot is also arranged and designed to resist corrosion in a harsh environment. The robot is also mobile and arranged for movement or travel and suitable for maintenance and inspection tasks in an installation for oil and gas.01-10-2013
20100278623MAGNETIC ROTATIONAL HARDSTOP FOR ROBOT - Rotational hardstop assemblies that provide greater than 360 degrees of non-continuous rotation for rotating mechanisms are provided. In certain embodiments, an assembly is used to provide 630 or more degrees of rotation for the shoulder axis of a robot, such as a wafer transfer robot. The rotational hardstop assemblies include opposing magnets as springs. According to various embodiments, the opposing magnets provide non-contact engagement and produce no contact noise nor have any wear over time. The rotational hardstop assemblies provide the ability to location from either direction of rotation of a robot cylindrical coordinate system.11-04-2010
20120301261SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS WITH MOTORS INTEGRAL TO CHAMBER WALLS - In accordance to an aspect of the disclosed embodiments, a substrate transport apparatus is provided. The substrate transport apparatus includes a frame defining a chamber, at least one stator module embedded at least partly into a peripheral wall of the chamber, the at least one stator module defining an axis of rotation. The substrate transport apparatus further includes at least one rotor substantially concentrically disposed relative to the at least one stator module about the axis of rotation, the at least one rotor being configured to interface with the at least one stator module and being suspended by a respective one of the at least one stator module substantially without contact within the chamber. The substrate transport apparatus further includes at least one substrate transport arm connected to the at least one rotor and having at least one end effector configured to hold at least one substrate.11-29-2012
20100209226METHOD AND APPARATUS TO SUPPORT PROCESS TOOL MODULES IN A CLEANSPACE FABRICATOR - The present invention provides various aspects of support for a processing tool in a fabrication facility capable of routine placement and replacement of processing tools and component assemblies of the tools. Support aspects include a support structure for component assemblies and a quick disconnect flange which facilitates connecting and disconnect of electrical, liquid and gas utilities to a tool component placed in the processing tool.08-19-2010
20120251287ROTATION-TRANSMITTING MECHANISM, CONVEYING APPARATUS, AND DRIVING APPARATUS - A rotation-transmitting mechanism capable of obtaining a high deceleration ratio in a small number of stages, and a conveying apparatus and driving apparatus using the rotation-transmitting mechanism are provided. In one form, a rotation-transmitting mechanism includes an inner rotating body and an outer rotating body arranged coaxially with the inner rotating body. Further, the rotation-transmitting mechanism includes a driving rotating body and rotating body arranged on an input side (lower stage), and two planetary rotating bodies arranged on an output side (upper stage). When the driving rotating body is rotated by a motor on the input side, the two planetary rotating bodies revolve around the inner rotating body while rotating on the output side. At this time, the planetary rotating bodies revolve very slowly around the inner rotating body.10-04-2012
20120315122PAPER RETRIEVING MECHANISM - A paper retrieving mechanism includes a base, a handle movably connected to the base, and a resisting element. The base supports an amount of paper, and defines a first slot. The paper is to be placed over the first slot. The resisting element passes through the first slot, and is connected to the handle. The handle is to be acted upon by an external force to drive the resisting element to move along the first slot to push the paper to move relative to the base.12-13-2012
20100028119Conveying cylindrical modules - In one embodiment, a system for removing a plastic wrap from a cylindrical module includes a conveyor transporting the cylindrical module toward a disperser with the cylindrical axis of the module parallel to the direction of conveyor movement. In another embodiment, the disperser is a travelling head disperser thereby providing relative movement between the modules and the disperser. The direction of the wrap around the module is determined and the cover is removed during rotation of the module, either by unwrapping the plastic or by slitting the plastic and then rotating the module. The equipment used to handle a cylindrical module is moved out of the path of movement of a conventional rectangular module so an installation can handle both rectangular and wrapped cylindrical modules.02-04-2010
20120328404INDUSTRIAL ROBOT HAVING A PROTECTION DEVICE - The invention relates to an industrial robot, comprising a movable carriage (12-27-2012
20120275895APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRANSFERRING SPRINGS - An apparatus for transferring springs to a spring conveyor comprises a transfer device and an output device. The transfer device is mounted such that it can be moved between a plurality of positions in which the transfer device is respectively configured to receive a spring, and is configured to transport a received spring during movement of the transfer device between the plurality of positions. The output device is configured to selectively output the spring received by the transfer device from the transfer device at one of plural output positions, wherein the plural output positions are pairwise different.11-01-2012
20100316477TRAVERSE SYSTEM - A traverse system for transporting a moving cart to working lines includes a base frame disposed along moving direction of the moving cart, a shuttle unit comprising a plurality of roller rotatably disposed on the base frame and a cover plate, and a moving unit disposed on the shuttle unit and configured to reciprocate along the base frame by operation of a cylinder so as to transport the moving cart.12-16-2010
20120020765COMPONENT MOUNTING APPARATUS - In a component mounting apparatus, when one of first and second board transfer devices is performing the unloading and loading of boards, a controller operates a component placing device to mount components on a first or second board loaded by the other board transfer device. Thus, it is possible to effectively utilize the time which is taken for the unloading and the loading of either boards, for component mountings on the other board, so that the efficiency in producing boards can be enhanced. Further, since the controller executes a control so that while component mountings are performed on the first boards of M-sheets on the first board transfer device, component mountings are performed on the second boards of N-sheets on the second board transfer device, it is realized to suppress the occurrence of an intermediate stock of either boards where the first boards of the M-sheets and the second boards of the N-sheets are required.01-26-2012
20130202399MAGNET LOADING APPARATUS - A magnet loading apparatus for loading magnet pole pieces onto a field of an electric machine is described. The apparatus includes positioning means realized to hold a magnet pole piece of a plurality P of magnet pole pieces in place relative to its designated position on the field; and a transfer means realized to simultaneously transfer a plurality P of magnet pole pieces from the positioning means onto the field of the electric machine. Also described is a method of loading magnet pole pieces onto a field of an electric machine.08-08-2013

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