|| List of recent Ripper-related patents
| Sensor adaptor, apparatus, and method for monitoring end-tidal carbon dioxide|
A sensor adaptor (20) couples a face mask (22) to a gas sampling tube (24) connected to a device detecting end-tidal carbon dioxide. The sensor adaptor (20) includes a shaft (30) and connector (54).
| Low-mode high power fiber combiner|
A high power fiber laser system is configured with a combiner end fiber spliced to a combiner output fiber. The system further includes a light stripper extending along the combiner end and output fibers and configured with sequentially located zones which are provided with respective refractive indices.
| Trash can with nested bag gripper|
A nested trash bag dispenser system that includes nested bags and a trash can with a gripper connected to the bottom of the trash can that grips and holds the bottoms of the nested bags. The gripper holds the underlying bags in position in the trash can when the top-most bag is removed to empty the trash..
| Spot welding cap changer|
The invention relates to a spot welding cap changer (1) with a cap puller (2) and two cap magazines (3, 3a), the cap puller (2) having a gripper (20) with spring-loaded, pivotable jaws (21, 22), which in response to a turning and axial pulling-off movement detaches a spot welding cap (k) of a pincer spot welding head introduced into it from a shaft of the pincer welding head in such a way that it is clamped to prevent it twisting, and the cap magazines (3, 3a) holding spot welding caps respectively in a round cap carrier (31) such that they are circularly arranged in a directed and oriented manner and are respectively transported individually one after the other into an access position against a stop (32) by an advancing force (p).. .
| System and method for recycling high-boiling-point waste photoresist stripper|
This invention relates to a system and method for recycling a high-boiling-point waste photoresist stripper generated in processes of manufacturing lcds or semiconductor devices, wherein an expensive high-boiling-point stripper solvent can be easily recycled at high yield and high-purity electronic grade. This system includes a first distillation device for removing low-boiling-point impurities, a second distillation device for recycling a stripper solvent composition while removing high-boiling-point impurities, and a third distillation device for removing trace water, thus recovering the stripper solvent composition, and further includes a fourth distillation device for additionally recycling a stripper solvent, thus additionally recovering a high-boiling-point stripper solvent, and this method includes removing low-boiling-point impurities, recycling a stripper solvent composition while removing high-boiling-point impurities, and removing trace water, thus recovering the stripper solvent composition, and further includes additionally recycling a stripper solvent..
| Gripping arm for a gripper device|
A gripper arm for a gripping device for grasping, holding and guiding containers, comprises at least one rotatably mounted control cam, the control cam designed and disposed such that the gripper arm can be moved from at least one first position into at least one second position and/or vice versa, wherein the gripper arm comprises at least one bore hole for at least partially receiving a bearing pin, wherein the bearing pin is designed such that the gripper arm can pivot in the gripping device, and wherein the gripper arm further comprises at least one seating for a closing means configured such that it can move the gripper arm from the second position into the first position and/or vice versa, and wherein the gripper arm comprises at least one gripping section at least partially of fork-like form. A gripping device, a transport mechanism and a transport system is also provided..
| Stroker device|
A stroker device (1) for use in a borehole (2) in the ground, the stroker (1) at least comprising an actuator (6) arranged for displacing a tool (10) in a longitudinal direction of the borehole (2), and grippers (26) arranged to anchor the stroker (1) to the wall (36) of the borehole (2), alternatively to a pipe wall, wherein the stroker (1) is provided with driving wheels (34) or driving belts for propulsion.. .
| System and method for removal of a layer|
A system includes a first drive unit used for driving at least one of a release device, a gripper device, and a second drive unit used for driving a support device. The release device is a vacuum device.
|Simultaneous high efficiency capture of co2 and h2s from pressurized gas|
Low-cost and energy-efficient c02 and h2s capture is provided obtaining greater than 99.9% capture efficiency from pressurized gas. The acid species are captured in an ammonia solution, which is then regenerated by stripping the absorbed species.
|Picking system having an articulated arm gripper|
A picking system for the automated picking of articles, comprising a detection station for detecting the position of an article to be picked on a supplying conveyor, and an articulated arm gripper for picking up the article from the storage loading implement from the supplying conveyor and for depositing the article in the order loading implement on a discharge conveyor. The articulated arm gripper comprises an essentially upright longitudinal arm and an articulated arm which can be bent about an angle of articulation and on which a gripping device for gripping the article is provided.
|Gripper for a container|
The present disclosure relates to a gripper arm, and a method for its manufacture, for a device for grasping, holding and guiding in particular bottle-like containers which comprises a rotatably mounted control cam for moving a gripping section of the gripper arm from an open position into a gripping position, having a bore hole for supporting a bearing pin for pivotably mounting the gripper arm in the device, a seating for an opening means for moving the gripping section of the gripper arm from the gripping position into the open position, and a suspension means for cushioning and equalizing the force and/or deflection exerted on the gripper arm by the control cam. So that the gripper arm remains sufficiently free of contaminants and germs and is thus unproblematic to clean, the suspension means comprises a spring bar integrally formed in an end section of the gripper arm body..
A gripper for grasping and handling textiles and other flexible materials includes an external body housing a driving unit, which actuates a plurality of sliding elements moving away and approaching symmetrically; and a plurality of gripping members, each connected to one of the sliding elements by a first transmission group that includes a kinematic chain with levers that invert motion such that, during the approaching of the sliding elements, the gripping members move away from each other, and during the distancing of the sliding elements, the gripping members approach each other.. .
|One-star system for feeding and discharging containers for processing machines|
The invention relates to a processing machine having a processing wheel, which is in particular continuously driven, comprising at least one processing station for processing containers; comprising only one star for feeding and removing containers into and out of the processing device, which has at least two gripper elements for feeding containers to be processed to the processing station and for removing the processed containers from the processing station; wherein the processing station has a processing position within the processing station; characterized in that the processing station has at least one processing element processing a container, which is designed so that it can move the fed containers to be processed and/or the processed containers to be removed at least partially out of the processing position and/or into the processing position, in particular in a vertical or horizontal manner.. .
|Apparatus and method for providing film sheets, application apparatus for populating articles with film sheets|
An apparatus for providing self-adhesive film sheets includes a film dispenser that provides a film strip with at least one carrier film and a film for use that is self-adhesive on at least one side. A conveying device conveys the film strip from the film dispenser together with the carrier film on a guide track to a removal station, at which the film for use is removed from the carrier film.
|Method and facility for treating wastewater containing hydrocarbons, in particular aromatic compounds|
The invention relates to a method for treating wastewater containing hydrocarbons, in particular hydrocarbons from the group of compounds referred to as btex, comprising benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene aromatic compounds, said wastewater being in particular from the production or conditioning of natural gas, wherein, according to the method, the wastewater is subjected to stripping by the natural gas such that the hydrocarbon pollution is not only removed from the water by means of being transferred to the gas, but also eliminated during the subsequent combustion of the gas. The wastewater to be treated has a soluble btex content that is no higher than 1,200 ppm, preferably no higher than 900 ppm, and the weight ratio of the stripping gas to the treated water is less than 10%, the water being discharged from the stripper having a soluble btex content that is no higher than 30 ppm..
|Stripper plate adjustment|
A harvester comprises a first stripper plate and a second stripper plate spaced from the first stripper plate by a channel, and at least one actuator to move the first stripper plate and the second stripper plate based upon at least one of sensed crop attribute values or derived crop attribute values.. .
|Grippers based on opposing van der waals adhesive pads|
Novel gripping structures based on van der waals adhesive forces are disclosed. Pads covered with fibers can be activated in pairs by opposite forces, thereby enabling control of the adhesive force in an on or off state.
|Extrusion blow moulding equipement with reciprocating moulds moving "to and fro" having a small footprint|
A linear machine for blow moulding hollow bodies includes: an extruder feeding a head for extruding juxtaposed parisons lying on an imaginary vertical plane parallel to or coincident with the imaginary plane containing the longitudinal axis of the extruder itself; mould and counter-mould assemblies with respective grippers which can be alternately moved along an axis contained in the imaginary vertical plane of the extrusion head itself; and a unit for transferring the containers cyclically formed by the moulds onto a single conveyor located laterally to the path of the mould and counter-mould assemblies. The conveyor resides longitudinally under the extruder.
|Carbon dioxide stripping urea plant with a natural-circulation synthesis loop and a method for retrofitting such plant|
A plant for synthesis of urea with a co2-stripping process, comprising a natural-circulation synthesis loop, said loop including at least a urea reactor (1), a carbon dioxide stripper (2) and a condenser (3), said reactor, stripper and condenser operating substantially at the same elevated pressure, said loop comprising also a reactor effluent flow line (5), connecting said urea reactor to said stripper, which comprises means (15) for directly or indirectly detecting the flow rate and/or the direction of the flow through said reactor effluent flow line (5).. .
|Drive device for multiaxial transport of workpieces through successive machining stations of a machine tool|
The invention relates to a drive device for multiaxial transport of workpieces through successive machining stations of a machine tool, in particular of a multistage forming press, wherein the drive device comprises two gripper rails, wherein the two gripper rails are transversely displaceable independently of each other by a first transverse drive assigned to the first gripper rail and a second transverse drive assigned to the second gripper rail for the execution of a closing movement. The gripper rails are here vertically displaceable independently of each other for the execution of a lifting movement, and/or the gripper rails are longitudinally displaceable independently of each other for the execution of a transport movement..
|Device for treating and processing food products and food components|
The present invention relates to a food processing device, for example but not exclusively, a gripper, a conveying hook, or a collection cup (1), having at least one processing surface portion of matt stainless steel having the following roughness characteristics:—a roughness value ra, 0.2≦ra≦1.2 (μm), and—a peak density value rpc, 40<rpc<140 (1/cm). It has been found that with devices treated in this manner, the application of vision technology is appreciably improved, so that much more reliable images are obtained.
A tripper unit including a main body and a ramp for engaging a release mechanism of a railway carriage, the ramp being arranged to move between an elevated position and a retracted position, wherein the device further includes a pressurised actuator coupled between the body and the ramp to control movement of the ramp between the elevated and lowered positions in response to pressure applied to the ramp.. .
|Reagent bottle cap, system, method and apparatus for handling closure caps and like|
A reagent bottle includes an outer cap and an inner closing cap. The inner closing cap has a recess for gripping the cap.
|Ball type clamp assembly|
Described is a drain cleaner assembly, including: a clamp knob having a central cavity therein for accommodating a drain snake; a spout having a central cavity therein for accommodating the drain snake; the spout having at least one gripper cavity therein; at least one gripper disposed in the at least one gripper cavity; the clamp knob and the spout being attached to one another and also being displaceable with respect to one another to achieve at least two orientations, the at least two orientations comprising: a first orientation wherein the clamp knob contacts the at least one gripper and forces the at least one gripper into securing contact with the drain snake; and a second orientation wherein the clamp knob permits the at least one gripper to transition within the at least one gripper cavity to be out of securing contact with the drain snake. Other aspects are described and claimed..
|Suturing device, system, and method|
Improved medical suturing devices, systems, and methods may hold a suture needle at a fixed location relative to a handle of the device, allowing the surgeon to grasp and manipulate the handle of the suturing device to insert the needle through tissues in a manner analogous to use of a standard needle gripper. Cycling the handle from a closed position to an open position and back to the closed position may alternate the device between gripping the needle with a first clamp (for example, along a proximal portion of the needle) to gripping the needle with a second clamp (for example, along a distal portion of the needle) and optionally back to gripping with the first clamp, with the needle often staying at a substantially fixed location relative to the suturing device body.
|Semiconductor cleaner systems and methods|
In an embodiment, the present invention discloses a euv cleaner system and process for cleaning a euv carrier. The euv cleaner system comprises separate dirty and cleaned environments, separate cleaning chambers for different components of the double container carrier, gripper arms for picking and placing different components using a same robot handler, gripper arms for holding different components at different locations, horizontal spin cleaning and drying for outer container, hot water and hot air (70 c) cleaning process, vertical nozzles and rasterizing megasonic nozzles for cleaning inner container with hot air nozzles for drying, separate vacuum decontamination chambers for outgassing different components, for example, one for inner and one for outer container with high vacuum (e.g., <10−6 torr) with purge gas, heaters and rga sensors inside the vacuum chamber, purge gas assembling station, and purge gas loading and unloading station..
This invention provides a system for removing ammonia from landfill leachate. The system comprises: an economiser 22 for producing high pressure hot water in a hot water circuit from heat exchange with a hot gas stream carrying waste heat; a boiler 26 which is heated by the high pressure hot water to produce steam; and an ammonia stripper 32.
|Phased energy accumulation by keeping production from otherwise wasted energy resources|
Systems and methods are described for maximizing energy available for sale from a power plant during a peak demand period. An acid gas removal unit can include a lean solvent storage tank, a rich solvent storage tank, a stripper, and an acid gas compressor, which are fluidly coupled to an absorber to allow formation of rich solvent from lean solvent in the absorber.
|Flat mop and support plate therefor|
The invention relates to a flat mop which comprises a support plate (1) connected to a mop cover (2), said support plate (1) having a stripper (3) for removing the mop cover (2) from the support plate (1).. .
|Cladding light stripper and method of manufacturing|
A cladding stripper includes a plurality of transversal notches or grooves in the outer surface of an exposed inner cladding of a double clad optical fiber. Position and orientation of the notches can be selected to even out cladding light release along the cladding light stripper, enabling more even temperature distributions due to released cladding light.
|Adjustable work holding system|
An adjustable work holding system can quickly adjust for different sized work pieces and can grip components with a small, about 0.100 inch, grip on the material, eliminating wasted material. Adjustable jaws can be mounted on a base plate and tightened into a desired position.
|System and method of manufacturing a two-part fastener|
A system for manufacturing a two-part fastener may include a fastener-molding housing and an actuating assembly. The fastener-molding housing may include a fastener mold having a first mold section connected to a second mold section through a flash connection mold section.
|Medical device loading and carrier tool|
A medical device loading and carrier assembly for a medical device includes a tubular holder of transparent material so as to be see-through. The holder includes a flared proximal end for compressing a gripper element of a device carrier.
|Gripper pusher mechanism for tissue apposition systems|
The invention provides devices, systems and methods for tissue approximation and repair at treatment sites. The devices, systems and methods of the invention will find use in a variety of therapeutic procedures, including endovascular, minimally-invasive, and open surgical procedures, and can be used in various anatomical regions, including the abdomen, thorax, cardiovascular system, heart, intestinal tract, stomach, urinary tract, bladder, lung, and other organs, vessels, and tissues.
|Method and apparatus for collecting flat articles|
A method for collecting addressed letters in grippers and for conveying the collected letters further in the grippers, wherein the grippers each have a first and second gripper limb, and these limbs form an accommodating space. The method includes supplying a sheet that is partially folded along a folding line to form two sheet portions that are delimited from one another by the folding line, introducing the folded sheet into the accommodating space between the gripper limbs, wherein the folded sheet is subjected to a restraining force in the direction of a planar position of the sheet by the non-folded sections along the folding line, and pushing the portions of the sheet onto the adjacent gripper limbs by the restoring force, with an accommodating pocket being formed in the accommodating space in the process, and retaining the folded sheet in the accommodating space by the contact-pressure force..
|Automated truck unloader for unloading/unpacking product from trailers and containers|
An automatic truck unloader for unloading/unpacking product, such as boxes or cases, from trailers and containers is disclosed. In one embodiment, a mobile base structure provides a support framework for a drive subassembly, conveyance subassembly, an industrial robot, a distance measurement subassembly, and a control subassembly.
|Nuclear fuel assembly handling apparatus|
A fuel assembly handling tool that can be lowered onto the top nozzle of a fuel assembly, positively latch the top nozzle, unlatch from the top nozzle, and be raised off the top nozzle of the fuel assembly. The tool head, that interfaces with the top nozzle has load bearing grippers that latch onto the fuel assembly, that are located in a storage position up within the tool while the tool is lowered onto the fuel assembly.
|Grasp/portable technology device handler|
The grasp/portable technology device handler is a tool designed to enable easier handling/usage of portable technology devices such as tablets, e-readers, etc., through the utilization of the four-finger gripper, while additionally offering shock absorption for the devices should they be accidentally be dropped, banged, etc. This manual technology is unique due to a fusion design that not only maximizes operation-ability but simultaneously provides much needed device protection..
|Packaging system for storing, capturing and transporting dental implants|
Packaging system for dental implants allowing the conditioning of different types of implants due to its height regulation capacity that, additionally, eases the handling and the removal of the packaging implant by a gripper-shape mechanism, reducing damages or contamination risks of the implant before the usage.. .
|Needle bending apparatus and methods|
An apparatus for bending a hypodermic needle includes a bending die, a needle gripper configured to grasp the hypodermic needle, a servo-actuated slide operatively coupled to the needle gripper, and a servo- or pneumatically-actuated bending pin. The servo-actuated slide is configured to translate the needle gripper along a linear path adjacent to the bending die for positioning the hypodermic needle at a predetermined bending position with respect to the bending die.
|Stripper overhead heat integration system for reduction of energy consumption|
A stripper heat integration system includes a first heat exchanger; a second heat exchanger; and a refrigerant loop comprising a refrigerant and configured for flow of the refrigerant therein. The refrigerant loop is in communication with the first heat exchanger and the second heat exchanger.
|Footwear with interchangeable electronic faces|
A footwear covering system includes a piece of footwear having a sole with a perimeter boundary material and a footwear cover attached to the piece of footwear. The footwear cover includes an attachment device, a sheath attached to the resilient clamp and forming an elongate arcuate cover and indicia on the sheath portraying the face of a character.
|Fish filet gripper tool|
A gripper tool is employed for clamping the fish filet to facilitate the removal of skin from the filet. The gripper tool has a handle which is adapted to be gripped by the user and a gripping surface defined by a matrix of protrusions which clamp against the fish filet..
|Active gripper for haptic devices|
An active gripper for a haptic device including a parallel kinematics structure providing at least three degrees of freedom including three translational degrees of freedom, wherein the gripper comprises a first contact surface being adapted for contact by a first portion of a hand of a user, a second contact surface being adapted for contact by a second portion of the user's hand, which hand's second portion being moveable in relation to the hand's first portion, and a moveable member arranged between the first contact surface and the second contact surface and being adapted to actively move the first contact surface and the second contact surface in relation to each other.. .
|Collection system for purification flowstreams|
A collection system for collecting samples from a flowstream (5) exiting a supercritical fluid chromatography system is provided. The collection system comprises: (i) a first back pressure regulator (10) on the flowstream as it exits the chromatography system, (ii) a gas-liquid separator (30) having a tapered and angled dripper (65), which introduces the flow into the separator at an angle tangential to the separator wall; and (iii) one or more fraction collectors (15), wherein the fraction collector is at a reduced pressure collection point, between 100 bar and atmospheric pressure.
|Robot and method for milking a cow by this robot|
A milking robot comprising a movable arm and a plurality of grippers. The movable arm has a length in a longitudinal direction.
|Device and method for unpacking and feeding flat-folded and upright packaging sleeves|
A device for transferring flat-folded and upright packaging sleeves to a further processing unit, in particular a filling machine for liquid or pasty products, wherein in each case a certain number of packaging sleeves are provided in an outer package and wherein the outer packages of the packaging sleeves are opened and removed. At least one gripper element may be disposed on a robot arm for transporting an outer package to a cutting and unpacking station, elements for cutting open and unpacking the packaging sleeves, at least one suction device for vacuuming away the cutting dust resulting from the cutting open and a gripping device for gripping the packaging sleeves released from the outer package and delivering these to the further processing unit are provided..
|Gripper of robot and method for controlling the same|
A robot gripper is provided comprising two robot arms, upper contact parts, and lower contact parts disposed at the ends of each of the two robot arms. The upper and lower contact parts are in contact with a top and a bottom of an article when gripping the article, the upper and lower contact parts are semispherical shaped and have predetermined radii.
|Chuck body, machine center, and method for gripping a work object to be processed|
A chuck body includes a base, a fixed gripper finger, a cylinder mount, a slide, and a movable gripper finger. The base includes a planar member.
|Uses for an acetal based composition and method of thinning/cleaning/stripping|
An acetal-based composition is described which includes an acetal of formula r—o—ch2—o—r′. R and r′ are mutually independent alkyl or alkoxyalkyl substituents with at least three carbon atoms.
|Gas charging method and gas charging apparatus for a bag equipped with gas compartment|
In a method and apparatus for filling a gas in a gas compartment portion of a bag, a bag-conveying gripper (41) including a pair of gripping elements (45 and 46), and the inner surface (gripping surface) of the gripping element (45) being formed with a shallow groove (47). The bag-conveying gripper (41) grips the sealed portion (12) of the bag, and a neck section (16a) of the gas compartment portion (16) in the sealed portion is held at a groove formed in the gripping elements of the bag-conveying gripper.
|Gripper apparatus and method for controlling the same|
A gripper apparatus and its control method are provided. The gripper apparatus includes at least one gripper unit, and each gripper unit is configured with a first connecting rod and a second connecting rod.
|Process for isomerizing a feed stream including one or more c4-c6 hydrocarbons|
One exemplary embodiment can be a process for isomerizing a feed stream including one or more c4-c6 hydrocarbons. The process may include contacting the feed stream in an isomerization reaction zone with an isomerization catalyst at isomerization conditions to produce an isomerization zone effluent; passing at least a portion of the isomerization zone effluent to a stabilizer zone and recovering a stabilizer overhead stream, a bottom stream, and a stripper feed stream; passing the stripper feed stream to a stripping zone and separating the stripper feed stream into a stripper overhead stream and a stripper bottom stream; and recycling at least a portion of the stripper bottom stream to a deisopentanizer zone and passing a stream from the deisopentanizer zone to the isomerization reaction zone.
There is provided a molding stack (102). The molding stack (102) comprises a stripper sleeve (122) that is movable to contact a molded article (114) after the molding thereof; the stripper sleeve (122) having a first surface (204) and a second surface (206) for simultaneously contacting a side and an underside surface, respectively, of the molded article (114) during the stripping of the molded article (114)..
|Device for handling a load|
A device for handling a load provided with a thread includes a screw assembly equipped with a gripper and capable of connecting to the load, a first screwing indicator secured to the screw assembly, a second screwing indicator movable in translation relative to the first screwing indicator, and a spring. In particular, the spring is inserted between the first screwing indicator and the second screwing indicator and has an effect of returning the second screwing indicator such that the second screwing indicator abuts against the load, so that a coincidence between the first and second screwing indicator indicates a sufficient screwing of the device onto the load..
A gripper formed as a single component includes a hoop portion connecting facing arms. Each arm may have a tang end, a jaw end and a pivot intermediate the tang and jaw ends and be attached to the hoop portion at the pivot to be pivotable to change the size of a jaw opening defined by the jaw ends.
|Container for accommodating an ophthalmic lens during a lens treatment process|
A container (1) for accommodating an ophthalmic lens during a lens treatment process has a longitudinal axis (12) and comprises a containment portion (2), a mounting portion (3), and a retaining element (4). The containment portion (2) comprises a tubular section (21) and a bottom (22) protruding convexly towards the outside at one end of the tubular section (21) and has a number of apertures (23, 24).
|Stripping gas recycle system|
A stripping gas recycle process for a stripper is fed a water containing glycol and a stripping gas. The stripping gas removes a water content from the water containing glycol to produce a dried glycol and a wet stripping gas.
|Power tong and backup tong apparatus|
A power tong assembly and backup tong assembly are disclosed. The power tong assembly includes a drive motor driving a drive gear engaged with a rotatable portion of a bearing assembly.
|System and method for laser-based auto-alignment|
In a laser-based alignment system, a laser sensor tool, comprising a laser emitter and detector element can be gripped by a gripper unit of a robotic arm and used to automatically align the robotic arm with a work surface. A landmark on the work surface can be identified by scanning the work surface with the laser sensor in an x-y plane.
|Device and method for transferring reaction vessels|
A method and an automated system for testing liquid samples comprising a reaction vessel transferring device are presented. A first analytical unit for running a first diagnostic test comprises a rotatable first vessel holder detachably holding reaction vessels.
|Tool for a microtechnical clip|
The present invention relates to a tool for a microtechnical gripper. The tool of the invention comprises a tip having a support and first and second fingers disposed opposite one another in a chosen position.
|Sorting installation and sorting method using a gripping tool|
A sorting installation and a sorting method use a gripping tool for gripping sorted articles, particularly sorted flat mail items. During sorting, the articles are transported in holding apparatuses having two lateral faces each.
|Apparatus and method of egg transfer within an egg handling machine|
An egg carrier including a gripper mechanism wherein the egg carrier operative to grip and release and egg at a predetermined orientation. Accordingly, the egg carrier includes a mechanism whereby the gripper mechanism can be rotated whereby an egg can be released at an angle greater or less than 90°.
|Gripper assembly for downhole tools|
A gripper assembly for anchoring a tool within a downhole passage and for possibly assisting movement of the tool within the passage. The gripper assembly includes an elongated mandrel and flexible toes that can be radially displaced to grip onto the surface of the passage.
|Ripper assembly with direct load path|
A work vehicle, such as a motor grader, comprises a frame, a ripper, a tie bar attached to the frame, and a four-bar linkage attached to and disposed between the ripper and the tie bar for transferring a load between the ripper and the frame via the four-bar linkage and the tie bar. The four-bar linkage and the tie bar are co-planar with respect to a plane within which the four-bar linkage is movable relative to the frame.
A tilling apparatus and a method of tilling soils which includes the use of a rotational shaft having a number of cutter assemblies located at spaced apart locations on the shaft in which each cutter assembly has a multitude of blades which rotate as the rotary shaft rotates to form a plurality of spaced apart trenches having the same spacing as the spacing of the cutters, and a width caused by the width of the blades. As the blades dig the trench, the soil contacted by the blades is granulated and is tossed about by the spinning blades so that some soil falls back into the trench and some falls along the periphery of the trench to form rows of aerated granules which promote enhanced growth of plants or seeds in the trench and along the edge of the trench to improve the yield of pasture having the trenches.
|Single-gripper weaving loom|
A weft feeder (12) to transfer the weft threads (2, 3) from the selector (8) to the receiving gripper (5), movable along a second sliding guide (7), between an intercepting position (p1) of the weft threads (2, 3), outside the weaving shed, and the gripping position (p2) wherein the receiving gripper (5) receives the weft threads (2, 3) from the weft feeder (12).. .
|Gripping element and gripper input module for a haptic input system|
A gripping element for arrangement on an adapter element in order to form a gripper input module for a haptic input system for controlling an object, including a receptacle for holding at least two fingers of a user therein, wherein, at least in one portion, the receptacle has a functional connection to at least one sensor means, and at least one connection element for arranging the gripping element on the adapter element, wherein the receptacle is configured such that movement information of a movement of at least one finger of the user in the receptacle can be detected by the sensor means and hence the movement information can be transmitted for controlling the at least one object. There is also disclosed a corresponding adapter element, a gripper input module consisting of a gripping element and adapter element, and also to a haptic input system and medical instrument system..
|Automatic system for mounting door hinge to vehicle|
An automatic system for automatically mounting door hinges to upper and lower seats on pillars of a vehicle body conveyed by a conveying unit may include i) a first aligning unit automatically aligning a plurality of door hinges, ii) a first gripper disposed on one side of a mounting frame fixed to an arm of a first handling robot, and taking out the door hinges from the hinge box, iii) a second aligning unit loading the door hinges, and arranging the door hinges into position at a predetermined mounting angle, iv) a second gripper disposed on the other side of the mounting frame, and unloading the door hinges aligned by the second aligning unit, v) a mounting jig clamping and setting the door hinges into seats on the vehicle body, and vi) a bolt runner bolting the door hinges set in the seats on the vehicle body.. .
|Apparatus and method to store information|
A data storage facility comprising a plurality of data storage media, an automated data storage library comprising a first plurality of storage cells, one or more data storage devices in communication with the controller, and a controller in communication with one or more host computers, a vault comprising a second plurality of storage cells, wherein the vault does not comprise any data storage devices, and a robotic accessor in communication with the controller, wherein the accessor comprises a gripper mechanism, and wherein the robotic accessor can bidirectionally transport each of the plurality of portable data storage media between the first plurality of storage cells and the one or more data storage devices.. .