|| List of recent Ripper-related patents
| Image forming apparatus and image forming method|
An image forming apparatus including: a jetting head that jets, onto a recording medium, a curable ink composition including 3% by mass to 18% by mass, based on a total amount of the ink composition, of a polyfunctional polymerizable compound, and water; a chain gripper that grips a leading end of the recording medium onto which the curable ink composition has been jetted from the jetting head, and conveys the recording medium; and an irradiation device that irradiates light to the recording medium which is conveyed by the chain gripper and onto which the curable ink composition has been jetted.. .
| Image forming apparatus and image forming method|
An image forming apparatus including: a jetting head that jets, onto a recording medium, a curable ink composition including 0.5% by mass or more, based on a total amount of the ink composition, of a water-soluble organic solvent having an sp value of 21 (mpa)1/2 or more, and water; a chain gripper that grips a leading end portion of the recording medium onto which the curable ink composition has been jetted from the jetting head, and conveys the recording medium; an irradiation device that irradiates light to the recording medium which is conveyed by the chain gripper and onto which the curable ink composition has been jetted; and a paper discharge section that accumulates the recording medium to which light has been irradiated by the irradiation device.. .
| Device for vacuum gripping|
Disclosed is a device for vacuum gripping that may be used in a vacuum transfer system. The vacuum gripping device includes a supply passage extending from the lower end of the sidewall of a gripper body having a discharge passage therein to a suction hole provided below the lower end of the discharge passage.
| Pipe connector|
The present invention discloses a pipe connector which comprises one main body, one first gripper and one second gripper; wherein the first gripper is installed on one end of the main body and the second gripper installed on the other end of the main body; and first gripper and second gripper face different directions. The present invention complements each other to increase the number of pipe combination and does not require pipe connectors specially manufactured to correspond to other quantities..
| Ladder climbing apparatus|
A ladder climbing apparatus is provided for use with a ladder having a plurality of rungs. The ladder climbing apparatus includes a frame, a prime mover mounted to the frame and a power supply electrically connected to the prime mover.
| Injector for logging or intervention string|
A well logging- or well intervention string injector includes two adjacent motorized endless chains with gripper elements for bearing against the string. The gripping elements have an engagement packer against the string.
| Coordinated soft-touch case packer|
Disclosed is a product case packing system with a gripping head assembly and a packaging grid assembly linked by a coordination arm that synchronizes the delivery of the product to be packaged and with the positioning of the grid assembly into the packaging container. The system includes a gripper head assembly extension control module, capable of controlling multiple travel distances of the gripper head assembly in a single packing cycle, a product assembly detection module, and a packaging release control element for subtle separation of individual packed containers..
|Ammonia recovery device and recovery method|
A method includes a first step of, with a co2.h2s stripper maintained to have a pressure higher than atmospheric pressure, from the ammonia-containing wastewater, discharging co2 and h2s in a form of gas having a low moisture concentration from a tower top of the co2.h2s stripper while discharging an ammonia-containing solution from a tower bottom of the co2.h2s stripper; a second step of introducing the ammonia-containing solution obtained after the first step into an ammonia stripper which is maintained to have a lower pressure than that of the co2.h2s stripper, and thereby discharging a gas rich in ammonia containing a small amount of h2s and co2 from a tower top of the ammonia stripper while discharging water usable as industrial water from a tower bottom of the ammonia stripper; and a third step of introducing the ammonia rich gas obtained after the second step into a washing tower which is maintained to have a lower pressure than that of the ammonia stripper, and thereby discharging a wastewater containing a na compound from a tower bottom of the washing tower while discharging a h2s-free gas rich in ammonia from a tower top of the washing tower.. .
|Remote attaching and detaching device including cell camera|
A remote attaching and detaching device is provided, which includes a camera module to substitute a worker's vision in such an environment where the worker's direct access to the in-cell is extremely limited or impossible. In a remote attaching and detaching device including a camera module for monitoring operating environment of a slave arm of a remote robot working in hazardous environment, the remote attaching and detaching device includes a fixing module fixed to a proximity of a gripper provided on the slave arm, and the camera module is attachable to and detachable from the fixing module, and provides visual in-cell information or situation about surroundings of the gripper..
|Cornhead row unit|
A cornhead row unit including first and second longitudinally extending stripper plates mounted on a frame and having opposed stripping edges which define a gap between them. The frame further includes an adjusting arrangement operatively connecting the frame and at least one of the first and second stripper plates to selectably and transversely move at least one of the first stripper plate and second stripper plate with respect to the other stripper plate to vary the width of the gap.
|Punching device with gripper unit|
The invention relates to a punching device for processing samples, in particular dried samples, applied to a sample card, preferably liquids containing dna, such as blood, saliva and the like, comprising at least one punching means with a punch and a lower die, wherein the punch is movable between a resting position at a distance from the lower die and a punching position closer to the lower die. The punching means has a receiving opening, into which a sample card from a sample card container can be introduced by means of a movable gripping unit (300) of the punching device and can be positioned in relation to the punching means, and a punching drive, which can be coupled or is coupled to the punch of the punching means and which drives the punch between the resting position and the punching position.
|Control method for driving a ripper|
The control method for driving a ripper pertaining to the eight invention is a method for driving a ripper in which the movement of a ripper attached to the rear of the body of a bulldozer is controlled, said method comprising a first step in which the ripper is operated while the bulldozer is moving forward or is stopped, a second step in which the bulldozer is reversed and the ripper is raised, and a third step in which the ripper is automatically raised.. .
|Guide device for coiled tubing|
A coiled tubing guide-in device is applied to oil field coiled tubing operation and used for guiding a coiled tubing into injector head gripper blocks. The coiled tubing guide-in device mainly consists of a slip connecting head, a locking sleeve, a floating sleeve, a guide head, and a traction steel rope.
|Low profile pilot assembly and method for metal forming dies|
A pilot assembly and method for metal forming dies has a generally cylindrical pilot with a stripper that strips stock from the pilot when metal forming dies diverge. The pilot assembly is secured to one die member by a fastener by itself or in combination with a window mount.
|Micro-gripper for automated sample harvesting and analysis|
The present invention relates to a micro-gripper comprising tweezers, designed to be used for the harvesting of fragile sub-millimeter samples from their production or storage medium. The tweezers may be equipped with removable soft ending elements to prevent the deterioration of the sample.
|Processing of gradient index (grin) rods into grin lenses attachable to optical devices, components, and methods|
Embodiments for processing of gradient index (grin) rods into grin lenses attachable to optical devices, components, and methods are disclosed. A cylindrical grin rod comprises an optical axis and a longitudinal axis at a center axis, where the index of refraction may be greatest at the optical axis.
|System for rinsing electrodialysis electrodes|
A system for rinsing electrodialysis electrodes includes an anode input coupled to an anode of an electrodialysis (ed) system for receiving a first fluid from the anode. The first fluid is for removing ions from the anode.
|Gripper, conveyor system, and method for operating such a conveyor system|
A gripper for grasping and conveying objects while retaining the objects, and to a corresponding conveyor system and an operating method. The gripper has a gripper body and first and second gripper jaws.
|Device and method for producing fiber preforms|
A method and a device for producing fiber preforms which are, for example, a precursor in the production of fiber reinforced plastic components, are disclosed. The method includes the steps of tensioning the threads or rovings, draping the threads or rovings over a molding tool and attaching the threads or rovings to a fiber preform.
|Binding material processing of gradient index (grin) rods into grin lenses attachable to optical devices, components, and methods|
Embodiments for binding material processing of gradient index (grin) rods into grin lenses attachable to optical devices, components, and methods are disclosed. A cylindrical grin rod comprises an optical axis and a longitudinal axis at a center axis, where an index of refraction may be greatest at the optical axis.
|System and method for high-volume filling of pharmaceutical prescriptions|
A method of retrieving a vial from a carrier includes the steps of: contacting a vial contained within a carrier with a gripper assembly to shift the position of the container to one end of the carrier and to adjust the position of the carrier on a platform from a diverted position to a retrieval position; lifting the vial from the carrier with the gripper assembly; and returning the vial to the carrier with the gripper assembly. Such a method can improve the accuracy and precision of moving the vial to and from the carrier for dispensing..
|Automated beverage dispensing system with vertical staging|
The present application provides an automated beverage dispenser for use with a number of cups. The automated beverage dispenser may include a carousel with a number of shelves, a first actuator such that first actuator may maneuver the shelves in a first direction, a second actuator positioned adjacent to the carousel, and a gripper positioned on the second actuator such that the second actuator may maneuver one of the cups by the gripper in a second direction to one of the shelves of the carousel..
|Single axis applicator|
A single axis application unit for processing a glass workpiece includes a workpiece supporting table, an applicator movable on a traveler shiftable along a first linear axis and a central suction unit that is activateable to grip the glass workpiece that travels along a second linear axis oriented generally perpendicular to the first linear axis. A central suction unit brake selectively secures the central suction unit both rotationally and translationally.
|Resilient finger scrap stripper for corrugated board rotary cutting die|
An apparatus configured to cooperate with a rotating anvil to cut corrugated board comprises a rotary cutting die configured to rotate in one direction and to cooperate with the anvil to cut corrugated board. The cutting die includes a base and at least one scrap cutting blade and a scrap stripper that comprises one or more fingers that project from the base at an incline and which is slanted forwardly in the direction of rotation of the cutting die for stripping cut scrap pieces of corrugated board from the blade..
|Laboratory system for handling sample tube racks, an alignment element for sample tube racks and a rack tray receiver assembly|
A laboratory system for handling sample tube racks, an alignment element for sample tube racks and a rack tray receiver assembly are disclosed. The laboratory system to handle laboratory sample tube racks comprises a robotic arm (220) with a gripper (222) for gripping primary racks (pr), wherein the primary racks (pr) to be handled comprise a first end surface (76) and a second end surface (78), the first end surface (76) having a first surface geometry and the second end surface (78) having a second surface geometry, and wherein the gripper (222) comprises a first gripping arm (226) and a second gripping arm (228), with the first gripping arm (226) having a gripping surface being complementary to the first surface geometry, and the second gripping arm (228) having a gripping surface being complementary to the second surface geometry..
|Robotic package lifting assembly and method|
Described herein are a robotic distribution apparatus, system and method. The robotic distribution system may include a package delivery kiosk (pdk), associated frontend and backend package delivery management systems, a package inventory management system.
|Package delivery kiosk including integrated robotic package lifting assembly with shelving system|
Described herein is a package delivery kiosk (pdk) including an integrated robotic package lifting assembly and shelving system. The system includes a pdk, associated front end and back end package delivery management systems, including portals for the consumer, retailer, common carrier, sender, and recipient, a package inventory management system, integrated retailer access, and a real and automated retailer bidding system.
The invention relates to a tray sealer comprising a gripper system configured to tilt trays by means of a tray gripper so as to lift the trays off a collecting belt for conveying them into a sealing station.. .
|Print media gripper arrangement|
An example of a gripper arrangement is connected to a drive assembly, and arranged to guide print media along at least a portion of a print media path.. .
|Vacuum augmented electroadhesive device|
An electroadhesive gripping system includes a vacuum-augmented gripper. The gripper can include an electroadhesive surface associated with one or more electrodes and a load-bearing backing structure coupled to the electroadhesive surface.
|Sensing specimen gripper|
Systems and methods for system for gripping a specimen container are disclosed. The system comprises a plurality of gripper fingers, a processor, and a system for gathering data related to a specimen container.
|Sheet guiding device and sheet processing apparatus including sheet guiding device|
A sheet guiding device includes: gripper bars provided to delivery chains and each having a holding portion configured to hold an end portion of a paper sheet, the gripper bars configured to transport the paper sheet along a paper sheet transporting route spaced away from a travelling route of the delivery chains; a delivery cylinder having a guide surface and configured to guide the transported paper sheet, the guide surface extending along an arc-shaped transporting route portion in the paper sheet transporting route which is located outside an arc-shaped travelling route portion in the travelling route of the delivery chains and which is formed by the holding portion travelling along the arc-shaped travelling route portion; a linear travelling route portion formed downstream of the arc-shaped travelling route portion in a travelling direction of the delivery chains; and a suction guide for guiding the paper sheet to an inner side than the linear travelling route portion, the paper sheet located in a region downstream of a shift position from the arc-shaped travelling route portion to the linear travelling route portion in a sheet transporting direction.. .
|Device and method for producing fiber preforms|
A device for producing fiber preforms includes a plurality of unwind stations, a plurality of grippers and at least one first molding tool. Each gripper is movable on a path between a maximum position and a pick-up position.
|Stripper roll for use with calendering drives processing elastomeric mixes|
A method and apparatus are provided for automatic and hands-free threading of an elastomeric mix into a calender set of rolls comprising one or more pairs of rolls that have a nip between them. A stripper roll is positioned next to one of the rolls forming the nip and is rotated so that the outer surface of the stripper roll moves in a direction opposite to the outer surface of the adjacent roll.
|Shelving and kiosk system|
Described herein are a robotic distribution apparatus, system and method. The robotic distribution system may include a package delivery kiosk (pdk), associated front end and back end package delivery management systems, portals for the consumer and the retailer, portals for the common carrier, sender, and recipient, a package inventory management system, integrated retailer access, a real and automated retailer bidding system and a kiosk for distribution.
A wire stripper detects contact between a core wire of an electric wire and stripping blades and detects if the electric wire is cut short. The wire stripper includes a signal analyzer circuit that measures an impedance through the stripping blades for a change in the impedance caused by contact with the wire core and a buffer circuit, that when a contact of the stripping blades with the wire core is detected, applies a signal having the same level as that of an electric signal applied to the stripping blades to a side of a shielding material of a shielded cable for transmitting the electric signal to and from the stripping blades so as to reduce or prevent current leakage between a signal line of the shielded cable and the shielding material..
A wire stripper includes a displacement current detection and current-voltage conversion circuit that when stripping blades contact a wire core of an electric wire in a process of stripping a coating of the electric wire at a time when a predetermined time t has elapsed since a square dc signal was applied to the stripping blades from an electric signal generator circuit through a signal line, detects a displacement current of the signal line, converts the current into a voltage, and holds the voltage; and a determination circuit that determines whether the voltage of the signal line is a voltage level vok at a time of non-contact or a voltage level vng at a time of contact of the stripping blades with the wire core so as to detect the contact of the stripping blades with the wire core.. .
|Apparatus for automated positioning of eddy current test probe|
An apparatus for automated inspection and repair of a tube sheet. The apparatus has a rotating gripper pod, comprising at least one tube gripper, a sliding body portion containing the gripper pod; a housing portion comprising at least one tube gripper and a tool head coupling.
|Feed roll assembly|
A feed roll and stripper assembly for a rolling mill includes at least one feed roll at each of an entry side and an exit side of a pair of work rolls and a stripper at each of the entry and exit side of the pair of work rolls. Each stripper has a stripper tip.
|Bone fixation device, tools and methods|
A bone fixation device is provided with an elongate body having a longitudinal axis and having a first state in which at least a portion of the body is flexible and a second state in which the body is generally rigid, an actuateable gripper disposed at one or more locations on the elongated body, a hub located on a proximal end of the elongated body, and an actuator operably connected to the gripper(s) to deploy the gripper(s) from a retracted configuration to an expanded configuration. Methods of repairing a fracture of a bone are also disclosed.
|Dual stripper column apparatus and methods of operation|
Dual stripper column arrangements are described in which hot flash drum liquid is sent to one column and cold flash drum liquid is sent to a second column. Methods of operating the dual stripper column apparatus are also described..
|Apparatus for measurement and calculation of dew point for fractionation column overheads|
Apparatus for controlling the operation of fractionation columns to avoid column flooding is described. The apparatus uses mass flow meters to measure the mass flow rates of the receiver vapor, and the stripper hydrocarbon liquid stream or the stripper reflux and the stripper net overhead liquid.
|Method for measurement and calculation of dew point for fractionation column overheads|
Methods for controlling the operation of fractionation columns to avoid column flooding are described. The methods use mass flow meters to measure the mass flow rates of the receiver vapor, and the stripper hydrocarbon liquid or stripper reflux and stripper net overhead.
|Visual display system and method of constructing a high-gain reflective beam-splitter|
A system and method of making a remarkably bright high-gain reflective beam-splitter is presented. Each non-glued together touching layer of the multilayered film of the beam splitter has front and back reflective surfaces that additively increase the brightness.
|Method for operating a safety device for a handling device, safety device for a handling device, and handling device|
In a method for operating a safety device for a handling device, e.g., an industrial robot having a movable gripper device and at least one sensor device at least largely surrounding the gripper device for recognizing at least possible collisions with objects located in the motion path of the gripper device, a signal is output to a control unit upon recognizing a collision risk, resulting in a modified motion sequence of the gripper device on its motion path, which modified motion sequence is a controlled reduction in the motion velocity of the gripper device.. .
|Apparatus for the automated detection and removal of workpieces|
An apparatus for the automated detection and removal of workpieces comprising an object recognition device for detecting the workpieces and a gripper for picking the workpieces; and a gripper for picking the workpieces; and a control for evaluating the data of the object recognition device, for track planning and for controlling the gripper, wherein the object recognition device is arranged at a travel arrangement by which it can be traveled from a position of rest into at least one measuring position and back.. .
|Apparatus for the automated handling of workpieces|
An apparatus for the automated handling of workpieces comprising an object recognition device for detecting the workpiece and a gripper arranged at a gripping arm for picking the workpieces and a control for evaluating the data of the object recognition device, for track planning and for controlling the gripping arm and the gripper and comprising a compensation unit which allows an evasion movement of the gripper, wherein the compensation unit only allows an evasion movement of the gripper on the exceeding of a predefined first load of the gripping arm and remains rigid below the first load, wherein the first load is larger than a load exerted on the gripping arm solely by the gripper and/or the picked workpiece.. .
|Electrostatic charge removal for solar cell grippers|
A manufacturing system includes a gantry module, having an end effector, for moving workpieces from a conveyor system to a working area, such as a swap module. The swap module removes a matrix of processed workpieces from a load lock and place a matrix of unprocessed workpieces in its place.
|Jointing head for fastening element, and a fastening method|
The present invention comprises a jointing head 1, a robot with this jointing head 1, and a fastening method for affixing fastening elements 9 to a component surface b. The jointing head 1 comprises a gripper 30 that removes fastening elements 9 from a removal position e of a cartridge 70 by means of a pivoting movement.
|Cotton stripper with dual burr extractor|
An improved stripper comprising a plurality of ducting units, a platform, a bin, a header, and a chassis. Said platform supporting said plurality of ducting units.
|Bnc connector nut gripper/driver|
A socket assembly can attach a fastener to a receiving structure. The socket assembly includes a body portion defining a receiving space.
|Overhead robot system and a method for its operation|
The objective of the invention is to create an overhead robot system that reduces the movements of the system's gripper when it is desired to pick up an individual object from the middle of a stack of objects. The number of movements is reduced as the gripper can be driven to above the desired stack of objects and does not need to be subsequently moved to another location above the warehouse area in order to pick up and move a single object.
|Apparatus for the automated removal of workpieces arranged in a container|
An apparatus for the automated removal of workpieces arranged in a container comprising a first object recognition device for detecting the workpieces and a first gripper for picking and removing the workpieces from the container; and a control for evaluating the data of the first object recognition device, for track planning and for controlling the first gripper; wherein an intermediate station on which the first gripper places the workpiece after the removal from the container; and a positioning apparatus which positions the workpieces more accurately starting from the intermediate station and/or singularizes them.. .
|Heat integrated distillation column using structured heat exchanger|
Heat integrated distillation column for separating components in a fluid mixture. The heat integrated distillation fluid column is provided with a stripper part (s), a rectifier part (r) and a compressor (2) between the stripper part (s) and the rectifier part (r).
|Archery bow and bowstring dampener|
An archery bow and bowstring dampener is disclosed. The dampener comprises at least one sleeve and at least one piston.
The present invention concerns a device and method for reefing a portion of tubular film, the reefing device having at least one reefing finger and at least one drive unit. The drive unit has advancing means, which, for reefing the portion of tubular film, is brought into operative connection with the reefing finger at least at the height of a point of engagement, while enclosing the portion of tubular film, and moves the portion of tubular film in relation to the reefing finger.
|Remotely actuated surgical gripper with seize resistance|
A surgical end effector includes a clevis and one or more jaws pivotally coupled to the clevis. At least one jaw includes a slot.
|Vacuum gripper device|
The present invention relates to a vacuum gripper device used in a vacuum transfer system. The device of the present invention includes a vacuum pump that is directly embedded in a negative pressure chamber of a gripper main body, wherein the gripper main body is designed with a configuration for supporting and operating the vacuum pump, such as a first hole and a second hole connected to an inlet and an outlet of the vacuum pump.
|Transfer device comprising a gripper|
A gripper (42) for gripping an object (14), intended for a transfer device includes two jaws (64, 66). Each of the jaws includes: a recess (92), and a first clamping portion (94) and a second locking portion (96).
|Heat integrated distillation column using structured packing|
Heat integrated distillation column for separating components in a fluid mixture. The heat integrated distillation column is provided with a stripper part (s), a rectifier part (r) and a compressor (2) between the stripper part (s) and the rectifier part (r).
Apparatus and method for connecting tubular members in a wellbore. A host tubular member has annular members mounted within a receiving section to provide regions of differing resistance to the radial load.
Apparatus and method for connecting tubular members in a wellbore. A host tubular member has reinforcing annular members mounted thereon to provide regions of differing resistance to the radial load.
|Delamination apparatus and inline thermal imaging system|
A delamination apparatus that includes a stage to which a lower support, an acceptor substrate disposed on the lower support, and a donor film laminated with the lower support along the edge of the acceptor substrate, interposing the acceptor substrate therebetween are mounted. The delamination apparatus further includes a first gripper disposed in an end side of the stage to move an end of the donor film to a direction far away from the acceptor substrate by gripping the end of the donor film; and a first peeling roll disposed on the donor film to support the donor film disposed between the acceptor substrate and the first gripper, and rotating itself to a direction of the first gripper..
|Helical spline forming|
A flow-forming machine and method for forming a final part having helical splines. The flow forming machine is provided with a stripper plate for removing the final part having the helical splines therein from the mandrel and a thrust bearing is located between the stripper plate and the final part during stripping of the final part from the mandrel to allow relative motion between the stripper plate and the final part to successfully strip the final part from the mandrel without damaging and while maintaining the integrity of the helical splines of the final part.
|Gripper with emergency release|
A gripper for use in combination with a pin has a body having an axially open cavity in which the pin is engageable. Jaws in the cavity are radially displaceable between an inner holding position bearing radially inwardly on and gripping the pin and an outer release position in which the pin can be removed axially from the cavity.
A method is described for producing a micro-gripper, which comprises a base body and a gripping body connected integrally to the base body, which projects beyond the base body and provides a receptacle slot on a free end area in such a way that a micrometer-scale or sub-micrometer-scale object may be clamped in the receptacle slot for gripping and holding, as well as a micro-gripper according to the species.. .
|Unloading and loading crane arrangement, container terminal and method for unloading and loading a ship|
The arrangement is provided with a conveyor floor with a vehicle which can be moved across the latter at least in the transverse direction for displacing cargo, which conveyor floor has a first conveyor floor part where the vehicle can receive a cargo from the gripper and a cargo on the vehicle can be presented to the gripper, and has a second conveyor floor part for presenting cargo from the vehicle to the transverse conveyor track and receiving cargo on the vehicle from the transverse conveyor track.. .
|Gripper window rod|
A window rod assembly includes a support rod extending between first and second arms, the support rod including first and second rod portions, wherein the first rod portion is configured to slideably engage the second rod portion; a fastener for maintaining a fixed spatial relationship between the first and second rod portions; a force adjuster positioned in one of the first and second rod portions; a first end bracket coupled to the first arm, the first end bracket including a first part configured to be positioned adjacent to a first interior surface of an opening; and a second end bracket coupled to the second arm, the second end bracket including a first part configured to be positioned adjacent to a second interior surface of the opening.. .
|Tension expansion clamping tool block|
An apparatus for expanding and belling a tube is provided including a receiver for supporting a first end of the tube. A stripper block assembly orients a second end of the tube along an axis.