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Material or article handling

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08/07/2014 > 22 patent applications in 19 patent subcategories.

20140219749 - Substrate processing apparatus and robot controller: A substrate processing apparatus includes a housing, a transfer robot, and a robot controller. The housing discharges downflow air from a bottom wall side. The transfer robot disposed inside the housing includes an elevating mechanism that vertically moves an arm section capable of holding a conveyed article. The robot controller... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki

20140219750 - 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... Agent: Dynamic Micro Systems, Semiconductor Equipment Gmbh

20140219751 - Storage structures: A storage structure (10) according to the invention comprises a plurality of pallets (14) that is each configured to carry a load such as a car (16), a vertical conveyor (12) including a number of endless chains (26), a support structure (24) that defines storage bays (18) in which the... Agent:

20140219752 - Sliding winch lift system: A number of variations may include a container handling system for an automotive vehicle having a generally horizontal cargo bed area may include a wheeled container for holding cargo, the container may have an alignment surface adjacent a front end of the container; a powered winch connected on the vehicle... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140219753 - Vehicle with wheelchair positioning mechanism: The vehicle with wheelchair positioning mechanism includes an automotive vehicle that is modified to assist a disabled person to enter, operate and exit the vehicle. The modification includes a wheelchair lift adjacent the rear of the vehicle. An internal rail system extends from the rear of the vehicle to the... Agent:

20140219754 - Automotive vehicle container handling system: A number of variations may include a container handling system for an automotive vehicle having a generally horizontal cargo bed area including a container for holding cargo. The container may have an alignment surface. A power unit for imparting vertical and horizontal movement to the container may also be provided.... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140219755 - Actuating system for ejector of dump truck: An actuating system for an ejector of a dump truck is disclosed herein. The dump truck includes a load carrying container having a first end and a second end. The actuating system includes a fluid cylinder, a first pulley, a second pulley, a third pulley, a first belt, and a... Agent: Caterpillar Sarl

20140219756 - Leveling ramp for a wheelchair: An apparatus for providing wheelchair access to a vehicle, including a deployable wheelchair access assembly coupled to the vehicle and deployable to a position in which one end of the assembly is in contact with the ground. The wheelchair access assembly can include multiple panels. Some embodiments include a control... Agent: Dallas Smith Corporation

20140219757 - Doorframe gantry lift system: A number of variations of the invention may include a vehicle having a doorframe gantry lift system for raising and lowering a cargo module in the doorframe. A number of variations of the invention may include a cargo module having at least a first lift structure constructed and arranged to... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140219758 - Reach assembly with improved operator visibility for a materials handling vehicle: A materials handling vehicle includes a power unit, a mast assembly coupled to the power unit, and a reach assembly coupled for vertical movement on the mast assembly. The mast assembly includes first, second, and third weldments, wherein the first weldment is fixed to the power unit, the second weldment... Agent: Crown Equipment Corporation

20140219759 - Mast assembly with improved operator visibility for a materials handling vehicle: A materials handling vehicle includes a power unit, a mast assembly coupled to the power unit, and a reach assembly coupled for vertical movement on the mast assembly. The mast assembly includes first, second, and third weldments, wherein the first weldment is fixed to the power unit, the second weldment... Agent: Crown Equipment Corporation

20140219760 - Reach assembly with offset pivot points for a materials handling vehicle: A materials handling vehicle includes a power unit, a mast assembly coupled to the power unit, and a reach assembly coupled for vertical movement on the mast assembly. The mast assembly includes first, second, and third weldments, wherein the first weldment is fixed to the power unit, the second weldment... Agent: Crown Equipment Corporation

20140219761 - Wheel loader: A transmission for a wheel loader includes a first oil accumulating part accumulating scattered lubricating oil and a second oil accumulating part accumulating the lubricating oil from the first oil accumulating part. The first oil accumulating part communicates with the second oil accumulating part through a communication oil path. Lubricating... Agent: Komatsu Ltd.

20140219762 - Multi-deck mining vehicle: A mining vehicle includes one or more crawlers, a first deck positioned above the crawlers, and a second deck positioned above the first deck. The first deck includes a first floor surface providing a walking surface, and one or more first deck maintenance components configured to allow a person to... Agent: Caterpillar Global Mining LLC

20140219763 - Power shovel hoist machinery and ballast configuration: A power shovel including a tool for lifting, a machine house, a hoist drum, hoist drum machinery and an auxiliary weight box having a perimeter, the hoist drum and hoist drum machinery being at least partially disposed within the perimeter of the auxiliary weight box and the hoist drum being... Agent: Caterpillar Global Mining LLC

20140219764 - Centering guide for wafers of different sizes: An apparatus for centering workpieces of different sizes, particularly wafers, featuring a single plane centering guide. The guide features a plate having a cutout region with a first arcuate cutout within which a portion of a circumference of a first circular workpiece is nestable and a second arcuate cutout adjacent... Agent: Spintrac Systems, Inc.

20140219765 - Device for turning over an object: A device for turning over an object, particularly a package of stacked sacks, having a holder device for the purpose of receiving, turning over, and releasing the object, the holder device including two transport elements for conveying the object, and having a rotary device for rotating the transport elements about... Agent: Windmoller & Holscher Kg

20140219766 - Device for turning over and conveying an object: A device for turning over an object, particularly a package of stacked sacks, having a holder device for receiving, turning over, and releasing the object, the holder device including two transport elements for conveying the object, and including at least one transport drive for the purpose of driving the transport... Agent:

20140219767 - Device for changing pitch of stack: The purpose of the invention is to efficiently perform the work of changing stacked objects, which are stacked in one container with one pitch, to another pitch and storing same in the stacked form in another container. Multiple workpieces (51) are juxtaposed in a stacked form with a prescribed pitch... Agent: Plus Seiki Co., Ltd.

20140219769 - Method for transporting minerals and fossil fuels from underwater sources: e

20140219768 - Portable indpendent vehicle lift and support system: An improved vehicle lift system is provided for lifting and supporting a vehicle. The vehicle lift system includes a portable front lift for lifting and supporting a front end of the vehicle, a portable rear lift for lifting and supporting a rear end of the vehicle, and a portable control... Agent: Gray Manufacturing Company, Inc.

20140219770 - Rack type pipe feeder for a pipe fusion machine: For use in loading heavy sticks of plastic pipe into a pipe fusion machine, a pipe storage rack with hydraulically powered pipe stick dispensers and stands allows sticks of pipe stored on the rack to roll gravitationally onto a rocking V-shaped dispenser cam disposed between the rack and the fusion... Agent: Mcelroy Manufacturing, Inc.

  
07/31/2014 > 22 patent applications in 19 patent subcategories.
  
07/24/2014 > 26 patent applications in 20 patent subcategories.

20140205398 - Device for providing information on positioning of a moveable coupling of a marine fluid loading system: A device for providing information on the positioning of a moveable coupling which is located on a movable end of a fluid transfer line of a marine loading system and is adapted for connection to a target duct, the other end of the fluid transfer line being fixed to a... Agent: Fmc Technologies Sa

20140205399 - Automatic storage rack: An automatic storage rack is arranged along a route for a stacker crane. The automatic storage rack includes a rack apparatus body, and a plurality of shelves provided in the rack apparatus body. At least one of the shelves includes a base member fixed to the rack apparatus body, a... Agent: Murata Machinery, Ltd.

20140205400 - Milling machine, in particular surface miner, and method for mining milled material of an open cast surface: In a method for milling an opencast mining surface or for milling off layers of an asphalt or concrete traffic surface with a milling machine removing the ground surface, by milling the ground surface along a predetermined milling track and by transporting the milled material via a conveying device to... Agent: Wirtgen Gmbh

20140205402 - A handling installation for handling flat articles stacked on edge, and a method of unloading flat articles stacked on edge: A handling installation (1) for handling flat articles (2) stacked on edge and a loading method, the handling installation (1) including a transport trolley (300) provided with a box (303) having an inclined bottom wall (307), an end wall (306) facing which an opening (304) is provided, first and second... Agent:

20140205401 - Electric vehicle mobile host system - load, lockdown and charging: One variation may include a system including a mobile host having a vehicle compartment defined therein and a receiving platform in the vehicle compartment having a plurality of guide features for guiding vehicles into the vehicle compartment of the mobile host, and a loading station including a loading platform having... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140205403 - 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. Under the operation of... Agent: Wynright Corporation

20140205404 - Half-tilt bed unloading system: One variation may include a product including: a vehicle including a cargo bed comprising a tilting portion and a non-tilting portion.... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140205405 - Removable platform and load bed for vehicles: A movable frame is adapted to be loaded onto and unloaded from a stationary frame mounted on a vehicle. A platform is releasably mountable onto said movable frame. The platform and movable frame may be hoisted simultaneously when being loaded and unloaded from the stationary frame. The platform includes a... Agent:

20140205406 - Tiltloader for transferring cargo: A device and method for moving tilt frame and transfer bed portions of a cargo transfer system are disclosed. In one embodiment, the invention may include a table and a pin secured to the transfer bed. The table may pivot on a horizontal axis allowing the transfer bed to be... Agent: Miller Industries Towing Equipment Inc.

20140205407 - Hand truck for moving heavy logs or other heavy material: A hand truck for moving logs or other heavy material is disclosed. The hand truck includes a frame having a first section for being gripped by a user to manipulate and push the hand truck. The second section defines a carriage extending outwardly from the first section. The carriage serves... Agent: Fort Defiance Industries

20140205408 - Cargo deployment system: Select variation may include a cargo deployment system which may include at least one module for containment and delivery of cargo to a location, which may also include a vehicle for thoroughfare delivery of the module which may also include an edge at or within the height of a curb... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140205409 - Lift and roll load system: One variation may include a product including a vehicle including a powered lift arm connected thereto and a hand connected to the powered lift arm, and a body panel ramp, the hand being constructed arranged to capture a grab pin on a container, and wherein the powered lift arm, the... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140205410 - Damped offload system: One variation may include a product including a carrier having a doorway constructed and arranged so that a module or second container may be loaded into and out the carrier through the doorway, the carrier being movable, and wherein the carrier is constructed and arranged so that the doorway is... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140205411 - Working machine: A front bracket has a fixed part that is fixed to a bottom plate and vertical plates, and a pair of protruded parts that are protruded backward from a rear part of the fixed part so as to extend upper parts of sidewall parts. The fixed part and the protruded... Agent: Kobelco Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.

20140205412 - Power shovel having hydraulically driven dipper actuator: A hydraulic system for a power shovel is disclosed. The hydraulic system may have a tank, a pump configured to draw fluid from the tank and pressurize the fluid, a crowd cylinder extendable and retractable to adjust a length of a dipper handle, and a valve in fluid communication with... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140205413 - Work machine: A work machine capable of decreasing the height of a work attachment in a folded state and suppressing the influence on the operability during demolishing operation. An arm has a surface facing downward when the attachment is in a folded posture, and the surface includes a flat arm contact surface... Agent: Kobelco Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.

20140205415 - Machine having dipper actuator system: An actuator system for a machine includes a linear hydraulic actuator connected to a dipper of the machine, and a hydraulic system fluidly connected to the actuator and configured to selectively direct fluid to the actuator. A component of the hydraulic system is mounted on the dipper. The system also... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140205414 - Power shovel having isolated hydraulic dipper actuator: A hydraulic system for a power shovel is disclosed. The hydraulic system may have a cylinder operatively connectable to a dipper door of the power shovel, a reservoir located at and fluidly connected to the cylinder, and an accumulator located at and fluidly connected to the cylinder in parallel with... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140205416 - Robot having arm with unequal link lengths: A transport apparatus including a drive; a first arm connected to the drive, where the first arm includes a first link, a second link and an end effector connected in series with the drive, where the first link and the second link have different effective lengths; and a system for... Agent: Persimmon Technologies Corp.

20140205417 - Trolley apparatus: A cartridge of tubulars may be removably positioned with a carriage, and the carriage may move the cartridge transversely, vertically, and/or rotationally to roll tubulars on an adjacent tubular receiving member using only gravity from a selected tier of tubulars without human contact. A single trolley disposed with the tubular... Agent: Friede Goldman United, Ltd.

20140205418 - Big wheel cargo module: One variation may include a module may include a cargo cavity and at least one wheel. The module may be constructed and arranged to aid in the transportation and delivery of cargo or freight over terrain or rough surfaces.... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140205420 - Chimney tile removal tool: A tool for lifting a tile from the bore of a chimney or other vertical opening has pivotably connected arms. Jaws at the lower ends of the arms are offset from a lifting point of the tool and optionally, from the pivot point. An actuating mechanism closes the jaws. One... Agent:

20140205422 - Method and system for stabilizing an egg tray: The invention relates to an automated method for positioning eggs on a tray that comprises the automated detection of the presence/absence of eggs in the cells of a tray, and the picking-up of eggs from a supply and the placement thereof in the empty cells of a tray. The invention... Agent:

20140205421 - Single joint elevator having deployable jaws: The present invention provides an apparatus and a method for lifting a single Joint of pipe. The single joint elevator of the present invention comprises, in one embodiment, a pair of deployable jaws cooperating with a pair of static jaws to secure a pipe within the slot of a generally... Agent: Frank's Casing Crew And Rental Tools, Inc.

20140205419 - Sports equipment vehicle rack: A sports equipment vehicle for transporting sporting equipment is disclosed. The rack comprises of a plurality of support sections that allow the equipment carrying member to translate from the top of the vehicle roof to the side of the vehicle. Each support section has a bottom member, top equipment holding... Agent:

20140205423 - Method for providing transport units from a storage facility: Method for providing transport units from a storage facility on at least one removal line, wherein the transport units are stored in a plurality of storage racks and storage rack levels, wherein interior storage racks are arranged in pairs adjoining one another and have a storage aisle on each side... Agent: Dematic Accounting Services Gmbh

  
07/17/2014 > 18 patent applications in 15 patent subcategories.

20140199137 - Method and an apparatus for reducing the heat loss in a heated workpiece: A method of reducing the heat loss of a workpiece when the workpiece is displaced from a furnace to a tool includes displacing the workpiece resting on a carrier to the tool. The displacement takes place with the workpiece and the carrier located internally in a box with a heat... Agent: Automation, Press And Tooling, A.p.& T Ab

20140199138 - Semiconductor wafer handling transport: Modular wafer transport and handling facilities are combined in a variety of ways deliver greater levels of flexibility, utility, efficiency, and functionality in a vacuum semiconductor processing system. Various processing and other modules may be interconnected with tunnel-and-cart transportation systems to extend the distance and versatility of the vacuum environment.... Agent: Brooks Automation, Inc.

20140199139 - Station for loading and unloading piece-carrying containers: a turret (6), which can turn about a vertical axis and is designed to exchange with one another a first container in said workstation and a second container in said loading and unloading station, through a predetermined movement of rotation of said turret, said system being characterized in that, in... Agent: Comau S.p.a.

20140199140 - Apparatus, method and non-transitory storage medium for accommodating and processing a substrate: A substrate accommodating and processing apparatus is provided with a cassette mounting table, a processing part, a substrate transfer mechanism, a partition wall, a cassette stage, and a lid attaching/detaching mechanism. The lid attaching/detaching mechanism is provided with a key configured to be engaged with a key hole installed in... Agent: Tokyo Electron Limited

20140199141 - Lift mechanism: A lift mechanism is provided. The lift mechanism includes a frame having a base, a spine extending from the base and a table, adjustment units configured to permit table adjustments, an attachment mechanism by which the table is attachable to a rack frame and a driving unit configured to drive... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140199142 - Automatic tire loader/unloader for stacking/unstacking tires in a trailer: An automatic tire loader/unloader for stacking/unstacking tires in a trailer 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. Under the operation of the control subassembly, tires advance through... Agent: Wynright Corporation

20140199143 - Refuse vehicle including a cng tank compartment: A refuse collection vehicle has a receiving area in a refuse collection device. The receiving area includes a body cradle to receive at least one CNG tank. At least one CNG tank is positioned in the body cradle. At least one door covers the receiving area. The at least one... Agent: The Heil Co.

20140199144 - Low floor chassis conversion method and apparatus: Methods and apparatus for converting an OEM ladder frame chassis. Various embodiments include modifying the front and rear suspensions to allow increased lowering of the payload section and cab sections, and further to incorporate a payload section having a lowered floor.... Agent: Dallas Smith Corporation

20140199145 - Method, system and process for preparing a recyclable material: A method for preparing material comprising the steps of providing a transport vehicle including a horizontal ejector and a basin that defines an opening, wherein the horizontal ejector is coupled to the material within the basin; loading a first material into the basin proximate the horizontal ejector; loading a second... Agent: Edw.c. Levy Co.

20140199146 - Transportation of refinery solids waste: A vehicle configured to carry solid refinery waste is disclosed. The vehicle includes a mobile tank including a plurality of compartments and at least one buffer disposed between each of the plurality of compartments. The vehicle further includes a plurality of manhole openings on a top wall of the tank,... Agent: The Maitland Company

20140199147 - Control systems for a mining vehicle: A mining shovel includes a dipper assembly comprising a dipper arm coupled to a dipper, a boom assembly configured to support the dipper assembly, and an overcrowd prevention system including one or more sensors configured to monitor an axial force. The mining shovel also includes a swing abuse prevention system,... Agent: Caterpillar Global Mining LLC

20140199148 - Hybrid construction machine: A control device of the hybrid construction machine executes control selected from: hydraulic/electric complex swing control for driving the swing structure by total torque of the electric motor and the hydraulic motor when a swing operating lever device is operated; and hydraulic solo swing control for driving the swing structure... Agent: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.

20140199149 - Horizontal multiple articulation type robot: A horizontal multijoint type robot is so constructed that it comprises a first arm connected through a first joint shaft to a base, a second arm connected through a second joint shaft to the first arm, and a working shaft provided rotatably and movably up and down on the distal... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20140199150 - Order picking system and method: An order picking system having a system for transferring an article from a source container to a reception container. A article holder is configured for taking the article from the source container and placing the article into the reception container. A protection case is movable between a source position above... Agent:

20140199151 - Method and apparatus for storing and dispensing bagged ice: An article storage and dispensing apparatus and method in which articles made by series production are distributed from an article supplier into a storage compartment of predetermined dimensions for storage of articles in front and rear rows of article storage positions. An article distributor in an upper portion of the... Agent:

20140199152 - Double drum traction winch: The invention relates to a double drum traction winch (1) of which the rotatable drums (3,4) are both provided with adjustable grooves (7,8). Each drum comprises multiple, for example three or more, curved segments (11), each segment defining a section of a circumferential groove, such that multiple circumferential grooves on... Agent: Itrec B.v.

20140199153 - End effector: The invention relates to an end effector for a manipulator, wherein the end effector interacts with a workpiece, wherein at least one carrier, configured in particular as a carrier plate, for a tool arrangement is provided, and wherein the tool arrangement serves to interact with the workpiece. It is proposed... Agent: Broetje-automation Gmbh

20140199154 - Lifting system for lifting an item: A lifting system (1) for lifting an item (2) with a vessel (4) comprising a first support (5) and a second support (6), wherein the lifting system comprises an elongate lifting structure (3) comprising a first end (7) and a second end (8), an item connector constructed and arranged to... Agent: Heerema Marine Contractors Nederland Se

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