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Device for suctioning off waste products from a production machine
A device for suctioning of waste products of a production machine, particularly a sheet extruder, with a suction chamber. At least one suction element extends...
Nanofiber filtering material for disposable/reusable respirators
Embodiments relate generally to methods of manufacture of a filtration media, such as a personal protection equipment mask or respirator, which may incorporate...
Fiber polymer trim
A corner trim material that is made of a material that will bond with current industry mastics such as all purpose joint compounds, resists impact, resists...
Injection device, molding machine, and method for controlling injection
An injection device is provided with a stationary-side frame supporting a barrel, a movable-side frame rotatably supporting a screw, a pair of ball screws, and...
Method and system for multivariate remote monitoring of polymer processing
In an injection molding process, it can be difficult to detect, in real time, process control variables such as pressure and temperature. Traditional...
Injection mould with hot runner manifold
To simplify the cleaning of hot runner feed lines, and consequently to reduce the downtimes, an injection mold with at least one central feed line and a number...
Small footprint apparatus, method, and tooling for molding large
A molding system includes a plurality of injection heads each configured to inject molten polymer into a mold cavity. Each injection head has an outer body, a...
Method of protecting the end of a multi-tendon cable
The method is for protecting the end of a cable made of a plurality of parallel tendons (10) anchored using a block (15) having a front side, a rear side and...
Hybrid composite utilizing injection-expansion molding
A vehicular instrument panel including a substrate having a first plurality of chopped carbon fibers within a first nylon resin and an expanded reinforcement...
Conductive adhesive and method of forming same
A method of forming a conductive adhesive includes condensation-polymerizing a carrier onto a plurality of carbon nanotubes each disposed on a substrate and...
Methods and apparatuses for cutting of thin film solar cells
Methods and apparatuses for cutting thin film solar cells are provided. According to various implementations, the methods involve cutting a substrate having...
Miter saw rear guard
A safety component is provided for a power saw that includes a rear guard pivotably mounted to the saw assembly. The rear guard is generally U-shaped to...
Articulating band saw and method
An articulating band saw apparatus provides a frame that includes a vertically extending section having upper and lower end portions. An elevator moves between...
Disconnection unit for instantaneous disconnection of a load
A disconnection unit (10) is described for instantaneous disconnection of a load connected to a vessel (12) with the help of a wire, cable, chain or the like...
Power tool safety mechanisms
A sensing mechanism (12) for detecting user contact with an active portion (26) of the power tool (10) is provided. In addition, a safety mechanism (14) for...
Magnetic knife wedge attachment
A magnetic knife wedge attachment for use with a knife has a spine-mounting portion carrying a permanent magnet adapted to be placed in magnetic contact on the...
Constant acceleration hydrocutting system
An improvement to hydrocutting systems includes a curved shape for the acceleration and deceleration sections of the system. In the acceleration and...
The present invention provides a mandolin slicer adjustable for slicing item in variable thicknesses and variable shapes, wherein the adjustment is enabled by a...
Apparatus for transversally sawing a tubular body
Technical problem: a low sawing precision of tubular bodies of an apparatus comprising a transverse sawing station (30), in particular said apparatus equipped...
Ring with cutting blade
A ring includes a ring body having a shoulder, a neck extending from the shoulder, and a cap extending from the neck and spaced apart from the shoulder, thereby...
One feature pertains to cutters that include a top lever having a first end that includes a first handle, and a bottom lever having a first end that includes a...
Loading device having suction assemblies with adjustable interspaces
A loading device of a robot includes a frame, a first pneumatic cylinder and a first pulley member mounted on a top face of the frame, a second pneumatic...
Robot hand and robot
A robot hand includes a first bit, a second bit, a first holding member, and a second holding member. The second bit holds a microtube between the first bit and...
Wire clamp with piezoelectric actuator and method and apparatus for
applying a preload force to the...
A wire clamp includes a clamp body; a pair of arms coupled to the clamp body; and a piezoelectric actuator having a longitudinal axis extending between a first...
Programming of a robotic arm using a motion capture system
An example method includes receiving position data indicative of position of a demonstration tool. Based on the received position data, the method further...
Presence sensing and position correction for wafer on a carrier ring
Embodiments of the invention include apparatuses and systems for determining the position of a carrier ring assembly supported by an end effector. In an...
Obstacle following sensor scheme for a mobile robot
A robot obstacle detection system including a robot housing which navigates with respect to a surface and a sensor subsystem aimed at the surface for detecting...
Method and system for robotic positioning
A robotic system including at least two acoustic sensors, spaced apart, for receiving respective versions of a respective continuous ultrasonic waveform emitted...
Remote testing method and system
In one example, a method is provided for a computing device to facilitate testing of an electronic apparatus. The method includes receiving a request from an...
Leg collision avoidance in a robotic device
An example implementation for avoiding leg collisions may involve a biped robot reducing a three-dimensional system to a two-dimensional projection of the biped...
Fault reaction, fault isolation, and graceful degradation in a robotic
A robotic system has arms, arm processors, arm supervisor, and system supervisor. Each arm includes nodes for controlling motors in the arm. Each node,...
Method and means for providing and/or controlling a manipulator process
A method for designating and/or controlling a manipulator process for a manipulator configuration having at least one manipulator, in particular, an industrial...
Apparatus and methods for controlling attention of a robot
Apparatus and methods for controlling attention and training of autonomous robotic devices. In one approach, attention of the robot may be manipulated by use of...
Lower limb structure for legged robot, and legged robot
Provided is a lower limb structure for a legged robot with which a load on an actuator for driving a knee joint can be reduced. The lower limb structure for the...
Robotic grippers including finger webbing for improved grasping
A robotic gripper includes a gripper palm, a first pair of adjacent fingers extending from the palm, each finger in the first pair of fingers including a first...
iAnt swarm robotic platform and evolutionary algorithms
The present invention provides a swarm of robots and a related method of operating the swarm. The robots are programmed to start at a nest and to select a...
Systems and methods for allocating tasks to a plurality of robotic devices
Methods and systems for allocating tasks to robotic devices are provided. An example method includes receiving information associated with task logs for a...
Companion robot for personal interaction
A mobile robot guest for interacting with a human resident performs a room-traversing search procedure prior to interacting with the resident, and may verbally...
Mobile tool cart and storage system including tool storage devices
A storage system includes a mobile tool cart having multiple shelves, each of which may be provided with tool storage devices, such as interconnected arrays of...
Stored energy stapler
A stored energy stapler includes a base portion and a first lever pivotally coupled to the base portion. The first lever includes a front end and a back end....
Ratcheting torque wrench
A disposable ratcheting device and method is disclosed, which may include a shaft extending axially through at least a shank. The shank also provides a cup or...
Tool having dual flex heads
The present invention relates to a tool having dual flex heads. The tool may have a flex head having a ratchet head and a flex head having a bit driver head....
A strap wrench is used to drive a cylindrical object and contains: a handle including two recesses and a longitudinal slot; a strap including a first end...
Polycrystalline compacts including interbonded nanoparticles, cutting
elements and earth-boring tools including...
Polycrystalline compacts include non-catalytic, non-carbide-forming particles in interstitial spaces between interbonded grains of hard material in a...
High-strength, high-hardness binders and drilling tools formed using the
Implementations of the present invention include a binder with high hardness and tensile strength that allows for the creation of drilling tools with increased...
Shaped, fractured abrasive particle, abrasive article using same and
method of making
Precursor alpha alumina abrasive particles in a mold are subjected to a drying process that cracks or fractures at least a majority of the precursor abrasive...
Method and apparatus for abrasive stream perforation
An abrasive stream perforation (ASP) system and method for forming a plurality of perforations through a composite part. The ASP system may include a compressed...
Underwater abrasive entrainment waterjet cutting method
The use of abrasive entrainment waterjet technology to cut objects located at the bottom of a body of water. Abrasive is conducted to an abrasive waterjet...
Grinding wheel truing method and grinding machine
A truing device is supported so as to be elastically movable in the Z-axis direction, which is parallel to a grinding wheel rotational axis, and elastically...
Chemical mechanical polishing pad with window
A chemical mechanical polishing pad is provided having a polishing layer; an endpoint detection window; subpad; and, a stack adhesive; wherein the subpad...