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Number: 318/577
Name: Electricity: motive power systems > Positional servo systems (e.g., servomechanisms) > Program- or pattern-controlled systems > Multiple axes analog systems > Nonmechanical line, seam or edge followers > Optical or photoelectric line followers
Description: Subject matter in which the means to sense the line, seam or edge is a photoelectric means.

Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8598833 Electrically communtated motor with data communication device Dec. 3, 2013
8575877 Solar-powered window covering automation system Nov. 5, 2013
8461790 Rotary encoder, rotary motor, and rotary motor system Jun. 11, 2013
8411995 Deconvolution-based structured light system with geometrically plausible regularization Apr. 2, 2013
8396597 Distributed robotic guidance Mar. 12, 2013
8082064 Robotic arm and control system Dec. 20, 2011
8024071 Robot, controlling device and controlling method for robot, and controlling program for robot-controlling device Sep. 20, 2011
7852031 Machine tool having function of correcting mounting error through contact detection Dec. 14, 2010
7509177 Self-calibrating orienting system for a manipulating device Mar. 24, 2009
7402972 Device for feeding an actuating drive that can be driven wirelessly Jul. 22, 2008
7245994 Apparatus for cleaning lines on a playing surface and associated methods, enhancements Jul. 17, 2007
6847868 Apparatus for cleaning lines on a playing surface and associated methods Jan. 25, 2005
6816755 Method and apparatus for single camera 3D vision guided robotics Nov. 9, 2004
6816754 Method and system for controlling drive of a robot Nov. 9, 2004
6430472 Robot feature tracking devices and methods Aug. 6, 2002
6430473 Power assist apparatus and control method for same Aug. 6, 2002
6356807 Method of determining contact positions, calibration parameters, and reference frames for robot assemblies Mar. 12, 2002
5869945 Infrared scanner Feb. 9, 1999
5796610 Method of detecting seam characteristic points Aug. 18, 1998
5576605 Micro robot and holding case therefor Nov. 19, 1996
5465037 System and method for tracking a feature on an object using a redundant axis Nov. 7, 1995
5463292 Imaging apparatus having rotary table Oct. 31, 1995
5436543 Device for duplicating irregular shapes Jul. 25, 1995
5426356 Non-contact profile control method Jun. 20, 1995
5396160 Method of real-time machine path planning from a math model Mar. 7, 1995
5373150 Line tracing method and apparatus therefor Dec. 13, 1994
5357096 Line tracing method and line tracing apparatus Oct. 18, 1994
5343402 Non-contact digitizing control unit Aug. 30, 1994
5331232 On-the-fly position calibration of a robotic arm Jul. 19, 1994
5327351 Non-contact digitizing method Jul. 5, 1994
5321353 System and method for precisely positioning a robotic tool Jun. 14, 1994
5283509 Tracing control system Feb. 1, 1994
5274563 Noncontact tracing control system Dec. 28, 1993
5247233 Digitizing control device for generating tracing data Sep. 21, 1993
5245264 Real time straightness deviation measuring and compensation device for machine tools Sep. 14, 1993
5194791 Compliant stereo vision target Mar. 16, 1993
5140239 Non-contact tracer control device Aug. 18, 1992
5136223 Robot operating method capable of manual correction Aug. 4, 1992
5126648 High resolution piggyback linear motor design for placement systems and the like Jun. 30, 1992
5111126 Stereo optical guidance system for control of industrial robots May. 5, 1992
5083073 Method and apparatus for calibrating a vision guided robot Jan. 21, 1992
5079491 Robot control system Jan. 7, 1992
5079490 Spindle drive system of machine tool Jan. 7, 1992
5068588 Apparatus for mounting a flat package type IC Nov. 26, 1991
4988200 Apparatus for automatic tracking and contour measurement Jan. 29, 1991
4977361 X-Y addressable workpiece positioner and mask aligner using same Dec. 11, 1990
4965499 Parametric path modeling for an optical automatic seam tracker and real time robotic control system Oct. 23, 1990
4952772 Automatic seam tracker and real time error cumulative control system for an industrial robot Aug. 28, 1990
4949024 Contactless profiling method Aug. 14, 1990
4933541 Method and apparatus for active vision image enhancement with wavelength matching Jun. 12, 1990

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