Resources Contact Us Home
Robotic library design for a storage cartridge pick and place mechanism

Image Number 8 for United States Patent #6424111.

A robotic library design for a mechanism that picks and places storage cartridges having a robotic shuttle assembly that moves parallel to the storage cartridges, a moveable stage that moves perpendicular to the storage cartridges, and a pair of gripping finger to retain, extract, and deposit the storage cartridges within the library subsystem. The pair of gripping fingers, initially biased in a closed position, are cammed open by the edges of the storage cartridge upon the moveable stage's approach and close upon engagement with the storage cartridge's notched recesses. The storage cartridge is moved within the library subsystem and is delivered to its destination when a solenoid activates a mechanical trigger that releases the pair of gripping fingers. The moveable stage completes the storage cartridge's delivery and resets for its next instruction.

  Recently Added Patents
Semiconductor arrangement with a solder resist layer
Display for gloves
Protocol delay measuring device and protocol delay measuring method
Door-activated entry light fixture
Providing user interfaces and window previews for hosted applications
VEGF-specific capture agents, compositions, and methods of using and making
Frame syncrhonization in orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing systems
  Randomly Featured Patents
Ultrasonic fraction and flow rate apparatus and method
Analysis utilizing isoelectric focusing
Sectional plate for wall port incorporating recessed scoop for wire management
Derivatives of 25-hydroxycholecalciferol
System, a method and a device for updating a data set through a communication network
Soccer ball goal
Lens position control device
Dust detection
Monopulse array system with air-stripline multi-port network
Chocolate chunk