Patents by Inventor Floyd M. Holroyd

Floyd M. Holroyd has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 4046263
    Abstract: Tool changing apparatus for a multi-axis manipulator for selectively receiving and holding one of at least two different work tools. Each of the work tools is mounted on an upstanding table and is provided with a substantially vertical plate and a substantially horizontal plate. A support assembly is provided on the manipulator that is adapted to be locked to the vertical plate on one of the work tools for performing a programmed work cycle after which the work tool is returned and deposited on the upstanding table under program control and the manipulator is then locked to the vertical plate of the other work tool for performing additional operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1976
    Date of Patent: September 6, 1977
    Assignee: General Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Walter Cwycyshyn, Floyd M. Holroyd
  • Patent number: 3984009
    Abstract: An article gripper mounting device for a multi-axis manipulator that is attachable to the wrist assembly of the support arm and allows the manipulator to be used for moving articles along a straight line located in a substantial vertical plane without requiring concurrent movement of the support arm. The mounting device includes a carriage that is rotatably supported by a ring member combined with the wrist assembly and is movable along parallel guide rods through a linear actuator for providing the straight line movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 1975
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1976
    Assignee: General Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Floyd M. Holroyd