Patents by Inventor John P. W. Flemming

John P. W. Flemming 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: 4611845
    Abstract: A robotic hand (10,36) for batch pickup of articles (12,38) arranged in an array of columns and rows includes a plate (14,40) having a plurality of article-receiving passages (16,42) therethrough. Each article (12,38) is captured within separate one of the passage (16,42) by at least one gripping member (18,44,46) which includes a strip (20,48,52) having a depending finger (22,50,54) extending into the passage. The gripping member is moved to capture the article (12,38) therein between the finger and the passage wall. The gripping members (18,44,46) are pivotally connected to rotary actuators (26,64) by linkage bars (32,58,62) which displace the gripping members (18,44,46) across the plate (14,40) to capture each article (12,38) within a corresponding plate passages (16,42).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1984
    Date of Patent: September 16, 1986
    Assignee: AT&T Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: John P. W. Flemming
  • Patent number: 4221997
    Abstract: An articulated robot arm (10) comprises n arm sections (13, 16, 18, 21) pivotally mounted one to the other. A plurality of independently controlled servomotors (12, 14, 17, 19) at each of the arm joints moves the tip (22) of the arm towards the desired location. All arm angles are measured with respect to a common reference plane, e.g. the horizon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1978
    Date of Patent: September 9, 1980
    Assignee: Western Electric Company, Incorporated
    Inventor: John P. W. Flemming