Patents by Inventor Martin Hosek

Martin Hosek 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).

  • Publication number: 20210268641
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a spindle platform; a traversing platform configured to move in a first direction; a lift system connected to the spindle platform and the traversing platform, the lift system configured to move the spindle platform in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction; a movable arm connected to the spindle platform, the movable arm including a first link connected to the spindle platform, a second link connected to the first link, and a third link connected to the second link, and a first actuator connected to the spindle platform and configured to cause a rotation of the first link, and a second actuator in the movable arm and configured to cause a rotation of the second link. The first actuator extends from the spindle platform into the first link to occupy a combined thickness of the spindle platform and the first link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventor: Martin Hosek
  • Publication number: 20210245372
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a drive; a movable arm connected to the drive, the movable arm comprising a first link connected to the drive at a shoulder, a second link connected to the first link at an elbow, a third link connected to the second link at a wrist, and a fourth link connected to the second link at the wrist; at least one first actuator located in the second link configured to cause a rotation of the third link about the wrist; and at least one second actuator located in the second link configured to cause a rotation of the fourth link about the wrist. One or more of a thermal management, a power distribution, or a communication is effected through the second link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: Martin HOSEK, Tuan HA, Dennis POOLE, Sripati SAH, Himanshu SHUKLA
  • Publication number: 20210234437
    Abstract: An apparatus including a frame, an optical sensor connected to the frame, and an environment separation barrier. The frame is configured to be attached to a housing of a motor assembly proximate an aperture which extends through the housing. The optical sensor comprises a camera. The environment separation barrier is configured to be connected to the housing at the aperture, where the environment separation barrier is at least partially transparent and located relative to the camera to allow the camera to view an image inside the housing through the environment separation barrier and the aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Dennis POOLE, Martin Hosek
  • Patent number: 11043857
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a motor having a rotor; and a stator, where the rotor is located at least partially in a rotor receiving area of the stator, where the stator includes at least one coil winding and teeth, where the at least one coil winding is located on at least some of the teeth, where the teeth include a first set of the teeth and a second set of the teeth, where the teeth of the first set of teeth are longer in a radial direction from the rotor receiving area than the teeth of the second set of teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Persimmon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Jayaraman Krishnasamy, Martin Hosek, Dennis Poole
  • Publication number: 20210173390
    Abstract: A system for condition monitoring and fault diagnosis includes a data collection function that acquires time histories of selected variables for one or more of the components, a pre-processing function that calculates specified characteristics of the time histories, an analysis function for evaluating the characteristics to produce one or more hypotheses of a condition of the one or more components, and a reasoning function for determining the condition of the one or more components from the one or more hypotheses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Martin HOSEK, Jay KRISHNASAMY, Jan PROCHAZKA
  • Patent number: 11031850
    Abstract: An apparatus including a frame, an optical sensor connected to the frame, and an environment separation barrier. The frame is configured to be attached to a housing of a motor assembly proximate an aperture which extends through the housing. The optical sensor comprises a camera. The environment separation barrier is configured to be connected to the housing at the aperture, where the environment separation barrier is at least partially transparent and located relative to the camera to allow the camera to view an image inside the housing through the environment separation barrier and the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Persimmon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Dennis Poole, Martin Hosek
  • Publication number: 20210151344
    Abstract: An apparatus including at least one drive; a first robot arm having a first upper arm, a first forearm and a first end effector. The first upper arm is connected to the at least one drive at a first axis of rotation. A second robot arm has a second upper arm, a second forearm and a second end effector. The second upper arm is connected to the at least one drive at a second axis of rotation which is spaced from the first axis of rotation. The first and second robot arms are configured to locate the end effectors in first retracted positions for stacking substrates located on the end effectors at least partially one above the another. The first and second robot arms are configured to extend the end effectors from the first retracted positions in a first direction along parallel first paths located at least partially directly one above the other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventor: Martin HOSEK
  • Patent number: 11002566
    Abstract: A sensing mechanism includes a magnetic source, a magnetic flux sensor, a sensor backing on which the magnetic source and flux sensor are mounted, and a ferromagnetic target, where the magnetic source, magnetic flux sensor, and ferromagnetic target are positioned to form a magnetic circuit from the magnetic source to the target, from the target to the sensor, and returning to the magnetic source through the sensor backing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Brooks Automation, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Hosek, Jairo Moura, Jay Krishnasamy, Jeff Paranay
  • Patent number: 10994426
    Abstract: An apparatus including a plurality of robot arm links movably connected to one another, where a first one of the robot arm links includes a frame, where the frame has a first end movably connected onto a second one of the robot arm links; and at least one vibration damper arrangement on the frame of the first robot arm link, where the at least one vibration damper arrangement includes at least one viscoelastic element connected to the frame of the first robot arm link by a connection such that, as the frame of the first robot arm link experiences vibrations, the at least one viscoelastic element dampens the vibrations in the frame of the first robot arm link based upon viscoelasticity and the connection of the at least one viscoelastic element to the frame of the first robot arm link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Persimmon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Martin Hosek, Dennis Poole
  • Publication number: 20210114238
    Abstract: An apparatus including a frame, a first position sensor, a drive and a chamber. The frame has at least three members including at least two links forming a movable arm and an end effector. The end effector and the links are connected by movable joints. The end effector is configured to support a substrate thereon. The first position sensor is on the frame proximate a first one of the joints. The first position sensor is configured to sense a position of two of the members relative to each other. The drive is connected to the frame. The drive is configured to move the movable arm. The frame is located in the chamber, and the drive extends through a wall in the chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Martin HOSEK, Tuan Ha, Christopher Hofmeister
  • Publication number: 20210111052
    Abstract: A transport apparatus including a robot drive; an arm having a first end connected to the robot drive; and at least one end effector connected to a second end of the arm. The arm includes at least three links connected in series to form the arm. The arm is configured to be moved by the robot drive to move the at least one end effector among load locks and two or more sets of opposing process modules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Christopher Hofmeister, Martin Hosek
  • Patent number: 10967511
    Abstract: A time-optimal trajectory generation method, for a robotic manipulator having a transport path with at least one path segment, comprising generating a forward time-optimal trajectory of the manipulator along the at least one path segment from a start point of the at least one path segment towards an end point of the at least one path segment, generating a reverse time-optimal trajectory of the manipulator along the at least one path segment from the end point towards the start point of the at least one path segment, and combining the time-optimal forward and reverse trajectories to obtain a complete time-optimal trajectory, where the forward and reverse trajectories of the at least one path segment are blended together with a smoothing bridge joining the time-optimal forward and reverse trajectories in a position-velocity reference frame with substantially no discontinuity between the time-optimal forward and reverse trajectories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Brooks Automation, Inc.
    Inventors: Jayaraman Krishnasamy, Martin Hosek
  • Publication number: 20210086349
    Abstract: A robot including a first upper arm rotatable about a shoulder axis; a second upper arm rotatable about the shoulder axis; a first forearm above the first upper arm and adapted for rotation relative to the first upper arm about a second axis; a second forearm coupled to the second upper aim and adapted for rotation about a third axis; a first wrist coupled to the first forearm; a second wrist coupled to the second forearm; a first forearm shaft having a first cam surface rigidly coupled to the first upper arm and to a first wrist driving member; a first wrist driven member having a second cam surface and coupled to the first wrist; and a first wrist transmission element, where the cam surfaces and the first wrist transmission element are configured to enable a nonlinear rate of rotation of the first wrist with respect to the first forearm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Martin Hosek, Christopher Hofmeister
  • Patent number: 10946749
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a first induction section comprising a first core and a first coil on the first core. A second induction section comprises a second core and a second coil on the second core. The first core comprises rail extensions, where at least two of the rail extensions extend from opposite ends of the first core. The second core comprises shoe portions located at respective ones of the rail extensions, where a gap is provided between each of the rail extensions and respective ones of the shoe portion. The second induction section is configured to move relative to the first induction section in a path along the extensions. The first induction section is configured to induce current in the second induction section, including when the second core moves relative to the first core along the extensions, to provide a contactless induction coupling between the first induction section and the second induction section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Persimmon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Martin Hosek, Sripati Sah
  • Patent number: 10950484
    Abstract: An apparatus including at least one drive; a first robot arm having a first upper arm, a first forearm and a first end effector. The first upper arm is connected to the at least one drive at a first axis of rotation. A second robot arm has a second upper arm, a second forearm and a second end effector. The second upper arm is connected to the at least one drive at a second axis of rotation which is spaced from the first axis of rotation. The first and second robot arms are configured to locate the end effectors in first retracted positions for stacking substrates located on the end effectors at least partially one above the another. The first and second robot arms are configured to extend the end effectors from the first retracted positions in a first direction along parallel first paths located at least partially directly one above the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Persimmon Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Martin Hosek
  • Patent number: 10940594
    Abstract: A robot arm includes a wrist, an end effector, and an adjustable joint coupling the end effector to the wrist. The adjustable joint includes a member received in a socket. In one example, the member is a ball. In another example, the member is a tang. In both examples, an upper flange and a lower flange can be used to couple the wrist to a forearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Persimmon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Martin Hosek, Tuan Thuc Ha
  • Patent number: 10894326
    Abstract: A robot arm includes a wrist, an end effector, and an adjustable joint coupling the end effector to the wrist. The adjustable joint includes a member received in a socket. In one example, the member is a ball. In another example, the member is a tang. In both examples, an upper flange and a lower flange can be used to couple the wrist to a forearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Persimmon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Martin Hosek, Tuan Thuc Ha
  • Patent number: 10882194
    Abstract: An apparatus including a movable arm; a robot drive connected to the movable arm; and a heat transfer system. The robot drive includes a first drive configured to extend and retract the movable arm and a second drive configured to move the movable arm and the first drive along a linear path. The heat transfer system includes a first heat transfer member on the base and a second heat transfer member, where the heat transfer system is configured to transfer heat from the first drive to the first heat transfer member and then from the first heat transfer member to the second heat transfer member. The first heat transfer member travels with the base, and the first heat transfer member moves relative to the second heat transfer member as the base moves relative to the slide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Persimmon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Martin Hosek, Tuan Ha, Christopher Hofmeister
  • Publication number: 20200384657
    Abstract: An apparatus including a movable arm; a robot drive connected to the movable arm; and a heat transfer system. The robot drive includes a first drive configured to extend and retract the movable arm and a second drive configured to move the movable arm and the first drive along a linear path. The heat transfer system includes a first heat transfer member on the base and a second heat transfer member, where the heat transfer system is configured to transfer heat from the first drive to the first heat transfer member and then from the first heat transfer member to the second heat transfer member. The first heat transfer member travels with the base, and the first heat transfer member moves relative to the second heat transfer member as the base moves relative to the slide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Martin Hosek, Tuan Ha, Christopher Hofmeister
  • Publication number: 20200373191
    Abstract: An apparatus including a drive having motors and coaxial drive shafts; an arm assembly having a first arm and a second arm; and a controller. The first arm includes a first upper arm, a first forearm, a first end effector, and a first transmission, where the first transmission includes a non-circular pulley, and where the first upper arm and the first forearm have unequal effective lengths. The second arm includes a second upper arm, a second forearm, a second end effector, and a second transmission, where the second upper arm and the second forearm have substantially equal effective lengths. The controller is configured to cause the drive to extend and retract the arms to move an upper substrate and a lower substrate on the substrate holding areas such that the arm assembly and upper substrate do not travel over the lower substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Scott WILKAS, Martin HOSEK