Patents by Inventor Victor D. Scheinman

Victor D. Scheinman 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: 4819978
    Abstract: A grasp force sensor for robotic hands is disclosed. A flexible block is located in the base of each claw through which the grasp force is exerted. The block yields minute parallelogram deflection when the claws are subjected to grasping forces. A parallelogram deflection closely resembles pure translational deflection, whereby the claws remain in substantial alignment with each other during grasping. Strain gauge transducers supply signals which provide precise knowledge of and control over grasp forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 11, 1989
    Assignee: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Victor D. Scheinman, Antal K. Bejczy, Howard C. Primus