NORGREN AUTOMOTIVE, INC.
|NORGREN AUTOMOTIVE, INC. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20100150743||Single Line Venturi Apparatus - An apparatus for providing vacuum to a material handling device. The apparatus of the present invention provides a housing having an aperture extending therethrough. The aperture has an inlet end for receiving a supply of pressurized air and an outlet end. A valve is slidably disposed within said aperture of said housing for movement between a vacuum position, wherein vacuum is provided to the material handling device through the use of a venturi, and a release position, wherein atmosphere air pressure is provided directly to said material handling device.||06-17-2010|
|20100147053||BREAKAWAY TOOLING APPARATUS - A breakaway tooling apparatus connectable to a manipulator and at least one tool for limiting the amount of damage to the associated manipulator and tool when the apparatus accidentally engages an obstacle. The detection mount has a narrowed neck region and stepped throughbore adjacent the narrowed neck region for creating a weakened portion that will fracture upon the realization of a predetermined force to the detection mount. An air passageway extends from an outer portion of the detection mount to an inner portion of the detection mount, wherein the air passageway is connectable to a supply of pressurized air. A blocking member prevents the pressurized air from passing through the air passageway in the detection mount when the detection mount is not fractured at the weakened portion, and the blocking member allows pressurized air to flow through the air passageway in the detection mount when the detection mount is fractured at the weakened portion. A pressure indicator determines whether the air pressure in the air passageway is above or below a predetermined air pressure level, thereby indicating whether the detection mount is fractured at the weakened portion.||06-17-2010|
|20090261218||Method of Manufacturing a Vacuum Cup Mount - A method for manufacturing a vacuum cup mount including the steps of providing a housing having a mount base and a generally upstanding wall extending from the mount base, providing a retainer having an aperture that extends from an upper side of the retainer to a lower side of the retainer and a plurality of recesses formed on the lower side of the retainer in communication with the aperture, placing the retainer on the mount base so that the lower side of the retainer faces the mount base, and bending at least a portion of the generally upstanding wall so that the bent portion of the generally upstanding wall engages the upper surface of the retainer to secure the retainer with respect to the mount base.||10-22-2009|
|20080226427||APPARATUS FOR ACCURATELY POSITIONING AND SUPPORTING MODULAR TOOLING - A tooling apparatus for securing and positioning an end effector tooling with respect to a workpiece. The tooling apparatus includes an elongated, substantially cylindrical backbone connectable to a manipulator and at least one saddle mount connected to the backbone. At least one primary arm mount is connected to the saddle mount, and at least one substantially cylindrical primary arm is connected to the primary arm mount. At least one tooling mount is connected to the at least one primary arm and is connectable to the end effector tooling.||09-18-2008|
Patent applications by NORGREN AUTOMOTIVE, INC.