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PHD Inc. | Date: 2016-09-15

A gripper for a robot has a gripper mechanism with a jaw motion input, and a motor speed reducer combination including a speed reducer and a motor. The speed reducer has a motion output. The gripper mechanism has a first pattern of mounting features arranged about the jaw motion input. The speed reducer has a second pattern of mounting features arranged about the motion output. The first pattern of mounting features and the second pattern of mounting features are arranged so that the motor reducer combination may be mounted to the gripper mechanism in at least four indexed positions about the motion output and the jaw motion input.


Patent
PHD Inc. | Date: 2017-03-22

A gripper for a robot has a gripper mechanism with a jaw motion input, and a motor speed reducer combination including a speed reducer and a motor. The speed reducer has a motion output. The gripper mechanism has a first pattern of mounting features arranged about the jaw motion input. The speed reducer has a second pattern of mounting features arranged about the motion output. The first pattern of mounting features and the second pattern of mounting features are arranged so that the motor reducer combination may be mounted to the gripper mechanism in at least four indexed positions about the motion output and the jaw motion input.


Patent
Phd Inc. | Date: 2014-03-13

A method of conveying information to/from an impact sensor. The method includes the steps of producing a signal representative of an impact detected by the impact sensor; and altering a conveying of the signal on a single signal line if the impact has a characteristic that violates a preselected value.


Patent
PHD Inc. | Date: 2016-06-10

Articulating gripper tooling for gripping an object, the articulating gripper tooling comprising: an articulating finger jaw including a slot; a gripping element including a shaft and at least one finger attached to the shaft, the shaft having a longitudinal axis; and a locking pin disposed through the slot and coupling the shaft to the articulating finger jaw; wherein the gripping element is free to rotate a predetermined amount about the longitudinal axis of the shaft, limited by the locking pin contacting a surface of the articulating finger jaw and/or an adjustment element.


Patent
PHD Inc. | Date: 2014-10-10

A control valve for a gas turbine engine air starter. The control valve includes a spherical or ball valve element rotatable between a closed position and an open position to connect an internal flow passage to the air starter. A series of camming elements interconnecting a piston and a valve stem for the spherical valve element convert linear displacement of the piston into rotational movement of the valve for rapid opening.


Patent
PHD Inc. | Date: 2015-05-13

A control valve for a gas turbine engine air starter. The control valve includes a spherical or ball valve element rotatable between a closed position and an open position to connect an internal flow passage to the air starter. A series of camming elements interconnecting a piston and a valve stem for the spherical valve element convert linear displacement of the piston into rotational movement of the valve for rapid opening.


Patent
PHD Inc. | Date: 2015-09-04

A pin clamp for clamping a workpiece includes a housing and a locating pin extending through the housing and having a longitudinal axis. The locating pin is sized to be positioned within an opening of the workpiece. A finger is positioned adjacent to the locating pin and movable in a transverse direction relative to the longitudinal axis to retain the workpiece on the locating pin. A linear actuator is configured to move the locating pin in opposite directions along the longitudinal axis. A locking arrangement is carried by the housing. A sequence cam is connected with the linear actuator in a manner allowing axial movement of the linear actuator to be converted into transverse movement of the sequence cam. The sequence cam includes an engagement surface which engages the locking arrangement to lock the locating pin and the finger against the workpiece upon retraction of the linear actuator.


Patent
PHD Inc. | Date: 2014-09-17

An impact sensor comprises an impact detector that is configured to produce a signal representative of an impact experienced by the impact sensor; and a single signal line for conveying the signal. A method of conveying information to/from the impact sensor, the method comprises the steps of producing a signal representative of an impact detected by the impact sensor; and stopping a conveying of the signal on the single signal line if the impact has a characteristic that is above a first preselected value.


Patent
Phd Inc. | Date: 2015-09-18

A pin clamp for clamping a workpiece includes a housing having a longitudinal axis and a locating pin extending through the housing. The locating pin is sized to be positioned within an opening of the workpiece. A finger is positioned adjacent to the locating pin and movable in a transverse direction relative to the longitudinal axis to retain the workpiece on the locating pin. An exterior driving linkage is configured to move the locating pin in opposite directions along the longitudinal axis. A locking arrangement is carried by the housing. A sequence cam is connected with the exterior driving linkage thereby allowing axial movement of the exterior driving linkage to be converted into transverse movement of the sequence cam. The sequence cam includes an engagement surface which engages the locking arrangement to lock the locating pin and the finger against the workpiece upon retraction of the exterior driving linkage.


Patent
PHD Inc. | Date: 2016-10-19

A pin clamp (2) for clamping a workpiece includes a housing (4) having a longitudinal axis and a locating pin (6) extending through the housing. The locating pin (6) is sized to be positioned within an opening of the workpiece. A finger (10) is positioned adjacent to the locating pin (6) and movable in a transverse direction relative to the longitudinal axis to retain the workpiece on the locating pin (6). An exterior driving linkage (150) is configured to move the locating pin (6) in opposite directions along the longitudinal axis. A locking arrangement is carried by the housing. A sequence cam (54) is connected with the exterior driving linkage (150) thereby allowing axial movement of the exterior driving linkage (150) to be converted into transverse movement of the sequence cam. The sequence cam (54) includes an engagement surface which engages the locking arrangement to lock the locating pin (6) and the finger (10) against the workpiece upon retraction of the exterior driving linkage.

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