|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||70/0259 ; 70/024.5 ; 90/100.7|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 6 인용 특허 : 23|
A control system for a needle singulation and infeed apparatus that automatically picks up surgical needles in random, un-oriented positions on a transport conveyor or like device, and places them in oriented positions for suture attachment at a fully automated needle swaging station. The apparatus employs one or more robot devices for picking up the needles and placing them in individual precision engagement devices for sequential conveyance to an automatic swaging machine. After gripping the needle, and, depending upon the orientation of the needle wit...
[ What is claimed is:] [1.] A control system for a needle infeed apparatus having first conveyor means with singulated needles positioned randomly thereon for conveyance from a first location toward a second location, said apparatus having one or more robot devices each having a gripper means for picking said needles from said first conveyor means and placing said needles on a precise engagement device, said control system comprising:(a) control means for pausing said first conveyor means to create a dwell cycle for said infeed apparatus;(b) at least one...