Windshield insertion system for a vehicle on a moving conveyor apparatus

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 4670974
SERIAL NO

06795687

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The present invention provides a technique as well as a system whereby through the use of industrial automation, windshields and the like can be inserted into a vehicle which is on a continuously moving conveyor line without stopping the vehicle. Thus, the vehicle is in motion on the conveyor during the insertion. The windshield can be automatically centered for robot acquisition through a unique mechanical device; and, multi-sensor information is converted into real-time path modification signals for robot guidance.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
AEG WESTINGHOUSE INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION CORPORATIONSOMERVILLE, NJ0

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Antoszewski, Richard S Glenshaw, PA 7 146
Falise, F Ronald Penn Hills Township, Allegheny County, PA 1 33
Sciulli, Francis J Crafton, PA 20 788
Toto, Gregory M Mt. Lebanon, PA 7 256

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