Work positioning method and apparatus

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 5168453
SERIAL NO

07505330

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A method and apparatus for positioning a plurality of works combined to assemble an article. Values of positions of a plurality of reference points set on each of the works are measured. The measured position values are accumulated to provide measured position data defining a measured position of the work. The measured position data are compared with design data defining a position specified for the work to provide error data defining a difference between the measured and specified positions for the work. The error data are used to position the work with respect to the other works.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.YOKOHAMA5430

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Naitoh, Tatsuo Atsugi, JP 2 43
Nomaru, Minoru Yokohama, JP 7 107

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