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USA
App. ser. numberPat/Reg numberTitle
08/346,3645.479.698Geometry Station
09/189,8946,173,881 B1Car Body Assy & Welding Station w/Reciprocal Gate - Supporting Systems
10/401,4716.932.263Vehicle Framing System for Plurality of Vehicle Body Styles
(APPARATUS)
11/165,4757.510.109Vehicle Framing System for Plurality of Vehicle Body Styles
(METHOD)
09/407,3186.419.071Lowerator Having an Actuator Capable of Combined Latch Actuation and Carrier Movement
10/192,2356.719.122Lockable Latch for a Lowerator Having Combined Latch Actuation and Carrier Movement
09/767,9316.554.119Flexible Automotive Assembly Line and Method
10/402,9016.827.197Flexible Automotive Assembly Line and Method
10/858,1337.128.196Flexible Automotive Assembly Line and Method
14/990,8519,540,181Pallet for conveying pieces or components in assembly lines
10/070,5336,666,632Twin-Spindle Machining Tool
11/404,7067,783,387Process for controlling industrial robots, and related robots, systems and computer programs
11/405,8707,650,205Process for controlling industrial robots, and related robots, systems and computer programming
12/007,3118,006,586Articulated robot wrist  
10/678,2137,177,724Portable terminal for controlling, programming and/or teaching robots or similar automatic apparatuses
12/616,3288,412,379Robot System
11/011,5037,786,404Method and device for laser welding
11/139,9387,560,659Method and device for robot-aided remote laser welding, with simplified control of focusing direction of laser beam  
12/472,9528,148,662Method and device for robot-aided remote laser welding, with simplified control of focusing direction of laser beam
09/767,9296.557.690Interchangeable Antler Nest and Work Cell
14/469,649RE45906Articulated robot wrist
08/834,3005,902,496Device and method for spot welding of motor-vehicle bodies or sub-assemblies thereof
11/169,0477,413,056Load lifting device
10/997,1157,296,726System for welding motor vehicles bodies
08/595,2075,647,243Device for hemming elements of pressed sheet metal
10/024,0296,601,750Integrated clamping and clinching device, particularly for joining sheet metal panels and the like
11/853,3757,770,780System for assembling motor-vehicle body structures or sub-assemblies thereof
13/384,3068,806,739System for framing motor-vehicle bodies or subassemblies thereof
12/973,2659,045,182Method for installation and assembly of mechanical components on car body
13/993,9509,422,016Self-adaptive method for mounting side doors on motor-vehicle bodies
09/768,0906.564.440Flex Cell V lift & Tool Tray
13/473,6898,950,647System for assembly of a component on a motor-vehicle body structure
13/472,5459,352,376Hemming head device and method
14/075,5969,376,258Accumulation pallet conveyor, for recirculating a plurality of pallets in an endless horizontal carousel, and method for controlling this conveyor
14/440,1219,315,326Accumulation pallet conveyor
14/080,1479,328,805Chain-tensioning device
12/954,7478,843,221Automation management system and method
09/407,3186,419,072Lowerator Having an Actuator Capable of Combined Latch Actuation and Carrier Movement
14/316,9659,517,502Tool head for performing industrial operations having a wireless monitoring system
10/044,1346.685.177Clamping Locator
10/098,0016.698.736Clamping Locator
09/767,5106.469.272Weld Gun w/ Inverted Roller Screw Actuator
10/274,6076.787.729Multi-Axis Articulatable Robot Having a Weld Gun w/ Inverted Roller Screw Actuator
09/987,8276.732.852Trunion Mountable Fixture
10/225,2916.799.673Versaroll Overhead Conveyor System
10/195,9436,912,774 B2App. & Method for Assembly of a Motorcyle Frame
-7.165.309App. & Method for Assembly of a Motorcycle Frame
110377456.912.774
10/404,4586.911.616Weld Gun Assembly
10/298,8186.723.944Pinch Weld Gun
10/407,6006.966.427PALLET/SKID POWER ROLL SYSTEM
(Transfer Media Lift Exchange System)
11/144,5457.232.027PALLET/SKID POWER ROLL SYSTEM
(Transfer Media Lift Exchange System)
60/460,9996.909.064Pinch Weld Gun w/ Swivel Shunt Connection
10/881,2007.108.189Precise Transport Positioning Apparatus Using a Closed Loop
11/497,1317.416.130Precise Transport Positioning Apparatus Using a Closed Loop
12/174,0758.109.443Precise Transport Positioning Apparatus Using a Closed Loop Controlled, Non-Direct Drive or Friction
13/351,7648.733.661Precise Transport Positioning Apparatus Using a Closed Loop Controlled, Non-Direct Drive or Friction
10/881,5236.948.227Framing Station Having Self Piercing Rivets
11/412,5887.896.217Welding Station Framing Apparatus w/Breakaway Provision
13/020,470
publ appl US2011/0162191A1
8.109.429Welding Station Framing Apparatus w/Breakaway Provision
11/451,5227.271.367Single Retainer Mounted Riser Breakaway
117684827.784.665Single Retainer Mounted Riser
12/819,435
Published Appl No. US-2010-0329820-A1
8.070.040Breakaway Fastener Cartridge
13/286,2778.261.960Breakaway Fastener Cartridge
11/602,7608.042.249Motor Vehicle Body Assembly Apparatus
(VERSAROUND)
13/270,3158.302.281Motor Vehicle Body Assembly Apparatus
(VERSAROUND)
11/782,8187.677.428Motor Vehicle Body Framing Apparatus
12/207,5348.304.681Universal Weld Gun Configuration
12/102,0468.229.586Method and Appratus for assembling a complex product in a parallel process system
"SMART CELL"
13/530,1908.620.467Method and Appratus for assembling a complex product in a parallel process system
"SMART CELL"
12/262,7228.201.723Robotic High Density Welding Body Shop
(ComauFLEX + BRIC)
13/076,470
Publ #US-2011-0192007-A1
8.308.048Robotic High Density Welding Body Shop
13/491,6638.474.683Robotic High Density Welding Body Shop
13/910,2978.733.617Robotic High Density Welding Body Shop
12/101,5838.150.165Visual Recognition
12/263,527
US 2010/0107789 A1
8,308,151 B2Elevator Assembly for Robotic positioning of a Tool or Workpiece piston stuffing from below
12/269,9558.713.780High Density Welding Subassembly Machine
45/9678.474.682Single GEO Pallet
13/906,8268.651.358Single GEO Pallet
13/219,7558.839.507VEHICULAR BODY ASSEMBLY LOCKING APPARATUS AND METHOD
Enhanced GEO pallet
WITH COMPLIANT HOOK
13/005,099
Publ no. US-2011-0172788-A1†
8.818.531Distributed Control System
"VERSACHIP"
A=61/169,553
B=12/760,146
8.713.799Versa Body Mover (Body Storage and Retrieval)
12/986,449
Publ US-2011-0209321-A1 (9/1/11)
8.789.269MODULAR MANUFACTURING FACILITY AND METHOD
Modular BIW Building Strategy
MODULAR BUILDING
13/151,6848.869.370Sequenced Part Delivery System
13/765,231
13/621,509
8.950.065WELD GUN PART CLAMP DEVICE AND METHOD
11/165,4757,510,109Vehicle Framing System for Plurality of Vehicle Body Styles
10/858,1337,128,196Flexible Automotive Assembly Line Method
10/407,6006,966,427Pallet/Skid Power Roll System
11/144,5457,232,027Pallet/Skid Power Roll System
10/881,2007,108,189Precise transport positioning apparatus using a closed loop controlled, non-direct drive or friction drive system with absolute positioning encoder
11/497,1317,416,130Precise transport positioning apparatus using a closed loop controlled, non-direct drive or friction drive system with absolute positioning encoder
12/174,0758,109,443Precise transport positioning apparatus using a closed loop controlled, non-direct drive or friction drive system with absolute positioning encoder
13/351,7648,733,661Precise transport positioning apparatus using a closed loop controlled, non-direct drive or friction drive system with absolute positioning encoder
11/412,5887,896,217Welding Station Frame Apparatus with Breakaway Provision
13/020,4708,109,429Welding Station Frame
11/451,5227,271,367Single Retainer Mounted Riser
11/768,4827,784,665Single Retainer Mounted Riser
12/819,4358,070,040Single Retainer Mounted Riser
13/286,2778,261,960Single Retainer Mounted Riser
11/602,7608,042,249Motor Vehicle Body Assembly Apparatus
13/270,3158,302,281Motor Vehicle Body Assembly Apparatus
11/782,8187,677,428Motor Vehicle Body Assembly Apparatus
12/207,5348,304,681Universal Weld Gun Configuration
12/262,7228,201,723Robotic High Density Welding Body Shop
13/076,4708,308,048Robotic High Density Welding Body Shop Divisional Patent Application
13/491,6638,474,683Robotic High Density Welding Body Shop
13/910,2978,733,617Robotic High Density Welding Body Shop
12/177,5298,923,602Automated Guidance and Recognition System and Method of the Same
12/101,5838,150,165Visual Recognition
12/269,9558,713,780High-Density Welding
12/257,9228,474,682Single Geometry Palletized
13/906,8268,651,358Single Geometry Palletized Framing Systemd/td>
13/219,7558,839,507Remote Locking Apparatus For Securing A Vehicle Body To A Vehicle Body Support
14/489,8569,493,201Vehicular Body Assembly Locking Apparatus and Method
13/005,0998,818,531Distributed Control System
12/760,1468,713,799Vehicle Body Assembly And Sequencing Method
12/986,4498,789,269Modular Manufacturing Facility and Method
13/151,6848,869,370Sequenced Part Delivery System
13/483,1569,513,625Integrated Vehicle Part Delivery and Build System
13/633,4619,032,609Direct Vehicle Body Locking Sensor Apparatus and Method
13/621,5098,950,065Weld Gun Part Clamp Device
13/903,5279,581,983Methods For Using An Automated Guided Cart
14/206,2469,410,895Process And Apparatus For Inspecting A High Volume Material Jointing Operation
09/025,7826,029,340Method and device for automated assembling of cone half-bites of a valve of an internal combustion engine
11/780,3267,930,823Cell for automated assembling operations and assembling line including a plurality of these cells
11/780,3457,950,125Cell for automated assembling operations
App. ser. numberPat/Reg numberTitle
14/245,459High Density Welding Subassembly Machine
SAM and BRIC - wider coverage
14/489,856VEHICULAR BODY ASSEMBLY LOCKING APPARATUS AND METHOD
Enhanced GEO pallet
WITH COMPLIANT HOOK
13/097,134
11/3/11: Publication No. US-2011-0265301-A1
VARIABLE VEHICLE BODY FIXED FRAMER AND METHOD
Fixed Frame Flex Framer
(4F FRAMER)
12/725,635Robotic End Effector System and Method
 Robotic End Effector System and Method
13/428,451Flexible Leak Test Cell Apparatus and Method†
PCT/US12/030331
publ# WO 2012/129496
Flexible Leak Test Cell Apparatus and Method†
61/635,950VERSA MAINTENANCE VEHICLE AND PLATFORM
Final Assembly Machine
F.A.M.
12/978,039
published appl #US-2011-0153034-A1
Universal Human Machine Interface for Automation Installation
6,344,626 B1Laser Welding in a Hemmer
61/525,883MOBILE MANUFACTURING FACILITY AND METHOD
62/112,678CFWG
13/180,891Method and Appratus for assembling a clutch (PWT)
Apparatus For Assembling Valve Springs and Retainers
13/483,156INTEGRATED VEHICLE PART DELIVERY AND BUILD SYSTEM
(VersaRoll SPD)
13/538,436THERMAL METAL SPRAYING SHROUD AND METHOD
PTWA - Metal Spray Masking Concept
PCT/US12/045195
publ. # WO2013/006529 on 1/10/13
THERMAL METAL SPRAYING SHROUD AND METHOD
PTWA - Metal Spray Masking Concept
Tie rod holding fixture developed with Steve Gideon and GM
POWERTRAIN
13/633,461Direct Vehicle Body Locking Sensor Apparatus and Method
14/576,377WELD GUN PART CLAMP DEVICE AND METHOD
serial number 14/538,038ASSEMBLY LINE QUALITY CONTROL CART AND METHOD
60/286,872Tooling Fixture Building Process
14/244307Multiple Natural Frequency Coupling with and without damping
PCT/US14/53409Multiple Natural Frequency Coupling with and without damping
13/903,527AGC- bagel
VEHICLE BODY OR COMPONENT TRANSFER DEVICE
Self-Engaging and Self-Disengaging Driveline Coupling
14/173,298SPR Feeding Device
RIVET FEED DEVICE
serial number 14/206,246PROCESS AND APARATUS FOR MATERIAL JOINING INSPECTION
62/028,959Vision Supported Cell Alignment Tool Development
62/028,966Laser Welding Joint Flame Spray Method
62/017,441Versa Inverted Carrier Lift
61/970,087Laser Braze Inspection
10/402,467A Pallet Conveyor w/ Lifterless Pallet-Locating Apparatus
62/091,687Modular Vehicle Assembly System and Method
14/245,459High Density Welding
14/700,396Vehicle Body Assembly Locking Apparatus And Method
15/333,546Vehicle Body Assembly Locking Apparatus And Method
14/527,098Robot Smart End Effector Tooling
62/451,338Weld Gun Chassis
14/576,377Weld Gun Part Clamp Device and Method
14/538,038Assembly Line Quality Control Cart and Method
14/173,298Continuous Fastener Feeding Apparatus and Method
62/359,455Robot Travel Path Calibration System
11412588Welding Station Framing Apparatus w/Breakaway Provision
62/332,598Inverted Carrier Lift
62/433,405Flexible Elevated Tranport Carrier
14/665,209Material Joining Inspection And Repair
14/968,126Modular Vehicle Assembly System and Method
15/378,298Adaptable End Effector and Method
62/474,824Modular Reconfigurable Vehicle Assembly Pallet
14/018,428Air-temperature regulation device for a machine tool
15/107,402Method for preparing a surface before thermal spray-coating
13/399,353Articulated robot wrist
13/368,388Robot manipulator
12 18 3497.2Precise Transport Positioning Apparatus Using a Closed Loop Controlled, Non-Direct Drive or Friction
13/473,124Method for Controlling at least two Robots having Respective Working Spaces Including at least one Common Region
14/016,632Industrial robot having electronic drive devices distributed on the robot structure
14/928,491Industrial robot and a method for controlling an industrial robot
15/180,379Device for converting a module of a station for control of industrial robots into an independent control unit
15/223,023Robot for industrial Use
15/388,083A multi-axis industrial robot, in particular of a SCARA type
15/386,414A multi-axis industrial robot, in particular of a SCARA type
15/403,413A system for robot-assisted control of a transrectal probe
15/429,731Multi-Axial Industrial Robot
15/596,326Automated device with a movable structure, in particular a robot
12/177,5298,923,602AUTOMATED GUIDANCE AND RECOGNITION SYSTEM
RecogniSense
15/596,768Sensorized covering for an industrial device
15/621,176Mobile Training Cell
13/892,757Electric spot welding head for a multi-axis industrial robot, and robot comprising this head
14/398,567Multi-axis Industrial Robot with integrated tool (Welding Machine)
14/131,047Station for loading and unloading piece-carrying containers
12/275,749Adjustable Nut Runner Assembly
ROBOTIC RADIAL TOOL POSITIONING SYSTEM
 Adjustable Nut Runner Assembly
ROBOTIC RADIAL TOOL POSITIONING SYSTEM