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Summary of "ISSUED" Patents and "PENDING" Patents

US "ISSUED" Patents

APP. SER. NUMBER PAT/REG NUMBER TITLE
08/346,364 5.479.698 Geometry Station
09/189,894 6,173,881 B1 Car Body Assy & Welding Station w/Reciprocal Gate - Supporting Systems
10/401,471 6.932.263 Vehicle Framing System for Plurality of Vehicle Body Styles
(APPARATUS)
11/165,475 7.510.109 Vehicle Framing System for Plurality of Vehicle Body Styles
(METHOD)
09/407,318 6.419.071 Lowerator Having an Actuator Capable of Combined Latch Actuation and Carrier Movement
10/192,235 6.719.122 Lockable Latch for a Lowerator Having Combined Latch Actuation and Carrier Movement
09/767,931 6.554.119 Flexible Automotive Assembly Line and Method
10/402,901 6.827.197 Flexible Automotive Assembly Line and Method
10/858,133 7.128.196 Flexible Automotive Assembly Line and Method
09/767,929 6.557.690 Interchangeable Antler Nest and Work Cell
09/768,090 6.564.440 †Flex Cell V lift & Tool Tray
10/044,134 6.685.177 Clamping Locator
10/098,001 6.698.736 Clamping Locator
09/767,510 6.469.272 Weld Gun w/ Inverted Roller Screw Actuator
10/274,607 6.787.729 Multi-Axis Articulatable Robot Having a Weld Gun w/ Inverted Roller Screw Actuator
09/987,827 6.732.852 Trunion Mountable Fixture
10/225,291 6.799.673 Versaroll Overhead Conveyor System
10/195,943 6,912,774 B2 App. & Method for Assembly of a Motorcyle Frame
  7.165.309 App. & Method for Assembly of a Motorcycle Frame
11037745 6.912.774  
10/404,458 6.911.616 Weld Gun Assembly
10/298,818 6.723.944 Pinch Weld Gun
10/407,600 6.966.427 PALLET/SKID POWER ROLL SYSTEM
(Transfer Media Lift Exchange System)
11/144,545 7.232.027 PALLET/SKID POWER ROLL SYSTEM
(Transfer Media Lift Exchange System)
†60/460,999 6.909.064 Pinch Weld Gun w/ Swivel Shunt Connection
10/881,200 7.108.189 Precise Transport Positioning Apparatus Using a Closed Loop
11/497,131 7.416.130 Precise Transport Positioning Apparatus Using a Closed Loop
12/174,075 8.109.443 Precise Transport Positioning Apparatus Using a Closed Loop Controlled, Non-Direct Drive or Friction
13/351,764 8.733.661 Precise Transport Positioning Apparatus Using a Closed Loop Controlled, Non-Direct Drive or Friction
10/881,523 6.948.227 Framing Station Having Self Piercing Rivets
11/412,588 7.896.217 Welding Station Framing Apparatus w/Breakaway Provision
13/020,470

publ appl US2011/0162191A1
8.109.429 Welding Station Framing Apparatus w/Breakaway Provision
11/451,522 7.271.367 Single Retainer Mounted Riser Breakaway
11768482 7.784.665 Single Retainer Mounted Riser
12/819,435
Published Appl No. US-2010-0329820-A1
8.070.040 Breakaway Fastener Cartridge
13/286,277 8.261.960 Breakaway Fastener Cartridge
11/602,760 8.042.249 Motor Vehicle Body Assembly Apparatus
(VERSAROUND)
13/270,315 8.302.281 Motor Vehicle Body Assembly Apparatus
(VERSAROUND)
11/782,818 7.677.428 Motor Vehicle Body Framing Apparatus
12/207,534 8.304.681 Universal Weld Gun Configuration
12/102,046 8.229.586 Method and Appratus for assembling a complex product in a parallel process system
"SMART CELL"
13/530,190 8.620.467 Method and Appratus for assembling a complex product in a parallel process system
"SMART CELL"
12/262,722 8.201.723 Robotic High Density Welding Body Shop
(ComauFLEX + BRIC)
13/076,470
Publ #US-2011-0192007-A1
8.308.048 Robotic High Density Welding Body Shop
13/491,663 8.474.683 Robotic High Density Welding Body Shop
13/910,297 8.733.617 Robotic High Density Welding Body Shop
12/101,583 8.150.165 Visual Recognition
12/263,527
US 2010/0107789 A1†
8,308,151 B2 Elevator Assembly for Robotic positioning of a Tool or Workpiece
piston stuffing from below
12/269,955 8.713.780 High Density Welding Subassembly Machine
12/257,922 8.474.682 Single GEO Pallet
13/906,826 8.651.358 Single GEO Pallet
13/219,755 8.839.507 VEHICULAR BODY ASSEMBLY LOCKING APPARATUS AND METHOD
Enhanced GEO pallet
WITH COMPLIANT HOOK
13/005,099

Publ no. US-2011-0172788-A1†
8.818.531 Distributed Control System
"VERSACHIP"
A=61/169,553
B=12/760,146
8.713.799 Versa Body Mover
(Body Storage and Retrieval)
12/986,449
Publ US-2011-0209321-A1 (9/1/11)
8.789.269 MODULAR MANUFACTURING FACILITY AND METHOD
Modular BIW Building Strategy
MODULAR BUILDING
13/151,684† 8.869.370 Sequenced Part Delivery System
13/765,231
13/621,509
8.950.065 WELD GUN PART CLAMP DEVICE AND METHOD

US "PENDING" Patents

APP. SER. NUMBER PAT/REG NUMBER TITLE
  6,344,626 B1 Laser Welding in a Hemmer
†60/286,872   Tooling Fixture Building Process
10/402,467   A Pallet Conveyor w/ Lifterless Pallet-Locating Apparatus
11412588   Welding Station Framing Apparatus w/Breakaway Provision
12 18 3497.2   Precise Transport Positioning Apparatus Using a Closed Loop Controlled, Non-Direct Drive or Friction
12/177,529 8,923,602 AUTOMATED GUIDANCE AND RECOGNITION SYSTEM
RecogniSense
12/275,749   Adjustable Nut Runner Assembly
ROBOTIC RADIAL TOOL POSITIONING SYSTEM
    Adjustable Nut Runner Assembly
ROBOTIC RADIAL TOOL POSITIONING SYSTEM
14/245,459    
    High Density Welding Subassembly Machine
SAM and BRIC - wider coverage
14/489,856   VEHICULAR 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")
12/725,635   Robotic End Effector System and Method
    Robotic End Effector System and Method
13/428,451   Flexible Leak Test Cell Apparatus and Method†
PCT/US12/030331
publ# WO 2012/129496
  Flexible Leak Test Cell Apparatus and Method†
61/635,950   VERSA MAINTENANCE VEHICLE AND PLATFORM†
12/913,908   Final Assembly Machine
F.A.M.
12/978,039
published appl #US-2011-0153034-A1
  Universal Human Machine Interface for Automation Installation
61/525,883   MOBILE MANUFACTURING FACILITY AND METHOD
62/112,678.   CFWG
13/180,891   Method and Appratus for assembling a clutch (PWT)
“Apparatus For Assembling Valve Springs and Retainers”
13/483,156   INTEGRATED VEHICLE PART DELIVERY AND BUILD SYSTEM
(VersaRoll SPD)
13/538,436   THERMAL 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
13/633,461   Direct Vehicle Body Locking Sensor Apparatus and Method
14/576,377   WELD GUN PART CLAMP DEVICE AND METHOD
serial number 14/538,038   ASSEMBLY LINE QUALITY CONTROL CART AND METHOD
14/244307   Multiple Natural Frequency Coupling with and without damping
PCT/US14/53409   Multiple Natural Frequency Coupling with and without damping
13/903,527   AGC- bagel
VEHICLE BODY OR COMPONENT TRANSFER DEVICE
    Self-Engaging and Self-Disengaging Driveline Coupling
14/173,298   SPR Feeding Device
RIVET FEED DEVICE
†serial number 14/206,246   PROCESS AND APARATUS FOR MATERIAL JOINING INSPECTION
62/028,959   Vision Supported Cell Alignment Tool Development
62/028,966   Laser Welding Joint Flame Spray Method
62/017,441   Versa Inverted Carrier Lift
61/970,087   Laser Braze Inspection
62/091,687   Modular Vehicle Assembly System and Method
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