05634636 is referenced by 79 patents and cites 15 patents.

A fluid transport system for moving flexible objects includes a conveyor configured to direct fluid flow against opposite sides of flexible objects. A sensor unit senses motion state of flexible objects, and a motion analysis unit is connected to the sensor unit to calculate relative or absolute movement of flexible objects based on the motion state. Overall movement, position, velocity, and orientation of flexible objects can be determined, as well as internal movement of the object attributable to flexure or edge curling. A motion control unit is connected to the motion analysis unit to modify fluid flow directed against opposite sides of flexible objects, accurately adjusting motion of flexible objects.

Title
Flexible object handling system using feedback controlled air jets
Application Number
8/584828
Publication Number
5634636
Application Date
January 11, 1996
Publication Date
June 3, 1997
Inventor
Robert A Sprague
Saratoga
CA, US
Raj B Apte
Palo Alto
CA, US
Andrew A Berlin
Palo Alto
CA, US
Lars Erik Swartz
Sunnyvale
CA, US
David K Biegelsen
Portola Valley
CA, US
Warren B Jackson
San Francisco
CA, US
Agent
Robert A Burtzlaff
Assignee
Xerox Corporation
CT, US
IPC
B65H 7/02
B65H 5/00
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