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Nathan R Smith: Electronic test head positioner for test systems. inTEST Corporation, Ratner & Prestia, November 10, 1987: US04705447 (143 worldwide citation)

A system for positioning an electronic test head of a test system with respect to an electronic device handler. A positioner assembly moves vertically and provides substantial movement in the horizontal plane with six degrees of freedom. The positioner assembly includes a section for attaching the t ...


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Nathan R Smith: Electronic test head positioner for test systems. InTest Corporation, Ratner & Prestia, July 9, 1985: US04527942 (54 worldwide citation)

A system for positioning an electronic test head of a test system with respect to an electronic device handler. A housing is provided having a vertical shaft. A positioner assembly moves vertically with respect to the shaft and provides substantial movement in the horizontal plane with six degrees o ...


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Nathan R Smith: Electronic test head positioner for test systems. InTest Corporation, Ratner & Prestia, May 20, 1986: US04589815 (49 worldwide citation)

A system for positioning an electronic test head of a test system with respect to an electronic device handler. A positioner assembly moves vertically and provides substantial movement in the horizontal plane with six degrees of freedom. The positioner assembly includes a section for attaching the t ...


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Nathan R Smith: Positioner for maintaining an object in a substantially weightless condition. InTest Corporation, Ratner & Prestia, May 13, 1986: US04588346 (33 worldwide citation)

A system for positioning an electronic test head of a test system with respect to an electronic device handler. A housing is provided having a vertical shaft. A positioner assembly moves vertically with respect to the shaft and provides substantial movement in the horizontal plane with six degrees o ...


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Nathan R Smith: Electronic test head positioner for test systems. inTest Corporation, Ratner & Prestia, September 22, 1992: US05149029 (24 worldwide citation)

A system for positioning an electronic test head of a test system with respect to an electronic device handler. A positioner assembly moves vertically and provides substantial movement in the horizontal plane with six degrees of freedom. The positioner assembly includes a section for attaching the t ...


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Andrew P Sabersky, Nicholas Littlestone, Jack E Abbott, William J Gibbons, Robert R D Orazio, Nathan R Smith: Non-contact high resolution displacement measurement technique. Micro Component Technology, Fliesler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy, May 2, 1989: US04827436 (24 worldwide citation)

Apparatus is disclosed for optically detecting the position of an edge of a workpiece (such as an IC lead tip) in a sensing plane, involving the emission of electromagnetic energy from a known source region in the sensing plane such as to cause the edge to create a shadow having a penumbra in the se ...


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Nathan R Smith: IC tray handling apparatus and method. Advantek, Burd Bartz & Gutenkauf, December 31, 1996: US05588797 (23 worldwide citation)

A microchip tray handling apparatus has microchip loading and receiving units for supplying microchips to a microchip tester and receiving tested microchips. The units have tables to support stacks of trays containing microchips. Each unit has a tray holding assembly for raising a stack of trays to ...


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Ryan A Wick, Nathan R Smith: Mobile phone controls preprocessor. Sprint Communications Company, September 23, 2014: US08843122 (20 worldwide citation)

A method of policy management and control on a mobile phone. The method comprises receiving a user interface change request by a launcher application executing on the mobile phone, requesting permissions from an interface control application programming interface (API) by the launcher application, r ...


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Nathan R Smith: Inertial parts feeding apparatus and method. Advantek, Burd Bartz & Gutenkauf, April 2, 1996: US05503299 (15 worldwide citation)

An inertial parts feeding apparatus and method for dispensing parts, such as microchips, onto a moving belt. The feeding apparatus has a housing supporting an elongated tube accommodating the microchips. A guide mounted on the housing aligns the tube with an arm having an impact shoulder and a micro ...


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John A Wedel, Michael J Carroll, Michael P Kassner, Nathan R Smith: Automatic integrated circuit transportation tube elevating and tilting device. Micro Component Technology, Lawrence M Nawrocki, March 3, 1987: US04647269 (14 worldwide citation)

The invention of the present document comprises apparatus for receiving and automatically feeding dual-in-line package (DIP) transportation and storage tubes (24) to the singulator (76) of an integrated circuit device handler (20) so that devices (22) in the tubes (24) can be introduced at the singu ...