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Kary B Mullis, Larry Johnson, Richard A Leath, Timothy J Wennberg, Louis M Mezei, Joseph T Widunas: System for automated performance of the polymerase chain reaction. The Perkin Elmer Corporation, William J Hone, Richard P Ferrara, August 12, 1997: US05656493 (315 worldwide citation)

There is disclosed herein a machine for performing nucleic acid amplification under computer control. The machine utilizes any one of a number of heating and cooling systems under control of a host computer which directs the heating and cooling systems to heat and cool a reaction-chamber-containing ...


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Joseph L Jones, Philip R Mass: Method and system for robot localization and confinement. IRobot Corporation, Glen D Weinstein Esq, Lucash Gesmer & Updegrove, February 10, 2004: US06690134 (250 worldwide citation)

The present invention discloses a system and method for confining a robot to a particular space. The system includes a portable barrier signal transmitter that produces a barrier signal primarily along an axis, and a mobile robot capable of avoiding the barrier signal upon detection of the barrier s ...


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Joseph L Jones, Philip R Mass: Method and system for robot localization and confinement. IRobot Corporation, Gesmer Updegrove, August 24, 2004: US06781338 (227 worldwide citation)

The present invention discloses a system and method for confining a robot to a particular space. The system includes a portable barrier signal transmitter that produces a barrier signal primarily along an axis, and a mobile robot capable of avoiding the barrier signal upon detection of the barrier s ...


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Kenneth M Martin, Mike D Levin, Louis B Rosenberg: Mechanical interface having multiple grounded actuators. Immersion Human Interface Corporation, James R Riegel, October 27, 1998: US05828197 (221 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for interfacing the motion of a user-manipulable object with a computer system includes a user object physically contacted or grasped by a user. A 3-D spatial mechanism is coupled to the user object, such as a stylus or a medical instrument, and provides three degrees of free ...


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Stephane Lavallee, Jocelyne Troccaz: Robot for guiding movements and control method thereof. Universite Joseph Fourier, Lowe Price LeBlanc & Becker, March 21, 1995: US05399951 (218 worldwide citation)

A robot for guiding movements has its power provided by an operator who handles a tool integral with the robot. Like a conventional robot, the guiding robot has several axes respectively associated with rotation sensors that are connected to a computer system memorizing a path to be followed. When t ...


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Joseph L Jones, Philip R Mass: Method and system for robot localization and confinement. iRobot Corporation, Fish & Richardson P C, March 27, 2007: US07196487 (170 worldwide citation)

The present invention discloses a system and method for confining a robot to a particular space. The system includes a portable barrier signal transmitter that produces a barrier signal primarily along an axis, and a mobile robot capable of avoiding the barrier signal upon detection of the barrier s ...


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Toshihiro Yamamoto, Masateru Yasuhara: Controller for automated apparatus, and method of controlling said apparatus. Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, August 4, 1992: US05136222 (122 worldwide citation)

A controller for an automated apparatus includes a plurality of operating units which operate independently while cooperating with one another, each operating unit driving a plurality of input/output elements. The controller includes a program control device for programmatically controlling the plur ...


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Bjorn Andersson, Jan G Fager: Method and device for calibrating a sensor on an industrial robot. ASEA Aktiebolag, Pollock Vande Sande & Priddy, March 21, 1989: US04815006 (99 worldwide citation)

An industrial robot has a sensor mounted on a hand of the robot which senses the position of an object relative to the sensor. The sensor controls, during automatic operation of the robot, its movement in relation to the object, a robot control system determining the path of the robot in a robot coo ...


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Ken Mizuta, Shiro Kondo: Rear view mirror position control device of automobile. Alps Electric, Guy W Shoup, February 23, 1988: US04727302 (99 worldwide citation)

A mirror position control device for use in an automobile has mirror angle adjusting motors for adjusting the angle of the mirror to a position previously determined by an individual driver, a memory unit for storing the angles of the mirror desired by each of a plurality of drivers, an angle detect ...