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Richard Johnstone, Jody E Kurtzhaltz: Flexible manufacturing system. Kearney & Trecker Corporation, Quarles & Brady, September 18, 1984: US04472783 (103 worldwide citation)

An improved flexible manufacturing system comprises a plurality of computer numerically controlled machine tools, each controlled by a machine control system which is supplied with a plurality of sets of machine NC part programs and a program map from a supervisory control computer system. Each of t ...


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Roger D Burney: Distributed routing unit for fully-automated flexible manufacturing system. National Semiconductor Corporation, Limbach Limbach & Sutton, May 9, 1989: US04829445 (66 worldwide citation)

Segments-in-process (SIPs) of material are automatically routed through a material handling system by distributed routing units under the guidance of a host computer system. The material handling system comprises a network of intersecting material paths. A distributed routing unit is located at mate ...


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Yujiro Kajihara, Kazunari Suzuki, Kunihiro Tsubosaki, Hiromichi Suzuki, Yoshinori Miyaki, Takahiro Naito, Sueo Kawai: Leadframe, semiconductor integrated circuit device using the same, and method of and process for fabricating the same. Hitachi, Hitachi Microcomputer System, antonelli Terry Stout & Kraus, January 3, 1995: US05378656 (54 worldwide citation)

In order to improve the package body cracking resistance of an LSI package at the reflow soldering and to provide both a leadframe suitable for fabricating the LSI package according to the flexible manufacturing system and an LSI using the leadframe, the adhered area between a semiconductor chip 2 a ...


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Yujiro Kajihara, Kazunari Suzuki, Kunihiro Tsubosaki, Hiromichi Suzuki, Yoshinori Miyaki, Takahiro Naito, Sueo Kawai: Leadframe semiconductor integrated circuit device using the same and method of and process for fabricating the two. Hitachi, Hitachi Microcomputer System, Antonelli Terry Stout & Kraus, June 10, 1997: US05637913 (48 worldwide citation)

In order to improve the package body cracking resistance of an LSI package at the reflow soldering and to provide both a leadframe suitable for fabricating the LSI package according to the flexible manufacturing system and an LSI using the leadframe, the adhered area between a semiconductor chip 2 a ...


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Franz Jaufmann, Werner von Hacht: Flexible manufacturing system for the processing and production of multi-part subassemblies, in particular subassemblies of semi-finished vehicle bodies. Kuka Schweissanlagen Robotor, Siemens Aktiengesellschaft, Karl F Ross, Herbert Dubno, April 19, 1988: US04738387 (45 worldwide citation)

The invention is concerned with the design of processing stations for the processing, by welding technology, of semi-finished vehicle body subassemblies (5) within the framework of a flexible manufacturing system. Thereby, frame-like work piece carriers (1) with support members (4) are used for loos ...


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Nobbert N Yu, Haw Chan Tan: User configurable integrated electrical connector assembly. Foxconn International, Lyon & Lyon, October 15, 1991: US05057041 (37 worldwide citation)

A user configurable integrated electrical connector assembly includes an insulated body comprising a first insulator and a second insulator, respectively, each insulator defining a plurality of passageways extending therethrough for receiving a corresponding electrical contact. A grounding plate is ...


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James A Henderson, Constantine M Travlos, Mark L Holland, Ronald C Vansickle, Mark S Weixel: Flexible automated manufacturing system. Westinghouse Electric, W G Sutcliff, March 31, 1987: US04653159 (29 worldwide citation)

An automated flexible manufacturing system for fabricating electrical cable harness assemblies. The system includes a wire preparation system in which the wires are cut to length, provided with the desired electrical terminations and marked for identification under the control of computing means to ...


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Vincent B Liu, Donald L Wires, Michael J Lamping, Albert M Fischer, Gary L Miller: Flexible manufacturing system. The Procter & Gamble Company, Michael S Kolodesh, Jay A Krebs, Ken K Patel, June 3, 2003: US06574520 (27 worldwide citation)

A flexible manufacturing system including at least one module, a operational unit mounted to said at least one module and a local controller operatively connected to the operational unit. The local controller is adapted to control the operational unit. The at least one module and the local controlle ...


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Robert Weskamp, Eric Walter Nordstrom, Jason Arends: Flexible manufacturing system having modular work stations. Wes Tech Automation Solutions, Vangelis Economou, IPHorgan, February 17, 2009: US07490710 (23 worldwide citation)

A flexible manufacturing system utilizing modular work stations configured to provide asynchronous operations on a plurality of work pieces mounted on fixtures or pallets that are transported through the system by means of a conveyor or rail arrangement. The pallets are diverted from the track on wh ...


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Frank L Lewis, Diego A Tacconi, Octavian C Pastravanu, Ayla Gurel: Method and apparatus for testing and controlling a flexible manufacturing system. Board of Regents The University of Texas System, Fulbright & Jaworski, February 6, 2001: US06185469 (20 worldwide citation)

The invention comprises in various embodiments controllers and apparatus for testing flexible manufacturing systems and methods of operating same. The controller includes a computer, a program, output lines from the computer, and devices connected to the output lines. The program uses matrix logic e ...