US 9,808,883 B2
Dual ultrasonic welder
Matthew E. Ballough, Clarkston, MI (US); Thomas J. Martin, Romeo, MI (US); Kirk A. Brunssen, Orchard Lake, MI (US); Timothy S. Gale, Rochester Hills, MI (US); Timothy E. Dunbar, Rochester Hills, MI (US); Lawrence F. Garrison, II, Grand Blanc, MI (US); and Gary J. Olson, Auburn Hills, MI (US)
Assigned to T.A. Systems, Inc., Rochester Hills, MI (US)
Filed by TA Systems, Inc., Rochester Hills, MI (US)
Filed on Dec. 7, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/961,847.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/088,468, filed on Dec. 5, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2016/0158877 A1, Jun. 9, 2016
Int. Cl. B23K 20/10 (2006.01); B29C 65/08 (2006.01); B29C 65/00 (2006.01); B29C 65/60 (2006.01)
CPC B23K 20/10 (2013.01) [B29C 65/08 (2013.01); B29C 66/21 (2013.01); B29C 66/301 (2013.01); B29C 66/54 (2013.01); B29C 66/8169 (2013.01); B29C 66/81451 (2013.01); B29C 66/81463 (2013.01); B29C 66/8322 (2013.01); B29C 66/8432 (2013.01); B29C 66/863 (2013.01); B29C 65/606 (2013.01); B29C 66/8246 (2013.01)] 6 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A dual ultrasonic welder unit for coupling to an end of a robot, the dual ultrasonic welder unit comprising:
a. a mounting bracket comprising:
i. a first base member aligned in a first plane;
ii. a second top member aligned in a second plane, the second top member orthogonal to the first base member, the second top member adapted to be coupled to the end of the robot;
iii. a first extension member aligned in a third plane, the first extension member orthogonal to the first base member and aligned orthogonally with respect to the second top member, the first extension member including a first passage;
iv. a second extension member aligned in a plane parallel to the second top member, the second extension member orthogonal to the first base member, the second extension member adapted for having a second ultrasonic welder fixedly coupled thereto;
b. a mounting bar assembly for adjustably supporting a first ultrasonic welder to the base member, the mounting bar assembly having a first portion coupled to the first base member of the mounting bracket and a second portion for mounting to the first ultrasonic welder;
c. an adjuster coupled to the first extension member of the first base member for supporting and moving the first ultrasonic welder with respect to the first base member to adjust the distance between the first and second ultrasonic welders in a longitudinal direction parallel to the first and second planes.