US 11,752,641 B2
Self-contained robotic gripper system
Ryan Knopf, Melrose, MA (US); Joshua Lessing, Cambridge, MA (US); Daniel Vincent Harburg, Amsterdam (NL); Grant Sellers, Cambridge, MA (US); and Kevin Alcedo, Coral Springs, FL (US)
Assigned to Soft Robotics, Inc., Bedford, MA (US)
Filed by Soft Robotics, Inc., Bedford, MA (US)
Filed on Nov. 1, 2021, as Appl. No. 17/515,754.
Application 17/515,754 is a continuation of application No. 16/567,364, filed on Sep. 11, 2019, granted, now 11,161,251.
Application 16/567,364 is a continuation of application No. 16/037,748, filed on Jul. 17, 2018, granted, now 10,576,640, issued on Nov. 8, 2018.
Application 16/037,748 is a continuation of application No. 15/225,364, filed on Aug. 1, 2016, granted, now 10,046,462, issued on Aug. 14, 2018.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/199,029, filed on Jul. 30, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2022/0088796 A1, Mar. 24, 2022
Int. Cl. B25J 15/00 (2006.01); B25J 15/12 (2006.01); B25J 9/14 (2006.01); B25J 15/10 (2006.01)
CPC B25J 15/0023 (2013.01) [B25J 9/142 (2013.01); B25J 15/10 (2013.01); B25J 15/12 (2013.01)] 19 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A hub for a soft robotic actuator configured to grasp a target object by curling upon receiving an inflation fluid into an elastomeric bladder, the hub comprising:
a first end having an actuator interface configured to receive the soft robotic actuator,
a second end having a mounting interface configured to be mounted to a robotic arm, and
a hub body having an integrated pressure source,
wherein the hub is configured to supply the inflation fluid through the actuator interface to the soft actuator without a tether that provides an inflation fluid supply line, and is integrated into a housing comprising inflation fluid flow paths for distributing the inflation fluid.