ThyssenKrupp had four patents in robotics during Q4 2023. ThyssenKrupp AG filed patents for application apparatus for applying sealing profiles to body components, including a roller head for initial application and a drilling unit for drilling holes into the sealing profile. Another patent involves an application apparatus with a roller head for applying sealing profiles to bodywork parts, along with additional functional units designed as modular functional modules for further station steps. GlobalData’s report on ThyssenKrupp gives a 360-degreee view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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ThyssenKrupp grant share with robotics as a theme is 25% in Q4 2023. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Application apparatus with integrated drilling unit (Patent ID: US20230415245A1)

The patent filed by ThyssenKrupp AG describes an application apparatus for applying a sealing profile to a body component. The apparatus includes a roller head for applying the sealing profile and a drilling unit with a drill bit to drill holes into the sealing profile. The drilling unit can be positioned before, during, or after the application of the sealing profile, and is controlled by a control unit.

The drilling unit in the application apparatus can adjust the drilling axis of the drill bit in different spatial directions using an actuator unit. Additionally, the drilling unit includes a suction-removal unit to remove chips produced during drilling and a sensor unit to monitor the drilling operation. The application apparatus can be arranged on a movable robot arm or a station carrier for flexibility in use. Overall, the invention provides a comprehensive solution for efficiently applying sealing profiles to body components with the added functionality of drilling holes as needed.

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