Box spring stapler apparatus

  • US 7,467,454 B2
  • Filed: 06/02/2005
  • Issued: 12/23/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/29/2001
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. An apparatus for securing a plurality of modules to a frame, the apparatus comprising:

  • a base for supporting a frame and a wire grid including a plurality of modules;

    a support;

    a drive mechanism coupled to at least one of the support and the base, the drive mechanism being configured to provide relative movement between the support and the base;

    a controller coupled to the drive mechanism;

    a tool coupled to the support, the tool being configured to secure each module to the frame;

    at least one sensor configured to locate a portion of the wire grid without the use of a vision guidance system, the at least one sensor providing feedback signals to the controller; and

    a mechanical guide coupled to the tool, the mechanical guide being configured to engage the module as the tool and the mechanical guide move relative to the module so that the tool and the module are aligned at a target fastening location.

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