Idaho Patent of the Month – May 2024

House of Design, LLC (DBA House of Design Robotics) has been granted a patent for their structural component assembly system designed to streamline and automate the construction of various structural components, such as trusses and frames. This innovative system integrates multiple stations, including an assembly station, a shaping station, a pre-fastening station, and a bunk infeed station, all orchestrated by sophisticated software and robotics to enhance precision and efficiency.

The assembly station is equipped with an advanced robotic arm capable of placing structural members accurately on the assembly surface. Each placement is guided by project data that includes approach vectors detailing the direction and offset for positioning each member. This ensures that components are assembled with high precision, reducing errors and improving consistency.

The shaping station further enhances the system’s capabilities by allowing precise cutting and shaping of materials according to detailed specifications. This station can produce members with exact dimensions and bevels, facilitating better interlocking during assembly. Information about the required shapes and cuts is computed and conveyed to the shaping station, ensuring each member fits perfectly in the final structure.

In addition to precise shaping, the pre-fastening station plays a crucial role by pre-attaching fasteners to structural members. This pre-fastening process speeds up the overall assembly and ensures that fasteners are placed accurately based on the project data, minimizing the need for manual intervention and reducing the risk of misalignment.

The system’s intelligence is powered by advanced algorithms and computer-readable instructions stored in its processors. These processors generate and modify assembly sequences, compute approach vectors, and manage data flow between stations. This level of automation and integration not only increases efficiency but also allows for greater customization of structural components without compromising on quality.

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