Patent Number: 8,714,609

Title: Method and system for repositioning of a flexible substrate

Abstract: A material handling system includes a body including a first member and a second member. The first member and the second member define a hollow cavity within the body, and a gap disposed between the first member and the second member. The body is in flow communication with a first gas source to provide pressurized gas flow through the gap to generate a lifting force on an object placed adjacent to the body. The body has channels disposed within a central region of the body in flow communication with a second gas source. The channels are arranged to controllably disengage the object from the body.

Inventors: Sydorko; Christopher M. (Red Lion, PA), Hafner; Craig (Lutherville, PA)

Assignee: J. L. Souser & Associates, Inc.

International Classification: B25J 15/06 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018