Example 20: Robotic Arm Assembly
For purposes of efficient examination, a streamlined analysis can be used for claims that clearly do not seek to tie up any judicial exception
2. A robotic arm assembly comprising:a robotic arm having an end effector that is capable of movement along a predetermined motion path,
a sensor that obtains movement information about the end effector, and
a control system that uses the movement information from the sensor to adjust the velocity of the end effector in order to achieve a smooth motion along the predetermined motion path.
- The claim operates using certain mathematical relationships, e.g., velocity is a relationship between the position of an object with respect to time.
- However, the claim clearly does not seek to tie up these mathematical relationships. For example, others are clearly free to use velocity in other applications such as in a radar gun.
The claim qualifies as eligible subject matter without a full analysis.