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Mechanism for dispensing pills from an array-type package
Medipense Inc.
July 13, 2017 - N°20170197748

A mechanism for dispensing pills from an array-type pill package is provided. The mechanism includes a chassis, a package holder, a cutting mechanism configured to cut a sidewall of an individual container in the array-type pill package, a dispensing mechanism configured to receive and dispense a cut individual container therein; and a control system configured to control a relative position ...
Fixing device, wire eroding machine or laser system, and wire eroding or lasing method
Medipense Inc.
July 13, 2017 - N°20170197268

The fixing device (1) serves in particular to fix workpieces (2) that are substantially rod-shaped and to be machined by wire erosion or lasing. It comprises a support apparatus (20) with a plurality of shaped elements (21) for accommodating and supporting a plurality of workpieces (2) in the correspondingly formed shaped elements (21), and for positioning and fixing the workpieces (2) in at least one translatory degree ...
Expandable interbody fusion device
Spine Wave, Inc.
July 13, 2017 - N°20170196700

An expandable interbody fusion device includes superior and inferior endplates that are configured to receive a sequentially inserted stack of interlocking expansion members or wafers. The like-configured wafers include features on their top and bottom surfaces that interlock the wafers in multiple degrees of freedom so that the wafer stack is not disrupted when the fusion device is fully expanded. ...
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Housing, connector and system
Glp German Light Products Gmbh
July 06, 2017 - N°20170191625

A housing of a lighting apparatus comprises at least two first engagement portions on different sides of the housing. The first engagement portions are suitable for being connected to second engagement portions of a connector by translatory pushing into each other such that the housing is restricted relative to the connector in two degrees of freedom in a translatory respect ...
A parallel kinematic manipulator system and control method therefor
Xenidev Ab
July 06, 2017 - N°20170190057

A parallel kinematic manipulator system having three degrees of freedom and a method of controlling and visualizing work objects using force feedback and oscillation algorithms is provided. Three co-planar linear actuators operate symmetrically and parallel to an effector arm and are pivotally connected by three magnetic disc swivel joints to a base plate. The disc swivel joints each include a ...
Apparatus and method for evaluating ligaments
Ermi, Inc.
June 29, 2017 - N°20170181690

The present invention is generally directed to apparatuses and methods for evaluating the amount of “play” in a joint. In one embodiment, an apparatus is provided that quantifies the rotation of the tibia in response to a known torque. The apparatus is configured to minimize the influence of other joints on the rotation analysis. Other embodiments ...
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Method for determining contact position parameters of a joint connecting two bones
Brainlab Ag
June 22, 2017 - N°20170178413

A data processing method for determining six parameters, corresponding to six degrees of freedom, of a contact position of a joint which connects two bones, comprising the steps of acquiring a 3d model of each bone, acquiring four of the six parameters as a given parameters, selecting initial values for the two remaining parameters and varying the two remaining parameters ...
Medical observation device
Sony Corporation
June 22, 2017 - N°20170176704

A medical observation device includes an imaging unit configured to photograph an image of an operation site, and a holding unit configured to be connected with the imaging unit and have rotary shafts which are operable with at least six degrees of freedom. Among the rotary shafts, at least two shafts are active shafts whose driving is controlled based on ...
Active resistive shimming for mri devices
Viewray Technologies, Inc.
June 22, 2017 - N°20170176556

Active resistive shim coil assemblies may be used in magnetic resonance imaging (mri) systems to reduce in-homogeneity of the magnetic field in the imaging volume. Disclosed embodiments may be used with continuous systems, gapped cylindrical systems, or vertically gapped systems. Disclosed embodiments may also be used with an open mri system and can be used with an instrument placed in ...
Transmission assembly for an aircraft and a helicopter
Viewray Technologies, Inc.
June 22, 2017 - N°20170175856

According to the invention, the assembly comprises a first inlet shaft (10a) configured to receive torque from a first engine (10), an outlet shaft (60a) configured to transmit torque to a torque receiver (60), a first transmission member (20) having at least two degrees of freedom and comprising first, second, and third movable portions, a first reversible electrical regulator machine (30), and a first ...
Catlytic converters having non-linear flow channels
Viewray Technologies, Inc.
June 22, 2017 - N°20170175609

Disclosed is a honeycomb catalyst substrate core having geometrically non-linear flow channels. In an embodiment, the honeycomb catalyst substrate core includes helical flow channels. In another embodiment, the honeycomb catalyst substrate core includes sinusoidal flow channels. In yet another embodiment, the honeycomb catalyst substrate core includes helical plus sinusoidal flow channels. The honeycomb catalyst substrate core comprises a plurality of ...
Systems and methods for inspection using electromagnetic radiation
Integrated-x, Inc.
June 15, 2017 - N°20170168171

This disclosure provides a system and method for inspecting a component. The device can have a detector positioning system coupled to a detector and operable to move the detector within five degrees of freedom. The device can have an emitter positioning system operably coupled to the emitter and operable to move the emitter in three dimensions. The device can move ...
Surgical instrument
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
June 15, 2017 - N°20170165018

Provided herein is a tool for use in surgical procedures. The tool includes a portion having distal links and a portion having proximal links, each link being movable in multiple degrees of freedom relative to an adjacent link the tool includes an articulation mechanism for manipulating the distal links of the distal portion, the articulation mechanism including pairs of links ...
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Electromagnetic motor
Ta Instruments-waters L.l.c.
June 08, 2017 - N°20170163139

An electromagnetic motor includes a stator and an armature arranged to move substantially linearly relative to the stator in an intended direction during operation of the motor. A first and second flexure are connected to a first end of the armature. Each flexure has a longest portion which lies substantially in a plane that intersects a plane in which the ...
A haptic interface system for providing a haptic stimulus indicative of a virtual relief
Fondazione Istituto Italiano Di Tecnologia
June 08, 2017 - N°20170160804

A haptic interface system comprising: a shell which is moved on a reference surface by a user; an actuator mechanically coupled to the shell, which provides a haptic stimulus on a fingertip of the user; and a motor assembly, which moves the actuator with three degrees of freedom. The haptic interface system also includes: a localization system, which determines the ...
A shared actuation system
Fmc Technologies Do Brasil Ltda
June 08, 2017 - N°20170159410

The present invention refers to a shared actuation system to place tools on any subsea valve interface on an oil production station located in a subsea structure, such as a manifold. The system comprises a connection device for connection to the subsea structure, attached to the connection device at least one structural element, all connected to each other through rotary ...
Trophy mount and skull clamp
Typical 4, Llc
June 08, 2017 - N°20170157976

A trophy mount and a skull clamp are disclosed. The trophy mount can comprise a skull coupling feature configured to interface with and support a skull, and a positioning device configured to provide rotation of the skull coupling feature in at least two rotational degrees of freedom to facilitate positioning of the skull. The skull clamp can comprise a first ...
Co-handling robot comprising robot control means
Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives
June 08, 2017 - N°20170157776

The invention relates to a robot comprising a tool (8), a first chain of elements having a proximal end element (6) and a distal end element (7) to which the tool is connected, at least one control member (9) of the robot connected to one of the elements of the first chain of elements other than the distal end element, control means (13, 14, 15) for at ...
Resonator circuit having greater degrees of freedom, filter with improved tunability, and duplexer with improved ...
Epcos Ag
June 01, 2017 - N°20170155371

A resonator circuit, a filter with improved tunability, and a duplexer with improved tunability are disclosed. In an embodiment, the resonator circuit includes a resonator, a z transformer and an impedance circuit, wherein the impedance circuit has an impedance z and includes an impedance element, wherein the z transformer is interconnected between the resonator and the impedance circuit, and wherein ...
Arrangement for actuating an element in a microlithographic projection exposure apparatus
Carl Zeiss Smt Gmbh
June 01, 2017 - N°20170153553

The invention relates to arrangements for actuating an element in a microlithographic projection exposure apparatus. In accordance with one aspect, an arrangement for actuating an element in a microlithographic projection exposure apparatus comprises a first number (nr) of degrees of freedom, wherein an adjustable force can be transmitted to the optical element in each of the degrees of freedom, and ...
Multi-axis positioning device
Newport Corporation
June 01, 2017 - N°20170153186

A multi-axis positioning system that may be used in conjunction with an inspection system includes multiple position sensors corresponding to multiple axes in conjunction with multiple motors also corresponding to multiple axes to provide high accuracy, high load and extended travel for controllable movement of an object in up to 6 degrees of freedom. Some embodiments of the multi-axis positioning system ...
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