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 Multi-degree-of-freedom support mechanism, lens barrel, and optical device patent thumbnailnew patent Multi-degree-of-freedom support mechanism, lens barrel, and optical device
A multi-degree-of-freedom support mechanism includes a first member having a protruding part with a spherical surface, and a second member having a pair of planes opposite to each other across the protruding part. One of the first member and the second member is able to make relative movement with respect to the other with sliding movement of the spherical surface on the pair of planes.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


 Oil tank mount arrangement on a geared turbofan engine patent thumbnailnew patent Oil tank mount arrangement on a geared turbofan engine
An oil tank mounting system for use on a structure of a turbine engine, includes three mounts with each mount configured to constrain the oil tank with a different number of degrees of freedom of movement. A first mount may have fix the oil tank in one degree of freedom, a second mount may fix the oil tank in two degrees of freedom, and a third mount may fix the oil tank in three degrees of freedom.
United Technologies Corporation


 Header position sensing system for an agricultural harvester patent thumbnailnew patent Header position sensing system for an agricultural harvester
There is provided a system and method for determining the relative position of a header with respect to a chassis of a self-propelled agricultural harvester. Single or dual axis inclinometers are secured with respect to the header and the chassis respectively and signals generated thereby in combination with a stored relationship to header position are used to determine the header position, whether that be the pitch and/or the roll degrees of freedom.
Agco Corporation


 Optical system driving device, lens barrel, and optical device patent thumbnailOptical system driving device, lens barrel, and optical device
An optical system driving device includes a movable body that is movable in at least three degrees of freedom, and a light transmissive unit integrally mounted to the movable body. The optical system driving device also includes a driving unit that moves the movable body in at least three degrees of freedom, and a detection unit that detects a position of the movable body in each of at least three degrees of freedom.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


 Systems and methods for tracking a path using the null-space patent thumbnailSystems and methods for tracking a path using the null-space
Devices, systems, and methods for providing a desired movement of one or more joints of a manipulator arm having a plurality of joints with redundant degrees of freedom while effecting commanded movement of a distal end effector of the manipulator. Methods include defining a constraint, such as a network of paths, within a joint space defined by the one or more joints and determining a movement of the plurality of joints within a null-space to track the constraints with the one or more joints.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.


 Process and tool for forming a vehicle component patent thumbnailProcess and tool for forming a vehicle component
A tool and a process for forming a vehicle component is provided. An insert has a lost core generally encapsulated by a cast metal shell.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc


 Stationary and mobile test device for missiles patent thumbnailStationary and mobile test device for missiles
A stationary test device for a missile includes a retaining device for an avionics testpiece of the missile, where the retaining device enables a movement of the avionics testpiece in three rotational degrees of freedom, and a display device configured to display information on the missile surroundings, where the display device is configured to be moved inside a virtual plane by a translational carriage system. The display device can be detected by the avionics testpiece if the avionics testpiece is disposed on the retaining device.
Mbda Deutschland Gmbh


 Solar collector stabilized by cables and a compression element patent thumbnailSolar collector stabilized by cables and a compression element
A solar collector system including solar elements connected to form an array for intercepting the sun's radiation, a compression element that is positioned substantially perpendicular to the array, and pairs of cables that run from opposite sides of the array to the compression element to mutually stabilize each portion of the array to which the pair of cables connects. A support structure is provided for securing the array to a fixed structure.

 Accessory device for chairs and seats for supporting foot patent thumbnailAccessory device for chairs and seats for supporting foot
The embodiments herein provide a foot supporting apparatus/accessory device for chairs and seats. Each footrest comprises a base for supporting a foot and connected to a ring through a pair of strings passed through a pair of tubes.

 Architected materials for enhanced energy absorption patent thumbnailArchitected materials for enhanced energy absorption
A three-dimensional lattice architecture with a thickness hierarchy includes a first surface and a second surface separated from each other with a distance therebetween defining a thickness of the three-dimensional lattice architecture; a plurality of angled struts extending along a plurality of directions between the first surface and the second surface; a plurality of nodes connecting the plurality of angled struts with one another forming a plurality of unit cells. At least a portion of the plurality of angled struts are internally terminated along the thickness direction of the lattice structure and providing a plurality of internal degrees of freedom towards the first or second surface of the lattice architecture..
Hrl Laboratories, Llc


Adapting manual laparoscopic surgical instruments for robotic telesurgery applications


A tool adapting device attaches to a robotic surgery arm, and receives a manual surgical instrument, and translates movement by the robotic surgery arm into multiple degrees of freedom of the manual surgical instrument, to interact with a tissue under surgery.. .

Surgical instrument and detecting the position of a surgical instrument


The invention relates to a surgical instrument with an instrument handle, an instrument shank connected to the instrument handle, an instrument tip with a work point, which instrument tip is connected to the instrument shank, and a first locator arranged on the instrument handle or the instrument shank. During a use of the surgical instrument, the instrument shank can be deflected, e.g.
Fiagon Ag Medical Technologies


Lidar stereo fusion live action 3d model video reconstruction for six degrees of freedom 360° volumetric virtual reality video


A system for capturing live-action three-dimensional video is disclosed. The system includes pairs of stereo cameras and a lidar for generating stereo images and three-dimensional lidar data from which three-dimensional data may be derived.
Hypevr


Combined resonator with improved isochronism


A timepiece assembly including a combined resonator with at least two degrees of freedom which includes a first linear or rotary oscillator with reduced amplitude in a first direction relative to which oscillates a second linear or rotary oscillator with reduced amplitude in a second direction substantially orthogonal to the first direction. The rotary oscillator includes a second weight carrying a sliding-block.
The Swatch Group Research And Development Ltd


Floating wind power plant


The invention relates to an improved, in particular simpler, lighter, mechanically more stable and operationally more reliable offshore wind power plant (100) that can float. By means of a cable (110) constructed as a combination of a power line that is held at least virtually without loading and a holding cable that absorbs all the mechanical forces that occur for holding the wind power plant on a single fixed-location anchoring point (111), said power plant can be connected to the anchoring point such that the power plant can move with six degrees of freedom.
Linnhoff Offshore Ag


Aircraft engine inlet assembly apparatus


A method for assembling an aircraft engine nacelle inlet lip includes automatically positioning, with a controller an automated workstation in two degrees of freedom to position an articulated assembly fixture docking station in at least two predetermined joining positions, and effecting, with the controller, an ordered assembly of at least a forward bulkhead joint, a forward bulkhead to lipskin joint, a chord member to lipskin joint, an inner barrel to lipskin joint, an aft bulkhead to lipskin joint and an outer barrel to lipskin joint through an interface between an automated assembly tool and at least one of a plurality of assembly fixtures interchangeably mounted on the docking station, where each assembly fixture corresponds to an assembly step of the aircraft engine nacelle inlet lip and at least one of the assembly fixtures is common to more than one assembly step of the aircraft engine nacelle inlet lip.. .
The Boeing Company


Bending machine and bending a sheet metal workpiece


The invention relates to a bending machine (1) for bending a sheet metal workpiece (2), comprising at least three bending punches (4,5,6) which respectively have working edges (7,8,9) which are aligned parallel with one another. Relative to an initial plane (3) in which a bend section (10) to be made in the sheet metal workpiece (2) lies, the first and the second bending punch (4,5) are positioned on one side and the third bending punch (6) is positioned on the opposite side of the initial plane (3).
Trumpf Maschinen Austria Gmbh & Co. Kg.


A motion platform


An apparatus for maintaining a support platform and a payload mountable thereon in near neutral equilibrium relative to a base structure. The support platform is spaced from the base structure by a plurality of actuators which provide the support platform with six degrees of freedom relative to the base structure about longitudinal, lateral and vertical axes.
Sequilibrer Pty Ltd


Platform stabilization system


A platform stabilization system comprises a support frame, a platform and a plurality of isolators each extending directly between the support frame and the platform. Each isolator permits linear movement of the platform relative to the support frame with three degrees of freedom and permits rotational movement of the platform relative to the support frame with three degrees of freedom.
Pv Labs Inc.


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Acoustic resonator assembly having variable degrees of freedom


An acoustic resonator assembly may include a first acoustic liner and a second acoustic liner. The first acoustic liner may define a first plurality of openings extending between first and second surfaces thereof.
King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals


Device for printing on at least one region of the surface of an object


A device for printing on at least one region of a surface of a so-called 3d object, for instance a curved auto body part, includes a manipulator, for instance an articulated-arm robot with six degrees of freedom. The device also includes a system for vibration compensation for the print head.
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen Ag


Parallel robot


An industrial robot having parallel kinematics, comprising a robot base, a carrier element for accommodating a gripper or a tool, several movable, elongated actuating units, which are connected at one end thereof to drive units arranged on the robot base, and the other end of which is movably connected to the carrier element; an elongated hollow body, which has a continuous cavity and which is flexibly connected to the robot base; a joint, which has a continuous cavity and several degrees of freedom, by means of which joint the elongated hollow body is movably connected to the carrier element; and at least one supply line for a gripper arranged on the carrier element or a tool arranged on the carrier element, the supply line being guided through the cavity of the elongated hollow body and the cavity of the hollow joint from the robot base to the carrier element.. .
Majatronic Gmbh


Medical systems comprising articulating devices


Disclosed herein are various systems and methods for facilitating control of a tool or tools. The systems can allow a user to control multiple degrees of freedom.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.


Coordinate measuring machine


Some embodiments of the present invention relate to a coordinate measuring machine cmm, comprising a carrier as a support and positioning structure for an end-effector as a target, the end-effector being movable in at least three degrees of freedom and positionable by the carrier, a stationary metrology table as a support for a possible target object, and a control unit controlling the moving of the end-effector by the carrier. The cmm further comprises at least one, in particular at least two, imaging detectors for measuring and determining in six degrees of freedom a position of the possible target object, and an analysing unit for processing electronic signals and/or data delivered by the imaging detectors.
Hexagon Technology Center Gmbh


Force/torque transducer and operating the same


A force/torque transducer comprises a first member, a second member for receiving a load, and load cells connecting the first and second members. The load cells include sensors for measuring physical deformation of the load cells.
Stryker Corporation


Robotic system for spect imaging


A robotic arm, movable in three rotational degrees of freedom has a base end and a distal end supporting spect imaging detectors. A patient support assembly is movable in a linear degree of freedom.

Imaging apparatus


The lens arrangement has at least two lenses, wherein a first lens may be used for autofocus and optical image stabilization. The first lens is tilted to compensate for the shaking movement of the hand-held device and to stabilize the image to be captured on the image plane.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


Probe placement for image processing


The present application discloses a probe placement module for placing probes on a virtual object depicted in an image. The probe placement module is configured to place probes on interest points of an image so that the probes can accurately represent a pattern depicted in the image.
Cognex Corporation


Grip force control for robotic surgical instrument end effector


A method of controlling an end effector of a robotically-controlled surgical instrument may include receiving a first input signal indicative of a high grip level input at a master grip input mechanism that controls a slave gripping force of the end effector; receiving a second input signal indicative of a user's readiness to operate the surgical instrument to perform a first surgical procedure; and outputting a locking signal in response to receiving the first input signal and the second input signal together to lock one or more degrees of freedom of the surgical instrument during the first surgical procedure.. .
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.


Phantom degrees of freedom for manipulating the movement of mechanical bodies


Methods, apparatus, and systems for controlling the movement of a mechanical body. In accordance with a method, desired movement information is received that identifies a desired motion of a mechanical body, the mechanical body having a first number of degrees of freedom.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.


Fiber optic connector assembly, forming a transceiver interface, and ferrule


An fiber-optic connector assembly includes a fiber optic ferrule and a connector, which engage an optical transceiver component. The fiber optic ferrule engages a mating plane of a lens array in the optical transceiver component and floats within the connector.
Us Conec, Ltd.


Lifting device for use at a manual work station


A lifting device includes a framework (2) and a manipulator arm (8) pivotally connected to the framework. The manipulator arm includes a first end portion (19) and a second end portion (13) adapted to carry a tool (20).
LÖfs Specialmaskiner Ab


Upper-body robotic exoskeleton


The present disclosure includes a robotic exoskeleton comprising a back portion providing at least two degrees of freedom, two shoulder portions, each shoulder portion providing at least five degrees of freedom, two elbow portions, each elbow portion providing at least one degree of freedom, and two forearm portions, each forearm portion providing at least one degree of freedom. The present disclosure may also relate to associated robotic forearm joints and robotic shoulder joints..

Flexible surgical instrument with links undergoing solid-state transitions


A surgical instrument has a tip section with several degrees of freedom of articulation and at least one link that may be too long for insertion through an entry guide that follows a curved path. Each long link is made of a shape memory alloy or another material having a state in which the link is sufficiently flexible to bend as needed to pass through the entry guide.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.


Phantom degrees of freedom in joint estimation and control


Methods, apparatus, and systems for operating a surgical system. In accordance with a method, a position of a surgical instrument is measured, the surgical instrument being included in a mechanical assembly having a plurality of joints and a first number of degrees of freedom, the position of the surgical instrument being measured for each of a second number of degrees of freedom of the surgical instrument.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.


Diagnosing and treating movement disorders


A system for obtaining and analyzing data for overall joint motion from a plurality of joints of a subject experiencing a movement disorder involves a plurality of kinematic sensors configured to be placed on a body of a subject experiencing a movement disorder proximal a plurality of joints of the subject. The kinematic sensors are selected to measure overall joint motion with sufficient degrees of freedom for individual joints so that data collected by the sensors can be deconstructed into multiple degrees of freedom for individual joints and analyzed to provide amplitude of the movements caused by the movement disorder and/or relative contributions from and/or directional bias for each muscle group that may be implicated in the movement of each joint.
Mddt Inc.


Multi-degrees-of-freedom hand controller


Disclosed is a controller including a first control member, a second control member that extends from a portion of the first control member, and a controller processor that is operable to produce a rotational movement output signal in response to movement of the first control member, and a translational movement output signal in response to movement of the second control member relative to the first control member. The rotational movement output signal may be any of a pitch movement output signal, a yaw movement output signal, and a roll movement output signal, and the translational movement output signal may be any of an x-axis movement output signal, a y-axis movement output signal, and a z-axis movement output signal.
Fluidity Technologies, Inc.


Systems, devices, and methods for tracking moving targets


A system for tracking a moving target having up to six degrees of freedom and rapidly determining positions of the target, said system includes an easy to locate precision optical target fixed to the target. This system includes at least two cameras positioned so as to view the optical camera from different directions with each of the at least two cameras being adapted to record two dimensional images of the precision optical target defining precise target point.

Zoom function system


A zoom function system is disclosed. The zoom function system includes an upper lens assembly, a lower lens assembly, an upper actuator, and a lower actuator.

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Autofocus system


An autofocus system is disclosed. The autofocus system includes a lens assembly, an upper actuator, and a lower actuator.

Probe that cooperates with a laser tracker to measure six degrees of freedom


A system includes a measurement device configured to measure a distance, a first angle, and a second angle to a retroreflector target. The system further includes a probe having the retroreflector target, an inclinometer sensor, a camera, and a processor, the inclinometer sensor configured to determine a two-dimensional inclination of the probe relative to a gravity vector, the camera configured to capture an image of a light emitted from or reflected by the measurement device, the processor configured to determine six degrees of freedom of the probe based at least in part on the distance, the first angle, the second angle, the two-dimensional inclination, and the captured image of the camera..

Aircraft landing gear assembly


An aircraft landing gear includes an axle on which wheel and brake assemblies are mounted. An adaptor member is mounted on the axle and arranged to define a brake rod connection point that is distinct from a conventional brake rod connection point defined by the brake assembly.

Method and performing an imaging procedure of an object of interest


A device and a related mammography method employing the device are described. The device comprises an x-ray source, an x-ray detector placed under a support plate for supporting an object and arranged to detect the x-rays coming from the x-ray source after they have passed through the object, and a positioning assembly with an arm having multiple degrees of freedom which is a collaborative robot for positioning the x-ray source with respect to the support plate.

Electromagnetic (em) power density and field characterization technique


An apparatus and method for characterization of a directed beam of electromagnetic radiation is provided. An exemplary embodiment of the invention can include an apparatus and measuring technique method which uses a model for blackbody radiation that includes consideration all the degrees of freedom due to translation, vibration, and rotation of molecules or atoms that make up the absorber and a heat transfer term which averages the behavior of all the atoms of the material as a function of temperature.

Ultrasonic actuator device and applications thereof


Ultrasonic actuator device (100) includes actuator arm arrangement (10) including first and second actuator sections (11,12), wherein the first section is arranged for coupling with support structure (50) and the second section is movable relative to the first section, and ultrasonic driver device (20) including at least one ultrasonic driver unit (21-28) coupled with at least one of first and second sections for driving actuator arm arrangement (10) and for providing movement of the second section relative to the first section, and wherein actuator arm arrangement (10) is movable with at least two degrees of freedom and the at least one ultrasonic driver unit includes an array of oscillating elements being arranged for creating an acoustic stream in an adjacent medium in response to application of ultrasound. Furthermore, an operational instrument including at least one ultrasonic actuator device (100) and a method of using the device are described..

Centrifuge with vector-seeking linkage


Technologies pertaining to a centrifuge that comprises a vector-seeking linkage are disclosed herein. In a general embodiment, the centrifuge comprises a spindle that is rotatable about an axis of rotation.

Puck system


A puck system achieves adjustable stance in three degrees of freedom—foot placement, foot angulation, and crosswise centering—on a snow gliding board. The puck system includes pairs of puck assemblies for each rider's foot.

Phantom degrees of freedom for manipulating the movement of surgical systems


Methods, apparatus, and systems for performing minimally invasive surgery through an aperture of a patient. In accordance with a method, parameters are received from an input device associated with a surgeon, the parameters indicating a desired state of an end effector of a surgical instrument oriented through the aperture.

Catheter control system and graphical user interface


A remote workstation for the control of percutaneous intervention devices is provided. The remote workstation includes a control system for remotely and independently controlling at least two percutaneous intervention devices.

Miniature mobile marker system and method


A small, portable signal generator provides a unique marker signal modulated with a selectable number of degrees of freedom for insertion into a portion of a broadband communication system (bcs) such as a subscriber installation site that may or may not be connected to the remainder of the bcs. If payload signals are not present or brief interference with payload signals is tolerable, a high level marker signal may be injected with level control upon detection of an egress signal to detect very minor leakage sources and thus increase quality of the qualification of installation or repairs.
Comsonics, Inc.


Radar detection of endo-clutter high-value targets using tracker feedback


A radar signal target detection and display system employs feedback to produce improved detection and tracking. Portions of the radar images for each antenna channel to search for the target of interest are defined using the track state to define the center of the search region and using the track covariance matrix to define the size of the region.
Bae Systems Information & Electronic Systems Integration Inc.


Archery sighting device for a mechanical release


A sighting device for a bow which attaches to a release mechanism being used with said bow. The sighting device includes a sighting assembly, a positioning-and-orienting arm with multiple degrees of freedom, and a mounting clamp.

Robotic system


The present invention discloses a task specific robot for the procedure of endoscopic submucosal dissection (esd). This robot has two arms with nine degrees of freedom (dof), and the capability of tissue elevation and dissection.
The Chinese University Of Hong Kong


Motion tracking system for real time adaptive imaging and spectroscopy


This invention relates to a system that adaptively compensates for subject motion in real-time in an imaging system. An object orientation marker (30), preferably a retro-grate reflector (rgr), is placed on the head or other body organ of interest of a patient (p) during a scan, such as an mri scan.
Uwm Research Foundation, Inc.


Camera actuator


An actuator package includes a base frame member and an image sensor. The actuator package further includes a plurality of comb drive actuators affixed to the base frame member by a plurality of respective electrically conductive leaf spring flexures.
Apple Inc.


Angularly unbounded three-axis spacecraft simulator


A method of simulating 3-degrees of freedom spacecraft rotational dynamics is provided that includes attaching a payload, using a spherical air bearing, to an inner gimbal of a 3-axis gimbal, where the 3-axis gimbal includes an outer gimbal, a mid-gimbal and the inner gimbal, using a motion controller to control motion of each the gimbal of the 3-axis gimbal, where the motion controller includes an appropriately programmed computer and a motion control motor, sensing limits of free travel of the spherical air bearing, using a position sensor, and changing a position of the 3-axis gimbal away from the limit of free travel of the spherical air bearing when the spherical air bearing approaches the limit of free travel, wherein the position change effects travel of the spherical bearing to be unbounded by the limit of free travel, wherein 4π steradians spacecraft dynamics of the payload are simulated.. .
The United States Of America As Reprsented By The Secretary Of The Navy Office Of Naval Research


Optical image stabilization actuator module


An optical image stabilization actuator module includes a base, a ball holder, a plurality of balls, a plurality of coils, a plurality of yokes, and a plurality of magnets. The base is disposed with a plurality of ball support pillars; the ball holder is disposed with a plurality of ball housing spaces; the ball holder is disposed on top of the base.
Topray Mems Inc.


Self-locking compact coupling


A coupling is provided for connecting a two-track trailer having at least one drawbar, to a non-motorized vehicle, or to a vehicle having an auxiliary drive, particularly a bicycle. The coupling has two interacting coupling parts releasable from one another and respectively connectable to the vehicle and to the drawbar.
Zwei Plus Zwei Gmbh


Pneumatic manufacturing system for complex tissues and organs, having multiple degrees of freedom and multiple nozzles


Disclosed is a pneumatic manufacturing system for complex tissues and organs, having multiple degrees of freedom and multiple nozzles, belonging to the organs manufacturing field. The system comprises an x-direction movement mechanism, a y-direction movement mechanism, a q-direction rotation mechanism, a lifting platform, a rotation-forming platform, a shell, a high-pressure gas source, a multiple-nozzle forming unit, a spraying solution pressure tank, a temperature control device, a sterilizing device and a control unit.
Tsinghua University


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Terrain-based machine comprising implement state estimator


Terrain-based machines are provided comprising a translational chassis movement indicator, a terrain-based implement, an implement inclinometer, and an implement state estimator. The translational chassis movement indicator provides a measurement indicative of movement of the machine chassis in one or more translational degrees of freedom.
Caterpillar Trimble Control Technologies Llc


Visual guidance display for surgical procedure


A visual guidance system for use in a surgical procedure. The system includes an image processing unit programmed to receive a three-dimensional image of a surgical area, information on an instrument being used in the procedure, and a surgical plan including a planned trajectory that the instrument should follow.
X-nav Technologies, Inc.


Secondary mirror positioning mechanism


Systems that provide an active adjustment of mirrors and specifically of secondary mirrors, and that provide active adjustment of secondary mirrors in six degrees of freedom, and that can carry the additional load during launch.. .
Raytheon Corporation


Apparatus for forming a transceiver interface, ferrule, and optical transceiver component


An apparatus for forming a transceiver interface includes an fiber optic ferrule and an optical transceiver component. The fiber optic ferrule engages a mating plane of a lens array in the optical transceiver component.
Us Conec, Ltd.


Novel technique of displacement and rotation measurement


A simple and reliable novel method providing the ability to measure the spatial relative displacement and rotation of objects as well as the measurement of the different degrees of freedom of each object (i.e. Rotations and translations) relative to an inertial frame.

Pedicle screw system and spinal stabilization system


A pedicle screw system, including a pedicle screw having a screw shaft with an external thread and having a screw head supported on the screw shaft in a ball-and-socket joint relationship. The screw head includes a connecting element receptacle for a connecting element of a spinal stabilization system.
Aesculap Ag


Pedicle screw system and spinal stabilization system


A pedicle screw system, including a pedicle screw having a screw shaft with an external thread and having a screw head supported on the screw shaft in a ball-and-socket joint relationship. The screw head includes a connecting element receptacle for a connecting element of a spinal stabilization system.
Aesculap Ag


Device for controlling a polyphase inverter


The device according to the invention controls a polyphase inverter (10, 14, 17) intended for powering from a dc current source (cc) a polyphase rotating electric machine (1). The device is of the type of those generating commutation functions driving commutation elements (9, 13) of the inverter in such a way as to obtain a reduction of the losses in the commutation elements and a decrease of an effective current in a decoupling capacitor (16) of the source (cc).
Valeo Equipements Electriques Moteur


Actuation systems and methods


Actuation systems and methods are disclosed. Such systems may comprise a motor having a drive shaft, one or more modules coupled to the drive shaft, each module comprising one or more energy storage elements and one or more actuating members connecting the one or more energy storage elements to one or more degrees of freedom, which are configured to actuate in response to a discharge of energy from the one or more energy storage element, and a plurality of clutches associated with each module to couple the energy storage element of the module to the drive shaft of the motor and to control an energy state of the energy storage element independent of energy storage elements of other modules..
Worcester Polytechnic Institute


Haptic touch panel assembly for a vehicle


A haptic touch panel assembly for a vehicle. The haptic touch panel assembly includes a haptic touch panel, a support substrate, and a suspension component to couple the haptic touch panel to the support substrate.
Faurecia Interior Systems, Inc.


Suspension component for a haptic touch panel assembly


A suspension component for coupling a touch panel to a substrate in a haptic touch panel assembly. The suspension component includes a flexible connector that extends between a first end adapted for attachment to the touch panel and a second end adapted for attachment to the substrate.
Faurecia Interior Systems, Inc.


Three dimensional imaging of the motion of teeth and jaws


Pre-calibrated position sensors, and a computer or cloud based service are used to show motion in real time of the teeth and jaws depicting six degrees of freedom. The computer receives anatomically correct 3d images of any portion of the craniomandibular system with a position sensor(s) attached.

Device for holding an object during engraving that allows one or more degrees of freedom


An engraving tool for allowing a craftsperson to engrave an object, such a ring or other jewelry, while allowing a discrete number of degrees of freedom but restricting all others. In an embodiment, an engraving tool includes a base portion coupled to a manipulator housing portion that is rotatably attached to the base portion such that the manipulator housing portion may be rotated in a first degree of freedom (e.g., rotated in a horizontal plane with respect to a vertical axis of the base portion).
Yamsi Leather And Silver Llc


Processing tool and hemming device


A hemming device wherein a processing tool is equipped with a base part moved by a robot, a processing unit having a hemming roller and a guide roller, and a floating mechanism that is attached to the base part and elastically supports the processing unit with six degrees of freedom.. .
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.


Camera actuator


Some embodiments include an actuator assembly for mounting a moving component. In some embodiments, the actuator assembly includes a base substrate including a first portion for mounting comb drive actuators and a second portion for mounting the moving component.
Apple Inc.


Device for the movement and positioning of an element in space


An industrial robot includes a parallel kinematics mechanism that provides three degrees of freedom to a ring structure while maintaining the ring structure substantially in a fixed orientation relative to a reference plane established by a stationary base plate. A pivot sleeve is suspended within the stationary base plate and may pivot on two perpendicular axes of an intermediate gimbal.

Apparatus and customized shaping of orthodontic archwires and other medical devices


An apparatus and method for bending or shaping orthodontic archwires or other medical devices into a complex, patient individual shape is described. The apparatus comprises of two moveable, compact, manipulators with, in total, at least three revolute joints defining three rotation axes and at least three prismatic joints defining at least three translation axes.
Orametrix, Inc


Apparatus and customized shaping of orthodontic archwires and other medical devices


An apparatus and method for bending or shaping orthodontic archwires or other medical devices into a complex, patient individual shape is described. The apparatus comprises of two moveable, compact, manipulators with, in total, at least three revolute joints defining three rotation axes and at least three prismatic joints defining at least three translation axes.
Orametrix, Inc


Sterile optical sensor system having an adjustment mechanism


Systems, methods and a sensor alignment mechanism are disclosed for medical navigational guidance systems. In one example, a system to make sterile a non-sterile optical sensor for use in navigational guidance during surgery includes a sterile drape having an optically transparent window to drape the optical sensor in a sterile barrier and a sensor alignment mechanism.
Intellijoint Surgical Inc.


Cyclical sensor array


A non-straight sensor array within a gravity field, within a surface and cyclically surrounding a medial axis. The sensor array includes rigid bodies holding gravimetric tilt sensors, the rigid bodies being connected by flexible joints.

Robotic apparatus


A robotic apparatus has eight actuators (m0-m7) and a linkage (link 0-link 5) that actuates an end effector. Three serial macro freedoms have large ranges of motion and inertias.

Deriving input from six degrees of freedom interfaces


The present invention relates to interfaces and methods for producing input for software applications based on the absolute pose of an item manipulated or worn by a user in a three-dimensional environment. Absolute pose in the sense of the present invention means both the position and the orientation of the item as described in a stable frame defined in that three-dimensional environment.
Electronic Scripting Products, Inc.


Phone adapter for optical devices


An adapter that optically couples a camera on a mobile device to an eye piece of an optical device. The adapter includes a base plate configured to retain the mobile device without obstructing a display screen on the mobile device.
Fl Archery Holdings Llc


Tissue processing and slide staining apparatus with robotic arm having three degrees of freedom


The embodiments herein provide a tissue processing and slide staining equipment with a three degree freedom robotic arm that simultaneously performs tissue processing and slide staining for several sample baskets with similar or different processing methods. The equipment comprises two dimensional array of cylindrical containers with lids to hold sample baskets in position.

Universal motion simulator


The present application provides a motion simulator apparatus and method of use. The motion simulator apparatus may include an anthropomorphic robot arm adapted to provide at least six degrees of freedom of movement, a user pod for receiving a user and being operatively connected to the anthropomorphic robot arm, and a haptic interface operatively associated with the user pod for providing haptic feedback to the user in correspondence with the movement of the user pod..
Deakin University


Methods and devices for forming holes in bone to stimulate bone growth


Methods and devices are provided for forming holes in bone to stimulate bone growth. In one exemplary embodiment, a surgical instrument set can include a driver having a first mating element, and a bone pick have a second mating element configured to releas ably mate with the first mating element at any of a plurality of angular orientations.
Depuy Mitek, Llc


Recognition of free-form gestures from orientation tracking of a handheld or wearable device


A user performs a gesture with a hand-held or wearable device capable of sensing its own orientation. Orientation data, in the form of a sequence of rotation vectors, is collected throughout the duration of the gesture.
Intel Corporation


Isochronous paraxial timepiece resonator


A timepiece resonator including one weight connected by flexible strips to fixed attachment points of a fixed structure, this weight being subjected to a torque and/or a stress, and oscillating with at least two degrees of freedom in translation, and these flexible strips maintain the oscillations of this weight about a virtual pivot.. .
Eta Sa Manufacture Horlogere Suisse


Wafer edge inspection with trajectory following edge profile


This inspection system has an optical head, a support system, and a controller in electrical communication with the support system. The support system is configured to provide movement to the optical head with three degrees of freedom.
Kla-tencor Corporation


Bokah blocks


A toy assembly includes a flexible joint element and a construction member. The flexible joint element comprises two spherical components and a flexible string.

Spinal connectors and related methods


In some embodiments, a connector can be configured to couple a first fixation element (e.g., a first rod) to a second fixation element (e.g., a second rod). One or both of the first and second fixation elements can be included with the connector, or one or both can be separately provided.
Depuy Synthes Products, Llc


System and tracking objects with projected m-sequences


According to embodiments of the present invention are a system and method that use projected structured patterns of light and linear optical sensors for motion tracking. Sensors are capable of recovering two-dimensional location within the projection area, while several sensors can be combined for up to six degrees of freedom tracking.
The Walt Disney Company


Phase-locked loop with multiple degrees of freedom and its design and fabrication method


A design method for a phase-locked loop comprises: a controlled-frequency oscillator; a phase comparator, to determine a phase difference between an output signal of the controlled-frequency oscillator and a reference signal; a corrector to receive as input a signal representative of the phase difference and to generate at its output a first correction signal; at least one second corrector, to receive as input a signal representative of or affected by a phase noise of the reference signal or of the output signal of the controlled-frequency oscillator and to generate at its output a second correction signal; and a circuit for generating a slaving signal for the controlled-frequency oscillator on the basis of the first and second correction signals; the method using the h-infinity method. Method for fabricating such a loop comprising a design step implementing this method.
Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives


Multidimension vibrating mouse


Mouse capable of communicating with a software application of a computer, comprising a baseplate (2) and a housing (3) linked to one another by a link element (6) allowing the housing (3) to be inclined relative to the baseplate (2), such that the mouse is provided with at least four degrees of freedom, characterized in that the mouse comprises at least one vibration device.. .
E-concept


Bipartite sensor array


A bipartite sensor array comprising two portions capable of assembly into a single sensory system. A first portion includes rigid bodies connected by elongate flexures and fitted with gravimetric tilt sensors.
059312 N.b. Inc.


Heat storage material


The heat storage material of the present invention is a heat storage material comprising a substance that induces an electronic phase transition, wherein the electronic phase transition is a phase transition of multiple degrees (associated) with freedom including a spin degree of freedom and an orbital degree of freedom, which are internal degrees of freedom of electrons, and the substance is v(1-x)crxo2 (0<x≦0.23).. .
Riken


Articulating surgical instruments and deploying the same


A surgical instrument comprises a steering mechanism. The steering mechanism comprises a handle at a proximal end of the surgical instrument.
Medrobotics Corporation


Systems, devices, and methods for tracking and compensating for patient motion during a medical imaging scan


A motion compensation system for tracking and compensating for patient motion during a medical imaging scan comprises an optical marker comprising an optically visible pattern and a mounting portion; a first optical detector positioned to digitally image the optically visible pattern along a first line of sight; a second optical detector positioned to digitally image the optically visible pattern along a second line of sight; a tracking engine configured to determine a pose of the object in six degrees of freedom by analyzing images from the first and second optical detectors; and a controller interface configured to generate tracking information based on the pose and to electronically transmit the tracking information to a scanner controller to enable compensation within a medical imaging scanner for object motion.. .
Kineticor, Inc.


Manufacturing within a single-use container


A manufacturing assembly has at least a sterilizable chamber containing at least one of a three-dimensional printing device (additive manufacturing), a computer numerical controlled (cnc) finishing head (subtractive manufacturing), a vacuum-forming unit, an injection-molding unit, a laser-cutting unit, a ultrasonic-welding unit, a robotic arman analysis device, a sampling device or a combination thereof. A plurality of individual sterilizable chambers may be aseptically connected into a network of sterilizable chambers that provides additional functionality for the manufacturing assembly.
Sartorius Stedim Biotech Gmbh


Table saw riving knife mounting arrangement


A riving knife mounting assembly is provided that rigidly and accurately positions the riving knife relative to the cutting blade by way of a simple and intuitive mechanism. Interaction between a clamping plate and a locking plate engage opposite sides of the riving knife to hold the riving knife in place, and provides a sensible indication that the two components are properly mated.
Robert Bosch Tool Corporation




Degrees Of Freedom topics:
  • Degrees Of Freedom
  • Virtual Reality
  • Tracking System
  • Laser Welding
  • Input Device
  • Input Devices
  • Conductive Elements
  • Transducer
  • Video Game
  • Navigation
  • Distributed
  • Cartesian Coordinates
  • Coordinates
  • Instruments
  • Surgical Instrument


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