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Integrated portable stand, power supply, and control panel

Air Systems Dba Air Systems International

Integrated portable stand, power supply, and control panel

Suspension system especially for underwater cable

Pmi Industries

Suspension system especially for underwater cable

Suspension system especially for underwater cable


Immersive, flux-guided, micro-coil apparatus and method

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 Wynne-dyson projection lens with reduced susceptibility to uv damage patent thumbnailWynne-dyson projection lens with reduced susceptibility to uv damage
A wynne-dyson projection lens for use in an ultraviolet optical lithography system is disclosed, wherein the projection lens is configured to have reduced susceptibility to damage from ultraviolet radiation. The projection lens utilizes lens elements that are made of optical glasses that are resistant to damage from ultraviolet radiation, but that also provide sufficient degrees of freedom to correct aberrations.
Ultratech, Inc.

 Integrated portable stand, power supply, and control panel patent thumbnailIntegrated portable stand, power supply, and control panel
A portable stand includes a supporting frame, wherein the supporting frame has a base assembly operatively connected to at least one extendible leg for movement about a pivotal axis. The base assembly includes a base plate adapted for attachment to an interior of a case.
Air Systems, Inc. Dba Air Systems International, Inc.

 Suspension system especially for underwater cable patent thumbnailSuspension system especially for underwater cable
A suspension system receives an associated cable. The suspension system includes first and second mount arms disposed in spaced relation that receive a collar assembly having first and second collar members dimensioned to circumferentially enclose around the associated cable in a first assembled position, and a second open position, where the first and second collar members do not circumferentially enclose the associated cable.
Pmi Industries, Inc.

 Immersive, flux-guided, micro-coil apparatus and method patent thumbnailImmersive, flux-guided, micro-coil apparatus and method
A pemf web using immersive, flux-guided, micro-coils to direct intense, deeply penetrating, magnetic flux into a subject from each micro-coil capable of pointing in an arbitrary direction. Micro-coils are spooled around iron cores, insulated properly, and soldered to connecting wires, all embedded in a polymeric resin, such as cold-cured silicone resin.
Pulse, Llc

 Expandable interbody fusion device patent thumbnailExpandable interbody fusion device
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.
Spine Wave, Inc.

 Rod contouring alignment linkage patent thumbnailRod contouring alignment linkage
Pedicle screws are designed to provide polyaxial coupling to pedicles of a vertebra. Intermediate pieces are attached to the pedicles screws and receive extender shafts.
Stryker European Holdings I, Llc

 Maglev workpiece table with six degrees of freedom patent thumbnailMaglev workpiece table with six degrees of freedom
A maglev working table with six degrees of freedom comprises a pedestal (800), a rotation drive apparatus, a planar-motion apparatus, an angle measuring apparatus (500), and a displacement measuring apparatus. The displacement measuring apparatus comprises four direct-current motors (600) and four displacement measuring apparatus psd assemblies.
Tsinghua University

 Smart helmet patent thumbnailSmart helmet
A smart helmet including a projection surface, a projection unit, a processing unit, and a first pivoting unit is provided. The projection unit projects an image light into the projection surface according to a projection data.
Coretronic Corporation

 Operation support system and control  operation support system patent thumbnailOperation support system and control operation support system
An operation support system performing treatment on a target tissue while observing using an image capturing unit, using a treatment unit installed at a distal end side of a manipulator, a distal end seen from a fixing end of the manipulator, includes: the manipulator having joints corresponding to degrees of freedom and including at least two redundant joints having a redundant relationship among the joints; an operating unit configured to provide operating information corresponding to the degrees of freedom; a positional relationship calculation unit calculating a switching positional relationship between the target tissue or the treatment unit and the image capturing unit; and a control unit controlling an operation of the joint according to the operating information. The control unit controls the manipulator using one redundant joint as a driving joint and the other redundant joints as a fixing joint based on the switching positional relationship..
Olympus Corporation

 Energy recovering legged robotic device patent thumbnailEnergy recovering legged robotic device
A legged robotic device is disclosed. The legged robotic device can include a plurality of support members coupled together for relative movement defining a plurality of degrees of freedom, which can correspond to degrees of freedom of a human leg.
Sarcos Lc


Legged robotic device utilizing modifiable linkage mechanism

A legged robotic device is disclosed. The legged robotic device can include a mechanism formed at least in part by a plurality of support members coupled together for relative movement defining a plurality of degrees of freedom, at least some of the plurality of degrees of freedom corresponding to degrees of freedom of a human leg.
Sarcos Lc


Holder for a transesophageal echocardiography probe

A device includes a first retainer plate, a second retainer plate, a connector link, and a clamp. The second retainer plate has a clearance aperture.


Hand-held articulating arm camera mount

The present disclosure provides a hand-held camera mount for mounting an imaging device. In one embodiment, a hand-held imaging device mount comprises a handle configured to be held by a user; a base connected to the handle; an arm movably secured to the base such that the arm can be rotated relative to the handle and secured in place; and a mount head movably secured to the arm such that the mount head can be moved relative to the arm and secured in place, the mount head configured to mount an imaging device, wherein the imaging device mount permits an imaging device mounted to the mount head to be adjusted with multiple degrees of freedom relative to the handle..


Medical robot arm apparatus, medical robot arm control system, medical robot arm control method, and program

Provided is a surgical imaging apparatus that includes a multi-link, multi joint structure including a plurality of joints that interconnect a plurality of links to provide the multi-link, multi joint structure with a plurality of degrees of freedom, at least one video camera being disposed on a distal end of the multi-link, multi-joint structure; at least one actuator that drives at least one of the plurality of joints; and circuitry that detects a joint force experienced at the at least one of the plurality of joints in response to an applied external force, and controls the at least one actuator based on the joint force so as to position the video camera.. .
Sony Olympus Medical Solutions Inc.


Wristed surgical instrument capable of multiple functions, without requiring extra inputs

The present invention is generally related to the art of surgical instruments for use in minimally invasive surgery and more specifically to robotic laparoscopic surgery. According to one aspect of the invention, this articulated instrument is capable of producing a wrist-like motion, i.e.


Electromagnetic sensor integration with ultrathin scanning fiber endoscope

Methods and systems for imaging internal tissues within a body are provided. In one aspect, a method for imaging an internal tissue of a body is provided.
University Of Washington Through Its Center For Commercialization


Signal conducting coupling

A device including a prosthesis including an external component configured to output a signal in response to an external stimulus and a skin penetrating component configured to communicatively transfer the signal at least partially beneath skin of the recipient, wherein the device is configured such that the skin penetrating component can move in a plurality of degrees of freedom relative to the external component while retained to the external component.. .
Cochlear Limited


Vibration control in data storage devices

A storage device has a device body and a read/write head for reading and writing data in a data track of a storage medium. An actuator system is mounted on the device body for effecting movement of the read/write head relative to the data track to align the head with the data track.
International Business Machines Corporation



A movement simulator [100] has at least three translational degrees of freedom and has at least three actuator assemblies [106, 108, 110] each of which having a four bar parallelogram/trapezoidal link arrangement. A stiffener [214] is also disclosed..
Moog Bv


Faucet with articulating arm

A faucet includes a sprayhead removably supported by a positioning arm. The positioning arm is articulated to provide multiple degrees of freedom..
Delta Faucet Company


Magnetic resonance fingerprinting (mrf) serial artificial neural network (ann) sequence design

Example apparatus and methods employ an artificial neural network (ann) to automatically design magnetic resonance (mr) pulse sequences. The ann is trained using transverse magnetization signal evolutions having arbitrary initial magnetizations.
Case Western Reserve University


Reconfigurable optical processing system

An optical processing system comprises an optical input; one or more spatial light modulator arrays; and a detector array; wherein at least of said spatial light modulator arrays incorporates a plurality of data elements focusing elements; said data elements and/or said focussing elements having multiple degrees of freedom.. .
Optalysys Ltd.


Method for determining contact position parameters of a joint connecting two bones

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 given parameters, selecting initial values for the two remaining parameters and varying the two remaining parameters virtually in order to achieve a virtual relative position between the two 3d models such that they are in contact with each other.. .


Dry friction clutch with dampening system

A pneumatic dry friction clutch with a cone-shaped friction backing member and an intermediate member interlinked together with mating protrusions and recesses. The axial and circumferential degrees of freedom minimize or reduce noise and vibrations of the clutch, particularly any resonance.


Belt attachment and system

Disclosed herein is a belt assembly including a flexible belt with an improved belt attachment. The belt attachment includes two crossbars spaced along the length of the belt.


Apparatus and estimating vehicle velocity

An apparatus and a method for estimating a vehicle velocity are provided. The apparatus includes an inertia sensor that is configured to measure six degrees of freedom of a vehicle and a vehicle interior sensor that is configured to measure vehicle information.


Position and location detection of objects

A method for position and location determination of objects, particularly uncooperative objects. A 3d sensor delivers data of the target object, which are compared with target object data stored in a model database and are used both for an initial position and location estimation and for a subsequent more accurate position and location estimation of the target object.


Propeller/rotor control apparatus and method

An apparatus for controlling a rotor of a rotary wing aircraft, including a stationary frame, a rotary propulsion shaft extending through the frame, the propulsion shaft having a first shaft portion and a second shaft portion coupled to the first shaft portion at a joint, the first shaft portion being configured to be coupled to a drive unit and the second shaft portion being pivotable relative to a centerline of the first shaft portion in two degrees of freedom about the joint, and at least one actuator coupled to the stationary frame at one end and connected to the second shaft portion at the other end so that the second shaft portion rotates relative to the at least one actuator, the at least one actuator being configured to pivot the second shaft portion in the two degrees of freedom.. .


Modular rotor craft rotor hub system

A rotor arm assembly for use in a rotor craft rotor hub system includes a pitch shaft and a plurality of discrete bearings coupled to the pitch shaft. The plurality of bearings are elastomeric bearings configured to facilitate movement of the rotor arm assembly about a plurality of degrees of freedom.


Hinge having multiple degrees of freedom

Techniques for forming a hinge are described herein. The hinge is to couple a first housing of a computing device and a second housing of the computing device.


Actuation mechanism, optical apparatus, lithography apparatus and manufacturing devices

An actuator to displace, for example a mirror, provides movement with at least two degrees of freedom by varying the currents in two electromagnets. A moving part includes a permanent magnet with a magnetic face constrained to move over a working area lying substantially in a first plane perpendicular to a direction of magnetization of the magnet.
Asml Netherlands B.v.


Magnetic bearing, shaft and shaft mounting

A magnetic bearing for the mounting of a shaft (7), in particular for a spinning rotor of an open-end spinning device, features several pole shanks (2) of a stator (1) for the active radial magnetic mounting of the shaft (7) in two degrees of freedom, which in each case are surrounded by a coil (6) and are radially arranged to each other, whereas the pole shanks (2) are arranged at each other in such a manner that they release an opening (4) for the shaft (7). In the area of the opening (4), and on the side of the coils (6) turned away from the opening (4), the pole shanks (2) are connected to each other.
Rieter Cz S.r.o.


Remotely adjustable degrees of freedom for suspension coupling

Apparatus and associated methods relate to remote control over a number of degrees of freedom of coupling between a first suspension member and a second suspension member. In an illustrative embodiment, when in an uncoupled state, the first suspension member may move substantially independently of any motion of the second suspension member.
Skinz Protective Gear


Joint assembly and walking assistance robot

In a joint assembly of a walking assistance robot that is capable of performing an operation with 3 degrees of freedom, similarly to a user's joint, a rolling motion and a sliding motion are simultaneously made, and a rotation center changes so that the joint assembly can make a similar motion to that of an actual knee joint of the user. Thus, when the user wears the walking assistance robot and walks, misalignment can be prevented from occurring in the knee joint..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


Robotic apparatus, method, and applications

A dexterous robotic apparatus includes an asymmetrical hand mechanism including only two finger components: a first independent finger and a second independent finger, and a respective first finger motor and a respective second finger motor disposed in the hand mechanism, wherein the hand mechanism is characterized by only two continuous degrees of freedom.. .
Cornell University


Hybrid stabilizer with optimized resonant and control loop frequencies

A hybrid stabilizer isolates a payload from vibrations across six degrees of freedom using an underdamped passive stabilizer in series with an active stabilizer that is mounted to the foundation, thereby improving isolation. In a first aspect, the passive stabilizer is one or more underdamped springs that reduce high frequency vibrations and in some embodiments the passive stabilizer is tuned to a resonant frequency at most half the control loop frequency of the active stabilizer.
Tolo, Inc.


Agile, driven joint with three degrees of freedom

The invention relates to a joint drive with a joint unit and a curved guide drive. The joint unit comprises a first and a second transmission wheel which are positioned opposite each other.
Technische Universitat Munchen


Posture rehabilitation apparatus

Posture apparatus for rehabilitating alterations of the locomotor system includes a rectangular-shaped platform offering housing to two portions and receive a subject user, each portion respectively including a base reversibly respectively fixed to its corresponding portion and adapted to respectively support a support matching the left foot and a support matching the right foot of the subject; a belt with elastic band adapted to be worn by the subject; at least one elastic cord for connecting the belt with support elements present on the apparatus; at least two telescopic rods adapted to fix at a predetermined height the support elements; the apparatus conferring to the anatomic structures involved in the exercise, and to the feet of the subject, a high number of degrees of freedom of movement, with the matching feet supports divided into two transverse portions which allow the foot to perform a natural helical movement.. .


Collapsible and stackable parts rack

A rack for holding articles, components, parts and other such items and further being collapsible and stackable upon other similar racks whether any of the racks are in an upright or collapsed position. The rack includes a shelf and a plurality of leg assemblies distributed about the shelf perimeter, the leg assemblies each having a leg footer, a leg member, and a slider pivot bearing joining the proximal ends of the leg footer and leg member thereby constraining relative motion between the leg footer and leg member to two degrees of freedom.
Honda Logistics North America, Inc.


Medical robot arm apparatus, medical robot arm control system, medical robot arm control method, and program

Provided is a medical robot arm apparatus including a plurality of joint units configured to connect a plurality of links and implement at least 6 or more degrees of freedom in driving of a multi-link structure configured with the plurality of links, and a drive control unit configured to control driving of the joint units based on states of the joint units. A front edge unit attached to a front edge of the multi-link structure is at least one medical apparatus..
Sony Olympus Medical Solutions Inc.


Minimally invasive surgical system

The distal end of a surgical instrument is movable in all six cartesian degrees of freedom independently of other components of a telemanipulated surgical system. The surgical instrument extends through a guide tube.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.


Fusing and cutting surgical instrument and related methods

A surgical instrument can include a shaft having a proximal end and a distal end, and a wrist coupled to the distal end of the shaft and configured to articulate in multiple degrees of freedom. An end effector having jaws may be supported by the wrist.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.


Syndesmosis screw

Disclosed bone screws include multiple screw elements engaged together to provide the required strength along a longitudinal direction and the required flexibility in other degrees of freedom. The disclosed bone screws have a low profile.
Coorstek Medical Llc D/b/a Imds


Epitaxial film on nanoscale structure

An embodiment of the invention includes an epitaxial layer that directly contacts, for example, a nanowire, fin, or pillar in a manner that allows the layer to relax with two or three degrees of freedom. The epitaxial layer may be included in a channel region of a transistor.
Intel Corporation


Survivable cloud data storage and transport

Presented is a multi-channel data process to utilize wavefront multiplexing for data storage and data stream transport with redundancy on cloud or in a distribution network. This processing features additional applications for multi-media recording and data communications via transponding platforms including satellites, unmanned air vehicles (uavs), or others for better survivability and faster accessing.


Umbrella having a pivot joint to provide additional degrees of freedom of orientation of its canopy

An umbrella having a support arm, a canopy having a support hub defining a first axis, and a pivot joint coupling the support hub to the support structure. The pivot joint is rotatable with respect to the support structure, about a second axis at a fixed angle with respect to the support structure.


Hot wedge welding device

A hot-wedge welding device for overlap welding plastic webs, comprising a hot wedge, a pressure device for pressing the plastic webs against the hot wedge which comprises a respective pressure unit associated with one of the hot-wedge flat sides, and further comprising two mutually opposing pressure rollers. The hot wedge is pivotably mounted on a bearing shaft by way of a bearing bushing, which extends between the two hot-wedge flat sides parallel to the hot-wedge front edge at a distance therefrom.
Leister Technologies Ag


Targeting an orthopaedic implant landmark

A system for targeting landmarks on devices such as surgical implants is disclosed. The system can include a field generator for generating one or more magnetic fields, an orthopaedic implant located within the magnetic fields, the implant having at least one landmark, a removable probe with a first magnetic sensor, a landmark identifier and a processor.
Smith & Nephew, Inc.


Dynamic deoxyribonucleic acid (dna) models and kits

A dynamic dna model and dna model kit that is based on the atomic coordinates of double-stranded dna, but can be easily untwisted to form a flattened 2-d ladder structure. Once untwisted, the two strands of dna can be easily “unzipped” to create single-stranded dna templates that can be used to demonstrate the processes of dna replication and transcription.


Method of determining a position and orientation of a device associated with a capturing device for capturing at least one image

A method of determining a position and orientation of a device is provided. The position and orientation of the device is determined based on multiple degrees of freedom (dof) and the device is associated with a capturing device for capturing at least one image is provided.
Metaio Gmbh


Feature validation using motion registration

During an analysis technique, the locations of a polyp candidate (and, more generally, a feature) in images of the colon acquired with different orientations of an individual are compared to determine if the polyp candidate is a true positive (an actual polyp) or a false positive (an artifact). In particular, the locations are compared for images when the individual is supine and prone.
Echopixel, Inc.


Polarized tracker tracking movement

A system and method are provided for leveraging emitted polarized electromagnetic radiation as a means to track relative orientation and position of an object with regard to another object. Six basic degrees of freedom including three angular and three translational are determined based on making multiple polarization-based measurements and then determining the corresponding geometry that would yield those measurements..
Honeywell International Inc.


Camera-based visual adjustment of a movable x-ray imaging system

The present invention relates to the adjustment of movable x-ray imaging systems. In order to provide a facilitated alignment and positioning for a movable x-ray imaging system with reduced hardware requirements and allowing an intuitive operation, a movable x-ray imaging system (10) for aligning an object of interest and an x-ray imaging arrangement in relation to each other is provided.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


Flexible master - slave robotic endoscopy system

A master-slave robotic endoscopy system includes a flexible primary endoscope probe having at least one tool channel for carrying a tendon-sheath driven robot arm and corresponding end effector, and a secondary endoscope probe channel for carrying an imaging endoscope. The imaging endoscope provides enhanced image capture range relative to a distal end of the primary endoscope probe by way of a secondary endoscope probe channel distal opening proximally offset from the primary endoscope probe distal end; a ramp structure distally carried by the primary endoscope probe; and/or one or more actuatable distal imaging endoscope regions.
National University Of Singapore


Communications connector with improved contacts

A network cable jack includes a printed circuit board (pcb) for balancing both inductive and capacitive coupling. Using a pcb allows compact trace paths to be formed without significantly increasing manufacturing costs.
Panduit Corp.


Ergonomics test buck

A test buck, a test buck system and related method are disclosed. The test buck system may comprise a controller and a test buck.
Caterpillar Inc.


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.


Bending machines for bending profiles, metal sheets and the like

Machines for bending profiles, metal sheets and the like are provided. Such machines include those having a structure or frame and a bending device with three rollers.


Shock absorbing, total disc replacement prosthetic device

A hybrid mechanical device comprising rigid-body joints, such as rotational and planar joints, and one or more continuum joints that operate based on constitutive properties of materials, such as, for example, flexure, extension and compression. Embodiments include a tripartite nucleus comprising a cap, core, and sled.
Truemotion Spine, Inc.


Degrees of freedom in multicell wireless systems with full-duplex base stations using interference alignment and methods for enabling full-duplex with half duplex clients

An interference alignment system for communication structures that includes a single cell channel comprising an access point node, and a full bipartite interference channel (fbic) configuration of a plurality of receiving nodes and a plurality of transmitting nodes. Each receiving node sees an interfering signal from all transmitting nodes.
Nec Laboratories America, Inc.


Apparatus for controlling a mobile platform

A system and apparatus for controlling a mobile platform via cables is disclosed. Each of the set of cables are connected at one end to the platform at a second end to a cable controlling mechanism, the cable controlling mechanism including a motor to control a length and tension of the cable.


Dual arm robot

A robot assembly for transporting a substrate is presented. The robot assembly having a first arm and a second arm supported by a column, the first arm further having a first limb, the first limb having a first set of revolute joint/line pairs configured to provide translation and rotation of the distal most link of the first limb in the horizontal plane.
Brooks Automation, Inc.


Optimal design of a lower limb exoskeleton or orthosis

A link extends between a distal member and a proximal member of a wearable device, such as an exoskeleton, orthosis or prosthesis for a human lower limb. One or other of the distal member and the proximal member includes a crossing member.
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology


Method and fabrication of controlled chirp gratings

In some aspects of the present application, an apparatus for producing an interference pattern on a photosensitive portion formed on a surface of a sample is disclosed. The apparatus can include an optical system for providing interference between two coherent spherical wavefronts impinging on a thin-film photosensitive material formed on a surface of a sample, wherein a plane of the surface normal of the sample is arranged at an angle with respect to a plane defined by center propagation vectors of the two coherent spherical wavefronts; and one or more actuating elements operable to actuate one or more optical elements in the optical system, the sample, or both the one or more optical elements and the sample in one or more degrees of freedom to control a relative magnitude of a longitudinal and a transverse chirp of the interference pattern..


Floating unit and assembly for producing a modular floating structure comprising such floating units

A system includes a first floating unit and at least one second floating unit. The first floating unit includes at least one system of connection to the second floating unit, this connecting system including a projectile connected to a free end of a mooring line and at least one male and/or female coupling element placed at a first of its ends.
Ets A. Deschamps Et Fils


Degrees of freedom per communication node

Systems and methods are disclosed to operate a communication network by dividing signal dimensions at a receiver into interference and intended signal dimensions; applying transmit precoding to mitigate interference by overlapping the interference from a plurality of transmitters into the interference dimension at thea receiver; and applying a receiver filter to cancel out the interference dimension at the receiver and recover the signal in the intended signal dimension.. .


Object tracking using occluding contours

Embodiments disclosed pertain to object tracking based, in part, on occluding contours associated with the tracked object. In some embodiments, a 6 degrees of freedom (6-dof) initial camera pose relative to a tracked object in a first image may be obtained.
Qualcomm Incorporated


Automobile sun visor attachment

An automobile sun visor attachment is configured to attach to a sun visor. The attachment includes means to easily apply and remove the attachment to an existing sun visor.


Patient-matched total knee arthroscopy

A gauge assembly includes a distal femur gauge including medial and lateral condyle paddles each having a shape and size corresponding to a pre-operative planned distal resection of a patient's femur, and a tibial cutting block connected to the distal femur gauge. The condyle paddles include features, for example, pin-receiving holes, that permit intra-operative anterior-posterior and/or internal-external adjustment of the position of the distal femur gauge.
Smith & Nephew, Inc.


Device for controlling trim of a boat

Device for controlling the trim of a boat including at least one trim tab element or the like, engaged to the transom of the boat by a hinge. At least one actuator is also provided, which is affixed to the transom by an upper terminal and to the tab by a lower terminal respectively through an upper joint and a lower joint.
Ultraflex S.p.a.


Compliant underactuated grasper

A compliant underactuated grasper includes a palm base and two fingers. Each of the fingers comprises: a proximal phalanx; a distal phalanx; a compliant flexure joint connecting the distal phalanx to the proximal phalanx; and a pin joint connecting the proximal phalanx to the palm base, the pin joint constraining angular movement of the proximal phalanx relative to the palm base to rotation about a pin pivot axis.
Irobot Corporation


Intra-operatively adjustable cutting guide

A tibial cutting guide includes upper and lower portions having patient-matched surfaces. The upper portion defines resection slots for forming resections about the tibial eminence.
Smith & Nephew, Inc.


Pulse measuring device and pulse measurement therewith

A pulse measuring device according to one embodiment of the present invention comprises: a measuring unit which is capable of spherical movement with multiple degrees of freedom; and a movement unit on which the measuring unit is mounted, and which has a spherical movement part for moving the measuring unit spherically with multiple degrees of freedom while also having a linear movement structure for moving the measuring unit linearly with multiple degrees of freedom. The measuring unit comprises: a unit body which is coupled so as to be able to rotate relative to an end part of the movement unit; a linking part which is coupled to a lower end part of the unit body and is able to rotate relative to the unit body; and a sensor part which is equipped with a pulse diagnosis sensor..
Korea Institute Of Oriental Medicine


Method and editing 3d character motion

A method of editing a 3d character motion and an apparatus using the same, the method including analyzing correlations between degrees of freedom of joints with respect to a plurality of sample motions, and generating a new character motion desired by a user by editing a 3d character motion input by the user, wherein when a key joint is manipulated by the user, positions of other joints are transformed by use of the analyzed correlations between degrees of freedoms of the joints, so that the new character motion is generated.. .
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute


Active resistive shimming for mri devices

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.
Viewray Incorporated


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.


Shock absorbing, total disc replacement prosthetic

Devices for implantation within a functional spinal unit (fsu) that can provide up to six independent degrees of freedom from a neutral position are provided. Such devices can comprise two endplates, a nucleus, a sled, and an optional, elastic boot attached to the endplates and enclosing the contents of the device, namely, the nucleus.
Truemotion Spine, Inc.


Long-bone fracture-reduction robot

A long-bone fracture-reduction robot is provided, and includes a machine base; a support slidably connected onto the machine base and able to move up and down; a plurality of electro-hydraulic drivers; and a six-degrees-of-freedom parallel robot arranged on the support, with the motion of the robot in six degrees of freedom hydraulically controllable using the plurality of electro-hydraulic drivers. The long-bone fracture-reduction robot includes two long-bone-fixing frames, one frame being coupled to the support and other being coupled to the six-degree-of-freedom parallel robot.


Cone beam ct imaging and image-guided procedures

Disclosed are embodiments of methods of and systems for detecting and biopsying lesions with a cone beam computed tomography (cbct) system. The system comprises, in some embodiments, a cbct device configured to output a cone beam ct image of at least a portion of a patient's breast and a multi-axis transport module, having at least three degrees of freedom and configured to position a biopsy needle within a 3d frame of reference based on inputs received from the cone beam ct device.
Koning Corporation


Observer preference model

A computer implemented method for predicting preferences of an observer for two images, the method comprising the steps of: receiving the first image and an associated salience map indicating regions of the first image that are likely to be scrutinized by the observer; receiving a content masking map indicating differences between the first image and the second image that the observer is likely to be able to perceive; determining a number of preference measures; and processing the salience map and the content masking map to determine a distribution of a set of values of the preference measures predicting the preferences of the observer for the first image and the second image, the set of values of the preference measures having a number of degrees of freedom.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


Axis maintenance apparatus, systems, and methods

In some embodiments, an apparatus and a system, as well as a method and an article, may operate to select a longitudinal axis (250) within a borehole (220), and to move a down hole housing using at least one set of rollers (82) attached to the housing to contact a surface of the borehole (220), so that simultaneous movement with two rotational degrees of freedom is enabled within the borehole (220). The centerline of the housing can be substantially aligned with a selected longitudinal axis (250) while the housing moves along the selected longitudinal axis.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.


Reciprocating gardening tool and gardening tool attachment for reciprocating power tool

A hand held gardening tool has a drive with a reciprocating head to which a removable garden tool attachment formed of an elongate plate that can be a reciprocating saw blade formed into a j-shape, u-shape or o-shape has a non-straight and non-smooth ground engaging surface that preferably is a toothed or serrated elongate edge facing a user of the tool during ground engagement when pulled or dragged by the user toward the user during use. The drive reciprocates the attachment when the ground engaging surface engages the ground breaking up the ground cultivating the ground.


Method and automated control and multidimensional positioning of multiple localized medical devices with a single interventional remote navigation system

(b) constructing a cost function based on the spatial coordinates of the first and second medical devices, minimizing it and computing and automatically applying updates to the configurational degrees of freedom of the second medical device.. .


System and augmented ultrasound simulation using flexible touch sensitive surfaces

A method and system for ultrasound simulation for training purposes. The system comprises a probe assembly, an electronic tag, and a translation sensor.
Sonosim, Inc.


Multi-axis input apparatus

The inventive technology, in its various embodiments, relates to improved multi-axis input devices such as joysticks, and associated multi-axis optical displacement measurement means. Certain embodiments of the input devices may comprise elements movable with respect to each other in at least, e.g., three degrees of freedom and comprise ionically conductive elements that are utilized to generate a position signal in, e.g., at least three, or at least six degrees of freedom.


Steering techniques for surgical instruments

A steerable endoscopic tool uses concentric sleeves of varying curvature to steer a tool tip toward or in the direction of a location of surgical interest. By rotating and/or axially displacing such sleeves relative to one another the tool tip may be maneuvered within a current field of view with several degrees of freedom without any physical movement of an endoscope, thus facilitating improved surgical access and control without complex mechanical systems in the endoscope or at the surgical site..
The General Hospital Corporation


Method and painting objects

An apparatus for painting an object, the apparatus having a painting head equipped with a spraying nozzle arranged to deliver a flow of paint on a surface. The apparatus also includes a device for moving the painting head in the space according to at least two degrees of freedom.
Scuola Superiore S. Anna


Backplane optical connector

The present invention relates to a a backplane optical connector comprising includes a first connector secured to a backplane and a second connector mounted on a daughter board. The first connector comprises includes a first optical input-output part, guide holes, and a shutter.
Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited


Housing, bobbin, and electronic device

A housing covering an electronic component is provided. The housing includes a body, a first coupling portion, and a third coupling portion.
Delta Electronics (shanghai) Co., Ltd.


Azimuth angle calibration method and motion analysis apparatus

A motion analysis apparatus includes a first calculation unit that calculates a first vector on a node in an absolute coordinate system using an output from a first inertial sensor attached to one of two rigid bodies linked by the node having a multiple degrees of freedom, a second calculation unit that calculates a second vector on the node in the absolute coordinate system using an output from a second inertial sensor attached to the other one of the rigid bodies; and a third calculation unit that calculates a difference in directions of the first vector and the second vector.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation


Imaging system subject support

A subject support (114) of an imaging system (100) includes a tabletop (124) that supports a subject or object in an examination region of the imaging system, a base (116), including a mechanical linear actuator (118), and a coupling (128) that mechanically couples the tabletop and the linear mechanical actuator such that the linear mechanical actuator translates the tabletop with respect to the examination region. The coupling rotates in two directions and translates in two directions, thereby providing four degrees of freedom, compensating for at least one of machining inaccuracies or misalignment of the linear mechanical actuator..
Koninklijke Philips N.v


Racket sport inertial sensor motion tracking analysis

A system for a racket comprises an inertial sensor for coupling to the racket, a processor connected to the inertial sensor, and a memory device connected to the processor. The inertial sensor includes an accelerometer array with three degrees of freedom in acceleration and a gyro array with three degrees of freedom in rotation.
Icuemotion, Llc


Frequency assignment method and transmission apparatus therefor

A frequency assignment method in a communication system is provided. The method includes transmitting, by a base station, a pilot signal to the plurality of terminals; receiving, by the base station, channel information and a signal to interference ratio (sir) from the plurality of terminals as feedback information; determining, by the base station, a number of subcarriers to be used for interference alignment and a terminal to which interference alignment is to be applied, using the feedback information; selecting, by the base station, a frequency set to be used for interference alignment among preset frequency sets for interference alignment, and generating a transmit precoding matrix using a maximum of degrees of freedom (dof) that can be obtained for each frequency; and transmitting, by the base station, an index of the selected frequency set to the determined terminal using the generated transmit precoding matrix..
Korea University Research And Business Foundation


Web insulation system, valve for a web insulation system, and a storage container using the web insulation system

A storage system, including an outer casing having an evacuated inner volume; a vessel for storage located within the outer casing and having a plurality of protrusions distributed on an outer surface thereof; and a plurality of filamentary strands spanning the inner volume, wherein at least some of the plurality of protrusions are essentially tangentially contacted by a plurality of the filamentary strands to secure the vessel in six degrees of freedom relative to the outer casing.. .
Board Of Trustees Of Northern Illinois University

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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