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Transmission clutch control using lumped inertia modeling

Gm Global Technology Operations

Transmission clutch control using lumped inertia modeling

Robotically controlled entertainment elements

Robotically controlled entertainment elements

Robotically controlled entertainment elements

Brooks Automation

Substrate processing apparatus

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 Uses of systems with degrees of freedom poised between fully quantum and fully classical states patent thumbnailUses of systems with degrees of freedom poised between fully quantum and fully classical states
Disclosed herein are systems and uses of systems operating between fully quantum coherent and fully classical states. Such systems operate in what is termed the “poised realm” and exhibit unique behaviors that can be applied to a number of useful applications.
Tampere University Of Technology
 Transmission clutch control using lumped inertia modeling patent thumbnailTransmission clutch control using lumped inertia modeling
A vehicle powertrain includes an engine, transmission, torque converter assembly, and controller. The controller includes recorded lumped inertia models of the powertrain and instructions for executing a clutch-to-clutch shift using these models.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc
 Robotically controlled entertainment elements patent thumbnailRobotically controlled entertainment elements
A robotic mount is configured to move an entertainment element such as a video display, a video projector, a video projector screen or a staircase. The robotic mount is movable in multiple degrees of freedom, whereby the associated entertainment element is moveable in three-dimensional space.
 Substrate processing apparatus patent thumbnailSubstrate processing apparatus
A transfer apparatus for transporting substrates in a transfer chamber having a first and second ends and two sides extending between the ends. The transfer apparatus includes a drive section, at least one base arm fixed at one end with respect to the transfer chamber and including at least one arm link rotatably coupled to the drive section and at least one transfer arm rotatably coupled to a common end of the base arm, the at least one transfer arm has two end effectors.
Brooks Automation, Inc.
 Suitable control  a system of photovoltaic concentration modules patent thumbnailSuitable control a system of photovoltaic concentration modules
The invention relates to a suitable control method for a system of photovoltaic concentration modules, which can be used to maintain the correct orientation of the modules in order to track the sun without requiring the use of positioning sensors. The sun is tracked by performing angular movements in relation to each of the degrees of freedom at given intervals, measuring the power or current supplied by the energy collection module(s).
Abengoa Solar New Technologies S.a.
 Apparatus and  evaluating joint performance patent thumbnailApparatus and evaluating joint performance
The present invention is generally directed to apparatuses and methods for evaluating the amount of “play” in a joint. In one embodiment, an apparatus is provided that quantifies the rotation of the tibia in response to a known torque.
 Interaction peripheral device capable of controlling an element for touching and grasping multidimensional virtual objects patent thumbnailInteraction peripheral device capable of controlling an element for touching and grasping multidimensional virtual objects
An interaction peripheral device (1) capable of controlling an element for touching and grasping multidimensional virtual objects, including at least two interaction modules (20), each interaction module (20) being intended to be actuated by a finger of an operator and including a control sensor allowing control of displacement, according to a predetermined number of degrees of freedom, of a portion of the element for touching and grasping virtual objects by bending/extending and/or adduction/abduction displacement of the finger of the operator, and a vibrator able to emit a vibration upon touching and/or letting go of a virtual object by a portion of said element for touching and grasping virtual objects, characterized in that each interaction module (20) is attached to said peripheral device through a connection (40) in a damping material.. .
 Bladed fishing lure patent thumbnailBladed fishing lure
A bladed weighted fishing lure is provided in which the blade is designed to oscillate side-to-side during retrieval and is loosely, but securely affixed to a wireform. The wireform includes an inferior portion that is rigidly secured to a weighted body and includes a medially placed feature for attachment of a fishing line.
 Cell-based tissue analysis patent thumbnailCell-based tissue analysis
Methods for cell-based tissue analysis utilize modern trends in digital microscopy to obtain, process, calibrate, and analyze digital images of tissue sections to quantify cell-based data for improved histological analysis. Using data from multiple images of a common tissue section, or data from images of multiple tissue sections, additional degrees of freedom are realized and the resulting analysis provides added depth to histological analysis of tissue samples.
Flagship Biosciences, Llc
 Multi-axis hose connector assembly patent thumbnailMulti-axis hose connector assembly
A multi-axis hose connector is provided. The assembly comprises a first and second hose connector end secured to a first and second housing.

Device for the rehabilitation of movements of the foot

A device (7) for the rehabilitation of the movements of the foot (1) includes a supporting base (8) and a mobile platform (9) with a supporting surface (10) for resting the sole of the foot (1), wherein the mobile platform (9) is secured to the supporting base (8) by a pure rotation movement mechanism (12) with three degrees of freedom of rotary movement independent the one from the other and placed in parallel which allow rotations of the mobile platform around three axes (13, 14, 15) which intersect one another in a single rotation center (p). The supporting surface (10) is turned towards the rotation center (p) and is distant from the rotation center (p) in such a way that the rotation center (p) is positioned in correspondence to the ankle (2) of the foot (1)..
Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche

Redox flow battery with external supply line and/or disposal line

A redox flow battery is illustrated and described, having at least one cell frame enclosing a cell interior and having at least one supply line provided outside the cell frame for supplying electrolyte to the cell interior and/or at least one disposal line provided outside the cell frames for removing electrolyte from the cell interior. In order to provide greater degrees of freedom in the design of the cell so as to make available redox flow batteries with improved properties, it is envisaged that the supply line for supplying electrolyte to the cell interior and/or the disposal line for removing electrolyte from the cell interior is in fluid contact with the cell interior via a plurality of separate flow channels in the cell frame..
Fraunhofer-gesellschaft Zur Forderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.

Method of controlling virtual object or view point on two dimensional interactive display

A method of controlling a viewpoint of a user or a virtual object on a two-dimensional (2d) interactive display is provided. The method may convert a user input to at least 6 degrees of freedom (dof) structured data according to a number of touch points, a movement direction thereof, and a rotation direction thereof.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Stabilizing shooting rest apparatus and method

Disclosed herein is a stabilizing shooting rest that includes a base attachable to the belt of a wearer. The stabilizing shooting rest further includes a telescopic elongated member having a proximate end attached to the base and extending to a distal end, the telescopic elongated member attaching to the base such that the telescopic elongated member is movable about the base with at least two rotational degrees of freedom.

Patient mounted mri and ct compatible robot for needle guidance in interventional procedures

A patient mountable robot includes a four link mechanism, three actuators, and a first robot base. The mechanism includes four links that form a closed loop structure.
Children's National Medical Center

System and method retracting body tissue

A method for retracting body tissue providing a retractor system that includes a rail having two opposed widened rail portions separated by a narrowed portion, each widened portion engageable by a separate clamp. The clamps are configured to support the rail to a fixed surface, or to support a surgical device.
Globus Medical, Inc.

Technique for converting a model predictive control (mpc) system into an explicit two-degrees of freedom (2dof) control system

A method includes obtaining a reference tracking performance ratio and a disturbance rejection performance ratio associated with a model predictive control (mpc) controller. The method also includes filtering an output target signal for the controller using a first filter based on the reference tracking performance ratio.

Robotic platform for mini-invasive surgery

Robotic platform for mini-invasive surgery comprising robotic arms (4a, 4b) suitable to be placed in the body of a patient, introduced through a single access port, which are an extension of external robotic manipulators (19). The continuity between external (1) and internal (4a, 4b) robotic arms is guaranteed by means of a trans-abdominal magnetic connection (6) between the internal robotic arm integral with the external one.

Assistive device for positioning a medical instrument relative to an internal organ of a patient

The invention relates to an assistive device for positioning a medical instrument (2) inserted into a natural duct (100) or an artificial duct of a patient relative to an internal organ (p) of a patient, wherein the device comprises a support (1) that is to be inserted at least in part into the body of the patient and supports the medical instrument, means for moving the support, wherein said movement means comprise an articulated arm (9) that includes a plurality of degrees of freedom for moving a proximal end (1a) of the support, means for acquiring images of the internal organ for positioning the medical instrument relative to the internal organ, wherein the image acquisition means comprise a probe (5) supported by the support such that the medical instrument and the probe are rigidly connected, and a control unit (10) for controlling the movement means, which is connected to the image acquisition means and comprises image analyzing means (11) for generating control commands for the articulated arm in order to control at least one movement of the medical instrument relative to the internal organ. The invention further relates to a method for controlling such a device..

Systems and methods for aligning a near-eye display device

A near-eye display system includes (a) a near-eye display device, having a display and capable of providing, to a pupil of a user, an image from the display superimposed on an ambient scene, and (b) a fixture for coupling the near-eye display device to a holder mounted to the user, wherein the fixture has a plurality of degrees of freedom for alignment of the display device with respect to the pupil.. .

Metrology system optimization for parameter tracking

Methods and systems for evaluating the capability of a measurement system to track measurement parameters through a given process window are presented herein. Performance evaluations include random perturbations, systematic perturbations, or both to effectively characterize the impact of model errors, metrology system imperfections, and calibration errors, among others.

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.

Cube corner retroreflector for measuring six degrees of freedom

A target and method of manufacturing the target is provided. The method of manufacturing includes providing the cube cornered retroreflector, the cube cornered retroreflector including a first, second and third planar reflectors.

User interface devices

User interface devices (uids) for sensing position or motion of an actuator assembly in multiple degrees of freedom are disclosed. In one embodiment a uid includes a frame having a top and bottom assembly, an actuator assembly disposed within a volume between the top and bottom of the frame having magnets disposed therein, a sensor array for sensing magnetic fields from the magnets in multiple axes, and a processing element for receiving the sensed magnet fields and generating a uid output signal corresponding to a position, translation, rotation, deformation, or other action of the actuator assembly..

Providing a description of aircraft intent

The present invention provides a computer-implemented method of generating an aircraft intent description expressed in a formal language that provides an unambiguous four-dimensional description of an aircraft's intended motion and configuration during a period of flight. A flight intent description is parsed to provide instances of flight intent that span a flight segment, the flight segments together spanning the period of flight.

Expandable interbody fusion device

An expandable interbody fusion device includes superior and inferior plates that are configured to receive a sequentially inserted stack of expansion members or wafers. The superior and inferior plates include features that at least initially interlock the two plates until the superior plate is dislodged by pressure from the growing wafer stack.

Uv forming roll to roll alignment

A uv forming apparatus and method for roll to roll alignment is disclosed. The apparatus comprises an unrolling mechanism (101), a coating mechanism (102), a uv forming mechanism (100), a stripping mechanism (107) and a withdraw roll mechanism (110); wherein the apparatus further comprises an adjusting alignment mechanism (10) comprising a flat mold supporting apparatus (116) and an alignment probe (108), the flat mold supporting apparatus (116) is capable of adjusting the position of the flat mold at three degrees of freedom including horizontal, vertical, and angle; the mold (112) is disposed on the flat mold supporting apparatus, the uv forming mechanism (100) and the adjusting alignment mechanism (10) are fixed to the forming apparatus.

Manipulation of overlapping objects displayed on a multi-touch device

A multi-touch display device that is configured to display multiple objects concurrently and that provides multi-touch controls for manipulating multiple of the displayed objects with multiple degrees of freedom concurrently but independently is configured to reduce the degrees of freedom provided by the manipulation controls for at least two of the displayed objects in response to detecting that an input mechanism is exerting control over the two displayed objects concurrently.. .

Apparatus for guiding a moving web

An apparatus (20) for steering a web (22), including a web path having at least one steering roller (24) and an exit roller (26), each having a mount; wherein the steering roller(s) (26) each have an axis of rotation and wherein the mounts for the steering roller(s) (26) can pivot those axes with a total of two degrees of freedom. An array (30) comprising a plurality of sensors (30a) for monitoring the position of the web (22) is present connected to a controller so as to determine the position and angular orientation of the web (22).

Vehicle test apparatus and vehicle test system

A vehicle test apparatus includes: a test article installation vehicle body to which four axles corresponding to four wheels that are a left front wheel, a right front wheel, a left rear wheel and a right rear wheel are attached, and on which a test article is installed; a first motion base that supports the test article installation vehicle body, and that allows the test article installation vehicle body to make motions of six degrees of freedom; and four second motion bases each of which supports a corresponding one of the axles, and each of which allows a corresponding one of the axles to make motions of six degrees of freedom.. .

Vehicle test system

In a vehicle test system, a displacement degree computing unit computes degrees of six-degree-of-freedom displacements of each of second motion bases, which correspond to external forces of respective six degrees of freedom detected by a corresponding one of six-axis force sensors, on an assumption that each of the second motion bases has a virtual mechanical impedance. A mb second target value generator generates final position and posture target values for each of the second motion bases based on the position and posture target values for each of the second motion bases and the degrees of six-degree-freedom displacements of each of the second motion bases..

Method and docking a test head with a peripheral

A method and apparatus for docking an electronic test head with a peripheral, which positions devices for testing. Exact-constraint alignment features, also sometimes known as kinematic features, are incorporated to provide repeatable positioning of the test head in three degrees of freedom with respect to the docking plane of the peripheral.

5 degrees of freedom alignment-correcting preloaded bearing connection system

Exemplary embodiments provide a rotary misalignment-compensation bushing connection system that may be used in large-scale operations where several components are mounted in alignment on a single pin. For example, the misalignment-compensation system may be used in preloaded connection of a male lug rotatably mounted between a first lug and a second lug, on heavy equipment, for example, oil field exploration and production equipment.

Constrained virtual camera control

A method is described that includes receiving, from a first device, input used to select a first object in a computer-generated environment. The first device has at least two degrees of freedom with which to control the selection of the first object.

Plasma torch cutting device and process

A method of operating a plasma arc torch system includes placing a work piece to be cut on a table of the plasma arc torch system, wherein at least a portion of the work piece has a planer surface facing away from the table. A plasma arc torch is positioned adjacent the planer surface of the work piece using a positioning apparatus, wherein the positioning apparatus has at least five degrees of freedom about which it can move the plasma arc torch relative the work piece for cutting the work piece on the table.

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

An umbrella having the crown of the canopy coupled to a support structure via a pivot joint that is structured and configured to allow swiveling and/or tilting of the canopy with ease by a user, in more than one plane or with more than one degree of freedom with respect to the support structure. The canopy frame includes a longitudinal central support hub, and the pivot joint is rotatable about a rotation axis, wherein the axis of the canopy support hub makes a fixed or variable non-zero angle with respect to the pivot joint rotation axis.

System for estimating road slope

A system for estimating a road slope, includes a signal processor receiving a raw signal including information on acceleration and rotation velocity transmitted from a 6 degrees of freedom (6dof) inertial sensor, a vehicle motion estimator calculating overall angles of a vehicle based on the signals from the 6dof inertial sensor filtered by the signal processor and on vehicle measurement information transmitted from a vehicle sensor. The system further includes a vehicle suspension angle estimator calculating a vehicle suspension angle based on the signal from the 6dof inertial sensor and the vehicle measurement information and a road slope estimator determining a difference between the overall angles of the vehicle and the vehicle suspension angle so as to calculate a road slope..

Miniature robot having multiple legs using piezo legs having two degrees of freedom

The present invention relates to a miniature robot using a plurality of piezo legs capable of deforming in two degrees of freedom by supplying input voltage signals, and an integrated artificial neural network behavior controller capable of modeling complex behavioral patterns and gait patterns by a simple structure. The miniature robot with multiple legs includes: a main body; a plurality of piezo legs constituted by bimorph piezoelectric elements and connected to the main body to generate motion through morphological deformation in two degrees of freedom by applied voltage signals, thereby resulting in movement on the ground; and a control part including an artificial neural network behavior controller, which controls motion patterns by feeding back information with respect to the environment transmitted from external sensors and to electrical signals transmitted when the piezo legs contact the surface of the ground, to control the voltage applied to each of the piezo legs..

Sensor-based vehicle control methods

The novelty of this invention is that the vehicle's two degrees of freedom in motion is controlled by a single action of a driver. With this method, a driver can control a vehicle easily and intuitively.

Ossicle prosthesis comprising a built-up attaching element

An ossicular prosthesis formed as a sound-conducting, elongated prosthesis body has a first coupling element designed as a tympanic membrane top plate or a clip or a connecting piece to an actuator end piece of an active hearing implant and a second coupling element provided with an access opening into a receiving space designed as a bell or a clip for a mechanical connection of the prosthesis to the head of the stapes. The second coupling element has a backing section on an inner surface of the receiving space as an axial extension of the prosthesis body.

Positioning system for manipulating a channel within a medical device

Embodiments of the invention include a medical device for accessing a patient's body portion and used for diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions. Embodiments of the invention may include a particular endoscopic positioning mechanism for placing an endoscope and an additional treatment device within desired body portions in order to assist in diagnosis and treatment of anatomical diseases and disorders.

Motion simulation system controller and associated methods

A motion simulation system includes actuators having a planetary gearbox engaged with and driven by a servomotor engaged with a crank. A connector rod is engaged with the crank of each actuator, and engaged with a platform configured to attach to a vehicle.

Arrangement for actuating an element in a microlithographic projection exposure apparatus

The invention relates to arrangements for actuating an element in a microlithographic projection exposure apparatus. In accordance with one aspect, an arrangement for actuating an element in a microlithographic projection exposure apparatus comprises a first number (nr) of degrees of freedom, wherein an adjustable force can be transmitted to the optical element in each of the-degrees of freedom, and a second number (na) of actuators, which are coupled to the optical element in each case via a mechanical coupling for the purpose of transmitting force to the optical element, wherein the second number (na) is greater than the first number (nr).

Device for guiding a medical instrument inserted into a natural duct or an artifical duct of a patient

The invention relates to a device for guiding a medical instrument (2) inserted into a natural duel (101) or an artificial duct of a patient in order to bring at least a distal end (1) of the instrument in proximity to an internal organ (100), the device comprising an articulated arm (3) with a plurality of degrees of freedom, for moving a proximal end (4) of the instrument, and controlled blocking means (7) for blocking the degrees of freedom of the articulated arm. According to the invention, the blocking means are designed in such a way that, for at mast one of the degrees of freedom, a blockage imposed on said degree of freedom can be enforced when an outer stress exerted on the instrument (2) exceeds a predetermined threshold..

Methods and rehabilitation and training

A method of rehabilitation using an actuator type that includes a movement mechanism capable of applying a force that interacts with a motion of a patient's limb in a volume of at least 30 cm in diameter, in at least three degrees of freedom of motion of the actuator and capable of preventing substantial motion in any point in any direction in said volume, in which a same movement mechanism is used at two different places of rehabilitation.. .

Haptic device with controlled traction forces

A haptic device includes a substrate that is subjected to lateral motion such as lateral oscillation with one or more degrees of freedom together with modulation of a friction reducing oscillation in a manner that can create a shear force on the user's finger or on an object on the device.. .

Four degrees of freedom motion apparatus

The present invention relates to a four degrees of freedom motion apparatus, and more particularly, to a four degrees of freedom motion apparatus capable of implementing three degrees of freedom (pitch, roll, heave) motions by three actuators positioned at a lower plate and a center plate, and between the lower plate and the center plate, and a spline, and additionally implementing an one degree of freedom (sway) motion by a connecting means provided between the center plate and an upper plate.. .

Robot the removal of bolts from haulage truck wheels

The robotic system for the removal of bolts from haulage truck wheels is comprised mainly of an anthropomorphous robotic manipulator of at least 5 degrees of freedom (1), with a system for tightening and removal (2) which allows taking bolts from a drawer rack (3) located on a mobile equipment (4). The operator indicates the beginning of the operations as well as the key positions for the activity development.

Robots and methods of controlling the same

A robot may include: a multi-tool module having redundancy, the multi-tool module including a guide tube and a plurality of tools configured to operate while interacting with the guide tube and extended from the guide tube; and/or a controller configured to generate a control signal regarding motion of the multi-tool module in a joint space based on motion instruction information regarding distal ends of the plurality of tools in a task space. The redundancy may reflect that a number of degrees of freedom of the multi-tool module in the joint space is greater than a number of degrees of freedom of the task space.

Systems and methods for facilitating access to edges of cartesian-coordinate space using the null space

Devices, systems, and methods for providing increased range of movement of the end effector of a manipulator arm having a plurality of joints with redundant degrees of freedom. Methods include defining a position-based constraint within a joint space defined by the at least one joint, determining a movement of the joints along the constraint within a null-space and driving the joints according to a calculated movement to effect the commanded movement while providing an increased end effector range of movement, particularly as one or more joints approach a respective joint limit within the joint space..

Systems 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.

Software configurable manipulator degrees of freedom

Methods, apparatus, and systems for controlling a plurality of manipulator assemblies of a robotic system. In accordance with a method, a first plurality of sensor signals are received at a plurality of joint space interface elements from a plurality of connector input elements via a first mapping between the joint space interface elements and joints of the first manipulator assembly.

System and ophthalmic laser surgery employing eye tracking without eye docking

A system and method for performing ophthalmic surgery using an ultra-short pulsed laser is provided. The system includes a laser engine configured to provide an ultra-short pulsed laser beam, optics configured to direct the laser beam to an undocked eye of a patient, an eye tracker configured to measure five degrees of freedom of movement of the undocked eye, an optical coherence tomography module configured to measure depth of the undocked eye, and a controller configured to control laser beam position on the undocked eye toward a desired laser pattern based on depth and the five degrees of freedom of movement of the undocked eye.

Motorized mount for seating system

The present disclosure illustrates a motorized mount with a plurality of degrees of freedom coupled to a seating system.. .

Support module and support device having multiple degrees of freedom

A support device having multiple degrees of freedom includes a base unit, a first support unit, a second support unit and a hinge unit. The base unit includes a base body.

Surfboard-mounted camera

A system for capturing a surfing experience includes a camera mounted on a surfboard with a camera mount providing at least three degrees of freedom to position the camera to capture a preview picture or video; and a web server coupled to the camera to render pictures or videos during a surf session. The camera may be a low profile camera designed to be flush with surface of board with same shape as surface of board.

In situ creation of planar natural feature targets

Disclosed are a system, apparatus, and method for in-situ creation of planar natural feature targets. In one embodiment, a planar target is initialized from a single first reference image one or more subsequent images are processed.

Generation and sharing coordinate system between users on mobile

A multi-device system for mobile devices to acquire and share 3d maps of an environment. The mobile devices determine features of the environment and construct a local map and coordinate system for the features identified by the mobile device.

Workpiece support structure with four degree of freedom air bearing for high vacuum systems

A workpiece adjustment assembly is disclosed. The assembly can include a shaft, a spherical bearing, and a wafer support.

Workpiece support structure with four degree of freedom air bearing for high vacuum systems

A workpiece adjustment assembly is disclosed. The assembly can include a shaft, a spherical bearing, and a wafer support.

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.. .

Safety device

The present invention is directed to a safety device for use in a single rope technique arrangement. The device includes a clamping mechanism including a plurality of clamping segments interconnected by a flexible spine arrangement.

Quick-release gimbal hinges for face protectors and systems and methods relating thereto

Multi-axis quick-release gimbal hinges that releasably attach a face protector to a helmet. The hinges allow the face protection to be easily and quickly released from the as-worn position to a position hanging from the other side of the helmet—even if the user has only a single hand free to release the face protector, and further to be fully detached from the helmet if desired.

Endoscopic surgical instruments

An endoscopic surgical instrument may include: two surgical instrument modules, each of which is provided with a surgical instrument portion; and/or an endoscopic module configured to form a triangular shape with the two surgical instrument modules and configured to capture operations of the surgical instrument modules at different angles using a plurality of joints. Wires connecting respective members coupled by the plurality of joints may be configured to amplify drive forces of a drive portion applied to the plurality of joints.

Slider control of catheters and wires

One exemplary user interface for a medical robotics system may include a control panel and one or more sliders that may be slidably carried by the control panel to actuate one or more motors for moving a surgical instrument of the medical robotics system. The sliders may be configured to actuate the motors to move the surgical instrument along a respective one of a plurality of degrees of freedom..

Single port access system

Embodiments of a surgical access system useful for single or limited port procedures comprise a trocar comprising a fixation cannula, a retractor, and a gel cap removably coupled to the retractor. The gel cap comprises a gel pad that acts as an artificial body wall, through which instruments may be inserted into a body cavity, either directly or through one or more trocars.

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.

Tray gripper head

This invention relates to gripper head for unstacking a stack of trays, each tray provided with a relief of pockets with edge portions and loaded with eggs, the gripper head provided with a holder frame,—having included therein a matrix of suction heads connected with an air suction system, the suction heads, during pickup, transfer and deposition of one tray, being placed on the eggs and engaging them with suction,—having connected therewith at least two oppositely arranged grippers for engaging, simultaneously with the eggs, the tray at corresponding sides during pickup, transfer and deposition of the tray, and—having at least a mast piece which extends perpendicularly with respect to the matrix and is connected with at least an arm for displacing the gripper head between a pickup location and a delivery location, wherein the gripper head furthermore comprises a carrier unit which is connected through at least one spacer with the holder frame in a carrying manner, movably in at least three degrees of freedom. Several of such tiers can be provided..

Anchoring system for seat back

A seating system adapted for use in stadium, auditorium, and/or theater-type settings. The system utilizes seat back pins, support beams, and anchors for installing seat backs in series and without requiring custom components to account for variability in dimensions.

Architected 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..

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