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06/23/16
20160182835 
 Electromagnetic (em) power density and field characterization technique patent thumbnailnew patent 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.

06/23/16
20160181951 
 Ultrasonic actuator device and applications thereof patent thumbnailnew patent 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..

06/23/16
20160175855 
 Centrifuge with vector-seeking linkage patent thumbnailnew patent 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.

06/23/16
20160175690 
 Puck system patent thumbnailnew patent 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.

06/23/16
20160175061 
 Phantom degrees of freedom for manipulating the movement of surgical systems patent thumbnailnew patent 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.

06/23/16
20160175058 
 Catheter control system and graphical user interface patent thumbnailnew patent 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.

06/16/16
20160173316 
 Miniature mobile marker system and method patent thumbnailMiniature 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.


06/16/16
20160170019 
 Radar detection of endo-clutter high-value targets using tracker feedback patent thumbnailRadar 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.


06/16/16
20160169623 
 Archery sighting device for a mechanical release patent thumbnailArchery 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.

06/16/16
20160166343 
 Robotic system patent thumbnailRobotic 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


06/16/16
20160166205 

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.


06/09/16
20160165103 

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.


06/09/16
20160163218 

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


06/09/16
20160161756 

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.


06/09/16
20160159175 

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


06/09/16
20160159006 

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


06/02/16
20160153167 

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


06/02/16
20160151117 

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.


05/26/16
20160147039 

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


05/26/16
20160147026 

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.


05/26/16
20160146600 

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.

05/26/16
20160143668 

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


05/26/16
20160143667 

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


05/19/16
20160141997 

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


05/19/16
20160138690 

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


05/12/16
20160132113 

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.


05/12/16
20160132112 

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.


05/12/16
20160128624 

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.

05/05/16
20160121644 

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


05/05/16
20160121386 

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.


04/28/16
20160119517 

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.


04/28/16
20160114481 

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.

04/28/16
20160114378 

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


04/28/16
20160114377 

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


04/28/16
20160113783 

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.


04/21/16
20160108719 

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.

04/14/16
20160100900 

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.

04/07/16
20160098095 

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.


04/07/16
20160097968 

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


04/07/16
20160097701 

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.

04/07/16
20160096276 

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


04/07/16
20160095607 

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


03/31/16
20160092504 

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


03/31/16
20160091862 

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


03/31/16
20160091437 

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


03/31/16
20160089615 

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.

03/31/16
20160089187 

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


03/24/16
20160084960 

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


03/17/16
20160079991 

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


03/17/16
20160077589 

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


03/17/16
20160076359 

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.


03/17/16
20160075926 

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


03/17/16
20160074028 

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


03/17/16
20160073962 

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.


03/10/16
20160068793 

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


03/10/16
20160067880 

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


03/03/16
20160065940 

Multiple imager camera


A multiple imager camera includes a block, an imager, and an alignment apparatus. The block is configured to direct an image to a plurality of imagers located proximate to a plurality of apertures defined by the block.
Delphi Technologies, Inc.


03/03/16
20160059412 

Robotic manipulation methods and systems for executing a domain-specific application in an instrumented environment with electronic minimanipulation libraries


Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to the technical features relating to the ability of being able to create complex robotic humanoid movements, actions, and interactions with tools and the instrumented environment by automatically building movements for the humanoid; actions and behaviors of the humanoid based on a set of computer-encoded robotic movement and action primitives. The primitives are defined by motions/actions of articulated degrees of freedom that range in complexity from simple to complex, and which can be combined in any form in serial/parallel fashion.

03/03/16
20160058570 

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.
Spine Wave, Inc.


03/03/16
20160058516 

Surgical devices with intracorporeal elbow joint


Surgical devices are disclosed herein that generally include an intracorporeal elbow joint to facilitate translational movement of an end effector while allowing a body portion of the surgical device and a trocar or working channel through which the device is inserted to be maintained in a fixed angular orientation relative to the patient. This allows a plurality of such devices to be used effectively with a single incision or access device.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.


03/03/16
20160057980 

Net reeling drum apparatus


A net reeling drum apparatus has a base support frame; a rotating arm assembly rotatably connected to the base support frame defining a first axis of rotation; a rotating arm motor attached to the base support frame and mechanically connected to the rotating arm assembly for rotating the rotating arm assembly around the first axis of rotation; a drum member rotatably connected to the rotating arm assembly defining a second axis of rotation; a drum motor mechanically connected to the drum member for rotating the drum member around the axis of rotation, such that when reeling in a net line connected to a net around the drum member, the net reeling drum apparatus includes two degrees of freedom of motion that increases the ease and efficiency of reeling in the net line around the drum member.. .

02/25/16
20160054661 

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).
Carl Zeiss Smt Gmbh


02/25/16
20160054260 

Method and apparatus analyzing a target material


Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, an apparatus including a material having one or more atomic layers with two or less degrees of freedom for motion of charges in the material, and a gate coupled to the material for controlling charge concentration of the material. The material can have constricted sides, a first through-hole, and a first port and a second port for conduction of charges in the material.
The Board Of Trustees Of The University Of Illinoi S


02/25/16
20160053578 

Shear valve system and methodology


A technique facilitates control of fluid flows in a wide variety of applications and environments, including downhole well environments. The technique utilizes a valve system which may include a shear seal valve for controlling fluid flows.
Schlumberger Technology Corporation


02/25/16
20160052561 

Vehicle body structure


A vehicle body structure is provided that is capable of increasing the degrees of freedom of applicable vehicle type, and that is capable of suppressing a cabin from deforming in a frontal collision by improving load transmission performance. A dash cross member is installed running along a vehicle width direction at a lower section of a dash panel.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


02/25/16
20160052043 

Compensating device for a tool unit and fitting method by means of the tool unit


A compensating device for a tool for fitting an element into a hole of a workpiece, the tool mounted axially on a housing by the compensating device, the compensating device having a clamping arrangement arranged between the tool and the housing and including at least two controllable clamping units. The clamping units are operable in an initial state to secure the tool rigidly to the housing, and in a compensating state to set different degrees of freedom defining possibilities of movement of the tool, and the compensating device also includes a control unit which is designed to activate the clamping units..
Newfrey Llc


02/25/16
20160051878 

Training device for ball throwing


A training device is provided for teaching a desired overhand ball throwing technique. The device includes a guide track, a ball, and a ball mount that attaches the ball to the guide track.

02/18/16
20160047433 

Magnetically damped isolator and pointing mount


A magnetically damped mounting and isolation system with pointing capability. A payload is mounted to an isolator plate, a base plate is mounted to a satellite or other space vehicle, and the isolation system provides damping of all six degrees of freedom of isolator plate motion relative to the base plate.
Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation


02/11/16
20160043701 

Sub-network enhanced reflectionless filter topology


Reflectionless low-pass, high-pass, band-pass, band-stop, all-pass, and all-stop filters, as well as a method for designing such filters is disclosed, along with a method of enhancing the performance of such filters through the use of sub-networks to further modify and improve the frequency response. These filters preferably function by absorbing the stop-band portion of the spectrum rather than reflecting it back to the source, which has significant advantages in many different applications.
Associated Universities, Inc.


02/11/16
20160041359 

Alignment device and transmitter/receiver system with two angular degrees of freedom


An alignment device, having two angular degrees of freedom is provided. The alignment device is adjustable such that it is suitable for aligning a first apparatus with respect to a second apparatus.
Servomex Group Limited


02/11/16
20160040803 

Line guide made of multi-axially angle-adjustable links


The invention relates to a cable guide (1) comprising links (2) that are each angle-adjustable multi-axially relative to each other and connected to each other in articulated fashion, where each link (2) displays an inner part (3) with corresponding, multi-axially angle-adjustable, articulated connectors (5, 6) and a casing part (4) for peripheral delimitation of at least one guiding duct (7), and the casing part (4) encompasses at least one segment (10), which is connected to the inner part (3) by a web (20), in a manner permitting it to be pivoted open for accessing the associated guiding duct (7) on the peripheral side. To facilitate the insertion and removal of lines, and to increase their protection, it is proposed that the casing parts (4) of adjacent links (2) overlap in the longitudinal direction (l), and that a joint arrangement (30) having at least two degrees of freedom be provided between the at least one segment (10) and the web (20), by means of which the segment (10) is mounted in such a way that it can move outwards transversely to the longitudinal direction (l) while being pivoted open..
Igus Gmbh


02/11/16
20160039550 

Apparatus and grouping and positioning items


An apparatus displaces and positions items in a predetermined configuration. The apparatus includes a grouping station, a grouping manipulator using at least two degrees of freedom and having a prehension end-effector and a placing manipulator using at least four degrees of freedom and having a prehension end-effector.
Premier Tech Technologies Ltee


02/11/16
20160039093 

Low-impedance articulated device and assisting a manual assembly task


A system for assisting an operator in a manual assembly task includes a base assembly, end-effector, and controller. The base assembly has joint actuators providing three or more degrees of freedom (dof).
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc


02/11/16
20160038780 

Dynamic pendula stool


Disclosed herein is a dynamic pendula stool possessing a foot, a leg secured to the foot, and a seat secured to the top end of the leg. The leg has a telescopic column that includes a lower part secured to a spherical foot with a diameter of 20-cm or less and an upper part with a free end having an articulation.

02/04/16
20160033739 

Miniature camera zoom actuator


Some embodiments include a fixed chassis structure and a moveable carriage body carrying one or more lenses. The carriage body is movably mounted to the chassis structure so as to limit a plurality of degrees of freedom of movement of the moveable carriage body but to allow movement along an optical axis through the one or more lenses.

02/04/16
20160031158 

Three-dimensional printing device


A three-dimensional printing device includes a base, a holder disposed above the base, a printing head fixed on the holder and including a nozzle configured to discharge a resin material, a stage disposed in the base below the printing head configured to hold the resin material discharged from the nozzle, and a stage moving mechanism configured to move the stage with five or more degrees of freedom.. .
Roland Dg Corporation


01/28/16
20160027422 

Acoustic-electric stringed instrument with improved body, electric pickup placement, pickup switching and electronic circuit


An electric-acoustic stringed instrument has a removable, adjustable and acoustic artwork top with a decorative bridge and tailpiece; a mounting system for electric string vibration pickups that allows five degrees of freedom in placement and orientation of each pickup anyplace between the neck and bridge; a pickup switching system that provides k*(k−1)/2 series-connected and k*(k−1)/2 parallel-connected humbucking circuits for k matched single-coil pickups; and an on-board preamplifier and distortion circuit, running for over 100 hours on two aa cells, that provides control over second- and third-harmonic distortion. The switched pickups, and up to m=12 switched tone capacitors provide up to m*k*(k−1) tonal options, plus a linear combination of linear, near second-harmonic and near-third harmonic signals, preamp settings, and possible additional vibration sensors in or on the acoustic top..

01/28/16
20160024781 

Robotically controlled architectural elements


A robotic mount is configured to move an architectural element such as a floor, ceiling, wall or portion thereof, such as a panel, or plumbing, hvac, or electrical elements. The robotic mount is movable in six degrees of freedom, whereby the associated architectural element is moveable in a three-dimensional space.

01/28/16
20160023755 

System and control of quadrotor air vehicles with tiltable rotors


A system and method of controlling quadrotor air vehicles (qrav) that may include an additional two degrees of freedom for each of the four propellers of the qrav. Each of the four rotors may be allowed to rotate (tilt) around two local axes selected from the x-axis (roll), y-axis (pitch), and z-axis (yaw).
King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals


01/28/16
20160023352 

Surrogate: a body-dexterous mobile manipulation robot with a tracked base


Robotics platforms in accordance with various embodiments of the invention can be utilized to implement highly dexterous robots capable of whole body motion. Robotics platforms in accordance with one embodiment of the invention include: a memory containing a whole body motion application; a spine, where the spine has seven degrees of freedom and comprises a spine actuator and three spine elbow joints that each include two spine joint actuators; at least one limb, where the at least one limb comprises a limb actuator and three limb elbow joints that each include two limb joint actuators; a tracked base; a connecting structure that connects the at least one limb to the spine; a second connecting structure that connects the spine to the tracked base; wherein the processor is configured by the whole body motion application to move the at least one limb and the spine to perform whole body motion..
California Institute Of Technology


01/28/16
20160023348 

Gimbal assembly for tool support


A supporting and orienting apparatus for balancing tools. An inner gimbal portion holds and balances a tool and is rotationally disposed within an outer gimbal portion.

01/28/16
20160022373 

Optical force transducer


Force transducer (10) include two structural members (11, 12) spaced apart to define a gap (101) and being linked to each other. Optical fibres (13) are to the members and are freely suspended in the gap.
Universite De Mons


01/28/16
20160022365 

Crossed-cylinder wrist mechanism with two degrees of freedom


According to an aspect, a device may include a first member, a second member, and a wrist mechanism disposed between the first member and the second member. The wrist mechanism may include a first cylinder portion coupled to the first member, and a second cylinder portion coupled to the second member.
Brigham Young University


01/21/16
20160015925 

Facial interface and headgear system for use with ventilation and positive air pressure systems


The present disclosure relates to a mask assembly system that has an adjustable headgear system with adjustable sidepiece for conforming to a user's face. Additionally, the mask assembly allows for detachable nasal pillows to be rotated about multiple degrees of freedom..
Human Design Medical, Llc


01/21/16
20160015921 

Adjustable positive airway pressure or ventilation system


The present disclosure relates to a comfortable and adjustable nasal pillow configured to be part of a nasal pillow system that is part of a mask system used with a ventilation or pap device. The nasal pillows are configured to have multiple degrees of freedom of rotation..
Human Design Medical, Llc


01/07/16
20160005331 

Modular robot system


A modular robot for use as an educational robot system having multiple degrees of freedom and mounting features that allow multiple modules to be assembled with accessories to form a multitude of configurations. Each module is independently mobile and useful when alone or assembled with other modules.
Barobo, Inc.


01/07/16
20160005228 

Method of converting 2d video to 3d video using 3d object models


Method for converting 2d video to 3d video using 3d object models. Embodiments of the invention obtain a 3d object model for one or more objects in a 2d video scene, such as a character.
Legend3d, Inc.


01/07/16
20160003407 

Suspension and guidance tool relative to a mill


An apparatus for suspending and guiding at least first and second linerbolt removal tools externally of a grinding mill. The first linerbolt removal tool is associated with a first carriage assembly and used for knocking out linerbolts on a cylindrical main body portion of the mill.
Russell Mineral Equipment Pty Ltd


01/07/16
20160001469 

Apparatus and producing a biocompatible three-dimensional object


An apparatus for making a biocompatible three-dimensional object including at least one delivery unit arranged to deliver at least one biocompatible fluid substance towards a 3d mold having a matrix surface to obtain a coating layer of a predetermined thickness configured for coating the matrix surface. The three-dimensional object may be a heart valve.
S.m. Scienzia Machinale S.r.l.


01/07/16
20160001443 

Suspended flying rig system


A suspended flying rig system includes a plurality of cables attached to a load support releasably securing a load. In response to retraction and/or deployment of at least one of the plurality of cables, motion is provided generally within a three-dimensional working space to the load support.
Tait Towers Manufacturing, Llc


01/07/16
20160001190 

Suspended flying rig system


A suspended flying rig system includes a plurality of cables attached to a load support releasably securing a load. In response to retraction and/or deployment of at least one of the plurality of cables, motion is provided generally within a three-dimensional working space to the load support.
Tait Towers Manufacturing, Llc


01/07/16
20160000575 

Spinal implant and methods of manufacture thereof


Disclosed herein is an invertebral disc prosthesis comprising a first cantilever arm; the first cantilever arm comprising a shaft that is affixed to a disc; a second cantilever arm that comprises a plurality of rods that contact the disc; the plurality of rods being equidistant from a central axis of the shaft; and a third cantilever arm that comprises a platform to which are attached a plurality of rings; the rings being concentrically disposed about the shaft; the rings being in operative communication with each other; where the plurality of rods contacts the platform; and where the second cantilever arm has more degrees of freedom than the first cantilever arm, while the third cantilever arm has a number of degrees of freedom that are greater than or equal to the number of degrees of the second cantilever arm.. .
University Of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.


01/07/16
20160000474 

Transconnector for coupling first and second spinal fixation elements


Transconnector devices and methods of use are provided. A transconnector device has the capability of connecting to elongate spinal fixation elements having various cross-sectional dimensions.
Spinecraft, Llc


12/31/15
20150379714 

Method for measuring three orientational degrees of freedom of a cube-corner retroreflector


A method for determining three orientational degrees of freedom of a cube-corner retroreflector by obtaining with a photosensitive array an image of a three straight marks on the retroreflector and, with a programmable control device, taking a two-dimensional transform of the image and determining the three orientational degrees of freedom.. .
Faro Technologies, Inc.


12/24/15
20150371440 

Zero-baseline 3d map initialization


A computer-implemented method, apparatus, computer readable medium and mobile device for initializing a 3-dimensional (3d) map may include obtaining, from a camera, a single image of an urban outdoor scene and estimating an initial pose of the camera. An untextured model of a geographic region may be obtained.
Qualcomm Incorporated


12/24/15
20150367930 

Automated system for joining portions of a chassis and method thereof


An automated system for joining at least two portions of a chassis includes an actuation device (3) adapted to move at least one portion in the space “xyz” with three degrees of freedom. A central control unit (5) controls each actuation device (3) as a function of data obtained through sensors (7).
Alenia Aermacchi S.p.a.


12/24/15
20150367542 

Apparatus and producing a biocompatible three-dimensional object


An apparatus for making a biocompatible three-dimensional object including at least one delivery unit arranged to deliver at least one biocompatible fluid substance towards a support body having a matrix surface to obtain a coating layer of a predetermined thickness configured for coating the matrix surface. Furthermore, a handling unit is provided arranged to provide a relative movement according to at least 3 degrees of freedom between the support body and each delivery unit.
S.m. Scienzia Machinale S.r.l.


12/24/15
20150367516 

Robot alignment systems and methods of aligning a robot


Presently disclosed robotic alignment systems and methods may allow for alignment of a platform of a robot with respect to an access port of a part, such as a wing of an aircraft. A robot positioned under the wing may include a base and an upper platform coupled together by a plurality of legs.
The Boeing Company


12/24/15
20150367515 

Equipment for taking a bent pipe


Equipment for taking a bent pipe provided with a mechanical arm, preferably featuring three degrees of freedom, operated by first means controlled by at least one preferably programmable first electronic device, and equipped with at least one container located at an end of the arm, means facilitating the unloading of the bent pipe into the container, and means to close it and to unload the bent pipe. .
Crippa S.p.a.




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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