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Roll-to-roll printing systems and methods for fabricating print roller

Chinese University Of Hong Kong

Roll-to-roll printing systems and methods for fabricating print roller

Date/App# patent app List of recent Degrees Of Freedom-related patents
04/23/15
20150111198
 Medical analysis method patent thumbnailnew patent Medical analysis method
A medical analysis method uses a medical analysis machine provided with a poly-articulated robot (70) comprising joints defining at least six axes of rotation (a1, a2, a3, a4, a5, a6) and adapted for spacing and/or orienting a terminal member (66) according to six degrees of freedom, the terminal member bearing a grasping member (78) adapted for grasping a container (16). The medical analysis method comprises at least the succession of steps consisting of providing a container (16) containing a sample to be treated stemming from a human being or an animal, transferring said container (16) towards at least one treatment station of the medical analysis machine (100) by means of the poly-articulated robot, treating the sample in a treatment station, transferring the container towards a station for capturing images, and displaying the treatment results through a user interface..
Diamed Gmbh
04/23/15
20150107936
 Motorsports helmet with noise reduction elements patent thumbnailnew patent Motorsports helmet with noise reduction elements
A motorsports helmet having an isolation mount defining a receptacle is provided. An adjustment plate is selectively disposed within the receptacle at different depths and includes an ear-cup.
04/23/15
20150107514
 Roll-to-roll printing  fabricating print roller patent thumbnailnew patent Roll-to-roll printing fabricating print roller
A multiple degrees of freedom control apparatus for a roll-to-roll printing system.. .
The Chinese University Of Hong Kong
04/16/15
20150105222
 Rehabilitation systems and methods patent thumbnailRehabilitation systems and methods
The present invention integrates an actuated tilting rehabilitation table, video tracking of the patient arm and opposite shoulder, a low-friction forearm support with grasping force sensing, remote data transmission and additional weighing means, one or more large displays, a computer and a plurality of simulation exercises, such as video games. The patient can be monitored by a local or remote clinician.
04/16/15
20150104068
 System and  locating fiducials with known shape patent thumbnailSystem and locating fiducials with known shape
This invention provides a system and method for determining the pose of shapes that are known to a vision system that undergo both affine transformation and deformation. The object image with fiducial is acquired.
Cognex Corporation
04/16/15
20150103402
 Active space telescope with suspended mirror patent thumbnailActive space telescope with suspended mirror
An active space telescope intended to be mounted on a satellite and comprising at least one mirror, a mechanism for servo-controlling the mirror according to at least three degrees of freedom which comprises actuators and a support fixed to the actuators, an interface for fixing the mirror to the servo-control mechanism. The interface is a suspension system of predetermined stiffness which allows dynamic displacements of the mirror relative to the servo-control mechanism, and the telescope comprises means for limiting these dynamic displacements in the form of elastic abutments and means of cooperation with these elastic abutments..
Thales
04/16/15
20150103356
 Interferometer, system, and  use patent thumbnailInterferometer, system, and use
A compact, balanced, up to three degrees of freedom measuring interferometer which enables fiber delivery of an optical source without periodic nonlinearity, an interferometer system, and method for using an interferometer to measure up to three degrees of freedom is disclosed.. .
University Of Rochester
04/16/15
20150102577
 Walking aid patent thumbnailWalking aid
The present invention relates to a walking aid suitable for supporting patients with cerebral palsy whilst walking and/or during physiotherapy. The walking aid comprises a frame supported by a pair of wheels positioned next to one another, and a support element connected to the frame, for securing the walking aid to a patient.
Jestoh Bvba
04/09/15
20150100906
 Multiple-mode interface for spatial input devices patent thumbnailMultiple-mode interface for spatial input devices
Systems and methods for providing presentations of digital graphical objects which are optimized at the time of presentation according to the characteristics of the user's input device. A web page has the ability to present a graphical object in one of two alternative representations: the first representation is displayed on the screen of the user's computer when there is no control signal from an input device communicating with the computer, or if an input device communicating with the computer provides fewer than three degrees of freedom simultaneously for manipulating the graphical object.
Conduit Ltd
04/09/15
20150099970
 Manipulator arrangement and movement device patent thumbnailManipulator arrangement and movement device
A movement device and a manipulator configuration are provided for contact and/or invasive examination or treatment of the human or animal body under the influence of increased and/or changing acceleration. Wherein a functional head can be moved relative to a base along a plurality of degrees of freedom movable by drive devices and at least one drive device is constituted as a force-limited drive device..
Amst-systemtechnik Gmbh
04/09/15
20150098091

System for positioning a tool relative to a workpiece


A system for positioning a tool relative to a workpiece includes a movable table for accommodating a workpiece, the table executing movements in two main moving directions during the processing of the workpiece, one or more planar measuring standards provided in stationary fashion about the tool and extend in the plane of the main moving directions, and scanning heads, mounted in at least three corners of the table, for detecting the position of the table relative to the measuring standards. The position of the table is determinable by the scanning heads in six degrees of freedom.
Dr. Johannes Heidenhain Gmbh
04/02/15
20150094991

System and interactive vehicle design using performance simulation and prediction in execution of tasks


A computer-implemented method for interactive vehicle package design including receiving vehicle occupant package design model data including a task to be executed and receiving parameters defining a virtual human subject for executing the task, wherein the virtual human subject includes a plurality of degrees of freedom. The method including determining a plurality of motion descriptors of the virtual human subject including determining a manipulation over time of the degrees of freedom of the virtual human subject during accomplishment of the task and determining one or more performance metrics based on the motion descriptors.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
04/02/15
20150093719

Method of manufacturing an article


A method of manufacturing an article including taking an article in an initial state formed using an additive manufacturing process, the article including at least one set of mounting features; performing a second manufacturing process to transform the article into a second state, which includes mounting, via the at least one set of mounting features, the article in a holding device of a machine for operating on the article, wherein the position and orientation of the article in three linear and three rotational degrees of freedom within the machine operating volume is known and defined by virtue of the interaction of the mounting features with the holding device, and processing at least one feature on the article. The at least one mounting feature includes kinematic mount features which engage with corresponding kinematic mount features on the holding device of the machine..
Renishaw Plc
03/26/15
20150088346

System and providing information on fuel savings, safe operation, and maintenance by real-time predictive monitoring and predictive controlling of aerodynamic and hydrodynamic environmental internal/external forces, hull stresses, motion with six degrees of freedom, and the location of marine structure


A system for monitoring a physical change of a marine structure includes a complex optical measuring instrument configured to detect a behavior and structural change of the marine structure by using at least one optical sensor by means of optical fiber bragg grating.. .
Cytroniq, Ltd.
03/26/15
20150082935

Bending and twisting mechanism and its applications to robotics and energy conversion


A mechanism includes at least one module (m1) having a tubular structure with at least three faces, each of said faces comprising: two parallel longitudinal fibers (1, 4), rigid and inextensible, whose ends are connected through respective ball or elastic joints (0-1; 4-0) to the ends of the fibers of contiguous modules, or to a base (0); a transverse link (2) connecting said two longitudinal fibers, having a first end rigidly connected to said first fiber and a second end slidably connected to said second fiber, said transverse link being inextensible and having two rotational degrees of freedom; a longitudinal link (32) connecting said transverse link to a homologous transverse link of an adjacent module or to a base via a ball or elastic joint (32-0) and an universal joint (3-32); and an actuator (a) for changing the length of said longitudinal link.. .
Aldebaran Robotics
03/19/15
20150080715

Intracardiac imaging system utilizing a multipurpose catheter


A three dimensional physiological mapping system utilizing an intracardiac echo catheter capable of being located in six degrees of freedom by a visualization, navigation, or mapping system. An echocardiography image of the intracardiac echo catheter may be projected within a geometric model of the visualization, navigation, or mapping system where the location of the projected image is adjusted in response to user input identifying a structure present in the echocardiography image and the geometric model..
St. Jude Medical, Atrial Fibrillation Division, Inc.
03/12/15
20150073597

Steady hand micromanipulation robot


A cooperative-control robot includes a base component, a mobile platform arranged proximate the base component, a translation assembly operatively connected to the base component and the mobile platform and configured to move the mobile platform with translational degrees of freedom substantially without rotation with respect to said the component, a tool assembly connected to the mobile platform, and a control system configured to communicate with the translation assembly to control motion of the mobile platform in response to forces by a user applied to at least a portion of the cooperative-control robot. The translation assembly includes at least three independently operable actuator arms, each connected to a separate position of the mobile platform.
The Johns Hopkins University
03/12/15
20150073593

Operating machine with redundant axes and resolution of the redundancy in real time


A program for a numerical control device is disclosed that determines path points to be approached by an end effector. A control signal group is ascertained for each path point that contains its set point value for each position-controlled axis.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
03/12/15
20150073553

Expandable 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.
03/12/15
20150073428

Percutaneous compression and distraction system


The present invention provides a compression and distraction shaft assembly used to apply compression and distraction to bones including vertebrae. Shaft a assembly and shaft b assembly are attached together via a polyaxial fulcrum.
Stryker European Holdings I, Llc
03/12/15
20150071368

Csi feedback reduction for mimo interference alignment


Channel state information (csi) is reduced for a multi input multi output (mimo) channel, in which feeding back a part of the csi matrix is sufficient to align interference in a mimo network. A feedback dimension quantifies a cost of the csi feedback of the interference in the mimo network.
The Hong Kong University Of Science And Technology
03/12/15
20150069194

Adjustable display mount


A mounting system for mounting a display device to a surface, the mounting system adjustable in multiple degrees of freedom to selectively position and orientate the attached device relative to the mounting surface and/or other collocated display devices. According to various embodiments, a surface bracket is configured to attach to a mounting surface and an arm assembly operatively couples the surface bracket with a mount carriage.
Peerless Industries, Inc.
03/05/15
20150066453

Injection treatment simulation using condensation


An injection treatment on a subterranean zone is simulated by modeling physically separate rock blocks of the subterranean zone by separate block models. The block model for each physically separate rock block represents intra-block mechanics of the rock block by finite element method.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
03/05/15
20150065259

Compliant constant velocity constant torque universal joint


A compliant constant velocity constant torque universal joint to transmit a rotary movement between two angled shafts, and/or a kinematic pair with two independent rotational degrees of freedom. This compliant structure is a large deflection compliant joint and the misalignment angle can be changed through the range of from 0° to 60°.
Flexous B.v.
03/05/15
20150062596

Optical imaging arrangement with multiple metrology support units


An optical imaging arrangement includes an optical projection system and a support structure system. The optical projection system includes a group of optical elements configured to transfer, in an exposure process using exposure light along an exposure light path, an image of a pattern of a mask onto a substrate.
Carl Zeiss Smt Gmbh
03/05/15
20150061847

Method to render global 5 dof motion effect with multiple local force-feedback


In order to generate force feedback data for a haptic device for providing simulated six degrees of freedom movement, a three dimensional acceleration component corresponding to the movement to be simulated is determined, a three dimensional velocity component corresponding to the movement to be simulated is determined and control signals for controlling at least three force feedback devices are determined, wherein each of the three force feedback devices provides three dimensional force effects to a fixation point associated to each of it, the three force feedback devices being arranged at defined positions with regard to each other, and the three fixation points define a geometric plane.. .
Thomson Licensing
03/05/15
20150059736

Intubation systems and methods based on airway pattern identification


An intubation system of the present disclosure intubates based on an airway pattern indicating a trachea opening. The airway pattern is determined from analysis of airway data detected by a trachea identifying device disposed on a moveable guide stylet of the intubation system.
02/26/15
20150054635

Haptic force-feedback for computing interfaces


Methods, systems, and apparatuses, including computer programs encoded on computer-readable media, provide two degrees of freedom active force feedback for touchscreens or any other general surface. The system includes a rubber ball attached to a pen-like structure with two motors that are capable of rotating freely when external force is applied.
New York University
02/26/15
20150054520

Micropositioning device with multidegrees of freedom for piezoelectric actuators and associated method


A micropositioning device for a piezoelectric actuator includes a means for controlling an electric field applied to the piezoelectric actuator so as to deform the piezoelectric material, and means for simultaneous measurement of a variation of electric charge accumulated on the piezoelectric actuator resulting from the deformation; and means for acquiring measurements of the variation of electric charge, for processing these acquisitions and for estimating a displacement (x, y, z) of the piezoelectric actuator and/or an applied force.. .
Ecole Nationale Superieure De Mecanique Et Des Microtechniques
02/19/15
20150051733

Software center and highly configurable robotic systems for surgery and other uses


Telerobotic, telesurgical, and/or surgical robotic devices, systems, and methods employ surgical robotic linkages that may have more degrees of freedom than an associated surgical end effector n space. A processor can calculate a tool motion that includes pivoting of the tool about an aperture site.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
02/19/15
20150049862

Mobile imaging system and method


A mobile fluoroscopic imaging system having a portable radiation source capable of emitting radiation in both single and, alternatively, pulse emissions and adapted to move in all degrees of freedom; a portable detector operable to detect radiation from the radiation source, wherein the detector is adapted to move independently of the radiation source in all degrees of freedom; the radiation source and detector each comprises an alignment sensor in communication with a computer; the computer is in communication with the radiation source and the detector; the position, distance and orientation of the radiation source and the detector are established by the computer; and the computer sends an activation signal to the radiation source to indicate when radiation may be emitted. Preferably, the radiation source is prevented from emission of radiation until the detector and the radiation source have achieved predetermined alignment conditions..
Portavision Medical Llc
02/19/15
20150049399

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
02/19/15
20150048203

Payload suspension for lighter-than-air structures


This invention provides a configuration of suspension lines, anchored with respect to an inner surface of an lta structure, and which provide reactive forces between an lta structure and its payload so as to constrain the translational and rotational motion of the payload to be nearly rigid with respect to the lta structure. Illustratively, the configuration constrains the motion of the payload with respect to the lta structure along all six degrees of freedom: e.g.
Altaeros Energies, Inc.
02/19/15
20150048017

Out-of-vat liquid filter for ensuring reliable connection of water pipe connector


Disclosed is an out-of-vat liquid filter for ensuring reliable connection of a water pipe connector, comprising a liquid filtration tank and the water pipe connector. The water pipe connector comprises two water pipe connecting bases, a valve driving shaft, a latch tongue, a driving device with two degrees of freedom, and a handle.
Shenzhen Xingrisheng Industrial Co., Ltd
02/19/15
20150047789

Tire changing machine with bead loosener arm


A wheel servicing machine has a bead loosener arm powered by an actuator attached to a machine base. The actuator includes a moveable actuator rod coupled to the bead loosener arm at a pivoting joint.
Hennessy Industries, Inc.
02/19/15
20150047452

Robotic mechanism with two degrees of freedom


A robotic link mechanism comprising a pair of base elements connected by a passive flexible joint, such that flexure of the joint changes the mutual orientation of the base elements. A pair of obliquely truncated cylinders are confined between the base elements such that the obliquely formed end surfaces of the cylinders can rotate in sliding contact with each other, and the other end of each cylinder can rotate in sliding contact with its associated base element.
Technion Research & Development Foundation Ltd.
02/12/15
20150042873

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.
Field Logic, Inc.
02/12/15
20150041227

Six-legged walking robot having robotic arms for legs and plurality of joints


Disclosed is a hexapod walking robot having a robot arm combined with a leg and a plurality of joints. The hexapod walking robot having a robot arm combined with a leg and a plurality of joints includes a robot body; a plurality of legs installed to the robot body such that the legs have various degrees of freedom; and at least one grip unit installed to at least one of the legs such that at least one grip unit is foldable..
Korea Institute Of Ocean Science & Technology
02/12/15
20150040711

Parallel micro-robot with 5-degrees-of-freedom


A parallel micro-robot with five degrees of freedom that is capable of manufacturing in compact size as well as capable of controlling more precisely compared with conventional parallel robot is disclosed. The parallel micro-robot with five degrees of freedom is capable of controlling an angle of the operating plate very precisely around two shafts rotating connection means which couples operating plate and up/down height adjusting actuator using a first and second angle adjusting actuator, and therefore, high accuracy is secured..
Koh Young Technology Inc.
02/05/15
20150039090

Systems and methods for vertebral disc replacement


The present invention provides artificial disc prostheses, methods and instrumentation for implantation and revision thereof. Each prosthesis may comprise superior and inferior end plates and a nucleus positioned between articular surfaces of the end plates.
Synergy Disc Replacement, Inc.
02/05/15
20150038836

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.
02/05/15
20150037191

Axially compliant orbiting plate scroll and scroll pump comprising the same


An orbiting plate scroll of a scroll pump includes an orbiting plate having a first side and a second side, an orbiting scroll blade projecting in an axial direction from the first side of the orbiting plate, and a flexure whose compliance is in the axial direction. The flexure is coupled to the orbiting plate at the second side of the orbiting plate, and couples the orbiting plate and orbiting scroll blade to bearings that allow for free rotation of the orbiting plate scroll about a longitudinal axis, while constraining motion of the orbiting plate scroll in the remaining degrees of freedom..
Agilent Technologies, Inc.
02/05/15
20150035206

Single-use biological 3 dimensional printer


A three dimensional printing device has a sterilizable printer assembly including at least one printing head, a printing platform, and a driving mechanism adapted to perform a movement of the at least one printing head relative to the printing platform along three degrees of freedom; a printer housing enclosing the printer assembly in a sterile manner, at least one aseptic connector fluidly connected to a corresponding one of the at least one printing head.. .
Sartorius Stedim Biotech Gmbh
01/29/15
20150032126

Software center and highly configurable robotic systems for surgery and other uses


Telerobotic, telesurgical, and/or surgical robotic devices, systems, and methods employ surgical robotic linkages that may have more degrees of freedom than an associated surgical end effector n space. A processor can calculate a tool motion that includes pivoting of the tool about an aperture site.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
01/29/15
20150031953

Manual control system for maneuvering an endoscope


The present invention provides a system for maneuvering an endoscope (sfme) during a medical procedure, comprising a. At least one maneuvering system, adapted to maneuver said endoscope in at least two degrees of freedom (dof); and, b.
M.s.t. Medical Surgery Technologies Ltd.
01/29/15
20150029121

Slide unlocking touchscreen device under screen locking state


A slide unlocking method for a touchscreen device under a screen locking state is provided. The method includes steps of: sampling a track generated by the sliding of a user's finger on a touchscreen, and sequentially acquiring a plurality of sampling points; acquiring a first sampling point and a last sampling point of the track, and calculating a transverse sliding distance and a longitudinal sliding distance of the finger on the touchscreen; and unlocking the touchscreen when the transverse sliding distance is greater than or equal to a first preset distance and the longitudinal sliding distance is less than or equal to a second preset distance; otherwise, keeping the screen in the lock state.
Huizhou Tcl Mobile Communication Co., Ltd.
01/22/15
20150024964

Uses 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
01/15/15
20150019090

Transmission 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
01/15/15
20150015785

Robotically 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.
01/15/15
20150013910

Substrate 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.
01/15/15
20150013751

Suitable 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.
01/08/15
20150011915

Apparatus 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.
01/08/15
20150009145

Interaction 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.. .
01/08/15
20150007483

Bladed 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.
01/01/15
20150004630

Cell-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
01/01/15
20150001842

Multi-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.
12/25/14
20140378876

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
12/25/14
20140377688

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.
12/25/14
20140375587

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.
12/25/14
20140373422

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.
12/18/14
20140371584

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
12/18/14
20140371541

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.
12/04/14
20140358254

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.
12/04/14
20140358162

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.
12/04/14
20140354792

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..
11/27/14
20140347736

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.. .
11/27/14
20140347666

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.
11/20/14
20140343566

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.
11/20/14
20140340750

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.
11/20/14
20140340372

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..


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