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8979944 Method apparatus of a liner interface with neural receptors  
A liner interface and method of making comprising non-compressible deformable electrically conductive neural receptors having electrically conductive elements extending therefrom, formed by...
8956420 Myoelectric electrode assembly  
A myoelectric electrode assembly for a prosthesis comprising a retention ring adapted to be inserted into a correspondingly shaped aperture in the wall of the prosthesis. The assembly also has a...
8945236 Liner having an integrated electrode  
The invention relates to a liner that is intended to be pulled over an amputation stump, is made of an electrically non-conducting material, has a form that is adapted or that adapts to the...
8894718 System for remote management in ambient intelligence environments using electromyographic signals  
The system is comprised of an interface (1) consisting of one or more electrodes capturing electromyographic (biolectric muscle activity) signals, an earphone/microphone and a radiofrequency...
8864846 Model-based neuromechanical controller for a robotic leg  
A model-based neuromechanical controller for a robotic limb having at least one joint includes a finite state machine configured to receive feedback data relating to the state of the robotic limb...
8840680 Control system for jointed mechanical devices  
Systems and methods for controlling jointed mechanical devices are is provided, where the device is controlled based on a topographic state (300) map having one or more motion axes (D1, D2) and...
8828093 Identification and implementation of locomotion modes using surface electromyography  
Apparatus and methods are provided for determining a locomotion mode that can be provided to a controller of a lower prosthesis limb in order to accurately control the prosthesis. One or more...
8768449 Prosthetic devices and methods and systems related thereto  
Prosthetic devices, methods and systems are disclosed. Eye position and/or neural activity of a primate are recorded and combined. The combination signal is compared with a predetermined signal....
8744588 Method and system for connecting an impaired nervous system to a muscle or a group of muscles based on template matching and intelligent end points  
A method and system for connecting an impaired nervous system of a patient to a destination target of a muscle, group of muscles, or robotic device. A command module implanted within the patient's...
8696763 Prosthetic apparatus and control method  
The invention provides a prosthetic apparatus (10) and method of operating the same. The prosthetic apparatus (10) includes an upper limb prosthesis (12) comprising at least one mechanically...
8679192 System and method for acquiring and processing myoelectric signals in order to control a prosthetic arm  
The invention relates to a system for acquiring and processing myoelectric signals in order to control a prosthetic arm, comprising: a pair of electrodes positioned in a muscle in the residual...
8623098 Systems and method for volitional control of jointed mechanical devices based on surface electromyography  
Systems and methods for controlling a weight bearing member having at least one powered joint are provided. A system includes a velocity reference module for receiving myoelectric control signals...
8591599 Electrode assemblies for detecting muscle signals in a prosthetic liner  
An assembly may include a plurality of electrode contacts adapted to receive myoelectric signals from a body when placed into contact with the body. The assembly may also include a support...
8585775 Assist device  
The present invention provides a higher-performance assist device which is safer by using a wireless charging technique. The assist device includes a detecting portion and an assist device driving...
8364274 Systems and methods for detecting one or more central auditory potentials  
Systems for detecting one or more central auditory potentials include an implantable cochlear stimulator configured to be implanted within a patient and to generate a stimulation current in...
8265765 Multimodal auditory fitting  
The present invention provides for fitting a multimodal hearing system to a recipient. Such fitting may include determining a desired perception for an input signal, receiving a measurement of a...
8133435 Sterile device and method for producing same  
A sterile device immersed in a sterile buffer and a method for providing same. The sterile device may be a medical device such as a biosensor having a biomolecule as a sensing element such as, for...
7942833 Motion guide device, and its control system and control program  
A device for inducing a user's motion in a rhythm responsive to a motion rhythm after the user's motion rhythm changes suddenly. The walking assist device generates a first oscillator which...
7942935 Device and system for prosthetic knees and ankles  
A device and system is provided for a prosthetic device having an articulating joint for a leg amputee. The device includes a joint housing forming a chamber, and the chamber has a first opening....
7880552 Control system for walking assist device  
A system capable of controlling an autonomous walking assist rhythm, while following changes in a walking rhythm of a walker at the same time. A control system 100 in accordance with the present...
7833474 Sterile device and method for producing same  
A sterile device immersed in a sterile buffer and a method for providing same. The sterile device may be a medical device such as a biosensor having a biomolecule as a sensing element such as, for...
7810233 System of fabricating a flexible electrode array  
An image is captured or otherwise converted into a signal in an artificial vision system. The signal is transmitted to the retina utilizing an implant. The implant consists of a polymer substrate...
7670385 Internal socket and fitting system for a prosthesis  
A fitting including an electrode assembly mounted and sealed therein. The fitting configured to be positioned within an aperture in a wall of a socket of a prosthetic apparatus. The prosthetic...
7520864 Muscle stretch sensor  
The methods and devices of a multi-functional operating interface for a care-taking machine. The multi-functional operating interface of the care-taking machine includes: muscle stretch sensor,...
7442212 Decoding algorithm for neuronal responses  
A device and method for decoding neuronal responses wherein sequences of potentials from neurons are monitored while specific motor tasks are carried out, and these sequences are characterized...
7398255 Neural prosthesis with fuzzy logic control system  
A neural prosthesis for providing a signal indicative of a predicted event from a cycle of events includes a signal-acquisition system for receiving a neural signal, and a fuzzy-logic inference...
7299089 Methods, systems, and computer program products for neural channel selection in a multi-channel system  
Methods, systems, and computer program products for transmitting neural signal information. Methods, systems, and computer programs products are disclosed for neural channel selection in a...
7209788 Closed loop brain machine interface  
A closed loop brain-machine interface is disclosed. The closed loop brain-machine interface translates one or more neural signals into a movement, or a series of movements, performed by a machine....
7147865 Artificial synapse chip  
Devices and methods are provided for administering a fluid to a neuronal site. The device comprises a reservoir, an aperture in fluid connection to the reservoir, and electrical means for moving...
7137998 Positioning of lower extremities artificial proprioceptors  
The method is used for controlling an actuating mechanism of a prosthesis provided on one side of the lower body of an individual, the individual having a healthy leg on the other side....
7058445 Decoding of neural signals for movement control  
A brain machine interface for decoding neural signals for control of a machine is provided. The brain machine interface estimates and then combines information from two classes of neural activity....
7001608 Artificial synapse chip interface for electronic prosthetic retina  
The invention provides microfabricated devices and methods for directing the growth of a cell process to form an artificial synapse. The devices are called artificial synapse chips. The artificial...
6952687 Cognitive state machine for prosthetic systems  
A prosthetic system may use a decoder to predict an intended action, such as a reach, from processed signals generated from measured neural activity. The decoder may included a cognitive state...
6923936 Sterile device and method for producing same  
A sterile device immersed in a sterile buffer and a method for providing same. The sterile device may be a medical device such as a biosensor having a biomolecule as a sensing element such as, for...
6896704 Movable finger for prostheses, upper extremity prostheses using this movable finger, and movable finger controller  
A movable finger for prostheses, having a base a first intermediate portion connected to the base, a second intermediate portion connected to the first intermediate portion, and a fingertip...
6740123 System for the control and monitoring of functional device for the disabled with energy from outside the body and a method for the remote control thereof  
The present invention relates to a system for the control and monitoring of functional devices for the disabled with energy from outside the body, comprising actuator element(s), data-processing...
6695885 Method and apparatus for coupling an implantable stimulator/sensor to a prosthetic device  
A system of implantable sensor/stimulation devices that is configured to communicate with a prosthetic device, e.g., an artificial limb, via a wireless communication link, preferably...
6660042 Methods of biomimetic finger control by filtering of distributed forelimib pressures  
A method for controlling digit movement of a prosthesis based on residual forelimb volitional pressures is provided. A filter is provided for discriminating from the distributed pressures to...
6635079 Shape memory tubular stent  
A stent radially expandable from a radially contracted introduction state into a radially expanded position state, in which the final shape of the stent can be controlled by varying the amount and...
6379393 Prosthetic, orthotic, and other rehabilitative robotic assistive devices actuated by smart materials  
The present invention is directed to state-of-the-art medical devices using smart materials and related emerging technologies under development for robotics. In particular, the present invention...
6109852 Soft actuators and artificial muscles  
PCT No. PCT/US96/17870 Sec. 371 Date Feb. 5, 1999 Sec. 102(e) Date Feb. 5, 1999 PCT Filed Nov. 6, 1996 PCT Pub. No. WO97/26039 PCT Pub. Date Jul. 24, 1997A chemical (coating and...
5575813 Low-pressure neural contact structure  
A low-pressure neural contact structure for contact with neural tissue, for example, neural tissue of the retina within which are ganglion cells to be electrically stimulated. The contact...
5443525 Conductive patch for control of prosthetic limbs  
Myoelectric control of a prosthetic limb is achieved by positioning a soft, flexible pad on the interior surface of a liner and embedding a large plurality of electrically conductive contacts...
5413611 Computerized electronic prosthesis apparatus and method  
A computerized electronic hand prosthesis apparatus and method utilizing input, feedback, control, and operating systems configurable to provide precise control and gripping forces corresponding...
5336269 Method and apparatus for switching degrees of freedom in a prosthetic limb  
The invention comprises a method and apparatus for switching between degrees of freedom in a prosthesis responsive to myoelectric signals generated by muscles. In the invention, an average pattern...
5314495 Microelectronic interface  
A microelectrode interface is disclosed for localizing the stimulation and recording of action potentials at a portion of a nervous system. The shapes of the electrodes are such that the number of...
5246465 Prosthetic knee joint  
A robotic knee for mounting on an upper leg stump of an allows movement from a standing position to a normal walking position and then to a kneeling position and return to a standing position. A...
5190041 System for monitoring and controlling blood glucose  
Systems are disclosed which utilize implanted glucose sensitive living cells to monitor blood glucose levels. The implanted cells produce a detectable electrical or optical signal in response to...
5062857 Myoelectrically controlled knee joint locking device  
A damped knee joint may be locked myoelectrically at any angle of flexing. A special hydraulic cylinder is pivoted above the knee center at one end and in the shank at the other end. This...
4964061 Myoelectric control of actuators  
It is the purpose of this invention to provide a method and apparatus for a compliance control in each degree of freedom of a robotic system independently of other control parameters. This...

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