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8922355 Haptic feedback device using electro-rheological fluid  
Embodiments described herein generally relate to haptic feedback devices. In some examples, a haptic feedback device is described. An example haptic feedback device may include a first layer...
8800366 Robotic exoskeleton for limb movement  
This invention relates to a robotic exoskeleton comprising mechanical linkages that couple to one or more selected joints of a limb of a subject. The robotic exoskeleton may be provided with means...
8770905 Anthropomorphic force-reflective master arm  
The anthropomorphic force-reflective master arm is a light, anthropomorphic, back-drivable, six degree of freedom (DOF) master arm designed to control the motion of a remote slave device having...
8641782 Compact exoskeleton arm support device to compensate for gravity  
A compact exoskeleton arm support device compensates for gravity. The compact exoskeleton arm support device compensating for gravity may include at least five joints. Among the at least five...
8644986 Control device, control method, computer program, and recording medium  
A control device that controls grip of an object is disclosed. The control device includes: detecting means for detecting a slip of the object and outputting a slip detection value; change-value...
8570291 Tactile processing device  
The present invention provides a technique for sensing and reproducing various feels, which a person gets discretely over a period of time, by time sequential sensing. A tactile processor...
RE44396 Gyro-stabilized platforms for force-feedback applications  
Force feedback in large, immersive environments is provided by device which a gyro- stabilization to generate a fixed point of leverage for the requisite forces and/or torques. In one embodiment,...
8368641 Tactile feedback man-machine interface device  
A man-machine interface which provides tactile feedback to various sensing body parts is disclosed. The device employs one or more vibrotactile units, where each unit comprises a mass and a...
8347710 Robotic exoskeleton for limb movement  
This invention relates to a robotic exoskeleton comprising mechanical linkages that couple to one or more selected joints of a limb of a subject. The robotic exoskeleton may be provided with means...
8335591 Robot apparatus and method of controlling the same  
A robot apparatus has a multi-link structure including a plurality of links and joints serving as link movable sections, and in which at least some of the links are driven by combination of...
8281683 Remote manipulation arm in two portions  
A remote manipulation arm comprising a master arm (5) mechanically separated from a slave arm (1) with the slave arm comprising a tubular segment and a manipulation tool 12 at one end thereof and...
8277396 Method and apparatus for assessing proprioceptive function  
This invention relates to a method and apparatus for assessing proprioception in a subject. One embodiment of an apparatus of the invention comprises two articulating members attachable to a pair...
7992910 Robot structure  
A robot structure, suited especially for minimally invasive surgery, comprises two robot elements interconnected by a hinge. Using a force transmission the movable robot element of said robot...
7969416 Tactile feedback man-machine interface device  
A man-machine interface which provides tactile feedback to various sensing body parts is disclosed. The device employs one or more vibrotactile units, where each unit comprises a mass and a...
7862522 Sensor glove  
A Sensor glove is an instrument, in the same way that a piano is an instrument. The Sensor glove is purchased and the owner then learns to use it and the sensors therein to develop the performance...
7832711 Control system for transfer means  
A control system comprising a force measuring means (3) for measuring the magnitude of the force acting on a lower part of the rope suspending a load, which force is caused by a force imposed on...
7755602 Tactile feedback man-machine interface device  
A man-machine interface which provides tactile feedback to various sensing body parts is disclosed. The device employs one or more vibrotactile units, where each unit comprises a mass and a...
7742036 System and method for controlling haptic devices having multiple operational modes  
A haptic device having a plurality of operational modes, including a first operational mode and a second operational mode is provided. The first operational mode is associated with a frequency...
7610108 Method and apparatus for attenuating error in dynamic and steady-state processes for prediction, control, and optimization  
A method for providing independent static and dynamic models in a prediction, control and optimization environment utilizes an independent static model (20) and an independent dynamic model (22)....
7559533 Lift actuator  
An improved electric lift actuator for use on a variety of lift systems, includes various improvements that enable a universal design with interchangeable parts across several load ranges. The...
7495654 Haptic apparatus  
A haptic apparatus may include a plate element positionable to extend over an anatomical segment of a user, and an elongate member coupled to the plate element and configured to be movably mounted...
7438724 System and method for force feedback  
A system and method of grip force feedback for use with a prosthetic device is provided in the present invention. The system can include a prosthetic hand having a plurality of digits for use with...
7390157 Force feedback and texture simulating interface device  
A man-machine! interface is disclosed which provides force, texture, pressure and temperature information to sensing body parts. The interface is comprised of a force-generating device (900) that...
RE39906 Gyro-stabilized platforms for force-feedback applications  
Force feedback in large, immersive environments is provided by device which a gyro- stabilization to generate a fixed point of leverage for the requisite forces and/or torques. In one embodiment,...
7138976 Hand force feedback and sensing system  
The present invention relates to a force feedback and sensing system for a hand in which an actuator system and sensing system is coupled to a palm base attached to the hand or a glove. The...
6930590 Modular electrotactile system and method  
This application relates to an electrotactile system and method for delivering tactile stimuli to a skin surface of a user. The system includes one or more electrotactile modules each comprising...
6907317 Hub for a modular intelligent assist system  
An intelligent assist system having a modular architecture, coordinated by electronic communication links between the modules is provided. A multi-function hub for use in the assist system...
6886812 Human power amplifier for lifting load with slack prevention apparatus  
A human power amplifier includes an end-effector that is grasped by a human operator and applied to a load. The end-effector is suspended, via a line, from a take-up pulley, winch, or drum that is...
6885361 Tactile feedback mechanism for a data processing system  
An apparatus for providing a tactile stimulus to a part of the body of a physical operator when a virtual operator, created by movements of the physical operator, encounters a virtual object...
6871115 Method and apparatus for monitoring the operation of a wafer handling robot  
The integrity of control signals used to control a wafer handling robot is monitored by a monitor connected to various points of the robotic control system. The monitor includes a memory for...
6813542 Modules for use in an integrated intelligent assist system  
An intelligent assist system having a modular architecture, coordinated by electronic communication links between the modules. Modules for motion, computation, interface, and programming are...
6692485 Articulated apparatus for telemanipulator system  
An articulated apparatus is disclosed that includes an actuator base and a plurality of serially coupled link members that are mutually joined to one another at a plurality of joints. Each of the...
6681880 Control lever  
A control lever controls movement of a system to be controlled. The control lever includes a manually operable handgrip attached to a platform. At least six connecting elements are arranged...
6658816 Bulk palletizer system  
This machine is a cell for bulk palletizing a load such as the packaging of containers (bottles). The machine comprises a tier building system, a bulk load and dunnage supply systems. The cell...
6554252 Device and method for wireless lifting assist devices  
A wireless lifting assist device includes a pulley driven by an actuator which is attached to a ceiling. An end-effector is suspended, via a line, from the pulley and interfaces the object to be...
6526669 Apparatus for acquiring human finger manipulation data  
An apparatus for acquiring human finger manipulation data includes at least one finger motion detector consisting of a force sensor to be fitted on a human fingertip, at least three links and at...
6508058 Hydraulic control system with tactile force and position feedback  
An apparatus for translating the movements of a portion of an operators anatomy residing in communication with an input fitment into hydraulic signals thereby directing the motion of a machine...
6477448 Force feed back supply apparatus  
A force feed back supply apparatus having a force feed back supply unit which is held by or mounted on an operator, and a force feed back generating unit for providing the force feed back supply...
6435794 Force display master interface device for teleoperation  
A force display master interface is provided for interaction with teleoperated robotic slave manipulators or virtual slave entities. The device provides a de-coupled actuator that permits...
6424333 Tactile feedback man-machine interface device  
A man-machine interface which provides tactile feedback to various sensing body parts is disclosed. The device employs one or more vibrotactile units, where each unit comprises a mass and a...
6394731 Work assist device  
The present invention relates to a device for assisting an operator in carrying heavy articles. The device is provided with a movable body for supporting the heavy article, an actuator for...
6366830 Self-teaching robot arm position method to compensate for support structure component alignment offset  
A self-teaching robot arm positioning method that compensates for support structure component alignment offset entails the use of a component emulating fixture preferably having mounting features...
6299139 Human power amplifier for vertical maneuvers  
A human power amplifier includes an end-effector which is grasped by a human operator and applied to a load. The end-effector is suspended, via a rope, from a take-up pulley, winch or drum which...
6266576 Legged moving robot  
A legged moving robot has an action plan function to operate according to a predetermined action plan. The legged moving robot has a fuel cell for supplying operating electric energy for the...
6126373 Method and apparatus for realtime remote robotics command  
Methods and apparatus for controlling a remote device using a command glove system are disclosed. An apparatus for controlling a device is arranged to be at least partially supported on and...
6115639 Remote control system for legged moving robot  
A remote control system for remotely controlling a legged moving robot has a robot manipulator operable by an operator seated on a seat assembly thereof for applying an operation command to the...
6024576 Hemispherical, high bandwidth mechanical interface for computer systems  
A mechanical interface for providing high bandwidth and low noise mechanical input and output for computer systems. A gimbal mechanism includes multiple members that are pivotably coupled to each...
6000297 Master-slave micromanipulator method  
A method based on precision X-Y stages that are stacked. Attached to arms projecting from each X-Y stage are a set of two axis gimbals. Attached to the gimbals is a rod, which provides motion...
5943914 Master-slave micromanipulator apparatus  
An apparatus based on precision X-Y stages that are stacked. Attached to arms projecting from each X-Y stage are a set of two axis gimbals. Attached to the gimbals is a rod, which provides motion...
5915673 Pneumatic human power amplifer module  
A pneumatic human power amplifier module is usable in conjunction with a wide variety of pneumatic actuators and lifting devices to provide a human power amplifier for lifting a load. The module...

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