Hiwin Technologies Corporation

Taichung, Taiwan

Hiwin Technologies Corporation

Taichung, Taiwan

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Patent
Hiwin Technologies Corporation | Date: 2017-01-11

A lower limb rehabilitation apparatus (10) apparatus is provided which comprises: a base frame (20); a support frame (30) mounted on said base frame (20); an actuator (40) mounted on said base frame (20) adjacent to said support frame (30); a mechanical exoskeleton (50) pivotally connected to said support frame (30) and said actuator (40); a motion control module (60) comprising at least one EMG (electromyography) muscle sensor and a controller (80), said controller (80) being electrically coupled with said actuator (40) and said muscle sensor for receiving and processing an EMG signal of said muscle sensor and controlling said actuator (40) to drive said mechanical exoskeleton (50) according to the sensing result of said muscle sensor. A lower limb rehabilitation method is disclosed which includes the step of putting a exoskeleton on the lower limbs of the user, the step of setting a trigger condition, the step of using EMG muscle sensors (70) to detect EMG signals from specific muscles of the user, the step of judging whether the sensing result meets the trigger condition, and the step of re-setting the triggering condition without moving the exoskeleton if the sensing result does not meet the trigger condition, or, the step of triggering a motion generator (86) to provide a control signal to a control unit (88) for controlling the exoskeleton in moving the lower limbs of the user to perform specific actions if the sensing result meets the trigger condition.


Patent
Hiwin Technologies Corporation | Date: 2017-01-18

A mechanical end-effector changer (10) includes a first connection unit (40) and a second connection unit (50). The first connection unit (40) has mounted therein multiple movable members and mating elastic members. Subject to the linking relationship between each movable member and the respective elastic member, the first connection unit (40) and the second connection unit (50) can be automatically connected together or detached from each other, facilitating end-effector change.


Patent
HIWIN TECHNOLOGIES Corporation | Date: 2016-12-02

In order to reduce the calculation in robotic arm allocation, the invention provides a spherical linkage type surgical robotic arm, which includes a first curved bar having a first axis center and a second axis center, a second curved bar being equal to the first curved bar in length and having a third axis center and a fourth axis center, the third axis center in coincidence with the first axis center, a third curved bar having a fifth axis center and a sixth axis center and being pivoted to the second curved bar, and a fourth curved bar having a seventh axis center and an eighth axis center and being pivoted to the third curved bar and the first curved bar, thereby reducing the calculation burden and facilitating control and allocation.


Patent
HIWIN TECHNOLOGIES Corporation | Date: 2015-10-06

A harmonic drive featuring helix-facilitated lubrication includes a circular spline, a flexspline, a wave generator, and an agitating member. The flexspline meshes with the circular spline. The wave generator has a bearing installed within the flexspline, an elliptic wheel positioned in the bearing, and a shaft coupling connecting the elliptic wheel. The agitating member is located in a lubricant-holding space between the wave generator and the flexspline, and has a rotatory part and blade parts formed about a rotatory part. The rotatory part of the agitating member is connected to the shaft coupling of the wave generator, so that when the agitating member is driven by the shaft coupling, the helical blade parts agitate lubricant to perform convection, thereby better lubricating the bearing of the wave generator.


Patent
HIwin Technologies Corporation | Date: 2015-11-19

A ball screw device includes an elongated shaft having an outer groove, a ball nut having a screw hole for receiving the elongated shaft and having a passage communicating with the screw hole of the ball nut, and a lubricating device includes an oil distributing member engaged into the ball nut and having one end portion engaged into the ball nut for engaging with the groove of the elongated shaft, and a spacing element is attached onto an outer peripheral portion of the distributing member, and the spacing element includes an end portion engaged into the ball nut for engaging with the elongated shaft and for spacing the distributing member from being engaged with the elongated shaft.


Patent
Hiwin Technologies Corporation | Date: 2017-08-09

A belt (31,A4) driven linear actuator includes: a base (10), a linearly movable unit (20), a belt driven unit (30), a first cover (40), a second cover (50), a drive source (60), and a slide block (70). With the first and second covers (40) removably disposed on the base (10), the first and second covers (40) can be located at different positions to define different gaps in different directions, so as to allow the slide block (70) to be assembled in different directions, and reduce the restriction on the assembling direction of the drive source (60). Besides, the width (W10) of the base (10) is equal to the height (H10) of the base (10), and the height (S1) of the cover portion (51) is equal to the height (H10) and the width (W10) of the base (10), which allows the base (10) to be assembled in the same position while in different directions.


Patent
Hiwin Technologies Corporation | Date: 2017-08-09

A system and method for detecting failure of a steering angle sensor include: a steering angle sensor (10), an angular position encoder (60) and an electronic control unit (20). The electronic control unit (20) reads an initial value of the steering wheel rotation angle signal and estimates a rotation angle of a steering wheel based on the motor rotation angle signal, the electronic control unit checks if a difference between an actual value of the steering wheel rotation angle signal and an estimated rotation angle of the steering wheel is smaller than a predetermined value or not, if the difference is bigger than the predetermined value, it means that the steering wheel rotation angle signal fails, and the estimated rotation angle of the steering wheel serves as a substitute signal and is sent to the electronic control unit.


Patent
Hiwin Technologies Corporation | Date: 2016-08-17

An upper extremity rehabilitation device includes: a base, a rotary shaft unit, a rotation drive unit, a brake unit, a linear move unit, a hand gripping assembly, a first and a second connecting rods. The rotary shaft unit is pivoted to the base. The rotation drive unit is disposed on the base and includes a drive portion connected to the first shaft portion. The brake unit includes an outer pipe disposed on the rotary shaft, and an inner pipe movably disposed in the outer pipe. The linear move unit includes a linear seat pivoted to the second shaft portion, and a linear platfoum movably disposed on the linear seat. The hand gripping assembly is disposed on the linear platform. The first connecting rod is pivoted to the brake unit. The second connecting rod is pivoted to the first connecting rod and the linear seat.


Patent
Hiwin Technologies Corporation | Date: 2016-10-26

An electric gripper system includes a motor (10) driving a gripper mechanism (100), a sensor (20), and a control processing unit (30). The sensor (20) is assembled onto the motor (10) for generating a current position of the gripper mechanism (100). The control processing unit (30) has a control segment (36), a transceiver segment (32), an accessible segment (34), and a driving segment (38). The control segment (36) generates a target position according to a relative-position command value of the transceiver segment (32) and an absolute cumulative position of the accessible segment (34). The control segment (36) generates a driving datum based on a difference between the current position and the target position, and on a rotation rate of the motor (10). The driving segment (38) uses the driving datum to drive the motor (10) to move the gripper mechanism (100). With calculation among the relative-position command value, the absolute cumulative position, and the current position, the motor (10) is prevented from accumulating positional deviation.


Patent
Hiwin Technologies Corporation | Date: 2016-09-28

A method for positioning an endoscope (60) involves installing an auxiliary positioning device (20) on a robot arm (10), coinciding a terminal of a docking member (40) of the auxiliary positioning device (20) with a remote center of motion defined by the robot arm (10), inserting and fixing the endoscope (60) inside the auxiliary positioning device (20), removing the docking member (40) of the auxiliary positioning device (20) so that a terminal of the endoscope (60) coincides with the remote center of motion of the robot arm (10), and then inserting the endoscope (10) into a body cavity (16) catheter for finalizing positioning. Thereby, the method helps to save time used for preoperative preparation and provides more precise positioning, without using any additional positioning tools to approach the body cavity (16), thereby reducing the risk of infection.

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