Harmonic Patent Grants

Strain wave gearing having continuous-contact tooth profile formed using arcuate tooth profile

Granted: February 27, 2018
Patent Number: 9903459
A strain wave gearing includes a rigid internally toothed gear, a flexible externally toothed gear disposed coaxially within the internally toothed gear, and a wave generator fitted within the externally toothed gear. The internally toothed gear and the externally toothed gear are spur gears having module m; and the number of teeth of the externally toothed gear is 2n less than the number of teeth of the internally toothed gear, where n is a positive integer. Taking a transverse…

Planetary gear drive

Granted: February 20, 2018
Patent Number: 9897195
A planetary gear drive has needle roller bearings of full roller type as planetary gear bearings for planetary gears. The needle roller bearings have lubrication mechanisms, respectively. Each lubrication mechanism has an annular grease retaining groove. The grease retaining groove is formed on an inner peripheral surface (an outer-race-side raceway surface) of the shaft hole of each planetary gear. Poor lubrication can be prevented from occurring when needle roller bearings of full…

Rotation actuator

Granted: January 30, 2018
Patent Number: 9882450
A rotation actuator is equipped with a motor and a reduction gear disposed adjacent to each other. Both shaft end portions of a rotating shaft, which passes through the center of the motor and reducer, are rotatably supported through first and second rolling bearings by first and second fixed discs that are mutually fastened and fixed. A rotation output plate is supported through a third rolling bearing in the outer peripheral surface of the second fixed disc. A sliding ring is mounted…

Method of manufacturing a flexible externally toothed gear for strain wave gearing

Granted: January 23, 2018
Patent Number: 9874273
A method for manufacturing a flexible externally toothed gear includes: a first step (ST1) for producing a primary molded article by performing near-net-shape plastic working on a material comprising a nickel-free low-alloy steel having a silicon content of 1.45-1.5 wt %; a second step (ST2) for martempering the primary molded article; a third step (ST3) for producing a secondary molded article from the primary molded article; and a fourth step (ST4) for shot-peening the secondary molded…

Strain wave gearing

Granted: October 24, 2017
Patent Number: 9797497
A flat strain wave gearing device equipped with: a first internal gear and a second internal gear; a flexible tubular external gear; and an elliptically shaped wave generator. In the direction of a central axis, the center of support of the external teeth by the wave generator is offset, by an offset amount of ? along the direction of the central axis, with respect to the tooth-width center of the external teeth of the external gear. By setting the offset direction and the offset amount…

Linear DC motor

Granted: October 24, 2017
Patent Number: 9800128
A linear DC motor having first and second drive coils and first and second drive magnets arranged in a symmetrical state in relation to a motor central axis that passes through a sliding member in which a lens is mounted. The first and second coils on a moveable side are positioned to both the left and right sides of the sliding member. The first and second drive coils are designed to be independent without being affected by the shape, size, arrangement position, and the like of the…

Adaptive pre-filtering based on video complexity and output bit rate

Granted: October 10, 2017
Patent Number: 9787987
Approaches for dynamic pre-filtering of digital video based on video complexity and output bit rate. An adaptive video preprocessor determines a current video complexity of the digital video and an output bit rate. Thereafter, the adaptive video preprocessor dynamically updates the strength of one or more preprocessing filters based on the current video complexity and the output bit rate for the digital video. The adaptive video preprocessor may update the strength of a preprocessing…

Hollow strain wave gearing and hollow actuator

Granted: September 26, 2017
Patent Number: 9772020
A cup-type hollow strain wave gearing of a hollow actuator has a seal part assembled inside a cup-shaped externally toothed gear. The seal part seals between a boss of the externally toothed gear and a plug of the wave generator so as to prevent lubricant from leaking from the side of the externally toothed gear into a hollow part. Since the seal part employs an oil seal and an O-ring, it is able to be constituted inexpensively and to surely prevent leakage of low-viscosity lubricant.

Rotary actuator and strain wave gearing reduction drive unit

Granted: September 26, 2017
Patent Number: 9772021
A reduction drive-side mounting end face on a strain wave gearing reduction drive unit has a circular center hole, and a motor-side mounting end face on a motor has a circular projection. The strain wave gearing reduction drive unit and motor are coaxially mounted by the circular projection being fit into the circular center hole with a regulating ring therebetween. The regulating ring, which regulates the motion of a flexible external gear, can be easily mounted to the strain wave…

Smart small form-factor (SFP) pluggable transceiver

Granted: September 19, 2017
Patent Number: 9769500
Approaches for processing video in a smart small form-factor pluggable (SFP) transceiver. The smart SFP transceiver may dynamically assess characteristics of its environment, such as link bandwidth or video attributes. Thereafter, the smart SFP transceiver dynamically selects, from a plurality of codecs available to the smart SFP transceiver, an appropriate codec for use in processing the video prior to the video being transmitted over a link. The selection of the codec may be based, at…

Clock recovery for video encoding/transcoding applications

Granted: September 19, 2017
Patent Number: 9769514
Approaches for clock synchronization in digital video environments. In an embodiment, an encoder/transcoder calculates a ratio between a system clock and a source clock. The source clock is used by a source device to encode or transcode digital video. The system clock is used by the encoder/transcoder. After the encoder/transcoder receives the digital video from the source device, the encoder/transcoder uses the calculated ratio to create a recovered clock. The recovered clock is locked…

Strain wave gearing having double-contact negative deflection tooth profile

Granted: August 29, 2017
Patent Number: 9746065
The addendum tooth profile of the inner teeth and outer teeth of a strain wave gearing is stipulated by a first and second similar curve obtained from the curve segment from an inflection point to a low point in a movement trajectory when the meshing of both teeth is approximated by rack meshing. The addendum tooth profile of the inner teeth is stipulated by a curve generated at the inner teeth in the process of the addendum profile of the outer teeth moving from the inflection point to…

System and method for feedback based traffic management

Granted: August 29, 2017
Patent Number: 9749248
A communication system that may include a traffic management module and a communication interface module. The communication interface module is arranged to: estimate a status of multiple channels by utilizing hardware channel status estimators, generate filler packets in response to the status of the multiple channels; wherein the filler packets are associated with the multiple channels; send the filler packets to the traffic management module. The traffic management module is arranged…

Wave generator and strain wave gearing

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9709151
A wave generator of a strain wave gearing has a plug, a wave generator bearing mounted to an outer peripheral surface of the plug, an input shaft protruding from the center of the plug to a first side running along a center axis, and a bearing arrangement on which a support bearing supporting the input shaft is arranged. Relative to an outer ring end surface of the wave generator bearing that faces the first side, a center-side plug end surface of a plug end surface facing the same…

Device and method for composing programmes from different sources in baseband

Granted: June 27, 2017
Patent Number: 9693095
The invention concerns a device for inserting additional video content (inlays, secondary programs) into a main video program. Said device works in baseband within a single encoding box under the control of a common supervisor. The supervisor is configured to pass metadata associated with the images to the coder, said metadata comprising temporal, spatial and dynamic data relating to the planning of the insertion, and analysis data for the image files, which analysis data have been…

Wave gear device and hollow rotating actuator

Granted: May 9, 2017
Patent Number: 9644727
In a wave gear device, the inner race and the boss are fixed together by a laser welded part formed along the entire periphery thereof. The laser welded part also functions as an oil seal for sealing the inner race and the boss. The boss and the inner race are fixed together in a manner that a required axial length is short, and that machining and assembling steps are reduced. Oil seal members are not required to seal the boss and the inner race.

Strain wave device

Granted: May 9, 2017
Patent Number: 9644728
First and second external tooth gear parts of a strain wave gearing are bent in an elliptic shape by a wave generator to engage with first and second internal tooth gears, respectively. The first and second external tooth gear parts are bent so as to have elliptic shapes the phases of which are rotated 90 degrees from each other about a rotational center line. A coupling external tooth gear part that maintains a circular cross-sectional shape which does not deform is formed in between…

Planetary gear reducer

Granted: March 28, 2017
Patent Number: 9605749
A planetary gear reducer has a planetary carrier supported by an input-side main bearing and an output-side main bearing. An angular contact ball bearing or a deep groove ball bearing which requires less installation space and is inexpensive is used for the input-side main bearing. A tapered roller bearing having a large capacity is used for the output-side main bearing. A compact, flat and inexpensive planetary gear reducer can be realized in comparison with a case in which the both…

Multi-slice/tile encoder with overlapping spatial sections

Granted: January 24, 2017
Patent Number: 9554131
Roughly described, pictures are divided into multiple spatial sections to be encoded by multiple section encoders. To address discontinuities of compression decisions across section boundaries, the multiple section encoders encode overlapping regions in a picture.

Logo detection for macroblock-based video processing

Granted: January 10, 2017
Patent Number: 9542611
The subject matter of this specification can be embodied in, among other things, a method that includes receiving a current frame, the current frame including one or more macroblocks, analyzing the current frame using a first set of image characteristics to determine if logo detection can be performed on the current frame, and performing the logo detection on the current frame if the current frame satisfies the first set of image characteristics to determine presence of a logo macroblock…