Patents by Inventor Amit Goffer

Amit Goffer has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10525784
    Abstract: A self-leveling mechanism for a mobility device, the mobility device including a chassis configured to propel the mobility device on a surface, includes a leveling structure on which is mounted a user support for supporting a user of the mobility device. The leveling structure is connected to the chassis by a swivel connection that enables the leveling structure to swivel about the connection, and by two linearly displaceable connections that are laterally displaced from one another. Two linear actuators are each configured to displace one of the displaceable connections to adjust a distance between each displaceable connection and the chassis. A sensor for senses a tilt of the leveling structure and a controller is configured to operate the linear actuators in accordance with the sensed tilt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: UPNRIDE ROBOTICS LTD.
    Inventors: Amit Goffer, Roee Haimovich, Oren Tamari, Dudu Haimovich
  • Publication number: 20190133867
    Abstract: Embodiments of an apparatus, method and systems for collapsing/lowering an exoskeleton device comprising at least one motor and at least one component are disclosed. In some embodiments, the device is configured to be moved by the at least one motor. When at least one of a plurality of faults including power faults such as a low power fault and a power failure fault, electrical faults, software faults and mechanical faults are detected in the powering the exoskeleton device, one or more components of the device may be decelerated via the at least one motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Amit GOFFER, Saman NASER, Roman RABKIN
  • Patent number: 10226395
    Abstract: An exoskeleton bracing system includes: a trunk support for affixing to the trunk of a disabled person and leg braces for connecting to the legs of the person, each leg brace including limb segment braces. Motorized joints are adapted to provide relative angular movement between the limb segment braces of the leg braces and between the leg braces and the trunk support. One or more ground force sensors are designed to sense ground force exerted on each of the leg braces. The system also includes a controller for receiving sensed signals from said one or more ground force sensors, with an algorithm for identifying a stance from the sensed signals and, based on the identified stance, actuating the motorized joints to perform an action relating to a mode of locomotion selected from a set of predefined actions corresponding to the identified stance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: REWALK ROBOTICS LTD.
    Inventors: Amit Goffer, Chaya Zilberstein
  • Patent number: 10172752
    Abstract: A standing wheelchair device includes a wheeled base for enabling the device to move on a supporting surface. A harness assembly includes a plurality of braces for attaching to parts of a body of a user of the device, at least some adjacent braces of being connected by joints. A lifting unit mounted on the base, supports a hip joint of the harness assembly, and is configured to raise or lower the hip joint. When the user is attached to the harness assembly and is in a sitting position, raising a height of the hip joint causes the user to assume a standing position. When the when the user is attached to the harness assembly and is in a standing position, lowering the hip joint causes the user to assume a sitting or reclining position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: UPnRIDE Robotics Ltd
    Inventor: Amit Goffer
  • Patent number: 10137050
    Abstract: A system method and device, the system including a gait device for facilitating a gait of a person over a surface and one or a plurality of crutches to provide support over the surface the gait device, each of said one or a plurality of crutches including a locomotion facilitator to enhance locomotion of that crutch over the surface and a mechanism to modify the locomotion of that crutch over the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: ReWalk Robotics Ltd.
    Inventor: Amit Goffer
  • Publication number: 20180001729
    Abstract: A self-leveling mechanism for a mobility device, the mobility device including a chassis configured to propel the mobility device on a surface, includes a leveling structure on which is mounted a user support for supporting a user of the mobility device. The leveling structure is connected to the chassis by a swivel connection that enables the leveling structure to swivel about the connection, and by two linearly displaceable connections that are laterally displaced from one another. Two linear actuators are each configured to displace one of the displaceable connections to adjust a distance between each displaceable connection and the chassis. A sensor for senses a tilt of the leveling structure and a controller is configured to operate the linear actuators in accordance with the sensed tilt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Amit GOFFER, Roee HAIMOVICH, Oren TAMAR!, Dudu HAIMOVICH
  • Patent number: 9526668
    Abstract: An exoskeleton bracing system includes: a trunk support for affixing to the trunk of a disabled person and leg braces for connecting to the legs of the person, each leg brace including limb segment braces. Motorized joints are adapted to provide relative angular movement between the limb segment braces of the leg braces and between the leg braces and the trunk support. One or more ground force sensors are designed to sense ground force exerted on each of the leg braces. The system also includes a controller for receiving sensed signals from said one or more ground force sensors, with an algorithm for identifying a stance from the sensed signals and, based on the identified stance, actuating the motorized joints to perform an action relating to a mode of locomotion selected from a set of predefined actions corresponding to the identified stance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: ReWalk Robotics Ltd.
    Inventors: Amit Goffer, Chaya Zilberstein
  • Publication number: 20160235616
    Abstract: A locomotion assisting exoskeleton device includes a plurality of braces, including a trunk support for affixing to the part of the torso of a person and leg segment braces each leg segment brace for connecting to a section of a leg of the person. The device further includes at least one motorized joint for connecting two of the braces and for providing relative angular movement between the two braces. The device includes at least one tilt sensor mounted on the exoskeleton device for sensing a tilt of the exoskeleton, and a controller for receiving sensed signals from the tilt sensor and programmed with an algorithm with instructions for actuating the motorized joints in accordance with the sensed signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Applicant: ReWalk Robotics Ltd.
    Inventors: Amit GOFFER, Oren TAMARI
  • Publication number: 20160045382
    Abstract: A standing wheelchair device includes a wheeled base for enabling the device to move on a supporting surface. A harness assembly includes a plurality of braces for attaching to parts of a body of a user of the device, at least some adjacent braces of being connected by joints. A lifting unit mounted on the base, supports a hip joint of the harness assembly, and is configured to raise or lower the hip joint. When the user is attached to the harness assembly and is in a sitting position, raising a height of the hip joint causes the user to assume a standing position. When the when the user is attached to the harness assembly and is in a standing position, lowering the hip joint causes the user to assume a sitting or reclining position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2015
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Inventor: Amit GOFFER
  • Patent number: 9173792
    Abstract: A standing wheelchair device includes a wheeled base for enabling the device to move on a supporting surface. A harness assembly includes a plurality of braces for attaching to parts of a body of a user of the device, at least some adjacent braces of being connected by joints. A lifting unit mounted on the base, supports a hip joint of the harness assembly, and is configured to raise or lower the hip joint. When the user is attached to the harness assembly and is in a sitting position, raising a height of the hip joint causes the user to assume a standing position. When the when the user is attached to the harness assembly and is in a standing position, lowering the hip joint causes the user to assume a sitting or reclining position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: UPNRIDE ROBOTICS LTD
    Inventor: Amit Goffer
  • Publication number: 20150060162
    Abstract: A standing wheelchair device includes a wheeled base for enabling the device to move on a supporting surface. A harness assembly includes a plurality of braces for attaching to parts of a body of a user of the device, at least some adjacent braces of being connected by joints. A lifting unit mounted on the base, supports a hip joint of the harness assembly, and is configured to raise or lower the hip joint. When the user is attached to the harness assembly and is in a sitting position, raising a height of the hip joint causes the user to assume a standing position. When the when the user is attached to the harness assembly and is in a standing position, lowering the hip joint causes the user to assume a sitting or reclining position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Amit GOFFER
  • Patent number: 8905955
    Abstract: An exoskeleton bracing system includes: a trunk support for affixing to the trunk of a disabled person and leg braces for connecting to the legs of the person, each leg brace including limb segment braces. Motorized joints are adapted to provide relative angular movement between the limb segment braces of the leg braces and between the leg braces and the trunk support. One or more ground force sensors are designed to sense ground force exerted on each of the leg braces. The system also includes a controller for receiving sensed signals from said one or more ground force sensors, with an algorithm for identifying a stance from the sensed signals and, based on the identified stance, actuating the motorized joints to perform an action relating to a mode of locomotion selected from a set of predefined actions corresponding to the identified stance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Rewalk Robotics Ltd
    Inventors: Amit Goffer, Chaya Zilberstein
  • Publication number: 20140196757
    Abstract: A system method and device, the system including a gait device for facilitating a gait of a person over a surface and one or a plurality of crutches to provide support over the surface the gait device, each of said one or a plurality of crutches including a locomotion facilitator to enhance locomotion of that crutch over the surface and a mechanism to modify the locomotion of that crutch over the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: Argo Medical Technologies Ltd
    Inventor: Amit GOFFER
  • Publication number: 20140005577
    Abstract: A motorized exoskeleton system for facilitating locomotion for a user, the system including a motorized exoskeleton device, one or a plurality of sensors to sense one or a plurality of parameters indicative of a state in which a user of the motorized exoskeleton device is falling, and an airbag unit comprising one or a plurality of airbags configured to deploy in response to the sensed state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventor: Amit GOFFER
  • Publication number: 20130261513
    Abstract: An exoskeleton bracing system includes: a trunk support for affixing to the trunk of a disabled person and leg braces for connecting to the legs of the person, each leg brace including limb segment braces. Motorized joints are adapted to provide relative angular movement between the limb segment braces of the leg braces and between the leg braces and the trunk support. One or more ground force sensors are designed to sense ground force exerted on each of the leg braces. The system also includes a controller for receiving sensed signals from said one or more ground force sensors, with an algorithm for identifying a stance from the sensed signals and, based on the identified stance, actuating the motorized joints to perform an action relating to a mode of locomotion selected from a set of predefined actions corresponding to the identified stance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: Argo Medical Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Amit GOFFER, Chaya ZILERSTEIN
  • Publication number: 20130253385
    Abstract: A motorized exoskeleton device comprising: at least two segments, where one segment is superior to the other, the exoskeleton device configured to be coupled to a lower extremity of a user. The exoskeleton device further comprising at least two motorized joints for connecting the at least two segments and for providing relative angular movement between the at least two segments; and the motors coupled to the same superior segment of the exoskeleton device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventors: Amit Goffer, Oren Tamari
  • Publication number: 20130245512
    Abstract: An exoskeleton bracing system includes: a trunk support for affixing to the trunk of a disabled person and leg braces for connecting to the legs of the person, each leg brace including limb segment braces. Motorized joints are adapted to provide relative angular movement between the limb segment braces of the leg braces and between the leg braces and the trunk support. One or more ground force sensors are designed to sense ground force exerted on each of the leg braces. The system also includes a controller for receiving sensed signals from said one or more ground force sensors, with an algorithm for identifying a stance from the sensed signals and, based on the identified stance, actuating the motorized joints to perform an action relating to a mode of locomotion selected from a set of predefined actions corresponding to the identified stance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: Argo Medical Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Amit GOFFER, Chaya Zilberstein
  • Patent number: 8348875
    Abstract: A method of controlling an exoskeleton bracing system to walk includes identifying an expected current stance, receiving a tilt signal from a tilt sensor, and receiving a ground force signal from ground force sensors. Motorized joints are actuated to forwardly extend a leg brace when the expected stance includes standing with the leg braces together, the tilt signal indicates tilting forward, and the ground force signal indicates leaning on an opposite leg brace. Motorized joints are actuated to extend a trailing leg brace forward beyond a forwardly extended leg brace when the expected stance includes a forwardly extended leg brace and a trailing leg brace, the tilt signal indicates tilting forward, and the ground force signal indicates leaning on the forwardly extended leg brace. Motorized joints are actuated to converge both leg braces to a standing stance when the ground force signal indicates leaning on a trailing leg brace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Argo Medical Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Amit Goffer, Chaya Zilberstein
  • Publication number: 20120165709
    Abstract: A method of controlling an exoskeleton bracing system to walk includes identifying an expected current stance, receiving a tilt signal from a tilt sensor, and receiving a ground force signal from ground force sensors. Motorized joints are actuated to forwardly extend a leg brace when the expected stance includes standing with the leg braces together, the tilt signal indicates tilting forward, and the ground force signal indicates leaning on an opposite leg brace. Motorized joints are actuated to extend a trailing leg brace forward beyond a forwardly extended leg brace when the expected stance includes a forwardly extended leg brace and a trailing leg brace, the tilt signal indicates tilting forward, and the ground force signal indicates leaning on the forwardly extended leg brace. Motorized joints are actuated to converge both leg braces to a standing stance when the ground force signal indicates leaning on a trailing leg brace.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2012
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventors: AMIT GOFFER, Chaya Zilberstein
  • Publication number: 20120101415
    Abstract: A locomotion assisting exoskeleton device includes a plurality of braces, including a trunk support for affixing to the part of the torso of a person and leg segment braces each leg segment brace for connecting to a section of a leg of the person. The device further includes at least one motorized joint for connecting two of the braces and for providing relative angular movement between the two braces. The device includes at least one tilt sensor mounted on the exoskeleton device for sensing a tilt of the exoskeleton, and a controller for receiving sensed signals from the tilt sensor and programmed with an algorithm with instructions for actuating the motorized joints in accordance with the sensed signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Inventors: Amit GOFFER, Oren TAMARI