Patents by Inventor CHAO-CHIEH LAN

CHAO-CHIEH LAN 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: 10512581
    Abstract: A shoulder joint rehabilitation assistive device has an exoskeleton base, an actuating mechanism, a spherical mechanism, and an upper limb connecting mechanism. The actuating mechanism is mounted on the exoskeleton base and has a yaw spring actuating assembly and a pitch spring actuating assembly. The spherical mechanism is connected with the actuating mechanism and has a linking rod, a spherical yaw linking assembly, and a spherical pitch linking assembly. The linking rod is pivotally connected with the exoskeleton base. The spherical yaw linking assembly has two ends respectively provided with a first yaw actuating portion and a second yaw actuating portion. The spherical pitch linking assembly has two ends respectively provided with a first pitch actuating portion and a second pitch actuating portion. The upper limb connecting mechanism is connected with the linking rod and the second yaw actuating portion of the spherical yaw linking assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: National Cheng Kung University
    Inventors: Chao-Chieh Lan, Hsiang-Chien Hsieh, Li Chien, Dian-Fu Chen
  • Publication number: 20190336382
    Abstract: A joint exoskeleton auxiliary driving mechanism has a first driving module. The first driving module has a first gear member, a first connecting member, a first rotating driver, a first linear driver, and a first motion element. The first connecting member is disposed on a side of the first gear member. The first rotating driver is disposed on the first connecting member and engages with the first gear member. The first linear driver is disposed on the first connecting member. The first motion assembly is connected to a first power output element of the first linear driver. The joint exoskeleton auxiliary driving mechanism has two degrees of freedom motion function such as forward rotation, reverse rotation, and dorsiflexion or extension, and has the advantages of structural simplification, precise strength controlling, lightweight, and miniaturization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: NATIONAL CHENG KUNG UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Chao-Chieh LAN
  • Publication number: 20190184549
    Abstract: A joint module has a base, a motion mechanism, a linear driving mechanism, a driving motor assembly, and a transmission. The motion mechanism, the linear driving mechanism, and the driving motor assembly are disposed on the base. The transmission is disposed between the linear driving mechanism and the driving motor assembly. A first transmitting assembly and a second transmitting assembly of the motion mechanism are disposed on the base in parallel. A first linear driving assembly and a second linear driving assembly of the linear driving mechanism are non-coaxial and are disposed on the base in parallel. A first wheel transmitting assembly of the transmission is connected to the driving motor assembly and the first linear driving assembly. A second wheel transmitting assembly of the transmission is connected to the driving motor assembly and the second linear driving assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventor: CHAO-CHIEH LAN
  • Publication number: 20190145504
    Abstract: An actuator has a linear driving mechanism, an output member, and an elastic member. The linear driving mechanism has a stepping motor, a thread rod assembly, and a linearly moveable member. The threaded rod assembly is connected with the stepping motor. The linearly moveable member is located at a side of the stepping motor and is connected with and driven by the thread rod assembly to reciprocatively move along a power input axis. The output member is disposed on a side of the linearly moveable member and has a capability of linearly moving along a power output axis that is co-axial with the power input axis. The elastic member is connected between the linearly moveable member and the output member to provide an elastic force along the power input axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventor: Chao-Chieh Lan
  • Publication number: 20170189257
    Abstract: A shoulder joint rehabilitation assistive device has an exoskeleton base, an actuating mechanism, a spherical mechanism, and an upper limb connecting mechanism. The actuating mechanism is mounted on the exoskeleton base and has a yaw spring actuating assembly and a pitch spring actuating assembly. The spherical mechanism is connected with the actuating mechanism and has a linking rod, a spherical yaw linking assembly, and a spherical pitch linking assembly. The linking rod is pivotally connected with the exoskeleton base. The spherical yaw linking assembly has two ends respectively provided with a first yaw actuating portion and a second yaw actuating portion. The spherical pitch linking assembly has two ends respectively provided with a first pitch actuating portion and a second pitch actuating portion. The upper limb connecting mechanism is connected with the linking rod and the second yaw actuating portion of the spherical yaw linking assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: CHAO-CHIEH LAN, HSIANG-CHIEN HSIEH, LI CHIEN, DIAN-FU CHEN