Vancouver BC: Genesis Robotics announced today that it has filed nine new patent applications for its breakthrough robotic actuator technology. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has accepted eight of the applications for its Prioritized Patent Examination Program, a fast-track process that provides a final disposition on the patent application within 12 months of receiving prioritized status.
The patent applications are designed to protect three primary discoveries that provide the company’s LiveDrive actuator with performance not available in any other actuator on the market. These three foundational discoveries relate to the amplification of magnetic forces; the creation of a lightweight structure that allows LiveDrive to withstand these extreme forces; and a thermodynamic innovation that allows LiveDrive to run at remarkably high power levels.
“We believe these discoveries will allow manufacturers to make robots that are faster, safer and more powerful, while at the same time reducing cost,” said Genesis CTO James Klassen. “This will allow robots to work alongside humans in manufacturing, home, health and military applications.”
Actuators are similar to human joints and muscles, providing a robot with movement, power and control. LiveDrive’s design eliminates the need for gearboxes and drive belts that make current robots heavy, slow, expensive and unsafe. LiveDrive actuators can be used in a very wide range of applications from precision surgical equipment to practical exoskeletons to help people with disabilities to walk.
Klassen has more than 30 patents to his name. He leads Genesis Robotics’ 35-member team of engineers, physicists, mathematicians and computer programmers responsible for achieving the discoveries that make the LiveDrive possible.
“I am extremely proud of the Genesis team,” added Michael Gibney, CEO of Genesis Robotics. “We want to revolutionize the world of robotics and at the same time, bring health, economic and productivity benefits to mankind that are simply not possible today.”