|| List of recent Detent-related patents
| Tibial insert locking mechanism|
A tibial implant includes a baseplate having a proximally facing surface surrounded at least in part by a proximally extending wall. The wall has a ramp surface extending from the wall towards the baseplate proximally facing baseplate surface and a bore located distally of the ramp.
| Profile element connecting a vehicle pane to a water draining chamber|
A profile element for connecting a vehicle pane to a water draining chamber includes a u-shaped snap-in recess formed by a bearing rib and a resilient leg disposed below the bearing rib. At an entrance into the snap-in recess, the bearing rib protrudes downward towards the resilient leg and the resilient leg protrudes upward towards the bearing rib so as to define an engagement aperture into the snap-in recess between an upper-most part of the protrusion of the resilient leg and a lower-most part of the protrusion of the bearing rib.
| Multi-position adjustable height seat post|
A multi-position adjustable height seat post comprises an inner tube, an outer tube, a locking assembly, a triggering device, a first extending element, and a second extending element disposed between the tubes. The locking assembly comprises an actuating unit, a plurality of parallel grooves located in the outer tube, a plurality of spherical detent elements located, in the grooves, and a plurality of spherical elements located in the inner tube.
| Valve switchbox|
A switchbox for monitoring the position of a manual quarter-turn valve has a housing mountable to the valve to be monitored/controlled. A handle-driven shaft extends through the housing, with one end of the shaft couplable to the valve stem such that movement of the shaft moves the valve stem.
|Compressed air coupling|
A female coupling-half has two pawls (7) each with a distal detent (8), to engage the nipple (3) circumferential groove, and a proximal rounded detent (15), which can lodge in either a rest closed position (16) for a closed valve (2) or a valve-open position (17). The inserted nipple (3) moves the valve (2) which brings with it the pawls (7) via central projections (13) thereon and the manual sleeve (10) until the proximal rounded detent (15) lodges in its valve-open position (17).
|User initiated break-away clutching of a surgical mounting platform|
Robotic and/or surgical devices, systems, and methods include kinematic linkage structures and associated control systems configured to facilitate preparation of the system for use. One or more kinematic linkage sub-systems may include joints that are actively driven, passive, or a mix of both.
|Flow control system for a detention pond|
A flow control system of the present invention includes a movable riser slideably engaged with a stationary riser and having a flange. The stationary riser is interfaced to a downstream drainage system.
|Star-handle system for locking antenna to a vehicle roof|
The invention relates to a roof antenna (1) for mounting on a roof (2) of a vehicle, said roof antenna (1) having a base plate (7) and an antenna cover (3) that can be connected to the base plate (7). A printed circuit board (4) with antenna elements and at least one plug connection (5) is arranged under the antenna cover (3).
|One-piece slide-on sunshade hook|
A sunshade hook assembly includes a body having a generally j-shaped hook. The hook has a first, proximal portion that merges into the body, and a second, distal portion forming an open-ended terminal end dimensioned to receive a rod of the associated sunshade.
|Advanced pickup selector switch assembly|
The advanced pickup switch is a lever-style switch that will allow any guitarist, with a minimal amount of technical skill, to alter the pickup wiring configuration of their electric guitar for altering the tonal choices available without the need to manually hard-wire each connection. The tonal alterations are effected via rotationally and axially displaceable multi-layer printed circuit board (pcb) discs that contain pre-determined tracings for specific pickup coil configurations.
|Outrigger line lock positioning device|
Disclosed is a line positioning device for use with fishing vessel outriggers. The positioning device employs a housing having a pulley, a resilient bushing positioned next to the pulley, and a lever arm that is strategically positioned to engage a halyard line against the resilient bushing.
|Adjustable shoe for a power tool|
A band saw includes a first wheel and a second wheel for supporting a continuous band saw blade, a motor operable to drive at least one of the first and second wheels, a housing supporting the first wheel and the second wheel, a shoe for engaging a workpiece, the shoe including a first detent feature. The band saw also includes a second detent feature cooperating with the first detent feature to hold the shoe with respect to the housing.
|Micro camera module having a housing with a graduated lens assembly receiver portion|
A novel micro camera module that is manually adjustable between a close-up mode and an infinite mode includes a lens assembly adjustably mounted within a sleeve that is adjustably mounted into a housing. In a particular embodiment the sleeve includes a channel (cam groove) that is engaged by a plurality of pins fixed to the housing.
|Locking device, particularly for double-hung windows|
A sash lock mechanism of all-plastic construction incorporating a plastic detent spring arrangement having operating characteristics equal or superior those of conventional metallic springs while providing a more economical manufacture and assembly. The detent spring is of closed rectangular form, with inwardly bowed side elements positioned to act on opposite sides of a detent cam positioned between them, and connected at their ends by integral end and corner elements.
|Pressure relief latch mechanism|
A latch mechanism having a mounting bracket, a body portion, and a flange portion. The latch mechanism is used for connecting a first and second members.
|Cradle for an ultrasound probe|
A cradle for holding an ultrasound probe used to image a patient prior to and during medical procedures includes a base for securing to a stepper-stabilizer, roller-bearings supported on the base, and a probe-holder that rotates on the otter-bearings in a smooth angular rotation on a horizontal axis relative to the base. The probe-holder includes a front yoke and a rear yoke, and a yoke retainer supporting the front yoke.
|Operating element that can be actuated by pressure and rotation|
An operating element that can be actuated by pressure and rotation, comprising an actuating rotatably mounted on a bearing block by a bearing shaft, at least one switch that can be actuated by a pressure actuation of the actuator, a sensor for detecting a rotational actuation of the actuator, a detent wheel connected to the bearing shaft, and a spring-loaded detent element which interacts with a detent contour of the detent wheel and which blocks the rotational mobility of the detent wheel upon a pressure actuation of the actuator. The detent element is a lever which can pivot about a pivot bearing and which has a detent pin that sits against the detent contour.
A power tool has an electric motor driving a spindle and a rotary encoder for setting a torque limit. A control circuit is operatively connected to the rotary encoder for interrupting power supply to the motor when the torque limit has been reached.
|Easy change display frame|
A display frame (1) has a front panel (2), a back or rear panel (3) and an artwork pocket (5) between the back and front panels. The front panel provides a border around an opening or window (7) to the artwork pocket (5).
|Inflation devices for intragastric devices with improved attachment and detachment and associated systems and methods|
Inflation devices for inflating intragastric devices and associated systems and methods are disclosed herein. In several embodiments, an inflation device can include a tube, an inner detent, and an outer detent.
|Range switchover apparatus|
When electric power supply is started, an initial driving operation is performed to switch over a power supply phase of a motor in open-loop control. Initial learning processing is performed to learn a phase deviation correction value for the power supply phase relative to a count value of a pulse signal of an encoder.
|Dual size tool-bit holder|
A tool-bit holder (10) for varying tool-bit shank profiles comprising a hub (12) having a longitudinal bore (28) adapted for receiving a tool-bit shank (66, 70, 80). The hub (12) has a plurality of radial slots (38) communicating with the first section (30) of the longitudinal bore (28).
|Safety screen frame|
A safety screen frame has four frames joined together to form a fall resistant window screen to prevent accidental falling. Each frame has an upper frame portion and a lower frame portion integrally formed out of aluminum.
|Spring biased lock for magazine of nail gun|
A magazine of nail gun is provided with a nail receptacle; a cover slidably mounted on the receptacle; a cavity on an uneven bottom of the cover; a first hole from the cover to the cavity; a spring biased button in the first hole; a first retaining member secured to the button and urging against a bottom of the cavity so as to retain the button; a second hole through the receptacle and aligned with the first hole; a spring biased detent in the second hole and projecting out of the second hole to urge against a bottom of the button; and a second retaining member secured to the detent and urging against the bottom of the receptacle so as to retain the detent. The cover is locked by the receptacle in a storage position of the magazine..
|Firearm charging handle|
An improved charging handle for a firearm, specifically for automatic and semi-automatic rifles, where the charging handle is provided with operator engagement sides generally parallel to the long axis of the charging handle rod. In certain embodiments, the charging handle includes a latch mechanism comprising a non-pivoting pin for engagement with a detent on a firearm exterior surface and a biasing mechanism biasing the pin toward the elongate member, such that when the charging handle assembly is inserted fully into the firearm the pin engages the detent and is held in engagement by the biasing mechanism.
|Torque multiplier and method of use|
A torque multiplier apparatus includes an input pinion, a geared torque multiplier mechanism, and an input retainer. The input pinion and the input retainer include first and second identical connectors so that a detent stud can be positioned in either one of the first and second connectors, allowing the torque multiplier to be used for increased torque (and reduced speed) or for increased speed (and lesser torque).
|Screw implant and system and method for locking a screw in an implant plate|
A plate system and method comprising a plate and a screw having an integral resilient lock. The screw comprises a head that has a portion that is adapted to be compressible as it is screwed into bone using a tool.
|Cart transporting apparatus|
A cart transporting apparatus including a hitch assembly and a cart coupling assembly. The hitch assembly may include an elongated body, at least one catch member, and a hitch stop.
|Heat and explosion resistant cargo container|
Provided herein is a blast resistant cargo container sufficiently lightweight to be practical for aircraft transport. The container includes a frame assembly and a plurality of panels.
|Sediment and detention basin drainage system and method|
A fluid drainage system configured for draining a basin impounding fluid and sediment, solids or the like of varying density and turbidity. The system includes a first conduit and a second conduit within or adjacent to the first conduit to form a fluid receiving chamber between the first and second conduits, each conduit having apertures therethrough, with the apertures of the first and second conduits being sized and arranged relative to one another and so configured as to preferentially discharge fluid from the top of a basin, thus providing flow conditions which inhibit the entry of sediment into the system so as to maximize the retention of sediment within the basin and reduce turbidity and total suspended sediment in the discharged fluid..
|Force-based heart valve sizer|
A valve sizer for determining an appropriate replacement valve size when performing a heart valve replacement procedure is provided. In one version the valve sizer has a hollow shaft with proximal and distal ends.
|Needle-exchangeable and self-destruction insulin syringe|
A needle-exchangeable and self-destruction insulin syringe comprises a barrel (1), a push rod (2), a rubber piston (3) and a needle seat (4). The barrel (1) is provided with a connection needle seat (7) matched with a needle hub (5).
|Helix type vertical axis turbine blades and method for continuously making same|
A sheet metal blank is formed into a helical turbine blade by stretching an outer portion of the blank by creating indents and detents thereon. Then the stretched side is flattened and the stretched structure is formed into a helical shape..
|Tonneau cover apparatus for a pickup truck bed|
A tonneau cover apparatus is provided. In one aspect, a tonneau cover apparatus includes a handle or lever, a mount, a locator, a finger, a detent and a complementary peg.
A valve having a housing, a flap rotatably arranged in the housing and connected to a drive shaft mounted in the housing, an electric motor for driving the drive shaft, having a gearing which has at least one toothed segment and which is arranged between the electric motor and the drive shaft, and a sensor, which has a magnet, for determining the angle of rotation of the flap. The toothed segment has at least two detent hooks that engage around the magnet.
|Urostomy fluid discharge valve|
A fluid discharge valve for releasing fluid from a urostomy pouch comprises a first valve element and a second valve element. The first valve element includes a first bore, a distal portion and a first flange element.
An extension bar includes a rod having an outer periphery thereof including a recess and a positioning track extended thereon. The recess defines a first contact section and a second contact section disposed after the first contact section longitudinally.
|Two-stage hybrid check link assembly|
A check link assembly for a vehicle closure is configured to be operable in two phases: a detent check phase and an infinite check phase. The vehicle closure is pivotably connected to a vehicle body and has a closed position and an open position.
|Cable-actuated latching mechanism|
A cable-actuated latching mechanism is disclosed herein. In one or more embodiments, the cable-actuated latching mechanism includes an insert body having at least one groove formed therein; a bent elongated strip disposed in the at least one groove of the insert body; a detent coupled to the bent elongated strip; and an actuation cable or wire operatively coupled to the bent elongated strip, a portion of the actuation cable or wire being disposed in the insert body.
|System and method for identity verification in a detention environment|
A system and method for identity verification in a detention environment and for tracking information between individuals in a detention environment with individuals who are not in the detention environment across disparate functional systems.. .
|Automatically extensible telescopic apparatus|
An automatic extensible telescopic apparatus includes an internal tube inserted in an external tube. A positioning unit includes a ferrule, two fins, an axle, a toothed wheel and a first detent.
|Locking device for adjusting element|
The invention relates to a device for locking an adjusting means (5), in particular an electrical addressing device, mounted on a printed circuit board (1) which extends in an x and/or y direction. The device includes an essentially flat base plate (2) having a length (l), a width (b), and a thickness (d), to which a first detent spring (4) is attached for locking engagement with marking means (23, 23′) of the adjusting means (5).
|Telepole apparatus and related methods|
An improved telepole device having attachment means for attaching swimming pool cleaning, and other tools. The improved telepole device preferably includes an inner tube which freely slides within an outer tube, and a locking device to temporarily secure the inner tube in a desired position within the outer tube.
|Interphalangeal joint implant methods and apparatus|
A method and apparatus for correcting malformed joints, in particular the “hammer toe” contraction of the proximal interphalangeal joint. The disclosure comprises a two-component implant: a proximal phalanx component and a middle phalanx component.
The invention relates to a detent mechanism for controlling translation between two components in a longitudinal direction, the detent mechanism comprising a resilient beam on one of the components and a rhomboid ramp member on the other component, the resilient beam being essentially straight when relaxed and having a first beam head and arranged to interact in a ramped engagement with respectively one of two ramps, each ramp on one longitudinal side of the rhomboid ramp member in such a manner that application of a translative force between the components in one longitudinal direction with the first beam head engaged to one of the ramps in a first state deflects the resilient beam in one transversal direction when a predetermined value of the translative force, at least depending on the resilience of the resilient beam, is overcome so as to allow the first beam head to travel along one transversal side of the rhomboid ramp member on continued relative translation of the components, wherein the resilient beam is allowed to relax when the first beam head has reached the other one of the ramps in a second state, wherein application of a translative force between the components in the other longitudinal direction with the first beam head engaged to the other one of the ramps deflects the resilient beam in the other transversal direction when a predetermined value of the translative force, at least depending on the resilience of the resilient beam, is overcome so as to allow the first beam head to travel along the other transversal side of the rhomboid ramp member on continued relative translation of the components.. .
|Multi-directional pivoting light mount with position locking|
Highly visible detented light mounts for trucks or trailers have light fixtures of selected configurations coupled by rotatable arms to rigid, tubular stands. Each stand is axially biased to a rigid, tubular spring housing by an internal core-drilled fastener that coaxially secures an internal spring.
|Collet retention mechanism for a rotary tool|
An accessory tool retention assembly for a rotary tool includes a collet having a body defining a collet axis and a plurality of flexible segments that extend longitudinal along the body generally parallel to the collet axis. Each flexible segment includes a curved end portion that curves radially outwardly from the collet body.
|Power tool having latched pusher assembly|
A magazine for use with a fastening tool. The magazine can have a pusher assembly that can be retracted into a recess in the magazine to facilitate loading and reloading of fasteners.
|Multifunction latch assembly|
A latch assembly is disclosed that has a latch, a locking lever having locked and unlocked positions, and a detent lever having engaged and disengaged positions. The locking lever is configured to secure the latch in the closed position when the locking lever is in the locked position and the detent lever is configured to provide a detent function when the detent lever is in the engaged position.
|Detent mechanism for a sliding valve|
A detent mechanism is provided for a sliding valve which includes a valve slide that is accommodated within a valve housing and is linearly movable relative to a longitudinal axis. The detent mechanism has a linearly movable detent element configured to engage at least one detent notch.
|Check link assembly with adjustable detent feature|
A check link assembly for positioning a vehicle closure has a selectively positionable detent feature. The check link assembly includes an elongated link having a distal end.
|Magnetic microplate assembly|
Magnetic microplate assemblies are disclosed for assaying of biological activated magnetic particles from a supernatant. The assemblies include a magnetic microplate holder and a microplate including a plurality of wells for retaining the magnetic particles.
|Wheel built-in locking system and method|
A wheel for mounting to an axle of a wheeled product, the wheel comprising an axle receiving bore extending from a front wall to a rear wall of the wheel; the axle receiving bore comprising at least one finger integral with the wheel and extending towards the front wall of the wheel, the finger comprising a detent facing inwardly into the axle receiving bore, the finger being adapted to be flexed from an insertion position to a locking position and from a locking position into an unlocking position, the finger being flexed outwards in the insertion position as the axle is inserted within the axle receiving bore, and the finger being flexed inwards to insert the detent into a notch of the axle once the axle is inserted in the axle receiving bore in the locking position; and the finger being flexed outwards thereby disengaging the detent from the notch in the unlocking position.. .
|Grout - removing hand tool|
This invention is directed to a grout removal tool comprising: a frame having a proximal end and a distal end; a blade removably attached to the distal end of the frame; a wheel rotatably attached to the proximal end of the frame for supporting the frame above a surface; a pressure pad rotatably attached to the frame having a pressure pad cavity defined in the pressure pad for receiving a portion of the frame; a hinge pin disposed inside the pressure pad cavity; a hinge pin opening defined in the rearward portion of the frame for receiving the hinge pin allowing the pressure pad to rotate from a open position to a closed position; and, a detent assembly having a first member carried by the pressure pad and a second member carried by the frame juxtaposed when the pressure pad is in a closed position.. .
A method and apparatus for a connection interface between a reservoir or syringe, infusion set tubing, and an infusion pump is provided. A base is provided which is adapted to receive a reservoir.
The invention relates to a detent mechanism for controlling translation between two components in a longitudinal direction (p, d), the detent mechanism comprising at least one clip on one of the components arranged to be in a ramped engagement with a recess in the other one of the components in an initial state in such a manner that translation between the components is constrained and that application of a translative force between the components in one longitudinal direction (p, d) with the clip engaged with the recess deflects the clip out of the recess when a predetermined value of the translative force, at least depending on the resilience of the clip, is overcome so as to allow translation between the components.. .
|Soft latch bidirectional quiet solenoid|
Embodiments of soft latching solenoids comprise a coil assembly (24); a plunger assembly (26); at least one flux conductor (28) comprising a flux circuit. The coil assembly (24) is fixedly situated with respect to a solenoid frame (21).
|Gas strut assembly with an internal detent module|
A gas strut assembly includes a housing defining an interior space. A rod is coupled to the housing, and is slideably moveable between an extended position and a retracted position.
|Operator interface for machine control|
An operator interface for advanced transmission control of a vehicle is disclosed. The operator interface may include a hand operated joystick mounted on a vehicle and a roller mounted on the joystick, the roller having at least two detents for providing at least four distinct states of speed control, the at least four distinct states including one or more increasing states and one or more decreasing states.
|Gas strut assembly with an internal detent module|
A gas strut assembly includes a housing defining an interior space. A rod is coupled to the housing, and is slideably moveable between an extended position and a retracted position.
|Wire basket attachment spade and spring wire trap|
A length of a substantially linear wire is attached to a substantially linear portion of a wire basket rim wire at two spaced-apart locations. The spaced-apart connections allow the two wires to deflect or act as springs when a notched basket-to-frame attachment clip is driven into a hole or loop formed by a detent in one of the wires.
|Investigative system and method for visualizing and navigating dynamic relationships|
A system and method of visually representing relationships, such as transactions, communications, associations or other commonalities, between individuals in detention environments (such as prisons or detention facilities) with one or more individuals within or external to such detention environments.. .
|Compact ejectable component assemblies in electronic devices|
Electronic devices are provided with ejectable component assemblies. The ejectable component assembly may include a tray that can be loaded with one or more removable modules, wafers coupled to circuit boards, cages and retaining plates to assist in retaining the tray within the assembly.
|Locking unit of a longitudinal adjustment device of a motor vehicle seat, comprising catch pins|
A locking unit of a longitudinal adjustment device of a motor vehicle seat includes a latching strip, which has detent openings and detent ridges, and b) a catch unit, which includes at least two catch pins, each catch pin having a front region, a tapering region, and a shaft region. The tapering region tapers from an upper point b to a lower point a.
|Method and apparatus for dispensing a granular product|
A method and apparatus with interchangeable parts for dispensing a repeatably precise portion of a variety of different granular products without crushing or breaking fine products and without sticking or jamming. The dispensing mechanism for fine products can include a rotatable member having a smooth surface containing one or more cavities that mates into a flexible dispensing cup forming a product seal.
|Jewelry detention system and method|
A device for displaying jewelry comprising a retractable cord positioned beneath a jewelry display pad, wherein the cord passes through a slot in the display pad and is securely attached to an item of jewelry to be displayed on the display pad, and wherein the item of jewelry can be pulled away from the display pad for examination by a customer.. .
The invention relates to a device for transporting objects along a closed transport track, comprising, as the transport track, two tubular or rod-shaped guide rails (12, 14), which are arranged parallel to and substantially vertically on top of each other. At least one transport module (10) is connected to each guide rail (12, 14) via at least one support roll pair (46, 48), wherein the rolls of each support roll pair (46, 48) can be rotated about roll axes (a) which are substantially perpendicular to a guide rail axis (x) and include an angle of less than 180° and the rolls are seated against one of the guide rails (12, 14) in a detent position.
|Bi-directional inflating device|
A bi-directional inflating device, comprising: a handle rod comprising an inner tube and an outer tube, an adapter tube communicating with the inner tube, two inflating fittings each having a passage communicating with the adapter tube, a bushing fixed with the outer tube and slidable in parallel to the passages, and two detent assemblies located between two step portions in the bushing and the adapter tube respectively. The inflating fittings each have two grooves formed with a through hole respectively.