|| List of recent Expansible-related patents
|Method of assembly of modular reservoir with integral compressible sealing strips and expansion joint|
The water tank comprises a number of peripherally disposed modular wall components, each modular wall component defining a radially inner exposed surface, for direct engagement with the water inside the water tank, and a radially outer form-work area, for receiving liquid concrete to be cured. An integral hinge edgewisely interlocks each pair of successive modular wall components.
|Hemostatsis-enhancing device and method for its use|
The present invention advantageously provides devices, systems, and methods for percutaneous access and closure of vascular puncture sites. In an embodiment, the device for enhancing the hemostasis of a puncture site in a body lumen or tract comprises a catheter having one tubular member having a proximal end and a distal end with one inner lumen extending between at least a longitudinal portion of the catheter tubular member.
|Rotary expansible chamber devices having adjustable working-fluid ports, and systems incorporating the same|
Rotary expansible chamber (rec) devices having one or more working-fluid ports that are adjustable, for example, in size or location. In some embodiments, the variable port mechanisms can be used to control any one or more of a plurality of operating parameters of a rec device independently of one or more others of the operating parameters.
|Ear insert for relief of tmj discomfort and headaches|
An expansible ear canal insert for treating tmj disorders and headaches which acts directly on the tmj and associated ligament and muscle structures to reduce stress and loads placed on the articulator disc located between the temporal bone and the mandible, as well as supportive muscles and ligaments near the tmj. The insert is adapted to expand by application of body heat.
|Blood flow disruption devices and methods for the treatment of vascular defects|
A blood flow disruption device for embolizing blood flowing into a vascular defect between a proximal vascular segment and a distal vascular segment, wherein the device includes a porous inner flow disruption element configured to extend through the defect between the proximal vascular segment and the distal vascular segment, whereby a first portion of the blood flowing into the inner flow disruption element from the proximal vascular segment is directed to flow into the defect and a second portion of the blood flowing into the inner flow disruption element is directed to flow into the distal vascular segment. A porous outer flow disruption element coaxially surrounds the inner flow disruption element and is radially expansible from a collapsed state to an expanded state.
A radially expansible annular stent is disclosed. The stent comprises a plurality of stenting turns around a lumen centred on a longitudinal axis.
|Expandable orthopedic device|
Methods and apparatuses for restoration of human or animal bone anatomy, which may include introduction, into a bone of an expansible implant capable of expansion in a single determined plane, positioning the expansible implant in the bone in order to correspond the single determined plane with a bone restoration plane and opening out the expansible implant in the bone restoration plane. A first support surface and a second support surface spread tissues within bone.
|Flexible, self expansible, removable memory coil intragastric device and method of using such device for weight reduction and medication delivery|
An exemplary embodiment of the present invention is directed to a mechanical device that is intended to be used as an adjunct or alternative to diet, exercise or medication to help individual lose weight. The mechanical device may be an intragastric device that is self expansible, reusable, removable coil delivered endoscopically and deployed internally in the human stomach.
|Shaft sealing device and valve structure using the same|
A shaft sealing device switches a sealing state and an unsealing state of a fluid, with high sealing performance maintained, because no abrasion accompanies movement of a sealing material or a sealing member, enabling feeding a fluid at a predetermined flow rate, and adjusts the expanding rate of the sealing material with the quantity of an external electric signal and accordingly adjusts the contact face pressure to enable controlling the amount of leakage of the fluid highly precisely, so that it can be used for all applications. The shaft sealing device includes a shaft sealing body formed of a macromolecular material and made expansible or contractible, or deformable, through external electrostimuli applied to a shaft sealing portion disposed in a device body, and flow passages disposed in the shaft sealing portion for feeding the fluid leaked due to the expansion or contraction, or the deformation, of the shaft sealing body..
|Knee brace with expansible pressure components|
A brace for treating knee contractures includes an inner lower arm and an outer lower arm. An arcuate strut connects the lower arms and superposes the posterior calf.
|Method and system for treating valve stenosis|
A valvuloplasty catheter comprises a balloon or other expansible shell which carries a plurality of scoring elements, typically formed in an elastic, self-dosing metal cage. The expansible shell and scoring elements are positioned inside an aortic or other cardiac valve, and the shell expanded to engage the scoring elements against stenotic material which covers the valve leaflets and valve annulus.
|Compositions comprising a taxane for coating medical devices|
The present invention relates a pharmaceutical composition comprising a taxane and an inhibitory compound capable of inhibiting the enzyme acetaldehyde dehydrogenase e.g. Disulfiram.
An active bolster for a vehicle is provided, wherein the bolster comprises an expansible hollow interior that is inflatable and is self-supporting in both an inflated and in an uninflated position. The bolster has an inflator module for inflating the expansible hollow interior.
|Method of treating vascular bifurcations|
A prosthesis is disclosed for placement across an ostium opening from a main body lumen to a branch body lumen. The prosthesis comprises a radially expansible support at one end, a circumferentially extending link at the other end and at least one frond extending axially therebetween.
In a hydraulic tensioner for maintaining tension in a traveling transmission medium in an engine, oil is delivered to an expansible chamber formed by a tensioner housing and a plunger through a reserve chamber composed of an entrance reserve chamber into which oil flows from an oil supply and a supply reserve chamber from which oil flows to the expansible chamber. A partition between the entrance and supply reserve chambers establishes a communication passage that ensures an amount of oil in the supply reserve chamber sufficient to make up the loss of oil due to leakage from the expansible chamber during a long interval while engine is inoperative, and additional leakage from the expansible chamber due to reciprocating movement of the plunger when the engine is started..
|Battery pack pressure valve|
Various embodiments are described herein for a pressure valve for a battery pack comprising a housing that has a cavity, a first plate inside the cavity and an expansible chamber inside the cavity between the first plate and the bottom of the housing. The first plate and the expansible chamber have openings that are in fluid communication with a gas inside the battery pack.
|Acceleration protective suit|
—the suit according to the invention consists of a sheath of an expansible material, which has compartments formed by virtue of the sheath being doubled. A strip of textile material is applied to the inside, or outside, of the sheath.
|Multi-dimensional conforming global carrier|
A multi-dimensional conforming global carrier including a primary panel bidirectionally bonded a secondary panel. Bidirectional bonding allows the expansion in any direction around the carrier contents allowing the carrier to conform closely to the outside surface of the contents.
|Support for treating vascular bifurcations|
A prosthesis is disclosed for placement across an ostium opening from a main body lumen to a branch body lumen. The prosthesis comprises a radially expansible support, at least two axially elongate longitudinal members, at least one of which can be fronds, extending from an end of the support, and a circumferential member connected to at least one axially elongate longitudinal member and unconnected to at least one other axially elongate longitudinal member..
|Device for osteosynthesis|
The device for performing osteosynthesis includes a fixation element, such as a bone plate having a bottom surface designed to bear against the bone, a top surface, and at least one through hole extending from the bottom surface to the top surface, the though hole having a central axis and configured and dimensioned to receive a multiaxially pivotal insert or bushing for a bone screw. A bushing insertable into the through hole, includes a central bore designed to receive a bone screw, the central bore having a longitudinal axis, and a peripheral outer surface designed to be in contact with the through hole.
A stroller includes a stroller frame, a front seat assembly, and a rear seat assembly. The stroller frame includes two side support assembly disposed oppositely.
|Method and system for treating valve stenosis|
A valvuloplasty catheter comprises a balloon or other expansible shell which carries a plurality of scoring elements, typically formed in an elastic, self-closing metal cage. The expansible shell and scoring elements are positioned inside an aortic or other cardiac valve, and the shell expanded to engage the scoring elements against stenotic material which covers the valve leaflets and valve annulus.
|Catheter apparatus with telescoping lumen catheters and its use in methods for treating vasculatures|
The invention provides for methods and catheter apparatus for passing one or more guidewires (via the use of one or more telescoping guidewire lumens) through a chronic total occlusion of a vasculature. The catheter apparatus may include: a catheter shaft having a distal end; one or more telescoping guidewire lumen catheters passing longitudinally through the shaft, wherein the one or more guidewire lumen catheters are capable of telescoping beyond the distal end of the catheter shaft; an expansible distal portion of the shaft; and a retractable sheath covering at least a portion of the expansible distal portion of the shaft, wherein retracting the retractable sheath from the expansible distal portion of the shaft directly activates the expansible distal portion of the shaft causing expansion of the expansible distal portion of the shaft..
|Expansible bicycle cargo racks|
An expansible bicycle cargo rack includes a first member, a pivoting mechanism arranged on the first member, a second member arranged on the pivoting mechanism, wherein the second member is configured to rotate about the pivot mechanism between at least two positions, and an elastic member coupled between first member and the second member.. .
|Lance pump having horizontally mounted stepper/servo motor|
A pump for pumping viscous liquid. The pump includes a body, an elongate core, and a tube surrounding the core.
|Lance pump having vertically mounted stepper motor|
A pump includes a pump body and an elongate tube. The pump includes an elongate core slidably received in the tube, a stepper motor having a selectively rotatable output shaft extending vertically and a transmission for effecting relative reciprocating motion between the core and the tube.
|Manual breastpump with stimulation feature|
A manual breastpump has a pump mechanism for use in one mode of operation to produce an ejection (letdown) reflex in a nursing mother and in a separate mode of operation for the general expression of breastmilk. The breastpump further provides a pump mechanism having an expansible chamber device carried by the handle, which is operated by moving the handle relative to a handle mount.
|Straight shaft rotary engine|
A straight shaft non-planetating rotary piston engine includes a housing and at least one rotating piston mounted for circular rotation about an axis within the housing. The piston and the housing define an expansible combustion chamber that produces at least one combustion events for every rotation of the piston about the axis.
|Pop-up camper expansible through rotation|
A pop-up camper expansible through rotation is provided and it has a camper box having a pivot shaft and a trailer frame having a pivot shaft housing. The pivot shaft is disposed in the pivot shaft housing.
|Bonding apparatus, bonding system and bonding method|
A bonding apparatus for bonding a substrate to be processed and a support substrate including, a first holding unit which holds the substrate to be processed, a second holding unit disposed to face the first holding unit and configured to hold the support substrate, a pressurizing mechanism including a vertically-expansible pressure vessel which is installed to cover the substrate to be processed held by the first holding unit and the support substrate held by the second holding unit, the pressurizing mechanism being installed in any one of the first holding unit and the second holding unit and configured to flow air into the pressure vessel and press the second holding unit and the first holding unit towards each other, an internally-sealable processing vessel which receives the first holding unit, the second holding unit and the pressure vessel, and a depressurization mechanism which depressurizes an internal atmosphere of the processing vessel.. .
|Systems and methods for puncture closure|
Systems, apparatuses and methods are provided for use in closing punctures in vessel walls. An apparatus may have various combinations of an anchoring device, a positioning device and a heating element for closing a puncture within a vessel wall.
|Micro ballpoint pen and printing apparatus|
Provided are a micro ballpoint pen enabling to print directly straight, oblique, curved, dashed, broken and wavy lines and a printing apparatus including the same. The micro ballpoint pen may include a tip body including a caulking portion, at least one inner protrusion, and at least one expansible or shrinkable elastic portion, a ball provided between the caulking portion and the inner protrusion, the ball contacting and rolling on a target printing object to eject ink onto the target printing object, a supporting bar pressing the ball toward the caulking portion to form an ink outflowing channel between the caulking portion and the ball, and a control part expanding or shrinking the elastic portion to control the ink outflowing channel..
|Electronic nose apparatus|
A pumpless electronic nose sensing apparatus includes a cavity for holding a volume of the sample to be tested, and a port disposed on an outer wall of the cavity for enabling transfer of the sample into the cavity. A precise, controllable air current assembly is operatively connected to the cavity for producing an air flow within the cavity for uniformly distributing the sample.
|Multiple independent nested stent structures and methods for their preparation and deployment|
Blood vessels and other body lumens are stented using stent structures comprising a plurality of radially expansible rings where at least some of the rings comprise axially extending elements which interleave with axially extending elements on adjacent unconnected rings. The ring structures may be open cell structures or closed cell structures, and the axially extending elements will typically be formed as part of the open cell or closed cell structure..