|| List of recent Longitudinal Axis-related patents
| Axle assembly housing|
In a rigid axle assembly, a trumpet housing has a longitudinal axis (z) and comprises a first portion (9a) extending along the axis with a substantially constant profile, and a second portion (9b) attached to the first portion and with a profile that increases in distance from the axis as the distance from the first portion increases. The housing further comprises, at a position (p2) adjacent the junction (p0) of the first and second portions, an attachment area shaped to receive a strain sensor (30) for determination of a wheel load..
Agco International Gmbh
| Ultrasonic instrument assembly and manufacturing same|
An ultrasonic surgical instrument assembly has a base, a rigid probe shaft coupled at a proximal end to the base, a probe head at a distal end of the shaft, and a sheath having a rigid distal end portion surrounding the shaft. The shaft has a longitudinal axis and is operatively connectable to a source of ultrasonic vibrational energy.
| Debulking catheters and methods|
A method of removing material from a blood flow lumen includes providing a device having a cutting element and an opening, the cutting element being movable relative to the opening. The method then includes advancing the device through a patient's vascular system to the blood flow lumen.
| Apparatus and minimally invasive suturing|
An apparatus and method for minimally invasive suturing is disclosed. A suturing device for minimally invasive suturing includes proximal section having a proximal end, a distal end, and a longitudinal axis therebetween; a suture head assembly extending from the distal end of the proximal section; a suturing needle having a pointed end and a blunt end, the suturing needle capable of rotating about an axis approximately perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the proximal section, wherein the pointed end of the suturing needle is positioned within the suture head assembly prior to and after rotation of the suturing needle; and an actuator extending from the proximal end of the proximal section to actuate a drive mechanism having a needle driver for engaging and rotating the suturing needle..
| Devices and methods for lumen occlusion|
A system may include an introducer sheath including a retention member configured to anchor the introducer sheath in a natural body lumen having a wall. The system may also have an elongate member extending along a longitudinal axis through a working channel of the introducer sheath.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
| Flexible intramedullary rod|
An elongated rod for insertion into a bowed canal of a bone such as a femoral medulla of a femur bone, wherein the canal is bowed in one plane. The rod has a longitudinal axis disposed on a first plane and one or more cutouts formed in at least a portion of a length of the rod and on opposite sides of the first plane.
Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
| Pen-type injector|
The present invention is directed to a pen-type injector equipped with a cartridge holder for a drug delivery device. The cartridge holder has a longitudinal axis and comprises a body for receiving a cartridge, wherein the body comprises at a proximal end engagement means for releasably coupling the cartridge holder to the drug delivery device, a latch member for releasably engaging a cap of the drug delivery device and an alignment element which is visual from the outer side of the body.
Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh
| Steerable medical devices|
A steerable medical device can include a sheath defining a longitudinal axis having a deflectable distal end portion, and at least one lateral passage extending therethrough and configured to accommodate at least one steering cable and a steering handle operatively associated with a proximal end portion of the sheath and having an actuation mechanism operatively connected to the at least one steering cable accommodated within the at least one lateral passages of the sheath for steering the deflectable distal end portion of the sheath in at least one direction relative to the longitudinal axis thereof.. .
| Miniaturized scanning system|
A miniaturized scanning system to generate movement of a flexible device positioned at a distal part of a medical tool. The miniaturized scanning system includes an inner shaft with a longitudinal axis, adapted to guide said flexible device along the longitudinal axis, an abutment comprising an external surface and adapted to maintain said device, and a pusher mechanism adapted to engage with said abutment.
| Self-fixing stator housing|
A stator casing of an eccentric screw pump with an elastomer stator inner part including a plurality of shell-like casing segments and a production method for such a stator casing, with which the outlay for maintenance work can be reduced. According to the invention, casing segments adjacent in the longitudinal direction of the stator casing are disposed offset with respect to one another around the longitudinal axis of the stator casing, wherein each casing segment includes connection means and at least four casing segments engage with one another and form a composite.
Precessional drilling and reaming
This document provides novel drills and/or reamers that are well-suited for making holes in a variety of materials including, but not limited to, metals, ceramics, glass, wood, plasterboard, plastics, stone, composites, synthetics, silicon or multi-layered or hybridized substrates. In some embodiments, these drilling devices have some centers of mass that are offset from the axis of rotation.
Fatigue resistant structural connection
One embodiment of a fatigue resistant structural connection that has a primary member 19 coupled to a baseplate 17 with a circumferential weld 18. The connection employs the use of a plurality of stiffeners with elongated, contoured tails 30 coupled to the primary member with a longitudinal weld 27 and coupled to the baseplate with a weld 26.
Electronic reach envelope intrusion examiner
A system for examining intrusions of a physical environment into a reach envelope of a vehicle traveling along a length of track. The system includes a test skid including a chassis with front and rear wheel assemblies each adapted for rollably engaging the track.
Disney Enterprises, Inc.
The invention discloses a blood analyzing device (100) comprising a holder (110) arranged for carrying a container (10) having a cuvette (20) containing a blood sample (30). The container (10) is positioned in the holder (110) so that a longitudinal axis (60) of the cuvette (20) is angled relative a horizontal axis (70).
A fuse assembly for interrupting fault current in an external dc circuit. The fuse assembly includes 2n fusible conductor elements, where n is an integer, wherein the fusible conductor elements extend along, and are circumferentially around, a longitudinal axis of the fuse assembly.
Ge Energy P[ower Conversion Technology Limited
Pin verification device and method
A device of one embodiment includes a sensor, an indicator electrically connected to the sensor, a first base portion including a plurality of first channels, a second base portion including a plurality of second channels and located between the first base portion and the sensor, and a plurality of pins. Each pin includes first and second ends, and each pin passes through a respective first channel and a respective second channel such that the first end extends beyond the first base portion away from the sensor and the second end extends beyond the second base portion toward the sensor.
Hand-held machine tool with fan arrangement
Hand-held machine tool having an outer housing extending substantially along a longitudinal axis, with an electric drive unit accommodated in this outer housing, and with a tool arrangement which is disposed at a first end of the electric drive unit. The outer housing of the machine tool has a defined inner contour and the electric drive unit and the tool arrangement have a defined outer contour.
Illuminated games and related method
An illuminated game kit for game play at night includes a first generally rectangular shaped board having a peripheral edge and a hole therethrough. The hole is positioned along a central longitudinal axis of the first board and proximate a first end of the first board.
Verus Sports, Inc.
Centric clamping vice
A centric clamping vice for centric clamping of workpieces is provided that includes a base support having a longitudinal axis, on which a first jaw mount, guided by a first carriage, and a second jaw mount, guided by a second carriage, are adjustably supported along an adjustment path oriented parallel to the longitudinal axis with the aid of a spindle drive. A pair of first slides is assigned to the first carriage, and a pair of second slides is assigned to the second carriage, and the difference between the track width of the first slides and the track width of second slides is greater than the width of second slides..
Method and an blowing a container in a blowing mould
The invention concerns a method of manufacturing a container in a blowing mould, the blown container (22; 72; 82) having a neck and a bottom aligned along a longitudinal axis (a) and being enclosed within a blowing mould (12; 70; 80), the blowing mould comprising two side halves (12a, 12b; 70a, 70b; 80a; 80b) which are in contact with each other along a joint plane (p) when the blowing mould is in a closed position, the blown container having at least one transverse dimension in a longitudinal cross-section including the longitudinal axis, characterized in that the method comprises a step of moving apart the two side halves (12a, 12b; 70a, 70b; 80a; 80b) of the blowing mould along a substantially transverse direction, the two side halves being moved apart from the joint plane (p) over an overall distance that is less than the greatest transverse dimension of the blown container and that enables extraction of the blown container from the blowing mould (12; 70; 80).. .
Support head for video-photographic equipment
A support head (1) for video-photographic equipment comprising a base (2), a first body (5) rotating with respect to the base so as to oscillate about a first axis of rotation (x) of the head, and a first lever (10) extending from the first body along a longitudinal axis (a) and comprising a first end (12a) housed in a seat (13) obtained in the first body and a second end (12b) spaced from the first body. The first lever (10) may oscillate with respect to the first body about an axis of oscillation (p), passing through the first end (12a) and incident with the longitudinal axis (a), between an operating position in which the first lever is designed to control the oscillation of the first body about the first axis of rotation and a non-operating position of minimum encumbrance of the support head..
Lino Manfrotto + Co. S.p.a
Gyratory chrusher frame
A gyratory crusher frame part includes a topshell mountable on a bottom shell, the topshell having an annular wall extending around a longitudinal axis. A spider having a plurality of arms extending radially outward from a cap is positioned at the longitudinal axis.
Sandvik Intellectual Property Ab
Brake disc arrangement for disc brakes
A brake disc arrangement for disc brakes comprising a friction ring, a mounting adapter for mounting the brake disc arrangement on a wheel hub, at least one connecting element for connecting the friction ring and the mounting adapter, and at least one contour having a friction ring-side and an adapter-side contour region, wherein the contour is shaped along a longitudinal axis by recesses in the friction ring and the mounting adapter running perpendicular to a rotational axis of the brake disc arrangement, wherein the connecting element may be brought from a first state where the connecting element is arranged inside the contour and a second state where the outer diameter of the connecting element is enlarged, such that the connecting element is connected to the friction ring-side and/or the adapter-side contour region by form fit and/or friction fit.. .
An elevator includes an elevator car; a counterweight; a drive wheel mounted stationary, and having a rotational axis; first diverting wheel(s), mounted on the elevator car, and having a rotational axis parallel with the rotational axis of the drive wheel; a second and a third diverting wheel mounted on the counterweight radially side by side, each having a rotational axis, which is at an angle of 60 to 90 degrees relative to the rotational axis of the drive wheel; a roping suspending the elevator car and counterweight and including a first belt-like rope and a second belt-like rope, each having a first end and a second end fixed to a stationary rope fixing, and each comprising one or more load bearing members made of fiber-reinforced composite material; wherein the first rope and the second rope are arranged to pass side by side from the fixing of the first end downwards to the elevator car; and to turn side by side under said first diverting wheel(s); and to pass upwards to the drive wheel; and to turn side by side over the drive wheel; and to pass downwards to the counterweight, each rope turning around its longitudinal axis an angle of 60 to 90 degrees, and into the gap between the rims of the second and third diverting wheel, the first rope passing to the second diverting wheel and the second rope passing to the third diverting wheel, the first rope passing under the second diverting wheel and the second rope passing under the third diverting wheel, the diverting wheels rotating in opposite directions guiding the ropes arriving to them from the drive wheel to turn away from each other; and to pass upwards to the fixing of the second end.. .
Plunger for gas lift system with novel skirt
An improved plunger with expandable mating pad elements arrayed circumferentially about the plunger's body sealed to the plunger and biased to expand the plunger assembly's outer circumferential surface toward the inner surface of the tubular within which the plunger assembly is designed to operate. The gaps between the pad elements are minimized by having the adjacent pad elements slidable against each other along two sets of surfaces along essentially the length of the interface between adjacent pad elements, one surface set being approximately axial to the plunger and the other set being approximately radial to the plunger's longitudinal axis, and in this way reducing the available pathway in the gap between adjacent pad elements for fluid to bypass the plunger assembly..
1069416 Alberta Ltd.
Device and a ejecting a fluid
A device and a method for ejecting a fluid are provided. The device comprises a main pipe, a rotatable housing connected to the main pipe and a hub provided with a nozzle.
Alfa Laval Corporate Ab
Combustion engine piston and engine using same
A piston for an internal combustion engine is disclosed. The piston includes an upper surface configured to at least partly face a cylinder head of the internal combustion engine.
Apparatus and servicing gas turbine engines
The present disclosure relates to an apparatus having an elongated body configured to be inserted into a tubular structure extending between a first combustor and a second combustor of a gas turbine engine. A movable arm may be positioned proximate to a first end of the elongated body, and the movable arm may be configured to engage a surface of the first combustor when the elongated body is placed within the tubular structure.
General Electric Company
Notebook labeling system
A notebook labeling system that includes a variety of mounts to detachably attach a label to a notebook. The label includes an indicia surface that forms a visible, external display of indicia along a longitudinal axis of a notebook binder.
Decorative device, system and process thereof
A decorative device adapted for securing to a shoe lace attached to a shoe, wherein the device includes: a body selected from the following group shapes when viewed from a top view: ovoid, kidney bean, cigar, square, or circular; wherein the device includes at least an upper surface joined a lower surface wherein the lower surface is relatively flat and adapted to engage an upper contacting surface of the shoe, when in use; and wherein the device includes a bore in the direction of the longitudinal axis of the device.. .
Anchoring device and system for an intervertebral implant, intervertebral implant and implantation instrument
The present invention relates to various embodiments of anchoring devices for intervertebral implants, intervertebral implant and implantation of instrumentation, sharing the characteristic to cooperate with the anchoring device (1) comprising a body comprising at least one curve, rigid plate (10) elongated along a longitudinal axis (l) so that its front end enters at least one vertebra while its rear end remains in the passage (21) of the implant (2) by pressing said implant (2) against said vertebra with at least one retaining stop (14), the device (1) being characterized in that the plate (10) comprises at least one longitudinal slot (11) separating at least one posterior portion of the plate (10) into two branches (12, 13) which at least one comprises at least one withdrawal stop (15) configured to retain the device (1) in the implant (2).. .
Spinal implant system and method
An implant support comprises a first portion defining a longitudinal axis and a second portion including at least one arm extending from the first portion. The at least one arm includes a part.
Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
Balloon catheter bypassing an occlusion in a blood vessel
A catheter for subintimally bypassing an occlusion in a vessel includes a catheter shaft including a guidewire lumen disposed therethrough and having a shaft longitudinal axis, at least two balloons coupled to an exterior of the catheter shaft such that longitudinal axes of the balloons are in a common plane with the shaft longitudinal axis when uninflated and with no external forces on the catheter. The balloons are configured such that when the catheter is disposed in the subintima of a vessel and the balloons are inflated, a tip of the catheter shaft is oriented towards a true lumen of the vessel distal of the occlusion..
Portable microdermabrasion device with swiveling ergonomic handle
A dermabrasion device includes an ergonomically contoured handle divided into at least two articulating sections separated by an annular cam ring, wherein each of the at least two articulating sections are coupled to one another and rotatable around a longitudinal axis of a longer one of the at least two articulating sections, whereby a distal end of the handle is displaced from the longitudinal axis. The device further includes an air pump disposed in at least one of the at least two articulating sections configured to draw air through the distal end of the handle, and a mount positioned at the distal end configured for mounting a dermabrasion tip around a channel leading to an inlet of the air pump..
Presser Direct, Llc
Devices and methods of administering opthalmic medications
A system for administering medication to an eye. The system includes a siphon tube in fluid communication with a medication reservoir, a dispensing nozzle connected to the siphon tube, and a shield coupled to the dispensing nozzle for movement relative thereto between an opened position and a closed position.
Catheter flow controlling
A catheter hub includes a hub body defining a first lumen and a second lumen. At least a portion of the first lumen defines a first longitudinal axis, and at least a portion of the second lumen defines a second longitudinal axis.
Mobility aid and rehabilitation device and related compenets
A mobility and exercise system includes a user support platform, a leg platform connected to the user support platform, a first linearly movable mount and a second linearly movably mount each coupled to the leg platform and movable relative to the leg platform in two directions parallel to a longitudinal axis of the leg platform. A first abducting arm and a second abducting arm are coupled to the leg platform, each by a respective hinge.
System for the transmission of electrical current
A system for the transmission of electrical current that has at least two rigid conductors, wherein the two conductors are connected via at least one electrically conducting, deformable connecting element, which can comprise a helical spring that is shaped like a ring in the direction of the longitudinal axis thereof and grips a section of a first conductor under pre-tension.. .
Rosenberger Hochfrequenztechnik Gmbh & Co. Kg.
Battery pack system
A cell housing, such as for a backpack battery pack, includes a first wall, a second wall, and a cell retention structure there-between, wherein the cell retention structure is configured to retain battery cells arranged in a matrix of rows and columns such that the longitudinal axis of each battery cell is substantially parallel to the longitudinal axes of the other battery cells. A plurality of connectors are located on the exterior of the cell housing and are electrically connected to the battery cells through openings in the first and second walls of the cell housing.
Composite engineered floor board having an oriented strand board (osb) stabilizing base
An engineered floor board or wood panel for the fabrication thereof is comprised of a thin top wood layer fabricated from a quality wood material. The top wood layer is glued to a core layer wood product having a grain orientation disposed transverse to the longitudinal axis of the top wood layer.
Device for pumping a fluid at low flows
The present invention relates to a device for pumping a fluid at low flows, comprising a body (1) including a channel (2) having a circular cross section for transportation of a fluid, and a cylindrical cavity (3) arranged in connection with the channel and with its longitudinal axis being non coplanar with the longitudinal axis of the channel, and a pump including a rotatable cylinder (6) extending into the cavity, coaxial with the cavity, with the periphery of the cylinder protruding into the channel, thereby driving the fluid in the channel by shear forces. The channel and the cylinder are both arranged at a distance from the bottom of the cavity, so as to form a cylindrical space (20) between the cylinder and the bottom of the cavity for receiving some of the driven fluid, wherein the cylinder and the cavity are arranged so that a vortex (23) is generated in the fluid in the space by the rotation of the cylinder, and an opening (22) is formed between the space and the channel, which allows the vortex generated in the space to continue into the channel.
Anti-loose screw and a die device for forming same
An anti-loose screw (20) includes a shank (24) having an external thread (28) with a thread angle of 63° to 68° between two flanks (34, 36) extending between a crest (30) and a root (32). A first angle (a) between one of the flanks (34, 36) and an axis (y) extending perpendicularly to a longitudinal axis (x) of the shank (24) and passing through the crest (30) is in a range between 34° and 40°.
A swivelling joint is disclosed primarily for use in light poles. The swivelling joint includes two annular bearing faces oriented at 45° to a longitudinal axis of the joint, and a central bolt passing through the bearing faces to hold the joint in position..
Swivelpole Patent Pty Ltd
Lighting device with flexible circuits having light-emitting diodes positioned thereupon and associated methods
A lighting device has a base, an optic defining an optical chamber, a driver circuit positioned in electrical communication with the base, and a flexible circuit board positioned within the optical chamber along and generally circumscribing a longitudinal axis of the optical chamber and in electrical communication with the driver circuit. The flexible circuit board may comprise a plurality of longitudinal sections.
Lighting Science Group Corporation
Optical probe having an inner tube with separable tube sections to house optical elements
An optical probe (10) including one or more optical elements (32), and an inner tube (30) to house the optical elements. The inner tube may be made up of at least two cooperating inner tube sections (34, 36) separable from one another along a longitudinal axis of the inner tube..
Motor vehicle with a device for reducing an air stream flow into a wheel house
A motor vehicle (1) has a device (5) that projects into the wheel house (3) to reduce the flow of air into the wheel house (3) while the motor vehicle (1) is moving. The device (5) may extend from an underbody panel (4) of the motor vehicle (1) and may be pivotable about a longitudinal axis (6) of the motor vehicle (1) on a side of the underbody panel (4) that faces the wheel house (3).
Dr. Ing. H.c.f. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
A cable clip having a body providing a cable receiving portion at one end thereof and a pin extending away from the longitudinal axis of the body. The cable receiving portion is v-shaped in cross-section, and the open side of the v-shaped section extends in a direction of the pin..
Centre-fed roll dispenser
A dispenser includes a cylindrical housing defining an interior volume containing a roll of centre-fed web material. The dispenser also includes a dome part attached to a top of the housing.
Sca Hygiene Products Ab
A pipeline vent valve is disclosed having a housing that includes an upper portion defining an outlet and a lower end defining an inlet. A body disposed in the housing is movable between a first position and a second position.
P.i.h.a. Pty Ltd
A flow distribution system for a multi-phase fluid stream includes an inlet for receiving a multi-phase fluid stream from an inlet pipe, a plurality of outlets each for delivering a portion of the multi-phase fluid stream to a respective outlet pipe, and a hollow housing forming an inner chamber in fluid communication with the inlet and the plurality of outlets, where the housing has a central longitudinal axis. The inner chamber includes a first chamber portion adjacent to the inlet and a second chamber portion adjacent to the plurality of outlets, and the first chamber portion has a cross-sectional area that is less than the cross-sectional area of the second chamber portion.
Process Development Centre Pty Ltd.
Provided is a hairstyling appliance for styling hair, comprising a first housing and a second housing facing the first housing; the housings, of longitudinal axis, being connected in a pivoting manner by a hinge so as to define an open and closed position of the appliance; the first housing having a first hair treatment surface which is intended to be heated by a first heating means; the second housing having at least one second hair treatment surface which is intended to come into contact with the first surface in order to grip the hair in the closed position; the appliance containing two cylinders arranged on each side of one of the treatment surfaces, the cylinders being mounted so as to be able to rotate about their longitudinal axis.. .
Medicament delivery device
A medicament delivery device for a disposable container having at least one chamber for a liquid medicament encapsulated in the container by at least one movable plunger. The medicament delivery device is elongated along a longitudinal axis (a), has proximal and distal ends, and includes a housing with proximal housing section configured for accommodating the disposable container and a distal housing section; a plunger rod configured for contacting the movable plunger; and a drive mechanism arranged in the distal housing section for applying, when the medicament delivery device is activated, a force on the movable plunger in a proximal direction via the plunger rod.
Carebay Europe Ltd
A camshaft assembly includes a base shaft extending along a longitudinal axis. The base shaft is configured to rotate about the longitudinal axis.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc
Method for purifying silicon
The present invention relates to a method for purifying silicon, comprising at least the following steps: c) providing a container (1) that comprises silicon (10) in molten state, the container (1) having a longitudinal axis (x) and the silicon (10) in molten state defining a free surface (11) on the side opposite the bottom (4) of the container (1); d) imposing on the silicon (10) in molten state conditions that are favourable for the solidification thereof, the mean temporal velocity for the duration of step b) of propagating the solidification front (13) of the silicon, measured along the longitudinal axis (x) of the container (1), being no lower than 5 μm/s, preferably 10 μm/s; said method being characterised in that at least one stirring system (30) imposes, during all or part of step b), a flow of silicon (10) in molten state with a reynolds number comprised between 3 104 and 3 106, preferably between 105 and 106.. .
Commissariat Al'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives
Height adjustable desk system and method
A height adjustable desk can include a work surface; and at least one leg assembly connected to the work surface. The at least one leg assembly can include: a first member; and a second member moveable relative to the first member along a longitudinal axis; and a counterbalance mechanism connected to the desk and configured to counteract a force exerted on the work surface.
Method of forming a vacuum packed compressed netting sleeve for in situ manufacture of compost filter socks and forming compost filter socks using same
A method of forming a vacuum packed compressed netting sleeve for in situ formation of a compost filter sock comprises the steps of: providing a sleeve of netting material having at least one open end; bunching the sleeve of netting material primarily along a longitudinal axis, whereby each open end of the netting material remains accessible to form a compression bundle netting material; placing the compression bundle netting material in a sealable weatherproof bag; drawing a vacuum in the bag to compress the compression bundle netting material; and sealing the bag. A mechanical fastener capable of securing a compression bundle netting sleeve in position may be provided within in the bag.
A chamfering tool comprising: a base having first and second walls meeting each other along a longitudinal axis and defining a longitudinal recess along the bottom of the base for engaging a work piece and a longitudinal ridge along the top of the base; a viewing window in the base for viewing the work piece, the viewing window intersecting the longitudinal recess and the longitudinal ridge; and a blade clamp mounted on the base and arranged to clamp at least part of a blade in the viewing window.. .
Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
Method of assembling a lighting device with flexible circuits having light-emitting diodes positioned thereon
A method of assembling a lighting device that has a base, an optic defining an optical chamber, a driver circuit positioned in electrical communication with the base, and a flexible circuit board positioned within the optical chamber along and generally circumscribing a longitudinal axis of the optical chamber and in electrical communication with the driver circuit. The flexible circuit board may comprise a plurality of longitudinal sections.
Lighting Science Group Corporation
Waveguide neural interface device
A waveguide neural interface device including: a neural device implantable in tissue and including an array of electrode sites that electrically communicate with their surroundings, in which the array of electrode sites includes at least one recording electrode site; and a waveguide, coupled to the neural device, that carries light along a longitudinal axis and includes a light directing element that redirects the carried light from the waveguide to illuminate selectively targeted tissue, in which at least a portion of the redirected light is directed laterally away from the longitudinal axis and the recording electrode site is configured to sample illuminated tissue. A method for assembling a waveguide neural interface device is also described..
Neuronexus Technologies, Inc.
Methods regarding optical probe having an inner tube with separable tube sections to house optical elements
In an optical probe (10) having an inner tube (30) arranged to house one or more optical elements (32), a method is provided which allows constructing the inner tube to have at least two corresponding inner tube sections (32, 34) separable from one another along a longitudinal axis of the inner tube. While corresponding inner tube sections (32, 34) are detached from one another, one or more of the optical elements may be disposed into either of the inner tube sections.
Grommet for cable hanger
A grommet adapted for insertion into a cable hanger includes a generally c-shaped main body formed of a polymeric material and having a longitudinal axis. Such a grommet can be securely held by a cable hanger..
Disposable premoistened multilayered cleaning wipe
A premoistened cleaning wipe having a longitudinal axis and a transverse axis intersecting and orthogonal to the longitudinal axis and in plane with the wipe the longitudinal axis being longer than the transverse axis, the wipe having: a liquid permeable first layer joined in facing relationship to a liquid permeable second layer; a free liquid cleaning composition having between about 0.001% to about 10% by weight of the liquid cleaning composition of surfactant, the cleaning composition releasably absorbed in the wipe; and a plurality of edges, the wipe extending to pairs the edges; wherein a least one intersection between a pair of the edges has an arced portion and at least one intersection between a pair of the edges has an angled portion.. .
The Procter & Gamble Company
Rotating hinge knee prosthesis
A knee prosthesis is provided having a femoral component (1) with a pair of laterally spaced condylar formations (2) at one end, and a tibial component (3) having a transverse platform (4) supporting a shock absorbing bumper (5) interposed between the platform and condylar formations with the tibial component supporting a ball (6) of a ball and socket joint. The socket (8) is provided in a generally cylindrical bearing (9) having an axis extending generally parallel to a longitudinal axis of the femoral component.
University Of Cape Town
Apparatus and sequentially anchoring multiple graft ligaments in a bone tunnel
An apparatus for anchoring elongate strands within a longitudinal tunnel is disclosed. At least two cams are arranged longitudinally adjacent each other along a longitudinal axis.
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Implant for rotation-based anchoring
Apparatus and methods are provided for use with a prosthetic valve that is designated for implantation at a patient's native heart valve, including a valve ring having a plurality of ring segments, each of the segments being hingedly coupled to an adjacent segment at a pivot joint. The valve ring is placed adjacent to a surface of the native heart valve, the prosthetic valve having been coupled to the valve ring.
Device and preparing a recess in a bone
A punching device for preparing a recess in a bone has a punching tool usable for such a punching device. An implant usable with the punching tool is provided and a method for preparing a recess in a bone are disclosed.
Orthopedic dual pocket compression plate and surgery
An orthopedic plate has a first end and a second end each including a locking screw hole that receives a locking screw and spaced from that hole is a closed compression housing that extends from the bone-facing side of the plate and which receives a compression screw that forms an angle of from about 10° to about 70° with a longitudinal axis of the plate. The first and second compression housings are offset from each other and have opposing openings that face toward each other so as to allow the screws projecting therethrough to have crossing directions..
Orthohelix Surgical Designs, Inc.
Clip applying apparatus with angled jaw
A clip applying apparatus is provided which includes a jaw mechanism having a stationary jaw and a movable jaw. The movable jaw is supported on or formed integrally with the distal end of a crimping member which is movably supported within a body portion of the apparatus.
Methods and devices for harvesting cancellous bone are disclosed. The bone-harvesting device may include a cannula and a bone receptacle in communication with the cannula, wherein the cannula including a cutting surface positioned at or adjacent the distal end, the cutting surface being oriented at an angle, the angle being greater than 90 degrees relative to the longitudinal axis of the cannula, and the harvested bone is adapted to move from a position adjacent to the cutting surface through the cannula into the bone receptacle.
The Johns Hopkins University
Electrosurgical device and method
An electrosurgical device including an inner catheter, an outer catheter, a balloon, and a plurality of tubular electrodes. The inner catheter extends along a longitudinal axis.
Laser tissue ablation system
Embodiments of a laser ablation system include a shaft, a balloon and a laser fiber. The shaft has a proximal end and a distal end.
Ams Research Corporation
An excavating device includes a housing that contains a pressure gradient for sucking debris from a body orifice, such as a nose, into the housing. A piston slidably moves along a longitudinal axis of the housing to generate the pressure gradient within the housing.
Ultrasonic actuated unit and ultrasonic treatment device
An ultrasonic actuated unit includes an intermediary portion continuous with an ultrasonic transmitting portion or connected to the ultrasonic transmitting portion at a node position of a longitudinal vibration, and a noncontact vibrating portion extending in directions parallel to a longitudinal axis without contacting the ultrasonic transmitting portion, an imprecise vibration being transmitted to the noncontact vibrating portion from the ultrasonic transmitting portion via the intermediary portion. The ultrasonic actuated unit includes a vibration absorbing portion absorbing the imprecise vibration transmitted to the noncontact vibrating portion..
Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
Surgical seal assembly including a floating seal structure
A surgical access device includes a seal assembly having an upper housing member, a lower housing member, and a receiving member. The receiving member defines a central longitudinal axis and has a longitudinal passage for receiving a surgical object therethrough.
Feathered projectile toy
A feathered projectile toy including a base having a proximal end portion, a distal end portion and a longitudinal axis extending between the proximal end portion and the distal end portion, the base being composed of stems of a plurality of feathers, a plurality of stacked elements disposed on the base with the longitudinal axis of the base extending through openings in each of the plurality of stacked elements, and a contact element disposed at the proximal end portion of the base that provides the feathered projectile toy with a striking surface.. .
Feathered projectile toy
A feathered projectile toy including a base having a proximal end, a distal end and a longitudinal axis extending between the proximal end and the distal end, a plurality of stacked elements disposed on the base with the longitudinal axis of the base extending through openings in each of the plurality of stacked elements, and a plurality of feathers extending from the distal end of the base.. .