|| List of recent Longitudinal Axis-related patents
|High density timing based servo format for use with tilted transducer arrays|
An apparatus according to one embodiment includes a magnetic head having servo writers each configured to write a servo pattern having a first magnetic bar and a third magnetic bar oriented to form a chevron-like pattern with the first magnetic bar, the first magnetic bars each having a longitudinal axis oriented at a first angle between 2 and 88 degrees from an intended direction of tape travel thereacross, the third magnetic bars each having a longitudinal axis oriented at a second angle between 2 and 88 degrees from the intended direction of tape travel thereacross, the second angle having a different numerical absolute value than the first angle. The apparatus also includes a drive mechanism for passing the magnetic recording tape over the magnetic head, and a controller electrically coupled to the magnetic head..
International Business Machines Corporation
|Dynamic tactile interface|
One variation of a dynamic tactile interface includes a tactile layer defining a peripheral region and a deformable region adjacent the peripheral region; a substrate coupled to the peripheral region, a fluid conduit adjacent the deformable region, a fluid channel fluidly coupled to the fluid conduit, and a via fluidly coupled to the fluid channel and passing through the back surface; a bladder fluidly coupled to the via and the substrate; a structure adjacent a first side of the bladder; and a platen adjacent a second side of the bladder opposite the first side and compressing the bladder against the structure substantially perpendicular the longitudinal axis of the bladder and substantially parallel the substrate to displace fluid from the bladder and into the fluid channel to transition the deformable region from a retracted setting into an expanded setting.. .
Tactus Technology, Inc.
|Borehole seismic system|
A well borehole seismic sensing system having one or more rotatable sensor arrays. The sensor arrays can have one or more groups of sensors disposed on a cam shaft located along a portion of a well pipe.
A magnetic-inductive flowmeter has a plurality of functional units and a housing which is common to all of the functional units. Each functional unit has a measuring tube for an electrically conductive medium to flow through, a magnetic field-generating device having at least one field coil for generating a magnetic field which runs at least also perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the measuring tube, and two measuring electrodes.
|Magnetic-inductive flow meter|
A magnetic-inductive flowmeter, having a plurality of functional units and a housing common to all the functional units, wherein each functional unit has a measuring tube, a magnetic field generating device, and two measuring electrodes, and wherein a virtual connecting line of the two measuring electrodes extends at least substantially at right angles to the direction of the magnetic field penetrating the measuring tube at right angles to the longitudinal axis of the measuring tube. In the housing, there is a common medium feed connection for the measuring tubes of all the functional units, a common power supply for the magnetic field generating device of all the functional units, and a common evaluation unit for the measuring electrodes of all the functional units.
|After the mass-spring principle operating vibration absorber|
A vibration damper (1) operating in accordance with the mass-spring principle, which is provided for fitting on an injection line pipe, includes a main body (2) which comprises an elastomeric vibration-damping material and has an inside hollow space (3) which passes therethrough in the longitudinal direction and which in the fitted condition surrounds the injection line pipe, the longitudinal axis (4) of the inside hollow space (3) coinciding with the longitudinal axis of the pipe, and is characterised in that it has a mass distribution eccentric with respect to its longitudinal axis (4) and can be non-rotatably fitted on the injection line pipe.. .
|Integrated brushless direct current motor and lift pump|
A lift pump having a longitudinal axis and comprising first and second housing components defining an operational volume, a brushless direct current motor assembly, and a pump assembly disposed in said volume. The brushless direct current motor assembly has a motor axis eccentric with the longitudinal axis, a rotor, and a stator disposed diametrically inwardly of the rotor.
Clarcor Engine Mobile Solutions, Llc
|Holder for fastening a fuel distributor to an internal combustion engine, and fuel injection system having such a holder|
A holder used for mounting at least one component on an add-on structure, e.g., an internal combustion engine, includes: a base element able to be connected to a component; a fixation element, which extends through the through bore of the base element and a damping element disposed in the through bore, in order to mount the base element on the add-on structure; a fixation sleeve; and a damping element surrounding an outer side of the fixation sleeve and form-fittingly connected to the fixation sleeve on at least one side along the longitudinal axis, and on at least one side the damping element is form-fittingly connected to the base element along the longitudinal axis.. .
Robert Bosch Gmbh
|Hinge device for doors, shutters and the like|
A hinge device includes a first fixed tubular half-shell having a working chamber defining a longitudinal axis, a second tubular half-shell rotatable about the longitudinal axis, a pivot rotating unitary with the latter which includes a single pass-through actuating member having a helical shape, a plunger member slidable along the longitudinal axis, and a tubular bushing having a pair of guide cam slots. A pin-inserted within the pass-through actuating member is provided to allow the mutual engagement of the pivot and the bushing.
In & Tec S.r.l.
|Container formed of a one-piece distortion printed thermoplastic substrate|
A container including an open end; a closed end opposing the open end; a container wall extending longitudinally between the closed end and the open end about a longitudinal axis; an end seam extending at least partially across the closed end; and a longitudinal overlapping seam extending from the end seam, a portion of the overlapping seam extending longitudinally along the container wall from the closed end to a neck portion proximal the open end; wherein a common one-piece distortion printed thermoplastic substrate forms both the closed end and the container wall.. .
The Procter & Gamble Company
Bottle having one or more internal projections
A bottle comprising a neck that includes a longitudinal axis extending therethrough, a neck finish, and a radially-facing interior surface. The neck further includes one or more internal projections projecting in a radially-inwardly direction from the interior surface of the neck and axially overlapping at least a portion of the neck finish..
Owens-brockway Glass Container Inc.
Shock absorber assembly
A shock absorber assembly having a wheel assembly including first and second coupling points, and first and second shock absorber elements. Each shock absorber element includes a housing portion defining a bore, and a rod slidably coupled within the bore such that the shock absorber element has a variable length.
Adjustable accessory mount
A motorcycle includes a frame, a rear fender coupled to a rear portion of the frame, an accessory support structure and a pair of docking structures. The frame defines a longitudinal center axis, the motorcycle having left and right sides divided by the longitudinal axis.
Harley-davidson Motor Company Group, Llc
Monitoring of steering-angle during aircraft transport
The subject matter disclosed herein includes, inter alia, a method and system which enables to determine the steering-angle between the longitudinal axis of a tractor and the longitudinal axis of an aircraft which is being led by the tractor (referred to herein as “steering-angle” in short). While an aircraft is being led, the steering-angle can be repeatedly calculated and compared to a threshold value defining a mechanical steering limit.
Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd.
Single-shell floor profile for a rail vehicle
A single-shell floor profile for a rail vehicle includes a floor plate and at least one reinforcing element, in which the reinforcing element runs parallel to the longitudinal axis of the vehicle and forms a hollow chamber profile with the floor plate.. .
Wiper device and wiper arm for cleaning a vehicle window
A wiper device for cleaning a vehicle window is disclosed. The wiper device has a wiper arm fastened in a torque-proof manner to a wiper shaft via an articulation piece, where the wiper arm is arranged pivotably on the articulation piece, a wiper blade arranged on the wiper arm, and a washing device for the wiper blade, which contains a feed for a washing fluid, where the feed runs in a partial region in the longitudinal axis of the wiper shaft and leads to the wiper blade in a direction running substantially perpendicularly to the longitudinal axis..
Valeo Systèmses D'essuyage
A coupling assembly can couple first and second panels together. The second panel defines a panel hole.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc
Rooftop air conditioning unit for buses
The present disclosure discloses a rooftop air conditioning unit for a bus or other vehicle. The air conditioning unit includes a frame, a condenser section mounted on the frame and a hvac section mounted on the frame.
Adjustable limit bar with sway control
An adjustable limit bar assembly for a suspension system includes an elongated member having a longitudinal axis and an attachment mechanism disposed on an end of the elongated member and configured for attachment to a vehicle frame component. First bumper and second bumpers are co-axially disposed on the elongated member and spaced from a plate connected to an axle by a distance, wherein the distance is adjustable..
A power tool includes a housing; a handle having two ends, each being moveably mounted to the housing associated mountings; and a biasing mechanism connected between the housing and the handle; wherein at least one of the mountings comprises: a first part mounted on the housing and a second part mounted on the one end of the handle, one part comprising a passageway, the other comprising a rod, having a longitudinal axis, which is located in and capable of being axially slid within the passageway, enabling the end of the handle to move towards or away from the housing; at least part of the wall of the passageway in a lengthwise direction of the passageway comprises a curved convex support surface capable of engaging the side of the rod to enable the rod to pivot within the passageway about an axis which is perpendicular to the axis of the rod.. .
Black & Decker Inc.
A tool includes a housing; a handle having first and second ends mounted thereto via respective mountings, and a biasing mechanism connected between the housing and handle. At least one mounting comprises parts mounted on the housing and end of the handle respectively, one part comprising a support, the other comprising a pin having a longitudinal axis, located in the support and capable of moving linearly or being rotated therein so the handle may move accordingly.
Black & Decker Inc.
A power tool comprising: a housing; a handle having two ends, the first being moveably mounted to the housing via a first mounting assembly, the second being moveably mounted to the housing via a second mounting assembly; a biasing mechanism connected between the housing and handle; wherein at least one of the mounting assemblies comprises first and second parts, one being mounted on the housing and the other mounted on the one end of the handle, the first part comprising a passageway, the second comprising a mount and a rod, the rod having a first end and a shaft with a longitudinal axis, the first end being attached to the mount using a bayonet connection, the shaft being located in and capable of axially sliding within the passageway to enable the end of the handle to move towards or away from the housing.. .
Black & Decker Inc.
Floating jaw assembly for use with machinist vises
An improved floating jaw assembly to a machinist vise assembly capable of holding a plurality of individual workpieces, the vise assembly generally including a base with a way or ways, a fixed jaw mounted on the ways, at least one movable jaw slidably mounted on the ways to move toward and away from the fixed jaw on a longitudinal axis in such a manner that at least one workpiece can be securely held between the fixed jaw and the at least one movable jaw, and a mechanism for moving the movable jaw toward and away from the fixed jaw to clamp and unclamp workpieces. The floating jaw assembly includes at least one floating jaw plate attached to the vise assembly by means of mounting pins and openings in the floating jaw plates for adjustable movement of the floating jaw plates along the longitudinal axis of the vise assembly and for articulated movement of the floating jaw plates in a plane substantially parallel to the base of the vise assembly and about an axis perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the vise assembly so that the floating jaw plates can, in cooperation with adjoining jaws or plates, adjust to and securely hold workpieces.
Machine for machining gear teeth and gear teeth machining method
A machine for machining a workpiece having a central longitudinal axis is provided. The machine includes a chuck or fixture on which the workpiece is disposable, a grinding spindle to remove material from the workpiece, the grinding spindle having a central longitudinal axis about which the grinding spindle rotates and being disposed with the central longitudinal axes intersecting one another so as to create a continuous gear tooth on the workpiece and an electrochemical grinding (ecg) element configured to execute ecg processing on the grinding spindle and the workpiece to soften the workpiece as the gear tooth is being created by the grinding spindle..
Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
Cutting tool having insert pocket with cantilevered member
A cutting tool (has a central, longitudinal axis and a tool body including an insert pocket with a bottom wall, a rear wall and at least one side wall. A cantilevered member is machined from the tool body so as to be integrally formed with the tool body.
Method of making strip formed by web-connected wires
The method serves for the production of a wire strip (1) comprising a plurality of wires (2) arranged parallel to each other. For this purpose a metal strip is first pre-notched either on one side or both sides for the formation of the wires (2), whereby wires (2) are generated which are still connected to webs (3).
Method for producing steel fibers
A method of making steel fibers, preferably for use as a concrete additive, and for the supply thereof in making steel fiber concrete, characterized in that to form the steel fibers (2) first a sheet-metal strip (1) is notched either on one face or both faces so as to form steel-fiber wires (4) that are initially connected together by webs (5), and that further, for subsequently converting the webs (5) into thin easily mutually separable separation webs forming separation surfaces that are fracture-rough and low in burring upon separation, the steel-fiber strip is subjected to a flexing process in which each web (5) is subjected to multiple bending deformations about its longitudinal axis in such a way that incipient cracks are produced at the webs (5) due to fatigue fracture and thus the separation webs are produced.. .
Cent & Cent Gmbh & Co Kg
Gyratory crusher main shaft sleeve
A gyratory crusher main shaft sleeve friction fit over an uppermost end of a crusher main shaft. The sleeve includes an elongate axial wall for being positioned in contact with an outward facing surface of the main shaft.
Sandvik Intellectual Property Ab
Process for preparing alkenylhalosilanes and reactor suitable therefor
D) having a gas inlet device (4) having a plurality of gas feed points (5) which are spaced apart in the direction of the longitudinal axis of the reaction tube (1) and open into the reaction tube (1).. .
Extruded aluminum skateboard
A skateboard deck has a solid body of extruded aluminum, the body having a top surface, a bottom surface, a first longitudinal edge and a second longitudinal edge. A support member is carried by one of the top surface and bottom surface and is configured to strengthen the solid body along a length to support a skater.
Snowshoe and its construction
Snowshoe with upper side fixable to a ski boot and lower side interface-able with terrain, a frame having a pair of lateral struts, arranged on opposite sides of the frame's centreline plane, directed along a prevailing direction of the longitudinal axis, the side members extending from a front end to a rear end, each side member extending on an opposite side with respect to the centreline plane. In correspondence with front and rear ends, respectively, the frame includes front and rear crossbeams that mechanically connect said ends with each other, the crossbeams arranged astride the centreline plane.
Ober Alp S.p.a.
Snowshoe and its construction
Snowshoe comprising an upper side, suitable to be fixed to a ski boot and a lower side, suitable to interface with the terrain, a frame having a pair of lateral struts, arranged on opposite sides with respect to a centreline plane of the frame, directed along a prevailing direction of the longitudinal axis, wherein the snowshoe comprises a central body, provided with at least one central crampon arranged on the lower side, the central body being mechanically connected to the lateral struts, wherein said side members are provided with teeth or crampons, from the side of the lower side of the snowshoe.. .
Ober Alp S.p.a.
Golf green divot repair tool
A golf green divot repair tool is provided that includes a handle and a tine structure. The tine structure includes a trough wall forming a trough, the trough wall mounted to the handle at a first end of the trough wall, and a tapered wall mounted to extend to a tip from a second end of the trough wall.
Electrode arrangement for plasma treatment and device for producing a transcutaneous connection
A transcutaneous connection between an exterior and an interior of a human or animal body includes a cylindrical skin penetration piece which provides a passage through the skin and has a longitudinal axis that determines the direction of passage through the skin. Wound-healing action and reliable disinfection are effected using an annular flat electrode arrangement, which has a contact surface at an angle to the longitudinal axis, can be fastened to the skin penetration piece.
Otto Bock Healthcare Gmbh
Metering element for an inhalation device and inhalation device comprising a metering element
A metering element for an inhalation device is provided, comprising at least one opening being configured to receive a substance, wherein the opening comprises a width and an entire height, wherein the height extends along a longitudinal axis of the metering element and the width extends across the longitudinal axis, and wherein the continuous width of the opening is less than the entire height of the opening. Furthermore, an assembly for an inhalation device is provided, comprising a metering element and a sealing member wherein a removal of substance from the metering chamber upon mechanical cooperation of the metering element with the sealing member is prevented..
An injector including a syringe arranged along a longitudinal axis, a removable cover for removable engagement with the syringe and a cover removal assembly including an outer portion which is engagable by a user and is movable axially in a cover disengagement direction along an axial travel path with respect to the longitudinal axis and an inner portion which includes at least one engagement portion which is engagable with the removable cover, whereby axial movement of the inner portion in the cover disengagement direction removes the removable cover from the syringe, at least one of the outer portion and the inner portion being configured such as to provide an axially floating lost motion engagement between the outer portion and the inner portion.. .
Elcam Agricultural Cooperative Association Ltd.
Automatic injection device
The present invention relates to an automatic injection device (1) comprising: a container (2) having a longitudinal axis a and movable between a first position and a second position, in which the needle is inserted, biasing means (8), for moving the container to its second position, retaining means (70, 74, 74b) for maintaining said biasing means in a first stressed state, triggering means (90, 91e) for releasing said retaining means, said retaining means comprising a lever member having a rotatable cylinder part and a radial projection extending therefrom, said radial projection being in a first angular position when said retaining means is in its passive condition, said radial projection being in a second angular position, different from said first angular position, when said retaining means is in its active condition, said rotatable cylinder part being included in a transversal plane of said longitudinal axis a.. .
Becton Dickinson France
Portable roller massager
A portable roller massager includes an elongate center shaft having a longitudinal axis extending between a first end and a second end, a roller section rotatably positioned about an outer surface of the elongate center shaft and extending not entirely between the first and second ends, a first handle member movably attachable to the first end of the elongate center shaft, and a second handle member movably attachable to the second end of the elongate center shaft. The elongate center shaft, roller section, first handle member, and second handle member cooperate to form a portable roller massager for massaging and treating a person's muscles..
Device for treating skin
The present application relates to a device for treating skin (1) comprising a housing (2), a shaft (14) located in the housing (2) having a longitudinal axis (‘a’) and an end for receiving a skin treating part (3). The device (1) further comprises a drive means configured to cause the shaft to rotate about its longitudinal axis, and to oscillate in a direction along the longitudinal axis, wherein the drive means comprise a rotational drive unit for rotating the shaft (14) and an oscillation generator (26) for oscillating the shaft.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.
Eustachian tube dilation balloon with ventilation path
An apparatus comprises a shaft, an expandable dilator, and at least one ventilation pathway. The shaft defines a longitudinal axis and comprises a distal and proximal ends with at least one shaft lumen.
Expandable intervertebral implant
An implant for therapeutically separating bones of a joint has two endplates each having an opening through the endplate, and at least one ramped surface on a side opposite a bone engaging side. A frame is slideably connected to the endplates to enable the endplates to move relative to each other at an angle with respect to the longitudinal axis of the implant, in sliding connection with the frame.
Globus Medical, Inc.
The aim of the invention is to enlarge the possibilities of use of conventional bone plates and increase their flexibility of manipulation. To this end, the invention proposes a bone plate comprising a bottom side that is to rest against the bone and an upper side opposite to the bone as well as a plurality of holes located preferably along the longitudinal axis of the plate, through which bone screws can be inserted to be anchored to a bone.
Apparatus and methods for closing vessels
Apparatus and methods are provided for closing a tubular structure within a patient's body. The apparatus includes a needle including a proximal end including a hub, a distal end including a sharpened distal tip, a lumen having an oblong cross-section extending proximally from the distal end, and defining a longitudinal axis between the proximal and distal ends, and a clip deliverable from the lumen.
Biopsy assembly for obtaining a tissue sample
The present invention relates to a biopsy assembly (1), for obtaining a tissue sample. The assembly (1) comprises an elongated tube shaped sleeve (2), extending along a longitudinal axis a.
The present invention relates to a biopsy device (1) for obtaining a tissue sample. The biopsy device comprises an elongated tube shaped drill (2), extending along a longitudinal axis a, and comprising a cutting edge arrangement (3) at a distal end (4) of said drill (2).
Flesh tunnel finding, dangle jewelry and method
A finding used with dangle jewelry configured to attach to a flesh tunnel with a center bore inserted into a body part. The finding includes a continuous, single wire shaped and bent forming two longitudinally aligned post configured to be inserted into the opposite end openings of a center bore.
Modified adhesive zipper device
A modified adhesive zipper device. The device has two flexible stringers with rows of teeth and an adhesive substance coated on the flexible stringers.
Alignment system for a cleat and base assembly
A cleat and base assembly for permitting blind alignment and engagement to one another. The cleat is disposed on an underside of a shoe sole and includes a forward cleat engagement edge and a rearward cleat engagement edge displaced at a distance along a longitudinal axis of the shoe sole.
Masticating separator for separating fruit or vegetable juice from fruit or vegetable pulp
The present invention relates to a masticating separator for separating fruit or vegetable juice from fruit or vegetable pulp. The masticating separator comprises a housing (21), an inner wall (43) in the housing (21), an auger (22,71) rotatably mounted in the housing (21), a cavity (46) defined between an outer surface (39,86) of the auger (22,71) and the inner wall (43) to receive pulp and juice, and a juice passageway (44) separated from the cavity (46).
Koninkljke Philips N.v.
Apparatus, mechanical, selective weed control in mature and establishing crops including turfgrasses
An apparatus for applying a desired amount of mechanical abrasion to plants is provided. The apparatus includes a base, a brush and an elevation device for maintaining the base at desirable height.
Method and macro photographic stereo imaging
A macro photographic apparatus for creating focus stacked images of a specimen may include a rigid longitudinal member having a longitudinal axis and including a camera mount thereon. A translation device may be fixed to the member for translating the specimen along the member toward and away from the camera mount.
Data center network distribution system
A method and apparatus (“utility”) for facilitating connection of rack-mounted data devices (50) to a data network is provided. The utility includes a distribution strip (42) and a number of network ports (44), disposed on the distribution strip (42), for use in connecting the rack-mounted data devices (50) to the network.
Zonit Structured Solutions, Llc
Broadband gnss reference antenna
A linear antenna array comprises a hollow support mast having a longitudinal axis, and a plurality of antenna element bays located equidistantly along the support mast. Each of the antenna element bays comprises a stripline driving circuit board positioned orthogonal to the longitudinal axis of the support mast, and a set of radiating elements symmetrically positioned around the support mast and electrically connected to the driving circuit board.
Honeywell International Inc.
Control device for opening and closing a door aircraft
A device for opening and closing according to the invention relates to an aircraft door (2) hinged around an axis (6) substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis the aircraft comprising a motorized mechanism and a driving system combined with a control device comprising a system for acquisition of the angular position of the door (2) relative to the structure (4) the aircraft, where said angular position acquisition system for the door comprises at least one inclinometer (20) combined with the door (2).. .
Method for controlling the driving of a big rig and drive control system
A method for remotely controlling a big rig comprises a tractor unit and one or more trailers coupled to the tractor unit, wherein the tractor unit comprises a drive train which can be electronically actuated by control means of the tractor unit and by way of which the tractor unit can be driven automatically. The control means of the tractor unit have a wireless communication link to a touchscreen device so that automatic driving of the big rig can be remotely controlled by way of the touchscreen device during which at least one articulation angle between a longitudinal axis of the tractor unit and a longitudinal axis of the trailer is continuously regulated..
Zf Lenksysteme Gmbh
Method of improving the pivoting of a wheel set
A method of improving pivoting of a wheel set for a scientific instrument, including an arbor pivoting or oscillating about a wheel set axis, the method including: static balancing of the wheel set to bring the center of gravity onto the axis; determining a desired value for the resulting unbalance moment of the wheel set about the axis, corresponding to a predetermined desired divergence between a first principal longitudinal axis of inertia of the wheel set, and the axis; setting the wheel set in rotation at a predetermined speed about the wheel set axis, the resulting unbalance moment is measured with regard to the axis; and adjusting a value of the resulting unbalance moment of the wheel set about the axis within a given determined tolerance with regard to the desired value.. .
The Swatch Group Research And Development Ltd.
A paintball grenade that disperses a marking fluid upon impact. In one embodiment, the paintball grenade includes a flexible, resilient tube sealed at both ends.
Tippmann Sports, Llc
Low profile folding front and rear firearm sights
Low profile folding front and rear firearm sights are disclosed. The firearm sights can be assemblies including a base, an arm, and a sight attached to the arm.
Sig Sauer, Inc.
Valve assembly and fluid injector for a combustion engine
A valve assembly for a fluid injector for an internal combustion engine includes a valve body with a valve recess, a central longitudinal axis, and a first axial end and a second axial end with respect to the central longitudinal axis. A valve needle is axially moveable within the valve recess with respect to the central longitudinal axis.
Continental Automotive Gmbh
Assembly for directing combustion gas
An arrangement is provided for delivering gases from a plurality of combustors of a can-annular gas turbine combustion engine to a first row of turbine blades including a first row of turbine blades. The arrangement includes a gas path cylinder, a cone and an integrated exit piece (iep) for each combustor.
Siemens Energy, Inc.
A jet regulator (1) which can be installed into the water outlet (2) of a sanitary outlet fitting (3), on the front side thereof. The jet regulator (1) can be arranged in a detachable or fixed manner in the water outlet (2).
Method and the sealing of glass tubes in a hot softened state
A method for the sealing of glass tubes in a hot softened state is provided. The method includes softening the glass at a severing zone adjacent to an end portion of the glass tube and rotating the glass tube about its longitudinal axis while being heated until a hot softened state is reached in which the end portion is severed off.
Surf wake system for a watercraft
An adjustable surf wake system enhances a wake formed by a watercraft travelling through water. The system may include a flap for deflecting water traveling past the stern of the watercraft, and/or a positioner operably connected to the flap for positioning the flap relative to a longitudinal axis of the watercraft between a neutral position and an outward position.
Malibu Boats, Llc
Ventilated saddle for bicycles, motorcycles and/or other pedal machines
A ventilated saddle for bicycles, motorcycles and/or other pedal driven machines, including, from bottom to top, a substantially rigid shell (2) with a middle longitudinal axis (l) and a top surface shaped to support the user's body, a padding layer (3) superimposed to the shell (2), a covering layer (4) superimposed to said padding layer (3) and designed to come into contact with the user's body. The shell (2) has a first series of holes (6), a covering layer (4) is made as a net (8) or transpiring fabric.
Valve pin rotation limiter
Injection machine and fluid distribution system having a valve pin reciprocally movable along its longitudinal axis between upstream and downstream (axial) positions, including a valve pin rotation limiter for resisting or preventing rotation of the valve pin around its axis. The limiter includes an elongated rail having a rail axis, stationarily mounted relative to an actuator that drives the valve pin upstream-downstream along its longitudinal axis wherein the rail axis is radially spaced from the valve pin axis.
Synventive Molding Solutions, Inc.
Illuminated pipe wrench tool assembly
A lighted pipe wrench assembly having a first wrench member and a second wrench member cooperatively joined. The first wrench member includes a head portion having a first jaw section and an interface section, and further includes an elongate neck portion having a longitudinal axis.
Electrode and method changing an electrode to a welding torch
An electrode includes an elongated body defining a longitudinal axis. A seating end portion includes a first truncated cone.
Ultrasonic probe and ultrasonic treatment device
An ultrasonic probe is provided with a first vibrating body including a first distal treatment section which vibrates at a predetermined frequency and with a first amplitude when the ultrasonic vibration is transmitted. The ultrasonic probe includes a second vibrating body extending in a same range as the first vibrating body in axially parallel directions parallel to a longitudinal axis and being discontinuous with the first vibrating body over an entire length in the axially parallel directions.
Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
Solid dosage form that promotes reliable oral, esophageal and gi transit
A solid dosage form designed to facilitate rapid and reliable oral, esophageal and gi transit has a surface area of the contact patch, i.e., the area of contact between the dosage form and the bodily surface reduced. The dosage form can be an asymmetric oral dosage unit containing a bioactive, the dosage unit being asymmetric with respect to a rotational axis perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the dosage form, the rotational axis being located substantially at a mid point along the longitudinal axis.
Circuit for a catheter or sheath and forming same
A circuit configured for connecting an electrode to a catheter or sheath is disclosed. The circuit includes a member having a longitudinal axis and configured to extend along at least a portion of the length of the catheter or sheath.
St. Jude Medical, Atrial Fibrillation Division, Inc.
Surgical protective device for a surgical sealing element and surgical sealing system
The invention relates to a surgical protective device for a surgical sealing element of a surgical sealing system comprising a trocar sleeve, the surgical sealing element having an expandable insertion opening. Said protective device comprises a ring-shaped or substantially ring-shaped main body adapted to be arranged on the trocar sleeve, on a part thereof or on the sealing element and defines a through-opening with a plurality of protective elements arranged in the circumferential direction and extending parallel to or pointing towards a longitudinal axis of the protective device.
Methods and devices for creating tissue plications
Devices and methods for forming and securing a tissue plication are disclosed herein. In one aspect, a tissue manipulation device is described that includes a first jaw member pivotally coupled to a distal end of an elongate shaft and having an articulating portion located distal to the proximal end of the first jaw member.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.
Fixation device with magnesium core
A fixation device comprises a biodegradable inner core extending along a longitudinal axis from a distal tip to a proximal end in combination with a sleeve surrounding the core along a portion of a length thereof and comprising a thermoplastic polymer formed of a material which softens and expands into surrounding bone tissue when activated by an energy source.. .
Depuy Synthes Products, Inc.
Lip seals for cooking apparatus and cooking apparatus having lip seal
A cooking apparatus comprises a cooking chamber configured to hold a cooking medium therein, a lid configured to cover the cooking chamber, and a sealing member disposed between the lid and the cooking chamber to create a seal between the cooking chamber and the lid. The lid comprises a lid liner and a retaining member disposed on an inner surface of the lid, the retaining member configured to retain the sealing member adjacent to an edge of the lid.
Henny Penny Corporation
Sausage and bun packaging system and method
A food container includes a base having a bottom wall and defining a longitudinal axis. A cover covers the base above the bottom wall.
Johnsonville Sausage, Llc
Volumetric body formed of two curved surfaces and methods for providing the same
A volumetric body may be formed of two curved surfaces. The volumetric body may comprise a first surface and a second surface, both being configured to be joined together at a single curved seam to substantially enclose a volume.
Ez As A Drink Productions, Inc.
Mesh reflector with truss structure
A reflector assembly includes a frame centered about a longitudinal axis and having a first height along the axis. A curved body extends from the frame and has a second height along the longitudinal axis could be greater than the first height.
Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation
Contact resistance reduction in finfets
A semiconductor device having fin transistors includes a plurality of substantially parallel semiconductor fins formed over a substrate and a gate structure formed over the fins transversely to a longitudinal axis of the fins. Source and drain regions are formed on opposite sides of the gate structure and are merged with the fins by an epitaxially grown crystalline material between the fins in merged regions.
Gas pressure regulator with guide
A gas pressure regulator for use with gas delivery systems is provided. The gas pressure regulator includes, in one form, a body defining a proximal end portion, a distal end portion, and a central portion having a longitudinal axis extending therethrough.
Victor Equipment Company
Quick fill fluid connector
A fluid connector having a longitudinal axis and selective open and closed conditions, includes an elongate conduit member extending along the longitudinal axis, an annular collar disposed about and having axial movement relative to the conduit member between the connector open and closed conditions, and a plurality of split nut members circumferentially distributed about the conduit member and having axial movement relative to the collar between the connector open and closed conditions. The plurality of split nut members and the collar are jointly rotatably about the longitudinal axis, and each split nut member has a distal end defining a threaded nut segment.
Marshall Excelsior Company
Apparatus and laying pipes
The present invention provides an apparatus for use in laying a submarine pipeline. The apparatus includes a vessel having a deck area, alignment means on the deck area which aligns pipe sections to form a pipeline, guidance means for guiding the pipeline and discharge means that are mounted onto the deck area of the vessel and receive the pipeline.
Ceona Services (uk) Limited
Device for handling a wind turbine rotor blade
There is provided an apparatus for rotating and/or displacing a rotor blade of a wind power installation. The apparatus has at least one main body for at least partially embracing the rotor blade with a longitudinal, at least one contact portion for bearing against the rotor blade and at least one main frame for receiving the main body for rotation of the main body about the longitudinal axis and/or for displacement of the main body.
Wobben Properties Gmbh
An exhaust-gas turbocharger (1) with a turbine housing (2) which has a turbine housing inlet (8) and a turbine housing outlet (9), and which has a wastegate duct (10) between the turbine housing inlet (8) and the turbine housing outlet (9), and a shut-off element (13) for opening and closing the wastegate duct (10). The shut-off element (13) comprises a sleeve (14), which is inserted into the turbine housing (2), and a piston (22), which is guided in the sleeve (14) so as to be movable along a longitudinal axis (l), the sleeve (14) has apertures (15, 16) at which the wastegate duct (5) opens out into the interior of the sleeve (14)..
Turbomachine vane having an airfoil designed to provide improved aerodynamic and mechanical properties
A turbomachine vane including a plurality of vane sections stacked along a radial axis, each vane section extending along a longitudinal axis between a leading edge and a trailing edge, and along a tangential axis between an active surface and a passive surface, the vane sections being distributed according to longitudinal and tangential distribution laws defining positioning of respective centers of gravity thereof in relation to the longitudinal and tangential axes according to a height of the vane extending from a foot of the vane to a top thereof. Each of the longitudinal and tangential distribution laws involves a change in direction of the slope at between 90% and 100% of the height of the vane..
A crash cushion includes a plurality of resilient, self-restoring tubes each having a center axis and an interior surface. At least some of the tubes are positioned such that respective ones of the center axes are spaced apart in a longitudinal direction.
Energy Absorption Systems, Inc.
Device for hydrodynamically strengthening nonwovens, wovens or knitted fabrics
The invention relates to an apparatus for hydrodynamic entanglement of non-wovens, wovens or knits, comprising a basic drum (1) having a multiplicity of holes (4), on which basic drum (1), spaced apart therefrom, there is arranged a structured drum (6), the spacing between the basic drum (1) and the structured drum (6) being arranged to be produced by a plurality of wires (5, 5′, 5″, 5′″, . .
Trützschler Gmbh & Co. Kg
A blister pack for containing medicament in powder form for use within an inhalation device, the blister pack comprising an elongate strip of base material containing equally spaced recesses along the length of the strip, each recess having walls defining a cavity, and a lid hermetically sealed onto the base material to close the cavities and define pockets of medicament powder, the blister strip being adapted to have each recess filled with a metered dose of medicament powder, each recess being elongate having its longitudinal axis extending across the strip and having longer side walls joined by a base, whereby the volume of each recess is adapted to be greater than the volume of the metered dose and each pocket of the blister strip is adapted to be opened by either pulling back the lid or puncturing the lid or the walls of the recess.. .
Advent Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd
Aircraft nacelle comprising a device providing a visual warning of a locking fault of the cowls
An aircraft nacelle comprising a first and a second cowl mounted pivotably about an axis substantially parallel to a longitudinal axis of the nacelle and lockable to one another by at least one locking mechanism. The nacelle further comprises a device for providing a visual warning of a locking defect of the cowls.
Airbus Operations (sas)
An aerofoil sail (30) for providing motive power to a waterborne vessel, the sail comprising a leading aerofoil portion (35a) and a trailing aerofoil portion (35b), and the sail comprising a spar (32), at least one of the aerofoil portions rotatably positionable, and the sail comprising a controller to control individually the angular position of at least one of the aerofoil portions relative to the spar, and the spar rotationally positionable about its longitudinal axis.. .
Windship Technology Limited
Wiper device and wiper arm for cleaning a vehicle window
A wiper device for cleaning a vehicle window is disclosed. The wiper device has a wiper arm fastened in a torque-proof manner to a wiper shaft via an articulation piece, the wiper arm being arranged pivotably on the articulation piece in a pivot axis, a wiper blade arranged on the wiper arm, and a washing device for the wiper blade, which contains a feed for a washing fluid, wherein the feed runs in the longitudinal axis of the wiper shaft and leads to the wiper blade in a direction running substantially perpendicularly to the longitudinal axis..
Valeo Systèmes D'essuyage
Independent suspension of a wheel of a two-track vehicle with a scissor-type arm and a spring element
An independent suspension of a wheel of a two-track vehicle includes a trailing arm, one of the end portions of which is hinged to a vehicle body of the vehicle and the other end portion of which supports a wheel carrier. A scissor-type arm is hinged to the trailing arm and guides the trailing arm relative to the vehicle body.
Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
Apparatus and slicing food products
An apparatus, in particular a high-performance slicer, for slicing food products such as in particular sausage, cheese, ham and/or the like, comprises a product feed which feeds a product to be sliced to a cutting plane in which a cutting blade moves adjacent to a cutting edge, in particular in a rotating and/or a planetary revolving motion. The cutting apparatus comprises means to rotate the product fed to the cutting plane about an axis, in particular about a longitudinal axis of the product, at least over a predefinable angular range during the slicing operation..
Weber Maschinenbau Gmbh Breidenbach
Hairdressing razor, razor and razor head
A hairdressing razor for cutting hair having an elongated handle and a cutting head joined to the handle, wherein at least one blade holder for at least one blade is provided in the cutting head. In order to achieve an improved cutting result and a longer blade service life, the invention provides for the longitudinal axis of the blade to be arranged at an angle to the longitudinal axis of the cutting head.
A masking plug may including a retainer having a longitudinal axis, the retainer including a central portion and an axially aligned anchor portion, the anchor portion being outwardly biased relative to the longitudinal axis, and a plug body disposed around the central portion, wherein the anchor portion is configured to exert an axial force upon the plug body when inserted within an opening.. .
The Boeing Company
Football accessory for downing the ball carrier
An american football apparatus, the removal from a ball carrier of a portion of which is configured to provide an indication that the ball carrier is down, includes an elongate structure attached to the ball carrier so as to be completely removable therefrom. The elongate structure defines opposing ends and a longitudinal axis therebetween.
A catheter system includes an elongate catheter having a lumen extending at least partially therethrough, and a leading catheter end segment, a guidewire positionable within the lumen of the catheter, and fastening structure supported adjacent the leading catheter end segment. The guidewire and the catheter are adapted for relative movement.
Catheterization employing a cable extending from the catheter to a fixed point of attachment is performed by providing a sensor to detect rotation of the catheter about its longitudinal axis, the rotation causing the cable to form a twist. The cable extends through a cable arranger that operates to remove the twist.
Biosense Webster (israel) Ltd.
Drug delivery device and cartridge holder for a drug delivery device
A drug delivery device is provided comprising a cartridge holder comprising at least one guide track, and a body comprising at least one interaction member adapted and arranged to mechanically cooperate with the at least one guide track. The guide track comprises a first section and a second section, wherein the path which is defined by the first section encloses an angle with the longitudinal axis of the device, wherein the angle which is enclosed by the path defined by the first section with the longitudinal axis is smaller than the angle which is enclosed by the path defined by the second section with the longitudinal axis, wherein, for connecting the cartridge holder to the body, the interaction member is configured to mechanically cooperate with the first section such that the cartridge holder is axially moved and rotated with respect to the body, and the interaction member is configured to mechanically cooperate with the second section such that the cartridge holder is rotated with respect to the body, whereby an axial movement of the cartridge holder with respect to the body is prevented.
Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh
System and multifunctional magnetic coupling jet
An apparatus including a motor assembly having a motor. A jet assembly coupled to the motor assembly having an inlet and outlet aperture.
Devices and methods for guiding and applying traction to a patient's leg during surgery
A system for supporting and manipulating a leg of a patient including a base configured to be releasably secured to the ground, a first guide rail coupled to the base, wherein the first guide rail has a longitudinal axis, a boot coupled to the first guide rail, wherein the boot is configured to receive and retain at least a portion of a foot of the patient, and a drape hanger assembly coupled to the base, wherein the drape hanger assembly includes a pair of drape hangers oriented parallel to the longitudinal axis of the first elongate guide rail.. .
Innovative Orthopedic Technologies, Iot Ag
Artificial foot and controlling the movement thereof
An artificial foot having a longitudinal axis extending from a heel area to a toe area, a length, a width and a height is provided. The artificial foot includes a connection to a lower leg part, an upper supporting structure in the direction of height, an elastic sole structure extending from the heel area to the toe area, an elastic connecting element arranged between the upper supporting structure and the sole structure, and a coupling system.
Otto Bock Healthcare Gmbh
Variable angle bone fixation device
A bone fixation element includes a threaded head and a shaft extending along a longitudinal axis from a proximal end to a distal end, an outer surface of the head being one of carburized and nitrided and including a first groove extending into an outer surface of the head along a path interrupting the threading and extending along an angle counter to an angle of the threading.. .
Depuy Synthes Products, Inc.
Device for guiding a surgical instrument into position on a bone-anchor element including a means for realigning a link rod with the anchor element, and related system of surgical instruments
A device for guiding a surgical instrument having one end for coupling to the head of a bone anchor element and a longitudinal channel, the head of the bone anchor element having a tapped longitudinal recess intended for receiving a screw cap, said longitudinal recess leading into a transverse channel capable of receiving a link rod, characterised in that said guiding device includes a rod for guiding the surgical instrument, with a longitudinal axis a, having one end comprising two semi-tubular tabs in which the outer section matches the inner section of said longitudinal recess and in which the inner section is at least equal to the diameter of the link rod, the cross-section of the guiding device being always smaller than the section of the longitudinal channel of the surgical instrument in order to allow the insertion and the removal of said device in the distal direction.. .
Multi-functional medical device and related methods of use
A medical device including an elongate member having a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen extending therebetween. The medical device may further include an end-effector disposed at the distal end of the elongate member.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
Revision joint replacement device and method
A device to aid in performing a revision surgery on a joint can comprise: a body member having a bone facing bottom surface, an opposing top surface, a first end portion configured to be disposed on a bone, and a second end portion opposite the first end portion and configured to be disposed on the bone nearer to the joint relative to the first end portion; a connecting member attached to the body member and configured to extend beyond an end of the bone; and a guide member attached to the connecting member and including an opening configured to receive a cutting tool. The device can be sized and shaped based on a computed tomography scan of the bone, and the guide member can be configured so that when the device is installed on the bone, the longitudinal axis of the opening is aligned with a longitudinal direction of the bone..
Vessel occlusion devices, kits and methods
A blood vessel occlusion device comprising a plurality of legs having a deployed state wherein each of the plurality of legs is angled outwardly toward a vessel wall and a delivery state wherein the plurality of legs are sized and shaped for pushing into a target blood vessel and substantially in parallel to a common longitudinal axis. Each leg has an anchoring tooth at a distal end thereof and a gripping point formed therealong.
V.v.t. Med Ltd.
Monitoring system for monitoring heart signals
The invention relates to a monitoring system (1) for monitoring acoustic heart signals, comprising a sensor housing (2) comprising a heart sound sensing element (3) adapted to be arranged in connection to a patient's heart to sense heart sounds and to generate a heart sound signal related to the heart sounds; a monitoring unit housing (4) comprising a processing unit (5) adapted to receive said heart sound signal, wherein said monitoring unit housing (4) is separated from said sensor housing (2) and is adapted to be arranged in relation to the patient's upper sternum, wherein the monitoring system (1) further comprises a flexible elongated connector (6) connecting said sensor housing(2) to said monitoring unit housing(4), said connector (6) having a longitudinal extension along a longitudinal axis(7), wherein said connector (6) is connected to said monitoring unit housing(4) in an angular relationship, and wherein the angle α between said longitudinal axis (7) and a main axis (8) of said monitoring unit housing (4) is within a predetermined interval.. .
Single piece resilient plastic egg separator in the shape of an egg
The egg separator according to the invention includes a single piece resilient deformable hollow plastic member essentially in the shape and size of a chicken egg. Viewing the egg shaped member as having a longitudinal axis, the bottom (larger end) of the member is truncated essentially perpendicular to the axis thereby creating an opening into the interior of the egg shaped member.