|| List of recent Longitudinal Axis-related patents
|Method for determining the inclination of a tower|
A method for determining the inclination of a tower, in particular of a wind turbine, in relation to the gravitational field, by evaluating the output signal from an acceleration sensor configured to pick up static acceleration in the direction of a sensor measurement axis, which method is simple to use and can be carried out on any wind turbines. It is proposed that the acceleration sensor is attached to a component, preferably to a main frame, which can be rotated about the longitudinal axis of the tower in an azimuth angular range of at least 180°, such that the sensor measurement axis is oriented substantially parallel to the plane of rotation of the component, the output signals, in the case of various azimuth angles, being successively measured and recorded by rotating the component between measurements, the inclination being determined by evaluation of the series of measurements obtained..
|Method for using a guard for creating a socket posteriorly in the lumbar spine|
A method for guiding a bone removal device to form a socket in the human spine and for inserting a cortical bone implant into the socket. The method includes placing a guard against the posterior aspect of the spine, the guard having a passage therethrough, inserting the bone removal device into the passage, removing a portion of a facet joint with the bone removal device to create the socket having a maximum height, and inserting the cortical bone implant into the socket.
|Device for handling a bone screw|
A device for handling a bone screw to be connected with a vertebral rod includes an essentially cylindrical and hollow housing and an adjustment tool which axially traverses the housing and which has a section provided with an outer threading and is screwed into an internal threading of the housing, wherein the housing is constructed pliers-like and has a first and a second jaw which relative to the user each have a proximal and a distal end, wherein the distal ends engage at the head of the bone screw, wherein the two jaws are pivotably connected with each other via a pivot axis which is situated between the distal and proximal ends and extends orthogonally in relation to the longitudinal axis of the housing, and wherein the internal threading of the housing is provided on a proximal end of a single one of the jaws.. .
|Flexible acl instrumentation, kit and method|
A flexible reamer for preparing a hole in a tissue includes a shaft that extends along a longitudinal axis between a proximal end and a distal end. The shaft is cannulated through and has a flexible portion along at least a portion of its length.
A medical instrument with an elongate shank which, at a distal end, carries a spatula, and, in a proximal end area, has a shank head on which a laterally protruding handle is arranged. The shank is rotatable relative to the handle about a rotation axis parallel to a longitudinal axis of the shank..
|Optical trocar assembly and system|
An optical trocar assembly has an elongated tubular member for receiving an endoscope which defines a longitudinal axis and has an open proximal end and a closed, optically clear distal end which is adapted for penetrating body tissue. The optical trocar assembly has a handle releasably connected to the elongated tubular member and which defines a passage which is coaxial with the longitudinal axis and which has a distal portion and proximal portion.
|Quick stop drilling tool for use with a medical or dental treatment device|
A quick stop drilling tool for use with a medical or dental treatment device includes a drilling tool having a body extending between a connection end and a working end and having a longitudinal extension along a longitudinal axis of the drilling tool. The drilling tool has a hollow outer shell in which a probe is held that can be moved along the longitudinal axis so that a part of the probe can be moved out of the shell through an opening.
|Spray coating system and method|
A spray coating system includes a rotating spray head and a transfer assembly. The spray head is coupled with a spray nozzle that directs spraying of a fluid multi-component product onto an interior surface of a structure.
A screw includes a shank, at least one end cutting groove, a first thread, and a second thread. The shank includes a lower section disposed near an insertion end thereof and an upper section disposed near a head end thereof.
A screw includes a shank and at least one end cutting groove. The shank includes a lower section disposed near an insertion end thereof and an upper section disposed near a head end thereof.
|Multi-position hole saw assembly with plug ejector|
A hole saw assembly including an elongated arbor, a mounting piece arranged around the arbor and rotationally locked to the arbor but slidable over the arbor, a circular saw blade mounted on the mounting piece, the rotational axis of the circular saw blade coinciding with the longitudinal axis of the arbor, a central drill extending along the rotational axis of the circular saw blade and being rotationally and axially fixed to the arbor, means for releasably fixating the mounting piece in relation to the arbor at one or more positions along the arbor and a plug ejector for ejecting a plug of sawn material from the interior of the circular saw blade by sliding the mounting piece and the circular saw blade in relation to the central drill and for working as a stop for the sliding of the mounting piece towards the tool end of the arbor.. .
|Strain relief device for a fiber optic cable|
A strain relief device (24) for anchoring a fiber optic cable (22) to telecommunications equipment (10) includes a base (34) defining a top side (52) and a bottom side (54), the base (34) defining a base channel (60) having an open top and a closed bottom and that receives the fiber optic cable (22) from the open top, the base channel (60) defining a longitudinal axis (62) generally parallel to a longitudinal axis (82) of the fiber optic cable (22) when the fiber optic cable (22) is placed within the base channel (60), the base (34) further defining a first sliding coupling structure (66) extending at a generally acute angle relative to the longitudinal axis (62) of the base channel (60) along a top to bottom direction. The strain relief device (24) further including a cover (44) defining a top side and a bottom side, the cover (44) defining a cover channel (80) having an open bottom and a closed top and that receives the fiber optic cable (22) from the open bottom, the cover channel (80) defining a longitudinal axis (78) generally parallel to the longitudinal axis (82) of the fiber optic cable (22) when the fiber optic cable (22) is placed within the cover channel (80), the cover (44) further defining a second sliding coupling structure (68) extending at a generally acute angle relative to the longitudinal axis (78) of the cover channel (80) along a top to bottom direction, the second sliding coupling structure (68) slidably mating with the first sliding coupling structure (66) for clamping the fiber optic cable (22) in between the base (34) and the cover (44)..
|Fiber distribution hubs|
A fiber distribution hub (fdh) can include an enclosure defining an interior region and a frame body having a longitudinal axis. The frame body is rotatably mounted within the interior region of the enclosure such that the frame body can rotate about the longitudinal axis relative to the enclosure.
|Tilted detector array for medical imaging systems including computed tomography|
A medical imaging system can include a frame that has a bore that has a central longitudinal axis that intersects a target area for imaging, and a radiation source to emit radiation in radial directions towards the target area to form a fan or cone of emitted radiation that irradiates a cross-section of the target area with respect to the longitudinal axis. The system can include one or more detector arrays including a plurality of detector segments that extend along a detector axis that extends in a direction that is effectively parallel to the longitudinal axis, such that radiation emitted from the radiation source passes through the target area and is incident on one or more of the detector segments.
|Vehicle cabin arrangement comprising a lighting device|
A vehicle cabin arrangement for a vehicle body and a method for lighting a vehicle cabin and for displaying information using such a vehicle cabin arrangement are disclosed. A lighting device with a light-emitting surface directed towards the cabin interior space is provided on a ceiling section.
|Longitudinal absorber for downhole tool chassis|
A chassis assembly is disclosed for housing at least one circuit board. The chassis has a first chassis part, a second chassis part, and at least three shock absorbers.
|Ironless magnetic linear motors having levitating and transversal force capacities|
A ironless magnetic motor (21-23) employs a magnetic track (30) and a forcer (40). The forcer (40) is orientated in relations to a magnetic field (β) across a linear air gap of the magnetic track (30) to generate a drive force (fx) parallel to the x drive axis and orthogonal to the z levitation axis in response to a commutation drive current (ix) and to generate a force (fz, fy) orthogonal to the x drive axis in response to a commutation coil current (iz, iy) being superimposed on and phase shifted from the commutation drive current (ix).
|Permanent magnet linear actuators|
An electromagnetic actuator including: a core comprising a material having a high magnetic permeability relative to air; an array of coils sequentially arranged on the core, each coil of the array of coils being wound around the longitudinal axis of the core; and a magnet assembly movably mounted along the array of coils, the magnet assembly having a coil side facing the array of coils and an opposite side facing away from the array of coils and including an array of permanent magnets sequentially arranged along the array of coils in a direction parallel to the longitudinal axis, wherein the magnetic moments of the plurality of magnets are selected and arranged to augment the magnetic field produced on the coil side of the magnet assembly and to reduce the magnetic field produced on the opposite side of the magnet assembly.. .
|Ion mobility separation device with moving exit aperture|
A method and device for separating ions according to their ion mobility are disclosed. An ion guide is provided having a plurality of electrodes arranged to form an ion guiding path that extends in a closed loop.
|Rolling vehicle having collar with passively controlled ailerons|
A spinning, rolling, or roll-stabilized vehicle, such as a projectile, includes a fuselage that rotates about its longitudinal axis (spins) during flight. A collar is positionable relative to the fuselage to steer the projectile, with the collar having ailerons to provide a roll force to position the collar.
|Closure for flexible film pouch|
A closure that is constructed and arranged to be sealed to an opening in a flexible film pouch that has an interior. The closure includes a body that has a top, bottom, sides, front and back, wherein the body has a body through-channel with a bottom opening and a top opening, and wherein the body is elongated, such that its extent from front to back is greater than its extent from side to side.
A golf bag includes at least one pouch for containing at least two golf clubs, each club having a shaft of length lcg, a cross-section having an area of a given value, and a club head secured to one end of the shaft, the pouch being of oblong shape defined along a longitudinal axis and including a bottom and an opening situated at the end of the pouch remote from the bottom, substantially centered on the axis, the opening having a rim of given shape and an area greater than the sum of the two areas of the cross-sections of the two shafts, the depth of the pouch defined along the axis from the opening having a value that is not less than lcg; a bearing surface; and elements for mounting the bearing surface in the pouch at a distance from the opening that is less than the value lcg.. .
|Modular tree-mountable hunting stand|
A support frame rail with a central longitudinal axis is orthogonally coupled with a pivot beam. A support frame plate slidably couplable with the support frame rail includes an embedment projection.
An antigalloping device can include first and second clamps, each having a respective jaw for clamping to respective first and second cables. A connecting assembly can be coupled between the first and second clamps.
|Temporary and portable shelters for mourning, celebration, and spiritual use|
An expandable shelter includes a canopy adjustable in length along a longitudinal axis. Legs support the canopy in an a-frame configuration defining an apex angle along an upper ridgeline.
|Internal combustion engine with compensation weight arranged on the crankshaft and serving as an imbalance, and method for production of the crankshaft|
The invention concerns an internal combustion engine and a method of its production having at least one cylinder and with a crank drive comprising a crankshaft, in which the crankshaft mounted in the crankcase has an associated crankshaft throw, the crankshaft throws being arranged spaced apart along the longitudinal axis of the crankshaft, and at least one compensation weight serving as imbalance is arranged on the crankshaft on the side opposite at least one crankshaft throw the compensation weight has an arcuate form on the outward-facing side, the outside of which running in the peripheral direction has a constant distance s from a reference axis which runs parallel to and spaced by a distance Δ from the longitudinal axis of the crankshaft, wherein the reference axis is arranged on the side facing away from the compensation weight, starting from the longitudinal axis of the crankshaft.. .
|Method for creating a connecting element positioned between two components of a structure, connecting element and bypass turbojet engine comprising such a connecting element|
A method for creating a connecting element, arranged between two components of a structure, or a turbojet engine structure, which is subjected to compressive and/or tensile loadings and which includes a hollow shaft immersed, at least partially, in a stream of air flowing between the two components, the method including: dimensioning a width of the main cross section associated with the shaft of the connecting element in a direction orthogonal to the longitudinal axis of the shaft according to desired mechanical strength and desired mass, and according to characteristics of the airstream; and working an external surface of the shaft of the connecting element, at least over part of this surface, to give it a surface finish with an arithmetic mean roughness at least equal to 20 microns, to reduce drag of the connecting element thus dimensioned by comparison with a smooth connecting element of the same diameter.. .
A filter element, and filter apparatus, include a filter pack, a seal member, and a seal support frame operatively connecting the seal member to the filter pack. The seal support frame includes an annular extension, which is preferably canted at an oblique angle to a longitudinal axis, for supporting the seal member.
|Auger fishing lure|
An artificial fishing lure utilizes gyratory motion of a rotating auger of the lure to provide novel water dynamics while the lure is being pulled through the water in order to entice a fish to strike at the lure. The lure includes a shaft, a head on one end of the shaft, a tail on another end of the shaft, and the auger situated freely on the shaft between the head and the tail for rotation on and about the longitudinal axis of the shaft.
|Sports shoe, particularly for soccer use and the like|
A sports shoe, particularly for soccer use and the like, comprising an upper and a sole which is provided with one or more studs, each stud being associated with the sole by way of at least one elastically deformable element for the movement of at least part of the stud about its own longitudinal axis in such a manner as to follow the movements of change of direction, traction and stopping of the athlete who is wearing the sports shoe, the sports shoe further comprising a stripping prevention element that lies inside the sole and the stud, passing through the elastically deformable element in order to prevent accidental breakages of the elastically deformable element and/or the separation of the stud during the use of the sports shoe.. .
|Shoe sole and a shoe fitted with such a sole|
The present invention provides a shoe sole including a main shock-absorber part that extends in the hindfoot region and from the medial side towards the lateral side of said sole, said main shock-absorber part comprising top and bottom elements and a partition element having at least one portion with a longitudinal axis (p), said partition element extending between said top and bottom elements so as to form at least two cavities, namely a medial cavity and a lateral cavity that open out respectively to the medial side and to the lateral side of said sole. Advantageously, the hind edges of the top and bottom elements include respective medial and lateral top regions and medial and lateral bottom regions arranged on either side of said axis (p), and the medial and lateral top regions extend in rectilinear manner respectively towards the lateral and medial bottom regions, so as to form an x-shaped structure with a longitudinal axis (l) that coincides with said axis (p)..
|Brush head for a sonic or ultrasonic toothbrush and toothbrush|
The invention relates to a brush head with an integrated ultrasonic transducer and with a plurality of bristle tufts that are arranged on a baseplate and can be caused to vibrate by the ultrasonic transducer during operation, wherein the bristle tufts are arranged in a plurality of substantially parallel rows aligned symmetrically relative to a central longitudinal axis or central plane of the baseplate, wherein a first row and at least one second row are provided in the transverse direction as viewed from the central longitudinal axis or central plane, and wherein all bristle tufts of a row are the same length. Such a the brush head is to be improved so that a particularly thorough and reliable cleaning of the teeth is possible when a fixedly installed brace is present.
|Baby hammock apparatus|
According to the teachings of the present invention there is provided a baby hammock apparatus adapted to support a baby in a leaning/lying position, the apparatus comprising: a baby support subsystem having a flexible/elastic cloth sleeve, the flexible/elastic cloth sleeve having a generally cylindrical shape, a longitudinal axis, and two radial edges; a hammock hanging subsystem adapted to provide a secure and substantially vertical connection for the baby support subsystem; and two retaining edges respectively disposed along the two radial edges, with each retaining edge having a cord having a length therein, wherein the length of the cord is adjustable to allow for a range of sizes of babies and positions of the baby to be positioned in and supported in the baby hammock apparatus.. .
|Powered surgical stapler|
A surgical instrument can comprise a handle, a motor, and a shaft extending from the handle. The handle and/or the shaft can define a longitudinal axis.
|Device for removing kidney stones|
A system for removing a kidney stone from a ureter may include: an elongate, flexible, outer shaft having a distal end configured to be advanced into the ureter and a proximal end; an elongate, flexible, inner shaft extending through at least part of the outer shaft; an expandable stone retention member extending through at least part of the inner shaft and moveable along the longitudinal axis relative to the inner shaft; an elongate, flexible camera positioned coaxially within the retention member shaft, such that a distal end of the camera is located at or near a distal end of the inner shaft; and a handle coupled with the proximal end of the outer shaft, a proximal end of the inner shaft, and a proximal end of the retention member shaft.. .
The present invention relates to medical apparatuses and procedures for reconstructing a ligament. There is provided a trephine (10) comprising an adaptor (11), an elongate reamer (12) coupled thereto, and a reamer support stem (13), wherein the reamer support stem is mounted concentrically within the reamer and adaptor, and wherein at least a portion of the reamer support stem is slidably moveable about a longitudinal axis of the trephine..
|System and method having an electromagnetic manipulator with a uv tacking mechanism|
A surgical instrument is provided including a handle portion and a body portion extending distally from the handle portion and defining a longitudinal axis. The surgical instrument also includes an end effector assembly disposed at a distal end of the body portion, the end effector assembly including an electromagnetic manipulator in cooperation with an ultraviolet (uv) light source for performing tacking of an implant.
|Multiple aperture, multiple modal optical systems and methods|
Multiple aperture, multiple modal optical systems and methods include at least one optical component positioned at a first position about a longitudinal axis; and at least two light sources connectable to the at least one optical component, wherein the multiple modal optical system is configured to transmit light from the at least two light sources in at least one direction transverse to the longitudinal axis and receive reflected light, and wherein the at least one optical component is configured to rotate about the longitudinal axis and translate along the longitudinal axis when connected to the at least two light sources.. .
Embodiments are directed to an implantable penile prosthesis cylinder comprising an outer tube member and an inner tube member. The outer tube member has a longitudinal axis.
|Most fit exercise sledge hammer|
A sledge hammer with an elongate handle having a longitudinal axis and a flexible generally geometrically uniform removable mass affixed to the handle at a distal end thereof. The mass is secured to the handle with a bolt adapted to extend through the mass and into the distal end of the handle.
|Drive device with overload protection|
The invention relates to a drive device, comprising a drive device housing with a longitudinal axis, at least one gearing assembly received in the drive device housing, with a gearing housing, which is received in the drive device housing so as to be rotatable about the longitudinal axis thereof, an engagement element received in the drive device housing and connected thereto for rotation therewith with respect to a rotation about the longitudinal axis thereof, said engagement element comprising an end face running substantially orthogonally to the longitudinal axis, which end face is in frictional and, if desired, additionally interlocking engagement with an associated counter end face of the gearing assembly or one of the plurality of gearing assemblies, and a spring, which is received in the drive device housing and prestresses the end face and the counter end face against one another.. .
|Wind turbine rotor|
Wind turbine rotor comprising a hub, a plurality of blades and at least one pitch system for rotating a blade substantially along its longitudinal axis, the pitch system comprising a bearing, a motor and a gear system, said gear system comprising a driving pinion operationally connected with the motor, an annular gear arranged to mesh with the driving pinion, and additional gear teeth, the additional gear teeth being arranged to mesh with other parts of the gear system at least in a predefined blade position for wind speeds at or below nominal wind speed, and arranged such that upon movement from said predefined blade position, the additional gear teeth come into contact with said other parts of the gear system before the driving pinion comes into contact with the annular gear.. .
|Door hardware opening enlargement tool|
The present invention provides an apparatus for facilitating enlargement of a circular opening in a door, the apparatus comprising a spacing means adapted to insert into the circular opening and contact the wall thereof, a guide means adapted to guide a bit portion of a hole saw, wherein the spacing means and guide means are arranged such that in use the guide means is capable of guiding the bit portion of the hole saw along the central longitudinal axis of the circular opening.. .
|Liquid heating device|
The device for heating liquid generates steam, receives a fluid in liquid form at its inlet, and ejects the fluid heated up or in gaseous form at its outlet. The device includes a heater positioned inside a sleeve having a longitudinal axis.
|Method and system for cryocooled laser amplifier|
A laser amplifier system includes a gain medium having a longitudinal axis and a plurality of sides substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis. The laser amplifier system also includes a waveguide having a plurality of inner surfaces.
|Aircraft passenger seating arrangement|
A passenger seating arrangement in an aircraft cabin includes a plurality of pairs of seat units, the pairs of seat units being located directly behind one another, and each seat unit having a longitudinal axis. Each pair of seat units includes an aisle-seat unit and a non-aisle-seat unit.
A retention arrangement for releasably securing a closure against a fixed body is provided. The retention arrangement includes a housing defining a mouth configured to receive a striker and defining a longitudinal axis, and at least one retention element configured to selectively retain said striker within the mouth, and movable between an open position and a closed position.
|Fitting for tubing containment system|
A fitting for use with metal tubing includes an adaptor, the adaptor having a longitudinal passage having a longitudinal axis for fluid flow; a body for receiving the tubing, the body positioned opposite the adaptor and aligned with the longitudinal axis; a metal sealing member positioned between the adaptor and the body; a nut positioned opposite the body; a jacket lock ring positioned radially inwardly of a portion of the nut, the jacket lock ring for making a mechanical connection with an outer jacket of the tubing; and at least one fastener coupling the nut, body and adapter.. .
|Fitting for an exhaust pipe|
A fitting for the mounting of an exhaust probe on an exhaust pipe with a base body having a central axis and secured to the exhaust pipe, with a bearing part having a longitudinal axis to accommodate the exhaust probe, wherein the bearing part and the base body are at least two-part and the bearing part can be secured in the base body in various positions, p1, p2.. .
|Seal sleeve and assembly including such a seal sleeve|
Seal sleeve and assembly including such a seal sleeve. A seal sleeve (10) having a seal sleeve wall (14) comprising a swellable polymer material having elastomeric properties so that the seal sleeve has non-swollen state and an expanded state, wherein the seal sleeve wall has a closed circumference that extends around a central longitudinal axis (a), the seal sleeve wall having a non-swollen thickness that is defined by the distance between an inner surface and an outer surface of the seal sleeve wall in the non-swollen state, the non-swollen thickness being less than the radial width of a circumferential space between an inner and an outer element that has to be closed off by the seal sleeve, wherein at least one of the end surfaces (14a, 14b, 252) extends in a plane that includes a sharp angle (a) with the longitudinal axis..
|Surgical stapling apparatus with control features operable with one hand|
A surgical stapling apparatus. Various embodiments include a rotatable elongated body that extends from a rotatable shroud on handle assembly and has a distal end configured for attachment to a disposable loading unit.
|Dispenser for delivering liquid to pasty masses|
A dispenser for delivering liquid to pasty masses has a pump unit, which has a restoring spring (25), and a discharge part (15) which forms a discharge tube (16), wherein the discharge tube (16) has a dispensing opening (17) which opens laterally to a dispenser longitudinal axis (a) extending in the pump direction, wherein furthermore a closure part (18) can be moved between a closed position and an open position in the discharge tube (16) in order to close the dispensing opening (17). An additional opening (20) is formed further up in the discharge part (15), which opening opens in the direction of the longitudinal axis (a) and is closed by a latching part (21)..
|Cup lid apparatus|
A cup lid comprising a first part lying in a first plane and having a top surface and a second part depends radially outwardly from said first part and lies in a second plane. Means on the second part and traversing perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the second part for preventing the tearing of the second part during the movement of the second part.
|Bottle closure and method of using the same|
A bottle closure (100) for a bottle (200) comprises a first closure (500) securable over an opening of the bottle (200). The first closure (500) having a central generally circular projection (540), and a liquid flow aperture (512) located adjacent to the projection.
|Drill bit with extendable gauge pads|
In one aspect, a drill bit is disclosed that in one embodiment includes a bit body that has a longitudinal axis, a blade of a selected length on a side of the bit body and substantially along the longitudinal axis, and a movable member associated with the blade that extends from a retracted position to a selected extended position along the longitudinal axis, thereby effectively extending the length of the blade when the movable member is in the selected extended position.. .
|Cable transportation system bogie, and cable transportation system comprising such a bogie|
A cable transportation system bogie extends along a longitudinal axis and has a main frame defining a supporting surface; a platform configured to support at least one car; and an articulated mechanism connected to the main frame and the platform, and configured to transmit pulling force between the main frame and the platform, and to permit movement of the platform with respect to the main frame in any direction.. .
|Reciprocal hydraulic cylinder and power generation system|
A hydraulic cylinder is provided. The hydraulic cylinder includes a casing with a longitudinal axis defined therethrough, a first fluid inlet defined in the casing, a second fluid inlet defined in the casing, a first fluid outlet defined in the casing, a second fluid outlet defined in the casing, a shaft extending along the longitudinal axis, a first switching valve mounted to the shaft, a second switching valve mounted to the shaft, and a piston mounted to the shaft between the first switching valve and the second switching valve, wherein the hydraulic cylinder is configured such that when a fluid is supplied to the first and second fluid inlets, the shaft, the first and second switching valves, and the piston oscillate back and forth along the longitudinal axis..
|Camera mount apparatus and system|
This disclosure relates to an apparatus for mounting a camera onto a firearm and an associated device for capturing images and recordings of a firearm target. The apparatus allows for easy attachment of cameras of varying sizes onto the scope of a firearm and along the same longitudinal axis of the scope.
|Cleaning nozzle for a vacuum cleaner|
A vacuum cleaner nozzle having a rotatable member arranged around a longitudinal axis for picking up particles from a surface to be cleaned, and a cleaning arrangement for removing articles entangled on the rotatable member. The cleaning arrangement has at least one support surface provided on at least one radially projecting member, and at least one cleaning member movable between a resting position in which the cleaning member is arranged at a distance from the support surface and at least one cleaning position in the vicinity of the rotatable member.
|System for nerve sensing and stimulation employing multi-electrode array|
A nerve stimulation system includes a pulse generator and implantable lead. The pulse generator includes a sensing module and a pace circuit.
|Parallel rod connector|
A connector assembly for attaching multiple spinal rods to each other, the connector assembly including a connector body having a top surface, first and second ends, a first opening extending along a longitudinal axis from the first end to the second end, a second opening offset from the first opening and extending along a longitudinal axis from the first end to the second end, and a threaded opening extending along a longitudinal axis from the top surface and into the connector body; and a set screw assembly having a threaded portion that is engageable with the threaded opening of the connector body.. .
|Angled washer polyaxial connection for dynamic spine prosthesis|
A dynamic spine prosthesis (such as a facet joint prosthesis having an articulation surface configured to articulate with a corresponding facet joint element) that has a fixation element with an elongated bone entry portion defining a longitudinal axis and a dynamic spine prosthesis component connected to the fixation element at a connection location by an adjustable connection. The adjustable connection has first and second washers each rotatably supported by the fixation element and each having an angled contact surface in a plane not perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the fixation element, with the connection location being between the bone entry portion and the first and second washers..
|Apparatus for endoscopic procedures|
A surgical device includes a jaw assembly, an articulating assembly and a drive shaft. The jaw assembly includes first and second jaws.
|Active tremor control in surgical instruments|
Described embodiments include a handheld or hand operated surgical instrument. The instrument includes an elongated member having a longitudinal axis and a handle portion.
|Intraocular lens injector cartridge providing lens control|
An intraocular lens (iol) cartridge, comprising a lumen wall having a distal end and a proximal end, and defining a rigid lumen portion having a longitudinal axis extending therethrough, the lumen wall having a first ridge segment disposed on an inner surface thereof and extending in the direction of the longitudinal axis, a first wing coupled to the lumen wall at the proximal end and having a first ridge portion extending therefrom, and a second wing coupled to the lumen wall at the proximal end and having a second ridge portion extending therefrom, the first wing is coupled to the second wing by a hinge. When the first wing and the second wing are moved to a closed position to form a second lumen portion, the first ridge portion and the second ridge portion form a second ridge segment, the first ridge segment and the second ridge segment align in the direction of the longitudinal axis..
|Multi-axis adjustable splint|
A multi-axis adjustable splint for treating the fracture of bones includes a rail body that has a longitudinal axis. The splint further includes a fixed clamp assembly coupled to the rail body for securing at least one first bone screw in a first desired orientation.
|Control handle with rotational cam mechanism for contraction/deflection of medical device|
A medical device has a distal member with a configuration that can be changed by means of a control handle with a control assembly employing a rotational cam, a shaft, and a pulley, where the rotational cam is rotationally mounted on a portion of the control handle for rotation by a user. The rotational cam operates on the shaft to move it proximally or distally depending on the direction of rotation which in turn rotates the pulley to draw or release a puller wire to change the configuration of the distal member of the medical device.
|Video endoscope and video endoscope system|
A video endoscope including: a endoscope shaft; a hermetically enclosed video-optical unit arranged in the endoscope shaft, wherein the video-optical unit comprises an enclosure including a substantially cylindrical, hermetically sealed housing having a distally arranged entry window, an objective lens, an image sensor unit, and one or more signal lines, the housing being connected to an outer jacket tube in a rotationally fixed manner, wherein the image sensor unit is mounted in the housing rotatably about a longitudinal axis of the endoscope shaft and comprises at least one image sensor, wherein, in order to rotate the image sensor unit, a magnetic coupling with an outer magnet and an inner magnet operationally connected to the outer magnet in a magnetic manner, is arranged in the area of the distal tip of the endoscope shaft.. .
|Solid state variable direction of view endoscope|
An endoscope with a wide angle lens that comprises an optical axis that is angularly offset from a longitudinal axis of the endoscope such that the optical axis resides at an angle greater than zero degrees to the longitudinal axis. The wide angle lens system simultaneously gathers an endoscopic image field, the endoscopic image field at least spanning the longitudinal axis and an angle greater than ninety degrees to the longitudinal axis.
|Air cleaner for removing air pollutants from an air stream|
The present invention relates to an air cleaner for removing air pollutants from an air stream, for instance such as the cleaning exhaust/intake gas of an amusement machine, said air cleaner comprising a filter device including at least one filter layer (4a, 4b) held by a filter holder (5) in said airflow substantially perpendicular to a main flow direction thereof and including a plurality of preferably stick-shaped filter elements (6) neighbouring each other. In accordance with the present invention, the filter device has no closed surrounding along the circumference of the filter layers, but provides for an open side along at least a portion of the periphery of the filter layer.
|Electrical connector system connectable in a straight or right angle configuration|
An electrical connector system having a male and female connector. The male connector includes a u-shaped shroud axially surrounding a male terminal having an opening generally perpendicular to the male terminal's longitudinal axis.